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September 21, 2001

Obituaries

FRANKFORT - Ingeborg Stolson, 95, of Frankfort, died Tuesday at Babion Foster Care in Merrill.
      She was born on March 6, 1906, in Frankfort, the daughter of Emil and Gertie (Johnson) Stolson.
      Ingeborg graduated from Frankfort High School in 1924, and then attended and graduated from Benzie County Normal. She then attended Michigan State Normal College in 1925, and received her Life Certificate from Ypsilanti. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Columbia University in 1940.
      Miss Stolson returned to the Frankfort area and taught in the Frankfort schools, as well as Benzie County Normal, for seven years. She then moved to Saginaw and taught for 22 years, retiring in 1968. Upon her retirement, she moved back to Frankfort.
      She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, the Michigan Retired Teachers Association, and was a charter member of the former Sons of Norway of Traverse City.
      Ingeborg is survived by her sister, Margaret Babion of Frankfort, and several nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Rick Stieve officiating. Interment will follow at Crystal Lake Township Cemetery East. Friends may meet with the family at the time of services.
      The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      NORTHPORT - Linda E. Eichstadt, 55, of Northport since 1994, formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday. She had previously resided in Detroit for 27 years prior to moving to Northport.
      Linda was born on Dec. 10, 1945, in Cadillac, the daughter of Harry W. and Esther (Knoth) Kelcherman. On Oct. 3, 1986, Linda married Darryl Eichstadt in Dearborn.
      She was employed as a hostess for a restaurant in Dearborn before retiring in 1986. Linda was an active member of Sharecare in Northport. She enjoyed collecting trading cards.
      Linda is survived by her husband, Darryl of Northport; three stepdaughters, Amy (Chas) Burley of Farmington Hills, Julie Eichstadt and Erin Eichstadt, both of Livonia; one brother, Roger Kelcherman of Canton; two sisters, Pat McGuire of Dearborn Heights and Carol Powell of Independence, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather.
      A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport with the Rev. Andy Jones and the Rev. Kenneth Hubbard officiating.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Sharecare of Leelanau, Inc., 215 S. High, Northport, MI 49670.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      SALINE - Ruth E. Smith, 78, of Ann Arbor, passed away on Tuesday in Ann Arbor.
      Ruth was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Frederick and Sylvia (Royce) Allen.
      Mrs. Smith was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Women of the Elks, Kings Daughters, and the Travis Pointe County Club.
      Ruth is survived by her daughter, Diane (Kenneth) Harrison of Plymouth; her son, Robert (Christine) Sanders of Auburn, Maine; her stepsons, Murray Eugene (Gertrude) Smith of Chelsea and Gary (Patricia) Smith of Ann Arbor; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy (Charles) Hedetniemi of Falls Church, Va.; her brother, Robert Rainey of Manchester; and her half brother, John Allen of Glade Water, Texas.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray J.A. Smith, on Oct. 8, 1994, and her son, David C. Sanders, on June 20, 1970.
      Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Nie Funeral Home. Pastor Barry W. Ludwig of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Entombment will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's honor to Moose Charities, Life Care for Tomorrow, International Headquarters, Moose Heart, IL 60539-1181 and/or Arbor Hospice Residence, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
      The family is being served by Nie Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 971-2345 .
     
      KALKASKA - Thomas Ronald Weber, 55, of Kalkaska, passed away Wednesday, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on April 19, 1946, in Clarkston, the son of Ronald and Hazel (Francis) Weber.
      Tom and Tari moved to Kalkaska six years ago after Tom retired as a foreman for General Motors. He loved to golf and worked at Timberwolf Golf Course as a greenskeeper. Tom was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Kalkaska and the Eagles in Grayling.
      Tom is survived by his wife, Tari Weber; daughters, Nikole Westphal and Jim Juliano of Bloomfield Hills, Sarah Smith of Kalkaska; son, Max Westphal and Krissy Murtagh of Hartland; his parents, Ronald and Hilda Weber of Florida; brothers, James (Maryann) Weber of Kalkaska, George (Joann) Hicks of Illinois; and a sister, Pamela (Thomas) Francis of Jacksonville, Fla.
      Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel in 1969.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and will be immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Pastor David Rosenberg, of Bear Lake Christian Church, will be officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society, 525 W. 14th St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      MARGARET C. BATES, 87, of Traverse City, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Munson Medical Center.
      A full obituary will appear in the Saturday edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
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