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April 9, 2002

Obituaries

A memorial services for JACK PORTER BENNETT, who died on Feb. 24, 2002, will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Bible Baptist Church, 915 Cass Road, Traverse City. Memorials may be directed to Bible Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
     
      HARRIETT G. BRUESCH, 71, of Scottville and formerly of Stronach, Mich., died on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Stronach.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville. Graveside services will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Freesoil. Arrangements are being handled by the Herbert Funeral Home.
     
      MILDRED R. COWART, 93, of Traverse City and formerly of Port Huron, died on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday, April 12, 2002, at St. Francis Catholic Church, where friends may call at the time of services. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      CRAIG STEVEN DENHAM, 41, of Grawn, died on Friday, April 5, 2002, in Traverse City. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Wolfe Funeral Home of Kalkaska, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      EVELYN W. GUY, 86, of Kalkaska, died on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 9, at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where a funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Clearwater Township Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home.
     
      HUGO J. HUCK, 76, of Frankfort, died on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      FRANKLIN "FRANK" H. LOOMAN, 72, of Bear Lake died on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at home. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements.
     
      JOSEPHINE CONSTANCE MANNILA, 83, of Kaleva, died on Monday, April 8, 2002, at Tendercare of Traverse City. She was born March 5, 1919, in Wayne, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Johanna Wencil.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 9, at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Father Michael P. Conner will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
     
      DONALD J. "DEPUTY DON" MELVOIN, 80, of Traverse City, died on Monday, April 8, 2002, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City. Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      JACK D. NICHOLS, 59, of Manistee, died on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at home.
      A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Onekama Church of the Brethren. Pastor Tim Binklsey will officiate, with interment in Brethren Township Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is handling arrangements.
     
      SALLY V. PATTERSON, 80, of Manistee, died on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at home. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
      MAXINE STEINEBACH, 68, died on Monday, April 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending with the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Record-Eagle.
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      Marie M. Anderson
      April 7, 2002
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie M. Anderson, 95, of Spider Lake, Traverse City, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at her home. A resident of Spider Lake since 1956, she was a former teacher in the Manton School system, and a former resident of Manton and Mesick.
      Born on March 30, 1907, at Harre Siding, north of Manton, she married Roy Anderson on July 15, 1936.
      Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Rolling Hills Club, which she helped organize in 1960. She loved all crafts, gardening and her home was open to everyone. Her main hobby was writing letters and keeping in touch with family and friends.
      She is survived by a brother, Kermit Moore; and many nieces and nephews, including Julia Lier of Gladwin who also has been intimately involved with her Aunt Marie's care.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Victor, in 1961; her husband in 1988; and in January 2002 by a special niece, Lydia Moore, who had lived with her aunt since 1986.
      Aunt Marie was cared for in her home with the assistance and support of people and services from the Commission on Aging and Munson Hospice and Home Health Care. Their commitment to her care allowed her to die an honorable death in her home by the lake she so loved. The family expresses great gratitude to those helpers.
      Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton. The Rev. Glen Walters will officiate. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Cremation will follow, with burial in Antioch Township Cemetery.
      Memorial gifts may be made to Munson Hospice and envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      Carl E. Conant
      April 7, 2002
      BELLAIRE - Carl E. Conant, 89, of Central Lake Township, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Carl was born January 24, 1913, in East Bay Township, the son of Albert and Belle (Weathers) Conant.
      He was a lifelong farmer and long-time board member of the Antrim County Soil District and the Antrim County Farm Bureau. He also was a Central Lake Township Trustee for many years; a 4-H leader and 4-H cook; and was an accomplished silversmith, jewelry maker, and rose and vegetable gardener. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire.
      On Nov. 6, 1935, in Barker Creek, he married Dorothy Dockery, who preceded him in death in August of 2000. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ernistine Morrison, and two brothers, Gerald and Gaylord.
      Surviving are three children, Carolyn (Joseph) Juracko of Central Lake, Michael (Lynda) Conant of Central Lake and Sharon (Jack) Snyder of East Jordan; five brothers and sisters, Ralph of Williamsburg, LeRoy (Elsie) of Scandia, Jane (Wersil) White of Williamsburg, Margaret (Robert) Madroo of Newberry and Albert (Teri) of Eatonville; seven grandchildren, Joe Juracko, Carmen Hartwig, Stacy Conant, Michael Ann Chellis, Rick Ernst, and Angie and Jennie Snyder; two great-grandchildren, Emilee Marie Ernst and Amber Marie Juracko; and many nieces and nephews.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire. Father Dale Magoon will officiate. Interment will follow in Southern Cemetery in Central Lake Township.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Lake Historical Society.
     
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      Irene L. Plamondon
      Died April 6, 2002
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Irene L. Plamondon, 83, of Traverse City, formerly of Petoskey, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Petoskey, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Anna (Fleese) Send. In 1936 in Alabama, she married Walter Plamondon, who preceded her in death in 1980.
      Survivors include her daughter, Becky Leymon of Traverse City; a brother, Joe Send of Traverse City; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald; and a grandson, Ronald.
      Funeral services will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City today, April 9, at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Father Edwin Thome will be officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Irene L. Plamondon Memorial Fund in care of her daughter, Becky.
     
      Betty L. Stevens
      April 7, 2002
      ELK RAPIDS - Betty L. Stevens died on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A resident of Elk Rapids, she formerly lived in Eastport and Sun City West, Ariz.
      Betty was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Highland Park, to Emery and Marjorie (Wilbur) King. On Sept. 14, 1946, in Ferndale, she married Bruce Stevens.
      She was a member of the Kewadin United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also was active in the PEO sisterhood and did volunteer work while in Arizona.
      She is survived by her husband, Bruce Stevens of Elk Rapids; one daughter, Lenore (Dr. Scott) Henderson of Mattapoisett, Mass.; three sons, Douglas (Karen) Stevens of Rochester Hills, Norman (Sheila) Stevens of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Thomas (Kim) Stevens of Peoria, Ariz.; one brother, Earl (Lorraine) King of Florence, Ala.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at Kewadin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Pier-Fitzgerald will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Kewadin United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Covell Funeral Home-Elk Rapids.
     
      Sharon Lynne Zundel Eichstadt
      April 7, 2002
      LITTLE GLEN LAKE - Sharon Lynne Zundel Eichstadt went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at her home on Little Glen Lake in the presence of her family.
      Sharon was born on Feb. 10, 1936, in Detroit, the daughter of Ed and Vivian Zundel.
      Sharon's life taught all of us who remain an important lesson of love. She is a beautiful example of what it means to be most giving and unselfish in every way. Sharon loved and enjoyed life. Her smile and sense of humor were a joy to all who had the opportunity to know her. We will never forget her laughter and welcoming spirit as we enjoyed so many wonderful family get-togethers. She loved to be busy and accomplish something every day. Her hardworking hands helped build the house she and John lived in, as well as always helping those who needed her. Sharon also was an excellent seamstress who could work miracles with material. Her creativity has left all of us with happy memories and beautiful quilts and clothes. Sharon and her mom shared this passion as well as a very close relationship from many hours spent together. Sharon's role as an aunt and great-aunt to her brothers' children was also special.
      Sharon worked at Boyne Mountain for 20 years. She belonged to the Bonita Springs Quilting Club in Florida, the Blue Lake Quilters Club and the Women's Moose Club in Bonita.
      Sharon is survived by her devoted and loving husband, John Eichstadt; her mother, Vivian Zundel; children, Jeanne Foglesong, John Jr. and Judi Eichstadt, James and Kari Eichstadt; her grandchildren, Kaleena, Kirby, Kyra, Kennedy, Daisie and Grant, Dylan and Pamela, Andrew Foglesong; also many dear nieces and nephews, Patrick and Sue Zundel, Erin, Lauren, Michelle, Robby, Patrick, Kelly, Emily, Dylan and Sharon.
      Sharon's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. The Rev. Robert Stark of Kalkaska United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Coldsprings Township Cemetery.
      The family asks that in lieu of special flowers a donation of volunteer time or money be contributed to the oncology unit at Munson Medical Center. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
     
      Kenneth L. Grabowski
      April 1, 2002
      STERLING HEIGHTS - Kenneth L. Grabowski, 47, of Sterling Heights and formerly of Traverse City, died April 1, 2002.
      Beloved father of Keith, he also is survived by Keith's mother, Kate Grabowski of Traverse City. He was the loving brother of Beverly (Reg), Pat (Paul), Carol (Al), Bob (Paula), Kathy, Elaine (Glenn) and Nancy (Carl). He also is survived by 28 nieces and nephews.
      Cremation has taken place and a local memorial service will be held at a later date.
     
     
     

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