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April 24, 2004

Obituaries

      BENDON - Graveside services for Carlton O. Deeren, 84, of St. Cloud, Minn., will be held at noon on May 1, 2004, at Inland Township Cemetery Bendon.
      Carl was born on Dec. 5, 1919, in Upland, Ind., to Benjamin and Lela (Burgess) Deeren. He married Wilma F. Hippensteel on Oct. 1,1939.
      Carl served his country in the US Army during WWll. He was owner of Peninsula Paint of Traverse City, and also worked at Munson Hospital as an orderly. After his retirement, he was baiIiff for Benzie County.
      After Carl moved to St Cloud, Minn., he was a foster grandparent at the St. Cloud Children's Home.
      He especially enjoyed fishing and playing cards, and he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Hillman, and her husband, Harry, of Clear Lake; his sons, Ricky (Diana) Deeren of Lake Ann, Terry Deeren of Grawn, and Randy (Kathy) Deeren of St Cloud, Minn., 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; his two sisters, Fern (Timmerman) Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Twila Hooker of Fort Wayne, Ind.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma, on Feb. 9, 1995; and his five brothers, Don, Ed, Joe, Max, and Oak.
      He will be missed.
     
      RAPID CITY - Bernardine E. Seeley, 86, of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at her home, on April 22, 2004. She was born on Oct. 5, 1917, in Kalkaska County, the daughter of John and Margaret (Gambin) Steve. Bernardine married Donald G. Seeley on Oct. 12, 1935, in Kalkaska.
      She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and PCCW.
      Bernardine enjoyed gardening, her flower garden, bird watching, and baking, and was known for her delicious pies. She was always willing to put others first in her life, and her faith and belief in her God was lifelong. Bernadine especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Surviving Bernadine are her children, Alan (Bonnie Ferrell) Seeley, Kelly (Dianna) Seeley, Michaeline (Marvin) Crawford, Barry (Diane) Seeley, Gary Seeley, and Bernard Seeley, all of Kalkaska; seven grandchildren, Michael (Stacey) Seeley, Donald (Julie) Seeley, Justin (Lisa) Seeley, Mary (David) Moore, Monica (Everett) Homan, Cassie (Brian) Allen and Darcie (Josh) Hicks; 16 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Sally McGarry of Eaton Rapids.
      Bernardine was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on Dec. 18, 1968; her siblings, Ann Birgy, John Donahue and Joseph Steve; and her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Seeley.
      Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2004, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, with a scripture service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Kalkaska. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorials may be given, in memory of Bernardine Seeley, to Health and Healing Ministries, c/o Sister Augusta, P.O. Box 113, Kalkaska, MI 49646.
      Arrangements were made by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      FREDERICK BAGNASCO, 72, of Gaylord, died on Monday, April 19, 2004.
      Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord.
     
      Graveside services for DIXIE ANN CAINE will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Arrangements are by the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      PAUL W. ERICKSON, 86, of Williamsburg, died on Friday, April 23, 2004, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending with the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      CELIA KATHRYN LOKOVICH, 81, of Onekama, died on Friday, April 23, 2004, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 25, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where Evening Prayers from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed at 8 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama, with Father Michael Connor serving as celebrant. Burial will take place at 1 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
      The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
      KATHLEEN STEEVES, 51, of Gaylord, died on April 10, 2004.
      Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord.
     
      MARIAN R. TURPEN, 86, of South Boardman, died on Thursday, April 22, 2004, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending with the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      FRANKFORT - Robert W. Long, 90, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 18, 1914, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Mildred Long.
      Mr. Long had a long and distinguished career in the pulp and paper industry, and was a founder and regent of the Pulp and Paper School at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was also a founder of the Crystal Lake Water Shed Fund.
      Mr. Long is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Alice, whom he married in September of 1938; dear children, Doris Long and Suzanne Voltz, both of Frankfort; three loving grandchildren, Lisa Fairbanks, Julie Sturges, and Carlton W.V. Voltz; one great-grandchild, Travis Sturges-Givens; and a brother, Donald M. Long.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.

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