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December 13, 2004

Obituaries

      ALICE F. LAHAIE, 86, of Traverse City, formerly of Cheboygan, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Orchard Creek Assisted Living.
      Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cheboygan.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

      JUNE EILEEN PHILLIPS, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held in the spring.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.

      A. CRAIG SOUTH, 70, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Munson Medical center.
      Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
     
Lleweellyn LeGrande 'Bud' Coulter
Died December 11, 2004
      CENTRAL LAKE - Lleweellyn LeGrande "Bud" Coulter, 83, of Central Lake, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004.
      Bud was born Jan. 29, 1921, on the Ferry Morse Seed Farm in Rochester, to Harold and Anna Belle (Gilbert) Coulter. In 1942, Bud married Suzanne Jean Bradbury of Rochester.
      Bud graduated from Rochester High School in 1938. He entered Michigan State University in the fall of 1939. Between 1943 and 1945, his college career was interrupted by service in the Army Air Force. Bud graduated from Michigan State University in 1948, with an MS in Horticulture.
      Bud worked for Dow Chemical for 35 years, where he was involved in research and development of agricultural products. He worked for Dow International in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1959-64. Bud retired from Dow in 1981.
      After retirement, Bud served in many service organizations, including the Central Lake Lions Club, Central Lake Masonic Lodge #426, the American Chestnut Foundation, Inland Seas Educational Association and the First Congregational Church of Central Lake. At the time of his death, he was working on a book about the geology of the Traverse Bay area.
      Bud will be forever missed by his wife of 31 years, Elaine Cronover; his step-children, Janine Lex of Virginia Beach, Va., Jeffrey (Trish) Wiltse of Traverse City and Krista Collins of Traverse City; and seven step-grandchildren.
      Bud is also survived by his first wife, Suzanne Jean Bradbury Coulter of Tucson, Ariz., and their five children, Marcia (Norbert) Kulesza of Ogden, Utah, Anne (David) Crawford Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., Michael (Virginia) Coulter of Traverse City, Tracey Coulter of State College, Pa., and Kelly (Robert) Ferguson of Pocatello, Idaho. He was the loving grandfather of Mark, Amy, Jennifer, David III, Jonathan, Melzar, Nina, Anna, Julia, Erin, Elizabeth, Sarah and Scott; and a dear great-grandfather to Norbert, Isaac, Evan and Andrew.
      The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, 2333 S. Main St. in Central Lake, MI 49622; phone (231) 544-3600. A Masonic service will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the First Congregational Church in Central Lake, 8084 W. Old State Rd., with Rev. Daniel C. Clark officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Lake Masonic Lodge #426, P.O. Box 1, Central Lake, MI 49622; Northwest Community Health - Hospice, 220 W. Garfield Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720; or to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 326 Central Lake, MI 49622.

Pearl Marie Couturier
Died December 10, 2004
      TRAVERSE CITY - Pearl Marie Couturier, 91, of Traverse City, formerly of Lake Leelanau, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Nov. 13, 1913, in Plamondon, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of Nelson and Josephine (DuCheney) St. John. On Nov. 30, 1931, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau, she married Lester O. Couturier, who preceded her in death in 1992.
      Pearl was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau.
      She is survived by seven children, Phyllis (Leonard) Denoyer of Lake Leelanau, Audrey (Les) Fouch of Grayling, Arnold (Pat) Couturier of Cape Coral, Fla., Millie (Bud) Perrault of Kingsley, Joyce (Ron) Korson of Suttons Bay, Don (Jan) Couturier of The Village, Fla., and Janet (Dave) Parrish of Williamsburg; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      Pearl was preceded in death by her husband; son, Larry; grandson, Tracy; and great-grandson, Andrew.
      Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau, with the Rev. Jerry Hunko officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Arrangements are being made by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
     

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