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March 17, 2004

Obituaries

      VIRGINIA "GINNY" A. CULLEN, 78, of Lake Ann, died on Monday, March 15, 2004, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call on Wednesday, March 17, 2004, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City.
     
      HELMER FLOYD "TUCKER" JOHNSON, 55, of Onekama, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
     
      MARGARET L. PROEHL, 83, of Kalkaska, died on Monday, March 15, 2004, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Private family graveside services will be held in the spring, at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      HUBERT M. TUCKER, 71, of Kalkaska, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at his home.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Bear Lake Christian Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      EVELYN MAY WINISTORF, 89, of Grayling, formerly of Sand Lake, died on Monday, March 15, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
      A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2004, at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery, in National City, Mich.
     
      VICTOR T. WINOWIECKI, 82, of Traverse City, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Christopher Vranich
      Died March 14, 2004
      WILLIAMSBURG - Christopher Vranich, 25, of Williamsburg, died on Sunday, March 14, 2004. Born on March 14, 1979, in Big Rapids, he was the son of Thomas Vranich of Elk Rapids, and Kathie Keiser and Karl Malin of Williamsburg.
      Chris was a 1997 graduate of Traverse City Central High School. He worked as a construction worker in Traverse City and New York City.
      Chris enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, sailing, fishing, playing billiards with friends, bird hunting, motorcycling, and angel food cake. He loved nature, and could often be found in the great outdoors. Throughout his life, he was involved in many sports, including little league baseball, youth soccer, youth hockey for five years, and BMX bike racing in his younger years, from which he won ten trophies. He also loved to run and received many awards and honors, including All State Cross Country Class A in 1997, and All State Cross Country Class C in 1996. He won the Elk Rapids Cross Country Invitational in 1996, the Charlevoix Invitational in 1996, and received the Ironman Award in Track from the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Chris was also a member of Traverse City Central High School's cross country team in 1997, when they became AAU National Champions in the U-18 division.
      Chris had a contagious smile and a zest for life. He had a way with people, was a great friend to all, and brought out the best in everyone. A caring son, Chris was sensitive and loved to help others.
      In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his grandparents, Ann Boehmer of Sunset Beach, N.C., Peter and Vera Keiser of Florrisant, Miss., and Shirley Porter of Grand Blanc.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emil Vranich, and his stepgrandfather, Richard Porter.
      A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2004, at Elk Rapids First Presbyterian Church, 404 Spruce St., Elk Rapids, (231) 264-8167. A luncheon will follow the service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chris Vranich fund, 1022 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686.
     
      Henry F. Bugai
      Died March 16, 2004
      TRAVERSE CITY - Henry F. Bugai, 84, of Traverse City, died peacefully Tuesday morning, March 16, 2004, surrounded by his loving and caring family. Born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Solon Township, he was the son of Frank and Magdaline (Stezzeyoski) Bugai. On Sept. 10, 1949, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married the former Mary T. Couturier.
      Henry served his country honorably, as a Mess Sergeant with the United States Army during World War II. A retired chef and bartender, Henry was associated with Dill's Restaurant for 35 years and retired from Bowers Harbor Inn.
      He was a member of the American Military League and a lifetime member of the Cherryland Beagle Club.
      His interests included raising beagles, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed the quality time he spent with his family.
      Survivors include his wife, Mary, of 54 devoted years; children, Jennifer Sepell of Traverse City, Jean Anne (Gary) Henning of California, Yvonne Michaels of Central Lake, Mary Lee Cosgrove of Traverse City, Dr. Alan (Judy McNabb) Bugai of Clare, and Scott (Lisa Henrion) Bugai of Arizona; brother, Claude "Whitey" Bugai of Grand Rapids; sister, Wanda (Hunce) Martineau of Traverse City; half-brother, Edwin Kasben of Cedar; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Friends may call on Thursday, March 18, 2004, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2004, at St. Francis Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Patrick Maher will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      In remembrance of Henry, memorial contributions may be directed to his family.
     
      Patrice Scully Bailey
      Died March 15, 2004
      GRAND RAPIDS - Patrice Scully Bailey, 85, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Traverse City, died on Monday, March 15, 2004, at Raybrook Assisted Living Center in Grand Rapids. Mrs. Bailey was born on April 17, 1918, in Ionia, the daughter of Julia (VanBuren) and Anthony Scully. She married Dr. Donald L. Bailey on Feb. 6, 1943, in Lansing; he preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1996.
      Mrs. Bailey was active in church and volunteer work wherever she lived. She was a former member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City and its Altar Society. She also volunteered at the Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility and was a member of the Guild. Also a former member of Holy Rosary Parish and its Altar Society in Sisterville, W.Va., she was most recently a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.
      Survivors include her brother-in-law, Russell Earl of St. Ignace; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Bailey of Traverse City. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
      In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, and three brothers.
      At her request, graveside services will be held in the spring, at Barnum Cemetery in Mayfield.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to The Father Fred Foundation.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Timothy Clark
      Died February 15, 2004
      ECUADOR - Timothy Clark, 44, son of Dr. Oswald and Beatrice Clark, died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, while working in Ecuador.
      In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Anne (Glenn) Sanders, Julie (Edward) Risak, Stephen Clark, Karen Clark, Sherry (Carl) Stahl, Peter Clark, Patricia (Mitchell) Hormel, and Paul Clark; his grandmother, Genevieve Clark; and several nieces and nephews.
      A Mass has been held.
      In remembrance, memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Madeline Beulah Lewis
      Died March 14, 2004
      MECOSTA - Madeline B. Lewis, 90, of Traverse City, died Sunday evening, March 14, 2004, at her daughter's home in Mecosta. She was surrounded by all of her loving daughters when she died.
      Madeline was born in Blissfield in 1913, to Fred and Minnie Ensign. The family moved to Cedar while Madeline was still a baby. She spent her childhood in Cedar and moved to Traverse City to attend Traverse City Central High School, from which she graduated in 1932.
      Madeline was a lifelong resident of Traverse City. She worked for 24 years at the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring in 1976. Madeline married Tracy Milton Lewis in 1936, and they had 49 years of married life together.
      Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy, and her grandson, Jason.
      She is survived by her three daughters, Linda Rudden of Traverse City, Curlista Lewis of Lansing and Madelon Abbott of Mecosta; two grandchildren, Mary Duddles and Jennifer Rork, both of Lansing.
      No services will be held at Madeline's request.

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