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May 11, 2005

Obituaries

      CLARA J. BAUMAN, 88, of Manistee, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will be Thursday, May 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an evening Vigil Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Friday, May 13, 2005, at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow the Mass in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.

      JAMES OTTO HAYLETT, 71, of Wellston, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at West Shore Medical Center.
      The family will meet with friends today, May 11, 2005, from 10 a.m. to noon, for coffee and good times at the Oak Grove Tavern, 5482 West 10 Mile Road, Irons, MI. Following cremation at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee, final interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.
      The family has entrusted the Oak Grove Cremation Center with funeral arrangements.

      DINA M. MEADOWS, 69, of Mancelona, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Munson Medical Center.
      Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 2 p.m., at the Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona, where visitation will take place from noon until the time of service.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

      ANTHONY SEPERIC, 89, of Grayling, formerly of Lansing, died Monday, May 9, 2005.
      Visitation will take place today, May 11, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2005, at 1 p.m., at the Lansing Chapel of the Gorsline-Runciman Company. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.
      Local arrangements are by the Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling.

      MARK STEVEN STORMS, 41, of Williamsburg, died unexpectedly Monday, May 9, 2005, in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
      A full obituary will be in Thursday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

      ROBERT LEE TRUESDALE, 71, of Manton, died on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at home.
      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 1 p.m., at the Manton Free Methodist Church, 201 N. Michigan, in Manton, with Pastor Benjamin Pike officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Township Cemetery.
      The family has entrusted the Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center with funeral arrangements.

      BURRELL VOLLMER, 79, of Frederic, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Grayling.
      Visitation will be Thursday, May 12, 2005, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2005, at 11 am., also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
      Arrangements are by the Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling.
     
William M. 'Bill' Depuy
Died May 3, 2005
      KALKASKA - William M. "Bill" Depuy, 69, of Kalkaska, passed away on May 3, 2005, at his home.
      Born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of George and Marguerite (Skinner) Depuy.
      Bill graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1954. He then attended Central Michigan University. Bill was also a veteran, serving our country in the U.S. Navy.
      Bill designed model cars for Ertl; and also worked as a designer and engineer at Freedman Mfg. in Charlevoix, Log Cabin Homes in Boyne Falls and Craft Homes in Kalkaska.
      Surviving is his sister, George Ann Wolf of Mt. Pleasant; and his ex-wife, Kay Kisby Ernst of Illinois.
      Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Dan Depuy; and his brother, Eugene Depuy.
      There will be a celebration of Bill's life at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at George Ann's residence.
      Arrangements were made by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

Dr. Robert J. Johnson, D.O.
Died May 7, 2005
      OMENA - Dr. Robert J. Johnson, D.O., of Omena, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the age of 51, in LaCrosse, Wis., after a nine-year battle with cancer.
      Originally from Flint, he had been a resident of Omena since 1982. He was a 1972 graduate of Bishop Powers High School in Flint, and in 1981 graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
      Dr. Johnson maintained a private practice in Lake Leelanau until 1996 when his health forced him to give up his practice. He became a preceptor with the residency program in family practice at Munson Medical Center. He also worked at the Health Clinic of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
      He enjoyed boating, gardening, skiing, traveling, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
      Born Jan. 19, 1954, in Flint, he was the son of Lester W. and Esther M. (Rasak) Johnson.
      Survivors include his wife, Maria; their children, Esther and Erik; brother, Paul Johnson of Santa Monica, Calif.; and stepbrother, James Johnson of Arizona.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A celebration of Dr. Johnson's life will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Northport Marina Pavilion. All are welcome to attend.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Robert J. Johnson Family Trust to assist with the expenses of his children's education, c/o Kate Thornhill, trustee, PO Box 628, Suttons Bay, MI 48682.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      "He dedicated his life to the care of his family and to the well being of his patients."

Irene Helen Miller
Died May 9, 2005
      OWOSSO - Irene Helen Miller, 85, of Owosso, passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at Ovid Healthcare Center.
      Irene was born March 23, 1920, in Scottville, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Lucas) Sisko. She attended Scottville Schools. On May 12, 1939, she married Clarence Miller in Ludington.
      Mrs. Miller worked in the housekeeping department and in a management position for a motel in Ludington.
      Mrs. Miller was a member of the Congregational Community Church in Ludington, and enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and bike riding.
      Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (Ralph) Hoydn of Chicago; son, Larry Miller of Owosso; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence, on Nov. 15, 1986; brother Alfanso Sisko; and grandson, Jeffery Miller.
      Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 1 p.m., at the Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
      On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com
     
Rev. Carl L. Schaub
Died May 8, 2005
      LAKE LEELANAU - Reverend Carl Lynn Schaub, 50, of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Mt. Clemens General Hospital.
      Carl was born June 16, 1954, in Traverse City, the son of Leonard and Theresa (Peplinski) Schaub, who survive. On March 29, 1991, in Midland, he married the love of his life, Lucy Anne Elliott, who survives.
      Carl was a life-long resident of Lake Leelanau, graduating from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1972. He gave of his time to St. Mary's and independent leagues by coaching basketball. Carl was a graduate of the Rhema Bible Institute and Supernatural Ministries Training Institute, and was ordained with Mark Barclay Ministries.
      Since April 1, 1983, Rev. Schaub had been the pastor of the Leelanau Community Bible Church, which he helped to pioneer. His greatest joy had always been to teach and preach God's Word. In God's service he had traveled to the Philippines, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and France.
      Rev. Schaub and Lucy had one son, Anthony John, their pride and joy. They worked together in ministry and in partnership with Carl's father and brother on the Schaub Diary Farm in Lake Leelanau.
      Carl was affectionately known as "Uncle Teaser" to his loving nephews and nieces. All will remember his wonderful sense of humor, quick wit and giving heart.
      He is survived by two brothers, Ronald (Jean) of Lake Leelanau and Leon Schaub of New Jersey; one sister, Eileen (Greg) Risbridger of Cedar, 14 nieces and nephews; and one great-niece.
      Rev. Schaub was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Schaub.
      Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2005, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, May 13, from 1 to 8 p.m., both at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m., at the Suttons Bay High School Auditorium.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Community Church, 254 S. Lake Leelanau Dr., Lake Leelanau, MI 49653.
      He touched many lives, lives that are as numerous as the grains of sand on a beach.
     
Robert Wilson
Died May 8, 2005
      ELK RAPIDS - Robert Wilson, 67, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the Munson Hospice House. Bob was born July 1, 1937, in Lansing.
      After graduating from Everett High School, Bob continued his education through Michigan State University, receiving his master's degree in social science.
      On June 27, 1964, Robert married Ann Werkman at the Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.
      For 32 years Bob taught at his high school alma mater. He started the first psychology curriculum at Everett High School. Besides teaching, Bob counseled students. He administered the skilled trades program at GM for the Lansing school district.
      Bob was an avid runner. He enjoyed boating, working with wood and constructing homes. He was also the consummate MSU Spartan Fan.
      We cannot forget Bob's four year commitment to the United States Navy, being stationed in California-Camp Pendleton and Sasebo, Japan. Bob was a Navy Corpsman with the United States Marines Corps.
      Bob and his wife, Ann, of 42 years, raised their children in East Lansing. However, Bob's childhood experiences fostered his love of northern Michigan. He built a house in Suttons Bay, another in Kewadin, and eventually, Bob and Ann settled in Elk Rapids.
      Bob is survived by his wife, Ann; son, Darren (Tamara Stow) Wilson; and daughter, Mary Ann (Jim) Schiebner; Bob also leaves four grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
      He recently lost his bulldog, Slats.
      Funeral services will be Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 1 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, with the Rev. Dr. Homer Nye officiating. A gathering will take place at the funeral home a half hour before the service. Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following the service.
      Memorials will be appreciated to the Munson Hospice House or the Cherryland Humane Society.
     
     

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