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September 22, 2005

Obituaries

      JOSEPH BOOTHROYD, 89, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Sept. 20, 2005, at the Pavilions with his family close by.
      Memorial services will be held Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tamara Williams officiating. A complete obituary will be in Friday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

      CHRISTINA RUTH (BROCK) CORNETT, 84, of Traverse City, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Faith Reformed Church, followed by a funeral service, with Pastor Peter Semeyn officiating. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

      CIERAH LEAH EDWARDS passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005.
      A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Zion Family Worship Center.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

      GERALD C. GRABOWSKI, 69, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Manistee, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005.
      Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee. Burial will follow the Mass in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
      Arrangements are by the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.

      EDWARD PATTERSON of Grawn died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Munson Medical Center.
      Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

      DON PATTON, 71, of Kalkaska, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center-Long Term Care.
      Visitation will be today, Sept. 22, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p .m., at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A full obituary will be in Friday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are by the Wolfe Funeral Home.
     
David P. Dalzell
Died September 20, 2005
      TRAVERSE CITY - David P. Dalzell, 41, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at home with his family at his side. David was born Sept. 28, 1963, to David L. and Barbara A. (Maleski) Dalzell in Traverse City.
      David worked for Bud's Refrigeration and Cool-it Ice Company. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children.
      David is survived by his children, Jessica M. and Paul J. Dalzell of Traverse City; father, David; and "Mom," Jean Dalzell; grandparents, Paul and Emma Maleski and Clara Dalzell; brothers, Daniel Dalzell of Traverse City, James (Judy) Leach of Traverse City and Scott A. (Patty) Dalzell of Ludington; sisters, Lori Ann Dalzell of Traverse City, Melissa J. (Chris) Butler of Buckley, Melinda S. (Mike) Freas of Mesick, Amanda J. Dalzell of Ludington, and Jamie M. (Kevin) Cato of Florida; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
      David was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; and niece, Sabrina Dalzell.
      A visitation will be held today, Sept. 22, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Immanuel Baptist Church, with Pastor Tim Yankee officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Lake Leelanau Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the family or Hospice of Michigan.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Betty S. Raschi
Died September 19, 2005
      TRAVERSE CITY - Betty S. Raschi, 81, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Munson Medical Center.
      She was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Traverse City, to Harland and Esther (Murray) Martin. Betty married Albert L. Raschi Sr. on Nov. 2, 1943, in Traverse City.
      Betty's favorite pass-time was reading and spending time with her family.
      She is survived by her son, Albert L. Jr. of Traverse City; daughters, Betty (Thomas) Schlickman of Grand Rapids and Mary (John) Reibold of Brandon, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Jessica (Richard) Raschi Stiner of Kingsley; grandchildren, John (Stephanie) Schlickman, Mark Schlickman, Charles (Erin) Raschi, Chad (Amy) Raschi, Craig (Erin) Raschi, Courtney (Brandon) Raschi; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Raschi, Abby, Mariah and Lynn Hartley, and Anthony and Marilyn Carlton.
      Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Albert L. Raschi Sr.; and her son, Anthony in 1988.
      A private memorial service has been planned for the family.
      Arrangements were entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
George A. Padgett
Died December 21, 2004
      OKEMOS - George A. Padgett, DVM, Professor Emeritus, passed away Dec. 21, 2004, at his residence in Okemos. He was born Feb. 17, 1931, to Michael and Geletza Padgett, both deceased.
      George was married twice, once for 18 years to Olive Dobson Padgett of Grand Rapids, and for 22 years to Roberta "Bobbi" L. Kilty of Williamston.
      He earned his DVM from Michigan State University in 1961, was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University from 1961 to 1965, and a guest investigator at Rockefeller University in 1965.
      George was a faculty member at Washington State University from 1965 to 1977. He came to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a professor of pathology and diagnostic investigation in 1977. George retired from MSU in 2001.
      His expertise and advice were widely sought to control canine genetic diseases through open registries, helping to produce attractive and healthy dogs for show, work and companionship.
      George consulted regularly with Leader Dogs for the Blind, located in Rochester. He received their Leadership Award in 2001 and continued his role there until his death.
      He is survived by his Siamese cats, Butch and Sun Dance, who currently reside with Bobbi. George felt that he could not have a dog himself because it would represent one breed only.
      He was well known for his gardening expertise and passion for west coast swing dancing with a little meringue thrown in for spice.
      He served honorably in the 5th Armored Division during the Korean War.
      George is survived by his sisters, Lovella Ashby of Sterling Heights and Trudy Lafferty of Lansing; nieces and nephews, John Ashby of Lansing, Ronnie Ashby of Searchlight, Neb., Kitty Beaudry of Clinton Township, Betty Jo Boggs of San Antonio, Texas, Joan Gedney of Swartz Creek, Cathy Lowman of Oakton, Va., Chuck McNabb of Riley, Frankie McNabb of Warren, Jimmy McNabb of East Point, Leroy McNabb of Chesterfield, Michael McNabb of Shepherd, Gail Lynn Ashby Minjoe of Clinton Township, Cynthia Padgett of Highlands, Texas, and Scott Michael Trager of McBain.
      He was preceded in death by his siblings, Catherine Gedney, Ivalea McNabb, Leroy Padgett, Mary Alice Padgett, Michael Padgett and Rita Trager.
      Memorial services will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., at the Gorsline-Runciman Company East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Penelope Barnett-Swartz, Associate Pastor of Peoples Church in East Lansing, will officiate, with a retired Leader Dog, named Sully, in attendance.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the George A. Padgett and Roberta Kilty Padgett Canine and Feline Genetic Disease Endowed Research Fund at MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Michigan State University, University Development, 4700 Hagadorn Road, Suite 220, East Lansing, MI 48823-9982, or the Leader Dogs for the Blind, PO Box 5000, 1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester MI 48308-5000, in memory of George.

Lois F. (Ferguson) Wenzlaff
Died September 20, 2005
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lois F. (Ferguson) Wenzlaff, 91, passed away quietly Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Traverse City, after a lengthy illness.
      She was born March 29, 1914, in Berrien County, the daughter of Carl and Fern (Kendall) Ferguson. She married Herbert Wenzlaff in 1934.
      Lois is survived by two sons, Robert of Santa Ana, Calif., and Victor of Traverse City; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. Also surviving are one brother, RC Ferguson of Eau Claire; and several nieces and nephews.
      According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no local service.
     
Lester J. Fouch
Died September 16, 2005
      GRAYLING - Lester J. Fouch, 71, of Grayling, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. Born in Traverse City on June 30, 1934, he was the son of the late Ervin and Audrey (Palmer) Fouch. He married Audrey Courturier on June 21, 1954, at San Marcos, Texas.
      Lester served in the United States Army in the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal.
      He worked as a "jack of all trades" over the years, mostly in projects that were related to the building industry and general contracting. He and his wife, Audrey, owned and operated the River Country Motor Lodge in Grayling since 1989.
      A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling, Lester enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and camping.
      He is survived by his wife, Audrey; daughters, Debra (Tom) Burcar, Diane (Michael) Bettley and Cheri Julien, all of Traverse City, and Terry (Rick) McPhall of Interlochen; grandchildren, Chris Bettley, Ray York, Ryan and Luke McPhall, and Nathen and Nick Julien; great-grandchild, Curtis York; and sisters, Eileen (Dean) Boone of Charlotte and Carol Bussay of Grand Haven.
      Lester was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Cliff Julien; and a brother-in-law, Paul Bussay.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m., with Father Robert Nalley officiating. Interment will be on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, with military honors being accorded at the Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.
      For those that prefer to offer a memorial donation, please consider St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund, Grayling, MI 49738.
      Arrangements are entrusted to the Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling.

Betty J. Kelsch
Died August 20, 2005
      ANN ARBOR - Betty passed away Aug. 20, 2005, at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor. She was born on March 2, 1935, in Elgin, Ill., the daughter of Opal V. Beall of Traverse City and the late John G. Beall.
      Betty was educated in Traverse City schools, and in 1957 graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. In 1981, she obtained her Master of Science in mental health nursing from her beloved U of M.
      She had many accomplishments, among them being head nurse of the psychiatry department at the U of M Medical Center and staff associate in charge of construction planning for the Mott, Women's, Holden and Psychiatric Hospitals at U of M.
      She is survived by her mother, Opal V. Beall of Traverse City; daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Symonik of Ypsilanti; sons, Michael S. Kelsch of Ypsilanti and Robert D. Kelsch of Canton; and brothers, John E. (Sandra) Beall, Robert C. (Ann) Beall and James R. Beall.
      She was preceded in death by her eldest son, John W. Kelsh; and father, John G. Beall.
      A memorial service was held in her honor in the home of her life-long friend, Linda Powell of Ann Arbor.

Shirley Ann (McQueer) Zick
Died Sept. 20, 2005
      KALKASKA - Shirley Ann Zick, 72, of Kalkaska, died at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. She was born in Traverse City on Sept. 26, 1932, the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Goddard) McQueer. Shirley married William Zick on Aug. 30, 1958, in Traverse City.
      She was the manager and cook at the A & W Restaurant in Traverse City.
      Shirley enjoyed working with teenagers, and was a very caring and giving person who would open her home to anyone in need.
      Shirley enjoyed taking Sunday rides, picnics, and mushrooming. She truly loved her family and grandchildren.
      She is survived by one son, Dell J. (Karen) Haltley of Bendon; two daughters, Christine J. (Gary) Wilson of Kalkaska and Michelle D. Hansen of Traverse City; three stepdaughters, Billie Jo Coffey and Sharon Perliski, both of Texas and Marsha (Wayne) Stone of South Boardman; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia (William) Alpers of Traverse City and Frances (Earl) Schaub of Muskegon; two brothers, Donald (Beverly) McQueer of Traverse City and Gary (Judy) McQueer of Kingsley; two sisters-in-law, Shirley McQueer and Linda McQueer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents,; husband, William Zick; son, Graig Lawrence Haltley; one grandson, Corey Wilson; three brothers, Floyd, George and David McQueer; one sister-in-law, Rosie McQueer.
      Burial will take place on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Oakwood Cemetery. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held after burial at the home of her daughter at 5455 South River Road, Kalkaska.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Homes.
     
Keith O. Carmien
Died September 21, 2005
      BENZONIA - Keith O. Carmien, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Munson Hospice House. He was born on July 13, 1925, in Traverse City, the son of Roy and Lena (Betts) Carmien. Keith married Jean Anne Ballard on July 20, 1947, in Benzonia, and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2000.
      He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.
      Keith was a member for 47 years at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, where he served as a Senior Warden and a vestry member. He was also a board member of Benzie County Commission on Aging for 15 years. In 1946 he joined the VFW and later became a lifetime member, where he served several times as commander. For many years Keith was a member of Benzie Housing Commission, Benzie County Veterans Board, Benzonia Village Council and the Lions Club. For 43 years he served with Benzonia Township Fire Department, 34 of those years he spent as Chief.
      Keith was a Master Electrician owning his own business, Carmien Electric Motor Service. He also was the Benzie County Electrical Inspector.
      Surviving are his daughters, Barbara Anne (Herbert W. Jr.) Lemcool, Andria Lee Carmien, Lynn Louise (Patrick W.) Moore and Rebecca Jean Carmien; special friend, Patricia A. Karaszewski; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was also preceded in death by his three sisters and two brothers.
      A community gathering for family and friends will be today, Sept. 22, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff-Jowett Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Harold "Skip" Comer officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
      Those desiring may make contributions to the Munson Hospice House.
      The Benzonia Chapel of McElduff-Jowett Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.

Vera Elwood Godina
Died September 20, 2005
      LAKELAND, Fla. - Vera E. Godina, 89, of Lakeland, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Vera was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Battle Creek, to La Verne and Isabel (Ramsay) Hayes.
      Vera is survived by her husband, Edwin Godina; daughter, Judah Mein; brother, Vernon Hayes; a sister, Arlene Davis; and two grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 2 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time. Pastor Jim Breithaupt will officiate. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
Kenneth W. Harty
Died September 21, 2005
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kenneth W. Harty, at the age of 71, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at home with his family. Ken was born to Ruth (Van Wagner) Harty in Traverse City on Feb. 26, 1934.
      Ken was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1952. Ken and Lucille "Lucy" Annette Ferland married on Feb. 2, 1963, at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City.
      Ken lived and worked most of his life in Traverse City, with his most notable employment at Milliken's Department Store and Tri-Gas Distribution Company.
      Ken proudly served a term in the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He then moved to Alaska working on the DEW line, along with many other people from the Traverse City area. Ken worked in Flint at the Buick assembly plant for a short period of time.
      Ken is remembered as a loyal friend with a dry, quick sense of humor and a ready smile. He enjoyed playing cards, reading and life-long learning. He particularly relished books and documentaries on historical people and world events. His grandchildren gave him joy with every visit and he was able to share much of his time with them at the Traverse City Library.
      Ken is survived by his wife, Lucy; two sons, Michael (Paula) Harty and Matthew (Kara) Harty; three daughters, Maureen Harty, Margaret (USGC Chief Warrant Officer David) Kjeldgaard and United States Army Captain Monica Harty; six grandchildren, Eric and Alyssa Harty, Patrick Finn, Maris Harty, and Dana and Aaron Kjeldgaard. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Barbara) Harty; three sisters, Helen (Gordon) Wheeler, Maxine Dempsey and Phyllis (Russell) Mowen; three sisters-in-law, Jeannine Moncion, Claire Grondin and Claudette ( Donald) Scamehorn. He is survived by a special aunt, Virginia; and cousin, David (Amy) Harty; and many nieces and nephews.
      Ken was preceded in death by his mother, infant sister, and special brothers-in-law, Bill and Eugene.
      A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at 10 a.m., from St. Francis Catholic Church, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Fr. Stachnik will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with full military honors under the auspices of VFW Cherryland Post #2780.
      In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to Munson Hospice and St. Francis Parish.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
     

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