Traverse City Record-Eagle

January, 1999

Obituaries

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KERWIN DARRYL BOOHER, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at his residence in Lucas. He was born March 6, 1936, in Hastings.
      Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      HELEN E. LEMEN, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City. A complete obituary will appear in the Saturday Record-Eagle.
     
      STELLA MALCOSKY, 90, of Bellaire, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Munson Medical Care Facility in Traverse City.
      Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      FLOYD SEWELL, 70, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday with services at 2 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
     
      DAVID W. WEISLER, 72, of East Jordan, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
      The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan; a rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Jordan.
     
      CHESTER J. WRESINSKI, 84, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Manistee Heights Care Center.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee; an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
     
      EDWARD R. ZAWACKI, 80, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee; evening prayers will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine Church of Manistee. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
      Genevieve Casselman
      Died December 31, 1998
      COPEMISH - Genevieve Casselman, 86, of Copemish, died Thursday at her residence in Copemish. She was born August 30, 1913, in Copemish, daughter of Jay and Blanche (Stiver) Irwin.
      Genevieve was a member of the Harlan Ladies Aid and a past member of the Cleon Grange. In 1931 she graduated from Copemish High School.
      She worked at Continental Motors in Muskegon, was a welder at Brunswick in Muskegon, worked at Smeltzer's Orchard for 10 years in Bear Lake, and retired from MR Products in Copemish, where she worked for 6 years. One of Genevieve's favorite pastimes was cooking for her family.
      She is survived by: her children, Ronald (Ruth) Doberstein of Copemish, Lousi Dempsey of Chicago, Ill., Daryl (Coni) Doberstein of Warsaw, Ind., Sandra (Melvin Mills) Conley of Bennington, Okla., and Phyllis (Walter) Rohn of Frankfort; three stepchildren, Donald (Nickie) Casselman of Copemish, Ralph (Barbara) Casselman of West Branch, and Kathlene (Ron) Neddo of Taylor; 20 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marguerite Somero of Muskegon, Pauline (Bruce) Nichols of Saugatuck, Elaine Emery of McBain, and Barbara Hazelbrook of Muskegon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Genevieve was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Doberstein, in 1960; her second husband, Chester Casselman, in 1982; two sons, Charles Richard Doberstein and Arthur Dwayne Doberstein; and two sisters, Charlotte Day and Kathlene Irwin.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Floyd Soper will officiate. Burial will be in Cleon Township Cemetery in Copemish.
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      Harrison B. Frutig
      Died December 30, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Harrison B. Frutig, 81, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 11, 1917, in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, he was the son of Albert and Mary (Winans) Frutig. On April 9, 1949, in Ypsilanti, he married Luella Liimakka.
      Harrison lived in Lansing for most of his life. Employed by Oldsmobile for 37 years, he retired in 1987.
      He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and later attended radio and television school in Chicago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lansing and participated with the Lansing Civic Players Guild. He enjoyed acting, dancing, singing, reading, and redesigning and remodeling his house. Harrison was a life member of the Lansing Veterans of Foreign Wars Olds-Higgins Post No. 3727.
      Survivors include his wife, Luella Frutig of Traverse City; a daughter, Sarah Frutig, and her husband, Edward Kazmierski of Arleta, Calif.; a sister, Rosalie Crosbie of Suttons Bay; a niece, Corinne (Leo) Kohler of Suttons Bay; and a nephew, Cary Crosbie of Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home; the Rev. Donald Sunman will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing with a chapel committal service at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
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      Theodore R. Wills
      Died December 28, 1998
      NORTHPORT - Theodore R. Wills, 80, of Northport, died Monday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport.
      He was employed by National Twist Drill and Tool Co. of Rochester for 34 years. At the time of his retirement he was administrative vice president, National Twist Drill Division of Lear Seigler, Inc.
      Ted was a 1940 graduate of Williams College. Following graduation he attended midshipman school at Columbia University where he was regimental commander of his class of 1,000 men. During World War II he served in the Pacific as a naval lieutenant on the battleship Alabama and, later, with the 4th Marine Division as a naval gunfire liaison officer.
      After the war he resided in Birmingham, where he was a member of the Birmingham Athletic Club. He served on the vestry of Christ Church Cranbrook and was a member of the choir. In 1974 he moved to Northport where he was affiliated with Schmidt Real Estate in Suttons Bay for five years. Ted was an active member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Northport and a board member of Leelanau Memorial Hospital where he also did volunteer work. Ted enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge and classical music.
      He was born September 8, 1918, in Lancaster, Pa., to John Paul and Sarah (Johnson) Wills. In l929 upon the death of his parents he became the foster son of Grace and Charles Rebert of New Rochelle, N.Y., and later of Birmingham. On June 12, 1942, in New Rochelle, N.Y., he married Ethel Boyd Moore who survives.
      Survivors also include; a son, George (Angela) Wills of Novi; two daughters, Carol Wills Murphy of Easton, Md., and Jennifer (Joseph) Wills Allen of Madison, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Paul, Brian, Jennifer and Stephen Murphy, Benjamin and Jessica Allen, Brett (Brigitte), Todd, and Reed (Victoria) Wills; two stepgrandchildren, Kirsten and Marc Hoffmann; and two great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Derrick Wills.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church (St. Gertrude's) in Northport.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leelanau Memorial Health Center, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Northport, or the Leelanau Conservancy.
      Arrangements are by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      GERTRUDE ELLEN JOHNSON, 95, of Kewadin, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A complete obituary will follow in the Monday Record-Eagle.
     
      NORMAN L. JOSEPH, 65, of Central Lake, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. A professional wallpaper hanger, he was born July 10, 1933.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      VELMA (DEERING) RICHARDS, 94, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday Record-Eagle.
      Helen E. Lemen
      Died December 30, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen E. Lemen, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Grand Traverse Pavillions. She had been a resident of Grand Traverse Medical Care and the Pavilions for the past nine years.
      Helen was a former resident of Detroit and had served as a social worker for the Detroit Edison Co. She moved to Traverse City in 1935 and became a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Musicale, the Trillium Garden Club, the Munson and Medical Care auxiliaries, and the Ahgosa Dance Club.
      Helen moved to Detroit as a child and attended Detroit public schools and Alma College. She graduated from the University of Michigan, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
      She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening and traveling.
      Born March 3, 1907, in Ludington, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Ard) Doyle. On June 22, 1930, in Detroit, she married Dr. C.E. "Ed" Lemen who died in March of 1971.
      Survivors include a son, C.E. "Ted" (Cecile) Lemen Jr. of Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters, Janet (James) Thomson of Traverse City and Martha (Jay) Ouverson of Webster City, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church; the Rev. D. Edward Emenheiser will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions or the Grace Episcopal Church Renovation fund.
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      Stephen J. Waukazoo
      Died December 29, 1998
      GRAND RAPIDS - Stephen J. Waukazoo, 78, of Grand Rapids, died Tuesday at his home in Grand Rapids.
      A retired airplane mechanic, he was born in Peshawbestown on March 18, 1920. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Stephen was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Catherine Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.
      Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
      Stephen was preceded in death by his sister.
      Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Peshawbestown where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church; the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala will officiate.
      Arrangements are by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      JOHN C. ALT, 74, of Mancelona, died Jan. 1, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona.
     
      MARY I. (LEATHERMAN) BARNARD, 38, of Benzonia, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      CATHERINE L. HOOGERHYDE, 75, of Alba, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      AL KALEY, 80, of Traverse City, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the Monday Record-Eagle.
     
      JOHN S. MORRISON, 76, of Traverse City, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 2, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      CURTIS C. ROGERS, 85, of Frankfort, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church which meets at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Beulah; the Rev. Ned Edwards will officiate. The family was served by the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes of Benzonia.
     
      EUGENE C. WILCOX, 53, of Curtis, Wis., formerly of Maple City, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
      Arrangements are by Branerd Funeral Home of Medford, Wis. A full obituary will follow in a future Record-Eagle.
      George E. Altstadt Jr.
      Died January 1, 1999
      MASON - George E. Altstadt Jr., 92, of Mason, formerly of Traverse City, died Friday.
      He was born August 28, 1906, in New York, N.Y.
      Survivors include his nephews, Frank (Marianne) McDonnell of Mason, Thomas (Judy) McDonnell of Loveland, Colo., and Fred Altstadt Jr. of San Jose, Calif.; his nieces, Catherine McDonnell of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Maureen (James) Hare of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
      The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral services Monday at the Gorsline-Runciman Co., Ball-Dunn Chapel, 621 South Jefferson, Mason; the Rev. Kenneth McDonald, pastor of St. James Catholic Church will officiate. Entombment will follow at 2 p.m. in Cadillac Memorial Garden West in Westland.
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      Clifford C. Combs
      Died January 2, 1999
      ORTONVILLE - Clifford C. Combs, 71, of Ortonville, formerly of Roseville and Maple City, died Saturday.
      He was a veteran of World War II and had retired from Michigan Consolidated Gas in 1982 after 33 years of service.
      Clifford was the beloved husband of Evelyn, the dear father of Clay C. (Jenny) Combs of Clarkston, the brother of Karen Keck of Imlay City and Robert (Ann) Combs of Greenbush, and the grandfather of Christopher, Chad and Heather.
      He will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today at the Sherman Wilk Funeral Home, 135 South St., Ortonville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home; Pastor James R. McCoy will officiate. Interment will be in Ortonville Cemetery.
      Memorial donations may be given to the Hospice of Southeast Michigan, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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      Daniel Joseph McDonnell
      Died December 31, 1998
      BINGHAM TOWNSHIP - Daniel Joseph McDonnell, 58, of Bingham Township, died Thursday.
      Daniel was born May 20, 1940 in Port Chester, N.Y., the son of Peter Joseph and Mary Jane (Whyte) McDonnell. On Dec. 24, 1975, in Santa Fe, N.M., he married Cynthia Johnston.
      A retired detective police sergeant, Daniel served for 26 years in the Albuquerque, N.M., and Rye, N.Y., police departments. He also served as an investigator for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, associate professor at the University of Albuquerque Kirtland Air Force Base extension program in Albuquerque, and as special weapons and nuclear weapons technician, airman second class, in the U.S. Air Force.
      Daniel was a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Albuquerque. He was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Traverse City and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1 in Albuqueque.
      A beloved husband and father who will be dearly missed, Daniel is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Bingham Township; his children, Patrick Erin at home, Danielle (Dan) Smith of Bellefonte, Pa., and Laura McDonnell of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Kevin McDonnell of Albuquerque and Stephen McDonnell of Rye, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Velma (Deering) Richards
      Died December 31, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Velma (Deering) Richards, 94, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born May 29, 1904, in Empire, she was the daughter of Mark Deering Sr. and Jane (DuFreane) Deering. Velma married Lloyd Richards in Detroit.
      She lived in Detroit for most of her life, moving to Traverse City in 1971. Velma enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with her friends at the Traverse City Elks Lodge. She was a member of the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include her son, Donald (Marie) Deering of Suttons Bay; a sister, Jeanette (Edwin) Cheney of Empire; three brothers, Mark (Alice) Deering of Empire, Warren (Orpha) Deering of Empire, and Richard Deering of Northport and Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Eva Deering and Thelma Deering - both of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Joanne (Keith) Brown of Omena, Janet (Joel) Pugh of Suttons Bay, Thomas Richards of Suttons Bay, and Paul (Jennifer) Richards of Battle Creek; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, on July 10, 1972; two brothers, Thomas Deering and Clifford Deering; and a sister, Alice Nelson.
      Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City where a Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. James Gardiner will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
      "Velma would have liked to wish everyone a happy 1999 - New Year," said her family.
     
      EUGENE R. O'HEARN, 70, of Bellaire and formerly of Wyoming, Mich., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Oct. 26, 1928, and had been employed as a truck driver.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Visitation will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the DeGraaf Chapel in Wyoming. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Faith Reformed Church in Wyoming.
     
      ETTA O. JOHNSON, 69, of Mesick, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac.
     
      FERN L. WHEELER, 95, of Benzonia, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, in Muskegon.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      EUGENE C. WILCOX, 53, of Curtis, Wis., formerly of Maple City, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998.
      Arrangements are by Branerd Funeral Home of Medford, Wis. A full obituary will follow in a future Record-Eagle.
      Mary I. (Leatherman) Barnard
      Died January 1, 1999
      BENZONIA - Mary I. (Leatherman) Barnard, 38, of Benzonia, died Friday in Pleasanton Township, Manistee County.
      Born June 15, 1960, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of George and Sheila (Tracy) Leatherman. On Nov. 19, 1993, in Manistee County, she married Douglas E. Barnard.
      Mary had graduated from Bear Lake High School, in 1979, and from Westshore Community College. She was a home health care provider and member of the Eagles Lodge No. 3313 in Frankfort. Mary was an avid fisherman.
      Survivors include her husband, Douglas of Benzonia; her father, George of Manistee County; two brothers, George (Jackie) Leatherman of Mesick and Charles (Frankie) Leatherman of Bear Lake; two sisters, Georgina (Clare) Ashley of Buckley and Wanda Stoddard of Bear Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Sheila, in 1993; and her grandparents, Charles and Mary Leatherman and Frances and Charlotte Tracy.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Russ Garrigus will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasantown Township Cemetery in Manistee.
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      King A. Harrison
      Died January 2, 1999
      FRANKFORT - King A. Harrison, formerly of Detroit and a resident of Benzie County for the past nine-and-a-half years, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at the age of 76 years.
      King was born on Feb. 10, 1922, in Kentucky, the son of Alvin and Mary Lois (King) Harrison. He was united in marriage to Virginia (Gassman) on Nov. 8, 1942, at the Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit.
      King graduated from Hamtramck High School. He served his country honorably in the Merchant Marines Division of the U.S. Navy during the World War II era. While in the Detroit area, he owned and operated a janitorial service. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Frankfort American Legion Post No. 221, and F.O.E. Lodge No. 3313 of Frankfort. King was a very avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting in the fall and winter and golfing in the spring and summer.
      King is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia of Frankfort; son, Gregory (Antoinette) Harrison of Colorado; daughters, Pamela (Roger) Ferris of Nashville, Tenn., Candice (David) Morris of Clinton Township, and Deborah Harrison of Detroit; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Harrison of Harsens Island; and three brothers, Roy of Kentucky, Jack of Roseville, and Aaron Harrison of St. Clair Shores. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his son, Michael; two brothers; and one sister.
      The Catholic Mass for the Dead will be held for King at 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Frankfort. Msgr. David Gemuend will be the celebrant. Friends may join the family immediately following the service for a luncheon of fellowship which will be held at the Frankfort Eagles Lodge. No visitation is planned.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy in memory of King may wish to consider St. Ann Catholic Church of the charity of your choice.
      The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
      Gertrude Ellen Dulyea Johnson
      Died January 1, 1999
      KEWADIN - Gertrude Ellen Dulyea Johnson, 95, of Kewadin, died Friday.
      Born Oct. 9, 1903, in Elk Rapids, she was the daughter of Lewis E. and Ellen C. (Anderson) Krome. On May 6, 1922, in Jackson, she married George Dulyea; he died in 1959. On Dec. 11, 1971, she married Fred Johnson who died in 1983.
      Gertrude was a resident of Muskegon for 50 years and worked at the cafeteria at Hackley Hospital. She and her husband, Fred, moved to Kewadin in 1972 and she joined the Elk Rapids Garden Club, the Elk Rapids Historical Society, the Meadow Brook Auxiliary, the Elk Rapids Senior Center, the Kewadin Methodist Church and the church's Women's Society. Gertrude enjoyed all crafts, ceramics, crocheted afghans, woven afghans and Swedish embroidery.
      Survivors include her granddaughter, Janet Berdinski of Muskegon; two grandsons, Richard Dulyea of Phoenix, Ariz., and William Dulyea of Battle Creek; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; cousins; nieces; and nephews.
      Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a son, William L. Dulyea; a daughter, June L. Ryan; a daughter-in-law, Carol Dulyea; a grandson-in-law, Stanley Berdinski; a sister, Beatrice Richards; and three brothers, Lewis, Elmer, and John Krome.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Kay Coombs will officiate. Burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids in the spring.
      Memorials may be made to the Elk Rapids Rotary Scholarship Fund.
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      Alfred 'Al' Joseph Kaley
      Died January 1, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Alfred "Al" Joseph Kaley, 80, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Nov. 16, 1918, in East Jordan, he was the son of Edward and Margaret (Schaub) Kaley. On Sept. 26, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas, he married Dora O'Neal.
      Al was a veteran of World War II. He grew up in East Jordan and lived in Traverse City as an adult. He was a foreman at Cherry Growers Inc. in Traverse City for 37 years and retired in 1982. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2780 and the Eagles Aerie No. 383. Al enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
      Survivors include his wife, Dora of Traverse City; three children, Richard (Rosine) Kaley of Ottowa, Canada, Roger (Vicki) Kaley of Traverse City, and Cheryl (John) Corpe of Traverse City; a brother, Art (Margaret) Kaley of Oregon; an adopted sister, Mary Gothro of East Jordan; and four grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Christine, and Andrew.
      Al was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Bill and Ferman Kaley.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Pastor Barry M. Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Eagles Aerie No. 383 or the American Heart Association.
      Velma (Deering) Richards
      Died December 31, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Velma (Deering) Richards, 94, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born May 29, 1904, in Empire, she was the daughter of Mark Deering Sr. and Jane (DuFreane) Deering. Velma married Lloyd Richards in Detroit.
      She lived in Detroit for most of her life, moving to Traverse City in 1971. Velma enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with her friends at the Traverse City Elks Lodge. She was a member of the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include her son, Donald (Marie) Richards of Suttons Bay; a sister, Jeanette (Edwin) Cheney of Empire; three brothers, Mark (Alice) Deering of Empire, Warren (Orpha) Deering of Empire, and Richard Deering of Northport and Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Eva Deering and Thelma Deering - both of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Joanne (Keith) Brown of Omena, Janet (Joel) Pugh of Suttons Bay, Thomas Richards of Suttons Bay, and Paul (Jennifer) Richards of Battle Creek; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, on July 10, 1972; two brothers, Thomas Deering and Clifford Deering; and a sister, Alice Nelson.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. James Gardiner will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
      "Velma would have liked to wish everyone a happy 1999 - New Year," said her family.
     
     
     
      JOHN WAYNE DOREN, 55, of Traverse City, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.
     
      MILDRED A. IRWIN, 86, of Bellaire, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born Aug. 26, 1912.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      EDWARD MAI, 88, of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      JOSEPH W. NEFF, 67, of Acme, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      CHARLES L. WATKINS, 48, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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      Donald P. Armstrong
      Died January 3, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donald P. Armstrong, 79, died Sunday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born April 6, 1919, in Evanston, Ill., he was the son of Donald A. and Ellen Eunice Langdon Woodward Armstrong. On Sept. 3, 1943, in Camp Carson, Colo., he married Martha C. Collier.
      Donald served in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of major. A former resident of south suburban Chicago, Ill., and Higgins Lake, he moved to Traverse City in 1993. He was a retired accountant and had been employed with the Sherwin Williams Paint Co. for 32 years. Donald was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and enjoyed fishing.
      Survivors include his wife, Martha of Traverse City; a son, Gregory D. Armstrong of Traverse City; a daughter, Donna C. Armstrong of Traverse City; two nieces, Mary Beth Collier and Kristy Armstrong; and a nephew, Mark Collier.
      Donald was preceded in death by his brother, George William Armstrong, in 1966, and his parents.
      A memorial service will be held in the spring.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684-2386.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      John T. Chwalibog
      Died January 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - John T. Chwalibog, 82, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He was a resident of Traverse City since July 1998, moving from Royal Oak. John was an artist for Ford Tractor in Birmingham for 32 years, retiring in 1982. Born May 25, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a member of the Scarab Club in Detroit and the Michigan Steelheaders, Southeastern Michigan Chapter. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making hand-crafted wooden trains and hand-painted decoys.
      Survivors include two sons, Ted (Diann) Chwalibog of Traverse City and Andrew (Eileen) Chwalibog of Huntington, W. Va.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      John was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
      A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; the Rev. Bill Lipscomb will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the SIDS Research Foundation of Michigan.
      Alfred J. Ford
      Died January 3, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Alfred J. Ford, 89, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born on Nov. 5, 1909, in Anadarko, Okla., he was the son of Paul and Caroline (Fugita) Ford. On June 16, 1939, in Detroit, he married Mary Ward.
      Alfred had retired from the McCord Corp. in Detroit after 30 years of service. He enjoyed collecting stamps, golfing and building bird houses.
      Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie Marshall of Traverse City and Mary Ann (Roger) Herring of Western Springs, Ill.; a brother, Henry Goebel of Texas; and four grandchildren.
      Alfred was preceded in death by his wife, on Jan. 26, 1993; his parents; three brothers, Paul, Jim, and George Goebel; and a sister, Frances Woodman.
      Private family services will be held at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Inurnment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, EP 1, Suite 800, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
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      Harry Carl Lund
      Died December 23, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Harry Carl Lund, author and photographer of "Michigan Wildflowers," died Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala.
      He was the beloved husband of Eloise Eckerman Lund of Traverse City. Other survivors include a daughter and her husband, Patricia and Jim Shaffer of Hubbard Lake; a son and his wife, David and Sharon Lund of Traverse City; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      Preceding him in death were his parents, Oscar and Rosa Pedler Lund of Muskegon, and a granddaughter, Bethany Shaffer.
      Born Dec. 14, 1914, in Muskegon, he received his bachelor's of science degree in forestry from Michigan State College and spent the next six years with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Returning to Michigan, he was employed by the Soil Conservation Service, and later joined the extension service of MSU as an agent and then director. While extension director of Midland County, he was cited by the Michigan Association of County Agricultural Agents for distinguished service in promoting soil testing, insect and disease control of farm crops, and developing marketing programs for Midland County farmers.
      After his retirement Harry pursued his interest in wildflowers, striving to increase awareness of the need to protect and preserve this most vital resource. He was known throughout Michigan for his work as an author, photographer and lecturer.
      A thirty-year member of the Kiwanis Club, he was past president of the Midland Kiwanis.
      Interment was in Beechwood Cemetery in Leland. A memorial service is planned at the Leland Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on May 8.
      Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity or the Leelanau Conservancy,
      Arrangements were made by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Mary V. McDonald
      Died January 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary V. McDonald, 94, died Monday morning at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      She was born Feb. 4, 1904, in Manistee, the daughter of Frank J. and Blanche (Powers) Zielinski. She married William McDonald who preceded her in death.
      Mary, a homemaker, was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Variety Club, both of Traverse City.
      Survivors include three brothers, Vincent (Barbara) Zelinski of Traverse City, Floyd Powers of Garden City, Kan., and Leon (Muriel) Zielinski of Castaic, Calif.; a nephew, Alan (Mary) Zelinski of Traverse City; and many other nieces and nephews.
      Mary was also preceded in death by her brother, Joseph, and a sister, Helen Scanlon.
      Friends may visit one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. James Gardiner will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be made to Mass Intentions or the Building Fund of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
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      Daniel Joseph McDonnell
      Died December 31, 1998
      BINGHAM TOWNSHIP - Daniel Joseph McDonnell, 58, of Bingham Township, died Thursday.
      Daniel was born May 20, 1940 in Port Chester, N.Y., the son of Peter Joseph and Mary Jane (Whyte) McDonnell. On Dec. 24, 1975, in Santa Fe, N.M., he married Cynthia Johnston.
      A retired detective police sergeant, Daniel served for 26 years in the Albuquerque, N.M., and Rye, N.Y., police departments. He also served as an investigator for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, associate professor at the University of Albuquerque Kirtland Air Force Base extension program in Albuquerque, and as special weapons and nuclear weapons technician - airman second class in the U.S. Air Force.
      Daniel was a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Albuquerque and the Irish American Society of New Mexico. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1 in Albuquerque, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Traverse City and Irish Wolfhound Rescue. Daniel was also an avid fisherman.
      A beloved husband and father who will be dearly missed, Daniel is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Bingham Township; his children, Patrick and Erin - both at home, Danielle (Dan) Smith of Bellefonte, Pa., and Laura McDonnell of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Kevin McDonnell of Albuquerque and Stephen McDonnell of Rye, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      In lieu of flowers contributions in Daniel's name may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or the Ancient Order of Hibernians Scholarship Fund.
      John S. Morrrison
      Died January 2, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - John S. Morrison, 76, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born July 14, 1922, in Grand Haven, he was the son of John S. and Edythe (Johnson) Morrison. On March 18, 1944, in Muskegon, he married Dagmar Carlson.
      John moved to Traverse City in 1967 from Grand Haven. He was an engineer and worked for Manning Maxwell and Moore - a division of Dresser Industries of Muskegon, for Grand Traverse Crane in Traverse City and for Dow Chemical in Ludington.
      His hobbies included making wine, collecting and reading books, building and remodeling homes, stamp collecting, and traveling. John was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      Survivors include his wife, Dagmar; two sons, John S. (Barbara) Morrison III of Grand Rapids and Douglas J. Morrison of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy M. (Matthew) Dakoske of Traverse City and Barbara Morrison of Traverse City; four grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.
      John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert in 1986; and a sister, Beverly Dornbos.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Presbyterian Church; Dr. Homer Nye will officiate. Burial will be in the church's prayer garden.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions, The Presbyterian Church, or Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Vivian L. Nixon
      Died January 4, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Vivian L. Nixon, 67, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Boyne City and Traverse City, passed away Monday.
      Vivian was a member of Northern Michigan Christian Woman's Association and the East Jordan Baptist Church.
      Surviving are her husband, Pastor Delbert E Nixon; children, Delbert E Nixon II, Charles R. (Jan) Nixon, Stephen M. (Deanne) Nixon, Kathryn L (Robert) Evans, Jeffrey D. Nixon (Bob Johnson); grandchildren; Rani, Shannon, Jimmy, Peter, Kelly, Kristy, Patrick, Timmer, Jacqui; and brother, Charles D. Spangler.
      The family will greet relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., Wyoming, Mich. (616-243-0176). Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Church, (Chapel) 777 E. Beltline N.E., Grand Rapids. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids.
      Velma (Deering) Richards
      Died December 31, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Velma (Deering) Richards, 94, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born May 29, 1904, in Empire, she was the daughter of Mark Deering Sr. and Jane (DuFreane) Deering. Velma married Lloyd Richards in Detroit.
      She lived in Detroit for most of her life, moving to Traverse City in 1971. Velma enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with her friends at the Traverse City Elks Lodge. She was a member of the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include her son, Donald (Marie) Richards of Suttons Bay; a sister, Jeanette (Edwin) Cheney of Empire; three brothers, Mark (Alice) Deering of Empire, Warren (Orpha) Deering of Empire, and Richard Deering of Northport and Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Eva Deering and Thelma Deering - both of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Joanne (Keith) Brown of Omena, Janet (Joel) Pugh of Suttons Bay, Thomas Richards of Suttons Bay, and Paul (Jennifer) Richards of Battle Creek; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, on July 10, 1972; two brothers, Thomas Deering and Clifford Deering; and a sister, Alice Nelson.
      A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. James Gardiner served as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
      "Velma would have liked to wish everyone a happy 1999 - New Year," said her family.
      Eugene Charles 'Gene' Wilcox
      Died December 30, 1998
      MAPLE CITY - Eugene Charles "Gene" Wilcox, 53, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Curtiss, Wis.
      He was the son of Charles Edwin Wilcox and Lucille Mae (Barth) Commins, born on Jan. 10, 1945, in Wauseon, Ohio.
      Gene graduated from Glen Lake Community High School in 1963. He was active in the Glen Arbor Volunteer Fire Department while employed as an electronic production engineer at Communications Equipment Co. in Glen Arbor from 1965 to 1987. After moving to Manitowoc, Wis., he worked at Jones Intercable until his move to the Curtiss area.
      Survivors include his children, U.S. Marine Charles (Buffie) Wilcox of Fort Worth, Texas, Kelli L. (Robert) Stabler of Gilbert, Ariz., Tanya J. Wilcox of Maple City, Simone (Fred) Baillergeon of Sun City Center, Fla., Douglas, (Pam) Szot of Baton Rouge, La., Dwayne (Marianne) Szot of Minneapolis, Minn., and Holly (David) Wilkins of Honor; eight brothers and sisters, Anita (Jerry) Sinnaeve of Manitowoc, Wis., Shirley Zastawny of Traverse City, Sharon (Erwin) Schuette of Manitowoc, Wis., Joyce (Leonard) Schaub of Traverse City, Carol (Edwin) Stevens of Lake Ann, Robert (Silvia) Wilcox of Two Rivers, Wis., Arnold (Sue) Wilcox of Potter, Wis., and U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Commins, stationed in North Carolina; four uncles, Paul (Theresa) Barth of Duarte, Calif., Ernest Barth of Ludington, Norman (Phyllis) Barth of Benzonia, and Louis Barth of Baldwin Park, Calif.; five grandchildren, Michael Wilcox, Anthony Wilcox, Sydney Szot, Carson Szot, and Robert Wilkins; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; his uncle, Wayne Barth; and his brother-in-law, Luka Zastawny.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
      Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in memory of Gene may wish to consider the Cedar/Maple City Lions Club Eugene C. Wilcox Memorial, P.O. Box 28, Maple City, MI 49664, or the charity of their choice.
      Arrangements were by the Branerd Funeral Home in Medford, Wis.
     
      WANDA I. MILLER, 82, of Traverse City, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Arrangements are pending at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
     
      JOSEPH L. MORRIS, 78, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. A memorial service will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
     
      EDWARD W. NELSON, 76, of Honor, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born May 4, 1922, in Hobart, Ind. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah, Mich. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday Record-Eagle.
     
     
      Elwin George Bacon
      Died December 29, 1998
      BREA, Calif. - Elwin George Bacon, 61, of Brea, Calif., formerly of Traverse City, died Dec. 29 in Brea.
      He was born Feb. 28, 1938, the son of Lucy (Meachum) and Louis G. Bacon.
      Survivors include his wife, Eileen Bacon; one son, Stephen (Shelley) Bacon; one daughter, Nancy Bacon; one brother, Al Bacon; two sisters, Lucille McDonald and Lillian Eastman; two grandchildren, Morgan and Ashton Bacon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, in California.
      John S. Morrison
      Died January 2, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - John S. Morrison, 76, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born July 14, 1922, in Grand Haven, he was the son of John S. and Edythe (Johnson) Morrison. On March 18, 1944, in Muskegon, he married Dagmar Carlson.
      John moved to Traverse City in 1967 from Grand Haven. He was an engineer and worked for Manning Maxwell and Moore - a division of Dresser Industries of Muskegon, for Grand Traverse Crane in Traverse City and for Dow Chemical in Ludington.
      His hobbies included making wine, collecting and reading books, building and remodeling homes, stamp collecting, and traveling. John was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      Survivors include his wife, Dagmar; two sons, John S. (Barbara) Morrison III of Grand Rapids and Douglas J. Morrison of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy M. (Matthew) Dakoske of Traverse City and Barbara Morrison of Traverse City; four grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.
      John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert, in 1986; and a sister, Beverly Dornbos.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Presbyterian Church; Dr. Homer Nye will officiate. Burial will be in the church's prayer garden.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions, The Presbyterian Church, or Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Joseph W. Neff
      Died January 4, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - Joseph W. Neff, 67, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 16, 1931, in Detroit, he was the son of Joseph and Lillian (Brown) Neff. On Jan. 19, 1979, in Bloomfield Hills, he married Hilda Popp DeNike.
      Joseph moved to Traverse City from Troy in 1995. He was a veteran who served the country in the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, he was the director of special education for Southfield Public Schools. Joseph enjoyed computers, the news and financial data.
      Survivors include his wife, Hilda; daughters, Kim Fernald and Jennifer Neff - both of San Diego, Calif.; stepchildren, Steve DeNike and Sue Morris - both of Michigan, Sheryl Sblendorio of North Carolina, and Shelly DeNike of Antarctica; sisters, Lillian Sherwin of Florida and Helen Miller of Trenton; and seven grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home; the Rev. Fredrick E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, In., P.O. Box 9752, San Jose, CA 95157.
     
     
      Sister Cecilia of the Trinity
      Died January 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Sister Cecilia of the Trinity (Helen Wright Bergman), a nun of the Carmelite Monastery in Traverse City, died Monday after suffering a severe stroke. She was 87.
      Sister was born on April 10, 1911, in Pittsburgh, Pa. A registered nurse and a widow, she entered the Carmelite Monastery in Wheeling, W. Va., at the age of 44. She took her vows on Aug. 27, 1957. In June 1977 she transferred to the monastery in Traverse City.
      A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the Carmelite Monastery Chapel, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Valerian Rykowski will officiate.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carmelite Monastery Chapel. The Most Rev. Patrick R. Cooney, Bishop of Gaylord, will serve as the celebrant.
      Arrangements were made by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ELTON H. ALPERS, 87, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999. Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      VIRGINIA B. BUSSA, 87, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at home. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      JOSEPH L. 'LOUIE' LaFRENIER, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, jan. 6, 1999, at home. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      MARJORIE SMITH, 85, of East Jordan, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1913, she taught school in East Jordan, Pottersville and Charlotte. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in East Jordan. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
      Jaxon Edward Joseph Baldyga
      Died January 4, 1999
      ROCKFORD, Mich. - Jaxon Edward Joseph Baldyga, infant son of Gary and Michelle (Milarch) Baldyga of Rockford, died shortly after being born on Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Along with his parents, Jaxon is also survived by his stepbrother, Christopher Baldyga of Traverse City; his stepsister, Emily DeWeese of Kingsley; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Katherine Krohn of Traverse City; his paternal grandmother, Ruby Baldyga of Quincy, Mich.; and his aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. Michael Wermuth will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the Resolve Through Sharing program at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Milford 'Slim' Garner
      Died January 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Milford "Slim" Garner, 73, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born in Kalkaska on June 14, 1925, he was the son of Kenneth and Elsie Mae (Parker) Garner.
      Slim served with the paratroops division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He moved to Traverse City from Kalkaska 55 years ago, and was a night captain with the Traverse City Police Department from 1953 to 1968. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780. A licensed instrument rated pilot, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
      Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Polly A. (Hoffman) Garner; two daughters, Linda (Stanley) Davis of Honor and JoAnne (Donald) Wheelock of Cedar; his halfbrother, Murray (Pauline) Garner Sr. of Kalkaska; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several cousins; and one niece.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Myndwell Garner; and his twin brother, Maurice.
      Funeral services will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Bill Lipscomb officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services, which will be immediately followed by a military honors service under the auspices of the Traverse City VFW Cherryland Post No. 2870.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Catholic Church Chapel Fund.
      Genevieve Hannan
      Died December 28, 1998
      SARASOTA, Fla. - Genevieve Hannan, 102, of Sarasota, died Dec. 28, 1998. She was a retired school teacher.
      Born Aug. 16, 1896, in Cassopolis, Mich., she moved to Florida from Traverse City, Mich., in 1959.
      She was a Michigan State University graduate and a member of Shrine of the Master Church in Sarasota.
      Genvieve is survived by a son, Thomas E. Hannan of Guilford, Vt.
      Services are pending with the Martin Funeral Home in Sarasota.
      Kathryn Jane Hopkins
      Died January 2, 1999
      MIDLAND, Mich. - Kathryn Jane Hopkins, 84, of Midland, died Saturday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.
      She was born on Feb. 17, 1914, in Midland, the daughter of Neil C. and Cora (Griffin) McKay. Kathryn attended Alma College, graduating in 1935. The former Kathryn McKay married William Robert Hopkins on Aug. 6, 1936, in Midland. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1996.
      Kathryn taught school and had been employed with McKay Building Corp. and McKay Press, which her father founded. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Midland Country Club. Along with living in Midland she had lived part-time on Singer Island, Fla., and in Scottsdale, Ariz. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, birdwatching and spending time at the family cottage on Long Lake in Traverse City.
      Surviving are her two sons, William Robert Hopkins Jr. and his wife, Connie of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Neil Colin Hopkins and his fianc‚, Gina Bullard of Midland; her grandchildren, Mika and David Horning, Chris Davis and Colin McKay Hopkins; and a great-granddaughter, Sarina Horning.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Lynda Hopkins.
      Funeral services for Kathryn will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Wallace H. Mayton III will officiate, and burial will be in the Midland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street in Midland from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.
      Harry W. Marchand
      Died January 2, 1999
      TROY, Mich. - Harry W. Marchand, 71, of Troy, died Saturday at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla.
      Harry had been with Comerica Bank for 40 years and was vice president of employee benefits.
      Born Nov. 27, 1927, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, he moved to the United States in 1955. He attended Assumption University. A resident of Troy for 3 1/2 years, he was a former resident of Detroit, Westland and Birmingham.
      He was active with two Detroit Red Wings farm leagues; the Windsor Spitfires and the Galt, Ontario Red Wings, and was also involved with the International Hockey League in Milwaukee, Wis., and the Senior Hockey League in Chatham, Ontario. In the metro Detroit area he coached and refereed hockey, including many junior State Championship games. Harry was a contributor and supporter of the I.C.E. organization and was the assistant coach of the Traverse City women's hockey team. He was a member of the American Bankers Association. An avid golfer, traveler and sports fan, he loved his grandchildren and watching them participate in sports.
      Survivors include his wife, Jean (nee: McBride) Marchand, whom he married in 1950; two sons, Terry (Helayne) Marchand and Jeff Marchand; two daughters, Gail (Jim) Setter and Suzanne (Bud) Omiatek; three sisters, Peggy Rowland, Patsy Marchand and Susan Mero; one brother, Ronald Marchand; and six grandchildren, Jennifer, Derek, Erin, Bryan, Andy and Alyson.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, in Troy. There will also be visitation from 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington, in Bloomfield Hills, until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service.
      Memorial tributes may be directed to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, or to C.E.N.T.R.E. Ice, 1544 Hammond Road East, Traverse City, MI 49686.
      Wanda L. Miller
      Died January 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wanda L. Miller, 82, of Traverse City, died Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Aug. 31, 1916, in Sanford, Mich., she was the daughter of Bert and Anna (Hackel) Monroe. She married Daniel J. Miller on Feb. 2, 1936, in Angola, Ind.
      Wanda had lived in Traverse City for 10 years, moving from Pontiac. She was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing, and was a member of the Mother's Club at both school and the Boy's Club.
      Survivors include her three children, Jack (Joyce) Miller of Birmingham, Ala., Joe (Marilyn) Miller of Clarkston, Mich., and Darrell (Bev) Miller of Traverse City; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Miller in 1969; and her parents, Bert and Anna Monroe.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's of Hannah. The Rev. Paul Megge will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hannah. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Edward W. Nelson
      Died January 4, 1999
      HONOR - Edward W. Nelson, 76, of Honor, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 4, 1922, in Hobart, Ind., he was the son of Ernest and Amy (Peterson) Nelson. On Aug. 21, 1949, in Utica, Ill., he married Shirley A. Fowlie.
      Edward was a construction worker for the commercial building industry. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, hunting and playing golf.
      Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Nelson; two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Lee of Springdale, Ark., and Judith Nelson of Walled Lake, Mich.; two grandchildren, Robby and Kirsten Lee; and two brothers, Elmer Nelson of Florida and Earl Nelson of Missouri.
      Cremation has already taken place.
      Memorials may be directed to the Intensive Care Unit at Munson Medical Center.
      Arrangements were handled by The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah, Mich.
      Fern L. Wheeler
      Died January 3, 1999
      MUSKEGON, Mich. - Fern L. Wheeler, 95, of Muskegon, formerly of Benzonia, Mich., died Sunday at University Park Living Center in Muskegon.
      She was born Aug. 22, 1903, in Benzonia, the daughter of Herbert and Lena (Demerly) Cook. On June 15, 1933, in Benzonia, she married Daniel L. Wheeler.
      Fern was the former librarian of The Mills Community House Library of Benzonia. She was a member of The First Congregational Church of Benzonia.
      Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne E. (Arno) Mills of Muskegon, Mich.; one son, Douglas E. (Jacklyn) Wheeler of Chesterfield, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Lillian Cook of Florida; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel in 1994; her brothers, Thomas and Cecil Cook; and her sisters, Helen Haugen and Bernice Rice.
      Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The First Congregational Church of Benzonia. The Rev. Stephen Davidson will officiate. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery. Friends may call at The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
      Memorials may be directed to The Mills Community House Library of Benzonia.
      JEAN J. DEAN, 69, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Munson Medical Center. Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      GERTRUDE 'TRUDY' HIRSCHENBERGER, 88, of Edgewater, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at home. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are being handled by the Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, 406 S. Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
      Ina Louise Powell Bell
      Died January 6, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Ina Louise Powell Bell, 82, of Northport, died Wednesday at home.
      Born in Northport on March 14, 1916, she was the daughter of Martin and Inga (Sievertson) Melkild. She married Robert William Powell in Northport on Dec. 27, 1936, and he preceded her in death on June 18, 1976. In 1982, she married Leonard Bell, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
      A lifelong resident of Northport, Ina was a homemaker and former head cook at Northport School. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport, the Leelanau Players and the Sons of Norway. She was a very active volunteer in the Leelanau Lighthouse Foundation.
      Survivors include five children, Frederick (Josephine) Powell of Hudson, Mich., Deanna (Bruce) Bussey of Ludington, Mich., Margot John) Thomas of Hendersonville, N.C., Thora (Robert) Bransky of Chugiak, Alaska, and James Powell of Yukon, Okla.; two brothers, Martin Melkild of Traverse City and Arthur Melkild of Northport; one sister, Thora Bukoff of Alabama; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husbands; one daughter, Theresa Lynn; two brothers, Oliver Weik and John Weik; and one sister, Margaret Carson.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport, with the Rev. Andrew W. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport or to the Northport Fire and Rescue Squad.
      Virginia B. Bussa
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia B. Bussa, 87, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at her home.
      Born on April 25, 1911, in Erieville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lewis and Francis (Reading) Westervelt. She married Archie Bussa on Jan. 20, 1930, in Ohio.
      Virginia had been employed as a surgical secretary and a library assistant. She had lived in Traverse City since 1977, and was a member of West Bay Covenant Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and knitting and she loved people.
      Survivors include three sons, Arthur L. (Mary Ellen) Bussa of Manistee, Mich., Leon E. (Pauline) Bussa of Williamsburg, Mich., and Douglas G. (JoAnne) Bussa of Brinnon, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie in 1995; her parents, Lewis and Francis Westervelt; one brother, Douglas Westervelt; and one sister, Delphe Dwelska.
      Funeral services for Virginia will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. Richard Skar will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to West Bay Covenant Church.
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      Milford 'Slim' Garner
      Died January 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Milford "Slim" Garner, 73, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born in Kalkaska on June 14, 1925, he was the son of Kenneth and Elsie Mae (Parker) Garner.
      Slim served with the paratroops division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He moved to Traverse City from Kalkaska 55 years ago. He was with the Traverse City Police Department from 1953 to 1968, and left the department as a night captain. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780. A licensed instrument rated pilot, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
      Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Polly A. (Hoffman) Garner; two daughters, Linda (Stanley) Davis of Honor and JoAnne (Donald) Wheelock of Cedar; his halfbrother, Murray (Pauline) Garner Sr. of Kalkaska; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several aunts, cousins, nieces and one nephew.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Myndwell Garner; and his twin brother, Maurice.
      Funeral services will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Bill Lipscomb officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services, which will be immediately followed by a military honors service under the auspices of the Traverse City VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Catholic Church Chapel Fund.
      Alice R. 'Betty' Isaacs
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Alice R. "Betty" Isaacs, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Betty moved to Traverse City seven years ago from Towson, Md.
      Born in Clayton, Mo., on May 15, 1915, she was the daughter of Erle and Margaret (Harrison) Ross. She married Edgar E. Isaacs, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1986.
      Surviving are a son, Robert (Bonnie) Isaacs of Kalkaska; two grandchildren, Shelly Sample of Westland and Michael Isaacs of Taylor; and three great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. E. Dan Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
      Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of services.
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      Joseph L. 'Louie' LaFreniere
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joseph L. "Louie" LaFreniere, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at home.
      Born June 15, 1915, in Crosby, Minn., he was the son of Joseph A. and Mary M. (Hesch) LaFreniere. He married Elizabeth F. Carmien Norton on March 29, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
      Louie was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Dow Chemical Co. in Midland in 1977 after 35 years of employment. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 35 in Traverse City, the AARP and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Louie enjoyed gardening, yard work, his pontoon boat and playing euchre with his friends.
      Survivors include his wife, Betty; two stepdaughters, Susan (Charles) Smith of Manistee and Sally (Dr. David) Dehnke of Sitka, Alaska; two sisters, Louise Mathieson of Rhodes, Mich., and Dorothy (Stanley "Fred") Dombrowski of Midland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. Dr. David Gabel of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund or to American Legion Post No. 35.
      Egalia M. May
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Egalia M. May, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      She was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Thompsonville to Minor D. and Effie (Root) King. On Oct. 31, 1928, in Thompsonville, she married Ivan A. May.
      Egalia was a 1928 graduate of Thompsonville High School. Formerly of Reed City, Baldwin and Copemish, she had lived in Traverse City for the past 10 years. She had been a telephone operator with Michigan Bell in Reed City and Baldwin and retired in 1969. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 494 in Baldwin and she was a great cook.
      Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Derald) Stanton of Traverse City and Ivanna (Ronald) Edwards of Lansing; one sister-in-law, Juanita (Herman) Stiver of Muskegon; five grandchildren, Ronda Edwards (David) Barth of Traverse City, Rita (Bill) Stanton of Lansing, Robert (Karen) Edwards of Lansing, Douglas (Anne) Stanton of Lake Ann and Debra (Tony) Demin of Livingston, Mont.; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece; and four nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan in May 1991; her parents; and three sisters, Nancy King, Doris Chichester and Mary Kitchen.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. Jim Parrish will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Cleon Township Cemetery in Copemish. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church or to the charity of one's choice.
      Elizabeth I. 'Betty' Pratley
      Died January 6, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Elizabeth I. "Betty" Pratley, of Frankfort, formerly of Marshall, Mich., died Wednesday.
      She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Patricia) of Lawton, Mich., Frederick (Linda) of Marshall, Michael (Wendy) of Frankfort, Philip (Nikki) of Marshall and Robert (Sandy) of Athens, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a step-great-grandson; a sister, Anna (John) Elliot of Abingdon, Va.; a brother-in-law, Phillip Bolinger of Vermontville, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Edythe Quick of Farwell, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and a sister, Mary Jane Bolinger.
      A memorial service will be held at Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall on Saturday at 4 p.m.
      Memorials may be directed to the Priscilla Ruth Circle of the Frankfort United Methodist Church, the Michigan Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice.
      ROBERT W. JOHNSON SR., 63, of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee, with burial in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Manistee. .The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
      VIOLET M. SIMMONS, 84, of Torch Lake Township, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. Spring funeral services will be announced by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
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      Elton H. Alpers
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elton H. Alpers, 87, of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Born in East Leland on Oct. 29, 1911, he was the son of John H. and Amelia (Poertner) Alpers.
      He was a 1932 graduate of Traverse City High School. Elton was a printer for 40 years, and semi-retired in 1983 as a printer with the Art-Craft Printing Co. in Birmingham, returning to Traverse City to live. He later was a printer for Johnson-Clark Printing Co. in Traverse City from 1983 to 1993. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Detroit and was a devoted member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. Elton enjoyed gardening and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
      Elton is survived by two daughters, Karen (Charles) McKalpine of S.C., and Celeste (Michael) Yoskovich of Auburn Hills; three sons, Michael (Laurie) Alpers of Clawson, Douglas Alpers of San Francisco and Jeffrey Alpers of Traverse City; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sylvia Alpers, who died on March 10, 1996.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Fr. James Gardiner will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church.
      Cecelia Mary Dzwik
      Died January 7, 1999
      ELMIRA - Cecelia Mary Dzwik, 82, of Elmira, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.
      She was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., to Casimir S. and Catherine S. (Gazella) Skowronski. The family then moved to the Elmira area to be near families they knew in Poland. Cecelia would meet and marry, at the young age of sixteen years and two months, Joseph A. Dzwik on Nov. 5, 1932, in St. Thomas Church. Their union would celebrate 63 anniversaries before Joe died on Nov. 25, 1995.
      Cecelia was a caring and hardworking farmer's wife who was very active in church activities at Elmira St. Thomas Aquinas, and served many years on Warner Township elections. In the days before there were caterers, many marriages in the area were helped to a good start by the food that she prepared for those weddings. She will be remembered for her forgiving nature, her card and letter writing that touched many everywhere, and her love of little babies and all kids in general.
      Cecelia is survived by three children, Josephine (Sylvester) Czerkies of Boyne Falls, Casimer (Alice) Dzwik of Battle Creek and Aloysuis (Sue) Dzwik of Boyne Falls; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sophie (Skowronski) Dzwik of Elmira; three brothers, Leo (Barbara) Skowronski of Suttons Bay, Ray (Pearl) Skowronski and Joseph "Joey" Skowronski, both of Battle Creek; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Skowronski.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Gregory Michael Dzwik of Battle Creek; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Edward and Henry Skowronski; and two sisters, Pearl Skowronski and Delores Gaskill.
      Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. from St. Thomas Church in Elmira. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in Elmira.
      Cecelia will be in state at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. She will be in state on Monday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. A parish rosary will be offered Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Bortz Health Care Pin Club (for activities) through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
      REV. FATHER WILLIAM McKEON, 75, of East Jordan, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1923. He was the current pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Jordan and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Jordan Township, Antrim County. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Jordan, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., and a parish funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan handled the arrangements.
      R. LUKE STUNGIS, 48, of Grayling, died Dec. 28, 1998. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Sorenson Funeral Chapel, McEvers Chapel in Grayling, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m.
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      Albert J. 'Bert' Belanger
      Died January 8, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Albert J. "Bert" Belanger, 78, of Lake Leelanau, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born in Lake Leelanau on March 3, 1920, he was the son of Jerry and Philmena (LaCross) Belanger. He married Geraldine Lamie at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City in 1948.
      Bert was a mason and retired from Cone Drive Gear as a machinist. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Little Finger Post No. 7731 of Lake Leelanau. Bert thoroughly enjoyed gardening, hunting, ice fishing and playing with his grandchildren.
      Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Joyce (Arthur) Chupp and Janet Belanger, both of Traverse City; two sons, Kenneth (Virginia) Belanger of Cedar and Timothy (Katie) Belanger of Suttons Bay; five brothers, Germaine and Wally, both of Lake Leelanau, Leonard of Traverse City, and Elmer and Joseph, both of Muskegon; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Abraham; one sister, Hilda; and one grandson, Erich.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. The Rev. Gerald Hunko will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's School, the Suttons Bay - Bingham Rescue or the Lake Leelanau Fire and Rescue.
      Sonya Marie Kidney
      Died January 8, 1999
      GLENNIE, Mich. - Sonya Marie Kidney, 65, of Glennie, Mich., passed away Friday.
      She was born to Lars F. and Malvina (Lyons) Halverson on Jan. 21, 1933, in Traverse City.
      Sonya retired from the Traverse City State Hospital in 1988 as an LPN supervisor with 29 years of service. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Traverse City. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlework and traveling, and she bowled on a team for 32 years.
      Survivors include her husband, Melvin L. Kidney of Glennie, Mich.; one son, David Mahn of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Vanessa (James) Evans of Tampa, Fla., and Keri (David) Jacklin of Glen Arbor, Mich.; five grandsons; and one granddaughter. Also surviving are three stepdaughters, Judy (Tim) Courter of Greenbush, Mich., Debbie (Dennis) Tyson of Alpena, Mich., and Karen Kohl of Glennie, Mich.; two stepsons, Les (Sandy) Kidney and Ron (Cheryl) Kidney, both of Glennie, Mich.; 17 stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Eric (Wanda) Halverson of Traverse City, Mich., and Ronald (Sherie) Halverson of Sheriden, Mich.
      Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Frizzell Funeral Home in Hale, Mich. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lott Baptist Church, with Pastor David Dee officiating. Interment will be in the Glennie Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice or to the ALS Division of the M.D. Association.
      Mary Sylvia Oprea
      Died January 7, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Mary Sylvia Oprea, 73, beloved mother and grandmother, of Suttons Bay and Brooklyn, Mich., died Thursday.
      Sylvia was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Detroit, the daughter of Charles and Anna(Mushat) Talaba. She married Stephen Oprea in 1957, and he preceded her in death in 1980.
      She was the owner/operator of the Wayside Motel in Suttons Bay since 1975. She was also a licensed practical nurse. Sylvia was a member of the Suttons Bay Congregational Church and also regularly attended the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church.
      Survivors include two sons, Joseph Charlier of Suttons Bay and Stephen Oprea of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Beverly (Burton) Lange of Brooklyn, Mich.; two grandchildren, Ashley and Jacob Lange; and one twin sister, Eleanor (Carl) Stan of Southgate, Mich.
      She was preceded in death by two sisters.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the M.G. Braun Funeral Home in Brooklyn.
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      Irene Prokes
      Died January 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Irene Prokes, 77, a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, died Wednesday of complications of a massive stroke at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Irene was a resident of Dearborn Heights for 11 years and Dearborn for 42 years.
      Her accomplishments throughout her life were things she was so very proud of. In her early years she worked for the government until her marriage and her husband, Rudy's return from World War II. When he returned she went to work for the Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn until her second child was born. After raising her three children, she decided to work for Jacobson's and Himelhoch's. She found time to belong to many organizations: Women's Clubs of Divine Child, her church for 53 years, the Gemma Guild, St. Paul's Retreat Center, Military Hills, the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights Garden Clubs, the Genealogy Society and the Dearborn Historical Society. She also worked as a millinery designer and cosmetologist.
      Not only did Irene love life, she loved her family first along with her devotion to her churches; the Church of Divine Child, St. Paul's Retreat and St. John's in Naples, Fla. She loved spending her summers in Traverse City and late winters in Naples, Fla., and especially enjoyed traveling. Irene made numerous visits to Alabama to see Sister Angelica, made a pilgrimage to Israel and Rome, and in October she went to Maine. She loved to volunteer to her churches, Special Olympics, the Chelsea School for Boys and the Jerry Lewis Telethons.
      Not only did Irene bring three children, Pat, John and Mark, into this world, she gave them the world.
      Irene was a very giving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to everyone. She will be truly missed.
      Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Chuck) Menzies; two sons, Mark Prokes and John (Deanna) Prokes; and three grandchildren, Rudy, Ian and Joey.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudy on June 1, 1996; one brother; and one sister.
      A memorial service for Irene will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Church of Divine Child, 25001 Hollander and Silvery Lane in Dearborn. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Southfield.
      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Prokes family for distribution to Irene's numerous charities or to Mass intentions.
      Local arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      George Phillip Ransom
      Died January 8, 1999
      BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. - George Phillip Ransom, 81, of Beverly Hills, died Friday at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was born in Traverse City.
      He was the former director for emission control at the G.M. Tech Center in Warren, and was a member of the Berkley Masonic Lodge No. 536 F. & A.M.
      George was the devoted husband of Christine; loving father of the Rev. Barbara Ransom (Dennis) Fry and Mary (Dennis Rodzik) Ransom; brother of James Ransom; grandfather of Thomas (Tessa), Richard (Donna), Andres and Travis; great-grandfather of Kevin, Kelsey, Stephen, Brianna, Emily, Christine and Joshua.
      The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel of A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward (Between 13 and 14 Mile Roads). Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m.at All Saints Episcopal Church, 171 W. Pike St., Pontiac. Private interment will be in Greenbrier Cemetery in Lake Ann, Mich.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Bound Together Kids Cafe, c/o All Saints Episcopal Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
      HENRY A. ACKERMAN, 94, of Kalkaska, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. He was born May 29, 1904, in Elkton.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
     
      WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL, 70, of Central Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at home.
      Arrangements are pending with the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      GENEVA E. CARLSON, 94, of Leland, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Silverview Adult Living in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      VICTOR P. KOSIARA, 59, of Bellaire, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at home.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
      Sonya Marie Kidney
      Died January 8, 1999
      GLENNIE, Mich. - Sonya Marie Kidney, 65, of Glennie, formerly of Traverse City, passed away Friday.
      She was born to Lars F. and Malvina (Lyons) Halverson on Jan. 21, 1933, in Traverse City.
      Sonya retired from the Traverse City State Hospital in 1988 as a Licensed Practical Nurse supervisor with 29 years of service. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Traverse City. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlework and traveling; she bowled on a team for 32 years.
      Survivors include her husband, Melvin L. Kidney of Glennie; one son, David Mahn of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Vanessa (James) Evans of Tampa, Fla., and Keri (David) Jacklin of Glen Arbor; five grandsons; and one granddaughter. Also surviving are three stepdaughters, Judy (Tim) Courter of Greenbush, Debbie (Dennis) Tyson of Alpena, and Karen Kohl of Glennie, two stepsons, Les (Sandy) Kidney and Ron (Cheryl) Kidney - both of Glennie; 17 stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Lars (Wanda) Halverson of Traverse City and Eric (Dolores) Halverson of Sheriden.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Frizzell Funeral Home in Hale. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lott Baptist Church in Glennie, with Pastor David Dee officiating. Interment will be in the Glennie Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice or to the ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
     
      DOUGLAS E. ALPERS of SanFrancisco and formerly of Birmingham, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999.
      Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held in the spring. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      KENNETH M. BEZESKY, 37, of Onekama and Ludington, formerly of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama. Arrangements are by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL, 70, of Central Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at home.
      The fmily will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      BARBARA H. FITZGERALD, 73, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born in Grand Rapids on July 23, 1925.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      DONNA M. JACKSON, 92, of Bellaire, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      FRANCES ELIZABETH KILLMAN, 86, of Traverse City, died Monday morning, Jan. 11, 1999, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      KEVIN SCOTT LEFFLER, 40, of Washington D.C., died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. A communications technician, he was a former resident of Traverse City.
      Funeral services have been held. Interment was in Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. Arrangements were by the Demaine Funeral Home of Alexandria, Va.
     
      PAUL LISKUM, 62, of East Jordan, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family was served by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
     
      JUELL MAY NILES, 94, of Lake Ann, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 11, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Janell Feiger.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Geneva (Gagnon) Carlson
      Died January 10, 1999
      LELAND - Geneva (Gagnon) Carlson died peacefully in her sleep Sunday at Silverview Adult Living in Traverse City.
      She married Gordon Carlson on May 11, 1929, and lived in Leland, where she worked at the post office and Leland Mercantile throughout the years.
      Geneva is survived by two sons, Richard (Mary) Carlson of Grand Rapids and Owen Carlson of Orange, Calif.; two daughters, Mozelle Juergen of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Carole (Orlan) Dame of Traverse City; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland; Pastor Lawrence K. Matro will officiate. In the spring, burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Leland.
      Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or ShareCare of Leelanau County.
      Arrangements were by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Jean J. Dean
      Died January 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jean J. Dean, 69, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born in England on April 4, 1929, she was the daughter of Harold and Lora Binningsley.
      During her life she traveled to many countries including Libya, Chili, Argentina, England, Egypt and the United States where she lived in California, Louisiana and Michigan. A lover of dark pink roses, Jean was a good artist.
      Survivors include a daughter, Jane Green of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Lloyd of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Elizabeth; and special friends Dick and Janette Dell'Acqua of Traverse City.
      Jean was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City; the Rev. D. Edward Emenheiser will officiate.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Frank Herta
      Died January 10, 1999
      KEWADIN - Frank Herta, 74, died Sunday at his home in Kewadin. Formerly of Royal Oak, he had lived in the Kewadin area for the past 11 years.
      Born April 28, 1924, in Detroit, he was the son of Frank A. and Bernice (Utych) Herta. On May 14, 1949, in Detroit, he married Grace M. Moore.
      Frank graduated from Henry Ford Trade School, in 1942, and also attended Wayne State University and Lawrence Institute of Technology. He was employed as a hydraulic engineer and supervisor of drafting and design at Holly Carburetor in Warren from 1950 to 1969. Frank then worked for Sperry Vickers in Troy from 1969 until his retirement in 1987, when he and his wife moved to the home they had built on Traverse Bay.
      Active in the Boy Scouts of America, he was a troop committee chairman in the Detroit area for over 20 years. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids and was very active with the Traverse City Civic Players at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, appearing in many musicales. Frank also sang with a variety of choral groups including the Elk Lake Chorus and the Elk Rapids Rotary Show.
      Survivors include his wife, Grace of Kewadin; five children, Pamela (Ron) Brown of Holland, Mich.; Harold (Judy) Herta of DeWitt, Louise (Jeff) Branson of Shelbyville, Ind., Dr. Nancy Herta (Dr. Scott Rosenfeld) of Okemos, and Douglas Herta of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Marise Rupprecht (William) of Lincoln Park; eight grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
      Frank was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Audrey Herta; and an infant granddaughter, Sara.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Friends may also call at First Presbyterian Church one hour prior to funeral services which will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.
      Memorials may be directed to Traverse City Civic Players at the Old Town Playhouse or the Antrim County Pet and Animal Watch (AC PAW), P.O. Box 130, Mancelona, MI 49659.
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      Richard Oliver Kamalo
      Died January 8, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Richard Oliver Kamalo, 62, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
      He was born March 20, 1936, in Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy and also the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Traverse City Eagles Club. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and all sports.
      He is survived by five daughters, Chris Laub of Colorado, Pamela Roop and Patty Colegrove - both of Kingsley, Corene Littlejohn of North Carolina, and Terry Selby of Texas; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, and his parents.
      A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
     
      VICTOR CLOUS, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday Record-Eagle.
      WERNER L. FINK, 90, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
      ROBERT J. HUFFMAN, 82, of Bear Lake, Mich.,died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
      CLIFFORD F. RAYMOND, 85, of Kalkaska, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at home. He was born Dec. 16, 1913. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Friday.
      PAULETTE F. STANDERFER, 40, of Bellaire, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born Oct. 2, 1958. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where the family will receive friends from3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.
      Gregory David Armstrong
      Died January 12, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Gregory David Armstrong, 47, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at home.
      Born March 20, 1951, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Donald P. and Martha (Collier) Armstrong.
      Gregory had been a resident of Schaumberg, Ill., moving to Traverse City this past November. He was a sales representative for Zip-Dee in Chicago, a company that manufactures awnings and recreational furniture for motor homes. He was very involved in gay rights movements.
      Survivors include his mother, Martha Armstrong of Traverse City; one sister, Donna Armstrong of Traverse City; three cousins, Mary Beth Collier, Mark Collier and Kristy Armstrong; and his adopted family, the Growe family.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, on Jan. 3, 1999.
      A joint memorial service for Gregory and Donald will be held in the spring.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Frances Elizabeth Killman
      Died January 11, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Frances Elizabeth Killman, 86, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Monday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Amiel and Emma (Meereis) Killman.
      Frances graduated from Traverse City High School in 1931, and attended Chapin Business School. She worked at Wilson Furniture Co., and then was employed by Prudential Life Insurance Co. from 1941 until her retirement in 1975. She was promoted to office manager of the Traverse City district of Prudential Life Insurance Co. in 1948. Frances was an active member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women. A very active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, she served as church secretary and participated in circle activities. She was proud of her father's craftsmanship and her mother's gardens.
      Survivors include one brother, Winfred (Esther) Killman of Traverse City; two nieces, Kathie (David) Handke of Grayslake, Ill., and their children, Christopher and Michelle, and Beverly (Steven Krellwitz) Killman of Cedar and their children, Cody and Jennifer; one great-nephew, Mark Ohrenberger of California; and two great-nieces, Sara Killman and Melissa Killman, both of Copemish.
      She was preceded in death her parents; one brother, Arlie A. Killman; one niece, Sandra Cross; and one nephew, Forrest D. Killman.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the spring at Asbury United Methodist Church.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, the Cherryland Humane Society or to Asbury United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      BRONELL BARBARA ST. JOHN, 77, of Flint, formerly of Wellston, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at McLaren General Hospital in Flint. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Owosso. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home inKaleva, where visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Wellston Cemetery.
      JOSEF J. ZNINSKI, 68, of Rapid City, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
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      Michael J. Bucciero D.D.S.
      Died January 10, 1999
      NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Michael J. Bucciero D.D.S., 78, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Traverse City Mich., passed away Sunday at his home.
      He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to Florida 15 months ago from Traverse City. He was a retired dentist and had his own practice for 40 years. Michael was a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean Affair. He was a member of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. and a member of Delta Sigma Delta.
      Survivors include his wife, Judy; two daughters, Alice Bucciero of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and Thea Knott of Palm Harbor, Fla.; one son, Michael T. Bucciero of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Henry Bucciero of Harper Woods, Mich.; one sister, Emily Reaser of Roscommon, Mich.; two granddaughters, Lindsey and Ashley Knott of Palm Harbor, Fla.
      He was preceded in death by one son, Andrew Kerr Bucciero.
      A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
      Arrangements are being handled by the National Cremation Society in Holiday, Fla.
      Victor Clous
      Died January 12, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Victor Clous, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born in Hannah, Mich., on June 10, 1909, he was the son of Frank and Hedwig (Wurm) Clous. He married Pauline Rodes on May 9, 1931, in Hannah.
      Victor lived in the Hannah and Kingsley areas his whole life, and was a farmer; both dairy and general. He was a member of the St. Francis Men's Club and the men's group at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, and worked on many volunteer projects.
      He is survived by three daughters, Jeanette (Elbert) Latimer of Clinton, Miss., Valita "Val" (Stanley) Ellefson of Kingsley and Donaldine "Dolly" (Donald) Osborne of Conway, Mich.; three sons, Dale of Cheyenne, Wyo., Daniel (Judy) of Ottisville, Mich., and Brent (Karen) of San Diego, Calif.; nine brothers, Clarence, Edmund (Norma), Ralph (Joan), Francis (Lois) all of Kingsley, Leonard (Leona) and Raymond (Irma) both of Buckley, Alfred (Marie) and August (Beverly) both of Traverse City, and Joseph of Saginaw; three sisters, Teresa (Howard) Bott of Kingsley and Dorothy (Edward) Stein and Mary (Whitney) Lyon both of Traverse City; a sister-in-law, Leona Mathews; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Victor was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline on Sept. 8, 1986; his parents; two brothers; one sister; and one grandson.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church. The Rev. Albin Gietzen will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., and at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass intentions, the Father Fred Foundation or to the charity of one's choice.
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      Milton Thomas Drobena
      Died January 12, 1999
      COPEMISH - Milton Thomas Drobena, 74, of Copemish, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He was born March 6, 1924, in Copemish, the son of Thomas and Anna (Kobza) Drobena.
      A veteran of World War II, Milton served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the Michigan DNR where he worked as a district foreman in the Waterways Division for District No. 6. Milton had also worked at Crystal Mountain Resort in the wintertime during the resort's early development.
      He loved farming, planting trees and flowers, feeding birds, turkeys and deer, and walking in the woods. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, and the yearly trips to the Upper Peninsula and Canada with his wife in the fall. He was a family-oriented man with a sense of humor, who enjoyed children, helping others and spending time with Mother Nature.
      Milton is survived by his wife, Margaret Drobena of Copemish; two daughters, Pamela (William) Dunham of Thompsonville and Kristina (Rodney) Thompson of Bear Lake; two grandchildren, Jamie (Sheryl Cebula) Dunham of Midland and Malissa (Thomas) Clark of Thompsonville; four great-grandchildren, Kayla Clark, Ryan Dunham, Marshal Dunham and McKayla Cebula; his brothers and sisters, John (Lois) Drobena of Arizona, Bessie Sowles of Midland, Betty (Vic) Schuler of Rapid City, George Drobena of Copemish, Paul (Gloria) Drobena of Thompsonville and Jim (Emmaline) Drobena of Copemish; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers and sisters, Jack Drobena, Kate Ashcraft, Richard Drobena and Anna McCormick.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. Burial will be in Cleon Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Betsie River Sportsman's Club or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
      Carola G. Moore
      Died January 11, 1999
      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Carola G. Moore, 85, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday at Community Hospital East.
      She received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1935, and had been a columnist for The Washington Post, The Detroit Times and The Kalamazoo Gazette at different times in her life. She was a member of the Faculty Women's Club of Indiana University School of Medicine, Beta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Auxiliary to the Marion County Medical Society.
      Carola is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald F. Moore Sr.; one son, Donald F. Moore Jr. of Springfield, Ohio; three daughters, Carol Hoehneoor of Ingleside, Ill., Kathleen Fedders of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mary Ann Turner of Huntington Beach, Calif.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at North United Methodist Church, 3803 N. Meridan, in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Crown Hill Funeral Home of Indianapolis, Ind.
      Juell May Niles
      Died January 11, 1999
      LAKE ANN - Juell May Niles, 94, of Lake Ann, died at home on Monday.
      Born Aug. 6, 1904, in Murray, Ky., she was the daughter of William Davis and Nancy Jane (Osbron) Edmonds. She married Gerald K. Niles on Nov. 15, 1924, in Petoskey.
      Juell and Gerald moved from Grand Rapids to Glen Lake in the early 1950s, where they owned and operated the Niles Edgewater Resort. She was a member of Southlawn Church of God in Grand Rapids and the Glen Lake Women's Club, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hummingbirds.
      Survivors include her children, Paul (Joyce) Niles of Uniontown, Ohio, James (Joan) Niles of Lake Leelanau and Janell (Fred) Feiger of Lake Ann; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; and nine siblings, Juell being the last to pass away.
      Visitation and services will be held in the spring. Burial will be in Greenbriar Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Southlawn Church of God, 3880 Jefferson, S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49548, or to the Glen Lake Women's Club Memorial Fund c/o Elaine Wilcox, 7125 S. Dune Hwy., Empire, MI 49630.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Clifford F. Raymond
      Died January 12, 1999
      KALKASKA - Clifford F. Raymond, 85, of Kalkaska, died peacefully in his home Tuesday.
      Born Dec. 16, 1913, in Shelby, Mich., he was the son of Morris and Flossie (Ward) Raymond. He was the sibling of one brother and four sisters. On July 15, 1936, he married Irene V. Levett, who was to be his wife of 50 years.
      Mr. Raymond worked for a time in the shipyards in Ohio as a welder and later as a welder on aircraft for war-related efforts. He spent most of his life self-employed as a sheet metal fabricator/installer in the Grand Traverse area. Many old barns of days gone by still stand straight under his standing seam roofing. He never missed a chance to point them out with a measure of reminiscence mixed with pride. His roofing business then gave way to a furnace installation business that he maintained for 18 years in Traverse City. He then spent a six year period in Grand Rapids, Mich., employed as a foreman in the same profession. In 1973 he moved to the Kalkaska area and reopened Raymond Heating Co. and in 1979 passed the business to his son, with whom he continued working until the age of 82.
      Mr. Raymond enjoyed his family, his work, hunting and fishing. He developed a love for golf and was more than an interested birdwatcher. He spent a good deal of frustrating time trying to devise a way to keep the jays and squirrels from the chickadees and mourning doves, however - without much success.
      Survivors include three sisters, Cecil Bricker, Marie Bailey and Margie Shoemaker; four children, Darlene Steed, Dave Raymond, Kathi Erlewein and Jeff Raymond; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene in 1986; one brother, Lester Raymond; and one sister, Minnie Timmons.
      This was a man who will be sorely missed by all those who loved him. His patience, honesty and sense of fair play are an inspiration to us all and a reminder of a simpler, more wholesome era, whose generation is slowly fading from us.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Father Patrick J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
      The family of Mr. Raymond would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Munson and North Country Hospice, whose combined help was invaluable throughout his illness.
      Please support your local hospice organization.
      "We'll see you soon, Dad!"
      HELEN BUMGARDNER, 83, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      FRANKLIN EDSON KONETZKA, 86, of Mancelona, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
      GENEVIEVE T. MARKS, 82, of South Boardman, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at home. She was born Oct. 30, 1916. A funerakl Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska
      GENEVIEVE H. WITKOWSKI, 88, of Manistee, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee, with a rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. and evening prayers at 8 p.m.
      Sylvia O. Clutter
      Died January 14, 1999
      GLEN LAKE - Sylvia O. Clutter, 95, a resident of the Glen Lake and Traverse City areas since the early 1980s, died Thursday at Omena House.
      She was born in Mt. Grove, Mo., on Oct. 22, 1903, to Fredrick and Poleca (McCall) Freeman. On Nov. 26, 1924, in Denver, Colo., she married Homer Clutter.
      Sylvia was a homemaker, and she was a member of Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.
      Survivors include one son-in-law, Don Vavra; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer "Vern" Clutter in 1992; one daughter, Beverly Vavra on Jan. 1, 1998; and 10 brothers and sisters.
      Memorial services will be held in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church.
      Arrangements were handled by the Hibbard-Ruggles Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      Robert I. 'Bob' Snyder Sr.
      Died January 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert I. "Bob" Snyder Sr., 78, a longtime resident of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      Bob was born June 29, 1920, in Traverse City, to Irving and Ruth (Zoulek) Snyder.
      He was a retired church custodian, having been employed by First Congregational Church for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780 and the American Military League.
      Survivors include Ellen Jane (Montgomery) Snyder of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; one son, Robert (Vicki) Snyder Jr. of Kingsley; two daughters, Mary Ellen (Leroy) Renninger of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Ruth Ann Roy of Traverse City; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Kate Campbell of Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, with Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. A military honors service under the auspices of VFW Cherryland Post No 2780 will follow the funeral service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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      William Anthony Stanton Jr.
      Died January 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - William Anthony Stanton Jr., 79, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center. He had moved to Traverse City from Port Huron two years ago.
      Born May 24, 1919, in Detroit, he was the son of William Anthony and Ann (Stephens) Stanton. On Jan. 15, 1944, in Detroit, he married Shirley Marie Grove.
      A veteran of World War II, William served with the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant during the Italian Campaign. He received the Bronze Star, was a candidate for the Silver Star and also received many other combat honors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2780. William was a lecturer on Civil War history and an expert on George Custer. Prior to retirement he was a clay stylist for Chrysler Corp. Most of all he was a kind and gentle man.
      Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Traverse City; two daughters, Patricia (David) Wenzel and Diane Sclafani, both of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Andrew Ryntz of Westland, Melissa Ryntz of Ventura, Calif., and Nicole Sclafani of Warren; his mother, Ann Banister of Napa, Calif.; three brothers, Richard Stanton of Washington, Eugene (Mary Ann) Stanton of Birmingham and Kenneth Stanton of California; his stepmother, Dorothy Stanton of Lansing; two stepsisters, Ann of Modesto, Calif., and Lois (Gil) Souza of Fairfield, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father and stepsister, Florence.
      Services will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DONALD G. MAATMAN, 74, of Maple City, died Friday morning, Jan. 15, 1999, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      DONALD L. GEIGER, 59, of Traverse City, died Friday at home. Visitation will be held Monday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley; times will be announced. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday or Monday Record-Eagle.
      PHYLLIS J. SAUTER, 68, of Grayling, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
     
      Helen Marie
      Bumgardner
      Died January 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen Marie Bumgardner, 83, of Traverse City, died Thursday at home.
      She was born March 3, 1915, in Beaver Dam, Wis., to George and Daisy (Davis) Lewis. On Aug. 25, 1934, in Leelanau County, she married Donald J. Bumgardner.
      A Traverse City area resident for all her adult life, she retired from Munson Medical Center in 1980, after 28 years of employment. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and donated many afghans to the Munson Auxiliary for raffles.
      Helen is survived by three daughters, Norma Jean Erickson and Nancy Burbank, both of Traverse City, and Dorothy (Earl) Underwood of Greenfield, Mo.; one sister, Phyllis (Lambert) VanderWerff of Grand Rapids; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 1969; her daughter, Carol Hlavacek in 1988; four sisters; and two brothers.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The Rev. Lee Sexton will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      Elsie I. Carey
      Died January 13, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elsie I. Carey, 73, of Traverse City, formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday.
      She was the wife of the late Joseph; the mother of, Jeanine (Pat) Easterday and Paula Carey, both of Traverse City, Dorothy (Don) Del Rose of New Baltimore, Mich., and Carol DeMars, Erin Carey and Kathleen Carey, all of California. She was the grandmother of James Easterday and Carey Jennette.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. Friends may visit from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester.
      The family requests that memorials be directed to Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americas, GA 31709; Attn: EXG.
      Gregory Thomas Cypher
      Died January 14, 1999
      GRAND LEDGE, Mich. - Gregory Thomas Cypher was born April 8, 1955, the son of Richard "Dick" and Kathleen "Kay" Cypher. Greg grew up in Grand Ledge, the brother of Gary (Christine) Cypher, Timothy (Egan) Cypher and Karen Cypher. He married Cathleen (Plunkett) Cypher. The two became family; daughter, Sara and son, Benjamin became finished products of the beautiful love they shared. He became the brother-in-law of Robert (Margie) Plunkett, David (Marnie) Plunkett, Barbara (Dan) Stornant and Monica (Pat) Price, and son-in-law of Phillip and Irene Plunkett.
      Greg became ill in 1996. Greg was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School and attended Lansing Community College. He became a Psychology Technician and a Licensed Builder. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and served as a youth leader and vestry member until he became ill.
      As the illness progressed, Greg's time became shorter on earth. God came Jan. 14, 1999, took Greg by the hand with the angels following and led him back into the light of heaven, where he will suffer no longer, but will rejoice in peace with his mother, Kathleen "Kay" Cypher; grandparents, Gerald and Edith Cypher and Louise and George MacDowell; and cousin, Kevin MacDowell.
      Services will be held Monday, Jan. 18 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Grand Ledge, with Father Robert Brook officiating.
      The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a short prayer service beginning at 8:45 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.
      For those desiring, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Trinity Episcopl Church or to Greg's family.
      Carola G. Moore
      Died January 11, 1999
      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Carola Gibson Moore, 85, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Monday at Community Hospital East.
      She received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1935, and had been a columnist for The Washington Post, The Detroit Times and The Kalamazoo Gazette at different times in her life. She was a member of the Faculty Women's Club of the Indiana School of Medicine, Beta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Auxiliary to the Marion County Medical Society.
      Carola is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald F. Moore Sr.; her children, Mary Ann Turner of Huntington Beach, Calif., Donald F. Moore Jr. of Springfield, Ohio, Kathleen Fedders of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carol Hoehne of Ingleside, Ill; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at North United Methodist Church, 3803 N. Meridian, in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Crown Hill Funeral Home of Indianapolis, Ind.
      Margaret Reid Radtke
      Died January 14, 1999
      KEWADIN - Margaret Reid Radtke, 79, of Kewadin and Bloomfield Hills, died Thursday at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy from complications of a stroke.
      She had lived in Bloomfield Hills since 1960 and also Kewadin for the past 30 years.
      Margaret attended Kingswood School, Detroit Public Schools and was a graduate of the Miss Newman School. She married Robert Radtke in Detroit 57 years ago. He was a manufacturer's representative with United Steel and Wire before his retirement.
      She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids and the Elk Rapids Garden Club. She had been an active volunteer for Goodwill in Bloomfield Hills and Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Radtke Sr.; two daughters, Susan Balabuch of Romeo and Karen Stahle of Worthington, Ohio; two sons, Robert A. Radtke Jr. of West Bloomfield and Bill Radtke of Batavia, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one grandson.
      Funeral services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at The Wm. R. Hamilton Co. of Birmingham, 820 E. Maple. Private interment will be held in Lakeville Cemetery.
      KENNETH R. MACOMBER, 68, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born May 31, 1930. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. A complete obituary will appear in the Monday Record-Eagle.
      DIANE C. PAHSSEN, 45, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning, Jan. 16, 1999. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      DEBORAH K. ZIEBA, 29, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. A full obitutary will appear in the Monday Record-Eagle.
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      Donald L. Geiger
      Died January 15, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donald L. Geiger, 59, of Traverse City, died Friday at home.
      He was born in Baxter, Mich., on Sept. 30, 1939, he was the son of Kenneth J. and Viola (Taylor) Geiger. He moved to Traverse City as a child and lived there since. On May 20, 1983, in Traverse City, he married Barbara Kitchenhoff.
      Donald worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for AFA Uniforms. He enjoyed spending time with his family hunting, fishing and bowling.
      Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Lisa (Randy) Taylor of Traverse City and Donelle Dickinson of Grawn, Mich.; three stepchildren, Michael (Zelma) Zielke of Houghton Lake, Mich., Cheryl (Wayne) Miller of Davisburg, Mich., and Patricia (Richard) Shudark of Prudenville, Mich.; one brother, Edward (Mary) Geiger of Traverse City; his mother, Viola Geiger of Roscommon, Mich.; and 10 grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his father.
      Funeral services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Brian Rafferty will officiate. Burial will be in Barnum Cemetery in Kingsley. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or the Kingsley United Methodist Church.
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      Orville 'Al' LaGuire
      Died January 13, 1999
      LANSING - Orville "Al" LaGuire, a retired broadcaster and former Lansing Community College professor, died Wednesday at the age of 72.
      He was born on Sept. 12, 1926, in Owosso, Mich. Al enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and The China Occupation until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was a 1949 graduate of Michigan State University.
      Al's broadcast career included many northern lower Michigan radio stations. During the 1960s he worked at WKAR in East Lansing, as a staff announcer, program director and senior producer. He retired from Lansing Community College in 1984 where he taught radio-media classes and was faculty adviser to the campus radio station.
      Al was also active as a public speaker and had over 100 personal appearance programs throughout Michigan. He enjoyed songwriting, music and the fine arts.
      He is survived by his wife, Jean (Rice) LaGuire; his daughter, Shelly (Doug) Hemelink of Beulah; his daughter, Dana (Ed) Burley of Ypsilanti and their children, Sally, Matt, Jessica, Nathan and Naomi; his son, Guy (Hiroko) LaGuire of Waikoloa, Hawaii, and their son, Andre; and his son, Kris (Jeri) LaGuire of Hilo, Hawaii, and their daughter, Kacie. Also surviving are Al's sister, Alice Lamb of Arizona; his brothers, Gordon (Lorraine) LaGuire of Benzonia and Donald LaGuire of East Lansing; and his sister, Ruth ( Jack) Swander of Frankfort.
      A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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      Donald G. Maatman
      Died January 15, 1999
      GLEN LAKE - Donald G. Maatman, 74, of Glen Lake, formerly of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Friday morning at his home.
      Born May 16, 1924, in Grand Rapids, he was the son of Bernard and Abbie (DeMan) Maatman. He married Jane M. Brouwer on June 28, 1946, in Grand Rapids.
      He was a quality control engineer at Wolverine Brass for 41 years, retiring in 1983. Following his retirement he established Modern Printing in Lowell, which he operated for a couple of years. Donald moved to Glen Lake on Oct. 1, 1988, from Grand Rapids, after spending summers in the area. He was a member of Glen Lake Community Reformed Church and was a former elder and deacon of the former Bethany Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. His interests included golf, reading and fishing. He was also a summer employee of the Dunes Golf Course. Donald was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
      Survivors include his wife, Jane M. Maatman of Glen Lake; Mich.; one son, James (Kathleen) Maatman of Lowell, Mich.; three daughters, Mary Jane (Robert Jr.) Niemeyer of Jenison, Mich., Lynn Kathryn Watters of Glen Lake and Joanne (Mark) Dixon of Greenwood, Ind.; two brothers, Kenneth (Velma) Maatman of Grand Rapids and Norman (Evelyn) Maatman of Kentwood, Mich.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Abbie Maatman.
      Services will be held at 12 noon on Monday at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church in Glen Lake. The Rev. Stephen R. Wing will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Grand Rapids. Friends may call today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, and at the church one hour prior to the service.
      The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation, 922 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, or to Glen Lake Community Reformed Church - Building Fund, Glen Lake.
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      Johnnie L. Register
      Died January 15, 1999
      CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Johnnie L. Register, 55, of Cranberry Township, Pa., died Friday at his home.
      Born June 17, 1943, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of John and Mattie Lee (Sistrunk) Register.
      Johnnie was a marine inspector with the U.S. Coast Guard - Marine Safety Office for 26 years. He was veteran of the Vietnam War.
      Johnnie was very dedicated to his family.
      Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dianna M. (Telgard) Register; three sons, John H. Register of Neville Island, Pa., Christopher L. Register of Wyoming, R.I., and Duane A. Register of Cranberry Township, Pa.; two grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Register of Cranberry Township; four brothers and two sisters, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his in-laws, Harold and Julie (Bradford) Telgard of Traverse City, Mich.
      Private family memorial services will be held at a future date.
      Memorials may be directed to the hospice of choice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Siwicki-Yanicko Funeral Home of Russellton, Pa.; (724) 265-3800.
     
      BONNIE J. BOWEN, 57, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ADELINE V. ECKERT, 87, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hibbard-Ruggles Funeral Home in Traverse City where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      GORDON GUENTHARDT, 74, of Manistee, died Saturday morning, Jan. 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      LAWRENCE O. MYHRE, 78, of Elk Rapids, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      EMOGENE O. PEGG, 95, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center in Kalkaska. She was born Dec. 29, 1903, in Kalkaska County.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      BONNIE YVONNE SMITH, 60, of Elberta, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      LOUISE W. ZIEHM, 87, of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
      Graveside services will be conducted in spring. Arrangements are by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
      Bessie M. Anderson
      Died January 16, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bessie M. Anderson, 107, of Traverse City and formerly of San Francisco, Calif., died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born Nov. 10, 1891, in Aldrich, Mo., she was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Mae (Foxworthy) Churchman.
      After her children had grown, Bessie had been a housemother at the women's dormitory at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and at a Lutheran home for children in Detroit. She loved people - especially children - and was a generous and caring neighbor. Bessie also enjoyed creative arts, music, painting, books and - most of all - her family and nature.
      Survivors include a daughter, Arlene (Dr. Douglas) Frantz of Traverse City; a son, Linville (Kathleen) Anderson of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Elaine (Virgil) Curtis of Hastings, Iowa; two brothers, Arthur (Dorothy) Churchman of Malvern, Iowa, and Ernest Churchman of Weslaco, Texas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Granville L. Anderson - who died in 1928, a son, a daughter, three sisters, a brother and a granddaughter.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Farragut, Iowa.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      Norman J. Barth
      Died January 16, 1999
      BENZONIA - Norman J. Barth, 67, of Benzonia, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The son of Paul and Millie (Hamilton) Barth, he was born April 25, 1931, in Elberta. He married Phyllis A. Lipp on Feb. 14, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      Norman graduated from Elberta High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Airforce Security Police from Dec. 1950 to Feb. 1971 in Germany, Alaska, Korea, Vietnam, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Texas and Nebraska. Norman also worked for the Ann Arbor Railroad for 10 years and with Century 21 Denton Realty in Beaulah for 16 years, retiring in Jan. 1998.
      He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 221 in Frankfort, the Eagles Aerie No. 3313 in Frankfort, the Retired Enlisted Association, and the Safeside Association and a former member of 40 E/8. Norman's interests included his family, friends, travel, cards and golf.
      Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Benzonia; three children, Judy Foust of Grand Rapids, Steven Barth of Arcadia, and David (Ronda) Barth of Traverse City; three brothers, Paul (Theresa) Barth of Duarte, Calif., Ernest "Gus" Barth of Ludington, and Louis Barth of Baldwin Park, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.
      Norman was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lucille Cummins, in 1994; a brother, Wayne Barth, in 1995; and a nephew, Eugene Wilcox, in 1998.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Larry Ross of the First Christian Church of Traverse City will officiate. Burial will take place in spring in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or to the charity of one's choice.
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      Kenneth R. Macomber
      Died January 16, 1999
      KALKASKA - Kenneth R. Macomber, 68, of Kalkaska, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Kenneth moved to Kalkaska from Richland in 1971. He owned and operated K-M Products. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Land O' Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8684 and the Kalkaska Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed flying, sports and the outdoors.
      Kenneth was born in Saginaw County on May 31, 1930, to Oliver and Mary Bratfish Macomber. He married Annette Nelson in Kalamazoo on Sept. 29, 1956.
      Survivors include his wife, Annette; their children, Linda Macomber of Truckee, Calif., Gary (Gail) Macomber of Weimar, Calif., Judy Cox of Ogden, Utah, and Susan Thomas of Missouri; his brothers, Roy of Oregon, Donald of Plainwell, Cecil of Kalamazoo, Orville of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Harry of Hickory Corners; his sisters, Jean Fry of Richland and Esther Macomber of Portage; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Pastor Jeffery Arthur will officiate.
      Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the Kalkaska Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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      Diane C. Pahssen
      Died January 16, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Diane C. Pahssen, 45, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Diane had been a resident of the area since 1978, coming from the Farmington Hills area.
      Diane worked at Munson Medical Center as the lead ultrasound technician. She was a member of lmmaculate Conception Church in Traverse City and was very active in the Catholic school system where she was always volunteering. She was also active in the Gladhander auction. Diane was a former Brownie and Girl Scout leader and a former board member of the Grand Traverse Zoological Society.
      She always loved doing activities with her family, including scuba diving, boating, sailing, skiing, snow shoeing, horseback riding and most other outdoor activities. Diane enjoyed flower gardening and had a great love for animals.
      A 1971 graduate of Plymouth-Salem High School, she attended Eastern Michigan University for two years where she was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sorority. Diane then went to Michigan State University where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1975. From there she went to the University of Michigan Hospital for her certification as a nuclear medicine technician. She was currently enrolled at Central Michigan University in a master's program in health services administration.
      Born Sept. 28, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pa., she is the daughter of John and Muriel (Morgan) Henderson.
      On June 25, 1976, in Farmington Hills, she married Wayne Pahssen who survives, along with their two children, Rachel and Andrew, both at home.
      Also surviving are her parents, John "Skip" and Muriel Henderson of Plymouth; a sister, Sheryl Heinss of Buckley; a brother, John Henderson of South Lyon; her grandmother, Catherine Henderson of Plymouth; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and May Pahssen of Saginaw.
      Friends may call at Immaculate Conception Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church; Father Dennis Stilwell will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Development Fund, the Cherryland Humane Society, the Grand Traverse Zoological Society, or the Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Julia Cecila Petoskey
      Died January 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Julia Cecila Petoskey, 72, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 10, 1927, in Mancelona, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Bemis) Mashka. In 1947 she married Carl Raphael.
      Julia was a homemaker who also enjoyed doing Indian beadwork,
      Survivors include eight children, Carl Raphael, Rosemary Hawley, Clayton "Duke" (Melody) Raphael, Wanda Raphael, Debbie (Larry "Cee") Fortenberry, Paul (Tanya) Raphael, Robin Raphael (Greg Sawmick) , and Peggy (Bruce) Rocha; two sisters, Eva Beers and Evelyn Gray; her second husband, Kenneth F. Petoskey; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
      Julia was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl, in May 1962; and a son, Duane Raphael, in Oct. 1993.
      Friends may call from Monday evening until the time of funeral services at the home of her son Paul in Northport. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paul's home. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Peshawbestown.
      Arrangements are by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Deborah K. Zieba
      Died January 16, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Deborah K. Zieba, 29, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 30, 1969, in Flint, she was the daughter of John and Sandra (Groover) Zieba.
      Deborah, a resident of Traverse City for the past 18 years, was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City and had been employed as the office manager for Great Lakes Drywall of Traverse City. She enjoyed crafts - especially working with stained glass- and spending time with her friends, going to the beach and camping.
      Survivors include her parents, John and Sandra Zieba of Traverse City; a brother, Christopher Zieba of Traverse City; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Groover of Traverse City; her paternal grandmother, Marion Zieba of Durand; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
      Deborah was preceded in death by her infant brother, Michael Zieba, and her paternal grandfather, Edward Zieba.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Father James Gardiner will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice or to Phoenix Hall for Women, 445 East State St., Traverse City, MI, 49684.
     
      FREDERICK D. ADAMS, 76, of Kalkaska died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at his home. He was born in Detroit on Oct. 23, 1922.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      HELENA E. BIDLEMAN, 86, of Suttons Bay died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      JAMES M. KOPONEN, 54, of Traverse City passed away following a brief illness Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RUBY H. MILLS, 88, of Manistee died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee; a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie.
     
      JOANN RYSZTAK, 50, died Monday morning, Jan. 18, 1999, at her home in Interlochen.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      DIXIE H. SORENSEN, 73, of Manistee died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      ROBERT D. WESTCOTT, 59, of Grawn passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending with the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
      Carole Shugart Bassett
      Died January 17, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Carole Shugart Bassett, 67, died peacefully Sunday at her home in Elk Rapids.
      Born Feb. 11, 1931, in New York, she was the daughter of George and Georgette (Munch) Brummel. Carole married George Shugart in New York in 1953; he preceded her in death in 1977. She later married Robert Bassett in Plainview, N.Y., on Aug. 1, 1981.
      A summer resident since the 1950s, Carole moved to Elk Rapids permanently two years ago. She had been employed as a senior medical underwriter with the Equitable Insurance Co. in New York and retired in 1985. Carole was a volunteer with Catholic charities on Long Island in New York and a member of the Elk Rapids United Methodist Church. Carole enjoyed traveling and all aspects of quilting. She loved her grandchildren.
      Survivors include her husband, Robert Bassett; two sons, Eric (Becky) Shugart of Detroit and Robert (Lena) Shugart of Sparta, N.J.; a stepson, Steven (Diane) Bassett of Salt Lake City; two stepdaughters, Nancy Bassett of Denver and Carol (Jeff) O'Dell of Palmara, Va.; a sister, Kay (Wayne) Haynes of Crestview, Fla.; a brother, Edward Brummel of New York; and 10 grandchildren.
      Carole was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Brummel.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elk Rapids United Methodist Church; the Rev. Kay Coombs will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Elk Rapids United Methodist Church.
      Bonnie J. Bowen
      Died January 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bonnie J. Bowen, 57, of Traverse City, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids.
      Born Aug. 5, 1941, in Coldwater, she was the daughter of Homer and Lorraine (Hoover) Rench. On Oct. 25, 1969, in Fife Lake, she married Levi D. Bowen.
      A 1959 graduate of Union City High School, she was a resident of Traverse City for the last 25 years. Bonnie was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 383. She loved to go mushrooming and to feed the ducks in Kids Creek near her home.
      Survivors include her husband, Levi of Traverse City; two children, Carrie Wedel and Michael David Marvin, both of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Jonathan Wedel, Jessica Marvin, and Michael Sitch; her parents, Homer and Lorraine Rench of Union City; and a brother, David (Diane) Rench of Union City.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home; Dr. Homer Nye will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the TTP Program, care of MCBC Foundation, P.O. Box 1704, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1704.
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      Woodrow F. 'Woody' Congdon
      Died January 18, 1999
      INTERLOCHEN - Woodrow F. "Woody" Congdon, 82, of Interlochen died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Nov. 7, 1916, in Calumet, he was the son of William and Victoria (Primo) Congdon. On Nov. 20, 1940, in Napoleon, Ohio, he married Gale E. Moore.
      Woody served with the canine unit in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946. A resident of Interlochen since 1948, he had been employed at Parsons for 25 years and later became a partner in Anchor Fiberglass. He loved woodworking and dogs.
      Survivors include his wife, Gale of Interlochen; two daughters, Vicky Lynn Scharping of Interlochen and Jill Suzanne Congdon of Jacksonville, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kimberly Sue Gunter of Moline, Ill.; three great-granddaughters, Jennifer, Ryan, and Regan; two brothers, Kenneth (Dorothy) Congdon of Farmington and Robert (Gloria) Congdon of Allen Park; and several nieces and nephews.
      Woody was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be made to Cherryland Humane Society or the American Heart Association.
      Adeline Vairo Eckert
      Died January 16, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Adeline Vairo Eckert, 87, of Traverse City, died peacefully Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City following a month-long illness..
      She was born Feb. 15, 1911, in Laurium and attended school there until the age of eight, when she moved with her family to Highland Park.
      On June 23, 1945, she married A.F. "Eck" Eckert, who preceded her in death in 1991.
      Adeline and Eck moved from Milford in 1969 to a home on the Manistee River. In 1982 the Eckerts moved to the Traverse City area where they were founding members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme.
      Throughout her lifetime, Adeline was a tireless volunteer for many charities - the American Red Cross, the library board of Milford, the Rapid City Garden Club and various church-related groups and organizations here and abroad. The Adeline Eckert School of Barbering in Chaingmai, Thailand, affords disadvantaged children the opportunity to learn a trade.
      For a period of time, Adeline and her family resided in Greenfield Village where - at the request of Henry Ford, - her son, J. Jordan Humberstone, was born in the Sally Jordan boarding house. Ford made this request as a historical footnote to the first house with electric lights.
      Adeline had a great appreciation of art, music, literature, nature and gardening.
      While her faith was her standard, friendships and love of people are her greatest legacy.
      Survivors include her son, J. Jordan Humberstone of Chicago and Chaingmai, Thailand; her sisters-in-law, Anna Davis of Bradenton, Fla., and Minnie Vairo of Farwell; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tom and Helen Ropers and family.
      In addition to her husband, Eck, Adeline was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jeanne (D.W.) Van Avery and her brother, Don Vairo.
      Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Hibbard-Ruggles Funeral Home, 109 Sixth St., Traverse City; a rosary service will begin at 7 p.m.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme; the Rev. Edwin Thome will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the A.F. and Adeline Eckert Family Foundation, care of Sisters of St. Joseph, 3427 Gull Road, Nazareth, MI 49001; the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy, earmarked for the enhancement of the Seven Sisters Bridges property; the Christ the King Catholic Church Music Fund; or the charity of one's choice.
      Genevieve Hannan
      Died December 28, 1998
      TRAVERSE CITY - Genevieve Hannan, 102, of Sarasota, Fla., died peacefully Monday, Dec. 28, in Sarasota. A longtime resident of Traverse City, she taught elementary school for many years. She moved to Sarasota in 1969.
      She was born in Cassopolis, in 1896, to William and Ada Valeria (Ingersoll) Young. Genevieve graduated from Vicksburg High School and taught for a year at Belleview. She then attended Michigan State Normal School in Kalamazoo. After graduating in 1919, she worked as a teacher in Alagon. In 1921 she moved to Traverse City and taught school until 1925, when she married Glenn E. Hannan, a manual training instructor and coach. In 1926 they purchased a home on Long Lake which was to be the focus of their attention for many years.
      Genevieve was active in church affairs - the Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak and The Friends Meeting in Long Lake. An avid gardener and angler, she was admitted to the Che'GeGon Society of Anglers, a northern Michigan association of people who succeeded in catching larger than average game fish. When her husband retired in 1959, they made Long Lake their primary residence. Genevieve remained keenly interested in needlework and gardening. Though her health and eyesight were failing, her mental faculties were acute.
      She is survived by her son, Thomas F. Hannan, of Guilford, Vt.
      A memorial service was held Jan. 16.
      Joshua Kleinrichert
      Stillborn January 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joshua Kleinrichert, son of Ken and Nicole Kleinrichert, was stillborn Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
     
      Our little one so precious and small
      who came so early to us all.
      The tiniest hands and smallest feet
      with a little heart that stopped its beat.
      So until we come home to heaven too,
      our unexpected angel...God, we give to you.
     
      Other than his parents, survivors include a brother, Kody Michael - at home, paternal grandparents, Ken and Patty Kleinrichert, maternal grandparents, Gail Robinson and Chuck Robinson - all of Traverse City, and many aunts and uncles.
      Family services will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Natalie J. Tomaszewski
      Died January 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Natalie J. Tomaszewski died Sunday at her home in Traverse City. Formerly of Detroit and Farmington Hills, she had been a Traverse City resident since 1979.
      Born in Detroit, she was the only child of Helena and Albert Ferris. Her father was well known as "Hobe" Ferris, the all-star second baseman for the 1905 Boston Red Sox.
      A registered nurse, Natalie was a graduate of Providence Hospital Nursing School in Detroit. On Aug. 22, 1972, in California, she married Mitchell R. Tomaszewski; he preceded her in death in July 1995.
      Survivors include her cousins, Catherine Wood of Novi and Michael Wood of Farmington Hills; a stepdaughter, Caroline Crawford of California; a brother-in-law, Vitold (Anna) Tomaszewski of Livonia; and several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of Detroit.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Dr. Homer Nye will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
     
      Bob Baumgartner
      Died January 18, 1999
      TAMPA, Fla. - Bob Baumgartner, 41, of Tampa, Fla., died Monday at home.
      Born in Saginaw, Mich., he lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to Tampa.
      He was an engineer for Property Management.
      Bob is survived by his wife, Georgia O. Baumgartner of Tampa; and his parents and one brother, Fred, Nancy and Bill Baumgartner, all of Traverse City, Mich.
      Arrangements are being handled by the West Hillsborough Chapel of Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries in Tampa, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
      Helena Elizabeth Bidleman
      Died January 18, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Helena Elizabeth Bidleman, 86, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Helena (fondly called "Tootie") was born Aug. 16, 1912, in Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Heckendorn. In 1930, she married J. Kenneth Bidleman in Bowling Green, Ohio. He preceded her in death in June 1974.
      Helena lived her whole life on Stoney Point Road in Suttons Bay. In 1930, Tootie graduated from Suttons Bay Union School. She played basketball on the girl's 1929 championship basketball team. Until her retirements in 1978, Helena was in children's clothing sales at J.W. Millikens. Knitting, gardening and ironing were her favorite activities. A wealth of past information was left to her family through her scrapbook collections of the last 50 years, and Grandma Tootie delighted her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her love and knowledge of baseball and other sports. Helena was a lifelong member of the Suttons Bay Congregational Church. She was a life member of the Wisteria Rebekah Lodge No. 425.
      Survivors of her beloved family include her daughter, Lois (Bob) Solem; her son, John; grandchildren, Holly (Tom) Solem, Margo (Roger) Behler, Scott (Tommey) Solem, Derek (Susan) Bidleman, and Becky Korson and Tobin Bidleman; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Molly Koernke, Eric and Bay Nordstrom, Sam and Taylore Solem, and Helena Elizabeth and Jacob Bidleman. He happiest times were with her grand and great-grandchildren. They brought her great joy. Also surviving are brothers, Perry (Barbara) Palmer and Jim Palmer; and many nieces and nephews.
      Tootie will be greatly missed by her niece, Kay Cooper and her caregiver, Martha Vanderburg.
      A memorial service will be held this summer. Memorials may be made to Suttons Bay Congregational Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      James M. Koponen
      Died January 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - James M. Koponen, 54, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City following a brief illness.
      Survivors include his loving wife, Jane (Burch) Koponen; his mother, Betty Koponen; his brother, William Koponen - all of Traverse City; and his sister, Maria Kuehmichael of Wisconsin.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Milton H. Koponen in 1965.
      No services are planned. Cremation has taken place.
      Memorials may be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous, of which James was a member.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Jo Ann Rysztak
      Died January 18, 1999
      INTERLOCHEN - Jo Ann Rysztak, 50, Interlochen, died Monday at home.
      Born in Wheeling, W. Va., on March 28, 1948, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Olson) Brown. She married Lawrence "Larry" Rysztak on Aug. 11, 1967, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
      Jo Ann was a bus driver for Traverse City Public Schools for 27 years, and lived in Interlochen since 1981, moving from Buckley. She was a graduate of Redford Union High School and was a former member of Southfield Community Church. A member of 4-H in Traverse City, she enjoyed her horses and showing them. She also loved crafts.
      Survivors include her husband, Larry Rysztak of Interlochen; one daughter, Abbi (Andy) Rosa and their daughter, Kaylee, all of Kingsley; her mother, Louise Brown of Redford, Mich. one sister, Wendy (Tom) Matthews of Merrimack, N.H.; four brothers, Bradley Brown of Kingsley, Jeffrey Brown of Traverse City, Fredrick Brown of Thompsonville and Bruce (Vickie) Brown of Lake Ann.
      She was preceded in death by her father, John Brown in 1984.
      Memorial services for Jo Ann will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen, with Pastor Timothy Mowry officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes handled the arrangements.
     
     
      Robert D. Westcott
      Died January 18, 1999
      GRAWN - Robert D. Westcott, 59, of Grawn, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 4, 1939, in Beulah, Mich., he was the son of Roy Harold and Adadell (Link) Westcott. He married Cynthia L. Smith on June 17, 1995, in Traverse City.
      He was a masonry worker and an avid sports fan.
      Survivors include his wife, Cynthia L. Westcott; one daughter, Sandy (Dennis) Link of Honor; his mother, Adadell Hubbell of Traverse City; his brother, Dale L. (Susan) Westcott of Beulah; two stepsons, Jonathan (Amy) Ransom of Buckley and Jeffrey (Brenda) Ransom of Karlin; two nephews, Benjamin and Patrick Westcott; five grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Harold Westcott; his halfbrother, Roy Ernest Westcott; and his stepfather, Carmen L. Hubbell.
      Services for Robert will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eden Hill Bible Church, with Pastor Dan Ingersoll officiating. Burial will be in Champion Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging or the Blair Township Fire Department.
     
      REV. ELWYN R. SMITH, 81, of East Jordan, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Elwyn was born Oct. 4, 1917. He served various pastorates of the Free Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Free Methodist Church in Boyne City. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan and at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.
      JOSEPHINE F. SYMANSKI, 87, of Manistee, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 1999, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
      Michael Allen Catton
      Died January 19,1999
      HONOR, Mich. - Michael Allen Catton, 32, of Honor, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 30, 1966, in Detroit, he was the son of James T. and Diane L. (Harris) Catton.
      Michael was employed as a maintenance man. The most important part of Michael's life was his son, Tyler. He loved music, hunting, fishing and decoupage.
      Survivors include his son, Tyler James Catton of Honor, Mich.; his parents, James and Diane Catton of Honor; his sister, Kim Marie Catton of Birmingham, Mich.; his special friend, Carrie Gonyon; and his grandparents, Mary Harris of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Richard Catton Sr. of Bartow, Fla. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilbert Harris, and his grandmother, Dorothy Catton.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. The Rev. Thomas Maher will officiate. Burial of his cremains will be in the Brundage Wilderness Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Fund.
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      Donald Aloysius Steimel
      Died January 19, 1999
      BINGHAM TOWNSHIP - Donald Aloysius Steimel, 74, of Bingham Township, died Tuesday at his home.
      He was born in Suttons Bay on June 14, 1924, to Joseph and Louise (Hanenberg) Steimel. On Nov. 3, 1945, in Gills Pier, Mich., he married Charlene Marie Houdek.
      Donald was a farmer, and he loved ice fishing. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7781 in Lake Leelanau. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
      Survivors include his wife, Charlene; four children, Connie (Danny) Maxon of Kingsley and Loraine (Gerald) McNeil, Alfred (Debbie) Steimel and Dale (Maryann) Steimel - all of Suttons Bay; one brother; Louie Steimel and two sisters, Evelyn Hahnenberg and Edith Herzina - all of Detroit; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his sons, Kenneth and Gary.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The Rev. Wayne Dziekan will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call at St. Michael's Parish Hall from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. A luncheon will follow the services in the Parish Hall.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions and the Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      MILDRED FEWINS, 89, of Benzie County, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Home in Traverse City. Arrangements are being handled by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
      MARIE C. FIFELSKI, 77, of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Jan.20, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held on at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
      VIRGINIA F. SMITH, 82, of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born Oct. 19, 1916. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where friends may call from 12 noon until the time of services.
      MARY VIOLET WESTBROOK, 96, of Traverse City, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family was served by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
      Michael Allen Catton
      Died January 19,1999
      HONOR, Mich. - Michael Allen Catton, 32, of Honor, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 30, 1966, in Detroit, he was the son of James T. and Diane L. (Harris) Catton.
      Michael was employed as a maintenance man. The most important part of Michael's life was his son, Tyler. He loved music, hunting, fishing and decoupage.
      Survivors include his son, Tyler James Catton of Honor, Mich.; his parents, James and Diane Catton of Honor; his sister, Kim Marie Catton of Birmingham, Mich.; his brother, Joe Yard of Maple Grove, Minn.; his special friend, Carrie Gonyon; and his grandparents, Mary Harris of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Richard Catton Sr. of Bartow, Fla. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilbert Harris, and his grandmother, Dorothy Catton.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. The Rev. Thomas Maher will officiate. Burial of his cremains will be in the Brundage Wilderness Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Fund.
     
      Howard Dean
      Died January 20, 1999
      BRETHREN - Howard Dean, 77, of Brethren, died Wednesday at his residence.
      He was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Northport, the son of Ackenassasa and Roseann (Wayeshe) Dean.
      Howard was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. During his earlier years he was an interstate truck driver; and later he worked for Jebavy-Sorenson Orchards in Manistee. In his spare time, Howard loved hunting and fishing.
      On Aug. 2, 1990, he married Ruth Dean, who survives him. Also surviving are his adopted daughter, Brenda Kelly of Copemish; two adopted grandchildren; two brothers; four cousins; and his dear friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Zielinski of Manistee.
      Howard was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; and one sister.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan 25 at the Lakeview Church of Brethren, in Brethren, with Donald Stroup officiating. Burial will be in Corfu Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with a Pipe Ceremony at 8:30 p.m., conducted by Jack Chambers, Medicine Man.
     
     
      Siree M. Friend
      Died January 20, 1999
      BELLAIRE - Siree M. Friend, 90, of Bellaire, died Wednesday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      She was born June 18, 1908, in Mancelona, the daughter of William and Helen (Lilleberg) Mattson.
      She was the executive director for the Antrim County Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service for 30 years, retiring in 1972.
      Siree was a 1926 graduate of Cadillac High School, and was a member or the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church and the Women's Fellowship.
      Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Patterson Proctor of Bellaire and Jeanne E. (Ward) Cary of Central Lake; four grandchildren, William (Dawn) Cary, Scott and Jill Cary and Kathleen (Charles) James; four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Emily Cary and Michael and Molly James; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1964; three brothers, Justus, William and Ellis Mattson; and one sister, Winnefred Worden.
      Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.
     
      MARY SOFIA PLAGANY, 95, of Kaleva and Brethren, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at the Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee. She was born July 20, 1903, in Wallin, Mich. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaleva, with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
      GEORGE 'ROY' SCHOOLCRAFT, 86, of Brethren, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Johnson Funeral Home, P.C. of Manistee.
      ILA M. TANNER, 92, of Traverse City, died Thursday evening, Jan. 21, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center. She was born May 1, 1906. Memorial services will be held at a later dat. Arrangements are being handled by the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      Philip James Gauthier
      Stillborn January 20, 1999
      CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Philip James Gauthier, infant son of Jon and Mary Ann Gauthier of Charlotte, N.C., was stillborn Wednesday.
      Philip is survived by his parents; two sisters, Laura, age 6, and Melissa, age 4; his grandparents, Eddie and Laura Naso of Gastonia, N.C., and James and Phyllis Gauthier of Traverse City; his step-great-grandmother, Gladys Broad of Traverse City; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his step-great-grandfather, Ed Broad.
      A family memorial service has taken place. Burial was in Weddington Cemetery in North Carolina.
     
      Gertrude Sophia Carlson Kimmerly
      Died January 20, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Gertrude Sophia Carlson Kimmerly, 94, of Northport, died Wednesday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born on North Manitou Island on March 23, 1904, she was the daughter of William and Anna (Nerland) Carlson. She married James Stewart Kimmerly on Jan. 28, 1927, in Northport.
      Gertrude was the co-owner of the Kimmerly Hot Point Electric Store in Northport. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.
      Survivors include three sisters, Leone Telgard of Leland, Lavina Kimmerly of Traverse City and Donna Vowinkel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and her sister-in-law, Beatrice Kimmerly of Omena.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1972; two sons, Myles Duane Kimmerly and Charles Herbert Kimmerly; and three brothers, Clarence, Lester and Edward.
      Funeral services will be announced in the spring. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
     
      LEO R. BUCKLER, 62, of Glen Arbor, died at home Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      DORMAND 'PAPA' NOVAK, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Cedar Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, to be with his Lord. Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, and from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in the Monday Record-Eagle.
      NORBERT J. SZKOTNICKI, 48, of Grayling, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Sorsenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling, where visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services.
      Herman H. Bell
      Died January 23, 1999
      CENTRAL LAKE - Herman H. Bell, 76, of Central Lake, died Saturday at home.
      He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Paris, Ill., the son of Herman Sr. and Mary (Spence) Bell.
      Herman was a machinist at Gorham Tool in Detroit for many years before retiring in 1979. Upon retirement he moved to Central Lake.
      He was a member of the Central Lake Masonic Lodge No. 428, the Northwest Shrine and the Valley of Detroit Scottish Rite. He attended the Grace Community Church in Central Lake.
      On June 5, 1965, in Royal Oak, he married Edith E. Lewis, who survives. Also surviving are a stepson, Robert (Nancy) Loper of Elk Rapids; two sisters, Mary E. (Carl) Fraser of Canton and Katherine L. Bell of Plymouth; four stepgrandchildren, Charlene (Bob) Widrig of Traverse City, Maureen (Doug) Gayford of Traverse City, Nancy (Chuck) Drinkwine of Kewadin and Robert Loper of North Carolina; and several nephews.
      Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Dean Bell.
      Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. The Rev. Estel Clark will officiate. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Southern Cemetery in Central Lake Township.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Saladin Shrine Foundation for Crippled Children.
     
      Mildred May Fewins
      Died January 20, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mildred May Fewins, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Benzie County, she was the daughter of William John and Clara (Clark) Fewins.
      Mildred was a school teacher. She very much enjoyed the years she taught, and was constantly teaching her family at home. She was a very outgoing, fun individual.
      Survivors include many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Daisey Deemer, Lena Jones, Jesse Shutt and Mary Reno; and her brother, Arthur Fewins.
      A memorial service will be scheduled later in the spring.
      Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Foundation.
      Arrangements were handled by The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah, Mich.
      Beatta A. Gutzka
      Died January 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Beatta A. Gutzka, 74, of Traverse City, died Saturday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born in Traverse City on June 10, 1924, to Fred and Lydia (Brimley) Riggs, she lived in the Traverse City area all of her life. She married Ernest W. Gutzka on June 15, 1942, in Traverse City.
      Beatta was a homemaker who enjoyed her flower gardens and crafts.
      Survivors include her husband, Ernest; five children, Marlin (Carolyn) Gutzka, Ernest (Vivian) Gutzka, Darlene (John) Treadwell, Marcia (Ron) Lautner and Penny (Dan DeVincent) Pinkowski - all of Traverse City; her half-sister, Dorothy Riggs of Harrison, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Bonnie; her grandson, Jeff Lautner; two sisters; and two brothers.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The Rev. Marvin Rosa will officiate Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or to the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
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      Keith D. Schwartz
      Died January 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Keith D. Schwartz, 83, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Boon, Mich., he was the son of Aaron and Emma (Celmir) Schwartz. On Sept. 10, 1950, he married Betty L. Arndt, who survives.
      Keith was a retired funeral director and former owner of the funeral home in Kalkaska and was a resident of the area since moving from Kalkaska in 1969, when he retired. He was a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in Mortuary Science. He was a U.S. Army medic in World War II, serving in Africa and Italy. Keith was a past president of the Kalkaska Rotary Club.
      Surviving besides his wife, Betty, are a daughter, Debra (John) Richter and a son, Jeffrey (Kim) Schwartz - both of Ada; two brothers, Kermit (Merle) Schwartz of Mesick and Kerchel (Marlene) Schwartz of Hesperia; four grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Richter of Grand Rapids and Kristin Richter, Keith and Kendall Schwartz - all of Ada; and one great-grandson, Matthew Richter of Grand Rapids.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today and Monday. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
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      Joseph Andrew Stallman
      Died January 23, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Joseph Andrew Stallman, 86, of Suttons Bay, died Saturday at his home.
      Born on May 20, 1912, in Maryland, he was the son of John and Mary (Kurth) Stallman. On Feb. 8, 1947, in Suttons Bay, he married Margaret J. Reicha.
      Joseph served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Grand Traverse Auto, where he was employed as a body man. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, and was an avid birdwatcher who enjoyed the outdoors.
      Survivors include four daughters, Sharon (Willard) Horn of Ohio, Holly Jo Stallman of Suttons Bay, Jennifer Stallman of Mt. Clemens and Robin Stallman of Eastpointe; two sons, Craig (Carol) Stallman of Suttons Bay and Timothy (Kim) Stallman of Pickford; six sisters, Hilda Gauthier, Margaret Priest, Elizabeth Houdek, Gertrude Schlueter, Mary Vollnik and Cecilia Stenberg; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret on Dec. 19, 1987; one brother, Henry Stallman; and one sister, Catherine Roubal.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suttons Bay. The Rev. Wayne Dziekan will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
      The family has requested that memorials be directed to Mass intentions or to the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Squad.
      Mary Violet Westbrook
      Died January 20, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Violet Westbrook, 96, of Traverse City, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      She was born on Aug. 20, 1902, in Logan, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Osa (Strawn) Kitchen. Mary graduated from Logan High School, with honors, in 1919. On Sept. 15, 1921, in Logan, Ohio, she married Rufus Westbrook. He died on Jan. 23, 1988.
      Mary spend most of her life in Mount Pleasant. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, First Church of Christ and was past Worthy Matron of the Order of Easter Star Lodge No. 55 - all in Mount Pleasant. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, canning and refinishing furniture.
      She is survived by six children, Betty (Mehl) Fockler of Grafton, Ohio, Robert (Vicki) Westbrook of Midland, Barbara (David) Barnes of Interlochen, George (Sally) Westbrook of Paradise, Calif., Martha (William) Wright of Kissimmee, Fla., and Phyllis (John) Wiltzer of Traverse City; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Harrison of Billings, Mont., and Dorothy (Floyd) Bell of Tempe, Ariz.
      Mary was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Westbrook in 1990; four brothers, Alvy, Emmett, Oscar and Ralph; and two sisters, Lena and Clara.
      A memorial service will be announced in the spring.
      The family was served by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
     
      CHARLES CROWTHER, 67, of Glen Arbor, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      ISABELLE 'BELLE' L. JURKOVICH, 54, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      JOHN R. LANGDON, 68, of Mancelona, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
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      Dormand 'Papa' Novak
      Died January 23, 1999
      CEDAR - Dormand "Papa" Novak, 75, of Cedar passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning to be with the Lord. He had been a lifelong resident of Leelanau County.
      Born Dec. 24, 1923, in Maple City, he was the son of Peter and Eva (Rosinski) Novak. On Oct. 23, 1948, at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore, he married Michaeline Waclawski.
      Papa, a member of the Calvary Division of the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, served in Japan during World War II. He then worked at the Traverse City Iron Works for 37 years. A lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church, he loved gardening and enjoyed simple woodcrafting, fishing and hunting.
      Survivors include his wife, Michaeline; two children, Lucinda (Robert) Duperon of Lake Leelanau and Wayne (Sumrich) Novak of Empire; two dearly beloved grandchildren, Denise and Ryan Duperon; two brothers, Clarence (Mary) Novak of Livonia and Peter (Mary Ellen) Novak of Traverse City; two sisters, Orpha (Warren) Deering of Empire and Elizabeth (Eddie) Mikowski of Brighton; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Papa was preceded in death by a brother and both of his parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay and from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Church where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church; the Rev. Jerry Hunko Will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Isadore. Memorials may be directed to Mass Intentions, Grand Traverse Area Hospice, or the Cedar Fire and Rescue Squad.
      Julieann Sattler
      Died January 24, 1999
      OWOSSO - Julieann Sattler, 62, of Owosso died Sunday, at Memorial Healthcare Center.
      Born July 20, 1936, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of James and Josephine (Long) Nelson. On May 7, 1955, in Frankfort, she married Bob Sattler.
      Julieann graduated from Frankfort High School. She was an avid reader and had quite an extensive book collection. She loved to dance, play bingo and do ceramics, but the greatest love of her life was her family. She worked for the state of Michigan in the drivers license bureau and later with the MESC office.
      Survivors include her husband, Bob; two daughters, Debra (Terry) Riedinger of Midland and Susan Sattler of Owosso; a son Robert E. (Liz) Sattler of White Lake; five grandchildren, Dane Sattler, Sabra Sattler, Devon Sattler, Tyler Sattler, and Bradley Riedinger; three brothers, James (Jan) Nelson of Ionia, Jerry (Jan) Nelson of Winona Lake, Ind., and Joseph (Mary Jane) Nelson of Owosso; nieces; and nephews.
      Julieann was preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson-House Funeral Homes in Owosso; the family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home in Owosso; Father David Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Frankfort.
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      Keith D. Schwartz
      Died January 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Keith D. Schwartz, 83, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Boon, he was the son of Aaron and Emma (Celmir) Schwartz. On Sept. 10, 1950, he married Betty L. Arndt, who survives.
      Keith, a retired funeral director and former owner of the funeral home in Kalkaska, was a past president of the Kalkaska Rotary Club. He had been a resident of the area since moving from Kalkaska in 1969, when he retired. Keith was a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in mortuary science. He was a U.S. Army medic in World War II, serving in Africa and Italy.
      Surviving besides his wife, Betty, are a daughter, Debra (John) Richter, and a son, Jeffrey (Kim) Schwartz - both of Ada; two brothers, Kermit (Merle) Schwartz of Mesick and Kerchel (Marlene) Schwartz of Hesperia; four grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Richter of Grand Rapids and Kristin Richter, Keith and Kendall Schwartz - all of Ada; and a great-grandson, Matthew Richter of Grand Rapids.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and a brother.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
      CHARLES R. CROWTHER, 67, of Glen Arbor died at his home Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      JEAN E. DUROCHER, 70, of East Hartford, Conn., formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      LILLIAN PEDERSEN, 95, of Petoskey, formerly of Beulah, passed away in Petoskey Friday, Jan. 22, 1999.
      Graveside services will be scheduled in the spring at the Benzonia Township Cemetery. Local arrangements are being handled by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      SYLVIA EMMA RUTLEDGE, 89, of Traverse City and formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., died Friday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport.
      Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      GLADYS L. TOWNSEND, 94, of Manistee, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Orchard Hill Adult Foster Care Home in Brethren.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Manistee. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
      Isabelle L. 'Belle' Jurkovich
      Died January 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Isabelle L. "Belle" Jurkovich, 54, died Saturday at her home in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 22, 1944, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Dr. Leonard and Isabelle (Razor) Allison. On Dec. 28, 1963, in Grayling, she married Collin T. "Tom" Jurkovich.
      She had been a resident of Traverse City since 1992 when she moved from South Carolina. A member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City and former foster parent, Belle enjoyed crafts and gardening.
      Survivors include her husband, Tom of Traverse City, a son, Collin T. Jurkovich of Traverse City, a brother, Newt Allison of Grayling, and a sister, Caroline Andree of Longmont, Colo.
      Belle was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call at a funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church; Father Bill Lipscomb will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Elizabeth J. 'Molly' King
      Died January 22, 1999
      LAPEER - Elizabeth J. "Molly" King, 81, of Lapeer, died Friday.
      She was born May 16, 1917, in Highland Township, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (McGrain) Reed.
      A funeral Mass was held Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lapeer; Father Douglas Terrien officiated.
      Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Integrated Health Services.
      Arrangements were by the Baird-Newton Funeral Home of Lapeer.
      Lee Mansfield Moore Sr.
      Died January 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lee Mansfield Moore Sr., 71, of Traverse City, died Sunday in Traverse City. He was a former resident of Ortonville where he taught school for many years. Lee was born April 28, 1927, in Steubenville, Ohio.
      Services will be announced in the spring. His son Lee Moore Jr. is in charge of arrangements.
     
      His family remembers him with love, "In this life you were, and will remain in our hearts and minds, a faithful husband, loving father and inspiring teacher. Thank you for what you've planted in us. We will meet again when it is our turn to awaken. With much love, your children, Fred, Sam, Joe, Fran, Milly, Mary, Shirley and Lee."
     
      Death be not proud, though some have called thee
      Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
      For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
      Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
      From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
      Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
      And soonest our best men with thee do go,
      Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
      Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
      and dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
      And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well,
      And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
      One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
      And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
      Julieann Sattler
      Died January 24, 1999
      OWOSSO - Julieann Sattler, 62, of Owosso died Sunday, at Memorial Healthcare Center.
      Born July 20, 1936, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of James and Josephine (Long) Nelson. On May 7, 1955, in Frankfort, she married Bob Sattler.
      Julieann graduated from Frankfort High School. She was an avid reader and had quite an extensive book collection. She loved to dance, play bingo and do ceramics, but the greatest love of her life was her family. She worked for the state of Michigan in the drivers license bureau and later with the MESC office.
      Survivors include her husband, Bob; two daughters, Debra (Terry) Riedinger of Midland and Susan Sattler of Owosso; a son Robert E. (Liz) Sattler of White Lake; five grandchildren, Dane Sattler, Sabra Sattler, Devon Sattler, Tyler Sattler, and Bradley Riedinger; three brothers, James (Jan) Nelson of Ionia, Jerry (Jan) Nelson of Winona Lake, Ind., and Joseph (Mary Jane) Nelson of Owosso; nieces; and nephews.
      Julieann was preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Nelson-House Funeral Homes in Owosso; the family will be present from. 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Father David Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Frankfort.
      Randi Dent Shaff
      Died December 3, 1998
      KALAMAZOO - Randi (Dent) Shaff, 50, of Kalamazoo, died Dec. 3, 1998, at the University of Michigan Hospital following an eight-month battle with bone cancer.
      She was born May 5, 1948, in Alba, the daughter of Lucille (Hawley) and Emmore Dent. She began school at Cherryknoll School in Traverse City, earned her high school diploma from Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant and received a bachelor's of arts degree in history from Indiana University in South Bend, Ind. in 1992.
      She was married to Dennis Shaff from 1972 to 1991, living both in Michigan and Indiana. Randi had a special talent in landscape gardening and had created many beautiful designs at her homes.
      Survivors include three children - sons Edgar and Jacob Shaff of Osceola, Ind., and daughter Emilie Shaff of Kalamazoo with whom she resided during her illness; a grandson, Quintin Davis, who was born Dec. 2, 1998 - one day before her death; her parents of Galesburg; three sisters, Irene (Keen) Livingston and Rosemary (Larry) Norwood of Kalamazoo, and Christine (Rich) Saddler of West Olive; two brothers, John (Rhonda) Dent, of Seattle and David (Sherry) Dent of Garden City; her former mother-in-law, Eleanor Shaff of St. Joseph; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Services were held Monday, December 7, 1998, at the Betzler Funeral Home in Kalamazoo.
     
      JEAN P. DUROCHER, 70, formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
      VIOLET E. THIER, 93, of Central Lake, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at home. She was born May 25, 1905. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
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      Charles R. Crowther
      Died January 23, 1999
      GLEN ARBOR - Charles R. Crowther, 67, died Saturday at his home in Glen Arbor.
      Born May 5, 1931, in Detroit, he was the son of Brinton and Anna (Sivy) Crowther. In Lansing, in 1954, he married Julia Simmons.
      A Korean War veteran, he served with the U.S. Navy Air Force. He had been employed with Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn for 31 years, retiring in 1988. Charles had been a resident of Glen Arbor since moving from Plymouth in 1977. He was a member of the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church and a life member of the Cedar Rod and Gun Club. An avid fisherman and bird hunter, Charles' poor health in the last two years curtailed those activities. However, he continued to appreciate the out-of-doors and the lakes and streams. Charles had a deep love of nature which he passed on to his children.
      Survivors include his wife, Julia of Glen Arbor; four sons, Stephen (Silvia) Crowther of Leonard, Joseph (Terri) Crowther of Brighton, Jason Crowther of Glen Arbor, and Christopher Crowther of Petoskey; a brother, Joseph Crowther of Butner, N.C.; and three grandsons, Kevin, Joshua, and Joe.
      Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Elizabeth Crowther, in 1995; and a brother, George, in 1998.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church; the Rev. Stephen Wing will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church building fund or to the Glen Arbor Fire and Rescue Department.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Elizabeth 'Betty' Miller
      Died January 12, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elizabeth "Betty" Miller, 95, of Traverse City, died at the Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, Mich., surrounded by her family.
      Betty was the beloved wife of the late George L. Miller, Professor Emeritus at Wayne State University; dearest mother of George B. (Caryl) Miller and Elizabeth C. (James) Cook; loving grandmother of Jeanne, Georgia (Tim), Robert Miller and Timothy (Theresa) Kimberlee and Caleb (Brenda) Cook; and great-grandmother of Travis, Cassandra, Sydney, Hannah and Roberta.
      Memorial services were held in Farmington Hills, Mich., on Jan. 16. Local memorial services will be held at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
      CHARLES R. BLISS SR., 63, of Torch Lake, Clearwater Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1935. He worked as a millwright at General Motors of Saginaw for 36 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this evening.
      RALPH W. DORMAN, D.O., 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      OLIVER S. 'OLLIE' LARKBY JR., 84, of Traverse City, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      ROBERT T. MURPHY, 69, of Roscommon, formerly of Traverse City, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. He was born in Detroit on Oct. 21, 1929. He was an automotive engineer for Ford Motor Co. for 34 years, and at Magna Corp. for three years. Private funeral services will be held. Arrangments were handled by the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in Roscommon.
      Memorial services for ILA M. TANNER, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Mrs. Tanner, 92, of Traverse City, died Jan. 21, 1999. Arrangements are by the Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
      Jean E. Durocher
      Died January 24,1999
      EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Jean E. Durocher, 70, of East Hartford, Conn., formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday.
      Born in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Steve and Susie Panek. She was married to Lloyd E. Durocher.
      Jean spent her childhood in Traverse City and looked forward to coming home for long visits. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1946. Most recently she lived in East Hartford, where she spent much quality time with her three very special grandchildren. Jean enjoyed time outdoors, working in her flower garden and she spent time walking each day. During her quiet time she was an avid reader.
      Survivors include her husband, Lloyd E. Durocher; her son, Phillip Durocher of Mount Pleasant; her daughter, Lynne (James) Prange of Somers, Conn.; her son, Charles Durocher of East Grand Rapids; her daughter, Michelle (Richard) Cipriano of South Windsor; her son, William (Diane) Durocher of Traverse City; and three grandchildren, Michael, Stephanie and Kristina Cipriano.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass Intentions, the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
      ELEANOR HAUGEN EVANS SMALL, 79, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Benzonia, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Benzonia and was a school teacher there. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City, Ind. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Elzey & Haggard Home for Funerals in Columbia City.
      HILDA MARIE HARJU THORNBACK, 95, of Kaleva, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at Orchard Hill Adult Foster Care Home in Brethren. She was born June 2, 1903, in Cooks Mills, Mich. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaleva. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
      Leo Roy Buckler
      Died January 23, 1999
      GLEN ARBOR - Leo Roy Buckler, 62, of Glen Arbor, died Saturday at his home.
      Leo had lived in Leelanau County all of his life. He was a graduate of the Leland High School class of 1954, and a graduate of Ferris State College. He was the Glen Arbor postmaster for 32 years and the township fire chief for 14 years. Leo had given decades of service to the Leelanau chapter of the American Red Cross, the Empire Lions and Masonic Clubs, the Shriner's Saladin Temple, the Commandary and the Royal Arch Masons. He epitomized the best of community spirit. He was a kitchen chief of the Empire Lions Club annual pancake breakfast for the past 27 years, helped secure clothing and shelter for families displaced by fire and even delivering packages himself to make sure they spent Christmas under a tree instead of in the post office. He was also a former Eagle Scout, belonged to the Traverse City Elks Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
      Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Traverse City, he was the son of Roy T. and Eva E. (Gain) Buckler.
      Survivors include his mother, Eva Buckler and his brother, Terry S. Buckler, both of Leland; two nephews, Brian and Jason Buckler of Leland; one aunt, Margaret Borsch of Traverse Lake; and several cousins.
      A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Leland Community United Methodist Church in Leland. The Rev. Joe Graybill will officiate, with special masonic services conducted by the Empire Masonic Lodge.
      Memorials may be directed to the Shriners Crippled Children Fund, the Leelanau County Red Cross or the Glen Arbor Fire Department.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Dr. Ralph W. Dorman, D.O.
      Died January 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. Ralph W. Dorman, D.O., 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      He was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Higbee, Mo., to John and Elvina (Neis) Dorman. On April 1, 1941, he married Mary Ellen Nicholson.
      Ralph grew up in Missouri and lived his adult life in Traverse City. He was a physician at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital. His life memberships included the Elks, the Higbee, Mo., Masonic Lodge, Traverse City Golf and Country Club and the Agohsa Dance Club. He was past president of the Traverse City Exchange Club and was a member of the American Osteopathic Physicians Association and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
      Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen of Traverse City; one daughter, Nancy D. Dorman of Faber, Va.; one son, Gregory R. (Janet E.) Dorman of Traverse City; and one grandson, Mathew G. Dorman of Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; 10 brothers; and three sisters.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. April 3 at the First Congregational Church on Center Road.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Louis T. DuCheny
      Died January 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Louis T. DuCheny, 88, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He lived in Kewadin for most of his life and moved to Traverse City in 1989. He owned and operated a cherry farm, and also worked at Super Tool in Elk Rapids for 20 years, retiring in 1972. Louis was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids.
      Born in Milton Township, Mich., on Oct. 31, 1910, he was the son of Alphonse and Harriet (Durocher) DuCheny. In 1933 he married Stella Louiselle.
      Louis is survived by one daughter, Alice (Mike) Pung of Alma, Mich.; one son, Tom DuCheny of Traverse City; and two grandchildren, Kali and Mike Pung.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Stella in 1982; one sister, Helen Little; and five brothers, Guy, Lawrence, Frederick, Victor and Wallen DuCheny.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. The Rev. Robert Zuchowski will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kewadin. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a scripture service will be at 7 p.m.
      Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids.
     
      Oliver S. 'Ollie' Larkby Jr.
      Died January 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Oliver S. "Ollie" Larkby Jr., 84, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City. He was formerly of Torch Lake and had lived in Traverse City since 1993.
      Born Aug. 11, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Oliver S. and Lina (Griffith) Larkby Sr. He married Bette Weber on June 7, 1941, in Cincinnati.
      Ollie was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He was senior project engineer for the military tank program with General Motors and General Dynamics and was a leading expert in his field. He had spent summers on Torch Lake since 1929 and was very active with The Three Lakes Association. Ollie enjoyed flying his own plane and was an avid race car fan.
      Survivors include his wife, Bette ofTraverse City; three children, O. Sheldon (Sherry) Larkby III of Hilton Head, S.C., Jeanne A. (James) Rothe of Columbus, Ohio, and Cynthia Larkby (Richard) Draves of Monroeville, Pa.; one sister, Eleanor Purcell of Dayton, Ohio; four grandsons, Chip Larkby of Virginia, Christopher Larkby and Jonathon Larkby, both of Hilton Head, S.C., and James Larkby-Lahet of Monroeville, Pa.
      He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Rhine.
      A celebration of Ollie's life will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to The Three Lakes Association, P.O. Box 353, Alden, MI 49612, or the Alzheimer's Association.
      Bertha L. McCumby
      Died January 26, 1999
      HARBOR SPRINGS - Bertha L. McCumby, 86, of Harbor Spirngs, passed away Tuesday at Harbor Springs Medical Care.
      Her husband, George, preceded her in death in 1991.
      She is survived by one son, Richard McCumby of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Mike (Marcy) McCumby of Mayfield, Susan McCumby of Thompsonville and Jill Cortes of Kansas City; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Jessy McCumby.
      No services are planned at this time. Graveside services will be held in the spring.
      John Walter Rood
      Died January 27, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - John Walter Rood, 91, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Clark Memorial Home in Grand Rapids.
      He was born Sept. 23, 1907, in Wacousta, Mich., the son of Dwight and Addie (Bloomberg) Rood. He lived in Charleston, W. Va., and Traverse City prior to moving to Grand Rapids. He and his wife, Eleanor were married in September 1933, and she preceded him in death.
      John had been a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and was involved in helping his wife teach people to read and write, and he also enjoyed square dancing.
      Survivors include a sister, Deone Stearns of Traverse City; a sister-in-law, Julia Wyatt of Traverse City; five nephews, Glen Walters of Traverse City, Dwight Gilbert of Indianapolis, Ind., Wayne Gilbert of Washburn, Wis., Donald Wyatt of Frankenmuth and Jack Wyatt of Paw Paw; three nieces, Fran Christensen of Grand Rapids, Rosela Baggerly of Traverse City and Sheila Young of Hawaii.
      Service will be held in the spring. Burial will take place in the Elk Rapids Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Traverse City or to Clark Memorial Home in Grand Rapids.
      Arrangements were made by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Helen E. Sanborn Travis
      Died January 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen E. Travis, 91, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Leelanau Memorial Care Center.
      Helen lived in the Traverse City area most of her life. She was an active member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Traverse City, and was the organist and custodian there for many years. She was a member and longtime treasurer of Church Women United.
      Helen was born in Elmwood Township, Leelanau County, on June 12, 1907. She was the daughter of Albert and Matilda (Reincke) Sanborn.
      On Sept. 29, 1927, in Traverse City, she married Ralph Richter Travis, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edwin "Sam" Sanborn and Ralph Sanborn; and two sisters, Ellen Sanborn at four years of age and Louise Hinshaw.
      Helen is survived by a son, John W. (Helena) Travis of Northport; two grandchildren, John P. (Rebecca) Travis of Traverse City and Mary (David) Fryc of Berkley, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren, Korinne Travis and Daniel and Robyn Fryc. She is also survived by a brother, Harry (Loretta) Sanborn; three nieces, Elma (Robert) Collins, Shirley (James) Eckerle and Susan (Ted) Bready; and a nephew, Steven (Joellen) Sanborn.
      Helen's son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. She was very giving of her time for them. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
      Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
      ALICE F. HALLOCK, 82, of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at the Manistee Heights Care Center. Funeral services will be a 11 a.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., of Manistee.
      PHILIP V. LESKIS, 81, of Lake Linden, Mich., and a winter resident of Traverse City, died Friday morning, Jan. 29, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      LAWRENCE MANVILLE, 75, of Beulah, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in Mesa, Ariz. Arrangements are pending with The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
      WESLEY N. STARKS, 86, of Grayling, died Thursday, Jan. 28,1999. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services.
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      Stephen Albert Isaac
      Died January 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Stephen Albert Isaac, 53, of Traverse City, died surrounded by family members Friday morning at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City following an extended illness.
      He is survived by his best friend and guardian angel, Beverly Gravlin; his father, Albert G. (Patty) Isaac of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sisters, Lois Ullman of Baltimore, Md., and Linda (James) Scott of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Daniel (Terri) Isaac of Traverse City; and three children; Christopher (Susan) and Matthew, both of New Orleans, La., and David of Los Angeles, Calif.
      His beloved mother, Virginia, preceded him in death in 1977.
      "Steve" served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. He was a police officer with the Detroit Police Department from 1967 to 1973, and was a deputy sheriff with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff Department from 1973 to 1983. He was vice president of EPS Security in Traverse City and Grand Rapids from 1985 to 1995, when he became ill.
      Steve loved life, laughter and the great outdoors.
      The family will hold a private service in the spring after the birth of Steve's first grandchild.
      Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the National Wildlife Federation.
      Virginia Millard
      Died January 28, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Virginia Millard, 72, of Northport, died Thursday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born in Ashley, Mich., on Nov. 1, 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Green) Rasdale. She was married to Ronald A. Millard.
      Virginia was a graduate of Michigan State University. She retired as a dietitian with the Flint school system, and she and her family opened Grandma's Trunk Antique Shop in Northport, where she worked for 24 years. She was a member of Questers. Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many.
      Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Eileen) Millard of Frankfort and Joseph (Laureen) Millard of Northport; six brothers and sisters, Charles Rasdale, Jim Rasdale, Dick Rasdale, Pat Casurella, Joanne Kellermann and Linda Bushman; and eight grandchildren, Alec, Elena, Craig, Angela, Justine, Kyle, David and Tyler.
      Funeral services will be at 12 noon Monday, Feb. 1 at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, with the Rev. Joseph Riley officiating. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services, and are invited to share a luncheon and memories with the family at Trinity Church in Northport after the services.
      Memorials may be directed to Virginia Millard's Grandchildren's Education Fund or to the charity of one's choice.
      M. Francile Wirwahn
      Died January 28, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. - M. Francile Wirwahn, 79, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She moved to the Kalkaska/Traverse City area in 1975, from Canton, Ohio. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Durant, Okla., and enjoyed oil painting and gardening.
      Born in Durant, Okla., on Nov. 19, 1919, she was the daughter of Walter and Dolly (Voyles) Williams and on March 24, 1964, in Marietta, Okla., was united in marriage with Allen Wirwahn, who survives.
      Also surviving are a son, Ronald Morrison of Humble, Texas; and two grandchildren, Michael Morrison of West Pointe, N.Y., and Marjorie Morrison of Humble, Texas.
      A brother, Marshall Morrison, and a sister, Lonnie Hontz, preceded her in death.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Durant, Okla. Pastor Rusty Shuler will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Durant. Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and at the Murray Funeral Home in Durant from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
     
      EMMA B. LeROY, 85, of Altoona, Fla., and a summer resident of Lake Ann, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at home. Funeral services were held under the direction of the Bellevue-Cedar Hill Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, Fla.
      VIRGINIA MILLARD, 72, of Northport, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. She was born in Ashley, Mich., on Nov. 1, 1926, and was one of the owners of Grandma's Trunk in Northport. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Monday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to the time of services. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      JOSEPHINE SPIVEY, 87, of Manistee, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 30, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee.
      Wilfred E. Baatz
      Died January 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wilfred E. Baatz, 82, of Long Lake Township, Traverse City, died Friday evening surrounded by family at his home following an extended illness.
      He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Johnston) Baatz and sons, Wilfred J. Baatz and Dale F. (Toni) Baatz, all of Traverse City; son, Peter E. (Carla) of Interlochen; stepson, Allan H. (Christine) Bowen of Williamsburg; stepdaughter, Shirley Bowen of Traverse City; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many cousins; an aunt, of Manistee; and several nieces and nephews.
      Born on Oct. 15, 1916, in Northport, he was the son of John William and Eva (Marcham) Baatz, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Erickson; sons, Richard A. Baatz, Donald Baatz and an infant son, David Baatz.
      He was a member of the Lighthouse Church of God. Wilfred was a machinist for 30 years with Parsons Manufacturing Co., and was a roofer for many years with the Valley Siding and Roofing Co. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Jonathan Gray officiating.
      Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
      Burial will take place in the spring at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Empire.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church.
      Patricia May Belanger
      Died January 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Patricia May Belanger, loving mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly Friday.
      She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Bridgewater Township, Clinton, Mich., the daughter of Martin and Vera (O' Hara) Hoelzer.
      Pat was a Home Health Aide with Munson Home Care for over 11 years. She took great pride in caring for her patients. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts and sharing time with her children and grandchildren.
      She is survived by her five children, whom she raised with Glen Belanger of Traverse City; Teresa (Kenneth) Burritt of Traverse City, Thomas (Michelle) Belanger of Holland, Ohio, Scott (Lisa) Belanger of Ann Arbor, Todd Belanger of Interlochen and Susan (Jordan) Buning of Grand Rapids; her grandchildren, Audrey, Allie, Amanda, Christopher, Joshua, Matthew, Steven, David and Madeline; her sisters, Marilyn (Norman) Randall of McMinnville, Tenn., Alice Moseley of Tucson, Ariz., and Beth Blom of Clinton, Mich.; and her brother, Alton (Penny) Hoelzer of Clinton, Mich.
      Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clif Burritt officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan.
      Philip V. Leskis
      Died January 29, 1999
      LAKE LINDEN, Mich. - Philip V. Leskis, 81, of Lake Linden, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Formerly of Waukegan, Ill., he was a winter resident of the Traverse City area.
      Survivors include his wife, Dora W. (Robarge) Leskis of Lake Linden, Mich.; one daughter, Anita (Ronald) Willmes of Traverse City, Mich.; one son, Loren (Luann) Leskis of Champaign, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Eric, Keith, Meghan, Marcela, Denise, Kristine, Matthew and Ryan; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Leskis of Crescent City, Calif., and Edward Leskis of Waukegan, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Rev. Patrick Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
     
      Daniel D. Luick
      Died January 30, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Daniel D. Luick, 100, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born in Kingsley on Feb. 7, 1898, he was the son of August and Wilhelmina (Splett) Lueck. He married Velma G. Hunt on July 14, 1933, in Kingsley. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1989.
      Daniel retired in early 1963 from the Traverse City State Hospital, where he was employed as a ward supervisor. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting.
      Survivors include two daughters, Linda L. (James) Crowell and Karen K. (David) Luzac, both of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Todd Knipe, Jeannine Webb and LeeAnne Luzac; and five great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, with Dr. Gary D. Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions or to the Lake Leelanau Land Conservancy.
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      Lawrence M. Manville
      Died January 27, 1999
      BEULAH, Mich. - Lawrence M. Manville, 75, of Beulah, died Wednesday at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.
      He was a longtime resident of Beulah and had spent winters at Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, Ariz.
      Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Traverse City, he was the son of James and Mamie (Dakota) Manville. He married Lulu Mae Box in Traverse City on Dec. 14, 1946.
      Lawrence was a 1941 graduate of Traverse City High School. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a serviceman for MichCon Gas Co., retiring in 1978, and served as president of the Northwest District of the MichCon Employee Union. Lawrence was mayor of the Village of Beulah for 18 years and was also chief of police. His memberships included the 40-8 American Legion and the Masonic Lodge in Honor.
      He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Robert) Long of Clinton, Tenn., and Lucinda (Mark) Smith of Niles, Mich.; one brother, Clare; five sisters, Dorothy, Betty, Shirley, Beverly and Rosie; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Those who preceded him in death included his parents; his wife, Lula in 1994; two brothers; and one sister.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the Shrine Club.
     
     

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