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March 1999

Obituaries

JIM S. FREEMAN, 46, of Manistee, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      JOHN F. HAGLUND, 65, a retired business proprietor of Manistee, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, of cancer.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee. Arrangements are by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      Elsie Ruth Disbrow
      Died February 22, 1999
      BENZONIA - Elsie Ruth Disbrow, 89, of Benzonia, passed away Monday at her residence.
      She was born March 17, 1909, in Mercer County, Ill., the daughter of Edgar and Mabel (Reeves) Fuller, and grew up in the Manistee area.
      Ruth and her husband had lived in Ypsilanti, where she had been employed at Hilltop House, for 31 years. In 1975 they retired to Benzonia where she worked for Smeltzers Orchards. They attended both the Free Methodist Church and the Weslyan Methodist Church.
      Ruth is survived by five children, Alan (Dorothy) Disbrow of Westland, Arthur (Joanne) Disbrow of Troy, Ohio, Rex (Bonnie) Disbrow of Troy, Mich., Ruth Binns of Hillsdale, and Janice (William) Gorham of Ypsilanti; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Lovendusky of Honor, Roberta Petersen of Walcott, Iowa, and Dorothy Matson of Clarkston, Wash.; a brother, Jim Fuller of Lincoln Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Alan Stacy Disbrow, in 1998; six brothers; five sisters; and two daughters-in-law, Marie Disbrow and Vivian Disbrow.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Floyd Soper will officiate. Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery in Elberta.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
     
      William Peter 'Bill' Happ
      Died February 18, 1999
      GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - William Peter "Bill" Happ, 83, passed away Feb. 18 at his home in Green Valley.
      Bill was a 1939 graduate of Northwestern University. When Pearl Harbor was bombed in December 1941, he immediately enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He earned his wings in early 1942 and served as a pilot instructor for two years until he shipped out to Norwich, England, as a B24 pilot in the 8th Air Force. In 1948 he obtained his doctorate degree in physiology from the University of Iowa. From Iowa City, he went to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he became head of physical education in the laboratory school at the college now known as the University of Northern Iowa. Bill created a statewide swimming program and went on to become the most successful swimming coach in Cedar Falls history.
      In 1972, the Happs retired to Interlochen where they built their retirement home on Duck Lake Peninsula. Bill created and headed the Duck Lake Community Association. In addition, he was determined to build a public library and senior citizens center for the entire Interlochen area. Bill never knew the meaning of "impossible," and he set about writing dozens of grant applications to raise private foundation and public funds for the building, which he designed and for which he acted as general contractor. The Interlochen Library subsequently has been expanded according to plans that Bill had anticipated when he built it originally.
      In 1986 the Happs moved to Green Valley.
      He is survived by his wife, Suzanne.
      A memorial service will be observed at 3 p.m. March 13 at the Canoa Hills Recreation Center in Green Valley.
      Remembrances may be made to the American Society for the development of a cure for prostate cancer, 1636 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712.
     
      ERIC J. BRADNER, 92, of Traverse City, died Sunday evening, Feb. 28, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      RONALD H. CHANEY, 68, of White Cloud, formerly of Rapid City and Kalkaska, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Transitional Health Services of Fremont. He was born June 25, 1930.
      Arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
     
      VIRGINIA GILBEAU LABONTE, 79, of Northport, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      BENNY PIENTA, 86, of East Jordan, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan; a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Jordan.
     
      Funeral services for GIANETTA TENHOUTEN, 93, of Cadillac, who passed away Feb. 4, 1999, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Friends may call at the time of service.
      She was a former resident of Traverse City.
     
      JOHN HERBERT WAMBOLD, 70, of Tybee Island, Ga., formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday evening, Feb. 28, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      BRIAN LEE WILKS, 38, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Mancelona, died of a sudden illness Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Greenville, S.C.
      Services were held Wednesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial was in Cannon Memorial Park in Fountain Inn, S.C.
     
      Gordon Bugai
      Died February 28, 1999
      CEDAR - Gordon Bugai, 84, of Cedar, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 6, 1915, in Solen, he was the son of Martin and Anna (Fleis) Bugai. On Oct. 15, 1938, at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City, he married Ardith Eitzen.
      Gordon was a lifelong dairy farmer and also raised feeder cattle. The farm included several orchards covering fields on the high lands north of M-72 along Lincoln, Bugai and Hoxie roads. Most of the fruit raised was cherries although the peaches were always in demand in season. He belonged to Michigan Milk Producers and enjoyed deer hunting.
      Survivors include his wife, Ardith; five daughters, Dorthea O'Shaughnessy of Tennessee, Bonnie Kroupa of Traverse City, Shirley Goe of Virginia, Marlene (Ed) of Lake Leelanau, and Anne (Bill) of Florida; a sister, Esther Balesh of Cedar; a sister-in-law, Helen Bugai of Cedar; a brother, Adolph (Ann) Bugai of Muskegon; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Funara; and four brothers, Steve (Ann) Bugai, Julius Bugai, Stef (Ethel) Bugai, and Sylvester Bugai.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church; friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Father Jim Hayden will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Immaculate Conception School of Traverse City, or Lake Leelanau St. Mary's School.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Hildegarde Ruth Domres
      Died February 28, 1999
      ONEKAMA - Hildegarde Ruth Domres, 77, of Onekama, died Sunday at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
      She was born April 14, 1921, in Onekama, the daughter of William J. and Martha Louise (Briske) Schimke.
      Hildegarde was a former co-owner, with her husband, Ellsworth Domres, of Domres Construction Company in Manistee for many years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Benzonia, Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama and the Clio Club of Onekama. She was an associate member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia and a member and past treasurer of both the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aide in Onekama and the Memorial Hospital Guild of Onekama. Hildegarde loved traveling, spending time with her family and working in her rose garden.
      She is survived by her children, Sandra and Roger Ringel of Franklin, Tenn., Allan and Catherine Domres of Onekama, and Marsha and John O'Herron of Onekama; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Schimke of Bear Lake; four brothers, Herbert W. (Ruth) Schimke of Onekama, Kenneth W. (Maxine) Schimke of Bear Lake, Howard (Lorna) Briske of Muskegon, and Richard (Cynthia) Briske of Onekama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Hildegarde was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth Edwin Domres; her son, Dennis Edward Domres; and her sister, Patricia Schimke.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Benzonia; the Rev. Daniel Henke will officiate. Burial will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Woodland's Lutheran Campground in MontVerde, Fla. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
     
      Richard John Lewis
      Died February 26, 1999
      ORLANDO, Fla. - Richard John Lewis, 76, of Orlando, died Friday in Orlando. Richard had lived in Orlando for approximately 25 years and was a former resident of Fort Knox, Ky.
      Born May 9, 1922, in New Castle, Pa., he was the son of Ivor and Diana (Crane) Lewis.
      Richard served in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of sergeant major. A veteran of World War II, he was awarded numerous military honors including the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal and the European African Middle East Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Following his military service, Richard held civil service positions in Fort Knox and was later employed as a retail clerk in Florida. He was a member of several veterans organizations.
      Survivors include three sons, Richard Ivor Lewis of Traverse City, Mich., Timothy Earl Lewis of Owensboro, Ky., and James Edwin Lewis of Elgin, S.C.; three stepdaughters, Donna (Paschall) Sparks of Versailles, Ky., Evelyn (Paschall) Troutman of Salisbury, N.C., and Denise Paschall of Elgin, S.C.; a sister, Sara (Lewis) Hammond of New Castle, Pa.; a brother, Russell E. Lewis of Akron, Ohio; a stepmother, Veronica Lewis of New Castle, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Bill McCune of Seattle, Wash., and Francis Book of Rosemead, Calif.; a stepsister, Maxine Kelley of Warren, Ohio; seven granddaughters; four stepgranddaughters; four stepgrandsons; and a stepgreat-granddaughter.
      Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jay Arble Lewis; and a brother, Ivor James Lewis.
      Graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      ELEANOR M. AEMISEGGER, 80, of Petoskey, formerly of Mancelona, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona and will be announced in the spring.
      DONNA M. BOWMAN, 68, of Filer City, died Monday evening, March 1, 1999, at her home. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are being handled by the Johnson Funeral Home, P.C. of Manistee.
     
      Virginia M. LaBonte
      Died March 1, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Virginia M. LaBonte, 79, of Northport, died Monday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport.
      She was born in Hamtramck, Mich., on Feb. 28, 1920, to Oliver and Ethel (Labadie) Gilbeau.
      Virginia, a homemaker, had lived in Northport for most of her adult life and worked with her husband, Otto, on the family farm there. She enjoyed cooking, Bingo, playing cards and crocheting. A member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Gills Pier, she also attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau.
      Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Frank) Turk of Tennessee and Judy (Ken) Gibler of Buckley; six sons, Otto (Susan) LaBonte of Kissimmee, Fla., Marlin (Peggy) LaBonte of Florida, Carl (Beth) LaBonte of Fife Lake, Daniel LaBonte and Alfred (Dawn) LaBonte - both of Midland, and Albert (Bev) LaBonte of Traverse City; two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Ping of Baldwin and Donna (George) Watt of Benzonia; one brother, Arthur (Evelyn) Gilbeau of Bear Lake; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otto, on Aug. 5, 1992; one daughter, Theresa LaBonte; two sons, Donald LaBonte and Emil LaBonte; one sister; Gertrude Kalenich; and three brothers, Wilmer Gilbeau, Leonard Gilbeau and Donald Gilbeau.
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Pastor Bruce Craner will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Leelanau Memorial Health Center, Long-Term Care Facility.
     
      Richard John Lewis
      Died February 26, 1999
      ORLANDO, Fla. - Richard John Lewis, 76, of Orlando, died Friday in Orlando. Richard had lived in Orlando for approximately 25 years and was a former resident of Fort Knox, Ky.
      Born May 9, 1922, in New Castle, Pa., he was the son of Ivor and Diana (Crane) Lewis.
      Richard served in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of sergeant major. A veteran of World War II, he was awarded numerous military honors including the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal and the European African Middle East Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Following his military service, Richard held civil service positions in Fort Knox and was later employed as a retail clerk in Florida. He was a member of several veterans organizations.
      Survivors include three sons, Richard Ivor Lewis of Traverse City, Mich., Timothy Earl Lewis of Owensboro, Ky., and James Edwin Lewis of Elgin, S.C.; three stepdaughters, Donna (Paschall) Sparks of Versailles, Ky., Evelyn (Paschall) Troutman of Salisbury, N.C., and Denise Paschall of Elgin, S.C.; a sister, Sara (Lewis) Hammond of New Castle, Pa.; a brother, Russell E. Lewis of Akron, Ohio; a stepmother, Veronica Lewis of New Castle, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Bill McCune of Seattle, Wash., and Francis Book of Rosemead, Calif.; a stepsister, Maxine Kelley of Warren, Ohio; seven granddaughters; four stepgranddaughters; four stepgrandsons; and a stepgreat-granddaughter.
      Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jay Arble Lewis; and a brother, Ivor James Lewis.
      Graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Rosemary L. Nemitz
      Died March 2, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rosemary L. Nemitz, 72, a homemaker, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 28, 1926, in Wheaton, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Lorraine (Castel) Vogel. She married William L. Nemitz on Feb. 14, 1946, in Wheaton.
      Rosemary enjoyed dancing and the company of her friends. She was affectionately referred to by neighborhood children as the "Candy Lady."
      Survivors include two sons, Bill (Joanne) Nemitz of Eau Claire, Wis., and Tom (Luann) Nemitz of Grand Rapids; one daughter, Judy Nemitz of South Bend, Ind.; five grandchildren, Heather, Hailey, Angela, Tom and Tyler; and one sister, Gloria Jean Youker of Wheaton, Ill.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, William on March 7, 1998; her parents; and one son, Robert Eugene Nemitz.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to the Arthritis Foundation.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Walter H. Nied Sr.
      Died February 25, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Walter H. Nied Sr., 85, of Traverse City, died Thursday in Naples, Fla.
      He was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Ashley, Pa., to Stanley and Pauline Niedzwiecki. On Jan. 18, 1935, in Detroit, he married Ann Blaskiewicz.
      During his residence in Detroit he became a custom home builder. He moved to Traverse City in 1959 and purchased the Indian Trail Lodge, developing it to what was later known as the Traverse Beach Motel Condominium.
      Walter was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Club and the Traverse City Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of Christ The King Parish in Acme. He loved to hunt and fish. He was an avid musician and enjoyed oil painting.
      Survivors include a daughter, Ann Marie (Ronald K.) Alpin of Traverse City; a son, Walter H. (Linda) Nied Jr. of Traverse City; a granddaughter, Heather Ann Alpin of Traverse City; a grandson, Jason (Corrie) Nied of Traverse City; a sister Jean Crawford; and a brother, Edward Niedwiecki.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Ann; and a brother, Stanley Neid.
      Religious services were held at St. Peters Church in Naples, Fla.; Father Robert Murphy officiated. A memorial Mass will follow in Traverse City at a later date.
      Memorials may be directed to the Heart Association or to Christ The King Parish.
     
      Anthony John 'Tony' Swint
      Died February 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Anthony John "Tony" Swint, 48, of Traverse City, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday.
      He was a portrait artist and caricaturist.
      Tony was born April 15, 1950, in Huntington Woods, Mich., the son of John Albert and Helen C. (Sherman) Swint.
      Survivors include his mother, Helen Swint, and stepfather, Robert O. Dean, of Traverse City; and several aunts and uncles.
      He was preceded in death by his father, John Albert Swint, a Ford executive who was assassinated by Marxist guerillas in Argentina in 1973; and his brother, Gregory.
      Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held later in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      John Herbert Wambold
      Died February 28, 1999
      TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - John Herbert Wambold, 70, of Tybee Island, Ga., formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday at home.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Tybee Island.
      A full obituary will appear in the Thursday Record-Eagle.
     
      Betty Jane Watkins
      Died March 1, 1999
      EAST GRAND RAPIDS - Betty Jane Watkins, 79, of East Grand Rapids, died peacefully on Monday after a long and successful life.
      She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert G. Watkins; and her children, Sarah (Steve) Trippe of Traverse City, Birge (Liz) Watkins of Warrenton, Va., Bill (Sue) Watkins, and Libby (Bill) Southworth - both of East Grand Rapids, and Robb (Stephanie) Watkins of Crested Butte, Colo.
      The family is being served by the O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.
     
      RUTH E. EMERSON, 83, of Spring Arbor, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland Fla. She had been a Benzie County resident since 1959. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. The Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland handled the Florida arrangements.
      KATHLEEN E. HORN, of Traverse City, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Seattle. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
      L. JANE LARSON, 79, of Bellaire, died Monday, March 2, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility, Bellaire. Jane was born Dec. 26, 1919. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family was served by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
      JOSEPH LERMA, 96, of Fife Lake, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Visitation will be on Monday from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral services at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      KAREN KAY WOODEN, 48, of Kalkaska, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1950. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home inKalkaska, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
     
      Eric John Bradner, Ph.D.
      Died February 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eric John Bradner, Ph.D., 92, of Traverse City, died of congestive heart failure Sunday.
      Born in Loyalton, Calif., to Edward and Hattie Bradner, Eric was the youngest and last of five children. Since Edward was a Methodist minister, the family moved a great deal, and the children grew up as "preacher's kids." Eric enjoyed a childhood normal for the times, going through the grades in school in southern California, and earning a bachelor's degree from Occidental College, with a specialty in U.S. History.
      Upon graduation from college, Eric found work as a general laborer and managed to get summer work at Yellowstone National Park as a general helper at what was then the Canyon Lodge and cabins. It was there that Eric met Florence Thompson, whom he married on Sept. 6, 1929, with only a month to go before the stock market crash initiated very hard times for the whole nation. For three years, Eric worked as a librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, while Florence gave piano lessons. In 1933, the first child, Jim, was born and Eric landed a job as a high school teacher of history in Macomb, Ill. In 1938, a better paying position relocated the family to Harvey, Ill., where Eric taught history at Thornton Township High School and Junior College.
      A second child, Susan, was born in November 1940. It was at this time that Eric developed an interest in administration. In addition to his duties as a teacher, Eric became the purchasing agent for the district, taking on the duties of bookstore manager to help defray the expenses of his growing family and his education. It was in these years that Eric went to Northwestern University to earn his Ph.D. in history.
      Early in the year of 1945, Eric contracted with the school district of San Mateo, Calif., to become a history teacher at the San Mateo high school. The whole family moved out to California on Aug. 15, 1945, and moved several times while living in Burlingame and San Carlos. Eric continued to look for ways to upgrade himself and his income, accepting a position at Marysville Union High School and Community College as a teacher and veteran's affairs counselor at the Community College. Moving the family to Yuba City, Eric decided to buy a five-acre plot of land west of town and build a new home with the help of his wife, children and a few friends. The house was completed and sold in July 1949, as Eric had found a better position in Michigan.
      Eric became dean of Bay City Junior College in Bay City, Mich., in September 1949, moving the family to a small cape cod house in the town of Essexville, Mich. A few years later, working with a colleague and friend, Dr. William N. Atkinson, the president of Jackson Junior College, he formed a team to propose the concept of statewide community colleges to the state legislature. Most of the writing of the Community College Act of 1957 was done on the dining room table at the house in Essexville. Having set the stage for the community college network that now exists in the state of Michigan, Eric supervised the development and establishment of Delta College. Politics in the three counties of Saginaw, Bay and Midland denied him the presidency and Eric looked around for another position.
      Working with community leaders in the cities of Garden City, Plymouth, Livonia and Northville, a new community college district was formed in Wayne County when the electorate voted to set up the school and voted millage to pay for it. Schoolcraft Community College was born and has grown and prospered since its inception due mainly to the shrewd hiring of a stellar faculty and administrators who knew how to facilitate. It was at Schoolcraft that Eric realized his dream and was content. Upon his retirement in 1971, the library on the Schoolcraft campus was named the Bradner Library in his honor.
      Eric and Florence spent the years after retirement traveling to various locations in the world, not neglecting the need to show their kids the romance of Yellowstone National Park, so full of fond memories for them. For a while they lived in Arizona, but found that the distance from their children was too great. They moved to Traverse City, where the final chapters of their lives were written. Florence died in December 1995, at the age of 95.
      Eric is survived by his son, James E. (Nitchka) Bradner of Howell; his daughter, Susan Bradner(James) Woodburne of Traverse City; four grandsons, Timothy Woodburne, James Woodburne, Michael Bradner and Christopher Bradner; and six great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services are being planned for early June.
      The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to Schoolcraft Community College, on Haggerty Road, in Livonia.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Ronald H. Chaney
      Died February 28, 1999
      WHITE CLOUD - Ronald H. Chaney, 68, of White Cloud, formerly of Traverse City and Kalkaska, died Sunday at Transitional Health Services of Fremont.
      He had been a lifelong resident of the Grand Traverse and Kalkaska areas, and operated barber shops in Traverse City and Kalkaska prior to his retirement. He was a 1948 graduate of Elk Rapids High School, and was a member of the Rapid City Church of Christ, the Kalkaska Lions Club and the Traverse City Eagles.
      Born in Rapid City on June 25, 1930, he was the son of Homer and Martina (Larson) Chaney.
      Surviving are a son, William Chaney of Alameda, Calif.; two daughters, Ann Morris of Canton, Ohio and Martina Frantz of White Cloud; a sister, Janet Huston; and four grandchildren.
      One brother, Gerald, preceded him in death.
      Memorial services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at the Rapid City Church of Christ. Jerry Rupe will officiate. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Kalkaska.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Foundation.
      Arrangements are by the Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
     
      John Herbert Wambold
      Died February 28, 1999
      TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - John Herbert Wambold, 70, of Tybee Island, died Sunday at his home.
      Born in Perrysburg, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 1928, he was the son of Edward and Esther (Huffman) Wambold. He married Joan Marie Vanderbush on Dec. 13, 1949, in Gaylord.
      John had been a salesman for Brown Lumber and Supply since moving to Traverse City from Lewiston in 1962. He had recently moved to Tybee Island. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Men's Club and the Traverse City Elks Lodge No. 323. He was a member of the American Military League in Traverse City and Promise Keepers. An avid sports fan, he was a former basketball and Little League baseball coach. He also was a former Boy Scout Leader. John was an active volunteer with the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Gladhander Auction, and he also volunteered in both Traverse City and Tybee Island.
      John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who dearly loved his family. Those who survive him are his wife, Joan Marie Wambold of Tybee Island, Ga.; one daughter, Jeana Marie (Rory) O'Kane of Traverse City; two sons, John Edward (Conni) Wambold of Savannah, Ga., and Joseph Lee (Jeannine) Wambold of Gaylord; two brothers, Edward Wambold of Minneapolis, Minn., and Vernon Wambold of Perrysburg, Ohio; one sister, Ruth Kornowa of Toledo, Ohio; and seven grandchildren, Yellowstone, Patrick, Jade, Ali, Jessie, Clare and Maura.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Jay Wambold.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Micketti will serve as celebrant. 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, where a Scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass cards or to St. Michael's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 38, Tybee Island, GA 31328.
     
      Betty Jane (Swift) Watkins
      Died March 1, 1999
      EAST GRAND RAPIDS - Betty Jane (Swift) Watkins, 79, of East Grand Rapids, died peacefully Monday after a long and successful life.
      She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert G. Watkins; and her children, Sarah (Steve) Trippe of Traverse City, Birge (Liz) Watkins of Warrenton, Va., Bill (Sue) Watkins, and Libby (Bill) Southworth - both of East Grand Rapids, and Robb (Stephanie) Watkins of Crested Butte, Colo.
      The family is being served by the O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.
     
      ARCHIE L. J. CASTLE SR., 63, of East Jordan, died on Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
      ASHLEY C. HUGHEY, 69, of Echo Township, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999. He was born July 3, 1929. Ashley was a production coordinator for Lamina Bronze in Bellaire for 35 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      BERTHA TILLIS, 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. She was born June 23, 1914. Arrangements are pending with the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Robert Thomas Allen
      Died February 27, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Robert Thomas Allen, 47, formerly of Frankfort, and the youngest son of Wanda (Bob) Michael of Elberta, died Saturday in the Kingdom of Tonga.
      Robert was born on Sept. 22, 1951, in Detroit, the son of Robert J. and Wanda (Wittbecker) Allen. Robert graduated from Frankfort High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974 in the submarine branch.
      He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Wanda (Bob) Michael of Elberta; three sons, Robert (Teri) of Port Charlotte, Fla., Randy and Richard of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; granddaughter, Krystal, and grandson, Kody - both of Port Charlotte; four brothers, Charles (Debbie) and James (Donna) - both of Oscoda, Raymond (Linda) of Taylor and Michael (Jean) of Redford; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
      Robert was preceded in death by his father in 1969.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date.
      The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      NELSON M. 'CURLY' COLE, 55, of Glen Arbor, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at home. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      LAWRENCE H. GILROY SR., 80, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999, at The Maples in Frankfort. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements were handled by The Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
      WILLIAM I. PARSONS, 91, of Kalkaska, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Crittendon Hospital in Rochester. He was born Aug. 14, 1907. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
      Funeral services for BERTHA M. TILLIS, who died Thursday morning at Grand Traverse Pavilions, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday Record-Eagle.
     
      William Richard Childs
      Died March 5, 1999
      LAKE ANN - William Richard Childs, 65, a resident of Lake Ann for the last 12 years, died Friday at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Born March 22, 1933, in Bufffalo, N.Y., he was the son of George Thomas and Charlotte M. (Cramer) Childs.
      A 1950 graduate of Timon High School, he also attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and Church - all in Buffalo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years.
      Survivors include one son, Michael William Childs; one daughter, Susanne Michele (Rich) McKee; one sister, Charlotte M. (Richard) Wheaton; one brother, Robert P. Childs; his stepmother, Mary Childs; his ex-wife, Vibeke Lichtman; three grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father, George in 1972; his mother, Charlotte in 1950; his brothers, George in 1949, and James in 1992; and his nephew, Richard George Wheaton Jr. in 1978.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Father Gerald Micketti will serve as celebrant. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Scripture service will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Childs Family.
     
      Terry Edward Otis
      Died March 4, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Terry Edward Otis, 56, of Suttons Bay, died at home on Thursday.
      Terry was born to Nyal S. and Dorothy M. (Wiesler) Otis on April 10, 1942, in Appleton, Wis. On Sept. 9, 1968, in West Plains, Mo., he married Connie R. Bowers.,
      Terry grew up and went to school in County Line, Peshtigo, Hortonville and Appleton, Wis. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army and later joined the Army Reserves from 1960 to 1962, where he completed the field communications course and was called up for the Berlin Crisis.
      He was the owner of a bulk milk carrier and contracted to Hudson Co-Op Dairy in Hudson, Iowa, from 1968 to 1973. In 1973, he moved his family to Suttons Bay, where they opened and operated Terry's Sport Shop for three years. Terry worked for Chef Pierre as a truck driver and for Nottke Trucking, and was co-owner of G.O.R. Transportation. He most recently was employed by Basch and Son as a light equipment operator.
      Terry was an avid sportsman in many areas; racing boats, cars, motorcycles, go-karts and snowmobiles. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting guns and he loved model trains.
      He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
      Survivors include his wife, Connie; his son, Dennis Otis of Houma, La.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Julie Otis-Albarado and Brian Albarado; two granddaughters, Breann and Brandey Albarado; and his father, Nyal Otis - all of Suttons Bay; three sisters, Sandra Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz., Cheryl (Leo) Barth of Wayland, Mich., and Shana (Peter) Kuhnert of Norco, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Eleanor I. Bowers of LaPorte City, Iowa; and several other family members.
      He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; his daughter-in-law, Jackie (Bowen) Otis; and his father-in-law, Howard Bowers.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Martin H. Cuver officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
     
     
      DONALD G. CAREY, 75, of Charlevoix, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1924. Donald had been a teacher and coach, and operated Carey & Sons House Painting. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlevoix. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.
      JOHN R. DOST, 79, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning, March 6, 1999, at home. Arrangements are pending withthe Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      ROBERT J. 'BOB' PLOUGH, 80, of Traverse City, died unexpectedly Friday, March 5, 1999, in Loma Linda, Calif. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynold-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      PHYLLIS D. POPA, 76, of the Kalkaska/Mancelona area, died Friday, March 5, 1999. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      DONNA K. RODMONICH, 45, of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Thelma M. Adams
      Died March 6, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Thelma M. Adams, 68, of Fife Lake, died Saturday at home.
      A resident of Fife Lake for the past 10 years, she was born June 26, 1930, in Pikeville, Ky., the daughter of Doc and Alta (Blackburn) Murphy.
      Thelma is survived by four daughters, Wanda Crockett of Covington, Ky., Linda (Sonny) Insprucker of Dunnellon, Fla., Judy Davis of Fife Lake and Lola (Rick) Hughes of Cedartown, Ga.; one son, Larry (Joal) Adams of Manton; one sister, Mae (Chester) Akers of Pikeville, Ky.; two brothers, Junior (Faun) Porter of Oakwood, Va., and Charles (Fae) Murphy of Pikeville, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery in Fife Lake.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      Robert Lee Russell Jr.
      Died March 5, 1999
      MESICK - Robert Lee Russell Jr., 52, of Mesick, passed away Friday at Leelanau Memorial Care Center following a brief illness.
      He was born in Lapeer to Robert L. and Eleanor (Hutchinson) Russell on Sept. 8, 1946.
      Bob was a security guard in the cherry industry and enjoyed the out-of-doors; especially fishing, hunting and sports.
      He is surived by his fianc‚e, Barbara Coger; one son, Robert Coger; two daughters, Kari Hackney and Sherry Russell, both of Port Huron; four grandchildren; his mother, Eleanor Russell of Standish; brothers and sister, Richard Russell of Frederic, Reggie Russell of Pinconning, Sherry Russell and Rodney Russell of Standish and Robin Russell of Davison; and halfbrother and halfsisters, Barbara Walther of Bay City, Katherine Ososki and Angula Pawelski of Pinconning and Robert J. Russell of Saginaw.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Sr.; a brother, Ron; and a halfsister, Rene Russell Meiser.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Pinconning Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Link officiating. Burial will be in Sterling Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home in Pinconning. On Tuesday, Robert will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
     
      Bertha M. Tillis
      Died March 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bertha M. Tillis, 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday morning at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born in Grawn on June 23, 1914, she was the daughter of Otis and Josephine (Smith) Townsend. She married James Tillis in Venice, Fla., in 1980.
      Born and raised in the Traverse City area, she moved to Florida in 1957, and moved back to Traverse City in 1986. She was employed as a cook with the Traverse City Area Public Schools and the Milliken Tea Room before moving to Florida. Bertha was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 2780, and the Traverse City Eagles, and was a former member of the Traverse City American Military League.
      Survivors include three sons, Leonard Fort of Traverse City, Gary (Barbara) Fort of Kokomo, Ind., and James (Brigette) Fusha of Columbus, Ga.; one sister, Addie Riehl of Grand Rapids; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1984; one brother; two sisters; and one grandson.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
      Julia M. Tomcal
      Died March 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Julia M. Tomcal, 75, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 23, 1923, in Lincoln Park, Mich., she was the daughter of Paul and Mary (Gorski) Bulat. On Sept. 1, 1952, in Detroit, she married Charles Tomcal.
      Julia was a faithful wife. A loving mother, strong in character who devoted her love, time and attention to her family.
      She had been a Traverse City resident since 1973, and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Traverse City Elks Club.
      Julia is survived by four children, Debra T. (William) Waples of Traverse City, Charles P. Tomcal of Grand Rapids, Marc L. Tomcal of Kalamazoo and Kirk S. Tomcal of Chicago; and three grandchildren, Audrey, Ashley and Laura Waples - all of Traverse City.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two sisters, Bertha and Helen; and one brother, Joseph.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church. The Rev. William Lipscomb will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Scripture service will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
      The family has requested that memorial donations be directed to Munson Medical Center.
     
      Pauline C. Witt
      Died March 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Pauline C. Witt, 85, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born Pauline Paulsen on July 4, 1913, in Muskegon, where she was a resident until 1997, when she moved to the Traverse City area. On Nov. 25, 1937, she married Walter Witt, who preceded her in death in 1990.
      Pauline was a retired secretary for Executive Air Transport in Muskegon. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church in Muskegon and was active in many church functions. She was also a member of the Muskegon Garden Club.
      Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Phillip) Lundwall of Spring Lake, Darlene (Lawrence) Dowd of Traverse City and Marcie (Jack) Ferris of Glen Arbor; one brother, Max L. (Mickey) Paulsen of Norton Shores, Mich.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several dear nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be held in Muskegon at a later date.
      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to Central Lutheran Church in Muskegon or to the Empire or Glen Arbor Fire and Rescue Squads.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Darcy Sam Zick
      Died March 4, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Darcy Sam Zick, 49, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Traverse City, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Verl Zick; his brother, William Zick; and his sister, Dorothy Olson.
      Surviving are his son, Christopher Michael (Crystal) Zick of Warren; his granddaughter, Brittany; his mother, Joan Hubbell of Grand Rapids; his brothers, the Rev. Dale (Sandra) Zick of Traverse City, Calvin Zick, Terry (Nina) Zick and Stanley (Joy) Zick - all of Grand Rapids; his sisters, Debbie (Tom) Williams of Suffolk, Va., and Linda (Paul) Wachter of St. Cloud, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Reformed Church, 1700 Colt Ave., N.E., Grand Rapids. The Rev. Dale Zick will officiate.
      The family is being served by the Reyers North Valley Chapel, Grand Rapids.
     
      ANNA CUNNINGHAM, 95, of Fife Lake, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at the Munson Care Center in Kalkaska.
      Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
     
      ALBERT D. 'AL' GABANY, 83, of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      HELEN NEEDHAM, 93, of Traverse City, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Wilbur L. Ohst
      Died March 4, 1999
      MANISTEE - Wilbur L. Ohst, 75, of Manistee, died Thursday in Manistee.
      He was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Manistee, the son of John W. and Emma (Koppit) Ohst.
      A graduate of Manistee High School, he also attended Ferris State University. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Unit in the Asian-Pacific theater during World War II. Wilbur was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee.
      He is survived by a son, Alan Ohst of California; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Ohst of Manistee and Elinor Bachmann of McBain; two brothers, John Ohst of Utica and Arnold (Carolyn) Ohst of Lansing; a nephew, Philip (Debra) Lange of Brighton; two nieces, Janet Lange-Stumpf of Okemos and Brenda Bachmann of Elkhart, Ind.; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
      He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Lange; a nephew, David Bachmann; a sister-in-law, Irma Ohst; and three brothers-in-law, Karl Bachmann, Norman Bachmann and Arthur Lange.
      Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund, the Lutheran Hour or the American Heart Association.
     
      Bruce K. Reynolds
      Died March 7, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bruce K. Reynolds, 78, of Traverse City, died Sunday in Traverse City.
      Born in Detroit on Oct. 19, 1920, he was the son of Harold C. and Leonora (Krey) Reynolds. Bruce had been a resident of Traverse City since 1982 when he moved from Grosse Pointe. He had been an engineer at Ford Motor Co. for 35 years prior to his retirement. Bruce loved boating and was a former member of the Detroit Yacht Club and the Detroit Boat Club, was a Past Commodore of the Grosse Pointe Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Grosse Pointe City Boat Club, and had been a member of the Power Squadron in Grosse Pointe. Bruce was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City. A veteran of World War II, Bruce had served in the U.S. Army.
      Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Louise Smith, whom he married Nov. 27, 1948, at Christ Church-Grosse Pointe; two daughters, Nancy (Bruce) Papet of Troy and Julie (Randy) Payne of Manistee; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Jeff, Brian, Elizabeth, and Zachary; and a sister, Sally (Robert) Petersen of Plymouth.
      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 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Catherine Woods Richardson officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel in Troy.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or to one's local humane society.
     
      Donna K. Rodmonich
      Died March 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donna K. Rodmonich, 45, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      Born March 25, 1953, in California, she was the daughter of Glen and Mary Lou (Mayberg) Vaughn.
      A member of the Church of Christ, she was very involved in barrel racing for horses and was a member of the Northwest Michigan Horse Association, the NBHA, the NBB and the GLBR. Donna loved her family.
      Survivors include her son, Nicholas G. Rodmonich and her daughter, Crystal A. Rodmonich - both of Traverse City. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, E. Joyce Rodmonich of Traverse City; her brother, David Dimwitty of Las Vegas; two aunts, Betty Walters and Virginia Hicks - both of Las Vegas; and a sister-in law and brother-in-law, Sharon and Randy Brandenburg of Wickenburg, Ariz.
      Donna was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Harold Riddick will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      Bonnie M. Seeley
      Died March 5, 1999
      RAPID CITY - Bonnie M. Seeley, 55, of Rapid City, died Friday at Harper Hospital in Detroit.
      Bonnie had been a lifelong resident of Kalkaska County and was a 1961 graduate of Kalkaska High School She enjoyed arts and crafts, swimming and her family.
      Born in Traverse City on Oct. 19, 1943, she was the daughter of Donald and Ellen Simonson Tucker. On Feb. 22, 1969, in Kalkaska, she married Alan Seeley who survives.
      Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Cassie (Brian) Allen of Big Rapids, her mother, Ellen Tucker of Kalkaska and a grandson, Nathan Allen.
      Three brothers preceded her in death.
      Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. David McCool will officiate. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
     
      ERMA (PALMER) BURTCH, 88, of Grayling, a retired resort employee, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Mercy Manor Nursing Home in Grayling. She was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Au Gres.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      KIM W. DAVIS, 47, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Manistee.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      MARGARET A. JENSON, 82, of Traverse City, died Monday, March 8, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      BESSIE M. LETSON, 82, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at the home of her daughter. She was born in Gladwin on June 18, 1916.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      ELIE M. PEDERSEN, 92, of East Jordan, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. She was born Sept. 8, 1906.
      Private graveside services will be held. Arrangements are by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Karl Roy Bard
      Died March 6, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Karl Roy Bard, 27, passed away Saturday in Grand Rapids.
      Karl was a 1990 graduate of Traverse City High School. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed bear hunting with his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Penny; parents, Jim and Jane Bard of Traverse City and Marge Zoppa and Jim Fetrow of Sparta; brothers and sisters, Kurt and Elizabeth Bard of Traverse City, Kimberly Bard of Georgia, Patrick Bard of Traverse City, Brandon Bard of Chesaning, Mariah Bard of Traverse City, Joey Zoppa of Grand Rapids, Trisha Burgess of Chesaning, Melni Conover of Fenton, and Eric and Kevin Fetrow of Sparta; mother-in-law, Voonchuey Connors of Florida; father-in-law, Pete Connors of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
      Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home in Sparta. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
      Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to assist the family with expenses.
     
      Nelson M. 'Curly' Cole
      Died March 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Effective March 5, 1999, Curly's Paint-It & Fix-It shop has relocated beyond the sunset where old fishermen still find nothing to fix or repair, just slip a line into the steam and drift and remember old times with good friends.
      Curly, who died Friday, was very active in community services including Habitat for Humanity, Strawberry Social and Easter Seals. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, sailboat racing, short-wave radios and scanners, and the "haunted house" in Leland for many a Halloween. He was a "back door" Lutheran and was well known for his photography. Curly's capacity for friendship was endless.
      He is fondly remembered by his longtime companion and fianc‚e, Sue Parent, his best friend and fishing and hunting pal, Doc Wilcox, his little sister, Mary Dufford, special friends, Becky Kelly and Jerry Friedman, his brother, Mike, his cohort, Charlie Sedlacek, John, Dar, Heidi (McAdams) and Kelly (Stockfish) Treadwell and their families, and pal Anne Hoff.
      A memorial celebration and bridge walk for the "tall bald guy with a smile," will be held on May 1 at the Glen Lake narrows at noon.
      Contributions may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society, Easter Seals, American Cancer Society or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      John R. Dost
      Died March 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - John R. Dost, 79, of Traverse City, died Saturday at his home.
      Born Sept. 30, 1919, in Detroit, he was the son of Paul G. and Helen (Reinsch) Dost. On July 9, 1949, in Traverse City, he married Shirley Forton.
      Born and raised in Detroit, John was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from June 1941 through October 1945. Stationed in Europe, he served in Battery C of the 979th Field Artillery Battalion. His commendations included the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      John moved to Traverse City upon being honorably discharged from the service. He was a tool and die maker at Cone Drive for 35 years before retiring in 1985. He was very active in the Democratic Party and ran for the office of city commissioner for Traverse City in the late 1960s.
      Serving on the board of directors for the Maritime Heritage Alliance, John was a key figure in helping to build the tall ship Madeline and he enjoyed sailing on her.
      John enjoyed constructing authentic models such as ships in a bottle, Civil War era cannons and ship cannons. He enjoyed sailing with his family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing - especially for perch at Old Mission Harbor, bird and deer hunting, cross country skiing, walking for fitness and pleasure, beachcombing with his family along Lake Michigan, traveling all over the United States in a travel trailer with his wife after retirement, and spending time with his grandchildren. John was also an avid reader of sailing adventure and true adventure stories.
      Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Traverse City, four sons, John Paul (Lori) Dost of Jenison, Kurt (Sharon) Dost of Haslett, Mark (Cheryl) Dost of Frankfort, and Michael (Susan) Dost of Traverse City; two daughters, Stephanie (Brian) Barnhizer of Erie, Penn., and Suzanne (Kyle) Smoes of Comstock Park; a sister, Helen (Vern) Hamm of Dubuque, Iowa; a brother, Robert Dost of Traverse City; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      John was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Fred Dost.
      A gathering of friends and family in celebration of John's life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St.
      Memorials may be directed to the Maritime Heritage Alliance-Schooner Madeline, 232 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Albert D. 'Al' Gabany
      Died March 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Albert D. "Al" Gabany, 83, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He had been a resident of the area since moving from the Detroit area 21 years ago. Before his retirement he worked for Chrysler Corp. in the parts department ordering stock. Al had belonged to St. Justins Catholic Church in Hazel Park. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
      Born July 8, 1915, in Mineral Point, Pa., he was the son of Andrew and Mary (Kazen) Gabany. On Aug. 24, 1940, in South Fork, Pa., he married Josephine Bucior who survives.
      Also surviving are two brothers, Andy G. Gabany of Binghamton, N.Y., and Joseph (Mary) Gabany of Mineral Point, Pa.; three sisters, Ann Schmidt of East Point, Margaret (Pete) Boroldi of Seminole, Fla., and Elizabeth (Andy) Beres of Royal Oak; and many nieces and nephews.
      Al was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City where friends may call at the time of services. The Rev. James Hayden will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Robert J. 'Bob' Plough
      Died March 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert J. "Bob" Plough, 80, died Friday at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif.
      Born Aug. 30, 1918, in Traverse City, he was the son of Albert S. and Julia R. (Yenish) Plough. On Aug. 3, 1946, in Michigan, he married Corinne B. Wells.
      Bob graduated from Traverse City High School in 1936. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army AirCorp 483rd Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force which was stationed in Italy. He was an engineer aerial gunner. Bob worked in the Traverse City office of the U.S. Postal Service from 1945 to 1956 when he transferred to Van Nuys, Calif. He retired from Simi Valley in 1972 and in 1991 moved back to Traverse City. Bob was a member of the Eagles, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He loved to dance and enjoyed baseball. Bob loved his family and he loved life - he always enjoyed himself.
      Survivors include his wife, Corinne, of Traverse City; three sons, William R. (Carol J.) Plough of Riverside, Calif., James A. (Carol A.) Plough of Acme, and Richard C. (Karen) Plough of Jenison; a daughter, Diane (Frank) Russell of Elk Rapids; a brother, William S. (Kathleen) Plough of Traverse City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend and neighbor, Brooke Clark of Traverse City; and his dog,Hans.
      Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate; services with full military honors will also be conducted under the auspices of the Cherryland VFW Post No. 2780. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Legion baseball program in honor of their 50th year anniversary or to the American Heart Association.
     
      Phyllis D. Popa
      Died March 5, 1999
      KALKASKA - Phyllis D. Popa, 76, of Kalkaska/Mancelona, died Friday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      She was resident of the Kalkaska/ Mancelona area for the last 15 years,coming from Royal Oak. She and her husband did a lot of traveling and they used to love camping. Most recently, she loved crossword puzzles and word-search puzzles.
      Born Dec. 13, 1922, in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Everton and Alice (House) Switzer. On March 27, 1945, in Isadore, she married Felix Popa who survives.
      Also surviving is a son, Leonard J. Popa of Holly; a daughter, Marjorie (Brian) Dawson of Royal Oak; a sister, Lucille McCasey of California; a brother, Keith Switzer of Berkley; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Mary Switzer.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home; the Rev. Dale Magoon will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Berkley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
     
      ANNA PAVOLIC HAUG, 85, of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Byron Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      VERA V. MORAN, 90, of Alden, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born July 22, 1908. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
     
      Earl W. Bradish
      Died March 8, 1999
      MAPLE CITY - Earl W. Bradish, 78, of Maple City, died Monday at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      He had been a truck driver for Frigid Foods and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
      Born June 20, 1920, in Adrian, Mich., he was the son of Edward and Ethel (Mann) Bradish. He married Evelyn M. Olshack on Nov. 22, 1959, in Traverse City.
      Earl is survived by three sons, Earl E. (Moira) Bradish of Traverse City, Steven E. (Laura) Bradish of Rockford and Gale N. (Thayer) Bradish of Midland; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn on Jan. 5, 1997, and his parents, Edward and Ethel Bradish.
      No services are planned.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Harry Lawrence Brewer
      Died March 8, 1999
      SUMMIT CITY - Harry Lawrence Brewer, 80, of Summit City, died Monday at home.
      A lifelong Summit City resident, he lived and died in the same house in which he was born on Aug. 4, 1918, the son of Lee and Minerva (Sargent) Brewer. He married Margaret Bishop on June 23, 1950, in Angola, Ind.
      Harry worked at Parsons and later worked at The Paint Spot, retiring from there. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, and was awarded a Bronze Battle Star. He was a member of the American Legion. Harry loved farming and tinkering; especially fixing old John Deere tractors, and enjoyed riding motorcycles and snowmobiling.
      Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Summit City; two children, Dr. Jacqueline Taylor of Grand Rapids and Ronald (Judy) Richardson of South Boardman; four grandchildren, Kevin, Mark, Traceen and Kip; three stepgrandchildren, Wendy, Mark and Perry; four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Ken Taylor.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Pat.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Brian Rafferty will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kingsley Ambulance Service.
     
      Anna E. Cunningham
      Died March 7, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Anna E. Cunningham, 95, of Fife Lake, died Sunday at Munson Care Center in Kalkaska after a brief illness.
      She was born in Garfield Township, Kalkaska County, on March 13, 1903, to Christopher and Pearl (Spurgeon) Pitz. She married Albert Cunningham.
      Anna grew up and lived her entire life in the Fife Lake area. She was very actively involved in operating a farm with her husband. She enjoyed her family and also animals, reading and keeping a journal. She considered the Munson Care Center in Kalkaska her home for the past few years.
      She is survived by three sons, Leith (Nancy) Cunningham of Fife Lake, Marcel Cunningham of Kalkaska and Ted Tyler of Lake City; one brother, Henry Pitz of Fife Lake; three sisters, Nonnie Hutchinson of Lake City, Deanie (David) Perry of Stanwood and Freda Perrigo of Amanda Park, Wash.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
      Her husband, Albert; three brothers, Fred, Wilbur and Bob; and two sisters, Emma and Mabel preceded her in death.
      Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton, with Pastor Al Sims officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring in Clark Cemetery, Fife Lake.
     
      Margaret A. Jensen
      Died March 8, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret A. Jensen, 82, of Traverse City, went to be with her Lord on Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Tustin, she was the daughter of Forest C. and Jennie May (Reynolds). She married Charles Jensen on April 12, 1936, in Tustin.
      Margaret had resided in Traverse City since moving from Tustin in 1982. She had been employed as a clerk and had done factory work. She was a member of Tustin Presbyterian Covenant Church and Oak Park Evangelical Free Church. Margaret enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.
      Survivors include two children, Patricia (Frank) Clingan of Traverse City and Gilbert (Dorothy) Jensen of Birch Run; two brothers, William Valler of Muskegon and Carl Valler of Santa Monica, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; a daughter, Alice Gooding; and two sisters, Bonnie Bratt and Jenny Mae Dykema.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Pastor Lee Sexton will officiate. Burial will be in Burdell Township Cemetery, Tustin. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, Oak Park Evangelical Free Church or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
     
      Mary Clarence Chelf Jones
      Died March 7, 1999
      HARRODSBURG, Ky. - Mary Clarence Chelf Jones of Harrodsburg, Ky., died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg. She was 80.
      Encouraged by her mother, Mary began her musical career at a young age and developed a lifelong love of the arts. She entered her formal training at Georgetown College and afterwards earned her master's degree at the Cincinnati Conservatory. She was a soloist for three years at St. George's Episcopal Church in New York City, made her professional debut in New York's Times Hall and had sung in Carnegie Hall.
      Mary was the widow of Lawson Jones. She and her husband spent summers teaching at the NationaI Music Camp in Interlochen, Mich. Mary taught voice at the Interlochen Arts Academy for 12 years before returning to Harrodsburg in 1983. She was the founder of the Ragged Edge Community Theater in Harrodsburg and dedicated her later Iife to making the arts a part of community life in Harrodsburg.
      She was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Harrodsburg and was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Clarence Norris Chelf.
      Survivors include three nieces, Patricia M. Ganter, Barbara M. Goodbody and Ann M. Stack.
      She was preceded in death by her brother, Adm. Robert M. Morris of Annapolis, Md.
      Memorial services will be held in Harrodsburg at a later date to be announced.
      Memorial contributions are suggested for the Ragged Edge Community Theater, P.O. Box 157, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.
      McClellan Funeral Home of Harrodsburg is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Duane L. 'Doc' Killinger
      Died March 8, 1999
      GAINES, Mich. - Duane L. "Doc" Killinger, 66, of Gaines, died Monday at his residence,
      He was born March 13, 1932, in Sebewaing, the son of Herman and IO (Dangler) Killinger. He married Helen M. Koepf on March 19, 1955, in Sebewaing.
      Doc had resided in Gaines since 1966, moving from Flint. He retired in 1980 from Fisher Body Plant 1, with 30 years of service. A veteran of the Korean War, he was also a member of the Swartz Creek American Legion Post No. 294.
      Surviving are his wife, Helen M.; four children Kay (Edward) Johnson of Byron, Duane (Melinda) Killinger Jr. of Gaines, Kathy (Roger) Scheuerman of Traverse City and Dennis Killinger of Saginaw; nine grandchildren, Rebecka, Brian, Chad and Jason Johnson, Leah and Kevin Killinger, and Kelly, Ryan and Cody Scheuerman; six brothers, LaVere (Dora) of Pigeon, John (Shirley) of Caro, Robert of Flint, Ronald (Elsa) of Pigeon, Arnold of Sebewaing and Dan (Lois), also of Sebewaing; one sister, Joyce (Lloyd) Harder of Owendale, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Pastor Arnold J. Kunde will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      Those desiring may make contributions to Grace Lutheran Church in Durand, McLaren Hospice or Swartz Creek American Legion Post No. 294.
     
      Phyllis D. Popa
      Died March 5, 1999
      KALKASKA/MANCELONA - Phyllis D. Popa, 76, of Kalkaska/Mancelona, died Friday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      She was resident of the Kalkaska/Mancelona area for the last 15 years, coming from Royal Oak. She and her husband did a lot of traveling and they used to love camping. Most recently, she loved crossword puzzles and word-search puzzles.
      Born Dec. 13, 1922, in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Everton and Alice (House) Switzer. On March 27, 1945, in Isadore, she married Felix Popa who survives.
      Also surviving is a son, Leonard J. Popa of Holly; a daughter, Marjorie (Brian) Dawson of Royal Oak; a sister, Lucille McCasey of California; a brother, Keith Switzer of Berkley; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Mary Switzer.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home; the Rev. Dale Magoon will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Berkley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
     
      Merle L. Roninger
      Died March 8, 1999
      GLEN ARBOR - Merle L. Roninger, 87, died Monday at her home in Glen Arbor.
      Merle was born July 31, 1911, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Archibald and Lida Roninger. The family moved to Detroit shortly thereafter.
      She attended Liggett School, graduating in 1929, and continued her education at the Detroit Commercial College.
      Merle was a legal secretary for 38 years for Kenneth Murray, attorney for the Detroit Free Press. She moved to Birmingham in 1953, where she was a longtime volunteer at the Baldwin Library. She continued volunteer work at the Glen Lake Community Library in Empire when she moved to Glen Arbor in 1983. She was an active member of the Glen Arbor Women's Club, serving as secretary and later becoming president from 1987 to 1989. In addition to being an avid reader, Merle was very talented in crafts, enjoying crocheting and knitting. She gave most of her beautiful afghans to friends and charitable organizations.
      Her greatest love went to her friends, to whom she was so generous with her time and loving spirit, and to her beloved Boston Terriers who were always with her.
      Merle was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Archibald E. Roninger Jr.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
      Memorial tributes may be made to the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, the Grand Traverse Area Hospice or the Cherryland Humane Society.
     
      Lorraine M. Schall
      Died March 5, 1999
      WINTER PARK, Fla. - Lorraine M. Schall, 79, formerly of Traverse City and Green Valley, Ariz., died Friday in Winter Park.
      She was born in Glen Arbor, Mich., on Aug. 30, 1919, the daughter of Clinton B. and Hannah M. (Hansen) Fisher.
      She was a graduate of Traverse City Central High School, and on Sept. 7, 1940, married Traverse City businessman, Richard J. Schall, who preceded her in death in 1977.
      Lorraine served as president of the Munson Hospital Women's Auxiliary, was a member of the Rotary-Ann's of the Traverse City Rotary Club, a member of the Traverse City Golf and Country Club and the Daisy Chain of the Traverse City Elks Club. She was a charter member of the "Go-Go Grandmother's Bridge Club of Traverse City
      She is survived by her children, Andrea L. (Walter) Cox of Williamsburg and Richard J. (Jane) Schall Jr. of Winter Park, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Cox of New York, N.Y., and John W. Cox of Traverse City; brother, Lee W. (Eileen) Fisher of Apple Valley, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Anne L. Fisher of Traverse City.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bud E. and Ford H. Fisher.
      A private service will be held for family and friends in the late spring.
      For those who wish, memorials may be directed to VITAS Hospice at 2500 Maitland Center, Suite 300, Maitland, FL 32751, or the charity of one's choice.
     
     
      CLARA OTILIE FOREN, 81, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Traverse City. A homemaker, she was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Dearborn.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kirk-in-the-Woods Cemetery, Cedarholm Chapel in Bloomfield Hills. Arrangements are by the Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      MADELEINE OUVRY, 95, of Mancelona, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona; a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
     
      CLIFFORD A. STORTZ, 91, of Beulah, died Wednesday afternoon, March 10, 1999, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes of Benzonia.
     
      ALICE S. SZYMAREK, 73, of Stronach, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      Anna Pavlovic Haug
      Died March 6, 1999
      BYRON CENTER - Anna Pavlovic Haug, 85, of Byron Center, died Saturday at Railside Living Center in Byron Center.
      Born Jan. 27, 1914, in Chicago, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Sinko) Pavlovic. On Sept. 6, 1938, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Detroit, she married Martin Haug.
      Anna had lived in Byron Center for the past year, before that she had lived in Traverse City for four years and Oscoda for 30 years. A member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, she was also a member of the church's Variety Club. Anna enjoyed the outdoors - especially fishing and hunting - and was a member of the Van Ettan Lake Sportsmens Club. Prior to retirement, she and her husband owned a fishing resort in Oscoda.
      Survivors include two children, Richard (Bernice) Haug of Palatine, Ill., and Sharon (John) Mack of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Richard Martin of Atlanta, Ga., David Martin of Los Angeles, Julianne Haug of Evanston, Ill., Andrea Mack of Marshall, and Denise Mack of Takasaki, Japan; brothers, Ernest Pavlovic of Karlin, and John Pavlovic of Traverse City; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Pavlovic of Interlochen; three nieces; a nephew; and two great-nephews.
      Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, on Dec. 12, 1989; her brothers, Frank and Joe Pavlovic; and a sister, Susan Brown.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church; the Rev. William Lipscomb will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or the National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184.
     
      Colleen A. Purvis
      Died March 9, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Colleen A. Purvis, 70, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 30, 1928, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Neil and Carrie (Forton) Pierce. On Aug. 26, 1950, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, she married H. Glenn Purvis.
      A 1946 graduate of St. Francis High School, Colleen was the class salutatorian; she also attended Central Michigan University. Retired from the Traverse City Board of Realtors where she had served as the group's accountant, Colleen had worked at the Dennos Museum as a volunteer. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic minister. Colleen was a past president of Daisy Chain, an auxiliary of the Elks Club, and sang with Sweet Adelines for many years. An avid downhill skier, she especially enjoyed mountain skiing out West. She also enjoyed boating and traveling. Colleen spent entire summers at the family cottage on Lake Leelanau and loved being surrounded by her family. A person who loved entertaining, she was most happy when surrounded by people.
      Survivors include her husband, H. Glenn; four children, Craig (Valene) Purvis of Traverse City, Cherie (Lee) Taylor of Salt Lake City, Michelle (Scott) Gordon of Glen Lake, and Glenn (Richelle) Purvis of Livonia; a sister, Joan (Robert) Haas of Bay City; eight grandchildren, Heather, Christopher, Carrie, Nicole, Emily, Zachary, Whitney, Macenzie, and Clay; and several nieces and nephews.
      Colleen was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church; the Rev. James Gardiner will serve as celebrant.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Traverse City St. Francis High School Scholarship Fund in her name.
     
     
      A. GILBERT "GIL" HUTTON, 81, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. He was born June 16, 1917, in Anderson, Ind., and was a retired photographer.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date in Lafayette, Ind. The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of local arrangements.
     
      CEPHAS TULLER, 84, of Interlochen, passed away at his home.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      FORD JONES, 91, of K.P. Lake in Crawford County, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.
      A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home McEvers Chapel in Grayling, where friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Another service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at First United Presbyterian Church in South Lyon, where the body will lie in state from noon until the time of service.
     
      Anna Pavlovic Haug
      Died March 6, 1999
      BYRON CENTER - Anna Pavlovic Haug, 85, of Byron Center, died Saturday at Railside Living Center in Byron Center.
      Born Jan. 27, 1914, in Chicago, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Sinko) Pavlovic. On Sept. 6, 1938, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Detroit, she married Martin Haug.
      Anna had lived in Byron Center for the past year, before that she had lived in Traverse City for four years and Oscoda for 30 years. A member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, she was also a member of the church's Variety Club. Anna enjoyed the outdoors - especially fishing and hunting - and was a member of the Van Ettan Lake Sportsmens Club. Prior to retirement, she and her husband owned a fishing resort in Oscoda.
      Survivors include two children, Richard (Bernice) Haug of Palatine, Ill., and Sharon (John) Mack of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Richard Martin of Atlanta, Ga., David Martin of Los Angeles, Julianne Haug of Evanston, Ill., Andrea Mack of Marshall, and Denise Mack of Takasaki, Japan; brothers, Ernest Pavlovic of Karlin, and John Pavlovic of Traverse City; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Pavlovic of Interlochen; three nieces; a nephew; and two great-nephews.
      Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, on Dec. 12, 1989; her brothers, Frank and Joe Pavlovic; and a sister, Susan Brown.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church; the Rev. William Lipscomb will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or the National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184.
     
      Clifford A. Stortz
      Died March 10, 1999
      HONOR - Clifford A. Stortz, 91, formerly of Lansing and a Benzie County resident since 1971, died Wednesday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
      Born Sept. 27, 1907, in Ingham County, he was the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Wieland) Stortz.
      As a young man, he began his working career as a farmer. He then attended and graduated from Lansing Business University. He worked for 28 years for Diamond Reo Trucks, a division of White Motor Co., and retired in 1969. The Reo Motor Co. manufactured war parts during World War II.
      Clifford was a very handy and crafty person who enjoyed working with wood. Through his company, Stortz Craft Industries and Wood Specialties, he constructed many gun cases and cabinets, but his main projects were clocks, jewelry and music boxes, and bird feeders. He also remodeled many homes, kitchens and cottages. He was a member of the Frankfort Wesleyan Church and the American Association for Retired Persons. He also enjoyed boating.
      He is survived by his son, Randall of Lansing; very special friend Stella Deemer of Beulah; and a sister, Dorothy Gladstone of Lansing. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Cooley.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Perry Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. The Rev. Bill Lyons of the Frankfort Wesleyan Church will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will take place this spring in Homestead Township Cemetery.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Heart Association.
     
      Edith L. McPherson
      Died March 1, 1999
      JACKSON, Mich. - Edith Lucile McPherson, 87, of Jackson, died on Monday, March 1, 1999, at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla., while visiting her daughter.
      She was born on April 13, 1911, in Traverse City, the daughter of Roy L. and Edythe Belle (Mann) Chance. She moved to Jackson in 1951.
      After the death of her mother in 1934, Lu, as she was affectionately called, became surrogate mother to her younger sisters and brothers. She was always there when she was needed.
      She was an accomplished seamstress, a fabulous cook and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
      She and her husband of 62 years, Perry I. McPherson, loved to travel, spending many winters in Arizona and Florida. He preceded her in death in 1997.
      She also was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia I. Devendorf of Frederick, Md.; three brothers, Paul S. Chance of Traverse City, Roy R. Chance of Ann Arbor, and Willis G. "Bill" Chance of Grayling.
      She is survived by her son, Rand Chance (Doloris) McPherson of Moscow, Mich.; two daughters, Ann Jean (Nick) Vandenbelt of Titusville, Fla., and Joan Marie (Gary) Gaston of Jackson, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalie Happy of Traverse City, Dorothy (Dick) Knox of Escanaba, and Joyce (Jerome) Burrows of Acme; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. June 17, 1999, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City. Memorial gifts in her memory may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Rd. Arrangements were by North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville.
     
      VIVA M. MINER, 55, of East Jordan, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
     
      Lawrence H. 'Tony'Gilroy Sr.
      Died March 4, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Lawrence H. "Tony" Gilroy Sr., 80, of Frankfort and Cadillac, died Thursday afternoon, March 4, at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Born June 6, 1918, in Elberta, Mich., he was the son of David "Tone" and Laura (Senseth) Gilroy.
      He was valedictorian of the Frankfort High School class of 1935 and graduated from Michigan Tech with degrees in mining engineering and civil and construction engineering. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and spent three years in the South Pacific in New Guinea and Borneo as a captain and flight engineer with a bomber squadron. An avid horseman, he was a member of the Michigan Trail Riders Association and, along with his friend, Dick Penfold, and their steeds Jesse and Nugget, made many rides across the State of Michigan. He also was a past president of the Benzie Kiwanis Club.
      He was City Superintendent of the City of Frankfort in 1947, before becoming a bridge project engineer for the State of Michigan. During the next 34 years, he built many bridges, including ones in Bay City and Charlevoix, and the double-deck lift bridge in Houghton-Hancock, Mich. He retired as the district engineer in Cadillac in 1981.
      Survivors include his wife, Marge, of Cadillac; her daughter, Carol Arens of Southfield, Mich.; his three sons, Roger Gilroy and David Gilroy of Frankfort, and Lawrence H. (Susie) Gilroy Jr. of DeWitt, Mich.; one daughter, Maureen (Danny) Miura of Honolulu, Hawaii; and two granddaughters, Kristin and Erin Miura of Honolulu.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Leola Yoder.
      A memorial service will be held this summer. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah.
      The family requests that memorials be directed to The Maples in Frankfort, where Tony received loving care with dignity.
     
      Theresa Michels
      Died March 12, 1999
      HANNAH - Theresa Michels, 73, of Hannah, died Friday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Blair Township, she was the daughter of Peter and Emma (Biermacker) Schaffer. She married Earl F. Michels on Jan. 18, 1950, in Traverse City. A lifelong resident of Hannah, she was employed by Essex Wire for 24 years.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Edward Schaffer; and two sisters, Fern Straub and Lucy Schaffer.
      She is survived by nine children, Linda Michels of Traverse City; Ruth Saxton, Roger (Nancy) Michels, Gordy Michels, Bob (Charmaine) Michels, Bev (Carl) Maddox, and Marlene Michels, all of Kingsley; Nancy Novak of Canton, Mich.; and Elaine Cizek of Interlochen; one sister, Irene Stiets; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15. Burial will be in St. Mary's of Hannah Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Kingsley Fire Department. Arrangements were handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home.
     
      Kenneth G. Slough
      Died March 9, 1999
      EAST JORDAN - Kenneth G. Slough, 77, died Tuesday at his East Jordan home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m., at East Jordan Missionary Church.
      Kenneth was born October 14, 1921, on his family's Ellsworth farm. He attended the Wright Country School in Banks Township and graduated from East Jordan High School. After graduation, Kenneth attended a mechanic trade school in Lansing. He owned and operated the East Jordan Auto Parts for 55 years, among other business enterprises.
      He is survived by his wife, Ina Slough; children Jean Cole of Saginaw, Jane (Dan) Peters of Hale, Joan Nowak of Ellsworth, Bertha (Robert) Hommer of Skanee, John Slough of East Jordan, James (Kathryn) Slough of Ellsworth, Janet Renkiewicz of Boyne City, and Julie (James) Runstrom of Interlochen; a close companion, Ardeth (Brock) Slough, of Petoskey, and children William (Julie) Slough of Hancock, Wesley Slough of Bloomington, Ill., and Jennifer Slough of Lexington, Ky.; a sister Alice (Slough) Fazlollah of Atlanta, Ga.; and her two children. Kenneth has 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosena (Grettenberger) Slough, and his father, William D. Slough. Memorials may be given to the Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree, 15645 Klooster Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720.
      CARLOS BOLADO, 71, of Frankfort, died Saturday afternoon, March 13, 1999, at the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frnkfort.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Lawrence M. 'Tunk' Smith
      Died March 12, 1999
      ALDEN - Lawrence M. "Tunk" Smith, 91, of Alden, died Friday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      He had been a resident of Alden since 1946. He had been employed by Buick Motor Car Co. and then worked as a machinist for Cone Drive Gear Co., prior to his retirement. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local No. 21. Tunk's hobbies included bowling, baseball, softball and fishing.
      Born in Custer on Nov. 1, 1907, he was the son of Chris and Pearl Breece Smith. He married Emma Ruth Peterson in Alden on Sept. 15, 1940.
      Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a son, Norman "Pete" (Betty) Smith of Traverse City; two daughters, Ruth Ann Smith of Alden and Mary (Don) Moore of Sears; a brother, L.V. (Mary) Smith of Mancelona; three sisters, Hazel Dickson, Lucille DeWitt, and Viola (Thomas) Merkle - all of Alden; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
      Arrangements are by Wolfe Funeral Home of Kalkaska.
     
     
      JOHN M. APSEY, 67, of Interlochen, died Saturday evening, March 13, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      HATTIE CULP, 95, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
      A graveside memorial service, to be held at Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Arcadia at a future date, will be announced by the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake.
     
      THERESA 'TESSIE' GORNEY, 94, of Manistee, died Sunday morning, March 14, 1999, at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. and an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      Janet Helen Barrientoz
      Died March 13, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Janet Helen Barrientoz, 48, of Suttons Bay, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A homemaker, she was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
      Born in Traverse City on March 3, 1951, she was the daughter of Leonard and Eleanor (Ance) Miller. In Peshawbestown in 1969, she married Jose Luis Barrientoz Sr.
      Janet is survived by five children, Jose Luis "Joey" Barrientoz Jr., Julie Ann Barrientoz, Jamie (Tara) Barrientoz, Elena Barrientoz and Juan "Johnny" Barrientoz - all of Peshawbestown; a sister, Jean Ann (Trinidad) Martinez of Peshawbestown; her father, Leonard; two nephews, Leonard Gregory Miller and Michael William Shigwadja; 11 grandchildren; and many who loved her as an aunt and mom.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yolanda Rose; a brother, Kenneth Miller; her mother, Eleanor; a niece, Bonnie Sue Shigwadja; and a nephew, Russell Kenneth Miller.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Keteri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown; the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala will officiate. Burial will be in the church's cemetery.
     
      Carlos L. Bolado
      Died March 13, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Carlos L. Bolado, a resident of Benzie County since 1968, died suddenly Saturday at the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort at the age of 71.
      Carlos was born April 16, 1927, in Brownsville, Texas, the son of Baltazar and Manuela Guadalupe (Lerma) Bolado. He was united in marriage to Amelia (Fuentes) on Nov. 14, 1948, in Brownsville. Just last year they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
      Carlos was a very outgoing, caring and compassionate man who touched the lives of many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to others whenever someone was in need. Carlos had many interests, including fishing, baseball, exploring and music (especially Tina Turner), but what gave him the most enjoyment, fulfillment and love in his life were his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bendon Eagles.
      Carlos is survived by his wife, Amelia of Frankfort; three sons, Joe (Opelia) Bolado of Frankfort, Baltazar Bolado of Frankfort, and Jessie (Karen) Bolado of Terawa Terrace, N.C.; and six daughters, Mary (Larry) Mortenson of Frankfort, Silvia Bolado of Benzonia, Janie (Art) Nichols of Romeo, Linda (Juan) M‚ndez of Benzonia, Rosa Imelda (George) Bomer of Traverse City, and Mellie (Greg) Long of Frankfort. Also surviving are two brothers, two sisters, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
      Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening at the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes. Services for Carlos will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Blaine Christian Church. Pastor Ed Gilbert will officiate. Burial will take place this spring in the Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy in memory of Carlos may wish to consider the American Diabetes Association or the Kalee Bruce Scholarship Fund.
     
      WILLIAM 'BARNEY' BARNETT, 51, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at his home in East Jordan.
      The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      ANNA ELIZABETH BATES, 98, of Northport, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport.
      Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Berkley First United Methodist Church in Berkley. Burial will be in Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak. Arrangements are by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
     
      BEATRICE CATTEEUW, 91, of Lake Ann, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home.
      Visitation will be held Thursday and services will be held Friday at Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.
     
      SIDNEY G. CLINE, 79, of Traverse City, died Sunday evening, March 14, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      SOPHIE E. RAKOCZY, 86, of Grayling, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Mercy Manor in Grayling. A homemaker, she was born May 14, 1912, in Chicago.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      CEPHAS TULLER, 84, of Interlochen, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at his home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the Cephas Tuller Memorial Fund.
     
      John M. Apsey
      Died March 13, 1999
      INTERLOCHEN - John M. Apsey, 67, of Interlochen, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 30, 1931, in Flint, he was the son of John William and Leola (Flickeger) Apsey. On Aug. 17, 1984, in Traverse City, he married Bernadine E. "Bernie" Pratt.
      A retired architect and former resident of Flint, John was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed golf, traveling and walking along the beach hunting for Petoskey stones.
      Survivors include his wife, Bernie of Interlochen; two sons, Edwin Chapman of Traverse City and Curtis (Cheryl) Chapman of Cadillac; two daughters, Cindy Peek of Belleville and Karen (Sean) Allen of Hume, Mo.; five grandchildren, Angie, Aime, Jason, Ashley, and Krista; a brother, Charles (Toni) Apsey of Traverse City; a sister, Jeanne (Elwood) Hardenburg of Mount Rose; three nieces; six nephews; and his pal - Mackie.
      John was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call at the time of the memorial service which will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City. Wesley J. Benner will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
     
      Vera I. O'Rourke
      Died March 14, 1999
      MESICK - Vera I. O'Rourke, 92, of Mesick, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born Feb. 12, 1907, in Alma, the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Thompson) Nestle. On Dec. 28, 1929, in Lansing, she married Edward O'Rourke and in 1931 they moved to Mesick.
      Vera was a charter member of the Mesick Women's Club and served has head of the Mesick Service Committee which published "Letter From The Home Folks," which was mailed to as many as 500 Mesick area service persons during World War II. She was director of the Mesick Canning Center for many years, past secretary of the Community Service School Program in Mesick and was a charter member of the Mesick Golden Agers. During her spare time, Vera enjoyed cooking and sewing and was a frequent participant in numerous community social and charitable activities. She was also a Camp Roy-El volunteer for many years.
      Vera is survived by her daughter, Patricia (David) Mullaney of Mesick; two sons, Thomas J. (Valerie) O'Rourke of Canadian Lakes and Michael E. O'Rourke of Orange Beach, Ala.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward O'Rourke, her sister, Vida Turney of Lansing, and a grandson.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date which will be announced.
      The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Anna A. (Pacek) Rau
      Died March 14, 1999
      NEW LOTHROP - Anna A. (Pacek) Rau, 82, of New Lothrop passed away Sunday at Memorial Healthcare Center in Owosso. She was a former resident of Freeland.
      Survivors include her children, Maxine (Dale) Hensler of Saginaw, Patricia (Wilfred) Henige of New Lothrop and Karen (James) Mudgett of Traverse City.
      Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1970.
      Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.
      Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation.
     
      Julia May (Bartlett) Sisco
      Died March 13, 1999
      ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Julia May (Bartlett) Sisco, 87, of Englewood, died Saturday in Cape Coral.
      She was born June 9, 1911, in Northport, Mich., the daughter of Oscar and Lulu (Hurd) Bartlett.
      Julia was a graduate of Northport High School and County Normal School. She later taught school in Leelanau County. A resident of Flushing, Mich., for 35 years, she retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. of Flint, Mich., in January 1971. Julia wintered in Englewood and summered in Lake Leelanau, Mich. She was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church and the Englewood Chapter No. 300 of The Order of the Eastern Star and Worthy Matron of Flushing, Mich., Chapter No. 176 O.E.S. from 1968 to 1969.
      Survivors include her son, Terry R. Pertner; her daughter-in-law, Georgina W. Pertner; three grandchildren, Carol M. Davis, Donald R. Pertner, and Melissa A. Pertner; two great-grandchildren, Gina M. Davis and Jazmin K. Sua; all of Cape Coral. She also leaves three sisters, Cora Beers of Lake, Mich., Dorothy Crosby of Cincinnati, and Carol Plamondon of Lake Leelanau, Mich.; and a brother, Glen Bartlett of Lansing, Mich.
      She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald J. Sisco; and three brothers, Leroy Bartlett and Ralph Bartlett - both of Lansing, and Kendall Bartlett of Sacramento, Calif.
      Memorial church services and a funeral ceremony of The Order of the Eastern Star will be conducted at the Englewood United Methodist Church Chapel at a date to be announced later.
      Graveside services will be conducted at the Leelanau Township cemetery in Northport this summer at a date to be announced later.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Fund of the Englewood United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements were handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, Mich.
     
     
      Memorial services for MYRON 'MIKE' ENGSTROM, 76, of Rapid City, formerly of Bay City, who died Feb. 19, 1999, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. Burial will be in Floral Gardens cemetery association in Bay City. Arrangements are by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      A memorial Mass for Mary McDonald, 94, of Traverse City, who died Jan. 4., will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City.
      She was born Feb. 4, 1904, in Manistee. The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City was in charge of arrangements including burial, which took place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
     
      CLEMENCE F. WACLAWSKI, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City.
      A full obituary will run in the Thursday Record-Eagle.
     
      Sidney Glen Cline
      Died March 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Sidney Glen Cline, 79, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Napoleon, Ohio, he was the son of A.M. and Jenny (Davis) Cline.
      Sidney lived and worked for most of his life in Traverse City, where he married his childhood sweetheart, Jean Weese, and was happily in love for the most part of 60 years.
      He worked at many things, including a job at Parson's Manufacturing where he helped to build the first-stage fuel tubes for the first man to the moon missions. He retired from United Technologies as the maintenance supervisor. Sidney enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and having friends over for dinner and to play cards. He also enjoyed the companionship he found in new friends while playing euchre at the senior center. He will be sorely missed by all his friends and relatives who wish him a peaceful life hereafter.
      Survivors include his wife, Jean of Traverse City; his children, Rose Ann Cline-Headley of Phoenix, Ariz., and Art (Kathy Gordon-Cline) Cline of Traverse City; his grandchildren, Chad William, Valarie Cook, Joshua Cline, and Erinn Cline; and his granddaughter-in-law-to-be, Amie Chapman.
      Sidney was preceded in death by his mother; father; two sisters, Melba Newman and Alice Griffith; and two brothers, Wayne and Art Cline.
      No funeral services will be held. There will be a get-together at the American Legion Hall on Hastings Street in Traverse City from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday for all who wish to come.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Frederick Charles 'Fritz' Herman
      Died March 15, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Frederick Charles "Fritz" Herman, 74, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 24, 1924, in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Carl and Clarabelle (Kroupa) Herman. On Nov. 28, 1946, at St. Michaels Church in Suttons Bay, he married Lucille Louise McManus.
      Fritz had retired after 41 years as a bus driver for the Suttons Bay schools. He ran Hermans Garage, his family business, and was a member of St. Michaels Parish. He was well known for his vegetable garden, which he loved. Fritz also loved his grandchildren.
      Survivors include his wife, Lucille; seven children, Martha (Dale) Vandenburg of Suttons Bay, Frederick C. (Linda) Herman of St. Joseph, Tenn., Thomas (Carolyn) Herman of Suttons Bay, Marge (Mark) Liggett of Suttons Bay, Mary Lou (John) Schaub of Lake Leelanau, Alvine (Janice) Herman of Suttons Bay, and Ann Herman of Suttons Bay; a brother, Ralph Herman of Suttons Bay; two sisters, Mary Jane GeRoy of Traverse City and Florence Wyatt of Naples, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      Fritz was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Lee; his parents; and a brother, Richard.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; there will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Suttons Bay; the Rev. Wayne Dziekan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michaels Catholic Church and St. Marys Catholic Church or School.
     
      Margery L. Riehl
      Died March 16, 1999
      ALANSON - Margery L. Riehl, 71, of Alanson, died Tuesday at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      Margery was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Lansing, the daughter of Everett and Pearl Emerson. She grew up in Traverse City and was a graduate of Traverse City High School, class of 1946.
      On October 27, 1946, she married Vern Riehl in Traverse City.
      In 1949 Margery and Vern moved to Petoskey. In the late 1960s Margery began working for the Petoskey public school system as a secretary She retired in 1984. Margery's greatest source of pride was her family. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
      Margery was a member of the Petoskey United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Petoskey Whirl-a-ways square dancing club as well as a member of the Outboard Club.
      Margery is survived by her husband Vern; and their children, Everett and his wife, Shonny of Harbor Springs, Paul and his wife, Kathi of Bay City, Margo Bouchard and her husband, Paul of Petoskey; her daughter-in-law, Cathy "Katie" Riehl of Boyne City; eight grandchildren, Tyra, Hillary, Arik, Frances, PauI, Andrea, Nicholas, and Adam; her sister, Elaine Cadmus of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her son, Scott, in 1991.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Mitchum will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.
     
      MARY KATHERINE KIEFABER, 79, of Traverse City, died Tuesday evening, March 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
      A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle.
     
      MICHAEL P. MIKOWSKI, 43, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Traverse City, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Frank J. Flowers
      Died March 16, 1999
      CEDAR - Frank J. Flowers, 71, of Cedar, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Born April 25, 1927, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Robert and Gladys (Vogt) Flowers. On Nov. 27, 1948, in Detroit, he married Delphine Cecelia Wygocki.
      Frank, a retired painting contractor, was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Isadore. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Air Force in Italy.
      Survivors include his wife; four sons, Frank (Pat) Flowers Jr. of Gowen, Greg (Mary) Flowers of Maple City, Raymond (Vickie) Flowers of Charlevoix, and Ronald (Sue) Flowers of Cedar; four daughters, Christine (David) Danielson of East Jordan, Virginia (Glenn) Carlson of Cedar, Deanna (Al) Pearles of Ypsilanti, and Delores "Lulu" (John) Scheidel of Traverse City; 19 grandchildren; and two-and-a-half great-grandchildren.
      Frank was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth; his grandson, R.J.; two brothers, Robert and Ted; and a sister, Delores.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore; the Rev. Jerry Hunko will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
      Memorials may be given to the Flowers family.
      The Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Clemence F. 'Clem' Waclawski
      Died March 15, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Clemence F. "Clem" Waclawski, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      The son of Joseph and Josephine (Rosinski) Waclawski, Clem was born June 20, 1919, in Cedar, which is where he grew up. On June 14, 1947, in the Bohemian settlement of Leelanau County, he married Agnes Kurina who was a resident of Maple City. After their marriage, they moved to Traverse City.
      A member of the U.S. Signal Corps, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was proud to be a Veteran of Foreign Wars and was a life member of the Cherryland VFW Post No. 2780.
      A finish carpenter, he retired in 1985 after being employed by Comstock Construction Co. and other local contractors. Clem enjoyed working in his shop and even after retirement continued to work on numerous projects for others. He valued hard work and a job well done, whether an intricate cabinet for a client or repairing a small rocking chair for his grandchildren. He recently received a life membership award from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, having been a member for over 50 years.
      Clem was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City for over 50 years.
      He and his wife enjoyed gardening very much and had many gardens where they grew the best fruits and vegetables. In his later years, Clem also enjoyed growing roses. He was an avid baseball fan and especially enjoyed the Detroit Tigers.
      Survivors include a son, Fred (Gayle) Waclawski of Traverse City; two daughters, Elizabeth (Charlie) Bates of Anchorage, Alaska, and Shirley Waclawski of Traverse City; four brothers, Isadore Waslawski of Traverse City, Noah (Gertrude) Waclawski of Grand Rapids, Joe (Joanne) Waslawski of Traverse City, and Andrew Waclawski of Traverse City; five sisters, Blanche Jozwiak of Bowlingbrook, Illinois, Michaeline Novak of Cedar, Orpha Cunningham of Traverse City, Leona Bush of Shelby Township, and Alice Waclawski of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Clem was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes, in 1990; and two brothers, Leonard Waclawski and Edmund Waslawski.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Bill Lipscombe will serve as celebrant. Burial will be this spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Isadore.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions or Cherryland VFW Post. No. 2780.
     
      KENNETH CLARKSON, 84, of Mancelona, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at his daughter's home in Mancelona.
      A graveside memorial service will be held at noon May 15 at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona; arrangements by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
     
      RICHARD LEE JACKSON SR., 66, of Mancelona, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at Veteran's Hospital in Ann Arbor.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
     
      ROBERT R. FLEET, 88, of Redford, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Burial will take place in the spring.
     
      Mary Katherine Kiefaber
      Died March 16, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Katherine Kiefaber, 79, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born June 9, 1919, in Lancaster, Ohio, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Anna (Stranitrberg) Richardson. She married James A. Kiefaber on Feb. 18, 1939, in Lancaster. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1985. A Traverse City resident since 1954, Mary Katherine was employed by F.W. Woolworth and retired in 1976. She was active in the Girl Scouts and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed bird watching, crossword puzzles and crocheting and especially reciting nursery rhymes to her great-grandchildren.
      She is survived by four children, Jo A. (Jean L.) Dugas of Alden, Mary Margaret Whitney of Texas, and Carol (Larry) Adams and James B. Kiefaber, all of Traverse City; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
      In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; and a daughter, Marie, in infancy.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The Rev. Dave McIntyre will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to East Bay Red Nine. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARY LOUISE (LEUGERS) BOTTENHORN, of Cincinnati and a summer resident of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the Hospice of Cincinnati.
      Services and burial have taken place. Arrangements were by the Hodapp Funeral Home of Cincinnati.
     
      DELBERT J. DESMIT, 83, of Bear Lake, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake.
     
      CARRIE A. KELLY, 81, of Houghton Lake, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A homemaker, she was born June 29, 1917, in Modersville.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Christler Funeral Home in Houghton Lake. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Prudenville. Burial will be in Roscommon Township Cemetery in Houghton Lake.
     
      HOWARD K. KIRSHMAN, 76, of Copemish, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service.
     
      RONALD D. NALLEY, 67, of Manistee, died Friday morning, March 19, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the funeral service which will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      JOYCE L. VANDENHOUT, 70, of Traverse City, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City. She was born March 23, 1928.
      Friends may call one hour before funeral services which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      ROBERT S. WARD, 83, of Traverse City, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      Michael P. Mikowski
      Died March 16, 1999
      STERLING HEIGHTS - Michael P. Mikowski, 43, a former resident of Traverse City, died Tuesday at his home in Sterling Heights.
      He was born June 11, 1955, in Traverse City, the son of Peter F. and Dorothy (Lindtner) Mikowski.
      Michael attended Traverse City schools and graduated from the University of Michigan. He was employed for many years as a systems analyst by E.D.S. in Troy. Michael enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage on Lake Leelanau and found pleasure in gourmet cooking.
      Survivors include his father; his stepmother, Violet; two brothers, Chuck (Cheri) Mikowski of Sparta and Jeff (Nancy) Mikowski of Traverse City; four stepsisters, Cynthia Harris of Traverse City, Gail Westover of Maple City, Lorinda Tomlinson of Flint, and Brenda Solan of Albuquerque, N.M.; two nephews, Alan and Greg; two nieces, Cassandra and Jennifer; and several aunts and uncles.
      Michael was preceded in death by his mother; an infant brother, Theadore; and a very special cousin, Darlene Olk.
      A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church; the Rev. James Gardiner will serve as celebrant. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis food pantry, the Father Fred Foundation, or Mass Intentions.
     
     
      JOHN 'BOB' CREAGAN, 84, of Leland, died Saturday, May 20, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      HERBERT E. CURRY, 80, of Sea Level, N.C., died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Sailors Snug Harbor in Sea Level. Herbert was a former resident of Suttons Bay.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      DOROTHY M. MILLER, 87, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee; evening prayers will be prayed at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
     
      Lynn Thomas Rayle Sr.
      Died March 19, 1999
      RAPID CITY - Lynn Thomas Rayle Sr., 83, of Rapid City, passed away Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Almira Township in Benzie County and was the youngest son of Ellis and Mary Alice (Edwards) Rayle. On April 15, 1939, in Alden, he married S. Louise Barber. They had 55 wedded years together before her death in 1995.
      Lynn graduated from Benzonia High School in 1933. He then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served at camps in Michigan and Illinois. He managed Incochee Farm from 1943 to 1970 and then owned and operated Rayle's Sawmill and Wood Stoves through 1987. He and Louise retired to Rapid City where he continued his hobbies of auctions, garage sales and his lifelong interest in local history. Lynn was a member of several local historical societies and was instrumental in the reprinting of several local history books. He worked to save the old Blair townhall and to have it set up as a museum on the grounds of the Northwestern Michigan Fair. For many years he tended the museum during fair week, displaying his collection of antiques. In 1988 he and Louise were honored with the Greater Michigan Foundation Michigan Week Volunteer Leadership Award and, in 1933, the Heritage Award from the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society for their work in local history. Lynn was a member and past president of the Traverse City Eagles.
      He is survived by three children, Lynn Jr. (June) of St. Joseph, Shirley (Steven D.) Johnson of Lake Ann, and Roger (Linda) of Ann Arbor; nine grandchildren, Angela (Kurt) Brandstadt, Andrew (Michelle) Rayle, Ronald Flaska, Stephen (Jessica) Johnson, Mary Alice (Jonathan) Fouch, Nathan and David Johnson, and Lisa and Michael Rayle; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Erma Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.
      Lynn was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Almira Cemetery in Lake Ann.
      Memorials may be made to the Northwestern Michigan Fair museum.
      "Thank you, loving father and grandfather, for touching our lives with all your wisdom," said his family.
     
      CLARA J. CASSIDY, 65, of Frederic, died Sunday, March 21, 1999. A waitress and homemaker, she was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Parvin, Texas.
      Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
     
      CECIL CLOUSE, 89, of Bear Lake, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Memorial Heritage AFC in Onekama.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
     
      JACK W. DIMICK, 73, of Fenton, formerly of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Saginaw.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      NELSON JACHALKE, 55, of Traverse City, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Kathryn L. 'Kay' Clark
      Died March 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kathryn L. 'Kay' Clark, 78, of Bear Lake, Frankfort and Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Kay was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of Glen and Zella (Boice) Marr. She graduated from Western Michigan University and pursued her career in elementary education for over 25 years in Michigan.
      On April 15, 1944, she married Robert Clark who preceded her in death in 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Glen.
      Kay retired from teaching and moved to Bear Lake in 1981. She moved to Frankfort in 1997. She was a recent resident of Orchard Creek apartments in Traverse City.
      Kay was very outgoing and she volunteered for community programs in Bear Lake and Manistee. She was a member of the Bear Lake Womens Club, Retired Teachers of Michigan and various other organizations. Her hearty laugh and sense of humor will long be remembered.
      She is survived by four children, Diane (Daniel) Carr of Honor, Kathleen (Truman) McCasland of Wilmington, N.C., David Clark of Traverse City, and Julie (Frank) Doherty of Oscoda; and seven grandchildren.
      A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Beulah where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Frankfort; Monsignor David Gemuend will serve as celebrant.
      Memorials may be directed to The Maples, Benzie County Medical Care Facility, 210 Maple St., Frankfort, MI 49635.
     
      John R. 'Bob' Creagan
      Died March 20, 1999
      LELAND - John R. "Bob" Creagan, 84, of Leland, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 7, 1914, in Grand Rapids, he was the son of John and Mabelle (Saul) Creagan.
      Bob attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. He was a retired Certified Public Accountant and had worked for Konapak and Dalton of Toledo. He enjoyed public speaking and had been the treasurer of the Toledo Opera Club. Bob was a member of St. Mary's Church in Lake Leelanau. He was an avid golfer and tennis player.
      Survivors include his wife, Jeanette J. Creagan, whom he married on April 15, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio; a son, Timothy (Sandy) Creagan; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Ryan; a brother, Don (Muriel) Creagan; two sisters, Betty Martin and Geraldyne Creagan; and several nieces and nephews.
      Bob was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, and his brother, Jack.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at St. Mary's Church; the Rev. Jerry Hunko will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's School in Lake Leelanau.
      The Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay was in charge of arrangements.
     
      Lynn Thomas Rayle Sr.
      Died March 19, 1999
      RAPID CITY - Lynn Thomas Rayle Sr., 83, of Rapid City, passed away Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Almira Township in Benzie County and was the youngest son of Ellis and Mary Alice (Edwards) Rayle. On April 15, 1939, in Alden, he married S. Louise Barber. They had 55 wedded years together before her death in 1995.
      Lynn graduated from Benzonia High School in 1933. He then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served at camps in Michigan and Illinois. He managed Incochee Farm from 1943 to 1970 and then owned and operated Rayle's Sawmill and Wood Stoves through 1987. He and Louise retired to Rapid City where he continued his hobbies of auctions and garage sales and his lifelong interest in local history. Lynn was a member of several local historical societies and was instrumental in the reprinting of several local history books. He worked to save the old Blair townhall and to have it set up as a museum on the grounds of the Northwestern Michigan Fair. For many years he tended the museum during fair week, displaying his collection of antiques. In 1988 he and Louise were honored with the Greater Michigan Foundation Michigan Week Volunteer Leadership Award and, in 1993, the Heritage Award from the Grand Traverse Pioneer and Historical Society for their work in local history. Lynn was a member and past president of the Traverse City Eagles.
      He is survived by three children, Lynn Jr. (June) of St. Joseph, Shirley (Steven D.) Johnson of Lake Ann, and Roger (Linda) of Ann Arbor; nine grandchildren, Angela (Kurt) Brandstadt, Andrew (Michelle) Rayle, Ronald Flaska, Stephen (Jessica) Johnson, Mary Alice (Jonathan) Fouch, Nathan and David Johnson, and Lisa and Michael Rayle; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Erma Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.
      Lynn was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Almira Cemetery in Lake Ann.
      Memorials may be made to the Northwestern Michigan Fair museum.
      "Thank you, loving father and grandfather, for touching our lives with all your wisdom," said his family.
     
      HELEN L. BLOHM, 88, of Florida and Beulah, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at the Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Fla.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      THELMA E. JOHNSON, 81, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her home.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      ELLEN L. PETERSON, 89, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Manistee. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      LAWRENCE A. WEAVER, 73, of Fife Lake, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial gathering for friends has tentatively been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Fife Lake. The Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley will announce complete arrangements in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      LUELLA H. ELMQUEST, 76, of Traverse City, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Jack W. Dimick
      Died March 20, 1999
      FRANKENMUTH - Jack W. Dimick, 73, of Frankenmuth, died Saturday in Saginaw.
      Born Jan. 18, 1926, in Flint, he was the son of George and Margaret (Powell) Dimick. On Aug. 31, 1951, in Owosso, he married Doris W. Bartruff.
      A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8236 in Flint and of the Marine Division Alliance. A welder at General Motors Co., he retired in 1975 and moved to Traverse City where he lived until May 1998.
      Survivors include his wife, Doris of Frankenmuth; his children, Maurice "Lynn" Dimick of Fenton, Wanda (Jack) Allen of Columbia, Tenn., Peggy (Ralph) Hanell of Traverse City, Paulette (David) Overman of Fenton, and Jackie (Tony) Hyde of Millington; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
      Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Frank, George, and Fred; and a sister, Wanda.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home; the Rev. Robert Mayo will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
     
      Albert Gerald 'Gerry' Isaac
      Died March 20, 1999
      WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Albert Gerald "Gerry" Isaac, 81, of Winter Haven, and a former resident of Traverse City, Mich., died Saturday.
      Born in Detroit, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice at Michigan State University. He also earned a doctorate in education (behavioral science) from MSU. Gerry served in the Detroit Police Department from 1942 to 1967 as deputy chief of detectives, district inspector for the West Side and director of technical services. From 1967 to 1980 he worked for the Michigan Department of Attorney General's office as chief investigator of organized crime and deputy chief of consumer fraud.
      Gerry moved to Florida from Traverse City, Mich. in 1980. He was a past president of the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association, president of Dad's Club of St. Scholastica Church in Detroit, past commodore of Lake Region Golf Club, past president of Michigan Chiefs of Police, a member of the Knights of Columbus and an elder at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven.
      Survivors include his wife, Patricia Carew Isaac of Winter Haven; two daughters, Lois Ullmann of Baltimore, and Linda Scott of Traverse City, Mich.; a son, Daniel Isaac of Traverse City, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Shelly Palczewski of Utica, Mich., and Jaqueline Conrad of White River Junction, Vt.; two stepsons, William Carew of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and John Carew of Sparta, N.J.; a sister, Eileen Weber of South Lyon, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Dunn Isaac and a son, Stephen Isaac.
      Memorial services will be held today at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven; Tom McGrath will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests that donations be made to the church or to the charity of one's choice in Gerry's name.
      Sunset Cremations of Altamonte Springs is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Nelson H. Jachalke
      Died March 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Nelson H. Jachalke, 55, of Traverse City, died Sunday, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 9, 1943, in Lansing, he was the son of Herman and Ruth (Finnison) Jachalke. On June 28, 1986, in All Faiths Chapel in Traverse City, he married Janice L. Dobson.
      Nelson was a meat manager for Glen's Market in Kalkaska. He was former meat manager for Giant Super Market and had previously worked at Union Market - both of Traverse City. He enjoyed raising beagles and was a former member of the Cherryland Beagle Club. Nelson was a avid Michigan State University fan and enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, motorcycles, the outdoors and caring for his rose garden.
      Survivors include his wife, Janice of Traverse City; a son, William (Michelle) Jachalke of Traverse City; a sister, Joan (Richard) Whight of Zephyrhills, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; his father-in law and mother-in-law, Ray and Margaret Dobson of Traverse City; his father-in-law, Bill Bates of Houghton Lake.
      Nelson anticipated the arrival of his first grandchild, who is due to be born in June.
      Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Timothy Jachalke in 1996.
      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; the Rev. William Lipscomb will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Foundation, or the Father Fred Foundation.
     
      Deanna S. 'Dee' Long
      Died March 22, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY- Deanna S. "Dee" Long, 55, of Traverse City, passed away Monday at her home, after a long battle with cancer.
      Born Nov. 18, 1943, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Julius and Glada (Davis) Stricker.
      Dee was a graduate of Traverse City High School and had attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City for two years. She worked as a teller in various banks and credit unions in Traverse City and in Grand Rapids. In March 1998, Dee retired from East Traverse Catholic Credit Union in Traverse City because of her illness.
      She loved traveling with her husband and family and enjoyed reading and doing crossword and word-search puzzles. Dee made many beautiful things knitting for her family and friends.
      Survivors include her husband, Leon; a son, Michael (Janine) Schierbeek of Clinton, Wash.; four stepchildren, Cheryl Aney and Kimberly (Thomas) Bloom of Spring Lake, Ron Long and special friend, Jody Foster of Coopersville, and Leon (Holley) Long of Grand Rapids; three sisters, Allene Rokos and Elamae Brief of Traverse City, and Emma Blackmore of Tawas City; a sister-in-law, Janet Stricker of Traverse City; three brothers, Julius "Sonny" (Joyce) Stricker, Richard "Dick" (Cheryl) Stricker, and Rod Stricker and his special friend, Jeanne O'Hearn - all of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends.
      Dee was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Winifred "Winnie" Walter; and a brother, William "Bing" Stricker.
      Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home; Pastor Marvin Rosa will officiate. Burial will be in Cleon Township Cemetery in Pomona.
      If one chooses, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice or the Long Lake Fire Department.
     
      Myrtle Ann (Kirt) Tolstedt
      Died March 19, 1999
      CEDAR - Myrtle Ann (Kirt) Tolstedt, 50, of Northville, formerly of Cedar, died Friday.
      She was the daughter of Inez Kirt of Cedar and the late Alfred Kirt.
      Myrtle was a graduate of Glen Lake High School and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. She devoted her life to God while raising her children and caring for her husband. During her long illness, she also managed to aid the advancement of education as a staff member of the Business Development Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.
      Survivors include her husband, William D. Tolstedt Sr.; her children, William D. Tolstedt Jr., Cynthia "Cindi," Chad, and Lisa Marie Tolstedt; her siblings, Russell R. Kirt, Sandra Kirt, Edward Kirt, Ann (Kirt) Forrester and Mary K. (Kirt) Lizenby.
      Visitation will be held today at Northrup Sasman Funeral Home in Northville and a Mass service will be held Wednesday at Our Lady of Victory Church in Northville.
     
     
      KATHRYN B. HULL, 82, of Manistee, died Tuesday morning, March 23, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services which will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      EDNA E. TROJANEK SWENOR, 92, of East Jordan, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort. Born Jan. 4, 1907, Edna had worked as a bookkeeper.
      The family will receive friends from noon until time of services which will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
     
      HENRY P. 'SUPIE' SUPERNAW, 83, of Charlevoix, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999, at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. He was born May 13, 1915, in Norwood.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary Church in Charlevoix. The Winchester Funeral Home of Charlevoix is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Patricia Ann Deneau
      Died March 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Patricia Ann Deneau, 54, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at her home after a battle with cancer.
      Born March 23, 1945, in North Hornell, N.Y., she was the daughter of Herbert J. DeGroff Sr. and Alida (McGinty) DeGroff. On Sept. 2, 1967, in Perry, N.Y., she married William W. Deneau.
      A resident of Traverse City for the last 21 years, Patricia was a previous resident of Denver, Colo., Ann Arbor and Perry, N.Y.
      Patricia was a member of Bayview Wesleyan Church in Traverse City. Her interests were her family and her home. She loved to travel and learn, and historical sites were her favorite places. She marveled at God's creation and expressed appreciation for His provision of salvation in Jesus Christ. Quiet and unassuming, she retained a ready smile for all she met.
      Survivors include her husband, William of Traverse City; a daughter, Michele A. (Alan) Deneau Sheeley of Traverse City; two sons, Jeffrey W. Deneau of Crown Point, Ind., and David L. Deneau of Naperville, Ill.; two grandchildren, Nicole and Nathan; her mother, Alida DeGroff of Perry, N.Y.; two brothers, Herbert J. (Sylvia) DeGroff Jr. and Gregory (Sue) DeGroff - both of Perry, N.Y.; two sisters, Onolee (James) Franks of Grand Haven and Virginia (Frederick) Casper of New Market, Md.; a special nephew, Andrew DeGroff of Pinehurst, Texas; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
      Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Herbert J. DeGroff Sr.
      Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bayview Wesleyn Church; Pastor Jack Steenbergh will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the Bayview Wesleyan Church, or WLJN Building Project.
     
      Luella H. 'Lu' Elmquest
      Died March 22, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Luella H. "Lu" Elmquest, 76, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 11, 1923, in Michigamme, she was the daughter of Joseph and Harriet (Carkeek) Blake. On Oct. 1, 1949, in L'Anse, she married John A. Elmquest.
      Lu was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she also served as a volunteer, and was a member of Daisy Chain of the Traverse City Elks Club. She was employed as a secretary at Michigan State University for 23 years before retiring in 1981. Lu then served as a secretary at the Grand Traverse Resort for five years and the Traverse City Commission on Aging for three-and-a-half years.
      Survivors include her husband, John A. Elmquest of Traverse City; a son, Patrick (Dianne) Elmquest of Libertyville, Ill.; a daughter, Cheryl Lee (Peter) Turkus of Traverse City; a sister, Marjorie Seavoy of Traverse City; and grandchildren, John Elmquest of Libertyville, Ill., and Stacy Elmquest of Vale, Colo.
      Lu was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call at the time of memorial services which will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
      Memorials in memory of Lu Elmquest may be directed to the Cardio-Pulmonary Unit, c/o the Munson Foundation 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 46984.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Mary Ellen LaPalme
      Died March 22, 1999
      BENDON - Mary Ellen LaPalme, 71, of Bendon, died Monday in Southgate.
      Born Oct. 7, 1927, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Patrick H. and Leona M. (Shinn) O'Donnell. On June 12, 1948, in Melvindale, she married Joseph LaPalme.
      Mary was a member of Friends of the Library, the Interlochen Womens Club, and TOPS. She volunteered at Interlochen Arts Center and with the Munson Medical Center Auxiliary. Mary Ellen loved to socialize and to be around family and friends.
      Survivors include her children, Kathleen (Steven) Correll of Plymouth, Joseph (Teresa) LaPalme of West Bloomfield, Valarie (Robert) Woelkers of Southgate, James (Noralita) LaPalme of Melvindale, Denise (Marvin) Brown of Lincoln Park, Leona (Alan) Birmingham of Heath, Ohio, Mary Annette LaPalme of Bendon, and Robert (Suzanne) LaPalme of Southgate; brothers, Walter (Stella) O'Donnell of Ludington and Peter (Connie) O'Donnell of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee; her husband, Joseph; her parents, Patrick and Leona O'Donnell; and a sister, Sister Rose Patrice O'Donnell O.P.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Traverse City. The Rev. Gerald Micketti will officiate. Burial will be in Inland Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Interlochen Public Library.
     
      Joyce L. VanDenHout
      Died March 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joyce L. VanDenHout, 70, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Joyce was born in Kalkaska County on March 23, 1928, the daughter of Elgie VanDenHout and Ila VaDenHout Tanner.
      Prior to her retirement, she worked as a telephone operator in Traverse City and Flint. She then moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where she worked as a secretary for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, volunteering her time to place many Ukrainian immigrants in homes and jobs. Following her return to Traverse City she was employed by R.L. Polk. She enjoyed genealogy, reading, gardening and antiquing.
      Surviving are brothers, Gordon (Janet) VanDenHout of Sparta and Jim (Pat) VanDenHout of Manawa, Wis.; sisters, Jeanette Vipond of Kalkaska and Joan Bartell of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends in Traverse City, Flint and Buffalo.
      Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. The Rev. Paul Karges will officiate. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Memorial gifts may be made to North Country Hospice.
     
      Lawrence A. Weaver
      Died March 21, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Lawrence A. Weaver, 73, of Fife Lake, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 14, 1925, in Fife Lake, he was the son of Glen and Meda (Hickock) Weaver. In September 1946 he married Ruby Owens.
      A lifelong resident of Fife Lake, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man, and then enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in World War II. Lawrence returned to Fife Lake in 1973 and, in partnership with his brother, Ted, purchased several businesses. He is best remembered as the owner and operator of the hardware store, party store, bar and Sugar Bowl. Lawrence was a member of the American Legion Post No. 219 of Fife Lake.
      Survivors include four sons, Phillip (Constance) Weaver of Buffalo, N.Y., Roger (Kathleen) Weaver of Suttons Bay, Daniel (Pamela) Weaver of Battle Creek, and Garry (Rosemary) Weaver of Battle Creek; two brothers, Theodore (Opal) Weaver of Fife Lake and Glen (Maxine) Weaver of Wayne; two sisters, Mercedes (Andy) Horner of Fife Lake and Shirley (Don) Marhofer of Fife Lake; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, and a brother, Rawson.
      A memorial service will be held this spring. Burial will be in Fife Lake Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post No. 219 of Fife Lake.
      Arrangements are by the Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
      WILMA M. ANDERSON, 94, of Manistee, died Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Manistee. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      Visitation for PATRICIA ANN DENEAU will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bayview Wesleyan Church.
      Patricia, 54, died Tuesday at her home in Traverse City.
     
      A memorial Mass for ALBERTA LARDIE of Albuquerque, N.M., will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
      Alberta, 100, died Feb. 18 in Albuquerque. She was a former resident of Old Mission Peninsula.
     
      GLENN L. SNYDER, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday evening, March 23, 1999, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes and memorial services will follow at 11 a.m.
      A full obituary will appear in the Sunday Record-Eagle.
     
      Helen L. Blohm
      Died March 21, 1999
      BEULAH - Helen L. Blohm, 88, of Beulah and Inglis, Fla., died Sunday at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Fla.
      Born June 10, 1910, in Glen Arbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lottie (Lowrie) Fisher. On June 14, 1926, in Empire, she married John W. Blohm.
      Helen and her husband grew cherries and she was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.
      Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Betty Blohm of Beulah; two granddaughters, Katharine (Richard) Rineer of Burke, Va., and Kristine (Gary) Myers of Northville; a grandson, John (Kathy) Blohm of Birmingham, Ala.; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
      Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sons, George and John Jr.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Bruce Sheets will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Empire.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
      Loyd F. Reiley
      Died March 24, 1999
      BELLAIRE - Loyd F. Reiley, 93, of Bellaire, on Wednesday left Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire to be with the Lord.
      He was born March 26, 1905, in Custer Township, the son of Forrest and Blanche (Dewey) Reiley.
      A 1924 graduate of Bellaire High School, he received a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and a master's degree from Michigan State University. He taught school in Alba, Roscommon, Sterling, Bellaire, Rapid City, Alden and Posen.
      A resident of Bellaire most of his life, Loyd was a member of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church, Gideon International, the Grand Traverse 29ers Mission Group, the Bellaire Lions club, Bellaire Masonic Lodge No. 398 and the Antrim County Retired Michigan Education Association. He enjoyed woodworking and wild-berry picking.
      On Aug. 25, 1934, in Kearney Township, he married Mabel C. Montgomery, who survives.
      Also surviving are three children, Norman J. (Sharon) Reiley of Lima, Ohio, Forrest A. (Lorraine) Reiley of Eastham, Mass., and Martha E. Reiley of Traverse City; a sister, Ella Mae Huffman of Bellaire; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
      Loyd was preceded in death by a sister, Eunice Lambert; a halfbrother, Irwin "Scottie" Bedell; two halfsisters, Alice Clark and Phyliss Priest; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Hauter.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Brown will officiate. Interment will be in Eldred Cemetery in Kearney Township.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
     
      RUTH (DISBROW) BINNS, 63, of Hillsdale, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Benzonia. Born July 20, 1935, in Kaleva, she was the daughter of Alan Stacy and Elsie Ruth (Fuller) Disbrow.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
     
      MALCOLM "MAL" FOERSTER, 66, formerly of Coldwater and a resident of Benzie County since 1978, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Perry Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. No visitation is planned. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
     
      HELEN KATHERINE JARSKI, 86, of Manistee, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
      A prayer service from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
     
      BASIL MOORE, 72, formerly of Boyne City, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his East Jordan home.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
     
      MELVIN NISWANDER JR., 73, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at his East Jordan Home.
      A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan.
     
      Joyce L. VanDenHout
      Died March 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joyce L. VanDenHout, 70, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Joyce was born in Kalkaska County on March 23, 1928, the daughter of Elgie VanDenHout and Ila VanDenHout Tanner.
      Prior to her retirement, she worked as a telephone operator in Traverse City and Flint. She then moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where she worked as a secretary for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, volunteering her time to place many Ukrainian immigrants in homes and jobs. Following her return to Traverse City, she was employed by R.L. Polk. She enjoyed genealogy, reading, gardening and antiquing.
      Surviving are brothers, Gordon (Janet) VanDenHout of Sparta and Jim (Pat) VanDenHout of Manawa, Wis.; sisters, Jeanette Vipond of Kalkaska and Joan Bartell of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends in Traverse City, Flint and Buffalo.
      Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. The Rev. Paul Karges will officiate. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Memorial gifts may be made to North Country Hospice.
     
      VIRGINIA HUBBARD, 71, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at her home in Mancelona.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      STEPHEN PESANSKY, 86, of Benzonia, died Friday morning, March 26, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ALLAN N. STOTT, 74, of Bellaire, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. today at the Ellsworth Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Chris Wallace officiating. Arrangements were made by Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
     
      Winifred A. "Winnie" Braden
      Died March 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Winifred A. "Winnie" Braden, 90, of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Isadore, she was the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Cerkowski) Nowak. In 1926, in Traverse City, she married Carl Braden.
      Winnie was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. She had been employed by Milliken's for many years and also worked as a dental assistant. Winnie enjoyed her family, reading and all needle crafts.
      Survivors include three sisters, Anastasia Podleski of Traverse City, Agnes Lamia of Detroit, and Connie Saunders of Green Valley, Ariz.; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Braden; eight grandchildren, Michael (Theresa) Braden of Traverse City, Nancy Braden of Mount View, Wyo., Barbara (Bill) Warland of Brownsburge, Ind., Phil Becker of Kalamazoo, Audrey Cavonaugh of South Haven, Kurt (Chris) Becker of Mattawan, Cheri Becker of Grand Rapids, and Holly (Mike) Baratta of Grand Rapids; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Braden; a daughter, Marilyn Lynn Becker; a son, Robert Braden; her parents; four sisters; and three brothers.
      Cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Womens Resource Center of Traverse City.
     
      Malcolm 'Mal' Foerster
      Died March 24, 1999
      BEULAH - Malcolm "Mal" Foerster, 66, formerly of Adrian and Coldwater and a resident of Benzie County since 1978, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born January 21, 1933, in Adrian, he was the son of Norman L. and Grace Lucille (Stinson) Foerster. On December 16, 1983, in Coldwater, he was united in marriage to Katherine Miner.
      Mal had served the country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He had worked as an electrical sales representative for Lenawee Electric of Adrian, Englewood Electrical Supply of Coldwater, and Fitzpatrick Electric of Traverse City until his retirement in 1997.
      Mal was a member of the Tri-State University Drama Club, and the Willow Lake Coffee Club. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed many things in life including, Crystal Lake, sailing, carpentry, woodworking, camping and the companionship of his dogs. What gave him the most enjoyment of all was his family.
      Mal is survived by his wife, Katherine, of Beulah and Angola, Ind.; daughter, Karin (David) Miner of Beulah; his father, Norman L. and stepmother, Caroline Foerster of Adrian; two sisters, Sharon (Gary) Lloyd of Wheaton, Ill., and Dianne (Michael) Coutant of Waters. Also surviving are grandchildren, Heather, Jeremy, and Shannon Smith, and Derek Miner; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alexis, and Kristen Smith.
      He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Lucille (Stinson) Foerster; his first wife, Marilu (Herman) Foerster, in 1983; and his daughter, Kristen Collins.
      No visitation is planned. Services for Mal will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Father Patrick Barrett of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton and Pastor Dan Ingersol of Eden Bible Church in Beulah will co-officiate. Burial will take place in the Benzonia Township Cemetery next to his first wife.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy in memory of Mal may wish to consider the Benzie County Animal Welfare League or the Interlochen Arts Academy.
     
      Elizabeth Hopper 'Betty' Lee
      Died March 25, 1999
      THOMPSONVILLE - Elizabeth Hopper "Betty" Lee, 78, of Thompsonville, died in her sleep Thursday at her residence after a long illness.
      She was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Samuel McCarver Sr. and Mamie (Carter) McCarver.
      Betty was a graduate of Southeastern High School in Detroit and a member of the Betsy River Sportsman Lodge. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as playing bingo.
      On. Feb. 8, 1941, in Redford, she married Joy Ernest "Jay" Lee who survives her. Also surviving are her children, Larry L. (Kathy) Lee of Redford Township, Robert C. (Denise) Lee of Thompsonville, Richard R. (Liz) Lee of Canton, Ohio, James E. Lee of Canton, Mich., William H. Lee of Frankfort, and Bonnie L. (Edward) Smith of Thompsonville; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Samuel C. McCarver Jr. of Deana Point, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Betty was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Suggie Faner and Lillian Carver.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home; the Rev. Cy Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Springdale Community Bible Church. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
     
      ARTHUR H. BORNAK, 77, of Lake City, passed away Friday, March 26, 1999. A meat processor, he was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Pontiac.
      Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services which will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City.
     
      A funeral Mass for JOHN R. 'BOB' CREAGAN, 84, of Leland, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Lake Leelanau. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      John died March 20 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A retired Certified Public Accountant, he was born April 7, 1914, in Grand Rapids.
      The Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay is in charge of arrangements.
     
      JEAN GRIFFIN, 85, of Frankfort, died Saturday morning, March 27, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      LEONARD GUTTENBERG, 78, of Traverse City, formerly of New York, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ELSIE A. MOHL, 89, of Traverse City, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
      A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      MARY E. SCHMUCKAL, 76, of Traverse City, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at her home.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Visitation will then move to St. Patricks Catholic Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
      A full obituary will appear in the Monday Record-Eagle.
     
      Winifred A. 'Winnie' Braden
      Died March 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Winifred A. "Winnie" Braden, 90, of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Isadore, she was the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Cerkowski) Nowak. In 1926 she married Carl Braden.
      Winnie was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a life member of Daisy Chain No. 2. She had been employed by Milliken's for many years and also worked as a dental assistant. Winnie enjoyed her family, reading and all needle crafts.
      Survivors include eight grandchildren, Michael (Theresa) Braden of Traverse City, Nancy Braden of Mountain View, Wyo., Barbara (Bill) Worland of Brownsburg, Ind., Phil Becker of Kalamazoo, Audrey Cavanaugh of South Haven, Kurt (Chris) Becker of Mattawan, Cheri Glisson of Grand Rapids, and Holly (Mike) Baratta of Grand Rapids; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anastasia Podleski of Traverse City, Agnes Lamie of Detroit, and Connie Saunders of Grand Valley, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Braden of Traverse City.
      Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Braden; a daughter, Marilyn "Lynn" Becker; a son, Robert Braden; her parents; four sisters; and three brothers.
      Cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Burial will be announced at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Women's Resource Center or to a charity of one's choice.
     
      Charlotte Ruth Craig
      Died March 20, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Charlotte Ruth Craig, 101, of Grand Rapids, died Saturday, March 20, in Grand Rapids.
      She was born June 7, 1897, in Traverse City. Charlotte attended the School of Music in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1918. She also attended music school in Chicago, where she received her master's degree. Charlotte served as head of the voice department of Northern Michigan Teachers College where she a was also a voice teacher from 1926 to 1962.
      A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Heather Hills Care Center in Grand Rapids. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions are suggested for the Northern Michigan University Vocal Department, 130 C Thomas Fine Arts, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.
      The family is being served by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service of Grand Rapids.
     
      Stella M. McKlin
      Died March 26, 1999
      GRAWN - Stella M. McKlin, 90, of Grawn, died Friday evening at her daughter's home in Grawn.
      Born May 8, 1908, in Detroit, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Drabek) Chincinski. On Nov. 26, 1930, in Detroit, she married Joseph L. McKlin.
      A homemaker, Stella was a member of St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church in Hannah. She was a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Detroit and St. Basil Catholic Church in East Detroit and belonged to Daughters of Isabell.
      Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Joseph) Marek of Grawn; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
      Stella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dolores Knecht; a son, Henry McKlin; and a sister, Frances Sulkowski.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church; the Rev. Father Albin J. Gietzen will serve as celebrant. Cremation has taken place and burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Stephen Pesansky
      Died March 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Stephen Pesansky, 86, died Friday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 24, 1912, in Sheppton, Pa., he was the son of Peter and Mary L. (Marchock) Pesansky. A retired steel worker, he had been a resident of Traverse City since 1997, and had formerly lived in Florida and Detroit. Stephen was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed solving puzzles.
      Survivors include three daughters, Marie (Carl) Lints of Elberta, Chini Straubel of Interlochen, and Sue (Steve) Lowry of Benzonia; six grandchildren, Hope Fredrickson, T.J. Puckett, Angie and Shawn Erving, and Chris and Greg Lowry; and two great-grandchildren.
      Stephen was preceded in death by his parents and 13 brothers and sisters.
      Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Glenn L. Snyder
      Died March 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Glenn L. Snyder, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 2, 1909, in Traverse City, he was the son of George and Anna Laura (Mullen) Snyder. On Sept. 2, 1931, in Traverse City, he married Gladys Kevwitch.
      Glenn moved to Dearborn in 1935 to work for Ford Motor Co., where he served as a procurement clerk for 36 years; he was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 172 in Dearborn. He retired in 1972 and moved back to Traverse City. Glenn was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening and spending time in his yard.
      Survivors include a daughter, Shirley (Bill) Deniston of Grawn; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 1993; a son, August Snyder; a daughter, DeLores Joan Noreen; and a brother, Kenneth Snyder.
      Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home; the Rev. Bob Wilson will officiate and a special Masonic Lodge service will be held under the auspices of Masonic Lodge No. 222.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
     
      EDNA M. ADAMCZAK, 74, of Manistee, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, with an evening prayer service at 8 p.m., at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      CARL R. BIRDSALL JR., 70, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born March 12, 1929.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      DORIS MONTERUSSO, 60, of Ludington, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Traverse City.
      A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle. The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      LUCILLE E. SCHULZ, 85, of Traverse City, died at home Sunday morning, March 28, 1999.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      GENEVA M. STEVENS, 98, of Charlevoix, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. She was born Oct. 11, 1900, in Kewanee, Ind.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix.
     
      Jean V. Griffin
      Died March 27, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Jean V. Griffin, formerly of Grand Rapids and a resident of Benzie County since 1959, died Saturday morning at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City at the age of 85.
      Jean was born July 2, 1913, in Aylmar, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Charles and Lucy Ann (Laur) Newell. She attended and graduated from the Pontiac school system in 1932. She was united in marriage to Lawrence "Bill" Griffin in 1948.
      On April 3, 1953, Jean started the Cherry Bowl Drive In of Honor. Even though she was retired from the theater and had recently sold the drive-in, she still kept a keen interest in it until her death. Jean was also the former owner and operator of the Garden Theatre in Frankfort from 1959 to 1971. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Frankfort, Women's Fellowship, Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the National Association of Theatre Owners for over 40 years.
      Jean is survived by nieces and nephews, Robert (Gloria) Watts of Reed City, Fred (Marie) Newell of Phoenix, Ariz., Lucy Ann (Paul) Madden of Naples, Fla., Newell Stuhlfaut of Clawson, Ilene (George) Kolos of Rochester; and her caregivers, registered nurse Cynthia Schnarr, Bill Schnarr, Marilyn Stier and Jackie Winek. Also surviving are her infant friend, Kaitlyn Moore (Marilyn's granddaughter) and toddler Olivia Buzzell and her parents, Saskia and Joel Buzzell.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; seven sisters, Hazel Stiechen, Flossie Bingham, Ruby Watts, Marguerite Priebe, Dolly Stuhlfaut, and infant twins; three brothers, Charles, William, and Ken Newell; and a nephew, Daniel Watts.
      Visitation for Jean will be held one hour before services which will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church in Frankfort. The Rev. Dinah Haag will officiate and Rosemary Abbett will play the organ. Following the services there will be a luncheon in the lower level of the church which the ladies of the church have prepared. After the luncheon, Jean will be buried in the Brookside Cemetery in Scottville next to her husband.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution in Jean's memory to the First Congregational Church of Frankfort.
      The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Leonard Guttenberg
      Died March 27, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Leonard Guttenberg, 78, died Saturday at home in Traverse City.
      A resident of Traverse City for only a short time, he was formerly from New Hyde Park, N.Y.
      Leonard was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy.
      After serving in the navy, he joined his father in their family printing business, the Sisco Printing Co., which existed for over 75 years.
      He was a great follower and lover of the Yankees, Rangers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was very involved in youth hockey on Long Island because he loved his children and wanted to support them. He also enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends.
      Born July 8, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Samuel and Beatrice (Popyer) Guttenberg.
      On May 21, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he married Rita Zimmerman, who survives.
      He is also survived by two sons, Eric (Kathy) Guttenberg of Traverse City and Neil (Kelly) Guttenberg of Port Jervis, N.Y.; a brother, Jerome Guttenberg of New York City; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Laura, and Stephanie, to whom he was very devoted.
      Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Riverside Nassau Chapel in Great Neck, N.Y. Burial will be in Wellwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Association.
      Local arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Mary Elizabeth Schmuckal
      Died March 27, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Elizabeth Schmuckal, 76, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home with her family at her side.
      Born July 3, 1922, in Petoskey, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Joseph) Hoffer. On Oct. 30, 1945, in Hannah, she married Art Schmuckal.
      A resident of Traverse City since 1940, she was the secretary-treasurer of the Schmuckal Oil Co. Mary was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she was a member of the women's guild. She was a member of the Grand Traverse Pavilions board; the Traverse City Golf and Country Club, the Traverse City Elks, Zonta; and the Money Makers Investment Club. Mary served as the honorary co-chair of the Gladhander and, in May of 1997, Northwestern Michigan College named the University Center building after Mary and Arthur. A longtime college supporter, she and her husband were among the first to pledge support to the University Center project - providing leadership for a very successful campaign that brought new higher education opportunities to all area residents.
      Her life was an example of caring for others. She was committed to making her family, friends and those in need feel loved. She loved people and used her gifts to help the world see that love.
      She had always been a gracious, classy lady with a special smile. She was decisive with high values and standards. Mary led a strong spiritual life and was honest and thoughtful of others. She was always organized; everything in its place was one of her traits. She remembered birthdays, anniversaries, births, sicknesses, deaths and holidays by sending cards or making a phone call to that specific person.
      Mary had a lot of pride in her family and their accomplishments along with pride in her community, the educational standards of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools and Northwestern Michigan College.
      She will be remembered as one with her husband. They laughed, traveled and entertained together. Parties and get-togethers were common. She was a most gracious hostess.
      Mary and Arthur celebrated 53 years of marriage together. During that time, the Schmuckal Oil company was started and four very blessed children were born and raised. They are Paul (Kathy) Schmuckal of Traverse City, Donald Schmuckal of Everett, Wash., Evelyn (Michael) Richardson of Cedar and Barbara (Chuck) Benson of Traverse City. She is also survived by ten beautiful grandchildren Kevin (Debbie) Schmuckal, Erin (Jack) Burnett, Alison and Kelly Schmuckal, Jacob, Caleb and Isaac Richardson, Andrew, Griffin and Matthew Benson and a yet to arrive great-grandchild.
      Many memories and photos have been created. Mary taught her family, humility, honesty, love, enjoyment of life, friendship, manners, respect and prayer.
      Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Frances Compton; and a brother, Leon Hoffer.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Mary will then be taken to St. Patrick Catholic Church where visitation will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church; the Rev. Gerald Micketti will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens after cremation.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Foundation, the Northwestern Michigan College Educational Foundation, or St. Patrick Catholic Church.
     
      Carlita A. Yonkers
      Died March 28, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Carlita A. Yonkers, 66, of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday after a lengthy illness.
      The wife of the late Kenneth Yonkers, she was a retired school secretary for the Grand Rapids Board of Education, where she had been employed for over 20 years.
      Surviving are her two sons, Robert (Kathryn) Yonkers of Madison Heights and Richard (Karen) Yonkers of Dimondale; a sister, Rosemarie Wright of Kentwood; four nephews; two nieces; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.
      Also preceding her in death was her special friend, Harold "Bud" Hesselink of Grand Rapids.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids. A funeral Mass will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 224 Carrier St. NE, Grand Rapids; Father Patrick J. Grile will serve as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.
     
      WINIFRED B. ALBERTS, 91, of Thompsonville, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      TILLIE T. CICHOLSKI, 88, of Manistee, died Monday morning, March 29, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee. The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      A memorial service will be held for DR. RALPH W. DORMAN at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City.
      Ralph, 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Arrangements were handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      EVELYN HANNA, 86, of Acme, died Monday March 29, 1999, at home.
      Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Elsie Sherberneau Mohl
      Died March 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elsie Sherberneau Mohl, 89, of Traverse City, died Friday.
      She was born Nov. 11, 1909, in Traverse City, to Fred and Anna (Fischer) Eggli. On June 18, 1931, she married Owen Sherberneau who died in 1966. On May 25, 1974, she married Harry Mohl, who passed away in January 1983.
      Elsie spent most of her life in Traverse City. She graduated from Traverse City Central High School and from Davenport Institute in Grand Rapids. She worked in the office of the Traverse City Iron Works for many years and retired in 1974. Elsie was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City and enjoyed participating in church activities. She found pleasure in her yard, garden and flowers and liked to share them with her friends.
      Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (David) Loveland of Traverse City; son, Owen (Nelita) Sherberneau of Williamsburg; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Eggli; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Elsie was also preceded in death by her brothers, William, Alfred, and Carl Eggli; and a sister, Lila Harvey.
      The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church; the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Central United Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice.
     
      Doris Monterusso
      Died March 27, 1999
      LUDINGTON - Doris (Kedrovicz) Monterusso, 60, of Ludington, passed away unexpectedly Saturday.
      Doris was preceded in death by her parents, John and Laura Kedrovicz.
      She is survived by her husband, Donald - they were married for 39 years; three children, Dennis Monterusso, Debra (Philip) Blanchard, and Joseph (Elisabeth) Monterusso; two brothers, Robert (Coleen) Kedrovicz and Francis (Rose Mary) Kedrovicz; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the American Legion Post No. 35, 1231 Hastings St., Traverse City.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a hospice of one's choice.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Lucille Schulz
      Died March 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lucille Schulz, 85, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning at her son's home in Traverse City.
      Born April 11, 1913, in Halfway, Mich., she was the daughter of Albert and Emma (Wirgau) Rein.
      On July 11, 1936, in East Detroit, she married Dr. Wesson E. Schulz, who preceded her in death in 1980. Early married years were spent racing their sailboat, Undine, on Sylvan Lake,
      Lucille and Wesson retired to Traverse City in 1979 after living in Bloomfield Hills and Pontiac. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid Society and the Munson Auxiliary, where she enjoyed volunteering as a pink lady and a buyer for the hospital's gift shop.
      Throughout her life Lucille offered care and support for others. She was a permanent fixture for many years at Munson Cardiac Rehab and was kidded by her family that this was her health club. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, gardening and knitting. She followed professional and college sports - basketball, golf and baseball. Especially important to her was her family. She often traveled between Traverse City and Bellevue, Wash., to watch her grandchildren compete in sports.
      Survivors are her two children, Lauren (Bill) Bauer of Bellevue, Wash., and Dr. Wesson E. (Janie) Schulz II of Traverse City. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Julie (Joshua) Underhill, Steven Bauer, and Marin and Brooke Schulz; and many nieces and nephews.
      Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters and two brothers.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Wednesday there will be a visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Don Engebretzen will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.
     
      MAXINE CLAYTON, 80, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City
     
      BETTY JANE COLVIN, 75, of Elberta, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McElduff Funeral Home of Frankfort. A complete obituary will appear in the Thursday Record-Eagle.
     
      HARLAN L. HALL, 86, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Traverse City and Cape Coral, Fla., died Monday, March 29, 1999.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Pixley Funeral Home of Rochester.
     
      Gloria Gail (Gaunce) Giannestras
      Died March 27, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Gloria Gail (Gaunce) Giannestras, 49, of Traverse City, died Saturday in Ann Arbor.
      Born Aug. 18, 1949, in Cincinnati, she was the eldest child of Wesley P. and Marilyn J. (Hassler) Gaunce. On Oct. 22, 1977, in Atwood, she married James D. Giannestras.
      Gail attended the University of Cincinnati. Before moving to Traverse City in 1977, she worked in Cincinnati for Dr. Nicholas J. Giannestras at the Good Samaritan Hospital, where she conducted school screening of children for the identification of the spinal condition scoliosis. She was also instrumental in the production of several medical textbooks and articles.
      An exemplary mother and enthusiastic community volunteer, Gail served on numerous committees within the Traverse City school system and could always be counted upon for a contribution of her time on any project. She served as the Eastern Elementary PTO chairperson and the East Junior High PTO treasurer. Gail served as a board member of the Twin Bays Skating Club, where she held positions as test chairperson, secretary and treasurer. Since 1992, she owned and operated Any Occasion, a personalized stationery and paper products sales company. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. Gail particularly enjoyed spending summers at Torch Lake with her family.
      In addition to her parents and husband, survivors include her daughters, Holly H. and Libby L., both at home; three sisters, Paula J. French of St. Louis, Mo., Janet K. Ertel of Cincinnati, and Cynthia L. Totten of Cincinnati; and nine nieces and nephews.
      Friends may call between 11 a.m and 1 p.m Tuesday at The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City, where services will be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Homer Nye will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Evelyn Hanna
      Died March 29,1999
      ACME - Evelyn Hanna, 86, went to be with her Lord peacefully, at home Monday.
      A homemaker, Evelyn was born Feb. 20, 1913, in South Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Ida (Kuhlman) Kukral. On May 6, 1934, she was united in marriage to Alfred Henry Hanna.
      Evelyn grew up in Williamsburg and graduated from Williamsburg High School. She attended business college in New Jersey and returned to this area where she worked for Johnson and Randel Wicker furniture manufacturer at the old Parts Manufacturing building. She also worked as an attendant at the Traverse City state hospital. She was a member of Acme Bible Church for 44 years and then became a member of Elk Rapids Baptist Church.
      Evelyn is survived by her husband, Henry; two children, James H. (Gayle) Hanna of Midland and Carolyn (Lowell) Goff of Traverse City; and a sister, E. Dorothy Kukral of Traverse City. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Dr. Lorraine (Michael) Bussey and Sharon K. Goff - both of Kalamazoo, Kay (Dana) Treacy of Big Rapids, and Brenda (Michael) Mahn, Daniel (Roberta) Goff, and Sandra (Gary) Buchan - all of Traverse City; and 10 great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Jessica, Barry and Paul Mahn, Megan, Ryan and Brandon Goff, Darin and Mitchelle Buchan, and Nickalaus Treacy.
      Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Frank, Albert, Charles and William.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Gary Gladfelter will officiate. Burial will be in the Acme Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elk Rapids Baptist Church.
     
      Helen Leota LeCrone
      Died March 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen Leota LeCrone, 89, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 1, 1909, in Lykens, Ohio, Helen was the daughter of Franklin and Bessie (Young) Hunsicker. On Feb. 2, 1941, in Crawford County, Ohio, she married Maynard Wade LeCrone.
      A long time resident of Traverse City, Helen was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
      Helen is survived by her husband and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Hunsicker, and two sisters, Alma Hunsicker and Orleta Hunsicker.
      Friends may call at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

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