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July 20, 1999

Obituaries

INEZ M. HENDERSON, 72, of Mancelona, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born March 9, 1927, in Antrim.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      KENNETH G. HULL, 88, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at his residence.
      Memorial services were held Monday at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery in Arcadia.
     
      STEPHANIE ALICE RICHARD, 16, of Monroe, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Traverse City. A former resident of Interlochen, she was born Feb. 25, 1983, in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home in Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Burial will take after the service in Rosewood Cemetery in Monroe.
     
      DORVAL H. SIMPSON, 89, of Mancelona, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Care.
      The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      AMELIA J. 'AMY' (CHRISTIE) STARR, 58, of Grayling, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at her home. She was born July 10, 1941, in Detroit.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Grayling. Arrangements were handed by the Sorenson Funeral Home in Grayling.
     
      ROBERT A. STRAUB, 80, of Old Mission, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Beatrice Marie Edson Bowen
      Died July 16, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Beatrice Marie Edson Bowen, died Friday at her home in Northport. She was 93.
      Beatrice was born Aug. 7, 1905, in Hudsonville, the oldest child of Glen and Wilhelmina (Boldt) Edson.
      She earned a doctorate degree at the University of Michigan and held teaching and administrative positions in the Ottawa, Coopersville, Grand Rapids and Livonia public school systems and at Wayne Sate University, the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, the University of Connecticut and the University of California.
      Beatrice was a guide and mentor for many educators. Her books and writings, still relied upon by those educators, express the philosophy that all art forms have the power to change people. Parents and students alike loved to hear her read poetry, mythology and children's literature.
      Beatrice enjoyed organic gardening, organic chickens and creative cooking. She and her husband, Max, were well known hosts for foreign students and faculty at their Livonia home. She maintained a lifelong commitment to the Democratic Party and was formally recognized for her contributions in 1996 by state and national dignitaries.
      After her retirement as an educator, ownership of Timber Shores Resort, The Carriage Shop and The Plum Lake Inn engaged her creativity.
      Surviving are her son, Edward of Grand Marais; daughters, Susan Hammersley and Mary Anne Taylor - both of Northport; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
      Beatrice was preceded in death by Max E. Bowen.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Church in Northport.
      Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Township Foundation, Children's Book Fund, PO Box 818, Northport, MI 49670.
     
      Louise M. Doan
      Died July 18, 1999
      MESICK - Louise M. Doan, 86, died Sunday.
      Born July 8, 1913, in Olmstead, Ill., she was the daughter of Audie and Harriett (Harbison) Upchurch.
      A homemaker, Louise was a resident of Wolverine prior to 1985 when she came to live in Mesick. She was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Louise enjoyed reading, making crafts, dancing and singing.
      Survivors include a daughter, Norma (Richard) Marlin of Mesick; two sons, James (Beverly) Terrien of New York and John (Frankie) Doan of New Mexico; a sister, Wanda (Fred) Zeim of Commerce Township; two brothers, Harold Upchurch of Ortonville and Robert (Tennys) Upchurch of Farmington; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon G. Doan; and two brothers, John and Ural Upchurch.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mesick AMVETS followed by a luncheon.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      The family was served by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      Paul J. Fancher
      Died July 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Paul J. Fancher was called to be with his Lord on Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Dec. 3, 1925, in Chicago Heights, Ill., he was the son of Paul J. and Ferol Fern (Butler) Fancher. On April 3, 1948, in Evanston, Ill., he married Patricia M. Crawford.
      Paul moved to Traverse City in February 1991 from Blue Island, Ill. He worked for Selfix, Inc. in Chicago for 10 years and retired on Dec. 3, 1990. He served as a sergeant with the Blue Island Civil Defense in the 1960s. Paul also contributed more than 500 hours of volunteer work at the Traverse City Community Hospital. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. He loved to fly and enjoyed his grandchildren and walking at the mall.
      Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patricia of Traverse City; six children, Jacqueline Danalewich of Willmington, Ill., Janet Stage of Hoffman Estates, Ill., John P. (Sandra) Fancher of Boiling Springs, S.C., Jerold (Janice) Fancher of Eden Prairie, Minn., Joann (Peter) Mariahazy of Appleton, Wis., and Jeffrey (Ellen) Fancher of Traverse City; a sister, Cherol Engberg of Batavia, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; two nieces; and numerous cousins.
      Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will take place one hour prior to funeral services which will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City; the Rev. C. Jay Koehler will officiate. After cremation, burial will be in Beverly Cemetery in Blue Island.
      Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the church of one's choice.
      Arrangements were by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Paul Gene Fuzi II
      Died July 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Paul Gene Fuzi II, 25, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born May 4, 1974, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Paul and Diane (Whaley) Fuzi. On Aug. 19, 1995, at Hodgson Ponds near Cadillac, he married Nadea Rodgers.
      Paul was a former resident of Cadillac and graduated from Cadillac High School in 1992. A current resident of Traverse City, he had been employed as the manager of the Ralston Cycle Shop and was presently an inventory control specialist at Jentech Corporation. Paul enjoyed snowboarding, working with computers and riding bicycles.
      Survivors include his wife, Nadea Fuzi of Traverse City; two children, Ember Fuzi at home and Paul Fuzi III of Dutton; his father, Paul Fuzi of Cadillac; his mother, Diane (Russ) Payne of Cadillac; a brother, Robert of Cadillac; a stepbrother, Ken Payne of Cadillac; his mother- and father-in-law, Barb and Darwin Huttenga of Cadillac; his grandparents, Donna Whaley, Mary Fuzi, and Janice and David Thorne - all of Cadillac; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
      Paul was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Kalman Fuzi and Dean Whaley.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Pastor Steve D. LaLone will officiate.
      Memorial tributes may be made to Paul's family.
     
      Diana L. Gertz
      Died July 18, 1999
      NICEVILLE, Fla. - Diana L. Gertz, 38, of Niceville, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich. Currently living at Eglin Air Force Base, she was a former resident of Farmington Hills, Mich.
      Born March, 16, 1961, in Livonia, Mich., she was the daughter of Durward Leeper. On March 16, 1985, at All Faiths Chapel in Traverse City, she married Richard B. Gertz.
      Diana lost her nine-month battle with cancer. As in everything she did in life, Diana battled the disease with all her strength.
      A 1978 graduate of Perrysburg High School, she earned an appointment at the Air Force Academy. She graduated with honors in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. Following graduation, she worked as a flight test engineer on the F-15 aircraft program.
      She married in 1985 and supported Rick through his 14-year air force career.
      Diana earned her master of science degree from Purdue University in 1988 and embarked on a career raising four boys and building a beautiful family - her life's accomplishment.
      Diana was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and ... most of all a friend to many. Loved by all, she will be missed.
      In addition to her husband, Diana is survived by four sons, Nathaniel B., nine; Michael A., seven; Christopher R., five; and Alexander T., five. Survivors also include her father, Durward Leeper of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Dahlonega Leeper of Gainesville and Delta Leeper of East Lansing, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
      Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of memorial services which will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City
      Memorials may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation in lieu of flowers.
     
      James E. Hoffman
      Died July 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - James E. Hoffman, 77, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Vincennes, Ind., he was the son of Maurice and Marie (Laube) Hoffman. On April 17, 1968, in Detroit, he married Mildred Austin.
      A resident of the Long Lake Township and Traverse City area for the last one-and-a-half years, he was previously a resident of the Novi area. James had worked at American Natural Gas as an accountant and manager of employee benefits. He enjoyed classical music, gardening, his computer, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
      Survivors include his wife; three children, Joann (Dan) Wendels of Traverse City, Karen (Barry) Casler of Lansing, and Colleen (Kelly) Kroupa of Cedar; eight brothers and sisters, Catherine Stoelting of Vincennes, Robert (Rosamond) Hoffman of Indiana, Donald (Betty) Hoffman of Indiana, Sister Rita of Kentucky, Helen (Clarence) Deem of Indiana, Alfred (Jean) Hoffman of Indiana, Barbara Dodd of Indiana, and Rosemary Wendling of Virginia; and two grandchildren.
      James was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Maurice and Charles; and a sister, Mildren Williams.
      Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Father James Hayden will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township.
      Memorials may be directed to the Interlochen Arts Academy & Music Camp.
     
      Violet D. Johnson
      Died July 17, 1999
      PENINSULA TOWNSHIP - Violet D. Johnson, 97, of Peninsula Township, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Born April 18, 1902, in Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Thomas C. and Margaret J. (Richardson) Davis. On Sept. 24, 1927, in Detroit, she married Waldemar C. Johnson.
      A former resident of Detroit, Violet attended St. Andrew's Catholic Church and was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church and of the Kiwanian Queens of Detroit.
      A resident of the Traverse City area since 1970, she was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City and a former member of the Sons of Norway and the Traverse City Golf & Country Club. Violet was also an avid bridge player.
      Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert C. (Marilyn) Johnson of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Barbara (Jamie) Marsh of Old Mission, David Johnson of New Hudson, and Carol Johnson of Madison, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Robbie, Sarah, and Jamie Marsh; a niece; and a nephew.
      Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar in 1989; two brothers, Charles and Archibald Davis; and a sister, Gertrude Ward.
      Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church; services will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Homer Nye will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Presbyterian Church or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff FuneralHome in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Shirley B. Kalember
      Died July 17, 1999
      PENINSULA TOWNSHIP - Shirley B. Kalember, 78, of Peninsula Township, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 30, 1921, in Leland, she was the daughter of George and Ellen (Brown) Steffens. On Oct. 29, 1943, in Detroit, she married Dewey D. Kalember.
      Shirley lived in Leland until 1943 and Grosse Pointe Woods until 1969 when she moved to the Traverse City area. She grew up attending Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland and graduated from Leland High School in 1939. Shirley was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. A homemaker, her joy was her husband, Dewey, and her family. Shirley also enjoyed gardening, crafts, playing bridge, reading and square dancing.
      Survivors include her husband; two sons, Duane D. (Cookie) Kalember of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Suttons Bay and David M (Marcie) Kalember of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Dee Ellen (Jim) Allen of Gobles; two sisters, Elaine (Walter) Coutuerier of Traverse City and Fern Hawley of Suttons Bay; two brothers, Bruce (Ann) Steffens of Albertville, Ala., and Fred Steffens of Northport; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Shirley was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie, Dorothy, and Eleanor; two brothers, Leonard and Bob; and a son, Glenn Allan Kalember, in 1966
      Friends may call at the time of services which will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. The Rev. Donald Engebretson will officiate.
      Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Dr. John M. Markley
      Died July 17, 1999
      TORCH LAKE - Dr. John M. Markley died Saturday of natural causes.
      He was a longtime resident of Torch Lake.
      Survivors include two sons, Dr. John M. Markley Jr., 58, and Gary Markley, 52.
      Any gift or donation may be sent to the Torch Lake Protection Alliance, 7730 S. East Torch Lake Dr., Alden, MI 49612.
     
      Wilma J. Ramsay
      Died July 18, 1999
      MESICK - Wilma J. Ramsay of Mesick passed away Sunday at her home.
      She was the daughter of Ferris and Isophena Ramsay of Thompsonville.
      Surviving are two sisters, Mildred (Bob) McDaniel of Manton and Doris (Bob) Hansen of Kingsley; a brother, Kenneth (Mona) Ramsay of Thompsonville; two sisters-in-law, Floris (Bob) Davis and Leona Williams - both of Traverse City; and special friends Butch and Connie.
      Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Morris, in 1989.
      Cremation has taken place. No memorial services will be held.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice,
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     

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