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June 8, 1999
ObituariesSCOTT H. COUCH, 19, of Mesick, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Cornell Cemetery in Buckley. Memorials may be directed to the Education Trust Fund of Scott Jr. and Anthony John Couch.
PETER JAMES GORNO, 16, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday, June 6, 1999. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
Graveside services for HANNI E. MORENZ, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Omena Hillcrest Cemetery.
Hanni, 85, of Cedar, died Sunday, May 9. Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
A memorial service for HELEN E. TRAVIS will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
Helen, 91, of Traverse City, died Jan. 28, at Leelanau Memorial Hospital in Northport.
KATHLEEN R. WORM, 77, of Beulah, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Died June 6, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Lynnette Clute, 47, of Traverse City, died Sunday at her home.
Born Nov. 22, 1951, in Mount Pleasant, she was the daughter of Howard and Virginia (Gross) Jackson. On Feb. 1, 1980, in Rosebush, she married Thomas J. Clute.
Lynnette graduated from Beal City High School in 1969 and attended Mid Michigan Community College. Formerly of Mount Pleasant, she had been a resident of Traverse City since 1980. She started her career at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mount Pleasant and her career progressed as Emergency Medical Service developed in the state of Michigan over the last 30 years. Lynnette was a paramedic for North Flights ground division and for Blair Township. She especially enjoyed her family and flower gardens. She was famous for her "Clute cookies." Lynnette also enjoyed softball.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter and two sons, Beth S., Kyle E. and Kevin T. Clute - all at home; her mother, Virginia Jackson of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Barb Stegman of Traverse City; five brothers, Mike (Denise) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Jim (Emily) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Steve (Yvonne) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, David Jackson of Shepard, and Tim (Lisa) Jackson of Weidman; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lynnette was preceded in death by her father, Howard Jackson, and a brother, Bruce Jackson.
Friends may call at the time of services which will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. James Hayden will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the college fund for the Clute children which is being established or the American Legion Baseball League fund.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine E. Greeno
Died June 7, 1999
GRAWN - Maxine E. Greeno, 74, of Grawn, died Monday morning at her home.
Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Ideal, S.D., she was the daughter of George and Charlotte (Anderson) Beardsley.
A retired custodian and building manager for the Veterans Administration, Maxine had moved to this area recently.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Greeno of Denver and Mark (Carolyn) Greeno of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Raymond (Marianne) Beardsley of Ideal; a cousin, Lucille Gilliland of Grawn; and three grandchildren.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and a son, in infancy.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the Light of the North Christian Center in Traverse City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the center; Pastor Timothy Mann will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.
Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
Donna May Grewe
Died June 6, 1999
ROOSEVELT PARK - Donna May Grewe, 77, went to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon.
She was born May 7, 1922, in Kingsley and moved to the Muskegon area in October of 1942. She married Carl F. Grewe Sr. on Oct. 23, 1939; they were married for 59 years.
Donna was a graduate of Traverse City High School, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former Awana leader. She was currently very active in the Retirees of Calvary Baptist.
Donna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to sew.
Survivors include her husband, Carl, of Roosevelt Park; two daughters, Pat (Hal) Smith of Waterford and Linda (Jerry) Olson of Fruitport; three sons, Jerry (Wanda) Grewe of Midland, Bruce (Peggy) Grewe of Traverse City, and Carl (Linda) Grewe Jr. of Muskegon; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Harrison of Cape Coral, Fla., and Thayle (Bev) Harrison of Kingsley; and a sister, Darlene (Bob) Jones of Traverse City.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sarah (Seiffert) Harrison, and brothers, Datus and Wilmer Harrison.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sytsema Funeral Home, 737 Apple Ave., in Muskegon (231) 726-5210. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Pastor Terry Fulk will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Muskegon.
Memorials may be directed to Mission 2000 in care of the funeral home.
Dr. Donald Joseph Holmes
Died Feb. 26, 1999
TUCSON, Ariz. - A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bowers Harbor Cemetery on Neah-Ta-Wanta Point. A psychiatrist, and former resident of Michigan, he died Feb. 26 in Tucson, Ariz. where he lived with his wife, Paula.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Grand Traverse/Leelanau Community Mental Health, 520 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Died June 5, 1999
ATKINS, Ark. - Phyllis Kinder, 62, of Atkins, died Saturday at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born Feb. 19, 1937, in Traverse City, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret L. Semrow Snow.
Phyllis was a cashier and greeter at Morrilton Wal-Mart Super Center.
Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Kinder of Atkins; two sons, Duane (Lisa) Kinder of Atkins and Steven (Ruth) Kinder of Morrilton; a daughter, Kim (Danny) McBride of Pottsville; a sister, Doris Snow (Edward Hopkins) of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six grandchildren, Kayla, Brittany, Alyson, Lindsey Nicole, Joshua, and Lacey
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Atkins. Burial will be in Atkins City Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Phylliss Kinder Memorial Fund care of Bank of Dardanelle, Atkins Branch, 102 N. Church, Atkins, AR 72823.
Daniel 'Dan' L. Kinske
June 6, 1999
FRANKFORT - Daniel Leonard Kinske, formerly of Washington, D.C., and a resident of Benzie County for the past 20 years, died Sunday morning at the Benzie Co. Medical Care Facility (The Maples) in Frankfort at the age of 58 years.
Dan was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Allen Park, the son of Leonard and Nancy (Broadhurst) Kinske. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served his country honorably during Vietnam then continued his service to the country through 1989 when he retired. On Jan. 11, 1972, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Tompson in Benzonia.
Dan was employed for 19 years as a baker with the Sara Lee Bakery in Traverse City. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Benzonia where he served on the Memorial Committee and as an usher. He also belonged to the Naval Reserve Association and was the Secretary for many years with the Beulah-Benzonia Lions Club. Dan enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and baseball card collecting.
Dan is survived by his wife, Pat, of Benzonia; son, Lt. JG Daniel E. "Ted" Kinske of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Lt. Kathleen A. Kinske of Bethesda, Md.; sister, Mary Ann Owens of Dundee; two nieces; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services for Dan will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church in Benzonia. The Rev. Stephen Davidson will officiate. Friends may visit with the family at church on Thursday prior to the service.
Dan has been cremated and will be laid to rest later this month at Arlington National Cemetery, following full military honors.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution in Dan's memory to The Maples Medical Care Facility - Animal Fund.
The family was served by the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia.
James Alwin Pound
Died June 5, 1999
DECATUR, Ga. - James Alwin Pound, 96, of Decatur, died Saturday.
He was born Aug. 19, 1902, in Talbot County, the son of the late John James and Mary Alice Pound.
James was employed in the accounting division of General Motors Corp. in Atlanta until 1943 when the family was transferred to Danville, Ill. It was in Danville where he began his long-term membership in the Kiwanis Club and served as president. Also, while in Danville, he was a member of the Masonic Order and the Shriners and served two terms on the Danville school board.
Following World War II, James accepted a job with the F.L. Jacobs Co. and relocated to Traverse City, Mich., in 1953. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club. Upon retiring from F.L. Jacobs Co., he was named city treasurer. James was named citizen of the year in 1965. He resided in Traverse City until 1975.
Due to his wife's failing health, they returned to his family home in Woodland and eventually settled at Magnolia Manor in Americus.
James later remarried and moved to Atlanta where he and his second wife enjoyed many years at Regency House in Decatur.
Even in his 90s, James lived an active and independent lifestyle. He continued providing public accounting services as he had done in all the cities where he resided. He also organized a senior program at North Decatur United Methodist Church where he was a member. He has been beloved by all who knew him. He was a constant source of humorous stories and joked and willing to attend any function - despite his age - as long as good food and good parking were available.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (David F.) Gray of Big Canoe; six grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Woodall Pound; his second wife, Venice Langston Pound; and his daughter, Martha Anne (William M.) Nolan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Good Samaritan Fund at Magnolia Manor in Americus would be appreciated.
Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home of Manchester.
Rebecca Jane Sanders
Died June 6, 1999
WILLIAMSBURG - Rebecca Jane Sanders, 75, of Williamsburg, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
She was born April 21, 1924, in Williamsburg, the daughter of John and Maude (McDougall) Fitzgerald. She had lived in the area most of her life.
Rebecca had been employed for many years at the Shadowland Lounge/Bar where she was known as "Mom" to many. Following the closure of Shadowland, she was employed by the Waterfront Inn. Rebecca was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2780 Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid league bowler and bowled for many years until her health would no longer permit it. She always had a smile for everyone and enjoyed the out-of-doors and flowers. Rebecca's greatest love was for her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.
Survivors include her children, Roger Sanders of Traverse City, Ed (Pam) Sanders of Forth Worth, Texas, and Barbara (Gary) Kukla of Interlochen; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Norman) Walters of Columbia, Tenn.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Among her friends were her caregivers, Nancy and Lynn; the nurses and staff on 3 East at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City; and Drs. Mark Smith and Douglas Wigton.
Friends may this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or Munson Medical Center.
Janice Opal (Eastwood) Smith
Died June 4, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Janice Opal (Eastwood) Smith, 79, died peacefully Friday with her daughter, Carol Lynn (Smith) Jones, at her side.
Janice was born in Texas. She was married to Leroy Smith for 22 years; he has since deceased. Her only surviving relative is her daughter, Carol.
In her later years, Janice worked in the field of retail jewelry management in Tennessee and Florida.
Janice expressed deep appreciation for her last two years which were spent in lovely Traverse City. She will especially be remembered as she boated happily with her daughter, Carol, and son-in-law, Ron W. Jones, on Long Lake.
Private family memorial arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
In lieu of floral arrangements memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, 1106 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.