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February 28, 1999

Deaths in the region

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a list of deaths reported during the past week by funeral directors in the 13-county northwest Lower Michigan region.

ANTRIM
      - Steve Nearing, 81, of Bellaire; died Feb. 14; Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.
      - Margaret Ellen Hoch, 77, of LaQuinta, Calif., and a former summer resident of Antrim County; died Feb. 15.
      - James Denson, 37, of Central Lake; died Feb. 20; Covell Funeral Homes, Elk Rapids.
      - Donald Carl Muma, 85, of Mancelona; died Feb. 21; Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home, Mancelona.
      - Laurel J. Doak, 70, of Central Lake; died Feb. 23; Mortensen Funeral Homes, Central Lake.
      - Betty J. Willson, 54, of Alden; died Feb. 23; Paullin-Penzien Funeral Homes, Mancelona.
      - Christopher C. McCorry, 32, of Mancelona; died Feb. 25; Paullini-Penzien Funeral Home, Mancelona.
      - Katharine M. 'Pat' Germain, 81, of Central Lake; died Feb. 26; Mortensen Funeral Homes, Central Lake.

BENZIE
      - Charles V. Kilburn, 81, of Frankfort; died Feb. 20; Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Beulah.
      - Meda Ramirez, 66, of Frankfort; died Feb. 21; McElduff Funeral Homes, Frankfort.
      - Ronald Wayne Behm, 48, of Benzonia; died Feb. 24; Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, Frankfort.
      - Robert E. 'Bob' Heiler, 58, of Benzonia, formerly of Gaylord; died Feb. 26; Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, Benzonia.

CHARLEVOIX
      - Dr. Raymond M. Ogawa, 94, of Charlevoix, formerly of Petoskey and Hawaii; died Feb. 1.
      - Joyce A. (Nyland) Kidder, 63, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of East Jordan and Frankfort; died Feb. 19; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
      - Wilma A. Hart, 76, of East Jordan; died Feb. 23; Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.
      - Stanley Floyd, 83, of Charlevoix and formerly of Beaver Island; died Feb. 23; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.
      - Wilma A. Hart, 76, of East Jordan; died Feb. 23; Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.
      - Hedwig C. Dornenburg, 86, of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Boyne City; died Feb. 24.
      - Antoinette Ozga, 84, of Charlevoix; died Feb. 25; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

CHEBOYGAN
      - Joyce A. (Nyland) Kidder, 63, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of East Jordan and Frankfort; died Feb. 19; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
      - Irma D. Brew, 87, of Mackinaw City; died Feb. 19; Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.
      - Glenora M. Bergstrom, 69, of Cheboygan; died Feb. 20; Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.
      - R. Stephen Cosens, 84, of Mackinaw City; died Feb. 21; Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.
      - Ada Jewell, 91, of Cheboygan; died Feb. 22; Nordman Funeral Home, Cheboygan.
      - Albert J. Hudson Jr., 70, of Cheboygan; died Feb. 23; Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.
      - Helen DeMay, 72, of Monroe, formerly of Cheboygan-Topinabee; died Feb. 24; Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.

CRAWFORD
      - Pauline E. Meaker, of Grayling; died Dec. 7, 1998.
      - Joseph Rettell, 66, of Lewiston and Lovells Township; died Feb. 20; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

EMMET
      - Lorraine L. Wilson, 62, of Petoskey; died Feb. 19; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Otto P. Falus, 77, of Pellston; died Feb. 21; Charles G. Parks Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Alison M. Arms, 11, of Petoskey; died Feb. 23; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Carl John Hansen, 84, of Petoskey, formerly of Oden; died Feb. 24; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Helen Marie Sarrault, 70, of Petoskey; died Feb. 24; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Vivian Marie Brown Buckhorn, 93, of Brutus; died Feb. 25; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.
      - Betty Doner, of Ortonville, formerly of Levering; died Feb. 25; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

GRAND TRAVERSE
      - Richard Leonard 'Rick' Miela, 46, of Fife Lake; died Feb. 12; Covell Funeral Homes, Traverse City.
      - M. Ethel Moran Wilson, 94, of Citrus Heights, Calif., formerly of Manton, Buckley and Traverse City; died Feb. 14; Lambert Funeral Home, Roseville, Calif.
      - William Peter 'Bill' Happ, 83, of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Interlochen; died Feb. 18.
      - Rita P. (Gauthier) Holcomb, 75, of Farmington, N.M., formerly of Traverse City; died Feb. 19; Brewer, Lee and Larkin, Farmington.
      - Rhea M. Smith, 89, of Traverse City; died Feb. 20; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Clarence E. Axtell, 75, of Traverse City; died Feb. 21; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Dortha I. Brown, 86, of Traverse City; died Feb. 21; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Beatrice Chamberlain, 85, of Traverse City; died Feb. 21; Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service, Traverse City.
      - Audrey J. Forsyth, 70, of Traverse City; died Feb. 21; Reynolsd-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Christopher Ernest Addison Sullivan, 41 days old, the son of John A. Sullivan and Kelly L. Johnson of Traverse City; was stillborn Feb. 21; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - P. Robert Kalahar, 83, of Jackson, formerly of Traverse City; died Feb. 22; Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home, Jackson.
      - Ethel B. Maisch, 92, of Traverse City; died Feb. 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Mildred S. Thomas, 91, of Northport; died Feb. 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Virginia P. Smith, 62, of Traverse City; died Feb. 23; Covell Funeral Homes, Traverse City.
      - Voda M. Bourdo, 86, of Traverse City; died Feb. 24; Covell Funeral Homes, Traverse City.
      - Catherine Rachel Schildroth, 97, of Sturgis, formerly of Traverse City; died Feb. 25; Rosenberg-Schipper Funeral Home, Ltd., Sturgis.
      - Diane L. Fuller, 58, of Traverse City; died Feb. 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA
      - Michael Joseph Henninger III, son of Michael J. Henninger II and Heather M. Sharrow of Kalkaska; was stillborn Jan. 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Zella M. Krepps, 90, of Lansing, formerly of Kalkaska; died Feb. 25; Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
      - Ora Ray Sieting, 76, of Kalkaska; died Feb. 26; Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

LEELANAU
      - Mildred Sabra (Dickens) Thomas, 91, of Northport; died Feb. 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
      - Father James E. Coke, 74, of Gills Pier; died Feb. 22; Covell Funeral Homes, Traverse City.

MANISTEE
      - Beulah M. Jasinski, 75, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Eastlake; died Jan. 19.
      - Joseph "Jake" Dulinski, 86, of Manistee; died Feb. 22; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.
      - Juanita Rose 'Peggy' Hindman, 82, of Scottville, formerly of Brethren; died Feb. 23; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.
      - Clarence E. Towsley, 91, of Manistee, formerly of Arcadia; died Feb. 23; Edwards Funeral Home, Bear Lake.
      - Georgian Kay Swain, 48, of Wellston; died Feb. 24; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.
      - Allister D. Gilbert, 75, of Arcadia; died Feb. 25; Edwards Funeral Home, Bear Lake.
      - Edwin 'Chief' Wissner, 79, of Manistee; died Feb. 25; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

MISSAUKEE
      - Marie A. Laubenthal, 85, of Lake City; died Feb. 20; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.
      - Lloyd Worrall, 84, of Falmouth; died Feb. 21; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.
      - Elton C. Root, 91, of Lake City; died Feb. 26; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

OTSEGO
      - Gordon B. Jones, 63, of Gaylord; died Feb. 18; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.
      - Sylvester G. 'Glen' Higley, 72, of Vanderbilt; died Feb. 21; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.
      - Regina Rose Latuszek, 85, of Black Mountain, N.C.; died Feb. 21; Brigman Funeral Service, Swannanoa, N.C.
      - William Andrew 'Andy' Peck, 49, of Gaylord; died Feb. 22; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

WEXFORD
      - Carl R. Anderson, 75, of Cadillac; died Feb. 23; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.
      - Wava Mildred Ault, 94, of Cadillac; died Feb. 23; Hitesman Funeral Home, Cadillac.
      - Leora M. McCormick, 98, of Cadillac, formerly of Clinton; died Feb. 24; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.
      - Aileen Stock, 74, of Cadillac; died Feb. 25; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.
      - William R. 'Rowdy' Dow, 76, of Yuma; died Feb. 26; Hitesman Funeral Home, Cadillac.
      - Edward Zakrajsek, 78, of Harietta; died Feb. 26; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.
     

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