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December 1999

Monthly obituaries

LILLIAN BENNETT, 76, of East Jordan, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at her home in East Jordan.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service Friday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.
     
      CAROLYN M. SEMAN, 38, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 1999, at her home.
      A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff funeral home.
     
      Lilly Barhitte
      Died November 28, 1999
      HONOR - Lilly Barhitte, 74, of Honor, went to be with her Lord Sunday evening.
      Born March 14, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of David and Elsie Palmer. She moved to Ludington at the age of eight.
      On June 28, 1945, in Muskegon, she married Ken Barhitte.
      Lilly loved her home, friends and flowers. She always had something good to say about everyone. She liked to play cards, tell funny stories and just plain enjoy life to the fullest.
      Survivors include her husband, Ken; two children, Lilly Marlene McPherson and Allen (Sandra) Barhitte; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carrie Ann, and a grandson, Mark Allen.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Walburn Chapel of Sytsema Funeral Homes.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Assoc. through the Walburn Chapel of Sytsema Funeral Homes, 1547 W. Sherman Blvd., Muskegon, MI 49441
     
      Harriet L. Davidson
      Died November 28, 1999
      KEWADIN - Harriet L. Davidson, of Kewadin and Houston, Texas, died of cancer Sunday at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington while on a visit with her granddaughter, Heidi Nolan and her family.
      Harriet was born in Duluth, Minn. to Herman and Selma (Franke) Hildebrandt. She was a Duluth resident until her marriage to James B. Davidson of Midland in 1971.
      While growing up in Duluth, Harriet was an avid sportswoman, enjoying tennis, horseback riding and golf. She was an excellent artist specializing in water colors. She was an active volunteer for many civic and philanthropic organizations. She was employed by the Duluth Athletic Club for many years.
      In 1981 the Davidsons retired to their home on Torch Lake where Harriet enjoyed cooking, gardening and entertaining family and friends. They spent the winter months in Houston, Texas.
      She is survived by her husband; daughter, Nancy (Edward) Older of Houston, Texas; stepson, James Davidson of Midland; stepdaughter, Marjorie Davidson of Annapolis, Md.; brother, Elvin Hildrebrandt of Duluth, Minn.; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      Harriet was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Wilfred and Ralph Hildebrandt.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids with the Rev. Fredrick Myers officiating.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be directed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 406 Traverse St., Elk Rapids, MI.
      Arrangements are being handled by Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington, Ky.
     
      Roy J. Dawson
      Died November 29, 1999
      HARBOR SPRINGS - Roy J. Dawson, 62, of Harbor Springs, died Monday at his home.
      Roy was born Oct. 18, 1937, at Central Lake, the son of Edward and Grace (Ward) Dawson. He attended and graduated from Central Lake schools in 1955. On Nov. 21, 1959, he married Mary Lou Hoffman in Harbor Springs and the couple made their home in Harbor Springs since 1962.
      Roy worked on the Grand Trunk Railroad car ferries on the Ludington to Manitowoc, Wis. route for four years and for Lamina Bronze Corp. in Bellaire for several years. He also worked for Louis A. Hoffman & Sons in Harbor Springs doing maintenance and construction. Roy served as a firefighter for more than 30 years and was a charter organizer of the Holy Childhood bingo program. He belonged to the Holy Childhood cribbage team and was a member of the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow. He was involved with the White Sox Little League Team as well as T-ball. He contributed much time and talent to fund-raisers for Holy Childhood Church and School.
      Roy is survived by his wife; one son, Erich; brothers, Virgil and wife Barbara of Alma, Mel and wife Mardell of Bellaire, Jerry and wife Connie of Eastport, Roger and wife Anne of Las Vegas and Leonard and wife Elaine of Bellaire. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by a son, Aron, in 1990.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holy Childhood Church. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Childhood Church with Rev. Frank Kordek, OFM serving as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery.
      Arrangements were handled by Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.
     
      Almer Lloyd Dunlop
      Died November 30, 1999
      LAKE ANN - Almer Lloyd Dunlop, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away Tuesday at Munson Medical Center at the age of 83.
      Born March 29, 1916, to Rex and Mary (Barber) Dunlop of Traverse City. He was joined in marriage to Marietta C. (Ramey) on Sept. 24, 1938.
      Lloyd loved fishing and was a carpenter and owner of Dunlop Flowers in Traverse City. He was also a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Post No. 2780 and the Lake Ann United Methodist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Marietta; their four sons and wives, Lawrence (Valarie), James (Ginny), Timothy (Cheryl) and David (Michal); 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Rachel and Jean; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.
      A memorial open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Dunlop home.
      Memorials may be directed to the Lloyd Dunlop family in care of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Isadore August 'Izzy' Fasel
      Died November 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Isadore August "Izzy" Fasel, 74, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 19, 1925, in Hannah, he was the son of Edward and Mary (Rahe) Fasel. On Oct. 12, 1949, at Hannah St. Mary's, he married Marian Kratochvil.
      Born and raised in Hannah, Izzy lived in the Traverse City area his whole adult life. He graduated from Hannah St. Mary's in 1943. Izzy served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. He was employed by Traverse City Iron Works in maintenance and was a member of Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie FOE No. 383 and the American Military League. Izzy was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.
      He is survived by his wife, Marian, of Traverse City; four children, Anita Fasel of Traverse City, Bruce (Kim) Fasel of Gaylord, Dennis (Nikki) Fasel of Traverse City and Connie Fasel; special friend, Skip, of Traverse City; sister, Bernadine (Ray) Weber of Kingsley; brother, Albert (Ginny) Fasel of Traverse City; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ivan.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a Rosary with the K of C will be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at St. Patrick Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gerald Micketti will serve as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.
     
      Alice Mae Middleton Smith
      Died November 29, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Alice Mae Middleton Smith, 53, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Elmer "Sy" and Dorothy (Firestone) Middleton. On May 18, 1963, in Traverse City, she married Jon Smith, who survives.
      Alice was employed at a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service and has also worked as a secretary. She was a member of Trinity Church in Northport and also attended Suttons Bay Congregational Church and Leelanau Community Church. She was an avid bike rider, sailor and power boater. She loved her family and especially baby-sitting her grandchildren. Alice will always be remembered for her love of nature and any outdoor activity.
      Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sheila (Jeffrey) Lingaur of Omena; son, Clifford (Ann) Smith of Suttons Bay; her mother, Dorothy Middleton of Northport; two brothers, Alan (Tally) Middleton and Sam (Deb) Middleton - both of Northport; a sister, Joan Kalchik of Omena; and three grandchildren, Shelbie, Nina and Emily.
      She was preceded in death by her father.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Suttons Bay Congregational Church with Rev. James Beadle officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leelanau Community Christian School or Traverse City Shrine Club.
      Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      MARIAN L. HASLETT DEROUIN, 80, formerly of Traverse City, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999.
      Arrangements are being handled by Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel in East Lansing.
     
      PATRICIA 'TRICIA' EASTERWOOD, 50, formerly of East Jordan, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at her home in Charlevoix.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      THEODORE A. LLOYD, 93, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999.
      Private family services have been held. Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      MELVIN J. MARSHALL, 89, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1909.
      Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel of Grayling.
     
      NORMA E. PERRY, 88, of Manistee, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee. The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
      EDWIN S. STRZYZEWSKI, 77, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      Laura Elizabeth Titus Hilby
      Died November 29, 1999
      ALDEN - Laura Elizabeth Titus Hilby, 82, long time summer resident of Alden, daughter of Leo Titus and Leta Kuck Titus of Oakland, Calif., died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn.
      A homemaker, Laura was also a student leader and vice president of the student body and gave the valedictory address to her class of 1939 at University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in philosophy. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America while living in St. Louis, Mo. and in Marks, Miss. She loved music, opera and theater. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. She worked to protect the environment as a member of the Nature Conservancy. While living in Marks, Miss. during the 1960's and 1970's, Laura was active in civic beautification projects and enjoyed gardening.
      She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Martin Hilby; a sister, Katherine Titus Kern of Clayton, Mo.; daughter, Lucy E. McArtor of Memphis, Tenn.; son, Bruce Hilby of Phoenix; and four grandchildren, Laura Anne McArtor Anderson, John Bradford McArtor, Anne Titus Hilby and Joseph Martin Hilby.
      Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Unitarian church, The Church of the River, where she was a member.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to The Church of the River or a charity of the donor's choice.
      Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn.
     
      Arthur John Mattison
      Died November 30, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Arthur John Mattison, 26, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Mott's Childrens Hospital.
      Born Jan. 11, 1973, in Traverse City, he was the son of John Arthur Mattison and Natalie Jean (Lakies) Miller. God gave us 26 years with him and we are thankful we are blessed with his memories.
      Arthur enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his friends after work.
      He is survived by his mother, Natalie Jean (Anthony) Miller of Traverse City; father, John Arthur (Joyce) Mattison of Tennessee; sisters, Kristina (Terry) Bevelhymer of Interlochen, Kathryn (Eric) Gustavsom of Interlochen and Ellyn Mobly of Muskegon; brother, James Wendal Mattison of Muskegon; three nephews; one niece; and a stepgrandmother, Margaret Miller.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Lipscomb officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mott's Childrens Hospital.
     
      Hilda May (Gage) Schroeder
      Died November 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Hilda May (Gage) Schroeder, 91, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully at Indian Trail AFC.
      In 1931 Hilda married Bill Schroeder of St. Charles, the town's athletics coach, teacher and principal. Hilda was thereafter active in the PTA, the athletics auxiliary and Methodist women's alter society, to name a few. Bill preceded her in death in 1971.
      Her two sons, Douglas and Kenneth, survive her, as do her daughter-in-laws Judy (Mansfield) and Sue (Castanier), and her five grandchildren, Wendy, Doug Jr., Jessica, Jason and Jennifer.
      Hilda lived her last years in Traverse City and remained quite active. She has enjoyed participating in the Generations Program operated by CMH and enrolled in the U of M's Cognitive Disorders Research Project through Munson when she arrived here. She has remained especially grateful for the fine care and help she received from George and Toi Warnick, owners and operators of the Indian Trail AFC here in Traverse City. "They have been wonderful"..."to the other ladies and me," she said many times. "Their skills in working with the elderly have been nothing but outstanding." She loved the beauty of Grand Traverse and the people she had come to know here.
      Hilda's memorial service was held at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 27, conducted by pastor Kevin Harbin, with eulogies offered by her granddaughter Wendy and son Doug. She was buried at Riverside Cemetery of St. Charles.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Michigan.
      Arrangements were handled by Kendall Funeral Home in St. Charles.
     
      Carolyn M. Seman
      Died November 30, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - Carolyn M. Seman, 38, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday morning at home. Formerly of Livonia, she had been a resident of Williamsburg the past ten years.
      Born Nov. 11, 1961, in Dearborn, she was the daughter of Marion and Eleanor (Schoen) Jarosz. On July 27, 1985, in Livonia, she married Gregory D. Seman, who survives.
      A 1984 graduate of Western Michigan University, she received a bachelor of science degree in interior design. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. For the past six years she participated in the Festival of Trees as a decorator and two years her trees won the People's Choice Award.
      She is also survived by four children, David G., Michael A., Michelle L. and Lynn M. - all at home; her parents, Marion and Eleanor Jarosz of Livonia; three sisters, Laurie (Steve) Berger of Milford, Catherine (John) Sims of South Lyon and Barbara Marino of South Lyon; one brother, Robert (Janice) Jarosz of Livonia; four nieces; and three nephews.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynold-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme with the Rev. Edwin Thome serving as celebrant. Inurnment will take place in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Carolyn M. Seman Memorial Fund in care of Bertha Vos PTO.
     
      HOWARD R. LINDAU, 83, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      A memorial service for SHARON E. (MURRIS) VANDERPOOL has been changed to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Maple Forest Township Hall, 8996 N. Sherman Rd., Frederic.
     
      Lucius E. Smith
      Died November 26, 1999
      SARASOTA, Fla. - Lucius E. Smith, of Sarasota, Fla., where he had wintered the past 12 years, and Honor, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 26, in Sarasota.
      He was born June 30, 1920, the son of Walter and Katherine (Mertz) Smith. Lucius graduated from Honor High School.
      In 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force, serving five years, including several months on a B-17 based in England. After the war he worked for the Wayne County Road Commission while earning his bachelor of science and master of science degrees at Eastern Michigan University. He then taught social studies in the Wayne-Westland school system for 28 years, retiring in 1980. For many years he was active as a private pilot of small planes, continued to be a ham radio operator, and was a lifetime VFW member.
      He is survived by his wife, Julia A. (Hopkins); two sisters, Marjorie Kowalski of Frankfort and Marie Vealey of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Margaret of Benzonia; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.
      Cremation has taken place. Burial will be later in Michigan.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.
     
      Allen Russell Walters
      Died December 3, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Allen Russell Walters, 84, of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 6, 1915, in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Nicholas and Helen (Grohowski) Walters. On Nov. 26, 1940, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married the former Elsie Rokos.
      Allen was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy with the 46th Seabees. He received three battle stars while on Guadalcanal, New Guinea and Los Negros in the Pacific, and was a shell back (crossed the Equator). Along with his brothers, Willard "Gil" and Clifford "Bud," he was a partner in Walters Fine Footwear and Shoe Repair. He retired in 1980 after 50 years. Allen was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Usher's Club, VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 and past commander, and a lifetime member of Traverse City Elks Lodge No. 323. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling stories.
      He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two sons, Spencer Allen (Gretchen) Walters of Leland and Gregory James (Dana) Walters of Hickory Corners; a brother, Clifford (Anita) Walters of Traverse City; two sisters, Mildred (Robert E.) Mullen Stone and Ethel DeTour - both of Traverse City; and five grandchildren, Shannon, John, Joe, Margaret and Nicole Walters
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Viola Walters; and a brother, Willard Walters. He was also preceded in death by a special friend, Bob Kortokrax.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Megge serving as celebrant; military honors are under the auspices of Cherryland Post No. 2780. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
     
      Marie Ellen Kerby Wrzesinski
      Died December 2, 1999
      MT. PLEASANT - Marie Ellen Kerby Wrzesinski, former resident of Benzie County, Manistee, and for the past year Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday afternoon at her daughter's residence at the age of 79.
      Marie was born on Feb. 28, 1920, in Barryton, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Florence E. (Braley) Lassen. She was united in marriage to Edwin W. Kerby on March 15, 1936. Edwin died Oct. 17, 1975. She was then united in marriage to Clarence Wrzesinski in July, 1977, and Clarence passed away in February, 1999.
      For many years Marie owned and operated Adult Foster Care Homes in the Benzie County area. She was always known to lend a helping hand to others when they may have needed assistance. Marie enjoyed canning, crafts, cooking and sewing. While residing in Benzie County, she attended the Benzie Area Church of Christ.
      She is survived by sons, Eugene (Beth) Kerby of Beulah, Frederick (Dorothy) Kerby of Benzonia, Wayne Kerby of Mt. Pleasant and a stepson, Thomas (Charlotte) Lewis of Empire; daughter-in-law, Connie Kerby of St. John; seven daughters, Darlene (Bryce) Gray of Honor, Shirley (Marvin) Young of Mt. Pleasant, Barbara (Larry) West of Empire, Maria (Jack) Shippey of St. Johns, Debra (Dennis) Kietzman of Jackson, Cheryl (Kenneth) Carpenter of Jackson, and Kimberly (Scott) Mead of Grand Rapids. Also surviving are two brothers, Loren Bixby of Fruitport and Dewey Lassen of Oklahoma; three sisters, Gladys Brown of Flint, Judy McCummins of Pickford and Althea Bowen of Mt. Pleasant; 48 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Arner Kerby and three grandchildren.
      Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Services for Marie will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Benzie Area Church of Christ. Evangelist Robert Bodell will officiate. Burial will take place in the Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a contribution in Marie's memory to either the Hospice of Central Michigan, 401 S. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or the Benzie Area Church of Christ, 2460 Frankfort Hwy., Frankfort, MI 49635.
     
      JOSEPHINE MARIE EVERETT, 74, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at home.
      Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle. The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      SYLVIA L. GROVES, 94, of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999.
      Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      SULO WERNER LAHTI, 87, of Kaleva, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee. He was born Feb. 13, 1912, in Ontonogan.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva; funeral services will be held immediately after visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      Horace Porter Abbott III
      Died December 3, 1999
      EAST LELAND - Horace Porter Abbott III, 87, of East Leland, died Friday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born Sept. 17, 1912, in Everett, Mass., he was the son of Horace Porter Abbott II and Beatrice (Sauer) Abbott. On Sept. 22, 1937, he married Barbara Ann Trueblood.
      He and his wife Barbara lived in Cambridge, Mass., then moved to Baltimore, Md., then to Winchester, Mass., and, finally, to Old Greenwich, Conn., where they lived for 27 years. In 1977 they moved to East Leland.
      Horace was an extremely talented engineer who loved clock repairing and all sorts of mechanical projects. He was very active in many community activities. He was a member of the fire board in Leland and of the zoning board of appeals in Leland Township. Horace was a longtime supporter of WIAA Interlochen Public Radio and the Leelanau Historical Society.
      He was a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. He retired as a senior planner at Lever Bros.' headquarters in New York.
      Survivors include five children, Abigail Panettiere, H. Porter Abbot IV, Barbara Abbott, Rebecca Abbott, and Nathaniel Abbott; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      Horace was preceded in death by his wife, on Nov. 12, 1995, and a brother, Kenyon Taylor Abbott.
      A memorial service will be announce next summer.
      Memorials may be directed to WIAA Interlochen Public Radio, Leelanau Historical Society, or Leelanau Memorial Care Center.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Helen Lowery
      Died December 2, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Helen Lowery, 68, died Thursday evening at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a three-month illness.
      Born Dec. 18, 1930, in Winn, Ark., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Eda (Morris) Waggoner. On June 21, 1958, in Okemos, she married Lloyd Lowery.
      Helen grew up in Pocahontas, Ark., and moved to Lansing when she was 15. After her marriage, she lived in Warren and Clarkston before retiring to Fife Lake in 1987. A member of the Walton Junction Sportsmans Club, she was also an avid bowler. Helen enjoyed traveling, flowers and her family.
      Survivors include her husband, Lloyd of Fife Lake; four children, Gloria (Robert) Slizak of Clinton Township, Fred (Becky) Cribley of Lowell, Barbara Pels of Euless, Texas, and Mitchell Lowery of Livonia; three sisters, Betty Sulcer of Dimondale, Jackie (William) Elya of Fife Lake, and Mary (Gary) Becraft of Fenwick; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      Helen was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Lowery.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; the Rev. Richard Anderson will officiate.
      Burial will be in Clark Cemetery in Fife Lake.
      Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      Ada L. Meikrantz
      Died December 4, 1999
      KARLIN - Ada L. Meikrantz, 92, a longtime resident of Karlin, died Saturday at Grayling Nursing Center.
      Ada served as postmistress of the Karlin post office for 25 years prior to her retirement. She loved the Detroit Tigers, playing cards and dancing.
      Born in Boyne City on March 30, 1907, she was the daughter of William J. and Abbie G. (Hopkins) Nelson.
      Surviving are her daughter, Iris (Winfield) Hansen of Kalkaska; two brothers, William and Burton Nelson; three grandchildren, Arthur (Valerie) Hansen, Leeanna (Thomas) Henke, and Renee (Timothy) Morrison - all of Kalkaska; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      Her husbands, Paul Edmundson, Ben Hantak and John Meikrantz, preceded her in death as did two sisters and four brothers.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; Steve Brower will officiate.
      Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      HAZEL MAY MCCARRY, 90, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Tendercare Traverse City nursing home.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah; services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      RAYNOR CARL OLSTROM, 74, of East Jordan, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      JUEIL M. WINDBIGLER, 87, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle. Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Florine Alberts
      Died December 4, 1999
      KEWADIN - Florine Alberts, 67, died Saturday at her home in Kewadin.
      Born Sept. 22, 1932, in Elk Rapids, she was the daughter of Percy and Louise (Williams) Anderson. She married Francis "Proctor" Shananaquet who later preceded her in death. Florine later married Wilmer Alberts Sr. who also preceded her in death.
      A resident of the Elk Rapids area her entire life, Florine worked at NISH-NAH-BEE Industries in Traverse City as a supervisor/quality control. She was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians and of the Kewadin Indian Mission Church. Florine enjoyed attending church, reading the Bible and music. She was a very devoted Christian. Florine loved the Lord with all her heart and, having seen His face, her sweet spirit will soar for eternity.
      Survivors include four daughters, Theresa Shananaquet of Kewadin, Mary (Earl) Pelcher of Mount Pleasant, Patricia (Walter "Bob") Poertner of Traverse City, and Melissa Alberts of Kewadin; three sons, Michael (Shirley) Shananaquet of Traverse City, Martin (Karen) Shananaquet of Kewadin, and Wilmer Alberts Jr. of Kewadin; six brothers, Gerald Anderson of Peshawbetown, Percy "Chief" Anderson Jr. of Elk Rapids, Albert Anderson of Kewadin, Robert Anderson of Elk Rapids, Russell Anderson of Elk Rapids, and Steve (Audry) Anderson of Lansing; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Florine was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and two brothers, David and Edward Anderson.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Kewadin Indian Mission Church; a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. each evening at the church.
      Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elk Rapids United Methodist Church; the Rev. Tom John and the Rev. Delford Whitecrow will officiate.
      Burial will take place in Kewadin Indian Mission Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kewadin Indian Mission Church.
      Arrangements are by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Josphine Marie Everett
      Died December 3, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Josephine Marie Everett, 74, died Friday at her home in Traverse City.
      Born March 20, 1925, in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Thornton) Lokinski. In 1945, in Memphis, Tenn., she married Mason H. Everett.
      Josephine served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A homemaker, in 1970 she moved from Milford to Traverse City. She was a former receptionist at the Traverse City Record-Eagle. She enjoyed bingo and working in her yard.
      Survivors include two daughters, Jamie Reid of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Janice Voice of Traverse City; two sons, Richard (Kathy) Everett of Waukesha, Wis., and David Everett of Worthington, Ohio; and three sisters, Florence Kapplinger of Saginaw, Dorothy Schramke of Livonia, and Marie (Jim) Ruyle of Farmington Hills.
      Josephine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth; the Rev. Celia M. Hastings will officiate.
      Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery.
      The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Alice Marguerite Hoxie
      Died December 4, 1999
      CEDAR - Alice Marguerite Hoxie, 95, of Cedar, died Saturday at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
      A lifelong resident of the Traverse City area, she had lived at the Hoxie Road family farm for the past 75 years. A 1920 graduate from Traverse City High School, she attended County Normal and taught at the Rennie school for a year. Alice was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City, the Solon Extension Club and the Pioneer Farm Bureau. She enjoyed crocheting, flowers, and family, and was an excellent cook and baker.
      Born Dec. 14, 1903, in Long Lake Township, she was the daughter of Henry and Emma (Weiselberg) Witkop. On Aug. 27, 1924, at the family home in Long Lake Township, she married Warren Hoxie. He died March 11, 1988.
      Surviving are two sons, Jack (Doris) Hoxie of Traverse City and Bill (Clarice) Hoxie of Cedar; a daughter, Wanda (Norman) Crampton of Traverse City; three sisters, Grace Slocum, Lucille Boone, and Ruth Goodman - all of Traverse City; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Alice was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilhelmina Youker.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. William Haggard will officiate.
      Burial will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Leelanau County Meals on Wheels or Asbury United Methodist Church.
     
      Charles Raymond St. Clair Jr.
      Died December 3, 1999
      GLEN ARBOR - Charles Raymond St. Clair Jr., 77, of Glen Arbor, died Friday in Earlysville.
      He was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Oak Park, Ill., the son of Charles R. and Erla Smith St. Clair. His parents preceded him in death.
      Charles was retired from Michigan State University where he served as chairman of the mechanical engineering department and received a mechanical engineering teaching award. He had a Ph.D. from Purdue University and served with the Army Ordinance Research Division. Charles was a member of the U.S. Handball Assoc., Tau Beta Pi, Triangle Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor.
      Survivors include his wife, Jeanette E. St. Clair of Glen Arbor; three children, Charles R. St. Clair III of Davidson, N.C., Scott A. St. Clair and his wife, Judy, of Boulder, Colo., and Deborah St. Clair Short, and her husband, Tim, of Earlysville; five grandchildren; and dear friends, John and Anne Polomsky, James Beck, Tom Moore, Dr. Richard Schilling, Rolland and Mary Lou Gifford, Merle Potter, and Mahlon Smith.
      The memorial service will be private.
      Arrangements are by Hill & Wood Funeral Service and Cremation Memorial Center, Inc. of Charlottesville, Va.
     
      Victoria Lenecz Tifft
      Died December 4, 1999
      WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Victoria Lenecz Tifft, 83, of Winston-Salem, was born into eternal life Saturday after a long illness. She was a former resident of Dearborn Heights, Mich.
      Survivors include her beloved husband of 58 years, Carroll Tifft; two daughters, Julie Pais of Lexington, N.C., and Joyce Sheridan of Traverse City, Mich.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      A memorial Mass in celebration of her life was held in Clemmons.
      Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem, 100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or Holy Family Catholic Church, PO Box 130, Clemmons, NC 27012.
      Cremations Services, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
     
     
      DOROTHY JEAN 'DEE DEE' DICKERT, 77, of Midland, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Midland. She was born Oct. 20, 1922, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
      Services have been held. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. The Wilson Miller Funeral Home if Midland is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Dennis Joe Culver
      Died December 4, 1999
      HOWELL - Dennis Joe Culver, 56, of Howell, died Saturday in Milton Township as a result of an automobile accident.
      He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Lansing, the son of Wayne J. and Gladys (Cooke) Culver.
      Dennis was a building mechanic for the Lansing Board of Water and Light Public Utilities. He spent a great deal of time at his future retirement home at Torch River.
      Surviving are his wife, Melissa R. (Leonard); two children, Chad (Michelle) Culver of Traverse City and Jamie (Scott) Tatman of Lowell; four brothers, Jim (Suzanne) Culver of Vero Beach, Fla., Tom Culver of Lansing, Bud (Wava) Culver of Lansing, and Ted (Rosalyn) Culver of Ann Arbor; three grandchildren, Courtney Ann Culver, Alexandra Lyn Culver, and Emily Jane Tatman; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and died with his brother Timothy D. Culver.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline-Runciman Co., East Chapel in East Lansing.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Grass River Natural Area, PO Box 231, Bellaire, MI 49615.
      Local arrangements are by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Timothy Douglas Culver
      Died December 4, 1999
      RAPID CITY - Timothy Douglas Culver, 60, of Rapid City, died Saturday in Milton Township as a result of an automobile accident.
      He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Lansing, the son of Wayne J. and Gladys (Cooke) Culver.
      Timothy was currently the administrator for the Concord Academy in Mancelona. He resided at Torch River where he summered for nine years previously. He moved from Holt earlier this year.
      Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. (Myers); two children, Barbara Jane (Robert) Nulf of Climax and Sandra Kaye Culver of Chicago; four brothers, Jim (Suzanne) Culver of Vero Beach, Fla., Tom Culver of Lansing, Bud (Wava) Culver of Lansing, and Ted (Rosalyn) Culver of Ann Arbor; two grandchildren, Sydney Ray Nulf and Henry Robert Nulf; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and died with his brother Dennis Joe Culver.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gorsline-Runciman Co., East Chapel in East Lansing.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Grass River Natural Area, PO Box 231, Bellaire, MI 49615.
      Local arrangements are by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Audrey Rose DeYoung
      Died December 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Audrey Rose DeYoung, 84, of Traverse City, died peacefully at home Monday morning.
      Born Feb. 26, 1915, in Muskegon; she was the daughter of George and Katherine (Witt) Bull.
      Audrey lived in Muskegon until her marriage to Lyle Sheldon DeYoung on Nov. 24, 1938. This year they celebrated 61 years of marriage.
      She and Lyle moved to Traverse City to run Hilt's Wallpaper and Paint Store which later became DeYoungs Wallpaper and Paint Store in 1951. She did the bookkeeping for the store from 1938 to 1974.
      Audrey was a life member of the Daisy Chain, a Catholic Daughter and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A member of Munson Medical Auxiliary, she managed the hospital gift shop for 12 years.
      She loved bridge, card games and knitting for her grandchildren. Audrey was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and the best "big grandma" any child could ask for.
      Survivors include her husband, Lyle S. of Traverse City; two brothers, George (Janet) Bull of Muskegon and James (Mary) Bull of Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Eloisie (Albert) Engel of Ada; her daughter-in-law, Patricia DeYoung of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Douglas (Maureen) DeYoung, Dawn (Michale) Gildersleve of Traverse City, Daryl DeYoung of Beaver Creek, Colo., and Dana DeYoung of West Hartford, Conn.; four great-grandchildren, Katherine Rose and Molly France DeYoung, and Tyler Michael and Megan Elizabeth Gildersleeve - all of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
      Audrey was preceded in death by her only son, Lyle William, in 1992, a brother, Robert Bull, in 1976, and a sister, Katherine Gallagher in 1982.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where friends may call one hour before the service for visitation. The Rev. James Hayden will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Lyle W. DeYoung Memorial Scholarship Fund, Grand Traverse MSU Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1633, Traverse City, MI 49685, Munson Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Eugene 'Gene' Jacob Ghering
      Died November 30, 1999
      SERPENT RIVER, Ontario - Gene Ghering, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, age 74, previous resident of Traverse City, Mich., passed away in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tuesday.
      He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Traverse City to Roy and Hattie Ghering. He was joined in marriage to Mary Etta Lardie on June 1, 1946.
      Gene and Mary made their home as fruit growers on the Old Mission Peninsula until 1972 at which time they sold their farm and bought Kegos Camp, a hunting and fishing resort on Chub Lake near Thessalon, Ontario, which they operated until they retired in 1991.
      Upon retirement, Gene and Mary settled in Serpent River and spent their winters in their home in Clearwater, Fla.
      Gene was a veteran of World War II. He worked at the U.S. Postal Service for approximately 18 years. He was an active member of the Lion's Club in Thessalon for 12 years. Gene was an avid hunter and an excellent hunting guide; he loved the outdoors. He also loved to travel and captured beautiful scenery with his camera.
      Gene is survived by his wife Mary Etta; brother LeRoy Ghering of Traverse City; his five children; Jeanette (Jon) Christy of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Patricia (Dan) Bellows of Kingsley, Mich., Mike (Mary) Ghering of Traverse City, Dorene (Rodger) Hubley of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Diane (Pete) Petersen of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
      Cremation has taken place.
      There will be a private memorial service held at daughter Diane Petersen's home Thursday morning.
      Friends and family may pay their respects from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at daughter Pat Bellow's home in Kingsley.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or to the Eugene Ghering Memorial Fund.
     
      Hazel May McCarry
      Died December 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Hazel May McCarry, 90, died Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lake Ann, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Grace (Martin) Wilson. On April 19, 1928, in Lake Ann, she married John Steven McCarry.
      A resident of Traverse City, she lived in Benzie County for most of her life except for a short period of time that she spent in the Upper Peninsula. Hazel was a retired nurses aide. She enjoy crocheting and playing the piano. She was a member of First Christian Church and a former member of First Baptist Church of Frankfort.
      Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia (Homer) Hoagland of Muskegon, Lula (Richard) Snyder of Kingsley, Rose (Jim) Harrand of Grawn, Helen (Chuck) Norton of Molena, Ga., and Gloria (Lavern) Lentz of Copemish; four sons, John (Millie) McCarry of Houston, Mo., Francis (Lorene) McCarry of Sun, La., Steven (Elaine) McCarry of Houston, Mo., and Norman (Evelyn) McCarry of Bear Lake; a brother, Raymond (Irene) Wilson of Norman, Okla.; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
      Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Craig McCarry; brother, Francis Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Emily Hoagland.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at Bennett-Bartz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Larry J. Ross will officiate.
      Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Hazel M. McCarry Memorial Fund.
     
      Jueil M. Windbigler
      Died December 5, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jueil M. Windbigler, 87, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born May 10, 1912, in Gaylord, she was the daughter of Frank and Florence (Laney) Knapp.
      A resident of Traverse City, she lived in the area for most of her adult life. Jueil was a member of the Salvation Army.
      Survivors include her husband, Verlon, and a son, Charles Richard Windbigler - both of Traverse City, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
      Jueil was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Shirley, in 1964; two grandchildren, Charles Windbigler in 1987 and Katherine Click in 1994; two brothers, Carl and Leland Knapp; and two sisters, Hannah Tucker and Retha Milligan.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Keith Huffman will officiate.
      Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township.
     
      ESTHER E. SCOTT, 95, of Kaleva, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. She was born April 17, 1904, in Kaleva.
      Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Township Cemetery in Kaleva. The Terwilliger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Dorothy Jean 'Dee Dee' Dickert
      Died November 27, 1999
      MIDLAND - Dorothy Jean "Dee Dee" Dickert, 77, entered the presence of the Lord after a valiant struggle with colon cancer.
      Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Frances H. (Thistle) Newcomer.
      On May 27, 1944, Dee Dee married Yancey J. Dickert in Newberry, S.C., and moved to Midland in 1948.
      Dee Dee was a member of First United Methodist Church of Midland and enjoyed her many friends.
      Survivors include her husband, Yancey "Jack" Dickert; daughters, Wanda (Jim) Jones of Midland, Ginny (Mike) McCormick of Chandler, Ariz., Pamela (Terry) Allen of Durand, and Kathleen (Ted) Bee of Traverse City; and eight grandchildren.
      Services were held Nov. 30, at First United Methodist Church in Midland.
      Dee Dee requested donations be made to the Charles H. Newcomer Scholarship fund which is named after her father who was a chemistry teacher in the Grand Rapids school district. Direct memorials to C.H. Newcomer Scholarship, Mr. David Bardolph, Financial Services Asst., Grand Rapids Public Schools, 143 Bostwick, N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3299.
     
      Richard C. McGrath
      Died December 6, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Richard C. McGrath, 36, of Kingsley, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He was a member of Kingsley Sportsman Club. Richard was employed by Arms & Cole Inc. as a HVAC mechanic.
      Survivors include his wife, Pamela J. McGrath of Kingsley; two sons, Joe and Ricky - both at home; his father and step mother, Charles D. and Karen McGrath of Allen Park; his mother, Linda L. McGrath of California; three brothers; a sister; three step brothers; and a step sister.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home; the Rev. Albin J. Gietzen will officiate.
      Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
      Memorials may be directed to Joe & Ricky Educational Fund care of their mother, Pamela.
     
      GEORGE B. WHITEHEAD, 73, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      KENNETH DILLON YOUNG, 79, of Empire, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Audrey Rose DeYoung
      Died December 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Audrey Rose DeYoung, 84, of Traverse City, died peacefully at home Monday morning.
      Born Feb. 26, 1915, in Muskegon; she was the daughter of George and Katherine (Witt) Bull.
      Audrey lived in Muskegon until her marriage to Lyle Sheldon DeYoung on Nov. 24, 1938. This year they celebrated 61 years of marriage.
      She and Lyle moved to Traverse City to run Hilt's Wallpaper and Paint Store which later became DeYoungs Wallpaper and Paint Store in 1950. She did the bookkeeping for the store from 1938 to 1974.
      Audrey was a life member of the Daisy Chain, a Catholic Daughter and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A member of Munson Medical Auxiliary, she managed the hospital gift shop for 12 years.
      She loved bridge, card games and knitting for her grandchildren. Audrey was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and the best "big grandma" any child could ask for.
      Survivors include her husband, Lyle S. of Traverse City; two brothers, George (Janet) Bull of Muskegon and James (Mary) Bull of Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Eloisie (Albert) Engel of Ada; her daughter-in-law, Patricia DeYoung of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Douglas (Maureen) DeYoung, Dawn (Michael) Gildersleeve of Traverse City, Daryl DeYoung of Beaver Creek, Colo., and Dana DeYoung of West Hartford, Conn.; four great-grandchildren, Katherine Rose and Molly Frances DeYoung, and Tyler Michael and Megan Elizabeth Gildersleeve - all of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
      Audrey was preceded in death by her only son, Lyle William, in 1992, a brother, Robert Bull, in 1976, and a sister, Katherine Gallagher in 1982.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where friends may call one hour before the service for visitation. The Rev. James Hayden will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Lyle W. DeYoung Memorial Scholarship Fund, Grand Traverse MSU Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1633, Traverse City, MI 49685, Munson Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      LARRY L. GRAY, 55, of Williamsburg and formerly of Ft. Myers, Fla., died Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 1999, at the home of his aunt.
      Arrangements are pending at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, Benzonia.
     
      ALBERTA M. JOHNSON, 78, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      No services are planned. Final interment will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      ROBERT S. LANGDON, JR., 54, of Yorktown, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.
      Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home in Muncie, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      Matthew John Konold
      Died December 7, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Matthew John Konold, 74, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 31, 1925, in Warren, Ohio, he was the son of Matthew John and Bess (Jamieson) Konold. In 1951, in Detroit, he married the former Sally Stonehouse.
      Matthew graduated from Leelanau schools in Glen Arbor and Michigan State University. He worked with Belfour-Stulen Company for many years and retired as a computer program workshop instructor with Grand Traverse Project. Matthew was an expert at photography and computers.
      He is survived by four children, Katherine Hill of Ishpeming, Mary Rupert of Lake Leelanau, Ann LaBonte of Traverse City and John Matthew Konold of Kokomo, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Ben and Sarah Rupert, Andrew and Tom Hill, and Abe, Daniel and Bess LaBonte; and former wife, Sally, of Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Verle L. Mason
      Died December 9, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Verle L. Mason, 73, of Traverse City, died Thursday at the home of his daughter in Apopka, Fla.
      Born May 14, 1926, in Ionia, he was the son of Glen and Leah (Wilder) Mason. On Dec. 27, 1947, in Belding, he married the former June L. Tallman.
      Verle served in the U.S. Army/Air Force. He worked as a field underwriter for Auto Owners Insurance for 35 years and has resided in Traverse City since 1956. He was a member of Mayfield Chapel and enjoyed golf. His friends greatly appreciated his sense of humor.
      He is survived by his wife, June, of Traverse City; two daughters, Heather Lee Mason of Traverse City and Debra Kay Mason of Apopka, Fla.; and two sisters, Maxine Foltz of Lansing and Connie Everest of Marion.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lyle and Lee Mason.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are being planned for the spring at Mayfield Chapel with Pastor Glen Walters officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mayfield Chapel.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Marion E. Moyer
      Died December 7, 1999
      BEAR LAKE - Marion E. Moyer, 72, of Bear Lake and formerly of Branchville, N.J., died Tuesday in Arcadia.
      Born Sept. 8, 1927, in Branchville, N.J., she was the daughter of James and Sara (Crone) Hamm.
      Marion will be missed and long remembered by her friends at the Methodist Manor in Branchville, especially Ruth Trezona.
      She is survived by her sister, Jean Lewis of Branchville, N.J.; and her nieces and nephews, Lee Blahnik of Elberta, Wendy Bouwkamp of Traverse City, Denise Crellin of Greentown, Pa., Roger Hamm of Branchville, N.J., Carl Katzenstein of Baton Rouge, La., Jeff Lewis of Branchville, N.J., Amy Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Toni Moran of Onekama, Tim Moyer of Union, N.J., Lydia Orr of Branchville, N.J., Carla Jean Sievert of Arcadia and Michelle Stahovec of Sharon, Conn. Marion is also survived by her special grandniece, Sara Smith of Hawley, Pa.; and numerous other grandnieces and grandnephews.
      She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Moyer, in 1997; and her nephew, Jerry Katzenstein, earlier this year.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Wood Funeral Home in Branchville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Branchville Cemetery.
      Anyone preferring to make a donation in the memory of Marion Moyer in lieu of flowers is asked to consider Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Local arrangements were handled by the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      George B. Whitehead
      Died December 8, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - George B. Whitehead, 73, of Williamsburg, died Wednesday at his home.
      George served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Formerly of Lansing, he retired as a bank officer from the Bank of Lansing.
      He is survived by his wife, Marjorie M. Marsh Williams Whitehead of Williamsburg; five children, Zetta Zechinato, Martha Mae Babcock, Brent Williams, Kristine Miller and Marta Campbell Mrva; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one niece; and three nephews.
      No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 6th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Kenneth Dillon Young
      Died December 8, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kenneth Dillon Young, 79, of Traverse City, died quietly early Wednesday morning at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City after a long illness.
      Kenneth was born May 5, 1920. He had made his home on Glen Lake since his retirement from business in 1985. He was widowed twice, first by the death of his first wife, Charlotte, with whom he had two children and later by the loss of his second wife, Karen.
      Kenneth, a fourth generation Chicagoan, grew up in that city, and was educated in the Chicago public schools and the University of Chicago High School. He matriculated at Purdue University but dropped out after the United States entered World War II. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Indiana and the USS Bennington, achieving the grade of Radar Technician First Class before being demobilized in 1946. He returned to college and graduated from Purdue with a bachelor of science degree in engineering in 1948.
      He is survived by his brother, Bruce, of Cedar Key, Fla.; his son, Kenneth Arden Young, who, with his wife, Anne, own and operate a business in Traverse City, and by five grandchildren, Melissa, Michelle, Michael and Nicole Young and Mark Ingold of Muskogee, Okla.
      He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Ingold.
      At Kenneth's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      SOPHIA M. ANDERSON, 70, of East Jordan, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. She was born Oct. 12, 1929.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      GEORGE WILLIAM ASIALA, 53, of Brethren, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. He was born Jan. 2, 1946, in Brethren.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      GARY G. HOTCHKISS, 49, of Kingsley, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his home.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      FRANCIS HENRY SAVAT, 79, of Mancelona, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999.
      A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona, where visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Rex Allen Burton
      Died December 3, 1999
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska -Rex Allen Burton, 65, died Friday of natural causes at his home in Anchorage.
      Born March 12, 1934, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Jack H. Burton and Chauncie (Vaughn) Burton.
      Rex graduated in 1952 from Southeastern High School in Detroit. He served for two years, from 1956 to 1958, in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in Detroit for 14 years. He moved to Traverse City, Mich., in 1969 and owned and operated the Red Pine Restaurant in Glen Arbor, Mich. Rex retired in 1995 from North Star Communications in Traverse City.
      He moved to Anchorage in February 1999 to join his daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Dennis Yates.
      Rex enjoyed collecting antique guns and history. Some of his special qualities included an outstanding personality, jokes, storytelling and never going a day without popcorn.
      Survivors include five children, Kenneth A. Burton (Laurie) of Jackson, Mich., Karyn L. Burton of Cedar, Mich., Mark E. (Lisa) Burton of Maple City, Mich., Thomas J. Burton of Medford, Ore., and Robyn C. (Dennis) Yates; five grandchildren, Sarah, Desiree, Michael, Erica, and Kenlee; siblings, Hayward V. (Sandra) Burton of Livonia, Mich., Kay F. (Donald) Helwig of Tampa, Fla., and Gary L. Burton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Rex was preceded in death by a son, Robert Scott Burton, his parents, and a nephew, Alan D. Helwig.
      Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at the home of his son Kenneth A. Burton in Jackson.
      Memorials may be directed to Hospice or Cherryland Humane Society of Traverse City.
     
      Larry L. Gray
      Died December 9, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - Larry L. Gray, 55, of Williamsburg and formerly of Ft. Meyers, Fla., died Thursday morning at the home of his aunt Mary Lautner.
      Larry was born on July 24, 1944, in Dundee, and soon after was adopted by Garl and Claribel (Boerner) Gray. He had been a summer resident to the Grand Traverse and Benzie areas, and became a permanent resident in 1994.
      Larry attended the Flint School for the Deaf until his 18th birthday. He was a very caring and loving person, who especially loved children and animals. He read his bible faithfully and shared his knowledge with others. He was an excellent signor, which helped him in his many travels.
      Larry is survived by his aunts and uncles, Mary (Merlin) Lautner and Alice Gates of Williamsburg, Helen Gray and Zane (Virginia) Gray of Interlochen, Bryce (Darlene) Gray of Honor, Pauline Boerner of Grand Rapids; many, many cousins; and a very special friend, Greg Dobbs in Ft. Myers.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Floyd McCrimmon officiating. Entombment and committal services will be held at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
      Larry's family has asked that his caring for children continues and suggests a memorial contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
     
      Wilmot Jackson
      Died December 9, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Wilmot Jackson, 52, of Kingsley, died Thursday at the home of his sister after a long illness.
      Born July 30, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Andrew and Isabella (Koon) Jackson.
      Wilmot grew up and attended schools in Mt. Pleasant and Coleman. After serving in the U.S. Navy he worked as a farmer in the Delwin area. Because of illness, he retired in 1994 and made his home with his sister, Wilma.
      He is survived by three brothers, Bernard and Andrew of Mt. Pleasant and Maurice of Clare; and four sisters, Zelda Jenkins of Traverse City, Norma Rapp of Mt. Pleasant, Wanda Lautner of Traverse City and Wilma (Mrs. Lairy) Gionet of Kingsley.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Ronald, Lamont and Raymond.
      Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and will continue until the 2 p.m. funeral service Tuesday at the Chippewa Indian United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant; Rev. Owen White Pigeon will officiate. Burial will be at Denver Township Cemetery.
      Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
     
      DR. DOROTHY M. BAKER, 87, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Bortz Health Care.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      EARL L. KENNEDY, 91, of Central Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at the Birchwood Care Center in Marne. He was born April 5, 1908.
      Graveside services will be held on Fathers Day, June 18, 2000, at Southern Cemetery in Central Lake Township. Arrangements by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortenson Funeral Homes.
     
      LEWIS W. SLUYTER, 81, of Beulah and Arizona, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Arizona. He was born May 8, 1918.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
     
      GARY CLEMENT YOUNG, 64, of Kaleva, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      Al Kazarian
      Died November 13, 1999
      PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Al Kazarian, 79, of Palm Harbor and formerly of Elk Rapids, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Fla. He was a summer resident of Elk Rapids since 1959 and moved here permanently upon his retirement in 1975.
      Al served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was captain of the Highland Park Fire Department for 27 years, past treasurer of Highland Park Fire Fighters Union 355, and member of the Highland Park Fire and Police Retirees Association and VFW Post No. 147 of Livonia. He was past director of the Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association.
      Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Irene; son, Richard (Kathleen) of Elk Rapids; and grandchildren, Jeffrey Kazarian of Torrance, Calif. and Kristen Kazarian of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
      Cremation has taken place and internment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
      Arrangements were handled by Moss-Feaster Funeral Home in Palm Harbor, Fla.
     
      Henry A. LaBeau
      Died December 11, 1999
      EAST JORDAN - Henry A. LaBeau, 90, of Central Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at the Havencrest Foster Care Home in East Jordan.
      Henry was born Feb. 26, 1909, in Trenton, the son of Jerome and Rose (Navarre) LaBeau. On Oct. 15, 1938, in Trenton, he married Dorothy Gabriel, who preceded him in death in 1974.
      Henry resided in Empire for many years where he owned the Friendly Tavern and was chief of the Empire Fire Department. In 1954 he moved to Central Lake where he and his wife owned LaBeau's Grocery until 1968. In 1967 they built LaBeau's Dairy Freeze, retiring in 1974. He was active in the Central Lake community, serving on the school board and various organizations. He was a longtime member of St. Luke Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and was active in the church choir.
      Surviving are three sons, Jerome C. (Deanna) and Robert A. (Diane) - both of Central Lake and James H. (Nancy) of East Jordan; eight grandchildren, Craig LaBeau and Kimberly (Cecil) Fernandez - both of Central Lake, Keith LaBeau of Orlando, Fla., Michael LaBeau and Christine Hoose - both of Central Lake, Darrell, Mark and Kurt LaBeau - all of East Jordan; a great-grandson, Bobby Hoose of Central Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
      Also preceding him in death were five brothers, Fred, Clarence, Archie, Harvey and Chestley; and a sister Beatrice Boyd.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where a wake service will be held at 7.30 p.m. with Sr. Celine Goessl officiating. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire, Father Arockiasamy Arulandu will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Southern Cemetery in Central Lake Township.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke Catholic Church.
     
      Elizabeth M. Seaton
      Died December 11, 1999
      MANCELONA - Elizabeth M. Seaton, 81, of Mancelona and formerly of Echo Township, died Saturday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Elizabeth was born July 10, 1918, in Jordan Township, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Berzenwski) Weisler. On May 17, 1937, in East Jordan, she married Jesse J. Seaton, who preceded her in death in 1992.
      Elizabeth resided in Echo Township most of her life and retired in 1981 from Wickes Manufacturing of East Jordan. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire, and the Torch Post VFW No. 6985 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
      Surviving are two daughters, Madaline (Eugene) Primrose of Mancelona and Florence (Frank) Bartholomew of East Jordan; four grandchildren, Cheryl (Dewain) Rohde of Mancelona, Debbie Desrochers, James (Carolyn) Barnett and Julie (James) Shivley - all of East Jordan; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Edward and Frederick Weisler; four sisters, Clara Hebden, Katherine Hebden, Mary Stanek and Anna McKenny; and a granddaughter, Sandra Barnett.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Sr. Celine Goessl officiating. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire; Father Arockiasamy Arulandu will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Dunsmore Cemetery in Echo Township.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Church.
     
      MARGARET BOLDT, 94, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      EILEEN JANEY HUTCHINSON, 88, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999.
      Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in New York. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      PATRICIA 'PAT' WOLFF, 74, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Iva E. Hunt
      Died December 11, 1999
      BEAR LAKE - Iva E. Hunt, 81, of Bear Lake, entered into her eternal reward with Jesus, surrounded by her family, Saturday, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Iva was born June 11, 1918, in Blaine Township in Benzie County, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Shutler) Gilbert. On June 7, 1938, she married John H. Hunt who preceded her in death June 9, 1990.
      She graduated from Ferris Institute and taught elementary education in Almira Township in Benzie County.
      Iva and John resided on the family farm at Herring Lake for many years where she was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed cooling, baking and spending time with her family. In 1966 the family moved to Bear Lake to own and operate a dairy farm. Iva worked as a cook and baker at the Bear Lake schools for many years, retiring about 1977. She was a charter member of the Herring Lake Baptist Church where she served in a variety of ministries over the years.
      Surviving are two sons, Rodney (Betty) Hunt of Herring Lake and Charles (Debra) Hunt of Traverse City; and nine grandchildren, Pam Hyde of Minneapolis, Minn., Kirk (Lisa) Hunt of Eaton Rapids, Eric (Karie) Hunt of Ann Arbor, Brian (Michelle) Hunt of Spring Lake, Rebecca Waller of Palm Harbor, Fla., Jonathon and Courtney Hunt of Maine, and Hillary and Marta Hunt of Traverse City. Survivors also include seven great-grandchildren, Steffen Hunt; Raechel, Mellissa and Kenneth Hyde; Lindsay and Kirsten Hunt; and Randy Waller. Other survivors include a sister, Pearle (Ted) Schlueter of Cedar; brothers, Stephen Gilbert of Tucson, Ariz., and Beuford (Marion) Gilbert of Cook, Neb.; also her best friend, Leona Bronson of Bear Lake.
      Iva was also preceded in death by a son, Jon Hunt, in 1997, and brothers, Harry and Cleve Gilbert.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Herring Lake Baptist Church.
      Interment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      Lewis W. Sluyter
      Died December 8, 1999
      BENZIE COUNTY - Lewis W. Sluyter, 80, of Benzie County and Arizona, died Wednesday in Globe, Arizona.
      He was born May 8, 1918, in Aloha, Mich., the son of John B. and Juanita (Tubbs) Sluyter.
      Lewis, a self-employed builder and painter for many years, had owned Sluyter Sudden Service in Traverse City. A member of Herring Lake Baptist Church and Gideons International, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
      On December 5, 1941, in Elberta, Lewis married Olga M. Gunderson who preceded him in death.
      Lewis is survived by his children, Leon (Pat) Sluyter of Beulah, Linda (Dave) Foddrill of Plainfield, Ind., Larry W. Sluyter of Traverse City, Lorene (Doug) Gleason of Benzonia, Lonny (Cheryl) Sluyter of Payson, Ariz., LuVon Smith of Frankfort, Lorron (Judy) Sluyter of San Diego, LaVaughn (Mona) Sluyter of Globe, Ariz., and Lonnette (Geoff) Miner of Benzonia; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marye Lord of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fran (Don) Herriman of Lake Ann, and Joanne Kline of Traverse City.
      He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Joey Sluyter, and his sister, Dorothy Roberts.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Kenneth Blair will officiate.
      Interment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
      Memonal contributions may be made to Gideons International. Envelopes are available at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      Ellis Gerald Weaver
      Died December 11, 1999
      HONOR - Ellis Gerald Weaver, 78, of Honor, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Honor, he was the son of George A. and Anna C. (Madsen) Weaver.
      A veteran of World War II, Ellis served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Kenneth C. Evans Post No. 7544 in Beulah and of the Elks Lodge No. 323 in Traverse City.
      Ellis was with the Homestead Township Fire Department from 1946 to 1982 and was the fire chief from l950 to 1982. Ellis was also one of the founding fathers of ambulance service in Benzie County.
      Ellis and his brother, George, owned Weaver's IGA in Honor from 1946 to 1984. He served as president of the Honor Chamber of Commerce during the 1960s, was a past chairman of the church board at Honor Congregational Church and was very active in community service.
      A wonderful husband and a great father, his greatest enjoyment was his grandchildren. He also enjoyed all types of sports, especially basketball.
      On May 23, 1948, in Frankfort, Ellis married Edna J. Gabrielsen who survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Am (Rick) Lipp of Holt and Marilee (Wayne) Strom of Honor; his son, Robert (Polly) Weaver of Honor; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and two nieces, Deborah (David) Wells of Warren and Dawn Weaver of Traverse City.
      Ellis was preceded in death by two brothers, V.M. "Dutch" Weaver and George Weaver, and two nephews, Richard Weaver and George Weaver Jr.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Thomas Maher will officiate.
      Interment will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Homestead Township Fire Department. Envelopes are available at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      MARGARET BOLDT, 94, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      EILEEN JANEY HUTCHINSON, 88, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999.
      Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in New York. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      PATRICIA 'PAT' WOLFF, 74, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Iva E. Hunt
      Died December 11, 1999
      BEAR LAKE - Iva E. Hunt, 81, of Bear Lake, entered into her eternal reward with Jesus, surrounded by her family, Saturday, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Iva was born June 11, 1918, in Blaine Township in Benzie County, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Shutler) Gilbert. On June 7, 1938, she married John H. Hunt who preceded her in death June 9, 1990.
      She graduated from Ferris Institute and taught elementary education in Almira Township in Benzie County.
      Iva and John resided on the family farm at Herring Lake for many years where she was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed cooling, baking and spending time with her family. In 1966 the family moved to Bear Lake to own and operate a dairy farm. Iva worked as a cook and baker at the Bear Lake schools for many years, retiring about 1977. She was a charter member of the Herring Lake Baptist Church where she served in a variety of ministries over the years.
      Surviving are two sons, Rodney (Betty) Hunt of Herring Lake and Charles (Debra) Hunt of Traverse City; and nine grandchildren, Pam Hyde of Minneapolis, Minn., Kirk (Lisa) Hunt of Eaton Rapids, Eric (Karie) Hunt of Ann Arbor, Brian (Michelle) Hunt of Spring Lake, Rebecca Waller of Palm Harbor, Fla., Jonathon and Courtney Hunt of Maine, and Hillary and Marta Hunt of Traverse City. Survivors also include seven great-grandchildren, Steffen Hunt; Raechel, Mellissa and Kenneth Hyde; Lindsay and Kirsten Hunt; and Randy Waller. Other survivors include a sister, Pearle (Ted) Schlueter of Cedar; brothers, Stephen Gilbert of Tucson, Ariz., and Beuford (Marion) Gilbert of Cook, Neb.; also her best friend, Leona Bronson of Bear Lake.
      Iva was also preceded in death by a son, Jon Hunt, in 1997, and brothers, Harry and Cleve Gilbert.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Herring Lake Baptist Church.
      Interment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      Lewis W. Sluyter
      Died December 8, 1999
      BENZIE COUNTY - Lewis W. Sluyter, 80, of Benzie County and Arizona, died Wednesday in Globe, Arizona.
      He was born May 8, 1918, in Aloha, Mich., the son of John B. and Juanita (Tubbs) Sluyter.
      Lewis, a self-employed builder and painter for many years, had owned Sluyter Sudden Service in Traverse City. A member of Herring Lake Baptist Church and Gideons International, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
      On December 5, 1941, in Elberta, Lewis married Olga M. Gunderson who preceded him in death.
      Lewis is survived by his children, Leon (Pat) Sluyter of Beulah, Linda (Dave) Foddrill of Plainfield, Ind., Larry W. Sluyter of Traverse City, Lorene (Doug) Gleason of Benzonia, Lonny (Cheryl) Sluyter of Payson, Ariz., LuVon Smith of Frankfort, Lorron (Judy) Sluyter of San Diego, LaVaughn (Mona) Sluyter of Globe, Ariz., and Lonnette (Geoff) Miner of Benzonia; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marye Lord of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fran (Don) Herriman of Lake Ann, and Joanne Kline of Traverse City.
      He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Joey Sluyter, and his sister, Dorothy Roberts.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Kenneth Blair will officiate.
      Interment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
      Memonal contributions may be made to Gideons International. Envelopes are available at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      Ellis Gerald Weaver
      Died December 11, 1999
      HONOR - Ellis Gerald Weaver, 78, of Honor, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Honor, he was the son of George A. and Anna C. (Madsen) Weaver.
      A veteran of World War II, Ellis served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Kenneth C. Evans Post No. 7544 in Beulah and of the Elks Lodge No. 323 in Traverse City.
      Ellis was with the Homestead Township Fire Department from 1946 to 1982 and was the fire chief from l950 to 1982. Ellis was also one of the founding fathers of ambulance service in Benzie County.
      Ellis and his brother, George, owned Weaver's IGA in Honor from 1946 to 1984. He served as president of the Honor Chamber of Commerce during the 1960s, was a past chairman of the church board at Honor Congregational Church and was very active in community service.
      A wonderful husband and a great father, his greatest enjoyment was his grandchildren. He also enjoyed all types of sports, especially basketball.
      On May 23, 1948, in Frankfort, Ellis married Edna J. Gabrielsen who survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Am (Rick) Lipp of Holt and Marilee (Wayne) Strom of Honor; his son, Robert (Polly) Weaver of Honor; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and two nieces, Deborah (David) Wells of Warren and Dawn Weaver of Traverse City.
      Ellis was preceded in death by two brothers, V.M. "Dutch" Weaver and George Weaver, and two nephews, Richard Weaver and George Weaver Jr.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Thomas Maher will officiate.
      Interment will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Homestead Township Fire Department. Envelopes are available at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      ROSE A. BUSSLER, 102, of East Jordan, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Cheboygan Health Care Center in Cheboygan.
      Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. when services will be held Thursday at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. of East Jordan.
     
      JOHN F. 'JACK' RACZKOWSKI, 88, of Manistee, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with evening prayers at 8 p.m. at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      Dr. Dorothy M. Baker
      Died December 10, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dorothy Muriel Baker, 87, a third generation physician, died Friday at Bortz Health Care.
      Born Sept. 11, 1911, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Dr. Arthur Leo and Mina A. (Cook) Baker. On Aug. 12, 1938, In Michigan she married Gordon F. Glair, D.D.S.
      Her professional experience included an internship at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon from 1938-39. She served as a physician at Newberry and Traverse City state hospitals from 1943-50, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tomah, Wis., from 1951-53, and as resident physician at Winter VA Hospital in Topeka, Kan., from 1953-55. Dorothy worked as a psychiatrist at Sheridan, Wyo., from 1955-56 and at Battle Creek from 1956-60. She was a staff psychologist at Mental Hygiene Clinic, VA Hospital, in Allen Park from 1960-74.
      Dorothy was a fellow of Menninger School of Psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Assoc., the American Medical Assoc., the Michigan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Alpha Epsilen Iota.
      In addition to being a physician, she was an artist, poet, lover of classical music and all the arts, swimmer, good friend and humanitarian.
      She spent most of her life in Traverse City and moved from Traverse City to Newberry and back. She retired from the Traverse City state hospital on Dec. 31, 1974.
      Survivors include her children, Allegra Lael of Grawn and John Baker of Grayling; three grandchildren, Jon M. Lunand Ben and Britini Baker; and a great-grandchild, Mika Noel Luland.
      She was preceded in death by her former husband, Gordon F. Glair, her parents, and a brother, Leo Arthur Baker.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Jerome K. Barry
      Died December 13, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jerome K. Barry, 72, died Monday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born March 13, 1927, on the family farm in Livingston County, he was the son of Jerome and Leona (Croteau) Barry.
      Jerome served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and graduated from law school at the University of Detroit. A longtime attorney, his law office was located in Clarkston. Jerome was a former resident of Pontiac and Waterford. He lived in Traverse City for the last ten years where he attended Immaculate Conception Church and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2180
      Survivors include eight children, three sisters, two brothers, and 23 grandchildren.
      Jerome was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Barry, on Jan. 27, 1990, a twin brother, James, a brother, Richard, a sister, Jeanie, and a grandson, Arthur.
      Cremation has taken place.
      A memorial Mass at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes is being planned.
      Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Williamston.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Medical Center.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Margaret G. Boldt
      Died December 12, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret G. Boldt, 94, of Traverse City, died Sunday at the home of her daughter.
      Born Oct. 8, 1905 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Michael and Rose (Brezina) Malucky. On Aug. 11, 1926, in Cleveland, she married Herbert G. Boldt who preceded her in death in 1973. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
      Margaret was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a former member of the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Sullivan of Traverse City, a son, Herbert (Mary) Boldt of East Tawas, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church; Father William Lipscomb will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Hospital Hospice in Tawas City.
     
      T. Chad Buhlman
      Died December 11, 1999
      WEST BRANCH - T. Chad Buhlman, 29, of West Branch, passed away Saturday at his home.
      Chad had lived in West Branch for all his life and attended Ogemaw Heights High School.
      His is survived by his mother, Judy Buhlman (Steve McLean) of Mesick; father, Gerald Buhlman (Ruth Arellano) of West Branch; three brothers, Todd Buhlman and Tim (Deborah) Buhlman - both of West Branch, and Thomas (Kimberly) Buhlman of Rose City; two sisters, Tami Buhlman of Tawas City and Tressa (Robert) Augustine of Brighton; his grandmother, Dorothy Noffsinger of West Branch; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
      Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch; a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
      The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Father Richard Seifferly will officiate.
     
      Patricia A. 'Pat' Wolff
      Died December 12, 1999
      ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP - Patricia A. "Pat" Wolff, 74, of Elmwood Township, died Sunday at her home.
      Born Oct. 29, 1925, in Bluffton, Ind., she was the daughter of Glenn Cole (Spec) and Chella (Welsh) Kasler. In 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, she married Gene Wolff who preceded her in death in 1992.
      Pat grew up in Frankfort, Ind., during the Depression. Her father was a railroad man and former boxer; her mother was a homemaker and the driving force in encouraging Pat to study music. In 1940, at the age of 14, she joined an all-girl big band and toured the United States during and after World War II. Pat wrote of her experiences on the road in her recently published memoir, "I Ran Away With An All-Girl Band."
      While on tour in Ohio, she met and fell in love with a tenor sax player from Detroit. After a brief cross-country courtship, Gene and Pat married and eventually settled in Traverse City. Gene worked for a steel company and continued to play in local jazz combos including the Dave Sporney Big Band.
      Pat hung up her horn to raise her three children but continued to lead a very creative life that included skiing, car racing, printmaking, painting, metalsmithing and owning her own art gallery. In recent years she concentrated on watercolors and writing and was an active member of the Grand Traverse Writers Group where chapters from her book were first read. She completed her manuscript while in hospice and led a remarkably active life until the end - painting, listening to live music, attending writers group meetings at Horizon Books and visiting with her grandchildren.
      Surviving are her sisters, Sue Kasler Clark of Cazedero, Calif., and Phyllis Kasler of Redwood Valley, Calif.; her brother, Joseph Kasler of Richland, Wash.; her children, Lisa (Robert) Michels of Harbor Springs, Paul (Anita) Wolff of Woodbridge, Va., and Glenn Wolff (Carole Simon) of Traverse City; and seven grandchildren, Allison, Christopher, and Katherine Michels of Harbor Springs, Brittney Wolff and J.R. Niemi of Woodbridge, Va., and Elizabeth and Sarah Wolff of Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a time of sharing at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be sent to Munson Hospice or the Patricia and Gene Wolff Memorial Scholarship Fund at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. A memorial jazz concert in Pat's honor to benefit the scholarship fund is planned for after the holidays. A date and location will be announced.
     
      JACK W. BOWMAN, 82, of Gaylord, died Monday at Tendercare of Gaylord.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan, where the family will receive friends from noon until the the of service.
     
      Ida Harvey Clark
      Died December 13, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ida Harvey Clark, 90, of Traverse City, died Monday at Rosegate Residential Care.
      Born Nov. 9, 1909, in East Otto, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Shepard C. and Abbigal Harvey. On Aug. 20, 1929, she married R. Stanley Clark, who preceded her in death.
      Born and raised in East Otto, New York, on the family farm and later moving to Little Valley, N.Y., she was always a good neighbor and had many friends. She was a wonderful daughter, caring for her parents in their final days, a good, noble wife and mother. A kind and loving woman to all her children and grandchildren; she will be greatly missed.
      In later years Ida and Stanley retired to Kenneth City, Fla., living there for several years. When illness and aging came along, they returned to Ellicottville, N.Y. In 1992 they came to Michigan to live with their daughter Shirley and family. Stanley died in 1992 and Ida continued living with her daughter until 1998. When suffering an increasing disability due to many years of dealing with arthritis she moved into Rosegate Residential Care, where she resided until her death. The staff at Rosegate all took loving care of Ida. Her family will be eternally thankful to those loving people.
      She loved reading, especially to and with her 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her three children, Dale H. (Ruth) Clark of Schoharie, N.Y., Shirley K. (Albert J.) Brant of Williamsburg and Bruce H. (Suzanne) Clark of Lakewood, N.Y.
      She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Harvey, Vera VanDenburgh and Hazel Spires.
      There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at East Bay Calvary Church with Rev. Kendall Dennis officiating. Internment will be at a later date in East Otto Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rosegate Residential Care.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Frances Cox Manseau
      Died August 5, 1999
      CHAPALA, Jalisco, Mexico - Frances Cox Manseau, of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, died Thursday, Aug. 5, in Chapala.
      Born March 11, 1912, in Adrian, Mich., she was one of six children of George and Edna Cox.
      The family had a cottage in Traverse City, Mich. Frances later moved to Venice, and Port Charlotte, Fla. She relocated to Chapala to live near her daughter, Marti, and family. Frances was a kind, sweet and loving wife and mother who enjoyed playing bridge. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
      She is survived by her daughter, Martha; her son-in-law, Alan Blenkhorn; granddaughters, Sara and Leighann Blenkhorn; grandsons, Edward Manseau and James Wigle; great-grandson, Tyler Wigle; and daughter-in-law, Marcy Manseau. She is also survived by her sisters, Lula (Jimmy) Paul, Connie Kelly and Joene (William) Briggs.
      Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Demas; son, Joseph; brother, George; and her sister, Ann Trowbridge.
     
      MARION (SNYDER) BUSH, 82, of Dunnellon, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Dunnellon.
      Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home & Crematory of Dunnellon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Dunnellon. Burial will be in Dunnellon Memorial Cemetery.
     
      DANIEL M. HOUSER, 75, of Frankfort, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at his Crystal Lake residence.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8 at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, Mo. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date. The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record Eagle.
     
      RICHARD A LUCAS, 61, of Mancelona and Kalkaska, died Saturday in Shreveport, La. He was born Oct. 18, 1938 in Antrim.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      RICHARD SCOTT PETHERICK, 57, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DONALD G. RICHARDSON, 77, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at his residence.
      No visitation is planned at this time. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record Eagle.
     
      GLORIA J. BROOKS, 46, of Kingsley, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 14, 1999.
      Services are pending with Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
     
      HARRY J. DAHLKE, 91, of Manistee, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Stronach Township.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with evening prayers at 8 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
     
      LARRY RUSSELL GEE, 57, of Wilson Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at his home near East Jordan.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the East Jordan High School gymnasium. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Hill Cemetery in East Jordan.
     
      CHARLES DANIEL TRUMAN SIX, 80, of Thompsonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Florida.
      Arrangements are being handled by Sytsema Funeral Home in Muskegon.
     
      JERRIAN VANDELLEN, M.D., 95, of Traverse City, formerly of Ellsworth, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements by Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
     
      Arthur Junior Baldwin
      Died December 15, 1999
      PESHAWBESTOWN - Arthur Junior Baldwin, 68, of Peshawbestown, died Wednesday at his home.
      Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Leelanau County, he was the son of William and Margaret Agnes (Sands) Baldwin. On June 24, 1972, in Peshawbestown, he married the former Catherine C. Harris, who survives.
      Arthur served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Arthur was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church and Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by seven stepchildren, George Yannott, Jr., Sandra Sue Yannott, Florine Marie Yannott - all of Suttons Bay, Richard Arnold Yannott-Hart of Grand Rapids; Loi Ellen Chambers of Suttons Bay and Gail Lynn Yannott-Woods of Grand Rapids; a brother, Lavern Scott of Thompsonville; a sister, Mary Zubler of Houston; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and a nephew.
      Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Friends may also call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Andrew G. Buvala officiating. Burial will be in Kateri Tekakwitha Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church.
     
      Beatrice M. Bobian
      Died December 16, 1999
      MANISTEE - Beatrice M. Bobian, 81, of Manistee, died Thursday.
      Bea was born May 18, 1918, in Plainfield, NJ. She married Artin Bobian on April 21, 1945, in Plainfield. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1989.
      She is survived by daughters, Judy (Dennis) Hoxsie of Williamsburg and Jane (Bob) Sievert of Manistee; son, Dr. Richard (Amy) Bobian of Bear Lake; grandchildren, Elise and Michael Bobian of Bear Lake, Libby and Scott Schulz of San Diego and Ali Hoxsie of Los Angeles; a brother, Arthur Eyring of Atlanta; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date.
      The family suggests those wishing to remember Bea consider a gift to either Munson Hospice or the Leukemia Society of America.
      Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      Marie Dennett
      Died December 15, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie Dennett, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Born Dec. 28, 1907, in Wk-aan-zee-en-duin, Netherlands, she was the daughter of William and Maria (De-Beukelarr) Van Galen. In 1929, in Grand Rapids, she married Edward Dennett, who preceded her in death in 1993.
      Marie had been a resident of Traverse City for the past 40 years, moving here from Byron Center. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of God and enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.
      She is survived by two sons, Edward "Bud" (Betty) Dennett of Byron Center and Richard Dennett of Buckley; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carol Whiteford; two brothers; and five sisters.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
     
      Daniel M. Houser
      Died December 14, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Daniel Matthews Houser, 75, of Frankfort, died peacefully Tuesday at his home on Crystal Lake near Frankfort.
      Daniel was born April 2, 1924, in St. Louis, to William Chadbourne and Lucille (Matthews) Houser. In 1949, in Columbia, Mo., he married Marilyn M. Major.
      Daniel graduated from St. Louis Country Day School in 1942 and attended the University of Missouri before attending the Navy V-12 programs at both Iowa State and Lawrence Colleges. He graduated top of his class from the U.S. Navy midshipmen's school at Northwestern University and served in the South Pacific on the USS Madison for the duration of World War II. He obtained the rank of lieutenant j.g. USNR and resigned his commission in 1956. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1948 and attended graduate school in business administration there. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and its Golden Owl Club.
      Daniel's engineering career began at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation in the research and development metals division. He developed and holds the patent for the aluminum roll-bond gliding device. He went on to form Development Associates, Inc., an oil exploration and production company of which he was the president for over ten years. Later he held senior engineering positions at J. Ray McDermott & Company, IIAPCO and Brown & Root, as well as consulting throughout the world for the petroleum industry. His professional memberships included The American Society of Professional Mechanical Engineers, The National Society of Professional Engineers in addition to being a registered professional engineer (ME) in both Louisiana and Texas. As well as St. Louis, Daniel resided in New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, England, Indonesia, India, Monaco and Italy. He was a mason and active in the National Chapter of the American Red Cross, the National Republican Party, the University of Missouri and Phi Gamma Delta Alumni Associations.
      He is survived by three children, Melissa Houser Cash of Fort Collins, Colo., Daniel Major Houser and Andrew Colfax Houser - both of Houston; and six granddaughters. In 1994 he married Charlene B. Seabury of Chicago and Frankfort, Mich. at her home in Vero Beach, Fla. She survives him along with three stepchildren and six stepgrandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; and only brother, Richard C. Houser.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at The Church of St. Michael and St. George located at Wydown Blvd. and Ellenwood Ave in Clayton, Mo. Interment will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery immediately following the memorial service. An additional memorial service is planned in Michigan at a later date.
      Arrangements were handled by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Russel H. Lee
      Died December 16, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - Russel H. Lee, 94, of Williamsburg, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Russel was born Oct. 28, 1905, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. In 1938, in Detroit, he married the former Kathryn Larrew.
      After graduating from University of Michigan School of Architecture, Russel was an architect for several firms in Detroit, moving to Elk Rapids in 1968. He then worked for Graheck, Bell and Kline, retiring in the mid 1970's. He continued to practice his architecture into the 1980's. Russel was a member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects since 1976. He enjoyed working around his home and sports, and was an avid U of M fan. He also enjoyed living in Northern Michigan. Everyone who knew him knew him as an extremely honorable man who focused on perfection.
      He is survived by a daughter, Martha (Arthur) Snyder of Elk Rapids; son, Richard H. (Loretta) Lee of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Hazel Lounds, Doris Sannes and Frances Holt; and one granddaughter, Heather (Matt) Rossing of Redford Township. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Betty (Dick) Ford of Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn, in 1982; his parents; one brother; and one sister.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Daniel Herlein officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
     
      Donald George Richardson
      Died December 15,1999
      FRANKFORT - Donald George Richardson, formerly of St. Clair Shores, and a resident of Frankfort since November 1982, died early Wednesday morning at his residence with his family near him, at the age of 77.
      Donald was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Detroit, the son of Arthur J. and Mable (Ryan) Richardson. He was united in marriage to Jacqueline Joyce Miner on Aug. 31, 1951 at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Harsens Island.
      Donald had served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was employed with Detroit Edison for 32 years in the customer accounts department, retiring in the early 1980's. He always lent a helping hand whenever it was needed as a little league coach and even the campfire girls when they had their candy sales. Although he enjoyed helping others, what was most important to him was his family.
      Donald is survived by his wife, Jackie, of Frankfort; daughters, Julie (Gary) Castro and Janet Kimbler - both of St. George, Utah; sister, Virginia Lahodny of Marine City; sister-in-law, Alice Richardson; grandchildren, Darin (Marcie) Kimbler, Kara Kimbler and Amy Kimbler; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces, Deborah Lahodny, Leslie and nephew Larry.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Arthur J. Richardson, Jr. and Patrick Richardson in infancy.
      Private family services will be held with burial in the Gilmore Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy in memory of Donald may wish to consider the Grand Traverse Area Hospice, 1105 6th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      David Weddle
      Died December 14, 1999
      HILLSDALE - David Weddle, 29, of Hillsdale, died Tuesday in Jackson.
      Born April 2, 1970, in Pontiac, he was the son of Alan Weddle of Connecticut and Sherry Weddle (Bob Hesselgrave) of Traverse City.
      David worked in floor covering. He loved spending time with his son and enjoyed the water and riding motorcycles. David was a free spirit who loved life. He will be missed very much. The Lord has taken him home.
      He is survived by a son, Cory Thomtson of Waterford; his parents; a sister, Tracy (Mike) Smart, his brother, Bryan; a niece, Breanna Weddle; a nephew, Cody Smart - all of Traverse City; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Willard Bain of Pontiac and Owen Weddle of Pontiac; and grandmother, Angelique Weddle of Florida.
      There will be a private viewing at 7 p.m. today at Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at the funeral home.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his son, Corey Weddle.
     
      CARRIE LYNN GONYON, 29, of Honor, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eden Bible Church. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      GERMAINE MARIE GUENTHARDT, 74, of Manistee, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at her home.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
     
      BASIL L. JANKOWSKI, 86, of Traverse City, died Friday morning, Dec. 17, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Rita-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maple City. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      THOMAS J. NELSON, 69, of Honor, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at Perry Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes of Benzonia.
     
      FRED SCHWARTZLANDER, 86, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      Gloria J. Brooks
      Died December 14, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Gloria J. Brooks, 46, of Kingsley, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 17, 1953, in Flint, she was the daughter of Andrew Charles and Peggy (Lysher) LaBeau. On Dec. 21, 1982, in Traverse City, she married Marvin Brooks.
      Gloria resided in Kingsley the past 16 years, coming from Flint. She was employed as a pharmacy technician at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She raised horses and was an avid gardener and crafter.
      She is survived by her husband, Marvin, of Kingsley; son, Allen Waterson of Traverse City; daughter, Margaret (Dale) Solberg of Traverse City; three stepdaughters, Tracy Brooks, Jody (Andrew) Schaub, Jr. and Kelly (Greg) Vogue; a grandmother, Margaret Constable; seven grandchildren; and many brothers and sisters.
      She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Bigelow; and grandparents, Harry and Eunice Lysher.
      A private memorial service has taken place.
      Arrangements were handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
      Fred F. Schwartzlander
      Died December 17, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Fred F. Schwartzlander, 86, of Kingsley, went to be with his Lord Friday.
      Born March 6, 1913, in South Omaha, Neb., he was the son of Chris and Louisa (Hoffman) Schwartzlander. On June 1, 1944, in Papillion, Neb., he married the former Ellen Hall.
      Fred lived in the Kingsley area for the past 50 years. He was employed at the Traverse City State Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. He was a member of Kingsley Baptist Church and he enjoyed hunting and woodworking.
      He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of Kingsley; four children, Shirley (Glen) Peters of Omaha, Neb., Fred Jr. (Susan) Schwartzlander of Glendale, Ariz., Maryanne (David) Sommer of Wyoming, Mich. and Donald (Bonnie) Olson of LaPorte, Ind.; two brothers, Roy (Alice) and Leonard Schwartzlander - both of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rose Helen; infant daughter Rose, daughter Darlene; two brothers; and two sisters.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Monday at the Kingsley Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Pastor Steve Summerfield officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kingsley Baptist Church Building Fund.
     
      FLOSSIE E. MOSHER, 87, of Rapid City, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born April 7, 1912, in Rapid City.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clearwater Township Cemetery in Rapid City.
     
      ROBERT LEE WARNER, 72, of Frankfort, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
     
      Hilda Whiteley Appelhof
      Died December 17, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Hilda Appelhof, 91, a resident of the Maples Medical Care Facility in Frankfort, died Friday.
      Born Feb. 12, 1908, in Leeds, England, she was the daughter of Harry and Bessie Whiteley. Hilda immigrated to Ferndale with her parents when she was three years old. On Feb. 4, 1930, she married Rev. Gilbert Appelhof, Jr., who was a pastor of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Ferndale, where Hilda was president of the young people's group. The major parishes in their ministry were St. John's Episcopal Church in Alma and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Berea, Ohio.
      During her long active life as the wife of an Episcopal minister, Hilda was noted and loved for serving as a gracious hostess at events known for good food, interesting people and stimulating conversation. A highlight in her life was attending the 58th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Hawaii in 1955 as a delegate.
      Hilda provided opportunities for adult education before it was ever a formal means for learning. Two projects spanning a period of several years in Berea included a prayer group in which she taught the women participants how to braid rugs, then arranged for purchasing over 1200 pounds of wool to meet the demand created by the enthusiastic braiders. Her leadership in such group facilitation was recognized by her appointment as worship chairman of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Ohio in 1961. In another adult education activity, Hilda conducted furniture-refinishing classes in the garage behind the rectory.
      Upon their retirement, Gil and Hilda moved to their log cabin at Crystal Lake in Beulah. Hilda was active in the Benzonia Garden Club and was once state chair of the Environmental Committee of Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1987.
      She is survived by a daughter, Mary Appelhof of Kalamazoo; and two sons, David (Diane) Appelhof of Minneapolis and Alan (Joanne) Appelhof of Beulah. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Gregory Appelhof, Lee Ann Vincent and Diana Riekse; and six great-grandchildren.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Home in Benzonia. Graveside services for the family will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Benzonia Township Cemetery, where burial will take place. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church of Benzonia with Rev. Stephen Davidson officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to the Maples Medical Care Facility in Frankfort.
     
      Carrie Lynn Gonyon
      Died December 16, 1999
      HONOR - Carrie Lynn Gonyon, 29, of Honor, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 12, 1970, in Port Huron, she was the daughter of Charles and Cherith (Drugich) Apsey. On April 23, 1994, at Eden Bible Church in Beulah, she married Timothy A. Gonyon.
      Carrie was a community living assistant at an adult foster care home. She provided special care to her patients by providing them a family by taking them into her own home during holidays. She always had time to attend to and mend those who were wounded.
      She is survived by her husband, Tim; two sons, Taylor and Timmy; mother, Cherith Pitts of Lapeer; father, Charles (Raeann) Apsey of Port Huron; brothers, Jim, Chuck, Irvin and Jared Apsey; sisters, Angela and Sara; and grandparents, Charles and Betty Apsey and Dollie and Lyle Drugich. She is also survived by a very special aunt and uncle.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eden Bible Church with Pastor Dan Ingersoll officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Carrie L. Gonyon Memorial Fund.
     
      Bonnie J. Hedden
      Died December 16, 1999
      BRADENTON, Fla. - Bonnie J. Hedden, 68, of Bradenton and formerly of Traverse City, Mich., died Thursday at her home.
      Born in Massillon, Ohio, Bonnie came to Manitee County from Traverse City in 1985. She attended Bayshore Gardens Community Church and she was a volunteer for hospice for Southwest Florida.
      She is survived by her husband, Ken; daughter, Holly of Bradenton; two sons, Jeffrey of Bradenton and Michael of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Bernice Guinn of Nokomis, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bayshore Garden Community Church, 6228 26th Street, West, Bradenton, Fla. with Rev. Levi Akker officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
      Arrangements were handled by Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, Fla.
     
      Vera E. Holman
      Died December 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Vera E. Holman, 82, of Traverse City, died Friday.
      Born Dec. 10, 1916, in Linton, Ind., she was the daughter of William and Zelpho O. (Shepard) Haney. On Sept. 12, 1944, in Flint, she married Herbert G. Holman.
      Formerly of Flint, Vera was a homemaker and briefly employed as a secretary/bookkeeper at a local credit union. She was a member of the senior center and enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.
      She is survived by a son, Larry Holman of Cedar; sisters, Wilma Leman of Howell, Lela (Jack) Schaefer of Davison and Joyce (Ray) Gadbury of Applewood, Minn.; a brother, William Haney of Davison; and two grandchildren, Jeffery, who is serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Rucker, Ala. and Kevin of Cedar.
      She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976; parents; a brother, Norman Haney; a sister, Melba Haney; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Haney.
      Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with Rev. Lewis Grettenberger officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Traverse City Senior Center.
     
      Basil Jankowski
      Died December 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Basil Jankowski, formerly of Maple City and recently a resident of Traverse City, died Friday morning at Leelanau Memorial Hospital. Basil's friendship, generosity and sense of humor will truly be missed by all who knew him.
      Born Dec. 31, 1912, in Manistee, he was the son of Stephan and Leona (Skipski) Jankowski. When he was two years old, Basil moved to Maple City with his family. Basil attended schools in Maple City and continued his education at Ferris State University, pursuing a degree in accounting. From 1932 to 1940, Basil taught school in Kasson Township. In 1940 Basil began working for the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster of Maple City Post Office.
      It was in Maple City that Basil met Winifred Nachazel, whom he married in 1941. In 1943 he entered into the U.S. Army, where he became a staff sergeant. He was stationed at various locations, including Panama. Upon his return from the service, Basil continued to work as postmaster of Maple City Post Office and later as a rural letter carrier until his retirement in 1975.
      Basil was involved in numerous organizations, dedicating many hours of his time to helping others. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Cedar Maple City Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America Council, Kasson Township Grange, St. Rita's Men's Club and AARP. He also spent many hours in his woodshop building many beautiful pieces of furniture. Basil also enjoyed fishing and traveling.
      Besides his wife, Winifred, Basil is survived by three sons, Jerome (Jean) of Florida, Allan (Michele) of Traverse City and Nicholas of Traverse City; two daughters, Ann (Andy) Sharp of Toronto and Eileen of Traverse City; three sisters, Virginia (Frank) Zawilanski, Nettie (Wilbur) Leonard and Blanche Ottoman; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Sophie, Bernadine, Helen and Victoria; and a brother, Joseph.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10:30 a.m. Monday until the time of service at St. Rita-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maple City. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Chad Zielinski serving as celebrant. Military honors will be under the auspices of Cherryland VFW Post No. 2780. Burial is planned for the spring at St. Rita's Catholic Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Cedar-Maple City Lions Club or mass intentions.
     
      Thomas James Nelson
      December 16, 1999
      HONOR - Thomas James Nelson, formerly of Chelsea, Saline, and of Honor for the past 17 years, died Thursday evening at his residence with family members at his side, at the age of 69.
      Thomas was born on April 12, 1930 in Melvindale, the son of John and Patricia (Hagerty) Nelson. He was united in marriage to Maxine Joyce Fields on Aug. 4, 1951 at St. Sebastian Parish in Dearborn.
      Thomas had worked at St. Joseph's retreat, and was then called to serve the country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. While in the service he worked as a clinical psychologist. After his honorable discharge from the Army he went back to work at St. Joseph's retreat. He had attended Michigan State Normal College where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree. He then furthered his education receiving a master of arts and education from Eastern Michigan College.
      He had taught special education in Royal Oak, the Carman Children's Center in Flint, and the Van Buren Public Schools in Belleville. He had also worked for a year with the Detroit Association For Retarded Children. He was very instrumental in assisting the St. Louis School for Exceptional Boys, located in Chelsea, get started in the early 1960's, and served mostly in the school's capacity of educational director.
      Upon moving to Benzie County Tom went into business with his son Chris, opening Platte River Printing in Honor. When his boys were younger, Thomas was very active as a scoutmaster in Chelsea. He was a former member of the Platte River Association in Honor, and he enjoyed travelling and reading.
      Thomas is survived by his wife Maxine of Honor; son, Chris (Diane) Nelson of Honor; and daughters, Cynthia (Kenneth) Bergman of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Stephanie (Jack) Neal of Palm Coast, Fla. Also surviving are two brothers, David (Jean) Hayes Nelson of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. and John (Carol Anne) Philip Nelson of Solvang, Calif.; and grandchildren, Erin Kelley and Holly Christina Nelson, and Erik Nelson, Monica Ann, Karla Martine, and Zachary Thomas Bergman; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Frederick Nelson in 1973.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Services for Thomas will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Msgr. David Gemuend of St. Ann Catholic Church in Frankfort will officiate. Burial will take place in the Champion Hill Cemetery in Honor.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy in memory of Thomas may wish to consider the Benzie Food Partners, P.O. Box 598, Honor, MI 49640.
     
      HARRIET MARIE BOLLMAN, 74, of Lovells, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. A homemaker, she was born June 20, 1925, in Chicago.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lovells Cemetery.
     
      HOWARD D. CODDINGTON, 94, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      A memorial service for THAREL T. 'DUTCH' KANITZ, 91, who died Nov. 24, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RUBY R. LANNIN, 84, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      IMOGENE LEFFEL, 70, of Frederic, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A retired auto industry machinist, he was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Clearfork, W. Va.
      Services will be held in Roanoke, Va. Burial will be in Myers Family Cemetery in Moneta, Va. Local arrangements were by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling.
     
      WALTER EUGENE SMITH, 79, of Grayling, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at his home. A tool cutter and grinder for aircraft manufacturing, he was born April 29, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lane Heights Cemetery in Lufton.
     
      CLAIRE STONE, 79, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.
      Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      ROBERT LEE WARNER, 72, of Frankfort, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital/Long Term Care in Frankfort.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes; funeral services will follow 3 p.m. Burial will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
     
      JANET WILLIAMSON, 94, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      RICHARD A. YANKEE, 65, of Manistee, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee. Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
     
      Daniel J. Chippewa Jr.
      Died December 19, 1999
      PESHAWBESTOWN - Daniel J. Chippewa Jr., 71, of Peshawbestown, died Sunday at Leelanau Memorial Long Term Health Care in Northport.
      Born Aug. 8, 1928, in Suttons Bay Township, he was the son of Daniel Chippewa Sr. and Eliza (Raphael) Chippewa.
      A lifelong resident of the area, Daniel was an agricultural laborer and had been employed by Bull Brothers Farms in Grand Rapids. He was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Church, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and the National Rifle Association. He loved people and serving as a volunteer. Daniel enjoyed fishing and was very fond of children.
      Survivors include five brothers, Albert of Peshawbestown, Russell of Nashville, Tenn., Wayne, of Seattle, Wash., and Venward and Gordon - both of Peshawbestown; and two sisters, Evelyn Felice and Louise LaCroix - both of Peshawbestown.
      Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mabel May, Irene Jackson, and Violet Harter; and two brothers, Ernest and Phillip.
      Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kateri Tekakwitha Church.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church; Father Andrew Buvala will officiate.
      Burial will be in Kateri Tekawitha Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church.
      The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Herbert W. Kellogg
      Died December 18, 1999
      BUCKLEY - Herbert W. Kellogg, 82, of Buckley, died Saturday.
      Born July 24, 1917, in Buckley, he was the son of Philip and Vera (Nash) Kellogg. On Aug. 13, 1938, he married Susie Durham.
      Herbert served with the U.S. Army in Japan. A member of American Legion Post No. 531 in Copemish, he gave over 50 years of service placing flags on graves at Cornell Cemetery on Memorial Day. A farmer, he also worked at the Traverse City state hospital as a practical nurse. He had been an active member of the Old Engine Show and felt bad when he could no longer work at the show.
      Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Susie of Buckley; a daughter, Rosemary Richard of Buckley; a grandson, Jason Richard of Buckley; sisters, Kathryn Weber of Lake Ann and Marjory Elliott of Ypsilanti; and brothers, Bob (Irma) Dixon of Traverse City, Buell (Ann) Kellogg of Saline, Morley (Jane) Kellogg of Presque Isle, and Roger (Nancy) Kellogg of Canton.
      Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Glen Herbert; and brothers, Murray, Paul, and Jim Kellogg.
      Cremation has taken place.
      Graveside services will be announced and held in the spring at Cornell Cemetery under the auspices of Copemish American Legion Post No. 531.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leelanau Memorial Long Term Health Care Center in Northport.
      Arrangements are by Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
      THELMA M. GRAY, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Kingsley.
      A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's Record Eagle. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARGARET O. 'MUNCIE' MILLER, 85, of Bellaire, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Eastport Village Care Home. A retired party store owner, she was born in Detroit on Feb. 5, 1914.
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at J.K. Solosy & Son Funeral Home in Detroit. Local arrangements were by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      PETER M. NEZKI, 53, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, in Grand Rapids. He was a former radio station owner.
      The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Manistee; the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
      SYLVIA C. SHINK, 87, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City. She was born Oct. 24, 1912, in River Valley, Ontario.
      At her request, no services will be held. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Roger W. Anderson
      Died December 19, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Roger W. Anderson, 83, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 15, 1916, in Rattlerun, he was the son of Fredrick and Lydia (Covell) Anderson. On March 4, 1994, in Homosassa, Fla., he married Marion Forston.
      Roger served in the U.S. Army during World War II. An electrical engineer, he worked for General Motors Corp. in Utica until he retired in 1978. He moved from St. Clair Shores to Elk Rapids in 1978 and spent his winters in Homosassa. Roger was a member of Williamsburg Senior Citizens, Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa, Elk Rapids Golf Club and Grosse Pointe Optimists Club. He attended Elk Rapids United Methodist Church.
      Survivors include his wife, Marion, of Elk Rapids; a daughter, Joan (William) Kremer of Sterling Heights; three sons, Arthur (Gretchen) Anderson of Almont, Donald (Carol) Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Gregory Anderson of Wyoming, Mich.; two step daughters, Joanne (John) Kreag of Kewadin and Jacqueline (John) Holdsworth-Kershaw of Monroe; two step sons, William (Eleanor) Holdsworth of Kewadin and Robert (Louise) Holdsworth of Kewadin; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gordon (Venita) Anderson of Toledo, Ohio
      Roger was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Duane, and his first wife, Frances in 1989.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Elk Rapids United Methodist Church; the Rev. Tom Pier-Fitzgerald will officiate.
      Burial will be in Princess Hill Cemetery in Barrington, R.I.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Elk Rapids United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or to one's choice.
      Arrangements are by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Gretchen L. Flory
      Died December 20, 1999
      HART - Gretchen L. Flory, 82, of Hart, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Monday at Oceana County Medical Care Facility.
      She was the daughter of Robert and Beulah (Herold) Younglas.
      Gretchen is survived by her husband, Wayne Flory of Hart; daughter, Mary (Jerry) Cargill of New Era; son, Albert Flory of Lansing; and two grandchildren.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tate Funeral Home in Hart.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      Marvin V. Guntzviller
      Died December 19, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Marvin V. Guntzviller, 89, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday at his home.
      Born April 10, 1910, in Detroit, he was the son of George and Edith Guntzviller. On June 3, 1948, he married Mary Munro in Angolia, Ind.
      In 1928 Marvin founded Guntzviller Taxidermy in Northville. He brought his business to Elk Rapids in 1972. Marvin choose to semi-retire in 1989. He liked hunting, fishing, pistol shooting and gardening and was especially fond of picking berries.
      Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Voss (Patricia) Guntzviller and Mel (Rhonda) Guntzviller - both of Elk Rapids; a step daughter, Lana Socia of Howell; a brother, Herbert (Norma) Guntzviller of Bellaire; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, a stepson, Alvin Whistle, in 1992, and a brother, Harvey, in 1978.
      Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements are by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Anna Mae Hallett
      Died December 19, 1999
      OMENA - Anna Mae Hallett of Omena, Mich., died Sunday at the Leelanau Care Center in Northport where she had been a resident for two years.
      Anna was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada on Sept. 30, 1905, the ninth of 10 children. She moved to Boston as a teenager and subsequently to Detroit where she met and married John Chester Hallett who worked for Ford Motor Co. at the time. Chester later went to work for the Jesuits at the University of Detroit and in 1941, with six children in tow, moved to the Villa Marquette in Omena as the caretaker. Anna and Chester had five additional children.
      Besides being a dedicated homemaker, she also managed to find time to volunteer for Social Services, The Cancer Drive and many church functions. Anna will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
      "Grannie," as she was known by many, was a very warm, loving and caring person. She always had room at the table for another hungry friend. Euchre, marbles and Tiger's baseball were three of her passions. She always had a dance in her step, a song in her heart and a joke to play on you when you least expected it.
      Anna was preceded in death by her husband, John Chester, and sons, Roddie, Chester, Bill, and Cyril.
      She is survived by sons, John Hartford (Linda), Ed (Shari), Fred (Amy), and Bub; daughters, Margie (Lawrence) Meachum, Dorothy (Vic) Bodeux, and Mary (Stephen) Stanton; 31 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
      Anna's personality was unlike any other. We will dearly miss her; Mom, Grannie, Aunt and friend.
      Services will be held at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown, Mich., on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m.
      Memorials may be sent to Leelanau Memorial Health Care in Northport.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      Ruby R. Lannin
      Died December 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruby R. Lannin, 84, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Nov. 12, 1915, in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of Clio and Irma (Hauenstein) Rosenburg. On Jan. 20, 1947, she married Francis W. Lannin in Brooksville, Fla., he preceded her in death in March 1990.
      Born and raised in Kalkaska County, Ruby was a resident of the area her entire life. For many years she worked as a private house cleaner for various area residents. Ruby enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
      Survivors include her daughter, Rosile (Timothy) Shaffer of Williamsburg; five sons, Warren (Janet) Clark of Taylor, Mich., Lawrence (Ann Marie) Lannin of Upper Marlboro, Md., Fran Lannin of Maple City, Mich., Edward (Ruthe) Lannin of Traverse City, and John Lannin of Traverse City; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Kent (Arlene) Rosenburg of Kalkaska; and several nieces and nephews.
      Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Norma Lannin, and a great-grandson, Kenneth Fisher.
      Visitation will be held one hour prior to memorial services which will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The Rev. Scott Bills will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Oak Park Evangelical Free Church.
     
      Mary Lee Merriman
      Died December 3, 1999
      MAPLE CITY - Mary Lee Merriman, long time resident of Lime Lake, Maple City, recently relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., died Dec. 3.
      The daughter of J.L. "Biffy" Lee and Elizabeth Lee, who homesteaded on Lime Lake in the 1920s, Mary Lee is survived by her husband David D.; daughter, Dian Lee Gruber; son, David D. III; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      During her full life of 81 years, she enjoyed many satisfying accomplishments, among them working with the Red Cross during World War II, performing in both the Ann Arbor Civic Theater and the Cherry County Playhouse, radio talk show host, yarn shop proprietor in Ann Arbor, organizer of a steel band in Grenada, West Indies, summers on Lime Lake and, in recent years, as owner of an antique shop in Scottsdale.
      Burial will take place in Cleveland Township Cemetery and a memorial service at Lime Lake is planned for this spring.
     
      Harold Neddo
      Died December 17, 1999
      AUBURN HILLS - Harold Neddo, 82, of Auburn Hills, formerly of Maple City, died Friday in Auburn Hills.
      Born April 17, 1917, he was the son of Charles and Clarissa Neddo who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Lloyd and Ward, and three sisters, Lydia, Clara and Lucille.
      Harold was a 1936 graduate of Maple City High School and a veteran of World War II.
      He is survived by his wife, Hilda of Auburn Hills and four brothers, Clifford of Florida, Clarance (Evelyn) Neddo of Maple City, Howard (Dorothy) Neddo of Maple City and Wesley (Lorraine) Neddo of Maple City.
      No services are planned.
      Local arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      George Willard 'Bill' Reece
      Died December 19, 1999
      SOUTH BOARDMAN - George Willard "Bill" Reece, 71, of South Boardman, died Sunday evening at his home.
      He served in the U.S. Navy for many years and retired in 1966. He later worked as a meat cutter, most recently for Kimball's Market in Fife Lake. He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association and Campbell Masonic Lodge in Marshall, Ark. George enjoyed golf and his family history.
      Born in Marshall, Ark., on Oct. 23, 1928, he was the son of Wayne and Irene Willingham Reece. George married Janiece Opperman in Berryville, Ark., on July 8, 1966.
      Surviving are his wife, Janiece; two sons, Bryan Wayne Reece of South Boardman and Joseph Anthony Reece of Blue Eye, Mo.; a brother, Woodrow Jack Reece of Yellville, Ark.; a sister, Lorene Peden of Oak Grove, Ark.; five grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah Reece, Heidi and Daniel Roussel, and April Dawn Reece; and several nieces and nephews.
      No local services will be held.
      Funeral services will be held at the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Ark., with burial in Redhill Cemetery,
      Local arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      Claire Rae Stone
      Died December 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Claire Rae Stone, 79, of Traverse City, died Sunday.
      A former resident of Bloomfield Hills where she was the founder and owner of Echo Park Day Camp and School, she was a former member of the Bloomfield Hills Garden Club. Claire came to Traverse City in 1992. She followed the stock market very carefully and was a member of an investment club. Claire was baptized a Catholic. She was a great entertainer and enjoyed cooking and the arts - including symphony orchestras. She loved her dog, Bobi.
      Survivors include two daughters, Sheila R. (Andrew) Craig of Traverse City and Roberta C. Stone (Charles Brunk) of Jupiter, Fla.; a son, Allen (Libby) Stone of Los Angeles; four grandchildren, Kendall Craig, Wyatt C. Stone, and Elizabeth and Rebecca Brunk; and a sister, Susie Lyon of Grand Rapids.
      Claire was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert L.W. Stone, who died in 1988; sisters, Connie Syrek, Harriett Younkers, Esther Markucki, and Millie Mileski; and brothers, Mitchell and Charles Mileski.
      Cremation has taken place.
      Private family services are being held.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Janet S. Williamson
      Died December 19, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Janet S. Williamson, 94, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Born in Scotland, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (McNeill) Linton. On Oct. 30, 1970, in Westland, she married Archibold Williamson.
      Janet came to the United States in the 1930s and in 1943 became a naturalized United States citizen. She was employed as a salesperson at Awrey Bakery in Detroit for 30 years and then as a salesperson for the meat department of Alexander-Horning until her retirement in 1970. A former resident of Westland, she moved to Elk Rapids in 1980. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Janet was a very devoted child of God who loved and served her Lord.
      Survivors include a son-in-law, George Jeruzal of Kewadin, special friends, Bea and Joe West of Elk Rapids, and six grandchildren.
      Janet was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, in 1988.
      Friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home; the Rev. Dr. Dan Herlein will officiate.
      Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids.
     
      MARTIN D. PECK, 85, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born in Kent County on May 26, 1914.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, also in Kalkaska.
     
      Jack D. Brodhagen
      Died December 19, 1999
      PORTAGE - Jack D. Brodhagen, 61, of Portage, died Sunday morning in Kalamazoo.
      Born July 14, 1938, in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, he was the son of Kenneth and Lenna (Day) Brodhagen and had lived in Portage for the past 29 years.
      Jack retired from the City of Portage where he worked as a civil engineer. He was a personal Santa Claus for many people and touched many lives with his gifts. He also loved to run statistics for AAU and Gus Macker Basketball and enjoyed baking cakes for many special people in his life.
      He is survived by three children, Donna Largent of Portage, Susan Little of Battle Creek and Mike (Vicki) Largent of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Dustin Largent, Gregory Little, Shawn Little and Taylor Largent; two sisters, Phyllis (Roy) Knittel of South Haven and Sandra Weideman of Elkhart, Ind.; one brother, Richard (Gail) Brodhagen of South Haven; and several nieces and nephews.
      Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert Brodhagen.
      Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre. Services for Jack will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A private inurnment in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City will take place at a later date.
      Memorials may be directed to the Amateur Athletic Union.
     
      Howard Dwight Coddington
      Died December 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Howard Dwight Coddington, 94, passed away Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City after suffering a stroke. He was born Sept. 9, 1905, in Leelanau County to Willet Melvin and Coramae Sophronia (Foote) Coddington.
      Howard grew up in Traverse City, graduated from Traverse City schools in 1923 and attended Michigan Agricultural College in East Lansing. At his father's request, he returned home to help run the family business, W. M. Coddington and Son - Tanner and Furrier. With strong business acumen he built the business into the leading fur sales and storage establishment of the Traverse City and surrounding region. Today the business is owned by his son, Dwight, and operates under the name Coddington Cleaners.
      From the early age of five, Howard showed a strong interest in talking pictures and film projection when his mother took him to the Dreamland Theater every Saturday night. In the 1930's and 1940's his interest grew into a summertime business of showing outdoor movies sponsored by merchants in small villages and towns surrounding Traverse City and he became known as "The Picture Show Man." After television came to the forefront, he redirected his interest to movie houses and his lifelong dream of owning a small theater. In 1960 he bought and operated the Elk Rapids Cinema. For 13 years he emphasized and booked films suitable for family entertainment and in cooperation with Northwestern Michigan College he scheduled foreign language speaking films for the benefit of students and others.
      Other involvements in his younger years included the Lion's Club and First Congregational Church where for many years he was superintendent of the Sunday school. He loved to travel and his wife, Jessie, often jokingly said he had "wanderlust." For over 35 years they spent part of their winters in Florida and traveled in Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
      Howard was a devoted husband and father whose first love was his family. He never failed to help where he was needed, yet he stressed hard work to achieve one's goals. He will be sorely missed by his family and loved ones.
      Preceding him in heath was his wife of 66 years, Jessie Marguerite Sheldon Coddington; two brothers, Hoyt and Homer Coddington of Traverse City; two sisters, Gertrude Fitzmaurice of Traverse City and Clara Sharpe of Howell; and one grandson, David Coddington of Traverse City.
      He is survived by three sons, Dwight (Pat) and Roger (Candy) Coddington of Traverse City and Edwin (Benita) Coddington of Denver; two daughters, Alice (William) Beckett of Eugene, Ore. and Connie (Don) Rice of Lansing; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
     
      Thelma M. Gray
      Died December 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Thelma M. Gray was born May 31, 1918, in Kingsley. She was the daughter of David J. Gray and Ada May (Pollock) Gray.
      A lifelong resident of the Traverse City area, she came to the David Netzorg family as an adult lifetime companion.
      Our beloved Thelma M. Gray passed on unexpectedly Sunday and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Thelma was truly a "gentle beam of living love," always reaching out to everyone with a cheerful smile and a kind word; she lived a life of great service and devotion; constantly nurturing the young and the old alike. Our family was blessed by such an angel.
      We will all gather for a service in celebration of her precious life this coming summer. A notice of the exact time and place will be posted in the Record-Eagle at a later date.
      May you be comforted by the fact that the life Thelma lived lives on with all of us.
      Survivors include her first cousins, Marie (Allyn) Dean of Summit City, Alta McConnell of Beulah and Irene Brooks of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and many second cousins including Leslie and Shirley Bowman of Traverse City.
      Contributions and greatful remembrance may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 49376, Sarasota, Fla. 34230 or the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      William Walter Norton
      Died December 19, 1999
      EMPIRE - William Walter Norton, 68, of Empire, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 12, 1931, in Roger City, he was the son of Marvin and Sally (Hopson) Norton. On July 6, 1957, in Lansing, Ill., he married Ruth Lydia Lipske, who survives.
      William served in the U. S. Navy and the naval reserves. He retired from the FAA as an electronic technician and worked on the radar systems at Midway and O'Hara Airports in Chicago. He had a degree in horticulture and he enjoyed gardening, raising raspberries and making maple syrup. William was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor where he was an usher.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, David Alan Norton, Janet Denise (Wade) Feikema and Jonathon Michael Norton; two grandchildren, Raelyn and Kyle; two sisters, Judith Neely and Catherine (David) Lemke; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor with Rev. Bernard Filbert officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church music program in Glen Arbor or the American Heart Association.
      Arrangements were handled by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      GREG L. DAWSON, 48, of Kewadin, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at his home.
      The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      G. ROBERT DIXON, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a candlelight Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      ELSIE M. (BURKE) LARSON, of Grayling, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at her home.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Grayling. Orr Funeral Home in Mio is in charge of arrangements.
     
      FREDRICK M. MULLER, 62, of Traverse City, Chief of Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at his home.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Lillian Adelle Moore
      Died December 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lillian Adelle Moore, 110, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1889, in Ovid Township of Branch County, the daughter of William and Ellen M. (Lyon) Kerns. On Aug. 20, 1908, she married Lewis C. Moore and together they worked the family farm in Quincy Township from 1913 until 1966. Lillian also worked in a flour mill and a bakery, was the assistant to the Branch County Agricultural agent for four years and was a receptionist and bookkeeper for a doctor in Coldwater. She also took classes at Ferris State Teachers College while her husband took classes to renew his teaching license. Lillian and her husband were active members of the Quincy Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent in the Primary Department and was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She served for a time as Quincy Township Treasurer, was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau and was a member of the County Extension. She enjoyed crafts, baking and sewing and playing the piano as well as giving piano lessons. While on the farm, Lillian always maintained a large garden with plenty of fresh produce to share with neighbors and others in need. Sunday dinner usually included one or more friends from the community that would otherwise have eaten alone.
      In 1966, Lillian moved to Traverse City, where she became a member of Central United Methodist Church and Central's Naomi Circle. In later years, she served ten years as a volunteer for the Service with Love program phoning shut-ins and developed a reputation among friends for her homemade cookies and rolls, as well as her superior Scrabble skills. She was always willing to do whatever she could to help whenever there was a need. To her family and close friends, Lillian was a constant source of quiet wit and practical wisdom, an example of unshakable spiritual faith and a loyal source of encouragement and love. She was most certainly welcomed joyously home to the Lord, and even though she will be greatly missed, her spirit and faith lives on here within everyone whose life she touched.
      Lillian is survived by her daughter, Mildred Goodman of Traverse City; a son, Dr. Carl H. (Sue) Moore of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Paul (Georgia) Goodman of Ann Arbor, Chuck (Bethany) Goodman of Midland, Henry (Billee) Moore of Austin, Texas and Susan (Tom) Sickman of San Antonio, Texas; 12 great-grandchildren, Tim (Alice) Goodman of Rivas, Switzerland, Lisa (Jon) Griffin of East Grand Rapids, Jane and Noel Goodman of Ann Arbor, Sonya and Nick Goodman of Midland, Shannon (Eddie) Martinez of Austin, Texas, Jayme, Lilly and Sarah Moore of Austin, Texas, Zachary and Matthew Sickman of San Antonio, Texas; and four great-great-grandchildren, Jeanne and Silas Goodman of Rivas, Switzerland and Andrew and Emma Griffin of East Grand Rapids.
      Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis, in November 1965; a son, Lynn, who died at age 10; a grandchild, Cynthia Moore; and her sisters, Daisy Williams, Erma Knepp and Amy Cox.
      Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with The Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Visitation will take place at the church prior to the services, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In accordance to her wishes, Lillian's body has been donated to Michigan State University and later will be buried next to her husband in Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy, Mich.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Central United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      George Fredrick 'Freddie' and 'Red' Stacy, Sr.
      Died December 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - George Fredrick, "Freddie" and "Red" as his friends knew him, 86 years young, has sailed on at his home in Holiday, Fla.
      He was an engineer by degree, entrepreneur by love and attended Chrysler Institute of Engineering. He worked for Hudson Motor Car Company then went on to Chrysler Automotive Company in 1955. Fred joined the Jervis B. Webb Co. of Farmington Hills working with Boeing Airlines and helped design the first containerize baggage system. In 1960 Fred moved Control Engineering (a division of the Webb Company) to Pellston.
      In 1981 Fred retired. The avid skier and entrepreneur that he was, he invented the first automated ski gate for Nubs Nob and Crystal Mountain. After moving to Traverse City in the fall of 1981, Fred took a consulting job with a manufacturing company. Then with partners, the company HSS Industries was formed. Fred was an avid skier, sailor and railroad buff and owned his own private railroad car. He was a life member of Bayview Yacht Club of Detroit, senior member of Grand Traverse Yacht Club of Traverse City and North American Yacht Racing Union.
      Survivors include his wife, Elaine, of Traverse City and Holiday, Fla.; two sons, Bill S. of Petoskey and G. F., Jr. of Traverse City; a daughter, Jackie S. Craft of Traverse City; a sister, Dorothy Eagle of Detroit; and three grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his father, George R. Stacy; mother, Leana Stacy; and a brother, Richard Stacy.
      Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held in the spring.
      Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be directed to Grand Traverse Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684.
     
      RONALD J. BREITHUPT, 92, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      A memorial service for THAREL T. 'DUTCH' KANITZ, 91, who died Nov. 24, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Memorial contributions in memory of GEORGE FREDRICK STACY, SR. may be directed to Grand Traverse Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, P.O. Box 131, Traverse City, MI 49685.
     
      Leora M. Bailey
      Died December 23, 1999
      BELLAIRE - Leora M. Bailey, 94, of Bellaire, died Thursday at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix.
      Born May 1, 1905, in Bellaire, she was the daughter of William M. and Louise (Kettler) Robinson. On Nov. 23, 1923, in East Jordan, she married Leonard C. Bailey, who preceded her in death in 1972.
      Leora served the citizens of Antrim County for 25 years as the county treasurer and 13 years as the deputy treasurer, retiring in 1968. She was a past president of the Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility Auxiliary in Bellaire and a charter member of the Bellaire Business and Professional Women's Club. Leora was a 1923 graduate of Bellaire High School and served on the board of education of the Bellaire schools for nine years. She attended Ferris State University and was a life member of the Ferris Golden Eagles Club.
      Survivors include her daughter, Natalie J. Hansen of Bellaire; two brothers, William (Stick) Robinson of Bellaire and Ford (Alberta) Robinson of Rapid City; a sister, Gretchen Marriage of Rapid City; five grandchildren, Leora VanSice of Bellaire, David (Kim) VanSice of Bellaire, Craig (Debbie) VanSice of Tucson, Ariz., Sheryl Ebert of Birmingham, Ala. and Chip (Laura) Hansen of East Jordan; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Maxine VanSice; two sisters, Betty Trevan and Elnora Eiserman; and a brother, Howard Thomas.
      Graveside memorial services at Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire will be scheduled in the spring with details to be announced by the family.
      The family suggests memorials to the "Hansen Scholarship," care of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, 115 Park Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Bellaire Chapel of the Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Greg L. Dawson
      Died December 22, 1999
      KEWADIN - Greg L. Dawson, 48, of Kewadin, died Wednesday at his home.
      Born Jan. 18, 1951, in Central Lake, he was the son of Ivan and Betty (Hockin) Dawson. On Jan. 30, 1971, in Bellaire, he married the former Oleta Taylor.
      Greg was employed at Gmoser Septic Service in Elk Rapids as a truck driver from 1982 to 1998. Prior to that he worked at Super Tool in Elk Rapids for 17 years. He was a member of the Traverse City Eagles No. 383 and a past member of Elk Rapids Sportsmen's Club. An avid car enthusiast, especially Ford Mustangs, he attended car shows and other motor sporting events. He was also an avid deer hunter and loved his grandchildren.
      He is survived by his wife, Oleta, of Kewadin; one son, Bryant (Vicky) Dawson of Mt. Morris; a brother, Bradley (Marge) Dawson of Kewadin; three sisters, Norma (Duane) Johnson of Kewadin, Lana (Ron) Bentley of Albuquerque, NM and Lucille Arnold of Williamsburg; and two grandchildren, Alexandra and Darek Dawson.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday, Dec. 27, at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; Rev. Mary Brown will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Association.
     
      Fredrick M. Muller
      Died December 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Fredrick M. Muller, 62, Rural Fire Chief of Grand Traverse Fire Department died Tuesday at his home in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 7, 1937, in Brighton, he was the son of Oscar and Margaret (Graham) Muller. On Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brighton, he married the former Belva Furister, who survives.
      Fred began his fire career when he implemented the junior volunteer fire department in the City of Brighton at the age of 13. He has over 40 years experience in the fire service and currently served as an adjunct lead instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. He served as chief fire investigator from 1969 to 1982 at Livingston County Sheriff Department and in 1985 became Rural Fire Chief of Grand Traverse Fire Department. Fred has investigated fires in eight states, Puerto Rico and St. Croix Islands. He investigated over 4,000 fires in 53 Michigan counties and presented over 200 educational seminars to more than six thousand participants in topic areas of fire fighting, fire safety arson, fire investigation and fire prevention.
      Fred's education includes a degree in Fire Science, attending over 400 hours of classes on fire investigation subjects, certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. and National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualification Certified Fire Investigator. He was also employed for 24 years with General Motors in plant security and served eight years as a Brighton City councilman, two of which he served as Mayor Pro-Tem. Among his other accomplishments, he was also the owner and operator of Muller Investigations.
      Professional associations include International Association of Arson Investigators, Adjunct Lead Instructor at National Fire Academy, past president of Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs, trustee, first vice president and president of Michigan Fire Chiefs and International Association of Fire Chiefs. He was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton and attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. He enjoyed his family, golf, teaching and traveling.
      He leaves behind many who admired him, many whom he lead, many who emulated him, but most of all his family who all lost their best friend.
      Besides his wife, survivors include three children, Kyle (Randall) Wilson of Brighton, Lisa (Michael) Smith of Ann Arbor and Michael (Janice) Muller of Grand Rapids; two brothers, James (Elizabeth) Muller of Farmington Hills and Robert (Joan) Muller of Toledo, Ohio; a sister, Victoria (David) Sobieski of Brighton; and four granddaughters.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme; Rev. Edwin Thome will serve as celebrant. Friends may call at the church at the time of service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Fireman's Memorial, P.O. Box 672, Roscommon, MI 48653.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Major Eugene W. Reaves III (USAF, Ret.)
      Died December 23, 1999
      MAPLE CITY - Major Eugene W. Reaves III, 77, of Maple City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 1, 1922, in Detroit, he was the son of Eugene W. and Trease (Holmes) Reaves II. On Oct. 19, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio, he married the former Norma Jean Schmunk.
      Eugene was a retired major from the U.S. Air Force and had been a B-52 pilot. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodges in Empire and Tampa, Fla. and a member of Lake Leelanau VFW.
      He is survived by a son, Lt. Col. Eugene W. "Chip" (Lori) Reaves IV of Dothan, Ala.; daughter, Nancy Jo (Harold) Feigel of Cedar; grandchildren, Eugene W. Reaves V of Dothan, Ala., Genel (Robert) Glase of Maple City and Harold E. "Butch" Reaves II of Traverse City; and five great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, in February 1994.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Catherine Woods Richardson officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Glen Lake Schools girls athletics.
     
      RONALD J. BREITHUPT, 92, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A complete obituary and memorial service information will appear next week. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or school. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      PAUL W. FITZHUGH, 54 of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Elberta, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999.
      Arrangements are being handled by Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      INGEBORG T. 'INKY' HAYES, 81, of Manistee, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      DONALD LEACH, 82, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RUTH RODRIGUES, 63, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at home.
      A memorial service is being planned for a later date. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service.
     
      Barbara (McMurray) Chapman
      Died December 23 1999
      LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Barbara (McMurray) Chapman, 70, of Libertyville, Ill. died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
      Barbara was born July 28, 1929, in Chicago. A former professional ballerina, she performed in the New York Broadway production of "Carousel."
      She was the beloved wife of the late Donald E.; loving mother of John E. (Anamarie) Chapman of Libertyville; and the late Donald (Cathy) Chapman of Antioch; fond grandmother of Patricia, Kristine and Anne; and dearest aunt of Kay, Gary, William, Keith and Sally.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 101 Park Place, Libertyville, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Father Thomas Conde officiating. Interment services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 3038 M-88 Hwy., Bellaire, MI 40615.
     
      Robert S. Davis
      Died December 23, 1999
      MT. PLEASANT - Robert S. Davis, 63, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday at the Isabella Medical Care Facility.
      Born March 14, 1936, "Bob" was the son of Dr. Lionel and Lucile (Schacht) Davis, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Barbara A. (Davis) Berry of Traverse City and two nieces, Melissa C. Berry and Jennifer R. Berry, both of Traverse City, who loved him dearly.
      Robert lived mostly in Mt. Pleasant with his parents until they retired to North Carolina. He loved to sing accompanied by his mother. Though developmentally disabled, in the fifties he memorized the Messiah and sang it with the Central Michigan College Choir. He also is well remembered by friends for singing the Lord's Prayer for his sister's wedding in 1966. He loved sports and avidly followed the Tigers, the Lions, the Red Wings and the Pistons. The Red Wings recently autographed a shirt for him. He loved to listen to classical music, especially Karl Haas on Saturday mornings. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Karl's son, Jeff Haas, a physical therapist specialist, was also important in helping him to keep his mobility as long as possible.
      In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to the Isabella Medical Care Facility, 1222 North Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, which was founded by his father, Dr. Lionel L. Davis, and whose wonderful staff has taken great loving care of him for the past 13 years that he has resided there.
      Arrangements are being handled by Helms Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.
     
      LILLIAN A. MOORE, 110, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.
      Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      CARL OLESON, 82, of Glen Arbor, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church; funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      MAJ. EUGENE W. REAVES III, 77, of Maple City, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church.
     
      FREDERICK CONRAD SCHNEIDER, 92, of Lake Leelanau, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      BARBARA L. ZILLICH, 81, of Traverse City and Ormand Beach, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Ormand Beach.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Barbara (McMurray) Chapman
      Died December 23 1999
      LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Barbara (McMurray) Chapman, 70, of Libertyville, Ill. died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.
      Barbara was born July 28, 1929, in Chicago. A former professional ballerina, she performed in the New York Broadway production of "Carousel."
      She was the beloved wife of the late Donald E.; loving mother of John E. (Anamarie) Chapman of Libertyville; and the late Donald (Cathy) Chapman of Antioch; fond grandmother of Patricia, Kristine and Anne; and dearest aunt of Kay, Gary, William, Keith and Sally.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 101 Park Place, Libertyville, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Father Thomas Conde officiating. Interment services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 3038 M-88 Hwy., Bellaire, MI 40615.
     
      JACK R. DE MORROW, 77, of Central Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. He was born Dec. 29, 1921.
      Graveside services will be held in the spring at Marquette Woods Cemetery in Stevensville. Arrangements are by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      G. Robert 'Bob' Dixon
      Died December 22, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - G. Robert "Bob" Dixon, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Beloved husband of Erma for almost 70 years, Bob was a teacher and school superintendent in northern Michigan before moving to Detroit to join the Ford Motor Co. in 1935. He assisted in the launch of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and retired from Ford Production Control in 1970.
      A member of Grant First United Methodist Church, he became a Master Mason, Olive Branch Lodge in 1943. He also became a member of Scottish Rite and Shriner in 1972 and a life member of Grand Lodge F&AM in 1983. Bob was a past president of Cherryland High Twelve Club and of Michigan High Twelve. He served as a trustee of High Twelve International and was the 1991 Mason of the Year, 1993 Shriner of the Year and member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He was a strong supporter of the Buckley High School basketball team.
      Bob is survived by his wife Erma, of Traverse City; two sisters, Katherine and Marjorie; and three brothers, Buell, Morley, and Roger.
      He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a candlelight Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Craig South will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Masonic Lodge No. 222, the Traverse City Shriners Club, or Buckley High School.
     
      Carl Oleson
      Died December 25, 1999
      GLEN ARBOR - Carl Oleson, 82, of Glen Arbor, died Saturday at Maple Valley Nursing Home.
      Born June 17, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Carl A. and Lucy (Andreson) Oleson.
      Carl was in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1939 to 1947. Two and one-half years were spent in the southeast Pacific during World War II where he received three Bronze Stars for his valor. Carl served during the battle of Guadalcanal and the invasion of Bougainville for approximately three and one-half months; he ran landing barges off attack transports. He was also stationed in South Haven and Charlevoix and at the Grand Traverse light house.
      Fishing, hunting and home were his main interests. He was the owner and operator of the Sportsman Shop in Glen Arbor for 31 years. Many vacationers credited him with making their trips successful.
      Carl was chairman of the board of education at Glen Arbor prior to consolidation. He was president of the PTA and member of the fire department. He was also chairman of the Fish and Game Committee of the Glen Lake Business and Resort Bureau and of the Glen Lake Association.
      Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Glen Arbor; a son, Carl Oleson III (Jackie) of East Lansing; three daughters, Sharon (Don) Shaw of High Springs, Fla., Sandra Zemaitis of Grand Rapids, and Candace Oleson of Glen Arbor; four grandchildren, Kim (Greg) Guilbeau, Shannon (Alan) DuBose, and Richard and James Zemaitis; and two great-grandchildren, Ross and Max Guilbeau.
      Carl was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lois, and a brother, Robert.
      Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church; funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stephen Wing will officiate.
      Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Empire.
      Memorials may be directed to Glen Lake Community Reformed Church or the charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Frederick Conrad Schneider
      Died December 24, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Frederick Conrad Schneider, 92, of Lake Leelanau, died Friday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born May 30, 1907, in Marion, he was the son of Charles and Katherine (Hollinger) Schneider. On June 28, 1928, in Lake Leelanau, he married the former Elizabeth Mary Dufek, who survives.
      Frederick was a farmer and owned a bait shop and gas station. During World War II he worked in Willow Run in a defense plant. He loved to fish and hunt and at one time worked for the DNR. He shot his last deer just three years ago. Frederick was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. He and his wife will be fondly remembered for Schneider's Garden in Lake Leelanau which they ran for 17 years.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael C. (Lena) Schneider of Frankfort and Milford C. (Grace R.) Schneider of Lake Leelanau; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony; and a son, Willard.
      Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau with Rev. Jerry Hunko serving as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary's School.
     
      GEORGE FRANCIS 'WHITEY' SCHESTER, 70, of Kaleva, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1929, in Detroit.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hopcroft Funeral Home in Hazel Park. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Rochester Hills. Local arrangements are by Terwillger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      G. Robert 'Bob' Dixon
      Died December 22, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - G. Robert "Bob" Dixon, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Beloved husband of Erma for almost 70 years, Bob was a teacher and school superintendent in northern Michigan before moving to Detroit to join the Ford Motor Co. in 1935. He assisted in the launch of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and retired from Ford Production Control in 1970.
      A member of Grant First United Methodist Church, he became a Master Mason, Olive Branch Lodge in 1943. He also became a member of Scottish Rite and Shriner in 1972 and a life member of Grand Lodge F&AM in 1983. Bob was a past president of Cherryland High Twelve Club and of Michigan High Twelve. He served as a trustee of High Twelve International and was the 1991 Mason of the Year, 1993 Shriner of the Year and member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He was a strong supporter of the Buckley High School basketball team.
      Bob is survived by his wife Erma, of Traverse City; two sisters, Katherine and Marjorie; and three brothers, Buell, Morley, and Roger.
      He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes; a candlelight Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Craig South will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Masonic Lodge No. 222, the Traverse City Shriners Club, or Buckley High School.
     
      George Elliott
      Died December 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - George Elliott, 90, died Sunday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born July 8, 1909, in Leelanau County, he was the son of Michael and Mary (Kroupa) Elliott. On Dec. 9, 1940, in Traverse City, he married Zelma Rose Hart.
      A farmer, George was a lifelong resident of Traverse City. He was also a foundry worker and was employed at Traverse City Iron Works for 20 years. George was a member of Elmwood Township Volunteer Fire Department.
      Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Agnes Weller of Traverse City, a special friend, Mary Kevwithch of Traverse City, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zelma; two brothers, Frank and William Elliott; and a sister, Jane Olson.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.; the Rev. Bert Erickson will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Elmwood Township Fire Department.
     
      Donald 'Don' Leach
      Died December 24, 1999
      EAST BAY TOWNSHIP - Donald "Don" Leach, 82, of East Bay Township, died Friday morning.
      Born April 2, 1917, in East Bay Township, he was the son of John and Maggie (Champagne) Leach. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Betty J. Cole.
      A lifelong resident of East Bay Township, Don lived in the home he built for over 52 years. A retired carpenter, he worked for Koenig Construction, Comstock Construction, Grand Traverse Construction and Bud Johnson of Suttons Bay. An honest man, Don was a perfectionist and consistent in everything he did. He had a great sense of humor and was a special husband, brother, uncle and friend. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and wintering in Alabama. Don was an ardent bowler and golfer. He served in the South Pacific during World War II in the 39th Fighter Squadron from July 1941 to October 1945. Don was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780. He attended East Bay Calvary Church in Traverse City.
      Survivors include his wife, Betty; two brothers, Howard Leach of Buena Park, Calif., and John Leach of Traverse City; a sister, Julia Johnson of Traverse City; and many special nieces and nephews.
      Don was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Willard, Roy, and Ralph Leach; and a sister, Gladys Ryon.
      Cremation has taken place.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Bay Calvary Church, 2368 Holiday Road, Traverse City; Dr. Kendale Dennis will officiate. Following the service, military honors will be held under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Bay Calvary Church Building Fund.
     
      Dorothy Marie Plamondon
      Died December 24, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Dorothy Marie Plamondon, 80, of Lake Leelanau, died Friday at Cherry Hill Haven Foster Home in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 11, 1919, in Lake Leelanau, she was the daughter of Lorin and Gertrude (Schaub) McNiel. On Nov. 16, 1940, in Lake Leelanau, she married Robert Joseph Plamondon Sr.
      A lifelong resident of Lake Leelanau, Dorothy's life was devoted to her 10 children, 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed hobbies such as cross-stitching, reading, gardening and camping. Dorothy was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish.
      Survivors include nine children, Marlin, Mona Rice, Ken, Erinie, Catharine Skeba, Gregory, Stephen, Rebecca Miller, and Todd; two sisters, Margaret and Theresa; and three brothers, Gerald, Arthur, and Leonard.
      Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on May 4, 1998; a son, Robert E. Jr.; two brothers, Jamie and Lawrence; a sister, Cecelia; and two grandchildren, Brian and Kim.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
      Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church; the Rev. Jerry Hunko will officiate.
      Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Hospice, the Alzheimer Association, or St. Mary's Church.
     
      EMMA I. BENNETT, 97, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Michigan Masonic Home. A retired restaurant-motel owner, she was born June 15, 1902, in Baraga.
      Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      Funeral services will be held for HOWARD DWIGHT CODDINGTON at 1 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Friends may visit from noon until the time of service.
     
      JEWEL D. PASSMORE, 60, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      JENNIE L. PETERSEN, 84, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. A homemaker, she was born July 8, 1915, in Mio.
      Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      JACK T. RAINES, 75, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Charlotte on June 4, 1924.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home; burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      Mildred Irene Endres
      Died December 25, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mildred Irene Endres, 83, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born March 7, 1916, in Westfield, Ind., she was the daughter of Willie and Gladys (Jessup) Stephenson. On Sept. 9, 1934, in Frankfort, she married Russell Endres.
      A longtime resident of Traverse City, Mildred was a homemaker and a member of Inland Baptist Church. She had formerly been employed as a clerk at the Interlochen post office and as a sales clerk by W.T. Grant Co. Mildred and her husband enjoyed traveling.
      Survivors include a daughter, Julia "Judy" (Walter "Bud") Ludka of Traverse City, a sister, Martha Anna Raney of Traverse City; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.
      Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Russell, on Aug. 12, 1971.
      Services will be held in the spring and will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City which is in charge of arrangements.
      Memorials may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society.
     
      Ruth Rodrigues
      Died December 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth Rodrigues, 63, died peacefully Friday surrounded by her loving family at her home.
      Born Aug. 9, 1936, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Leroy and Clarissa (Duell) DeWitt. On Dec. 10, 1961, in Traverse City, she married Joseph S. Rodrigues.
      Ruth was a lifelong resident of Traverse City. She retired from United Technologies after many years of employment. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Survivors include two children, Debra (Vincent) Kulawiak of Thompsonville and William (Bonnie) Carsten of Traverse City; a sister, Patricia Stratton of Cedar; a brother, Milo DeWitt of Traverse City; nine grandchildren, Greta and Tara Kulawiak of Thompsonville and William, Randall, Melissa, Stephanie, Mathew, Jeremy, and Joey Carsten - all of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. Carsten, in 1955, her husband Joseph Rodrigues in 1990, and a brother, Fred DeWitt.
      Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the VFW hall on Veterans Drive in Traverse City.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Arrangements are by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service.
     
      Dorothy Sova
      Died December 27, 1999
      INTERLOCHEN - Dorothy Sova, 47, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      An occupational therapist, Dorothy was a resident of Interlochen.
      Survivors include her husband, Bruce, and three children, Matthew, Josie and Haley.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer's Lutheran Church.
      Memorial donations may be directed to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA, 22203-1606.
      Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Harrison.
     
      SAMUEL T. DUMONT, 85, of Benzonia, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      FRANCES 'FRANK' KORR, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his home in Alden.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona; a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona.
     
      OLGA M. LAYCOCK, 95, of Maple City, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will run at a later date in the Record-Eagle.
     
      DOROTHY SOVA, 47, of Interlochen, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Reedemer Lutheran Church of Interlochen. Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Harrison.
     
      Ronald J. Breithaupt
      Died December 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ronald J. Breithaupt, 92, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Dec. 25, 1906, in Traverse City, he was the son of Christian M. and Eleanora (Huff) Breithaupt.
      Known as a very hard worker with a very strong work ethic, Ronald had been the manager of shipping for Cherry Growers prior to his retirement. He had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1944.
      On June 2, 1927, in Traverse City, he married Juanita M. Waldron who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1993.
      Ronald was also preceded in death by his sons, Charles and Ronald Jr., and his parents.
      Survivors include his children, Niles D. (Inza) Breithaupt, Robert L. (Blanche) Breithaupt, and Joan (George) Phillips - all of Traverse City; two grandsons who were raised by Ronald and his wife, Arthur (Jackie) Breithaupt of Virginia and James (Kathy) Breithaupt of Traverse City; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church; Pastors Donald Engrebretsen and C. Jay Koehler will officiate.
      Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Thelma M. Gray
      Died December 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Thelma M. Gray died Sunday, Dec. 19.
      Born May 31, 1918, in Kingsley, she was the daughter of David J. and Ada May (Pollock) Gray.
      A lifelong resident of the Traverse City area, she came to the David Netzorg family as an adult lifetime companion.
      Her devoted extended family included Margaret and George Schubering of Osprey, Fla.; Susan, Tom, and Madeline Flynn of Fairfield, Conn.; and Rebecca, Jack, Sarah, and Grant McNaughton of Columbus, Ohio. They all loved and adored Thelma who loved them like her own children.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Jewell D. Passmore
      Died December 28, 1999
      GARFIELD TOWNSHIP - Jewell D. Passmore, 60, of Garfield Township, died Tuesday at her home.
      Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of Victor Leslie and Eunice May (Onley) Hayden.
      Jewell was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance in Portsmouth. She attended Trinity College in Clearwater, Fla. She had been a resident of the Traverse City area since 1967. An avid reader, Jewell enjoyed crafts and was especially fond of spending time with her children and grandchildren.
      Survivors include her son, Michael L. (Lisa) Passmore of Madison Heights; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Tony) Ghering of Traverse City; a brother, Wilford (Kay) Hayden of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Virginia Ripperger of Hertford, N.C.; two grandchildren, Cameron Ghering and MacKenzie Passmore; and many nieces and nephews.
      Jewell was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Lynn Passmore, in October 1964, five brothers and two sisters.
      Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will follow at noon; Dr. Gary Hogue will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, the Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society.
     
      Ralph 'Deke' Tompkins
      Died December 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ralph "Deke" Tompkins, 72, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 21.
      Deke had been a winter resident of Briny Breezes, Fla., for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War II.
      Survivors include his wife, Marie; sons, David (Mitzi) of St. Joseph, Dean of Marquette, and Douglas (Patrice) of Traverse City; three brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.
      Memorial services were held Thursday in Briny Breezes. Arrangements were by Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home of Lantana, Fla.
     
      INA MARIE COOK, 88, of Delray Beach, Fla. and formerly of Grayling, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Delray Community Hospital in Florida. A retired school teacher and homemaker, she was born Jan. 11, 1911.
      Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum in Saginaw.
     
      SANDRA (ACHA) NELBACH, 56, of San Antonio, Texas and formerly of Traverse City, died suddenly at her home Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. She was born Jan. 20, 1943.
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas. Burial will be in Fort Sam Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City, Texas.
     
      JOHN H. NOVAK, 86, of Interlochen and Chicago, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Services will be held in Chicago. Local arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Catherine 'Ronnie' Flechsig
      Died December 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Catherine "Ronnie" Flechsig, 78, of Traverse City and formerly of Royal Oak, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 7, 1922, in Sudbury, Ontario, she was the daughter of Burton and Kit Menzies. Ronnie was a retired secretary, having been employed by the G.M. Tech Center in Warren. She enjoyed traveling and driving and had a wonderful sense of humor.
      She is survived by a daughter, Linda Flechsig of Troy; son-in-law, Bill Carlson of Traverse City; grandchildren, Heather Marone of Seattle, Wash., Shannon Hagerty of Traverse City and Amber Carlson of Lansing; great-granddaughter, Olivia Hagerty of Traverse City; sister, Margaret Menzies of Royal Oak; and a brother, Donald Menzies of Florida.
      She was preceded in death by two daughters, Cathy Flechsig and Donna Carlson; and her parents.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Robert 'Butch' E. Helferich
      Died December 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert "Butch" E. Helferich, 56, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday.
      Robert was born in Traverse City on Jan. 20, 1943 and lived in the area for most of his life. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. He had been employed at Cherry Growers for 12 years until his retirement in 1998. Robert enjoyed life to the fullest and was a good friend to many.
      He is survived by his four sons, Robert B. (Mary) Helferich, Kevin E. Helferich, Jeffery S. (Dawn) Helferich and Michael D. (Jennifer) Helferich; his sisters, Patricia Scharf and Josephine Newmes; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His longtime companion, Carol Ramsey, also survives him.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A celebration of Robert's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where the family will greet his friends from noon until the time of service.
     
      Olga M. Laycock
      Died December 29, 1999
      MAPLE CITY - Olga M. Laycock, formerly of Flint, died Wednesday at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City. She was 95.
      Born in Saginaw, she was the daughter of John T. and Emelia (Heppler) Raupp. She attended Central Michigan College and taught music, which she greatly enjoyed, in the Mount Pleasant and Flint public school systems. On June 15, 1927, she married Kenneth W. Laycock of Ithaca who preceded her in death in 1985. They lived in Saginaw, Kalamazoo and, finally, in Flint, where they made their home for over 40 years.
      She is survived by her daughter, Susan T. (Joe) Williamson of Glen Arbor; three grandchildren, Ken (Jill) Williamson of Elk Rapids, Janet (Douglas) Greer of Boise, Idaho, and Jim (Julie) Williamson of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; four great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jerry Laycock of Clio.
      Olga was an active member of the Woodside Church in Flint, the Woodside Seniors and the Michigan Retired Teachers Association. For many years she served as a volunteer at McLaren Hospital in Flint. Throughout her life she was a gracious lady who practiced gracious living.
      Cremation has taken place and private services will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw.
      Memorials may be directed to Maple Valley Nursing Home where the quality of Olga's life was greatly enhanced during her final years.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Paul D. Robinson, Sr.
      Died December 30, 1999
      MIDLAND - Paul D. Robinson, Sr., 85, of Midland, died Thursday at his home.
      He was born Jan. 11, 1914, in Coldwater, the son of the late Frank Edward and Annie Laurie (Wiley) Robinson.
      Paul grew up in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan University. On Aug. 29, 1936, he married Frances Harrett and in 1940 they moved to Midland. Paul worked for the Dow Chemical Company from 1936 until his retirement in 1979. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church and Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City. He was active in scouting, junior achievement and was a past president of the Midland Chapter of Central Michigan University Alumni Association. He was also an avid supporter and fan of girls basketball and track. Paul and his wife, Frances, raised seven children, and to them, the most important thing was family.
      He will be deeply missed by his children, Hazel Robinson, David (Terri) Robinson - all of Midland, James (Karen) Robinson of Saginaw, Phillip (Margie) Robinson of Troy and Rick Robinson of Midland; brothers, Charles Robinson of Venice, Fla. and Homer Robinson of Holiday, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Michael D., Kristina, Emily, Thad, Lindsay, Kyle, Timothy, Michael J., Daniel, Eric and Molly; and one great-grandson, Zackery.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; two sons, Kevin and Paul, Jr.; and brothers, Roy, Francis and Lawrence.
      Paul's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, Midland and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with The Rev. Bruce McNab and The Rev. Joan T. McNab officiating. Graveside burial will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Salvation Army.
     
      Frances A. (Korb) Sladek
      Died December 29, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Frances A. (Korb) Sladek, 96, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 1, 1903, in Leelanau County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Schettek) Mikowski.
      Frances enjoyed gardening and loved to entertain and play card games. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Holy Family Society.
      She is survived by four children, Robert Korb of Traverse City, Gerald (Wanda) Korb of Traverse City, Sandra Lubrani of Mechanicsberg, Pa. and Delores "Dee" (Neal) Evans, also of Traverse City; a sister, Mary (John) Miller of Westland; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Adolph Korb on March 2, 1944, and George Sladek in May, 1981; two brothers, John and Pete Mikowski; and two sisters, Veronica April and Catherine Bohn.
      Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
     
      Buck Straub
      Died December 24, 1999
      CHICAGO - Buck Straub, 49, of Chicago, died on Christmas eve.
      The son of Robert A. Straub and Beverly Bracken Straub of Traverse City, Mich. and Ann Arbor, Mich., Buck grew up in Ann Arbor and attended St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Tappan Junior High and Pioneer High School. A University of Michigan graduate, Buck was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Druids honor society and recipient of an athletic scholarship. He was a three year letterman on the hockey team. A talented musician, Buck's singing and guitar playing were a source of entertainment and comfort for family and friends. Buck was a sales manager for AT&T Cable Systems in Chicago.
      He is survived by his stepmother, Jane Straub and great-aunt, Marion Straub - both of Traverse City; sisters, Sarah J. Straub of Glenwood Springs, Colo. and Deborah S. Zimmerman of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; and a brother, Michael B. Straub of Winnetka, Ill.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday afternoon, Jan. 7.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to University of Michigan Victor's Club, 1000 South State, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
      Arrangements are being handled by Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home in Wilmette, Ill.
     
      Ralph 'Deke' Tompkins
      Died December 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ralph "Deke" Tompkins, 72, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 21.
      Deke had been a winter resident of Briny Breezes, Fla., for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War II.
      Survivors include his wife, Marie; sons, David (Mitzi) of St. Joseph, Dean of Marquette, and Douglas (Patrice) of Traverse City; three brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.
      Memorial services were held Thursday in Briny Breezes. Arrangements were by Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home of Lantana, Fla.
     
      Eleanor Ruth Witucki
      Died December 30, 1999
      WHITE CLOUD - Eleanor Ruth Witucki, 77, of White Cloud, passed away Thursday at her home.
      Born June 2, 1922, in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of Edward and Alma (Maas) Beekman. On Oct. 16, 1943, in Grand Rapids, she married Edward Witucki. Edward preceded her in death in 1988.
      Eleanor has been a resident of the White Cloud area since 1984 and had been a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Cloud and had been active in the Alter Society.
      She is survived by her daughter, Teryl "Terri" (Joseph) Javian of Traverse City; son, Lindsay "Lindy" (Cheryl) Witucki of Benzonia; three grandchildren, Tobin (Janice) Javian, Antoinette Javian and Kristine Witucki; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Pizarski and family of Detroit; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crandell Funeral Homes, Inc. in White Cloud, where a Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Alter Society Flower Fund.
     
      Ronald 'Ron' Yahr, Sr.
      Died December 28, 1999
      APOPKA, Fla. - Ronald 'Ron' Yahr, Sr., 61, of Apopka, Fla., died Tuesday.
      Born in Traverse City, Mich., he moved to central Florida in 1994. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and employed as an engineer for Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Killarney Baptist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Apopka; sons, Ron, Jr. of Apopka, Gary of Sterling Heights, Mich. and Scott of Glenn Allen, Ark.; brothers, Gerald of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Marion of Traverse City, Mich.; sisters, Lucille Dunham of Grawn, Mich. and Karen Yahr of Owosso, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
      Arrangements are being handled by Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Winter Park, Fla.
     
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