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August 2000

Obituaries

      CEOLIA S. BROWN, 100, of Traverse City, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      PHEBE E. COTTON, 89, of Kalkaska, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at her residence. She was born Jan. 15, 1911.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Excelsior Township Cemetery in Kalkaska County. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      EDNA C. DYKHUIS, 78, of Manistee, died Sunday, July 30, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      LLOYD ELGIN STAHL, 86, of Lovells, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Grayling Nursing Centre. A retired chief of research and development for the auto industry, he was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Monroe.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lovells Cemetery.
     
      Dollena M. (Herren) Baty
      Died July 29, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dollena M. (Herren) Baty, 75, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Hospital.
      Born Oct. 26, 1924, in Thompsonville, she was the daughter of John F. and Rillia E. (Hamilton) Herren.
      On Dec. 30, 1971, in Cadillac, she married Donald R. Baty who preceded her in death in 1989.
      Dollena graduated from Traverse City High School in 1941. She worked for 15 years at Kaiser Industrial Corp. in Cadillac and retired from Plaid Enterprises in Atlanta, Ga., in 1991. A former resident of Tucker, Ga., she had lived in Traverse City since 1993. She was a member of Pilgrimage Presbyterian Church in Norcross, Ga. Dollena enjoyed playing cards - especially at the Traverse City Senior Center. She loved her poodle, Benson, and was an avid reader.
      Survivors include her granddaughter, Cherianne R. Burmeister of Flint; three nieces, Sharon (Russell) Bonney of Beulah, Patricia (Leon) Fortine of Wichita, Kan., and Connie (Mark) Lord of Kingsley; a nephew, Gary (Kerri) Hamilton of Traverse City; five step children, Sheila (Gary) Donner of Atlanta, Ga., Mary (Joseph) Link of Ellicott City, Md., Rock (Kathleen) Baty of Johnson City, Tenn., Tom Baty of Leawood, Kan., and Donald (Jean) Baty of Dallas, Texas; a son-in-law, Roy F. Burmeister of Saginaw; and two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Hamilton Kravontka of Traverse City and Dorothy Herren of Sun City, Ariz.
      Dollena was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Bolton; a daughter, Laureen D. Burmeister in 1995; and three brothers, Raymond and Donald Herren and Leo Hamilton.
      Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home where services will follow at 2 p.m.; the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
      Richard Dillis 'Dick' Forton
      Died July 30, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Richard Dillis "Dick" Forton, 74, of Traverse City, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, after a sudden illness.
      Born July 18, 1926, in Traverse City, he married Marcella Wallis on May 15, 1948, who survives along with his sons, Richard Scott (MariLynn), Dani Dil (Pam) and Jon David (Sandy). Also he leaves behind his grandchildren, Ben, Jason, Michelle, Earl and Gordon and one great-granddaughter, Alissa Topping. He is survived by one brother, Roger Andr‚ (Marsha), and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, August 2nd, at 11 a.m. at College Terrace Wesleyan Church.
      Cremation services are being performed by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      Memorials may be directed to the Pregnancy Resource Center or College Terrace Wesleyan Church.
      George Gum Jr.
      Died July 30, 2000
      FRANKFORT - George Gum Jr., 84, of Frankfort, died Sunday at his residence.
      George was born June 30, 1916, in Marseilles, Ill. He was the son of George Sr. and Estella (Bar) Gum.
      George and Opal were united in marriage June 21, 1939. They later moved to Frankfort. She preceded him in death.
      George owned and operated Modern Laundry in Frankfort. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Frankfort American Legion Post 221. George enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was an avid baseball player. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, especially his tomato plants.
      George is survived by his son, Richard (Chris) Gum, and daughters, Stella (Gene) Mix and Billie (Dick) Bayer, all of Frankfort. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
      A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Gilmore Township Cemetery. Rev. William E. Nelson will officiate.
      Memorials may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Home.
      Dorothy Louise Weikel
      Died July 30, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - Dorothy Louise Weikel, 92, of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 22, 1907, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Herbert and Florence (Buerling) Seelbrede.
      On April 29, 1931, in Winchester, Ky., she married Elmer E. Weikel who survives.
      Dorothy was a bookkeeper in her family's automotive parts store. She was a life member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Middletown, Ohio.
      Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Paul) Hoskins of Middletown, Ohio; a son, Charles (Billie) Weikel of Houston, Texas; a son-in-law, Tom Stabler of Kettering, Ohio; a brother, Herbert (June) Seelbrede; five grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Stabler, Mark Stabler, Patty (Matt) Rye, Paula (Scott) Brewer, and Carla (David) Wright; and seven great-grandchildren.
      Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Coralie Stabler; and a sister, Coralie Knepshield.
      Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Funeral services will be held Saturday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home in Middletown, Ohio.
      Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, Ohio.
      Lydia May (Osborne) Willyoung
      Died July 29, 2000
      LANSING - Lydia May (Osborne) Willyoung, of Lansing, died July 29, 2000.
      Born Jan. 18, 1911, in Clinton County, she was the daughter of Frank and Zola (Bashford) Osborne.
      Lydia grew up in the Mason area and graduated from high school in 1928. She received a teaching certificate from Ingham County Normal and started her teaching career at the Nichols School, near Mason, from 1930 to 1936. It was a one room school, grades one through eight. Lydia spent a total of 44 years as a teacher, serving also at Maple Grove School (Eaton Rapids Road), Everett Junior High (Cedar Street) and Lyons Ave. Elementary School, all in the Lansing area. In her earlier career, she was known as "Miss Osborne, Mrs. Adlof and finally Mrs. Willyoung." Lydia continued her education throughout her career and graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was a member of Alpha Beta Epsilon Sorority and a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 150, in Mason.
      She married Orlin C. Willyoung of Lansing in 1952. At their retirement in 1973, they moved to Elk Rapids. She was a member of the Elk Rapids United Methodist Church, serving many years as the Worship Chairman, the Elk Rapids Garden Club and the Grand Traverse Retired Teachers Association.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lora Barnes; two brothers, D.F. Osborne and Darrel Rex Osborne; and her beloved husband, Orlin, in 1993.
      She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Joan Goley of Burbank, Calif.; a step daughter, Mrs. Bette Brown of Corvallis, Ore.; and a step son, Richard Willyoung of Vonore, Tenn. There are also numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and four step grandchildren.
      Lydia will be remembered very fondled by her family, her many friends, and her hundreds of students that were such a vital part of her life. She was an outstanding teacher and was especially adept at teaching youngsters the joys and rewards of reading.
      Lydia moved back to the Lansing area in 1999 and resided in Wynwood of Meridian in Haslett. Interment will be in Chapel Hills in Lansing. A memorial service will be scheduled at the Pilgrim United Methodist Church in St. Johns on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow.
      Amy Lynn Zenker
      Died July 29, 2000
      BENZONIA - Amy Lynn Zenker, 30, of Benzonia, died Saturday in Mexico.
      Born May 6, 1970, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of William G. and Paula A. (Maginity) Zenker. Amy was a recent graduate from the University of Michigan as a physical therapist. She enjoyed working with and helping handicapped children. She also enjoyed riding horses.
      Survivors include her mother, Paula A. Zenker of Benzonia; a sister, Susan Zenker of Benzonia; a brother, Daniel Zenker of San Diego, Calif.; a grandmother, Margie Anderson; and a very special friend, Jose Garcia.
      Amy was preceded in death by her father in 1998.
      Friends may call at the time of services which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah; Pastor Dan Ingersol will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the Amy Lynn Zenker Memorial Fund.
     
     
      ARNOLD F. BADER, 63, of Grayling, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. A retired banker, he was born June 13, 1937, in Flat Rock, Mich.
      Funeral services will be held at noon today at Mount Hope Lutheran Church in Grayling. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling, Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling is in charge of arrangements.
     
      MICHAEL W. LLOYD, 36, of Grawn, died Satuday, Aug. 5, 2000, at home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DR. RICHARD E. WUNSCH, 85, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Duane Gordon Mehl
      Died August 4, 2000
      LADY LAKE, Fla. - Duane Gordon Mehl, 65, of Lake Lake, formerly of Traverse City, died Friday.
      Duane was born in Big Rapids, Mich. He served with the Traverse City Fire Department for 27 years and retired as fire chief. He then served as fire chief of Winter Park and Lake Mary. A member of the Lutheran Church, Duane moved to Lady Lake from Sanford in 1998.
      Survivors include his wife, Loretta J. Mehl of Lady Lake; two sons, Eric S. Mehl of Houston, Texas, and Douglas K. Mehl of Traverse City, Mich.; a stepson, Peter Belanger of Pentwater, Mich.; a brother, Larry A. Mehl of Manitowoc, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.
      Arrangements are by Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake.
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      Candace L. Smart
      Died August 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Candace Lynne Hernandez Smart (nee Cox) of Traverse City, formerly of Metro Detroit, left this earth August 5, 2000, in the arms of an Angel after a most courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her beloved husband, Donald Smart, and children, Angela Hernandez (fianc‚-Nicholas Shires), Marcella Hernandez, Donald Smart II, and Michael (Tracy) Smart; grandchildren, Breanna Weddle and Cody Smart. Also survived by brothers, David (Ruth) Cox, Timothy (Jennifer) Cox, and James (Tina) Cox; sisters, Debbie (Larry) Corbeau and Cathy (Michael) Knox; mother-in-law, Mary Hernandez-Remondini; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Hernandez; her parents, Urban and Katherine (Richardson) Cox; and father-in-law, Louis Hernandez. Born January 17, 1949, in Detroit, Candy received her degree at Western Michigan University and was a teacher for over 10 years in Rapid City. She was also an active member of First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Candy's love of family, children, gardening and sewing will continue to inspire us all. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church, Traverse City with Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Interment will be in The Garden of Remembrance at First Congregational Church. Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society or to The Garden of Remembrance at First Congregational Church, Traverse City.
     
      Avis Fay Bruso Wisckol
      Died August 5, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Avis Fay Bruso Wisckol, 76, died Saturday.
      Born March 17, 1924, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Leon and Ida (Smith) Barber.
      On Oct. 24, 1941 she married Ralph Joseph Bruso who passed away in 1969. On Aug. 13, 1971, in Elk Rapids, she married William Wisckol who preceded her in death in 1980.
      Avis lived in Rapid City and the surrounding area for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Elk Rapids Golf Club and the Traverse City Elks Lodge. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, boating and crocheting.
      Survivors include three children, Susan (Jim) Stilson of Rapid City, Joseph (Doreen) Bruso of Rapid City, and Linda (Steve) Basch of Traverse City; nine grandchildren, Lori, Jamie, Dan, Don, Anissa, Jana, Jane, Todd, and Stephanie; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchild.
      Avis' parents preceded her in death.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Pastor David Mellor will officiate. Interment will be in Maplegrove Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice.
     
      MARY CELIA CHURCHILL, 82, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born June 10, 1918, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bear Lake.
     
      JACK FOLEY, 77, of Traverse City, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids.
      There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion.
     
      PAUL WALTER FRANCKOWIAK, 85, of Filer City, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at his home.
      Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
     
      JUNE KAIKKONEN, 75, of Madison, Ala., formerly of Bellaire, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     
      MARY ANN LEMMER, 90, of Manistee, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday at the church until the time of service.
     
      VIRGINIA CLARA LINGER, 88, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Ritters Adult Foster Care Home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DAVE MCCOURTNEY, 82, of Davison, formerly of Mt. Morris and Traverse City, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Argentine Care Center.
      Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris. Arrangements were handled by Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.
     
      ROBERT C. MILNE, SR., 65, of Traverse City, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at home.
      Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Barnum Cemetery in Mayfield. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      Ceolia S. Brown
      Died July 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ceolia S. Brown, 100, of Traverse City, died Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Sept. 30, 1899, in Orr, ND, she was the daughter of Ole and Ellen (Thorson) Sogge. In 1903 she came with her parents to reside on North Long Lake Road and she was educated at the Long Lake School.
      Ceolia was a housekeeper for Eleanor Jewett Lundberg in Winnetka, Ill. for six years and worked at her summer home on Long Lake for about 50 years. She also cared for other summer homes in that area.
      In November of 1923, in Lansing, she married Jay Brown, who died in 1953. She and her husband managed Incochee Farm from 1932 until 1940 for Dr. Joseph E. Maddy and then operated their own farm on Cedar Run Road until 1953.
      Ceolia was a member of the Long Lake Ladies Aid Society and the secretary for many years and a 50 year member of the Cedar Run Ladies Aid and the treasurer for 27 years. She made many quilts and baby quilts for their fundraising and donation projects and for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing children's clothes, and baking, especially pies. Ceolia had been treasurer of the Long Lake Grange, a member of the Stricker School Board, Hillside Grove Farm Bureau, Hillside Grove Extension Club and the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Murna (Al) Courtad of Traverse City and Mrs. Leola (Fred) Beck of Winter Haven, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Laurene (Mervin) Towers of Hamilton, Ind.; four grandchildren, Dianne Allen and Lorraine Courtad of Traverse City, Margaret Courtad of Ann Arbor and Gregory (Rondi) Courtad of Mesa, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Tricia Allen, Dyllan Nagel and Jacob Courtad; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Triechman of Coldwater; and three nieces and one nephew, Dorothy Sogge, Anna Blonshine, Sandy Sadler and Larry Sogge.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Sogge in 1977.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. James F. Roe officiating. Friends may call Thursday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions or Meals on Wheels.
      Phebe E. Cotton
      Died July 31, 2000
      KALKASKA - Phebe E. Cotton, 89, a resident of Kalkaska since 1929, died Monday at her home, Elmaple Farm.
      Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. 15, 1911, she was the daughter of A. Lawrence and Elizabeth Tomlinson Dunlap of Lupton. On June 4, 1935, in Kalkaska, she was united in marriage with Raymond Cotton, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1991.
      Mrs. Cotton resided in Lupton prior to moving to Kalkaska County. She attended Marion College in Marion, Ind. and Central Michigan University. Prior to her marriage she was a fourth grade teacher in Haslett from 1931 to 1934. After moving to Kalkaska, she assisted in the family business, Glenn Cotton & Son, and later was a partner with her husband and son in Raymond Cotton & Son. Phebe was a member of the Excelsior Church of Christ, the Kalkaska Historical Society and the WCTU. She enjoyed local history, sewing, flowers and was the author and publisher of four books.
      Surviving are two sons, Donald (Barbara) Cotton and Glenn (Norma) Cotton - both of Kalkaska; three daughters, Margaret (Gerald) Ritenburgh of Escanaba, Elizabeth (Myron) Priest of Mancelona and Jane (Paul) Werner of Saginaw; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      One granddaughter, Rebekah Priest, and two brothers, Ira and Paul Dunlap, preceded her in death.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Virgil Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Excelsior Township Cemetery in Kalkaska County.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the Excelsior Church of Christ or the Salvation Army.
      Margaret C. 'Marge' Dixon
      Died July 31, 2000
      NASHPORT, Ohio - Margaret C. "Marge" Dixon, 75, of Nashport, Ohio, died Monday at Genesis Bethesda Hospital.
      Born June 9, 1925, in Traverse City, Mich., she was the daughter of Alvin and Clara (Engle) Durga. On April 6, 1945, she married Theodore W. "Ted" Dixon.
      Marge was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and Order of the Eastern Star No. 485.
      She is survived by her husband; four sisters, Dorothy Stites of Traverse City, Nina (Peter) Sheffer of Cedar, Patricia Greilick of Traverse City and Barbara (Gilbert) Davis of Lake City; three brothers, Clifford (Kimmie) Durga of Traverse City, Alvin (Gwen) Durga of Traverse City and Robert (Donna) Durga of Lake Ann; one daughter-in-law, Carol S. Dixon of Nashport, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Laura Dixon and Lisa Dixon - both of Nashport, Ohio.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cynthia Dixon; and a son, Roger Dixon.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bolin Funeral Home in Zanesville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. John Earhart officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Union Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ.
      Edna Caroline Dykhuis
      Died July 30, 2000
      MANISTEE - Edna Caroline Dykhuis, 78, of Manistee, died Sunday.
      Born Nov. 30, 1921, in South Milton Township, she was the daughter of George and Helen (Hansi) Hildreth. She married Charles Dykhuis, who preceded her in death.
      Edna was formerly of Rapid City and Florida. She was a homemaker and a seasonal worker in the fruit processing industry. Edna was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Kalkaska and her work at the church was an important part of her life. She enjoyed wintering in Florida and walking.
      She is survived by six children, Grace (Gus) Mathis of Warren, John (Christine) Dykhuis of Rapid City, Gertrude (David) Bresnahan and Melvina "Mel" Reilly - both of Rapid City, Caroline Johnson of Paisley, Fla. and Ruth (Fred) Zirkle of Rapid City; foster mother, Melvina Darling of Rodney; foster sisters, Hazel, Delores, Marilyn, Emma, Georgia and Viola; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Edna was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Henry Dykhuis; one daughter, Helen Dykhuis; and one brother, George Hildreth.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Milton Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Melvina Reilly.
      Barbara Ann Keyes
      Died July 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Barbara Ann Keyes, 71, of Traverse City, died Monday.
      Born March 29, 1929, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of William and Gladys (Silsby) McGillis. On July 3, 1948, in Traverse City, she married Kent Keyes, who preceded her in death in 1996.
      A lifelong resident of Traverse City, Barbara and her husband were very active in politics and union activities. She was a member of the American Military League Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary and was very active in Traverse City Central High School Class of 1947 with monthly activities and planning. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
      Survivors include two daughters, Kendra (Richard) Barnes and Jean Ann Keyes - both of Traverse City; a son, Michael (Victoria) Keyes of Traverse City; a sister, Bonnie Edwards of Traverse City; a stepsister, Katie (LeRoy) Bland of Traverse City; a stepbrother, Jack (Barbara) Geary of Stevensville; and seven grandchildren, Jennefer Buchan, Megan Keyes, Ashley Barnes, Clarissa Barnes, Michael Keyes, Jena Gilland and Haley Gilland.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, William Keyes.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Memorials may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation, Children's Leukemia Foundation or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Pauline Marie Send
      Died July 31, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Pauline Marie Send, 82, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 27, 1918, in Suttons Bay, she was the daughter of Wendall and Helen (Wisler) Oberlin. In 1944, in Suttons Bay, she married James "Jack" F. Send, who preceded her in death in 1999.
      A homemaker, Pauline was a lifelong resident of the Suttons Bay area. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay.
      Survivors include six nieces; five nephews; many grandnieces and nephews; and several great-grandnieces and nephews.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Oberlin.
      Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Ron Pederson officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay.
     
     
      GERALD CARBERRY, 81, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at his home. A retired food production employee, he was born March 22, 1919, in Bedford, Pa.
      Chapel services will be held at 11 a.m. today at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Okemos with burial in the cemetery to follow. Arrangements are by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling.
     
      DONALD DOWLING, 53, of East Jordan, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at his home.
      A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.
     
      JUDITH ANN FERGUSON, 53, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Gaylord. A customer service representative, she was born May 24, 1947, in Port Huron.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      RICHARD L. LARSON, 70, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
     
      ANNA MICHALSKI, 82, of Traverse City; died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at her home.
      A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the family home, 1754 Apache Pass, Traverse City. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
     
     
      KADEN PATRICK BOETTNER (VELDING) was stillborn at Munson Medical Center on Thursday, July 27, 2000.
      Private family services will be held. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Torch Lake Township. Arrangements are by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      CHARLES L. RUGGLES, 70, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000.
      Visitation will be held Saturday from noon to the 1 p.m. Celebration of Life service at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Virginia C. Linger
      Died August 1, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia C. Linger, 88, died Tuesday at Ritters Adult Foster Care Home.
      Born Sept. 1, 1911, in Manistee, she was the daughter of Leo and Susan (Schons) Walte.
      On July 4, 1936, in Traverse City, she married Ernest M. "Max" Linger Jr. He died June 19, 1989.
      Virginia was a lifelong resident of Traverse City. She was formerly employed by the Traverse City District Library and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading as well as all sports and the communication they generated. She also liked seeing and talking with family and friends as well as giving and recieving hugs.
      Survivors include three sons, Terry Linger of East Lansing, Michael (Jean) Linger of Traverse City, and David Linger of Panama City Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Patricia (Arthur) Walters of Ann Arbor, Judith (Kenneth) Anderson of Williamsburg, Virginia (Ben) Winowiecki of Cedar, and Carol Bishop of Traverse City; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
      Virginia was also preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church; the Rev. James Gardiner will officiate.
      Burial will be in the Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Meals on Wheels.
      Rosanne 'Rosie' Palazzolo
      Died August 1, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - Rosanne "Rosie" Palazzolo, 41, of Central Lake passed away Tuesday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire after a long and courageous fight with Huntington's Disease.
      She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony S. Palazzolo.
      Surviving are her daughter, Marie; mother, Sonya (Don) Olds; sisters, Gloria Palazzolo and Maria (Tom) Long; brothers, Anthony, Mike (Sue), and Ed (Diane); nieces and nephews, Tommy and Anthony Long, and Alysse, Katie, and Michael Palazzolo; grandson, Andrew Scott Zeman; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
      She will also be remembered by her very special family at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility and a dear friend, Lynn Wilcox.
      A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery in Wyoming, Mich.
      Willie Lynn Phillips
      Died August 1, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Willie Lynn Phillips, 47, of Kingsley, died Tuesday.
      Born June 27, 1953, in Lansing, he was the son of William E. and Pauline (Godfrey) Phillips.
      A resident of the area for most of his life, Willie enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was an accomplished guitar player.
      Survivors include his wife, Elsie of Kingsley; three children, Sandra (Mathew) Hosler of Kingsley, Rebecca (Terry) Loveland of Interlochen, and Christina (Ben) Bearden of Kingsley; eight brothers and sisters, Ralph (Linda) Phillips of Ohio, Phyllis (Gardner) Bittle of Arkansas, Patricia (Keith) Wooster of Interlochen, Delores Jackomino of West Virginia, Kay (Rodney) Wilber of Eaton Rapids, Rosalie (Bob) Coryell of Lansing, and Pauline (Thomas) Heniser of East Lansing; and three granddaughters, Elsie, Vivian, and Lillian Hosler.
      Willie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday; Pastor Bruce Sheets will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
     
      KEITH R. PLAYTER, 62, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A full obituary will be in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
      Ruth V. Burke
      Died July 25, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth V. Burke, 82, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, July 25, at home.
      Born May 25, 1918, in Detroit, she was married to William C. Burke, who preceded her in death on July 2, 1978.
      Ruth was a member of Leland Community United Methodist Church.
      Survivors include a sister, Ellenore Kent of Traverse City; nieces, JoEllen (John) Evans of Cedar and Judith (James) Thompson of Marysville; several grandnieces and nephews, Jannah Thompson, Janelle Thompson, Andy (Theresa) Evans, Jeremy Evans, Jessica (Paul) Krause and Marcus Evans; great-grandnephew, Brian Krause; and many friends.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two grandnieces; and a brother-in-law, Richard Kent.
      Memorial services will be held at Leland Community United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Graybill and Rev. James Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills, Mich. with a committal service on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Leland Community United Methodist Church or Hospice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Richard Lee Larson
      Died August 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Richard Lee Larson, 70, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday.
      Richard was born in Flint on March 6, 1930, the son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Price) Larson. He lived in Traverse City since 1970.
      Richard was a Grand Blanc High School graduate, class of 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. He was a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1979. Richard was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City and supported the Boy Scouts of America. He loved camping, boating, yoga, reading, gardening, beaches, skiing and nature.
      He is survived by two daughters, Major Laura Larson of the U.S. Air Force, Beavercreek, Ohio and Mia (Thomas) Harrigan of Traverse City; three granddaughters, Bethany, Jessica and Kristen; three brothers, Kenneth James (Toni) Larson of Fife Lake, Harry Bruce Larson of Holly and Donald Thomas (Martha) Larson of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Gail (Peter) Hutchinson and Cathy (Thomas) Skellett - all of Flint; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by a former wife, Doris (Moody) Larson; two daughters, Lisa and Lynn; one son, Larry; and a grandson, Jacob.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Dean Bailey officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, where a graveside military salute and flag presentation will be performed by the Flint VFW Post No. 822.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 or the Leukemia Society of America.
      Anna Elizabeth Michalski
      Died August 1, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Anna Elizabeth Michalski, 82, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at her home.
      Born July 16, 1918, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Anthony and Julianne (Losh) Hanko. On Feb. 3, 1940, in Angola, Ind., she married Charles S. Michalski, who preceded her in death in 1991.
      A homemaker, Anna was formerly of Milford. She enjoyed participating in her two grandchildren's activities and animals. She was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed world traveling and reading.
      She is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Michael Weeda) Michalski of Traverse City and Julianne Hastings of Philadelphia; one son, Charles (Kathy) Michalski of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Konrad Weeda of Traverse City and Larissa Michalski of Glen Ellyn, Ill.
      A gathering of family and friends will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Michalski family home, 1754 Apache Pass.
      Memorials may be directed to Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood or the Salvation Army.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Charles L. Ruggles
      Died August 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Charles L. Ruggles, 71, a resident of Birchwood Nursing Home of Traverse City, died Wednesday. He was a resident of Traverse City for the past 28 years, previously of Centerline and Bay City, where he was employed by the State of Michigan.
      Born April 19, 1929, in Hazel Park, he was the son of Beryl D. and Christina B. (Munroe) Ruggles.
      Charles served in the Korean War with the 1st Calvary Division, U.S. Army. He was in the Korean Combat Zone from July 7, 1950 to Nov. 3, 1950, where he was wounded near the Chosin Reservoir also known as "Frozen Chosin." He received the Japan Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, United Nations Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart. A participant with the VFW Post No. 2780 and the Disabled American Veterans, he was a long standing member of the VFW Post No. 485 in Bay City. Charles was an avid reader and enjoyed music, baseball and most importantly the Detroit Tigers.
      He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ruggles of Hazel Park and Margaret L. "Meg" (Leslie) Walton of Traverse City; brothers, Glenn I. (Margee) Ruggles of Union Lake and Eugene G. Ruggles of San Francisco; his uncle; many nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Mary Rancour of Bay City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Beryl D. and Christina B. Ruggles.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with Rev. Bill Haggard officiating. Military honors will be under the auspices of the VFW Post No. 2780. Visitation will be from noon Saturday at the funeral home until the time of service. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI 48307.
     
      LOIS V. BRIGHT, 71, of Maple City, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Kasson Township Cemetery. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      JANICE KANE-BULMANN, 56, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's Record Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ALICE KRUSZKA, 82, of Manistee, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at The Herbert Funeral Home, PC in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
     
      ALVINA C. MALLISON, 95, of Bear Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility. A retired school teacher, she was born July 31, 1905, in Pleasanton Township.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasanton Township Cemetery.
     
      C. HARLAN NIESEN, 80, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born July 15, 1920, in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Manistee. Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, PC in Manistee.
     
      WILLIAM LAURANCE SHAFFNER, JR., 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday with the time to be announced. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
      Patricia 'Patsy' Elaine Allen
      Died July 28, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Patricia "Patsy" Elaine Allen, 74, of Traverse City, died Friday, July 28, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 28, 1926, in Cadillac, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Crandell) Frazee. On Aug. 4, 1943, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she married Elmer Allen, who survives.
      A lifelong resident of Traverse City, Patsy was a member of First Congregational Church. She also enjoyed square dancing and bowling.
      She is also survived by two daughters, Teri (Lanney) Passmore of Durand and Mary (James) Bradford of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one son, James Allen of Traverse City; former daughter-in-law, Dianne Allen of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Edwin (Joanne) O'Connor of Norfolk, Va., Laurie Howard of Interlochen, Gary (Jenny) O'Connor of Traverse City, Randy (Tracey) O'Connor of Traverse City, Shannon (Shawn) Lichty of Traverse City and Tricia Allen of Traverse City; and nine great-grandchildren, Dawn and Nancy O'Connor of Norfolk, Va., Bryan and Danna Howard of Atlanta, Mich., and Misty Mackey, Amanda, Chloe and Emma Lichty and Ben O'Connor - all of Traverse City.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      Mildred M. Hoffman
      Died August 4, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mildred M. Hoffman, 71, of Traverse City, died Friday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born May 3, 1929, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Vern and Helen (Bergin) Austin. On April 17, 1968, in Detroit, she married James E. Hoffman.
      Mildred had made her home in Novi prior to moving to Traverse City three years ago. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Northville, where she also was employed as the religious education secretary prior to her retirement.
      Survivors include three daughters, Joann (Dan) Wendels of Traverse City, Karen (Barry) Casler of Lansing and Colleen (Kelly) Kroupa of Cedar; seven grandchildren; and her brothers and sister, Ralph Austin of Garden City, Margaret (William) Albrecht of Dearborn and Robert (Nancy) Austin of West Bloomfield.
      She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bruce Humphrey in 1964 and by her second husband, James, in 1999.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 770 Thayer Blvd., Northville with the Rev. Father Ernest Porcari serving as celebrant. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Linwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township, Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Willie Lynn Phillips
      Died August 1, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Willie Lynn Phillips, 47, of Kingsley, died Tuesday.
      Born June 27, 1953, in Lansing, he was the son of William E. and Pauline (Godfrey) Phillips.
      A resident of the area for most of his life, Willie enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was an accomplished guitar player.
      Survivors include his wife, Elsie of Kingsley; three children, Sandra (Mathew) Hosler of Kingsley, Rebecca (Terry) Loveland of Interlochen, and Christina (Ben) Bearden of Kingsley; eight brothers and sisters, Ralph (Linda) Phillips of Ohio, Phyllis (Gardner) Bittle of Arkansas, Patricia (Keith) Wooster of Interlochen, Delores Jackomino of West Virginia, Kay (Rodney) Wilber of Eaton Rapids, Rosalie (Bob) Coryell of Lansing, Gloria (Kenneth) Profitt of Arizona, and Pauline (Thomas) Heniser of East Lansing; and three granddaughters, Elsie, Vivian, and Lillian Hosler.
      Willie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday; Pastor Bruce Sheets will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
     
      Keith R. Playter
      Died August 2, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Keith R. Playter, 62, of Kingsley, died Wednesday.
      Born May 5, 1938, he was the son of Kyler Steven and Doris Fay (Zimmerman) Playter. On Sept. 28, 1985, in Traverse City, he married the former Martha Bohaboy.
      Keith was employed as a sales person and formerly a truck driver for Kirchman Brothers. He was a member of the Northwest Michigan Engine and Thresher Club, Inc. and he enjoyed woodworking, singing and playing the organ.
      He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Kingsley; six children, Anthony Erickson of Kingsley, Katherine Ann (David) Lyon of Kewadin, Jacklyn (Gary) Taft of Iowa, Penny Marie (Robert) Graham of Grawn, Larry Erickson, Jr. of Kingsley and Charmain (Glen) Botma of Grant; 20 grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Kathy) Playter of Ludington.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandchildren, Paul and Terri Erickson.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. John Evans officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Lupus Foundation.
     
      Carolyn Kate Prince
      Died August 3, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Carolyn Kate Prince, 8, of Suttons Bay, went to be with Jesus, Thursday, Aug. 3.
      Although she was with us for only a short time, she will be remembered for her sweet smile and letting her light shine for Jesus.
      Surviving are her parents, Rev. Donald and Cindy Prince; brothers and sister, Daniel, David, Kristin and Dwight; grandparents, Don and Becky Prince, Jarvis and Kathryn Overbeek and Marlene VanHouten. She is also survived by her great-grandparents, Jennie Prince and Elizabeth Mosley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alan and Carolyn VanHouten.
      Relatives and friends may meet the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Matthysse & Kuiper Funeral Home, 6850 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Lakeshore Baptist Church, 13664 Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven. Interment will be in Allendale Cemetery.
      Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Suttons Bay Bible Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 526, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
     
      WILLIAM 'VIC' ZWIEFKA, 67, of Manistee, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born May 26, 1933, in Oak Hill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
      Lois V. Bright
      Died August 4, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Lois V. Bright, 71, of Maple City, died Friday at home.
      Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Carrollton, Ill., she was the daughter of Walter and Beulah (Reynolds) Bushnell. On Dec. 17, 1955, in Carrollton, Ill., she married Wayne L. "Pete" Bright, Sr., who survives.
      She is also survived by a son, Wayne Lee (Ava) Bright, Jr. of Maple City; daughters, Diane (Bob) Cox of Empire, Birdie "Brenda" (Scot) Schweikart of Maple City and Lisa (Dean) Lillie of Maple City; a brother, Paul (Phyllis) Bushnell of Carrollton, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Jason, Jacquelyn and Jeffery Bright, Erin and Michael Cox, Haley Lillie and Nicholas and Hannah Schweikart; and one great-grandchild, Christian Mathew Abeyta.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carl Bushnell; and three sisters, Vivian Hodgerson, Frances Frech and Mae Chapman.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Wendell Temple officiating. Burial will be in East Kasson Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Cedar-Maple City Lions Club.
     
      Janice Kane Bulmann
      Died August 3, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Janice Kane Bulmann, 56, of Traverse City, died Thursday surrounded by her family.
      Jan was born on April 8, 1944, in Dearborn to John and Adelyne Mitchell, who survive.
      Jan was a graduate of Wayne State University. She was a Detroit police officer where she met her husband, best friend and lifetime companion, Det. Sgt. Milton Bulmann, who survives. Together, Milt and Jan moved to Traverse City in 1975. An entrepreneur, Jan owned and operated the Oasis Red Bull, Pig's Tie Diner, and later, the Traverse City and Interlochen Plaza Laundries.
      Jan was most proud of her children, Jennifer, a doctor of Optometry in Birmingham, Ala., Mitchell, an Air Force Captain and F-16 fighter pilot, and Kevin, a business student currently attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
      In addition to her parents, husband and children, Jan is survived by two sisters, Heather of Harrisville and Robin of Dearborn.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Frienda may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be at noon Tuesday in Boyne City.
      Jan was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Jan Bulmann Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund will be used for Christian youth scholarships and activities. Donations should be sent to Jan Bulmann Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 1003 S. Maple, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Wayne J. Chippewa, Sr.
      Died August 5, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Wayne J. Chippewa, Sr., 58, of Suttons Bay, died Saturday at home.
      Born Sept. 30, 1942, in Peshawbestown, he was the son of Daniel and Eliza (Raphael) Chippewa.
      Wayne attended Suttons Bay schools and joined the U.S. Army in the early 1960s. He then worked out west as a crop harvester. In December 1999, he returned to the Suttons Bay area. He was a member of Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church.
      He is survived by the five Chippewa children, Wayne Jr. of Peshawbestown, Yolanda of Peshawbestown, Yvonne of Waterbury, Conn., Lela of Peshawbestown and Leona of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Louise La Croix and Evelyn Felice - both of Peshawbestown; four brothers, Albert, Venward, Gordon - all of Peshawbestown and Russell of Nashville, Tenn.; and ten grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by two grandson twins, Michael and Joseph; two sisters, Mabel and Irene; and three brothers, Daniel, Philip and Ernest.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown with Rev. Andrew G. Buvala serving as celebrant. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Monday and all day Tuesday at the church, where wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Mary R. Fedele
      Died August 4, 2000
      HERMITAGE, Pa. - Mary R. Fedele, 87, of Hermitage, Pa., died Friday at Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa.
      Born March 8, 1913, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Nicholas and Nicoletta (DeMarino) Nicastro. She married Andrew Fedele, who preceded her in death.
      Mary was the owner and operator of Marie's Beauty Salon for 40 years. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Rosary Confraternity and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Seton 306.
      She is survived by a son, Dennis (Madeline) Fedele of Warren, Ohio; a daughter, Jane (Frank) Hayes of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren, Dennis Jr., John, Andrew, Andy and Jessica; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, Pa., where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John WWIII Home, 2250 Shenango Freeway, Hermitage, Pa. 16148.
      Martha Jean Flynn
      Died August 1, 2000
      FENNVILLE - Martha Jean Flynn, of Fennville, died Tuesday at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
      She was born July 24, 1929, in Traverse City, Mich., the daughter of Charles E. "Chick" and Margaret (Wheelock) Rennie.
      Martha received her BA in fine arts from the University of Michigan and her MA in elementary education from Western Michigan University. She was an artist and presented her paintings, primarily oils and watercolors, in regional exhibitions. She was active in the Kalamazoo Arts Center for many years.
      She was preceded in death by a brother, John Rennie, formerly of Traverse City.
      Martha was united into marriage with L. Martin Flynn, who survives. Also surviving are seven children, William F. (Debbie) Flynn of Mequon, Wis., M. Bradley (Mary Barr) Flynn of Rockville, Md., Peter D. Flynn of Portage, Thomas J. Flynn of Albuquerque, NM, Andrew M. Flynn of Austin, Texas, Patrick J. (Laurie Starr) Flynn of Columbus, Ohio and Margaret J. (Vishnu Ranganathan) Flynn of Arlington, Va.; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Halcyon Nelson of Traverse City, Mich.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Betzler Funeral Home in Kalamazoo. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date. Food and fellowship will be shared following the service at Pine West Banquet Center.
      Memorials may be made to American Red Cross.
     
      Thelma May Gray
      Died December 19, 1999
      Come celebrate the life of Thelma May Gray, who passed away Dec. 19, 1999. A memorial service will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Senior Center, 801 East Front Street, Traverse City. The Kitchen Band will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. and refreshments and remembrances will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.
      William Laurance Shaffner, Jr.
      Died August 3, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - William Laurance Shaffner, Jr., 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday.
      Born March 14, 1916, in Evansville, Ill., he was the son of William L. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Shaffner. On April 16, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, he married the former Charlotte Penoyar.
      William had been a resident of the Traverse City area since 1963. He was self employed as a cartographer and publisher, having published Traverse City and surrounding lake maps. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2780, Elks Lodge and Eagles. He was also a life member of the American Legion.
      He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Traverse City; son, David Shaffner of Traverse City; and a brother, Robert (Ida Lee) Shaffner of Camen.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Laurance Shaffner, III; and a brother, John Shaffner.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Ted Smith officiating. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to VFW Post No. 2780.
     
     
      DOROTHY BAUER, 90, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
      The Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
     
      VICKERS C. HANSEN, M.D., 63, of Manistee, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, as a result of a boating accident in Portage Lake, Manistee County. He was born July 28, 1937, in Manistee.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church-UCC in Manistee. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      ARI NOAM PORAT, 21, of Glendale, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
      Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport. Local arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      ALLAN E. SHILEY, 71, of Northport, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at his home. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport.
     
      ELEANOR R. STEVENS, 82, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born April 15, 1918, in Detroit.
      Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
     
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      Mamie B. Anderson
      Died August 7, 2000
      MANISTEE - Mamie B. Anderson, 83, of Manistee, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 7, 2000.
      She was born August 12, 1916, in Bear Lake Township, Manistee County, Michigan, the daughter of Walter E. and Edith (Weir) Bradford. She married Frank C. Anderson on March 27, 1937, in Manistee. He preceded her in death on September 4, 1975.
      Mamie had been a clerk for the WPA. She had worked for various canning plants and was retired from the Glen of Michigan in Manistee.
      Mamie attended the Manistee Assembly of God Church. Her hobbies included singing, sewing, reading, writing poems and doing crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      She is survived by: her children, Frank W. (Nipper) Anderson of Manistee, Sherry E. Anderson of Ludington, Alan and Roberta Anderson of Bear Lake, Carol K. Anderson and Ellen and Roger Holm of Manistee; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in law, Floyd Bradford of Manistee, Irving and Dolores Bradford of Onekama, Lyle and Marinanne Bradford of Grawn, and Mrs. Wayne Bradford of Manistee; sisters, Lenore Silk of Whitehall and Edith and Robert Medford of Oregon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Averil Harmon, Roy and Dorothy Anderson - all of Ludington; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by: her parents; two grandsons, Alan and Jay; one great-grandson, Kyle; brothers, Walter, Orville, and Wayne Bradford; and sisters, Agnes Bentoske, Floris Jepsen, Lois Johnson, and Dorothy Migliazzo.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at the Manistee Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Brown and the Rev. John Christensen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Brown Township.
      The family will be at the Johnson Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
      The family suggests that those wishing to remember Mamie consider a gift to the Manistee County Library.
      The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      Wayne J. Chippewa Sr.
      Died August 5, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Wayne J. Chippewa Sr., 58, of Suttons Bay, died Saturday at home.
      Born Sept. 30, 1942, in Peshawbestown, he was the son of Daniel and Eliza (Raphael) Chippewa.
      Wayne attended Suttons Bay schools and joined the U.S. Army in the early 1960s. He then worked out West as a crop harvester. In December 1999, he returned to the Suttons Bay area. Wayne was a member of Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church.
      He is survived by the five Chippewa children, Wayne Jr. of Peshawbestown, Yolanda of Peshawbestown, Yvonne of Waterbury, Conn., Lela of Peshawbestown, and Leona of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Louise La Croix and Evelyn Felice - both of Peshawbestown; four brothers, Albert, Venward, and Gordon - all of Peshawbestown, and Russell of Nashville, Tenn.; and 10 grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Michael and Joseph; three sisters, Mabel, Irene, and Violet; and three brothers, Daniel, Philip, and Ernest.
      Friends may call all day today at Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown where wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala serving as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Clare Craker
      Died August 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Clare Craker of Traverse City died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Clare was born on Beaver Island on Oct. 5, 1913, the son of George and Anna (Baxter) Craker. He grew up in Omena and graduated from Northport High School in 1930. Clare served in a U.S. Army ordnance company during World War II in France and Germany. He married Mary Scott in Northport in 1937. They had two children, Alan (Lisa) Craker of Traverse City and Ann (Frank) Abrahams of Grand Rapids, who survive. Mary preceded Clare in death and in 1984 he married Florence Cuddington who also survives. Clare belonged to the local Masonic Lodge No. 222 and the Elks Lodge No. 323. Also surviving are his sisters, Betty Armstrong, Theta Fouts, and Kay Denny; his brothers, Claude, Edward, and Robert; and his grandson, Jeremy Abrahams.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Homer Nye will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Omena Presbyterian Church.
     
      Baby Christian Berk-Lee Gustafson
      Died August 6, 2000
      BUCKLEY - Baby Christian Berk-Lee Gustafson, son of Richard L. and Stephanie M. (Emery) Gustafson of Buckley, was stillborn on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Ruth M. Bassler of Pennsylvania and Rod and Margaret Shamel of Buckley; great-grandparents, Wayne and Mabel Goodling of Pennsylvania and Roberta Luchembill of Buckley; and uncles, Matt Gustafson and Chris Burns - both of Buckley and Chuck Emery of Bellaire.
      Baby Christian was preceded in death by a grandparent, George E. Emery, and grandparents, George and Merian Emery.
      Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; Pastor Ron Folkersma will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Women's Resource Center.
      Burial will take place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
     
      Michael W. 'Mike' Lloyd
      Died August 5, 2000
      GRAWN - Michael W. "Mike" Lloyd, 36, of Grawn, died Saturday at his home.
      Mike was a lifelong resident of the area. He worked at Cherryland Heating and Cooling and he had also worked as a driver for Ward Eaton Towing.
      He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Traverse City Eagles Club.
      Mike loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening.
      He was born Aug. 13, 1963, in Traverse City to Michael W. and Charlene (Lappo) Lloyd.
      Surviving are his two children, Katie and Michael "Mickey" Lloyd, both of Kingsley; his mother, Charlene Lloyd of Traverse City; his sister, Natalie (Jeff) Ewing of Traverse City; his maternal grandmother, Margaret (Walter) Blue of Traverse City; his paternal grandmother, Esther Lloyd of Traverse City; his former wife, Cecilia Lloyd of Buckley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Mike was preceded in death by his father, Michael W., in 1965, and his grandfathers.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Donald Engebretson will officiate.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
      Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be given to the Michael W. Lloyd Memorial Fund.
      Duane Gordon Mehl
      Died August 4, 2000
      LADY LAKE, Fla. - Duane Gordon Mehl, 65, of Lake Lake, formerly of Traverse City, died Friday.
      Duane was born in Big Rapids, Mich. He served with the Traverse City Fire Department for 27 years and retired as fire chief. He then served as fire chief of Winter Park and Lake Mary. A member of the Lutheran Church, Duane moved to Lady Lake from Sanford in 1998.
      Survivors include his wife, Loretta J. Mehl of Lady Lake; two sons, Eric S. Mehl of Houston, Texas, and Douglas K. Mehl of Traverse City, Mich.; a stepson, Peter Belanger of Oakland, Calif., a sister, Frances J. Buck of Pentwater, Mich.; a brother, Larry A. Mehl of Manitowoc, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.
      Arrangements are by Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake.
      Eva L. Robinson
      Died August 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eva L. Robinson, 80, died Sunday at her home.
      Born July 13, 1920, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Zim Florence (Brow) Plamondon.
      On July 1, 1939, she married Lawrence Robinson.
      Eva was cook at the Pinestead-Reef Restaurant and at Oleson's Foods. She lived all of her life in Traverse City. Eva enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping and loved Florida and shuffle boarding.
      Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Robinson; a son, Gary (Ann) Robinson of Traverse City; a daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Wenz of Midland; eight grandchildren, Lori Gandy of Midland, Mark (Kathleen) Wenz of Auburn, Michael Wenz of Bay City, Tandi (John) Imbs of Pleasant Ridge, Troy Robinson of Woodridge, Ill., Courtney (Jack) Clark of Fenton, Adam Wilder of Traverse City, and John Wilder of Traverse City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
      Eva was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dave, Walter and Larry Plamondon; and two sisters, Ruth Hanell and Mamie Taylor.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Barbara Hoig will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice and Palliative Care in Traverse City or Hospice of Southwest Florida in Palmetto, Fla.
     
      Dr. Richard Ellis Wunsch
      Died August 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. Richard Ellis Wunsch, 85, a retired physician specializing in internal medicine and rheumatology, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      He was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Birmingham to Edward Frank Wunsch and Marion E. (Andrews) Wunsch.
      He attended Highland Park Junior College and the University of Michigan prior to medical school.
      On June 12, 1937, he was granted a bachelor of science in medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago. Northwestern University also granted on June 14, 1941, his Doctor of Medicine degree. In 1940 he was honored by becoming a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. On July 3, 1941, he received his State of Michigan license to practice medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine certified him on March 25, 1949, and again on Oct. 16, 1974. In 1944 he received from the U.S. Army Medical School of Topical and Military Medicine their degree. From July 1940 to July 1, 1942, he was President of the staff of Harper Hospital in Detroit. He became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians on April 22, 1959, and became a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine in 1966. He was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He served on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield from Sept. 24, 1968, until March 28, 1973.
      He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and was honorably discharged as a Major. He served on the staffs of Detroit Receiving Hospital and Wayne State Medical School from 1944-1963. He was also on the staff of Jennings Hospital from 1947-1964 where he was chief of staff from 1959-1964. During that time he was also on the staffs of St. John's Hospital, Bon Secour and Cottage Hospital where he founded and ran the hypertension clinic. In 1964 he joined Munson Medical Staff, in private practice, until retiring on June 1, 1991. In 1991 he was awarded the Golden Anniversary Award for 50 years of holding a medical degree.
      He was highly active in the organization and politics of the state and local medical community. He spent 17 years serving on the board of the Michigan Society of Internal Medicine (which began in his living room) and was vice president until 1963, president in 1964. Rheumatology was also a part of his practice.
      He will be sorely missed by family and friends alike, particularly his wife of almost 28 years. He is survived by his wife Louise (Johnson) Wunsch M.D. and their son Richard Michael Wunsch. He is also survived by five children from his first marriage, Richard E. Wunsch Jr. (Donna), Ann Wakenhut (Gary), James Wunsch (Mary), John Wunsch (Laura) and Martha Wunsch (Kent Nakamoto) and their mother, Jane Isaacsen, and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
      He enjoyed bridge, sailing, skiing, tennis, swimming, loved animals and was enthusiastic about life and traveling. He visited all seven continents in the world.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with The Rev. Ted Hastings officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to Old Mission Conservancy or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
     
      GEORGE E. PERRY, 77, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ESTHER B. WAY, 76, of Harrison, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Northwoods Nursing Home in Farwell. He was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Rapid City.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     
      DR. RICHARD ELLIS WUNSCH, 85, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of service.
      Dorothy Bauer
      Died August 6, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Dorothy Bauer, 90, died Sunday. Dorothy had lived in Elk Rapids since 1998 when she moved from East Lansing. She had previously lived in the Detroit area.
      Born Jan. 8, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Deta (Ganger) Blacklaw.
      On Sept. 2, 1933, in Chicago, she married Herman Bauer who passed away Aug. 31, 1999.
      Dorothy was a former secretary at the YMCA in Chicago. She was a longtime and active member of the Monteith Presbyterian Church in Detroit. A member of DAR and PTA, she had been an active member and former leader for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.
      Survivors include a daughter, Margaret (William) White of Kewadin; a son, Charles (Lynn) Bauer of Elk Rapids; a granddaughter, Kirsten Bauer of Saline; a grandson, Maxwell Bauer of Elk Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.
      Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister and a brother.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Interment will be in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Annabelle Greer
      Died August 7, 2000
      ALMA - Annabelle Greer, 104, passed away Monday at the Michigan Masonic Home.
      A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dewey Funeral Home in Alma with Rev. Herman Yost officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A committal service will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
      Annabelle was born Feb. 18, 1896, to Charles and Margaret (Kenny) Marks in Sandusky. She married Elza W. Greer on Sept. 20, 1919, in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1962. She previously resided in Traverse City and spent the last few years at the Michigan Masonic Home in Alma. Annabelle was a life member of the OES Chapter No. 220 in Birmingham.
      Annabelle was the dear mother of Ruth Hunter of Detroit and Lois (Lloyd) Wise of Traverse City, who survive her. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Elza; four sisters; three brothers; and one daughter, Doris Jane Sweet.
      A memorial fund has been established for the Michigan Masonic Home Doig Chapel.
     
      Michael W. 'Mike' Lloyd
      Died August 5, 2000
      GRAWN - Michael W. "Mike" Lloyd, 36, of Grawn, died Saturday at his home.
      Mike was a lifelong resident of the area. He worked at Cherryland Heating and Cooling and he had also worked as a driver for Ward Eaton Towing.
      He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Traverse City Eagles Club.
      Mike loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening.
      He was born Aug. 13, 1963, in Traverse City to Michael W. and Charlene (Lappo) Lloyd.
      Surviving are his two children, Katie and Michael "Mickey" Lloyd, both of Buckley; his mother, Charlene Lloyd of Traverse City; his sister, Natalie (Jeff) Ewing of Traverse City; his maternal grandparents, Margery and Walter Blue of Traverse City; his paternal grandmother, Esther Lloyd of Traverse City; his former wife, Cecilia Lloyd of Buckley; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Mike was preceded in death by his father, Michael W., in 1965, and his grandfathers.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City; the Rev. Donald Engebretson will officiate.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
      Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be given to the Michael W. Lloyd Memorial Fund.
     
      Ari Noam Porat
      Died August 5, 2000
      GLENDALE, Wis. - Ari Noam Porat, 21, of Glendale, Wis., died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee.
      Ari was the devoted son of Avner and Rena Porat. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his kind and loving spirit, his sharp wit and sense of humor.
      Ari's favorite place was Northport, Mich. He enjoyed fishing, windsurfing, golf, chess and a love of reading.
      He is survived by his sisters, Miriam "Mimi" and Elana; treasured grandson of Grafton and Ruth Thomas of Northport, Mich.; and lovingly remembered by the Porat and Lando families of Kfar Blum and Bat Ayin, Isreal, respectively; and a grandson and nephew to many Northport Thomas'.
      Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Allan E. Shiley
      Died August 7, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Allan E. Shiley, 71, of Northport, died Monday at his home.
      Born Nov. 29, 1928, in Kalamazoo, he was the son of Charles H. and Edna M. (Stewart) Shiley. On Sept. 1, 1950, in Kalamazoo, he married the former Patricia J. Browning, who preceded him in death in October 1992.
      Allan attended Western Michigan University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the early 1950's. After his discharge he joined Western Electric of Kalamazoo and then moved to Dearborn Heights in 1957 where he joined Michigan Bell. From there he was employed by AT&T in Flint until his retirement in 1982. Allan was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
      He is survived by three children, Steven (Donna) of Jackson, Marianne (Charles) Bergeron of Clio and Michael (Ruby) of Auburn Hills; his second wife, Helen R. (Moore); five grandchildren, Shannon, Courtney, Deron and Tiffany Shiley and Allen Bergeron; seven great-grandchildren, Natasha, Caleb and Cassia French, Amber and Dravyn Shiley and Alisia and Kyle Florez; a brother, James A. (Esther) Shiley; and a sister, Janet (Kenneth) Gates.
      He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard, in World War II.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport with Rev. Andrew A. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Hospice or Bethany Lutheran Church.
     
     
      Memorial services for Helen Bates, who died April 17, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Bowers Harbor Park on Old Mission Peninsula.
     
      GLADYS M. 'DOOIE' PLUMMER, 80, of Bellaire, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born May 12, 1920.
      A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire. The family will receive friends at the time of services. Arrangements by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Edith J. Peek
      Died August 8, 2000
      LANSING - Edith J. Peek, 84, of Lansing, died Tuesday.
      Edith was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Mulliken. She resided in Lansing for 30 years. She traveled with her husband all over the world and then came back to live in Jackson for 27 years, then in Traverse City for 22 years and returned to Lansing one year ago.
      She was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a good friend to everyone she met.
      Mrs. Peek was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy; and one grandson, Jeffrey Erb.
      Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Gail; one son, Thomas (Lynn Shaw) Peek of Grand Ledge; five grandchildren, Rick (Larry) Gregerson of Medford, NJ, Meaghan Shaw-Peek of Grand Ledge, Joel Battige and James and Kevin Erb; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Erb, Jeffrey Shaw-Peek, Kelly Seagrem and Robbie Gregerson; and one brother, William (Pat) Kisor of Lansing.
      Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Bethel Baptist Church, 810 Edgemont Blvd., Lansing. There will be no visitation.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Hospice of Lansing, 6035 Executive Drive, Suite 103, Lansing.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Gorsline-Runciman Company in Lansing.
     
      George E. Perry
      Died August 8, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - George E. Perry, 77, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday.
      Born May 26, 1923, in Traverse City, he was the son of Harry and Wanda (Klechefsky) Perry. After his mother's death in 1927, he was raised by Harry and Bertha (Kelly). On June 9, 1989, in Virginia, he married the former Norma L. Mace.
      George graduated from Traverse City High School, Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He also served as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. He went on to become a teacher and a coach in Farwell, Clare, Waterford and Saginaw Valley State University. George retired from teaching and worked as an assistant coach in Virginia, retiring in 1990. He was inducted into the Michigan Coach's Hall of Fame in 1997 located at Central Michigan University. George was also an Elks member and belonged to the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
      He is survived by his wife, Norma L. Perry, of Traverse City; stepdaughter, Jill Doyle; stepsons, Jeffry and Jay Clark; four stepgrandchildren; a brother, Harold (Virginia) Perry of Manistee; and three sisters, Louise McKenzie of Sarasota, Fla., Evelyn Emling of Mt. Pleasant and Marion "Tink" (Dr. Robert) Chase of Traverse City. He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his mothers and father; and a stepson, Jack Clark.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City with Rev. Becky Chamberlain and Rev. Walter Fitton officiating.
      Flowers will be provided, please share your remembrances with Munson Hospice or a hospice of your choice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      TOIVO HERMAN JOHNSON, 91, of Kaleva, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2000, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1909, in Kaleva.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaleva. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery with military services conducted under the auspices of the Bear Creek VFW Post No. 6333. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m Sunday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      A memorial service for EDITH J. PEEK, 84, of Lansing, who died Aug. 8, will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 810 Edgemont Blvd., Lansing. A local memorial service will be held at 10:30 Sunday, Aug. 13, at First Baptist Church, 244 Washington Street, Traverse City.
     
      ROBERT EUGENE PETERSON, 67, of Manistee, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home. Robert was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and a former Manistee City Councilman.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      A memorial service for BRUCE FLOYD PRICE, 39, of Lake Leelanau, who died July 13, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      Elmer P. Kovary
      Died August 9, 2000
      SARASOTA, Fla. - Elmer P. Kovary, 80, of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday.
      Elmer was born June 13, 1920, in Detroit. In 1985 he moved to the Traverse City area.
      An owner and operator of an auto sales business, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota.
      He is survived by a son, Charles P. Kovary of Interlochen; one grandson; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Dorothy Maruska of Dearborn.
      He was preceded in death by his wife.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today at Incarnation Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th Street, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34284 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota, FL 34277-1587.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla.
      Gladys M. 'Dooie' Plummer
      Died August 9, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Gladys M. "Dooie" Plummer, 80, of Bellaire, passed away Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Dooie was born May 12, 1920, in Detroit. She and her late husband, William R. Plummer, had owned Allied Welder Corporation in Detroit. They were happily married for 54 years before his death in 1991. The Vagabond House on Torch Lake had been their home since 1971.
      Dooie touched many lives through her kindness, love and care for all. She will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.
      She is survived by a daughter, Carole Meeske and her husband John of Austin, Texas. Dooie had three grandchildren, Fred Meeske and his wife Maggie and their two children, John William, age 11 and Gabrielle Elizabeth, age 4, of Williamsburg, Derek Meeske and his wife Julie and their children Christian Bauer, age 5, John Harlen, age 3 and Hannah Elise, age 2, of Bellaire, and Ericka Ann Meeske of Austin, Texas.
      Dooie will be missed and remembered always. She will always be our angel.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire. A reception for family and friends will be held at Shanty Creek immediately following Mass.
      Memorials may be directed to Antrim County Commission on Aging, P.O. Box 614, Bellaire, MI 49615.
      Arrangements are being handled by Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Vivian D. Weiss
      Died August 8, 2000
      CLARKSTON - Mrs. Vivian D. Weiss, 82, of Clarkston, died Tuesday at Crittenton Hospital.
      Vivian was born in Gaylord on March 20, 1918, and where she resided until she was 22 years old. She moved to Cheboygan and lived there from 1940 until approximately 1964. She then moved to East Lansing where she worked for the Michigan State Police Department in Lansing as a bookkeeper for almost 20 years and retired from there. She then moved to Traverse City upon retirement and lived there until 1992. She has been residing in Clarkston since 1992. She loved oil painting, gardening and her cats.
      Mrs. Weiss is survived by her sister, Beverly Baumgras of Waterford; a brother, Leland (Dorothy) Krauss of Fowler; grandchildren, Nicole (Kevin) Delaney of Hawaii and Tonya Molag of Grand Rapids; and great-grandchildren, Chloe, Tyler, Taryn and Tess Vivian.
      She was preceded in death by her son, Lewis Weiss, in 1991.
      Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord with Rev. John Naile officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
      David Berger Topping
      Died August 6, 2000
      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - David Berger Topping, 94, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away on Sunday in St. Petersburg.
      Born in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 6, 1905, he was the son of Albert and Laura (Combs) Topping.
      Mr. Topping was employed as a fireman with the Terre Haute Fire Dept. for many years, and was a member of the Euclid Masonic Lodge No. 573. He was also a 32nd degree mason.
      He is survived by three sons, David B. Topping, Jr. of Stevensville, Robert A. Topping of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Donald Topping of Traverse City; one daughter, Laura May Topping of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      Services will be at the convenience of the family.
      Arrangements are under the direction of John S. Rhodes, Inc. Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
     
     
      ARTHUR B. ELSENHEIMER, 85, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      HELEN A. OLSEN, 78, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning, Aug. 12, 2000, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      WILLIAM L. 'BILL' PHILLIPS, 75, of Cadillac, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor.
      Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac.
     
      ALBIN ZAK, 85, of Interlochen, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at his home.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Interlochen. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Lydia Elizabeth Angus
      Died August 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lydia Elizabeth Angus, 90, of Traverse City, died Saturday.
      Born Feb. 14, 1910, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Hiram and Nellie (Douglas) Banks. On Aug. 10, 1926, in Midland, she married Donald Ray Angus, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1977.
      Formerly of Midland, Lydia moved to the Traverse City area during the past year. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and her family. She was also proud to be a "several gallon blood donor" during World War II.
      Survivors include two daughters, Barbara J. (Max) Miller of Traverse City and Eva M. Robishaw of Danville, Pa.; one son, Ralston R. (Joan) Angus of Hubbard Lake; one sister, Pearl Madden of Lansing; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her special caregiver Cindy DeNato.
      She was preceded in death by a daughter, Reah; two sons-in-law, Elmer Robishaw and Alger Frizzle; a granddaughter, Linda Frizzle; three brothers; one sister; and a stepfather, Harry Letts.
      Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home in Midland with Rev. Peter Moon of Harbor Light Christian Center in Traverse City officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Midland Memorial Gardens.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Marjorie A. Bennett
      Died July 27, 2000
      OMENA - Marjorie A. Bennett, 79, of Omena, died Thursday, July 27, at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      Born Dec. 7, 1920, in Midland, she was the daughter of William and Irene (Anger) Arndt. On Sept. 14, 1947, in Midland, she married Robert Monroe Bennett, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1998.
      Marjorie was a secretary for Dow Chemical Company in Midland and Foote & Jenks in Jackson.
      Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Kuick of Tucson, Ariz. and Carol Wigert of Grand Rapids; and ten nieces and nephews.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay with Rev. Robert McDougall officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery
      Minnie Blesma
      Died August 12, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Minnie Blesma, 89, of Elk Rapids, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      An Elk Rapids resident since 1980, moving from Ionia, Minnie was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Zaltbommel, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Roelof and Arnolda (VanOvereem) VanHattum. On June 9, 1932, in LaGrauge, Ind., she married Ralph Blesma, who preceded her in death in 1975.
      A homemaker most of her married life, Minnie had worked as an upholsterer in her younger days. She and her husband had owned and operated the Skegemog Lake Resort in Williamsburg. She enjoyed knitting mittens for the schools and caps for chemotherapy patients.
      She is survived by two sons, Jack (Rosanne) Blesma of Elk Rapids and Ralph (Barbara) Blesma of Brighton; one brother, Rudy VanHattum of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids with Rev. Sandra Murray officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.
      Evelyn Elayne Bugai
      Died August 12, 2000
      COMSTOCK PARK - Mrs. Evelyn Elayne Bugai, 74, of Comstock Park, passed away Saturday.
      Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Claude; her children, John (Wendy) Bugai, D'Anne (Richard) Marczewski, D'Arcy (Art) Menzel, Lori (Scott) Wood; grandchildren, Curtis, Tim and Andrea Bugai, Ryan and Alison Marczewski, Cameron and Shelby Menzel, Youlanda (Mark) Meyer and Nicholas and Autumn Wood; a great-grandson, Andrew; a sister, Marilyn (Royce) Buell of Traverse City; a foster sister, Chloie Meachum; and several nieces and nephews.
      Elaine was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was active as a greeter for the Friendship Committee as well as other activities within the church. She also was a longtime volunteer at God's Kitchen.
      A Mass of Christian Burial and committal service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 2510 Richmond NW, where Mrs. Bugai will lie in state one hour prior to the Mass. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary, West, 585 Stocking Ave., where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
      Memorial contributions to God's Kitchen will be appreciated.
     
      Lindy Devere Niedzielski
      Died August 10, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lindy Devere Niedzielski, 73, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 10, 1927, in Harrietta, she was the son of John "Jack" August and Edna (Porath) Niedzielski. On Nov. 8, 1968, in Traverse City, he married Charlene Miller.
      Lindy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was employed with the Michigan State Police in Rockford for eight years.
      Survivors include his wife, Charlene Niedzielski of Traverse City; sons, Craig (Aleli) Niedzielski of the Philippines and Brian Niedzielski of Chicago; a daughter, Charlyn Niedzielski of Traverse City; two stepsons, Edward and Steven and their families; three grandchildren, Lalyn, Weilana and Hanalei; a sister, Nathalene Fellows; and three brothers, Richard, Frank and Dave.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Jean Niedzielski in 1991; and two brothers, Tommy and Jackie.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Harrietta with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery, Slagle Township, Wexford County.
      The family envelopes are available at the funeral home or at the church.
      Emily E. Reaser
      Died August 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Emily E. Reaser, 83, of Traverse City, formerly of Houghton Lake and Grosse Pointe, died Friday at Bortz Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 1, 1917, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Michele and Madelina (Raviele) Bucciero. On Sept. 29, 1945, in Detroit, she married Wendall Reaser, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1998.
      Emily was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Houghton Lake.
      Survivors include one son, Robert W. (Leslie) Reaser of Grosse Pointe Woods; one daughter, Marianne (Charles) Pagel of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Paul and Mark Reaser, Scott, Daniel and Amy Pagel; and one brother, Henry Bucciero of Harper Woods.
      A committal service will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Gerrish Township Cemetery with Father Anthony Citro officiating.
      Those planning an expression of sympthay may send memorials to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.
      Arrangements are being handled by Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home in Prudenville.
     
     
     
      LLOYD W. HENDRY, 72, of Torch River, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      CHARLES H. ROBERTS, 73, of Manistee, died Friday, Aug. 11, in Manistee. He was a retired automotive industry employee.
      Visitation was held Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Onekama Village Cemetery.
     
      ELAINE F. THOMAS, 74, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      Marjorie A. Bennett
      Died July 27, 2000
      OMENA - Marjorie A. Bennett, 79, of Omena, died Thursday, July 27, at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      Born Dec. 1, 1920, in Midland, she was the daughter of William and Irene (Anger) Arndt. On Sept. 14, 1946, in Midland, she married Robert Monroe Bennett, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1998.
      Marjorie was a secretary for Dow Chemical Company in Midland and Foote & Jenks in Jackson.
      Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Kuick of Tucson, Ariz. and Carol Wigert of Grand Rapids; and ten nieces and nephews.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay with Rev. Robert McDougall officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Arthur B. Elsenheimer
      Died August 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Arthur B. Elsenheimer, 85, died Saturday at his home.
      He was born July 16, 1915, in Traverse City, the son of Jacob and Mary (Muller) Elsenheimer.
      On Dec. 2, 1939, in Lansing, he married M. Charlene Mulvaney.
      Arthur was a lifelong resident of Traverse City. He worked for Cone Drive for many years and retired in 1970. He also owned and operated Art's Rock Shop for several years. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, and founder of the Rock and Mineral Club.
      Survivors include his wife, M. Charlene of Traverse City; three sons, Arthur (Louis) Elsenheimer of Traverse City, Gerald Elsenheimer of Traverse City, Thomas Elsenheimer of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Diane (Len) Waclawski of Kalkaska and Mary Mathieu of Tucson, Ariz., 27 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers; and four sisters.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Linda Elsenheimer.
      A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church.
      Interment will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Carmelites or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Lindy Devere Niedzielski
      Died August 10, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lindy Devere Niedzielski, 73, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 10, 1927, in Harrietta, he was the son of John "Jack" August and Edna (Porath) Niedzielski. On Nov. 8, 1968, in Traverse City, he married Charlene Miller.
      Lindy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was employed with the Michigan State Police in Rockford for eight years.
      Survivors include his wife, Charlene Niedzielski of Traverse City; sons, Craig (Aleli) Niedzielski of the Philippines and Brian Niedzielski of Chicago; a daughter, Charlyn Niedzielski of Traverse City; two stepsons, Edward and Steven and their families; three grandchildren, Lalyn, Weilana and Hanalei; a sister, Nathalene Fellows; and three brothers, Richard, Frank and Dave.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Jean Niedzielski in 1991; and two brothers, Tommy and Jackie.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Harrietta with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery, Slagle Township, Wexford County.
      The family envelopes are available at the funeral home or at the church.
     
      Helen A. Olsen
      Died August 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen A. Olsen, 78, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning at her home.
      Born August 4, 1922, she was the daughter Albert and Margaret (Goodsel) Yingling of Kingsley.
      On June 30, 1956, in Walled Lake, she married Arthur J. Olsen who survives.
      She enjoyed square and round dancing, cooking and sewing and truly enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and sister.
      Helen is also survived by daughters, Carol (Hank) Krawczyk of Ludington and Gloria (Larry) Gerou of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a son, Arthur F. (Bonnie) Olsen of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Maggie, twins Katy and Sam, Ken and Susan; and one great-grandchild, Jasper; three sisters, Florence (Yeaman) Johnson of Manton, Peg (Sid) Lockhardt of Auburn Hills, and Sara Eberhardt of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and a brother, Joe (Marie) Yingling of Prudenville,.
      Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, Al and Loren Yingling and her parents.
      Services will be held at noon Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton; the Rev. Patrick Barrett will officiate.
      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 7:30 p.m.
      Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson Foundation and envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      Albin Zak
      Died August 11, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Albin Zak, 85, of Interlochen, died Friday.
      Born June 3, 1915, in Hopkins, Minn., he was the son of Adolf Zak and Josephine (Odstral) Zak. In 1946, in Massachusetts, he married the former Claire Boudreau.
      Albin served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a carpenter for Zimmerman Construction, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Interlochen VFW Post No. 7493 and he enjoyed building and repairing bicycles.
      He is survived by three sons, Albin L. (Marie) Zak of Traverse City, Paul (Jo Ellen) Zak of Lake Ann and Kenneth (Sandy) Zak of Fife Lake; two stepsons, Lairy (Jane) Gionet of Mesick and Warren Gionet of Massachusetts; two stepdaughters, Shirley (Mark) Bushnell of Massachusetts and Betsy (Douglas) Erickson of Grawn; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Claire, in 1994; grandson, David Gionet; stepson, Stephen Gionet; daughter-in-law, Donna Zak; and his in-laws, Emil and Lea Boudreau.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Interlochen. Military honors will be under the auspices of the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Disabled American Vets.
     
     
      ESTHER M. BEEBE, 94, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Chelsea. She was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Kalkaska County.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Kalkaska Church of Christ. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      WALLEN BELANGER, 73, of Traverse City, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARY HARTEKER, 97, of Wolverine, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Grayling Nursing Centre.
      Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cross in the Woods Catholic Church in Indian River. Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery in Wolverine.
     
      F. GLENN ROSENAU, 85, of Higgins Lake, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling. A retired automotive executive, he was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Detroit.
      Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Lyon Township, Higgins Lake.
      Harry Henry Buday
      Died August 14, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Harry Henry Buday, 86, died Monday.
      Born Feb. 27, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Ignitz and Ella Buday. Harry grew up in Chicago and Muskegon. As a young man, he drove a Checker cab in Chicago and had several stories about transporting mob figures. He married his wife, Evelyn Sika, in Chicago and they renewed their vows in the Catholic Church on March 3, 1977. Harry worked in sales for most of his life. He had been a resident of Interlochen since 1970.
      Survivors include a sister, Theresa (Ed) Similewicz of Santa Rosa, Calif.; six brothers, Rudy Buday of Fayetteville, N.C., Joe Buday of Warren, Art (Helen) Buday of Muskego, Tony (Helen) Buday of Traverse City, Ed (Joan) Buday of Charlevoix, and Oley Buday of Interlochen; many special nieces and nephews; and Snuffy, his cocker spaniel and faithful companion.
      Harry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Irene Kochevar; and a brother, John Buday.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grawn. Father George Beaune will serve as celebrant.
      Interment will be in Inland Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      Lloyd W. Hendry
      Died August 12, 2000
      TORCH RIVER - Lloyd W. Hendry, 72, of Torch River, died Saturday at his home.
      Born April 5, 1928, in Highland Park, he was the son of Lloyd E.W. and Lenora D. (Buckingham) Hendry.
      On April 18, 1953, he married Patricia L. Turner at Calvary United Methodist Church in Redford.
      Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Witchita and the USS Leyte from 1945-1949. He worked for the Interlake Steamship Company as a Coal Passer and Oiler on the A.B. Wolvin. Lloyd also worked with IBM and The Standard Tube Co. He worked for Massey-Ferguson for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He then completed his retirement home on Torch River and designed and built many of the furnishings. A member of the Alden United Methodist Church, Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, puttering and boating, especially in the Chain of Lakes.
      Survivors include his wife; a son, William L. (Kim) Hendry of Traverse City; a daughter, Elizabeth A. (Alfredo) Montalvo of Farmington; his mother, Lenora Cotton of Redford; two grandchildren, Adam W. and Katie M. Hendry of Traverse City; three sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Thorne of Livonia,, Audrey (Jerry) Krull of Livonia, and Jackie (Terry) Reid of Marlette; and many nieces and nephews.
      Lloyd was preceded in death by his father.
      Friends may call at the time of memorial services which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alden United Methodist Church; Pastor Richard Matson will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to Alden United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      William L. 'Bill' Phillips
      Died August 12, 2000
      CADILLAC - William L. "Bill" Phillips, of Cadillac, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Saturday following a long illness. He was 75. Son of the late Byron and Georgia (Barber) Phillips, Bill was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Saginaw, Mich., and graduated from Arthur Hill High School. Bill was a talented musician and played in name bands throughout the years. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and served his country as a bombardier in the Italian campaign.
      After the war, Bill moved to Traverse City where he was in the real estate business and owned several motels. Later, Bill and his wife moved to Cadillac.
      Bill is survived by his wife, Lois, son, Jeffery Phillips of St. Ignace, Mich., daughter, Wendy Phillips of Traverse City, Mich., grandson, Cole Phillips, and sister, Rachel McCririe of Saginaw, Mich.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Priscilla.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial will take place in Cadillac at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider the Michigan Kidney Foundation. Envelopes are available at Hitesman Funeral Home.
      Elaine F. Thomas
      Died August 13, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elaine F. Thomas, 74, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Nov. 9, 1925, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Francis P. and Frances Mae (Swaney) Weatherholt.
      On June 18, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton, she married Oscar Thomas.
      Before moving to Traverse City in 1995, Elaine was a lifelong resident of Old Mission Peninsula. She worked as a registered nurse at Munson Medical Center for 18 years. She also worked with her husband in his business, Thomas Oil Company, before retiring in 1984. Elaine was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Guild and the Catholic Daughters of America and was an honorary member of the Old Mission Woman's Club. She worked for many years on the Peninsula Township election committee.
      Survivors include her husband, Oscar, of Traverse City; two sons, Thomas (Dawn) Thomas of Traverse City and Jon (Terri) Thomas of Traverse City; four sisters, Patricia Wolf of Traverse City, Muriel Donoghue of Rochester Hills, Jean Gleason of Hart, and Joyce Culver of Houston; a brother, Philip Weatherholt of Traverse City; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Gerald.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton; the Rev. Patrick Barrett will serve as celebrant.
      Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leukemia Research.
      Frances (Finney) Thurkettle
      Died August 14, 2000
      GRANDVILLE - Frances (Finney) Thurkettle, aged 58, of Grandville, went to be with her Lord surrounded by her family Monday. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Finney. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Norman; and sons, Derek of Wyoming and Brent of Grandville. She is also survived by her sisters, Janet and John Malinowski of Sebring, Fla., and Phyllis and Gladwin Clifton of Hartland, Mich.; sister-in-law, Lucille Whitaker of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brothers-in-law, Tom and Sandy Thurkettle of Jamestown, Larry and Barb Thurkettle of Allendale, and Dave and Terri Thurkettle of Allendale; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Frances graduated from Rapid City High School with the class of 1960. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodview Christian Church with Rev. Richard Robinson officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Funeral Home in Grandville (West Building), 4235 Prairie SW. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Clearwater Cemetery in Rapid City. If you are unable to attend the service or visitation please sign the family's memory book at www.webobit.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Michigan.
      Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade
      Died August 11, 2000
      LAUREL, Md. - Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade, 71, of Laurel, died Friday at the Winchester Medical Center.
      Mrs. Wade was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Homer Augustus and Oneta Illingworth Clark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Traverse City, Mich., where she was a member of the Rebekah Circle of United Methodist Women. She attended Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.
      Mrs. Wade married Robert F. Wade on June 4, 1949, in Detroit, Mich.
      Surviving with her husband are four sons: David C. Wade of Newport News, Va., Paul W. Wade of Paris, Ky., Thomas R. Wade of Midlothian, Va., and John L. Wade of Laurel, Md. ; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mary Fran Underwood of Sun City Center, Fla.
      A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with the Reverend Dean Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Traverse City, Mich.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, in Winchester, Va., is in charge of local arrangements.
     
      ELVA MARIE BISSETT, 79, of South Boardman, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at her home. She was born May 15, 1921, in Lapeer County.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lodi Cemetery.
     
      CARL W. HAYES, 78, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanual United Methodist Church. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
     
      ADRIAN H. JONES, 77, of Benzonia; died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.
      Graveside services will be conducted at the Benzonia Township Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 19. Arrangements are being handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      CECIL A. REECE, 86, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.
      Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
     
      EVA M. SIIRTOLA, 85, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial service is being held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Wallen J. 'Wally' Belanger
      Died August 14, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wallen J. "Wally" Belanger, 73, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center after a long battle with cancer and heart problems.
      Born June 20, 1927, in Lake Leelanau, he was the son of Jerry and Philmena (LaCross) Belanger. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Lake Leelanau, he married the former AnnaMae Skeba.
      Wally served in the Army Air Force for two years from 1945 to 1947. He also served as a cook in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations with the 20th Air Forces. There he obtained a World War II Victory medal. He also served in Guam. After the war he worked as a cook on the car ferries out of Ludington. Later he worked as a journeyman plumber out of Traverse City Local No. 639 and later out of Saginaw Local No. 85. Wally was a member of the VFW Post 7731 of Lake Leelanau, having held offices of commander, quartermaster and chaplain. He was well known for his great love of flowers and his beautiful gardens.
      Wally is survived by his wife of 44 years, AnnaMae; one daughter, Gail (Mike) Glowacki; one son, Douglas Belanger; two special grandchildren, Heather and Brandon Glowacki - all of Traverse City; and four brothers, Germain (Dorothy) Belanger of Lake Leelanau, Leonard (Mary Lou) Belanger of Traverse City, Elmer (Elsie) Belanger and Joseph (Vi) Belanger - both of Muskegon.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Clara Belanger; three brothers, Robert, Abraham and Albert Belanger; and one sister, Hilda Kales.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, where a rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. William Lipscomb officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions, Carmelite Monastery, Father Fred Foundation or American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Jane Elizabeth Cromley
      Died August 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jane Elizabeth Cromley, 88, of Michigan most of her life, to include Traverse City and Williamston, died Tuesday. She also resided in Florida.
      Born Nov. 11, 1911, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Mark A. and Kathryn (Roach) Craw. She later married William Tellis Cromley, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1985.
      Jane was a graduate of Traverse City High School, Grand Rapids Junior College and Blodgett Memorial Hospital of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Michigan Nursing Association, American Red Cross, past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star No. 29 in Williamston, life member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 28 in Traverse City, a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Florida and past president and life member of the Williamston Child Study Club.
      She is survived by two sons, Michael M. (Joanne) Cromley and Patrick Demas (Nancy) Cromley - both of Michigan; one daughter, Telleene "Kate" Perkins of Traverse City; former son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth A. Perkins of Minnesota; a nephew, Nicholas Wesson Craw; as well as several nieces and nephews.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Theron Craw and Col. Demas N. Craw.
      Graveside viewing and service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Blodgett/Butterworth Healthcare Foundation, 100 Michigan Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Thomas Rixon Fennell
      Died August 12, 2000
      EMPIRE - Thomas Rixon Fennell, of Empire, formerly of Elsah, Ill. and Traverse City, Mich., died Saturday.
      Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Williamsburg, he was the son of James and Emma Jean (Munro) Fennell. On Feb. 6, 1954, in Larchmont, NY, he married the former Mary Lu Breckinridge.
      Thomas resided in Traverse City from 1929 to 1969. He was employed as a history and social studies teacher at Traverse City Junior High and Senior High from 1955 to 1960. He then moved to Elsah, Ill. where he was employed as a professor of history at Principia College from 1969 to 2000. Thomas also taught at Bradley University and as a Fulbright exchange scholar in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He was an active member of the Christian Science Church.
      Survivors include his wife, Mary Lu Fennell of Empire; two daughters, Peggy DesAutels of Tampa, Fla. and Carla Weinheimer of Mercer Island, Wash.; a sister, Vivienne Fennell Jennings of Glen Arbor; four grandchildren, Travis DesAutels, Lane DesAutels, Paige Weinheimer and Nicholas Weinheimer; a niece, Robin Reisen; and a nephew, David Smith.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Memorials may be directed to Office of Development, Principia College, Elsah, Ill. 62028.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      ALICE L. HOAG, 95, of Traverse City, died Tuesday Aug. 15, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date for friends and family. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      EMIL F. JOHNSON, 100, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Onekama. He was born July 1, 1900, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      BARBARA E. PETTIBONE, 72, of Elk Rapids, formerly of Howell, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at her home.
      The family will greet friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at MacDonald Funeral Home in Howell. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, also in Howell. Local arrangements are being handled by Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      ELIZABETH EILEEN SWARTOUT, 54, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000.
      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 are tentatively scheduled for Friday morning. A complete obituary will be in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Carl W. Hayes
      Died August 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Carl W. Hayes, 78, of Traverse City, died Tuesday.
      Born Aug. 20, 1921, he was the son of W.D. and Florence D. (Arnold) Hayes in Howe, Ind. On Oct. 13, 1946, he married Shirley Sanborn in Traverse City.
      Carl served during World War II with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. He retired from Traverse City Iron Works after 32 years. Carl was a loving, gentle caregiver to his wife, Shirley, for over 30 years. He enjoyed reading and was a good husband, father and grandpa.
      Besides his wife, Carl is survived by his five children, Geoffrey (Pam) Hayes of Grand Rapids, Mark (Cathy Vandenberg) Hayes of State College, Pa., Pat (Dan) Wozniak of Libertyville, Ill., Philip (Linda) Hayes of Buffalo, Ohio and Anne Hayes of Raleigh, NC; granddaughters, Allyson, Rachel, Jessica, Erin, Lisa and Elizabeth; grandsons, Jamie, Andy and Ben; and a sister, Ruth Bush of Sebawaing.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Traverse City with Rev. David Minger, Rev. Geoffrey Hayes and Rev. Mark Hayes officiating, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Habitat for Humanity.
      Cecil A. Reece
      Died August 15, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Cecil A. Reece, 86, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday.
      Born April 12, 1914, in Traverse City, he was the son of Bines and Emma (Forrest) Reece. On April 18, 1936, in Cadillac, he married the former Charlotte A. Gray.
      Cecil served in the U.S. Navy. He lived in the Traverse City area all of his life. He retired from Milliken's in 1971 after 38 years. Cecil was a member of Kiwanis and a former member of the Acme Fire Department and the school board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with his hands.
      He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Williamsburg; a son, Jerry A. Reece of San Diego, Calif., a daughter, Carol Jean Bowski of Traverse City; a special friend, Francis L. Warren; two grandchildren; three nephews, Norman and Robert Reece and Larry Lardie - all of Traverse City; a niece, Cindy Hood of Kingsley; and one sister-in-law.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jessie and Kenneth Reece.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Paul Pletcher officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Parkinson's.
      PHYLLIS M. DUVALL, 80, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ELIZABETH 'BETTY' HUFFMAN, 89, of Flint, formerly of Kingsley, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. She was born May 14, 1911, in Grand Rapids.
      Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swartz Funeral Home in Flint.
     
      AMELIA (EMMA) AGNES KERTES, 91, of Harrietta, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Marysville, Ill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sixteen Cemetery in Harrietta.
     
      VERNA ROSALIND WOLLER, 88, of Suttons Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
      Private family services and burial will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Northville. The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Elizabeth Eileen Swartout
      Died August 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elizabeth Eileen Swartout, 54, of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Detroit, she was the daughter of James Joseph and Ellen (Graham) Donnelly. On Aug. 24, 1963, in Wayne County, she married James John Swartout, Jr.
      Elizabeth lived in the Traverse City area most of her life. She was employed as a bartender at the Hay Loft Inn and was a terrific host at her family run cottages in the Leelanau area. She enjoyed boating, her residence on the lake and showed unconditional love and forgiving spirit to everyone, including family and friends.
      She is survived by her husband, James John Swartout, Jr.; daughter, Yvonne (Ronald) Doberstein; two sons, James John Swartout III and Gregory Keith Swartout - both of Traverse City; and grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Rheanna, Alex, Austin, Morgan, Nick and Ciara.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Donnelly; and a nephew, Kevin Donnelly.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with Father Jim Gardiner officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, designated to the Children's Retreat.
     
      STANLEY JAMES ABRAMCZYK, 45, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A military funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.
     
      ESTHER HELEN BLADZIK, 90, of Filer City, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
     
      BENJAMIN A. EYNON, 74, of Elk Rapids, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at home.
      A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Home.
     
      VIRGINIA M. GREMEL, 86, of Bear Lake, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her residence. She was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Gladwin.
      Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
     
      Alice E. Anderson
      Died August 18, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Alice E. Anderson, 80, of Frankfort, died Friday at her residence.
      Alice was born March 25, 1920, in Flint, the daughter of Ray and Julia (Fall) Schaeffer. Alice was united in marriage to Carl H. Anderson. He preceded her in death in 1992.
      Alice worked for the Frankfort Garment Factory before retiring. She was a member of the Elberta United Methodist Church and a member of the Elberta United Methodist Women. She was also a lifetime member of the Frankfort Eagles Club. She had been a lifelong resident of the Elberta and Frankfort community. Alice enjoyed knitting, sewing and spending time in her garden. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
      Alice is survived by her son, Carl R. Anderson of Cheboygan; her daughters, Julie Blood and Marjie Anderson - both of Frankfort, Betty (Richard) Scott of Haslett; her brother, Ray (Jane) Schaeffer of Wilmington, DE; and her dear cousin, Gertrude Mosler. She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Elberta United Methodist Church with Rev. Kay Coombs officiating. Inurnment will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the church or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
      Phyllis M. DuVall
      Died August 17, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Phyllis M. DuVall, 80, of Traverse City, formerly of Lake City and Grand Rapids, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Nov. 1, 1919, at home in Missaukee County, she was the daughter of Louis and Maude (Belles) Stephan. In 1940, in Lake City, she married Harley B. DuVall, who preceded her in death in 1958.
      Phyllis was a Traverse City resident for the past five weeks. She graduated from McBain High School at the age of 14. In 1952 she graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in education. She received the Master Library Science Degree from University of Michigan in 1964. Phyllis was employed as a school librarian at Flint Northwestern from 1965 until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of AAUW and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.
      She is survived by one son, Pierre (Nancy) DuVall of Scottville; one daughter, Michelle DuVall of Suttons Bay; two grandchildren, Rob Morris of Suttons Bay and Nichole Morris of Denver; and several nieces and nephews.
      Besides her first husband, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Walter Jones, four sisters and two brothers.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Pletcher officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Central Michigan University Alumni Fund or Alzheimer's Association.
      Gertrude Louise Harthun
      Died August 18, 2000
      ONEKAMA - Gertrude Louise Harthun, 98, of Onekama, formerly of Manistee, died Friday at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Born Dec. 1, 1901, in Manistee, she was the daughter of Herman and Augusta (Fredrick) Brien.
      Gertrude was a member of the Norwalk Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family.
      She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wagoner of Onekama; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her beloved cat, Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, August Harthun in 1972; her daughter, Marie Brandt; two grandchildren, Fredrick Brandt and Lynda Wagoner; and two sisters, Betty Brien and Margaret Johnson.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Norwalk Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Interment will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
     
      Daniel M. Kenel
      Died August 17, 2000
      SAGINAW - Daniel M. Kenel, of Saginaw, passed away on Thursday at the James E. Cartwright Hospice Care Center at age 81.
      Dan was born on Sept. 15, 1918, in Saginaw. He was a 1936 graduate of Saginaw High School. On Aug. 16, 1941, he married the former Ann McNeil, who survives.
      Dan served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was the president and owner of Marb and Kenel, Inc. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Model A Ford Club.
      Surviving besides his wife, Ann, are his three daughters, Judy and her husband Ken Smith of Midland, Janet and her husband Jim Schoenmeyer of Marshall and Diane and her husband Larry Truelove of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Jana Smith, Joel and Sarah Schoenmeyer and Rachel and Morgan Truelove; one sister and three brothers, Lucille Boensch, Francis, John and Jerry Kenel.
      Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Lucy Rose Kenel; and two brothers and one sister, Anton, William and Barbara Kenel.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Rev. Leonard Stunek OFM officiating. Visitation will also continue at the church from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of service.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
     
      Chase S. Osborn IV
      Died August 14, 2000
      FLINT - Chase S. Osborn IV, 60, heroic aviator, died Monday. After almost 35 years of flying, Chase Osborn made his final flight on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. He will forever be remembered as a hero for having saved the lives of his two passengers during a plane crash near Ironwood, Mich.
      Born Dec. 3, 1939, in Ann Arbor, he was the son of Chase S. Osborn, III and Cornelia (Davidson) Osborn and the great-grandson of former Michigan Governor Chase Osborn.
      Chase was a graduate of St. Clair High School and Albion College and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. It was in the Air Force that he discovered his love for aviation. He worked throughout his career in general aviation; he served as corporate jet pilot, flight instructor, charter pilot and trans-atlantic ferry pilot.
      Chase was a gentle man with great charm. There was a "special presence" about him that blessed a lasting impression on those that truly knew him. He was a loving father, grandfather and son and will be sadly missed.
      He is survived by his mother, Cornelia Osborn of Delray Beach, Fla.; brothers, Douglas and Blair Osborn of the Detroit area; son and daughter-in-law, Chase and Kimberly Osborn of Traverse City; and his adorable grandson, Chase Conner Osborn.
      A service honoring him will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor.
      Flowers may be sent to the St. Andrews Church or a memorial donation may be made to the DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.
     
     
      Gerald P. 'Gerry' Smith
      Died August 17, 2000
      ARCADIA - Gerald P. "Gerry" Smith, 66, of Arcadia, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      Gerry was born April 20, 1934, in Detroit. He was the son of Floyd and Helen (Ruthier) Smith. Gerry and Barbara Lucki were united in marriage on May 23, 1959, in Detroit.
      Gerry worked for the Betsie Valley Fitness Center. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, woodworking and landscaping. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was proud to be the grandson of Irish immigrants and being honorably discharged after serving in the U.S. Navy.
      Gerry moved to Arcadia 30 years ago to provide a better life for his family. He always put his family and friends before his needs, and because of that quality, he will always be remembered in our hearts.
      Gerry is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his sons, Ronald Smith of Detroit, Christopher (Lisa) Smith of Arcadia, Michael (Karla) Smith of Maple City, Paul Smith of Ludington and David (Julia) Smith of St. Paul, Minn.; his daughter, Jennifer Smith of Grand Rapids; his brother, Richard (Gwen) Smith of Sterling Heights; and his sister, Babs Ennest of Tampa, Fla. He was also the special grandfather of Jennifer, Amber, Ronnie, Ashley, Melissa, Marshall, Daniel and Griffin.
      A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at St. Ann's Catholic Church of Frankfort with Father James Bearss serving as celebrant. Inurnment will be in Blaine Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Graveside services for EULALEE MCKEAN, who passed away Oct. 31, 1999, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Marilla Cemetery in Marilla Township, Manistee County. A luncheon will follow the services.
     
      MARY M. 'MARTY' SMITH, 44, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at her home.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Heckman Mohnke Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mary Queen of Apostles Church in Sand Lake. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery.
     
      DOUGLAS STEWART, 82, of Rapid City, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
      Marylouise (Punky) Idema
      Died August 18, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Marylouise (Punky) Idema died at Munson Medical Center on Friday at the age of 69.
      She was born to Arthur and Louise Hurst on Aug. 26, 1930, in Grand Rapids, both of whom have preceded her in death.
      Marylouise graduated from Central High School in Grand Rapids and Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. In 1951 she married Dr. Charles James Idema, who also preceded her in death. She had been active in Suttons Bay village government for many years. She has served as village clerk, council member, village manager, and most recently as special grants coordinator.
      Surviving are her daughter, Janet (Peter) Ostrowski; sons, Bruce (Susan) and Jeff (Gloria) Idema; and granddaughters, Jill and Robin Ostrowski.
      The body has been cremated and a family remembrance service was held.
      The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Hilda Jean Peck
      Died August 18, 2000
      BENZONIA - Hilda Jean Peck, 78, of Benzonia, passed away Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 23, 1922, in Ashley, she was the daughter of Charles and Winona (Kessling) Probst.
      Hilda loved her husband, Raymond, for over 55 years. Together they moved to Benzie County in 1967 where they owned and operated Rosier's Motel and Ray's Bait & Tackle in Benzonia. Hilda was a lover of nature and formed many close ties throughout her business career. During her spare time, she enjoyed reading, taking care of flowers and completing crossword puzzles. Her family was her greatest joy and she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
      On Oct. 23, 1944, in Miami, Fla., Hilda married Raymond Peck, who survives her. She is also survived by two sons, Michael Peck of Benzonia and Terry (Joan) Peck of Benzonia; her grandchildren, Kim, Tim, Shannon, Bobbiann, Krista, Tom, Robert Charles and Raymond Joseph; her great-grandchildren, Ben, Jordan, MyKaila Jo, Levi, Tim, Shelby, James Dean, Mackenzie, Brianna-Rai, Christopher, Kyle and another on the way; one brother, Charles "Red" and Virginia Probst of Lansing; her brother-in-law, Larry and Jo Peck of Nevada; and her sister-in-law, Betty Creaser of North Carolina.
      Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Timothy Peck.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Jim Boehm officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
     
      STANLEY JAMES ABRAMCZYK, 45, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A military funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.
     
      Lenora M. Anderson
      Died August 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lenora M. Anderson, 69, of Traverse City, died Aug. 19, 2000, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Cedar, she was the daughter of Gilbert Hanson and Ruth Johnson.
      Lenora attended Trinity Lutheran Church.
      Survivors include sons, Larry (Jamel) and Lonnie (Pam) Anderson of Traverse City; a daughter, Linda (Robert) McDonald of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Autumn, Lacey, Joe, Michelle, and Jennifer; and five great-grandchildren, Daniel, Brandon, Courtney, Matthew, and Madison.
      Lenora was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call one hour prior to services which will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; the Rev. Donald Engebretsen will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grindstuen Cemetery in Cedar.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
      Ruth E. Dannecker
      Died August 18, 2000
      FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Ruth E. Dannecker, 74, of Fort Wayne and a summer resident for many years of Lake Ann, Mich., died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.
      She was born Sept. 3, 1925, in New Haven, Ind.
      Ruth retired from General Electric as an accounting clerk after 10 years of employment. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
      Survivors include her husband, Paul W. "Doc" Dannecker of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Jill E. Bueker of Fort Wayne and Beth A. Dannecker-Noe of Fort Wayne; a brother, Earl Richard "Dick" Doty of New Haven; a sister, Helen Doty of New Haven; and two grandchildren.
      Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Sue Dannecker in 1955, and her brothers, Paul and Homer Doty.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at E. Harper and Son Funeral Home, 740 IN 930 E., New Haven, IN.
      Services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Fund or St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46774.
     
      Benjamin Albert Eynon
      Died August 18, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Benjamin Albert Eynon, 74, scientist, outdoorsman, and environmental activist of Pittsburgh, Pa., Midland, Mich., and Elk Rapids, Mich., passed away at his home in Elk Rapids on August 18, 2000. A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m., at the Edward R. Grace Harbor in Elk Rapids.
      Born in Pittsburgh, September 13, 1925, Eynon grew up in the city's industrial South Side neighborhood with his father, Benjamin Franklin Eynon, his mother, Ann Dansevich Eynon, and four sisters. After graduating from Carrick High School in 1943, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, rose to the rank of Corporal, and served as a photographer in the Pacific theater.
      Returning to Pittsburgh in 1946, Eynon married Elizabeth M. Phillips of Brentwood, Pa., and attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) graduating cum laude in Chemistry. In 1954, after serving as a Junior Fellow at the Mellon Institute, he took a position as a research chemist for the Dow Corning Corporation of Midland, Michigan. Working in Research, Product Development, and Technical Service, Eynon explored elastomers and silicon-hydrocarbon catalysts, developing a range of formulations patented by the company. He maintained life-long memberships in the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
      In Midland, Eynon was a devoted father to three sons, supporting them in academics, sports, music, Boy Scouting, and outdoors activities such as hiking, fishing, and canoeing. A member of the Bay City Yacht Club, he and his sons raced their Lightning class sailboat and placed high in the 1973 and 1974 regatta seasons. President of the Unitarian Universalist Church in the early 1960s, he oversaw the church's move to its present location on Jefferson Rd.
      In 1981 Eynon retired from Dow Corning and moved to Elk Rapids, Michigan, where he married his second wife, Elsie Trerice. He led cross-country ski tours and bicycle trips in Michigan, Europe and the Rocky Mountains for the American Youth Hostels and Michigan Bicycle Touring. He served on the national AYH council, the Executive Committee of the Michigan Sierra Club, and as chair of the Sierra Club's national committee on computers and communications. Dedicating his scientific training to environmental protection, he was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Traverse Watershed Initiative, a respected board member of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and a leader in developing a water quality protection plan for the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed.
      Eynon took part in community life in other ways as well, serving as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and as a member of the Elk Rapids Planning Commission. As the Planning Commission's chair, he coordinated the writing and passage in 1994 of the village's first comprehensive Master Plan. In 1997 he took a position as the Elk Rapids Zoning Administrator, a position he held at his death. In recent years, in part through his friendship with Sharon Randolph of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, he was an active supporter of dance and the performing arts.
      Eynon is survived by his mother, his two former wives, his three sisters: (Rae Kirsch of Harrisonberg, Va.; Lee Boyd of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and Keri Eynon of Gloucester, Mass.), and his three sons: Barry Eynon, 47, of Palo Alto, Calif., Senior Statistician with Silicon Genetics, Bret Eynon, Ph.D., 45, of New York City, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching with Technology at the City University of New York (wife Sarah Williams), and Blake Eynon, 38, of Midland, Mich., Senior Control Technician with the SC Johnson Co (wife Diane). He has four grandsons: Hudson and August Williams-Eynon of Brooklyn; and Joshua and Nathaniel Eynon of Midland.
      A celebration of Eynon's life will be held Thursday, August 24, 5:30-7:00, at the westernmost pavilion of the Edward R. Grace Harbor in Elk Rapids. In case of inclement weather, services will be moved to the Elk Rapids Town Hall, at the corner of River and Spruce Streets. A memorial bench will be dedicated at a later date. Contributions in Eynon's memory can be made to the Grand Traverse Watershed Initiative, 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686.
      Douglas W. Stewart
      Died August 19, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Douglas W. Stewart, 82, of Rapid City, died Saturday,Aug, 19, 2000, in Bellaire.
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Penzion Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Rev. Richard Matson of the Alden United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
      He was born on August 25, 1917, in Mancelona, the son of Jesse and Beulah (Fleet) Stewart. On November 18, 1940, in Benton Harbor, he married Jean Kobel. He worked for GM Truck & Bus in Pontiac for 35 years. He retired as a supervisor in 1975. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building and loved his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Jean Stewart of Rapid City; two sons, Jack (Judy) Stewart of Rapid City and Russell (Joyce) Stewart of Clarkston and Rapid City; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
      The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Memorials may be given to American Parkinson's Disease Association, Suite 4B, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.
     
      KAREN M. CHRISTENSEN, 84, of Keystone Heights, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, following a brief illness at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Detroit.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park of the Palms Chapel in Keystone Heights. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.
     
      CLAUDE HALSTEAD JR., 82, of Grayling, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling. A retired tank mechanic supervisor, he was born June 4, 1918, in Wellston.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today 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 Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      ESTHER L. MILES, 69, of Kalkaska, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Kalkaska.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
      JAMES E. SETTERBO, 74, of Frankfort, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at The Maples Benzie County Medical Care Facility in Frankfort. James was a retired seaman. A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are pending at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      Dorothy J. Conant
      Died August 20, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - Dorothy J. Conant, 83, of Central Lake, died Sunday, August 20, 2000, at Eastport Village Tendercare.
      Dorothy was born February 16, 1917, in Barker Creek, the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Arnold) Dockery
      She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1934. On November 6, 1935, in Barker Creek, she married Carl E. Conant. They moved to Central Lake Twp. where they farmed and provided Family Farm Vacations for out-of-town families. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire, an Antrim County 4H Leader and Secretary of the Antrim County Farm Bureau for many years.
      Surviving are her husband Carl; three children, Carolyn (Joseph) Juracko of Central Lake, Michael (Lynda) Conant of Central Lake, and Sharon (Jack) Snyder of East Jordan; one sister, Lorene (Raymond) Sedlacek of Kingsley; seven grandchildren, Joe Juracko, Carmen Hartwig, Stacey Conant, Michael Ann Chellis, Rick Ernst, and Angie and Jennie Snyder; two great-grandchildren, Emilee Marie Ernst and Amber Marie Juracko; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Patricia.
      A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire, Fr. Arockiasamy Arulandu will serve as Celebrant. Interment will be in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Twp. A Wake service will be held today at 8 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes where the family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Lake Twp. Library or the Torch Bay Ambulance.
     
      JULIA A. LOBER, 58, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DONNA J. MCCULLICK, 61, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Dec. 13, 1938, in Marietta, Ohio.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at New Life Assembly in Kalkaska. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Donna Marie Hendershott
      Died August 21, 2000
      BEULAH - Donna Marie Hendershott, 63, of Beulah, died Monday at her residence.
      Donna was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Pontiac, the daughter of William and Charlotte (Beaton) Knop.
      Donna was a graduate of Walled Lake High School, Class of 1954, and had helped with the Frankfort Meals on Wheels program during the early to mid 1980's. A member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Beulah, she enjoyed reading, playing card games, bird watching, and most of all, tending to her many vegetable gardens.
      Donna is survived by two sons, Patrick (Barbara) Tewart of Traverse City and Kevin Tewart of San Markos, Texas; her very close and dear friend, Verna Jones-Maddox of Beulah; her brothers and sisters, Louise, Leona, Adeline, Wilma, Geraldine, Ralph, Fred, Lyman and Herb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hendershott, in 1985; and two brothers.
      Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah with Elder Larry Willis officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Benzie County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      James Engvald
      Setterbo
      August 21, 2000
      FRANKFORT - James Engvald Setterbo, 74, of Frankfort, died Monday at The Maples - Benzie County Medical Care Facility in Frankfort.
      James was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Frankfort, the son of Engvald and Hilma (Widdell) Setterbo.
      A veteran of World War II, James served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1944 and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 221 in Frankfort. James had worked for the Ann Arbor Carferries, retiring in 1972.
      James is survived by his children, Mary (Fred) McPherson of Frankfort, James A. (Cindy) Setterbo of Frankfort and Mark (Lynn) Setterbo of Reedsburg, Wis.; his grandchildren, Brent, Eric and Jamie McPherson, Andy, Toni, Adam and Chad Setterbo, Greg Oakes and Arra McPherson; several great-grandchildren; one brother, William Setterbo of Frankfort; one sister, Julia Rogers of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      On Sept. 15, 1972, in Scottville, James married Lois Brendt, who preceded him in death in 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Margie Oakes in 1973; and two brothers, Lawrence Setterbo and Harold Setterbo.
      Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Crystal Lake Township Cemetery East with Rev. Richard Stieve officiating, followed by military graveside services.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Frankfort or to The Maples - Benzie County Medical Care Facility.
      The family is being served by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      Jessie E. 'Betty' Taylor
      Died August 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jessie E. 'Betty' Taylor, 82, of Traverse City and Vero Beach, Fla., died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center following cardiac arrest.
      Mrs. Taylor was born July 8, 1918, in Buffalo, NY, and lived most of her life in the northern suburbs of Detroit. She was married for over 43 years to Charles "Chuck" Taylor, who preceded her in death.
      Betty was an executive secretary for many years. After retirement she lived in Vero Beach, Fla. for the last 16 years, but spent each summer on Duck Lake close to Interlochen with her family, which she loved. She was an excellent cook, an excellent seamstress and delighted in making special quilts for her granddaughters. She enjoyed golf and bridge and was an organist and vocalist, most recently singing in the choir of her church in Vero Beach. She was also a volunteer at Munson Medical Center and at the hospital in Vero Beach.
      Betty had four sons who survive, C. Bruce Taylor of Duck Lake peninsula in Grawn, Garthwood J. Taylor of New York City, Rodger C. Taylor of Longwood, Fla. and Mark B. Taylor of Parker, Colo. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Kathryn, Hillary, Jennifer and Sydney.
      Her friends are invited to a service to celebrate her life at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at The Presbyterian Church, 1701 Westminster, Traverse City, with the Rev. Dr. Homer Nye officiating.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Interlochen Center for the Arts.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
     
      DORIS M. HILTZ, 78, of Interlochen, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Bortz Health Care. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      EDWARD N. SCHOONOVER, 67, of Grayling, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. A retired Navy chief petty officer, he was born July 2, 1933, in Hammond, Ind.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Sorenson Funeral Home in Grayling. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will beheld on Monday, Aug. 27, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.
     
      Memorial services for JESSIE E. 'BETTY' TAYLOR, 82, of Traverse City, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000. Betty passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DONALD P. VAN DE VEN, 77, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at home. He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Detroit.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Roscommon. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, Inc., in Grayling.
      Susan 'Sue' L. Eggleston
      Died August 21, 2000
      LAWTON, Okla. - Susan "Sue" L. Eggleston, 48, of Lawton, Okla., died Monday at the Comanche Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, from the Chippewa Indian United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Owen Whitepigeon and Rev. Carla Sineway officiating. Interment will take place at the Denver Township Cemetery in Isabella County.
      The family will receive friends today after 2 p.m. at the church. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Sue may consider the family. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant.
      Sue was born Oct. 23, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant to Archie Eggleston and Doris (Whitepigeon) Eggleston. She had lived in Mt. Pleasant, Traverse City and then Lawton, Okla. Sue had worked as a medical technician for Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and also the St. Joseph Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM. She was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. She loved music, playing the piano, her true love was just caring for people.
      Sue is survived by her daughter, Daphane (Martin) Melgoza of McAllen, Texas; her grandson, Martin Melgoza, Jr.; sisters, Doreen Louise Eggleston of Suttons Bay, Iva Joy (Robert) Chimoski of Suttons Bay and Marian June Whitepigeon of Lawton, Okla.
      She was preceded in death by one sister, Tina Marie Fuller.
      Please share a memory of Sue at the church or send a condolence to her family at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant.
     
      Julia A. Lober
      Died August 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Julia A. Lober began her new life with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, surrounded by the love of her family after a two year battle with breast cancer.
      She is survived by her husband and soul mate, John P. Lober; daughters, Myra (Peter) Zyburt of Marquette, Virginia (James) Conricode of Bothell, Wash. and Anne (Jerry) Lafayette of Bartlett, Ill.; stepchildren, Lisa (Mark) Ashley of Petoskey and Joseph Lober of Holland. "Grandbabies" include Sarah, Samuel and Paul Zyburt, Perry and Claire Conricode, Michael and Katherine Wilson, David Lafayette and Willow Ashley. Julie is also survived by her mother, Georgia S. Adams of Ypsilanti and brothers, Charles (Mary) Adams of Charlevoix and Herbert Adams of Duluth, Ga.
      Julie had a deep love of nature and enjoyed gardening very much. She created a serene environment with her backyard garden, inviting birds with birdbaths and special garden plants. She added a waterfall to enjoy the tranquillity of water. Near the end of her life, she found her dream job at Breeze Hill Nursery in Traverse City.
      Throughout her life she helped others in unique ways from taking in a foster child to working with youth to promote their growth and development. She had kind words for acquaintances and always had a smile and encouragement for everyone. One of her greatest assets was her ability to meet life's challenges head on while encouraging others to do the same. Julie thought of others before herself and took special time for all who crossed her path.
      Julie enjoyed an interesting life and enjoyed meeting new people. She had a wide variety of friends, however, the most important things in her life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She opened her home to all family and often hosted large groups. Christmas was a special time to her and she enjoyed baking bread and special gifts for neighbors and friends.
      Among her professional experiences, Julie created Kids Carousel, a children's resale shop, where she provided a warm, caring environment for her beloved customers. One of the highlights of her life was working at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
      Julie's courage inspired all who knew her and whether known as Julie, Jules or Grammy, she will long be remembered as a special friend.
      Visitation with the family will be at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster, Traverse City, on Friday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Julie's life at her home following the service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be directed to Children and Youth Ministries at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARGARET W. BADER, 89, of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona, where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona.
     
      CARRIE M. JOHNSON, 91, of Manistee, formerly of Flushing, died Thursday, Aug. 24, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Rossell Funeral Home in Flushing. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Flushing Cemetery.
     
      ARLENE R. KNECHT, 86, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
     
      REBA M. NETZLER, 93, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      IONE DAVIS WEBER ROWE, 87, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Tendercare Traverse City. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      KENNETH M. STOCKFISCH, 30, of St. Ignace, formerly of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Ann Arbor.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
      Mary C. Abbott
      Died August 21, 2000
      STRASBURG, Pa. - Mary Colleen Abbott, of Strasburg, Pa., died Monday at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a long illness.
      A homemaker, Mrs. Abbott was a home school teacher for 16 years. She attended Taylor University and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. Mrs. Abbott was a member of NewSong Fellowship Church. She enjoyed languages, gardening, music and art. She was the granddaughter of the late Millard and Dorothy Ordway of Jackson and graduated from Traverse City High School.
      Born in Jackson, Mich., she was the daughter of Robert L. and Virginia Ordway Greaige. She was married to Dr. David A. Abbott.
      Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Ethan of Atlanta; three daughters, Courtney Brooke, married to Seth Fogie of Strasburg and Heather Abbott and Hillary Abbott - both at home; and two sisters, Pat, married to Dr. Craig Lewis of Fort Collins, Colo. and Susan, married to George Smith of Oakland, NJ.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds Funeral Home in Quarryville, Pa.
      Doris M. Hiltz
      Died August 23, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Doris M. Hiltz, 78, of Interlochen, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000.
      Born Dec. 30, 1921, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Philip and Anna (Schuler) Henneberry. On April 19, 1958, in Pontiac, she married Josiah R. Hiltz, who preceded her in death in 1989.
      Doris was employed as a sales clerk at JC Penny, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts and bowling.
      Survivors include three daughters, Sharon (Raymond) Horton of Interlochen, Jody (Daniel) Phillips of Mayfield and Tracie (Fred) Neumann of Grawn; one brother, Paul (Rosemary) Henneberry of California; one sister, Ellen Boone of Florida; and one stepson, Larry (Jan) Hiltz of Oregon. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Henneberry; a stepson, Richard Hiltz; and a granddaughter, Ashley Bott.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Mercedes B. (Beyer) Wilhelm
      Died August 23, 2000
      OAK LAWN, Ill. - Mercedes B. (Beyer) Wilhelm, 86, of Oak Lawn, Ill., died Wednesday.
      Beloved wife of 61 years to Southside Obstetrician, Emanuel C. Wilhelm, MD; loving mother of Mary Anita (James) Soyka, Rita Bergeron, John C. and Mercedes M. Wilhelm; proud grandmother of Christine (John) Bell, Catherine (Brad) Turchetta, Michael (Julie) Soyka, Danielle (Jay) Naumann, David (Lori) Bergeron and Thomas (Becky) Bergeron; and great-grandmother of 14.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, Il. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Loretto Church, where a Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
     
      EDWARD E. SCHULTZ, 67, of Bendon, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Arlene Ruth Knecht
      Died August 24, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Arlene Ruth Knecht, 86, of Kingsley, died Thursday at home surrounded by her loving family.
      Born June 12, 1914, in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of Martin F. and Clara E. (Bowen) Miller. On Dec. 23, 1935, in Grand Rapids, she married Roy C. Knecht.
      A lifelong resident of the Kingsley area, Arlene graduated from the Traverse City High School in 1931 and Traverse City County Normal in 1932. She received her teaching degree from Central Michigan University in 1962. Arlene taught for three years in the Grand Traverse County schools in one room school houses. After 26 years of teaching, she retired from the Buckley Community Schools in 1976. She was also a member of the Traverse City Seventh Day Adventist Church.
      Survivors include three sons, Gary L. (Mary Ann) Knecht of Mary Esther, Fla., Garth W. Knecht and Bruce A. (Lorelei) Knecht, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Kaye K. (William) Augustine of Kingsley and Beverly E. Goodman of Kalkaska; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy, in 1981; and two grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Arthur Covell officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Traverse City Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund.
      Ione M. Davis Weber Rowe
      Died August 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ione M. Davis Weber Rowe, 87, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday morning at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Born on April 22, 1913, to parents Richard V. and Laurabelle (McRill) Davis, in Traverse City, Ione Rowe was the youngest of six children.
      Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Gaylord Davis of Traverse City and Howard "Guy" Davis of Warren; and sisters, Dora Beck of Jackson and Ina Hartenbach and Leona Haywood of Traverse City. An infant, Woodrow Wilson Davis also preceded Mrs. Rowe.
      Ione was married to Lawrence Weber (deceased) on Nov. 24, 1931. Two sons, Robert of Muskegon and Gary Weber of Traverse City were born of that union.
      Ione later married Eugene Rowe (deceased) on Dec. 26, 1945, which resulted in two additional sons, Gerald Rowe of Linwood and Terry Rowe of Traverse City. Sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren grieve her death.
      Ione held positions at the Acme Line from 1929 to 1945, at Burwood Products from 1952 to 1979, and performed waitress duties at the Sandwich Grill, Canada's Cafe and Wolverine.
      Besides having a green thumb and being quite a cook, she enjoyed strolling in the woods, admiring the wild flowers, hunting deer in the fall and fishing in the lakes of northern Michigan during the summer months. A fractured pelvis curtailed those pastimes. She also was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and enjoyed participating in activities at the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Donations in Mrs. Rowe's name can be made to the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation or the Michigan Heart Association.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. James Gardiner serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
     
      Kenneth M. Stockfisch
      Died August 24, 2000
      ST. IGNACE - Kenneth M. Stockfisch, 30, of St. Ignace, formerly of Traverse City, died Thursday in Ann Arbor.
      Born July 28, 1970, in Traverse City, he was the son of Harold and Jane (Cook) Stockfisch. Kenneth was born and raised in Traverse City before moving to St. Ignace in 1988.
      Kenneth was employed as a radio announcer for WSOO in Sault Ste. Marie. He enjoyed playing the drums, fishing, camping, photography, computers and golf. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church of St. Ignace.
      Survivors include his parents; one brother, Brian (Mary) Stockfisch of Traverse City; one sister, Heidi Stockfisch of Sault Ste. Marie; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and cousins Jeffrey and Jonathan Stockfisch.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Michigan Transplant Society.
     
      THOMAS D. MCCARTHY, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Elk Rapids Harbor Gazebo. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangments are being handled by the Covell Cremation and Funeral Center in Bradenton, Fla.
     
      JESSIE H. POWERS, 89, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in Ocala, Fla.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Edward E. Schultz
      Died August 25, 2000
      BENDON - Edward E. Schultz, 67, of Bendon, died Friday at his home.
      Born Jan. 5, 1933, in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Emil and Mary (Seitters) Schultz. On June 4, 1986, in Manton, he married the former JoLyne Smith, who survives.
      A retired farmer, Edward was a lifelong resident of Leelanau County. He loved children, gardening, animals and he especially liked horses, which he used for farming as a young man. He was a childhood member of Keswich United Methodist Church.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Matthew Conn of Murray, Utah, Timothy (Lori) Conn of Mason and Patrick (Dianna) Conn of Lansing; seven grandchildren; a sister, Eileen (Donald) Wares of Traverse City; a brother, Richard (Ruth Ann) Schultz of Danbury, Conn.; four nieces; three nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
      He was preceded in death by his brother William Schultz and a sister Mary Louise Schultz.
      Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Lanning officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Diabetes Association or Munson Medical Center.
     
     
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      DOROTHY M. BRILL of Traverse City died in Petoskey Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000.
      Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.
     
      LORRAINE EUNICE (KNAPP) GUERNSEY, 91, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      WILLIAM J. SEYFERT, 56, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in Sault Ste. Marie.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      CHARLES WILLIAM STEVENSON, 71, of Manistee, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his residence. He was born March 2, 1929, in Portsmouth, Ohio.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      BETH S. YAPLE, 79, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
      VIOLET ETHEL BRINTNALL, 87, of Grawn, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crandle Funeral Home in Mauston, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     
      ELIZABETH BARBARA (DALZELL) BULLIS, 76, of Northport, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; at 7:30 p.m. Friday a scripture service will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Northport. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
     
      WILLIAM G. FLOOD, 60, of Buckley, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his home.
      A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      NATHANIEL KITCHEN, 20, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      JUNE L. LUNDBOM, 82, of Manistee, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Manistee Heights Care Center. She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Manistee.
      Visitation will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee with services following at 11 a.m. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      FLORENCE I. SEEKAMP, 84, of Interlochen, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Paul Oliver Extended Care in Frankfort.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      RUTH ADELINE VANSTEENIS, 84, of Lake City, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was born May 8, 1916, in Jackson.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Young Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi.
     
      SOPHIE F. VELAT, 88, of Bear Lake, died Sat. Aug. 26, 2000, in Bear Lake. A retired secretary, she was born April 4, 1912, in Chicago, Ill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bear Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bohemian Nation Cemetery in Chicago.
     
      Catherine J. 'Cacky' (Kimling) Adams
      Died August 27, 2000
      WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. - Catherine J. "Cacky" (Kimling) Adams of Whitefish Bay died peacefully with her husband and her children at her side on Sunday at the age of 50 years.
      She was the beloved wife of Michael Adams; the loving mother of Caroline and Peter; the beloved daughter of James D. Kimling of Highland Beach, Fla., and Mercedes Kimling of Traverse City, Mich.; sister of Daniel (Jeanne) Kimling, James D. (Monika) Kimling Jr., Laura (Michael) Straka, and Jane (Reginald) French; beloved daughter-in-law of Peter and Peggy Adams of Lake Forest, Ill.; and was much loved by other relatives and friends.
      Visitation will take place at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 5600 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay on Wednesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. followed by a memorial Mass at 4 p.m.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or Vitas Hospice would be appreciate.
      Arrangements are by Schmidt & Bartelt in Whitefish Bay.
     
      Leonard Joseph 'Len' Belanger
      Died August 28, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Leonard Joseph "Len" Belanger, 74, of Traverse City, died Monday, August 28, at his home, surrounded by his family.
      Born October 9, 1925, in Lake Leelanau, he was the son of Jerry and Philomena (LaCross) Belanger and had resided in this area all of his life. After attending St. Mary's School in Lake Leelanau, Len joined the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He received several decorations during his enlistment. On February 5, 1948, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, Len married the former Mary Lou Berry. A retired cherry farmer and Bricklayer, Len was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and was a 50 year member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftspersons. Len enjoyed golf, gardening and playing his harmonica. He was very proud of his French Canadian ancestry and enjoyed woodworking. His ingenuity was amazing as he could make something out of nothing. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed being involved in their lives.
      Len is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Philomena (Chic) Hanson of Traverse City, Marcia "Cheech" (David) Carney of Elk Rapids, David (Colleen "Chick") Belanger of Traverse City, Thomas Belanger and friend Joette Corsault of Traverse City, Amy (Joseph) Hubbell of Cedar, and Mary Frances "Tassie" Belanger of Traverse City; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Germain (Dorothy) Belanger of Lake Leelanau, Elmer "Skip" (Elsie) Belanger, and Joseph (Vi) Belanger, all of Muskegon; sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Belanger of Traverse City and Gerry Belanger of Lake Leelanau.
      Len was preceded in death by his father in 1978; his mother in 1931; a daughter, Lynette in 1972; and siblings, Abraham in 1930, Hilda Cales in 1947, Robert in 1979, Albert in 1999 and Wallen in 2000.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. William Lipscomb serving as Celebrant. Burial will take place in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      no date of death
      Mary Flynn Ross Griffin
      TROY - Mary Flynn Ross Griffin, 77, of Troy, formerly of Grosse Pointe and Traverse City passed away.
      She was preceded in death by John Byrne Ross and Bruce W. Griffin and son John B. Ross Jr.
      She is survived by her brother, John Flynn. She was a devoted mother of Mary Ross Osborn (John), Rita A. Quinn, Susan Anne Ross (William George), Thomas E. Ross, Kathleen Ross Larkin (James), and Sarah Ross Davis (James). She was the grandmother of Matthew Osborn (Kelly), Mark Osborn, Kate Osborn, and Brian, Kevin, Gregory, and Eileen Larkin, and Elizabeth Davis. She is also survived by one great-grandchild and six loving nieces.
      The family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks (between Maple and Big Beaver) from 6 to 8 p.m. today with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anastasia Church (John-R between Wattles and Long Lake).
      Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan or Lourdes Convalescent Home.
      Lorraine Eunice (Knapp) Guernsey
      Died August 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lorraine Guernsey passed away at Munson Medical Center late Thursday afternoon, August 24th, at the age of 91. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1908. Lorraine was the daughter of Charles Knapp and Myrtle Pieffer. Alexander, her devoted physician husband of 51 years, preceded her in death in 1989. Her loving son Charles (also a physician), daughter-in-law Patti, granddaughter Erin and grandson Christopher survive her.
      Lorraine has been a resident of Traverse City for ten years. She felt very close to the city and its people. Before Traverse City, Lorraine resided in Grosse Ile, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.
      Lorraine was very active in many groups including those affiliated with her husband's professional organizations and her son's activities. She was a long time member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, which promotes and supports higher education for women. In the past she served as a chapter president. Lorraine at the time of her death was a member of the E.H. Chapter of Traverse City.
      She was very active in her local churches including the University Church and the Bethany Union Church, both of Chicago, Illinois, as well as, the Presbyterian Church of Grosse Ile, Michigan and at the time of her death, the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City. Lorraine participated in many church sponsored activities including the Sewing Circle. She also was an enthusiastic member of her condominium association, enjoying the group's camaraderie.
      In keeping with Lorraine's wishes she has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 1st at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to either the: P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter E.H., 402 Washington Street, Traverse City, 49686 or the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      JAMES R. FENSKE, 70, of Honor, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A funeral Mass was celebrated on Aug. 23 at St. Patrick's Church at White Lake, Mich. Arrangements were handled by Elton Black and Son Funeral Home in Union Lake.
     
      BRYAN ERNEST KUKKONEN, 37, of Onekama, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at his residence. He was born Nov. 2, 1962, in Garden City.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kaleva Baptist Church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      Elizabeth Barbara Dalzell Bullis
      Died August 28, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Dalzell Bullis, 76, of Northport died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 9, 1924, in Cedar, she was the daughter of Daniel and Anastasia (Popa) Flees.
      On Aug. 13, 1941, in Northport, she married Frank William Dalzell who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1972. On Aug. 22, 1975, in Onekama, she married John Archie Bullis who preceded her in death on March 3, 1988.
      Betty worked as a housekeeper at Northport Point for more than 20 years, retiring recently due to illness. She was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Northport. She enjoyed beadwork, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. Betty loved flowers and wildlife. She was an avid tennis fan and enjoyed watching matches on television. What Betty enjoyed most was spending time with her family.
      Survivors include six children, Robert Dalzell of Northport and his fianc‚e, Diana Hobkins, William (Irene) Dalzell of Wyoming, Mich., Barbara (Arnie) Zeits of Northport, Geneva (Ken) Graham of Northport, Regina Denoyer of Northport, and Maxine (Chuck) Davis of Shepard; two brothers, Sylvester Flees of St. Louis, Mo., and Lawrence Flees of Northport; a sister, Dorothy Bussey of Northport; and six grandchildren, Robert Long, Robert Dalzell II, Jeanne (Bud) Dalzell-Wright, Frank (Jessica) Denoyer, Case Davis, and Joel Davis.
      Betty was also preceded in death by four brothers, Alex J. Flees, Daniel Flees Jr., Raymond D. Flees, and Edmund C. Flees, and her parents.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church; the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northport Rescue Squad, Mass Intentions or the charity of the donor's choice.
     
      William G. Flood
      Died August 26, 2000
      BUCKLEY - William G. Flood, 60, of Buckley, died Saturday at home.
      Born Jan 9, 1940, in Detroit, he was the son of William Allen and Florence Eleanor (Moses) Flood. On March 31, 1962, in Rochester, he married the former Martha "Marti" M. Beauchene, who survives.
      William was a 1961 graduate of Ferris State College. He was employed at General Motors Truck and Bus in Pontiac and retired Jan. 1, 1995. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2169 in Troy and the Microscopical Society of Canada. William loved gardening, woodworking and photography and he collected antique microscopes and cameras.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, William J. Flood of Auburn Hills; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Liz and Richard Hitt of Sarasota, Fla.; nieces, Kim and Jennifer Alvarado; nephew, Michael Alvarado; great-niece, Samantha Alvarado; cousins, Lawrence Flood, Charles Butler and Jean Comstock; best friend, Mac Griffin of Kitchener, Ontario; and many other loving friends.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt and uncle, Esther and Ted Flood; and his best dog, Ian.
      At Bill's request, no services are planned.
      Memorials may be directed to either Michigan Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Nathaniel F. 'Nate' Kitchen
      Died August 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Nathaniel F. "Nate" Kitchen, 20, of Traverse City, formerly of Cheboygan, died Sunday as the result of an automobile accident.
      Born Oct. 22, 1979, in Petoskey, he was the son of Frederick James Kitchen and Michelle Louise Baker.
      A graduate of Traverse City Central High School, Nate worked at Excel Auto Parts in Elk Rapids. He loved cars and enjoyed listening to all types of music and thunderstorms. He was liked by everyone and loved by many.
      Nathaniel is survived by his parents, Frederick (Jean) Kitchen of Cheboygan and Michelle (Martin) Baker of Traverse City; brother and sister, Jordan and Stacey Kitchen of Traverse City; grandparents, Paul and Patricia Munro of Traverse City and Charles Kitchen of Cheboygan; great-grandmother, Gabrielle Ingalsbe of Cheboygan; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Nate is also survived by his special friends, Jim and Darrin, and his girlfriend, Kirsten.
      He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Minnie Anne Kitchen; great-grandfather, Frederick Ingalsbe; and an uncle, Michael Munro.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Nordman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Cheboygan.
      Contributions may be made in the memory of Nathaniel to a memorial fund established in the names of his brother and sister.
      Jessie H. Powers
      Died August 26, 2000
      OCALA, Fla. - Jessie H. Powers, 89, of Ocala, Fla., died Saturday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.
      Born Dec. 24, 1910, in Lovila, Iowa, she was the daughter of H. A. and Mary Elizabeth (McMurray) Kline.
      Formerly of Traverse City, Mich., Jessie was a resident of Ocala, Fla. since 1980. While a resident of Michigan, she was employed by the State of Michigan. Jessie was a member of the College Road Baptist Church in Ocala.
      Survivors include two daughters, Shirley (Gerald, Sr.) Cook of Ocala, Fla. and Jean (Glenn) Jackson of Merritt Island, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Kline of Ocala, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; infant twins, Betty and Bob; and two sons, Edward and Richard.
      Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with her grandson, Rev. Gerald H. Cook Jr. of the Free Methodist Church of Mancelona, officiating.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Florence I. Seekamp
      Died August 28, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Florence I. Seekamp, 84, of Interlochen, died Monday at Paul Oliver Memorial Extended Care in Frankfort.
      Born Oct. 13, 1915, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Ruth (Ieler) Johnson.
      A homemaker, Florence lived in the Interlochen area since 1948, moving from Dayton, Ohio.
      Survivors include two sons, Walter "Ted" (Darlene) Seekamp of Traverse City and Daniel Seekamp of Portage; a brother, Lewis Johnson of Franklin, Ohio; two sisters, Viola (Roger) Lynn of New Lebanon, Ohio and Opal Johnson of Zenia, Ohio; four grandsons, Walter R., Christopher (Lorie), Ted (Katrina) and Max Seekamp; a granddaughter, Melinda (Duncan) McPhee; and five great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Seekamp; her parents; sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Muriel Reiley; and a brother, Robert Johnson.
      Family graveside services will be held today at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      William J. Seyfert
      Died August 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - William J. Seyfert, 56, of Traverse City, died Saturday.
      Born Oct. 8, 1943, in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of George and Mary (Reed) Seyfert. On July 3, 1971, in Greenfield Village at the Mary Martha Chapel, he married the former Susan Smith.
      William was a 1965 graduate of Penn State University. He was employed as a mechanical engineer for the U.S. government in Centerline at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command. In retirement he worked as a railroad engineer at the Clinch Park Zoo and at Munson Medical Center as a laboratory courier. He was a member of Northern Lakes Community Church, the Grand Traverse Bay Kiwanis Club, Newcomers Club, the Association of the U.S. Army; and Penn State Alumni Association.
      Survivors include his wife, Susan, of Traverse City; a son, Bradley Seyfert of Aspen, Colo.; and a daughter, Sara (Scott) Johnson of Berkley.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A service to remember and celebrate Bill will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Taylor Park at Long Lake with Pastor Mike Riggins officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to Northern Lakes Community Church Building Fund.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Leslie P. VonEberstein
      Died August 28, 200
      FRANKFORT - Leslie P. VonEberstein, 79, of Frankfort, formerly of Royal Oak, died Monday evening at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Les was born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Royal Oak, the son of Harle and Ruth (Gearing) VonEberstein. On Oct. 8, 1942, he married Virginia Wilkinson in Royal Oak. She preceded him in death in 1975. He then married Vicki Nieboer on July 11, 1977, in Royal Oak, she survives.
      Les graduated from Royal Oak High School and then from Michigan State University. He served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. Les was the owner of the VonEberstein Insurance Agency in Royal Oak for over 30 years, retiring in 1977. He then moved to Frankfort until 1986 at which time he relocated to Tucson, Ariz. where he was a trustee for the Federal Bankruptcy Court for seven years. In 1994 he again relocated to Harbor Springs and returned to Frankfort in 1997. Les held memberships in Red Run Golf Club, Crystal Downs Country Club, Oro Valley Golf Club and Pinecroft Golf Plantation.
      Survivors include his wife, Vicki; daughters, Nancy (William) Gurney of Harbor Springs, Janice (Richard) Carney of Royal Oak and Joanne VonEberstein of Royal Oak; five grandchildren; and unborn great-grandchild; and a brother, John (Gloria) VonEberstein of Royal Oak.
      Les was also preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Lowry and Georgine Laidlaw.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes with pˇm Dodge officiating. Interment will be held in Crystal Lake Township Cemetery North at a later date. Friends may meet with the family from 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home until the time of services.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either Community Living Centers, 33229 Grand River, Farmington, MI 48024 or The Maples, Wander Guard System 210 Maple, Frankfort, MI 49635.
     
     
      JESSE BAILEY, 93, of Mesick, formerly of Honor, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Leelanau Health Center. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle.
      Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      CURTIS EDWIN COIL, 82, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000. He was a retired auto body shop owner.
      A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the 7 p.m. Rosary at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Cremation will take place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A full obituary will appear in a later Record-Eagle.
     
      MAXINE ELEANOR MERONEY, 84, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000.
      Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      HELEN MAE SMITH, 72, of Manton, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Thomas D. McCarthy
      Died August 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Thomas D. McCarthy, of Traverse City, formerly of Livonia, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Thomas was the son of David and Pauline (Scott) McCarthy. On July 6, 1973, in Detroit, he married the former Betty Wrobel, who survives.
      Thomas graduated from Hillsdale College. After seven years with the New York Yankees, he pursued a successful career in the insurance business.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Elk Rapids Harbor Gazebo.
      Memorials may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society, the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.
      The family is being served by the Covell Cremation and Funeral Center in Bradenton, Fla.
     
      Elizabeth Barbara Dalzell Bullis
      Died August 28, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Dalzell Bullis, 76, of Northport died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 9, 1924, in Cedar, she was the daughter of Daniel and Anastasia (Popa) Flees.
      On Aug. 13, 1941, in Northport, she married Frank William Dalzell who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1972. On Aug. 22, 1975, in Onekama, she married John Archie Bullis who preceded her in death on March 3, 1988.
      Betty worked as a housekeeper at Northport Point for more than 20 years, retiring recently due to illness. She was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Northport. She enjoyed beadwork, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. Betty loved flowers and wildlife. She was an avid tennis fan and enjoyed watching matches on television. What Betty enjoyed most was spending time with her family.
      Survivors include six children, Robert Dalzell of Northport and his fianc‚e, Diana Hopkins, William (Irene) Dalzell of Wyoming, Mich., Barbara (Arnie) Zeits of Northport, Geneva (Ken) Graham of Northport, Regina Denoyer of Northport, and Maxine (Chuck) Davis of Shepard; two brothers, Sylvester Flees of St. Louis, Mo., and Lawrence Flees of Northport; a sister, Dorothy Bussey of Northport; and six grandchildren, Robert Long, Robert Dalzell II, Jeanne (Bud) Dalzell-Wright, Frank (Jessica) Denoyer, Case Davis, and Joel Davis.
      Betty was also preceded in death by four brothers, Alex J. Flees, Daniel Flees Jr., Raymond D. Flees, and Edmund C. Flees, and her parents.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church; the Rev. Andrew G. Buvala will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northport Rescue Squad, Mass Intentions or the charity of the donor's choice.
      William H. Grauel
      Died August 28, 2000
      LADY LAKE, Fla. - William H. Grauel, 78, well known northern Michigan banker and community activist, passed away Monday in Lady Lake, Fla. after an extended illness.
      Bill was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1922. He married Frances Malpass on June 2, 1945. They later moved to East Jordan, Mich. in 1949 where he secured a position with the State Bank of East Jordan. In 1950 he became a naturalized U.S. citizen, however always remembered with pride his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945.
      Mr. Grauel was a dedicated citizen of his community with years of service to the following boards and organizations: the East Jordan Library Board; treasurer of the East Jordan Community Chest; elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church; director of the United Way of Michigan; director of the Scenic Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America; area vice president of the United Presbyterian Men; director of the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce; director of the Charlevoix Area Hospital Board; director of the East Jordan Family Health Center; director of the Charlevoix County Library Board; chairman of Group No. 2 of the Michigan Banker's Association and for 17 years its Nominating Committee chairman; and a Paul Harris Fellow of the East Jordan Rotary Club.
      He started working at the State Bank of East Jordan in 1949 and retired as president of Northwestern State Bank in 1987. During that time the bank grew from two branches to nine.
      An avid football and hockey player in his youth, Bill became a dedicated golfer in his adult life.
      He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances; five children, Laura Hempton of Capac, Allan Grauel of Kodiak, AK, Leslie (Gary) Wilder of Munith, Lynn (Tim) Smith of Holland and Mary Frances (Rodney) Madaris of Indialantic, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Emma Grauel; his sisters, Marguerite, Mildred and Lillian; his son, William H. Grauel, Jr.; and his grandson, Jeremy Hempton.
      Memorial services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in East Jordan on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at 2 p.m.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Lake/Sumter Counties in Taveres, Fla.; the Alzheimer's Association; or the North Lake Presbyterian Church Organ Fund in Lady Lake, FL 32159.
     
      Glenn W. Plucker
      Died August 30, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Glenn W. Plucker, 80, of Williamsburg, formerly of the Panama Canal Zone, died Wednesday at home.
      Glenn was the son of Clifford and Jennie (Hanna) Plucker. On October 13, 1943, he married the former Marcella McFarren at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
      A veteran of the U.S. Army after a service of 20 years, Glenn fought in WW II and Korea. He worked for the Panama Canal Company for over 14 years, from 1961 to 1975. Glenn was a master chef with Tivoli Hotel in the Panama Canal Zone. He was the steward of many officers clubs and as part of his humanitarian role, he went to Chili in 1959 as part of the Disaster Relief team. He played Santa Claus for the children at the Catholic Children's Hospital in Bogata and transported crippled children from Panama to the United States for treatment. As a member of the Shriners, he served on many fund raising events and most recently was the president of the local Traverse City Shrine Club. One of his favorite events was when he participated in the Vidalia onion sales for the Shriners. "Glenn never met a stranger."
      Glenn is survived by his wife, Marcella; sons, Michael (Inez) Plucker of Eugene, Ore., Richard (Nancy) Plucker of Cordova, Alaska, and Timothy (Patty) Plucker of Williamsburg; daughters, Kathleen (Lester) Bernard of Belliville, Texas, and Debra (Denis) Bouchard of Traverse City; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; and sister, Dorothy.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Stephan Hanna serving as Celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Saldin Shrine Foundation for Crippled Children, Inc., 4200 Saladin Dr., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
      Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade
      Died August 11, 2000
      LAUREL, Md. - Olive Elizabeth Clark Wade, 71, of Laurel, died Friday at the Winchester Medical Center.
      Mrs. Wade was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Homer Augustus and Oneta Illingworth Clark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Traverse City, Mich., where she was a member of the Rebekah Circle of United Methodist Women. She attended Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.
      Mrs. Wade married Robert F. Wade on June 4, 1949, in Detroit, Mich.
      Surviving with her husband are four sons: David C. Wade of Newport News, Va., Paul W. Wade of Paris, Ky., Thomas R. Wade of Midlothian, Va., and John L. Wade of Laurel, Md. ; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mary Fran Underwood of Sun City Center, Fla.
      A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with the Reverend Dean Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Traverse City, Mich.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, in Winchester, Va., is in charge of local arrangements.
      Beth Sargent Yaple
      Died August 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Beth Sargent Yaple, age 79, passed away Sunday, August 27th, as an unexpected heart attack brought her peace in her struggle with cancer. Born July 2nd, 1921, in Buchanan, Michigan, Beth was the daughter of May E. Woodhams and Warren E. Sargent. Much of her childhood was spent in Kalamazoo, MI, where her father established his dental practice. Beth loved Girl Scouting, and friends from her Mariner's sailing troop in high school and from her years at Girl Scout summer camp remain close to this day. Beth always loved camping, canoeing and sailing. Creative projects she loved included wood carving, homemade Christmas cards, and numerous craft projects.
      When Beth married K. Wayne Yaple in 1945, their wedding gift was a sailboat and their honeymoon was a canoe trip. They had four children: Todd of Bear Lake (Barbara, Marty 11, Molly 8); Jill of Maple City (Chris); Mark of Wenatchee, WA (Andrea, Melissa 19, Sarah 17, Brad 10); and Doug of Seattle, WA (Deborah, Madeleine 6, Gillian 3). Beth is also survived by former husband Wayne of Manistee, best friend Ann Mapes of Traverse City, close friend of 66 years, Dorothy Servis of Missoula, MT, as well as many other dear friends.
      Beth graduated with honors from University of Michigan in 1943 and received her masters degree in 1965. She held a number of jobs in the helping professions including professional Girl Scouting, Mental Health counseling, State Hospital social work, and Disability Determination. Beth cared deeply for the people she helped, and believed in the dignity of all people. Important to Beth were her years of membership in the National Organization for Women, Girl Scouts of America, and the Ogdensburg United Methodist Church.
      All who knew Beth appreciated her incisive intelligence, her calm and measured judgment, and her wry and frequent humor. She was a great support and caring listener for all of us who loved her.
      Beth was preceded in death by her parents and older brother Donald. In keeping with Beth's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to remember and celebrate her life will be held at the Ogdensburg United Methodist Church (Old Mission, TC) on Thursday, September 14th at 11:OO am followed by a luncheon. Memorials may be made to the campership fund of the Girl Scouts of Crooked Tree, 1820 Oak Hollow Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686.