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December, 2000

Obituaries

VIRGINIA (FREELAND) DUMONT, 78, of Benzonia, died Friday, Dec. 29, 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.
     
      HAILEY D. HALL-OVERHOLT, 9, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.
      Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Hailey's Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
      A complete obituary will appear in the Monday edition of the Record-Eagle.
     
      MILTON G. HAYS, 80, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending by Reynolds-Johnkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ARTHUR A. KRAMER, SR., 94, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      JOSEPH BENJAMIN RAYMOND, 92, of Wellston, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born January 10, 1908 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Joseph and Anna (Wolfe) Raymond.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Interment will be in Wellston Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
     
      MICKEY L. SORENSON, 56, of Grayling, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. He was born on April 4, 1944, in Midland. Mickey was employed as a nurse aide and former church secretary.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling.
      Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Grayling. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
      Arrangements were made by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling.
     
      JUANITA (DRINAN) STRICKER, 87, of Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000.
      Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Anna Jane Basford
      Died December 26, 2000
      Anna J. Basford, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Lake Ann, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      She was born on March 28, 1911 in Newfield Township, the daughter of Dode and Pearl (Brickey) Homan. On April 16, 1932, in Hesperia, she married Edwin L. Basford, who preceded her in death in 1993.
      Anna was a homemaker and was employed by the Department of Mental Health for 20 years, retiring in 1972. She was a charter member of the Traverse City Presbyterian Church.
      Anna is survived by her son, Dennis (Valerie) Basford of Malibu, Calif.; her daughter, Sheila ( William) Priest of Beulah; her sister, Ethel June of Columbiaville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
      Graveside services and burial will take place at Benzonia Township Cemetery in the spring of 2001.
      Memorials may be made to the Traverse City Presbyterian Church, or the Almira Historical Society.
      Arrangements were handled by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
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      Dale B. Montgomery
      Died December 29, 2000
      MANCELONA - Dale B. Montgomery, 73, of Mancelona, died Friday at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Dale was born on May 30, 1927, in Bellaire, the son of Leo and Ruth (Wiltse) Montgomery. On August 26, 1950, in Mancelona, he married Alice Thomas. They made their home in Mancelona.
      Dale served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned and operated the State Farm insurance agency in Mancelona for 28 years, retiring in 1987. He was a longtime Mason and Shriner. Dale enjoyed riding both motorcycles and snowmobiles. Most of all, he loved his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Alice Montgomery of Mancelona; one son, Allen (Rhonda) Montgomery of Mancelona; one daughter, Jeanne (Randy) Brooks of Kalkaska; four grandchildren, Andrew Allen Montgomery of Central Lake, Ryan Allen Montgomery of Sarasota, Fla., Leighann Brooks of Kalkaska, and Alyssa J. Montgomery of Mancelona; two great-grandchildren, Paige M. Montgomery of Charlevoix and Ryan Steven Montgomery of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth R. (Gaytha) Montgomery of Boston, Mass.; one sister, Jean Applegate of Portland, Ore.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
      Dale was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Burton K. and Floyd Leo Montgomery.
      The family received friends on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona.
      Funeral services will be held today, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Pastor Mark McCool and Yousef "Yogi" Jabara, both of Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona, will officiate. Graveside services at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona will be announced in the spring.
      Memorials may be given to the charities for Polio or the Parkinson Foundation, 3990 John R St., Detroit, MI 48201-9983.
     
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      Donald M. Orr
      Died December 29, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donald M. Orr, mostly known by family and friends as "D.O.", a Traverse City resident of many years, died in Munson Medical Center of cancer after several months of protracted and heroic efforts to conquer his illness, a battle he finally lost.
      He was born on February 9, 1920, in Bay City, the son of Kenneth and Ethel (Vernier) Orr, both deceased.
      After graduating from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Don served in the armed forces from 1941 to 1945, serving in the South Pacific. He made his permanent home in Traverse City after service. He was a teacher after completing college at Central State. He was employed as an insurance agent, and was part owner of Evans & Orr Paint Shop in Traverse City.
      D.O. was a pioneer in the ski and motel business in Traverse City, developing the D. Orr House Motel and Don Orr Ski Shop, which is owned and managed by his wife, Bonnie. These efforts started more than 30 years ago.
      As far back as anyone can remember, this avid sportsman and primer sailor had the wanderlust wish to sail around the world, which he accomplished in his 70s, most of the trip acting as captain, crew member and navigator all at once. At one time, he sailed alone for 27 days without seeing another person.
      He leaves behind his wife of many years, Bonnie; children Michael of Calif., and Patrick of Illinois; step-daughter Heidi Kruse of Arizona; sister, Marilyn Damian of Dearborn; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew, and close family friend Respati Ningsih. D.O. leaves a host of hunting buddies, friends, and family, too numerous to mention.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Mari.
      The family, following D.O.'s wishes, had him cremated immediately. A memorial service will take place later this summer. His ashes will be strewn over the adjacent waters he loved and sailed for most of his adult life. His family and friends wish him a Bon Voyage, smooth sailing on his trip into Eternity.
      Memorials may be made to Munson Hospice. Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      DONALD M. ORR, 80, of Traverse City, died on Friday, December 29, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      A full obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Record-Eagle. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
     
      RALPH A. POSNIK SR., 76, of Alpena, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at Alpena General Hospital.
      Services are being handled by Bannon Funeral Home in Alpena.
     
      MARY M. SMITH SAUL, 88, of Bear Lake, died on Friday, December 29, 2000, at Manistee Heights Care Center.
      She was born on Aug. 3, 1912, in Joyfield Township of Benzie County. She was a homemaker.
      Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will take place in the spring at Bear Lake Township Cemetery.
     
      **PHOTO** Levi Charles "Lee" Edgett
      Died December 28, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Levi Charles "Lee" Edgett, 41, a lifelong resident of the Traverse City area, died on Thursday, December 28, 2000, in Traverse City.
      He was born on January 22, 1959, in Traverse City, to George S. and Ruth I. (Hodgkins) Edgett. He attended Kingsley Area Schools and Traverse City Area Public Schools and was taking computer classes at Northwestern Michigan College.
      Lee was a longtime member of Narcotics Anonymous, where he chaired many groups; and also was a member of AA. He was a very talented and creative landscaper and enjoyed being outdoors.
      He is survived by his daughter, Linnea Edgett of Melville, Mich.; his mother, Ruth I. Edgett of Traverse City; one brother, Scott Edgett of Traverse City; two sisters, Mary (John) Fraiser of Traverse City and Daisy Seaworth of Grand Rapids and her special friend Mike; a half-brother, Richard Hodgkins of Flint; one aunt, Ruby Peck; several cousins; and many close friends, including special friend, Sandy.
      He was preceded in death by his father, George, in 1981.
      A gathering to celebrate Lee's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Traverse City home of his sister, Mary, 4409 S. Manorwood.
      A memorial fund is being established to benefit his daughter, Linnea Edgett, 458 Peninsula Trail, Traverse City, MI 49686. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Irene Erber
      Died December 24, 2000
      CLEMMONS, N.C. - Irene Erber, 79, of Clemmons, N.C., and formerly of Mancelona, passed away in Denver, Colo., on December 24, 2000, after a short illness.
      Irene was born in Mancelona on July 30, 1921, to Bob and Bessie Epperson. After losing both parents early in childhood, Irene, her two sisters, Dorothy and Evelyn, and her brother, Ray, were raised by their bachelor uncle, Charles Keaton.
      After graduating from Mancelona High School in 1939, Irene worked in Flint for several years. In 1945, she returned to Mancelona to raise her two small children, Walt and Susan.
      Irene worked at the Antrim County State Savings Bank for 12 years. She and Bill Erber were married in 1955 and operated the Antrim Store and Locker Plant until Bill's untimely death in 1963.
      Irene became the Office Manager at the Antrim County Road Commission, where she worked for the last 22 years of her career.
      After retiring in 1983, Irene became a volunteer assistant in the kindergarten classroom at Mancelona Elementary School, where she enjoyed some of the most rewarding times of her life.
      Following successful cancer treatment in 1993, Irene moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., to live with her son Walt and his family. Irene then divided her time between North Carolina and her daughter Susan's home in Grand Blanc. She delighted in her seven grandchildren and traveled regularly to keep up with them.
      Irene was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy Anderson and Evelyn Coates; her brother Raymond Epperson; and her husband, William Erber.
      She is survived by her son, Walt Klein and wife Cheryl of Denver; her daughter Susan VanWormer and husband Jim of Grand Blanc; seven grandchildren, Steve VanWormer and wife Marina of Burbank, Calif., Sara Minaudo and husband Scott of Flushing, Mich., Emily VanWormer of Grand Blanc, Suzanne Klein, Melissa Bolin and husband Rick, Elizabeth Klein and Andy Klein, all of Denver; one great-grandchild, Logan James Minaudo of Flushing; one "honorary grandchild," Tiffany Hart of Mancelona; three stepgrandchildren; and six nieces and five nephews. Irene was anticipating the birth of a second great-grandchild to Melissa Bolin in May 2001.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Penzien Funeral Homes Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Mark McCool of the Antrim Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
      Contributions may be made to the Irene Erber Kids Fund at Mancelona Elementary School.
     
      Frances E. (Ranney) Shook
      Died December 29, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Frances E. (Ranney) Shook, 86, of Traverse City and formerly of Detroit, died on Friday, December 29, 2000, at the Homesteader in Benzonia.
      Mrs. Shook was born on July 7, 1914, in East Jordan. She graduated from the Little Traverse School of Nursing in 1932, and had lived in the Gaylord area in the 1930s to the mid-1940s. She then moved to Detroit, where she worked at Henry Ford Hospital as a registered nurse. In 1976, she moved to Traverse City.
      She is survived by her three children, Marilyn (Bruce) Koth of Dearborn, Marshall (Joette) Shook of Howell, and Sherry (Tom) Davy of Frankfort. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Agatha (Sandy) Matchett and Beatrice (Gerald) Boss, both of Charlevoix.
      She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George Shook, in 1989; and two brothers, Gordon and Fred Ranney.
      Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, Graveside services will be held in the spring.
      Memorials may be directed to the Osteoporosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society, through Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
      Wilson R. Thomas
      Died December 28, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wilson R. Thomas, 89, of Traverse City, died on Thursday, December 28, 2000, at his home, with his family at his side.
      He was born on Aug. 28, 1911, in McLeansboro, Ill., to William and Amanda (Spencer) Thomas.
      He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vivian Catherine (Piercy) Thomas; his five children, James (JoAnn) Thomas of Peoria, Ill., Peggy (John) Jatala of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Betty Hanners, Catherine Thomas and Rebecca (Mark) Ladley, all of Traverse City; one stepson, David (Kathleen) Birchfield of Colchester, England; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; four older sisters; and a daughter, Judith Crum.
      Private family services will be held at Old Mission Congregational Church in Traverse City, with a memorial service to be held in the spring in Illinois. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by the Smith Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Harrison, Mich.
     
      Andrew H. Veldhuis, M.D.
      Died December 27, 2000
      BEULAH - Andrew H. Veldhuis, M.D., 78, of Beulah, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Born on May 3, 1922, in Hamilton, Mich., he was the son of Charles D. and Lillian (Terkeurst) Veldhuis. He married the former Betty D. DeVries on July 22, 1948, in Holland, Mich.
      He attended Hope College in Holland, Mich., and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship. He was at Washington University for five years, where he completed his residency.
      He practiced medicine in Mount Pleasant, Mich., for 30 years and also taught as an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was very dedicated to his family and his profession.
      He is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, James D. (Laura) Veldhuis of Mount Pleasant; two daughters, Elizabeth D. Stump of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Catherine L. (Alan) Hays of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Ann Marie Stump, John A. Stump, Blake F. Veldhuis, and Blaine A. Veldhuis.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and his two brothers, Chester and Merton.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Andrew H. Veldhuis, M.D., Memorial Fund.
     
     
      JANE (McGEORGE) JOHANNING, 95, of Troy, Mich., and formerly of Northport, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
      Born on Dec. 27, 1905, in Wells County, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Flora (Cox) Stinson. She was a homemaker.
      Services will take place in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy.
     
      BERNICE O'KROY, 89, of Manistee, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. She was born on Aug. 19, 1911, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2001, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
     
      ELIZABETH "CAROL" PORTER, 40, of Mesick, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac, where services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be in Mesick Sherman Cemetery.
     
      ANDREW H. VELDHUIS, M.D., 78, of Beulah, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah, where friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
     
      EDMUND JOSEPH WASEL, 82, of Traverse City and formerly of Grand Rapids, died December 21, 2000, in Traverse City.
      He was born on September 2, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
      He was employed by Behler-Young in Grand Rapids and was transferred to Traverse City in 1972. He retired in 1984.
      Services and burial were in Grand Rapids.
     
      Rose E. Batzer
      Died December 26, 2000
      MANISTEE - Rose E. Batzer, 90, of Manistee, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      She was born August 9, 1910, in Manistee, the daughter of Martin and Lillian (Ethell) Dontz. Rose was an alumna of Merritt's School; a graduate of Manistee High School, Class of 1927; and received her Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University. She married William R. Batzer on December 21, 1936, in Manistee. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1964.
      Rose retired from Manistee Area Public Schools. She taught first grade at Madison Elementary School for many years and each year in April she would announce to her family that all of her pupils were reading at a minimum of a second-grade level. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and was a life member of Manistee Chapter No. 300, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church.
      She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Linda Batzer, Hon. James and Deborah Batzer, and Dr. Theodore and Dorothy Batzer, all of Manistee; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
      In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Woods; and her brother, Florian Dontz.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Manistee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Onekama Village Cemetery.
      The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home today, December 29, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body of Mrs. Batzer will be taken to the church Saturday morning at noon to lie in state until the time of services.
      The family suggests that those wishing to remember Rose consider a gift to either the Manistee County Historical Museum or to the West Shore Medical Center Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.
      The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      **PHOTO** Elizabeth 'Liz' Brosier
      Died December 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elizabeth "Liz" Brosier, 21, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
      She was born on July 11, 1979, in Jersey Shore, Pa., the daughter of Michael Allen and Marsha Lyn (Vukich) Frick. On July 17, 1999, in Traverse City, she married Shane Richard Brosier.
      Liz graduated from Traverse City High School in 1997, where she played flute in the marching band. She furthered her education by attending Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids. As a teen, Liz was a member of the Faith Reformed Church youth group. She enjoyed drawing, and animals, especially horses. But her greatest love was for God and for people. Liz was a loyal friend who will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
      She is survived by her husband, Shane Richard Brosier of Traverse City; her parents, Michael A. and Marsha L. Frick of Cedar; two sisters, Ruth (Andrew) Wakeman of Mount Pleasant, and Jessica Frick at home with her parents; her father- and mother-in-law, Richard A. and Sandra R. Brosier of Lake Ann; her maternal grandparents, Frank J. Vukich of Pennsylvania and Phyllis Vukich of Pennsylvania; her paternal grandparents, David and Elizabeth Frick of Mount Pleasant; Shane's grandparents, Emily T. Brosier of Lake Ann and Midland, and Donald and Barbara Owen of Midland; her sister- and brother-in-law, Katie R. (Mickey) Anderson of Texas; and her sisters-in-law, Kelli, Holly and Emily Brosier, all of Lake Ann.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Faith Reformed Church. The Rev. Charles Towersey and Dr. Nick Twomey will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Faith Reformed Church in care of the senior high youth group.
     
      Bernard J. Denoyer
      Died December 26, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Bernard J. Denoyer, 62, of Maple City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born on May 26, 1938, in rural Lake Leelanau, he was the son of Louis and Esther (Osie) Denoyer. He married the former Gail M. Miller on Sept. 21, 1969, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon. She survives him.
      Bernard lived in Lake Leelanau for 20 years and was a resident of Maple City for the past four years.
      Bernard was a painter for about 15 years. He then performed building maintenance for the Bluebird Restaurant in Leland and for the past two years had performed maintenance for Leelanau Sands Casino. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and euchre with friends on Monday evenings.
      In addition to his wife, Gail, he is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Joseph) Weatherholt of Maple City, and Michelle Denoyer of Traverse City; a grandson, Caleb Weatherholt; a granddaughter, Kori Weatherholt; three sisters, Doris Denoyer, Patricia Moshier and Marcella Denoyer, all of Traverse City; two brothers, Thomas (Georgia) Denoyer of South Lyon, and Cletus (Ann) Denoyer of Ann Arbor.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ronald and Lawrence.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. The Rev. Jerry Hunko will officiate. Interment will be in the spring at St. Paul's Cemetery, Good Harbor.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions or to the family. Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home.
     
      **Flag** Richard J. 'Si' Hebden
      Died December 27, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Richard J. "Si" Hebden, 68, of Bellaire, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, following a long, valiant fight with cancer.
      Born in Echo Township, Antrim County, on Jan. 11, 1932, he was the son of William and Clara (Weisler) Hebden. He graduated from Central Lake High School with the class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. In 1959, he moved from Detroit to Bellaire, where he worked for Lamina Bronze Inc., until his retirement in 1995. Si was a member of Grace Community Church in Central Lake.
      On June 28, 1958, in Alden, he married the former Dawn M. Harrington, who survives.
      Also surviving are his children, Jeffrey (Natalie) Hebden of Bellaire, Kim (Tony) Scuglik of Cranberry, Pa., Joe (Carrie) Hebden of Bellaire, and Kelly (Mark) Papa of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Edward Hebden of Central Lake and Charles (Sally) Hebden of Bellaire; a sister, Kathleen (Kenneth) Aenis of Central Lake; six grandchildren, Katie and Ryan Hebden, Kari, Corey and Cody Scuglik, and Alyssa Papa; and many nieces and nephews.
      Si was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Community Church, with the Rev. Estel Clark officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Dunsmore Cemetery, Echo Township.
      Memorial contributions in Si's name may be directed to Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 400, Central Lake, MI 49622; or to the Bellaire Community Fund (Athletic Complex), P.O. Box 998, Bellaire, MI 49615.
     
     
      ANNA J. BASFORD, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Lake Ann, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Graveside services and burial will take place at Benzonia Township Cemetery in the spring of 2001.
      A full obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements were handled by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      ELIZABETH BROSIER, 21, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, as the result of an auto accident.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City on Friday.
      Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City.
      A complete obituary with more visiting times will appear in the Friday edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      BERNARD J. DENOYER, 63, of Maple City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2000, at Munson HealthCare.
      Friends may call at the Martinson Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.; a Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.
      A complete obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      BEULAH M. MORRISON, 100, of Elk Rapids, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000. She was born on January 15, 1900, to William and Sarah (Brott) Myers.
      Memorial services will be held in Elk Rapids in the spring.
     
      Virginia E. Durocher
      Died December 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia E. Durocher, 86, of Traverse City, died Friday at her home.
      She was born on October 20, 1914, in Detroit, the daughter of Joseph and Edith Siska. She married William H. Durocher in Detroit, who preceded her in death in 1965.
      A resident of Traverse City since 1950, Virginia retired from Munson Medical Center and was Blair Township Clerk for 15 years. She was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star and Queen City Shrine of Traverse City.
      She is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Siska of St. Clair Shores; three nieces and two nephews.
      Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Private family burial has taken place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Unit of the American Cancer Society or The Cherryland Humane Society.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
     
      Patricia S. Kishline
      Died December 18, 2000
      BEULAH - Patricia S. Kishline, 76, of Beulah, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born on September 24, 1924, in Detroit, the daughter of Johnston and Elizabeth (Sitter) Voigt. On June 12, 1948, Patricia became the beloved wife of F. Richard Kishline in Kenosha, Wisc. They moved to Beulah in 1991.
      Patricia was a member of the First Congregational Church of Benzonia, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Benzie Area Historical Society, and Friends of Benzonia Library. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and pottery.
      Patricia is survived by her husband, F. Richard Kishline; and her son Carl (Pat) Kishline of Kent, Wash.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary, and her sister, Ruth Pettitt.
      Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the First Congregational Church of Benzonia, with Rev. Stephen Davidson officiating. Memorials may be made to the church.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
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      Raymond Ivan Nelson
      Died December 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Raymond Ivan Nelson, 75, of Traverse City, formerly of Mancelona and Kalkaska, died Wednesday at home.
      He was born on February 12, 1925, in Manton, the son of Charles R. and Alma (John) Nelson. On July 29, 1950, he married the former Helen C. Sours, who preceded him in death on January 13, 1991. On August 21, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Raymond married Patricia M. Berens, who survives.
      Raymond graduated from Mancelona High School in 1943, and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1949. Raymond was president of First of America Bank in Mancelona, retiring in 1990. He also served on the board of directors at the Antrim County State Bank. He was a life member of the VFW Post in Manton, a member of the Central Michigan Univ. Alumni Association, a member of the Michigan Bankers Association, a member of Rotary International in Kalkaska, and was an avid reader.
      He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Victoria (Robert) McLean of Kalkaska, Marcia (William) McGiness of Lake City, and Carol (Patrick) Dolan of Cadillac; four step-children, Steven Berens of Lansing, Susan (Mark) Swinford of Dayton, Ohio, Scott (Melissa) Berens of Traverse City, and Mark Berens of Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
      Raymond was preceded in death by his parents.
      A Celebration of Ray's life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Traverse City, with Revs. C. Jay Koehler and Ted Turanski officiating. Friends may call at the time of the service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Traverse City, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kalkaska, or to Munson Hospice.
     
      Mozell Olson
      Died December 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mozell Olson, 70, of Traverse City, formerly of Pontiac, died Saturday at her home.
      Mozell was born on June 10, 1930, in Piedmont, Ala., the daughter of Robert L. and Vera (Henderson) Gardner.
      She was a former resident of Pontiac, where she was a longtime employee of Slaybaugh's Restaurant.
      She is survived by two daughters, Gail (Jim) Barton Leone and Dale Barton Whitehead; a son, Bill Olson; six grandchildren, Jim Leone, Marcus Leone, Julianne Whitehead, John (Shannan) Whitehead, and Rochelle Olson and William Olson II.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Olson; a son, Skip Barton; and her father, Robert L. Garner.
      Private family services have been held. Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      JANE (McGEORGE) JOHANNING, 95, of Troy, Mich., and formerly of Northport, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
      Born on Dec. 27, 1905, in Wells County, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Flora (Cox) Stinson. She was a homemaker.
      Services will take place in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy.
     
      BERNICE O'KROY, 89, of Manistee, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. She was born on Aug. 19, 1911, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2001, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
     
      ELIZABETH "CAROL" PORTER, 40, of Mesick, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac, where services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be in Mesick Sherman Cemetery.
     
      ANDREW H. VELDHUIS, M.D., 78, of Beulah, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah, where friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
     
      EDMUND JOSEPH WASEL, 82, of Traverse City and formerly of Grand Rapids, died December 21, 2000, in Traverse City.
      He was born on September 2, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
      He was employed by Behler-Young in Grand Rapids and was transferred to Traverse City in 1972. He retired in 1984.
      Services and burial were in Grand Rapids.
     
      Rose E. Batzer
      Died December 26, 2000
      MANISTEE - Rose E. Batzer, 90, of Manistee, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      She was born August 9, 1910, in Manistee, the daughter of Martin and Lillian (Ethell) Dontz. Rose was an alumna of Merritt's School; a graduate of Manistee High School, Class of 1927; and received her Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University. She married William R. Batzer on December 21, 1936, in Manistee. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1964.
      Rose retired from Manistee Area Public Schools. She taught first grade at Madison Elementary School for many years and each year in April she would announce to her family that all of her pupils were reading at a minimum of a second-grade level. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and was a life member of Manistee Chapter No. 300, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church.
      She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Linda Batzer, Hon. James and Deborah Batzer, and Dr. Theodore and Dorothy Batzer, all of Manistee; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
      In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Woods; and her brother, Florian Dontz.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Manistee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Onekama Village Cemetery.
      The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home today, December 29, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body of Mrs. Batzer will be taken to the church Saturday morning at noon to lie in state until the time of services.
      The family suggests that those wishing to remember Rose consider a gift to either the Manistee County Historical Museum or to the West Shore Medical Center Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.
      The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      **PHOTO** Elizabeth 'Liz' Brosier
      Died December 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elizabeth "Liz" Brosier, 21, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
      She was born on July 11, 1979, in Jersey Shore, Pa., the daughter of Michael Allen and Marsha Lyn (Vukich) Frick. On July 17, 1999, in Traverse City, she married Shane Richard Brosier.
      Liz graduated from Traverse City High School in 1997, where she played flute in the marching band. She furthered her education by attending Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids. As a teen, Liz was a member of the Faith Reformed Church youth group. She enjoyed drawing, and animals, especially horses. But her greatest love was for God and for people. Liz was a loyal friend who will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
      She is survived by her husband, Shane Richard Brosier of Traverse City; her parents, Michael A. and Marsha L. Frick of Cedar; two sisters, Ruth (Andrew) Wakeman of Mount Pleasant, and Jessica Frick at home with her parents; her father- and mother-in-law, Richard A. and Sandra R. Brosier of Lake Ann; her maternal grandparents, Frank J. Vukich of Pennsylvania and Phyllis Vukich of Pennsylvania; her paternal grandparents, David and Elizabeth Frick of Mount Pleasant; Shane's grandparents, Emily T. Brosier of Lake Ann and Midland, and Donald and Barbara Owen of Midland; her sister- and brother-in-law, Katie R. (Mickey) Anderson of Texas; and her sisters-in-law, Kelli, Holly and Emily Brosier, all of Lake Ann.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Faith Reformed Church. The Rev. Charles Towersey and Dr. Nick Twomey will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Faith Reformed Church in care of the senior high youth group.
     
      Bernard J. Denoyer
      Died December 26, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Bernard J. Denoyer, 62, of Maple City, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born on May 26, 1938, in rural Lake Leelanau, he was the son of Louis and Esther (Osie) Denoyer. He married the former Gail M. Miller on Sept. 21, 1969, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon. She survives him.
      Bernard lived in Lake Leelanau for 20 years and was a resident of Maple City for the past four years.
      Bernard was a painter for about 15 years. He then performed building maintenance for the Bluebird Restaurant in Leland and for the past two years had performed maintenance for Leelanau Sands Casino. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and euchre with friends on Monday evenings.
      In addition to his wife, Gail, he is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Joseph) Weatherholt of Maple City, and Michelle Denoyer of Traverse City; a grandson, Caleb Weatherholt; a granddaughter, Kori Weatherholt; three sisters, Doris Denoyer, Patricia Moshier and Marcella Denoyer, all of Traverse City; two brothers, Thomas (Georgia) Denoyer of South Lyon, and Cletus (Ann) Denoyer of Ann Arbor.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ronald and Lawrence.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau. The Rev. Jerry Hunko will officiate. Interment will be in the spring at St. Paul's Cemetery, Good Harbor.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions or to the family. Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home.
     
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      Died December 27, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Richard J. "Si" Hebden, 68, of Bellaire, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, following a long, valiant fight with cancer.
      Born in Echo Township, Antrim County, on Jan. 11, 1932, he was the son of William and Clara (Weisler) Hebden. He graduated from Central Lake High School with the class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. In 1959, he moved from Detroit to Bellaire, where he worked for Lamina Bronze Inc., until his retirement in 1995. Si was a member of Grace Community Church in Central Lake.
      On June 28, 1958, in Alden, he married the former Dawn M. Harrington, who survives.
      Also surviving are his children, Jeffrey (Natalie) Hebden of Bellaire, Kim (Tony) Scuglik of Cranberry, Pa., Joe (Carrie) Hebden of Bellaire, and Kelly (Mark) Papa of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, Edward Hebden of Central Lake and Charles (Sally) Hebden of Bellaire; a sister, Kathleen (Kenneth) Aenis of Central Lake; six grandchildren, Katie and Ryan Hebden, Kari, Corey and Cody Scuglik, and Alyssa Papa; and many nieces and nephews.
      Si was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Community Church, with the Rev. Estel Clark officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Dunsmore Cemetery, Echo Township.
      Memorial contributions in Si's name may be directed to Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 400, Central Lake, MI 49622; or to the Bellaire Community Fund (Athletic Complex), P.O. Box 998, Bellaire, MI 49615.
     
     
      ANNA J. BASFORD, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Lake Ann, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Graveside services and burial will take place at Benzonia Township Cemetery in the spring of 2001.
      A full obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements were handled by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      ELIZABETH BROSIER, 21, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, as the result of an auto accident.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City on Friday.
      Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City.
      A complete obituary with more visiting times will appear in the Friday edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      BERNARD J. DENOYER, 63, of Maple City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2000, at Munson HealthCare.
      Friends may call at the Martinson Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.; a Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.
      A complete obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      BEULAH M. MORRISON, 100, of Elk Rapids, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000. She was born on January 15, 1900, to William and Sarah (Brott) Myers.
      Memorial services will be held in Elk Rapids in the spring.
     
      Virginia E. Durocher
      Died December 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia E. Durocher, 86, of Traverse City, died Friday at her home.
      She was born on October 20, 1914, in Detroit, the daughter of Joseph and Edith Siska. She married William H. Durocher in Detroit, who preceded her in death in 1965.
      A resident of Traverse City since 1950, Virginia retired from Munson Medical Center and was Blair Township Clerk for 15 years. She was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star and Queen City Shrine of Traverse City.
      She is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Siska of St. Clair Shores; three nieces and two nephews.
      Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Private family burial has taken place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Unit of the American Cancer Society or The Cherryland Humane Society.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
     
      Patricia S. Kishline
      Died December 18, 2000
      BEULAH - Patricia S. Kishline, 76, of Beulah, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born on September 24, 1924, in Detroit, the daughter of Johnston and Elizabeth (Sitter) Voigt. On June 12, 1948, Patricia became the beloved wife of F. Richard Kishline in Kenosha, Wisc. They moved to Beulah in 1991.
      Patricia was a member of the First Congregational Church of Benzonia, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Benzie Area Historical Society, and Friends of Benzonia Library. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and pottery.
      Patricia is survived by her husband, F. Richard Kishline; and her son Carl (Pat) Kishline of Kent, Wash.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary, and her sister, Ruth Pettitt.
      Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the First Congregational Church of Benzonia, with Rev. Stephen Davidson officiating. Memorials may be made to the church.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
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      Raymond Ivan Nelson
      Died December 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Raymond Ivan Nelson, 75, of Traverse City, formerly of Mancelona and Kalkaska, died Wednesday at home.
      He was born on February 12, 1925, in Manton, the son of Charles R. and Alma (John) Nelson. On July 29, 1950, he married the former Helen C. Sours, who preceded him in death on January 13, 1991. On August 21, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Raymond married Patricia M. Berens, who survives.
      Raymond graduated from Mancelona High School in 1943, and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1949. Raymond was president of First of America Bank in Mancelona, retiring in 1990. He also served on the board of directors at the Antrim County State Bank. He was a life member of the VFW Post in Manton, a member of the Central Michigan Univ. Alumni Association, a member of the Michigan Bankers Association, a member of Rotary International in Kalkaska, and was an avid reader.
      He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Victoria (Robert) McLean of Kalkaska, Marcia (William) McGiness of Lake City, and Carol (Patrick) Dolan of Cadillac; four step-children, Steven Berens of Lansing, Susan (Mark) Swinford of Dayton, Ohio, Scott (Melissa) Berens of Traverse City, and Mark Berens of Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
      Raymond was preceded in death by his parents.
      A Celebration of Ray's life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Traverse City, with Revs. C. Jay Koehler and Ted Turanski officiating. Friends may call at the time of the service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Traverse City, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kalkaska, or to Munson Hospice.
     
      Mozell Olson
      Died December 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mozell Olson, 70, of Traverse City, formerly of Pontiac, died Saturday at her home.
      Mozell was born on June 10, 1930, in Piedmont, Ala., the daughter of Robert L. and Vera (Henderson) Gardner.
      She was a former resident of Pontiac, where she was a longtime employee of Slaybaugh's Restaurant.
      She is survived by two daughters, Gail (Jim) Barton Leone and Dale Barton Whitehead; a son, Bill Olson; six grandchildren, Jim Leone, Marcus Leone, Julianne Whitehead, John (Shannan) Whitehead, and Rochelle Olson and William Olson II.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Olson; a son, Skip Barton; and her father, Robert L. Garner.
      Private family services have been held. Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      MOZELL OLSON, 70, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at home.
      Private family services have been held. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
     
      MABEL ESTHER SCHIMKE, 102, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Memorial Hertiage Christian AFC Home in Onekama Township. She was born on November 29, 1898, in Onekama Township, the daughter of William and Bertha Smith.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery in the spring.
     
      JOHN W. SCHOOLCRAFT, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at his home in Mancelona. He was born on February 23, 1933.
      Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., of Mancelona. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
     
      JAMES E. WARD, 78, of Traverse City, died Monday morning, December 25, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Mary Claudine Ault
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Claudine Ault, 97, formerly of Lafayette, Ind., and Traverse City, died Monday, December 25, 2000, in Centerville, Ohio. Mary Claudine was born in Columbia, Ga., on October 6, 1903, to the late James and Julia (Proskine) Johnson. She was raised and educated in New York state, and graduated from Cornell University, where she met and married E. Stanley Ault.
      Mary Claudine was a member of the Variety Club, Immaculate parish luncheon committee and was an Eucharistic Minister, former president of the Lafayette (Ind.) Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Red Cross First Aid and Swimming Instructor, and was very active in Lafayette (Ind.) Symphony Org., NCCW, Purdue Univ., St. Mary Cathedral, Lafayette and Immaculate Conception parish in Traverse City, where they moved in 1979.
      Survivors include three sons, Edgar R. (Marie) Ault of Rockford, Donald F. (Linnea) Ault of Engadine, and David G. (Rita) Ault of St. Louis, Mo., daughter, Claire M. (William) Bell of Kettering, Ohio, daughter-in-law Marjorie Ault of Albuquerque, N.M., 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Mary Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, E. Stanley, in 1993, her son Robert L. in 1983, and her grandson, Joseph F. Ault in 2000.
      Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church. Interment will be in the Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or a charity of your choice.
     
      Christopher "Chris" William Blackburn
      Died December 23, 2000
      CADILLAC - Christopher "Chris" William Blackburn, 15, of Cadillac, died Saturday at DeVos Childrens Hospital in Grand Rapids, as a result of a snowboarding accident.
      He was born on December 23, 1985, in Saginaw, the son of Alan J. and Janelle (Thiemke) Blackburn.
      Chris was a 9th grade student at the Cadillac Area Public Junior High School, where he was on the school debate team. He was employed at Meijer Store in Cadillac for the past year. Chris collected basketball cards and enjoyed playing basketball. He also enjoyed skateboarding, inline skating, snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, and his true love, snowboarding.
      Chris is survived by his parents, Alan J. and Janelle Blackburn of Cadillac; two brothers, Rob Blackburn and Jon Blackburn, both of Cadillac; grandparents William "Bill" and Julia Blackburn of Harrison and Mrs. Ruth Shunk of Harrison; his aunt, Vicki Blackburn of Port Huron; his uncle, Fred (Sharon) Thiemke of Caro; and his godparents, Jean and Cary Ambrose of Fort Wayne, Ind.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Shunk and Fred Thiemke; and great-grandparents, James and Alice Richmond, and Walter and Daisy Blackburn.
      Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.
      Funeral services will take place on Friday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Cadillac Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Peter Byma officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Cadillac Area Festivals and Events (CAFE, Inc.) for the Chris Blackburn Memorial Skate Park, 222 Lake St., Cadillac, MI 49601. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and the church.
     
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      Katherine "Aunt Sooky" Clarici
      Died December 25, 2000
      MANCELONA - Katherine "Aunt Sooky" Clarici, 83, of Mancelona, formerly of Traverse City, died Monday at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      She was born September 19, 1917, in Old Mission, the daughter of William "Tink" and Maude (Hurst) Tompkins. On August 10, 1946, she married Karl Clarici in Elk Rapids.
      Katherine was a direct descendant of Robert Drake Tompkins, one of the original settlers of Old Mission. She was a mess sergeant in the WAC of the U.S. Army in WWII, and a cook at the Elks Lodge. She also enjoyed bingo, fishing and playing cards. She was a great story teller and had a wonderful sense of humor.
      Katherine is survived by two granddaughters, Amber Clarici and Brooke Stanford, both of Traverse City, and many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Karl in 1975; son Carl, Jr. in 1977; and 13 brothers and sisters.
      Visitation will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Traverse Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Ruth C. Hodge
      Died December 25, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth C. Hodge, 84, of Traverse City, died on Monday, Christmas Day, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born on February 25, 1916 in Lake Leelanau, daughter of David and Lucy (Brow) Richard. On April 12, 1937, Ruth married Robert W. Hodge at Lake Leelanau St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau.
      Ruth was a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of Americas, as well as a member of the Variety Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, working on church bake sales, music and dancing. Ruth also treasured the time spent with her family and will be remembered for her great sense of humor.
      Ruth is survived by her three children, Robert (Mary) Hodge of Mukowonago, Wisc., Camille (Ronald) Parker of Traverse City, and Jeannine Milne of Traverse City; daughter -in-law Dorothy Hodge of Traverse City; five sisters, Alice Stafford, Eva Porter, Imelda Donlon, Phyllis Fleis and Donna McKaig; and one brother, Clayton Richard. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Laura, Michael, and Ann Marie Hodge; James, John, Michele, and Matthew Parker and Jeannine Halloway; David, Daniel, Bryan and Kevin Hodge; step-grandchildren, Robert Milne, Jr., Robin Gibson, and Elisa Coleman; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
      Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Hodge, on April 11, 1997; her parents; her son, Richard Hodge, on March 26, 1981; two brothers, Cletus Richard and David Richard; and her son-in-law, Robert C. Milne, Sr., on July 31, 2000.
      Friends may call on Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
      A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, with Rev. James Gardiner serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
     
      Casimer P. Jaroniewski
      Died December 25, 2000
      ELMIRA - Casimer P. Jaroniewski, 77, of Elmira, died Monday.
      He was born on February 27, 1923, in Warner Township, the son of Thomas and Pearl (Kucharek) Jaroniewski. He married the former Elaine Blough, who preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1995. Casimer worked for Buick in Flint for 29 years as a electric crane operator.
      He is survived by three sons, Casimer "Bud" (Diane) of Elmira, Joseph (Carol) of Millington, and Michael (Sheila) of Grayling; four daughters, Arlene (Jim) Roberts of Florida, Gail Jaroniewski of Florida, Karen (Ken) Pigott of Fenton, and Christine (Joe) Koos of Mt. Morris; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Delores) of Spruce; two sisters, Veronica (Eugene) Dameral of Boyne City, and Monica (Stanley) Cherry of Hubbard Lake; three sisters-in-law, Marion Jaroniewski of Shelby Twp., Rosie "Tillie" Jaroneski of Elmira, and Helen Jaroniewski of Warren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
      Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord on Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Friday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. A parish wake service will be held on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
      Funeral services will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church in Elmira.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
      Funeral services for ROBERT BELLOWS will be held at noon on Wednesday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      JEANETTE L. HARTHUN, 58, of Bear Lake, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center, the result of an automobile accident. She was born April 9, 1942, in Arcadia.
      Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama from noon until the time of the service. A memorial service will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Arcadia.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake.
     
      BERT B. JARL, 79, of Manistee, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. He was born on August 23, 1921, in Sweden.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
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      Wendell Gage Loveless
      Died December 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wendell Gage Loveless, 77, of Traverse City, passed away on Sunday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.
      Gage was born on August 30, 1923, in Petoskey, the son of Wendell M. and Dorothy Gage Loveless. He graduated from Petoskey High School, and from General Motors Institute in Flint with a degree in engineering. On August 24, 1947, he married Judith Marilyn Miller at the First Methodist Church in Petoskey. They resided briefly in Detroit before moving to Traverse City in 1950.
      Gage was employed at Cone Drive Gears in Traverse City, where upon his retirement in 1984 he was Director of Engineering. He was active in the Boy Scouts in many capacities, including Scoutmaster of Troop 36. In the late 1960s and 70s he was a member of the Traverse City Board of Zoning Appeals and the Traverse City Planning Commission. After moving to Leelanau County, he served on the Elmwood Township Planning Commission. Gage was a 30 year member of the Traverse City Rotary Club, and a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for a number of years. Among his many hobbies, Gage was an accomplished woodworker and lapidarist, making fine furniture, guitars and jewelry. He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing.
      Gage is survived by his wife, Judy; his four children, Lyn of Wooster, Ohio, John (Kathy) of Hillsdale, Janet (Bill) Lewis of East Grand Rapids, and Steven (Denise) of Williamsburg; his grandchildren, Danu (Ralph) Geraci and Anna Loveless, and Aaron and Michael Lewis; and by his mother-in-law, Estella Funk Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents.
      There will be calling hours on Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City. Interment will be in Petoskey at a later date.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, the Alzheimers Association, or Central United Methodist Church Music program.
     
      WENDELL GAGE LOVELESS, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church.
      A full obituary will run in the Tuesday edition of the Record-Eagle. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home is serving the family.
     
      Beatrice Oda Pierce
      Died December 23, 2000
      BENZONIA - Beatrice Oda Pierce, 84, of Benzonia, died Saturday at the West Woods of Niles Nursing Home in Niles.
      She was born April 23, 1916, in Frankfort, the daughter of Grover and Elizabeth (Martin) Noffsinger. On July 3, 1935, in Benzie County, Beatrice married Frederick C. Pierce, who survives.
      Beatrice was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the Grace Christian Church and the Blaine Christian Women's Fellowship. A homemaker, she liked to cook and especially enjoyed making candy. She was a caregiver to her family in their time of need. Beatrice also loved flowers and gardening.
      Beatrice is survived by her husband, Frederick C. Pierce; her sons, James (Frances) Pierce of Traverse City, and Donald Pierce of Benzonia; two grandchildren, Rebecca (Sean) Bogunia of Niles, and James (Stephanie) Pierce, Jr. of Niles; one great-grandson, James Pierce III; one brother, Martin Noffsinger of Benzonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, James, Dale, Cyril, Glen and Judson.
      Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home, with Rev. Chester Axline officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Christian Church. Envelopes are available at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      GEORGE AGUSTUS GRANGER, SR., 93, of Cheboygan, formerly of Grayling and Big Rapids, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Benson House - Assisted Living for Adults in Johannesburg. He was born March 5, 1907, in Noxapater, Miss.
      Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling.
     
      Erna L. Anderson
      Died December 21, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Erna L. Anderson, 85, of Traverse City and formerly of Homestead, Iowa, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      She was born on July 14, 1915, in Homestead, Iowa, the daughter of August and Mary (Steinmetz) Wiebold. On Oct. 8, 1939, in Homestead, she married Stanley A. Anderson, who preceded her in death.
      Erna was a hospital administrator at Marengo Hospital in Marengo, Iowa, and later was an executive housekeeper at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
      Erna was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church; and also was a member of the National Housekeepers Association and the American Legion Auxiliary.
      She is survived by her daughters, Joan (Mike) Hall of Gig Harbor, Wash., Marcia Anderson of Elk Rapids, and Sara Anderson of Traverse City; and four grandchildren.
      In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
      Memorial services will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
     
      Robert Wabanimkee Bellows
      Died December 20, 2000
      EAST JORDAN - Robert Wabanimkee Noodin EzhimiPot (He who comes with the wind) Bellows, 49, of East Jordan, died of accidental injuries on Wednesday.
      He was born on June 30, 1951, in Frankfort, the son of James R. and Dorothy L. (Lewis) Bellows. On January 16, 1988, he married Theresa Prymuszewski, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md.
      He completed 19 years of education, earning his Masters degree in Theology from the Washington Theological Union. Prior to moving to East Jordan this past summer, Bob had been employed as the Director of Religious Education at St. Peters Catholic Church in Olney, Md. He was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and was a member of the Native American Arts and Crafts Association. A very talented artist, Bob made flutes, and enjoyed playing them as he took walks into the woods. He was a spiritual director to his friends and family. He loved walking the beach and watching eagles soar over the Jordan Valley. Bob was currently taking Odawa language classes and will be remembered for helping people become closer to God.
      Survivors include his wife, Theresa Prymuszewski, his cats, Eli and Gato; his mother and step-father, Dorothy and John Gee of Honor; brother, James R. (Judy A.) Bellows of Grand Rapids; sisters, Gloria (Mike) Johnson and Kathy (Tim) Weitz, all of Grand Rapids, and Linda (Tom) Jacobusse of Interlochen; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
      Bob was preceded in death by his father, James, and a brother, Allen.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Peshawbestown, with The Rev. Fr. Daniel Chowning, OCD, as celebrant. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Elders Fund.
      Arrangements are being made by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Norman Edward Koski
      Died December 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Norman E. Koski, 69, died Saturday at his home. He was born on September 22, 1931, in Ontonagon.
      Norman is survived by his wife, Claire Lynn (Crandell); children and families of Charles N. of Atlanta; Michael D. of Brighton; Kevin B. of Grand Blanc; Denise R. of Salem, Wisc.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Marvin, and two sisters, Darla Segarra and Judy Lovely.
      He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Impi Koski of Superior. Wisc.; his first wife and the mother of his children, Audrey Anne (Boutan) of Hurley, Wisc.
      Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City for a Celebration of Norman's life.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Munson Hospice.
     
      Ruth I. Taylor
      Died December 18, 2000
      VANDERBILT - Ruth I. Taylor, 84, of Vanderbilt, died Monday at the Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Ruth was born on August 6, 1916, in Brown City, the daughter of Archie and Martha (Ware) Dean. On September 24, 1938, she married Wilbur C. Taylor in Brown City, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1958.
      Ruth attended Brown City High School. After marrying Wilbur Taylor in 1938, they lived in Dearborn until they moved to their farm east of Alba in 1943. She moved to the Gaylord area in 1967, then to Vanderbilt in 1974. She was a member of the Vanderbilt Community Church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Ruth was a retired State of Michigan employee, having worked at the Alpine Center in Gaylord. She was active for many years in the Otsego County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). She also enjoyed attending the Elkland Senior Center activities in Vanderbilt.
      Ruth is survived by two daughters, Jeanne M. (Charles) Newberry of Elk Rapids, Wilma M. (Brice) Pederson of Vanderbilt; one son, Charles W. (Sharon) Taylor of Harrison; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Graham of East Jordan; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
      In addition to her husband, Wilbur C. Taylor, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and four brothers.
      Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Vanderbilt Community Church.
      Memorials may be given to the Vanderbilt Community Church or to the Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility of Bellaire Arrangements are being handled through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735.
      ERNA L. ANDERSON, 85, of Traverse City, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      MILDRED P. GEHRKE, 89, of Manistee, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Manistee Heights Care Center. She was born on Oct. 22, 1911, in Manistee.
      No visitation is planned. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      ELIZABETH M. HOCKSTEIN, 95, of Maple City, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000.
      Funeral prayers will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      GARY VERN WYMAN, 53, of Grayling, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at home.
      He was born on March 22, 1947, in Gladwin. He was employed as a computer numerical control operator by the Valenite Co.
      Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 23, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Grayling, where friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of service. A spring burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, is planned.
      Arrangements were handled by the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling.
     
      Jakob P. Gantner
      Died December 21, 2000
      EASTPORT - Jakob P. Gantner, 66, of Eastport, died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Jakob was a well-known watch and clock maker and repairman in the area and worked for Martinek's Jewelers in Traverse City for many years.
      He was born in Franeztahl, Yugoslavia, the son of Franz and Therezia (Tries) Gantner.
      On June 13, 1964, in Roseville, he married Ana Novak, who survives. He moved to Eastport from Roseville in 1974.
      Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Ronald (Katie) Gantner of Beverly Hills, Mich., and Christopher Gantner of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren, Emily, Allison and Jakob, all of Beverly Hills; three sisters, Eva Wittner of Canton, Rosina (Stanley) Zych of Warren, and Katarina (Nicholas) Gross of Warren; one brother, Franz (Katie) Gantner of Toronto, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
      Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Tony, Josef and Johan; and one sister, Magdalena Herster.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes, where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Sister Kathy Lange will officiate. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Torch Lake Township.
      In lieu of flowers, please consider the Torch Bay Ambulance, Munson Hospice, or Munson Hospitality House.
      Ophelia B. Westcott
      December 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ophelia B. Westcott, 91, of Traverse City, died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000.
      Born on June 18, 1909, in Endicott, N.Y., she was the daughter of Walter and Cora (Benn) Brady.
      She worked at the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital until her retirement in 1972. She was a member of the Eastern Star, East Bay Chapter.
      Ophelia is survived by one niece, Margo Hommel of Endicott, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jean; and two sisters.
      No visitation or services are planned. Memorials may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society or the Traverse City Order of the Eastern Star. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
      MARY J. KUHNS, 79, of Kalkaska and formerly of Fife Lake, died on Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Ashley Michigan.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, December 22, at Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
      Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska. Arrangements were handled by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
     
      ROBERT E. PETERSON, 73, of Manistee, retired Vice President of Security National Bank in Manistee, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born on March 29, 1927, in Saginaw.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on December 27, at the Manistee First Congregational United Church of Christ. Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      JOANNE YOUNG, 64, of Kaleva and formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      She was born June 23, 1936, in Detroit, the daughter of Edwin and Helen (Leppala) Wanhala.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at the Kaleva Baptist Church, where visitation will be held from noon until the time of services. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Arthur Dwight Beach
      Died December 19, 2000
      MESICK - Arthur Dwight Beach, 58, of Mesick, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at his residence.
      He was born on Sept. 3, 1942, in Mesick, the son of Arthur and Ethel (Brown) Beach.
      Dwight retired from the State of Michigan Hospital in Traverse City, where he had worked as a nurse's assistant in the children's ward. He was a volunteer on the Fire and Rescue Squad in Mesick; and was everyone's right-hand man. He had lived in Mesick his whole life, and was a friend to many. Dwight had the community garden in his back yard, and also had been known to take in stray dogs whenever he came across one.
      He is survived by his son, Allan Beach of Merritt Island, Fla.; his daughter, Sherri (John) Johnson of Merritt Island, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn Beach, Adam Clark, Jennel Johnson, Tiffany Johnson and Tanna Johnson; one brother, William (Ann) Beach of Mesick; three sisters, Zola Cochrane and Nancy (Dick) Henry, both of Mesick, and Joann Fridsma of Holland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Dwight was preceded in death by his parents.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2000, at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      John Newbould
      Died December 20, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - John Newbould, 63, of Elk Rapids and formerly of Clinton Township, joined our Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000.
      Born Feb. 4, 1937, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, he was the son of John and Mary Ann (Bates) Newbould. He married the former Joan E. Aldred on Sept. 14, 1963, in Fenton, Mich.
      John received his Ph.D. from Oxford, England, and was employed as a research chemist for General Motors Tech Center.
      John was born and raised on a farm in England and really enjoyed farming, gardening and working on his computer. He believed in helping people and encouraged others to do the same.
      He served as president and later vice president of the Bass Lake Association and was instrumental in getting the Bass Lake clean-up completed. He also was unofficial president of Swan Point Road.
      John is survived by his wife, Joan of Elk Rapids; and a daughter, Tanya Joan (James) Del Pazzo of Los Angeles, Calif.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David; one aunt; and three uncles.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at the Elk Rapids First Presbyterian Church, where the family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Herlein will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Hilton M. Robb
      Died December 20, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Hilton M. Robb of Elk Rapids died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000.
      Mr. Robb moved to Elk Rapids from Indiana in 1950. He was married to the former Gertrude Klepfer. She preceded him in death.
      He was a mechanic for Cole Brothers and the Grand Traverse Tractor Company for many years. He was a member of the Elk Rapids Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed flower gardening and reading.
      He is survived by two daughters, Betty (John) Merchant of Elk Rapids and Rebecca Robb of Paris, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Minnie Robb of Manton; two sisters, Kate Locke and Frances Combs, both of Oaklandon, Ind.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Robert Robb.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Thomas Pier-Fitzgerald will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility.
     
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      Died December 20, 2000
      KALKASKA - Woodrow C. Rowell, 82, a lifelong resident of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Mr. Rowell was born in Evart on April 17, 1918, to Lyman and Teresa (Easlick) Rowell. He married Beatrice Ball in Kalkaska on Aug. 24, 1940. She died on March 1, 1969. On Jan. 7, 1971, in Kalkaska, he married Thirza Conway, who preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 1995.
      Prior to his retirement, Woody served as Kalkaska Postmaster for many years. He was a veteran of World War II and a life member and past commander of Land O' Lakes VFW Post No. 8684. For 36 years, he was a member of the Kalkaska Fire Department, and had served for 32 years as its chief. He was a member of The Peoples Church. He enjoyed bowling, golf and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers.
      Surviving are three sons, Dick Rowell, Bob (Gay) Rowell, and Jim (Jenny) Rowell, all of Kalkaska; four daughters, Marian Lee (Verl) Shaw of Florida City, Fla., Janet (Doug) Daniels of Fife Lake, Anne (Bill) Wagenschutz and Julie (Ricky) Berthelot, both of Kalkaska; a brother, Jack Rowell of Muskegon; a sister, Dorothy Robinson of Mesick; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Wilson Rowell; three sisters, Mildred, Carrie and Ethel; and a grandson, Douglas.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Rev. Paul Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Military rites will be under the auspices of Land O' Lakes VFW Post No. 8684.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Dementia Unit.
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      Sarah L. Ruthenberg
      Died December 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Sarah L. Ruthenberg, 13, of Traverse City, died Tuesday morning at Munson Medical Center from natural causes.
      She was born on May 14, 1987, in Macomb County, the daughter of Rick and Pamela S. (DeSmith) Ruthenberg.
      Sarah enjoyed going to school, especially spending time with all of her friends, and really loved to dance.
      Survivors include her parents, Rick and Pamela; brother, Christopher; sister, Ashley; maternal grandmother, Lorraine DeSmith; and paternal grandmother, Beverly Ruthenberg.
      She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Edward DeSmith; and paternal grandfather, Calvin Ruthenberg.
      Visitation will be on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden, in care of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, 115 Park St., Traverse City, MI 49684, attention Vicki.
     
     
      ARTHUR DWIGHT BEACH, 58, of Mesick, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his residence. He was born September 3, 1942, in Mesick, the son of Arthur and Ethel (Brown) Beach.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
     
      HILTON ROBB, 88, of Elk Rapids, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000.
      Arrangements are pending by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      SARAH L. RUTHENBERG, 13, of Traverse City, died Tuesday morning at Munson Medical Center from natural causes. She was born on May 14, 1987, in Macomb County, the daughter of Rick and Pamela S. (DeSmith) Ruthenberg.
      Visitation will be on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      A full obituary will appear in Friday's edition.
     
      HARRY J. SMITH, 87, of Manistee, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home.
      A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Final interment will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee. There will be no visitation.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee.
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      Thomas William Masserang
      Died December 19, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Thomas William Masserang, 67, of Elk Rapids and formerly of the Dearborn area, died on Tuesday.
      He was born on January 14, 1933, in Detroit, to Marcel and Mary (Coldwell) Masserang. On April 4, 1959, he married Doris Bruckner at Sacred Heart Church in Dearborn.
      Thomas served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist from 1953 to 1955. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1963 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Thomas was employed as an accountant for Top 'O Michigan Rural Electric, retiring in 1993. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish; a member and officer for the Knights of Columbus, he was knight of the month in December, 2000. He was a Rotarian and served as treasurer for 13 years. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow, Elk Skegemog Lakes Association current treasurer, and a member of the National Association of Accountants. Thomas served on the Elk Rapids Village Council from 1983 to 1985, and was a National Rifle Association member.
      Thomas is survived by his wife, Doris, of Elk Rapids; Barbara (Lawrence) LaSusa of Barrington, Ill.; Sandra (Jeff) Ehlers of Neenah, Wisc.; Amy (Mark) Nyquist of Minneapolis, Minn.; Susan Masserang of Palo Alto, Calif.; one brother, Gregory (Lorelei) Masserang of Clarkston; and five grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, with Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals at 7 p.m.
      Mass from the Order of Christian Burials will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski as celebrant. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kewadin.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Church Building fund or Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
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      John Harley Young, M.D.
      Died December 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - John Harley Young, M.D., 78, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      He was born on August 16, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, to Harley Francis and Amy (Haines) Young. On December 3, 1949, in Matawan, N.J., he married June Mason.
      John was an Eagle Scout in 1937; and graduated from Steele High School in June of 1940. He attended DePauw University in Indiana from September 1940, graduating in February 1943. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. from March 1943 to March 1946, earning his M.D. under full scholarship. He interned at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now the Brigham and Women's Hospital) in Boston, Mass., and was Chief Resident of Psychiatric Services at the University of Maryland Hospital. He was the Assistant in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical School from June, 1953 to July, 1954.
      In July of 1955, Dr. Young became Director of Outpatient Services for the North Dakota State Hospital and served that post through July of 1959. He presented a paper, "New Drugs in Psychiatry" to the District Meeting of the American College of Physicians held at the State Hospital, Jamestown, N.D., on September 10, 1955. He was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) in October, 1955.
      Dr. Young was commissioned in the Naval Reserves in October, 1942, and officially entered the U.S. Navy in March, 1943. He was commissioned into active duty on July 10, 1947. In 1950, he was named Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He served actively in the U.S. Navy until May 22, 1953, attaining the Highest rank, Lieutenant Master Chief.
      Dr. Young had an active career as a lecturer in Psychiatry, and made many speeches throughout Michigan and other states. He delivered lectures at the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute during the years 1957 to 1959, and at the University of North Dakota in 1958 and 1959.
      In July of 1959, Dr. Young became the Director of the Outpatient Clinic at the Traverse City State Hospital, where he served until 1965. He also was the Director of the Northwest Michigan Child Guidance Clinic, Inc., in Traverse City, from 1961 until September 12, 1991. At the clinic he introduced and developed the Doula Teen-Parent Program.
      Dr. Young was a member of the Rotary Club from 1955 through 1965. He served on the Human Relations Council from 1970 to 1973, and was Chairman for one year. He was also a member of the GTA Council of Churches from 1962 to 1966, acting as Chairman for one year. In 1981, Dr. Young served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the School Board from 1977 to 1987, and held all offices. Dr. Young also was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity in Traverse City. From 1981 through 1987, Dr. Young served on the Probate Court Advisory Committee.
      Dr. Young won an award from the Michigan Foster Parents Association in 1987. He also won a Humanitarian Award from the Department of Child and Family Services in 1990.
      He is survived by his wife, June G. Young, and children, Peter M. (Karen) Young, Michael A. (Noraini) Young, Joseph N. (Rebecca) Young, Rebecca A. (Anthony) Neroni, and Kristin L. Guthrie. Also surviving is John's sister, Eunice Mehaffi; and many grandchildren. "We will all miss you dearly".
      A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Homer Nye officiating. All are welcome to attend.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Harvard Medical School or the Child Guidance Clinic in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      DOUGLAS D. "JOHN" HARMER, 72, of Frederic and formerly of Burton, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at his home in Frederic. He was born February 17, 1928, in Pontiac. He was a retired General Motors tool and die machinist.
      Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel. Burial will be in the spring at Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
     
      CAROL LOUISE LARSON, 47, died Monday at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. She was born January 20, 1953 in Adrian, to Edward and Selma (Spreeman) Larson.
      Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian, where a Vigil Prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
      Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Liturgy for Carol Louise will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Helfrich as celebrant. Private burial of cremains will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Fund to Share Art With Children or St. Mary's Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      JUNE A. MARTIN, 73, of Bellaire, died the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born on June 27, 1927, in Forest Home Township.
      A time of remembrance will be shared by family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      THOMAS WILLIAM MASSERANG, 67, of Elk Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at his home.
      Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.
     
      LAWRENCE B. TENBUSCH, 52, of Northport, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. No services will be held.
     
      JOHN HARLEY YOUNG, M.D., 78, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. He was born August 16, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio.
      A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Homer Nye officiating.
      A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
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      Edmund J. Biziorek, Jr.
      Died December 17, 2000
      MANTON - Edmund J. Biziorek, Jr., 48, died Sunday at his home in Manton.
      He was born on May 27, 1952, in Grand Rapids, the son of Edmund and Mary Ann (Russ) Biziorek, Sr.
      Edmund was a 1970 graduate of Union High School in Grand Rapids. He pursued a career in chemical engineering; here in Traverse City he owned and operated Merle Norman Cosmetics and Edmunds, Inc. He enjoyed cooking, hunting and fishing. "To know Edmund was to love him".
      He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Biziorek of Grand Rapids; two brothers, Dr. Thomas (Toni) Biziorek of Harbor Springs and Steve (Sandy) Biziorek of Grand Rapids; a sister, Dorothy (Mike) Dorney of Waterford; three nephews, Ryan and Travis Biziorek, and Brian Dorney; a niece, Rachael Biziorek; his Queen, Tammy Lynch; his beloved beagle, Isabelle; and his many special friends and clients.
      Edmund was preceded in death by his father, Edmund, Sr., in August of this year.
      Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Edmund's life will be held Sunday, January 7, 2001 at 3 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Friends may call at the time of the celebration.
      In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to either the Cherryland or Wexford County Humane Societies.
     
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      William "Bill" I. Sharp
      Died December 15, 2000
      SPRING LAKE-William "Bill" I. Sharp, 58, of Branch and formerly of Spring Lake, died unexpectedly on Friday.
      He was born on May 24, 1942, to Robert and Amelia (Nelson) Sharp in Muskegon. Bill married Diane Howe on April 5, 1996, in Muskegon.
      Bill was a lifelong tri-city area resident until moving to Branch six months ago. Bill was a truck driver for Shell Oil Co. out of the Grand Haven terminal - Schmuckal Oil of Traverse City. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Charles Conklin Post 28 in Grand Haven and the AmVets in Mesick. He was an avid outdoorsman; and he enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
      Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Deborah Sterzik of Traverse City; son, Michael W. (Terri) Sharp of Muskegon; stepdaughter, Dawn Simons of Spring Lake; stepson, Jayson Simons of Grand Haven; four grandchildren, William Sterzik, Ashley Lachmann, Francis Sharp and Kailey Sharp. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Donna Howe of Arcadia, Fla.; aunts, Marcella Bowen of Everglade City, Fla. and Jane Reid of Muskegon; and an uncle, James Johnson of North Muskegon.
      He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Sharp, and his aunt, Beverly Johnson.
      The funeral service for Mr. Sharp was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake, with Rev. Ben Jansen Jr. officiating. There was no visittation.
      Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn. or the Audobon Society.
     
      Lottie L. Steadman
      Died December 18, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Lottie L. Steadman, 83, of Traverse City, formerly of Bay City and Harrisville, went home to be with her Lord on Monday.
      She was born Lottie MacNeill on September 23, 1917 in Lincoln, where she was raised. On July 7, 1936, she married Bently Steadman.
      Lottie taught school from 1936 to 1937 in the Mikado-Glennie area. She was a resident of Bay City from 1946 until 1959, then moving to Harrisville where she lived until 1985 when she moved to Traverse City. Lottie was a member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and gardener, and also enjoyed fishing and knitting.
      She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Tom) Mead of Traverse City; a son, Gary (Jan Hillary) Steadman of Bay City; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Shawn) Steadman, Todd Steadman, Scott Mead and Kristin Mead-Albright; two great-grandchildren, Madison Steadman and Alec Steadman; and two sisters, Enid (Leo) Sautter and Vera (Otto) Klein, both of Harrisville.
      Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, Bently Steadman, on December 10, 1987.
      Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home in Harrisville.
      Funeral service will be on Thursday at the Harrisville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Rev. Edward Seward officiating. Entombment will be at Springport Mausoleum.
     
      Dixie A. Strait
      Died December 18, 2000
      BATTLE CREEK - Dixie A. Strait, 62, of Pennfield Twp. and formerly of Traverse City, died at her home Monday after a year-long illness.
      She was born on January 3, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. to Glen and Anise (Baker) Yetter. On September 5, 1956, in Lake Ann, she married Leroy "Roy" Strait, Sr.
      Dixie graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1956. She was employed as a secretary at Cherry Knoll Elementary School in Traverse City for 20 years. After moving to Battle Creek, she was employed at the Michigan State Police Southwest Enforcement Team.
      While living in Traverse City, Dixie was a founding member of the East Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department and was one of the first certified female firefighters in Grand Traverse County. She was a member of the American Businesswomen's Association and was the Businesswoman of the Year for Michigan in 1999. Dixie enjoyed her music, playing the accordion, piano and organ, and she played at several churches and weddings over the years. She also enjoyed auctions sales, playing bingo and especially her grandchildren.
      She is survived by her husband, Leroy "Roy" Strait, Sr.; two sons, Leroy (Butch) Strait, Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Traverse City and Scott Strait and his wife, Lisa, of Cedarville, Mich.; daughter Connie Jennings and her husband, Jim, of Kalamazoo; seven granddaughters and two grandsons; her father, Glen Yetter of Traverse City; and brother Glen Yetter, Jr. of Traverse City.
      Dixie was preceded in death by her mother, Anise Yetter in 1983.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Thursday, where family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
      Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Glen Walters officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Oceana Co. Sheriff's Kids Fund.
     
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      Bradley W. Weinberg
      Died December 18, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Bradley W. Weinberg, 77, of Fife Lake, passed away suddenly on Monday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Bradley was born in Ishpeming on December 24, 1922, to Leslie and Lottie (Knotwell) Weinberg. On May 23, 1953, in Dearborn, he married Helen B. Dec.
      Bradley served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a mailer for the Detroit News from 1948 until his retirement in 1986. Upon retirement, he moved to Kalkaska County with his wife, Helen, and retriever, Bingo. He was a member of the Kalkaska Moose Lodge No. 2348, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
      Surviving are his wife, Helen; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin and Lane Weinberg.
      A gathering of family and friends will begin at noon Thursday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ted Turanski officiating. Inurnment will be at the Garfield Township Cemetery in the spring.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
      EDMUND J. BIZIOREK, JR., 48, of Manton, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      KATHRYN M. CRAWFORD, 78, of Rapid City, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Funeral services for ANNA M. WOODS, who died on Dec. 15, 2000, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.
      Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Karolina M. Holtrey
      Died December 14, 2000
      FRANKFORT-Karolina M. Holtrey, 91, of Frankfort, died Thursday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
      Mrs. Holtrey was born on April 18, 1909, in Milwaukee, Wisc., the daughter of Louie and Karolina Soucek. On August 22, 1932, in Wisc., she married Nelson Holtrey, who preceded her in death on March 12, 1982. Her daughter, Carolyn Holtrey also preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1999. Mrs. Holtrey is survived by her nieces and nephews.
      Services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes, with Father James Bearss officiating. Friends may call at the time of the services. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Twp. Cemetery North in the spring.
      Violet Elizabeth Reidlinger
      Died December 15, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN-Violet Elizabeth Reidlinger, 91, of Interlochen and formerly of Traverse City and Saginaw, died Saturday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Interlochen.
      Violet was born on October 16, 1909, in Saginaw, to Roderick and Elizabeth (Dick) MacIntosh. On July 19, 1933, she married Engelbert J. Reidlinger in Saginaw, who preceded her in death in 1998. Violet was also preceded in death by her brother and sister.
      She is survived by her son, James (Nita) Reidlinger of Interlochen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church with Rev. Becky A. Chamberlain officiating. Friends may call at the church at the time of the service.
      Following cremation, her cremated remains will be buried in the church prayer garden.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Stanley Ruis
      Died December 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Stanley Ruis, 64, of Traverse City, died Saturday at his home.
      He was born on May 6, 1936, in Charlevoix, the son of Henry and Bernice (Nelson) Ruis. On June 17, 1955, he married Roselynn Carpenter in Banks Township. They made their home in Battle Creek.
      Stan graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1954 and received his Bachelor's degree in finance and business administration from Michigan State University in 1958. He was Corporate Controller and Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Kellogg's in Battle Creek, retiring in 1992 after 30 years. He and his family moved to Traverse City in 1992.
      He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Traverse City, where he served as Treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Ellsworth Senior Citizens. Stan was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his father-in-law in Lake Michigan.
      Surviving are his wife, Roselynn; children Henry Wayne (Beverly Jean) Ruis and their children Sean and Heather of Bridgman, Lynette Ruis of Lansing, Kim (Neal) Bartlett of Battle Creek; his mother, Bernice VanDellen of Traverse City; mother and father-in-law Rose and Lynn Carpenter of Charlevoix; sister and brothers Laraine (Larry) Dawson and Marvin (Kathy) Ruis, both of Beaver Island, and Richard (Helen) Ruis of Lansing; and several nieces and nephews.
      Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
      Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Belltower Reformed Church (corner of Essex and Church Roads, Ellsworth), with the Rev. Gary Houge of the First Congregational Church in Traverse City officiating. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Belltower Reformed Church or AC Paws.
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      William "Bill" I. Sharp
      Died December 16, 2000
      SPRING LAKE-William "Bill" I. Sharp, 58, of Branch and formerly of Spring Lake, died unexpectedly on Friday.
      He was born on May 24, 1942, to Robert and Amelia (Nelson) Sharp in Muskegon. Bill married Diane Howe on April 5, 1996, in Muskegon.
      Bill was a lifelong tri-city area resident until moving to Branch six months ago. Bill was a truck driver for Shell Oil Co. out of the Grand Haven terminal - Schmuckal Oil of Traverse City. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Charles Conklin Post 28 in Grand Haven and the AmVets in Mesick. He was an avid outdoorsman; and he enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
      Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Deborah Sterzik of Traverse City; son, Michael W. (Terri) Sharp of Muskegon; stepdaughter, Dawn Simons of Spring Lake; stepson, Jayson Simons of Grand Haven; four grandchildren, William Sterzik, Ashley Lachmann, Francis Sharp and Kailey Sharp. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Donna Howe of Arcadia, Fla.; aunts, Marcella Bowen of Everglade City, Fla. and Jane Reid of Muskegon; and an uncle, James Johnson of North Muskegon.
      He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Sharp, and his aunt, Beverly Johnson.
      The funeral service for Mr. Sharp will be held at 11 a.m. today at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake, with Rev. Ben Jansen Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation.
      Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Assn. or the Audobon Society.
     
      JUNE A. BAKER, 81, of Central Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. June was born May 24, 1919.
      Funeral sevices will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Forest Hill Cemetery Chapel in Canton, Ohio.
      Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      RUBY ADELIA ERLER, 91, of Manistee, formerly of Wellston, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. She was born on October 13, 1909, in Morgan Hill, Calif., the daughter of John and Lillian (Barber) DeMouth.
      Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of Wellston, in Wellston. Interment will be in Freewood Cemetery in the spring.
      Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of the arrangements.
     
      PATRICIA S. KISHLINE, 76, of Beulah, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Beloved wife of F. Richard Kishline.
      Memorial service will be held on January 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Benzonia. A complete obituary will appear at a later date.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      EDUARD ROY LUECK, 62, of Kewadin, died Nov. 19, 2000.
      A memorial service will take place on Friday at noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. Lunch will follow.
     
      LOIS M. OSTHAUS, 87, of Waterford, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000. Loving wife of Bernard B. Osthaus; dear mother of John (Donna) Osthaus of Virginia and Carl (Wendy) Osthaus of West Bloomfield; sister of Alice Thrilby, Jean Spoor and Kathleen Weiss; beloved grandmother of John Osthaus, Christopher Osthaus, Laura Osthaus (Doug McLaughlin) and Amy (Frank) Partica; great-grandmother of Corinn.
      Funeral services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford. Pastor Johnny Lyles officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
      Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
     
      ALVIN J. ROUSE, 80, of Grayling and formerly of Rochester Hills, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at his residence. He was born on May 20, 1920, in Pontiac.
      Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to the time of the service. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel. Interment will be in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
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      Norman Dana Covey
      Died December 16, 2000
      HONOR-Norman Dana Covey, 67, of Honor, died Saturday at his residence.
      He was born on July 9, 1933, in Honor, the son of Ezra and Evelyn (Dana) Covey, M. D.
      Norman graduated from Honor High School in 1957; he attended the University of Michigan from 1951 to 1954 and from 1957 to 1958. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
      He had been an auto-worker at the Fisher Body #1 in Flint from 1964 to 1989. He had also worked as a house painter and in construction, as well as being a medical attendant at Munson Medical Center and North Miami General.
      Norman enjoyed photography, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and traveling. He also loved nature, animals and feeding birds during the winter; and had recently started gardening. He liked listening to jazz, classical and Latin music; going to Sunday evening concerts and Interlochen. Most of all, Norman loved to swim in Lake Michigan.
      He is survived by numerous cousins, family members, friends and his beloved dog, Buffy; and he will be dearly missed.
      Norman was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Thomas Maher officiating. Interment will be in Champion Hill Cemetery in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Benzie County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
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      Kathryn Marie Crawford
      Died December 16, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Kathryn Marie Crawford, 78, of Rapid City, died Saturday.
      She was born on July 24, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of Raymond and Edna (Gallagher) Stock. On July 30, 1946, Kathryn married Victor L. Crawford in Long Island, N.Y.
      Kathryn was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; faith was an integral part of her life. She enjoyed cooking and being a mother and homemaker.
      She is survived by her husband, Victor L. Crawford; three sons, Jim (Maria Bicknell) Crawford of Tucson, Ariz., Rick Crawford of Washington, D.C., and Tom (Vilia Johnson) Crawford of Bellevue, Wash.; three grandchildren, Michael, Noah, and Christian; and one sister, Madolyn Cappell of Toms River, N.J. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids, with Evening Prayer at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski as celebrant. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
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      Daphne W. Doelker
      Died December 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Daphne W. Doelker, 80, of Traverse City and formerly of Albion and Kalamazoo, died Saturday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      She was born on August 7, 1920, in Albion, to Harold F. and Charlotte (Northrop) Wochholz. On May 14, 1947, in Albion, she married Frederick Doelker, who survives.
      Daphne was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church. She graduated from Albion College in 1942, and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Society. Daphne served in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE beginning in 1943. She was a radio operator stationed at Floyd Bennett Naval Air Station in New York. She loved to talk about her time in New York. Daphne was also an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Traverse City Golf and Country Club.
      She is survived by her husband; one son, Fred H. Doelker of Traverse City; two brothers, Harold F. (Phyllis) Wochholz of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Henry N. (Frances) Wochholz of Calamesa, Calif.; two nieces and two nephews.
      Memorial services will be arranged for this spring.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements have been handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      DAPHNE W. DOELKER, 80, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are pending by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      VIOLET ELIZABETH REIDLINGER, 91, of Interlochen, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.
      Arrangements are pending by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      Died December 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jacob William Fisher, 73, of Traverse City, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      Born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Stockbridge, Mich., he was the son of Pearl Lester and Verda Lucille (Mericle) Fisher. On Jan. 23, 1948, in Traverse City, he married the former Barbara J. Edenburn.
      He was a retired engineer and had been employed by Michigan Bell Telephone for 35 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II as a Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class-CB. He was a member of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780, the Traverse City Eagles, and the Mesick AMVETS.
      He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Traverse City; three sons, William W. Fisher of Fontana, Calif., Craig A. (Jacklyn) Fisher of Van Buren, Ark., and Jeffrey K. (Candice) Fisher of Traverse City; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patty A. (Kenneth) Mann of Lakeland, Fla.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Donald; and one sister, Mary Schavey.
      A memorial service, with full military honors under the auspices of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald T. Sunman will officiate. Friends may call at the time of the service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
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      Passed on December 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Denise Gavaldon, 45, of Traverse City, went to be with her Lord on Monday.
      Born April 19, 1955, in Pontiac, she was the daughter of Oral Norman Hook and Lavora Maxine Tupper. On Oct. 6, 1979, in Traverse City, she was united in marriage to John Gavaldon.
      As a public speaker, she enjoyed working with children teaching them the effects of drug abuse. Denise was also very active in the church. She loved crafts and animals.
      Survivors include her husband, John; brothers and sister, Michael Hook, Paul (Kirsten) Allen, Barbara (John) Kelley, Larry (Mary) Allen and many special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend Linda "Spin" Mazek and many other wonderful friends.
      Denise was preceded in death by her parents.
      A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Living God with Pastor John Bontrager officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Resurrection Life Church Building Fund or the Church of the Living God.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
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      Alvin J. Gidner
      Died December 15, 2000
      RAPID CITY-Alvin J. Gidner, 77, of Rapid City, died Friday.
      He was born on January 9, 1923 in Detroit, the son of Andrew and Rose (Gipperich) Gidner.
      Alvin was a Staff Sgt. in the Army, serving at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was a member of the Central Lake VFW Post #2001. He enjoyed the outdoors and his friends.
      Mr. Gidner is survived by his wife, Veda Gidner of Rapid City; nephews Gary A. (Carol) Gidner and Allan R. (Judy) Gidner, both of Calif.; and dear friends, Barry and Liz Riebow and family of Williamsburg.
      He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
      Visitation will be held 11 a.m. today until the time of service at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Internment will be in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Rapids EMS.
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      George Eldon Leikert
      Died December 15, 2000
      CEDAR-George E. Leikert, 73, formerly of Birmingham, died Friday at his home on Lime Lake in Cedar.
      Son of George G. and Bessie (Rockwell) Leikert, he was born June 25, 1927, in Bay City. On September 9, 1948, he married the former Shirley Elizabeth Howard, his childhood sweetheart since the age of 13, in Vassar.
      George graduated from Redford High School and attended the University of Michigan, followed by a tour of duty with the occupation forces in Japan. When his parents were killed in a 1947 train accident, he returned home and with his brothers took over the family business, Wolverine Hardware.
      In 1956, he was employed by Fisher Body Financial Division GMC. In 1985, he moved to Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Group of GM as the Senior Administrator of the Salaried Compensation and Benefit Plans Administration. Upon retirement in 1987, he moved from Birmingham to his summer home on Lime Lake in Leelanau County, where he served on the Cleveland Township Planning Commission Board, as well as Treasurer of the Leelanau Unit of the American Cancer Society, keeper of the Gold (treasurer) of the Leelanau Prospectors Club, and Treasurer of the Lime Lake Shores Association. He was also a member of the Leland Cross Country Ski Group, Lamplighters, Traverse City Elks Lodge, The Thursday Afternoon Poker Club, and the Redford High School Alumni Association.
      George was a man loved and respected by the many who knew him. He was first the loving and devoted husband of Shirley. For Shari and Howard, he was a wonderful father who showed how to live a full, fun, caring and loving life by example. The qualities that made him a great husband and father also made him an important member to the extended family and to the communities in which he lived. His generousity, kindness, and giving nature endeared him to all that were fortunate enogh to have him touch their lives.
      In addition to his wife, Shirley, George is survived by his daughter Shari (John Lanman) Leikert of New Baltimore, son Howard (April) Leikert and beloved granddaughter Amy Beth Leikert, all of Lowell. Also his sister Wilma Welfare of Detroit; sisters-in-law Sonya Leikert, Joyce Frank (Fred) Stackable and Arlone (Robert) Russel; nieces Marilyn Welfare Keller, Elizabeth Frank DeLyria, and Kathryn Russel; nephews James Welfare, Alan Welfare, James Leikert, Richard Frank, Scott Frank, William Frank, Robert Russel and David Russel, as well as great nieces and nephews and caregiver DeeDee Beuter.
      George was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Leikert, and brother-in-law Douglas Welfare.
      A memorial service will take place at the Leland United Methodist Church, 106 N. Fourth St, Leland, at 1 p.m. on Monday, with Pastor Joe Graybill officiating. The family will greet friends from noon until the time of the service.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 21021 Venture Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Jordan J. Norton
     
      TRAVERSE CITY-Infant son of Jason T. and Chastity Ann (Schaub) Norton.
      Survivors include grandparents, Debra Schaub of Traverse City, Alan Norton of Buckley, and Jan Norton of Portland Ore.; and brother, Tyler J. Norton.
      Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Bell-Borek Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, in Howell, with Rev. Carl Wesler officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Grand Traverse memorial Gardens.
      Anna M. (Lenhart) Woods
      Died December 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Anna M. Woods of Traverse City and formerly of Newberry, West Branch and Bay City, died on Friday.
      Mrs. Woods was born in Detroit, on August 25, 1918. On November 27, 1937 at St. Joseph's Church in Bay City, she married Orville J. Woods, who preceded her in death on September 13, 1997.
      Surviving are three sons, Richard J. (Kathryn) Woods of Traverse City, Thomas D. (Karla) Woods of Lake Leelanau and Robert K. (Beth) Woods of Traverse City; one granddaughter, Kelli; four grandsons, David (Julie) Woods, Tim (Dawn) Woods, Mike (Denise) Woods, and Chris Woods; and four great-grandchildren; Logan, Thomas, Cayla and Corrina.
      In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers.
      Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Catherine W. Richardson and The Rev. Edward Emenheiser will officiate. Friends may call at the church (341 Washington St.) one hour prior to the service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Commission on Aging, 520 W. Front St., Suite B, Traverse City.
      Funeral arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      DR. DAN W. EVERETT, 78, of Ca¤on City, Colo., and formerly of Traverse City, died Nov. 20, 2000.
      He was born on May 7, 1922, in Indianapolis, Ind. While a resident of Traverse City, he designed and directed the Arnell Engstrom Children's Center. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He retired in 1982 and moved to Colorado.
      Arrangements were handled by the Holt Family Funeral Home in Ca¤on City.
     
      JACOB WILLIAM FISHER, 73, of Traverse City, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      A memorial service, with full military honors conducted under the auspices of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald T. Sunman will officiate. Friends may call at the time of the service.
      A full obituary will appear in the Record-Eagle on Sunday.
     
      ALVIN J. GIDNER, 77, of Rapid City, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
      A complete obituary will be in the Sunday edition of the Record-Eagle.
     
      GEORGE E. LEIKERT, 73, of Cleveland Township, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000.
      A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the Leland United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
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      Died December 14, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Lester Evans Bahle, 92, of Suttons Bay, died on Thursday, December 14, 2000, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born on Nov. 4, 1908 in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Captain Esten and Laura (Gronseth) Bahle. Lester lived in Ludington until the death of his mother in 1918, at which time the family moved to Suttons Bay.
      He attended Suttons Bay schools, but graduated from the Ludington high school. He attended the University of Michigan School of Architecture, and Detroit Technical College.
      During World War II he served as a technical sergeant topographer in the African and Pacific Theatres. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
      After his discharge, Lester co-owned and operated the Civic Park Cleaners and Men's Shop in Flint with his brother Gordon. He retired in 1982 and returned to Suttons Bay in 1988. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay.
      Lester is survived by two sisters, Realpha (Haakon) Clausen of Suttons Bay, and Thelma (Ike) Hagen of Northport; one brother, Kenneth (Helen) Bahle of Suttons Bay; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Orville.
      A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. The Rev. Paul G. Kuhlman will officiate. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.
      Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church building fund.
      Interment will be in the spring in the Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
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      Howard V. Johnson
      Died December 12, 2000
      BENZONIA-Howard V. Johnson, 70, of Benzonia, passed away Wednesday morning at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Howard was born on September 30, 1930 in Stuttgart, Ark., the son of Charles and Adell (Seymore) Johnson. Howard had been a resident of Benzonia since 1939.
      Howard was employed by Luedtke Engineering as a Tug Boat Captain for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Howard served his country, honorably serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a former member of the Eagles and the American Legion Post in Frankfort.
      Howard was an AVID card player and he enjoyed refinishing furniture. His greatest joy and priority was his grandchildren.
      On August 11, 1979, he married Sandra Girven, who survives. Howard is also survived by his sons, Dave (Shirley) of Bloomington, Ind., Joe (Kristi) of Benzonia, and Tim of Chicago; daughters Charla Johnson of Eugene Ore., Cheryl Johnson of Frankfort, and Shawna (Todd) Purgeil of Thompsonville; and 11 grandchildren. Howard is survived as well by his brothers, Don of Chicago and Jim (Olga) of South Carolina; and his sisters Nina (Ross) Ghaston of Honor, Ruth Maginity of Benzonia, Betz Paupore and Charlene Kortokrax, both of Traverse City.
      Services will be held today at 2 p.m. from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, with Pastor Ken Blair officiating.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either The Maples or Grand Traverse Hospice.
      June Raymond
      Died December 14, 2000
      ELBERTA - June Raymond, 75, of Elberta, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      June was born on July 31, 1925, in Cadillac. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Maude (Dudley) Davis.
      June was the loving wife of Al Raymond. They were married in 1949 in Grand Rapids and later moved to Elberta.
      June enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved her two dogs, Muddy and Sam.
      June is survived by her husband, Al; one son, Terry Raymond of New Orleans; one daughter, Patricia (Steve) Mitchell of Kalkaska; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth and David.
      A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday from the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes, where friends may call on Monday from noon until the time of service. The Rev. Richard Stoddard will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.
     
     
      ELIZABETH A. BURKHEISER, 85, died Wednesday morning in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ANNE H. GREEN, 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Tender Care of Traverse City.
      No services are planned at this time. A full obituary will appear Friday.
     
      SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, 80, of Sparta, Wisc. and formerly of Mancelona, died on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisc.
      Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
     
      CHARLES ALLEN WRIGHT, 55, formerly of Clarkston, died Tuesday at his home in Grayling. He was born July 4, 1945 in Detroit. He was a retired painter for the automotive industry.
      Visitation will take place today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      EUGENE JOSEPH ZIENTEK, 66, of Manistee, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Manistee.
      Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee.
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      Lena Marie Bauer
      Died December 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Lena Marie Bauer, 96, a lifelong resident of Kingsley and Traverse City, died Tuesday.
      Lena was born on November 26, 1904 in Kingsley to Frank and Katherine (Wolf) Schmuckal. She was married at St. Mary's in Hannah on September 15, 1926 to Joseph Bauer.
      Fondly known by her grandchildren as "Grandma Joe", Lena's grandchildren were very special to her. She was a very creative person and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and playing the piano. She spent time volunteering at church, as well.
      Lena is survived by her five children, Dorothy (Max) Elliott of Traverse City, Wilma (Maynard) Elliott of Grawn, Richard (Betty) Bauer of Kingsley, John (Eva) Bauer of Lake Ann, and Romana (Sherwood) Herman of Traverse City; and one sister, Margaret Bogart of Kinglsey. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
      Lena is preceded in death her parents; her husband; three sisters; and one brother.
      Visitation will take place Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley and Friday at the church from 11 a.m. to the time of service. The Rosary will be held Thursday at 8 p.m at the funeral home.
      Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 12 noon at St. Mary's in Hannah. Internment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hannah.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary's Hannah School.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
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      Howard V. Johnson
      Died December 12, 2000
      BENZONIA-Howard V. Johnson, 70, of Benzonia, passed away Wednesday morning at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Howard was born on September 30, 1930 in Stuttgart, Ark., the son of Charles and Adell (Seymore) Johnson. Howard had been a resident of Benzonia since 1939.
      Howard was employed by Luedtke Engineering as a Tug Boat Captain for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Howard served his country, honorably serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a former member of the Eagles and American Legion Post in Frankfort.
      Howard was an AVID card player and he enjoyed refinishing furniture. His greatest joy and priority was his grandchildren.
      On August 11, 1979, he married Sandra Given, who survives. Howard is also survived by his sons, Dave (Shirley) of Bloomington, Ind., Joe (Kristi) of Benzonia, and Tim of Chicago; daughters Charla Johnson of Eugene Ore., Cheryl Johnson of Frankfort, and Shawna (Todd) Purgeil of Thompsonville; and 11 grandchildren. Howard is survived as well by his brothers Don of Chicago and Jim (Olga) of S.C.; and his sisters Nina (Ross) Ghaston of Honor, Ruth Maginity of Benzonia, Betz Paupore and Charlene Kortokrax, both of Traverse City.
      Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, with Pastor Ken Blair officiating. Friends may meet with the family on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either The Maples or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Mary S. Stedman
      Died December 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Mary S. Stedman, 66, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at her home.
      Born March 2, 1934, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Moinar) Veresh. On Jan. 15, 1966, in Allen Park, she married George Stedman.
      A resident of Traverse City since 1989, she moved here from Fenton where she had lived since 1966. Mary was employed as a dietitian at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, at Greenfields Restaurant in Detroit and also at Ford Motor Company. She later taught at Southwestern High School in Flint and also at Northwest Vocational Education Center in Clarkston until her retirement. She was also an excellent cook, baker and hostess, to the great enjoyment of her friends and family. She was a master gardener and gardening was her greatest love. Other outdoor activities included golf and fishing.
      Mary is survived by her children, Claudia (Robert) Craig of Traverse City and Matthew (Tamara) Stedman of Grand Blanc. She is also survived by her granddaughters Kylie Lynne and Katie Maureen, Sarah Elizabeth and Abby Rose; a sister, Eva (Julius) Tatar of Suttons Bay; brothers, Louis (Helen) Veresh of Suttons Bay and William (Helen) Veresh of Lincoln Park; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Veresh of Milford and Anenia Veresh of Detroit, and many nieces and nephews, of whom all were her favorites.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, George; a son, George "Chip" Stedman, Jr.; her parents; and her brothers, John, Joseph and Steve.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Becky Chamberlain officiating. Friends may call at the time of service.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, Cherryland Humane Society or the America Cancer Society.
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      Mildred Van Petten
      Died December 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Mildred Van Petten, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      She was born August 26, 1911 at the family home in Blair Township and spent all 89 of her birthdays at the place of her birth, the family home. She was the daughter of John and Clara (Brakel) Canfield, the youngest of eight children raised on the family farm near Silver Lake. On June 28, 1937, in Traverse City, she married William Van Petten who preceded her in death.
      Mildred's elementary school days were spent at the two room school house in Grawn, which was a three mile walk to and from home. During high school, she and her twin sister, Margaret, lived downtown. Mildred graduated in 1929 from Traverse City High School. She and Margaret continued their education at Central Michigan Normal in Mt. Pleasant, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching certificate.
      Mildred began her career as a high school teacher. She taught in Bellaire, Whittemore, Brimley, Linden and Fenton school systems. She retired from teaching in June of 1971.
      She was very much a family person and was devoted to her family's land. A member of Grawn United Methodist Church, Mildred also enjoyed the company of her many friends, traveling, playing cards, baking, bowling, and swimming in Silver Lake.
      She is survived by her son, William (Peggy) Van Petten, Jr. of Allen, Tx.; two grandsons, Steve and Jason, and many nieces and nephews.
      Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Richard, and siblings; Ida Ann, Crystal, Thereasa, Margaret (her twin), Bill, and twins, Carl and Charles.
      Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Biteman officiating.
      Burial will be in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Grawn.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grawn United Methodist Church.
      George A. Widmaier
      Died December 11, 2000
      NORTHPORT-George A. Widmaier, 80, of Northport died Monday evening at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      George was born on March 27, 1920 in Detroit, to Richard and Grace (Innis) Widmaier. He was married in January 1940 to the former Betty Jeanne Rigley, who preceded him in death on September 23, 1994.
      George was a contractor for custom homes, building many in the Plymouth area. He and Betty Jeanne retired in 1973 and moved to Northport, where George was a member of the Northport Lions Club.
      The family wishes to thank the staff of the long term care unit of Leelanau Memorial Health Center for their loving care of George.
      He is survived by two daughters Judy (Fred) Clement of Sebastian, Fla.; and Sally (Dow) Swope of Williamsburg; a son, George G. Widmaier of Elk Rapids; and eight grandchildren, Debra, Drake and Tracy Kurtz; Michael, Steven, and George Widmaier; David Clement; and Teri Campbell; as well as nine great grandchildren.
      George was preceded in death also by his brother William; and his grandson Scott.
      Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. James H. Beadle officiating, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at the Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Memorial Health Center, long term care unit.
     
      ZELDA M. PACKARD, 101, of Frankfort passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Frankfort.
      Arrangements are being handled by The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      Estelle Mosher Boughey
      Died December 13, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Estelle Mosher Boughey, 86, of Nashville, Tenn., went to be with her Lord Wednesday after a short illness.
      Estelle is survived by three children, Grace M. Boughey of Nashville, Tenn., Alice Stackhouse of Kalamazoo, and Clyde L. (Patricia) Roberston, Jr., of Traverse City; three granchildren, Charles Sedlacek of Kalamazoo, Tammy L. (Kieth) Mackenzie of Fenton, and Randy (Lori) Robertson of Cryne, Ky. She is also survived by four sisters, Mary Alice Grapentine of Atascadaro, Calif., Shirley Erwin of Traverse City, Maybelle Flees of Grawn, and Joyce (Robert) Brown of Caro; and one brother, Ray Frank of Eaton Rapids. She also leaves behind three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
      She will be cremated in Nashville, with a graveside service planned in Traverse City in the spring.
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      Elizabeth M. Burkheiser
      Died December 13, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Elizabeth M. Burkheiser, 85, formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday in Traverse City, her residence of the past 25 years.
      Elizabeth was born in Republic, MI on December 18, 1914, to Fred and Hortense (VanHavermaat) Goggin. On November 25, 1933, she married William P. Burkheiser in Detroit.
      Elizabeth attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #383 in Traverse City. She was an employee of Chysler Corp. at the Mound Rd. Engine Plant until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of the lower Michigan UAW Retired Workers. Elizabeth especially enjoyed playing Bingo.
      She is survived by four children, Thomas Burkheiser of Warren; Bonnie Burkheiser of Traverse City; Mimi (Marty) McEvoy of Farmington Hills; and Susan (Ken) Beck of Chapman, Ks.; her sister, Agnes (Woody) Barnes of St Clair Shores; 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
      Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William, on June 9, 1990; two brothers, Jack and Fred Goggin; and one sister, Geneva Rossi.
      No services are planned.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 400 Boardman Ave, Traverse City, MI, 49684.
      Arrangements have been handled by Reynold-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Anne H. Green
      Died December 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Anne H. Green, 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday.
      She was born October 26, 1913 to Klaas and Klaska "Clara" (Fliestra) Hartsuiker in Rock Valley Iowa. In 1935 she married Dr. B.W. Green in Hawarden, Iowa.
      Anne is survived by her sons, Blythe (Sigrid) Green, Jr., of Grand Ledge; Dr. Ted (Grace) Green of Brookfield, Wisc.; sisters Ellen (Manford) Billings of Calif.; Jackie (Winefred) Berryman of Okla.; grandsons Blythe III of Miss.; Theo of Milwaukee, Wisc.; Jon of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Miles of Milwaukee, Wisc.
      Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Tracy; and brothers Klaas and Billy.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to East Bay Cavalry Church.
      Josephine Rae Mazurek
      Died December 14, 2000
      CEDAR-Josephine Rae Mazurek, 83, lifelong resident of the Traverse City and Cedar area, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Josephine was born December 2, 1917, in South Boardman, to Ray and Lottie (Brackenburry) Dick. She was married December 29, 1951 to Adam X. Mazurek at the Holy Rosary Rectory.
      Before she was married, Josephine worked for Kresges downtown and also for Parts Manufacturing. After marrying, she worked with her husband on the family centennial farm. She enjoyed sports and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate. Most recently, on her 83rd birthday, she traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to see her grandson, Jamie Mazurek, play basketball for Lake Superior State.
      She is survived by her four children, Noel "Jean" Galla of Cedar, Gerri Ann (Frank) Brzezinski of Cedar, Gary Paul (Cheryl) Mazurek of Cedar, and Barry Philip (Barb) Mazurek of Cedar; sister Betty Barry of Marquette; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
      Josephine is preceded in death by her husband, Adam, on January 23, 2000; her step mother, Mary Etta Matteson; two sisters, Marjory Crump and Arliss Haviland; her brother, LeRoy Dick; and her son-in-law, Paul Galla.
      Private family services will take place.
      In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Cedar Rescue.
      Arrangements have been handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Homes of Traverse City.
     
      Juanita M. O'Toole
      BELOVED MOTHER OF KATHLEEN, JOHN, AND ELIZABETH
      Passed away December 12, 2000
      God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's Garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
      Contributions made in her name to the Cherryland Humane Society and the Father Fred Foundation are sincerely appreciated and heartfelt.
      Marsha Ann "Marti" Stites
      Died December 9, 2000
      NASHVILLE-Marsha Ann "Marti" Stites, 62, formerly of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home in Nashville, Tenn., where she has lived for the past 20 years.
      Marsha was born on December 13, 1937, in Williamsburg, to Mahlon R. and Ivah M. (Shaw) Blakeslee. On August 22, 1954, she was married to Irwin R. Stites in Boyne City.
      Marsha worked for 25 years in claims with State Farm Insurance in Big Rapids. She also worked 13 years at Northern Telcom in Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of Sweet Adelines in Big Rapids and Eastern Star. She loved to bowl, travel, play the piano and sing, and often played for weddings and funerals.
      She is survived by her husband, Irwin R. Stites of Nashville, Tenn.; her sons, Capt. Ronald P. (Kim) Stites of Virginia Beach, Va., and Leonard A. Stites of Lebanon, Tenn; daughters Dawn M. (Gilbert) Infants of Mesa, Az., and Julia A. (Alan) Koschmider of Cadillac; and sister Karon (James) Anderson of Williamsburg; as well as 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
      Marsha is preceded in death by her parents, Mahlon and Ivah Blakeslee, and a brother, Whitney R. Blakeslee.
      A funeral service at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church in April 2001 will be announced at a later date.
      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in her memory. A recipient has not been chosen at this time. Memorial donations may be directed to the family in care of Julia Koschmider, 3519 W. Cecil Rd., Cadillac, MI 49601.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Goldie Josephine Tedder
      Died December 10, 2000
      WHITE LAKE-Goldie Josephine Tedder, 86, of White Lake, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 10.
      Mrs. Tedder was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pontiac. She will be missed by family and friends too numerous to mention.
      She is survived by her son, Donald J. (Sharon A. ) Cole and her daughter, Annette S. (Thomas H. ) Elliott; she was the loving grandmother of Amber G, Katherine D., Sarah E., Joshua T., Rachel A., and the late Christina A.; step grandmother of Gregory M., Jennifer L., Jeffrey M., Sherry M., Kristin A. and Kimberly M; great-grandmother of Brenden H. and step great-grandmother of Christopher L; step daughter of Cyrus C. Johnson; sister of Clifford (Mary) Meyers and Margery DeLong; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and dearest lifelong friend, Rose Mills.
      Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Rudd officiating. Internment will take place at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
      Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pontiac. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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      Mildred Van Petten
      Died December 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Mildred Van Petten, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      She was born August 26, 1911 at the family home in Blair Township and spent all 89 of her birthdays at the place of her birth, the family home. She was the daughter of John and Clara (Brakel) Canfield, the youngest of eight children raised on the family farm near Silver Lake. On June 28, 1937, in Traverse City, she married William Van Petten who preceded her in death.
      Mildred's elementary school days were spent at the two room school house in Grawn, which was a three mile walk to and from home. During high school, she and her twin sister, Margaret, lived downtown. Mildred graduated in 1929 from Traverse City High School. She and Margaret continued their education at Central Michigan Normal in Mt. Pleasant, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching certificate.
      Mildred began her career as a high school teacher. She taught in Bellaire, Whittemore, Brimley, Linden and Fenton school systems. She retired from teaching in June of 1971.
      She was very much a family person and was devoted to her family's land. A member of Grawn United Methodist Church, Mildred also enjoyed the company of her many friends, traveling, playing cards, baking, bowling, and swimming in Silver Lake.
      She is survived by her son, William (Peggy) Van Petten, Jr. of Allen, Tx.; two grandsons, Steve and Jason, and many nieces and nephews.
      Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Richard, and siblings; Ida Ann, Crystal, Thereasa, Margaret (her twin), Bill, and twins, Carl and Charles.
      Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Biteman officiating.
      Burial will be in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Grawn.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grawn United Methodist Church.
     
     
      EVALINE B. BOOTH, 81, of Traverse City, died the evening of Monday Dec. 11, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      No services are planned at this time. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      DENISE GAVALDON, 45, of Traverse City, passed on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      MILDRED VAN PETTEN, 89, of Traverse City, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
            Arthur J. Hunt
      Passed on December 11, 2000
      ARCADIA - Arthur J. Hunt, 63, of Arcadia, passed on Monday at his home.
      Art was born July 19, 1937, in Blaine Township, the son of Merton and Edna (Clark) Hunt.
      Art worked for the Ann Arbor Railroad as a switchman until 1982. He was also a dedicated farmer who loved draft horses. He used his draft horses for plowing, collecting sap and giving hay and sleigh rides, and participating in many parades. Art was a member of Herring Lake Baptist Church, serving as a deacon of the church. Art's main interests and concerns were his family and his church.
      On March 29, 1958, at Herring Lake, he married the former Gail Moore, who survives. Art is also survived by his daughter, Carey (Kim) McCaughna of Arcadia; sons, David and Billy - both of Arcadia; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his mother, Edna; brothers, Jim (Catherine) Hunt of Frankfort and Dan (Jean) Hunt of Missouri; and two sisters, Kathy (Leon) Chilson of Buckley and Janice (Keith) Greenwald of Tinslow.
      His father, Merton, preceded Art in death.
      Friends may meet with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Herring Lake Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Coleman officiating. Interment will be at Blaine Township Cemetery in the spring.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either Herring Lake Baptist Church or Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
      George A. Widmaier
      Died December 11, 2000
      NORTHPORT-George A. Widmaier, 80, of Northport died Monday evening at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      George was born on March 27, 1920 in Detroit, to Richard and Grace (Innis) Widmaier. He was married in January 1940 to the former Betty Jeanne Rigley, who preceded him in death on September 23, 1994.
      George was a contractor for custom homes, building many in the Plymouth area. He and Betty Jeanne retired in 1973 and moved to Northport, where George was a member of the Northport Lions Club.
      The family wishes to thank the staff of the long term care unit of Leelanau Memorial Health Center for their loving care of George.
      George is survived by two daughters Judy (Fred) Clement of Sebastian, Fla.; and Sally (Dow) Swope of Williamsburg; a son, George G. Widmaier of Elk Rapids; and eight grandchildren, Debra, Drake and Tracy Kurtz; Michael, Steven, and George Widmaier; David Clement; and Teri Campbell; as well as nine great grandchildren.
      George was preceded in death also by his brother William; and his grandson Scott.
      Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, with Rev. James H. Beadle officiating, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at the Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Memorial Health Center, long term care unit.
     
      CHARLES BUSH, 39, of Traverse City died Saturday, Dec. 9 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Verna L. Moran
      Died December 10, 2000
      MANCELONA-Verna L. Moran, 65, of Mancelona, died Sunday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Born in Kalkaska on October 28, 1935, Verna was the daughter of Alvah H. and Thelma (Rugg) Johnson. On January 1, 1954, in Alden, she married Robert Moran, who survives.
      Mrs. Moran was a caseworker for the Family Independence Agency prior to her retirement, and resided in Utica before moving to this area. She was a member of the State Retired Employee Association and the Quality Thyme Garden Club. She enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, Verna is survived by three sons, David (Sherry) Moran of Metamora; Richard (Audrey) Moran of Rangely, Colo.; and Mark (Karla) Moran of Battle Creek; a brother, Alvah (Doris) Johnson of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; six granchildren; and four step grandchildren.
      One brother, Glen Johnson, preceded Verna in death.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Rev. Bob Stark will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Kalkaska.
      Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the American Lung Association.
     
     
      LEONA B. AKE, 81, of Manistee died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at the West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Visitation will take place Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Manistee. Friends may call at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
     
      PHYLLIS COVEY, 73, formerly of Torch River, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Kalamazoo.
     
      VIRGINIA A. HELMINSKI, 87, of Manistee died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at her home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
     
      JUDITH F. ROBERTSON, 59, of Cadillac, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at Spectrum East Grand Rapids. She was born August 14, 1941, in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hitesman Funeral Home of Cadillac, with the Rev. Nancy Barton officiating.
     
      Charles "Charlie" W. Bush
      Died December 9, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Charles "Charlie" W. Bush, 39, of Traverse City, died Saturday at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
      Charlie was born July 26, 1961 in Traverse City to Harold and Hellen (Roush) Bush. On May 21, 1988 Charlie married the former Christina "Tina" Maddox in Traverse City. They were married for over 12 years.
      Charlie was employed by Tower Automotive for many years. He was known as a hard worker who enjoyed joking with his many friends.
      During his childhood in Traverse City, Charlie played baseball with his father coaching the team. He graduated from Traverse City High School, where he also played on the school baseball team. Charlie loved the outdoors, especially hunting every year with his father, brothers, and many uncles and cousins. Fishing was also a favorite, swapping stories with whoever would listen.
      His widow remembers, "I will never forget his laugh and the way his eyes would twinkle with mischief." The family will remember getting up early on cold winter days to get ready for the weekly snowmobile races in Cedar.
      Charlie will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, and son. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his boys grow, and participating in their various activities. Charlie lived his life not to impress anyone, he was just "Charlie". He loved simple, everyday things.
      Charlie is survived by his wife Christina "Tina" Bush; sons Jason, age 10, and Adam, age 8; parents Harold and Hellen Bush; brothers Craig (Chris) Bush; Greg (Loretta) Bush; his sister Deb (Mike) Rademaker; four nephews and one niece; his paternal grandfather Alfred Bush; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of Traverse City.
      Charlie was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and grandmother Wilson and Hazel Roush; paternal grandmother Naioma Bush; a niece Lisa Bush; and a nephew Brandon Bush.
      Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City, with the Rev. Becky A. Chamberlain officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place at the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Blair Township Volunteer Fire Department, or to a fund to be placed in trust for a college education for Charlie's sons.
      The Bush family is appreciative of the many friends who have given their support to the family these last difficult months.
     
      JACK O. HAKALA, 91, of Kaleva, passed on Dec. 9, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Kaleva, the son of Juho and Josefina (Mantyla) Hakala.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, also in Kaleva. Interment will be at Maple Grove Township Cemetery in the spring of 2001.
     
      MARY SAGAN, 89, of Traverse City, passed on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Jan Currie Huyck
      July 5, 1950 - December 7, 2000 Traverse City, MI
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jan was born in Alma, Mich., the daughter of Leon and Geraldine Currie. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Alma High School in 1968. After graduation she studied at Patricia Stevens' Modeling School in Wisconsin until moving to Germany to marry Ronnie W. Huyck of Ithaca, who was serving in the U.S. Army. They were married in Babenhausen, Germany by the Bergermeister (Mayor) on July 4, 1969 and a Catholic ceremony preceded on July 19, 1969.
      They returned to Midland where Jan became a certified dental assistant and in May of 1974 gave birth to a daughter, Corey Anne Huyck.
      In the spring of 1977 the family moved to a new home in Frankenmuth, Mich., where they resided until the summer of 1981. At that time Ron was transferred through General Motors to Decatur, Ala. Jan loved the warm weather and made many new and dear friends during the 11 years she spent there. In 1991 she was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and in the summer of 1992 she returned to Saginaw, Mich. to be closer to her family. Shortly after her mother Geraldine passed away in March of 1999 she moved to Traverse City, Mich. where she was able to enjoy many family gatherings on Silver Lake.
      Jan is survived by her husband, Ron Huyck; two brothers, Greg (Karlene) Currie and Ryan Currie - both of Traverse City; and a daughter, Corey, of Chicago, Ill.
      Memorial services will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Father Gerri Micketti serving as celebrant.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Huntington's (HDSA) - Michigan Chapter, 5900 Mason, Mason, MI 48642.
      Mrs. Leola May Essex Johnson Klise
      Died December 9, 2000
      GRAND RAPIDS - Mrs. Leola May Essex Johnson Klise, 90, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord on Saturday.
      Leola had a great zest for life and enjoyed music. She lived in Traverse City and was an adult foster care provider there for over 30 years.
      She is survived by her three daughters, Marilyn Larson and Barbara (William) Winowiecki - both of Owosso and Joan Baynton of Essex; one son, Jerome (Phyllis) Essex; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Smith and Lois (William) Bednarz; brothers, DeVitte and Frederick Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Mrs. Klise was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Klise; a daughter, Rosalyn Essex; brothers Al, Todd, Nate and Ray Johnson; and a sister, Eunice Willey.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel in Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at the chapel with Rev. Larry Erlandson officiating. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Music Fund, 1023 S. Division Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
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      Maybelle L. Round
      Died December 7, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Maybelle L. Round, 81, of Traverse City, joined her beloved husband Bob in heaven on Dec. 7, 2000, and is once again able to stand up straight and is no longer in pain.
      Maybelle was born Oct. 18, 1919, in St. Johns, the daughter of Charles and Orcelia (Rosier) Dutton. On June 17, 1939, in Traverse City, she married G. Robert Round.
      A resident of Traverse City since the age of six, Maybelle came here from St. Johns with her family. Maybelle was a homemaker and was very supportive of her husband, Bob, whom was a chef for Rounds Circle Inn, which was owned and operated by his brother Bill. She also dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Maybelle was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and enjoyed gardening and sewing.
      Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie J. (William J.) King and Elizabeth M. 'Betty' (Robert A.) Wheeler - both of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Todd King of Traverse City and Melissa King and her fiance Scott Steffes of Grawn; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer King, Nicole Potts and Hailee King; a sister, Esther Whiteford and a brother, Charles Dutton and a nephew, Don Whiteford - all of Williamsburg.
      Maybelle was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ernest.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 5 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 with Rev. William Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the NMC Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund in the names of Robert and Maybelle Round.
     
      Mary S. Stedman
      Died December 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary S. Stedman, 66, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at home.
      Born March 2, 1934, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Molnar) Veresh. On Jan. 15, 1966, in Allen Park, she married George Stedman.
      A resident of Traverse City since 1989, she moved here from Fenton where she had lived since 1966. Mary was employed as a dietitian at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, at Greenfields Restaurant in Detroit and also at Ford Motor Company. She later taught at Southwestern High School in Flint and also at Northwest Vocational Education Center in Clarkston. She also taught at Southwestern High School in Flint and retired from Northwest Vocational Education Center in Clarkston until her retirement. She was also an excellent cook, baker and hostess, to the great enjoyment of her friends and family. She was a master gardener and gardening was her greatest love. Other outdoor activities included golf and fishing.
      Mary is survived by her children, Claudia (Robert) Craig of Traverse City and Matthew (Tamara) Stedman of Grand Blanc. She is also survived by her granddaughters Kylie Lynne and Katie Maureen, Sarah Elizabeth and Abby Rose; a sister, Eva (Julius) Tatar of Suttons Bay; brothers, Louis (Helen) Veresh of Suttons Bay and William (Helen) Veresh of Lincoln Park; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Veresh of Milford and Anenia Veresh of Detroit; and many nieces and nephews, of whom all were her favorites.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, George; a son, George "Chip" Stedman, Jr.; her parents; and her brothers, John, Joseph and Steve.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Becky Chamberlain officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home at the time of service.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, Cherryland Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.
      Bernice May Wiitala
      Died December 9, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bernice May Wiitala, 84, of Traverse City, went to be with her Lord on Saturday at her home.
      Born May 4, 1916, in Bailey, she was the daughter of Lewis and Minnie (Brink) McClain. On July 13, 1935, at Calvary Baptist Church in Muskegon. Bernice married Eino J. Wiitala and in 1942 they moved to Marilla.
      Bernice and her husband were instrumental in the formation of the Kaleva Baptist Church where they both were among the charter members. After moving to Traverse City in the early 1980's, Bernice became a very active member of Bethany Baptist Church. A retired teacher's aide at Mesick Consolidated Schools, Bernice was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. She also enjoyed reading and ceramics but she especially enjoyed knitting. She personally knitted over 2000 bonnets for the nursery at Munson Medical Center and was honored by the hospital and featured in a newspaper article for her accomplishment.
      Bernice is survived by her children, Donald (Joan) Wiitala of Williamsburg, Carol (Gerald) Stevens of Traverse City and Marilee (Richard) Duncan of Novi. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Dorothy Davenport and Fern Swierenga - both of Muskegon, along with many nieces and nephews.
      Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Eino, on April 8, 1983; her great-grandsons, Jeffrey Aaron Stevens in 1979 and Adam Taylor in 1998; her brothers, Ernest, Marion, Robert and Clarence McClain; and by her sisters, Edna Poort and Lena Whitsel.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastors Donald Sunmen and Richard Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Marilla Cemetery near Kaleva.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kaleva Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, Kaleva, MI 49645. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      DENNIS P. HUGHES, 66, of Manistee, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at his home in Manistee. Dennis was born Aug. 20, 1934 in Dubuque, Iowa.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where there will be an evening prayer at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
      Larry Mott
      Died December 1, 2000
      MANCELONA - Larry Mott, 29, of Mancelona, died Friday, Dec. 1, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Larry was born on Aug. 23, 1971, in Flint, the son of James and Lila (Putman) Mott. Larry worked as a carpenter and he enjoyed artistic drawing as well as architectural and mechanical drafting.
      Larry is survived by his parents, James, Sr. and Lila Mott of Mancelona; one brother, James (Karen) Mott, Jr. of Interlochen; three sisters, Robin (Lance) Nichols of Mancelona, Lisa (Prakash) Gurung of Kalkaska and Heather Mott of Kalkaska; four nieces; eight nephews; his ex-wife, Debbie Comstock of Kalkaska; and three stepchildren, Nancy, Ricky and JoAnn Brown - all of Kalkaska.
      Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000. Arrangements were handled by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. of Mancelona.
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      Maybelle L. Round
      Died December 7, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Maybelle L. Round, 81, of Traverse City, joined her beloved husband Bob in heaven on Dec. 7, 2000, and is once again able to stand up straight and is no longer in pain.
      Maybelle was born Oct. 18, 1919, in St. Johns, the daughter of Charles and Orcelia (Rosier) Dutton. On June 17, 1939, in Traverse City, she married G. Robert Round.
      A resident of Traverse City since the age of six, Maybelle came here from St. Johns with her family. Maybelle was a homemaker and was very supportive of her husband, Bob, whom with his brother Bill, owned and operated Rounds Circle Inn. She also dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Maybelle was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and enjoyed gardening and sewing.
      Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie J. (William J.) King and Elizabeth M. 'Betty' (Robert A.) Wheeler - both of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Todd King and Melissa King - both of Traverse City; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer King, Nicole Potts and Hailee King; a sister, Esther Whiteford and a brother, Charles Dutton - both of Williamsburg.
      Maybelle was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ernest.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 5 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 with Rev. William Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the NMC Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund in the names of Robert and Maybelle Round.
     
      WINIFRED L. SALOW, 80, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. of Monroe.
      ALINE C. SKURNIT, 83, of Bellaire died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. Born July 25, 1917 in Detroit, she was an Avon sales representative for 30 years.
      A Funeral Mass will be recited at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church in Bellaire, where friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Mass. Arrangements are handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      EVA T. SNYDER, 87, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Durand.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Edith L. Hook
      Died November 30, 2000
      BENZONIA-Edith L. Hook, 87, of Benzonia went to be with her Lord on Wednesday at The Homesteader in Benzonia.
      Edith was born May 19, 1913, in Grand Rapids, to William T. and Lillian (Perschbacher) Sanders. On July 28, 1938, in Grand Rapids, she was married to Thomas D. Hook.
      Edith was a homemaker and lived in Glen Ellyn, Ill. for 38 years, and then retired to Crystal Lake, in Beulah, in 1976. For the last three years, she resided at The Homesteader in Benzonia.
      Edith is survived by her sons Sanders (Bettie) Hook of West Chicago, Ill.; Daniel (Trudi) Hook of Waterford; and Charles (Pam) Hook of Hudsonville. Edith was the loving grandmother of Kimberly (Tom) O'Neil; Michelle (Rick) Anderson; Melanie Hook; Eric (Michelle) Hook; and Alicia, Lindsay and Ryan Hook.
      Edith was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, Thomas D. Hook in 1997.
      Services will be held at The First Congregational Church of Benzonia, Saturday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Davidson and Rev. Telfer Mook officiating. Friends may call at the church at the time of the service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Benzonia or to the Habitat for Humanity. Any expression of sympathy may be mailed to the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, 1417 Beulah Hwy., Beulah, MI, 49617, which will then be forwarded to the family.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Benzonia.
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      James Luke Kingon
      Died November 30, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS-Jim Kingon, 56, a resident of Elk Rapids, died early Thursday morning from complications of lung cancer.
      Jim was born in Adrian on May 8, 1944, and spent his formative years there. His parents were Dr. Charles H. and Mildred (Luke) Kingon.
      Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree from Adrian College in 1968. He was a member of the U.S. Army reserve from 1967 through 1973. Jim was a teacher for the Tecumseh Public School system for 15 years and earned a Master of Arts degree in education administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1976.
      In the mid 1980s, Jim moved to the Traverse City area and for the past ten years had been employed at the Shanty Creek Resort. He was an avid sports enthusiast and coached many youth teams in baseball and basketball. He played tennis for Adrian College and his favorite pastime was golf.
      Jim is preceded in death by his parents.
      He is survived by his brother Bob and sister-in-law Karen of Milton Township; nephew Russell Kingon of Santa Cruz, Calif.; niece Kristine Davis of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his aunt and uncle Roberta and Watson Hogarth of Milton Township.
      No services are planned at this time.
      Donations in Jim Kingon's memory may be made to the Kewadin Methodist Church, Kewadin, Mi. 49629.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.
     
     
      Dolores R. Mendenhall
      Died November 29, 2000
      FRANKFORT-Dolores R. Mendenhall, 74, a resident of Frankfort since 1948, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Dolores was born on April 8, 1926 in Cebu City, Philippines, the daughter of Vicente and Ingracia (Sarmiento) Ruiz.
      During her work life, Dolores worked for Classen's Toggery for 20 years, Olsen Sayles and Handiworks for Kids, all in Frankfort.
      Dolores was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and the Altar Society in Frankfort. She was a reading tutor for the summer program at Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools. She was a member of the Entre Nous Club, Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce. Dolores served as a host mother for several exchange students.
      Dolores is survived by her daughters Peggy (James) Prendergast of Bellevue, Ky.; Kim (Dan) Kidder of Frankfort; and Billie Jo (Steve) Gorski of Cadillac; seven granchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Manuel Ruiz of New York and Fernando Ruiz in the Philippines, and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; a son RJ in 1949; brothers Jesus Ruiz and Antonio Ruiz; and sisters Milagros Ruiz and Veronica Ruiz.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, where a wake service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m..
      Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. from St. Ann Catholic Church, with Father James Bearss serving as celebrant.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Ann Catholic Church.
     
      WAINO VICTOR GUSTAFSON, 94, of Benzonia, formerly of North Shore Road in Bear Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at The Homesteader in Benzonia. He was born May 27, 1906, in Pleasanton Township.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Visitation will be from noon Sunday at the funeral home until the time of service. Interment will be in the Old School House Cemetery in Brown Township.
      DORIS V. WABSIS, 69, of Manistee, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. An Elder of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, she was born March 25, 1931, in Bear Lake.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring of 2001 at Fairview Cemetery in Bear Lake.
      Louise Ann Kane
      Died November 29, 2000
      PESHAWBESTOWN - Louise Ann Kane, 78, of Peshawbestown, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Louise was born on High Island, the daughter of Alex and Esther (Washegesic) Cornstalk. She attended Holy Childhood Catholic School in Harbor Springs and North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Louise graduated from Salt Lake City Community College with an associate's degree in substance abuse counseling. She was the first tribal council member from Charlevoix to serve the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She belonged to Three Fires Nation, Turtle Clan and was a carrier of the traditional prayer pipe for her people. She served as the Beaver Island Tribal Historian and Grand Traverse Band Peacemaker. Louise also worked as a teacher's aid at Suttons Bay Middle School, and was cook at the Elder's Community. She served as counselor and director of Community Action for Rural Indians (C.A.R.I.). She attended St. Mary's Church in Charlevoix.
      Louise is survived by her children, Arrow (Susan) Hayes of Warwick, RI, Thomas Shelby Jeffrey of Indian River, Ronald Lee (Holly) Jeffrey of Suttons Bay, Bonita M. (Dave) Thompson of Ottawa, Ohio, Sharon K. (Charles) Jenkins of Dearborn Heights, Donzelle Kane of Beaver Island, Theresa (Sonny) Wabanimkee of South Haven; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Helen (Robert) Paul, Irene (Michael) Mitchell and Alvina Cornstalk - all of Charlevoix, and Rose Denemy of East Jordan; a brother, Alex JR Cornstalk of Mt. Pleasant; and uncle Dave Washegesic of Charlevoix.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Hess; two sons, Arnold and Everett Jeffrey; and three brothers, Harvey, Frank and Thomas Cornstalk.
      Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Louise's spiritual advisors officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix.
      Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Envelopes for contributions are available at the funeral home.
      Joseph William Mackzum
      Died November 30, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Joseph William Mackzum, 95, of Maple City, died Thursday at Maple Valley Nursing Home.
      Born Oct. 21, 1905, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Frank and Minnie (Kelsch) Mackzum. On Sept. 7, 1929, in Newport, Ky., he married the former Catherine McDermott, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1980.
      Joseph retired from General Motors in Norwood, Ohio, after 36 years of employment. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church and The Men's Club. He liked to sing with the church choir and along with the radio. Joseph also enjoyed playing bingo.
      Survivors include a daughter, Doris Mae (Gordon) Plowman of Maple City; two brothers, Cletes Mackzum and Larry Mackzum of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandsons, Aaron, Barth (Susan) and their children, Steven, Stephanie and Sara; and Craig (Carol) and their children, Cara and Jason.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Rudolph, Walter, Wilbur, Stanley and Paul; and two sisters, Virginia and Heneretti.
      Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City, where a rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Chad Zielinski serving as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Rita's Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions or the Maple Valley Nursing Home.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Leonard J. Monroe
      Died November 21, 2000
      WYOMING, Mich. - Leonard J. Monroe, 83, of Wyoming, Mich., formerly of Traverse City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1.
      He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; one daughter; one son; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, LaVerne (Roseannah) Keith of Grawn and Kenneth (Norma) Keith of Muskegon; and several nieces and nephews.
      Interment was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
     
      Virginia S. Georgeoff Cook, 77, of Eastport, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at her home in Eastport.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      THELMA SOLEM DEERING, 90, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Northport.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RONALD EUGENE DUNBLAZIER, 51, of Wellston, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born Oct. 7, 1949, in Michigan.
      Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Eden Township Cemetery.
     
      Robert R. Odom, 61, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      LARRY MOTT, 29, of Mancelona, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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      Roger Alexander Calsibet
      Died November 14, 2000
      DAVIDSON, N.C. - Roger Alexander Calsibet, 82, of The Pines, Davidson, N.C., died at home Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000.
      Roger was born May 24, 1918, in Newark, NJ, the only child of Charles Calascibetta and Rose Payne MacLagan Calsibet.
      Mr. Calsibet retired from Union Carbide Corporation in 1978 after 36 years in sales and marketing management. During World War II, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on the USS Register in the Pacific. Mr. Calsibet graduated with an AB degree in chemistry from Princeton University in 1940. After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Calsibet made their home in Interlochen, Mich. and Juno Beach, Fla., before coming to reside in Davidson.
      Roger Calsibet, a loving husband, father and grandfather, was a kind and learned man, who believed in and worked for peace, civil rights and social justice.
      Mr. Calsibet is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Harris Calsibet; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Luigi Persichetti of Houston, Texas, Lynn and David Troutman of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Barbara and Peter Hess of Davidson and Carol and Stephen Drosdeck of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and seven grandsons, Michael and Benjamin Troutman, Daniel Persichetti, Jamie and Joey Hess and Tyler and Devon Drosdeck.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the public radio station WIAA, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643 or to Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship, Office of the Recording Secretary, Box 5357, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543-5357.
      David John DiPonio
      Died December 1, 2000
      UNION LAKE - David John DiPonio, of Union Lake, died Friday at the age of 51.
      Beloved father of Maria and Gina DiPonio; dear son of Mary and the late John DiPonio; brother of Daniel and Michael DiPonio. Mr. DiPonio will be greatly missed by all his immediate and extended family members.
      A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Henry Ford Hospice-Plymouth. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
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      Eva T. Snyder
      Died November 30, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eva T. Snyder, 87, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Durand Convelesent Center in Durand, Mich.
      Eva was born on Jan. 23, 1913 in St. Annes, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Peter and Anna Toews. On March 15, 1943, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she married Harold G. Snyder.
      A registered nurse, Eva was a 1935 graduate of the Brandon School of Nursing and did her training at Winnipeg General Hospital in Winnipeg. She was a public health nurse in northern Alberta, Canada, and then enlisted in the Canadian Army Nurses Corps during World War II. She met her husband Harold who was with the U.S. Army in London and returned to the states following the war. They were residents of Massachusetts and then residents of Manistique in the upper peninsula until moving to Traverse City in 1954. In Traverse City, she was a public health nurse with the Tri-County Health Dept. for many years and taught nursing at NMC and the Osteopathic Hospital. She was a founding member of the Presbyterian Church and volunteered with the Red Cross for many years.
      Eva is survived by three children, Sandra (Thomas) Sheridan of Owosso, Doug (Maxine) Snyder of Jenison and Richard E. Snyder of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren, Lauren Snyder and Bryan Snyder - both of Jenison; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on Jan. 15, 1982 and one brother.
      Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church with Dr. Homer Nye officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to The Presbyterian Church Peace Garden.
     
      DOROTHY M. CORE GRAY, 95, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending with Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Douglas Mitchell 'Mitch' Skea
      Died December 4, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Douglas Mitchell "Mitch" Skea, 45, of Maple City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center.
      Mitch was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Walter and Melba Skea.
      Mitch was a graduate of Fulton High School. After high school he was married to the former Ruth Ann Chick and then moved to Maple City. They had three children together during their marriage of 21 years. Mitch enjoyed many things but nothing was more special to him than to watch his children play sports in school. He was very proud of their academic achievements. When he wasn't watching sports, he was either hunting or fishing. Mitch was employed as a builder by Jim Richardson Contracting and previously worked for Century Telephone since the age of 17.
      Mitch is survived by his three children, Carie (Travis) Hansen of Garrison, Iowa, Bill Skea of Maple City and Tyler Skea of Maple City; two grandchildren, Forrest and Austin Peters - both of Iowa; two sisters, Lori (Larry) Johnson of Houston, Texas, Teri (Jim) Usher of Vergas, Minn.; and his parents, Walter and Melba Skea of Detroit Lakes, Minn. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from all across the United States.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Blanche and "Muggs" Mitchell of Texas and Alta and Harold Skea of Iowa.
      Mitch did not leave this world without expressing his feelings. As his request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Glen Lake High School Athletic Department in Maple City.
      A casual memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Maple City Cedar Lions Club in Maple City. Friends are welcome to call his sons Bill and Tyler at any time.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
     
      BERNARD KIRGIS, 70, of Manton died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 at his residence. He was born September 22, 1930, in Maple Rapids.
      Funeral services will take place today at 2 p.m. at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
      WYNNEFRED "WYNNE" V. OLSEN, 83, of Arcadia, died early Sunday, December 3, 2000, at The Maples Medical Care Facility in Frankfort.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake.
     
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      Virginia S. Georgeoff Cook
      Died December 1, 2000
      EASTPORT - Virginia S. Georgeoff Cook, 77, of Eastport, died Friday at home following a courageous six month battle with cancer.
      Born April 26, 1923, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Sava and Tereska (Krstopacin) Putin. On May 27, 1977, in Rochester, she married Walter W. Cook.
      Virginia was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. A homemaker, she was also an excellent golfer and enjoyed playing often.
      She is survived by her husband, Walter W. Cook, of Eastport; a son, Joseph (Cheryl) Georgeoff of Grand Blanc; a sister, Lillian Witek, of Fife Lake; and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Anthony and Alyssa Georgeoff - all of Grand Blanc.
      Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband, Nicholas Georgeoff; her parents; a daughter, Judy Georgeoff; and one granddaughter, Christina Georgeoff.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids, where there will be an evening prayer at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Robert J. Zuchowski serving as celebrant. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy.
      In remembrance of Virginia, memorials may be made to Mass intentions, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, or Munson Hospice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Robert R. Odom
      Died December 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Robert R. Odom, formerly of Lincoln Park, died Saturday at his home in Elmwood Township.
      Bob was born March 30, 1939 in Detroit to Raymond and Helen (Ziemba) Odom.
      Bob worked as a wildlife biologist with the Department of Natural Resources. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Central Michigan University in 1964. He worked for the state of Alaska from 1964-65, and in 1965 began working for the Michigan DNR. Bob was a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Whitetail Association. He was also and avid hockey player, and played on the adult league in Traverse City for many years. He especially enjoyed the family cabin on Drummond Island and was "always wishin' to go hunting and fishin'".
      Bob is survived by his wife, Judith L. (Albrecht) Odom; two sons, Scott G. Odom of Kingsley and Brad R. (Alyssa) Odom of Tucson, Az.; his grandson Zachery Odom; his beloved dog, Peewee; his mother, Helen Odom of Lincoln Park; his sister Dorothy (Robert) Jones of Alpena; his brother Ronald (Laura) Odom of Alpha, Ky.; one niece and several nephews.
      Bob was preceded in death by his father, Raymond.
      A celebration of Bob's life and a time to share will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a fund to be placed in trust for the college education of grandson Zachery Odom.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      David Lloyd Potter
      Died December 2, 2000
      BRETHREN-David Lloyd Potter, 64, of Brethren, died Saturday at his residence.
      He was born March 25, 1936, in Manistee, the son of Lloyd and Ina (Leckrone) Potter. On April 20, 1963, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac, David married Nancy Louise Domres, who preceded him in death in 1999.
      David had served in the U.S. Army. He had been a truck driver for many local companies; had owned and operated Dave's Body Shop in Mesick for 28 years; and most recently had worked as a truck driver and mechanic for Domres Construction.
      David was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; a wonderful conversationalist, he made friends wherever he went. He loved to travel, camp, and most of all, to spend time with his family.
      David was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama; he was a charter member and helped build Faith Lutheran Church in Mesick.
      David is survived by his son, David (Tricia) Potter of Brethren; his daughter, Denise (Steve) Cooley of Mesick; six grandchildren, Allison Yahner, Sara Jo Yahner, Kristen Potter, Joshua Potter, James Leach and Danielle Leach; and his sister Darlene Ressler of Cadillac.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama, with Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Internment will be in Brethren Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Time/Lutheran Hour. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
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      Alvin E. Simonson, Sr.
      Died November 30, 2000
      BRIGHTON-Alvin E. Simonson, Sr., 62, passed away suddenly Nov. 30, 2000, in Baltimore, Md.
      Alvin was born on March 11, 1938 in Holly, the son of the late Thomas and Hazel Simonson. On October 12, 1968, he married his beloved wife of 32 years, Judy Ann (Taulbee) Simonson, who survives.
      Alvin was still working as a self-employed truck driver. He was a 1957 graduate of Pickney High School, where he was captain of the football and basketball teams. He also served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded two silver stars.
      In addition to his wife, Alvin is survived by his children Alvin, Jr. (Tanya), and Christina Simonson, both of Brighton; his grandson Brendan; his siblings Mary Krahn of Fla.; Shirley Rogers of Ga.; Earl of Central Lake; Leonard of Howell; Barry of Central Lake; and Linda Meade of Grand Rapids.
      Alvin was preceded in death by his twin brother, Calvin.
      Visitation will be held on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Celebration will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Bell-Borek Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, 312 S. Michigan, Howell. Burial with military honors will follow at Pickney Cemetary.
      Arrangements are being handled by Bell-Borek Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry McCoy officiating.
     
     
     
      Services for LOIS ELAINE EVANS DROBENA, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. She passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Phoenix.
     
      JOSEPH KROLCZYK, 55, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Dec.6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, also in Manistee. Burial will be held in the spring at the Old School House Cemetery in Brown Township.
     
      DONALD M. LEE, 77, of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home.
      No services are scheduled at this time. The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes in Mancelona.
     
      MAYBELLE L. ROUND, 81, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavillions.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      William Alexander Boyd III
      Died December 6, 2000
      HOUGHTON LAKE - William Alexander Boyd III, 40, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Lansing, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
      Born May 6, 1960, at Women's Hospital in Detroit, he was the son of William A. and Jeanne (Brott) Boyd, Jr.
      William was employed in mobile home sales and service in various Michigan communities. He love boating, fishing, hunting, the out-of-doors, his friends and his golden retriever, Bud.
      He is survived by his parents, Bill and Jeanne Boyd of Elk Rapids; a son, Jonathan Brown of Lansing; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents and twin sisters, Pamela and Patricia Boyd, in 1962.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids, where an evening prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held at 7 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski serving as celebrant. Serving as Pall Bearers will be Jonathan Brown, Kevin Donnelly, a cousin from Bridgeport, NY, Timothy Keating, Randall Lewis and Eric Simon, friends from Lansing, and William Staley, a friend from Tarpon Springs, Fla. Visitation will continue Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Kewadin.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous or the charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Dorothy Hopkins Core Gray
      Died December 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dorothy Hopkins Core Gray, of Traverse City, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, four days after her 95th birthday.
      She was born Dec. 1, 1905, the child of Alice Ida Smith Hopkins and John N. Hopkins of Traverse City.
      Dorothy graduated from Traverse City High School and earned a teacher's degree from Eastern Michigan Normal in Ypsilanti. She subsequently taught at a one room country school on South Garfield Road near Traverse City.
      In 1927 she married Kenneth Edward Core. They had two children, Kenneth Robert Core of Traverse City and Norma Jean Core (Henry) Smitter of Grand Rapids.
      Dorothy managed the Hopkins Camera and Gift Shop owned by her uncle Richard Hopkins. The shop was located at 219 E. Front Street, now occupied by Kay's Unique Apparel, and was the first commercial photography developing business north of Grand Rapids. In the early 1950s, Dorothy and her brother John Hopkins and their families built Terrace Beach Motel on the location of their childhood home at 841 East Front Street. During that time she lived in Elk Rapids and wintered in Florida. She was a teacher in Elk Rapids for several years.
      After the death of her husband, she married Harold Gray in 1967. They lived in Elk Rapids and Florida until poor health forced her to return to Traverse City where they lived at Traverse Manor and more recently Bortz Health Care Center.
      Dorothy is survived by her husband, Harold Gray, and her two children. She is also survived by three step-children, Marilyn Purkiss, Alan Gray, Betty Parsons and their families; four grandchildren, Jacquelyn (Alan Madry) Core, Richard (Sylvia Bowling) Core, Joseph (Laura) Smitter and Anne (Thomas) Wright. There are also five great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her grandson, Kenneth Bruce Core.
      A memorial service will be announced in the future.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      Robert William Smith
      Died December 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert William Smith, 79, of Traverse City, died Wednesday night at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 26, 1921, in Schultz, Mich., he was the son of Clarence B. and Lydia (Wunderlich) Smith. On Oct. 6, 1945, in Grand Rapids, he married the former Norma Jean Hampel, who survives.
      Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce during World War II. He was a resident of Traverse City since 1967, coming from Grand Rapids. Bob was the former owner of Bob Smith Pontiac in Traverse City and was in the automobile retail sales or leasing business most of his life, both in Traverse City and Grand Rapids. His memberships include a former charter member of Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, a member and former past commander of AmVets, Michigan Auto Dealers Association, and the Traverse City Elks Club. He enjoyed boating, golf and tennis.
      Besides his wife, Bob is survived by his three children, Michael J. (Sara) Smith, Richard W. (Joanne) Smith and Suzette (Gary) Chapman - all of Traverse City; and four grandsons, Benjamin, Nathan, Justin and Judson.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Lignell officiating.
      Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
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      Charles J. 'Jay' Stratton
      Died December 4, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Charles J. 'Jay' Stratton, 73, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at his home.
      Born April 4, 1927, in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Ruben and Nellie (Crocker) Stratton. In 1963, in Detroit, he married Patricia A. Fuller, who survives.
      Jay served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a retired stone mason and he loved attending auctions. He was also very instrumental in setting up an AA program in Traverse City and was also a former Suttons Bay Village and Township Zoning administrator.
      He is survived by his children, Liz (Ed) Hart of Brea, Calif., Charlie (Debbie) Stratton, Jr. of Beulah, Teri (Denny) McCourtney of Davison, Tim Olson of Suttons Bay, Tom (Carla) Olson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cheri (David) Durdel of Traverse City and Laura (Ted Anderson) Curell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Helen (Al) Birdsey of Traverse City and Ruby McCourtney of Davison; a brother, Bill (Martha) Stratton of Oxford; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a cousin, Johnny Geroy; and a brother-in-law, Dave McCourtney.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Suttons Bay Congregational Church with Rev. James Beadle officiating. Burial will be at Suttons Bay Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue, Grand Traverse Area Hospice or The Jay Stratton Memorial Fund.
     
     
      MARY THOMAS ALLEN, 81, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      FRANCES I. BEHM, 89, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. She was born June 18, 1911, in Grand Haven.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      WILLIAM A. BOYD III, 40, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Lansing, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
      Arrangements will be announced by Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      BEATRICE GIBSON, 89, of Traverse City, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000.
      Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARY A. GROVER, 94, of Howell, formerly of Banks Township and Traverse City, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at the Medilodge Nursing Home in Howell. She was born Aug. 29, 1906.
      Private family services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      ADA E. JAMISON, 83, of Kalkaska, formerly of Fife Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Canada.
      No services will be held. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      ANN RIHA, 81, of Traverse City, formerly of Ann Arbor, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ann Arbor at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Nancy F. Brown
      Died November 21, 2000
      GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Nancy F. Brown, 75, of Gig Harbor, formerly of Traverse City, died suddenly on Nov. 21, 2000, while visiting her sister in Michigan.
      She was born Nancy Jean Finlayson on May 28, 1925, in Traverse City. She moved to Gig Harbor, Wash. in 1979. Her husband, Charles "Chuck" R. Brown preceded her in death in 1997. Nancy and Chuck loved life, their family and many friends. They were members of the Gig Harbor Golf Club and the Elks.
      Nancy is survived by her son, Daniel (Kaye) of Gig Harbor, Wash.; her daughter, Lesley (Bob) Ramlow of Kalamazoo; her sister, Barbara (Ed) Clauss of Mt. Pleasant; and her brother, Robert (Mary) Finlayson of Gig Harbor, Wash. She is also survived by one grandson, Matthew Brown of Gig Harbor; and several nieces and nephews.
      A private family service was held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the home of Robert and Mary Finlayson. Any remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.
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      Rose I. Flees
      Died December 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rose I. Flees, 86, of Traverse City, died Tuesday evening at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 4, 1914, in Isadore, she was the daughter of Martin and Victoria (Kava) Flees. On Sept. 7, 1935, in Traverse City, she married Joseph Flees.
      A homemaker, Rose was also formerly employed by Potter's Fine Pastries West Bay branch for a number of years. She enjoyed reminiscing about her younger years when she worked with the Boughey Family on Union Street. It was there she learned proper etiquette. She also enjoyed planning family dinners, working in her flower gardens and the time she spent with her family. Rose was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Altar Society and a former member of Catholic Daughter's of America.
      Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. (Kenneth) King of Traverse City; two granddaughters, Gyneth King of Traverse City and Connie (John) Kobberstad of Port Huron; twin great-grandsons, Matthew Joseph and Kenneth John Kobberstad; one brother, Martin (Alice) Flees of Maple City; sisters-in-law, Irene Kadrovach and Mabel Flees - both of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents, Martin and Victoria Flees; a sister, Lucille Witkowski; and a half-brother, Florian Flees.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. James Hayden serving as celebrant. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at a later date at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
      Marjorie D. Malaski
      December 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marjorie D. Malaski, 82, of Alpena, died peacefully Tuesday at Munson Medical Center.
      She was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Alpena.
      Marjorie is survived by two sons, Stanley (Judy) of Traverse City and Mark (Carolyn) of Flushing; three grandchildren, Michael of Grand Rapids, Alison of Flushing and Mindy (Hugh) Hardin of Virginia.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, on Nov. 21, 1999; three brothers; and one sister.
      Cremation has taken place.
      A memorial service will be held in the spring
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alcona Historical Society, in care of Stanley Malaski, 5255 Bethesda Court, Williamsburg, MI 49690 or Mark Malaski, 1443 Cedarwood Drive, Flushing, MI 48433.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
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      Matthew Won Peek
      Died December 5, 2000
      GLEN ELLYN, Ill. - Matthew Won Peek, 39, formerly of Traverse City, died Tuesday morning in an automobile accident in Chicago.
      Matthew was born Won Hyo Yun on June 25, 1961, Seoul, Korea, and was adopted into the Peek family on Nov. 11, 1976. He married Nina Kang on Aug. 26, 1987.
      Matthew was a Korean-style chef and in the process of opening his own restaurant. He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1981 and enjoyed soccer, karate, cooking and spending time with his family.
      He is survived by his wife and son, Kurtis Kang, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; his parents, Gordon and Marilyn Peek of Traverse City; brother Larry (Carol Shaw) Peek of Interlochen; brother Randy (Mary) Peek of Buckley; sister Cheryl (John) Lohner of Traverse City; brother Jeff (Ellen) Peek of Traverse City; sister Lori (Keith) Smith of Traverse City; sister, Kim (Lars) Peek-Jensen of Spring Lake; sister Nykky (Philip) Gilbertson of Homewood, Ill.; 15 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces.
      A traditional Korean wake will be held at 8 p.m. CST at Colonial Funeral Home in Niles, Ill., and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Friday, also at Colonial Funeral Home.
      Memorials may be sent to Nina Kang c/o Colonial Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf, Niles, Il 60714.
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      Charles J. 'Jay' Stratton
      Died December 4, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Charles J. 'Jay' Stratton, 73, of Suttons Bay, died Monday at his home.
      Born April 4, 1927, in Suttons Bay, he was the son of Ruben and Nellie (Crocker) Stratton. In 1963, in Detroit, he married Patricia A. Fuller, who survives.
      Jay served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a retired stone mason and he loved attending auctions. He was also very instrumental in setting up an AA program in Traverse City and was also a former Suttons Bay Village and Township Zoning administrator.
      He is survived by his children, Liz (Ed) Hart of Brea, Calif., Charlie (Debbie) Stratton, Jr. of Beulah, Teri (Denny) McCourtney of Davison, Tim Olson of Suttons Bay, Tom (Carla) Olson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cheri (David) Durdel of Traverse City and Laura (Ted Anderson) Curell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Helen (Al) Birdsey of Traverse City and Ruby McCourtney of Davison; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a cousin, Johnny Geroy; and a brother-in-law, Dave McCourtney.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Suttons Bay Congregational Church with Rev. James Beadle officiating. Burial will be at Suttons Bay Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue, Grand Traverse Area Hospice or The Jay Stratton Memorial Fund.