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February, 2000

Obituaries

AGNES M. DENNY, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the home of her son in Petaluma, Calif.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at St. Francis Catholic Church. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      DOROTHY M. DOMRES, 84, of Manistee, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Funeral services were held Monday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      JOHN HARRISON KLANG, 86, of Pampano Beach, Fla. and Suttons Bay, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      WARNER L. PELON, 86, of Thompsonville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Copemish. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's Record-Eagle.
     
      JAMES E. WESTMAN, 97, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Joan Barron
      Died January 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joan Barron, 57, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 20, 1942, in Mt. Clemens, she was the daughter of Robert and Blanche (Gilbert) Sharrow. On Sept. 7, 1963, at Selfridge Air Force Base, she married Paul Barron.
      A homemaker, Joan was a member of VFW Post No. 2780 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
      She is survived by her husband, Paul, of Traverse City; four children, Sherry (Pat) Swogger and Karen (John) Verschuren - both of Traverse City, Paul Jr. of Chicago and Christy (Rob) Brown of Traverse City; grandchildren, Jennifer Castillo of Cincinnati, Ohio and Bryan Reagan, Krista Hammond, Heather Barron, Nicholas Swogger and Steven Swogger - all of Traverse City; a great-grandson, Alexander Kraeft of Traverse City; a brother, Donald Sharrow of Gaylord; a sister, Susan Sharrow of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Linda; and a brother, Davy.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Louis Grettenberger officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post No. 2780 Ladies Auxiliary.
     
      Harold Marion Biehl
      Died January 30, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Harold Marion Biehl, of Bellaire, died Sunday at the age of 81 at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz.
      Harold was born July 8, 1918, in Brazil, Ind. to the late Gerald and Marie (Easter) Biehl.
      In 1920, the family moved to Mancelona, where he graduated from high school in 1936. In 1941, Harold and his father began operating the Farmer's Marketing Association in Bellaire as Gerald Biehl and Son until June 9, 1942, when Harold was drafted and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II for 3 1/2 years. Harold's father continued to operate the store in Harold's absence. He was stationed in various places in the United States and overseas in England for two years. He was discharged from the Army on Dec. 26, 1945.
      On Jan. 1, 1946, he was married to the former Bernice Ella Hintz of Western Nebraska. After their marriage, they made their home in Bellaire and Harold again took his place in the feed store.
      In 1968, the feed store closed in Bellaire, but he with his father and brothers continued to operate the feed business as Biehl's Feed, Inc. in Mancelona. Harold also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Bellaire for 25 1/2 years, 21 years as a postal clerk and 4 1/2 years as rural route carrier. He retired in February, 1980. Since 1981, Harold and his wife have been spending their winters in Arizona. He was a member of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church and held various offices in the church including that of church treasurer for 15 1/2 years.
      Surviving are his wife, Bernice; son, Harold J. (Peggy) of Hudson; two daughters, Sharon K. (John) Donovan of Milwaukie, Ore. and Debra L. (Craig) VanSice of Tucson, Ariz.; five brothers, Arthur (Virginia) Biehl of Mancelona, Robert (Evida) of Mancelona, James (Darlene) of Alden, Gerald (Vera) of Mancelona and Donald of Mancelona; three sisters, Helen Northrup of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mary (Frank) Mehlberg of Mancelona and Betty (Delmer) Duerksen of Mancelona; a sister-in-law, Leonore Hintz of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Mortenson Funeral Home in Bellaire. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire in the spring with details to follow.
      Memorials may be directed to the Memorial Fund of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church.
      Lillian L. (Sams) Garcia
      Died January 29, 2000
      GRAND RAPIDS - Lillian L. (Sams) Garcia, 51, of Grand Rapids, died Saturday.
      Born March 19, 1948, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Nicholas J. and Elsie I. (Marks) Wilson, Sr. Lillian married Guillermo Garcia, who survives her.
      Lillian was a member of the Kewadin Indian Methodist Church and a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She loved to play bingo.
      She is survived by her husband; children, Lionel Wilson, Leesa (Julian) Mendez-Sams, Tina (Donald) Leaureaux-Sams, Josie (Matthew) Anderson-Sams, Billie (Charles) Sams, Mellena Rae Sams and Nicholas Manual Cavasos; 11 grandsons; four granddaughters; brothers, Eugene (Marlene), William (Arlene), Leonard (Victoria), Melvin (Lena), Matthew, Gregory (Ruth), Luke, Terry, Gregory II, Timothy Wilson and Ross Wyatt; sisters, Christine Wilson and Aimee (Paxon) MacDermaid; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Clifford C. Wilson; and Nicholas B. Wilson, Jr.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kewadin Indian Mission Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kewadin United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Kewadin Indian Mission Cemetery.
      Arrangements are being handled by Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Helen M. Wyatt
      Died January 30, 2000
      TRUFANT - Helen M. Wyatt, 75, of Trufant and formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday at Greenville United Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
      Born June 11, 1924, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of William H. and Orah M. (Wilson) Fowler. She married Lee Wyatt, who preceded her in death.
      She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (William) Henderson of Bloomington, Minn.; a son, Kevin (Lavon) Curtis of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Sean Glynn of Boulder, Colo., Hillary Heisler of Lake City, Jakob Heisler, who attends University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., Benjamin Curtis of Ft. Myers, Fla., Elizabeth Curtis of New Orleans, La. and Kaley Curtis of Traverse City; stepsons, Lee (Debra) Wyatt and Paul (Linda) Wyatt and their children - both of Lake Forest, Ill.; a sister, Ione Schottler of Trufant; and many nieces and nephews.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry, Clare, Guy, Robert and Clayton Fowler.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. James Bendig officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
      Peggy D. Zilch
      Died January 28, 2000
      PERRY - Peggy D. Zilch, 62, of Perry, died Friday in Florida.
      Born May 6, 1937, in Benzie County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Forrester) Banktson. On Nov. 24, 1956, in Frankfort, she married Rudolph "Bud" Bernard Zilch, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1985.
      Peggy taught school for Benzie County Country School, worked the switchboard for Michigan Bell and Munson Hospital in Traverse City and was a bus driver and teacher's aid in Perry. She also worked for K-Mart in Tacoma, Wash., Okemos and Winter Haven, Fla. She was a member of the Herring Lake Baptist Church in Frankfort, VFW Auxiliary No. 4603, Perry-Shaftsburg Lioness and the Perry School Board. She attended school board meetings for over 20 years and volunteered at Hart Pines and cancer and blood drives.
      Survivors include longtime companion, Sam Barner; sons, John (Shonda) of Haslett and Jay (Susan) of Hopkinsville, Ky.; daughters, Suzy Que (Tom) Pelton of Grand Rapids and Kitty Coy (Andy) Rynberg of Hesperia; eight grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Zilch, Drew, Derek and Dustin Rynberg and Richard, Stephanie and Amanda Zilch; Sam's children, Steven Barner and Jo Brock-Mason; two sisters, Beatrice (Paul) Hopkins and June Buttermore - both of Grand Rapids; a brother, Forrester Banktson of Grand Rapids; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Bob and Jim; and in-laws, Rudolph and Dolly Zilch.
      Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, LaRowe Chapel in Perry. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Herb Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.
     
      AGNES M. DENNY, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the home of her son in Petaluma, Calif.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at St. Francis Catholic Church. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      EUNICE J. MICK, 86, of Frankfort, passed away at her residence on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church in Benzonia.
      Mary J. Bell
      Died February 1, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary J. Bell, 87, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Bortz Health Care.
      Born April 4, 1912, in Old Mission, she was the daughter of Stewart and Velma (Jarrett) MacDonald. On Nov. 25, 1933, in Old Mission, she married Kenneth J. Bell.
      A lifelong resident of the area, Mary attended First Congregational Church, was a member of the Genealogical Society, the Traverse City Senior Center and Trojan Boosters.
      She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of Traverse City; sons, Ronald E. (Elizabeth) Bell of Amherst, Mass. and Thomas J. (Mary E.) Bell of Adrian; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Samuel and John Buchan.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church with Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Congregational Church Organ Fund or Traverse City Senior Center.
     
      Ronald C. 'Curly' Cook
      Died January 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ronald C. "Curly" Cook, 77, of Traverse City, died Monday at Bortz Health Care.
      Born Aug. 8, 1922, in Plum Tree, N.C., he was the son of John and Ellen (Green) Cook. He married the former Nina E. Stites, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1998.
      Curly served in the Merchant Marines. He was also employed at the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital as a maintenance man prior to his retirement in 1989. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards and enjoyed spending time at the Traverse City Senior Center.
      He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stites of Traverse City, Myrtle School of Traverse City and Loma Allen of Mancelona; and many nieces and nephews.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
      Graveside services will be held in the spring. Burial will be in Acme Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Traverse City Senior Center.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Ella Morrison
      Died January 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ella Morrison, 68, of Traverse City, died Monday at home.
      Born April 20, 1931, in Nurnberg, Germany, she was the daughter of Schuhmacher Joseph and Adelgunde (Mller) Schulein. On Sept. 11, 1953, in Nurnberg, she married James Morrison.
      Formerly of Pinckney, Ella was the owner and operator of Just Right Alterations and worked as a seamstress. She enjoyed making dolls and playing bingo. Ella will be greatly missed by all.
      She is survived by her beloved husband, James; daughter, Gloria (Tim) Paolino; sons, Dale (Cindy) Morrison, Jeff (Pam) Morrison, Jim (Jeanie Degenhardt) Morrison and Tom (Raina Reynolds) Morrison; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Erika.
      Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Brutlag officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the services at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located at 1776 High Lake Road in Traverse City. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
      Warner L. Pelon
      Died January 30, 2000
      THOMPSONVILLE - Warner L. Pelon, 86, of Thompsonville, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 23, 1913, in Detroit, he was the son of Napoleon and Eva M. (Maulway) Pelon. On July 8, 1937, in Traverse City, he married the former Dorothy Irene Lindgren.
      Warner was the owner and operator of the gas station in Thompsonville for 31 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, traveling, snowmobiling and playing cards. He was also a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Copemish.
      He is survived by his wife, Dorothy I.; daughter, Rosali (Bud) McCabe of St. Jacob, Ill.; grandchildren, Valerie White, Lynne McCabe, Paula Simmons, Mike McCabe and Bob Joe McCabe; a sister, Maryann (Fred) Gagne of Adrian; a sister-in-law, Grace Pelon; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Russell.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael Catholic Church with Father Richard Kosterman officiating, where visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery in Nessen City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice or to the Warner L. Pelon Memorial Fund.
     
     
      Mabel C. Reiley
      Died January 27, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Mabel C. Reiley, 89, of Bellaire, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 27, from Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Born Nov. 27, 1910, in Kearney Township, she was the daughter of Milo R. and Elizabeth (Roy) Montgomery. She lived most of her life in Bellaire. On. Aug. 25, 1934, in Kearney Township, she married Loyd F. Reiley, who preceded her in death on March 24, 1999.
      Mabel was the 1928 Bellaire High School Valedictorian, later receiving a teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University. She then taught briefly in Alba and Posen, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a member of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church, Auxiliary of Gideon International, Bellaire Literary Club, United Methodist Women, Grand Traverse 29ers Mission Group and Antrim County Retired Michigan Education Association. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening as well as sewing and crocheting. She was also an avid reader.
      She is survived by a daughter, Martha E. Reiley of Traverse City; sons, Norman J. (Sharon) of Lima, Ohio and Forrest A. (Lorraine) of Eastham, Mass.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Rex Montgomery; two sisters, Esther Smith and Jean Montgomery; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Haueter.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Brown officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Eldred Cemetery in Kearney Township.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church.
     
      Betty M. Smith
      Died February 1, 2000
      ARCADIA - Betty M. Smith, 74, of Arcadia and formerly of Flint, went to be with the Lord Tuesday at her daughter's residence in Davison.
      Betty was born on June 21, 1925, in Flint, the daughter of William O. and Ruth M. (Butler) Campeau. On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Thomas C. Smith.
      Betty was a devoted member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Benzonia and a former member of the Flint Artist Mart.
      She is survived by her husband, Thomas; four children, Kay (Chuck) Iddins, Carol (Bob) Garrison, Mark (Sybil) Smith and Wendy Smith; six grandchildren, Debbie (Chad) Zudel, Chris Iddins, Paul (Dawn) Webster, Teresa Smith, Chuck Iddins and Amy Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Austin Zudel; a brother, Bill (Donna) Campeau; and a sister, Joan (Bob) VanSickle.
      Betty will lie in state at the Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, Mich., where family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home with Pastor C. Wayne Jones and Pastor Daniel Slater officiating. Cremation will take place following the service.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Genesys Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      Gilbert E. Strauser
      Died January 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY -- Gilbert E. Strauser, 89, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 23, in Gulf Shores Medical Center, Panama City, Fla., following a three week illness.
      Born Aug. 8, 1910, in Shamokin, Pa., he was the son of Jacob and Jenny (Peters) Strauser.
      Gil received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University in 1932. He proudly served his country as a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II from 1940 through 1945.
      He was a vice president of Westinghouse International and spent many years in the Far East and in South America. Following his retirement from Westinghouse, he was legislative liaison for the Maryland State Department of Health.
      Gil was a deeply spiritual man who was truly remarkable in every way. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
      Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Traverse City; a daughter, Caryn (Bruce) Mangels; a son, Gilbert E. (Dana) Strauser; and four grandchildren, Catie, Alyson and Brett Mangels and Samuel Strauser - all of Baltimore, Md.; two stepsons, John (Barbara) Dancer and Mark (Catherine) Dancer; four stepgrandchildren, Evan, Rebecca, Drew and Jessica Dancer - all of Traverse City; and one brother, Richard (Ardie) Strauser, of Northumberland, Pa.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Strauser; and a brother, Earl Strauser.
      A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington Street, Traverse City, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m.
      Southerland Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
     
      LEO T. 'CHUM' COMRIE, 78, of Elk Rapids, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000.
      Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Alden United Methodist Church. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle. The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARJORIE B. FAULK, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DORIS LOUISE GRAVLIN, 70, of Roscommon, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Mercy Hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1929.
      Private family services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling.
     
      HAROLD W. 'BILL' MARSHALL, 56 of Bellaire, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Munson Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1943, in Flint.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Bellaire Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be in the spring at Southern Cemetery in Central Lake.
     
      IMO GENE PITTS, 81, of Mesick, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at her residence in Springville Township. She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Huntington, Ind.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      HOWARD L. PORTER, 71, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Jeffrey Donald 'Zeke' Gilmore
      Died January 28, 2000
      Detroit - Jeffrey Donald "Zeke" Gilmore, 39, of Detroit and formerly of the Traverse City area, died Friday suddenly of a heart attack.
      A hard worker, Jeffrey was energetic, generous, uniquely expressive and extremely artistic. He had a love for kareoke, electric guitar, bands, boy scouts, camping, fishing, drawing and Rock & Roll.
      He was the son of Barbara and the late Donald; brother of Melissa Simpson, Lori (Ed) Coronado and Joel Gilmore; uncle of Trista, Nathan and Julia Squires, Christia Simpson, Michael, Adrianna, Eduardo, Thomas and Carlos Coronado, Joseph, Rebekah and Matthew Gilmore and Jonathon Worthington.
      There will be a Memorial gathering from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Coronado residence.
      Wilfred D. 'Jack' Hahn
      Died February 1, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Wilfred D. "Jack" Hahn, 90, of Rapid City, died Monday at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Long Term Care.
      Born Oct. 16, 1909, in Detroit, he was the son of Daniel and Eleanor (Underwood) Hahn. He moved to the Torch Lake area in 1946. On Jan. 16, 1927, in Bowling Green, Ohio, he married the former Ethel Mae Heaps.
      Together they managed the Chippewa Trail Camp for girls on Elk Lake in the 1940's and 1950's. Wilfred was a master carpenter who helped build many homes in the area. He derived great enjoyment from his garden and had a great fondness for his grandchildren.
      He is survived by his son, Delbert W. (Gail) Hahn of Alma; two grandchildren, Mari Lynn (Damian) Greiff of New Ash Green, England and Daniel W. Hahn of San Diego, Calif.; two great-grandsons, Nicholas Daniel and James B. Greiff of England; and three sisters, Marie McBride, Mildred Lee and Evelyn Moore.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae; three sisters; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann and Michelle Anne Hahn.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes with Rev. Mitchell Saxton officiating. The family will meet with friends from noon Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Torch Lake Township.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Long Term Care.
     
      HAROLD W. 'BILL' MARSHALL, 56, of Bellaire, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Munson Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1943, in Flint.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be in the spring at Southern Cemetery in Central Lake.
     
      MARIAN J. NOTEWARE, 85, of Mesa, Ariz., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Mesa.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Philip Burgan
      Died February 2, 2000
      GLEN ARBOR - Philip Burgan, 58, of Glen Arbor, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 30, 1941, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he was the son of Frank and Judith (Stewart) Burgan. On Jan. 17, 1959, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he married the former Donna Anglin.
      Philip was a tool maker and owned Bergan Tool Co. in Ft. Wayne, Ind. After moving to the Traverse City area, he was employed by United Technologies and later worked at Circuit Controls in Harbor Springs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Huntertown, Ind. Philip had a passion for restoring antique Ford vehicles and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
      He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Glen Arbor; three sons, Marc Burgan of Auburn, Ind., Gregory Burgan of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Mathew Burgan of Glen Arbor; two grandchildren; and a brother, Stewart Burgan of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Private family services will be held at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.
      The family is being served by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Leo T. 'Chum' Comrie
      Died February 1, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Leo T. "Chum" Comrie, 78, of Rapid City, died Tuesday.
      Born April 27, 1921, in Manistique, he was the son of Leo "Tom" Thomas and Elsie (Eager) Comrie. On April 14, 1942, in Detroit, he married the former Doris Smith, who preceded him in death.
      A member of the VFW, Chum served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater. He lived in Rapid City for the past 15 years and the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for 12 years. Prior to that he lived in Wayland where he raised his family and coached Little League. He was employed as a truck driver with Great Lakes Express, was a lifetime Teamster and was politically active.
      He is survived by his children, Leo (Linda) Comrie, Jr. of Galesburg, Loretta Conover of Grand Rapids, Michael Comrie of Kalamazoo, Amy Cox of Middletown, Ohio and Janet (Christopher) Hisey of Marengo, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Dora Stockonis, Billie Jean Comrie and Norma Baccoli; and brothers, Patrick, Robert, Gary and Claude Comrie.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bernice Vought and Leona "Peg" Stities; and brothers, James, Charles, Daniel, David and George.
      There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Alden United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Matson officiating. Burial will be in Alden Cemetery.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Harry Kenneth Cull, Sr.
      Died February 2, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Harry Kenneth Cull, Sr., 88, of Bellaire, died Wednesday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Born March 2, 1911, in Flint, he was the son of Carl and Bellefinia (Wells) Cull.
      Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to his many relatives and was an asset to the community of Flint. He had given unselfishly of his time, efforts and talents for many years throughout the state of Michigan. Harry owned the Harry K. Cull Insurance Agency in Flint from 1952 to 1989. He was the mayor of Flint from 1964 to 1966, served on the Genessee County Board of Supervisors, Flint City Clerk, Sixth Ward Councilman and Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers including chairman of the board. Harry was past lay reader and Vestry member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Flint and lay reader of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Swartz Creek.
      Harry's many affiliations included 32nd Degree Mason and the Order of the Red Cross, Flint Fellowship Lodge No. 490, Royal Arch Masons Washington Chapter No. 15, Flint Council No. 56, Genessee Valley Commandery No. 14, Flint York Rite Bay City Consistory, Shrine Clown Unit and past worthy patron of Pilgrim Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
      Surviving are his wife, Mabel Irene (Pollock) Cull of Bellaire; four children, Constance (Vern) Cooper of East Jordan, June (Robert) Robinette of Cocoa, Fla., Roberta (Donald) Lukins of Bellaire and Harry K. Cull, Jr. of Wilmington, NC; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl, Robert and Elton Cull - all of Flint; a sister, Elizabeth Carpenter of Flint; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
      Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church of Swartz Creek.
      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility, 4543 Scenic Highway, Bellaire, MI 49615.
      The family is being served by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Agnes M. Denny
      Died January 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Agnes M. Denny, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Petaluma, Calif.
      Born Feb. 6, 1908, in Solon Township, Leelanau County, she was the daughter of Daniel and Delia (Raftery) Gallivan. On Nov. 27, 1929, in Traverse City, she married Clifford Denny, who preceded her in death.
      Agnes was a lifelong resident of the Traverse City area. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and volunteered for the church in several capacities including bake sales, funeral committee and kept the books for nine years. Agnes will be remembered as a strong woman who had a broad Christian faith that accepted everyone.
      She is survived by three children, John (Kay) Denny of Omena and Tucson, Ariz., Doug (MaryLou) Denny of Petaluma, Calif. and Noreen (Jim) Chapin of Troy; a sister, Dorothy Sabotta of Muskegon; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; two sons, David and Dan; two brothers, Dan and John; and a sister, Ann.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb officiating, where visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service. Burial will be in Oakwood Diocesan Catholic Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      Marjorie B. Faulk
      Died February 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marjorie B. Faulk, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 9, 1909, in Ridgway, Pa., she was the daughter of Emil and Edith (Carlson) Bengtson. On Jan. 14, 1933, she married William E. Faulk, who preceded her in death on June 2, 1966.
      Marjorie was employed as a registered nurse for 30 years, working in New York, Ohio and Michigan. She was a graduate of Jamestown General Hospital in Jamestown, NY and retired from Munson Medical Center in 1974. She has been a resident of Traverse City since 1967. Marjorie was a member of the First Congregational Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing bingo with friends Helen and Violet, trips to the casino, especially Las Vegas, frequent trips to Florida and following professional basketball. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
      She is survived by a son, William (Jackie) Faulk, Jr. of Traverse City; son-in-law, Ned Spake of Winter Park, Fla.; a sister, Nina Johnson of Groton, Conn.; grandchildren, Julie (Ken) Scott of Maitland, Fla., Cindy (Mark) Lovern of Columbia, SC, Steve Faulk of Burlington, KY and Kathy (Rich) Halbert of Calhan, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher and Logan Scott and Lindsey and Tradd Lovern. She will be missed by all.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Spake in 1995; two grandchildren in 1970; and a brother, George, in 1915.
      Private graveside services will be held in the spring at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Jamestown, NY.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Cherryland Humane Society or a charity of one's choice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Dorothy A. Mayer
      Died February 2, 2000
      KARLIN - Dorothy A. Mayer, 95, of Karlin, died Wednesday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born May 4, 1904, in Central Lake, she was the daughter of Dudley and Anna (Roat) Edson. On Sept. 13, 1958, at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City, she married Alfred Mayer.
      Dorothy lived most of her life in the Traverse City area. Memberships include Interlochen Women's Club, Friendly Garden Club, Faith Reformed Church and Young at Heart. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, doing hand work and fishing.
      She is survived by her husband, Alfred; children, Myrtle Smith of Dexter, Leah (Bob) Martz of Hazel Park and David (Vanita) Heim of Traverse City; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Heim; a son, George Edward Heim; five sisters; and three brothers.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Reformed Church with Rev. Warren Burgess and Rev. Philip Noordmans officiating. Burial will be in Central Lake Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
      Howard L. Porter
      Died February 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Howard L. Porter, 71, of Traverse City and formerly of Mancelona for nine years, died Wednesday at home.
      Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Wyandotte, he was the son of Henry and Esther (Miller) Porter. On Jan. 10, 1951, he married the former Dorothy Savage.
      Howard was born and raised in Wyandotte. He was employed by Michigan Cat for 30 years, retiring in 1990. His memberships include Moose Lodge in Mancelona and Northland United Bretheran Church. Howard enjoyed woodworking.
      He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Traverse City; children, James (Kathy) Porter, Sr. of Traverse City, Terry Porter of Walled Lake, Gary (Debby) Porter of Westland and Cindy Porter of Traverse City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, George A. Porter of Melvindale.
      He was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Wise.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Northland United Bretheran Church (on the corner of 633 and Cherrybend Road) with Pastor Carlson Becker officiating. Visitation will also be on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      Clarence Clifford Clarmont
      Died February 3, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Clarence Clifford Clarmont, 67, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Thursday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Born June 20, 1932, in Marinette, Wis., he was the son of Clarence Lawrence and Tansy (Lagman) Clarmont.
      Clarence had worked for 32 years with the Ann Arbor Railroad, retiring in 1982. After the railroad, he worked at the Cherryland Mall in Traverse City for 15 years until January of 1999. Clarence was currently employed by the Traverse City Record-Eagle, and was co-owner of Grandpa's Crafted Critters. Working since he was 14, Clarence like to keep busy, and he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and any type of crafts. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      On May 9, 1953, in Elberta, he married Violet Katherine McClellan, who survives him.
      He is also survived by his children, Sherry (Rob) Wilson of Honor, Michael (Sherry Famiano) Clarmont of Beulah, Dennis (Andrea) Clarmont of Frankfort and Cindy (Homer) Campbell of Frankfort; ten grandchildren, Shannon (Jason) Reed, Amanda Wilson, Michael Clarmont, Jr., Shelby Clarmont, Timothy Clarmont, Ashley Gatrell, Katie Gatrell, Tiffany Campbell, Jeremy Campbell and Misty Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Austin Reed, Aaron Reed and Chantelle Reed; his sister, Monica Henry of Elberta; a brother, Wayne (Irvinetta) Clarmont of Frankfort; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence L. Clarmont; and his mother, Tansy Blue.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Rick Stieve officiating. Interment will be in Gilmore Township Cemetery in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      Astrid M. Harrison
      Died February 3, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Astrid M. Harrison, 87, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Feb. 25, 1912, in Bay City, she was the daughter of Oscar L. and Ann (Thorgren) Larssen. On June 28, 1935, in Bay City, she married Frank A. Harrison.
      Astrid was a secretary at the Bullock Creek School in Midland. She has resided in Traverse City since 1986, and previously lived in Elk Lake, Midland and Bay City. Astrid attended Bible Baptist Church and was a member of the Atheneum Club and bridge clubs. She enjoyed cooking, baking and family activities.
      She is survived by her husband, Frank, of Traverse City; two sons, Willard L. (Ann) Harrison of Alachua, Fla. and Dennis K. (Suzanne) Harrison of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Jill D. (Donald) Samuelson of Traverse City; grandchildren, Diane (Mark) Griffith, Keith Harrison, Todd Harrison, Tracey Harrison, Kendra (Christopher) Nicastro, Kelly Harrison and Andrea (Ryan) Critchfield; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anne Sabourin of Bay City.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Evelyn Leinberger, Alice Rushford and Helen DeLorge; and a brother, Wendel Larssen.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Bauman officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Bay City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Bible Baptist Church.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City,
      Harriet Smith
      Died February 2, 2000
      ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. - Harriet Smith, 83, of Jacksonville Beach and formerly of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Harriet was born on the Lary Ranch in Watonga, Okla. On March 2, 1941, she married Willard John Smith, an aviator with the U.S. Coast Guard in Los Angeles, Calif.
      John went on to become a four star admiral with the USCG. After their distinguished career in the USCG, they retired to the Traverse City area.
      Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Willard J. Smith of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey Oscar Smith of Handcock, ME; a daughter, Lary Smith of Bloomington, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fleet Landing Endowment Fund c/o Fleet Landing, 1 Fleet Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
      Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home and Crematory in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
      James E. Westman
      Died January 30, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - James E. Westman, 97, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 30, at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      Born Sept. 28, 1902, in Granton, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Arthur and Jane A. (Brooks) Westman. His wife, Louise J. Westman, preceded him in death on May 26, 1962.
      He is survived by a sister, Verna Gowan of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and a niece, Nancy Jensen of Napean, Ontario, Canada.
      Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Paul Pletcher officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens-East in Clinton Township.
      Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
     
      LEONARD ELRIA AMIDON, 81, of Interlochen, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the residence of Gail and John Beeman, 4296 Five Mile Road, Williamsburg. Burial will be in Inland Township Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      William Craig Clark
      Died February 4, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - William Craig Clark, 45, of Traverse City, died Friday due to an automobile accident.
      Born March 18, 1954, in Traverse City, he was the son of William F. and Doris (Somers) Clark. On Dec. 10, 1988, in Gaylord, he married the former Margaret L. Basinski.
      Bill was a very loving husband and father. He has lived in the Traverse City area most of his life and was employed at Munson Support Services. Billy loved baseball, Green Bay Packers, Red Wings, high school sports and all sports. He was a skilled map artist knowing all the back roads. A people person, he could strike up a conversation with anybody. He was a member of Church of the Living God and played on several church ball leagues.
      He is survived by his wife, Margie; children, Aaron and Andrew; parents, William and Doris Clark of Alpena; two sisters, Connie (Harvey) Marlatt of Atlanta and Carla (Dr. Toni) Skiba of Alpena; mother-in-law, Sophie Basinski of Gaylord; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
      Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Living God with Pastor James Roe officiating. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to The Clark Children Trust Fund c/o Members Credit Union.
     
     
      CLAIRE BOLTON, 73, of Empire, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church of Empire. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      MARY G. CZARNECKI, 85, of Manistee, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 in Manistee. Born Dec. 7, 1914, in Manistee, she was a retired hairdresser.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee; an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee; burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      ELMER RAYMOND, of Buckley, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      RUTH MARGARET WOOLLARD, 85, of Mancelona, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     
     
      Leonard Elria Amidon
      Died February 5, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Leonard Elria Amidon, 81, of Interlochen, died Saturday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born June 27, 1919, in Bendon, he was the son of Leslie Fern and Lillian (Briggs) Amidon. On Nov. 10, 1948, in Traverse City, he married the former Helen A. Fuksa, who preceded him in death.
      Prior to retirement, Leonard was employed as a U.S. Postmaster for Interlochen. He was a member of The Old Engines Club of Buckley, the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Club, the Eighth Air Force Fighter Group and the Democratic Club of Traverse City. He enjoyed old cars and antiques.
      He is survived by his daughters, Gail (John) Beeman of Traverse City and Kathleen (Dave) Karafa of Beulah; a stepson, Richard (Joann) Steele of Comstock Park; brothers, Arthur (Marilyn) Amidon of Traverse City, Clifford (Jeannette) Amidon of Interlochen and Ervan (Pat) Amidon of Traverse City; sisters, Tina (Karl) Wagner of Grawn and Tricia (Bill) Cook of Traverse City; grandchildren, Shelly and Rick Steele, Alex, Janelle and Anne Beeman, and Jason, Jeffery and Courtney Karafa; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Katlin Karafa and Autumn Beeman; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, Leslie Carl.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the residence of Gail and John Beeman, 4296 Five Mile Road, Williamsburg. Burial will be in Inland Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Diabetes Association.
      The family is being served by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      Genevra B. Anderson
      Died February 4, 2000
      WILLOW STREET, Pa. - Genevra B. Anderson, 78, of 300 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, died Friday following a lengthy illness.
      She was a former resident of Traverse City, Mich., where she had lived at Cresent Shores Drive for 10 years and been employed as a student counselor at Northwestern Michigan College. Genevra was a graduate of Antioch College in Ohio and of Michigan State University. She retired in 1980. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. Born in Jefferson, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence Bennett and Carrie Bennett. She was married to Raymond O. Anderson for 31 years on February 1.
      Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kippen Gallagher of Pismo Beach, Calif.; a step daughter, Sally, who is married to M. James Cook of Lititiz; two step sons, Craig Anderson, who is married to Peggy of Lansing, Mich., and Keith Anderson, who is married to Sarah of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Roger Bennett, who is married to Peace, of Jeffersonville, Ohio.
      Arrangements are by Fred F. Groff, Inc. Funeral Services in Lancaster.
      Marian J. Noteware
      Died February 2, 2000
      MESA, Ariz. - Marian J. Noteware, 85, of Mesa, formerly of the Traverse City, Mich. area, died Wednesday in Mesa.
      Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Mesa, she was the daughter of Mary Josephine and Albert Dziatkiewicz.
      On March 2, 1937, in Detroit, she married Nathan Noteware.
      Marian was a retired drug store clerk who could always be found knitting or doing needlework. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards.
      Survivors include her husband, Nathan of Mesa, a daughter, Helena (Robert T.) Pasineau of Elk Rapids, Mich., two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Karen Fowler, three sisters and five brothers.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, Mich.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. James Gardiner will officiate.
      Burial will take place Wednesday in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass Intentions.
     
     
      GAYLORD F. ANDREWS, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      TIMOTHY A. LOVE, 38, of Frederic, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at home.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Church of Christ in Frederic. Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling is in charge of arrangements.
      Anne D. Ohman
      Died February 7, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Anne D. Ohman, 76, of Williamsburg, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City as a result of a stroke suffered on Jan. 21, 2000.
      Anna Romanosky was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Royalton, Ill. to George and Della (Jasaitis) Romanosky. At one year of age she came with her parents and siblings to Sheridan Township in Mason County, where she grew up and attended school. She resided in Ludington for the last 45 years.
      In 1941 Anne married Joseph P. Kuncaitis and they had two children. In 1952 she married Carl P. Ohman who was a captain on the C&O car ferries based in Ludington. Together they raised their four children. Captain Ohman preceded her in death in 1970.
      Anne was active in Cub Scouts, PTA, Child Study Club and the Ladies Missionary Society. She served as secretary for many of these organizations. She was very proud of her Lithuanian heritage and spoke the language fluently as well as assisting the organizations in her community that promoted Lithuanian interests. During the 1980's she volunteered her bookkeeping services to the Mason County Five Cap Program. She studied and obtained a real estate license from the State of Michigan when she was 65 years old. Most recently she had moved to the Williamsburg area and attended the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Anne had only recently moved to be with her family in Williamsburg and she was preparing to build a small home on their property this spring. Instead, she has gone to be with her Lord and Savior and He has prepared for her a mansion in heaven.
      She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Claudia) Kuncaitis of Williamsburg and Robert (MaryAnn) Kuncaitis of Lansing; and her daughters, Sheila Ohman (Lynn) Holley of South Carolina and Diana Ohman (Ernie) Retcher of Napoleon, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Lt. Col. Rand (Patty) Rodriguez stationed in Bolivia, Tamela Rodriguez of Michigan, Rodney Kuncaitis and Evie (Jim) Kuncaitis-Huver - both of Williamsburg, Jennifer Kuncaitis of Green Bay, Wis., Stephen and Kristy Kuncaitis - both of Lansing; and three great-grandchildren, Dana Kuncaitis and Joseph and Samuel Huver; two sisters, Nellie Pappas of Sturgis and Della Kauss of Elkhart, Ind.; and two brothers, William Romanosky and John Romanosky - both of Muskegon; many nieces and nephews and several cousins in England and Lithuania; and a special cousin, Dr. Edward Missavage of Beverly Hills, Mich.
      In addition to her husband, Carl Ohman, her parents and one brother, Joseph Romanosky of Muskegon preceded her in death.
      Friends may meet with her family from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Stephens Funeral Chapel, 305 E. State Street, Scottville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Doug Pedersen officiating. Burial will take place at South Victory Cemetery in Ludington.
     
      Margaret "Margot" Goodrich Power
      Died February 6, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Margaret "Margot" Goodrich Power, 85, of Suttons Bay, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born June 21, 1914, Margot was the daughter of Josephine Terrault of Montreal, Quebec, and Chauncey M. Goodrich of Burlington, Vt. She was raised in Windsor, Ontario, where she excelled at marbles, and in high school she was the Border Cities' debate champion.
      Margot graduated from the University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa, majoring in economics and participated in competitive tennis and ballroom dancing. She received a masters degree in business administration from the same institution, where she later taught economics.
      In 1938 she married Frank Power, a Traverse native, who shortly thereafter entered the Army medical corps. After the war, she and Dr. Power moved to Traverse City, where he practiced medicine in the Thirlby Clinic and served as a city commissioner and mayor.
      Active in the scouting movement, Margot was the leader of two Girl Scout troops, one of which started as Brownies and continued through the end of high school, and was the den mother of two Cub Scout dens. For many years she traveled throughout northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula to train Girl Scout leaders. Margot was a founding member of the League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse area and was its president for two years in the early 1960's. For nearly 20 years thereafter, she was a member of the Leelanau County and Bingham Township Planning Commissions.
      At age 80, Margot retired to tend the beloved garden of her home on Lee Point. She will be remembered by her family for selfless and unceasing attention to her children and grandchildren, for hours of reading to them, for her generosity, and for so frequently holding the ace of trump in family card games.
      Frank Power preceded her in death in January 1978, at age 69.
      She is survived by her children, Jocelyn Trepte of Traverse City, Roberta Power of Seattle, Thomas (Alicja) Power of Traverse City and Jeffrey (Patricia) Power of Grand Rapids. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Forrest (Tamara) Trepte of Bellevue, Wash., Marta and Mariola Power of Traverse City, Rachel and Rebecca Power of Grand Rapids, Kai Trepte of Chicago and Ann Trepte of New York.
      At Margot's specific request, there will be no public funeral.
      Memorials may be directed to the Crooked Tree Council of the Girl Scouts of America or to the Leelanau Conservancy.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Leone Elizabeth Telgard
      Died February 5, 2000
      LELAND - Leone Elizabeth Telgard, 92, a lifelong resident of Leland, passed away Saturday.
      Leone was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Leland, the daughter of William and Anna (Nerland) Carlson, and except for a few years during World War II, spent her entire life in Leland pouring her efforts into establishing the Bluebird Restaurant and raising a loving family.
      Leone, along with her husband, Martin, began the Bluebird in 1927 and together ran the establishment until the early 1960's when their son, Jim, and his wife, Nancy, joined in to carry on the tradition.
      Leone is survived by her sisters, Lavina Kimmerly and Donna Vowinkel; children, James (Nancy) Telgard, Eloise Fahs and Bonnie (Don) Orr; grandchildren, Chris (Kathy) Telgard, Skip (Lynn) Telgard, Karen (Jeff) Siemers, Tim (Donna) Fahs and Heidi Kruse; and great-grandchildren, Carolyn and Derek Telgard, Hannah and Jared Siemers and Kathryn and Christian Fahs.
      Leone was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; brothers, Lester, Edward and Clarence Carlson; and a sister, Gertrude Kimmerly.
      Leone will forever be remembered by those who knew her for her generosity, thoughfulness, courage, dignity and wonderful sense of humor. Above all, she was never judgmental of those who came into her life. Her greatest pleasures came from being surrounded by her family and friends of all ages. God bless you, Leone Elizabeth Telgard.
      Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Leland.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Share Care, Leland Public Library (for large print books) or the Leelanau Historical Society.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      Carlton T. Weidenhamer
      Died February 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Carlton T. Weidenhamer, 74, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Kathy.
      Born June 24, 1925, in Traverse City, he was the son of Theodore and Ireta (Flesher) Weidenhamer. On May 28, 1955, in Traverse City, he married the former Gladys Purkiss, who preceded him in death on May 5, 1998.
      Prior to retirement, Carlton was employed as head custodian in the Traverse City Area Public Schools. He resided in Traverse City most of his life and was a member of Bayview Wesleyan Church and the Michigan Education Association. His interests included gardening, farming, fishing, hunting and traveling.
      He is survived by his mother, Ireta Weidenhamer of Traverse City; son, Gary (Donna) Weidenhamer of Lantana, Fla.; two daughters, Kathy (Rob) Wicker of Grawn and Joan (Michael) Barley of Louisville, Ky.; brothers and sisters, Lois (Dan) Welch of Curran, Doneva (Murrel "Bud") Johnson of Grawn, Richard (Galetta) Weidenhamer of Alanson, Maxine Fall of Farwell, Larry Weidenhamer of Detroit, Betty Jean (Chuck) Jyhla of Comstock Park, Doris (Bernard) Ackerman of Traverse City and Ruth (Richard) Graf of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Brent Weidenhamer, Nathan and Adam Wicker and Caleb and Mariah Barley; and many nieces and nephews.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, Theodore; sister, Shirley Weidenhamer; and grandson, Bradley Weidenhamer.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview Wesleyan Church with Pastor Jack Steenbergh officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Bayview Wesleyan Church or Munson Hospice.
     
      GERALDINE R. (SMITH) DAVIS, 81, of Buckley, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ERMA E. MURPHY, 97, of East Jordan, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      EDNA MARIA ZIABKOWSKI, 86, of Manistee, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her winter residence in Florence, Ariz.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where visitation will be from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
     
      Robert John Hannewald
      Died January 29, 2000
      MARATHON, Wis. - Robert John Hannewald, 80, of Marathon, Wis., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Clark County Health Care Center under the hospice program of St. Joseph's Hospital.
      Robert was born April 21, 1919, in Jackson, Mich. He was the son of the late George and Nellie (Moorman) Hannewald. On June 12, 1950, in Sault Sainte. Marie, he married the former Florence H. Hagberg, who survives.
      Robert had been self employed as a building contractor in Michigan prior to his retirement in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as sergeant of Company C 127th Infantry Red Arrow 32nd Division in the Army from 1941 to 1945.
      Survivors include his wife, Florence; a daughter, Barbara (Tom) Bruning of Marathon; two grandsons, Gunnar Bruning of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hans Bruning of Marathon; a brother, Richard (Ellen) Hannewald; and two sisters, Virginia (Lawrence) Hale and Kathleen Ward.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Rose M. Sarns.
      Private family services were held. The family was served by Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Marathon, Wis.
      Virginia Ann Wright-Tyree
      Died February 10, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia A. Wright-Tyree, 73, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She is survived by her husband, William D. Tyree, of Traverse City; four children, Sharon (Tim) Earl of Kewadin, Carol (Bob) Taylor of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Debbie Wright of Dearborn Heights and David (Ren‚e) Wright of Royal Oak; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Henry of Port St. Lucia, Fla. and Marian Bass of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. James Hayden officiating. Burial will be Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.
     
      SUSAN LYNNE ATKINSON, 43, of Mancelona, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
     
      ELEANOR BRAKEMAN, 94, of Leland, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at her home.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      JOHN F. SIMA, 79, of Southington and Brimley, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington.
      Friends and family may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Plansville Memorial Funeral Home in Plantsville, Conn. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Church.
     
      William G. Baetz
      Died February 8, 2000
      LIVONIA - William G. Baetz, a retired 50 year employee of the Ford Motor Company and a World War II veteran, died on Tuesday from complications of diabetes and kidney failure.
      William was born April 6, 1920, in Detroit, where his father was a proprietor of Baetz Brothers men's clothing and shoe stores.
      After graduating from Western High School in Detroit, William began his career at Ford in 1938 as a student at the Ford Apprentice School. He was trained as an electrician and during the first years of World War II he worked at the Ford Rouge Plant wiring machines for war production. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1944 and served in the 20th Air Force on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He was the top gunner in a B-29 bomber named the Yucatan Kid and survived over 20 bombing missions over Japan and two crash landings. After the war, he resumed his career at Ford and was with the Obsolescence Prevention Department in Dearborn when he retired in 1988. His work took him to Ford plants all over the United States and Canada.
      William, a Livonia resident, is survived by daughters, Judi Kulchar of Livonia, Patricia Baetz of San Rafael, Calif., Christine McCool of Kalkaska and Cheryl Hejl of Traverse City; a son, Randall Baetz of Clarkston; a brother, Frederic Baetz of Dearborn; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
      Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia.
      Memorials may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 21789 Independence, Southfield, MI 48076.
      Geraldine R. (Smith) Davis
      Died February 10, 2000
      BUCKLEY - Geraldine R. (Smith) Davis, 81, of Buckley, died Thursday at her home.
      Born Nov. 23, 1918, in Buckley, she was the daughter of George R. and Eva (Williams) Manchester. Geraldine was a member of a Buckley pioneer family.
      Geraldine, along with her husband, owned and operated the Buckley General Store from 1946 until it was destroyed by fire in 1958.
      She is survived by a daughter, Pat (Edward) Macomber of Traverse City; three granddaughters, Jaida Strait, Jeri Brown and Patti Jo Macomber - all of Traverse City; six great-grandchildren, Dan, Ryan, Adam, Brady, William and Casey; twin sisters, Rhea June Vonderhoff of Interlochen and Rita Jean Adams of DeTour Village; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy S. Smith.
      Cremation has taken place. Private graveside services will be held this spring at Cornell Cemetery in Buckley.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools in her name in recognition of her great-grandson, Brady Macomber, a fourth grade student.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Ethel M. Ely
      Died February 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ethel M. Ely, 92, of Traverse City, died Friday at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
      Born June 8, 1907, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Henry D. and Emma L. (Fromholz) Ely. Ethel was a lifelong resident of Traverse City, except for ten years she lived in Detroit.
      Ethel was employed as a factory worker for J.C. Morgan Company and Burke Flexo Lures. She also worked for Senator Milliken for a year. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid. She enjoyed bowling and fishing.
      She is survived by a nephew, Terry D. Ely of Lake Leelanau; niece, Susan K. Ely of Traverse City; grandniece, Jennifer (Chris) Reid of Grand Rapids; great-nephew, Chris (Shannon) Steiner of Honor; a sister-in-law, Lucille Ely of Traverse City; and many cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl Ely and Henry "Bus" Ely; a sister, Edith Moores; and a niece, Renee Roth.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Donald V. Engebretson officiating. Friends may call at the church from noon Monday until the time of service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Bonnie Lee Makrianis
      Died February 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bonnie Lee Makrianis, 73, of Traverse City and formerly of Saginaw, passed away Friday with her family at her side.
      Bonnie Lee Wilcox was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Saginaw.
      As a young woman, she had been employed by Pennsylvania Central Airlines. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Saginaw and also attended The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. She was an avid bridge player and spent her summers with her family at Point Lookout.
      She married Alexander Makrianis on Sept. 6, 1947, he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1979. A son, Theodore Makrianis, also preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1997.
      Surviving are one son and two daughters, James (Wendy) Makrianis of Saginaw, Susan Makrianis of Traverse City and Niki (John) Edwards of Suttons Bay; another daughter-in-law, Annette Makrianis of Saginaw; and four grandchildren, A.J. Makrianis, Lynn Makrianis and Alexander and Laura Edwards.
      She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Edna and Robert G. Schwartz.
      Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the W.L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 409 Adams Street, Saginaw. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at the funeral chapel with Rev. Dr. Robert L. Emrich officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Munson Hospice of Traverse City. Cards will be available at the funeral home.
     
      JUANITA V. MCCLELLAND, 86, of Honor, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle.
     
      MARJORIE M. NELLES, 78, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at her home.
      Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARY LUE PHILO, 81, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 12, in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at First Congregational Church in Traverse City. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      STEPHEN P. ROSKOSKI, 89, of Manistee, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an Evening Prayer will be held at 7 p.m. today. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee.
     
      BARBARA W. SMITH, 83, of Empire, died Friday evening, Feb. 11, 2000, at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Bernice Lucille Fuller
      Died February 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bernice Lucille Fuller, 81, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Bernice was born June 9, 1918, in Northville, the daughter of E. Glenn and Sylva F. (Holcomb) Fuller. She was a 1936 graduate of Maple City High School and also a graduate of the Lewis-Chapin Business School in Traverse City.
      Known as "the answer lady," she worked for the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce as a secretary to the director from 1941 until her retirement in 1987. She was a member and faithful worker of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Audubon Society.
      She was preceded in death by both parents; and three siblings.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Riley officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Immanuel Baptist Church.
     
      Robert Marion Perigo
      Died February 11, 2000
      CEDAR - Robert Marion Perigo, 65, of Cedar, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 4, 1934, in Detroit, he was the son of Ernest Floyd and Ruth (Stephens) Perigo. On May 4, 1957, in Angola, Ind., he married the former Patricia Carlson, who survives.
      Bob served in the U.S. Army as a corporal. He retired from GM Photographics and moved back to the Leland area in 1980. Bob enjoyed golfing and boating on his pontoon boat. He also adored his grandchildren and spending time with them.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Matt (Lynn), Todd (Barb), Kelly (Kenny) Herman and Shannon (Tom) Bumgardner; a sister, Jean (JB) Webb; and 12 grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay with Rev. Paul Kuhlman officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to Perigo Memorial Fund.
     
     
      DARYL G. CADY, 77, of Benzie County, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Frankfort.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia.
     
      PATRICIA N. FRANCKOWIAK, 58, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at her home.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      WARREN MARVIN HILLIARD, 78, of Manistee, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. He was born July 12, 1921, in Kaleva.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the spring with full military honors in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva.
     
      Robert J. 'Bob' Haiss Sr.
      Died February 11, 2000
      LAKE ANN - Robert J. "Bob" Haiss Sr., 78, of Lake Ann, formerly of Burton, Mich., passed away Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Bob was born in Traverse City on March 16, 1921, the son of Fredrik and Josephine (Tremaine) Haiss.
      He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
      He was united in marriage with Betty C. Miller in Angola, Ind., on July 27, 1957.
      Bob was employed by Fisher Body Grand Blanc for 28« years and retired in 1975. He was a member of the UAW union local No. 1292.
      Surviving are his wife, Betty; four children, Betty (Donald) Ruhstorfer, Terry (Melissa) Haiss, Joseph (Mary) Thrall, and Phillip Thrall; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Norma) Haiss and Delbert (Jean) Haiss; a sister, Evelyn Smothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert J. "Bob" Haiss Jr., on July 19, 1990; three brothers, Orville, Don, and Gerald Haiss; and two sisters, Leota Baker and Betty Haiss.
      The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Father David W. Harvey will officiate.
      Interment will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens in Grand Blanc, where military rites and a flag presentation will be conducted by Flint Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 822.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
     
      Kenneth E. Oligney
      Died February 12, 2000
      CADILLAC - Kenneth E. Oligney, 78, of Cadillac, died Saturday in Flint.
      Kenneth was employed at the Michigan School for the Deaf for 33 years and with the state of Michigan for a total of 37« years . He had been a resident of Traverse City for two years. Kenneth served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a member of several veterans organizations.
      He married Doris I. Largent on Nov. 27, 1949, in Cadillac and she survives him along with a son, Robert (Rachel) Oligney of Flushing, Mich., four grandchildren, a brother, Michael (Kay) Oligney of Lowell, and a sister, Alvera (Dale) Gilbert of Arcadia.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorder Association.
     
      Russell A. Robinson
      Died February 11, 2000
      GAYLORD - Russell A. Robinson, 71, of Gaylord, died Friday at his home.
      Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Minot, N.D., he was the son of John and Clara Robinson.
      On July 16, 1949, he married Nancy Anne Rhoden.
      Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired X-ray technician and among the many joys in his life was the fact that he was the oldest active chief X-ray technician in the X-ray Registry history. He had gone to many local schools on career days in regard to being an X-ray technician.
      He was very active in the Renaissance & Early American / Fur Trade Era Reenacting and was a partner in the Silver Fox Trading Post. Russell was well known for his ability to build his own muzzleloaders and for making Indian trade silver and beads. Back in Cody, Wyo., he started the first known Mountain Man Club. Around this great land, he spoke to many students in area schools about early American culture and fur trading. He helped in many ways with local Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. Russell was a past president of the Michimackinaw Voyagers.
      Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nancy; three children, Dr. Joseph Arlen (Patricia) Robinson of Delton, Suzanne Marie Robinson of Traverse City, and retired Gunnery Sgt. Michael Allen (Rosa) Robinson of Oceanside, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Russell Garnet Buller, Nancy Raquel Robinson, Angelique Amber Buller, Spencer Cody Robinson, and Jeremaih Neil Buller.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Father John McCracken will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Save the Whale Foundation through Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
     
      MARION HELEN BROWN, 73, of Benzonia, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah; funeral services will follow at 1 p.m.
     
      EINAR K. 'ED' MUHONEN, 90, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Traverse City Record-Eagle.
     
      Elizabeth J. 'Beth' Baldwin
      Died February 12, 2000
      HARBOR SPRINGS - Elizabeth J. "Beth" Baldwin, 56, of Harbor Springs, died Saturday at Emmet County Medical Facility in Harbor Springs.
      Beth was born May 3, 1943, in Frankfort, the daughter of Phillip and Olive (Bacon) Grund.
      She grew up in Beulah and attended Benzonia High School.
      On Dec. 28, 1964, she married Leon Baldwin in Benzonia; he preceded her in death on March 21, 1987.
      Beth worked for Burns Clinic in Petoskey and had a great working relationship with her co-workers. Those that knew Beth loved her because of the genuine person she was. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
      Her hobbies included bingo, casino, dancing, singing and making friends.
      She is survived by her parents, Olive and Bill Bacon and Phillip and Becky Grund; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Stephanie Baldwin of Petoskey; two sons, Scott Baldwin of Harbor Springs and Robbie Baldwin of Petoskey; a grandson, Colin Baldwin; two sisters, Judy Sheets of InterIochen and Chris Thom of Beulah; and a brother, Phil Grund of Las Vegas, Nev.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey; a Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Harbor Springs; Father Frank Kordek of OFM will officiate.
      Burial will be in Conway Cemetery.
      Anyone wishing to contribute in memory of Beth may make contributions to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Foundation, 2914 Three Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 or the Holy Childhood Catholic Church Building Fund.
     
      Daryl G. Cady
      Died February 12, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Daryl G. Cady, formerly of Grand Rapids and a resident of Benzie County for the past 33 years, died Saturday afternoon at the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, with family members by his side, at the age of 77.
      Daryl was born May 18, 1922, in Arcadia, the son of Ray and Ila (Gilbert) Cady. He had served the country honorably as a machinist mate second class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was united in marriage to Gloria A. Hepner on Nov. 11, 1968, in Benzie County. Daryl had worked for the C & O Railroad as an electrician, and retired from there after many years of service.
      Daryl was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lions Club, all of which are located in Frankfort. He loved bingo, going to the casino, hunting, fishing, his cats, and travelling to Texas for the winters.
      Daryl is survived by his wife, Gloria of Frankfort; two sons, Jay Meyers of Frankfort and Kim Cady of Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Nancy Dennis of Kentwood, Kathie (Ed) Cook of Sand Lake, Mich., Karen Garner of Newaygo, Val Meyers of Lansing, and Debbie (Ryan) Clement of Frankfort; two brothers, Bob (Jerri) Johnson of Manistee and Randy (Karen) Johnson of Elberta; and three sisters, Pat Schoedel of Manistee. and Adelle Porter and Phyllis Stoops - both of Benzonia. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday from the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions in memory of Daryl may be made to Colon Rectal Cancer Research in care of American Cancer Society, Benzie County Unit, P.O. Box 661, Frankfort, MI 49635 or to the Activities Fund in care of the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, 224 Park, Frankfort, MI 49635.
     
      Neil B. Davis
      Died February 12, 2000
      LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. - Neil B. Davis, 66, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Saturday.
      A retired school teacher, Neil was born in Honor, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former resident of Marquette, Mich., where he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Neil moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1995.
      Survivors include his wife, Luella Davis of Lake Panasoffkee; two sons, Darrian Davis of Marquette, Mich., and Jeffrey Davis of Englewood; and two grandchildren.
      Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory in Leesburg is in charge of arrangements.
      Patricia A. Franckowiak
      Died February 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Patricia A. Franckowiak, 58, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      A homemaker, Patricia had lived in Traverse City since 1981, having moved from Dearborn. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
      Born. Nov. 17, 1941, in Dearborn, she was the daughter of Francis and Helen (Trudeau) McCarthy.
      On June 30, 1962, in Detroit, she married James Franckowiak who preceded her in death in 1991.
      Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (John) Wolf of Traverse City and Joann Myers of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Steven (Joy Feinberg) Franckowiak of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Rose (Ron) McKinnon; three brothers, Frank (Mary Lou) McCarthy, Jerry (Lavern) McCarthy, and Robert (Delores) McCarthy; and six grandchildren, Nicole, Jaclyn, Nicholas, Alyssa, Brandon, and Taylor.
      Patricia was also preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Gerald Micketti will officiate.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.
      Juanita V. McClelland
      Died February 10, 2000
      HONOR - Juanita V. McClelland, 86, of Honor, went to be with her Lord on Thursday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Union, Ky.
      Juanita was born May 8, 1913, in Kokomo, Ind. to Bert and Edith (Garver) Vail. Her childhood was spent in Indiana. She graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit and attended Ferris State College and Michigan State University, earning her bachelor's degree in education from MSU in 1963.
      On Jan. 23, 1937, in Leslie, she married Ned P. McClelland, who preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1970.
      Juanita took great joy in her chosen profession as an elementary teacher. She began her teaching career in various little one-room schools in the Lansing area. In addition to teaching multiple grades she was also responsible for bringing in the drinking water, stoking the pot-bellied stove used for heating and carrying out the ashes. She took great pride in teaching little children how to read. Through the years she had the pleasure of seeing her little first grade students grow and mature into productive adults, and in some instances she had the privilege of teaching the children of her former students. She taught for 18 years at the Platte River School in Honor before retiring in 1975.
      In addition to her husband, her parents, two sisters, Mildred Vail and Louise Toner, and a niece, Eileen Mannisto, also preceded her in death.
      She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (William) Mann of Union, Ky. and Nancy (George) Mitchell of Kingsley. She also leaves six grandchildren, Lisa (Paul) Bugajski of Burlington, Iowa, Mark Mitchell of Kingsley, Scott (Vanessa) Mann of Burlington, Ky. and Michael, Sarah and Brian Mann of Union, Ky.; and six great-grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Maher officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Champion Hill Cemetery in Honor.
      Memorials may be made in Juanita's name to the donor's choice of a hospice program, the American Cancer Society, Benzie County Commission on Aging, or the Honor Congregational Church.
     
      William J. Musser Sr.
      Died February 13, 2000
      MANCELONA - William J. Musser Sr., 79, of Mancelona, died Sunday at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      He was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Mancelona, the son of Fred and Luella (Jones) Musser.
      On Nov. 20, 1941, in Mancelona, he married Dorothy I. Belanger. She preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1993.
      William served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He worked 10 years for Gulf & Western, now known as Dura, and retired in 1985. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the American Legion George Puckett Post No. 264. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
      He is survived by six children, Doris J. (John) Underwood of Alba, Katherine (Robert) Hunt of Boyne City, William (Janet) Musser Jr. of Kingsley, Shirley (James) Webber of Kalkaska, Thomas (Spring) Musser of Norfolk, Va., and Michael (Cathy) Musser of Mancelona; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Thornburg of Mancelona, Viola (Ron) Chervenka of Traverse City, Helen Sandeen of Alden, and Margaret Fleet of Mancelona; two brothers, Raymond (Vera) Musser Sr. of Mancelona and Robert (Lois) Musser of Kalkaska; as well as many nieces and nephews.
      He was also preceded in death by one grandson, James Underwood, in 1985, and one sister, Hilda Thornburg, in 1994.
      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona; Father R. Dale Magoon will officiate.
      Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Mancelona.
      Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.
      Mary Lue Philo
      Died February 12, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Lue Philo, 81, of Traverse City, the beloved wife of the Rev. Henry E. Philo, died Saturday in Traverse City.
      She was a graduate of Traverse City High School and received her bachelor's degree in teaching from Central Michigan University.
      Mary Lue is survived by her husband, the Rev. Henry E. Philo of Traverse City; a daughter, Lynn Philo of Traverse City; two sons, the Rev. Stephen E. Philo of Medford, Ore., and Thomas E. Philo of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, the Rev. Gordon Bennett of Duluth, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. A devoted church-person, she sang in several church choirs. May Lue was a highly dedicated kindergarten teacher and taught for many years in the Detroit public school system. She was also an excellent pianist and could play almost any piece of music by ear. She loved people and had lots of friends and a good sense of humor.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road, Traverse City, where Mary Lue was a member. The Rev. James Bendig will officiate. Friends may call at the time of service. Remains will be interred in the spring in the church's Garden of Remembrance.
      Memorials contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      Michael Thomas Rickert
      Died February 12, 2000
      MARQUETTE - Michael Thomas Rickert, 43, of Marquette, died suddenly Saturday morning.
      He was born March 25, 1956 in Detroit, a son of Robert Rickert and Beverlee (Cronk) Chick.
      On July 28, 1983, he married Karla Colbert in Las Vegas, Nev.
      Michael worked in the construction industry as a self-employed builder.
      He is survived by his wife, Karla; his father, Robert Rickert of Warren; his mother, Beverlee Chick of Northville; two brothers, Patrick Rickert of Farmington and Christopher Rickert of Holly; his grandparents, Milton (Elsie) Cronk of Livonia and Romelda Rickert of Livonia; an aunt, Judie Belew of Livonia; an uncle, Barney Belew of Au Train; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
      Friends may call from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia; memorial services will follow at 7 p.m.
      Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy might wish to consider the Michigan United Conversations Club, PO Box 30235, Lansing, MI 48909.
      Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, Inc. in Marquette is assisting the family.
      Barbara W. Smith
      Died February 11, 2000
      GLEN LAKE - Barbara W. Smith, 83, of Glen Lake, died Friday at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      She was born June 30, 1916, in Lansing, the daughter of Fred H. and Zora M. (Tyler) Renz.
      Barbara had made her home in Glen Lake since 1960 but had summered there for many years, beginning in childhood. She held a bachelor of science degree in home economics and had been a dietitian for the Kellogg Foundation.
      After moving to Glen Lake, she was a member of the Glen Lake Women's Club. She had a love for animals and was very concerned about their preservation. Barbara also enjoyed gardening.
      She married Robert Smith on Sept. 9, 1939, in Lansing and he preceded her in death in 1960.
      Barbara is survived by a grandson, Scott, and his wife, Sallie Krepps, of Empire, and their children, Jennifer, Lindsay, Porsche, and Cameron. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Gretchen and her husband, Christopher Aldrich, of Empire, and their son, Haven; and Katie, and her husband, Patrick Burley, of Traverse City, and their daughter, Kaylie; and numerous cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maryanne Krepps, in 1991.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Friends may call at the time of services.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear or to the Leelanau Conservancy.
      Gussie Spencer
      Died February 13, 2000
      HOLLAND - Mrs. Robert (Gussie) Spencer, 85, of Holland, died Sunday at Holland Community Hospital.
      She was one of 12 children born to George and Anna (Nieusma) Heneveld. She devoted her life to her husband of 60 years and her family. She was an avid sportswoman well known for her fishing activities in the Platte Lake, Grand Traverse area.
      Before marriage, she practiced as a registered nurse in Chicago and Kalamazoo. Moving to Birmingham, Mich., she raised her four children and was "Mom" to various foreign exchange students.
      Later she moved to Traverse City. She established and managed the Holiday Inn Gift Shop. Gussie and her husband, Bob, wintered in Englewood, Fla., and summered at Platte Lake for many years. Finally moving back to Holland, she became actively involved in the Visually Impaired Persons program at Freedom Village where they lived.
      Gussie was preceded in death by Ethel Peelen, Georgiana Timmer, Ed Heneveld, Adelia Heneveld and Augusta Heneveld.
      She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert "Bob" Spencer of Holland; children, Sharon Horton and Dave Elliott of Grand Rapids, Robert and Elisabeth Spencer of Colorado, William and Priscilla Spencer of Elk Rapids, and John and Janet Spencer of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bert (Harriet) Kempers of Colorado, Geneva and Maurice Marcus of California, Jean and Luke Blevins of Virginia, George and Dottie Heneveld of Alabama, Mrs. George (Barbara) Dalman of Holland, Lloyd and Marie Heneveld of Torch Lake, and brothers-in-law, John and Charmaine Spencer of Traverse City and Louis Spencer of Grand Rapids.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Notier Ver Lee Langeland Funeral Chapel, 315 E. 16th St., Holland.
      Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel; the Rev. James Baar will officiate.
      Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery.
      Memorials may be given to Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health Services, 3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97201 - attention Christopher Brentlenger.
     
     
      MITCHELL GROCHOWSKI, 81, of Echo Township, formerly of Sterling Heights, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at home. He was born May 24, 1918.
      The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Northville. A memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      BEVERLEY J. KNIPE, 69, of Central Lake, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at home. She was born June 7, 1930.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      MARGARET 'MARGOT' GOODRICH POWER, 85, of Traverse City and Suttons Bay, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Private family services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DALE STAMATE, 49, of Mesick, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church of Mesick. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. The Smith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Harrison is in charge of arrangements.
     
     
      Leonard E. Bardenhagen
      Died February 6, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - Leonard E. Bardenhagen, 83, of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born Dec. 15, 1916, in East Leland, he was the son of Elmer and Emma (Wakulat) Bardenhagen.
      On Sept. 28, 1960, in Leland, he married Eleaner Marie April who died in December 1998.
      A retired farmer from East Leland, Leonard raised strawberries and potatoes in the summer and worked at logging in the winter. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. Leonard enjoyed fishing and hunting, and, after his retirement, enjoyed vegetable gardening.
      Survivors include his children, Duane (Betty) and Carson (Christi) Bardenhagen - both of East Leland, and Barbara (Mark) Belanger of Leland; a sister, Jane (Maurice) Scharz; two brothers, Victor (Vi) and Vernon Bardenhagen; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, Elmer, Basil, Daniel, Tony, Joseph, Joshua, Adam, and Joel; and five great-grandchildren.
      Leonard was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor K. (Gauthier), and a sister, Lucille Bach.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland; the Rev. Lawrence K. Matro will officiate.
      Burial will be in East Leland Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland.
      Claire Bolton
      Died February 6, 2000
      EMPIRE - Claire Bolton, 73, died Sunday, peacefully asleep in her home.
      Born Oct. 7, 1926, in Lyndhurst, N.J., she was the daughter of Alfred and Freida (Tegmeir) Hodges.
      On May 23, 1946, in Clinton, N.J., she married Jack Bolton.
      A homemaker, Claire was a resident of Empire much of her adult life. An avid gardener, she was very knowledgeable about flowers and especially loved her irises. Claire also had a passion for reading.
      Survivors include her husband, Jack of Empire; two children, John (SunOk) Bolton of West Milford, N.J., and Daniel Bolton of Empire; and two grandchildren, James and Thomas.
      Claire was preceded in death by her parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Empire United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow visitation at 11 a.m.; Pastor William McDonald will officiate.
      Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Empire United Methodist Church or to Empire Fire and Rescue Squad.
      Helen Rhoda Jean Ingram
      Died February 6, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Helen Rhoda Jean Ingram, 86, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Dec. 11, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Lela (Wooley) and Ernest Stickney.
      In March 1936, in Angola, Ohio, she married John T. Ingram who passed away in 1969.
      A retired registered nurse, Helen was a 1936 graduate of the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing. She was a former resident of Globe, Ariz., and a past Worthy Matron of the White Mountain Chapter of Eastern Star. Helen was a member of the Traverse City Republican Womens Club and of Central United Methodist Church.
      Survivors include her children, John E. Ingram of Taylor, and Leora L. Izatt and H. Karen Schumacher - both of Traverse City; grandchildren, Keith A. and Robert M. (Tracy) Izatt - both of Traverse City, and Lela Schumacher of Ann Arbor; and a grandchild, Olivia G. Izatt of Traverse City.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate.
      Burial will be in May in Globe, Ariz.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Central United Methodist Church or a humane society.
      Elmer G. Raymond
      Died February 6, 2000
      BUCKLEY - Elmer G. Raymond, 88, of Buckley, died Sunday at his home.
      Born Sept. 10, 1911, in Harietta, he was the son of Charles and Anna (Blanchard) Raymond.
      On May 26, 1973, in Cadillac, he married Buernadean Fisher.
      Elmer was a retired carpenter who had worked in the construction industry. A resident of Buckley since 1975, he was formerly a resident of Cadillac. Elmer enjoyed hunting and fishing.
      Survivors include his wife, Buernadean of Buckley; 13 children, Ray (Marlene) of Texas, Charles (Susan) of Nevada, Roger (Betty) of Cadillac, Dwayne of Lake City, William of Cadillac, Kevin of Kingsley, Jean (Don) of Klug, Fla., Sally Reagan of Scottville, Charlotte Willis of Lake City, Kelly Raymond of Florida, Paul of West Branch, Kimberly Foster of Clarkston, and Gladys Raymond of West Branch; four step children, Reginold Costello of Durand, Roland Costello of Cadillac, Regina Weatherwax of Wisconsin, and Sherry Woodbury of Coldwater; many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; three sisters, Ilah Johnson, Wilma (Russell) Hemstreet and Erma Buxton; and three brothers, David, Willard, and Verlan.
      Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gary, a brother, Clarence, and a sister, Gladys.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      A Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Pastor Char Minger will officiate.
      Burial will be in the spring in Sixteen Cemetery in Slagle Township.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kingsley United Methodist Church.
     
      Robert Gene Skerratt
      Died February 7, 2000
      AMARILLO, Texas - Robert Gene Skerratt, 66, of Amarillo, died Monday.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2820 Virginia Circle, Amarillo.
      He was born in Traverse City, Mich., and had lived in Amarillo for 15 years. He attended Michigan State University and later served with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox. He worked for State Farm Insurance for 30 years before retiring in 1995. He was a former member of Rotary and the Jaycees.
      He married Noreene in 1953 in Traverse City, Mich.
      Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Blount of Amarillo; two sons, Robert Guy Skerratt of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Jeffery Howard Skerratt of Gaylord, Mich.; a brother, Howard L. Skerratt of Highland, Mich.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to BSA Hospice, Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001 or Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79105.
      Charlene Walters
      Died February 6, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Charlene Walters, 82, of Maple City, formerly of Jonesville, passed away Sunday at the Maple Valley Nursing Home.
      She was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Earlham, Iowa, to Given D. and Gertrude (Peterson) Jackson.
      Charlene was a graduate of Earlham High School and the University of Iowa. She had been a school teacher at Reading High School for 17 years and was also the co-owner of Walters Wonderful World of Sweets in Jonesville.
      She was a member of Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville and was very active in all school activities with her children.
      Charlene was married Dec. 30, 1952, to Wilbur "Bill" Walters and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded by one sister.
      Surviving are three daughters, Kathy (Jerry) Griffith of Canton, Kris (Bob) Send of Suttons Bay, and Connie (James) Mann of Jonesville; and a son, Greg Walters of Piqua, Ohio. Six grandchildren, one step grandchild; and one step great-granddaughter also survive.
      Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville; the Rev. John Lillie will officiate.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Countryside Bible Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
      GLADYS A. ARNOLD, 70, of Fife Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her home.
      A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      CARL C. SAUER, 85, of Buckley, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      MATHY K. SIUDA, 25, of Denver, Colo. and formerly of Manistee, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manistee, where visitation will continue from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service.
     
      CARLTON T. WEIDENHAMER, 74, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at the home of his daughter, Kathy.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview Wesleyan Church, where visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Robert L. 'Bob' Broberg
      Died February 2, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Robert L. "Bob" Broberg, 83, of Northport, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at his home.
      Born July 1, 1916, in Downers, Grove, Ill., he was the son of Louis O. and Fredericka (Hansen) Broberg.
      On June 21, 1952, he married Barbara T. Thomas.
      Bob retired as chief rate clerk for the Western Railroad Passenger Association Tariff Bureau. A master Mason since 1945, he was awarded the 50-year service award in 1996 from the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas, Brownwood Lodge No. 279. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Battle Stars for service in the European Theater of Operations. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove since 1926. He was also a member of the Leelanau Land Preservation Company LLC - the entity that acquired the railroad right-of-way from Suttons Bay to Northport and returned it to private property. Bob worked for the American Cancer Society's annual Northport Run for Funds every year since its inception. He also loved doing yardwork and gardening.
      Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Northport; two sisters, Marion E. Holch of Northport and Eleanor E. Blazek of Paducah, Ky.; 30 nieces and nephews; 53 grandnieces and grandnephews; and a great-grandniece and a great-grandnephew.
      A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Trinity Church in Northport; the Rev. Joseph Ripley will officiate.
      Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Township Foundation for the Community Arts Center or to the Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Willard Brow
      Died February 6, 2000
      BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - Willard Brow, of Bullhead City, Ariz. and formerly of Traverse City, Mich., died Sunday in Arizona.
      Willard was the son of Edmund and Delmina Brow, the husband of Laurine (Moldenhauer) and father of Karla and Karen.
      Willard also has eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five brothers, three sisters; and one stepbrother.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother; one brother; and one sister.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Dale Delmer Stamate
      Died February 5, 2000
      MESICK - Dale Delmer Stamate, 49, a long time Mesick resident, died suddenly Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 16, 1950, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Waldo and Elma (Evans) Stamate.
      Dale was an employee of Four Winds as a materials manager. He also was president of the Springville Township Zoning Board, worked part-time as a real estate agent with Richards Real Estate in Mesick and was a MHSAA referee for girls volleyball. He started refereeing after many years coaching various sports for the Mesick Consolidated Schools.
      Dale was united in marriage in Cadillac, on June 6, 1970, to Betty (McClain) Stamate, who survives him.
      He is also survived by three daughters, Renee (Dean) Weaver and their son, Jordan, of Cadillac, Kerrie (Bob) Fessenden and their daughter, Ashley, of Mesick and Suzanne (Derek) Richard and their children, Sarah and Brandon, of Cadillac; a sister, Wanda Holbrook of Cadillac; and four brothers, Bill (Jean) Simcock of Cadillac, Don Stamate of Caro, Doug (Lydia) Stamate of Grand Rapids and Ray Stamate of Detroit.
      Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Mesick with Rev. Dave Thompson officiating.
      The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Mesick High School Athletic Department for the Dale Stamate Memorial Fund.
      Arrangements were handled through Smith Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Harrison.
      Leone Elizabeth Telgard
      Died February 5, 2000
      LELAND - Leone Elizabeth Telgard, 92, a lifelong resident of Leland, passed away Saturday.
      Leone was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Leland, the daughter of William and Anna (Nerland) Carlson, and except for a few years during World War II, spent her entire life in Leland pouring her efforts into establishing the Bluebird Restaurant and raising a loving family.
      Leone, along with her husband, Martin, began the Bluebird in 1927 and together ran the establishment until the early 1960's when their son, Jim, and his wife, Nancy, joined in to carry on the tradition.
      Leone is survived by her sisters, Lavina Kimmerly and Donna Vowinkel; children, James (Nancy) Telgard, Eloise Fahs and Bonnie (Don) Orr; grandchildren, Chris (Kathy) Telgard, Skip (Lynn) Telgard, Karen (Jeff) Siemers, Tim (Donna) Fahs and Heidi Kruse; and great-grandchildren, Carolyn and Derek Telgard, Hannah and Jared Siemers and Kathryn and Christian Fahs.
      Leone will forever be remembered by those who knew her for her generosity, thoughfulness, courage, dignity and wonderful sense of humor. Above all, she was never judgmental of those who came into her life. Her greatest pleasures came from being surrounded by her family and friends of all ages. God bless you, Leone Elizabeth Telgard.
      Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Leland.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Leland Public Library (for large print books) or the Leelanau Historical Society.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
     
     
      CLARENCE W. 'ANDY' ANDERSON, of Fife Lake, formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Saginaw Veterans Administration Hospital. A former firefighter and police officer, he was born May 28, 1923, in Dana, Ill.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      MELODY ANN CAMPBELL, 37, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at her home. A school bus driver, she was born Jan. 23, 1963, in Midwest City, Okla.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Kalkaska. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      WALLACE D. ECKLER, 75, of Grawn, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      BEATRICE B. SORENSON, 88, of Manistee, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee. Born March 27, 1911, in Manistee, she was a retired seamstress.
      Visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with an Evening Prayer service at 8:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Following the Mass, burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      Mildred A. 'Sally' Fitch
      Died February 17, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mildred A. "Sally" Fitch, 76, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 7, 1923, in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of Norman O. and Violetta E. (Baldwin) Wyckoff. On June 12, 1948, in Traverse City, she married H. Richard "Dick" Fitch.
      Sally had worked as a switchboard supervisor for Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Traverse City and Detroit before her marriage. For 15 years she was a bookkeeper and accountant for Traverse City Livestock Commission. She spent numerous years as a financial secretary for the First Baptist Church of Traverse City.
      Sally is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard, of Traverse City; five brothers, Warren (Janet) Wyckoff of Traverse City, Norman (Jackie) Wyckoff of Traverse City, Earl (Doris) Wyckoff of Wyoming, Mich., Arthur Wyckoff of Columbus, Ga. and Wayne (Beth) Wyckoff of Plant City, Fla.; a sister, ArLene Wyckoff of Traverse City; and several nephews and nieces.
      She was preceded in death by her mother in 1965; a brother, Raymond, in 1935; and her father in 1994.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Mansfield of the First Baptist Church, where Sally was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      In remembrance of Sally, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.
     
      Robert J. Margetson
      Died February 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert J. Margetson, 76, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Dec. 30, 1923, in Grant, he was the son of William and Cora (Pettis) Margetson.
      On Sept. 2, 1950, in Frankfort, he married Lucille Cilman.
      Robert served in the 42nd Rainbow Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780 and enjoyed attending the annual reunion of the 42nd Rainbow Division. Robert served as a custodian at Northwestern Michigan College for 17 years before retiring in 1985. He also enjoyed spending time in his garage.
      Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Traverse City; a son, Will Margetson of Traverse City; a daughter, Marilyn (Leo) Rice of Traverse City; three brothers, Fred Laffleur of Thompsonville, Caleb Margetson of Springdale, and Ed Laffleur of Benzonia; a sister, Viola Pierce of Thompsonville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
      Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Louis Grettenberger will officiate. Military honors will be held under the auspices of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 or the 42nd Rainbow Division.
      Mabel W. Thome
      Died February 17, 2000
      GRAWN - Mabel W. Thome, 95, of Grawn, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      She was born Nov. 1, 1904, in Interlochen.
      Survivors include a son, Neil Hansen of Gaston, S.C., a step daughter, Elizabeth Evans of Gagetown, Mich., a step son, George Thome of Sudbury, Mass., 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be announced in the spring.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Donald Ernest Voice
      Died February 18, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Donald Ernest Voice, a lifelong resident of Kingsley, died Friday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born May 3, 1920, in Kingsley, he was the son of Ernest and Freda (Schibler) Voice. On Jan. 2, 1945, in Kingsley, he married the former Angela Carcirieri.
      Donald was a truck driver, working for Voice Trucking and later for Hotchiss and Dumas Trucking in Petoskey. He owned a sugarbush and made maple syrup. He loved to hunt and fish and he enjoyed sports, remote control cars, playing cards and bird watching.
      He is survived by six children, Donald (Faye) Voice, Jr. of Eagle River, Alaska, Patricia LaPeer of Lake Orion, Butch Voice of Traverse City, Paul (Beatrice) Voice of Kingsley, Catherine (Guy) McDonald of Traverse City and Marvin (Barb) Voice of Kingsley; former wife, Margaret Eagles and their three children, Gail (Larry) Snyder of Mishawaka, Ind., Gary (Janet) Eagles of Richmond, Ind. and Allen Hacker of Bloomfield Hills; a sister, Stella Baldwin of Kingsley; a brother, LeRoy (Gloria) Voice of Kingsley; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela, in 1991; five brothers; and three sisters.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Kingsley with Pastor Char Minger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
     
      LORRAINE E. KELLEY, 80, of Manistee, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Muskegon. She was born Nov. 9, 1919.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with an Evening Prayer at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will be in the spring at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Onekama.
     
      JOANNA PICH, 61, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at home.
      A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DONALD E. VOICE, 79, of Kingsley, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      JAMES FRANCIS WULFF, 63, of Traverse City and formerly of Chicago, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Clarence W. 'Andy' Anderson
      Died February 18, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Clarence W. "Andy" Anderson, 76, of Fife Lake and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday at the Saginaw Veterans Administration Hospital.
      Born May 28, 1923, in Dana, Ill., he was the son of James and Grace Anderson.
      Andy was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy from February 1943 until March 1946. He became a Traverse City firefighter on Aug. 14, 1951 and after several years became a Traverse City police officer, retiring on Aug. 14, 1976. Andy was a member of the American Military League and the Fife Lake American Legion.
      He is survived by his wife, Donna, whom he married July 24, 1976; his children, Andrea Anderson of Traverse City, David Anderson of Bunnell, Fla. and Carol (Andy) Hufnagel of South Deerfield, Mass.; and the children's mother, Joan Lardie of Traverse City; two stepsons, Alan (Patti) Habitz of Grand Marais and their two sons, Cody and Jesse; and by Steve (Lorri) Habitz of Petoskey and their daughters, Crystal and Donna; and a sister, Betty Warrick of Homer, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grand Traverse County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
     
      Audrey E. Christensen
      Died February 18, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - An angel has visited the community and one has been called from our midst into eternal life. Audrey Elizabeth Christensen passed away on Friday at her home.
      Born July 3, 1921, in Almond, Wis., she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Davis) Radloff. Later, while growing up in Waupaca, Wis., she met Clifford "Kip" Christensen, whom she married on May 4, 1941. They were the proud parents of three children.
      She leaves to mourn her one daughter, Vicki (Keith) Clark; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Shanklin and Adline Ayers; a brother, Howard (Ruth) Radloff; and a warm, loving circle of friends.
      Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; son, Rodney; daughter, Lynn; and her brother, Harold.
      Audrey had been very patient these past months and was never heard to murmur or complain. She has always told us to rely on God in times of good and bad and to live by the Golden Rule. She has always volunteered to lend a helping hand where one was needed. Both she and Kip were long time Democrats and union people.
      She was an avid reader and loved music, a good dance, flowers, painting, playing cards and just being with family and friends. She also loved birds and animals, especially deer. Where ever Audrey was, the deer would come. Audrey firmly believed that a good sense of humor would take care of everything else.
      In remembering Audrey, please consider these words:
      Lord, when my soul takes
      flight, may it rise swiftly to
      live forever in your love and
      care.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Barbara Hoig officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.
      In lieu of flowers, people are encouraged to direct donations to the family or to Munson Hospice.
     
      Leonard Francis Osinski
      Died February 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Leonard Francis Osinski, 75, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Feb. 20, 1924, in Hamtramck, he was the son of John Francis and Veronica (Zielenski) Osinski. He married his beloved wife, Therese Ann (Singer) on Sept. 28, 1946, in Detroit.
      A graduate of Jackson High School and Jackson Technological School, Leonard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force. He had been a director at St. Francis Camp in Jerome, was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Men's Club and was president of EEA Chapter No. 234. Leonard had been with Alhambra for 27 years. He enjoyed woodworking, flying and charity work.
      Survivors include his wife; children, Cathleen (Mike) West of Frankfort, KY, John (Lynn) Raden of Kingsfield, Maine, Carol (Randy) Amyani of Grand Rapids, Martin (Pam) Osinski of Gladwin, Michael Osinski of Olympia, Wash., Veronica (Nabiel) Muslek of Redford and an adopted son, Thomas Padula of St. Clair Shores; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Alex and Edward; and three sisters, Rose Ney, Irene Puzycki and Dory Green.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Traverse City with the Rev. Father Jerry Micketti serving as celebrant. Visitation will also take place at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass intentions or to the American Heart Association.
     
      Robert G. Wonacott, M.D.
      Died February 18, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Dr. Robert G. Wonacott, of Elk Rapids, died at home after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer.
      Robert graduated from Highland Park High School, Highland Park Junior College, Wayne State University and U of M Medical School. He was on staff at Munson Medical Center, where he completed his internship in 1962 and served a medical practice in Elk Rapids for 26 years and Mt. Pleasant for four years. He also served his Lord as a medical missionary in Guatemala. He was an ordained elder of First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids and served in its Stephen's ministry. He was a mason, a past president of the Elk Rapids Rotary Club, recipient of a Paul Harris Award and past president of Antrim County Cancer Society.
      He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Polony Wonacott, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1960, in Detroit; father of Laura (Michael) Asiala of Bay City, Dr. Lynne (Andrew) Elmore of Richmond, Va., Jeffrey of Traverse City and Paul of Charlotte, NC; grandfather of Lillian and Caroline Asiala and Robert, Austin and Matthew Elmore; son of the late George and Barbara Wonacott; and brother of Mary Jo (Dr. Vahagn) Agbabian, Margaret Etienne, Richard (Lea) and Barbara (Bob) Presnell.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids, where visitation will continue from noon until the time of service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation with gifts designated to the Elk Rapids Scholarship Fund in memory of Robert G. Wonacott, M.D., or to the Stan and Marge McMillan Missionary Fund in care of Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARILYN J. BENNETT, 59, of Traverse City, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      AUDREY E. CHRISTENSEN, 78, of Williamsburg, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at home.
      A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      ELSIE A. COBB, 85, of Grayling, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at home. She was born July 8, 1914.
      Memorial services will be held in the spring or summer. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling.
     
      MILDRED A. 'SALLY' FITCH, 76, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery later this spring. A full obituary will be in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      LILLIAN I. FREEMAN, 96, of Traverse City, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ROY C. GOKEE, 79, of East Jordan, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Northern Michigan Hospitals in Petoskey.
      The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
     
      DR. ROBERT GEORGE WONACOTT, of Elk Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids, where visitation will continue from noon Wednesday until the time of service. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Albert 'Bert' Arthur Morio
      Died February 16, 2000
      BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Albert "Bert" Arthur Morio, 79, of Brooksville, passed away Wednesday at Eastbrooke Health Care Center.
      Bert was born in Lake Leelanau and came to Brooksville in 1989 from Lake Leelanau. A World War II Army veteran, he was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. He was employed as a testing tech for Michigan Bell and a member of American Legion Post No. 35, a life member of VFW Post No. 7731, a member of Cedar Rod & Gun Club of Cedar, Hernando Sportsman Club, Telephone Pioneers of Spring Hill, NRA, Bass Anglers and Communications Workers of America.
      Bert is survived by his wife, Miriam Morio of Brooksville, Fla.; a son, Michael Morio of Redford; a daughter, Mary Zahner of Ypsilanti; a brother, Leonard Morio of Lake Leelanau; two sisters, Gertrude Coyne of Brooksville and Marie Plamondon of Wilcox, Ariz.; a grandson, Michael Zahner of Ypsilanti; two granddaughters, Melayna Morio of Grand Rapids and Anastasia Zahner of Ypsilanti; and a great-grandson, William Zahner of Ypsilanti.
      Arrangements were handled by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory in Brooksville, Fla.
      Ruby Mae Russell
      Died February 17, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - Ruby Mae Russell, of Central Lake, died Thursday.
      Born July 4, 1915, in Central Lake Township, she was the daughter of Walter and Louella (Syer) Andrews. On July 5, 1935, in Central Lake, she married Burton W. (Pete) Russell, who preceded her in death in 1987.
      Ruby and her husband moved to the Pontiac area to live until 1976 when they moved back to the village of Central Lake.
      She is survived by two sons, Wilford Arthur Russell of Harrison and Walter Howard Russell of Central Lake.
      Beautiful and glorious sunshine shone through the windows and filled the room the morning the Lord carried Ruby home. Her son, Walter Russell, and niece, Lois Ann (Hillman) Whitehead held her hands as she passed quietly, peacefully and without struggle. The grace of the Lord was abundant.
      All of Ruby's friends are invited to attend the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Flag Stone Point, the residence of Rock and Lois Ann Whitehead, 382 N. Intermediate Lake Road, Central Lake.
     
      EUGENE BRUCE, 87, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home in Mancelona.
      No services are scheduled at this time. Anatomical donation was given to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. of Mancelona.
     
      Kenneth 'Ken' Leroy Darrow
      Died February 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kenneth "Ken" Leroy Darrow, 70, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 8, 1929, in Traverse City, he was the son of Kenneth W. and Opal I. (Kellogg) Darrow. On Dec. 18, 1960, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City, he married the former Rose Mary Melichar. Kenneth was born again on Jan. 26, 1999.
      Kenneth served in the Korean conflict from 1949 to 1952. He was employed as a sales representative for Sentry Insurance. He was also city secretary of the men's bowling association for many years and two bowling leagues. He was an avid golfer at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club and a member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and family get togethers.
      He is survived by his wife; a son, William K. (Patricia Fehrenbach) of Grawn; daughters, Patricia G. (William D.) Draper of Grand Rapids, Suzanne M. (Paul) Wise of Boyne City and Christina K. (Michael) Majszak of Traverse City; brothers, Matthew (Janet Welsh) Darrow of Ypsilanti and Jon (Linda Atkinson) Darrow of Alma; sisters, Jacquelyn (Ronald) Flynn of Northville and Barbara A. (Richard) Graham of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service. Rev. Paul Wise will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
     
      Harold Andrew Langley
      Died February 14, 2000
      LOWELL - Harold Andrew Langley, 85, of Lowell and formerly of Rockford, passed away Monday.
      Harold was a veteran of World War II.
      He is survived by his daughters, Leah Vredenburg of Lowell and Linda (Jack) Stegenga of Traverse City; grandchildren, Michelle (Kelly) Jackson of St. Clair, Andrew (Halley) Vredenburg of Rockford, Matthew (Deborah) Vredenburg of Rockford, Martin (Angela) Vredenberg of Cascade, Molly Stegenga of Traverse City, Allison Stegenga of Chicago and Spencer Stegenga of Traverse City; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Wallace Langley of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and a sister, Lois (Russ) O'Neill of Robinsdale, Minn.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; son-in-law, Clark D. Vredenburg; and a brother, Donald of Robbinsdale, Minn.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the First Congregational Church of Lowell, 404 N. Hudson, with Dr. Roger LaWarre officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Congregational Church of Lowell or the charity of one's choice.
      The family is being served by Roth-Gerst Funeral Home in Lowell.
     
      Ruth P. Martinson
      Died February 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth P. Martinson, 82, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born March 13, 1917, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Colon and Lillian (Wright) Wares. On June 22, 1938, in Traverse City, she married Lancel Martinson, who preceded her in death in 1974.
      Ruth owned and operated a funeral home in Big Rapids with her husband from 1942 to 1948, until they purchased the Sampson Funeral Home in Traverse City, which they operated for 25 years, retiring in 1973. She was also employed as the secretary to the superintendent of Traverse City Public Schools from 1935 to 1938. She was an avid golfer and member of the Traverse City Country Club for many years, and a member of the Munson Auxiliary, working in the gift shop.
      Survivors include three daughters, Sue (Cass) Terry of Milwaukee, Wis., Mary (William) Richards of Cumberland, Maine and LeeAnne (Michael) Murchie of Traverse City; and six grandchildren, Kristin (Greg) Vanek of Chicago, Sean Terry of Milwaukee, Wis., Kursla Robinson of Rochester, NH, Svea Robinson of Portland, Maine and Heather and Patrick Murchie of Traverse City.
      Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Blanche Wicksall; and a brother, Dale Wares.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Bradley Will officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      The family would like to thank the Grand Traverse Pavilions, especially the Aspen wing, for all their help, and Rod Kurtz from Bank One in Traverse City for all his assistance and care in Ruth's matters.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Traverse City Central Athletic Boosters or Trojan Baseball.
     
     
      Howard D. Smith
      Died February 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Howard D. Smith, 70, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at his home.
      Born June 7, 1929, in Dover Township of Lake County, he was the son of Samuel and Vietta (Fralick) Smith.
      Howard attended Reed City schools, graduating in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and then worked as a telephone repairman for Michigan Bell for 37 years. He had also lived in Frankfort before moving to Traverse City 18 years ago. Howard enjoyed camping and hunting.
      Howard had been married to the former Nancy Williams, and is survived by his children, Hope (Don) Saladin of Reed City, Robin Jensen of Anderson, Ind., Lance (Sue) Smith of Frankfort, Scott (Sheila) Smith of Beulah, Craig (Brenda) Smith of Mancelona, and Kristina Withers, Jeannie (Brian) Cole and Jamie (Jenna) Cole and his loving companion, Rene Cole - all of Traverse City; one brother, Robert (Helen) Smith of Reed City; and 17 grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by two brothers, Byron and Ralph.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McDowell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Kreh officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Third Level Crisis Center in Traverse City.
     
      Richard J. Walls
      Died February 15, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Richard J. Walls, 54, of Fife Lake, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac after suffering with a heart condition for ten years.
      Born Dec. 04, 1945, in Detroit, he was the son of William and Evelyn (Garrison) Walls. On Oct. 10, 1964, in Dillon, SC, he married the former Alice Caulder.
      Richard grew up in Detroit and Warren. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne. He was employed as a millwright and lineman for Chrysler Corporation and had lived in Detroit, Hamtramck, Roseville and St. Clair Shores. He has been a resident of Fife Lake since 1990. Richard was a member of the Fife Lake American Legion Post, Warren American Legion Post, American Veterans and Forty and Eight Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Christopher (Nancy) Walls of Fair Haven and Gary (Amy) Walls of Chesterfield; a daughter, Melissa Walls, at home; his mother, Evelyn Walls of Fife Lake; a brother, Larry (Joan) Walls of Fife Lake; a sister, DeeDee (Dennis) Yunke of South Haven; and four grandchildren, Adam, Allyson, Jonathan and Tiffany.
      He was preceded in death by his father; and an infant brother, Patrick.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Fife Lake American Legion Post.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart Fund or Cancer Fund.
      The family is being served by the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
     
      KENNETH 'KEN' LEROY DARROW, 70, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service. A complete obituary will be in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      RICHARD J. KNUDSEN, 78, of Bear Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Pleasanton Township. He was born April 27, 1921, in Rexton.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pleasanton Townshp Cemetery in the spring.
     
      RUTH P. MARTINSON, 82, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City. A full obituary will be in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      LILLY M STANFORD, 86, of Bellaire, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Aug. 22, 1913, in Laxarby, Sweden.
      A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the chapel at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit. Arrangements were made by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Leona M. Bond
      Died February 14, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Leona M. Bond, 91, of Traverse City, died Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born June 14, 1908, in Burnips, she was the daughter of William and Anna (VanDine) Sebright. On June 6, 1929, in Hopkins, she married Ward E. Bond, who preceded her in death in 1973.
      Leona and her husband were the owners/operators of Bond's Grocery in Lansing for 25 years, retiring in 1970. After retirement, they moved to Buckley and in 1993 she moved to Traverse City. Leona was a member of the Buckley Wayside Chapel. She was a giving person who was devoted to her family and friends and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed cards, board games, crocheting, knitting, cooking, gardening and bingo.
      She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Bob) Hardin of Buckley and Sharon Webber of Mendota, Ill.; a sister, Florence (Willis) Riksen of Hopkins; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marcelyn Royston; a brother, Clarence Sebright; and a sister, Irene Miller.
      Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Buckley Wayside Chapel with Rev. Richard Rossili officiating, where visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in Deep Dale Cemetery in Lansing.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Buckley Wayside Chapel.
      Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      Basil C. Bush
      Died February 15, 2000
      BUCKLEY - Basil C. Bush, 85, of Buckley, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 25, 1914, in Grant Township, he was the son of Russell L. and Clara A. (Woods) Bush. On April 18, 1936, in Grant Township, he married Yudell Rogers, who survives.
      A farmer, Basil also worked for the State of Michigan as an inspector in the dairy division, retiring in 1979. He was a 1931 graduate of Buckley High School, a member of the Grant United Methodist Church, a former member of the Buckley School Board and he enjoyed woodworking.
      He is also survived by his three children, Nancy A. (Don) Clutsan of Cranbrook, Mich. and Fallbrook, Calif., Jack B. Bush of Fallbrook, Calif. and daughters-in-law, Patricia A. Bush of Alpine, Calif. and Mary Ann Bush of Kalamazoo; four sisters, Ruth (Leon) Cooper of Buckley, Dorothy Komrska of Walworth, Wis., Marjorie (Orville) Flansburg of Grawn and Betty (Carl) Cooper of Buckley; two brothers, Russell (Thais) Bush, Jr. of Davison and Ted (Elaine) Bush of Corona DelMar, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Warren J. Cook of Charlotte; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Russell Bush; and a sister, Hazel Cook.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bernie W. Griner officiating. Burial will take place in the Grant Township Cemetery in the spring.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either the Grant United Methodist Church or the Hospitality House at Munson Medical Center.
     
      Anthony Jergler
      Died February 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Anthony Jergler, 80, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at home with his family around him.
      Anthony was a World War II veteran with Company C 770th of the military police. In 1984 he retired from Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield after 40 years.
      He was the neighbor who mowed your lawn when you were sick. He was the stranger who stopped at the freeway accident to pull you out of a burning car while others watched. He was the friend you could always count on. He was the father who was never sorry he had three girls, and who adopted his daughters husbands as sons. He was the grandpa who played Santa Claus outside his grandchildren's window on Christmas Eve. And he was the husband who teased his wife mercilessly, who loved her more than she'll ever know.
      These memories and many more have been left in the hearts of others and the world will be a better place because we knew him.
      He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jergler; a sister, Netty Beacon; his three daughters, Penny (Gilbert) Carlson of Mesick, Pat (Frank) Warner of Melvindale and Toni (Steve) Marois of Traverse City; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one expected great-granddaughter.
      He was well loved and will be greatly missed.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with a Wake service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Rita's-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maple City.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions or Munson Hospice.
      The Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.
     
      Donna R. Miller
      Died February 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donna R. Miller, 79, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday at Munson Medical Center. She died, as she lived, with incredible grace and dignity.
      Born Oct. 8, 1920, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Talmadge and Naomi (Williamson) Berry. On Aug. 23, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., she married Gerald Miller.
      Donna lived in the Traverse City area most of her adult life. She enjoyed playing bridge with her dear friends. She also enjoyed knitting and cooking.
      She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Gerald, of Traverse City; three daughters, Anita (Burl) Ghastin of Paw Paw, Sherry (Max) Monroe of Wayland and Liz (Ralph) Kauffman of Traverse City; a son, John (Linda) Miller of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty (Ezra "Scotty") Scott of Portland, Ore. and Lorraine Senick of Largo, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie Busey; and a brother, Art Berry.
      A celebration of Donna's life will be announced at a later date.
      The family is being served by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Einar K. 'Ed' Muhonen
      Died February 13, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Einar K. "Ed" Muhonen, 90, died Saturday at his home.
      Born July 5, 1909, in Kaleva, he was the son of Johan and Anna (Aliina) Muhonen. On March 1, 1938, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married Rose B. Bernard.
      A longtime resident of Traverse City, Ed was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He was a retired employee of Cone Drive Gear and enjoyed participating in activities at the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include three daughters, Barbara R. (Arthur) Stachnik of Traverse City, Mary J. (John) VanWagoner of Cedar Springs, and Helen J. (Dave) Cheeseman of Interlochen; a son, George R. Muhonen of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Rose B., in 1988; a son, John E., in 1991; a grandson, Dale F. Stachnik, in 1997; and five brothers and sisters.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church.
     
      Richard Duane Schuler
      Died February 14, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - To know him was to be inspired. Richard Duane Schuler died Monday due to respiratory problems after a long and heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis; he was 58. The illness was with him for 22 years and in that time he came to know the Lord, his family and his own intentions.
      Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Aug. 14, 1941, he is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Foley); children, Theresa Lance of Traverse City, Bethanie of San Diego, and Mike of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Alex, Josh and Melissa Lance; and brothers, Sam (Jean) of San Antonio and Robert of Saline.
      Richard, the son of the late Bernardine and Al Schuler, grew up in the rolling farmland of Blanchardville, Wis. where he enjoyed the outdoors and sports. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and received a masters degree from Wayne State University. He began his career as an internal auditor for Wisconsin Gas/Light. After six years he was promoted to the parent company American Natural Resources, in Detroit, where he served as director of regulatory affairs. He developed MS in 1978 and retired in 1984.
      Richard was a pitcher in college and continued playing for a triple A team in Milwaukee. Before his health declined, he participated in a variety of sports, but his involvement was eventually limited to being an avid supporter of his children's sports and activities. Once the kids were off to college, Marilyn and Richard escaped to Traverse City. Here he served as the president of the Franklin Woods Association, as well as the publicity chair of the local MS society.
      Richard will be remembered for his calm manner, his positive attitude and his dry wit. In his own words, "Work rewards are trivial compared to my thoughts of Marilyn and the kids. Work is nothing compared to family."
      A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the family home, 6841 Franklin Woods Drive, Traverse City. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. James Hayden officiating. Cremation has taken place and burial will be later this spring at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse County Multiple Sclerosis Society Swim Program.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      LEONA M. BOND, 91, of Traverse City and formerly of Buckley, died Monday evening, Feb. 14, 2000, at a local nursing home.
      Funeral services are tentatively set for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Buckley Wayside Chapel. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      BASIL C. BUSH, 85, of Buckley, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      HOWARD WENDELL JOHNSON, 79, of Grayling, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home.
      Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek.
     
      RICHARD D. SCHULER, 58, of Traverse City, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      In celebration of Richard's life, a gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the family home, 6841 Franklin Woods Drive, Traverse City. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. A complete obituary will be in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
     
      Olive P. Flaska
      Died February 14, 2000
      CEDAR - Olive P. Flaska, 93, of Cedar, died Monday at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      Born Oct. 10, 1906, on the family farm near Monroe Center, she was the daughter of Valentine and Priorah (Sammons) Pease.
      On Sept. 19, 1927, in Leland, she married Joseph Flaska who died April 10, 1969.
      Olive was a retired school teacher and homemaker. She attended Buckley High School and graduated from Traverse City High School, Eastern Michigan University and Ferris Institute. She taught or was principle in nearly all the local area schools for 31« years and after retiring she taught as a substitute teacher and at Northwestern Michigan College. Olive belonged to all the teacher and professional organizations.
      She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Good Harbor and . A volunteer with RSVP where she transported people and helped with meals, Olive also volunteered for Leelanau County Social Services.
      Survivors include four children, Joseph R. (Leona) Flaska of Maple City, Geraldine Donald) Galla of Cedar, William E. (Betty) Flaska of Cedar, and Gary L. (Janet) Flaska of Cedar; a sister, Ina Long of Detroit; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      Olive was preceded in death by five brothers, Oren, Forest, Rev. Neil, Jimmy and Ivan, and a son, Joseph, in 1938.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Good Harbor; the Rev. Thomas Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Cleveland Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or the Cedar Fire and Rescue Squad.
      Patricia A. Hanell (Dalfonso) Golia
      Died December 24, 1999
      SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. - Patricia A. Hanell, of Schwenksville, Pa. died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, after a short illness.
      She is survived by her husband, Otto "Andy" Hanell, formerly of Traverse City; her mother and father; two daughters and their families; and two sisters and their families.
      She was preceded in death by her first husband.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Program, Montgomery Hospital, 25 West Fornance St., Norristown, PA 19401.
      Arrangements were handled by Soxman Funeral Home/Morasco Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pa.
      Einar K. 'Ed' Muhonen
      Died February 13, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Einar K. "Ed" Muhonen, 90, died Saturday at his home.
      Born July 5, 1909, in Kaleva, he was the son of Johan and Anna (Aliina) Muhonen. On March 1, 1938, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married Rose B. Bernard.
      A longtime resident of Traverse City, Ed was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He was a retired employee of Cone Drive Gear and enjoyed participating in activities at the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Survivors include three daughters, Barbara R. (Arthur) Stachnik of Traverse City, Mary J. (John) VanWagoner of Cedar Springs, and Helen J. (Dave) Cheeseman of Interlochen; a son, George R. Muhonen of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Rose B., in 1988; a son, John E., in 1991; a grandson, Dale F. Stachnik, in 1997; and five brothers and sisters.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church.
      Ruth Nelson
      Died February 12, 2000
      POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Ruth Nelson, 94, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Saturday at her home in John Knox Village.
      Ruth was born on Nov. 1, 1905, in Traverse City, Mich. Her parents, Knute and Jenny Nelson, lived and worked with their family on North Manitou Island and in Northport.
      Ruth was an elementary public school teacher in Chicago and Pompano Beach.
      Her brother, Alden, preceded her in death in 1987.
      She is survived by her sister, Esther, of Pompano Beach; and her nephews, Jerry of Port St. Lucie, Fla., John of Traverse City, Mich. and Tom of San Antonio, Texas.
      Graveside memorial services will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      ROSELLA F. LOESEL, 80, formerly of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Maplewood, Minn.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      FERN G. WILLIAMS, 96, of Lake Ann, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at her home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Marilyn Joyce Bennett
      Died February 18, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marilyn Joyce Bennett, 59, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jim Bennett; two daughters, Pamela Gephart and Harriett Onken; and her five grandchildren, Tracy, Adam, Jessica, Alex and Alan A.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Charlotte K. Birgy
      Died February 21, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Charlotte K. Birgy, 94, a longtime resident of Fife Lake, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of Knud and Carrie Johnson. On Nov. 20, 1922, in Kalkaska, she married Joseph Birgy, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1987.
      Charlotte formerly served as Springfield Township treasurer and had been a member of the Boardman Area Senior Citizen's Club. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
      Surviving are her brother-in-law, Derwood Birgy of Fife Lake; two sisters-in-law, Ursal Birgy of Kalkaska and Helen Birgy of Grayling; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette, in 1926; and her half sister, Marguerite Miller Norwood.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. David McCool officiating. Interment will be in the spring at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Fife Lake.
     
      Wallace D. Eckler
      Died February 19, 2000
      GRAWN - Wallace D. Eckler, 75, of Grawn, died Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born April 3, 1924, in Farmington, he was the son of William and Mabel Eckler.
      On Dec. 6, 1952, in Buckley, he married Margaret Cook.
      Wallace served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a resident of Grawn since 1971 and a resident of Buckley since 1951, he was a former resident of Plymouth. He owned and operated F. A. Earl Jewelers in Traverse City from 1953 until he retired in 1986.
      He was a life member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge No. 323, a member of Scottish Rite and Traverse City Shrine Club, Traverse City Optimist Club, and Grawn United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.
      Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Grawn; four daughters, Sue (Lyle) Zenner of Traverse City, Carole (Dean) Dailey of Plainwell, Sally (Marvin) Hamel of Walled Lake, and Ellen Eckler of Traverse City; a son, Dennis (Cindy) Eckler of Fife Lake; two brothers, Ralph Eckler of Monroe, Ore. and Dwight (Mary Ellen) Eckler of Arizona and Michigan; eight grandchildren, Scott ( Jo Ann) Zenner of Beulah, Kyle Zenner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Karyn Zenner of Westland, Deana Murphy of Pensicola, Fla., Scott Hamel of Walled Lake, Jennifer Hamel of Walled Lake, Benjamin Eckler of Traverse City, and Jade Eckler of Traverse City; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      Wallace was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William.
      Memorial services will be announced in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grawn United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Margaret A. Gardiner
      Died February 21, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret A. Gardiner, wife of James G. Gardiner, died peacefully at the Grand Traverse Pavilions on Monday after a brief stay.
      Margaret was born in Cheboygan on March 29, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn (Kemp) McKervey and her brother, James McKervey. She is survived by her husband, James, and her children, Rev. James K. Gardiner, Helen (James) Gardiner Cook and Michael C. (Sue) Gardiner; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson, Shane Cook.
      Margaret enjoyed family, friends, her home, music, dancing and living a quiet, peaceful life. She was a homemaker and was always made to feel like a queen by her loving husband. She was devoted to her religion and parish of Immaculate Conception. Margaret traveled with her husband on business trips that took them to Florida, New York and Colorado. She especially enjoyed her stays at the cottage in Indian River and visiting friends and relatives in Cheboygan. She was a good neighbor, caring and kind.
      Margaret was a beautician and worked at her trade until her marriage. She married her husband, Jim, an entertainer, just before World War II and they were separated for almost four years during that conflict. Reunited after the war, they started off again with nothing but their love and faith in each other. In the years that followed, they enjoyed a wonderful married life together.
      Margaret was proud of her husband; children; grandchildren; and their various accomplishments. She was a model to all who knew her of what it means to be a Christian. She never complained during her recent illness and placed herself in the care of God and those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Francis Catholic Church, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Bishop Patrick R. Cooney and Rev. James K. Gardiner serving as celebrants. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Sister Katherine's Pantry and Outreach Support in care of St. Francis Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union Street, Traverse City, MI.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Albert J. Kelsch
      Died February 20, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - Albert J. Kelsch of Sylvania, Ohio and Lake Leelanau, Mich., died Sunday of natural causes. His daughter, Anne, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, were with him as he passed comfortably away.
      Albert had been an elected official, a civic and church leader, a choir member, an avid baseball enthusiast and bridge player, and a husband, father, and grandfather of extraordinary commitment and zeal. He had the good fortune to experience success in business and government and his marriage of over 55 years was made extra special with a long, healthy retirement he shared with his wife, Lucille.
      Albert was born May 3, 1908, to John and Anna (Hahnenberg) Kelsch in a farm house in Leelanau County a few miles south of the town of Lake Leelanau. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from there as valedictorian two weeks after his 16th birthday. While in school, starting at the age of 12, he worked for the parish and attended to all of the furnaces in all of the buildings. A few years after high school, he moved to Detroit and worked at the Hudson Motor factory, building the Essesx during the winter months. In warm weather he went west to the great plain states to work the grain harvests. In 1932, he was part of the first group of young men chosen to the Civilian Conservation Corps (the CC camps). He was stationed for 16 months in Manistique, Mich.
      Following the CC camp, he returned to Lake Leelanau and went to work for the C.J. Hilton Company, a local lumber company and saw mill. In 1936 he married Lucille Kolarik of Gills Pier and St. Wenceslaus parish. In 1939, following the retirement of Cal Hilton from the C.J. Hilton Company, Albert and the two owners of Brown Lumber Company of Traverse City formed a partnership and started Leelanau Lumber Company of Lake Leelanau. Albert became sole owner in 1961 and remained so until 1976. He stayed involved with the lumber company until it closed in 1985.
      During World War II, he was appointed to the county Rationing Board and served as its chairman as well as the chairman of the Tire Board. In 1944, he was elected supervisor for Leland Township and, ex officio, served on the Leelanau County board. He held that office until 1958 when he withdrew from public office. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Leelanau Memorial Hospital in Northport. He was also a chairman of the Leelanau County Republican Party. He was assistant fire chief of the Lake Leelanau Fire Department and was active in the local Chamber of Commerce for several years.
      He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's parish. For several years he was on the parish council and belonged to the usher's club. He sang in the men's adult choir. Of all his activities, this was one of his favorites. He was parish chairman of the Diocesan Development Fund in its early years. He also served on the Northwestern Michigan Deanery of the Grand Rapids Diocese.
      In the early 1970's, he almost single-handedly built his and Lucille's retirement home on north Lake Leelanau. They moved into it in 1976 and resided there until 1991 when they moved to Sylvania, Ohio to live with their son, Greg, and his family. It was at home in Sylvania that Albert met his quiet and peaceful death. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his sister, Helen; and brothers, William, Joseph and Phillip. He is survived by all five children, daughter, Anne; and sons, John, Tom, Al and Greg; and by 15 grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau.
      The family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Louise Kovary
      Died February 21, 2000
      SARASOTA, Fla. - Louise Kovary, of Sarasota, Fla. and formerly of Traverse City and Bloomfield Hills, died Monday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
      Born Dec. 1, 1922, she was the beloved wife of Elmer of Sarasota, mother of Charles P. of Interlochen, mother-in-law of Sandra Galbraith of Rapid City, grandmother of Charles E. of Interlochen and Dana Lamphier of Sault Ste. Marie, and a sister of Charles Howey of Trenton and Charlotte Reader of Tennessee.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville C. and Hazel Howey of Trenton.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services will be at noon today at Incarnation Catholic Church. Interment will follow church services at Sarasota Memorial Park. Final resting place will be in family mausoleum.
      Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Ste. B, Sarasota, FL 34239 or American Cancer Society, 1750 17th Street, Ste. A, Sarasota, FL 34234.
      Janet M. Reed
      Died February 20, 2000
      GAYLORD - Janet M. Reed, 71, of Gaylord, died Sunday.
      Beloved mother of Sheryl (Frederick) Scherf of South Boardman. Also surviving is one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and a brother.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord. She will lie in state at the church beginning at 10 a.m. today.
      Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, American Lung Association or American Cancer Society c/o Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
      Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord.
     
     
      NORMAN JUNIOR BANCROFT, 56, of Grayling, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling. A residential builder, he was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Detroit.
      Graveside services will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling is in charge of arrangements.
     
      CORA E. FELTMAN, 82, of Cadillac, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Grand Rapids.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Baptist Church in Cadillac.
     
      MARGARET A. GARDINER, 80, of Traverse City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      VERA L. SHUTRAN, 84, of Alden, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. A graveside service at Helena Township Cemetery will be announced in the spring.
     
      BASIL VANSTEENIS, 87, of Lake City, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Cadillac Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. A retired chief of security, he was born Feb. 19, 1912.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Young Funeral Home in Lake City with Masonic services held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Hills Memorial Cemetery in Novi.
     
      Joanna Pich‚
      Died February 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joanna Pich‚, 61, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      Born June 23, 1938, in Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Julia (Kaczmarczyk) Milos.
      On Aug. 31, 1957, in Holyoke, she married Robert J. Pich‚.
      Joanna had been a resident of Traverse City for the past 10 years and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. She was a winter resident of Gulf Shores, Ala. and was a former resident of Royal Oak.
      Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Pich‚ of Traverse City; six children, Michael John (Lisa) Pich‚ of Holly, Kevin J. Pich‚ of Ferndale, Thomas M. Pich‚ of Traverse City, Michele Ann (Robert) Tekip of Royal Oak, Kenneth A. (Anne) Pich‚ of Farmington, and Theresa M. (David) Bosworth of Ada; 10 grandchildren, Alise, Sarah, Jonathan, Jordan, Alexandra, Theodore, LeeAnn, Megan, Nikole, and Makenzie; and a brother, Joseph Milos of Hope Sound, Fla.
      Joanna was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call one hour prior to services which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church; the Rev. Edwin Thome will officiate.
      Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Royal Oak in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684-2386.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      ROSELLA F. LOESEL, 80, formerly of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Maplewood, Minn.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      FERN G. WILLIAMS, 96, of Lake Ann, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at her home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Marilyn Joyce Bennett
      Died February 18, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marilyn Joyce Bennett, 59, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jim Bennett; two daughters, Pamela Gephart and Harriett Onken; and her five grandchildren, Tracy, Adam, Jessica, Alex and Alan A.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Charlotte K. Birgy
      Died February 21, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Charlotte K. Birgy, 94, a longtime resident of Fife Lake, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of Knud and Carrie Johnson. On Nov. 20, 1922, in Kalkaska, she married Joseph Birgy, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1987.
      Charlotte formerly served as Springfield Township treasurer and had been a member of the Boardman Area Senior Citizen's Club. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
      Surviving are her brother-in-law, Derwood Birgy of Fife Lake; two sisters-in-law, Ursal Birgy of Kalkaska and Helen Birgy of Grayling; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette, in 1926; and her half sister, Marguerite Miller Norwood.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. David McCool officiating. Interment will be in the spring at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Fife Lake.
     
      Wallace D. Eckler
      Died February 19, 2000
      GRAWN - Wallace D. Eckler, 75, of Grawn, died Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born April 3, 1924, in Farmington, he was the son of William and Mabel Eckler.
      On Dec. 6, 1952, in Buckley, he married Margaret Cook.
      Wallace served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a resident of Grawn since 1971 and a resident of Buckley since 1951, he was a former resident of Plymouth. He owned and operated F. A. Earl Jewelers in Traverse City from 1953 until he retired in 1986.
      He was a life member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge No. 323, a member of Scottish Rite and Traverse City Shrine Club, Traverse City Optimist Club, and Grawn United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.
      Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Grawn; four daughters, Sue (Lyle) Zenner of Traverse City, Carole (Dean) Dailey of Plainwell, Sally (Marvin) Hamel of Walled Lake, and Ellen Eckler of Traverse City; a son, Dennis (Cindy) Eckler of Fife Lake; two brothers, Ralph Eckler of Monroe, Ore. and Dwight (Mary Ellen) Eckler of Arizona and Michigan; eight grandchildren, Scott ( Jo Ann) Zenner of Beulah, Kyle Zenner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Karyn Zenner of Westland, Deana Murphy of Pensicola, Fla., Scott Hamel of Walled Lake, Jennifer Hamel of Walled Lake, Benjamin Eckler of Traverse City, and Jade Eckler of Traverse City; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      Wallace was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William.
      Memorial services will be announced in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grawn United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Margaret A. Gardiner
      Died February 21, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret A. Gardiner, wife of James G. Gardiner, died peacefully at the Grand Traverse Pavilions on Monday after a brief stay.
      Margaret was born in Cheboygan on March 29, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn (Kemp) McKervey and her brother, James McKervey. She is survived by her husband, James, and her children, Rev. James K. Gardiner, Helen (James) Gardiner Cook and Michael C. (Sue) Gardiner; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson, Shane Cook.
      Margaret enjoyed family, friends, her home, music, dancing and living a quiet, peaceful life. She was a homemaker and was always made to feel like a queen by her loving husband. She was devoted to her religion and parish of Immaculate Conception. Margaret traveled with her husband on business trips that took them to Florida, New York and Colorado. She especially enjoyed her stays at the cottage in Indian River and visiting friends and relatives in Cheboygan. She was a good neighbor, caring and kind.
      Margaret was a beautician and worked at her trade until her marriage. She married her husband, Jim, an entertainer, just before World War II and they were separated for almost four years during that conflict. Reunited after the war, they started off again with nothing but their love and faith in each other. In the years that followed, they enjoyed a wonderful married life together.
      Margaret was proud of her husband; children; grandchildren; and their various accomplishments. She was a model to all who knew her of what it means to be a Christian. She never complained during her recent illness and placed herself in the care of God and those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Francis Catholic Church, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Bishop Patrick R. Cooney and Rev. James K. Gardiner serving as celebrants. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Sister Katherine's Pantry and Outreach Support in care of St. Francis Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union Street, Traverse City, MI.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Albert J. Kelsch
      Died February 20, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - Albert J. Kelsch of Sylvania, Ohio and Lake Leelanau, Mich., died Sunday of natural causes. His daughter, Anne, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, were with him as he passed comfortably away.
      Albert had been an elected official, a civic and church leader, a choir member, an avid baseball enthusiast and bridge player, and a husband, father, and grandfather of extraordinary commitment and zeal. He had the good fortune to experience success in business and government and his marriage of over 55 years was made extra special with a long, healthy retirement he shared with his wife, Lucille.
      Albert was born May 3, 1908, to John and Anna (Hahnenberg) Kelsch in a farm house in Leelanau County a few miles south of the town of Lake Leelanau. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from there as valedictorian two weeks after his 16th birthday. While in school, starting at the age of 12, he worked for the parish and attended to all of the furnaces in all of the buildings. A few years after high school, he moved to Detroit and worked at the Hudson Motor factory, building the Essesx during the winter months. In warm weather he went west to the great plain states to work the grain harvests. In 1932, he was part of the first group of young men chosen to the Civilian Conservation Corps (the CC camps). He was stationed for 16 months in Manistique, Mich.
      Following the CC camp, he returned to Lake Leelanau and went to work for the C.J. Hilton Company, a local lumber company and saw mill. In 1936 he married Lucille Kolarik of Gills Pier and St. Wenceslaus parish. In 1939, following the retirement of Cal Hilton from the C.J. Hilton Company, Albert and the two owners of Brown Lumber Company of Traverse City formed a partnership and started Leelanau Lumber Company of Lake Leelanau. Albert became sole owner in 1961 and remained so until 1976. He stayed involved with the lumber company until it closed in 1985.
      During World War II, he was appointed to the county Rationing Board and served as its chairman as well as the chairman of the Tire Board. In 1944, he was elected supervisor for Leland Township and, ex officio, served on the Leelanau County board. He held that office until 1958 when he withdrew from public office. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Leelanau Memorial Hospital in Northport. He was also a chairman of the Leelanau County Republican Party. He was assistant fire chief of the Lake Leelanau Fire Department and was active in the local Chamber of Commerce for several years.
      He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's parish. For several years he was on the parish council and belonged to the usher's club. He sang in the men's adult choir. Of all his activities, this was one of his favorites. He was parish chairman of the Diocesan Development Fund in its early years. He also served on the Northwestern Michigan Deanery of the Grand Rapids Diocese.
      In the early 1970's, he almost single-handedly built his and Lucille's retirement home on north Lake Leelanau. They moved into it in 1976 and resided there until 1991 when they moved to Sylvania, Ohio to live with their son, Greg, and his family. It was at home in Sylvania that Albert met his quiet and peaceful death. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his sister, Helen; and brothers, William, Joseph and Phillip. He is survived by all five children, daughter, Anne; and sons, John, Tom, Al and Greg; and by 15 grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake Leelanau.
      The family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
      The family is being served by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Louise Kovary
      Died February 21, 2000
      SARASOTA, Fla. - Louise Kovary, of Sarasota, Fla. and formerly of Traverse City and Bloomfield Hills, died Monday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
      Born Dec. 1, 1922, she was the beloved wife of Elmer of Sarasota, mother of Charles P. of Interlochen, mother-in-law of Sandra Galbraith of Rapid City, grandmother of Charles E. of Interlochen and Dana Lamphier of Sault Ste. Marie, and a sister of Charles Howey of Trenton and Charlotte Reader of Tennessee.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville C. and Hazel Howey of Trenton.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services will be at noon today at Incarnation Catholic Church. Interment will follow church services at Sarasota Memorial Park. Final resting place will be in family mausoleum.
      Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Ste. B, Sarasota, FL 34239 or American Cancer Society, 1750 17th Street, Ste. A, Sarasota, FL 34234.
      Janet M. Reed
      Died February 20, 2000
      GAYLORD - Janet M. Reed, 71, of Gaylord, died Sunday.
      Beloved mother of Sheryl (Frederick) Scherf of South Boardman. Also surviving is one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and a brother.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord. She will lie in state at the church beginning at 10 a.m. today.
      Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, American Lung Association or American Cancer Society c/o Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
      Arrangements are being handled by Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord.
     
     
      NORMAN JUNIOR BANCROFT, 56, of Grayling, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling. A residential builder, he was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Detroit.
      Graveside services will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling is in charge of arrangements.
     
      CORA E. FELTMAN, 82, of Cadillac, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Grand Rapids.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Baptist Church in Cadillac.
     
      MARGARET A. GARDINER, 80, of Traverse City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      VERA L. SHUTRAN, 84, of Alden, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. A graveside service at Helena Township Cemetery will be announced in the spring.
     
      BASIL VANSTEENIS, 87, of Lake City, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Cadillac Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. A retired chief of security, he was born Feb. 19, 1912.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Young Funeral Home in Lake City with Masonic services held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Hills Memorial Cemetery in Novi.
     
      Joanna Pich‚
      Died February 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joanna Pich‚, 61, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      Born June 23, 1938, in Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Julia (Kaczmarczyk) Milos.
      On Aug. 31, 1957, in Holyoke, she married Robert J. Pich‚.
      Joanna had been a resident of Traverse City for the past 10 years and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. She was a winter resident of Gulf Shores, Ala. and was a former resident of Royal Oak.
      Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Pich‚ of Traverse City; six children, Michael John (Lisa) Pich‚ of Holly, Kevin J. Pich‚ of Ferndale, Thomas M. Pich‚ of Traverse City, Michele Ann (Robert) Tekip of Royal Oak, Kenneth A. (Anne) Pich‚ of Farmington, and Theresa M. (David) Bosworth of Ada; 10 grandchildren, Alise, Sarah, Jonathan, Jordan, Alexandra, Theodore, LeeAnn, Megan, Nikole, and Makenzie; and a brother, Joseph Milos of Hope Sound, Fla.
      Joanna was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call one hour prior to services which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church; the Rev. Edwin Thome will officiate.
      Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Royal Oak in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684-2386.
      Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
     
      CARMIN N. ARNTSON, 65, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. Interment will be in the spring in Gilmore Township Cemetery.
     
      MARY M. FAUSZ, 100, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee. She was born July 8, 1899.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with Evening Prayers at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      MARGUERITE A. GAULT, 95, of Beulah, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Interment will be in the spring in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
     
      WILMAR 'BILL' KAUFMANN, 59, of Mancelona and formerly of Bellaire, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the University Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. He was born Dec. 31, 1940.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Friends may meet with relatives from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of service.
     
      RONALD E. MORRILL, 60, of Ludington and formerly of Traverse City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon.
      Dorrell Funeral Home of Ludington is in charge of arrangements.
     
      DARLENE (SNYDER) ROSS, 55, formerly of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at her home in California.
      Arrangements are being handled by Neptune Society in Sacremento, Calif.
     
      Eva Mae (Brighty) Brigham
      Died February 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eva Mae (Brighty) Brigham, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday in Traverse City.
      A lifelong resident of Traverse City and the area, she was born June 2, 1916, in Grand Traverse County. She was the daughter of John and Emma (Bigger) Brighty.
      Eva Mae was a 1934 graduate of Buckley High School and president of her class. She also attended the Lewis Chapin Business School and Northwestern College. Eva Mae was a longtime active member of Central United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Phoebe Circle. She served on many church boards in the area of worship and evangelism. She was also on the Council of Churches and the ministry to shut ins. Eva Mae was active in several community activities, the Girl Scouts and the PTA. Through the years, she was an accomplished seamstress, enjoying sewing for herself and for her family and others. She had worked at Munson Medical Center and worked for many years in doctors' offices as an office nurse.
      On July 26, 1934, in Grand Traverse County, she married Harvey Vernon Brigham, who died April 15, 1990.
      She is survived by two daughters, Pauline (David) Lather of Traverse City and Susan (Wallace) Tuttle of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Brantley (Michelle) Lather of Midland and Lori (Jan) Hesprich of Austin, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Henry, Conrad and Sarah Lather.
      Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with the Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Peter L. St. John Sr.
      Died February 19, 2000
      GRAND RAPIDS - Peter L. St. John, Sr., 50, of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday at Spectrum Health-Downtown Campus.
      Peter was born in Newberry and raised by his parents in Traverse City. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Michigan Traditional Bow Hunters.
      He is survived by Frances St. John of Lake City; his sons, Jeremy (Wendy) St. John of Haslett and Peter St. John II of Traverse City; his sister and brother, Renee (Jesse) Prewitt of Orlando, Fla. and Bradley R. (Carrie) St. John of Interlochen; and many family members in Traverse City and Newberry.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Pete St. John, in 1997.
      In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service or visitation.
      For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
      The family is being served by Reyers North Valley Chapel in Grand Rapids.
      Eleanor J. Stevens
      Died February 20, 2000
      STERLING HEIGHTS - Eleanor J. Stevens, who, with her husband, operated a store on Hobbs Highway, southeast of Traverse City, for many years, died Friday in Sterling Heights.
      Born July 18, 1909, near Albion, she was the daughter of Julius and Jessie (Barry) Bartelt. On Sept. 4, 1930, she married Hugh M. Stevens, who preceded her in death.
      She is survived by two sons, John R. Stevens of Sault Ste. Marie and James E. Stevens of Shelby Township; three granddaughters, Gwen Springer of Shelby Township, Deidre Tomaszewski of Sault Ste. Marie and Margaret Stevens of Champaign, Ill.; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Wilma Stevens of Battle Creek and Doris Walton of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, L.L. Bartelt of Gainesville, Fla.; and one cousin, Elaine Osmun of Albion.
      She was also preceded in death by her companion Eugene Ghering; and a granddaughter, Nancy Stevens of Shelby Township.
      Memorials may be directed to the Grand Traverse Audobon Club, 215 W. 10th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Rolaine Vivian Truax
      Died February 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rolaine Vivian Truax, 81, of Elk Rapids, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday.
      Rolaine was born Jan. 19, 1919, in South Milton Township, where she spent her childhood. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Grace Leora (Wood) and Delbert James Fox; and her brothers, Wayne, Richard and Kenneth.
      On Oct. 13, 1947, in Reno, Nev., she married Leland D. Truax. They moved to Elk Rapids in 1985, after living in the Detroit area and Florida for many years. Rolaine is survived by her husband; three daughters, Carol (Sam) Marlatt of Elk Rapids, Patricia Lonaker of Canton and Faye McCallum of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.
      Rolaine was a homemaker all of her life. She was an avid bingo player with a more than average share of luck, and was a team bowler for more than 50 years, bringing home many trophies. She also enjoyed doing embroidery work and playing cards, particularly cribbage, with her family. Her family, friends and neighbors enjoyed her cooking, especially her apple pies. Her sense of humor was always there.
      Rolaine has been cremated and private family memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be sent to the Munson Hospice Program, 1105 Sixth Street or the Northwestern Michigan College Scholarship Fund, 1701 E. Front Street, both in Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements are being handled by Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Fern Gladys Williams
      Died February 22, 2000
      LAKE ANN - Fern Gladys Williams, 96, of Lake Ann, died Tuesday at her home.
      Born Feb. 4, 1904, in Caro, she was the daughter of Charles McLalin.
      Fern was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed her time with family. A special thanks to Traverse City and Benzie Commission on Aging and Munson Hospice.
      She is survived by two sons, Hugh McLeod of Lake Ann and Leonard Williams of Livonia; two daughters, Dorothy Dant of Beulah and Gladys F. Wright of Lake Ann; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by two husbands, Hugh McLeod and Leonard Williams; and a sister, Gertrude.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Marvin Rosa officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Cemetery in Interlochen.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      James Francis 'Jim' Wulff
      Died February 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - James Francis "Jim" Wulff, 63, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born March 22, 1936, in Chicago, he was the son of James and Frances (Huber) Wulff. He had lived in the Traverse City area since 1986, coming from St. Charles, Ill. Jim married the former Mary Kay Georgen in Chicago on Jan. 10, 1959, she survives.
      A natural athlete who loved all types of sports, Jim was a member of the 1956 Rose Bowl football team at Michigan State University, graduating from MSU in 1958. He was an inductee to the Chicago Catholic League Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame and had been a professional football player with the Washington Redskins. Jim also served our country in the Army National Guard. Admired by his many friends and colleagues for his competitive spirit, Jim enjoyed playing golf, fishing and flying his plane. He loved keeping up to date on the local real estate market and taking trips on the back roads, his maps by his side. Along the way he would visit little lakes, enjoying spending that time with his dog and buddy, Trapper. Prior to the move to the Traverse City area, Jim owned and operated Jim Wulff Chevrolet in St. Charles, Ill. He then purchased and operated the Elk River Motel in Elk Rapids.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Cathy (Mike) Merz and their daughter Madisen of Portland, Ore. and Susan Wulff of Warrenville, Ill.; his brothers, Robert (Marion) Wulff of Barrington, Ill. and John (Susan) Wulff of Des Plaines, Ill.; his aunt, Rose (Harold) Edmiston of Des Plaines; many brothers and sister-in-law, a large loving circle of friends; many nieces and nephews; and his dog and buddy, Trapper.
      Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
      The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at noon Saturday, Feb. 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme with the Rev. Father Edwin Thome serving as celebrant. Inurnment will be in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Ill.
      The family has suggested that memorials in Jim's name be directed to Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, Ill. 60016 or to the Leukemia Foundation.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Elborn John 'Dino' Ziebell
      Died February 23, 2000
      LELAND - Elborn John "Dino" Ziebell, 88, of Leland, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born April 26, 1911, in Oshkosh, Wis., he was the son of Henry William and Emma (VonSydow) Ziebell. On Sept. 19, 1936, in Oshkosh, he married the former Irene Ida Mae Timm.
      Dino moved to Traverse City in 1947 as district executive of Scenic Trails Council and later served 30 years as a volunteer for Scenic Trails. He was co-publisher of the Leelanau Enterprise from 1951 to 1975. He was also the holder of the Silver Beaver Award and member of the Order of the Arrow, he had a lifelong interest in Boy Scouts, a life member of the Leelanau County Prospectors Club, co-founder of Leland's International Coffee Club of America, a longtime member of the Leland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and used his station wagon as Leland's first rescue vehicle. He also enjoyed shooting home movies and making travel documentaries. For many years he showed family movies at the Leland Fire Station on Sunday afternoons. He was also past chairman of Leelanau County Chapter, American Red Cross.
      He is survived by three daughters, Judith (Clifford) Egeler of Leland, Jean Ann Ziebell of Williamston and Joy Lynne Plamondon of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Susan (Robert) Decker of Grandville, Daryl Egeler of Naples, David Egeler of Ann Arbor, Daniel Egeler of Dexter and Gayle Wurm of Maple City; great-grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy and Jordan Wurm, Matthew and Meredith Egeler and Katherine, Michael and Mitchell Decker; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene, in 1979; and a sister, Gladys Herndon.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Leland Community United Methodist Church with Pastor Joseph Graybill officiating. Burial will be in Oshkosh.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Leelanau County Red Cross, Leland Fire Department Rescue Squad or Leland Community United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
     
      TIMOTHY M. 'TIM' BROOKS, 50, of Cadillac, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at his home.
      Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac; funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.
     
      JOSEPHINE V. LAMB, 84, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Michigan Masonic Home in Alma. A homemaker, she was born Jan. 26, 1916.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Young Funeral Home in Lake City. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery.
     
      DONALD GEORGE SCHIMKE, 78, of Onekama, left to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Bear Lake Township on Dec. 31, 1921.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama. Spring interment will be in Onekama Village Cemetery.
     
      Judge George W. 'Heap' Alexander III
      Died February 23, 2000
      ANN ARBOR - Judge George W. "Heap" Alexander III died Wednesday in Ann Arbor.
      He was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Clarion, the son of the late George W. "Heap" Alexander, Jr. and the late Miriam Moore Alexander.
      Judge George Alexander had the first of many triumphs as the quarterback and captain of Clarion High School's 1947 undefeated football team. He graduated from Clarion High in 1948 and went to Denison University in Ohio, where he continued his football career under the legendary Coach Woody Hayes. In 1950 he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in Korea as a second lieutenant. In the Korean War, Lieutenant Alexander received many honors, including the Navy Cross for his heroic part in a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. He attained the rank of captain in the Marines.
      After Korea, Judge Alexander received a bachelor degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. After several years as an engineer, he received his law degree from the University of Michigan. After practicing here in Clarion with his brother, Judge Charles R. Alexander, he returned to Michigan. He was the first public defender of Washtenaw County and in 1975 he was elected Judge of the 15th District Court for the City of Ann Arbor.
      Judge Alexander retired in 1991, and continued to hear cases as a visiting Judge. It was then that he found his truest calling, as a professional trout fishing guide on the AuSable River, in northern Michigan. He was a guide for Gates AuSable Lodge, he served on the Board of Directors of Anglers of the AuSable, and his writings appeared regularly in The Angler's publication, The Riverwatch. He also worked diligently for many other conservation organizations. He and his wife, Peggy, enjoyed entertaining their families, their many friends, and his fishing clients in their home, Devil's Elbow, on the river.
      He is survived by his wife, Peggy Alexander, of Devil's Elbow in Grayling; his daughter, Ann Gordon of Harrisburg, Penn.; his brother and sister-in-law, Judge Charles R. Alexander and Maxine M. Alexander of Crown, Penn.; his grandson, Alexander Gordon; his granddaughter, Jennie Gordon; his aunt and uncle, Rex and Maxine Hurd of Grand Junction, Colo.; two stepsons, Bradley Lampe of Zeeland and Timothy Lampe of Champaign, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
      Family and friends will gather for a celebratory wake on Friday, March 3, in the Great Room of The Garland Resort in Lewiston.
      The family asks that donations be made to Anglers of the AuSable, 403 Black Bear Drive, Grayling, MI 49738.
      Rosella F. Loesel
      Died February 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rosella F. Loesel, 80, formerly of Traverse City and Columbia Heights, Minn. for the past three years, died Tuesday in Maplewood, Minn.
      Born May 2, 1919, in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Albert George and Ida (Ahrens) Otto. On May 15, 1954, in Saginaw, she married Richard Loesel, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1991.
      Rosella moved to Traverse City in June 1966, coming from Saginaw and Frankenmuth. Rosella worked at the Second National Bank in Saginaw for 15 years until she was married. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Traverse City, Trinity Ladies Aid and the Dorcas Society.
      She is survived by her daughter, Debra (David) Stanton of Shoreview, Minn.; a sister, June Otto of Saginaw; a nephew, Roger G. Rupp; and a niece, Beverly (Larry) Hall; and a sister-in-law, Frieda Kern of Frankenmuth.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Sandra Walraven in 1994; one brother, Elmer J. Otto; three sisters, Mildred Otto Schneuker and Arlene Otto; and Esther DuPuis.
      Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, where friends may also call from noon Tuesday until the time of service. Burial will be on Wednesday in St. Lorenz Cemetery in Frankenmuth.
      Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Traverse City Senior Center.
     
      Eldon C. Rouse
      Died February 21, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - Eldon C. Rouse, 73, of Central Lake and formerly of Ann Arbor, died Monday at South Baldwin Hospital in Gulf Shores, Ala., where he wintered.
      Eldon was a 1944 graduate of Clarkston High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1949 and was an educator for 33 years before retiring from Ann Arbor Public Schools in 1982. He taught in Woodland, Petersburg, Summerfield, Berkley, Highland Park and Ann Arbor Pioneer high schools. He was a well known high school basketball coach for many years and was named Michigan Coach of the Year in 1978. He held life memberships at the Central Lake Masonic Lodge No. 426 where he was a Worshipful Master, the National Educational Association, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Coaches Association, the Charleston American Legion, Michigan Sports Sages and the Pe Kaffa Phi National Fraternity. He was also a volunteer at the museum of naval aviation in Pensacola, Fla.
      Eldon is survived by his wife of 50 years, Valoise Rouse of Central Lake; five children, Michael (Lynn) Rouse of Granger, Ind., Susan Zell of Lapeer, Mark (Teresa) Rouse of Ann Arbor, Kristine (David) Galaviz of Schoolcraft and Kathryn (Jay) Masinick of Gross Point Woods; seven grandchildren, Derek (Megan) Zell of Park Ridge, Ill., Carlos and Andrea Galaviz - both of Schoolcraft, Joseph, Nicholas and Jacob Masinick - all of Gross Point Woods; and Brad Scheisser of Granger, Ind. Also surviving are three sisters, Bernice Powell, Ina Powell and Dorothy Koop - all of Clarkston; and one brother, Clark Rouse of Grand Rapids.
      A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be announced by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Lake Masonic Lodge Building Fund, Central Lake, MI 49622.
     
      LAVERN LEROY HUBBARD, 78, of Cadillac and formerly of Wellston, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. He was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Albion.
      Cremation has taken place and graveside memorial services will be conducted in the spring at Fernwood Cemetery in Dublin. The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      ALLEN E. MUSSELMAN, SR., 60, of Manton, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at his home. He was born May 26, 1939.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Young Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bloomfield Township Cemetery.
     
      HOPE TYRRELL, 70, of East Jordan, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church of East Jordan. The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan.
      Geraldine Naomi Howes
      Died February 25, 2000
      KALEVA - Geraldine Naomi Howes, 82, of Kaleva, died Friday at Memorial Heritage Adult Foster Care Home in Onekama.
      Geraldine was born March 3, 1917, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Hayes) Dilling. On Oct. 24, 1937, in Marilla, she married Rolland "Gene" Howes, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1999.
      Geraldine worked with her husband on their farm in Marilla for many years, as well as working in the office for their trucking company, Gene Howes Trucking, later becoming Howes and Howes Trucking Company. Geraldine enjoyed flowers, sewing and collecting antiques. She was a member of the Marilla Church of the Brethren and was a past member of the Marilla Ladies Aide, as well as the Kaleva Women's Club. Geraldine had been active in the 4-H Club when her children were younger, and had also volunteered at the Community Canning Center in Kaleva.
      She is survived by her children, Roland (Hope) Howes of Kaleva, Faye (David) Scholten of Hudsonville, Linda (Duane) Luhtanen of Northville and Richard (Shannon) Howes of Marilla; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene (Claude) Halstead and Maxine (John) Loumala - both of Lakeland, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Marcia Nunn; two sisters, Irene Cater and Pauline Howes; her half sister, Thelma Trump; and her half brother, Dale Dilling.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marilla Church of the Brethren with Pastor Donald Willoughby officiating. Interment will be in Marilla Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Marilla Church of the Brethren. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
      Martha R. Sorenson
      Died February 22, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Martha R. Sorenson, 82, of Fife Lake and formerly of Birmingham, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Martha was born April 17, 1917, in Detroit. Her husband, William, preceded her in death in 1983.
      Surviving are her sisters, Olga Bauer of Berkley and Anna (Dwight) Evans of California; and several nieces and nephews.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Schlak of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. A memorial service is also scheduled for 1 p.m. March 23 at the Fife Lake United Methodist Church.
      Memorial contributions can be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Birmingham or Fife Lake United Methodist Church.
     
     
      ANTOINETTE M. 'NETTIE' BUC, 92, of Johannesburg, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona.
     
      CHAUNCY K. LIVELY, 80, of Grayling, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Grayling, Mich. this summer, with the dates to be determined. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling.
     
      NOVELLA M. MURRAY, 87, of East Jordan, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Home in Charlevoix.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in East Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      Hazel M. Bennett
      Died February 25, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Hazel M. Bennett, 89, of Traverse City and formerly of Waterford, died Friday.
      Hazel was the wife of the late Loy Cecil; mother of Michael Glenn (Suzanne) Bennett and Margaret Loy (George) Kapler; grandmother of Dr. David (Jennifer) Life, Kathleen (Gordy) Fitch, Jennifer (Ross) Life-Olson and Andrew Bennett; great-grandmother of Bennett Christian Life; friends at Southridge in Traverse City; sister of Mattie Larcom and the late Opal Nutt and John Haynes. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
      The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, 5391 Highland Rd., Waterford. Hazel was a member of Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford, where she will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Dr. Dale M. Miller officiating. Interment to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Osteoporosis Foundation.
     
      Frances Ross
      Died February 25, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Frances Ross, 90, of Traverse City and formerly of Shepherd, passed away Friday at Tendercare Traverse City. On June 5, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, she married Eugene Ross, who preceded her in death in 1975.
      Frances was born April 4, 1909, in Brozlow, Yugoslavia, to John and Elizabeth (Bender) Ilauch. When Frances was four, the family moved to the U.S. and settled in Leaton. She lived most of her life in the Shepherd area. In 1990, due to her health, she moved to Traverse City to be close to her son. She worked at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility from 1957 to 1973 where she was a devoted care giver. Frances was a devoted member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pleasant and had a very strong faith in Jesus Christ.
      She is survived by a son, Donald (Anne) Ross of Traverse City; daughter, Eileen Ross and her husband, Glenn, of Montreal, Canada; four grandchildren, Julie and James Ross, Lisa Pfau and Joshua Murray; and one great-grandson, Zachary Pfau.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Samuel Reith officiating. Interment will be in Salt River Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pleasant.
     
      MARIE C. MALLOY, 85, of Grayling, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Grayling. Born Dec. 2, 1914, she was a retired bookkeeper
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      SUSAN GERRARD STANLEY, 62, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Bortz Health Care.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      HELEN JOHANNA STEFFES, 86, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000.
      Arrangements are pending at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      LEWIS E. WORTMAN, 84, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Grand Rapids.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
     
      Luther D. Berry
      Died February 27, 2000
      ALMA - Luther D. Berry, 96, of Alma, formerly of Central Lake, died Sunday at the Michigan Masonic Home in Alma.
      He was born July 31, 1903, in St. Charles, the son of Ernest and Laura (Luther) Berry.
      Luther retired from the Flint Board of Education in 1968 and then moved to Central Lake with his wife.
      He was a life member and past Master of Central Lake Masonic Lodge No. 426. He was also a member of Central Lake First Congregational Church and Central Lake Golden Diners.
      He served in the U.S. Army from 1920 to 1923 as a signal corpsman.
      On Nov. 25, 1925, in Flint, he married Margie Dunn who preceded him in death in 1994. Also preceding him in death were a son, Clayton, and a daughter, Barbara Cull.
      Surviving are two sons, Eugene (Linda) of Burton and Maurice (Patricia) of Columbia, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
      A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes where the family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Estel Clark will officiate.
      Interment will be in Southern Cemetery in Central Lake Township.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      Anna May Houghton
      Died February 24, 2000
      CORYDON, Ind. - Anna May Houghton, infant daughter of Mark and Donna Noon Houghton passed away Thursday night at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville.
      She is also survived by a sister, Emily Noon of Corydon, her paternal grandmother, Beatrice Houghton of Traverse City, Mich., and her maternal grandmother, Carzeine Noon of Elizabeth.
      Funeral services were held Sunday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. The Rev. Webster Oglesby officiated. Pallbearers were Dale Lee Gerdon Jr., Darrell Harbeson, Harlett Noon and Mark Ritola.
      Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.
      The family requests that memorial contributions go to WHAS Crusade for children.
      Muriel B. Pemberton
      Died February 25, 2000
      NEWBERRY - Muriel B. Pemberton, 91, of Newberry, died Friday evening at Robin's Nest Group Home in Newberry. She had been a resident of the area since 1992.
      Born Oct. 17, 1908, in Howard City, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Beulah (Bennett) Potts. Muriel was a 1926 graduate of Howard City High School and a 1930 graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she received a bachelor's degree in education. She was employed with the Howard City and Cedar Springs school systems as a sixth grade teacher for 30 years until her retirement in 1972. Muriel was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mancelona and the Michigan Retired Teachers Association. Her hobbies included arts and crafts and she also enjoyed spending time at the Howard City Club north of Trout Lake.
      Muriel married Orson Pemberton on June 23, 1934, in Howard City; he preceded her in death on May 25, 1992.
      Survivors include her sons, Doug of Hulbert and John (Jeanette) of Mancelona, daughter, Nancy (Nick) Kaars of Kaneohe, Hawaii, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Willard Potts of Elizabethtown, Pa.
      At request, cremation services will take place.
      A memorial service will be held in the spring at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mancelona with inurnment at Reynolds Cemetery in Howard City.
      Those who wish, may contribute to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 469, Mancelona, MI 49659 in memory of Muriel B. Pemberton.
      Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry assisted the family with arrangements.
      William Lloyd 'Bill' Roach
      Died February 26, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - William Lloyd "Bill" Roach, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, age 66, went to be with his heavenly Father and Lord on Saturday, after battling cancer for over one year, with his loving family at his side.
      Bill was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Flushing, to Harold and Catherine (Glenn) Roach.
      His parents and a daughter, Sandra, preceded him in death.
      On July 16, 1951, he married Marilyn Moser.
      Bill enjoyed golf and woodworking. He was an honorary member with the U.S.S. Barney after taking a U.S. Navy cruise with his son-in-law, Curt Forcier. In November, 1999, they took a trip to Arizona and Bill was able to climb 1.7 miles up the White Tank Mountains and tour the Sabino Canyon with his sisters-in-law Glema Brown and Carol Romero. Bill was a wonderful Dad and Grandpa and was proud of his grandchildren.
      Bill is survived by his wife, Marilyn; seven children, Michael (Darlene) of Central Lake, Connie (Don) Smith of Boyne City, Janis (Curt) Forcier of Kalkaska, Tim of Charlevoix, Randy (Maggie) of Kettering, Ohio, Kris (Ray) Whisler of East Jordan, and Patti (Brian) McKelvey of East Jordan; 20 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Glenn (Myrna) Roach of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Robert (Betty) Roach of Westland; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
      Cremation has taken place.
      A memorial celebration will be held at noon Saturday at the Central Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars hall.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in his name to the Hospice of Charlevoix.
      Arrangements have been made by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
      Christie Stusick
      Died February 26, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Christie Stusick, 49, of Fife Lake, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 22, 1950, in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of Lester and Christina (Hayes) Stacey.
      On Feb. 10, 1984, in Grand Rapids, she married Joseph Stusick.
      Christie was a homemaker.
      Survivors include her husband, Joseph of Fife Lake; son, Dennis Brown of Fife Lake; daughter, Christina Angel of Grand Rapids; a sister, Margaret Shamel of Buckley; two brothers, Floyd Mitz of Grawn and Greg Pratt of Grand Rapids; two brothers-in-law, John Stusick of Traverse City and Michael Stusick of Stevensville; a sister-in-law, Sharon Carlton of Redford; and four grandchildren.
      Christie was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law, William Stusick, and a sister-in-law, Nancy Schaub Stusick.
      A "Celebration of Life" will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      Burial will be in Walton Junction Cemetery in Fife Lake.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Cherryland Humane Society.
     
     
      DOROTHY D. VAN EPPS, 101, of Traverse City, died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Central United Methodist Church, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Anna Margrethe Cecillie Jensen
      Died Feb. 24, 2000
      PETOSKEY - Anna Margrethe Cecillie Jensen, 93, of Petoskey, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.
      Anna was born June 19, 1906, in Hou, Denmark. The daughter of Soin Peter and Sophia (Jensen) Andersen, she grew up near Herning, Denmark.
      On May 4, 1929, Anna married Christian Gotfred Jensen in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Jensen preceded his wife in death on Aug. 15, 1969. After her marriage, Anna moved to Lansing, where her husband was a veterinary student at Michigan State University. In 1936, Anna and Dr. Jensen moved to Petoskey, where the couple opened Jensen Animal Hospital. During World War II, Dr. Jensen served in Europe as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. After the war, he remained in Europe to assist with the Marshall Plan. Anna joined her husband and traveled extensively with him. After a time, the Jensens returned to Petoskey and the animal hospital they had established. In 1954, Anna became the general chairman of the Wives of Northern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. She also was very active with Girl Scout Troop No. 6 in Petoskey. In the 1970s, she moved to MacKenzie Drive in Kewadin near Elk Rapids, then in the mid-1990s she moved back to Petoskey, where she lived at Independence Village.
      Anna is survived by one sister, Olga (Alfred) Madsen of Herning, Denmark; and several nieces and nephews.
      A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The Rev. David Behling will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.
     
      Mary A. Newmarch
      Died Feb. 27, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Mary A. Newmarch, 77, of Kingsley, died on Sunday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born May 16, 1922, in Kingsley, she was the daughter of Henry and Mable (Church) Hency. On June 7, 1939, in Traverse City, she married Harold L. Newmarch. A lifelong Kingsley resident, she was a homemaker. She also was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church, the North Paradise Flower Club, the UAW Retirees in Traverse City and Kingsley and also was a former 4-H leader. She was an excellent seamstress, an avid gardener and also enjoyed hunting.
      She is survived by her husband, Harold of Kingsley; five daughters, Eleanora (Dale) Strange, Joan (Russell) Willingham, Juanita (Robert) King, and Sharon (Terry) Case, all of Kingsley, and Marion (Donald) Peplinski of Maple City; a son, Daniel (Amy) Newmarch of Cedar Springs; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris (Frank) Rawlings of Kingsley, and Norma (Brent) Walton of Traverse City; a brother, Alva Hency of New Mexico; a great-aunt, Muriel Church; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gerald Hency; and a great-grandson.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, and also from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Kingsley United Methodist Church, where a "Celebration of Life" service will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Char Minger will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kingsley United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home.
     
      Susan Gerrard Stanley
      Died Feb. 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Susan Stanley, 62, of Traverse City, and formerly of Coconut Grove, Fla., and Seattle, Wash., died Saturday.
      Susan was born on Dec. 23, 1937, in Owensboro, Ky., to John and Martha (Mastin) Cooley, both now deceased. She attended Florida State University and completed her degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1960, she married Keith Gerrard of Watertown, Mass. In 1988, she married Rear Adm. Emory D. Stanley Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1999.
      She is survived by two daughters, Jessica Gerrard Rickard of Traverse City, and Beth Compton Gerrard of Seattle; two sons-in-law, Dan Rickard and John Cooke, respectively; and three grandchildren, Dylan and Hannah Rickard, and Benjamin Cooke. She also is survived by her adoptive father, Dr. James M. Strickland; two brothers, James and John Strickland; and two sisters, Stephanie Manwell and Laurie Carter.
      Susan's love and deep compassion for friends and family is eternal - those who knew and loved her will always treasure that gift.
      A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Grace Episcopal Church, where friends may call from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. D. Edward Emenheiser and the Rev. Catherine W. Richardson will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alpha One Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Ste. 302, Miami, FL 33133-9836. Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Helen J. Steffes
      Died Feb. 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Longtime Traverse City resident Helen Johanna Steffes, 86, died on Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born on March 26, 1913, in DuBois, Pa., Helen was the daughter of Charles and Twila (Mitchell) Milewski. In 1931 in Dearborn, she married Urban "Bud" Steffes, who preceded her in death in 1980. The couple moved from Dearborn to Traverse City in 1932. They owned and operated Green Hill Grocery from 1947 until 1988, when she retired.
      She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She also was a 4-H leader, participated in the Garfield Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary and was a member of the Gunton Club and Variety Club in Traverse City. Helen was an avid card player.
      She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Walter) Preiss of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Connie (Larry) Zoulek of Traverse City; three sons, Urban (Ann) Steffes Jr. of Edson, Alberta, Canada, Charles (Linda) Zoulek of Whitehall, Mont., and William Zoulek of Traverse City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Genevieve McMakara of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Josephine (Max) Rouschmann of Seattle.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sylvia.
      A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. Arrangements were handled by Covell Funeral Home.
     
      Lewis E. Wortman
      Died February 26, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Lewis E. Wortman, 84, died Saturday in Grand Rapids.
      Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Kingsley, he was the son of Bert H. and Nettie (Durr) Wortman. On June 19, 1937, in Kingsley, he married Margaret Dickinson. She preceded him in death in 1994.
      A lifelong Kingsley resident, Mr. Wortman was a custodian and farmer and was employed by the State of Michigan. He also was a member of the Kingsley Free Methodist Church and enjoyed woodworking and travel.
      He is survived by one sister, Janice Eggebrecht of Jackson, Mich.; a foster daughter, Wilma Burrow of Buckely; two foster grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Albert, and three sisters, Ella, Mabel and Pauline.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where a "Celebration of Life" service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. Alfred Denison will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kingsley Free Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home.
     
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