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November 1, 2003

Obituaries

      HOMER J. GABLER, 82, of Blue Lake Township, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at his home.
      No services are planned at this time. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      DELMER HUNTER HOEDEMAN, 65, of Maple City, died Oct. 29, 2003, at his home.
      Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 1, at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      JAMES A. HUNTER, 85, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      A full obituary will appear at a later date in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Gerard T. Boisineau, born Sept. 25, 1924, died at Munson Medical Center at the age of 79.
      Mr. Boisineau served his country honorably with the U.S. 8th Army Air Force and was a member of the 351st bomb group. He successfully completed 26 missions as tech sergeant and radio operator on a B-17. Mr. Boisineau retired in 1988 after 32 years at the Detroit News in management and also performed as copy writer. He was responsible for the International Freedom Festival special section. He was closely affiliated with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He was a graduate of American Television Institute of Technology.
      After retirement, Mr. Boisineau moved to Empire and was president of the Empire Area Heritage Museum and was on Empire's Council and Zoning Board of Appeals.
      Along with his wife, Virginia, Mr. Boisineau is also survived by his children, Jeffrey A. Boisineau of Dallas, Jane N. Sieloff of Manhattan, Kan.; brothers, John V. Boisineau of Lacosta, Calif., and William T. Boisineau of Dearborn; and one grandchild, Elizabeth Katherine Sieloff.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, with the Rev. Fr. William Lipscomb serving as celebrant.
      Burial will be in St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church or the Empire Area Heritage Museum. Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dorothy Summers Earle, 80, of Traverse City, died on Oct. 30, 2003, at Munson Medical Center.
      Her husband, Murdock Mack Earle, died in 1992.
      She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Dave) Hultsch, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; her son, Steve (Anne) Earle of Lecanto, Fla., and Neebish Island, Mich.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Niles of Tampa, Fla.
      Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society, the Women's Resource Center or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      BUCKLEY - Lila M. Gardner, 92, of Buckley died on Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Birchwood.
      She was born in Bates, Mich., on Nov. 12, 1910, the daughter of Austin M. and Nettie (Bailey) Baynton. She married Leon O. Gardner in Bates in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1975.
      Lila was employed by the S.S. Kresge Co. as a sales clerk for 14 years. She attended East Bay Calvary Church, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, plastic canvas, crossword puzzles and reading. She loved her family and grandchildren.
      Lila is survived by her son, Richard (Philis) Gardner of Buckley; her daughter, Helen (Delbert) Mallion of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon O. Gardner; her parents; and her sisters.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Dr. Kendale D. Dennis will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, and from noon until the 1 p.m. service on Monday, Nov. 3. Burial will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      NAPLES, Fla. - Suzanne Kyrstin (Cline) Walthour, 30, spiritualized herself Sept. 29, 2003, at Naples Community Hospital in Florida. She was a passenger in a truck accident that occurred between Marco Island and Naples during a torrential rainstorm.
      Sue graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 1991, establishing herself in volleyball, cheerleading and softball. She graduated from Ferris State University with degrees in liberal arts, food service and hospitality management and was an alumna of Alpha Epsilon Tau Sorority. She was employed with Resort Management of Marco Island.
      Suzanne will be dearly missed by all the people she touched. She had an incredible genius for organization, developing scrapbooks, friends and loving relationships with others. She is remembered for her warmth, giving nature, smile, laughter and genuine love of live.
      Suzanne is survived by her beloved husband, Matthew E. Walthour of Naples.; her loving mother Christine Gran and dear brother Eric Cline, both of Traverse City; cherished sisters Kristin Cline of Belleville, Mich., Gretchen Weber Gran, of Traverse City; many relatives, her mother-in-law Mal Walthour of Marco Island; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Taggart Cline.
      Friends and relatives attended a Mass of Christian Burial at the San Marco Catholic Church on Oct. 3, 2003. The interment took place at Marco Island Cemetery.
      Memorial donations may be directed to the "Suzanne K. (Cline) Walthour Memorial Fund," P.O. Box 1112, Traverse City, MI 49685 or New Parish Center of San Marco Catholic Church, Marco Island, FL 34145.

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