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6/4/2007

Doris G. Schaller-Vernon, 92

Doris G. Schaller-Vernon, age 92 of Petoskey, died June 1, 2007, at Bortz Health Care Facility in Petoskey.

A memorial service will be at noon Wednesday, June 6, at the First Christian Church in Petoskey with Rex Kibler officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Wednesday.

Doris was born on March 7, 1915, to Harve and Edna (Covey) Frederickson in Joy Valley in Petoskey. She attended Petoskey High School and was a member of the Honor Society and graduated in 1933. Doris went on and graduated from Cleary Business College in Ypsilanti, Mich., and continued her education at North Central Michigan College until the early 1980s.

During the summers as a young lady, Doris worked as a clerk at the Franklin Gift Shop on Lake Street in Petoskey. In 1937 after graduating from Cleary Business College, she went to work as secretary for Dr. Dean Burns, Dr. William Conway and Dr. Benjamin Blum.

On Oct. 18, 1938, the former Doris G. Frederickson married Albert Schaller, who was the founder of Northern Michigan Review, Inc., and he preceded her in death.

In 1958 Doris worked as a Probate Register for Probate Judge, John Murphy, until 1960. She later served on the Board of Directors of Northern Michigan Review, Inc., which published the Petoskey News-Review, Gaylord Herald-Times, Charlevoix Courier, The Graphic, Super Shopper and the PhoneGuide until 1994. While there, she is credited for contributing many travel stories for the News-Review and introducing the “Artist” wall at the Petoskey News-Review.

On Aug. 7, 1997, Doris married Paul Vernon at the waterfall in Bayfront Park in Petoskey and together they were both very active in the First Christian Church and in the Friendship Center in Petoskey.

Throughout her life, Doris was very active in her community. She was the secretary of the Petoskey Area Garden Club, a member of her First Christian Church, where she played the organ during the winter months and sang in the choir and attended Sunday school. She chaired the local group of International League for Peace and Freedom for many years, she served as president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Petoskey from 1974-75, treasurer of Camp Daggett, chairman of Don’t Waste Michigan — Northern Chapter as well as serving on the state board, chairman of Keenagers of First Christian Church and First Secretary of the Little Traverse Historical Society. She was a member of the Whirl-Away Square Dance Club for many years and was instrumental in building the bridge at the waterfront park in Petoskey in honor of her late husband, Albert Schaller.

Music was always part of Doris’ life, serving as the church organist and the organist for the Friendship Chorus at the Friendship Center in Petoskey, where her husband Paul also played the harmonica. She also enjoyed quilting and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Paul; a son, Brent Harve Schaller and his wife, Karen Boese Schaller; seven grandchildren, David Schaller, John Schaller, Gretchen Arnold, Patrick Schaller, Paul Lewicki, Tim Lewicki and Adam Schaller; five great-grandchildren; step-children Nancy and Ed Hirschenberger, Shirley and Bob Hirschenberger, Pat and Grover Niergarth, John and Mary Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Schaller; son, Kirk Schaller; and a daughter, Karen Lewicki.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church or the Friendship Center of Petoskey.

Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home.

 

 

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6/4/2007

Eleanor R. Kondziela, 70

Eleanor R. Kondziela, 70, of Petoskey, died May 31, 2007, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Stone Funeral Home. The Rev. David Behling will officiate.

Eleanor was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Petoskey the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (McIntyre) Todd.

She grew up in Petoskey and attended Petoskey schools where she graduated from Petoskey High School in 1955.

In 1956 she married Robert Kondziela of Walloon Lake.

Eleanor went to work for Northern Michigan Hospital in 1967 where she continued to work in the radiology department. She was a member of the Tuesday night bowling league for many years, and also was a board member of the Little Traverse Historical Society. She was also very active in her high school graduation reunion committee and stayed active with the retirees at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Eleanor will be missed by her many friends she has made over the years, including her family of friends at Northern Michigan Hospital. But most of all she will be missed by her family who she loved raising and being with.

She in survived by her four children Deborah Kondziela of Orchard Lake, Mich., David Kondziela (Zetti) of Blue River, Colo., Dan Kondziela of Gurnee, Ill. and Karen Sandstedt of Manistee, Mich.; four grandchildren, Alex, Cara, Jack, Lily and brother Dick Todd of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Little Traverse Historical Society, envelopes will be available at Stone Funeral Home where friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services on Tuesday.

 

 

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6/4/2007

Eugene H. "Gene" Copeman, 65

Eugene H. "Gene" Copeman, age 65, of Levering, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 3, 2007, after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born Aug. 27, 1941, in Pontiac to Harold and Leatha (Hockenberry) Copeman. On Oct. 25, 1958, in Pontiac, Gene married Nileen Hartung who survives.

Gene had been employed with Fisher Body in Pontiac and operated Eugene Copeman Trucking of Clarkston. After moving up north, he owned and operated the Paradise Lounge in Carp Lake, Outer Space TV/Satellite and the Levering Caf/. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #159 in Mackinaw City and the F.O.E. #1282 in Cheboygan.

Besides his wife Nileen, Gene is survived by three children, Vicki (Jack) Dann of Levering, Steven (Res’) Copeman of Lynden, Wash., and Susie (Greg) Mallory of Carp Lake, four grandchildren, Ryan (Tabbatha) Dann, Amy Klungle, Saskia Copeman and Ricky (Trina) Klungle, three great-grandchildren, Channce, Owen and Aiden, one sister, Joanne (Chris) Verway of Pensacola, Fla., two brothers, Darrell and Albert both of Byron, Mich., two step-brothers, Robert Reynolds and Charles Reynolds, his brother-in-law, Leo (Debbie) Hartung of Reese, Mich., his sister-in-law, Mary Jane (Glen) Mason of Conn., nieces and nephews, Jessica, Carmen (Dustin), Leah, Brainy and Justin and his best buddy and traveling companion, his dog Spike.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Scott Eugene, his daughter, Paula Gean Klungle and his in-laws, Niles and Lillian (Dennis) Hartung.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Levering. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Memorial contributions in Gene’s name may directed to Hospice of the Straits. Nordman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

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6/4/2007

Kenneth L. Bayha, 91

Kenneth L. Bayha, 91, of Petoskey, died June 2, 2007, at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.Funeral services for Ken will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Stone Funeral Home, the Rev. David Behling will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Ken was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Bliss Township. The son of Frank C. and Blanche (Shorter) Bayha.

He graduated from Pellston High School, Argubright in Battle Creek and Stonier Graduate College of Banking, Rutgers University.

In 1937 Ken married Isabel Overholt and she preceded him in death in 1983. He then married Ruth Cooper Shorter in 1985 and she died in January 2007.

Ken spent his entire career in banking, five years in Battle Creek and 40 years at State Bank and Trust Company in Petoskey. He retired in 1979.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey Rotary Club, Petoskey Bay-View Country Club and Petoskey and Sarasota Elks Clubs. He was active in community and banking activities before his retirement. He loved to fish, hunt, boat, read and maintain his home.

Ken is survived by his son Lonn Bayha, and daughter Arlene (Gerald) Festerling. He is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to contribute in memory of Ken may make contributions to the charity of their choice. Envelopes will be available at Stone Funeral Home where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5.

 

 

Obituary transcribed from the Emmet County Graphic Jan 22, 1931

Mrs. Augusta Luesing, County Pioneer, Dies.
Resident of Bliss Township lived in this section for 55 years
     "One of the early residents of the Bliss community, Mrs. Augusta Naediger Luesing. nearly 86 years old, died Friday night in her farm home, of senility. She had lived in Bliss Township for 55 years. Mrs. Luesing was the widow of the late Henry Luesing.  Mrs. Luesing was born in Germany on Jan. 25, 1845 and moved with her family to Canada when she was six years old. She was married Feb. 12, 1867. She moved with her husband to North Carolina in 1871 and lived there for five years, when they moved to Michigan and lived on a homestead at what is now Bliss corners.
     Since her husband died six years ago she had made her home with her son, Irving Luesing and his family.  Mrs. Luesing was the mother of five children. Five of whom survive: Elias, Carp Lake Twp; Mrs. Lavina Williams, Girard, Ohio; Henry, Petoskey; Frederick and Irving both of Bliss Twp.; 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
      Service was held at the United Brethren Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. G.A.Weaver officiating assisted by Rev. Guy of the Mennonite Church of West Bliss. Burial was in West Bliss cemetery."

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7/8/2004

Betty G Hartman

Betty G. Hartman, 82, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Hospice House of the Straits in Cheboygan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the McKinley Township Cemetery in Pellston. The Rev. Ward Potts will officiate. A reception will be held at the house following the service.

Betty was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Freeport, Ill., the daughter of Arthur and Emma (Heilemeir) Galloway. She grew up and attended school in Freeport, Ill., and later attended the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa.
On Oct. 4, 1947, she married John Hartman in Freeport, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Mrs. Hartman worked as a bookkeeper for the city of Batavia, Ill.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Batavia, and also attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Levering.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Hartman, of Centerville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vital Care/Hospice House of the Straits, 761 Lafayette, Cheboygan, Mich. 49721; or New Hope United Methodist Church, 4360 N. U.S. 31, Levering, Mich.. 49755.
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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3/3/2004

Helen Hopkins

Helen Hopkins, 75, of Pellston, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 1, 2004.
Helen was born in Detroit on April 26, 1928, the daughter of Walter and Alice (Waite) Fullford.

She married Floyd W. Hopkins Sr., on June 12, 1959, in the Detroit area. The couple moved to the Pellston area from Detroit about 20 years ago.
Helen loved her children and was most happy when they all were around and laughing and joking. She was very much involved with working with different craft projects. She had a special place in her heart for her dogs, and looked forward to seeing "Sassy" who died not too long ago.
Helen is survived by her husband, Floyd Sr., of Pellston; and her children, Windy (Bruce) Szymoniak of Millersburg, Lori (Craig) Lang of Sanford, Karen Burkhart of Pellston, Floyd Hopkins Jr. of Pellston, Valerie (Eric) Birch of Pellston, William (Mary) Hopkins of Pellston, Robert (Marcella) Hopkins of Louisiana, Gary (Renee) Hopkins of Sterling Heights; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also a sister, Alice Calhoun, of Highland Park; and a brother, Brian Fullford, of Florida. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Michael "Mickey;" and two brothers, Jim and Bill.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Grace Community Church in Pellston. The Rev. Mark T. Barclay will officiate. The Hopkins family will receive callers from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hopkins family.
Arrangements were handled by the Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan.

 

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3/4/2004

Virginia (Ginnie Yell) Smith

Virginia (Ginnie Yell) Smith, 57, of Petoskey, died March 2, 2004.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 6, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey. A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service in the gathering space at the church.

Ginnie was born on June 28, 1946, in Petoskey, the daughter of Abraham "Abe" J. Yell Jr., and Doris Virginia (Briel) Yell. Virginia attended St. Francis School in Petoskey.
She worked in the health care field in Petoskey for the last 20 years.
Ginnie really enjoyed playing bingo.
She is survived by one son, Chester Abraham Yell, of Petoskey; and the pride and joy of her life, her granddaughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grace Yell. Ginnie is also survived by one sister, Lynda (Bill) Christensen of Boyne City; and two brothers, John (Pam) Yell and Jim (Teresa) Yell, all of Petoskey; three nephews and three nieces and several uncles and aunts.
Ginnie was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Doris Yell, and grandparents, Abe and Fannie Yell and Elizabeth Briel.
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an education fund for Elizabeth Yell and memorial donations may be sent in care of Lynda Christensen.
Virginia's family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care and support given to Virginia by the nursing staff at CVU of Northern Michigan Hospital and especially Dr. Ling.
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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3/3/2004

Robert S. Vincent

Robert S. Vincent, 67, of Good Hart, passed away March 2, 2004, after a courageous battle against cancer at his winter residence in Punta Gorda, Fla.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Leonard Sheley and Martha (Schillinger) Vincent. He was raised in Kenilworth, Ill., and attended New Trier High School, Syracuse University and Louisiana State University.

Bob was a long-time advertising executive and publisher, starting his career in sales by selling encyclopedias door to door and went on to become the manager of the Detroit Advertising office for Reader's Digest. In 1985, he started his own publishing company, the Quarton Group, that published custom magazines, that included PGA and the NBA. The last eight years of his business career were spent consulting for the Sandy Corporation and the National Television Book. He was a member of Oakland Hills Country Club and Ad Craft Club of Detroit until his recent retirement.
Bob leaves behind his wife, Nan; daughter, Mary Vincent, of Farmington Hills; sons, Rob (Kathy) of Los Angeles, Calif., Jay of Rochester, Mich., and Nate of Troy; two grandchildren, Matt and Drew; stepsons, Tom, John and Bill Doyle; sister, Betsy Long, of Fayetteville, N.Y.; brothers; Bill Vincent of Binghamton, N.Y., and Buzz Vincent of Longwood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238. To express condolences to the family, visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.
Arrangements are being handled by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremations Services, Punta Gorda Chapel.

 

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3/2/2004

Richard L Stepek

Richard L. Stepek, of Harbor Springs, passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 29, 2004.
He was preceded in death by Viola Hughey, mother-in-law; Clarence Ernest Hughey, brother-in-law; and Steve Gokee, brother-in-law.

Richard was born in Benton Harbor in 1941. He attended Forest Hills High School in Cascade, Mich., where after graduation he joined the armed services and served in Korea from 1964-66.
After returning home, he worked at Lacks Industries in Cascade. From there he moved to Harbor Springs, where he worked for Snow Country Decorating.
He married the love of his life, Suzanne Wenz, of Harbor Springs on May 8, 2002.
Richard is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and their children, Tammy (Dave) Adrianse, Tonya (Dan) Schmidt, Mike (Lynn) Wenz, Tim (Vicki) Stepek, Tony (Michelle) Stepek; 12 grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters, Sally Gokee, Carol Hughey, John (Maxine) Hughey, Otto (Sue) Hughey, Lilly Willard, Nancy (Gordon) Temple, Kathy (Dan) Warner, Louise (Les) Bosma, Joanne (Doran) Stanley; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. Pastor Ed Warner will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

 

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3/1/2004

Clarence "Clyde" Croff

Clarence "Clyde" Croff, 76, of Conway, passed away Feb. 27, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
The family will hold a memorial service in the spring.

Arrangements are being handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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3/1/2004

Maxwell Neff Naas

Maxwell Neff Naas, 98, of Sun City, Ariz., and Harbor Springs, passed away on Feb. 20, 2004, at The Forum of Desert Harbor in Sun City, Ariz.
Born in Cohocton, N.Y., in 1906, Maxwell was the son of the late Erma N. and George H. Naas. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and graduated from Columbia University in New York City with degrees in engineering and business.

He was a summer resident of Menonaqua Beach near Harbor Springs for 67 years. Since he flew his own airplane, he piloted himself between Indiana and Michigan.
In 1933, he married the late Cornelia Schuster Naas and had a wonderful marriage for 57 years. He married Lois Hartley, formerly of Muncie, Ind., in 1992. They enjoyed 12 happy years together in Arizona and Michigan. She survives along with his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Mauger Veil and G. Sheldon Veil, of Naples, Fla.; his grandson and wife, William and Darcee Mauger, of Denver, Colo.; his granddaughter, Margaret Mauger, of Ann Arbor; his granddaughter and husband, Sarah Raunecker Alberts and Robert Alberts, of Middlebury, Vt.; his four great-granddaughters, Sarah Jane and Charlotte Pennington Mauger and Lydia Nell and Lois Cornelia Alberts; his stepggrandsons and families, Scott, Lynn, Dan and Brian Veil of Cincinnati, Ohio, Micheal, Colleen, Morgan and Madison Mondry of Atlanta, Ga., Mark, Pamela and Brison Mondry of Denver, Colo., and Brent Mondry of Berkeley, Mich. He is also survived by a stepson, the Rev. James and Sue Ellen Hartley, of Nashville, Tenn.; and two stepdaughters, George and Gretchen Sorenson, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Rebecca Poole of Colorado Springs, Colo., and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia Naas; his daughter and son-in-law, Lydia Philora and Richard Hugo Raunecker; his son-in-law, Peter Warren Mauger; and his grandson, Charles Hugh Raunecker.
Lois Naas and Cornelia Naas were friends from college days at Ball State University. Family gatherings were the focus and joy of Maxwell's later years. His incredible memory made these times extraordinarily special for family and friends.
Maxwell Naas was formerly president and then chairman of the board of Naas Foods, Inc., an innovative food processing company headquartered in Portland, Ind. The principle products were made from tomatoes. He served as chairman of the National Food Processors Association. The company was sold to a British conglomerate in 1988. The company was honored by Purdue University in the fall of 2003.
Maxwell Naas served with pride and enthusiasm as president of Menonaqua Beach Cottage Owners Association and the Menonaqua Corporation. He was on the board of various charitable organizations including The Little Traverse Conservancy, the Rotary Clubs of Sun City, Petoskey and Portland, the First Presbyterian Churches of Harbor Springs, Sun City and Portland, and was a Patroon of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his lifetime, Maxwell as a member of the Portland Country Club, The Little Harbor Club and Wequetonsing Golf Club in Harbor Springs, and the Lakes Club in Sun City.
A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, at The Forum Chapel in Sun City, Ariz. A memorial service will also be held in July at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs.
Rather than flowers, the family would prefer donations to the Little Traverse Conservancy or the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.

 

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2/26/2004

John Conway

John Conway, 52, of Petoskey, died Feb. 19, 2004, in Petoskey.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

John was born June 23, 1951, in Petoskey, the son of Russell and Edith (Bathke) Conway. He grew up in Petoskey and attended Petoskey High School and Central Michigan University.
John taught elementary school in Petoskey Public Schools for 22 years. He was very involved with many environmental causes.
He was an Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 5 and was an avid promoter of recycling.
John enjoyed camping, hiking and photography.
Survivors include his parents, Russell and Edith Conway, of Carlisle, Pa.; two brothers, Jeff of Carlisle, Pa., and Jim of Mount Pleasant; one sister, Kelli, of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Michigan Audubon Society, 6011 W. St. Joseph Highway, Lansing, Mich. 48917.

 

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2/26/2004

Jean Cummings

Jean Cummings, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at her Lower Shore Drive home in Harbor Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kathryn Cadarette will officiate. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. at the church.

Alice Jean Moffett was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Flint, to Samuel Bartholdi and Genevieve (Ranger) Moffett. She was raised in the Christian Science Church. She grew up in Flint and graduated from Flint Central High School. She graduated with a major in chemistry from Albion College, where she also served as president of her chapter of Delta Gamma sorority.
Jean met Truman Henry Cummings Jr. as a freshman at Albion College and they were married following his return from service in World War II at Court Street Methodist Church in Flint on June 15, 1946.
The couple moved from Cleveland to Harbor Springs, where they have been since. She was a very active member of the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, which she joined on April 9, 1950. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, served on the church board, the Wesleyan Club and the United Methodist Women.
She was a Girl Scout leader and an active member of the P.TA. She was a member of the Shore Drive Extension Club, the Five Mile Creek School House Association and the Harbor Springs Women's Club. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings enjoyed sailing for many years and she was considered to be an ideal first mate.
Throughout her life, Jean was a living example of love and unselfish service.
Jean is survived by her husband, Truman, and their six children, David (Judy) Cummings of Harbor Springs, Carolyn (Tony) Tiberio of Stuart, Fla., Peter Cummings of Harbor Springs, Ruth Cummings Wise of Harbor Springs, Christina (Rick) Lemon of Middleton, Wis., and Truman E. Cummings of Harbor Springs.
She is also survived by her eight granddaughters, Mary Cummings of Harbor Springs, Anne (Mike) Dolecki of Whitmore Lake, Elizabeth Cummings of Chesterfield, Angela (Dan) Patin of Lake Forest, Calif., Genevieve and Evelyn Wise of Harbor Springs, and Sarah and Michelle Lemon of Middleton, Wis. She is survived by one great-granddaughter, Rachael Danielle Patin, of Lake Forest, Calif.
Jean is survived by her sister, Cherry E. (Ted) Watson, of Zionsville, Ind. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Winnifred Crossley and Eleanor Chope, and her brother, Paul Moffett.
Jean had special appreciation for her caregivers, Monica Long and Pat Woodside, both of Harbor Springs.
All who are left behind will miss Jean, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Contributions in Jean's memory may be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay or Harbor Springs United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.

 

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2/24/2004

Allen Edward Barber

Allen Edward Barber, 69, of Harbor Springs, died Feb. 22, 2004.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Mackinaw City Bible Church. Pastor Reid Nelson will officiate.

Arrangements are being handled by the Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.

 

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2/24/2004

Charles Cone

Charles Cone, 85, of Petoskey, died Feb. 22, 2004, at his home.
Private family services will be held at a later date.

Charles was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Howell, Mich., the son of Mansel and Sarah (Cook) Cone . He grew up in Howell.
On Feb. 15, 1944, Charles married the former Pansy Edwards in England, and she survives.
During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army in the Military Police. When he returned home, he went to work for the Greenier's Sawmill. He later went to work for the Harbor Springs Street Department, where he worked for 23 years, 11 of which he served as supervisor. After leaving the Street Department, he worked for Stutsman Electric as a journeyman electrician and later for Northern Electric as well as Squier Electric.
Charles was a member of the Harbor Springs American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He was a loving husband and father; he was the best there is, and he will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Pansy Cone, of Petoskey; one daughter, Regina (Michael) Fankhauser, of Alanson; two sons, Jules (Judy) Cone of Petoskey and Rex Cone of Portsmouth, Va.; six grandchildren, Michael Fankhauser, Eric (Sue) Fankhauser, Paula Lutz, Scott (Andrea) Cone, Wendy (Brian) Frost and Angie (Clayton) Novak; a brother, J.D. Cone, of Grand Rapids; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Marshall and Mansel; and by a sister, Jane.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, 416 Connable Ave., Petoskey, Mich. 49770.
Arrangements are in the care of Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey

 

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2/23/2004

Lillian Dooley

Lillian Dooley, of Harbor Springs, died Feb. 22, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital.
The Requiem Mass in the traditional Catholic Rite will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Gaylord, where she was a parishioner. The Rev. Daniel Ahern will be celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date in Holy Childhood Cemetery in Harbor Springs.

Lillian was married to Thomas Dooley for 51 years. The couple moved to Harbor Springs in 1978, where they owned a Laundromat and party store. He preceded her in death in January 2004.
Lillian was very devoted to Our Lady of Fatima and contributed to making the message of Fatima known. She prayed the rosary as requested by the Mother of God at Fatima.
Lillian is survived by a daughter, Colleen Bell and her husband, Randy, of Petoskey; two sons, Michael and his wife, Ruth, of Ohio and Kevin and his wife, Karen, of Connecticut. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and three sisters, Elizabeth Hepler of Clinton Township, Estelle Ceuninck of Fraser, Mich., and Ann George of St. Clair Shores.
Friends may call from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

 

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2/23/2004

Edward W. "Eddie" Still

Edward W. "Eddie" Still, 64, of Petoskey, passed away Feb. 20, 2004, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
A funeral service has been planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Visitation will held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home.

Ed was born January 3, 1940, in Petoskey, the son of Edward and Betty (Herman) Still. He grew up in Petoskey and attended Petoskey schools.
On Jan. 1, 1966, he married Diane Skaggs of Indian River. Together they shared 38 wonderful years.
Ed was a true outdoorsman; he loved our area and all of its natural beauty. He shared this love of nature with his family and friends; they spent many happy times which will never be forgotten, fishing, hunting, berry picking and mushrooming. He loved to golf and always had a garden.
Ed is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Mandy (Barry); and grandchildren, Samuel and Julia. Also surviving Ed are his sisters, Betty Jane Grant, Jill (Dan) Hoggard, Merri K. Rose; and brothers, John (Maude) Still and Mike (Carol) Still. Nieces and nephews include, Vickey (Mike) Kasuske, Jodi (Mike) Daniel, John Edward (Kim) Still, Betsy and Emily Niswander and Nick and Maggie Still.
Ed was preceded in death by both of his parents.

 

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2/20/2004

Hugh Henshaw

Hugh Henshaw passed away at his home in Petoskey on Feb. 16, 2004.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 23, 1909, Mr. Henshaw received his high school diploma from the Ohio Military Institute (OMI) in Cincinnati. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1930, and then returned to OMI as a faculty member teaching a variety of courses and serving as conductor of the marching band. For several summers, Mr. Henshaw attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, where he played cornet. Band music become a lifelong passion for him and he often recalled playing for John Philip Sousa at Interlochen.

In 1933, Mr. Henshaw received a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan, where he also met and married his wife, Beatrice Schmitt, from Petoskey.
The couple then settled in Cincinnati, where Mr. Henshaw rejoined the OMI faculty and they built and operated one of the first motels in Cincinnati. By now, though, Northern Michigan was in Mr. Henshaw's blood and the couple developed and operated the Petoskey Motor Court at the corner of U.S. 31 and 131 in Petoskey as a summer business. They operated both establishments along with Mr. Henshaw's teaching until the mid-1940s.
In 1947, they decided to settle halfway between Cincinnati and Petoskey and built the Stage Stop Motel in Ann Arbor, where they raised their three children. The motel, with a real stage coach on the front lawn, became an Ann Arbor landmark.
Upon retirement in 1979, the Henshaws came back to Northern Michigan to live near Good Hart on 18 acres that became a family gathering place during the summers. As the security of living in town became more important, they began to spend most of the year at their home in Petoskey.
Mr. Henshaw is survived by his wife, Beatrice; two sons, Harry Henshaw of Monkton, Md., and Philip Daniel Henshaw of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw's daughter, Wandalie, passed away in 1989.
Friends may contribute to a memorial fund in Mr. Henshaw's name dedicated to the efforts for world peace led by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, St. Leo's Parish, 4860 15th St., Detroit Mich. 48208.
Interment will take place in the spring.
Arrangements are being handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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2/20/2004

Jack Keller

Jack Keller, 83, of Naples, Fla., and Petoskey, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Feb. 15, 2004, in Naples, Fla.
He was born in Kalamazoo to Ralph and Gladys Keller, and was raised with his sisters, Jeanne Tindall, Barbara Hood and Marian Scheid. Jack was a proud graduate of Michigan State University, forever bleeding Green and White during football and basketball seasons.

He served his country during World War II as an engineer in the Willow Run Bomber Plant near Detroit, helping to build B-24 Liberator bombers for the war effort.
He moved to Grand Rapids to work for Phoenix Contractors as a sales engineer.
His beloved first wife, Kathleen (Cooper) Keller, preceded him in death in 1996. They raised three children in Grand Rapids, Jack E. Jr. of Arlington, Texas, Sue (Jeff) Smith of East Grand Rapids and Kris (Scott) Mason of Spokane, Wash.; and eight grandchildren followed, Jenny, Katie, Karen, Megan Smith, Evan and Alex Mason, Ryan and Paige Keller.
Jack found his "fresh start" with his beloved wife, Molly Tobin Keller, who survives him with her children and grandchildren.
Centered on family, immensely proud of his children and grandchildren, he built living legacies wherever he turned:
- His children and grandchildren, who learned his values of family, faith and integrity;
- Business success, as president of Phoenix Contractors, leadership as president of Wilderness Country Club (Naples), Walloon Lake Country Club (Walloon Lake);
- His passions, avid golfer, Detroit Lions football, love of the environment evidenced through the Walloon Lake Trust.
Jack water-skied every year into his 70s and was an Alpine skier with his grandkids at age 72 in Idaho.
Jack measured his every step against the Lord's requirement: "Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God."
Funeral services were held in Naples, Fla. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of choice.

 

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2/20/2004

Sophia Hallenbeck

Sophia Hallenbeck, age 86, of Petoskey and formerly of Pontiac, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Mich.

Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.

 

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2/19/2004

Harold Lloyd Kalbfleisch

Harold Lloyd Kalbfleisch, age 72, of Rodney, Mich., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.
Mr. Kalbfleisch was born in Petoskey on July 30, 1931, the son of Ralph and Eva (Zink) Kalbfleisch.

Mr. Kalbfleisch married Heidelinde Schwarz.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a tool and die maker.
Survivors include his wife, Heidelinde; five daughters, Kathy (Terry) Walsh of Harbor Springs, Carolyn Kalbfleisch of Petoskey, Dorothy (Tim) Rodriquez of Jamestown, Mich., Mary (Bruce) White of Harbor Springs and Amy (Jack) Viersen of Rockford, Mich.; three sons, Charles Kalbfleisch of Rockford, Mich., Gary Kalbfleisch of Grand Rapids and Kevin Kalbfleisch of Pierson, Mich.; four stepchildren, Jack (Starleen) Haner, Heidelinde (Tim) Vogel, Debralinde (James) Firlik and Susan (Todd) Langdon; three sisters, Beverly Zeller, Elvira Schaub and Sally (Dorr) Carpenter; six brothers, Leonard (Susan) Kalbfleisch, Vilin (Leona) Kalbfleisch, William Kalbfleisch, Orval (Marion) Kalbfleisch, Roger Kalbfleisch and Allen (Lucy) Kalbfleisch; 45 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Charlette and June.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 19, at Crittenden-Hansen Funeral Home of Remus. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the funeral home with pastor

Raymond Pollatz officiating.

 

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2/19/2004

Jennifer T. "Jenny" Fettig

Officer Jennifer T. "Jenny" Fettig, of Detroit and formerly of Petoskey, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit following injuries sustained in the line of duty. Jenny was 26.
She was born Oct. 17, 1977 in Saginaw, the daughter of Timothy and Kathy (Gibson) Fettig.

Jenny was engaged to be married to Michael Garrison.
She was a member of the Catholic faith and was employed with the Detroit City Police Department 4th Precinct.
Surviving are her parents, Tim and Kathy Fettig, of Petoskey; one sister, Rebecca Fettig, of Petoskey; her grandparents, Dorothy Fettig of Saginaw and Harry and Joan Gibson of Bridgeport; several aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Jenny was preceded in death by a brother, Gabriel; a grandfather, Wilfred Fettig; and an uncle, Michael Fettig.
Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at The Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State), in Saginaw. The Rev. Robert J. Deland will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MI-COPS, P.O. Box 928, Suttons Bay, Mich. 49682; (877) 4MI-COPS.

 

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2/19/2004

Marilyn "Mary" Sigourney Farley

Marilyn "Mary" Sigourney Farley, 72, of Petoskey, passed away Feb. 15, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
A memorial gathering celebrating her life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Holy Childhood Catholic Church. At 7 p.m., the Rite of Christian Burial will be led by the Rev. Joe Graff.

Mary was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Detroit, the daughter of George Aloysius and Eleanor Sigourney (Mann) McDowell. She grew up in Grosse Pointe and attended the University of Detroit.
On Feb. 19, 1965, she married John "Jack" Farley in Birmingham. Together they shared 38 years of marriage. Jack preceded his wife in death in October of 2003.
After college, Mary worked at brokerage firms in Detroit until the time of her marriage. She then devoted her time to raising her children.
She was a truly selfless, loving person and will be deeply missed by her children.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially ceramics. She loved animals and enjoyed watching birds and wildlife.
Her children, John J. "Jack" Farley of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Patricia "T." (David) Jones, Daniel Farley and David (Carrie) Farley, all of Petoskey, survive her. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Joseph and Caroline Farley, and Eleanor Jones; as well as stepdaughter, Susan (Elwin) Jerabek of Clinton, Mich., and stepgrandchildren, Erin (Ian) Gibson, Bryan Jerabek and Cristin Jerabek. Also preceding her in death were brothers, George, Richard and James McDowell, and stepson, Timothy Farley.
Friends wishing to make memorial donations in memory of Mary are asked to consider Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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2/16/2004

Harry W. Mellen

Harry W. Mellen, 82, of Harbor Springs and Cross Village and formerly of Grosse Pointe, died Feb. 12, 2004, at Bay Bluffs Medical Center in Harbor Springs.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, Feb. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Thomas Cook officiated.

Harry was born April 12, 1921, in Highland Park, the son of Harry and Margaret (Barth) Mellen. He grew up in Detroit and graduated from Detroit Central High School in 1939. He attended University of Detroit and graduated in 1943 with a degree in accounting.
Harry served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater as an infantryman.
Following the service, he went to work for Ross Roy Advertising as an auditor and later became the controller and finally the chief financial officer and senior vice president in 1961. He retired in 1981 and continued on the board of directors for 10 years and as a consultant for five years. Also in 1981, he and his wife moved to Cross Village, where they have been since.
Harry was a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, National Association of Accountants, served on the board of directors of the Detroit United Way, Goodwill Industries, Northeast Guidance Clinic and was treasurer of the Hannah YMCA, Franklin Wright Settlement House and Grosse Pointe War Memorial.
He was a trustee of the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church and served as treasurer and trustee of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs and treasurer of the Redpath Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cross Village.
He was a special life member of the Detroit Boat Club and served as director and treasurer, a director of the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club, membership chairman of the Indian Village Tennis Club, a member of Birchwood Country Club. He was a board member of the Little Traverse Conservancy, Harbor Springs United Way, was treasurer of the Emmet County Lakeshore Association, treasurer of the Cross Village Community Services and a member of SCORE (senior corps of retired executives). He was an avid tennis player and sailor.
Harry is survived by his wife, Mary Elisabeth (Hitchcock); three sons, Andy Mellen of Apollo Beach, Fla., Thom Mellen of Pinckney, Fred Gillespie and his wife, Pamela Counan, of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Margaret Snider and her husband, Larry, of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society or the Bay Bluffs Medical Center.
The family was served by the Schiller Funeral Home of Harbor Springs.

 

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2/16/2004

Joseph Thomas Serno

Joseph Thomas Serno, 89, of Petoskey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his home.
A funeral service was held today, Monday, Feb. 16, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Mary's Cemetery in Charlevoix.

Joseph was born on July 17, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., son of Joseph and Mary (Hanacek-Serna) Gengle and was raised in Charlevoix along with his 10 siblings on the family farm.
Joseph was a kind-hearted, gentle person who was loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed tractors and animals, loved Christmas and always enjoyed his cigars and his pipe.
Joseph is survived by a half-brother, Anthony (Mary Ann) Gengle, of Petoskey; a half-sister, Mary Richardson, of San Diego, Calif.; his special family, Aunt Daisy and Uncle Dave Bodley; his special friend, Alice Southwood; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, John, Andrew, Sebastian "Sam," Thomas and Steven Serna; and by his half-brothers, William, Edward and Francis "Frank" Gengle.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a contribution to the Joseph Serno Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are in the care of Stone Funeral Home

 

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2/12/2004

Esther D. Bjornberg

Esther D. Bjornberg, 94, of Petoskey and a long-time resident of Clawson, died Feb. 3, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home. Burial took place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Esther was born July 1, 1909, in Detroit.
She worked as a clerk at the Clawson Post Office for more than 20 years. She was a past member of Guardian Angels Church in Clawson. Esther loved to play cards and dance.
Survivors include her children, Jerry C. (the late Julia J.) Bjornberg of Royal Oak, Eunice (Thomas) Teel of Burt Lake, and the late Susan W. Bishop; son-in-law, Robert Bishop of Troy; six grandchildren, Cynthia M. Jolly, Christopher Bjornberg, Brian (Carol Ann) Bishop, Daniel Bishop, Randy Bishop, Timothy Bishop and the late Patricia Sillman; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl O. Bjornberg, in 1971; one great-grandchild; and brother, Robert Bennett.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Capuchins.

 

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2/9/2004

Abbie Ada Chevalier

Abbie Ada Chevalier, 101, died Thursday evening, Feb. 5, 2004, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey, where she had been a resident for the past 17 years.
Abbie was born in Cheboygan on Sept. 20, 1902, the daughter of Frank Henry and Ada May (Sherman) Stinchfield.

She married Floyd Chevalier in 1923, and he preceded her in death in 1972.
Abbie had been a life-long resident of the Cheboygan area until her health began to fail.
She saw many changes over the years. Her mother died at more than 100 years of age and was a Civil War widow. Her father was the individual who placed the large stone monument in Washington Park remembering the Women's Relief Corps, which was a women's auxiliary organization of Civil War veterans, of which she was very proud.
Abbie was a long-time member of the Salvation Army in Cheboygan. She was involved in most any activity the army sponsored. She was a member of the Home League and did a lot of baking and cooking for the organization.
Abbie loved flowers and her flower garden.
She is survived by her children, Maribeth Haut of Pinconning, Richard (Rose) Chevalier of Ludington, Janelda Cassidy of Alanson, Ada Jean Jensen of Wolverine and Sherman Chevalier of Flint; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth; a brother, Kenneth; and six grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday at the Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home with pastor Gary Mindel of Harbor Light Community Chapel officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Aloha in the spring.

 

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2/9/2004

Roberta Mae George

Roberta Mae George, 78, of Walloon Lake, passed away at her home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004.
A memorial service and interment will take place in the spring.

Roberta was born on Aug. 30, 1925, in Petoskey, the daughter of Cashmire and Grace (Kurburski) Karamol. She grew up in Petoskey and was a graduate of Petoskey High School Class of 1943.
After graduating, she moved downstate and worked for the Willow Run bomber plant near Ypsalanti, where she did her part to help build the B-24 Liberator bomber.
On May 6, 1946, she married Robert George at St. Francis Xavier Church. Together they shared many happy years.
Her husband, Robert, and their children, Sharon Means, Leeann Cole, Diane Allen, Carol MacKay, Maggie Welsh, Brian George, Laurie Lovett, Elaine Kuspa, Julie Tuttle and Alan George, all survive her. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceding Roberta in death were her son, Donald George, and her daughter, Teresa George-Hartog.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Roberta's memory are asked to consider Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, 3434 M-119, Suite F, Harbor Springs, Mich. 49740.
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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2/4/2004

Leo Hoover

Leo Alfred Hoover, 85, of Alanson, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital. A memorial service for Leo will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Liberty Baptist Church in Alanson.
Leo was born July 13, 1918, in Petoskey. He grew up and attended school in Springvale Township, near the family homestead. As a young man Leo joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was sent to the camp near Grayling where he, along with many other young men, worked logging and building roads. He later moved to Rochester, New York, where he lived for a short time.

In 1952, he married Elizabeth Ann Smith; she preceded Leo in death in 1958. He later married Dorothy May Wilson in 1964 and she preceded Leo in death in 1984.
Leo is survived by his devoted friend and companion, Gladys May; Leo's son, Jim (Mary) Smith, and grandchildren, Roxanne (Lloyd) Strait, James (Sheila) Smith, great grandchild, Beth Smith, as well as half brother Kenneth (May) Hoover. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Lyle.
Burial will be in Curtis Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements were made by Stone Funeral Home.

 

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2/3/2004

Christine T. Hitchings

Christine T. Hitchings, 55, of Petoskey, passed away on Feb. 1, 2004, in Gaylord.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

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1/30/2004

Sandra J. Bjorkman

Sandra J. Bjorkman, 66, of Petoskey, went to be with the Lord, Jan. 29, 2004.
She was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Detroit, the daughter of David and Mabel (Miller) Bjorkman. She lived in Detroit until 1976 when her family moved to Petoskey.

Sandy loved her family, kittens, and a good party with people having fun; all big holidays were exciting for her, and Santa still made her open her eyes wide and rub her hands together in delight.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents. She lived the last few years of her life with her nephew, Eric, and his family, wife Becky and children, Rachael and Anton. She was cared for and deeply loved.
Including Eric and his family, Sandy is survived by her brother, Ron (Pam) and their daughter, Jessi Bjorkman; niece, Andrea (Eric) Simard and their daughters, Clare and Paige; as well as several aunts and cousins.
A funeral service has been planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Family of Christ Church, 2275 Resort Pike Road. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends wishing to make memorial donations in memory of Sandy are asked to consider Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Family of Christ Church Building Fund, or The Living Room.

 

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1/28/2004

Ida Janet Crawford

Ida Janet Crawford, of Petoskey, died Jan. 27, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Public visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. with the service following.

She was born to George Doherty and Ida (Diekman) Doherty on Jan. 26, 1909, in Petoskey, and lived all her life here. Upon graduation from Petoskey High School, she attended two years at County Normal in Charlevoix to obtain her teaching degree.
She spent several years teaching all 13 grades (at one time) in a one-room schoolhouse in Resort Township. She developed friendships with those students during that time that have lasted through the years.
She eloped to marry Albert Crawford on July 4, 1925 (even though the family had prepared for a formal wedding on July 5!)
She is survived by her sister, Marion (John) Ratledge, of Roanoke, Va.; her sister-in-law, Jean (Duke) Doherty, of Petoskey; her daughter, Marion (Howard) Smith, of Epsilon; her daughter, Carolyn (Elwin) Wilde, of Foley, Ala.; her son, Karl (Ruth) Crawford, of Petoskey; and her daughter-in-law, Erma (Albert) Crawford, of Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Crawford of Petoskey and her son, Albert. She will be missed by a family that consists of 23 grandchildren, dozens of great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Ida was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Harbor Springs for many years, and lately attended Parr Memorial Baptist Church in Petoskey. She greatly delighted in making baby clothing and bandages for the Baptist Mission Hospital in Bangladesh.
She was well-known for her philanthropic giving, letters to the editor of Petoskey News-Review, her flower garden and faithful ministries at local nursing homes. In the 1950s, she started an area-wide youth ministry. She taught various ages in Sunday school classes for 70 years. She trusted and loved her Bible, so she insisted on taking it seriously in her life and in her classes.
She will be remembered by her family for her feisty Irish spirit, her willingness to confront wrong thinking, her disputation of dubious Scrabble words and her persistence in praying for every member of her extended family personally.
Ida requested that any who might be inclined to send flowers should send an offering instead to Christian Aid, Box 9037, Charlottesville, Va. 22906.

 

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Marian L. Cosens

Marian L. Cosens, 75, of Petoskey, died Jan. 25, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital.
Mrs. Cosens was born Marian Lucille Bodzick on June 30, 1928, in Petoskey, the daughter of Alex and Alma (Townsend) Bodzick. She attended Petoskey schools and graduated in 1946.

On Nov. 4, 1950, she married John C. Cosens in Petoskey, where they made their home. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Marian worked for St. Francis schools for several years. She then went to work for the Emmet County Sheriff's Department and later went to work for Woolworth's, where she retired in the 1970s.
Marian was an avid bowler for many years. Later on, she enjoyed playing cards with her friends and going out for pizza with her co-workers.
Very special to Marian were her grandchildren and her cat, Tiger. Over the years, she enjoyed babysitting, reading books, coloring and doing puzzles with all seven of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her five children, daughters, Teresa Hayes (Mike) of Onalaska, Wis., and Patti Cosens of Petoskey, sons, John (Marsha) Cosens of Petoskey, Jerry (Karen) Cosens of Petoskey and James Cosens of Petoskey. She is also survived by her sisters, Bea Clark of Sparta, Mich., and Stella Bodzick of Oakridge, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements are in the care of Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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1/26/2004

Henry C. Austin

Henry C. Austin, 85, of Brutus, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Cheboygan Health Care Center.
Funeral service was held today, Monday, Jan. 26, at Stone Funeral Home with pastor Leroy Sutfin officiating.

Henry was born in Petoskey on Dec. 6, 1918, the son of Charles and Lulu (Dallas) Austin.
On March 28, 1941, Henry entered the U.S. Army and served as a tank gunner with the Company "A" 13th Tank Battalion. In 1944, Corporal Henry Austin was wounded in action in Osteriaccia, Italy, and was awarded a Purple Heart. In May of 1945, Henry was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and went to work for the Maritime Marines, where he served as a fireman for 10 years.
In 1953, Henry married the former Thelma Labadie in Cheboygan, and she preceded him in death in September of 2001.
He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, the Petoskey Eagles, the Harbor Springs V.F.W. Post 2051, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart-Cheboygan Chapter, and enjoyed walking, cutting wood and making maple syrup.
He is survived by two daughters, Dawn (Kevin) Dick of North Muskegon, and Colleen (Albert "Pete") LaPeer of Afton; two stepdaughters, Eva (Louie) Bley and Pat (Jim) Royal, all of Bloomsdale, Mo.; two stepsons, George (Denise) Hislop of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Rick (Joanna) Hislop of Cheboygan; a sister, Addie Kelly, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lulu (Dallas) Austin; a brother, O. Charles Austin; and a sister, Mary Lehre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Zion United Church of Christ.

 

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1/22/2004

Juanita K. "Dee Dee" Bonter

Juanita K. "Dee Dee" Bonter, 58, of Mackinaw City, died early Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.
She was born in Mackinaw City on Feb. 24, 1945, the daughter of Clifford and Elsie (Ingals) LaPointe.

Juanita was employed for several years as a cook for Cunningham's Restaurant in Mackinaw City. Later, she was employed at the Dockside in Mackinaw.
Juanita was known as "Dee Dee" to her grandchildren and she loved spending time with them.
She is survived by her son, Douglas, of Oklahoma; and daughters, Laurie (Charlie) Socolovitch of Mackinaw City and Tammy (Ralph) Ketvertis of Levering; six grandchildren; also a brother, Nelson (Rose) LaPointe, of Mackinaw City; and sisters, Shirley (James) Hull of Mackinaw City, Linda (Cal) Charboneau of Cheboygan, Norma (James) Rice and Sue (Joe) Ruger.
There will be no public visitation. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mackinaw City with the Rev. Dwight Knasel officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Bonter family or Hospice of the Straits.
Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan is caring for the family.

 

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1/22/2004

Donald Paul Ross

Donald Paul Ross, 86, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Petoskey, died Jan. 15, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospice in Tucson.
Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 19, in Tucson. Graveside services for Paul will be held in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery with the date and time announced at a later date.

Paul was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of John and Ruby (Gownlock) Ross.
In 1928, Paul moved to Petoskey with his family. He attended Petoskey schools and graduated from Petoskey High School. He attended Wayne State University, where he received his mortuary science license in 1947.
On Jan. 13, 1973, Paul married Mabel Young in Petoskey. Mabel preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1993. Paul then married Cecil Conrad on Nov. 24, 1995, in Tucson, Ariz.
Paul served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 14, 1941, to Jan. 8, 1946, serving in the Pacific Theater.
Paul served as an apprentice funeral director at Stone Funeral Home, beginning in 1937. After serving in the Army and attending mortuary school, Paul returned to Stone Funeral Home in 1950. In 1969, he purchased the Stone Funeral Home from Quinton Stone and owned and operated the business until his retirement in 1979.
Since his retirement, Paul had lived in Tucson, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife, Cecil, of Tucson; brother, David Ross and his wife, Catherine, of Petoskey; two stepdaughters, Kim and Thomas Larson of Two Rivers, Wis., Tames and Joseph Januk of Streamwood, Ill.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Evans.
Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, 1802 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85745.

 

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1/20/2004

Anna Wodek

Anna Wodek, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, after a short but valiant fight against cancer.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m

Anna was born on July 31, 1941, in Harbor Springs, the daughter of Walter J. and Ina (Ballou) Cole. She grew up in Harbor Springs and graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1959.
On Feb. 11, 1961, the former Anna Cole married Michael Wodek at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey, and he survives.
Anna worked for and later owned and operated Culligan Water Conditioning in Petoskey, which she ran until the birth of her sixth child.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and donated her time to various parish activities, including funeral lunches and baking for the annual turkey dinner. She loved to sew, quilt and visit with her grandchildren.
Anna is survived by her husband, Michael Wodek, of Petoskey; her mother, Ina Cole, of Petoskey; five children, Marie Chapman of Attica, Deanna (Peter) Power of New York, Patti (Mark) Schlack of Washington state, Jerry (Brenda) Wodek of Petoskey and Joe Wodek of Florida; a sister, Doris (Ken) Pedersen, of Royal Oak; a brother, Jim (Julie) Cole, of Indian River; 12 grandchildren, Aaron Spaniak, Desiree Spaniak, Norma Chapman, Thomas, Aine, Emily, Kaleigh and Molly Power, Chris and Alex Malicki and Kiana and Timothy James "T.J." Wodek; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Anna was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Walter; and an infant son, Anthony Edward Wodek.

 

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1/19/2004

Glenn O. Fosmore

Glenn O. Fosmore, 49, of Detroit and formerly of Harbor Springs, passed away Jan. 16, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
Funeral for Glenn will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Stone Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Warner will officiate. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring at Carp Lake Cemetery.

Glenn was born Feb. 6, 1954, in Petoskey, the son of Clifford and Melva (Thompson) Fosmore. He grew up in Harbor Springs, and was a graduate of Harbor Springs High School Class of 1972.
On Aug. 23, 1975, he married Patricia Simon in Petoskey.
Glenn began his career in trucking by working for the family business, Fosmore Trucking, which operated as a contract hauler for Wickes Lumber. In the winter, the family operated a snow removal business. Glenn also worked for Dunkel Excavating. For the last 11 years Glenn had been employed as a lowboy driver, hauling heavy equipment for B&V Construction.
Glenn was a good dad and grandpa, who loved and cared deeply for his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true passion was NASCAR.
Glenn was a member of the Eagles and a member of Teamsters Local 247. He was an active member of the Petoskey Snowmobile Club, and a past volunteer for the Bear Creek Fire Department.
Glenn is survived by his children, Natalie Fosmore (Kurt Martin), Carl Fosmore (Heidi VanHoosier); grandchildren, Anthony and Hallie; mother, Melva Fosmore, grandmother, Eva Fosmore; fiancé, Julie Ramsey, brothers, Warren (Melba), Shelby (Jane); and sister, Marie (Jamie) Hiar; as well as former wife, Patricia Wolff; and several nieces and nephews. His father, Clifford Sr., and brother, Clifford Jr., as well as grandparents, Glenn and Jane Thompson and Carl Fosmore, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fosmore family in care of Melva Fosmore.

 

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1/19/2004

Astrid L. Losinger

Astrid L. Losinger, 90, of Harbor Springs, passed away Jan. 16, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by the Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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1/15/2004

Jean E. Heiges DeWaard

Jean E. Heiges DeWaard, 76, of Petoskey, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 12, 2004. Her daughters were at her side, and she was in the loving care of the staff of Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Family Of Christ Church, Resort Pike Road, Petoskey. Pastor James Larsen will lead the Homecoming Celebration. Interment will be held in the spring.

Jean was born in Traverse City, the daughter of Levern "Pat" and Thirza (Friend) Heiges. She graduated Traverse City Schools in 1945 and attended Michigan State University, receiving her bachelor of fine arts degree in 1949. She taught at Parchment Schools.
In 1951, Jean married LaVerne M. DeWaard. They resided in Saginaw, where Jean was a customer service specialist for Michigan Bell Telephone for several years. The couple began their family in Novi in 1958.
Jean was active with school, community and her church for 20 years. During this time, Jean embarked on her professional art career and partnered Vern in the family-owned business.
In 1978, Jean relocated to Waterford, Mich., where she taught adult education art and facilitated art therapy for geriatric programs in Oakland County. Jean felt part of God's service to others required learning and growing herself, so she worked on her master's of fine arts degree with an art therapy focus at Madonna University in Livonia.
She was a member of Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association.
Jean moved to Petoskey in 1989 and taught art through the Friendship Centers of Emmet County. She felt privileged to mentor several adult students and teach on-location for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
She owned Expressions In Art, ran a summer gallery on Walloon Lake, and was a prolific artist and sculptor. Because of her love and respect for all God's creation, she supported environmental preservation and renewal efforts locally and worldwide.
She belonged to the Crooked Tree Arts Center and was a member of Michigan Watercolor Society.
Survivors include her daughters, Melinda Fisher of Petoskey, Martina DeWaard of Banning, Calif.; sister, Patricia Marshall, of Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, nieces, Jean (Bob) Arp of Wyoming, Mich., and Mary (Mark) Clabeaux of Caledonia, Mich., and their children; cherished friends, Marcia Powrozek, Darren Scott, DeAnne and Bob Stephenson and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Thirza Heiges, and brother-in-law, John D. Marshall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements were handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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1/14/2004

Alvin G. "Al" Sherman

Alvin G. "Al" Sherman, 81, of Harbor Springs, passed away on Jan. 12, 2004, at his home.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Thomas Cook will officiate. Interment will take place on Mackinac Island later this year. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service.

Al was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Detroit, the son of Alvin and Winifred (Hemmeter) Sherman. He made his home in Grosse Pointe for 53 years until 1975. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1940. He attended the University of Michigan for two years until transferring to Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill.
He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve program in 1943, where he became a commissioned officer. He served in the Pacific Theater on an LST, where he was second in command. Following the war, he returned to Northwestern University, where he graduated with a BA in business in 1947.
On April 10, 1948, he married the former Suzanne Flattery in Grosse Pointe. He was part owner and active operator/supervisor of seven Howard Johnson restaurants and one motor lodge in Michigan and Atlanta, Ga., from 1950-1975. He was also a consultant for a small restaurant chain from 1972-75. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1975 and became owner of a franchised real estate business and brokerage firm from 1975-85. He was employed as an associate broker for a commercial real estate firm and time share management property in Pompano Beach from 1985-92.
He moved back to Michigan in 1991 following his wife's death and in 1993 made his home in Harbor Springs. He semi-retired in 1994 because of his health.
He was an avid sports fan.
Preceding him in death was his daughter, Leslie, in 1986. Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Marquardt, Suzanne (Suki) Sherman and Patricia Repesky, all of Harbor Springs; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sewell, of California; a brother, Dr. Roger Sherman, of Florida; and a step-sister, Bette Fletcher, of Pennsylvania.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Envelopes will be available at Schiller Funeral Home.

 

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1/12/2004

Leo M. Sobleski

Leo M. Sobleski, 86, of Petoskey, died Jan. 10, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis Stilwell will officiate and burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 12, at Stone Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at St. Francis Church.
Leo was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Petoskey, the son of Martin and Catherine (Roman) Sobleski.
He grew up and attended school in Petoskey.
On July 6, 1938, he married Mary Jane Zumbaugh in Harbor Springs. She preceded him in death Oct. 24, 1987.
Leo worked at the Tannery and Penn Dixie Cement Plant for 28 years, retiring in 1977. Leo also farmed for many years.
He was a member of the Eagles and a lifetime member of the K of C.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Tigers, card playing and gardening. He loved watching his family play softball, listening to polka music and above all having lunch with his children.
Leo is survived by 16 children, Leo Sobleski of Petoskey, Mary Hoffman of Harbor Springs, Patricia (Richard) Marszalec of Larks Lake, Gary (Jan) Sobleski of Kinross, Janet (Paul) Jackimowicz of Petoskey, Joyce (Keith) Matz of Petoskey, Ruth Backus of Cross Village, Kathy Bates of Petoskey, Dorothy Swiss of Harbor Springs, Bill (Rhonda) Sobleski of Petoskey, Rose Sobleski of Minnesota, Steve Sobleski of Sault Ste. Marie, Julie (Larry) Hibbler of Petoskey, Donny Sobleski of Petoskey, David Sobleski of Petoskey, Jennifer Sobleski of Petoskey; 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Leo was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and James; also three brothers, Tony, Walt and Raymond; and one sister, Frances Fettig.
Contributions in memory of Leo may be made to St. Francis Church. Envelopes will be available at Stone Funeral Home.

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1/9/2004

William Edward "Ed" Heinrich

William Edward "Ed" Heinrich, 91, of Petoskey, passed away Jan. 7, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital.
A funeral service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Pastor Leroy Sutfin will officiate. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Ed was born July 20, 1912, in Blissfield, Mich., to William L. and Katherine (Kneissel) Heinrich. He grew up on a farm near Ogden Center, and attended school in Blissfield, where he graduated from high school.
On Oct. 10, 1936, he married Ruth A. Porter in Wauseon, Ohio.
During his career, Ed worked as a sales representative for Bostwick Braun Corp. of Toledo, Ohio.
Ed and his wife, Ruth, raised their family in East Lansing, and then moved to Petoskey, where they made their home on Pickerel Lake.
Ed's hobbies included gardening, fishing, woodworking, boating and family activities. He was a member of the Epsilon United Methodist Church.
Ed is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth; and by a sister, Ruth M. Heinrich; three children also survive, Judith L. (Arthur) Frock, Susan R. (Philip) Rathburn and Robert W. (Jodi) Heinrich. Surviving grandchildren include Steven Frock, Cynthia Bauer, James Rathburn, Deborah Drake and John, Sam, and Kelsey Heinrich; great-grandchildren include, Abigail Frock, Nathan and Katherine Bauer, Reid and Drew Rathburn, Ryan and Emmalee Drake.
Memorial contributions in Ed's name are asked to be directed to Epsilon United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Stone Funeral Home.

 

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1/8/2004

Christel C. Cone

Christel C. Cone, 91, of Petoskey, passed away Dec. 30, 2003, at the Monteray Nursing Home in Grove City, Ohio.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cone will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Zion Lutheran Church in Petoskey. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 8, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

Christel was born on June 13, 1912, in Petoskey, the daughter of Ferdinand and Constance (Menzel) Manthei. She grew up in Resort Township and attended the Maplewood school.
On June 13, 1934, she married Chester E. Cone in Petoskey. The Rev. Cone preceded her in death on July 18, 1982, after 48 years of marriage.
Christel actively helped her husband during his 17 years as an ordained Lutheran minister. This ministry took them to three parishes. But in her heart, Christel never left Petoskey.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her love of the Lord and her family was the centerpiece to her life. She enjoyed gardening; much was canned and shared with her friends and those in need.
She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She spent many years of community service through her involvement in 4-H and a visiting ministry at Bortz nursing home.
Christel is survived by her five sons, Rubert (Lorna) of Omaha, Neb., Darwin (Martha) of Milwaukee, Wis., Arthur of Petoskey, Fredric (Joanne) of Brighton, Colo., and Kurt (Jan) of Frankfort Ill.; one daughter, Connie Roehl, of Grove City, Ohio. Also surviving Christel are 25 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her son, the Rev. Chester Jr., as well as one sister and two brothers.
The family requests that those wishing to make a donation in her memory direct them to the Zion Lutheran Church School Fund.

 

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1/7/2004

Charles Soncrant

Charles Soncrant, 76, of Harbor Springs, died Jan. 6, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Charles was born in Monroe, Mich., on Jan. 4, 1928, to Charles and Lola (Oberacher) Soncrant. He grew up in Monroe and attended school there.
On Oct. 10, 1981, he married Ruth (Blackmore) Lasslett.
He served in the U.S. Army from February of 1946 until August of 1947.
Charles was employed as a painter with the maintenance department at Northern Michigan Hospital for 10 years.
He loved music and truly enjoyed playing the organ.
Surviving Charles are his wife, Ruth, and one sister, Joan Reckinger.
Arrangements are being handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey

 

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1/7/2004

Thomas Patrick Gough Sr.

Thomas Patrick Gough Sr., 84, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Pam's Country Living Adult Foster Care in Alanson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with the Rev. Dennis Stilwell and pastor Doug Kenny officiating. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, at Stone Funeral Home.

Thomas was born on Sept. 25, 1919, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the son of William and Helen (Dawson) Gough.
In 1942, he married the former Ella Peterson in Waynesville, Mo., and she survives.
After serving his country for three and half years in the U.S. Army during World War II, Tom went back to college and received a degree in agriculture. He worked for Herbert A. Neiman Co., in Cedarburg, Wis., until 1956, when he went to work for the federal government as a soil conservationist. After a disability retirement in 1975, he went to work for Macomb County, Michigan Public Works until retiring in 1985.
Tom was a member of the Harbor Springs V.F.W. Post 2051, where he served as post commander from 1990-1993, and was also a member of the DAV. Tom was an Alanson councilman and then served as mayor of Alanson for two terms and was a member of the Farm Bureau for many years.
His favorite hobbies included teaching hockey, bowling, golfing and watching the Green Bay Packers. He also mastered the art of water witching.
Tom is survived by his wife, Ella Gough, of Petoskey; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Scotty Juilleret of Alanson, Thomas Patrick "T.J." and Barbara Gough III of Alanson, and Riley Gough of Harbor Springs; two great-grandchildren, Gretchen Gough and Thomas Gough IV; two sisters, Mary Rose of Falls Church, Va., and Noreen Bengston of Madison, Wis.; one brother, Richard and Ann Gough of Evanston, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Patricia Kruzel of Alanson, Cathy Blesi of Harbor Springs and Pam and Ron Radel of Alanson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Thomas Patrick Gough Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

 

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1/7/2004

Hattie B. Lesher

Hattie B. Lesher, 97, of Petoskey, died Jan. 5, 2004, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.
No services are planned.

Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

 

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1/6/2004

John Peter Wynn

John Peter Wynn, 51, of Petoskey, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey after a short battle with lung cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Zion Lutheran Church in Petoskey. Pastor Doug Kenny will officiate. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

John was born April 4, 1952, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the son of John Frederick and Shirley Ann (Schmitt) Wynn. He grew up in Petoskey, attended Petoskey schools and later Central Michigan University.
On March 6, 1993, John married the former Karen Kerwood in Macomb County, and she survives.
John worked for Gordon Food Service for many years in a managerial position. He played on the Little Caesar's softball team and was an avid skier. John enjoyed playing golf, gardening, various outdoor activities, and loved spending time with his family and teaching his son, Grant, about sports.
John is survived by his wife, Karen Wynn; three children, Ernie (April) Wynn of Levering, Emily Wynn of Petoskey and Grant Wynn of Petoskey; his father, John Frederick Wynn, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Petoskey; a brother, Jim (Candi) Wynn, of Petoskey; father- and mother-in-law, Ronald and Betty Kerwood Sr., of Canadian Lakes, Mich.; a granddaughter, Elexia Wynn; and was a brother-in-law to Robert and Sherry Barron, Ronald and Linda Kerwood Jr. and Grady and Robin Barron; and is survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Wynn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

 

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1/5/2004

Hattie Mattie (Lybarker) Daniel

Hattie Mattie (Lybarker) Daniel, of Petoskey, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, while surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Bortz Health Care of Petoskey for the past two years.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Stone Funeral Home, and prior to Mass from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Francis Xavier Church. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Funeral Home.

Mrs. Daniel was born on Sept. 14, 1910, the daughter of Grover and Mattie (Yell) Lybarker. She grew up in Petoskey, attended Waumemee School, located on current day River Road, and also Petoskey schools.
She married Anthony Daniel, her beloved spouse of 73 years, on June 18, 1930, and lived in Petoskey except for 1942-1945 when the family lived in Muskegon.
Mrs. Daniel worked at Wequetonsing Motel, McLellan Dime Store, J.C. Penney Store, Petoskey Steam Laundry, Michigan Bakery, Barnum Brothers, Motel on the Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, and finally at Essex Wire in Boyne City.
After her retirement in 1972, she and her husband began to spend their winter months in Florida. At first, they resided in Lakeland then at Camp Crooked Hook on Lake Okeechobee and finally at Craig Park in Arcadia.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Daniel, of Petoskey; seven children, Gertrude and Jack Marquardt of Petoskey, Leonard and Diane (Johnson) Daniel of Lake Orion, Margaret and Jerry Hand of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara and Bill Kitscher of Petoskey, Norbert and Barbara (Dibbling) Daniel of Petoskey, Lawrence Daniel of Petoskey, and Albert and Anna (Brookins) Daniel of Petoskey; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Nessen of Petoskey, Cecilia Croff of Ypsilanti and Mattie Schaub of Muskegon.
Hattie was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Martha and Marion; and her brother, John.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bortz Patient Fund.

 

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1/2/2004

Barbara J. Schultz

Barbara J. Schultz, 69, of Harbor Springs for 11 years, formerly of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Birmingham, Mich., died Dec. 30, 2003, at St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights.
Barbara J. Stoll was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Detroit. She was a graduate of Dominican High School in Detroit. A homemaker, Mrs. Schultz was an avid golfer, and was a member of Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club of Harbor Springs, and Quintero Golf and Country Club of Scottsdale, Ariz. She was a very talented watercolor artist.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William; a daughter, Lynn Knill (Richard); sons Jeffrey (Kimberly) and Mark; a sister, Rita Hodkinson; brother, Robert Stoll (Sharon); and grandchildren Ryan, Amy, Natalee and Andrew.
Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, Mich. 48084. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Road, Bloomfield Hills. Visitation at the church begins at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48201. Share memories at obit.DesmondFuneralHome.com.

 

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1/2/2004

Kevin John Maguire

Kevin John Maguire, 42, of Cross Village, passed away Dec. 31, 2003, at his residence.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Stone Funeral Home. The Rev. David Behling will officiate.

Kevin was born June 30, 1961, in Petoskey, the son of John and Velma (Ulrich) Maguire.
Kevin enjoyed spending time with his children and friends. He loved all outdoor activities; hunting, fishing, the beach and boating. He loved music, books and movies.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Velma and Ron Benson of Harbor Springs, his children, Jenna and Billy Maguire of Petoskey, sister, Kim Buntin, and her husband, Bob, of Larks Lake, brother, Chris Benson, and wife, Amber, of Harbor Springs, niece, Madeline, and nephew, Connor Buntin, of Larks Lake, also many dear friends and aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Kevin may be made to the Maguire children's education fund.

 

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          Georgetta J. Abbs, 68, of Carp Lake died late Wednesday night
December 26, 1984 at LIttle Traverse Hospital in Petoskey.  She was born
October 11, 1916 in Carp Lake, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Grames. 
She was married to Benjamin Abbs on August 22, 1936.  Survivors include her
husband; two sons, Robert Grames of Carp Lake and William Abbs of Georgia,
and five daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Patricia) Plotkowski of Westland, Judy
Brodd of Dearborn, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Sikkens of Carp Lake, Mrs. William
(Sandra) Hughes of Carp Lake and Mrs. Douglas (Susan) Grace of Pontiac.  She
also leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Leon
Grames of Cheboygan and a sister, Letha Tobias, of Florida.  Two sons,
Michael and George Abbs, preceded her in death.  Services will start 2 p.m.
Saturday at the Mackinaw City Bible Church.  Burial will be at the Lakeview
Cemetery in Mackinaw City.

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           Leo A. Grames, 91, of Lake Street, Mackinaw City, died Saturday
afternoon at the Extended Care Unit of Community Memorial Hospital following
a lingering illness.  Mr. Grames moved to the Mackinaw City area about 20
years ago from Jackson.  Mr. Grames was a disabled American Veteran having
served in World War I.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Homer (Letha)
Tobias of Florida; and several nieces and nephews including Sandra Hughes,
Patricia Plotkowski, Mary Sikkens, Judy Brodd, Susan Grace, Lenora Gwilt,
Thelma Hanchett, Williams Abbs, and Robert Graham, all of northern Michigan.
  Friends may call the Nordman Funeral Home Monday from 2-4 p.m. and at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church in Mackinaw City from 6-8 p.m.  A christian wake
service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the church.  Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's.  Burial will be in the Lakeview
Cemetery, Mackinaw City.

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(Headline) - Snowplow kills Mack. City Man
Lloyd Grames is Killed on New Year's Day.
New Year's Day was saddened in Mackinaw City and the Strait's area by death
of Lloyd Leslie Grames, 71 years old, who was fatally injured when struck by
a snowplow Wednesday.  The accident occured in front of his home at 202 East
Lake Street.  He was working with a snowblower and had just completed
blowing out his driveway.  He went into the house and told his wife that he
was going to help blow out the driveway of his brother, Lester, who lives
around the corner.
He started to cross the street, and was on the other side of the street
when he was hit by a snowplow.  The big truck with snowplow attachment was
operated by David Krueger of Mackinaw City.  The truck backed around the
letter-S curve and hit Mr. Grames.  "The driver did not see Mr. Grames and
did not know he was there until he heard him holler, said Mackinaw Chief of
Police Louis Conant. "Mr. Grames was in his blind spot".  The truck was
backing up at about a mile an hour.  The truck knocked Mr. Grames down and
then a wheel ran up onto his body.  Mr. Grames was still alive when the
accident happened about 11 a.m . He was put in the police ambulance and
brought to the Community Memorial Hospital at Cheboygan, but he died in the
hospital at 12:10 Noon.  Mr. Grames was born August 2, 1897 at Hastings. 
The family moved to the Mackinaw City area when he was a small boy.  He
married Mary Deston Sept 13, 1941 at Mackinaw City.  Mr. Grames was a World
War I veteran and for many years was a fireman on one of the State Ferries.
He is survived by his wife, two sisters Mrs. Homer (Letha) Tobias of
Florida and Mrs. Benjamin (Georgetta) Abbs of Carp Lake; and four brothers, Lawrence
of Minnesota, Lyle of Jackson and Leo and Lester both of Mackinaw City. The
body is at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Services will be held at the
Mackinaw City Bible Church at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
Lyle Hoover. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Mackinaw City.

Transcribed from the Cheboygan Daily Tribune, June 20, 1975
     Lester E. Grames, 66 years old, of 627 Third Street, Mackinaw City,
died Thursday in Little Traverse Hospital in Petoskey following a lingering
illness. He was born on June 10, 1909 in Mackinaw City .  He lived in
Mackinaw all his life.  Mr. Games married Evelyn Duffina March 26, 1946 in
Mackinaw City. He was state park employee until his retirement in 1963.  Mr.
Grames is survived by his wife, one stepdaughter, Cecelia Thomas of Boyne
City, two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Abbs (Georgetta) of Carp Lake and Mrs.
Homer Tobias (Letha) of Florida ; three brothers Lawrence, Lyle and Leo and
several nieces and nephews.
     The family will receive visitors at the Nordman Funeral Home.  Funeral
services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's church in Mackinaw
City. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

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