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Deaths & Obits
Grand Traverse County
Deaths & Obits

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Traverse City Record Eagle
December 15, 1999
Manseau, Frances Cox
Died August 5, 1999
CHAPALA, Jalisco, Mexico - Frances Cox Manseau, of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, died Thursday, Aug. 5, in Chapala. Born March 11, 1912, in Adrian, Mich., she was one of six children of George and Edna Cox. The family had a cottage in Traverse City, Mich. Frances later moved to Venice, and Port Charlotte, Fla. She relocated to Chapala to live near her daughter, Marti, and family. Frances was a kind, sweet and loving wife and mother who enjoyed playing bridge. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Martha; her son-in-law, Alan Blenkhorn; granddaughters, Sara and Leighann Blenkhorn; grandsons, Edward Manseau and James Wigle; great-grandson, Tyler Wigle; and daughter-in-law, Marcy Manseau. She is also survived by her sisters, Lula (Jimmy) Paul, Connie Kelly and Joene (William) Briggs. Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Demas; son, Joseph; brother, George; and her sister, Ann Trowbridge.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 2, 1999
Marshall, Melvin J., 89, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1909. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel of Grayling.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
30 MAR 1901
MRS. DR. MARTIN DEAD
Passed Away Last Night in Detroit
Believed to Have Succumbed to Effects iof an Operation - West in Harper Hospital for Treatment Ten Days Ago A message from Detroit this morning announcing the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Martin, wife of Dr. James B. Martin, caused a shock to the great number of friends of the family of Mrs. Martin. It was not generally known that Mrs. Martin was seriously afflicted, that she had been under a physician's care for a considerable time and for some time it had been thought necessary to have an operation performed. About ten days ago Dr. and Mrs. Martin went to Detroit and Mrs. Martin entered Harper hospital. It is believed that the operation was performed early this week and that death from the shock followed, last night. The exact circumstances are not known, as nothing but a short telegram announced the sad tidings. Mrs. Martin was 42 years of age. She was a universal favorite in Traverse City and one of the most popular and esteemed members of the Woman's Club. She was prominent in society and her cheerful disposition and happy ways made it a pleasure for her friends to be about her. She was a hospitable entertainer and the Martin home on Washington street has long been the scene of many enjoyable social events. The news of her death will cast a gloom in many households in this city which will sincerely mourn her death. Deceased leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Rhea, about eleven years of age.
Undertaker H. L. Carter was telegraphed to meet the remains at the depot and to arrange for the funeral.

THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
1 APRIL 1901
FUNERAL OF MRS. MARTIN
Will Take Place from Family Residence
Tomorrow Afternoon at 2:00 O'Clock
The funeral of Mrs. J. B. Martin will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. D. Cochlin, assisted by Rev. W. T. Woodhouse. The friends of Mrs. Martin will have an opportunity of seeing her at her home between the hours of 10 and 12 tomorrow morning.

THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
2 APRIL 1901
GONE TO HER LONG HOME
The Martin residence was the scene of saddest gathering that ever occurred there this afternoon, when the friends of Mrs. Martin met to pay a just loving tribute to the memory of one who had held so large a place in their hearts. The house could not hold those who gathered, and the occasion was more sorrowful than such sad ceremonies usually are. Rev. D. Cochlin conducted the service, assisted by Rev. W. T. Woodhouse. The words of each were peculiarily fitting, and touched the hearts of all present. The music which was very beautiful, was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. A. H. Holliday, Mrs. A. L. Bochmot, Mr. Fred Hunter and Mr. William Hobbs. The flowers which were the expressions of the sympathy and sorrow of friends were noticeable for their profusion and mere beauty. Among them were Among them were a bouquet of dozens of Jacqueminot roses, from the physicians of the city; a great cluster of roses from the neighborhood ladies, mother of crenan and pink roses from the South Side ladies, beautiful Easter lillies from the friends on Sixth street; a wreath of roses, carnations and hyacinths from Mrs. Matrin'scloention class, a large cluster of yellow and white carnations from the Woman's Club, a great box of cut flowers from Traverse Bay Tent No. 135, K.O.T.M., a triangle of yellow roses, violets and red roses from the Knights of Pythias, beautiful cluster lilies from the sisters at the convent, a bouquet of white coroasious from the little friends of Rhea Martin, and inumerable beautiful bouquets from personal friends. The pall bearers were J. W. Patchin, B. H. Bracken, C. A. Bugbee, J. A. McIntosh, O. P. Carver and A. H. Perry. The remains of her who was so dearly loved and will be so greatly missed, were laid for their long sleep in Oakwood cemetery.
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 10, 1999
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Mason, Verle L.
Died December 9, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Verle L. Mason, 73, of Traverse City, died Thursday at the home of his daughter in Apopka, Fla. Born May 14, 1926, in Ionia, he was the son of Glen and Leah (Wilder) Mason. On Dec. 27, 1947, in Belding, he married the former June L. Tallman. Verle served in the U.S. Army/Air Force. He worked as a field underwriter for Auto Owners Insurance for 35 years and has resided in Traverse City since 1956. He was a member of Mayfield Chapel and enjoyed golf. His friends greatly appreciated his sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, June, of Traverse City; two daughters, Heather Lee Mason of Traverse City and Debra Kay Mason of Apopka, Fla.; and two sisters, Maxine Foltz of Lansing and Connie Everest of Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lyle and Lee Mason. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are being planned for the spring at Mayfield Chapel with Pastor Glen Walters officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mayfield Chapel. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 2, 1999
Marshall, MELVIN J., 89, of Grayling, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1909. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel of Grayling.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 2, 1999
Mattison, Arthur John
Died November 30, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Arthur John Mattison, 26, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Mott's Childrens Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1973, in Traverse City, he was the son of John Arthur Mattison and Natalie Jean (Lakies) Miller. God gave us 26 years with him and we are thankful we are blessed with his memories. Arthur enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his friends after work. He is survived by his mother, Natalie Jean (Anthony) Miller of Traverse City; father, John Arthur (Joyce) Mattison of Tennessee; sisters, Kristina (Terry) Bevelhymer of Interlochen, Kathryn (Eric) Gustavsom of Interlochen and Ellyn Mobly of Muskegon; brother, James Wendal Mattison of Muskegon; three nephews; one niece; and a stepgrandmother, Margaret Miller. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Lipscomb officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mott's Childrens Hospital.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 6, 1999
McCarry, Hazel May, 90, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Tendercare Traverse City nursing home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah; services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.

Traverse City Record Eagle
December 7, 1999
McCarry, Hazel May
Died December 4, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Hazel May McCarry, 90, died Saturday at Tendercare Traverse City. Born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lake Ann, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Grace (Martin) Wilson. On April 19, 1928, in Lake Ann, she married John Steven McCarry. A resident of Traverse City, she lived in Benzie County for most of her life except for a short period of time that she spent in the Upper Peninsula. Hazel was a retired nurses aide. She enjoy crocheting and playing the piano. She was a member of First Christian Church and a former member of First Baptist Church of Frankfort. Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia (Homer) Hoagland of Muskegon, Lula (Richard) Snyder of Kingsley, Rose (Jim) Harrand of Grawn, Helen (Chuck) Norton of Molena, Ga., and Gloria (Lavern) Lentz of Copemish; four sons, John (Millie) McCarry of Houston, Mo., Francis (Lorene) McCarry of Sun, La., Steven (Elaine) McCarry of Houston, Mo., and Norman (Evelyn) McCarry of Bear Lake; a brother, Raymond (Irene) Wilson of Norman, Okla.; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Craig McCarry; brother, Francis Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Emily Hoagland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at Bennett-Bartz Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Larry J. Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Hazel M. McCarry Memorial Fund.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
26 MAR 1901
DIED OF HIS INJURIES
McDonald, Joseph, Who was Hurt by a Flying Slab at Bingham,
Could Not Survive - He was 28 Years of Age. Last Friday morning Joseph McDonald, an employee at Mike Oberlins's mill at Bingham, was injured by a flying slab while at his work. While it is known that he suffered severe internal injuries it was not thought that fatal results would ensue. The wound was more dangerous than at first supposed, however, and McDonald died this morning. He was well liked by his employer and a favorite with his companions. He was 23 years of age.

Traverse City Record Eagle
December 8, 1999
McGrath, Richard C.
Died December 6, 1999
KINGSLEY - Richard C. McGrath, 36, of Kingsley, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was a member of Kingsley Sportsman Club. Richard was employed by Arms & Cole Inc. as a HVAC mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Pamela J. McGrath of Kingsley; two sons, Joe and Ricky - both at home; his father and step mother, Charles D. and Karen McGrath of Allen Park; his mother, Linda L. McGrath of California; three brothers; a sister; three step brothers; and a step sister. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home; the Rev. Albin J. Gietzen will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Memorials may be directed to Joe & Ricky Educational Fund care of their mother, Pamela.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz


Traverse City Record Eagle

January 30, 2013

McLogan, Edward Austin 'Ted'

ANN ARBOR Edward A. (Ted) McLogan died suddenly Jan. 25, 2013, at his home in Ann Arbor. He was born April 2, 1920, in Flint to Edwin and Helen (Austin) McLogan, graduated from Flint Central High School and The University of Michigan, class of 1942. Ted was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. An ROTC graduate, he entered active service with the U.S. Army as a 2nd lieutenant. He completed Ranger training and joined the 25th Division on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, from which he volunteered for the special mission that became Merrill's Marauders, the legendary Ranger guerilla force in Burma. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. In 2001, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Ga. He frequently gave talks about Merrill's Marauders to groups and organizations. At the end of the war, Capt. McLogan married his college sweetheart Beatrice Bouchard, of Ann Arbor, and together they raised seven children in Flint, where he managed the family business, McLogan & Austin China Closet. After the firm's sale, he spent the next 30 years in brokerage and financial services with First of Michigan Corp., and Morgan Stanley in Traverse City. He maintained an active practice until he was nearly 80. Committed to public service, Ted served as board member and chair of numerous volunteer organizations, including YMCA, Red Cross, Big Brothers, Hurley Hospital, and Flint Public Schools. Ted was a 65-year member and director of Rotary Club. He was elected to the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1961 and then managed the successful statewide referendum resulting in its adoption. He was elected to the Flint Charter Revision Commission in 1965, and twice to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, 1968-72. He remained devoted to service above self his entire life, and modeled that for all who knew him. In 1985, Ted and Bea left Flint for Traverse City and then Suttons Bay. Following Ted's retirement, they moved to Bea's hometown of Ann Arbor, where they became involved in all things Maize and Blue at University Commons and where Ted joined the VP Club. Ted is survived by his wife of 67 years, and their children, Deborah Nelson, Matthew (Jane Brierley) McLogan, Martha Morrow, Jennifer (Daniel Gurskis) McLogan, Mary (Daniel) Ziegeler, Elizabeth (Robert) Sugar, and Helen (Carl) Chamberlain; 21 grandchildren, Jessica Cohen, Matthew Nelson, Elizabeth Harvey, Amy Nelson; Katherine, Molly, and Timothy McLogan; Helen and Elizabeth Morrow; Emily, Edward, and Elizabeth Gurskis; Claire, Daniel, and Charles Ziegeler; Sarah, Hannah, and Betsy Sugar; Elaine, William, and Henry Chamberlain; and four great-grandchildren. Ted is also survived by his brother, James; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Donald; and cousin Elaine McLogan Steinmetz. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Student Chapel in Ann Arbor. Memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Charities or St. Mary's Student Parish. The family is being served by Muehlig Funeral Home of Ann Arbor.


Traverse City Record Eagle
December 5, 1999
Meikrantz, Ada L.
Died December 4, 1999
KARLIN - Ada L. Meikrantz, 92, a longtime resident of Karlin, died Saturday at Grayling Nursing Center. Ada served as postmistress of the Karlin post office for 25 years prior to her retirement. She loved the Detroit Tigers, playing cards and dancing. Born in Boyne City on March 30, 1907, she was the daughter of William J. and Abbie G. (Hopkins) Nelson. Surviving are her daughter, Iris (Winfield) Hansen of Kalkaska; two brothers, William and Burton Nelson; three grandchildren, Arthur (Valerie) Hansen, Leeanna (Thomas) Henke, and Renee (Timothy) Morrison - all of Kalkaska; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husbands, Paul Edmundson, Ben Hantak and John Meikrantz, preceded her in death as did two sisters and four brothers. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; Steve Brower will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz


Traverse City Record Eagle
December 21, 1999
Merriman, Mary Lee
Died December 3, 1999
MAPLE CITY - Mary Lee Merriman, long time resident of Lime Lake, Maple City, recently relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., died Dec. 3. The daughter of J.L. "Biffy" Lee and Elizabeth Lee, who homesteaded on Lime Lake in the 1920s, Mary Lee is survived by her husband David D.; daughter, Dian Lee Gruber; son, David D. III; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. During her full life of 81 years, she enjoyed many satisfying accomplishments, among them working with the Red Cross during World War II, performing in both the Ann Arbor Civic Theater and the Cherry County Playhouse, radio talk show host, yarn shop proprietor in Ann Arbor, organizer of a steel band in Grenada, West Indies, summers on Lime Lake and, in recent years, as owner of an antique shop in Scottsdale. Burial will take place in Cleveland Township Cemetery and a memorial service at Lime Lake is planned for this spring.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 21, 1999
Miller, Margaret O. 'Muncie', 85, of Bellaire, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Eastport Village Care Home. A retired party store owner, she was born in Detroit on Feb. 5, 1914. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at J.K. Solosy & Son Funeral Home in Detroit. Local arrangements were by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz

THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
4 APRIL 1901
Moore, James A.
FUNERAL OF JAMES A. MOORE
The funeral of James A. Moore ______ from the family residence this afternoon at 2:30 and was attended by the immediate relatives and friends of the family. Rev. D. Cochlin conducted a brief service, and spoke words of sympathy to the family. The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Roberts, Mrs. Bachaut, Mr. Hobbs and Mr. Hunter. The pall bearers were J. W. Milliken, Frank Hamilton, John T. Beadle, H. C. Davis, F. A. Earl and C. A. Hammond. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, fragrant tributes of sympathy having been sent in by many firends. Among them were a wreath of mixed flowers from the K.O.T.M., a handsome collection from the city council, a beautiful piece of yellow roses and white carnations from the Woman's Club and Ladies Aid Society of the Congregational church, red roses from Mrs. Moore's brothers and sisters, a piece from the members of Alfred Moore's Sunday school class, a beautiful piece from the family, and another fro the girl friends of the daughters, Helon and Kathryn, and numerous other offerings from various friends. The city officials, the board of public works and the members of the council attended the funeral in a body. The remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery. W. S. Anderson had charge of the funeral.


THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
1 APRIL 1901
BY PISTOL BULLET
James A. Moore Ended His Life Today
SUICIDE WAS PREMEDITATED
Well Known Alderman Shot Himself Through Heart
James A. Moore, alderman from the First ward, and extensive dealer in agricultural implements, put a bullet through his heart in a little room above his store on state street some time between 12 and 1 o'clock this afternoon. This was the most shocking tragedy which this city has ever witnessed and one which brings the most heartrending sorrow to a family which has long been highly esteemed. The self destruction was apparently deliberately planned, and constituted the reasons best known to Mr. Moore himself. He was found on a bed in the room, with a ragged wound over the heart and by his side a 32 calibre revolver with silver mounting and engraved metal work and a pearl handle. On some boexes by the side of the bed were several packages of private papers, contracts for the sale of machinery and other papers of value and relating to his business. They were in perfect order and indicated that he had planned to leave his affairs in a condition to avoid complications. Whatever the motive, it is apparent that personal trouble had so preyed upon his mind that he had not the courage to face it, and that he took his own life in a fit of temporary insanity. Mr. Moore went to his dinner at the usual time and nothing in his manner would indicate that he meditated the frightful crime which struck the community with such force. Just before dinner he had had a conference with E. S. Pratt in the office of the implement store and soon afterwards A. L. Rohrbacker, the man who has charge of the warerooms, stated to Mr. Moore that he was going to dinner and he might be a little late, as he expected to vote before returning. Mr. Moore told him not to hurry back, as there was no necessity for haste. That was the last seen of Mr. Moore in life. When Mr. Rohrbacker returned about 1 o'clock he found Mr. Moore's young son, Alfred in the office with Claud Pound, a companion. Alfred asked Mr. Rohrbacker where his father was and the latter suggested that he might be somewhere in the warehouse. He searched the room and found no trace of Mr. Moore, then the boy suggested that his father had complained of not feeling well and might have gone upstairs to the little room to lie down. After this observation Alfred ran up the stairs and opened the door to the room, and thence he saw the body of his father stretched motionless upon the bed. He glanced at it and became fightened thinking that his father had a strange appearance. He cried to Mr. Rohrbacker to some up stairs and when he arrived he told him that his father looked as though dead. Mr. Rohrbacker gave a glance at the body and knew that Mr. Moore was dead, though he had not thought at the time of the cause. He ran down stairs and gave the alarm to some men standing near the door and Dr. Kneelund was summoned. The doctor arrived a few minutes later and saw the situation at a glance, and knew that death was due to violence, presumably by Mr. Moore's own hand. Coroner Chase was summoned at once and when he arrived he was accompanied by Attorney W. H. Hoster and Dr. H. B. Anderson. The coroner examined the body and discovered a jagged wound in the left breast directly over the heart and at his right side as though the weapon had fallen from his hand, was the revolver described above. A closer examination indicated that the shot had been fired with the right hand while Mr. Moore was lying at full length on the bed. The white linedn shirt had been ripped from the shoulder and turned down and the undershirt had been unbuttoned at the neck and pulled down to the spot where the bullet entered. The body was still warm, which the physician's stated indicated that death had ensued less than an hour before and that it was instantaneous. The body lay completely recumbent and this bore out the conclusion arrived at. A crowd quietly gathered and Prosecuting Attorney Pratt and Sheriff Chandler were called to assist in empaneling a jury to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. The jury consisted of the following: Archie Oviatt, T. Roy, George Paine, Fred weigand, William Dewitt and Ed Lautner. The jury immediately viewed the remains and the jorors, together with Mr. Rohrbacker, Mr. Foster, Drs. Kneeland and Anderson. After the necessary deliberations the jury rendered the following verdict: "The said James A. Moore came to his death by a ball fired from a revolver held in his own hands." During the investigation it was found that the bullet has passed entirely through the body and through the mattress of the bed, and was found on the floor by Dr. Chase. Mr. Moore had comtemplated a change in his business affairs in a few days, and his brother-in-law, Edward McLumphrey of Plymouth, was expected here today to engage in business with him. It is believed that Mr. Moore's business affairs are in good condition. In any event he leaves life insurance to the amount of $10,000, so that there will be a good provision for his family. He was about 56 years of age and leaves a widow, two daughters, Helon and Katherine, and one son, Alfred.


Traverse City Record Eagle
December 26, 1999
Moore, Lillian A., 110, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Traverse City Record Eagle
December 23, 1999
Moore, Lillian Adelle
Died December 19, 1999

TRAVERSE CITY - Lillian Adelle Moore, 110, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1889, in Ovid Township of Branch County, the daughter of William and Ellen M. (Lyon) Kerns. On Aug. 20, 1908, she married Lewis C. Moore and together they worked the family farm in Quincy Township from 1913 until 1966. Lillian also worked in a flour mill and a bakery, was the assistant to the Branch County Agricultural agent for four years and was a receptionist and bookkeeper for a doctor in Coldwater. She also took classes at Ferris State Teachers College while her husband took classes to renew his teaching license. Lillian and her husband were active members of the Quincy Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent in the Primary Department and was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She served for a time as Quincy Township Treasurer, was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau and was a member of the County Extension. She enjoyed crafts, baking and sewing and playing the piano as well as giving piano lessons. While on the farm, Lillian always maintained a large garden with plenty of fresh produce to share with neighbors and others in need. Sunday dinner usually included one or more friends from the community that would otherwise have eaten alone. In 1966, Lillian moved to Traverse City, where she became a member of Central United Methodist Church and Central's Naomi Circle. In later years, she served ten years as a volunteer for the Service with Love program phoning shut-ins and developed a reputation among friends for her homemade cookies and rolls, as well as her superior Scrabble skills. She was always willing to do whatever she could to help whenever there was a need. To her family and close friends, Lillian was a constant source of quiet wit and practical wisdom, an example of unshakable spiritual faith and a loyal source of encouragement and love. She was most certainly welcomed joyously home to the Lord, and even though she will be greatly missed, her spirit and faith lives on here within everyone whose life she touched. Lillian is survived by her daughter, Mildred Goodman of Traverse City; a son, Dr. Carl H. (Sue) Moore of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Paul (Georgia) Goodman of Ann Arbor, Chuck (Bethany) Goodman of Midland, Henry (Billee) Moore of Austin, Texas and Susan (Tom) Sickman of San Antonio, Texas; 12 great-grandchildren, Tim (Alice) Goodman of Rivas, Switzerland, Lisa (Jon) Griffin of East Grand Rapids, Jane and Noel Goodman of Ann Arbor, Sonya and Nick Goodman of Midland, Shannon (Eddie) Martinez of Austin, Texas, Jayme, Lilly and Sarah Moore of Austin, Texas, Zachary and Matthew Sickman of San Antonio, Texas; and four great-great-grandchildren, Jeanne and Silas Goodman of Rivas, Switzerland and Andrew and Emma Griffin of East Grand Rapids. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis, in November 1965; a son, Lynn, who died at age 10; a grandchild, Cynthia Moore; and her sisters, Daisy Williams, Erma Knepp and Amy Cox. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City with The Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Visitation will take place at the church prior to the services, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In accordance to her wishes, Lillian's body has been donated to Michigan State University and later will be buried next to her husband in Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy, Mich. Memorial contributions may be directed to Central United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz

THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
27 MAR 1901
Funeral of Mrs. Moore
A brief service was held at the residence at Summit City this morning over the remains of Mrs. Fred J. Moore, and the body was taken to Bronson, Mich., for burial. Mrs. Moore, formerly Edna M. Buckley, would have been twenty years old today. She was married just two years ago today. She leaves an aged father, who is lying seriously ill at Summit, and a mother at Bronson. A brother at Summit and a sister, Mrs. Charles Moore of this city. The funeral will occur tomorrow at Bronson. Mrs. Moore had many friends in this city.

THE EVENING RECORD
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
28 MAR 1901
FUNERAL OF MRS. MOORE
The funeral of Mrs. Fred G. Moore of Summit City will be held today at Matteson, Mich., instead of Bronson, as erroneously stated. She will be buried by the side of her mother, who has been dead about ten years. Her sister Mrs. Chas. Moore of this city, has been very ill all winter and was not strong enough to accompany the funeral party.


Traverse City Record Eagle

December 2, 2012

Morrison, Marie Joy

TRAVERSE CITY Marie Joy Morrison, 75, a Traverse City native, died Thursday morning, Nov. 29, 2012, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Born Aug. 3, 1937, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Hazel (Lewis) Stricker. Marie was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Tom's Food Market - West Bay, where she thoroughly enjoyed providing great service and interacting with her customers. Marie's family meant the world to her, they were the central focus of her life. She will be truly missed. Marie is survived by her caring and supportive family; daughter, Joni Marie (Rodney) Moore, of Traverse City; son, Bill (Rhonda) Morrison, of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Robert (Karen) Phillips, of Newton, Texas, Christopher Phillips, of Traverse City, and Jason Morrison, of Elk Rapids; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Robby, Caleb and Keegan; brothers, Wayne (Myrna) Stricker, of Traverse City, Carl (Bev) Stricker, of Carrollton, Texas, and Jerry (Rickey) Stricker, of Traverse City; along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. Pastor Christopher Lane will officiate. Following cremation, her cremated remains will be buried at Yuba Cemetery next to her precious grandson, Michael. In remembrance of Marie, memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society. Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guest book at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


Traverse City Record Eagle

January 28, 2013

Morse, Erika

TRAVERSE CITY Erika Morse, 86, of Lake Ann passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. She was born Oct. 22, 1926, to Rudolph and Hildegard Salewski in East Prussia (Germany). On Oct. 10, 1964, she married her beloved, William "Bill" Morse Jr., in Lake Ann. Erika volunteered for over 40 years at local nursing homes, where she and Bill would bring their instruments to play and sing. She volunteered for hospice services for several years, was a member of the German Club and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Erika had a love for classical music, swimming, gardening, crafts, reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Bill, numerous relatives locally, in Wisconsin and Germany, as well as many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Werner. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff for their fine care at Bortz Health Care. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Please share thoughts with the family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.


Traverse City Record Eagle
December 19, 1999
Mosher, Flossie E., 87, of Rapid City, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. She was born April 7, 1912, in Rapid City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clearwater Township Cemetery in Rapid City.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz


Traverse City Record Eagle
December 10, 1999
Moyer, Marion E.
Died December 7, 1999
BEAR LAKE - Marion E. Moyer, 72, of Bear Lake and formerly of Branchville, N.J., died Tuesday in Arcadia. Born Sept. 8, 1927, in Branchville, N.J., she was the daughter of James and Sara (Crone) Hamm. Marion will be missed and long remembered by her friends at the Methodist Manor in Branchville, especially Ruth Trezona. She is survived by her sister, Jean Lewis of Branchville, N.J.; and her nieces and nephews, Lee Blahnik of Elberta, Wendy Bouwkamp of Traverse City, Denise Crellin of Greentown, Pa., Roger Hamm of Branchville, N.J., Carl Katzenstein of Baton Rouge, La., Jeff Lewis of Branchville, N.J., Amy Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Toni Moran of Onekama, Tim Moyer of Union, N.J., Lydia Orr of Branchville, N.J., Carla Jean Sievert of Arcadia and Michelle Stahovec of Sharon, Conn. Marion is also survived by her special grandniece, Sara Smith of Hawley, Pa.; and numerous other grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Moyer, in 1997; and her nephew, Jerry Katzenstein, earlier this year. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Wood Funeral Home in Branchville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Branchville Cemetery. Anyone preferring to make a donation in the memory of Marion Moyer in lieu of flowers is asked to consider Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Local arrangements were handled by the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz
Traverse City Record Eagle
December 24, 1999
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Muller, Fredrick M.
Died December 21, 1999
TRAVERSE CITY - Fredrick M. Muller, 62, Rural Fire Chief of Grand Traverse Fire Department died Tuesday at his home in Traverse City. Born Aug. 7, 1937, in Brighton, he was the son of Oscar and Margaret (Graham) Muller. On Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brighton, he married the former Belva Furister, who survives. Fred began his fire career when he implemented the junior volunteer fire department in the City of Brighton at the age of 13. He has over 40 years experience in the fire service and currently served as an adjunct lead instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. He served as chief fire investigator from 1969 to 1982 at Livingston County Sheriff Department and in 1985 became Rural Fire Chief of Grand Traverse Fire Department. Fred has investigated fires in eight states, Puerto Rico and St. Croix Islands. He investigated over 4,000 fires in 53 Michigan counties and presented over 200 educational seminars to more than six thousand participants in topic areas of fire fighting, fire safety arson, fire investigation and fire prevention. Fred's education includes a degree in Fire Science, attending over 400 hours of classes on fire investigation subjects, certified Fire Investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. and National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualification Certified Fire Investigator. He was also employed for 24 years with General Motors in plant security and served eight years as a Brighton City councilman, two of which he served as Mayor Pro-Tem. Among his other accomplishments, he was also the owner and operator of Muller Investigations. Professional associations include International Association of Arson Investigators, Adjunct Lead Instructor at National Fire Academy, past president of Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs, trustee, first vice president and president of Michigan Fire Chiefs and International Association of Fire Chiefs. He was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton and attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. He enjoyed his family, golf, teaching and traveling. He leaves behind many who admired him, many whom he lead, many who emulated him, but most of all his family who all lost their best friend. Besides his wife, survivors include three children, Kyle (Randall) Wilson of Brighton, Lisa (Michael) Smith of Ann Arbor and Michael (Janice) Muller of Grand Rapids; two brothers, James (Elizabeth) Muller of Farmington Hills and Robert (Joan) Muller of Toledo, Ohio; a sister, Victoria (David) Sobieski of Brighton; and four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme; Rev. Edwin Thome will serve as celebrant. Friends may call at the church at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Fireman's Memorial, P.O. Box 672, Roscommon, MI 48653. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Traverse City Record Eagle
December 23, 1999
FREDRICK M. MULLER, 62, of Traverse City, Chief of Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at his home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Contributed by Sharon Compton Baatz


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