Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 27, 2013

Death Notices: 07/27/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — A memorial service will be held for DONNA MARIE “SAM” BALLARD, who passed away July 1, 2013. There will be a brief interment ceremony Saturday Aug. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Benzonia Township Cemetery, followed by a party to celebrate her life at 397 Maple St., Beulah.

ALBERT FRANKLIN CLARK, 92, of Traverse City, passed away at Munson Medical Center on July 26, 2013. Visitation will be held on 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 29, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, July 30, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

ELLEN L. DUNLAP, age 97, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Chelsea Retirement Community Main Chapel, 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea, Mich. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea. A full obituary is available at

WILLARD “BUD” FENSCH, 95, of Pigeon, Mich. and formerly of Elk Rapids, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. Memorial Services are planned for 2 p.m., Monday, Aug.5 at Caseville United Methodist Church.

The family is being served by Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home.

ROBERT E. FRENCH, 87, of Traverse City and Dade City, Fla., passed away July 25, 2013. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Record-Eagle.

LAWRENCE “LARRY” OTTO GARBER, 80, of Beulah, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Beulah. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 2, at the church.

The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, in Beulah, is in charge of arrangements.

KATHRYN A. SOWERS, 78, of Ellsworth died at home Thursday, July 25, 2013. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 28 at Hastings Funeral Home in Ellsworth. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Monday, July 29, at Belltower Reformed Church with the Rev. Jared Van Noord officiating. Burial will be in Ellsworth Cemetery. The family is being served by Hastings Funeral Home.