Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 11, 2013

Death Notices: 05/11/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Memorial services for DONALD (PETE) CHILSON, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City.

ROSE M. CIESLA, 98, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully May 10, 2013, at Munson Hospice House.

A complete obituary will follow in a later edition of the Record-Eagle.

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

A memorial service for JOHN HAGSTROM DOPKE will be held at the First Congregational Church of Traverse City on Saturday, May 18, 2013, beginning at noon.

John’s smile, hearty laugh and great hugs are missed by all.

Surviving John are his wife, Tammy; stepson, Nicholas Simone; parents, Robert and Karen Dopke; sister, Lisa (Pete) LaCourse; brother-in-law, Steve (Nina) Merten; in-laws, Terry and Mary Gore; sister-in-law, Ramona (Greg) Hobert; and nieces and nephews, Christopher and Cassidy Merten, Soren, Logan and Landon LaCourse.

MARY ANN GANSS, 91, of Manistee, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Manistee, with Fr. John McCracken serving as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The family of DORIS RICHARDSON would like to invite you to a birthday luncheon celebration in her honor on Monday, May 13, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Traverse City Elks Club.

JAMES GIFFORD SEARLS, 83, of Beulah, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his home.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Beulah, with Fr. Harold “Skip” Comer officiating. A complete obituary will be in an upcoming edition of the Record-Eagle.

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