Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

November 20, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 11/20/2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a list of deaths reported during the past week by funeral directors in the 13-county northwest Michigan region.


"¢ Glen Simmons, 85, of Kewadin, died Nov. 13; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Sherry Allen, 73, of Mancelona, died Nov. 15; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

"¢ Edythe Mae (Thomas) Brechtelsbauer, 84, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Eastport, died Nov. 15; Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Case Funeral Home, Saginaw.

"¢ Charles E. Irish, 53, of Mancelona, died Nov. 16; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.


"¢ Al Kassab, 63, of lLake Ann, died Nov. 12' Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ George Russell Wilkie, 88, of Lake Ann, died Nov. 15; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Christopher Edward Franklin Luedtke, 17, of Frankfort, died Nov. 16; Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia.

"¢ Chris Elroy Luedtke, 52, of Frankfort, died Nov. 16; Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia.

"¢ Linda Jo Luedtke, 45, of Frankfort, died Nov. 16; Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia.


"¢ Steven J. Russell, 49, of Charlevoix, died Nov. 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Raymond J. Wallis, 78, of Grayling, died Nov. 11; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

"¢ James J. Hilligan, 68, died Nov. 12; Winchester Funeral Home Charlevoix.

"¢ Frank E. Kline, 84, of East Jordan, died Nov. 12; Green Funeral Home, Atlanta.

"¢ Evelyn Marie Kyser Hutchings Schweer, 87, of Charlevoix, died Nov. 13.


"¢ Elaine Carver, 79, of Indian River, died Nov. 12; Lintz Funeral Home, Indian River.

"¢ Sarah "Ann" Neumann, 84, of Cheboygan, died Nov. 13; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.


"¢ Joseph Zacek, 82, of Beaver Creek Twp., died Nov. 11; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Julia Mertes, 66, of Frederic, died Nov. 16; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Vernon B. Blaha, 93, of Grayling and Port Charlotte, Fla., died Nov. 17; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.


"¢ Jean (Cook) Donner, 64, of Castle Rock, Colo., formerly of Harbor Springs, died Nov. 7; Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, Aurora, Colo.

"¢ , Pat Huber, of Alanson, died Nov. 12; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Mary Lou Bacon, 88, of Petoskey, died Nov. 16; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Myrtle "Marie" Burkle, 88, of Petoskey, died Nov. 16; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

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