Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 30, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 06/30/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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.

ANTRIM

• Mervin Sherman Koch, 71, formerly of Mancelona, died June 21; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• Pauline Vianna (Stein) Lee, of Schoolcraft, formerly of Buckley and Mancelona, died June 27; Avink Funeral Home, Schoolcraft.

BENZIE

• Doris Mae Erickson, 90, of Benzie County and Florida, died Oct. 26, 2012; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Leonard P. Long, of Frankfort, died Dec. 25, 2012; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• James G. Searls, of Benzie County, died May 4; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

CHARLEVOIX

• Dane E. Bandy, 68, of Norwood Township; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• William “Muckwa” Erickson, 68, formerly of Boyne Falls, died June 18; Messier-Broullire Funeral Home, Manistique.

• Virginia Jarvis, 97, of Charlevoix, died June 19.

• Gailon “Gail” LaVerne Tinsley, 68, of East Jordan, died June 19; Niblack Funeral Home.

• Russell B. Gee, 87, of East Jordan, died June 24; Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.

CRAWFORD

•Denise Ann McEvers, 76, of Grayling, died June 24; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

EMMET

• Dawne E. DeMastes, 66, of Alanson, died June 16; Charles G. Parks Funeral Home, Petoskey.

• Dolores (Frye) Martin, formerly of Petoskey, died June 20; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

• Lewis M. Wrenn Jr., of Petoskey, died June 20; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

• Norma May Wolf Grusczynski, 86, of Petoskey, died June 23; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Nancy Janet DuBois, 83, of Traverse City, died Dec. 23, 2013; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Clarence T. Fistler, of Traverse City, died June 20; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Brad Eric Graczyk, 40, of Traverse City, died June 22; Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City.

• Robert MacKinnon, 85, of Williamsburg, died June 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Walter Turke, of Haslett, formerly of Traverse City, died June 22.

• Michael Anthony Michalski, 53, of Fife Lake, died June 23; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Theodore Weber, 76, of Kingsley, died June 23; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

• Janice Ruth Fellows, 66, of Traverse City, died June 24; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Theetta Lillian Judd, 89, of Traverse City, died June 25; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Frederick Alexander Topous Sr., 75, of Kingsley, died June 25; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Ronnie L. Briggs, 62, of Fife Lake, died June 26; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Robert Bernard Fryover, 83, of Williamsburg, died June 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Alec July, of Traverse City, died June 26; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• James V. Lovergine, 69, of Kingsley, died June 26; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

• Courtney Anne Scafe, 45, of Traverse City, died June 26; Rossell Funeral Home, Flushing.

• Paula (Guston) Korson, of Williamsburg, died June 28; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• John B. McGuffin, 74, of Traverse City, died June 28; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Kenneth George Morse, 90, of Traverse City and Ellicott City, Md., died June 28.

• Jack Edward Solomonson, of Traverse City, died June 29; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

• Milton Finley Brooks, of Kalkaska, died June 23; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

LEELANAU

• Robert L. Crane, 76, of Northport, died April 14; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

• Richard D. Harter, 54, of Northport, died June 23; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

• Leona Johnson, 86, of Glen Arbor, died June 25; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

• Marthabel Stewart Nelson, of Lake Leelanau, died June 25; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

• Luella J. Moyers, 89, of Empire, died June 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Richard R. Hatt, 82, of Leland, died June 27; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

MANISTEE

• Grace E. Kerry, 92, of Manistee, died June 24; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.

• Mildred Beatrice Bahr, 92, of Kaleva, died June 27; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

MISSAUKEE

• Richard Stanley Dragan, 72, of Pioneer Township, died May 29; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

• Joseph Robert Rayburn, 57, of Lake City, died June 8; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

• Casper “Cappy” M. Bierens, 94, of McBain, died June 19.

OTSEGO

• Eleanor Esther Barker, 85, of Gaylord, died June 17; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Jane C. Brooks, 82, of Johannesburg, died June 17; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

• Doris Esther Prendergast, 90, of Gaylord, died June 22; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Karen S. Colden, 60, of Gaylord, died June 24; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• James Kozlowski, 54, of Johannesburg, died June 25; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Patricia Herman, 74, of Gaylord, died June 26; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Michael Haley, 78, of Gaylord, died June 27; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Jackson Riling, 86, of Gaylord, died June 27; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

WEXFORD

• Alfred J. Adams, 87, of Manton, died June 12.

• Amber Jean Fitzgerald, 17, of Cadillac, died June 15.

• Sharon Marie Kotlark, 72, of Cadillac, died June 15.

• Betty Marie Mitchell, 79, of Cadillac, died June 15.

• Gregg William Nordman, 65, of Cadillac, died June 16.

• Arlene Viola Griffith, 73, of Manton, died June 18.

• David J. Richey, of Buckley, died June 20; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Kathleen (Stewart) Pullen, 91, of Manton, died June 21.

• Nancy Louise Tomlinson, 60, of Cadillac, died June 21.

• Brian John Miller, 53, of Cadillac, died June 22.

• Patricia A. O’Meara, 84, of Cadillac, died June 23.

• Richard Runstrom, 89, of Cadillac, died June 24; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.