Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 15, 2012

Deaths in the Region: 04/15/2012


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---- — 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

"¢ Sophia M. Steiner, 95, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Bellaire, died March 29; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ Almeda Bennetts, 83, of Bellaire, died April 9; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ Millicent Lewellen, 81, of Bellaire, died April 9; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ Wayne D. Woodruff, 88, of Antrim County, died April 9; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.



BENZIE

"¢ Gerald Martin Gardner, 72, of Traverse City, died March 19; Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

"¢ Daniel C. Davidson, 62, of Frankfort, died April 11; Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

"¢ Ralph Frederick Williams, 89, of Frankfort, died April 12; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Julie Ann Witkop, 42, of Thompsonville, died April 12; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.



CHARLEVOIX

"¢ Patricia Ann Dillon, 67, of Charlevoix, died April 1; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

"¢ Hylon John Heaton Jr., 98, of Boyne City, died April 5; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

"¢ Hugh "Brad" Sweeney, 57, of East Jordan, died April 5; Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.

"¢ Charles Edwin "Shod" Bergmann, 86, of Charlevoix, died April 6; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.



CHEBOYGAN

"¢ Virginia M. Abrahamson, 84, of Cheboygan, died April 5; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Janet A. Brown, 67, of Afton, died April 5; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Eugene J. Falor, 87, formerly of Cheboygan, died April 6; Lintz Funeral Home, Indian River.

"¢ Elmer Goodwin, of Wolverine, died April 12; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.



EMMET

"¢ Edward Paul Kelbel Jr., 52, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Harbor Springs, died March 28.

"¢ Ida Marie Welch, 79, of Petoskey, died April 4; Charles G. Parks Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Martha Blumke, of Alanson, died April 5; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Ethel Rose Zerkle, 91, of Harbor Springs, formerly of Lansing, died April 5; Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing.

"¢ Mary E. Thirlby, 66, of Traverse City, died April 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Andrew Edward Major, 74, of Emmet County, died April 9; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

"¢ Thomas Bradley, 90, of Harbor Springs, died April 10; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Michael K. Heinz, 67, of Harbor Springs, died April 10; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

"¢ Robert Nolan, of Harbor Springs, died April 10; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Tom Wardlow, 57, of Petoskey, died April 10; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Patricia Bates-Baier, of Petoskey, died April 11; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.



GRAND TRAVERSE

"¢ Thomas Christopher Fitzgibbons, 62, of Traverse City, died March 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Melissa J. Loss, 40, of Traverse City, died April 4; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Monica (Coupal) King Govatos, 95, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died April 7.

"¢ Lois P. Verstraete, 81, of Traverse City, died April 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Robert J. Zaebst, 90, of Traverse City, died April 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Barbara Roop, 72, of Traverse City, died April 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Arthur W. Secor, 85, of Traverse City, died April 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Ronald E. Stepka, 74, of Traverse City, died April 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Mary E. Thirlby, 66, of Traverse City, died April 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Edward W. Weber, 65, of Grawn, died April 8; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Ronald E. Egeler, 71, of Traverse City, died April 9; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Frank Hugh Janiga, 82, of Traverse City, died April 9; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Sherman J. Merriner II, 73, of Sparta, Wis., formerly of Traverse City, died April 9; Lanham-Miller Funeral Home, Sparta, Wis.

"¢ Jerry D. Johnson, 70, of Fife Lake, died April 11; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Rudolph "Rudy" Wiltjer, 79, of Glenview, Ill., and Williamsburg, died April 11; N.H. Scott and Hanekamp Funeral Home, Glenview, Ill.

"¢ Carol Evelyn Stanley, 89, of Traverse City, died April 12; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Alex "Gary" Badrak, 61, of Fife Lake, died April 13; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Viva Garrett, 77, of Traverse City, died April 13; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Gertrude May Swanson, 94, of Traverse City, died April 13; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Robert Dale Cook, 74, of Kewadin, died April 14; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Dorothy A. Fifarek, 91, of Traverse City, died April 14; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

"¢ Doris Jeanne Smith, 67, of Woodville, Texas, formerly of Kalkaska, died April 8; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.



LEELANAU

"¢ Billie Jean Burdock, 78, of Cedar, died March 27; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Edna E. Foran, 79, of Northport, died March 28; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Carolyn Lee (McPhall) Peplinski, 70, of maple City, died April 7; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Dale R. Sisson, 89, of Northport Point, died April 7; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Louise L. Welch, 87, of Empire, died April 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Robert A. Wainwright, 82, of Northport, died April 9; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Aurel I. Farrell, 92, of Northport, died April 11; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.



MANISTEE

"¢ Mark Vincent Mullet, 43, of Bear Lake, died April 7; Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake.

"¢ Jerry Lee Sutton, 57, of Manistee, died April 8; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Mildred Louise Miller, 91, of Arcadia, died April 9; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Bear Lake.

"¢ Philip John Raskey, 76, of Ludington, formerly of Manistee, died April 9; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ludington.

"¢ Marjorie Amelia (Hill) Miller, 85, of Onekama, died April 11; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Bear Lake.



MISSAUKEE

"¢ Vernon Clayton Taylor, 75, of McBain, died April 8; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

"¢ Clarice E. Tabbert, 86, of Lake City, died April 9; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

"¢ Frank Smith, 91, of Lake City, died April 10; Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton.



OTSEGO

"¢ Roger Brown, 76, of Gaylord, died April 9; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Carol Miles, 63, of Gaylord, died April 11; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Lyric Janes Porter, 3, of Gaylord, died April 11; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.



WEXFORD

"¢ Edward Arthur Siedow, 92, of Cadillac, died March 19; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Judy Kathleen (Isanhart) Spjut, 64, of Manton, died April 2; Life story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Cheryl Lynne Werden, 49, of Manton, died April 2; Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton.

"¢ Lena Julia Benson (Willis), 96, of Cadillac, died April 7; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Isaiah C. "Ike" Walters, 97, of Cadillac, died April 7; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Vernon Clayton Taylor, 75, of McBain, died April 8; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

"¢ Jean Moore, 89, of Cadillac, died April 9; Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan.

"¢ Velma Mae Smith, 83, of Boon, died April 10; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ E. Arlene Worden, 93, of Lillian, Ala., formerly of Cadillac, died April 10; Ben F. Brown Funeral Home, Irving, Texas.

"¢ Donald Clark, 91, of Mesick, died April 11; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.