Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 12, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 05/12/2013


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

• Marlyn S. Hart, 76, of Mancelona, died May 5; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• Billy E. Hanel, 91, formerly of Kewadin, died May 7; Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing.

• Robert Francis Koontz, 80, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Elk Rapids, died May 7; Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

• Beverly M. Willson, 64, of Central Lake, died May 7; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

BENZIE

• James Gifford Searls, 83, of Beulah, died May 4; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• George Earl Felt, 85, of Frankfort, died May 6; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Arthur William Gorden, 65, of Beulah, died May 6; Sharp Funeral Home, Linden.

• Celia Doris Rust, 104, of Frankfort, died May 8; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Wilfred H. Frixen, 86, of Beulah, died May 9; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• Oretha Valena (Harper-Ciliax) Ham, 87, of Grand Blanc, formerly of Honor, died May 9; Swartz Funeral Home, Flint.

• William Earl Beechraft, 77, of Honor, died May 10; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

CHARLEVOIX

• Norman E. Probert, 75, of Charlevoix, died March 1.

• Brian F. Slattery, 43, of Maple Lake, Minn., formerly of Charlevoix, died April 18; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Marie N. Leaman, 91, of Charlevoix, died May 3; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• Hartwell “Joe” Austin Olmstead, 78, of Charlevoix, died May 4; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Richard Brown, 95, of Boyne City, died May 5; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

• Helen (Friend) McGeorge, 87, of Boyne City, died May 5; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

• Mary C. Finkbeiner, age 81, of Boyne City, died Thursday, May 9; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

CHEBOYGAN

• William Thomas James, 76, of Wolverine, died April 28; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• William E. Good, 60, of Cheboygan, died May 6; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

CRAWFORD

• Lloyd Bigford, 88, of Lovells, died May 5; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

• Charles W. “Skinny” Gabriel, 77, of Frederick, died May 6; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

EMMET

• Silas Raymond Pratt, infant son of Cody D. and Amberose L. (Radle) Pratt, of Petoskey, died April 2; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• John A. Richie, 71, of Petoskey, died April 30.

• L. Thomas Soblesky, 79, of Petoskey, died May 7; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

• Homer E. Kuebler, 83, of Alanson, died May 7; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Bernard J. Socha, of Traverse City, died Dec. 31, 2012.

• Alvina Clare Ellis, 93, of Interlochen, died Feb. 4; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Bonnie Marie Lyon, 62, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Buckley and Traverse City, died April 27; McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C.

• Beverly S. LaBonte, 64, of Traverse City, died May 5; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Justine Leis-Carver, of Traverse City, died May 5; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Anna E. Norris, 89, of Traverse City, died May 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Marjorie B. (Backus) Randazzo, of Traverse City, died May 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Dolly Lou (Adkins) Sabourin, 66, of Fife Lake, died May 6; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Arthur John Clark, 89, of Traverse City, died May 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Cynthia Annette (Ashmore) Eagle, 56, of Mulliken, formerly of Traverse City, died May 7; Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken.

• Richard Joseph Eyman, 58, of Traverse City, died May 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Sharon Ann Kendall, 68, of Traverse City, died May 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Joseph H. Chance III, 66, of Traverse City, died May 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Eleanor Mae Niergarth, 96, of Traverse City, died May 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• William Russell, 77, of Traverse City, died May 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Rose M. Ciesla, 98, of Traverse City, died May 10; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

LEELANAU

• Dan “Can Do” Giroux, 63, of Northport, died Jan. 25; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

MANISTEE

• Ford Edwards Wagar III, 64, of Manistee, died May 5; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

• James O. Parsons, 78, of Wellston, died May 7; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

• Alice Elaine Scarbrough, 85, of Copemish, died May 8; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

• Mary Ann Ganss, 91, of Manistee, died May 9; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

MISSAUKEE

• Clara Belle Bruno, 74, of McBain, died April 25; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

• Peter Ernest Vandenboss, 88, of McBain, died May 5; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

• Ida Mae DeRuiter, 88, of Falmouth, died May 7.

OTSEGO

• Phyllis Laurita Gray, 82, of Gaylord, died April 23; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Clifford James Peebles, 78, of Gaylord, died April 28; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Cindy Lou Graham, 39, of Gaylord, died May 2.

• Flora E. Crater, 74, of Gaylord, died May 3; Gaylord Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

• Thomas James Ouellette, 72, of Gaylord and Topeka, Kan., died May 3.

WEXFORD

• Betty Lou Baldwin, 82, of Manton, died Jan. 11.

• Merle R. Fenton, 86, of Manton, died March 16.

• Jerome “Jerry” Blazejak, 72, of Manton, died April 27.

• Harold L. DeFreese, 79, of Cadillac, died April 28; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

• Jack Ray Jewett, 83, of Mesick, died May 1.

• Luther Judd Parker, 87, of Cadillac, died May 1.

• Louie Feister, 79, of Cadillac, died May 5.

• Lorraine Cecil (Morris) Platz, 76, of Cadillac, died May 7; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

• Helen Lucy Putnam, 100, of Cadillac, died May 7.

• Debra R. (Klein) Stroud, 59, of Cadillac, died May 7.