Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

December 25, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 12/25/2011

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.


"¢ Muriel Jean McClelland, 78, of Bellaire, died Dec. 17; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ C. Douglas Sudman, 79, of Echo Township, died Dec. 18.

"¢ Darline Youmans, 82, of Central Lake, died Dec. 20; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.


"¢ Ruth L. Roach, 84, of Benzie County, died Dec. 16.

"¢ Laurene Trappen Rising, of Beulah, died Dec. 17; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

"¢ LaVerna P. Mills, 86, of Frankfort, died Dec. 20; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort.

"¢ Robert "Butch" McPherson, 71, of Elberta, died Dec. 21; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.


"¢ Claudia Lorenger, 73, of Horton Bay, died Dec. 13; Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall.

"¢ Kathryn B. "Kay" Smith, 87, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 15; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Mildred Eleanor Burns, 97, of Melrose Twp., died Dec. 16; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

"¢ Alvin A. Merrill II, 41, of Norton Shores, formerly of Charlevoix, died Dec. 17; Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., Norton Shores.

"¢ Daniel Leo Kujat, 79, of East Jordan, died Dec. 18; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Arthur Bruno Saworski, 83, of Boyne Falls, died Dec. 18; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

"¢ Barbara J. Adams, 81 of East Jordan, died Dec. 19; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

"¢ Joseph Etienne Sr., 96, of Charlevoix, died Dec. 19; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Dorothy E. Ward, 91, of Boyne City, died Dec. 20; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.


"¢ David E. Hoglund, 81 of Cheboygan, died Dec. 20; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.


"¢ Emma Dasho, 82, of Maple Forest Twp., died Dec. 17; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ John Stampfly, 72, of Grayling, died Dec. 21; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.


"¢ Leo Frank Batog Jr., 69, of Petoskey, died Dec. 18; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Naomi Eby, 91, of Brutus, died Dec. 18; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Ralph W. Purdy, 87, of Petoskey, died Dec. 18; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Ann H. Batchellor, 97, of Petoskey, Dec. 19; Charles G. Parks Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Violet K. Conway, 93, of Harbor Springs, died Dec. 21; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

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