Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

January 12, 2014

Deaths in the Region: 01/12/2014

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

• Arlene H. Cerny, 77, of Bellaire, died Jan. 3; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• Darlene L. Brady, 56, of Central Lake, died Jan. 4; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

• Lena L. Churchill, 94, of Mancelona, died Jan. 6; Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

• Shelly A. Gibbons, 40, of Mancelona, died Jan. 7; Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

BENZIE

• David M. Reitan, of Frankfort, died Dec. 31; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• James Michael Rucki, 69, of Beulah, died Jan. 6; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Alice Nancy Welch, of Traverse City, died Dec. 19.

• James Frederick Wendell Jr., 72, of Traverse City, died Dec. 27; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service.

• Nellie M. Groesser Beal, 90, of Traverse City, died Dec. 31; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• John Joseph St. Germain, of Grand Ledge, Traverse City summer resident, died Dec. 31.

• Joanne Richards Baur, 96, formerly of Traverse City, died Jan. 2.

• Arlene Louella Belanger, 84, of Williamsburg, died Jan. 3; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Betty Christian Bell, 82, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Traverse City, died Jan. 6; Bueler Chandler Mortuary, Chandler, Ariz.

• Betty Jean Roosevelt, 87, of Traverse City, died Jan. 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Sheryl Slaven, 51, of Traverse City, died Jan. 6; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Shirley Symmonds Okerstrom, 87, of Traverse City, died Jan. 8; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Dorothy S. Sterling, 88, of Traverse City, died Jan. 9; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Melvin Sutfin, 75, of Traverse City, died Jan. 10; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Marguerite C. Wagner, 82, of Grawn, died Jan. 10; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

KALKASKA

• Anna Abram, 70, of Kalkaska, died; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Christine Catherine Godin, 86, of Roscommon, formerly of Kalkaska, died Jan. 2; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

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