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Deaths in the Region

June 23, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 06/23/2013

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

• John O. Thomas, of Elk Rapids, died March 17.

• Maureen Ann Casey, 81, of Elk Rapids, died June 18; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

• Billie Rae Rauschenberg, 29, of Oklahoma, formerly of Mancelona, died June 19; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

BENZIE

• Ward Eugene DeLong, 86, of Frankfort, died Jan. 23; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• Dennis Arthur Norlin, 71, of Beulah, died June 7.

• Marie S. Smith, 91, of Frankfort, died June 16; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Janet Lee Smeltzer, 84, of Frankfort, died June 17; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Benzonia.

• Mary I. Meszaros, 84, of Benzonia Township, died June 18; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Joanne “Joni” Marilyn Kobernik, 76, of Grand Haven and Honor, died June 21; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Julius W. “Peter” Schroeder, 76, of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Traverse City, died Jan. 17.

• Donald L. Berg, of Traverse City and Key Biscayne, Fla., died Feb. 25.

• John J. “Jack” Keane, 85, of Bayonet Point, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died May 24.

• Mary Katherine Cook, 84, of Traverse City, died June 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• John R. Barton, 85, of Old Mission, died June 10; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Esther Larson Willman, 100, of Traverse City, died June 14; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Bryan J. Crough, of Traverse City, died June 16; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Marcia Louise Ake, 80, of Dowagiac, formerly of Grand Traverse County, died June 17; Yazel-Clark Funeral Home, Dowagiac.

• Donald G. Swaney, 83, of Traverse City, died June 17; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Edna E. Eveleigh, 87, of Traverse City, died June 18; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Charles “Nick” Harry Nicholson, 79, of Traverse City, died June 18; Green Funeral Home, Atlanta.

• Helyne Louise Pennell, 83, of Traverse City, died June 18; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

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