Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 23, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 06/23/2013


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

• 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.

• Clarence Theodore Fistler, 80, of Traverse City, died June 20; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Francis Steinebach, 86, of Hannah, died June 21; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

• Pastor Jon DeBruyn, 64, of Traverse City, died June 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Lorretta A. Farris, 76, of Traverse City, died June 22; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

• Leo Lynn Birgy, 67, of South Boardman, died June 17; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Margaret “Peggy” Duran, 49, of Kalkaska, died June 17; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

LEELANAU

• Emma J. Horn, 83, of Northport, died June 18; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

MANISTEE

• Debra L. Osborne, 61, of Copemish, died June 15; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

• Bruce Wayne Eberhard, 66, of Copemish, died June 20; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

OTSEGO

• Arlene M. Eilts, 52, of Gaylord, died June 14; Gaylord Funeral & Cremation Service.

WEXFORD

• Alfred J. Adams, 87, of Manton, died June 12; Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton.

• Betty M. Mitchell, 79, of Cadillac, died June 15; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

• David John Richey Sr., 73, of Buckley, died June 20; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.