Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 8, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 05/08/2011


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---- — 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

"¢ Shirley Smith, 90, of Elk Rapids, died Dec. 22, 2010; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ The Rev. Robert E. Tewes, 74, of Mancelona, died April 30; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

"¢ Charlotte "Char" Young, 77, of Elk Rapids, died April 30; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Verna Boyer Hart Spires, 79, of Mancelona, died May 1; Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.

"¢ Raymond "RJ" Stinson, 95, of Elk Rapids, died May 1; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Ruth Coats, of Bellaire, died May 2; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ Donald J. Weeks, 51, of Elk Rapids, died May 2; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Scott Tracey, 30, of Alden, died May 3; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

"¢ Randall Ray Sarten Jr., 24, of Elk Rapids, died May 5; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Christian L. Zbikowski, 4, of Mancelona, died May 6; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.



BENZIE

"¢ Elizabeth "Betty" Chase, 86, of Frankfort, died Feb. 2; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Hazel P. Coats, 98, of Marion, formerly of Honor, died March 21; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Keith E. Roper, 82, of Frankfort, died April 25; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Janice M. Hauser, 72, of Thompsonville, died May 2; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Leslie H. Klauer, 91, of Beulah, died May 2; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Olive J. Bacon, 94, of Frankfort, died May 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.



GRAND TRAVERSE

"¢ Gertrude M. Anderson, 93, of Traverse City, died Feb. 19; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Eleanor Rose Rodge, 95, of Charlottesville, Va., summer resident of Traverse City, died April 19.

"¢ Keith Escobar Saum, 33, of Traverse City, died April 27; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Esther May Kapp, 90, of Traverse City, died April 28; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Jeffrey Steven Deike, 54, of Traverse City, died April 30; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

"¢ Patricia F. Henry, 63, of Traverse City, died April 30; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Georgiana Jane "Sue" Pantazopoulos, 95, of Traverse City, died May 1; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Mary Lynn Anderson, 42, of Traverse City, died May 2; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

"¢ George (Hlinovsky) Clayton, 85, of Traverse City, died May 2; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Andrew B. Waclawski, 83, of Traverse City, died May 2; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Linda A. Wilson, 61, of Traverse City, died May 2; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Ardith Marie Eisele, 74, of Traverse City, died May 4; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ John "Jack" Robert Sika, 68, of Traverse city, died May 4; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Gary J. Breece, 75, of Williamsburg, died May 5; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ Gerald Cooper, of Traverse City, died May 5.

"¢ May E. McAllister, 94, of Traverse City, died May 6; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Fay Louise Smith, 73, of Traverse City, died May 6; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

"¢ Robert K. Witkop, 68, of Holland, formerly of Suttons Bay, died April 2.

"¢ James Edwin Sanderson Jr., 74, of Kalkaska, died April 29; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Matthew N. Marker, 31, of Rapid City, died April 30; Stoller's Mortuary, Raymond, Wash.

"¢ Esther R. Merlo Carpenter, 82, of Comstock Park, formerly of South Boardman, died May 3; Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

"¢ Millard Eugene Hartman, 80, of Empire, died May 3; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Linda Schumacher, 62, of Kalkaska, died May 3; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.



LEELANAU

"¢ Zona G. Mebert, 80, of Bingham Township, died Dec. 25, 2010; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Andy Oscar, 82, of Suttons Bay, died March 16; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Wayne Hunter Mervau Sr., 86, of Northport, died April 1; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ A.B. "Curt" Richter Jr., 69, of Northport, died April 3; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Henrietta Ann (Popa) Gorski, 86, of Covina, Calif., formerly of Cedar, died April 20; Queen Heaven Mortuary, Rowland Heights, Calif.

"¢ Marilyn K. (Hill) Specker, 72, formerly of Cedar, died April 27.

"¢ Robert Raymond "Butch" Wonegeshik Sr., 63, of Northport, died April 29; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Richard K. Smith Jr., 66, of Empire, died May 4; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.



MANISTEE

"¢ Clifford "Jack" Kiessel, 89, of Suttons Bay, died Feb. 23; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Devonna Jean Wolfe, 52, of Arcadia, died April 22; Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Doris Marie Schmidt, 81, of Kaleva, died April 29; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

"¢ Olga Solis, 75, of Manistee, died May 2; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Neal "Red" S. Tosi, died May 5; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Marlene J. Watson, 79, of Manistee, died May 5; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Walter Henry Rates, 89, of Bear Lake, died May 6; Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake.



MISSAUKEE

"¢ Gale H. Damhof, 71, of McBain, died May 2; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

"¢ Bernard R. Doerr, 86, of Lake City, died May 3; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

"¢ Edna Jean Mead, of McBain, died May 4; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

"¢ Randall Kenton Hendrickson, 44, of McBain, died May 5; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.



OTSEGO

"¢ Gerald McKee, 63, of Gaylord, died April 29; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Harry Don Baker, 93, of Gaylord, died May 2; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Erin Kettlewell, 29, of Gaylord, died May 4; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.



WEXFORD

"¢ Ethel P. Fox, 93, of Mesick, died Dec. 21, 2010; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Dorthy "Lucille" Lemon Ide Willis, 94, formerly of Cadillac, died April 20.

"¢ Gola May Mahan, of Cadillac, died April 28; Buresh Funeral Home, Tawas City.

"¢ Alice Gray Geyer, 76, of Cadillac, died April 29; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

"¢ Edward R Burgan, 69, of Midland, formerly of Harrietta, died April 30; Hitesman Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Lee Copenhaver, 84, of Manton, died April 30; Hall Funeral Chapel, Manton.

"¢ Bert B. Brinks, 91, of Cadillac, died May 2; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Bruce R. Hodgson, of Cadillac, died May 3; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.