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Deaths in the Region

July 13, 2014

Deaths in the Region: 07/13/2014

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.


• Paul Edward Scheier, 57, of Antrim County, died July 6.

• Bernice Shirley Orman, 87, of Mancelona, died July 10; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.


• Ruth A. Rosen, 92, of Benzonia, died Dec. 31, 2014; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service.

• Joyce E. Bates, 83, of Whitehall, formerly of Lake Ann, died May 3.

• Aleta Ruth Durkee, 57, of Honor, died July 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service.

• Melissa Ann Patten, 63, of Thompsonville, died July 4; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• James Slis, 77, of Lake Ann, died July 7; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.


• Doris “Nell” McKnight Cromer Collick, 86, of East Jordan, died June 13.

• Nels J. Northup, 75, of Boyne Falls, died July 2.

• Elaine E. Smith, 89, of Boyne City, died July 5.

• Charles Edward Yenglin, 58, of Charlevoix, died July 6.

• Marie Johnson, 71, of Beaver Island, died July 10.

• Richard W. Wendt, 83, of Charlevoix, died July 10.


• Clare Edward Diamond, 78, of Midland, formerly of Cheboygan, died July 4.

• Ardeth Rentschler, 85, of Indian River, died July 7.

• James F. Hyatt, of Cheboygan and Green Valley, Ariz., died July 8.


• Winifred Julia Macalpine, 98, of Harbor Springs, died April 29.

• Steven Jon Friedenstab, 48, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Petoskey, died June 25.

• Peter Drabik, 92, of Readmond Township, died July 6.

• Nicholas Nagaño Velarde, 80, of Petoskey, died July 7.

• Steve Hewitt, 50, of Grand Haven, formerly of Petoskey, died July 8.

• Frank C. Bielman, 88, of Harbor Springs, died July 9.


• Kenneth F. Cooledge, 74, of Traverse City, died Nov. 10, 2013; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Jerry S. Adams, 72, of Kingsley, died Feb. 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Charles A. Oxley, of Traverse City died June 8; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Gary L. Depoister, 70, of Traverse City, died July 3; Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, Ill.

• Elizabeth “Bonnie” Lannin, 91, formerly of Traverse City, died July 3; Reigle Funeral Home, Flushing.

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