Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 17, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 02/17/2013


— EDITORS NOTE: The following is a list of deaths reported during the past week by funeral directors in the 13-county northwest Michigan region.



ANTRIM

- Marjorie Rysztak, 87, of Traverse City, died Feb. 8; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- LaFonna Spasich, 90, of Kewadin, died Feb. 8; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

- Connie Saganek, 48, of Alba, died Feb. 11; Mortensen Funeral Homes, Mancelona.

- Linda M. (Arnston) Rennie, of Elk Rapids, died Feb. 12; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

- David A. Butler, 91, of Bellaire, died Feb. 13; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

- Dora Kotz, 77, of Bellaire, died Feb. 14; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.



BENZIE

- Evelyn Hawley Eckerle Wells, 73, of Frankfort, died Feb. 7; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

- David G. Knight, 75, of Benzonia, died Feb. 12; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Benzonia.

- Betty Jane Huntley, 87, of Beulah, died Feb. 15; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Bellaire.



CHARLEVOIX

- Hubert F. Lietz, 85, of Charlevoix, died Feb. 6; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

- Joy Marie (Thuss) Gyori, 65, of Boyne City, died Feb. 7; Dryer Funeral Home, Holly.

- Nancy R. Wood, 89, of Charlevoix, died Feb. 10; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.



CHEBOYGAN

- Margerite Elaine (Smutz) Seligmiller, 78, of Cheboygan, died Feb. 9.



EMMET

- Lucille Anne LuAnne Murchie, 81, of Harbor Springs, died Feb. 10; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

- Linda S. Taylor, of Harbor Springs, died Feb. 10; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.



GRAND TRAVERSE

- Ronald Ward Waldby, formerly of Traverse City, died Jan. 20.

- Helena Beth Cole, 90, of Traverse City, died Feb. 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Marjorie Rysztak, 87, of Traverse City, died Feb. 8; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Bruce Rocha, 50, of Traverse City, died Feb. 9; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

- Lorraine Stein-Jereb, 60, of Traverse City, died Feb. 9; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Gary Robert Frye, 82, died Feb. 10; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Nancy Carolyn Hayward, 74, of Old Mission Peninsula, died Feb. 10; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- William B. Mathias, 73, of Traverse City, died Feb. 12.

- Dorothy Gezon, 92, of Traverse City, died Feb. 13; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- William Henry Rick Ramseur Jr., of Traverse City, died Feb. 13; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Pauline Ameilia Raulston, 92, of Williamsburg, died Feb. 13; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Dr. Lyman Meisel Tower, 85, of Traverse City, died Feb. 13; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Anton Lawrence Broghamer Jr., 86, of Traverse City, died Feb. 14; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

- Robert Charles Gardner, 93, of Traverse City, died Feb. 15; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

- Hariet Pesek, 90,of Kalkaska County, died Feb. 7; Wolfe-ONeill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

- Millicent A. Elzinga, 85, of Kalkaska, died Feb. 15; Wolfe-ONeill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.



LEELANAU

- James P. Morrissey, 55, of Suttons Bay, died Feb. 7; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

- Patrick OBrien, 82, of Lake Leelanau, died Feb 8; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

- Geraldine G. Houdek, 84, of Leland, died Feb. 13; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

- Gladys K. Strong, 89, of Lake Leelanau, died Feb. 13; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.



MANISTEE

- Sophie H. Russell, 94, of Manistee, died Feb. 7; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

- Hugh Bowling, 89, of Bear Lake, died Feb. 8; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

- Mary Catherine Custer, 87, of Bear Lake, died Feb. 8; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

- Catherine M. Brown, 89, of Manistee, died Feb. 11; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

- George Robert Leatherman Sr., 77, of Bear Lake, died Feb. 11; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

- Melanie Ann Schultz, 41, of Stronach, died Feb. 12; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

- Norman Ferdinand Kaskinen, of Kaleva, died Feb. 15; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.



OTSEGO

- Johanna Goralski, 89, of Gaylord, died Feb. 9; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

- Joan Prahl, 74, of Sparr, died Feb. 9; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

- Louis C. Kassuba, 92, of Gaylord, died Feb. 12; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.



WEXFORD

- Maxine Lazar, 86, of Harrietta, died Feb. 7; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

- Donna Mae Riopelle-London, 83, of Cadillac, died Feb. 11; Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee.

- Karen Dawn Norman, 67, of Cadillac, died Feb, 14.