Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

March 20, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 03/20/2011

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.


"¢ Elizabeth Beger, 82, of Bellaire, died Feb. 27; Mortensen Funeral Home.

"¢ Barbara K. (Bame) Struble, 75, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Kewadin, died March 11.

"¢ Doris E. Wilson, 95, of Elk Rapids, formerly of Coldwater, died March 11; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Mark Robert Smedley, 51, of Kewadin, died March 12; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

"¢ Katherine Ann Elkins, 55, of Mancelona, died March 13.

"¢ Bruce A. Clark, of Flint, formerly of Mancelona, died March 15; O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes, Montrose Chapel

"¢ Paul Edward White Jr., 72, of Elk Rapids, died March 16; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.


"¢ Annette Renee Baker McPherson, 46, of Elberta, died March 17; Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia.

"¢ William A. Durant, 64, of Lake Ann, died March 18; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.


"¢ William H. Midgett, 73, of East Jordan, died March 9; Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.

"¢ George A. DeGraeve, 88, of Charlevoix, died March 10; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Maria Kranz, 79, of Charlevoix, died March 12; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Ralph Louis Shapton, 92, of Charlevoix, died March 12; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Aaron Scott Whitley, 49, of Charlevoix, died March 12; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Betty Virginia Hartman, 92, formerly of Boyne City, died on March 14; Milward Funeral Home, Kentucky.

"¢ John S. Kuntz, 72, of East Jordan, died March 14.

"¢ Jere Bennett, 70, of Boyne City, died March 16; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Lawrence E. Boss, 92, of Charlevoix, died March 17; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Betty Jane Preston, 91, of Charlevoix, died March 18; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.


"¢ George Goodenow, 76, of Mackinaw City, March 10.


"¢ Gloria Anne Alef, 80, of Grayling, died March 12; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Gilmar E. Smith, 66, of Grayling, died March 19; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.


"¢ John Charles Myers, 61, of Petoskey, died March 9.

"¢ Donald F. Krusell, 88, of Petoskey, died March 10; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Wendy J. Kerridge, 42, of Levering, died March 13; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Iris Joyce Walker, 90, of Springvale Township, died March 16; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

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