Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 31, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 03/31/2013


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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
• Jack Lowe, 84, of Bellaire, died March 20; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.
• Alvie N. Howell, 79, of Elk Rapids, died March 21; Beck Funeral Home, Rogers City.
• Betty M. Mason, 86, of Bellaire, died March 23; Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
BENZIE
• Kathryn B. Johnson, 89, of Frankfort died, March 28; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort.
CRAWFORD
• Dennis Wakeley, 56, of Grayling, died March 20; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.
• Gregory Douglas Warren, 27, of Grayling, died March 20; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.
GRAND TRAVERSE
• Willis W. “Bill” Copeland, 95, of Traverse City and Vero Beach, Fla., died March 14; Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla.
• Joan E. Werner, 83, of Traverse City, died March 21; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Howard C. Melichar, 83, of Traverse City, died March 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Willis “Bill” Lutz, 88, of Traverse City, died March 23; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Martha VanHollis, 65, of Fife Lake, died March 23; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
• Ruth E. Fralowicz, 76, of Traverse City, died March 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Ian Morrison, 73, of Traverse City, died March 27; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Patricia Schlegel, 70, of Traverse City, died March 25; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Mary (Shellby) Shell, 83, of Traverse City, died March 28; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• James Jakee, 82, of Traverse City, died March 27; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• Leah M. Whitefield, 80, of Elmwood Twp., died March 28; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.
KALKASKA
• Stephen Horvath, 66, of Kalkaska, died March 25; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
• Zachary D. Jenkins, 25, of Kalkaska, died March 29; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
LEELANAU
• Robert Bray, 64, of Cedar, died March 25; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
• David Winowiecki, 63, of Cedar, died March 27; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.
• Dale A. Penny, 76, of Empire, died March 27; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
MANISTEE
• Evelyn R. Roach, 90, of Manistee, died March 23; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.
• Emma Lue Miller, infant twin, of Kaleva, was stillborn on March 27; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.
WEXFORD
• Josephine Harris, 77, of Mesick, died March, 26; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.