Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

June 16, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 06/16/2013

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.


• Deanna VanFletern, 73, of Elk Rapids, died June 6; Covell Funeral Homes of Elk Rapids.

• Charles W. Grube II, 74, of Bellaire, died June 11; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• Phyllis Ann Turner, 81, of Bellaire, died June 11; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• George F. “Buzz” Cronin, 86, of Elk Rapids, died June 12; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

• Roger “Buck” Schepperly, 77, of Mancelona, died June 13; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.


• Robert Eugene Andrews, 86, of Honor, died June 9; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Joanne Barbara Beaver, 77, of Benzie County, died June 9; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• Gerald “Jerry” Rodebush, 70, of Honor, died June 9; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home

• James Lewis Kraker Jr., 93, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Beulah, died June 11.


• Gary Lawrence Jesiek, 75, of Charlevoix, died March 22.

• Karen Clark Cosier, 66, of Boyne City, died May 31.

• Denise Ann Moore, 57, of Charlevoix, died June 4; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Donzell Sarah Rasch, 51, of East Jordan and Beaver Island, died June 5; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Mary Ann Smith, 93, of Charlevoix, died June 7; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Norman Lee McGeorge, 78, of Boyne City, died June 9; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

• Joyce Irene Willis Reznick, 66, of Ann Arbor and Charlevoix, passed away on June 9.

• Barbara Ann Simpson, 67, of Charlevoix, died June 10; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Thomas Wieland, 82, of Charlevoix, died June 11; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Darrell L. Wright, 82, of East Jordan, died June 11; Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.


• James Stevan “Steve” Verlinde, 61, of Frederic, died June 13; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.


• Joseph S. Partyka, 100, of Pellston, died Feb. 1; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

• William Henry Allison, 80, of Arizona, formerly of Petoskey, died May 19.

• Doris Jean Kuntz, 90, of Alanson, died June 10; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

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