Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

May 22, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 05/22/2011

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.


"¢ Fern C. Best, 88, of Ellsworth, died Jan. 22; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

"¢ Shirley E. O'Brien, 65, of Mancelona, died May 12; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

"¢ Edna June Bennett, 80, of Bellaire, formerly of Bay City, died May 14; Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City.

"¢ Virda L. McGraw, 90, of Elk Rapids, died May 16; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

"¢ James D. Coy, 59, of Detroit, formerly of Central Lake, died May 19; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

"¢ Pennie J. Thompson, 63, of Bellaire, died May 19; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.


"¢ Russell Ivan Smith, 82, of Thompsonville, died Feb. 24; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

"¢ H. Randy LaFleur, 53, of Beulah, died May 12; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Jon David "Dave" Forton, 58, of Lake Ann, died May 14; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Jane H. Barker, 102, of Frankfort, died May 16; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.


"¢ Ronald Postma, 67, of Mobile, Ala., and Blaney Park, Mich., formerly of East Jordan, died May 6; Gilmer Funeral Home, Mobile.

"¢ Margaret Meszaros, 91, of Belington, W.Va., formerly of East Jordan, died May 14; Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.

"¢ Phyllis June Dimmerling, 86, of Boyne City, died May 19; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.


"¢ Ellen R. Gray, 92, of Cheboygan, died May 12; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Earl L. Bishop, 77 of Indian River, died May 13; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Gerard Louis Buhrman Jr., formerly of Mullett Lake, died May 14; Dykstra Funeral Home, Ann Arbor.

"¢ John E. Shields, 87, of Cheboygan, died May 15.

"¢ Herve R. Adams, 78, of Indian River, died May 16; Lintz Funeral Home, Indian River.

"¢ Delbert A. Jewell, 69, of Cheboygan, May 17; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.


"¢ James Kafritsas, 75, of Grayling, died May 16; Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.

"¢ Shirley A. Peshick, 63, of Frederic, died May 17; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Eugene Lobsinges, 88, of Grayling, died May 18; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

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