Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 7, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 08/07/2011


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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

"¢ Bruce Erwin DeSpelder Sr., 93, of Bellaire, died July 7; Mortensen Funeral Homes.

"¢ Kenneth E. Nicholl, 72, of Bellaire and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Shelby Twp., died July 30, Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.



BENZIE

"¢ William "Bill" R.T. Griffin, 40, of Thompsonville, died July 28; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Kenneth D. Miner, 86, of benzonia, died July 29; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Jenny Lu Plumstead, 79, of Frankfort, died July 29; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

"¢ Jesse C. Crawford, 68, of Beulah, died July 31; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

"¢ Nancy Schneider, 80, of Thompsonville, died Aug. 2; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Vy E. Keillor, 87, of Blaine Township, died Aug. 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Richard L. Weaver, 71, of Frankfort, died Aug. 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.



CHARLEVOIX

"¢ George William "Moe" Plumm, 84, of Charlevoix, died July 28; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Theda M. Lundy, 74, of East Jordan, died Aug. 1; Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., East Jordan.



CHEBOYGAN

"¢ Joyce Ann Howell, 64, of De Pere, Wis., formerly of Cheboygan, died July 23; Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere.



CRAWFORD

"¢ Nancy Stewart, 60, of Grayling, died July 28; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Jeff Alba Denison, 56, of Grayling, died Aug. 2; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.



EMMET

"¢ Julia Claire (Hockman) Hinds, 82, of Alanson, died July 26.

"¢ Ruth Ann Allen, 76, of Lansing, formerly of Petoskey, died July 28; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.



GRAND TRAVERSE

"¢ Arthur E. Jones, 88, of Traverse City, died May 21.

"¢ Rollie John "R.J." Ramey, 59, of Traverse City, died July 19.

"¢ George J. Swoveland, 90, of Traverse City, died July 25; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ W. Dee Rindlisbacher, 76, of Traverse City, died July 27; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Juanita M. Steinebach, 76, of Kingsley, died July 29; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

"¢ Leo B. Lindsay, 90, of Granc Blanc, formerly of Old Mission Peninsula, died July 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ William J. "Bill" Tway, 78, of Traverse City, died July 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Marie M. Kulibert, 86, of Traverse City, died July 31; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Dr. Edward Phillip Schied, 76, of Traverse City, died Aug. 2; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Betty J. Dunn, 85, of Traverse City, died July 29; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Ava (Avis) Shaffer Kearney, 87, formerly of Traverse City, died in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

"¢ Thomas W. Berst, 60, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died Aug. 2.

"¢ Louis B. Simsa, 73, of Traverse City, died Aug. 5; Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Betty J. Brownell, 76, of Traverse City, died Aug. 4; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ James G. Albert, 77, of Williamsburg, died July 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Dudley L. "Skip" McCully Jr., died July 20; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

"¢ David A. Blair, 55, of Kalkaska, died July 26; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Anna I. Mitchell, 55, of Kalkaska, fomerly of Pensacola, Fla., died Aug. 1; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Nancy A. Schneider, 80, of South Boardman, died Aug. 2; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Rockey Van Norment, 56, of Kalkaska, died Aug. 4; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

"¢ Alan W. Langworthy, 52, of Grawn, died Aug. 4; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.



LEELANAU

"¢ Raymond J. Flaska, 88, of Maple City, died July 29; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Vera B. Young, 94, of Troy and Empire, died July 29.

"¢ Doris K. Sperlich, 82, of Novi, a summer resident of Northport, died July 30; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

"¢ Barbara J. Stearling, 64, of Maple City, died July 31; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Rosaline M. Kiessel, 86, of Suttons Bay, died Aug. 6; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.



MANISTEE

"¢ James Claude Spencer, 66, of Manistee, died April 21; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ William F. Allen, 84, of manistee, died July 27; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Tammy M. Jacobs, 34, of Brethren, died Aug. 2; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.



MISSAUKEE

"¢ Dawn S. Reese-Langham, 44, of Lake City, died Aug. 3; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.



OTSEGO

"¢ Frank S. Sumbera Jr., 90, of Gaylord, died July 29; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Tammy Micoff, 48, of Vanderbilt, died July 25; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Janet Sehl, 52, of Gaylord, died Aug. 1; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Caryl James, 92, of Waters, died Aug. 2; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Gail Ciszewski, 57, of Elmira, died Aug. 2; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Phyllis Kettner, 79, of Gaylord, died Aug. 3; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Shirley Jenkins, 73, of Gaylord, died Aug. 3; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Lawrence Milbocker, 45, of Gaylord, died Aug. 4; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

WEXFORD

"¢ Margaret Ann (Thompson) Mateeff, 88, of Gulfport, Fla., formerly of Cadillac, died July 14.

"¢ Cheryl Darene Barnes, 61, of Manton, died July 29; Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton.

"¢ Howard A. Mercer, 86, of Cadillac, died July 29; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Mary Lee Kehl, 75, of Cadillac, died July 30; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Margaret L. 'Peggy' Richmond, 82, of Cadillac, died July 31; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ John W. Woodbury, 67, of Cadillac, died Aug. 1; Corey Funeral Home, Evart.

"¢ Monnie (Florence) Dalzell, 93, of Cadillac, died Aug. 2.

"¢ Flora Mae (Kibbe) Wood, 91, of Mesick, died Aug. 2; Hall-Holdship Funeral Home, Manton.

"¢ Virginia P. Sweitzer, 85, of Harrietta, died Aug. 4; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Viola E. Kellogg, 91, of Buckley, died Aug. 5; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.