Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

May 5, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 05/05/2013

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.

ANTRIM

• Donna M. Lee, 88, of Mancelona, died Nov. 10, 2013; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• Joseph Llewellyn “Lew” Reich, 75, of Eastport, died April 23; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• Floyd L. Graham, 75, of Atwood, died April 24; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Lois May Nevin, of Elk Rapids, died April 27; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

• John M. Stopa, 82, of Kewadin, died April 27; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

• James L. Stevens, 85, of Eastport, died April 28; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

• George A. Elkington, 89, of New Hudson, formerly of Elk Rapids, died April 30; Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors, Milford.

• Carl E. Mehlberg, 77, of Mancelona, died May 3; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

BENZIE

• Elizabeth S. Ehman, 95, formerly of Benzonia, died Jan. 4.

• Edward L. Ward, 92, of Elberta, died April 15; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• George W. Hyde Jr., 64, of Benzonia, died April 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Makara Annette Merrill, 70, of Frankfort, died April 26; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort.

• Clifford Glenn Butler, 75, of Thompsonville, died April 28; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Donald Jay Brandt, 79, of Beulah, died May 1; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• Irma Jean Weaver, 74, of Beulah, died May 1; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

• Kenneth Joseph Betts, 90, of Frankfort, died May 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

CHARLEVOIX

• Herb Beach, of Charlevoix, died April 8; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Leslie E. “Buck” Helm, 95, of Charlevoix, died April 14; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Betty Ann Skuse, 77, of East Jordan, died April 26; Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.

• Jack William DeWildt, 92, summer Charlevoix resident, died April 29; Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Chapel, Kentwood.

CHEBOYGAN

• William Thomas James, 76, of Wolverine, died April 28.

CRAWFORD

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