Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 5, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 05/05/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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

• Tina Doe, 49, of Grayling, died April 27; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

• Louis Raymond Menard IV, 18, of Frederic, died April 29; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

• Jason Eric Potter, 31, of Grayling, died April 29; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

EMMET

• Ann Marie Bain, 49, of Petoskey, died April 20.

• Merle Cosgrove, 86, of Petoskey, died April 24.

• Josephine “Joedy” M. Hall, 88, of Harbor Springs, died April 27; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

• Becky Morse, 88, of Harbor Springs, died April 28; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Edward Kruse, 88, of Traverse City, died March 2; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Patricia J. Schlegel, 70, of Traverse City, died March 25; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• James C. Bush, 82, of Traverse City, died April 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Beverly Morey, 85, of Traverse City, died April 25; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Garnet A. Scamehorn, 90, of Traverse City, died April 25; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Marvin Wilfred Keller, 92, of Traverse City, died April 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Warren “Herk” Herkner, 63, of Interlochen, died April 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Richard Lewis Goldstrohm, 84, of Traverse City, died April 28; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Marie Richards, 96, of Traverse City, died April 29; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Walter Seekamp II, 76, of Traverse City, died April 29; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

• James ‘Pat’ Tschirhart, 78, of Novi, formerly of Traverse City, died April 29; O’Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, Novi.

• Patricia Ann Conrad, 74, of Fife Lake, died April 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Ivan Cooper, 87, of Old Mission Peninsula, died April 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Raymond Keith Saunby, 69, of Traverse City, died May 3; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

• Cassandra Sue Stapleton, 27, of Kalkaska, died; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• Sharon Kay Meyer, 71, of Kalkaska, died April 28; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• Donald Harold North, 58, of Kalkaska, died April 29; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

• Michael Edward Lajewski, 61, of Kalkaska, died May 3; Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kalkaska.

LEELANAU

• Lewis C. Moulton, 87, of Leland, died March 26; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

• Leah Marylyn Whitefield, 80, of Elmwood Township, died March 28; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

• Karen Louise Danielson, 70, of Clinton Township, summer Cedar resident, died April 25.

• Joah Michael Dye, of Empire, died May 1; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Judson Anthony Ammons, 82, of Leelanau County, died May 2; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

MANISTEE

• Gregory James Lake, 51, formerly of Copemish, died April 8.

MISSAUKEE

• Clara Belle Bruno, 74, of McBain, died April 25; Burkholder Funeral Home, McBain.

OTSEGO

• James Edward Blair Jr., 70, of Vanderbilt, died April 12.

• Phyllis Laurita Gray, 82, of Gaylord, died April 23; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Brenda L. Klein, 46, of Gaylord, died April 23; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

• Robert L. Pratt, 75, of Gaylord, died April 26; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

• Tamara J. Bunker, 49, of Gaylord, died April 27; Gaylord Funeral and Cremation Service, Gaylord.

• Clifford James Peebles, 78, of Gaylord, died April 28; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Cindy Graham, 39, of Gaylord, died May 2; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

WEXFORD

• Ann E. Bernson, 91, of Cadillac, died April 3.

• Jerome “Jerry” Blazejak, 72, of Manton, died April 27.

• Darrell L. Paddock, 87, of Manton, died April 27.

• Harold L. DeFreese, 79, of Cadillac, died April 28.

• Jack Ray Jewett, 83, of Mesick, died May 1.

• Luther Judd Parker, 87, of Cadillac, died May 1.