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Deaths in the Region

June 9, 2013

Deaths in the Region: 06/09/2013

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.


• Gerard M. Haley, formerly of Alden, died Jan. 25.

• Johnny F. Thunder, 72, of Bellaire, died May 23; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• Constance Judd-Tenhoopen, 56, of Bellaire, died May 30; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• James A. Huffman, 69, of Mancelona, died June 3; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• John Howard, 77, of Mancelona, died June 5; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• Floyd Merillat, 88, of Elk Rapids, died June 6; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.


• Betty Jane Mayhew, of Texas, formerly of Honor, died May 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Ronald V. Skold, 85, of Benzie County, died May 28; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• John Lester Alsup, 71, of Benzonia and Spring Hill, Fla., died May 29; Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Kyle Edward Kean, 26, of Lake Ann, died May 29; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Oliver James Wierman Bolthouse, infant son of Chelsea Bolthouse and Rick Wierman Jr., died June 1; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Dennis A. Norlin, 71, of Beulah, died June 7; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.


• Mildred Stuart, 80, of Charlevoix, died May 30; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

• Bessie F. DeVries, 95, of East Jordan, died June 3; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

• 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.


• Edward A. Maczka, 84, of Cheboygan, died June 4; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.


• Rex T. Slocum, 69, of Harbor Springs, died June 4; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.


• Elsie Gauld, 91, of Fife Lake, died Feb. 23; Kalkaska Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Clinton Jesse Huftile Jr., of Grand Traverse County, died Feb. 28.

• Shirley Doris Hilts, 73, of Burton, formerly of Fife Lake, died April 21.

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