Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 29, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 05/29/2011


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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

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

"¢ Robert W. Robinson, 59, of Mancelona, died May 22; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.

"¢ George C. Tompkins, 87, of Bellaire, died May 24; Mortensen Funeral Homes.

"¢ Diane M. Mehlberg, 44, of Bellaire, died May 26; Mortensen Funeral Home, Mancelona.



BENZIE

"¢ Harry Herman Blecker, of Benzie County, died Jan. 24; Jowett Family Funeral Home, Frankfort.



CHARLEVOIX

"¢ Maxine L. Hunt, 88, of Boyne City, died Feb. 26.

"¢ Eleanor Grace Bergstrom Neff, of Charlevoix, died March 17.

"¢ Thomas A. Johnson, 83, of Boyne City, died May 21; Stackus Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

"¢ Genevieve Bear, 64, of Melrose Township died May 22; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ John Joseph Auffant, 89, of Charlevoix, died May 24; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.



CHEBOYGAN

"¢ John E. Shields, 87, of Cheboygan, died May 15; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ John L. Vala, 82, of Rochester Hills and Mullett Lake, died May 18; Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Clawson.

"¢ Olive Marx-Last, 89, of Cheboygan, died May 19; Nordman Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Lorraine Hartwick Curtis, 74, of Traverse, Fla., formerly Cheboygan, died May 21.

"¢ Gwendolyn M. Weber, 100, of Cheboygan, died May 22; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

"¢ Paula Margaret Godin, 76, of Cheboygan, died May 23; Dodson Funeral Home.

"¢ Todd A. Beebe, 53, of Afton, died May 24; Lintz Funeral Home, Indian River.



CRAWFORD

"¢ William Donald Rutter, 90, of Grayling, died May 23; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.



EMMET

"¢ R. Webster "Webb" MacKenzie, 85, of Harbor Springs, died May 19; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

"¢ Jeanette Tousain, 82, of Petoskey, died May 20; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Dawn Margie Scott, 83, of Petoskey, died May 21; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

"¢ Arville Jesse Brown, 78, of Harbor Springs, died May 25; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

"¢ James Michael "Skid" Jensen, 58, of Kasilof, Alaska, formerly of Petoskey, died May 25.



GRAND TRAVERSE

"¢ Sarah "Darlene" Jones, 83, of Traverse City, died Feb. 6; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Charles Cyrus Kalbach, 83, of Benzonia, died May 9; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Wayne Arthur McCarry, of Traverse City, died May 16; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ William H. Boltres, of Traverse City, died May 18; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Liv Richardsen, 82, of Traverse City, died May 20; Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs.

"¢ Gloria A. Rokos, 80, of Traverse City, died May 20; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Anna M. Willard, 50, of Traverse City, died May 20; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Charles E. Goldammer, 89, of Traverse City, died May 21; Verdun Funeral Home, Baldwin.

"¢ Sawyer "Lee" Greene, of Traverse City, died May 21.

"¢ Lynda Lee Loucks, 63, of Interlochen, died May 21; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Lorraine G. Shelton, 89, of Traverse City, died May 21; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Waldie Alfred Anderson, 81, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Interlochen, died May 22; Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, Fla.

"¢ Virginia Gleason, 80, of Traverse City, died May 22; Reynolds-Jonkhoff funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Mary Jane Boyd, 83, of Traverse City, died May 23; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Anael "Kirk" Kirkby, of Traverse City, died May 23; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Sally Michod Matson, 54, of Traverse City, died May 23; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Joan P. Aslin, 79, of Traverse City, died May 24; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Sarah Lassa, 89, of Traverse City, died May 25; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Barbara Ruth (Schmeling) Johne, of Fife Lake, died May 26.

"¢ Donald Vezina, 96, of Traverse City, died May 26; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Sharon A. Pawloski, 58, of Traverse City, died May 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

KALKASKA

"¢ Raoul John "Bud" Meyer, 86, of Kalkaska, died May 16; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Darrel W. "Buck" Amidon, 84, of Rapid City, died May 19; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Rita Hadra (Ardoyno) Rusco, of Grand Rapids, formerly of North Manitou Island, died May 27; O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.



LEELANAU

"¢ Virginia Lou Commins, 80, of Cedar, died May 23; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.



MANISTEE

"¢ Kenneth William Schimke, 85, of Onekama, died Dec. 28; Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake.

"¢ Frederick Donald Schimke, 89, of Bear Lake, died April 29; Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake.

"¢ Norman J. Griswold, 72, of Kaleva, died May 21; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Robert L. Skipski, 73, of Manistee, died May 21; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ William Charles Daniels Jr., 83, of Manistee, died May 23; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ Jack Richard Hengartner, of Wellston, died May 23; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

"¢ Doris L. Quillen, 80, of Wellston, died May 26; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

"¢ James E. Kuuttila, 71, of Kaleva, died May 27; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.



OTSEGO

"¢ Patricia "Tricia" Lynn Coger, 55, of Gaylord, died May 22; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Andrew J. Dobrzelewski, 26, of Elmira, died May 24; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

"¢ Elsie Ramsey, 81, of Elmira, died May 27; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.



WEXFORD

"¢ James A. Cockeram, 80, of Cadillac, died May 2; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Michael Newman, 61, of Buckley, died May 22; Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley.

"¢ Robert James Porteous Sr., 74, of Cadillac, died May 22; Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Mary L. Dillon, of Cadillac, died May 23; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Jesse Mae "Mac" Richardson, 35, of Cadillac, died May 23.

"¢ Raymond Franklin Homminga, 89, of Mesick, died May 24; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

"¢ Louis Pedrin, 60, of Cadillac, died May 26; Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.