Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

February 6, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 02/06/2011

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

• Terra J. Kirts, 32, of Bellaire, died Jan. 30; Mortensen Funeral Home, Bellaire.

• Alice M. Willson, 92, of Central Lake Twp., died Feb. 1; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

• Katheryn M. Willson, 88, of Central Lake, died Feb. 2; Mortensen Funeral Home, Central Lake.

• Betty Hawthorne, 78, of Rapid City, died Feb. 4; Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

 BENZIE

• Dorothy Caroline Bulmer, 100, of Frankfort, died Jan. 24; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort.

• Dora A. Bedford, 99, of Frankfort, died Feb. 3; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort.

• Elizabeth Chase, 86, of Frankfort, died Feb. 2; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort.

• Donna Couturier, 83, of Rockford, formerly of Frankfort, died Feb. 5; Stegenga Funeral Chapel, Belmont.

CHARLEVOIX

• James “Jim” Marshall, 80, of Midland, formerly of Charlevoix, died Jan. 24.

• Beverly Kay Empey, 74, of Charlevoix, died Jan. 28; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

• Gladys M. Schuck, 86, of Charlevoix, died Jan. 31; Winchester Funeral Home, Charlevoix.

CHEBOYGAN

• Judy Ann Pavwoski, 61, of Grant Twp., died Jan. 25; Brietzke Funeral Home, Inc., Rogers City.

• Jane A. Trembath, 74, of Cheboygan, died Jan. 26; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

• Shirley Valot, 80, of Mackinaw City, died Jan. 28; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

• Joseph George Heid III, 61, of Indian River, died Jan. 29; Beck Funeral Home, Rogers City.

CRAWFORD

• Harley F. Pierce, 82, of Grayling, died Jan. 30; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

EMMET

• Fredrick L. Scott, 64, of Levering, died Jan. 25; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.

• Oliver F. Aho, 93, of Petoskey, died Jan. 29; Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey.

GRAND TRAVERSE

• Marian J. Hankins, 90, of Traverse City, died Jan. 25; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Scott Lane Cowdrey, 61, of Fife Lake, died Jan. 27; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Jacklyn K. Jones-Kaiser, of Traverse City, died Jan. 28; Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.

• Jonathan “Jack” Arnold Cronk, 74, of Traverse City, formerly of the Detroit area, died Jan. 29; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

• Russell H. “Russ” Fifarek, 90, of Traverse City, died Jan. 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Ruth Ellen Rittenhouse, 58, of Traverse City, died Jan. 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Manfred Willy Grunwaldt Sr., 75, of Traverse City, died Jan. 31; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Roanld R. Komarek, 75, of Traverse City, died Jan. 31; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Thelma Muns, of Traverse City, died Jan. 31.

• Christopher Michael Spiers, 33, of Traverse City, died Jan. 31; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Dale H. Wheeler, 81, of Fife Lake, died Feb. 1; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Thelma Muns, of Traverse City, died Jan. 31.

• Dale H. Wheeler, 81, of Fife Lake, died Feb. 2; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Benjamin F. Myers Jr., 71, of Interlochen, died Feb. 2; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Edward Jones Jr., 84, of Kingsley, died Jan. 27; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• George R. Whaley, 84, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Traverse City, died Jan. 29.

• Donald S. Peele, 91, of Traverse City, died Feb. 1; Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• David F. Robinson, 89, of Traverse City, died Feb. 1; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

• Peggy Ann Johnson, 53, died Feb. 2; Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston.

• Virginia Wilson-Jennette-Kibby, 99, died Jan. 28.

KALKASKA

• Winfield Edward Niels Hansen, 85, of Kalkaska, died Jan. 31; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Arthur L. Blasing, 88, of Kalkaska, died Feb. 2; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Lyle Cook Jr., 65, of Kalkaska, died Feb. 3; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

• Glenn E. Morris, 76, of Kalkaska, died Feb. 3; Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

LEELANAU

• Lenora F. Thomas, 85, of Hays, Kansas, formerly of Suttons Bay, died Jan. 23; Cline’s Mortuary, Hays, Kansas.

• Orpha D. Deering, 88, of Empire, died Jan. 30; Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.

MANISTEE

• Shirley J. Thorsen, 82, of Bear Lake, died Jan. 25; Jowett Family Funeral Homes, Frankfort and Benzonia.

• Harry J. Niemerowicz, 86, of Manistee, died Jan. 31; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

• Charlse M. Winchester, 75, of Wellston, died Feb. 3; Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.

MISSAUKEE

• Ann Marie Watkins, 57, of Lake City, died Jan. 29; Young Funeral Home, Lake City.

OTSEGO

• Donna F. Heeres, 71, of Vanderbilt, formerly of Ellsworth, died Jan. 31; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

• George A. Toteff Jr., of Johannesburg, died Feb. 1; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Terrence Venchenko, 47, of Gaylord, died Feb. 3; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Betty Lyddy, 71, of Gaylord, died Jan. 31; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

• Larry Simpson, 59, of Gaylord, died Jan. 31; Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord.

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