Traverse City Record-Eagle

Deaths in the Region

June 12, 2011

Deaths in the Region: 06/12/2011

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.


"¢ Robert Pelham, 80, of Ellsworth, died Dec. 9; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

"¢ Richard Dean Flees, 68, of Elk Rapids, died May 31; Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

"¢ Helen N. Barber Dealer, 92, of Rapid City, died June 3; Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, Kalkaska.

"¢ Janice Buffman, 63, of Central Lake, died June 3; Mortensen Funeral Homes, Central Lake.

"¢ Shirley Lou Carper, 64, of Grand Blanc, died June 3; Mortensen Funeral Homes, Mancelona.

"¢ Dennis C. Rylant, 59, of Ellsworth, died June 4; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.


"¢ Leonard Chaney Pierce, 86, of Thompsonville, died May 27; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.

"¢ Barbara Blair Ruhl Odland, 88, of Beulah and Janesville, Wis., died June 3;Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Helen May Manville, 79, of Thompsonville, died June 8; Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah.

"¢ Marlene Sattler, 54, of Benzonia, died June 8; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ R. Max Harris, 72, of Honor, died June 9; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.

"¢ Henry G. Bell Jr., 90,of Frankfort, died June 10; Jowett Family Funeral Homes.


"¢ Leonard Ptak, 87, of Boyne Falls, died June 2; Stackus Funeral Home, Boyne City.

"¢ Donald Saganek Sr., 77, of Charlevoix County, died June 5; Penzien Funeral Home, East Jordan.

"¢ Lois Donaldson, 91, of South Arm Township, died June 11; Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.


"¢ Jeanine Cecille (Mollen) Kelso, 64, of Mackinaw City, died June 4; Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace.

"¢ Mildred A. Trost, 77, of Benton Township, died June 5; Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.


"¢ Harold E. "Buzz" Partello, 43, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Grayling, died June 5; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Darryl Ivan Sprague, 72, of Grayling, died June 5; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.

"¢ Marie Prause, 77, of Grayling, died June 8; Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Grayling.


"¢ Marana Tost, of Harbor Springs, died March 31; Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.

"¢ Paul James Bellmer, 63, formerly of Petoskey, died June 3.

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