Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 14, 2014

Elaine Ruth Reamer

TRAVERSE CITY — Elaine Ruth Reamer, 93, of Traverse City, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

She was born in Traverse City on Aug. 11, 1920, the daughter of John and Ruth (French) Akers.

Elaine was a volunteer at the Traverse City Senior Center for over 16 years. She loved to play cards, especially Euchre. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Elaine is survived by her children, Denny L. (Suzanne) Reamer and Patricia A. (Steve) Busalacchi; grandchildren, Denise, Deborah, Brenda and Karen; great-grandchildren, Shanea, Guy, Katrina and Dakota; brother, Jack Akers; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Bernard Reamer; they were married on April 30, 1937; and Theron Durga; they were married on May 1, 1999; grandson, Michael Busalacchi; siblings, Gerald Akers, Ellen Kyselka, Betty Pickard and Maureen Akers.

Cremation will take place. According to Elaine’s wishes, there will be no memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684. Please visit to sign the guest book and share a message or memory with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the arrangements.

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