Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 11, 2012

Death Notices: 10/11/2012


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---- — JEFFREY BIELAS, 52, passed away at home Oct. 5, 2012.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m., with visitation from 2:30 p.m., at the Traverse City Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Refreshments will follow.

ALFRED E. COUTURE, 84, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Bortz Health Care.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

JANICE K. FRANCKS, 61, of Bellaire, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Interment will follow in Eldred Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

ROSEMARY ANN KELSCH, 71, of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Grand Rapids.

Visitation will be today, Oct. 11, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a rosary recitation at 7 p.m., at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at St. Mary's Church of Lake Leelanau.

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

SUE C. ROBERTS, 81, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her home.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, Friday, Oct. 12, at the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church.

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

GERTRUDE A. SAFFRON, 84, of Benzonia, died Oct. 8, 2012, at Munson Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, Monday, Oct. 15, at the Eden Bible Church.

Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service.

LAVERN F. SMITH, of Onekama, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Kaleva Baptist Church, Kaleva.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.