|JACK KIERNAN, Jr.
Jack D. Kiernan Jr., 46, of Traverse City, went to be with his Lord
and Savior July 29, 2000 after years of struggling with Hepatitis C. He
passed away at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor.
Jack was born May 25, 1954, in Pigeon, the son of Jack D. and Margaret
Ann Nash Kiernan.
A salesman for Fasteners Inc., he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing
Christian music on his guitar. A "Jack of all trades," he was known for
his ability to fix anything.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa C. (Marshall) Kiernan of Traverse
City; five children, Shaun Bergsma, Claire Marshall, Ian Marshall, Sarah
Kiernan, and Ian Kiernan; two brothers, Dan Kiernan of Florida and Tim
Maskus of Michigan; two sisters, Kathy Maskus of Michigan and Michelle
Curtis of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Castor.
Friends may call at the time of memorial services which will be held
at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St. in
Traverse City; the Rev. Del Kinney will officiate.
CLYDE WILLIS, Jr.
Clyde Willis, Jr., 84, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away on Monday
evening, July 31, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Willis was born August 9, 1915 on Neebish Island, Mich. He served
his country in the Army during World war II. He fought at Normandy, Northern
France, and Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the
European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. Later he worked as an assistant
lockmaster at the Soo Locks. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3676,
as well as the American Legion Post #3.
He is survived by his wife, Sophie Willis; two sons, Willard Willis
and Gerald Willis both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two daughters, Carol
Willis and Jane Latour both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two step-sons,
Roger Young and Ernie Young both of Detroit, Mich.; a step-daughter, Marie
Kinville of Lansing, Mich.; and nine grandchildren, Douglas Willis, Nathan
Latour, Travis Latour, Janelle Latour, Michael Kinville, Ellen Kinville,
Christopher Willis, Sally Willis, and Holly Willis. Other survivors include
one brother, James Willis of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and two sisters,
Olive Leazier of Hulbert, Mich., and Verna McDonald of Sault Ste. Marie,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mildred (Hartness)
Willis; a brother, Richard Willis; and four sisters, Eva Griffin, Hazel
Downey, Ruby Steen, and Ada Boyd.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 at Hovie
Funeral Home with Captain Thomas Riggs officiating. Friends may call at
the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be
at Riverside Cemetery.
Linda Markham Sylvester, 58, was born January 30, 1942 and died August
4, 2000 at 4:30 p.m. at U-M Hospital.
She was the daughter of Melvin and E. Lisle Markham, and they predeceased
She is the wife of A.W. "Bill" Sylvester; mother of Mark, Michael (Debbie),
Denea (Tim); grandmother of David, Kara, Jason, Danielle, Zachary; and
sister of David (Bennie) and Nancy; Also surviving are many nieces and
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 8 from 2 until 9 p.m., and
Wednesday, August 9 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Uht Funeral Home, 35400
Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI 48184. Funeral services will be Thursday, August
10 at 10 a.m. and burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nona Jean Glac, 68, of Dryden, Mich. passed away Friday, August 4,
2000 at 3032 Blacks Comers Rd. after an extended illness.
Nona Jean (Izzard) Crisp was born February 19, 1932 in DeTour, Mich.
She graduated from Pickford High School. She was married to Edward Quintin
Glac on July 8, 1972 in Royal Oak, Mich. She was a homemaker and attended
St. John Episcopal Church in Dryden. She bowled in several local bowling
Surviving are her husband, Edward Glac of Dryden, Mich.; three daughters,
LouAnn Sherman of Imlay City, Linda (Ray) Lessard of Almont, and Dolores
(Tim) Risch of Royal Oak; three sons, Brian (Julie) Johnson of Imlay City,
Bruce (Linda) Johnson of Stalwart, Mich., and Paul (Alyse) Glac of Brookline,
Mass.; three sisters, Mildred Warren of Pickford, Mich., Wilma Stefanski
of Raber, Mich., and Audrey (Joe) Terrien of Davison; four brothers, George
(Eleanor) Crisp of Harrison, Mich., Marshall (Faye) Crisp of Goetzville,
Mich., Robert (Melvina) Crisp of Lake City, Mich., and Harold (Cynthia)
Crisp of Goetzville, Mich.; and mother-in-law, Grandma Glac of Royal Oak,
Mich. Nona is also survived by 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mildred (Izzard)
Crisp; a brother, Kenneth Crisp; two sisters, Gladys Earl and Mary Ethel
Crisp; and an infant daughter.
Funeral services took place Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at Muir Brothers
Funeral Home, Imlay City, MI 48444, Reverend Wanda Ray will officiate with
burial in Fairview Cemetery in Pickford on August 8.
Claude A. Cater, 81, passed away at Orchard Park Nursing Home on July
31, 2000 in Tacoma, Wash. He was born on September 27, 1918 on Drummond
Island and was raised on Drummond Island, Mich.
Claude served in the Army as a medic during World War II and received
a Purple Heart. He retired from Civil Service after 20 years at McCelland
AFB in Sacramento, Calif. Claude always had a smile and a kind word for
He is survived by three daughters, Deborah Baker (Martin) of Tacoma,
Wash., June Byrd of Abaline, Texas, and Linda Cater and son Mike Cater
both of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mable Cater.
A memorial service will be held in Tacoma, Wash. at 2 p.m. on August
7. A graveside service will be held at Drummond Island Cemetery, Drummond
Island, Mich., Friday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Bob Milne officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford,
Stanley James McKee, 92, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away Sunday
morning, August 6, 2000 at his home.
Stan was born on October 22, 1907 in Bruce Township, Mich. to James
and Mary (Johnson) McKee. He worked for Armstrong Oil Co., J. L. Whitehead
Construction Co., and he was Sheriff of Chippewa County from 1960 until
1967. In 1972, he retired from the Chippewa County Road Commission. Before
retirement, he was the caretaker of the I-75 Rest Area. His memberships
include the Sault Wesleyan Church and the Michigan Sheriff's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Erma (Eveleigh) McKee; one son, James (Margaret)
McKee of Round Lake, Ill.; two grandchildren, Laura (Jerry) Deitz and James
McKee both of Round Lake, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Zackery Deitz,
and Jessika and Kaylin McKee; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Doris Brownlee
Hillock; and one brother, Charles McKee.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8 from 4:30 until 9 p.m.
at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
August 9 at Hovie Funeral Home with Reverend Dale Kessler and Reverend
Richard Moore officiating. Burial will be at Donaldson Cemetery.
Memorials may be left to the Sault Wesleyan Church.
BOISCLAIR, RICHARD, 63, of Evergreen Shores, St. Ignace died August
7, 2000 at Mackinac Straits Hospital ER. Arrangements are incomplete, and
handled by Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace.
Ronald Augustson was born August 1, 1939 and passed away on May 3,
2000 in Cookville, Tenn. while visiting his mother and sons family.
Ronald (Augie), was born and raised in the Rudyard area until his family
moved to Detroit. He served in the military and after leaving, married
Judy Mattson from Munising. He recently retired from the State of Michigan
prison system in Ionia. He and Judy lived in Saranac.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; two children, a daughter Theresa, and
a son Eric; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Marian;
and a brother, Larry and family. He leaves many cousins in the Rudyard
His father Heino, died several years ago.
Graveside services and cremation interment will be in the North Rudyard
Cemetery on Saturday, August 12 at 3 p.m.
Zelpha Kozusko, 87, of St. Ignace died Tuesday evening, August 8, 2000
at Northern Michigan Hospital following a short illness. She was born in
Cooks, Mich. December 18, 1913. Her parents were Edward and Ida (Miller)
Miller. She was married to Edward Kozusko, a retired Master Sgt. Ariel
Photographer, and they owned and operated Kozusko Pastie Shop on West US
2 many years. Edward died January 7, 1987. The Pastie Shop is now known
as Suzies Pasties. Zelpha was a very active outdoors person, and the family
Millers Camp was their pride and joy. She was very active in the Democratic
She is survived by her son, Frank (Sharon) Rogers of Three Rivers;
three grandchildren, Melanie Leimbach, Brian Rogers, and Zelpha Smith;
and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bertine Fenner; a brother, Bill
Miller; and a daughter-in-law, Frances Rogers.
There will be no visitation at her request, and a graveside service
will be held at Brevort Cemetery in Brevort on Saturday, August 12 at 11
a.m. with Deacom Donald Olmstead officiating. Dodson Funeral
Home handled the arrangements.
Hannah Wilks, 2, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2000.
Hannah is survived by her loving parents, Matthew and Sue Anne (Cleary)
Wilks; brothers, Adam and Aaron; and grandparents, Winston and Betty Wilks,
and William (Pat) and Delores Cleary.
Visitation is Tuesday, August 15, 10 until 11:30 a.m. at Clark Bailey
Newhouse Funeral Home, 113 Maple St., Sault Ste. Marie. Memorial reception
will be held at 1 p.m. at 612 Dillon, Sault Ste. Marie.
Marie Josephine Stefanski, 94, of Goetzville, Mich. passed away Friday
afternoon, August 11, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie,
Marie was born in Chicago on April 12, 1906 and moved to Goetzville
in 1932. She was employed with the US Postal Service working as a mail
carrier in Goetzville/Stalwart area for 20 years. She enjoyed crocheting,
knitting, reading and watching TV. Marie was a member of St. Stanislaus
Kostka Catholic Church where she was a member of the Alter Society and
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine (Raymond) Smith of Garden
City, Mich. and Gertrude Steib of Raber, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and
many great and great-great-grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Stefanski in 1959;
sons, Donald and Robert; brother, Stanley Rakoczy; sister, Stella Rakoczy;
and grand-son, Robbie Smith.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 13 at Reamer Funeral Home in
Pickford, Mich. from 4 until 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic
Church on Monday, August 14 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Jerry Nowacki celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be left the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford,
Ronald Arthur Cowell, 67, of Mackinac Island died Thursday afternoon,
August 10, 2000 at his home following a short illness. He was born November
17, 1932 in Pickford to Fuller Arthur and Martha Evelina (Johnson) Cowell.
He married Peggy Green of Mackinac Island June 15, 1951 and they lived
in Westpoint, Ky. for five years, returning to Mackinac Island. He was
a very active citizen on the Island, and with impeccable work ethics. He
worked for the Grand Hotel as Maintenance man for many years, also the
Chippewa Hotel, Mackinac College and M.R.A. before that, served on the
Mackinac Island City Council, School Board, Lions Club, Planning Commission,
Medical Center Board, Police force, drove taxi nights for Carriage Tours,
and a Mackinac Island Fireman nearly 40 years. He was known as the Maintenance
Man on Mackinac. He worked until Monday, August 7 even though he was very
ill with cancer. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Westpoint, Ky.
He leaves a great void on Mackinac Island.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; four sons, Keith of St. Marys, Georgia,
Michael (Vicki) of Carp Lake, Ronald Jr. (Kim) of Green Bay, Wisc., and
James (Kendra) Cheboygan; four daughters, Laurie (Jim) Bradley of Green
Bay, Wisc., Cathy Frick of Boyne City, Nancy (John) Ellison of Mackinac
Island, and Anna (Scott) Charboneau of Howell; two brothers, John Cowell
of Carp Lake, and George Cowell of Trenton; four sisters, Lorma Kolatski
of Mackinac Island, Fay Grove of Sault Ste. Marie, Geraldine Kolatski of
Cheboygan, and Almeda Bodwin of Cadillac; 20 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Rueban, Albert, and Merlin; sisters,
Susan and Lorna; and a daughter, Rose Mary who died at 3 years old.
Friends may call at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island
on Sunday, August 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Services will be at 4 p.m. with Fr.
Jim Williams officiating. Cremation will follow. Ron was taken from the
boat to St. Anne's by Fire truck with all fireman as honor guard.
Dodson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
William Eric Seppala, 78, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away Saturday
evening, August 12, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Seppala was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on March 11, 1922.
He was a World War II Army veteran, who later joined the V.F.W. Post #3676
as a life member and the American Legion Post #3. He enjoyed hunting and
fishing from his camp on Drummond Island.
He is survived by a son, William Seppala of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.;
three daughters, Jeannie (Frank) Schaefer of Holland, Mich., Susan (Steven)
Watson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Ann Alisa (Wayne) Nicolen of Kalamazoo,
Mich.; five grandchildren, Frank, Lisa, Kelly, Steven, and Shawn; and one
He was preceded in death by Josephine; his parents, Charles and Amanda
(Mannesto) Seppala; a son, Charles Seppala; three brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15 at Hovie
Funeral Home with Father Donald Shiroda as celebrant. Friends may gather
at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Donna M. Jacobs, 70, of 125 S. 16th Place, Sturgeon Bay, passed away
early Monday morning, August 14, 2000 at her home.
She was born July 17, 1930 in DeWitt, Mich., the daughter of the late
Berton N. and Hazel M. (Duff) Alward. Donna had been a member of the Lions
Club in Michigan.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (James) Hipp of Michigan,
Kathy (Michael) Franklin of Sturgeon Bay, Brenda McLeod of Caldwell, Idaho;
one son, Scott (Carol) Jacobs of Rudyard, Mich.; one brother, Eugene (Flora)
Alward; one sister, Marie (Tom) Sutton both of Lansing, Mich.; fifteen
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary DePew; and six
brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made in her name for Door County Hospice.
Davis Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
JOHN Van WAZER
John Robert VanWazer, 82, of Essex, Ct., died August 13, 2000 at Middlesex
Hospital, Middletown, Ct. He was born on April 11, 1918 in Chicago, Ill.,
son of the late John and Florence (Johnson) VanWazer.
He's survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Thompson) VanWazer and his step-son,
Glenn and his wife, Janice Roberts and his grandson Max Roberts all of
He received his BS magna cum laude, Northwest Univ., 1940; MA, 1941,
PhD, 1942, Harvard University. Appointments: Research Chemist, Eastman
Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., 1942-44; Group Leader, Manhatten Project, Tennessee
Eastman, Oak Ridge, Tn., 1944-46; Research Chemist Rumford Chemical Works,
Providence, RI, 1946-49; Head of Physics, Great Lakes Carbon Corporation,
Morton Grove, Ill., 1949-50; Senior Scientist, Assistant Research Director,
Monsanto, Anniston, Al, Dayton, Oh., St. Louis, Mo., 1959-65; Senior Scientist,
Research Director, Monsanto, St. Louis, Mo., 1965-68; Professor of Chemistry,
1968-88, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1988-. Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, Tn. Publications: 273 articles in fundamental scientific journals,
seven books, 34 book chapters, 14 US patents, 32 encyclopedia articles.
Memberships: Emeritus Member, American Chemical Society; Life Member, Royal
Society of Chemistry, UK; Fellow, retired, American Association for the
Advancement of Science; Sigma Xi; Life Member, New York Academy of Sciences;
American Institute of Physics; Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker; Phi Beta
Kappa. Recently recognized to appear in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of
the 20th Century Award, Second Edition.
He summered for 20 years at Drummond Island, Mich. and helped put artifacts
for the historical society together. His parents had a home there for over
Funeral services will be private. Contributions in his memory may be
made to the Weiss Hospice Unit, Patient Care Fund, 55 Crescent St., Middletown,
The Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook,
Ct. is in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Cuthbert Peterson
Edwin Cuthbert Peterson, 67, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on February
12, 2002 at his home.
Edwin was born in Sault Ste. Marie on February 11, 1935, the son of
Edwin B. and Gladys (Cuthbert) Peterson. He grew up in the Sault and graduated
from Sault High School in 1954. He attended LSSU when it was the Sault
Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology from 1954-1956. He
played basketball for the Soo Tech Hornets. He then transferred to Northern
Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1958. He earned
a Master's Degree in education-guidance from the University of Wisconsin
in 1962 and a Master's in school administration at NMU in 1965. Edwin's
Ph.D. in education/ supervision and administration came at the University
of Southern California in 1977. Since July, 1972, he has been Chief of
the Education Services Division, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Hickam
Air Force Base, Hawaii.
He is survived by a brother-in-law, Alex Sutton; a niece, Nancy (Sutton)
and her children, Stacey, Katey and their father, Terry, all of Petoskey;
and a nephew, Brian Sutton and his wife, Helen and their children Josh
and Kyle. He is also survived by an uncle and aunt, George and Clara Cuthbert
and cousins, Beverly Cuthbert, Gary and his wife, Bea Cuthbert, and Kathryn
and Ana Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Gladys Peterson
and a sister, Barbara Sutton.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Hovie Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial
will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Northern Michigan
University Scholarship Fund in the name of Edwin Peterson, Lake Superior
State University, or a charity of your choice.
Gordon "Muzzy" Bertram, age 85, of Brimley, Michigan passed away early
Sunday morning, June 30, 2002 at his home.
Muzzy was born on September 22, 1916 in Brimley, Michigan, the son
of the late James and Hattie (Allen) Bertram. He was married 65 years ago
to Mollie Sutton of Sault Ste. Marie and they lived in Pontiac, where he
worked for Pontiac Motor Division. During World War II, Muzzy joined the
Navy Seabees and served two years in the South Pacific. At the end of the
war, the Bertrams made their home in Brimley. Muzzy joined the Operating
Engineers as a heavy equipment (crane) operator. He has worked on many
local building projects, including the MacArthur Lock, Mackinac Bridge,
replacing the furnace at the former Union Carbide building and repair work
on the Soo Falls Canal. Muzzy retired 20 years ago. He has been involved
in Brimley activities throughout the years as a very active member of the
Messer-McGahey-Routhier Brimley VFW Post #9023. He is also a member of
the Elks #1860, the Hulbert American Legion, a life member of the Masons
#358, and a former member of the Brimley Lions. Until just a few years
ago, Muzzy and Mollie served the Brimley area at Christmas time as Mr.
and Mrs. Santa Claus. They would visit the school, the senior citizen establishments
in other areas and they took a very active part in the Fourth of July parades
He is survived by his wife; Molly Bertram and many, many nieces and
nephews. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law; Helen (Leon) Desarmeaux,
Norajean Wilcox, and Gladys Niemi, and two brothers-in-law; James (Julia)
Sutton and Robert (Patricia) Sutton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Allen and George
Bertram, and four sisters; Helen Wilson, Alice Goldade, Lou Wilson, and
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
July 2, 2002 at Hovie Funeral Home with a VFW memorial service at 7:00
p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral
home with Pastor Rod Case officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Messer-McGahey-Routhier
Brimley VFW Post #9023.
Jeffrey D. Bloomer, age 36, of Tampa, Florida entered eternal rest
on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Florida after
a brief illness.
He was born on September 19, 1965 in Tennessee. He was a resident of
the Sault area during his childhood moving to Florida in 1984. He enjoyed
being around people especially his family and friends.
He is survived by his stepfather, Dale Bowerman of Sault Ste. Marie,
Michigan, stepbrother, Dale Bowerman Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Michigan and Florida.
His mother, Sue Bowerman, a brother, Jody Bloomer and a stepsister,
Melissa Bowerman, preceded Jeffrey in death.
At his family request, no funeral services will be held.
Final resting place will take place at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery.
Ross Funeral Home of Pickford, Michigan assisted his family with final
Bertha Haley, age 87, died at Community Home Health and Hospice in
Flint, MI on June 30, 2002. Funeral Service will take place 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek
officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends
at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Monday and 9-9 Tuesday.
Bertha was born in a lumber camp near Forest Lake, MI on February 13,
1915. She was the daughter of Victor Viilo and Emma Salo. Bertha grew up
in Dafter, MI and was the last surviving member of the Viilo family. She
worked as a domestic in Grosse Pointe, MI prior to her marriage to Martin
Haley in Flint, MI on June 24, 1934. Her husband was employed at Buick
Motor Division. Later that year, they moved back home to Sault Ste. Marie,
MI. They raised their four children in the Soo until the closing of Union
Carbide in 1964, where he was employed. The family returned to the Flint
area where Martin was employed at General Motors as a millwright. They
were married for 59 years.
Bertha was kind and generous. She enjoyed family gatherings, visiting
friends and neighbors, and gardening; especially her beautiful Easter lilies.
After her husband's death in 1993, Bertha became a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. She loved helping her daughter with craft
Surviving are her daughter, Marlene Cole and husband Francis Limmer
of Flint; sons, Patrick Haley and wife Cynthia of Novi, Frederick Haley
and wife Janet of Clio, and Thomas (Michael) Haley of Mt. Morris; nine
grandchildren, Amy Litzer, Fred Cole, Cassandra Dempsey, Tracey Cole, Roy
Haley, Kevin Haley, Melissa Bisaha, Laura Foutch, and Kristina Haley; five
great-grandchildren, Cody, Mitchell, Hailey, Chelsea, and Taylor; several
nieces and nephews; special friends, Mary Merrille, Sherry Albin, and Robert
and Joanne Keeler.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Emma Viilo,
brothers Alex and Walter Viilo, husband Martin Haley, and sister Martha
Atkinson (died June 26, 2002).
The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Miles Martin
Funeral Home. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Katherine E. Glenn, 85, of Eckerman, died Sunday morning June 30, 2002
at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Born May 17, 1917 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Carl & Maryann
(Miller) Richter, Katherine had been a resident of the Eckerman area for
over 62 years. She held various employments throughout her lifetime and
currently owned and operated Kate's Agate Shop. Katherine was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Paradise and enjoyed craftwork and collecting
Besides her parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her husband
George on September 10, 1999. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church in Paradise with Pastor Dean Tesch officiating. Interment
will follow at the Paradise Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the church
on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Jean White of Allegan, Michigan, died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at her
home. Mrs. White was born September 17, 1915 in Abrams, Wisconsin, the
daughter of the Rev. George C. and Adeline (Winans) Saunderson.
She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1937
and taught school for more than 10 years in Rudyard, Michigan in the U.P.
and also at the Allegan Junior High School. She attended the Allegan Presbyterian
Church for many years.
Surviving are two children, Mary and Robert Mercier of Illinois and
Donald White of Allegan; 1 granddaughter, Jean L. Mercier of Oregon; one
sister, Ann Adams of Minnesota; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no services. Interment will take place in Rudyard Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to Dollars for Scholars. Arrangements
by the Gordon Funeral Residence, 528 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010.
Bernard Joseph "B.J." Huffman, 29, of Manistique and Monroe died Sunday
evening, June 30, 2002 in Monroe County when the truck he was driving collided
with a train.
B.J. was born July 12, 1972 in St. Ignace. His parents are Carl and
Phyllis (Paquin) Huffman of Manistique, formerly of St. Ignace. He graduated
from Escanaba High School and Northwestern Tech. College in Wasau, Wisc.
He was a welder and roofing contractor. He is a life member of Sault Tribe
Chippewa Indians and St. Francis Catholic Church in Manistique. B.J. had
spinal meningitis when he was 4 1/2, leaving him deaf, and had a coclear
implant when he was a teenager. He had many, many friends, and was loved
by all who met him, and also had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Phyllis Huffman of Manistique;
a sister and her husband Nichole and Jason Veroni of Cheboygan and their
daughter, Katie; his grandparents, Bernard and Vi Paquin of St. Ignace;
and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home today from 4- 8p.m.
Parish prayers will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Donald
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius
Loyola Church with Fr. C. Michael Rhoades and Deacon Don officiating.
Burial will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery.
KOSCHMIDER, THEODORE, 88, of Trout Lake died early Monday morning,
July 1, 2002 at Heartland Harbor Long Term Care in Ann Arbor. He is a former
Real Estate Broker and also a former Trout Lake Township Supervisor. The
funeral is tentatively set for Friday. Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace
is handling arrangements.