Miscellaneous Chippewa County, Michigan Obituaries


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Ruby L. Casino of S. Mackinac Trail in Dafter died on Friday, June 1, 2001. She was born Aug, 7, 1928 in Sault Ste. Marie and enjoyed swimming and traveling to visit her family.
She is survived by five daughters: Janice (Bob) Kerley; Suesan (Patrick) Meehan; Mary (Rick) Casino Walker; Kathy (Dan) Quenneville and Laurie (Thom) Clink; one brother, William Cryderman; two sisters: Goldie Moore and Gloria Larson and nine grandchildren: Robby & John Kerley; Natalie & Ian Clink; John, Joseph and Maria Meehan and Katie and Justin Quenneville.
She was predeceased by herhusband, John B. Casino, a son, Joseph Walker Casino, a sister, Violet Cryderman and three brothers: Floyd, Basil and Joseph Cryderman, as well as her parents, Joseph and Isabell Cryderman.
At her request, no funeral services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chippewa County. Arrangements are being handled by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

John W. Sabatine of Maple Street in Sault Ste. Marie died on May 31, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Dec. 2, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie.
A retiree from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Michigan National Guard, he also retired from Kewadin Casinos, where he was box-office manager for the entertainment department. He was a member of the Christopher Columbus Society, Elks Lodge No. 552, a life member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, and American Legion 40 & 8.
He was also president of Sault Community Theater and held a number of Elks offices including: Past Exalter Ruler, State Editor of the Michigan Elk News and Chairman of the Board ofthe state Elk Trustees.
He performed for many years in the annual Madrigal dinner, coached hockey, baseball and football for many years and was a trainer for the LSSC hockey team. He was also Race Director for the I-500 and a winner of the Inalian-American Heritage Award.
He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Mitchell, one son, Tim (Stephanie) Sabatine of Sault Ste. Marie, three daughters: Sharlene (Lon) Weber of Phoenix, Ariz; Amy (Mark) Kerckaert of Kinross and Kathy (Deric) Wright of Ilwaco, Wash.; two sisters: Judy Sandie of Greenville, Mich. andSuzy Brotherman of Ft. Collins, Colo. 
Also surviving are grandchildren: Joshua Weber, Kali Weber, Patrick Sabatine, Thadius Sabatine, Mark Herkeart, Timothy Wright, Anthony Wright, Amy Kerckaert and Christian Wright.
Pallbearers will be: Timothy Wright, Anthony Wright, Christian Wright, Patrick Sabatine, Thadius Sabatine and Joshua Weber.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, June 3, 2001, at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. VFW services will be held at 7:45 p.m.; Elks Lodge Services will be held at 8 p.m. and American Legion services will be held at 8:15 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2001 at Central United Methodist Church with Dr. Ralph Jauka officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chippewa County or the Elks National Foundation. 

Edwin L. Kohler, age 85 of Drummond Island passed away early Wednesday morning, May 31, 2001 at his son's home in New Boston, Mich.
Ed was born in Charlevoix, Mich. on Aug. 7, 1915. He started to visit Drummond in 1937 and moved to the Island as a permanent resident in 1984 from Gibraltar, Mich.
He retired in 1974 as a master electrician and part-owner of Peck Electrical in Wyandotte, Mich. from 1954 to 1974. He graduated from Wyandotte High School and played football for the first Wyandotte team to go undefeated.
Ed was a life member of the Wyandotte Masonic Lodge No. 170 F &AM, a member ofthe Wyandotte Alumni Football Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local and the Drummond Island Sportsman Club. He served on the Electrical Examining Board in Wyandotte from 1948 until 1951, served as chairman of the Gibraltar Planning Commission; chairman of the Gibraltar Zoning Board of Appeals and served as City Treasurer ofGibraltar from 1958 to 1971.
He is survived by one son, Edwin J. (Karen) Kohler of New Boston; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother, James J. Kohler of Trenton, Mich.
He was preceded in dearth by his wife Irene (Krahnke) in 1996, parents Julius and Dorothy Kohler and one infant sister, Dorothy J. Kohler.
Memorial services will be held at the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home at 26307 E. Huron River Drive in Flat Rock, Mich.
Memorial services are beingplanned for a later date on Drummond Island with interment in the Drummond Island Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be left to the Arbor Hospice, 7445 Allen Road, Suite 230, Allen Park, Mich 48101.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford.

Edna A. Semanko, age 84, a former residentof Avery Square in Sault Ste. Marie died at the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette on Friday, June 1, 2001. She resided at Norlite since Jan. 1, 2001.
Edna was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Harbor Springs to Seraphim and Anna (Huskey) LaDuke. She lived her entire life in the Sault Ste. Marie area, retiring from the A&P Food Store as the bookkeeper. She befriended many customers during her service there.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Daughters of Isabella, the Gazelles and St. Joseph Ladies Guild. Edna's most cherished involvement was with a rosary group of close, caring friends who have met weekly for over 20 years for support and prayer.
Edna was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend to many.
Surviving are her children: Arlynn A. Surrell of Marquette and George (Vivian) Semanko of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters: Donna Desrochers of Sault Ste. Marie and Betty Nichols of Marietta, Ga. and eight grandchildren : Matthew (Jane) Surrell of Marquette; Jeffrey Surrell of Washington, D.C.; Christopher (Stephanie) Surrell of Lansing; Lori (Don) Reynolds of Kansas City, Mo.; Michael Semanko of Kansas, Mo.; Dana (Tom) Hartnagel of Chesterfield, Mo.; Shelley (Tim) Schempt of Des Moines, Iowa and Jerry (Tani) Pfeifer of Aiea, Hawaii. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous loving friends in the area.
Two brothers, Vrnon and Lawrence LaDuke; two sisters, Clara Burt and Donelda Taylor and her parents preceded Edna in death.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a funeral Mass following at 11 a.m. at the church. Final resting place is at Riverside Cemetery.
At Edna's request, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

Death Notices
Kathleen Caughlin of West 11th Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie died at her home on Saturday, June 2, 2001. She was born Dec. 16, 1911 in Sault Ste. Marie.
Arrangements will be announced later by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. 

Graveside services for Raymond C. Johnson will be held June 5 at 11 a.m. at Colburn Cemetery in Strongs with Pastor Dave McIntyre officiating. The service will be followed by a lunch at the Town Hall.

Graveside services for Dennis R. Cameron will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Mission Hill Cemetery in Bay Mills. 

Marion E. Kabelman, 68, of Eckerman, died Wednesday morning August 1, 2001 at her residence under the loving care of her family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born December 7, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Cecil and Bessie (Kecker) Clark, Mrs. Kabelman attended school in Hulbert and was a lifelong area resident. Marion served as the Chippewa Township Treasurer for 16 years and was formerly employed at the MacJo Store and Gas Station at the Hulbert Corner for 26 years and later at the Coachlite Restaurant in Strongs until her retirement. Marion was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting and puzzles. She also loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, berry picking, hunting for morel mushrooms and picnics with her family at Lake Superior.
Besides her parents, Marion is preceded in death by her brothers, Roy, Delmar, Melvin, Cecil and Elwin; and one sister, Shirley Green.
Survivors include her children, Barb (Jim) Kabelman of Eckerman, Kenneth Jr. "Pete" (Sheryl) of Strongs, Laura (Ed) Gorentz of Strongs, Bill (Lela) of Eckerman, Don (Terry) of Maple City, Beth (Steve) Nichols of Dafter, Carol (Don) Harding of Eckerman; former husband, Kenneth Sr. of Strongs; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Bertha McKenzie and Moreen (Worth) Carlson all of Gowen; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 3 at 1 p.m. at the Strongs Community Church with Pastor Larry Gegnor officiating. Interment will follow at the Colburn Cemetery in Strongs. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the services.

A Memorial Service for Jane Fenlon, who passed away March 10, 2001 in Petoskey, will be held Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Hessel. Interment will take place at Fenlon Cemetery in Hessel followed by Fellowship at the Hessel Community Center. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Fenlon of Phoenix and Sister Maureen Fenlon of California.
Jane was the wife of Edward "Ned" Fenlon of Petoskey; and mother of Michael Fenlon, M.D. of Long Beach, California.

Eugenia S. Hardy, 86, died on August 2, 2001 at Mackinac Straits Long-Term Care Facility in St. Ignace.
She was born January 7, 1915 in Chicago and later moved to the South Haven area at age 15. In 1976, she retired from Bohn Aluminum, after having worked there for many years. Eugenia loved to travel and to be involved in many activities. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of South Haven, the Emblem Club, the Scott Club, and the Eastern Star.
Eugenia is survived by her son Kenneth and his wife Nancy of St. Ignace; a daughter, Donna Nicholas of Cost Mesa, Calif. and five grandchildren -- James Hardy and his wife Jackie of Huron, Ohio; Kenneth Hardy Jr. of Mackinac Island; Roxanne and Clark Smith of St. Ignace; Brandon Nicholas of Cost Mesa and Nicole Nicholas of Huntington Beach, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Hardy in 1977, who was South Haven's Chief of Police for many years; her parents, Albert and Victoria Rusin; sisters, Lottie Vanderboegh and Irene Berman, and her son-in-law Gerald Nicholas.
Visitation will be at the Filbrant Home in South Haven from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Graveside services will be at Lake View Cemetery in South Haven at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Kathy Balk officiating.
Dodson Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 8 at 2 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home from Thomas Bruce Aho of Rudyard, Route 2. He died August 16, 2001 at his home in Marquette Township. He was a heavy equipment operator for Michael John Piipo many years. His parents were Urho and Lillian Vartti Aho.
He is survived by a twin sister and her husband, Ingrid and Commander David Pollock of Pass Christian, Miss.; one niece and one nephew, Tegan and Isaac; and aunts and uncles.
Commander David Pollock will officiate at the service.

METKIFF, NORMA M., 89, a resident of Pickford, Mich. and Naples, Florida passed away at 4 p.m. on October 4, 2001 at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford.

DONAGHUE, MATTHEW HOWARD, 41, of Ozark, Mich. passed away at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

Carmen W. Campbell, 72, of Goetzville, Mich. formerly of Clio died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 at the Whipple-O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio, Rev. Jim Britt officiating with burial in West Vienna Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 - 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Foundation.
Carmen was born December 2, 1927 in Vienna Township, Mich. the son of James H. and Emma E. (McIntosh) Campbell. Carmen was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was employed with Chevrolet for 30 years retiring in 1978. He was a life member of the Am Vets. Carmen enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his friend and soul mate of 22 years, Beulah J. Heath; sons, Ronald and wife Sarah Campbell, Carmen and wife Judy Campbell; daughters, Betty and husband David Heath; Linda and husband Rick Lytle, Barbara and husband Mike Crawford, and Diana McGrath; five step-grandchildren, Gloria and husband, Jim Vaughn, James Heath, David and wife Bety Heath, Walter and wife Darlene Heath, Victoria and husband Jimmy Cossell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Isabell and husband Norman Peters, Rose and husband Ken Eastman, Jean and husband Giff Rohrer.
Carmen was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Chester and Ernest; sister, Minnie; and son, Donald.

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, Ont.
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.

Doris V. Carrier, 80, of Mack Haven Drive, Drummond Island, Mich. passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 15, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Doris was born in Detroit, Mich. and lived in Detroit for many years before moving to Drummond Island with her husband Robert in 1973. She worked as a secretary in the Insurance Business in Detroit and enjoyed nature, gardening and was an animal lover.
She is survived by four nieces, Carrie Hill, Kathy Tate, Pat Beno and Diana Stricklen all from the Detroit area; and one cousin, Harry H. Hunter of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1984; two sisters, Molly Luellen in 1994; and Betty Jean Thomas in 1965.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at the Drummond Island Cemetery with Pastor Bob Milne officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford, Mich.

Clare W. Hendee, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 21, 2001 at the HCR Manor Care Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He had lived in the Washington area for 45 years.
Clare Worden Hendee was born August 17, 1908 the fifth of seven children, on a family farm near Pinckney, Michigan. He graduated from Pinckney High School in 1925, and in 1930 from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) with a BS in Forestry. In 1934, he married Myrtle Parker at her family's farm home near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, now the Hendee Tree Farm.
Clare worked 38 years for the U.S. Forest Service in progressively responsible assignments: tree planting supervision and timber cruising 1930-32; District Ranger, Kenton, Mich. 1932-36; Supervisor, Ottawa National Forest, Ironwood, Mich. 1936-39; Supervisor, Superior National Forest, Duluth, Minn. 1939-44; Supervisor, Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland, Ore. 1944-46; Asst. Regional Forester, Denver, Colo. 1946-50; Regional Forester for California, San Francisco 1951-55; Deputy Chief of the Forest Service for Administration 1955-1968. While Deputy Chief, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration in 1960 from George Washington University. He received the Department of Agriculture Distinguished Service Award.
After retirement, he taught forestry for a semester each at his alma mater, Michigan State University and University of Alaska in Fairbanks, and for seven semesters at the University of Maryland. He served 28 years on the Board of Directors of the Renewable National Resources Foundation (chair 1990-96), as Washington DC representative for the Society of Range Management 1972-85, and co-authored the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions of the major college textbook, Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources.
Clare Hendee was active for 45 years in the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Maryland, serving on and chairing at various times the Finance and Endowment Committees and Administrative Board. A favorite project was guiding a 30-year transition of the Centennial Family Farm (1893-present) near Sault Ste. Marie into the Hendee Tree Farm, selected as Michigan's Regional Tree Farm of the Year for 2000 in the American Tree Farm System.
Clare Hendee was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Myrtle Parker Hendee in 1996. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle Ann and Walter Goetz of Bethesda, Maryland, with whom he lived from 1992 until entering nursing care in May, 2000; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John Hendee and Marilyn Riley of Sausalito, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Cecil Hendee in Florida; a sister, Marjory Cassas in California; and a sister, Blanche Clark in Michigan. Also surviving is his nephew and niece, William and Norma Raynard and family of Pickford and many other relatives in the lower peninsula of Michigan.
Visitation will be held at the Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home at 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD on Friday, January 26 from 3 until 5 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. 
Memorials may be left to the Endowment Fund of the Chevy Chase Methodist Church.
Burial with graveside services will be beside his beloved wife in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens on M-129 Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on June 2, 2001.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford, Mich.

George Harris Linacre, 70, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning, March 29, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Linacre was born in Albany, New York on July 6, 1930, the son of the late George and Katherine (Hoffman) Linacre. He came to the Eastern Upper Peninsula on Michigan via his service in the United States Coast Guard. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Gustafson) Linacre; two sons, Michael Linacre of Haslett, Mich. and Kenneth Linacre of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two daughters, Donna Robach of St. Ignace, Mich., and Jeannine (Richard) Houser of Corydon, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Raymond Amacher, Drew and Evan Linacre, Kerri Hagerstrom, Tracy Ford, and Melanie and Jessie Ewing; two step-grandchildren, Junior and Jerry Robach; one great-grandchild, Jaelyn Hagerstrom; and two step-great-grandchildren, Antony Pasterski and Melissa Robach. He is also survived by three brothers, John (Betty) Linacre of Rensselaer, N.Y., and Howard (Midge) Linacre and Donald Linacre both of Albany, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, G. Michael and Daniel Linacre; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Jeannine.
At this time no services have been planned. A Memorial Service may be held at a later date. Hovie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Andrew "Andy" R. Baker passed away at Long Term Care at War Memorial Hospital August 1, 2001. He was born on October 3, 1899 and a lifelong resident of the Sault. 
Andy was born in the family home on Baker Side Road, the fourth child of Andrew B. and Eliza Baker. With his five brothers and three sisters he got his early education in Pine Grove School. He worked his way through Sault High School by selling shoes at the Hub Store. Later he attended Ferris Institute and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. Returning to his home town in the late "20s he was employed at Northern Electric.
Andy Baker started a countless number of young people in the appreciation of music as he taught piano and organ for many, many years. Andy played the music for the first funeral ceremony at the Hovie Funeral Home's "new" location on Bingham Avenue on Palm Sunday in 1936. His career as the organist at Hovie Funeral Home carried through over 60 years. Andy's other musical contributions include being the organist at The First Presbyterian Church for over 45 years, the Masonic Lodge for over 55 years, the Loins Club and many others. Andy was 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, a Life Member of the Bethel Lodge #358, a member of the Elks Lodge #552, and a member of the Conservatory in Marquette.
Andy has touched so very many people in his lifetime through the music lessons he gave to so many, the church program of which he was proud to be part of, and to those who knew him personally. Andy was very warm hearted and got along well with most everybody he came in contact with. He was a terrific cook and a great gardener. His appreciation of the arts was more than the music that he played, he also found beauty in framed prints and paintings, and also enjoyed hooking rugs. 
Andy Baker is survived by his sister, Grace Larke of Sault Ste. Marie; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his five brothers and three sisters.
Visiting for Andy Baker will take place at Hovie Funeral Home on Thursday August 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Masonic Rite performed at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Baker will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home officiated by Reverends Richard Jennings and David Henderson. Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be left in lieu of flowers to the First Presbyterian Church Rebuilding Fund.

Mary M. (Melin) Dumback, 86, of 11023 S. M-129, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at her home unexpectedly on July 31, 2001.
Mary was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 31, 1914. She lived most of her life in Chippewa County where she enjoyed her flowers, cooking, gardening, traveling and had a deep love for her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Barbeau where she had been very active for the past 50 years in all church activities.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Lou (Philip) Chalin of M-129, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Karen (Allan) Dale of Haslett, Mich., Sandra (Larry) Klusack of East Lansing, Mich., and Delores Dumback of East Lansing, Mich.; three sons, Jack (Sharon) Melin of Bark River, Mich., James (Janice) Melin of Caro, Mich., and Walter Dumback of M-129, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Blanche Ross of Rudyard, Mich., Vicky LaPointe of DeTour Village, Mich., Anna Marie (Arthur) Paquin of Nebraska and Josephine Polaczyk of California; one brother, Edward (Bea) Polaczyk of Wells, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, John A. Melin in 1944; and her second husband, Alex Dumback in 1973; one son, Alexander Dumback in 1954; a daughter, Ursula Schneider of 1993; one brother, Joseph Polaczyk; one sister, Jeanette Hodge; and her parents, John and Catherine Polaczyk.
Visitation will be held today, Thursday, August 2 from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Mich.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Barbeau with Fr. Francis DeGroot celebrant. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church in Barbeau.

Norman A. Graham, 86, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at his home.
He was born in Dafter, Michigan on March 16, 1915 the son of the late Alexander and Christina Graham. Norman graduated from Sault High School in 1932. He was on the track team that won the State Championship for Sault High. He attended Northern Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees. He taught in rural schools for five years. He taught in the Pickford School system for five years and the Sault Junior High from 1953 to 1966. He was principal at Garfield Elementary from 1966-1979 when he retired.
He was a World War II Veteran and served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945. He was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. He served as Treasurer and Superintendent of the Sunday School and acted as a Church Elder for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Irma J. (Scales) Graham; a son, Gary N. (Dawn) Graham of Colgate, Wisc.; a daughter, Janice K. Graham of Germantown, Wisc.; and three grandchildren, Kimberly, Andrew and Jennifer Graham of Colgate, Wisc.
Visitation will be held from 3 until 5 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 3 at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 4 at the funeral home with Reverend David Henderson officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorials may be left to the First United Presbyterian Church Rebuilding Fund.

Iva E. (Suggitt) Curtis, 97, a lifelong educator and resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on January 29, 2002 at War Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 30, 1905 in Bruce Township, the daughter of Anne and William Suggitt.
Iva was educated in rural schools and was a 1921 graduate of Sault Ste. Marie High School. Mrs. Curtis then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1944 and in 1953 received a master's degree from the University of Michigan. Further, Iva completed post-graduate work in special education at Eastern Michigan University.
She taught for 46 years in Chippewa County Schools. The schools included seven years in rural schools, 14 years at Garfield Elementary School, and 25 years as a teacher in the orthopedic department at the Malcolm School. In addition, Iva spent her summers for 14 years as an educator at Bay Cliff Health Camp. 
Mrs.Curtis was an extremely active participant in her community. Iva was a lifetime member of Central United Methodist Church. She also devoted herself to the Business and Professional Womens Club (B.P.W.) since 1930, ardently supported Bay Cliff Health Camp since 1940 and was inducted to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society in 1939 as a charter member. Other professional memberships Iva contributed to include: United Cerebral Palsy Association, Physically Impaired Association of Michigan, National Education Association, Michigan Education Association, Classroom Teachers Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Easter Seals, 4-H clubs, Soo Sheltered Workshop, University of Michigan Alumni Club, People to People, and the Chippewa County Historical Society.
Because of her dedication and willingness to give, Iva was recognized for several honors. In 1966, Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club had "Iva Curtis Day", and the Malcolm School Parent Teacher Association sponsored a "This is your life" night for her special service. In 1968, the Four Horseman radio show gave a "Salute to Iva Curtis". In 1978, the Physically Impaired Association of Michigan presented Iva with a Cerificate of Recognition for her distinguished service to handicapped persons. The Delta Kappa Gamma society also bestowed Mrs. Curtis as a "Woman of Distinction". 
Iva was predeceased by her parents, Anne and William Curtis; her husband, Herbert Curtis in 1993; a sister, Florence; and two brothers, Bailey and Cecil.
She is survived by two nephews, Oren (Phyllis) Suggitt of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Carl Suggitt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also surviving are brother, Lorne Edward and Dear Friend, Shirley Edward and many cousins that Iva loved very much.
Visitation will be held on Thurdsday, January 31 from 3 until 5 p.m. and then from 7 until 9 p.m. at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 1 at Central United Methodist Church with Reverend John Hamilton officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to Bay Cliff Health Camp.

Leona Burgess, 74, of Trout Lake died Tuesday evening at Marquette General Hospital following a seven month battle with cancer. She was born in Trout Lake on July 27, 1927. Her parents were Thomas and Grace (McMillan) Spencer. She graduated from Rudyard High School in 1944. On October 10, 1945, she married Wilfred R. Burgess and he died December 24, 1985. 
She worked for Ellis Motel and Restaurant, worked in housekeeping for motels and raised a family of six. She was a member of the Trout Lake Womens Club, and past President of the Citizens Involvement in Trout Lake.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas of Trout Lake and Sean of Lansing; four daughters, Daune (Charles) Bellant of Otisville, Mich., Betsy (Calvin) Mills of Trout Lake, Janis Burgess of Menominee, and Laurie (Jerry) Ball of Trout Lake; one brother, Merlin (Betty) Spencer of Trout Lake; and a sister, Lila (Don) Noha of Trout Lake; and eight grandchildren.
A brother preceded her in death in 1997.
Friends may call on Friday evening at Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Chip Jones of Grace Brethren Church in Ozark officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Trout Lake.

Mary C. Guiney, 56, of Big Rapids, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at the Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing.
She was born June 18, 1945, in Sault Ste. Marie, the daughter of James and Catherine (McAree) Sherry, and graduated from Sault Loretto High School in 1963. In 1967, she earned her B.A. in English from Northern Michigan University.
In 1969, she married Roger L. Guiney, and they moved to Big Rapids in 1976. For 10 years, she taught part-time in the English Department at Ferris State University. In 1990, they established the firm of Roger L. Guiney, CPA.
Mary Kay was a member of St. Paul's Campus Parish in Big Rapids, where she was active in the music ministry. She was a member and past president of the Mecosta County General Hospital Auxiliary, and a current member of the MCGH Foundation Board of Trustees. She was also an active member of the National Alliance for Mental Health, and was very involved with the Big Rapids High School Sports Boosters and Hockey Boosters.
Surviving are her husband; four children, Catherine (Matthew) Smith of Minneapolis, Minn., Brian (Marty) Guiney, Karen Guiney, and Jeff Guiney all of Big Rapids; three grandsons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Gabriel; one sister, Ann (John) Angiolillo of Syracuse, N.Y.; two brothers, James (Linda) Sherry of Lansing, John (Jeri) Sherry of Sault Ste. Marie; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at St. Paul's Campus Parish, with Father Tom Page officiating. Her family will greet friends at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, with a Scripture Service beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the National Cancer Institute or St. Paul's Campus Parish. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the Rogers-Mohnke Funeral Home, Big Rapids.

Audrey Ailing
Audrey D. "LeSage" Ailing of J.K. Lumbsden Way, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan died on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at General Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
She was born on December 2, 1932 on Sugar Island, Mich.
She worked for Community Action (Head Start), and retired from the Department of the Interior in 1991. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and was very influential in helping the community realize their Native American Heritage.
She is survived by her sweetheart, Joe Boissoneau; children: Kim (Walter) Santigo, Lynn (Marsha) Ailing, Adrienne (Graz) Shipman, Lon (Adrienne) Ailing and Leslie (Tracy) Ailing, along with 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Raymond & Corella LeSage; brothers: Gary LeSage and Darrell (Happy) LeSage; sisters: Joan Jones and Rayona Eson; son, Lance Ailing; and grandson, Zaagidwin Shipman.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Neeganageezhic Ceremonial Building and continuing until Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
Traditional ceremonies will be Wednesday evening, May 29. Her final resting place wil be Mission Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Clark Bailey Newhouse funeral home.

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