Archie McPherson, 51, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away late
Monday evening, April 2, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital.
Archie was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on July 7, 1949. He served
his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the
V.F.W. Post #3676 where he had been a past Chaplain. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and spending time with his beloved children, grandchildren, nieces
He is survived by his wife, Connie (Messer) McPherson whom he married
May 25, 1974; a son, Chuck (Danielle) McPherson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.;
two daughters, Lisa (Duane) Aisthorpe of Marquette, Mich. and Kimberly
McPherson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brooklyn and
Taylor Aisthorpe, and Makayla McPherson; his father, Roland (Dona) McPherson
of Manitowac, Wisc.; and his mother, Maybelle (Lewis) McPherson of Sault
Ste. Marie, Mich. He is also survived by two brothers, Joseph (Lindy) McPherson
of Kentucky, and Danny (Karen) McPherson of Petoskey, Mich.; two sisters,
Mary McPherson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Diana (Pat) Compton of Georgia;
and many special lifelong friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at
Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday,
April 6 at the funeral home with Reverend Dale Kessler and Reverend Carl
Messer officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in the spring.
Shellie D. (Solmonson) Jacobson, 38, of Traverse City, Michigan passed
away unexpectedly Monday, April 2, 2001 at Munson Medical Center.
Shellie was born on February 1, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa. Following
graduation from Sault Area High School in 1981, Shellie moved to the Traverse
City area, where she was a resident of 15 years.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jacobson of Sault
Ste. Marie, Mich.; a sister, Colleen Jacobson of San Diego, Calif.; three
brothers, Donald Jacobson of Sault Ste. Marie, Raymond Jacobson of Manistique,
and Michael Jacobson of Traverse City; grandmothers, Mrs. Erma Denker and
Mrs. Brenda Jacobson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and long-time love, Brian
Hockstead of Traverse City, Mich. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 5 at
Hovie Funeral Home with Reverend David Henderson officiating. Burial will
be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or The Gift
Vivian Iva Jones, 80, of West Griffin Street in Cedarville, Michigan
passed away at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, April 3, 2001 at Tendercare in
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Vivian was born in Cedarville, Michigan on September 12, 1920. She
had been a former resident of Barbeau, Mich. and had lived in Cedarville
She is survived by a special friend, Joseph "Ray" Anderson of Cedarville,
Mich.; four sisters, Ellen Barres of Barbeau, Mich., Edna Stabile of Algonac,
Mich., Lillian MaGowan of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and Shirley Roach of
Conroe, Texas; and one brother, Glen Slocum of Traverse City, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin H. Jones in 1985;
one sister, Gertrude Bennett in 1993; and one brother, Norman Slocum in
At her request, no services will be held. Interment will take place
in Pine Grove Cemetery later in the spring.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford,
Gertrude M. Lyons of Pine St., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. She was born May 9, 1922
in Fibre, Michigan.
Mrs. Lyons worked at Delmar for many years. She was a member of the
D.A.V. Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Francis Leo Lyons of Sault Ste. Marie;
a son, Kenneth Lyons of Plymouth; two daughters, Doreen (Bob) Campbell
of Macomb and Sharon (Dale) Isham both of Macomb, Mich.; two sisters, Doris
Hawkins of Taylor, Mich. and Florence Marchand of Louisville, Ky.; nine
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Terry Lyons; a sister, Agnes Moran; two
brothers, Homer and Lawrence Marchand; and parents, Benjamin and Antoinette
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 5 from 2 until 4 p.m. and from
7 until 8:30 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Services will
be Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Ted Brodeur
officiating. Final resting place will be in North Rudyard Cemetery.
Wayne P. Aikins, 72, of Marshall, died at his home on Thursday, July
12, 2001 after being stricken unexpectedly.
Mr. Aikins was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Green Bay, Wisc. He was the son
of Vernon W. and Bodacia D. (Price) Aikins. He was a graduate of Sault
Ste. Marie High School class of 1947. He was a member of the 1946 and 1947
varsity football and track teams. He made all Upper Peninsula second team
and All-State honorable mention in his senior year. He attended Michigan
State University and Lake Superior State College. He attended Ferris State
University, where he played varsity football. Mr. Aikins graduated with
a bachelor's degree form the university's school of business in 1952.
He was married to Delaine M. Hamilton on Aug. 16, 1951 in Sault Ste.
Marie. The couple moved to Marshall on Sept. 1, 1952, and had lived there
for 49 years.
Mr. Aikins worked in the Auto Division of State Farm Insurance Company's
Regional Office in Marshall as an underwriter. He was with the company
from 1952 until his retirement in 1994.
Mr. Aikins attended the Marshall United Methodist Church. He was a
charter member of the Marshall Lions Club, and was a past president of
the club. He served as a Marshall city commissioner and mayor pro tem during
He also served on the Marshall Board of Utilities for 12 years, and
represented the city on the board of the South Central Michigan Power Agency.
He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, serving
as a Cub Scout denmaster and on the Eagle Scout Review Board. He was a
member of Moose Lodge No. 676. He was a member of Homer Chapter No. 130
Royal Arch Masons, and Marshall Commandery No. 17 Knights Templar, and
St. Albans Lodge No. 12 F & AM. Mr. Aikins was a member of the Ferris
State University School of Business Alumni organization, and was a past
president. He was also a member of Central Michigan Underwriters.
Surviving are his wife, Delaine; a daughter, Ann Marie Aikins of Marshall;
a son, Wayne Paul (Shannon) Aikins of Marshall; a grandson, Gabriel Paul
Aikins; a sister, Ann Charles of Sanford, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home. Funeral services
celebrating his life were held on Monday, July 16 at 4 p.m. at United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Dr. Len Schoenherr and the Rev. Dr. Howard Lyman officiating.
Interment was in Oakridge Cemetery, with Masonic Lodge Burial Rites conducted
by St. Albans Lodge No. 12 F & Am. By Mr. Aikins' wishes, his "adopted
sons," Larry Leonard, Jim Brink, Rick Parker, Rick Smalek, Tom Lawrence,
Dave Crapo, Fred Klein, Bob Treat, Larry Heidrich and Rick Scherer were
his honorary pallbearers.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Leader Dogs for
the Blind or Michigan Eye Bank. Assistance with memorials is available
at Kempf Funeral Home.
PATRICIA KAY NEVINS
Patricia Kay Nevins, 48, passed away early Saturday morning, August
4, 2001 at her home in Dafter. She was born on August 26, 1952 in Lansing
and lived most of her life in Chippewa County.
She met her fiancee, Kevin about seven years ago and they bought their
home together before Pat had a stroke. She lived another five years strong
with the love and support of her friends and family and made a real difference
in their lives. She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing cards, bingo, knitting,
crochet, cooking and was an avid Red Wings fan.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Lynn Brown of Washington; sister,
Judy Lynn Barnard of Kinross; and brothers, Dave Brown, James Brown and
Richard Hoag all of Kinross; stepfather and stepmother, Donald and Virgin
Scheitler of Sault Ste. Marie.
She is also survived her fiancee, Kevin Scheitler of Dafter; his two
daughters, Martha Scheitler of Barbeau and Stephanie Scheitler of Dafter;
and one granddaughter, Micheal Scheitler; along with his loving family.
Also many loving frineds.
Pat's family would like to say a special thank you to Marquette General
for all their help and a special thank you to two of their nurses-aides,
Kim and Carla. They came out to the house and took Pat into their hearts,
showing nothing but love and support for Pat and her family.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Faith Baptist Church in Dafter with Rev. Ray Wolfe officiating. Interment
will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Reamer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Matthew Ian Brunk, 19, of DeTour, Michigan passed away early Saturday
morning, August 4, 2001 as a result of an automobile accident. Matthew
was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on April 21, 1982. He had an absolutely pure
love for life and people, young and old, male and female. Matthew was a
special child and touched the lives of everyone he knew. He loved the game
of basketball and while attending DeTour High School, played varsity basketball
for three years. Matt graduated from DeTour High School in the year 2000
with many honors, awards and scholarships. He was a member of the National
Honor Society and played all sports for his school. Matt was employed by
Construction Services of Drummond Island and also was employed by the EUPTA
on the DeTour-Drummond Island Ferry. After high school, Matthew became
seriously involved with his love of golf and excelled.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Marie Brunk of DeTour Village; his
father, Michael Charles Brunk of Ortonville, Mich.; a sister, Colleen (Lee)
Stilwell and a niece, Andrea Stilwell of Lapeer; and his sweetheart, Rachael
Morrison of Pickford.
He is also survived by his grandmother, Viola Marie LeLievre of Sault
Ste. Marie; aunts and uncles, Merrie and Randall Nelson of Sault Ste. Marie,
Philip (Buck) LeLievre of Clearwater, Fla., Carol (Bill) Malette of Sault
Ste. Marie, Raphael Brunk of Madison Heights, Elaine (Tim) Otte of Apollo
Beach, Fla., Patricia (Kent) Rasmussen of Apollo Beach, Fla., Theresa Von
Brunk of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Gloria Von Brunk of Apollo Beach, Fla.;
and cousins, Anthony LeLievre of Sault Ste. Marie and Joe LeLievre of Cadillac,
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7 from 3 until 5 p.m. and
from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford. Funeral services
will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in DeTour Village with Father Ben Paris and Mr. Doug DeGood officiating.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorials may be left to the DeTour Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
MAE Van CITTERS
Mae M. Van Citters, retired Sault High School teacher, died Saturday,
August 4, 2001 at Monte Vista Grove Presbyterian Retirement Home in Pasadena,
California. She was born September 21, 1907, the daughter of Fred C. Delbridge
and Lavina Bitter, at Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a graduate of Buena Vista
College in Storm Lake and received a master's degree from Iowa State University
in 1955. She and her husband, Adolph who predeceased her December 29, 1990
retired from the Sault school system in 1969. Following his death she spent
her remaining years with her son, Darrell, in California before entering
a nursing home.
She is survived by Darrell of Altadena, Calif.; four grandchildren,
Darrell Jr., Gregg and John of Glendale, Calif. and Karen of Albuquerque,
New Mexico; and three great-grandchildren. Additionally, three sisters,
Anna Wood of Cherokee, Iowa, Fern Plumhoff of Sun City West, Ariz., and
Hazel Blum of Storm Lake, Iowa survive.
A memorial service will be held at Monte Vista Grove in Pasadena. No
local services will be held. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Hovie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions to First United Presbyterian Church.
Lee Pappas, 79, passed away on January 25, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Pappas of Scottsdale, Ariz.;
a sister, Eve Rushford, of Sault Ste. Marie; a niece, Kathe Carter of Charlevoix
and a nephew, Peter Rushford of Florida.
Lee was a guidance counselor for Sault Area High School. She was an
avid bridge player and a member of the Sault Golf and Country Club. Lee
was also active in the hospital auxiliary.
A memorial service will be held during 10:30 a.m. service on February
10, 2002 at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Sault Ste. Marie, followed
by a reception at Studebaker's. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that donations be made on her behalf to the Traverse City chapter of the
Charles W. Hunter, 67, of Highland, died January 29, 2002 at his winter
residence in Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born March 9, 1934 in Dafter,
Michigan to the late Reuben and Melinda Hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna; daughters, Cathy (Jeff)
Misze of Muskegon, Kimberly Clay of Webberville, and Sharolyn (Steve) Zagurny
of White Lake; grandchildren, Matthew, William, Sonya, Scott, Samuel and
Stacie; and sisters, Pauline McCulligh, Beverly Sibbald, Donna (Bruce)
Martyn, Marilyn (Wilbur) Frederick and Shirley Maleport.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Clark.
Mr. Hunter was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the Ford Wixom
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Chapel of
the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd. with visitation
from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Donald H. Mason, 80, of West 41st St. Ashtabula, Ohio, died Thursday,
January 31, 2001 in the Hospice Unit at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
He was born June 9, 1921 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Harry
W. and Ida (Palmer) Mason and has been an Ashtabula area resident since
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. He was employed with
Union Carbide in Ashtabula until 1979, when he retired after 35 years.
He was a member of the First Covenant Church of Ashtabula, the Fraternal
Order of Eagles #1463 where he was past president and membership chairman,
and the United Steel Workers #3081 where he was a past vice president.
He enjoyed refinishing furniture, the Cleveland Indians and spending
time with his dog "Alex."
Surviving him is his wife, Mary E. (Moore) Mason, whom he married April
27, 1945; four daughters, Janet Frasure, Sherla Bates, Cynthia A. Butch
and Barbara J. Mason all of Ashtabula; five grandchildren, Melissa Griggs,
Timothy D. Butch, Amanda Butch, David Frasure and Mark Frasure; three great-grandchildren,
Brittany, Nichole and Dylan; three brothers, James and Robert Mason of
Sault Ste. Marie; and Gerald Mason of Elkin, N.C.; and three sisters, Dorothy
Henry of Fenville, Betty Cole of Sault Ste. Marie and Judy Cardamoni of
Sault Ste. Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers,
Harold, Glenn, Lyle, Herbert and Keith.
Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-Billman
Funeral Home, 526 Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Pastor Michael D. Williams
of the West Ave. Church of Christ in Ashtabula. Burial will be in Greenlawn
Memory Gardens in North Kingsville, Ohio. Calling hours will be Sunday,
Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Georgegeen P. Gaertner, 64, of Sault Ste. Marie died Saturday June
1, 2002 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.
She was born January 15, 1938 in Chicago, Ill. and was a professor
of English at Lake Superior State University from 1965 until 2000, including
several years as a department head. She was active at St. Mary's ProCathedral
Church providing training for altar servers and Eucharistic Ministers.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Gaertner of the Sault; a son,
Stephen Gaertner of Lansing and two brothers, George Iwanowski of Lombard,
Ill. and Robert Iwanowski of New Buffalo.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen (Pawlowski)
Visitation will be held from 5- 9 p.m. today at the Clark Bailey Newhouse
Funeral Home with prayers at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's ProCathedral
Church with Father Ted Brodeur and Fr. Sebastian Kavumkal officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Diocese of Ujjain Mission
LYND, ADELE F., 73, of Sault Ste. Marie died Saturday June 1, 2002
at War Memorial Hospital. She was born November 9, 1928. Arrangements are
incomplete and will be announced at a later date by the Clark Bailey Newhouse
BUCHANAN, MILDRED "BETTY," 68, of M-48 in Goetzville passed away at
her home at 8:40 p.m. Saturday June 1, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete
and will be announced by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford.
Anne (Gillotte) Sequin, daughter of Frank and Margaret Gillotte, was
born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on March 24, 1924. She died April 26, 2000
at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wisc.
Anne was a graduate of the Loretto Academy, class of 1941. She was
a resident of Menominee and Marinette and had been an employee of Wisconsin
Public Service Corp. prior to her marriage to Barney Sequin. He preceded
her in death on October 10, 1997. Mrs. Sequin was a member of Holy Family
She is survived by her children, Sharon (Gerald) Munro of Marinette,
Stephen (Barbara) Sequin of Depere, Sandra Sequin of Green Bay, Bobbie
Jo (Allan) Torkko of Marinette and Scott (Jane) Sequin of Green Bay; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters,
Frances of Apache Jct., Ariz., Mary of San Diego, Calif., and Rita of South
Pasadena, Calif.; and two brothers, Joseph (Marion) Gillotte of Concord,
Calif., and Stephen (Rose) Gillotte of Sault Ste. Marie; and several nieces
A memorial gathering was held April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hansen-Onion-Martell
Funeral Home. Mass was April 29 at Holy Family Catholic with Rev. David
Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
John A. Johndrow, 68, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., passed away Tuesday
May 2, 2000 in Sault Ste. Marie.
He was born on June 26, 1931 in Sault, Ont. He served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Helen (Bailey)
Johndrow; and sister, Amanda Eubanks.
He is survived by his son, Fred (Kathy) Johndrow of South Bend, Ind.;
daughters, Debbie Johndrow of Granger, Ind., and Robin Lesek of South Bend,
Ind.; a brother, Thomas (Clara) Johndrow of Brimley, Mich.; three sisters,
Selena (George) Nolan of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Mary (Robert) Weiman
of Reading, Penn. and Victoria Johndrow of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; four
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at Clark Bailey
Newhouse Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be mde to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of
Chippewa Indians Veteran Memorial.
William Edward "Sweet William" Isaacson, 72, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at his home.
On August 4, 1927, he was born the son of Isaac and Elsa (Johnson)
Isaacson in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
William served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Isaacson was employed
by Montgomery Ward for twenty-eight years in retail management. He was
a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Sault Shrine Club, Bethel Lodge
#358, Knights of the York Cross of Honor (K.Y.C.H.), Cheboygan Commandery
#50, Royal Arch Masons, Queen of the North #82 Order of the Eastern Star,
and B.P.O.E. #552. During his participation with these groups, William
was a Past Master of Bethel Lodge #358, Mason of the Year in 1984, and
Past Worthy Patron for Queen of the North #82 Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, Alic (Kirby) Isaacson; two daughters, Kristi
L. (Richard) Guimond of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and Lori L. (Dennis) Kagarise
of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two sons, William E. (Angie) Isaacson II of
Escanaba, Mich. and Kirby J. (Deborah) Isaacson of Hammond, Ind.; a sister,
Violet (Ronald) Alphonse of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; ten grandchildren,
Sara and Krysta Isaacson, Kathryne, Emily, and Robert Guimond, Scott (Kris),
Ronald, Katherine, Matthew, and Lynnea Kagarise; and three great-grandchildren,
Andrew, Scott and Rochelle Kagarise.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Robert J. Isaacson.
Visitation for Mr. Isaacson will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2000 from
5 to 9 p.m. at Hovie Funeral Home. A lodge service will be performed by
the Bethel Lodge #358 at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at
2 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Jerry
Rossow officiating. Friends may call at the church from 12 noon until the
time of service. Interment will be in Oklawn Chapel Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Faith Lutheran
Church or Masonic Temple Association Building Fund.
Paula S. Walker of E. Portage Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. died
Saturday, June 17, 2000 in her home.
She was born January 16, 1953 in Indianapolis, Ind.
She is survived by an aunt, Mary Irving of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Henrietta (Anderson)
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 22 from 6 until time of service
at 8 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Father Ben Paris will
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial
Frank Donofrio passed away peacefully at his home, with his family
by his side on Monday, June 19, 2000 at the age of 56. Loving husband of
Judy L. Donofrio. Dear father of Christopher (Patricia) Donofrio, Scott
(Myette) Donofrio, Cathy (Greig) Dear and Corey (Christine) Donofrio all
of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Grandfather of Joshua, Samantha, Scott Jr.,
Jordan, Greig Jr., Sasha, Britney and Mackenzie. Stepfather of Shelley
(Marty) Nelson of Cadillac, Michigan, Scott (Kim) Lawrence of Atlanta,
Georgia, Tamera (Bruce) Lawrence of Holt, Michigan, Heather Lawrence of
Lansing, Michigan, Nicole Lawrence of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Shawn
Lawrence of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Step grandfather of Samantha, Seth,
Stefin, Spencer, Kirsten, Gabrielle and Kamal. Brother of Henry (Donna)
Donofrio, (late) Irene Fragale (Luigi), (late) Cecilia, Sharon Carricato
(Ralph), Joanne Arbor (late Denis) and Mary Schwartz (David).
Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jean Donofrio.
Frank was retired from the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Board of Works
and was owner of the Arctic Inn Restaurant in Eckerman, Michigan.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home, 492 Wellington St., E.,
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Tuesday, June 20 from 3 - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9
p.m. Funeral mass to be celebrated from St. Gregory's Church, 71 Estelle
St., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Wednesday, June 21 at 12 noon. Rev. Victor
Amadio officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie,
Memorial contributions to the Luce County Hospice Program would be
Carol M. Niewiada, 72, of Moran died Monday morning, June 19, 2000
at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care. She was born in Detroit, April
22, 1928 to John and Louise (Pechta) Lipnitz.
She graduated from Ursuline Academy in St. Ignace, attended Nurses
school in Chicago, and was an airline stewardess for Capital Airlines until
she was married in 1951. She is a longtime member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Moran.
She is survived by a son and two daughters, Michael (Debbie) Niewiada
of Grand Rapids, Jill (Paul) Gustafson of St. Ignace and Cindy (Bruce)
Gaugush of Lansing; brother, John (Maureen) Lipnitz of St. Ignace; a sister,
Sally Frisch of Witchita, Ks.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Matcheck; a brother, Douglas
Lipnitz; and her parents.
Friends may call at the Immaculate Conception Church in Moran on Wednesday
from 4 to 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. at the church,
cremation will follow and her cremaines will be buried on the Lipnitz family
plot in Brevort Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Long Term Facility in St.
Dodson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
RYAN, IONA G., 75, of Pickford, Mich. passed away June 19, 2000 at
Shady Lane Rest Home in Newberry, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at
this time and were made through Ross Memorial in Pickford, Mich.
WHITE, LOIS M., 61, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away June 19,
2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home. She was born January 13, 1939 in Sault
Ste. Marie, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be
announced by Hovie Funeral Home.
Kennith Spurlock, 71, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away unexpectedly
Tuesday night, September 19, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Spurlock was born in Smith, Kentucky on November 4, 1928, the son
of the late John and Molly (Ledford) Spurlock. He was a Korean War Veteran
as well as an ex-POW for 27 months. His memberships include the ex-POW
Association, life member; V.F.W., life member; D.A.V., life member; and
American Legion, 25 year member. He loved to spend time with his family,
especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Donella (Jones) Spurlock, whom he married
on November 8, 1950; a son, Kennith A. Spurlock of Vancouver, Wash.; two
daughters, Roberta Silva of Boise, Id., and Tina (Lonnie) Cupp of Pickford,
Mich.; four grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Warner of Lemore, Calif., Daniel
Silva of Boise, Id., and Christine and Matthew Cupp both of Pickford, Mich.;
two brothers, Aldon (JoAnn) Spurlock and Herman (Norma) Spurlock both of
Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Mildred (Henry) Osborne of Indianapolis,
Ind.; mother-in-law, Loretta Jones of Florida; sister-in-law, Judy (Donald)
Fountain of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by
his dear friends, Donald and Minnie Ferraro.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23 at Hovie Funeral
Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
September 23 at the funeral home with Captain Thomas Riggs officiating.
Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorials may be directed to a veteran's memorial of choice or The
GROGAN, LYLE, 71, died September 19, 2000 in Traverse City, Mich. Arrangements
will be announced at a later date by Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace.