Miscellaneous Isabella County, Michigan Obituaries

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001
(Lange) Nelson, Barbara Ann
March 7, 1934 - October 16, 2001

Barb, 67, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in the a.m., as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services for Barb will be held on Friday, October 19th, at 11 a.m. at Clark Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 18th from 5-8 p.m.. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Barb may consider American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Barb Lange was born on March 7, 1934 in Champaign, IL to Paul and Julianne Lange. Barb lived in Illinois and attended Ran Tool High. She then proceeded to Mt. Pleasant and finished high school, where she graduated. On March 25, 1967 she married Arthur Nelson Sr., and became Barbara Nelson. They resided in Lansing for 22 years. Barb was a member of the Moose Lodge in St. Louis. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed getting together with family and friends, playing cards and dice.

Barb is survived by her children, Kathy (Doug) Richardson of Georgia, Richard Dunbar of St. Louis, MI, John Warner of Abilene, TX, Norm (Dot) Gibbins of Barryton, Lynn Nelson of Mt. Pleasant, Art (Kass) Nelson Jr. of Arcanum,OH and Julie Nelson of Mt. Pleasant. She is also survived by more than 28 grandchildren.

Barb was preceded in death by her four brothers, her parents and her husband of 31 years.

Barb was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Sunday, October 14, 2001
Maeder, Russell John
November 11, 1926 - October 14, 2001

Russell John Maeder, 74, of Weidman, died on Sunday, October 14, 2001, at his residence.

Funeral services for Russell will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, at 11 a.m., from the Clark Funeral Chapel with Rev. Samuel Reith officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Beal City.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Monday, October 15th from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, October 16th, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Russell may consider Hospice of Central Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Russell was born on November 11, 1926, in Isabella County, the son of John and Molly (Huber) Maeder. Russell was a sawmill operator and had co-owned Maeder Bros. Sawmill with his brother Gerald since 1948. He married Theresa Agnes Reihl on February 7, 1953, in Beal City. Russell was an avid fisherman and hunter. Russell enjoyed the outdoors and sight-seeing. He was a member of the Michigan Association of Timbermen, the Beal City Businessmen Association, and the N.R.A. Russell bowled at Chippewa Lanes for 40 years and also managed the softball league in Weidman.

Russell is survived by his wife, Theresa and his children Jane Ann Atkinson (Elton) and Thomas John Maeder (Judy Dora), all of Weidman; 2 grandchildren, Kelly and Jeremy Atkinson (Jodie); 3 great-grandchildren, Aron, Andy and Paige Atkinson; 2 brothers, Gerald Maeder (Floris) and William Maeder (Luann), all of Weidman; his sister-in-law Paula Maeder of Weidman.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dale, and an infant son.

Friday, October 05, 2001
Foutch, Earl F.
May 11, 1918 - October 5, 2001

Earl F. Foutch, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Friday, October 5, 2001, at the Laurels in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services for Earl will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, at 11 a.m. at Clark Funeral Chapel with The Rev. Nancy Casey-Fulton of St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Chippewa Township Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Monday, October 8th, from 4-9 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Earl may consider Hospice of Central Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Earl was born on May 11, 1918, in Gladwin County, the son of Ross Cecil and Gladys (Cutter) Foutch. He was retired from Alma Trailer, Detroiter where he had worked for 16 years. Earl’s first job was as a janitor for the Olympic School in 1934. He married Betty Onalee McPhall on December 29, 1979. Earl was a dear brother and friend. He was an avid sportsman and hunter with both the rifle and bow. He was a member of the Michigan Bow Hunters Association.

Earl is survived by his step-sons Milton Yates (Sue) of Mt. Pleasant and Richard Yates; his step-granddaughter “Buffy” Yates; his brother Ross Foutch (Lois) of Mt. Pleasant; his sisters Margorie Duncan of Gladwin and Hazel Foutch of Greenville; and 9 nieces and 2 nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Grant Foutch, his sisters Doris Ellis and Beryl Taylor, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

Wagner, Frank John
February 25, 1932 - October 5, 2001

Frank John Wagner, 69, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Friday, October 5, 2001, at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing.

A Funeral Mass for Frank will be held on Monday, October 8th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church with Fr. John Cotter and Fr. Phillip Schneider officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Beal City.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel Sunday, October 7th, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., and Monday, October 8th, at St. Joseph the Worker Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Frank was born on February 25, 1932, in Beal City, Michigan, the son of Frank and Mary (Konnemann) Wagner. Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Mary J. Schneider on January 4, 1985, in Beal City. Frank was employed for 29 years with Mt. Pleasant Public Schools in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Beal City Knights of Columbus 3651 and the Mt. Pleasant Moose Lodge 195.

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary of Mt. Pleasant; his daughters Theresa Cohen (Mark) of San Diego, CA, Sharon Gamble (Wesley) of Hudson, OH, Julia Innis (Douglas) of San Diego, CA, Christine Wagner of Mt. Pleasant; his step-sons John Schafer (Dawn) of South Carolina, Bernard Schafer (Marilyn) of Mt. Pleasant; and his step-daughter Mary Welsh (Ron) of Mt. Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; 1 sister Katherine Martin (Bill); 7 nephews; and 1 niece.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Oswald Schroeck, his daughter Mary Jo Wagner, and his brother, Hubert Schroeck.

Thursday, October 04, 2001
Freeze, William Gale
August 16, 1915 - October 4, 2001

William Gale Freeze, 86, of Mt. Pleasant died on Thursday, October 4, 2001, in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services for Gale will be held on Monday, October 8th, at 1 p.m., at Clark Funeral Chapel with Brother Wayne Mikels of Plymouth, Indiana, officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Two Rivers Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Sunday, October 7th, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Gale may consider God’s Helping Hands of Mecosta County. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Gale was born on August 16, 1915, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Grover Cleveland and Julia Edna (Harlow) Freeze. He married Elsie Faith Aungst in 1940 in Mt. Pleasant. Gale was employed with the City of Mt. Pleasant in the street department for over 30 years. He was a past president of the local union for the street department. Gale loved being outside and working on his farm.

Gale is survived by his wife Elsie Freeze of Mt. Pleasant; his son Philip S. Freeze (Rebecca) of Huntsville, AL, and his daughter-in-law Connie Freeze of Mt. Pleasant; 5 grandchildren, Kerri Iversen (John), Amanda Freeze, Philip Freeze II, Gina Coon (Brian) and Amy Janetski (Steve); 6 great-grandchildren, Sean Frankovitch, Robert Iversen, Ashton Iversen, Janae Coon, David Janetski, and Erika Janetski; 2 brothers, Keith Freeze (Pearl) of Shepherd and Richard Freeze (Shirley) of Mt. Pleasant.

Gale was preceded in death by his son, David Gale Freeze, his parents, his 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

Wednesday, October 03, 2001
(Dennis) Raymond, Vivian Lucille
June 11, 1926 - October 3, 2001

On June 11, 1926, the Lord bestowed upon us a warm, loving and kind soul. Vivian Lucille (Dennis) Raymond returned to him October 3, 2001. Vivian was a blessing to all of us fortunate enough to have known and loved her. She was filled with a sense of kindness, which was always contagious to those close to her.

Vivian was born on June 11, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Gary) Dennis. She married Richard Raymond in 1944 in Lansing, MI. They resided in the Mt. Pleasant area until 1964 when they moved to the Lansing area.

Vivian is survived by her husband, Richard, and her children, Sharon Miller (Donald) of Grand Ledge, Gale Raymond (Linda) of Grand Ledge, Gary Raymond (Mary) of Eagle, Kathy Bedford (Chris) of Dimondale, Deborah Raymond and friend Rick David of Springhill, TN, and Richard Raymond Jr. of Lansing; 14 grand children and 9 great grand children. She is also survived by one brother, Newell Dennis (Shirley) and many nieces and nephews.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, her two children, Linda Branch of Grand Ledge and Tim Raymond of Lansing.

Funeral services for Vivian will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at 2 p.m. at Clark Funeral Chapel with Pastor Charles Bolinger officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 6th from twelve noon until the time of service.

Stiles, Reagan Ann
September 7, 2001 - October 3, 2001

Reagan Ann Stiles, 26 days, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Reagan will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Benton Heisler officiating. Interment will take place at 4 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery in Millersburg, MI.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 5th, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Reagan may consider the family. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Reagan was born on September 7, 2001, in Midland, MI, the daughter of William and Joni (Root) Stiles. She is survived by her parents, her two sisters, Tayler and Kennedy, her brother, Carter and her grandparents, Margo and Dennis Gasser, William and Kateri Stiles all of Onaway,MI, Diane Root of Otisville, MI and Dan and Kris Root of Wake Forest, NC.

Friday, September 28, 2001
Jacobson, Edward W.
August 13, 1922 - September 28, 2001

Edward W. Jacobson, 79, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Friday, September 28th, at The Laurels.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, October 4, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Clark Funeral Chapel with Rev. Benton Heisler officiating.

Edward was born on August 13th, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as a janitor and never married. Edward shared his life with the staff at The Laurels where they gave him wonderful care and recognized what a special person he was. Their special attention was greatly appreciated.

Edward is survived by his two special friends, Margaret Brewer and Fred Fox.

Souder, Keith E.
June 1, 1930 - September 28, 2001

Keith E. Souder, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Friday, September 28, 2001, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Funeral services for Keith will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 11 a.m., at Clark Funeral Chapel with Mr. Bill Foldesi of Coomer United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Sunday, September 30th, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, October 1st, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Keith may consider Coomer United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Keith was born on June 1, 1930, in Crystal, Michigan, the son of Basil and Dorothy (Nestell) Souder. He married Kaye Heinlein on April 9, 1988, in Mt. Pleasant. Keith was the owner of Souder's Service Center from 1957-1995. Prior to that he had worked with his brother Wayne at Souder's Service in Ithaca. Keith was a graduate of Carson City High School. He was a member of the Carson City Masonic Lodge and a former Lions Club member. Keith was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping and traveling.

Keith is survived by his wife, Kaye Souder of Mt. Pleasant; his children, Rick Souder (Janet) of Mt. Pleasant, Diane Souder Hoxie (Dave) of Sparta, Randy Souder (Natalie) of Mt. Pleasant; step-children, Chris Lyon of Maple City and Matt Lyon (Stephanie) of Mt. Pleasant; his 5 grandchildren, Ben and Kyle Souder, Nathaniel Souder, Ryan Hoxie, and Sydney Lyon; and his sister-in-law Marie Souder of Greybell, Wyoming.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Wayne Souder.

Otteman, Irene Mae
September 15, 1922 - September 28, 2001

Irene Mae Otteman, 79, of Mt. Pleasant died on Friday, September 28, 2001, at Country Place Senior Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services for Irene will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 9 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Stephen Shugert officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Bloomingdale, Michigan.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Sunday, September 30th, from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, October 1st, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Irene may consider Hospice of Central Michigan or A.I.M. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Irene was born on September 15, 1922, in Bloomingdale, Michigan, the daughter of L.C. and Iva (Leedy) Woodhouse. She married Floyd Raymond Otteman on May 30, 1941, in Bloomingdale. Irene was the owner and administrator of Central Michigan Non-Profit Housing for 20 years and was a devoted caretaker for the disabled. She had also worked at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center. Irene volunteered for many organizations and had a long history of community service. Irene was named the Citizen of the Year in 1965. She was a 50-year member of the Presbyterian Church. Irene enjoyed playing bridge.

Irene is survived by her children Milton Otteman of Stanwood, Ronald Otteman (Ellen) of Howell, and Mary Fussman (Dan) of Mt. Pleasant; her grandchildren Becky Fussman, Megan Fussman, and Michael Fussman, Jesse Otteman, Erin Otteman , Jim Otteman (Wendy), and Tim Otteman (Marcie); her 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor, J.D. and Lauren Otteman; her brother Jim Woodhouse of Bloomingdale; and her 2 sisters Maxine Horton (Ralph) of Kalamazoo and Christine LeMasters of Jackson.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband in 1987, her children Florene and Michael Otteman, her granddaughter Amy Otteman, and her parents.

Friday, September 21, 2001
Page, Desmond Robert
July 1, 1997 - September 21, 2001

God needed a special angel today...An open heart to guide the way. A child’s smile, so shining and bright...To lead so many into the light. A little boy’s laugh bubbling on air...To deafen the noise of hate and terror. A child’s eyes, so full of innocence...To show the path through prejudice and ignorance. A little boy’s spirit brave and fearless...To ease the way through pain and distress. A child’s touch so soft and warm...To comfort us, and keep us safe from harm. God needed a special angel today...A voice in the dark to lead the way. A little boy’s voice strong and free...“Hey everybody – follow me!”

Desmond Robert Page, age 4, of Weidman, died on Friday, September 21, 2001, at Central Michigan Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Desmond will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, at 11 a.m., at Clark Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ron Vredeveld officiating. Interment will follow in the Two Rivers Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 25th, beginning at 11 a.m. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Desmond may consider the family.

Desmond was born on July 1, 1997, in Mt. Pleasant to Angela Page and Jim Conlay. He attended preschool.

Desmond is survived by his mother Angela Page Zuker (Kevin Page Zuker) of Weidman and his father Jim Conlay of Coleman; his grandparents Kathy Battleshaw and Kevin Walton of Weidman, Tina and Dan Johnston of Farwell, and Susan and David Davy of Farwell; his great-grandparents Elizabeth and Jerry Matthews of Mecosta; his aunts and uncles, Eric Battleshaw, Nikki Zuker, Amanda Zuker, Shawn Davy, Jeremy Conlay, Jamie Conlay and Michael Johnston; and his cousins and many friends.

Desmond was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Rosella and Evart Conlay, Hazel and George Battleshaw.

Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Zeien, Lillian A.
October 11, 1903 - September 18, 2001

Lillian A. Zeien, 97, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at the Medical Care facility in Mt. Pleasant.

A Funeral Mass for Lillian will be held at St. Joseph the Worker on Friday, September 21st at 10:30 a.m. with Father John Cotter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery in Beal City.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel today from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, September 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a Vigil Service held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Lillian may consider St. Joseph the Worker School. Envelopes will be available at the church and the chapel.

Lillian was born on October 11, 1903, in Peawamo, MI, the daughter of John and Veronica (Feldspaugh) Hauck. Lillian married Louis Zeien in June 15, 1926. He preceded her in death in 1976. She worked as a homemaker and raised their two children. She enjoyed making quilts and crocheting and was a member of the Altar Society at St. Joseph.

Lillian is survived by her children, Walter (Janice) Zeien of Mt Pleasant and Marlene (Jean Paul Raeny) Helias of Farwell; twelve grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, thirteen step-great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Zeien of Mt. Pleasant and three sisters-in-law, Rose Hauck of Beal City, Mildred Hauck of Littleton, CO, and Luella Martin of Mt. Pleasant.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and her parents.

Monday, September 17, 2001
Currie, Kenneth David
June 27, 1963 - September 17, 2001

Kenneth David Currie, 38, of Hudson, FL, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2001, in Brooksville, FL as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services for Ken will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at 11 a.m., at Clark Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Weidman.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel September 21st from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ken may consider his family. Envelopes will be available at Clark Funeral Chapel.

Ken was born June 27, 1963, in Toronto, Canada, the son of Kenneth and Maureen (Cullum) Currie. He had worked in Florida as a mechanic at Touch of Class in Hudson, FL for fifteen years.

Ken is survived by his daughter, Laurissa Fisher of Sarasota, FL; parents, Kenneth and Maureen Currie of Weidman; one brother, Michael Currie, his fiancee’ Lori Clendening of Auburn Hills; two sisters, Deborah (Michael) Pasche of Mt. Pleasant, Susan (Eric) Pudlo of Ortonville, MI and his grandparents, Harry and Gladys Cullum and Isabell Currie of Toronto, Canada.

Ken was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ken Currie.

Sunday, September 09, 2001
Moe, Roberta Jean
February 7, 1928 - September 9, 2001

Roberta Jean Moe, 73, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Gratiot Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Roberta will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Benton Heisler officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel Tuesday, September 11th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, September 12th at the church. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Roberta may consider The First United Methodist Church and the American Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be available.

Roberta was born on February 7, 1928 in Lansing, the daughter of Russell and Hazel (Wood) Palmer. Roberta married Edwin C. Moe on April 23, 1949. She worked as an Administrative Assistant at C.M.U. for twenty-five years, retiring in 1986. Roberta was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Circle at F.U.M.C. She loved being with her family and sharing in their activities.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Edwin, her children, Gary Moe (Cheryl), Karen Lewis (David) and Kathy Assmann (Al) all of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren, Kevin Moe, Jason Lewis, Krista Assmann, Rob Lewis, Carter Lewis, Aaron Assmann; and one great grandchild, Skyler Seeley. Roberta is also survived by one brother, Clayton Dale Palmer (Fran) of Portage, MI and one sister, Fern Plenar of Lansing.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, Frank Plenar.


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