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Leila L. Alexander 
HOBART -- Leila L. Alexander, age 84, of Hobart, formerly of Martinsville, Ind., died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997.
Mrs. Alexander was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Martinsville, a member of the Eastern Star and United Methodist Women. She attended First United Methodist Church in Hobart.
She is survived by: her husband, Keith; by her two daughters, Shirley Galloway of Hobart, and Jane Reynolds of Indianapolis; six grandchildren: David (Erica) Galloway, Teresa (Jeff) Kopil, Susan (Rick) Holloway, Nancy (Don) Engel, Jim Reynolds and Joey (Phil) Lawless and sister, Jean (Max) Toney of Crown Point; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her brother, Darrel "Red" Arbuckle.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Rd., Hobart, the Rev. William Kastor officiating. Entombment at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Memorial contributions are preferred to Alzheimer's Association or Parkinson disease research.
Visitation today from 2-7 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel. 

Henry Beyer 
FREE SOIL -- Henry Beyer, 67, of Free Soil, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997 at Memorial Medical Center, Ludington.
Henry was born Dec. 19, 1929 in Free Soil, Victory Township, the son of Herman and Selva (Hukill) Beyer. He grew up in Victory Township, graduating from Scottville High School in 1948. Henry was married April 26, 1968, in Manistee to Janet Ruth Smith, and she survives. He lived and farmed in Victory Township his entire life. He loved music, baseball, hunting and fishing. Mr. Beyer was a member of the N.W.M.I. Concertina Club.
Surviving Mr. Henry Beyer, in addition to his wife, Janet, are: one son, Rodney Beyer of Free Soil; one step-son, William Duane (and Fran) Sheffer of Muskegon; one step-daughter, Marlene (and Lyle) Wilks of Muskegon; 12 step-grandchildren; and step-great- grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Henry Beyer will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 at Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville, the Reverend James Schroeder officiating. Interment to follow in South Victory Cemetery.
The family will be at the Stephens Funeral Chapel to receive friends, Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. 

Regina C. Richwalski 
MANISTEE -- Regina C. Richwalski, age 92, of 250 Sixth St., Manistee, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 1997 at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee.
She was born Sept. 27, 1905 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Zabarowski) Richwalski. Regina lived in Manistee all of her life. She was a grocer for Richwalski's Grocery Store from 1919 until her father's death in 1937, when she became owner and operator of the store until her retirement in 1960. Regina was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Manistee.
She is survived by: three nieces and their spouses, Elaine and Dr. Donald Forbeck of Great Falls, Mont., Audrey and Jerry Boyson of Lansing, Marilyn and Kenneth Holm of Manistee; one nephew and his spouse, E. Robert and Crystal Richwalski of Manistee; and her good friend, Donald Hobart of Manistee.
Regina was also preceded in death by: her brother and sister-in-law, Edward J. and Theodosia (Daisy) Richwalski; and her sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Donald Marcus.
A memorial mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial of her cremated remains will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Willis James Roberts 
MANISTEE -- Willis James Roberts, 79, of Manistee, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
He was born on March 19, 1918 in Marshall, N.C., the son of George and Lottie (Payne) Roberts. Willis moved to Brown Township in 1973, from Lincoln, Ill. He had retired as a Greyhound bus driver after 27 years of service. He was a former member of the Onekama Lions Club and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 495, F&AM, Onekama.
He is survived by: his wife, Helena Muir Roberts; his brother, Awyer Roberts, Baltimore, Md.; his sisters, Alice Dula, Berea, Ky., and Sally Paine, Marshall, N.C.; and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva. Burial will be in the Schoolhouse Cemetery, Brown Township.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) at the funeral home. 

Gordon A. Bauman 
MANISTEE -- Gordon A. Bauman, 89, of 605 Maple St., Manistee, died Monday evening, Nov. 24, 1997 at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
He was born May 7, 1908 in Manistee, the son of the late Albert and Mary (Rohlfing) Bauman. His father Albert came to Manistee in 1870 during the early lumber era and operated a market to supply meat to the lumber camps and local residents. Gordon, a lifelong resident of Manistee was united in marriage to Ella Mae Davis on Jan. 12, 1932 and she preceded him in death on June 7, 1982.
He was a retired supervisor at Packaging Corporation of America was employed for 40 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Bauman of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ronald and Donna Bauman of Manistee; three grandsons, Mark of Los Angeles, Calif., Wayne of Delton, and Dale of Farmington, and a granddaughter, Sharon of California; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, June Bauman of Manistee; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his wife, Gordon was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Bauman; a sister, Myra Forester and a close friend, Rose Middlebrook. He was also preceded in death by nine half-brothers and sisters.
Private services are being held, with burial in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Those wanting to remember Gordon are asked to consider a gift to the Trinity Lutheran School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

N. Kirt Smith 
WELLSTON -- N. Kirt Smith, 79, of Wellston, died at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997 after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of Steven and Dana (Goodnick) Smith. He was united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1953 to Mary Lou Cramer in Dayton, Ohio.
Kirt moved to the Wellston area in 1951 from Dayton, Ohio, for the love of fishing. He was a Manistee River guide for many years. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Navy. He was a member of the Walsh VFW Post in Manistee. Kirt was a former Wellston volunteer fireman, past president of the WIA, former Norman Township Supervisor, and a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Irons. He was a retired asbestos insulator.
Kirt is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou; his daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Norman Mackey, Wellston; his sons and daughters-in-law, Kirt and Sadie Marie Smith, Lake Ann, and Terry and Trena Smith, Portage; four grandchildren, Tabitha Smith, Tanya Smith, K.R. Smith, and Jaimee Mackey; and his sister, Mae Hudson, Dayton, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Stan Smith and Sherman Smith; and his sister, Betty Farmer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Irons. Burial will be in the Wellston Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. 

Rodney P. Ream 
KENDAVILLE, IND. -- Rodney P. Ream, 52, of Ludington, died Nov. 11, 1997.
He was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Kendallville, Ind., and was a longtime resident of the White Lake area. He had lived in Ludington the past year. In 1963 he married the former Judy Maldeny and she survives. He had formerly been a patternmaker and was currently an audiologist at Beltone Hearing Aid Center of Ludington. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ludington.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are: one daughter, Christine (and Kevin) Burchberger of Montague; two sons, Paul (and Patti) Ream of Montague, and Gerald (and Tonya) Ream of North Muskegon; four grandchildren, Eric Ream, Jacob Buchberger, Luke Hakken and Jessica Hakken; his father, Paul Ream of Arkansas; one sister, Rebecca (and James) Sexton of Indiana; and one brother, Robert (and Sue) Ream of Indiana.
Services for Mr. Ream will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clock Funeral Home Chapel, Whitehall, with the Rev. Duke Wilke officiating. Interment will be in Hubbard Cemetery, White River Township.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Ronald Marshall Brown 
KALEVA -- Ronald Marshall Brown, 59, of Kaleva, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997 at his residence on Chief Lake.
He was born on July 28, 1938 in Norwalk, the son of Marshall and Eunice (Matthew) Brown.
Ronald owned Ron Brown & Sons Asphalt and Paving in Bear Lake for the past 11 years. He was previously employed by both the Manistee County Road Commission for 10 years and for Laman Asphalt for 12 years. Ron was a member of the Onekama Lions Club and the Norwalk Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing.
On Nov. 16, 1957 at Norwalk Lutheran Church, he married Audrey Brandt, who survives. Also surviving are: his children, Greg and Lee Brown of Kaleva, Lisa and Darren Hobart of Kaleva, and Scott and Jean Brown of Bear Lake; six grandchildren; three sisters, Sandra and Jim Bennett of Kaleva, and Cheryl and Jerry Morley of Kaleva, and Noreen and Jerry Hamilton of Kaleva; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by: his parents; and infant brother, Roger Brown.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Norwalk Lutheran Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating.
The family will receive friends today, Saturday, Nov. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Norwalk Lutheran Church, Munson Hospice, Onekama Lions Club, or to a charity of one's choice. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. 

Irene Frances Gallagher 
MAINSTEE -- Irene Frances Gallagher, age 80, of Manistee Heights Care Center died Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 1997 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1916 on Beaver Island, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (O'Conner) Boyle. She attended Bowen High School in Chicago. Irene married John A. Gallagher on Aug. 30, 1937 in Charlevoix. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.
Irene enjoyed baking and cooking.
She is survived by: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald and Christel Gallagher of Hayward, Calif., Gary Gallagher of San Jose, Calif., and Kerry Kevin Gallagher of Manistee; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by: one daughter, Brenda Gallagher; by two sons, David and John Gallagher; by two brothers, Edward and Patrick Boyle; and by two sisters, Lorraine Palmer and Mary Pischner.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Clark W. Jarmer 
MAINSTEE -- Clark W. Jarmer, 78, of 273 Sixth Ave., Apt. 407, Manistee, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 at West Shore Hospital.
He was born Aug. 1, 1919 in Detroit, the son of Herman and Beulah (Root) Jarmer. He graduated from Engelwood High School in Chicago. He married Betty Jean Cram in Traverse City on Aug. 21, 1942. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. The Jarmers moved to Manistee from Williamsburg in 1951. From 1972-1995 they lived in Texas returning to Manistee in 1995.
Clark was a salesman and store manager for various firms through the years of his employment. Prior to his retirement he had been a salesman for Hyde Equipment Company of Petoskey. He hadpreviously worked for Morton Salt Company, Northern Auto Parts and Bultema's Manisteel.
He was a member of the First Congregational UCC Church in Manistee, and a former member of the First Christian Church in Lufkin, Texas. He was a 50-year member of East Bay Lodge No. 264, F&AM in Acme; the Saladin Shrine in Grand Rapids and a former member of the Shrine in Lufkin, Texas. He had been active for many years with the Shrine Crippled Children's program and the DeMolay in Manistee. He was a former member of the Elks' Lodge and the Rotary Club of Manistee and a former member of the Scenic Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the World's Worst Fiserhmen. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1938-'39 in Illinois and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne and Richard King of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jan and Paul Gavlinski of Manistee; grandchildren, Kathy Cardinal of Minneapolis, Andy Gavlinski of Seattle, Wash., David Gavlinski of Manistee, and Seth Jarmer of Portage; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy Steiner and Betty Ann and Dorlen Groleau, all of Traverse City; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his son, Jim Jarmer in 1991; and two brothers, Bill and Ed Jarmer.
Memorial services for Clark Jarmer will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the First Congregational UCC Church in Manistee with the Rev. Sally Schreiner officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Clark consider a gift to the First Congregational UCC Church of Manistee or the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Eva Marie Nowak 
Eva Marie (Johnson) Nowak, 83, of Brethren, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
She was born on July 13, 1914 in Bear Lake Township, the daughter of Frederick and Gertrude (Biers) Parsons.
She is survived by: four children, Shirley Wrzesinski, of Manistee; Ronald and Linda Johnson, of Manistee; Audrey and James Schneider of Ashley, and Robert Johnson of Grand Rapids; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; her sister, Marjorie Reckow, of Kaleva; and her brother, Leo Parsons, of Brethren.
Eva was preceded in death by: her husband, Roscoe Johnson; her second husband, Donald Nowak; son, Gerald Johnson; daughter, Arlene Baughman; two grandsons, David Baughman, and Jackie Baughman; her great-granddaughter, Jaymee Carter; and her brother, Irving Parsons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Donald Willoughby officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Treatment and Research Foundation. 

Alice Mary Zientek 
Alice Mary Zientek, age 84, of Medilodge Nursing Home in Sterling Heights, formerly of Kosciusko Street, Manistee, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 1997 at the nursing home.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1913 in Manistee, the daughter of the late Peter and Lena (Sprader) Hudy. She was a graduate of Manistee High School. Alice married Harry M. Zientek on Sept. 26, 1933 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1987.
Alice had been employed as a waitress at the Manistee Golf & Country Club and The Chippewa Hotel.
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee where she had been a member of the altar society. Alice enjoyed gardening.
Alice is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Harry J. and Patricia Zientek of Pleasant Ridge; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Marie and Thomas Mantych of Clinton Township, and Diane and James Thompson of Cape Coral, Fla.; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by: two brothers, Peter and William Hudy; and by one sister, Genevieve Wisniewski.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling Sunday after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Alice's name for Saint Joseph Catholic Church Re-decoration Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Laura M. Merrill 
Laura M. Merrill of Jackson passed away Nov. 4, 1997, at home under loving care of her "special friend" June Holt and Hospice.
Survivors include sister Ruby Girven, brothers Merton and Silas Merrill, all of Bear Lake; nieces and nephews John H. (Judy) Girven, Cheryl (Charles) Peterson, Judy (Jeff) Hall, Dick (Carol) Merrill, Laurie (Jeff) Weber, Bob (Shiela) Merrill, all of Bear Lake; Denise (Mike) Ellzey of Orange City, Fla.; Randy (Deanna) Merrill of Kentwood and Tammy (Bernie) Vogelson of Muskegon; also, several great-nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date in Pleasanton Township Cemetery, Bear Lake. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jackson. 

Calvin C. Batzer 
Calvin C. Batzer, 72, of 3315 N. Fifth St., Grand Forks, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 at his home.
Calvin Charles Batzer was born Dec. 4, 1924, the son of Carl and Eleanor (Sorenson) Batzer in Manistee, where he attended school.
He worked as a fireman on ore ships traveling the Great Lakes. He married Florence Percilia Peltier on Nov. 6, 1954, in Baraga. They lived in Calumet until moving to Grand Forks in 1955, where he was manager at Newberry's Variety Store. He later managed the restaurant at Bowl-Away Lanes in East Grand Forks. He was a salesman at Gateway TV (later Dakota TV) at a South Gate Off Sale for more than 20 years. He also was a sales representative for Creative Concepts.
He is survived by: a son, Greg; a daughter, Michelle (Dale) Larson, both of Grand Forks; three grandchildren; a brother, Clyde (Marion), Florida; and a sister, Rosemarie (Ken) Harthun, Bear Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife. 

Marion Phyllis Fortier 
Marion Phyllis Fortier, age 70, of Mesa, Ariz., and summer resident of Manistee, died Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 5, 1997 at the home of her sister in Manistee.
She was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Manistee, the daughter of the late Olef and Margaret (Pomeroy) Gunnersen. She attended Guardian Angels School and later Manistee High School. She married Roy M. Fortier on June 21, 1947 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee.
Marion attended Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed cooking and sewing.
She is survived by: Her husband, Roy M. Fortier of Manistee; four sons andtwo daughters-in-law, Dennis Fortier of Houston, Texas, Perry Paul and Sandy Fortier of Petoskey, Ken Fortier of Dearborn, Timothy John and Pauline (Jerumbo) Fortier of Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Amy Sue (Dave) Hansen, Christina, David, Renee, and Jeremy Fortier; one great-grandchild, Toby Fortier; seven sisters and three brothers-in-law, Janet and Ned Nielsen of Hartland, Wis., Alice Ketz of Manistee, Kay and Charlie Hiipakka of Manistee, Beatrice (Bee Zee) Guenthardt of Manistee, Margie Morang of Free Soil, Georgia and Eldon Goemere of Lake Orion, Ruth Dankowski of Manistee; one brother, Bill Gunnersen of Ludington. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nanette Quinlan; and by a grandson, Jimmy Paul Quinlan.
A Memorial Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant.
The family will be at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Marion's name for the Munson Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Herbert Funeral Home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Frank R. Arlic Jr. 
Frank R. Arlic Jr., 69, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 at his residence.
He was born June 18, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Ind., the youngest son of Frank and Stephanie (Schmidt) Arlic.
Frank was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. He had a lifelong career and favorite hobby, as a fishing guide. He was well known locally for his fishing expertise and the many stories that accompanied his lifelong hobby.
He was a carpenter and building contractor by trade. He began his working career with Arvid Johnson Construction of Manistee, and later formed his own company, Arlic Construction, in Rensselaer, Ind. Frank retired from the building construction business in 1994 and moved from Indiana back to Wellston.
Frank was a member of the Irons Union Church in Irons.
On Sept. 7, 1951, in Indianapolis, Ind., he married Maxine (Ellis) Arlic, who survives.
Also surviving are: his daughter, Darleen (Rick) Barbour of Lafayette, Ind.; his step-son, Larry Spencer, of Manistee; his brother, Hartmuth (Lillian) Arlic, of Wellston; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his brother, Alfred Arlic Sr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Irons Union Church in Irons, with Pastor Paul Dollaske, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Burial will be in the Wellston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Irons Union Church or to Hospice of Manistee County. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. 

Eileen H. Amor 
MANISTEE -- Eileen H. Amor, 86, of 309 Fifth Ave., Manistee, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997 after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 11, 1911 in London, England, the daughter of Henry and Henrietta (Rabitts) Amor. Eileen emigrated to the United States in 1912. She moved to the Manistee area from Chicago in 1939.
Eileen had been a sales clerk at the Milliken's department store in Manistee for many years. She was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church.
She is survived by: sister-in-law, Pearl Amor of Manistee; niece and spouse, Lily and Jeff Potter of Port Orange, Fla.; nephews and spouses, Robert and Alyce Amor of Santa Cruz, Calif., H. James and Karen Amor of Houston, Texas, and Thomas and Sandy Amor of Bear Lake; and by several grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, William Amor; sister, Lillian Amor; and a nephew, R. William Amor.
Funeral services for Eileen Amor will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Johnson Funeral Home, with her grand-nephew, the Rev. Robert Amor Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Eileen consider a gift to Manistee United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Robert H. Boss 
MANISTEE -- Robert H. Boss, age 57, of 290 South Main St., East Lake, died Friday night, Dec. 26, 1997 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born June 25, 1940 in East Lake, and was the son of the late Harold F. and Virginia (Lassa) Boss. Bob had been employed for several years at the Manistee Drop Forge Company and had also been an ironworker on the Standard Lime Factory construction and the Ludington Pump Storage Project.
He is survived by: his daughter, Rita Boss of Wellston; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Victoria Boss of Wellston, Fred A. Boss and Robert H. Boss Jr., both of Manistee; his sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Donald Popielarz of Manistee. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
His daughter, Karen Shimel, preceded him in death in 1994.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday morning, from 9:15 a.m. until the time of service.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Harold F. Warnaky 
SCOTTVILLE -- Harold F. Warnaky, 75, of Scottville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 at Baywood Nursing Home in Ludington.
He was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Grant Township, Mason County, the son of Fred and Minnie (Duschinske) Warnaky.
Harold farmed in Grant Township during most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Salt City chapter No. 43. He had attended Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scottville.
He is survived by: his sister, Anita Drick of Allenwood, Pa.; a nephew, David Figley of Watsontown, Pa.; and many friends.
Harold was preceded in death by: his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Henry Fournier; and his brother-in-law, Joseph Drick.
Funeral services for Harold Warnaky will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee with the Rev. Mark Rosenberg officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Dorothy Hattendorf Jarvis 
ONEKAMA -- Dorothy Hattendorf Jarvis, of Portage Point, Onekama, and Tubac, Ariz., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997 at the Grand Islander Nursing Care Center in Middletown, R.I.
Born in Chicago on Sept. 30, 1903; she was the eldest child of Martha Aldridge (1871-1955) and Horace Collum (1875-1947) a former postmaster in Western Springs, Ill. In 1921, she graduated from Lyons Township High School and went on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, after which she taught art in elementary school. Charles Vickery, one of her students, became a well-known seascape painter.
In August, 1925, she married William Homer Hattendorf in Onekama. At the time of his death in 1958, he was assistant advertising manager of the Chicago Tribune. They had two sons, William H. Hattendorf Jr. (1934-1995) and John B. Hattendorf.
She was an artist who worked in pen and ink, oil, acrylic and did work on commission. In the early '60s she operated the Main Street Studio, an arts and crafts shop in Onekama. She was also a longtime member of the Portage Lake Garden Club and attended St. John's-by-the Lake Episcopal Church.
In February 1966, she married Porter M. Jarvis (1902-1991), CEO of Swift and Co. After his retirement, they made their home in Newark, Ill., Tubac, Ariz., and Onekama.
Besides her youngest son, John Hattendorf of Newport, R.I., she also leaves a step-daughter, Elizabeth Middleton of Onekama and Tucson, Ariz.; a step-son, Hugh Jarvis of Hinsdale, Ill., and nine grandchildren, including William Hattendorf of Manistee.
A memorial service was held at Trinity Church, Newport, R.I., on Saturday, Dec. 27.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. John's-by-the Lake in Onekama next summer. 

Edna Marie Gill 
KALEVA -- Edna Marie Gill, 88, of Route 1, Kaleva, passed away Dec. 26, 1997, at her home. She was born June 23, 1909, in Detroit, the daughter of John and Mary Malwitz Sell.
A homemaker, she moved to this area 17 years ago. She married Leonard Gill on June 5, 1937, in Detroit.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Judy) Trinklein of Kaleva; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; a daughter-in-law, Sheryl Gill of Kaleva; and two sisters, Lillian and Lois Malwitz of Troy.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald, and a sister, Eleanor.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at 1 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Lake Township Cemetery.
Memorials to Manistee County Hospice or Lutheran High School Association may be dropped off at the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Monday).
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Theresa Kapcia 
FREE SOIL -- Theresa Kapcia, 99, of Free Soil, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, 1997, at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
She was born Oct. 11, 1898, in Free Soil, the daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica (Maciejewski) Bialik. She married Michael Kapcia on May 22, 1916, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. They resided in Detroit for a brief time, returning to Free Soil in 1920. In 1970, they moved to Lansing to make their home with their daughter. Michael preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1971.
She was a member of Saint John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil where she also was a member of the Saint John Cantius Rosary Society. While in Lansing she was a member of Saint Casimir's Catholic Church.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Jankoviak of Lansing; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Bea Kapcia of Big Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Kapcia; four sisters, Julia Wiskowski, Katherine Kapcia, Anna Jozwiak and Mary Adamczak; and by two brothers, Anthony and Ernest Bialik.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Saint John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil with Father Isidro T. Gargantiel celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
Relatives, friends and members of The Saint John Cantius Rosary Society will pray the Rosary Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. at Saint John Cantius Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral Mass.
A memorial will be established in Theresa's name for Saint John Cantius Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the Herbert Funeral Home and at the church on Tuesday morning.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Angeline H. LeSarge 
LUDINGTON -- Angeline H. LeSarge, 81, of 6027 W. Decker Rd., Ludington, died Dec. 24, 1997 at Butterworth following a brief illness.
Angeline H. LeSarge was born March 5, 1916 in Arcadia, to Donald and Mary (Speach) Stuart. She was marred in Frankfort in 1942 to Harold LeSarge and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. LeSarge enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, pets and being a homemaker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Marianne Cederholm of Manistee; one son, Theodore James LeSarge of Ludington; one grandson, March Cederholm of Florida; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Cederholm of Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Archie (Agnes) Ferris of Frankfort, Mrs. Stanley (Annie) Burauskas of Ludington, Margaret White and Jeanette Cargile, both of Texas; one brother, Emmett Stuart of Arcadia; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. LeSarge will be conducted at noon today at the Dorrell Funeral Home, Ludington, with the Rev. Ken Schichtel officiating. Interment will be in Herring Lake Cemetery in Arcadia. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials may be directed to the Mason County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society; envelopes available at the Dorrell Funeral Home. 


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