MANISTEE -- Leon Majeski, 76, died Thursday, February 5, 1998 in Muskegon
at Mercy Hospital. A native of Manistee, he was born April 17, 1921.
James Everett Arrowood
MANISTEE -- James Everett Arrowood, 73, of Harrietta, passed away Wednesday,
Feb. 4, 1998 at his residence in Slagle Township.
He was born Nov. 22, 1924 in Johnson City, Tenn., the son of John and
Laura (Lyons) Arrowood.
James was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a loving
husband, father and friend.
James is survived by: two sons, John (Dawn) Arrowood and Charles Arrowood,
both of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Sharon (George) Makdad of Janesville,
Wis.; one daughter-in-law, Carol Arrowood of Detroit; one son-in-law, Patrick
Trotter of Nashville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
one sister, Katheryn (George) reason of Berlington, N.C.; his special friend,
Helen Taylor of Harrietta; and life long friends, John and Jean Campbell
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ruby Mae Arrowood in 1992; his
son, James Adrian Arrowood; his daughter, Francis Gail Trotter; and his
brother, John Arrowood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at the
Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Marie Willoughby officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., this evening (Saturday)
at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township
Donna M. Goodrow
MUSKEGON -- Donna M. Goodrow, age 51, passed away suddenly Thursday,
Feb. 5, 1998 at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon.
Donna M. Kubiak was born March 25, 1946 in Saginaw. She was married
to Donald W. Goodrow on Nov. 13, 1965. He survives her.
Donna had been employed at Second National Bank. She was a member of
St. Josaphat Catholic Church and its altar society, St. John Cantius Catholic
Church in Free Soil and St. Joseph Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving, besides her husband, Donald are: Dawn and Jacques Morrell,
Carrollton; Lisa and Joey Stankowski, Free Soil; Anne and Justin Dalton,
Carrollton; three grandchildren, Linsey Morrell, Jacob Dalton and Baby
Stankowski; Donna's parents, Clarence J. and Marie Kubiak, Saginaw; one
brother, Robert and Patricia Kubiak, Saginaw; her mother-in-law, Betty
Melvin and her husband Keith, Zilwaukee; a special nephew and niece, Chad
and Carrie Goodrow; also surviving are several special relatives and friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Donald Goodrow Sr.;
and by her sister-in-law, Diane Goodrow.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at
St. Josaphat Catholic Church, the Rev. Richard Filary and Sister Honora
Remes, D.C., will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between
Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present this evening (Saturday)
from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at
St. Josaphat Catholic on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. The St.
Josaphat Rosary Society will pray the Rosary 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
home. There will be a prayer service 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials
to Gift of Life or St. Josaphat Project 2000.
Leonard E. Huibregtse
SHEBOYGAN, WIS. -- Leonard E. Huibregtse, 75, of Sheboygan, Wis., died
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at the Sheboygan County Comprehensive Health
Len was born July 30, 1922, in Sheboygan, to Elmer and Ella Zuehl Huibregtse.
He attended Ferris State College's School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids
and was employed as a pharmacist at Berglund Drug Store in Manistee before
moving to Plymouth, Wis., and later back to Sheboygan.
Services were held Jan. 16, 1998, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.
Isabelle (Kroll) King
MANISTEE -- Isabelle (Kroll) King, age 94, of 1020 Ramsdell St. in Manistee,
died Thursday evening, Feb. 5, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care
She was born Feb. 1, 1904 in Oak Hill, the daughter of the late Andrew
and Frances (Zientek) Czarnecki. She married Frank Kroll on April 26, 1926
at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on
Jan. 3, 1953.
Isabelle was a retired employee of the Glen of Michigan and a communicant
of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
She is survived by: a grandson and his wife, Frank and Sandra Gregorski
of Manistee; a son-in-law, Walter Gregorski of Manistee.
She was also preceded in death by: her daughter, Bernadine Gregorski
on Oct. 8, 1980; and by a sister, Bernadine.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10
a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 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 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where
friends may begin calling Sunday afternoon 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 is being established in Isabelle's name for Saint Joseph
Catholic Church in Manistee. Envelope will be available at the funeral
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Daphne Lane Beneke
MANISTEE -- Daphne Lane Beneke of Columbus, Miss., died Jan. 30, 1998,
at her residence, following an extended illness.
Services were Monday, Feb. 2, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church sanctuary,
with the Rev. W. Murray Bullock officiating. Burial is in the Friendship
Cemetery in Columbus. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of
Daphne was born April 22, 1913, in the Zion Community of Marion County,
S.C., to the late Beulah Rogers and Fermin and Beulah (Rogers) Lane. She
was the wife of the late Edward Beneke, former president of Beneke Corporation,
and the mother of six children. After graduating from high school in Lake
View, S.C., she attended the Medical College of Virginia's School of Nursing
where she received a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse
in Spartenburg, S.C., prior to becoming one of the first 50 stewardesses
to be hired by American Airlines. She flew with American Airlines from
1938 to 1939, when she married Edward Beneke. The couple moved to Columbus
in 1940. Daphne was president of Lane Apartments from 1947 until 1993.
She was an involved member of the community, active in the Magowah Gun
and Country Club, the Chowder and Marching Society, Columbus Little Theater,
the Great Books Club and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was a charter
member of the Columbus Junior Auxiliary and she remains an honorary member
of the Columbus Cherokee Garden Club. Daphne was a member of the Friends
of the Library Club, the Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society
and the Chamber of Commerce. She was a patron of the MUW Foundation. As
an artist, Daphne was recognized in Who's Who of Mississippi Artists. Her
paintings have been exhibited in several one-person shows in Columbus.
She is survived by: her six children, Wendy Beneke of Lafayette, La.,
Edward Beneke Jr. of Columbus, Daphne Beneke and Jennifer Beneke, both
of Pasadena, Calif., Barbara Shoop of Orinda, Calif., and Richard Beneke
of Jackson; her sister, Ira Dean Lane of Columbia, S.C.; 15 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ernest Edward Edmundson IV, Ian Beneke Edmundson,
Jay Jessen, Hunter Shoop, Carter Shoop, Taylor Shoop and Joe Berry Kelly.
Memorials may be sent to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 465,
Columbus, MS 39703; Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Hospice,
P.O. Box 1307, Columbus, MS 39703; Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 743,
Columbus, MS 39703; Lowndes County Library or Mississippi University for
Philip Thomas Asiala
BRETHREN -- Philip Thomas Asiala, 59, of Brethren, died Jan. 29, 1998
at his home in Dickson Township.
He was born Oct. 9, 1938 in Copemish, the son of Eino and Anna (Kaudy)
Asiala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.
Philip was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama; the Dickson
Township Planning Commission; and the Dickson Township Fire Department.
He enjoyed hunting.
On June 11, 1966, in Onekama, he married Bertha E. (Brown) Asiala,
who survives. Also surviving are: his children, Michael (Irene) Asiala,
Pascagoula, Miss., Scott (Suzette) Asiala, Harrietta, Jennifer Asiala,
Manistee, and Renee Asiala, Brethren; one grandson, Skylar Asiala, Harrietta;
one granddaughter, Madeline Asiala, Harrietta; four step-grandsons; three
brothers, Stanley (Elaine) Asiala, Manistee, Raymond (Linda) Asiala, Traverse
City, and George Asiala, Brethren; three sisters, Patricia Travis, Brethren,
Carol (Gary) Gustad, Manistee, and Judy (Steven) Rouse, Traverse City;
his mother-in-law, Lola Brown, Brethren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Onekama, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 on Saturday, Jan.
31 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
Dennis J. Helminski
SCOTTVILLE -- Dennis J. Helminski, age 42, of 3070 North U.S. 31, Scottville,
died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998 at the Memorial Medical Center
of West Michigan in Ludington.
He was born Nov. 4, 1955 in Manistee, and was the son of Aloysius and
Josephine (Carey) Helminski. Dennis was a graduate of Manistee Catholic
Central High School the class of 1974. He had been employed at the Hardy
Salt Company in Manistee for 11 years. He then moved to Alaska in 1985
where he lived for four years. He then returned to the Manistee area and
owned and operated his business, Hoppy's Auto Repair on Fifth Street, in
Manistee. Dennis married Robin Demillo on Feb. 3, 1995 in Corpus Christi,
Dennis was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well.
He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
He is survived by: his wife, Robin M. Helminski of Scottville; his
son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Holli McJimsey of Ludington; his parents,
Aloysius (Al) and Josephine Helminski of Manistee; two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Martha and Patrick Siuda of Mt. Pleasant, Lorraine and Marvin Mason of
Fountain, Colo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Al and Mary Helminski
of Soldotna, Alaska, and Dan and Ann Helminski of Muskegon. Numerous nieces,
nephews, aunts and uncles also survive him.
Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Helminski, on Aug.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Herbert
Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka officiating. Cremation
will take place after the funeral service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday afternoon
from 1:15 until the time of services at 2 p.m. The Herbert Funeral Home
of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Anita M. Kowalkowski
MANISTEE -- Anita M. Kowalkowski, age 66, of 490 First St., Manistee,
died Friday evening, Jan. 30, 1998 at her home.
She was born Sept. 6, 1931 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the
late Everett P. and Lucille T. (Opalka) Hansen. She was a graduate of Manistee
High School, the class of 1949. Anita married Joseph G. Kowalkowski on
Jan. 27, 1951 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded
her in death on Jan. 30, 1993. After raising her family, Anita was employed
at the Little Red Shoe House Store in Manistee where she retired as the
store manager. She then worked at the Sandpiper Emporium in Manistee until
the spring of 1997. Anita was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic
Church of Manistee, a member and treasurer of the Catholic Daughters of
America Court Manistee No. 496, The Manistee Catholic Central Moms Club,
the American Legion Post No. 10 Auxiliary of Manistee, and the Christian
Women's Club. She enjoyed cooking and gardening as her hobbies.
She is survived by: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Allen and
Connie Kowalkowski of Southgate, Dale and Barb Kowalkowski of Manistee,
Dennis Kowalkowski of Glendale Heights, Ill., and Jay and Lynn Kowalkowski
of Lawton; six grandchildren, Kevin, Keith, Kelly, Kalenna, Jordon and
Alex Kowalkowski; three aunts, Marge (Ben) Wilson and Helen Opalka, all
of Manistee, and Lee Opolka of Muskegon; two uncles, Martin (Zonie) and
Dorothy Fredericksen and Stanley Skocelas, all of Manistee. Numerous cousins
also survive her.
Anita was preceded in death by: her sister, Joan Hansen in 1949.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10
a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee,
with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski and the Rev. William Zwiefka, celebrants.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed
Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where
friends may begin calling this evening (Monday) after 7 p.m. The family
will be at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon
from 2 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
Memorial will be established in Anita's name for Guardian Angels Catholic
Church of Manistee and for the Manistee Catholic Central School Foundation.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Herbert Funeral Home
of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Audrey Jayne McCarthy
BRETHREN -- Audrey Jayne McCarthy, 92, of Brethren, died Friday, Jan.
30, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
She was born Nov. 9, 1905, in Crystal Lake, Ill., the daughter of William
and Maude (VanAtta) Jayne.
Audrey retired from the Benton Harbor Area School System, where she
was a teacher. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Benton
Harbor, and St. Joseph's Church in Onekama.
She is survived by: four grandchildren, Shane (Megan) McCarthy of Lindenhurst,
Ill., Koreen (Stephen) MacNeil of Dearborn, Gwen (Tom) MacNeil of Dearborn,
and Cherri Huelsberg of Benton Harbor; four great-grandchildren, Roderick
MacNeil and Anne Jayne MacNeil, both of Dearborn, Cameron MacNeil of Dearborn,
and Cara McCarthy of Lindenhurst; daughter-in-law, Madelyn Huelsberg, Benton
Harbor; two nieces, Audrey Meyers of East Jordan, and Judy Hamilton of
Berwyn, Pa.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Marva McCarthy of Manistee,
Carol McCarthy of Manistee, Ted (Fern) Widgren of Royal Oak, and Grace
Schafer of Muskegon.
Audrey was preceded in death by: her husband, Lestor Thomas McCarthy,
in 1986; her son, Thomas Milton McCarthy; one brother, Milton Jayne; and
one sister, Mildred O'Meara.
Mass from the Order of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at St. John's Catholic Church in Benton Harbor, with
the Rev. David Adams, celebrant.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, at
the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva; and from 9:30 a.m. until time of
Mass on Tuesday at the church. Scripture services will be held at 7 p.m.
Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery in Benton Harbor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Thomas McIntyre Jr.
MANISTEE -- Thomas McIntyre Jr., age 71, of 237 Sixth Ave., Century
Terrace Apartments, Manistee, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 1998 at West
Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Stronach, the son of the late Thomas
and Julia (Zoscsak) McIntyre. Thomas married Elizabeth Alice Murphy on
June 2, 1952 at Guardian Angels Church in Manistee. Thomas was employed
at the Carriage Inn and the Coral Gables for many years as a desk clerk.
Thomas enjoyed coin collecting as a hobby.
He is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth A. McIntyre of Manistee; four
sons and three daughters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy McIntyre of Tennessee,
Kenneth and Marianne McIntyre of Grand Rapids, Brian and Terri McIntyre
of Grand Rapids, and Dennis McIntyre of Manistee; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Kathleen and Norman Bosley of Ludington, and Theresa and Rick Pepera of
Manistee; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald and Darlene McIntyre
of East Lake, and Jim McIntyre of Constantine; two sisters and one brother-in-law,
Louise and Milton Longcore of Stronach, and Norma Weaver of Fremont; 10
grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren;
also numerous nieces and nephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Duane McIntyre.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the
Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski officiating.
Burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday morning
at 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee
is in charge of funeral arrangements.
David Carl Gutowski
MANISTEE -- David Carl Gutowski, Age 63, of 286 Second Avenue in Manistee
died Monday morning March 30, 1998 at his home.
He was born November 4, 1934 in Manistee Township the son of the late
Alex & Esther (Szpliet) Gutowski and his late Step-Monther Ethel (Peterson)
Gutowski. He attended Saint Joseph high School and graduated from Manistee
High School. Dave married Jean Frances Burns on September 3, 1955 at Saint
Ann's Catholic Church in Frankfort, MI.
He had been employed at the Glen of Michigan for 40 years, and also
had been employed at Harland's Landfill for four years.
He was a Communicant of Saint Mary's of Mount Camel Shrine in Manistee
where he was and Usher and member of the Saint Mary's Men's Club. Dave
was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family as well
as bowling, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 and a half years: Jean Gutowski
of Manistee. His children & their spouses Alice and Leon Snyder of
Manistee,John Gutowski of Mishawaka, IN, David F. and finace Lisa of Manistee,
Mark and Cathy Gutowski of Lansing, MI., Robert and finace Lynn of Manistee,
Patricia and Mark Saugie of Manistee, Jeannie Knudsen of Free Soil, MI.
grandchildren Christopher & Debra Morehouse, Jamie Betts, Jason, Jarrod,
Fac, Alan, Joy, Alex & Ashley Gutowski, Mark, Brandon & Stephanie
Saugie, Rebecca & Tyler Knudsen and Steven & Hether Hankins and
four great grandchildren. Three sisters and two Brothers-In-Law: Phyllis
Hansen of East Lake, MI., Alice & Edward Maidens of Bear Lake, MI>,
Julie & James Johnson of Kaleva, MI., one Sister-In-Law: Mildred Gutowski
of Stroanch, MI., one Step-Sister & two Step-Brothers-In-Law: Marilee
(Bauman) & Dennis Johnson of Bear Lake, MI., and Melvin Wagner, Sr.
of Lake City, MI., one Step-Brother & 2 Step Sisters-In-Law; Harlan
& Bonnie Wall of Holt, MI., and Barbara Wall of Haslett, MI., special
Aunts; Maxine Gutowski of Manistee & Frances Nowak of Indiana, and
numerous nieces & nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers; James & Robert Gutowski,
one sister Mary Gutowski, three step-sisters Martha Verguson, Wilma M.
Wagner & Carol Edikauskas , two step-brothers Leonard & John Wall,
and by his Brother -In-Law; J ames Hansen.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Thursday,
April 2, 1998 at 10:00a.m. at Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee
with Father Gabriel Fox, Celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Evening prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed
Wednesday evening at 8:00p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where
friends may begin calling Wednesday after 2:00 p.m. The family will be
at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
Lenore B. Harris
MANISTEE -- Lenore B. Harris, 98 of Manistee, died Saturday evening,
March 28th,1998 at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
She was born in Lamar, Missouri on August 26th, 1899, the daughter
of the late Warren and Lucinda Jane (Moore) Baker. She married Roscoe E.
Harris in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in June of 1920. He preceded her in
death in September of 1949. Roscoe and Lenore Harris moved to Lake Forest,
Illinois in 1926. He was a professor of physics at Lake Forest College
until 1942 when he entered the army during World War II. After his death
in 1949, Lenore returned to Lake Forest College as a head resident at Alice
Lodge, a women's dormitory, until her retirement in 1965. The Harris's
had been summer residents at Portage Lake since 1930. they had built and
lived at "Fenmoor", the home shaped like a boat on Lake Isle Drive, Portage
She was a member of the Portage Lake Garden Club, and the P.E.O.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte & Jens
Jessen of Onekama; grandchildren , Michael & Susan Hoffman of Pasadena,
CA, Eric & Gladesin Hoffman of Australia, Paul Jessen of Marina, CA,
Andrea & Frank Phillips of Holt, and Julie & Badger Beall of Midland;
7 great grandchildren, John Michael, Stephanie & Erica Hoffman, Kevin,
Jessica & Ryan Philips and Bobby Beall; and by numerous nieces and
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter,
Barbara Hoffman in 1966 and by two sisters, Bessie Townsend and Avis Rigg.
Memorial services will be conducted Monday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. at
the Johnson Funeral home with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Final
interment will be in the Cape County Memorial park in Jackson, MO.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Lenore consider
a gift to the Onekama Educational Fund's "Reading Stars" Project to purchase
books for the Onekama Consolidated Schools Library. Envelopes will be available
at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Dorothy R. Oathoudt
MANISTEE -- Dorothy R. Oathoudt age 79 of 3010 Nelson Street, Manistee,
Michigan. Died Saturday afternoon March 28, 1998 at the Manistee County
Medical Car e Facility.
She was born February 6, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of
the late Joseph and Cecelia (Whittstaock) Matusinski. Dorothy married Chester
A. Oatuoudt on February 10, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. They moved to Manistee
to make their home in 1947. Chester preceded her in death on February 20,
1995. She was employed at the K-Mart Store in Manistee until her retirement
on October 1, 1984. She was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church
of Manistee and a member of the VFW Walsh Post #4499 Auxiliary in Manistee.
Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter in-law: Frank and Mary
Jo Oathoudt of Greensboro, North Carolina, 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law:
Evelyn Pelgus, Phyllis and Orlando Primo all of Detroit, MI., and Jackie
and Ernie Knight of Las Vegas, Nevada. One brother Donald Matusinski of
Detroit, MI., and several nieces and nephews.
Her infant sister Margaret Matusinski and her sisters Rosemary Roop
and Eleanor Papworth preceded her in death.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Thursday,
April 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee
with Msgr. Gerald F. Guzikowski celebrant. Graveside services will be held
at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee,
The family will receive friends at the church, on Thursday morning,
from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m . There
will no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial will be established
in Dorothy's name for Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes are available
at the funeral home and will be available at the church on Thursday morning.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
George "Bill" Fisher
MANISTEE -- George "Bill" Fisher of Manistee died Tuesday, March 24,
1998, at his daughter's home in Portage.
Bill was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Roblin, Manitoba, the son of Amos and
Catherine (Fox) Fisher. Prior to his retirement, he was an industrial engineer
at Packaging Corporation of America for 40 years. He was a member of the
First Congregational Church in Manistee, where he served on the city council
with one term as mayor. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing.
On Oct. 17, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ruth M. Gauntt in Grand
Rapids, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Martin) Skiera
of Manistee and Beth (Paul) Hudacek of Portage; son Gary (Linda) Fisher
of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Kim (Shawn) Markham of Ludington,
Ryan Skiera of Muskegon, Paul, Megan and Mark Hudacek of Portage and Brian,
Aaron and Ashley Fisher of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Justin
and Lauren Markham of Ludington; sister, Katherine (Keith) Kirker of Rockford.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Noreen Kawalchyk.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there
will be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be directed
to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo or the First Congregational Church of Manistee.
Arrangements by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411
E. Centre St., Portage.
Josephine L. Waller
MANISTEE -- Josephine L. Waller, 86, of Manistee, formerly of Flint,
died Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 1998 at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
She was born in Union City, Tennessee on October 9, 1911, the daughter
of the late Robert L. and Sally (Glover) Wilson. She married Henry M. Waller
in Toledo, Ohio on April 12, 1930. He preceded her in death on April 24,
1983. She moved to the Manistee area from Flint in November of 1994.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dewayne M. and Freda
Waller of Brethren and James D. and Ellen Waller of Flint; grandchildren,
Danny and Tracy Waller of Brethren and David and Becky Waller of Free Soil;
step grandson, Lawrence Batrow of Flint; great grandchildren, Andy, Mike,
Cody, Davy Lynn and Mary Ellen Waller; step great grandchildren, Ellen
and Linda Batrow; brother-in-law, Frances (Red) Waller of Holly, MI; sister-in-law,
Opal Wilson of Flint and by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters,
Beulah, Stella and Beatrice and by a brother, Rufus 'Cotton' Wilson.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m. at
the Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Flint with Rev. Darrell Milliman officiating.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Floyd D. Snyder
WELLSTON -- Floyd D. Snyder, 74, of 20948 E. Moss Rd., Wellston, died
Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born June 9, 1923, in Howard City, the son of Hess and Garnet
(Heinz) Snyder. He married Joanne B. Tonkin on Nov. 9, 1946, in Big Rapids.
Floyd was a retired inspector with the Ex-Cell-O plant in Manistee.
He was a life member of the James E. Dillon Lodge No. 466, F.&A.M.
of Mesick and was Mason of the Year in 1997. He was a member of the Upper
Peninsula Trappers Association.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 4th Division, during World War II.
He fought in the European Theater where he was awarded two Purple Hearts
and a Bronze Star. He was a life member of the Salt City Chapter No. 43,
Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the American Legion Post No.
10 in Manistee.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and
Marcia Snyder of Wellston; daughter, Lois Snyder of Norwalk; grandson,
U.S. Army Spec. Robert Snyder of Fort Hood, Texas; sister, Geraldine Walling
of Cedar Key, Fla.; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by two infant sons.
Memorial services for Floyd Snyder will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday,
March 28, 1998, at the Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Garrigus
officiating. Final interment will be in the Wellston Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends Saturday
morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Masonic Memorial Services
will be conducted by James E. Dillon Lodge of Mesick as part of the funeral
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Floyd consider a
gift to either the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children or the charity
of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Josephine Faye Soderquist
KALEVA -- Josephine Faye Soderquist, 83, of Kaleva, died Monday, March
23, 1998, at her residence in Kaleva. She was born May 7, 1914, in Cadillac,
the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Mead) Haysmer.
Josephine was a member of the Kaleva Baptist Church and enjoyed knitting
and crocheting. On Wednesdays, she hosted a crochet club at her home in
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, 1998,
at the Kaleva Baptist Church in Kaleva, with Pastor David Taylor officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation will be held
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday, March 27, 1998, at the Terwilliger Funeral
Home in Kaleva.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kaleva Baptist Church. Envelopes
are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Philip T. Asiala
BRETHREN -- Philip T. Asiala, 59, of Brethren, passed away Jan. 29,
Graveside burial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28,
1998, at Brethren Cemetery in Brethren, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sarina Mae Husk
DEARBORN -- Sarina Mae Husk, infant daughter of Cindy Troppi and Bill
Husk of Canton, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Dearborn Oakwood Hospital
Sarina is survived by her parents; her sisters, Tina Troppi and Sarah
Troppi; her brother, Kyle Troppi; her grandparents, John and Dorothy Troppi
of Kaleva and Anne Pelba of Canton; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private graveside services were held Sunday, March 22, 1998, at Maple
Grove Township Cemetery in Kaleva, with Pastor David Taylor officiating.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Angeline H. Valley
CADILLAC -- Angeline H. Valley, 83, of 1915 Michigan Ave., Cadillac,
died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
She was born May 27, 1914, in Chicago, the daughter of Leo and Anna
(Smetana) Sekanina. She was married to Roy Valley on May 23, 1941, in Cadillac.
Mrs. Valley moved to Norman Township, Manistee County, at the age of
10 months, where her parents homesteaded and built a home. She attended
a country school in Norman Township and graduated from Smith Hughs High
School in South Branch Township, Wexford County.
She attended Ferris State College and worked at B.F. Goodrich for 17
years. She operated the gift shop at the Caberfae Ski Area also.
She was a member of the Cadillac Womens Club and the Cadillac Area
Artists Association. She was also a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in
She is survived by her husband, Roy; her son, Dan Valley of Cadillac;
grandchildren, Ian, Neal and Owen Valley, all of Cadillac; and a brother;
Victor (Dorothy) Sekanina of Wellston.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister,
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 1998, at St. Ann
Catholic Church in Cadillac, with Father Francis J. Murphy officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation will be Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Prayer
services will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadillac Area Artists Association.
Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Clara D. Bates
EASTLAKE -- Clara D. Bates, 86, of 258 Division St., Eastlake, died
Friday, March 20, 1998, at the Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee.
She was born July 11, 1911, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was the daughter
of the late Harry and Marrion (Tillitson) Bates. Clara was a registered
nurse at West Shore Hospital for many years.
She is survived by a sister, Edna Rockwell of Nevada; a sister-in-law,
Mary Bates of Douglas; and a very dear friend, Evalyn Keller, whom she
has made her home with for over 30 years; also several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore and Chester
There will be no services at this time. The Herbert Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrangements.
Frank (Jim) Cabot
MANISTEE -- Frank (Jim) Cabot, 78, of 1401 Manistee St., Manistee, died
Friday, March 20, 1998, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born June 11, 1920, in Manistee, and was the son of the late
Edward F. and Anna M. (Paczesny) Cabot. Frank was a staff sergeant in the
U.S. Army during World War II from June 13, 1942, until Dec. 7, 1945. Frank
married Genevieve M. Nowak on Nov. 29, 1941, at St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Manistee. He was employed at the Hardy Salt Company for 44 years until
his retirement in 1983. He was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic
Church of Manistee. He was a life member of the VFW Walsh Post No. 4499
of Manistee, the American Legion Post No. 10 of Manistee, where he was
the former Chef deGare of the 40ET8, Voiture Nationale 1363. He enjoyed
hunting and was an avid sports fan.
Frank is survived by his wife, Genevieve M. Cabot of Manistee; two
sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike Cabot, Jim and Ellie Cabot and Fran
Cabot, all of Manistee; his grandchildren, Jim and Marci Novak of Manistee,
Jim and Jennifer Cabot of Kalamazoo, Scott Cabot of Shelby and Rick and
Shelli Kubiskey of Manistee; his great-grandchildren Andrew Cabot of Onekama,
Kaitlin Kubiskey of Manistee and Emily Cabot of Kalamazoo; two sisters,
Germaine Guenthardt of Manistee and Virginia Bengtsson of Fountain; one
brother and two sisters-in-law, Rex and Sally Cabot and Grace Larson, all
of Manistee; one brother-in-law, Jerome Niemiec of Ludington; one cousin,
Esther Lassa of Manistee; numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Marc Cabot; two sisters,
Eleanor Cabot and Phyllis Niemiec; his brother, Harry Cabot; and his brother-in-law,
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Tuesday,
March 24, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee,
with Monsignor Gerald F. Guzikowski celebrant. Private burial will be in
Mount Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee. The family will receive friends
at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the funeral
Mass at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
A memorial will be established in Frank's name for Guardian Angels
Catholic Church in Manistee. Envelopes are available at the funeral home
and at the church on Tuesday morning. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee
is in charge of funeral arrangements.
TROY -- Ray Combs, 60, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Kentucky, died
March 20, 1998.
He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Tina Combs (Mark Aimly); his mother,
Mrs. Hazel Combs; sisters, Mrs. Marilee Kelly, Mrs. Shirley Anderson (Robert);
brothers, Carl Combs (Maud), John Combs (Sandra) and Clayton Combs (Nancy);
and a granddaughter, Jill Aimly.
Visitation was held Sunday and funeral services are today at noon at
Price Funeral Home, 3725 S. Rochester Rd., Troy. Interment will be at White
Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy.
Zacarias D. Morales
MANISTEE -- Zacarias D. Morales, 88, of 6013 Miller Rd., Manistee, died
Friday evening at the home of Chester and Virginia Gauthier Jr., with whom
he has made his home for the past 26 years.
He was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Mexico City. He came to the United States
at the age of 18, on Feb. 8, 1927, moving to Laredo, Texas. As a young
man he traveled around the United States until settling in the western
Michigan area in the mid-40s. Zacarias married Irene K. Morsaw; she preceded
him in death on March 18, 1966. He had been employed with the Darin and
Armstrong Inc. in 1945, the R.R. Contractors Armand Cassel Company in 1946,
both in Muskegon, Lyons Construction Company in Whitehall from 1949 until
1950 and with the Muskegon Building and Construction Trades from 1953 until
1958. After his retirement he was employed locally at Cohodas Orchards
He is survived by three sisters, Luse, Carmon and Gesuse; and his brother
Francisco, all of Mexico; and Chester and Virginia Gauthier and their family
with whom he made his home with.
Graveside services will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee
on Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at 1 p.m. with Father William Zwiefka officiating.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at the funeral home. The
Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.