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Edward J. Schulski 

MANISTEE -- Edward J. Schulski, 87, of 1793 Maple Rd. in Manistee, died early Friday morning, March 20, 1998, at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
He was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Ludington, the son of the late Stanley and Josephine (LaRocque) Schulski. He married Veronica Ambrosiewicz on April 11, 1931, in Hartford. They returned to the Manistee area in 1968.
Edward was employed as a machine tool and die maker at Gallmeyer and Livingston Company in Grand Rapids.
He was a communicant of Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee, a member of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor J.M. Steffes Council in Manistee and a member of the OX5 Glider Club. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Schulski of Manistee; one daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Bud Tomaszewski of Manistee; one son and daughter-in-law, Edmond and Pat Schulski of Wooster, Ohio; his grandchildren and spouses, Nita (Tom) Guenthardt, Rick Tomaszewski, Rena (Tom) Volkema, Dani (Bob) Banicki, Steve (Tracey) Tomaszewski, Michael (Peggy) Tomaszewski, Paul (Jeanna) Tomaszewski, Drs. Linda (Bob) Rupert and Becky Schulski; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive; one brother and sister-in-law, Stan (Doris) Siels of Van Nuys, Calif.; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Willard Schulski.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Monday, March 23, 1998, at 10 a.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 Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling Saturday evening after 7 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Sara Simon 

OAK PARK -- Sara Simon, 80, of Oak Park, died at her home Thursday, March 19, 1998.
The wife of the late Harry Simon, she is survived by a son, Mitchell (Lynn) Simon of Southfield; a daughter, Helene (Dr. Steven) Rubin of Bloomfield Hills; two grandchildren, Stephanie Simon of Manistee and Jay Simon of Kalamazoo; and a sister, Ann Goldstein.
Services will be 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Ira Kaufman Chapel with interment at Beth Moses Cemetery (Aaron Moshe section). 

Don D. Jackson Sr. 

DURHAM, N.C. -- Don D. Jackson Sr., 92, of Durham, N.C., died March 18, 1998.
Don D. Jackson was born on Oct. 23, 1905, in Craig, Mo., to the late John K. and Gerda (Totten) Jackson. He grew up in Missouri and Kansas and graduated from Eldorado (Kan.) High School in 1926. Don married Alice E. Traner in July 1926 and worked as an oil field hand in west Texas until moving to Scottville in 1935.. He worked as superintendent of the Ludington and Northern Railway in Ludington from 1938 until retiring in 1969. Don and Alice lived in Manistee and operated a gasoline service station from 1941 until moving to Ludington in 1951. He was very active in the Ludington Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s and '60s and was chairman of the Perch Festival for several years. He was Michigan Week Chairman for Mason County in 1960 and was honored as Optimist Club "Friend of the Boy" in 1968.
Don married Nola Byrd Gregory in August 1969. During his retirement he encouraged and organized children's chess clubs and tournaments, wrote news items on chess for various newspapers and newsletters and was the editor for the Apple-Carr Community Newsletter in Muskegon while living there from 1972 to 1986. Don and Nola moved to Whiteville, N.C., in 1986 and then to Durham, N.C., in 1990, where he continued to work with chess clubs and tournaments.
Don is survived by two sons and their wives: Don Jr. and Dorothy Jackson of South Haven and Victor and Karen Jackson of Okemos; and one daughter and her husband, Gail and Arthur Breece of East Lake; and one step-daughter and her daughter, Norma and Eugene Harvey of Durham, N.C. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one sister-in-law, Olive Jackson of Lawrence, Kan., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice (Traner) Jackson in January 1969 and by his second wife, Nola (Byrd Gregory) Jackson in 1995 and two brothers and one sister.
Don Jackson will be greatly missed by friends and family.
The Stephens Funeral Home of Scottville is in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Nicholson officiating. Visitation will precede the memorial services from 1 to 2 p.m.
Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery on Sugar Grove Road in Scottville. 

R. Evelyn Klinefelter 

WHITEHALL -- Mrs. R. Evelyn Klinefelter, 90, of Whitehall, died March 18, 1998. Born March 26, 1907, in Whitehall, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life. The former R. Evelyn Mord was married to David L. Meikle, who preceded her in death in 1958, then married Russell Klinefelter, who preceded her in death in 1981. She had worked as a nurse at Hooker Chemical Co. until retiring and was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church. Mrs. Klinefelter was preceded in death by a son, David, and a brother, Walter Mord.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary (Edward) Armstrong of Florida; one son, Denis (Ruth) Meikle of Manistee; a daughter-in-law, Betty Meikle of Washington; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Veitenheimer of Muskegon; her second family, John (Diane) Klinefelter of Whitehall and Beverly (Ken) Berman of North Carolina.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 21, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church. 

Dennis L. Clark 

ALLENDALE -- Word has been received of the death of Dennis L. Clark, age 50 of Allendale, who died Saturday, March 14, 1998.
Dennis is the son of Doris (Johnson) Clark of Manistee and the late Kenneth R. Clark. He was a graduate of Manistee High School the class of 1966. He was employed for 32 years with the CSX Railroad out of Grand Rapids and Jacksonville, Fla.
Dennis is survived by: his wife, Carol E. Clark; his daughters, Tammy, Erica, Cassie and Teresa; and his sons, Jason, Joshua and Timothy; his mother, Doris Clark, of Manistee; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael and Flo Clark of Manistee, and William Clark of Dorr; one granddaughter, Marissa of Sparta. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at the Throop Funeral Home in Allendale, with the Rev. Sam Scott officiating. Burial was in the Allendale Township Cemetery. The obituary was published by the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. 

Joyce Wyn 

MANISTEE -- Joyce Wyn, 59, of 7590 Caberfae Highway, Manistee, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.
She was born Oct. 30, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Sophie (Couch) Sobieck. She married Richard G. Wyn on Sept. 4, 1965 in Wayne County.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Walsh Post No. 4499 in Manistee.
She is survived by: her husband, Richard; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Stephen Holcombe of Belleville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph and Angela Wyn of Garden City and Raymond Wyn of Manistee; and her grandson, Joseph Wyn II.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her sister, Eleanor Sikorski.
Funeral services for Joyce Wyn will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with Joseph Wyn officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
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 Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee was in charge of local funeral arrangements. 

Thomas C. Hull Jr. 

ST. CHARLES, IL -- Thomas C. Hull Jr., 68, of St. Charles, Ill., a summer resident of Onekama, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at his home.
He was the only son of Thomas C. "Kink" and Julia (Kreis) Hull, residents of Wheaton, Ill., and a resident of Portage Point, Onekama. His sister MaryAnn (Len) Groat, lives in Onekama. 

Margaret Catherine Janicke 

FRANKFORT -- Margaret Catherine Janicke, formerly of Onekama and a resident of Frankfort for the past 15 years, died Sunday evening at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, at the age of 84.
Margaret was born on Jan. 7, 1914, in Edmore, the daughter of Michael Henry and Mary (Chesley) Bialik. She was united in marriage to Leonard Janicke on July 7, 1933, in Baldwin.
Margaret had worked as a salesperson and receptionist. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Frankfort, and the church's Women's Guild and Quilters Quilting Club. She was quite a cook and seamstress who enjoyed quilting, sewing and making clothing.
Margaret is survived by her husband Len of Frankfort; two sons, Dr. John Janicke of Anacortes, Wash., and Jim Janicke of Dearborn Heights; daughter Cyndie Rakovan of East Greenwich, R.I.; brother Dr. Michael Bialik of Northville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother John and her parents.
The Funeral Liturgy for Margaret will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Frankfort. Monsignor David Gemuend will be the celebrant. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes where a Vigil for the deceased will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Manistee. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Mass Intentions in memory of Margaret. 

Robert O. Miller 

MT. PLEASANT, IOWA -- Robert O. Miller, 79, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, formerly of Manistee, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, March 15, 1998, at the home of his daughter.
He was born July 28, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Dr. H. Edward and June (Oehler) Miller. He was united in marriage to Margaret E. Tull on Oct. 6, 1945, in Karlsruhe, Germany. She preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 1994.
In his first year of high school, he lived and studied in St. Maritz, Switzerland, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in St. Louis in 1936. He attended Harvard University and was active on their fencing teams across the U.S. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served in the Quartermaster Corps until 1942 when he received his officer's commission. He left the Army in 1946 as a captain, having served in the European Theater during World War II.
He was a vice president of Hardy Salt Company and was the plant manager of the local plant from 1950 until 1965. He retired in 1982, when he and his wife returned to Manistee from Sioux Falls, S.D. He had been active in the Manistee Golf and Country Club, Manistee Elks Lodge No. 250, B.P.O.E., and was an avid rock hound. He was a life member and past president of the Manistee Rotary Club; a past president of the Manistee Civic Theater Association; a past chairman of the local United Way fund drive; and a former board member of the Manistee unit of the American Red Cross.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, June and Charles Russ of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; two grandsons, Robert and Jerry Russ; a brother, the Rev. E.O. Miller of Castine, Maine; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and John Burt of Marquette and Dorothea and Theodore Cleveland of Lafayette, Ind.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday afternoon, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russell M. Garriguss officiating. Final interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
The family asks that those wanting to remember Robert consider a gift to either Hospice of Michigan or the ALS Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the local funeral arrangements. 

Steve Richard Patulski 

MT. PLEASANT, IOWA -- Steve Richard Patulski, 86, a 12-year resident of Century Terrace in Manistee, and formerly of Sherman Street in Filer City, died early Monday morning, March 16, 1998, at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1911, in Manistee, the son of the late Joseph and Rosie (Majchzak) Patulski. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from July 10, 1942, to Sept. 22, 1943. He married Doris G. Pemberton on June 12, 1942, in Manistee. She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1983.
Steve was employed as a pan operator at Morton Salt Company in Manistee, retiring in 1973.
He was communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee and a life member of VFW Walsh Post No. 4499 in Manistee. Steve enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Lorraine Patulski of Manistee and John and Mary Patulski of Fremont; a step-son, Harry Lawrence of Manistee; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Marian Patulski of Stronach; one sister, Mary Stowie of Carol Stream, Ill.; nieces and nephews also survive.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Bernard Patulski in 1980.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Thursday, March 19, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with Father William Zwiefka celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, where members of VFW Walsh Post No. 4499 will conduct military graveside services.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling Wednesday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Steve's name for Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Glen Steven Darrow 

KALEVA -- Glen Steven Darrow, 71, of Kaleva, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at his residence in Maple Grove Township. He was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Detroit, the son of Glen and Lillian (Smith) Darrow.
Glen retired from Ford Motor Company in 1980, where he worked for 30 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and animals, and working on antique cars, especially his 1959 Edsel. Glen also enjoyed bird watching with his wife Donna.
On Aug. 6, 1964, in Manistee, he married Donna (Leckrone) Darrow, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Diane (Kenneth) Neasz of Taylor and Jeannine (Thomas) Cihonski of Canton; three grandsons, Glen Steven Maxey, Sean Maxey both of Taylor, and Peter Cihonski of Canton; one granddaughter, Katherine Cihonski of Canton; one brother, Bruce (Carol) Darrow of Bear Lake; and one sister-in-law, Jean Darrow of Silver Point, Tenn.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gerald Darrow.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 1998, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. John M. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 18, 1998, from 7-9 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Emma H. Rautiola 

UNIVERSAL, IND. -- Emma H. Rautiola, 80, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. The daughter of Joseph and Lenora Heureux, she was born on Aug. 25, 1917, in Universal, Ind.
Mrs. Rautiola is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arthur; her son, Kenneth of Greensboro, N.C.; brother, Joseph Heureux of Michigan; sister, Amelia Heureux of Alabama; and two grandsons.
Memorial services are private and planned for a later date.
The family requests that memorials be made to either Hospice of Alamance County or the American Heart Association.
The Cremation Society of the Carolina, Inc., Raleigh, is serving the family of Mrs. Rautiola. 

Angela M. Scott 

LUDINGTON -- Angela M. Scott, 27, of Ludington, died unexpectedly Monday, March 9, 1998, at West Shore Hospital.
She was born Feb. 12, 1971, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of Douglas and Anna (Rust) Schaefer.
Angela was a physical therapist at the Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee.
She is survived by her daughter, Samantha M. Scott; sister, Kristen Hines of Fort Wayne; brother Michael Hines of Fort Wayne; her parents, Randy and Anna Hines of Fort Wayne; grandparents, Ernest Rust of Fort Wayne and Harry and Helene Hines of Naples, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her father Douglas Schaefer in 1989.
Funeral services for Angela Scott will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Sonrise at Aboite United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Angela consider a gift to the Samantha M. Scott Educational Fund, c/o M/M Randy Hines, 9210 West Bridge Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee was in charge of local funeral arrangements. 

Gertrude I. Chambers 

MANISTEE -- Gertrude I. Chambers, 84, of 237 Second Ave., Manistee, died Sunday, March 8, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born April 1, 1913 in Manistee, the daughter of Charles and Zella (Mapes) Stolt. Gertrude married Norman M. Chambers on June 5, 1936 in Manistee.
Gertrude had been a sales clerk at the JCPenney Store in Manistee for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Manistee Chapter no. 300, Order of Eastern Star and the Castle Club.
She is survived by: her husband, Norman; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Darwin Schimke of Manistee, and Lois and Paul Garman of Chelsea; son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Elaine Chambers of Berkley; grandchildren, Jodi and Mark Hansen, Thomas and Tammi Schimke, and Lori and Bill Bromley, all of Manistee; Esther Chambers of New York, N.Y., Robert Chambers of Berkley, Deborah and Travis Garman of Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kelsey, Rebecca, Kyle, Andrew, Danielle, Abby and Mandy; sister, Thelma Haley of Manistee; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by; her parents; her brother, Gordon Stolt; and a sister, Olive Stolt.
Funeral services for Gertrude Chambers will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will be at the Johnson Funeral Home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services to receive friends.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Gertrude consider a gift to either the Alzheimer's Association or the Manistee United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Lillian J. Crews 

FREE SOIL -- Lillian J. Crews, 82, of 84 E. Hoague Rd., Free Soil, passed away Saturday night, March 7, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Muskegon, following complications after surgery.
Lillian was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Albert and Mary Teckla (Soltes) Mladucky-Kovalcik. She grew up in Chicago and attended St. Michaels Catholic School, where she was a member of the Slovak Socal Gymnastics. Lillian was married to Joseph Gramza and John Crews, and they also preceded her in death. Lillian and her second husband, John Dziolek, ran the Dziolek Grocery Store on Marquette Avenue, Muskegon, for many years. She moved to the Free Soil area in the 1960's. Lillian was a member of St. John Cantius Church in Free Soil and St. John's Rosary Society.
Surviving Mrs. Crews are: two sons, Richard (and Marilyn) Gramza of Muskegon, and Joseph Gramza of Free Soil; three grandchildren; seven great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Frances (and Stanley) Slawinski of Manistee, Joan (and Leon) Jagnicki of Muskegon, and Mary Jagnecki of Whitehall; two step-brothers, Al (and Betty) Koval of Las Vegas, Nev., and Leonard (and Kate) Koval of Spring Lake; three step-sisters, Irene Nolan, Julia Mathewson, and Bernadine Kovalcik, all of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Marcella Kuehn of Arkansas; Dorothy Mladucky of Free Soil; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husbands and her parents; by one step-father, Walter Kovalick; four brothers, Anthony, John, Joseph and Frank Mladucky; two sisters, Rose Mladucky, and Helen Gramza; three brothers-in-law, Gabriel Jagnicki, Merrit Ashley, and Floyd Gramza; one niece and two nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Free Soil, the Rev. Isidro Gargantiel, celebrant. Interment to follow in St. John Cantius Cemetery, Free Soil.
The family will be at the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville, to receive friends Wednesday, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Those desiring to make memorial contributions are asked to consider John Cantius Catholic Church or Manistee Catholic Central Schools. Envelopes are available at the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. 

Ronald D. Ely 

LUDINGTON -- Ronald D. Ely, 83, of 1008 N. William, Ludington, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Memorial Medical Center of Ludington following a brief illness.
Ronald Derwin Ely was born July 16, 1914, in Petoskey to Frank Carl and Emaline (DeKraker) Ely. He graduated from Ludington High School.
He was married in Ludington on Nov. 21, 1940, to Florence Mary Broza and she survives.
Mr. Ely was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre and was employed by Dow Chemical Company as a warehouse clerk for 25 years, retiring in 1978.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading and music.
In addition to his wife, Florence Mary, he is survived by one son, Robert M. Ely of Branch; one daughter, Barbara Jeanne Shelton of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Helen (Robert) Anthony of Alma; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
There will be no public visitation or services. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Dorrell Funeral Home in Ludington. 

Esther Drummond 

MANISTEE -- Esther Drummond (nee Pepera), passed away Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at the age of 72 years.
Born in Manistee in 1925, she graduated from Manistee High in 1943.
Esther was the beloved wife of the late William Edward; dear mother of Jayne (James) Yanko, Jeffrey (Dona), and Jon (Gretchen); loving grandmother of Sonja, Chloe, Jasper and Matthew (Luan); great-grandmother of James. Also survived by sisters, Jeannette Scott of Maumee, Ohio, and Delores (Richard) Holmes of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and numerous relatives and friends, including best friend, Doris Calder of East Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Holy Assumption Church, 1525 S. 71st St., West Milwaukee, Wis. (Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church. A private interment will be in Wood National Cemetery.
Visitation will be today (Friday) from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Wildlife Federation.
Ermenc-McLeod Funeral Home, 5325 W. Greenfielde Ave., West Milwaukee, Wis., is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Clinton R. Fink 

ONEKAMA -- Clinton R. Fink, 86, of Onekama, died March 4, 1998 at his home.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1911 in Bear Lake Township, the son of William and Anna (Radtke) Fink. Clinton retired in 1976 as a fireman and oiler from Manistee Drop Forge. He had served in the Merchant Marine in WWII had sailed for Pittsburg Steamship Line 14 years and on railroad carferries; also Onekama Canning Factory. Clinton married Irene Carlson on June 17, 1938 in Manistee.
He is survived by: wife, Irene; daughter, Mary (Rob) Gunia of Eastlake; four sons, LaVerne (Barbara) Fink of Kaleva, Marvin (Debra) Fink of Holland, Raymond (Karen) Fink of Manistee, Donald (Nancy) Fink of Kaleva; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Werner Fink of Manistee; sister, Hattie Van Gorden of Apache Junction, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ernest, Rueben and William; and one sister, Hazel Polenciewicz.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Spring burial will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery.
Memorials in Clinton's memory may be made for Trinity Lutheran Church.
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends today (Friday) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake, a member of the Forethought Group, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Herbert Theron Merrill 

KALEVA -- Herbert Theron Merrill, 83, of Kaleva, formerly of Copemish, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Joyfield Township, the son of Floyd and Oliver (Kessler) Merrill.
He attended Kaleva Baptist Church and enjoyed farming and building homes. He was previously employed by Smeltzer's Orchard and Somsel Lumber Company.
Herbert is survived by his children, Iona Smith of Honor, Arnold (Peggy) Merrill of Benzonia, Vernon (Sally) Merrill of Benzonia; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; his step-children, Dianne (Larry) Green of Grand Rapids, Sally (Harold) Rogers of Jonesboro, Ind., Annette (Steve) Harris of Brethren; Karen (Joseph) Schlachter of Altamonte, Fla., and Valerie (Scott) Kautzman of East Grand Rapids; 14 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard (Uledene) Merrill of Benzonia; three sisters, Estella Deemer of Benzonia, Dora (John) Eldridge of Fowlerville and Eileen (Don) Kabat of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Merrill; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Dorothy Call and Phyllis McPherson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, 1998, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Cleon Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of one's choice. 

Clarence W. Carlson 

MANISTEE -- Clarence W. Carlson, 91, of 215 First Ave., Manistee, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven.
He was born Dec. 20, 1906, in Manistee, the son of Oliver and Martha (Larson) Carlson. He married Virginia M. Dye on March 14, 1945, in Chicago.
Clarence was a retired automotive engineer. He had worked for Chrysler Engineering in Highland Park. He was the last surviving members of the Manistee Iron Works Band.
He was affiliated with the Manistee Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a niece and three nephews whom he helped raise, Donna Dye Dunn of Ornex, France; Rollin Dye of Grand Haven; Dudley Dye of Gurney, Ill; Monroe Dye of Lake Geneva, Wis.; and numerous grandnieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Gladys Meyers; and three brothers, Rudy, Harold and Milbert Carlson.
Memorial services for Clarence Carlson will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Grand Haven.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Clarence consider a gift to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Thomas D. "Two Feathers" Hose 

MANISTEE -- Thomas D. "Two Feathers" Hose, Delaware Indian, 55, of 4848 Caberfae Highway in Manistee, died early Monday morning, March 2, 1998, in a motor vehicle accident in Manistee County's Stronach Township.
Thomas, an avid outdoorsman who greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a member of the Two Worlds Intertribal Lodge, The Black Wolf Warrior Society and The Lost Tribes Band of Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc., where he was the head veteran.
Memorial services for Thomas D. Hose will be held Thursday evening, March 5, 1998, at 7 p.m., at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with Rev. Russ Garrigus officiating. 

James F. Zimmerman 

CHELSEA -- James F. Zimmerman, 74, of Chelsea, died March 2, 1998, at the Chelsea Community Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1923, in Manistee, the son of Albert and Katherine (Hayes) Zimmerman. James had lived in the area since 1980, moving from the Howell area.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Chelsea Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 4096. On June 21, 1973, he married Zada M. Winegar in Howell, and she survives.
Also surviving are one son, James (Diana) Zimmerman of Ludington; two daughters, Helen (John) Hoornstra of Cedar Springs and Paula (James) Clifford of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; also one sister, Carol Bjorkquist of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Robson.
In accordance with his wishes, James was cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. 


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