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Kevin Duane Rhodes 

Kevin Duane Rhodes, 39 of Baldwin, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Spectrum Health East in Grand Rapids. He was born December 28, 1958 in Fremont, the son of Dean and Marie (Hammond) Rhodes.

Kevin was an avid softball player, and he also enjoyed bowling and shooting pool. He coached little league baseball for many years in Manistee and Baldwin, and enjoyed working with children. Kevin grew up in Manistee and was a 1977 graduate of Manistee Catholic Central.

He was a past employee of CSX Transportation, where he worked for 10 years; and was currently employed by the Nabco Corp. in Reed City, where he worked for 2 1/2 years.

Kevin is survived by: his fiance, Tanya Kent of Baldwin; two sons, Chad Rhodes and Kevin Rhodes, Jr., both of Manistee; his daughter, Brittany Rhodes of Baldwin; his step-daughter, Desi Kent of Baldwin; his parents, Dean and Marie Rhodes of Thompsonville; one sister, Deanna and Randy Merrill of Kentwood; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 1998 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with Pastor John Simpson officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, from 7-9 p.m. at the home. Burial will be in the Inland Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions for Kevin's monument may be made at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

Wilma "Pauline" Howes 

Wilma "Pauline" Howes, 84, of Kaleva, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at West Shore hospital in Manistee. She was born August 18, 1913, in Upland, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Hayes) Dilling.

Pauline was a member of: the Marilla Church of the Brethren, the Kaleva Lioness Club, the Manistee Lakeside Womens Club, The Marilla Ladies Aid, former treasurer of the Northwest Regional Womens Club, former Director and member for 15 years of the Manistee County Dial-A-Ride, former member of the KND School Board, former member of the Sweet Adelines in Manistee, and was an active 4H Leader. 

She taught school for 3 years and was a substitute teacher in Manistee County for many years. Pauline also enjoyed flowers, gardening and sewing.

Pauline is survived by: her husband, Roy Howes of Kaleva; her children, Don and Ann Howes of Brethren, Dennis and Marie Howes of Kaleva, Diane Young of Grand Rapids, and Dixie Howes of Marilla; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Geraldine and Gene Howes of Kaleva, Maxine and John Luomala of Lakeland, Florida, and Arlene and Claude Halstead of Grayling.

She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Irene Cater and Thelma Trump; and her brother, Dale Dilling.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 1998 at the Marilla Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Donald Willoughby officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-90 p.m., Friday, May 29, 1998 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marilla Church of the Brethren, or to Marilla Ladies Aid. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

Friedrich G. Becker 

Friedrich G. Becker, 92, of 6565 Becker Road, Manistee, died Wednesday morning, May 27th 1998 at West Shore Hospital.

He was born September 5, 1905 in Dortmund, Germany, the son of the late Julius and Wilhelmine (Leirermann) Becker. He moved to the Manistee area in 1923 from Germany.

Fred farmed in Brown Township for 70 years, In addition he was also the maintenance manager to the Big M Ski Area and for eleven years he was employed by the Highbrow Brewery in Muskegon. He served on the Brown Township Board of Review for a number of years and was a member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee for 10 years.

During World War II, he served in the US Army and took part in the Anzio invasion. he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Italy.

He was a 50 year member of the DAV Salt City Chapter #43 and a member of the West Michigan Beef Breeders Association.

He is survived by his sister, Doris Petersen of Manistee, a niece and spouse Susan and Mark Milliman of Manistee and by numerous cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Becker and by a nephew, David Petersen. 

Emma Jane Persing Babcock 

BEAR LAKE -- Emma Jane Persing Babcock, age 75, of Bear Lake passed away at her home on May 21, 1998. She was born March 26, 1923 in Frankfort, the daughter of Mathias and Bertha Elliott Persing. She was a homemaker, farmer and leader of civic affairs.
In 1941 she married Edward James Babcock who survives. She is also survived by her three daughters; Cheryl Fox of Bear Lake and grand daughters Jayne Childs, and Elizabeth Fox, and great-grandson Derrick Fox; Joey (Merri) Mitchell of Kingsley and grand daughters Michelle, Monique, Misty and grandson William; Kathy Blomquist of Muskegon and grand daughter Becky; Valerie (Allen) Dinger of Powell, Tennessee and grand daughter Jennifer. Sister-in-law Pauline Persing and numerous nieces, nephews and foster children. Also her husbands siblings; Hazel Harold, June Myers, Chester (Marge) Babcock, Justus (Doris) Babcock, Erma (Richard) Kessler, Clayton (Phyllis) Babcock, Mitchell (Judy) Babcock, Alta (Stanley) Harold and Dennis Babcock. 
There will be no funeral, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 
Memorials may be made to The Michigan Lupus Foundation, The National Arthritis Foundation, St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of arrangements. 

Alan Stacy Disbrow 

FRANKFORT -- Alan Stacy Disbrow, 89, of Benzonia, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at Paul Oliver Long-Term Care in Frankfort. He was born August 16, 1908 in Manton, the son of Arthur and Mary (Brazee) Disbrow.
Alan retired from Mardigan Tool and Die Corp. in Warren in 1973 where he worked as a tool and die maker. After living in Ypsilanti for 31 years, Alan and his wife retired to Benzonia in 1975. Alan attended both the Free Methodist Church and the Weslyan Methodist Church.
Alan is survived by: his wife of almost 70 years, Elsie Ruth Disbrow; his children, Alan (Dorothy) Disbrow of Westland, Arthur (Joanne) Disbrow of Troy, Ohio, Rex ( Bonnie) Disbrow of Troy, Michigan, Ruth Binns, Hillsdale and Janice (Bill) Gorham of Ypsilanti; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Roth and Marion Shively, both of Spring Arbor; one brother, Willard Disbrow of Manton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Sidney Disbrow and Ivan Disbrow; and two daughters-in-law, Marie Disbrow and Vivian Disbrow.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with Rev. David Crane of Ypsilanti officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, May 22, 1998 from 7-9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery in Elberta. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Ruth B. Rawson 

MANISTEE -- Ruth B. Rawson, 81, of Manistee, died Saturday morning, May 16, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born in Stronach on Feb. 4, 1917, the daughter of the late Charles C. and Kathrine (Wilks) Turk. In 1937 she married William Schuelke, who preceded her in death on June 11, 1963. On Oct. 17, 1964 she married William M. Rawson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1979.
She was retired, having been employed by the former Manistee Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and later the Manistee Cleaners.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee, the Ladies Aid and Concordia Society of the church. She had been active at the Manistee Senior Center and was a member of the Kitchen Band.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Richard Pomeroy of Manistee; step daughters and son-in-law, Joan Rawson of Grand Rapids and Lynda and Jerome Pachesny of Manistee; grandchildren, Michael and Janet Pomeroy of Manistee, Jean and John Misico of Freeport, Steven and Renee Pomeroy of Canyon Creek, Mont., and Kathy and Jerry Lavan of Wyoming, Mich.; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Ethel and Harold Kaap of Manistee, and Genevieve Hendrickson of Florida; sister-in-law, Ruth Turk of Manistee; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore and Mervin Turk.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. James E. Moehring officiating. Final interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, that those wishing to remember Ruth consider a gift to either the Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee or the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Helen E. Tabaczka 

MANISTEE -- Helen E. Tabaczka, age 80, of 485 Wall St., Manistee, died early Saturday morning, May 16, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born March 6, 1918 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Tomaszewski) Gunia. She married William S. Tabaczka on Oct. 5, 1940 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1976.
Helen had been employed as a cook by the Manistee Area Public Schools and the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Helen enjoyed bird watching, gardening, baking breads and cookies.
She is survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law, Delphine and James Dumas of Manistee, Janice and Lauren (John) White of Manistee, Nancy and Dan Kowalski of Manistee; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerome and Judith Tabaczka of Manistee, Frank and Lori Tabaczka of Manistee, Rick Tabaczka and Bonnie of Grand Rapids; 12 grandchildren, Diane (John) Tuka, Michelle (Randy) Sanocki, Kelly (Richard) Barch, Connie Kuenzer, Terry (Kelly) White, Tim Kowalski, Carrie (Wade) Madsen, Jacqueline and Jamie Tabaczka, Frankie and Vince Tabaczka, and Alex Tabaczka; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Gunia of East Lake; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Frank Gunia of Manistee, and Walter and Dorothy Gunia of Manistee. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 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 this evening (Monday) at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends began calling Sunday afternoon. The family will be at the funeral home today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Elizabeth B. "Betty" Heskett 

FRANKFORT -- Elizabeth B. "Betty" Heskett, 96, of Danville, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday (May 13, 1998).
Born April 2, 1902, in Danville to John Wesley and Esther Baum Webster. she attended Roselawn Grand School, Bismarck High School and attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Ind. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, a life member of George Rogers Clark DAR. She was a founder of the Salvation Army Board Auxiliary and one of the founders of the daycare center. She had received the Salvation Army 'Others" Award. She was a life member of the YWCA, Vermillion County Museum, Lakeview Medical Auxiliary, Vodka Club, Birthday Club, charter member of the Danville Country Club, Portage Point Summer Resort Corp, and Portage Lake Yacht Club. She was a 76-year member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, member of Danville Symphony Guild and from 1941-46 she was a USO Train coordinator. She was the first Women of Year of the Danville Business and Professional Women's Club.
She married A. W. Heskett Sept. 29, 1925 in Danville. He preceded her July 1. 1975. Survivors include: a son, John (Carla) Heskett of Danville; a grand-daughter, Tenley (David) Lipple of Monroe, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Cristine, Caroline Leigh and Harrison Heskett Lipple: a cousin, Nadine Ferguson: a nephew, Jack (Phyllis) Heskett. She was preceded by a daughter, Esther Webster Heskett.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. James United Methodist Church Officiating, Dr. Russell Smith; Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery; Visitation: 3-7 p.m. Friday at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Danville Salvation Army, 855 E. Fairchild St., St. John's By The Lake, Onekama, or Danville St. James United Methodist Church. 

Burton L. (Slug) Howe 

FREE SOIL -- Burton L. (Slug) Howe, 73, of 7233 Poplar Road, Free Soil, passed away Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, Florida.
Burton was born January 15, 1925, in Paw Paw, the son of Alvin J. and Gertrude (Masters) Howe. He moved to Mason County as a child, where he grew up and attended Scottville High School, graduating in 1943. He then attended Central Michigan University, where he received his Teaching Degree. Burton taught for many years at Walled Lake Public Schools. He served with the United States Navy in the South Pacific during WW II. Burton was a member of the Scottville Masonic Lodge 445 F& AM and the Boynton Beach Masonic Lodge F & AM.
Surviving Mr. Burton Howe are, two sons, Jeff (and Mary Ann) Schlegal-Howe of Elkton, Maryland, and Tim Howe of Oakland, California; three daughters, Rita Derington of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, Lisa Howe of Sylvan lake, and Jill (and Blake) Weston of Haslett; three grandchildren, Hyla Schlegal-Howe and Brooke and Nicholas Derington; one sister, Geraldine (and Richard) Wriggelsworth of Sarasota, Florida; one brother, Leonard (and Marlys) Howe of Manistee; one sister-in-law, Norma Howe of Dundein, Florida; three nephews; two nieces; and a special friend, Florence Weick of Boynton Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two brothers, Ronald and Byron.
Memorial Services for Mr. Burton Howe will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 1998, at Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville. Mr. Howe's cremains will then buried in Brookside Cemetery, Scottville. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider donations to the Scottville Clown Band. Envelopes are available at the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. 

Harvey Eugene Walle 

MANISTEE -- Harvey Eugene Walle, age 86 of 313 Sibben Street, Manistee, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 in Traverse City.
He was born on March 11, 1912 in Ludington, the son of the late Alf and Margaret (Petersen) Walle. He was a graduate of Ludington High School. He married Theresa M. Musial on May 17, 1937 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1997.
He was employed as a chemist at Morton Salt Company for 42 years from January 26, 1935 to March 31, 1977.
He was a communicant of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Manistee, and a member of the St. Joseph Civic Club. A gifted photographer, Harvey took the official pictures for Morton Salt Company's Manistee plant, which included photography for the company's "Spout" magazine. He was a frequent photo contributor to the "Manistee News Advocate," "Grand Rapids Herald" and the "Grand Rapids Press." Harvey photographed weddings and other events in the Manistee area.
His interest in fishing stated at a young age and carried through until his late 70's. He found great pleasure in fishing and was known for his expertise in finding the best place to make a catch. He was a charter boat captain on Lake Michigan from 1967-69. His Norwegian heritage, no doubt, played a role in the interest. During his earlier years he enjoyed tennis and swimming. "God counts not the days a man spends fishing" Happy fishing Dad! "The Lilac's are in bloom, its Trout Time" H. E. Walle Axiom.
He is survived by his two sons and a daughter in-law; Richard H. Walle of Traverse City, and Robert and Linda Walle of Grand Rapids; two daughters and two sons in-law; Ellen and Charles Haberlein, Jr. of Falls Church, Virginia and Linda and Lloyd Williams III of Traverse City; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother Leonard of Troy; two sisters Ruth Hawkey of Fremont and Doris Arnold of Ann Arbor.
He was preceded in death by this wife Theresa, brothers Alf and Eugene Walle and sisters Helen Carter and Thora Haindl.
Mass of the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Saturday, May 16 1998 at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee with Msgr. Gerald F. Guzikowski celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery also in Manistee.
Relatives and friends will pray the Rosary this evening (Friday) at 8 p.m. at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling this afternoon (Friday) after 2 p.m. The family will be at the Funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Sylvia Sue Gilbert 

FRANKFORT -- Sylvia Sue Gilbert, longtime resident of Frankfort, died Friday evening in the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit at the age of 62 years.
Sylvia was born on August 15, 1935 in Frankfort, the daughter of Douglas and Beatrice (Baughman) Stubbs. She was united in marriage to Fay Gilbert on April 12, 1965 in Buelah.
Sylvlia had worked as a cook and enjoyed crochetting and reading.
She is survived by her husband Fay of Frankfort; sons, Fred Collins of Frankfort; Jeff (Michelle) Gilbert of Ludington; step-son Tom (Michelle) Gilbert of Sault Ste. Marie; daughters Chris of Lake City, Kelly of Traverse City; step-daughter, Cheryl (Roger) Reichel of Frankfort; braothers, Sid (Bonna) Stubbs of Vestaburg, Lawrence (Terry) Stubbs of Bloomington, Ill., sisters, Lola (Larry) Waldecker of Ocala, Fla., and Sally (Ed) Charron of Alpena. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eight step-grandchilldren, two step-great-granddaughters and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services for Sylvia will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Blaine Township Cemetery. Sylvia's brother Pastor Sidney Stubbs will officiate. After the graveside services the family wishes to invite everyone to the Masonic Temple of Crystal Lodge #270 located at 406 W. Main in Frankfort where a luncheon will be served. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit. The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. 

John A. Nicely 

MANISTEE -- John A. Nicely, 71 of 7638 Pine Creek Road, Manistee, died Saturday, May 9, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born June 17, 1926 in Granger County, Tennessee, the son of William and Ethel (Capps) Nicely. He married BarbaraWerderman on September 5, 1970 in LaFayette, Georgia. The Nicelys moved to the Manistee area in 1992 from Richmond.
John was a retired foundry supervisor with New Haven Foundry in New Haven.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; daughter and son-in-law: Kathleen and Timothy Stover of Union City, Penn.; step daughters and sons-in-law, Barenda and Gary Loper of Richmond, and Elizabeth and Jim Smith of New Haven; step son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Annie Kovich of Algonac; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters, Virgie Cornish and Eula Hensely both of Maynardlville, Tenn. and Alma Seymour of Knoxville, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Vaughn Nicely; and a sister, Eunice Kelley.
Memorial services and final interment will be held in Tennessee at a later date.
The family suggests that anyone wishing to remember John consider a gift to the West Shore Hospital Auxiliary. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Dreama Elaine McDonald Demeter 

PLYMOUTH -- Dreama Elaine McDonald Demeter, 45, of Plymouth died May 7, 1998 at her mother's home in Springdale Township.
She was born April 20, 1953 in Bellaire the daughter of Texas and Betty (Huntley) McDonald.
She is survived by her husband James J. Demeter of Plymouth, two sons, Jeffery (Rachel) Beaver and Joshua Schooley of Plymouth; two grandsons, Zacary and Seth Beaver, her mother Betty McDonald of Thompsonville; three sisters Barbara Gragg and Patricia Barnett of Thompsonville, and Christina Wardlow of Elkhart, Ind., six brothers, Ed (Judy) McDonald of White Pigeon, Charles (Ida) McDonald of Benzonia, Gaylord Wayne (Yvonne) McDonald of White Pigeon, Brian (Donna) McDonald of Elkhart, Ind, Mitch (Kathy) McDonald of Thompsonville, Mike (Angie) McDonald of Bear Lake, several nieces and nephews, father-in-law James Demeter of Dearborn Heights, sister-in-law Carol Blanchard of Buckley, and brother-in-law Steve (Cheryl) Demeter of Livonia. 
She was preceded in death by a daughter Bernice Beaver in 1969.
Funeral services for Dreama Demeter will be held Saturday, May 9 at he Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake with Rev. Arthur Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the Brethern Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends for 7-9 p.m. Friday, may 8, 1998.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Rose Stella Saum 

FREMONT -- Mrs. Rose Stella Saum, RN, age 93, died Saturday, April 25, 1998 at Newaygo Medical Care Facility, Fremont. Born June 27, 1904 she was the daughter of George and Anna Dufon of Free Soil. 
She graduated from Mercy Hospital, Manistee in 1925 and was a dedicated nurse at Gerber Hospital of Fremont for 35 years.
Survivors are one son Donald and Jo Saum of Big Rapids; two daughters, Delores and Richard Klamfoth and Louise Scheibner, both of Muskegon; daughter-in-law Judith Saum of Newaygo and 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cecelia Maue of Free Soil, Anna Korzeniewski of Manistee, Pauline and Edward Thomas, Fountain; step-sister, Anne Bigelow of Muskegon and several nieces and nephews of Muskegon survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Saum, Sr., in 1994 an d her son Glen Saum, Jr., in 1992. 

Raymond D. Goslinoski 

MANISTEE -- Raymond D. Goslinoski, 69, of North Quarterline Road, Manistee, died Wednesday may 6, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee, unexpectedly. He was born August 14, 1928 in Manistee, the son of the late John and Mary (Traska) Goslinoski. Raymond married Blondine Kukla on August 12, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. they have lived in Manistee all of their life. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Ray was employed for over 30 years at the packaging Corporation of America in Filer City until his retirement in 1980. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, a life member of the VFW Walsh post #44499 of Manistee, a member of the American Legion Post #10 of Manistee and the Catholic War Veterans Post #1847 of Manistee. he was the chairman of the annual P.C.A. Retiree's Dinner. Ray had also brought a lot of happiness and joy to the young and old as he had played Santa Claus for 40 years at many private and organizational Christmas parties.
He is survived by his wife Blondine Goslinoski of Manistee, three daughters and two sons in-law: Carol and Joe Duvall of Wellston, Karen and Andy Roberts of Manistee, and Dr. Lois Goslinoski of Philadelphia, Penn. Three grandchildren Melanie Keys, Lindsay Roberts and Taylor Roberts. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters Virginia Kovalcik and Celia Eaton and by two brothers Edward and Richard Goslinoski.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee with Father William Zwiefka celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee where the members of the VFW and American Legion Posts of Manistee will conduct graveside military services.
Evening prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling Friday evening after 6 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Sherwood Gilbert Anderson 

TRAVERSE CITY -- Sherwood Gilbert Anderson of Traverse City, born July 5, 1926, died December 14, 1997 while enroute with his wife to Florida. He was born and raised in Manistee. 
A memorial service will be held May 9, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City. 

Clyde Leroy McEntaffer 

MANISTEE -- Clyde Leroy McEntaffer, age 56 of 3250 South Skocelas Road, Manistee, died Saturday evening May 2, 1998 at West Shore Hospital. He was born December 3, 1941 in Muskegon. He was the son of the late Otis and Ellen McEntaffer.
Clyde was a torchman and welder at Miller Brothers of Manistee.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Shanna (Purgiel) Wall of Manistee. Three daughters, Dianna Wall of Manistee, Anita Wall of Onekama, and Barbara Wall of Manistee. Eight grandchildren. Two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Pat McEntaffer, Marvin and Barb McEntaffer. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and John Smith, Della and Jack Smith who are all of Muskegon. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Clyde was also preceded in death by his sister; Dorothy (McEntaffer) Cutter.
Cremation has already taken place and private family services have been held. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee was in charge of arrangements. 

Eino Marvin Sipila 

KALEVA -- Eino Marvin Sipila, 74, of Kaleva died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born on July 23, 1923 in Kaleva, the son of Eino and Lilja (Haksluoto) Sipila. He was united in marriage on November 4, 1945 in Alabama to Edith Nell Cooper. A WW II veteran, he was a member of the Bear Creek VFW Post #6333. A tool and die designer, Eino retired to Kaleva in 1992, where he had summered for many years.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Sipila, of Kaleva: Jennifer Johnson, of East Lansing: and William (Gina) Sipila, of Troy; six grandchildren; brothers, Thomas of West Bloomfield and Daniel of Mt. Clemens; and his step-mother Mabel Sipila, of Fraser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell, in 1994.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, with the Reverend Floyd Soper officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery, Kaleva. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Robert L. Roggenbuk 

MANISTEE -- Robert L. Roggenbuk, 38, of Beachview AIS Home, Manistee, formerly of Brethren, died Saturday, May 2, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born July 15, 1959 in Albion, the son of Oliver and Diane (Robinson) Roggenbuk.
He is survived by: his mother, Diane of Jackson; brothers, Donald and John Roggenbuk, both of Jackson; sisters, Rosemary Roggenbuk and Susie Simmons, both of Traverse City; niece and nephew, Jennifer and Jason Simmons of Traverse City; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services for Robert Roggenbuk will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the Church of the Brethren in Brethren. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of services.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Robert consider a gift to the Beachview AIS Home, 547 First St., Manistee, MI 49660. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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