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Donald Olds 

IRONS -- Donald Olds, 85, of LaValle, Wisconsin, formerly of Irons, died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at the Sauk County Health Center. He was born on June 9, 1913, in Berrien Springs, the son of Don T. and Elnora (Byers) Olds. He was united in marriage on May 21, 1934 to Opal Oles in Barryton. Donald taught both public and parochial school from kindergarten through 10th grade for many years. He was also employed as a building contractor for 17 years. Donald loved working for the Lord. He often assisted pastors in the area in which he was living when they were gone. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife, Opal; his daughter, Mary (Larry) Hahn of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; his sons, Milton (Barbara) Olds, Eugene (Lyla) all of Irons and Robert (Edna) of Billings, Montana; his grandchildren, Darlene and Alan Rieck, Gregory and Connie Hahn, Rodney and Dawn Hahn, Phillip and Gine Olds, Rebecca and Karl Johnson, Rachel Olds, Rob and Rachel Olds, Sharon and Wendel Adams, and Sarah Olds; 12 great grandchildren; his brother, LeRoy (Marybelle) Olds of Springfield, Missouri, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, LeNoire Curtis and his grandson, Bruce Hahn.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, with Pastor Arthur Covell officiating. Burial will be in the Restful Forest (Chalker) Cemetery, Wellston. The family will receive friends for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Oliver (Ollie) Hansen 

MANISTEE -- Oliver (Ollie) Hansen, 71, of 91 Poplar Street, Manistee, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998.
Ollie was born January 21, 1927 in Manistee, the son of Oliver and Harriet (Dummer) Hansen. He was a graduate of Manistee High School, Class of 1945. He married Rae Alice Jacobs on September 18, 1948 in Manistee. The Hansens would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in September of this year.
Ollie was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He had been a city mail carrier for 25 years in Manistee and the last 10 years prior to his retirement he was a rural carrier out of the Wellston Post Office. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
Ollie served on the Manistee-Benzie Community Mental Health Services Board for 15 years. He served on the Manistee County Commission from 1983-1988. He was a member of the Manistee Lions Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1765 in Manistee and the American Legion, Post 10 in Manistee for many years. He was a life member and past president of the Manistee Clan Muzzleloaders and an honorary member of the Udell Long Rifles. Ollie was an avid sportsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing.
He is survived by: his wife, Rae Alice Hansen; sons and daughter-in-law, Craig and Kathleen Hansen of Ludington and Wayne Hansen of Manistee; daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Jim Siebert of Williamston; grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Hansen and Erin and Marion Siebert; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his step father, Theodore Kenstovitz.
Private family services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.
In Ollie's name, the family has made a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The family requests that those wishing to remember Ollie also consider a gift to St. Jude's. Envelopes are available at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

Marie Lydia "Lamb" McDonald 

BRETHREN -- Marie Lydia "Lamb" McDonald, 63, of Brethren, formerly of Kennett, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. She was born may 22, 1935, in Fremont, Miss., the daughter of Harvey and Mattie Bell (Walker) Oliver.
Marie loved fishing and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed reading the bible, crocheting, watching TBN, and doing volunteer work.
She is survived by: her children, Tammy (Gordon) Parks, of Brethren and Kathy (Roger) Ewing, of Sulfolk, Virginia; seven grandchildren, John, Billy, Crystal, Melinda, Bobby, Shawna, and Roger Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Craig, Zachuary, Casey Lane, Alyssa, and Kaitlan: her sister Susie (John) Brashier, of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews, including Leland Haigwood, of Kokomo, Indiana, whom she helped raise.
Marie was preceded in death by: her husband, Billy Gene Lamb; three sons Freddie Paul McDonald, Daniel Ray McDonald, and Ricky Dewayne McDonald; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, June 26, 1998, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, In Kaleva, with Pastor Donald Willoughby officiating. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Glenn T. Davis 

MANISTEE -- Glenn T. Davis, 84, of 339 Second Street, Manistee, died Sunday morning, June 21, 1998 at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
He was born November 24, 1913 in Manistee, the son of the late Rollin J. and Erma (Allen) Davis. He married Fern L. Pearce in Detroit on May 7, 1934. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1996.
Glenn was a retired employee of Ex-cell-o Corporation and had formerly worked at Gunderson Machine Shop. While at Gunderson's, he was the union president. He was a former member of the Manistee Golf and Country Club and the former secretary/treasurer of the Ex-cell-o Golf League which was named after him.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Jack Davis of Newaygo, Glenn Davis of Manistee, Russ and Veronique Davis of Liege, Belgium, Beth Davis of Royal Oak and Jean (Davis) Filigenzi of Gambrills, Maryland; daughters and son-in-law, Rosemary Thompson of Manistee, Barbara and Stanley Wilkosz and Kathleen Stypa, all of Grand Haven; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Joan Davis of Lansing and Phyllis Davis of Lakeview, Ohio; sisters and brother-in-law, Doris Dummer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Mary Mae and Gene Tappero of Birmingham and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to this parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by sons, Thomas, Daniel and Christopher, a daughter-in-law, Diane Davis, a son-in-law, John Stypa and by a brother, Rollin"Bud"Davis.
There will be no visitation or services. Final interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

George A. Solis 

MANISTEE -- George A. Solis, age 45 of 715 Engleman Street, Manistee, drowned accidentally on Saturday night, June 20, 1998 at Gun Lake in Mason County, Michigan. He was born March 10, 1953 in Mercedes, Texas and is the son of Art and Olga (Perez) Solis. He was a graduate of Manistee High School the class of 1972. He attended West Shore Community College and received his degree in auto mechanics. He married his wife Kimberly on December 31, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was currently employed for the past 12 years at the Manistee Housing Commission and served as the steward for the United Steelworkers Union #14758, District 29 of America. George enjoyed playing softball and played for the Civic Club Merchants team, He also loved to fish and play golf. He was also coaching the girl's class D softball team sponsored by Manistee Welding.
He is survived by his wife Kim Solis of Manistee, his daughter Marla Jo Solis of Manistee, two step daughters Jacquelyn and Smantha both of Manistee. One grandson Andrew Picardat of Manistee. His parents Art and Olga Solis of Manistee. His brothers and sisters in-law: Rudy and Barb Solis, Noe and Debbie Solis, Bob and Lisa Solis, Abel Solis and Rene and Debbie Solis all of Manistee. His sister and brother in-law: Melva and Patrick Rybicki of Manistee. Several nieces and nephews Shawn Solis, Elisa Solis, A. J. Solis, Andrea Viola, Marisa Solis, Sarah Jones, Nicole Solis, Kelsey Viola, Briana Rybicki, Corky Solis, Noel Solis, Justin Solis, Aaron Rybicki and Daniella Solis and one great nephew Nathaniel Solis. Numerous aunts and uncles also survive him.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Friday, June 26, 1998 at 10 a.m. at St Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee with Father Gabriel Fox celebrant.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling Thursday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in George's name for the Local Youth Softball Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

William (Bill) Seng 

MANISTEE -- William (Bill) Seng, age 61, of 1867 Lake Shore Road, Manistee, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, June 19, 1998 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
He was born October 15, 1936 in Muskegon, and was the son of the late Leo and Arline (Veltman) Seng. He was a graduate of Muskegon Heights High School, the class of 1954. Bill married Ruth M. Skocelas on September 22, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon. Bill and Ruth moved to Manistee in 1959 when Bill started his own business as "Seng Masonry," which later included pouring concrete. He was employed briefly by the Aetna Cement Company. In 1972 he started the Seng Redi Mix operation and in 1974 he purchased Edel Excavating. He then started Seng Crane and Excavating Inc. Throughout the years the years he added the dock, trucking and marina operations, all of which he was still operating up to the present time.
Bill was a very strong supporter of the community of Manistee. He gave countless hours of his time, talents and financial support to many programs he believed in. Bill was a founding member and past president of the Manistee County Foundation.
He was instrumental in the development of the teen center, and the formation of the Manistee County Recyclers to which he supplied equpment and other provisions for its continued success. He was also very active in the Habitat for Humanity program.
Bill was a communicant and active member of St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee and was very active in supporting area schools and youth programs. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 250 of Manistee, past member and president of the Manistee Lions Club, and a member of Great Lakes Cruise Club and the World's Worst Fisherman's Club. He served on the board of directors of Security National and First Michigan Bank.
Bill loved a parade, and was very involved in the success of the Victorian Sleighbell Parade and the Venetian Boat Parade. Bill Seng was deeply devoted to the growth and prosperity of Manistee and believed in lending a hand up to anyone, but never a hand out.
Bill deeply loved and enjoyed the family that survives him: his wife, Ruth M. Seng of Manistee; one daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Ed Kriskywicz; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Eva Seng, and Ed and Cathy Seng, all of Manistee; six grandchildren, Bill, Adam, Jacob, Brandon and Amy Seng, and Kaitlin Kriskywicz, all of Manistee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jerry Gaines of Dathon, Ala., and Sue and Bill LeRoux of Muskegon; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Reva Seng, and Roger and Ellen Seng, all of Muskegon, and Ron and Willie Seng, Larry and Elaine Seng, and Alan (Butch) and Kay Seng, all of Hesperia. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Seng; and by his nephew, Matthew Seng.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Gabriel Fox and Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrants. Burial will take place in Oak Grove 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 today (Monday) after 7 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home this evening from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Bill's name for the Manistee County Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church on Wednesday morning.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Alice B. Walton 

MANISTEE -- Alice B. Walton, age 84, of 1530 Cherry Road, Manistee, died unexpectedly Friday night, June 19, 1998 in Manistee.
She was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late George and Martha (Fausz) Oleniczak. Alice married Joseph G. Adamczak in 1933 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on Oct 12, 1968. Alice later married Norris A. Walton in 1982 in Ludington. They spent part of the winter months at their residence in Bradenton, Fla. Alice, along with her husband, Joseph, had owned and operated "Adamczak Super Market" in Manistee. She loved to play cards, play the organ, and travel.
She is survived by: her husband, Norris A. Walton of Manistee; two daughters and a son-in-law, Alice Joyce and William Allard of Bradenton, Fla.,and Jo Ann Krus and Vern Bowling of Manistee; two step-daughters, Norrene Walton of Ventura, Calif., and Virginia and Mark Goodin of Mariposa, Calif.; one step-son, Dale and Heidi Walton of Yorba Linda, Calif.; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leonard (Chief) Oleniczak and Emery (Kaiser) and Elnetta Oleniczak, all of Manistee, and Joseph (Ole) Oleniczak of Traverse City; Regina Oleniczak of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
Two brothers, John and Aloysius (Al) Oleniczak preceded Alice in death.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee. The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning from 9:15 a.m. until the time of services.
A memorial will be established in Alice's name for the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Marian A. Sadler 

Marian A. Sadler, 82, or 1823 Red Apple Road, Manistee, formerly of Bear Lake died Thursday morning, June 18, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.

She was born in East Chicago, Indiana on May 29, 1916, the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Serbentas) Kaminsky. She was united in marriage to Norman F. Sadler in Hammond, Indiana on July 17, 1935. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1967. The Sadlers moved to Bear Lake from Hammond in 1947.

She was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Manistee and a former communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Onekama.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Lois May Sadler of Manistee and Norman and Catherine Sadler of Olympia, Washington,; daughters and sons-in-law: Annette and Jon Peterson of Manistee and Susan Maleski and Michael Doran of Grand Rapids; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law Betty and Coleman LaPosa of Hammond, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Lucille Edas of Munster, Indiana and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Sadler and a brother, William Kaminsky.

The funeral mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral home Sunday afternoon, where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited by family and friends at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

The family suggests that those wanting to remember Marian consider a gift to Guardian Angels Church Organ Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.

The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Sean Patrick Parkhurst 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Sean Patrick Parkhurst, 30, died Sunday, June 14, 1998. 

He was preceded in death by his father the Rev. Larry Parkhurst.

He is survived by his mother, the Rev. JoAnne Parkhurst; two brothers, Jonathan and William Parkhurst of San Francisco, California; one sister, Rebecca (Michael ) Smith of Manistee; and two nephews, Corbin and Bryce Smith.

A funeral Eucharist will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 5333 Clyde Park SW, Grand Rapids, with Father Henry Mikaya and The Rt. Rev. Edward Lee Jr., Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan as celebrant.

The family will be at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to receive relatives and friends on Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Episcopal Youth Ministry, 2600 Vincent Avenue, Portage, Michigan 49081.

Zaagman Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Bertha May Hunter 

Bertha May Hunter, 89, of Wellston, formerly of Orland, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at the Orchard Hill Adult Foster Care Home in Brethren. She was born June 29, 1908, in Orland, the daughter of Leon and Allie (Nisonger) Rowley. 

Bertha is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Guy Gordon Hunter; one brother, and four sisters.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 20, 1998, at 1 p.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Orland, Indiana, with Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 1998 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.

The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Elmer Leland Dust 

MANISTEE -- Elmer Leland Dust, 70, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Manistee, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 1998 in Zephyrhills, Fla. Memorial services were held in Zephyrhills, Fla. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on January 17, 1998 with Pastor David Bastedt officiating. Cremation followed. 
Elmer was born in Branch to George Edward and Bertha Amelia (Zweigle) Dust. Both parents and a brother, Walter, preceded him in death.
Elmer was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Elmer married his wife Vera (McClellan) on January 12, 1946. They were married 53 years. He is survived by his wife Vera; three children, Dennis (Hazel) of Milford; Diana (Michael) Doriot of Traverse City; and Gregg (Laura) of Manistee; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby (William) Hoover, Clara (Dewey) Johnson and Alma Snow, all of Ludington; three brothers Clarence (Shirley) and Everett (Willa Jean) of Ludington; and Ernest (Arline) of Livermore, Calif. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Elmer attended grade school at Sweetwater School in Branch, later going to Custer High School where he graduated in 1945. After graduation he worked at the Star Watch Case factory in Ludington until he was inducted into the Army. After being discharged from the service, he went to work for the A&P Food Store in Ludington as a produce manager. Later he was promoted to manager of the store at Ludington, then Scottville, then in April of 1956 he became manager in Manistee. He was a manager for over 22 years. In February of 1969 Elmer quit A&P and he and his wife bought the former Wissner Store at the corner of U.S. 31 and Fountain Road. They ran the store for over 3 1/2 years. Elmer went to work in July 1972 for Martin Marietta in Manistee and retired from there in November 1990. Since then he and his wife have enjoyed their winters in Zephyrhills, Florida.
Elmer was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manistee and served as an elder.
Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Philip Krieger at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manistee on Saturday, June 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. Memorial envelopes will be available. 

Seth Robin Padden 

MANISTEE -- Seth Robin Padden, 18, of 60 Birch Road in Manistee died Sunday evening June 14, 1998 at a residence in Manistee County's Filer Township.
He was born November 19, 1979 in Noblesville, Indiana the son of John and Carol (Foreman) Padden. The Padden family came to Manistee in 1988 form Cicero, Indiana. Seth was a 1998 graduate of Manistee High School where he was a member of the MHS basketball and cross country teams.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee, he enjoyed working on old cars, presently working on a restoration with his father.
He is survived by his parents John and Carol Padden of Manistee; one brother, Sean Padden attending Grand Valley State University in Allendale; one sister Sara Padden of Manistee; his grandfather, Edward James Bennington of Liverpool, England; an aunt and uncle, Rob and Linda Foreman and cousins Staci and Carl Foreman all of Fenton.
Memorial services for Seth Padden will be held Friday, June 19, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee with Pastor James Schroeder officiating. There will be no visitation.
A memorial will be established in Seth's name for the Manistee High School Auto Shop. Envelopes will be available at the church and funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Gladys E. Guenthardt 

MANISTEE -- Gladys E. Guenthardt, 90, of Manistee, died Saturday morning, June 13, 1998 at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born in Eastlake on December 7, 1907, the daughter of the late Hans and Ellen (Dahlvig) Madsen. She was married to Arthur Guenthardt, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by: sons, Alvin Guenthardt of Mt. Clemens, and Harlan Guenthardt of El Paso, Texas; several grand- and great-grandchildren; a sister, Irma Davis of Ludington; brothers, Merle and Robert Madsen of Manistee; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by: a son, Glenn Guenthardt; three sisters, Elsie Krist, Elda and Agnes Staff; and by five brothers, Peter, Earl, Everett, Leonard and Clayton Madsen.
Friends may call at funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
The family has requested that those wishing to remember Gladys consider a gift to 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. 

Agnes L. Meister 

ONEKAMA -- Agnes L. Meister, 92, of Onekama, died Friday afternoon, June 12, 1998 at the Memorial Heritage AFC Home.
She was born in Onekama on March 3, 1906, the daughter of the late Paul and Ellen (Iverson) Peterson. She was united in marriage to Roy D. Meister in Norwalk on Oct. 14, 1933. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1977.
In addition to raising a family she has always worked for the A.D. Joslin Manufacturing Company and for JCPenneys. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Manistee.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: James and Sharon Meister of Winston-Salem, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Andy Morch of Paradise, Calif., and Jean and Donald Jankwietz of Manistee; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchidlren; a sister-in-law, Chrystal Peterson of Manistee; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jolyn Meister; brothers, Hans, Melvin, Claude, Paul and Leonard; and by sisters, Mabel and Irene.
Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 p.m. at which time the casket will be taken to the family home at 4941 Crescent Beach Rd., Onekama, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Scott Sessler officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Onekama Village Cemetery.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Agnes consider a gift to the Onekama Township-Onekama Days celebration. Envelopes will be available at the funeral service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Robert W. VanderVere 

MANISTEE -- Robert W. VanderVere, 81, died Monday evening, June 8, 1998 at his residence following a long illness.
He was born February 19, 1917 in Muskegon Heights and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married the former Vickie Buruse Earle in Manistee on August 1, 1975. They moved to Manistee in 1975 and returned to Muskegon in 1985.
He was a past member of Temple United Methodist Church, a life member of the Muskegon Conservation Club, previously on the Board of Directors of the National Electrical Contractors Association and previously on the Board of Directors of Muskegon General Hospital and Heritage Hospital. He owned the VanderVere Electrical Contractors until his retirement in 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two step-daughters, Angela Hess of St. Petersburg, Florida and Loretta Flanders of Tucson, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Christine VanderVere of Muskegon; a dear friend, Kathy Mize of Fruitport; and his beloved dog, Bitsy.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Louis; his sister, Phyllis Gorman; step-daughter, Lynda Smith; granddaughter, Heather Nuoffer; and grandson, Donald Bricker.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Lee Funeral home with Rev. Rex Bean officiating. Military rites under the auspices of the Muskegon County Council of Veterans will be held at the funeral home also. A reception will be held at the Tatra hall, 2526 Sixth Street, Muskegon Heights, following the services.
The Lee Funeral Home of Muskegon Heights is in charge of the arrangements. 

Elizabeth Caroline Partridge 

MANISTEE -- Elizabeth Caroline Partridge, 45 of 148 Thirteenth Street, Manistee died in her home Wednesday, June 10,1998. She was born January 4, 1953 in Frankfort, the daughter of the late Louis and Eva (Evans) Johnson. Elizabeth attended school in Arcadia. She married Terry l. Welch, Sr. in 1972. She later married Jeffery A. Partridge on August 18, 1997 in Manistee. Elizabeth greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, enjoyed yellow roses immensely as well as knitting and crocheting. She also was a collector of goose related items. 
She is survived by her husband Jeff Partridge of Manistee, her daughter and son-in-law, Lorie and Jon Curry of Fountain; a son, Terry L. Welch, Jr. of Manistee; a step daughter, Helen Marie Partridge of Manistee; a step son, Jeffery A. Partridge II of Manistee. One grandchild David Lee Santa of Bear Lake; three brothers, Julius and Mary Johnson of Arcadia, James and Marjorie Johnson of Manistee, and Helmer and Linda Johnson of Onekama. Three sisters; Donna Stone of Royal Oak, Virginia and Chester Gauthier of Onekama, and Beverly Johnson of Arcadia, three aunts, Elizabeth Hayes of Bear Lake, Audrey Chorley of Muskegon, and Frances Crowell of Onekama, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by two brothers; Richard and Edward Johnson and a sister Frances McDonald.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday June 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with Reverend Russ Garrigus officiating. Cremation will take place after the funeral service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m.
The Herbert Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Bertha Katherine "Wayne" Wengierski 

ONEKAMA -- Bertha Katherine "Wayne" Wengierski, 77 of Onekama, formerly of River Forest, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. She was born December 22 1920, in Chicago, the daughter of Gustav and Fredia (Olsen) Benson.
A loving mother, homemaker , and a great cook, Bertha was very active in various civic organizations. She was a past member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in River Forest, Illinois, and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama. Bertha was also an avid bowler, golfer, and she enjoyed outdoor sports.
Bertha is survived by: her husband, Raymond Wengierski of Onekama; her children, Malcomb and Suzanne Wayne of Butte Des Morts, Wisconsin, and Timothy John and Patricia Wengierski of North Palm Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother Roger Benson of Watersmeet two sisters-in-law Margee Wayne of North Palm Beach, Florida and Betty Malone of Oak Park, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her daughter, May Jo Gurrie preceded her in death.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, June 12, 1998, at 11 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama with Fr. Michael Connor celebrant.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama. 
The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Milton Longcore 

STRONACH -- Milton Longcore, 69, of 1384 Second Ave., Stronach, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 7, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Fremont, the son of Milton and Elizabeth (Cass) Longcore. He moved to the Manistee area in 1947 from Fremont. He married Louise McIntyre on May 8, 1948 in Manistee. The Longcores celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 8 of this year.
Milton had been a machinist and mechanic with the Glen of Michigan in Manistee for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He had also worked at the Falleen Drop Forge in Filer City for several years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Milton is survived by: his wife, Louise; daughter, Desiree Longcore of Manistee; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Laurie Longcore of Constantine, and Max and Tammy Longcore of Manistee; grandchildren, Brooke, Courtney and Emily Longcore; brother and sister-in-law, Cliff and Marion Longcore of Newaygo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was retired in death by: his parents; a brother, Charles Longcore; and his sister, Irene Stocker.
Funeral services for Milton Longcore will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10 at the Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Entombment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home this afternoon (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Eva Marie (Floyd) Racine 

MANISTEE -- Eva Marie (Floyd) Racine, age 79, of 595 Harvard Lane, Manistee, died Saturday afternoon, June 6, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee following a lengthy illness.
She was born August 20, 1918 on Beaver Island, and was the daughter of the late Fredrich and Ruth (Graham) Floyd. She moved to Manistee as a young adult where she met and married Earl J. (Bud) Racine on March 9, 1935 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manistee. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.
Eva was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church and their altar society. She had been active in Girl Scouts and enjoyed sewing, and arts and crafts.
Eva is survived by: her husband, Earl (Bud) Racine Sr. of Manistee; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Donna and Glenn Wallace, Bonnie and John Harwell, Patricia Racine, and Linda and James Muszynski, all of Manistee; and Deborah and Michael Birkam of Mt. Pleasant; one son, and daughter-in-law, Earl J. (Buzzy) and Mary Lou Racine of Manistee; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her good friend, Maggie.
Eva was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Ann Thebault in 1988; and by two sisters, Theodora Edwards and Vera Pelarski; and by two brothers, Cecil and Leland Floyd.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Gabriel Fox and the Rev. Richard Bartoszek, celebrants. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also of Manistee.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee, where friends may begin calling Tuesday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
Memorials will be established in Eva's name for Manistee County Hospice and for St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Dale B. Dedrickson 

MANISTEE -- There will be a memorial service for Dale B. Dedrickson, who passed away May 28, 1998.
It will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, corner of Cypress and Magill streets, Manistee, on Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m.
The service will be conducted by Pastor Clay Bates. 

Patricia Hubbard 

WELLSTON -- Patricia Hubbard, 63, of Wellston, formerly of Homer, Mich., died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born March 12, 1935, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Robert and Mary (Bachelor) Aken.
Patricia was known for her poetry and engravings, as well as her whistling.
On May 30, 1975, in Jackson, she married Richard Hubbard, who survives. Also surviving are: her children, Steve Lawrence of Houston, Texas, Becky Lawrence of Houston, Mary (Jeff) Parsons of Lansing, Gary Hubbard of Eaton Rapids, Elizabeth (Jerry) Sell of Irons, Tammy (Bruce) Dowding of Albion, and Alice (Miles) Woodard of Quincy; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her sister, Ruth Van Wye of Jackson; and several nephews and cousins.
Her son, Rick Hubbard, preceded Patricia in death.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the First Church of Wellston, with Pastor Curtis Jones officiating. Burial will be in Wellston Cemetery.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth Ann Schubel 

CHIEF LAKE -- Elizabeth Ann Schubel, 66, of Chief Lake, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born on Jan. 27, 1931 in Lansing, the daughter of Arnold and Hester (Kearns) Labbe.
Elizabeth was an elementary school teacher for Avondale Public Schools, where she taught for 17 years until her retirement in 1984. Elizabeth enjoyed playing bridge, and was an active golfer. She belonged to the Manistee Golf and Country club and to the County Highlands Golf Association.
On June 20, 1953, in Lansing, she married Frederic L. Schubel, who survives. Also surviving are: her children, Kathleen (James) Brown of Alma, and Peter Schubel of Royal Oak; three grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Peggy) Labbe of West Palm Beach, Fla., and William Labbe, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her step-mother, Maxine Labbine, of Lansing; and several nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by; her parents; two brothers, and a sister.
A memorial mass was celebrated at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Tequesta, Fla., in December.
A memorial mass will also be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama, with the Rev. Michael Connor, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Onekama.
Memorials may be made to the Michigan Audubon Society, Lakeshore Drive, Manistee. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Jane B. Waskerwitz 

MANISTEE -- Jane B. Waskerwitz, age 78, of 72 West 20th St., Holland, Mich., died unexpectedly Monday, June 1, 1998 at Freedom Village in Holland.
She was born on June 25, 1919 in Manistee, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Janowiak) Guzikowski. She was a graduate of Saint Joseph School and Manistee High School Class of 1936. She married Steven Waskerwitz on July 21, 1947 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
During World War II she served in the United States Navy as a WAVE. In Manistee she had been employed at the Manistee Road Commission and the Michigan unemployment offices, and in Holland at The First of America Bank until her retirement in 1985.
She was a member of Saint Frances de Sales Church in Holland and the American Legion Post No. 6 of Holland.
She is survived by: Her husband, Steven of Holland; one son, Dr. Steven Jr. and Barbara Waskerwitz of West Bloomfield; two daughters and one-son-in-law, Mary Jo and Dr. David Freyer of Grand Rapids, and Janie Waskerwitz of Menlo Park, Calif.; surviving grandchildren, William Matthew Waskerwitz and Judith and Edyth Freyer; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee, Dr. Max and Eileen Guzikowski of Silver Spring, Md., and Frank and Jane Guzikowski of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mac Kuhns of Roseville, Kathryn and Neil Cichy of Manistee, and Marge and Edward Grabowski of Manistee. Likewise surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, John.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee, with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery where members of American Legion Post No. 10 of Manistee will conduct military graveside services.
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling Thursday evening after 7 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Jane's name for the Guardian Angels Catholic Church Centennial Restoration Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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