Miscellaneous Manistee County, Michigan Obituaries

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John D. Owens

John D. Owens, age 49, of 301 Fifth Ave., Manistee, died unexpectedly at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City on Saturday night, June 3, 2000. He was born March 16, 1951 in Detroit, and was the son of Milo "Jack" and Rosemary (Kinsler) Owens. He attended Manistee High School. He had been owner and operator of Owens Shoe Port in downtown Manistee for many years and currently was the manager of Raven's Men's Wear store, also in Manistee. John was a devoted father to his son and daughter, a friend to everyone he met. He loved working on cars and had a great love for life.

He is survived by: his daughter, Kali Kay Owens and his son, Jeffrey John Owens, both of Manistee; his parents, Milo "Jack" and Rosemary Owens, both of Manistee; his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dennis Simoneau of Manistee; seven brothers and six sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Virginia Owens, Thomas Owens, Charles and Laurie Owens, William and Mary Owens, and Timothy and Candace Owens, all of Manistee, Robert and Mary Jane Owens of Perrysburg, Ohio, James and Pamela Owens of Grand Rapids. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive him.

John was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Patricia Owens.

Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka and the Rev. James Bearss, celebrants. Cremation has taken place, with final interment to be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.

Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling 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. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Patricia Anne Steele

Patricia Anne Steele, 65, of Manistee, formerly of Royal Oak, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at her residence. She was born March 27, 1935, in Royal Oak, the daughter of Richard and Edna (Barnowski) Brandt.

Patricia was a member and interim Sunday School teacher of the First Church of Wellston. She enjoyed sewing, painting, gardening, flowers, making dolls, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

On December 14, 1964, in Warren, Patricia married John Robert Steele who survives her. She is also survived by: her children, Shannon (Jim) Buckner, Brethren; Linda (Gary) Mezeske, Bear Lake; David (Davida) Steele, Madison Heights, Cory Steele and Andrew Steele; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Brandt, Atlanta, Ga.; Gary Brandt, Wilmington, Al.; and Dennis Brandt of Pontiac; one sister, Bobby (Merlin) Doran of Waterford; one uncle, Donald Barnowski of Novi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, May 15, 2000 at the First Church of Wellston, in Wellston, with Pastor Richard Shaward officiating. Interment services will be held at the Christian Memorial Cultural Center, in Rochester Hills, on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the First Church of Wellston. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Elsie H. Fauver

Elsie H. Fauver, 98, of Norton Shores, formerly of Bear Lake, died June 1, 2000 in Muskegon. She was born on Nov. 7, 1901 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of James and Mary (Dolizal) Hejl.

Elsie was a retired executive secretary. She was a member of Bear Lake United Methodist Church. A graduate of Bear Lake High School and Detroit Business Institute, she lived many years in Detroit. Upon retirement, she returned to Bear Lake.

Elsie is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Fauver in 1948; sister, Helen (Hinds) Williams; brothers, Otto Hejl, Jerry Hejl, Charles Cermak, and John Cermak.

Funeral services for Elsie H. Fauver will be on Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. from the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bear Lake.

Memorials may be made to Bear Lake United Methodist Church.

Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of services on June 6.

The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Theresa "Tracy" Adamski

Theresa "Tracy" Adamski, age 92, of 602 Cypress St., Manistee, died Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2000 at her home.

She was born on March 6, 1908 in Parkdale, the daughter of the late Albert and Lena (Sandjeck) Fedder. She attended Saint Joseph School in Manistee. Tracy married Michael Adamski on August 12, 1925 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on February 17, 1989.

She had been employed at the Manistee Garment Factory.

She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She enjoyed to crochet, knit, crochet tablecloths, play bingo, loved to party, and spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dorothy Witucki of Manistee, Patricia and Richard Kamaloski of Manistee, Joan and Jerry Turbyville of Norris, Tenn., Judy and Bob Krueger of Manistee; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Adamski of Manistee; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters-in-law, Harry and Phyllis Fedder of Manistee, Jane Fedder of Manistee, Clara Nelson of Manistee, Rose Lund of Chicago, Ill. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was also preceded in death by: one son, Ralph Adamski; a son-in-law, Frank Witucki; a granddaughter, Jana Turbyville; an infant granddaughter, Mary Lou Adamski; by eight brothers, Nick, John, and Mike Kapcia, Paul and Stanley Kinney, and Adam, Tony and Edward Fedder; and by three sisters, Marie Preuss, Laura Dankowski, and Josephine Kruse.

Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka and Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, con-celebrants. 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 may begin calling this afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.

Memorials will be established in Tracy's name for Saint Joseph Catholic Church and Love For Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

William H. Schultz, Jr.

William H. Schultz, Jr., age 78, of 164 Monroe St., Manistee, died Sunday evening, June 4, 2000 at the West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.

He was born on April 6, 1922 in South Haven, the son of the late William & Dorothy (Young) Schultz. He was a graduate of Manistee High School. A veteran of the United States Navy during World War II he served from November 13, 1942 to January 1, 1946. He married Clarice Lang on June 8, 1946 in Manistee. She preceded him in death on February 20, 1974.

He was employed by Consumers Power Company for 30 years.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing. He also was a collector of coins and other items. He enjoyed watching high school athletic events and was one of "the guys by the door" at the Manistee High School girls' basketball games.

He is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and George Swiatlowski of Grand Haven; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jackie Schultz of Muskegon; six grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, and Tana Swiatlowski, and Brett, Justin, and Damien Schultz; one great-grandchild, Madison Swiatlowski; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lois Schultz of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. James Bearss, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.

The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Aloysius F. "Al" Nowak

Aloysius F. "Al" Nowak, age 82, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Thursday, June 8, 2000 surrounded by his family. He was born July 4, 1917 in Manistee, Mich., son of the late Stanley and Frances (Chycinski) Nowak. He served in the U.S. Army in the Red Arrow 32nd Division during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Romans Catholic Church in Milwaukee, a member of the American Legion Gold Star Post No. 505 and a lifetime member of the DAV. He retired from GE Medical Systems after 33 years of service. He also belonged to Schultz's Wrecking Crew.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Regina "Reggie" Nowak of Milwaukee, Wis., whom he was united in marriage to on April 7, 1945; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and David Shipley of Cedarburg, Wis., Susie and Mike Balcerek of Racine, Wis.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy Nowak, of Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren, Vanessa, Elizabeth and Chad Shipley, all of Cedarburg, Wis.; his sister, Alice (the late Edward) Kubacki; and his brother, Jerome C. Nowak; his sister-in-law, Carlene Nowak, all of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by: his twin brother, Albert, at birth on July 4, 1917; his sister, Gertrude Nowak on March 30, 1993; and by his brother, Erwin F. Nowak on May 23, 2000.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Romans Catholic Church at 1810 West Bolivar Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. Private family committal services at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Romans Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

The John J. Walloch Funeral Home of Milwaukee, Wis., is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Donald J. Elliott

Donald J. Elliott, 78, of 701 Pine St., Manistee, died Friday morning, June 9, 2000 at his home.

He was born March 27, 1922 in Sebring, Ohio, the son of the late Frances B. and Lois (Johnson) Elliott. He was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was united in marriage to Fern Walters in Manistee on February 9, 1946 and moved to Manistee from Chicago in 1948.

Don was retired, having been the manager for utilities, maintenance and engineering for Packaging Corporation of America-Filer Mill retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers since 1958. He had served as chairman of the Michigan State Energy Management Committee.

Don was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Manistee Lodge No. 228, F.&A.M. He had served as a member of the Manistee City Planning Commission for several years and a member of the local Salvation Army Advisory Board. He served as chairman of the West Shore Hospital Building Committee and for several years was on the West Shore Hospital Board of Trustees. He was named Boss of the Year by the Jaycees. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by: his wife, Fern; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sheila Elliott of Manistee, and Gregory and Leslie Elliott of Ann Arbor; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Mattice of Manistee; grandchildren, Matthew, Elin and Jessica Yeager and Joshua and Lacy Elliott; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gloria Elliott of Columbia, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Caroline Elliott of Sebring, Ohio, and Jenny Elliott of California; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: a grandson, Ryan Yeager in 1978; and by two brothers, Elmer and Ray Elliott.

Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

The family suggests that those wishing to remember Don consider a gift to either the Manistee United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Joseph Anthony Brooks

Joseph Anthony Brooks, age 94, of 768 Elliott Drive in Manistee, died Friday afternoon, June 9, 2000 at the Memorial Heritage Christian Care Center in Onekama.

He was born on February 9, 1906 in Manistee, the son of the late Stanley and Hedwig (Jakubczyk) Borowski. He attended Saint Joseph School in Manistee. He married Gertrude Ziemkowski on November 5, 1928 in Manistee. She preceded him in death.

He married Bertha (Johnson) Loveland on February 6, 1964 in Manistee. She preceded him in death on October 7, 1990. Joe was manager of the Hotel Chippewa in Manistee.

He was a communicant of Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee, where he was also an usher. He was past president of the Ninth District of the Michigan Hotel Association and had been a member of the Manistee Rotary and Manistee Elks Lodge BPOE No. 250. Joe enjoyed golfing and hunting.

He is survived by: two granddaughters and their spouses, Lynn and Michael Soulliere of Shelby Township, and Deborah and Cary Altman of Bloomfield Hills; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandon Altman; three nieces, Mrs. Ray (Genevieve) Oleniczak of Manistee, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Mack of Manistee, and Mrs. Gordon (Virginia) Sinicki of Filer City; two nephews, Gerald Borowski of Manistee, Arthur Zaremba of Milwaukee, Wis.

He was also preceded in death by: a son, Robert Brooks, in 1954; by a step-daughter, Phyllis Brunke; by three brothers, John, Lewis, and Edward Borowski; by four sisters, Bernice Sullivan, Celia Golembiewski, Clara Zaremba, and Gertrude Pieczynski.

Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Monday, June 12 at Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine with the Rev. Casimer Zawacki, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals was prayed Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where the family received friends Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A memorial will be established in Joe's name for Manistee Catholic Central. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Debra L. Mikutis

Debra L. Mikutis, age 45, of 175 W. Hansen, Scottville, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas P. Beaudrie

Thomas P. Beaudrie, 66, of 111 Arthur St., Manistee, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at his home.

He was born May 26, 1934 in River Rouge, the son of Charles and Margaret (O'Rourke) Beaudrie.

Tom had been a superintendent for the Department of Public Works in River Rouge for several years. In 1969, he moved to Manistee with his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Irene Beaudrie and their family. Tom and Jim owned and operated the Moonlight Motel and Marina in Manistee. Tom was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by: brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Genevieve Beaudrie of River Rouge, Ronald and Florence Beaudrie of Taylor, and Jack and Marilyn Beaudrie of River Rouge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Lewis Porath of Southgate, and Mary Margaret Hernandez of Lincoln Park; sisters-in-law, Ann Irene Beaudrie of Manistee, Lottie Beaudrie of Trenton; brother-in-law, William Stanek of Ecorse; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Charles, Michael and James Beaudrie; and a sister, Catherine Stanek.

The family will be at the Johnson Funeral Home Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. A prayer service from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held for family and friends Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visitation will also be held in River Rouge at the Girbach-Krasun Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in River Rouge Saturday, June 17 with the Rev. James Wieging, celebrant. Final interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Detroit.

The family suggests that those wishing to remember Tom consider a gift to the Hospice of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Harold R. Warren

Harold R. Warren, 64, of 617 County Line Rd., Manistee, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 while on a fishing trip to Canada.

He was born May 9, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Fred and Gladys (Johnson) Warren. He married Patricia A. Calton at the First Baptist Church in Manistee on June 2, 1962. She preceded him in death on November 22, 1978.

Harold had worked for Ex-Cell-O in Manistee prior to their closing. Later he worked as a security guard with the Burns Agency at Morton's and at the Packaging Corporation-Filer Mill. He had formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Manistee.

He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Kyle Erickson of Holland; brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Warren of Hudson, Fla.; mother-in-law, Helen Calton of Eastlake; brother-in-law, Harold Calton of Eastlake; sisters-in-laws and spouses, Darlene and Daniel Revolt of Manistee, Sandra and Charles Mack of Gaylord, and Linda Richmond of Bay Port; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son, Clifford; and an infant daughter, Kathleen.

Funeral services for Harold Warren will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.

The family suggests that those wishing to remember Harold consider a gift to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Gerhard Herbert Phillip Sampson

Gerhard Herbert Phillip Sampson, 40, of Copemish, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at Spectrum Health Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born October 27, 1959, in Karlsrohe, Germany, the son of Richard and Irmgard (Rinkler) Sampson.

Gerhard was a longtime employee of Bluebill Industries in Kaleva, where he was a boat builder. In his spare time, Gerhard was an avid hunter.

He is survived by: his wife, Bunny Kay Sampson, of Copemish; his children, Heidi Sampson of Kingsley, Raymond Sampson of Bear Lake, Wallace Sampson of Copemish, and Charles Sampson of Copemish; his mother, Irmgard Rinkler of Algonac; five brothers and sisters, Debbie (Brian) Lubinski of Marine City, Irene (Jamie) Antonevich of Marine City, Gisela (Mike) Horn of Marine City, Richard (Lisa) Sampson of Kaleva, and Herb Sampson of Algonac; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gerhard was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sampson.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward E. "Abie" Hanson

Edward E. "Abie" Hanson, 89, of 356 Third St., Manistee, died Tuesday evening, June 20, 2000 at West Shore Medical Center following a short illness.

He was born December 8, 1910 in Manistee, the son of the late Arthur M. and Anna (Hartquist) Hanson. He was united in marriage to Anna E. Quarnstrom in Gladstone, on November 23, 1941. She preceded him in death on June 20, 1995.

He was a graduate of Manistee High School. He attended Manistee County Normal, where he received his teaching certificate. He taught for a few years in the one-room school on the corner of County Line and Maple roads in Manistee. He later worked for the Century Boat Company and as a bookkeeper at the Olson Lumber Company. He also had been a clerk and bookkeeper for Gardner Electronics in Manistee. He enjoyed carpentry and renovating homes and apartments. He had played trombone for a number of years in the former Manistee Iron Works Band.

Edward was retired, having owned and operated the former A.M. Hanson Insurance Agency in Manistee.

He had attended Heritage Baptist Church of Manistee and was a member of Gideons International.

He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John and Lillian Hanson of Manistee; a foster daughter and son-in-law, Marolen and Gerald Gapczynski of Rogers City; grandchildren, David and Mariann Hanson of Maryland, Jonathan and Deborah Hanson of Manistee; sister and brother-in-law, Alice Miller of Schaumberg, Ill., and Wilmer Carlson of Hart; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl A. Hanson; and by a sister, Dorothy Carlson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the Heritage Baptist Church, with Pastor Eric Struble and Pastor Al Knudsen officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will be at the Heritage Baptist Church to receive friends on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of services.

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


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