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Natalie Marilyn Bloomquist 

Natalie Marilyn Bloomquist, 68, of Chicago and formerly of Manistee died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 29, 1998 at Swedish Covenant Home in Chicago.
She was born in Manistee on July 31, 1930, the daughter of the late Helmer and Ethel (Berger) Bloomquist. She attended school in Manistee, graduating from Manistee High School in 1948. A Registered Nurse, she graduated from Swedish Covenant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1951 and worked there for three years. She then was employed as a public health nurse at the Manistee-Mason Health Department for 10 years before returning to Swedish Covenant Hospital as an emergency room supervisor, a position she held for 20 years, later transferring to the skilled care area as nursing supervisor. She retired from Swedish Covenant Hospital after 35 of service.
She was a life-long member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Manistee and was a member of the Ravenswood Covenant Church in Chicago.
She is survived by: her brother, Richard Bloomquist of Frankfort, and by cousins, Barbara (Herb) Miller of Ypsilanti, Karin (David) Summers, and children, Benjamin and Elizabeth of Copenhagen, Denmark; Gail (Robert) Lange, and children, Kaitlin and Kirsta of Traverse City; Dale (Helen) Rozema, Pauline Poelman and Mary Wager, all of Grand Rapids; and Robert Berger, Mary Ellen (James) Howe and Kathleen (Charles) Hammell, all of Detroit; as well as several cousins in Sweden.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Manistee with the Rev. Reynold Samundsen officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to the memorial service.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Natalie consider a gift to the building fund of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Larry J. Smith 

Larry J. Smith, 46, of 319-1/2 River St., Manistee, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 at his home.
Larry was born February 16, 1952 in Tyler, Texas, the son of Herman and Gusta (Royce) Smith. he married Debra Jones on April 29, 1971 in Manistee. She preceded him in death on December 26, 1975.
Larry had been an employee of the former Manistee Drop Forge and had worked in area orchards for many years.
He is survived by; daughters, Melissa Nichols and Lisa Lorraine Smith, both of Manistee; sons, Joshua James Smith and Isaac Robert Smith, both of Manistee; grandson, Brandon Allen Nichols; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Smith of Houston, Texas, Mike and Kathe Smith of Onekama, Neal Smith of Manistee, Jeff and Diane Smith of Manistee, Steven Jones of Grand Rapids, and Keith and Candy Jones of Manistee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Gary Johnson of Scottville, Jessie Svidron of Manistee, and Joetta and Rick Simmons of Eastlake; stepfather, Tom Jones of Manistee; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a grandson, Tyler Daniel Nichols; and by his brother, Lyndon David Smith.
Funeral services for Larry Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Johnson Funeral Home with the Capt. Mark Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Brethren Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Nellie Hazel Warrenton 

Nellie Hazel Warrenton, 83, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in Fremont.
She was born on June 27, 1915 in St. Johns, the daughter of Harry and Clara (Myers) Sherburne. A resident of Wellston for many years, she had been a member of the First Church of Wellston and the Wellston Senior Citizens.
Nellie is survived by: her sister, Mable M. Baldwin, Lake Lansing; and her brother, Harry J. Sherburne, Wellston; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Neal in 1976; her sisters, Bernice Lang and Eva Belle Arnold; and her brothers, William Sherburne and Quinton Sherburne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in the Wellston Cemetery.

Lawrence W. Lossing 

Lawrence W. Lossing, 87, of Kalamazoo, died September 11, 1998 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1911 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the son of Milford and Blanche (Sheldon) Lossing. A graduate of Western Michigan College, he received his masters degree at the University of Michigan, with post-graduate work specializing in social work and administrative education. He was the executive director of the Detroit Council of Social Agencies, and later returned to Kalamazoo, where he served as the principal of the Plainwell Community Schools.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the African campaign and with the 5th Army in the European campaign.
He was a lifetime Episcopalian.
He was an avid reader and collected rare books. His many friends and family will remember his gentle nature, delightful sense of humor and his appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.
He was united in marriage on August 16, 1941 to Verna D. Stark, and she preceded him in death on September 13, 1993.
He is survived by: his brother, Gordon H. Lossing, Midland; his sister, Mary-Lou Chaffee, Ann Arbor; his nephews, Lawrence G. Lossing, San Francisco, Calif., and Dan S. (Diane) Lossing, Issaquah, Wash., and their children, Adam and Alexandra; and his niece, Carole (Laurence) Rangecroft, New Castle-Upon Tyne, England.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, with the Rev. Donald Willoughby officiating. Burial will be in the Marilla Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to cancer research or to any veterans' association. 

Selma Schimke 

Selma "Sally" Schimke, 84, of 517 Second St., Manistee, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born December 6, 1913, in Kaleva, the daughter of John and Hilma (Lepponen) Mattson. She married Arthur O. Schimke on December 12, 1931 in Manistee. He preceded her in death on November 15, 1987.
Sally had worked at the Jebavy Orchards for many years and also at the Shoe Factory in Manistee. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee.
She is survived by: sons, Wayne Schimke of Traverse City, and Rick Schimke of Manistee; daughter and sons-in-law, Patricia and Carl Nowak of Manistee, and Lyle Cunningham of Waterloo, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Plagany of Onekama; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, Arthur, she was also preceded in death by; a son, Darwin Schimke in 1980; daughters, Barbara Kott in 1970 and Darlene Cunningham in 1996; her parents; a sister, Celia Barber; and two brothers, Walter and Victor Mattson.
Funeral services for Selma "Sally" Schimke will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee with the Rev. Mark Rosenberg officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. the family will be at the funeral home to receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body of Mrs. Schimke will be taken to the church Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. to lie in state until the time of services.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Sally consider a gift to the Senior Center in Manistee. 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. 

Darwin W. Schimke 

Darwin W. Schimke, 62, of 237 Second Ave., Manistee, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.
Darwin was born February 17, 1936 in Onekama, the son of Henry and Marie (Olson) Schimke. He married Gloria Ann Chambers on October 30, 1964 in Manistee.
He was an automobile mechanic with Mowry Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and GMC Trucks retiring in 1990 after 25 years.
Darwin was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren. He was an avid motorcyclist when he was younger and loved to ride his moped in later years. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by: his wife, Gloria; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Tammi Schimke of Manistee; daughters and sons-in-law, Jodi and Mark Hansen and Lori and Bill Bromley, all of Manistee; grandchildren, Kyle and Andrew Schimke, Jordan Schimke, Kelsey and Rebecca Hansen and Danielle, Abigail and Rebecca Bromley; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Jane Schimke of Manistee, and Larry and Martha Schimke of Onekama; sister and brother-in-law, Norene and Mickey Petersen of Onekama; and by numerous aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Darwin Schimke will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Selleck officiating. Cremation will follow. Final inurnment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery Columbarium.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home this evening (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Florence M. Carty 

Florence M. Carty, 76, of 251 Fifth Ave., Manistee, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Free Soil at the home of her daughter.
She was born June 26, 1922 in Manistee, the daughter of Fred and Dorothy (James) Berklund. She was a graduate of Onekama High School. She married William G. Carty on February 6, 1943 in Washington, Pa. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1986.
Flo had worked for many years as manager of the former Waters Shoe Store in Manistee; she also worked for many years at the Manistee Eagles Lodge. She was a member of Manistee United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Manistee Eagles Auxiliary and the Portage Chapter No. 280, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond "Skip" and Loree Carty of Manistee; her daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl-lene and Larry Mitchell of Free Soil; grandchildren, Connie Turner of Smyrna, Tenn., Ann Bergren of Manistee, and Tricia and Jeff Lewis of Bloomfield Hills; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jenner Turner, Shane Bergren and Hannah Lewis; brother and sister-in-law, Keven and Arlene Berklund of Manistee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by: her parents; a great-granddaughter, Haley Elizabeth Lewis; and her sister, Gladys Willis.
Funeral services for Florence Carty will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. The Eagles Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service for family and friends Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Flo consider a gift to Munson Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

John Smith Leiffers 

John Smith Leiffers, 81, of Irons, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 in Irons.
He was born in Eastmanville, Mich., on December 24, 1916, the son of Cornelius and Jennie (Smith) Leiffers.
A veteran of WWII, John was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by: his children, Wanda and Jesse Robbins, Irons, and Randy and Heidi Leiffers, Irons; his grandsons, Jeffrey (Sandy) Leiffers, Free Soil, Kevin Leiffers, Bay City, and Jaimie Lieffers, Irons; great-grandson, Colen Leiffers, Detroit; and his sisters, Kathryn Roberts, Jenison, Mina Groenwald, Muskegon Heights, Barb Cangenai, Florida, and Donna Wordall, Florida; and by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, on Dec. 1, 1997.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Terwilliger funeral Home, Kaleva, with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

Petrunia M. LeVeque 

Petrunia M. LeVeque, 81, of Wellston, died Monday morning, Sept. 14, 1998 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac.
She was born August 28, 1917 in Aurora, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Ursula (Sungalia) Shakinas; who preceded her in death. The former Petrunia Shakinas graduated from Brethren High School. Mrs. LaVeque was raised in Irons and had been a resident of the Hoxeyville area. She had been a 4-H leader, and loved her flowers, raspberries and strawberries. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons.
Survivors include: husband, Edward L. LeVeque of Wellston; son, Larry L. (Jane) LeVeque of Harrietta; daughters, Martha J. (Arthur) Lawrence of Waterford, Leontine A. "Tina" (Richard) Clous of Cadillac, Pearl P. (Gary) Sullivan of Manistee; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony (Julia) Shakinas of Muskegon, and Pete (Eleanor) Shakinas of Irons.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Joseph and John Shakinas; one sister, Anna Rossell; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons, the Rev. Thomas Niedzwiecki, celebrant. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Irons.
Visitation will begin this evening (Tuesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home of Cadillac, and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Irons. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac. 

Gladys Marie Hiipaka 

Gladys Marie Hiipaka, 78, of Kaleva, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 at West Shore Hospital, Manistee.
She was born in Manistee on May 28, 1920, the daughter of August and Carrie (Flatten) Burchard. She was united in marriage on June 5, 1946 to Raynard B. Hiipaka in Onekama.
Gladys was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Kaleva, and served on the property committee. She was very active for many years with the Bear Creek VFW Post 6333 auxiliary and was the 12th District Auxiliary President in 1977. Gladys and Ray were the former owners of the Glad-Ray Restaurant & Service Station in Kaleva.
Gladys is survived by: her husband, Ray; her brother, William Burchard of Kaleva; her nephews, Robert (Judy) Brandt, Flint, and Charles (Susan) Brandt, Manton; and by several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her sisters, Leona Brandt and Viola Hiipaka; and her brother, Henry Burchard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, Kaleva, with the Rev. Kenneth H. Lein officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery, Kaleva.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial services will be conducted Sunday evening at 8 p.m. under the auspices of the Bear Creek VFW Post 6333 Auxiliary at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established for the Maple Grove Township Fire Department and for Bethany Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Dawn Mary Beard 

Dawn Mary (Roberts) Beard, 45, of 11271 N. Custer Rd., Free Soil, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 9, 1998.
She was born May 13, 1953 in Flint, the daughter of Charles and Elaine (Fillmore) Roberts.
She was a graduate of West Shore Community College. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.
She is survived by: her daughters, Vanessa L. Fahey of Grand Rapids, and Kristie E. Fahey of Free Soil, with whom she made her home; parents, Charles and Elaine Roberts of Manistee; grandson, Jordan Adams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fawn and Dwight March of Montrose, and Robin and Donald Thomas of Scottville; brother, Charles D. Roberts; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: an infant son, Jamie; maternal grandparents, Grace and Austin Fillmore; and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Leona Roberts.
Funeral services for Dawn Beard will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Johnson Funeral Home, with pastor Mike Pelfrey officiating. Burial will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home this evening (Friday) from 7-9 p.m.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Lawrence C. Hansen 

Lawrence C. Hansen, 72, of Zeeland, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at his home.
He was the son of the late Hans and Flora (Schram) Hansen. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Travelor's Protection Service. He retired from St. Mary's Cement Co. in 1991.
He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Lloyd and Lester Hansen; a sister, Beverly; a son-in-law, Michael Marsh; and a step-father, Wesley Peterson.
Surviving are: his wife of 50 years, Arlene, of Zeeland; children, Annette Marsh of Saugatuck, Elliott (Debra) Hansen of Holland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lyle (Mary Ellen) Hansen of Lowell, Leland (Marilyn) Hansen of Eastlake, Leonard (Kathy) Peterson of Manistee; sisters, Gladys Lauber of Scottville, Emily Bolenbaugh of Lansing, Geneva (Virgil) Kaiser of Manistee, Florene Hansen of Scottville; in-laws, Marlin (Shirley) Milkie of Haslett, Edith (Glenn) Carnes of Lansing, Robert (Gail) Farmer of Beaverton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, with the Revs. Dennis DeWitt and Cal Garcia officiating. Burial was in Zeeland Cemetery. 

Ruth Elizabeth Robbins 

Ruth Elizabeth Robbins, age 89, of Manistee, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, 1998 at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
She was born June 29, 1909 in New Lothrop, Mich., the daughter of the late Allen and Evie (Patterson) Bronson. Ruth married Clare A. Robbins on September 11, 1926 in Vernon, Mich. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1970.
Ruth was employed from 1951 to 1968 at the Fruit Farm in Arcadia, and also had been employed at Memorial Hospital in Onekama, the Manistee County Medical Care Facility, the Harbor Inn, and the Portage Point Inn, both in Onekama, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Manistee, where she was very active in all church activities and services. She was also an Order of Eastern Star member for over 50 years, first with the Arcadia chapter No. 289 until being demitted to the Portage chapter No. 289 of Onekama. Ruth was an active participant in the sale of Girl Scout cookies during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Her hobbies included reading, crocheting, and playing cards.
She is survived by: Ten grandchildren, Tammy A. Mix-White, Sheri Volkhardt, Teri Buiekema, and Wayne, Joe, and Jeremy Robbins, Mike Robbins, Patty Majkszak, Reta Bialik, and Debbie Erdman; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jamey, Alexander, Alexis, Brianna, Becka, David, Sammy, Tyler, Jason, Justin, Kathy, Kristy, Laurie, Tracy, Eric, Cindy, Ryan, Kelly, Leah, Matthew, Jessica, Robin, and Amy; great-great grandchildren also survive; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Riva) Robbins, and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Robbins, both of Manistee; two sisters-in-law, Alice (Pearl) Bronson of Owosso, and Ronnie (Allen) Bronson of Corunna. Nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by: two daughters, Elaine Robbins and an infant daughter, Betty; by two sons, Frank and Robert (Rob) Robbins; two sisters, Pauline Harris, and an infant sister, Angeline Bronson; and by three brothers, Glenn, Pearl, and Allen Bronson.
Funeral services for Ruth E. Robbins will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the United Methodist Church in Manistee.
Memorials will be established in Ruth's name for the Manistee County unit of the American Cancer Society and the Michigan Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the Herbert Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Katherine Francis Ronau 

Katherine Francis Ronau, 80, of Harrietta, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born October 27, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Bernard and Catherine (Myers) Lohmann.
Katherine was previously employed at Flower Hospital in Toledo where she worked as a switchboard operator; and a Mercy Hospital, in Toledo, where she worked as a bookkeeper and retired in 1979. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans, and doing bookkeeping at Victoria's Vanities in Manistee.
Surviving are: her children, Katherine (Jim) Stringham, of Wellston, Paul (Maria) Ronau, of Rochester Hills, and James Ronau, of Wellston; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Lohmann, of Perrysburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Clarence Peter "Shorty" Ronau; her son, Lawrence Ronau; and two brothers, Henry and Bernard Lohmann.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Cadillac branch, with President John Cudney officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements. 

Roy George Peterson 

Roy George Peterson, 80, died at his home on 5716 Johnson Rd., Ludington, on September 7, 1998 after a brief illness.
He was born February 15, 198 in Manistee. Roy grew up in Manistee, where he farmed and drove for Darlings Freight Company.
In 1957 Roy and his family moved to Ludington. Roy then worked for Brown's Construction Company until he retired in 1980. Roy and his wife Lorraine enjoyed fishing, traveling and their winter home in Florida.
Roy married Lorraine Millis on June 26, 1943 and she survives him, as do their five daughters: Nancy (Hugo) Hendrickson of Ludington, Karen (Jerry) Howe of Ludington, Jean (Bob Versaw of Morristown, Tenn., Joan (Jim ) Reid of Ludington, and Lorna (Jim) Selden of Portland, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Bjorkquist of Manistee; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were: his father, George Peterson; his mother and step-father, Hilda and Gordon Engwall; and son-in-law, Tom Hawkins.
Roy was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Peterson Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran, 1101 S. Madison Ave., with Pastor Niemi officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mason County. Envelopes are available at the church or Alexander Rye Funeral Home of Ludington. 

Frederic H. Harroun 

Frederic H. Harroun, 83, of 7235 Pine Creek Rd., Manistee, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
Fred was born March 19, 1915 in Ferris Center, Mich., the son of Frederic and Kate (Hoisington) Harroun. He married Virginia M. Hagberg on May 1, 1942 in Fullerton, Calif. The Harrouns moved to the Manistee area from Pontiac in 1971.
He had been an area substation operator for the Consumers Power Company, retiring in 1980 after 28 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Manistee and the Association for Retarded Citizens of Manistee County. He had served as a lieutenant on the volunteer fire department in Waterford Township, for many years prior to moving to Manistee. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by: his wife, Virginia; sons and daughters-in-law, Frederic Harroun, Dr. Herbert and Susan Harroun of Mayville, Joseph and Elizabeth Harroun of Colorado Springs, Colo., and James Harroun of Manistee; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and James Madsen of Manistee; grandchildren, Deborah and Hiram Ellsworth of Owosso, Cynthia and Scott Hardy of Manistique, David and Nancy Harroun of Millington, Dawn Madsen of Beulah, Clayton Madsen of Manistee, and Jennifer Harroun of Colorado Springs; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Knechtges of Honor and Lucille Curnell of Frankfort; sisters-in-law, Lee Harroun of Waterford, Gerry Harroun of Pontiac, and Kate Harroun of Mendon; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Nancy Jo Harroun; his parents; six brothers, Hubert, Leonard, Lester, Frank, Clare and Claude Harroun; two sisters, Pearl Avery and Grace Martin.
Funeral services for Frederic Harroun will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the United Methodist Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Jerry Selleck officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The body of Mr. Harroun will be taken to the church Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. to lie in state until the time of services.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Fred consider a gift to the Manistee United Methodist Church or the Association for Retarded Citizens of Manistee County. 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. 

Adam A. Jankwietz 

Adam A. Jankwietz, 84, of 3123 River Rd., Manistee, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.
Adam was born May 31, 1914 in Manistee, the son of Michael and Anna (Snobal) Jankwietz. He married Constance B. Adolphson on January 2, 1932 in Manistee.
He worked in the powerhouse at Morton Salt Company in Manistee, retiring in 1973. He was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee.
He is survived by: his wife, Constance; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Donna Jankwietz of Manistee, Donald and Jean Jankwietz of Manistee, and Dennis and Maureen Jankwietz of Eastlake; grandchildren, Ronald and Sarah Jankwietz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Renee Jankwietz of Grand Rapids, Paula and Kurt Kapp of Hudsonville, David and Sandra Jankwietz of Manistee, Daniel and Rebecca Jankwietz of Filer City, James Jankwietz of Clemmons, N.C., Brenda and Thor Fowler of Eastlake, Ronda and Richard Koon of Manistee, and Jesse Jankwietz of Eastlake; 13 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Charmaine and Clem Wittlieff of Manistee; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, Harry Jankwietz; and four sisters, Isabelle Englund, Esther Ross, Irene Alexander and Ruth Paul.
A memorial funeral mass for Adam Jankwietz will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Final interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Ann consider a gift to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral mass and at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Patricia Ann Rybicki 

Patricia Ann Rybicki, 66, of east Hoague Road, Free Soil, was called to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee after a five-year battle with cancer.
She was born June 16, 1932 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Blanche (Janowiak) Tloczynski. She lived in Manistee and had attended St. Joseph School. As a young lady she was employed in the kitchen at Mercy Hospital. Pat married Edward F. Rybicki on November 21, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. After their marriage they moved to Free Soil, where they have made their home since that time. She was an active participant in operating the family farm as well as being an owner, operator and the bookkeeper of Rybicki Trucking since 1956 when Pat and her husband Edward began the business.
She was a communicant of St. John Cantius Catholic Church of Free Soil, where she had served on the parish council and was also a member of the St. John Cantius Rosary Society. Pat enjoyed and took an active role with her grandchildren by attending all of their school activities, sporting events and church functions.
For many years she had been active in the Free Soil Community Schools PTC and the athletic boosters and also being a senior friend for the third and fourth graders' class at Free Soil elementary school. Pat also bowled on Wednesday mornings on the Early Risers league for many years.
Pat is survived by: her husband, Edward F. Rybicki of Free Soil; her daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and Tony Anderson; her two grandsons, Jason and Kevin Anderson, all of Free Soil; her brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Bob) and Barbara Tloczynski of Manistee; her sister-in-law, Leona Tloczynski of Manistee; her sister-in-law, Linda Rybicki of Muskegon and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edmund and Sandy Rybicki of Free Soil. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Blanche Tloczynski; and by three brothers, Edward, David and Gordon Tloczynski.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil with Bishop Joseph McKinney, the Rev. Thomas Hack, Rev. Thomas Niedzwiecki and Rev. Isidro Gargantiel, celebrants. Burial will be in the St. John Cantius Church Cemetery, also in Free Soil.
Relatives and friends and the members of the St. John Cantius Rosary Society will pray the Rosary this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil. Friends began calling at the funeral home Monday evening after 7 p.m. The family will be at the Herbert Funeral Home today (Tuesday) from 2 to 4 p.m. to receive friends.
The body of Mrs. Rybicki will be taken to St. John Cantius Church in Free Soil to lie in state this evening (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 10 a.m.
Memorials will be established in Pat's name for St. John Cantius Catholic Church, the Free Soil-Meade Township Fire Department and the Free Soil Community School PTC. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and also at the church. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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