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Lee W. MacGregor 

Lee W. MacGregor, 55, died after a brief illness on September 3, 1998 in Arlington, Va.
Mr. MacGregor was born in Manistee, Mich., in 1942. He graduated from Central Michigan University. After a year of teaching in the Detroit area, he moved to Washington, D.C., and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.
In the early 1970's Mr. MacGregor began work in direct mail marketing, and in 1992 he co-founded as chairman of the firm of Alexander & MacGregor Inc., which specializes in fundraising and the administration of class action settlements.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Alison; a son, Christopher; a brother, Scott MacGregor of Bad Axe, Mich.; an uncle and aunt, Doug and Loretta MacGregor of Manistee; and numerous cousins, including Reva Herrmann of Manistee.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother and father, Clarice (Ducky) and Lee (Mac) MacGregor; and a brother, Jim.
Donations in Lee's memory may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 1000, Falls Church, VA 22042. 

Glen Stewart DeSautell 

Glen Stewart DeSautell, 68, of Kaleva, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland.
He was born on June 28, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas, the son of William and Josephine (Craig) DeSautell.
A Kaleva area resident for the past 27 years, Glen was a member of the Kaleva Baptist Church.
Retired from the U.S. Navy, he was a veteran of both the Korean War and Vietnam.
A devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed, but not forgotten.
Glen is survived by: his wife, Josephine (Arnold) DeSautell; his children, Daniel G. and Jill DeSautell, South Lee, Mass., and Michelle M. and Thomas Lyman, Midland; his grandchildren, Emily Mae Lyman and Corbin James DeSautell; a sister, Texas Pasetti of Troy, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery, Kaleva.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established for the Kaleva Baptist Church-Children's Christmas Fund. 

Ernest Henry Ives 

Ernest Henry Ives, 91, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1998 at Manistee Heights care Center.
He was born April 25, 1907, in Eaton Township, Mason County, the son of Arthur and Jenny (McLain) Ives.
Ernest was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army; and retired from Pet Ritz in Frankfort. He enjoyed farming and walking in the woods.
He is survived by: his wife, Alice Ives of Manistee; children, Lila Olson of Manistee, and Joe (Audrey) Pearson, of Manistee; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 12 at Antioch Cemetery, in Wexford County, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen P. Cole 

MANISTEE -- A former Rotary president and manager and chief engineer for radio station WMTE died at his home in Manistee on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998.
Stephen P. Cole, 74, was born in Detroit, March 15, 1924, the son of Lloyd and Marion (Preston) Cole, and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1942.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 215th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army, in the European Theater of Operations. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1950.
He was married to Jane Porterfield on December 21, 1947, and they had two children: John S. (Mary) Cole of Hudson, N.H. and Elizabeth M. (Kenneth) Rosenow of Free Soil. Their five grandchildren are: John C. Cole of Milford, N.H.; Aaron W. Rosenow of Las Vegas, Nev., Christin M. (Phillip) Levesque of San Diego, Calif., Christopher L. Rosenow of Ludington, and Sarah E. Cole of Lowell, Mass. He is also survived by his sister, Virginia (Hugh) Warner of Traverse City; and his brother, Robert (Diana) Cole of Clearwater, Fla.
The Coles moved to Manistee in September, 1953, and were very active in the community. Cole was station manager and chief engineer of WMTE from 1953 to 1959, at which time he joined the Packaging Corporation of America. He retired from PCA in 1982. He served for nine years on the Manistee Public Schools board, six years as president; and on board curriculum enrichment committees previous to that. He was an honorary member and past-president of the Manistee Rotary Club, having served that organization for 45 years. He was an active supporter of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on their board of directors as president. In recent years he enjoyed representing the Chamber with the Victorians in Person. He was a member of the publicity committee for Habitat for Humanity in Manistee County since its founding.
Cole supported his children in Scouting for many years, having served on Cub Scout committees and on the board of the Crooked Tree Girl Scout Council, where he chaired the Camp Properties Committee. He was an amateur radio operator (WB8BGQ) for many years and was widely recognized for the columns he wrote for the Manistee Observer.
His membership in the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee found him involved in a variety of boards and committees through the years. He served as moderator for a total of 11 years. He was interested in the restoration of the historic church building and gave numerous tours to visiting groups throughout the years.
Memorial services will take place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. There will be a coffee hour following the service, when friends may visit with the family.
The family requests no flowers, asking that anyone who wishes to remember Cole do so with a gift to the First Congregational Church Restoration Fund. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Susan C. Madsen 

Susan C. Madsen, 45, of 400 First St., Eastlake, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.
She was born in Detroit on November 7, 1952, the daughter of William and Rose (Marschall) Winters. She moved to the Manistee area in about 1970.
She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary-Post 10 and the Eastlake Improvement Association. She was an employee of the Cold Stream Farms in Free Soil.
She is survived by: a son, William Madsen of Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jason Belohlavy of Manistee; her mother, Rose Winters of Eastlake; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Frances Winters of Rockwood; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1995; and by her sister, Barbara Adams in 1996.
The funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Scott Sessler officiating, with cremation to follow.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Susan consider a gift to either the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Marcelyn A. Dufon 

Marcelyn A. Dufon, 61, of 575 Ramsdell Rd., Manistee, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 at her home unexpectedly.
She was born August 10, 1937 in Norwalk, the daughter of Alphon and Marceline (Venne) Lyman. She left school early, but later returned to school, obtaining her diploma through Manistee High School in 1976.
Marcelyn was self-employed in the area as a hair dresser. She last worked at Century Terrace.
She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, O.B. and Marilyn Fearnow of Lake Ann; daughter, Christina Dufon of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Ashley and O.B. Michael; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alphon and Irene Lyman of Onekama, Virgil Lyman of Manistee, and Robert and Judy Lyman of Norwalk; sister, Evelyn Greve of Manistee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, O.B. Fearnow, Sr.; daughter, Susan Fearnow; infant sons, John and Paul Fearnow; and a brother, Albert Lyman.
Funeral Mass for Marcelyn Dufon will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Shrine in Manistee, with the Rev. Gabriel Fox, celebrant. Burial will be in the Cleon Township Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The prayer service for family and friends will be held Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
The family suggests that those winning to remember Marcelyn consider a gift to either the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society. 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.

Selma Rybicki Bartz 

Selma (Sally) Rybicki Bartz, age 75, of 18625 130th Ave., Fruitport, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998 in Fruitport, after a short illness.
She was born September 18, 1922 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Slawinski) Rybicki. Sally married Edward Bartz in 1943; he preceded her in death in 1986. She had been employed for many years in private homes a health care giver. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spring Lake.
Sally is survived by: her son, Harold Bartz of Fruitport; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Richard Jacobs of Muskegon; two grandchildren, Christy and Nick; and one great-grandchild, Jacob, all of Muskegon; one sister and brother-in-law, Minnie and Ted Zatarga of Manistee; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Marie Rybicki of Manistee, David and Lorraine Rybicki of Livonia, Michael and Carol Rybicki of Free Soil, Bernard and Renate Rybicki of Shelby Township, and Jerome and Shirley Rybicki of Free Soil. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bartz in 1986; and by her parents, Frank and Frances (Slawinski) Rybicki.
A memorial mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spring Lake. Cremation has taken place and final interment will be in the Spring Lake Cemetery.
The Clock Funeral Home of Fruitport, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Raymond F. Maxwell 

Raymond F. Maxwell, eldest son of Sylvia (Rush) and Neasley Maxwell, was born July 11, 1914 in Glouster, Ohio. He died Nov. 9, 1998 at the Neely Hospice House in Gilbert, Ariz.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at the Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, Ariz., with Dr. Roger Stressman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the White Hill Cemetery north of Minden, Neb. Memorials are suggested to the Raymond Maxwell Memorial Fund.
Raymond graduated from the Hollister, Ohio High School in 1933. He majored in instrumental music education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he received his teaching degree. Raymond also studied music at Michigan State University, East Lansing, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He served as a high school band director for 30 years.
During World War II, Raymond was a Technical Sergeant in the Army Infantry in Italy, France and the Rhineland. At the close of the war in Europe, he declined an officer's commission to direct the Army and, which was to remain in Italy.
Raymond's teaching career included schools in New Matamoras, Fayette, Middleport, and Geneva, Ohio and Manistee, Hazel Park, Caledonia, and Jenison, Mich. He was awarded the Citizen of the year Award by the City of Manistee in 1954. In 1975, Raymond was honored as Member Emeritus by the Michigan School Band & orchestra Association for an outstanding career in instrumental music education.
On Aug. 22, 1943, Raymond and Margie Christensen were married in Glouster, Ohio. Margie was a 1936 graduate of Minden High School, Minden, Neb. Raymond and Margie moved from Michigan to Nebraska in 1972. In 1978 they began spending their winters in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Margie died in July of 1983. On Sept. 1, 1984, Raymond and Lois Lechner were married in Mankato, Minn.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Burton Maxwell; his first wife, Margie; and his second wife, Lois.
Raymond is survived by: his daughter, Ellen Burchell and son-in-law, Bob, of 512 East Fifth St., Minden, NE 68959; his son, George Michael and daughter-in-law, Sheila, of 7386 Azalea S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508; granddaughter, Lori Westmoreland, of Wyoming, Mich.; and five grandsons, Edward Maxwell of Wayland; David Burchell of Waverly, Neb.; Derrick Maxwell of Hudonsville; Christopher Burchell of Norman, Okla., and Patrick Burchell of Minden, Neb.
Raymond is also survived by five great-grandsons: Douglas and Anthony Maxwell, Cooper Westmoreland of Wyoming; and Maxwell and Augustin Burchell of Waverly, Neb.

Herbert A. Saukko 

Herbert A. (Bob) Saukko, of Branch, age 60, died Nov. 28, 1998. He was formerly of Union Lake.
Mr. Saukko retired as an electrician and was a member of Local IBEW 58.
Herbert was the beloved father of Donna (Joseph) Mercer of LaFontaine, Ind., and Jeffrey (Gerri) Saukko of West Bloomfield; a sister, Barbara (Jim) Dey of California; also survived by six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River, Farmington (one block west of Farmington Road).
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. 

Lynda Ann Wagoner 

Lynda Ann Wagoner, 46, of Onekama, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at her residence in Onekama after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
She was born March 31, 1952 in Frankfort, daughter of Calvin and Barbara (Harthun) Wagoner.
She is survived by: her sons, Ryan (Renee) Johnson of Allendale and Brett Johnson of Holland; her mother, Barbara Wagoner of Onekama; her grandmother, Gertrude Harthun of Onekama; two brothers, Robert (Sally) Wagoner of Manistee and Brian (Sheri) Wagoner of Onekama; and two sisters, Karen (Tim) Brant of Traverse City and Marie (Patrick) Skimins of Onekama.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Burial will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery in Onekama. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Lynda Wagoner. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.

Warren L. Peterson 

Warren L. Peterson, 74, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Manistee, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.
He was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Manistee, the son of Oscar and Mildred (Thorson) Peterson. He married Betty Flarity on Oct. 31, 1947 in Manistee. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. The Petersons moved to Lincoln Park in 1950.
Warren had been an employee of the Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1982.
During World War II, Warren served two and one-half years overseas with the First Marine Division in China and the South Pacific.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty; daughters, Kathy and Bob Green of Ann Arbor, and Sue Rossi of Lincoln Park; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Peterson of Lincoln Park; three grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Ray Johnson and Pat Harold Krolczyk, all of Manistee, and Nancy and Jerry Michaud of Jackson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sylvester "Buck" and Rosemary Flarity of Manistee; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Dorothy Williams; and a brother, Mickey Peterson.
Funeral services for Warren Peterson will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Martenson Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Rd., Allen Park, 48101. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Huron. 

Dorothy Rose Moore 

Dorothy Rose Moore, 74, of Thompsonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at her residence in Springdale Township.
She was born July 25, 1924, in Watersmeet, daughter of Robert and Lillian (Mansfield) Leatherman.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Thompsonville; and loved gardening and growing flowers.
In July of 1941, in Manistee, she married Orlie Donald Moore, who survives. Also surviving are: her sons, Kenneth Moore of Wayland, Thomas Moore of Thompsonville, and Paul Moore of Thompsonville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sisters, Tillie Blacklock of Elberta, Doris Mapson of Sparta, Ella (Donald) Reid of Frankfort, and Pat Salagovich of Frankfort; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with the Rev. Cy Bowman officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, from noon until time of services.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements. 

Paul Harold Saari 

Paul Harold Saari, age 69, of 9481 Johnson Rd., Kaleva, and winter resident of Benson, Ariz., for the past 26 years was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born on May 16, 1929 in Manistee County's Maple Grove Township, the son of the late Elmer O. and Saimi (Niemi) Saari. He was a member of the last graduating class of Kaleva Agricultural High School, Class of 1948. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Clara Julia Kraus on November 11, 1961 at The Church of the Brethren in Onekama.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee, a life member of VFW Bear Creek Post No. 6333 in Kaleva, and a 40-year member of the Manistee Eagles Lodge. Paul loved playing horseshoes, and was a member of the San Pedro, Ariz., horseshoe club, where he was the No. 1 player in his division. He was also an avid gardener and outdoorsman.
He is survived by: his wife, Clara J. Saari of Kaleva; his canine companion, Toots; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Marvin Foster of Reed City; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews also survive. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Memorial services for Paul H. Saari will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Manistee, with pastors Scott Sessler and Doug MaGinn officiating. Military services conducted by members of the VFW Bear Creek Post No. 6333 will follow. Final interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
The time will receive friends at the church Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until time of services.
A memorial will be established in Paul's name for the West Shore Hospital scholarship fund. Envelopes will be available at the Herbert Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday morning.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Elsie M. Carmody 

Elsie M. Carmody, 85, of 807 Cedar St., Manistee, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 1998.
She was born in Newberry on Sept. 21, 1913, the daughter of the late Emil and Matilda (Ecklund) Niemi. She was united in marriage to Donald W. Carmody in Newberry on Dec. 28, 1938 and they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this coming December. The Carmodys moved to Manistee in 1951.
She was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church, was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women, a member of the Etha Nagler Circle of the church and over the years had been active in the League of Women Voters, Scouting and band boosters.
She is survived by: her husband, Donald; her children and their spouses, William and Erlene Carmody of Midland, Peter and Patricia Carmody of L'Anse, Carol and Gordon Somsel of Midland, and Liz and Dan Laskey of Manistee; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Rauha and Elizabeth Niemi of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. the Manistee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Selleck officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home this afternoon, where family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Elsie consider a gift to either the Manistee United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army. 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. 

Earl Andrew Cameron 

Earl Andrew Cameron, 81, of Brethren, formerly of Port Huron, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at his residence in Brethren.
He was born April 15, 1917 in Port Huron, son of Alexander and Agnes (Beeler) Cameron.
A retired carpenter, Earl lived most of his life in Port Huron until 1989 when he moved to Brethren to run the Sportsman Lodge. He was a member of the Lakeview Church of the Brethren in Brethren for nine years, the St. Stephen Parish in Port Huron for 62 years and to our Lady of Gudalupe Parish in Port Huron for 10 years.
Earl volunteered in pastoral care for both Port Huron and Mercy hospitals in Port Huron for 10 years a Spirit of Christ Prayer group member.
Earl is survived by: his wife, Grace Cameron of Brethren; his sons, Edward (Diane) Ernst of Lakeport; two sisters, Donna (Cecil) Harrison of Jeddo and Madelyn (Ed) Papeneau of Port Huron; his sisters-in-law, Mildred Cameron of Port Huron, Kay Ernst of Port Huron and Patricia (Norman) Taylor of Port Huron; his special niece, Jenny Taylor of Port Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his mother and stepfather, Agnes and Fred Ernst; his father, Alexander Cameron; four brothers, Melvin Cameron, Eugene Cameron, Michael Ernst and Fred Ernst; and his sister and brother-in-law, Elinore and Rex Goodman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Lakeview Church of the Brethren, in Brethren, with Pastor Donald Willoughby officiating. Burial will be in Brethren Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 23 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, or to a charity of one's choice. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

Edson H. Carey 

Edson H. Carey, age 76, died early Monday morning, Nov. 16, 1998 at Saint Mary's Medical Center.
He was born on February 7, 1922 in Onekama, the son of the late Russell and Pearl (Weaver) Carey. He was a graduate of Onekama High School and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He married Caroline Oomen on February 6, 1943 in Manistee.
He had been employed by the Grey Iron Foundry in Saginaw for 30 years, retiring in 1979. He enjoyed gardening and making his homemade clocks, which he sold at flea markets in the mid-Michigan area.
He is survived by: his wife, Caroline Carey; three sons and their spouses, Edson H. Lavinia Carey Jr., of Birch Run, James and Cheryl Carey of Fairgrove, Dale and Jane Carey of Harrison; six grandchildren, Darrin, Michele, Ann Marie, Angela, Amy, and Adam; two step-grandchildren, Rodger and Scott Hunter; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, George and Shirley Carey of Manistee, John Carey of Kalamazoo; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Josephine and Al Helminski of Manistee, Dorothy Sersaw. Nieces and nephews also survive.
He was also preceded in death by: one brother, Donald Carey; and by two sisters, Betty Clausen and Gladys Turk.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel in Reese, with Sister Tereska Wozniak, O.P. of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Reese officiating. Burial was in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Unity District Library in Reese. 

Donald L. Cook 

Donald L. Cook, age 59, of Caledonia, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.
Mr. Cook was a chief corporate pilot for Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Bear Lake Masonic Lodge. Donald was the airport manager in Manistee from 1970-'72.
Surviving are: his wife, Sharon; his children, Carole and Rick Varney of Grand Rapids, Leanne and Mitch Rooker of Kentwood; his grandchildren, Ericka, Jake, Morgan, and Jessi; his brothers, Carl (Ayvonne) Cook, and Jim (Angela) Lovell; sisters, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the meeting place of the Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE. Interment in Alaska Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids or the American Cancer Society. 

Marion L. Johnson 

Marion L. Johnson, 85, of Frankfort and formerly of the Manistee area, died Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 1998 at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
She was born in Detroit on December 28, 1912, the daughter of the late Burr and Josephine (Frankenstein) Sweetland moving to the Manistee area in 1927. She was united in marriage to Sanford R. Johnson in Manistee on December 12, 1932 in and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1982.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama.
Marion is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Nancy Johnson of Mason; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and William Tucker of Okemos, Nancy and Clifford Adamski of Manistee, Pamela and Don Beavis of Plymouth and Marcia and Michael wall of Aurora, Ill.; and by 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Delia Sweetland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 with the Rev. Casimir Zawacki officiating. Final interment will be in the Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport.
Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends will pray the Rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Marion consider a gift to the Arthritis Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the local funeral arrangements. 

Marjorie H. Medeiros 

Marjorie H. Medeiros, 80, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born February 26, 1918 in Handsworth, England, the daughter of Francis and Emily (Erp) Pepper.
She had worked at various jobs throughout her life, primarily as a beautician and as a Licensed Practical Nurse for in-home health care.
She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Edward Martin of Gaylord, Gladys Kimbrell of Treasure Island, Fla., and Gail and Harry Kolk Sr., of Manistee; grandchildren, Terry and William Crist of Gaylord, Arthur and Shannon Martin of Clare, Steven and Lisa Martin of Mio, Kelly and Craig Bryant of Treasure Island, Fla., Kristin and Vaden Hines of Brandon, Fla., Matthew and Rebecca Forslund of Holloman AFB, N.M., Bradley and Mary Forslund, U.S. Air Force in England, and Dawn and Allen Parr of Grand Rapids; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers and sister-in-law, Frank Pepper of Windsor, Ontario and Fred and Marina Pepper of Toronto, Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joseph Medeiros; her parents; a grandson, Kenneth Kimbrell; and a sister, Barbara Guderyan.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Marjorie consider a gift to West Shore Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Leonard E. Lindeman 

Leonard E. Lindeman, 79, of 1485 Fifth Ave., Stronach, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
Leonard was born September 18, 1919 in Stronach, the son of Emil and Augusta (Klaft) Lindeman. He married Mildred F. Leavitt on June 14, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee.
Leonard was employed at the Manistee Drop Forge in Filer City for many years. He was the first fire chief for the Stronach Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee. He was a former member of the Trinity Men's Club and had formerly served on the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Board.
He is survived by: his wife, Mildred; son and daughters-in-law, Orval and Dixie Lindeman of Gwinn and Jackie Lindeman of Kaleva; daughters and son-in-law, Dee Dee and Ron Sonnenberg of Stronach, and Denise Lindeman of Yuma, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dwayne and Bonnie Lindeman, and Leonard John Lindeman, all of Kaleva, Todd and Jennifer Sonnenberg of Jackson, Hope and Gary Hayes of Sparta, Becky and Tracy Keskamaki of Gwinn and Peggy Lindeman of Berlin, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Daniel and David Watts, Elizabeth Anne Sonnenberg, Carmen Marae Hayes and Elijah Zadoc Hayes; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Isabell Lindeman of Stronach, Earline and Hillis Berry of Casa Grande, Ariz., Hazel Leavitt of Orlando, Fla., and Norbert and Eva Jean Ray of Ludington; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by; his parents; a son, Earl Lindeman; twin granddaughters, Kimberly Ann and Kerry Jan Lindeman; his sister, Maize Lindeman; and four brothers, Oliver, Mervin, Erwin and Wilbert Lindeman; sisters-in-law, Garnet Lindeman and Florabelle Ray; and brother-in-law, Floyd Leavitt.
Funeral services for Leonard Lindeman will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Moehring officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body of Mr. Lindeman will be taken to the church Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. to lie in state until the time of services.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Leonard consider a gift to either Chapel Lane or Trinity Lutheran 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 funeral arrangements. 

Dorothy A. Edens 

Dorothy A. Edens, age 85, of 273 Sixth Ave., Manistee, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born August 8, 1913 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Vern and Agnes (Christiansen) Spellman. Dorothy was a graduate of Manistee High School the Class of 1931. She married Clarence H. Edens in Traverse City on September 22, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1981.
Dorothy has lived in Manistee all of her life. She had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper most of her life having been employed while still in high school at the Shultz Printing Company where she had worked for 10 years. She was later employed with the Makinen Bait Company of Kaleva and then at the Pomeroy Bottling Company of Manistee, until her retirement.
Dorothy was a member of the Norwalk Lutheran Church, the Lakeside Club, the Manistee County Farm Bureau and a life member of the Manistee Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 300.
Dorothy is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law: Arloa and Larry Kortz of Manistee; four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Renate Edens of Manistee, Robert Edens of Manistee, Alan and Pam Edens of Bear Lake, Gary and Leola Edens of Gaylord, and Kay Edens of Manistee; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends also survive her.
Her son, Vern (Barney) Edens also preceded Dorothy in death on August 1, 1995.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the Norwalk Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Burial will be in the Norwalk Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The members of the Manistee Order of Eastern, Chapter No. 300 will conduct memorial services this evening at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee at 8 p.m.
Friends may begin calling at the Herbert Funeral home this evening (Thursday) after 7 p.m. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Dorothy will be taken to the church to lie in state on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Nancy Kathleen Ball 

Nancy Kathleen (Hall) Ball, age 53, of 548 South Voelm Rd., Wellston, died Thursday morning, Oct. 22, 1998 at her home.
She was born on March 23, 1945 in Flint, the daughter of the late John Wesley Merton Hall and Jessica Ida (Zaagsma) Hall. She married Ronald Lewis Ball on June 6, 1964 in Clio. They came to the Manistee area in 1995 from Geneseeville.
A housewife, Nancy enjoyed quilting, sewing, and needlepoint.
She is survived by: her husband, Ronald Lewis Ball of Wellston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Renee Deberdt of Winchester, Ky., and Danielle Reagan of Davison; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Judy Ball of Tacoma, Wash.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Merton Hall of Geneseeville.
Funeral services for Nancy K. Ball will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Reverend Michael Deberdt officiating. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Dublin.
Friends may begin calling at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee Saturday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Nicholas James Smith 

Nicholas James Smith, 33, died early Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 in a car accident.
Nicholas Smith was born July 8, 1965 to Marvin and Margaret J. (Gielczyk) Smith in Lansing. Nicholas moved from Lansing with his parents to Manistee. Later moving from Manistee to the Free Soil area in 1978. Nicholas attended Mason County Central School. He was self-employed as a car painter, doing artistic work for many throughout the area.
Nicholas is survived by his mother, Mrs. Gary (Margaret) Reynolds of Free Soil; his father, Marvin L. Smith of Hart; two sons, Nicholas Smith (6), Travis Smith (5), both of Hart; two daughters, Sara Smith (4) of Hart, and Christina Smith of Bath; two brothers, Charles Lee Smith of East Lansing, Gary Allen Smith of Bath; one niece, Aleshia Smith of Ludington; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville, the Reverend Russell Garrigus officiating. Interment will follow in Grant Township Cemetery.
The family will be at the Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville, from 6-9 p.m. tonight (Friday).
Anyone wishing memorial contributions is asked to consider the children's fund; envelopes are available at the Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville.


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