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Marjorie E. Harris 

Marjorie E. Harris, age 92, passed away November 17, 1998.
Mrs. Harris was born in Lansing on August 5, 1906 and lived here until 1980.
She was formerly employed with Bender and Loudon Motor Freight.
Surviving are: her husband, Dale A.; son, Robert Underwood and his wife, Faye Economas-Underwood of Williamston; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Dorthia Underwood of Lansing.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Underwood.
Religious services were conducted today, Friday, Nov. 20 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Earl L. VanSipe of Pennway Church of God; interment in Deepdale Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Marjorie E. Harris.

Josephine V. Morong

Josephine V. Morong, age 96, of 6465 Glenn Lane, Fountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998 at the home of her granddaughter, Mary Grace Lee, in Fountain.
She was born July 20, 1902 in Blue Island, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Leonard and Domenica (Battaglia) Piazza. She was raised in Illinois having attended Austin High School and had been employed at the Marshall Fields Department Store in Chicago. Josephine spent many of her summers in Free Soil until her marriage to John M. Morong on October 26, 1940 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil, where they have lived most of their lives. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1995.
She was a communicant of St. John Cantius Catholic Church of Free Soil and a member of the St. John Cantius Rosary Society. She was a past president of the Free Soil Community Schools PTA where she had served for 12 years. She was also an active member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Joseph is survived by: her daughter, Anna Marie and husband Kenneth Bazarnik of Bolingbrook, Ill.; her daughter, Margaret Jorgenson of Manistee; her son, Stephan and wife Thana Morong of Free Soil; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Morang of Free Soil; son-in-law, Jerry Fenner of Fountain; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.
Josephine was also preceded in death by: two daughters, Mary Grace Fenner and Sophia Chrest; and by her son, John M. Morang Jr.; two sons-in-law, Leslie Jorgenson and Merrill Chrest; several brothers and sisters as infants; as well as four brothers, Joseph, Salvadore, Philip and Anthony Piazza; and her four sisters, Agatha Cibeel, Angela Arrigo, Grace Piazza and Anna Lee.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil, with the Rev. Thomas Niedzwiecki and the Rev. Isidro Gargantiel, celebrants. Burial will be in the St. John Cantius Church Cemetery following the funeral mass.
Relatives, friends and the members of the St. John Cantius Rosary Society will pray the rosary this evening (Friday) at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling this afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., to receive friends.
Memorials will be established in Josephine's name for St. John Cantius Catholic Church and for the West Shore Community College Library. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Arthur Clement Olk 

Arthur Clement Olk, age 82, of 710 Main St., in Hart, formerly of Hancock Street in Manistee, died Monday evening, Nov. 16, 1998 at the Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington.
He was born March 11, 1916, in Mason County's Victory Township, the son of the late William and Alma (LaHaye) Olk. He came to Manistee following his service in the United States Army during World War II.
He had been a self-employed carpenter and also had been employed at Home Furniture & Appliance in Manistee for 16 years prior to his retirement.
While residing in Manistee, Art had attended Saint Joseph Catholic Church, and had been a member of the Salt City Chapter of the DAV, the Saint Joseph Civic Club, and the Manistee Moose Lodge No. 1128.
He is survived by: two sons, John and Dale Olk of Manistee; two sisters, Mrs. George (Genevieve) Karl of Ludington, and Mrs. Louella Garcia of Hart. Nieces and nephews also survive.
He was also preceded in death by: five brothers, Henry, Frank, George, Louis, and William Olk; and by six sisters, Rose Modjeski, Leona David, Mildred Leppla, Grace Stiller, Betty Nelson, and Estelle Small.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka, celebrant. Final interment will be in North Victory Township Cemetery.
Visitation for Arthur C. Olk will be held Thursday morning at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the procession to the church for the funeral mass.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Martha Lucille Argue 

Martha Lucille Argue, formerly of Arcadia, died Sunday evening, Nov. 15, 1998 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Lucille retired from Mitchell Corporation in Benzonia after many years as a seamstress. She operated the Arcadia Dairy Freeze in Arcadia for many years during the '60s. The most important job she ever held however, was raising eight children. All her children consider her a great success.
She is survived by: her children, Bill Richley of Wisconsin, Jack Richley of Florida, Sue Isaacson of Marquette, Kathy Argue, Peggy Geiger and Nancy Price, all from Illinois, Cecil Argue Jr., of Wisconsin and Greg Argue of Missouri; also surviving are 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Cecil Argue Sr.; and two sons, Gregory and Ronald.
Lucille was a great lady whose strength and wisdom will be missed very much.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Canale Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Marquette-Alger Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855.

June Marie Jacobson 

June Marie Jacobson, age 71, of 7577 North Darr Road in Free Soil, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Nov. 15, 1998 at her home.
She was born on April 21, 1927 in Free Soil, the daughter of the late Fordyce and Marie (Maske) Boyson. She attended school in Free Soil and was a graduate of Manistee High School. June married Harold C. Jacobson on Oct. 4, 1947 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, June was a communicant of Saint John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil where she was a member of the Saint John Cantius Rosary Society.
She is survived by: Harold C. Jacobson of Free Soil; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Sharon Jacobson of Free Soil, Ronald and Lorraine Jacobson of Free Soil, and Mike and Amy Jacobson of Manistee; three grandchildren, Kyle, Sara, and Nicole Jacobson; one sister, Mary Jane Konicki of Manistee; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Audrey Boyson of Lansing; nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Jacobson.
Mass from the order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Saint John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil, with the Rev. Thomas Niedzwiecki, celebrant. Burial will be in the St. John Cantius Church Cemetery.
Relatives, friends, and members of the Saint John Cantius Rosary Society will pray the Rosary this evening (Tuesday) 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.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Naomi R. Pehrson 

Naomi R. Pehrson, 95, of Manistee, died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born Feb. 15, 1903 in Manistee the daughter of William and Hannah (Staff) Pehrson. She graduated from Manistee High School-class of 1921. She received her teachers certificate from Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University) in Kalamazoo in 1923. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan Teachers College (now Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti in 1930. She received her Master of Arts degree from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1937.
Naomi taught school for 45 years. She taught in Washburn, Wis., for one year, in Allegan, Mich., for two years and at the Lincoln Training School which was part of Eastern Michigan Teachers College, for four years. She then moved to South Bend, Ind., where she taught in the public school system for 38 years retiring in 1968. In 1973 she moved back to Manistee to live.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee. She was also a member of: the Manistee Lakeside Club; the Manistee Chapter No. 300, Order of Eastern Star; Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel - Local; the Indiana State Teachers Association; the Castle Club; and the Fine Arts Club. She was a former member of the American Association of University Women.
She is survived by: her sister, Wilma Sheras of Manistee; nephews, Robert Pehrson of Manistee and Dennis Pehrson of Ludington; nieces, Darlynn Baldwin of Pentwater and Cheryl Kraak of Buxton, N.C.; and by numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Austin and W. Daniel Pehrson.
Memorial services for Naomi Pehrson will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee with the Rev. Sally Schreiner officiating. Final interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Naomi consider a gift to the First Congregational UCC Church memorial fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Mary Louise Snyder 

Mary Louise Snyder, 95, of Manistee, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born Feb. 12, 1903 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Lionel and Nettie (Mason) Lennon. She married Kenneth W. Snyder in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 7, 1928. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1969. She moved to Manistee in 1972 to live near her daughters.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Manistee and a member of the Episcopal Church Women.
She is survived by: her daughter and sons-in-law, Sally and William Chapman of Manistee, and William Wittig, also of Manistee; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne Wittig; and a sister, Dorothy Lennon.
Memorial services for Mary Louise Snyder will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Leonard Brinkmoeller officiating. Following cremation her remains will be interred in the Memorial Garden of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Mary Lou consider a gift to either the Manistee Art Institute for restoration of the Ramsdell Theatre act curtain or Holy Trinity Memorial Garden Endowment Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Casimer J. Froncek 

Casimer J. Froncek, age 77, of 276 Fifth Ave., Manistee, died Tuesday night, Nov. 10, 1998 at his home unexpectedly.
He was born March 2, 1921 in Stronach, and was the son of the late John and Victoria (Jados) Froncek. Cas served in the U.S. Army during World War II from October 29, 1942 until October 15, 1945. He was part of the D-Day invasion and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He married Florence Szymarek on August 19, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She preceded him in death on January 26, 1981. Casimer worked on the C&O Railroad carferries for 29-1/2 years until his retirement in 1983. He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Manistee, a member of the St. Joseph Civic Club, the VFW Walsh Post No. 4499 of Manistee and the DAV Salt City Chapter No. 43 of Manistee. He was still an active member of the Manistee Machine Bowling League.
He is survived by; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Johanna Froncek of Hayward, Calif.; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Dorothy Mladucky of Free Soil, Stella and Gerhard Radliff of West Allis, Wis., Clara and Edward Stakenas of Free Soil, Alice and Robert Bottrell of Manistee and Virginia and Joseph Gustafson of Ludington; his sister-in-law, Rose Froncek of Stronach. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter J. Froncek in 1989 and by his sister, Julia V. Pillman in 1997; and by two brothers-in-law, William C. Pillman in 1997, and Francis (Frank) Mladucky in 1997.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka, celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee, where graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the VFW Walsh Post No. 4499 of Manistee.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling Friday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Casimer's name for St. Joseph Catholic Church of Manistee. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Barbara Ann Tuchbaum 

Barbara Ann (Jach) Tuchbaum, 60, of Traverse City and formerly of the Manistee area lost her battle against breast cancer on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 1998.
She was born in Manistee on February 14, 1938, the daughter of Marie (Sarniak) Thibeaut and the late Virgil R. Johnson.
Barbara was a longtime employee of Milliken's gift and linen department in Traverse City, where she especially enjoyed her many "Dept. 56" customers. She was the 1997 recipient of the bronze President's award for excellent customer service. Barbara was also a member of a wonderful team at Meijers Inc. She had many friends there who supported her throughout her illness with cards, letters, a benefit spaghetti dinner, and payment of her monthly insurance premiums. She was blessed to know such a great group of co-workers. She will be missed by many, especially those who knew her as "Grammy Barb."
Barbara is survived by: her mother, Marie Thibeaut of Manistee; five sons and a daughter, Tony (Lori) Jach of Manistee, Tim (Theresa) Jach of Richmond, Texas, Tamara (Jay) Batcha of Traverse City, Tom Jach of Houston, Texas, Ted (Cherea) Jach of Spring, Texas and Martin (Amber) Tuchbaum of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Amanda, Carly, Thomas Lee, Daylie, Noah and Taylor; and by three stepsisters, Laura (Mark) Duquette, Donna (George) Parker, and Barbara Thibeaut.
She was preceded in death by her father in November 1988 and by a young son, Todd V. Jach in June 1971.
Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with the Rev. James Gardiner as celebrant.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services and burial will be at the Onekama Village Cemetery on Thursday.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, those wanting to remember Barbara consider a gift to Munson Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the local funeral arrangements. 

Edith Kathleen Welch 

Edith Kathleen Welch, 85, of Brethren, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 at her home in Dickson Township.
She was born on June 30, 1913 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Matilda (Hokanson) Anderson. She was united in marriage on Dec. 1, 1931 to Harvey R. Welch in Muskegon. Edith was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Brethren, and was a former employee of Glen of Michigan, where she had been a union steward.
She is survived by: her children, Deloris and Milton Stendel, Brethren, Nancy and Arlie Kaskinen, Beulah, Thomas and Kathryn Welch, Barnesville, Ohio, and John C. and Barbara Welch, Brethren; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Edwin, Harold, Allen and Joseph her sister, Gertrude; brother-in-law, William Welch and sister-in-law, Dora Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Harvey Welch in 1990; her parents; sister, Anna; brothers, John, Marvin, Lyman; and great-grandchild, Erica.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating. Burial will follow at Corfu Cemetery, Brethren, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home tonight (Monday).
Memorials may be made to the Epworth United Methodist Church, the Gideons, or the donor's choice. 

David A. Seymour 

David A. Seymour, 41, of 1780 N. Rath Rd., Ludington, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 as the result of an accident while bow hunting in Amber Township.
David Anthony Seymour was born March 4, 1957 in Kalamazoo. At the age of six he moved with his family to Free Soil, where he grew up and attended school. He was a graduate of Free Soil High School and attended West Shore Community College and Grand Valley State receiving a B.S. degree in computer science and was licensed as a master electrician.
He was married on December 30, 1976 in Ludington to Marlene Marie Kacynzki and she survives.
David was employed by Dow Chemical Company, Ludington as a process information engineer and had worked for them for 20 years.
He was a member of St. Simon's Catholic Central and was active in Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed car restoration and hunting.
In addition to his loving wife, Marlene, he is survived by: one son, Kevin A. Seymour; and one daughter, Karen M. Seymour, both of Ludington. Also surviving is his father, Lawrence Seymour Jr., of California; his mother, Marion Seymour of Ludington; three sisters, Yvonne Tetzlaf and Christine Oleniczak, both of Ludington, Michelle (and Dan) Mlejnek of Kentucky; four brothers, Michael (and Jan) Seymour of California, Douglas (and Michelle) Seymour, Patrick (and Dorothy) Seymour, and John Seymour, all of Ludington; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lorraine and Albert Kaczynski of Ludington; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Simon's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ken Schichtel, celebrant. Interment will be in Pere Marquette Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Dorrell Funeral Home today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9. A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Fr. Schichtel.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Heart American Association or the charity or organization of their choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Earl Racine 

Earl (Bud) Racine, age 85, of 595 Harvard Lane, Manistee, died Monday morning, Nov. 9, 1998 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee unexpectedly.
He was born August 12, 1913 in Manistee, and was the son of the late Elziar and Mae (Cloutier) Racine. Earl married Eva Marie Floyd on March 9, 1935 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manistee. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year. Eva preceded him in death on June 6, 1998.
Since 1947, Bud was owner and operator of Manistee Tire Service in Manistee, until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church of Manistee, where he served as an eucharistic minister. He was also a member of the St. Mary's Men's Club, the Manistee BPO Elks Lodge No. 250, the Manistee Country Club, and a life-long member of the Manistee Kiwanis Club, where he had perfect attendance during his membership and had also served as past president.
Earl is survived by 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; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janet and Art Eddy of Manistee, Louella Stollings of Coinjack, N.C., and Virginia Joe Starns of Morgan Hills, Calif.; one brother, Jack Racine of Pewaukee, Wis.; and one sister-in-law, Eunice Racine of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Earl was preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Julie Anne Thebault in 1988; by two sisters, Elaine Mattice and Mae Sipple; and by two brothers, Raymond and Charles Racine.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Gabriel Fox, celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee.
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 on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
Memorials will be established in Earl's name for St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church and Manistee Catholic Central Schools. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Patricia Ann Owens 

Patricia Ann Owens, age 54, of Alpena died early Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 after a lingering illness.
Born December 12, 1943, Pat married Thomas Owens of Manistee on August 17, 1968.
She is survived by: her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Kane Kelley of Tawas; one son and daughter-in-law, T.R. and Jenn Owens of Dexter; her mother, Tillie Mills of Oscoda; her in-laws, Jack and Rosemary Owens of Manistee; numerous brothers and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday, Nov. 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oscoda.
Those wishing to make memorial donations in Pat's name, may consider Hospice or the American Cancer Society. 

Virgil F. Bradford 

Virgil F. Bradford, 78, of Bear Lake and Cape Coral, Fla., died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Nov. 8, 1998 at West Shore Hospital.
He was born February 27, 1920 in Bear Lake, the son of the late Fredrick and Sophia (Scheppelmann) Bradford. He graduated from Arcadia High School - Class of 1938 and attended Wayne State University.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Asiac-Pacific Theatre of Operations.
He served as a 4-H leader for 11 years, winning a state award in 1954; was a charter member of the Onekama Lions Club, having served as King Lion as well as in other posts; was a charter member and Past Commander of VFW Post 9412 in Arcadia; had served as a director of the Manistee County Fair Board for 30 years. He had been a president of the Arcadia Farm Bureau Grange; member of the Arcadia Township Planning Commission and the Zoning Ordinance Board of Arcadia. For the past 27 years, he also took care of placing flags on the graves of deceased veterans in the Conway and Pilgrim Home cemeteries.
In 1958 he became the executive director of the Manistee County ASCS, until his retirement in 1986. During this time he also served as district director of MASCOE. He also received national recognition for his work in agriculture, which was awarded in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by: his wife, Faye; sons and daughters-in-law, Britt and Kelly Bradford of Copemish, and Vickers and Anita Bradford of Ludington; two grandchildren, Ashely and Nathaniel; four step-children, four step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren; a foster sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Don Miller of Arcadia; a sister-in-law, Helen Bradford of Arcadia; an aunt, Hattie Scheppelmann of Onekama; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: six brothers, Ralph, Hugh, Donald, Frank, Arden and Herbert; and by a sister, Lila Beghtel.
Memorial services for Virgil Bradford will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Johnson Funeral Home. Final interment will be in the Conway Cemetery.
The family suggests that anyone wanting to remember Virgil, consider a gift 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. 

Jeanette M. Thorsen 

Jeanette M. Thorsen, 82, of 80 Grant St., Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born October 18, 1916 in Eastlake, the daughter of Walter and Vera (Carboneau) Scott. She married LaVerne M. Thorsen on March 23, 1940 at the First Congregational Church in Manistee.
Jeanette worked as a cashier for the Consumer's Power Company prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee. She was also a member of the Manistee Chapter No. 300, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by: her husband, LaVerne; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Carol Thorsen of Williamston; daughters, Phyllis Thorsen of Okemos and Peggy Brye of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Stephen Thorsen Jr., Shane Thorsen, Shawn and Kathy Thorsen, Sara and Rob Kribs, Richard S. Brye, Tracilyn and Markus Hertel and Todd Brye; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ellen "DeeDee" Smogoleski of Manistee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Thomas Scott; and sisters, Corrine "Dolly" Gamache; and Betty Adamczak.
Memorial services for Jeanette Thorsen will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Persenaire officiating. Final interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Jeanette consider a gift to the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Minerva B. Dummer 

Minerva B. Dummer passed away Friday morning, Nov. 6, 1998 at Bay Medical Care Facility.
She was 84 years old. The daughter of the late Frederick and Bertha (Raguschke) Krumroy was born Sept. 15, 1914 in Manistee, and has resided in Bay City most of her life. She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church.
She is survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Robert (Jim) Douglas of Bay City, Faye and Tom Jacobs of Bay City, and Mavis and Robert Bercaw of Winona, Minn.; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Judy Dummer of Bay City; nine grandchildren, David and Kevin Douglas, Amy Jacobs, Mark Jacobs, Scott Bercaw, Ben Bercaw, Sarah Bittle, Tammy Willman and Tim Dummer; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Vanessa (Robert) Dummer of Frankfort; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Dummer on Feb. 25, 1990; her granddaughter, Beth Senk; her sister, Ethel Larson; and a brother, Harlan Krumroy.
Funeral and commital services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul E. Schaewe with private interment in Floral Gardens Cemetery.
Friends may call at Gephart Funeral Home Inc., Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. She will be taken to the church to lie in state Monday from 10 a.m. and until services.
Memorial cards for St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church building fund will be available at the funeral home.
Gephart Funeral Home Inc., 201 W. Midland St., Bay City, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Martin Krysiak 

Martin Krysiak, 92, of 321 Second Ave., Manistee, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998 at his home after a lingering illness.
Martin was born Oct. 9, 1906 in Chynowa, Poland, the son of Thomas and Josephine Krysiak. He married Anna Wydra in Poland on November 17, 1937. Martin served in the Polish military, was captured and was a Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII. The Krysiaks arrived in America on September 13, 1949 in Boston, Mass. He became a United States citizen on May 19, 1970 in Chicago, Ill. He retired to Manistee with his wife in 1973.
Martin had worked for The Great Northern Railroad in Montana and also for the American Rivet Company in Chicago until his retirement. He was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee.
He is survived by: his wife, Anna; daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and John L. Smith Sr. of Manistee; son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell B. and Ruth (Kuenzer) Krysiak of Manistee; grandchildren, Donna Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., John L. and Sharon Smith Jr., of Chesapeake, Va., Robert L. Smith of Royal Oak, and Matthew M. Krysiak of East Lansing; great grandchildren, Tyler Beaudoin and John L. Smith III of Chesapeake, Va.; sister, Katarzyna Marczyk in Poland; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son, Stanley Krysiak; and several brothers and sisters in Poland.
Funeral Mass for Martin Krysiak will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
The family will receive friends at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. A prayer service for family and friends will e held at the funeral home Friday evening at 8 p.m.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Martin consider a gift to Munson Hospice or the charity or church of the donor's choice. Various envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral Mass.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Marie Jean Brandt 

Marie Jean Brandt, 74, of Brown Township, Manistee, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee.
She was born July 24, 1924, in Manistee, daughter of August and Gertrude (Brien) Harthun.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama, she enjoyed sewing and bird watching, and was an avid baseball fan.
Marie is survived by: her children, Edward and Karen Brandt, of Manistee, and Bruce and Debbie Brandt of Onekama; four grandchildren, Heidi (Eric) Hosler of Manistee, Benjamin Brandt of Daytona Beach, Fla., Nathan Brandt of Onekama, and Timothy Brandt of Onekama; her mother, Gertrude Harthun of Onekama; one sister, Barbara Wagoner of Onekama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Henry "Hank" Brandt; her son, Fredrick K. (Sgt.) Brandt; and her father, August Harthun.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama, with the Rev. Paul Pollatz officiating. Burial will be in Onekama Village Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, or to a charity of one's choice.


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