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Tillie T. Cicholski
Tillie T. Cicholski, age 88, of 2505 Nelson St., Manistee, died Monday morning, March 29, 1999 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born on April 8, 1910 in Manistee, the daughter of the late John and Frances (Kalka) Cicholski. She attended Saint Joseph School in Manistee.
Tillie had been employed at the Hardy Salt Company in Manistee for over 30 years, retiring in 1975.
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She enjoyed playing bingo and the lottery.
She is survived by: one brother, Ted Cicholski of Manistee; numerous nieces and nephews also survive, including Ken and Beth Peplinski, with whom she shared her home.
She was also preceded in death by: two brothers, Anthony and Joseph P. Cicholski; and by four sisters, Anna Mikula, Mary Popkowski, Lucille Sielski, and Sophie F. Peplinski.
Graveside services for Tillie T. Cicholski will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 3 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee, with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski officiating. Burial will follow.
A memorial will be established in Tillie's name for the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. Envelopes will be available at the Herbert Funeral Home and at the cemetery on Saturday.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Edna M. Adamczak
Edna M. Adamczak, age 74, of 3900 Grant Hwy., Manistee, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, March 27, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. She was born September 9, 1924 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Paprocki) Mantych. Edna married Mark "Swede" Adamczak on June 4, 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She, along with her husband Swede, owned and operated the Filer City Tavern for a number of years. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1997. Edna had also worked as a personal health care giver for many years. Edna was an outdoors type of person and enjoyed the birds, wildlife of any kind and her flower gardening. She was a wonderful cook, mother and grandmother to her family. She was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Manistee.
She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Viol of Manistee; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark (Zippy) and Nancy Adamczak of Manistee, Michael and Martha Adamczak of Alameda, Calif., Tony Adamczak of Chicago, Ill., and Danny Adamczak of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Delores and Stanley Bajtka of Manistee.
Her sister, Gertrude Pachesny, also preceded her in death on October 1, 1980.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed this evening (Monday) at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling today after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Edna's name for Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Helen Katherine Jarski
Helen Katherine Jarski, age 86, of Manistee, died Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
She was born on October 25, 1912 in Poland, the daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine Swistoski. She graduated from high school in Pontiac in 1935. Helen married William P. Jarski on November 18, 1939 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion, Mich. They came to Manistee in 1984. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1988.
She was a communicant of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee and was a former member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion. Helen was an Oakland County Tennis Champion in the 1930s. She enjoyed watching and feeding birds.
She is survived by: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert Jarski of Rochester Hills, William and Mary Lou Jarski of Oxford; one daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Dean Weinert of Richmond; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; special friends, Ron and Julie Gentz of Manistee.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Chester Swistoski.
A prayer service from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Saturday morning, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Avon Cemetery in Rochester.
The family will receive friends at the Herbert Funeral Home Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Wilma M. Anderson
Wilma M. Anderson, 94, of Manistee, died Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 1999 at West Shore Hospital.
She was born in Manistee on July 5, 1904, the daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Schudlich) Sundbeck. She was united in marriage to Hilder C. Anderson in Manistee on March 27, 1924. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1960.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary and had been a member of the Kitchen Band at the Senior Center.
Surviving are: her sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Joyce Anderson of Manistee, and Lloyd and Aletha Anderson of Ludington; daughters and sons-in-law, June and William Daniels, and Joy and Larry Hutchinson, all of Manistee; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Lou Sundbeck of Swartz Creek, Carl and Marie Sundbeck, and Myra Sundbeck, all of Manistee; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret Ax, Norma Perry, and Mary and Joe Kukla, all of Manistee, and Clara Dalzell of Traverse City, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Edward Sundbeck; and sister, Betty Sundbeck.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Douglas MaGinn and the Rev. Scott Sessler officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home this evening (Wednesday), where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 until 4 and 6:30 until 9 p.m. A prayer service for family and friends will be prayed Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that those wanting to remember Wilma consider a gift to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church memorial fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

James W. Dodson Sr.
James W. Dodson Sr., 66, of 2705 E. Townline Rd., Free Soil, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at Munson Medical Center, in Traverse City.
James Washington Dodson was born February 22, 1933, in Ludington, the son of Ray Richard and Eleanor (Piszczek) Dodson. He grew up in Ludington, Chicago and the Tallman area. He attended Tallman County School and Custer High School, graduating in 1952. James worked for 36 years for the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), retiring in March of 1993. Like his father, Ray served during WWI, James served with the United States Marines as a Corp. during the Korean Conflict. James was a member of the National Rifle Association, and the American Legion of Ludington. He enjoyed singing, loved the outdoors and raising animals.
On March 25, 1954, James married Delia Riggs Allen; she died December 1957, following a car accident. They had a son and daughter, James W. Dodson Jr., of Tallman; and daughter, Tina (and Richard) Dodson Caruso of Wilmington, N.C.
Lawrence married Jean O. Barrett of Tallman on October 15, 1965. Survivors include: daughter, Jacalyn J. Dodson of Round Lake; son, Robb R. (and Michelle) Dodson of Tallman; daughters, Crystal L. Dodson of Tallman, and Dana Jo (and Jason D.) Dodson Hull of Grand Forks, N.D.; step-children, Cheryl A. (and Jimmy) Quillan of Bradenton, Fla., and Terry L. (and Joyce) Barrett of Fountain.
On August 12, 1994 to Christina Marie Kelley; step-sons, Andrew R. (and Shelly) Edens of Grand Rapids, and Lee W. (Raquel) Edens of Manistee; 13 grandchildren -- Guien Lee III, Sheila Rae Dodson, Jason Allen Lee, Erica Jean Quillan, Jessica Jean Dodson, Bradley James Dodson, Dylan Scott Dodson-Kelsey, Joshua David Hull, Jacob Dudley Hull, Darrah Justeen Hull, Chelsie Jo Edens, Brandon Andrew Edens, Ivy Lolly Edens.
He is also survived by: two brothers, Tom (and Darlene) Dodson of Fountain, and Richard (and Margaret) Dodson of Ludington; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for James W. Dodson Sr., will be conducted at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 24 at the Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville, the Reverend Joe Fix officiating. Interment will follow at a later time in Tallman Cemetery.
The family will be at the Stephens Funeral Home to receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. A luncheon at the Custer VFW will follow the services.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider donations to the Lung Cancer Association. Envelopes are available at the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. 

Kathryn Barbara Hull
Kathryn Barbara Hull, age 82, of 350 Third St., in Manistee, died Tuesday morning, March 23, 1999 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born on March 24, 1916 in Manistee County's Pleasanton Township, the daughter of the late Clyde and Stella (Lumley) Reed. She was united in marriage to Carl R. Hull on April 4, 1946. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1994.
She is survived by: three daughters and two sons-in-law, Judy Kulawiak of Onekama, Karen and Robert Wendt of Onekama, Barbara and Jerome Zupin of Manistee; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Dorthea Reed of Bear Lake, and Robert Hull of Manistee; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Tressie Reed of Bear Lake. Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
She was also preceded in death by: Four sisters, Lulu Mae and Hazel Reed, Bessie Trautner, and Ruby Bair; and by three brothers, Stanley, Carroll, and Grant Reed.
Funeral services for Katherine B. Hull will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Rev. Casimer Zawacki officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Township Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Herbert Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Lawrence D. Maue
Lawrence D. Maue, age 85, died March 22, 1999 in Melvindale.
He was the beloved husband of the late Elsie.
Lawrence was the dear father of Darlene (John) Kovacs, Clara French, Lucille (Ron) Saraniecki, and Betty Jean (Jim) Hess; dear brother of Mary Hindman and James Maue; dear brother-in-law of Celia Maue, Virge Maue, and Margaret Maue. Also survived by 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Lawrence D. Maue Jr.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 3-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home (Allen Park Chapel), 5900 Allen Rd., with a rosary at 6 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, with visitation at the church until 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass.
Interment will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Onekama. Maue was a member of Robert Jones, Knights of Columbus Council, and a member of Local 600 UAW retirees. 

Delbert J. DeSmit
Delbert J. DeSmit, age 83, of Bear Lake, passed away on March 17, 1999 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. He was born on May 8, 1915 in Kalamazoo, the son of Cornelius and Fanny (Perry) DeSmit.
He was a retired repairman for Michigan Bell Telephone Co., and lived many years in Kalamazoo before moving to Bear Lake.
He is survived by; two sons, Tim DeSmit of Bear Lake, Michael DeSmit of Kalamazoo; two daughters, Artie (Jerry) Bowman of Allegan, and Sally (Chief) Jackson of Baldwin; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, on Sept. 23, 1995.
Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. 

Rudy R. Bureau
1SGT Rudy R. Bureau, U.S. Army (ret.), 72, of 300 Fourth St., Manistee, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at West Shore Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born August 3, 1926 in Manistee, the son of Arthur and Martha (Schmidt) Bureau. He married Vo Thi Chinh on March 8, 1971 in Las Vegas, Nev.
1SGT Bureau served in the U.S. Army for 28 years until his retirement at Fort Ord, Calif., on May 1, 1973. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam Conflict. He served at various assignments throughout the world, including: Korea; Viet Nam; Okinawa; and at various posts in the United States including Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia and California. His awards included: two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, the Army Achievement Medal, four Purple Hearts, five Good Conduct Medals, various World War II occupation and campaign medals, the National Defense Medal, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Korean campaign medal, the Viet Nam Service Medal with six campaign stars and the Republic of South Viet Nam Service Medal, various unit citation ribbons, the Combat Infantry Badge and several letters of commendation.
Following retirement from the Army, Rudy worked briefly in Oregon as the manager of a United Rental outlet. In January of 1974 he and his family returned to Manistee. Rudy was employed as a lieutenant with Burns International Security Services Inc., at the Hardy Salt plant. Later he was promoted to a Captain and worked at Packaging Corporation of America-Filer Mill. He worked with Burns Security for 21 years until his retirement in 1995.
Rudy was a devoted husband and father. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing.
He is survived by: his wife, Vo (Hoa); son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Joy Bureau of Free Soil; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Carol Bureau of Manistee; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Harvey Raatz of Palmetto, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Richard and Arthur Bureau Jr.; a sister, Ruth Staffeld; and his uncle, Raymond Bureau.
Private family services are being held. There will be no visitation.
The family requests that those wishing to remember Rudy consider a gift to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Theresa Gorney
Theresa (Tessie) Gorney, age 94, formerly of 277 Tenth St., Manistee, died Sunday morning, March 14, 1999 at the Manistee Heights Care Center. She was born October 14, 1904 in Filer City, and was the daughter of the late John and Antonia (Siuda) Powalisz. Tessie married John A. Gorney on November 29, 1933 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1978. She was a former employee of the Marshal Fields Shirt Factory and had also been employed as a housekeeper at Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Tessie was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Manistee and a life member of the St. Joseph Rosary Society. She was an active volunteer at the local nursing homes during her life, having spent her later years predominantly doing volunteer work at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: four sisters, Catherine Hudzinski, Elizabeth Sielski, Clara Kilbourn and Marie Schepka; and by five brothers, Walter, Edward, Aloiszy (Al), Raymond and Ted Powalisz.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka and Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrants. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee.
Relatives, friends and members of the St. Joseph Rosary Society will pray the rosary Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where the Evening Prayers from The Order of Christian Funerals will also be prayed, Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Friends may begin calling at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., and Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
A memorial will be established in Tessie's name for the St. Joseph Church Re-decoration Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

Vincent A. Pope
Vincent A. Pope of Alanson went to be with the Lord on March 3, 1999 at his daughter's home in Manistee. Born on September 4, 1916 in Oden, Mich., son of A.H. and Clara Pope. He graduated from Alanson High School and went to work for A&P.
On July 14, 1938 he and Fanabel Ramsby were married in Petoskey. They were together for 52 years until her death in 1992.
Dad served in the U.S. Army First Infantry Division during World War II. He survived Omaha Beach on D-Day and was awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
In 1979 he retired from A&P with 44 years of service and had more time to enjoy square dancing, bridge, and traveling with our mother. We also enjoyed his garden, flowers, family and just being outdoors. Dad was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross and the Friendship Center for many years and an active member of the Methodist Church for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife Fanny, parents, and brothers, Bernie and Dewey Pope.
He is survived by: his brother, Emerson Pope of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and John Engwall of Manistee, Susan and Gary Bondeson of Lansing, Julie and Kurt Edenburn of Manistee; and son and daughter-in-law, Vincent J. and Alice Pope of Alanson; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren survive along with his "buddies," Abner and Puffy.
Dad was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Services have already been held. 

A. Gilbert Hutton
Mr. A. Gilbert (Gil) Hutton, age 81, of Bear Lake, passed away March 9, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born June 16, 1917 in Anderson, Ind.
He was a retired photographer.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Lafayette, Ind.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of local arrangements. 

Lillie Mae Rork 
Lillie Mae Rork, 84, passed away March 13 in Manistee. Beloved wife of H.T. (Chuck) Rork. Dear mother of Paul W. (Elaine) Rork and Katy (David) Schweikhart. Grandmother of Joseph, Jerome, Jesse, Jared, Jonathan and Jeffrey. Also survived by six loving nieces. Services will be held Wednesday, March 17, 11 a.m. at the Northrop--Sassaman Funeral Home, 19091 Northville Rd., Northville, MI. Contributions suggested to the American Heart Association. 

Hattie Culp 
Hattie Culp, age 95, of Century Terrace Apartments, Manistee, died March 13, 1999 at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born on October 4, 1903 in Manistee County.
Hattie was a retired cook.
She is survived by: her daughter, Lenore Brown of Arcadia; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson.
Memorial graveside services will be held at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Arcadia, at a date and time to be announced.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Kim W. Davis 
Kim W. Davis, 47, of 577 Ramsdell Rd. No. 25, Manistee, died at his home unexpectedly, Saturday, March 6, 1999.
He was born January 29, 1952 in Evart, the son of Barney and Celia (Purkheiser) Davis. He was a graduate of Cheboygan High School.
He had been employed for a janitorial service in Traverse City prior to moving to the Manistee area.
He is survived by: his son, Shannon Davis of Manistee; his father and mother, Barney and Celia Davis of Manistee; his brother and sister-in-law, Blair and Stephanie Davis of Manistee; his sister and brother-in-law, Majel and Dwight Bowerman of Lake Placid, Fla.; and also by a niece and nephew, Angelina and Brian Davis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and by several aunts.
Memorial services for Kim Davis will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Selleck officiating. Military services will be conducted at the funeral home by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Walsh Post No. 4499.
The family requests that those wishing to remember Kim consider a gift to the Methodist Church Youth Camping Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Barbara Joan Mooney 
Barbara Joan Mooney, 62, of Thompsonville, formerly of the Caro area, died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at her residence in Springdale Township. She was born September 16, 1936, in Pontiac, daughter of Broox and Christine (VandeWater) Barr.
Barbara retired from Caro Community Hospital, where she was an X-ray technician, as well as the past president of the ASCME Union. She loved spending time with her family, picking mushrooms, fishing, and collecting antiques.
Barbara is survived by; her husband, William Douglas Mooney of Thompsonville; her children, Laura (Eugene) Green of Caro, Renee (Chris) Draves of Franklin, Tenn., Barbara (Larry) Green of Caro, and Douglas (Denise) Mooney of Caro; eight grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
Two grandchildren preceded her in death.
No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. 

Katharine Marie Marshall 
Word has just been recieved of the death of Katharine (Katie) Marie Marshall, age 81, of Seneca, S.C. She died on February 7, 1999.
Born in Bear Lake, she was the daughter of the late Arch and Marie Hansen Marshall. Katie was a cum-laude graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she excelled in sports.
A World War II veteran, Marshall served in the United States Air Force, and was one of the first 400 in the U.S. selected to be an officer, and following the war she left the Air Force with the rank of Major.
After her military service she became a hospital lab technician elsewhere, returning to the Manistee area in the late 1940's to join the staff of the Margaret Shop in downtown Manistee to work for her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Carmeron Murdoch.
She later left Manistee for Seneca, S.C., to visit another sister, Mary Sally Smith, and her husband. This was after an automobile accident that resulted in the loss of a leg.
When the Smiths purchased a resort at Watts Bar, Tenn., Katie went with them to be the manager of the resort restaurant and planned all the menus.
After the resort was sold, they all returned to Seneca for a life of retirement.
Surviving are: sister, Margaret Murdoch of Seneca; niece, Mary Esther Marshall Niles of Dayton, Ohio; and a nephew, Rolf Marshall of Alexander, Va.
She was precedeased by her parents; a sister, Mary Sally Smith; and one brother, Arch Marshall Jr. of Manistee.
Memorial services were conducted on February 10 at the Seneca Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be held a a later date in Ovid, Mich.
A memorial may be made to the organ fund, c/o Seneca Presbyterian Church, 115 West South First St., Seneca, SC 29678.

Wilbur L. Ohst 
Wilbur L. Ohst, 75, of Manistee, died Thursday evening, March 4, 1999 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
He was born January 1, 1924 in Manistee, the son of the late John W. and Emma (Koppit) Ohst. He was a graduate of Manistee High School, Class of 1942 and had attended Ferris Institute in Big Rapids. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Unit in the Asian-Pacific theater of operations.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee.
He is survived by: his son, Alan Ohst of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Ohst of Manistee and Elinor Bachmann of McBain; brothers and sister-in-law, John C. Ohst of Utica and Arnold and Carolyn Ohst of Lansing; a nephew, Philip (Deborah) Lange of Brighton; nieces, Janet Lange-Stumpf of Okemos and Brenda Bachmann of Elkhart, Ind.; and several grand-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Lange; a nephew, David Bachmann; a sister-in-law, Irma Ohst and by brothers-in-law, Karl Bachmann, Norman Bachmann and Arthur Lange.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James E. Moehring officiating. The date and time of the service will be published Monday in the Manistee News Advocate. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by VFW Walsh Post 4499.
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Wilbur consider a gift to Trinity Lutheran Church-stained glass window restoration and preservation fund, the Lutheran Hour, or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the Johnson Funeral Home, and at the funeral service.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

John Louis Porter
John Louis Porter, age 92, of 7332 Chippewa Hwy., Kaleva (Norwalk), died Saturday night, April 17, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. He was born February 24, 1907 at Norwalk in Manistee County's Bear Lake Township, the son of the late Louis F. and Agnes Rose (Feldhak) Porter. John served in the United States Coast Guard for 10 years as a Surfman, stationed at Coast Guard Station Manistee. John married Lillian Elizabeth Ferguson on January 9, 1932 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee. She preceded him in death on Monday, Sept. 16, 1996. He had been employed as a machinist for 24 years at Continental Motors in Muskegon. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Onekama, Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor J.M. Steffes Council No. 853 of Manistee, and a member of the Manistee Elks Lodge BPO No. 250. John was an avid hunter and was also very informative as a "local historian," and was considered by many to be the "patriarch" of the family.
He is survived by his son: Father John F. Porter of Ravenna; and by his daughter, Sister Ann Porter, O.P. of St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine in Manistee; his daughter-in-law, Mercedes Porter of Harbor City, Calif.; his granddaughter, Pilar Porter of Harbor City, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Lucille Porter of Wyoming, and James and Betty Porter of Payette, Idaho; three sisters, Vera Bobb of Tacoma, Wash., Mary Keener of Pensacola, Fla., and Grace Borsi of Herndon, Va. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
John was also preceded in death by: his son, James L. Porter; three brothers, Leo, Lucien and Alexander Porter; and by two sisters, Monica Wood and Frances Hughes.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be con-celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama, with the Rev. John F. Porter, and numerous other priests as celebrants. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Onekama.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama at the vigil service being prayed on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Relatives, friends and the members of the Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at the church on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials will be established in John's name for the Catholic Extension Society of America and for Catholic Relief Services. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church during the visiting hours. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

William Marlin Loomis
William Marlin Loomis, 84, of Wellston, died Friday, April 16, 1999 at Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee. He was born December 16, 1914 in San Diego, Calif., son of Dewey and Gertrude (Marlin) Loomis.
During his spare time, William enjoyed bird watching and doing crossword puzzles.
He is survived by: his children, Barbara (Calvin Larsen) Whitaker of Wellston, Robert (Bonnie) Sullivan of Ithaca, N.Y., Cheryl (Charlie) Jobbins of Irons, and Margene Aleck of Irons; two sisters, Helen Gillespie of Wellston, and Virginia (Vernon) Whiting of Muskegon; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his dog, Buffy.
His wife, Irene Loomis, preceded William in death in 1971.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, with the Rev. Floyd Soper officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Mary's Hospitality House in Wellston. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

William H. Lidtke
William H. Lidtke, 71, of 341 Fourth Avenue, Manistee, died Friday, April 16, 1999 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
He was born June 18, 1927 in Manistee, the son of William and Bertha (Sakowski) Lidtke. Bill was a graduate of Manistee High School, Class of 1946. He married Shirley Townsend on March 11, 1950 in Manistee.
Bill was a retired railroad clerk. He started his railroad career with the M.&N.E. Railroad which became part of the C&O Railroad and then became known as CSX prior to his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army following World War II and during the Korean Conflict.
Bill was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee. He had been on the church council at St. Paul's for 44 years serving in various council offices during that time.
He is survived by: his wife, Shirley; daughter and son-in-law, Karla and Karl Hilliard of Manistee; sons and daughter-in-law, Craig W. Lidtke of Grand Rapids, and Pastor Paul and Stacey Lidtke on Waunakee, Wis.; grandchildren, Lindsay and Nicholas Hilliard of Manistee, and Bryan Lidtke of Waunakee, Wis.; step-grandson and spouse, LCPL Eric and Tara Hilliard, USMC, in Japan; and his brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Carol Lidtke of Manistee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susan Lidtke in 1954; and a son, Kim Lidtke in 1961.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee, with the Rev. Mark Rosenberg officiating. Final interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The family requests that those wishing to remember Bill consider a gift to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 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. 

Clara A. Lancing
Clara A. Lancing, 80, of Glovers Lake Road, Bear Lake, passed away on April 14, 1999 at Munson Hospital in Traverse City. She was born February 19, 1919 in Texas County, Missouri, the daughter of Robert T. and Eva M. (Noakes) Jordan.
Clara was a homemaker. She was a member of Honor Eastern Star chapter. Clara moved to this area from Mt. Clemens in April of 1979.
She is survived by: husband, Robert W.; sons, Robert D. (Eunice) of Holbrook, Ariz., and Donald E. of Bear Lake; daughter, Laurabelle A. (Fred) Riebel of Mt. Clemens; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Freda; brothers, Anthony and Clarence; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Clara A. Lancing will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 4 p.m. from the Edwards Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Tolosa officiating. Burial will be in the Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Mount Clemens, 2 p.m. Monday, April 19.
An Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday).
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. this evening (Friday).
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake, a member of the Forethought Group, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Damian Lawrence Snyder
Damian Lawrence Snyder, age 57, of 5005 Chippewa Hwy., Manistee, died Monday morning, April 19, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born on July 28, 1941 in Grand Rapids, the son of Stanley H. Snyder and the late Patricia G. (Tuffs) Snyder. He attended Saint Frances Xavier Elementary School in Grand Rapids, and was a 1959 graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School. He graduated from Aquinas College in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in education, and later received his Masters in the sciences from the University of Mississippi.
He married Sue A. Roberts on June 3, 1972 at Saint Adalberts Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.
Damian taught high school science and math at Bear Lake High School for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1995 due to health reasons. He also had been involved in the family business, Snyder Produce for the last 10 years.
He was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama, where he was a past member of the parish council. He was a member of the Michigan Education Association Bargaining Council.
He is survived by: his wife, Sue A. Snyder of Manistee; one daughter, Maryann Snyder of Manistee; two sons, Joseph Snyder of South Bend, Ind., and Matthew Snyder, attending Michigan Tech in Houghton; his father, Stanley Snyder of Grand Rapids; one brother, Jerome Snyder of Grand Rapids; his brother-in-law, Robert Wojczyznski of Manistee; nieces also survive.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Snyder, in 1979.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama, with the Rev. Michael Conner, officiating. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Onekama.
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling Wednesday evening after 7 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends.
Memorials will be established in Damian's name for Saint Jude's Children's Hospital and Catholic Relief Services. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Charles F. Ulbrich
Charles F. Ulbrich, age 82, of Muskegon died Friday, April 16, 1999. He was born in River Forest, Ill., on July 27, 1916 to Frank and Harriett (Balchen) Ulbrich and they preceded him in death. He married Lois (Johnson) Ekholm on April 6, 1968 in Grand Rapids. Mr. Ulbrich was the founder-owner and president of West Michigan Vending Co., from 1948 until it was sold to Servomation Corp. in 1968. He then started Magic Fingers, Ch-Lo Enterprises in 1970 and sold in 1980. He was a member of the Muskegon Country Club since 1958.
Survivors include: wife, Lois Ulbrich of N. Muskegon; two sons, Charles (Nancy) Ulbrich and Richard (Barbara) Ulbrich, both of California; three daughters, Marjorie Schrebe of Wyoming, Janice (Jim) McDaniels and Debra (John) Krupinski, both of California; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. In addition, through marriage, he is also survived by: two sons, Kenneth (Sandra) Ekholm of Manistee, and John Ekholm of Muskegon; and grandchildren, Kendra and Brian Ekholm of Manistee; also, special friends, Marvin (Norma) Schrebe of Traverse City, and Arizona.
No visitation or memorial service will be held at this time.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana County, or The Salvation Army.
The Clock Funeral Home, 1469 Peck St., Muskegon, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Gloria J. Flater
Gloria J. Flater, age 58, of Muskegon, died suddenly March 31, 1999 from accidental injuries. The former Miss Gloria J. Helminiak was born August 11, 1940 in Manistee, and married Mr. Marvin Flater. He died on March 5, 1974. Gloria attended Bethany Christian Reformed Church, and had retired from Home Health Care.
Survivors include: her four children, Randy (Sue) Flater, of Manistee, Debra Hoffman, Melanie Cashbaugh, and Rick (Kary) Flater, all of Muskegon; her seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; her brother, Douglas Richards of Elberta; her two sisters, Barbara (Floyd) Jados and Sally (Wayne) Overla, all of Manistee.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Monday, April 5, at the Pachesny-Jend Memorial Chapel, with the Reverend Doug Van Essen officiating. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Easter Sunday at the Pachesny-Jend Funeral Home. 

Edith E. Reid
Edith E. Reid, 93, of 4004 Richmond, Lansing, and formerly of Manistee, passed away Monday, April 5, 1999, at her residence.
Edith Ellison was born January 5, 1906, in El Reno, Okla. She grew up in El Reno, Okla., and attended school there. Edith was married in December of 1927, in Oklahoma, to George Reid, and he preceded her in death. She worked for many years as an aide at West Shore Hospital in Manistee, retiring in 1973. Edith was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Reid are: one daughter, Karleen Witherell of Lansing; two sons, Burton (and Phyllis) Reid of Free Soil, and Don (and Ella) Reid of Frankfort; one sister, Katherine Gentry of Florida; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband George, by two sons, Richard in 1957, and Gerald in 1964.
Funeral services for Mrs. Edith E. Reid will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville. Pastor Jerry Selleck officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington. The family will be at the Stephens Funeral Home to receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. 
As a memorial, the family is asking for Teddy Bear donations, which will be given to needy children at a later time. Donations can be made at the Stephens Funeral Home, Scottville. 

Gunnard John Hulkonen
Gunnard John Hulkonen, of Kaleva, died Saturday morning, April 3, 1999 at his residence in Maple Grove Township, just short of his 90th birthday. He was born April 8, 1909 in Atlantic Mine, Mich., son of Henry and Hilda Hulkonen, and he moved to Kaleva in 1945.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman. Gunnard was a retired farmer, builder and inventor. In partnership with his brother, Arthur, he owned and operated the Hulkonen farm.
He is survived by: two daughters, Belinda (Charles) Lebano of Lake Worth, Fla., and Sheila M. Fitzgerald of Kaleva; two granddaughters, Tiffany Lebano and Brigitte Lebano, both of Lake Worth, Fla.; one grandson, Sgt. Eric Lebano of the USMC, stationed in The Hauge, Netherlands; four brothers, Sulo (Hazel) Hulkonen of Kaleva, Aimo Hulkonen of Nisula, Mich., Arthur (Mildred) Hulkonen of Kaleva, and Edward (Shirley) Hulkonen of Nisula, Mich.; four sisters, Sylvia Curtin of Lake Linden, Helmi Hospenthal of Kaleva, Linda Wade of Negaunee, and Mildred Lampinen of Atlantic Mine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
On December 14, 1946, in Manistee, Gunnard married Edna (Jouppi) who preceded him in death on October 18, 1994. Also preceding him in death are: an infant daughter; his son-in-law, Charles Moseley; and three brothers, Urho, Weikko and Toivo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, in Kaleva, with the Rev. Kenneth H. Lein officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or to Munson Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

Gerald J. Superczynski
Gerald J. "Supers" Superczynski, age 69, of 512 Second St., Manistee, died Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee.
He was born August 28, 1929 in Manistee, and was the son of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Stepka) Superczynski. He was a graduate of Manistee High School the class of 1947. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until January of 1958. He received degrees in accounting and business management from LaSalle Extension University during the 1950's. From 1959 to 1967 he was the office manager at the Great Lakes Chemical Company. From 1967 until 1972 he was production and cost coordinator of the kraft operations, at the Packaging Corporation of America. He had also been the bookkeeper at Guardian Angels Church from 1968 to 1974. Starting in May of 1972 he was employed by the City of Manistee as the city building inspector and the city assessor for 19 years until his retirement on February 1, 1991. He was a kind and generous man, always willing to give a helping hand to anyone in need. In 1978 he received the Distinguished Service Award for his service to senior citizens from the Manistee Jaycees.
Jerry always had a vision of what the Manistee community should be and was always able to communicate it. He was very active in public life having served on the board of directors of West Shore Hospital, past president and member of the board of directors of the American Red Cross and was involved with the United Way of Manistee County. He was a past chairman and member of the board of directors of the Manistee Public Employees Credit Union and a past member and secretary of the City Planning Commission. He was a past secretary and treasurer for the Manistee National Forest Festival. Past member of the board of directors of the PCA Credit Union. After his retirement he was the zoning administrator for Manistee Township. He received many certificates and awards throughout his lifetime in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the Manistee area. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee.
He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mikaleen McClure of Clawson, and by his daughter, Kristen Superczynski of Farmington Hills; two grandchildren, Kyle and Samantha McClure of Clawson; his sister, Irene Zielinski of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Superczynski on April 4, 1992.
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 5 at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church in Manistee, with Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski and the Rev. Casimer Zawacki, celebrants. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, also in Manistee.
Evening Prayer from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee where friends may begin calling Sunday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends.
Memorials will be established in Jerry's name for St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church and for Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Carey Daniel Stroup
Carey Daniel Stroup, 81, of Big Bass Lake, formerly of the Fort Wayne/Columbia City, Ind. area, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. He was born July 18, 1917, in Blackford County, Ind., son of Jacob and Ida Alta (Kester) Stroup.
A retired Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Army, he had served under General Patton during WWII. In 1979, he retired from IMCO in Huntington, Ind., where he was a mechanical engineer. Carey enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Carey is survived by: his wife, Betty J. Carey of Big Bass Lake; three children, William "Bic" (Vicki) Stroup of Gardenville, Nev., Grant Stroup of Homer, Alaska, and Kathleen Stroup of Homer, Alaska; three step-children, Cindy Hummer of Ludington, Jim Speaker of Columbia City, Ind., and Alyce (Gary) Speaker-Roshy of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his ex-wife, Theodora Miller of Homer, Alaska; and two special family members, his niece, "Little Seester" Martha A. Leffingwell of Hartford City, Ind., and his nephew, Donald Stroup of Brethren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers and two sisters.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at a later date. The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Special Olympics. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.


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