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Patricia Anne Steele 
Patricia Anne Steele, 65, of Manistee, formerly of Royal Oak, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at her residence. She was born March 27, 1935, in Royal Oak, the daughter of Richard and Edna (Barnowski) Brandt. 
Patricia was a member and interim Sunday School teacher of the First Church of Wellston. She enjoyed sewing, painting, gardening, flowers, making dolls, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. 
On December 14, 1964, in Warren, Patricia married John Robert Steele who survives her. She is also survived by: her children, Shannon (Jim) Buckner, Brethren; Linda (Gary) Mezeske, Bear Lake; David (Davida) Steele, Madison Heights, Cory Steele and Andrew Steele; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Brandt, Atlanta, Ga.; Gary Brandt, Wilmington, Al.; and Dennis Brandt of Pontiac; one sister, Bobby (Merlin) Doran of Waterford; one uncle, Donald Barnowski of Novi; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, May 15, 2000 at the First Church of Wellston, in Wellston, with Pastor Richard Shaward officiating. Interment services will be held at the Christian Memorial Cultural Center, in Rochester Hills, on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the First Church of Wellston. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Elsie H. Fauver 
Elsie H. Fauver, 98, of Norton Shores, formerly of Bear Lake, died June 1, 2000 in Muskegon. She was born on Nov. 7, 1901 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of James and Mary (Dolizal) Hejl. 
Elsie was a retired executive secretary. She was a member of Bear Lake United Methodist Church. A graduate of Bear Lake High School and Detroit Business Institute, she lived many years in Detroit. Upon retirement, she returned to Bear Lake. 
Elsie is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Fauver in 1948; sister, Helen (Hinds) Williams; brothers, Otto Hejl, Jerry Hejl, Charles Cermak, and John Cermak. 
Funeral services for Elsie H. Fauver will be on Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. from the Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bear Lake. 
Memorials may be made to Bear Lake United Methodist Church. 
Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of services on June 6. 
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Theresa "Tracy" Adamski 
Theresa "Tracy" Adamski, age 92, of 602 Cypress St., Manistee, died Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2000 at her home. 
She was born on March 6, 1908 in Parkdale, the daughter of the late Albert and Lena (Sandjeck) Fedder. She attended Saint Joseph School in Manistee. Tracy married Michael Adamski on August 12, 1925 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on February 17, 1989. 
She had been employed at the Manistee Garment Factory. 
She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. She enjoyed to crochet, knit, crochet tablecloths, play bingo, loved to party, and spend time with her family and friends. 
She is survived by; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dorothy Witucki of Manistee, Patricia and Richard Kamaloski of Manistee, Joan and Jerry Turbyville of Norris, Tenn., Judy and Bob Krueger of Manistee; one daughter-in-law, Lorraine Adamski of Manistee; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters-in-law, Harry and Phyllis Fedder of Manistee, Jane Fedder of Manistee, Clara Nelson of Manistee, Rose Lund of Chicago, Ill. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 
She was also preceded in death by: one son, Ralph Adamski; a son-in-law, Frank Witucki; a granddaughter, Jana Turbyville; an infant granddaughter, Mary Lou Adamski; by eight brothers, Nick, John, and Mike Kapcia, Paul and Stanley Kinney, and Adam, Tony and Edward Fedder; and by three sisters, Marie Preuss, Laura Dankowski, and Josephine Kruse. 
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka and Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, con-celebrants. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. 
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed this evening (Monday) at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling this afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. 
Memorials will be established in Tracy's name for Saint Joseph Catholic Church and Love For Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

William H. Schultz, Jr. 
William H. Schultz, Jr., age 78, of 164 Monroe St., Manistee, died Sunday evening, June 4, 2000 at the West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. 
He was born on April 6, 1922 in South Haven, the son of the late William & Dorothy (Young) Schultz. He was a graduate of Manistee High School. A veteran of the United States Navy during World War II he served from November 13, 1942 to January 1, 1946. He married Clarice Lang on June 8, 1946 in Manistee. She preceded him in death on February 20, 1974. 
He was employed by Consumers Power Company for 30 years. 
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing. He also was a collector of coins and other items. He enjoyed watching high school athletic events and was one of "the guys by the door" at the Manistee High School girls' basketball games. 
He is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and George Swiatlowski of Grand Haven; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jackie Schultz of Muskegon; six grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, and Tana Swiatlowski, and Brett, Justin, and Damien Schultz; one great-grandchild, Madison Swiatlowski; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lois Schultz of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. James Bearss, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. 
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where friends may begin calling Wednesday afternoon after 2 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
 
Aloysius F. "Al" Nowak 
Aloysius F. "Al" Nowak, age 82, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Thursday, June 8, 2000 surrounded by his family. He was born July 4, 1917 in Manistee, Mich., son of the late Stanley and Frances (Chycinski) Nowak. He served in the U.S. Army in the Red Arrow 32nd Division during World War II. He was a communicant of St. Romans Catholic Church in Milwaukee, a member of the American Legion Gold Star Post No. 505 and a lifetime member of the DAV. He retired from GE Medical Systems after 33 years of service. He also belonged to Schultz's Wrecking Crew. 
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Regina "Reggie" Nowak of Milwaukee, Wis., whom he was united in marriage to on April 7, 1945; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and David Shipley of Cedarburg, Wis., Susie and Mike Balcerek of Racine, Wis.; and his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy Nowak, of Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren, Vanessa, Elizabeth and Chad Shipley, all of Cedarburg, Wis.; his sister, Alice (the late Edward) Kubacki; and his brother, Jerome C. Nowak; his sister-in-law, Carlene Nowak, all of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 
He was preceded in death by: his twin brother, Albert, at birth on July 4, 1917; his sister, Gertrude Nowak on March 30, 1993; and by his brother, Erwin F. Nowak on May 23, 2000. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Romans Catholic Church at 1810 West Bolivar Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. Private family committal services at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Romans Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society are appreciated. 
The John J. Walloch Funeral Home of Milwaukee, Wis., is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Donald J. Elliott 
Donald J. Elliott, 78, of 701 Pine St., Manistee, died Friday morning, June 9, 2000 at his home. 
He was born March 27, 1922 in Sebring, Ohio, the son of the late Frances B. and Lois (Johnson) Elliott. He was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was united in marriage to Fern Walters in Manistee on February 9, 1946 and moved to Manistee from Chicago in 1948. 
Don was retired, having been the manager for utilities, maintenance and engineering for Packaging Corporation of America-Filer Mill retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers since 1958. He had served as chairman of the Michigan State Energy Management Committee. 
Don was a member of the Manistee United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Manistee Lodge No. 228, F.&A.M. He had served as a member of the Manistee City Planning Commission for several years and a member of the local Salvation Army Advisory Board. He served as chairman of the West Shore Hospital Building Committee and for several years was on the West Shore Hospital Board of Trustees. He was named Boss of the Year by the Jaycees. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
He is survived by: his wife, Fern; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sheila Elliott of Manistee, and Gregory and Leslie Elliott of Ann Arbor; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Mattice of Manistee; grandchildren, Matthew, Elin and Jessica Yeager and Joshua and Lacy Elliott; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gloria Elliott of Columbia, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Caroline Elliott of Sebring, Ohio, and Jenny Elliott of California; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: a grandson, Ryan Yeager in 1978; and by two brothers, Elmer and Ray Elliott. 
Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Don consider a gift to either the Manistee United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Joseph Anthony Brooks 
Joseph Anthony Brooks, age 94, of 768 Elliott Drive in Manistee, died Friday afternoon, June 9, 2000 at the Memorial Heritage Christian Care Center in Onekama. 
He was born on February 9, 1906 in Manistee, the son of the late Stanley and Hedwig (Jakubczyk) Borowski. He attended Saint Joseph School in Manistee. He married Gertrude Ziemkowski on November 5, 1928 in Manistee. She preceded him in death. 
He married Bertha (Johnson) Loveland on February 6, 1964 in Manistee. She preceded him in death on October 7, 1990. Joe was manager of the Hotel Chippewa in Manistee. 
He was a communicant of Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee, where he was also an usher. He was past president of the Ninth District of the Michigan Hotel Association and had been a member of the Manistee Rotary and Manistee Elks Lodge BPOE No. 250. Joe enjoyed golfing and hunting. 
He is survived by: two granddaughters and their spouses, Lynn and Michael Soulliere of Shelby Township, and Deborah and Cary Altman of Bloomfield Hills; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandon Altman; three nieces, Mrs. Ray (Genevieve) Oleniczak of Manistee, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Mack of Manistee, and Mrs. Gordon (Virginia) Sinicki of Filer City; two nephews, Gerald Borowski of Manistee, Arthur Zaremba of Milwaukee, Wis. 
He was also preceded in death by: a son, Robert Brooks, in 1954; by a step-daughter, Phyllis Brunke; by three brothers, John, Lewis, and Edward Borowski; by four sisters, Bernice Sullivan, Celia Golembiewski, Clara Zaremba, and Gertrude Pieczynski. 
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Monday, June 12 at Saint Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine with the Rev. Casimer Zawacki, celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. 
Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals was prayed Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where the family received friends Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 
A memorial will be established in Joe's name for Manistee Catholic Central. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Lambert Pence 
Lambert Pence died December 4, 1999, at age 88. 
He is survived by: his wife, Phyllis; son, Larken; daughter, Joan Mary; and granddaughter, Eleanor, age 4. 
Burial service will be at Marilla Cemetery on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. Lunch following the service at Marilla Town Hall. 

Debra L. Mikutis 
Debra L. Mikutis, age 45, of 175 W. Hansen, Scottville, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

Thomas P. Beaudrie 
Thomas P. Beaudrie, 66, of 111 Arthur St., Manistee, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at his home. 
He was born May 26, 1934 in River Rouge, the son of Charles and Margaret (O'Rourke) Beaudrie. 
Tom had been a superintendent for the Department of Public Works in River Rouge for several years. In 1969, he moved to Manistee with his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Irene Beaudrie and their family. Tom and Jim owned and operated the Moonlight Motel and Marina in Manistee. Tom was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. 
He is survived by: brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Genevieve Beaudrie of River Rouge, Ronald and Florence Beaudrie of Taylor, and Jack and Marilyn Beaudrie of River Rouge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Lewis Porath of Southgate, and Mary Margaret Hernandez of Lincoln Park; sisters-in-law, Ann Irene Beaudrie of Manistee, Lottie Beaudrie of Trenton; brother-in-law, William Stanek of Ecorse; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Charles, Michael and James Beaudrie; and a sister, Catherine Stanek. 
The family will be at the Johnson Funeral Home Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. A prayer service from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held for family and friends Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Visitation will also be held in River Rouge at the Girbach-Krasun Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in River Rouge Saturday, June 17 with the Rev. James Wieging, celebrant. Final interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Detroit. 
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Tom consider a gift to the Hospice of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the local funeral arrangements. 

Harold R. Warren 
Harold R. Warren, 64, of 617 County Line Rd., Manistee, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 while on a fishing trip to Canada. 
He was born May 9, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Fred and Gladys (Johnson) Warren. He married Patricia A. Calton at the First Baptist Church in Manistee on June 2, 1962. She preceded him in death on November 22, 1978. 
Harold had worked for Ex-Cell-O in Manistee prior to their closing. Later he worked as a security guard with the Burns Agency at Morton's and at the Packaging Corporation-Filer Mill. He had formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Manistee. 
He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Kyle Erickson of Holland; brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Warren of Hudson, Fla.; mother-in-law, Helen Calton of Eastlake; brother-in-law, Harold Calton of Eastlake; sisters-in-laws and spouses, Darlene and Daniel Revolt of Manistee, Sandra and Charles Mack of Gaylord, and Linda Richmond of Bay Port; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son, Clifford; and an infant daughter, Kathleen. 
Funeral services for Harold Warren will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russell Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. 
The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends. 
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Harold consider a gift to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Gerhard Herbert Phillip Sampson 
Gerhard Herbert Phillip Sampson, 40, of Copemish, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at Spectrum Health Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born October 27, 1959, in Karlsrohe, Germany, the son of Richard and Irmgard (Rinkler) Sampson. 
Gerhard was a longtime employee of Bluebill Industries in Kaleva, where he was a boat builder. In his spare time, Gerhard was an avid hunter. 
He is survived by: his wife, Bunny Kay Sampson, of Copemish; his children, Heidi Sampson of Kingsley, Raymond Sampson of Bear Lake, Wallace Sampson of Copemish, and Charles Sampson of Copemish; his mother, Irmgard Rinkler of Algonac; five brothers and sisters, Debbie (Brian) Lubinski of Marine City, Irene (Jamie) Antonevich of Marine City, Gisela (Mike) Horn of Marine City, Richard (Lisa) Sampson of Kaleva, and Herb Sampson of Algonac; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Gerhard was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sampson. 
Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward E. "Abie" Hanson 
Edward E. "Abie" Hanson, 89, of 356 Third St., Manistee, died Tuesday evening, June 20, 2000 at West Shore Medical Center following a short illness. 
He was born December 8, 1910 in Manistee, the son of the late Arthur M. and Anna (Hartquist) Hanson. He was united in marriage to Anna E. Quarnstrom in Gladstone, on November 23, 1941. She preceded him in death on June 20, 1995. 
He was a graduate of Manistee High School. He attended Manistee County Normal, where he received his teaching certificate. He taught for a few years in the one-room school on the corner of County Line and Maple roads in Manistee. He later worked for the Century Boat Company and as a bookkeeper at the Olson Lumber Company. He also had been a clerk and bookkeeper for Gardner Electronics in Manistee. He enjoyed carpentry and renovating homes and apartments. He had played trombone for a number of years in the former Manistee Iron Works Band. 
Edward was retired, having owned and operated the former A.M. Hanson Insurance Agency in Manistee. 
He had attended Heritage Baptist Church of Manistee and was a member of Gideons International. 
He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John and Lillian Hanson of Manistee; a foster daughter and son-in-law, Marolen and Gerald Gapczynski of Rogers City; grandchildren, David and Mariann Hanson of Maryland, Jonathan and Deborah Hanson of Manistee; sister and brother-in-law, Alice Miller of Schaumberg, Ill., and Wilmer Carlson of Hart; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl A. Hanson; and by a sister, Dorothy Carlson. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the Heritage Baptist Church, with Pastor Eric Struble and Pastor Al Knudsen officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. 
The family will be at the Heritage Baptist Church to receive friends on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of services. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Leonard J. Walle 
Leonard J. Walle, 92, of Troy, died June 24, 2000 at his residence, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 19, 1907 in Ludington. 
Mr. Walle retired from Redford High School in 1975 after 32 years as a teacher, coach (baseball, basketball and football), counselor and night school principal. He also taught and coached Detroit Country Day from 1932 until 1943, and refereed in the Catholic basketball and football league in the 1940's and 1950's. Mr. Walle was a volunteer public relations director for the Michigan Indian Foundation in Harbor Springs in the 1950's. He was an active member at St. Benedict Church in Highland Park, sitting on the school board and ushering at the church. 
An avid beekeeper, Mr. Walle often bought display hives to his science class. Once he was urgently summoned to Harris Elementary School to coral a swarm of bees. While the evacuated students looked on, Mr. Walle gave an impromptu biology lesson as he captured the queen bee with his bare hands. The amazed crowd cheered as the swarm magically followed Mr. Walle, and the queen, to the box in the trunk of his car. 
Mr. Walle had a lifelong love of sports and working with the youth, which was rooted in his boyhood in Ludington. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, he developed a respect for its beauty and fury, which was reaffirmed during two summers as a deckhand aboard a Great Lakes freighter. After graduating from Scottville High School, he attended Ohio State University but later transferred to the University of Michigan where he received a B.S. in education in 1931, and a M.A. in guidance and counseling in 1934. Upon graduating, he became waterfront director for Camp Sherwood (now the U of M Alumni Summer Camp) in Walloon. Upon securing a position at Country Day, Mr. Walle moved to Detroit, where he met his wife of 62 years, Mary Baigent. They were marred on August 28, 1937. 
In addition to: his wife, Mr. Walle is survived by his four children: Leonard A. (and Jean) of Novi, Richard F. (and Cathy) of South Lyon, Ellen M. (and Joseph) Kozich of Troy, and James P. (and Joanne) of Troy; and 11 grandchildren. Also surviving are: his sisters, Ruth Hawkey of Fremont and Doris Arnold of Ann Arbor. 
Visitation will be held today (Monday) from 3 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy. The funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 4580 Adams Rd., Troy. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. 

Raymond March 
Raymond March, 85, of Arcadia, died June 22, 2000 at Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort. He was born on Nov. 28, 1914 in Pleasanton Township, the son of Robert Henry March and Edna Strictler. 
Raymond was a beef and dairy farmer. He was a life member of the Manistee Post DAV; a veteran of WWII; charter member of the West Michigan Beef Breeders at Baldwin; and a member of Northern Michigan Beef Breeders at Gaylord. 
He is survived by: son, Jim and Carol March of Arcadia; grandsons, Dan and Kris March of ARcadia, John March of Arcadia; granddaughter, Jennifer and Todd Burgess of Traverse City; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Ethan and Allison Burgess; brother, Bob and Rita March of Scottville; sister, Eleanor Zuidema of Grand Rapids; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by: wife, Allison on April 20, 2000; one brother, Daniel. 
Funeral services for Raymond March will be held on Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m. from the Edwards Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Township Cemetery. 
The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. 
The Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Catherine A. Sullivan Gancarz 
Catherine A. Sullivan Gancarz, 61, of 8087 N. Ordway Rd., Free Soil, passed away early Friday morning at her home after an extended illness. 
Catherine was born April 3, 1939 in Marysville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Daniel and Frances (Orr) Sullivan. She graduated from Marysville High School in 1957. 
She was married in 1960 to John H. Gancarz. 
She had been employed at the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, the Scottville Senior Center, and most recently by Memorial Medical Center of W. Michigan, from which she retired after 19 years of service. 
Catherine will always be remembered for her quick wit and her strong Irish spirit. She enjoyed spending time with her family at her windy castle in Free Soil, reading, and watching the wildlife. 
She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil, a member of the ladies rosary society; and was a CCD teacher for a number of years. She had also been a member of the Mason County and Boosters, and the Free Soil PTA. She was a Mason County 4-H leader for several years and produced a number of variety shows at Free Soil High School. 
Catherine will be lovingly remembered by her children: two sons, Kevin (and Gina) Gancarz, Aaron (and Deborah) Gancarz; two daughters, Colleen Gancarz, and Megan (and Thomas) Peplinski; two sisters, Joan (and Jim) Edwards, June (and Jim) Haines of Florida; one brother, Thomas (and Grace) Foley of California; grandchildren, Shawn, Brooke and Molly Gancarz of Grand Haven, and Lane Gancarz of Free Soil. She is also survived by her special companion, Muffin Honey. 
in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Daniel Gancarz; and one brother, John (Dick) Foley. 
Mass of Christian Burial from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil, with the Rev. Joe Fix, celebrant. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will be present at the Dorrell Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 Sunday to receive friends. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday. 
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to direct them to the charity and organization of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the Dorrell Funeral Home. 

Henry Frank Krupski 
Henry Frank Krupski, 83, of 2218 S. Maple Rd., Manistee, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, June 25, 2000 at the Manistee Heights Care Center. 
Henry was born January 9, 1917 in Manistee and was the son of the late John and Blanche (Krolczyk) Krupski. He moved to Milwaukee with his parents at the age of 3. After 29 years as a hand compositor (typesetter) for Zahn, Klicka & Hill of Milwaukee, Henry retired in 1979 and he and his wife, Margaret moved to Manistee. They had celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on June 9 of this year. 
Henry enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, hand carving and painting beautiful pictures. He spent three years in the U.S. Army and had served in the European Theater during World War II. 
Henry is survived by: his wife, Margaret (Tennant) Krupski, of Manistee; a brother, Harry Krupski of Milwaukee, Wis.; sister-in-law, Jane Krupski of Racine, Wis.; also a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doug and Loretta (Tennant) MacGregor, and brother-in-law, George Tennant, all of Manistee. Also his nieces, Kathy (Gary) Block and Mary Ann (Marvin) Smith, all of Manistee. Several other nieces and nephews also survive. 
He was preceded in death by: his parents; by his sister, Melvina (Ted) Pacholski, of Manistee; and twin brothers, Ray Krupski of Racine, Wis.; and Roy Krupski of West Covina, Calif. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. 
Anyone wishing to remember Henry is encouraged to make a contribution in his name to the Alzheimer's Association or the Manistee Heights Care Center. Envelopes are available at the Herbert Funeral Home. 

Margaret Pirhonen 
Margaret Pirhonen, 85, of Manistee, formerly of Kaleva, died Monday, June 26, 2000 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee. She was born January 9, 1915, in Kaleva, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Norman) Lammi. 
Margaret had been a nurse's aide, working in Detroit until her retirement in 1971. After retiring, Margaret moved back to Kaleva with her husband, Emil. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, in Kaleva, and the senior group at the church. 
In 1941, in Detroit, Margaret married Emil Pirhonen who preceded her in death on July 5, 1988. Margaret was also preceded in death by her parents. 
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29 at Maple Grove Township Cemetery in Kaleva, with the Rev. Kenneth H. Lein officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 
The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements. 

Ross J. Myers 
Memorial services for Ross J. Myers, of North Port, Fla., who died May 15, 2000, will be held Saturday, July 1, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Cremation Center in Manistee, with his grandson, Pastor Todd Porter officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at a later time. 
Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

James Daniel Miller 
James Daniel Miller, age 70, of 4355 West Fox Farm Rd., Manistee, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 27, 2000 while fishing at the Ninth Street boat launching facility. 
He was born March 11, 1930 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late James and Dorothy (Smith) Miller. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on the USS ESSEX during the Korean Conflict. He married Nancy L. Saunders on February 4, 1956 in Angola, Ind. They came to Manistee in 1997. 
James, who was employed by the Parks Department in The City of Dearborn for 28 years, enjoyed fishing, reading, and gardening. 
He is survived by: his wife, Nancy Miller of Manistee; one son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Patricia Miller of Dearborn; one granddaughter, Jamie Nicole Miller, of Dearborn. 
Friends may begin calling at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee after 2 p.m. on Friday. The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. to receive friends. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Betty Jean Libey 
Betty Jean Libey, age 72, of 398 E. Piney Rd., Manistee, died Wednesday night, June 28, 2000 at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. 
She was born August 13, 1927 in Marion, Ohio, the daughter of the late James Hugh and Daisy (Johnson) Willard. Betty, along with her mother, owned and operated the Wayside Inn in Manistee. She was later employed, for many years, at the Manistee County Sheriff's Dept. as a cook and in various other capacities until her retirement in 1990. Betty enjoyed gardening, colors in the fall and yard sales. 
She is survived by: her daughters, Gale (Tim) Mazeika of Stronach, Tammy Libey of East Lake, and Penny Reyes of Manistee; grandchildren, Julie (Bob) Clement, April Lyn Reyes, all of East Lake, Daisy Mazeika, Eva Jean (Rick) Peppers, all of Stronach, Cheryl Mazeika, Betty (John) Kubiskey, Leila Reyes, Oren Fellows, all of Manistee, and Jamie Edwin Olin of Arizona; sisters, Josephine Dahlke, Pat (Larry) Lytle, all of Manistee, Shirley Peterson of East Lake, and Sandy Fink of Baldwin; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Betty was preceded in death in addition to her parents; by her son, Gary Jerome Olin; and her brothers, James and Jerry Williard. 
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 at the Pentecostal Assembly in Free Soil with Pastor Raymond Haner officiating. The family will be at the church from 12 p.m. until the time of services to receive friends. 
Burial will be in the Wellston Cemetery. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

Winona L. Chambers 
Winona L. Chambers, 91, of 273 Sixth Ave., Manistee, died Friday evening, July 28, 2000 at West Shore Medical Center. 
She was born March 24, 1909 in Manistee, the daughter of the late Karl and Emma (Madison) Fredericksen. She married Arden L. Chambers in Pontiac on August 21, 1937. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1976. 
She was a retired secretary for Michigan Tool. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Ruth Circle of the church. She was also a member Manistee Chapter No. 300 - Order of Eastern Star, Cherryland Chapter No. 116 of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Traverse City and the Manistee chapter of the AARP. 
Gladys is survived by: her nephews, Robert and Karl Fredericksen of Pontiac. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Karl Fredericksen. 
There will be no visitation or services at this time. 
The family suggests that those wanting to remember Winona, consider a gift to the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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