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James A. Pefley 
James A. Pefley, age 51, of 225 Second Ave., Manistee, died early Sunday morning, July 30, 2000 at West Shore Medical Center unexpectedly. He was born December 25, 1948 in Manistee and was the son of Robert and Betty Mae (Evans) Pefley. Jim had attended Manistee High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4th Class from September 10, 1968 until his discharge on June 8, 1970. James married Diane L. Laskey on July 17, 1971 in Manistee, at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church. He had been employed as a maintenance welder at the Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties Company until 1987, when he and his wife Diane started the Sunrise Bakery in Manistee, which they had owned and operated until 1999. Throughout his life, he enjoyed being involved and watching his son's athletic careers during their school years. Jim also loved to golf, bowl and play cards of any kind. 
He is survived by: his wife of 29 years, Diane L. Pefley of Manistee; three sons, Jason Pefley of Grand Rapids, Christopher Pefley of Harvard, Ill., Matthew Pefley of Manistee; his parents, Robert and Betty Pefley of Manistee; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Peggy Patulski of Manistee, Lynn and Earl Kimbrel of Davenport, Fla., Mari and Dennis Manke of Onekama, Amy and Allan Baldwin of Ludington; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas and Jeanne Pefley of Manistee, and Lee Pefley of St. Petersburg, Fla. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Rev. Scott Sessler officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral services. 
Friends may begin calling at the funeral home on Tuesday morning, Aug. 1 after 9 a.m. The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. to receive friends. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Amy Lynn Zenker 
Amy Lynn Zenker, age 30, of Benzonia, died Saturday, July 29, 2000 in Mexico. 
She was born May 6, 1970 in Frankfort, the daughter of William G. Zenker and Paula A. Maginity. 
Amy recently graduated from University of Michigan as a physical therapist. She enjoyed working with and helping handicapped children. She also enjoyed riding horses. 
Surviving are: her mother, Paula A. Zenker of Benzonia; a sister, Susan Zenker of Benzonia; and a brother, Daniel Zenker of San Diego, Calif. 
She was preceded in death by her father in 1998. 
Funeral services will be held at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, with Pastor Dan Ingersol officiating. Cremation will take place. 
Friends may call on the family at the time of the service. 
Memorials may be made to the Amy Lynn Zenker Memorial Fund.

Frances M. Vitaz 
Frances M. Vitaz, age 79, of 11127 Vitaz Rd., Brethren, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. 
She was born August 4, 1920 in Hamtramck, the daughter of the late Frank and Annie Niewojt, where she attended Hamtramck High School, and married Edward Vitaz on March 21, 1941. She had been employed by the Hamtramck High School for 20 years and was also a hostess, waitress and baker. Frances enjoyed gardening and especially baking. 
She is survived by: her husband, Edward Vitaz of Brethren; her daughter, Madeline Marie Vitaz of Manistee; her son, Jack Anderson Vitaz of Connecticut; and sister, Eleanor Evans of Detroit. 
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a sister, Rose Shalt. 
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements. 

Frances M. Warner 
Frances M. Warner, 80, of Manistee and formerly of Hastings, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Manistee. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 26 at Rutland Township Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Wheeler officiating. 
Miss Warner was born on March 11, 1920 in Hastings, the daughter of Leo and Jennie (Belson) Warner. She was raised in the Hastings area. Miss Warner had lived five years at Century Terrace in Manistee. 
Survivors include: brother, Alleyne Warner of Woodland; sisters, Verna (William) Shellington of Hastings, Mary (Raymond) Bender of Hudson, and Juanita Long of Union City; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death were: her parents; brothers, Winston and Leo Warner; and sisters, Twilla Warner and Grace Niel. 
Burial will be at Rutland Township Cemetery, Barry County. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 
Arrangements were by Wren Funeral Home of Hastings. 

Kathryn E. Lancaster 
Kathryn E. Lancaster (Richardson) of Wellston, formerly of Milford, died July 24, 2000. She was the beloved wife of the late Irving "Sailor." 
Kathryn is the beloved mother of: Gayle (Ron) Sleep of Milford, and Dan (Janet) Lancaster of Wellston; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends. 
She was the dear sister of the late Raymond Richardson and Mildred Watson. 
Funeral services were held from Lynch & Sons (Richardson-Bird Chapel), 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Deborah Kerr officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Highland. 
Memorials may be made to the University of Michigan Heart Transplant Fund, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For further information, call (248) 684-6645 or www.legacy.com. 

Leonard J. Snow 
Leonard J. Snow, age 67, of Portage Point Road, Onekama, died early Monday morning, July 17, 2000 at his home, unexpectedly. He was born March 28, 1933 in Manistee, and was the son of the late John and Esther (Strzyzewski) Sniegowski. Leonard had been a chef on the lower lakers sailing the Great Lakes, and later was a chef in the North Pole with the scientific exploration teams. When he returned to Manistee he was employed as the bar manager at the St. Joseph Civic Club for several years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Onekama. 
He is survived by: his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kathleen Snow of Flint; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Leonard was also preceded in death by: three sisters, Marcia Platz, Betty Klee and Barbara Burchard. 
Private graveside services were held Thursday, July 20 at Mount Carmel Cemetery at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Casimir Zawacki officiating. 
A memorial mass will be held and announced at a later date. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Roy Eldon Halladay 
After a full life spent in devotion to his family and the pursuit of knowledge, Roy Eldon Halladay, 78, of Ludington, died Sunday at home. 
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (July 28, 2000) at the United Methodist Church, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. 
Mr. Halladay was born August 30, 1921 in Ashton, Mich. He was graduated from Reed City High School in 1939. 
After briefly attending Central Michigan University, where he met his future wife, Mr. Halladay enlisted in the Army Air Force, where he became a pilot. Before going off to serve in the South Pacific arena of World War II, Mr. Halladay married his true love and best friend, Mona Gunberg, while on leave from a Texas training camp. 
Mr. Halladay flew long-range bombing mission as the pilot of a B-24 bomber with a crew from the Air Force's 90th Bomb Group, known as the "Jolly Rogers." He described his crew as a group of men performing their mission while avoiding heroics. His most significant contribution to the war was the bombing of an oil refinery at Balikpapan, Borneo. 
After serving his time in the military, Mr. Halladay came home to finish college. Having always been a curious and a studious man, Mr. Halladay earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan. He then earned a doctorate in education from Michigan State University. 
Mr. Halladay served as principal of the W.K. Kellogg Consolidated Schools in Hickory Corners, and East Grand Rapids High School. In 1961, Mr. Halladay began working for the College Entrance Examination Board in Evanston, Ill., where he was regional director until his retirement in 1977. 
Never one to let cobwebs gather in his mind, Mr. Halladay began pursuing retirement with vigor -- teaching himself woodworking, computer technology and genealogy. 
Mr. Halladay shared his generous and kind spirit mostly in quiet, behind-the-scenes deeds, such as making items for church fundraisers or donating a computer to the local senior center. An avid golfer, Mr. Halladay treasured his family and counted them highest among his many blessings. 
Mr. Halladay was preceded in death by his parents, Jed and Loiva Halladay; a sister, Vera Blanche Anderson; and an infant brother, Pearle. 
He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Mona; two sons, Douglas (Sandra) of Detroit, Kent (Karen) of Walworth, Wis.; a daughter, Janet (Scott) DeFoy of Elgin, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Pamela of Detroit; two brothers, Leon of Grand Rapids and Robert of Montague; seven grandchildren, Jessie, Kate, Sara, Rachel, Jacob, Corrie, and Alexandra; and many nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be made to the Ludington United Methodist Church, Hospice of Michigan/Mason County, or to a University of Michigan scholarship fund to be established in his name. 
Alexander-Rye Funeral Home, Ludington, is in charge of arrangements. 

Carolyn Ann "Carrie" Konopa 
Carolyn Ann "Carrie" Konopa, age 89, formerly of 440 Cedar St., Manistee, who in 1990 moved to 8683 Blaine St., in Montague, to be near her daughter, died Saturday, morning, July 15, 2000 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in North Muskegon. 
She was born on April 19, 1911 in Ironwood, the daughter of the late Anton and Esther (Stella) Longhini. She was a graduate of Saint Ambrose High School in Ironwood Class of 1928. She also was a graduate of Saint Mary's of Nazareth College in Chicago in 1993 as a registered nurse. She married Dr. John F. Konopa on May 2, 1936 in Ironwood. She worked alongside her husband as a nurse in his medical practice that he established in Manistee in 1936. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1976. 
Devoted to her family, church, and community, Carrie was a communicant of Saint James Catholic Church in Montague. While in Manistee she had been a communicant of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Active in many organizations, she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, ironing, and listening to Rush Limbaugh. 
She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemarie Konopa and Richard Ashley of Twin Lake; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert John and Mary Ann Konopa of Granger, Ind., and John Robert and Susan Konopa of Coloma; five grandchildren, Carolyn O'Dell of Carmel, Ind., Mary Catherine Minaudo, Claire Aigotti, Kimberly and Angela Konopa, all of South Bend, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, John Robert Konopa, Nicholas and Madeline Minaudo, and Samantha and Katherine O'Dell; her siblings and their spouses, Henry Longhini of Ironwood, Mary and Robert Hanson of Dearborn, John and Rose Longhini of Ironwood, Rose Marie and Jildo DeFelice of Wooster, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Annette Garvey of Chicago, and Helia Longhini. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 
She was also preceded in death by: three sisters, Elizabeth Ulasich, Helen Lutey, and Jeanette Ave; and by two brothers, Dominic and William Longhini. 
A Memorial Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka, celebrant. Final interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Mass. 
Memorials are being established in Carolyn's name for Saint Joseph Church of Manistee, Saint James Church in Montague, the Hackley Hospital Cancer Support Group, and Camp Bluebird of West Michigan (retreat for cancer survivors). Envelopes will be available at the church. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Marjorie M. Larabee 
Mrs. Marjorie M. Larabee, age 84, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 2000. She was born December 5, 1915 in Marilla Township to James and Nina (Winters) Bahr and lived in the Muskegon area most of her life. On December 31, 1933 she married Robert P. Larabee in Muskegon and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1976. Prior to her retirement in 1976, she worked as a nurses' aide at General Hospital for 10 years. 
Survivors include: three daughters, Patricia (John) Barnes of Reed City, Nancy (James) Albright and Sue (Don) Fink of Ravenna; one son, Robert (Betty) Larabee of Whitehall; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Goldie (Harvey) Budnik and Dora (Robert) Landis of Whitehall, Carol Harrigan of Traverse City; one brother, Dale (Mildred) Bahr of Manistee; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Lola Benoit and Millie Repo; and one brother, Neal Bahr. 
A funeral service was held Friday at the Sytsema Funeral Home, 737 Apple Ave., with the Rev. Daniel Hofmann officiating. Burial was to be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation with her family was held Thursday at the funeral home. 
Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider Ravenna United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Kenneth S. Wagoner 
Kenneth S. Wagoner, a longtime resident of Portage Point, died April 5, 2000 in Rockville, Ind. 
A memorial service will be held at St. John's By The Lake Church, Onekama, at 11 a.m. on July 29. 

Gerald "Jer" Steingberg 
Gerald "Jer" Steinberg, age 74, of 562 Broad Ave., Manistee, died Wednesday morning, July 19, 2000 at the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born May 18, 1926 in Manistee, and was the son of the late Frank J. and Anna B. (Skiera) Steinberg. Gerald married Beverly Mucha on September 11, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Jer, a life-long resident of Manistee, owned and operated Jerry's Flowers for a period of 18 years until 1962, after the sale of the business, he was owner and operator of Steinberg Landscaping, where he remained in the business for over 35 years, providing residents of Manistee and Onekama with landscaping and lawn maintenance needs over those years of business. Jer had employed in excess of 100 young men from the area during those years, and acted not just as a boss but as a mentor and teacher. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Manistee and a 3rd Degree member of the Manistee Knights of Columbus Council No. 853. 
He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Beverly Steinberg of Manistee; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Glen and Cindy Steinberg, and Greg Steinberg, all of Manistee; Dr. Eric and Lisa Steinberg of Athens, Ohio; three grandsons, Luke and Zacharia Steinberg, both of Manistee, Dominik Steinberg of Athens, Ohio; two granddaughters, Katie Steinberg of Manistee, and Rebecca Steinberg of Athens, Ohio; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marge Babbitt of Kalamazoo, and Ruth and Zane Niesen of Manistee; two sisters-in-law, Genevieve M. Steinberg and Evelyn Steinberg, both of Manistee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Steinberg; and by two brothers, Ted and Al Steinberg; and by his brother-in-law, Howard Babbitt. 
Mass from The Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka and Monsignor Gerard F. Guzikowski, celebrants. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, where the members of the Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Evening Prayers from The Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed at 8 p.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 
The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Aloizy S. "Kappy" Kapaclzynski 
Aloizy S. "Kappy" Kapaclzynski, 88, of 244 S. Main St., Eastlake, died Wednesday, July 29, 2000 at Memorial Heritage Christian Adult Foster Care Home in Onekama. 
He was born April 16, 1912 in Manistee, the son of Stanley and Isabelle (Wittliff) Kapaclzynski. He married Mildred A. Miller in Eastlake on August 8, 1935. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1996. 
Kappy was retired from Packaging Corporation of America-Filer Mill where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee. 
He is survived by: sisters, Bernadine Disbrow of Stanton and Alice Plucinski of Manistee; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Kathleen Kapaclzynski of Renton, Wash.; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by: his parents; his son, Patrick; and a sister, Marie Pachesny. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 21 at the Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Douglas MaGinn officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. 
The family will be at the funeral home today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. A prayer service for family and friends will be held at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m. 
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Kappy consider a gift to either the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Velma Rose Hilliard Bigelow 
Velma Rose Hilliard Bigelow, 81, of Kaleva, formerly of Flint, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. 
She was born April 4, 1919, in Kaleva, the daughter of Ezra and Jenie (Bump) Hilliard. 
In addition to being a homemaker, Velma had been a long distance operator at Michigan Bell Telephone Company and had worked at Motor Products in Detroit. She spent a lot of time with civic organizations in the Kaleva area. Velma was a member of the Bear Creek VFW Post No. 6333 Ladies Auxiliary, in Kaleva, since 1957; a past president and charter member of the Kaleva Lioness Club; past secretary of the Kaleva Historical Society; and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Velma was also very active in the Bottle House Museum. 
An artist, she enjoyed painting both with watercolors and oils; as well as crocheting, knitting, sewing and making crafts. 
Velma is survived by: her sister, Violet Baker of Flint; four nieces and nephews, Barbara (Richard) Trevithick of Flint, Frederick (Shirley) Baker of Neosho, Mo., Virginia (John) Ayres of Burton, and Dr. James (Bonnie) Baker of Orefield, Pa.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. 
On February 10, 1948 in Angola, Ind., Velma married Harold Walter Bigelow, who preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Hilliard, in 2000. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday), and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaleva Historical Society. Envelopes are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. 

Richard Marion Gilbert 
Richard Marion Gilbert, 74, went to be with his Lord February 5, 2001. He was born July 27, 1926 in Arcadia, the son of Claude and Leona (Kawczinski) Gilbert. 
He was a member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church and the Arcadia VFW. He spent all of his life in Arcadia, except two years in the U.S. Army, Nov. 28, 1944 to Nov. 23, 1946, serving in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning from World War II, he married his beloved Yvonne Weidman, Nov. 14, 1946. To this union were born four children. 
Survivors include: his wife, Yvonne; two sons, Gregory S. Gilbert of Arcadia, and Leslie C. (Roxanne) Gilbert of Frankfort; two daughters, Debra Gilbert (Gary) Lantz of Traverse City, and Rebecca L. (Gregg) Selander of Grandville; 21 dearly loved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude Jr. (Angie) Gilbert of Onekama; many nieces and nephews and a host of cousins. 
Richard was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Alister; and his sister, Bonnie; his two half-brothers, Edwin and Chester; and a half-sister, Violet. 
Richard's favorite verse: "I will life up my eyes to the hills -- From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." -- Psalm 121:1-2 
Visitation will be held at the Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake, today, Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 9, with a VFW memorial service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., from the Arcadia United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Spring burial will be in the Blaine Township Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Gilbert family.

Margaret Marie Matson 
Margaret Marie Matson of Palm Desert, Calif., died Saturday, January 13, 2001. She was born in Manistee on September 2, 1929 to Oscar and Elvera (Engwall) Anderson. She graduated from Manistee High School in 1947. For many years, Margaret was employed as a secretary at Century Boat Company in Manistee and at Dow Chemical Company in Midland. She has resided in California since 1972. 
Margaret is survived by: her daughters, Mari (John) Penny of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and Rhonda Efroymson of Cathedral City, Calif.; granddaughter, Cari Sue Michaels and grandson, Richard (Melanie) McDonald of Durango, Colo., and grandsons John Penny and Andrew Penny of Anaheim Hills; great-granddaughter, Morgan McDonald and great-grandson, Lucas McDonald. Also surviving are: three brothers, Allan (Sue) Anderson of Eastlake, Douglas (Mary Jane) Anderson and Jack (Carroll) Anderson of Manistee; two sisters, Beverly (Richard) Volgstadt of Byesville, Ohio, and June (Jim) LaBar of Mt. Clemens. 
Memorial services were held at Orange Villa Bible Church in Orange, Calif., on January 25. A memorial service will be held in Manistee at a date to be announced.

Kenneth D. Toner, Sr. 
Kenneth D. Toner, Sr., of Clarkston, died January 29, 2001 at age 68.He was the husband of Phyllis J.; father of Kenneth D. Toner, Jr., of Clarkston and Cheryl (Kevin) Peters of South Carolina; grandfather of Anthony Kasari, Michael and Jonathan Peters; brother of William (Irene) Toner of Detroit; son-in-law of Myrtle Edwards. 
Ken retired from the Detroit Police Department in 1981 and had worked for Perry Drugs. He was the co-owner of P.J.'s Antiques in Holly. Ken was active in the Detroit and Clarkston Boy Scouts of America and was proud to have served his country in the Korean Conflict. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lewis E. Witt & Son Trust 100 Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit today (Wednesday) from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials to the Independence Township or the Springfield Township libraries. www.legacy.com

Lorraine V. Altice 
Lorraine V. Altice, age 78, of Cottage Lane, Manistee, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, January 29, 2001 at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. She was born November 10, 1922 in Manistee, and was the daughter of the late Stanley "Dukes" and Isabelle (Klozak) Chycinski. She was a graduate of Manistee High School, the class of 1941. Lorraine married Theodore P. Altice on April 15, 1951 in Crown Point, Ind. They had lived in the Chicago area most of their life. Ted preceded her in death on July 25, 1977. Lorraine returned to Manistee in 1991 to care for her ailing mother and has made her home here, since that time. She attended St. Joseph, Guardian Angels and St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Shrine churches, all in Manistee. 
Lorraine is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Geri and Jerome Monicke of Streamwood, Ill.; her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Janice Altice of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; and two grandsons, Ryan and Wesley Altice, both of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; one niece, Tony Altice of Albuquerque, N.M. Several cousins also survive her. 
Lorraine was also preceded in death by: her son, Scott Altice on June 11, 1984; and her sister, Eunice Chycinski. 
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Feb. 1 at the Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, with the Rev. William Zwiefka officiating. Inurnment will take place at the family niche in Wilmette, Ill., at a later date. 
The family will receive friends at the Herbert Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m. The Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Philip D. Schnorbach 
Philip D. Schnorbach, 73, died unexpectedly in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. He was born in Manistee on April 24, 1927, the son of Philip W. and Jean (Duncan) Schnorbach. 
He attended Manistee High School and was graduated in 1945, as the president of his senior class. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until discharged after the end of World War II. He then received a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana and was graduated from the law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee. 
While in Manistee, he was a communicant of Guardian Angels Church and had been employed during the summer, while attending college, at the American Box Board paper mill in Filer City. 
The paper mill had previously been known as the Filer Fiber Co. and one of the co-founders was his paternal grandfather, P.P. Schnorbach. Both his father and his uncle, William, had managed the mill for a number of years. He had been a member of the Manistee Golf and Country Club for several years. 
He took a position with Chase Manhattan Bank and was sent to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked for several years. While there, he met Betty Marjorie Thornton, who was teaching school in Japan. In 1956 they both returned to the States and on August 25 of that year, were married in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Brighton, Mass. He then relocated to California where he was active in the banking business. 
Later in his career, he was involved in investment banking with ties to the Far East, and he traveled extensively to many countries there, having just returned from Singapore on the day he passed away. 
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Leslie, of Santa Monica; a brother, Peter, of Mequon, Wis.; and an aunt, Margaret Duncan of Manistee. He is survived by: his wife, Betty, of Santa Monica; a sister, Jane Ingells of Dana Point, Calif.; a son, Philip of Coppell, Texas; and three grandchildren. 
In California, he was a communicant of Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church, where the funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001. 

Evelyn D. Richardson 
Mrs. Richardson, 89, died January 19, 2001 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Richardson was born July 15, 1911 in Schenectady, N.Y., to Ernest and Mary (Blake) DeFrate, who are deceased. 
She was married in 1930 to Howard Larsen Richardson, who is deceased. Mr. Richardson was the son of Avis (Larsen) and Arthur Richardson, and also the grandson of Anna and H.B. Larsen who were early settlers in Manistee. The Larsens were married in Manistee on March 9, 1876 and opened the H.B. Larsen store on River Street. 
Inurnment will be at the Larsen plot in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee, Mich., at a later date. 

Robert P. Johnson 
MANISTEE -- Robert P. Johnson, 94, of 395 Second St., Manistee, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 24, 2001 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. 
He was born December 11, 1906 in Manistee, the son of the late Andrew W. and Huldah (Carlson) Johnson. 
He was a graduate of Manistee High School - Class of 1926, and a graduate of the Michigan College of Mortuary Science in 1941. 
He was united in marriage to Reatha Scheppelmann at the bride's home near Bear Lake on July 6, 1941. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. 
From the time he was big enough to sit on a stool, Bob worked in his father's shoe store, the Johnson-Ostlund Shoe Store on River Street. During the late 1920's he and other downtown merchants were recruited and equipped by the former Manistee County Savings Bank to form a group known as the "vigilantes," who were trained by the Michigan State Police, and who could respond in case of a robbery at the bank. 
At the time of the Kaleva Bank robbery, Bob and members of the group were deputized by Sheriff Martin and assisted in the manhunt for the robbers. 
After the shoe store closed in 1939, Bob worked in various jobs until deciding to attend the Michigan College of Mortuary Science. 
He received his Mortuary Science license in 1941 and would have received recognition from the Michigan Funeral Directors Association this year for his 60 years as a licensed funeral director. Following graduation, he worked part time for Ralph J. LaValle at his funeral home in addition to working as a forgings inspector at the Falleen Drop Forge in Filer City. 
After the drop forge closed in 1953, Bob considered going into the funeral business full time and went into partnership with Mr. LaValle in 1954. 
His involvement in the funeral business began in the early 1930s when he worked part-time for Felix Lundquist, a funeral director serving families in Manistee and Kaleva during the time when many visitations and funerals were held in the home. Bob saw many changes in the funeral business in his 60-plus years of funeral service and he had many stories he liked to tell about the changes and the different customs observed over the years. In the 1960's he was elected by local voters to serve as Manistee County Coroner. 
He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Manistee, the Michigan Funeral Directors Association's 777 Club, the Forest Shrine Club and Traverse City Commandery No. 41 KT. 
He is a life member of Manistee Lodge No. 228 F&AM, Manistee chapter No. 65 RAM, Manistee Council No. 46 R&SM, Manistee Commandery No. 32 KT and the Saladin Shrine. He was also a life member of the Manistee Elks Lodge. 
He loved hunting and fishing. Up until three years ago, Bob bragged that he had only missed one season of deer hunting since 1928 and that was due to being in college. 
Bob is survived by: his wife, Reatha; son and daughter-in-law, Denis and Emmy Johnson of Manistee; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dennis Fisher of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; grandchildren, Jennifer and John Daly of Grand Rapids, Robert and Kendra Johnson of Crystal Falls, Christopher and Synthia Johnson and son Corey of Manistee, James, Kathryn, Alex and Angela Johnson, all of Manistee and Ryan, Michael, Corey and Andy Fisher of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Marion Johnson of Livonia; and by several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: a brother, John C. Johnson; and sisters, Lillian Beckwith, Lucile Carlson and Lois Swanson. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manistee with the Rev. Sally Schreiner officiating. 
Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. 
Friends may begin calling at the Johnson Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The body of Mr. Johnson will be taken to church Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to lie in state until the time of services. 
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Bob consider a gift in his memory to either the Shrine Crippled Children's Fund, the Manistee First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Manistee Faith Covenant Church Building Fund, or the charity of the donor's choice. 
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.


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