Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. John Dahl - Formerly Library Park Hotel, passed away Thursday (4 Nov 1971) morning at Birch Manor Nursing Home after a lingering illness.  Mr. Dahl was born August 20, 1888 in Norway.  He had been employed as tool & die maker at General Gas Light until his retirement.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 5 Nov 1971

Mrs. Geraldine B. Dahlman - 1228 Southern Ave., passed away Wednesday Dec 15, 1976, at a local hospital.  Mrs. Dahlman was born Nov. 11, 1902, in Lacota, Mich.  She was a member of the Milwood United Methodist Church and the Trustee Board of the Church.  She was also a member of the 20th Century Club and Ladies Library Assoc.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; 2 brothers and one sister.  Surviving are one daughter, Miss Laurel Dahlman of Niles, Mich.; one son, Keith Dahlman of White Bear Lake, Minn.; 2 grandchildren, Richard K. and Deborah A.; 2 brothers, George E. Christian of Bangor, Mich. and Clarence B. Christian of South Haven, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Adolph (Ferne) Ottoman of Santa Barbara, Calif.;  several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, with Rev. Alden Burns officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Milwood United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.  The family will be at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and Friday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 16 Dec 1976

Mrs. Pauline Mae DAILEY - 2905 W.  Milham Rd., Portage, passed away May 26, (1976). Mrs. Dailey was born May 15, 1912 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Jesse and Margaret Heverly.  She was a member of the Portage Eastern Star, the Olympia Chapter. Surviving are her husband, Frank D. Dailey;  1 daughter and son-in-law, Arthur and Gail MacRitchie of Portage;  3 grandchildren, David, Jody and Scott MacRitchie;  1 brother, Saylor Heverly of Portage; and 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Savage of Kal.; also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage with Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw of the Portage United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the Michigan Heart Fun or the American Cancer Society.  Friends may call at the Chapel after 7 p.m. this evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 27 May 1976.

Mrs. Clara E.  DAILEY - 3221 W. Milham, Portage, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, (1971) at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Dailey was born July 3, 1887, in Paw Paw, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Celia Taylor and had been a resident of this area for 57 years.  She was a life member of Olympian Chapter OES No. 274 of Portage. On Nov. 28, 1906, she was married to Guy D. Dailey, who preceded her in death in 1967.  A son, Wayne G., also preceded her in death in 1963.  Surviving are one son, Frank D. of Portage;  one daughter, Mrs. Duane (Doris) Gildea of Kalamazoo;  3 grandchildren;  10 great-grandchilden, one sister, Ella Cleland of Kalamazoo;  3 nieces and 3 nephews.  Religious services 11 a.m. Thursday, Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, Rev. David Nelson officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 15 Sep 1971

Mrs. A. Elizabeth DALTON - Rte 1, Baldwin, Formerly of Climax, passed away Tuesday (7 Mar 1972) evening at a Manistee Hospital after a brief illness.  Mrs. Dalton was born July 10, 1910, in Augusta and had resided since 1941 in Climax, and for the past 18 months lived near Baldwin.  She is survived by her husband, Roland (Curly) Dalton;  2 sons, Charles and Edward of Climax;  7 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Mowry of Albion;  one brother, Alden Mowry of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.   Friends may call at the Hoag-Schmitts Funeral Home, Climax, where services will be held Saturday at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Ronald Entenman and Rev. Wilbur A. Williams officiating.  Interment in Prairie Home Cemetery, Climax.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 9 Mar 1972

Mr. Byron D. DALEY - 912 Hazard, passed away Tuesday (7 Dec 1971) evening at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Daley was born April 1893, in Grand Rapids, the son of Byron C. and Alida Sicles Daley.  He had been employed as an engineer in the aircraft industry.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Married to Helen Crouch Nov. 23, 1916, in Jackson, who preceded him in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, Roy and Walter of Fontana, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Mel (Ann) Hess of Fontana, Calif.;  4 grandchildren.  Mr. Daley will be taken to Ingold Chapel, Fontana, Fontana, Calif., where services will be held.  Inquiries may be made at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 8 Dec 1971

Mrs. Hannah DALEY - 114 Espanola, Parchment, passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 1975.  Mrs. Daley was born in Dwight, Illinois April 12, 1904, the daughter of Theodore and Ellen Wolcott and lived in Kalamazoo most of her life.  She was a member of St. Ambrose Church.  Was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1962.  She is survived by two sons, William J. of Detroit, and John E. of Kalamazoo, two brothers, Theodore and Charles both of Joliet, a sister, Edna Wolcott of Chicago;  six grandchildren.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited Monday evening at 8.   Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church Tuesday morning at 11.  Interment  Mount  Olivet Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Midwest Oncology Center.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat Dec 20, 1975

Dr. Clarence P. DAME - 3640 Lancaster Dr., passed away Oct. 22, 1976, at his residence.  Dr. Dame was born Oct. 18, 1885, in the Netherlands and had resided in Kalamazoo since 1962.  He was a member of the Second Reformed Church and wa a visiting pastor for the First Reformed Church.  His wife, Anna, passed away in 1967.  Surviving are one son, Paul W. of Kalamazoo;  3 daughters, Mrs. Nelson (Trudy) Schrier of Mattawan,   Mrs. Russell (Ruth) Hage of Muskegon and Mrs. Jack (Marian) Hoekstra of Kalamazoo;  10 grandchildren;  7 great-grandchildren;  one sister, Mrs. Richard Karsten of Oak Park, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard Dame of Berwyn, Ill.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, Saturday from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 3 o’clock at the First Reformed Church, with Rev. Russell Vande Bunte and Rev. Jay Weener officiating.   Friends may make memorial contributions to the First and Second Reformed Churches.  Addtl info:  A graduate of Hope College, Dr. Dame received his training from the Western Theological Seminary before becoming an ordained minister in 1916.  He served as minister in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Allegan.  Dr. Dame had written a Sunday School column for the Holland Evening Sentinel and contributed articles and editorials for the Church Herald, a Reformed Church Denominational weekly magazine. He was also author of the book “The Fathers of the Bible.”  Dr. Dame was a member of the board of the Home of the Aged, the Geneva Club at Western Michigan University and had served as associate pastor of the Kalamazoo State Hopsital. He was also a member of the Kalamazoo Ministerial Alliance and the Kalamazoo County Council of Churches.  He had served on the board of trustees at Hope College, where he received an honorary degree of doctor of divinity.  He was also past president of the board of trustees of the Western Theological Seminary, a member of the Board of Domestic Missions of the Reformed Church and, in 1942, was elected vice president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church, the highest judiciary board of the church.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri & Sat. Oct 22 and 23, 1976

Mrs. Anna DANHOF - 1825 Oakland Drive, passed away Sunday morning, March 28 1971.   Mrs. Danhof was born June 4, 1883 in Wildervank, the Netherlands, the daughter of Ralph and Jantina Brower and had been a resident here since 1918.  Before coming to Kalamazoo she lived in Chicago and was a teacher in the Englewood Christian School.  She was a member of the Alamo Ave. Christian Reformed Church.  She was the widow of Rev. Henry Danhof, who was a pastor of the former Protesting First Christian Reformed Church for many years;  Rev. Danhof passed away in 1952, and also a son, Ralph H. Danhof, passed away in 1942.  Surviving are:  one son and three daughters, Dr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Danhof of Bethesda, Md.,  Mr. and Mrs. Dick (Jean) Durian of Kalamazoo, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon (Theresa) Jackson, Albuquerque, New Mexico,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Helen) DeYoung with whom she made her home, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ralph (Alice) Danhof of Dayton, Ohio;  nine grandchildren,  Mrs. Sharon D’Atri,  Mrs. Constance Baker, Mrs. Pam Benitez,  Miss Leslie Augistine,  Miss Debbie Danhof,  Miss Elizabeth Ann Scott, Donald DeYoung,  Robert DeYoung and Janice DeYoung; three great-grandchildren,  Teddy, Kristin and Ellen D’Atri;  a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lena Van Stedum of Cicero, Illinois;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Richard VandeKieft and Rev. Henry VanderKam officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Christian School Realty Association.  Friends may meet the family at the chapel Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 o’clock.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 29 Mar 1971

Mr. William DANIEL -  1409 Sherwood, passed away Saturday morning, November 6, 1976 at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Daniel was born in Oneida, Arkansas, November 20, 1935, the son of E. I. and Alberta Daniel and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 22 years.  He was employed by the John Lewis Trucking Company and was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church where he was the director of the male choir.  He was a member of the singing group, the Gospel Tornadoes.  Surviving are wife, Irma; one son, Alpha;  one brother, George Daniel of Arkansas,  Mrs. Sarah Spencer of Kalamazoo;  and a host of other relatives and friends.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Galilee Baptist Church, Rev. Mabry Gardner officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after 1 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas Avenue.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 8 Nov. 1976

Miss Cora DARLING - Rte 2, Vicksburg, passed away Wednesday morning, June 28, 1972, at Franklin Community Hospital.  She was born May 4, 1887, in Mendon Twp. and had resided in this area all of her life.  She was the daughter of Richard and Olive McClish Darling.  Surviving are:  one brother, Ezra.  Friends will be received at the Critz-Redmond Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday at 2, Rev. Robert Carson officiating.  Burial in Dutton Cemetery, St. Joseph County.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 28 Jun 1972

Constance DANIELS - Dies in Florida,  Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Constance Cartland Daniels, 49, formerly of Kalamazoo, in Seminole, Florida.  Mrs. Daniels, wife of Leonard Daniels, died suddenly Saturday (14 Feb 1976) in a hospital in the Seminole area.  Survivors, besides her husband, include their son, Kim, 17, and daughter, Christy, 12.  She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cartland, of 1416 Ferndale.  Funeral arrangements were to be announced later.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 17 Feb. 1976

Miss Anna G. W. DANIELS - San-Benito, Texas, Formerly of 118 Hielman Ct., Kalamazoo, passed away Friday (11 June 1971) in San-Benito.  She was born January 14, 1887 in Nymegen, Netherlands, daughter of John and Christina J. Van Ewyk Daniels and came to Kalamazoo in 1916.  Was employed with the Upjohn Company for 30 years until her retirement in 1949.  Surviving are one nephew and niece, John and Betty Ruitgart and two grandnieces, Anne Harriet and Deborah Jane Ruitgart of San Benito, Texas.  Graveside services will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 10 o’clock Monday morning, Rev. Father Michael Boltz of St. Joseph Church officiating.  Inquiries may be made at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat June 12, 1971

Jean Smith (Mrs. Delbert) DASKAL - Ex-Resident Dies in New Jersey - Word has been received here of the death of a former Kalamazoo resident, Mrs. Jean Smith Daskas, 54, in Morristown, N.J., May 4, (1976).  Mrs. Daskal was a 1943 graduate of Western Michigan University and received her master’s degree there in 1960.  A member of the American Association of University Women, Mrs. Daskal taught in Otsego for two years.  She is survived by her husband, Delbert of Parsippany, N.J., two daughters, Mrs. Roy Smith, of Hopatcong, N.J. and Joan Daskal of Parsippany, her mother, Mrs. Mildred Smith of Kalamazoo, a brother, William T. Smith, of Ft. Worth, Tex., and a grandchild.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 15 May 1976

Mr. Forrest W. (Bud) DARROW - 11310 Valley Dr., Galesburg, age 64, passed away Thursday (9 Dec 1976) morning at Leila Hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 5.  He was born in Allegan, Dec. 5, 1912 and had lived in the Galesburg area most of his life.  He had been employed at Meijer Thrifty Acres in the Coach Light Barber Lounge, retiring in 1974.  He and the former Neta Adams, were married Aug. 6, 1932, in Goshen, Ind.  He was a member of the Galesburg United Methodist Church, Galesburg Lions Club and the Board of Directors of the Galesburg Historical Museum.  He is survived by his wife, Neta;  2 daughters, Mrs. Craig (Darlene) Smith of Roscommon,  Mrs. Lorence (Samme) Bailey of Galesburg;  one son, William F. Darrell (sic) of Portage;  one sister, Mrs. John F. (Ruth) Smith of California;  9 grandchildren.  Friends are being received at the Hoag-Switzer Funeral Home after 7 this evening, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., with Rev. C. Jack Scott, of the Galesburg United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg.  The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 this evening and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30.  Those who wish may make contributions to the Galesburg United Methodist church and the Galesburg Historical Museum, envelopes available at the funeral home.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 9 Dec 1976

Mr. Elmer A. DANIELS - 10661 East HJ Ave., Galesburg, Formerly 932 Hazard Ave., Kalamazoo, passed away suddenly Tuesday (25 Jan 1977) afternoon at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Daniels was born Dec. 18, 1886, in Marcellus, and had lived in Kalamazoo for 85 years, prior to moving to Galesburg 3 years ago.  Life member of Fidelity Lodge No. 513 F & AM, and was past president and active member of the Garment Workers Local.  Preceded in death by his wife, Laura in 1973.  Surviving are 6 children, Russell Daniels of Park Forest, Ill.,  Stanley Daniels of Naperville, Ill.,  Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Reid of Holland, Mich.,  Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) Walker of Lake Jackson, Texas,  Robert Daniels of Scottsdale, Ariz.,  Mrs. Charles (Mary) Shaw of Galesburg;  18 grandchildren;  16 great-grandchildren.   Friends may call this evening after 7 p.m. at the Hoag-Switzer Funeral Home, Galesburg, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Chris Noffke, of Galesburg Congregational Church, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Senior Citizens Fund, envelopes available at the funeral home. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 26 Jan 1977

Matthew J. DAUPHINAIS - Formerly of 2540 Roosevelt, Cooper Township, age 81, passed away Friday evening, December 24, 1976 at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Dauphinais was born September 21, 1895 at Russ City, Minnesota.  He has been a resident of the Kalamazoo area since 1955.  He married the former Gladys Clarisse Couture, in 1925.  She preceeded in death in 1942.  He retired in 1965 from the City of Parchment Department of Parks and Recreation.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Eagles and had attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church.  He is survived by four sons, David of Ft. Smith, Ark.;  Richard of Westland, Mi.;  Charles of Taylor, Mi.; and Eugene of Parchment;  two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Genevieve) Dugan of Cooper and Mrs. Charles (Agnes) Hendershot of Williamston, Mi.; one sister, Mrs. Viola Dauphinais of Minneapolis, Minn.;  26 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Parchment Funeral Home, 2300 East G. Ave. where the Rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m.  Mass of the resurection will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Tuesday morning at 10. Father John Gathwohl officiating.  Interment, East Cooper Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 27 Dec 1976

Mr. Chester M. Corder - Library Park Hotel, passed away Wednesday (27 Sep 1972) afternoon at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Corder was born Sept. 23, 1901, in Waverly, Ky., the son of Edward and Anna Hancock Corder, been a resident of Kalamazoo since 1919. Employed as a hotel worker all of his life.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ben (Ethel) Scymkowski of Kalamazoo; 2 nieces.  Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel.  Funeral services and interment will be held Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, Friday morning at 11.  Pastor Allen Hellwege officiating.  The family suggests memorials to the Cancer Society.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 28 Sep 1972  (Submitted by a volunteer, not family member)

Mrs. Isabel Winburn Burkley, 65, formerly of Kalamazoo, died Tuesday at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.  Mrs. Burkley was the wife of Vice Adm. George Burkley, U.S. Navy (ret.), of Blairsville, Pa. who was the personal physician to Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.  Born Sept. 6, 1907 in Kalamazoo, she moved to Erie, Pa. with her family.  Her mother resides there.  Mrs. Burkley married in Erie in 1933 then moved to Pittsburgh where she and her husband resided until World War II.  A graduate of Vassar, she was the treasurer of the Navy Relief Fund of Washington, D.C.  Four children survive.  Funeral services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Ft. Myer Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery.  Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 21 Sep 1972

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