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Mrs. Violet Ann Wolf 
Mrs. Violet Ann Wolf, 96, formerly of Sparr (Gaylord), died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Hillman Nursing Center. Mrs. Wolf was born in Courtland, Ontario, Canada on October 15, 1904, and moved to Sparr (Gaylord) in the spring of 1923 from Canada. On December 3, 1923, at the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord, she married William Wolf, Sr. Mrs. Wolf and her husband had owned the General Store in Sparr from 1925 until 1941. They had also owned a potato warehouse. Mrs. Wolf was a 35-year member of the Rebekah Lodge, O.E.S. Mrs. Wolf was preceded in death by her husband William Sr. on June 30, 1981. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons; William Jr. on September 5, 1984, and Lloyd on November 2, 1992; and 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Thomas of Alpena; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers; 4 sisters; and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at 11:00 AM from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, Rev. John Naile, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Louise E. Estlund 
Mrs. Louise E. Estlund, 73 of Gaylord died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Estlund was born in Marathon, Wisconsin on February 3, 1927, and moved to Gaylord in 1985 from Livonia. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Estlund was a Home Economics teacher for 15 years at Southfield - Lathrup High School. She was a volunteer for RSVP. Mrs. Estlund is survived by her husband of 53 years, Douglas; her son Christopher (Linda) of Zion, Illinois; 2 grandsons, David & Michael; 1 brother, Harris (Mildred) Kuklinski of Appleton, WI; 1 sister, Viola (Merlin) of Fries Fremont, WI and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Dr. Ronald W. Kelly, DO 
Dr. Ronald W. Kelley, DO, 55, of Gaylord died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at his home. Dr. Kelley was born in Flint on February 25, 1945, the son of William and Beulah Kelley. He was a 1963 graduate of St. John Vianney High School and a 1967 graduate of the University of Michigan. He received a Maters Degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University and went on to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kelley devoted his life to his practice in Gaylord for 25 years. He was a caring wonderful physician. Dr. Kelley is survived by his children: Mary "Molly" currently attending CMU in Mt. Pleasant; Cynthia Kelley - Jett (Charles) of Cheboygan currently attending NCMC in Petoskey; William of Cheboygan pursuing a technical degree, and 1 grandson, Alexander William Jett. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Mary Kelley, of Cheboygan; his mother, Beulah Kelley of Flint; 1 brother, Richard (Pat) of Castle Rock, WA; 3 sisters, Judy (John) Cragg of Flint, Sharon (Jaime) Irving - Infuentes of Fairfax, VA, Patti (Dan) Duby of Fenton, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William M. Kelley, in 1987. MEMORIAL SERVICES were held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald Kelley Memorial Fund, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Joy Dee Mankowski 
Mrs. Joy Dee Mankowski, 56 of Gaylord died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Mankowski was born in Almont, Michigan on June 9, 1944, and moved to Gaylord in 1951 from Oden. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ralph Sr.; her children, Ralph Jr. (Trina) Mankowski of Gaylord, Sheyanne (Greg) Palmer of California, Fawn (Jody) Black of Vienna, MI, Kevin Mankowski of Gaylord, Cashena (Eric) House of Elmira, Brent (Deaneen) Mankowski of Gaylord, Kayne (Heather) Mankowski of Gaylord, Chantell Mankowski of Gaylord, Leon Mankowski of Gaylord; and 13 grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Verta Sutherland of Wisconsin; 2 brothers, Jerry Sutherland of Wisconsin and Cash (Amy) Sutherland of Gaylord; 1 sister, Frieda (Jim) Dowker of Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Cash Sutherland. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 11:00 AM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Pastor David Hugger, officiating. 

Raymond J. Winter 
Raymone J. Winter, age 73 of Gaylord died Monday, January 15, 2001, at his home. Mr. Winter was born on January 7, 1928, in Detroit, MI. In 1961 he retired from the Udylite Corporation as an automation engineer. Upon his retirement he moved to his farm in Gaylord. He has been farming in Gaylord for 39 years. He married the former Theresa Matusik on Jan.26, 1952, in Richmond, Michigan. They would have been married 49 years. He was a member of the Parks and Recreation Board, the County Board of Commissioners, the Otsego County Ambulance Corp., the Soil Conservation Board, RC&D, and St. Mary's Cathedral Parish where he was an usher. Mr. Winter is survived by his wife Theresa, 2 nephews, Eric (Rosanna) of Texas and Gary (Barb) of Wyoming; 1 niece, Valerie (Will) of Wyoming; 2 great-nephews, Wilmer and Troy; and a sister-in-law Virginia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Elizabeth, on April 3, 1971, and his brother, Norbert on April 26, 1999. FUNERAL SERVICES were Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral, Fr. John McCracken officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary School, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Wondell G. Smith 
Mr. Wondell G. Smith, 82 of Gaylord died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at his home. Mr. Smith was born in Prichard, West Virginia on November 9, 1918, and moved to Michaywe' in 1975 from Romulus. He had served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of AmVets. Mr. Smith enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen; 2 children, Charlotte (Bruce) Osborne of Canton and James Smith of Las Vegas, NV; 2 grandchildren, Shelly and Bruce Jr.; 5 great-grandchildren, Mark, Zachary, Jacob, Brianna, and Delaney; and 2 sisters, Geraldine Mallory of Livonia and Ouida Pontak of Southfield. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at 11:00 AM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Pastor Lou DiFilippantonio, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Johannesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Rosella Lee 
Mrs. Rosella Lee, 88, of Gaylord peacefully passed away, Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Tendercare. Mrs. Lee was born on Beaver Island, Michigan on November 28, 1912 and moved to Gaylord in 1940 from Boyne City. She retired from Standard Products after 30+ years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish and St. Mary Altar Rosary Society. Mrs. Lee is survived by 2 children; Louanne (Larry) Burd of Harrison and Robert (Loretta) Lee of Gaylord; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rayne and 2 sons, Richard Grant and Bruce Eugene. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Saturday, January 13, 2001, at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, Rev. Garth Hilmer officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee family, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. William Lee Secord 
Mr. William Lee Secord, 74 of Wolverine, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Mr. Secord was born in Flint on June 24, 1926, and grew up in Wolverine. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as Military Police in the South Philippines. After serving in the Army he moved from Wolverine to Southern Michigan. He was the owner of Lee Secord Heating & Cooling in Ann Arbor for 25 years. In 1987 he moved back to the Wolverine area. He took great pleasure in participating at the Senior Center in Wolverine. Mr. Secord is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine (Spencley) of Wolverine; 6 children, William Daniel Secord of Ypsilanti, Karen (Mike) Cooch of Ft. Myers, FL, Diane (Dan) Hamsher of Wolverine, Henry Lee Secord of Detroit, Teresa (Clyde) West of Taylor, Lisa (Tony) Secord - Gay of Dexter; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He is also survived by 4 brothers, R.E. Secord of California, Dale Secord of Gladwin, Donald Secord of Flint, Eldon Secord of Wolverine; 4 sisters, Lorna Leslie of Charlevoix, Frieda Strow of Cheboygan, Joyce Mulville of Florida, Elda Lou Newkirk of Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Norvin Secord and his sister Weltha Jankoviak. MEMORIAL SERVICES were held Saturday, January 13, 2001, at 11:00 AM from the Wolverine Congregational United Church of Christ, Rev. LeRoy Sutfin, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolverine Congregational Church or to the Wolverine Senior Center, through the Nelson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Helen M. Riegle 
Mrs. Helen M. Riegle, 92, of Gaylord died Saturday, January 6, 2001. Mrs. Riegle was preceded in death by her husband Charles Riegle in 1981. She is survived by her son Tom (Robyn) Riegle and two grandchildren: Jason and Julie Riegle. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the American Lung Association through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Ruth West 
Mrs. Ruth West, 82, of Gaylord died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Mrs. West was born September 16, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a long time resident of Gaylord and a member of St. Mary Cathedral. She is survived by one sister, Martha Mittell of Clarkston, Michigan; one brother, Art (Madeline) Doyle of Ontario, Canada; step-children Bud (Linda) West of Creswell, Oregon and Sharon (Herb) Chelner of Chatsworth, California; and 3 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Henry Domber in 1961, and her second husband Howard West in 1986. Visitation was Monday 3-8 pm at the Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord, MI. Committal prayers were Tuesday 1:00 pm at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. 

Mr. Heinz R. Lackenbucher 
Mr. Heinz R. Lackenbucher, 60, of Gaylord died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at his home. Mr. Lackenbucher was born in Vienna, Austria on August 12, 1940, and moved to Gaylord in 1984 from Arhus, Denmark. On July 31, 1967, in Gaylord he married the former Sandra Galbraith, who survives. Also surviving are his children Edgar and Christopher of Gaylord; 1 sister Lorli Andersen of Denmark; 2 nieces Ragnhild Eriksen of Denmark and Solvej Andersen of Denmark. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Saturday, January 6, 2001, at 9:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, Rev. John McCracken, officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Vanderbilt. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or to the Animal Tracks Building Fund through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Oralee M. Black 
Mrs. Oralee M. Black 66, of Vanderbilt died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Boyne Falls on March 16, 1934, and had lived most of her life in the Vanderbilt area. She loved taking care of her grandchildren and enjoyed bowling, crocheting and bingo. For many years she was a seamstress. In addition, she and her husband, Leroy, owned and operated Black's Gas Station. Mrs. Black is survived by her husband, Leroy; her children, Kenneth of Vanderbilt, Gayle (Dave Embree) Black of Vanderbilt, Lorena (Timothy) Lewis of Alpena, Don (Randi) of Vanderbilt; 4 grandchildren, DeVonna (Ernie) Lancaster, Nathan Embree, Haley Lewis and Logan Black; 4 brothers, Edward (Donna) Lick, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, Raymond (Sandra) Lick of Vanderbilt, Virgil (Beverly) Lick of Vanderbilt, Lindy (Dora, deceased) Lick of Fort Gay, West Virginia. She is also survived by 1 sister, Marj (Bill, deceased) Cunningham of Homosassa, FL; 1 aunt, Helen Lyons of Boyne Falls; 1 uncle, Karl "Cub" (Betty) Howard of Gaylord; many nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Ed Lick, Sr. & Beulah (Howard) Lick. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Saturday, January 6, 2001, at 2:00 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Pastor Dave Hugger, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Vanderbilt. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Bertha Smith 
Mrs. Bertha Smith, 79 of Gaylord died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Crystal Manor in Grand Rapids. Mrs. Smith was born on August 25, 1921, in Gaylord and has been a life long resident. She attended St. Mary's School where she graduated. She married Alden Smith on Sept. 9, 1950. He had been the Bagley Twp. Clerk and she succeeded him for a short time. They together ran the Geigler Resort for many years. She was a mother, wife and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and fishing. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Alden "AL" on March 23, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Sophia Borowiak, and brothers and sisters Edwin, Theodore, Judy and Louise. She is survived by 2 daughters, Susan (Michael) Long of Saline and Sally Smith (Jon Korb) of Cedar Springs; 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Lauren, Bill, Casey, and Kevin; 1 sister, Regina Milmine of Gaylord; and 1 brother, Alfred Borowiak of Gaylord. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Thursday, January 4, 2001, at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, Rev. Garth Hilmer, officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Vanderbilt. 

Mrs. Lois M. Alford 
Mrs. Lois M. Alford, 82 of Gaylord died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at McReynolds Hall. Mrs. Alford was born in Muncie, Indiana on December 14, 1918, and moved to Gaylord in 1975 from Dearborn Heights. She was a member of the Chrysanthemum Chapter #114 Order of the Eastern Star in Gaylord. On March 23, 1938 in Detroit, she married J. Edward "Ted" Alford, who survives. The couple was married 62 years. Also surviving is 1 son, Edward M. "Ted" (Patsy) Alford of Dixon Lake; 3 grandchildren, Deborah Ann (Chris) Carey of Negaunee, Scott Edward (Sue) Alford of Hutchinson, MN, and Lt. Reginald Kai (Kathryn) Mason of Yokosuka, Japan; 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Amanda, and Evan, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Alford will be interred in Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Alford, may be made to McReynolds Hall or to the Gaylord Chapter of the Eastern Star. The Alford family would like to extend their deepest appreciation for the loving care given by the staffs of McReynolds Hall, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Munson Health Care and Shared Care. 

Mr. Casimer P. Jaroniewski 
Mr. Casimer P. Jaroniewski, 77 of Elmira died Monday, December 25, 2000, at Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix, MI. Casimer was born February 27, 1923, in Warner Township, the son of Thomas and Pearl (Kucharek) Jaroniewski. He married the former Elaine Blough. She preceded him in death on Dec 26, 1995. He worked for Buick in Flint for 29 years as an electric crane operator. He is survived by 3 sons: Casimer "Bud" (Diane) of Elmira, Joseph (Carol) of Millington, Michael (Sheila) of Grayling; 4 daughters: Arlene (Jim) Roberts of Florida, Gail Jaroniewski of Florida, Karen (Ken) Pigott of Fenton, Christine (Joe) Koos of Mt. Morris; 14 grandchildren: Sonya, Jerame, Dawn, Brian, Randy, Joshua, Jessica, Joseph, Tiffany, Vanessa, Ashley, Kenny, Autumn and Dale; 2 great-grandchildren: Zachary and Jenna; 1 brother: Donald (Delores) of Spruce; 2 sisters: Veronica (Eugene) Dameral of Boyne City, Monica (Stanley) Cherry of Hubbard Lake; 3 sisters-in-law: Marion Jaroniewski of Shelby Twp., Rosie"Tillie" Jaroneski of Elmira, Helen Jaroniewski of Warren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers: John Jaroniewski, Michael Jaroniewski, Leo Jaroneski, Vincent Jaroneski and 2 sisters: Stella Jaroniewski and Regina Nowak. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Friday, December 29, 2000, at 11:00 AM from St. Thomas Church in Elmira, Rev. Richard Hannon, officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in Elmira. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Miss Lorraine Marie Bush 
Miss Lorraine Marie Bush, 75 of Johannesburg died Monday, December 25, 2000, at Tendercare. Lorraine was born in Detroit on December 10, 1925, the daughter of John M. Bush and Casimira A. (Tabaczynski) Bush. She began vacationing in Johannesburg in the 1940's and moved to the area permanently 2 years ago, from Detroit. She was a retired American Motors employee. Miss Bush was a member of St. Francis of Assisi in Detroit and St. Francis of Assisi in Lewiston. She loved dancing and hunting. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jack. She is survived by 8 nieces and nephews: John & Peggy Bush of Gaylord, Joseph & Jeanne Bush of Gaylord, Jacqueline & Ron Keyser of Johannesburg, James & Patrice Bush of East Tawas; 10 loving great-nieces and nephews: Brad, Dana, Eric, Bennie, Nicki, Cassie, Brittany, Joseph, Theresa and Billy. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Thursday, December 28, 2000, at 11:00 AM from St. Francis Church in Lewiston, Father Gregory Kurtz, officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Straits, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. John C. Strzynski 
Mr. John C. Strzynski, 90 of Gaylord died Friday, December 22, 2000, at his home. Mr. Strzynski was born in Gaylord on December 22, 1910, and had been a life long resident of the Gaylord area. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish and a lifetime member of the F.O.E. #1825. Mr. Strzynski had retired from Standard Products. On April 26, 1941 in Gaylord he married the former Rose Czarkowski. She preceded him in death on May 10, 1991. He is survived by 4 children: Pat (Ken) Kierczynski of Gaylord, Jenny (Steve) O'Rourke of Gaylord, RoseMarie Bailey of St. Augustine, FL, Bob (Jean) Strzynski of Mt. Pleasant, SC; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Carrie Terry of Gaylord and Julia Cherwinski of Vanderbilt. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, Rev. John McCracken, officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Vanderbilt. 

Mrs. Linda Sue Cherwinski 
Linda Sue Cherwinski, Age 47 of Gaylord died Wednesday December 20, 2000, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Mrs. Cherwinski was born on December 19, 1953, in Flint, MI., and moved to Gaylord in 1966. She was a member of the Eastern Star and she enjoyed music, singing, dancing, writing poetry, and also loved all of God’s creatures, great and small. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Edmund, of Gaylord; one son, Nathan (Amanda) Cherwinski, of Elmira; and one grandson, Blaze Cherwinski. Also surviving is one brother, Frederick (Judy) Cregar of Fenton; 2 sisters: Faith (Al) Gerard of Mt. Morris, Christina Travis of West Palm Beach Florida; and an aunt, Mary Mulkey of Flint. MEMORIAL SERVICES were held on Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 11:00 AM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Pastor. David Hugger officiating. Memorials appreciated to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, the World Wildlife Foundation or to the family, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 
 

Mr. O. Clifton "Cliff" House 
Mr. O. Clifton “Cliff” House, 87, of Gaylord died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Mr. House spent his entire life in Gaylord and wintered many years in Arizona after retirement. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and square dancing. Mr. House was preceded in death by three brothers: Fred House, Ira House, Richard House, two sisters: Nora Clark, Dorothy Slater, and one great grandson, Kurt Prusakiewicz. Mr. House is survived by his wife Macelle of Gaylord, one daughter, Marjorie (Redford) Sanders of Gaylord, one son, Eugene (Mary) House of Gaylord, six grandchildren: Susan Nussbaum, Terri Sorenson, Sandra Prusakiewicz, Jeffrey House, Victoria Prusakiewicz, Christina McDonald, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, George House of Florida, one sister-in-law, Orma Clark of St. Ignace, MI, and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Monday, March 19, 2001, at 1:00 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Rev. John Naile officiating. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 3 to 8 PM and on Monday from noon until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or to the First United Methodist Church, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Helen M. Hergenroeder 
Mrs. Helen M. Hergenroeder, 78 of Gaylord died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Hergenroeder was born in Kalamazoo on January 19, 1923. She had lived in San Diego for several years working as a house painter and interior decorator. She later went to work for Southern California Edison and retired from the company. In 1986, after retirement, she returned to Vanderbilt. Mrs. Hergenroeder then moved to Ohio and returned to Gaylord 2 years ago. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, crossword puzzles, crocheting and weaving. Mrs. Hergenroeder is survived by her husband John "Fred", her daughter Kay (Walter) Michaels of Ohio, two grandsons: Patrick (Joanna) Kinshofer of California and Gary (Anne Marie) Kinshofer of Ohio, and two great-grandchildren: Audrey and George Kinshofer. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 11:00 AM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Rev. John Naile officiating. Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be on Tuesday from 6-9 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hergenroeder family, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Ann C. White 
Mrs. Ann C, White, 43 of Vanderbilt died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at her home. Mrs. White was born in Detroit on July 16, 1957, and moved to Vanderbilt in 1995 from St. Clair Shores. Mrs. White is survived by her husband of 15 years, Robert White, two children: R.J. and Katie White, her mother Katherine Huybrechts of Clearwater, FL, two sisters: Andrea (Jeff) Charon of Fraser and Sue Ross of Grand Rapids, two brothers: Tom (Debbie) Huybrechts of Sterling Heights and Bob Huybrechts of Harrison Township. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Barbara White of Sterling Heights, and two sisters-in-law: Michele (Dennis) Miller of Sterling Heights and Sharon (Jim) Miller - Gooch of East Pointe, and numerous nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2001, at 1:00 PM from Northern Lights Christian Fellowship in Vanderbilt, Pastor Dave Hugger officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White family through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Gloria J. Damp 
Gloria J. Damp, 81, of Gaylord died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Damp was born March 11, 1919, in Detroit and moved to Gaylord in 1980 from Trenton. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, the Gaylord Lioness Club, Otsego Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and past member of the Chrysanthemum Chapter #114 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed all crafts and reading. Mrs. Damp is survived by her children: Judith (Ralph) Hella of Gaylord, David (Susan) Damp of Macomb Township, 10 grandchildren: Edgar (Corrine) Damp, David Waldecker, Jennifer Damp, Eric Damp, Heidi (Michael) Willison, David (Lori) Hella, Timothy Hella, Michael, Mark and Lisa Stuart, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1995 and her daughter Cheryl Stuart in 1982. She was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Harry Ackley, and 2 sisters Shirley Strock and Mona Bowen. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Monday, March 12, 2001, at 10:00 AM, from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Rev. Gerald Rehagen, officiating. Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be on Sunday from 1-9 PM and on Monday at the church beginning at 9:00 AM. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Building Fund, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Evelyn L. Eastwood 
Mrs. Evelyn L. Eastwood, 89 of Lewiston, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Mrs. Eastwood was born in Detroit on June 4, 1911, and moved to Lewiston in 1946. Mrs. Eastwood was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 1983. She is survived by two sons: Charles H. of San Francisco and Gary F. (Pam) of Howell, 5 grandchildren: Brenda Eastwood of Vancouver, Washington, Ruth (Ed) Muir of Hartland, MI, Randy Brayman of Howell, Ed (Julie) Eastwood of Hartland, Candy (Bret) VanRensselaer of Alcova, Wyoming, 4 great-grandchildren: Courtni Eastwood, Gabbrelle Muir, Gary "Bugsy" Eastwood, and Maddison Muir. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 11:00 AM from the Lewiston Congregational United Church of Christ, Rev. Karen Schulte, officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2-8 PM at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord and on Wednesday at the church beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Albert Twp. Cemetery in Lewiston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewiston Congregational United Church of Christ Building Fund, or to the Lewiston Historical Museum, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Estelle M. Donovan 
Mrs. Estelle M. Donovan, 92 of Gaylord went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Mrs. Donovan was born March 10, 1908, in Detroit and moved to Gaylord in 1978 from Troy. Mrs. Donovan was a very caring and uplifting person. She was an active volunteer with RSVP, and also volunteered her time at South Maple School for 18 years, tutoring children and working in the library. She loved music, the piano, the organ and formerly sang with her sister. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and making dolls and doll clothes. She attended the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church. Mrs. Donovan is survived by her children: Nancy (Donald) DeMara of Gaylord, James (Holly) Donovan of Gaylord, 8 grandchildren: David DeMara, Donna Miller, Dennis DeMara, Wally Donovan, Dawn Caudy, Brian Donovan, Leah and Jamie. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel in 1971 and her son Daniel in 1992. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, at 4:30 PM from the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church, Rev. Joseph Sereno, officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday beginning at 3:30 PM. Burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home. 
 

Mr. Jack Lee Roy Goodenow 
Mr. Jack Lee Roy Goodenow, 79 of Gaylord died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Goodenow was born July 29, 1921 in Owosso. In 1982 he moved to Lewiston from Saginaw and later moved to Gaylord in 1992. Mr. Goodenow had been a teacher in the Saginaw School system for 29 years. He had coached football, basketball and baseball. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. Mr. Goodenow was a member of the Lewiston VFW. Mr. Goodenow is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie; two children: Vaughn (Bonnie) Goodenow of Gaylord and Sarah (Robert) Pierson of Williamsburg; two grandchildren: Gretchen & Garth Goodenow of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home, in Gaylord, Pastor Robert Butler, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or to the American Heart Association, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Richard H. Martin 
Richard H. Martin, age 73 of Gaylord and formerly of Johannesburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Richard was born March 16, 1928, to Mary and John Martin in Portland, Oregon. He had lived in Chicago for 35 years and was employed with the Southland Corporation (including the 7-Eleven stores). After his second heart attack, the company retired him. He then underwent two open heart surgeries and a spinal surgery that was unsuccessful. Since that time his health began to deteriorate. Dick loved people and was in his glory when he played the guitar and sang for people. He loved boating, fishing and golfing and now in his "rusty" years he enjoyed playing pool. Richard is survived by his wife of 13 years, Florence; one son, Richard Jr. of Mt. Clemens; step daughter, Kathleen (Gary) Potter of White Lake; step - daughter, Nancy Waddington of North Carolina; step-son, Richard Baker of Everett; seven grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2001, at 11:00 AM from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston, Pastor Robert Butler officiating. Burial will be in Albert Township Cemetery in Lewiston. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Building Fund, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Miss Emily Ann Monusko 
Miss Emily Ann Monusko, age 5 of Gaylord died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Mott Childrens Hospital in Ann Arbor. Emily was born at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey on June 29, 1995. Emily adored all of her family and friends and was loved by all who knew her. Her charming ways, wonderful sense of humor, sparkling green eyes and infectious smile, as well as her deep love for all of God's creatures, will be held in the hearts of many. Emily had a wisdom that extended well beyond her young years and was an inspiration of love and kindness to all. At this moment, "Precious Angel Emily" is caring for all of God's furry friends as was her dream, while shining her endless love down on us from heaven. She is survived by her parents: Mark and Lorie (Dolan) Monusko; her big sister: Hillary; maternal grandmother: Annette Dolan of Gaylord, paternal grandparents: Kazmir and Loretta Monusko of Gaylord; Godparents: Sandra Eppler - Arnold of Jackson and David Monusko of Gaylord; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Edward Dolan and her cousin Travis Monusko. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 10:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, in Gaylord, Rev. John McCracken officiating. Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, will be on Thursday from 1-8 PM and on Friday at the church beginning at 9 AM. A rosary will be offered Thursday evening at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Neurology Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota or to the Emily Ann Monusko North Ohio Elementary School Book Fund, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Shirley Gray 
Mrs. Shirley Gray, 86 of Gaylord and formerly of Rochester, died Monday, May 28, 2001. Born December 5, 1914 in Utica, she is survived by two sons: Richard (Trudy) and William; a daughter: Mary (Ken) Beattie; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Roger Woodcum 
Mr. Roger Woodcum, age 71, of Gaylord died Monday, May 7, 2001 at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Mr. Woodcum was born on Feb. 18, 1930 in Pontiac, MI., and lived in Clarkston until 1968 when he moved to Lewiston. Mr. Woodcum loved paratrooping, and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his high school years at Clarkston, he earned the title of Silver Gloves Boxing Champion, and still to this date holds the record for the fastest knock-out. While living in Lewiston, he owned and operated Woodcum Well Drilling for 30 years. He is a member of the Gaylord FOE # 1825, and the Mackinaw City American Legion. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; his children, Suzette (Fred) Bradley of Clarkston, Leanne Woodcum of Ortonville, Brad (Joni) Woodcum of Waterford; step-children, Lynda Johnson of Grand Blanc, Wayne Layman of Mancelona, and Dwight Layman of Ft. Myers Florida. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob, Francis, and Dick Woodcum; and one sister, Juliette McCarty. MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 2:00 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home, Fr. Garth Hilmer officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials appreciated to the Make A Wish Foundation through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Emil W. Uutinen 
Mr. Emil W. Uutinen, 82 of Gaylord died Friday, May 4, 2001 at McReynolds Hall. Mr. Uutinen was born October 11, 1918 in Mass City, MI and moved to Gaylord in Sept of 1979 from Detroit. Mr. Uutinen was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He worked for the Detroit Water Department for 28 years as a principal construction inspector. Mr. Uutinen was an active member of the Gaylord chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Uutinen was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenore Wayne Uutinen. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He is survived by: his wife, Lillian Uutinen; two sons, Keith (Andrea) Uutinen of Redford and David (Vicki) Uutinen of Commerce; two step-children, Bruce (Terrie) of Redford and Lynne (Edward) Gynac of South Lyon; five grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Keen of Redford, Eric (Lynne) Uutinen of Redford, Nels Uutinen of Commerce, Erin Wallace of Westland, and Bradley Wallace of Westland; three great-grandchildren, Travis Keen, Emily Uutinen and Gunnar Uutinen; two brothers, George Matson of Marquette and Roy Matson of Marquette; two sisters, Eleanor Nummela of Farmington Hills and Aileen Kaspala of Gaylord; and former daughter-in-law Linda Silvi of Westland. MEMORIAL SERVICES were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 12:30 PM from the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church, Rev. James Mathis, officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 12 Noon at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or to the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Alex Boychuk 
Mr. Alex Boychuk, 82 of Gaylord, died Thursday, May 3, 2001 at his home. Mr. Boychuk was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 17, 1918 and moved to the Gaylord area in 1977 from Ferndale. He was a member and former Commander of the Gaylord VFW and DAV. Mr. Boychuk is survived by: his wife, Joanna; three children, Alex Daniel (Patricia) Boychuk of Sterling Heights, Ronald (Karen) Boychuk of Algonac, Joann (Michael) Mango of Salem Township; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Richard in 1995 and two sisters. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Sunday at 7PM from the Hopcroft-Swanson Funeral Home, in Madison Heights. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Miss Dawn Marie Pethers 
Miss Dawn Marie Pethers, 39, formerly of Gaylord died May 3, 2001, in Florida. Miss Pethers was born in Gaylord on February 14, 1962. She is survived by two children: David Pethers of Petoskey and Jacob Pethers of New Mexico; her mother, Clara Koronka of Gaylord; her sister, Julie Hilt of Gaylord, her brother, Dale Pethers of Gaylord; and several nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Kenneth "Tom" Schreur 
Mr. Kenneth "Tom" Schreur, age 56, died on April 23, 2001 in Englewood, Florida. He was born May 3, 1944 in Mancelona, Michigan and is the son of the late Kenneth E. and Helen M. Schreur. Tom was a businessman in Gaylord for many years owning North Central Oil and Schreurs Chevrolet and Oldsmobile. He was a member and supported the Elks Lodge #1825. Tom enjoyed Golf and playing many of the area's challenging courses. Tom Schreur is survived by: his wife Cathy of Englewood, Florida; his sons, Tom, Jr. (Allison) of California; Judd of California; his grandson Sam; his sister, Mary (Mark) Keyser; his nieces Sarah (Kevin) Brown, Sharon Keyser, Jessie and Jill Brown; Godson, Douglas Keyser, and also many relatives, friends and business associates. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Nelson Funeral Home. Family will receive friends beginning at 12:30PM. The service by the Elks Lodge will be at 1PM. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be at the Elks Lodge following the service from 2-5PM. Memorial contributions are requested to the Elks Scholarship fund through the Nelson Funeral Home. 

Mr. Eugene Kwiatkowski 
Mr. Eugene Kwiatkowski, 73 of Lakes of the North died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Mr. Kwiatkowski was born in Hamtramck on November 20, 1927. In 1978 he moved to Gaylord from Warren and later moved to Lakes of the North in 1994. Mr. Kwiatkowski retired after 16 years as a letter carrier with the US Postal Service in Southfield. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish and a 3rd & 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Kwiatkowski is survived by: his wife of 49 years, Rose; three daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Sekerak of Rochester, Susanne (Thomas) Riley of Illinois, Marianne (Steven) Brown of Wixom; six grandchildren; one brother, Joseph (Theadora) Kwiatkowski of Warren; one sister, Genevieve (Mitchell) Zajac of Sterling Heights. FUNERAL SERVICES were held on Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral, Rev. Garth Hilmer, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, through the Nelson Funeral Home.


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