|LUTHER -- Raymond G. Beebe of Luther died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at
his home. He was 64. Mr. Beebe was born July 7, 1936 near Bristol to John
and Eva (Giddings) Beebe and was a resident of the Luther area all his
life. He married Alrene Purchase Nov. 20, 1954. She survives. Mr. Beebe
was a 1954 graduate of Luther High School and was employed at Miller Industries
in Reed City. He once owned and operated the Shell service station in Luther.
In 1963, he became a member of the Operating Engineers Local 324 working
for several construction companies in road building. He was employed for
10 years with Detroit Concrete products in Novi, retiring in 1989. Survivors
include a son, John Beebe of Freeland; daughters, Ralene (Paul) Krugler
of Ann Arbor, Debra Engler of Battle Creek, Charlotte (Steve) Jagielski
of Reed City and Melanie (Bill) Hall of Traverse City; 10 grandchildren;
sisters, Ellen (Lee) Brown of Oregon, Helen (Martin) Draper of Florida,
Barbara (Bruce) Engler of Tustin, Sharon (Douglas) Gray of Alabama, Elieen
Christensen of Utah and Beverly (James) Jeffrey of Sheridan; brother, Arden
Beebe of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and
one brother. Services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Luther Lions Club with
the Rev. Gerald Hyde officiating. Burial will take place at Dover Township
Cemetery. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral
Home in Reed City.
EVART -- Eugene R. Burkeof Evart, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at the
home of his son in Traverse City. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Evart, Father Rock Badgerow officiating.
A prayer vigil will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart.
Visitation is Friday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest
KALEVA -- Russell H. Bowling of Kaleva died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at
Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 86. Mr. Bowling was born
Feb. 13, 1913 in Cadillac, to Frank and Edna (Christoffersen) Bowling.
He married May Edmondson March 15, 1933. She preceded him in death Aug.
20, 1996. Mr. Bowling lived in the Bear Lake area most of his life. He
was a farmer, truck driver and plant manager for Sawyer Fruit and Vegetable
of Bear Lake. He and his wife spent most of their retirement years traveling
the United States, Canada and Mexico in their motor home. They traveled
coast to coast and made two trips to Alaska. They spent winters in Texas
and Florida. He loved fishing and hunting with friends and family and made
many trips to Canada, New Mexico and Illinois. He loved his family and
really enjoyed the parties at his home on Bear Creek in Kaleva. He was
a past member of the Bear Lake Lions Club and the Elks Lodge in Manistee.
Survivors include his sons, Vern (JoAnn) Bowling of Bear Lake, Ronald (Barb)
Bowling of Cobden, Ill., Larry (Carole) Bowling of Bear Lake and Wayne
(Sue) Bowling of Bear Lake; daughters, Carolyn (Norm) Pelky of Lake Placid,
Fla., Sandra Bowling of Traverse City and Marilyn (Paul) Kaczanowski of
Gaylord; daughter-in-law, Marge Bowling of Albuquerque, N.M.; 19 grandchildren;
34 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Kitinoja of Kaleva and Norma (Roy)
Wheeler of Mesick; and brothers, Earl (Dorothy) Bowling of Cadillac and
Leslie (Doris) Bowling of Manistee. He was preceded in death by his son,
Gene; sister, Gladys Riehl; and two brothers, Emery and Kenneth. Memorial
services are 7 p.m. Friday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with
the Rev. Kenneth H. Lein officiating. Visitation is from 6 p.m. Friday
until time of services at the funeral home. On May 28, a burial service
will be held at Bear Lake Township Cemetery with a celebration of life
party at Mr. Bowling's home on McClellan Road in Kaleva. The times will
be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association or to the Elks National Foundation. Envelopes
are available at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
BENSON, Ariz. -- Charles R. Bailey of Benson, Ariz. and Elkhart, Ind.,
formerly of Manton, died Saturday Jan. 15, 2000 at Benson Hospital in Benson.
He was 74. Mr. Bailey was born Dec. 4, 1925 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clark
Remington and Marie (Cox) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a truck driver for 38
years, 20 years with Howes and Howes. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
from 1945-1948. Most of his service, he was based on the Aleutian Islands
in Alaska. He had wintered the last ten years in Arizona. Survivors include
his wife, Doris, of Benson and Elkhart; two daughters, Celeste (Tom) Goggan
of Elkhart and Marcia (Doyle) Gauld of Birch Run; brothers Clark R. "Junior"
Bailey of Arlington, Texas, Donald "Donny" Bailey of Grand Rapids; and
five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William "Bill"
Bailey; and granddaughter Lee Ann Maskill. Services were Jan. 18 at Richardson's
Mortuary in Benson, Father Louis Hasenfuss officiating. Cremation has taken
place. Burial will be in Manton at a later date
CADILLAC -- Joseph Lee Bates, infant son of Roy Allen Bates II and
Colleen Sheler of LeRoy, died Jan. 18, 2000 at Spectrum Health Downtown
Campus in Grand Rapids. He was two days old. Joseph was born Jan. 16, 2000
in Cadillac. Survivors include his parents, Roy Allen Bates II and Colleen
Sheler of LeRoy; two brothers, Jeremiah D. Sheler and Devin M. Sheler,
both of Cadillac; one sister, Carolyn A. Sheler of Cadillac; grandparents,
Craig and Carol Thompson of Cadillac, Roy Bates Sr. of LeRoy, Anita Reynolds
of LeRoy, Dorothy and Gilbert Jensen of Bridgeport, Russell Gilde of Cadillac,
Linda Cronkite of Cadillac; great-grandparents, Harry and Vivian Womba
of Tustin, Audreen and Jerry Tripp of Cadillac, Leonard and Judy Gilde
of Manton, Betty Melson and Dale TooGoog of Big Rapids; and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. Services are at 7 p.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral Home
in Cadillac with Father Gregg McCallum officiating. Visitation is from
6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in LeRoy Township
Cemetery in Osceola County. Memorial tributes may be made to the family.
Envelopes are available at Peterson Funeral Home.
MANTON -- Orson Babcock of Cadillac died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at
his home after a four-month illness. He was 66. Mr. Babcock was born June
11, 1933 in Wanigers in Gladwin County. He married Joan Lovell Dec. 14,
1951 in Cadillac. Mr. Babcock grew up in Cadillac and was a resident of
Cadillac and Manton for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean War. He retired in 1988 after 29 years with the Michigan State
Highway Department. He was a member of the Manton VFW Post No. 7806 and
former member and past governor of the Cadillac Moose Lodge. Mr. Babcock
attended the Cadillac Assembly of God Church and earlier the Cadillac Revival
Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include
his wife, Joan; sons, Bruce, Tony (Katherine), and Dan, all of Manton,
and Ken (Trish) of Cadillac; mother, Pearl Shepard of Cadillac; brother,
Donald (Frances) Babcock of Cadillac; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his father, Clarence Babcock; step-father, Gerald Shepard;
brother, Charles; and son, Charles. Mr. Babcock's body was donated to the
University of Michigan. A memorial service is 1 p.m. Friday at the Manton
Free Methodist Church, pastors Larry Green and Robert Carpenter officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Manton. Memorials can be made to
Hospice of Michigan.
HOUGHTON LAKE -- Ruth M. Bieri of Evart died Wednesday, March 22, 2000
at Autumnwood of McBain after a lengthy illness. She was 75. Mrs. Bieri
was born Jan. 11, 1925 in Evart to John Connor and Jessie Corkins. She
married Alex Bieri of Evart Feb. 19, 1946. Mrs. Bieri was a lifetime resident
of Evart. She retired from Evart Products Lauman Road Plant. Survivors
include her husband, Alex Bieri of Evart; children Martin (Patricia) Nieman
of Houghton Lake, Dennis (Janet) Myers of Evart and Ralph and Linda Bieri
of Evart; grandchildren Christopher Nieman, Anthony Blank, Elizabeth Nieman,
Kylee Blank, and Adam Bieri; brothers Gerald Connor of Highland and Norman
(Robert) Connor of Sears; and sisters Margaret Kennaday of Waterford and
Shirley Blackledge of Flint. She was preceded in death by her son Alex
Bieri, Jr.; her parents; brothers Forrest (Skeet) Connor, Stanley Connor
and John Connor, Jr.; and sisters Evelyn McLachlan and Myrtle Dahl.
Memorial services are 1 p.m. Monday at Brooks Corners United Methodist
Church in Sears with Pastor Brian Bunch officiating. Burial will be at
Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Brooks Corners United
Methodist Church or Evart Public Library. Arrangements were made by Christler
Funeral Home in Houghton Lake.
LAKE CITY -- Edgar (Judge) Paul Boettcher Sr., of Lake City, formerly
of Saginaw, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at his home. He was 94. Mr. Boettcher
was born April 22, 1906 in Saginaw. He married Henrietta Broadworth Nov.17,
1926 in Saginaw. She preceded him in death March 26, 1985. Mr. Boettcher
was co-owner and vice president of Edgar Boettcher Mason Contractors in
Saginaw for more than 50 years. He was a member of Brick Masons and Plasters
International Union No. 7 for more than 60 years and a former member of
the Elks Club in Saginaw. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include
his sons, Edgar (Trudy) Boettcher Jr. of Lake City, Raymond W. (Janet)
Boettcher Sr. of Atlanta, Mich.; grandchildren, Edgar (Janet) Boettcher
III, Susan (Steve) Fournier, Donna (Martin) Masker, Mary Jo (Kurt) Schrank,
Raymond W. (Karen) Boettcher Jr., Jean (Erik) Henriksen; 11 great-grandchildren;
three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Harry, Paul, Elmer, Otto,
and Oscar Boettcher; and two sisters, Dorothy Sanders and Leota Murphy.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233
Hemmeter Road in Saginaw, the Rev. Donald Ashmall officiating. Visitation
is from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service
at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial tributes
may be made to Amicare Hospice of Cadillac.
CADILLAC -- Orma Dorothy Brodeur died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000 at Mercy
Hospital, Cadillac. She was 84. Private family services were held at Hitesman
Funeral Home. Burial took place at Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made to the charity of your choice.
CADILLAC -- Hugh B. Boylan of Coloma, formerly of Cadillac, died Monday,
September 4, 2000 in St. Joseph. He was 46.
Mr. Boylan was born on October 22, 1953, to Donald Phillip and Irene
Katherine (Frey) Boylan in Chicago. He was a computer programmer, working
at Whirlpool for 10 years. He loved to fish, hunt and go camping. Survivors
include a daughter, Kristin Boylan of Coloma; mother Irene Boylan and sister
Kathy Burke, both of Cadillac; nieces Melissa Watkins of Flint and Amanda
and Alana Gunnerson, both of Cadillac; nephews Daniel Burke of Cadillac
and Justin, Mason and Hayden Watkins, all of Flint; and special friend
Carol Schafer of Coloma. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents,
Milford and Florence Frey. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral
Home, the Rev. David Siddall officiating. Burial will be in the Sherman
Township Cemetery in Osceola County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
CADILLAC -- Frances Elizabeth Brinks died Tuesday Sept. 5, 2000 at
Mercy Hospital Cadillac. She was 94. Mrs. Brinks was born Feb. 7, 1906
to Amos and Sarah (Klingler) Scrimger in Clare County. She graduated from
Harrison High School and attended Mount Pleasant State Normal School. She
taught in the Clare County Elementary Schools. She married Joseph Brinks
of Vogel Center in 1926. They farmed in Missaukee County for a number of
years. After several heart attacks Mr. Brinks retired from farming and
they moved to Cadillac where Mrs. Brinks was employed at Mercy Hospital
for 13 years. After her retirement she and her husband enjoyed spending
winters in Florida. Survivors include her sons, Roger (Marian) of Manton
and Robert (Betty) of Cadillac; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
son Allen Brinks in 1931, her husband in 1974, and sisters Dorothy Trowbridge
and Pansy Stanfield. Memorial services are Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hitesman
Funeral Home, Rev. Richard Anderson officiating. Visitation is 1 p.m. until
time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Haring Township
CADILLAC -- Arthur Doyle Byerlein of Cadillac died Sunday, Aug. 27,
2000 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 55. Memorial services
will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cadillac Moose Lodge No. 531. The
Broken Circle Service will be performed by the Cadillac Moose Ritual Team.
Arrangements were made by Hitesman Funeral Home, Cadillac.
CADILLAC -- Della Mae Bowling of Cadillac died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000
at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 51. Mrs. Bowling was born
April 12, 1949 in Reno, Nev. to Dean and Cecil Mae (O'Dell) Boram. She
married Michael F. Bowling June 14, 1985 in Cadillac. She was a homemaker
and had done home health care in the Cadillac area. Mrs. Bowling had lived
in the Cadillac area for over 20 years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge
No. 298 of Cadillac, and was past senior regent. She was a devoted grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Michael F. Bowling of Cadillac; son, Jonathan
L. Boram of Washington; daughter, Katherine A. Spoor of Lake City; grandson,
Jessup Hunter Thomas; brother, Dean Boram of California; and sisters, Linda
Tatum of Oregon and Loretta West of Washington. Memorial services will
take place at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Peterson Funeral
MANTON -- A.J. Butler of Manton died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Lakeview
Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. He was 86. Mr. Butler was born Sept. 30, 1914
in Mayville to Mahlon and Maude (Sherman) Butler. He married Gladys Brown
June 12, 1935 in Fostoria. Mr. Butler grew up in Mayville. He farmed and
lived in Pontiac where he worked at Fisher Body, Pontiac Motors and GMC
Truck. In 1946 he moved to Manton and was employed by the Pennsylvania
Railroad, Goodrich, Malleable Iron Company and Kysor Corp. Mr. Butler retired
from Kysor in 1976. He and his wife made their home with their granddaughter
Deb Atkins and her family in LeRoy for the last few years. He enjoyed fishing
and hunting. He loved being with his family, and was a member of the Rollins
Church. Survivors include his wife; children Charles of LeRoy, Mona Arlt
and Alonzo, both of Traverse City, and Everett (Susan) of Grafton, N.D.;
six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Bernice Wood and Ethlyn Long.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rollins Church in Manton, Rev. Robert
Lanning officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Manton. Visitation
is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rollins Church.
CADILLAC -- Theresa Kathleen (Hudak) Brasseur of Cadillac died Monday,
Nov. 13, 2000 at home. She was 65. Mrs. Brasseur was born May 15, 1935
in Cheboygan to Clarence and Margaret (Gilbeau) Hudak. She married Carl
Brasseur May 2, 1953 and moved to Cadillac in 1960. Mrs. Brasseur was a
kind, loving, compassionate wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly
missed. She loved attending various area churches to worship with her many
friends. Survivors include her husband, Carl; children, Kathy (Richard)
Fordyce of Cadillac, Carl (Lori) Brasseur Jr. of Tustin, Deborah (Fred)
Harris of Cadillac, Clare (Nancy Tinsley) Brasseur of Scottville, Greg
(Gina) Brasseur of Portland, Ore., and Lisa (Mark) Porteous of Cadillac;
grandchildren, Nikki (Karl) Jaeger, Angie, Kyle, and Patti Brasseur, Melissa
and Hilary Harris, and Rachelle, Allie, and Christopher Porteous; mother,
Margaret Hudak of Cheboygan; sisters, Patricia St. Amour and Anna Marie
(Dave) McCormick, both of Cheboygan; brothers, Ronald "Joe" (Ruth) Hudak
of DeTour, and Russell (Dorothy) Hudak of Cheboygan; and many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence L. Hudak in
1995; and brother, Clarence "Eddie" Hudak in 1982. Cremation has taken
place. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac
with the Revs. Emma V. Neff and William Markham officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the American
MCBAIN -- Anna Wigger Brunink of McBain died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000
at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 93. Mrs. Brunink was born Sept. 24, 1907
in Riverside Township in Missaukee County to John and Marie (Mys) Dodde.
She married Bert Wigger Oct. 10, 1929 in Highland Township in Osceola County.
He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1945. She married Gerrit Brunink on
July 12, 1949 in McBain. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1962. Mrs.
Brunink had been a homemaker and was a member of the McBain Christian Reformed
Church. She had been a member of the Ladies Aid at the church and an active
member in the McBain Senior Citizens for many years. She enjoyed crocheting,
and loved her flowers. Survivors include son, Jay (Elaine) Wigger of Kentwood;
five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Andrew Dodde of Marion;
sister, Janet Boerman of McBain; foster daughter, Donna Peterson of Lowell;
sister-in-law, Janet Sink of Lake City; and many other relatives. She was
preceded in death by her sisters Alice Meyering, and Theresa Otten. Services
are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain with the
Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery in McBain.
Visitation is 1 p.m. until the time of services.
HOLLAND -- Ida Baas of Holland died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 at a local
care facility. She was 96. Mrs. Baas was a charter member of Faith Christian
Reformed Church, the Faith Ladies Fellowship and the Holland Christian
School Circle. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, in 1984. Services
are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Notier Ver Lee Langeland Funeral Chapel,
315 E. 16th St., Holland, with the Rev. James Boer officiating. Burial
will be in Prosper Cemetery in Prosper. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the
time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
to Holland Christian Schools or Hospice of Holland.
CADILLAC -- George E. Baker of Cadillac died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000
at his home. He was 74. Mr. Baker was born Jan. 24, 1926 in Mason to Curtis
Allen and Lillian (Lamphere) Baker. He married Mildred P. Lawson on Feb.
24, 1944 in Mason. Mr. Baker was a veteran of World War II, serving in
the Army, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He moved to Cadillac 35
years ago from Mason. He was employed at Celand Lamphere Construction for
23 years in Mason and worked at the Four Winns woodshop for 13 years. Survivors
include his wife, Mildred P. Baker of Cadillac; sons George C. Baker of
LeRoy and Allen L. (Cynthia) Baker of Cadillac; daughter, Jane Kinnebrew
of Cadillac; brother, Norris (Rosetta) Parker of Manton; mother, Lillian
Rathbun of Cadillac; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his father, Curtis Baker; stepfather Louis Rathbun;
sister Mary "Pauline" Bailey; and brothers Richard "Dick" Baker and Melvin
Parker. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the Peterson
Funeral Home in Cadillac. No services are scheduled. Memorial tributes
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
EVART -- Kenneth J. Brininstool died Dec. 31, 2000 in Leroy Township
in Osceola County. He was 56. Services are Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m.
at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with Father Joe Fix officiating. Visitation
will be prior to services. Memorials may be directed to Arthritis
Research at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
CADILLAC -- Christopher "Chris" W. Blackburn of Cadillac died Dec.
23, 2000 in Grand Rapids as a result of a snowboarding accident. He was
15. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Cadillac Christian Reformed
Church with the Rev. Peter Byma officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill
Cemetery, Cadillac. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Memorial contributions may be
made to Cadillac Area Festivals and Events (CAFE Inc.) for the Chris Blackburn
Memorial Skate Park.
CADILLAC -- Janice Faye Barber of Cadillac died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000
at her home. She was 53. Mrs. Barber was born in Lansing on Oct. 14, 1947
to Carl and Erma (Shepler) Case. She married Leon A. Barber on Aug. 20,
1966 in Cadillac. She was a homemaker, an officer of the Cadillac Moose
Lodge No. 1298, Junior Region, Women of the Moose, and a member of the
Salvation Army Home League. She enjoyed playing bingo, crafts, and her
grandchildren and children. Mrs. Barber is survived by her husband; sons,
Leon C. Barber and Craig Barber and his fiance Traci; daughter, Bonnie
Ball; grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Dylan and Serena Barber; sisters,
Cheryl Leupnitz and Debbie Stepaniak; step-mother, Jenny Case of Cadillac;
step-brothers and step-sisters; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law;
and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by
her parents. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.
Burial will be in Haring Township Cemetery, Wexford County. Visitation
will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home.
MARION — Pauline (Bazuin) Bentley of Tustin died Friday, February 16,
2001 at Pleasant Ridge Nursing Care Center in Marion. She was 89.
Mrs. Bentley was born June 18, 1911 in Lucas, the daughter of Herman
and Winnie (Ninehuis) Dowlyn. She married Harry Bazuin April 20, 1933 in
Tustin. He preceded her in death in 1983. She married Clyde M. Bentley
Oct. 16, 1993 in Marion. He preceded her in death January 27, 2001.
Mrs. Bentley was a mother and homemaker. She was a lifelong resident
of Marion and Tustin area. She worked at Kettunen Center for 12 years.
She was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church where she was actively
involved in the Naomi Ruth Circle. She especially loved the out of doors.
Survivors include her children, Ruth Ann (Dennis) Smith of Tustin, Larry
(Virginia) Bazuin, Robert (Betty Struble) Bazuin, Kenneth (Norma Jean)
Bazuin, all of Marion; step children Grace Lussmeyer of Charlotte, Mich.,
Vera Noakes of Marion, Ines Brocht of Marion, Ellen (Ed) Bentley of Albion
and William (Midge) Keehn of Marion; sisters Annette Van Sloten of Caledonia
and Ada (Arnold) Sikkema of Grand Rapids; brother, William “June” (Ada)
Oeverman of Tustin; sister-in-laws, Babe (Don) Elgas of Prudenville and
Nellie Dykstra of Grand Rapids; 29 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her
parents, sisters, Hattie DeKryger, Maude Bazuin, brothers Paul Dowlyn and
Jay Oeverman, and daughters in law, Mrs. Bob (Jackie) Bazuin and Mrs. Ken
(Janice) Bazuin. Services are 11 a.m. today at the Marion United Methodist
Church, Pastor Jeff Schrock and Pastor Brian Miller officiating. Burial
will be in Highland Hillside Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to
the Marion United Methodist church Building Fund.
EVART — Ruth Irene Brackett of Evart, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 at
Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla. She was 76.
Services were Monday at the Corey Funeral Home, Evart, Rev. Russ Atherton
officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery, Hersey.