|MARION -- Cpl. Paul William Case of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 29,
1999, in an auto accident. He was 27. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at the
Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday
at the funeral home.
SYLVANIA, Ohio --Sarah H. "Sallie" Clift died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000,
in Toledo, Ohio. She was 80. Mrs. Clift was born to parents A. Willis Van
Auken and Helen Zander. She lived in Green Valley, Ariz., before moving
back to Michigan in 1997. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern
Star and St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her sister, Marcia
(Frank) Mason; five daughters; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and 10 nieces and nephews. A memorial service is 4 p.m. today at the Reeb
Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. Memorials may
be directed to Friends in Deed, c/o Helen Littlefield, 450 W. Continental
Rd., Green Valley, AZ 85614.
CADILLAC -- John O. "Jack," "Gramps" Carpenter of Cadillac, died Monday,
Jan. 10, 2000 at his home. He was 86. Mr. Carpenter was born Dec. 18, 1913.
He married Irene Truax, April 9, 1937 in Flint. She preceded him in death
June 1, 1976. He enjoyed his scanner, telling old stories and spending
time under his pine tree with family, friends and neighbors. Survivors
include one son, John (Nancy) Carpenter II; grandchildren, John (Michelle)
Carpenter III, Joani (Ray) Mohler, Jeff (June) Carpenter, Jerry (Kathy)
Carpenter, Julie (Joe) Theobald; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Racheal, Johnny
IV, Patrick, Mathew, Bobbie Sue, Joey, Jilleanna and two special dog, Baby
and Brutus.Also a very special thank you to Nancy, Eileen, and all the
Cadillac Mercy Amicare Hospice Team. He touched many and will be missed
dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, and a son, Jimmy.
Services are Friday at 1 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac, Elder
Robert Keeler officiating. Burial will be in Haring Township Cemetery,
Wexford County. Visitation is Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Peterson Funeral
MARION - Clayton A. Crisman of Marion died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 at
Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 65. Mr. Crisman was born Jan. 25, 1934
to Carl and Evelyn (Finley) Crisman in Pontiac. He served in the Navy during
the Korean War and was employed as a truck driver and mechanic for Pontiac
Farm Industrial for many years. He was also a member of the Lake Orion
VFW Post. Survivors include one son, Donald Crisman of Pontiac; his mother
Evelyn Crisman of Marion; three brothers, Robert (Mary) Crisman of Gladwin,
Dale (Pat) Crisman of Marion, Roger (Linda) Crisman of Harrison; two sisters,
Shirley (Jim) Bell of Pontiac and Doris (Jerry) Bierman of Texas; one sister-in-law,
Betty Crisman of Boston, Mass.; and 28 nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his father; his sister, Florence Lampi and brother Carl Crisman
Jr. Services were held Jan. 3 at the Christian Memorial Cultural Center
in Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crisman family.
Arrangements were handled by Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion.
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Sarah H. "Sallie" Clift of Ottawa Lake, formerly
of Toledo, Ohio, Bedford Township and Green Valley, Ariz., died Monday,
Jan. 3, 2000, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Memorials can be directed
to Friends in Deed, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ 85614. Phone
(520) 625-1150. Arrangements were by the Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania,
CADILLAC -- Jeremy Colin Clark of Cadillac died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000,
at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 22. Mr. Clark was born
April 7, 1977 in Cadillac to Robert L. and Cecilia M. (Cebulski) Clark.
He graduated from Cadillac High School in 1995 and went to Ferris State
University for two years. He had worked at Eldorado Golf Course in Cadillac
on the grounds crew and also for Caberfae Peaks Golf and Ski Resort in
Cadillac. For the last year, he had worked at Timbers Restaurant in Cadillac.
Mr. Clark loved sports and was active coaching local youth teams. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing and spending time with his friends. He was a member
of St. Ann Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents, of Cadillac;
brother, Jeffrey of Portage; sister, Debbie (Shawn) Rensberry of Cadillac;
godson, Hunter Rensberry of Cadillac; grandparents, Helen Clark of Monmouth,
Ill., Helen and Jack Herron of Harrison and Lou Nasser of Pentwater; and
several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by
grandfathers Lyle Clark, in 1979, and Joe Cebulski in 1962. Funeral mass
will be celebrated at noon Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Father
Francis Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in
Cadillac. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at
the funeral home. A prayer service will take place at the funeral home
Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made to the family.
MARION -- Eleanor "Becky" Cooper of LeRoy died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000,
at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was 58. Mrs. Cooper
was born Aug. 12, 1941 to John and Lois (Petoskey) Potter in Williamston.
She was the great-granddaughter of Chief Petoskey. She was a member of
the Ottawa Indian Tribe. She married Basil A. Cooper March 28, 1959 in
Athens. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and a mother. She enjoyed cooking,
sewing, crafts and was an excellent pie maker. She loved music. She also
played the piano. She liked spending time with her children and especially
loved animals. In her younger years, Mrs. Cooper was employed by the Spikehorn
Bear Den in Harrison. She was a Sunday school teacher and member of the
Pisgah Heights Wesleyan Church in Marion. Survivors include her husband,
Basil "Bud" Cooper of LeRoy; children, Nancy Martz of Flint, Basil Cooper
III of LeRoy and Rebecca (Ryan) Kremsreiter of Grand Rapids; grandchildren,
Basil Cooper IV and Christina K. Cooper of Marion; three brothers and three
sisters. Services are 1 p.m. today at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion,
the Rev. Orson Deemer officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Valley Cemetery,
Hartwick Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cooper family.
CADILLAC -- Lucille H. Creed of Manton died Monday, March 13, 2000
at home. She was 80. Mrs. Creed was born April 22, 1919 in Manton to Jay
and Clara (Force) Butcher. She married Price D. Creed Nov. 24, 1940. He
preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Creed lived in the Manton area throughout
her life. Employed for a short time at the B.F. Goodrich Company, she soon
became a full-time housewife and devoted mother. She considered no one
a stranger and was friendly to everyone she met. She enjoyed being with
her family and loved talking about the past. Her company and her "homemade"
cooking will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her
children, Maxine K. (George) Price, Rosetta (Calvin) Jones, Hartley (Nancy)
Creed, Roscoe (Roberta) Creed, Ellen (Greg) Fauble, Stacey (Tina) Creed,
Brenden (Kathleen) Creed and her "other" daughter, Sandy Yonkers; 15 grandchildren;
and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers,
Everett, Floyd and Marvin; and a sister, Ella DeGood. A memorial service
will be held at 1 p.m. April 22 at Rollins Christian Fellowship Church
in Manton. Arrangements were made by Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac.
LAKE CITY -- Earl H. Carlow of Lake City died Tuesday, March 14, 2000
at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 95. Mr. Carlow was born Nov. 26,
1904 in Attica Township, Lapeer County to parents Clark and Nettie (MacInilly)
Carlow. He married Neva E. Watling March 21, 1931. Mr. Carlow was a graduate
of Imlay City High School and the Chrysler Institute. He was employed by
the Chrysler Corporation for 38-1/2 years, retiring in 1966 when he moved
to Lake City. He was a charter member of the Greenfield Presbyterian Church
in Berkley where he lived for 25 years. He was very active in the Boy Scouts
of America and was a scout master for more than 30 years. Survivors include
his wife, N. Eloise; one son, Bruce (Pam) Carlow of Lake City; two grandchildren,
Michael (Sandie) Carlow of Glendale, Ariz., and Lisa (Dave) Kutis of Gilbert,
Ariz.; two step-grandchildren, Roxanne (Ivan) Herrman of Caro and Richard
(Ann) Waltermire of Hazel Park; and seven great-grandchildren. Services
will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City with the
Rev. George Sprague officiating. Burial will be at the Lake City Cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
MANTON -- Fedalis I. Crouse of Manton, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000,
at the home of her son, Gary, in Manton. She was 84. Mrs. Crouse was born
May 3, 1916 in Wexford County, the daughter of Peter and Nina (Wright)
Sova. She married Lenious Crouse June 9, 1934 in Manton. He preceded her
in death, May 23, 1986. Mrs. Crouse has been a Manton area resident most
of her life. She operated Crouse's Grocery in Manton for 10 years. She
was a member of the Liberty Ladies Aid, the Manton Area Retirees Club,
the Manton Philathea Club, the Manton United Methodist Church and in recent
years had attended the Rollins Christian Fellowship Church. Survivors include
her sons, Gary Crouse of Manton, Melvin (Carol) Crouse of Clawson; her
daughters, Betty (Gary ) Allen of Bradenton, Fla., Thelma (Gary) Merritt
of Bartow, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 1
at 11 a.m. at the Manton Area Retirees Center with Rev. Robert Lanning
officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan. Arrangements
were made by the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton.
HARRIETTA -- Carl Leroy Chandler of Harrietta died Friday, March 24,
2000 at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. He was 40. Chandler was born March 18,
1960 in Cadillac to Keith and Donna (Fockler) Chandler. He lived all his
life in this area, and was employed on a Christmas tree farm. Chandler
is survived by his children, Sally Miles of Flint, Gloria Chandler of Millington
and Olga Chandler of Birch Run; fiance Joyce McIlvain of Harrietta; step-daughter
Qualupe Russell of Lake City; his parents, Keith Chandler of Harrietta
and Donna Phillipson of Cadillac; brother Keith Chandler Jr. of Manton;
sisters Donna Trowbridge and Kay Richardson, both of Harrietta; two half-sisters,
Evelyn (Mike) Whittney and Kandy, both of Delaware; and several friends.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac, the
Rev. Clifton Burritt officiating. Burial will be in Sixteen Cemetery, Wexford
County. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Monday until
the time of the funeral. Memorial tributes may be made to the family of
Carl L. Chandler. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
BARRYTON -- Lawrence R. Compoe Sr. of Barryton died at home on Thursday,
Oct. 26, 2000. He was 83. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Corey Funeral Home
in Evart. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Hersey Township. Visitation
will be 10 a.m. Monday until time of services.
BATTLE CREEK -- Kenneth D. Davis of Battle Creek died Saturday, Jan.
1, 2000, at his home. He was 66. Mr. Davis was born June 7, 1933 in Concord
to James and Dorotha J. (Hatch) Davis. He married Marilyn E. Heady in Cadillac
Nov. 23, 1957. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Charlotte High School, Class
of 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, from Nov. 14,
1951 to Nov. 8, 1955. He received Navy Occupation and Korean Service medals.
He was employed by Eaton Corp. in Battle Creek from 1951-60, and by Kellogg
Co. in the reclaim department from 1960 until his retirement March 17,
1990. Mr. Davis was a member of the Kellogg 25-Year Club. He attended First
Church of the Nazarene. He volunteered with Crisis Pregnancy Center and
enjoyed hosting neighborhood pool parties, woodworking, playing horseshoes,
fishing, bowling, birdwatching and cooking. Survivors include his wife,
Marilyn; son, Danniel D. Davis of Battle Creek; daughters, Dawn R. Sellen
of Battle Creek, Dana M. Perry of Battle Creek and Dyan E. Sykora of Marshall;
13 grandchildren; brother, Dwane L. Davis of Lansing; sister, Kathleen
J. Button of Topeka, Kan.; and step-brother, Norman Pittelkow of Hastings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, eight grandchildren and step-brother,
Ronnie Pittelkow. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of
the Nazarene. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Richard A. Henry
Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Memorials may be made to the Crisis Pregnancy
Center of Calhoun County.
LAKE CITY -- Everett "Ed" D. DeGraw of Lake City died Tuesday, Jan.
4, 2000 at Mercy Hospital--Cadillac. He was 74. Mr. DeGraw was born May
26, 1925 in Lake Township. He married Ellen Reed Jan. 17, 1948. Mr. DeGraw
was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a master
plumber and worked for 30 years in the Midland area until retirement, when
he moved back to the Lake City area. Survivors include his wife, Ellen;
children, Kathy (Gary) Edsall of Auburn, Val (John) Wertz of Dixon Springs,
Tenn. and Roger (Vicky) DeGraw of Midland; brother, Henry (Evalyn) DeGraw
of Sanford; and two sisters, Elsie Hendricks of Merritt and Vera Eubank
of Lake City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by a son, Larry Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at
Young Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Richard Bachman officiating.
Burial will be in Midland Memorial Gardens in Midland. Visitation will
be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Young Funeral
Home. Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association or
the American Cancer Society.
CADILLAC -- Shirley Rita Davis, of Cadillac, died peacefully in her
sleep at her home Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. She was 76. Mrs. Davis was
born Oct. 20, 1923 in Detroit, to Daniel and Florence Agnes (Perry) Phelan.
She married Walter Davis June 15, 1941 in Ohio. They were married 52 years
before his death in 1993. They lived in Farmington Hills for 31 years,
before moving to Cadillac in 1986. Survivors include six daughters and
seven sons, lovingly referred to as the Baker's Dozen; Linda (James) Cramer
of Farmington Hills, Peggy Davis and Coleen Hicks of Cadillac, John of
Indianapolis, Patricia (Harden) Viers of Willow Springs, N.C., Catherine
Allen of Wixom, Daniel and Ronald (Dona) Davis of Cadillac, Donald (Edee)
of Plymouth, Thomas of Walled Lake, Michael (Theresa) of Farmington Hills,
Robert of Troy, Mary (Joe) McManaman of Northville, and a very special
family pet, Missy. She was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Doloris Burrows;
and three sons-in-law, Patrick Allen, Vern Davis and Frank Dumity. Visitation
is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. A prayer
service is at noon Saturday at the funeral home, conducted by Sister Hilda
Sucher RSM. Memorials may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church Building Fund.
TRAVERSE CITY -- Joseph A. Dyer of Mesick died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000,
at his home. He was 67. Mr. Dyer was born Jan. 29, 1933 in Beardstown,
Ill., to Joseph and Irene (Brooks) Dyer. Mr. Dyer attended the Traverse
City Church of the Nazarene. He retired as a truck driver for the U.S.
Postal Service. He loved motorcycles and truely loved his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Jerry (Sue) Seidner, Franklin (Dianne) Dyer, Marty
Scott (Lori) Dyer, all of Traverse City, and John (Linda) Dyer of Columbus,
Ohio; daughters, Kathy (Tony) Brown of Elk Rapids and Jeanne (Richard)
Howard of Skandia; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at the
Traverse City Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Richard Rice officiating.
Memorials can be made to the family. Arrangements were by the Hitesman
Funeral Home in Cadillac.
GLADSTONE -- Duane Dewey Christiansen of Gladstone died Wednesday,
Feb. 2, 2000 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba after a 22-year struggle
with cardio-myopathy. He was 64. Mr. Christiansen was born Sept. 19, 1935
in Escanaba to Harlon Spencer and Lula Elvera (Edberg) Christiansen. He
was raised in Cadillac and lived in Gladstone since 1955, except for six
years when he and his wife lived in Jackson. He married Peggy Ann Loveless
on Sept. 3, 1955 in Gladstone. Mr. Christiansen served in the U.S. Air
Force from 1953 to 1961, worked for Harnisfeger Corp. in Escanaba and also
for the U.S. Department of Defense. He was also a real estate agent for
Century 21 from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Christiansen's hobbies included woodworking,
history and restoring automobiles and antique furniture. He was a member
of the U.P. Vintage Club. Survivors include his wife; father and stepmother
Harlon (Violet) Christiansen of Gladstone; daughters, Sharon Lee (Thomas)
Gauthier of Buchanan and Carol Sue (James) Woody of Michigan Center; brothers
Mark (Joyce) Christiansen of Cornell and Vaughn (Debbie) Brigham of Oklahoma;
sisters, Bonnie Robertson of Lansing, Jennifer (Robert) Peters of Kingsford,
Linda (Bruce) Attar of Walled Lake, Ann (Steve) Christiansen-Bolek of Gladstone
and Amy (Kraig) Dyer of Gladstone; and four grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his mother; grandmother, Alice Rice; and grandparents, Rudy
and Frances Christiansen. Gladstone American Legion services will be 5:45
p.m. Saturday. Memorial services will follow at 6 p.m. at the Skradski
Funeral Home in Gladstone. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
MANTON -- Robert C. Dunn of Manton died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at
the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor after a 12-month battle
with leukemia. He was 57. Mr. Dunn was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Detroit to
Lawrence and Bessie (Cischo) Dunn. He married Judy Britton in Marion April
9, 1966. Mr. Dunn grew up in Marion and graduated from Marion High School.
He received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's
degree from Central Michigan University. He taught school for one year
in Marion and taught high school sciences at Manton High School from 1965
until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Dunn drove a school bus for 25 years.
He raced canoes, enjoyed photography and the outdoors. He was a naturalist
and enjoyed spending time riding his Jeep on the backroads and being with
his family. Mr. Dunn was also the head of the MEA negotiating team for
Manton Schools for many years. Survivors include his wife, Judy; sons,
Robert E. Dunn of Cadillac and Brian (Nichole) Dunn of Mounment, Colo.;
daughter, Tani Dunn of Mount Pleasant; grandson, Garren; brothers, Lawrence
(Ethel) of Durand, Eldon (Cheryl) of Owosso, John of Oolthewah, Tenn.,
Scott (Mary) of Millbrook, Richard (Sharon) of Newark, Del., and Kevin
(Wendy-Lyn) of Byron, N.Y.; sisters, Donna Dell of Hendersonville, N.C.,
Sally (James) Richards of Cadillac and Carolyn (J.C.) Hearn of Berrien
Springs. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis. Services are 2
p.m. Wednesday in the Manton High School gymnasium. Burial will be in the
spring in Bloomfield Township Cemetery in Manton.Visitation is 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton. Memorials can be
made to the Leukemia Society of America. Envelopes are available at the
GUN LAKE -- Donald J. DeKam of Gun Lake, formerly of Cadillac, died
Wednesday, March 1, 2000. He was 61. Mr. DeKam retired after 42 years as
a truck driver for Spartan Stores. Survivors include his wife, Carol; children
Terri (Steve) Huisman, Dawn (Floyd) Seese, Brenda (Steve) Cole, Cheri Pitcher,
Lori Decator, Jay Duimstra and Jeff Duimstra; eight grandchildren; brothers
Percy (Gertrude) and Carl (Betty); sisters, Maretta DeKam and Kay (Kerwin)
Koetje; and several nieces and nephews. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m.
at the Gun Lake Community Church, Pastor Wayne Kiel officiating. Visitation
is Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Archer, Hampel & Kubiak Funeral
Home, Wayland Chapel. Arrangements by Archer, Hampel & Kubiak Funeral
Home. For directions, call (616) 792-2237.
CADILLAC -- Anthony F. "Tony" Dugan of Cadillac died Friday, March
10, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 83. Mr. Dugan
was born Jan. 27, 1917 in Philadelphia to Steven and Sophie (Lewanduski)
Dugan. He married Marguerite L. Burkett Feb. 10, 1945 in Detroit. Mr. Dugan
graduated from St. Mary's High School in Philadelphia and later worked
as a stevedore until World War II. A veteran of the United States Army
Air Corps, he was stationed as a sergeant in Azores. He and his wife moved
to Cadillac after World War II. Mr. Dugan worked for Chris Craft Boat Co.,
and then in the Wexford County Assessors Office until his retirement. Mr.
Dugan was a member of the Cadillac American Legion Post No. 94 and the
US-TOO Support Group. He attended the United Methodist Church in Cadillac.
He enjoyed gardening and lawn work. He loved his wife of 55 years and his
family. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Dugan of Cadillac; son,
Brian Dugan of Bay City; daughter, Brenda Dugan of Indianapolis; granddaughter,
Christina of Bay City; brother, Steven Dugan of Philadelphia; sister, Sophie
Jasionowski of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by his parents and
two brothers, Robert and John Dugan. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
United Methodist Church in Cadillac, with Pastor Allen McCreedy and Parish
Assistant Judy Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery
with military honors under the auspices of Lake City American Legion No.
300. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac
and 1 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials
can be directed to Hospice of Michigan or American Cancer Society.
LUTHER -- John P. Dybal of Luther died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at the
Veterans Facility in Grand Rapids. He was 69. Mr. Dybal was born July 31,
1930 in Luther and lived his entire life there. He was self-employed as
a carpenter, gunsmith and blacksmith, retiring in 1993. He served with
the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 5315 of
Baldwin. Survivors include a son, John of Grand Rapids; daughter Jeanne
of Greenville; sisters Barbara Milford of Irons and Vera Milford of Reed
City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother
and a sister. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ignatius
Catholic Church in Luther, Fr. Joseph Fix officiating. Burial will be at
East Ellsworth Cemetery in Luther. A scripture service will be held at
8 p.m. Thursday at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City. Visitation
will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MANTON - Dennis Downey of Fife Lake and Manton died Friday Sept. 22,
2000, the result of an accident in Cadillac. He was 50. Mr. Downey was
born Sept. 26, 1949 in Fife Lake to DeBlenna and Julia (Mills) Downey.
He grew up in Fife Lake and graduated from Manton High School in 1968.
He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Downey was a truck driver for 25 years
for many companies, including Dowell, Blarney Castle and Crystal Flash.
He was a hard worker and had been the principal care giver for his mother
until her death. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Downey of Fife
Lake; grandson, Jason Downey; brothers, Thomas (Melvina) Downey of Fife
Lake, and Dale (Sue) Downey of Fife Lake; sisters, Janet (Kenneth) Tidey
of Manton, and Iva Welch of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel, two years ago; brother, Robert,
in July; parents; and infant sister, Rita. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday
at Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton, Rev. Robert Lanning of the Rollins Church
officiating. Burial will be in Fife Lake Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 and
7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
EVART -- Ershal B. Dage of Lake died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at his
home. He was 81. Services are 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wilson Blackmer DAV
Chapter 105 of Lake. Interment will be in Sylvan Township Cemetery in Osceola
MARION -- Delos "Junior" E. Day died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Mercy
Hospital-Cadillac. He was 63. Mr. Day was born Aug. 19, 1937 in Charlotte
to Delos E. and Laura Hazel (Denby) Day. He married Margaret V. Melling
on Aug. 28, 1959 in Mulliken. Mr. Day owned and operated a salvage yard
in Marion for many years. He enjoyed spending time working in the salvage
yard, being with his family and visiting with friends.
Survivors include his wife, of Marion; children Roger D. of Ashton
and Kimberly M. (Drew) Wagener of Fife Lake; grandson Tyler E. Day; brothers
and sisters Patricia Cochran of Lansing, Mary Lou (Ted) Poor of Leslie,
Laura (Carl) Goodrich of Harrison, John (Judith) of Zephyr Hills, Fla.,
and Richard Denby of Mt. Morris; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents and a brother, Roger.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion.
Burial will take place at a later date in Winterfield Township Cemetery.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to Amicare Home Hospice.
CADILLAC -- Anna M. Doyle of Cadillac died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000 at
Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 90. Arrangements are pending
at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.
LAKE CITY -- Hazel Duncan of Lake City died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000
at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was 74. Mrs. Duncan was born Aug. 11,
1926 in Aetna Township to James and Cecil (Cain) Snyder. She married Jack
Duncan in 1960. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1988.
Mrs. Duncan was a member of the Lake City Chapter #179 of the Order
of the Eastern Stars and the Manistee District #9394 Order of the Eastern
Stars. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was employed
at the Missaukee Cafe from 1945 to 1960, then moved to Flint. After retiring
in 1970, she purchased the Missaukee Cafe, which she then owned and operated
until 1986. She is survived by a son, Michael Duncan of Cadillac; daughter,
Patricia (Oscar) Soliz of Lake City; brother, Dorman Snyder of Cadillac;
sisters, Mabel (Norton) Hall and Dorothy Fraser, both of Lake City. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Jack. Funeral services will
be Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. at Young Funeral Home with Pastor Craig L.
Harris officiating. Visitation took place on Monday including Eastern Star
services conducted at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Lake City Cemetery.
HOXEYVILLE -- Margaret Evon Dostal of Hoxeyville died Monday, Jan.
1, 2001 at home with her family by her side. She was 88. Mrs. Dostal was
born Oct. 23, 1912 in Bass Lake to Anthony and Mary (Youcikas) Masunas.
She married Joseph M. Dostal on March 30, 1936 in Manistee. He died on
March 3, 1983. Mrs. Dostal was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing and spending
time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Allen)
Long of Hoxeyville; grandchildren, Colleen M. Runyon of Buckley, Russell
J. Long of Hoxeyville, Allen R. Long Jr. of Muskegon and Andrew H. Long
of Hoxeyville; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Elizabeth Junitas
of Boon. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery,
Hoxeyville. There will be no services. Memorials may be given to Munson
Hospice, 1293 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee, 49660. Arrangements were made
by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.