Miscellaneous Wexford County, Michigan Obituaries

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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 Home. 
 
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, Ohio. 
 
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 funeral home. 
 
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 County. 

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. 


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