Miscellaneous Wexford County, Michigan Obituaries
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|GAYLORD -- Gene Marie Martinof Gaylord, formerly of Cadillac, died
Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Tender Care Gaylord. She was 74. Mrs. Martin was
born June 2, 1925 in Cadillac, the daughter of Fred and Vera (Coulson)
Alt. She married William Martin May 3, 1947 in Cadillac. He preceded her
in death Aug. 24, 1989. Mrs. Martin attended St. Ann's Elementary, Cadillac
Senior High School and Mount Mercy Academy in Grand Rapids. She had a day
care center in her home for several years and had also worked at the Cadillac
Elk's Lodge several years ago. She was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church and St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac. She was a member of Cadillac's
Sweet Adelines. Survivors include her daughters, Janet A. (James) Flint
of Gaylord, Mary Jo (Rodney) Robbins of Longmont, Colo.; five grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband in 1989 and a sister, Leona Harvey. Services are 11 a.m. Friday
at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Father Greg McCallum officiating.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Funeral
Home, Cadillac. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac. Memorial
tributes may be made to the Cadillac Humane Society or any charity for
EVART -- Agnes McLachlanof Evart died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at Spectrum Health-Reed City Campus. She was 92. Mrs. McLachlan was born June 16, 1907 in Colfax Township, Mecosta County, the daughter of Fred and Augusta Louise (Blaumann) Bush. She married George A. McLachlan June 25, 1928 in Big Rapids. He preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. McLachlan graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1925 and attended County Normal. She was a member of Farm Bureau for many years and a member of the Emerald Lake Birthday Club. She was an exceptional housekeeper and cook. Survivors include daughters Lila (Laurence) Rosenberger of St. Louis, Mich. and Marilyn (Harold) Meads of Cadillac; son, George (Gail) McLachlan of Evart; daughter-in-law Carolyn (Joe) Curtin of Evart; sister Louise Johnson of Big Rapids; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son James F.; three sisters and two brothers. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, Rev. David Turley officiating. Visitation is from noon-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart.
CADILLAC -- Maud K. Moon of Cadillac died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 96. Mrs. Moon was born April 27, 1903 in Jennings to Bert and Leona (Clark) Curtis. She married Lloyd E. Moon Sept. 16, 1922 in Cadillac. He preceded her in death April 20, 1961. Mrs. Moon had lived all her life in this area. She had attended the First Congregational Church of Cadillac and had worked at Cochranes Clothing in Cadillac for 20 years and retired at the age of 80. She was a member of the Metropolitan Club and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include her children, William (Rose) Moon of Cadillac, Shirley (Leroy) Cooper of Cadillac, Larry (Sharon) Moon of Gwinn, Kay (Marvin) Curell of Maryville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in 1961; two brothers, Harry and Fred Curtis; and two sisters, Betty Miles and Neva LaBar. Private family services will be held at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, Rev. Christine Barton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home.
REED CITY -- Stanley F. Myk of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Luther, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in California. He was 75. Mr. Myk was born Oct. 7, 1924 in Luther and was a 1941 graduate of Luther High School. He married Nancy Foreman in April 1957. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Pacific campaign in World War II. After the war, he graduated from Michigan State University. He taught school in the East Lansing area until his retirement in 1985. He then lived in Luther and San Diego until moving to California permanently in 1986. Mr. Myk was a member of the Luther Lodge No. 370 F&AM. He was an avid bicyclist and active in bicycle clubs and tours in California. He had been employed with Seaworld in San Diego since 1990 as a tour guide. Survivors include his wife, of Oceanside; and sister, Eleanor (Floyd) Overton of ElCajon, Calif. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City, under the auspices of Luther Lodge F&AM, Robert Flynn officiating. Burial will be at North Park Cemetery in Luther. Visitation is at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.
FIFE LAKE -- Nora Jean Medley of Fife Lake died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at Tender Care in Traverse City after a 10-month illness. She was 69. Mrs. Medley was born July 10, 1930 in Huntsville, Ala. to Eddie and Bessie (Locke) Collins. She married Marvin Medley in Highland Park on Dec. 31, 1949. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1980. Mrs. Medley grew up in Alabama before coming to Highland Park as a young woman. She lived there and in Royal Oak for many years. She was employed at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak until retiring and moving to the Fife Lake area in 1977. She was a member of Fife Lake Baptist Church, the Berkley Order of the Eastern Star and the Fife Lake Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed her lodge memberships, needlecraft, reading and volunteering at the Fife Lake Library. Mrs. Medley is survived by her daughter, Donna (Genaro) Montano of Troy, and her grandson, Michael Jones of East Lansing. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Badrak. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fife Lake Baptist Church, Pastor Bruce VanDussen officiating. There will be a spring burial in Walton Cemetery, Fife Lake. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton. Memorial tributes may be made to Fife Lake Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
CADILLAC -- Helen E. Moynihan of Cadillac, formerly of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 85. Mrs. Moynihan was born July 19, 1914 in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of George and Ethel (Phillips) Ballantyne. She married Joseph Moynihan Feb. 25, 1950 in Flint. He preceded her in death January 1977. Mrs. Moynihan moved from the Flint area to Lake City in 1966. She also had lived in Falmouth for a time. She always enjoyed the area and the people who lived there. She was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Cadillac. Survivors include one son, Donald MacKay of Millington; one daughter, Joyce Davis of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Louis Ballantyne of Mount Bridges, Ontario, Canada; two sisters, Marion McCracken and Elva Blair, both of Mount Bridges; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, William MacKay in 1957; one sister, Frieda; and two brothers, Maxwell Ballantyne and George Ballantyne. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery. Visitation is from noon Friday until time of service. Memorial tributes may be made to Lakeview Lutheran Manor Chapel Fund.
TOLEDO -- John Richard Meyer Sr. of Holland, Ohio, formerly of Cadillac and Reed City, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was 61. Mr. Meyer was born Oct. 30, 1938 in Toledo to Paul J. and Betty (Stewart) Meyer. In 1960, he married Susan Bowers, who died in 1977. In 1978, he married Donna Harbaugh, who died in 1994. For over 16 years, Mr. Meyer was purchasing manager in electronics for Nartron in Reed City. He retired in 1999. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Cadillac and Sylvania, Ohio. Survivors include his son, John R. (Laurie) Meyer Jr. of Toledo; daughter, Linda A. (Victor) Fullerton of Tustin; father, Paul J. Meyer Sr. of Perrysburg; special friend, Marianne Reissig; step-son, Brad (Dorina) Rahman of Washington, D.C.; step-daughter, Dana (John) Bebeau of Toledo; and six grandchildren. Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E.S. Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio, with Pastor Dennis Hartman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
CADILLAC -- Marguerite Maitland of LeRoy died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. She was 87. Mrs. Maitland was born May 23, 1912 in Sarasota, Fla. to Arthur and Trena Jensen. She married Harold A. Maitland Nov. 20, 1930 in LeRoy; he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1976. Mrs. Maitland spent all her life in the LeRoy area. For most of her life, she worked in dairy and berry farming. In her later years, she made more than 200 quilts. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Rose Lake Free Methodist Church. Survivors include son, Arvin Maitland of LeRoy; daughters, Lorraine Horton of Burton, Ada Tupis of LeRoy, Leitha Sawyer of Norwalk, Calif., and Radene Knoop of Reed City; 28 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Maitland; and two brothers, Homer and Raymond Jensen. Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, with the Rev. Martin Borton officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lake Township Cemetery in Osceola County. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Rose Lake Free Methodist Church.
EVART -- John F. Morgan of Evart died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his home. He was 88. Mr. Morgan was born Feb. 6, 1912 in Orient Township, Osceola County, to Frank L. and Mary (Perry) Morgan. He married Gena L. Cass Nov. 3, 1933 in Orient Township. Mr. Morgan graduated from Evart High School in 1930. He was a lifelong resident of the Evart area. Mr. Morgan farmed until 1966, then worked for the state Plant Industry Division for 10 years, retiring in 1976. He attended Brooks Corner United Methodist Church. He was active in 4-H and Farm Bureau and was Orient Township clerk for 13 years. Mr. Morgan was also the first president of the Osceola County Fair Board. He loved hunting and going to high school football and basketball games. Survivors include his wife, Gena of Evart; sons, Edward (Judy), Dale (Reenie), Arlo (Lupe) and Richard, all of Evart, Arthur (Karen) of Lowell and David (Audrey) and James (Sharon), all of Sears; sister, Eva Ramey of Evart; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. Services are 1 p.m. today at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, with the Revs. James Morgan and Brian Bunch officiating. Burial will be in the Orient Township Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Home Hospice, 400 Perry Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307-2446.
CADILLAC -- Donald George Mishler Sr. of Cadillac died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at home. He was 75. Mr. Mishler was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Cadillac to George and Edith (Little) Mishler. He married Mary E. Coffel in Sherman Township Dec. 31, 1965. Mr. Mishler served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and worked as a pulp wood cutter in the area. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, woodworking and camping. As a young man he farmed in Wexford County. He loved his family and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Cadillac; daughters, Donnalu (William) Aldrich and Pamela Todd, of Cadillac; sons, Donald Jr. (Sharon) Mishler of Louisville, Ky. and Thomas Mishler of Cadillac; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Elmer and sister Lucille Cooley. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hitesman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Keeler officiating. Burial will be at Haring Township Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today.
LUTHER -- Carol Jean Maiville of Luther died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000.
She was 66. Mrs. Maiville was born Dec. 21, 1934 in Mercedes, Texas to
parents Meinrad and Alvina Torline, who both preceded her in death. She
grew up in Alamo, Texas, taught in Leslie for 25 years, then retired to
Luther and Ajo, Ariz. in 1988. Survivors include her husband of 43 years,
Nelson James; two daughters, Kateri (Wes) Blankenship of Springboro, Ohio
and Karen (James) Mikola of Northville; five sons, Michael (Kelley) of
Fenwick, Stephen (Marcia) of Lansing, Andrew (Susan) of Jackson, Christopher
(Eileen) of Rives Junction, and Randolph (Jean) of Onondaga; 13 grandchildren;
and four brothers, Kevin Torline of San Antonio, Texas, Karl (Carol) Torline
of Fredricksburg, Va., Robert Torline of Houston, Texas and James (Linda)
Torline of McAllen, Texas.
LAKE CITY -- William Edward McCallum of Lake City died Friday, March
31, 2000. He was 42. Mr. McCallum was born Dec. 23, 1957 in Dade County,
Fla. to Malcolm and Janet (Decker) McCallum. He was a drywall finisher
and a resident of the Lake City area for more than six years. He loved
golf, hunting and boating, and especially the outdoors. He belonged to
the Sons of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Jodi; children,
Tara, Jennifer, Traci and Bill, all of Lake City, and Jessica of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla.; grandchildren, Dylan Satchell and Haley Satchell of Lake City and
Joseph Michael Lovens of Fort Lauderdale; parents, Mac and Janet McCallum
of Lake City and Ardi Banks of Cadillac; and sister, Suzanne Henry of Marathon,
Fla. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Lake City, the
Rev. Andrew Dado officiating.
CADILLAC -- Lloyd David Maddox died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at Lakeview
Lutheran Manor. He was 79. Mr. Maddox was born Aug. 3, 1921 in Mancelona
to David and Goldie Maddox. He married Henrietta "Cupie" Iverson Sept.
23, 1950 in Cadillac. She preceded him in death Dec. 26, 1997. He enjoyed
fishing, hunting and mushrooming. He retired from Rex Air. Survivors include
his son, Tony (Frances) Maddox of Marion; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and son, Peter D. Maddox in
1967. Private family services were held. Burial took place in Maple Hill
Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Hitesman Funeral Home.
EVART -- Iva G. Nichols of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Evart, died Monday,
June 26, 2000 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. She was 64.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, Rev.
Brian Bunch officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
TRAVERSE CITY -- Raymond Ivan Nelson of Traverse City, formerly of Mancelona
and Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000. He was 75.