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CADILLAC -- Carl Henry Osterlund of Orlando, Fla., and Cadillac died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Orlando. He was 86. Mr. Osterlund was born in Jennings Aug. 23, 1913 to Verner and Singa (Appelgren) Osterlund. He married Margaret R. Boughner Aug. 16, 1942 in Traverse City. She preceded him in death Feb. 2, 1986. He later married Martha "Betty" Hendrix, who survives. Mr. Osterlund was employed by the Cadillac Area Public Schools, then Reed and Wheaton Jewelers as a watch maker. He was a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church of Cadillac and the Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando. Mr. Osterlund served his country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Martha "Betty" Osterlund of Orlando and Cadillac; son, Gene "Skip" (Judy) Osterlund of Harbor Springs; grandchildren, JoEllen, Thomas, Kathryn, Erik and Kelly Osterlund; brothers, Hartley (Dorothy) Osterlund of Duluth, Minn., Stanley (Evelyn) Osterlund of Hastings and Robert (Marie) Osterlund of Brighton; sisters, Ruby (Mack) Gray of Orlando, Vernice (Aaron) Buckley of Orlando, Alice (Delmar) Emmel of Big Lake and Beth (Robert) Doll of Brighton; and several nieces and nephews. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Hill Baptist Church in Cadillac, the Rev. Mark W. Pietscher officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials can be made to Temple Hill Baptist Church of Cadillac or Delaney Street Baptist Church of Orlando. Envelopes are available at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Arrangements were by Peterson Funeral Home. 
 
CADILLAC -- Barbara Ann Olmstead of Cadillac died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 72. Mrs. Olmstead was born Jan. 22, 1928 in Cadillac to Stanley and Minnie (Peasley) Cornell. She married Wayne Olmstead June 29, 1946 in Cadillac. He preceded her in death July 8, 1980. Mrs. Olmstead had lived all her life in this area. She was employed at B.F. Goodrich, Goss Canvas, Peterson-Westberg and Plymouth Industries. She was last employed for 8 1/2 years at Girl Coat Co. She loved canning, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, mushrooming, gardening and fishing. Survivors include sons Stanley (Minnie) Olmstead and John (Jan) Olmstead, all of Cadillac; daughter Ann (Gene) Porter of Boon; grandchildren Jason and Dustin Olmstead, Jeffrey (Michelle) Olmstead, Chad Hoffman, David (Kelly) Tubbs, Jennifer (David) Johnson, Charles (Heather) Ensor, Angie Ensor and Samantha Olmstead; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Velma Sanscrainte of Cadillac, Joanne (Harold) Sanscrainte of Tustin and Eleanor (Russell) Marshall of Grand Ledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers Melvin, Harold, Kenneth, William, Raymond and Richard Cornell; and great-grandson, Harley Johnson. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, the Rev. Kelvin Ruhl officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Michigan. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
 
CADILLAC -- Kenneth E. Oligney of Cadillac died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Kithaven Extended Care Facility in Flint. He was 78. Mr. Oligney was born Dec. 18, 1921 in Cadillac to Howard C. and Cleo (Brigham) Oligney. He married Doris I. Largent Nov. 27, 1949 in Cadillac. Mr. Oligney had lived in Traverse City for two years, Swartz Creek for 35 years, then moved back to Cadillac in 1984. He graduated from Cadillac High School in 1940. He served in World War II in the U.S. Air Force as a medical technician with the 483rd Bombardment Group. He was a life member of the 483rd Bombardment Group Association, life member of the VFW Post No. 3720 of Swartz Creek and a member of the American Legion Post No. 94 in Cadillac. He was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac. Mr. Oligney enjoyed traveling and spending his summers at his summer home at Sugar Island, fishing, the outdoors. He was employed at the Michigan School for the Deaf as a painter and carpenter for 33 years and was with the State of Michigan for a total of 37 1/2 years. Survivors include his wife, Doris Oligney of Cadillac; son, Robert (Rachel) Oligney of Flushing; four grandchildren; brother, Michael (Kay) Oligney of Lowell; and sister, Alvera (Dale) Gilbert of Arcadia. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ethelyn Sandelius and Beverly Martin. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Elaine Gomulka officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Memorials can be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
 
REED CITY -- Frank A. Ortwein of Luther died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at Spectrum Hospital--Reed City Campus. He was 78. Mr. Ortwein was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Luther and was a resident of Flint for more than 20 years, returning to Luther in 1986. He was employed at Buick Motor Division in Flint for 20 years, retiring in 1985. He is survived by four sisters, Hedwig Staab of Novi, Emma Scheib of Marseilles, Ill., Florence Motzer of Luther and Gertrude (Oscar) Hensler of Southfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City with the Rev. Robert Mattern officiating. Burial will be in North Park Cemetery in Luther. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

CADILLAC -- Herbert Pearce of Cadillac died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at his home. He was 80. Mr. Pearce was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Cornwall St. Ives, England, the son of Herbert and Elizabeth (Curnow) Pearce. He married Dora C. Gordon April 19, 1941 at Flint. Mr. Pearce was a 1938 graduate of Central High School of Flint. He was employed by G.M. Buick Division. He was a sergeant with the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a 20-year member of Elks Lodge No. 2010 of Naples, Fla., and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Dora C. Pearce of Cadillac; one son David M. (Deborah) Pearce of Cadillac; five grandchildren David (Julie) Pearce II, Matthew Pearce, Thomas Pearce, Micah Pearce and Jade Pearce, all of Cadillac; one sister, Ada Minniear of Tennessee; loving-in-laws Ruby Herrmann of Petoskey, A.J. Streeter of Flint, and Ruth and John Trulson/Wynn of Naples, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends. Services are at noon Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Father Greg McCallum officiating. Burial will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 832 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac, Mich. 49601. Envelopes are available at the church. Arrangements were made by Peterson Funeral Home of Cadillac. 
 
MARION -- Othal H. Poston of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. He was 70. Mr. Poston was born Sept. 1, 1929 to Alet and Josie (Ward) Poston in Livingston, Tenn. He married Mavis D. Metcalf July, 1955 in Detroit. She preceded him in death. Mr. Poston served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War with the military police from 1949-51. He was retired from his position with Chrysler Automotive after many years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with his family. Survivors include his step-daughter, Melvina (Charles) Forest of Diamond, Mo.; siblings, Ward Poston, Gladys Poston, Mildred Melton and Reva White, all of Tennessee; grandchildren, Neal, Colleen and Mark Forest; and one great-grandchild, Todd Forest. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion, Pastor Brian Miller officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Marion. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the family. 
 
PAYSON, Utah -- Adlah V. Potrude of Payson, Utah, formerly of Cadillac, died Jan. 26, 2000 in a nursing home in Orem, Utah. She was 86. Mrs. Potrude was born Dec. 9, 1913 in Jennings, Missaukee County, the daughter of Anton and Lena (Jehnzen) Anderson. She married James H. Potrude in Cadillac in July 1939. He preceded her in death in November 1989. When Mrs. Potrude was a child, her family moved from Jennings to Cadillac. She graduated from Cadillac High School and Wexford County Normal. She taught school for many years in Wexford and Missaukee counties at schools such as Stoneledge, Taylor, Hoxeyville and Bosscher. After moving to southern Michigan, she continued her education and received her degree from Adrian College. She taught at Tecumseh and Onstad before retiring to Arizona. Survivors include daughters Beverly of New Mexico and Darlene of Payson, Utah; three grandchildren, Becky, Jeff, and Cindy of New Mexico; two great-grandchildren; brother Douglas (Virginia) Anderson of Cadillac; sister-in-law Florence Anderson of Cadillac and Florida; brother-in-law Everett (Emily) Potrude of Cadillac; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Albert Anderson. Services were held Jan. 31 at the Walker Funeral Home in Payson, Utah with Rev. Steve Barsuhn officiating. 
 
MARION -- Caroline A. Peabody of Marion died Dec. 28, 1999 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 92. Mrs. Peabody was born Oct. 24, 1907 to Robert and Sarah (Shafer) Freeman in Thorpe. She married Gerry D. Peabody Jan. 15, 1947 in Harrietta. He preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1966. Mrs. Peabody worked as a clerk in the post office and in several downtown stores. She served as an agent for the Ann Arbor Rail Road Depot in Harrietta, North Star and Rosebush before moving to Marion in 1958 to work in the Marion Train Depot. Survivors include two daughters, Dorine Barr of Olathe, Kan. and Shalimar (Maynard) Danks of St. Louis, Mich.; one sister, Rose (David) Packer of Cadillac; one brother, Sanford Freeman of Lansing; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Mary Jordan and Gloria Burkett; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandson. Services were held Dec. 30 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Marion with Father Rock Badgerow officiating. Burial has taken place in the Greenwood Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements were by Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion. 
 
MESICK -- Imo Gene Pittsof Mesick died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at her residence in Springville Township. She was 81. Mrs. Pitts was born Feb. 15, 1918 in Huntington, Ind., the daughter of Boyd and Hazel (Walter) Hyser. She married Clifton DeWitt Pitts Oct. 7, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He preceded her in death April 1, 1999. She had worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne, Ind. and enjoyed playing golf, bingo and making ceramics. Survivors include two stepsons, Duane Pitts and Gerald Pitts; her brother, Oral (Marguerite) Hyser of Fort Wayne; her stepsister, Evelyn (Edward) Boltin of Fort Wayne; brother-in-law, Vern (Betty) Pitts of Denver, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Shirley (Gary) Herline of Muskegon and June Pitts of Twin Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother and father; and her stepfather, Samuel Henline. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva with Pastor Dan Spicer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wexford County Council on Aging. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
 
LAKE CITY -- Elmer E. Perrigo of Lake City, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at his home. He was 88. Mr. Perrigo was born Sept. 24, 1911 in Stanton, the son of Theodore W. and Florence (Ellsworth) Perrigo. He married Wilma Helene Baker. She preceded him in death in 1991. Mr. Perrigo was a resident of Lake City for more than 67 years. Besides being a lover of knowledge, he was an accomplished woodworker and master gardener. He retired in 1973 after 33 years with Consumers Power Company. Survivors include his children, Capitola (Ron) Starr of Grand Ledge, William (Glennice) Perrigo of Lake City, Bonnee (Robert) Elston of Lewiston and Toni Jagger of Belding; grandchildren Marsha (Bill) Perrigo Heck of Edmond, Okla., Todd (Renae) Starr of St. Joseph, Adam Starr of Grand Rapids, Leslie Jagger of Duluth, Minn., Tari Perrigo of Grand Rapids, Andrew Starr of Richmond, Va., Callie Jagger Dragon of New Windsor, N.Y., Megan Elston of Kalamazoo, Carrie Elston of East Lansing; great-grandchildren Chase Heck and Hannah Starr; sisters Betty (Elwin) Crouch and Lula Vandenbos; brother Ellsworth Perrigo; many nieces and nephews; and his good friend, Uretta Hill. He was preceded in death by brothers Laurel, Lawrence and R. Gordon Perrigo; and sisters Dorothy Parks, Vivian Flint and Carrie Park. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Young Funeral Home, Lake City, the Rev. Richard Budden officiating. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Missaukee District Library or Hospice of Michigan, Quality of Life Fund, Cadillac Chapter. 
 
CADILLAC -- Mary W. Payne of Cadillac died Friday, March 10, 2000 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. She was 95. Mrs. Payne was born Aug. 16, 1904 in Springfield, Ill. to William and Lizzie (Wilson) Mickey. She married Fred Delos Payne Dec. 25, 1931 in Lucas. He preceded her in death July 11, 1977. Mrs. Payne lived most of her life in Cadillac. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cadillac. Survivors include her son, Mickey (Barbara) Payne of Cadillac; and her grandchildren, Rev. James (Cindy) Payne of Joplin, Miss. and Paul Payne of Cadillac. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, with Rev. James Payne and Rev. John Folkers officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
 
MCBAIN -- June H. Peltier of McBain died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 77. Mrs. Peltier was born June 9, 1922, in Detroit, the daughter of George A. and Gladys (Hoeft) Boyd. She married Salvester Peltier, who preceded her in death in 1987. Mrs. Peltier was retired from her position as a bookkeeper. She was also a waitress at the Jack Pine Restaurant in Harrison several years ago. She enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. She also liked to sew, work on crafts and go to yard sales. She loved cooking for her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughters, Melody Semeach of Manton and Linda (Sarge) Bigford of Marion; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Dennis Williams officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Peltier's family. 
 
LUTHER -- Theodore J. "Ted" Petschauer of Luther died Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at his home. He was 89. Mr. Petschauer was born Nov. 13, 1910 in Ellsworth Township to Mathias and Martha (Koch) Petschauer. He married Genevieve Slatkowski in 1944. Mr. Petschauer was a lifelong resident of the Luther area and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He was a member of the Luther Senior Citizens Club. He worked as a farmer and carpenter before being employed by Cooper Industries. He worked there for 16 years, retiring in 1973. Mr. Petschauer served on the Luther Community School and Pine River Area School Boards and the Ellsworth Township Board. He retired from his township trustee position after 52 years. He also was a member of the local Grange and Wildlife Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and farming the family homestead.  Survivors include three daughters, Donna (Bob) Long and Barbara (Sig) Johnson of Luther, and Terri (Paul) Vanias of Panorama, Greece; grandchildren Michael, Becky, Julie, Andy, Holly and Alex; and great-grandchildren Joey and Joshua. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church of Luther with Fr. Joseph Fix officiating. Burial will be in North Park Cemetery in Luther. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City. A scripture service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake County Habitat for Humanity or the Luther Area Museum. 

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Michael Paddock, formerly of Cadillac, died Feb. 23, 2000 in Glendale, Calif. He was 54. Mr. Paddock was born Aug. 25, 1945 in Cadillac to Chester and Gertrude (Miller) Paddock. Mr. Paddock worked as an inspector specialist for Choice Point Co. in Glendale. Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Giles of Glendale; father, Chester Paddock of Traverse City; brother, Max (Pamela) Paddock of Abilene, Texas; sister, Ann Hoffner of Burbank, Calif.; nephews, Christopher Paddock of Abilene, Michael Sean Hoffner of Glendale; and James Hoffner of San Diego; aunts, Helen Majerle of Cadillac, and Florence Majerle of Cadillac. Services will be this summer at St. Ann Church in Cadillac. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cadillac. Arrangements were made by Cabot and Sons Funeral Directors in Glendale.

LAKE CITY -- Dean E. Pennington of Lake City died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000 at his home. He was 74. He was born May 24, 1926 in Pickford to Frank and Margaret (Nelson) Pennington. Mr. Pennington was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. ArmyAir Corps. He was a life member of the VFW No. 7958 in Hessel, the American Legion Post No. 300 in Lake City, and the AmVets in Cadillac. He was employed by the State of Michigan Highway Department for 35 years, retiring in 1981. He operated a Lawn Boy Service until 1999. Survivors include his wife, Janet (Pat); son, Frank (Sue) Pennington of East Jordan; daughters, Lynn Gustafson of Lansing, Pamela (Mike) Holland of Reed City, and Carol (Tim) Heck of Battle Creek; brother, Maitland (Patricia) Pennington of Sault Ste. Marie; sister, Edna (Jack) Roe of Sault Ste. Marie; and grandchildren, Ryan, Stuart, Devon, Christopher, Luke, Marcie, Tricia, Jenna, and Jarrod. He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis. 
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home in Lake City, Rev. Richard Budden officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie.Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 
CADILLAC -- William L. "Bill" Phillips of Cadillac died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, following a long illness. He was 75. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge at 122 S. Mitchell St. in Cadillac. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were made by Hitesman Funeral Home. 

CADILLAC -- Maxine Louise Preston died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Cadillac. She was 61. Mrs. Preston was born Aug. 13, 1939, the daughter of Harold and Marie (Desloover) Almquist, at Grosse Pointe. She married Charles M. Preston, April 18, 1959 in Roseville. She loved her family and her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Charles Preston of Mesick; sons, Charles Preston II and Christopher (Terri) Preston, both of Mesick; daughter, Charlotte (Larry) Mason of Detroit; grandsons, Matthew and Chawn Preston; brothers, Ture (Sue) Almquist, Gerald Almquist, Richard Almquist; sister, Geraldine Almquist; sister-in-law, Jan Barber; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Harold Almquist. Memorial services are planned at the Cornell Revival Center. For information, call 269-4662. 
Arrangements by Hitesman Funeral Home, Cadillac. 
 
CADILLAC -- Doris Phillipson of Cadillac died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. Arrangements are pending at Hitesman Funeral Home. 

REED CITY -- Florence B. Proctor of Paris died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at her home. She was 79. Mrs. Proctor was born April 29, 1921 in Rathbone to Hazen and Maude (Welch) Miller, II. She married Carl Shaver Aug. 12, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1976. In 1978 she married Milton Proctor, who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2000.  She attended Alma and Sowers Schools in Gratiot County. Mrs. Proctor had lived in Ithaca and Reed City before moving to Paris 23 years ago. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. Survivors include her son, Michael Shaver of Paris; daughters, Ruth Ann (James) Alexander, and Linda (James) Schonert, all of Evart; sister, Marion (Mason) Grossett of Edmore; grandchildren, Angela, Shara, and James Alexander, II; and nine stepchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. 
Following cremation, there will be a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements were made by the McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City. 

CADILLAC -- Marie Wilhelmina Sluiter Peterson of Cadillac died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Cadillac. She was 81. 
Mrs. Peterson was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Wexford County to George and Ethel Sluiter. She married Harold D. Peterson on Aug. 16, 1940 at the Selma Street Church in Cadillac. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1998. Mrs. Peterson worked for 40 years at different places in the Cadillac area, including Johnny's Restaurant, Hillcrest Restaurant, Ursula's, and Gould Drug Store. She loved to wait on people and talk to everyone. She loved her grandson and took care of two special family members, Lucas and Ashley Apps. Mrs. Peterson attended the Crossroads Community Church in Cadillac. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene (Clifford) Kraai of Cadillac; grandson, Bradley Kraai of Lake City; sisters, Minnie (Al) Weatherwax of Lake City, Myrtle (William) Troy of Belmont, and Martha Greenberg of Cadillac; and in-laws, Maurice Peterson, and Mildred Foster, both of Cadillac. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mildred Fisk, and Marion Fisk; brother, Gossie Sluiter; and in-laws, George Fisk, James Rogers, Lawrence Johnson, Margaret Peterson, Phyllis Peterson, Edith Whitney, John and Phyllis Dunbar, and Frieda Sluiter. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Crossroads Community Church in Cadillac, Rev. Gerald L. Heyd officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery in Missaukee County.  Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.
 
 


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