Miscellaneous Wexford County, Michigan Obituaries

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EVART -- Earl J. Taylor of Evart, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999 at Altercare of Big Rapids. He was 96. Services are 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sylvan Township Cemetery in Osceola County. 

EVART -- Margaret Taylor of Evart died Friday, Oct. 30, 1999 at Spectrum Health-Reed City Campus. She was 96. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Corey Funeral Home in Evart, the Revs. Gerald Welsh and Don Buege officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation is noon-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral. 

MCBAIN -- Mildred Arlene Taylor of McBain died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 93. Mrs. Taylor was born Aug. 12, 1906 in Grand Rapids to George W. and Lulu E. (Tompson) Eason. She married Arthur E. Taylor April 3, 1926 in Cadillac. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1987. Mrs. Taylor had worked at Cadillac Coat Factory and the H.L. Green Store in Cadillac. She and her husband operated the saw mill on Old 55 for many years. She enjoyed oil painting, knitting, tatting and crocheting. She also loved gardening. Survivors include children, Arthur E. Jr. and Thelma Taylor of McBain, Maxine VanderWoude of McBain and Joan (Dr. Arnold) Rosenwald of Davis, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one step great-great grandchild; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Olive) Eason of Howell; sisters, Janett Daggy of East Lansing and Georgia Fockler of Howell; sister-in-law, Jean Whaley of Cadillac; and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant son; daughter, Virginia Mitschelen; brother, James Eason; son-in-law Chuck VanderWoude; brothers-in-law, Floyd Fockler and Kenneth Daggy; 10 sisters-in-law; and 11 brothers-in-law. Services are 1 p.m. today at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain, the Revs. Thomas DeDoes and James Sweet officiating. Burial is in Lucas Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Michigan. 

REED CITY -- Lillian M. Thiel of Reed City died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at her home. She was 95. Miss Thiel was born Aug. 22, 1904 in Reed City to William and Lavina (DeBois) Thiel and attended the Holdenville School. Miss Thiel was a member of the Reed City United Methodist Church and formerly of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She enjoyed making quilts, crocheting, reading and spending time with her cats. Survivors include her great-nephew Randy Pontz, his wife, Jeane, and children Mandy and Gerry, who cared for her during the past 17 years; nieces and nephews Gertrude (Gerry) Pontz, John (Marilyn) Thiel, Ida Stephan, Keith (Julie) Thiel, Ken (Virginia) Thiel, Shirley (Jim) Burwell, William (Madeline) Thiel, Don (Barb) Thiel, Maxine (Bill) Bloom, Donna (John) Voelker and Wayne (Marilyn) Sengelaub; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Sengelaub; and brothers Harry, Otis, Dewey, Milton and Reuben Thiel. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Reed City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Blunt officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. 

EVART -- Pat Tryon of Evart died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at his home. He was 67. Mr. Tryon was born Aug. 6, 1932 at Lake Station to Perl and Jerdeana (Nelson) Tryon. He graduated in 1949 from Farwell High School. On July 28, 1951, he married Dorothy L. Cass in Evart. He enjoyed hunting, tractors and tractor pulling, and plowing snow. He retired to Evart in 1970 from J.W. William Asbestos Co. of Flint, then worked at Dean Foods until 1994. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tryon; daughter, Deana (Larry) of Evart; sons, Larry Tryon of Evart and Tim (Connie) Tryon of Evart; sister, Cleo Bauder of Flint; brother, Charles (Hazel) Tryon of Farwell; seven grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Corey Funeral Home in Evart, the Revs. Brian Bunch and Russ Atherton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. 

REED CITY -- James E. Thompson of Reed City died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Mecosta County General Hospital in Big Rapids. He was 71. Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Hersey and was a 1946 graduate of Big Rapids High School. He married Roma McInnis Nov. 7, 1952. She survives. Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post No. 2964 in Reed City. He was employed at J.C. Penney for more than 31 years managing stores in Big Rapids, Niles, South Bend, Ind., Ann Arbor and Caro, retiring in 1978. He then embarked on a second career with Color Tile Supermarket and managed outlets in Ft. Worth, Texas and Flint until 1993. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge F & AM of Caro and Scottish Rite Temple of Bay City. Survivors include his son, Bradley (Lynette) Thompson of Caro; daughters, Janet (Robert) Fulton II of Caro, Angela (John) Hornbeck of Ossineke; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory, and two brothers. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City, with the Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating. Burial will be in Hersey Village Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City. 

MARION -- Paul W. Thompson of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his home. He was 69. Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 12, 1930 in Osceola County to Darrel and Ethel Marie (DePew) Thompson. Mr. Thompson served for two years in the armed forces. He was retired from his position as a machine operator with General Motors in Flint after 31 years. He was an avid reader. He also enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time hunting and fishing. Survivors include his siblings, Evangeline Swindle of Marion, LeOra Boyle of Marion and John and Sue Thompson of Marion; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services are noon Wednesday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion, with Pastor Brian Miller officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. 

BOON -- Vernon Michael Torney of Boon died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at his home. He was 72. Mr. Torney was born Sept. 17, 1927 at St. Johns, Mich., the son of Peter and Marguerite (Gross) Torney. Mr. Torney moved to the Cadillac area in 1969. He loved the outdoors and as a retiree he worked and volunteered in the Huron/Manistee National Forest Department of Cadillac. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his children, Sandie (Terry) Baumann of Lake City, Shelly (Tom) Payne of Cadillac; Sharon (Doug) Behrns of Boon, Sallie (DeWayne) Peterson of LeRoy, Sylvia (Darryl) Snapp of Harrietta, Vernon (Janet) Torney of Fife Lake, Irene Torney of Auburn Hills and Rex (Jamie) Torney of Luther; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pearl Snyder of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Rexlynn and Leroy Torney. Services are at 11 a.m. today at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Father Greg McCallum officiating. Visitation is just prior to mass at the church. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the church. Arrangements were made by Peterson Funeral Home of Cadillac. 

LAKE CITY -- Dorothy Steffe Taggart of Lake City died at her home on Wednesday, March 1, 2000. She was 94. Mrs. Taggart was born Dec. 26, 1905 in Lake City to Everett and Minnie (Walton) Steffe. She married Joe Taggart in 1938; he preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Taggart graduated from Lake City High School in 1923 and from the University of Michigan in nursing in 1926. She lived in Ann Arbor and worked as a nurse until 1969 when she retired. At that time, she moved to Lake City to the Steffe family home. She traveled extensively, loved gardening and ceramics. Her three grandchildren were an important part of her life, and she also enjoyed her poodle, "Peppi," who was at her side as she passed away. Her ability to remember and tell about her many exciting experiences will be missed. Survivors include her son, Craig (Judy) Taggart of Gaylord; grandchildren Jennifer Taggart of Gaylord, Lisa Taggart of Astoria, N.Y., and Scott Taggart of 29 Palms, Calif.; nieces Joyce Fellows of Grand Rapids and Susan (Bob) Syvester of Saginaw; and nephew Tom (Barb) Steffe of Gurnee, Ill. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home, Rev. Jane Crabtree officiating. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Michigan, Cadillac. 

REED CITY -- Genelda B. Toman of Reed City died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at Spectrum Hospital, Reed City. She was 77. Mrs. Toman was born May 17, 1923 in Detroit. She married Royal Toman Nov. 25, 1967. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a resident of the Reed City area most of her life. She was a veteran, serving in the Women's Army Corps from 1942 to 1945. Mrs. Toman was employed with Ferris State University in food service for 25 years, retiring in 1987. Survivors include her son, Dick of Merrick, N.H.; daughters, Margie (Gerald) Knuth of Rockford and Wendy (Robert) Rolston of Reed City; brother, Orville Davis of Marion; sister, Mary Armstrong of Marion, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Genevieve Cogswell of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and two grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City with the Rev. David Stansky officiating. Burial will be in Ashton Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

LAKE CITY - Jerald Talsma of Lake City died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor in Cadillac. He was 88. Mr. Talsma was born Feb. 3, 1912 in Arlene to Tony and Frieda (Smith) Talsma. He married Anna Folgers May 23, 1941 in Lake City. Mr. Talsma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lake City. He had been employed for 30 years at the Missaukee County Road Commission, retiring in 1977. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anna; children, Marilyn (Roy) Tacoma of Falmouth and Bob (Becki) Talsma of Lake City; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Hinken and Margaret Huston. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City, with the Rev. Richard Budden officiating. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

REED CITY -- Robert A. Thiel II of Hersey died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 in Newport News, Va. as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 53. Mr. Thiel was born Oct. 28, 1947 in Lansing to Robert and Geraldine (Durham) Thiel.  He graduated from high school in Dearborn and then attended Michigan State University. Mr. Thiel had been employed at Ford Motor Company and at several other places. He lived in Rochester before moving to Hersey in 1985. He enjoyed music and reading, and was a member of the Hersey United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his father of Hersey; and brothers William R. (Amy) of Bartlesville, Okla., and James T. of Reed City.  He was preceded in death by his mother in 1996. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City, Rev. John Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Hersey Village Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

REED CITY -- Ray Truman of Reed City died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin. He was 92. Mr. Truman was born Dec. 25, 1907 in Richmond Township in Osceola County to Melvin and Ida (Thompson) Truman. He attended the Robinson School.  Mr. Truman had his musical training through the Oahu Publishing Co. and taught instrumental music in studios throughout Michigan, including Greenville, Cadillac, Big Rapids, Detroit, Saginaw, Bay City, and Reed City. He also lived in Elkhart, Ind. for 15 years, before retiring in 1969 and returning to Reed City. Mr. Truman attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his sons, Irvin (Alma) of LeRoy, Ronald (Lucille) of Reed City and Lynn (Barbara) of LeRoy; daughter June (Gerald) McQuestion of LeRoy; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the Osceola County Commission on Aging. Arrangements were made by the McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City. 

HERSEY -- Ruth F. Trimner of Hersey died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Fruitport. She was 89. Mrs. Trimner was born May 24, 1911 in Hersey to William and Karoline (Reichert) Haist. She married Clarence Trimner June 20, 1942 in Hersey. He preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1987. She attended Hersey schools, then Osceola County Normal, and later Central Michigan University. Mrs. Trimner had taught in country schools, including Highland, Ogilvie and Big Jackson schools, for a total of 28 years. She retired in 1976.  Mrs. Trimner lived in Hersey most of her life and was a member of the Hersey United Methodist Church and its women's organizations. Mrs. Trimner was also a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. She enjoyed sewing and craft work. Survivors include her daughters, Mary (James) Berghuis of Fruitport and Ramona Clemente of Evart; and grandchildren, Dominique, Shana, and Jack Clemente, Jr. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hersey United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Hersey Village Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hersey United Methodist Church.

WYOMING -- Ethel D. Venema of Wyoming died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999. She was 76. Mrs. Venema was born in Alamosa, Colo. on Oct. 26, 1923 to Anthony and Gezina (Heersink) DeBoer. She married Jerry Venema, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her stepchildren, Hilda (Jim) Cruz of Marion, Judy (Ben) Mitchell of Mount Blanchard, Ohio, and J. Marlin (Jean) Venema of Marion; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace (Gordon) DeYoung, Mary (Bill) Byl, Clara Nyhoff and Dorothy (Gerrit) VerSteeg; brother, Albert (Ali) DeBoer; sister-in-law, Hilda Pratt. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Wayne Venema. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Rd. in Wyoming, the Rev. Douglas Kamstra officiating. Burial will be in Kent Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Matthysse and Kuiper Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr., Grandville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Christian Reformed Church. 

WESTLAND -- Delores V. VanHulle of Westland, formerly of Tustin, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000. She was 67. Mrs. VanHulle was born March 10, 1932, the daughter of Jenny and the late Carl Johnson. Survivors include her mother, Jenny of the Tustin-Cadillac area; children Kay (Greg) Reikowski, Sandra Lang, Keri (Richard) Eisminger, William (Maureen) VanHulle; brothers Walter Johnson and Bernard Johnson; sisters, Elaine Mishler, Charlotte Harvey and Carol Bowman; and nine grandchildren. Services were Jan. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Wayne, Rev. Larry Rowland officiating. Burial was in Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland, Mich. Memorial tributes may be made to the University of Michigan Cancer Center. Arrangements were by Uht Funeral Home in Westland. 

CADILLAC -- Bailey Elaine Vermilyea, infant daughter of Jason and Lisa Vermilyea, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. Bailey was born Sept. 24, 1999 in Cadillac to Jason Douglas and Lisa Margaret (Foster) Vermilyea. Survivors include her parents of Cadillac; grandparents, Dan Foster, Deb Foster and Bill and Bev Vermilyea, all of Cadillac; great-grandparents, Clyde and Margaret Van Pelt and Ed and Harriet Foster, all of Cadillac, Edith Hughes of Ottawa Lake and Geraldine Vermilyea of Perrysburg, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by an uncle, Mark Van Pelt. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac, with the Rev. Carl Elwood officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

ANN ARBOR -- Rachel Kibby Hale Van Duzen died Saturday, March 4, 2000 at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was 98. Mrs. Van Duzen was born Jan. 27, 1902 in South Frankfort to Agnes and Lucien Kibby. When she was young, Mrs. Van Duzen and her sister, Fern, moved in with their half-sister and her husband, Mae and Walter Fewlass, in 1909. The Fewlasses raised the girls to adulthood in Manton. Mrs. Van Duzen married Floyd C. Hale Nov. 26, 1925 in Manton. He preceded her in death July 26, 1952. She married Verne L. Van Duzen, M.D. in Aug. 1957. He preceded her in death June 6, 1977. Besides caring for her two families, Mrs. Van Duzen worked at the Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Milan. After her retirement in 1967, she and her husband traveled extensively while enjoying their golden years. She lived her remaining years at the Milan Village Apartments from 1980 until Sep. 1999 when she moved to Marvin Manor in Milan, where she lived until her death. Survivors include her sons, Harold (Phyllis) Hale and Warren (Dee) Hale, both of Milan; daughter-in-law Geraldine Hale of Saline; stepsons Duane (Helen) Van Duzen of Freemont and Keith (Barbara) Van Duzen of Beulah; stepdaughter Jean Van Duzen, M.D. of Paonia, Colo.; nephew Ronald (Eleanor) Baynton of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Van Duzen was preceded in death by sisters Bertha Mowers, Mae Fewlass, and Fern Baynton; and son Paul Hale. Her family requests that memorial tributes be made to People's Presbyterian Church in Milan. Arrangements were made by Ochalek-Stark F.S. in Milan. 

MCBAIN -- Robert W. Vernier of McBain, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. He was 79. Mr. Vernier was born March 24, 1921, in Detroit, the son of John and Gladys (Moran) Vernier. He married Gretta Beerens May 18, 1968, at Taylor. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He worked as a tool and die worker at General Motors and Diesel Equipment Company in Wyoming. He retired in 1981 and moved to the McBain area in 1982. He enjoyed riding his tractor and hunting. Survivors include his wife, of McBain; his son Robert Jr. (Debbie) of Lakeview; stepdaughter Marilyn (Karl) Otte of Belding; step-son Gordon Medendorp of Wyoming; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; brother Frank (Clyda) of Tawas; sisters Betty (Dick) Minster of Westland, Shirley (Robert) Smith of Dearborn and Phyllis (Lewis) Agrall of Athens, Ill.; in-laws Herm and Lauradean Beerens and Gladys Beerens, all of McBain, Margaret VanDerMey of Traverse City, Dick and Cora Beerens of Jenison, George and Harriet Johnson of Marion, Lucille and Dale Medendorp of McBain. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain, Rev. Paul Lewis officiating. Visitation is today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Township Cemetery. 

CADILLAC -- Marvis Eleanor VanderVlught of Cadillac died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was 81. Mrs. VanderVlught was born Aug. 26, 1919 in Missaukee County to Frank and Odessa Estelle (Leonard) Swartwood. She married Raymond VanderVlught March 27, 1937 in Lucas. She was a homemaker, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. VanderVlught was a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking and baking. Survivors include her husband, Raymond VanderVlught of Cadillac; daughter, Esther (Dallas) Ashbay of Cadillac; grandchildren, Steve (Mimi) Johnson of San Diego, Calif., Mike (Cris) Johnson of Grand Rapids, Mark Ashbay of Shelby, Paul (Ann) Ashbay of Cadillac, Susan (Aaron) Whipple of Cadillac, and Sarah (James) Burkhart of Mount Pleasant; stepgrandson, Richard Hill; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Drexel (Lucille) Swartwood of Lakeland, Fla.; and special friends, Judy and Ray Hill of Cadillac. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Swartwood, Jr., Leonard Swartwood, and Arden Swartwood; sister, Mida Wallace; and daughter, Emilie Marie Hill on Sept. 30, 1999. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Cadillac, Rev. David McMahon officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Lucas Cemetery in Lucas. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Peterson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund of the Home Bible League. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

MCBAIN -- John Vennema of McBain died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Mercy Hospital-Cadillac. He was 80. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Burkholder Funeral Home of McBain. 

FLINT -- Vera May (Brooks) Vargason of Flint, died Nov. 10, 2000. She was 85. Mrs. Vargason was born June 20, 1915 in Hoxeyville. She married Leonard Vargason of Rapid City on Dec. 28, 1934. They met when Leonard was serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Hoxeyville.  Survivors include her husband; daughters Shirley (Don) Frost of Alden, Phyliss (Jerry) Sanders of Lapeer, Wanda (Marshall) Delay of Lennon, Margaret (Joe) Frame of Birch Run and Connie (Jim) Stevenson and Donna (Ron) Kellaway, both of Grand Blanc. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Clarice Tompkins. Services were held Nov. 13 at Brown's Funeral Home in Flint, Pastor Ray Luke officiating. 

BEULAH -- Adrian W. "Woody" Vander Linde of Beulah died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at Cartwright Hospice Center in Saginaw. He was 64. Mr. Vander Linde was born Jan. 31, 1936 in Kalamazoo to the late Adrian J. and Mercy (Wood) Vander Linde. Upon graduation from high school in Kalamazoo, Mr. Vander Linde enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from Oct. 12, 1954 until Aug. 27, 1959. After returning from the service, he attended Western Michigan University where he earned his BA and teaching certificate. He continued his education at Indiana Northern Professional School of Management, where he received his masters of business administration degree. Mr. Vander Linde was employed for 13 years at Western Electric Hawthorn in Cicero, Ill., and for 15 years at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago, Ill. as manager of security. For the past five years Mr. Vander Linde had been president of Vander Linde and Associates. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in Traverse City and Maine and was a retired 25 year member of the American Society of Industrial Security. Survivors include his wife, Vickie J. Vander Linde of Beulah; sons, George A. (Katherine), Thomas J., and John J., all of Aurora, Ill., and Matthew R. (Tammy) Vander Linde of Kingsley; daughter, Julie Ann Vander Linde of Crestwood, Ill.; stepson, Michael A. Avery of Clarkston; stepdaughter, Nicole M. Avery of Chicago, Ill.; grandsons, Wyatt Vander Linde of Aurora, Ill., and Justin Halberg of Crestwood, Ill.; granddaughters, Jillian Vander Linde of Aurora, Ill., and Whitney and Ashley Vander Linde of Kingsley; sister, Joan Phillips of Morris Plains, N.J.; brother, Louis (Nancy) Vander Linde of Frankfort; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. June 14, 2001, Flag Day, at the residence. 
Arrangements were handled by Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Vivian V. Veldman of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Cadillac, died Dec. 25, 2000 in Minneapolis. She was 87. Survivors include her niece Carol (Robert) Sellers; nephews Jan (Nancy) Blick, Peter (Elizabeth) Blick, Allan (Patricia) Blick; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; many dear friends and Jones Harrison Residence neighbors. No services are planned.


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