Miscellaneous Chippewa County, Michigan Obituaries


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Jack D. Kiernan Jr., 46, of Traverse City, went to be with his Lord and Savior July 29, 2000 after years of struggling with Hepatitis C. He passed away at the University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor.
Jack was born May 25, 1954, in Pigeon, the son of Jack D. and Margaret Ann Nash Kiernan.
A salesman for Fasteners Inc., he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing Christian music on his guitar. A "Jack of all trades," he was known for his ability to fix anything.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa C. (Marshall) Kiernan of Traverse City; five children, Shaun Bergsma, Claire Marshall, Ian Marshall, Sarah Kiernan, and Ian Kiernan; two brothers, Dan Kiernan of Florida and Tim Maskus of Michigan; two sisters, Kathy Maskus of Michigan and Michelle Curtis of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Castor.
Friends may call at the time of memorial services which will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St. in Traverse City; the Rev. Del Kinney will officiate.

Clyde Willis, Jr., 84, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away on Monday evening, July 31, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital. 
Mr. Willis was born August 9, 1915 on Neebish Island, Mich. He served his country in the Army during World war II. He fought at Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. Later he worked as an assistant lockmaster at the Soo Locks. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3676, as well as the American Legion Post #3.
He is survived by his wife, Sophie Willis; two sons, Willard Willis and Gerald Willis both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two daughters, Carol Willis and Jane Latour both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; two step-sons, Roger Young and Ernie Young both of Detroit, Mich.; a step-daughter, Marie Kinville of Lansing, Mich.; and nine grandchildren, Douglas Willis, Nathan Latour, Travis Latour, Janelle Latour, Michael Kinville, Ellen Kinville, Christopher Willis, Sally Willis, and Holly Willis. Other survivors include one brother, James Willis of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and two sisters, Olive Leazier of Hulbert, Mich., and Verna McDonald of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mildred (Hartness) Willis; a brother, Richard Willis; and four sisters, Eva Griffin, Hazel Downey, Ruby Steen, and Ada Boyd.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 at Hovie Funeral Home with Captain Thomas Riggs officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Linda Markham Sylvester, 58, was born January 30, 1942 and died August 4, 2000 at 4:30 p.m. at U-M Hospital.
She was the daughter of Melvin and E. Lisle Markham, and they predeceased her.
She is the wife of A.W. "Bill" Sylvester; mother of Mark, Michael (Debbie), Denea (Tim); grandmother of David, Kara, Jason, Danielle, Zachary; and sister of David (Bennie) and Nancy; Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 8 from 2 until 9 p.m., and Wednesday, August 9 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI 48184. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 10 at 10 a.m. and burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Nona Jean Glac, 68, of Dryden, Mich. passed away Friday, August 4, 2000 at 3032 Blacks Comers Rd. after an extended illness.
Nona Jean (Izzard) Crisp was born February 19, 1932 in DeTour, Mich. She graduated from Pickford High School. She was married to Edward Quintin Glac on July 8, 1972 in Royal Oak, Mich. She was a homemaker and attended St. John Episcopal Church in Dryden. She bowled in several local bowling leagues.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Glac of Dryden, Mich.; three daughters, LouAnn Sherman of Imlay City, Linda (Ray) Lessard of Almont, and Dolores (Tim) Risch of Royal Oak; three sons, Brian (Julie) Johnson of Imlay City, Bruce (Linda) Johnson of Stalwart, Mich., and Paul (Alyse) Glac of Brookline, Mass.; three sisters, Mildred Warren of Pickford, Mich., Wilma Stefanski of Raber, Mich., and Audrey (Joe) Terrien of Davison; four brothers, George (Eleanor) Crisp of Harrison, Mich., Marshall (Faye) Crisp of Goetzville, Mich., Robert (Melvina) Crisp of Lake City, Mich., and Harold (Cynthia) Crisp of Goetzville, Mich.; and mother-in-law, Grandma Glac of Royal Oak, Mich. Nona is also survived by 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mildred (Izzard) Crisp; a brother, Kenneth Crisp; two sisters, Gladys Earl and Mary Ethel Crisp; and an infant daughter.
Funeral services took place Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City, MI 48444, Reverend Wanda Ray will officiate with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Pickford on August 8. 

Claude A. Cater, 81, passed away at Orchard Park Nursing Home on July 31, 2000 in Tacoma, Wash. He was born on September 27, 1918 on Drummond Island and was raised on Drummond Island, Mich.
Claude served in the Army as a medic during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He retired from Civil Service after 20 years at McCelland AFB in Sacramento, Calif. Claude always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.
He is survived by three daughters, Deborah Baker (Martin) of Tacoma, Wash., June Byrd of Abaline, Texas, and Linda Cater and son Mike Cater both of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mable Cater.
A memorial service will be held in Tacoma, Wash. at 2 p.m. on August 7. A graveside service will be held at Drummond Island Cemetery, Drummond Island, Mich., Friday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Bob Milne officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford, Mich.

Stanley James McKee, 92, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away Sunday morning, August 6, 2000 at his home.
Stan was born on October 22, 1907 in Bruce Township, Mich. to James and Mary (Johnson) McKee. He worked for Armstrong Oil Co., J. L. Whitehead Construction Co., and he was Sheriff of Chippewa County from 1960 until 1967. In 1972, he retired from the Chippewa County Road Commission. Before retirement, he was the caretaker of the I-75 Rest Area. His memberships include the Sault Wesleyan Church and the Michigan Sheriff's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Erma (Eveleigh) McKee; one son, James (Margaret) McKee of Round Lake, Ill.; two grandchildren, Laura (Jerry) Deitz and James McKee both of Round Lake, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Zackery Deitz, and Jessika and Kaylin McKee; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Doris Brownlee Hillock; and one brother, Charles McKee.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8 from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at Hovie Funeral Home with Reverend Dale Kessler and Reverend Richard Moore officiating. Burial will be at Donaldson Cemetery.
Memorials may be left to the Sault Wesleyan Church.

BOISCLAIR, RICHARD, 63, of Evergreen Shores, St. Ignace died August 7, 2000 at Mackinac Straits Hospital ER. Arrangements are incomplete, and handled by Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace.

Ronald Augustson was born August 1, 1939 and passed away on May 3, 2000 in Cookville, Tenn. while visiting his mother and sons family.
Ronald (Augie), was born and raised in the Rudyard area until his family moved to Detroit. He served in the military and after leaving, married Judy Mattson from Munising. He recently retired from the State of Michigan prison system in Ionia. He and Judy lived in Saranac.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; two children, a daughter Theresa, and a son Eric; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Marian; and a brother, Larry and family. He leaves many cousins in the Rudyard area. 
His father Heino, died several years ago.
Graveside services and cremation interment will be in the North Rudyard Cemetery on Saturday, August 12 at 3 p.m.

Zelpha Kozusko, 87, of St. Ignace died Tuesday evening, August 8, 2000 at Northern Michigan Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Cooks, Mich. December 18, 1913. Her parents were Edward and Ida (Miller) Miller. She was married to Edward Kozusko, a retired Master Sgt. Ariel Photographer, and they owned and operated Kozusko Pastie Shop on West US 2 many years. Edward died January 7, 1987. The Pastie Shop is now known as Suzies Pasties. Zelpha was a very active outdoors person, and the family Millers Camp was their pride and joy. She was very active in the Democratic Party.
She is survived by her son, Frank (Sharon) Rogers of Three Rivers; three grandchildren, Melanie Leimbach, Brian Rogers, and Zelpha Smith; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bertine Fenner; a brother, Bill Miller; and a daughter-in-law, Frances Rogers.
There will be no visitation at her request, and a graveside service will be held at Brevort Cemetery in Brevort on Saturday, August 12 at 11 a.m. with Deacom Donald Olmstead officiating.   Dodson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Hannah Wilks, 2, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2000.
Hannah is survived by her loving parents, Matthew and Sue Anne (Cleary) Wilks; brothers, Adam and Aaron; and grandparents, Winston and Betty Wilks, and William (Pat) and Delores Cleary.
Visitation is Tuesday, August 15, 10 until 11:30 a.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home, 113 Maple St., Sault Ste. Marie. Memorial reception will be held at 1 p.m. at 612 Dillon, Sault Ste. Marie.

Marie Josephine Stefanski, 94, of Goetzville, Mich. passed away Friday afternoon, August 11, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Marie was born in Chicago on April 12, 1906 and moved to Goetzville in 1932. She was employed with the US Postal Service working as a mail carrier in Goetzville/Stalwart area for 20 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and watching TV. Marie was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church where she was a member of the Alter Society and choir.
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine (Raymond) Smith of Garden City, Mich. and Gertrude Steib of Raber, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren. 
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Stefanski in 1959; sons, Donald and Robert; brother, Stanley Rakoczy; sister, Stella Rakoczy; and grand-son, Robbie Smith.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 13 at Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Mich. from 4 until 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church on Monday, August 14 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Jerry Nowacki celebrant. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorials may be left the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are being handled by the Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford, Mich.

Ronald Arthur Cowell, 67, of Mackinac Island died Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2000 at his home following a short illness. He was born November 17, 1932 in Pickford to Fuller Arthur and Martha Evelina (Johnson) Cowell. He married Peggy Green of Mackinac Island June 15, 1951 and they lived in Westpoint, Ky. for five years, returning to Mackinac Island. He was a very active citizen on the Island, and with impeccable work ethics. He worked for the Grand Hotel as Maintenance man for many years, also the Chippewa Hotel, Mackinac College and M.R.A. before that, served on the Mackinac Island City Council, School Board, Lions Club, Planning Commission, Medical Center Board, Police force, drove taxi nights for Carriage Tours, and a Mackinac Island Fireman nearly 40 years. He was known as the Maintenance Man on Mackinac. He worked until Monday, August 7 even though he was very ill with cancer. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Westpoint, Ky. He leaves a great void on Mackinac Island.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; four sons, Keith of St. Marys, Georgia, Michael (Vicki) of Carp Lake, Ronald Jr. (Kim) of Green Bay, Wisc., and James (Kendra) Cheboygan; four daughters, Laurie (Jim) Bradley of Green Bay, Wisc., Cathy Frick of Boyne City, Nancy (John) Ellison of Mackinac Island, and Anna (Scott) Charboneau of Howell; two brothers, John Cowell of Carp Lake, and George Cowell of Trenton; four sisters, Lorma Kolatski of Mackinac Island, Fay Grove of Sault Ste. Marie, Geraldine Kolatski of Cheboygan, and Almeda Bodwin of Cadillac; 20 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Rueban, Albert, and Merlin; sisters, Susan and Lorna; and a daughter, Rose Mary who died at 3 years old.
Friends may call at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island on Sunday, August 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Services will be at 4 p.m. with Fr. Jim Williams officiating. Cremation will follow. Ron was taken from the boat to St. Anne's by Fire truck with all fireman as honor guard. 
Dodson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

William Eric Seppala, 78, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. passed away Saturday evening, August 12, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Seppala was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on March 11, 1922. He was a World War II Army veteran, who later joined the V.F.W. Post #3676 as a life member and the American Legion Post #3. He enjoyed hunting and fishing from his camp on Drummond Island.
He is survived by a son, William Seppala of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; three daughters, Jeannie (Frank) Schaefer of Holland, Mich., Susan (Steven) Watson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Ann Alisa (Wayne) Nicolen of Kalamazoo, Mich.; five grandchildren, Frank, Lisa, Kelly, Steven, and Shawn; and one great-grandchild, Gage.
He was preceded in death by Josephine; his parents, Charles and Amanda (Mannesto) Seppala; a son, Charles Seppala; three brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15 at Hovie Funeral Home with Father Donald Shiroda as celebrant. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Donna M. Jacobs, 70, of 125 S. 16th Place, Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Monday morning, August 14, 2000 at her home.
She was born July 17, 1930 in DeWitt, Mich., the daughter of the late Berton N. and Hazel M. (Duff) Alward. Donna had been a member of the Lions Club in Michigan.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (James) Hipp of Michigan, Kathy (Michael) Franklin of Sturgeon Bay, Brenda McLeod of Caldwell, Idaho; one son, Scott (Carol) Jacobs of Rudyard, Mich.; one brother, Eugene (Flora) Alward; one sister, Marie (Tom) Sutton both of Lansing, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary DePew; and six brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made in her name for Door County Hospice.
Davis Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Robert VanWazer, 82, of Essex, Ct., died August 13, 2000 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Ct. He was born on April 11, 1918 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late John and Florence (Johnson) VanWazer. 
He's survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Thompson) VanWazer and his step-son, Glenn and his wife, Janice Roberts and his grandson Max Roberts all of Branford, Ct. 
He received his BS magna cum laude, Northwest Univ., 1940; MA, 1941, PhD, 1942, Harvard University. Appointments: Research Chemist, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., 1942-44; Group Leader, Manhatten Project, Tennessee Eastman, Oak Ridge, Tn., 1944-46; Research Chemist Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, RI, 1946-49; Head of Physics, Great Lakes Carbon Corporation, Morton Grove, Ill., 1949-50; Senior Scientist, Assistant Research Director, Monsanto, Anniston, Al, Dayton, Oh., St. Louis, Mo., 1959-65; Senior Scientist, Research Director, Monsanto, St. Louis, Mo., 1965-68; Professor of Chemistry, 1968-88, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1988-. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn. Publications: 273 articles in fundamental scientific journals, seven books, 34 book chapters, 14 US patents, 32 encyclopedia articles. Memberships: Emeritus Member, American Chemical Society; Life Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK; Fellow, retired, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Sigma Xi; Life Member, New York Academy of Sciences; American Institute of Physics; Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker; Phi Beta Kappa. Recently recognized to appear in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century Award, Second Edition.
He summered for 20 years at Drummond Island, Mich. and helped put artifacts for the historical society together. His parents had a home there for over 30 years.
Funeral services will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Weiss Hospice Unit, Patient Care Fund, 55 Crescent St., Middletown, Ct. 06457.
The Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook, Ct. is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Cuthbert Peterson
Edwin Cuthbert Peterson, 67, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on February 12, 2002 at his home.
Edwin was born in Sault Ste. Marie on February 11, 1935, the son of Edwin B. and Gladys (Cuthbert) Peterson. He grew up in the Sault and graduated from Sault High School in 1954. He attended LSSU when it was the Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology from 1954-1956. He played basketball for the Soo Tech Hornets. He then transferred to Northern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1958. He earned a Master's Degree in education-guidance from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and a Master's in school administration at NMU in 1965. Edwin's Ph.D. in education/ supervision and administration came at the University of Southern California in 1977. Since July, 1972, he has been Chief of the Education Services Division, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
He is survived by a brother-in-law, Alex Sutton; a niece, Nancy (Sutton) Leist and her children, Stacey, Katey and their father, Terry, all of Petoskey; and a nephew, Brian Sutton and his wife, Helen and their children Josh and Kyle. He is also survived by an uncle and aunt, George and Clara Cuthbert and cousins, Beverly Cuthbert, Gary and his wife, Bea Cuthbert, and Kathryn and Ana Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Gladys Peterson and a sister, Barbara Sutton.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Northern Michigan University Scholarship Fund in the name of Edwin Peterson, Lake Superior State University, or a charity of your choice.

Gordon Bertram
Gordon "Muzzy" Bertram, age 85, of Brimley, Michigan passed away early Sunday morning, June 30, 2002 at his home.
Muzzy was born on September 22, 1916 in Brimley, Michigan, the son of the late James and Hattie (Allen) Bertram. He was married 65 years ago to Mollie Sutton of Sault Ste. Marie and they lived in Pontiac, where he worked for Pontiac Motor Division. During World War II, Muzzy joined the Navy Seabees and served two years in the South Pacific. At the end of the war, the Bertrams made their home in Brimley. Muzzy joined the Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment (crane) operator. He has worked on many local building projects, including the MacArthur Lock, Mackinac Bridge, replacing the furnace at the former Union Carbide building and repair work on the Soo Falls Canal. Muzzy retired 20 years ago. He has been involved in Brimley activities throughout the years as a very active member of the Messer-McGahey-Routhier Brimley VFW Post #9023. He is also a member of the Elks #1860, the Hulbert American Legion, a life member of the Masons #358, and a former member of the Brimley Lions. Until just a few years ago, Muzzy and Mollie served the Brimley area at Christmas time as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. They would visit the school, the senior citizen establishments in other areas and they took a very active part in the Fourth of July parades in Brimley.
He is survived by his wife; Molly Bertram and many, many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law; Helen (Leon) Desarmeaux, Norajean Wilcox, and Gladys Niemi, and two brothers-in-law; James (Julia) Sutton and Robert (Patricia) Sutton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Allen and George Bertram, and four sisters; Helen Wilson, Alice Goldade, Lou Wilson, and Lydia Mills.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Hovie Funeral Home with a VFW memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Rod Case officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Messer-McGahey-Routhier Brimley VFW Post #9023.

Jeffrey Bloomer
Jeffrey D. Bloomer, age 36, of Tampa, Florida entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, Florida after a brief illness.
He was born on September 19, 1965 in Tennessee. He was a resident of the Sault area during his childhood moving to Florida in 1984. He enjoyed being around people especially his family and friends.
He is survived by his stepfather, Dale Bowerman of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, stepbrother, Dale Bowerman Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Michigan and Florida.
His mother, Sue Bowerman, a brother, Jody Bloomer and a stepsister, Melissa Bowerman, preceded Jeffrey in death.
At his family request, no funeral services will be held.
Final resting place will take place at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery.
Ross Funeral Home of Pickford, Michigan assisted his family with final arrangements.

Bertha Haley 
Bertha Haley, age 87, died at Community Home Health and Hospice in Flint, MI on June 30, 2002. Funeral Service will take place 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Monday and 9-9 Tuesday.
Bertha was born in a lumber camp near Forest Lake, MI on February 13, 1915. She was the daughter of Victor Viilo and Emma Salo. Bertha grew up in Dafter, MI and was the last surviving member of the Viilo family. She worked as a domestic in Grosse Pointe, MI prior to her marriage to Martin Haley in Flint, MI on June 24, 1934. Her husband was employed at Buick Motor Division. Later that year, they moved back home to Sault Ste. Marie, MI. They raised their four children in the Soo until the closing of Union Carbide in 1964, where he was employed. The family returned to the Flint area where Martin was employed at General Motors as a millwright. They were married for 59 years.
Bertha was kind and generous. She enjoyed family gatherings, visiting friends and neighbors, and gardening; especially her beautiful Easter lilies. After her husband's death in 1993, Bertha became a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. She loved helping her daughter with craft shows.
Surviving are her daughter, Marlene Cole and husband Francis Limmer of Flint; sons, Patrick Haley and wife Cynthia of Novi, Frederick Haley and wife Janet of Clio, and Thomas (Michael) Haley of Mt. Morris; nine grandchildren, Amy Litzer, Fred Cole, Cassandra Dempsey, Tracey Cole, Roy Haley, Kevin Haley, Melissa Bisaha, Laura Foutch, and Kristina Haley; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Mitchell, Hailey, Chelsea, and Taylor; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Mary Merrille, Sherry Albin, and Robert and Joanne Keeler.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Emma Viilo, brothers Alex and Walter Viilo, husband Martin Haley, and sister Martha Atkinson (died June 26, 2002). 
The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Katherine Glenn 
Katherine E. Glenn, 85, of Eckerman, died Sunday morning June 30, 2002 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Born May 17, 1917 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Carl & Maryann (Miller) Richter, Katherine had been a resident of the Eckerman area for over 62 years. She held various employments throughout her lifetime and currently owned and operated Kate's Agate Shop. Katherine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise and enjoyed craftwork and collecting agates.
Besides her parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her husband George on September 10, 1999. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with Pastor Dean Tesch officiating. Interment will follow at the Paradise Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Jean White
Jean White of Allegan, Michigan, died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at her home. Mrs. White was born September 17, 1915 in Abrams, Wisconsin, the daughter of the Rev. George C. and Adeline (Winans) Saunderson. 
She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1937 and taught school for more than 10 years in Rudyard, Michigan in the U.P. and also at the Allegan Junior High School. She attended the Allegan Presbyterian Church for many years. 
Surviving are two children, Mary and Robert Mercier of Illinois and Donald White of Allegan; 1 granddaughter, Jean L. Mercier of Oregon; one sister, Ann Adams of Minnesota; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
There will be no services. Interment will take place in Rudyard Cemetery, Rudyard, Michigan. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Dollars for Scholars. Arrangements by the Gordon Funeral Residence, 528 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010.

Bernard Huffman
Bernard Joseph "B.J." Huffman, 29, of Manistique and Monroe died Sunday evening, June 30, 2002 in Monroe County when the truck he was driving collided with a train. 
B.J. was born July 12, 1972 in St. Ignace. His parents are Carl and Phyllis (Paquin) Huffman of Manistique, formerly of St. Ignace. He graduated from Escanaba High School and Northwestern Tech. College in Wasau, Wisc. He was a welder and roofing contractor. He is a life member of Sault Tribe Chippewa Indians and St. Francis Catholic Church in Manistique. B.J. had spinal meningitis when he was 4 1/2, leaving him deaf, and had a coclear implant when he was a teenager. He had many, many friends, and was loved by all who met him, and also had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Phyllis Huffman of Manistique; a sister and her husband Nichole and Jason Veroni of Cheboygan and their daughter, Katie; his grandparents, Bernard and Vi Paquin of St. Ignace; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home today from 4- 8p.m.
Parish prayers will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Donald Olmstead officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Loyola Church with Fr. C. Michael Rhoades and Deacon Don officiating.
Burial will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Death Notice
KOSCHMIDER, THEODORE, 88, of Trout Lake died early Monday morning, July 1, 2002 at Heartland Harbor Long Term Care in Ann Arbor. He is a former Real Estate Broker and also a former Trout Lake Township Supervisor. The funeral is tentatively set for Friday. Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace is handling arrangements.

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