Our Obituaries

Corey Mark Matthews

October 1, 1977 - December 29, 2017

Corey Mark Matthews, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2017. He was the loving husband of Tina for 5 years, father of Wheeler and Quinten, son of Keith (Liz) Matthews and Christina (the late Sid) Grahm, brother of Christopher, Candis, Cole and Caleb, uncle of Catherine, Kimberley, Kandon, Kaydance, Austin and Mason, grandson of Gloria Matthews, Beverly Grahm and Dee Gokey, and...
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Elsie Catherine Wineman

November 28, 1932 - December 28, 2017

Elsie C Wineman, 85, of Grawn, died on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Elsie was born on November 28, 1932 to Anton and Amelia (Willacker) Schneider. She married the late David Wineman on May 3, 1952 at St. Mary's Hannah Catholic Church. Elsie is survived by her children; Christine (Dennis) Darga, Anton (Tracy) Wineman, Elton (Sindi) Wineman, Angela ...
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Renae Michelle Wheeler-Sheatzley

July 22, 1966 - December 22, 2017

Renae M. Wheeler-Sheatzley, age 51 of Kingsley passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.Renae was born July 22, 1966 in Kalkaska, MI. to Roger and Margaret (Allan) Wheeler. She was raised in Mancelona and graduated from Mancelona High School in 1982. She attended Northwestern Michigan College as well as Ferris State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in business.On May 16, 1998, she...
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Vivian Yvonne McKee

September 12, 1942 - December 15, 2017

Vivian Yvonne (Days) McKee, age 75 died Friday, December 15, 2017 at home. She was born September 12, 1942 in Flint, MI daughter of Rex William Days.Vivian was married to Donald Edward McKee on August 12, 1962 in Flint, MI. Vivian's greatest loves were her husband and family. She loved reminiscing about her childhood and marrying her childhood sweetheart. Vivian is survived by her children,...
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Tyler Troyer

March 11, 1992 - December 6, 2017

Tyler Dean Troyer, 25, of Kingsley, Michigan went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born in Orville, Ohio on March 11, 1992. He lived in Millersburg, Ohio until his family moved to Kingsley, Michigan in 2008. He was a member of Traverse Bay Mennonite Church in Traverse City, Michigan. Tyler taught school at United Christian Mission School in Belize for four years. ...
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Kenneth Duane Link

February 28, 1944 - November 22, 2017

Kenneth Duane Link, age 73, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017. Ken was the loving husband of Bobbie for almost 50 years, father of Carol Overholt, Karyn Kotimko and Sean (Dawn) Link, grandfather of Samantha (Josh) Elliot, Kyle Herzfeld, Sierra Link, Katlyn Kotimko, Daemeon Link, Savahna Link, Dacota Link and great grandfather to Summer and Skylar Elliot. He was preceded in death by...
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Martin Ellsworth Gingerich

May 24, 1933 - October 19, 2017

Gingerich, Martin E. - May 24, 1933- October 19, 2017. Martin Ellsworth Gingerich was born May 24, 1933 to Norman John and Catherine Pauline (Graham) Gingerich in Reedsville, PA and spent the first nine years in Lewistown, PA. The fifth of seven children, Martin was predeceased by brothers Norman, Robert, Leroy "Pete", Paul, and sister Elizabeth "Betty". Sister Patricia left the family at...
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Bruce Duane Belanger

March 7, 1938 - October 18, 2017

Bruce Duane Belanger, age 79, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 18, 2017. He leaves behind his wife Barbara, children; Brian, Allen, Rick, Ken, Cheri and Bruce Jr., and six grandchildren. Bruce enjoyed motorcycles, judo and politics. He was very active in the Rapid City community, coordinating meetings, being part of the VFW and just really liked being involved in...
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Kay Frances Chartier

August 21, 1935 - October 7, 2017

Kay Frances Chartier, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Chartier for over 50 years. Kay is survived by her children; Kathy (Hurd) McClumpha and Thomas Chartier, grandchildren; Clifford, Jenny and Emily McClumpha, her siblings; Pat, Carol, Bill and Clark and her dog Dexter. Kay enjoyed doing puzzles and crosswords. She like to...
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Ellanora Lucyle Dine

April 11, 1927 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Guy St. John

August 24, 1953 - September 25, 2017

Guy E. St. John, age 64, passed away peacefully at Munson Hospice House on September 25, 2017. He was the loving husband of Linda, father of Jesse and LeAnn (Steve), grandfather of Olivia, RJ, Marty and Ella, brother of Toni (Dave) Ferris, Renee (the late Steve) Barkel, Mark (Paula) St. John and Brad (Suzanne) St. John, son of Patricia (Joe) Seguin and son in law of Leola Starr. He was preceded...
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Ellanora L. Dine

April 11, 1927 - September 25, 2017

Ellanora L. Dine (Baldwin), 90, was called Home to be with The Lord on September 25th, 2017.Born April 11, 1927 in Summit City, Michigan to M.D. Baldwin and Wilhelmina (Eckstein) Baldwin. At the age of 8 she moved to Kingsley and made her home with her parents Frank and Florence Baldwin.Ellanora attended Kingsley High School; upon graduation, she attended nursing school at St. Mary's Nursing...
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James Gary Weber

June 19, 1965 - September 22, 2017

James "Jim" G. Weber, 52 of Interlochen died suddenly Friday, September 22, 2017. Jim was born on June 19, 1965 in Traverse City, Mi. to John and Juanita (Morgan), and has been a resident of the area his entire life. He attended Kingsley schools, and graduated in 1983.Jim was currently employed by Garage Door Services of Traverse City. He enjoyed many things in his life including hunting,...
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Carl Robert Queck

October 10, 1920 - September 16, 2017

Carl Robert Queck, age 96, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Wanda Mae, father of Jody (Jay) Ferry, grandfather of Cindy (Dave) Schmuck, Josephine Ferry, Heather Cerone, Jamie (Norma) Ferry and Jessica (Addison) Whitworth and brother of Helia Ball. He was preceded in death by his son Carl William Queck.Carl enjoyed dancing, golfing and playing...
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Danny Ray Smith

June 28, 1976 - September 15, 2017

Danny Ray Smith, 41 of Kingsley MI died peacefully with his wife wrapped by his side Fri. Sept 15, 2017. He was born June 28, 1976 in Portland, Oregon to Frankie and Deborah Smith. Danny resided in Kingsley, the home town he grew up in and a graduated from in 1995. On Feb. 15, 2010 he married his soul mate and best friend Jodi Smith in Kingsley MI. Danny was liked by so many with his witty sense...
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Albin Joseph Gietzen

June 5, 1924 - September 7, 2017

Reverend Albin Joseph Gietzen entered eternal life on September 7, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born on June 5, 1924, in Kingsley, Michigan to Joseph and Veronica (Hansen) Gietzen. He attended Tompkins School, Bartlett School, Hanover Township Agricultural School, Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, and St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth. He received a bachelor of arts from Sacred Heart...
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Alan Wayne Norton

March 7, 1946 - August 29, 2017

Alan Wayne Norton, age 71, of Buckley, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut most...
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Albert Peter Miesch

August 7, 1942 - August 14, 2017

Albert Peter Miesch, age 75, of Buckley., passed away peacefully Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born August 7, 1942 in Muskegon to Albert Michael and Rose Mary (Adamczyk) Miesch. He married Carolyn L. (Hower) Miesch, his wife of over 54 years, at St. Michaels Church of Muskegon in 1962. Albert graduated from Muskegon Catholic Central High School in 1960. He then served in the National Guard and...
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Vincent Eugene Stocking

August 26, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Vincent "Vinnie" Eugene Stocking, age 85, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 in Traverse City. Vince was born August 26, 1931 to Vernie and Corrine Stocking in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the Army from 1952-1954, and on October 19, 1957 he married Barbara Anne Fuller at St. Raymond's Parish in Detroit. Vince opened the first American Copper & Brass outfit in Traverse City on Duell...
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Winifred Joycelyn Ashmore

August 19, 1932 - August 13, 2017

Winifred Joycelyn (Blissett) Ashmore, age 84, of Traverse City, passed peacefully away early Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born August 19, 1932 in Rapid City to Ira and Katherine Blissett and raised on the family farm with her 10 siblings. Winnie enjoyed her childhood on the farm and remained close to her sisters and brothers throughout her life.Winnie graduated from Williamsburg High School...
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Corinne Ann Lasich

June 8, 1932 - August 6, 2017

Corrine Ann Lasich, age 85, of Kingsley passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut most of all,...
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Curt Lee Smith

March 4, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Curt Lee Smith, age 77, of Fife Lake passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut most of all,...
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Lorelei Knecht

July 29, 1955 - July 2, 2017

Lorelei Scheinfurth Knecht, age 61, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, Michigan.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the...
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Eleanor Howard

March 19, 1920 - June 30, 2017

Eleanor A. Howard, 97, lifelong resident of the Grand Traverse area, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at Traverse Manor. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Monroe Center. Eleanor was born in Blair Township, Grand Traverse County, on March 19, 1920 to Anton and Amelia (Willacker) Schneider. Eleanor was a member of the first graduating class of St. Mary of Hannah high...
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Marsha Lynn Groh

November 2, 1958 - June 21, 2017

Marsha Lynn Groh, age 58, of Kingsley passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, Michigan.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut...
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Titus Apollos Daniel Price

June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Titus Apollos Daniel Price was born Sunday, June 11, 2017 to parents Jonathan and Lara Price of Buckley. Five days later, on Friday, he fell asleep and awoke in the arms of Christ. While his life was short here, his memory will forever be with us. He is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Lara Price, and his siblings: Cody House, and Elizabeth, Leigha, Jeremiah, Rebecca, Ethan, and Jubilee...
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Theo E. Mannor

May 4, 1919 - June 1, 2017

Theo Eleanora Mannor, age 98, of Mesick passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. She was born May 4, 1919 in Butternut Michigan, to Wilber and Sadie (Baxter) Young. Theo married the late Leonard Earl Mannor on June 15, 1944 at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church. She retired from Wolerts where she worked for over 25 years. Theo was active in her church, St. Therese, in Lansing, and later St. Mary's...
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Margaret M. Kreiser

June 29, 1932 - May 23, 2017

Margaret M. (Milks) Kreiser, age 84, of Buckley, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Margaret was born June 29, 1932 in Saginaw to Ira and Gladys (Brimmer) Milks. On Aug. 23, 1951 she married Carl Kreiser, of Buckley, in Saginaw. On Sept. 19, 1951 they were married again in a Catholic church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and family...
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George Arthur McQueer

May 13, 1956 - May 19, 2017

George Arthur McQueer Jr., age 61, passed away at his home in Traverse City on Friday, May 19, 2017. He was born on May 13, 1956 in Traverse City, Michigan to George and Esther (Batzer) McQueer. George appreciated the simple things in life; the outdoors, especially mushroom hunting, spending time in the woods, cooking, and most importantly, his family. He loved animals, especially birds, and...
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Leland R. Wood

September 18, 1931 - May 17, 2017

Leland Roosevelt Wood, age 85, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A funeral was held Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 4 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Kingsley Baptist Church. Burial with full military honors took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley. Arrangements were under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, Michigan. Remember MeRemember me when flowers...
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Nazoma Arlene Walker

March 21, 1926 - May 9, 2017

Doneva Mae Smithson, age 87, of Traverse City passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, Michigan. Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are...
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Edith Harman

September 14, 1922 - May 7, 2017

Edith U.Llion Hatfield Harman, 94, of Irvington Alabama, formerly of Kingsley, Michigan, passed away on May 7, 2017 in Morton, Mississippi. Born September 14, 1922 in Ransom, Kentucky, she was preceded in death by her parents Ira "Cap" Hatfield and Sarah Mayse Hatfield, her husband Ernest Harman, daughter Karrol Harman, sisters Dorothy Ashley, Morie Hankins, Lucille Hough, Lorene Wessel...
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Therese Dufresne

July 22, 1926 - May 3, 2017

Therese Dufresne, age 90, of Grand Traverse County, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2017. A loving wife and mother, she always placed the needs of others before her own. She touched the hearts of many people and although she will be truly missed, we rejoice with her in the joy of being home with Jesus in Heaven Forever.Therese is survived by her husband of 70 years, Emile Dufresne; their...
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Raymond Sedlacek

May 5, 1922 - April 22, 2017

Raymond Sedlacek, age 94, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born May 5, 1922 in Chicago to Rudolph and Ann (Kryc) Sedlacek. Ray graduated from Kingsley High School in 1940. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during WWII in the South Pacific and the Mediterranean. Ray worked for Cone Drive as a Machinist from 1951 to 1987. He was a UAW member and a life time member of...
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Debra Jean Wyskochil

April 11, 1953 - April 21, 2017

Debra Jean Wyskochil, age 64, of Kingsley, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, April 21, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born April 11, 1953 in Grand Rapids, to Larry and Mary Jane (Bueche-Daniels) Jenkins. Deb graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School. She went on to work for Revco Drug Store for over 20 years. After moving to Kingsley, Deb worked as a parapro for...
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Shawn Gregory Powers

September 29, 1989 - April 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Frederick Branch

July 10, 1965 - March 18, 2017

Frederick Branch, age 51, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1965 in Benzonia to Willie and Mary Evelyn (Nix) Branch. Fred worked for Eagle Picher and Wendy's in Traverse City. He loved to cook and fish. Fred was a huge sports fan. He enjoyed watching everything from football and basketball to tennis. He loved spending time with...
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Christopher Ryan Johnson

June 4, 1986 - March 16, 2017

Christopher Ryan Johnson, age 30, of Kingsley passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was born June 4, 1986 in Traverse City to Michelle Marie Johnson. Chris married Jordan McCary on November 20, 2010. He worked for Siler's Lawn Maintenance for the last 11 months. Chris enjoyed playing golf and watching the Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. His children were his life. There is nothing he...
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Ann Marie Wyman

October 21, 1959 - March 9, 2017

Ann Marie Wyman, age 57, of Buckley, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut most of all,...
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Helen J. Paton

February 17, 1943 - March 8, 2017

Helen Joan Paton, 74, of Kingsley, passed away on March 8, 2017. She was born to Dominick and Helen (Grazier) Sindone in Bruin Pennsylvania on February 17, 1943.In December of 1966, she married the love of her life, Thomas Paton. Helen was a dedicated and loving homemaker, mother, grandmother and aunt. When her children were young she and her husband Tom chaperoned almost every field trip her...
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Alva Lou Pearson

May 19, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Alva Lou Pearson, 83 of Buckley passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Traverse City. She was born on May 19, 1933 in Grant Twp to Daniel and Carrie (Dixon) Harkins. Alva was a 1951 graduate of Buckley High School and played on the girls baskeball team of which she was very proud. On February 20, 1954 she married Harold Junior Pearson at First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Alva...
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Alva Lou Pearson

May 19, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Margaret E. Kelly

December 28, 1918 - February 18, 2017

Margaret passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Pinecrest Village of Mackinaw City at the age of 98. Margaret Elsa VanHouten was born on December 28, 1918 in Portland, MI to the late Arlo and Marian VanHouten. She graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1936. She was married to John Edward Kelly on April 6, 1940, who predeceased her on April 30, 1996. They spent most of their lives...
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Robert H. Hall

August 27, 1932 - February 8, 2017

Robert H. Hall, age 84, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. He was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Mount Pleasant to Orlin and Beatrice (Weatherby) Hall. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country from 1953 to 1955. Bob worked for Hoeflin Service in Kingsley from 1955 to 1957. He then worked for Standard Electric from 1962 to 1964. Bob retired from...
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Thomas Ernest Schoech

January 23, 1937 - February 4, 2017

Thomas Ernest Schoech, age 80, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the springRemember me on sunny daysIn the fun that summer bringsRemember me in the fallAs you walk through the leaves of goldAnd in the wintertime - Remember me -In the stories that are toldBut most of...
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Delbert D. Nye

March 9, 1935 - January 31, 2017

Delbert D Nye, 81,of Kingsley, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the son of Irvan and Louise (McKay) Nye, born on March 9, 1935 in Cadillac, Michigan.On March 8, 1957, Delbert married Geraldine (Gerry) Stitt in Mesick, Michigan. Together they raised three children.Delbert was a member of the Army National Guard in the early 1950's. He served with...
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Kimberly Kay Stein

September 25, 1962 - January 17, 2017

Kimberly Kay Stein, age 54, passed away at home Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was born Sept. 25, 1962 in Covina, California, to Roger and Carmen (Schultz) Kitzmiller. Kimberly graduated from Buckley High School in 1980 and on Aug. 11, 1990, she married Kevin Stein, and together they raised two children, Amber and R.J. Kimberly worked as a pharmacy technician at Meijer's Pharmacy for 25 years...
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Huldah M. Hill

June 7, 1913 - January 17, 2017

Huldah Marion Hill, age 103, passed away at her home in Kingsley on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. She was born June 7, 1913 to William and Helena (Lueck) Hill. Huldah lived her entire life in Kingsley, attending and graduating from Kingsley Public Schools.Huldah was neighbors with the Morgan family in Kingsley, and in 1972 they welcomed her into their home when they started Morgan Assisted Living ...
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Blaine Edward Chappel

November 21, 1959 - December 1, 2016

Blaine E. Chappel Jr., age 57, of Waterford, formerly of Traverse City, passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. He was born Nov. 21, 1959 in Traverse City to Blaine and Mary (Brow) Chappel Sr. After high school Blaine enlisted in the US Army and served his country as a military policeman for almost three years, spending the majority of that time in Germany. After his honorable discharge,...
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Harlow John Edmonds

February 20, 1940 - December 1, 2016

Gertrude A. Wisniewski, age 95, of Traverse City passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. Burial took place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.Remember MeRemember me when flowers bloomEarly in the...
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Howard J. UPCRAFT

February 14, 1923 - November 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Phyllis Marie Compton

January 5, 1940 - November 8, 2016

Phyllis Marie Compton, 76, of Kingsley, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday afternoon, November 8th, 2016, surrounded by the comfort and love of her closest family. Born on January 5th, 1940, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Margaret (Ackerman) Morgan. Growing up on a farm in Kingsley molded her into the gentle and caring woman she was to those who knew her. ...
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Marvin Edward Hilden

September 14, 1935 - October 24, 2016

Marvin E. Hilden, age 81, of Traverse City passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at his home. He was born September 14, 1935 in Ludington to Lloyd and Beth (Stever) Hilden. Marvin started working at the age of 12 , and at 14, Marvin worked as a deckhand on both the Millwakee and the Badger, out of Ludington. On May 13, 1965 Marvin married the late Eva Tharp in Traverse City. Together they raised six...
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Jean Tramper

March 21, 1937 - October 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Jacqueline Loretta Polega

February 24, 1933 - October 20, 2016

Jacqueline L. Polega, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Traverse City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. She was born February 24, 1933 in Paradise Township to Glen and Minnie (Mang) Hulett.Jackie married the late John Polega in August of 1954 in Grand Rapids. Together they raised two children. Jackie was always fun to be around and amazing at everything she did. Whether it was...
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Karon Valerie Stokes

September 22, 1949 - October 16, 2016

Karon V. Stokes, age 67, of Kingsley passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Tendercare of Traverse City. She was born September 22, 1949 in Detroit to Calvin and Clara (Cogswell) Scheall.Karon married David "Ike" Stokes on November 10, 1979 in Kingsley. Karon owned and operated the Village Eatery for 16 years. She also, worked for Women's Resource Center and Tendercare of Traverse...
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Sandra Kay Weston

February 26, 1947 - September 29, 2016

Sandra Kay Weston, age 69, of Kingsley passed away peacefully Thursday, September 29, 2016 with her husband by her side. She was born February 26, 1947 in Detroit to Brilliant Thomas and Margaret Mary (Butler) Sarver. She graduated from Lincoln Sr. High School in Warren, MI in 1965. Sandy married Donald James Weston on February 26, 1966 in Warren, mi. Together they raised seven children plus...
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Carl C. Zue

December 30, 1915 - September 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Raymond Lee Mannor

April 2, 1932 - August 28, 2016

Jefferson Ga.- Raymond Lee Mannor, 84 of Jefferson Ga., formerly of Mesick and Clio, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, surrounded by loved ones.Raymond was born April 2, 1932, the son of Charles and Mary Genevieve Mannor. He was a graduate of Beecher High School. He retired from Buick after 30 years. Was honorable discharged after bravely serving in the Korean War as a proud Marine. He was a member...
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Leslie Leonard Bowman

October 15, 1934 - August 6, 2016

Leslie L. "Les" Bowman, age 81, of Traverse City passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Munson Medical Center. He was born at home on October 15, 1934 in Grant Twp. to Earl and Nettie (Strickfaden) Bowman.Les was drafted into the US Army and served his country for 2 years, being discharged as a Corporal and receiving the good conduct medal, riffle sharp shooter bar, and the expert machine gun...
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Tracey Rochelle Kramer

July 28, 1957 - July 29, 2016

Tracey Rochelle "Rocky" Kramer, age 59 of Fife Lake passed away on July 29, 2016. Loving mother of Tim (Natalee ) Kramer, Kenneth (Katrinia Chalfant) Kelley and Shayna (Mark) Long. Cherished grandma of Dakota Kelley, Austin Kelley, Devan Kelley, donna Kramer, timothy "T.J" Kramer, Mark Long II and Madison Long. Sister of Dawnice Day and the late Ginnice Montney. Aunt to Daina Montney and Michael...
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Haley Elizabeth Stevens

March 14, 1999 - July 28, 2016

Haley Elizabeth Stevens, age 17, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. She was born March 14, 1999 in Traverse City to Terrance Stevens and Amy Rountree.Haley was a senior at Kingsley High School and was very active in the schools choir and she was also a member of the acapella group, Choral Fusion. She participated in the Teacher Academy through TBA and Haley was very involved with student rights...
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Dale Leroy Sheldon

November 18, 1937 - July 27, 2016

SSG Dale Leroy Sheldon (Ret.)., age 78 of Kingsley, passed away on July 27, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Ruth. Cherished father of Tammy (Benjamin) Bogle, Patsy (Frank) Kuhlman, Lee Sheldon, Bobby Clark, Corey (Donna) Egeler, Jessie (Heather) Egeler, Donna Johnson, Brenda ( Steve McGuire) Ransom, Evelyn (David Allen) Johnson, Bernadette (Trevor Morrison)...
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Bonnie Lou Rosenburg

May 24, 1943 - July 20, 2016

Bonnie Lou Rosenburg, age 73 passed away on July 20, 2016. Bonnie was born in Grawn on May 24, 1943. The daughter of Harry and Mabel Clark. The family moved to Kingsley a few years later. Bonnie graduated from Kinsley High School in 1961. She is survived by her son, Sam (Patti) Weaver of Mesick, two daughters; Wanda Weaver and Pam Anest of Traverse City, six grandchildren, eleven great...
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Maureen Mercier

August 4, 1945 - June 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Mary Ann Kethman

April 25, 1931 - June 24, 2016

Mary Ann Kethman, age 85, of Kingsley passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. Beloved mother to Connie (Kethman) Burnett, Ronald Kethman, and Bradley Kethman. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley on M-113. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.
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Lucy May Hulett

December 9, 1932 - June 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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Donna Jane Crites

April 26, 1938 - May 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, Kingsley, MI.
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William John Smith

May 23, 1945 - May 12, 2016

Wm. (Bill) Smith, age 70 of Mesick, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on May 12, 2016. He was the loving husband of 54 years to Judith Melanson. Very treasured Dad of Kimberly (Sheryl) Smith, Darsie (Jeff) Keehn, Melissa Smith, Billy Smith, Elmer Wilson and Lawrence Vermillion. Dear grandpa of Sasha, Nikki, Austin and Zack. Great grandpa of Abbie, Karmen and Gunner....
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Matthew William Crouse

December 17, 1991 - May 11, 2016

Matthew William Crouse, age 24 of Kingsley, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2016. He was the cherished son of Jeanine Elder and Gregory (Kerry Duran) Crouse and a loyal brother to Hailey, Jacob and Katrina. Grandson of Martha Elder, Leona Nye and the late Thomas Elder and Gary Crouse. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Matthew was a passionate outdoorsman. He enjoyed...
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Jerry Lee Weikel

June 26, 1935 - April 19, 2016

Gerald Lee Weikel, 80, of Traverse City, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Munson Medical Center.Jerry was born on June 26, 1935 in Fife Lake, the son of Valney and Iva (Perrigo) Weikel. He was raised in Flint, graduating from Flint Northern in 1954 where he played football. He worked in the local factory and ice cream shop, and loved to travel, hunt, and fish. After his parents...
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Geaneen Rita Stewart

February 7, 1958 - April 18, 2016

Geaneen "Gigi" StewartAfter a courageous battle with cancer, our warrior gained her angel wings on Monday April 18, 2016 surrounded by her family. Geaneen was born in Flint, Michigan on February 7, 1958 to Gayle and June (Colbert) Stewart. Geaneen moved to Traverse City in 1965 with her parents and three brothers. She attended Sabin Elementary and created everlasting memories with her childhood...
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Doris Kay Voice

April 30, 1950 - April 15, 2016

Doris Kay Voice, age 65 of Kingsley, Doris Kay Voice, age 65 of Kingsley, passed away quietly asleep in her chair with her book at her side on April 15, 2016. She was the loving wife of 32 years to LeRoy Voice Jr. Cherished mother of Christopher (Diane) Brown. Dear grandma of Terry and Alex. Sister of Donna (the late Joe) Phelps, Chet (Sherry) Evans, Roger Evans, Terry (Brenda) Evans Dawn (Howard...
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Rita Mary Ockert

September 6, 1923 - February 27, 2016

Rita Mary Ockert, age 92, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Munson Medical Center. She was born September 6, 1923 in Traverse City to Louis and Genevieve (St. John) Duperron.Rita married the late Clarence Joseph Ockert on May 25, 1943 at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church. Together they raised five children. Rita retired from Munson Medical Center after over 30 years of...
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Joan Kay Ashmore

March 24, 1948 - February 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Covell Funeral Home, KingLifetime area resident Joan Kay Ashmore (67) of Fife Lake, Michigan was called home to the loving arms of Jesus on February 27, 2016 after a sudden illness. She was born March 24, 1948 to John and Kathleen Ashmore and was a 1966 graduate of Kingsley Area High School. She provided clerical services for various businesses in the Traverse...
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Kendra Leigh Worthing

May 25, 1979 - February 21, 2016

Kendra Leigh Worthing, age 36 of Kingsley, passed away on February 21, 2016. Loving mother of Jakson and Jakobi. Beloved daughter of Kenneth (Moniqua) Worthing and Tamie (Peter) Rawlings. Dear sister of Kyle (Nichole) Worthing and Katie Worthing. Granddaughter of Jack and Donna Rawlings and the late Beverly and Richard Worthing. Aunt to Lydia and Layla Worthing. Kendra had a creative and artistic...
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Joseph Carl Hansen

December 11, 1947 - February 4, 2016

Joseph Carl Hansen, age 68, of Buckley passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Munson Hospice House with his family by his side. He was born December 11, 1947 in Buckley to Theodore and Jacquelin (Stein)) Hansen.Joe graduated from Buckley High School and attended Marquette University. Joe worked for GM in Flint for 32 years. After retirement he and Pat moved back to Buckley where Jo worked for...
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Eva Kadrovach

March 24, 1918 - February 1, 2016

Eva G. Kadrovach, age 97, of Elk Rapids passed away peacefully Monday, February 1, 2016 at her home. She was born March 24, 1918 in Good Harbor to Ben and Pearl (Olson) Hohnke.She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Elk Rapids.Eva is survived by her three children: Shirley (Peter) Pigeon of Elk Rapids, Eugene (Julie) Kadrovach of Traverse City, and Joseph (Debbie) Kadrovach of Winter Haven,...
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Carolyn Jean Pazdernik

June 3, 1935 - January 28, 2016

Carolyn Jean Pazdernik, 80, of Kingsley, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Munson Medical Center. Carol was born on June 3, 1935 in Muskegon, the daughter of Walter and Martha (Kohanski) Meis. She was wed to John B. Pazdernik in Farmington on February 17, 1976 and worked as an office supervisor for Prudential Insurance Company.Carol is survived by her husband, John; children, David ...
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Nancy Jean Heiler

September 27, 1947 - January 12, 2016

Nancy J. Heiler, age 68, of Kingsley passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 27, 1947 in Lansing to Melvin and Jeanette (Kelly) Pratt.Nancy graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing in 1965. On November 13, 1971, Nancy married the love of her life Joe Heiler. Together they raised two sons. She attended NMC where she earned her...
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Henry Eugene Jones

July 1, 1936 - January 12, 2016

Henry Eugene Jones, age 79 of Buckley passed away on January 12, 2016. Loving husband of almost 58 years to Carol. Cherished father to Laurie (Wes) Shoebridge, Gregory L. (Laurie) and Pamela Sue (Tom) Hunter. Grandfather of Rose, Wesley, Justin, Heather, Jason, Tommy and Bailie. Great grandfather of 6. Also survived by his faithful dog, Pixie. Henry proudly served his country for 21 years in the...
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Sue S. Kolbusz

April 22, 1941 - January 10, 2016

Sue S. Kolbusz, age 74, of Buckley passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 10, 2016. She was born April 22, 1941 in Detroit; the daughter of Lewis and Nora (Saunders) Healey.Sue graduated from Mackenzie High School in Detroit in 1959. Sue married the late Carl Kolbusz on May 28, 1960. Together they raised four children. In 1969 Carl and Sue moved to Empire and,...
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Willard Earnest Stein

December 18, 1925 - January 4, 2016

Willard Earnest Stein, age 90 of Kingsley, passed away on January 4, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, with his family at his side. Willard (Bill) was born on December 18, 1925 in Jackson, Michigan to Joseph and Crystal Stein, later moving to the Buckley area. Bill married Doris Newmarch on August 19, 1950, and together, they made their home in the Kingsley area. They have two children; Karen...
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Steven M. Berridge

September 5, 1957 - December 20, 2015


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Daniel James Lamie

October 21, 1953 - December 20, 2015

Daniel J. Lamie, age 62 of Kingsley, passed away on December 20, 2015. He was the loving husband of the late Connie. Cherished father of Adam. Treasured son of Sam (Ann Allen) and the late Phillis. Brother of Steve (Lonnie), Doug (Marlene) and Sammy Jr. Special friend and companion, Jan Galloway and his beloved dog, Daizy. Dan was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his...
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Donald Lee Tramper

February 9, 1935 - December 19, 2015

Donald L. Tramper, age 80, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Munson Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1935 in North Park, MI to Jacob and Jennie (Buffum) Tramper.In 1953, Don enlisted in the Army National Guard and served his country until 1956. On June 10, 1956, Don married Jean Marlene Keeney in Grand Rapids. Together they raised 3 children. Don worked for Terry-Berry...
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Donald Franklin Middaugh

November 4, 1922 - December 19, 2015

Donald "Don" Franklin Middaugh, age 93, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, on the farmstead where he was born, Nov 4, 1922 to Franklin and Flossie (Connine) Middaugh.Don was a proud veteran of the Army serving in the South Pacific during WWII. Before deployment overseas he married the love of his life, Goldie Irene Howell, on Feb 17, 1944. After service he worked as a farmer and skilled...
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Harold B. Coe

November 24, 1918 - November 29, 2015

Harold B. Coe, age 97, of Buckley passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Pinecrest Village in Mackinaw City. He was born November 24, 1918 in Detroit to Harry Benson and Minnie Elizabeth (James) Coe. He married the late Gladys Eleanor Gersky on Aug. 30, 1942 in Detroit. Together they raised four children.Harold graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit. After high school, Harold...
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Ina Schuster

February 6, 1925 - November 24, 2015

Ina May (Nicholas) Schuster, age 90, of Buckley passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 24, 2015. She was born February 6, 1925 in Colfax Township, MI to Russell Gideon and Ester Irene (Soper) Nicholas.Ina married the late Martin S. Schuster on August 25, 1941 in Meauwataka, MI. Together they raised five children.Ina enjoyed baking, gardening, and farming, but she especially loved her trips to...
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Bonnie L. Schmuckal

July 31, 1943 - November 10, 2015

Bonnie L. Schmuckal, age 72, of Kingsley passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side Tuesday, November 10, 2015. She was born July 31, 1943 in Bay City to John and Shirley (Climie) Breasbois.Bonnie graduated from Merrill High School in 1961. She married the late Charles Schmuckal on November 9, 1963. Together they raised three children.Bonnie worked as a teacher for St. Mary's...
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Glenn Lawrence Rogers

August 11, 1936 - November 8, 2015

Rogers, of Buckley, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was 79.He was born August 11, 1936, in Buckley. Glenn graduated from Buckley High School in 1954. He married Barbara (Peabody) on December 8, 1956. Together they raised three children.Glenn received his LPN from the State Hospital in Traverse City and worked there before turning to construction. He worked for Schworm Inc. and Reith...
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Shaye Michael Hough

May 21, 1992 - October 11, 2015

Shaye Michael Hough passed away on Oct. 11, 2015 He was preceded in death by his parents Ron and Terry Hough and is survived by sister's; Nicki Hough and Erin Hough-Olson and an incredibly supportive group of friends and family. He will be missed greatly and thought of everyday. Services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 3:00 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. Visitation will be...
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Theresa Marie Allen

August 1, 1958 - October 5, 2015

Theresa Marie Allen, age 57 of Fife Lake, passed away on October 5, 2015, surround by her loving family. She was the loving wife of 35 years to George. Cherished mother of George III (Anna) Allen and Jake (Annie) Allen. Beloved grandmother of Brooke. Sister of Michelle (Jay) Briggs, Denny ( Cheryl) Spurbeck and Mike (Becky) Spurbeck. Sister in law of Linda (Don) Deshler, Sara (Eric) Lange and...
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Betty M. Lautner

June 3, 1934 - September 24, 2015

Betty M. Lautner, age 81, of Interlochen passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Munson Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born June 3, 1934 in Williamsburg to Lloyd and Amy (Wheelock) Savage. She married the late Earl C. Lautner on August 20, 1950 in Traverse City. Together they raised 3 children. Family was everything to Betty. She spent her life taking care of...
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Richard David Hermel

December 31, 1968 - August 26, 2015

Richard David Hermel II, age 46 of Kingsley, went to be with his lord and savior on August 26, 2015. He was the loving husband of 25 years to Chandra. Cherished father of Rosanna (Josh) Pringle, Lewis Hermel and Cody Hermel. Dear papa of Arianna and Zander Pringle. Beloved son of Richard David (Pat) Hermel and Barbara Coats. Brother of Derek (Victoria), Scott (Diane), Benjamin (Cherie`), Martina ...
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Carl Elmo Cooper

December 28, 1933 - August 18, 2015

Carl E. Cooper, age 81 of Buckley, passed away on August 18, 2015. He was the loving husband of almost 62 years to Betty Ann. Cherished father of Pam Cooper, Scott Cooper, Craig (Esther) Cooper and Jodi Cooper. Dear grandpa of Randy, Aaron, Krystal, Colin and Kaylee. Great grandpa of Nadia and Grace. Uncle to many nieces and nephews and special uncle to Margaret (Tom) Waclawski. Carl married...
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Lucille Fay Craun

February 17, 1938 - August 18, 2015

Lucille Fay Craun, age 77 of Mesick, passed away on August 18, 2015. She was the loving wife of Ron. Cherished mother of Bryan Lee (Joan) Richard, Edward (Susie) Richard, Fred (Be-dee) Richard and Linda (Tony) Austin. Dear grandmother to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of Millie Pyle and the late Lloyd Scott. Lucille loved to crochet, taking trips to the casino and playing on...
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Floyd M. Webster

June 21, 1920 - August 15, 2015

Floyd Milton Webster, 95, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home in Kingsley. Floyd was born on June 21, 1920 in Alma, the son of Walter and Martha (Vassar) Webster. He was married in the spring of 1943 to Melvina Putnam and served in the United States Army Air Corps for 3 years and 9 months, serving mostly overseas in WWII. He landed in Europe at D+6 in Decontamination Unit in the...
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Clara Josephine Willacker

February 6, 1928 - August 12, 2015

Clara J. Willacker, 87, of Grawn, died peacefully on Wednesday, August, 12, 2015 at Munson Medical Center, with family by her side.Clara was born in 1928 in Farmington, Michigan the youngest of 12 children of William and Clara (Pawlowski) Barnum. She was wed to Martin Willacker, Jr. in 1946 and stayed home to raise her 5 children. Clara volunteered with the Girl Scouts for 12 years, the VA...
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Elizabeth Knight

May 17, 1991 - August 10, 2015

Elizabeth "Beth" Knight, age 24 of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away on August 10, 2015. Loving mother of Kaitlyn Tolbert and Kameron Knight. Cherished daughter of Kevin (Belinda Adams) Knight and Alonie (Mike) McKown. Sister of Kevin Jr. (Amy) Knight. Granddaughter of Gloria (Dan) Ockert, the late John "Jack" Knight, Alan Lime and the late Elizabeth Ebert. Aunt to Kevin and Isaiah. Also survived by...
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