ARBUTUS CEMETERY

 

 

A'S

 

ANDREW RICHARD ANDERSON (30 MARCH 1954 - 24 AUG 1999)

 

ERICH WILLIAM ARFT (19 JAN 1988 – 11 MAR 1988)

 

Erich William Arft, infant osn of Gordon Arft and Jeri Keeton of 1500 S. Hay Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, March 11, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born Jan. 19, 1988, in Clare.

 

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Shantella Clancy, at home; 3 brothers, Ronnie Smith, Ryan Keeton and Gordon Arft Jr., all at home; his grandparents, Raymond and Lucille Arft of Beaverton; and his great grandparents, Herb and Mildred Leach of Oxford, Roy and Dora Saeger of Beaverton and Iva Rubio of Sterling Heights.

 

Rites were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Roger Hardy officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-16/1988 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

RAYMOND W. ARFT (29 JUNE 1940 - 1 FEB 1996)

 

Raymond W. Arft, 55, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996 at Gratiot Community Hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 29, 1940 in Rochester, he resided in Beaverton for the past 11 years since moving from Pontiac. Mr. Arft had been employed as a repairman at GM Truck and Coach in Pontiac until retiring in 1985. He married the former Lucille Sleeper Aug. 27, 1960 in Pontiac.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Debra and husband Mike Gossett of Beaverton, and Donna and husband Scott Higdon of Midland; 2 sons, Gordon and wife Jerilynn of Beaverton, and Guy and wife Corrine of Beaverton; his mother, Iva Rubio of Beaverton; one brother, Leonard of New Haven; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Erich in 1959 and a grandson, Erich.

 

Rites were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin. Pastor David Sprang officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 2-7/1996 Column – 2 Page - 7

 

CHARLOTTE (BOWER) AVERY (20 SEP 1915 - 13 NOV 1930)

 

Charlotte Bower Avery died Nov. 13, 1930, of typhoid fever at her home at Highwood. She was born at Highwood Sept. 20, 1915, and has lived here all her life. She is survived by her husband Albert Avery, infant daughter, Leela, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bower, four brothers, Carl, David, Floyd and Peter, and sister, Bessie Bower. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 15, followed by burial at Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1930 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

DOROTHY B. ALEXANDER (5 OCT 1926 - 27 AUG 2004)

 

SAMMY F. ALEXANDER, SR (25 SEP 1927 - 26 JAN 1995)

 

Our sympathy to the family of Sammy Alexander of Detroit who passed away January 26, in Detroit.  He leaves 2 sons, Sam Jr., Joseph and daughter, Dennis Rentenback and 2 grandchildren, Jacoyn and Karen Rentenback, all of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-8/1995 Column – 6 P-15.

 

KENNETH F. AYLIFFE (18 JULY 1918 - DEC 1978)

 

Kenneth F. Ayliffe, 60, of Beaverton, died Monday in his home. He was born July 18, 1918, in Clio. Mr. Ayliffe owned and operated Ayliffe Concessions for 25 years and was a Gladwin County resident for the past 23 years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Marathon, Fla. He married the former Naomi Reffit on March 6, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio.
He leaves his wife; sons Robert Ayliffe of Mio, Morris Ayliffe of Fenton, and Carl Ayliffe of Holly; step-son Richard Donohoe of Crooksville, Ohio; step-daughters Mrs. Joe (Doris) Dobbs of Mancelona and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Tomaski of Clare; sister Mrs. Nolavay Sproul of Birch Run; 30 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gladwin Chapel of the Hall Funeral home, with Allen T. Parker officiating. Burial will be in Arbutus cemetery, Gladwin County. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

 

Midland Daily News dated 12-19-1978.

 

OMA AYLIFFE (1917 - ?)

 

B'S

 

ALBERT E. BARNARD (22 OCT 1918 - 15 JAN 2000)

Albert E. Barnard, 81, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at his home. He moved to Gladwin in 1975. Born Oct. 22, 1918 in Detroit, he was the son of Frank and Nettie Benaway Barnard. He worked for the Department of Street Railway for the City of Detroit. Albert married Anne Toner, Feb. 25, 1945. She preceded him in death March 6, 1997. He then married Mary Oliver, Oct. 18, 1997. He was a member of the Redford Twp. Eagles #2265, Harrison Moose Lodge, and was known as “Barnardo the Great,” for his magical acts.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Richard and wife Joann of Howell, Charles and wife Donna of Redford Twp., and Clarence and Lisa of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Albert Jack and one brother, Willis. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Dr. Rev. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery.

ANNE E. (TONER) BARNARD (30 NOV 1922 - 6 MARCH 1997)

 

Anna E. Barnard, 74, of Gladwin, died Thursday, March 6, 1997 at the Gladwin Nursing Home. Born Nov. 30, 1922 in Detroit to William and Edith Toner, Anna married Albert Barnard.


Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, Albert of South Lyon, Richard of Howell, Charles of Redford and Clarence of Dearborn Heights; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-12/1997 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

MARY O. BARNARD (3 SEP 1920 - 26 SEP 2001)

 

AMELIA BELLE BASNER (? - ?)

 

ANTHONY E. BASNER (2 NOV 1914 - 17 FEB 1989)

 

Anthony E. Basner, 74, of 229 N. Forest, Standish, died Friday, Feb. 17, at his home after a short illness. Born in Buckeye Township, Nov. 2, 1914, he was employed by Monitor Sugar in Bay City until retiring in 1977. Surviving are 4 brothers, Joseph of Coleman, Nelson of Tawas, John of Burton and Orvail of Wayne; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Babcock of Saginaw and Mrs. Edith Milliman of Wheeler. Rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Leonard Newman officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-22/1989 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ANTHONY BASNER (16 MAY 1824 - 28 FEB 1913)

 

BASNER

 

Anthony Basner died at his home near Winegar, of heart failure, age 90 years. He was one of the first residents in that locality, where he resided many years. Funeral services were held Sunday at 10 a.m. Interment in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-6/1913 Column – 2 Page – 4.

 

CLARABELLE BASNER (1921 – 18 JUNE 1921)

 

Could not find in the Gladwin County Record.

 

RHODA BASNER (? - ?)

 

ROBERTA LEE BIVENS (18 AUG 1960 - ?)

 

TERRY LEE BIVENS (14 JUNE 1959 - 5 DEC 2003)

 

BESSIE E. BOWER (20 MARCH 1891 - 29 NOV 1977)

 

Mrs. Bessie E. Bower, 85, of Winegars, died Monday, Nov. 29, in Midland following a long illness. Born in Yale on March 20, 1891, she had lived in Gladwin county 74 years. Mrs. Bower was a news correspondent for The Gladwin County Record for many years from the Highwood area. She was married to Peter S. Bower in 1908, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1974.

   Surviving are 3 sons, Carl and Floyd of Copemish and David of Suttons Bay; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Riley of Sanford; 18 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.

   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Shoaff will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-01/1976 Column - 7 Page - 2   

 

CARL S. BOWER (5 JULY 1909 - 18 MAY 1997)

 

Carl S. Bower, 87, of Beaverton, died Sunday, May 18, 1997 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin after a short illness. Born July 5, 1909 in Gladwin County, he lived in Gladwin his whole life.

 

Carl had been employed by The Dow Chemical Company in Midland and was retired from there. He was a member of the Masons in Midland.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia and husband Robin Bard, Bonnie and husband Clair Hammond and Betty Loar, all of Beaverton; one son, Donal and wife Joyce of Beaverton; one brother, Floyd of Thompsonville; one sister, Bessie Riley of Dade City, Fla; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

 

Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-21/1997 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

CHARLOTTE M. BOWER (28 FEB 1937 - 24 MAY 1937)

 

DONALD C. BOWER (8 AUG 1935 - 2 FEB 2002)

 

   Donald C. Bower, 66, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland following a short illness. Born Aug. 8, 1935 in Midland, he was the son of Carl and Alice (Fritz) Bower. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Donald married Joyce (Sian), Dec. 19, 1953 in Sanford. He worked as an engineer for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1987 after 20 years. He was a member of the Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655.

   Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Steven and wife Susan Bower of Coleman; one daughter, Lori and husband Mark Doud of Beaverton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty and husband Harlan Kidder of Maine and Virginia and husband Robin Bard of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debra Myers; one sister, Bonnie Hammond; and one brother, Clair Hammond.

   Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pardee Cancer Fund. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 02-06/2002 Column - 4 Page - 2  

 

IRENE BOWER (8 MAY 1902 - 3 MARCH 1997)

 

JOYCE E. (SIAN) BOWER (3 MARCH 1935 - 16 OCT 2005)

 

Joyce E. Bower, Joyce E. Bower, 70, of Sanford, Michigan died Oct. 16, 2005 at home. She was born in Midland on March 3, 1935 to Clifford and Ina (Martin) Sian. She married Donal Bower in Sanford on Dec. 19, 1953; he passed away in 2002. Joyce was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County 20 years, having previously resided in Midland. She was a member of the Albright Shores Eagles Club #3655.

 

Surviving her are her daughter, Lori (Mark) Doud of Beaverton; her son, Steven Bower of Coleman; six grandchildren and eight Great grandchildren; and four sisters, Delores, Wilma, Lynn and Lillian. She is predeceased by her husband, parents, and daughter, Debra Myers.

 

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton with Pastor Brad Withrow officiating.

 

TONYA B. BREEDING (30 NOV 1969 - 30 OCT 2005)

 

Tonya B. Breeding, 35, of Beaverton passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Midland following a brief illness. She was born in Sault Saint Marie on Nov. 30, 1969 to David and JoAnn (Carter) Breeding. She grew up in California and Michigan and was a very outgoing person. She was a member of the Living Hope Assembly of God Church.

   She is survived by her mother, JoAnn Breeding of Beaverton; two brothers, Bryan and Bradley Breeding, both of Royal Oak; two sisters, Denise (Bob) Shears of Beaverton and Ahndrea (Mark) Eisenhauer of Livonia; her grandmother, Marion Carter of Clare; her caregivers, Jeanette and Butch; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, David, in December 2003.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Charles Sanders officiaiting. Burial will be at Arbutus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Friday. Gladwin County Record dated 11-02/2005 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

LODELL BREWER (29 JULY 1906 – 2 JUNE 1975)

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- June 4, 1975

LODELL BREWER

Lodell Brewer, 68, of 2970 W. Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, June 1, at Clare Osteopathic Hospital, following an extended illness. Born in Decature, Ill., July 29, 1906, he had been a resident of Gladwin County for 38 years, coming here from Ann Arbor. Mr. Brewer and the former Lorn Roach were married October 1, 1925, in Ann Arbor.

Surviving are his wife, Lorna; 2 sons, William of Beaverton and Larry of Mesa, Ariz.; 7 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Adcock, Mrs. Gerald (Marion) Hines and Mrs. Paul (Marguerite) Markell, all of Pontiac, Mrs. Eugene (Doris) Schulz of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Goodel of Midland, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Garvele of Gladwin and Mrs. John (Darlene) Stinger of Beaverton; 5 brothers, F. O. Brewer of Beaverton, Rollie and Ivo, both of Ann Arbor, Clarence of Whitmore Lake, and Alton of Glennie; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ernest Seyfried and Mrs. Berniece Wilson, both of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Wayne Mortenson of Big Rapids; 29 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home -Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin County.

 

LORNA ALETHA (ROACH) BREWER (2 AUG 1908 – 15 NOV 1979)

 

Lorna A. Brewer, 71, of 2970 W. Howard Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Kingston on August 2, 1908, she came to Gladwin County in 1937, from Ann Arbor. The former Lorna Roach, she was married to Lodell Brewer on October 1, 1925, in Ann Arbor. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1975.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, William of Beaverton and Larry of Mesa, Ariz.; 6 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Adcock and Mrs. (Marguerite) Markell of Pontiac, Mrs. Marion Hines of Chesaning, Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Goodell of Midland, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Gravelle of Gladwin and Mrs. John (Darlene) Stenger of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Leland of Lapeer and Kenneth of Pontiac; 30 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Henry Metcalf officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-21/1979 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM M. BREWER (3 APRIL 1926 - 25 AUG 1985)

 

William M. Brewer, 59, of 3536 Calhoun Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Ann Arbor April 3, 1926, he came to Gladwin County in 1937. Mr. Brewer was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II. He was married to the former Sylvia Wendt Dec. 12, 1982, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 step-sons, Roger Roberson of Mt. Pleasant, Steven Roberson of Hope and Brent Roberson of Midland; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Tom (Vicki) Ziemer of Beaverton and Mrs. Greg (Brenda) Scott of Roseville; one brother, Larry of Mesa, Ariz.; 7 sisters, Mrs. Betty Adcock of Clarkston, Mrs. Doris Schultz of Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Marion Hines of Chesaning, Mrs. Marguerite Markell of Pontiac, Mrs. Catherine Goodell of Midland, Mrs. Joyce Gravelle of Gladwin and Mrs. Darlene Stinger of Beaverton; ad 6 grandchildren.


Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-28/1985 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

CLARA BURKE (? - ?)

 

ROSIE E. BURKE (1891 - 1917)

 

ROSA M. (HACKETT) BURKE (12 JAN 1860 – 15 OCT 1924)

 

MRS. ISAAC A. BURKE

 

Rosa M., wife of Isaac A. Burke, died Oct. 15, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Gruehl, at Ogden, Lenawee county, aged 64 years, 9 months and 3 days, of acute indigestion, after a week’s illness. Rosa M. Hackett was born Jan. 12, 1860, at Penfield, Calhoun county, and was the daughter of George W. and Louisa M. Hackett. She was married in 1876 to Isaac A. Burke at Bellevue, Eaton county. They moved to Gladwin county in 1892, and lived here 30 years, until two years ago, when they remained a year, then returned to Michigan and have since made their home with their daughter at Ogden. To them nine children were born, only three of whom survive, Mrs. Clara Gruehl of Odgen, Fred Burke of Detroit, and John A. Burke of Bellevue, with the husband.

 

Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Ogden. The body was brought to Gladwin Thursday, and taken to Arbutus cemetery for burial Friday, accompanied by Mr. Burke and Mrs. Gruehl of Ogden, John Burke of Bellevue and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Furgeson of Tecumseh.

 

Mrs. Burke was a faithful member of the Free Methodist church. During her residence in Gladwin county she gained a large circle of friends, who will regret to hear of her death. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1924 Column – 3 Page – 4.

 

C'S

 

CULLIE C. CARPER (20 OCT 1942 - 14 SEP 2005)

Cullie C. Carper, Cullie C. Carper, 62, of Gladwin, died Sept. 14, 2005 at home following a short illness. He was born in Gladwin on Oct. 20, 1942 to Cullie and Beatrice (Cooper) Carper. He married Barbara Cooper in Gladwin on March 31, 1979. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He worked at Chrysler in Detroit and served in the Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Carper of Gladwin; five daughters, Nanette (Ahmad) Ramah of Hazel Park, Sarah (Chris) Reinke of Gladwin, Wendy Wheeler of Detroit, Daphne (John) Horvat of Westland, and Peggy (David) Alvey of Warren; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Garland Carper and Herbert Carper, both of Gladwin; and two sisters, Gloria Doane of Harrison and Delores Cleveland of Clare. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, William Carper and James Carper.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 17 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Pastor Brad Withrow officiating. Burial followed at Arbutus Cemetery in Gladwin.

WILLIAM ROGER CARPER (14 AUG 1936 - 1 AUG 2002)

William Roger Carper , 65, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away Aug. 1, 2002 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. William was born Aug. 14, 1936 to Cullie and Beatrice (Adkins) Carper in Charleston, West Virginia. He married the former Nancy Crawford on July 22, 1957 in Miami, West Virginia, and had lived in Gladwin County for 47 years. William was a self-employed truck driver, who hauled sand and gravel, and he was a member of Assembly of God Church in Gladwin.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Carper of Gladwin; sisters, Iris Cleveland of Clare and Gloria Doane of Harrison; brothers, Garland Carper, James Carper, Herbert Carper and Cullie Carper, all of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services and visitation were held Monday, Aug. 5 at Assembly of God Church in Gladwin with Pastor Brad Withrow officiating. Burial took place in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton.

JOHN CHERRY (1842 - 7 AUG 1907)

 

   CHERRY---John Cherry died at Highwood Aug. 7, aged 65 years. He was born in Canada. He had been a resident of Michigan many years and had lived in Highwood two years. His wife survives, living in Jackson, and a son, Henry, lives at Highwood. Funeral today. Gladwin County Record dated 08-08/1907 Column - 2 Page - 5  

THOMAS C. COASH (18 SEP 1931 - 18 MAY 2004)

 

   Thomas C. Coash, Thomas C. Coash, 72, of Beaverton, died May 18, 2004, at  home. He was born September 18, 1931, to Clinton and Mary (Connelly) Coash in Saginaw. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a supervisor at General Motors in Saginaw. Previously of Saginaw, he lived in Gladwin for the past 25 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 1859 in Carrollton, the National  Rifle Association, and the Michigan Sheriff Association. He  was also a Boy Scout leader for Troop 325 in Saginaw.

   He is survived by three sisters, Margaret and Jim Ford of  Rockford, Mary and Les Meehleder of Rockford, and Theresa Slagle of Midland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Special thanks to the Mercer family and his extended family and friends.

   Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Rev. James Hoggard officiating. Burial was at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation was on Thursday, May 20, from 3-9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands. Gladwin County Record dated 05-25/2004 Column - ? Page - ?

 

BERNARD R. COLMUS (1932 - 1994)

 

EARL L. COLMUS (19 JULY 1937 - 22 JULY 1993)

 

BARBARA JO (WEST) COX (24 SEP 1947 - 21 SEP 2001)

Barbara Jo Cox, 53, of Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at home. Born Sept. 24, 1947 in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Clarence and Geraldine (Kent) West. She lived in Gladwin County 25 years and previously lived in Bridgeport. Barbara married James Cox, April 30, 1966 in Saginaw. She worked in housekeeping for MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. She was a member of the Church of Daniels Band-Highwood and loved the great outdoors.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Lynn and husband Charles Kile of Curtis, and Tamara Jo and husband Robert Lough of Midland; grandchildren, Tamara Jo and Robert Lough of Midland, Charles Jr. and Thomas Kile, Ryan, Nick, Tawny, Chase, and Hannah Jo Lough; one sister, Jacqueline and husband Jeffrey Wood of Saginaw; one brother, Darwin and wife Crystal Mederies of Bridgeport; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Jim Huggard officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

BRIAN E. COX (? - ?)

 

JAMES P. COX (16 JULY 1947 - ?)

 

VICTOR HERBERT CROOK (13 MAY 1925 - 24 JUNE 2002)

 

   Victor H. Crook , age 77, died June 24, 2002 at his home in Beaverton, Michigan. He was born May 13, 1925 to Herbert and Hazel (Kipp) Crook in Hazel Park, Michigan. On July 10, 1979 he married Mary Atherton at Beaverton. Victor was Maintenance Technician for the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Virginia, retiring in 1963. He then worked as a heavy equipment operator for Grandsden in Edenville, Michigan, retiring in 1987. He had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1963, having previously lived in Norfolk, Virginia.

He was a member of the Church of Daniel’s Band, the Fleet Reserve #358, Skidway Lake, and Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655.

   He is survived by his wife, Mary Crook; his son Alan (Gemey) Crook of Hawaii; his step children, Cindy (Tony) Peacock of Beaverton, Dennis (Sheryl) Doan of Gladwin, John (Trisa) Doan of Beaverton, and William (Marion) Doan of Tawas; thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brothers, Rev. Norris Crook of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and Frank Crook of Lakeworth, Florida; his sisters, Rachel Conner of Willard, Ohio, and Virginia Pietryzk of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, two step-children, and two grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Friday, June 28, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, Michigan, with Rev. Jim Hoggard officiating. Burial took place at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Special military rites were conducted by V.F.W. of Gladwin County. Gladwin County Record dated 07-03/2002 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JEAN M. CURRENT (30 AUG 1926 - 29 JAN 1977)

 

BERTHA Z. (CONE) CURRIE (11 JULY 1897 - 22 MARCH 1960)

 

MRS. BERTHA CURRIE DIES SUDDENLY

 

   Mrs. Bertha Z. Currie, 62, died suddenly at her home in Hay Township, on Tuesday, March 22. The former Miss Bertha Cone, was born July 11, 1897, in Monroe County and married Earl F. Currie November 12, 1912. She had been a resident of Gladwin County for 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Earl; three sons, George R. of Detroit, Frank E. and Harris L. of Beaverton; five daughters, Mrs. Edith V. Hyer, of Auburn, Mrs. Beatrice L. Mackie of Copemish, Mrs. Addie C. Kinne, of LaPorte, Mrs. Marie E. Parkin, of Detroit, and Mrs. Alice B. Jean, of Bay City; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Wesley, of Helena, Montana; and two brothers, Lee and William Cone, of Troy, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Ross Tracy will officiate and burial will be in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-23/1960 Column - 2 Page - 1  

 

EARL F. CURRIE (1 MARCH 1881 - 6 NOV 1965)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR EARL CURRIE, 84

 

   Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Earl F. Currie, 84, of Gladwin Township, who died Saturday, Nov. 6, after an illness of one week. Born in Yale on March 1, 1881, he had lived in Gladwin County for 70 years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Currie was a member of the Gladwin I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 177. He was married to the former Bertha Cone in Bay County on Nov. 12, 1912. She preceded him in death on March 22, 1960.

   Surviving are three sons, Frank E., of Estey, Harris L., of Gladwin, and George R., of Detroit; five daughters, Mrs. Edith Hyer, Auburn, Mrs. Marie Parkin, Detroit; Mrs. Beatrice Mackie, of Phoniex, Ariz., Mrs. Addie C. Kinnie, of La Porte, and Mrs. Alice Franklin, of Bay City; one brother, William, of Copemish; and one sister, Bessie Bower, of Highwood; 37 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The Rev. Ross Tracy officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-10/1965 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

EMMA CURRIE (1858 – 11 MAY 1924)

 

ERVIN CURRIE (1931 - 1931)

 

EUGENE MAYNARD CURRIE (1934 – 27 JAN 1934)

 

FRANCIS H. CURRIE (18 OCT 1846 - 9 JUNE 1920)

Highwood, June 14, --- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Currie and family of Fairgrove, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Conklin and family, Richard Secord, Eugene Secord and Arthur Fyan of Bay City, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Delwern of Saginaw were here to attend the funeral of Frank Currie. We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Currie and family in their late bereavement. Mr. Currie had lived here 20 years and was respected by all who knew him. Source: Gladwin County Record dated 06-17/1920 Column - 2 Page -2

 

D'S

 

BERTHA DAGLEY (1874 - 1949)

 

JAMES F. DAGLEY (13 APR 1877 – 22 APR 1943)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO JAMES F. DAGLEY

 

James F. Dagley, 66, of Buckeye township, died Thursday, April 22, at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Mr. Dagley had been in ill health for several months.

 

Mr. Dagley was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 13, 1877, and lived in Flint prior to coming to Buckeye township to make his home. For many years he has been correspondent for The Record for the southwest Buckeye area.

Funeral services were held at the Hall Funeral Home here Sunday, April 25, with the Rev. R. H. Nicodemus officiating. Burial was in the Arbutus cemetery.

 

His wife, Mrs. Bertha Dagley, and several children survive. A more complete obituary for Mr. Dagley will appear in next week’s Record. Gladwin County Record dated 4-28/1943 Column – 5 Page – 5.

 

FLORENCE M. (BRINKLEY) DAILEY (17 DEC 1932 - 5 OCT 2000)

 

Florence M. Dailey, 67, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Saginaw following a long illness.

Florence was born December 17, 1932 to Edward and Helen Brinkey in Hazel Park, Michigan. She had lived in Gladwin County since 1974 and lived previously in Troy, Michigan. She married Edward Dailey Aug. 20, 1953 in Rochester. She spent her life as a homemaker.

 

She is survived by her husband Edward of Beaverton; four sons, Gary and wife, Linda Dailey of Madison Heights, Gerald Dailey of Gladwin, James and wife, Lois Dailey of Coleman, and Michael and wife Andrea Dailey of Farwell; a daughter, Ginny and husband, Mark of Beaverton; three brothers, Clarence Brinkey of Utica, James Brinkey of Drayton Plains and William Brinkey of Miami, Fla.; one sister, Eleanor Werth of Caro; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and her parents.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 9 at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with Paul Kile and Donn Pendelton officiating. She was buried in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions will be used according to the wishes of the family.

 

ERNEST E. DAMON (30 JUNE 1899 – 16 FEB 1984)

 

(Midland Daily News, February 18, 1984)

 

Ernest E. Damon, 84, 1302 Howard, Beaverton, died Feb. 16, 1984, at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness.

 

He was born June 30, 1899, in New Hampshire and was a butcher in the Detroit area until his retirement in 1972. He married Nora Cutter Aug. 15, 1935, in Stoneham, Mass., and moved to Gladwin in 1972.

 

Besides his wife he leaves sons Kenneth Damon of Sterling Heights and Lawrence Damon of Bedford, N.H.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A daughter, Joyce Skurya, died April 28, 1973.

 

Funeral services were 1 p.m. today at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Beaverton, with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.

 

NORA E. (CUTTER) DAMON (29 JAN 1911 - 16 JAN 1997)

 

Nora E. Damon, 85, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997 in Gladwin after a long illness. Born Jan. 29, 1911 in Bangor, Maine, she married Ernest E. Damon Aug. 15, 1935 in Stoneham, Mass. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1984.

 

She had been employed by TRW of Troy, retiring in 1972 after 30 years. She lived in Gladwin County since 1972, previously living in Detroit.

 

Surviving are one son, Kenneth and wife Dolores of Sterling Heights; four brothers, Robert and Donald Cutter of Florida, Howard Cutter of Michigan and Bob Cutter of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Skurya, April 28, 1973.

 

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel with the Rev. Deane B. Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to MidMichigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 1-22/1997 Column – 1 Page – 7.

 

ESTHER T. (LEHMAN) DAWLEY (21 MAY 1919 - 27 SEP 2003)

 

Esther T. Dawley , 84, of Midland, Michigan passed away Sept. 27, 2003 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland following a long illness.

She was born May 21, 1919 to Charles and Susie (Kasler) Lehman in Logan, Ohio. Esther married Ivan Dawley Sr. on Nov. 2, 1935 in Logan, Ohio; he preceded her death in 1998. Esther was a homemaker and moved to Gladwin County in 1970 from Ohio.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley L. (Donald) Needham of Breckenridge and Pauline E. (Robert) White-Manifold of Gladwin; three sons, Chuck W. (Nancy) Dawley of Hemlock, Ivan (Anell) Dawley Jr. of Gladwin, and Orval L. (Ann) Dawley of Greenbush; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Pat Dawley, in 1996, as well as several brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 1) at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Jeff Hickman officiating. Burial will take place in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation was held Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be used according to the family’s wishes.

 

IVAN W. DAWLEY (19 JULY 1918 - 15 JULY 1998)

 

Ivan W. Dawley, 79, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. Born July 19, 1918 in Hocking County, Ohio, he lived in Gladwin County since 1970 and previously lived in Ohio. Ivan married the former Esther Lehman, Nov. 2, 1935 in Logan, Ohio. He was retired as a pumper for Sun Oil Company. Ivan was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also a life member of D.A.V., Inland Lakes, Michigan Post 39.

   Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Shirley L. and husband Donald Needham of Breckenridge, and Pauline E. and husband Marvin White of Beaverton; three sons, Charles W. and wife Nancy of Hemlock, Ivan Jr. and wife Anell of Gladwin, and Orville L. and wife Ann of Greenbush; one sister, Forrest Mae Matheny of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Pat, Jan. 30, 1996.;

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with VFW Post 7303 officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 07-22/1998 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ELLEN J. (THEUER) DINGS (6 FEB 1923 - 12 JAN 1992)

 

Mrs. Ellen J. Dings, 68, of 2970 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1992, at her home after a long illness. Born in Detroit, Feb. 6, 1923, she moved to Gladwin County in 1984 from Warren. The former Ellen Theuer, she was married to Theodore Dings on Aug. 6, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Robert of Gladwin and Timothy of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Jake (Elizabeth) Harrison of Warren; one brother, Harvey Theuer of Cheybogan; 2 sisters, Mrs. Norma Morgan of Madison Heights and Mrs. Betty Culver of Florida; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

   Rites were held today, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-15/1992 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

LAVERE CALVIN DOAN (26 DEC 1923 - 20 MARCH 1982)

 

Lavere C. Doan, 58, of 2398 Long Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Saturday, March 20. Born in Secord Township December 26, 1923, he attended the Elm Grove School. Mr. Doan was an operating engineer in road construction and served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was married August 28, 1971, in Bentley to Diane Bennett.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Lon (Fonda) Ricky and Melody Doan of Gladwin, Lori Doan of Homestead Air Force Base, Fla, and Dianna Doan of Beaverton; 3 sons, Elmer of Park City, Mont., Dale of Glen Dive, Mont. and Gregory of Texas; 4 sisters, Mrs. Irene Humphrey of Sebastin, Fla., Mrs. Esther Thomas and Mary Doan of Gladwin and Mrs. Alta Lewis of Hartland; one brother, Dale of Gladwin; 7 half brothers, Ted, Ken and Ai Doan of Gladwin, Frank, Don, Jim and Tom Doan of Texas; 6 half sisters, Mrs. Edel Erway of Michigan, Mrs. Viola Cox of Florida, Mrs. Anna Ball of Pinckney, Mrs. Leota Subolski of Bentley, Mrs Sandra Kraus of Sterling and Mrs. Joyce Thomas of Gladwin; and 2 granddaughters.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-24/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

SHIRLEY DIANNE DOAN (10 JUNE 1940 - 11 FEB 2002)

 

E. FLINT DOANE (10 OCT 1912 - 24 JUNE 1986)

 

E. Flint Doane, 73, of 510 E. Highwod Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, June 24, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Breckenridge Oct. 10, 1912, he had spent his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Doane was a laborer in construction. Mr. Doane and the former Marie Foor were married June 30, 1938, in Gladwin County.

  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Kenneth of Harrison; 3 daughters, Carol Vanderbush and Sharon Boyer of Beaverton and Beverly Roper of Rhodes; one sister, Mary Harden of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

  Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Byron Hatch officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record dated 07-02/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MARIE A. DOANE (1920 - ?)

 

LAURA DODD (26 JULY 1884 – DEC 1956)

 

RITES FOR MRS. DODD SUNDAY

 

Mrs. Laura Dodd, 72, died at her home in Gladwin following an illness of several months. She was born in Henry County, Ohio on July 26, 1884 and had lived in Gladwin County since 1907. Mrs. Dodd was a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. On April 27, 1951, she was married to Raymond Dodd in Midland.

 

Surviving are her husband; one son, Laurence Measel of Gladwin County; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie McColley of Gladwin, Mrs. Mildred Hund of Beaverton and Mrs. Arvilda Parkins of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Tillie Mitchell of Hamler, Ohio, Miss Bertha Fox and Miss Nellie Fox of Toledo; and 12 grandchildren. Four daughters and one son preceded her in death.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial was in the Arbutus cemetery. Pallbearers were Virgil Doane, Clarence Fritz, Roy Brill, Melvin Cady, Isaiah Wideman and George Rowley. Gladwin County Record dated 12-12/1956 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

AGNES DOMBROWSKI (1932 - ?)

 

ERVIN F. DOMBROWSKI (14 DEC 1931 - 3 MARCH 1992)

 

Ervin F. Dombrowski, 59, of 1390 Colony Square, Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, March 3, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin. Born in Hamtramck, Dec. 14, 1931, he came to Gladwin 2 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Dombrowski was a carpet installer in the Detroit area until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the Cedar River Chapel, Beaverton. Mr. Dombrowski and the former Agnes Shaw were married March 3, 1978, in Harper Woods.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, David of Royal Oark, Dennis of Oak Park, Dale of Detroit and Ed of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Thor (Rynee) Stenson of Marquette and Mrs. Bob (Colleen) Kidd of Warren; 2 step-sons, Robert and David Balgenworth of Detroit; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Sharon Lanzetta of Redford Township and Mrs. Lynn Evans of Arlington, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Clara Bogucki of Detroit; 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Srodka of Murfreesboro, Ten. And Mrs. Joann Bommoarito of St. Clair Shores; and 15 grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-11/192 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

GARNER P. DRULEY (29 AUG 1905 - 29 AUG 1979)

 

Garner P. Druley, 74, of 699 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Geneva, Ohio, on August 29, 1905, he spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Druley was a farmer.

   Surviving are his father, Lou, of Beaverton; one brother, George of Flint; and 5 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Mrs. Carrie Shears and Mrs. Gladys Cottrell of Beaverton, Mrs. Frances Winters of West Branch and Mrs. Irene Crocker of Midland.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Fred Wilson officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-05/1979 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

LEWIS N. DRULEY (9 JUNE 1883 - 16 JUNE 1980)

 

Lewis N. Druley, 97, of 699 W. Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, June 16, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Geneva, Ohio, on June 9, 1883, he came to Gladwin County in 1905. Mr. Druley was a retired farmer. He was married to the former Nellie M. Bushong on October 26, 1904, in Ohio. She preceded him in death on November 4, 1968.

   Surviving are one son, George of Flint; 5 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Mrs. Carrie Shears and Mrs. Gladys Cottrell of Beaverton, Mrs. Frances Winters of West Branch and Mrs. Irene Cocker of Midland; 47 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Fred Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-18/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

NELLIE MAY (BUSHONG) DRULEY (9 MAY 1885 - 4 NOV 1968)

 

Mrs. Nellie May Druley, 83, of Buckeye Township, died Monday, Nov. 4, at the Gladwin Hospital following an illness of a year. Mrs. Druley was born in Andora, Ohio, May 9, 1885, and married Louis Druley Oct. 26, 1904, in Van Wert County, Ohio. She was the former Nellie Bushong. They came to Gladwin in 1906.

   Survivors are her husband, Louis N.; three sons, Garner and Clifford, both of Beaverton, and George of Flint; seven daughters, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Mrs. Carrie Shears, and Mrs. Gladys Cottrell, all of Beaverton; Mrs. Viola Sines of Gladwin, Mrs. Frances Winters of West Branch, Mrs Irene Crocker of Midland, and Mrs. Opal McCrandell of Flint; a brother Charles of Longbeach, Fla.; 45 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. John Cermak officiating. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township. Gladwin County Record dated 11-06/1968 Coumn - 6 Page - 1

 

F'S

 

MARILYN FARMER (1934 - ?)

 

URL F. FARMER (13 SEP 1927 - 27 MAY 1990)

 

Url F. Farmer, 62, of 2581 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Sunday, May 27, 1990, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center after a long illness with cancer. Born in Romero, Sept. 13, 1927, he moved to Gladwin County in 1970. Mr. Farmer was a machinist for Kal Plastics in Beaverton. Mr. Farmer and the former Marilyn Matteson were married Oct. 9, 1961, in Rochester.


Besides his wife, he is survived by one step-son, James Simpson of Perry; a step-daughter, Sue Cornell of Beaverton; 4 brothers, Leo of Rochester, Larry of Sandusky, Ray of Drayton Plains and Burt of Romeo; 3 sisters, Norene Hoffman of Almont, Vera Lenneberg of Romeo and Anna Sulkulski of Utica; and 5 grandchildren.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Briggs will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-30/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

JENNIE H. (LINSKILL) FASCHING (26 JAN 1906 – 28 JUNE 1999)

 

Jennie H. Fasching, 93, of Gladwin, died Monday, June 28, 1999 at the Gladiwn Living Centre in Gladwin after a short illness. Born Jan. 26, 1906 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she lived in Gladwin County since 1962 and previously lived in Detroit. Jennie married Joseph Fasching, July 31, 1928 in Wyoming, Pa. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a homemaker.

 

Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert. Gravesides services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton with Rev. David Sprang officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 6-30/1999 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

JOSEPH FASCHING (17 MARCH 1904 – 5 NOV 1988)

 

Joseph Fasching, 84, of 946 W. Winegar Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 5, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Swoyersville, Pa., March 17, 1904, he moved to Gladwin County about 20 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Fasching was a tool and die maker with American Motors in Detroit and retired in 1966. Mr. Fasching and the former Jennie Linskill were married, July 31, 1928, in Wyoming, Pa.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Wyatt of Livonia. He was preceded in death by 2  brothers, William and Anton and 2 sisters, Helen Davis and Sophia Phillips.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery. Visitation is after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 12-7/1988 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

EDITH GRACE FOSTER (16 NOV 1892 - 19 JAN 1979)

 

Edith Grace Foster, 86, of 1090 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Jan. 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Canadaigua, N.Y., on November 16, 1892, she moved to Lake Geneva, Wisc., in 1913 and to Detroit in 1916. Miss Foster lived in Detroit until 1958 when she came to Gladwin County to care for her sister, the late Florence Fromer. She had been a resident of the Gladwin Nursing Home since 1974.

   Miss Foster was a member of the Hope Gospel Church of Detroit and was a commercial artist with Children's Aid Society. Surviving are 46 neices and nephews. Rites were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Winston Decker officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-24/1979 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

TRESSA FOUTCH (28 JUNE 1916 - 13 APRIL 1967)

 

BURIAL MADE IN ARBUTUS CEMETERY

 

   Miss Tressa Foutch, 50, of Gladwin and Traverse City, died Thursday, April 13, at Traverse City Hospital following a long illness. She was born in Gladwin County June 28, 1916.

   Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Jennie Vail, of Gladwin; three sisters, Grace Foutch of Gladwin, Mrs. Inez Wiechec and Mrs. Minne Malloy, both of Chicago; two brothers, Oscar and Lawrence of Flint.

   Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with Allen Parker as the officiating minister and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/1967 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

BERTHA B. (INGLES) FRITZ (30 APRIL 1888 - 18 MAY 1959)

 

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. FRITZ

 

   Mrs. Bertha B. Fritz, 71, of Hay Township, died Monday following an illness of three weeks. She was born April 30, 1888 in Harbor Beach. The former Miss Bertha B. Ingles was married to Clarence M. Fritz, on December 23, 1905 in Standish. A Gladwin County resident for 54 years, she was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Gladwin.

   Survivors include her husband, Clarence M.; a daughter, Mrs. Peter Gee, of Beaverton; a son, C. Gordon Fritz, of Midland; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Nolan Fritz, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Louis Kalmbaugh, of Midland. A son, Orley, preceded her in death in 1935.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, Gladwin. The Rev. Earl Fogelsonger and Rev. F. E. Voller will officiate and burial will in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-20/1959 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

CLARENCE M. FRITZ (18 NOV 1883 - 24 MARCH 1967)

 

CLARENCE FRITZ DIES IN FLORIDA

 

   Clarence M. Fritz, 83, of Hay Township, died Friday in Orlando, Fla., following an illness of two weeks. Born in Vestaburg on Nov. 18, 1883, he had resided in Gladwin County for the past 65 years. Mr. Fritz was a retired Dow worker and janitor at the Winegars school. He was married to the former Bertha Ingles on Dec. 23, 1905, in Standish. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1959.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Peter Gee of Beaverton; one son, C. Gordon of Midland; two brothers, Len of Deatroit and Nolan of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Allen and F. E. Voller officiated, with burial in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-29/1967 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

ORLA MONROE FRITZ (3 JUNE 1907 - 16 APRIL 1935)

 

ORLA MONROE FRITZ DIES AT HIGHWOOD

 

   Orla Monroe Fritz died April 16, 1935, at his home at Highwood after an illness of a year and a half. Services will be held Friday afternoon, April 19, 1935, at 2:30 at the Highwood Free Methodist church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Johnson. Fritz was born June 3, 1907, at Alger, and came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fritz, to Highwood in 1908. He married Miss Lena Lefner July 20, 1927.

    He is survived by his wife, two children, Orla Allen and Donna May; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fritz; one sister, Mrs. Alice Bowen of Highwood; and one brother, Gordon of Midland. Gladwin County Record dated 04-17/1935 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

RICKY ALLEN FRITZ (8 MAY 1958 - 20 JULY 1978)

 

Rick Fritz, 20, of 2398 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, July 20, in Bay City. Born in Gladwin on May 8, 1958, he attended Gladwin, Beaverton and Bay City schools. He served in the U.S. Army in 1976.

   Surviving are his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Orley Fritz of Midland; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Levere Doan of Beaverton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder of Germfask and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bennett of Evart; 2 half-brothers, Orley and Tony Fritz of Bay City; a half-sister, Dianna Doan of Beaverton, Gordon, Charles and Michael Fritz of Midland; and 2 step-sisters, Mrs. Lon (Fonda) Ricky of Gladwin and Lori Doan of Beaverton.

   Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-26/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

FLORENCE F. (FOSTER) FROMER (20 MAY 1887 – 12 JAN 1961)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. FROMER

 

Mrs. Florence Fromer, 73, of Beaverton, died Thursday at the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born May 20, 1887, at Canadaigua, N.Y., the former Florence Foster was married to George H. Fromer at Binghampton, N.Y., on Aug. 25, 1913. They came to Gladwin County from Detroit six years ago. Mrs. Fromer was a member of Holy Gospel Church, Detroit, the Billings Sunday School, and attended the Gladwin Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, George H.; six sons, George of East Lansing, Donald of Beaverton, Richard of Toledo, Ohio, Dick, James and Lawrence, at home; three daughters, Margaret, Dorothy and Lillian, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Cosman of Mohawk, N.Y., and Miss Edith Foster of Detroit; nine grandchildren and thre great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Gladwin Baptist Church, with the Rev. Henry C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-18/1961 Column - 6 Page - 1.

 

GEORGE HENRY FROMER (20 DEC 1888 – 29 DEC 1972)

 

GEORGE FROMER

 

George H. Fromer, 84, of 1087 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Dec. 29, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born in Hurley, So. Dak., Dec. 20, 1888, and attended Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., graduating in 1909. Mr. Fromer and the former Florence Foster were married in Binghampton, N.Y., August 25 1913, and came to Detroit in 1916 where he was employed as a die sinker at Ford Motor Co. Prior to that he had farmed at Lake Geneva, Wisc., for a time. He retired in 1954 and they moved to Beaverton. Mr. Fromer was a lay preacher and member of Hope Gospel Church in Detroit and lay preacher and Sunday school teacher at the Billings Sunday School in Billings Township. Mrs. Fromer died Jan. 12, 1961.

 

Surviving are six sons, George H. Jr. of Brazil, Richard of Ann Arbor, Donald of Beaverton, James of Gladwin, Lawrence of Mt. Morris, and Dick of Riverdale, Ill.; three daughters, Miss Margaret Fromer of Brazil, Mrs. Philip (Dorothy) Rabine of Manhattan, Mont., and Mrs. Clifford (Lillian) Summerhill of Battle Creek; two sisters; 22 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Lathrop Sr. and the Rev. Winston Decker officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Buckeye Township. Gladwin County Record dated 1-3/1973 Column - 5 Page -1.

 

MARGARET FROMER (29 JUNE 1914 – 19 DEC 1983)

 

(Midland Daily News, Dec. 20, 1983)

 

Margaret Fromer, 69, of Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 19, 1983, in Clare Nursing Home. 

She was born June 29, 1914, in Lake Geneva, Wis. Miss Fromer was a missionary serving Gladwin and Ogemaw counties for many years, and in 1966 served as a missionary in Brazil with the Brazil Independent Mission. She was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church.

 

She leaves brothers, George Fromer Jr. of Sun City, Ariz., Donald Fromer of Beaverton, Richard Fromer and James Fromer both of Gladwin, Dick Fromer of Chicago and Larry Fromer of Saginaw; and sister, Lillian Summerhill of Battle Creek. A sister, Dorothy Fromer, died Sept. 23, 1981.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Beaverton Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Wright officiating. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery in Buckeye Township.  Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, after 6 p.m. today and until noon Thursday.

 

RICHARD FROMER (8 FEB 1923 - 8 DEC 1998)

 

Richard Fromer, 75, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin. Born Feb. 8, 1923 in Detroit, he was the son of George and Florence Foster Fromer. Richard came to Gladwin in 1981 from the Detroit area.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Lillian and husband Clifford Summerhill of Battle Creek, and Dianne and husband Wayne Dilts of Wichita, Kan.; four sons, James and wife Carolyn of Gladwin, Lawrence and wife Linda of Burk, Mark and wife Candy of Belville, and Richard and wife Ruth of South Holland, Ill.; one brother, Donald of Albuquerque, N. M.; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, and one brother. Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 2 to 8 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 12-9/1998 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

GILBERT FYAN (14 SEP 1911 – 3 APR 1915)

 

FYAN

 

Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fyan of Highwood, died Saturday night from effects of burns received during the day while in a field which was being cleared and burned. He was playing with his brother when his clothes caught fire, with results stated. The boy was aged three years six months and 20 days. Interment took place at Arbutus. Gladwin County Record dated 4-8/1915 Column – 3 Page – 7.

 

NINA FYAN (1927 - 1931)

 

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RONALD L. GABRIEL, SR (30 JUNE 1956 - 3 APRIL 2001)

 

GEORGE E. GARREN (2 OCT 1903 - 3 AUG 1978)

 

George E. Garren, 74, of 2516 S. Long Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Huthouse, Ga., on October 2, 1903, he came to Gladwin County three years ago from Detroit. He was a retired sprayer for Briggs Manufacturing Co. in Detroit. Mr. Garren was married to the former Lola Jones on April 13, 1930, in Blue Ridge, Ga.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Inex of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Cora Pritchett of Calhoun, Ga.; and 2 granddaughters, A son, Jay, preceded him in death in May and a brother, Loftus, followed him in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-09/1978 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

IRENE GENNETTE (19 OCT 1922 - 6 SEP 2003)

Irene Gennette, 80, of Beaverton, died Sept. 6, 2003, at home in Beaverton following a long illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1922, to Ross and Cora (Dorland) Shelman in Detroit. A homemaker, she moved to Gladwin County in 1977 from Farmington Hills. She married Tony Gennette Aug. 14, 1937 in Brightmore, Mich. He predeceased her in 1997. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292.

Surviving are a daughter, Vickey Reynolds of Beaverton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ross and Cindy Gennette of Plymouth, Larry and Cheri Gennette of Livonia, and Daniel and Tina Gennette of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Schriber of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, as well as her husband.

Funeral Services were Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 8 from noon until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin., and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

TONY GENNETTE (14 NOV 1915 - 25 SEP 1997)

 

Tony Gennette, 81, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland, after a short illness. Born Nov. 14, 1915 in Detroit, he had been employed by Zimmer Man Manufacturing of Redford, retiring in 1977. Tony married the former Irene Sheiman, Aug. 14, 1937 in Brightmore. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Vickey and husband Gordon Reynolds of Beaverton; three sons, Ross and wife Cindy of Plymouth, Larry and wife Cheri of Livonia, and Danial and wife Tina of Gladwin; three brothers, Frank, Rocky and Bill; one sister, Margie Skaggs; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 10-1/1997 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

GOLDA B. (WETHERALD) GEORGE (6 APRIL 1901 - 18 MAY 1997)

 

Golda B. George, 96, of Gladwin, died Sunday, May 18, 1997 after a short illness at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin. Born April 6, 1901 in Clio, she was a homemaker and a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church. The former Golda Wetherald married Edwin George in 1922 in Flint.

 

Surviving are two sons, Robert and wife Barbara of Columbiaville and Edwin and wife Gail of Escondido, Calif.; two daughter-in-laws, Betty George of Gladwin and Joan George of Northville; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers and three sisters.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to donors favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 5-21/1997 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

LLOYD EDWIN GEORGE (11 MAY 1925 – 29 SEP 1978)

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- October 4, 1978

 

LLOYD GEORGE

 

Lloyd E. George, 53, of 2355 West M-61, Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 29, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Flint on May 11, 1925, he was a cement mason for the City of Flint. Mr. George moved to Gladwin County in 1964. He graduated from the School for the Blind in Lansing in 1945 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Flint.

Mr. George and the former Betty Williams were married on June 26, 1948, in Flint. Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, David George; 2 daughters, Dawn of Big Rapids and Mrs. Kip (D'Anne) Fritcher of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Golda George of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Arthur of New Boston, Edwin of Detroit and Robert of Columbiaville; and 2 grandchildren. Seriveces were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.

 

MARK S. GRANT (27 JULY 1959 - 14 APRIL 2005)

 

God called on of his best fisherman home to the holy waters. Mark Grant of Beaverton passed away on April 14, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born July 27, 1959 in Clare to Bert and Jessie (Whalen) Grant. Owner and operator of Mark Grant Builder, he is a lifetime resident of Gladwin County and a member of the Community of Christ Church in Beaverton. Mark married Virginia "Ginny" (Dailey) Grant of Beaverton on June 13, 1981. She survives him, along with their daughters, Michelle "Smell" Grant (Matt Colvin) of Gladwin, and Melissa "Goog" Grant of Beaverton (Tyler Molesworth, Gladwin).

   Between camping, hitching and unhitching horse trailers, fixing tack, and throwing hay for the girls and their horses, Mark was an avid fly fisherman, catching trout, bass and bluegill whenever he had the chance. Dozens of trails leading to Gladwin County lakes and rivers will forever bear the image of his footprint.

   Mark is also survived by his parents; brothers, Dave Grant of Beaverton, Mike (Cindy) Grant of Colorado, Scott (Colleen) Grant of Beaverton, Gordon (Karlina) Grant of Midland, Douglas (Christina) Grant of Tennessee; father-in-law Edward Dailey of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Florence Dailey.

   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on April 16, 2005 at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. Elder Thomas Rodabaugh officiated. Mark will be buried at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorials can be made to the Mark Grant Builder Memorial Fund, Comerica in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 04-20/2005 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

DOUGLAS H. GRAVELLE (17 OCT 1923 – 13 JUL 1986

 

Douglas H. Gravele, 62, of Nashville, Mich., died Sunday, July 13, 1986, at his home following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Bad Axe. He was the owner/operator of Gravelle’s Meat Market in Nashville, where he had been a resident since February of 1978. Prior to that he lived in Gladwin County. He married the former Shirley Ruthig, Nov. 28, 1946, in Ulby.

 

He leaves his wife; sons Donald Gravelle of Saginaw and Richard Gravelle of Gladwin; daughters Lavila Edick and Lonalee Smith, both of Gladwin; five grandchildren; his mother Edith Gravelle of Bad Axe; and a sister, Marykee Romaker of Lowell.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home’s Gladwin Chapel, with evangelist Bruce Mayo officiating. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin County. Friends may call at the funeral home any time today. Gladwin County Record dated 7/15/1986.

 

SHIRLEY J. (RUTHIG) GRAVELLE (4 FEB 1926 - 16 JAN 1998)

 

Shirley J. Gravelle, 73, of Midland, died Friday Jan. 16, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a long illness. Born in Ulby, she was a self-employed as a beautician and lived in Gladwin County since 1961, in Midland for the past few years, and previously lived in Bad Axe. Shirley married Douglas Gravelle, Nov. 28, 1946 in Ubly. He preceded her in death July 13, 1986.

 

Surviving are two sons, Richard and wife Joyce of Gladwin and Donald and wife Sharon of Saginaw; two daughters, Lavila and husband Tim Edick of Gladwin, and Lonalee and husband Randy Maier of Midland; two brothers, Alger Ruthig of Gladwin and Douglas Ruthig of Sunberry, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Mark Sherfield officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pardee Cancer Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 1-21/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

LARRY D. GREAVES (30 SEP 1946 - 18 FEB 1998)

 

Larry D. Greaves, 51, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998 in Gladwin after a short illness. Born Sept. 30, 1946 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He worked as a laborer for Fisher Contractors in Midland.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda and Cindy Greaves, both of Gladwin; four brothers, Donald and Robert of Gladwin, Archie of Beaverton, and Ronald of Daleville, Ala.; two sisters, Virgilene Doan of Gladwin, and Ruth Patnode of Midwest City, Okla.


Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 2-25/1998 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

H'S

 

BONNIE B. (BOWER) HAMMOND (23 SEP 1931 - 23 MARCH 2001)

Bonnie B. Hammond, 69, of Beaverton, died Friday, March 23, 2001. She lived in Gladwin County most of her life. Born Sept. 23, 1931 in Midland, she was the daughter of Carl and Alice Bower. Bonnie married Clair C. Hammond, June 3, 1948 in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1999. She was a clerk for Agins Dime Store until 1985 and then a clerk for Beaverton Pharmacy. She enjoyed bowling, camping, and crafts.

Surviving are one son, James C. and wife Denise of Beaverton; one daughter, Terry and husband John Noyes of Beaverton; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Don Bower of Beaverton; and two sisters, Virginia Bard of Beaverton and Betty Kidder of Maine. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Cedar River Chapel, Beaverton with Pastor Paul Kile officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family. Hall Funeral Home of Gladwin and Beaverton, was in charge of the arrangements.

CLAIR C. HAMMOND (14 JUNE 1924 - 19 AUG 1999)

 

Clair C. Hammond, 75, of Beaverton, died Aug. 19, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw following a long illness. Clair was born June 14, 1924 in Grand Bay, Alabama. He was an automobile mechanic and retired in 1986 from Presido Ford/Mercury and Beaverton Ford/Mercury. He was a veteran of WWII serving for the U.S. Navy. He lived in Gladwin County most of his life and was an avid bowler, fisherman and golfer. Clair was married June 3, 1948 in St. Louis, Michigan to Bonnie Bower.

   He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Beaverton; one son, Jim and wife, Denise Hammond of Beaverton; one daughter, Terry and husband John Noyes of Beaverton; five brothers, Robert of Beaverton, Kenneth of Bowie, Tex. William of Grand Bay, Alabama, Frederick of Midland, and Glen of Pontiac; five sisters, Betty Sessions of Grand Bay, Alabama, Shirley Savage fo Pascagoula, Mississippi, Nellie Lyons of New August, Mississippi, Etta Scarborough of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Mable Knight of Beaverton; and six grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Paul Kile officiating. He was buried in the Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 08-25/1999 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

EDWARD A. HARLOW (20 APRIL 1905 - 7 MAY 1983)

 

Edward A. Harlow, 78, of 2096 Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, May 7, at his home. Born in Randolph, Vt., on April 20, 1905, he came to Gladwin County in 1956. He was a veteran of World War II and self-employed in various fields. He was married to Frances Little in 1929 and she died in 1956.

   Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Rosetta Bartlett of Rutland, Vt.; and close friend Stanley Lutes with whom he made his home. Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev.Carl Briggs officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Graveside services were held by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 05-11/1983 Colunm - 4 Page - 2  

 

STANLEY HARRINGTON, JR (28 JULY 1921 - 21 DEC 1979)

 

LAWRENCE CARL HAVENS (11 JULY 1899 - 5 FEB 1918)

 

   Havens---Lawrence Carl Havens was born on a farm at Northwest, Williams county, O., July 11, 1899, and died at Camp Merritt, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1918, at 6 a.m., aged 18 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Newman D. Havens and came with his parents to Beaverton in October, 1907, and afterward settled in Buckeye township. At the age of 12 years he injured a limb and was in the Saginaw General hospital 22 weeks for treatment.

   On his eighteenth birthday he enlisted at Pontiac where he was employed, and was sent to Ft. Brady for training where he remained two months when he was transferred to Waco, Texas. About three weeks ago he and his brother were again transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J., 17 miles from New York where they were awaiting orders to sail for France. Here he contracted measels and pneumonia and lived only nine days.

   He was a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners and belonged to the Highwood arbor. He was not a church member but of the Advent belief, a good worker in Sunday school and always ready to do his part wherever duty presented itself. His friendly smile and kind greetings will be missed by all who knew him.

   He is mourned by his parents, five brothers and two sisters, Mrs. John Maxwell of Hope, Ray who enlisted with him and has been with him since, Byrl, Marion, Clair, Ruth and Truman at home, an two grandmothers, Mrs. Julia Hand of Williams county, Ohio, and Mrs. Weatherwax of Ray, Ind., besides other relatives and hosts of friends who came to pay tribute at the last rites held at the Arbutus school. Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Nolan of Edenville followed by interment in Arbutus cemetery.

   Harold Calkins, a former Highwood, boy, was corporal of his company. Gladwin County Record dated 02-14/1918 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

Note: Nice Military Photo Of: Lawrence Carl Havens & brother Ray Havens next to Lawrence Carl Havens GCR Obituary...

 

ALICE B. HESS (13 JULY 1910 - 21 SEP 1988)

 

HELEN MARIE (DICKEN) COX - GIESENHAVER - HOPKINS (11 MARCH 1925 - 10 JAN 2004)

 

   Helen Marie (Dicken) Hopkins passed away Jan. 10, 2004 peacefully at the age of 78. She was born March 11, 1925 at  the home of her grandparents Emma and Abraham Brubaker. Her proud parents were Leah and Earl Dicken of Beaverton. Helen was married in May of 1943 to Rexford P. Cox until his death on June 17, 1981. She also married Roland Giesenhaver in May of 1985, he passed away May 10, 1988. In April of 1996 she married Orland “Mike” Hopkins who also preceded her in death July 12, 2003. Helen’s hobbies were gardening, growing flowers, wild life, square dancing and enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Helen and Rexford have four children, daughters, Connie (Sam) Mercer of Beaverton, Judy (Donald) Davis of Beaverton; son James Cox of Gladwin, Brian Cox of St. Clair Shores; step son Michael (Gloria) Hopkins of Sanford; two grandsons, Troy and Michael Mercer; five granddaughters, Robyn Thume, Amanda Paisley, Heidi Skym, Rebecca Kile, and Tamara Lough; 14 great grandchildren and brother Francis Dicken of Gladwin. In addition to her husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her Parents and brothers, Walter Stroman, Charles Dicken, Clarence “Bud” Dicken, and Thomas Dicken.

   Funeral services will be held Jan. 14, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at  Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. James Hoggard officiating. A burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Daniels Band, Highwood.

 

JOHN GEORGE HORVATH (9 MAY 1895 – 27 APR 1969)

 

RITES HELD FOR JOHN HORVATH

 

John George Horvath, 83, of Buckeye Township, died Sunday, April 27, in the Gladwin Hospital after an illness of four months. Born in Hungary on Dec. 20, 1885, he came to Gladwin County 39 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and farmed.

 

Mr. Horvath was a widower and has no survivors. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Nelson Clair officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-30/1969 Column – 1 Page – 1.

 

HELEN B. (KOSLOSKI) HUNT (14 MAY 1917 - 25 JULY 1993)

 

Helen B. Hunt, 76, of 263 Hendry St., Gladwin, died Sunday, July 25, 1993, in the Saginaw General Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Alpena County, June 6, 1917, she moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago from Bay City and Howell. The former Helen Kosloski, she was married to Willard Hunt.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Shirley Colvin and Beverly Smart of Beaverton; 5 brothers, Arthur, William and Richard of Lansing and Frank and Carl of Florida; 3 sisters, Annie Steele of Lansing and Evelyn Patton and Elaine Taylor of Higgins Lake; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 7-28/1993 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM ALAN HUNT (7 NOV 1979 - 29 NOV 1979)

 

J'S

 

ANNA SPARKS JOHNSON (1870 – 4 DEC 1910)

 

FRANK D. JOHNSON (2 FEB 1917 - 22 JUNE 1980)

 

Frank D. Johnson, 63, of 1708 S. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, June 22, at his home of a heart attack. Born in Tallahassee, Fla., on February 2, 1917, he came to Gladwin County 22 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Johnson was a bricklayer and a veteran of World War II. He was married to the former Margie E. Ross on December 8, 1937, in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Frank Jr. of Detroit; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jerrell (Gwendolyn) Adams, Mrs. Alvin (Betty) Brooks and Mrs. Ike (Theresa) Porter, all of Detroit; one brother, Alex of Detroit; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-25/1980 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

OLA MAE JONES (1 JUNE 1915 – 12 JAN 1983)

 

(Midland Daily Times, Jan. 14, 1983)

 

Ola Mae Jones, 67 of 2520 South Hay, Beaverton, died Wednesday, morning at home.

 

She was born in Waverly, Tenn., June 1, 1915.  She moved to Detroit in 1949, to Chicago in 1958and to Gladwin County in July 1981.  She leaves her son, Clifford Winchester of Beaverton.

 

Services were held at 1pm today at the Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Carter Miller officiating.  Burial was at Arbutus Cemetery.

 

 

K'S

 

JOHN M. KNIGHT (? - 29 DEC 1911)

 

John M., two weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Knight of Highwood, died Dec. 29 of bronchial pneumonia. Interment took place in Arbutus cemetery Dec 30. Gladwin County Record dated 01-12/1911 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

L'S

 

LINDA M. LAGALO (13 JULY 1945 - ?)

 

RONALD C. LAGALO (1 DEC 1943 - 13 JAN 2003)

 

Ronald C. Lagalo, 59 of Gladwin, died Monday January 13, 2003. He was born December 1, 1943 to Felix & Ethel (DeVeaux) Lagalo. He married Linda (Allen) Lagalo June 6, 1964. Surviving are wife Linda Lagalo of Gladwin, Daughter Deneen & Aaron Fenton of Gladwin, son Brian Lagalo of New Millford, CT, son Noel Lagalo of Clare, Daughter Jordana Lagalo of Gladwin, five
grand children Aaron, Jason, Nikki & Jessie Fenton and Karianne Lagalo, three brothers Roger Lagalo of Saginaw, Anthony Lagalo of Saginaw and Gerald Lagalo of St. Charles. He is preceeded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held Thursday January 16, 2003 11:00 am at the Beaverton Church of God, with pastor George Villareal & pastor Elwyn
McDonald officiating. Burial will take place at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton, MI. Visitation will be today (Wednesday January 15) from 2:30 until 9 pm at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, MI.

 

 

WILLIE R. (PETE) LAMBDIN (30 MAY 1927 – 22 JAN 1994)

 

Willie R. (Pete) Lambdin, 66, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, in Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma. He was born in Sheridan, Ark., on May 30, 1927, and moved to Gladwin County in 1964. Mr. Lambdin and the former Lillie Harris were married Nov. 5, 1944, in Union City, Tenn.


Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Donald, David and Daniel of Gladwin; one brother, William of Birmingham; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. Cornelius Johnson officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-26/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

SAMMY D. LAMENTOLA (4 SEP 1952 – 13 MAR 2006)

 

Sammy D. Lamentola, 53, of Beaverton, Michigan died March 13, 2006 at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Arizona following a sudden illness. He was born in Bosier City, Louisiana on Sept. 4, 1952 to Durell and Helen (Conway) Lamentola. He married the former Teri Jean Rechtermann in Atlanta, Michigan on July 23, 2003. He served in the U.S. Marines, and was a corrections officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections in Standish. He lived in Gladwin County since 1993, having previously resided in St. Louis, Michigan.

 

Surviving him are wife, Teri, two sons, Christopher (Charity) Lamentola of St. Louis, Michinga and Timothy (Heather) Lamentola of Breckenridge; one daughter Monica Lamentola of Taylor; two step-children, Mandy (Billy) Hunsaker and Jacob Wayne Hunsaker, both of Mesa, Arizona; his grandchildren, Jessica (Sammy Jo), Kegan, David, Alex, Taylor, Madison and Audrey; four brothers, Ronny (Pam) Lamentola, Larry (Donna) Lamertola, Gary (Annette) Lamentola, and Danny Lamentola; one sister, Suzy (Dave) Gadigan; one brother, Jason (Nancy) Lamentola; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Judy.

 

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 18 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with pastor Ralph Sandifur officiating. Burial followed at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 3/22/2006.

 

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JOHN W. MARTI, II (14 DEC 1955 - 23 JAN 1984)

 

John W. Marti II (Midland Daily News, January 25, 1984)

 

John W. Marti II, 28, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1984, in Gladwin Area Hospital following an accidental shooting.

 

He was born Dec. 4, 1955, in Saginaw.  He had been a resident of Gladwin for the past two years.  He leaves his daughter, Sara Ann Marti of Midland; father, John W. Marti of Beaverton; mother, Julia J. Marti of Saginaw; sisters, Jayne Thon and Jan Herzog, both of Saginaw.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be at Arbutus Cemetery near Gladwin.  Friends may call at the funeral anytime until time of service.

 

Beaverton man’s death accidental

 

A 28-year-old Gladwin County man died Monday in an accidental shooting death, the county’s coroner said today.

 

John W. Marti II, of Beaverton, was found dead inside a Gladwin County home, said Dr. James Sullivan, Gladwin County medical examiner. Marti was pronounced dead at the scene. The location of the death was not released. Marti apparently had been shot with a .410 shotgun, the coroner said. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1984 Column - 8 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM F. MARTIN (31 JAN 1935 - 10 OCT 2001)

 

   William F. Martin, 66, of Beaverton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Clare. William was born the son of William and Louise (Seeley) Martin Jan. 31, 1935 in Pontiac. He married the former Kay White Feb. 5, 1976 in Clare. William had lived in Beaverton for 30 years. He worked as an electrician and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

   He is survived by his wife Kay; a son Jessie Martin of Beaverton; five daughters, Dawn Martin of Harrison, Tyi Alissandrini of Big Rapids, Zina Blackberry of Detroit, Kim Martin of Pontiac and Carrie Moody of Ohio; and 12 grandchildren.

   Cremation has taken place with a graveside memorial service planned for Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Arbutus Cemetery in Gladwin County. Arrangements were made by the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home in Clare. Gladwin County Record dated 10-17/2001 Column - 5 Page - 2  

 

LINDA LOUISE W. MAXWELL (1972 - 1978)

 

JANICE D. (VOSKUHL) MCLAIN (30 NOV 1940 - 31 MAY 1990)

 

Janice McLain, 49, of 1735 Wieman Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, May 31, 1990 in Saginaw St. Mary’s Hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. McLain was born in Berkley, Nov. 30, 1940, and moved to Gladwin County 5 years ago  from Detroit. She was a communications supervisor for Plymouth General Hospital in Detroit prior to coming to Gladwin County. She served as the Hay Township clerk and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Moose Lodge. The former Janice Voskuhl, she was married to Lanny McLain April 14, 1976 in Walled Lake.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Skillin of Detroit; a son, Robert Skillin of Redford; 2 sisters, Wanda Kay Gardella of Arizona, and Shirley Christenson of Southfield; a brother, Clyde Duane Miller of Buffalo, N. Y.; her father and step-mother, John and Edith Voskuhl of Beaverton; and one grandchild.

 

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Carter Miller officiating. The body was cremated. Gladwin County Record dated 6-6/1990 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

ESTHER R. MEASEL (21 SEP 1914 - AUG 1983)

 

ESTHER VIOLET MEASEL (? - 4 MAY 1914)

 

Esther Violet, infant daughter, aged seven months of Mr. and Mrs. William Measel, died at Highwood Monday at 4 p.m. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Free Methodist church at Highwood conducted by Rev. William Rumley. Interment in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-07/1914 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

LAURA MEASEL (1884 - 1956)

 

LAWRENCE M. MEASEL (9 OCT 1911 - 22 DEC 1991)

 

MYRTLE MEASEL (ABT. 1907 - 5 JAN 1911)

 

Myrtle, aged 3 years and 28 days, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Measel at Highwood Jan. 5. Funeral services were held Sunday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. I. Witmer, followed by interment in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-12/1911 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

WILLIAM A. MEASELL (14 MAY 1870 – 29 JULY 1945)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR HAY TWP. RESIDENT

 

Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. for William A. Measell, 75, at the Highwood Free Methodist church. Rev. Henry Powell and Rev. Carl Koerner are in charge of the last rites and burial is at Arbutus cemetery.

 

A long time resident of Gladwin county, Mr. Measell moved here in 1909, from Holegate, Ohio. He resided in Hay township. After a chronic illness of several years, he died Sunday, July 29.

 

Born May 14, 1870, at Republic, Ohio, he was married to Laura Fox, February 14, 1907, at Holegate, Ohio. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Highwood Free Methodist church.

 

Surviving him are his wife Laura; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie McColley of Gladwin, Mrs. Mildred Friday of Bay City, and Mrs. Arvilla Parkins of Highland Park; one son, Laurence Measell of Flint; five grandchildren; two brothers, John Measell of Oakwood, Ohio, and Charles Measell of Homer, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie McGranahan of McCome, Ohio, and Mrs. Nettie Gunn of Findlay, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 8-1/1945 Column - 8 Page - 1.

 

IDA MAE (BLAKELY) MERCER (9 AUG 1908 - 6 APRIL 1996)

 

Ida Mae Mercer, 87, of Gladwin, died Saturday, April 6, 1996 at the home of her daughter following a short illness.Born Aug. 9, 1908 in Sandusky, she resided in Gladwin since 1945 when she moved from Imlay City. Mrs. Mercer was a member of the Highwood Church of Daniels Band in Gladwin. The former Ida Mae Pettit married Josiah Mercer Jan. 2, 1925 in Sandusky. He preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1979.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Charles and wife Floye of Apopka, Fla. and Roger Samuel and wife Connie of Beaverton; one daughter, Betty Mae Mercer of Gladwin; one brother, Everett Blakely of Detroit; one sister, Mary Ann Queen of Imlay City; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchidren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John Henry Mercer March 10, 1988; and a sister, Clara Belle Reeves.

 

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 from the Highwood Church of Daniels Band in Gladwin. The Rev. Jim Hoggard officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Highwood Church of Daniels Band. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 4-10/1996 Column – 2 Page – 7.

 

JOHN HENRY MERCER ( 7 NOV 1933 - 10 MARCH 1988)

 

JOHN MERCER

 

John Henry Mercer, 54, of 415 E. Winegars Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, March 10, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Lapeer County Nov. 7, 1933, he moved to Gladwin County in 1945, from Imlay City. Mr. Mercer was employed by Continental Can in Midland as a painter for 31 years. Mr. Mercer and the former Patricia Claypool were married Dec. 7, 1968, in Midland.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons, Thomas, Tedd and Eric of Gladwin, Daniel of Beaverton and David of Rifle, Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Ida Mae Mercer of Gladwin; 2 brothers,Charles of Florida and Roger of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Betty Claypool of Greybull, Wyo.; and 9 grandchildren. A daughter, Marlene, preceded him in death an infant. Services were held Monday at 1. Gladwin County Record dated 3-16/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2.

 

JOSIAH MERCER (18 OCT 1900 – 28 OCT 1979)

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- October 31, 1979

JOSIAH MERCER

Josiah Mercer, 79, of 300 Winegars Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following an illness of two months. Born in Sanilac County on October 18, 1900, he came to Gladwin County in 1945 from Imlay City. He was a retired farmer. He was married to Ida M. Pettit on January 2, 1925, in Sandusky.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Charles of Plymouth, Fla., John Henry of Gladwin and Roger Samuel of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Betty) Claypool of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Loretta Hazen of Sandusky and Mrs. Wanettie Davis of Imlay City; 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Duane Koontz officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.

 

PATRICIA YVONNE MERCER (17 DEC 1943 - ?)

 

BRUCE MILLARD (28 JUNE 1909 - 22 JAN 1983)

 

(Midland Daily News, Jan. 24, 1983)

 

Bruce S. Millerd, 73, Gladwin, died Saturday in Midland Hospital Center following a short illness.

 

Born June 28, 1909, in Mount Clemens, Mr. Millerd had retired from the maintenance department of Detroit Edison. He had been a resident of Gladwin since 1974.

 

He married Ester Tuscany on Feb. 7, 1948 in Utica. Hee leaves his wife; daughters, Nancy Hull of Romeo and Mrs. Andy (Donna) Eaton of Beaverton; sister, Margaret Schantz of Pontiac; and four grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Bruce Hatch officiating.  Burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery in Gladwin.  Friends may call anytime.

 

Bruce Millerd (Bay City Times, Jan. 24, 1983)

 

Services for Mr. Millerd, 73, will be Tuesday at 2pm in Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with burial in Arbutus Cemetery there.  He died Saturday in Midland Hospital Center.  He was born June 28, 1909, in Mount Clemens.  Survivors include his wife, Ester; and two daughters.

 

 

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LUELLA M. NELSON (13 JULY 1923 - 29 MAY 1998)

 

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ANDREW BRYAN OARD (15 DEC 1896 - 9 OCT 1918)

 

   ANDREW BRYAN OARD---Private Andrew Bryan Oard died at the Base hospital camp, Camp Custer, Oct. 9, 1918, of Spanish influenza, followed by pneumonia. His father, Andrew J. Oard, and brother Boyd Oard, were with him when he died. The body was brought to Winegar Saturday, Oct. 12, and taken to his home at Arbutus, where services were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, conducted by Rev. J. H. Cornelius.

   Andrew Bryan Oard was born in Putnam county, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1896, In the spring of 1911 he came with his parents to Arbutus, their present home. He was called to serve his country Aug. 29, and left for Camp Custer Aug. 30, where he succumbed to the fatal epidemic.

   He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Oard, two brothers, Boyd Oard of Gladwin and James at home, and three sisters, Bertha Mullen and Irene Moekey, and Lydia of Montana, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn the loss of "Billie," as he was known. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. One sister, Jennie Belle, preceded him to the better world.

   Darling Billie he has left us,

     And our grief we cannot tell,

   But we know the Saviour took him,

     And He doeth all things well.

Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/1918 Column - 4 Page - 5

 

ANDREW JACKSON OARD (1862 – 12 NOV 1939)

 

SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR ANDREW J. OARD

 

Services were held Tuesday for Andrew J. Oard, who died Sunday, November 12 at the Kays Nursing Home. Andrew Oard was born February 20, 1863 to Peter and Lydia Oard in Allen county, Ohio. He moved to Gladwin county with his family in 1910. His wife and two children preceded him in death.

 

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Bertha Mullen of Polson, Oklahoma, Mrs. Lydia Sullivan of Rygate, Oklahoma, Mrs. Irene King of Detroit and Boyd and James of Buckeye township.

 

Rev. Karl Koerner of the Highwood Free Methodist Church officiated with services at the Buckeye townhall. Burial was in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-15-1939 Column -  4 Page – 5.

 

BETTY L. OARD (4 AUG 1928 - ?)

 

CHERLYN ANNE OARD (13 JUL 1950 - 31 AUG 1950)

 

HOLD SERVICE FOR INFANT DAUGHTER

 

Cherlyn Ann Oard, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Oard, of Wooden Shoe Village, passed away at the home of her parents, on Thursday, August 31. She was born on July 13, 1950.

 

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Reigle Funeral Home with burial in the Highland cemetery. The Rev. Sidney S. Rood, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, officiated.

 

Surviving are besides her parents, two sisters, Carolyn and Cathryn, both at home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Oard of Buckeye township and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Emendorfer, of Chesaning. Gladwin County Record dated 9-6-1950 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

Verify please! Is she in Arbutus or Highland?

 

DORA ELLEN OARD (1862 – 15 FEB 1922)

 

JAMES OARD (27 AUG 1907 - 21 SEP 1991)

 

James Oard, 84, of 1023 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991, in the MidMichgian Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. Born in Lima, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1907, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Oard was an operator for Dow Chemical Co. and retired in 1972. He also farmed. Mr. Oard and the former Mary Lehman were married June 22, 1929, in Flint. She preceded him in death July 13, 1990.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Wilbur of Columbus, Ohio and Brad of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Clapp of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold, July 15, 1985.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Clarence Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorials may be made to the Cedar River Chapel or the Gladwin County Library. Gladwin County Record dated 9-25/1991 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

MARY E. (RIVERS) OARD (16 JUNE 1910 - 13 JULY 1990)

 

Mrs. Mary E. Oard, 80, of 1023 W. Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, July 13, 1990, in the Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a short illness. Born in Gladwin, June 22, 1910, she had spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Oard was a member of the Cedar River Chapel, Beaverton, and had been a volunteer for the Twin Council for The Aging. The former Mary Lehman, she was married to James Oard, June 22, 1929, in Flint.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Wilbur of Columbus, Ohio and Brad of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Clapp of St. Louis; a daughter-in-law, Agnes Oard of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Harold, July 15, 1985, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to th Cedar River Chapel or the American Heart Association. Gladwin County Record dated 7-18/1990 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

MAX R. OARD (25 NOV 1922 - 1 DEC 2004)

 

Max R. Oard, Max R. Oard, 82, of Gladwin died Dec. 1, 2004 at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1922 to Boyd and Virgie (Bushong) Oard in Gladwin. He married Betty Rivers on Aug. 4, 1946 in Gladwin and has been a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.
Max worked in the Midway Tools oil fields until 1953 and then worked as a Pipefitter at Dow Chemical in Midland until he retired in 1980. He was member of Dale United Methodist Church, and Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292. Max liked to travel and enjoyed hunting and being home walking in his woods. He loved growing a garden.
He is survived by his wife Betty Oard of Gladwin; his children Robert Dennis (Connie) Oard and Linda (William) Russell, both of Gladwin, and Sally Whitman of Beaverton; his grandchildren, John Whitman, Tina Krocker, Sharon Klienhardt, Bob Russell, Tim Russell, Autumn Russell, Lisa Gingerich, Mike Oard and Kristine Oard; 12 Great grandchildren; his brother Gerald Oard of Gladwin; and his sisters Mary Jane Brushaber and Betty Myers, both of Beaverton. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Orville Oard.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 4 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Pastor Linda Jo Powers officiating. Burial took place at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to Dale United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice.

 

 

ORVILLE BOYD OARD (25 NOV 1918 - 15 APRIL 2000)

 

Orville B. Oard, 81, of Gladwin died Saturday, April 15, 2000 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Nov. 25, 1918 in Gladwin County, he was the son of S. Boyd and Virgie (Bushong) Oard. Orville married Irene Emmendorfer, Oct. 18, 1947 in Saginaw. He was self-employed in the excavating business for 48 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 19th Station Hospital in Iran and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 7303. Orville was a trustee with the Hay Township Board for many years. He was an avid hunter, loved to travel, and enjoyed his grandchildren.

   Besides his wife he is survived by seven daughters, Carolyn Swanstra of Gladwin, Cathryn and husband Harold Loar of Beaverton, Cheryl-Oard-Irish of Flint, Cynthia and husband Charles Simmons of Alma, Patricia Oard-Moore and husband Richard Moore of Midland, Pamela Oard of Niles, and Barbara and husband Scott Buckley of Danville, Va.; one son, William and wife Darlene of Gladwin; two brothers, Max and Gerald, both of Gladwin; two sisters, Mary Jane Brushaber and Betty Jean Myers, both of Beaverton; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cherlyn Anne in 1950.

   Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. James Hoggard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. today (Wednesday).

Memorials may be made to the World War II War Memorial or the VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/2000 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

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ANTHONY J. PETTINATO (1 MAY 1916 - 9 JUNE 1988)

 

Tony J. Pettinato, 72, of 1818 S. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, June 9, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after an illness of 6 months. Born in Windsor, Ont., Can., May 1, 1916, he moved to Gladwin County in 1978 from East Detroit. Mr. Pettinato was a rodbuster for Reinforced Ironworkers, Local 426, Detroit, and retired May 1, 1978, after 45 years. He served in the Army during World War II and was a past commander of Shafer-Rachelle VFW Post 6782, East Detroit. Mr. Pettinato and the former Margaret Costie were married Aug. 17, 1946, in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, John of Richmond and Jim of Hartland, Wisc..; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Hastie of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Terry (Sally) Walt of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Iannicello of Windsor and Mrs. Frances Herbert of Algonac; and 16 grandchildren.

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Roger Hardy officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. A VFW Honor Guard held a service Saturday at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 06-15/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MARGARET A. (COSTIE) PETTINATO (23 DEC 1927 - 23 JULY 1999)

 

JACK CLARK PROCTOR (25 AUG 1941 – 29 MAY 1990)

 

Jack C. Proctor, 48, of 2609 River Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Tuesday, May 29, 1990, at 860 S. M-18. Born in Saginaw, Aug. 25, 1941, he moved to Gladwin County 22 years ago from Saginaw. Mr. Proctor was self-employed in property maintenance. Mr. Proctor and the former Lorraine Bradley were married June 13, 1959, in Saginaw.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Wayne and Robert of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Fred and Clark of Saginaw; 3 sisters, Bertha Dungey of Gladwin, Lucy Young of Freeland and Virginia Stewart of Saginaw; 5 half brothers, Fred Welzin of Houston, Texas, Wayne, Leo, Larry, Gary, Buddy and Ronald Welzin of Saginaw; a half sister, Nancy Massey of Tuscon, Ariz.; and 5 grandchildren.

 

Graveside services were held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Arbutus Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-6/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

LORRAINE E. (BRADLEY) PROCTOR (22 MARCH 1941 – 20 DEC 1995)

 

Lorraine E. Proctor, 54, of Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995 at Michigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin. Born March 22, 1941 in Saginaw, she resided in Gladwin County most of her life. The former Lorraine Bradley married Jackie Proctor June 13, 1959 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death May 29, 1990.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Robert and wife Pauline of Beaverton, and Wayne and wife Amanda of Coleman; one sister, Janet Brown of Missouri; and 5 grandchildren.

 

Graveside services were held Saturday at the Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1995 Column – 2 Page – 7.

 

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F. LYNN RAU (1935 - ?)

 

LUCILLE E. (DOYLE) RAU (5 MARCH 1933 – 31 JAN 1991)

 

Lucille E. Rau, 57, of 1890 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 1991, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after battling cancer for about 9 months. Born in Mt. Morris Township, March 5, 1933, she moved to Gladwin County and then moved away. She returned to the county in 1975. Mrs. Rau was a member of the Round Lake Baptist Church and was a board member of Awana. The former Lucille Doyle, she was married to Frank Rau, June 8, 1957, in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Sheryl Wright of Beaverton; 3 sons, Timothy of Stockton, Calif., Jeffery of Great Falls, Mont. And Daniel, stationed in Korea; her mother, Cecile Doyle of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Glenn of Beaverton and Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; step-mother-in-law, Alma Rau of Gladwin; and 8 grandchildren.


Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Round Lake Baptist Church. The Revs. Robert Brown, Pat Clarey and Bill Zelinko officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Awana. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-6/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

GORDON LEE REYNOLDS (23 SEP 1952 - 2 MARCH 2003)

Gordon Lee Reynolds , 50, of Beaverton, died suddenly March 2, 2003, at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin. He was born Sept. 23, 1952, to Gobel and Alice (Ozella) Reynolds in Detroit. Mr. Reynolds moved to Gladwin County 14 years ago from Garden City. He married Vickey (Gennette) Reynolds on May 18, 1984, in Gladwin. She survives him.

Besides his wife, Mr. Reynolds is survived by four daughters, Danielle Reynolds and Samantha Reynolds of Beaverton, Paula McIntosh of Gladwin, and Janice Bales of Westland; one son and daughter in law, Tim and Hope Caraher of Fowlerville; two brothers, Joe and Mary Reynolds of Indiana, and Steve and Theresa Reynolds of Tennessee; two sisters, Annette and Jim Rudd of South Lyon and Paula and Ernie Cannon of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Debbie Reynolds.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with Rev. Paul Kile officiating. Burial will take place at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2003, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton.

GEORGE L. RILEY (3 DEC 1914 - 25 JAN 1972)

 

LAWRENCE S. RILEY (27 OCT 1911 - 14 JAN 1989)

 

Lawrence S. Riley, 77, of 2553 Smith Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Saginaw V.A. Medical Center after a long illness. Born in Silver Creek, Neb., Oct. 27, 1911, he came to Gladwin County several years ago. Mr. Riley farmed and served in the Army during World War II. He was a life member of the Cedar River Riding Club and a member of the American Dairy Goat Association.

   Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Rites were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Deacon Harry Mailley officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-18/1989 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

LLOYD A. RILEY (13 DEC 1916 - 14 JULY 1985)

 

Lloyd A. Riley, 68, of 721 Easton Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly at his home Sunday, July 14. Born in Leslie Dec. 13, 1916, he came to Gladwin County in 1951 from Alpena and farmed.

 

Surviving is a brother, Lawrence of Beaverton. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-17/1985 Column - 2 Page – 2.  

 

HAROLD D. RODMAN, JR (10 MAY 1953 - 3 AUG 1996)

 

Harold D. Rodman Jr., 43, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996 at his home. Born May 10, 1953 in Battle Creek, he came to Gladwin County in 1987. Surviving are one son, Harold D. Rodman III of Gladwin; his mother, Grace Rodman of Roseville; 2 brothers, Chris Rodman of Roseville, and Michael Rodman of Rock Hill, S.C.; and 2 sisters, Tanya McKisie of Greenville, S.C. and Carol Chaney of Worthington, Ohio.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Robert F. Rhodes will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-07/1996 Column - 1 Page - 7

 

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GINGER SCHRIBER (JUN 1959 - MARCH 1974)

 

HERBERT J. SCHRIBER, SR (14 OCT 1916 - JAN 1978)

 

VIRGINIA R. (SHELMAN) SCHRIBER (17 MARCH 1920 - 6 APRIL 2005)

Virginia Schriber, 85, of Gladwin died April 6, 2005 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born in Detroit on March 17, 1920 to Ross and Cora (Dorland) Shelman. She married Herbert Schriber in Detroit on Oct. 16, 1937. She was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County since 1979, having previously resided in Livonia. She was a member of Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292.

Surviving are nine children, Geraldine (John) Orso of Beaverton, Gladys Haner of Gladwin, Sandy (Jack) Wilkinson of Beaverton, Nancy (Raymond) Skaggs of Arizona, Roy (Sue) Schriber of Ortonville, Linda (Mike) Dobbs of Rochester Hills, Thomas (Jeanne) Schriber of Livonia, Terry (Mike) Morehead of Redford Township, and Herbert Schriber of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren and 29 Great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Schriber; her parents; her daughter, Virginia; her granddaughter, Kimberly Persh; and two sisters, Irene Gennette and Elnora Shelman.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Rev. Karen Blatt officiating. Burial took place at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton.

JACK WILLIAM SCHULTZ (31 JULY 2005 - 12 AUG 2005)

   Jack William Schultz, Infant, of Beaverton passed away Friday August 12, 2005. He is survived by Parents: Jason and Nicole Schultz of Beaverton; Grandparents: Bill & Vicki Schultz of Beaverton; Grandparents: Kim & Jackie Bock of Rhodes; and Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews. A Remembrance Service will take place Monday August 15, 2005, 11:00am, at Hall Funeral Home, 430 S. Ross St., Beaverton, Michigan, with Pastor Reed Schroer officiating. Burial will be held at the Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton, Michigan. Gladwin County Record

JAMES B. SECKMAN (27 DEC 1922 - 3 JULY 1995)

 

James B. Seckman, 72, of Beaverton, died Monday, July 3, 1995 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland following a short illness. Born Dec. 27, 1922 in Shirley, W. Va., he resided in Gladwin County most of his life. Mr. Seckman worked as a pipe fitter for 37 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of Local 85, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Saginaw. Mr. Seckman owned and operated Jim's Midway Store from 1972-1978 and Jim's Small Engine Repair & Welding since 1984. He married the former Pearl Whiteman Dec. 12, 1942 in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Michael and wife Dawn of Greybull, Wyo., and Allen and wife Sandra of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Kathy and husband John Kustra of Beaverton, and Linda and husband Elton Frye of Beaverton; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 grandsons and one sister.

   Rites were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel with Minister Mark Sherfield officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Church of Christ or hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1995 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

PEARL L. SECKMAN (1921 - ?)

 

PAUL EARL EMMETT SEELBACH (19 NOV 1936 - 4 SEP 2003)

 

   Paul E. Seelbach , 64, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 at MidMichigan Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Carlinville, Illinois on Nov. 19, 1938 to Henry and Eunice (Lambert) Ehlers. He married the former Nora Jean Todd on Aug. 30, 1985 in Gladwin; she survives him. He was a plant manager for Retro Fit Machine-Ferguson Machine. He also owned and operated the Seelbach Club 30 from 1985 until 1999. Paulie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Albright Shores FOE.

   Surviving besides his wife, Nora; a son, Lance (Naomi) Seelbach of Maine; a daughter, Trina (Geoff) Putman of Fairfax, Virginia; two grandchildren, Austin and Katie Putman; two step-daughters, Kristina Grabowski of Minneapolis and Tamara Grabowski of New Mexico; his father-in-law Robert Todd of Florida; his aunt Fern Benetti of Gladwin; one brother, Jim (Darlene) Ehlers of California; and a sister, Shirley (Bob) Marsh of New Mexico.

   Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Haskell presiding with burial in Arbutus Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 09-10/2003 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FRED E. SHAVER (25 JULY 1928 - 18 SEP 1994)

 

Fred E. Shaver, 66, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 1994 at the Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma. Born July 25, 1928 in Detroit, he was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He married the former Mary Tackett on Jan. 26, 1981 in Clintwood, Va. They moved to Gladwin in January 1993 from Howell.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Fred of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Debra and husband Gary Boynton, Nancy and husband David Lambdin, Lynda and husband Michael Donagan, and Pamela Shaver, all of Gladwin; mother, Cleta Shaver of Holiday, Fla.; 2 sisters, Delores Decker of Holiday, Fla. and June Bodenham of Ketterington, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred, in 1992.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Roberts officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-21/1994 Column – 1 Page – 6.

 

MARY MAXINE SHAVER (2 MAY 1942 – 19 MAY 1997)

 

MARY MAXINE SHAVER

 

Mary Maxine Shaver, 55, of Gladwin, died Monday, May 19, 1997 at her home. She was born May 2, 1942 in Stassordville, Ky. to Hershel and Ethel Friazier Tackett. Mary married Fred Shaver Jan. 26, 1981 in Clintwood, Va. He preceded her is death Sept. 18, 1994.

They came to Gladwin in 1993 from Howell.

 

She is survived by one son, Fred Shaver of Beaverton; one daughter, Pamela Shaver of Gladwin; four stepdaughters, Debra and husband Gary Boynton, Nancy and husband David Lamdin, Lynda and husband Michael Donagan, all of Gladwin, and Kathy Lem of Whitmore Lake; her mother, Ethel Tackett of Paintsville, Ky.; several brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with the Rev.

Donald Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-21/1997 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

BABY SHEARS (? - ?)

 

CARRIE A. (DRULEY) SHEARS (30 AUG 1915 – 30 AUG 1980)

 

CARRIE SHEARS

 

Mrs. Carrie A. Shears, 65, of 676 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Gladwin on August 30, 1911, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Carrie Druley, she was married to Charles Shears on January 4, 1930, in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband,she is survived by 6 sons, Louis, Sam and William of Beaverton, Albert of Sweet Port, La., John of Iowa Falls, Iowa and Joseph of Pontiac; 3 daughters, Mrs. A. J. (Mary) Jenks, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Dings and Mrs. Michael (Ruth) Vickery of Pontiac; one brother, George Druley of Flint; 4 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Smith and Mrs. Gladys Cottrell of Beaverton, Mrs. Frances Winters of West Branch and Mrs. Irene Crocker of Midland; 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-3/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2.

 

JOHN W. SHEARS (21 SEP 1937 - 16 SEP 1997)

 

John W. Shears, 59, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a long illness. Born Sept. 21, 1937 in Gladwin, he had previously lived in Chicago, Ill. He had been employed by Johnstrud Trucking, Iowa, retiring in 1996 after 4 years. John married the former Rosalee Hughes, Feb. 2, 1958 in Vermillion, S.D.

   Surviving are four sons, Skip of Gladwin, Scott and Shane of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Shawn and wife Carnelia of Wichita, Kan.; five brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren, Skyler, Shawn and Christina Shears. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Ed Abbott officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 09-24/1997 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

CORA (GLOGER) SHELMAN (14 OCT 1891 – 4 JAN 1985)

 

CORA SHELMAN

 

Cora E. Shelman, 93, of 1742 S. Long Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Jan. 4, in the Ogemaw Geriatric Center, Rose City, following a long illness.

Born in Port Huron Oct. 14, 1891, she came to Gladwin County in 1946 from Detroit. She was

a member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church. The former Cora Dorland, she was married to Ross H. Shelman in September 1914 in Detroit. He preceded her in death Feb. 26,1891, she came to Gldwin County in 1946 from Detroit. She was a member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church.

 

The former Cora Dorland, she was married to Ross H. Shelman in September 1914 in Detroit. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1974.

 

Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Morin, Redford Township, Elnora Shelman, Mrs.

Virginia Schriber and Mrs. Irene Gennette of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marie VanCamp of Jerome and Mrs. Alfretta Neilson of Smithfield, Tex.; 20 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev.

Charles Booth officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township.Gladwin County Record dated 1-9/1985 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

ELNORA ROSE SHELMAN (26 SEP 1915 - 13 MAY 1994)

 

ELNORA R. SHELMAN

 

Elnora R. Shelman, 78, of 1742 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, May 13, 1994, in the Gladwin

Nursing Home, after a long illness. She was born in Dundee, N.Y., on Sept 28. 1915, and came to Gladwin in 1946 from Detroit. Surviving are 2 sisters, Virginia Schifber and Irene Gennette, both of Beaverton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Ross and Cora Shelman; and one sister, Beatrice Morin in 1990. Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Potter officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-18/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

ROSS H. SHELMAN (5 JULY 1893 – 26 FEB 1974)

 

Ross H. Shelman, 80, of Buckeye Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Bay City Mercy Hospital following a long illness. Born in Pennsylvania on June 5, 1893, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1946. Mr. Shelman was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was married to Cora Gloger in September 1914, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Morin of Redford Township, Eleanor Shelman of Beaverton, Mrs. Virginia Schriber of Livonia and Mrs. Irene Gennette of Farmington; one sister, Mrs. Ida Geisheck of Florida; 20 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Lindberg officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-6/1974 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

NANCY J. SHIPLEY (1939 - ?)

WARREN L. SHIPLEY (20 JUNE 1921 - 28 FEB 1988)

WARREN SHIPLEY

Warren L. Shipley, 66, of 2741 River Rd.,' Beaverton, died Monday, Feb. 29, in Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas, after a long illness. Born in Ozark, June 20, 1921, he moved to Gladwin County permanently in 1983, from Brighton. Mr. Shipley was in plant services at the Wixom Plant of Ford Motor Co. for 26 1/2 years, until retiring in 1983. He was a former member of the Gladwin F.O.E. 3292 and a member of Local 36, Wixom.

Mr. Shipley was married to the former Nancy Nichols June 11, 1977, in Howell. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Roger of Mesa, Ariz.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sharon Sanders of Westland and Mrs. Frank (Sandra) DeCriscio of Kenton; 3 step-sons, Lawrence and Lee Thurston of Howell and Jerry Turrell of Brighton; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Bernice Kasenow of Wixom and Mrs. Deanna Montgomery of Howell; 2 brothers, Herbert of Trout Lake and Earl of Hood River, Ore.; 3 sisters, Edna Vertz and Helen Lovegrove of Moran and Marjorie Hopper of Hood River, Ore.; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Coleman Allmond will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m, today, Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 3-2/1988 Column – 3 Page – 2.

NORMAN EDWARD SKAGGS (18 MARCH 1928 - 4 DEC 1997)

 

Norman Edward "Dude" Skaggs, 69, of Gladwin, died suddenly, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland. Born March 18, 1928 in Pickford, he lived in Gladwin since 1976 and previously lived in Westland. Norman married the former Marguerite Gennette, Sept. 19, 1968 in Taylor. He had been employed by Store Equipment Company in Detroit, retiring in 1973 as a refrigeration installer. He was currently employed in maintenance at Gladwin Mental Health. He was a member of VFW Post 7303 in Gladwin County.

   Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Frank of Dearborn and William of Gladwin, Joseph and wife Marjorie Maresh of Taylor; two daughters, Brenda Ferguson of Milan and Joann and husband Juerg Mutti of St. Clair Shores; one sister, Beulah Armstrong of Dafter; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Graveside services were by VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 12-10/1997 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ROBERT CECIL SKAGGS (8 AUG 1912 - 18 MAY 1989)

 

Robert Cecil Skaggs, 76, of 1918 S. M-18, Gladwin, died Thursday, May 18, 1989 in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug. 8, 1912, he moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago. Mr. Skaggs was a retired member of the Ohio Operating Engineers. He served in the Army during World War II.

   Surviving are 2 brothers, William of Black River and Norman of Gladwin; and one sister, Beulah Armstrong of Dafter. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Keen officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-24/1989 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

WILLIAM EDDIE SKAGGS (18 AUG 1970 - 16 JAN 1997)

 

EDDIE SKAGGS

 

Eddie Skaggs, 26, of Holland and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997

at his home in Holland. Born Aug. 18, 1970 in Garden City, he had been employed by

Bruscaut Environmental in Holland as a machinist. He graduated in 1988 from Gladwin High School, and was involved in wrestling, football and all sports.

 

Surviving are his father, William A. Skaggs of Dearborn; mother, Deborah Skaggs of Detroit; one sister, Gina Paisley of Gladwin; one half brother, Lucas Skaggs of Cadillac; grandparents,

Norma and Marge Skaggs of Gladwin and Esther Everett of Lake Orion; and fiancee, Kelly Kovacs of Holland.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev.

Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 1-22/1997 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

BETTY JANE SMITH (1931 – 6 MAY 1939)

 

GIRL, 7, KILLED IN AUTO CRASH

 

A seven-year-old Buckeye township child was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-car automobile

collision involving, members of the same family who were close neighbors.

 

Betty Jane Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, died of injuries suffered when the car in

which she was riding struck one driven by a cousin on the River road, one and one-half miles south of Gladwin.

 

The car in which Betty Jane, her mother, and five brothers and sisters were riding was. traveling

north on the River road at about 5: p. m. and was driven by a cousin, Roy Collins, according to

Sheriff Ray Cowell. At an intersection near the Smith home, Collins told the Sheriff, he saw another car backing into the highway to turn around, but paid little heed as he expected the car

to stop.

 

Driver of the car which was turning around was Leonard J. Riley, another cousin and neighbor.

He apparently failed to observe the on-coming machine, and the two crashed at the corner.

 

Betty Jane, sitting near an open window, was thrown from the car by the impact. When

the cars struck, Collins lost control and his auto rolled onto the child, crushing her body against

the road.

 

None of the other passengers of either car were injured. The child was rushed in Riley's car to the

Gladwin Hospital, but was dead before treatment could be administered.

 

All persons riding in the cars are related and live in the vicinity of the accident. In the car with the victim were her mother, her sisters, Barbara and Marian, and her brothers, Robert, Jack, and James.

 

In the Riley car were his wife, Gertrude, and their one-year-old child.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Assembly of God Church. The Rev. A. Biggs officiated. Burial was in Buckeye township cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-10/1939 Column – 7 Page – 1.

 

BOB E. SMITH (1929 - 1999)

 

BRIAN SCOTT SMITH (2 MAY 1964 - 4 JULY 1964)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR INFANT TUESDAY

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Brian Scott Smith, two-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, of Cadillac, who died suddenly July 4.

 

He was born May 2, 1964 in Cadillac. Besides his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Mrs. Flora Smith, Gladwin, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Allen, of Grand Rapids; and his great grandmother, Mrs. Helen VanDyke, of Grand Rapids.

 

The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township. Gladwin County Record dated 7-8/1964 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

DELBERT W. SMITH (1943 - ?)

 

DICK D. SMITH (1942 - 1999)

 

FLORA ALICE (HALL) SMITH (16 JUNE 1858 – 28 MAR 1919)

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- April 10, 1919

FLORA ALICE SMITH --- Flora Alice Hall, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Hall, was born in Bedford county, Penn., June 16, 1858, and departed this life March 29, 1919, at 10 a.m., after a lingering illness of about six years from cancer and heart trouble. She with her parents moved from Bedford county, Penn. to Noble county, Indiana, in the year of 1865 where she resided until she was united in marriage to James Smith of Williams county, Ohio, where they resided until 1910 when they purchased a farm and moved to Gladwin county, Mich., making their home here for five years. then returned to Williams county, Ohio, residing there three years, then returning to Gladwin county in Oct. 1918. Although she never united with any church she was a true Christian, a loving mother and loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, James Smith, and 10 children Rosa Countryman of Elkhart, Ind., Libby Burleu and Thomas Smithof Williams county, Ohio, S. C. Smith and Letha Rhinehart of Calhoun county, Clara Brown of Branch county, Mich. Cody Smith of Williams county, Ohio, now with the army of occupation in Germany; Elma Arkwright, Hazel Rise and Laura Smith of Arbutus; three brothers, three sisters, 20 grandchildren and one great grandchid.

Dearest mother thou has left us, And our loss we deeply feel, But 'tis God who bereft us; He can all our sorrows heal. Funeral services were held at the house March 31, 1919, conducted by Wm. B. Neff. Interment at Arbutus cemetery.

 

FLORA MAY (RILEY) SMITH (26 JULY 1906 – 15 JULY 1977)

 

FLORA SMITH

 

Flora May Smith, 70, of 3748 Monroe St., Midland and formerly of Gladwin, died Friday, July 15, in the Midland Hospital following a long illness. Born in Jackson on July 26, 1906, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin until moving to Midland 10 years ago. Mrs. Smith was employed for several years at Dell Smith Furniture in Gladwin and was a member of the Midland Assembly of God Church.

 

The former Flora Riley, she was married to Lawrence Smith in 1929 in Jackson. He preceded her in death in 1960. Surviving are 6 sons, Robert of Midland, Jack and Richard of Gladwin, James and Delbert in Florida and Frank of Oregon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Shitsman and Mrs. James (Merian) White of Midland; 6 brothers; 5 sisters; 25 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Ware Smith Funeral Home in Midland. The Rev. Stanley Andersen officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 7-20/1977 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

FRANK C. SMITH (1940 - 1981)

 

JAMES LEROY SMITH (27 DEC 1850 - 2 DEC 1930)

 

James Leroy Smith, aged 79 years, 11 months and 5 days died at his home in Arbutus, Dec. 22, having been in poor health a long time. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Arbutus. Gladwin County Record dated 12-25/1930 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

JIMMY H. SMITH (1938 -1998)

 

JOHN L. SMITH (12 MAY 1889 – 17 NOV 1960)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR JOHN SMITH

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Gladwin for John L. Smith 71, who died at his home in Gladwin on Thursday following an illness of six years. The Rev. Burdette Faulk officiated and burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township.

 

Born on May 12, 1889 he came to Gladwin County 26 years ago from Indiana. In July, 1927, he was married to the former Flora M. Riley at Jackson. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Gladwin.

 

Survivors include his wife, Flora two daughters, Mrs. Dean Hitsman and Mrs. James White, of Midland; six sons, Robert, of Midland, Lawrence, James, and Richard, of Grand Rapids, Frank and Delbert at home; three brothers, Charles, Henry and Leonard, of South Bend, Ind. Gladwin County Record dated 11-23/1960 Column – 1 Page -1.

 

LAWRENCE V. SMITH (4 OCT 1934 - 25 FEB 1981)

 

Lawrence "Jack" Smith, 46, of Midland, died February 25, while visiting his brother in Tampa, Fla. He was born on October 4, 1934, in Gladwin and attended Beaverton schools. Mr. Smith served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a member of the Sanford American Legion Post 443.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Larry with the Marines in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Garry of Sparta; 2 daughters, Cindy of Cedar Springs and Lynn of Sparta; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

   A committal service will be held at the Arbutus Cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev, Glen Joseph will officiate. A military services will also be held by the Sanford American Legion Post. Gladwin County Record dated 03-11/1981 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

BERNETTA E. (HOWE) SNELL (29 JUNE 1909 – 2 JUNE 1977)

 

BERNETTA SNELL

 

Mrs. Bernetta E. Snell, 67, of 2739 Whitney Beach Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, June 2, at Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Holly, she had been a resident of Gladwin County for the past 7 years, moving here from Pontiac. The former Bernetta Howe and Charles H. Snell were married August 15, 1937, in Detroit.

 

Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Bernetta) Strong of Beaverton, and 3 other daughters; 4 sons, 1 brother and 1 sister; 40 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hal Funeral Home – Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Jay Mawhorter officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 6-8-1977 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

CHARLES H. SNELL (13 AUG 1904 - 4 JULY 1985)

 

Charles H. Snell, 80, of Whitney Beach Road, Beaverton, died Thursday, July 4, 1985, at Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1904, in Michigan. He was retired as a machinest for Pontiac Motors in Pontiac for 20 years, retiring in 1969. He has been a resident of Gladwin County since 1970. He married the former Bernetta Howe, Aug. 15, 1937, in Detroit; she died June 2, 1977.

   He leaves daughters, Charlene Hamilton of Flagstaff, Ariz., Nancy Porter of Trustville, Ala., Lola Burton of Pontiac and Bernetta Strong of Beaverton; sons, Jack Snell of Beaverton, Marvin Snell, William Snell both of Pontiac; 50 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a brother, Clayton Snell of Corunna. He was preceded in death by a son Charles Snell in 1980; a daughter Jean Current in 1977.

   Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin County. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2  

 

DARWIN L. SPENCER (19 MAY 1962 - 11 SEP 1989)

 

Darwin L. Spencer, 25, of 107 Ahmeck St., Copper City, died Friday, Sept. 11 of injuries received in an auto accident on Waldo Rd. in Midland County. Born in Clare May 19, 1962, he had moved to Copper city 2 months ago from Beaverton. Mr. Spencer was a roofer in construction. Mr. Spencer and the former Tara Porter were married June 18, 1982, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Thresa and Ronda, at home; his parents, Lloyd and Shirley Spencer of Beaverton and Betty and Ronald Weber of Midland; a brother, Eugene Spencer of Beaverton; a sister, Ann Spencer of Midland; 3 step-brothers, Eugene and Jeffrey Couture of Beaverton and Douglas Weber of Midland; 3 step-sisters, Ronda, Connie and Cheryl Weber of Midland; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Melissa Skym and Mrs. Grace Dudley of Midland, Mrs. Lillian Gould of Florida and Mrs. Fern White of St. Helen.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Duane Koontz officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-16/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

IVAN C. SPENCER (20 DEC 1974 - 11 SEP 1987)

 

Ivan C. Spencer, 12, of 1365 Texas Lane, Midland, died Friday, Sept. 11 of injuries received in an auto accident on Waldo Rd. in Midland County. He was born in Beaverton, Dec. 20, 1974 and moved to Midland in 1981 from Beaverton. He was a 7th grade student at Central Intermediate School in Midland. Surviving are his parents, Lloyd and Shirley Spencer of Beaverton and Betty and Ronald Weber of Midland; a brother, Eugene Spencer of Beaverton; a sister, Ann Spencer of Midland; 3 step-brothers, Eugene and Jeffery Couture of Beaverton and Douglas Weber of Midland; 3 step-sisters, Ronda, Connie and Cheryl Weber of Midland; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Melissa Skym, and Mrs. Grace Dudley of Midland, Mrs. Lillian Gould of Florida and Mrs. Fern White of St. Helen.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Duane Koontz officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-16/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JAMES RONALD SPENCER, JR (15 JUNE 1969 - 15 OCT 2002)

 

   James Ronald “JR” Spencer , age 33, of Gladwin, Michigan (formerly of Ypsilanti) passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was born on June 15, 1969 in Madison Heights to James and Sharon (Vipond) Spencer, Sr. He married the former Cecilia Lloyd in Florida on June 15, 1997. She survives him.  Her grew up in Gladwin County and graduated from Capacs High School in 1987. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of Desert Storm.

   Surviving besides his wife Cecilia are four children, James R. Spencer III of Gladwin, Heather M. Spencer of Lapeer, Sara Spencer of N. Carolina, and Ashley Spencer of Lapeer; his mother Sharon Spencer of Gladwin; grandmother Josephine Vipond of Gladwin; brother Michael McIntyre of California; sisters Kathryn (Alan) Thomas and Holly Spencer, both of Gladwin, and Donna (Matt) Fullerton of Garden City; and mother in law Patricia Lloyd of Gladwin. He was predeceased by his father James R. Spencer Sr.

   Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Sisson Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Hortop officiated, with burial in Arbutus Cemetery. Memorials may be made out to “Wishes of the Family” in care of Cecilia Spencer. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/2002 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

JAMES RONALD SPENCER, SR (25 FEB 1941 - 28 SEP 1987)

 

James R. Spencer Sr. 46, of 1920 Long Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 23, while working in Detroit. Born in Cass City, Feb. 25, 1941, he moved to Gladwin County in 1973 from Detroit. Mr. Spencer was a self-employed sub-contractor for a heating and ventilation installation company. He served in the Marine Corps form 1958 to 1960.  Mr. Spencer and the former Sharon Vipond were married Feb. 11, 1968, in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James Jr. of Capac; one daughter, Holly Spencer of Beaverton; his mother, Mrs. Isabella Pond of Capac; a step-son, Michael McIntyre of Midland; a step-daugther, Mrs. Nicky (Kathryn) Searfoss of Gladwin; a half-sister, Mrs. Reta Brantley of Pontiac; and 2 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.

   Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Thomas Spitler officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township. Gladwin County Record dated 10-07/1987 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JAMES B. STECKMAN (27 DEC 1922 - 3 JULY 1995)

 

GEORGE STENGER (25 JULY 1912 - 28 DEC 1978)

 

George Stenger, 66, of 388 W. Knox Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 28, at his home. Born in Germany on July 25, 1912, he came to Gladwin County in 1957 from Kent County. Mr. Stenger was a retired machine operator for Robison Industries and a veteran of World War II. He was married to the former June Bernard on March 9, 1947, in Midland.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Daniels of Cleveland, Mrs. Mary Rohrer and Mrs. Cheryl Powell of Grand Rapids and Katherine of Goshen, Ind.; 4 sons, Charles in the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill., John of Beaverton, George of California and Kenneth of Hemlock; one brother, Rudolph of Grand Blanc; 3 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lehr of Freeland, Mrs. Sophis Loper of Flint and Mrs. Amelia Pengot of Pinconning; and 12 grandchildren.

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-03/1979 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

EARL L. SUFFEL (5 SEP 1928 - 1 FEB 1998)

 

EARL L. SUFFEL

 

Earl L. Suffel, 69, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a short illness. Born in Flint, he lived in Gladwin County for 13 years and previously lived in Flint. He worked as a machinist for Buick Motors in Flint, retiring in 1980 after 31 years.

Earl married the former Joyce Lagness, May 24, 1952 in Flint.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Debora and husband Jeffrey Jolly, and Gail Kline, all of Flint; one son, Thomas and wife Thelma of San Diego, Calif.; five brothers; seven

grandchildren; and two great grandsons.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Kenn Golay officiating. Burial will be Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) noon to 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 2-4/1998 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

JOYCE A. SUFFEL (24 APRIL 1929 - 9 JAN 2004)

Joyce Suffel, Joyce Suffel, 74, of Beaverton, passed away Jan. 9, 2004 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland. She was born April 24, 1929 to Earl and Josephine (Valincourt) Lagness in Midland. She married Earl Suffel on May 24, 1952 in Flint. He predeceased her in 1998. She worked as a waitress at Higgins Restaurant. She was a resident for 18 years, coming from Flint. She belonged to V.I.G.O.R., Beaverton.

She is survived by her daughters: Debora (Jeffrey) Jolly of Flint and Gail Kline of Beaverton; Son, Thomas (Thelma) Suffel of San Diego, California; Seven grandchildren; Five Great-grandchildren; Sisters: Margaret Knack of Millington, Emma Shroder of Wisconsin, Elizabeth Peters of Washington and Beverly Morrison of North Carolina; Brothers: Robert Lagness of California, Earl Lagness Jr. of Michigan, and Gerald Lagness of Herron.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother, William; and sisters Irene Wilson and Geraldine Stevenson. Funeral Services will be Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. A burial will follow at Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton.

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DORA G. (FLOYD) TODD (7 NOV 1935 - 20 APRIL 1999)

 

DORA G. TODD

Dora G. Todd, 63, of Lake worth, Fla., and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in Florida. Born Nov. 7, 1935, she was the daughter of Oral and Virginia Luscomb Floyd. She

married Robert Todd, April 12, 1952 in East Detroit.

 

They moved to Gladwin in 1968 and to Florida in September 1994. She was a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Nora and husband Paul

Seelbach of Gladwin, and Lora and husband Ken Perkins of Sanford; three sons, Robert Jr.

and wife Becky of Beaverton, Daniel and wife Brenda of Clare, and Jerry and wife Debbie of Sanford; two brother, David Floyd of Columbiaville, and Thomas Floyd of Sterling Heights; 20

grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev.

Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-28/1999 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

ROBERT G. TODD, SR (1933 - ?)

 

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JENNIE ADELLE VAIL (5 AUG 1888 – 21 OCT 1973)

 

Mrs. Jennie A. Vail, 85, of Buckeye Township, died Sunday, October 21, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Lapeer County August 5, 1888, she came to Gladwin County 80 years ago. She was a housewife.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Oscar David Foutch and Lawrence A. Foutch, both of Flint; 2 daughters, Mrs. Inez Wiechec and Mrs. Minnie Malloy, both of Chicago; a brother, Frederick Williams of Flint; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating, and burial in Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township. Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/1973 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

HELEN L. (GIBSON) VOLLMER (28 AUG 1943 – 16 MAR 2006)

 

Helen L. Vollmer, 62, of Gladwin died March 16, 2006 at her home in Hay Township following a long illness. She was born in Detroit on Aug. 28, 1943 to Webb J. and Mary Ellen (Lindsey) Gibson. She lived in Gladwin County since 1974, previously residing in Davisburg. She was the Owner and Operator of White Star Bar. She was a member of Gladwin Eastern Stars and Charter member of Clarkston Eagles. Surviving are her daughter, Deanna (Richard) Couturier of Gladwin; her granddaughter, Lindsey Couturier of Gladwin; and her sister, Patricia (Lee) Peacock of Birmingham. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger Lee, in 1997, and her parents.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 17 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with pastor Henry List officiating.

 

ROGER LEE VOLLMER (21 JUNE 1941 - 6 DEC 1997)

 

ESTHER MAE (PROFFIT) VOSKUHL (22 JULY 1923 – 2 MAY 1987)

 

ESTHER VOSKUHL

 

Mrs. Esther M. Voskuhl, 63, of 1985 Wieman Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, May 2, in St. Mary’s

Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Jackson, Ky. July 22, 1923, she came to Gladwin County 12 years ago from Walled Lake. Mrs. Voskuhl was Hay Township clerk for a year and had been deputy township clerk for 7 years. She was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Auxiliary 3292 and past president of the Walled Lake Eagles Auxiliary 3492.

 

The former Esther Proffit, she was married to John Voshuhl Sept.4, 1961, in Commerce.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, C. Dwayne Miller of Buffalo, N.Y.; 3 daughters,

Shirley Christenson of Warren, Mrs. Lanny (Janice) McLain of Beaverton and Mrs. Philli (Kay)

Gardella of West Bloomfield; a step-son, John Voskuhl of Detroit; her mother, Mrs. Josephine Salow of Walled Lake; 2 brothers, Paul and Dean of Walled Lake; one sister, Mrs. Imojean Horton of Roscommon; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Carter Miller officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 5-6/1987 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

W'S

 

ROBERT L. WETHERBEE (12 OCT 1925 - 19 DEC 1989)

 

Robert L. (Bud) Wetherbee, 64, of 2025 S. M-30, Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1989, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Romeo, Oct. 12, 1925, he moved to Gladwin County in 1982 from Royal Oak. Mr. Weatherbee was employed in sheet metal construction and retired in February 1983. He was a member of Sheet Metal Local 80 in Detroit and served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Weatherbee and the former Jean Barron were married Oct. 17, 1970, in Hazel Park.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark of North Carolina; 3 daughters, Cheryl of Dearborn, Robin of North Carolina and Sandra of Florida; 2 step-daughters, Gayle Wyatt of Madison Heights and Karen Staley of Interlochen; one brother, James of Saginaw; 2 sisters, Ruth Reibel of Royal Oak and Helen Fitzpatrick of Madison, Wisc.; and 15 grandchildren.

   Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Roy Glasgow officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOHN N. WILKINSON (1938 - ?)

 

SANDRA L. WILKINSON (1942 - ?)

 

CORA I. WILL (3 OCT 1929 - 18 JULY 1979)

 

CORA WILL

 

Mrs. Cora I. Will, 49, of 1362 Highwood Rd., Beaverton and formerly of Umatilla, Fla., died suddenly Wednesday, July 18, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw. Born in Fresno, Calif., on October 3, 1929, she came to Gladwin County in April from Umatilla. She was married to Robert Will on September 28, 1963, in Reno, Nev.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Dennis McCullough of San Leandro, Calif., Andrew Anderson of Flint and Floyd Anderson of Taveres, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alberta Smith and Mrs. Eleanor Thompson of Traverse; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Von-Wagner of Rodeo, Calif.; 3 step-sons, James Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif., Robert Will of Beaverton and Douglas Will of Illinois; one siste, Mrs. Alma Brandt of Orland, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-25/1979 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

ROBERT FOREST WILL (7 MAY 1916 - 11 JUNE 1991)

 

Robert F. Will, 75, of 107 S. Washington St., Saginaw, died Tuesday, June 11, 1991, in the Bi-County Hospital, Warren, after a long illness. Born in Saginaw, May 7, 1916, he moved back to Saginaw from Hay Township 6 years ago. Mr. Will was a mechanic in auto and truck repair and also lumbered. He served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Will and the former Cora Retherford Anderson were married Sept. 28, 1963, in Reno, Nev. She preceded him in death July 18, 1979.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Robert W. of Saginaw and Douglas of Chicago; 4 step-sons, Floyd Anderson of Ferndale, Andrew Anderson of Flint, James Anderson of Los Angles, Calif. and Dennis McCullough of San Leandro, Calif.; 2 step-daughters, Alberta Counce of Columbus, Ohio and Eleanor Thompson of Tavaris, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

   Rites were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. James Powell officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-19/1991 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MYRON L. WILLIAMS (29 MAY 1887 - 25 AUG 1963)

 

ATTACK FATAL TO ROY WILLIAMS

 

   Myron "Roy" Williams, 76, died Sunday of a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jennie Vail, in Buckeye Township after several years of ill health. Born on May 29, 1887, he came to Gladwin County from Lapeer County in 1898 and made his home near Bethel. A disabled veteran, Mr. Williams had never married.

   Survivors include two brothers Charles "Fred" Williams, of Flint, and Daniel F., of Vassar; a sister, Mrs. Vail, of Buckeye, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie Williams, of Flint. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Lathrop Jr. officiating. Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery under the auspices of V.F.W. Post No. 3731 of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 08-28/1963 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

PATRICIA L. WILLSON (1930 - ?)

 

ROBERT G. WILLSON (7 MARCH 1928 - 25 JUNE 1996)

 

Robert G. Willson, 68, of Beaverton and formerly of Saginaw, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. Born March 7, 1928 in Saginaw, he moved to Gladwin County in 1977. Mr. Willson worked as a food broker for UBC Marketing. He owned and operated the Double L Marina from 1977 to 1980 and Winegars Trading Post form 1980 to 1987. Mr. Willson was the Hay Township supervisor form 1983 to 1992. He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Temple No. 397 F&AM and was named Mason of the Year in 1995. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Gladwin Eagles No. 3292. Mr. Willson was a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church and the Gladwin Area VFW Post 11256. He was post commander of the American Legion Post 0192 in Temperance, a member of the Eastern Star White Clover Chapter No. 84 and he also played one year for the Brooklyn Dodgers after high school. Mr. Willson married the former Patricia Peterman June 15, 1951 in Farmington, N.M.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Donald Haskell officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Graveside services were under the auspices of the Gladwin Area VFW Post 11256. A Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the funeral home by the Masons of Masonic Lodge No. 397 F&AM, where Robert was a member. Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge No. 397 Contingency Fund or the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 07-03/1996 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

FLORA VIRGINIA WINEMAN (13 DEC 1909 – 4 MAY 1912)

 

WINEMAN

 

Flora Virginia Wineman, daughter of Charles E. and Mary E. Wineman, died very suddenly from convulsions. She was born Dec. 13, 1909 and died May 4, 1912, aged 2 years, 4 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held at the family residence on May 6. She was laid to rest in the Arbutus cemetery.

 

She leaves to mourn her loss mother, father, two brothers, three sisters and her aged grandparents of Gladwin.

 

She was a child gifted with an unusual talent of brightness of mind and will be greatly missed in the family circle. She was always singing. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Gladwin County Record dated 5-9/1912 Column – 4 Page – 4.

 

MARY ELIZABETH (EVAN) WINEMAN (27 MAR 1877 – 26 MAY 1917)

 

Wineman.--- Mary Elizabeth Evan, wife of Charles E. Wineman, died Thursday, May 26, of Bronchial pneumonia, at their home in Buckeye township, aged 40 years, 1 month and 29 days. She was born in Franklin county, Ohio, March 27, 1877, and was married to Charles E. Wineman in 1895, near Payne, O. In 1902 they moved to Gladwin, where they have since resided. Her husband, seven children and four brothers remain to mourn her loss. One sister and one brother preceded her in their infancy. She was baptized in the M. E. church in 1879.

 

Services were conducted Tuesday by the Maccabee ladies and Rev. J. A. Phillips. Interment in Arbutus cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-31/1917 Column – 4 Page – 5.

 

GEORGE HERBERT WOODS (21 SEP 1915 – 2 DEC 1977)

 

GEORGE WOODS

 

George Herbert Woods, 62, of 1246 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Dec. 2, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Buckeye Township on September 21, 1915, he attended the Gladwin schools. Mr. Woods was employed by the Gladwin County Road Commission and then as a crane operator for K.G. Marks, Inc. Bluewater Construction of Port Huron for 15 years. He retired in 1975 due to ill health.

 

Mr. Woods was married to the former Laura Mann on September 10, 1938, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Terry and Gaylon, both of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Kimball of Remus; and 3 grandchildren. A brother, Homer, preceded him in death in 1970.

 

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel Weir officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-7/1977 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

DIANE H. YATES (1942 - ?)

 

WILLIAM R. YATES (6 FEB 1942 - 8 NOV 2002)

 

ARTHUR NELLO YOUNG (17 FEB 1934 - 19 MAY 1992)

 

Arthur Nello Young, 58, of Beaverton, died May 19, 1992, at Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Yawkey, W. Va. He was a resident of Gladwin County for 21 years. Mr. Young was a veteran of the Korean War. He was also a
life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7303 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 94. He was also a member of National Disabled American Veterans 240642. He married the former Dorothy Young Jan. 16, 1979, in Hollywood, Fla. She survives.

Other survivors included his step children, Raymond and Laverne Umphrey of Oklahoma, Robert Umphrey of Oklahoma, Vanda Umphrey of Oklahoma, Lloyd Umphrey of Beaverton, Mark Umphrey of Florida and Kelly Umphrey of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren; his mother, Nellie Young
of West Virginia and Richard Young of Wisconsin; and four sisters, Lucille Scheele of Tennessee, Loreta Laforest of Gains, Dorothy Owens of Big Rapids and Eva Rebecca Knouff of Florida. His father John W. Young; one brother, James C. Young; and one sister, Carol Jolane (Jo)
Dinsmore, predeceased him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1992, from Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Clarence Moore officiating. Military services will be conducted. Burial will be in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation willl be at 5 p.m. today.

 

Midland Daily News dated 5-21-1992 Page - B14.

 

DOROTHY YOUNG (5 APRIL 1938 - ?)