MCCLURE CEMETERY

 

A'S

 

JOHN ABLER (17 DEC 1884 – 8 SEP 1951)

 

JOHN ABLER BURIED AT MCCLURE

 

Funeral services for John Abler, 66, were held on Saturday morning September 8, at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Jessie Booth, of the Hockaday Free Methodist church, officiated and burial was made in the McClure cemetery.

 

Mr. Abler was born in Wayne County on December 17, 1884, and has been a resident of Gladwin for the past 24 years. He was found dead at his home in Butman township on Wednesday, September 5.

 

Surviving are one son, Alvin of Jackson; two brothers, Will of Lincoln Park and Alex of Detroit; five sisters, Mrs. Mamie Moore, Mrs. Bertha Kraft, Mrs. Ruth Moe, all of Detroit, Mrs. Stella McLaughlin and Mrs. Margaret Petzold both of California.

 

Pallbearers at the service were Blaine Yeager, Wilmar Young, Owen Grandy, George Cripps, Arnold Faithbreckner and John Simpson. Gladwin County Record dated 09-12/1951 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

ARTHUR L. ANDERSON (6 OCT 1919 - 23 JAN 1989)

 

Arthur L. Anderson, 69, of 1000 Hoffman Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 23, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Clio, Oct. 6, 1919, he moved to Gladwin County in 1951. Mr. Anderson worked at Robinson Industries and farmed in Gladwin Township until retiring in 1978. He was a clock maker and member of the Wagerville United Methodist Church. Mr. Anderson was a past trustee for Gladwin Township and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Anderson and the former Luelle Nunn were married Aug. 10, 1948, in Millington. She preceded him in death May 2, 1988.Surviving are 2 sons, Arthur Jr. of Tipp City, Ohio and David of Tigard, Ore.; one daughter, Ardath Anderson of Gladwin; one brother, Clifford of Frankenmuth; one sister, Ella Bosman of Brookville, Fla.; and 5 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Wagerville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Jensen will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1989 Column - 4 Page - 2

LUELLA M. (NUNN) ANDERSON (21 JUNE 1922 – 2 MAY 1988)

From the Gladwin County Record --- May 11, 1988

LUELLA ANDERSON

Luella M. Anderson, 65, of 1000 Hoffman Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, May 2, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Grand Rapids, June 21, 1922, she moved to Gladwin County in 1952. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church, the Wagarville Circle, the McClure Circle and was treasurer of the Wagarville Women's Society. The former Luella Nunn, she was married to Arthur Anderson, Aug. 10, 1946, in Millington.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Arthur Jr. of Tipp City, Ohio and David of Tigard, Ore.; one daughter Ardath Anderson of Gladwin; her mother, Ruth Nunn of Millington; 2 sisters, Lucille Angell and Marie Kish of Millington; and 5 grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Wagarville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Jensen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the Leukemia Foundation. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.

EDNA (SEIPKE) ANNIS (30 JUNE 1898 – NOV 1964)

Services Held for Ex-Resident

Mrs. Edna Seipke Annis, 66, died at the home of her brother, Herbert Seipke, in Detroit Wednesday following a long illnss.

Born in Cleveland, on June 30, 1898, she came to Gladwin County with her parents, the late Mr. and s Mrs. Edward Seipke. At the age of 18, she moved to Detroit where she has made her home since. Survivors include three brothers, Harold, of Gladwin, Herbert, Detroit, and Walter, of Utica.

Services were held Saturday at the Miner Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Berkan officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1964 Column – 6 Page – 2.

B'S

ARTHUR JAMES BABCOCK (27 JULY 1885 – 1 AUG 1952)

Follows Husband in Death at Funeral

Mrs. Mary Jane Babcock, 63, suffered a fatal heart attack in the McClure Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, where funeral service were being conducted for her husband, Arthur James Babcock, 67.

Mr. Babcock died of a heart attack at his home in Gladwin township, Friday. He was born in Gladwin county on July 27, 1885 and was a lifetime resident here. He married Miss Mary Jane Simpson on March 9, 1907 and spent 22 years on a farm in Gladwin township.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the McClure Methodist church with the Rev. Frank Gardner and Rev. Jessie Booth officiating. Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

Mrs. Babcock was born in Sanilac county on July 3, 1889 and spent most of her life in Gladwin county. Her funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon from the McClure Methodist Church with the same ministers, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Carroll, of Leaton, officiating. Burial was in McClure cemetery.-- • . --

They are survived by one son, Donald, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Elva Roach, of Saginaw, Mrs. Iva P. Goulet, and Mrs. Edna Breault, of Bay. City; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Babcock also leaves two brothers, Leonard Babcock, of Clio, Hazen Babcock, of Millington; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Doan, of Gladwin, Mrs. Kate Purdy, of Flint and Mrs. Flossie Gray, of Lake Ann.

Mrs. Babcock leaves three brothers, John and Martin Simpson, both of Gladwin, Garrold Simpson, of Detroit; one.sister, Mrs. Everett Cann, of Detroit. Pallbearers for • Mr. and Mrs. Babcock were Fred Switzer; John Breault, Wayne Ellis, Harley Klein, Harvey Klein and Pat Powley. Gladwin County Record dated 8-6/1952 Column – 1 Page – 1.

DONALD BABCOCK (5 APRIL 1920 - JUNE 1991)

Donald L. Babcock, 71, of 2268 N. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, June 6, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a heart attack. Born in Gladwin County, April 5, 1920, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Babcock worked for Dow Chemical Co. and farmed in Gladwin Township. He was married to the former Dorothy Endert June 30, 1961, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Michael of Alma and Thomas of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Edna Breault and Iva Ritchie of Gladwin; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or Our Savior Lutheran Church. Gladwin County Record dated 06-12/1991 Column - 4 Page – 2

MARY JANE (SIMPSON) BABCOCK (3 JULY 1889 – 5 AUG 1952)

Follows Husband in Death at Funeral

Mrs. Mary Jane Babcock, 63, suffered a fatal heart attack in the McClure Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, where funeral service were being conducted for her husband, Arthur James Babcock, 67.

Mr. Babcock died of a heart attack at his home in Gladwin township, Friday. He was born in Gladwin county on July 27, 1885 and was a lifetime resident here. He married Miss Mary Jane Simpson on March 9, 1907 and spent 22 years on a farm in Gladwin township.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the McClure Methodist church with the Rev. Frank Gardner and Rev. Jessie Booth officiating. Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

Mrs. Babcock was born in Sanilac county on July 3, 1889 and spent most of her life in Gladwin county. Her funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon from the McClure Methodist Church with the same ministers, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Carroll, of Leaton, officiating. Burial was in McClure cemetery.

They are survived by one son, Donald, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Elva Roach, of Saginaw, Mrs. Iva P. Goulet, and Mrs. Edna Breault, of Bay. City; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Babcock also leaves two brothers, Leonard Babcock, of Clio, Hazen Babcock, of Millington; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Doan, of Gladwin, Mrs. Kate Purdy, of Flint and Mrs. Flossie Gray, of Lake Ann.

Mrs. Babcock leaves three brothers, John and Martin Simpson, both of Gladwin, Garrold Simpson, of Detroit; one.sister, Mrs. Everett Cann, of Detroit. Pallbearers for • Mr. and Mrs. Babcock were Fred Switzer; John Breault, Wayne Ellis, Harley Klein, Harvey Klein and Pat Powley. Gladwin County Record dated 8-6/1952 Column – 1 Page – 1.

BARBARA J. (KERN) BACKS (31 AUG 1934 - 29 JAN 1999)

Barbara J. Backs, 64, of Breckenridge Hills, Mo., and formerly of Gladwin, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in St. Louis, Mo. Born Aug. 31, 1934 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Delbert and Geneva McManis Kern. Barbara married Wayland "Sonny" Backs, July 16, 1964 in St. Louis, Mo. She has lived there since. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Charles of St. Louis, Mo.; her mother, Geneva Kern of Gladwin; three brothers, Jack Kern of Flushing, Thomas Kern of Tucson, Ariz., and Richard Kern of Houston, Texas; one sister, Linda Kern of Murray, Ky.; and one grandchild, Jacob Ream of St. Louis, Mo. Services were held Tuesday evening at the Baumann Colonial Chapel in Overland, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McClure Cemetery. Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin was in charge of local arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 02-03/1999 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

WAYLAND BACKS (1937 - ?)

 

FRANCIS MARY BACON (22 MARCH 1934 - 30 APRIL 1982)

 

GERALD GENE BACON (16 MAY 1934 - 13 APRIL 1993)

 

MARTHA ELIZABETH (CUNNINGHAM) BACON (23 AUG 1912 - 8 OCT 1984)

 

MARTHA BACON

 

Martha E. Bacon, 72, of 1346 Recreation Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 8, at her

home. Born in Arenac County Aug. 23, 1912, she came to Gladwin County in 1971 from Ferndale. She was a member of the Secord Baptist Church. The former Martha Cunningham, she was married to Robert Bacon Aug. 26, 1931, in Lapeer.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Gerald of Madison Heights, Robert of Romeo and David of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Lankford of Dixon, Tenn. And Mrs. William (Martha) Cunningham of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Francis Oder of Bedford, Betty Cunningham of. Port Huron and Nellie Bacon of Gladwin; one brother, George of Ferndale; 24 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Menzies preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1979, and 4 sisters and one brother.

 

Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Lankford officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-10/1984 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

ROBERT JOSEPH BACON (26 SEP 1905 - 26 AUG 2004)

 

Robert Joseph Bacon, age 98, of Gladwin (formerly of Ferndale) passed away. He was born on September 26, 1905 in Mendon to the late John Andrew and Myrtle (Hoppkins) Bacon. He married the former Martha Elizabeth Cunningham of Standish on August 23, 1931 in Lapeer.

 

She preceded him in death in October of 1984. Robert lived in Ferndale for 40 years and moved here to Gladwin in 1970 after retiring from American Vault Company.

 

He leaves behind a great legacy of love, laughter and a fullness of life. If you didn’t know Robert, it’s because you never had the opportunity to greet him, because he never met a stranger. He made friends with every person he met and therefore his legacy lives on.

 

Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Russell (Minnie) Bacon of Romeo, and David Lawrence (Nancy) Bacon of Manton; one daughter, Martha Kay (William) Cunningham of  Gladwin; 107 grandchildren, Great grandchildren and Great great grandchildren; his brother Herman Bacon of Big Rapids; and two son-in-laws, Archie Menzies of Gladwin and Wayne Lankford of Dickson, Tennessee. He was predeceased by one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Francis (Kress) Bacon; two daughters, Betty Jane Menzies and Barbara Ellen Lankford; four brothers, Leon, Marion, Wally and Frank Bacon; and two sisters, Ester Puttman and Opal Jenkins.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 31 with Rev. Wayne Lankford officiating. Burial took place at McClure Cemetery.

 

 

MICHAEL J. BAILEY (21 JAN 1958 - 29 JAN 1986)

 

Michael J. Bailey, 28, of Bellaire and formerly of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, after an illness of several months. Born in Spokane, Wash., Jan. 21, 1958, he was a mechanic in the Army. Mr. Bailey served from 1976 to April 1980, when he was given a disability discharge for illness. Mr. Bailey and the former Jean Wilson were married June 16, 1979, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Arthur and Lois Bailey of Whittemore; his grandmother, Clara Goodman of Gladwin; and his mother-in-law, Kay Wilson of Gladwin.

   Services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Graveside services were by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. An American Legion service was held Friday at 7 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 02-05/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MICHAEL L. BEAVER (7 APRIL 1958 - 6 JUNE 1991)

 

Michael L. Beaver, 33, of 949 N. Bard Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, June 6, 1991, of injuries sustained at his home. Born in Mt. Pleasant, April 7, 1958, he came to Gladwin County 23 years ago from Midland. Mr. Beaver was a machine operator in the Thermoform Division at Robinson Industries. He graduated from Gladwin High School and received an associate degree from Mid Michigan Community College. He was a member of the Skeels Baptist Church. Mr. Beaver and the former Debbie Hoskinson were married Aug. 27, 1977, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Chad and Matthew, at home; his mother, Mrs. Nora Naugle of Gladwin; father, Alvin Beaver of Fruitland, Idaho; grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Boman of Gladwin; grandfather, Elmer Boman of Midland; 4 sisters, Mrs. Beulah Mead and Mrs. Brenda Povey of Gladwin and Mrs. Julie Pratt and Mrs. Roberta Tate of Toledo, Ohio; and one brother, Gerald Naugle Jr. of Gladwin.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Skeels Baptist Church. The Rev. George Coon officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Skeels Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 06-12/1991 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MARIAH NOEL BECK (26 MAY 1991 - 16 JUNE 1991)

 

MARIAH BECK

 

Mariah Beck, infant daughter of Kevin and Melissa Beck, died Sunday, June 16, 1991.

Arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Sisson- Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-19/1991 Column – 3 Page – 2.

MARIAH BECK

 

Mariah Noel Beck, infant daughter of Kevin and Melissa Beck of North Branch, died suddenly

Sunday, June 16, 1991, in the Lapeer Regional Hospital. She was born in Lapeer on May 26, 1991.

 

Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Don and Linda Beck of Beaverton,

Paul VanBlaircum of Clare and Sara VanBlaircum of Farwell; great grandparents, Clara Nemeth

and Ruth Beck of Howell and Jack VanBlaircum of Interlocken, Fla.

 

Rites were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McClure Cemetery with the Rev. Barney Sapp officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-26/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

EUGENE E. BECKER (1934 - 1982)

 

BURKE ARTHUR BEEBE (1 JULY 1927 - 25 JAN 2000)

 

Burke A. Beebe, 72, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Born July 1, 1927 in Gladwin County, he was the son of Arthur and Orpha Meek Beebe. He lived in Gladwin County all his liffe. Burke married Mabel Klein, Oct. 14, 1952 in Gladwin. He retired from the Down Chemical Company in 1982, and was a veteran of World War II.

   Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Lloyd and grandsons, Lloyd and Michael;  one daughter, Darlynn and husband Lynn Douglas and grandchildren Laura and Ryan of Beach Park, Ill; one brother, Carl of Dundee; and three sisters, Joy Curtis of Gladwin, Irma and husband Ted Reger of Farwell, and Clara and husband Wayne Gairns of Auburn.

   He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Floyd. Services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Jerome Frandle and Shane Brown officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-16/2000 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

JOSEPH BENSON (24 FEB 1844 - 13 NOV 1919)

 

Joseph Benson of Gladwin township died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1919, at his farm in Gladwin township, where he has been a resident 15 years. He was born in Marion county, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1844, and was aged 75 years, eight months and 20 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Benson, a son, Joel S. Benson. Services were held Monday morning at the home conducted by Rev. S. J. Headley, followed by interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1919 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

MARGARET BENSON (1849 - 1920)

 

EMMA V. (HEATH) BERG (28 DEC 1905 - MARCH 1989)

 

Emma V. Berg, 83, of Antler Arms, Gladwin, died Saturday, March 18, 1989, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a short illness. Born in Spencer, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1905, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Emma Heath, she was married to Robert Berg, July 30, 1932, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1932.

   Surviving are one son, Richard of Gladwin; one brother, Orval of Gladwin; one sister, Velma Joslin of Gladwin; one grandchild and one great grandchild. A son, Ronnie, preceded her in death. Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-22/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

RICHARD W. BERG (11 APRIL 1933 - 29 NOV 2004)

 

Richard W. Berg, 71, of Gladwin, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. Richard was born April 11, 1933, in Gladwin County to Robert and Emma Heath Berg. He married the former Virginia Kern on April 18, 1953 in Gladwin. Dick was very active in his community, having worked 11 years for Shull Supply and 30 years for the Gladwin County Road Commission. He was vice president of the Gladwin County Fair Board, 4-H leader for 25 years, the "Beef Leader" of the Barnyard Kids. He organized the fair parade, was supervisor for Gladwin Township for 16 years, president of the Gladwin Goodfellows, a member of the FCRV/Family Camper Gladwin niters and he was in charge of the Memorial Day rodeo, which he loved.

   Surviving him are his wife, Virginia; daughter, Karen and Brad Perry of Laingsburg; grandchildren, Cody and Lindsay Boyer; and step-grandchildren, Chesley and Brittney Perry. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Berg. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8. Gladwin County Record dated 12-01/2004 Column - 1 Page - 7

 

ROBERT J. BERG (10 JAN 1907 - 27 NOV 1982)

 

Robert J. Berg, 75, of 215 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 27, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Gladwin on January 10, 1907, he had spent his life-time here. He attended Section 8 school and worked at the former Huber's Dairy and then at Hutson's Sinclair Service until retiring in 1975. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. He was married to the former Emma Heath on July 30, 1932, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Walter of Toledo, Ohio and Edwin of Detroit; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Jones of St. Clair Shores and Mrs. Edna Foor of Gladwin; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald, in January 1938.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church or to the cancer fund. Gladwin County Record dated 12-01/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

HARRY S. BLACKWELL (17 FEB 1926 - 5 JAN 1991)

 

Harry S. Blackwell, 64, of 1395 Dutcher Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1921, at his home after a long illness. Born in Piscataway, N. J., Feb. 17, 1926, he moved to Gladwin County in 1987, from Redford Township. He was an electrician for G. M. Delco Plant in Livonia for 30 years until retiring in January 1987. Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Livonia American Legion Post 32, the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, the Elks Lodge of Clare, the Gladwin Eagles Club 3292 and the Moose Lodge in Dearborn Heights. Mr. Blackwell and the former Doris (LeVasseur) Thomas were married May 28, 1977, in Plymouth.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 step-sons, Alan Thomas of Colorado and Donald Thomas of Wixom; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. Barbara Samarziya of Novi, Karen Thomas of Garden City and Mrs. Cathline David of Belleville; his step-mother, Mrs. Nelia Blackwell of Tennessee; 2 brothers, Rex of New Jersey and Max of Rogersville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Faye Shackly of Aloha, Ore.; 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Georgiann Cox, Mrs. Gayle Payne and Bobbie Blackwell of Tennessee; a step-sister, Mrs. Ira Jean Levine of Florida; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

   Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Thomas Risch officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-09/1991 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

CARL E. BLANK (1 APRIL 1911 - 7 JAN 1999)

 

Carl E. Blank, 84, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996. Born April 1, 1911 in Gladwin, he resided in Gladwin most of his life. Mr. Blank retired from Dow Chemical in 1968 after 20 years. He was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church, Gladwin. He married the former Doris Hoffman June 29, 1935 in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Fred and wife Helen of Saginaw, and Ronald and wife Cheryl of Davison; 2 daughters, Norma and husband William Foor of Bentley, and Sharon and husband Matthew Kramer of Bentley; one brother, Harold of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Evelyn Lesser of Bay City, Hazel Norris of Gladwin, and Geraldine Gerhauser of Bay City; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Wagarville United Methodist Church in Gladwin. The Rev. Donald Haskell will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 01-10/1996 Column - 2 Page - 7

 

FREDERICK C. BLANK (1 OCT 1941 - 3 APRIL 2005)

 

Frederick C. Blank, Frederick C. Blank, 63, of Gladwin, passed away Sunday, April 3 at his home. Fred was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Gladwin to Carl and Doris (Hoffman) Blank. He graduated from Pinconning High School in 1961. Fred was a member of the Gladwin Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He married the former Helen Green Oct. 10, 1964 in Saginaw; they have lived in Gladwin the past three years. He worked as a dark room technician for Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital and then volunteered at the Saginaw Veterans Hospital for seven years.

 

Although blind since age 19, Fred would tackle any challenge put before him. His ministry in music was a blessing to many. He always said, “I never walk alone. I always walk with Jesus.” Fred was not blind, he just couldn’t see with his eyes. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and son.

 

Surviving are his wife, Helen; one son, William Martin Blank of Florida; one daughter, Angela Hope Blank of Gladwin; his mother, Doris Blank of Gladwin; his mother-in-law, Helen Green of Saginaw; one brother, Ronald (Nancy) Blank of Davison; two sisters, Norma (William) Foor and Sharon (Matt) Kramer, both of Bentley; and several nieces and nephews. His father, Carl Blank, and his father-in-law, Emmit Green, predecease him.

 

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6 at the Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor Darren Greenfield will officiate. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Mid Michigan Hospice, or Hospice of Gladwin.

 

MARIE (MERKLE) BLANK (23 JUNE 1917 - 24 SEP 2005)

 

Marie Blank, 88, of Gladwin, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. She was born June 23, 1917, in Gladwin, to Henry and Laticia Hetherington Merkle. She married Harold Blank, April 23, 1934, in Wagarville. She had lived in Gladwin all her life, and was a member of the Free Methodist Church and various groups within the church.

   She is survived by her sons, Bernard and Lois Blank of Orion, and Gerald and Linda Blank of Saginaw; her daughter Joyce and Duane Cameron of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and sister, Viola Cronk of Gladwin. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Annie Smith and Selma Brown.

   Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Phil Hortop will officiate, with burial at the McClure Cemetery.

   Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin, today from 2 to 8 p.m. Midland Daily News dated 09/26/20005 Column 1-3 Page - B 10.

 

ARTHUR H. BLOCK (3 AUG 1888 – NOV 1945)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ARTHUR BLOCK

 

Arthur H. Block, 57, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Clark, in Detroit, after an illness of three months. Funeral services were held in Detroit on Friday at 8 p.m., at at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reigle Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial took place in the McClure cemetery. Rev. C. F. Olin officiated.

 

Mr. Block was born on August 3, 1888, in California, Missouri. Coming to live in Gladwin county in 1912, he moved to Detroit in 1925. He was a member of the Skeels Baptist church. He was employed as foreman of Arvey Corporation, in Detroit.

 

Surviving are two sons, Dolliver, of Gladwin and Arthur H., Jr., Air Cadet in the U.S. Army; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Clark, of Detroit; two brothers, Charles Block, of Riverside, California and Samuel, of California, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Rohrbach and Mrs. Malinda Rohrbach, both of California, Missouri. Mrs. Block preceded her husband in death in November, 1941. Gladwin County Record dated 11-7/1945 Column – 3 Page -1.

 

ELEANOR MAY BLOCK (9 SEP 1919 - 5 AUG 1921)

 

Friday evening at 4:30 o’clock surrounded by sorrowing loved ones little Eleanor May Bloch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bloch, closed her eyes forever upon the scenes of earth and passed into a dreamless sleep, which we call death, after 10 days illness. Thus ended the short life of this little one who had filled the hearts of parents, brother and sister with much love and affection Little Eleanor was born Sept. 9, 1919, and departed this life Aug. 5, 1921, aged one year 10 months and five days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, brother Dolliver and sister Lois. All was done that loving hands and medical aid could do, but God saw fit to call her to rest. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at McClure church by Rev. Ford and the body was laid to rest in McClure cemetery.

 

Sleep on, sweet babe, and take they rest; For God called thee away when he thought best. Gladwin County Record dated 8-11/1921 Column – 4 Page – 5.

 

FLORA E. (HOWARD) BLOCK (21 OCT 1888 – 30 OCT 1941)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ARTHUR BLOCK

 

Mrs. Arthur Block, former resident of Butman township, died at her home in Detroit, October 30, 1941. Mrs. Flora Block was born October 21, 1888 in California, Missouri and in September of 1909 she married Arthur Block and to them were born four children. One daughter, Eleanor preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Block move to Michigan and settled on their farm in Butman township where they lived until 1925 when they moved to Detroit.

 

Surviving are her husband and three children, Dolliver of Gladwin, Arthur, Jr. and Mrs. Ernest Clark of Detroit, also one brother Herman Howard of California, Missouri.

 

Funeral services were held at the Peters Funeral Parlors in Detroit Monday at 9 a.m., conducted by Rev. E. J. Palmer of Detroit. The body was brought to Gladwin and services were held at Rogers Funeral Home at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. E. J. Palmer, assisted by Rev. Claire F. Olin of Skeels Baptist Church. Interment was in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-5/1941 Column – 2 Page – 1.

 

DAVID J. BOOK (1943 - 1999)

 

THRESIA V. (HATCH) BOYD (15 APRIL 1902 - 20 FEB 1973)

 

Mrs. Thresia V. Boyd, 70, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in West Branch on April 15, 1902, she had lived in Gladwin County 50 years. The former Thresia Hatch, she was married to Walter Boyd on April 15, 1949, in Ohio.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Liela Renner and one son, Wilbur Frank, both of Pontiac; one brother, John Hatch of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Hutson and Mrs. Nellie Reby of Gladwin and Mrs. Letty Coke of Lincoln Park; three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.

 

Rites were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. C. C. Howe officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-21/1973 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

WALTER E. BOYD (27 OCT 1909 - 15 NOV 1974)

 

Walter E. Boyd, 65, of 41 Sugar River Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, November 15, at Gladwin Area Hospital, following an illness of 6 months. He was born October 27, 1909, in Indiana, and had been a resident of Gladwin County for the past 15 years. He was a retired Pontiac Motor Car employee and a veteran of World War II. Mrs. Boyd, the former Therisa Hatch, and he were married in Ohio April 15, 1949, and she died Feb. 20, 1973.

   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gillian Ferguson of Pontiac; and 2 brothers. Services were held Monday, at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home; Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Helena Egts officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1974 Column - 4 Page - 4

 

ALIDA EDNA "LYDIA" (VANNEST) BREAULT (13 MAY 1865 - 10 APRIL 1916)

 

Arrived in Gladwin in 1888.

 

   Mrs. Alida Vanest Breault, wife of Stewart Breault, passed away at their home in Gladwin township, Monday.  Mrs. Breault had been in poor health for two years and had been sent home from Ann Arbor where she was a hospital patient for some time, as incurable.

   Mrs. Breault was born near the village of Enterprise, Addington County, Ontario, and was in her 52nd year.  She was the second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vanest. Mr. and Mrs. Breault were married 35 years ago and lived near the village of Centerville seven years, and have been residents of Gladwin county 28 years.  They were the parents of seven children, five of whom are married, and two, Murney and Nelly, are at home.  Four brothers and two sisters mourn her loss, she being the first to pass to the great beyond. All excepting one brother were present at the funeral.  Two brothers, Joseph and Turner Vanest, live in Gladwin; the others near the old home in Enterprise.  Mrs. Breault bore her suffering with great fortitude, never complaining, and was always ready to greet relatives and friends with a smile.  All was done that medical aid and willing friends could do until the last.  But best of all, she left the greatest evidence of a life in the world to come, where loved ones will never say "good bye."

   The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement. Gladwin County Recod dated 04-13/1916 Column - 4 Page - 5

 

EDNA G. (BABCOCK) BREAULT (3 APRIL 1917 - 17 OCT 2002)

 

Edna G. Breault, 85, of Gladwin passed away at home Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 following a long illness. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Simpson) Babcock April 3, 1917 in Cloverdale, Michigan. She moved to Gladwin County in 1932 and married Edward Breault on June 6, 193

   Edna worked in a variety of fields throughout her life in the tri-city area, including careers as a shipyard electrician during World War II, a dairy farmer, seamstress, nanny and homemaker.

   For the past 30 years, Edna has enjoyed visiting her cabin on Lake Nipigon in Ontario, Canada. She shared a passion with her husband for spotting the many game animals of the region and watching the fall colors arrive.

   Her husband of 68 years, Edward of Gladwin, survives her. Other survivors include sister, Iva Pansy Ritchie of Wildwood, Michigan; and nieces and nephews, Jeanitta and Delton Roach, both residing in Florida, Tom Babcock of Gladwin, and Mike Babcok of Alma.

   Her parents, sister Elva Roach, and brother Donald Babcock preceded her in death. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 20 and funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 21 at the Gladwin Chapel with Pastor Stanley Sampson officiating. Burial took place in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/2002 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

EDWARD H. BREAULT (26 DEC 1914 - 15 JULY 2006)

 

   Edward Breault, 91, of Gladwin, passed away July 15, 2006 at Edna Mae's Leisurely Living in Gladwin after a short illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1914 to John and Martha Breault in Gladwin. He was a self-employed carpenter and a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Edward loved to bowl. He managed and played baseball and softball in Midland, where he had a championship team in 1951. He married Edna Babcock on June 6, 1934 in Gladwin.

   He is survived by one brother, Francis "Bud" Breault of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna in 2002; a sister, Elenor; and two brothers; Franklin and Harold.

   Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, 2006 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Pastor Stanley Sampson officiated. Gladwin County Record

 

E. STEWART BREAULT (23 JAN 1852 - 22 NOV 1941)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR EDWARD BREAULT

 

   Funeral services were held for Edward Stewart Breault of Gladwin township Monday, November 24th at the McClure Methodist Church. Edward Breault was born in Addington County, Ontario January 23, 1852 and died at his home, November 22, 1941. Mr. Breault married Alida Vanest January 10, 1882 at Enterprize, Ontario and settled on a farm at Centerville, Ontario. In 1886 Mr. Breault came to Gladwin county and worked in the lumber woods. A year later he brought his family and settled on their present farm. Mr. and Mrs. Breault came when this county was in the making and passed through all the experiences of early pioneering.

   Mrs. Breault preceded her husband in death April 10, 1916, also one daughter, Mrs. Edna Lennon December 13, 1938. Six children survive, four sons, Stanley, Murnie and John of Gladwin township Edward of Edenville and two daughters, Mrs. Oney Hetherington of Gladwin township and Mrs. Walter Kerns of Secord township, 53 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren, one brother, Jacob Albert of Gladwin and one sister, Mrs. Annie Hinchey of Shannonville. Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiated at the services and interment was in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1941 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

FRANK ELDON BREAULT (1920 - 9 OCT 1921)

 

Frank Eldon, aged one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Breault of Gladwin township, died Oct. 9 with broncho-pneumonia. Services were held at the McClure churh Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. E. E. Ford. Burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-13/1921 Column - 3 Page - 4

 

GEORGE D. BREAULT (19 DEC 1921 - 11 JAN 1995)

 

George D. Breault, 73, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1995 at Providence Hospital in Detroit. Born Dec. 19, 1921 in Gladwin County, he retired from maintenance at Dow Corning in 1985. Mr. Breault married the former Beatrice Brown Oct. 21, 1950 in Ferndale.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, George Jr. of Gladwin, and Darwin and wife Vicky of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Jill and husband Patrick Rosin of Gladwin, and Laurel Breault of Gladwin; 3 brothers, William of Gladwin; Wilbur of South Lyon, and Ralph of Gladwin; 7 sisters, E. Marion Klein, Donna Matthews, Ethel Nickless, Alna Brown, Nellie Grey and Coral Brokoff, all of Gladwin, and Vivian Neubauer of South Euclid, Ohio.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin, with the Rev. Father Ed Bennett officiating. Memorial may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area or the Gladwin Athletic Association. Gladwin County Record dated 01-18/1995 Column - 2 Page - 6

 

JOHN BREAULT (3 AUG 1895 - 10 DEC 1982)

 

John Breault, 87,of 2560 Fitzwater Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Dec. 10, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Gladwin Township on August 3, 1895, he had spent his lifetime here. He was a foreman for the State Highway Department from 1936 to 1960. Mr. Breault was a member of the Gladwin I.O.O.F. Lodge and Encampment No. 21. He was married to the former Martha Klefoth on December 8, 1914, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death January 2, 1982.

   Surviving are 4 sons, Edward and Franklin of Gladwin, Harold of Midland and Francis of Holiday, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Elenor) Ellis of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Kern of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1982 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

KENNETH BREAULT (14 NOV 1915 - 22 SEP 1993)

 

KENNETH BREAULT

 

Kenneth Breault, 77, of 310 E. Grout St., Gladwin, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993 in the Mid Michigan Regional Center, Gladwin. He was born in Gladwin, Nov. 14, 1915, and had spent his lifetime here. Mr, Breault was a pipe fitter for Dow Chemical Co. and retired in 1977.

 

Mr. Breault and the former May Havens were married May 6, 1941, in Anaconda, Mont. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Michael of Battle Creek; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Pat) Reader of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Edward and Wayne of Gladwin; one sister, Evelyn Friesen of Gladwin; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A brother. Grant, preceded him in death.

 

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

Donald Roberts officiated and burial was In the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to

the Hospice of Gladwin Area.  Gladwin County Record dated 9-29/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

MARTHA (KLEFOTH) BREAULT (4 APRIL 1896 - 2 JAN 1982)

 

Mrs. Martha M. Breault, 85, of 2560 Fitzwater Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 2, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after an illness of five months. Born in Napolean, Ohio, on April 4, 1896, she came to Gladwin County in 1905. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Martha Klefoth, she was married to John Breault on December 8, 1914, in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Elenor) Ellis of Gladwin; 4 sons, Edward and Franklin of Gladwin, Harold of Midland and Francis of Holiday, Fla.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hannah Feusse, Mrs. Minnie Hines and Mrs. Arnetta Dahms of Midland; 14 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church Bell Tower Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 01-06/1982 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MAY (HAVENS) BREAULT (20 JUNE 1920 - 8 FEB 1995)

 

MAY BREAULT

 

May Breault, 74, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1995 at the MidMichlgan Regional Medical Center-Midland following a short illness. Born June. 20, 1920 in Red Deer. Alberta, Canada, she

moved to Gladwin in 1943 from Montana. Mrs. Breault was employed by Standish Products until

she retired in 1976. The former May Havens married Kenneth Breault May 6, 1941 in Anaconda, Mont. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1993. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Reader of Beaverton; 1 son, Michael and wife Eleanor of Battle Creek; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin chapel with the Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of Gladwin Area. Gladwin County Record dated 2-15/1995 Column – 1 Page – 6.

 

MURNIE LAVERNE BREAULT (1 OCT 1886 - 11 JAN 1972)

 

Murnie Breault, 85, of Gladwin Township, died Tuesday; January 11, at the Midland Hospital, following a short illness. Mr. Breault had been a resident of Gladwin County for 82 years. He was born October 1, 1886, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and came here with his parents in 1889. He was a farmer in Gladwin Township until his retirement. Mr. Breault and the former Miss Mabel Hodges were married in Saginaw in 1923 and she preceded him in death in April 1963.

   Survivors are five sons, Max of Gladwin, Murnie Laverne of Massachusetts, Elroy of McGuire, AFB N.J., Don of Freeland, and Neil of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janice) Cartmill of Midland; a brother, John of Gladwin; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Kern of Gladwin; and 12 grandchildren. One son is deceased. Services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Elder Stanley Sampson officiating and burial will be in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin Township. The family requests that contributions be made to the Gladwin County Library. Gladwin County Record dated 01-12/1972 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ALVA BROOKS (8 FEB 1889 - 13 FEB 1957)

SERVICES HELD FOR ALVA BROOKS SUNDAY

 

Alva Brooks, 68, a Butman Township resident, passed away last Wednesday at the Clare General Hospital after an illness of one week. He was born in Iosoc County on February 8, 1889, the son of Violetta and Robert Brooks and had lived in Gladwin County all his life. His occupation was farming. Mr. Brooks had never married.

 

His survivors are his mother, Mrs. Violetta Brooks; and one sister, Mrs. Alta Martz of Gladwin. One brother, Joseph, is deceased.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Elder Alvin Pendleton was the officiating clergyman. Burial was in McClure Cemetery with Del Raymond Kenneth Horton, Glen Murray, Henry Harmon, David Schuler and Raymond Augustine as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 2-20/1957 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

JOSEPH BROOKS (9 FEB 1891 - 2 MARCH 1917)

 

   BROOKS---Joseph Brook was born in Gladwin township Feb. 9, 1891, and died at Hurley hospital, Flint, of appendicitis Friday morning, March 2, aged 26 years and 23 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brooks of Butman township. He was married to Miss Macy Major Nov. 12, 1912, who with their two children, Howard Lawrence, aged four years, and Walter Charles, aged 17 months, survive him.

   About two years ago they moved to Flint. Wherever they have gone they have won the esteem and friendship of those whom they have met. Joe, as he was known to all, and those who are left to mourn his loss feel that they have lost a friend indeed.

   Besides his immediated family he leaves to mourn, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brooks, one brother, Alvah Brooks, at home, one sister, Mrs. Elta Dutcher, of Gladwin, four uncles, five aunts, and grandparents. The body was brought to Gladwin and funera services were held at the McClure church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Burt of Beaverton, followed by interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-08/1917 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

ROBERT A. BROOKS (14 SEP 1862 - 28 DEC 1932)

 

   Robert A. Brooks died December 28, 1932, at his home in Butman Township, having been in poor health some time.  He was born September 14, 1862, at Langdon, Ontario, Canada, came to Michigan at the age of 12 years, and was married to Miss Lettie Cronk May 9, 1884.  Nearly all of their married life was spent in Butman Township.  They were the parents of three children.  One son, Joe Brooks, died March 28, 1917.

   Besides his wife,, he leaves one son Alvah, and 1 daughter, Mrs. Ben Dutcher, on Sage Township - 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Horton, of Detroit, and Mrs. George Brods, of Omer.  Service will be held at the Latter Day Saints church at Section eight Friday afternoon at 2:30. Source: Unknown, Possible from Gladwin County Record?

 

VIOLETTA ANN (CRONK) BROOKS (25 APRIL 1869 - 26 APRIL 1964)

 

MRS. BROOKS 95, PASSES

 

Mrs. Violetta Brooks, of Butman Township, died Sunday at Clare following a short illness, one day after her 95th birthday.  Born in Mt. Grove, Ontario, Canada, on April 25, 1869, the former Violetta Cronk was married to Robert Brooks on August 17, 1886, in Prescott.  She and Mr. Brooks, who preceded her in death in 1937, cleared the land in Butman for their farm.  She had lived in Gladwin County 83 years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elta Dutcher, of Gladwin, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2pm at the Hall Funeral Home with Elder Alva Pendleton officiating.  Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-29/1964 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

GEORGE ELBERT BROWN (22 OCT 1879 – 3 MARCH 1938)

 

G. E. BROWN DIES

 

Funeral services were held at the McClure church for George Elbert Brown Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Joseph VanDerveer of Hillman. Burial was at McClure cemetery.

 

Mr. Brown died Saturday morning, March 5, at his home in Gladwin township after an illness of six years. He was born in Fayette county, Ohio, December 22, 1879. While a very small boy with his parents he moved to VanWert county, Ohio.

 

He married Hannah Elizabeth Emrick September 28, 1901. Four sons and three daughters were born. They came to Gladwin county March 9, 1910, and settled on their present farm in Pleasant Valley. Mrs. Brown died February 3, 1916.

 

He was married January 16, 1918, to Mrs. Gertrude Archer, who died September 5, 1922.

 

During the last five years he has been confined to his bed by illness and cared for by his faithful step daughter, Miss Pauline Archer, and by his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown, who have worked the farm.

 

Late in life Mr. Brown desired to become a Christian. He asked his family to gather with him and to call a minister who came and helped him to find his Savior. After this he testified that he had found Christ, and was rejoicing in His forgiving love.

 

A daughter, Mrs. Charles Hoskinson died February 3, 1930. Besides his stepdaughter, Miss Pauline Archer, he leaves to mourn four sons and two daughters, Virgil and Dallis, of Midland, Harold and (Goldie) Mrs. Clark Elwood of Pontiac, Clarence at home, and (Wilameta) Mrs. Ronald Perry of Midland; two brothers, C. W. Brown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Beryl Brown of Melrose, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace Davison of Chelsea, Michigan; and 13 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 3/09/1938 Column - 6 Page - 5

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Noted in Gladwin County Record 3/9/1938: Mrs. E. E. Woods, Mrs. Ben Nickless, Howard Emrick and Mrs. George Martin of Midland were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Emrick and attended the funeral of their uncle, George Elbert Brown.

 

HANNAH ELIZABETH (EMRICK) BROWN (1 AUG 1881 - 3 FEB 1916)

 

Hannah Elizabeth, wife of Elbert Brown, departed this life Feb. 3, 1916. Mrs. Brown was born in Auglaize county, Ohio. Aug. 1, 1881. She was one of a large family of children, born to Mr. and Mrs. George Emrick, Sr., three of whom have already preceded her. Hannah Emrick was married to Elbert Brown Sept. 28, 1901. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive her.

    She was converted to God Feb. 22, 1902. She joined the Methodist church and was ever a faithful and loving wife and mother. She was at peace with her Savior during the last days of her life.

   Her husband, Elbert Brown, her children, Virgil, Harold, Norma, Goldie, Dallas, Clarence and Willametta, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Emrick Sr., three sisters, Erma Emrick, Mrs. Ida Nickless and Mrs. Edna Foor, all of this place; five brothers, Philip, George, Arnold and Harvey of Gladwin county and Elbert Emrick of Detroit are left to mourn her loss, also many other relatives and a host of friends.

   Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 6, 1916, at 2 p.m. at McClure, conducted by Rev. D. E. Wade. Interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-10/1916 Column - 4 Page - 5

 

KATHLEEN G. (SYLVESTER) BROWN (28 NOV 1913 – 26 JAN 1976)

 

Mrs. Kathleen G. Brown, 60, of North M-30, Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 26, at the Midland Hospital Center following an illness of five weeks. Born in Detroit on November 28, 1915, she came to Gladwin County in 1968 from Madison Heights. The former Kathleen Sylvester, she was married to Harold Brown on April 4, 1942, in Allen Park.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Louis and John Sylvester of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Beverly Bickford of Hazel Park and Mrs. Mary Jane Hagarman of Southgate.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11:15 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. A Wake service will be held at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 1-28/1976 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

LAWRENCE R. BROWN (15 FEB 1928 - 22 JUNE 2006)

 

Lawrence R. Brown, 78, of Gladwin, passed away Thursday, June 22 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Hazel Park on Feb. 15, 1928 to the late Edward and Emily (Metson) Brown. He retired from Michigan Bell Telephone after 40 years of service. He moved to Gladwin in 1988. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He loved hunting and fishing.

 

He is survived by one sister-in-law, MaryAnn Brown of Royal Oak; nieces and nephews, Laural Breault, Jill Rosin and George Breault all of Gladwin, Darwin Breault of Hillsdale, Mark Brown of Detroit and Paula Brown of Nebraska; and all of his friends and neighbors in the Four Season Sub Division.

 

A funeral service was held Monday, June 26 at Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Mary Jo Schuetz presiding with burial in McClure Cemetery. The family requests memorial for the Visiting Nurses, Mid Michigan Hospice or the charity of your choice.

 

ELLA M. BUGBEE (1877 - 1948)

 

LULA B. BUNTON (23 MAY 1908 - 2 AUG 1995)

 

LULA B. BUNTON

 

Lula B. Bunton, 87, of Gladwin and formerly of Pontiac, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995 at Mid-

Michigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin. She was born May 23, 1908 in Ramseytown, N.C.

 

The former Lula Atkins married James Bunton Nov. 3, 1925 in Johnson City, Term. He preceded

her in death Oct 18. 1934.

 

Surviving are one son, Dwight of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Anita Bunton of Roscommon, and

Betty Bunton of Ortonville; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, James in March 1992 and Norman in May 1992; 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Rites were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday from the Sisson FuneralHome in Gladwin with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 8-9/1995 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

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HILARY CAMPBELL (18 OCT 1979 - 5 FEB 1980)

 

Hilary Campbell, 3 months old, of 1221 N. Silverleaf St., Gladwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, in St. Luke's Hospital, Saginaw. She was born on October 18, 1979, in Saginaw. Surviving are her mother, Sally Campbell of Gladwin; 2 sisters Holly and Haley, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Campbell of Gladwin; and great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Campbell of Oxford. Rites were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1980 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

KENNETH R. CAMPBELL, SR (7 SEP 1924 - 12 APRIL 1994)

 

Kenneth R. Campbell Sr., 69, of 515 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Tuesday, April 12, 1994, at his home after a short illness. He was born in Norgate, Manitoba, Can., Sept. 7, 1924, and came to Gladwin County 40 years ago. He worked for A&P for 17 years with the last 8 years as manager of the Gladwin store. Mr. Campbell then worked for Dow Corning for 21 years and retired in 1988. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin F.O.E. 3292, Gladwin V.F.W. Post 11256, the Gladwin Masonic Lodge and was adjunct of the DAV. Mr. Campbell and the former Juanita Clore were married June 24, 1946, in Ohio.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth Jr. of Gladwin; a daughter, Sally Campbell of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Thomas of Clio and Earl of Mt. Morris and Mary Ann Ruby of S. Charleston, Ohio; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Deane Wyllys will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. The V.F.W. will handle graveside services. Masonic and Eagle memorial services will be held Thursday evening. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area. Gladwin County Record dated 04-13/1994 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

 A veteran of World War II. Campbell served in the U.S. Navy for more than three years. He is married to the former Juanita Clore of Gladwin. They have two children, Sally Ann, 11, and Kenneth, 15 months.

 

IDA R. (SNAY) CANN (25 DEC 1872 - 19 AUG 1955)

 

   Mrs. Ida R. Cann, 82, of Hockaday, passed away in Traverse City Friday, after a short illness. Mrs Cann was born in Sanilac county on Dec. 25, 1872. She was married on Jan. 17, 1889 at Palms, Michigan, and came to Hockaday in 1898.

   Among her survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Mary Babcock, and Mrs. Pearl Young of Gladwin, Mrs. Viletta Johnson of Harrison, Mrs. Alice Stuhr of Rhodes, Mrs Mabel Mosher of Jackson and Mrs. Adel Kroening of Bay City; two sons, Winfirth of Culver, Minn., and Richard of Jackson; a brother, Frank Snay of California. A son and her husband preceded her in deat

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Truman S. Lowell officiating. Burial was in the McClure cemetery. Her grandsons were pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 08-24/1955 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

RICHARD CANN (15 MARCH 1865 - 1947)

 

SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR BUTMAN RESIDENT

 

   Funeral services were held Sunday at the Hockaday Free Methodist Church for Richard Cann, who died at this home in Butman township, Wednesday, February 26. Richard Cann was born March 15, 1865 in Arthur, Ontario. He was married to Ida R. Snay January 28, 1889 and to them were born nine children. A son Charles preceded him in death February 5, 1918. Mr. and Mrs. Cann moved to the United States in 1891 and settled on a farm at Smith Creek. In 1897 they moved to Butman township, where they have since resided.

   Surviving him besides his wife, Ida are two sons Winfred of Newberry, Richard Lewis at home, six daughter, Mrs. Charles Babcock of Buckeye topwnship, Mrs Wilmer Young of Butman, Mrs. Letta Hill of Harrison, Mrs. Geo. Stuhr of Rhodes, Mrs. Frank Mosher of Mt. Pleasant, Ms. Lee Kroening of Flint one brother, Abram of Arthur, Ontario, 22 grand children and 14 great grand children. Rev. L. Richmond conducted the services with burial in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-05/1941 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

EARL T. CARD (10 SEP 1916 – 27 NOV 1960)

 

EX-GLADWIN MAN DIES IN OIL TANK

 

Earl T. Card, of Sterling, 44, a former Gladwin County resident, was drowned Sunday in a 12-foot deep tank of crude oil in the Adams township (Arenac County) oil field. Card, an oil field checker, was trying to get his work done in advance so he could leave on a deer hunt. He was checking on pumping and treating of crude oil when he fell through the rusty top of the tank.

 

His wife reported to sheriff’s offices at 4:45 a.m. Sunday that he was missing. The broken rusty tank top and his body were discovered at 5:30 a.m. A derrick on an oil field truck was used to pull the body out.

 

Sheriff Edward Bessinger, of Standish, said Card likely found it impossible to swim to the side of the big tank since the oil is lighter than water, and that Card also would have been overcome immediately by the fumes from the crude oil in the enclosed tank.

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesdy) at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Sterling. The Rev. C. R. Johnson officiated and burial was in the McClure cemetery in Gladwin.

 

Mr. Card was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Gladwin County. He had worked in oil fields since he was a young man and for the past 18 years was employed by the Wicklund Oil Development Co.

 

He was married to Leota Hoop in Gladwin Nov. 25, 1939. He is the son-in-law of Mrs. Lon Bisel, of Gladwin. Survivors are his widow; two sons, Earl and Elisha, both of Sterling; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ruse, of Sterling; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Card, of Au Train, Mich.; three brothers, Joseph of Au Train, Homer of Chicago and Archie of Howell; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Carbeno, of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-30/1960 Column – 8 Page – 1.

 

FLORENCE LEOTA CARD (12 APR 1918 – 16 OCT 1982)

 

FLORENCE CARD

 

Florence “Leota” Card, 64, of Sterling, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at her home. Born on April 12, 1918, in Lima, Ohio, she moved to Michigan in 1930. She was a member of the Sterling Wesleyan Church. The former Florence Hoop, she was married to Earl Card of Gladwin, on November 25, 1939. He preceded her in death November 27, 1960.

 

Surviving are her mother, Edith Bisel of Sterling; one daughter, Barbara Ruse of Sterling; 2 sons, Earl of Sterling and Elisha of Dearborn Heights; one sister, Clarabell Cann of Taylor; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Sterling Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Gerald Ware

officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements were in charge of the R. 0. Savage Funeral Home, Standish. Gladwin County Record dated 10-20/1982 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM JAMES CHRISTIAN (5 JAN 2002 - 5 JAN 2002)

 

MARGARETTE E. (WEAMER) CHRISTY (25 APR 1909 – 16 JUNE 1990)

 

Margarette E. (Chris) Christy, 81, of 1695 W. Wirtz Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, June 16,1990, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Homer City, Pa., April 25, 1909, she moved to Gladwin County in 1973 from Belleville. Mrs. Christy was a registered nurse and retired from Wayne County General Hospital in 1973. She graduated in 1939 from the Maryland State Nursing School. She was a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church.

 

The former Margarette Weamer, she was married to William Christy in June 1938, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He preceded her in death March 15,1987. Surviving are 3 brothers, Eugene of Homer City, Pa., Otyn of Oregon and Clarence of San Francisco, Calif.; and 4 sisters, Winifred Davis of Homer City, Pa., Isabelle Carliss of Oregon, Fern Schatzman of Hallettsville, Texas and June Mases of Youngstown, Ohio.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Jensen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-20/1990 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM J. CHRISTY (1908 - 1987)

 

MARY ANN (LEATON) CLIFTON (28 JULY 1843 - 9 AUG 1910)

 

MRS. MARY CLIFTON

 

   Mary A., wife of Thomas Clifton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marshall Cronk on the Secord road, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with a cancer, Deceased was aged 67 years and 12 days, and was born in England. Funeral services will be at the McClure church today at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. George B. Day. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Marshall Cronk, and a son, Fred Secord of Wolverine. Gladwin County Record dated 08-11/1910 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

Note: Should say: She was survived by: Mrs. Marshall (Anna Marie) Cronk & Mrs. Fred (Louisa) Secord.

 

THOMAS CLIFTON (28 FEB 1840 - ABT. 29 JAN 1912)

 

THOMAS CLIFTON

 

Thomas Clifton, father of Mrs. Marshall Cronk, died at Traverse City Tuesday. Remains will be brought here for interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-25/1912 Column - 5 Page - 1.

 

ALMA M. (BROKA) CLORE (18 APRIL 1914 - 24 MARCH 2004)

 

Alma Clore, age 89, of Gladwin died March 24 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin following a long illness. She was born April 18, 1914 in Hope to Daniel and Anna (Ashbrook) Broka. She lived in Gladwin County most of her life. She retired in 1962 after 16 years as the co-owner/operator of White Star Bar in Gladwin. She was married on Feb. 8, 1937 in Angola, Indiana to Jim Clore. He died in 1998.

   Surviving are daughters-in-law Madeleine Clore of Hazel Park, and Carolyn Clore of Durand; several grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and Great-great-grandchildren; sisters Marie Clark of Illinois, Luella Broka of Beaverton, Clara Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Norma Jean Lakso of Midland; and brothers James Broka of Coleman, and Lloyd Broka of Gladwin.

   She was predeceased by her husband; sons Richard Clore, William Clore and Donald Clore; three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial took place at McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 01-08/1936 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

CHARLES R. CLORE, SR (25 SEP 1924 - 13 NOV 1987)

 

Charles R. Clore Sr., 63,of 3845 Round Lake Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 13, in Terrell, Texas. Born in Gladwin, Sept. 25, 1924, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Clore retired from Dow Chemical Co. in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the 483 Military Police Escort Guard, was a life member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, a member of the Gladwin Loyal Order of Moose 287 and the Gladwin F.O.E. 3292. He was a former union steward for the United Steele-workers Local 12075, a former Justice of the Peace for Sherman Township and a past member of the Gladwin County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Clore and the former Mary Vaughan were married June 18, 1949, in Flint.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Charles, Calvin and Clifford of Gladwin; one daughter, Peggy Pribbernow of Terrell, Texas; 4 brothers, Bill, Jim, George and Lloyd of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Freda Hannah of Birch Run, Elsie Velez of East Detroit and Mildred Fox of Gladwin; 5 grand-daughters. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by the VFW Post. A memorial service was held Monday at 8 p.m. by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1987 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

CORRECTION

 

   In the obituary of Charles Clore Sr. last week, the name of a sister was unintentionally left out. The sister is Juanita Campbell of Gladwin. Also his son Clifford is from Alexandria, Ohio, and not Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

DONALD D. CLORE (21 JULY 1938 - 17 FEB 1998)

 

DONALD D. CLORE

 

Donald D. Clore, 59, of Durand, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998 at Memorial Healthcare Center in Owosso after a short illness. Born July 21, 1938 in Gladwin, he lived in Durand 29 years and previously lived in Gladwin. Donald married the former Carolyn Porter, July 5, 1969 in Midland. He was self employed as a finish carpenter.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Sara and husband Kenneth Cameron of Gladwin, Cindy Clore of Lupton, and Donna Clore of Durand; his parents, Jim and Alma Clore of

Gladwin; two brothers, Bill of Ferndale, and Richard of Beaverton; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Mathew Place officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-25/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

FLORENCE "MARLYNN" (FISER) CLORE (8 SEP 1940 - 28 MARCH 2004)

 

Florence ‘Marlynn’ Clore, Marylynn Clore, age 63, of Beaverton died March 28 at home. She was born Sept. 8, 1940 in Gladwin to Milton and Pearl (Clark) Fiser. She was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Gladwin County. On March 6, 1965 she was married to Richard Clore March 6, 1965 in Sanford. He died in 2001.

 

Surviving are her sister, Margaret Fries of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Geraldine Sheets, Betty Muma, and Arlene Corlew; and her brother, Milton Fiser, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial will take place at McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Officiant is Donald Keeley. In leiu of flowers send memorials to Pardee Cancer or Mid Michigan Hospice.

 

GERTRUDE "TRUDE" CLORE (8 MARCH 1934 - 27 FEB 1994)

 

Gertrude (Trude) Clore, 59, of 1746 Pratt Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 1994, in

the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center. Midland, after a long illness. She was bom in St. Lambrecht, Austria, March 8, 1934. She was a waitress at Richeys and Treasure Island in Saginaw and Gladwin Heights Golf Course in Gladwin. She was also a former member of the YMCA in Saginaw.

 

The former Gertrude Plank, she was married to Jerry Clore on Aug. 10, 1968, in Saginaw. Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Kevin of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark and Christopher of Bay City; one brother, Josef Plank of Austria; 3 sisters, Therasia Weilharter, Augustinia Preis and Roswetha Rabitsch, all of Austria; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters.

 

Rites will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. The Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area or the Pardee Foundation of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 3-2/1994 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

JERRY WESLEY CLORE (2 JAN 1937 - 5 APRIL 2006)

Jerry Wesley Clore, 69, of Gladwin, Michigan died April 5, 2006 at his home in Largo, Florida following a sudden illness. He was born in Flint on Jan. 2, 1937 to George and Edna Jane (Heckerthorne) Clore. He married his wife, Gertrude in Saginaw on Aug. 10, 1968; she died in 1994. He was an Inspector at General Motors - Saginaw Steering Gear, from which he retired in 1990. He also worked as a Pilot for Saginaw County Sheriff Department Aviation Division, and was Executive Board Member at Large, District Committee Man, and Shop Committee Man at UAW Local 699. He was a veteran and a member of Estey Moose Lodge #456 and Gladwin Eagles. He had lived in Gladwin County since 1986, having previously resided in Saginaw.

Surviving him are three sons, Kevin Wesley Clore of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark Steven (Kathleen) Clore of Springfield, Missouri, and Christopher Martin (Kim) Clore of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren; and special friend Gladys McKnight of Saginaw. He was predeceased by his wife; his sister, Dolores; and his parents. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with pastor Brad Withrow officiating. Burial will follow in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.

KATHY LYNN CLORE (13 NOV 1970 - 13 NOV 1970)

 

RITES HELD FOR INFANT DAUGHTER

 

   Kathy Lynn Clore, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clore, of Swartz Creek, died following birth Friday, Nov. 13, at McLaren General Hospital, Flint. Besides her parents, she is survived by three step-sisters; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Clore, of Midland and Marvin Porter, of Gladwin; and great grandmother, Mrs. Matilda Clore, of Gladwin. Rites were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry C. Hall officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-18/1970 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

LLOYD H. CLORE (26 JUNE 1919 - 5 MAY 1993)

 

Lloyd H. Clore, 73, of 636 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Wednesday, May 5, 1993, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw, after a long illness. He was born in Gladwin on June 26, 1919, and had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Clore was a self-employed bricklayer and had owned and operated the White Star Bar for 14 years. He was a member of the Gladwin FOE 3292 and the Gladwin County Armerican Legion 171. He had served in the Navy during World War II.

   Mr. Clore and the former Bernice Snider were married Feb. 27, 1993, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Peter of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Michael of Battle Creek; 3 daughters, Mrs. Duke (Nancy) Masse of Hessel, Carol Clore of Dearborn and Rosann Sedlarick of Albion; 3 step-sons, Jake Snider of Clio, Sp. 6 Carl Snider of South Carolina and James Snider of Clare; 4 step-daughters, Janice Gillis of Huntsville, Ala., Arlene Castleman of Clio, Donna Dennis of Gladwin and Barbara Dennis of Rhodes; 2 brothers, James and George of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Freda Hannah of Birch Run, Elsie Velez of Detroit, Mildred Fox and Juanita Campbell of Gladwin; 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Floyd (Bill) and Charles Clore.

   Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. An Eagles Memorial Service was held Friday at 7 p.m. and the American Legion 171 held graveside rites. Gladwin County Record dated 05-12/1993 Column - 4 Page - 2

OTHENAL "JIM" CLORE (29 OCT 1911 - 27 JUN 1998)

Othenal (Jim) Clore, 86, of Gladwin, died Saturday, June 27, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a short illness. Born Oct. 29, 1911 in Paulding County, Payne, Ohio, he lived most of his life in Gladwin County. Othenal married the former Alma Broka, Feb. 8, 1937 in Angola, Ind. He was self-employed as a carpenter and also co-owned and operated the White Star Bar in Gladwin from 1946 to 1962.

   Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Richard and wife Marlynn of Beaverton, and William and wife Madeline of Hazel Park; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Clore of Durand; three sisters, Elsie Velez of East Detroit, Freda Hannah of Birch Run, and Juanita Campbell of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald, Feb. 17 of this year; four brothers, Floyd (Bill), George, Lloyd, and Charles; and two sisters, Mildred Fox and Clara Clore.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Association. Gladwin County Record dated 07-01/1998 Column - 6 Page - 2

RICHARD J. CLORE (17 OCT 1940 - 19 APRIL 2001)

Richard J. Clore, 60, of Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, April 19, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin. He was born Oct. 17, 1940 in Gladwin and was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Richard married Marlynn Fiser, March 6, 1965 in Sanford.

Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Alma Clore of Gladwin; one brother, William of Hazel Park; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Clore of Durand; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Clore, June 27, 1998; and one brother, Donald, Feb. 17, 1998.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.

JAMES S. CONDON (1854 - 1921)

LOUISA (BEACH) CONDON (1861 - 1906)

RANEY F. CRANDALL (23 FEB 1954 - 30 SEP 2000)

Raney F. Crandall, 46, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000. Born Feb. 23, 1954 in Romulus, he was the son of Lawrence and Frances Maynard Crandall. Raney married Cathy Underwood, Jan. 8, 1983 in Monroe.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Lawrence Crandall, at home; four daughters, Elaine Crandall of Wyandotte, Juanita Crandall of Midland, and Loretta and Lisa Crandall, both at home; his mother, Frances Crandall of Flat Rock; and one sister, Myrtle Jones of Flat Rock. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emery; and one sister, Jane Milton.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Lambert officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday).

ADA MAE (PETERS) CRIPPS (28 FEB 1884 - 29 SEP 1916)

Cripps---Mrs. Harvey Cripps died at her home at Hockaday, Sept. 29. She was born in Saginaw county Feb. 28, 1884 and was aged 32 years, 7 months and 1 day. She came to Gladwin in her childhood, and was married to Harvey Cripps Dec. 20, 1906. Five children were born to them.

She was a patient sufferer for seven months and passed away leaning on the strong arm that never fails. She was brought from Saginaw July 1 to the home of his parents, where she was well cared for during the last few weeks of her illness.

She is survived by her husband, five children, her parents, seven brothers, four sisters and a host of relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Free Methodist church at Hockaday, conducted by Rev. Hygema. Interment in McClure cemetery.

I know not what the future hath of marvel or surprise. Assured alone that life and death His mercy underlies.

And so beside the silent sea I wait the muffled oar, No harm from Him can come to me on ocean or on shore. Gladwin County Record dated 10-5/1916 Column – 5 Page – 5.

ADELIA C. (SOLDAN) CRIPPS (19 AUG 1899 - 21 OCT 1994)

ADELIA S. CRIPPS

Adelia C. Cripps, 95 , of 4313 N. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 21, 1994 at Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin after a sudden illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1899 in Pigeon and was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. The former Adelia Soldan married Fern Cripps March 22, 1919 in Flint. He preceded her in death in December 1986.

She is survived by 3 sons Ronald and wife Caroline, Victor and wife Loretta and Dewey and wife Doris, all of Gladwin; one daughter, Joyce  and husband Lyle Wray of Clio; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Adams in 1987 and a son, Lyle Max Cripps in 1921.

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 10-26/1994 Column – 1 Page – 6.

EMMA P. (YOUNG) CRIPPS (10 MAY 1882 - 30 AUG 1968)

SERVICES HELD FOR EMMA CRIPPS

   Mrs. Emma P. Cripps, 86, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Wilson, in the Wooden Shoe Village. Born in Saginaw on May 10, 1882, she came to the Wooden Shoe in 1959, from Flint. Prior to moving to Flint in 1940, Mrs. Cripps had lived in the Hockaday area. The former Mrs. Emma (Young) DeShone, she was married to Harvey Cripps, Sr., on Dec. 5, 1917, in Saginaw. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1961.

   Surviving are one son, Leo DeShone of Saginaw; five daughters, Mrs. Wilson of the Wooden Shoe, Mrs. Cora Dunning and Mrs. Nora Justin, of Saginaw, Mrs. Laura Justin of Flint and Mrs. Ethel Naugle of Midland; 21 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Miner Funeral Home. The Rev. Mrs. Helena Richmond officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-04/1968 Column - 3 Page - 1

FERN R. CRIPPS (25 JUNE 1898 - 8 DEC 1986)

Fern R. Cripps, 88, of 4313 N. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Dec. 8, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Butman Township June 25, 1898, he spent his lifetime here. Mr. Cripps farmed and was a member of the Hockaday Free Methodist Church and was a director of the Federal Land Bank. He was the Butman Township Supervisor from 1948 to 1953. Mr. Cripps was a Gladwin County Commissioner from 1953 to 1966 and also served as chairman of the board.

   He and the former Adelia Soldan were married March 22, 1919, in Flint. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Ronald, Victor and Dewey of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Joyce) Wray of Clio and Mrs. Jerry (Marceil) Adams of Higgins Lake; one sister, Mrs. Rose Ockerman of Allegan; 17 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A son, Lyle, preceded him in death as an infant.

   Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Helena Egts will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-10/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

GEORGE EDGAR CRIPPS (6 APRIL 1887 - 26 FEB 1963)

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR GEO. CRIPPS

George Edgar Cripps, 75, died Tuesday at the Day Nursing Home after an illness of three years. A retired farmer, he was bonr in Sanilac County on April 6, 1887, and came to Gladwin County as a small child with his parents. He was married to Rebecca Soldan in Hockaday in 1913 and she preceded him in death in 1943. On July 25, 1950, he was married to the former Elsie Arnott in West Branch.

Surviving him are his wife, Elsie; a son, Leo, of Gladwin; a daughter, Mrs. Luella (Roy) Fischer, of Prudenville; a step-son, Etrill Diller, of California; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two children, Leroy G. and Leona Cripps, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Miner Chapel. The Rev. Alva Calkins will officiate and burial is in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-27/1963 Column - 3 Page - 1.

HARVEY NORMAN CRIPPS, SR (5 SEP 1883 - 31 AUG 1961)

RITES HELD FOR HARVEY CRIPPS, SR

   Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Miner Chapel for Harvey N. Cripps, 77, of Wooden Shoe Village, who died Thursday following a short illness. The Rev. Henry C. Schmidt and the Rev. Alva L. Calkins officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery. A retired Hay Township farmer, he was born on Sept. 5, 1883, in Sanilac County with his parents as a child. He was employed at a lumber yard in Flint for serveral years and was a member of the Hockaday Free Methodist Church. He was married to the former Emma Young on December 5, 1917, in Saginaw.

   Survivors, besides his widow, include one son, Harvey Jr., of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Cora Dunning and Mrs. Nora Justin, of Saginaw, Mrs. Ethel Naugle of Midland, Mrs Laura Justin of Flint and Mrs. Mona Gean Wilson of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Ockerman and Mrs. Lavina Ockerman, of Gladwin; five brothers, George, William, Archie and Fern, of Gladwin, and Herbert of Flint; 19 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. A daughter, one sister and one brother preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 09-06/1961 Column - 4 Page - 1

Additonal notes: Harvey was 22 and Ada was 21 when married by Pastor Clough of the Methodist Church in Gladwin. Wesley Peters and Leatica Hetherington were witnesses. Harvey was a Millhand.

LEROY G. CRIPPS (21 MAY 1916 - 26 JUNE 1936)

LEROY CRIPPS DIES ON WAY TO HOSPITAL

   Rev. George Segtnan conducted services at the Free Methodist church at Hockaday Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Leroy Cripps. Burial was at McClure cemetery. He died Friday, June 26, in an ambulance while on his way to Mercy hospital, Bay City. He was born  May 24, 1916, at Hockaday. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cripps, two brothers and one sister. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hutson and family of Swartz Creek, Mrs. and Mrs. William Soldan, Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Soldan and family, all of Pigeon, Mr. and Mrs. Forentine Soldan of Elkton, Mrs. Ezra Soldan and Alonzo Soldan and Mr. and Mrs. Amandas Soldan and family all of Flint, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cripps and family of Saginaw, Rev. L. V. Soldan and daughte Lillian of Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Soldan of Pontiac were all here to attend the funeral. Leroy Cripps. Gladwin County Record dated 07-01/1936 Column - 3 Page - 1

LYLE MAX CRIPPS (9 SEP 1923 - 23 SEP 1923)

The body of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fern Cripps of Flint arrived here for funeral and burial last Tuesday. The parents accompanied the body. They have our sympathy. Gladwin County Record dated 9-27/1923 Column – 5 Page – 3.

REBECCA (SOLDAN) CRIPPS (24 NOV 1886 - 20 JAN 1944)

MRS. GEORGE CRIPPS DIES THURSDAY

Rebecca Cripps, wife of George Cripps of Hockaday, passed away Thursday morning, January 20, 1944 at 9 a.m. She was born in Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan, November 24, 1886, and at the time of death was 57 years, 1 month and 27 days. She was married to George Cripps on December 20, 1911. Mrs. Cripps was the mother of five children, two of whom have preceded her in death. One daughter died in infancy, and one son, Leroy, passed away June 24, 1936.

Mrs. Cripps was a member of the Hockaday Free Methodist Church and lived a devoted Christian Life. She was a teacher of the Primary class in the Sunday School, president of the W.M.S. and a worker in all the activities of the Church. She was a faithful wife and a true mother, and the community will miss one who has been a help to all those with whom she came in contact.

Besides her husband, George Cripps, she leaves to mourn, two sons, Pfc Etril Diller, of Camp Forest, Tullahoma, Tennessee; Cpl Leo Cripps of Camp Gordon, Georgia; and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Fisher, of Hockaday; four grandchildren; five brothers, Florentine Soldan of Harbor Beach; William Soldan and Tillman Soldan of Pigeon; Amandus and Alonzo Soldan of Flint; and two sisters, Mrs. Andy Hutson, of Swartz Creek, and Mrs. Fern Cripps of Hockaday.

Funeral services were held at the Hockaday Free Methodist Church Sunday at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. L. E. Richmond. Interment was in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-26/1944 Column – 6 Page – 1.

RUSSELL E. CRIPPS (8 APRIL 1941 - 18 NOV 2000)

Russell E. Cripps, 59, of Harrison, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit after a long illness. Born April 8, 1941 in Gladwin, he was the son of Harvey Jr. and Lucille Cripps. He lived in Clare County 26 years and previously lived in Gladwin. Russell married Mary Hayes, Oct. 2, 1973 in Clintwood, Va. He was a special officer in law enforcement in Saginaw, Gladwin, and Clare counties.

He was a hunting guide for Bears & Coons and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gladwin. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Monica and husband James Currnut of St. Charles; one son, Harvey III of Midland; two stepchildren, Kathy of Gladwin and Dan of Harrison; four sisters, Alice Utley of Mt. Pleasant, Patricia and husband George Nettleton of Gladwin, Norma and husband Jerry Winning of Greenwood, Ind., and Gloria and husband Joseph Tallieu of Coleman; one brother, Harold and wife Janet of Port Charlotte, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two nieces, Marlene Hoad and Deborah Hanover.

Services were held at 10 a.m. last Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Pastor Paul Schoun officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.

WINAVAR CRIPPS (30 JAN 1920 - 3 MARCH 1921)

ANNA MARIE (CLIFTON) CRONK (18 JULY 1879 - 12 SEP 1948)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. CRONK

 

   Mrs Anna Marie Cronk, 69, died at her home in Gladwin township on Sunday, September 12. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the McClure Methodist church at 3 o'clock. The Rev. John Miller and Elder Doty will officiate and burial will be in the McClure cemetery. A prayer service will be held at the Reigle Funeral Home at 2 o'clock.

   Anna Marie Clifton was born on July 18, 1879, in Kimbolton Herts, England, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Clifton. She came to Gladwin county from England about 60 years ago. On March 22, 1899, she was married to Marshall Cronk in Gladwin. Mrs. Cronk was a member of the Reorganized church of Latter Day Saints, of Section Eight.

   Surviving are her husband, Marshall; two sons, Ernest and Wayne, both of Gladwin; three daughters, Mrs. Altha Kline, of Gladwin, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyhan and Mrs. Belvia Riemenschneider, both of Pontiac; one sister, Mrs Emma Hook, of London, England; and 13 grandchildren. One daughter, Edna, and an infant son preceded their mother in death. Gladwin County Record dated 09-15/1948 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

EDNA MARIE CRONK (7 NOV 1908 - 13 JULY 1941)

 

EDNA CRONK DIES IN PONTIAC SUNDAY

 

   Miss Edna M. Cronk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marchall Cronk, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyham in Pontiac Sunday, July 13, when she was oversome by gas while working in the kitchen. Edna Cronk was born in Gladwin township, November 7, 1908. She moved to Pontiac in November 1925 where she has since resided.

   Surviving Miss Cronk are her mother and father, three sisters, Mrs. Altha Kline of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyham of Pontiac and Mrs. Belvia Riemenschneider of Pontiac and two brothers, Ernest and Wayne of Gladwin.

   Services were held at the Voorhees Funeral Home in Pontiac, Monday evening, after which the body was brought to the Rogers Funeral Home in Gladwin. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the McClure Church with Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiating. Interment was in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-16/1941 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

ERNEST MARSHALL CRONK ( 18 NOV 1904 - 19 FEB 1987)

 

Ernest M. Cronk, 82, of 420 W. Ridge Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Gladwin Township Nov. 18, 1904 he had spent most of his life here and farmed. Mr. Cronk and the former Viola Merkle were married March 9, 1929, in Pontiac.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Robert and James of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Sischo and Mrs. Franklin (Ruth) Foutch of Gladwin; one brother, Wayne; 2 sisters, Eleanor Geroux and Belva DeGroy of Pontiac; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. Two sisters, Altha Klein and Edna Deevey, preceded him in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-25/1987 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MARY POLLY (VANNEST) CRONK (17 AUG 1832 - 18 MARCH 1928)

 

MRS. MARY CRONK

 

   Mrs. Mary Cronk died March 18, 1928, at the home of her son, Marshall Cronk, in Gladwin township, having been in feeble health several years. Mrs. Cronk was born at Cascada, N.Y., and was 95 years, 7 months and 1 day. The Cronks have been residents of Gladwin county about 48 years. Her husband, William Cronk died several years ago. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at McClure Wednesday afternoon, March 21, conducted by Rev. Marcius Tabor. Burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-22/1928 Column - 5 Page - 4

 

MARY VANEST CRONK

 

   Mary Vanest Cronk passed away March 18, 1928, at the home of her son, Marshall, with whom she has been residing for the past 28 years, being 94 years and 7 months old. She was born in Moscow, Canada, in 1833, and was the daughter of William and Bessie Vanest. In 1852 she married William Cronk.

   Surviving her are four daughters and four sons: Mrs. Delilah Smith of Saginaw, Mrs. Alma Russell of Saginaw, Mrs. John Hatch of Clement, Mrs. Robert Brooks of Butman, Freeborn Cronk of Mountain Grove, Canada, Walter Cronk of Oak Point, Washington, James Cronk of Bay City, and Marshall Cronk of Gladwin. In addition there are 62 living grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren, a total of 110 living descendants.

   During the years that she has been an invalid and deprived of her sight, she bore patiently the suffering which was her lot, looking forward expectly to the hour when the Lord would call her from this life, to the life which is above. We are confident she is now absent from the body, but present with the Lord. Gladwin County Record dated 04-12/1928 Column - 5 Page - 4

 

RAY ALBERT CRONK (16 JULY 1947 - 7 JAN 1985)

 

Ray A. Cronk, 37, of 2374 N. M-30, Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 7, at his home. Born in Gladwin July 16, 1947, he had spent his lifetime here. He was an operator in the Co-Polymer Department at Dow Chemical Co. A 1966 graduate of Gladwin High School, he served in the Army in Vietnam. Mr. Cronk and the former Janet Loar were married June 5, 1971, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Christine at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cronk of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joyce Thurlow of Gladwin and Mrs Janet Kremsrieter of Mt. Pleasant; and 3 step-children, Grace Warner of Farwell and Teresa and Gregory Warner, at home.

   Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Don Siewert will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-09/1985 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ROBERT DWAYNE CRONK (5 AUG 1929 - 5 JULY 1990)

 

Robert D. Cronk, 60, of Parker Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, July 5, 1990, at his home after a long illness. Born in Bay City, Aug. 5, 1929, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Cronk was employed at Robinson Industries for 29 years. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Cronk and the former Rosa Anna Fetterolf were married, Feb. 20, 1954, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Cheryl) McCulloch and Mrs. Terry (Violet) Gilbert of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Viola Cronk of Gladwin; one brother, James of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Sischo and Mrs. Ruth Foutch of Gladwin; and 3 granddaughters. His father, Ernest, preceded him in death in 1987.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Jensen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-11/1990 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

VIOLA F. (MERKLE) CRONK (9 AUG 1909 – STILL LIVING)

 

WILLARD MARSHALL CRONK (28 FEB 1876 - 1 FEB 1956)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MARSHALL CRONK

 

   Willard Marshall Cronk, 79, well known Gladwin township farmer, passed away today at the Farwell Rest Home after several weeks illness. Mr. Cronk was born Feb. 28, 1876 in Mountain Grove, Ontario and came here from Saginaw at the age of seven. He married Anna Marie Clifton, March 22, 1899, who preceded him in death Sept. 12, 1948.

   Surviving are two sons, Wayne and Ernest of Gladwin; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Monneyham and Mrs. Belva Riemenschneider of Pontiac; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Altha Klein and Mrs. Edna Deevey, preceded him in death. Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. T. S. Lowell officiating. Pallbearers will be Melvin Foor, Harvey Klein, Roy Foor, Walter Nickless, Harl Stauffer and Charles Babcock. Burial will be in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-01/1956 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

OPHRAS WILTON CROUCH (20 FEB 1923 - 28 MARCH 2003)

Ophas Wilton Crouch , 80, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at Gladwin Living Centre following a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Lynn Grove, Kentucky, to the late Will and Donie (Rogers) Crouch. He married the former Dorethy Bacon; she survives him. Ophas grew up in Kentucky. He then moved to Ferndale where he worked at Smith Morris Corporation and retired after 35 years of service and moved to Gladwin in 1985. He was a Veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion #171 and the UAW. He attended Hockaday Community Church.

Surviving besides his wife Dorethy are his children - one son, Thomas Holiday of Gladwin; two daughters, Patricia (Conrad) Newport of Warren and Teresa (Peter) Hnatiuk of Royal Oak; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Wilda Crouch of Kentucky. He was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor James Lowman officiated with burial in McClure Cemetery. Graveside services were under the auspices of American Legion Post 171, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the Pardee Cancer Center, Midland.

 

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ANN (SCHULER) DAVID (8 JUNE 1917 - 18 OCT 2001)

Ann David, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born June 8, 1917 in Gladwin County to the late David and Alice (Marquart) Schuler. She married Cecil David Jan. 22, 1940 in Hockaday. He preceded her in death in December of 1974. She loved her garden and crocheting.

She is survived by her children: Raymond and wife, Marilynn of Gladwin, Sharon Fitzpatrick of Gladwin, Barbara Breault of Pontiac and Vernon and wife Leona David of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delmer Schuler of White Lake and Ray and wife Ruth Schuler of Grant; and one sister-in-law, Ila (Richard) Greenup of Muskegon. She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Hortop presiding with burial in McClure Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DR. DONALD J. DAVID, DVM (13 APRIL 1922 - 28 FEB 2001)

 

   Dr. Donald J. "Doc" David, DVM, 78, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Saginaw, following a brief illness. His loving close friends surrounded Dr. Don at the time of his death. Born April 13, 1922 in Clare, he was the third son of the late David and Edith (McPhall). He graduated from Clare High School in 1940. He was then drafted into the Army during World War II, serving in Europe where he was a medical x-ray technician. After the war, Dr. Don went to Michigan State University, where he obtained a degree in veterinary medicine in June 1953. He then practiced veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri for 11 years. In 1972 he met and married Rena Schultz and together they managed a successful veterinary practice for 20 years. They retired together in 1991. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin.

   Surviving are four children, Mona Clark of Midland, Steven David and Moreen David, both of Saginaw, and Dean David of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Minnie Rodman of Gladwin; several nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by is wife, Rena, in 1997; his parents, Charles and Edith; and two brothers, Alton and George.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church. Sisson Funeral home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 03-07/2001 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

CLINTON E. DAVIS (9 FEB 1915 – 15 DEC 1997)

 

CLINTON DAVIS

 

Clinton Davis, 82, of Gladwin, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 in Birmingham, Ala. Born Feb. 9, 1915 in Ogemaw County, he was the son of Ransom and Bertha Ingham Davis. Clinton married the former Margaret Steadham, June 25, 1936 in Alabama. She preceded him in death in February 1992. They moved to Michigan in 1948 and to Gladwin in 1952.

 

Surviving are five daughters,  Bertha and husband Stephen Auer and Jeanette and husband Calvin Kern, all of Gladwin, Enda and husband Jeffrey Felmlee of Williamston, Martha and

husband Richard Ince of Birmingham, Ala., and Donna and husband Paul Moore of Lansing; one brother, Milton Davis of Ripton, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Max Rauschenberger officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) 4 to 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 12-17/1997 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

MARGARET E. (STEADMAN) DAVIS (14 FEB 1921 – 26 FEB 1992)

 

MARGARET DAVIS

 

Margaret E. Davis. 71, of Gladwin, died Wednesday. Feb. 26, 1992, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Atmore, Ala., and came to Gladwin County in 1948 from Saginaw. The former Margaret Steadman, she was married to Clinton Davis on June 25, 1936. in Alabama. Besides her husband, she is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Bertha) Auer and Mrs. Calvin (Jeannette) Kern of Gladwin, Mrs. Jeffery (Edna) Felmlee of Williamston, Mrs. Richard (Martha) Inee of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Paul (Donna) Moore of Lansing; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Max Rauschenberger officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Activity Fund at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Gladwin County Record dated 3-4/1992 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

JACOB DAWN (? - 1906)

 

DOROTHY (LEVASSEUR) DAY (27 JULY 1919 - 23 MARCH 1984)

 

Dorothy M. Day (Midland Daily News, Mar. 23, 1984)

 

Dorothy M. Day, 64, of Gladwin, died Friday, March 23, 1984, at Midland Hospital Center.

 

She was born July 27, 1919 in Sandwich, Ontario.  She leaves her husband, James; three sons, Frank Day of Canton, Dennis Day of Midland, and Norm Day of Gladwin; two daughters,  Mrs. Nora Tucker of Gladwin and Linda Day of Standish; 17 grandchi1dren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Arthur Le Vasseur of Maybeee; and two sisters, Bertha LaFave of Goodles and Doris Risch of Garden City.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1977.  Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday

at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin.  Visiting hours begin after 4 p.m. today at the Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin.

 

A Rosary will be conducted 7 pm, Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

 

GLENN RAYMOND DAY (23 SEP 1929 - 6 FEB 2004)

 

Glenn R. Day, Glenn R. Day, age 74, passed away suddenly Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at Mid-MIchigan Medical Center.He was born in Gladwin on Sept. 23, 1929 to the late Robert and Nora (Bowling) Day. He married the former Frances Bruner on May 31,1952;  she survives him. He retired after 27 years of service from Fuelgas of Gladwin. Glenn was a Charter member of the Eagles #3292 and a member of the Hockaday Community Church.

 

Surviving besides his wife Frances are his two sons: Darrell (Deanna) Day of Gladwin and Gary (Trudy) Day of Petosky; one daughter, Glenda (Arley) Shell of Gladwin; Four grandchildren and three Great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Betty) Day of Tawas.  He was predeceased by a grandson, Steven Shell, three sisters and five brothers.

 

Funeral services were held at 12 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Smith presiding, with burial in McClure Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Hockaday Community Church.  Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES ELDON DAY (18 MARCH 1922 - 23 AUG 2002)

James E. Day, age 80, of Gladwin passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born in Gladwin County on March 18, 1922 to Robert and Nora (Bowling) Day. James served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then was a sheet metal worker in Detroit before returning to Gladwin in 1961. He married Dorothy LeVasseur on Aug. 22, 1941 in Gladwin. Together they operated Day’s Nursing Home for seven years until his retirement. Dorothy passed away on March 23, 1984. James was a charter member of the Gladwin Eagles F.O.E. #3292 and served as president twice.

Surviving are three sons, Frank (Theresa) Day of Canton, Dennis (Audrey) Day of Breckenridge, and Norman (Janice) Day of Gladwin; two daughters, Nora Tucker of London, Ontario and Linda Day of Standish; 36 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; special companion, Elouise Nettleton; guardian angel, Dawn Tucker; and two brothers, Glenn (Fran) Day of Gladwin and Robert (Betty) Day of Tawas. One son, James, in 1977 and three sisters and four brothers predeceased him.

Services were held Monday at Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor James Lowman officiated, and burial was in McClure Cemetery. An Eagles memorial was held Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Eagles.

JAMES RAYMOND DAY, JR (2 APRIL 1942 - 31 JAN 1977)

 

U.S Army Captain James Raymond Day Jr., 34, of Fountain, Colo. and formerly of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 31, after being struck by a truck in Castle Rock, Colo. Born in Detroit on April 2, 1942, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army in June 1964 following his graduation from Michigan State University. Capt. Day was in the service for 10 years and had spent two tours in Vietnam. He was stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo., now. Capt. Day and the former Edith Barath were married on September 8, 1962, in Wayne.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 7 children, Christopher, Susand, Jimmy, David, Colleen, Michael and Steven, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Day Sr. of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Frank of Wayne County, Dennis of Fenton and Norman of Farwell; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nora Tucker of Midland and Linda Day of Standish.

   Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/1977 Column - 4 Page - 3

 

NORA (BOWLING) DAY (27 MARCH 1885 - 11 FEB 1951)

 

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. R. C. DAY

 

   Funeral services for Mrs. Robert C. Day 65, were held this afternoon from the Hockaday Free Methodist church, with a short prayer service at the Hall Funeral Home preceding the church service. The Rev. E. Fogelsonger, of Flint, former pastor at Hockaday, officiated. Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

   Mrs. Day was born on March 27, 1885, in Carter County, Kentucy. She married Mr. Day on March 27, 1901, in Laurence, Kentucky. They moved to Gladwin from Ohio in 1920 and have operated a store in Hockaday since 1921. Mrs. Day passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Doser, on Sunday afternoon, following a long illness.

   Survivors are her husband, Robert C.; six sons, Norman, of Warren, Edward, of Flint, Frank, of Detroit, James and Glenn, of Wayne and Robert Jr., of Tawas City; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Doser, Mrs. Mary Brill, and Mrs. Eleanor Young, all of Gladwin; two brothers, Elmer Bowling, of Wyoming, West Virginia, and Com Bowling, of Jeriel, Kentucky; one sister, Mrs. Lona Artis, of Willard, Kentucky; also 14 grandchildren.

   One son, Vergil, preceded his mother in death. Gladwin County Record dated 02-14/1951 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

ROBERT C. DAY (25 MARCH 1877 - 23 NOV 1958)

 

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT DAY

 

   Robert C. Day, of Gladwin, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Doser, following a short illness. He was born March 25, 1877, in Greenup, Kentucky, and was married to Miss Nora Bowling in Morgan County, Kentucky, on March 27, 1901. He worked in lumber camps in Northern Michigan and in the mines in Nelsonville, Ohio. In 1921 he came to Hockaday where he operated a retail grocery store for 30 years, until he retired and moved to Gladwin in 1952. Mrs. Day preceded him in death on February 11, 1951.

   Survivors included six sons, Norman of Utica, Edward of Flint, Frank of Detroit, James of Wayne, Robert Jr. of Tawas City, and Glen of Gladwin; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Doser of Gladwin, Mrs. Mary Brill of Gladwin, and Mrs. Eleanor Young of Clare; two sisters, Mrs. Lina Adams of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Mrs. Nan Jasper of Canton, Ohio; three brothers, Edward of Silverlake, Kansas, Arthur of Buchtel, Ohio, and Thomas of Maysville, Kentucky; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One son Virgil alson preceded him in death.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl Fogelsonger will officiate and burial will be in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1958 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

THOMAS FRANK DAY (3 FEB 1935 - 5 MARCH 2006)

 

Thomas F. Day, Thomas F. Day, 71, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on Feb. 3, 1935 in Saginaw to the late Frank and Harriette (Thomas) Day. He was a retired licensed installer from a heating/cooling business, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a life time member of the DAV and the VFW Post #11256.

 

He is survived by three sons, James, Gregory (Rebecca) and Matthew Day, all of Lake Odessa; three grandchildren; his companion and caregiver, Judith Cogley of Beaverton; and one sister, Patricia Bruner of Mason.

 

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 8 at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin, with pastor Don Smith presiding. Burial will take place in McClure Cemetery. There was a VFW #11256 service held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Sisson Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.

 

VIRGIL DAY (30 MARCH 1913 - 1 NOV 1930)

 

VIRGIL DAY DIES

 

AT HOSPITAL OF INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN HE ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE FENCE

 

   Virgil Day was fatally injured Friday afternoon whe he attempted to jump over a fence on his father's farm at Hockaday. The fence post broke, letting him fall.  He was taken to Mercy hospital, Bay City, for medical care, where he died Saturday at 6 a.m.

   He had been working in the field nearby and had come to the house. The horses began to make trouble in his absence, and he attempted to hurry to them. In falling he injured a kidney, but did not realize the extent of his injuries. He died under ether, while the injured member was being removed.

   Virgil Day, son of Robert and Nora Day, was born at Kalkaska, Mich., March 30, 1913, and died Nov. 1, 1930, at the age of 17 years and 7 months. He leaves to mourn their loss his bereaved father and mother, six brothers, Norman of Flint, Edward, Frank, James, Robert and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Raymond at home and three sisters, Clara and Eleanore at home and Mrs. Mary Brill of Flint, and many relatives and friends.

   Virgil had a sunny disposition and was a general favorite among the older as well as the younger people of the community. He was a faithful worker, a loving obedient son and brother and will be greatly missed by all.

   The funeral services were held in the Free Methodist church at Hockaday by Rev. G. W. Mustard of Gladwin, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Adin A. Davis. Interment in the McClure cemetery. Text: John 3-16. There was a large attendance and a long procession of vehicles followed his remains to the grave.

   We shall meet, but we shall miss him, There will be one vacant chair, We shall linger to caress him, While we breath our evening prayer. Gladwin County Record dated 11-06/1930 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

BOYD W. DECKER (9 OCT 1992 - 9 OCT 1992)

 

BOYD DECKER

 

Boyd W, Decker, infant son of Larry and Debra Decker of Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 9, 1992, at

birth in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. Besides his parents, he is survived

by 2 brothers, Bradley and Brent, at home; his grandparents, the Rev. Win and Harriett

Decker of Bridgman and Richard and Larraine Enos of Cass City; his great grandparents, Mrs. Elsie Lathrop of Gladwin and Mabel and Louie Severance of Akron.

 

Private services were held and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to

the donor's choice. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson Funeral home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-14/1992 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

EDNA MARIE (CRONK) DEEVEY (7 NOV 1908 - 13 JULY 1941)

 

EDNA CRONK DIES IN PONTIAC SUNDAY

 

   Miss Edna M. Cronk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marchall Cronk, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyham in Pontiac Sunday, July 13, when she was oversome by gas while working in the kitchen. Edna Cronk was born in Gladwin township, November 7, 1908. She moved to Pontiac in November 1925 where she has since resided.

   Surviving Miss Cronk are her mother and father, three sisters, Mrs. Altha Kline of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyham of Pontiac and Mrs. Belvia Riemenschneider of Pontiac and two brothers, Ernest and Wayne of Gladwin.

   Services were held at the Voorhees Funeral Home in Pontiac, Monday evening, after which the body was brought to the Rogers Funeral Home in Gladwin. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the McClure Church with Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiating. Interment was in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-16/1941 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

SEARAPHANE E. DETZLER (? - ?)

 

GENIE JOSIAH DOANE (9 JULY 1881 - 29 AUG 1956)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR G. J. DOANE

 

   Funeral services for Genie J. Doane, 75, of Gladwin township, were held Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2 o'clock at the Miner Funeral Home. Officiating clergymen were Milne Witbeck and Joseph Burridge. Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

   Mr. Doane, a Gladwin county farmer for 48 years, died Wednesday at the Midland Hospital following a two year illness. He was born in Berrien county, July 9, 1881 and was married to the former Ula Allen March 4, 1908 in Breckenridge.

   Surviving are his wife, Ula, a daughter, Mrs. Della Mackridge of Saginaw, two granddaughters and a brother, Virgil of Winegars. One son and one sister preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 09-05/1956 Column -3 Page - 1

 

ULA IRENE DOANE (13 MARCH 1884 - 27 NOV 1978)

 

Mrs. Ula Irene Doane, 94, of Saginaw and formerly of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 27, at the Maccabee Gardens Nursing Home in Saginaw. Born in Breckenridge on March 13, 1884; she came to Gladwin County in 1908 and farmed on Hockaday Rd. with her husband. Mrs. Doane moved to Saginaw in 1958. The former Ula Allen, she was married to Genie Josiah Doane on March 4, 1908, in Breckenridge. He preceded her in death on August 29, 1956.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Della) Mockridge of Saginaw; 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence McKellar of Breckenridge and Mrs. Matie Tryon of Wheeler; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. Ray Hauenstine and Earle Newmiller officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1978 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

RONALD ARTHUR DUBEY (4 SEP 1926 - 14 DEC 1963)

 

RITES THURSDAY FOR RONALD DUBEY

 

   Funeral services for Ronald A. Dubey, 37, who died at Grosse Pointe Hospital Saturday, will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. George Artman will officiate and burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Born on Sept. 4, 1926, at Grosse Pointe Park, he was married to the former Betty Jungman in 1948 in Gladwin. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by Chrysler Corporation, and was a member of St. John's Berehmans Church in Detroit.

   Surviving are his wife, Betty; a son, James, three daughters; Annette, Mary and Susan, all at home in Detroit; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dubey, of Gladwin; and a brother, Donald, of Winter Park, Florida. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-18/1963 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

LLOYD P. DUNN (28 JULY 1928 - 4 APRIL 2005)

 

Lloyd P. Dunn, Lloyd P. Dunn, 76, of Gladwin, died April 4, 2005, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. He was born July 28, 1928 to James and Mildren (Peters) Dunn in Gladwin. He married Lila Wheeler on Oct. 9, 1952, in Gladwin. He worked as a truck driver for Central Transport in Midland, retiring after 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a lifelong resident of Gladwin County.

 

He is survived by his wife, Lila Dunn of Gladwin; a daughter, Patti (Brett) Priemer of Gladwin; a granddaughter, Angela (Daniel) Storms of Gladwin; and Great grandchildren, Luc, Aly, Lane, Lindsey, and Zoe. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Hazel Atkinson and Rena Siebert; and two brothers, Walter and Mitchel Dunn. Burial will be at McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

CLARENCE S. DUNNING (21 MAY 1893 - 21 APRIL 1919)

 

PASSES AWAY AT CAMP MILES OF PNEUMONIA, AGE 26

 

RETURNED FROM OVERSEAS, APRIL 2, HAVING SERVED IN FIELD ARTILLERY WENT FROM BUTMAN TOWNSHIP

 

   Mr. and Mrs. James Dunning of Sugar Rapids received a telegram April 22 announcing the sad news of the death of their son, Clarence Dunning, of pneumonia, at the base hospital at Camp Miles. Private Dunning was a member of Battery D. No. 329 Field Artillery and arrived in New York April 2 on the Leviathan from overseas. He was suffering from a cold or slight attack of influenza and was helped to camp by his comrades where the doctor said his case was too complicated and sent him to the base hospital for treatment where he died April 21.

   He made application for enlistment in April, 1917, but owing to physical requirements was examined three times before he was accepted in April, 1918. He left for camp April 22, 1918, and sailed for France June 7, 1918. He was born in Beaverton May 21, 1893, and lacked one month of being 26 years old.  The body will be sent home burial.

   This is the first blue star in the Hockaday Sugar Rapids service falg to turn to gold. Clarence was held in high esteem, and will be greatly missed. The parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Gladwin County Record dated 04-24/1919 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

CORA I. (CRIPPS) DUNNING (10 SEP 1906 - 20 DEC 1972)

 

Cora I. Dunning, 66, of Midland, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, in the Midland Hospital after a long illness. Born in Roscommon on Sept. 10, 1906, she came to Gladwin County as a child. She moved from Gladwin to Saginaw in 1951 and for the past year she had made her home with a daughter in Midland. The former Cora Cripps, she was married to Floyd Dunning on Jan. 15, 1925, in Gladwin. he preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1970.

   Survivors include, three sons, Warren and Dean of Saginaw, and Wayne of Gladwin; four daughters, Mrs. Donna Southwell and Mrs. Gwen Smith of Midland, Mrs. Colleen Schlese of Gladwin and Mrs. Kathleen Creighton of Saginaw; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Justin of Flint, Mrs. Mona Jean Wilson of Gladwin and Mrs. Nora Justin of Saginaw. One sister, Mrs. Ethel Naugle and a brother, Harvey Jr., preceded her in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward Wolroi officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1972 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FLOYD DUNNING (10 JAN 1907 - 7 OCT 1970)

 

SERVICES HERE FOR EX-RESIDENT

 

   Floyd Dunning, 63, of Saginaw and formerly of Gladwin, died this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 7, in St. Luke's Hospital after an illness of several months. Born in Gladwin on Jan. 10, 1907, he farmed in Butman Township before moving to Saginaw in 1951. He retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in January 1969. Mr. Dunning was married to the former Cora Cripps on January 15, 1925, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Warren, Wayne and Dean, of Saginaw; four daughters, Mrs. Donna Southwell and Mrs. Gwen Smith, of Midland, Mrs. Colleen Schlese, of Gladwin and Mrs. Kathleen Creighton, of Saginaw; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Pearl, of Gaylord, Mrs. Beryl McIntosh, of Gladwin and Mrs. Mariam Robbins, of Midland; 28 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Jos. Trueax will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-07/1970 Column - 5 Page - 8

 

GRACE NELLIE (BASE) DUNNING (13 JULY 1872 - 20 APRIL 1945)

 

MRS. GRACE DUNNING DIES HERE FRIDAY

 

   Services were held for Mrs. Grace Dunning, 73, of Butman township, on Monday, from the McClure Methodist Church. The funeral was under the auspices of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Post. Rev. L. E. Richmond and Rev. John Scott officiated and burial was in McClure cemetery. Mrs. Dunning died Friday, April 20.

   Grace Nellie Base was born in Saginaw county July 13, 1872, and had been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 30 years. Her husand, James Dunning preceded her in death October 29, 1937. For a number of years Mrs. Dunning had been a correspondent of The Record, writing the Sugar Rapid new items.

   Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frieda Wesley, of Beaverton; Mrs. Gladys Pearll, of Gaylord; Mrs Beryl McIntosh, of Skeels; Mrs. Marriam Robbins, of Midland; and a son, Floyd Dunning, of Gladwin; 32 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 04-25/1945 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

JAMES W. DUNNING (23 OCT 1865 - 29 OCT 1937)

 

JAMES DUNNING DIES IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY

 

Services were held at the Methodist church at McClure Monday afternoon, November 2, conducted by Rev. G. P. Segtnan of Hockaday Free Methodist church. Burial was at the McClure cemetery.

 

Born October 23, 1865, in Genesee county, he died Friday in Mercy hospital at Bay City after an illness of a few weeks. He married Miss Grace Bose of Saginaw county. Mr. and Mrs. Dunning later came to Gladwin county and located on a farm at Sugar Rapids, where they lived until about four years ago when they moved to Beaverton, where they opened a gas station on the north edge of town.

He is survived by Mrs. Dunning and family. Gladwin County Record dated 11-4/1936 Column – 5 Page – 4.

 

James W. Dunning of Beaverton died at Mercy hospital, Bay City October 31, after an illness of a few weeks. He was born in Genesee county in 1865. In 1890 he married Miss Grace Bose. Eight children were born, two dying in infancy, and one son, 26 years old, dying in the U.S. service 17 years ago.

 

Surviving him are Mrs. Dunning, five children, Mrs. Howard Wesley, Mrs. Frank Robbins and Floyd Dunning of Hockaday, Mrs. Gladys Lee of Bay City and Mrs. Ray McIntosh of Oil City, his mother, Mrs. S. A. Henry, 91, two brothers and two sisters, Arthur Lamb and Mrs. Will Cross of Gladwin county; Eugene Dunning of Montrose and Mrs. Ida Stafford of Flint, and 25 grandchildren.

 

He was a resident of Beaverton in its early days 45 years ago, and homesteaded 160 acres of land in Butman township 30 years ago. Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dunning moved to Beaverton.


Services were held at the McClure church November 2, conducted by Rev. G. P. Segtnan. Burial was at McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1936 Column – 2 Page – 4.

 

LITTA MAY DUNNING (23 APR 1912 – 20 MAY 1913)

 

Litta May Dunning youngest daughter of James and Grace Dunning, was born April 23, 1912, and departed this life May 20, 1913, after a lingering illness of several weeks. She is survived by her parents, four sisters and two brothers. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Hockaday F. M. church, Rev. W. A. Knight officiating. Interment in McClure cemetery.

 

A precious one from us is gone,

A voice we loved is still,

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

Gladwin County Record dated 5-29/1913 Column – 6 Page - 1

 

ALFRED ALVA DUTCHER (10 SEP 1870 - 30 AUG 1952)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ALFRED DUTCHER

 

   Funeral services for Alfred A. Dutcher, 82, were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Gladwin Methodist church. The Rev. John Scott officiated and burial was made in the McClure cemetery. Mr. Dutcher was born on September 10, 1870 in Shiawassee county and resided on a farm in Hockaday for 47 years. The past five years Mr. and Mrs. Dutcher have lived in Gladwin. She preceded him in death on June 17 of this year. He passed away on Saturday after a two weeks illness.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Quinn, of Detroit; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, Rollo Dutcher, of Flint and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Broch, of Chicago. Two sons, George and Floyd, predeceased their parents. Pallbearers were Roy Ockerman, Fern Cripps, Guy Ritchie, Blaine Yeager, Ralph Myers, Dennis Brubaker. Gladwin County Record dated 09-03/1952 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

CARRIE E. (BUGBEE) DUTCHER (30 AUG 1870 - 7 JUNE 1952)

 

MRS. DUTCHER PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY

 

   Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. Dutcher, 81, were held on Monday afternoon from the Gladwin Methodist church. The Rev. John R. Scott officiated and burial was made in the McClure cemetery. Carrie E. Bugbee was born in Shepherd on August 30, 1870. She married Alfred Dutcher in 1892 at Hope and lived on a farm in Butman township with her family for 47 years. Mr. and Mrs. Dutcher moved to Gladwin when they retired five years ago. She died on Saturday evening, June 7, after only one and a half days illness.

   Surviving are her husband, Alfred; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Quinn, of Detroit and four grandchildren. Two sons, George and Lloyd, preceded their mother in death. Gladwin County Record dated 06-11/1952 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

DONALD A. DUTCHER (13 SEP 1927 - 29 OCT 1997)

 

Donald A. Dutcher, 70, of Camarillo, Calif., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1927 in Mt. Clemens, he was the son of Floyd and Lorene McMillan Dutcher. Donald never married and lived in California the last 27 years. He spent most of his life in Gladwin. He was a veteran of World War II and after the war he reenlisted for a second tour. Don worked as a mechanic.

   Surviving are one sister, Marie Willinsky of Newberry Park, Calif.; one brother, Floyd Dutcher of Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the McClure Cemetery. VFW Post 11256 conducted the committal rites. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-05/1997 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

FLOYD ELWOOD DUTCHER, SR (20 FEB 1897 - 21 JUNE 1946)

 

DETROIT MAN BURIED AT MCCLURE

 

   Floyd Elwood Dutcher, 49, passed away at his home in Detroit on Friday, June 21. After a Legionaire service held Sunday evening at the Martinsen Funeral Home in Detroit, the body was brought to the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin where funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the McClure cemetery. Rev. M. R. Jewell officiated. Mr. Dutcher was born in Gladwin on February 20, 1897. He was a veteran of World War I, and has spent most of his life in Detroit.

   Surviving are his wife, Lorene; a daughter, Marie; three sons, Floyd Jr., and Robert at home and Donald, in     the U.S. Service; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dutcher, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. L. V. Quinn, of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 06-26/1946 Column - 1 Page - 10

 

GEORGE ALBERT DUTCHER (24 MARCH 1895 - 15 DEC 1942)

 

SERVICES FOR GEO. DUTCHER HELD DECEMBER 18TH

 

   Services were held for George Dutcher of Butman township Friday, December 18th, at the Hockaday Free Methodist church with Rev. Lloyd Richmond on Hockaday officiating. Mr. Dutcher was born March 24, 1895 in Midland county and died December 15th, 1942, at his home in Butman township. October 21, 1941, he married Beatrice Humble at Bay City.

   Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dutcher of Butman township, one brother, Floyd of Detroit and a sister, Miss Pearl Dutcher, also of Detroit, besides other relatives and friends. Interment was at McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1942 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

LORENE G. (MCMILLAN) DUTCHER (1899 - 1966)

 

ROBERT ALFRED DUTCHER (29 JULY 1932 - 18 SEP 1981)

 

Robert A. Dutcher, 49, of Wayne, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 18, in Anapolis Hospital, Wayne. Born in Detroit on July 29, 1932, he moved back to Detroit from Thousand Oaks, Calif., four months ago. He was employed by an auto dealership.

   Surviving are 2 sons Robert and Albert Fahlman of California; 2 brothers, Floyd Jr. of Wayne and Donald of Thousand Oaks; one sister, Mrs. Marie Willinski of Thousand Oaks; and one grandson. Rites were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-23/1981 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FAYETTA DYE (23 MARCH 1904 - 1 MAY 1977)

 

Mrs. Fayetta Dye, 73, of 648 Old M-30, Gladwin, died Tuesday, May 3, at Gladwin Area Hospital following a 6 months illness. Born March 23, 1904, in Hamilton Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Looker. She was married to Alton Dye, who preceded her in death in 1959, in 1928. Mrs. Dye had been a resident of Gladwin County for the past 25 years.

 

Surviving are a son, Arthur McLaughlin of Holly; a brother, Lawrence Look of Traverse City, and step-son, Arthur Wykoff of Gladwin; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home – Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating and burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-4/1977 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

E'S

 

AUGUSTA M. EATON (4 APR 1877 – 19 MAY 1952)

 

Mrs. Eaton Passes Away Suddenly

 

Mrs. Augusta. N. Eaton, 75, passed away suddenly on Monday evening at the home of her son,

Austin Eaton, in Midland. Augusta Reynolds was born in Shupert Lake, Ontario, Canada, on April 4, 1877. She came to Gladwin 62 years ago and was married here to Charles Eaton on January 3, 1893. Mr. Eaton preceded her in death on May 4, 1951. She was a member; of the Gladwin

Methodist Church.

 

Surviving are her son, Austin, of Midland; three daughters, Miss Leah Eaton of Midland, Mrs. Teresa Detweiler of Holly and Mrs. Arenah Dodds of Buffalo, New York; one brother, John Reynolds, of Secord township, and one sister, Mrs. Walter Robinson, of Gladwin township; also . five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon, May 22, at the Hall Funeral Home at 2 o'clock. The Rev. John R. Scott will officiate and burial will be made in the McClure cemetery. Pallbearers will be Regie Whittle, Fred Switzer, Henry Merkle, Harl Stauffer, Percy Peters and

Arthur Babcock. Gladwin County Record dated 5-21/1952 Column – 1 Page – 1.

 

CHARLES A. EATON (26 MARCH 1866 – 4 MAY 1951)

 

Charles A. Eaton

 

Services for Charles A. Eaton, 85, were held at the McClure Methodist church on Monday afternoon. Rev. Louis Carroll officiated and burial was made in the McClure cemetery. Mr. Eaton was born in Princeton, Ontario on March 26, 1866 and came to Michigan as a young man. He married Miss Augusta Reynolds on January 3, 1893 in Gladwin.

 

Survivors are his wife, Augusta; two sons, Austin Eaton and Leah Eaton, of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Tressa Detweiler of Pontiac, Mrs. Arenah Dodds of Buffalo, New York; five grandchildren; also four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Emil Lechner, Reggie Whittle, Harl Stauffer; Art Babcock, Fred Switzer and Henry Merkle. Gladwin County Record dated 5-9/1951 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

KENNETH EATON (22 FEB 1910 - 27 MAY 1911)

 

LEAH EATON (25 APR 1902 – 4 APRIL 1992)

 

LEAH EATON

 

Leah Eaton. 89, of Midland County, died Saturday, April 4, 1992. She was born on April 25,

1902, in Gladwin County, and graduated from Central Michigan University. She taught in several

schools, including Bullock Creek. Miss Eaton is survived by 3 nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by one brother and 2 sisters.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home in

Midland. Dr. Joseph Mortensen and the Rev. Arthur Smith officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 4-8/1992 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

BARBARA ANN (CAMPBELL) EGRES (9 JUNE 1954 - 18 JAN 1997)

 

BARBARA EGRES

 

Barbara Ann Egres, 42, of Clare County, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Born June 9,1954 in Detroit to George and Hazel McIntosh Campbell, she lived in

the Gladwin-Clare area all her life.

 

Surviving are five children, Georgette Walters of Gladwin, Randi Pokrzywnicki, Jessica

Vincent, Jonathon Pokrzywnicki and Bryan Egres, all of Clare; her mother, Hazel Campbell of

Beaverton, one brother, Joseph Campbell of Warren; four sisters, Judy Hilliard, Donna Wagner,

Isabel Ninelest, all of Beaverton and Ruth Alexander of Warren; and two grandchildren, Kyle and Jacob.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-22/1997 Column – 2 Page – 7.

 

ALICE DELPHINE (MOULTON) ELLIS (17 APRIL 1851 - 29 AUG 1938)

 

SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR MRS. ALICE ELLIS

 

   Mrs. Alice Delphine Ellis, widow of Lucien Ellis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adelbert Greer, in Gladwin Monday evening at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Ellis was born in Union, New York, April 17, 1851. She was married to Lucien Ellis in August, 1878, and to this union were born three children. Mr. Ellis and one son, Ray, preceded Mrs. Ellis in death.

   Mr. and Mrs. Ellis resided in Joneville, Michigan; until 1885, when they moved to Gladwin county and settled on their farm in Gladwin township, where they converted timber land into the fine farm today.

   Surviving her are one son, Lee, of Goldon, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Adelbert Greer, of Gladwin; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services are to be held today from the home of Mrs. Greer, conducted by Rev. Karl Keefer of Gladwin. Interment will be in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-31/1938 Column - 6 Page - 8

 

ELEANOR AUGUSTA EMMA (BREAULT) ELLIS (9 JULY 1917 - 25 OCT 2004)

 

   Elenor A. Ellis, 87, of Gladwin, died Oct. 25, 2004 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center in Gladwin.  She was born Sep. 6, 1917 to John and Martha (Klefoth) Breault in Gladwin. She worked as a clerk at Goldberg’s Department Store for many years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Gladwin Hospital Auxiliary.  From the Gladwin County Record -

   She was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.   She married Wayne Ellis on Oct. 8, 1936 in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death in 2001.  She is survived by two sons, Wendell (Rose) Ellis of Gladwin and Kenneth (Joyce) Ellis of Gladwin; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Ellis of Gladwin; four grandchildren, Cheri (Jeff) Lake, Julie Ellis, Kevin (Denice) Ellis, and Vicki (Mike) Schwan; seven Great grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Breault and Francis “Bud” Breault; and several

nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Michael John Ellis in 1993; a sister-in-law, Edna Breault; and two brothers, Franklin and Harold.  A funeral service will be held Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Verity officiating.  Visitation will be Oct. 27 from 1:30-9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin.  Burial will be at McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church Ladies Aid. Gladwin County Record dated 10-26/2004

 

LUCIEN NEWELL ELLIS (1849 - 1933)

 

MINNIE MAE (KLEIN) ELLIS (14 APRIL 1893 - 3 MARCH 1976)

 

RAE ELLIS (1881 - 1937)

 

WAYNE ELLIS (4 SEP 1915 - 11 JAN 2001)

 

Wayne Ellis, 85, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin, following a long illness.

   Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Gladwin, he was the son of Rae and Minnie (Klein) Ellis. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.

Wayne married the former Elenor A. Breault, Oct. 8, 1936 in Gladwin. He was a farmer, and owned and operated the Centennial Farm on Wagarville Rd. He also worked as a machine operator for 10 years at Gladwin Manufacturing, retiring in 1981.

   Wayne served in many capacities as clerk, treasurer, and trustee for Gladwin Township for 46 years.

   Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Wendell and wife Rose, and Kenneth, all of Gladwin; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Ellis of Gladwin; grandchildren, Cheri and Jeff Lake, and Kevin and Denice Ellis, all of Gladwin, Julie Payton of Mt. Pleasant, and Vicki and Mike Schwan of Bear Lake; and seven great-grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael John Ellis in 1993; and his parents.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Gladwin or Our Savior Lutheran Church building fund. (Source: Gladwin County Record & Clarion, January 18, 2001, Pg. A-2, Col. 3.) 

 

EDNA J. (HECKERTHORNE) ELSON (28 JULY 1919 - 4 MAY 1984)

 

EDNA ELSON

 

Edna J. Elson, 64, of Youngstown, Ariz., died Friday, May 4, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin on July 28, 1919, she lived in Midland for 25 years before moving to Youngstown 10 years ago. The former Edna Heckerthorne, she was married to Larry Elson.

 

Surviving besides her husband are one son, Jerry Clore of Saginaw; one daughter, Dolores Babcock of Midland; 2 sisters, Betty Stephansen of Grayling and Florence Silka of Arizona; one brother William of Grayling; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Monday at the Golden Door Chapel in Youngstown. Gladwin County Record dated 5-9/1984 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

LAWRENCE W. ELSON (17 JAN 1916 - 23 MAY 1997)

 

Lawrence W. Elson, 81, of Youngstown, Ariz., formerly of Midland, died May 23, 1997, at Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Ariz., after a long illness. Lawrence was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Lockwood Mo. He had lived in Arizona since 1969. He married the former Edna J. (Heckerthorn) Clore on March 19, 1947, in Midland. She predeceased him May 4, 1984. At the time of Mrs. Edna Elson's death, she was buried in the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. She has
been disinterred and returned to Gladwin to be reburied next to her husband in the McClure Cemetery.

He was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. as a boilermaker. He retired in 1969 after 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 748th Ordinance Co. 84th Division. Lawrence participated in the Battles of the Bulge, Rhine & Rhur. Lawrence is a life member of the V.F.W. Post No. 1433 in Glendale, Ariz. He was a member of the Berryhill Post, American Legion in Midland.

He is survived by his stepson, Jerry Clore of Gladwin; six grandchildren; his sister, Viola and William Kotcher of Saginaw; his brothers, Robert and Lois Elson of Weiser, Idaho and William and Edith Elson of Boise, Idaho; and his sister-in-law, Pearl Elson of New Plymouth, Idaho. He was preceded in death by stepdaughter Delores Babcock; and brothers Lloy Elson and Alvin Elson.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 13, 1997, 11 a.m. at graveside.  V.F.W. will officiate with burial in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements are handled by Hall Funeral Home, 440 E. Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI 48624.

Midland Daily News dated 6-11-1997 Page - B12.

ARNOLD F. EMRICK (27 OCT 1892 - 28 FEB 1968)

 

EX-RESIDENT IS INTERRED HERE

 

   Arnold Emrick, 75, of Clyde, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Fremont Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months. Born Oct. 27, 1892, in Auglaize County, Ohio, he came with his parents to Gladwin County when he was 14 years old. Until his retirement he was a railroad locomotive engineer. Mr. Emrick was married to Miss Inea Armstrong April 12, 1913, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death. In 1941 he married Pearl Marie Sewell at Flat Rock, Mich., and they moved to Clyde. He was a member of the Clyde Missionary Baptist Church and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.

   Surviving are his wife Pearl; two daughters, Mrs Jack Hare (Peggy Hazel), of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Kenneth McKenzie (Virginia), of Clyde; a brother, Harvey, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Erma McMullin of Midland; and four grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Clair offiicating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin Township. Gladwin County Record dated 03-06/1968 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

EFFIE EMRICK (1894 - 1927)

 

ELIZABETH ANN (BLANK) EMRICK (15 OCT 1857 - 23 NOV 1950)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR AGED RESIDENT

 

   Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Emrick, 93, passed away on Thursday, November 23, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Erma McMullin, in Midland. She had been in poor health for the past nine months. Elizabeth Ann Blank, was born in Auglaize county, Ohio on October 15, 1857. She married George Emrick in Ohio and they came to Gladwin from Paulding county, Ohio, 44 years ago, Mr. Emrick died in 1923.

   Surviving are four sons, Elbert, of Dearborn, George, of Detroit, Arnold, of Flatrock and Harvey, of Gladwin; three daughters Mrs. Ida Nickles, of Hope, Mrs. Erma McMullin, of Midland; 37 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Three sons, Philip, Ernest and Denver and two daughters, Hanna and Stella, preceded their mother in death.

   Funeral services were held on Sunday from the McClure Methodist church, with the Rev. Louis Carroll officiating. Burial was made in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1950 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

FLOYD ARNOLD EMRICK (24 MAY 1917 - 16 APRIL 1918)

 

   EMRICK---Floyd Arnold, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Emrick, aged 10 months and 23 days, died April 16, from spinal meningitis, at their home in Detroit. The body was brought to Gladwin Wednesday. Services were held at the McClure church Thursday morning, at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. W. Chatfield. Burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-25/1918 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

GEORGE EMRICK, SR (5 APRIL 1856 - 25 APRIL 1923)

 

George Emrick, Sr. was born in Auglaize county, Ohio, April 5, 1856, and departed this life April 25, 1923, aged 67 years and 25 days. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Blank of that place Oct. 20, 1878. To this union 12 children were born seven boys and five girls, eight of whom survive, four having preceded him to the world beyond. Mr. Emrick came to this county with his family 17 years ago, and will be greatly missed as a resident and neighbor. Although having always lived a moral life, about two weeks before his death he was wholy converted to God.

   He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, five sons, Elbert, Philip, George, Arnold and Harvey; three daughters, Mrs. B. C. Nickless, Mrs. L. E. Foor and Mrs. E. E. Woods; 27 grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, besides a host of friends and other relatives. The funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the McClure chuch conducted by the Rev. Frook, evangelist. Interment in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1923 Column - 5 Page - 4

 

GEORGE C. EMRICK, JR (1888 - 1956)

 

HELEN IRENE EMRICK (30 MARCH 1915 - 21 JAN 1917)

 

   EMRICK---Helen Irene, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Emrick, died at the Herman Kiefer hospital in Detroit, Mich., Jan. 21, 1917, of scarlet fever, aged, 1 year, 9 months and 22 days. She was born in Gladwin county, March 29, 1915. She leaves to mourn her departure a father, mother and one sister, besides the grandparents and many other relatives. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1917 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

INEZ (ARMSTRONG) EMRICK (1891 - 13 NOV 1938)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. INEZ EMRICK

 

   Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the McClure M. E. church for Mrs. Inez Emrick, a former resident of Gladwin, who died at Flat Rock Nobember 12. Mrs. Emrick is survived by her husband, Arnold F. Emrick, and three children. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1938 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

RICHARD L. ENDERS (20 JUNE 1947 - 15 DEC 1990)

 

Richard L. Enders, 43, of 6025 Indian Lake Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly at the Tolfree Memorial

Hospital, West Branch, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1990. Born in Pontiac, June 20, 1947 he moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago from Berkley. Mr. Enders was a carpenter.

 

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Alice Wells of Gladwin; one brother, Roger of Lake Orion; good

friend, Sandra Perria of Gladwin; and several aunts and uncles.

 

Services will be held today, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel,

with burial in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-19/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

F'S

 

LUELLA BELLE (CRIPPS) FISCHER (17 APRIL 1914 - 19 JUNE 1992)

 

LUELLA FISCHER

 

Luella Belle Fischer, 78. of Prudenville, died Friday, June 19. 1992. at her home after a battle of several months with cancer. Born in Gladwin County, April 17, 1914, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County and moved to Prudenville in 1985. The former Luella Cripps, she was married to Roy Fischer in 1931 in Gladwin County. He died in July 1968. She then married Frank Fischer in February 1978. He preceded her in death in November

1985.

 

Surviving are 4 sons, Lance and Virgil of Florida. Terry of Houghton Lake and Ted of Owosso; 2 step-sons, Leonard of Gladwin and Duane of Florida; one brother, Leo Cripps of Gladwin; one half brother, Etrel Diller of Florida; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas and a brother and a sister.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Brown officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-24/1992 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

ROY C. FISCHER (30 MAY 1909 - 13 JULY 1968)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR ROY FISCHER

 

Roy C. Fischer, 59, of Prudenville and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday in Mercy Hospital at Grayling. Born in Gladwin on May 30, 1909, to Charles and Wilhelmina Fischer, he resided in Hockaday until eight years ago when he moved to Prudenville.

 

Mr. Fischer operated his own saw mill. He was married to the former Luella Cripps on Feb. 27, 1931, at Hockaday.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Lance of Davison, Tom and Virgil of Beaverton, Terry and Ted at home; three brothers, Frank, John and Carl of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Pahl and Mrs. Lillian Thorington of Gladwin and Mrs. Ruth Wilcox of Spring Arbor; and nine grandchildren.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Miner Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Allen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-17/1968 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

BABY BOY FITZPATRICK (3 SEP 1962 – 3 SEP 1962)

 

Graveside Rites Held for Infant

 

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3 p. m. in McClure Cemetery for the infant son of

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Fitzpatrick, of  Gladwin, who was born on Monday at West Branch. The

Rev. George K. Skene officiated.

 

Besides his parents, survivors include seven brothers, Gary, Ronald, Roger, Richard, Randy, Mark and Mike; and three sisters, Judy, Kathy and Kimberly, all at home; and grandparents,

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fitzpatrick, Clare County, and Mrs. Pearl Young, of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 9-19/1962 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

NELSON LEO FITZPATRICK (26 MARCH 1923 - 18 NOV 1982)

 

Nelson L. Fitzpatrick, 59, of 600 N. Arcade St., Gladwin, died Thursday, Nov. 18, at his home. Born in Clare County on March 26, 1923, he attended Beaverton schools. He lived in Flint for seven years before returning to Gladwin in 1960. He was an installer and serviceman with plumbing and heating firms. Mr. Fitzpatrick served in the Army during World War II. He was married to the former Veris Young August 4, 1942 in Hockaday.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 6 sons, Ronald, Roger, Richard, Randy, Mark and Michael, all of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Judy) Smith of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Lyle (Kathleen) Whitman of Oklahoma, Mrs. Kimberely Frye and Jackie of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Frederick of Mt. Pleasant and Dennis of California; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marie Smith, Mrs. Milderd Brannigan and Mrs. Theresa Slocum of Clare and Mrs. Mary Morris of West Branch; and 25 grandchildren. One sons, Gary, preceded him in March 1978.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Allen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

RICHARD J. FITZPATRICK, SR (25 JAN 1954 - 27 MARCH 1993)

 

Richard J. Fitzpatrick, 39, of 407 Cemetery St., Gladwin, died Saturday, March 27, 1993, at his home after a long illness. Born in Clare on Jan. 25, 1954, he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a truck driver and a member of the Gladwin County Sheriff's Posse, the Gladwin County React and a social services volunteer. Mr. Fitzpatrick and the former Debra Sagash were married Feb. 25, 1978, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Richard, Jr. and Nelson of Gladwin; one daughter, Julie of Gladwin; his mother, Veris Fitzpatrick of Gladwin; 4 brothers, Ronald, Randy, Mark and Mike of Gladwin; and 3 sisters, Judy Smith of Mt. Morris, Kathleen Whitman and Kimberly Frye of Gladwin. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gary in 1978 and Roger in 1988.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family. Gladwin County Record dated 03-31/1993 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ROGER D. FITZPATRICK (9 MARCH 1950 - 10 JAN 1988)

 

Roger Fitzpatrick, 37, of 4245 Wiggins Lake Dr., Gladwin, died Sunday, Jan. 10, in Saginaw General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Saginaw March 9, 1950, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Fitzpatrick did volunteer work for the Gladwin County Dept. of Social Services and was a sergeant in the Gladwin County Sheriff's Posse. Mr. Fitzpatrick and the former Deborah Bennett were married Sept. 25, 1972.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Melinda, at home; one son, Brent, at home; his mother, Veris Fitzpatrick of Gladwin; 5 brothers, Ron, Richard, Randy, Mark and Mike of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Judy Smith of Mt. Morris, Kathleen Whitman of Texas and Kimberlee Frye of Gladwin. He was preceded in death by his father, Nelson in 1982 and a brother, Gary in 1978.

   Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Burton Kincaid officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-13/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

VERIS VIVIAN (YOUNG) FITZPATRICK (16 MARCH 1923 - 15 APRIL 1995)

 

Veris V. Fitzpatrick, 72, of Gladwin, died Saturday, April 15, 1995 at her home following a 5-year battle with cancer. Born March 16, 1923, in Gladwin, she was a life-time resident of the county. The former Veris Young married Nelson Fitzpatrick Aug. 4, 1942 in Hockaday. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1982.

   Surviving are 4 sons, Ronald and wife Susan, Randy and wife Brenda, Mark and Michael, all of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Judy and husband Jerry Smith of Mt. Morris, Kathleen Whitman of Gladwin, Jackie Stewart of Clare, and Kimberlee and husband Gregory Frye of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Lawrence Young of Swartz Creek, Jack Young of Tucson, Ariz. and Neil Young of Gladwin; one sister, Laura Spillers of Linden; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sons, Roger, Richard and Gary; and one brother, Melvin Young.

   Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Donald Potter officiating. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/1995 Column - 2 Page - 6

 

HOBART M. FLOYD (30 JAN 1896 - 21 MAY 1959)

 

Detroit Man Interred Here

 

Hobart M. Floyd, 63, of 2244 Milwaukee, Detroit, died Thursday at Wayne County Hospital

following an illness of several weeks. He was born January 30, 1896 in Calumet, and was married to the former Miss Florida Rhemalard in 1915 in Lake Linden. She preceded him in death. Mr. Floyd was a veteran of World War I, and was attached to Hqtrs Co., 40th Infantry. He had been employed as a cartage company truck driver.

 

Survivors are a son William, of Livonia; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Linton, of Gladwin; three brothers, Russell and Claude, of Green Bay, Wis., and Wendell, of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Crescence Sullivan and Mrs. Doris Boyle, of Detroit; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Miner Funeral Chapel. The Rey. Alva

Calkins officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-27/1959 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

ALVA M. FOOR, SR (19 MAY 1895 - 19 NOV 1977)

 

Alva M. Foor, 82, of 2863 W. Erickson Rd., Rhodes, died Saturday, Nov. 19, in Mercy Hospital, Bay city, following a short illness. Born in Napoleon, Ohio, on May 19, 1895, he moved to the Rhodes area in 1940, from Arenac County. Mr. Foor was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was married to the former Anna Semler on July 14, 1954, in Bay City.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 7 sons, Orvil of Port Huron, Wayne of Pinconning, Ernest of Davison, Eldo and Ervin of Rhodes, Robert of Bay City and Alva Jr. of Linwood; 6 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Palmer and Mrs. Ellen Scherzer of Pinconning, Mrs. Madonna Dubay of Linwood, Mrs Evelyn Wade of Saginaw, Mrs. Arlene Storey of Rhodes and Mrs Janette McCann of Mildand; 2 sisters, Mrs. Winnie Klein and Mrs. Zelma Powley of Gladwin; 4 brothers, Arthur and Norman of Gladwin, Melvin of Midland and Ernest of Wisconsin; 56 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-23/1977 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

HARLEY E. FOOR (25 JUNE 1876 - 8 MAY 1929)

 

Harry E. Foor, youngest son of Ervin and Susan Foor, was born in Henry county, Ohio, June 25, 1876. He departed this life at his home near Gladwin, Michigan, May 8, 1929, at the age of 52 years, 10 months and 3 days. He was married August 23, 1896, to his childhood playmate, Tillah May Bickford. Four children blessed this union. About 22 years ago Mr. Foor moved to Gladwin where he resided until his death. For about five years his health has been failing, but few knew this. To know Mr. Foor was to love and respect him. He said that he tried to live each day so he was ready if called by the master.

   He leaves to mourn, his loving wife; four children, Ericus and Malphus of our vicinity, Lawrence and Mrs. Susan Gould of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Johns, Mrs. Mel Hartman, Mrs Bertha Grim, all of Ohio; six brothers, Calvin and Minor of Gladwin, Allie, Ed., Willand Rollie of Ohio; also a host of other relatives and friends. Gladwin County Record dated 05-16/1929 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

LAWRENCE A. FOOR (1905 - 8 JULY 1976)

 

MELVIN EMERSON FOOR (3 NOV 1911 - 22 OCT 1979)

 

Melvin E. Foor, 67, of 1205 Love St., Midland and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 22, at the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin County on November 3,1911, he spent his lifetime here until moving to Midland in 1961. He farmed while living in the county and then worked as an operator for Dow Chemical Co. from 1956 to 1974 when he retired. Mr. Foor was also a part-time auctioneer in the Midland-Gladwin area and a member of the Jefferson Avenue Church of God in Midland.

 

Mr. Foor and the former Nellie Hetherington were married on October 31,1931, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Bernard, Richard and John of Gladwin and Elwood of Midland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Delano (Joyce) Brubaker and Mrs. Bruce (Debra) Keister of Midland; one brother, Arthur of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Zelma Powley of Gladwin; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

 

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. from the Jefferson Avenue Church of God in Midland. The Rev. Carl Allen will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements are in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/1979 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

MINOR ERVIN FOOR (1869 - 4 DEC 1936)

 

MINER E. FOOR DIES OF APOPLEXY

 

   Funeral services were held for Miner E. Foor of Gladwin Township, Sunday afternoon, December 6, at the home at 1:30pm at the Methodist Episcopal Church at McClure at 2 pm, Rev. Ivan Hodgson officiating.  Burial Services were at McClure cemetery.  His 6 sons acted as pallbearers.  Mr. Foor died suddenly at his home at McClure, Friday morning, December 4, at 10 o'clock following a stroke of apaplexy.     Born in Henry County, Ohio in 1867?  (couldn't read), he married Miss Sarah Hartman in 1891.....nine children were born, one dying in infancy.  He joined the Evangelical church in Ohio when 22, and after moving to Gladwin Co., joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at McClure.  He served as superintendent of the Sunday school for several years.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Foor, six sons, Alva, Ernest, Arthur, Francis, Norman and Melvin, and two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Klein of Gladwin and Mrs. Zelma Powley of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 12-09/1936 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

NELLIE (SWANSTRA) FOOR (21 OCT 1906 - 9 MARCH 1992)

 

Nellie Foor, 85, of 2479 Wagarville Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, March 9, 1992, at her home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin on Oct. 21, 1906, she had moved to Lapeer and then moved back to Gladwin County in 1974. She attended the Wagarville United Methodist Church. The former Nellie Swanstra, she was married to Lawrence Foor on April 7, 1929, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1976.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Roger of Gladwin and Donald of Tennessee; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ed (Mary) Lisa of Gladwin, Mrs. Jim (Peggy) McQuillan of South Carolina, Mrs. Marvin (Barbara) Talt and Mrs. Doug (Shirley) Donegan of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

   Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Sherry Parker will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Thursday. Gladwin County Record dated 03-11/1992 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

RICHARD BRUCE FOOR (8 JUNE 1938 - 2 JULY 1938)

 

Richard Bruce Foor

 

Richard Bruce Foor, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Foor of Detroit, was born June 8, 1938, and died Saturday in a Detroit hospital. The small body was brought to Gladwin Sunday to the home of its grandmother, Mrs. Tillah Foor, where funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a. m., conducted by Rev. Karl Keefer. Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

 

Surviving, besides the parents, are four sisters, Peggy Jean, Shirley Ann, Mary Louise and Barbara Lee and one brother, Roger William, all of Detroit, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Swanstra and Mrs. Tillah Foor, of Gladwin, and many other relatives. Gladwin County Record dated 7-6/1938 Column – 2 Page – 5.

 

SARAH E. (HARTMAN) FOOR (4 MARCH 1868 – 12 OCT 1947)

 

Rites Today for Mrs. Sarah Foor

 

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Foor, 79, died at the home of her son, Melvin Foor in Gladwin township, on Sunday evening, October 12. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Wednesday, at the

McClure Church at 2 o'clock, preceded by a short prayer service at the Hall Funeral Home at 1:15. The Rev. John Miller of the McClure Methodist church will officiate, with burial in the McClure cemetery.

 

Mrs. Foor was born in Henry county, Ohio, on March 4, 1868. She has been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 39 years.

 

Surviving are six sons, Alva of Rhodes, Ernest of Secord, Francis of Alger, Arthur of Pontiac, and Norman and Melvin of Gladwin; two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Klein and Mrs. Velma Powley, both of Gladwin; also 35 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother Joshua Hartman of Jackson. Mrs. Foor's six sons will act as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 10-15/1947 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

TILLAH MAY (BICKFORD) FOOR (12 OCT 1877 - 9 JUNE 1962)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. TILLAH FOOR

 

   Mrs. Tillah May Foor, 84, of 140 E. Beech, Gladwin, died Saturday following a short illness. The former Tillah May Bickford was born on Oct. 12, 1877, in Napoleon, Ohio, and was married to Harley E. Foor on August 23, 1896. They came to Gladwin County on March 10, 1907. Mr. Foor preceded her in death on May 8, 1929.

   Survivors include three sons, Rev. Ericus Foor, of Columbia City, Ind., Malphus, of Gladwin, and Lawrence, of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Susan Gould, of Detroit, and Mrs. Phyllis Nickless, of Bay City; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Chapel with the Rev. Thurlan Meredith, of the Wagarville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-13/1962 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

MILDRED B. FOX (6 MARCH 1922 - 18 OCT 1996)

 

Mildred "Mid" B. Fox, 74, of Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996 at home following a short illness. She was born March 6, 1922 in Gladwin, where she resided her whole life. The former Mildred Clore married James Fox Sept. 29, 1946 in Gladwin. She was a member of VFW Post 11256, Eagles Auxiliary #3292.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Sandra of Gladwin and Susann and husband John Kurtz of West Branch; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Freda Hannah of Birch Run, Elsie Velez of Detroit, and Juanita Campbell of Gladwin; and one brother, Jim Clore of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers.

   Special services were held at 7 p.m. Monday by the VFW Post 11256, Eagles Auxiliary #3292. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel and the Rev. Deane B. Wyllys officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the Mid-Michigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1996 Column - 2 Page - 7

 

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BERNICE ELEANOR (CRONK) GIROUX (18 OCT 1910 - 9 APRIL 2004)

 

Mooneyham, Giroux, Eleanor; Gladwin, MI; April 9, 2004; age 93; at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin, MI; born October 18, 1910 to Marshall & Anna (Clifton) Cronk.  She was a laborer and retired after 35 years from General Motors Truck and Coach, Pontiac, MI.  She lived in Gladwin County for 7 years, and previously resided in Pontiac, MI.  she is predeceased by her spouse, Lyndon Giroux (1982); and is survived by daughter; Nancy Davis, Gladwin; daughter and son-in-law, Pat & Jim Linseman, Waterford; 7 grandchildren; sister Belva DeGroy, clarkston; brother Wayne Cronk, Gladwin; several nieces and nephews.  Also preceded in death by her parents, brother Ernest, and sisters, Altha & Edna.  Funeral April 13, 2004, Tuesday 11 am at Hall Funeral Home Gladwin, Michigan, 48624, 989-426-7651 with Pastor Lynn Chappell officiating.  Burial will take place at McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, Michigan.  Visitation Monday, (4/12/04) from 3-9 pm Hall Funeral Home. Oakland Press.

 

GLADYS (TOVATT) GIROUX (26 JUNE 1895 - 12 JULY 1974)

 

Gladys (Tovatt) Giroux, 79, of Bay CIty, died in the Bay Medical Facility Friday, July 12, following a long illness. She was born in Oscoda June 26, 1895, and had lived in Butman Township, Gladwin County, for a number of years, moving away about 1952. There are no survivors. Services were held Monday, at 10 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-17/1974 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

DOUGLAS KEITH GOHEEN (17 FEB 1971 - 18 FEB 1971)

 

RITES HELD FOR INFANT SON

 

   Douglas K. Goheen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Goheen, of Rt. 2, Beaverton, died a few hours after birth in the Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, Thursday, Feb. 18. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Keith and one sister, Brenda, both at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Goheen, of Beaverton and Mrs. Walter Linton, of Gladwin; great grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Whitney, of Beaverton and great grandfather Ernest Goheen, of Deckerville.

   Rites were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-24/1971 Column - 2 Page - 2  

 

BERTHA (PATTERSON) GOODEN (21 JAN 1885 - 26 DEC 1974)

 

Mrs. Bertha Gooden, 89, of 341 Maple Street, Gladwin, died Wednesday, December 26, in Clare Nursing Home, where she had lived for the past 3 1/2 years. The former Bertha Patterson was born in Argyle, Sanilac County, January 21, 1885, and was married to Uriah Gooden Novembe 8, 1905, in Argyle. He died in May 1968. They came to Gladwin County in 1921 and lived in the Secord area, where Mrs. Gooden was active in the Secord Church and the Ladies Aid until her illness.

   Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. William (Ella) Kareus, Mrs. Chris (Grace) Searfoss, Mrs. Wayne (Marion) Carbeno, all of Gladwin, and Mrs. Francis (Ida) Foor of Oscoda; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Ashcroft and Mrs. Ida Ashcroft, both of Deford; 23 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren.

   Services were held Friday, at 1:00 p.m., at the Mathews Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. E. Howe officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-02/1974 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

GEORGE GORDON GREGORY (13 MAY 1848 – 9 JUNE 1928)

 

GEORGE GORDON GREGORY

George Gordon Gregory was born at Seneca Falls, New York, May 13, 1848, and died Saturday morning, June 9, 1928, of heart trouble, at his home in Sugar Rapids, Gladwin county, Michigan, after at brief illness.

 

Mr. Gregory was married to Isabell Brown in 1871 in Bloomington, Illinois. Two children were born to this union, Ida who preceded her father in death at the age of five years, and William Gregory of Flint. He leaves to mourn, his aged wife, one son, three granddaughters and their families, and one grandson besides a host of friends and neighbors.

 

The funeral services were held at his home in Sugar Rapids. Interment m the McClure cemetery.

 

[Gladwin County Record 6/21/1928]

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Sugar Rapids -— Mr. and Mrs. George Ballard, Mrs. Jennie Boulton, Mrs. Mable Gwizdola and Will Gregory and son George of Flint, son and grandchildren of the late George Gregory, were here attending his funeral. Will Gregory and Mrs. Ballard remained until the last of the week and took Mrs. Gregory home with them.

 

Mrs. George Gregory and family wish to thank their many friends and neighbors for their help and kindness in their recent bereavement.

 

Will Gregory returned to Flint Sunday taking his mother, Mrs. George Gregory with him.

WILLIAM I. GREGORY (1873 - 1958)

 

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CAROL HALL (26 NOV 1945 - 15 NOV 1983)

 

Carol Hall (Midland Daily News, Nov. 27, 1983)

 

Carol Hall, 37, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Gladwin County, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1983, in Phoenix.

 

She was born Nov. 26, 1945, in Gladwin County, and had been living in Arizona for the past 10 years.  She leaves her husband, Al; son, Brian Sackrider and daughter, Traci Sackrider, both of Phoenix; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Young of Mount Pleasant; brother, Larry Young, and sister, Sharon Morse, both of Saginaw.

 

Gravesite service will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin.

 

 

ROSELYN R. (MCINTOSH) HALL (30 NOV 1951 - 1 JULY 1999)

 

ROSEYN R. HALL

 

Roseyn R. Hall, 47, of Gladwin, died Thursday, July 1, 1999 at her home. Born Nov. 30, 1951 in

Saginaw, she was the daughter of Lyle and Evelyn Knootz McIntosh. She lived most of her life in Gladwin County. Roseyn married William Hall, Dec. 2, 1972 at the Wagarville United Methodist Church. She worked at Amy Jo's Salon as a beautician.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Ryan W. of Gladwin; one daughter, Brandi and husband Todd Shell of Gladwin; her mother, Evelyn McIntosh of Gladwin; two brothers, Randy and wife Susan McIntosh of Beaumont, Texas, and Rodney and wife Kathy McIntosh of Shelby Township; one sister, Robyn and husband Altamer Sherman of Gladwin; three grandchildren, Arielle, Zahra, and Laken; and several aunts and uncles.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle McIntosh, and her in-laws, Ronald and Beverly

Hall.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mid Michigan Hospice or the Wagarville United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 7-7/1999 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

ROBERT LEE HAMMOND (25 JUNE 1932 - 5 AUG 1932)

 

Robert Lee Hammond, son of Oscar and Katherine Hammond, died at their home in Butman township, Aug. 5 of whooping cough after a week's illness. He was born June 25, 1932, and was six weeks and 11 days old. Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. William Greve, followed by burial at the McClure cemetey. Besides his parents he is survived by his twin sister, Sally Ann, and two other sisters, Beverly Mae and Earlene Jane. Gladwin County Record dated 08-11/1932 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

SALLY ANN HAMMOND (25 JUNE 1932 - 28 AUG 1932)

 

SALLY ANN HAMMOND

 

Sally Ann Hammond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hammond, died at their home in Butman township Aug. 28 of whooping cough, after three weeks illness. She was born June 25, 1932, and was two months and three days old. Besides her parents she is survived by her two sisters, Beverly Mae and Earlene Jane. Gladwin County Record dated 9-1/1932 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

VERNON HATHAWAY (16 APRIL 1903 - 5 MARCH 1997)

 

Vernon Hathaway, 93, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin after a long illness. Born April 16, 1903 in Edenville, he lived in Gladwin County all his life. He worked as a laborer at lumbering and farming. He was married to Beatrice, who preceded him in death.

   Surviving are two sons; oen brother, Clarence of Freemont; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two nieces with five children. Services were held at noon, Friday, with Rev. Mark Sherfield officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Meals on Wheels or Senior Citizen Services. Gladwin County Record dated 03-12/1997 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

DAVID MARIAN HEATH (1869 – 12 JAN 1938)

 

JAMES F. HEATH (23 OCT 1902 - 27 FEB 1985)

 

James F. Heath, 82, of 2012 Wagerville, Gladwin died Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born on Oct. 23, 1902, in Speaker, Ohio, he farmed in Gladwin County most of his life. Surviving are 2 brothers, Orval of Gladwin and William of Gaylord; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Josline and Mrs. Emma Berg of Gladwin. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Weemhoff officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-06/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JULIA FLORENCE (PURK) HEATH (20 AUG 1879 – 17 JAN 1963)

 

Services Held for Mrs. Heath Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Julie F. Heath, 83, who died at her home in Gladwin Township oh Thursday after a long illness. The Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery.

 

Born, in Van Wert County,Ohio on August 20, 1879, the former Julia Florence Purk was married there to Uriah Heath on July 4, 1895. They came to Gladwin County 45 years ago. Mr. Heath preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1942.

 

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Emma Berg and Mrs. Velma Joslin, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Bertha Langs, of Battle Creek; three sons, James and Orval, of Gladwin, and William, of Gaylord; 31 grandchildren and 69 great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 1-23/1963 Column – 5 Page – 1.

 

MARIMAN R. HEATH (23 NOV 1895 – 12 AUG 1955)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MARIMAN HEATH

 

Mariman Heath, 59, well-known Gladwin Township farmer, passed away at the Mt. Pleasant Hospital, August 12. Mr. Heath was born in Dixon, Ohio, on Nov. 23, 1895, and had lived in Gladwin township for the past 38 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Florence Heath; four brothers, Charles of Hillman, James, William and Orval of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Langs of Battle Creek, Mrs. Erma Berg and Mrs. Velma Joslin of Gladwin., Four sisters and one

brother preceded him in death.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. George White officiating. Burial was in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-17/1955 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

MILDRED RUTH HEATH (ABT. 30 JAN 1922 - 13 DEC 1923)

 

Mildred Ruth, infant daughter for Mr. and Mrs Uriah W. Heath of Gladwin township, died Dec. 13, 1923, aged 1 year, 10 months and 13 days, after a short illness. She is mourned by her parents, four sisters and six brothers. Services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. W. J. Johnston. Burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-20/1923 Column - 2 Page - 4

 

URIAH W. HEATH (30 JAN 1865 – 18 DEC 1942)

 

Uriah W. Heath Dies at Home in Gladwin Twp.

 

Uriah. W. Heath died Friday, December 18th at his home in Gladwin township. He was born

January 30, 1865, in Van Wert, County, Ohio, and married Julia F. Purk, July 4, 1895. They have

lived in Mchigan since January 3, 1918.

 

Surviving besides his wife are 10 children, Mariman, Charles, James, Mrs. Alva Poor, Mrs. Bertha Langs, Mrs. Robert Berg, William, Elmer, Mrs. C. Joslin and Orville. Also a sister, Mrs. Ellen

Purk of Convoy, Ohio, survives. Three children preceded him in death.

 

Services were held at the Hall Funeral Home Monday, December 21st with Rev. L. J. Washmuth

officiating. Interment was made in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1942 Column – 1 Page – 1.

 

ANGELINE HETHERINGTON (26 NOV 1857 – 27 AUG 1938)

 

Mrs. Simon Hetherington who died in Bay City Saturday will be buried in McClure cemetery

Tuesday. Gladwin County Record dated 8-31/1938 Column – 3 Page – 3.

 

ARTHUR MORTON HETHERINGTON (9 APRIL 1907 - 17 APRIL 1975)

 

A. M. HETHERINGTON

 

Arthur M. Hetherington, 68, of 1545 Moose Dr., Secord Township, died Thursday afternoon, April 17, at Midland Hospital following an extended illness.

 

Born in Gladwin County, April 9, 1907, he had lived in the county most of his life. Mr. Hetherington and the former Mildred Wallace were married in Davison September 18, 1974. He was a self employed farmer.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mildred of Gladwin; 4 sons, Arthur, Donald and Patrick, |all of California, and Max of Grand Blanc; 4 daughters, Mrs. Leona Shelton of Lapeer, Mrs. Marilyn Bastian of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Betty Brown and Mrs. Irene Lennon, both of California; and 24 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin Township. Gladwin County Record dated 4-23/1975 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

BERNICE (HOSKINSON) HETHERINGTON (1905 - 2001)

 

CHARLES A. HETHERINGTON (13 NOV 1922 - 12 JUNE 1991)

 

Charles A. Hetherington, 68, of 59 W. Wagarville Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 12, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin Township, Nov. 13, 1922, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Hetherington retired after 38 years with the Gladwin County Road Commission as state maintenance foreman. He was a member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church and the Northeast Michigan Livestock Association. Mr. Hetherington and the former Irene Greer were married March 7, 1942, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Thomas, Randy and Kevin of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Nattalie) Berthume of Rexton; 3 brothers, Carl of Highland, Donald of Temecula, Calif, and Delmer of Industry, Calif.; 3 sisters, Eva Gidcumb of Indianapolis, Ind., Nellie Barshun of Midland and Mildred Klein of Gladwin; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ed and Roy and 2 sisters, Nettie Terbush and Florence Barshun.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Gladwin Assembly of God Church, The Rev. Donald Potter officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., Michigan Heart Assoc. or the Assembly of God. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 06-19/1991 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

EUNICE (LOOKER) HETHERINGTON (28 JULY 1891 - 9 MARCH 1932)

 

MRS. PHIL H. HETHERINGTON

 

   Eunice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Looker, was born July 28, 1891, in Hamilton township, Clare county, where she resided until her marriage to Phil Hetherington April 7, 1912. They removed to their farm in Gladwin township and from there to Winegars, where she died March 9, 1932, of broncho pneumonia. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Phil Hetherington; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Stauffer, Mrs. Ralph Klein of Gladwin and Mrs. Faye McGlaughlin of Pontiac; three brothers, James and Lawrence of Gladwin and Emmet of Pontiac, and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother Arthur and her parents preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 03-17/1932 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

FRANK MORTON HETHERINGTON (31 JAN 1879 - 22 JUNE 1934)

 

FRANK HETHERINGTON DIES AFTER STROKE

 

OLD-TIME LUMBER-CAMP COOK SUCCUMBS SUDDENLY T APOPLEXY

 

   Frank Morton Hetherington, 55, old-time lumber-camp cook, and resident of Gladwin county since 1895, died suddenly Friday at his home, the victim f an apoplectic stroke. He was a member of the A.O.O.G. and of the I.O.O.F. By trade he was a cook, and he and Mrs. Hetherington have been cooks in several camps, among them being the Harvy Dam in Newaygo county, and of late he has been employed at the CCC camp. He was at home for the week, and had just finished the stone veneer on his house, nad in less than two hours he was found dead in the yard, a stroke of apoplexy causing instant death. He has been a respected citizen of the county and has many neighbors, friends and relatives who mourn his death.

 

Funeral services were conducted from the house and from the McClure church Monday afternoon by Elder Hubert Case of the Latter Day Saint Diocese, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Margaret F. Nash. The church choir furnished the music, singing two numbers, "Just Lean Upon Jesus," and "It is Well with My Soul." Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

 

Frank Hetherington was born January 31, 1879, in Canada. He came to Gladwin county when he was a lad of 16, and has lived here ever since. April 30, 1899 he married Maude Arnott, three children were born, two of whom survive; Mrs. Julie Marshall of Flint and Arthur of Gladwin. Stanley died at the age of 18 months. Besides his widow and five grandchildren, he also leaves one brother, Phil Hetherington of Winegars, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Peters and Mrs. Gertrude Breault of Gladwin and Mrs. Harriet Peters of Ortonville. Gladwin County Record dated 06-28/1934 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

HENRIETTA (SOUTHWELL) HETHERINGTON (20 JAN 1857 - 3 SEP 1924)

 

Mrs. Henrietta Hetherington died very suddenly Sept. 3, 1924 at the home of her son, Frank Hetherington, who is living at the Edenville dam. Mrs. Hetherington had been working around the house during the day when she was taken suddenly ill, and died in a short time. Funeral services were held Sept. 5, 1924. Mrs. Hetherington was aged 67 years, 7 months and 14 days.

   She is survived by two sons, Frank and Philander Hetherington, and three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Breault, Mrs. Will Peters and Mrs. Howard Peters. Funeral services were held Sept. 5, conducted by Rev. C. Peterson with burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-18/1924 Column - 2 Page - 4

 

JAMES WILLIAM HETHERINGTON (26 AUG 1883 - 17 JAN 1958)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO JAMES HETHERINGTON

 

   James William Hetherington, 74, retired Gladwin township farmer, died Friday following a four day illness. He was born in Kuskoka, Ont., August 26, 1883, and came to Gladwin when a year old, residing in the county since. He had operated his farm in Gladwin township most of his life retiring eight years ago. Surviving are his widow, Lucinda; four sons, Leo of Clio, Clarence of Gladwin, Roy and Albert of Flint; six daughters, Mrs. Eylayah Ridley of Bentley, Mrs. Veva Chrysler of Royal Oak, Mrs. Nellie Simpson of Melvindale, Mrs. Mable Shannon of Midland, Mrs. Mary Barker of Battle Creek, Mrs. Anna Arbuckle of Detroit; four brohters, Oney of Gladwin, Leslie and Roy of Bay City, Oral of Saginaw; two sisters, Mrs. Meade Edick of Flint and Mrs. Mable Musser of Bay City; 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Miner Funeral home here. The Rev. H. J. Meyer officiated and burial was in McClure cemetery. The grandsons were pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 01-22/1958 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

JENNIE (GENEVIEVE?) (BREAULT) HETHERINGTON (3 NOV 1882 - 7 FEB 1961)

 

RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. HETHERINGTON

 

   Mrs. Jennie Hetherington, 79, of Gladwin, died Tuesday after a short illness. The former Jennie Breault was born on Nov. 3, 1882, and was married to Oney Hetherington on Oct. 30, 1901, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1960.

   Surviving are six sons, Edward and Charles, of Gladwin; Roy, Carl, and Donald, of Pontiac; and Delmar, of Bloomfield Hills; five daughters; Mrs. Nettie Turbush, of Clarkston, Mrs. Eva Bunker, of Pontiac, Mrs. Florence Barshun, of Clawson, Mrs. Nellie Foor and Mrs. Mildred Klein, of Gladwin; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Kern, of Gladwin; three brothers, Edward, John and Murnie Breault, all of Gladwin; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

   Friends may call at the Miner Funeral Home until 11:00 a.m. Friday and at the Free Methodist Church until time of services 1 p.m. The Rev. R. E. Fogelsonger will officiate and burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-08/1961 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

LIONEL "ONEY" HETHERINGTON (27 FEB 1880 - 11 NOV 1960)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR O. HETHERINGTON

 

   Oney Hetherington, 80, retired Gladwin County farmer, died Friday after a short illness. Born in Tuscola County on Feb. 27, 1880, he came to Gladwin with his parents at the age of three. He was married to the former Jennie Breault in Gladwin on Oct. 30, 1901, and they made their home in Gladwin Township. They moved to Gladwin City in 1948 when he retired from farming.

   Surviving besides his wife are six sons, Edward and Charles, of Gladwin, Roy, Carl, and Donald, of Pontiac, and Delmar, of Bloomfield Hills; five daughters, Mrs. Nettie Turbush, of Clarkston, Mrs. Eva Bunker, of Pontiac, Mrs. Florence Barshun, of Clawson, Mrs. Nellie Foor and Mrs. Mildred Klein, of Gladwin; three brothers, Leslie, of Bay City, Royce, of Saginaw, and Oral, of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Musser, of Bay City, and Mrs. Meda Edick, of Flint; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gladwin Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry C. Hall officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl Behnke, Charles Burns, Jim Robertson, Ralph Stauffer, Alva Hooker and Mercedes Zamarron. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1960 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

M. LUCINDA (GRAY) HETHERINGTON (20 JAN 1883 - 3 MAY 1973)

 

Mrs. M. Lucinda Hetherington, 90, of 301 Erie St., Gladwin City, died Thursday, May 3, at Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Noble County, Ind., January 20, 1883, the former Lucinda Gray came to Gladwin County with her parents when she was three years old and to Gladwin City at the age of eight. She and James W. Hetherington were married December 25, 1902, in Gladwin, and he preceded her in death in 1958.

   Surviving are four sons, Leo, of Clio, Clarence of Gladwin, Albert and Roy (Sam) of Flint; six daughters, Mrs. Eulaylah Ridley, Mrs. O. J. (Nellie) Simpson, and Mrs. Harley (Mabel) Coats, all of Gladwin, Mrs. Robert (Veva) Chrysler of Southgate, Mrs. Xelpho (Mary) Barker of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Anna Arbuckle of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Thompson of Gladwin; 36 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren, and seven great, great grandchildren. A son, Wayne, died Nov. 15, 1949. Services were held Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. C. E. Howe officiating, and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-09/1973 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

PERCY HETHERINGTON (1902 - 1970)

 

PHILANDER E. HETHERINGTON (14 JAN 1890 - 21 FEB 1951)

 

PHIL HETHERINGTON PASSES AWAY

 

   Philander E. Hetherington, 61, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 21, after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Reigle Funeral Home. The Rev. M. F. Nash of Morris Town, assisted by the Rev. Louis Carroll, of the Gladwin Methodist Circuit, will officiate and burial will be made in the McClure cemetery.

   Mr. Hetherington was born on January 14, 1890 in Ontario, Canada, the son of William and Henry-etta Hetherington. He came to Gladwin county 57 years ago from Canada and was an operator for the Wolverine Power Company, making his home in Hay township. In 1912 he married Miss Eunice Looker, who preceded him in death in 1932. On August 14, 1934 he was married to Miss Mae Weir, in Gladwin. He was a member of the Gladwin Lodge F. & A.M. 397 and the Gladwin Lodge I.O.O.F. and the Encampment. Surviving are his wife, Mae; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Breault, of Gladwin; also a number of other relatives. Gladwin County Record dated 02-21/1951 Column - 6 Page – 1

 

ROY A. HETHERINGTON (21 SEP 1920 – 13 SEP 1997)

 

ROY A. "SAM" HETHERINGTON

 

Roy A. "Sam" Hetherington, 76, of Davison, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997 at McLaren Hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1920 in Gladwin to James and Lucinda Gray Hetherington, Sam moved to the Flint area as a teenager and worked for and retired from Fisher Body #1. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 581. Roy married the former Oma Baker in 1951 in Angola, Ind.

 

Surviving are one son, William of Burton; one daughter, Debra and husband Doug Coolich of Davison; five sisters, Mary Barker of Battle Creek, Eulaylah Ridley, Veva Shaw, Nellie Simpson and Mabel Coats, all of Gladwin; seven grandchildren, Billy and Heather Bateman, Rachel Williams, Christal and Michelle Hetherington, Lisa Christenson and Bobbi Rettelle; six great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two stepgreat- grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mae Hetherington of Gladwin, Marie Hetherington of Clio, and Irene Hetherington of Flint; and special friends, Oma Warden and Sandy Nickerson. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne, Albert, Leo and Clarence, and one sister, Anna Arbuckle.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Dr. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the family. Gladwin County Record dated 9-17/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2.

 

SIMON EPHRIM "SIMS" HETHERINGTON (9 MARCH 1853 – 18 APR 1922)

 

SIMON HETHERINGTON

 

Simon Hetherington, aged 69 years, died Tuesday evening, April 18, at 10 o'clock at his residence, 1309 Marquette avenue, Bay City, after an illness of three weeks with heart trouble. Mr. Hetherington was a retired farmer, going, to Bay City three years ago from Gladwin county, where he resided for 32 years.

 

He is survived by his wife, Angeline Hetherington, to whom he was married 47 years ago in Canada, and 10 children, S. E. Lionel, James W., Orval, Royce aind Leslie R. Hetherington, Mrs. A. Edick, Mrs. Henry Merkle, Mrs. Richard Gage, and Mrs. Charles Musser, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Robinson of Gladwin; Mrs. George Gale and Mrs. John Shipley of Canada. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners.

 

The funeral was held Friday morning from the house, in Bay City, and Sunday afternoon at the McClure M. E. church, in Gladwin county, with burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-27/1922 Column – 4 Page – 5.

 

WILLIAM HETHERINGTON (13 NOV 1845 – MARCH 1922)

 

WILLIAM HETHERINGTON

 

William Hetherington was born Nov. 13, 1845, in Cumberland county, England. At the age of 8 yrs. he came with his parents on a sailing vessel to this country, the voyage lasting six weeks. They settled in Middlesex county, Province of Ontario, Canada.

 

In August, 1874, he was married to Henrietta Southworth and to this union were born seven children, of whom two have preceded their father to the grave. Mr. and Mrs. Hetherington came to Gladwin in 1895 and settled on their farm, in Gladwin township. They joined the Baptist church in early life in Canada.

 

Besides Mrs. Hetherington there are left to mourn, two sons and three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Peters and Frank of Gladwin township, Mrs. Howard Peters of Edenville, Philander and Mrs. Stanley Breault of Gladwin township, one brother Simon Hetherington of Bay City; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Robinson of Gladwin and Mrs. John T. T. Shipley of Forest, Ontario, and Mrs. Geo. Gale of Elsie Craigs,, Canada, besides a host of other relatives and friends; Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Ford,, Sunday afternoon at the McClure M. E. church. Interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-9/1922 Column – 4 Page – 5.

 

ALBERT L. HINKLEY (9 MARCH 1909 – 30 AUG 1960)

 

Rites Saturday for A. L Hinkley

 

Albert L. Hinkley, 51, of Tecumseh, died at St. Joseph Hospital, Ann Arbor, on Tuesday after a 10-day illness. He was born in Gladwin March 9, 1909, and was married to the former Edith Calhoun. They moved to Tecumseh from Gladwin eight years ago.

 

Survivors are his wife, Edith; two sons, James of Utica and Edward of Washington, D.C.; his father, Cyrus, of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Nash and Mrs. Fred Brushaber of Gladwin, and Mrs. Francis Mason of Gaylord; and one grandchild.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Chapel with the Rev. Edgar Owens, of the Missionary Baptist Church of Tecumseh, officiating. Burial is in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-31/1960 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

FLOYD E. HOBART (? - ?)

 

ANNA E. HODGES (1 DEC 1883 - 17 DEC 1912)

 

CHARLES HOFFMAN (28 DEC 1857 - 28 AUG 1923)

 

Charles Huffman of Gladwin township died suddenly Tuesday night about 9:30, just after retiring. He had been on a trip to Midland that day. Gladwin County Record dated 08-30/1923 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

CHARLES HOFFMAN

RESIDENT OF GLADWIN COUNTY 21 YEARS PASSES AWAY IN USUAL HEALTH.

 

   Charles Hoffman was born December 28, 1857, at Van Wert, O., and grew to manhood there. He was married to Mary Snyder, May 1, 1876. They lived in Ohio until 1902 when they moved to their farm near Gladwin, Mich., where he died August 28, 1923. Mr. Hoffman had returned that day from a visit with his daughter Mrs. Harry Vincent, and sister, Mrs. Ellsworth Brown, at Midland. Soon after retiring Mrs. Hoffman heard a strange noise from the stricken man and went to a neighbor's house to phone for a doctor, When she returned home Mr. Hoffman had passed away, from apoplexy it is thought.

   He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife and nine children, (one having died in infancy) and 12 grandchildren. Those living are Christ and Paul of Gladwin, Frank of Omaha, Nebraska, Lewis of Ionia, Carey of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mrs. Corvin Shaw and Della of Chicago and Mrs. Harry Vincent of Midland; also two brothers and one sister, B. C. Hoffman of Ohio City, Ohio, J. C. Hoffman of Grover Hill, Ohio, and Mrs. Ellsworth Brown of Midland.

   Except for eight years when he served, Gladwin county as superintendent of the poor farm where he died. His was a busy life, filled with hard work and tempered to the Golden Rule of the Master. The community loses a good citizen, the children an interested and faithful father, the wife a true and loving husband. Mr. Hoffman was of a happy disposition and made friends with all whom he came in contact with and his departure leaves a gloom over the community that is felt by all who knew him.

   He was reared in a Christian home and in early life became a member of the Reformed church. In later years he united with the Methodist church and lived an exemplary life. The beautiful floral tributes and the large crowd in attendance at the funeral gave expression of the high esteem in which he was held. He was a member of Gladwin lodge No. 177, I.O.O.F. who attended the funeral in a body.

   The funeral services were held Sunday at one o'clock at the McClure M.E. church conducted by Rev. E. T. Smith of Gladwin and Rev. Chas Peterson of McClure and the body was laid to rest in the McClure cemetary. Services at the grave were conducted by the Odd fellows. The funeral was the largest ever held at McClure.

   The following from a distance attended the funeral: Dr. C. V. Shaw of Chicago, Harry Vincent of Midland, Mr. and Mrs. E. Brown of Midland, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hoffman of Ohio City, O., Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hoffman of Ohio City, O., Mr. and Mrs. I. Pond of Lina, O., A. H. Bradley, Earl McCartney, J. Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glasgow, Miss Goldie Foster, Mrs. Haskell, and daughter Bertha and Mrs. Jim Bradley of Midland. Gladwin County Record dated 09-06/1923 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

HAZEL G. (GARRITY) HOFFMAN (14 SEP 1899 - 6 MAY) 1970)

 

RITES HERE FOR HAZEL HOFFMAN

 

   Mrs. Hazel G. Hoffman, 70, of Butman Township, died Wednesday, May 6, at Saginaw St. Luke's Hospital, following a short illness. The former Miss Hazel Garrity was born September 14, 1899, in Hamilton Township. She and Paul L. Hoffman, of Gladwin, were married December 20, 1946, in Detroit. Mrs. Hoffman taught in Detroit area schools at the time of her retirement and had been a teacher for 45 years.

   Survivors are her husband, Paul; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Faught of Alma. Services were held Saturday, May 9, at 2:00 at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Helena Richmond officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-13/1970 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

LOUIS R. HOFFMAN (28 JAN 1923 - 5 JAN 1994)

 

Louis R. Hoffman, 70, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1994, in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a short bout with cancer. He was born in Gladwin on Jan. 28, 1923, and had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Hoffman was a retired rigger for Dow Chemical Co. in Midland. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Gladwin County VFW 7303, the DAV, Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397 F& AAM, Bay City Consistory, The Shriners, Military Order of The Purple Heart and the Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292.

   Surviving are one brother, Jean of Pinconning; 2 sisters, Jeanette Anderson and Doris Blank of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. Chaplain Joseph White officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. A Masonic Service was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Gladwin County Record dated 01-12/1994 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

MARY ANN (SNYDER) HOFFMAN (12 DEC 1858 - 22 OCT 1943)

 

MARY A. HOFFMAN DIES HERE FRIDAY

 

   Mrs. Mary Hoffman, 85, died at her home here Friday evening. Funeral services were held at the McClure Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiating. Burial was in the McClure cemetery. A prayer service at the Hall Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. preceded the funeral.

   Mary Ann Snyder was born December 12, 1858, in Ohio City, Ohio. She was married to Charles Hoffman on May 1, 1876, and they lived in Ohio until 1902 when they moved to Gladwin county. Mr. Hoffman passed away on August 28, 1923. Surviving are five sons, Christ and Paul of Gladwin; Frank of Omaha, Nebraska; Lewis, of Ionia; and Carey, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Corvin Shaw and Delia, of Chicago; and Mrs. Harry Vincent, of Midland; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 10-27/1943 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

PAUL L. HOFFMAN (15 DEC 1899 - 17 MAY 1984)

 

Paul L. Hoffman, 84, of 3885 West M-61, Gladwin, died Thursday, May 17, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, on December 15, 1899, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397, the Bay City Consistory, Elf Kharuafeh Temple, Gladwin Historical Society, Michigan Harness Horseman's Assoc. and the U.S. Trotting Assoc. He was married to the former Hazel Garrity on December 20, 1946. She preceded him in death May 6, 1970. He married Charlene Stevenson on October 6, 1972, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Billie) Palmer of Minneapolis, Minn.; and 2 grandchildren. 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 McClure Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 05-23/1984 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

Paul L. Hoffman (Midland Daily News, May 19, 1984)

 

Paul L. Hoffman, 84, of Gladwin, died Thursday evening at Midland Hospital Center following a short illness.

 

He was born Dec. 15, 1899, in VanWert, Ohio. He was a retired farmer and a resident of Gladwin most of life. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Masonic Lodge 397, Gladwin, the Elf Khurafeh Temple, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Right Consistory of Bay City, the Gladwin Historical Society, the Michigan Harness Horseman’s Association and the U.S. Trotting Association.

 

Mr. Hoffman married the former Hazel Garrity on Dec. 20, 1946, in Detroit; she died May 6, 1970. On Oct. 6, 1972, Mr. Hoffman married Charlene Stevenson, in Gladwin. She survives him.

 

He also leaves his stepdaughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Billie Irene) Palmer of Minneapolis; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Friends may call after 5p.m. today at the Hall Funeral Home, where there will be a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

 

ANDREW HORLOCHER (2 SEP 1837 - 4 APRIL 1911)

 

Andrew Horlocher was born Sept. 2, 1837, died April 4, 1911, and was 73 years, 7 months and 2 days. He was a native of Pennsylvania, moving to Michigan 41 years ago. He resided in Gladwin county since 1883. A widow and four children Willard, Daniel and Emma of Gladwin and Harry of Portland survive him. Funeral services were held from the family residence April 6, and interment had in the McClure cemetery Rev. Westphal officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 04-13/1911 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

MARY CATHERINE (KISNER) HORLOCHER (28 JAN 1842 - 9 FEB 1934)

 

MRS. MARY HORLOCHER, RESIDENT SINCE '82 DIES

 

   Mary Catherine Horlocher, Gladwin county resident since 1882, died February 9 at her home on North Arcade street, after an illness of four days. Mrs. Horlocher, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kisner, was born January 28, 1842, in Sullivan county, Pennslyvania, and was married to Andrew Horlocher. In 1882 the Horlochers came to Gladwin and located on a farm in Gladwin township. After Mr. Horlocher's death, April 4, 1911, the family came to Gladwin city, where they have lived the past 20 years.

   Her daughter, Mrs. Emma McDonald, and son, Daniel Horlocher, at home, and son, Willard Horlocher, of Flint, survive her. One son, Harry, died, two years ago at Portland, Oregon. Funeral services were held at the home Monday at 2:30 p.m., February 12, conducted by Rev. D. A. Hoenshell. Burial took place at McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-15/1934 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

ADA A. HOSKINSON (11 SEP 1909 - FEB 1979)

 

(Feb. 28, 1979)

 

Services for Mrs. Hoskinson, 69, who died at home Monday, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery near Gladwin. She was born in Gladwin Township, Sept. 11, 1909. Among survivors is her husband, Charles.

 

CAREY A. HOSKINSON (7 FEB 1879 – 20 JULY 1963)

 

Services Held for Cary Hoskinson

 

Cary A. Hoskinson, 84, died at his home in Gladwin Saturday after an illness of six weeks. Born in Putman County, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 1879, he came to Gladwin in 1916 from Henry County, Ohio.

 

He was married to the former Dora Klein in McClure, Ohio on June 2, 1903. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles S. and Blair, of Gladwin; a daughter, Mrs. Percy Hetherington, of Flint; a sister Gladys Hoskinson, of McClure, Ohio; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 pm at the Hall Funeral Home with Richard Owen and Clinton Goff officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-24/1963 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

CHARLES S. HOSKINSON (23 JAN 1904 - 27 MAY 1984)

 

Charles S. Hoskinson, 80, of Gladwin, died Sunday, May 27, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Henry Cuonty  Ohio, on January 23, 1904, he had spent most of his life here. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Hoskinson and the former Norma Brown were married in October 1926, and she died in February 19. He married the former A Robinson in April 1947 in Clare. She preceded him in death Februray 26, 1970.

   Surviving are one son, Elbert of Gladwin; one brother, Blair of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Berniece Hetherington of Flint; grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services were held today Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carl Briggs officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-30/1984 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

 

Charles Hoskinson (Midland Daily News, May 30, 1984)

 

Charles S. Hoskinson, 80, of Gladwin, died Sunday, May 27, 1984, in Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness.

 

He was born Jan. 23, 1904, in Henry County, Ohio. He had lived in Gladwin most of his life and was a retired farmer.  Mr. Hoskinson married Norma Brown in October 1926 in Gladwin.  She died in February 1930. In April 1947 he married Ada Robinson in Clare. She died in Feb. 26, 1979.

 

He leaves his son, Elbert Hoskinson of Gladwin; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Bernice Hetherington of Flint; and brother, Blair Hoskinson of Gladwin.

 

Services were held today at 2 p.m. in Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Carl Briggs officiating.  Burial was in McClure Cemetery.

 

 

(Midland Daily News, May 29, 1984)

 

Charles Hoskinson, of Gladwin, died Sunday, May 27, 1984, in Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness.  Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel.

 

DORA (KLEIN) HOSKINSON (1 SEP 1886 – 7 MAY 1973)

 

Mrs. Dora Hoskinson, 86, of 402 Second St., Gladwin City, died Monday, May 7, at the Gladwin Area Hospital, following a short illness. The former Miss Dora Klein was born in Henry County,

Ohio, September 1, 1886, and had been a resident of Gladwin County for 57 years, coming here in 1916. She and Cary A. Hoskinson were married June 21, 1903, in McClure, Ohio, and

he preceded her in death July 20, 1963.

 

Surviving are two sons, Charles S. and Blair B., both of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Percy (Bernice) Hetherington of Flint; two brothers, Harry and Ralph Klein, both of Gladwin; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Ellis of Gladwin; five grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

 

Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with Henry Eicher and Dale Matusik officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-9/1973 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

NORMA G. (BROWN) HOSKINSON (23 APR 1906 - 19 FEB 1930)

 

Norma Geraldine Brown, daughter of Elbert and Hanna Brown, was born April 23, 1906, in Paulding county, Ohio, and moved with her parents to Gladwin county, Mich., March 8, 1910. Her mother departed this life Feb. 3, 1916, leaving little Norma to mother her younger brothers and sisters.

 

Norma was married to Charles S. Hoskinson Oct. 30, 1926. To this union two sons were born, Elbert, Allen, two years old, and baby brother who, with his mother, departed this life Feb. 3, 1930.

 

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, son Elbert, father, four brothers, two sisters, a step sister and a host of other relatives and friends. Norma was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a loyal friend, and though she answered her call to the Master at the early age of 28 years, 9 months, 10 days. She will long be missed by relatives, friends and the community, for to know her was to love her.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Haskins Thursday afternoon, Feb. 6, at the McClure church. Interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-20/1930 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

CLIVE S. HOWELL (20 NOV 1932 - 4 JUNE 2000)

 

   Clive S. Howell, 67, of Gladwin, died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born Nov. 20, 1932 in Flint, he was the son of Gordon and Catherine (Gryzmala) Howell He lived in Gladwin County since 1990 and previously lived in Flint. Clive married Deanna Taylor, Dec. 4, 1954 in Bethlehem, Pa. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Navy. He worked as a laborer for General Motors in Fling, retiring in 1988 after 30 1/2 years.

   Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Ronald and wife Sharon of Fenton, Kenneth and wife Tonya of Sylva, N.C., and Robert and wife Lisa of Flint; one daughter, Wendy and husband Neal Bentley of Byron; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Pastor Rick Story officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 06-07/2000 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

CHLOE MAY (YOUNG) HUTSON (ABT. 28 SEP 1888 - 24 MAY 1915)

 

CHLOE MAY HUTSON

 

Chloe May Hutson, wife of J. H. Hutson, died at her home at Hockaday, Monday morning, after an illness of eight weeks. Deceased was born in Gladwin township, where she lived until 5 years ago.

 

She was married to J. H. Hutson, March 31, 1907, and in the spring of 1910 they moved to Butman township, where they have since resided.

 

Mrs. Hutson was converted at an early age and was a faithful member of the Hockaday Free Methodist church a number of years.

 

Mrs. Hutson leaves to mourn her loss, a husband and four children, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Young, seven brothers and one sister, besides a host of friends, who feel that they have lost a kind and loving neighbor.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev James Hygema at the Hockaday Free Methodist church, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, with interment in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-27/1915 Column – 5 Page – 1.

 

GLENN ALLEN HUTSON (9 SEP 1900 - MAY 1966)

 

From the Gladwin Record 5/11/1966

 

Retired Farmer Dies at Home - Glen Hutson, 65, of North M-30, died suddenly at his home last Wednesday after a long illness.  Services were held Saturday at 2:30pm from the Hall Funeral Home.  The Rev. Helena Richmond officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery.  Born in Gladwin on Sept. 9, 1900, he had spent his life here.  Mr. Hutson was a retired farmer.  He was married to the former Maude Hatch in Gladwin in 1930.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Clancy, Mrs. Emma Sparling and Mrs. Letha Grove, of Flint; three brothers, Harold Hutson of Saginaw, Sanford Shoults, of Tuscon, Ariz., and Albert Grandy of Grand Rapids.

 

 

IVA MAUDE (HATCH) HUTSON (12 SEP 1890 – 27 MAY 1974)

 

IVA MAUDE HUTSON

 

 Iva Maude Hutson, 83, of 3061 Lakeshore Dr., Gladwin, died Monday, May 27, at the

Gladwin Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hutson was born in Gladwin County September 12, 1890, and lived most of her life here. The former Iva Maude Hatch and Glen Hutson were married in 1930 in Gladwin and he died May 4, 1966. A daughter also preceded

her in death. Survivors are a brother, John Hatch of Gladwin; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Raby of

Alger.

 

Services will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Helena Egts officiating; Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-29/1974 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

JOHN H. HUTSON (18 OCT 1879 - 28 NOV 1954)

 

The community extends deepest sympathy to the relatives of John Hutson who passed away Sunday. Funeral services were held at Bentley and burial at McClure. Gladwin County Record dated 12-1/1954 Column – 3 Page – 3.

 

J'S

 

CASSIUS WILBUR JOHNSON (8 JAN 1870 – 11 APRIL 1935)

 

CASSIUS W. JOHNSON OF GLADWIN TWP. DIES

 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 13, for Cassisus W. Johnson at his home in Gladwin township, conducted by Rev. M. F. Nash, followed by burial at the McClure cemetery. He was born January 8, 1870, in Van Wert county, Ohio, and had been a resident of Gladwin countv 27 years. He died April 11, 1935.

 

He is survived by his wife, one son, Francis Johnson of Midland, one daughter, Mrs. Eva Thomson of Gladwin, five grandchildren, two brothers, Gettus of Lima, Ohio, and Marvin of Carson City; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Hawkins of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Jennie Fife of Lansing and Mrs. Mary Smith of Cleveland, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 4-17/1935 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

LILLIAN REBECCA JOHNSON (1872 - APRIL 1933)

 

CLAIR L. JOSLIN (20 APR 1912 – 7 NOV 1997)

 

CLAIR L. JOSLIN

 

Clair L. Joslin, 86, of Gladwin, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. Born April 20, 1912 in Clare County, he lived most of his life in Clare and Gladwin County. Clair married the former Velma Heath, Nov. 3, 1935 in Clare. He had been employed by the Gladwin County Road Commission, retiring in 1975 after 21 years. He was a member of the Wagarville Methodist Church.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Don and wife Marie of New Boston and Delbert and wife Kay of Cedar; one daughter, Marlene and husband Frank TeTu of Midland; three sisters, Blanche Richmond of Clare, Mildred Bunting of Muskegon, and Dorothy Scliarr of Coleman; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Wagarville Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 11-12/1997 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

VELMA F. (HEATH) JOSLIN (24 FEB 1914 - 18 JULY 2000)

Velma F. Joslin, 86, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at the home of her daughter, in Midland, following a short illness. Born Feb. 24, 1914 in Paulding County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Uriah and Julia (Purk) Heath. She lived in Gladwin County most of her life. Velma married Clair Joslin, Nov. 3, 1935 in Clare. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Marlene and husband Frank Tetu of Midland; two sons, Don L. and wife Marie of New Boston; and Delbert and wife Kay of Cedar; one brother, Orval Heath of Gladwin; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wagarville United Methodist Church or MidMichigan Hospice.

K'S

 

BRETT KENNETH  KAREUS (20 JAN 1984 – 01 SEPT 2001)

 

Brett K. Kareus, 17, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

 

Born Jan. 20, 1984 in Midland, he was a senior at H. H. Dow High School in Midland. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.

 

Brett loved sports and hunting. He was a collector of sports cards and had a great sense of humor.

 

Surviving are his father, Carl of Gladwin; his mother, Kim Kareus and Brett Hillman of Beaverton; grandparents, Ron and Louise Pomaski of Chesterfield Twp.; grandmother, Carolyn Kareus-Asch and Leo Asch, of Gladwin; great-grandmother, Rose Cilia of Gladwin; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; girlfriend, Claire Richardson; and good friend, Chad Boeneman. He will be greatly missed by Dinky.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Ken Kareus; grandparents, Jim and Jeanette Noykos; great-grandpa, George Cilia; and great grandparents, Jerome and Jean Pomaski.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.

 

 

KENNETH FRED KAREUS (31 DEC 1928 - 22 SEP 1996)

 

KENNETH F. KAREUS

 

Kenneth F. Kareus, 67, of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996 at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1928 in Detroit, he resided in Gladwin since 1987 when he moved from Midland. Mr. Kareus was employed as an operating engineer at Fisher Contracting in Midland for 40 years before retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 397 and Operating Engineers Local 324.

 

He married the former Carolyn Southwell June 8, 1957 in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Carl J . of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Carrie Ann Kareus of Edenville, and

Kathleen Marie and husband Brian Fogus of Midland; 4 brothers, Warren of Beaverton, Leonard of Gladwin, William Jr. of Prudenville, and Robert of Midland; 3 sisters, Doris Kinne of Hemlock, Grace Oliverio of East Detroit, and Gloria Moore of Beaverton; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Donald Haskell will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home. A special Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Gladwin County Record dated 9-25/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.

 

WARREN W. KAREUS (27 JULY 1925 - 8 JULY 2001)

Warren W. Kareus, 75, of Beaverton, died Sunday, July 8, 2001 at his home. Born July 27, 1925 in Detroit, he was the son of the late William and Ella May (Gooden) Kareus. He was retired from the Gladwin County Road Commission. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Masonic #394 F & AM, the VFW #7303, and the Eagles #3292

He is survived by his wife Pauline; his children, Susan Bellair, Linda Lang, Michael Kareus, all of Beaverton, Barb Shearer of Roscommon, and Cheri Berry, John Card, and John Kareus, all of Gladwin; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard of Gladwin, Bill of Roscommon, and Robert of Midland; two sisters, Doris Kinne of Hemlock and Grace Oliverio of California.He was preceded in death by one brother, Ken; and one sister, Gloria Moore.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made out to the Parkinson Association.

ARTHUR EDMUND KELLY (26 MAY 1947 - 31 MAY 1948)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR YEAR-OLD SON

 

   Arthur Edmund Kelly, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kelly, Secord township, died on Monday, May 31. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Reigle Funeral Home with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Burial will be in the McClure cemetery.

   Arthur Edmund was born on May 26, 1947 in Pontiac and is survived by his parents, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Nellie Kelly, Secord township and Mrs. Augusta Will, of Ann Arbor. Gladwin County Record dated 06-02/1948 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

WAYNE T. KELLY (16 JAN 1904 - 18 JAN 1981)

 

Wayne T. Kelly, 77, of 2282 North Kern Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Jan. 18, at his home following a long illness. Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on January 16, 1904, he came to Gladwin County in 1947. He spent his early years in South Dakota on Indian reservations where his parents taught. In 1918, Mr. Kelly came to Mt. Pleasant where he graduated from high school in 1923. Her received his life certificate for teaching in 1926 from Central Michigan College of Education and his bachelor of arts degree in rural schools in Gladwin and Clare counties and from 1965 until his retirement in 1970 he taught at Sanford-Meridian.

   Mr. Kelly also worked in a small parts factory in Royal Oak during World War II and was a rural mail carrier for five years. After retiring from teaching he did voluntary work in the Gladwin schools as a reading specialist. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club, National Retired Teachers Assoc., Michigan Farm Bureau, Gladwin United Methodist Church, church choir, Gladwin County Historical Society, Gladwin County Chapter of Michigan Assoc. of Retired School Personnel, Michigan Education Association, AuSable Valley Chapter of SPEBSQSA (Barbershoppers) and was a former pack leader with Troop 66 of the Cub Scouts.

   He and the former Else Wild were married October 15, 1942, in Royal Oak. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, John of Mt. Pleasant; one daughter, Sarah (Sally) of Essexville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nioma Sherman of Rochester, Mrs. Dorothy Millerd of Detroit and Mrs. Margaret Smith of Garden City; and 3 brothers, Kenneth (Bill) of Mt. Pleasant, Wendell and Woodrow of Gladwin. One son, Arthur, preceded him in death in 1948.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Byron Hatch officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-21/1981 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

ADELINE BLANCHE (CODLING) KERN (22 JUNE 1912 - 16 JUNE 1993)

 

Adeline B. Kern, 80, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 16, 1993, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin County, June 22, 1912, she had spent her lifetime here. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Grace Baptist Church. The former Adeline Codling, she was married to Ralph Kern on April 27, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1961.

     Surviving are 2 sons, Calvin of Gladwin and David of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Floyd of Lowell; one sister, Helen Garner of Sanford; 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister.

     Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor Sam Wilson officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-23/1993 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

Corrections: In the obituary of Adeline Kern last week, a daughter, Arlene Fromer of Belen, N.M., was left out. Also because of incorrect information, she had 30 great grandchildren instead of 23. We are sorry for the errors. Gladwin County Record dated 06-30/1993 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

BABY GIRL KERN (28 JAN 1928 - JAN 1928) - UNNAMED - DAUGHTER OF: AMON W. & LOTTIE KERN

 

We extend our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kern and family in the loss of their little daughter, born Jan. 28. Gladwin County Record dated 2-2/1928 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

DELBERT KERN (24 MARCH 1912 - 05 JUNE 1990)

 

Delbert (Del) Kern, 78, of 3847 Pratt Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Tuesday, June 5, 1990, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness with cancer. Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, March 24 1912, he moved to Gladwin County in 1931. He had been employed by General Motors. Mr. Kern and the former Geneva McManus were married, Nov. 30 1931, in Manistque.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Jack of Flushing, Tom of Tucson, Ariz. and Richard of Houston, Tex; 2 daughters, Babara Backs of St. Louis, Mo. and Linda Kern of Almo, Ky.; one brother, Harvey of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Carrie Whitman and Evelyn Clore of Gladwin, Alice Lorenz of Flint and Bonnie Taylor of Veldez, Alaska; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers, 3 sisters and a son.

   Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Sam Wilson officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-13/1990 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

GENEVA (MCMANUS) KERN (26 JUNE 1913 - 28 APRIL 2002)

 

Mrs. Kern, age 88, passed away Sunday, April, 29, 2002 in Flushing following a brief illness. Geneva was born in Stuben, Michigan on June 26, 1913. She married Delbert Kern November 31, 1931 in Manistique; he preceded her in death in 1990. She was a member of the FOE # 3292 of Gladwin and the Moose Lodge in St. Louis, Missouri.

   She is survived by three sons, Jack (Mary Ann) Kern of Flushing, Tom (Donna) Kern of Tucson, Arizona, and Richard (Jeri) Kern of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Linda Kern of Murray, Kentucky; a son-in-law, Wayland Back of St. Louis, Missouri; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Barbara Back in January of 1999 and a son who passed away at birth.

   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Stanley Sampson presiding. Burial is to follow at McClure Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from noon until the time of services. Gladwin County Record dated 05-01/2002 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

LEONARD KERN (1943 - 1943)

 

LOTTIE ELSIE (DRAKE) KERN (16 FEB 1883 - 18 DEC 1964)

 

SHORT ILLNESS TAKES MRS. KERN

 

     Mrs. Lottie Kern, 81, of Gladwin, passed away Friday at the home of her son. Harvey, near Beaverton, following a brief illness. Born in Amsden, Ohio, February 16, 1883, the former Lottie Drake had been a resident of Gladwin County for 48 years. Her husband, A.W. Kern, died November 20, 1946.

     She leaves 180 descendants. Survivors include four sons, George of Toledo, James of New Rochester, Ohio, Delbert of Gladwin, and Harvey of Beaverton; six daughters, Nellie Sampson, of Gladwin, Elizabeth Warner, of Valrica, Calif., Carrie Whitman of Royal Oak, Evelyn Clore, of Gladwin, Alice Lorenz, of Flint, and Bonnie Taylor of Valdez, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Hayes, of Gladwin; 51 grandchildren, 109 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. L.G. Washmuth and the Rev. Henry Hall officiating. Interment was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1964 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

RALPH WILLIAM KERN (06 APRIL 1904 - 08 MAY 1961)

 

ILLNESS TAKES RALPH KERN

 

     Ralph W. Kern, 57, Buckeye Township farmer, died Monday at the Midland Hospital following an illness of several months. Born on April 6, 1904 in Wood County, Ohio, he came to Gladwin County in 1916 with his parents from Canada, where they had lived three years. He was married to the former Adeline Codling in Wagerville, April 27 1932. Mr. Kern was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church and served on the church board.

     Survivors include his widow, Adeline; two sons, Calvin, of Beaverton, and David, at home; a daughter Mrs. Arlene Fromer, of Beaverton; his mother Lottie Kern, of Gladwin; four brothers, Harvey, of Beaverton, George, of Braduer, Ohio, James, of Pemberville, Ohio and Delbert, of Mt. Morris; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Sampson and Mrs. Evelyn Clore, of Gladwin, Mrs. Elizabeth Warner, of Alma, Mrs. Alice Lorenz, of Flint, Mrs. Bonnie Taylor, of Valdez, Alaska, and Mrs. Carrie Whitman, of Detroit; and eight grandchildren. His brother, Walter, passed away last week.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gladwin Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry C. Hall will officiate and burial is in McClure Cemetery. Mr. Kern's nephews will serve as pallbearers and fellow members of the church board will serve as honorary pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 05-10/1961 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

JACK KINNEY (13 MARCH 1912 - 21 DEC 1982)

 

Jack Kinney, 70, of 57 Walnut St., Wooden Shoe Village, died Tuesday in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ind., on March 13, 1912, he came to Gladwin County in 1973 when he retired as a meat cutter for Hamady Bros. in Flint. Mr. Kinney served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. He was married to the former Velma Foster in 1954 in Angola, Ind. She preceded him in death in 1978.

   Surviving are one son, EN3 Jack on the USS Forrestal in the U.S. Navy; and one sister, Mrs. Christine O'Neill of Indianopolis, Ind. A military funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home by members of the Gladwin County VFW Post. Burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1982 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

AMANDA E. (HARROLD) KLEIN (23 NOV 1862 - 16 DEC 1931)

 

Mrs. Charles A. Klein - Amanda E. Harrold was born in Henry County, Ohio, November 23, 1862 and died at her home in Gladwin December 16, 1931 at the age of 69.  Married to Charles A. Klein in 1833 at Napoleon, Ohio.

 

 

ALTHA DELIAH (CRONK) KLEIN (4 JULY 1906 - 18 NOV 1953)

 

MRS. ALTHA KLEIN PASSES SUDDENLY

 

   Mrs. Altha D. Klein, 47, passed away Wednesday night, November 18, following a sudden illness earlier in the afternoon. The time of the funeral service is tentative upon the arrival of her son, Bernard, from Korea. Annoucement will be made later.

   Altha D. Cronk was born on July 4, 1906, in Gladwin township and spent her entire lifetime here. She married Harry Klein on September 11, 1924, in Gladwin. Surviving are her husband, Harry; one son, Bernard H. Klein, U.S. Marines; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Ann Langford of Kinde and Thelma Arlene at home; her father, Marshall Cronk, of Gladwin; two brothers, Ernest and Wayne Cronk, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Mooneyhame nad Mrs. Belvia Riemenschneider, both of Pontiac; also two granddaughters. Her mother and one sister, Edna, preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1953 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

CHARLEY A. KLEIN (4 SEP 1862 - 5 DEC 1954)

 

Charley A. Klein, 92, passed away Sunday, December 5, after a brief illiness.  Mr. Klein was born on September 4, 1862 in Sandusky, Ohio and came to live in Gladwin County in 1906.  He was married to Amanda Harrold, March 15, 1883 in Ohio.  She preceded him in death on December 16, 1931.

 

He is survived by four sons, Harley, Harvey, Ralph and Harry all of Gladwin; two daughters Mrs. Dora Hoskinson and Mrs. Minnie Ellis of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Eisman of Napoleon, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 8 gg grandchildren.  Services were held this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist Church with Rev. John R. Scott officiating.  Burial was in the McClure cemetery.  The grandsons acted as pallbearers and honorary bearers. Obituary dated __ - DEC - 1954??

 

CHARLES W. KLEIN (17 AUG 1927 - 3 OCT 1995)

 

   Charles W. Klein, 68, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995 at his home. Born Aug. 17, 1927 in Pontiac, he came to Gladwin as a child and was a lifetime resident here. Mr. Klein was a builder and also worked for Brown Machine for 25 years before retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Klein married the former Ellen McAllister May 6, 1950 in Beaverton.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Deborah and husband Jim Grogg of Gladwin; his in-laws, Harold and Leah McAllister of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Ella Winkler of Gladwin, Bernice Tucker of Midland, and Ida and George McGregor of California; and 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Melinda.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Elder Roger Haines and Dr. Ellis Whitehead officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin High School. Gladwin County Record dated 10-11/1995 Column - Page - 7

 

CLARE O. KLEIN (24 JUN 1915 – 3 FEB 2004)

Clare Orville Klein, 88, a long-time resident of Gladwin, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Mid Michigan Stratford Village, Midland.  He was born June 24, 1915, in Gladwin to the late Harley and Gertrude (Foor) Klein. He married the former Mildred Hetherington on Dec. 19, 1936, in Pontiac and they shared 57 years before Mildred’s death in

1993.   Mr. Klein was a farmer in Gladwin Township and worked for Dell Smith Furniture Store for many years and then Robinson Industries, Coleman until his retirement in 1975.  He is survived by son, Greg (Elleen) Klein of Gladwin, daughter Yvonne (Don) Hall of Midland, son-in-law, Charles Balyeat of Flint, sister, Crystal (Harold) McAllister of White Lake; brother, Ward (Stella) Klein of Gladwin; sister-in-laws Doris Klein of Arizona, Nellie Barsuhn of Midland and Irene Hetherington of Gladwin; brother-in-law Don Hetherington of Missouri as well as his grand-children Brian Balyeat of Holly, Tamara Balyeat of Durand and David and Nicole Klein of Gladwin; four Great grandchildren; four step children, Kris (Doug) Fetterolf, Mark McKenna, Steven McKenna, Shawn McKenna all of Gladwin. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred, daughter Marjorie Balyeat, sister Gladis and brother Ray.

Clare loved his church and attended faithfully and he took great pleasure in his grandchildren (David and Nicole) who lived close by. He enjoyed attending Nicole’s dance recitals and their piano recitals, basketball games, track meets and especially David’s baseball games at Gladwin High School, American Legion and Olivet College.  Funeral services will take place at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church under the direction of Pastor Phillip Hortop with burial at McClure  Cemetery at a date and time to be determined. Clare’s family will receive friends at Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, at a date and time to be determined.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.

 

CLIFFORD M. KLEIN (24 MAY 1924 - 5 OCT 1945)

 

CORA E. (LOOKER) KLEIN (9 JUNE 1896 - 31 AUG 1973)

 

Mrs. Cora E. Klein, 77, of Gladwin, died Friday, August 31, at the Gladwin Area Hospital, following a long illness. Born in Clare County, June 9, 1896, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. The former Cora Looker and Ralph Klein were married December 24, 1919, in Wagarville.

   Survivors are her husband, Ralph; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ida Mary McGregor of California, Mrs. Ella Winkler of Gladwin, and Mrs. Bernice Tucker of Midland; a son Charles of Midland; 2 brothers, Emmott Looker of Reyno, Arkansas, and Lawrence Looker of Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Fay Dye of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gladwin First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-05/1973 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

ESTHER INEZ KLEIN (22 MARCH 1928 - 22 MARCH 1930)

 

ESTHER INEZ KLEIN

 

Esther Inez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Klein of Gladwin township, died March 22, 1930, of pneumonia. She was born March 22, 1928. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the McClure church. Interment in McClure cemetery. Ralph Klein and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Klein of Pontiac were here Monday to attend the funeral of their niece, Esther Inez Klein. Gladwin County Record dated 3-27/1930 Column – 5 Page – 5.

 

GERTRUDE ORLETTA (FOOR) KLEIN (27 AUG 1892 - 18 OCT 1963)

 

SERVICES MONDAY FOR MRS. KLEIN

 

   Funeral services were held at the Miner Funeral Home on Monday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Gertrude O. Klein, 71, who died Friday morning at Clare General Hospital after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. The former Gertrude Foor was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on Aug. 27, 1892 and came to Gladwin County with her parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Foor; in 1909. She was married to Harley Klein on March 11, 1911 at McClure and lived there until moving to Gladwin City several years ago. She was a member of the McClure Methodist Church.

   Surviving are her husband, Harley; three sons, Clare and Ward, of Gladwin, and Ray, of Clarkson; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Alexander, of Clarkston, and Mrs. Crystal McAllister; of Union Lake; a brother, Roy Foor, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Crawford, of Grand Ledge, and Mrs. Ethel Powley, of Pontiac; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1963 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

HARLEY A. KLEIN (6 MAY 1888 - 11 SEP 1965)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR HARLEY KLEIN

 

   Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Miner Funeral Home for Harley A. Klein, 77. The Rev. M. R. Putnam officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Mr. Klein was found dead at his home Saturday. Coroner Gerald Miner said the victim had apparently died about September 8 of a heart attack. He was born May 6, 1888 in Henry County, Ohio. He married Gertrude Foor, March 16, 1911 in Gladwin. She died Oct. 18, 1963. Mr. Klein was a membe of the Wagarville Methodist Church.

   Mr. Klein was a farmer in Gladwin Township for many years before he retired and moved into Gladwin City. Surviving are three sons, Clare and Ward, of Gladwin, and Ray, of Clarkston; two daughters, Mrs. James Alexander, of Clarkston, and Mrs. Harold McAllister, of Union Lake; 22 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three brothers, Harvey, Ralph and Harry, of Gladwin, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ellis and Mrs. Dora Hoskinson, all of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1965 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

HARRY KLEIN (22 NOV 1901 - 24 JULY 1990)

 

Harry Klein, 88, of 501 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 24, 1990, in the National Health Care Facility, Sumter, S.C., after a long illness. Born in Henry County, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1901, he moved to a farm at McClure in Gladwin Township, when he was 4 years old. Mr. Klein was the councilman from Ward 4 in Gladwin from 1951 to 1966. He served as mayor in 1966 to 1967. Mr. Klein was a past member of the Gladwin I.O.O.F. Lodge and attended the Gladwin Assembly of God Church. Through the years he was employed by the U.S. Postal Department on the railroad between Chicago and Detroit; worked at the Pontiac State Hospital; was manager of the Gladwin Standard Oil Station; worked in Charles Oglestone's Hardware in Gladwin; was manager of the A&P Store in Flint and in Gladwin; owned his own grocery where the Mill End Store is; worked at Markle's Grocery; and retired from Sun Oil Co. when he was 64 . He also worked noon hours at Capling Wallpaper and Paint until 1988.

   Mr. Klein also enjoyed gardening and many in the area enjoyed his flowers and vegetables. Mr. Klein and the former Altha Cronk were married Sept. 11, 1924, at the Round Lake Baptist Church. She preceded him in death in 1953. Surviving are one son, Bernard of Midland; 2 daughters, Marion Ann Ross of Gladwin and Mrs James (Thelma) Smith of Sumter, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Minnie Ellis and Dora Hoskinson and 3 brothers, Harley, Harvey and Ralph.

   Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Potter and the Rev. Donald Roberts officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Historical Society or the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 08-01/1990 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

HARVEY L. KLEIN (28 DEC 1890 - 26 APRIL 1972)

 

   Harvey L. Klein, 81 died suddenly at his home, 300 Cemetery Street, Gladwin, Wednesday, April 26.  Born in Ohio, December 28, 1890.  Mr. Klein came to Gladwin County in 1906, with his parents.  He and the former Miss Winnie Mae Foor were married in Gladwin March 21, 1912, and they farmed in Gladwin Township until retiring and moving to Gladwin City a number of years ago. 

   Surviving are his wife, Winnie Mae; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Bruner and Mrs. Mabel Beebe, both of Gladwin; four sons, Orlay of Gladwin, Alvin of Midland, Virgil of West Branch, and Lloyd of Brighton; two brothers, Harry and Ralph, both of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Hoskinson and Mrs. Minnie Hoskinson, also of Gladwin; 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. 

   Services were held Saturday at 10am at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1972 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

RALPH B. KLEIN (30 MAY 1896 - 29 MARCH 1982)

 

Ralph B. Klein, 85, of 1007 N. Spring St., Gladwin, died Monday, March 29, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Henry County, Ohio, on May 30, 1896, he came to Gladwin County in 1906. Mr. Klein was a carpenter. He served in World War I and was a member of the Gladwin United Methodist Church. He was married to the former Cora Looker on December 24, 1919, in Wagarville. She preceded him in death on August 31, 1973.

   Surviving are one son, Charles of Gladwin; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ida Mary McGregor of California, Mrs. Ella Winkler of Gladwin and Mrs. Berneice Tucker, of Midland; one brother, Harry of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Gladwin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bates will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-31/1982 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

WINNIE MAE (FOOR) KLEIN (14 JULY 1893 - 8 FEB 1979)

 

Mrs. Winnie M. Klein, 85, of 300 Cemetery St., Gladwin died Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Clare Nursing Home following an illness of six months. Born in Ohio on July 14, 1893, she came to Gladwin County in 1906. The former Winnie Foor, she was married to Harvey L. Klein on March 21, 1912, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1972.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Opal) Bruner and Mrs. Burke (Mabel) Beebe, both of Gladwin; 4 sons, Alvin of Midland, Virgil of West Branch, Lloyd of Brighton and Orlay of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Arthur Foor of Gladwin and Melvin Foor of Midland; one sister, Mrs. Zelma Powley of Gladwin; 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Al Goff officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-14/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

DOROTHY SOPHIE (BUSCH) KNAKE (1 APRIL 1866 - 28 JUNE 1938)

 

Funeral Services Thurs. for Mrs. Dorothy Knake

 

Funeral Thursday services were at 2 p. m. for held Mrs. Dorothy Knake at the Rogers Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Chas. Woods. Burial was at the McClure cemetery. Mrs. Dorothy Knake died here Tuesday, June 28, at the age of 73 years. She was born in Germany April 1, 1865. In 1888 she was married to Henry Knake and to them were born eight children, one of whom with Mr. Knake has preceded her in death.

Mr. and Mrs. Knake came to America in 1909 and settled at Baltimore Maryland. Coming to

Gladwin county in 1913 they lived at Secord, later moving to Butman township, where Mr. Knake

died in 1919. In 1913 Mrs. Knake went to Nebraska with her daughter, where she resided until

three months ago, when she returned to Michigan and lived with her son Henry until the time of

her death.

 

She leaves to mourn, three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Dora Kost of Germany, Mrs. Martha Geortaen of Nebraska, Mrs. Amanda Reisner of Midland and Mrs. Frieda Kroeker of West Branch Henry Knake of Gladwin township, Arnold of Beaverton, and William of Butman township, also one brother, Christopher Busch, of Germany. Gladwin County Record dated 7-6/1938 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

F. WILLIAM KNAKE (1899 - 1981)

 

HENRY FREDERICK KNAKE (7 SEP 1864 – 23 MARCH 1919)

 

Knake—Henry Frederick Knake died suddenly at his home in Butman township, March 23, 1919. A few weeks ago he sustained fracture of a leg but was apparently feeling all right until a few minutes before his death. He was born at Bokeloh., Province of Hanover, Germany, Sept. 7, 1864, and came with his family to this country April, 1909, and located in Baltimore, Maryland, where they lived one year before coming to Michigan.

 

They have lived in Gladwin nearly all of the time since. He leaves to mourn, his wife, three sons and four daughters. One daughter is still in Germany. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at McClure church conducted by Rev. Mr. Headley. Burial in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-27/1919 Column – 7 Page – 1.

 

HENRY FREDRICK KNAKE (24 FEB 1890 - 13 MAY 1971)

 

Henry F. Knake

 

Henry F. Knake, 81, died at his home 3359 No. Hockaday Road, Gladwin Township, Tuesday

afternoon, May 11.

 

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 24, 1890, Mr. Knake came to the United States in 1910. He moved to Gladwin County in 1930 and settled on his farm and had lived there since. He was

married to the former Miss Hattie Urzycki ofi Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1930, and she preceded him in death in December 1944.

 

Surviving are one son, Henry Knake Jr. of Williamsburg, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Henrietta

Spiris of Holt, Mrs. Alice Hoffman of Davenport, Iowa, Mrs. Betty Wolf of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Dorothy Clark; two brothers, Arnold of Beaverton, and William of Ludington; two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Rascher of Midland, and Mrs. Frieda Kroeker of Lafayette, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 3:00 p. m. a t the Mathews Chapel with the Rev. Winston Decker

officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-19/1971 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

HEDWIG T. “HATTIE” KNAKE (10 OCT 1906 – 27 DEC 1944)

 

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church at Oberlin for Mrs. Hedwig Knake, 38, who died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw following a two weeks

illness. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated at the service and burial was in the McClure cemetery.

 

Born on October 10, 1906, in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs Knake has been a resident of Gladwin county

for a number of years. In recent months she has been employed by the Chevrolet Motor Company in Saginaw.

 

Surviving are her husband, Henry; four daughters, Dorothy, Betty Jane, Henrietta- and Alice, all

at home; a son, Henry Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Frances Myszko, of Cleveland; and a brother,

Thaddeus Adams, of Bedford, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1944 Column – 2 Page – 1.

 

LOUISA KOENKE (31 AUG 1869 – SEP 1942)

 

Mrs. Koenke from Detroit is to be buried today in McClure cemetery. She used to be a resident

of Hockaday. The family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.Gladwin County Record dated 9-30/1942 Column – 2 Page – 3.

 

Mrs. Wm Koenke, an old resident of Butman township, (near Hockaday for many years) died in Detroit last week at the home of her children. She was brought here for burial. Her funeral was held in the Round Lake Baptist church Monday afternoon with burial in McClure cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 9-30/1942 Column – 3 Page – 7.

 

Mrs. Louisa Koenke Dies in Detroit

 

Mrs Louisa Koenke, wife of the late William Koenke, died September at the home of her daughter in Detroit. Mrs Koenke was born August 31,1869, in California, Missouri, where she was later married. Six years after their marriage they moved to their homestead in North Dakota where they lived for several years before moving to their farm at Hockaday. There her husband met his death by accident.

 

Mrs Koenke was a member of the Round Lake Baptist Church and in her later years she attended

the Gratiot Avenue Baptist church of Detroit. She was survived by eight children and nineteen grandchildren and a host of friends.

 

Services were held both in Detroit and Gladwin. Rev. E. W. Palmer of the Gratiot Aveune church and Rev. Newman of the Burns Avenue Baptist church officiated at the services held in Detroit.

Burial was in the McClure cemetery Monday, September 28. Gladwin County Record dated 10-7/1942 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

THEODORE KOENKE (17 SEP 1905 - 1911)

 

Owing to difficulty in securing complete particulars the last issue of the Record contained only a brief announcement of the accidental death of Theodore Koenke, little son of William Koenke, who received fatal injuries by falling from a wagon on the road between his father’s farm, and the Neely farm in Butman township, July 4, at 9 p.m. The German Baptist Sunday-school held it annual picnic in the woods back of the Neely farm that day. All went well and parting in the evening everybody pronounced it one of the most delightful occasions of the kind they had enjoyed. The Koenke family had all gone home, and Sam, the oldest boy, wanted to bring the planks back from the picnic grounds and when he started back with the wagon, little Theodore wanted to go along, to which the elder brother consented. On the way home the display of fireworks at Gladwin and Hockaday excited the little fellow to such an extent that he lost his balance on the wagon and fell, causing instant death.

 

Funeral services at the home and at McClure church July 6 were largely attended. Words of comfort and sympathy were offered by Rev. F. G. Westphal of the McClure M. E. church in English and by Rev. A. G. Lang of the German Baptist church sang some very appropriate selections. Much sympathy was shown the family and floral offerings were numerous. The little form was laid to rest in McClure cemetery.

 

Theodore, son of William and Louisa Koenke, was born Sept. 17, 1905, at Anamoose, N. D. At the time of his death he was aged 5 years, 9 months and 17 days. Gladwin County Record dated 7-13/1911 Column – 5 Page – 1.

 

TWIN BABIES KOENKE (? - 1923) OF: S. & O. KOENKE

 

WILLIAM KOENKE (1867 – 5 MARCH 1919)

 

WM. KOENKE MEETS DEATH

 

BY FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT WHILE HANDLING TIMBERS

Skull Crushed and Death Was Instantaneous—Was Prosperous Farmer.

 

William Koenke, respected and prosperous farmer living near Hockaday, met a shocking death Wednesday at about 9 a.m. while helping to unload timbers or long poles from a wagon in his yard. His son had raised the end of one of the big sticks to the top of a wheel and Mr. Koenke was in the rear between the stick and the load trying to shove it over when the end of the wheel fell off, swinging the timber back so it struck Mr. Koenke’s head, crushing his skull and killing him instantly. Coroner Wright went out to investigate, but found no occasion for an inquest.

 

Mr. Koenke owned a fully equipped farm, with good buildings, the land being part of the old Wells-Stone farm. He was not only prosperous but he was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.

 

William Koenke was born in Russia, and was 51 years, seven months and one day old. He has been a resident of Butman township 11 years. Gladwin County Record dated 3-6/1919 Column – 7 Page – 1.

 

LUCILLE ANN (CRONK) KNOWLTON (23 MARCH 1919 - 19 MARCH 1995)

 

   Lucille A Knowlton, 75, of Saginaw and formerly of Gladwin, died Sunday, March 19, 1995 at Saginaw St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. Born March 23, 1919 in Gladwin, she was an avid bingo player.  The former Lucille Cronk Looker married Walter W. Knowlton July 18, 1936.  They made their home in Saginaw for over 50 years.  He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1980.

   Surviving are 3 sons, James and wife Sandra of Saginaw, Donald and wife Betty of Tawas City, and Martin and wife Shirley of Saginaw; 3 daughters, Ellen and husband Frank Collison of Saginaw, Joan and husband Robert Jernigan of Silver Point, Tenn. and Pamela Ashcraft of Saginaw; 3 sisters, Marion Beeman of Midland, Hope White of Flint; and Myrth Burwick of Flint; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded to death by one brother, Martin Looker and a sister, Joy Bailey.

   Services win be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel in Saginaw with the Rev. Paul Hauser officiating.  Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. today at the McClure Cemetery near Gladwin.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Gladwin County Record dated 03-22/1995 Column - 2 Page - 6

 

WALTER W. KNOWLTON (6 OCT 1910 - 12 NOV 1980)

 

Walter W. Knowlton, 70, of Saginaw, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, following a long illness. Born in Gladwin County on October 6, 1910, he worked at Saginaw Steering Gear for 25 years. He was a member of the Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Knowlton and the former Lucille Looker were married July 18, 1936.

   Surviving besides his wife are 3 sons, James, Donald and Martin of Saginaw; 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Jernigan of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Gary (Ellen) Furtaw and Mrs. Pamela Ashcraft of Saginaw; 2 brothers, Floyd of Coleman and Leslie of Gladwin; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Brien of Ithaca; and 16 grandchildren.

   Rites were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Case Chapel in Saginaw. The Rev. David Schierenbeck officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, at 3 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 11-19/1980 Column - 5 Page - 3

 

HAZEL (HILTZ) KOONTZ (18 OCT 1903 - 11 NOV 1989)

 

ROSCOE C. KOONTZ (20 MARCH 1902 - 28 JUNE 1978)

 

Ross C. Koontz Sr., 76, of 2750 Shell Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 28, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin Township on March 20, 1902, he had spent his lifetime and farmed in Gladwin Township. Mr. Koontz was a member of the Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3292, the Hay Senior Citizens Club and the Gladwin County Farm Bureau. He was married to the former Hazel Hiltz on July 4, 1931, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Evelyne) McIntosh and Mrs. Elmer (Onalee) Kerblewski of Gladwin and Mrs. Gloyd (Sharon) Bradshaw of Battle Creek; one son, Ross Jr, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Eldo Eagleson of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Jensen officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-05/1978 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

LEONARD R. KRIGNER (19 DEC 1913 - 23 AUG 1988)

 

Leonard R. Krigner, 74, of 3900 Two Mile Rd., Gladwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Detroit, Dec. 19, 1913, he moved to Gladwin County in 1962. Mr. Krigner was a foreman at Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park for 35 years until retiring in 1969. He was a member of the UAW and served in the Army from 1942 to 1946.

   Surviving are his wife, Stella; 3 sons, Rheinhard of Wixom, Terry of Howell and Gerald of Belleville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Michael (Marlen) Dzieglewicz of Walled Lake and Darlene Cox of Howell; one brother, Henry of Beverly Hills; 2 sisters, Rhoda Frommert of East Tawas and Violet Poellet of Bloomfield Township; and 19 grandchildren.

   Services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-31/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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SAMUEL LANDENBERGER (21 APR 1915 – 1 AUG 1998)

 

SAMUEL LANDENBERGER

 

Samuel Landenberger, 83, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 at his home.

Born April 21, 1915 in Brazil, South America, he was the son of Jacob and Betty Matschulat

Landenberger. He lived in Gladwin most of his life. Samuel married the former Edna Zeitz, Sept. 3, 1938 in Gladwin. He worked for The Dow Chemical Company for 27 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Kenneth and wife Helen of Russellville, Ark., and

Gerald and wife Susan of Gladwin; two brothers, Kurt and wife Virginia, and Ulric and wife Elberta, all of Gladwin; one sister, Erika Stillner of Florida; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Hugo.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Alexander officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 8-5/1998 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

ELSIE D. “MOM” LATHROP (8 SEP 1906 – 3 JULY 1997)

 

ELSIE "MOM" LATHROP

 

Elsie "Mom" Lathrop, 90, of Gladwin, died July 3, 1997 at Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin. Born Sept. 8, 1906 in Melvin,  Michigan to George and Anna Bubel DaFoe, she married Joseph Lathrop III March 31, 1928 in Sandusky. Her life with Rev. Lathrop took her many places. Besides being a teacher in the public school system, the couple founded the Good News

Camp in 1945 and the Deckerville Bible Church. They were missionaries in Alaska. and interim pastorate in Mexico City. They came to Gladwin in 1958.

 

Elsie is survived by one son, Joseph and wife Sylvia Lathrop IV of Gladwin; two daughters, Carolyn and husband James Fromer of Gladwin, and Harriet and husband Rev. Winston Decker of Bridgman; one foster son, James Main of St. Martin; eleven grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Jacobs of Cadillac and Donna Andrews of Flint. She was preceded in death by her husband, one granddaughter, one great grandson and one brother, Clare DaFoe.

 

Services will held at 1 p.m. July 4 at Good News Camp with Rev. James VanNoord, Rev. Robert

Brown and Rev. Tony Alexander officiating. Burial Was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Good News Camp. Arrangements were handled by Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-9/1997 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 

LINDA K. LATHROP (? - 21 OCT 1967)

 

REV. JOSEPH LATHROP (7 DEC 1899 – 5 JUNE 1984)

 

REV. JOSEPH LATHROP

 

The Rev. Joseph Lathrop, 84, of 4479 Ash Ct., Gladwin, died Tuesday evening in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Detroit on December 7, 1899, he grew up there and married the former Elsie Dafoe on March 31, 1928, in Sandusky. They came to Gladwin County in 1958 and founded the Good News Camp on N. M-30. Rev. Lathrop had spent 52 years in the Christian ministry.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Winston (Harriet) Decker of Bridgeman and Mrs. James (Carolyn) Fromer of Gladwin; one son Joseph IV; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Round Lake Baptist Church. The Rev. Winston Decker and the Rev. James VanNoord officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-13/1984 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

BRUCE E. LEBLANC (? - 29 JAN 1975)

 

CHRISTIAN LECHNER (28 SEP 1855 - 14 JUNE 1930)

 

Christian Lechner died June 14, 1930 at his home at Oberlin, after an illness of several months, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 17 days. Mr. Lechner was born Sept. 28, 1855, at Wolenean, Russia, and was married April 29, 1881, to Rosalia Koenke. They came to the United States in 1891 and located in California and in 1892 to Fessenden, N.D. They came to Gladwin county in 1915. In 1919 they moved into a house on the farm of their son, Emil Lechner, near Oberlin.

   Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lechner, Edward Lechner of Fessenden, N.D., Emil Lechner of Gladwin, Rev. Herman Lechner of Alden, Minn., Rev. Rudolph Lechner of Plainview, Neb., Mrs. Julius Schultz, of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. William Schmidt of Mount Clemens, Mich., Rev. Adolph Lechner of Hedrick, Iowa, one daughter, Mrs. Newman, has died.

   Mr. Lechner is survived by his wife the sons and the daughter mentioned above and 25 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, June 18, at 1 p.m. and at the Lutheran church at Oberlin at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Bernard Roth, followed by burial at McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-19/1930 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

EMIL R. LECHNER (28 JAN 1887 - 20 DEC 1962)

 

DEATH TAKES EMIL LECHNER

 

   Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Oberlin, for Emil R. Lechner, 75, Gladwin Township farmer, who died at his home Thursday following an illness of several months. The Rev. William J. Hassold officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Born on Jan. 28, 1887, in Woleneau, Russia, and came to the U.S. at the age of 4, he was married to the former Emma Schultz on July 30, 1910 in Hamburg, N. D., and they came to Gladwin County in 1915. Mrs. Lechner preceded him in death.

   Survivors include three sons, Rudolph, Emil Jr. and Luther, of Gladwin; four daughters, Mrs. Laura Trapp of  Plymouth, Mrs. Leona Adas of Ferndale, Mrs. Esther Hopson of Corte Modera, Calif., and Mrs. Eleanore Paxton of Gladwin; four brothers, Edward of Carrington, N.D., Rev. Herman Lechner of Mason City, Iowa, Rev. Rudolph Lechner of Raymond, Minn., and Rev. Adolph Lechner of Toluca, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Schultz of Gladwin, Mrs. Clara Schmidt of Durand and Mrs. Edna Nelson of Reno, Nev.; and 19 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 12-26/1962 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

NINA (?) LECHNER (? - ?) MARRIED EMIL R. LECHNER ABOVE.

 

EMMA (SCHULTZ) LECHNER (1 MAY 1889 - 8 JAN 1946)

 

RITES HELD FOR MRS. LECHNER

 

   Mrs. Emma Lechner, 57, died at her home in Gladwin township, on Tuesday, January 8, after an illness of eight months. Funeral services were held on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Oberlin, following a prayer service at the Reigle Funeral Home at 1:45. Burial was in McClure cemetery. Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated. Emma Schultz was born May 1, 1889, in Woleneau, Russia. On July 31, 1910 she was married to Emil Lechner, at Fessenden, North Dakota, where they made their home until 1916, when they moved to Gladwin county. They have operated a farm here for the past 30 years.

   Surviving are her husband, Emil; four daughters, Mrs. Laura Trapp and Mrs. Leona Adas, of Detroit, Esther  and Elenore, at home; three sons, Rudolph, Emil Jr. and Luther, of Gladwin; five brothers, Fred, Gustoff, Herman, and Robert, of Fessenden, North Dakota, and Julius Schultz, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Kepper, of Fessenden, North Dakota; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Christ Lechner, of Gladwin. One son, Louis, preceded his mother in death.

   Pallbearers were Julius Meister, Roscoe Koontz, George Dennings, Fred Brokoff, Henry Knake and Reggie Whittle. Gladwin County Record dated 01-16/1946 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

LOUIS E. R. LECHNER (20 JAN 1911 - 18 JAN 1918)

 

ROSALIE (KOENKE) LECHNER (23 DEC 1862 – 6 MAY 1952)

 

Mrs. Rosalie Lechner

 

Mrs. Rosalie Lechner, 89, passed away at the home of her son, Emil Lechner, in Gladwin township on Tuesday morning, May 6. She had been in ill health for the past four years. Funeral services will be held from Zion Lutheran church in Oberlin on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, preceded by a prayer service at the Miner Funeral Home. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke will officiate

and burial will be in McClure cemetery.

 

Mrs. Lechner was born in Russia on December 23, 1862 and married Christian Lechner in 1881. They came to the United States in 1891 and settled in Missouri; moving to Gladwin in 1915. Since the death of her husband, in 1930, Mrs. Lechner lived with her son, Emil.

 

Surviving are five sons, Emil- Lechner, of Gladwin, Edward Lechner, of Carrington, North Dakota, Rev. Herman Lechner, of Ashley, North Dakota, Rev, Rudolf Lechner, of Raymond, Minnesota and Rev. Adolf Lechner, of Toluoa, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Schultz, of Gladwin, Mrs. Clara Schmidt, of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Edna Nelson, of Reno, Nevada; also 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 5-7/1952 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

DR. ALFRED M. LENNON (9 OCT 1913 – 9 JAN 1999)

 

DR. ALFRED M. LENNON

 

Dr. Alfred M. Lennon, 85, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at the Gladwin Living Centre.

Born Oct. 9, 1913 in Gladwin Township, he was the son of Matthew and Edna Breault Lennon. He graduated from Gladwin High School, where he played on the baseball, basketball and football teams and participated in the boxing tournaments. Doc married the former Maxine Cole, Feb. 19, 1937 in Lansing. She preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1989. He received a pharmacy degree from Ferris Institute in 1937 and a medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Mo. in 1949.

 

A long time resident of Redford and Dearborn Heights, he was a founding physician and chief of staff at Garden City Hospital and was appointed to the board of Peoples Community Hospital Authority. He practiced medicine for 34 years in Redford Township before retiring to Gladwin in 1990.

 

Surviving are one son, Dr. Robert Lee and wife Kathryn of Mooresville, N.C.; two daughters,

Lauralee and husband Norman Jones of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Kathleen Ann and husband Kenneth Mullen of Gaylord; one daughter-in-law, Karen Ann Lennon of Redford; three brothers, Leo of Muskegon, Lester (Dee) of Munising, and Johnnie (Jack) of Gladwin; two sisters, Dorothy Wager of Gladwin, and Rosilee Wager of Midland; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, both here and in Ireland. He was preceded in death by one son, John.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Father Julius Spleet officiating. A private burial will be held in McClure Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Mission or the Wagarville United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 1-13/1999 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

CLARENCE HENRY LENNON (8 AUG 1910 - 4 MAY 1992)

 

Clarence H. Lennon, 81, of Gladwin, died Monday, May 4, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin.  He was born August 8, 1910, in Gladwin and spent his lifetime here, Mr. Lennon was a farmer, a livestock dealer, active in the 4-H and a member of the Gladwin County Road Commission for 25 years.

 

Mr. Lennon and the former Coral Sutherland were married Dec. 19, 1931, in Gladwin County.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark on Montana; 3 daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Beverly) Hooker of Engadine; Natalie Sullivan and Mrs. William (Phyllis) Raymond of Gladwin; a son-in-law, Dr. James Sullivan of Gladwin; 5 brothers, Dr. Alfred of Dearborn Heights; Leo of Muskegon; Jack and Lester (Dee) of Gladwin; and Francis of Mt. Pleasant; 2 sisters, Dorothy Wagar of Gladwin and Rosilee Wagar of Midland; 17 grandchildren and 2 great - grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services will be held Thursday at 2pm from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Sherry Parker will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery.  Visitation is from 2 to 9pm today, Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 05-06/1992 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

CORAL F. (SUTHERLAND) LENNON (21 FEB 1911 - 13 JAN 1999)

 

Coral F. Lennon, 87, of ??? Died Jan 13, 1999 at the Gladwin Living Centre.  Born Feb. 21, 1911 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Andrew and Ruby White Sutherland.  Her grandfather immigrated from Canada and was one of the early settlers in Gladwin County.

 

She attended Section 8 Rural School, graduated from Gladwin High School, and also graduated from County Normal.  She taught briefly before she got married.  Coral married Clarence H. Lennon, December 19, 1931 in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death May 4, 1992.  Coral returned to teaching in 1950 at Ridge School.  Shortly after she began attending Central Michigan University, evenings and summers, Coral traveled throughout the United States as part of her study.

 

Coral taught a total of 25 years in both rural and then the consolidated Gladwin schools.  She taught elementary school and many of those years she taught kindergarten.  She was a member of the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church, the MEA, and NEA.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Beverly and husband Raymond Hooker of Engadine, Natalie Sullivan of Gladwin, and Phyllis and husband William Raymond of Gladwin; one son, Mark and wife Emily of Missoula, Mont.; one son-in-law, Dr. James Sullivan; one brother, Hugh Sutherland of San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four great-grandchildren, one sister, and two brothers.

 

Services will be held at 2pm Friday at the Wagarville United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating.  Burial will be in McClure Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home tomorrow (Thursday) from 2 to 9pm.  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Gladwin County Record dated 01-20/1999 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

EDWARD JAMES LENNON (2 NOV 1879 - 17 NOV 1955)

 

Edward James Lennon, 76, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Henry Rhodes residence in Clare County. Mr. Lennon was born in Clare County, Nov. 2, 1879, and came to Gladwin County as a child. He had resided in Gladwin Township until recently.

   He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Margaret McNamara and Mrs. Anna Woods, of Gladwin; Mrs. Mary Smith of Ionia, and Sister Mary Wendell, of Grand Rapids. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, with Father George Artman officiating. Burial in McClure cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Switzer, Percy Peters, Joe Benson, William Breault, Frank Sheehan, and John Breault. Gladwin County Record dated 11-23/1955 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

FRANCIS D. LENNON (28 MAY 1920 – 26 SEP 1993)

 

FRANCIS LENNON

 

Francis Lennon, 73, of Freeland, died Sunday, Sept 26, 1993, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. He was born in Gladwin on May 28, 1920, and was raised here. Surviving are 4 brothers. Dr. Alfred of Dearborn Heights, Leo of Muskegon and Lester and Jack of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Dorothy Wagar of Gladwin and Rosilee Wagar of Midland. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the McClure Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 9-29/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

JOHN ALFRED LENNON (14 MARCH 1938 – 11 MAY 1994)

 

JOHN A. LENNON

 

John A. Lennon, 56, of Dearborn Heights, died Wednesday, May 11, 1994, at his home. He was born in Lansing on March 14, 1938, and married Karen Higgins on June 30, 1962, in Redford. He lived in Colorado, then moved to Dearborn in 1992. The couple owned property in the Gladwin area, and spent summers and weekends in Gladwin. Mr. Lennon was a computer engineer, and was a member of the Walleye Association of Gladwin.

 

Surviving are his wife, Karen; 2 sons, Kevin of Germanstown, Md. and Alfred of Lakewood, Colo.;

one daughter Linda Lennon of Aurora, Colo.; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.M. Lennon of Gladwin; one brother. Robert of Rochester, Minn.; 2 sisters, Laura Lee Lennon of Westland, and Kathleen

Mullen of Newberry; and one granddaughter.

 

Rites were held Sunday from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. James Brenner officiated and burial was In the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-18/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

JOHN N. LENNON (16 JAN 1895 - 13 MAY 1955)

 

DIES SUDDENLY AT SISTER'S HOME

 

   Funeral services for John N. Lennon, 60, Grout township farmer, were held Monday morning at the Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin with the Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Mr. Lennon passed away suddenly Friday at the home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McNamara. He was born in Gladwin township January 16, 1895, and was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

   He is survived by one brother, Edward, of Gladwin; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret McNamara and Mrs. Anna Wood of Gladwin, Mrs. Mary Smith of Ionia and Sister Mary Wendall of Grand Rapids. Interment was made in McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-18/1955 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

LESTER DONALD "DEE" LENNON (19 MAY 1921 - 16 NOV 1999)

Lester "Dee" Lennon, 78, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at the Munising Memorial Hospital. Born May 19, 1921 in Gladwin, he was the son of Matthew and Mary Edna Breault Lennon. He worked for Buick Motors, retiring in 1982 and then moved back to Gladwin. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge #397 F & AM, a Shriner, and a member of the Eagles #3292.

Surviving are two brothers, Leo of Muskegon, and Johnnie (Jack) of Gladwin; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Devere Wagar of Gladwin, and Rosilee Wager of Midland; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church.


Lester Donald L.D. "Dee" Lennon, 78, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at the Munising Memorial Hospital.

Born May 19, 1921 in Gladwin, he was the son of Matthew and Mary Edna Breault Lennon. He worked for Buick Motors, retiring in 1982 and then moved back to Gladwin.

He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge #397 F&AM, a Shriner, and a member of the Eagles #3292. He was also a celebrated veteran of World War II, having received numerous medals. He was also an avid sports fan.

Surviving are two brothers, Leo of Muskegon, and Johnnie (Jack) and wife Tina of Gladwin; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Devere Wagar of Gladwin, and Rosilee Wagar of Midland; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters, Steve Lennon, Cassie Searfoss, Alice Bennington, Thomas Lennon, Clarence Lennon, Francis Lennon, and Dr. Alfred Lennon.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church.

MATTHEW JOHN LENNON (2 JAN 1881 - 31 MARCH 1947)

RITES HELD TODAY FOR MATHEW LENNON

   Mathew J. Lennon, 66, died at his home in Gladwin township on Monday morning, March 31, after a long illness. Funeral services were held this morning at the Sacred Heart church at 10 o'clock. A Rosary prayer service was read at the Hall Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Fr. F. E. McGinn officiated and burial was in the McClure cemetery. Mr. Lennon was born in Clare county on January 22, 1881 and has been in this vicinity for many years. Mrs. Lennon passed away on December 13, 1938.

   Surviving are eight sons, Stephen J., Clarence, Thomas N., L. D., and John C., all of Gladwin, Alfred M., of Kirksville, Missouri, Francis D., of Mt. Pleasant and Leo H., of Muskegon; four daughters, Mrs. Cassie Searfoss, Dorothy I. Lennon, E. Rosilee Lennon, of Gladwin, Mrs. Alice E. Bennington, of Harbor Springs; five sisters, Mrs. Etta Tobin, of Lake View, Mrs. Margaret MacNamara, of Grout township, Mrs. Mary Smith, of Ionia, Mrs. Anna Woods, of Gladwin and Sister Mary Wendell, of Grand Rapids; two brothers, John Lennon, of Saginaw and Edward Lennon, making his home at the home of the deceased. Pallbearers were Joseph Benson, Patrick Powley, Fred Switzer, Harvey Klein, Frank Sheehan and Carl Garber. Gladwin County Record dated 04-02/1947 Column - 3 Page - 1

MARY EDNA (BREAULT) LENNON (25 APRIL 1889 - 13 DEC 1938)

MRS. M. J. LENNON DIES FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

   Mrs. Matthew J. Lennon of Gladwin township died at her home Tuesday, December 13, following a long illness. Mary Edna Breault, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Breault, was born in Gladwin April 25, 1889. She was married to Matthew J. Lennon at Beaverton October 14, 1907, and to them were born 12 children, eight boys and four girls. Mr. and Mrs. Lennon moved to their farm in Gladwin township in 1916, where they have since lived.

   Those surviving, besides her husband, Matthew J., are her children, Stephen of Flint, Clarence of Gladwin, Mrs. Alice Bennington of Gaylord, Alfred of Lansing, Thomas, Leo, Cassie, Francis, L. D., Johnnie, Dorothy and Bosilie, of Gladwin; her father, Stewart Breault, of Gladwin, her mother having preceded her in death April 13, 1916. She also leaves four brothers, Murrney, Stanley, Edward and John Breault, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Oney Hetherington and Mrs. Walter Kern of Gladwin; and six grandchildren, besides other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the McClure M. E. church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ivan Hodgson. Interment was in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-21/1938 Column - 1 Page - 5

MATTHEW JOHN LENNON (2 JAN 1881 - 31 MARCH 1947)

RITES HELD TODAY FOR MATHEW LENNON

   Mathew J. Lennon, 66, died at his home in Gladwin township on Monday morning, March 31, after a long illness. Funeral services were held this morning at the Sacred Heart church at 10 o'clock. A Rosary prayer service was read at the Hall Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Fr. F. E. McGinn officiated and burial was in the McClure cemetery. Mr. Lennon was born in Clare county on January 22, 1881 and has been in this vicinity for many years. Mrs. Lennon passed away on December 13, 1938.

   Surviving are eight sons, Stephen J., Clarence, Thomas N., L. D., and John C., all of Gladwin, Alfred M., of Kirksville, Missouri, Francis D., of Mt. Pleasant and Leo H., of Muskegon; four daughters, Mrs. Cassie Searfoss, Dorothy I. Lennon, E. Rosilee Lennon, of Gladwin, Mrs. Alice E. Bennington, of Harbor Springs; five sisters, Mrs. Etta Tobin, of Lake View, Mrs. Margaret MacNamara, of Grout township, Mrs. Mary Smith, of Ionia, Mrs. Anna Woods, of Gladwin and Sister Mary Wendell, of Grand Rapids; two brothers, John Lennon, of Saginaw and Edward Lennon, making his home at the home of the deceased. Pallbearers were Joseph Benson, Patrick Powley, Fred Switzer, Harvey Klein, Frank Sheehan and Carl Garber. Gladwin County Record dated 04-02/1947 Column - 3 Page - 1

MAXINE LOUISE (COLE) LENNON (25 APR 1916 – 20 NOV 1989)

MAXINE LENNON

Maxine L. Lennon, 73, of Dearborn Heights, died Monday, Nov. 20, 1989, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, after a long illness. Born in Coldwater, April 25, 1916, she lived in Beaverton as a young girl. She and her husband had a summer home in Gladwin Township. The former Maxine Cole, she was married to Dr. Alfred Lennon, Feb. 19, 1937, in Lansing.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Robert of Rochester, Minn, and John of Denver, Colo.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Kathleen) Mullen of Gaylord and Lauralee Lennon of Westland; 2 sisters, Virginia Chadwick of Willard, Mo. And Phyllis Waltz of Beaverton; and 8 grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Dean Ferris officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1989 Column – 3 Page – 2.

NICHOLAS LENNON (1 JAN 1844 - 8 OCT 1920)

Nicholas Lennon was born in County of Loud, Ireland, Jan. 1, 1844, and departed this life Oct. 8, 1920, at the age 76 years, 9 months and 7 days. He resided in his native home until 24 years of age when he braved the great ocean to seek, his future home, arriving in New York, in February, 1868, coming on west to Farmington, Mich., where he was united in marriage to Dorothy James of that place on March 6, in 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Lennon then moved to Clare, Clare county, Mich., where they resided until the spring of 1888, when they moved to Gladwin township, Gladwin county, locating on 280 acres of land in section 11 which he by hard toil developed into a very comfortable farm home.

   To this union were born 10 children, all of whom are living except two who died in early life. There are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and kind father, his widow; daughters, Mrs. J. E. Tobin, Mrs. Frank McNamara and Mrs. Bert Woods of Gladwin, Mich., Mrs. Zana Smith of Lansing and sister, Mary Wendell of St. John's Orphan Home of Grand Rapids, Mich., sons, Matthew J., John N., and Edward J. Lennon of Gladwin, Mich.

   Those in attendance at the funeral from distance were: Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clute, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Clute, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Clute, Mrs. James McConnell and Frank Murphy of Clare, John Runney, Mrs. Mary James, Wm. and Edward James and Wm. Waaser of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 10-14/1920 Column - 3 Page - 1

THOMAS N. LENNON (26 NOV 1914 - 26 MAY 1991)

 

Thomas N. Lennon, 76, of 1300 W. Cedar Ave., Gladwin, died Sunday, May 26, 1991, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long illness with cancer. Born in Gladwin, Nov. 26, 1914, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Lennon owned Lennon Insurance Agency. He was a member of the Gladwin First United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Lennon and the former Viola Paxton were married in 1946, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Patrick of Gladwin; one daughter, Kathryn Behnke of Midland; 6 brothers, Dr. A.M. of Dearborn Heights, Francis of Midland, Leo of Muskegon, Jack, Lester and Clarence of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Dorothy Wager of Gladwin and Roselee Wagar of Midland; 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or to Hospice of Gladwin Area. Gladwin County Record dated 05-29/1991 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

VIOLA MAE (PAXTON) SAWATSKE - LENNON (17 MARCH 1917 - 12 FEB 1997)

 

Viola Mae Lennon, 79, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997. Born March 17, 1917 in Beaverton to Dempster and Mabel Powell Paxton, she moved to Gladwin as a child and lived here most of her life. The former Viola Paxton married Thomas Lennon in 1946 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death May 26, 1991. Vi worked for Michigan Bell and for the Central Michigan Health Department as a home health aide. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

   Surviving are one sons, Patrick and wife Sue of Gladwin; one daughter, Kathryn Behnke of Midland; three brothers, Doyle Paxton of Gladwin, C.D. Paxton of Flint and C. W. Paxton of Denver, Co.; three sisters, Doris Kiger of Gladwin, Zella Alexander of Flint, and Mildred Knight of Flint; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Cecil and Gaylord Paxton and three sisters, Ruth Former, Beatrice Paxton and Beaulah Holland.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home with the Rev. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1997 Column - 2 Page - 7

 

FLORENCE E. (STUCK) LEWIS (9 AUG 1892 - 24 JULY 1973)

 

Mrs. Florence E. Lewis, 80, of 4166 Cedar Lake Road, Clement Township, died Tuesday, July 24, at the Ogemaw Valley Medical Facility, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Paulding County, and came to Gladwin County, from Flint, in 1929. The former Florence Stuck and Harry Lewis were married in Flint January 27, 1917. Mr. Lewis preceded her in death February 22, 1972.

   Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) Gamm, of Clement Township; a brother, William Stuck of Clement Township; and a sister, Mrs. Stella Hock of Somerset, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Carl M. Briggs officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-01/1973 Column - 8 Page - 2    

 

HARRY C. LEWIS (9 SEP 1897 - 22 FEB 1972)

 

Harry C. Lewis, 74, of Clement Township, died suddenly at his daughter's home Tuesday of a heart attack. Born in Madison County, Ind., on Sept. 9, 1897, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1929. Mr. Lewis was a farmer and also drove a West Branch school bus for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the WW I Barracks no. 3421 and a former member of the Gladwin County Soldiers Relief Committee. Mr. Lewis and the former Florence Stuck were married on Jan. 27, 1917, in Flint.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Gamm of Clement Township; one brother, Thomas of Elwood, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Edith Houchin of Terra Haute, Ind.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-23/1972 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

GRACE S. LINTON (18 AUG 1917 - 18 JAN 2000)

Grace S. Linton, 82, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at home in a house fire. Born Aug. 18, 1917 in Hubble, she lived in Gladwin County 62 years. Grace married Walter Linton in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1970. She belonged to the Hockaday Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Carper of Warren, Donna and husband Harold Gittings of Mt. Rose, and Lois and husband Dick McCulloch of Harrison; one son, Earl and wife Jayne of Sheridan; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Bill. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with Pastor Rene Barth officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin.

WALTER EARL LINTON (30 JUNE 1913 – 19 JUNE 1970)

Services, Held for Walter Linton

Walter, E. Linton, 56, of Butman Township, died suddenly at his home Friday, June 19. Born in Gladwin on June 30, 1913, he had spent most of his life here. He was a farmer and also worked at Robinson Industries. Mr. Linton and the former Grace Floyd were married on Jan. 14, 1939, in Highland Park.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, William and Earl, of Madison Heights; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Carper, of Hazel Park, Mrs. Donna Gittings, of Mt. Morris and Mrs. Lois Goheen, of Beaverton; one brother, Melvin, of Detroit; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Martin and Mrs. Grace Emerick, of Detroit, Mrs. Doris Cranston, of Ubly, Mrs. Mildred Dell,, of Pontiac and Mrs. Loretta Cripps, of Farmington; and 14 grandchildren.

Rites were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Helena Richmond officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-24/1970 Column – 5 Page – 1.

ARTHUR LOOKER (2 NOV 1898 - JAN 1918)

 

THREE SOLDIER BOYS MEET DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA

 

AND DIPHTHERIA IN CAMP---ARTHUR LOOKER, JAMES GARRITY AND EARL MCKIMMY

 

   The body of Arthur Looker, son of J. W. Looker, arrived in Gladwin Monday and was taken to the under-taking rooms. Services were held a the McClure M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

   The body of James Garrity arrived on the evening train Tuesday and was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garrity, Hamilton township. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 23.

   The two young men were 19 years old and had enlisted in the navy about six weeks ago. Their deaths were caused by measles, followed by pneumonia.

   The body of Earl McKimmy arrived in Beaverton Tuesday. His death was caused by diphtheria, therefore the body could not be taken home, and interment took place Wednesday morning. Services will be held at the home Jan. 24. He was a son of Jasper McKimmy. The young man was also a soldier in the infantry at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Gladwin County Record dated 01-24/1918 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

   LOOKER---Arthur Looker, Gladwin township boy, who answered the call of Uncle Sam by enlisting in the navy, Dec. 6, 1917, died at Great Lakes Naval Hospital after a brief illness of measles and pneumonia. He was born in Hamilton township, Clare county, Nov. 2, 1898, where he resided until Nov. 1915, when he moved with his parents to Gladwin township, Gladwin county, and remained there until the dated of his enlistment, when he left home and loved ones to defend our beloved country. He is survived by father, mother, four sisters, three brothers, and a host of friends, who remain to mourn his loss, but which was his eternal gain.

   Arthur made many friends and was held in the highest esteem among them and a vacancy was felt in his home neighborhood when he went to be a "Boy in Blue." Funeral services were held in McClure church at 2:30, followed by interment in McClure cemetery.

   We loved him, yes, we loved him. But angels loved him more, And they sweetly called him To yonder shining shore; The golden gates were open. A gentle voice said, "Come!" And with farewells unspoken. He calmly entered home.---Contributed by a friend. Gladwin County Record dated 01-31/1918 Column - 6 Page - 5

 

HOPE ILENE WHITE LOOKER (? - SEP 2005)

 

IVA GRACE (WRIGHT) LOOKER (3 JULY 1896 – 10 SEP 1961)

 

Illness Fatal to Mrs. Looker

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Iva Grace Looker, 65, of Buckeye Township, who died Sunday following a three week illness. The Rev. Ross E. Tracy officiated and burial was in McClure Cemetery.

 

The former Iva Grace Wright was born July 3, 1896, in Sandusky County, Ohio, and came to Gladwin County 60 years ago. On May 26, 1922, she was married to James Looker in Rose City. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1951.

 

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lucille Knowlton of Saginaw, Mrs. Marion Beeman of Midland, Mrs. Hope Gingery of Flint, Mrs. Myrth Griffin and Mrs. Joy Kinnie, of Gladwin; a son, Martin, of Gladwin; three brothers Joseph and Wayne, of Midland and Orville of Napoleon,  Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Hayward of Quincy; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 9-13/1961 Column – 2 Page – 1.

  

JAMES LOOKER (1857 - 3 MARCH 1920)

 

James Looker died March 3 in New York state. Body was brought here March 5 and buried in McClure cemetery March 6. Gladwin County Record dated 03-25/1920 Column - 5 Page - 8

 

JAMES LOOKER (9 NOV 1894 - 12 NOV 1951)

 

SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO JAMES LOOKER

 

   James Looker, 57, passed away on Monday at the Clare General hospital after only four days illness. Mr. Looker was born in Clare county on November 9, 1894. He was employed in the oil field and has been a resident in and in the vicinity of Gladwin county all of his life. He married Miss Iva Wright, on May 9, 1922, in Gladwin and they have been living in Winegars, near his work.

   Surviving are his wife; one son, Martin Looker of Midland; five daughters, Mrs. Walter Knowlton of Saginaw, Mrs. Harley Beeman of Midland, Mrs. Francis Gingery and; Mrs. Roy Griffin both of Flint, and Mrs. Dave Kinne of Gladwin; two brothers, Emmet of Lansing and Lawrence of Traverse City; three sisters, Mrs. Harl Stauffer and Mrs. Ralph Klein both of Gladwin and Mrs. Alton Dye.

   Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Reigle Funeral Home. The Rev. Louis Carroll of the McClure Methodist church will officiate and burial will be made in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-14/1951 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

LOZINA MAY (WYCKOFF) LOOKER (1 MAY 1868 - 2 OCT 1930)

 

MRS. WILLIAM LOOKER

 

   Mrs. Lozina May Wychoff was born in Potter county, Pennslyvania, May 1, 1868, and died Oct. 2, 1930, at the Mercy hospital, Bay City, Mich., following a serious operation. She came to Michigan with her parents in 1884, settling in Hamilton township, Clare county. She was married to William R. Looker Oct. 22, 1888. To this happy union were born 10 children, five boys and five girls. They moved to their home near Sugar Rapids in the fall of 1914, and settled on the farm, where she has since resided.

   Her husband and three children preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss, three sons, James, Emmet and Lawrence of Gladwin county and four daughters, Mrs. Grace Stauffer of Gladwin, Mrs. Eunice Hetherington of Winegars, Mrs. Cora Klein and Mrs. Fay McLaugh of Pontiac, two brothers, Arson and Arthur Wychoff near Houghton lake, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie McClan and Mrs. Barbara Reid of Clare county and Mrs. Vernie Garrity of Gladwin. She will be missed by a host of relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held in the Hockaday Free Methodist church with Rev. A. A. Davis officiating, followed by burial at the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-09/1930 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

MARTIN WRIGHT LOOKER (25 SEP 1922 - 19 MARCH 1979)

 

Martin W. Looker, 56, died Monday, March 19, at his home at 249 West Winegars Rd., Gladwin, following a long illness. Born in Gladwin County on September 25, 1922, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Looker was employed by the Dow Chemical Co., He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the D.A.V. He and the former Freda Nettleton were married on June 13, 1942, in Fenton.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Marian Porter and Mrs. Lavern (Karen) Gedney of Gladwin and Mrs. Richard (Betty Jo) Valley of Standish; 2 sons, Martin and William of Gladwin; 5 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Knowlton of Saginaw, Mrs. Marian Beeman of Midland, Mrs. Hope Gingery and Mrs. Myrth Burwick of Flint and Mrs. Joy Bailey of Florida.

   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Herbert Biermann will officiated and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-21/1979 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

SHANE JOEL LOOKER (9 JULY 1985 - 12 JULY 1985)

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- July 17, 1985

Shane Joel Looker, infant son of William and Sally Looker of 1348 N. Shearer Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, July 12, at home. He was born July 9, in Saginaw General Hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by 2 brothers, Charlie and Michael, at home; grandparents, Jay and Donna Knootz and the late Martin and Frieda Looker of Gladwin; and great grandmother, Rose Stutzman of Gladwin. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev.
Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery.

WILLIAM R. LOOKER (30 OCT 1860 - 26 SEP 1929)

 

William R. Looker was born in Greenwood township, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, Oct. 30, 1860, and died Sept. 26, 1929, aged 68 yrs. He came to Michigan in the fall of 1887, being one of the early pioneers to located in Hamilton, Clare county. He was united in marriage Oct. 22, 1888, with Miss Lazina May Wyckoff. To this happy union were born ten children, five boys and five girls. They moved to their home near Sugar Rapids in the fall of 1914 and settled on the farm where they have since reside

   He leaves to mourn their loss his bereaved wife, three sons, James, Emmett and Lawrence, and four daughters, Mrs. Grace Stauffer of Gladwin, Mrs. Eunice Hetherington of Winegars, Mrs. Cora Klein and Mrs. Fay McLaugh of Pontiac, one brother and three children having preceeded him in death.

   He will be missed by a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Hockaday F. M. church, Rev. A. A. Davis officiating. Text Job 14:14. Interment in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-10/1929 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

HARRY E. LORENZ (7 SEP 1898 - 25 DEC 1969)

 

FREQUENT VISITOR DIES IN FLINT

 

   Harry E. Lorenz, 71, of Flint and a frequent visitor to the Gladwin area, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1969, in Hurley Hospital. Born in Kingfisher County, Okla., on Sept. 7, 1898, he had lived in Flint the past 43 years. He was a war veteran and was employed at Chevrolet Manufacturing Division for 22 years.

   Survivors include his wife, Alice (Kern); one daughter, Rose Marie, at home; two sisters, three brothers and several nieces and nephews. Rites were held Monday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. in Flint with burial in McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, at 2 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 01-07/1970 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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DIXON J. MARTIN (14 JAN 1934 - 1 OCT 1996)

 

Dixon J. Martin, 62, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland following a short illness. Born Jan. 14, 1934 in Manistique, he resided in Flint before coming to Gladwin. Mr. Martin was employed by G. M. Truck and Bus in Flint until he retired in 1985 after 32 years of service. He married the former Marie Rogers Feb. 10, 1990.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Rick Martin and Randy Martin, both of Flint, and Keith Martin of Bay City; one daughter, Michelle Martin of Flint; 5 step-children, Mark Matheny of Charleston, W. Va., Jill Rice of Hurricane, W. Va., Lisa Hutchinson of Parkersburg, W. Va., Chris Hutchinson of Huntington, W. Va. and Mary Lynn Fizer of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Phyllis Totten of Livonia; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Donald Haskell officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 10-09/1996 Column - 2 Page - 7

 

BECKY I. MCCOY (1960 – 1999)

 

 

CHARLES E. MCGLAUGHLIN (20 JULY 1894 - 12 JAN 1953)

 

Chas. McGlaughlin

 

Buried Monday Charles E. McGlaughlin, 58, passed away at the Saginaw Veterans Hospital on Monday, January 12. He had been in ill health for the past two years.

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F. E. Voller of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be made in the McClure cemetery. Mr. McGlaughlin was born in Paulding County, Ohio on July 20, 1894 and has been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 52 years. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Flossie Nettleton McGlaughlin, of Gladwin; a son, Arthur and a daughter, Mrs. Mona MacDermaid, both of Pontiac. Gladwin County Record dated 1-14/1953 Column – 7 Page – 1.

 

JOHN MCGLAUGHLIN (20 AUG 1857 - 30 DEC 1927)

 

We extend our sympathy to Mrs. McGlaughlin. Gladwin County Record dated 1-5/1928 Column - 2 Page - 8.

 

MARY E. (WILSON) MCGLAUGHLIN (17 NOV 1866 – JULY 1947)

 

Services Held for Mrs. McGlaughlin

 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mary E. McGlaughlin at the Hall Funeral Home, with burial in the McClure cemetery. The Rev. E. Fogelsonger of the Hockaday Free Methodist church officiated.

 

Mary E. Wilson was born in Piqua county, Ohio on November 17, 1866. She was married to Edward McGlaughlin in Paulding, Ohio in 1892. They made their home in Butman township since 1900.

 

Surviving are her husband; one son, Charles McGlaughlin of Bay City; two brothers, Robert Wilson of Gladwin and Charles Wilson, of Paulding, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Clara Dye, of Paulding, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 7-23/1947 Column - 4 Page - 1.

 

LYLE RANDLE MCINTOSH (11 JUNE 1928 - 29 JUNE 1998)

 

LYLE R. MCINTOSH

 

Lyle R. Mcintosh, 70, of Gladwin, died Monday, June 29, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born June 11, 1928 in Gladwin, he was the son of Ray and Beryl Dunning Mcintosh. He lived in Gladwin County all his life and was a member of the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church. Lyle married the former Evelyn Koontz, March 24, 1951 in Gladwin. He retired from the construction business in 1982 as a machinery mover and erector.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Randy and wife Susan of Beaumont, Texas, and Rodney and wife Kathy of Shelby Township; two daughters, Roseyn and husband William R. Hall, and Robyn and husband Altamer Sherman, all of Gladwin; four brothers, Vernon and wife Lydia of Midland, Jim and wife Diane of Flint, Leonard and wife Jill of Rose City, and Tommy and wife

Becky of Gladwin; nine sisters, Leola Hude, Nova Jean Adams, Elsie and husband Paul Swinehart, Marcia Mcintosh, and Debbie Mcintosh, all of Gladwin, Vonnie Leeck, Carol and husband John Gower, all of Beaverton, Ella and husband Dale Doyle of Hemlock, and Tharon and husband Rich of Auburn; and nine grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his father, Ray in 1997; his mother Beryl in 1990; and two brothers, Herbert in 1993 and Jerry in 1966.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 2 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Memorials may be made to the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church, the American Lung Association, or the charity of one's choice. Gladwin County Record dated 7-1/1998 Column – 6 Page – 4.

 

CHRISTINE MERKLE (31 JULY 1876 – 8 NOV 1960)

 

GLADWIN TOWNSHIP WOMAN DIES

 

Miss Christine Merkle, 84, of Gladwin Township, died Tuesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Leonard Smith, of Gladwin. Born July 31, 1876 in Germany, Miss Merkle came to Gladwin County in 1900 from Van Wert, Ohio. She was a member of the McClure Methodist Church.

Survivors include four nieces, Mrs.Smith, Mrs. Harold Blank, and Mrs. Ernest Cronk, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Harold Brown, of Pontiac. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. T. Meridith will officiate and burial is in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-9/1960 Column – 7 Page – 1.

 

HENRY MERKLE (14 JAN 1881 - 31 AUG 1954)

 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR HENRY MERKLE

 

   Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the McClure church for Henry Merkle, 73, who passed away at his home in Gladwin township, Tuesday, August 31. Mr. Merkle was born January 14, 1881 in Van Wert county, Ohio. He came to Gladwin county in 1901 and was married at Gladwin in 1907. His wife preceded him in death in 1924.

   He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Viola Cronk, Mrs. Ann Smith and Mrs. Marie Blank of Gladwin and Mrs. Selma Brown of Pontiac; one sister, Miss Christine Merkle of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two sons also preceded him in death. Burial will be in McClure cemetery with Rev. F. E. Gardner officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 09-01/1954 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

LEATICA (HETHERINGTON) MERKLE (16 APRIL 1885 - 11 OCT 1924)

 

MRS. HENRY MERKEL

 

   Leatica Hetherington, wife of Henry Merkle, died at their home in Gladwin township, Oct. 11, 1924, aged 39 years, 5 months and 25 days. She was married to Henry Merkle Jan. 1, 1907, and the husband survives her with four daughters, Viola, Selma, Ann and Marie besides six brothers and three sisters, Sam Hetherington of Flint, Ony and James Hetherington of Gladwin, Orr Hetherington of Bay City, Royce and Leslie Hetherington of Akron, Almeda Edick of Flint, Anna Gage of Akron and Mabel Musser of Bay City.

   Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at the McClure M. E. church, conducted by Rev. Charles Peterson and interment took place in McClure cemetery. The following from a distance were in attendance at the funeral; Mrs. Nettie Turbush and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thayer of Pontiac, Miss Elsie Edick, Percy Hetherington and Mrs. Easter Calendar of Flint, Mr. and Mrs. Gage and family, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Hetherington and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hetherington and children of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Oral Hetherington and daughter of Bay City. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1924 Column - 3 Page - 4

 

ARDEN L. MILLER (1909 - 1913)

 

THOMAS H. MILLER, JR (22 FEB 1949 - 5 JUNE 1983)

 

Thomas H. Miller Jr., 34, of 148 N. Hawkins Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, June 5, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Born in Flint on February 22, 1949, he came to Gladwin County in 1971 from Bay City. Mr. Miller was a construction worker. He was a Vietnam veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge No. 404 and was a T-ball Little League manager for the Ashcraft team in Clare. Mr. Miller was married to the former Diane Winkler on October 28, 1968, in Bay City.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Michael and David, at home; his father, Thomas H. Miller Sr. of Harrison; his grandfather, James Lent of Pinconning; 4 brothers, Jerry of Iron Mountain, James of Pinconning, Roger of Gladwin, and Ronald of Alaska; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Peggy Cooper and Mrs. Jean Ann Brisette, both of Pinconning and Janet Wheeler of Linwood.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Gladwin County Record dated 06-08/1983 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

CLIFFORD MOCKRIDGE (2 FEB 1911 - 9 APRIL 1991)

 

CLIFFORD MOCKRIDGE

 

Clifford Mockridge, 80. of 4140 Grant Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, April 9, 1991. In the Mid-.

Michigan Regional Medical Center-Midland. Born in Wheeler Township, Gratlot County, Feb. 2, 1911 he moved to Gladwin County in 1980 from Shields. Mr. Mockridge was a beef boner for Merritt Meat Packing Co. He attended the Billings Missionary Church. Mr. Mockridge and the former Delia Doane were married Oct. 17, 1936.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Glenda) Schomaker of Saginaw

and Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Schomaker of Lansing; a nephew who they raised. Jay Mockridge

of Utlca; 3 brothers, Lyle and Gordon of Saginaw and Marshall of Florida; one sister, Lila Allen of Alma; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.

 

Rites were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Abbott officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Billings Missionary Church or the American Heart Association. Gladwin County Record dated 4-17/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

PHILLIP C. MOST (28 JAN 1924 - 8 OCT 1975)

 

Phillip C. Most, 51, of 1002 N. M-30, Gladwin, died Wednesday, October 8, in St. Joseph Hospital, Flint. Born January 28, 1924, in Gladwin, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed at the AC Sparkplug Division of General Motors in Flint, for 31 years, returning to Gladwin County in September 1962. Mr. Most and the former Mabel Whitman were married in 1944 in West Branch. He was a member of UAW Local 641.

   Surviving are his wife Mabel; 1 son, Lawrence of Flint; 5 daughters, Mrs. Larry (Phyllis) Anderson, Sandra, Sharon, Linda Sue, and Mrs. Kevin (Susan) Hawley, all of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Berniece Most of Gladwin; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Galbrath of Flint; 3 brothers, Frederick Jr. of Flint, Wayne of Goodrich and Ralph of Flushing; and 7 grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Biermann officiating and burial was in McClure Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-15/1975 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

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INEZ B. NESTER (28 APR 1879 – 22 DEC 1954)

 

Former Resident Buried Here

 

Mrs. Inez B. Nester, 75, passed away at the Superior Rest Home in Munising, Wed., Dec. 22.

Mrs. Nester was born April 28, 1879 in Mercy county, Pa. She came to Gladwin County in 1900

and resided here until going to Munising in 1941. Her husband, Joseph Nester, preceded her in

death in 1941.

 

She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Susie Card of AuTrain; a sister, Mrs. Olive Landon of Ohio;

two brothers, Jacob Smith of Ohio and Larry Smith of Va.; also five grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. George White of the Baptist Church officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 12-29/1954 Column – 2 Page – 1.

 

JOSEPH AUGUST NESTER (20 JUNE 1867 – 12 NOV 1941)

 

Rites Held for Secord Township Resident

 

Joseph August Nester of Secord township died in the Gladwin Hospital, Wednesday November

12.

 

Joseph Nester was born in Ontario, Canada, June 20, 1867 and came with his parents to Minnesota at the age of 6 years. He married Inez B. Smith of Beech, Virginia, December 23 1897.

From Virginia they moved to Grayling in 1898 where they lived until moving to Beaverton in 1900. They then moved to their farm in Secord-township in 1906 where they have since resided with the exception of 12 years spent in Saginaw.

 

Besides his wife he leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Elisha Card of Secord township, one brother, Thomas of Flint, one sister, Mrs. Lena Davidson of Saginaw, one half-sister, Mrs. Charles Kuhns of Glendale, California, five grand-children and seven great-grand-children, besides other relatives and friends.

 

Funeral services were held at the McClure Methodist Church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with

Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiating. Interment was in the McClure cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-19/1941 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

DONALD L. NETTLETON (2 SEP 1948 – 4 JAN 1999)

 

DONALD L. (CHIP) NETTLETON

 

Donald L. (Chip) Nettleton, 50, of Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 4, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center- Gladwin. Born Sept. 2, 1948 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Donald married Tina Forest, June 30, 1996 in Gladwin. He worked as a foreman for Three Rivers Construction in Midland. He was a veteran and a member of Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Jodi of New York, and Alana and husband Frank Schalk of Gladwin; one son, Bryan and wife Laura of Japan; mother, Bettie Nettleton of Gladwin; stepmother, Shirley Nettleton of Shepherd; two sisters, Georgia Kigar and Connie

Mora, both of Gladwin; one stepsister, Lisa Marshall of Florida; one stepbrother, Michael Thayer of Canton; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Nettleton in 1994, and one great-grandchild in 1993.

 

Services will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Elder Bob Bartlett officiating. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Masonic Lodge 397 will hold a service at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorial contributions may be made and used acco