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MAUDE MAE (WEIR-MCMILLAN) ALDEN (9 MAY 1884 – 7 DEC 1966)

 

GLADWIN WOMAN DIES

 

GLADWIN --- Mrs. Maude Alden, 82, a native of Gladwin, died Wednesday morning at the Gladwin Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past two years. She was born in Gladwin May 9, 1884.

 

Mrs. Alden is survived by one son, Donald of Ferndale; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Potter of Ann Arbor; brother, George Weir of Gladwin and sister, Mrs. Hazel Greer of Saginaw. Also ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Miner Funeral Home in Gladwin. Rev. M. R. Putman will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery near Gladwin. MDN dated 12-8-1966 Page - 3.

 

ANDREW M. ALLEN (31 AUG 1899 - 15 MAY 1957)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ANDREW ALLEN

 

   Andrew M. Allen, 57, died in Detroit Wednesday, May 15,. A veteran of World War II, he was born in Paulding county, Ohio on August 31, 1899. He made his home in Gladwin county most of his life.

   Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Rose Allen of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Myrta Cripps of Gladwin and Mrs. Mary Grove of Beaverton; four brothers, Wilbert of Gladwin, Earl of Flint, Carl and Melvin of Midland.

   Services were held Sunday at the Hall Funeral Home, the Rev. Henry C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-22/1957 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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CARL A. ALLEN (18 MARCH 1908 - 16 JAN 1973)

Carl A. Allen, 64, died Tuesday, January 16, at Kenosha, Wisc., following a long illness. Born in Butman Township March 18, 1908, he was employed at Dow Chemical in Midland. He made his home in Gladwin County until he went to Kenosha eight years ago at the time of his retirement. Surviving are a son, Carl R. of Kenosha, Wisc., two sisters, Mrs. William (Mertie) Cripps of Gladwin and Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Grove of Beaverton. Funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. C. E. Howe officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-24/1973 Column - 5 Page - 2

ROSE ETTA (MARQUART) ALLEN (24 OCT 1872 - 19 JULY 1957)

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ROSE ALLEN

   Mrs. Rose Etta Allen, 84, of Butman township, died Friday at the Hostettler Rest Home after an illness of several months. She was born in Paulding County, Ohio, October 24, 1872 and had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1902. The former Miss Rose Marquart, she was married to William Allen on May 9, 1891, in Oakwood, Ohio. Her husband preceded her in death on October 8, 1946. Surviving are four sons, Wilbert of Gladwin, Earl of Flint, Melvin and Carl, both of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. William Cripps Sr. and Mrs. Wilbur Grove, both of Gladwin; 34 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Two daughters, Velma, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Ethel Cripps, and one son, Andrew Allen, also preceded her in death. Funeral services where held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Sherman Free Methodist church. The Rev. Dale Woods officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-24/1957 Column - 6 Page - 1

VELMA ELIZABETH ALLEN (30 SEP 1905 - 11 JUNE 1907)

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS ALLEN (16 MARCH 1870 - 8 OCT 1946)

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR WM. ALLEN

   William Augustus Allen, 76, died at his farm home in Butman township Tuesday morning, October 8, after a heart attack. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at the Sherman Free Methodist church at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Ridge cemetery. Rev. E. Foglesonger will officiate. The body will be at the Reigle Funeral Home until Wednesday evening. Mr. Allen was born on March 16, 1870 in Carey, Ohio and was married to Rose Marquart on May 9, 1891 in Oakwood, Ohio. They made their home in Gladwin county for many years. Surviving are his wife, Rose; five sons, Wilburt of Gladwin, Earl and Melvin, of Flint, Carl of Midland and Andrew, of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Myrta Cripps and Mrs. Mary Groves of Gladwin; 32 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Ethel and Velma, preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 10-09/1946 Column - 4 Page - 1

DAVID JOSEPH ALMOND, III (4 DEC 1952 - 12 FEB 1991)

DAVID JOSEPH ALMOND, IV (15 FEB 1984 - 30 NOV 1987)

Youth killed when run over by truck

A 3-year-old Gladwin youth was killed after being run over by a delivery truck in his Secord Township driveway Monday afternoon. Gladwin Sheriffs officers identified the youth as David Joseph Almond IV, of Gladwin. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. James Sullivan, Gladwin County medical examiner.

Deputies said the boy was fatally injured when a delivery truck ran over him as it was leaving his parents’ driveway on N. M-30 in Secord Township. The mishap occurred about 2:48 p.m., authorities said. His parents, David and Terry Almond of Gladwin, were home at the time of the mishap, according to officers.

Details of the accident are sketchy and the incident remains under investigation. Sheriffs officers were assisted by an accident investigator from the Gladwin State Police and emergency personnel from the Gladwin Emergency Medical Services and the Clement Township Rescue Squad. David’s obituary appears on page 2.

DAVID ALMOND IV

David Joseph Almond IV, 3, of 1454 N. M-30, Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 30, after being run over by a truck in his driveway. He was born in West Branch, Feb. 15, 1984.

Surviving are his parents, David and Terri (Esiline) Almond of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Aaron and Christopher, at home; one sister, Nikki, at home; grandparents, Mrs. Elaine Almond of Grosse Pointe, Donald Esiline of Modesto, Calif, and Mrs. Mildred Krueger of Yucca, Ariz.; and his great grandparents, Carl and Bernice Clayton of West Branch.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-2/1987 Column – 3 Page – 2.

ALBERT ANDERSON (8 AUG 1865 – 26 OCT 1916)

Anderson---Albert Anderson died Oct. 26 at Atlanta, of blood poisoning. The body was brought to Gladwin Friday on the evening train. Funeral services were held at the Riley church Sunday, conducted by Rev. Braun. Gladwin County Record dated 11-2/1916 Column - 7 Page - 1.

ALBERT E. ANDERSON (30 JUNE 1891 - 18 SEP 1912)

BODY RECOVERED

ALBERT E.ANDERSON FOUND IN

BOTTOM OF PRATT'S LAKE

After Three Days' Search—Coroner's Jury Says It Was Accidental Drowning.

The body of Albert E. Anderson, who was drowned in Pratt's lake, Sept. 24, was brought to the surface Sept. 26, through the efforts of Coroner Wright and Sheriff Shell, together with a corps of assistants.

The body was recovered with grappling hooks about 10:30 a.m. on the| third drag across the lake. Undertakers Black & Bradley were called to the scene and the body was removed to the parental home. A coroner's jury was impanelled and returned a verdict of accidental drowning. Gladwin County Record dated 10-3/1912 Column – 4 Page - 1.

DAVID H. ANDERSON (23 SEP 1888 - 6 OCT 1971)

 

   David H. Anderson, 83, of Sage Township, died in a Harrison nursing home, today, Wednesday, October 6, following an illness of several years. Born September 23, 1888, in Sage Township, Gladwin County, Mr. Anderson had lived his lifetime here. He and the former Harriette L. Molesworth were married November 14, 1917. A farmer, Mr. Anderson had served as township clerk at one time and was a veteran of World War I.

   Surviving are his wife Harriette; five daughters, Mrs. Horace (Faith) Griffin, Mrs. Arthur (Harriet) Schindler, and Mrs. Melvin (Dolores) Winkler, all of Gladwin, Mrs. Arthur (Grace) Anderson of Midland, and Mrs. Larry (Rita) Hall of Hope; one son, Worth Anderson of Flint; a brother, William of Florida; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.

   Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2:00 P.M. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. John W. Cermak officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-06/1971 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

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GIDEON ANDERSON (12 AUG 1854 - 17 DEC 1927)

 

Gideon Anderson was born in Canada, Aug 12, 1854, and died in Hurley Hospital, Flint, of pneumonia Dec 17, 1927, aged 73 years, 4 months and 5 days.

He spent his boyhood in Canada, coming to Michigan as a young man to work in the white pine around Alpena. In 1882 at Speaker, Sanilac county, he was united in marriage to Jemima Glendenning, who preceded him in death eight year ago. One daughter, Nellie, died at the age of 2 years. He is survived by two sons, David of Sage township and William of Flint, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Anderson and his wife and infant daughter came to Meredith in 1884, where they resided until 1886, when they settled in Sage township, which was at that time practically a forest. At various times in his later life he worked in automobile plants in Flint. He was an employee of the Chevrolet Motor Co., at the time of his death. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1927 Column - 3 Page - 4

 

GLENN D. ANDERSON (24 MAY 1918 - 13 OCT 1944)

 

KILLED IN FRANCE

 

   PFC. Glenn D. Anderson, 26, of Gladwin, who was reported missing in France on October 8th, has since been reported killed in action on October 13th, according to word received by his wife last week.

   Son of Mr and Mrs David Anderson, of Sage township, Glenn was born here on May 24, 1918.  He was graduated from the Gladwin High School in June of 1936.  On December 7, 1940, he was married to the former Miss Ida May Codling, of Gladwin.  He was an active member of the Riley Evangelical Church and was superintendent of the Sunday School there at the time of his induction into the army.  He worked at the Gladwin Flouring Mills here before entering service.

   Following his induction into the Army on March 16, 1944, he was sent to Camp Walters, Texas, where he received 17 weeks of basic training.  He was given a 14-day furlough which he spent here with his family and then was sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, where he remained until he embarked for service overseas about September 1st. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1944 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

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GUSTAVE ANDERSON (2 NOV 1900 - 26 AUG 1975)

Gustave D. Anderson, 74, well known Sage Township resident and builder died Tuesday morning in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Alpena on November 2, 1900, he came to Gladwin County with his parents in 1906 and then moved to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1919. Mr. Anderson moved back to Gladwin and Sage Township in 1934. He was employed as a carpenter with Sun Oil Company and later was a self-employed home builder. He was a member of the Gladwin First United Methodist Church and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club. Mr. Anderson and the former Orathy Butler were married on September 8, 1934, in Mercer, Pa. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Donald and Lowell, both of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Marlene) Otto of Gladwin; two brothers, Fern of Youngstown, Ohio and Sam of Pasadena, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Dupont fo St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Elsie Lloyd of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Hattie Brenneman of Portersville, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Byron Hatch will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-27/1975 Column - 4 Page - 2

HARRIETTE LENORA (MOLESWORTH) ANDERSON (6 JAN 1900 - 23 APRIL 1985)

   Harriette (Nora) Anderson, 85, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, April 23, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Sage Township Jan. 6, 1900, she spent her lifetime here.  She was a member of Gladwin United Methodist Church and WWI Barracks Auxiliary 3421. The former Harriette Molesworth, she was married to David Anderson Nov. 14, 1917, in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1971. Surviving are one son, Worth (Mike) of Flint; 5 daughters, Mrs. Grace Anderson of Midland, Mrs. Horace (Faith) Griffin, Mrs. Arthur (Harriet) Schindler and Mrs. Melvin (Dolores) Winkler of Gladwin and Mrs. Larry (Rita) Hall of Hope; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Anderson of Fenton and Mrs. Vivian Vachon of Flint; 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn, in World War II and a daughter, Mary, as an infant. Services were held Friday at 1 P.M. from the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 05-01/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2

IRENE (BACON) ANDERSON (21 FEB 1923 - 9 JULY 1976)

MRS. ANDERSON

GLADWIN --- Mrs. Irene L. Anderson, 53, of Gladwin died Friday morning at the Midland Hospital Center. She was born in Flint, Feb. 21, 1923. She was a resident of Gladwin for 20 years. She was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church. She married Oscar Anderson, Sept. 28, 1950 in Flint.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Douglas and Kevin , one stepson, Ron, all of Gladwin; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Pratt, Flint; one brother LaVerne Bacon, Davison. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friend may call any time. MDN dated 7-10-1976 Page – 2.

JEMIMA (GLENDENNING) ANDERSON (25 MAY 1856 - 11 SEP 1919)

Jemima Glendenning Anderson was born in Haldiman county, Ont., May 25, 1856. She removed to Sanilac county, Mich., at seven years of age with her parents, where she lived until her marriage to Gideon Anderson in February, 1882. After their marriage they resided in Canada for a short time and in 1885 they moved to Gladwin county, making their home in Sage township, where she resided till she departed this life Sept. 11, 1919, aged 63 years, 4 months and 17 days. She is survived by her husband, two sons, David and William, also three grandchildren, all of Sage; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Shell, and Mrs. Marv Brown of Butman, one brother, David Glendenning of Saginaw. One sister and one brother preceded her in death, also a daughter at two years of age. Deceased was a faithful attendant of divine service and an attentive hearer. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. J. Hettler, assisted by Rev. W. H. Watson of Grand Rapids, Mich., at Riley Church, Sunday. Interment in Ridge cemetery. A large circle of friends gathered to pay their respects to the departed. Gladwin County Record Obituary dated 09-18/1919 Column - 4 Page - 5

KENNETH O. ANDERSON (28 DEC 1927 - 11 OCT 2000)

Kenneth O. Anderson, 72, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000 at home following a long illness. Born Dec. 28, 1927 in Flint, he was the son of Tyler and Anna (Trulson) Anderson. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.

Kenneth married Marilyn Coffell, June 16, 1950 in Gladwin. He was a machinist for Lyle’s Industries in Beaverton, retiring in 1990 after 20 years. He was a past member of the Gladwin Eagles Aerie #3292, and past member of the Gladwin Moose Lodge #3920.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Bob Anderson of Florida, William and wife Jeanette Anderson of Harrison, and Randy and wife Lee Grimes of Gladwin; one daughter, Yvonne Anderson of Gladwin; two brothers, Albert of Beaverton and Harold of Clio; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael in 1991; and one brother, Keith.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. Dr. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.

LULU MAE (UNDERWOOD) ANDERSON (14 MAY 1904 - 31 OCT 1965)

EX-GLADWIN WOMAN DIES

Former Gladwin resident Mrs. Lula Anderson, 64, died Sunday night Youngstown, Ohio. She was born in Paulding, Ohio May 14, 1904.

Her survivors are her husband Rudolph; two sons, Alfred of Maryland, and Weldon of West Virginia; three grandchildren; one sister, Miss Lela Underwood of Gladwin; and four brothers, Lyle of Gladwin, Jesse of Gladwin, Ray of Lansing, and Ceral of Mason, Mich.

The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at in the funeral hall in Gladwin. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Ross Tracy and the burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. MDN 11-2-1965 Page – 3.

MARY H. ANDERSON (17 JUNE 1927 - 10 JULY 1928)

   Little Mary H. Anderson, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs David H Anderson, was born June 17, 1927, and passed away July 10, 1928, after an illness of ten days. She was a bright and sweet tempered baby and will be greatly missed by all. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her bereaved father and mother, four sisters, Grace, aged seven; Faith, six;  Harriet, four; Dolores, two; and one brother, Glenn, age ten, also her grandparents, Mr and Mrs George Molesworth, and other relatives and friends. Services were held from the Riley church Thursday afternoon, July 12, Rev. Leroy Whitney, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. The little body was laid to rest in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1928 Column - 5 Page - 5

MICHAEL W. ANDERSON (11 APRIL 1958 - 11 JAN 1991)

 

MICHAEL ANDERSON

 

Michael W. Anderson, 32, of 519 First St., Gladwin, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1991, of injuries received in an automobile accident that night near Lansing. Born in Gladwin, April 11, 1958, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Anderson was an engineer for Handy and Harman Automotive

Division in Gladwin. He was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292. Mr. Anderson and the former Kay Sharp were married Oct. 1, 1984, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Angel and Shandal, at home; his parents, Kenneth and Marilyn Anderson of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Robert of Romulus and William of Gladwin; and one Sister, Yvonne Anderson of Milan.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-16/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

MINNIE (WEINKAUFF) ANDERSON (3 MAY 1870 – 17 AUG 1916)

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

Mrs. Albert Anderson, a former Gladwin resident, died of a heart attack August 17 at her home in Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Anderson was born in Alpena, Michigan, May 3, 1870 and was married to Albert Anderson in 1857. To them was born eleven children. Mr. Anderson and two sons preceded her in death. The Anderson family came from Alpena in 1907 and settled in Sage township. In 1923 she moved to Youngstown, Ohio.

Surviving her are five sons, Julius, Ferdinand, Rudolf and Samuel all of Youngstown, Gustave of Gladwin, four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Weston, Mrs. Ruth Little of Youngstown, Mrs. Hattie Brennaman of Portersville, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Elsie Lloyd of Tulsa, Oklahoma, twenty two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body of Mrs. Anderson was brought to Gladwin Saturday. Services were held at the Rogers Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Warkentine officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-23/1939 Column – 6 Page – 1.

NELLIE MAY ANDERSON (Abt. JULY 1884 - 25 SEP 1886)

ANDERSON -- Nellie May, aged 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, of cholera infantum. Funeral Sunday, September 26, at the Presbyterian church in Gladwin township. Gladwin County Record dated 09-24/1886 Column - 5 Page - 5

NEWELL WELDON "ANDY" ANDERSON (31 JAN 1920 – 2 SEP 1988)

NEWELL ANDERSON

Newell Weldon (Andy) Anderson, 68, of Bay City, died Friday, Sept. 2, at the Bay Medical Center after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Jan. 31, 1920, he was self-employed in the construction and asphalt business. Mr. Anderson was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a Mariner. He was a member of the Bay City Moose Lodge, the Elks, F.O.E. and the American Legion. Mr. Anderson and the former Arlyne Chatelle were married in 1953 in Grayling.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, John of Kawkawlin, Scott, stationed in Greece with the Army, Mark of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and Newell Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Alfred of Ohio; and 8 grandchildren.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev.Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service was held Tuesday at 8 p.m. by the Gladwin lodge. Gladwin County Record dated 9-7/1988 Column – 4 Page – 2.

ORATHY FAY (BUTLER) ANDERSON (12 AUG 1909 - 10 AUG 1981)

Orathy Fay Anderson, 72, of 3578 W. Riley Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Aug. 10, following a short illness. Born in Coalgate, Okla., on August 12, 1909, she moved to Tulsa where she worked for retail merchants and to Gladwin County in 1934. Mrs. Anderson was Sunday School superintendent for many years at the Gladwin United Methodist Church, past chairman of the Cancer Society, a 4-H leader for 15 years and a member of the Gladwin Area Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club. The former Orathy Butler, she was married to Gustave Anderson September 8, 1934, in Mercer, Pa. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1975.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Donald and Lowell of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Marlene) Otto of Gladwin; 3 brothers, William of Gladwin, Roy of California and Stanley of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Gladwin United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bates will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-12/1981 Column - 4 Page - 3

OSCAR ANDERSON (22 MAY 1922 - 20 JUNE 2005)

Oscar Anderson, 85, of Gladwin, died June 19, 2005 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. He was born in Gladwin on May 22, 1920 to Ola and Martha (McMaster) Anderson. He married Charlene Witkovsky in Gladwin on Oct. 17, 1980. He lived his whole life in Gladwin County and was owner/operator of Anderson Excavating until his retirement in 1971.

Surviving him are his wife, Charlene Anderson of Gladwin; two sons, Douglas Anderson and Kevin Anderson, both of Gladwin; a daughter-in-law, Gail Anderson of Gladwin; four step-children, David (Ivone) Miller of Gladwin, and Rick (Kris) Miller, Debra (Douglas) Rumminger and Mark (Rhonda) Miller all of Greenville, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Dion Anderson and Vicki Shea, both of Gladwin, and Amber Jones of Midland; 15 step-grandchildren and eight Great grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Art Anderson of Gladwin, Iva Peck of Gladwin, Larry Anderson of Arizona and Irene Kure of Mt. Clemens; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Ron Anderson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Bryan Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. Gladwin County Record dated 06-29/2005 Column - 4 Page - 2

RONALD O. ANDERSON (15 SEP 1942- 31 JULY 1996)

RONALD O. ANDERSON

Ronald O. Anderson, 53, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 31, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center – Midland following a short illness. Born Sept. 15, 1942 in Detroit, he resided in Gladwin most of his life. Mr. Anderson had been employed by Gladwin High School as a para professional in the building trades class. He married the former Gail Greer Oct. 21, 1961 In Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Dion and wife Vicki of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Vicki and husband Timothy Shea of Gladwin, and Amber and husband Andrew Jones of Livonia; his father and stepmother, Oscar and Charlene Anderson of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Douglas Anderson of Gladwin, Kevin Anderson of Gladwin, and Mark Peterson of Flint; one sister, Sandra Godwin of Flint; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Irene Anderson July 9, 1978.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Deane Wyllys officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 8-7/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.

VANCE GLENN ANDERSON (5 MAY 1944 - 17 FEB 2011)

Vance Glenn Anderson, age 66, died on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio following two months of complications after having a Lung Transplant on Dec. 18, 2010. He went peacefully with his beloved wife Kathy at his side.

Vance was born May 5, 1944 in Gladwin to Ida May (Codling) and Glenn D. Anderson. His father was killed in action five months later in Sivry, France, having seen his son in August of that year. His mother remarried a few years later and they moved to Midland, where he grew up. He graduated from Midland High School in 1962.

TRUMAN ARNOT (1842 - 19 DEC 1902)

 

DEATH OF TRUMON ARNOT

 

   Truman Arnot died at his home in Gladwin township, Dec. 19, 1902, of asthma, aged 60 years. Funeral services were held at the Ridge M. E. church Sunday conducted by Rev. O. C. Teachout, and the remains were interred in Gladwin cemetery. Mr. Arnot served in the civil war. He was a familiar figure in Gladwin county, where he had resided upwards of 30 years. He leaves a widow and several children. Gladwin County Record dated 12-26/1902 Column - 6 Page - 5

 

OBITUARY

 

   Truman Arnot was born in Rochester, N. Y., and died at his home in the township of Gladwin near McClure Dec. 19, 1902. He came to Sandy Creek and was married to Fanny Spiser. To them were born three children, two boys and one girl, of whom one boy survives him. In the year 1871 he came to Gladwin, and in 1878 was married to Josephine Koontz. To them were born four children, all of whom with their motehr live to mourn the loss. The funeral was held in the Ridge, M. E. church Sunday, Dec. 21, 1902, conducted by Rev. O. C. Teachout. The remains were laid to rest in the Gladwin cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-02/1903 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

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GEORGE A. AUSTIN (1855 - 15 NOV 1936)

 

GEORGE A. AUSTIN DIES IN DETROIT NOVEMBER 15

 

   Services were held at the funeral parlors of Rogers & Neely Friday afternoon for George A. Austin, conducted by Rev. Grant L. Jordan. Burial services were on the family lot at the Ridge cemetery. Services were also held in Detroit Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Roy Williamson, of the Baptist church.

   Born in New York state in 1855 he died November 15, 1936, in Detroit from injuries received when he was struck by a car November 2 when he stepped from the walk into the street. He was a resident of Gladwin many years and while here married Miss Dula Garbet. The Austins moved from Gladwin to Flint in 1910, and later to Detroit, where he has lived eight years. For a number of years he worked in the A. H. House elevator which was on the present location of the Community building.

   Surviving him are two daughters and four sons, Charles Austin of Glenn Falls, N. Y.; Vern, Clayton and Jesse of Detroit; Mrs. Beatrice Sharp of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sister Theodora of St. Joseph Sisters. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1936 Column - 6 Page - 1

BARBARA A. (RICH) AUXIER (1942 - ?) s/w Johnny E.

JOHNNY EDWARD AUXIER, JR (18 JAN 1935 – 13 DEC 1992) m. 1 Sep 1962, s/w Barbara A.

JOHNNY AUXIER

Johnny Edward Auxier Jr. 57, of 2215 Zimmerman St. Flint, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 13, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin. He was born in McCarr, Ky., Jan. 18, 1935, and moved to Flint in 1953. He owned property in Gladwin County for 10 years. Mr. Auxier was an export checker for General Motors SPO Plant 1 in Swartz Creek. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1960 and was a member of UAW Local 659.

Mr. Auxier and the former Barbara Rich were married Sept. 1, 1962, in Swartz Creek. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Mickey of Clare; one daughter, Brenda Auxier of Gladwin; a brother, Drew Kennedy of Flint; 3 sisters, Geraldine Burns of Sand Lake, Mary Ann Watson of Flint and Clara Collins of Kentucky; and 3 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Florence Auxier Sr. and a brother, Ezra.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. George Coon officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-16/1992 Column – 3 Page – 2.

ADA AYRE (1886 – 12 MAY 1914)

Ada Ayres, wife of Robert Ayres of Gladwin township, died at their home Tuesday morning after a long illness with tuberculosis. Services will be held at the Wagarville church Thursday morning at 11. Gladwin County Record dated 5-14/1914 Column – 7 Page – 2.

GEORGE AYRE (27 DEC 1859 - 27 MAY 1906)

Quite a number from Sherman attended the funeral of George Ayers at Wagarville the 20th. Gladwin County Record dated 5-31/1906 Column – 5 Page – 7.

MABLE V. AYRE (2 APRIL 1888 - 6 FEB 1893) Daughter of G. & M. Ayers,

A child 10 weeks old of George Ayres died Tuesday of inflammation of the lungs. He had buried a 6 year old daughter last week. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1893 Column – 4 Page – 5.


ROBERT AYRE (12 MARCH 1878 – 25 NOV 1937)

Robert Ayre Dies at Mercy Hospital Wed.

Services were held Sunday afternoon, November 28, at 1:30 for Robert Ayre at the Ayre home in Gladwin township, conducted by Rev. Ivan E. Hodgson. Burial was at the Ridge cemetery. Born March 12, 1878, at Durham, England, he came to London, Ontario, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ayre, at the age of two years and nine months. In 1889 he came with his parents to Gladwin county, Michigan, who settled on the farm on which he was still living at the time of his death. He was taken to Mercy hospital, Bay City, Wednesday, where he died the next day, Thursday November 25.

 

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Ayre; son George, a student at the Gladwin high school; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Coy; and a grandson, L. Lavon Coy of Midland; his mother, Mrs. Marie Ayre Williams; three sisters, Mrs. Anr>e Partridge of Gladwin, Mrs. Bertha Gentz and Mrs. Mae Brown of Detroit: two brothers, Thomas Ayre of Gladwin and Lee Ayre of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 12-1/1937 Column – 6 Page – 2.

RUSSELL H. AYRE (3 DEC 1892 - 14 FEB 1893) Son of G. & M. Ayers, Our Darling

A child 10 weeks old of George Ayres died Tuesday of inflammation of the lungs. He had buried a 6 year old daughter last week. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1893 Column – 4 Page – 5.

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CHARLES E. BABCOCK (11 APRIL 1861 - 19 JAN 1939)

 CHARLES BABCOCK DIES HERE, JANUARY 19

   Charles Babcock died at his home January 19 at the age of 77. Mr. Babcock was born in Ontario Canada April 11, 1861. In June 1884 he moved to Gladwin county. On April 21, 1895 he married Matilda Reigle and to them were born five children, one son and a daughter preceded him in death. Surviving him besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Katie Shamel of Flint, two sons, Sidney of Gladwin and James of Flint, six grandchildren, one great grand child, two sisters, Mrs Drucilla Peters of Harrow-smith, Canada, Mrs. Nancy Mathews of Fenton and other distant relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Free Methodist Church with Rev. H. R. Fiddler. Interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1939 Column - 3 Page - 1

CHARLES ERNEST BABCOCK (18 JULY 1883 - 29 JUNE 1978)

Charles E. Babcock, 94, of 526 North State St., Gladwin, died Thursday July 29, in the Clare Nursing Home. Born in Gladwin County on July 18, 1883, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Babcock worked as a lumberjack in his younger years and then farmed in Hay Township until he retired and moved into Gladwin County in 1952. He was married to the former Mary Cann on June 17, 1905, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death on October 28, 1976. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Gould of Gladwin, Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Elliot of Clare, Mrs. Ray (Laura) Swanson of Grayling and Mrs. Earl (Minnie) Patierno of Canton; one son, Clarence of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Services were held Saturday at 3:30 from the Mathews Funeral Home. Al Goff and Bill Engle officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-05/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

MEMORIAM ... 14

   In memory of Charles Babcock who left us June 30, 1978. Dad's been gone two long years now, But just as plain as day, We see him sitting rocking there, Like he did yesterday, We still remember when we'd go to visit him awhile, We would find him in his rocking chair, He would greet us with a smile, Now he is gone and deep inside, Our grief is never gone, But smiles can hide a heartache, And we must carry on. --- Sadly missed by all the family. Gladwin County Record dated 07-02/1980 Column - 3 Page - 9 Section B.

CLARENCE R. BABCOCK (15 APRIL 1908 - 18 JAN 1983)

Clarence R. Babcock, 74, of 3823 Bay City Rd., Midland and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin County on April 15, 1908, he was self-employed in small engine repair and construction. He moved to Midland County six months ago. Surviving are 4 sons, Charles of Manton, Donald and Orson of Cadillac and Richard of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Lou Currier of Nappa, Calif.; 4 sisters, Mrs. Irene Gould of Gladwin, Mrs. Ida Elliot of Clare, Mrs. Laura Swanson of Florida and Mrs. Minnie Patierno of Midland, and 20 grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-26/1983 Column - 4 Page – 2

 

Clarence R. Babcock (Midland Daily News, Jan. 20, 1983)

 

Clarence R. Babcock, 74, 3823 Bay City Road, formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday evening in Midland Hospital Center.

 

He was born in Gladwin County April 15, 1908. He lived in Gladwin the greater part of his life and had lived in Midland the past six months.

 

He leaves his sons, Charles Babcock of Manton, Donald Babcock and Orson Babcock, both of Cadillac, and Richard Babcock of Akron, Ohio; daughter, Bonnie Lou Currier of Napa, Calif.; sisters, Irene Gould of Gladwin, Ida Elliott of Clare, Laura Swanson of Florida and Minnie Patierno of Midland; and 20 grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Mathews Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Brian Wright officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

DERALD JUSTIN BABCOCK (21 APRIL 1923 - 15 APRIL 1990) s/w Norma Marian

Derald Justin (Jud) Babcock, 66, of Jackson and formerly of Gladwin, died Sunday, April 15, 1990, in a Jackson hospital after a short illness. Born in Detroit, April 21, 1923, he grew up in Gladwin. Mr. Babcock worked for Consumers Power Co. for 38 years and retired in 1985. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Babcock and the former Norma Washmuth were married March 2, 1946, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Pontiac; one daughter, Connie of Richmond, Va.; his parents, Sidney and Doris Babcock of Gladwin; and 2 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Leo Benett will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 04-18/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2


DORIS O. (TROWBRIDGE) BABCOCK (31 MAY 1901 - 6 FEB 1994)

Doris O. Babcock, 92, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 1994, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. She was born in Eaton County on May 31, 1901, and had lived most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church. The former Doris Trowbridge, she was married to Sidney Babcock on Dec. 30, 1922, in Gladwin. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter-in-law, Norma Babcock of Jackson; one sister, Hazel Townsend of Gaylord; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren, she was preceded in death by a son, Derald, on April 15, 1990. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Sherry Parker officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/1994 Column - 4 Page – 2

EMILY MATILDA (REIGLE) BABCOCK (9 DEC 1878 – 20 FEB 1962) Wife

From the Gladwin County Record --- February 21, 1962

RITES FRIDAY FOR MATILDA WIDEMAN

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church for Mrs. Matilda E. Wideman, 84, who died Tuesday morning at her home in Gladwin, following a short illness. The Rev. Earl Fogelsonger and the Rev. George Skene will officiate and burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Born December 9, 1878, in Schuylkill County, Pa., she came to Gladwin at the age of six with her parents and has lived here since. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

The former Matilda E. Reigle was married to Charles Babcock on April 21, 1894, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in February, 1939. She was married to Isaiah Wideman on August 31, 1940. Survivors include her husband, Isaiah; two sons, Sidney Babcock, of Gladwin,
and James Babcock, of Flint; a daughter, Mrs. Kattie Shamel, of Flint; two brothers, Frank Reigle, of Flint, and George Reigle, of Gladwin, four grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. Friends may call at the Miner Funeral Home.

 

HENRY BABCOCK (5 SEP 1850 - 26 MARCH 1936)

HENRY BABCOCK DIES THURSDAY AT FENTON

   Services were held Sunday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist church for Henry Babcock, conducted by Rev. C. H. Woods. Burial was at Ridge cemetery. Mr. Babcock died Thursday, March 26, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles M. Matthews, at Fenton. He was born September 5, 1850, at Collins Bay, Ontario. He married Melissa Mattis October 5, 1871. They came to Gladwin county in October, 1880, and he has lived at his present residence 38 years. Mrs. Babcock died January 10, 1929. He is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Amy Shanaver of Temperance, Mrs. Henry Nettleton of Gladwin, Mrs. Mary Craig of Flint and Charles E. Babcock of Winegars; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Charles Matthews of Fenton, Mrs. George Peters of Sidneyham, Ont., Mrs. Rebecca Densmore of Kingston, Ont., and Charles Babcock of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 04-01/1936 Column - 1 Page - 8

JONATHAN BABCOCK (3 JAN 1813 - 28 NOV 1887)

PASSED AWAY

   Jonathan Babcock, aged 74 years, 10 months and 25 days, fell dead suddenly at his residendce in Gladwin township Monday, while occupied with his usual out of door work. He had been in good health up to the time of his death, and had been in the village a few days before. Mr. Babcock was born in Ontario, and a few years ago came to this county. He leaves a wife and 11 children, Owing to sickness his wife was unable to attend the funeral service, which was conducted by Rev. A. H. Coors. Deceased had been a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Gladwin County Record dated 12-2/1887 Column - 3 Page – 5


MARJORIE ANN (CURRIE) BABCOCK (20 AUG 1861 - 31 JAN 1932) s/w Orland H.

Mrs. O. H. Babcock was the unfortunate victim of an accidental death caused by the explosion of kerosene from a can which overturned on the hot range, Sunday morning. Mrs. Babcock was severely burned and died after 12 hours of intense suffering. Marjorie Ann Babcock was born Aug. 20, 1861, at Port Sanilac; Sanilac county, Mich., and was a daughter of Roger and Elizabeth Currie, who came from Canada in 1860. She was married Feb. 22, 1882, to O. H. Babcock at Carsonville. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock lived in Sanilac county until 1885, when they came to Arenac county, moving to Roscommon county in 1887, from Roscommon county to Bay county in 1891 and to Gladwin county in 1892, where they have since resided. After their daughter, Mrs. John Levandoski, died in 1921, they went to Rhodes to live with their son-in-law, John Levandoski, where they have since made their home. Her husband, O. H. Babcock, survives her, together with three sons and three daughters, Arthur J. Babcock of Gladwin, Leonard A. Babcock of Flint, Hazen O. Babcock of Rhodes, Bertha M. Doane of Gladwin, Kate I. Purdy of Flint and Flossie I. Gray of Detroit. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Free Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church at Gladwin Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. D. A. Hoenshell, followed by burial at Ridge cemetery. Six nephews acted as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 02-04/1932 Column - 5 Page – 1


MARY E. (CANN) BABCOCK (1889 - 28 OCT 1976)

Mrs. Mary L. Babcock, 86, of 526 N. State St., Gladwin, died Thursday, October 28, at Clare Nursing Home. A resident of Gladwin County since age 2 years, she was born at Palms, Sanilac County, Mich., November 6, 1889, to Richard and Ida Snay Cann. The former Mary Cann and Charles E. Babcock were married June 17, 1905, in Gladwin. Surviving are her husband, Charles; a son, Clarence R. of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Gould of Gladwin, Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Elliot, of Clare, Mrs. Roy (Laura) Swanson of Grayling, and Mrs. Earl (Minnie) Patierno of Ypsilanti; 2 sisters, Viletta Johnson of Harrison, and Adele Kroening of Bay City; 11 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Engle and Mr. Michael Ruble officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-03/1976 Column - 5 Page - 2

MELISSA REBECCA (MATTIS) BABCOCK (13 MAY 1855 - 10 JAN 1929)

Mrs. Melissa Babcock, died at their home on State street, Jan. 10, 1929, of bronchial trouble. Age, 73 years, seven months and 28 days. Mrs. Babcock was born in Colebrook, Ontario, May 13, 1855, and was married to Henry Babcock Nov. 27, 1870. Three daughters and one son, Mrs. Charles Shanavar of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Henry Nettleton of Gladwin and Mrs Craig of Flint; and Charles E. Babcock of Winegar survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock came to Gladwin in March 1881 and have since resided here. In August 1925 she was converted at the meetings held in Flemmings grove, and later was baptized and joined the Free Methodist church, and has since been true to the faith in which she believed. Besides Mr. Babcock and the immediate family, she leaves to mourn three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Robert Nelson of Brown City, Mrs. William Tomkins of Flint, Mrs. Sherman McGrath of Hope, Jacob Mattis of Napanee, Ont., also many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Free Methodist church at Gladwin and conducted by Rev. G. W. Mustard. Those from out of the county who came to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shanaver of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Babcock, Mrs. Levi Ostrander, Mrs. William Tompkins, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nelson of Flint; Charles Matthews, Mrs. C. M. Matthews, Angus Matthews, Art Matthews and Rose Wasser of Fenton, and Mrs. Robert Nelson of Brown City and Mr. and Mrs Chas. Gould of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 01-17/1929 Column - 3 Page – 1


NORMA MARIAN (WASHMUTH) BABCOCK (1924 - ?) Wife, s/w Derald Justin

ORLAND HARVEY BABCOCK (11 JUNE 1859 – 1932)

SIDNEY WELLINGTON BABCOCK (28 SEP 1900 - 9 OCT 1996)

Sidney Wellington Babcock, 96, a long-time resident of Gladwin County, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996. He was born Sept. 28, 1900 in Gladwin Township. Before the move to his retirement residence in 1968. Mr. Babcock had farmed his family farm on Shell Rd. in Wagarville since 1939. He served as supervisor of Gladwin Township from 1956 to 1964 and remained on the township board until his retirement in 1968. Mr. Babcock then served on the Sage Township Board of Review for several years. He married the former Doris Trowbridge Dec. 30, 1922 at the Gladwin First United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death in 1994. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Norma Washmuth Babcock of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Hazel Townsend Cassidy of Midland; a granddaughter, Connie Jo Babcock of Richmond, Va.; a grandson, James J. Babcock and wife Mary, and 2 great-grandchildren, Kristine and Christopher, all of Oakland; 3 nieces, Betty Neeper of Leesburg, Fla., Lucille Robinson of Harrison, and Shirley Townsend Jensen; and a nephew, Wayne Townsend and wife Judy of Cadillac. Rites were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Donald Haskell officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/1996 Column - 2 Page – 7


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CHARLES EDGAR BAILEY (7 NOV 1882 – 27 JULY 1929)

CHARLES EDGAR BAILEY

Charles Edgar Bailey, a former resident of Gladwin, died July 27, 1929, at Hurley hospital, Flint. . Mr. Bailey was born Nov. 7, 1882 in Paulding county, Ohio, and was 46 years, 8 months and 20 days old. He came to Gladwin county, Michigan in 1900, and was married to Miss Myrtle Myers, March 5, 1903. One daughter, Mrs. Clifford Conarty, was born to them. In November 1917 the family moved to Flint, where he lived until his death.

He leaves to mourn his wife, daughter and son-in-law of Flint; two brothers, William Bailey of Flint, and T. A. Bailey of Roscommon; two sisters, Mrs. Musseta Varner of Oakwood, Ohio, and Mrs. James Bailey of Roscommon; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Sherman Free Methodist church July 29, 1929 at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Hoenshell of Pinconning. The body was laid to rest in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-8/1929 Column – 3 Page – 1.


ERIC BAILEY (14 JULY 2002 - 17 NOV 2002)

Eric Bailey, the four-month-old infant son of Lonnie and Jennifer (Parrish) Bailey passed away suddenly Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. He was born in Caro on July 14, 2002.

Surviving besides his parents, Lonnie and Jennifer, are one brother, Michael Bailey at home; two sisters, Brittany Bailey and Kyndra DuRussel, both of Mayville; grandparents Vera Martin of Harrison, John Bailey of Linden, and Debra Parrish, Patrich Acre, Larry Parrish and Randy and Jane Wilmoth, all of Caro.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002 at the Sisson Funeral Home with burial in Ridge Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 11-27/2002 Page - 2.

MYRTLE HATTIE (MYERS) BAILEY (8 DEC 1882 - 26 JAN 1968)

BURIAL HERE FOR EX-RESIDENT

   Mrs. Myrtle Hattie Bailey, 85, of Flint, and formerly of Round Lake, died Tuesday morning in Flint. Born in Ohio on Dec. 8, 1882, she moved from Gladwin County to Flint in 1917. Mrs. Bailey was married to Charles Bailey and he preceded her in death about 20 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Conarty, of St. Helen; and four grandchildren. Rites wil be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Reigle's Colonial Chapel, Flint, with the Rev. George Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin, with the Rev. John Cermak officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 01-24/1968 Column - 5 Page - 2

SYLVESTER A. BARTKOWIAK (13 DEC 1915 - 27 MAY 1985)

 

Sylvester A. Bartkowiak, 69, of 4411 Wagarville Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, May 27, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Detroit Dec. 13, 1915, he came to Gladwin County in 1974. He was a carpenter in construction and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Bartkowiak and the former Shirley Mawby were married May 3, 1942, in Detroit.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Coulter of Waterford and Sharon Garden of Garden City; 2 sons, Walter Lindsey of Highland and Edward Lindsey of Northville Township; 3 brothers, Leonard of Gladwin, Ralph of Dearborn and Norbet of Bridgport; 4 sisters, Geneive Kozlowski of Gladwin, Cecilia Schlaud of Capac, Sylvia Moskwa of Sterling Heights and Beatrice MarcAngelo of Canton; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Gladwin County Record dated 05-29/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

S SGT US ARMY WWII

 

BEATRICE I. BARTLETT (14 JAN 1907 – 18 APRIL 1989)

HAZEL I. (CRAWFORD) BARTLETT (20 MAY 1919 – 3 NOV 1984) 

HAZEL BARTLETT

Hazel I. Bartlett, 65, of 2694 Parkway Beach, Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at her home following a long illness. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, May 20, 1919, she came to Gladwin County in 1972 from Detroit. She retired in 1972 from the General Motors Public Relations Dept.

The former Hazel Crawford she was married to Charles Stevens and he died in 1965. She then married Joseph Bartlett Dec. 29, 1967, in Hamilton, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Oct. 23, 1979.

Surviving are a step-son, John Bartlett of Livonia; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Shirley Boadway of Orland Park, Ill.; and 5 stepgrandchildren.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-7/1984 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JOHNNIE BARTLETT (ABT. 3 NOV 1882 - 18 NOV 1883)  Aged 1 year & 15 days, Budded on earth, Bloomed in Heaven

JOSEPH E. BARTLETT (5 MAR 1908 – 23 OCT 1979)

Joseph E. Bartlett, 71, of Gladwin, died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. Born March 5, 1908, in Plymouth, England. Mr. Bartlett was employed as a bookkeeper for the First National Building in Detroit. He retired in 1972 and moved to Gladwin. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. On Dec. 29, 1967, he married Hazel Crawford in Hamilton, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife; a son, John Bartlett of Livonia; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Broadway of Orland Park, Ill.; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gladwin chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating. Burial wil be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be an Eagle memorial service at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. MDN 10-26-1979.

LILLIE BARTLETT (ABT. 1 FEB 1869 - 1 SEP 1887) Aged 18 years & 7 months

BARLETT---At Meredith, Sept. 1, 1887 Miss Lillie Bartlett, daughter of Henry' Bartlett, aged 18 years and 6 months, of typhoid fever. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S. C. Tiney at the Meredith schoolhouse to-morrow at 8 o'clock a.m., and the remains will be interred in the Gladwin township cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-02/1887 Column - 4 Page - 5

DALE E. BASEL (1929 - ?) s/w Eleanor E.

ELEANOR E. BASEL (1929 - ?) s/w Dale E.

EVELYN BATTEES (22 MAY 1912 - 24 MARCH 1913)

 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Battees sympathize with them in the loss of their little daughter, Evelyn. Gladwin County Record dated 4-10/1913 Column – 3 Page – 7.
 

JOHN CASNER BATTEES (7 DEC 1846 - 14 MARCH 1916)

 

PROMINENT RESIDENT OF SHERMAN TOWNSHIP ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS.

 

   John Casner Battees died March, 14, 1916, at his home in Sherman township, aged 69 years, 3 months and 7 days, after an illness of eight weeks. Mr. Battees was born at Marysville, Union county, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1846, and lived at home until Jan. 8, 1874, when he was united in marriage to Mary E. Richards. They move to Paulding county, Ohio, where they resided until August 1899, when they moved to Michigan and settled on a farm in Sherman township, where they lived until the summons came to answer the final call of One who doeth all things well. Mrs. Battees died November, 1912. Mr. Battees joined the Christian church in early manhood and was always a consistent member of the same. He served his country in the Civil war and was a member of Thomas J. May Post of Charlie, Ohio.

   Mr. Battees was the father of six children, of whom five are living to mourn his loss --- John S. Battees of Mishawakee, Flora E. Stuck, Lulu P. Kelly, Myrtle E. Austin and Walter V. Battees, all of Sherman township. He also leaves three sisters and 11 grandchildren. Mr. Battees was a kind father, a good neighbor, and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hygema from the German Baptist church at Round Lake Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, followed by interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-23/1916 Column - 4 Page - 7

 

CIVIL WAR

 

MARY E. (RICHARDS) BATTEES (10 JUNE 1854 - 29 NOV 1912) s/w John G.

 

Mrs. Battees of Round Lake.

 

Round Lake, Dec. 2—Mrs. J. C. Battees died, on this eve. of Nov. 29, at the home of her daughter., Mrs. William Stuck, of paralysis; caused by a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. She made an appointment with Dr. Busch to do some dental work, Nov. 28; after the work was

done, on their way home before they left Gladwin, Mr. Battees noticed as they were talking that heir speech grew thick, spoke of it to her, and suggested taking her back to consult with a physician. She objected, but as she grew worse, he insisted and she said no more. He drove back to Dr. Leininger's, and with the help of one other, she walked to the office, but nothing

could be done. About midnight Thursday they called both Drs. Leiniger and Suylandt, and they visited her Friday. No help was found, and she never regained consciousness.

 

A message was sent to Jack Battees at Mishawaka, Friday noon, and with his wife he reached Gladwin, Saturday noon only to learn that their mother had died.

 

The deceased was born in Cumberland county, Illinois, June 10, in 1854, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Richards. They removed to Columbus, O., the same year. Mary Richards was united in marriage with J. C. Battees at Marysville, near Columbus, 0. in 1871.

 

Six children were born to them: John the eldest, of Mishawaka, Ind.; Flora, wife of William Stuck of Round Lake; Lulu, wife of Frank Kelley of Beaverton, Ore.; Myrtle, wife of Charles Austin, of near Gladwin; and infant son, died, near Paulding Center, 0., in 1886. Walter Battees of Hillsboro, Ore., Mrs. Battees sister Mrs. Charles Gordon, of Edson, South Dakota, Mrs. Frank Kelley and Walter Battees could not be present at the funeral, which will be conducted at Round Lake G. B. church, Tuesday at 10 o'clock a. m., Reverends Willard of the Evangelical association and Hahn officiating; interment in Gladwin cemetery.

 

The deceased with the family all at home excepting Jack Battees, removed from 0., to their present home in Gladwin county in August., 1899, hoping the change might benefit her health, which it did. She became very active walking great distances, working in the Sunday-school

and church at Round Lake; until the German Baptist church was established, and was a frequent visitor at North Sage, and Sherman F. M. churches. Mr. and Mrs. Battees united with the Church of Christ near Paulding Center, Ohio. She was a devoted wife and mother, and as time passes

she will be greatly missed from many places. The pioneers are dispersing; time is passing swiftly, and when we look back fourteen years, miraculous changes have taken place. No idlers have struck this camp. It behooves us to work while yet it is day.

 

"So in the harvest if others may gather sheaves from the fields that in spring I have sown,

Who plowed or sowed, matters not to the reaper, I'm only remembered by what I have done." Gladwin County Record dated 12-5/1912 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

CHARLES WILLARD BAUSERMAN (1870 - 12 NOV 1959)

FORMER RESIDENT BURIED IN RIDGE

   Charles W. Bauserman, 89, of 1929 Windsor Lane, Flint, died Thursday, November 12. Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14, from the Colonial Chapel, Reigle Funeral Home, Flint. Burial was in Ridge cemetery, Gladwin. Mr. Bauserman was a resident of Gladwin County until 1916. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Justin N.; two daughters, Mrs. James Norton and Mrs. Sarah Bradley; 14 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1959 Column - 8 Page - 1
MARGARET MURABY (CARD) BAUSERMAN (16 MAY 1873 - 25 DEC 1963)

 BURIAL IS IN RIDGE CEMETERY

   Funeral services were held at 7 p.m Sunday, at the Colonial Chapel, Flint, for Mrs. Margaret M. Bausermand, 90, who died at Hurley Hospital on Friday, Dec. 27. The Rev. Harold A. Nessel officiated. Burial services were held Monday at 1 p.m. in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Born in Canada on May 16, 1873, she had lived in Flint since 1915. Her husband, Charles W., preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1959. Mrs. Bauserman was a member of Central Methodist Church and W.S.C.S. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Norton, of Birch Run, and Mrs. Sarah Bradley, of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Justin, of Flint; 14 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 01-01/1964 Column - 7 Page – 2.


JACK B. BEBOUT (22 AUG 1921 – 10 FEB 1991) MSGT US Air Force, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Beloved husband of Elsie

JACK BEBOUT

 

Jack B. Bebout, 69, of Oxnard, Calif., died Feb. 10, 1991, at his home. Born in Wooster, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1921, he retired in 1975 from the military after 31 years including serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars. Surviving are his wife, the former Eileen E. Ayers; one son, Mark of

California; a step-daughter, Mrs. Don (Carol) Hale of Gladwin; a step-son, Michael Berry of West

Lake Village, Calif.; 3 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 children, Michael and Michele. A military service was held in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Chaplain Joe White officiated and the honor guard was from the Gladwin County VFW. Gladwin County Record dated 3-13/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.


WILLIAM L. BECK (8 SEP 1927 - 30 SEP 1990)

 

William L. Beck, 63, of 2696 Lakeshore Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990, at his home. Born in Detroit, Sept. 8, 1927, he moved to Gladwin County in 1974, from Fraser. He was a retired engineer with Chrysler Corp. and served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Beck was a member of the Fraser VFW Post 6691, the Tittabawassee Valley Lions Club, president of the Secord Lake Eagles Club, a captain with the Secord Township Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Knights of Columbus in Fraser. He drove a school bus for 16 years. Mr. Beck and the former Alice Tack were married May 17, 1947, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Carrie Null of Mt. Clemens; one brother, Robert of Gladwin; 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, William (Skip) in June 1983.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Graveside services were by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. An Eagles memorial was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 10-3/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.

MAXINE LEE (HANEL) BELL (15 FEB 1930 – 12 JAN 1987)

MAXINE BELL

Maxine L. Bell, 56, of 4116 Betty Lee Blvd., Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 12, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Clare Feb. 15, 1930, she came to Gladwin County 3 years ago from Coleman.

Surviving are one son, Allen of Bay City; her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Durham of Coldwater; one brother, Albert Hanel of Gladwin; 5 half-brothers, Daniel Merritt of Clare, Stanley Merritt and Kenneth Merritt of Charlotte, Melvin Durham of Coldwater and Ronald Merritt of Farwell; and 2 half-sisters, Evelyn Landen of Grand Ledge and Wanda Markell of Van Wert, Ohio.

Rites were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-21/1987 Column – 3 Page – 2.


ALICE (ELTHORP) BELLINGER (NOV 1843 - 22 FEB 1933) s/w John

Alice Elthorpe Bellinger died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1933, aged 90 years, at the home of her daughter in Gladwin township, in which township she had lived 61 years. Mrs. Bellinger was a descendant of English parentage and born in France in November, 1843. She came to America with her parents when still a small child and they settled in Oneida county, New York. She was united in marriage to John Bellinger in the year 1860 and together they came to Michigan in 1872, settling first in Saginaw county and about a year later coming to Gladwin county and township, settling on a farm a mile south of Wagarville. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger 10 children, of whom five survive, Mrs. Gilbert Koontz of Bay City, Mrs. John Foran of Detroit, George Bellinger of Richfield, California, and Mrs. Norman Wagar and Melvin Bellinger of Gladwin. She was united with the Methodist church several years ago, to which she has been faithful ever since. Her health has been failing for the past seven years and was an extreme handicap to her very active life of almost a century. Her funeral was held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Methodist church at Wagarville and the expressions of sympathy are acknowledged with heartfelt gratitude by her family. Her body was carried by six of her grandchildren and laid to rest in the Ridge cemetery by the side of her husband and children who had gone before. Gladwin County Record dated 03-02/1933 Column - 2 Page – 1


CARRIE F. BELLINGER (22 JAN 1873 - 11 MAY 1879) Daughter of John & Alice Bellinger


DANIEL W. BELLINGER (__ DEC 18?? - 3 MAY 1879) Son of John & Alice Bellinger


DORA MAY (KOONTZ) BELLINGER (11 MAY 1867 - 7 APRIL 1961) s/w Roscoe C.

RITES HELD FOR MRS. BELLINGER

   Mrs. Dora Bellinger, 93, of Gladwin Township, died at her home Friday after a short illness. She was one of Gladwin County's oldest residents. Born on May 11, 1867, in Nelsonville, Ohio, she came to Gladwin County about 1870 with her brother. She was married to Roscoe Bellinger on July 26, 1884. He preceded her in death in 1930. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Don Bellinger, of Saginaw, Ron Bellinger of Gladwin and Dr. Wright Bellinger of Howell; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Hickey, and Mrs. Virgilene Ballmer, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Geneva Love, of Mt. Pleasant; 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and eight great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Miner Chapel with the Rev. Thurlan Meredith offficiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-12/1961 Column - 7 Page – 1


EVA B. (CENCER) BELLINGER (22 FEB 1901 - 31 OCT 1981)

Eva Bellinger, 80, of 235 E. Beech St., Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 31, at her home. Born in Austria Hungary on February 22, 1901, she came to Detroit at the age of four and to Gladwin County in 1911. She lived and farmed in Gladwin Township. The former Eva Cencer, she was married to Ron R. Bellinger in 1925 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on January 13, 1966. Surviving are 2 sons, Ron Jr. of Gladwin and Walter of Concord; 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Thelma) Anderson of Neenah, Wisc., Mrs. Esther Sandenburgh of Port Clinton, Ohio and Mrs. Melvin (Barbara) Secord of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Mary Kunkel of Livonia and Frank Cencer of Detroit; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A daughter, Virgilene, preceded her in death in 1929. Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-04/1981 Column - 4 Page – 2


FANNIE L. (NICKLESS) BELLINGER (20 JAN 1883 - 21 DEC 1969) s/w Melvin W.

RITES HELD FOR FANNIE L. BELLINGER

   Fannie L. Bellinger, 86, of Gladwin Township, died Sunday morning in the Gladwin Hospital. Born in Birch Run on Jan. 20, 1883, she attended the Ridge school and graduated from Gladwin High School Following graduation she taught in the Clement Township School. Mrs. Bellinger was a member of the Wagarville Methodist Church, the Gleaners and the Farm Bureau. The former Fannie Nickless, she was married to Melvin Bellinger on Jan. 10, 1904. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1947.Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen Ogg, of Gladwin, Mrs. E. Lucille Swinehart, of Roscommon and Mrs. Marion Mowery, of Midland; one son, John, of Gladwin, and John, of Midland; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Rites were held today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. from the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. John Cermak officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1969 Column - 5 Page – 1


GENEVA MAE (GARBER) BELLINGER (29 JULY 1923 - ?) s/w John C.


GEORGE H. BELLINGER (1871 - 1951)


GERTRUDE BELLINGER (17 APRIL 1868 - 28 APRIL 1879) Daughter of John & Alice Bellinger


JOHN C. BELLINGER (10 DEC 1920 - 22 MARCH 2002) s/w Geneva M.

John C. Bellinger, 81, died peacefully at home on March 22, 2002. Born Dec. 10, 1920 to Melvin and Fannie Bellinger, he lived in Gladwin County nearly his entire life. John married the former Geneva Garber on August 24, 1942 and farmed in Gladwin until 1955. He retired from Dow Chemical in 1981 after 25 years of service. Being an avid reader, fisherman and hunter, he passed on his knowledge of nature and his outdoor skills to his children and spent many happy hours reading to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sharill (Darrell) McGuire of Gladwin and Jeanne (Ron) Rhoades of Mason; one son, Mel (Fay) of Saginaw; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Swinehart, of Higgins Lake; and a brother-in-law, Ervin Reinberg of Midland. John was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Reinberg and Helen Ogg. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a contribution in his name are asked to send it to the Mid-Michigan Hospice Association at 3007 N. Saginaw Rd. Midland, MI. Gladwin County Record dated 03-27/2002 Column - 5 Page – 2


JOHN BELLINGER (NOV 1833 - 1 NOV 1917) s/w Alice

PASSED AWAY NOV. 1 AT AGE OF 84 ONE OF FIRST TO SETTLE IN COUNTY

LIVED HERE 45 YEARS AND HEWED OUT FINE FARM FROM WILDERNESS SAW PIONEER LIFE.

   John Bellinger, died Thursday Nov. 1, 1917, aged 84 years, at his home at Wagarville in Gladwin township, in which township he had lived 45 years. Mr. Bellinger was born in November, 1833, in Bellinger township, Oneida county, New York, where his young manhood was spent. In 1860 he was married to Miss Alice Elthorpe. Together they came to Michigan in 1872, settling first in Saginaw county, about a year later coming to Gladwin county and township, settling on a farm a mile south of Wagarville in what was then an almost unbroken forest, where by industry and rigid economy he, with his faithful wife and family, worked out one of the finest farms to be found anywhere in the state of Michigan.

   Mr. Bellinger, knew privation and sacrifice few can understand a tthe present time. With no roads, distart markets, and neighbors, if at all, far apart, with few companions except the wild inhabitants of the forest, yet he steadily held to his purpose until he saw the obstacles yield and his family surrounded by the comforts of life. Coming as he did of sturdy New England stock he was a man of strict integrity. In him wrong found no quarter, the right an ardent supporter.

   There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger 10 children, four boys and six girls. Of the girls, Carrie and Gertrude, and one boy, Daniel, preceded him to the other world. Three boys, Ross and Melvin of Gladwin and George of California, with four daughters, Mrs. Gil Koontz, Mrs. John Foran, Mrs. Ernest Collins and Mrs. Norman Wagar, are living and all except George were priviledged to be with their father during his last sickness. About 18 years ago, during the pastorated of Lev. A. C. Peters, he united with the Methodist church at Wagarville, to which he had been faithful ever since, attending its services whenever health and strength would permit.

   His health had been failing for some time, but true to the habits of his life he kept about the house until 24 hours before his death. His funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Methodist church in Wagarville in charge of his pastor, Rev. W. W. Chatfield, attended by his old neighbors and friends beyond capacity of the church to seat. The floral offerings were abundant and beautiful, speaking louder than words of the esteem in which he was held. His body was carried by six of his old neighbors and laid in the Ridge cemetery by the side of the children who had gone before.

   The Record published the following sketch of Mr. Bellinger's career Jan. 16, 1908, which will be read with interest at this time. "One of the few residents of Gladwin county who can remember when its virgin forests were a seemingly inexhaustible source of wealth is John Bellinger. His residence in the county dated back to the year 1871, when he came here in the employ of Myron Butman, driving one of his tote teams from Sanford over what was known as the old Meridan road to the farm of Mr. Butman in Gladwin township, now owned by W. B. Spike. After a drive of nearly 40 miles, mostly through the woods, the traveller found a clearing of nearly 40 acres, which seemed like an opening of extremely good proportions.

   "At that time the sole industry of the country was lumbering, the winters being occupied in getting the timber to the streams, and the summers in driving and getting ready for the winter's work. "Mr. Bellinger was one of the first to perceive the possibilities of Gladwin county for farming purposes, and in the year 1872 located on his farm in section 29 in town 19 N., R. 1 W., Gladwin township, which he continued to occupy until 1906, and which he still owns. For several years after taking up his farm his nearest point was Edenville, or 'Sixteen,' as it was commonly called, a distance of 25 miles, but Saginaw was considered the nearest point at which any satisfactory trading could be done.

   It was considered quite the proper thing to walk to Sanford; take the train to Saginaw, and on the return trip hire a team to take him and his purchases to his home. Many times he walked from his farm in Gladwin township to Edenville and packed his provisions home on his back. Mr. Bellinger lived on his farm for nearly six years before the city of Gladwin was mapped out, and before any trading point was located on its site.

   "Settlers now locating in the county on newer land have good roads, schools handy, church priveleges, good markets for farm produce and the conveniences of a railroad for getting to and from the county. A good grist mill is operated at Gladwin, and they know nothing of the hardships endured by the early settlers in endeavoring to get a foothold. Without any of these encourgements, Mr. Bellinger stuck to his farm, working on it in the summer and working in the lumber woods in the winter. For many years he drove to Farwell in Clare county to get his grist ground, over roads which would now be considered impassable, and requiring three days for the trip. The first 10 years of his residence on his new farm was spent in a small log house, but as his circumstances improved he built himself a commodious farm house and good farm buildings. For the past few years he has retired from farming, and has lived at Wagarville. Gladwin County Record dated 11-08/1917 Column - 4 Page – 1


MELVIN W. BELLINGER (9 MARCH 1880 - 11 JUNE 1947) s/w Fannie L.

MELVIN BELLINGER IS BURIED IN RIDGE

   Melvin W. Bellinger was born in Gladwin township on March 9, 1880 the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bellinger and passed away at his home on June 11, at the age of 67 years. On January 10, 1904 he was married to Fannie L. Nickless. There were four children, Mrs. Helen Ogg, of Sage township, Mrs. Lucille Swinehart and MRs. Marian Mowrey, of Midland, and John of Gladwin township. In 1909 Mr. Bellinger bought and settled on a farm, where he lived for 38 years, with the exception of 10 years, when the family lived in Gladwin city, due to his ill health. During this period Mr. Bellinger built roads in Otsego, Iosco, and Chippewa counties. He was an enthusiastic woodsman. His recreation was hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his wife and children are eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Koontz and Mrs. Esel Wagar of Gladwin and one brother, George, of Burney, California, who spent the last two weeks with his brother. Fraternally he was a Gleaner and Mason. He was buried in the Ridge cemetery, with six of his nephews acting as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 06-18/1947 Column - 2 Page – 10


RON ROSCOE BELLINGER, SR (16 JAN 1901 - 13 JAN 1966) 

SERVICES HELD FOR RON BELLINGER

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m from the Miner Funeral Home for Ron R. Bellinger, 64, of Gladwin Township, who died Thursday after an illness of three years. Mr. Bellinger was born in Gladwin Township on Jan. 16, 901, in the same house in which he resided, to Roscoe and Dora Bellinger. He was married to the former Eva Cencer on Feb. 24, 1925, in Detroit. He farmed until illness forced his retirement a few years ago. Mr. Bellinger also served as supervisor of Gladwin Township for several terms. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ron Jr., of Gladwin, and Walter, of Concord; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Anderson, of Springfield, Vt., Mrs. Ester Sandenberg, of Wapping, Conn., and Barbara, at home; two brothers, Dr. Wright Bellinger, of Howell and Dr. Don Bellinger, of Saginaw; two sisters, Mrs. Virgilene Ballmer, of Gladwin and Mrs. Geneva Love, of Mt. Pleasant; and 12 grandchildren. The Rev. M. R. Putnam officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-19/1966 Column - 4 Page – 1


ROSCOE CONKLIN BELLINGER (28 JUNE 1861 - 15 SEP 1930) s/w Dora M.

Roscoe Bellinger, a pioneer resident of Gladwin township, died at his home Monday afternoon, Sept. 15. Mr. Bellinger has been an invalid several years. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. followed by burial service at the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-18/1930 Column - 6 Page – 1


VIRGILINE BELLINGER (22 AUG 1927 - 25 MARCH 1929)

Vergelene, 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bellinger, died Monday morning, March 25 at 3 o'clock at Samaritan hospital, Bay City, following and operation for appendicitis. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church, followed by burial in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-28/1929 Column - 6 Page - 4


MAY IRENE BENSON (27 JUNE 1908 - 1 FEB 1916)

 

BENSON

 

May Irene Benson was born June 27, 1906, and died at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Mardlin, in Butman township, Feb. 1, aged 9 years, 7 months and 4 days. May Irene had always been a delicate health and after one week’s illness she passed to the great beyond, where pain and suffering have no part.

 

Of a kind she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

She leaves to mourn her loss her mother, four brothers, two sisters and her grandparents, besides a host of schoolmates and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. E. Wade of Ridge church Friday morning at 11 o’clock with and lovable disposition. Gladwin County Record dated 2-10/1916 Column 4 & 5 Page – 5.

 

NORMAN BERGEY (18 MARCH 1878 – 4 NOV 1933)

 

NORMAN BERGEY DIES

 

Norman Bergey died November 4 at Saginaw General Hospital, following an operation and an illness of several weeks there. Bergey was born at Clachan, Ont. March 18, 1878 and was married June 24, 1908 to Miss Ida Wesley. After living a year in Brown City, they came to Gladwin and with the exception of a few years lived at Winn they have lived in and around Gladwin. Mr. and Mrs. Bergey were super intendant and matron of the county farm from November, 1919 to March, 1926, which positions they filled with much credit. He was a member of the M.E. church at Saginaw, of a genial disposition, winning many friends, living a faithful and consistent Christian life, a lover of home and a friend to all.

 

Surviving him are his wife, four children, Mrs. Hugh Segar of Saginaw, Wesley, Mary and Eileen at home, a grandson, four brothers and three sisters, Abram, Nathaniel, Frank, and John, Mrs. Sadie Goodbrand, Mrs. Laura Taylor and Mrs. Pricilla Oby, all of Ontario. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., at the M.E. chruch, conducted by Rev. E. E. Price, M.E. pastor from Winn, and a former friend of the family, assisted by L.M. Whitney and Rev. M.F. Nash.

 

Burial was at Ridge Cemetery. Friends and relatives from out of town who came to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. William Neuman, Frank Getz, Miss Minerva Buckler, Brown City; Alfred Schlichter and Mrs. Ed Lawcock of Marlette; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Starkweather, Mrs. Wilbur Pierpont, Mrs. Fannie Croskery, Mrs. Ed Curtis, Mrs. Eleanor Smith and Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Price of Winn; Mrs. W. E. Hause and daughter, Elaine, of Bay City; Mrs. Clyde Kinne and children of Saginaw. Gladwin County Record dated 11-9/1933 Column – 3 Page – 9.


WESLEY C. BERGEY (4 NOV 1912 – 17 JULY 1948) Husband

 

Wesley Bergey Dies Suddenly

 

Wesley C. Bergey, 35, died suddenly at his home in Flint on Saturday, July 17. Funeral services were held at the Hall Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial was in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Bergey was born in Butman township, on November 4, 1912, the son of Mrs. Ida and the late Norman Bergey. He spent most of his life in Gladwin, where he worked at the barber trade. At the time of his death he was the proprietor of a barber shop in Saginaw.

 

Surviving are his wife, Maxine of Flint; his mother, Mrs. Ida Bergey of Saginaw; three sisters, Mrs. Eileen Young of Saginaw, Mrs. Mary Cotrill of Hopkins and Mrs. Viola Segar of Birch Run. Mr. Bergey was a member of the Methodist church and Saginaw chapter of the Royal Order of Moose. Gladwin County Record dated 7-21/1948 Column – 7 Page – 1.


EDNA MAY (HAINER) BERRY (10 SEP 1859 – 22 JUNE 1938)

 

MRS. EDNA BERRY DIES AT MERCY HOSPITAL

 

Mrs. Edna Berry died last night at the Mercy hospital Bay City from the results of swallowing a point of a knife. Funeral services had as yet not been arranged. Gladwin County Record dated 6-22/1938 Column – 7 Page - 1.

 

MRS. EDNA BERRY

 

Mrs. Edna Berry, daughter of Peter and Anna Hainer, was born September 10, 1859, at Duplain, Clinton county, Mich., and died June 22 at General Hospital in Bay City from the effects of swallowing a piece of knife blade.  After her marriage to S. R. Berry February 20, 1879, she lived in Midland until August of 1882 when they moved to Gladwin county and has always resided her.

 

Surviving is one son, Sidney A. Berry. Mrs. Berry leaves four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodges. Gladwin County Record dated 6-29/1938 Column – 3 Page – 5.

 

SIDNEY ALONZO BERRY (13 OCT 1881 – 20 DEC 1946)

 

SIDNEY BERRY DIES SUDDENLY HERE

 

Sidney Berry, 65, died suddenly at noon on Friday, December 20. Funeral services were held at the Hall Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial was in the Highland cemetery. Funeral services were under the auspices of the Gladwin Lodge F. & A.M.

 

Mr. Berry was born in Midland county on October 13, 1881, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Berry. He operated a farm in Grout township for many years. His wife, Mrs. Esther Dutcher Berry, passed away on October 4, 1943, and a son, Burton Berry died last spring.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ella Grayce Wright and Mrs. Lois Switzer, of Clare county and Mrs. Olive Russell, of Detroit; and 14 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 12-24/1946 Column – 7 Page -1.


SIDNEY R. BERRY (26 FEB 1849 – 8 MAY 1923) 

 

SIDNEY R. BERRY

 

S. R. Berry, one of Gladwin's old residents, died very suddenly Monday at Elsie where he was visiting. Mrs. Berry was staying with a sick brother while Mr. Berry walked to the home of a niece, a distance of about a mile. When he reached her home he was very cold and tired and asked for a fire. The niece went into the basement to fix the furnace fire when she heard Mr. Berry fall and returning found him dead.

 

Rogers & Neely met the body at Clare Wednesday, and brought it to the home two miles west of town. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon, May 11, at 3 o'clock. The Masonic lodge will attend in a body, leaving Masonic temple at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Gladwin County Record dated 5-10/1923 Column – 5 Page – 4.

 

SIDNEY RICHARD BERRY

 

Sidney Richard Berry, 40 years a resident of Gladwin, died May 8, 1923, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Fannie Brown of St. Johns, soon after arrival at the house on a call, having walked about a mile from the house of a brother of Mrs. Berry where they were staying to help care for the brother who is ill. Although for some time Mr. Berry had been in feeble condition, unable to undergo but little exertion, his death was not looked for and came as a great shock to his wide circle of acquaintances. His niece, Mrs. Brown, upon whom he had just called, has since been prostrated from the sudden fatal termination of his visit.

Mr. Berry was born in Erie county, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1849, and at the time of his death was aged 74 years, 2 months and 12 days. He was married Feb. 20, 1879, to Edna Hainer of Clinton county, Michigan, who survives him with one son, Sidney A., living on their farm just west of Gladwin, which has ben the family home for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Berry came to Gladwin from Midland in 1883, and have resided in or near Gladwin continuously since that time. Of a friendly and social nature he made many friends, by whom he was held in great esteem. Although not a seeker of official positions he served many years in a very efficient manner as superintendent of the poor and in other official positions.

 

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. E. T. Smith, and attended by many old neighbors and friends, after which the body was taken in charge by members of Gladwin lodge F. & A. M., of which he became a charter member in 1890, by transfer from Center lodge, Midland, and of which he had been one of the most faithful attendants. Interment took place in Gladwin township cemetery beside the grave of his brother, William H., whose body was laid to rest there many years ago. The impressive funeral service of the Masonic order was conducted at the grave by Clarence Pike, past worshiper master, in a very creditable manner assisted by a large number of member of the craft, who joined in conferring the funeral grand honors upon the deceased, who for so many years had taken an active part in the work of the lodge.

 

The pallbearers were Leonard Schreck, Eugene Foster, W. G. Sainsbury, Oscar Rogers, Robert Croskery and W. E. Woodward. Gladwin County Record dated 5-17/1923 Column – 5 Page – 5.


WILLIAM BERRY (23 JUNE 1847 - 11 JUNE 1885) Aged 37 years, 11 months & 19 days

 

BERRY---Thursday, June 11, in the village of Gladwin, Wm. Berry, aged 38 years. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Fleming.

 

This week it is our sad duty to record the death of one of our most esteemed citizens, William Berry. In November last he was taken with an acute attack of sciatic rheumatism, sine which time he has been scarely able to leave his bed. It was thought that his condition was improving and hopes were entertained of his recovery until Tuesday, when he suddenly experienced great pain. His sufferings from that time until death came to his relief yesterday afternoon were intense.

 

Mr. Berry was born in Erie county, N. Y., and removed to Michigan when 16 years of age. For 13 years he was manager for a large milling firm in Bath, Clinton county. In 1881 he removed to Gladwin county, where he has since resided For 2 ฝ years he acted as business manager of Lane & Busch’s saw and planning mill in Sage township. Last fall he was nominated by the republican county convention for the office of register of deeds, and received the largest majority of any of the successful candidates. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.

 

He was an honest and industrious citizen of very pleasant manners, and liked by all his acquaintances. Gladwin County Record dated 6-12/1885 Column – 5 Page – 5.

 

THEOPHIFILA (REDMAN) BETKE (30 SEP 1892 – 6 JUNE 1989) s/w Julius,

 

THEOFILA BETKE

 

Theofila (Meister) Betke, 96, of Warren and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, June 6, 1989, in the Autumn Woods Nursing Home, Warren, after a long illness. Born in Germany, Sept. 30, 1892, she lived in Gladwin for over 65 years and was a homemaker. She was a past member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and did seamstress work for local clothing stores for many years. She married Julius Meister in 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Clara Betke of Warren; 3 sons, Walter Meister of Gladwin, Clarence Meister of Toledo and Herb Meister of East Detroit; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Henry.

 

Rites were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-14/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2.


CATHERINE E. (MEDEL) BIRKHOLZ (1922 - ?) m. 8 Jun 1945, s/w Raymond E.


JOHN BIRKHOLZ (1 SEP 1864 – 9 DEC 1939)

 

John Birkholz, a long time resident of Butman Township died at his home Saturday evening after a long illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1864 in Germany. He came to the country with his parents in 1881, and settled in Peoria, Ill. He was married to Martha Schmidt, Feb. 17, 1888. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.

 

Surviving are four son, Albert and Henry of Illinois, John Jr., of Gladwin and William of Lansing. Three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Dombroske, Gladwin, Mrs. E. Roloff, of Jackson, Bertha of Lansing. He also leaves two sisters. Funeral services were Tuesday at the Mennonite church in Butman township conducted by Rev. G. Burkentine and burial at Ridge cemetery.

 

Mrs. W. L. McCullock is seriously ill at her farm home south of Gladwin; and is being cared for by her three daughters. MDN 12-18-1939 Page – 2.


JOHN BIRKHOLZ (28 MARCH 1891 – 17 OCT 1975) s/w Martha (b. 1898)

 

JOHN BIRKHOLZ

 

John Birkholz, 84, of 3988 N. Hitman Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 17, at a nursing home in Warren. He had been in failing health for 9 years and was seriously ill the past 3 months.

Born in Forreston,, Ill., March 28, 1891, he came to Gladwin County in 1905. After attending a tire school in Kansas City, Mo., he operated a tire shop in Gladwin from 1927 to 1932. Mr. Birkholz farmed his home place in Butman Township until retirement. He and the former Martha Weinkauff were married June 15, 1918, in Posen. A son of John and Martha Schmidt Birkholz, he was a charter member of the Gladwin First Baptist Church.

 

Survivors are his wife Martha; 2 sons, Raymond of East Detroit and Milton of Mt. Clemens; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Willis of Saginaw, and Mrs. George (Lillian) Parker of Warren; a

brother William and a sister Miss Hertha Birkholz, both of Lansing; 7 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Locher officiating. Interment was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-22/1975 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MARTHA (SCHMIDT) BIRKHOLZ (10 APR 1864 – 11 DEC 1932) Mother

 

MRS. JOHN E. BIRKHOLZ

 

Mrs. John Birkholz died Sunday, Dec. 11, 1932, at her home in Butman township after an illness of five months. Mrs. Martha Birkholz was born in Germany April 10, 1864, and has been a resident of this county about 28 years.

 

She is survived by her husband, John Birkholz, four daughters and four sons, Mrs. Amelia Dombroske, Mrs. Tena Wolf, Mrs. Martha Roloff, Miss Bertha Birkholz, William Birkholz of Lansing, John E. Birkholz of Alpena, Albert and Henry Bifkholz.

 

Services will be held today at 12:30 p. m. at the home and at 1 p. m. at the Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. A. P. Dick, followed by burial at Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1932 Column – 5 Page – 1.


MARTHA BIRKHOLZ (9 MAY 1898 – 18 NOV 1991) s/w John (b. 1891)

 

MARTHA BIRKHOLZ

 

Martha Birkholz, 93, of 215 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1991 in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin after a short illness. Born to Posen, May 9. 1898,

she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Gladwin Baptist

Church.

 

The former Martha Weinkauff. she was married to John Birkholz on June 15. 1918. in Posen. He

preceded her in death in October 1975. Surviving are 2 sons. Raymond of Gladwin and Milton of

Mt. Clemens; 2 daughters. Mrs. John (Geraldine) Willis of Gladwin and Mrs. George (Dolly) Lillian

Parker of Warren; 9 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. She

was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 7 sisters.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Gladwin Baptist Church. The Rev. John McCullough and the Rev. Robert Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Baptist Church. Arrangements were in charge of the

Sisson-Mathews funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1991 Column – 2 Page – 2.

RAYMOND ELMER BIRKHOLZ (24 AUG 1923 – 17 NOV 1996)

 

Raymond Elmer Birkholz, 83, of Gladwin and a winter resident of Palm Harbor, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996 at his home in Palm Harbor, Fla. Born Aug. 24, 1923 in Lansing, he was a retired car transport driver. He married the former Catherine Medel, June 8, 1945. Mr. Birkholz was a veteran of World War II, serving In the Army and a member of the Teamster's Union. He was affiliated with the Baptist church.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Ellen Smith of Germany and Patricia Birkholz of

Warren; 1 son, James Schilling of San Diego, Calif., 1 brother, Milton Birkholz of Mt. Clemens, 2

sisters, Geraldine Willis of Gladwin and Lillian Parker of Warren; 6 grandchildren; and 2 greatgrandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1996 Column – 5 Page – 7.


MARGOT IRENE BLAKSLEE (21 NOV 1925 – 14 FEB 1979) s/w Harry Sibley

Mrs. Margot Irene Blakeslee, 53, of Gladwin died Tuesday in Gladwin Area Hospital. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Lansing. She was a retiree from Oldsmobile Manufacturing in Lansing. Mrs. Blakeslee leaves a brother, Homer Smythe, of Gladwin. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hall funeral home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Jerry Gashe officiating. Burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Midland Daily News dated 2-15/1979 Page-5.


ELIZABETH (WESLEY) BLANEY (14 APRIL 1865 - 5 JUNE 1937)

MRS. GEORGE BLANEY DIES SUDDENLY MONDAY

   Rev. Grant L. Jordan conducted services Monday afternoon, June 8, at the Methodist church at Gladwin for Mrs George Blaney, who died June 5, 1937, at her home in Gladwin township of a heart attack. Born in Mowery, Ontario, April 14, 1865, Elizabeth Wesley wass married to George Blaney December 25, 1888, and came shortly after with her husband to Gladwin county where they have since made their home. For many years she has been a member of the Methodist church here. Five children were born to the Blaneys. Her friends knew her as a faithful wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband, George Blaney, and three daughters, Mrs John Ehl of Spencer, Mrs Ray Shell of Pontiac and Mrs. Claud Card of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 06-09/1937 Column - 4 Page - 8

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GEORGE BLANEY (9 JAN 1863 – 6 FEB 1961)

GLADWIN PIONEER DIES AT 98

GLADWIN --- George Blaney, 98, one of Gladwin County’s pioneer resident who helped to build the first railroad entering the county, died Monday at the Gladwin Nursing Home. He had been in ill health many years. Born in Canada Jan. 9, 1863, Mr. Blaney came to Edenville Township with his parents when he was four years old. The family later moved to Gladwin County. His first wife Elizabeth Wesley died in June 1937 In 1942, he married Mrs. Lucy Latta, who survives him.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lila Card, Pinconning; Mrs. Edith Shell, Drayton Plains, and Mrs. Mary Ehl, Kalkaska; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Wood, Saginaw, and Mrs. Ella Carroll, British Columbia; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from Miner Chapel, Gladwin, with the Rev. R. E. Fogelsonger officiating. Burial will be in Ridge cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the Miner Funeral Home. MDN dated 2-7-1961 Page – 7.


ROY GEORGE BLANEY (8 AUG 1902 - 28 OCT 1915)

Roy George Blaney was born in Gladwin county Aug 8, 1902 and died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Blaney of Gladwin township, Oct. 28; aged 13 years, 2 months and 20 days. Roy was a promising boy, loved and respected by everyone who knew him and his sudden demise was a sad shock to the family and cast a gloom over the whole community. Suddenly and unexpectedly disease fastened its fatal fangs in the vitals of their sweet boy of promise and baffled every medical attempt to save him.

With modest pride and affectionate hope the now sorrow stricken parents regarded their only son, but somewhere in the great Divide program other things were written for him.

Death came to our quiet home one day. And stole our noble boy away.  We loved him more than we can tell, But know God doeth all things well. Then we'll trust His mighty power and love, That perfect gift that's from above. We’re learning his blessed, blessed will. While the Master says, "Peace, be still."

Of the immediate family Boy leaves to mourn his loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Blaney, and three sisters Mrs. John Ehle of Kalkaska, Mrs. Ray Shell of Butman township, Mrs. Claude Card of Gladwin township, besides a host of relatives and friends who feel they have lost one of their own number. The floral offerings were many and bespeak the respect in which Roy was held.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ridge church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Wade. Interment in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-4/1915 Column – 4 Page – 5.

AGUSTA BOECK (1875 – 7 AUG 1924)

MRS. JOHN BOECK

Mrs. John Boeck died Thursday, August 7, after an operation at Mercy hospital, Bay City. The body was brought to Gladwin Friday. Services were held at the home Sunday conducted by Rev. P. F. Schilling, followed by interment at the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-14/1924 Column – 5 Page – 5.

ROBERT L. BOLIN (23 SEP 1916 - 1 MAY 1970)

 

CLARE --- Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today for Robert L. Bolin, 53, of Route 2, Clare, who died Friday at Saginaw General Hospital. Services were from the Stephenson – Doherty Funeral Home in Clare with the Rev. Ward Sipes officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin County.

 

Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Three Rivers, he was a boiler maker employed at Dow Chemical Company. Surviving are his wife, Eva; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Methner of Harrison and Mrs. Phyllis Farrell of Jackson, Wyo.; one son, Robert Bolin II of Ithaca; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bolin of White Pigeon; one brother, Paul Bolin of Kalamazoo; one sister, Mrs. Charles Tyler of Goshen, Ind,; and eight grandchildren. MDN dated 5-4-1970 Page – 3.

 

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LOUISA JANE (CAPLING) BOLLERT (11 FEB 1863 – 23 NOV 1938)

Mrs. W. Bollert Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Wm. Bollert, who has been ill at the Gladwin Hospital for the past four months, died this morning at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Bollert was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 11, 1863. She has been a resident of Gladwin for the past 41 years.

Wm. Bollert, her husband, son, William John, and daughter, Mrs. Frank Demaray have preceded her in death. The six children surviving are: Arthur of Lansing, Mrs. Mattie Soldan of Gladwin, Mrs. Lewis Soldan of Chicago, Mrs. Frank Kellogg of Cheboygan, Mrs. Charles Secor of Ispeming, and Mrs. Bernard Wagoner of Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services have not yet been arranged. Gladwin County Record dated 11-23/1938 Column – 3 Page – 1.

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD NOVEMBER 26

Mrs. William Bollert Dies After Long Illness

Funeral services for Mrs. William F. Bollert were held last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Soldan at 2 p.m. and at the Gladwin Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Karl H. Keefer conducting the services and Rev. W. M. Palmer of the Evangelical church assisting. A trio consisting of Mrs. Carrie Capling, Mrs. Verna Harrold and Mrs. Violet Feuhr sang appropriate numbers. The flowers were carried by 12 girls from the church.

Pall bearers were Gordon Capling, Eldon Capling, Max Soldan, Robert Soldan, Jack Demarayand Wayne Bollert.

Louisa Jane Capling was born in the township; of North East Hope, Perth county, Ontario, February 11, 1865, and died Wednesday, November 23. 1938. When but a small child she moved, with her parents, to the township of South East Hope.

On December 2, 1884, she was married to William F. Bollert and settled on a farm in the township of East Zora, remaining there for a period of seven years, when they returned to South East Hope. In 1898 she, with her husband and family, moved to Sage township, Gladwin county, Michigan. In the year of 1911 they disposed of their farm property and moved to the city of Gladwin, where, she has since resided.

She is survived: by six children, Arthur Bollert of Lansing, Martha, now Mrs. Daniel Soldan of

Gladwin, Erna, now Mrs. Lewis Soldan of Chicago, Ill., Florence, now Mrs. Frank Kellogg of Cheboygan, Cora, now Mrs. Charles Secor of Ishpeming, and Winnie, now Mrs. Bernard Wagoner of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, John Capling of Gladwin and one sister, Mrs. Emma Faulhafer of Stratford, Ont. Mrs. Bollert was preceded in death by her husband, who died November 30, 1933, one daughter, Mary May (Mrs. Frank Demaray), who died in 1927, and one son, William J., who died in 1936.

She was converted to the Christian faith in the Wagarville Methodist Episcopal church and since moving to the city has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church here. Her life has been a useful one, always to be found where her help and treatment were, every ready to care for the sick. Gladwin County Record dated 12-7/1938 Column – 6 Page – 5.


WILLIAM FREDERICK BOLLERT (25 JULY 1860 - 30 NOV 1933)

LAST RITES HELD FOR W. F. BOLLERT

OLD GLADWIN RESIDENT WRITES OWN OBITUARY BEFORE DEATH

   Some years before his death, William F. Bollert, who succumbed here on Thanksgiving day to a long illness, wrote his own obituary. It is a plain, unadorned account of the long, useful life of a man who for 35 years was a hard-working, well-liked and conscientous citizen of Gladwin county.

   William F. Bollert was born in Williamsburg, Waterloo county, Ont., on July 25, 1860. At the age of two years, he with his parents, removed to Wartburg, Perth county, Ont., remaining there until about 14 years of age. At that time his mother died and then his father removed his family to East Zora, Oxford county, Ont., where they resided until he was 24 years old.

   On December 2, 1884, he was united in marriage to Louisa Jane Capling of Shakespeare, Ont., and moved to a farm in East Zora, remaining there for a period of seven years, and then removed to South East Hope, in Perth county, and remained there until 1898, when he, with his family, came to Sage township, Gladwin county, Michigan, and settled on a new farm of 120 acres. He spent about 13 years clearing and improving this property. In the year 1911 he sold out and moved to Gladwin, where he has resided since that time.

   Mr. Bollert and his wife had the pleasure and good fortune to see all their children grow up to man and womanhood, they having raised eight children, two boys and six girls, as follows: Arthur, Martha, Erna, Mary, Florence, Cora, Winifred, and William. They also raised one adopted child, David Kirchen, who remained with them until 21 years of age.

   Surviving are all his children except Mary, who died March 3, 1927. He also leaved his wife, Mrs. Louisa Bollert, to whom he had been married for 49 years; a brother, Robert of Vancouver, B. C.; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Frye, of Drumbo, Canada; and 15 grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held from the home and from the Gladwin M. E. church, Saturday. Rev. E. F. Bailey, former Evangelical pastor here, and friend of the deceased, officiated, assisted by Rev. Leroy M. Whitney. The songs, "Will the Circle be Unbroken?' and "Under His Wings," were sung by Mrs. Sarah Rogers, Miss Virginia Clendenning. Mrs. Gladys Whitney was at the piano. Burial was in the Ridge cemetery.

   Out of town guests who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bollert and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bollert of Lansing, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Kellogg, three daughters and son, of Cheboygan, Frank Demaray, two children and Mrs. Mary Heartwell of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Secor of Ishpeming, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wagoner of Canton, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Soldan of Chicago, and L. V. Soldan of Lyle.

   The six sons-in-law, Dan Soldan, Lewis E. Soldan, Frank Demaray, Frank T. Kellogg, Charles Secor and Bernard Wagoner, acted as pall bearers. Gladwin County Record dated 12-07/1933 Column - 3 Page – 1


WILLIAM JOHN BOLLERT (4 DEC 1907 - 1 SEP 1936)

From the Gladwin County Record --- December 7, 1933

LAST RITES HELD FOR W. F.BOLLERT

OLD GLADWIN RESIDENT WRITES OWN OBITUARY BEFORE DEATH

Some years before his death, William F. Bollert, who succumbed here on Thanksgiving day to along illness, wrote his own obituary. It is a plain, unadorned account of the long, useful life of a man who for 35 years was a hard-working, well-liked and conscientous citizen of Gladwin county.

William F. Bollert was born in Williamsburg, Waterloo county, Ont., on July 25, 1860. At the age of two years, he with his parents, removed to Wartburg, Perth county, Ont., remaining there until about 14 years of age. At that time his mother died and then his father removed his family to East Zora, Oxford county, Ont., where they resided until he was 24 years old.

On December 2, 1884, he was united in marriage to Louisa Jane Capling of Shakespeare, Ont., and moved to a farm in East Zora,remaining there for a period of seven years, and then removed to South East Hope, in Perth county, and remained there until 1898, when he, with his family, came to Sage township, Gladwin county, Michigan, and settled on a new farm of 120 acres. He spent about 13 years clearing and improving this property. In the year 1911 he sold out and moved to Gladwin,where he has resided since that time.

Mr. Bollert and his wife had the pleasure and good fortune to see all their children grow up to man and womanhood, they having raised eight children, two boys and six girls, as follows: Arthur, Martha, Erna, Mary, Florence, Cora, Winifred, and William. They also raised one adopted child, David Kirchen, who remained with them until 21 years of age.

Surviving are all his children except Mary, who died March 3,1927. He also leaved his wife, Mrs. Louisa Bollert, to whom he had been married for 49 years; a brother, Robert of Vancouver, B. C.; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Frye, of Drumbo, Canada; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the home and from the Gladwin M. E. church, Saturday. Rev. E. F. Bailey, former Evangelical pastor here, and friend of the deceased, officiated, assisted by Rev. Leroy M. Whitney. The songs, "Will the Circle be Unbroken?' and "Under His Wings," were sung by Mrs. Sarah Rogers, Miss Virginia Clendenning. Mrs. Gladys Whitney was at the piano. Burial was in the Ridge cemetery.

Out of town guests who were here to attendthe funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bollert and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bollertof Lansing, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Kellogg, three daughters and son, of Cheboygan, Frank Demaray, two children and Mrs. Mary Heartwell of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Secor of Ishpeming, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wagoner of Canton, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Soldan of Chicago, and L. V. Soldan of Lyle.

The six sons-in-law, Dan Soldan, Lewis E. Soldan, Frank Demaray, Frank T. Kellogg, Charles Secor and Bernard Wagoner, acted as pall bearers.

AMANDA (?) BONHAM (2 NOV 1856 – 23 DEC 1917)

BONHAM

Mrs. Amanda Bonham, wife of George Bonham, died at their home in Glawin, Dec. 23, 1917, aged 61 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was born in Ohio, Nov. 2, 1856, and has been a resident of Gladwin for about 25 years. She is survived by her husband, one son, Louis Brabon of Buckeye township and one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Glidden of Kalamazoo, four stepsons, two step-daughters and six grandchildren. Services were conducted at the Free Methodist church Tuesday morning followed by interment in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1917 Column - 5 Page - 1.


ANNA E. (BUNTING) BONHAM (20 OCT 1882 – 13 JAN 1948) s/w John T.

MRS. ANNA BONHAM DIES

Mrs. Anna E. Bonham, 65, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, in Ann Arbor Tuesday. She had resided in Midland until six months ago. Mrs. Bonham was born Oct. 20, 1882.

She is survived by two sons, Melvin of Gladwin and Robert, Midland; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, Ann Arbor, Mrs. Gertrude Wolfgang, Midland, and Miss Beatrice Bonham, Midland; two brothers, Arthur and Jacob Bunting, Midland, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Clark, Auburn, and Mrs. Sarah Major, Bay City; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday from the Latter Day Saint’s Church Rev. John Banks will officiate and burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. MDN 1-14-1948 Page – 15.


JOHN THOMAS BONHAM (1878 – SEP 1938) s/w Anna E.

Thomas Bonham Dies In Midland Wednesday

Thomas Bonham, an old Gladwin county resident, died suddenly in Midland last Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held in Midland Saturday afternoon and, the body was brought to Gladwin with burial in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-21/1938 Column – 6 Page – 1.

MRS. ROSE BOSLEY (? – 6 JULY 1931)

Mrs. Rose Bosley died at the home of her son, Joseph Bosley, at Elm Grove, Secord township, July 6, 1931. She was born in Syria.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, conducted by Rev. L. M. Whitney. Interment at Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-9-1931.

JOSEPH V. BOWEN (12 JAN 1928 - 29 SEP 1988)

 

Joseph V. Bowen, 60, of 1357 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly at his home Thursday, Sept. 29. Born in Kentucky, Jan. 12, 1928, he moved to Gladwin County in 1984. Mr. Bowen was an engineer for Penn Central. He served in World War II and was a member of the Harrison American Legion Post 404 and the Masonic Lodge Olive Branch 542 in Dearborn.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey of Brighton; 3 daughters, Yvonne Lutman of Brighton, Peggy Bowen of Kalamazoo and Dorothy Mueller of Pinckney; one brother Woodford of Kentucky; 4 sisters, Emma Jean Rose of Ohio, Lorene Kettle of Marine City, Sandra Thornton of Kentucky and Vanessa Hall of Georgia; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sherril.

Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Ridge Cemetery by the American Legion Post 404. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Monday at 11 a.m. by the Gladwin Lodge 397 at Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-05/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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ROBERT WAYNE BRABON (5 JAN 1921 – 11 FEB 1921)

 

Robert Wayne, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brabon, aged one month and 6 days, died Feb. 11. Services were held at the home Saturday morning conducted by Rev. W. J. Cross. Interment in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1921 Column – 3 Page -4.

LETHA (CRIPPS) BRELINSKI (1915 - 1999) 


BESSIE MARIE (SHEEHAN) BROCKWAY (12 FEB 1913 – 26 NOV 1998) Dear Mother

BESSIE MARIE BROCKWAY

Bessie Marie Brockway, 85, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1913 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Theodore and Dorothy Smith Sheehan. Bessie married Harvey Brockway, Aug. 16, 1933 in Flint. He preceded her in death in May 1965. She retired as a nurses aid in 1972 in Dearborn, and moved to Gladwin in 1986 from Daleville, Ala.

Surviving are one son, Patrick and wife Rita of Dearborn; two daughters, Dorothy and husband Steve Matras of Dearborn Heights, and Bonnie Barnes of Enterprise, Ala.; one half-sister, Conine Corporan; and six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were held at noon Sunday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Wells officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gladwin County. Gladwin County Record dated 12-2/1998 Column – 1 Page – 2.


AMANDA BROKOFF (10 NOV 1892 – 17 MAY 1952) s/w Fred

Services Held for Mrs. Brokoff

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Brokoff, 59, were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated and burial was made in Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Brokoff was born in Poland on November 10, 1892, and was a resident in Gladwin county for 35 years. She was married to Fred Brokoff on January 2, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio. They operated a farm in Sage township. Mrs. Brokoff died on Saturday, May 17, after suffering ill health for more than a year.

Surviving are her husband, Fred; two sons, Arthur A. Brokoff of Sage township and Clarence 0. Brokoff of Gladwin; also three grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded their mother in death.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Brokoff's service were Emil Lechner, Henry Ziemer, Allan Roberts, Gustaf Schmidt, Martin Schindler, Adolph Sauer. Gladwin County Record dated 5-21/1952 Column – 2 Page – 1.


ARTHUR A. BROKOFF (16 JAN 1922 - 20 NOV 1993) m. 5 Sep 1942, s/w Laura M.

Arthur A. Brokoff, 72, of 1966, Lake James Dr., Prudenville died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1993, in the 20, 1993, in the Bortz Nursing Home in West Branch, after an Illness of 2 months.

He was born in Gladwin on Jan. 16, 1921, and lived in Gladwin and Beaverton until moving to Prudenville in 1981. Mr. Brokoff was a shipping clerk for Dow Corning in Midland and retired in 1981 after 25 years. He was a member of St John's Lutheran Church of Houghton Lake.

Mr. Brokoff and the former Laura Martz were married Sept. 5, 1942, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Thomas of Henderson; one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Betty) Barringer of Standish; one brother, Clarence of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St John's Lutheran Church in Houghton Lake. The Rev. William Winters officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to St. John's church. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1993 Column – 3 Page – 2.


FRED BROKOFF (25 MAY 1893 - 14 SEP 1958) s/w Amanda

SUDDEN ILLNESS IS FATAL

Fred Brokoff, 65, of Sage Township, died at his home Sunday following a sudden illness. A Gladwin County farmer since 1916, he was born in Poland on May 25, 1893.

   Surviving are his wife, Marie; two sons, Arthur and Clarence, of Gladwin; and three grandchildren. A son and daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin. The Rev. William J. Hasold will officiate and burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-17/1958 Column - 3 Page - 1

INFANT BROKOFF (1924 - 1924) (Baby Girl)


LAURA M. (MARTZ) BROKOFF (4 AUG 1921 - 14 OCT 2002) m. 5 Sep 1942, s/w Arthur A.

 

Laura M. Brokoff , 81, of Standish died Oct. 14, 2002 at the Gladwin Living Centre of Gladwin. She was born Aug. 4, 1921 to Otto and Matilda (Zimmer) Martz in Gladwin. She was a homemaker who previously resided in Gladwin. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Standish. She married Arthur Brokoff Sept. 5, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1992.

 

She is survived by her son Tom (Karen) Brokoff of Brighton; her daughter Betty (Allan) Barringer of Standish; four grandsons, Craig (Lori) Barringer of Orion, Mark (Annette) Barringer of Omer, Josh Brokoff of Waterford, and Joel Brokoff of Brighton; three great grandchildren, Ryan, Cody and Melissa Barringer of Orion; a sister, Lillian Garver of Clare; a brother, Charles Martz of Gladwin;three sisters, Bessie Watson, Eleanor Brown, and Barbara Horton all of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephew.

 

She was preceded in death by her sister Johanna Martz and three brothers, Herman, William and Frank Martz. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Standish at 10 a.m. and the Rev. Dan Janson officiating. She will be buried at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Grave side services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/2002 Page – 2.
MARY (ZIEMER) BROKOFF (8 DEC 1887 – 20 OCT 1977)

 

Mary Brokoff, 89, of 135 First St., Gladwin, died Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

Born in Poland on December 8,1887, she moved to Cleveland in 1913 and to Gladwin County in 1916. Mrs. Brokoff was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Mary Ziemer, she was married to Herman Selich on July 5, 1913, in Cleveland. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1945. She then married Fred Brokoff in Gladwin in 1953 and he died in 1958.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Edwin Selich of Gladwin and William Selich of Cleveland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Lillian) Pretzlaf of West Lake, Ohio and Mrs. Alfred (Frieda) Ehle of Gladwin; 2 step-sons; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hulda Stoike of Beaverton and Mrs. Wanda Fritz of Parma, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Three sons also preceded her in death, Alfred in 1953, Henry in 1929 and Emil in 1927.

 

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. A prayer service was held Saturday

at 9 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-26/1977 Column – 5 Page – 2.


WALTER BROKOFF (1920 – 7 OCT 1920)

JEMIMA BROOKS (4 DEC 1801 - 13 APRIL 1894) When we leave this world of changes, when we leave this world of care, we hope to meet our missing loved ones in our Father’s Mansions fair.
ERNEST W. BROWN (7 AUG 1947 - 23 AUG 1998) m. 17 Jun 1967, s/w Juanita M.

 

Ernest Brown, 51, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998 in Crockett, Texas. Born Aug. 7, 1947 in Clare, he lived most of his life in West Branch and later moved to Zephyrhills, Fla. He was a self employed mechanic.

 

Surviving are his wife, Juanita; one daughter, Johanna Susan Brown Davis of St. Helen; three

sons, William Ernest of Crockett, Texas, Edward Randal of West Branch, and James Allen of St. Helen; one sister, Lorraine Swain of Zephyrhills, Fla.; one brother, Jack Brown of West Branch; and three grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 9-2/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.


ETHEL MAE (?) WRIGHT-BROWN (28 MAY 1898 – 23 NOV 1971) s/w Raymond

 

ETHEL MAE BROWN

Mrs. Ethel Mae Brown, 73, of Sage Township, died in the Gladwin Area Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 23, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier. Born in Toronto, Can., on May 28, 1898, she came to the United States in 1917, and to Gladwin County in 1960, from Detroit. She was married to Raymond Brown on Dec.31, 1943, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1966.

Mrs. Brown was employed at Ford Motor Co. in Detroit and was a member of the Gladwin Rebekahs and the Gladwin F.O.E. Auxiliary. She is survived by one son, William Wright, of Pontiac; one step-son, Robert Brown, of Detroit; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jean Moore, of Memphis, Tenn; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Winston Decker officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.

FLOYD J. BROWN (23 JULY 1922 - 12 DEC 1989)

 

FLOYD BROWN

 

Floyd J. Brown, 67, of 1377 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1989, at the

Gladwin Area Hospital.  Born in Applegate, July 23, 1922, he moved to Gladwin County in 1979 from Richmond. Mr. Brown was a die setter for Ford Motor Co. at the Sterling Plant for 31 years

until retiring in 1979. He served in the Army during World War II.

 

Mr. Brown was a member of the Gladwin County V.F.W. 7303, D.A.V. 77, American Legion 171,

the Tittabawassee Valley Lions Club, Military Order of the Purple Heart - and the 35th Division

Association.

Mr. Brown and the former June Middleton were married Aug. 4, 1946, in Detroit. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Leon of Newark, Ohio, Dennis of Mt. Clemens, Ronald of Memphis and Curtis of Beaverton; one daughter, Renee of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Cecil of Warren and Orville of Meredith; one sister, Anna Duffy of Roseville; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Paul Klassen officiating. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery with military honors by the Gladwin County V.F.W. A memorial service was held Friday night by the American Legion Post 171. Gladwin County Record dated 12-20/1989 Column – 2 Page – 2.

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RAYMOND BROWN (26 APR 1900 – 2 APR 1966) s/w Ethel M.

RITES TUESDAY FOR RAYMOND BROWN

Services were held Tuesday for Raymond Brown, 65, of 1402 P

ratts Lake Road, who died at his home Saturday, April 2, after a brief illness. He was a retired supervisor in the Ford and Cadillac plants in Detroit and had resided in Gladwin County since 1961. Born in Calumet April 26, 1900, he was married in Detroit to the former Mrs. Ethel Wright Dec. 31, 1942.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son Robert of Englewood, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Moore of Memphis, Tenn.; a step-son, William G. Wright of Pontiac; his step-mother, Mrs. Jane Brown of Ishpeming; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Trevarthen of Ironwood and Miss Clarice Brown of Ishpeming; and seven grandchildren.

The Rev. Ross Tracy officiated at the rites held at the Miner Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.

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FRANCIS DEWEY BRUNER (12 AUG 1905 - 2 JUNE 1973) s/w Inez G.

Francis Dewey Bruner, 67, of 326 Maple St., Gladwin, died June 2, at Crestmont Medical Care Facility, Fenton, after a long illness. Born in Sage Township, on August 12, 1905, he lived here all his lifetime, and was employed by the County Road Commission and was also self-employed. He was married to the former Inez Molesworth on January 10, 1923 in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Robert of Florida, George and Lawrence of Williamston, and Elmer of Mason; six daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Vera) Grove of Flint; Mrs. Glenden (Elpha) Murray and Mrs. Glen (Frances) Day of Gladwin; Mrs. Robert (Florence) Ridley and Mrs. Rowland (Nancy) Thomas of Williamston; and Mrs. Dennis (Joyce) Day of Fenton; one brother, Albert of Hale; three sisters, Mrs. Ina Derstenberger of Tiffin, Ohio; Mrs. Jessie Hunt of Hesperia; and Mrs. Leroy (Elizabeth) Sprague of Harrison; 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Helena Egts officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-06/1973 Column - 6 Page - 2

INEZ GRACE (MOLESWORTH) BRUNER (27 JULY 1903 - 14 APRIL 1977)

Mrs. Inez Grace Bruner, 73, of 326 Maple St., Gladwin, died Thursday, April 14, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Gladwin County on July 27, 1903, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Inez Molesworth, she was married to Francis Dewey Bruner on January 10, 1923, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1973.

   Surviving are 4 sons, Robert of Gainesville, Fla., George of Gladwin, Elmer of Mason and Lawrence of Williamston; 5 daughters, Mrs. Glendon (Elpha) Murray, Mrs. Glen (Frances) Day and Mrs. Nancy Mills of Gladwin, Mrs Dennis (Joyce) Day of Fenton and Mrs. Florence Ridley of Williamston; one brother, William of New Lothrop; 4 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Anderson of Milford, Mrs. Vivian Vachon of Flint and Mrs Nora Anderson and Mrs. Elizabeth Tenwalde of Gladwin; 34 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-20/1977 Column - 6 Page - 2

GEORGE HENRY BRUNER (10 APRIL 1925 - 27 AUG 1980)

 

George H. Bruner, 55, of Clare, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor. Born in Gladwin County on April 10, 1925, he attended Gladwin schools and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Clare DAV and was a truck driver for the fuel gas industry.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth of Burton and Wally of Flint; 6 daughters, Mrs. Catherine Shinabarger of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Carol Stoner and Mrs. Susie Juneac of Burton, Mrs. Connie Shinabarger, Mrs. Laurel Munsey and Mrs. Joy Lane of Flint; 2 brothers, Charles of Mason and Lawrence of Williamston; 5 sisters, Mrs. Elpha Murray, Mrs. Francis Day and Mrs. Nancy Mills of Gladwin, Mrs. Florence Ridley of Williamston and Mrs. Joyce Day of Midland; and 14 grandchildren.

   Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-03/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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HENRY ELI BRUNER (30 JUNE 1870 – 25 SEP 1934) s/w Orpha A.

Final Rites Held Here for Henry Eli Bruner

 

Rev. L.A. Ruegsegger held services Saturday afternoon at the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the Riley Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock for Henry Eli Bruner. The rites were followed by burial at the Ridge cemetary.

 

Henry Eli Bruner was born in Liberty township, Seneca county, Ohio August 13,1858 and died September 25,1934 at Farwell.

 

He was married November 15,1901 to Mrs. Orpha (Stickney)Bruner, who survives him with two sons and three daughters, Dewey and Sherman of Gladwin county, Mrs. Jesse Hunt of Lincoln, Mrs. Myrtie Richardson of Farwell and Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague of Harrison; four sons and two daughters by a previous marriage, Willard Bruner of Bettsville Ohio, Mrs. Eva Carbeno and Albert Bruner of Gladwin, Mrs. Ina Gerstenberger, Ralph & Glenn of Tiffin OH.; 23 grandchildren and five step children; three brothers Dan & Will of Toledo Ohio, and Charles of Scipio Siding, Ohio.

 

Those who came from far away to attend the funeral were: Will Bruner of Toledo Ohio; Glen Bruner and Ina Gerstenberger of Tiffin Ohio, Mr. & Mrs. George Stickney and daughter, Edna of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 10-3/1934 Column – 5 Page – 4.


INEZ GRACE (MOLESWORTH) BRUNER (27 JULY 1903 – 14 APR 1977) s/w F. Dewey

Mrs. Inez Grace Bruner, 73, of 326 Maple St., Gladwin, died Thursday, April 14, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Gladwin County on July 27, 1903, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Inez Molesworth, she was married to Francis Dewey Bruner on January 10, 1923, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1973.

Surviving are 4 sons, Robert of Gainesville, Fla., George of Gladwin, Elmer of Mason and Lawrence of Williamston; 5 daughters, Mrs. Glendon (Elpha) Murray, Mrs. Glen (Frances) Day and Mrs. Nancy Mills of Gladwin, Mrs Dennis (Joyce) Day of Fenton and Mrs. Florence Ridley of Williamston; one brother, William of New Lothrop; 4 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Anderson of Milford, Mrs. Vivian Vachon of Flint and Mrs Nora Anderson and Mrs. Elizabeth Tenwalde of Gladwin; 34 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-20/1977 Column - 6 Page - 2


ORPHA ALMEDA (STICKNEY) BRUNER (25 MAY 1874 – 11 FEB 1938) s/w Henry E.

Mrs. Orpha Almeda Bruner Dies at Tiffin ,Ohio

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon February 14, 1938 at 1:30 at the Rogers Funeral Home for Mrs. Orpha Almeda Bruner who died February 11 1938 in Tiffin Ohio Rev. Eldon Cummings of the Free Methodist church at Hockaday officiating. Burial services were in Ridge Cemetary.

Mrs. Bruner was born May 25, 1874 in Eaton County Michigan. She was the daughter of Sherman Elijah Stickney & Elizabeth "Libby" (Wickham). She was married twice. Her first husband was Jacob Fredrick Albert Bruner "Fred" married 15 Aug 1889 Gladwin MI. Fred died on 1 Dec 1900. She than married Henri Eli Bruner 15 Nov 1901.

She was the mother of 10 children, five by each marriage. One daughter, Mrs. Myrta Richardson has died. Surviving her are Mrs. Eva Carbeno & Albert Bruner of Gladwin, Mrs. Ina Gerstenberger of Tiffin Ohio, and Ralph & Glenn Bruner living near Tiffin, Ohio [These are children by her first marriage to Fred Bruner]; Mrs. Jessie Hunt of Freemont MI, Dewey and Sherman Bruner of Gladwin, and Elizabeth Sprague of Harrison [These are children by her marriage to Henry Eli Bruner]; a step son Willard Bruner of Bettsville Ohio; four brothers George Stickney of Flint, William,Harley & Horace Stickney of Gladwin; 46 grandchildren & four great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 2-16/1938 Column – 3 Page – 1.

Her second husband was Henri Eli Bruner married 15 Nov 1901.

ROBERT D. BRUNER (24 NOV 1923 - 13 MAY 1979)

 

   Robert D. Bruner, 55, of 6335 Park Lane Rd., Bath, died Sunday, May 13, at his home. Born in Sage Township on November 24, 1923, he attended the Gladwin schools.  He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.  Mr. Bruner was a farm laborer and lived in the Williamston area since October 1978.

     Surviving are his wife, Jennie; 2 daughters, Joan of Cedar Springs and Roberta of Battle Creek; 3 brothers, George of Bath, Elmer of Mason and Lawrence of Williamston; 5 sisters, Mrs. Elpha Murray, Mrs. Frances Day, Mrs. Nancy Mills, all of Gladwin, Mrs. Joyce Day of Midland and Mrs. Florence Ridley of Williamston.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Grove, in January 1974.

     Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 P.M. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-16/1979 Column - 3 Page - 2  

 

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SHERMAN HENRY BRUNER (25 NOV 1912 – 1 FEB 1956)

SERVICES HELD FOR SHERMAN BRUNER

Funeral services held Sunday, Feb. 5, for Sherman Bruner, 43, at Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Easton officiating. Sherman Bruner was born Nov. 25, 1912, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bruner. He married Doris Cameron, Dec. 10, 1934. They lived in Gladwin until several years ago when they moved to Clare, where he died Feb. 1.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters,Lois Ann and Sharon Lee, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Carbeno of Gladwin, Mrs. Ina Gertstenberger of Tiffin, Ohio, Mrs. Jennie Hunt of Walkerville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague of Harrison; four brothers, Albert of Hale, Ralph of Hanoverton, Ohio, Willard of Bettsville, Ohio; and Dewey of Gladwin. One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Burial was in Ridge cemetery.


FRANCES BUEHLER (19 NOV 1883 - 7 DEC 1969)

RITES FRIDAY FOR FRANCES BUEHLER

Mrs. Frances Buehler, 86, of Gladwin Township, died suddenly at her home Sunday. Born in Greentown, Ind., on Nov. 19, 1883, she had resided in Gladwin County for the past 45 years. The former Frances Freeman, she was married to Joseph Buehler. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1956.

Surviving are a foster son, Earl Esiline, of Gladwin; one niece, Mrs. Harriet Day, of Gladwin; two nephews, Gilbert and Kenneth Thomas, of Gladwin; six foster grandchildren and 20 foster great grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. John Cermak will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-10/1969 Column – 2 Page – 1.


GERALDINE MAY BUEHLER (7 FEB 1932 – 9 FEB 1932)

Geraldine May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Buehler, was born Feb. 7 at the home of Mrs. Buehler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ritchie, in Butman township, and died Feb. 9. Services were held at the Ritchie home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-11/1932 Column – 5 Page – 1.

JOSEPH V. BUEHLER (19 APRIL 1884 - 9 JULY 1956)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO FORMER POLICEMAN

 

   Joseph Buehler, 72, passed away July 9 following an illness of several months. He was born in Fairfax, Minn., April 19, 1884 and married the former Frances Freeman in Windsor Canada in 1913. He spent 25 years on the Detroit Police Force and retired twelve years ago when he came to Gladwin.

   Surviving are his wife, Frances; one son Earl Esilene, of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Kruse of Midland; two brothers, Frank of Midland and Albert of Bay City. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Truman S. Lowell officiating. Burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-18/1956 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

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HENRY BUNKOSKA (8 FEB 1891 – 4 MAY 1984) s/w Hertha

 

HENRY BUNKOSKA

 

Henry Bunkoska, 93, of Detroit and formerly of Gladwin died Friday, May 4, after a long illness. He was born in Germany on February 8, 1891.

 

Surviving are one step-son, Warren Chartrand of Gladwin; and 2 granddaughters.

 

Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from St. Peters Lutheran Church in East Detroit with the Rev.

William Winter officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 5-9/1984 Column – 5 Page – 2.


HARTHA BUNKOSKA (19 APR 1894 – 15 JAN 1967) s/w Henry

 

GLADWIN --- Mrs. Hartha Bunkoska, 72, died Sunday at the Gladwin Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Detroit April 19, 1894, and was married to Henry Bunkoska Oct. 9, 1920, in that city. The couple has resided in Gladwin County since 1950. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martha Sadler of Warren, Michigan.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin. The Rev. Ernst Mueller will officiate and burial will be in Ridge Cemetery near Gladwin. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin until noon Wednesday. MDN 1-17-1967 Page – 15.


ARTHUR J. BUNTING (2 SEP 1858 –19 APRIL 1932) s/w Mary

 

Arthur J. Bunting, for many years a resident of Gladwin county, later a resident of Midland city, died at 7:15 Monday morning at his Midland home.

 

He was born at Antrim, Ireland, Sept. 2, 1858, and at the time of his death aged 73 years, seven months 7:15 Thursday morning at his Midand 14 days.

 

He was married to Mary Jane Raddick; in 1879. She died in Gladwin county, near Skeels, in 1904. There were born to them three sons, John Henry, who died in 1923, and Jacob

and Arthur, who survive him, and three daughters, who survive him, viz: Mrs. Anna Bonham of Midland, Mrs. Sarah Major and Mrs. Minnie Clark, both of Auburn.

 

He was united in marriage to Amelia Hanes of Bourrett township in 1906 who preceded him in death March 19, 1931.

 

His survivors include his two sons and three daughters, two stepsons, Rolla and Fred Haines, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lillie Treat, of Fall City, Oregon, 38 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Mr. Bunting came to Canada in 1886 and to Gladwin county in 1894, he being employed by Ross Bros., locating in South Grout, living there four years. He then moved near Skeels and afterwards moved to Bourrett of which township he was supervisor 12 years and as such was respected by his colleagues who elected him as their chairman. He moved to Midland about 15 years ago and was elected as supervisor of the first ward, which position he held for 12 years and held at the time of his death. In 1930 he was a candidate for representative in the state legislature and showing the kindly feelings of his old Mends and neighbors was generously supported in Gladwin

county.

 

His funeral services will be held Thursday, a preliminary service at Midland at 10:30 a. m. and at the M. E. church at Gladwin at 2 p. m. Burial will take place in the Ridge cemetery, where his body will find its last resting place by the side of his first wife. Gladwin County Record dated 4-21/1932 Column – 2 Page – 1.
JOHN H. BUNTING (8 AUG 1880 - 13 FEB 1923)

 

SON OF A. J. BUNTING DIES AT EAST JORDAN

 

ILL IN HOTEL WHICH BURNED.

EXPOSURE RESULTED IN PNEUMONIA

 

John H. Bunting of Gladwin, a son of A. J. Bunting of this City and brother of Arthur Bunting and Mrs. Anna Bonham also of Midland, passed away Feb. 13 at East Jordan, Mich., where he was working for the East Jordan Lumber company, Camp 35.

 

John was confined to his room at the Commercial House when that structure was burned a fortnight ago. He was compelled to leave the building partially clad, and the exposure resulted in pneumonia, which caused his death.

 

Deceased was born in Ireland in August 1880. He has made his home in Gladwin the past 13 years, where in 1904 he was married to Miss Sadie Reed. MDN Republican dated 2-22-1923 Page – 1.


MARY JANE (RADDICK) BUNTING (1857 – 4 NOV 1903) s/w Arthur

 

The friends and neighbors of Mrs. Bunting were very sorry to hear of her death early Wednesday morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Bonham, in the city, where she has been for some time taking treatment for rheumatism. Gladwin County Record dated 11-6/1903 Column - 4 Page - 10.


ALFRED T. BURMEISTER (25 MARCH 1894 - 28 FEB 1968)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO ALFRED BURMEISTER

 

   Funeral services were held Saturday for Alfred T. Burmeister, 73, who died Wednesday, Feb. 28, following an illness of 10 days. Born in Detroit, Mar. 25, 1894, Mr. Burmeister came to Gladwin County in 1935 and farmed in Sage Township. He was a veteran of World War II. He and the former Miss Erna Zessau were married in Detroit June 27, 1922, and she preceded him in death July 7, 1962.

   Survivors include a son, Leonard, of Gladwin; two daughters, Marion of Gladwin; Mrs. Henry Polzien (Doris) of Gladwin; two brothers, Harold and Ervin, both of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Mable Sersaw; of Gladwin; and one grandchild.

   Services were held at the Hall Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ernst G. Mueller officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-06/1968 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

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ERNA BURMEISTER (30 DEC 1891 - 7 JULY 1962)

RITES SET FOR GLADWIN WOMAN

GLADWIN --- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Miner Chapel in Gladwin for Mrs. Erna Burmeister, 70, who died Saturday at her home in SageTownship, Gladwin County after a long illness. The Rev. William J. Hassold, of Oberlin Zion Lutheran Church, where Mrs. Burmeister was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery near Gladwin.

Mrs. Burmeister was born Dec. 30, 1891 in Detroit. She was married to Alfred Burmeister in Detroit on June 27, 1922. They moved to Gladwin in 1935.

She is survived by her husband at home; one son, Leonard, of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Polzien and Miss Marlon Burmeister, bother of Gladwin and three sisters, Mrs. Lily Knebusch and Mrs. Louisa Mielke, both of Detroit and Mrs. Alma Sharp, of St. Charles. Friends may call at the Miner Chapel in Gladwin. MDN dated 7-9-1962 Page – 11.


LEONARD A. BURMEISTER (15 FEB 1925 - 14 JULY 1996)

LEONARD A. BURMEISTER

Leonard A. Burmeister, 71, of Gladwin, died Sunday, July 14, 1996 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City following a long Illness. Born Feb, 15, 1925 in Detroit, he resided In Gladwin since moving from Detroit.

Surviving are 2 sisters, Marian Burmeister and Doris Polzien, both of Gladwin; and one niece, Ellen Polzien, also of Gladwin.

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Timothy Verity officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-17/1996 Column – 3 Page – 7.


LOLA BELLE (ROBERTS) BURNSIDE (6 APR 1894 – 31 DEC 1942)

Offering our condolence to friends and relatives in the loss of wife and kind neighbor, the late Mrs. Orville Burnside. Gladwin County Record dated 1-6/1943 Column – 6 Page – 3.

Services Held Recently for Mrs. Orville Burnside Funeral services were held for Mrs. Orville Burnside Sunday, January 3, at the L D S church north of Gladwin. Mrs. Burnside was born Lola Belle Roberts April 6, 1894, in Sage township and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roberts. She died at the home of her parents, December 31, following an operation in Mercy Hospital August 25. She was married to Orville Burnside, August 7, 1913, in Butman township.

Surviving are her husband and parents, two sisters, Mrs. Carl Knight of Flint and Mrs. Jack Moe of Sanford, three brothers, Martin of Houghton Lake, Gordon of Sherman township and Wayne of Sage township besides other relatives and a host of friends. She had a sunny disposition and was loved by all who knew her.

Elder Schrock of Beaverton officiated at the services and burial was made in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-3/1943 Column – 1 Page – 5.


DOROTHY ELIZABETH BUSCHLEN (31 JAN 1935 – 1 FEB 1935)

DOROTHY ELIZABETH BUSCHLEN

Dorothy Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Buschlen, was born January 31, 1935, and died February 1, 1935. Scripture reading and prayer were offered at the home Friday by Rev. Ruegsegger. Burial in the Ridge cemetery.

"'This lovely bud, so young, so fair, Called hence by early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower In Paradise would bloom." Gladwin County Record dated 2-6/1935 Column – 4 Page – 5.

EDWARD P. BUSCHLEN (17 DEC 1910 – 14 JULY 1932)

Edward Buschlen of Sage township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buschlen, drowned Thursday evening, July 14, while swimming in Pratts lake. Buschlen was diving from a raft into the lake when he is thought to have been taken with cramps. His brother William and a cousin, Herbert Gaay, of Detroit, were with him at the time.

Edward Buschlen was born Dec. 17, 1910, in Sherman township. Later the family moved to Sage township. He was aged 21 years, 6 months and 28 days. He made his home with his parents during the span of his short life and grew up to be honored and respected by his immediate family and by all with whom he came in contact.

Edward was reared in a Christian home and taught Christian principles from boyhood. He lived a good moral life and never had words with anybody. Although he never made an open confession of faith his peace with God is not questioned by those who know him best.

Those left to mourn his loss are his father, Peter Buschlen; his mother, Mrs. Ida Buschlen; and one brother William. Relatives attending the funeral from Cleveland, Ohio, were Mrs. John Gaag and son Herbert and Mrs. Amelia Buschlen; from Detroit, Mich., were Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Albrecht, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wegner and son Walter; from Midland, Mich., were Mr. and Mrs. John Buschlen and Mr. and Mrs. George Rueff and daughter Lorraine.

Services were held at the Riley Evangelical church Sunday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Lester A. Ruegsegger, followed by burial at the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-21/1932 Column – 6 Page – 1.


EILEEN BURL (EAGLESON) BUSCHLEN (21 MAR 1915 – 15 FEB 1999) s/w William G.

EILEEN BUSCHLEN

Eileen Buschlen, 83, of Gladwin, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a short illness. Born March 21, 1915 in Gladwin, she was a lifetime of Gladwin County. Eileen married William G. Buschlen, March 25, 1934 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1981. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Paul of Allegan, and Donald and wife Christina of Essexville; three daughters, Esther and husband James Crawford of Long Beach, Calif., Carol and husband Guy Waldrip of Odessa, Texas, and Ruth Ann and husband Bruce Cams of Allegan; one sister, Gladys Heffner of Gladwin; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Eagleson, Nov. 6, 1989.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) noon until 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1999 Column – 2 Page – 2.


GILION BUSCHLEN (1 JAN 1871 – 26 AUG 1918)

Buschlen— Gilion Buschlen died Aug. 26, 1918, at his home at Oberlin in Sherman township. He was born Jan. 1, 1871, in Switzerland, and has been a resident of Gladwin county 15 years. He came here from Huron county, having moved there from Switzerland.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son, two brothers John and Peter Buschlen of Oberlin, two sisters, Mrs. John Gagg of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Albright, of Oberlin. He was a member of the Evangelical church.

Services will be held at the Riley church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and from the home at 1. p.m., conducted by Rev. A. J. Hettler. The body will be laid to rest in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-29/1918 Column – 4 Page – 5.


IDA A. (HOFFMAB) BUSCHLEN (2 MARCH 1880 – 14 SEP 1972) s/w Peter

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Mrs. Ida Buschlen, 92, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Freir Care Home. Born in Germany on March 2, 1880, she had lived in Gladwin County since 1907. She was married to Peter Buschlen in Huron County on June 12, 1907. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1956.

Mrs. Buschlen was a life-time member of the former Riley Evangelical Church. Surviving are one son, William of Gladwin; five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. One son, Edward, also preceded her in death in July 1932. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Palmer officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-20/1972 Column – 6 Page – 2.


IDA BELL BUSCHLEN (? - 20 JAN 1905) Aged 19 years, Beloved wife of Gilion Buschlen, When we leave this world of change, when we leave this world of care, we hope to meet our missing loved ones in our Father’s mansions fair.


PETER ISAAK BUSCHLEN (12 OCT 1878 – 6 FEB 1956) s/w Ida A.

Services Thursday for Peter Buschien

Peter Buschien, 77, Sage township resident since 1904, passed away at his home Feb. 6, after several months illness. Mr. Buchlen was born in Frutigen, Switzerland, Oct. 12, 1878 and came to the United States when a young man. He came to Gladwin from Pigeon in, 1904. In 1907 he married Miss Ida Hoffman at Linkville, Huron County.

Mr. Buschien was a member of the Riley Evangelical United Brethren Church and had been a school board director for many years.

He is survived by his wife; one son, William, of Gladwin; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Albrecht of Midland and Mrs. Mary Gaag of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Riley E. U. B. Church at 2 p. m. with the Rev. James Dempsey officiating. Friends may call at the Miner Funeral Home until noon Thursday and at the church from 1:00 p. m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gottlieb Schindel, Edward Feilert, Adoph Sauer Albert Miller, Charles Cameron and Albert Erdman. Gladwin County Record dated 2-8/1956 Column – 7 Page – 1.


WILLIAM GILLION BUSCHLEN (27 MARCH 1908 – 23 FEB 1981) s/w Eileen

Wiliam G. Buschlen, 72, of Gladwin, died Monday in Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born March 27, 1908, Mr. Buschlen was a lifelong resident of Gladwin County, retiring in 1969 from the methyl bromide department of the Dow Chemical Co. Mr. Buschlen married the fomer Eileen Eagleson on March 25, 1934 in Gladwin. She survives.

He also leaves sons Paul Buschlen of Big Rapids and Donald Buschlen of Essexville; daughters Mrs. James (Esther) Crawford of Los Angles and Mrs. Bruce (Ruth Ann) Garns? Of Ailegan; and 17 grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gladwin chapel of the Hall Funeral Home, the Rev. Chrales Allen officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. MDN dated 2-24-1981.

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ELSIE LORAINE CANN (25 SEP 1925 - 16 APRIL 1926)

 

SUGAR RAPIDS

 

   Evert Cann came to his mother's Mrs. Ammon Cann, from Detroit last Thursday night bringing the remains of their little 3-year old daughter and before arrangements could be made for the funeral word came that his little 8-months old girl who was sick when he left was beyond help. He drove back Friday returning Saturday with his wife and the remains of the older child. A double funeral was held at Hockaday F. M. church Sunday. Interment in Ridge cemetery. The flowers were beautiful. Gladwin County Record dated 04-22/1926 Gladwin County Record dated 04-22/1926 Column - 4  Page - 3  1 YEAR OLD

 

EVERETT RAY CANN (24 FEB 1895 – 19 JAN 1978) s/w Lavina C.

 

EVERETT R. CANN

Everett R. Cann, 82, of 4199 Fitzwater Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 19, in theGladwin Area Hospital. Born in Gladwin on February 24, 1895, he moved as ayound boy and sailed on the Great Lakes. He then lived in Lincoln Park and was employed as a crane operator for Nicholson Terminal Dock Co. in River Rouge for38 years until retirement in 1964. Mr. Cann moved back to Gladwin County in 1971. He was a member of the Hockaday Free Methodist Church. Mr. Cann and theformer Lavina Simpson were married on May 14, 1921, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, James and Evert of Lincoln Park; 2 daughters, Mrs. Merretta Giertz of Southgate and Mrs. Shirley Williams of Lincoln Park; 2 brothers, Percy of Gladwin and William of Taylor; one sister, Mrs. Iva Hoover of Mecosta; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.

 

LAVINA CATHERINE (SIMPSON) CANN (1904 – 29 DEC 1986) s/w Everett R.

 

LAVINA CANN

Lavina C. Cann, 82, of 4199 Fitzwater Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Dec. 29, in Heritage Hospital, Taylor, after a short illness. Born in Gladwin May 18, 1904, she moved back to Gladwin County in 1971. She was a member of the Skeels Baptist Church. The former Lavina Simpson was married to Everett Cann May 14, 1921, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1978.

Surviving are 2 sons, James and Evert of Lincoln Park; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Merretta) Giertz of Southgate and Shirley Williams of Lincoln Park; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Rites were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. George Coon officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.

 

LORETTA MAXINE CANN (7 AUG 1923 - 14 APRIL 1926)

 

HOCKADAY

 

   Hockaday, April 20---The funeral of the only two children of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cann of Detroit were held at the church here last Sunday. It was very largely attended. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of this community. Gladwin County Record dated 04-22/1926 Column - 4 Page - 3

 

WANETTA D. CANN (? - 21 SEP 1942)

 

FRED E. CANTRELL (1946 - 1976) 

RAY J. CANTRELL (15 AUG 1925 - 25 JUNE 1988)

 

Ray J. Cantrell, 62, of 4849 Ziemer Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly at his home Saturday morning, June 25. Born in Salem, S.C., Aug. 15, 1925, he moved to Gladwin County in 1979 from Garden City. Mr. Cantrell was a body finisher for Ford Motor Co. and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Wayne, the Road Rangers of Taylor and president of the Buckeye Hunting Club, Gladwin. Mr. Cantrell was married to the former Irene Traxler in Seneca, S.C.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Dennis of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Earle, Ralph and Lester of South Carolina; 3 sisters, Fay Allen, Edna Parker and June Cantrell of South Carolina; and 2 grandsons. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Brown officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-29/1988 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

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ALLEN EDDIE WHITE CARD (31 MAR 1867 – 19 JAN 1956) s/w Ella M.

Allen Card, 88 Buried Saturday

One of Gladwin County's oldest residents, Allen E. Card, 88, passed away at his home in Gladwin Thursday Jan. 19 after a short illness. Mr. Card was born in Enterprise, Ontario, March 31, 1867. Coming to Giadwin in the early 1890's, he settled in Gladwin township, north of Riley hill. He married Ella VanAlstine in August, 1894 in Gladwin and later moved one mile west of Hockaday and farmed there for several years. From there he went to the farm in Sage Township, near Fleming Grove Camp grounds were he resided until he retired in 1938 and came to Gladwin City. He was a member of the Quaker church but attended the Free Methodist church since coming to Gladwin.

Survivors are his wife, Ella; two sons, Claude of Gladwin and Henry of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Lela Raymond of Gladwin; and several grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday Jan. 21, at 2 p. m. at the Gladwin Free Methodist church with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Pallbearers were Melvin Cady, John Wagar, Alvin Shearer, Harvey Gertz, Isaiah Wideman and Ed Doser. Burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-25/1956 Column – 3 Page – 1.


CASSIE MAE CARD (23 OCT 1893 – 1 DEC 1989)

CASSIE CARD

Cassie Mae Card, 96, of Gladwin, died in the Clare Nursing Home, Friday, Dec. 1, 1989, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Oct. 23, 1893, she had spent several years here and 37 years in Flint. She was a teacher in the Gladwin schools and Flint Public Schools. Miss Card was a member of the Central Methodist Church in Flint.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clare Nursing Home Scholarship Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 12-6/1989 Column – 3 Page – 2.

DELAVINA L. (GROVE) CARD (11 DEC 1919 – 9 APRIL 1995)

DELAVINA L. CARD

Delavina L. Card, 75, of Gladwin, died Sunday April 9, 1995 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland. She was born Dec. 11, 1919 in Gladwin. The former Delavina Grove married Henry Card and he preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1985.

Surviving are 4 brothers, Holland Grove, Mike Grove and Duane Grove, all of Gladwin, and Wilbur Grove of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Beatrice Smith of Gladwin, and Cecil Behnke of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Orval Grove, Basil Grove, Howard Grove and Mervin Grove; and 2 sisters, Audrey Johnson and Shirley Roberts.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin and the Rev. Peggy Garrigues-Cortelyou officiated. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-12/1995 Column – 1 Page – 6.

DONNA JEAN CARD (1931 – 22 JAN 1932) s/w Henry R., Luella E. & Ramona L.

DONNA JEAN CARD

Donna Jean Card, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Card (Luella Vannest), both former residents of Gladwin county, died at the home of her parents in Flint Jan. 22 of a complication of diseases.

Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3 p. m. Rev. W. J. Cross, Jr., former pastor here, now of the Flint Second church, officiated. Gladwin County Record dated 1-28/1932 Column – 2 Page – 1.


ELLA M. (VANALSTINE) CARD (13 MAR 1876 – 14 FEB 1959) s/w Allen E.

Long Illness Fatal to Mrs. Card

Mrs. Ella M. Card, 82, N. Cayuga St., Gladwin, died on Saturday following an illness of several years. Born in Sanilac County March 13, 1876, the former Miss Ella M. Van Alstine was married to Allen Card in August, 1894, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death January 19, 1956.

A resident of Gladwin County since the age of 10, Mrs. Card was a member of the Free Methodist Church for over 60 years. Survivors include two sons, Claude, of Pinconning, and Henry, of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Lela Raymond, of Gladwin; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Southwell, Mrs. Ethel Edick, Mrs. Hattie Wier, and Mrs. Mayme Simpson, all of Gladwin; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Schmidt and Earl Fogelsonger officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-18/1959 Column – 1 Page – 1.


GEORGE CARD (12 MARCH 1888 - 5 DEC 1888) Son of Turner & Martha Card


HARRIET LOUISA CARD (6 JAN 1902 - 5 OCT 1902) Daughter of Allen & Ella Card, Aged 8 months, 29 days

HENRY ROBIN CARD (29 APR 1905 – 27 DEC 2001) s/w Donna Jean, Luella E. & Ramona L.

Henry Robin Card, 96, of Ontario, Canada and formerly of Gladwin, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 at the Lin Havin Nursing Home in Ontario, Canada. Born April 29, 1905 in Gladwin, he was the son of the late Allen Eddie White and Ella (van Alstine) Card.
Surviving are two sons, Merlin of Lapeer and Allen of Swartz Creek; three daughters, June and husband Donald Terman of Mansfield, Ohio, Virene and husband Robert Eddy of Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, and Vivian and husband Alan Hyndman of Welland, Ontario, Canada; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella E., March 23, 1979.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Sisson Funeral Home with his son-in-law, the Rev. Allan Hyndman, officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery.


JOB CARD (17 APRIL 1863 - 9 FEB 1902) (husband of Williette)

CARD.—Job Card, a well-known and highly esteemed farmer of Gladwin township, died Sunday, aged 39 years and 8 months, of inflammation of the lungs. He leaves a widow and several children. Funeral services were held Wednesday, and the remains interred in Gladwin cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-14/1902 Column – 5 Page – 1.


LLOYD MERL CARD (2 DEC 1901 – 30 MAY 1920) Son

Lloyd Merl Card, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Card, died at the home of his parents in Mount Morris of tubercular meninigitis, May 30, 1920, aged 18 years, 5 months and 18 days, Lloyd was born in Gladwin county Dec. 2, 1901. He lived in Gladwin county until 17 years old when he moved with his parents to Mt. Morris where he lived until the time of his death. After reaching Mt. Morris he went into the employment of Betts-worth Bros., where he worked until he was taken sick March 5, 1920.

He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Elthorp of Gladwin, Mich., seven brothers, Ray, Roy, George, Lewis, Gerald, Gary and Duane all of Mt. Morris and a host of relatives and friends.

Services were conducted at the home of his parents by Rev. Carey of the Methodist church of Mt. Morris, who paid several visits to his bedside where he spoke words of comfort. The body was taken to Gladwin Tuesday to the home of his uncle, Bert G. Elthorp, where services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. J. H. Cornelius. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-3/1920 Column – 5 Page – 4.


LUELLA EMMA (VANNEST) CARD (25 JULY 1907 – 23 MARCH 1979) s/w Donna Jean, Henry R. & Ramona L.

LUELLA CARD

Mrs. Luella E. Card, 71, of 3256 Wagarville Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, March 23, in the Midland Hospital Center of injuries received in a auto accident in Midland. Born in Gladwin Township on July 25, 1907, she lived in Flint from 1929 to 1946 when she moved back to Gladwin. Mrs. Card went back to Flint in 1955 and moved here again in 1969. She taught at the Section 8, White Brick and Skeels Schools in Gladwin and Woodland Elementary School in Flint. She was a member of the Wesleyan Holiness Assoc. of Churches.

The former Luella Vannest, she was married to Henry Card on February 12, 1929, in Flint.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Donald (June) Terman of Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Virene) Eddy of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and Mrs. Alan (Vivian) Hyndman of Welland, Ont.; 2 sons, Merlin of Lapeer and Allen of Swartz Creek; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nellie Steinkraus and Mrs. Rilla Cady of Gladwin and Mrs. Ruth Klein of Brighton; 2 brothers, John Vannest of Davison and Wellington Vannest of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. John Trent and Rev. Arthur Fritz officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-28/1979 Column – 5 Page – 2.


MARTHA CARD (22 MARCH 1858 - 13 JAN 1910)

Martha, wife of Turner Card of Sage township, died Jan. 13, after an illness of about four years. Funeral services were held at the Ridge church, Sunday at 11 a. m., conducted by Rev. G. B. Day, followed by interment in Ridge cemetery. A large number were present to pay their last respects to the dead. Deceased was born March 22, 1858, in Canada, and was aged 51 years, 9 month and 21 days. Mr. and Mrs. Card and family have been residents of Sage township about 15 years. She is survived by her husband, and six children, Mrs. John Dawe, Gladwin, Mrs. Oscar Leonard and Mrs. Nelson Stalker of Sage township, Wilford, aged 20, Cassie, aged 14, and Eva, aged 10. Gladwin County Record dated 1-20/1910 Column – 5 Page – 1.


NINA (TOOLEY) CARD (22 SEP 1895 – 31 DEC 1988) s/w Rufus W.

NINA CARD

Mrs. Nina Card,93, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 31, in Camelot Nursing Home, Westland, after a short illness. Born in Harrison, Sept. 22, 1895, she spent most of her life in Gladwin County. Mrs. Card moved to Inkster to live with a daughter 10 years ago. She was a juvenile offficer for t

he Gladwin Probate Court and a member of the Order of Eastern Stars, White Clover Chapter 84. The former Nina Tooley, she was married to Rufus Card, April 30, 1916, in Gladwin. He precede her in death Oct. 28, 1976.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn Hutchinson of Inkster; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Card was preceded in death by 3 sons, John, March 1, 1983, Gerald, June 5, 1978, Arthur as an infant; and a daughter, Ruth Melhus in 1980. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. An OES Memorial Service was held Monday at 7:30 p.m.


RAMONA L. CARD (13 NOV 1929 - 12 NOV 1936) s/w Donna Jean, Henry R. & Luella E.

RAMONA CARD DIES WEDNESDAY AT FLINT

   Services were held at the home in Flint Saturday morning, November 14, at 10 o'clock, and at the Free Methodist church at Gladwin for Ramona Card, Rev. T. W. Griffin of the Free Methodist church of Bethel Park, Flint, officiating. Burial services were at the Ridge cemetery in Gladwin township. Daughter of Henry and Luella Card she was born November 13, 1929, and died November 12, 1936, at Hurley hospital in Flint. She was a kind, loving and obedient child and a favorite with her schoolmates and her teachers. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, June and Virene, her grandparents, uncles and aunts. One sister died four years ago. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1936 Column - 3 Page – 1


RUFUS W. CARD (28 FEB 1888 – 28 OCT 1976) m. 30 Apr 1916, s/w Nina

 

RUFUS W. CARD

Rufus W. Card, 88, former Gladwin County Register of Deeds, died at a local nursing homeThursday, Oct. 28, following a long illness. His residence was at 305 N. Arcade St., Gladwin. Born at Enterprise, Ontario, Canada, February 28, 1888, theson of Job and Willette Card, he had been a resident of Gladwin County for 84 years. In addition to serving as register of deeds for 10 years, 1938 to 1948, he was a former supervisor of Gladwin Township, and retired from the Corps of Engineers, 1948-1960. Mr. Card and the former Nina Tooley were married in Gladwin April 30, 1916. He was a member of the Gladwin F.& A.M.

Surviving are his wife, Nina; 2 sons, Jack and Jerry of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kate Hutchinson of Inkster, and Mrs. Ruth Melhus of Pontiac; 15grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel with Allen T. Parker, Minister,officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.


SARAH JANE (MCWILLIAMS) CARD (7 AUG 1832 – 14 FEB 1914) s/w William

 

MRS. WILLIAM CARD

Mrs. William Card, died Feb. 17 [SIC-Should be 14] at the home of her d

aughter, Mrs. Wellington Wagar, in Gladwin, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 7 days.Her maiden name was Sarah McWilliams, born in glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 9, 1832. At the age of 13 with her parents she came to Moscow, Canada and in1850 was married to William Card, who departed this life four years ago. In 1887 with their family they moved to Gladwin township, where they made a good home on a new farm at Wagarville, which has passed to other hands and is one of the most cozy of Gladwin county's farmhomes. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Card made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. Wagar.    Sheis survived by two sons, John of Gladwin, Mich., and Ruben of Rockford, Ill; five daughters,Mrs. Wellington Wagar, Mrs. James Wagar, Mss. Amos Wagar. Mrs. Charles Bauserman, and Mrs. James McDougall, all of Gladwin: also 24 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at theM. E. Church in the city Thursday at 2 p. m., Rev. J. W. Hayward officiating. Internment in Ridge cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew Adair


WILFERD DAWSON CARD (11 MAR 1891 – 13 MAR 1921) Son

 

WILFRED DAWSON CARD

 

Wilfred Dawson Card died suddenly Sunday evening at his home just north of the city. He went out doors and was found dead in the yard a few minutes after. He was a son of Turner Card, was born in Sage township and was 30 years and two days old. He was married to Elizabeth Gatz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gatz of Sage township, Nov. 8, 1917, who survives him with two children.

 

Services were held at the Riley Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. J. Hettler, followed by interment in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-17/1921 Column - 2 Page - 4.


WILLIAM CARD (13 DEC 1823 – 14 APR 1910) s/w Sarah M.

 

WILLIAM CARD

 

William Card was born in Moscow, Ont., Dec. 13, 1823. He was married in 1851, to Miss Sarah McWilliams, who survives him. He, together with his wife and family moved to Gladwin Co., Mich., in 1885, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Card has enjoyed health, happiness and a good long and prosperous life but finally worn out with age he quietly passed away April 14, 1910. Mr. Card joined the Friends [Quaker] church at a young age, but has been a supporter of the M. E. church ever since he come to Gladwin.

 

He leaves to mourn his death a wife, Mrs. Sarah Card, and seven children: Mrs. Wellington Wagar, Mrs. James Wagar, Mrs. Charles Bauserman, Mrs. James McDougall, Mrs. Amos Wagar and Mrs. John Card of Gladwin and Reuben Card of Rockford, Ill., together with several grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Contributed by: Matthew Adair


WILLETTE (WAGAR) CARD (25 SEP 1860 - 9 JAN 1895) Wife of Job Card

 

WILLIAM TURNER CARD (9 MAY 1854 – 6 NOV 1942)

 

William T. Card Dies at Sage Twp. Home

 

Services were held Monday November 9, at the Gladwin Methodist Church for William Turner Card. Mr. Card was born in Moscow, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 1854 and died at the home of his

daughters, Mrs F. E. Dawe, in Sage township, November 6, at the age of 88 years. He was married to Martha Aselstine at Tomworth, Ontario, on March 21, 1879.

 

To them were, born seven children, one child dying in infancy, and a son, Wilford, on March 13, 1921. Mrs. Card also preceded him in death. They came to Gladwin county in the spring of 1888 and settled in Gladwin township where Mr. Card worked in a saw mill. In 1894 they moved to Sage township where he has since resided.

 

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Stalker, Mrs. F. E. Dawe, Mrs. Leon Molesworth,

all of Gladwin, Mrs. Iva Leonard and Miss Cassie Card of Flint, one brother, Allen Card of Gladwin, seventeen grandchildrentwenty-four great grandchildren, among other relatives and friends.

 

Burial was in Ridge cemetery with Rev. Washmuth officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1942 Column – 3 Page – 1.


FRANCES H. (MAENLE) CARNAHAN (5 FEB 1912 – 25 SEP 1992) s/w Ray M.

 

FRANCES CARNAHAN

 

Frances H. Carnahan, 80, of the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1992, after a long illness. Born in Ottawa, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1912, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene. The former Frances Maenle, she was married to Ray Carnahan on Feb. 21, 1933, in Ottawa, Ohio. He preceded her in death

Dec. 18, 1984.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Richard of Beaverton and John of Grand Haven; one daughter, Mary Young of Beaverton; one brother, John of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Rose Dennings of Gladwin; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-30/1992 Column – 3 Page – 2.


RAY M. CARNAHAN (8 MARCH 1900 – 18 DEC 1984) s/w Frances

 

RAY CARNAHAN

 

Ray M. Carnahan, 84, of 212 5th St., Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, in St. Luke's Hospital,

Saginaw. Born in Gladwin Township March 8, 1900, he spent most of his life there. He was a veteran of World War I and was employed by the City of Gladwin. Mr. Carnahan was a member of the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene. He was married to the former Frances Maenle Feb. 21, 1933, in Ottawa, Ohio.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Richard of Beaverton and John of Grand Haven; one

daughter, Mrs. William (Mary) Young of Beaverton; one sister, Edith Basner of Burton; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. David

Inman officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-26/1984 Column – 4 Page – 2.

WILLIAM J. CARTER (1830 - 29 MAY 1886)

 

CARTER --- At the Gladwin Exchange, May 29, 1886, William J. Carter, aged 56 years. Buried Tuesday afternoon; funeral services next Sunday morning at 11 a.m., at the court-house. Rev. A. Robinson officiating.

   Mr. Carter was born in the state of New York. At the tender age of three years he was left an orphan. Relatives who resided in Canada then took charge of him, and there he spent his childhood and youth. He removed from Canada to this state, and about seven years ago came to this county. Since January last he has been very feeble, and although given the best of care, he continued to decline, and for the past two weeks has been very close to death's door. The final crisis was reached last Sunday evening, when his spirit winged its way from this world into the great future of eternity. He leaves a wife and daughter, residents of Sanilac county, and a son, who lives in Shiawassee county.

   By trade he was a carpenter and joiner. A large share of his time was spent in hunting and trapping, and many a night he spent under the spreading branches of the forests giants by the side of his camp fire, with nothing but the rustling of leaves to disturb the deep silence of nature. He was a member of two secret societies, the Orangemen and Odd-fellows.

   In 1864, when the great fratricidal strife was at its height, he shouldered his musket and marched southward to help maintain the honor of our union. He was promoted from a private to a corporal, but at the end of three months he received an honorable discharge, and returned from the field of battle with injuries which finally caused his death, and added one more name to the long list of martyrs who gave their lives to keep the finger of disgrace from off their county's flag. His grandfather fought for liberty in the revolutionary war, and his father was a soldier in the Mexican war.

   Underneath his rough exterior there beat a heart as true as steel, and those who knew the friendship of "Uncle Billy" will tenderly cherish memory. Gladwin County Record dated 06-04/1886 Column - 6 Page - 5

 

CO K 10 MI INF CIVIL WAR

STEPHANIE ANN CASSIDAY (21 AUG 1968 – 5 DEC 1987)

Grayling teen killed in head - on crash Saturday

A Grayling teenager who had just left her parents home in Secord Township was killed in a head-on crash on Lakeshore Dr. Saturday evening. Gladwin State Police said Stephanie Ann Cassiday, 19, was following her cousin, Brian K. Cassiday, 23, of Clare, south about 7:55 p.m. when the mishap occurred.

Wayne Amos Boyer, 30, of Gladwin was traveling north on Lakeshore Dr. when he struck a raised grader edge of the gravel road and crossed the center line into the southbound lane. Brian Cassiday swerved into the northbound lane to avoid the car, but Stephanie Cassiday did not have time, to avoid the head-on collision, troopers said.

Cassiday was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. James Sullivan, the county medical examiner. Boyer was treated for multiple cuts and bruises and a head injury at Gladwin Area Hospital and released, hospital authorities said.

It took over an hour for emergency personnel using the jaws of life to remove both drivers from their vehicles. Assisting troopers at the scene were Gladwin Sheriff s officers, Gladwin Emergency Medical Services, Secord firemen, Clement firemen and rescue personnel and the Wildwood rescue squad. Also the Rev. Burton Kincaid, county police chaplin, assisted the family who were at the scene of the mishap.

Neither driver was wearing a seat belt. Authorities said the accident remains under investigation and charges are expected. Cassiday is the second traffic fatality in the county this year and her obituary appears on page 2. Gladwin County Record dated 12-9/1987 Column – 1 Page – 1.

 

STEPHANIE CASSIDAY

Stephanie Ann Cassiday, 19, of Grayling, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 5, in an auto accident on Lakeshore Dr. in Secord Township. Born in Flint Aug. 21, 1968, she moved to Grayling 4 years ago. She graduated from Grayling-AuSable High School in 1986 and was employed by K-Mart in Grayling.

Surviving are her parents, Dana and Debra (Grove) Cassiday of Gladwin; one brother, Stephen of Gladwin; One sister, Alicia of Gladwin; and her grandfather, Wilbur Grove of Beaverton.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-9/1987 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

HAZEL IONA CASSIDAY (30 NOV 1916 – 20 JUN 2003)  1st married John L. TOWNSEND b: 1918 d: 1992 then, married Bernard CASSIDAY b: ? d: 2002.

Hazel Iona (Townsend) Cassiday, age 86, passed away Friday, June 20, 2003 at Lakeview Lutheran Manor Nursing Home in Cadillac following a brief illness. She lived in Cadillac, and was formerly from Gladwin. She was born in Gladwin County on Nov. 30, 1916 to the late Justin and Amanda (Broudnt) Trowbridge. She was predeceased by her husbands, John Townsend in 1992 and Bernard Cassiday in 2002.
She is survived by one son, Wayne (Judy) Townsend of Cadillac; one daughter, Shirley Jensen of Grand Rapids; one step-daughter, Coralee (Larry) Bush of Beaverton; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands and a sister, Doris Babcock.
At Mrs. Cassiday’s request cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the First Baptist Church in Cadillac. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


BEATRICE (HINKLE) CHRISTIAN (6 APRIL 1920 - 16 JAN 2003)

Beatrice Christian , age 82, of Gladwin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gladwin following a brief illness. She was born in Williamson, WV on April 6, 1920 to the late George and Emma (Johnson) Hinkle. She married James Monroe Christian in Williamson, WV in 1945; he preceded her in death in 1989. She was an assemble for McDonnell-Douglas Corp.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty (Robert) Minor of Gladwin, and Mary Johnson of Dearborn Heights; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, John Johnson; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Marble presiding, and burial in Ridge Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


FRANK A. CLARK (1855 – 12 AUG 1935)

 

Frank A. Clark Dies at Son’s Home in Flint

 

Funeral services for Frank A. Clark were held Wednesday morning, August 14, at 10 o'clock at

the Wagarville Methodist Episcopal church, followed by burial at the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Clark conducted a barber shop at Gladwin back in the 90's. He was in his 79th year. He died at the home of his son, Major Clark, in Flint, August 12. For several years he has made his home at the Shuart farm. This spring he went to live with his son in Flint.

 

Surviving him are one son and two daughters, Major Clark, Mrs. Mabel Brown and Mrs. Frances

Worthing, all of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 8-21/1935 Column – 2 Page – 5.


GEORGE CLARK (? – 21 APR 1899) (GUESS?) (dates unreadable)


GROVER CLARK (? - 7 OCT 1887) Aged 2 months


ISABEL CLARK (1893 - 1913)


JAMES ARTHUR CLARK (26 JUNE 1870 – 19 NOV 1958)

SERVICES HELD FOR ARTHUR CLARK

James Arthur Clark, 88, of Gladwin, died suddenly at his home Wednesday, Nov. 19. He was born in Canada on June 26, 1870, and was married to the former Miss Margaret Molesworth in Gladwin in 1894. A Gladwin county resident for more than 64 years, Mr. Clark was retired from the dry business and had been a Standard Oil tank wagon driver at one time.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Fiser, of Gladwin, Mrs. Florence Eisenlohr, of Beaverton, and Mrs. Irene Coan, of Saginaw; one son, Herbert, of Gladwin; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter also preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Saulsbury officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery.

 

MARGARET J. "MAGGIE" (MOLESWORTH) CLARK (16 APRIL 1871 - 24 NOV 1916)

 

   CLARK---Maggie Molesworth Clark, wife of Arthur Clark, was born in Dunnrich, Ontario, Canada, April 16, 1871, and died at her home in Gladwin, Nov. 24, 1916; aged 45 year, 7 months and 14 days. At the age of 10 years she came with her parents to Michigan, where they settled in Sanilac county. Jan. 1, 1891, she was united in marriage to Arthur Clark and they moved to Gladwin county in 1897. Mrs. Clark leaves to mourn her loss a husband, six children, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Molesworth, of Sage township; one sister, Mrs. Henry Bradshaw, of Wagarville; two brothers, George Molesworth, of Sage township, and William Molesworth, of Brown City. Funera services were conducted by Rev. James Bullington Tuesday at 2 p.m. with interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-30/1916 Column - 3 Page – 1

 

MAXINE M. CLARK (1935 - ?) s/w Robert A.


ROBERT A. CLARK (1936 - ?) s/w Maxine M.

ROBERT L. CLARK (ABT. 1935 15 MAY 1973)

Robert L. Clark, 38, of Holt, died May 15, in a Lansing Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Cecil D. and P. Randolph Clark, and a daughter, Kathy Mae Clark, all of Gladwin. Services were held May 18 in Holt and burial was in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-23/1973 Column - 3 Page – 2


S. S. CLARK (no dates)


SAMUEL S. CLARK, JR (ABT. 3 JUNE 1868 - 21 JUNE 1888) Aged 20 years & 18 days, Son of S.S. & E.J. Clark

Samuel S. Clark, Jr., died suddenly yesterday noon, at the residence of his father. He was eldest son of Supervisor Clark of Buckeye. He leaves a wife and two children. For a long period the deceased has been a sufferer from a wasting disease, but was able to be about, almost up to the hour of his death. His funeral will occur this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Gladwin County Record dated 06-22/1888 Column - 3 Page - 5

LILLIAN M. CLINGERMAN (1890 - 1926)


ALBERT COFFELL (19 MAY 1903 - 18 DEC 1965) s/w Lois M.

ILLNESS FATAL TO ALBERT COFFELL

   Services for Albert Coffell, 62, of Sage Township, were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Clair officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Coffell died Saturday, Dec. 18, following an illness of seven years.

   A life-long resident of Gladwin County, he was born here May 19, 1903 the son of Ruben and Emma Coffell. Mr. Coffell and the former Miss Lois Demaray were married in Gladwin April 22, 1925. Before his illness he was a water well-driller.

   Surviving are his wife, Lois; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Marlene) Anderson of Gladwin; a sister, Mrs. Adelene Kuebler of Higgins Lake; a brother, Merle of Gladwin; and four grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1965 Column - 5 Page – 1

MERLE COFFELL (12 OCT 1911 - 27 JULY 1974)

Merle L. Coffell, 62, of 4320 W. Eagleson Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Saturday, July 27, at Gladwin Area Hospital following a heart attack. Born October 12, 1911, in Sherman Township, he was lifetime resident of Gladwin County, and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Coffell and the former Mary Knapp were married April 8, 1950, in Romney, W. Va. He was employed as a press-operator for Brunswick Corporation.

   Surviving are his wife, Mary; and a sister, Mrs. Adeline Kuebler of Higgins Lake. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Carl Briggs officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-31/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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GEORGE E. COLE (ABT. 16 APRIL 1859 - 15 MARCH 1874) Aged 14 years, 10 months & 27 days, Son of W.H. & E.A. Cole


VERNICIA L. (BELLINGER) COLLINS (26 MAR 1866 – 5 MAR 1926)

VERNICIA L. COLLINS

Vernicia L. Collins was born in Forestport, Oneida county, New York, March 23, 1866 and departed this life Friday, March 5, 1926, aged 59 years, 11 months and 10 days at University hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, being confined to her bed two weeks with bronchial pneumonia.

She came to Saginaw, Mich. with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bellinger, when she was four years old and the following year came to Gladwin and settled on a farm in Gladwin township where she lived until July 1892 when she and her brother George went to California. After spending eight years there she returned and made her home with her parents. She was married Dec. 26, 1905 to Ernest Collins. They took up their residence in Superior, Wisconsin, and remained their until the spring of 1918 when they returned to be with her mother where they resided until her last illness. To this union was born one daughter who died in infancy. She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

She leaves to mourn besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Alice Bellinger, three brothers, Roscoe and Melvin of Gladwin and George of Richfield, California, three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Koontz of Bay City, Mrs. John Foran of Detroit and Mrs. Norman Wagar of Gladwin, and a large circle of friends.

The funeral was heldMonday from the Wagarville M. E. church, Rev. Peck officiating and interment took place at the Ridge cemetery. Loren Leon and John Wagar, Elmer Koontz and Right and Ron Bellinger nephews of the deceased, acted as pallbearers. The M. E. choir from Gladwin consisting of John E. Capling, Mrs W. A. Hopson, Miss Dolores Van Valkenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Clendening and Miss Artha Post organist furnished the music.


AVIS (OGG) CONDRA (1924 - 2003) s/w Rube L.


REUBEN LEVI CONDRA (6 NOV 1911 – 21 MAR 1994) s/w Avis

RUBE CONDRA

Rube L. Condra, 82, of Gladwin, died Monday, March 21, 1994, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born in Harrisburg, Ark., Nov. 6, 1911, and moved to GladwinCounty in 1977. He was a retired welder. Mr. Condra and the former Avis Ogg were married Oct. 23, 1971, in Las Vegas, Nev. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Stella Peterson of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Derenda Sansoucie of Brandon, Mo.; 2 half-sisters, Sybil Ballard of Truman, Ark. andMattie Rush of Hemet, Calif; 9 grandchildrn and 5 great grandchildren.

Rites were held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev.Donald Roberts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.


LUCILLE M. CINDY (COWPER) COOKENMASTER (2 FEB 1937 – 16 DEC 1994) s/w Richard

LUCILLE M. (CINDY) COOKENMASTER

Lucille M. (Cindy) Cookenmaster, 57, of Gladwin, died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994 at Bonita Springs, Fla. following a short Illness.  Born Feb. 2, 1937 in Port Huron, she resided in Gladwin the past 7 years after moving from Midland. Mrs. Cookenmaster was a switchboard operator from 1973 to 1989 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland. Prior to that, she owned and operated Midland Answering Service. She was a member of the Secord Lake Eagles Aerie 4121 and enjoyed bingo, reading and baseball. The former Lucille Cowper married Richard Cookenmaster in June 1956.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Mark and wife Sandy of Kawkawlin and Greg and wife Kimmy of Midland; 2 daughters, Jill and husband Mike Lincoln of Midland, and Kelly and husband Jack Moravek of Orlando. Fla.; her mother, Bernice Boychuck of Rochester, 2 sisters, Beverly Goodwin of Croswell, and Joann Bellar of Warren; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin chapel with the Rev. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. The Eagles Aerie 4121 held a memorial service Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-21/1994 Column – 3 Page – 6.


RICHARD COOKENMASTER (1932 - ?) s/w Cindy

JERRY D. COONS (30 OCT 1931 – 22 DEC 2004)

Jerry D. Coons, 73, passed away Dec. 22, 2004 at the Mid Michigan Medical Center of Midland. Jerry was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Akron, Michigan to the late Oscar and Hazel Coons. He married the former Shirley Brownell on April 8, 1977 in Bay City. He was employed by the United States Postal Service and worked in Bay City as a letter carrier. He lived in Gladwin for the past 18 years.

Jerry is survived by one son, Mark Coons of Bay City; three step sons, Clarence Strait of Frederick, Dewey Strait of Arizona, and Harvey Strait of Midland; two daughters, Linda Coons of Bay City and Hazel Coons of Gladwin; one step daughter, Connie Sleeper of Gladwin; ten grandchildren and two Great grandchildren. He was preceded by one son, Kevin Coons.

Services were held on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Don Roberts officiating. Burial was made in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 12/29/2004.

 

EVA M. COY (1908 - 1982)


LAWRENCE L. COY (? - ?)


VIRGIL L. COY (1912 - 1995)

MARY EMOJENE CRAIG (24 JAN 1916 - 12 AUG 2000)

Mary E. Craig, 84, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at home in Sage Township, following a short illness. Born Jan. 24, 1916 in Sheridan, she lived in Gladwin County since 1976 and previously lived in Dearborn. She was an employment counselor for the State of Michigan, Midland unemployment office, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Club, Aerie 3292, VFW Auxiliary, Post 11256 Gladwin.
Surviving are three sons, Gary and wife Ann of Chugiak, Ark., Donn and wife Laura of Battle Creek, and Douglas of Clinton Township; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Christ the King Lutheran Church with Pastor David Sprang officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Hall Funeral Home Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.


ALMEDA MARY (BABCOCK) CRAIG (1876 – 18 JUNE 1944)

Mrs. Almeda Craig Funeral services were held at the Reigle Funeral Home in Gladwin Sunday for Mrs. Almeda Mary Craig, 67, who died at her home in Grand Blanc on Thursday, June 18. The Rev. L. D. Richmond officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Paris, of Quebec, Canada, and Mrs. Joseph Brown, of Virginia; a son, James Brady, of Ontario; a brother, Charles Babcock, of Fenton; and several nieces and nephews. Gladwin County Record dated 6-21/1944 Column – 1 Page – 1.

ERNIE M. CRAMER (1942 - ?) s/w Sally J.


SALLY J. (MILLER) CRAMER (13 APR 1937 – 2 DEC 1997) s/w Ernie M.

SALLY J.

CRAMER

 

Sally J. Cramer, 60, of Gladwin and formerly of Saginaw, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997 at Tolfree Hospital in West Branch. Born April 13,1937 in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Donald and Genevieve (Brown) Miller. Sally married Ernie Cramer, July 9, 1977 in Saginaw. They operated foster care homes in Saginaw and also owned and operated Sally's Lounge in Saginaw until 1989. She was a businesswoman in Saginaw for many years.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Rudy Pilar Jr. and wife Olga, Anthony and wife Tracy Pilar, all of Saginaw, and Chad Pilar of Oklahoma; one daughter, Jennifer Pilar of Luzerne; three brothers, Donald and wife Michelle Miller, Frank and wife Bonnie Miller, and David Miller; eight grandchildren, Stacy, Rudy III, Tabatha, Anthony Jr., Jacob, Brian, Matthew, and Chad Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Pilar Sr. and one brother, Chester Miller.

 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Snow Funeral Home in Saginaw with Sister Honora Remes, D.C. officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association. Gladwin County Record dated 12-10/1997 Column - 5 Page - 2.


FLORENCE ETHEL (ALLEN) CRIPPS (28 JAN 1893 – 18 OCT 1932) Mother

MRS. HERBERT CRIPPS

Mrs. Herbert Cripps died Tuesday morning at Mercy hospital, Bay City, after an illness of a few weeks. The body was brought to Gladwin Tuesday afternoon. Services will be held at the Free Methodist church this afternoon at two. Gladwin County Record dated 10-20/1932 Column – 3 Page – 1.

MRS. HERBERT S. CRIPPS

Mrs. Herbert Cripps died Oct. 18, 1932 at Mercy hospital, Bay City, after an illness of two weeks. Florence Ethel Allen was born Jan. 28, 1893 in Paulding county, Ohio and came to Gladwin, Michigan with her parents at the age of nine years.

 

She was married to Herbert S. Cripps April 6, 1912. To this union were born five children, Leonard S., Letha M., Thelma M., Wendell Dale, and Vivian Jean. All of which survive her and were living at home at the time of her death.

 

She was converted about the time of her marriage and soon united with the Free Methodist church of which she was a member until her death. At times the trials and cares of life seemed very heavy yet before she died she gave a testimony that the battle for Heaven was triumphantly won.

 

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Allen of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. William Cripps and Mrs. Wilbur Grove; five brothers, Wilbur E., Earl A., Carl A., and Melvin J., of Gladwin and Andy M. of Detroit. Besides one sister having died in infancy, besides the members of the Free Methodist church and many other friends and relatives.

 

She was a faithful wife and mother and gave her best for the care of her loved ones. She wil be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

Services were held at the Free Methodist church Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. D. A. Hoenshell, followed by burial at the Ridge cemetery. Her brothers acted as pall bearers. Gladwin County Record dated 10-27/1932 Column – 5 Page – 5.


HERBERT S. CRIPPS (14 FEB 1889 - 12 FEB 1968)

Herbert Cripps, 80, Mount Morris, died Monday afternoon in Hurley Hospital in Flint. He was born on February 14, 1888, in Sanilac County. Survivors include two sons, Leonard of Detroit and Wendall of Flint; three daughters, Mrs. Letha Berlinski and Mrs. Thelma Frazier, both of Flint, and Mrs. Vivian Walters of Mount Morris; three brother, Fern and William, both of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Ockerman and Mrs. Levina Ockerman, both of Gladwin, and sixteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Miner Funeral Home in Gladwin, the Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery near Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. MDN dated 2-13-1968 Page – 3.

MYRTA M. (ALLEN) CRIPPS (7 DEC 1894 – 9 AUG 1983) s/w William A.

(Midland Daily News, Aug. 9, 1983)

 

Myrta M. Cripps, 88, of Gladwin, died Monday, Aug. 8, 1983, at West Branch Geriatric Village following a long illness.

 

She was born Dec. 7, 1894, in Paulding, Ohio. She moved to Gladwin County as a chiId and attended Gladwin area schools.  She married William Cripps, March 7, 1917.  He died June 3, 1978.

She leaves her children, William Cripps, Arlene Wray, Garlen Cripps, and Ila Farrow, all of Gladwin, Don Cripps of Corunna, and Neva Vaughn of Flint; 24 grandchildren; 52 great grand-children; two great great grandchildren; and sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Groves of Beaverton.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin, with the Rev Robert Schoaff officiating.  BuriaI will be in Ridge cemetery.  Friends may can at the funeral home anytime after 2 p.m today.

 

WENDELL D. CRIPPS (7 MAY 1922 - 11 DEC 1974)

 

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WILLIAM ALLEN CRIPPS, SR (22 OCT 1894 - 1 JUNE 1978)

 

   William A. Cripps, 86, of 6049 Round Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, June 1, in the Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch. Born in Deckerville, on October 22, 1894, he came to Gladwin County in 1896. He farmed in the Hockaday area and then in Sherman Township and also worked for the Gladwin County Road Commission for several years. Mr. Cripps served in the Army in World War I from September 22, 1917 to August 4, 1919. He saw action in France and Germany. He was a member of the World War I Barracks 3421. He and the former Myrta Allen were married on March 7, 1917, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, William and Garlen of Gladwin and Don of Corunna: 3 daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Arlene) Wray and Ila Farrow of Gladwin and Mrs. Jack (Neva) Vaughn of Flint; one brother, Fern of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Rose Ockerman of Gladwin; 24 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

   Services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Shoaff officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-07/1978 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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WILLIAM LLOYD CRIPPS (21 JAN 1918 - 11 DEC 2003)

 

Mr. Cripps, age 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 at Mid-Michigan Regional

Medical Center-Midland. he was born in Butman Township on Jan. 21, 1918 to the late William and Myrta (Allen) Cripps. He was retired from Dow Chemical Company. He was a member of the VFW #7303, American Legion 171, Eagles #3293 and the Harrison Moose Lodge #2235. He was also a veteran of WWII.

   He is survived by one son; William R. Miller of Cady, Texas, one granddaughter; one stepson, Ron McClain of Beaverton; one brother, Don Cripps of Atlanta; two sisters, Neva Vaughn of Flint and Ila Farrow of Gladwin. He was predeceased by one brother, Garlen Cripps; one sister, Arlene Wray, and his stepson, Raymond McClain. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Post #7303 in Gladwin. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 12-17/2003 Column - 5 Page - 10

 

HELEN BERNICE (HAMILTON) CUMMINGS (16 SEP 1934 - 16 NOV 1998)

 

HELEN B. CUMMINGS

 

Helen B. Cummings, 64, of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 at her home. Born Sept. 16, 1934 in Covington, Ky., she was the daughter of Henry and Goldie Carr Hamilton. Helen married Robert Cummings, Aug. 10, 1962 in Harrison. He preceded her in death June 5, 1996. They came to Gladwin in 1965.

 

Surviving are her children: Robert II of Gladwin, Thomas of Clare, Michael Lee of Boyne City, Timothy of Gaylord, Mary of Gladwin, and Michael Lynn of Beaverton; one sister, Alice Tapp of Edge wood, Ky.; 21 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 2 to 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1998 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

ROBERT D. CUMMINGS, SR (30 DEC 1933 - 5 JUNE 1996)

 

ROBERT D. CUMMINGS

 

Robert D. Cummlngs, 62, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland. Born Dec. 30, 1933 In Pontiac, he worked as an electrician and resided in Gladwin County since 1965. Mr. Cummings was a veteran of the Korean War and the

Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Paralyzed

Veterans. Mr. Cummlngs married the former Helen Hamilton Aug. 10, 1932 in Harrison.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children. Robert II of Gladwin, Thomas of Gladwin, Michael

Lee of Boyne City, Timothy of Gaylord, Mary of Gladwin, and Michael Lynn of Beaverton; one

brother, Richard Cummings of

Wisconsin, 21 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother,

Ted Cummings.

 

Rites were held at 1 p.m. Saturday June 8 at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev.

Elwyn MacDonald officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Graveside services were conducted by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 6-12/1996 Column – 2 Page – 7.

JEANNE A. CURTIS b. 14 Jun 1936, Loving wife and mother, s/w John A. “Jack”

JOHN A. "JACK" CURTIS (19 OCT 1923 - 16 APRIL 2000)

 

   John "Jack" A. Curtis, 76, of Gladwin, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at the Detroit V.A. Hospital following a short illness. Born Oct. 19, 1923 in Gladwin, he was the son of Alwin and Cario (Wilson) Curtis. He lived in Gladwin County since 1978 and previously lived in Saginaw. John married Jeanne (Miller), March 15, 1966 in Saginaw. He was owner/operator of Curtisee Restaurant in Gladwin, retiring in 1988. He was veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. John was a leader of the Cub and Boy Scout Troop #320, a member of the American Legion Post #171, and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.

   Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Chris and wife Jeanette Curtis of Virginia, Jeffrey and wife Tammy of Colorado, Kevin and wife Jackie of Georgia, and Jon and wife Tracy of Gladwin; three daughters, Jackie and husband Gary Kukuk, Kim and husband Dale Secor of Missouri, and Tamara and husband Stephen Sokolonicki of St. Clair Shores; three sisters, Peggy Thomas of Sanford, Dorothy Berry of Gladwin, and Myrtle Phillips of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine Rodden and Rosalee Roby; and one brother, Donald “Bill” Curtis.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin with Rev. David Sprang officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. A special service of Military Honors will be by the American Legion Post #171. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/2000 Column - 5 Page - 2  

 

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EDWARD DASSAY (- 6 DEC 1935)

COUNTY PIONEER DIES AT REDFORD

Edward Dassay Succumbs To Illness of Three Weeks

Edward Dassay, one of Gladwin’s pioneer’s, died Friday, December 6, at the home of his daughter, at Redford. His health had been failing for two or three years. He was confined to his bed about three weeks.

He was born in Braumberg, Germany. At about two years of age he left with his parents for New York City in a sail boat. After 42 days on the ocean they landed at Quebec, Canada, instead of New York City on account of storms. The passengers were somewhat disappointed when they landed in Canada, but thought they were fortuntate to land at all.

His uncle and family, who prepared to come at the same time, were delayed by sickness. The boat in which they sailed was driven southward by storms, finally landing in Venezuela, South America.

From Quebec his parents came westward settling in Stratford, Canada. They remained there several years before coming to Traverse City, Michigan. Leaving Traverse City in a short time they moved to Detroit. They returned to Traverse City on a frail lake steamer. They left Traverse City again, moving to Saginaw; from Saginaw to Gladwin, which at that time was known as Cedar. He was a subscriber to the Gladwin Record at its beginning and a near friend of Eugene and Isaac Foster.

His father homesteaded the eighty acres which the fourth generation of his descendants are being reared at the present time. Mr. Dassay bought the homestead rights of the eighty lying west of his father, from A. J. Stevens, which he owned at the time of his death. On May 12, 1884, he was united in marriage to Martha Long. His wife and daughter Elizabeth preceded him in death. Surviving are his son, Warren, his daughter, Mrs. Bernard Hiller, and six grandchildren.

He worked on the homestead in the summers and in the lumber camps, owned by Wright & Ketcham, Tom Nester and E. C. Diffin, during the winter. He was present and took active part in many logging bees.

He loved to travel and although uneducated he made several trips to states of Washington, Oregon, Florida, California, Montana, Idaho and through several of their large cities.

The funeral services were held at the sons home Sunday at 1 p.m., Rev. Ivan E. Hodgson officiated.

Outside relatives present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hiller, Redford; Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hunt, sons, George and L. V., and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ostrander, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ostrander, West Branch; and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Edick, Clare.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Sherman, Horton McColley, Cyrus Koontz, James Greer, Henry Edick and Hiram Hall. Gladwin County Record dated 12-11/1935.

LIZZIE DASSAY (ABT. 11 MARCH 1893 - 18 MARCH 1904) Aged 11 years & 7 days


MARTHA ANN (LONG) DASSAY (5 JUNE 1864 - 28 DEC 1915)

Dassay—Martha Ann Dassay, wife of Edward Dassay, died Dec. 28, at their home at Wagarville, after several years illness. Funeral services were held at the Wagarville church followed by interment in Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Dassay was 53 years old and had been a resident of Gladwin county some 30 years. She is survived by her husband and son, Warren Dassay. Gladwin County Record dated 1-6/1916 Column – 4 Page – 7.


NANCY (EDICK) DASSAY (19 JUNE 1888 - 24 NOV 1975) s/w Warren

Mrs Nancy Lola Dassay, 87, of 1859 Dassay Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, November 24, at Midland Hospital. Born June 19, 1888, she had been a resident of Gladwin County all of her life. The former Nancy Lola Edick was married to Warren Dassay November 4, 1913, in Bay City and he died April  17, 1961. Her parents were Thomas and Mary Logan Edick. She attended the Mt. Pleasant Normal College in 1904 and taught schools in Gladwin County for about 5 years. Mrs. Dassay was also Sunday School superintendent at Wagarville Methodist Church for many years.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Glen (R. Evelyn) Rice of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Joan Bright of Falmouth, Mich.; 2 sons, Warren E. Dassay of Coleman, and Luke E. Dassay, of Gladwin; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services were held November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl O. Lindberg officiating and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-03/1975 Column - 6 Page – 2


WARREN DASSAY (4 MARCH 1885 - 17 APRIL 1961) s/w Nancy

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR WARREN DASSAY

   Warren Dassay, 76, of Gladwin Township, died Monday at Midland Hospital after an illness of several months. Born in Gladwin Township on March 4, 1885, he farmed there all his lifetime. On Nov. 4, 1913 he was married to the former Nancy Edick in Bay City. He was a member of the school board of Ridge School for several years.

   Survivors include his widow; two sons, Emerson, of Coleman, and Luther, of Gladwin; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Rice, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Joan Bright of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Via Hiller, of Detroit; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Miner Chapel. Rev. Henry Schmidt will officiate and burial is in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/1961 Column - 7 Page - 1

HAROLD VICTOR DAVID (ABT. 1910 - NOV 1913)

Harold Victor, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora David, died of paralysis of the heart following diphtheric croup at their home in Saginaw. The body was brought to Gladwin Monday by Ora David and interred in the Ridge cemetery Tuesday. Gladwin County Record dated 11-06/1913 Column - 5 Page - 1

ALICE C. (JUBAR) DAVIS (26 APRIL 1912 - 13 AUG 1986) s/w Mike G.

Alice C. Davis, 74, of 110 Knox St., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Grayling Health Care Center after a long illness. Born in Akron April 26, 1912, she came to Gladwin County in 1971 form Montrose. The former Alice Jubar, she was married to Mike Davis Sept. 22, 1928, in Flint. Surviving besides her husband are, 8 daughters, Doris Sopko of AuGres, Gertrude Hall of Traverse City, Norma McMurphy of Mims, Fla., Arlene Kitson of Peculiar, Mo., Barbara Kitson of Swartz Creek, Janet Pollender of Corinth, Vt., Iris Henry of Blain, Minn. and Loretta Harvey of Flint; 2 brothers, Robert of Bay City and Carl of Flint; a half brother, Otis Spencer of Gladwin; 44 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Locher officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-20/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

DONALD F. DAVIS, JR (5 SEP 1936 – 10 APR 1997) s/w Janet C.

Donald Davis Jr., 60, of Secord Township, died Thursday, April 10, 1997 at home after a short illness. Born Sept. 5, 1936 in Upper Darby. Pa., he previously lived in Flint. Donald married the former Janet Cox, Jan. 17, 1958 in Flint.

He had been employed by General Motors in Flint, retiring in 1987 after 31 years. He was treasurer of Secord Township since 1988; past secretary of Secord Lake F.O.E. #4121 member of Gladwin-Beaverton Bowling Hall of Fame; and team member of Flint Bowling Hall of Fame.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Donald K. Davis Sr. of McKinley and Douglas K. Davis Sr. of Gladwin; his mother and father-in-law, Orville and Geneva Cox of Weidman; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Alverda Davis.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Doug Jones officiating. Special services were by Secord Lake Eagles #4121 at 6 p.m. Saturday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials in his memory to Secord Township Fire and Rescue or Secord Lake Eagles #4121. Gladwin County Record dated 4-16/1997 Column – 2 Page – 2.


JANET (COX) DAVIS (1938 - ?)b. 1938, s/w Donald F., Jr.


MIKE G. DAVIS (3 MAY 1906 – 22 JAN 1991) s/w Alice C.

MIKE DAVIS

Mike Glen Davis, 84, of Gladstone and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1991, in Biship Noa Home, Escanaba, after a long illness. Born in Clio, May 3, 1906, he was a truck driver and retired from the Genessee County Road Commission in 1969. Mr. Davis was married to the former Alice Jubar, Sept. 22, 1928, in Flint. She preceded him in death in 1985.

Surviving are 7 daughters, Loretta Harvey and Doris Sopko of Flint, Gertrude Hall of Traverse City, Barbara Kitson of Gladstone, Arlene Kitson of Peculiar, Mo., Norma McMurphy of Kentucky, Janet Pollender of Massachusetts and Iris Henry of Blane, Minn.

Rites were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Leonard Kitson officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-30/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

VICKY KAY (MYERS) DEAN (1965 – 2 MAY 2002) Age 36

Vicky Kay Dean, 36, formerly of Beaverton passed away Thursday, May 2, 2002 in Houston, Texas. She was born on September 14, 1965 in Oscoda to Perry and Jennie (Diffin) Myers. She married Delbert Dean on June we, 1990 in Beaverton; he survives her. She was a cosmetologist.
Surviving besides her husband Delbert is a son, Christopher Lee Dean of Beaverton; her mother, Jennie Myers of Gladwin; a stepbrother, Perry Lee Myers of Cuba, MO; 2 sisters, Patricia Myers of Gladwin and Carol Dempsey of Houston, Texas. She was predeceased by her father, Perry Myers Jr. and a sister, Jacqueline D. Myers.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Gasche presiding with burial in Ridge Cemetery.

 

ROBERT O. DENNY (? - ?)

CATHERINE (MONROE) DEMARAY (16 MAY 1856 - 16 MAY 1924) s/w Edwin

MRS. ED DEMARAY

Mrs. Ed. Demaray died Friday at her home in Sage township. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Gladwin County Record dated 5-22/1924 Column – 4 Page – 4.

DUNCAN MONROE DEMARAY (19 SEP 1884 - 18 APRIL 1947)

SAGE MAN BURIAE LAST FRIDAY

   Duncan Munroe Demaray, 62, died at his home in Sage township on Friday, April 18. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Riley church, with the Rev. M. R. Jewell officiating. Burial was in Ridge cemetery.

   Mr. Demaray was born in Sanilac county on September 19, 1894, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Demaray. He has been a resident of Gladwin county for 56 years. Surviving are five sisters, Nettie, of Clio, Ethel, of Sage township, Beatrice, of Bentley, Susie, of Detroit, and Clara, of Elyria, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 04-23/1947 Column - 7 Page – 1


EDWIN DEMARAY (18 JULY 1853 - 26 APRIL 1929) s/w Catherine

Edwin Demaray died at his home in Sage township Friday afternoon, April 26, 1929, at 1:30 o'clock of a complication of diseases at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Mr. Demaray was born July 18, 1853 at Gladstone, Canada, being one of a family of seven of which only one brother, John Demaray, is living. At the age of 11 he came to Michigan with his parents, and located in Sanilac county. He was married to Catherine Munroe in 1883, who preceeded him in death five years. Nine children were born, two dying in infancy. The remaining children are Duncan Demaray and Mrs. Ethel Hall at home, Mrs. John Wesley of Hockaday, Mrs. Walter Irwin of Bentley, Mrs. Robert Forgie and Miss Susie Demaray of Detroit, and Mrs. Walter Delp of Elyria, Ohio

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Riley church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Leroy M. Whitney officiating, followed by burial at Ridge cemetery.

[Gladwin County Record 5/2/1929 - P1C5]


EFFIE DEMARAY (1885 - 1891) Daughter of J.B. & S.M. Demaray

Funeral services of a child of James Demaray of Sage, were held at the Riley schoolhouse Sunday. [Gladwin County Record - 6/5/1891]

ELLEN HANNA (FRYE) SHELL - DEMARAY (5 MAY 1895 - 8 SEP 1984) s/w  (1) Eart T. s/w  (2) Ray F.

 

Ellen H. Demaray, 89, of Cass City and formerly of Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Provincial House Nursing Home, Cass City, following a long illness. Born in Newaygo County May 5, 1895, she came to Gladwin in 1907. She was a school teacher and taught in the Leatonville, Winegars and Hockaday schools until retiring in 1960. The former Ellen Frye, she was married to Earl Shell Oct. 8, 1914, in West Branch. He died Oct. 4, 1951. She then married Frank Demaray June 5, 1955 in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Robert Shell of Brooksbille, Fla. and William Shell of Holiday, Fla.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Gladys) Albee of Cass City, Mrs. Edison (Lucille) Shepherd and Mrs. John (Tresa) Pangborn of Midland; 2 step-children, Jack Demaray of Seminole, Fla. and Mrs. Robert (Coralee) Roof of Houghton Lake; one brother, Harold Frye of Burt; one sister, Mrs. Edith Edick of Punta Gorda, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

   Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. R. E. Fogelsonger officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-12/1984 Column - 2 Page - 11

JAMES BROWER DEMARAY (12 FEB 1855 - 22 MAY 1928)

James B. Demaray of Bentley, Michigan, was born February 12, 1855, and died Tuesday, May 22, 1928, of cancer, at the Mercy hospital, Bay City, after an illness of four weeks. Mr. Demaray moved to Bentley from Gladwin where he had been a keeper of the county infirmary of six years.

   In 1880 he was united in marriage to Susan Maria Shook, who passed away 22 years ago. To this union were born four children, three of whom preceded him in death. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Leveica Peters.

   Surviving members of the family are Mrs. Demaray, his wife, Mrs. Roy Yarrington, daughter, and grandson, Harold of Detroit; three step children, Mrs. William Eaton and O. M. Peters of Bay City, Mrs. Fred Bose of Monticello, Ind.; three brothers, John and Ed of Gladwin and Hugh of Bentley and a number of other relatives. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Gladwin. Interment in the Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-31/1928 Column - 5 Page – 4

SUSAN MARIA (SHOOK) DEMARAY (? – 3 JULY 1906)

From the Gladwin County Record --- July 5, 1906

Mrs. James Demary died at Glover Tuesday, and was brought here for burial, funeral services being held in the M. E. church today. Mrs. Demary formerly resided in this county and was highly esteemed.


GEORGE W. DENNINGS (27 MARCH 1893 - 27 FEB 1973) , s/w Lonia C.

George Dennings, 79, of 434 N. Silverleaf Street, Gladwin, died Tuesday, February 27, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. A resident of Gladwin County for 73 years, Mr. Dennings was born in Mark township, Defiance County, Ohio, March 27, 1893. He came to Gladwin County with his parents at the age of seven. He served in the U.S. Army, World War I, as a Pfc. from Sept. 4, 1917 until May 28, 1919. He was with the Army of Occupation in France, the 126th Abulance Company during his enlistment.

   Following his discharge, he returned to Gladwin and that fall married the former Lonia Leininger in West Branch on October 19, 1919. They farmed at their place on Shell Road in Gladwin Township until moving to Gladwin City in 1969.

   Survivors are his wife Lonia; two sons, Gordon Dennings of Swartz Creek, and Carl German of Warren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Raymond of Gladwin; and four grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-07/1973 Column - 3 Page - 2

MI PFC US ARMY WWI


LONIA C. (LEININGER) DENNINGS (25 JUNE 1896 - 8 MARCH 1989) s/w George W.

In memory of Lonia Dennings, mother and grandmother. They say that time shall heal all sorrow, and help one to forget. But time so far has only proved how much we miss her yet. God gave us strength to fight it and courage to bear the blow. But what it meant to lose her no one will ever know. The tears we shed we can wipe away, but the ache in our hearts will always stay. —

Sadly missed by Gordon, Aurilla, Dwight and Jeffrey Dennings; Carl, Ruth, Douglas and Rodney German. Gladwin County Record dated 3-7/1990 Column – 5 Page – 11.


MARGARET S. (LARKIN) DENNY (15 JAN 1915 - 20 FEB 2003) s/w Robert O’Dell

Margaret S. Denney, age 88, of Gladwin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, following a long illness. She was born on Jan. 15, 1915, in Tecumseh to the late Leonard and Ella Mae Larkin. She married Robert Denney on July 17, 1939, in Angola, Indiana; he preceded her in death on November 26, 2000. They moved here from Toledo in 1975. She was a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children - two sons, Duane “Denny” (Esther) Larkin of Toledo, Ohio and Robert K. Denney of Harrison; three daughters, Janet Dunlap of Gladwin, Kay Robedeau of Gladwin, and Gerrie Jacobs of Ottawa Lake; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Stuart Larkin; and one sister, Virginia Smeltzer of Toledo, Ohio.

She was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ohaver. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church with Rev. Phillip Hortop presiding with burial in Ridge Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Family request memorials to the International Child Care Ministries, P.O. Box 535002, Indianapolis, IN, 46253-5002.


ROBERT O'DELL DENNY (31 JULY 1919 - 26 NOV 2000) m. 17 Jul 1938, s/w Margaret S.

Robert O. Denney, 81, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 at his residence following a long illness. Born July 31, 1919 in Evanslake, he was the son of the late Jess and Loretta (Nicholson) Denney. Robert married the former Margaret Larkin in Angola, Ind. He was an electrician and worked for over 50 years for IBEW Local #8 in Toledo, Ohio. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Duane Larkin (Denney) and wife Esther of New Tazewell, Tenn., and Robert of Harrison; three daughters, Janet Dunlap and Kay Robedeau, both of Gladwin and Gerrie Jacobs of Ottawa Lake; one sister, Annabell Perry of Belleville; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, six sisters, and one great-grandson.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mid-Michigan Hospice. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

CAROLINE F. (BROWN) DIFFIN (ABT. 1837 - 21 MAY 1914) Aged 77 years, Wife

EPHRAIM CHARLES DIFFIN (21 DEC 1835 - 19 SEP 1910)

 

DEATH ROLL LARGE

 

EPHRAIM C. DIFFIN AND OTHER OLD RESIDENTS

 

PASS THE PORTALS TO THE GREAT BEYOND - BOY KILLED BY GUN.

 

   Ephram Charles Diffin died at his home in Gladwin township, Sept. 19, aged 75 years, of cancer of pancreas, having been in poor health for some time. Mr. Diffin was born in the state of Maine, and came to Gladwin county 40 years ago. He hald many official positions and was prominent in public affairs. Funeral services held yesterday at Ridge church, Rev. William Rumley officiating. Further mention will be made in next issue. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1910 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

EPHRAIM C. DIFFIN

 

WAS RESIDENT OF GLADWIN COUNTY 41 YEARS

 

WARM POLITICAL TIME

 

WITNESSED CHANGE FROM PRIMITIVE FOREST TO FINE FARMS.

 

   The death of Ephraim C. Diffin Sept. 19 removed one of the early pioneers of the county. Coming to Gladwin county in 1869, he had been a resident of the county for 41 years, and had seen the crooked, narrow log roads give place to regular highways and farms responding bountifully to the husbandman's toil where first he knew the virgin forest.

EPHRAIM C. DIFFIN

   In his early days Mr. Diffin was occupied in lumbering, and conducted large jobbing operations. During these days he became intimately acquainted with Wellington R. Burt, Major Butman, the Rusts, Arthur Hill and other men who afterwards became "pine barons." Forcible and kindly, his relations with these men were such as to create a mutual friendship. When the county was organized in 1876. Mr. Diffin was chosen its first county clerk, which position he held for two years. After this he was elected supervisor of Gladwin township, which then comprised the whole north half of the county, subsequently being elected for several terms.

   The early history of Gladwin county was a long struggle with grafters. The building of the courthouse formed a rich field. With only three supervisors the organized townships were Gladwin, Grout and Billings, two men could combine and put through any scheme. The situation reached its climax in 1879, when an organized movemetn of non residents and resident taxpayers asked for a new deal and a reasonable amount of honesty in public affairs. Gladwin township became the crucial point of the battle, and two men appeared claiming to be the supervisor from that township. The reformers were represented by Marvil Secord, and behind him fighting vigourously was Ephraim C. Diffin. Two boards of supervisors were organized, the one which finally succeeded in controlling being organized by Adam Scrafford of Grout and Mr. Secord, with S. S. Townsend as clerk.

   Vigorous methods were instituted by this board, and the Gladwin County Record, under the direction of the present senior editor, a boy who had not at that time reached his majority. To quiet the Record its office was surreptitiously entered on the night of July 2, 1879, and its type and forms pied. Much tedious labor followed, but the Record continued to be issued, while Mr. Diffin and Mr. Foster armed with guns were on guard for several nights thereafter to keep off intruders. He was the first nominee on the Republican ticket for county treasurer, but was beaten in the election by Oscar R. Dow, who resigned in 1885. Mr. Diffin was then appointed as county treasurer to succeed him, and in 1886 and 1888 was re-elected, thus holding the position five successive years.

   At the time of surrendering the office of county treasurer, it was discovered upon the settlement that he was short in his accounts. He promptly turned over his property for the satisfaction of his shortage to the county, and it was amply protected from any loss. Mr. Diffin then went upon a new piece of land, and with no capital but his industry and a heart big with courage made for himself a good farm, which he recently sold for a sufficient sum to have guaranteed him a home for his old age.

   It was always Mr. Diffin's belief that he had been wrongly dealt with by assistants in the office, and that good bookkeeping would have revealed conditions in his favor. Certain it is that no one familiar with the facts believed that he had profited in any way be having held the office. In 1886 there were elected besides Mr. Diffin as county treasurer, John McCormick as sheriff, Isaac Hanna as probate judge, W. E. Barber as prosecuting attorney, W. H. Berry as register of deeds, C. H. Pearson as circuit court commissioner and George Freeman as surveyor, all of  whom preceeded him to their final resting place.

   Mr. Diffin at one time was a member of the Gladwin city council. He was one of the liberal contributors to the building of the Gladwin M. E. church. In his prosperous days his pocketbook was always open for any worthy enterprise or individual need. Those who knew him well can have but the kindliest memories of him. Mr. Diffin was born in the state of Maine, Dec. 21, 1835. He was united in marriage with Caroline Brown, March 21, 1873, and she survives. She has been an invalid for years, and was always his first care. His last thought was for her comfort. No children were born to the union, but they reared adopted ones. One brother and two sisters reside in Maine. Mr. Diffin served as a Michigan volunteer in the Civil war, and was a pensioner. He was a life long Republican. He was a member of the G.A.R. and I.O.O.F. Gladwin County Record dated 10-06/1910 Column -3 Page -1

 

PVT CO E 1ST REG US MI LANCERS CIVIL WAR

 

EUPHEMIA (GRANT) DIFFIN (18 APR 1867 – 15 OCT 1938) s/w Robert A.

 

EUPHEMIA DIFFIN DIES SATURDAY,OCTOBER 15

Euphemia Grant Diffin was born April 18, 1967, in Taymouth township in Saginaw county, and died at her home in Gladwin township, October 15, 1938, at the age of 71 years. She was married to Robert Alexander Diffin, June 9 1885 and to this union were born five children, two sons, and three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Diffin came to Gladwin county in 1888 and settled on their farm where they have resided for over 50 years. They have seen the country change from the green fine stage to the fine farm lands of today. Mrs. Diffin was a member of High Ridge Arbor No. 397.

Mrs. Diffin had been in poor health for the past 43 years and 18 years ago she suffered a stroke from which she never recovered.

Besides her husband, surviving her are two sons, William of Clio, Russell of Standish; three daughters, Mrs. John Koontz of Flint, Mrs. Frank Kitchen of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Archie Fackler at home; one brother, Hugh Grant of Birch Run; a sister, Mrs. Frank Helm of Flint; 25 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ivan Hodgson at the Wagarville Methodist Church, with interment at the Ridge cemetery.


FLOYD J. DIFFIN (18 JULY 1928 - 26 MAY 1994) Beloved Husband & Father

 

FLOYD J. DIFFIN

 

Floyd J. Diffin, 65, of West Branch, died Thursday, May 26, 1994 at his home.

He had lived in West Branch since 1940.

 

Survivors include his wife, Lynette of West Branch; 5 daughters, Laveta Turner of West Branch. Jennie and husband Steve Connell of Marysville, Wash., Tammy Ughtfoot of Germantown, Md., Becci and husband, Kevin Riste of Belegrade. Mont., and Mario Redlawsk of West Branch; 2 sons, Harry and wife, Wilma of Alger, and Ronald and wife, Gretchen of Comins; 4 sisters: Euphima Gasche, Josephine Boman, Mary Kline, and Jennie Meyers, all of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Russell of Gladwin, and John of Dafter; 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, his twin brother Lloyd, and Alex.

 

Services were held Saturday from Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Elder Fred White officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-1/1994 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JACK DIFFIN (? - 1932) s/w Robert


LAVERA A. (CUDDIE) DIFFIN (15 FEB 1895 – 13 MAR 1986) s/w Russell A.

 

LAVERA DIFFIN

LaVera A. Diffin, 91, of 2853 Lake Shore Dr., Gladwin, died Thursdya, March 13, in the West Branch Geriatric Village after a long illness. Born Feb. 15, 1895, in Huron County 20 years ago from West Branch. Mrs. Diffin was a retired school teacher and a member of the Edwards Full Gospel Churc

h. The fomer LaVera Cuddie, she was married to Russell Diffin March 22, 1916. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1968.

Surviving are 4 daughter, Mrs. Euphemia Gasche of Norwalk, Calif., Mrs. Josephine Boman and Mrs. Jennie Myers of Gladwin and Mrs. Mary Klein of West Branch; 4 sons, Alex of California, Russell of Gladwin, Floyd of West Branch and John of Dafter; 30 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren and 67 great great grandchildren. A son, Lloyd, preceded her in death.

Services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Edwards Full Gospel Church. Her grandchildren the Rev. Harold Klein, the Rev. Gordon Burger and the Rev. Gerald Gasche officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Steuernol Funeral Home, West Branch.


LLOYD A. DIFFIN (? - 1928)

 

MALCOMB ALEXANDER DIFFIN (10 FEB 1921 - 28 JULY 1990)

 

MALCOMB DIFFIN

 

Malcomb Alexander Diffin, 69, of 2828 Lakeshore Dr., Gladwin, died Saturday, July 28,1990, in the Saginaw V. A. Medical Facility after a short illness. Born in Gladwin, Feb. 10, 1921, he left the area and moved back 4 years ago from Seattle, Wash. Mr. Diffin served in the Army during World War II and was an automotive mechanic. He was an explorer scout leader in Seattle for many years.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters, Lavera Schumacher of Dearborn and Hilda Mullin of Las Vegas, Nev.; 3 brothers, Russell of Gladwin, Floyd of West Branch and John of Sault Ste. Marie; 4 sisters, Euphema Gasche, Josephine Boman, Mary Klein and Jennie Meyers of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

A graveside service was held by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 at the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-1/1990 Column – 2 Page – 2.


NOLA G. (REITZ) DIFFIN (1890 – 30 OCT 1975) s/w Wm. A.


ROBERT ALEXANDER DIFFIN (26 JAN 1862 – 20 MAR 1943) s/w Euphemia

 

SERVICES WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT A. DIFFIN

Services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 24th, at the Wagarville church for Robert Diffin. Robert Alexander Diffin was born in Saginaw county January 26, 1862 and died at the Hurley hospital, Flint, Saturday afternoon, March 20th. Mr. Diffin had been in poor health for the past year and had entered the hospital the first of March.

Mr. Diffin married Euphenia Grant June 9th, 1886 and to them five children were born. After their marriage theysettled on a farm in Saginaw county and during the winter months Mr. Diffin worked as a lumberman in the woods and during the log drive in the spring. In 1887 they moved to Gladwin county and settled on a farm in Gladwin township,where he also worked as a lumberman. Mr. Diffin was a charter member of the Ancient Arbor of Gleaners and a member of the Gladwin IOOF Lodge 177.

He is survived by two sons, William of Clio and Russell of West Branch; and three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Koontz of Flint, Mrs. Frank Kitchen of Toledo and Mrs. Archie Fackler of Gladwin, 25 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a brother William Diffin preceded him in death in October 1938.


ROBERT G. DIFFIN (? – 23 DEC 1928) s/w Jack


RUSSELL A. DIFFIN (3 AUG 1895 – 13 SEP 1968) s/w Lavera A.

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- September 18,1968

SERVICES HELD FOR RUSSELL DIFFIN

Russell A. Diffin, 73, of Secord Township, died Friday, Sept. 13, in the Tolfree Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months. Born on Aug. 3, 1895, in Gladwin County, he operated a laundromat in West Branch for 10 years before retiring a year ago. Mr. Diffin was married to the former Lavera Cuddie.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Alex of Washington, Russell Jr. of Flint, Floyd and John of West Branch; four daughters, Mrs. Euphemia Gasche of California, Mrs. Mary Klein, West Branch, Mrs. Josephine Boman, Gladwin and Mrs. Jennie Myers of Chanute AFB., Ill.; three sisters, M

rs. Jennie Koontz, Flint, Mrs. Carrie Kitchen, Pontiac, and Mrs. Gladys Fackler, Gladwin; one brother, Will of Clio; 29 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Rites were held Tuesday at 2 p.m in the Edwards Full Gospel Church. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.

                                                                               
WILLIAM A. DIFFIN (1 OCT 1886 – 27 FEB 1973) s/w Nola G.

 

WM. A. DIFFIN

William A. Diffin, 160 Sheldon St., Clio, 86, died Tuesday, February 27, at Kith Haven Convalescent Home, Flint. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Chappel & Welch Funeral Home, Clio. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.

Mr. Diffin was born in Saginaw, October 1, 1886, the son of Alec and Euphemia (Grant) Diffin and had been a resident of Clio for the last 48 years going there from Gladwin. He married Nola Reitz in 1914 in Gladwin. Mr. Diffin was employed at Buick Motor Division, General Motors, for 29 years, retiring in 1954.

Surviving are his wife, Nola; five sons, Donald and Lyle, both of Flint, Paul of Burt, Grant of Deming, New Mexico and Gordon of Mt. Morris; four daughters, Mrs. John (Wilma) Lewis of Flint, Mrs. George (Esther) Wildey, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Springgayand Mildred Hiltz all of Clio; 22 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jenny Koontz of Flint, Mrs. Carrie Kitchen of Pontiac and Mrs. Gladys Fackler of Gladwin.


VIRGIL EUGENE DIMOND, SR (8 MAY 1914 – 15 MAY 1976) Husband

 

GLADWIN --- Virgil E. Dimond Sr., 82, of 1452 North M-30, Gladwin, died Saturday of a heart attack while bowling in Bay City. He was born in Flint May 8, 1914. Mr. Dimond was retired from the Ternstedt Stamping Plant, part of General Motors in Flint. He had lived in Gladwin for three years, coming from Mt. Morris Township near Flint. He married Mary Parker May 29, 1971 in Gladwin.

 

Survivors include his wife; his father, Roy Dimond; two sons, Virgil Dimond Jr., of Clio and Bruce Dimond, of Flint; four daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Sandra) Nimitz, of Grand Blanc and Mrs. William (Pamela) Newland, Mrs. Clyde (Patsy) Myers and Miss Katrina Dimond, all of Flint; four step-daughters, Mrs. Gregg (Cindy) Love, of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Gary (Sue) Waskoki, of Flint and Miss Peggy Girard and Miss Connie Cirard both of Mt. Morris; one step-son, Dale Girard, of Mt. Morris; three brothers, Kenneth Dimond, of Central Lake and Albert and Ralph Dimond, both of Flint; one sister, Mrs. Frank Shearer, of Dover, Fla.; and 16 grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Gladwin chapel of the Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Locher officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Friends may call any time. MDN 5-17-1976 Page – 5.

 

BERTHA M. (BABCOCK) DOAN (10 AUG 1889 - 26 AUG 1959) s/w John

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. BERTHA DOAN

   Mrs. Bertha Mae Doan, 70, a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, died Wednesday at the Gladwin Nursing Home following an illness of several years. The former Miss Bertha Mae Babcock was born in Gladwin County on August 10, 1889, and was married to John Doan. He preceded her in death in 1937.

   Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arlene Jones of Grand Haven, Mrs. Doris Yunge of Flint, and Velma Doan of Lansing; three sons, Kenneth of Detroit, and Leonard and Harold, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Guy Gray of Lake Ann and Mrs. William Purdy of Flint; one brother, Hazen Babcock, of Flint; and five grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. The Rev. E. Fogelsonger officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-02/1959 Column - 4 Page – 1


CRAIG A. DOAN (1965 - ?) s/w Lonnie M.


JOHN DOAN (23 MAR 1885 – 7 AUG 1937) s/w Bertha M.

From the Gladwin County Record --- August 11, 1937

JOHN DOANE DIES AT HOSPITAL SATURDAY

Services were held from the Free Methodist church Monday afternoon at two o'clock for John Doane with Rev. C. H. Woods officiating. Burial services were at the Ridge cemetery. Born March 23, 1885, in Sanilac County, Michigan, he died August 7, 1937, at the General hospital, Bay City, after several weeks' illness. He married Bertha Babcock May 18, 1913. He
has been a member of the Free Methodist church 20 years. One daughter Ruth has already died.  He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters, Leonard, Harold, Kenneth, Doris, Velma and Arlene and three brothers, William Doan of Midland, Hermon of L'anse and Joseph of Gladwin.

LONNIE MARIE (FRIES) DOAN (19 APR 1946 – 9 SEP 1991) s/w Allen.

LONNIE DOAN

Mrs. Lonnie M. Doan, 45, of 2942 Youngs Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, April 19, 1946, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Lonnie Fries, she was married to Allen Doan, Dec. 2, 1966, in Clare County. He preceded her in death April 9, 1969.

Surviving are one son, Craig of Gladwin; one daughter, Angie of Gladwin; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Fries of Gladwin; and one brother, Gene Fries of Harrison. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. George Coon will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin County Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 9-11/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

RUTH ELIZABETH DOAN (03 NOV 1927 - 05 FEB 1928)

Ruth Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doan, was born Nov. 3, 1927, and departed this life Feb. 5, 1928, at her home in Gladwin township. She was a very bright intelligent baby and during her short life here was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed in her home. She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, three sisters, and two brothers, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Babcock, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ruth was enrolled on the Cradle Roll of the Free Methodist Sunday school. Funeral services were held at the home at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. G. V. Dean, with burial in Ridge cemetery. And now our darling has left us, She has gone to a happier home: Left this world of sin and sorrow, To dwell with God at home. Gladwin County Record dated 02-23/1928 Column - 5 Page - 4

ERNEST DOMBROSKE (2 APR 1844 – 1 FEB 1921) s/w Ernestine

ERNEST DOMBROSKE

Ernest Dombroske was born April 2, 1844, at Kreis Prenslou, Germany, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward C. Elwell in Detroit, Feb. 1, 1921, aged 76 years, 9 months and 29 days. Mr. Dombroske came to this country at age of 21 years and made his home with his uncle in Pennsylvania for about two years, then going to Illinois. He was married to Tena Miller in 1879, to which union were born ten children of whom four have preceded their father to the grave. Also Mrs. Dombroske died at their home in Gladwin Jan. 8, 1920.

Mr. and Mrs. Dombroske came to Gladwin county from Illinois in 1905 and settled on a farm in Gladwin township where they resided with their family until 1912 when they moved to Gladwin city, residing here until Mrs. Dromboske's death one year ago.

Mr. Dromboske leaves to mourn, five sons and one daughter, Ernest F. of Gladwin township, Mrs. Jessie  Elwell, Charles, Chris W., George and Fred H., all of Detroit, besides friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Dombroske joined the German Baptist church in early life and remained consistent and faithful members till the end.

The remains were brought to Gladwin Thursday noon and services were rendered at one o'clock from the M. E. church of Gladwin by Rev. E. T. Smith. Interment at Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-3/1921 Column – 4 Page – 5.


ERNESTINE (MILLER) DOMBROSKE (4 MAY 1861 – 8 DEC 1919) s/w Ernest

MRS. ERNEST DOMBROSKE

Ernestina Dombroske, wife of Ernest Dombroske, was born May 4, 1861, in Shanow, Germany, and died at her home in Gladwin, Dec. 8, 1919, aged 58 years, 7 months and four days. Mrs. Dombroske came to this country in 1881. After spending some time in Wisconsin she went to Illinois, where she was married to Ernest Dombroske in 1883.

To this union were born 10 children of whom seven are left with the husband to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and a kind mother as follows: Ernest F. of Gladwin county, Mrs. Tena Vannatter, Mrs. Jessie Elwell, Charles O., Chris. W, George and Fred H., all of Detroit, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Dombroske with their family came to Michigan in 1904, settling in Butman township where they lived until seven years ago when they came to Gladwin where they have since made their home.

Mrs. Dombroske's life was one of usefulness and those with whom she came in contact always felt  they had met a friend and will miss, her in the days that are to come.

Funeral services were held at the home Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and conductd by Rev. Brown with interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-11/1919 Column – 3 Page – 4.


MAX M. DOMBROSKE (1892 – 22 JUNE 1910) Son of E. & T. Dombroske

Max, 17-year-old son of Ernest Dombreske of Hockaday, is seriously ill with St. Vitus dance, following an attack of rheumatism. Gladwin County Record dated 6-23/1910 Column – 4 Page – 5.

CARD OF THANKS.

To the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our son Max we tender our sincere thanks.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dombroske.

Gladwin County Record dated 6-30/1910 Column – 2 Page – 4.


AMELIA M. (BIRKHOLZ) DONN (28 FEB 1890 – 23 OCT 1961) s/w Ernest F.

GLADWIN --- Mrs. Amelia Donn, 71, of Gladwin died at her home Monday night following several weeks illness. Mrs. Donn was born Feb. 28, 1890 in Peroria, Ill. She had lived in Gladwin County since she was a child. Mrs. Donn was married to Ernest Donn in 1950. She was a member of the Butman Mennonite Church and the Society of Christian Service and of the Assembly of God Missionary Society.

Mrs. Donn is survived by six sons, Ervin, Walter and John, all of Lansing; Rowland, of Gladwin; Bernard of Jackson and Chester of Onaway; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Koontz, of Gladwin and Mrs. Dorothy Foster, of Detroit; four brothers, John Birkholz, of Gladwin; Albert, of Baileyville, Ill., William of Lansing and Henry, of Dallas, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rohloff, of Host and Miss Bertha Birkholz, of Lansing.

Funeral service for Mrs. Donn will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Miner Chapel in Gladiwn, the Rev. Thurlan Meredith of the Wagarville Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, near Gladwin. MDN dated 10-24-1961 Page -15.


DONNA L. DONN (1917 - ?) m. 4 Apr 1936, s/w Rowland W.


ERNEST F. DONN (6 SEP 1884 – 13 DEC 1950) s/w Amelia M.

Services Held Here Friday Ernest Donn, 66, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, while visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Foster, in Dearborn. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the Reigle Funeral Home with the Rev. Wesley Wibley of the Assembly of God officiating. Burial was made in the Ridge cemetery.

Mr. Donn was born in Peoria county, Illinois, on September 6, 1884, the son of Ernest and Ernestine Donn. He was married to Miss Amelia Birkholz, in Gladwin, on September 19, 1911, and has been a resident of Gladwin 46 years.

Surviving are his wife, Amelia; six sons, Ervin, Walter and John, of Lansing, Rowland of Gladwin, Bernard of Jackson and Chester of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Koontz of Gladwin and Mrs. Dorothy Foster of Dearborn; three brothers, Charlie of Royal Oak, Fred and George, of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Elwell, of Royal Oak; also 13 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Henry and William Harmon, Henry Will, Alvie Hooker, Doliver Block and Rudolph Yerke. Gladwin County Record dated 12-20/1950 Column – 6 Page – 1.


ROWLAND W. DONN (16 FEB 1914 – 11 APR 1998) s/w Donna L.

ROWLAND W. DONN

Rowland W. Donn, 84, of Gladwin, died Saturday, April 11, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin. Born Feb. 16,1914 in Gladwin County, he was the son of Ernest and Amelia Birkholz Donn. Rowland married the former Donna Koontz, April 4, 1936 in Jackson. They lived in Lansing, Pontiac and came to Gladwin in 1938.

He worked as a farmer and for Fekete Oil Company. He loved to raise and sell horses for pulling, rodeos, etc. Rowland also loved to hunt and was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Assembly of God Church.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Gordon, and Doyle and wife Karen, all of Gladwin; one daughter, Bonnie and husband Bob Pretzlaff, of Gladwin; three brothers, Walter and wife Deloris of Florida; John and wife Ethel of Lansing, arid Chester of Tennessee; two sisters, Vera and husband Floyd Koontz, and Dorothy and husband Charlie Foster, all of Gladwin; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin and Bernard.

Services will be held at, 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. Donald Potter officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church. Gladwin County Record dated 4-15/1998 Column – 4 Page – 2.


ARTHUR RALPH DOUVIELLE (24 AUG 1920 – 28 JAN 1994) s/w Phyllis L.

Arthur Ralph Douvielle, 73, of Gladwin, died Friday, Jan. 28, 1994, at his home after battling cancer for several months. He was born in Biddeford, Maine, Aug. 24, 1920, and came to Gladwin County in 1986 from California. He was a retired industrial mechanic for Clark Fork Lift Co. Mr. Douvielle was a member of Masonic Lodge 785 in Hollydale, Calif. and a Shriner. Mr. Douvielle and the former Phyllis Geror were married Dec. 31, 1955, in Rochester.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, William Aldrich of Cadillac; one daughter, Judith Lankford of Valley Center, Kan.; 5 sisters, JoAnn Johnson of Gray, Maine, Patricia Tetreault of Hollis, Maine, Jeanette Wormell of Westbrook, Maine, Pricilla Knupp of Rochester and Louiza Jones of Turner, Maine; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Neavis Lewis.

Rites were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. A Masonic service was held Monday evening by Gladwin Lodge 397. Gladwin County Record dated 2-2/1994 Column – 2 Page – 2.
PHYLLIS L. (GEROR) DOUVIELLE (1926 - ?) s/w Arthur R.


FLORENCE DUNCAN (1904 - ?) s/w Gordon L.

JANET (DENNEY) DUNLAP (3 MAR 1939 – 30 JULY 2010)

Janet (Denney) Dunlap, 71, of Gladwin, passed away after a short illness Friday, July 30, 2010 in Midland. She was born March 3, 1939 in Tecumseh, to Robert and Margaret (Larkin) Denney. She was a homemaker, living in Gladwin County for the last 34 years, previously residing in Toledo, Ohio.

She is survived by her 4 children, Cheryl (Jack) Whitman of Spring Hill, Florida, Sheila (Mike) Mitchell of Gladwin, Luetta (Vance) Vanderbush of Gladwin, and Shawn Dunlap of Midland; 7 grandchildren, Brett, Kyle, Brandon, Shealyn, Morgan, Camryn and Kelynn; sisters, Kaye Robedeau of Arizona and Gerrie Jacobs of Ohio; brothers, Duane Larkin of Tennessee and Bob Denney of Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret Denney.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 from 11 a.m. until the time of service. She will be laid to rest at Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be used according to the wishes of the family. Gladwin County Record dated 8/4/2010.


KATHERINE J. DUNST (1833 - 1924)


ASAHEL B. DUTCHER (2 SEP 1848 - 12 OCT 1901) Father

DUTCHER.—Died at his residence in Gladwin township, Oct. 12, 1901, Asahel Dutcher, aged 55 years. He had been ill since July 3 from effects of a paralytic stroke. Funeral services were held at the Ridge M. E. church Tuesday conducted by Rev. J. S. DeLong. Gladwin County Record dated 10-18/1901 Column – 1 Page – 4.


IDA M. DUTCHER (13 MARCH 1883 – 31 JAN 1901) Daughter of A.B. & R.A. Dutcher

Miss Ida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dutcher, of Butman, died at the College hospital, Saginaw, Jan. 31, aged 17 years, from effects of an operation for appendicitis. She had been living with her sister at Greenwood. The remains were brought here for interment, and funeral services were held Sunday at the Ridge church, Rev. J. S. DeLong officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 2-8/1901 Column – 3 Page – 9.


REBECCA A. (WOODWORTH) DUTCHER (14 JUNE 1852 - 13 SEP 1910) Mother

Rebecca Woodworth was born June 14, 1852, at Marion, Livingstone county, Mich., and departed this life at Solvay hospital, Detroit, following an operation for appendicitis Sept. 13, 1910. She had been a resident of Gladwin county 13 years.

She was married to Asahel Dutcher May 21, 1869, and to this union was born seven children, of whom two have preceded her on before, and the following remain:Ben and Rollo and Nora of Gladwin and Mrs. Cora Broch of Greenwood. She also leaves twobrothers and three sisters.

She was an affectionate mother, a member of the F. M. church, and a ideal Christian, with whom all who became acquainted learned to love. Her closing hours were marked with grace and faith.

The funeral was held in the F.M. church at Gladwin, conducted by Rev. William Rumley, assisted by Rev. C. H. Woods and Rev. A. S. Stambaugh, Text, Galatians iii-13.


ANNA DYCK (25 APRIL 1872 - 20 JULY 1944) Mother

Mrs. Anna Dyck

Mrs. Anna Dyck, 72, died at her home in Butman township this morning (Wednesday) at 1:35 a. m. Prayer services will be held at the home on Sunday at 1 p. m. followed by funeral services at 2 p. m. at the Mennonite Brethren Church. The body will be at the Reigle Funeral Home until Sunday morning. The Dycks had been residents of Gladwin county for 12 years.

Surviving are her husband, Herman P. Dyck; a son, Abe H. of Gladstone, Oregon; two daughters, Mrs. Agatha Langaman of Lemington, Ontario, Canada, and Miss Mary Dyck at home; and one sister, Mrs. H. J. Wiebe of Lemington, Ontario, Canada. Gladwin County Record dated 7-26/1944 Column – 4 Page – 1.

 

Mrs. Anna Dyck

Mrs. Anna Dyck was born April 25, 1872, in the village Rosenberg, Govrnmt Jekaterinoslaw, Russia. Her parents later moved to Molotschna Village, Morganau, where she received her education at the hand of teacher David Dirksen.

In the winter of 1892 she testifies that she was born again unto the living hope in Christ and was baptised on April 12th of the same year and became a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church at Ruecknau. On the 31st of January 1893 Mrs. Dyck was married to Peter Reimer. Their two children preceded their mother in death in their early childhood.

For several years they lived in the Maltschner Colony and in 1910 they moved to a place near Omsk in Siberia. Soon after they arrived there Mr. Reimer passed away and Mrs. Reimer for a time made her home with her married sister, Mrs. H. Wiebe.

On October 16th, 1911, she was married to Rev. H. Dyck. She joyfully took up the care of five minor children to whom she became a most loving and devoted mother. The oldest son, Peter, was 14 years and the youngest, Mary, was 4.

In 1916 their son Peter died in Moscow. During the days of the Revolution in 1917 they again had to move, this time to the Molotschna Colony in the Village of Guadental. Here they remained until 1922 when they undertook to move to America in a long roundabout journey that took them more than a year and a half. They arrived at the port of New York on October 7th, 1923.

Our mother took sick and was ailing very seriously all through the winter of 1943 but the following month of May brought on her complete breakdown and since that day needed and received the loving and best possible care of her loved ones. She would like to have lived but was sincerely surrendered to the Lord's will, saying: "The Lord knows best."

After all these many days of suffering last Tuesday, July 26th a decided change came over her. She realized that the end was very near. But because of the intense suffering she made a request for the doctor. What the hand of man could do was done, but could not change the fact that death was near. Her suffering grew less and very quietly she breathed her last, on Wednesday July 27th about 1:35 a. m.

The passing of Mrs. Anna Dyck is deeply mourned by her family and husband, Rev H. Dyck, two daughters, Mrs. P. Langeman of Leamington, Ontario, Canada, Miss Mary Dyck at home, A. Dyck of Gladstone, Oregon, and seven grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. H. J. Wiebe of Leamington, Canada, besides very many other relatives and friends.

The memorial services were in charge of Rev. Thomas Stoeri of the Round Lake Baptist Church who also brought the memorial message. Short addresses were also given by Rev. J. Kroeker, now of Leamington, Canada, and Rev. Richmond of the Butman and Hockaday F. M. churches. Burial was in the Ridge cemetery. Pallbearers were A. Fleming, E. Dombroske, R. Yerke, Henry A. Will, J. Krocker and G. Yerke. Gladwin County Record dated 8-9/1944 Column – 6 Page – 5.

E'S

CORNELIUS EAMES (1832 - 17 AUG 1910)

 

AGED 78 ANSWERS DEATH'S SUMMONS AT HOME OF EDGAR EDICK

Cornelius Eames died Aug. 17, 1910, at the home of Edgar Edick, Gladwin township, aged 78 years, 2 months and 1 day, of Bright's disease. He came to the county from Ohio five months ago to visit relatives. His wife died 15 years ago, and one son is dead. One son, E. J. Eames of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Davenport of Detroit, survive. Mr. Eames was a soldier in the Civil war, serving in Co. L, second regiment, Ohio heavy artillery, and a member of the G.A.R. He was an uncle of Edgar and Amos Edick. Funeral services were held at the Ridge M. E. church; conducted by Rev. G. B. Day. Interment in Gladwin township cemetery. Source: Gladwin County Record dated 08-25/1910 Column - 3 Page - 1

INFANT EDDY (? – 5 JUNE 1977) Baby Girl

Baby Girl Eddy

A baby girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eddy, of 3823 Eagleson Rd., Gladwin, was stillborn Sunday, June 5, at Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.

Surviving are her parents, Dennis and Colleen Eddy; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Eddy, Mrs. Dorothy Sturgeon, and Horace Stickney Jr., all of Gladwin; and great grandmother, Mrs. Ada Stickney of Gladwin.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home - Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. W. J. Gesell officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-8/1977 Column – 5 Page – 2.


AMOS DELMAN EDICK (17 AUG 1852 - 25 JAN 1916)

MANY YEARS A RESIDENT OF GLADWIN TOWNSHIP, IS DEAD.

   Amos D. Edick died at his home in Gladwin township of cerebral hemorrhage Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He had been in poor health for several years and a few weeks since had suffered a paralytical stroke from which he had not recovered. Services were held at the Ridge church Wednesday morning, at 11 o'clock. Interment in Ridge cemetery.

   Mr. Edick was born in Ohio August 17, 1852, and was aged 63 years, 5 months and 8 days. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. James Greer of Gladwin township, and one son, Grover Edick. Gladwin County Record dated 01-27/1916 Column - 4 Page – 1


CHARLOTTE M. EDICK (1848 – 12 OCT 1902) Mother

Mrs. Charles Edick, aged 54, of Gladwin township, died October 12, of long standing illness, and was buried October 14, in Gladwin cemetery. Rev. I. C. Smallwood had charge of the funeral services. She was the widow of the late Henry Edick.  Gladwin County Record dated 10-17/1902 Column – 3 Page – 1.


EDITH (FYRE) EDICK (30 SEP 1904 – 31 DEC 1991) Wife of Grover C.

Had a call Monday telling me Edith Edick died Dec. 31, Our sympathy to her family. Gladwin County Record dated 1-15/1992 Column – 4 Page – 9.


ETHEL O. (VAN ALSTINE) EDICK (10 JAN 1878 - 28 OCT 1971)

Mrs. Ethel O. Edick, 93, of Gladwin Township, died Thursday, October 28, in Bay City. Born in Sandusky, January 10, 1878, she came to Gladwin County with her parents as a child. The daughter of John and Hattie Babcock VanAlstine, she was married to Henry Edick in Gladwin in 1894, and he died in July of 1958. They farmed in Gladwin Township all their married lives. Mrs. Edick was a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Clair, Everett, and Victor, all of Gladwin, Rex of Midland, and Melvin of Delano, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Jadle of Fullerton, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. George Weir of Gladwin; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Services were held Monday at the Mathews Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. C.E. Howe officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin Township. Gladwin County Record dated 11-03/1971 Column - 5 Page – 2


GEORGE EDICK (21 NOV 1821 - 6 MARCH 1897) Father Edick, Grover S.,

We regret to report the death of George Edick, which occured Saturday evening, March 6. Mr. Edick was born in New York state in 1821, being 75 years, 3 months, 13 days old at the time of his death. He moved from New York to Ohio in 1833, and from there came to Gladwin in 1879. The funeral was held in the Ridge M. E. church at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Smallwood, The remains were interred in the Gladwin township cemetery. Mr. Edick leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his loss; also a large circle of friends. Gladwin County Record dated 03-12/1897 Column - 2 Page – 8


HARRY NELSON EDICK (1876 – 27 APR 1943)


HENRY M. EDICK (23 OCT 1875 - 21 JULY 1958)

SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO HENRY EDICK

   Henry M. Edick, 82, of Gladwin Township, died Monday at his home after a short illness. He was born in Ohio on Oct. 23, 1875, and had been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 80 years, Mr. Edick had retired from farming. On June 30, 1895, he was married to the former Miss Ethel Van Alstine in Gladwin county. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; five sons, Claire and Victor of Gladwin, Everett of Flint, Melving of California and Rex of Traverse City; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Jadel, of California; a brother, Albert, of Flint; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Dassay, Mrs. Verna Groat, and Mrs. Leona Yeager, all of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2:30 o'clock at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Schmidt officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-23/1958 Column - 7 Page – 1

KEITH EDICK (? – ?)

KENNETH LEE EDICK (1937 - 1937)

LANA (FISER) EDICK (24 JAN 1944 – 09 MAR 2007)

Lana Edick, 63, passed away March 9, 2007 at her home in Gladwin surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born Jan. 24, 1944 to Basil and Geraldine (Fiser) Sheets in Gladwin.

In addition to being a homemaker, Lana was very active in the Gladwin community. She was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church and Women’s group, and was currently serving as the currently serving as Gladwin Township Supervisor, beginning her term in 2005. Lana was also past chairman of the Republican Party, even being honored as Republican of the Year. She was treasurer of the Gladwin County Soil Conservation district from 1999-2007, a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau and also served on the committee for Farmer’s Appreciation Day.

Lana married Keith Edick Oct. 8, 1960 in Gladwin. He survives her.

Also surviving are her children, Brian Edick and Mary Schneider of Gladwin, Corrie and Randy Lambert of Traverse City, Julie and Steve Cameron of Gladwin, Tami and Todd Lake of Gladwin, Kristie and Brian Simrau of Gladwin, Ronda and Brian Gorski of Gladwin, and Kevin and Carrie Edick of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Vivian Edick of Gladwin; sisters LaNeel and Wayne Vannest of Midland, and Myrna and Claude Moore of Franklin, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Randall Sheets.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 14 at First United Methodist Church of Gladwin with Pastor Linda Jo Powers and Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wagarville United Methodist Church.

LODA EDICK (28 JULY 1873 - 17 NOV 1886) Daughter of Thomas G. & Mary Edick

EDICK---Loda, eldest daughter of Thos. G. and Mary Edick, of typho-malarial fever, Wednesday night, Nov. 17 aged 13 years, 3 months and 20 days. Funeral services at the Presbyterian church in Gladwin today at 12 m., Rev. S. C. Tiney officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 11-19/1886 Column - 5 Page – 5


LYLE EDICK (ABT. 29 MARCH 1902 - 29 SEP 1906) {???}

 

   EMRICK---A son of George Emrick of Gladwin township died Saturday morning, aged 4 years and 6 months. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Tuesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. F. M. Clough. Gladwin County Record dated 10-04/1906 Column - 4 Page – 5


MARY (LOGAN) EDICK (10 APRIL 1856 - 21 JULY 1941) s/w Thomas G.

SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR MRS. THOMAS EDICK

   Services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church for Mrs. Thomas G. Edick, who died at her home on State street Monday, July 21. Mary Logan Edick was born in Chargin Falls, Ohio, April 10, 1856. She was married to Thomas G. Edick January 13, 1873 and to them were born ten children. Three children preceded their mother in death. Mr. Edick, died August 30, 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Edick came to Gladwin county in 1877 and settled in Gladwin township. Gladwin was all virgin pine at that time and they had to clear the land and build a home. They moved to their home on State street in Gladwin in 1915.

   Surviving her are three sons and four daughters, Henry and Roy of Gladwin, Albert of Flint, Mrs. Arthur Yeager of Skeels, Mrs. Warren Dassay of Gladwin, Stella Edick at home and Mrs. Harry Groat of Rhodes, twenty-eight grand-children twenty-four great-grand-children, besides other relatives and friends. Rev. Charles Woods of Saginaw assisted by Rev. H. R. Fidler, conducted the services with burial in the Ridge cemetery.

No rarer gem on earth was born, So sweet of face, so frail of form, The many days she faced the storms, We know not how her heart was torn, But we know her smile was heaven born. And mother now we know you've gone, To a happier place and a lasting home, Tho' we grieve  for our loss in the coming years, You now are safe from this vale of tears. So farewell Mother dear, your work here is done, Accept your reward, in Heaven your home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-23/1941 Column - 1 Page – 5


ROSE ADELE (WAGAR) EDICK (20 JULY 1881 - 10 AUG 1940) s/w Roy E. Edick & James N. & Ada A. Wagar

MRS. ROY EDICK DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

   Mrs. Rose Adele Edick died at her home here Saturday after an illness of many weeks. Mrs. Edick was born July 20, 1881 in Tamworth, Ontario, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wagar and was the oldest in the family of three. In 1889 she moved with her parents to Gladwin county. On January 20, 1903, she was married to Roy Edick.

   Surviving Mrs. Edick are her husband, Roy, two sons Leonard of Gladwin and Glenn of Rockford, Ill., three grandchildren, and two brothers Norman Wagar of Gladwin and Orlin of Edenville. Funeral services were held at 1:30 at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. Karl H. Keefer officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-14/1940 Column - 7 Page – 1


ROY ELMER EDICK (26 JULY 1878 - 13 JULY 1950) s/w Rose A. Edick & James N. & Ada A. Wagar

SERVICES HELD FOR ROY EDICK

   Funeral services for Roy Edick, 71, were held from the Gladwin Free Methodist church on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Henry Schmidt officiated and burial was made in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Edick was born in Gladwin county on July 26, 1878 and spent all of his life here. On January 20, 1902, he was married to Miss Rose Adele Wagar, who preceded him in death on August 10, 1940. Mr. Edick has been in poor health for the past eight months and died at the home of his son, Leonard, on Thursday, July 13.

   Surviving are two sons, Leonard, of Gladwin and Glen of Campbell, California; two brothers, Henry, of Gladwin and Albert of Flint; three sisters, Mrs. Warren Dassay and Mrs. Leora Yeager, both of Gladwin and Mrs. Harry Groat, of Rhodes; also four grandchildren and one great grandson. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1950 Column - 4 Page – 1


ROY EDICK (16 AUG 1902 - 26 SEP 1902)


SENNETH LUCINDA (SHERMAN) EDICK (12 JULY 1862 - 6 JUNE 1936)

MRS. SENNETH S. EDICK EARLY PIONEER DIES

   Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 9, at 2:30 at the Gladwin Free Methodist church for Mrs. Senneth Sherman Edick, conducted by Rev. Charles H. Woods. Burial services were at the Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Senneth Sherman Edick was born in Yarker, Canada, July 12, 1862, and died June 6, 1936, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 24 days. At the age of ten, she cam with her parents and brother, Gilbert Sherman to Michigan, settling on a farm in Gladwin township.

   She married Amos D. Edick December 27, 1877. Two children were born, a daughter, Mrs. Eva Greer, of Gladwin township, and a son, Grover, of Gladwin. For several years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Edick lived on farms in Gladwin township, then moved to McClure, where Mr. Edick died in 1916. Three years later Mrs. Edick moved to Gladwin, where she made her home on Silver Leaf street.

   She leaves to mourn: Mr. and Mrs. Grover Edick, Mr. and Mrs. James Greer, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sherman, six grandchildren, four nephews, one niece and many other relatives and friends. Gladwin County Record dated 06-10/1936 Column - 5 Page – 5


STELLA EDICK (2 OCT 1890 - 9 NOV 1982)

Stella Edick, 92, of Gladwin died Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Gladwin County on Oct. 2, 1890, she spent her lifetime in the area. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Rites were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-17/1982 Column - 5 Page – 2


THOMAS GEORGE EDICK (19 FEB 1850 - 30 AUG 1924) s/w Mary

Thomas George Edick was born at Russell, in Geauga county, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1850, and died at his home in Gladwin, aug. 30, 1924, aged 74 years, 6 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Logan in 1873, To this union were born 10 children, eight of whom survive him, Henry, Roy, Albert, Mrs. Leora Yeager, Mrs. Nancy Dassay, Stella, Mrs. Grace Murphy and Mrs. Vernia Groat; also three sisters, ___ Mrs. John Weir of Galdwin, Mrs. Carrie Sayles of Stockbridge, and Mrs. Maggie Jacobs of Onaway; and two brothers, Harry of Gladwin and Benjamin of Lawton; besides 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Edick and family moved to Gladwin in 1877 where they have since lived. He was among the oldest residents of Gladwin county. He had been failing in health for some time and was taken to his bed three weeks previous to his death. For many years Mr. Edick was one of the best known residents of the "Section Eight" neighborhood in Gladwin township, where he owned a farm, upon which he reared his family. He enjoyed the confidence and respect of a large circle of friends. Gladwin County Record dated 09-11/1924 Column - 2 Page – 4


VICTOR J. EDICK (16 JAN 1917 – 20 NOV 1995) s/w Vivian E.

VICTOR J. EDICK

Victor J. Edick, 78, of Gladwin, died Monday Nov. 20. 1995 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Born Jan. 16.1917 in Gladwin, he was the Gladwin County Sheriff from 1957 to 1968 and worked in security at Dow Chemical from 1968 to 1982. Mr. Edick was also a framner and member of the Masonic Lodge in Gladwin. He married the former Vivian Wagar in 1933 in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, James and wife Judy of Gladwin, and Keith and wife Lana of Gladwin; 2 daughters. Janet and husband Pat Allen of Flint, and Connie and husband Bud Miller of Grand Blanc; one brother. Melvin and Doris Edick of California; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son. Kenneth in 1937; a sister. Wyn Jadel; and 4 brothers, Clare. Everett, Rex and Lyle.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Don Haskell officiating. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. A special Masonic service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the donor’s favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1995 Column – 1 Page – 7.


VIVIAN E. (WAGAR) EDICK (1915 - ?) s/w Victor J.


KEITH EDWIN EHLE (8 OCT 1959 - 29 JUNE 1970)

YOUNGSTER STRUCK BY CAR

   A 10-year-old Gladwin boy was killed Monday afternoon when he ran into the path of a car on north M-18, at the Sugar Creek bridge. Gladwin Sheriff's officers said Keith E. Ehle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ehle, of north M-18, was dead on arrival at the Gladwin Hospital. The youngster had been fishing off the bridge, they said.

   Driver of the car was Paul T. Leigh, 62, of Taylor. He told officers that he saw the lad start running across the highway adn that when he reached the centerline he stopped. Then he ran in front of him. Leigh pulled part way off the highway but was unable to avoid hitting the youth, officers said.

   Keith Edwin Ehle was born on October 8, 1959, in Gladwin. He was a member of the Gladwin Little League and Our Savior Lutheran Church. Keith would have started the sixth grade this fall. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers and sisters, James, David, Lois and Denise, all at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ehle, of Harrison and Mrs. Mary Brokoff, of Gladwin.

   Services will be held Thursdy, July 2, at 1:30 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ernst Mueller will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-01/1970 Column - 5 Page - 1  

 
JENNIE MAY (KREGEAR) EINEDER (8 JUNE 1894 – 4 MAR 1969) 

Rites Friday for Jennie Eineder

Jennie May Eineder, 74, of Clement Township, died Tuesday, March 4, in Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch. Born on June 8, 1894, in Brown City, she had spent her life in Gladwin and Ogemaw counties.

Surviving are two sons, Jacob Anspaugh of Goodrich and Robert Eineder of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Niva Potvin of Saginaw; two brothers, Frank and Charles Kregear, both of Detroit; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Rites will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. from the Steuernol Chapel in West Branch. The Rev. Russell Kirkendall will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-5/1969 Column – 7 Page – 1.


ARLENE E. ELLIOTT (8 NOV 1910 - 20 APRIL 2004) Mother of Robert

BERDINA H. ELLIOTT (10 SEP 1901 – 25 OCT 1994) 

Berdina H. Elliott, 93, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Oct 25, 1994 at St. Luke's Hospital in Saginaw. Born Sept. 10, 1901 in the Netherlands, she came to the United States as a child and has been a resident of Gladwin since 1963. She married Jack Elliott in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1966.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Rose Hogg in 1978, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with burial in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 a n d 7 to 9 p .m. today (Wednesday). Gladwin County Record dated 10-26/1994 Column – 3 Page – 6.


BERTON G. ELTHORP (5 FEB 1882 - 16 FEB 1965) s/w Irene B.

ILLNESS FATAL TO BERT ELTHROP

   Funeral services for Bert G. Elthrop, 83, of Gladwin, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Franz Ollerman will officiate and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Elthorp died at his home on Grout Street Tuesday afternoon, February 16, after an illness of one and a half years.

   Born at Forestport, N.Y., February 5, 1882, he came to Gladwin County when he was a year old with his parents, George and Margaret Elthrop and they settled on a farm on Ridge Road in Gladwin Township. He was married to the former Miss Irene Ferrell in Gladwin August 25, 1916. She survives him.

   Mr. Elthorp was the Chevrolet dealer here from 1926 to 1936 and in 1930 erected the building, now the Schwager Department Store, for his car sales and service. Prior to taking the automobile agency he operated a livery stable until it burnt, and was a salesman in the McClarey & Woodward Implement Store.One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 02-17/1965 Column - 3 Page – 1


BERTHA ELTHORP (? - 24 MAY 1888) Aged 6 years, 3 months & 22 days, Daughter of G & M Elthorp, s/w George

ELTHORP.---In Gladwin township Sunday, May 20, 1888, Bertha, daughter of George and Martha Elthrop, aged 6 years. Gladwin County Record dated 06-01/1888 Column - 5 Page - 5


GEORGE ELTHROP (1848 – 17 SEP 1905) s/w Bertha

Death of George Elthorp.

George Elthorp of Gladwin township died Sept. 17 after a long sickness and was buried Sept. 19 in the Gladwin township cemetery. Funeral services held in the Ridge church were largely attended, conducted by Rev. S. C. Croff. Deceased was born in England and was 56 years old. He leaves a wife, two sons, John and Bert and one daughter, Mrs. John Card. He had been a resident of Gladwin for 25 years.

The K. 0. T. M. M., of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Gladwin County Record dated 9-22/1905 Column – 4 Page – 9.


IRENE BELLE (FERRELL) ELTHROP (30 APRIL 1895 - 12 DEC 1991)

Mrs. Irene B. Elthrop, 96, of 120 E. Grout St., Gladwin, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1991, in the Isabella County Medical Care Facility, Mt. Pleasant, after a short illness. Born in Grout Township, April 30, 1895, she had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. She taught in the Gladwin schools for 46 years until retiring in 1963. Mrs. Elthrop was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a Life Member of the Michigan Education Association, White Clover Chapter OES 84 and a Past Worthy Matron, a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, charter member of the Gladwin Literary Club and the Gladwin High School, Irene Elthrop National Honor Society Chapter which was named after her.

She graduated from Central Michigan University. In 1961, she received an award form the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pa. She received the Valley Forge classroom teacher's gold medal and a citation scroll honoring her for teaching citizenship, responsibility and a better understanding of the American way of life in the classroom. The former Irene Ferrell, she was married to Berton Elthrop one Aug. 25, 1916, in Gladwin. he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1965.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Allie Mortimer, Beulah Walker and Susie Booth and a brother, Clarence Ferrell. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Father Robert Wollard officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. An Eastern Stars Memorial Service was held Sunday evening at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, Memorials may be made to the Gladwin High School National Honor Society or the church. Gladwin County Record dated 12-18/1991 Column - 3 Page – 2


MARGARET (GRIFFITHS) ELTHORP (2 AUG 1853 - 20 FEB 1939)

Mrs. Margaret Elthorp Dies Here on Monday

Mrs. Margaret Elthorp died at her home February 20. Mrs. Elthorp was born Aug. 2, 1853, in New York state, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Griffiths. Mrs. Elthorp's husband and two of her children preceded her in death.

Surviving her are one son, Bert Elthorp of Gladwin, and a daughter, Mrs. John Card, of Mt. Morris.

Funeral services are to be held. Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Karl Keefer officiating at the M. E. Church. Interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-22/1939 Column – 8 Page – 1.

CARLTON L. ELWOOD (27 MAY 1920 - 1 OCT 1997), s/w Geneva

CARLTON L. ELWOOD

Carlton L. Elwood, 77, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997 at his home after a short illness. Born May 27, 1920 in Evart, he previously lived in Shields from 1950 to 1977, Gladwin from 1977 to 1996 and in Merrill since January 1997. Carlton married the former Geneva (Dotty) Knight, Nov. 14, 1944 in Gladwin.

He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II, and is a member of VFW Post 7303 in Gladwin County, D.A.V. Post 134 in Clare, and Tri-County Rats Post 560.

He had been employed by Consolidated Freight of Michigan, Bender & Loudon Freight, and Morgan Drive Away, as a truck driver, retiring in August 1997.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Leslie and wife Janet of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Pat and husband Paul Smith of Merrill; one brother, Arnold of Gladwin; one sister, Immalee Whitman of Freeland; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Robert Brown officiating.Burial was in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 or D.A.V. Gladwin County Record dated 10-8/1997 Column – 3 Page – 2.

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GENEVA C. "DOTTY" (KNIGHT) ELWOOD (19 JULY 1924 - ?) s/w Carlton R.

VERN DAVY ELWOOD (22 MAY 1898 - 4 APRIL 1958)

 

VERN ELWOOD DEAD AT 59

 

BEAVERTON --- Vern D. Elwood, 59, Beaverton businessman and Gladwin County resident for about 30 years, died suddenly Friday at his home on M-18, three miles south of Beaverton. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He operated a plumbing, heating and electrical business in Beaverton.

 

Mr. Elwood was born May 22, 1898, in Evart, Mich., and he was married in Gladwin June 18, 1949, to Mrs. Maybelle Mogg, who survives him. A World War I, veteran, Mr. Elwood was active in veterans’ affairs, serving as chief of staff, Department of Michigan World War I veterans. He was a member of the Gladwin Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Isabella – Clare chapter VFW. He was also a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge, F & AM, the IOOF and that organization’s Encampment.

 

Surviving, besides his widow, are two sons,Carlton Elwood, Saginaw, and Arnold Elwood, Gladwin; a daughter, Mrs. Irma Lee Whitman of Freeland; two step-children, Donald Mogg, Beaverton, and Mrs. Betty Coplin, Saginaw; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Orville Elwood, Flint; and one sister, Mr. Frank Backenstow, Muskegon.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Alfred Saulsbury of Gladwin officiating. Burial will be in Ridge cemetery, north of Gladwin, with Masonic rites at the grave. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladiwn. MDN dated 4-5-1958 Page – 7.

 

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CHARLOTTE G. (ALLEN) MAWHORTER EMERY (20 SEP 1919 – 4 AUG 2007) s/w Jack W.

 

Charlotte G. Mawhorter-Emery, 87, Charlotte G. Mawhorter-Emery, 87, of Gladwin, passed away on Aug. 4, 2007 at the MidMichigan Gladwin Pines following a long illness.

 

She was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Flint, Michigan to Austin and Caroline (Carson) Allen.

Charlotte was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County most of her life.

 

On May 1, 1944, she married Jack Mawhorter in Gladwin; he preceded her in death in 1986.

 

She then married Walter Emery on Oct. 6, 1990 in Luther, Michigan; he preceded her in death in 2004.

 

She is survived by one son, Jerry (Joanne) Mawhorter of Gladwin; one daughter, Diane Grove of Luther; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; t hree great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Stuhr of Estey and Betty Douglas of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers; and one sister.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 at Hall-Kokotovich Funer al Home in Gladwin with Pastor Matthew Schultz officiating.

She was laid to rest at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

CLIFFORD DEAN EMRICK (11 NOV 1929 – 14 AUG 2007) m. 27 Aug 1949, s/w Martha J.

Clifford Dean Emrick, 77, Clifford Dean Emrick, 77, of Midland passed aw ay peacefully late Tuesday evening Aug. 14, 2007 at his home from congestive heart failure and cancer, surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on Nov. 11, 1929 in Gladwin, son of the late Harvey and Ethel (Fries) Emrick.

 

Cliff married Martha Shultz on Aug. 27, 1949 in Gladwin. They moved to Midland in 1953 where he worked for Stan Bobbit and Jack and Jim Harvey setting up double-wide mobile homes. Later Cliff worked for Shorty’s Wrecker Service as a mechanic. Cliff then started his own business known as Precision Service. Hespent many years self employed while repairing motor homes. He retired in 2005 due to poor health.

 

Cliff enjoyed fishing and canoeing in Canada. He also enjoyed cheering on his favorite football teams, the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Detroit Lions in addition to his love for Nascar. He especially enj oyed Wednesday night poker games with his granddaughter Lisa.

 

Cliff is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha; four children, Duane (Karin) Emrick of Ocklawaha, Florida, Dennis Emrick of Midland, Linda (Mike) Hackett of Midland, and Deana (Duncan) Wallace also of Midland. He leav es nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; also surviving are brothers, Lyle (Ethal) Emrick of Gladwin, Warren (Sue) Emrick of Lansing, and one sister, Elaine Lambert of Yuma, Arizona. In addition to his parents, Cliff was predeceased by one sister, Ruth Latimore and infant brother, Duane.

 

A private family graveside committal service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expressi on of sympathy are asked to consider MidMichigan Hospice, the American Heart Association or Cancer Research. If you are unable to visit with the family in person you may share your condolences through www.waresmithwoolever.com.


MARTHA J. (SCHULTZ) EMRICK (1930 - ?) m. 27 Aug 1949, s/w Clifford D.

 

ALEXANDER ENDERT (16 MAY 1869 – 30 NOV 1958) s/w Alvina

 

Services Today for Alexander Endert

 

Alexander Endert, 89, died Sunday at his home in Sage Township following an illness of 14 months. He was born in Poland May 16, 1869, He married the former Alvina Donst in Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 23, 1888, who preceded him in death in July of this year.

 

Mr. Endert came to this country in 1902, and to Gladwin County from Reading, Pennsylvania, in

1916, and settled here on his farm. He is survived by a son, Alfred, of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Six sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1:15 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home and at 2

p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Oberlin. The Rev. William J. Hassold officiated and burial was in

Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-3/1958 Column – 5 Page – 1.


ALFRED ENDERT (1899 – 17 NOV 1961) s/w Mary

 

GLADWIN MAN’S RITES HELD TODAY

 

GLADWIN – Funeral services for Alfred Endert, Sr. 62, route 5, Gladwin, were held today from the Zion Lutheran Church at Oerlin, with burial in the Oberlin cemetery. Mr. Endert was fatally injured Friday when his head became lodged between a tractor and a ditch bank in Gladwin County. In addition to his widow, he is survived by six daughters and one son, also 17 grandchildren. MDN dated 11-20-1961 Page – 2.


ALVINA ENDERT (16 NOV 1868 – 14 JULY 1958) s/w Alexander

 

Services Thursday for Mrs. Alex Endert

 

Mrs. Alvine Endert, 89, of Sage township, died at her home Monday following an illness of eight

weeks. Mrs. Endert was born in Germany November 16, 1868, and was married to Alexander Endert on November 23, 1888, in Warsaw, Poland. They came to the United States in 1904 and settled in Reading, Pennsylvania, coming to Gladwin county in 1916.

 

Survivors include her husband, Alexander; one son, Alfred, of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Six sons and one daughter preceded her in death.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin. Rev. H. F. Brietzke will officiate and burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-16/1958 Column – 8 Page – 1.


MARIE (ADAMS) ENDERT (25 OCT 1906 – 16 MAR 1982) s/w Alfred

 

Marie Endert, 75, 3847 North M-18, Gladwin, died Tuesday in Midland Hospital Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1906, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Gladwin as a child. She married Alfred Endert Nov. 3, 1926, in Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin. He died Nov. 17, 1961. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin,  and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens.

 

She leaves a son, Alfred Endert of Gladwin; daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Agnes) Gatz of Midland, Mrs. Derwood (Martha) Ockerman, Mrs. Laurence (Gertrude) Lemke and Mrs. Joseph (Aldena) Esiline all of Gladwin, Mrs. Wayne (Genevieve) Yager of Coleman, and Mrs. Peter (Loraine) Banchoff of Plymouth; 22 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Hemstreet of Bay City and Emma Miles of Bay City; and brothers, Mike Adams and William Adams, both of Gladwin.

 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin, with the Rev. Herbert Biermann officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friend may call at Mathews Funeral Home. MDN dated 3-17-1982.

 

OLGA (BUSH) ENDERT (13 FEB 1896 – 1 NOV 1987)

 

Olga Endert, 91, of 4255 Oberlin Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Poland Feb. 13, 1896, she came to America in 1900 and to Gladwin County in 1902. Mrs. Endert was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Olga Krause, she was married to Richard Endert June 15, 1921, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1936.

Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Spross of Lake, Mrs.Elsie Strohkirch, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Babcock and Mrs. Edwin (Elfreida) Gatz of Gladwin, Mrs. Coleman (Esther) Wright of Union City and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Simon of Royal Oak; one brother, William Busch of St. George, Utah; 2 sisters, Lydia Lewis of Detroit and Anna Summers of Gladwin; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A son, Richard, preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1924.

Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Dengler will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church carpet fund or the Michigan Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis, 21700 Greenfield Rd., Suite 409, Oak Park 48237. Gladwin County Record dated 11-04/1987 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

RICHARD ENDERT (1895 - 10 JAN 1936)

AMERICAN LEGION HOLDS SERVICES FOR COMRADE

   Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran church at Oberlin, conducted by Rev. Bernard Roth and the American Legion. Burial services were at the Ridge cemetery. Born in Russia 41 years ago he came to the United States with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexs Endert, when a small boy. He served in the A.E.F. of the World War in the Polar Bear Division in Russia as interpreter. In 1922 he was married to Miss Olga Krause. He died January 10 at Mercy hospital, Bay City, pneumonia, after an illness of several weeks. At the time of his death he was serving as president of the school board in Sherman township, district No. 2. Surviving him are his wife, six daughters, Helen, Elsie, Dorothy, Esther, Frieda and Mildred, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Endert, and brother, Alfred, all of Sherman township. Source: Gladwin County Record dated 01-15/1936 Column - 8 Page - 1

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RICHARD ALEXANDER ENDERT  (OCT 1924 - 21 OCT 1924) s/w Olga & Richard A., & Catherine & Gottfried Krause

 

Infant child, aged two days, of Mr. and, Mrs. Richard Endert of Butman township died Monday night. Burial services Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1924 Column – 4 Page – 4.

MEGHAN KATHLEEN ERWIN (27 NOV 1999 - 20 DEC 1999)

Meghan K. Erwin, 23 days, of Harbor Springs, infant daughter of Matthew and Rebecca (Stutzman) Erwin, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999 at the U of M Medical Center in Ann Arbor. She was born Nov. 27 in Petosky. Surviving are her parents; grandparents, Charles and Jeanette Stutzman and Thomas and Mary Erwin, all of Gladwin; great-grandparents, Helen Erwin of Florida, and Anna Grondzeil of Gladwin. Services were held at noon Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-29/1999 Column - 6 Page – 2


ALICE L. (MACDERMID) ESILINE (8 DEC 1914 - 9 FEB 1985) s/w Earl B.

Alice L. Esiline, 70, of 2934 Youngs Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Detroit Dec. 8, 1914, she came to Gladwin County in 1935. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Alice MacDermid, she was married to Earl Esiline Dec. 21, 1934, in Detroit.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 sons, Donald of California, Richard and Joseph of Gladwin and Robert of Texas; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Beckwith and Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) VanEver of Gladwin; her mother, Alice MacDermid of Detroit; 2 sisters, Grace Molhner and Margaret Verns of Detroit; 29 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1985 Column - 2 Page - 2


EARL B. ESILINE (2 FEB 1910 – 20 MAR 1985) s/w Alice L.

 

Earl B. Esiline, 75, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 20, 1985, at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1910, in Detroit. He married the former Alice MacDermid on Dec. 21, 1934; she died Feb. 9, 1985. They came to Gladwin County in 1935.

 

He leaves sons, Donald Esiline of Califonia, Richard Esiline and Joseph Esiline of Texas; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Beckwith and Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) VanEver, both of Gladwin; mother-in-law, Alice MacDermid of Detroit; 29 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

 

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Donald Dengler officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin County. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. MDN.


JERMEY W. EVERHART (17 MARCH 1998 - 28 OCT 1998)

 

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ELAINE JUNE (SAMPSON) FACKLER (19 JAN 1937 – 17 MARCH 1987) s/w Ralph W.

ELAINE FACKLER

Elaine June Fackler, 50, of 14184 Johnstone Rd., Oakley, died Tuesday, March 17, at her home. Born in Pontiac Jan. 19, 1937, she attended Beaverton schools. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. The former Elaine Sampson, she was married to Ralph Fackler June 5, 1954, in Gladwin.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Catherine Wester of Waukesha, Wisc., Mrs. Patricia Baer of Arlington, Texas, Mrs. Stephanie Wasmiller of Burt and Mrs. Amanda Mahar of Birch Run; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Stauffer of Merritt Island, Fla. and Mrs. Sharon Pridgen of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Richard of New Mexico; and 4 grandchildren.

Rites were held Friday at 1 p.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Denis Spitzley officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. A Rosary was said Thursday at 7 p.m. at Nelson-House Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Hospice of Saginaw. Gladwin County Record dated 3-25/1987 Column – 3 Page – 2.


K. ARCHIE FACKLER (22 AUG 1905 - 19 FEB 1961) s/w M. Gladys

ARCHIE FACKLER DIES SUDDENLY

   Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Archie Kenneth Fackler, 55, who died suddenly Sunday evening at his home in Gladwin Township. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, he was born on August 22, 1905, in Van Wert, Ohio, and was married to the former Gladys Diffin in Gladwin in 1929.

   Surviving besides his widow are two sons Wayne, of Gladwin, and Ralph, of Owosso; a brother, Glenn, of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell of Gladwin and four grandchildren. The Rev. Ross Tracy will officiate and burial is in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-22/1961 Column - 5 Page – 1


KENNETH L. FACKLER (4 MARCH 1970 - 6 AUG 1991)

KENNETH FACKLER

Kenneth L. Fackler, 21, of 4538 Iroquois, Lakewood, Calif., died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1991, after a short illness. Born in Gaylord, March 4, 1970, he moved to California 10 years ago from Flint. Mr. Fackler was a truck driver for South Coast Shingle Co., Long Beach, Calif.

Surviving are his grandparents, Mrs. Margaret Gasche of Gladwin and Ron and Barbara Schneider of Gaylord; his great grandmother, Mrs. Florence Campbell of Gaylord; 4 step brothers and 2 step-sisters.

Rites were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Gasche officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-14/1991 Column – 5 Page – 2.


KENNETH WAYNE FACKLER (10 APR 1933 - 18 FEB 1975)

GLADWIN --- Kenneth Wayne Fackler, 41, of 220 West Second Street, Gladwin, died Wednesday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Saginaw following a long illness. He was born in Pontiac on April 10, 1933 and had lived in Gladwin County all his life. Mr. Fackler and J Jessie Whitfield were married in Gladwin on July 8, 1972 and she survives.

Besides his wife, survivors are his mother, Mrs. Gladys Fackler of Gladwin; two daughters, Miss Connie Fackler of Flint and Mrs. Carlyn Kassuba of Gaylord; two step-sons, Thomas and George Hoag, both of Gladwin; two step-daughters, Darlene and Stella Hoag, both of Gladwin; and one brother, Ralph Fackler of Oakley.

The Rev. Helena Egts will officiate at services from the Gladwin Chapel of the Hal Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. MDN dated 2-20-1975 Page – 9.


MARGARET GLADYS (DIFFIN) FACKLER (18 APRIL 1907 - 6 FEB 1983) s/w K. Archie

   Mrs. Gladys Fackler, 75, of 2853 N. Lakeshire Dr., Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Gladwin on April 18, 1907, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Gladys Diffin, she was married to Archie Fackler on September 21, 1929, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death February 19, 1960.

   Surviving are one son, Ralph of Oakley; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A son, Wayne, preceded her in death February 18, 1975. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Gashe officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/1983 Column - 5 Page - 2

Gladys Fackler (Midland Daily News, Feb. 8, 1983)

 

Gladys Fackler, 75, 2853 North Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, died Sunday, in Midland Hospital Center.

 

She was born April 18, 1907, in Gladwin. She married Archie Fackler Sept. 21, 1929, in Gladwin.  He died in 1960.

 

She leaves a son, Ralph Fackler of Oakley; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   A son, Wayne Fackler, preceded her in death.

 

Services will he at 2p.m. Wednesday in Gladwin Chapel, Hall Funeral Home, the Rev. Jerry Gashe officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call anytime

 

 

RALPH W. FACKLER (1935 - ?) s/w Elaine J.

DOUGLAS E. FARISON (24 APRIL 1930 - 29 MAY 1975)

 

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CATHERINE L. (MCFARLAND) FARISON (12 JULY 1910 - 2 MARCH 2001)

Catherine L. Farison, 90, of Gladwin, died Friday, March 2, 2001 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a short illness.
Born April 12, 1910 in Freeland, she lived in Gladwin County since 1991 and previously lived in Atlanta. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are five daughters, Marge and husband Henry Stone, and Ruth Nimphie, all of Beaverton, Ellen and husband Clarence Ropp of Midland, Shirley Foreman of Gladwin, and Iona and husband John Grady of Sault Ste. Marie; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Douglas.
Services were held Friday. In accordance with her wishes, Catherine has been cremated. Those wishing to make memorial contributions should contact Marge Stone.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

ELRY A. FARISON (18 SEP 1904 - 14 JAN 1973)

Elry A. Farison, 68, of 750 S. M-30, Gladwin, died Sunday, January 14, at his home. Born in N. Baltimore, Ohio, September 18, 1904, he came to Benzie County, Michigan in 1914 and to Midland in 1916. He worked for the Midland County Road Commission for 11 years and for the Wolverine Power Company as a hydro-electric plant operator for 27 years, retiring in 1970. He came to Gladwin County in 1960. He was employed as a security officer by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1971-72 at Brown Machine in Beaverton and a store in Midland. He was presently working at the Muma Sawmill in Roscommon. Mr. Farison and the former Marion Walsh were married in Mt. Pleasant December 22, 1941.

Surviving are his wife, Marion; 10 children, Mrs. Clarence (Ellen) Brown of Sanford, Douglas Farison of Rosebush, Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Nimphie and Mrs. Marjorie Fruchey of Beaverton, Mrs. Don (Shirley) Foreman of Gladwin, Mrs. John (Ione) Grady of Sault Ste. Marie, Mrs. Joseph (Alta) Hedrich and David Farison of Gladwin, James Berthume of Midland and Robert Berthume of Sanford; his mother, Mrs. Nettie Farison of Midland; a sister, Mrs. Fern Pomranky of Midland; three brothers, Homer of Beaverton, Robert of Sanford, and Ernest of Battle Creek; 47 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of God, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Lester Kline officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were made in Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-17/1973 Column - 3 Page – 2


KENNETH AUSLEY FARISON (3 MARCH 1948 – 8 AUG 1966)

 

18-Year-Old Is Killed by Hit-Runner

 

Kenneth Ausley Farison, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elry Farison, of Buckeye Township, was killed by a hit-run driver early Sunday morning on M-61 in Bay County.

 

Young Farison was hitch-hiking to his work in a Standish gas station when he was struck by a vehicle about a mile east of the Gladwin-Bay County line. His mother said he started for work sometime before midnight. While he did not have to be at work until 7 a.m., Mrs. Farison said her son was afraid he would oversleep and intended to spend the remainder of the night in the service station after he arrived. He often hitch-hiked to work, his mother said, even when he was working in Flint.

 

The body was found on the south side of the road at 1:20 a.m. by passing motorists and the coroner believed he was struck shortly before. His identification and personal papers

were nearby.

 

Farison had ridden to the county line with another driver where he was let off and apparently

had walked about a mile. State police said they were following a lead concerning the driver of the hit-run car.

 

Services were held today (Wednesday) at 1:00 p. m. at the Beaverton Church of God with the Rev. Kenneth Tabor and the Rev. Raymond Brokaw officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Born March 3, 1948, in Gladwin, he had lived all his life in Gladwin County. He attended the

Beaverton Church of God. Survivors, besides his parents, include four brothers, Douglas of Rosebush, David of Saginaw, James Berthume of Midland and Robert Berthume of Sanford;

six sisters, Mrs. Alta Walters and Mrs. Shirley Foreman of Gladwin, Mrs. Ellen Brown of Midland, Mrs. Ruth Nimphie and Mrs. Marjorie Fruchey of Beaverton, and Mrs. lone Grady of Sault Ste. Marie; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Violet Walsh of Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Nettie Farison of Midland. Gladwin County Record dated 8-10/1966 Column – 6 Page – 1.


MARION L. (WALSH) FARISON (3 MAY 1916 – 19 SEP 1999)

 

MARION L. WALSH BERTHUME-FARISON

 

Marion Farison, 83, of Gladwin, died Sunday 19, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Gladwin. Born May 3, 1916 in Pigeon, she was the daughter of George and Gertrude Danks Walsh. She lived most of her life in Gladwin. Marion married Elry Farison Dec. 22, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death in 1973. She was a member of the Church of Daniels Band, Hghwood, and the American Legion Post in Brookings, Ore.

 

Surviving are three sons, James Berthume of Midalnd, Robert and wife Ellaween Berthume of Gladwin, and David and wife Alma Farison of Beaverton; one daughter Alta Hedrich of Beaverton; five step-daughters, Ellen and husband Clarence Ropp of Midland, Leah Ruth Nimphie, and Marjorie and husband Henry Stone all of Beaverton, Shirley and husband Donald Foreman of Gladwin, and Ione and husband John Grady of Brimley; 48 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Farison in August 1966; one step-son, Douglas Farison in August 1975; one brother; and two sisters.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor James Huggard officiating.

MICHAEL L. FARROW (21 DEC 1954 - 20 APRIL 2000)

 

Michael L. Farrow, 45, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2000 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 21, 1954 in Gladwin to Donald and Ila (Cripps) Farrow.
He is survived by his son, Shane Farrow of Gladwin; his mother, Ila Farrow of Gladwin; four brothers and sisters, Linda Farrow and Tami and husband Don Hukel, both of Gladwin; Sue DuBois of Jonesville and Tim and wife Loretta Farrow of Hope; seven half-brothers and sisters, Vicki and husband Donald Wheeler, Sherri Renas and Roger Farrow, all of Gladwin, Judy and husband Mike Janice of Beaverton, Candi and husband Dennis Kellsey of Weidman, Donald Farrow Jr. of Farwell and Eugene and wife Lisa Farrow of Lake; two stepbrothers and sisters, Alan and wife Muriel Armstrong of North Carolina and Shirley and husband William Beemer of Farwell.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald, two brothers, Terry and Thomas, and a sister Patti Jo.
At Mr. Farrow’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

TERRY L. FARROW (24 FEB 1949 - 14 JAN 1972)

 

Terry L. Farrow, 23, of 2211 Lyman St., Flint, was found dead Wednesday, June 14, at his home. Born in Gladwin, February 24, 1949, he had been employed at Buick Motor Company in Flint the past two years. Surviving are a daughter, Shelly, of Farwell; his mother, Mrs. Ila Farrow of Gladwin; his father, Donald Farrow of Rt. 2, Clare; two brothers, Mike and Tim of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Linda Priest, Mrs. Sue Bard, and Miss Tami Farrow, all of Gladwin; five half-brothers, Allen, Donald Jr., Tommie, Roger, and Clint, of Rt. 2, Clare; five half-sisters, Mrs. Shirley Jean Armstrong, Vickie, Sheri, Judy, and Candi, of Rt. 2, Clare. Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. Helena Egts officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-28/1972 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

MI SP 4 US ARMY VIETNAM

INFANT FELEMBEE (? – 14 MAR 1920)

   The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Felmlee was buried in the Ridge cemetery March 15. Gladwin County Record dated 03-25/1920 Column - 5 Page – 8


EDWARD FIEDLER (15 MAY 1870 - 8 MAY 1953) Father

Edward Fiedler Dies Suddenly

Edward Fiedler 82, died suddenly at his home in Gladwin on Friday, May 8. He had been in poor health for the past eight years.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Zion Lutheran church at Oberlin, with the Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiating. Burial was made in Ridge cemetery. His grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Mr. Fiedler was born in Russia-Poland on May 15, 1870, and came to America in 1890, making his home in Cleveland, Ohio. On May 13, 1900, he was married to Miss Justina Maser, in Cleveland. They came to Sherman township in 1906, where they worked their farm out of a dense wilderness. He was a charter member of the Oberlin Lutheran church and helped to erect their present buildings. In 1944 they sold the farm and retired to make their home in Gladwin.

Surviving are his wife, Justina, foster-son, Howard Bruno, of Durslau, of Gladwin, Mrs. Emma Heintz, of Detroit, and Mrs Augusta Meyka, of Mt. Morris; a foster-son, Howard Bruno, of Durand; one brother; Michael Fiedler, of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A son, John, preceded his father in death in 1924. Gladwin County Record dated 5-13/1953 Column – 6 Page – 1.

HELEN B. (LUCAS) FIEDLER (20 JUNE 1912 - 8 JAN 2005)

Helen B. Fiedler, 92, of Midland passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at Brittney Manor Nursing Home. Helen was born June 20, 1912 in Flynn, Michigan to John and Selinda Herber Lucas. She married Leonard Fiedler in 1956 in Detroit; he passed away in 1975. Helen was a member of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Midland.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, Linda and Roy Staley, Wayne and LaNeel Vannest, Byron and Janet Vannest, Harold and Karen Vannest, Dennis and Susan Vannest, Mark Vannest and Ilene Jones and several more nieces and nephews; one sister, Ferne Eller of Arizona; and on sister-in-law, Eunice Lucas of Howell. One brother, Lawrence Lucas, and five sisters, Olive Vannest, Mary Parks Robins, Lucy Walker, Merle Parsons and Gladys Banks predecease her.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Pastor Terry Turner will officiate, and burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Community Church of the Nazarene in Midland. 


JOHN WILLIAM FIEDLER (1909 – 24 OCT 1924)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our friends for kindness and sympathy extended us in our bereavement, the death of our son and brother, and also for the beautiful floral offerings, and the minister for his kind words.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Fiedler, Helen Fiedler, Augusta I. Fiedler, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Heintz. Gladwin County Record dated 10-30/1924 Column – 1 Page – 1.


JUSTINA FIEDLER (30 MAY 1861 - 6 JULY 1916) Wife of Martin Fiedler

FIDLER

Justina Fidler, wife of Martin Fidler of Sherman township, died July 6, from the results of a fall. Services were held at the Oberlin church by Rev. G. Hildner. Interment in the Ridge cemetery.

The death of Mrs. Martin Fidler was a severe shock to her friends. She was injured by a fall July 2, Wednesday a.m. she was taken to Gladwin expecting to get the train for her journey to the hospital, but she pleaded to be taken home, as she felt that she could not recover. She wished to die at home. She walked among us as a friend and sister and we cannot yet realize that she has gone on before.

We mourn sincerely the loss of a dear neighbor. She fought the battle of life bravely and her example of industry and courage must have left its impression. Serious meditation will help us nearer to estimating a true woman’s life and may be inspire us to make “Some woman’s load a little lighter, some woman’s life a little brighter.” Gladwin County Record dated 7-13/1916 Column – 4 Page – 1.


JUSTINA (MASSER) FIEDLER (30 JUNE 1875 - 29 DEC 1962) Mother

Rites Tuesday for Mrs. Fiedler

Mrs. Justina Fiedler, 87, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Fanslau, after a long illness.  Born in Germany on June 30, 1875, she came to Gladwin County from Ohio in 1907. The former Justina Masser was married to Edward Fiedler on May 13, 1900, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1953. Mrs. Fiedler was a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emma Heintz, of Detroit, Mrs. Augusta Meyka, of Mt. Morris, and Mrs. Helen Fanslau, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Emilie Ott and Mrs. Tillie Jahnke, of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. William Hassold officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-2/1963 Column – 2 Page – 1.


BEVERLY A. (GREER) FISCHER (26 JUNE 1935 - ?) m. 23 Jun 1956, s/w Thomas H.


THOMAS H. FISCHER (11 NOV 1932 - 16 MARCH 1992) m. 23 Jun 1956, s/w Beverly A.

CPL US ARMY KOREA

 

Thomas H. Fischer, 59, of 3037 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Monday, March 16, 1992, at home after a 5 month battle with cancer. Born in Gladwin on Nov. 11, 1932, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Fischer was an electrician for Dow Chemical Co. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Gladwin Eagles 3292. Mr. Fischer and the former Beverly Greer were married June 23, 1956, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Calvin of Grand Rapids and Allan (Candy) of Beaverton; 2 daughters. Mrs. Dan (Denise) Crocket of Beaverton and Mrs. Rick (Crystal) Richards of Prudenville; his mother Luella Fischer; 4 brothers, Lance of Florida, Virgil of Beaverton. Terry of Houghton Lake and Ted of Owosso; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Fischer and step-father, Frank Fischer.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev.

John McCullough will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. An Eagles Memorial will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1992 Column – 4 Page – 2.

JAMES FITZSIMMONS (? - MAY 1914)

 

James Fitzsimmons died at a Bay City hospital of tuberculosis. His body was brought to Gladwin by his brother, Rev. Robert Hockaday of Hadley, arriving Tuesday noon. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church Wednesday morning followed by interment in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Fitzsimmons was in the insurance busines and was 50 years old. Mrs. Hockaday daughter Beulah and son Asa, also accompanied the remains. Gladwin County Record dated 05-14/1914 Column - 6 Page – 1

 

ALFRED FLAMING (26 JUNE 1903 – 17 AUG 1991)

 

ALFRED FLAMING

 

Alfred Flaming, 88, of 3270 Pratt Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1991, at the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Com, Okla., June 26, 1903, he moved to Gladwin County in 1926. Mr. Flaming was a retired farmer and a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. Mr. Flaming and the former Antonette Rohloff were married Nov. 26, 1928, in Butman Township. She preceded him in death in 1976. He then married Violet (Hultquist) Dunklee in 1976.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 step-sons, Eldon Dunklee of Montrose, Donald Dunklee of Flint and Jerry Dunklee of New Haven, Conn.; a step-daughter, Charlotte Needham of Clio; 3 sisters and a brother; and several step-grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Gladwin Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-21/1991 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

VIOLET (HULTQUIST) FLAMING (1915 - ?)

ELIZABETH AMELIA (HUDE) FLAUGHER (12 MAY 1916 - 17 FEB 1983) Auf Wiedersehn in Himmel

ELIZABETH FLAUGHER

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Flaugher, 66, of 10851 Townline Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma, following a long illness. Born in Sherman Township May 12, 1916, she left the area and then moved back to Gladwin County in 1974 from Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Flaugher was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Shepherd.

The former Elizabeth Hude, she was married to Elmer Flaugher on September 12, 1953, in Mt. Pleasant. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Alfred Selich of Millington; one daughter, Augusta Flaugher of Freeland; a step-son, George Flaugher of Weidman; one brother, Robert Hude of Warren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Basner of Coleman and Mrs. Elsie Lloyd of Gladwin; 3 step-sisters, Mrs. Emma Klawitter of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Marie Eddy of Georgia .and Mrs. Martha Corbus of Sterling Heights; 4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. A son, Herman Selich, preceded her in death in 1942.

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-23/1983 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

ELMER O. FLAUGHER (30 MAY 1907 - 31 OCT 1988)

 

Elmer O. Flaugher of 10851 Townline Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Saginaw V.A. Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 11-02/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ELMER FLAUGHER

 

   Elmer O. Flaugher, 81, of 10851 Townline Lake Rd., Hamilton Township, died Monday, Oct. 31, in Saginaw V.A. Hospital after a short illness. Born in Mt. Pleasant, May 30, 1907, he moved to Clare County in 1974 from Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Flaugher operated Flaugher Heating in Mt. Pleasant and Clare County. He was a master sergeant during World War II. Mr. Flaugher was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin; Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, serving as a trustee; active in the Boy Scouts in Mt. Pleasant; and a founding member of the Civitan Club of Mt. Pleasant. He spent 37 years on the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Dept. and reached the rank of captain. Mr. Flaugher was married to the former Elizabeth Hude, Sept. 12, 1953, in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1983.

   Surviving are a son, George of Weidman; one daughter, Augusta Flaugher of Kincheloe; a step-son, Alfred Selich of Millington; one brother, Glen of Mission, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Dengler officiating. A graveside military service was held by the VFW post at the Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 11-09/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

M. SGT US ARMY WWII

ALVIN R. FLEMING (22 JUNE 1915 - 21 JAN 1999) m. 11 Sep 1939, Bud, s/w Elizabeth M.

Alvin R. (Bud) Fleming, 83, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a short illness.  Born June 22, 1915 in Detroit, he lived in Gladwin County since 1971 and previously lived in Highland Park and owned the farm since 1948.  Alvin married the former Elizabeth Williamson, Sept. 11, 1939 in Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was an O.D. grinder for Excello Corporation in Detroit, retiring in 1971 after 36 years.  After his retirement he raised black Angus cattle until 1995.  He was a member of the UAW Local #49 in Detroit.  Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Barbara and husband Barney Hager, and LInda and husband Steve Foutch, all of Gladwin; one sister, Viola Fleming of Gladwin; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin, April 10, 1972. 

Services were held at 2pm Sunday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating.  Burial was in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 01-27/1999 Column - 2 Page - 2  


AMELIA (HEFFNER) FLEMING (1893 – 12 APR 1925) Mother

MRS ROY FLEMING

The body of Mrs. Roy Fleming was brought to Gladwin on the train Tuesday evening. Mrs. Fleming was formerly Miss Amelia Heffner a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heffner of Sage township. Gladwin County Record dated 4-16/1925 Column – 5 Page – 4.


ELIZABETH M. (WILLIAMSON) FLEMING (23 JAN 1920 4 JUNE 2005) m. 11 Sep 1939, s/w Alvin R.

Elizabeth M. "Bea" Fleming, 85, of Gladwin died June 4, 2005 at home after a long illness. She was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Wooster, Ohio to Walter and Alma (Wells) Williamson. She married Alvin "Bud" Fleming on Sept. 11, 1939 in Woodsfield, Ohio; he died in 1999. She was a homemaker. She lived in Gladwin County since they owned the farm in 1948. She previously resided in Highland Park.

Surviving her are two daughters, Barbara (Barney) Hager of Indian River and Linda (Steve) Foutch of Gladwin; four grandchildren, Mike Fleming of Gladwin, Linda (Jim) Hoard of Gladwin, Pattie (Jim) Boutilier of Indian River, and Dave (Brenda) Hager of Gladwin; four step-grandchildren; four Great grandchildren; three Great step-grandchildren; a brother, Beryl Williamson of Petersburg, Ohio; and sister, Ruth Ayers of New Philadelphia, Ohio. She is predeceased by her parents and a sister, Lorainna Siebert.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7 at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor David Spring officiating. Burial took place at Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 06-08/2005 Column - 1 Page – 2

FREDDIE FLEMING (5 JUNE 1900 - 26 SEP 1906) Son of W. & G. Flemming, Aged 6 years, 3 months & 21 days


GEORGIA FLEMING (23 DEC 1865 - 5 JULY 1948) Mother, He giveth his beloved sleep

PIONEER RESIDENT DIES AT SON’S

Mrs. Georgia Fleming, 83, passed away at the home of her son Frank Fleming, in Marion, on Monday, July 5. The funeral services will be held at the Riley Evangelical Church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. S. R Wurtz officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Fleming was born in Oso, Ontario, Canada, on December 23, 1864. She was married to William Fleming in Gladwin, on June 12, 1887, and was a resident of this vicinity for about 75 years, until four years ago when she went to live with her son. Mr. Fleming died in 1915.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Fleming, of Gladwin and Frank Fleming, of Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Donna Eagleson, of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers for their grandmother. Gladwin County Record dated 7-7/1948 Column – 6 Page – 1.

JOHN A. FLEMING (19 JUNE 1888 - 13 AUG 1910) Son of W. & G. Flemming, Aged 22 years, 1 month and 25 days

John A. Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fleming of Sage township, died Aug. 13, 1910, aged 22 years, 1 month and 25 days. He lived at home with his parents until the fall of 1909 when he went to Flint to work.

He returned home a week before being taken ill, and after an illness of 2 weeks he passed away.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, conducted by Rev. G. B. Day, at 10 a. m. at the residence. Interment in Gladwin township cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-18/1910 Column – 4 Page – 1.


LAWRENCE L. FLEMING (22 NOV 1938 - 12 DEC 1988) Beloved Son

Lawrence L. Fleming, 50, of 144 Everson, San Francisco, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 12, in Kaiser-Permanente Med Center, San Francisco, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Nov. 22, 1938, he graduated from Gladwin High School in 1956. Mr. Fleming moved to California in 1959. He had been employed by Account Temps, in San Francisco for the past 18 years and was general manager.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Martin (Margie) Fleming of Gladwin; and several aunts and uncles.

Rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-14/1988 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MARGIE  E. (FOSTER) FLEMING (22 FEB 1921 - 15 DEC 1993)

Margie E. Fleming. 72, of 2635 Youngs Rd, Gladwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1993 in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. She was born in Gladwin on Feb. 22, 1921, and had spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Fleming was a licensed practical nurse at the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, for 25 years and retired in 1986. She was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Auxiliary 3292. The former Margie Foster, she was married to Martin Fleming Jan. 15. 1938, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1972.

Surviving are one brother, Charles Jr. of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Dorothy Scott of Gladwin and Delpha Browne of Dearborn and friend, Dustral Mansfield of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence, on Dec. 12, 1988.

Rites were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. An Eagles Memorial Service was held Thursday at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church Building Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MARTIN W. FLEMING (3 OCT 1917 - 10 APRIL 1972) True Courage, Husband & Father

Martin W. Fleming, 54, died Monday, April 10, at Gladwin Area Hospital, following a long illness. His home was at 2635 Youngs Rd., Gladwin.

Born in Detroit October 3, 1917, Mr. Fleming had been a resident of Gladwin County most of his life. He had been employed at Dow Chemical Co. in Midland for 17 years, but had retired because of his health. Mr. Fleming and the former Miss Margie Foster were married in Gladwin Jan. 15, 1938.

Surviving are his wife Margie; one son, Lawrence of San Francisco, Calif.; his father, Roy Fleming of Dearborn Heights; a brother, Alvin of Gladwin; and one sister, Miss Viola Fleming of Dearborn Heights.

Services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. Melvin Stauffer officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 4-12/1972 Column – 4 Page – 2.


ROY FLEMING (29 JAN 1892 – 20 NOV 1973) Father

GLADWIN --- Funeral services for Roy Fleming, 80, of Dearborn Heights, were conducted today from the Hall Funeral Home here. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Fleming died Tuesday at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.

Born Jan. 29, 1893 in Gladwin, Mr. Fleming was a retired machine shop owner. His wife Sophia died in August, 1970  Surviving is a son, Alvin (Bud) Fleming of Gladwin and a daughter, Miss Viola Fleming of Dearborn Heights; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Fleming. MDN dated 11-24-1973 Page – 5.


SOPHIA F. (HAVEL) FLEMING (24 DEC 1906 – 30 AUG 1970) Mother

GLADWIN --- Funeral services for Mrs. Sophie Fleming, 63, of Dearborn Heights, a former Gladwin resident, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church here. The Rev. Edward Trombley will officiate and burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Fleming died last Sunday at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. She was born in Detroit Dec. 24, 1906. The former Sophie Havel married Roy Fleming June 18, 1927, at Toledo, Ohio. They lived in Gladwin from 1929 to 1950 and for the past 20 years, the Flemings resided in Dearborn Heights. Mrs. Fleming was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dearborn.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Viola of Dearborn Heights; two sons, Alvin (Bud) Fleming of Highland Park and Martin Fleming of Gladwin; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and two brothers.

The Rosary will be recited at 9 pm. today at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin where friends may call. MDN dated 9-2-1970 Page – 3.


VIOLA ELAINE FLEMING (21 MARCH 1922 - 16 JUNE 2003)

Viola Elaine Fleming, 81, of Gladwin passed away June 16, 2003 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born March 21, 1922 to Roy and Emilia (Heffner) Fleming in Detroit. Viola worked as a secretary for Lynn Products in Garden City and moved to Gladwin County in 1997 from Dearborn Heights. She is survived by nieces Barbara Hagen of Indian River and Linda Foutch of Gladwin. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her step-mother, Sophie, and brothers Bud and Martin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor David Sprang officiating. Burial will take place in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home.

 


WILLIAM FLEMING (9 MAY 1856 - 9 MARCH 1915) Aged 58 years & 10 months, Husband

 

William Fleming was born in Finella, Ont., May 9, 1856 and died at his home in Sage township March 9, aged 58 years and 10 months. He came to Gladwin county in 1882, and settled in Sage township. June 12, 1887, he was united in marriage with Miss Georgie Long. This union was

blessed with five children, two of whom, John and Fred, preceded him to the glory world. He came into this county 33 years ago, at which time the county was very new. He settled in Sage township and hewed out a good home. He was a good citizen and was twice elected to the office of township treasurer, and was holding that office at his death.

 

He was a consecrated Christian for several years, and Jan 25, 1903 he became a member of the Riley Evangelical church. He was a faithful member of the church, and held various offices such as trustee and class leader. He was a loving husband and father. His highest idea was to live in the fear of God.

 

During his sickness his sufferings were very severe but he was patient through it all and was only waiting for the call to go home. He had the blessed assurance that all was well with his soul and has gone home where sufferings are never known.

 

He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Eagleson of Gladwin, and two sons, Roy of Detroit and Frank who resides at home.

 

Funeral services were held at the Riley Evangelical church Friday, Mar. 12, conducted by the Rev. Sumner. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1915 Column – 5 Page – 4.

EDNA C. (BERG) FOOR (12 DEC 1917 - 29 MARCH 2000) s/w Wendell A.

Edna C. Foor, 82, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a short illness. Born Dec. 12, 1917 in Gladwin, she was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Edna married Wendell Foor, Feb. 6, 1940 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death April 29, 1999. She was a farmer.

Surviving are four daughters, Karolyn and husband Harry Martin of Marion, Barbara and husband William Doty and Sue and husband James Westfall, all of Gladwin, and Sandra and husband Philip Smith of Richmond, Va.; one son, Ed of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers, and her parents. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin, with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church building fund. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 04-05/2000 Column - 4 Page - 2   


WENDELL ARTHUR FOOR (2 AUG 1916 - 29 APRIL 1999) s/w Edna C.

WENDELL A. FOOR

Wendell A. Foor, 82, of Gladwin, died Thursday, April 29, 1999 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a short illness. Born Aug. 2, 1916 in Gladwin County, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Wendell married the former Edna Berg, Feb. 6, 1940 in Gladwin. He owned his own farm and was a farmer.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Ed of Gladwin; four daughters, Karolyn and husband Harry Martin of Marion, Barbara and husband William Doty, and Sue and husband James Westfall, all of Gladwin; and Sandra and husband Philip Smith of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Velda Jakubowski of Harbor Beach, Dorothy Warner of Clare, and Donna Haines of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Verna Shear.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church building fund, or the National Kidney Foundation. Gladwin County Record dated 5-5/1999 Column – 2 Page – 2.


ANDREW AMOS FOOTE (3 JAN 1862 - 16 DEC 1938)

ANDREW FOOTE DIES FRIDAY AT HIS HOME

   Andrew Amos Foote was born in Paulding county, Ohio, January 3, 1862, and died at his home in Sherman township Friday. He was married to Effie Shuler in September, 1885, at Paulding, Ohio, by Rev. David Fitzwater. Mr. and Mrs. Foote came to Gladwin county in 1902; living on a farm in Sage township until 1918 when they moved to their farm in Sherman township, where he has since resided. Mrs. Foote preceded him in death May 2, 1925. Mr. Foote was a member of the Evangelical church in Sage township.

   Surviving him are four children, Noble of Butman township, Mrs. Dolly Johnson of Detroit, George of Sherman township and Mrs. Dorothy Geering of Detroit; one brother, Frank, of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Isabella Clevinger of Elkhart, Indiana, and Mrs. Eugenia Wakefield of St. Joseph, Missouri; 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at the Sherman Free Methodist church Monday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. Eldon Cumins. Interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-21/1938 Column - 8 Page - 1

CATHARINE MATILDA (FAUSER) FOOTE (20 SEP 1830 - 1 MAY 1917)

   FOOTE---Catherine Matilda Fauser Foote was born Sept. 20, 1830, in Delaware county, Delaware, and died May 1, 1917, aged 86 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was married to Samuel Bud Foote Oct. 6, 1846, at Chester, Mass. Three sons and eight daughter were born to them. She moved to Ohio in 1855 and about eight years ago came to Gladwin county, where she has resided since, with her son, Andrew. Her husband, one son, and one daughter have preceded her to the great beyond. She united with the M. E. church in 1862. Services were held at the Wagarville church Thursday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. W. W. Chatfield, followed by interment in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1917 Column - 5 Page – 5


EFFIE JERUSHA (SCHULER) FOOTE (29 NOV 1868 - 2 MAY 1925) Age 56 years, Wife of Andrew A. Foote

MRS. A. A. FOOTE

Effie Serrusie Foote, wife of A. A. Foote, died Saturday, May 2, at her home in Sherman township, aged 56 years, five months, and three days. She was born in Ohio, Nov. 29, 1868, and has been a resident of this county many years.

Funeral services were held at the F. M. church in Sherman township Monday morning, May 4, by Rev. A . S. Bruff. Burial in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-7/1925 Column – 3 Page – 4.


NOBLE D. J. FOOTE (10 AUG 1886 - 8 SEP 1954)

SERVICES HELD FOR NOBLE FOOTE

   Funeral services were held at the Hall Funeral Home Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m. for Noble Foote, 68, who passed away at the Tolfree Memorial Hospital after an illness of three weeks. The son of the late Andrew and Effie Foote, Noble Foote was born in Paulding county, Ohio on Aug. 10, 1886. He had been a farmer in Gladwin county for 52 years, coming here from Ohio.

   He is survived by a son, Andrew of Alger; one grandchild and one great grandchild; also a brother, George of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Johnson of Farmington and Mrs. Dorothy Geering of Detroit. Burial was in Ridge cemetery with the Rev. F. K. Starr officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 09-01/1954 Column - 3 Page - 1

MARY (COSTELLO) FORAN (28 NOV 1850 - 30 MAY 1918)

Foran - On Thursday at 1:30 p.m., May 30, 1918, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Foran, an old and highly respected resident of Gladwin, after an illness of only one week. She is survived by three brothers, 11 children and 26 grandchildren. The brothers are Thomas Costello of Hartford, Wash., Daniel Costello of Madawaska, Ont., and William Costello of Renfrew, Ont., who reached Gladwin Saturday morning, only in time to be present at the burial. All of the children but three were present at the death of their mother - Michael of Craigville, Minn., Tom of New Westminister, B.C., who were unable to be reached by messages, and Mrs. Bert Bentley, who is seriously ill at her home in Saginaw; those present were Mrs. Joseph Kewley, Mrs. Will Hauber and Mrs. L. DesCormiers of Chicago, John Foran and Mrs. Fred Sisco of Gladwin and Patrick, Will and Miss Sara Foran at home. Mary Costello was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on Nov. 28, 1850. At the age of nine she came with her parents to America and through her girlhood and early married life made her home in Renfrew, Ont. At the age of 18 she was married to William Foran and in 1880 moved wither her family to Saginaw, Mich., where she lived until coming to Gladwin in 1888 where she has since made her home. On April 16, 1889, her husband was called to the better world. The funeral mass was said by Rev. Father Miller at the church of the Sacred Heart on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in Gladwin cemetery. Having received the full rites of her church she died with the same calm resignation to the will of God that she had shown all her life, strongly verifying the words, "As ye live, so shall ye die." May her soul rest in peace. Gladwin County Record dated 6-6/1918 Column – 4 Page – 5.

Contributed by: Barbara

Note: Found this obituary online. Not positive if she is buried in Ridge Cemetery. Please verify...


PATRICK H. FORAN (26 APR 1866 – 29 FEB 1944)

 

P. H. Foran Dies Here Tuesday

 

Patrick H. Foran, 77, well known Grout township farmer, died in an ambulance while enroute to the Gladwin Hospital, Tuesday afternoon. Mr Foran had been in ill health for some time and was being taken to the Hospital for treatment when his death occurred.

 

Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart Church here at 10 a. m. Friday with Father K. E. McGinn officiating. Burial will be in Ridge cemetery. The Holy Name Society of the Sacred Heart Church will say the Rosary for Mr. Foran at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday at 8 p. m. Mr. Foran was born in Ontario, Canada, on April 26, 1866, the son of William and Mary Foran. A bachelor, he had been a resident of this county for more than 50 years.

 

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Fred Sisco, Mrs. Mae Kully, Mrs. DeCormier and Mrs. Cyss Wymann; and two brothers, William Foran and Tom Foran. Five other brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 3-1/1944 Column – 8 Page – 1.


WILLIAM FORAN (ABT. 1841 - 16 APRIL 1890) Age 49 years

 

Wm. Foran, a respected citizen of Sage township, was buried last Friday, a large number of friends gathering at his residence, to pay their last respects. Mr. Foran was about 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and large family. He came to Sage township a few years ago, and had commenced to make for himself and family a comfortable home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-25/1890 Column – 5 Page – 5.


MARJORIE M. (DEMARAY) FORGIE (5 APRIL 1892 - 31 MAY 1930)

 

MRS. ROBERT FORGIE

Mrs. Robert Forgie died May 31, 1930, of spinal disease after a long illness at the Wyandotte General hospital. Marjorie Demaray, daughter of Edwin and Catherine Demaray, was born April 5, 1892, in Sanilac county, Michigan, and came to Gladwin county in 1923. She was married to Robert Forgie in 1924 at Taft, California.

Mrs. Forgie is survived by her husband, her son Jimmie, one brother and five sisters, Duncan Demaray, Mrs. Ethel Hall and Mrs. Nettie Wesley of Gladwin county; Mrs. Walter Irwin of Bentley; Miss Susie Demaray of Detroit and Mrs. Walter Delp of Elyria, Ohio. Mrs. Forgie had a social genial disposition, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The body was brought to Gladwin and services were held at the Sage Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon, followed by burial at Ridge cemetery.


CHARLES A. FOSTER (25 MAY 1925 - 16 AUG 1998), s/w Dorothy L.

 

CHARLES A. FOSTER

 

Charles A. Foster, 73, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. Born May 25, 1925 in Gladwin, he served in World War II in the Navy. He lived in Gladwin County 20 years. Charles married the former Dorothy Donn, Oct. 12, 1946 in Gladwin. He worked for General Motors Detroit Diesel as a diesel repairman, retiring in

1978 after 30 years. He was also a member of the VFW Post 11256, Oddfellows, and Eagles

Aerie #3292.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Keith of Skandia, Calvin of West Branch, and Dale and wife Cammie of Gladwin; one daughter, Suzanne Foster of Key West, Fla.; one niece; one

nephew; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with Rev. Paul Klassen officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Graveside services will be under the auspices of VFW Post #11256. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) noon to 9 p.m.

The Eagles Aerie 3292 will hold a memorial service this evening (Wednesday). Memorial contributions can be made to Oak Grove Log Church, VFW Post #11256, or The Salvation Army. Gladwin County Record dated 8-19/1998 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

USA NAVY WWII

 

DOROTHY L. FOSTER (1928 - ?) s/w Charles A., Together Forever


ELEANOR ANN (BAILEY) FOUCHA (8 JAN 1874 - 8 DEC 1955) Wife, s/w Floyd F.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Mirier Funeral Home for Mrs. Eleanor Ann Foucha, 81, who died of a cerebralhemorrhage at the Henry Rhodes home in Beaverton township, Thursday Dec. 8. Eleanor Ann Bailey was born Jan. 8, 1874 in Ontario, Canada. She married Floyd Foucha in 1920 who preceded her in death in 1952.

She is survived by one brother, John Bailey of Holly; one stepson, Alfred Foucha of.Detroit, and several neices and nephews of Gladwin. One son preceded her indeath. She is a sister of the late Mrs. Sarah J. Powley.

Burial was in Ridge cemetery with the Rev. Ernest MacDonald officiating. Nephews and grandnephews were pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 12-14/1955 Column – 4 Page – 2.


FLOYD F. FOUCHA (12 SEP 1884 - 23 APRIL 1952) Husband, s/w Eleanor A.

Floyd Foucha

Floyd Foucha, 65, died of a heart attack at Receiving Hospital in Detroit on Wednesday, April 23.

Funeral services were held in St. Boniface Catholic church in Detroit on Saturday morning and at the Miner Funeral Home on Monday morning, where the Rev. John Scott officiated. Burial was made in Ridge cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; two sons and one sister also several nieces and nephews near Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 4-30/1952 Column – 5 Page – 1.


EDWARD EWALD FRANK (2 FEB 1882 – 5 JAN 1936) Father

Edward Frank, Sherman Township, Dies Sunday

Rev. Bernard C. Roth held services Wednesday morning, January 8, at the Zion Lutheran church at Oberln for Edward Frank. Burial was at the Ridge cemetery.

Born in Poland February 2, 1882 he came to the United States in 1900. He first made his home at Cleveland, Ohio, and has been a resident of Gladwin county about 20 years. He died Sunday morning January 5, at his home in Sherman township after an illness of about a week.

His wife, nine children, six grandchildren and one brother survive him. Gladwin County Record dated 1-8/1936 Column – 4 Page – 1.

EWALD EDWARD FRANK (1905 – 16 NOV 1934)

EWALD EDWARD FRANK

Ewald Edward Frank, 29 years old, died November 16, 1934, at Lakeside hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. His wife, two sons, Victor 5, and Larry 4, of Cleveland, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Frank of Gladwin and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Heard of Detroit and Mrs. Margaret Byers of Gladwin survive him. Gladwin County Record dated 12-5/1934 Column – 4 Page – 1.
JULIA FRANK (1856 – AUG 1931) Wife

MRS. ED. FRANK

Mrs. Ed. Frank of Sherman township died Saturday night at Mercy hospital, Bay City. Funeral serviceswere held at the Lutheran church at Oberlin Monday afternoon, followed by burial at Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-27/1931 Column – 3 Page – 1.


FREDERICK ALEXANDER FREIER (9 AUG 1882 - 27 MAY 1955)

F. A. FREIER DEAD AT 72

 

GLADWIN --- Frederick A. Freier, 72, retired Gladwin Township farmer died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home after several months illness. Born Aug. 9, 1882, in Presque Isle County, Mr. Freier was a member of the Wagarville Methodist Church in Gladwin County.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verna Freier; one son, Melvin of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Roseltha Matthews of Capac; Mrs. Alice Medland and Mrs. Esel Kitchen of Pontiac; Mrs. Marguerite Burke of Beaverton and Mrs. Geraldine Lidster of Tiffin, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha Grey of Bay City and three brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, from the Wagarville Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating assisted by the Rev. George B. White, of the Gladwin Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the Ridge cemetery Gladwin County.

Friends may call at the Miner Funeral Home in Gladwin until noon Friday, then at the Freier residence until time of services. MDN dated 5-26 1955 Page - 4.

GILBERT L. FREIER (12 SEP 1909 - 12 AUG 1953)

Former Resident Dies Suddenly

Gilbert L. Freier, 43, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 12. Funeral services  were held on Friday from the Wagarville Methodist church, with the Rev. FrankGardner officiating. Burial was made in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Freier was born in Hamburg, Michigan, on September 12, 1909. He worked at die setting in a defense plant.

Surviving are one son, Ronald, with the U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Kennedy and Miss Beverly Freier, both of Pontiac; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freier, of Gladwin township; one brother, Melvin Freier, of Gladwin township; five sisters, Mrs. Roseltha Matthews of Dryden, Mrs. Alice Medlin and Mrs. Esel Kitchen, both of Pontiac, Mrs. Marguerite Burke of St. Clair Shores and Mrs. Geraldine Lidster of Tiffin, Ohio.

Pallbearers were John Wagar, Ron Bellinger, Lorne Wagar, Victor Edick, John Bellinger and Ross Koontz. Gladwin County Record dated 8-19/1953 Column – 1 Page – 1.


MARGARET I. (MCGRATH) FREIER (10 JUNE 1918 - 13 FEB 2000)

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Margaret I. Freier was born June 10, 1918 in Beaverton to John and Isabel Trumble McGrath. Melving E. Freier and Margert were married in Gladwin, May 9, 1938 and have celebrated more than 60 years of life together. For the past four years, she has resided at the Gladwin Living Centre.

Margaret is survived by her husband; oen son, John (Linda) Freier; two daughters, Darlene DeMoines (Kip Fritcher), and Hazel (Roger) Heyn; six grandchildren, Kurt, Karl (Kristine), Dawn (Jack), Trevor, Eric (Corina), and Chad; six great-grandchildren, Keith, Kaitlyn, Jonathon, Kurt, Kirk, and Nathan; one sister, Mary (Paul) Offenbeck; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Walter Martin; and brother, John McGrath. Margaret was self-employed and operated an adult foster care home for 20 years. She was a member of the Wagarville Methodist Church. She devoted her life to the happiness of others.

Our deepest appreciation and gratitude are extended to her loving caregiver and our friend, Sharon Fitzpatrick. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-16/2000 Column - 2 Page - 2

MELVIN EDWARD FREIER (3 JAN 1917 - 24 JUNE 2001)

Melvin E. Freier, Our beloved father, Melvin E. Freier, was born Jan. 3, 1917 in Gladwin to Vernea Koontz Freier and Frederick Freier. After a lengthy illness, he left this earth June 24, 2001 to be with our mother, who preceded him in death Feb. 13, 2000. Our parents, Melvin and Margaret, were united in marriage May 9, 1938. They shared 61 years together.

During their years of marriage, they became the parents of three children, Hazel, John (Linda), and Dar (Kip). Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kurt, Karl (Kristine), Dawn (Jack), Trevor (Stacey), Eric (Corina), and Chad; eight great-grandchildren, Keith, Kaitlyn, Jonathon, Kurt, Kirk, Nathan, Stephanie, and Cody; sisters, Roseltha Mathews, Esel (Glenn) Kitchen, and Geraldine (Kenneth) Lidster; sisters-in-law, Thelma Freier Hubbel and Mary (Paul) Offenbecker; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons-in-law, Kirk DeMoines and Roger Heyn; sisters, Alice Medlen and Marguerite Burke; brother, Gilbert; brother-in-law, John McGrath; and in-laws, Walter and Isabel Martin. Dad farmed the family homestead and retired from The Dow Chemical Company. He had been an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and beekeeper.

Cremation has taken place and interment will be held in Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Memorial services for dad and mom will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hall Funeral Home, 440 E. Cedar Ave., Gladwin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


RONALD FREIER (17 MARCH 1963 - 23 MARCH 1963) Infant son of Ronald & Evelyn Freier

VERONICA LACRACIA (KOONTZ) FREIER (2 OCT 1887 - 3 SEP 1970)

RITES HELD FOR MRS. FREIER, 82

   Mrs. Vernea L. Freier, 82, of Gladwin Township, died Friday, Sept. 4, at her home at 2326 Dassay Road. The former Vernea Koontz, she was born on Oct. 2, 1887 in Gladwin and spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Freier was a member of the Wagarville Community Methodist Church and WSCE and the Gladwin County Farm Bureau. She was married to Frederick Freier on June 18, 1905, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1955. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roseltha Mathews, of North Branch, Mrs. Alice Medlen, of Waterford, Mrs. Esel Kitchen, of Pontiac, Mrs. Marguerite Burke, of Mt. Clemens, and Mrs. Geraldine Lidster, of Tiffin, Ohio; one son, Melvin, of Gladwin; one brother, Elmer Koontz, of Gladwin: 22 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. One son, Gilbert, also preceded her in death in 1954. Services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Leonard Washmuth, of Door, officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-09/1970 Column - 6 Page - 1

LEONARD G. "SILVER" FRIES (1921 – 7 JULY 1987) m. 6 Jan 1942, s/w Margaret J.

LEONARD FRIES

 

Leonard G. (Slivers) Fries, 66, of 2942 Youngs Rd., Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 7, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Gladwin April 2,1921, he had spent his lifetime here. He had been a truck driver for Shull Transport for 24 years. Mr. Fries

was a member of the Gladwin FOE 3292. Mr. Fries and the former Margaret Fiser were married Jan. 6,1942, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Gene of Harrison; one daughter; Mrs. Lonnie Doan of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Wray of Flint; 4 brothers, Delmar Fries of Arizona, Robert Fries of New Lothrup, William Wray of

Grand Blanc and Lyle Wray of Clio; 3 sisters, Mrs. Viola Gower of Hope, Mrs. Jeanette Flores of Saginaw and Mrs. Nancy Edgar of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. An Eagles memorial service was held Thursday at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Gladwin County Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 7-15/1987 Column - 2 Page - 2.

MARGARET J. (FISER) FRIES (1922 - ?) m. 6 Jan 1942, s/w Leonard “Sliver”


ANNA MARIE (BENNETT) FRYE (6 MARCH 1873 - 23 NOV 1959)

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ANNA FRYE

   Anna Marie Frye, 86, died Monday at the Gladwin Nursing Home after an illness of five years. Mrs. Frye was born on March 6, 1873, in Branch County, and was married to Melvin Frye; he preceded her in death in 1943. She has been a resident of Gladwin County since 1907.

   Survivors include one son, Harold, of Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Demary and Mrs. Edith Edick, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. G. J. Miller of Fremont and Mrs. Julius Spooner, of Muskegon; 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. One son, Dewey, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Fogelsonger officiating and burial will be in Ridge cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1959 Column - 7 Page – 1


BRIAN JERRY FRYE (6 MAY 1944 - 2 SEP 1945) s/w Natalie

Bury Accident Victim Here

Brian Jerry Frye, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frye died Tuesday from injuries receivedin an accident, at the home of his parents in Plymouth.He was born in Northville, on May 6, 1944, and leaves to mourn besides his parents,one sister, VaLois and a brother Marvin; three grandparents, Mrs M. F. Frye and Mr. and Mrs. Wm H. Shell of Gladwin.

Other relatives are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shell, Mr. and Mrs. Iris Greer and Donald Shell, of Gladwin; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Frye, of Lansing; and Edith Edick and Bonnie Shell in the service; all are aunts and uncles.

Burial took place in the Ridge cemetery in Gladwin, following funeral services held at Northville, on Thursday, September 6. Gladwin County Record dated 9-12/1945 Column – 3 Page – 1.


HAZEL LEAH (SHELL) FRYE (25 DEC 1914 - 12 DEC 2000) Mom

Hazel L. Frye, 85, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Center following a lingering illness. Born Christmas Day 1914 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl (Hooker) Shell. She was formerly married to the late Harold J. Frye. She was a teacher and taught at the Hockaday School, The White Brick School, Rau School in West Branch, and the Truesdell School in Canton. She also worked for the Office of Economics Opportunity, and was a census worker.

Surviving are four sons, Marvin and wife Pat, Rodney and wife Gerry, and Gregory and wife Kim, all of Gladwin, and Elton and wife Linda of Beaverton; two daughters, VaLois and husband Irving Burns of Gladwin and Vana and husband Joseph Haley of Birch Run; one brother, Donald Shell of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Natalie Gaynor and B. Jerry Frye; two sisters, Valda Greer and Verona Bonnie Ault; and one brother, Grant Shell. Services were held Friday at the Sisson Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Schuetz officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-20/2000 Column -  5 Page - 2


MELVIN FREDERICK FRYE (31 MARCH 1871 - 6 SEP 1943)

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR M. F. FRYE

   Funeral services for Melvin F. Frye were held at the Hall Funeral Parlors, Thursday, September 9, conducted by Rev. L. D. Richmond. Melvin Frederick Frye was born in Calhoun county, Michigan, March 31, 1871, and died September 6, 1943, at the age of 72. At the age of 14 he moved with his parents to Newaygo county, where he resided until the time of his marriage. He married Anna M. Bennett, November 12, 1893, which would have made 50 years of married life this November. Four children were born --- two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Shell of Gladwin and Mrs. Edith Edick of Detroit, and two sons, Dewey J of Lansing and Harold J of Plymouth.

   Mr. and Mrs. Frye lived near Grand Rapids for a period of 5 years, then returned to Newaygo County, where Mr. Frye was employed in the carpenter trade until 1908 when they purchased a farm in Butman Township here where they resided until the time of his death. Mr. Frye has been active in public affairs, having held the offices of townshi treasurer, highway commissioner, President of the Butman-Sherman Federal Farm Loan Association and school director.

   He is survived by his widow; four children; one brother, Bert Frye of Bristol, Ind.; on e sister, Mrs. B. R. Miller of Iron Mountain, Michigan; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Those attending the funeral from out of town except the immediated family were Bert Frye of Bristol, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Berniece Frye and daughter of Sturgis; Mrs. Julia Spooner of Muskegon; Mr. and Mrs. Chas Miller, Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Miller, Mr. Elias Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Bennett, Mrs. Wayne Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Smith, Emil Johnson and daughter of Fremont, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Shell of Detroit, Mr and Mrs. Edison Shepherd of Midland, Mrs. Gilbert Albee and sons, Mrs. Robert Shell and Tresa Shell of Bay City. Interment was in the Ridge Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-15/1943 Column - 3 Page – 5


NATALIE GAYNOR FRYE (31 DEC 1941 - 10 MAY 1942) s/w B. Jerry


LOUISA CATHARINE LYONS FULKS (1 MAY 1852 - 14 SEP 1915)

Fulks. — Mrs. Louise Catharine Fulks was born in Riehland county, Ohio, May 11, 1852, and departed this life at her home in Gladwin county, Mich., Sept. 14, 1915, aged 63 years, 4 months, and 3 days.

At the age of 2 years she came to Williams county, Ohio, with her parents and settled on a farm near Alvordton, Ohio, living there until she was united in marriage to William H. Fulks, Dec. 26, 1874. To this union was born five children—four sons and one daughter. Their son, James Arthur Fulks was born Oct. 20, 1879, and preceded to the spirit land Feb. 14, 1883. The surviving children are Mrs. Susan Zelley Clark of Gladwin county, Mich., George H. Fulks, of Waldron, Mich., David E. Fulks of Gladwin county and Charles E. Fulks of Lansing.

At the beginning of Mrs. Fulks life she united with the U. B. church. She trusted in her Savior and was ready and willing to go. During her sickness she often expressed her desire for her Savior to come and take her home. She was a devoted wife and kind mother and neighbor, having a pleasant word for everyone, and will be greatly missed. She leaves to mourn her loss her four children and 11 grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and a host of friends. Gladwin County Record dated 9-23/1915 Column – 6 Page – 1.

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MICHAEL J. GALLAGHER (11 DEC 1941 - 24 NOV 2002)

 

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CARL F. GARBER (13 JULY 1895 - 7 MARCH 1981) s/w Carrie C.

CARL GARBER

Carl F. Garber, 85, of 2869 West Weber Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, March 7, in the Bay Medical Center. Born in Henry County, Ohio, on July 13, 1895, he came to Gladwin County in 1909. Mr. Garber was a Gladwin County Road Commissioner for 18 years and worked as a foreman for seven years. He also farmed and was a brick mason. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mr. Garber and the former Carrie Greer were married November 5, 1916. She preceded him in death February 1, 1961.

Surviving are 3 sons, Leslie and Ronald of Gladwin and Laurence of Troy; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leo (Marilyn) Atkinson of Clio and Mrs. John (Geneva) Bellinger of Gladwin; one sister, Clara Brandt of Deshler, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 13 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 RidgeCemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 3-11/1981 Column – 4 Page – 2.


CAROLYN M. (COLBERG) GARBER (14 MARCH 1929 - 15 APRIL 1996) s/w Leslie

CAROLYN M. GARBER

Carolyn M. Garber, 67, of Gladwin died Monday, April 15, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin following a long Illness. Born March 14, 1929 in Bay City, she resided in Gladwin since 1946. Mrs. Garber had been employed by Palmer's Grocery and Ray's Grocery in Gladwin as a store clerk until retiring In 1976. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin.

The former Carolyn Colberg married Leslie Garber July 27, 1946 In Gladwin. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Richard and wife Theresa of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Virginia and husband Chris Dargis of Prudenvllle, and Leslie and husband Donald Vrabel of Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; her mother, Ellen Suitor of Gladwin; one brother, Ormey Colberg of Bay City; one sister, Margaret Varcia of Bay City; 5 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert in 1949 and a sister, Ruth Dummeldinger in 1978.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18 from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. The Rev. Timothy Verity will officiate and burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from noon to 9 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Hospice of Gladwin Area. Gladwin County Record dated 4-17/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.


CARRIE C. (GREER) GARBER (6 DEC 1897 - 1 FEB 1961) s/w Carl F.

Rites Held for Mrs. Carl Garber

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church for Mrs. Carrie Garber, 63, who died Wednesday, following a one year illness. The Rev. William Hassold officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, the former Miss Carrie Greer was born on Dec. 6, 1897, in Gladwin Township. She was married to Carl Garber on Nov. 5, 1916, in Gladwin.

Survivors include her husband, Carl; three sons, Leslie, and Ronald, of Gladwin, and Lawrence, of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Bellinger, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Marilyn Atkinson, of Clio; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Anderson, of Gladwin and Mrs. Freda Brandt of Flint; a brother, Elmer Greer, of Flint; and 10 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 2-8/1961 Column – 2 Page – 1.


JENNETTA GARBER (5 MAY 1919 - 26 OCT 1920) Daughter of Carl & Carrie


LESLIE C. GARBER (11 APRIL 1921 - 5 AUG 2004) s/w Carolyn M.

   Leslie Garber, age 83, of Gladwin, passed away on August  5, 2004 at Kings Nursing Center in Houghton Lake, Michigan after a long illness.He spent his whole life in Gladwin county.  Leslie was born on April 11, 1921 to Carl and Carrie (Greer) Garber in Bay City, Michigan. He served in the Army during  WWII. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin. He married the late Carolyn (Colberg) on July 27, 1946 in Gladwin. She predeceased him in 1996.

   Surviving him are son, Richard (Theresa) Garber of Florida, Michigan ; daughters, Virginia (Chris) Dargis of Prudenville; Leslie (Donald) Vrabel of F.E. Warren Air Force Base,Cheyan, WY; 5 grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren; brother, Ron (Thelma) Garber of Gladwin; sisters, Genieva Bellinger of Gladwin; Marlyn (Leo) Atkinson of West Olive; brother, Lawrence ( Barbara) Garber; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife; parents; son Robert Garber; brother-in-law, John Bellinger.

   Funeral services were held on August 9, 2004 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Gladwin County Record

 

ARCHIBALD W. GARBET (? - 27 MARCH 1907) Aged 66 years, 10 months &14 days,

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CLIFFORD GARBET (20 APRIL 1906 - 12 JUNE 1906)