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DONNA (CARBENO) ADAMETS (03 JULY 1914 – 03 JAN 2002)

 

Donna Adamets, 96, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Edna Mae’s Country Leisure Living. Born July 3, 1914 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Bruner) Carbeno. Donna married Frank Adamets, Aug. 6, 1932. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1972. She worked for many years at Schwager’s Department Store and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Ann and husband Norman Linton of Gladwin and Jean and husband Edwin Demsky of Midland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Carbeno of Gladwin; and one sister, Ruth Grice of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

 

A funeral liturgy was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Patri

 

 

FLORENCE M. (SMART) ALBERT (18 MARCH 1906 – 15 SEP 1980)

 

Florence M. Albert, 74, of 3718 Whispering Pines, Gladwin, died Monday, Sept. 15, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Eagle Lake, Maine, on March 18, 1906, she came to

Gladwin County in 1977 from Pontiac.

 

The former Florence Smart, she was married to Venner Albert in Sanford, Maine, in August 1925. Mrs. Albert was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic and Altar Society.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Itchue of Gladwin and Mrs. George (Beuhla) Scott of Pontiac; one brother, Joseph Smart of San Ramon, Calif.; and 3 granddaughters.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castainer officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 9-17/1980 Column – 4 Page – 2.


ELIZABETH A. (VANNEST) ALWARD (6 JULY 1918 - 5 SEP 1991)

 

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Alward, 73, of 1181 Ranger Dr., Gladwin died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1991, in Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla., after a long illness. 

 

Born in Gladwin, July 6, 1918, she had spent her lifetime here.  Mrs. Alward was a registered nurse and worked at the Gladwin Area Hospital for 21 years and retired in 1961.  She was also co-owner and operator of Alward Electric in Gladwin until retirement in 1972.  Mrs. Alward was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Altar Society, the Gladwin County VFW Auxiliary Post 7303 and the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club.  The former Elizabeth Vanest, she was married to Milton Alward on July 1, 1940, in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, George and Lawrence (Cork) of Gladwin and Bruce of Orlando, Florida; one brother, Joe Vanest of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and 10 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandchild.  Services were held Monday at 11am  from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  A Scripture Service was held Sunday at 7:30pm at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin or the Sacred Heart Catholic School Library. Gladwin County Record dated 09-11/1991 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ELIZABETH M. (CLEARY) ALWARD (11 SEP 1916 - 15 APRIL 2001)

 

   Elizabeth M. “Betty” Cleary-Alward, 84, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Sunday, April 15, 2001 following a period of declining health. Born in Delaware County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Esther (Mitchell) Leedom. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Koehler, in 1982.

Elizabeth married Milton Alward Sr., July 18, 1992, in Gladwin. She spent most of her life in Gladwin and the Detroit areas before moving to Naples, Fla. and had lived in Henderson County for the past year.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, W. Candy Foor of Hendersonville, N.C. and Dawn Jones of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; one son, Casey Koehler of Naples, Fla.; three stepsons, Milton “George” and wife Polly Alward Jr., and Lawrence “Corky” and wife Maria Alward Sr., all of Gladwin, and Bruce and wife Barbara Alward of Baimbridge Island, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Kathryn and husband Richard Haan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Leedom of Franklin, N.C.; one sister, Beatrice Herbert of Ocala, Fla.; one stepbrother-in-law, Lawrence “Buck” and wife Henrietta Alward of Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Jerry Niedermier officiating. A wake service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

MILTON GEORGE ALWARD, SR (14 MAR 1919 - 5 FEB 2006)

 

Milton G. Alward, Sr., 86, of Gladwin, died Feb. 5, 2006 following a short illness. He was born March 14, 1919 in Gladwin to George and Hazel (McGuire) Alward. He married Elizabeth Vanest in Gladwin in 1940 and she preceded him in death in 1991. He then married Betty Koehler in Gladwin in 1993 and she preceded him in death in 2001.

   Alward was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He established Alward Incorporated in 1952 and operated it until he retired in 1979. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin; the Gladwin County Fire Department from 1946 until 1963 when he became the Gladwin County Fire Chief, retiring in 1979; Gladwin County V.F.W.; a charter member of Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292 and Knights of Columbus Gladwin; and he was also past president of Gladwin Rotary.

   Surviving are three sons, George (Polly) Alward and Lawrence "Corky" (Maria) Alward, both of Gladwin, and Bruce (Barbara) Alward of Seattle, Washington; one daughter, Kathryn (Rick) Haan of St. Petersburg, Florida; 10 grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence "Buck" (Hetty) Alward of Gladwin and Joseph (Alice) Vanest of Glen Ellen, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both wives; his brother, Dennis; and a grandson Jason.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Fr. Jeff Donner officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 2-9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to Gladwin County Fire Department.   

JO ANN MARIE AMAN (24 AUG 1972 - 24 AUG 1972)

 

Baby girl Aman was dead at birth at the Clare Hospital Thursday, Aug. 24. , Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Aman, of Ashard Road, Clare County; two sisters, Sheila Ann and Stephanie at home; two brothers, Michael and Joseph at home: grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoag of Gladwin and Mrs. Lillian G. Aman of Ludington.

 

Rites were: held Saturday at 9:30 a. m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-30/1972 Column – 5 Page – 2.

PHILIP FRANCES AMAN (22 NOV 1923 - 24 MAY 1975)

 

Philip F. Aman, 51, of 9861 Ashard Rd., Clare County, died suddenly Saturday, May 24, at House Lake Camp Gound, Gladwin Game Refuge, of a heart attack. Born in Holland, Mich., November 22, 1923, the had been a resident of this area for 8 years, coming from Lake Station. He and former Barbara Hoag were married January 8, 1972, in Flint. Mr Aman operated Aman's Grocery and was employed at Gladwin Machine Products. He was a veteran of World War II.

   Surviving are his wife, Barbara; 2 sons, Michael and Joseph, at home; 5 daughters, Mrs. Suzanne Mielke, Miss Phyliss Aman and Mrs. Marcella VanDerwill, all of Bay City, Miss Stephanie Aman of Negunee, Mrs. Lillian Nedeau of Escanaba; mother, Mrs. Lillian Aman of Grand Rapids; 4 brothers, 2 sisters; and 5 grandchildren.

    Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-28/1975 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

   In memory of our husband and father, Philip F. Aman, who passed away May 24, 1975. He bid no one a last farewell, He said goodbye to none. His loving heart had ceased to beat, Before we knew it, he was gone. Everyday we sadly miss him, Deeply we feel our loss, Lonely we are without him, Help us, God, to bear our cross. --- Sadly missed by wife and daughter. Gladwin County Record dated 05-19/1982 Column - 3 Page - 8 Section B.

 

   In memory of Philip F. Aman, who passed away May 24, 1975. --- Lovingly missed and remembered by his loving wife. Gladwin County Record dated 05-22/1985 Column - 7 Page - 9 Section B.

 

STEPHANIE AMAN (1920 – FEB 1968) s/w Philip F.

 

We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one who assisted and comforted us during the illness and passing of our loved one; Many thanks to our relatives, friends, and neighbors for the food, flowers, money, spiritual bouquets and many other acts of kindness, shown to us at this sad time.

 

We would like to thank the Sacred Heart Altar Society for serving the delicious dinner. We are most grateful to the Rev. Father George B. Artman for his most comforting words and to Rev. Father James Fitzpatrick for his many kindnesses. We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Miner, for their most kind and efficient service,—Husband, children and relatives of Stephanie Aman. Gladwin County Record dated 2-7/1968 Column – 4 Page – 7.

 

ROSIE "ROSE" MARIE (BESSEY) ANDERSON (3 MAY 1918 - 7 AUG 2002)

Rosie “Rose” Marie Anderson , 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center - Midland. She was born in Gladwin May 3, 1918 to the late Jess and Adeline (Reaume) Bessey. She married William Anderson in Roger City Sept. 14, 1936. He preceded her in death June 8, 1985. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and worked for 20 years at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and at the Sacred Heart Mission and for over 13 years in FEMA/Vigor. She was always very helpful to those in need. Rose was very active in numerous civic and charity organizations. She was named Gladwin’s First Citizen of the Year in 1984. Rose and William were foster parents to numerous children.

She is survived by a son, James (Karen) Anderson of Clare; two daughters, Barbara (Booth) Browne of Flushing and Jeannette (Larry) Thurston of Edenville; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Allen Thurston, and a sister, Mable Farrow.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made out to Vigor.

WILLIAM C. ANDERSON (25 DEC 1898 - 8 JUNE 1985)

 

WILLIAM ANDERSON

 

William C. Anderson, 86, of 318 Lumm St., Gladwin, died Saturday, June 8, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Clare County Dec. 25, 1898, he came to Gladwin County in 1936. He was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5280.

 

Mr. Anderson and the former Rose Bessey were married Sept. 14, 1936, in Rogers City. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Jim of Clare; 2 daughters, Mrs. Booth (Barbara) Browne of Flushing and Mrs. Larry (Jannette) Thurston of Edenville; one sister, Myrtle Pauley of Rogers City; and 9 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said Monday at 8 p.m. at the Sisson- Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-12/1985 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 
LUCY E. (TAUBE) ARNOLDY (3 DEC 1911 – 13 SEP 1998) s/w Michael A


MICHAEL A. ARNOLDY (25 APR 1911 – 30 NOV 1992) s/w Lucy E.

 

MICHAEL ARNOLDY

 

Michael Arnoldy, 81, of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1992, at the home of a daughter, Mary

Lou Arnoldy in Milford, after a long illness. Born in Hungary, April 25, 1911, he moved to Gladwin County in 1975 from Harper Woods. Mr. Arnoldy was a retired tool and die employee for General Motors Corp. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Gladwin Knights of Columbus Council 5280. Mr. Arnoldy and the former Lucy Taube were married May 11, 1934 in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Andrew of Woodhaven, Michael of Los Angeles, Calif., and Leonard of Roseville; 5 daughters, Mary Lou of Milford, Mrs. Steve (Grace) Branski of Warren, Mrs. Dennis (Alice) Karczag of Livonia, Leigh Thomas of Sterling Hgts. and Mrs. Bill (Lucille) Foster of Shelby Township; one sister, Mary Pink; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-2/1992 Column – 4 Page – 2.


FR. GEORGE STEPHEN ARTMAN (26 DEC 1908 - 28 JULY 1993) Date of ordination 4 Jun 1944

 

Ex-Gladwin Priest, Father Artman, dies

 

The Rev. Father George Artman, 84, former, priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 28, 1993, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born in Ruth on Dec. 26, 1908, and had been a priest for 49 years. He attended country school in Ruth, Assumption College in Windsor, Ont., Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md. Rev. Artman was ordained June 3, 1944, by Bishop William Murphy.

 

Father Artman served as associate pastor at St. Andrew Parish in Saginaw and was also a member of the Diocesan Building Commission. In 1950, he became pastor at St, Joseph Parish in Klacking Creek. In 1951. he came to Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin and was also the pastor at St. Phillip Mission in Coleman. In 1968, Rev. Artman went to St. Joseph Parish in West Branch and then in 1970, he headed St. Agnes Parish in Sanford. He assumed senior (retired) priest status in 1976 and worked part time in Saginaw. He moved to his house on Wixon Lake in Tobacco Township. Father Artman was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus in Gladwin.

 

"Father Artman was widely known as a builder," Bishop Kenneth Untener said. "While at Sacred Heart in Gladwin he built the church, school and convent. "He also saw the need for a mission church at Coleman. Bishop (Stephen) Woznickt told him he couldn't build because they had no money, so Father Artman got a group of volunteers and he was the architect and general contractor for the church. There are many stories of George out with his hammer and saw helping the volunteers in the building of their new church," Bishop Untener said.

 

Surviving are one sister, Margarete Oswald of Royal Oak; his housekeeper for 43 years, Dorothy Brick of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Joseph and Phillip and 4 sisters, Theresa Cleland, Frances Schalers, Mary Terbrack and Anna Essenmacher.

 

Services were held Saturday at 10 a.m, from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Bishop Untoer officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake was held Friday at the church. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-4/1993 Column – 4 Page -1.
BERTHA V. AUER (1938 - ?) m 2 Jul 1955 s/w Stephen G.

 

FRANK AUER, SR (11 NOV 1883 – 12 APR 1968)

 

RITES HELD FOR FRANK AUER, SR.

 

Services were held Monday for Frank Auer, Sr., 84, of So. M-30 in Buckeye Township, who died Friday forenoon, April 12, following an illness of two months. He was a retired farmer. Born in Hungary Nov. 11, 1883 Mr. Auer came to the United States in 1907, locating first in Bay City. He and the former Vera Bailey were married in Charlotte April 9, 1913 and moved to their farm in Buckeye in 1917, where they have since lived. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

 

Surviving are three son, Frank Jr., Steve and James, all of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Lauren Bader (Mary), Mrs. Helen Scott, and Mrs. Donald (Vera), all of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Theresa Hess of Gladwin, and Mrs. James Darley (Rose) of Flint; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Torok of Flint, and Mrs. Charles Oder (Mary) of Dearborn; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiated at the services at Sacred Heart Church Monday at 10:00 a.m. and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary was recited at the Miner Funeral Home Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 4-17/1968 Column – 5 Page – 1.


STEPHEN G. AUER (24 MAY 1926 - 1 JUNE 1999) m. 2 Jul 1955 s/w Bertha V.

 

STEPHEN G. AUER

 

Stephen G. Auer, 73, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin. Born May 24, 1926 in Gladwin, he was the son of Frank and Vera Bailer Auer.

Steve married Bertha Davis, July 2, 1955 in Gladwin. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council $5280 and the DAV, he was self-employed in the water well drilling business.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Dianne Hobbs of Mt. Pleasant; one son, Stephen J. and Anna Marie Auer of Gladwin; one brother, Jim of Gladwin; four sisters, Theresa

Hess of Gladwin, Helen Scott of Mt. Morris, Rose Darley of Flint, and Vera Darley of Mt. Morris;; four grandchildren, J. D. Hobbs, Steven Hobbs, Karri Marie Hobbs, and Krystal K. Auer.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home today (Wednesday) from 2 to 8 p.m. A scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-2/1999 Column – 3 Page – 2.


DELPHA E. (CAMERON) AUGUSTINE (27 MAY 1921 – 10 MARCH 1993) m.19 Nov 1938, s/w G. Wendell

 

Delpha E. Augustine, 71, of 4470 Wlllford Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 10, 1993,

at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma after a long illness. She was born in Gladwin on May 27, 1921 and lived in Gladwin all her life. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. The former Delpha Cameron was married to George Wendell Augustine on Nov. 19. 1938 in Gladwin, He preceded her in death on March 6, 1985.

 

Surviving are one son, Vincent Augustine of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Loretta Taylor of Gladwin, and Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Kabeth of Dearborn Heights; a sister, Mrs. Doris Weaver of Gladwin; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cameron.

 

Rites were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Gladwin County Record dated 3-17/1993 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 


GEORGE WENDELL AUGUSTINE (11 FEB 1917 – 6 MARCH 1985) m.19 Nov 1938, s/w Delpha E.

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- March 13, 1985

 

WENDELL AUGUSTINE

 

Wendell Augustine, 68, of 4470 Willford Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 6, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Gladwin Feb. 11, 1917, he came back to Gladwin County in 1977 from Detroit. He was an oiler on the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 35 years until retiring in Sept. 1977. Mr. Augustine was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was married to Delpha Cameron Nov. 19, 1938 in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Vincent of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Loretta Taylor and Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Kabeth of Dearborn Heights; one brother, Clarence of Gladwin; a half-brother, Irvine Augustine of West Branch; one sister, Mrs. Esther Joseph of Florida; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Betty Stroh of Riverside, Calif.and Mrs. Lila Wessley of Bay City, and 6 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held Thursday of the Hall Funeral Home at 8 p.m.


GERALD A. AUGUSTINE (1951 - ?)


JULIA (WAVRA) AUGUSTINE (20 OCT 1913 – 2 OCT 1992) s/w Raymond

 

JULIA AUGUSTINE

 

Julia Augustine, 78, of Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992. She was born in Gladwin on Oct. 20, 1913, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and an avid gardener. The former Julia Wavra, she was married to Raymond Augustine on June 2, 1934, In Gladwin. He preceded her in death in July 1974.

 

Surviving are 5 sons, Richard, James and Robert of Gladwin, Donald of Corunna and Jerry of Midland; 2 daughters, Shirley Powers of Midland and Barbara Augustine of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald and a brother and a sister.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiated and burial was in the church cemetery! A scripture service was held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-7/1992 Column – 3 Page – 2.


RAYMOND A. AUGUSTINE (30 NOV 1911 – 21 JULY 1974) s/w Julia

 

Raymond A. Augustine, 62, of 2966 Dutcher Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, July 21, at His home of a heart attack. Born in Beaverton, November 30, 1911, he had been a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, and farmed in Butman Township for 40 years. Mr. Augustine and the former Julia Wavra were married in Gladwin June 2, 1934. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and a former board member of the White Brick School District.

 

Surviving are his wife, Julia; 2 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Wilson, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Shirley Powers of Midland; 5 sons, Richard of Gladwin, James of Clio, Donald of Swartz Creek, Gerald of Grand Rapids, and Robert of West Virginia; 3 brothers, Ervin of West Branch, Clarence of Midland and Wendal of Detroit; 5 sisters, Mrs. Esther Joseph of New York City, Mrs. Pauline Crum of Freeland, Mrs. Lila Wessley of Saginaw, Mrs. Betty Stroh of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Helen Scott of Wheaton, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.

 

Services were held today (Wednesday) at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-24/1974 Column – 5 Page – 2.


ROBERT J. AUGUSTINE (23 NOV 1935 - 23 AUG 2000)

 

Robert Joseph Augustine, 64, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Nov. 23, 1935 in Gladwin, he was the son of Raymond and Julia Augustine. Surviving are four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private services were held. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

 
KAZMER P. AZUSENIS (24 JULY 1912 - 16 FEB 2000) s/w Mary A.

Kazimer P. Azusenis, 87, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at his home. He lived in Gladwin the past 25 years. Born July 24, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Kazimer and Martha Kubulis Azusenis. Kaz married Mary Overatis Aug. 27, 1939. She preceded him in death April 21, 1985. He then married Jean Tabor, Jan. 3, 1986. He worked as a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a fourth degree Knight of the Father Artman Council #5280.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mary and husband Guy Schnob of Westland and Martha and husband Philip Baumann of Gladwin; one stepson, James and wife Artith Florian of Zephyrhills, Fla.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Florian of Rose City; one stepson-in-law, Neil Hall of Eaton Rapids; six grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sandra Baumann; one stepdaughter, Judith Hall; and one stepson, John Florian. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

A Rosary and scripture service were held Friday evening at the Sisson Funeral home, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the Mid Michigan Hospice.

MARY A. (OVERAITIS) AZUSENIS (17 MARCH 1916 – 21 APR 1985) s/w Kazmer P.

 

MARY AZUSENIS

 

Mary A. Azusenis, 69, of 770 N. Hoover Ave., Gladwin, died Sunday, April 21, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Shandora, Pa., March 17, 1916, she came to the area in 1974 from Standish. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Knights of

Columbus 5280 Auxiliary, the Daughter of Isabella, Standish; and the Golden Agers. The former Mary Overaitis, she was married to Kazimer Azusenis Aug. 27, 1939, in Garden City.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Guy (Mary) Schnob of Westland

and Mrs. Philip (Martha) Baumann of Gladwin; 3 brothers; John of Garden City, Victor of West Branch and Peter of Westland; and 7 grandchildren. A brother, William, and a sister, Anna, preceded her in death.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. from, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sisson Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-24/1985 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

B'S

 

LOIS W. (BING) BANCROFT (17 SEP 1930 - 24 NOV 1984) “Bing”, Beloved wife & friend, wife of Oral L.

 

LOIS BANCROFT

 

Lois (Bing) Bancroft, 54, of Ruth and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 24, at her home of a heart attack. Born in New Jersey on Sept. 17, 1930, she left Gladwin in 1981 after living here 7 years. She was married to Oral Bancroft and he preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1981.

 

Mrs. Bancroft was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin and a member of St. Peter and Paul Church, Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a renew group

leader.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Ruth. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-28/1984 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

ORAL L. BANCROFT (23 NOV 1927 - 21 NOV 1981)

 

Oral L. Bancroft, 53, 3734 Whispering Pines Dr., Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 21, at his home. Born in Flint on November 23, 1927, he came to Gladwin County in May, 1974. Mr. Bancroft joined the Army in 1945 and served 20 years in the Signal Corps and Security. He was discharged in October, 1967. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the D.A.V., Goodrich SKDMR No. 122. Mr. Bancroft was married to the former Lois Bailey Weidman October 5, 1956 in Ashbury Park, N.J.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Thelma Matthews of Flint and Mrs. Marion Meil of Gladwin; and one brother, LaVern of Tawas. Rites were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and cremation was in Flint Memorial Park. A wake in Flint Memorial Park. A wake service was held Monday at 8 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1981 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOHN J. BARATH (25 JUNE 1921 - 30 AUG 1995)

 

John J. Barath, 74, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1995 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center following a 3-year illness. Born June 25, 1921 in Pennsylvania, he resided in Gladwin for 15 years since moving from Rochester. Mr. Barath had been employed by General Motors and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in West Branch. Mr. Barath married the former Vera Badovinac Sept. 14, 1946 in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James and wife Barbara of Colorado; 2 daughters, Patricia and husband William Daniels of Mt. Pleasant, and Marie Castle of Connecticut; 3 sisters, Margaret Valgora of Pennslyvania, Elizabeth Tzareff of Westland, and Ann Brady of Pennslyvania; 4 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Louis in 1959.

   Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin with the Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 09-06/1995 Column - 2 Page - 6

 
CORRINE L. (JENKINS) BARRETT (21 OCT 1935 – 16 FEB 1993)

 

Corrine L, Barrett. 57. of Gladwin, died Tuesday. Feb. 16, 1993, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin, after a long illness. Born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Taylorville, Ill., she moved to Gladwin County in 1963. Mrs. Barrett was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was active in the community.

 

The former Corrine Jenkins, she was married to Charles Barrett on Nov. 6, 1957. in Detroit Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter. Michelle Barrett of Ann Arbor; one son, Gregory of Flushing; 2 sisters. Jacqlyn Chance of Plymouth and Rita Myers of Holland; and 3

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Robina Jenkins.

 

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Mission or the Arthritis Foundation. A scripture service was held Friday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-24/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 
DELORRE R. BARTKOWIAK (26 AUG 1930 - ?) m 11 Sep 1948, s/w Leonard P.


LEONARD P. BARTKOWIAK (24 JULY 1921 - 19 FEB 1966) m. 11 Sep 1948 s/w Delorre R.


MARILYN K. (SHERLOCK) BAUMANN (2 JULY 1942 – 12 JULY 1973) Baumann, Marilyn K.,

 

Mrs. Marilyn K. Baumann, 31, of Gladwin, died Thursday, July 12, in the Midland Hospital following an illness of 3 years. Born July 2, 1942, in Gladwin, the former Marilyn Sherlock was married to Marvin Baumann January 29, 1966, in Gladwin. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She attended school in Gladwin and graduated in 1960 and worked in Midland prior to her marriage.

 

Surviving are her husband, Marvin; 3 children, Michelle 6, Kevin 5, and Amy 3; 3 brothers, Donald and John Sherlock of Gladwin, and James Sherlock of Midland. Her parents, Merrill and Edith Sherlock, and a sister, Barbara, preceded her in death.

 

Services were held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Frs . George Artman and Edward Trombley officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 7-18/1973 Column – 4 Page – 2.


SANDRA KAY BAUMANN (21 OCT 1970 – 8 APR 1987)


HERMAN A. BAUTELL (19 MAY 1917 – 20 DEC 1974)

 

HERMAN A. BAUTELL

 

Herman A. Bautell, 57, of Sage Township, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday, Dec. 20, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Bay City on May 19, 1917, he came to Gladwin County 23 years ago. He was employed at Wolverine Camper Company in, Gladwin and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3292. Mr. Bautell and the former Barbara McCall were married on April 24, 1941, in Bay City.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother Mrs. Vida Bautell of Houghton Lake; two sons, Gary of Germany and Raymond at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Shadrick of Germany, Mrs. Laura Walters of Flint, Mrs. Barbara Rhines of Otisville, Mrs. Jean Rudy and Audrey Bautell of Gladwin, Anna and Carol Bautell at home; and one sister, Mrs. Audrey Miller of Essexville.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castiner officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-25/1974 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 
HENRY J. BECK (29 JULY 1900 – 4 APR 1970) s/w Luella M.

 

Illness Fatal to Henry Beck

 

Henry Beck, 69, of Secord Township, died Saturday, April 4, in Pontiac General Hospital after a short illness. Born in Austria-Hungary, on July 29, 1900, he came to Gladwin County four years ago. He was engaged in farming, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Beck and the former Luella May Fine were married on Dec. 8, 1924, in Detroit. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1969.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joan L. Moore, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Sharon Givins, of Northville; one son, Henry Jr. of Clarkston; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Slinger of Pontiac and Mrs. Rose Sheldon of California; one brother, John, of Troy; and seven grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in t h e Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-8/1970 Column – 5 Page – 2.


LUELLA MAY (FINE) BECK (27 OCT 1907 – 24 JAN 1969) s/w Henry J.

 

Rites Held for Luella Beck

 

Mrs. Luella May Beck, 61, of Gladwin Township, died January 24 in the Gladwin Hospital following a short illness. Born in Bedford, Ind., on October 27, 1907, she came to Gladwin

County three years ago from South Lyons. Mrs. Beck was a member of the Secord Ladies

Auxiliary.

 

The former Luella Fine, she was married to Henry Beck on December 8, 1924, in Detroit.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joan Leslie of Plymouth and Mrs. Sharon Givens of Northville; one son, Henry Jr., of Milford; and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Tamba and Mrs. Mary Warren, both of California.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward

Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 9 p.m. Monday; The Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 1-29/1969 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

JOSEPH A. BELANGER (9 FEB 1947 - 15 JUNE 2005)

Joseph A. Belanger, 58, of Ypsilanti, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born in Ann Arbor on Feb. 9, 1947 to Stanley and Margaret (Barkume) Belanger. He was a proud Marine who served his country during the Vietnam conflict. He was a highly educated individual with a constant thirst for knowledge.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna Belanger of Florida and Daphne Belanger of Amsterdam; his parents, Deacon Stanley and Margaret Belanger of Walled Lake; four brothers, Bernard (Linda) Belanger of Westland, John Belanger of Canton, Bob (Diane) Belanger of Farmington, and James (Brenda) Belanger of Ypsilanti; five sisters, Helen (Jim) McGuire of Northville, Frances Mandaville of Westland, Bernadette Belanger of Northville, Annette Belanger and Rene (Jim) Bosman, both of Lansing; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Belanger will lie in state at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made out to “wishes of the family.” The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PAUL VINCENT BELANGER (6 APRIL 1951 - 6 JULY 1982)

 

PAUL BELANGER

 

Paul Vincent Belanger, 31, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 6, in Detroit. Born in Detroit on April 6, 1951, he came to Gladwin County 18 months ago from Detroit. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Christine; one son, Paul; his parents, Stan and Margaret Belanger of Gladwin; and 11 brothers and sisters.

 

Rites were held Friday, July 9, in Detroit. Deacon Stan Belanger and the Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 7-21/1982 Column – 3 Page – 2.


ANDREW L. (POOH) BIGHAM (21 JUNE 1971 – 19 DEC 1991)

 

ANDREW BIGHAM

 

Andrew L. Bigham, 20, of 1395 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 19, 1991,

at his home. Born in Clare, June 21, 1971, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Bigham was a millwright for Dennings Agri-Systems in Gladwin.

 

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Roger and Nancy Bigham Sr. of Casa Grande, Ariz.;

5 brothers, Roger Jr. of Gladwin, Richard of Pinconning, Anthony of Apple Valley, Calif., Randy of Beaverton and Jason of Hope; 3 sisters, Mrs. Janet Benchley of Bay City, Barbara of Beaverton and Kami of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and his grandparents, Mrs. Rose Bigham of Gladwin and Albert Ball of Canton. Ohio.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Deacon Stanley Balanger officiated and burial was in the Sacred HeartCemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-25/1991 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

BABY BOY BIGHAM (22 SEP 1972 - 22 SEP 1972)

 

HOWARD B. BIGHAM (3 MARCH 1917 - 13 AUG 1979)

 

Howard B. Bigham, 62, of 103 South M-18, Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 13 in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Bloomingville, Ohio, on March , 1917, he came to Gladwin County in 1937, from Ohio. A veteran of World War I, he retired from Dow Chemical Co. in March. Mr. Bigham and the former Rose Thomas were married April 24, 1939, in Gladwin.

   Surviving besides his wife are 2 sons, Roger of Beaverton and Ronald of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Mundy of Nixon, Texas, Mrs. Delbert (Patricia) Owens of Coleman, Mrs. James (Rosemary) Misko of Gladwin and Debora, at home; one sister, Mrs. Velone Grubaugh of Bancroft; and 16 grandchildren.

   Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-15/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

PATSY A. (BALL) BIGHAM (13 NOV 1944 – 2 AUG 1977)

 

Patsy Bigham.

 

Mrs. Patsy A. Bigham, 32, of 2849 S. Shaffer Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the

Midland Hospital following a short illness. Born in Massillon, Ohio.; on November 13, 1944, she had lived in Gladwin County since 1962. The former Patsy Ball, she was married to Roger Bigham on November 2,1962, in Massillon.

 

B esides her husband, she is survived by her father, Albert Ball of Canton, Ohio; 2 daughters, Janet and Barbara at home; 5 sons, Roger Jr., Richard, Anthony, Randy and Andrew, all at home; 4 brothers, William and Thomas of Gladwin, Robert of Beaverton and Albert of Canton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Sexton and Violet of Canton and Mrs. Rose Mary Reed of Huntersville, N.C.

 

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-3/1977 Column – 6 Page – 2.

ROSE BIGHAM (7 JAN 1921 - ?)

 

EUGENE J. BLANZY (12 MARCH 1924 - 12 SEP 2000) s/w Jacqueline M.

Eugene J. Blanzy, 76, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at his residence following a brief illness. Born March 12, 1924 in Pontiac, he was the son of the late Leo and Pearl (Basinski) Blanzy. Eugene married the former Jacqueline LaCroix in Hazel Park, Sept. 3, 1949. She preceded him in death in 1989.

He retired from Lincoln Brass Works as vice president and director of engineering. He was an alumni of Tri-State University in Angola, Ind., graduating with a degree in chemical engineering. Eugene served in World War II, was a former member of the Knights of Columbus 2835 in Centerline, and a member of Sacred Heart Church, Gladwin.

Surviving are four daughters, Diane and husband James Lang, and Debra and husband James Nicoll III, all of Madison Heights, Elizabeth and husband Gerald Wisner of Lansing, Lee Ann and husband Charles Domke of Rochester; five brothers, Gerard Blanzy of Ortonville, Dan Blanzy of Mt. Pleasant, Ted Blanzy of Linden City, Frank Blanzy of Mecosta, and Tommy Blanzy of Lapeer; three sisters, Marge Mersino of Oxford, Leona Blanzy of Rochester Hills, and Rita Schroeder of National City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother-in-law, Joe Livingston of Lake Orion. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marie Livingston.

A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home tomorrow (Thursday) from 2 to 8 p.m. with a parish wake service to be held at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Memorials may be made to Mid-Michigan Hospice.

JACQUELINE M. BLANZY (23 JAN 1926 - 23 MARCH 1989) s/w Eugene J.

 

ADELE BOTSFORD (18 OCT 1914 - 8 MARCH 2000)

Adele Botsford, 85, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at home following a short illness. Born Oct. 18, 1914 in Pennsylvania, she lived in Gladwin County since 1969 and previously lived in Detroit. Adele married Mortimer Botsford, in Detroit in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Lawrence Botsford and fiance Pat Murney of Rochester Hills; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Stachurski; and one daughter, Rosemary Bidlingmaier.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

LORENE F. (FORD) BOUTIN (24 FEB 1943 – 25 DEC 1997) s/w Michael L.

 

LORENE F. BOUTIN

 

Lorene F. Boutin, 54, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997 at MidMichigan Medical Center- Midland after a short illness. Bom Feb. 24, 1943 in Marion, Tenn., she lived in Gladwin since 1992, and previously lived in New Boston. The former Lorene F. Ford married Michael L. Boutin Sr., Nov. 15, 1960 in Detroit. She was a homemaker in her own home and was a member of

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Michael Jr. of Gladwin; one daughter, Sherry and husband Steven Nichol of Beaverton; her father and stepmother, Ira and Dorothy Ford of Wyandotte; one brother, Richard Ford of Wyandotte; three sisters, Lee Rainey of Southgate, Pat McGinnis of Erie, and Sandy Hale of Warren Dale; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Ford.

 

Services were held at noon Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. A special wake service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 12-31/1997 Column – 2 Page – 2.


MICHAEL L. BOUTIN (16 AUG 1944 - 19 JUNE 1999) s/w Lorene F.

 

MICHAEL L. BOUTIN SR.

 

Michael L. Boutin Sr., 54, of Gladwin, died suddenly, Saturday, June 19,1999 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas. Born Aug. 16, 1944 in Wyandotte, he lived in Gladwin County since 1991 and previously lived in Taylor. Michael married Lorene (Ford) Boutin, Nov. 15, 1960 in Detroit. She preceded him in death in 1998. He worked in maintenance for Ford in Wood Haven, retiring in 1996 after 30 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #5280.

 

He is survived by his fiance, Marilyn Vanover of Gladwin; one son, Michael L. Jr. and wife Melissa of Gladwin; one daughter, Sherry and husband Steven Nichol of Gladwin; his father, Lionel Boutin of River Rouge; two sisters, Wendy Morgan of Trenton, and Darlene Hughes; two brothers, Lionel Boutin of Pennsylvania, and Ronald LaBaque of River Rouge; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Boutin.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart

Catholic Church. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 6-23/1999 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

JOSEPH BRASSINGER (16 APRIL 1905 - 16 JAN 2000)

Joseph Brassinger, 94, of Gladwin and formerly of Brown City, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in Gladwin Born April 16, 1905 in Austria, Hungary, he was the son of Anton and Anna Brassinger. Joseph married Katherine Buby in Croswell, Sept. 26, 1931. He was a mechanic for Spreckel Cartage in Detroit. He was also a truck driver and owned and operated a gravel truck for Mostly Independent Company of Detroit. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Gladwin and Brown City. He enjoyed sports and reading.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Joseph and wife Rose of Almont, and Mathew and wife Donna of Romeo; one daughter, Mary and husband Fred Schoenberg of Gladwin; one sister, Mary Haupt of Florida; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anton. A gathering was held Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carman Funeral Home with Rev. Schmidberger officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Brown City.

KATHERINE (BUBY) BRASSINGER (18 AUG 1912 - 12 JAN 2004)

Katherine Brassinger, Katherine Brassinger, 91, of Gladwin and formerly of Brown City, passed away Jan. 12, 2004 in St. Clair. She was born Aug. 18, 1912 in Brown City to Mike and Katherine (Draxler) Buby. She married Joseph Brassinger in Croswell on Sept. 26, 1931. A housewife and mother, she had been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin and Brown City. She liked to stay busy and did crocheting for many years.

She is survived by three children: Joseph (Rose) Brassinger of Almont, Mary (Fred) Schoenberg of Gladwin, and Matthew (Donna) Brassinger of Romeo; seven grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; brothers, Charlie, George, John and Max; and a sister, Anna Nicholin.

Funeral Services were held Friday, Jan. 16 at the Carman Funeral Home. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Building Fund.

ANNA J. BRAZER (24 MARCH 1907 - 26 FEB 1998)

 

ANNA J. BRAZER

 

Anna J. Brazer, 90, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998 at Gladwin Living Centre after a short illness. Born March 24, 1907 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County two years and previously lived in Fraser. Anna married Anthony J. Brazer, Feb. 11, 1931 in Detroit.

He preceded her in death in 1934. She was a homemaker and loved crocheting, bunko and bingo.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Irene Kennedy of Gladwin; one sister, Adeline Mihal of Allen Park; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, 10 brothers, and one sister.

 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. A special Christian Wake Service was held Sunday evening. Services were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 3-4/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.


BESSIE E. (MORAN) BREECE (18 AUG 1920 – 4 MAY 1994)

 

BESSIE BREECE

 

Bessie E. Breece, 73. of 4760 N. Shaw Road in Gladwin, died Wednesday, May 4, 1994, at Mid- Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. She was bom in Metamora on Aug. 18, 1920, and has been in Gladwin since 1983, and owned property here since 1952. She was formerly a resident of Madison Heights. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church In Gladwin. The former Bessie Moran, she married LeRoy Breece Jan. 30, 1940, in Pontiac.

 

Surviving are 3 sons, Joseph of Gladwin. Carl Sr. of Hazel Park, and Wayne of Mt. Clemens; one

daughter, Linda Homes of Algonac; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Walter Bakluek officiated and a scripture service was held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral

Home, Giadwin Chapel and burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-11/1994 Column – 4 Page – 2.

JOSEPH LEROY BREECE (5 OCT 1943 - 6 AUG 1998)

 

JOSEPH LEROY BREECE

 

Joseph LeRoy Breece, 54, of Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center- Gladwin. Born Oct. 5, 1943 in Lapeer, he lived in Gladwin County since 1983 and previously lived in Ferndale. Joseph married the former Juanita Buck, Oct. 15, 1983 in Gladwin. He was a foreman for J. & L. Steel in Warren for 26 years.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Joseph Scott and Eric Jason, both of Gladwin; his father, LeRoy Breece of Gladwin; two brothers, Carl Lee Sr. of Hazel Park, and Wayne of Mt. Clemens; one sister, Linda Peterson of Gladwin; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Hoskins in June 1993.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev.

Father Julius Spleet officiating. A scripture service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 8-12/1998 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

JUANITA C. (BUCK) BREECE (1948 - ?)


LEROY BREECE (22 NOV 1923 - 24 MAY 1975) s/w Bessie E.


EMILY KAY ANN BREVIS (20 JULY 1979 - 14 SEP 1979)

 

EMILY BREVIS

Emily K. Brevis, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brevis of Gladwin, was dead on arrival at the Gladwin Area Hospital Friday, Sept. 14, apparently from the Sudden Death Infant Syndrome.

She was born in Midland on July 20, 1979.

 

Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Zachariah; one sister, Chelsea; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clare Brevis of Brant and Mr. and Mrs. George Skidmore of Burt; and great grandmothers, Mrs. Lydia Karis of St. Charles and Mrs. Jennie Burke of Saginaw.

 

Graveside services were held Saturday at 4:15 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 9-19/1979 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 
ISABELLE (MACGREGOR) BROUSSEAU (28 MAY 1901 - 10 FEB 1964) s/w Orville

 

Illness Fatal to  Mrs. Brousseau

 

Mrs. Belle (Isabelle) Brousseau, 62, died Monday at her Hay Township home after a short illness.

Born in Minnesota on May 28, 1901, the former Isabelle MacGregor was married to Orville Brousseau in 1925 in Detroit. They came to Giadwin County 10 years ago from Detroit.

 

Surviving is her husband, Orville; four brothers, Donald, John, Joseph and George MacGregor, of

California; and five sisters, Mrs. Sara Russell, Mrs. D. W. Young, Mrs. Emil Traylor and Mrs. J. K. Howey, of California, and Mrs. Ray Maley of Minnesota.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father George Artman will officiate and burial is in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-12/1964 Column – 1 Page – 2.


ORVILLE BROUSSEAU (15 DEC 1897 - 7 SEP 1967) s/w Isabelle

 

DENNIS EDWARD BRUBAKER (28 JAN 1908 - 9 AUG 1985)

 

Dennis E. Brubaker, 77, of 435 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Friday, Aug. 9, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Grout Township Jan. 28, 1908, he had spent his lifetime here. He owned Brubaker's Sinclair Station for 36 years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Gladwin Knights of Columbus 5280. He was also a former Gladwin City councilman. Mr. Brubaker and the former Mary Cameron were married Oct. 27, 1926, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Dr. Leo and Michael of Muskegon, Joseph of Midland and James of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Willard (Anna Marie) Kehoe of Bay City, Mrs. Chester (Marylou) Moczulski of Pinconning, Mrs. Harold (Ruth Ann) Lockwood of Kansas and Mrs. Michael (Kathleen) Mulleh of St. Johns, one sister, Mrs. Nora Gruss of Beal City; 3 brothers Victor of Gladwin, John of Clare and Lawrence of Beaverton, 31 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A daughter Linda preceded him in death in 1943.

   Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial  was in the church cemetery. A Rosary was said Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-14/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2


ELAINE G. BRUBAKER (1938 - ?) s/w Harold C.

 

EVA A. (MYERS) BRUBAKER (03 JAN 1906 - 16 APRIL 1985)

 

Eva A. Brubaker, 79, of 5193 S. M-18, Beavertn, died Thursday, April 16, in the St. Luke's Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1906, she came to Gladwin County when she was 12. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society. The former Eva Myers, she was married to Lawrence Brubaker Aug. 14, 1926, in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she  is survived by 7 sons, Lloyd of Inkster, Bud and Delano of Midland and Charles, Steve, Tony and Dennis of Beaverton; 6 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Pat) Milks of Saginaw, Mrs. Pat (Sarah) Cabala of Freeland, Mrs. Don (Betty) Shea of Gladwin, Mrs. Doug (Leah) Martindale of Delton, Mrs. Durand (Elva) Gardner of Harrison and Mrs. Dirk (Grace) McKimmy of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Smith of St. Louis; 57 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. A son, Floyd, died as an infant.

   Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04/24/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FLOYD LEONARD BRUBAKER (17 FEB 1928 - 23 JUNE 1928)

 

Little Floyd Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Brubaker, was born Feb. 17, 1928, and died June 23, 1928, aged 4 mos. and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother and little twin brother, grandparents and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at Gladwin.

 

A little crib is empty now,

   A little voice we love is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home,

   Which never can be filled.

Gladwin County Record dated 07-05/1928 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

HAROLD CURTIS BRUBAKER (5 MAY 1935 - 4 DEC 2000)

 

Harold C. Brubaker, 65, of Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland following a short illness. Born May 5, 1935 in Gladwin, he was th son of Curtis and Margaret (Gross) Brubaker. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Harold married Elaine Wilson, July 13, 1957 in Homestead, Fla. He was a pipe fitter for the Dow Chemical Company; Midland, retiring i 1987 after 30 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, and a founding member of Wolverine Hunting Club, Gladwin.

   Besides his wife he is survived by six daughters, Colleen Overfield of Beaverton, Linda Brubaker of Blue Ash, Ohio, Brenda and husband Dave Hager, Tammy and husband Tom Shaw, and Kim and husband Gordy Mose, all of Gladwin, and Kelly and husband Chris Carey of Shepard; six sisters, Annalee Shea, Richard and Dorothy Rellinger, all of Gladwin, Lucille Lyons and Glenna Hitchcock, both of Beaverton, and Donna Murphy of Midland; two brothers, Paul Brubaker of Gladwin and R. C. Brubaker of Beaverton; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, special friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. A Christian wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be mad to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 12-06/2000 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

LAWRENCE ANTHONY BRUBAKER (26 APRIL 1905 - 17 FEB 1987)

 

Lawrence Brubaker, 81, of 5193 S. M-18, Beaverton, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 17, at his home. Born in Grout Township April 26, 1905, he had spent his life-time in the county. Mr. Brubaker was retired from farming and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 5280. Mr. Brubaker and the former Eva Myers were married Aug. 14, 1926, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death April 16, 1935.

   Surviving are 6 sons, Lloyd of Inkster, Bud and Delano of Midland, Charles, Steve and Dennis of Beavertn; 6 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Pat) Milks of Saginaw, Mrs. Pat (Sarah) Cabala of Freeland, Mrs. Don (Betty) Shea of Gladwin, Mrs. Dour (Leah) Martindale of Delton, Mrs. Duranad (Elva) Gardner of Harrison and Mrs. Dirk (Grace) McKimmy of Beaverton; 2 brothers, John of Clare and Victor of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Nora Gruss of Beal City; 57 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. a son, Floyd died in infancy.

   Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Friday at 7:30 p.m at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Memorials may be made to the donor's charity. Gladwin County Record dated 02-25/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

COMMENTS:

 

   Lawrence and Eva lived on a farm three miles south of Beaverton. This farm belonged to Eva's father. They lived in one of the two homes on this farm on the east side of M-18. It was late 1931 or '32 that Lawrence and Eva moved to the Brubaker farm for about ten years. In 1943 they moved back to her father's farm south of Beaverton and bought it.

   The period of time from when Lawrence and Eva were married in 1926 through 1934 there were no facts available at the time of this writing to pinpoint just where they were living and when they moved from one place to another.

   Lawrence was a farmer and a handyman. He worked at all kinds of construction work and was employed by Dow Chemical and Robinson Industries for a short period of time.

 

MARGARET L. (GRUSS) BRUBAKER (06 AUG 1897 - 27 APRIL 1976)

 

Mrs. Margaret L. Brubaker, 78, of 2065 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died Tuesday, April 27, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Hitchcock in Beaverton, following a short illness. Born in Beal City on August 6, 1897, she had lived in Gladwin County since 1921. Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Margaret Gruss, she was married to Wesley Curtis Brubaker on March 29, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1970.

   Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Mort (Anna Lee) Shea, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Rellinger and Mrs. Herman (Betty) Wright of Gladwin, Mrs. Elroy (Glenna) Hitchcock and Mrs. Gilbert (Lucille) Lyons of Beaverton and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Murphy of Midland; three sons, Paul of Utica and Harold and Ronald (R. C.) of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Marie Shaw of Mt. Pleasant; 47 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 05-05/1932 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

MARY MONICA (CAMERON) BRUBAKER (01 JAN 1909 - 08 SEP 1986)

 

Mary M. Brubaker, 77, of 435 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 8, in the Bay Medical Center, Bay City. She was born in Gladwin County Jan. 1, 1909, and had spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Brubaker was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Sodality, House Extension Club, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and past president of the Altar Society. The former Mary Cameron, she was married to Dennis Brubaker Oct. 27, 1926, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1985.

   Surviving are 4 sons, Dr. Leo and Michael of Muskegon, Joseph of Midland and James of Gladwin, 4 daughters, Mrs. Willard (Anna Marie) Kehoe of Bay City, Mrs. Chester (Mary Lou) Moczulski of Pinconning, Mrs. Harold (Ruth Ann) Lockwood of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Michael (Kathleen) Mullen of St. Johns; 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A daughter, Linda preceded her in death Jul 23 1942. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. A Rosary was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 09-10/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

PAUL RAYMOND "RAY" BRUBAKER (17 JUNE 1901 - 31 MARCH 1980)

 

Paul Raymond (Ray) Brubaker, 78, of 425 North Silverleaf, Gladwin, died Monday, March 31, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, on June 17, 1901, he moved to Beaverton in 1903, with his parents. Mr. Brubaker retired in 1964 as a tool and died maker for Saginaw Steering Gear and had made his home in Ellenton, Fla. for the past several winters. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Palmetto, Fla. He was married to the former Lila Haddix on September 24, 1924, in Gladwin. She died November 27, 1963. Mr. Brubaker married Joyce Williams March 20, 1971, in Palmetto.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons, Richard, Russell and Ralph, of Midland, Murray of Freeland and Robert of Harrison; 4 daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Roszella) Foor, Alice Brubaker and Mrs. Jess (Lotta) Mack of Gladwin and Mrs. Wendell (Angela) Hoover of Grayling; one step-daughter, Diana Williams of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Nora Gruss of Beal City; 4 brothers, Victor and Dennis of Gladwin, John of Clare and Lawrence of Beaverton; 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at the Mathews Funeral Home Thursday at 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 04-02/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

THERESA ELIZABETH (DUPUIS) BRUBAKER (01 AUG 1900 - 11 DEC 1965)

 

ILLNESS TAKES MRS. BRUBAKER

 

   Mrs. Theresa Brubaker, 65, of Gladwin, died Saturday morning, Dec. 11, at her home following an illness of several weeks. Born August 1, 1900, in Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Brubaker moved to Gladwin at an early age with her parents, Stephen and Elizabeth Dupuis. She was married to Victor Brubaker June 24, 1920 in Toledo and they lived there until they came to Gladwin in 1945. Mrs. Brubaker was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a past president of the Altar Society, and a member of the Little Flower Mission.

   Survivors are her husband, Victor; four sons, Donald of Ottawa Lake, Bernard and Thomas of Midland, and Robert of Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. William (Betty) Ridley of Gladwin, and Mrs. Daniel (Joanne) Heinze of Sylvania, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Enos Dupuis of Toledo, and Ernest Dupuis of Holland, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Bladel and Mrs. Lillian Russell of Toledo, Mrs. Nellie Moomey of Ida, Mich., and Mrs. Clara Graham of Hollywod, Calif.

   The services were held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiating and interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The rosary was read Monday evening at the Miner Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1965 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

VICTOR JACOB BRUBAKER (14 NOV 1896 - 26 MARCH 1987)

 

Victor J. Brubaker, 90, of Antler Arms, Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, March 26, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Paulding County, Ohio; Nov. 14, 1896, he came to Gladwin County in 1903. He moved back to Ohio and returned to the county in 1945. Mr. Brubaker worked at Dow Chemical Co. and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 5280. Mr. Brubaker and the former Theresa Dupis were married June 24, 1920. She preceded him in death in 1965.

   Surviving are 3 sons, Donald of Ottawa Lake, Bernard of Sanford and Thomas of Midland; 2 daughters, Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Ridley of Gladwin and Mrs. Daniel (Joanne) Heinze of Neapolis, Ohio; one brother, John of Clare; one sister, Nora Gruss of Beal City; 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and 13 brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiating. The Gladwin County VFW 7303 held graveside services at the church cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 04-01/1987 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

WESLEY CURTIS BRUBAKER (26 JAN 1894 - 31 MAY 1970)

 

RITES HELD TODAY FOR CURT BRUBAKER

 

   Curtis W. Brubaker, 76, well-known Grout Township man, died Sunday, May 31, at Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a short illness. Born in Defiance, Ohio, on Jan. 26, 1894, he came to Gladwin County 68 years ago with his parents. Mr. Brubaker was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Gladwin Knights of Columbus. He was married to the former Margaret Gruss on March 29, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee Shea, Mrs. Dorothy Rellinger, Mrs. Betty Wright, of Gladwin, Mrs. Glenna Hitchcock of Beaverton, Mrs. Donna Murphy of Midland, and Mrs. Lucille Lyons of Clare County; three sons, Harold and R. C. of Beaverton and Paul of Toledo, Ohio; five brothers, Victor, Dennis, and Ray, of Gladwin, Lawrence of Beaverton, and John of Clare County; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Gruss of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Elva Kanthak of Toledo; 47 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 06-03/1970 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

SAMUEL BURCH BUCKMAN, JR (16 APRIL 1928 - 22 JUNE 1991)

 

SAMUEL BUCKMAN JR.

 

Samuel Burch Buckman Jr., 63, of 1060 E. M-61, Gladwin, died Saturday, June 22, 1991, in Saginaw General Hospital after an illness of 2 weeks. Born Union City, Ky., April 16, 1928, he moved to Gladwin County 12 years ago from Warren. Mr. Buckman was a machine repairman for Chrysler Corp. in the Mound Road Engine Plant until retiring In 1980. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

 

Surviving are one son, Samuel III of Gladwin; 3 daughters, Kimberly of Gladwin, Yvonne Erickson of Warren and Kelly of Detroit; 4 sisters, Polly Arnett of Kentucky, Libby Jenkins of Roseville, Anne Hayes of Flint and Sister Samuella (Hattie) Buckman of Maryland; one brother, John of Illinois; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

 

Services were held Tuesday at noon from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-26/1991 Column – 3 Page – 2.


THERESA BUDAI (8 SEP 1874 – 26 FEB 1961)

 

Services Thursday for Mrs. Budai

 

Mrs. Theresa Budai, 86, of Secord Township, died Sunday after an eight-week illness.

A resident of Gladwin County since 1943, she was born on Sept. 8, 1874, in Hungary. Her husband, Michael, preceded her in death in January, 1941.

 

Survivors include two sons, Frank, of Gladwin, and Stephen of Detroit; one daughter, Mrs.

Julia Odor, of Florida; two brothers in Hungary; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a. m. at Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin. The Rev. Father George Artman will officiate and burial is in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-1/1961 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

HENRY L. BURKHARDT,SR (15 OCT 1886 - 29 MAY 1971)

 

Burns Fatal to Gladwin Resident

 

An 84-year-old Gladwin County man died Saturday, May 29, of burns sustained at his home at Grass Lake Friday afternoon after his clothes apparently caught fire accidently. Sheriff Walter Scott said, Henry L. Burkhardlt Sr. died in the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

 

No one apparently knows what happened but the backyard looked as though there had been a grass fire and it is believed he must have caught his clothes on fire, Scott said.

 

Mr. Burkhardt was first, seen by a neighbor, Erwin Tovey, about 2:10 p.m. He attempted to put the flames out first with a blanket and then cut his clothes off, the sheriff said. Mr. Burkhardt was rushed to the Gladwin Area Hospital by ambulance and then transferred to Ann Arbor where he died. His obituary appears on page 2. Gladwin County Record dated 6-2/1971 Column – 5 Page – 1.

 

Henry Burkhardt

 

Henry L. Burkhardt Sr., 84, of Grass Lake, Sherman Township, died Saturday, May 29, in the University of Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor, from bums sustained at his home Friday. Born in Scott County, Mo., on October 15, 1888, he came to Gladwin County in 1954, from Detroit and made his home with a grandson, Jackson D. Burkhardt at Grass Lake. Mr. Burkhardt was a retired General Motors Corp. employee.

 

He was married to the former Caroline Metz on Nov. 11, 1911, in Oran., Mo. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1968.

 

Surviving are two sons, William J., of Hazel, Park and Henry L. of California; two grandsons and two great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart . A Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Monday at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-2/1971 Column – 4 Page – 2.


DANIEL J. BUSSURE, JR (1953 - ?)


DANIEL J. BUSSURE, SR (24 JAN 1924 - 12 MAY 1998) husband of Edna

 

DANIEL J. BUSSURE SR.

 

Daniel J. Bussure Sr., 74, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1924 in Detroit, he was the son of Daniel and Bertie LeVasseur Bussure. He lived in Gladwin most all his life and was a veteran of World War II. Daniel married the former Edna Widger, July 4, 1952 in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Daniel J. Jr. of Gladwin, and Timothy and wife Wanda of Beaverton; three daughters, Jennette Knight, Kathleen and husband George Staley, and Lori and husband Michael Hudson, all of Gladwin; one sister, Annabelle Parker of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Heather Staley, five sisters, and one brother.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of

Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 5-20/1998 Column – 1 Page – 2.


EDNA (WIDGER) BUSSURE (4 DEC 1927 - 5 OCT 2001) wife of Daniel J. Sr.

Edna Bussure, 73, of Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 at her home following a brief illness. Born in Pontiac Dec. 4, 1927 to the late Alvin and Edna (Garrett) Widger, she married Daniel Bussure July 4, 1952 in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 12, 1998. The couple moved to Gladwin in July of 1961 where she taught high school for 27 and 1/2 years. In addition to teaching in Gladwin she also taught for 11 years in the Kingston/Marlette districts. She was very active in the Gladwin High School’s publications.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel of Gladwin and Timothy and wife Wanda of Beaverton; three daughters, Jennette Knight, Kathleen and husband George Staley and Lori Hudson all of Gladwin; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Fred Widger of Kingston; and two very dear friends, Shirley McClure and Lana Ball. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Heather Staley and one brother and one sister.

Funeral liturgy was held Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family request memorials go to Mid Michigan Hospice. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JOHN B. (JACK) CAFFREY (19 DEC 1910 - 11 JUNE 1964)

 

JACK CAFFREY DIES SUDDENLY

 

   John B. (Jack) Caffrey, 53, died suddenly last Thursday morning in the hospital of a heart attack. He had been ill only a few hours. Born in Oil City, Pa., Dec. 19, 1910. Mr. Caffrey came to Gladwin in 1939 and was manager of the Gladwin warehouse and office of the Oil Well Supply Company for many years. He was married to the former Miss Beatrice Weaver December 5, 1949, in Gladwin.

   Mr. Caffrey served in the army during World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, and was president of the Gladwin Little League. He was an outstanding bowler and baseball enthusiast.

   Surviving are his wife, Beatrice; three sons, Stephen, David and Phillip; and a daughter, Mary Ann; all at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Caffrey, of Oil City, Pa.; a brother, William, Oil City; three sisters, Miss Irene Caffrey and Mrs. Edward Lynch, both of Oil City, and Mrs. James Donze, of Santa Monica, Calif.

   Funeral services were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Fr. Geoge Artman officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-17/1964 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

RACHEL F. CHAMBERS (1938 - ?) s/w Ronald Sr.


RONALD D. CHAMBERS, JR (11 AUG 1961 – 21 MARCH 1999)


RONALD CHAMBERS, SR (1938 - ?) s/w Rachel F.


BOZO CHOVICH (FATHER) (24 JUNE 1886- APR 1962)

 

Bozo Chovich Succumbs

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a. m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Bozo

Chovich, 75, of Hay Township, who died Wednesday after a five weeks illness. The Rev. Fr.

George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary was held on

Sunday evening at 8 p. m. at the Hall Funeral Home.

 

A resident of Gladwin county for 50 years, he was born on June 24, 1886, in Yugoslavia.

He was married to the former Bernice Godzik on March 4, 1957 in Gladwin.

 

Survivors include his wife, Bernice; three sons, Marcus, of Royal Oak, John, of California, and Peter, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kraljwich, of California, Eiva Chovich, of Ann Arbor, and Deniece and Katrina, at home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-25/1962 Column – 3 Page – 1.


GRACE F. (CHRISTY) CIPOLLA (8 SEP 1919 – 18 JULY 1992) s/w John A.

 

GRACE CIPOLLA

 

Grace F. Cipolla, 72, of 1135 Ritchie Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday,

July 18, 1992 in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long battle

with cancer. Born in Cambray County, Pa., Sept. 8, 1919, she moved to Gladwin County in 1980 from Detroit.  Mrs. Cipolla was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin F.O.E. Auxiliary 3292. the Rebekahs and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

 

The former Grace Christy, she was married to John Cipolla on Jan. 10, 1942, in Pennsylvania.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, John of Hartland and Frank of Canton; 3 daughters, Marie Hoermann and Virginia Yakuber of Gladwin and Terasa Hundley of Plymouth; one brother, Frank of New York; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Julius Spleet officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. The VFW Auxiliary held a

memorial service at 3 p.m. Monday and a Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-22/1992 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JOHN A. CIPOLLA (1920 - ?) s/w Grace F.

 

PAUL A. CLAREY (10 JAN 1955 - 20 FEB 1979)

 

Paul A. Clarey, 24, of 121 1/2 West Cedar Ave., Gladwin, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident on M-61 in Clare County Tuesday, Feb. 20. Born in Bay City on January 10, 1955, he had spent most of his life here. Mr. Clarey served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1975 and was employed by Wolverine Camper Co. in Gladwin.

   Surviving are his father, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clarey of Freeland; his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Steve (Lois) Gordon of Sturgis; 3 sisters, Mrs. Herman (Mary) Bertleit of Tawas, Mrs. David (Peggy) Hilyard of Coleman and Dorcee Clarey of Ann Arbor; 4 brothers, Hobart of Grand Rapids, Roderick of Coleman, Timothy of Clare and Patrick of Freeland; his fiance, Linda Hager of Gladwin; and 3 step-sisters of Freeland.

   Services were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-28/1979 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ELSIE Y. (HOMOKY) CLARK (29 NOV 1919 – 11 AUG 1975) wife of Roy Y.

 

ELSIE Y. CLARK

 

Elsie Y. Clark, 55, of 11673 Townline Lake Rd., Hamilton Township, Clare County, died Monday, August 11, 1975, at Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Detroit, November 29, 1919, she and Roy Clark were married July 16, 1945, in Detroit, and came to this area in April 1973.

 

Surviving are her husband, Roy; a daughter, Mary Judith, and a son, Michael

Gerard, both at home; 3 sisters, and a brother.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Rosary will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home, and friends may call after 6:00 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be given to the cancer fund. Gladwin County Record dated 8-13/1975 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MICHAEL G. CLARK (1958 - 1976)

 

Loses Life in Tractor Upset

 

An 18-year-old Hamilton Township youth and recent Gladwin High School graduate was fatally injured Thursday morning when the tractor he was driving overturned on him. Michael G. Clark, son of Roy Clark, was found dead at the scene of the mishap on the George Read farm at 620 S. Hoover Ave. in Arthur Township of Clare County about 7:38 a.m., according to Clare County Sheriffs Officers.

 

Deputies said Clark was operating a tractor with a front-end loader while loading silage from a trench when it tipped on its side trapping the youth beneath the loader arms. Officers said the cause of death was attributed to a skull fracture and cerebral hemorrhaging. The obituary appears on page two.

 

The tragedy follows a May 23 fire which destroyed the Clark residence at 11673 Townline Lake Rd. Lost in the fire with all of the home’s contents, were two cars and a pick-up truck carrying portable welding equipment. Gladwin County Record dated 6-9/1976 Column – 1 Page – 1.

 

Michael Clark

 

Michael G. Clark, 18, of 11673 Townline Lake Rd. in Hamilton Township of Clare County, was found dead at the scene of a farm accident Thursday, June 3, in Arthur Township of Clare County. Born in Detroit on March 10, 1958, he began attending Gladwin High School in April 1973, and graduated May 30, 1976.

 

Surviving are his father, Roy Clark of Hamilton Township; a sister, Mary J. Clark of Gladwin; and a brother, Daniel D. of DesMoines, Iowa. His mother, Elsie Homoky Clark, preceded him in death last year.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiated, and burial was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-9/1976 Column – 5 Page – 2.


ROY L. CLARK (15 JAN 1909 – 18 JUNE 1977) husband of Elsie Y.

 

Roy L. Clark

 

Roy L. Clark, 68, of 11673 Townline Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday night, June 18, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born in Merino, Colo., January 15, 1909. He worked for Gar Wood Industries in Ypsilanti as assistant sales manager until retiring in 1971. He came to Gladwin County from Detroit in 1973. He and the former Elsie Y. Homoky were married in Detroit July 16, 1945 and she died August 11, 1975, in Gladwin. A son, Michael Clark, also preceded him in death June 3, 1976.

 

Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Terry (Mary) Walters of Gladwin; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-22/1977 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MICHAEL J. CLINGAN (30 APR 1958 – 23 APR 1961)

 

Small Boy Drowns in River

 

Tragedy struck a Beaverton family Sunday when their three-year-old son drowned in the Cedar river, while two other children stood by helplessly. Michael J. Clingan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clingan, had gone for a walk with his sister Kathy, 5, and cousin Jo- Anne Clingan, 10, while his

parents were visiting his uncle, Walter Clingan. The children were walking along the river bank when Michael fell into the swift current. Unable to help, JoAnne ran to a nearby home to get help.

 

Members of the Beaverton Fire Department found the boy a half-mile downstream, but efforts to revive him failed. Michael was born on April 30, 1958 in Auburn, New York. He had lived in Beaverton for the past two and a half years. He is survived by his parents, sister Kathy, and brother Craig; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Clingan, Beaverton and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Morris, Auburn, N. Y.; and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Darrow, Auburn, N. Y.

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 10:30 a. m. from the Miner Chapel. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-26/1961 Column – 7 Page – 1.


MARY (MAJOR) CLORE (10 NOV 1923 - 31 AUG 1975)

 

MRS. MARY CLORE

 

Mrs. Mary M. Clore, 51, of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 31, in the Midland Hospital.

The former Mary Major, she was born on Nov. 10, 1923, in Taylorville, Ill. And came to Gladwin County 17 years ago from Santa Barbara, Calif. She married Lloyd H. Clore on June 27, 1970, in Beaverton.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruth Major of Houghton Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Fleming of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one son, Thomas Leavitt of Flint; three

brothers, Clifford Childers of Flint, Robert Childers of Glare and Vincent Major of Essexville; and three grandchildren.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 12 noon from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-3/1975 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JENNIE M. (CASY) COOK (13 FEB 1906 – 18 MARCH 2010) s/w Raymond

 

Jennie M. Cook, age 104, of Gladwin, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the MidMichigan Gladwin Pines Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1906 in Munger, the daughter of James and Mary (VanOoteghem) Casey.

 

Jennie moved to Gladwin in 1947. She was a devoted mother. She loved singing, baseball and telling jokes. She was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish since 1947.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; brother, James; sisters, Ruth Seaman and Eva Harbow; and grandson, Robert Greaves.

 

She is survived by her children, MaryAnn (Richard) Fassett of Beavertoon, Patricia (James) Greaves of Gladwin, James (Marilyn) Cook of Gladwin and Kathleen (Richard) Cassiday of Gladwin; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

A funeral mass were held on Monday, March 22, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Cotter officiating. Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-24-2010.


RAYMOND M. COOK (1 MAY 1899 – 30 AUG 1964) s/w Jennie

 

Rites Held for Raymond M. Cook

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Church for Raymond M. Cook, 65, of Gladwin, who died August 30, after a five-months illness. Born on May 1, 1899, in Clinton County, he came to Gladwin in 1947 from Bay City. A retired Gladwin businessman, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Gladwin Knights of Columbus No. 5280. He married the former Jennie Casey on Sept. 12, 1931, in Dearborn.

 

Survivors besides his wife include, one son, James, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Fassett, Gladwin, Mrs. Patricia Greaves, Gladwin,, and Kathleen Cook, at home; two brothers,

Anthony, of Pewamo, and Brother Philbert, of Notre Dame; five Sisters, Mrs. Josephine Dwyer, of Hubbardston, Mrs. Regina Simon and Miss Cecilia Cook, of Pewamo, Mrs. Martha Jack, Lansing and Sister Protasia, of Chicago; and seven grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

 

The Rev. Father George Artman officiated at the services Tuesday held under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard. Rosary was recited at the Miner Funeral Home Monday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 9-2/1964 Column – 2 Page – 1.


WAYNE T. COOPER (9 FEB 1920 - 12 DEC 1999)

 

Wayne T. Cooper, 79, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Born Feb. 9, 1920 in Harrison, he was the son of Wayne and Lailah Trumble Cooper. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a member of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Fr. Artman Council #5280 and was a past grand knight. Wayne married Monica LaPointe, Aug. 24, 1946 in Ferndale. She preceded him in death Jan. 13, 1990, he then married Beatrice Hildebrandt, Nov. 24, 1990 in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Robert and wife Celilia of Harmony, N.C.; one daughter, Debra and husband Richard Gibbard of Avoca; one brother, Maynard of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Lailah Hiscock of Warren and Margaret Warren of Centerline; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Berus.

   A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, immediately followed by a Rosary. Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1999 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

SHARON MARIE COTE (15 OCT 1962 – 14 DEC 1980)

 

SHARON COTE'

 

Sharon M. Cote, 18, of 786 North Pointe Lane, Gladwin, died Sunday, Dec. 14, at her home after an illness of three years. Born in Detroit on October 15, 1962, she came to Gladwin County in 1973. She graduated from Gladwin High School in May where she was a member of the National Honor Society, a cheerleader for four years and a member of the Student Council and Library Club. She was a freshman at Central Michigan University and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Miss Cote is survived by he parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cote; one sister, Mrs. Guy (Maureen) Thurlow of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Thomas, David and Joseph, all at home; and her grandmother, Mrs. Marie Cote of Detroit.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary service was held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-17/1980 Column – 6 Page – 2.


GLADYS ELEANOR (FARRELL) COUCHMAN (22 APR 1899 – 30 SEP 1978) s/w William L.

 

GLADYS COUCHMAN

 

Gladys Eleanor Couchman, 79, of 10315 Balsam Rd., Harrison, died Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Otter Lake on April 22, 1899, she came to Hamilton Township in April 1957 from Detroit. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin. The former Gladys Farrell, she was married to William Couchman on February 17, 1920, in Flint. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1955, in Gladwin.

 

Surviving are 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Joanne Beebe of St. Clair Shores and Robert Barnowsky of Warren; and 8 great grandchildren. A daughter, Eleanor Barnowsky, preceded her in death in March 1961.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral- Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-4/1978 Column – 3 Page – 2.


WILLIAM L. COUCHMAN (17 NOV 1894 - 16 DEC 1965)

 

RITES HELD FOR HAMILTON MAN

 

   Leo Couchman, 71, of Hamilton Township, died Thursday, Dec. 16, following an illness of several weeks. Born Nov. 17, 1894, in Saginaw, he was the son of William and Molly Couchman, and a veteran of World War I. He and the former Miss Gladys Farrell were married in Flint Feb. 17, 1920. They came to Hamilton in 1957 from Detroit after retiring from Chrysler Corporation where he was employed as an auto body trimmer. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin.

   Mr. Couchman is survived by his wife, Gladys; two grandchildren; a brother, Menton Couchman, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Durnan, both of Flint. Services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1965 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

HELEN GLADYS COX (1921 - ?) s/w Robert J.

 

BEATRICE (HILDEBRANDT) COOPER (25 AUG 1925 - 6 JUNE 2003)

Beatrice Cooper , age 77, of Gladwin, passed away in Mesa, Ariz. on Friday, June 6, 2003 following a lingering illness. She was born in Detroit on Aug. 25, 1925 to the late John and Antoinette (Lemke) Hildebrandt. She married Wayne Cooper in Gladwin on Nov. 24, 1990. He preceded her in death in December 1999. Beatrice was also married to Ralph Powell and Jon Gostomski, who both preceded her in death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. George Catholic Church, Apache Junction, Ariz. during the winter months.

She is survived by her brother, Elmer Hildebrant of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ROBERT J. COX (1919 – 24 FEB 1989) s/w Helen Gladys

 

ROBERT COX

 

Robert J. Cox of 4737 Appleby Ct., Gladwin, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1989, in Florida.

Arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 3-1/1989 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MARY J. CROCKER (1921 - ?)

 
ELIZABETH A. CUDDIE (1938 - ?) s/w Lawrence D.


JENNIE A. (VANDETTE) CUDDIE (26 MAY 1899 – 29 JULY 1977) s/w Malcolm D.

 

Jennie Cuddie

 

Mrs. Jennie A. Cuddie, 99, of 3252 N. M-18, Gladwin, died Friday, July 29, in the Midland Hospital following along illness. Born in Defiance, Ohio, on May 26, 1899, she came to Gladwin County in 1902. The former Jennie VanDette, she was married to Malcolm D. Cuddie on December 20, 1920, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1970.

 

Surviving are one son, Lawrence of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Brubaker of Midland and Mrs. Marvella Humbach of Livonia; 2 brothers, Leonard VanDette of Flint and Ralph VanDette of Lakeview; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Smith of Dearborn and Mrs. Agnes Sheltrau of Flint; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake Service was held Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 8-3/1977 Column – 4 Page – 2.


LAWRENCE D. CUDDIE (13 JUNE 1929 - 29 DEC 1999) s/w Elizabeth A.

Lawrence D. Cuddie, 70, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 at his home with his wife and children at his side. He had been ill with cancer for one and one-half years. Born June 13, 1929 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Lawrence married Elizabeth A. (Wentworth), Sept. 5, 1959 in Clare. He was a salesman for Moorman Manufacturing Company in Quincy, Ill, retiring in 1986 after 20 years. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, and Knights of Columbus #5280 in Gladwin. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Kevin and wife Jane and Eric, all of Gladwin; four daughters, Margaret and husband Kenneth Lentner of St. Peters, Mo., Loretta and husband Jeffrey Godby of Alamogordo, N.M., Rita and husband Donald Weigner of Crestview, Fla., and Teresa Hale of Olathe, Kans.; two sisters, Mildred Brubaker of Midland, and Marvella Humbach of Livonia; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcom and Jennie Cuddie. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

A scripture service was held at 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus #6280 with a Rosary following. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

MALCOLM D. CUDDIE (23 AUG 1897 – 29 JUNE 1970) s/w Jennie A.

 

Malcolm Cuddie Rites Thursday

 

Malcolm D. Cuddie, 72, of Gladwin Township, died Monday night in Mercy Hospital, in Bay City, after a long illness. Born in Huron County on Aug. 23, 1897, he came to Gladwin County in 1904. He was a farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau. Mr. Cuddie was married to the former Jennie Van Dette on Dec. 20, 1920, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Lawrence, of Gladwin; two daughters, Mrs. Marvella Humbach, of Livonia and Mrs. Mildred Brubaker, of Midland; two brothers, Warner and Alt, of Gladwin; and, two sisters, Mrs. Velma Cronk, of Midland and Mrs. Lavera Diffin of West Branch.

 

Rites will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from the Hall Funeral Home.  Rev. Father Edward Trombley will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-1/1970 Column – 5 Page – 1.

 

D'S

 

LULA M. DAVIS (15 JULY 1900 - 5 JULY 1973)

 

BARBARA DECARLO (22 JAN 1945 - 21 FEB 2003)

Barbara DeCarlo , age 58, of Gladwin (formerly of Croswell), passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 22, 1945, to the late Charles and Mary (Czyrka) DeCarlo. She graduated from Cooley High School in 1963. She loved to play tennis and enjoyed bowling and fishing.

She is survived by two brothers, Thomas (Natalie) DeCarlo of Macomb and Charles DeCarlo of Brownstown; two sisters, Geraldine Kenny of Hudson, Florida, and Maryann (Rocky) O’Berry of Brooksville, Florida; one stepsister, Maybelle Knoop of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael DeCarlo.

Funeral Liturgy was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES DECARLO (1912 – 6 JULY 1994) s/w Edith I. Forman

 

CHARLES DeCARLO

 

Charles DeCarlo, 82, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 6, 1994, at his home, following a

short illness. Born in Mullberry, Kan., March 10, 1912 he came to Gladwin County 20 years ago from Warren.

 

Survivors include companion Edith (Ida) Foreman of Gladwin; 2 sons, Thomas of Sterling Heights, and Charles of Flat Rock; 3 daughters. Geraldine Kenney Kosky of Doweling, Barbara DeCarlo of Croswell, and Maryann O’Berry of Brooksville, Fla.; one step-daughter, Maybelle

Knoop of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Joseph Carli of Westland, Neo Caley of Allen Park, and Ernest

Carlo of Warren; one sister, Betty Hunnicut of Naples, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; 2 sisters and one brother.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Jules Spleet officiated, and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-13/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.


AGNES (LYONS) DEMITCHELL (28 JULY 1904 – 4 FEB 1995)

 

AGNES DEMITCHELL

 

Agnes DeMltchell. 90, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995 at the Gladwin Nursing Home,

following a long illness. Born July 28, 1904 in Detroit, she resided in Gladwin County since moving from Detroit in 1968. Mrs. DeMltchell was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Agnes Lyons married Foster DeMltchell Sept 15, 1947 in Indiana.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Donald Keefe of Warren; one stepdaughter , Shirley Doe of Madison Heights; one sister, Blanche Bentin of Detroit; 7 grandchildren; and 2-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadette Stavros; one son,

Robert Keefe; and one granddaughter.

 

Services were held at noon Tuesday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. A scripture service was held Monday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-8/1995 Column – 1 Page – 6.

 

CHARLES LINCOLN DICKEN (16 OCT 1913 - 8 JAN 1971) s/w Elsie F.

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO CHARLES DICKEN

 

   Charles L. Dicken, 57, of Gladwin, died Friday, Jan. 8, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 16, 1913, he had spent his life-time in Gladwin County. Mr. Dicken was a former State Highway Department employee and later was employed by Sun Oil Company for 28 years. He also taught several years in the rural schools. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Gladwin Eagles No. 3292. He and the former Elsie White were married on June 27, 1935, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Patricia Cambridge of Royal Oak, Mrs. Carol Clark of Gladwin, Mrs. Nancy Allen of Saginaw, and Rebecca at home; four sons, Charles Jr. of Davison, Franklin, Albert and Mike, of Gladwin; two brothers, Francis and Clarence, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Helen Cox, of Beaverton; and 11 grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary was said Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-13/1971 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

EARL LEE DICKEN (30 NOV 1885 - 24 JULY 1966)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO EARL DICKEN

 

   Earl L. Dcken, 80, a retired Grout Township, farmer, died Sunday, July 24, following an illness of three weeks. Born Nov. 30, 1885, in Handcock County, Ohio, he came to Gladwin County 50 years ago. He married the former Leah Brubaker in Toledo in November, 1911.

   Mr. Dicken is survived by his wife, Leah; four sons, Frncis L., Charles L. and Clarence E., all of Gladwin; Thomas E. of Beaverton; and one daughter, Helen M. Cox of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. Edna Thompson of Fostoria, Ohio; two brothers, Marion and Ray of Fostoria; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday (today) at 10 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Wesley Hoggard officiating. Interment was in Arcadia Cemetery, Handcock County, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 07-27/1966 Column - 3 Page - 1  

 

LEAH AGNES (BRUBAKER) DICKEN (5 AUG 1886 - 14 OCT 1968)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. LEAH DICKEN

 

   Mrs. Leah A. Dicken, 82, of Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 14, at the Gladwin Hospital following a lingering illness. Born in Paulding County, Ohio Aug. 5, 1896, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Brubaker. The former Leah Brubaker and Earl L. Dicken were married in November, 1911, in Toledo, Ohio. They came to Gladwin County from Toledo 52 years ago and farmed in Grout Township. Mr. Dicken died July 24, 1966.

   She is survived by four sons, Francis L., Charles L. and Clarence E., all of Gladwin, and Thomas E. of Beaverton; a daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Cox, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Stroman, both of Beaverton; three sisters, Mrs. Elva Kanthak, Toledo, Mrs. Nora Gruss, Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Grace Schrader, Niles; six brothers, John of Clare County, Ray, Victor, Dennis and Curtis, all of Gladwin, and Lawrence of Beaverton; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

   Services were held today (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, of which she was a member, with Fr. Edward Trombley officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/1968 Column - 6 Page - 1


THOMAS EDISON DICKEN (24 OCT 1931 - 22 DEC 1970)

 

THOMAS DICKEN DIES SUDDENLY

 

   Thomas E. Dicken, 39, of Tobacco Township, was dead on arrival at the Gladwin Area Hospital today, Tuesday, Dec. 22. Born October 24, 1931, in Grout Township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dicken, and a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He wasn't married.

   Survivors are three brothers, Francis L., Charles L., and Clarence E. Dicken, all of Gladwin; and one sister, Mrs. Helen Cox, of Beaverton. The rosary will be read Friday evening at 8:00 at the Hall Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, at 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. Edward Trombley officiating, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1970 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

EDWARD J. DOMBROWSKI (2 JULY 1913 – 21 SEP 1980) s/w Marie

 

Edward J. Dombrowski, 67, of 2204 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Sept. 21, in the

Midland Hospital Center following an illness of two months. Born in Chicago, Ill., on July 2, 1913, he came to Gladwin County in 1962 from Detroit. Mr. Dombrowski and his wife, purchased the Wooden Shoe Bar in January 1962 and operated it until they sold it in 1967. He then opened a bump and paint shop in Gladwin which he operated until retiring in 1979. Mr. Dombrowski was a former Hay Township supervisor. He was married to the former Marie Czerniak on July 11, 1936, in Detroit.

 

Surviving besides his wife are, one son, Donald of Lima, Ohio; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Eleanor) Mazur of Westland, Mrs. James (Adrienne) Courneya of Gladwin and Mrs. Joe (Roberta) Woods of Beal City; 5 brothers, Joseph of Hale, Fred of Midland, Matthew of Bentley,

Walter of Southgate and Adam of Standish; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake Service was held Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 9-24/1980 Column – 5 Page – 2.


MARIE DOMBROWSKI (17 JAN 1917 – 5 JAN 1998) s/w Edward J.

 

MARIE DOMBROWSKI

 

Marie Dombrowski, 60, of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998 at Hilltop Manor Healthcare Center-Roscommon after a long illness. Born Jan. 17, 1917 in Detroit, she previously lived in Detroit. Marie married Edward Dombrowski, July 11, 1936 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are one son, Donald of Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Adrienne and husband James Courneya of Gladwin, and Bobbi and husband Joe Woods of Elk Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 12

great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eleanor Mazur in 1988 and three brothers.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of Gladwin or the Sacred Heart Church. Gladwin County Record dated 1-7/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

ROSE A. DONAHUE (9 OCT 1898 - 21 JAN 1988)

 

Rose A. Donahue, 89, died in the Gladwin Nursing Home Thursday, Jan. 21, after a long illness. Born in New York City Oct. 9, 1898, she came to Gladwin County in 1982. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

   Surviving are one nephew, Charles Donahue of Oscoda; and 3 nieces. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday evening at Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-27/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2


MAURICE L. DORA (27 SEP 1906 – 22 FEB 1972) s/w Ruth

 

Maurice Dora

 

Maurice L. Dora, 65, of Sherman Township, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 22, of an apparent heart attack while visiting his wife who is a patient in the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. He had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1963 when the family moved here from Flint after he retired from General. Motors Corp. Born in Alma on September 27, 1906, he and the former Ruth Couture were married in Clare on February 5, 1940. Mr. Dora was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Besides his wife, Ruth, he, is survived by two sons, Henry, of Cleveland, Ohio and William at home; one brother Frederick of Winn; four sisters, Mrs. Madeline Lynch, Mrs. Josephine Wentworth, Mrs. Delia Fitzpatrick, all of Clare and Mrs. Lillian Rauch of Lansing.

 

Rites will be held Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary

will be said at 8 p. m. Thursday in the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-23/1972 Column – 2 Page – 2.


RUTH (COUTURE) DORA (21 NOV 1920 – 29 JULY 1993) s/w Maurice

 

Ruth Dora, 72, of Clare died Thursday, July 29, 1993, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness.  Born in Bay City, Nov. 21, 1920, she moved to Gladwin in 1963, from Flint. She was an aide in a nursing home and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Ruth Couture, she was married to Maurice Dora Feb. 5, 1940, in Clare. He preceded her In death Feb. 22, 1972.

 

Surviving are one son, Henry of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 2 sisters, Dora Roy of Flint and Esther Hipkins of Clare.

 

Rites were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jerome Niedermier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held

Sunday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-4/1993 Column – 3 Page – 2.

E'S

 

ANTHONY “ANDY” M. EDGAR (31 MAY 1959 - 16 DEC 2003)

Anthony “Andy” M. Edgar, 44, of Gladwin passed away Dec. 16, 2003 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin from a sudden illness. He was born May 31, 1959 to Roger and Edith (Pero) Edgar in Gladwin. He married Pamela (Duesbout) Edgar and worked maintenance at Spectrum Health Care Center in Reed City. He was a lifelong Gladwin County resident. He belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served his country in the U.S. National Guard.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Edgar of Gladwin; his son, Rodger Edgar of Gladwin; sisters, Marie (Jim) Hummel, Dorothy (John) Willis, Cecilia White, Jean (Ron) Willis, Teresa (Chris) Abbott, and Aggie (Terry) Mackie; brothers, John (Cathy) Edgar, Charles (Mary) Edgar, James Edgar, Louie (Cheryl) Edgar, Martin Edgar, Roger Edgar, Lawrence Edgar, and Joseph (Cindy) Edgar, and several nieces and nephews. He was predecesed by his parents; brother, Paul; and sisters, Diane and Catherine.

Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Dec. 19, with Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. A burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made according to the wishes of the family.

EDITH M. (PERO) EDGAR (14 JULY 1920 – 7 APR 1989) s/w Robert J.

 

EDITH EDGAR

 

Mrs. Edith M. Edgar, 68, of 4373 Schmidt Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, April 7, 1989, in

the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin, July 14, 1920, she had spent her lifetime here.

Mrs. Edgar was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society. The former Edith Pero, she was married to Roger Edgar, May 17, 1937, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death, March 17 1986.

 

Surviving are 9 sons, John of Memphis, Tenn., Charles of Charlestown, W. Va., James of

Bellaire, Lawrence of Nashville, Tenn., Louis, Roger Jr., Joseph and Anthony of Gladwin and Martin of Vulcan; 7 daughters, Mrs. James (Marie) Hummell of Clio, Mrs. Howard (Catherine) Jones, Mrs. Cecilia White and Aggie Edgar of Gladwin, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Willis, Mrs. Ron (Jean) Willis and Mrs. Chris (Teresa) Abbott of Gaylord; one brother, Gordon of Flint; 2 sisters, Mrs. Irene Elliott of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Vera Staling of Mesa, Ariz.; 44 grandchildren

and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 children, Diane and Paul.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald

Christensen officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday at 7:30

p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Gladwin County Record dated 4-12/1989 Column – 2 Page – 2.


PAUL EDGAR (1963 - ?)


ROBERT J. EDGAR (30 SEP 1912 – 17 MARCH 1986) m. 17 May 1937, s/w Edith M.

 

Roger J. Edgar, 73, of 4373 Schmidt Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday, March 17, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Hicksville, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1912, he came to Gladwin County 65 years ago. Mr. Edgar was an operator in the Bromine Dept. at Dow Chemical Co. for 25 years until retiring Sept. 30, 1975. He also farmed for 40 years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Edgar and the former Edith Pero were married May 17, 1937, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by 9 sons, John of Memphis, Tenn., Charles of Hagerstown, W. Va., James of Bellaire, Laurence of Nashville, Tenn., Louis, Roger Jr., Joseph and Anthony of

Gladwin and Martin of Vulcan; 7 daughters, Mrs. James (Marie) Hummel of Clio, Mrs. Howard (Catherine) Jones, Mrs. Larry (Cecilia) White, Mrs. Chris (Teresa) Abbott and Agnes Edgar of Gladwin, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Willis and Mrs. Ron (Jean) Willis of Gaylord; 3 brothers, Harlie of

Pangborn, Ark., Charles of Titusville, Fla. and Mark of Gladwin; 5 sisters, Mrs. Madonna Gorrell of Port Charlotte, Fla., Mrs. Bernadine Loar of Beaverton, Mrs. Mary Cass of Troy, Mrs. Toy Breault and Mrs. Teresa Allbee of Midland; 40 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Two

children, Diane and Paul, preceded him in death.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald

Christensen will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 3-19/1986 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JAY DANIEL ELLSWORTH, JR (17 JAN 1940 - 4 NOV 1996)

 

Jay Daniel Ellsworth Jr., 56, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin, after a long illness. Born Jan. 17, 1940 in Ann Arbor, he was a resident of Gladwin County for 2 months, when he moved from Lansing. He had been employed by Anderson Association Inc. of Mason.

   He is survived by 2 brothers, William of Farmington and Thomas of Inkster; 4 sisters, Betty Kingery of Gladwin, Johanna Laskey of Romulus, Shirley Gagne of Beaverton and Donna Valach of Georgetown, Ky. Burial was Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin, with the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 11-13/1996 Column - 1 Page - 7

 

F'S

 

JOHANN H. FAHNER (1925 - ?) m. 3 Oct 1959, s/w Joseph H.


JOSEPH H. FAHNER (30 SEP 1904 – 12 OCT 1996) m. 3 Oct 1959, s/w Johann H.

 

JOSEPH H. FAHNER

 

Joseph H. Fahner, 92, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996 at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1904 in Plnnebog, he had resided in Gladwin for the past 30 years. Mr. Fahner worked in the maritime service for 43 years sailing the Great Lakes as a chief engineer. After retirement, he worked for 9 years on the Boblo Boats. Mr. Fahner married the former JoHann Kunash Oct. 3, 1959 in

Southgate.

 

Besides his wife, his is survived by one brother, Albert Fahner of Farmlngton; 3 sisters, Elizabeth

Bolton of Southfield, Nettle Gilbert of Hazel Park, and Annabelle Chesney of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.

 

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Sisson Funeral Home of Gladwin. The Rev.

Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorials

may be made to the Shriners Hospital. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.


CATHERINE M. (HOEFFEL) FALER (16 MARCH 1877 – 28 MAY 1967) s/w John

 

Mrs. Faler, 89 Dies at Home

 

Services were held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for Mrs. Catherine M. Faler, 89, of 501 State Street,

Gladwin, who died Sunday, May 28, following an illness of several years. Mrs. Faler was born March 16, 1877, in Defiance, Ohio, and came to Gladwin County in 1905. She and John Faler were married in Defiance November 3, 1897. She was the former Miss Catherine Hoeffel. Mr. Faler died March 22, 1964. Mrs. Faler was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and of the Altar Society.

 

Survivors include three sons, Joseph of Saginaw, John of Livonia, Laurence of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hager of Gladwin, Mrs. Marie Lang of Detroit, Mrs. Catherine Griffiths of Utica and Mrs. Cecilia O’Grady of West Branch; 43 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiated in the services at Sacred Heart Church and burial was in the church cemetery. Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at 9:00 at the Miner Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 5-31/1967 Column – 2 Page – 1.


ESTELLE V. FALER (28 MAY 1900 – 27 JULY 1966)

 

Illness Fatal to Estella Faler

 

Services were held Friday at 11:00 a. m. at Sacred Heart Church for Miss Estella V.

Faler, 66, of Gladwin. Miss Faler died Wednesday, July 27, following ' an illness of six

months. The Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Miss Faler was born in Ohio May 28, 1900, the daughter of John and Catherine Faler. A secretary, she had been employed by the Detroit City Board of Health. She was a member of

Sacred Heart Church and was a state regent of the Daughters of Isabella.

 

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Catherine Faler of Gladwin; four sisters, Mrs. Byron

(Gertrude) Hager of Gladwin, Mrs. F. A. (Marie) Lang of Detroit, Mrs. Leonard (Catherine)

Griffiths of Utica, Mrs. Leonard (Cecila) O’Grady of West Branch; three brothers, John A. Faler of Livonia, Joseph E. of Saginaw, and Laurence of Mount Prospect, Ill. Gladwin County Record dated 8-3/1966 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 
JOHN FALER (1876 – 22 MARCH 1964) s/w Catherine M.

 

HENRY PAUL FERDIG (16 JUNE 1935 – 23 MAY 1992)

 

Henry Paul Ferdig. 56. of 1080 N. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday. May 23. 1992, in the

Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center. Midland. Born in DesPlaines, Ill., June 16, 1935. He moved to Gladwin County in 1975 from Mississippi.

 

Mr. Ferdig retired from the Navy after 23 years. He was a member of the Elf Khurafeh Shriners. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397. Mr. Ferdig and the former Eleanor Titus were married June 27. 1953 in Kenosha, Wisc.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons. Dean. Charles and Daniel of Gladwin and Donald of

Toledo; one daughter, Joan Powell of Mt. Clemens; 2 sisters, Betty Wiley of Gladwin and Diane

DiVito of Mt. Clemens; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother. Richard, in

1960.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Donald Chrlstensen. Officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Masonic Service

was held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin Chapel. The Gladwin County

VFW Post 7303 had charge of the graveside rites. Gladwin County Record dated 5-27/1992 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

BERNARD JOSEPH FITZPATRICK (03 DEC 1893 - 24 JAN 1984)

 

(Midland Daily Times, Jan. 26, 1984)

 

Bernard J. Fitzpatrick, 90, of 10531 Adams, Beaverton, died Jan. 24, 1984, at Central Michigan Community Hospital following a long illness.

 

He was born Dec. 3, 1893, in Hubbardston. He was a farmer, and served during World War I with the U.S. Army Mobile Veterinary Unit. He lived in Clare County since 1907, and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 171 of Gladwin County. He was married to Emma C. Brubaker, June 25, 1924, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. She died Oct. 16, 1960.

 

He leaves his sons, Leo Fitzpatrick and Glen Fitzpatrick, both of Beaverton, Vernon Fitzpatrick of Hancock and Gerald Fitzpatrick of Abilene, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Harold (Emma Jane) Reid of Ortonville; 17 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

There will be a Rosary at the Hall Funeral Home’s Beaverton Chapel at 8 p.m. today. Services will be 11 am. Friday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 7 pm today.

 

ELLEN KAY (LINDENBERG) FITZPATRICK (19 NOV 1941 - 28 AUG 1998)

 

Ellen Fitzpatrick, 56, of Beaverton, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998 at home after a short illness. Born Nov. 19, 1941 in Midland, she lived in Clare County for 33 years and previously lived in Midland. Ellen married Glen Fitzpatrick, Feb. 19, 1966 in Gladwin. She was a teachers aid at Beaverton Rural Schools.

   Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Beth of Grand Rapids; one son, Jeremy of Beaverton; one sister, Linda Simpson of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mid Michigan Hospice, Clare County. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 09-02/1998 Column - 2 Page - 2


EMMA CECILIA (BRUBAKER) FITZPATRICK (20 APRIL 1900 - 16 OCT 1960)

 

SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS

 

   Mrs. Emma C. Fitzpatrick, 60 of Beaverton, died Sunday at the Gratiot Community Hospital after a one and one-half year illness. She was born in Oakwood, Ohio, on April 20, 1900, and lived in Clare and Gladwin Counties for 56 years. The former Miss Emma C. Brubaker was married to Bernard Fitzpatrick on June 25, 1924 in Gladwin.

   Surviving are her husband, Bernard; four sons, Leo and Glenn, of Beaverton, Vernon, of St. James and Gerald, of Saginaw; a daughter Mrs. Emma Jane Reid, of Ortonville; eight brothers, Ralph, Victor and Dennis Brubaker, of Gladwin, Curtis and Lawrence Brubaker of Beaverton, Dave Brubaker, Floriday, John Brubaker, of Clare and Ray Brubaker, of Saginaw; four sisters, Mrs. Laha Dickens, of Beaverton, Dave Brubaker, of Toledo, Mrs. Norah Griuss, of Beal City, and Mrs. Grace Schrader, of Niles; and five grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death.

   Rosary was saird at 9 p.m. Tuesday and today (Wednesday) at 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church. Father George Artman will officiate and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-19/1960 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

FRANK J. FLYNN (3 APRIL 1879 - 1 JAN 1961) s/w Margaret R.

 

Frank J. Flynn, 81-year-old former Gladwin businessman, civic and religious leader, died

Sunday in Grand Rapids. Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Wednesday (today) in Sacred Heart church with his son,, the Rev. Fr. Francis J. Flynn, of Muskegon, officiating. Born in Livingston county April 3, 1879, he married the former Margaret Rose Powell in Howell on Oct. 14, 1903.

 

The Flynns came to Gladwin in 1907 and he first operated a livery stable and feed barn. Selling out, he started a feed store and elevator in the building that recently served as the community building. Mr. Flynn later built an elevator at the railroad and incorporated, with Wolohan's in the twenties and remained as Gladwin manager until early in the nineteen-thirties when he sold his stock in the company and semi-retired. In later years, he had dabbled in real estate and automobiles. Mr. Flynn was an active Democrat and for many years headed the local group as chairman of the county committee.

 

He leaves his widow; seven sons, besides Fr. Flynn, Edward J., of Merrill, Dr. J. Donald Flynn, of Grand Rapids, Raymond P. and James G., of Gladwin, Dr. Robert U. Flynn, of Saginaw, and Wendall C., of Detroit; and three daughters, Mrs. Helen Husted, of Pontiac, Marguerite A. Flynn, of Detroit, and Mrs. Ruth Jean Falahee, of Royal Oak; 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Six sons, other than Fr. Flynn, were honorary pallbearers at the funeral. Active

pallbearers were six grandsons, Edward M., Francis J., Patrick R., John D., Richard E. and

William F. Flynn. Gladwin County Record dated 1-4/1961 Column – 2 Page – 1.


JAMES G. FLYNN (5 MAY 1914 - 25 APRIL 1993)

 

James G. Flynn, 78, of 235 N. Silverleaf St., Gladwin, died Sunday, April 25, 1993, in Central

Michigan Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, after an illness of several months. Born in Gladwin, May 5, 1914, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Flynn was an engineer for Sempco Co. in West Branch. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Gladwin Knights of Columbus.

 

Surviving are 3 sons. Rick of Rockford, Michael of Defiance, Ohio and Patrick of Bloomer, Wisc; 3 daughters, Mrs. Denny (Mary) Starens of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Dan (Carol) Henson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. Jim (Katie) Felke of Rochester, hid.; 3 brothers, Fr. Francis of Muskegon,

Raymond of Gladwin and Wendell of Detroit; 3 sisters. Helen Husted of Waterford, Marguerite Flynn of Detroit and Ruth Jean Fahalee of Farmington; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at noon from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Tuesday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-28/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MARGARET (MCKENNA) FLYNN (2 NOV 1926 - ?) m 29 Sep 1951, s/w Raymond Powell


MARGARET R. (POWELL) FLYNN (6 NOV 1880 - 26 JULY 1983) s/w Frank J.

 

Mrs. Flynn, Gladwin Centenarian Dies

 

Gladwin centenarian, Mrs. Margaret R. Flynn, 102, of 235 N. Silverleaf St., died Tuesday morning in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Mt. Pleasant on November 6,1880, she grew up in Howell and moved to Gladwin County in 1905. She and her husband operated Flynn Grain Elevator for many years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Altar Society and the Gladwin Literary Club.

 

The former Margaret Powell, she was married to Frank Flynn on October 14, 1903, in Howell.

He preceded her in death January 1, 1961.

 

Surviving are 5 sons, Rev. Father Francis of Muskegon, Raymond and James of Gladwin,

Robert of Saginaw and Wendell of Detroit; 3 daughters, Mrs. Helen Husted of Waterford,

Marguerite of Detroit and Mrs. Ruth Jean Fahalee of Farmington Hills; 28 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Edward in 1978 and Donald in 1981.

 

A funeral mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary will be said Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Mass Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 7-27/1983 Column – 6 Page – 1.


RAYMOND POWELL FLYNN (15 MARCH 1913 - 2 MAY 1994) m. 29 Sep 1951, s/w Margaret

 

WENDELL C. FLYNN (3 OCT 1919 - 22 JAN 2003)

 

Wendell C. Flynn, age 83, of Bloomfield Hills, an attorney who introduced the concept of off-airport parking, died Jan. 22, 2003. In 1963, Mr. Flynn, with his wife, Margaret Ann (nee Lynch), opened Airlines Parking offering continuous shuttle service to Detroit Metro Airport. “When we opened Airlines parking, nobody gave us much encouragement,” recalled Wendell’s wife of 56 years. “They thought we were crazy.” The first Christmas, 150 cars used off-airport parking. Today, 55 acres accommodate over 7000 vehicles in the largest independent off-airport parking facility in the United States. Express Parking on Merriman Road has since opened to accommodate in excess of 1000 vehicles.

 

Mr. Flynn was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Gladwin, Mich. to Margaret Rose Powell and Frank J. Flynn, who owned and operated a grain elevator in Gladwin. The ninth of ten children, Mr. Flynn earned his bachelor’s degree in 1940 and law degree in 1945 from the University of Detroit. In addition to his wife, Mr. Flynn is survived by three children, Brigid (Michael) Godvin, Maureen (Jerome) Porubsky, and Francis (Leslee) Flynn; nine grandchildren; and sisters Marguerite Flynn and Ruth Jean Falahee.

     

Funeral mass were conducted Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. from St. Owen Catholic Church in Bloomfield Hills. Interment took place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Grosse Ile. Memorials are suggested to the Caduceus Society of Providence Health Foundation and Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills. Arrangements by Pixley Funeral Home, Keego Harbor.


BARBARA (SHERLOCK) FORD (4 JUN 1935 – 18 DEC 1970) m.11 Nov 1961, s/w Jac


JAC FORD (1940 - ?) m. 11 Nov 1961, s/w Barbara


EDITH I. (BOMAN) FORMAN (7 MAY 1918 – 12 FEB 1997) s/w Charles DeCarlo

 

EDITH I. FORMAN

 

Edith I. Forman, 78, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center- Midland. Born May 7, 1918 in Bomanville to Guy and Mabel Downs Boman, she worked for Johnson Controls in Owosso as a final inspector. She moved to Gladwin County in 1975.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Maybelle Knoop of Gladwin; two sisters, Geneva Reithel of Saginaw and Evelyn Matthews of Clio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, William Forman; one great grandson, Thomas Behnke Jr.; one sister, Dorothy Henry; and two brothers, Travis and Harold Boman.

 

Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-19/1997 Column – 2 Page – 7.


BONNIE (CAMERON) FOX (14 JUNE 1921 - 8 JAN 1987)

 

Bonnie Fox, 65, of 04 Ionia St., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin June 14, 1921, she had spent her lifetime here. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Bonnie Cameron, she was married to William Fox Aug. 22, 1948, in Flint. He died Jan. 8, also.

   Surviving are 4 daughters, Karen Wray of Lansing, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Grimes Jr., Sandra Shell and Mrs. Robert (Shelly) Howe of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Dewey of Flint, Lloyd of Clio, and Jack of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Opal Thomson of Clare, Irene Palmer of Midland and Joann Husak of Mesick; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A brother, Dean, preceded her in death.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 01-14/1987 Column - 3 Page - 3

 

WILLIAM FRANCIS FOX (22 FEB 1924 - 8 JAN 1987)

 

William F. Fox, 62, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1987, at Saginaw General Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 22, 1924 in Clare County. He was retired from the Dow Chemical Co., working there as a boilermaker. He was a veteran of World War II and
a lifelong resident of the Gladwin area. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5280 of Gladwin. He married the former Bonnie Cameron Aug. 22, 1948, in Flint, she also died Jan. 8, 1987.

He leaves daughters, Earlen Wray of Lansing and Linda Grimes, Sandra Shell and Shelly Howe all of Gladwin, nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren, brothers, Victor Fox of California and Joseph Fox of Marion and a sister, Margaret Ducker of Fenton. He was preceded in death by a sister Doris Stanley and a brother James Fox.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Gladwin with the Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home's Gladwin Chapel after 5 p.m. today, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Midland Daily News dated 1-10-1987 Page - A5.

 

VIRGINIA D. FUCCY (6 MAY 1910 - 20 APRIL 2000)

Virginia D. Fuccy, 89, of Beaverton, died Sunday, April 20, 2000 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. Born May 6, 1910 in Monongah, W. V., she lived in Gladwin County since 1989 and previously lived in West Virginia. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is one sister, Catherine and husband Tom Fabrizio of Beaverton. She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

G'S

 

CHARLES L. GARVIE, SR (04 DEC 1930 - 28 NOV 1987)

 

Charles L. Garvie, 56, of 2375 Cornell Dr., Beaverton, died Saturday, Nov. 28, in St. Mary's Hospital Saginaw, after a long illness. Born in Detroit Dec. 4, 1930, he moved to Gladwin County in 1955 from Detroit. Mr. Garvie was co-owner of the Beaverton Transmit Mix until selling in 1973. He was a counselor for Human Aid in Gladwin for 10 years. Mr. Garvie served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Gladwin Eagles Club 3292, the Beaverton Lions Club and Gladwin County American Legion Post 171. Mr. Garvie and the former Bertha Cornell were married April 28 1955, in Gladwin.

   Surviving, besides his wife, are 5 sons, Andrew and Allen Kory of Beaverton, Thomas Garvie of Houston, Texas, John Garvie of Beaverton and Charles Garvie Jr., at home; 3 daughters, Susan Garvie, Rose Hitchcock and Mrs. Paul (Bridget) Kile of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Joseph of Detroit and James of Indianapolis, INd.; 2 sisters, Sister Mary Lucille of Little Sisters of the Poor in Detroit and Rose Garvie of Fowlerville; and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers.

   Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charles Garvie Memorial, c/o Mrs. Bertha Garvie, Box 244, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 12-02/1987 Column - 5 Page - 2


EMILE J. GAUTHIER (1924 - ?) s/w Lauretta T.


LAURETTA T. (RICHARD) GAUTHIER (17 AUG 1925 – 6 MARCH 1995) s/w Emile J.

 

LAURETTA T. GAUTHIER

 

Lauretta T. Gauthier, 69, of Gladwin, died Monday, March 6, 1995 at MidMichigan Regional

Medical Center - Gladwin, following a stroke. Born Aug. 17, 1925 in Fall River, Mass., she moved to Gladwin County from Royal Oak in 1982. Mrs. Gauthier was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Lauretta Richard married Emile Gauthier Nov. 11, 1946 in Fall River, Mass.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons. Robert and wife Evelyn of Royal Oak, and Thomas and wife Patricia of Warren; 2 daughters, Vivianne and husband Wally Klaus, and Diana

and husband Brian Boeving, all of Howell; 2 brothers, Armand Richard of Fall River, Mass. and

Albert Richard of St. Lauderdale, Fla.; 6 sisters, Violet DeMarius. Doris Berube, Vivianne Dion and Laurie Cote, all of Fall River. Mass., Sister Lucille Richard of New York, N.Y. and Evelyn Matton of Swansea, Mass.; and 16 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Imelda Pineau and Lou LaCroix.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church. Gladwin County Record dated 3-8/1995 Column – 1 Page – 6.

 

BLANCHE B. (TUCH) GLASGOW (30 JAN 1935 - 14 JULY 1997)

 

BLANCHE B. GLASGOW

 

Blanche B. Glasgow, 62, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 14,1997 at home after a short illness.

Born Jan. 30, 1935 in Riverside, N. J., she lived in Gladwin the past four years and lived previously in Warren. She was a homemaker in her own home. The former Blanche Tuch married

George Glasgow, Jan. 19, 1954 in Junction City, Kan. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin and one of the founding member of Gladwin Good Luck Club.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Robert and wife Vicky of Madison Heights; five daughters, Beverly and husband Kraig Drouillard of Madison Heights, Barbara and husband Mark Sholy of Shelby Township, Deborah and husband Daniel Slone of Center Line, Lisa and husband Scott Schwuist of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kathleen and husband Doug Giese of Macomb Township; a son, James and wife Roxanne Glasgow of Macomb Township; her parents, Lester and Stella Tuch of Gladwin; one brother, Daniel Tuch of Gladwin; and 20 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jonathon and Jeramey Glasgow.

 

Services will be held at 11 am. tomorrow (Thursday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with the Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) noon to 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 7-16/1997 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

GEORGE F. GLASGOW (7 MARCH 1932 - 11 MARCH 2005)

George F. Glasgow, George F. Glasgow, 73, of Macomb Township, formerly of Gladwin, died Friday, March 11, 2005 in Shelby Township. George was born March 7, 1932 in Detroit, the son of George and Janet Glasgow. On Jan. 19, 1954, he married Blanche Barbara Tuch in Junction City, Kansas. He was a veteran of the Korean War. George retired from General Motors Fisher Body on May 13, 1991. He was a former member of American Legion Post in Utica, a member of U.A.W. Local 160 and a board member of Wiggins Lake Association of Gladwin. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, carpentry, playing cards, pool and socializing.

Surviving are his children, Robert (Vicky) Glasgow of Lapeer, Bev (Kraig) Drouillard of Macomb Township, Barb (Mark) Sholy of Shelby Twp., Debbie (Danny) Slone of Shelby Twp., Lisa Glasgow of Jackson, Wisconsin, Kathy (Doug) Giese of Macomb Township, and James (Roxanne) Glasgow of Macomb Township; and 20 grandchildren and four Great grandchildren. George was predeceased by his wife Blanche on July 14, 1997; grandchildren, Jonathon and Jeramey; mother, Janet Cochrane Glasgow on Jan. 23, 2005; and father, George C. Glasgow on Dec. 11, 1984. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 15 at Hauss Funeral Home in Macomb Township. Inturnment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Gladwin on Saturday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m.

MARIAN K. GOEMAERE (1920 - ?) s/w Warren N. and Warren R.,

 
WARREN R. GOEMAERE (30 JAN 1950 - 13 MAY 1993) s/w Marian K.

 

WARREN GOEMAERE

 

Warren R. Goemaere, 43, of 300 Lumm St., Gladwin, died suddenly from drowning while

fishing near Monroe Thursday, May 13, 1993. Born in Detroit on Jan. 30, 1950, he came to Gladwin County in 1978. Mr. Goemaere owned Gladwin Pawn and Sales and was a former DNR officer and Gladwin County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Goemaere and the former Mariette Bidwell were married Oct. 21, 1972, In Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, George at home; one daughter, Sarah at home; and his mother, Marian Goemaere of Onekema.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Scripture Service will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at the Sisson Funeral. Gladwin County Record dated 5-26/1993 Column – 5 Page – 2.


BEATRICE M. GOSTOMSKI (1925 - ?) s/w John J.


JOHN J. GOSTOMSKI (25 SEP 1917 – 1 JAN 1990) s/w Beatrice M.

 

JOHN GOSTOMSKI

 

John J. Gostomski, 72, of 4157 Betty Lee Blvd., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 1, 1990, in

the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. Born in Detroit, Sept. 25, 1917, he came to Gladwin County in 1981 from Auburn Hills. Mr. Gostomski was a surface grinder for General Electric Carboloy in Warren and retired in 1980 after 43 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. Mr. Gostomski had owned resort property in the county since 1951. Mr. Gostomski and the former Sophie Kuczynski were married Sept. 25, 1948, in Detroit. She preceded him in death on June 16, 1973. He then married Beatrice Hildebrandt, May 19, 1977, in Auburn Hills.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, David of Detroit; 4 brothers, William of Warren,

Walter of East Detroit, Edward of Detroit and Father Aloysius of Cable, Wisc; and one sister, Helen Kowalski of Hamtramck.

 

Rites will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Aloysius Gostomski will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. Arrangements are in charge of the Hal! Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 1-3/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.


CHRISTINE C. GOVITZ (21 DEC 1968 - 2 AUG 2000)

 

Christine C. Govitz, 31, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at home following a short illness. Born Dec. 21, 1968, she was the daughter of George and Ethel (Martonosi) Govitz of Gladwin. She was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Christine worked as a factory worker for Renosol in Farwell.

   Surviving are one son, Ryan Baumgart of Gladwin; her mother, Ethel Govitz of Gladwin; six sisters, Judy and husband Ted Doan, Jan Govitz and Lou Dallas, Lori and husband Jerry Farrow, Theresa and husband Chris Padella, all of Gladwin, Joan and husband Max Schunk and Melissa and husband Stephen Jackson, all of Clare; seven brothers, George Govitz Jr. and wife Pat, Terry Govitz and wife Peggy, Gregg Govitz and wife Jackie, Randy Govitz and wife Kristi, Alan Govitz and wife Lisa, Marty Govitz and wife Carol, and David Govitz, all of Gladwin; 29 nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father in 1977.

   Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. There was a wake service at 7 p.m. Friday. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan Baumgart trust fund. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

ETHEL M. (MARTONOSI) GOVITZ (22 AUG 1927 - 14 MAY 2005)

 

Ethel M. Govitz, Ethel M. Govitz, 77, of Gladwin died May 14, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Gladwin. She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Gladwin to Leo, Sr. and Anna (Charhita) Martonosi. She married George Govitz in Gladwin on May 15, 1948; he died in 1977. Mrs. Govitz was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County her whole life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

She is survived by 13 children, George, Jr. (Evelyn) Govitz, Terry (Peggy) Govitz, Gregg (Jackie) Govitz, Randy (Kristi) Govitz, Alan (Lisa) Govitz, Martin (Carol) Govitz, David Govitz, Judy (Ted) Doan, Jan Govitz, and Lorraine (Jerry) Farrow, all of Gladwin, Joan (Max) Schunk of Clare, Theresa (Chris) Padella of Gladwin, and Melissa (Stephen) Jackson of Clare; 34 grandchildren and 29 Great grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Martonosi, Jr. and Joe (Juanita) Martonosi, both of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, daughter Christine, parents, brothers John, Lewis and Albert, and sister Erma Keen.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak. Burial took place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.


GEORGE M. GOVITZ, SR (1 NOV 1922 - 13 MAY 1977)

 

George M. Govitz, 54, of 4200 Woods Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, May 13, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. He had undergone open heart surgery in September 1976. Born in Beaverton November 1, 1922, he had been a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed at Gladwin Machine Products at the time of his death. Mr. Govitz and the former Ethel Martonosi were married May 15, 1948, in Gladwin and she survives.

   Other survivors include 7 sons, George Jr., Terry and Randy, all of Gladwin, Greg, Allan, Martin and David, all at home; 7 daughters, Judy, Jan, Lorraine, Joan, Theresa, Christine and Melissa, all at home; a brother, Mike of Beaverton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Dupay and Mrs. Caroline Anthony, both of Ohio, and Mrs. Anne Willey of California.

   Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating and interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Rosary rites were read Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 05-18/1977 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

TERRANCE P. GRIFFORE (23 APRIL 1939 - 29 OCT 1995)

 

TERRENCE P. "TERRY" GRIFFORE

 

Terrence P. “Terry" Griffore, 56, of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday. Oct 29, 1995 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin. Born April 23,1939 in Detroit, he came to Gladwin in 1974 and owned and operated Shull Transport in Gladwin. Mr. Griffore  was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and very active in the community of Gladwin where he served on many committees and boards. His current positions were vice president of the Gladwin School Board, chairman of the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. First of America Bank Board, past president of the

Gladwin Rotary Club and had received the Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the ABC Builders & Contractors, treasurer of the Harborage Marina of Boyne City, Zettel Airport Board and

was an active supporter and coach of the Gladwin Area Hockey Association . He was past president and coach of the Gladwin Little League and was active on the MidMichigan Regional

Medical Center Corporate Board and Gladwin Development Corp. Mr. Griffore was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married the former Mary Wohlfeil Feb. 11, 1967 In Saginaw.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived b y one son, Patrick, at home; his parents, John and Elizabeth Griffore of Lewiston; one sister, Shirley and Fred Alexander of Livonia; 3 brothers, Mike and

Linda Griffore of Livonia, Ted and Dorothy Griffore of Ham Lake, Minn, and Bob and Mary Griffore of Highland. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Herman and Rose Wohlfeil.

 

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in

Gladwin with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin from 9 to 11 a.m. today (Wednesday)

then at the church from 12:30 until 2 :3 0 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the following: Gladwin Community Schools, MRMC Gladwin, Sacred Heart Church, Gladwin Area Hockey Association

and the Gladwin Little League. Gladwin County Record dated 11-1/1995 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

JAMES F. GRIZZLE (18 MARCH 1912 - 17 APRIL 1990)

 

James F. Grizzle, 78, of 21 41 Hillside Dr., Beaverton, died Tuesday, April 17, 1990, in Ann Arbor. Born in Kansas, March 18, 1912, he came to Gladwin County 20 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Grizzie was a cement finisher in construction. He was married to the former Jean Terlecki.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Romulus; one daughter, Joyce Vertin of Romulus; a sister, Elizabeth Barber Grizzle of Kansas; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Deacon Stanley Belanger officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-25/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ANTONIO NICKOLAUS GUEVARA (22 MAY 1978 - 5 OCT 1978)

 

GUEVARA INFANT

 

Antonio Nickolaus Guevara, 4-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guevara of 2681 Lakeshore Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 5, at his home. Born in Saginaw on May 22, 1978, he moved to Gladwin County a month ago from Saginaw. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Ralph P., at home; grandparents, Ralph M. Guevara of Clio, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Trezona of Essexville and Mrs. Ann Bostwick of Pinconning; and his great grandparents, Mr. and

Mrs. Bartolo Guevara and Mrs. Agnes Houlihan of Saginaw and Mrs. Agnes Trezona of Detroit.

 

Services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev . Father Joseph Castanier officated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-11/1978 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

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JOSEPH T. HERNACKI (17 MARCH 1908 – 19 OCT 1980) s/w Lucille A.

 

JOSEPH HERNACKI

 

Joseph Hernacki, 72, of 1915 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Gladwin

Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Detroit on March 17, 1908, he came to Gladwin

County in 1970 from Sterling Heights. Mr. Hernacki was a retired sheet metal fabricator for Michigan Metal Fabricators of Centerline. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.

Mr. Hernacki and the former Lucille Kowalczewski were married on February 26, 1938, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Julius (Lorranine) Boik of East Tawas and Mrs. Judith Penix of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Stella Glowicki and Mrs. Cecelia Bell of Detroit; and 5 grandchildren.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-22/1980 Column – 4 Page – 2.


LUCILLE A. (KOWALCZEWSKI) HERNACKI (21 OCT 1918 – 21 JULY 1992) s/w Joseph T.

 

LUCILLE HERNACKI

 

Mrs. Lucille Hernacki, 73, of 2672 Point Trail, Alger, died Tuesday, July 21, 1992, in the

Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a short illness. Born in Detroit, Oct 21, 1918, she moved to Alger a few years ago from Beaverton. Mrs. Hernacki was a dietitian for the Warren Consolidated Schools. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. The former Lucille Kowalczewski, she was married to Joseph Hernacki Feb. 26, 1938, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1980.

 

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Julius (Lorraine) Boik of East Tawas and Judith Penix of Gladwin;

one brother, Lawrence Kowalczewski of Grand Rapdis; one sister, Mrs. Florence Meaney of

Grand Rapids; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father

Julius Spleet officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-29/1992 Column – 3 Page – 2.


ANNA M. (KUNICZTKEY) HERPEL (14 JUNE 1922 - 9 AUG 1994)

 

ANNA M. HERPEL

 

Anna M. Herpel, 72, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1994. at her home, following a bout

with cancer. Born June 14, 1922 in Detroit she moved to Gladwin County in 1951. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The former Anna Kunicztkey, she married Milton Herpel in Roseville on May 10, 1946.

 

Survivors include one son, Theodore of Birch Run; 3 daughters, Roseann Augustine, Donna

Cassaday, and Judy Sterling, all of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Stanley Kunicztkey of Imlay City, and Billie Kisielewicz of Richmond; 2 sisters, Vivian Punkey of Roseville, and Tina Klelbasa of Richmond; 14 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fr. Jerome Niedermier will officiate, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-10/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.


HERMAN W. HERPEL (1916 – 1 AUG 1989) s/w Leona W.

 

HERMAN HERPEL

 

Herman W. Herpel, 73, of Goodrich, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1989, in Wheelock Memorial Hospital,

Goodrich. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and St. Marks Men's Club.

 

Surviving are his wife, Regina; 5 daughters, Joyce Sanders of Clare, Patricia Young of West Branch, Regina Auten of Goodrich, Laura Ruhle of Beaverton and Margaret Plamondon of Flint; 2 sons, Dennis Herpel of Connecticut and Albert Bullock of Grand Blanc; 4 sisters, Dorothy Dusseau of Port St. Lucy, Fla., Mildred Morris of Gladwin, Helen Morris of Lansing and Marian Buchanan of Luzerene; 4 brothers, Harold of New Haven, William of East Detroit, Milton of

Gladwin and Robert of Utah; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Friday noon from St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenville. The Rev. Father James Heller officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. A Scripture service was held at the Sherman Wilk Funeral Home, Ortonville, Thursday at 8 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 8-9/1989 Column – 3 Page – 2.


LEONA VIRGINIA (VISNAW) HERPEL (5 DEC 1916 – 27 APR 1968) s/w Herman W.

 

Services Held for Leona Herpel

 

Mrs. Leona V. Herpel, 51, of Beaverton; died early Saturday morning in Grosse Point following an illness of four months. Born on Dec. 5, 1916, in Detroit, she came to Gladwin County 12 years ago from Roseville. Mrs. Herpel was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Beaverton Garden Club, Beaverton Circle of Guild and the Michigan State Extension Club. The former Leona Visnaw, she was married to Herman Herpel on Nov. 24, 1938, in St. Clair Shores.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Mathews of Beaverton and

Mrs. Patricia Young of West Branch; one Son, Dennis, in Connecticut; her mother, Mrs. Bertha

Visnaw, St. Clair Shores; two brothers, Roy of St. Clair Shores and Merle of RoseVille; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Versaile, Roseville, Liberty Visnaw, Detroit; Cecila and Ritaซ Visnaw, St. Clair Shores; and eight grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 11.30 p. m. from the Sacred Heart Church, The Rev. Father

George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery . A Rosary was said at

9 p. m. Sunday a t the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 5-1/1968 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

JOSEPH W. HICKERSON (11 AUG 1931 - 11 JULY 1974)

 

Joseph W. Hickerson, 42, died at his home in Gaylord Thursday, July 11. Born in Midland, August 11, 1931, he was married to the former Miss Jean Cameron of Gladwin. Mr. Hickerson was employed by the Wicks Corporation in Gladwin and moved with them to Gaylord when the lumber yard was opened there several years ago, where he was assistant manager. He served in the armed services in the Korean War and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

   Surviving are his wife, Jean; a son Joseph M.; 3 daughters, Julie, Jill and Jacklyn, all at home; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Services were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Gaylord St. Mary's Catholic Church, and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin, at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Nelson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 07-17/1974 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

VERA JEAN (CAMERON) HICKERSON (20 SEP 1933 - ?) s/w Joseph W.


PEARL B. HICKEY (24 MARCH 1886 - 2 JUNE 1961)

 

PEARL HICKEY DIES AT HOME

 

   Mrs. Pearl B. Hickey, 75, died at her home Friday after suffering a heart attack. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, the former Pearl Bellinger was born on March 24, 1886 in Gladwin Township. On May 10, 1910 she was married to John Hickey in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1923. Mrs. Hickey was employed at Charles Wolohan elevator and in the county treasurer's office for many years.

   Surviving are a son, Mark, of Lake Zurich, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Helen McDonald, of Empire, Mich.; three brothers, Dr. Don Bellinger, of Saginaw; Ron Bellinger, of Gladwin, and Dr. Wright Bellinger, of Howell; two sisters, Mrs. Virgilene Ballmer, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Geneva Love, of Mt. Pleasant; and five grandchildren.

   Rosary was read at the Miner Chapel at 8 p.m. Sunday and funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. The Fr. Francis Flynn and Fr. George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-07/1961 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

CATHERINE E. HITZLER (1917 - ?) s/w Kenneth C.

 

KENNETH C. HITZLER (1 SEP 1914 - 22 OCT 1998)

 

   Kenneth C. Hitzler, 84, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in the city of Gladwin after a short illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Catherine "Kate" Moon November 28, 1936 in Saginaw. He was employed by General Motors Transmission Plant in Saginaw and retired in 1972 after 37 years. He lived in Gladwin County for 26 years and previously lived in Saginaw. He was a member of the Gladwin Eagles #3292, the Secord Eagles #4121 and the Gladwin Conservation Department.

   He is survived by his wife; two daughters; Carol and husband Dick Langley of Bay City, and Debbie and fiance Craig Coplin of Pinconning; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grand daughter, Bonnie Barron, and a brother Nelson Hitzler. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Fr. Julius Spleet officiating. He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Association. Gladwin County Record dated 10-28/1998 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

CARL F. HOARD (7 JULY 1922 - 20 MARCH 1997)

 

Carl F. Hoard, 74, of Gladwin, died suddenly, Thursday, March 20, 1997 at his home. Born July 7, 1922 in Wheeler, he was a lifetime Gladwin resident. Carl married Verdona (Darling) Hoard March 21, 1952 in Angola, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II. He was employed by Wolverine and DeShano Construction and Hillard Drilling, retiring in 1985. He was a member of VFW 7303, Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Steve and wife Becky of Lansing, James and wife Diana of Gladwin; two daughters, Debbie and husband Larry Crawford and Diane and husband Jon Smith, all of Gladwin; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Crawford in 1995, two sisters and two brothers.

   Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Special military graveside services were held by VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 03-26/1997 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

VERDONA (DARLING) HOARD (12 JULY 1931 - 21 MARCH 2004)

 

Verdona Hoard, age 72, of Gladwin died March 21 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin following a long illness. Verdona was born July 12, 1931 in Lansing to Ernest and Huldah (Cox) Darling. She lived in Gladwin County all her life. She worked at Silverleaf Laundry of Gladwin and was manager at DeShano Construction Company. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She married Carl Hoard on March 21, 1952 in Angola, Ind. He passed away in 1997.

 

Surviving are her children Steve (Becky) Hoard of Harrison, James (Linda) Hoard, Debbie (Larry) Crawford, John (Diana) Hoard, and Diane (Jon) Smith, all of Gladwin; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sister Marvella Frith of Cal., brother Bud Darling of Traverse City, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, and granddaughter Jennifer Crawford.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will be officiating. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

ANTON P. "STEVE" HUMBACH (2 JAN 1897 - 10 NOV 1977) husband of Rose M.

 

Anton Steve Humbach, 80, of 1662 S. Weiman Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Saginaw Community Hospital following a long illness. Born in Yugoslavia on January 2, 1897, he came to Gladwin County 60 years ago. Mr. Humbach was a farmer and cabinet maker. During wartime he was employed at Defoe Shipyard. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. He was married to the former Grace Adams on September 22, 1975, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Alma) Lusk of Warren, Mrs. Carl (Veronica) Winn of Fenton and Mrs. Paul (Rose Mary) Metzger of Australia; 4 sons, John of Sterling Heights, Joseph of Livonia, Richard of Warren and Michael of Roseville; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Kust of Austria; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1977 Column - 6 Page - 2


ROSE MARY (TRAUB) HUMBACH (10 AUG 1906 – 25 OCT 1971) wife of Anton P.

 

Rose Humbach

 

Mrs. Rose I Humbach, 66, of Hay Township, drowned in the Tittabawassee River, Monday, October 25. Born in Hungary-Austria August 10, 1906, Mrs. Humbach came to Detroit in 1920 from Austria. She and Anton Humbach were married February 25, 1922, in Detroit, and came to their farm in Hay Township in October 1931, where they have since farmed. The former Rose Traub, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Anton; five sons, Stephan of Cocoa Beach, Fla., John of Utica, Joseph of, Livonia, Richard of Warren, and Gene Michael of Sterling Heights; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Anna) Lusk of Warren, Mrs. Carl (Veronica) Winn of Fenton, and Mrs. Paul (Rosemary) Metzger of Lansing; two brothers, John and Anton Traub of Akron, Ohio; 2 sisters Mrs. Anna Siroche of St. Clair Shores, and Mrs. Mary Hemli ofAkron, Ohio; and 27grandchildren. One daughter, Mary Edna Raupp, preceded her in death July 14, 1970.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:00 a. m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church' with the Rev. Fr. Edward Trombley officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary was read Monday evening at Mathews Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Humbach was reported missing from her home on Weiman Road Monday, Oct. 25, by her husband, Anton. When she did not return, a search was started by relatives and friends,

aided by a Department of Natural Resources plane and sheriff's department boats. Her body was recovered from the Tittabawassee River Friday, Oct. 29. Gladwin County Record dated 11-3/1971 Column - 4 Page - 2.

 

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FLORENCE M. ILLIG (1925 - ?) s/w Jerome W.


JEROME W. ILLIG (1924 - ?) s/w Florence M.


MICHAEL ADAM ISBLE (1 FEB 1964 – 5 APR 1964) (baby)

 

Services Held for Infant

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Michael Adam Isble, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Isble, of Butman Township, who died Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Bay City, after a two month illness. The Rev. Fr. George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  He was born on Feb. 1, 1964, in West Branch.

 

Surviving a re his parents; four brothers, Floyd, Dean, George and Andy, and three sisters, Lora, Mary and Georgene, all at home; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Meadows, of Dayton, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. George Gilbert, of Mt. Morris; and great grandmother, Mrs. Mary Albright, of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 4-8/1964 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

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EDWARD L. JACOBS (18 APR 1901 – 5 NOV 1964) s/w Frances

 

Services Held for Ed Jacobs

 

Edward L. Jacobs, 63, Gladwin businessman, died Thursday after several months illness. He was born in Hampton Township, Bay County, on April 18, 1901, and was married to the former Frances Swantek, November 10, 1920, in Essexville. In 1935 he came to Gladwin as head mechanic of the Ford Garage. He became associated with the late Merrill Sherlock in 1945 and they operated Sherlock and Jacobs Garage until the death of Mr. Sherlock in 1960. Until recently Mr. Jacobs and his son, Robert, operated the garage.

 

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald of Gladwin, and Robert at home; four daughters, Mrs. Warren (Helen) Turner, of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Ward (Betty) Kern,

of Gladwin, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Sites and Mrs. Wayne (Madeline) Longstreth, of Beaverton;

four brothers, Leo and Floyd, of Essexville, Lawrence, of Bay City, and Leonard, of Fairgrove; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Jacobs, and Mrs. Leo Miner, of Essexville; and 16 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 10 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. George

B. Artman officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1964 Column – 2 Page – 1.

 

EUGENE J. JACOBS (23 MARCH 1922 - 18 DEC 1999)

 

Eugene J. Jacobs, 77, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at his home. Born March 23, 1922 in Bay City, he was the son of Ernest and Mabel Barcey Jacobs. Eugene married Hilda Torr, Feb. 22, 1941 in Flint. They moved to Gladwin/Wooden Shoe in 1964. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. He worked as a truck driver most of his life.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Gary and wife Sheila of Linwood, and James and wife Rochelle of Gladwin; two daughters, Cheryl Morsello of Gladwin, and Susan and husband Dale Cochrane of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangement.


FRANCES C. (SWANTEK) JACOBS (26 FEB 1903 – 18 OCT 1997) s/w Edward

 

FRANCES C. JACOBS

 

Frances C. Jacobs, 94, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin. Born Feb. 26, 1903 in Hampton Township, she was the daughter of Max and Agnes Jarczynski Swantek. The former Frances Swantek married Edward Jacobs, Nov. 10, 1920 in Essexville. They came to Gladwin in 1935. He preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1964. Frances was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Farm Bureau.

 

Surviving are two sons, Robert, and Ronald and wife Marion, all of Gladwin; four daughters, Helen and husband Warren Turner of Evansville, Ind., Betty and husband Ward Kern of Ft. Mead, Fla., and Marjorie and husband Tom Bieganek and Madeline Longstreth, all of Beaverton; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in

death by five brothers, five sisters, and a son-in-law, Wayne Longstreth.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m.Tuesday at Sacred Heart CatholicChurch with Fr. Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held at 8 p.m. Monday at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-22/1997 Column – 1 Page B-5.

 

PATRICIA ANNE (CASEY) JAQUES (8 APRIL 1929 - 20 MAY 2003)

Patricia Anne Jaques , age 74, of Gladwin died May 20, 2003 in West Branch, suddenly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born April 8, 1929 to John and Genivieve (Gross) Casey in Detroit. Patricia worked as a Kitchen Aid at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. She lived in Gladwin County since 1994, Lincoln Park being her previous place of residence. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was marred in Detroit to John T. Jaques on July 10, 1948.

She is survived by her husband, John Jaques of Gladwin; three daughters, Sharon (Larry) Alexander of Gibraltar, Jannette Smith of Taylor, and Patricia (Todd) Katke of Faithorn; two sons, John P. (Susan) Jaques of Woodhaven, and Allan G. (Nora) Jaques of Townville, SC; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Dolores (William) Jaques of Redford, and Noreen Vallimont of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents.

The funeral service was held Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial took place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin.

CHARLES A. JETER (5 JAN 1900 – 2 AUG 1984) s/w Minnie E.

 

CHARLES JETER

 

Charles A. Jeter, 84, of 1796 Pratts Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Bloomington, HI., on January 5, 1900, he moved to Flint in 1919 and worked 30 years for Buick Motors. After retiring in 1949, he owned and operated a convenience store and gas station in Flint. He came to Gladwin County in 1956 and operated The Oaks Resort on Ptatt Lake Rd. Mr. Jeter and the former Minnie Klinger were married February 21, 1925, in Flint.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Eileen) Bandur of Manistee; 2 grandchildren and a great grandson. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen and Deacon Stanley Belanger officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-8/1984 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

CLARENCE L. JETER (21 MARCH 1892 - 28 JAN 1963) husband of Dorothy E.

 

RITES THURSDAY FOR C. L. JETER

 

   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Clarence L. Jeter, 70, who died suddenly Monday at his home in Tobacco Township. The Rev. Fr. George Artman will officiate and burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

   Born in South Bend, Ind., on March 21, 1892, he was married to the former Dorothy Klinger on March 15, 1924, in Flint. A retired sign painter for Buick Motor Co., they came to Gladwin County from Flint 11 years ago. He was a member of Woodman of The World and a life member of Local U.A.W. No. 599, Flint.

   Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one brother, Charles, of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Betty Anderson, of Chicago; three nieces and one nephew. Gladwin County Record dated 01-30/1963 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

DORTHEY E. (KLINGER) JETER (5 SEP 1895 - 13 NOV 1974) wife of Clarence L.

 

DORTHEY JETER

 

Mrs. Dorthey E. Jeter, 79, of Lapeer, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Lapeer. Born in Fairgrove, September 5, 1895, the former Dorthey Klinger was married to Clarence Jeter who died in 1963. She lived in Beaverton and Gladwin many years before going to Lapeer in 1973.

 

Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Minnie) Jeter of Gladwin, and Mrs. Clifton (Grace) Phinney of Rittman, Ohio; 17 nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Church of Immaculate Conception, Lapeer, Saturday and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-20/1974 Column – 4 Page – 4.


MINNIE E. (KLINGER) JETER (25 OCT 1905 – 11 DEC 1995) s/w Charles A.

 

MINNIE E. JETER

 

Minnie E. Jeter, 90, of Gladwin and formerly of Flint, died Monday, Dec. 11, 1995 at the Mid-

Michigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin. Born Oct. 25, 1905 in Vassar, she operated a gas and convenience store in Flint. She came to Gladwin County in 1956 and operated Oaks Resort on Pratt Lake. Mrs. Jeter was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Minnie Klinger married Charles Jeter Feb. 21, 1925 in Flint. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1984.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Eileen) Bandur of Bradenton, Fla.; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, 2 sisters and one brother.

 

Rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the

Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A rosary will be held at

7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-13/1995 Column – 1 Page – 7.

 

MARIO “MIKE” JOB (21 JAN 1910 - 1 AUG 2002)

 

Mario “Mike” Job, 92, of Gladwin passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Center. He was born in Ohio on Jan. 21, 1910 to the late Lorenzo and Adelaide (Tartar) Job. He married the former Rose Medve on April 11, 1940 in Detroit; she preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1996.

 

The couple moved to Gladwin from Detroit in 1952. Mike was a member of the O’Dell’s Coffee Group and a lifetime member of the Booster Club. He enjoyed coaching little league for many years. Mike was a founding member of the Gladwin Area Hockey Association, was an avid hunter and golfer, and was also inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. Mike was retired from the Ironworkers Local #25 and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

He is survived by two sons, Michael Job of San Francisco, California and Joseph (Kim) Job of Livonia; three daughters, Carolyn (Alois) von Matt, Roslyn Job and Marilyn (Jim) Cook, all of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren; one brother, John Job of Santa Clara, California; and two sisters, Anne White of Riverview, Michigan and Mildred Mott of Gladwin. He was predeceased by one brother and three sisters.

 

Funeral liturgy was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial may be made out to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


ROSEYN (MEDVE) JOB (1 JUNE 1912 – 15 JAN 1996) m 11 Apr 1944

 

Rose Job, 83, of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 15, 1996 at Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center- Gladwin. Born June 1, 1912 in Duquesne, Penn., she moved to Gladwin in 1952. Mrs. Job was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a founder of the Sacred Heart Mission. The former Rose Medve married Mario Job April 11, 1940 in Detroit.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters. Carolyn and husband Alois vonMatt of

Gladwin, Roslyn Job of Plantation, Fla,, and Marilyn and husband Jim Cook of Gladwin; 2 sons, Michael of San Francisco, Calif, and Joseph and wife Kim of Livonia; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers.

 

Rites will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The

Rev. Father Jules Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Right to Life, food for the poor or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 1-17/1996 Column – 2 Page – 7.

 

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DAVIS KALLIE (10 NOV 1928 - 14 NOV 2003)

 

   Davis Kallie, age 75 of Gladwin passed away Friday, Nov. 14 at the Mid Michigan Medical  Center-Midland. Davis was born Nov. 10, 1928 in Detroit. He married Mary Simms on March 9, 1957  in Angola, Ind. Davis served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict and is a member  of the VFW Post 7303. Surviving him are his wife, Mary; two sisters, Mary Bean of Southgate and  Ramza Streitz of Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. One brother Jacob Kallie predeceases  him.

   Services were held 11 am Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiated  and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held 7 pm Sunday at the Sisson  Funeral Home. Grave side services were under the auspices of VFW Post 7303.

 

ERMA VICTORIA (MARTONOSI) KEEN (27 FEB 1922 - 29 JULY 1987) m. 11 Nov 1939, s/w Leonard

 

Mrs. Erma Victoria Keen, 65, of 549 Old M-30, Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 29, after a short

illness.  Born in Gladwin Feb. 27, 1922, she had spent her lifetime here and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She and her husband operated Gladwin Cycle Sales at White Star. The former Erma Martonosi, she was married to Leonard D. Keen Nov. 11, 1939, in Gladwin.

 

Surviving besides her husband are, 7 sons, Lenny, Albert, Ken, Mike, Ed and Eldon of Gladwin; 5 daughters, Mrs. Anna Fenton and Mrs. Shirley Balzer of Gladwin, Mrs. Linda Yeager of Birch Run, Mrs. Sharon Wyble of Wallace, Mrs. Marie Plude of Beaverton and Mrs. Kay Vaillancourt of Midland; 2 brothers, Leo and Joe Martonosi of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Govitz of Gladwin; 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-5/1987 Column – 4 Page – 2.


LEONARD KEEN (17 MARCH 1921 - ?) m. 11 Nov 1939, s/w Erma


FLOSSIE IRENE (GREER) KEHOE (10 MARCH 1892 – 22 JAN 1970) s/w Mark

 

Flossie Kehoe Dies Suddenly

 

Mrs. Flossie Irene Kehoe, 77, died suddenly at her home on No. Silverleaf St., in Gladwin, Thursday, Jan. 22. Born in Gladwin March 10, 1892, Mrs. Kehoe had lived her entire life here. The former Miss Flossie Irene Greer and Mark Kehoe were married in Gladwin May 3, 1911. He preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1965.

 

Surviving are five sons, Don, Jack and, Mark, of Gladwin; William, of Bay City and Albert, of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Seipke and Mrs. Kathryn Bailey, of Bay City.

 

Services were held Saturday at 10 a. m. from the Hall .Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Edward

Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said Friday at 8 p. m. Gladwin County Record dated 1-28/1970 Column – 3 Page – 1.


GRENVUL M. KEHOE (8 SEP 1912 - 2 JULY 1961)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO GRENVUL KEHOE

 

   Grenvul M. Kehoe, 48, of 1289 Delaney St., Flint, died Sunday at Saginaw General Hospital after a three months illness. Born in Gladwin on Sept. 8, 1912, he had lived in Flint for 30 years, and was employed as an electrician for Motor City Electric in Flint. His wife preceded him in death in March, 1961.

   Survivors include one son, George, of Bay City; four daughters, Joyce of Bay City, Mrs. Shirley Rhobe, Mrs. Bonnie Jeager and Mrs. Winnie Doerfer, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; five brothers, Don and Jack, of Gladwin, Bill of Bay City, Mark of Livonia, and Albert of Flint; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Seipke and Mrs. Cathryn Bailey, of Bay City.

   Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m at Sacred Heart Church. Rosary was said at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Fr. George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-05/1961 Column - 3 Page - 1


MARK KEHOE, SR (28 AUG 1889 – 19 NOV 1965) s/w Flossie

 

Illness Fatal to Mark Kehoe

 

Mark Kehoe; 76, died Friday, Nov. 19, following an illness of a month. Born in Gladwin Township

August 28, 1889, he had lived his entire lifetime in the county. He had been a farmer until his retirement several years ago when he moved to Gladwin City. Mr. Kehoe and the former Miss Flossie Greer were married in Gladwin May 3, 1911. They were the parents of nine children.

 

Survivors in addition to his wife are five sons, Jack and Donald, of Gladwin, Bill of Bay City, Mark of Livonia, Albert of Flint two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Seipke and Mrs. Carolyn Bailey, both of Bay City; 26 grandchildren a n d 28 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Dutcher of San Diego, Calif. A son and a daughter preceded their father in death.

 

Services were held Monday, Nov. 22, at 10::00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Ft. George Artman officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1965 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 

FRANCIS N. (McKINNON) KELLY (8 JUNE 1911 - 17 SEP 1981) s/w Vera G.

 

Francis N. Kelly, 70, of 3225 West Branch Dr., Gladwin, died Thursday, Sept. 17, in Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Born in Minnesota on June 87, 1911, he was employed by Hydramatic Div. of General Motors in Detroit and moved to Gladwin County when he retired in 1974. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Gladwin Knights of Columbus. He and the former Vera McKinnon were married September 19, 1931, in Minneapolis. She preceded him in death January 12, 1978.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Richard of Troy and James of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; 2 brothers, William and Robert of Minneapolis; 5 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Helm, Patricia Kelly, Mrs. Anne Dent and Mrs. Mary Cary of Minneapolis and Mrs. Joan Hugues of Louisville, Ky.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service and Rosary were held at Mathews Funeral Home Sunday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 09-23/1981 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

TIMOTHY AMBROSE KELLY (24 APRIL 1925 - 13 AUG 1985)

 

Timothy A. Kelly, 60, of Bellflower, Calif, and formerly of Beaverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Anaheim, Calif., after a long illness. Born in Fairgrove April 24, 1925, he moved to California 30 years ago from Beaverton. he was a mechanic in the Nuclear Basic Research Dept. Mr. Kelly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

   Surviving are 3 sons, Timothy, James and Patrick of Grand Rapids; one brother, William of Bay County; one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Broka of Beaverton; and one grandchild. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-21/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

VERA G. (MCKINNON) KELLY (24 AUG 1912 - 12 JAN 1978) s/w Francis N.

 

Vera G. Kelly, 65, of Secord Township, Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Midland Hospital. Born in Saskatoon, Sask., Can., on August 24, 1912, she moved to Gladwin County from Detroit in 1974. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Alter Society. The former Vera McKinnon, she was married to Francis Kelly on September 19, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Richard of Troy and James of Arlington, Texas; one step-brother, Marvin Soehren of Charles City, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary Service was held Friday evening at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-18/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

CHARLES W. KENNEDY (28 JUNE 1930 - 1 MAY 1997)

 

CHARLES W. KENNEDY

 

Charles W. Kennedy, 66, of Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, May 1, 1997 at home. Born June 28, 1930 in Grosse Pointe, he lived in Gladwin since 1989, and previously lived in Fraser. He married the former Irene Brazer, Jan. 30, 1960 in Redford. He had been employed by Chrysler Motors, Detroit in supervision, for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Secord Eagles Club #4121.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Brenda and husband Carmen Capozzoli of Royal Oak, two sons, Charles of Fraser and Lawrence and wife Mary of Royal Oak; one sister, Shirley Monte of New Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Walter Kennedy, as an infant, in 1960.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 5-7/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2.


EARL J. KIMBALL (31 DEC 1915 - 28 MARCH 1974)

 

Earl J. Kimball, 58, of 1700 E. Pratt Lake Road Gladwin died suddenly Thursday, March 28, of a heart attack. Born December 31, 1915, in Detroit, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army as a corporal from March 1942 to December 1945. He and the former Josephine St. John were married in Detroit Nov. 11, 1967. He was employed as a custodian in Grosse Pointe Schools until moving to Gladwin in 1972. Mr. Kimball was active in the Alcoholics Anonymous program and regularly visited patients in the ATC unit of Gladwin Area Hospital.

   Surviving are his wife Josephine of Gladwin; his mother; 2 sisters and 1 brother; a step-son and 2 step-daughters and 7 step-grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, of which he was a member, with Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was recited at Mathews Funeral Home Sunday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 04-03/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

 
ANTHONY CHARLES “CHUCK” KLEIBER 24 DEC 1929 - 13 OCT 1983)

 

Anthony (Chuck) Kleiber, 53, of 4960 Wildwood Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday evening, Oct. 13. Born in Flint on December 24, 1929, he grew up in Mt. Morris and served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He worked in plant security for General Motors until retiring in 1977. He came to Gladwin County in 1978. Mr. Kleiber was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus 5280. He was married to the former Patricia Hummel on December 30, 1950, in Mt. Morris.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Anthony and Justin of Mt. Morris; 7 daughters, Mrs. Tom (Pam) Crawford of Clio, Mrs. Terri George, Mrs. Rick (Chris) Lee, Dawn and Machel, all of Mt. Morris, Fawn and Bonnie of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Joseph of St. Ignace, Russell of Saginaw and Robert of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Carol Short and Marjorie Kleiber of Clio; and 9 grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Don Christensen officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. A Rosary was held at the Mathews Funeral Home Sunday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 10-19/1983 Column - 4 Page - 2


PATRICIA L. (HUMMEL) KLEIBER (1933 - ?)

 
FRANCES M. (STACEY) KOWALSKI (9 SEP 1922 – 24 JUNE 1992) s/w Leonard M.

 

FRANCES KOWALSKI

 

Frances M. (Fran) Kowalskl. 69, of 948 Rivers Terrace. Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 24, 1992, in the William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, from injuries sustained in an auto accident May 4.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept 9,1922, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Frances Stacey, she was married to Leonard Kowalskl Dec. 26. 1981.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Craig Parks of Chesterfield Township and Charles Parks of Waterford; one daughter, Barbara Whitmore of Shelby Township and 6 grandchildren. Her mother. Inez Sullivan of Clare, died June 27.

 

Rites were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Donald Chiistensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson- Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-1/1992 Column – 4 Page – 2.


LEONARD M. KOWALSKI (1919 - ?) s/w Frances M.


ROBERT J. KOZAK (2 NOV 1934 – 17 JAN 1999) m. 23 Aug 1958, s/.w Theresa M.


THERESA M. (SOEHNEL) KOZAK (7 MAY 1936 – 6 NOV 1993) m. 23 Aug 1958, s/w Robert J.

 

Theresa M. Kozak, 57, of Warren, died Saturday. Nov. 6, 1993 in Harper Medical Center, Detroit,

after battling cancer for nearly 17 years.  She was born In Gladwin on May 7, 1936, and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1953 as valedictorian and class president. In 1957 she graduated from Mercy School of Nursing In Detroit and worked at the former Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital. She received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Detroit in 1975 and worked at Hutzel Hospital until 1985. After she stopped working she devoted many hours to volunteer work at Hospital and at the Michigan Cancer Foundation. Mrs. Kozak was a member of the Catholic church and several societies.

 

Surviving are her husband, Robert 2 daughters, Mrs. David (Beth) Listello and Mrs. Bob

(Mary Ann) Gregor; one son Greg; her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Soehnel; 4 brothers,

Francis, Tony, Joe and Chet; and 4 sisters, Pat Soehnel, June Soehnel, Marie Klamer and Anne

Harper.

 

Services were held Nov. 10, from St. Mark*s Church in Warren. Burial was held Nov. 11, at 1 p.m in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-17/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.


ELIZABETH (NISCHT) KRAVAT (25 NOV 1886 – 13 MARCH 1951) s/w Jacob

 

Services Friday for Mrs. Kravat

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kravat, 64, passed away at her home in, Gladwin township on Monday, March 12,

following a short illness. Funeral services will foe held Friday morning 10 o'clock from

Sacred Heart Catholic church. The Rev. Fr. Michael Wolf will officiate and burial will be made in Highland cemetery. A Rosary will be held at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

 

Mrs. Kravat was born in Hungary on November 25, 1886. She came to the United States in 1904, and married Jacob Kravat in Detroit on July 31, 1905. They moved to Gladwin county and on their

present farm in 1913. Mrs. Kravat was a member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society.

 

Surviving are her husband, Jacob; two sons, Jacob, Jr. and Peter Kravat, both of Gladwin; One brother, Jacob Nischt, of New Mexico; one sister, Mrs. Mary Beck, of Detroit; also five grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 3-14/1951 Column – 7 Page – 1.


JACOB KRAVAT (24 MARCH 1888 – 4 SEP 1965) s/w Elizabeth

 

Services Held for Jacob Kravat

 

Services were held Tuesday morning a t 10 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Church for Jacob Kravat, 81, of Gladwin Township, who died Saturday after an illness of four days. Born in Hungary on March 24, 1888, he had lived in Gladwin County for 52 years. He was a retired farmer.

 

Mr. Kravat was married to the former Elizabeth Nischt in Detroit in 1905. She preceded him in death on March 13, 1951.

 

Surviving are two sons, Jacob Jr., of Gladwin, and Peter, of Ionia; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 9 p. m. Monday a t the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 9-8/1965 Column – 4 Page – 1.


JACOB J. KRAVAT (27 SEP 1907 - 18 DEC 1982) s/w Katherine

 

Jacob J. Kravat, 75, of 2593 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Detroit on September 27, 1907, he came to Gladwin County at the age of 5 and attended Gladwin schools. He farmed in Gladwin Township and also was a painter. Mr. Kravat was the maintenance man for the Sacred Heart Church, school and cemetery for 20 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Kravat and the former Katherin Fath were married in 1929 in Passaic, N.J.

   Surviving are 2 son, Joseph of Bay City and Ernest of Flint; 3 daughters, Sister Mary Faith (Helen) of Farmington Hills, Mrs. Kenneth (Katherine) Hock of Columbia, Mo. and Mrs. Norman (Betty) Rice of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier and the Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake service was held Monday at 7:30 p.m. and a Rosary service at 8 by the Knights of Columbus at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-22/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2


KATHERINE (FATH) KRAVAT (21 SEP 1910 – 11 JAN 1996) s/w Jacob

 

KATHERINE KRAVAT

 

Katherine Kravat, 85, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 1996 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home. Born Sept. 21, 1910 in New York City, she resided in Gladwin lost of her life. Mrs. Kravat was member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the altar society and was the longest living member of the Mission Circle. The former Katherine Fath married Jacob Kravat Oct. 12, 1929 in Passaic, N.J. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1982.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Joseph and wife Angeline of Houghton Lake, and Ernest and wife Marrie of Mio; 3 daughters. Sister I. Faith of Farmington Hills, Catherine and husband Kenneth lock of Columbia, Mo., and Betty and husband Norman Rice of Gladwin; one sister, Elizabeth Young of New York; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Fath.

 

Rites were held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. FatherJerome Niedermier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart School. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 1-17/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.


PETER M. KRAVAT (4 APR 1915 – 14 JAN 1981)

 

PETER KRAVAT

 

Peter M. Kravat, 65, of 2593 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Towne

and Country Nursing Home, Midland. Born in Gladwin on April 4, 1915, he attended Gladwin schools, Mr. Kravat worked at Markle’s Dairy for several years before moving to Ionia in 1940 where he worked in an auto factory. He retired in 1961 and moved back to Gladwin County in 1978.

 

Mr. Kravat was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 5280. Surviving are one brother, Jacob of Gladwin; 2 nephews and 3 nieces.

 

Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 1-21/1981 Column – 2 Page – 2.


ELEANORE (SKIERCZYNSKI) KUBICK (? - 24 APRIL 1983)

 

ELEANORE KUBICK

 

Mrs. Eleanor Kubick of Antler Arms, died Sunday, April 24, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she came to Gladwin County 37 years ago. Mrs. Kubick was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Eleanore Skierczynski, she was

married to Edward Kubick February 14, 1922, in Buffalo N.Y. He preceded her in death January 27, 1971.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Alice) Stack of Gladwin; 2 granddaughters; and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service was held Monday at 7 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 4-27/1983 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

L'S

 

JOHN BASIL LADNER (07 OCT 1929 - 8 NOV 1977)

 

John B. Ladner, 48, of 111 Saginaw St., Beaverton died Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Midland Hospital following a long illness. Born in New Brunswick, Can., on October 7, 1929, he moved to Gladwin County in 1945 from Mt. Clemens. Mr. Ladner was employed by Dow Co., as an electrician. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. He and the former Madonna McKimmy were married on July 11, 1953, in Midland.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda of Beaverton; 3 sons, James of Midland, Dan and Thomas of Beaverton; his mother, Mrs. E. Georgina Ladner of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Annie Frey of Lathrup Village; and one brother Ty of Midland.

   Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service was held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1977 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ROBERT J. LAFEVRE (16 JAN 1939 - 9 FEB 1994) Beloved husband and father, IHS


BARBARA JANE LAING (19 JUNE 1941 – 18 OCT 1985) wife of Ronald F.

 

BARBARA LAING

 

Barbara J. Laing, 44, of Harrison, died Friday, Oct. 18, in the Clare Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Detroit June 19, 1941, she moved to Clare County in 1980. She was a cashier at Ashcraft's Food Center and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The former Barbara Jane, she was married to Ron Laing Dec. 31, 1959, in Waterford.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Daniel at home, Ron of Kalkaska and David of Georgia; her mother, Wanda Jane of Arizona; one brother, Leon of Arizona; and 2 granddaughters.

 

Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christenson officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1985 Column – 4 Page – 2.


RONALD F. LAING (14 MAY 1940 - 28 SEP 1995) AK US Air Force

 

RONALD F. LAING

 

Ronald F. Laing, 55, of Harrison, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995 at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Born May 14, 1940 in Oakland County, he worked as a mechanical inspector for the state. Mr.

Laing was also a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. He married the former Barbara Jane Dec. 31, 1959 in Waterford and she preceded him in death Oct. 18, 1985. He then married the former Mary Joan Campbell May 30, 1987 in Harrison.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Daniel and wife Mary Kay of Ithaca; Ron and wife Karen of Kalkaska. and David and wife Suzanne of Watkinsville. Ga.; his mother, Pauline Laing of Kalkaska; 7 stepchildren, Keith and Kathy Campbell of Kalkaska, Mark and Yvette Campbell of St. Clair, Blaine and Camille Campbell of Anchorage, Alaska, Eric Campbell of Traverse City,

Stephanie and Barry Havens of Interlochen, and Anita and Edward Wiltse of Portage, Ind.; one

sister, Barbara Robins of Millersburg; 3 grandchildren; and 12 stepgrandchildren.

 

Services were held at noon Monday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin. Memorials may be

made to the Leukemia Society. Gladwin County Record dated 10-4/1995 Column – 4 Page – 2.


LISA COLEEN LANG (18 APRIL 1972 - 18 APRIL 1972) Baby

 

Lisa Lang

 

Lisa Coleen Lang, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lang, of Beaverton, died five hours after

birth Tuesday, April 18, at Midland Hospital. Survivors, in addition to her parents, are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lang of Beaverton, and Alec Cameron of Gladwin.

Services were held Friday at Hall Funeral Home, with Rev. Fr. Edward Trombley officiating, and

burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-26/1972 Column – 4 Page – 2.


MILDRED A. (SMITH) LANG (14 AUG 1917 - 9 FEB 1997) wife of William E.

 

MILDRED A. LANG

 

Mildred A. Lang, 79, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 at her home after a short illness. Born Aug. 14, 1917 in Owosso, she lived in Beaverton since 1943, moving there from Clare. The former Mildred Smith married William E. Lang on Dec 21, 1942 in Clare. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1985.

 

She had been employed by William E. Lang, Inc. of Beaverton, which she and her husband owned and operated since 1946. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, served on the Sacred Heart Catholic Church finance committee, belonged to the Ladies Solidarity; a C.C.D. teacher; involved in lay ministry; a member of the Mid Michigan Community College Board of Trustees; a member of the Gladwin County MSU Cooperative Extension Service; and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary, Post 7303, Gladwin County.

 

Surviving are three sons, William J. and wife Laura, David and wife Linda, Thomas and wife Devon, all of Beaverton; one sister, Mary Croker of Beaverton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Smith in 1973.

 

Services were held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with the Rev. Father Julius Spleet and the Rev. Father Donald Christiansen officiating. There was a scripture service Tuesday. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Sacred Heart Church or Hospice of Gladwin. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 2-12/1997 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

WILLIAM E. LANG (10 JAN 1922 - 17 AUG 1985) husband of Mildred A.

 

BILL LANG LOSES BOUT WITH CANCER

 

   Beaverton businessman, William E. Lang, 63, of 4340 S. M-18, died Saturday, Aug. 17, at his home after a long bout with cancer. Born in Beaverton Jan. 10, 1922, he had spent his lifetime there. He owned William E. Lang Excavating and was named Gladwin County Citizen of the Year May 11. He was also honored at a Bill Lang Day, sponsored by the Gladwin County VFW, April 13.

   He was a member of the board of directors of Chemical Bank Gladwin County, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 and American Legion Post 171. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. Mr. Lang and the former Mildred Smith were married Dec. 21, 1942, in Crewe, Va.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, William J., David and Thomas of Beaverton; 5 brothers, Albert of Morton, Ill., George, Walter and Cecil of Beaverton and Charles of Mukwonago, Wisc.; one sister, Evelyn Robertson of Gladwin; and 7 grandchildren.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. A Rosary was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 08-21/1985 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

 

William E. Lang, 63, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1985, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Beaverton. He married the former Mildred Smith, Dec. 21, 1942, in Crewe, Va. He was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, American Legion Post 171 and Board of Directors at the Chemical Banki in Gladwin County. He was a veteran of World War II.

He leaves his wife, Mildred; sons, William J. Lang, David Lang and Thomas Lang all of Beaverton; seven grandchildren; brothers, Albert Lang of Morton, Ill., George Lang, Walter Lang, Cecil Lang all of Beaverton and Charles Lang Mukwonago, Wis., and a sister, Evelyn Robertson of Gladwin.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with the Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. There will be a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call anytime today at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Midland Daily News dated 8-19-1985 Page - 2.

 

 

JOHANNA MAE LASKEY (19 JAN 1931 - 25 DEC 1999)

Johanna M. Laskey, 68, of Gladwin, died Christmas day at Bortz Health Center in West Branch, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a restaurant manager.

Surviving are three sons, Daniel of Ypsilanti, Randy and wife Brenda, and Barry and wife Trina of Dearborn Heights; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Shirley and husband Jay Gagne, Betty and husband Don Kingery, all of Gladwin, and Donna and husband Bob Vlach of Kentucky; two brothers, William and wife Velma Ellsworth of Westland, and Thomas Ellsworth of Inkster; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and brother, Jay Ellsworth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 1 to 8 p.m. at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. There will be a prayer service today (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also visit prior to the funeral service, beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Sacred Heart Church.

LOIS K. (LANTZ) LECHNER (22 MAY 1927 - ?) s/w Luther R.


LUTHER R. LECHNER (25 SEP 1917 - 7 JAN 1996) s/w Lois K.

 

Luther R. Lechner, 78, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996 at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1917 in Gladwin, he resided and farmed in Gladwin County his entire life. Mr. Lechner was a veteran of World War II. He married the former Lois Yantz May 21, 1949 in West Branch.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Lynn and wife Kristie of Gladwin, and Terry and wife Debra of Gladwin; one daughter, Karen and husband Douglas Sheehan of Gladwin; his mother-in-law, Mary Yantz of Gladwin; one brother, Rudolph of Harrison; 4 sisters, Laura Trapp of Canton, Leona Adis of Ferndale, Esther Hopson of St. Helen, and Elenore Paxton of Arvada, Colo.; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Emil and Louis.

   Rites will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Father Jerome Niedermier will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. today (Wednesday). Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or MidMichigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 01-10/1996 Column - 1 Page - 7

 

MICHAEL C. LENNON (1 OCT 1958 - 2 JULY 1976)

 

Gladwin Youth Dies in Lumbering Mishap

A 17-year-old Gladwin youth was dead on arrival at the Gladwin Area Hospital Friday morning following a lumbering accident in Grim Township. Michael Lennon of 1175 E. Eaton Rd., was found lying under a tree off the east fire trail north of M-61 by a companion who told Gladwin Sheriffs officers they were cutting timber under contract for the Department of Natural Resources deer habitat program. Daniel F. Kareus of Gladwin, told deputies he went looking for Lennon when his chainsaw ran out of gas about 10:50 a.m., and found him lying under the fallen tree.

 

Deputies reported that Kareus sawed a five foot section out of the tree with Lennon’s chainsaw, turned the victim on his back and tried to administer mouth to mouth resusitation before driving 12 miles to seek help. Lynn Mohr, DNR forester, said Lennon was working under one of several small contractors who aid the DNR program by regenerating aspen stands and providing food for the deer population. Lennon’s obituary appears on page two of this section. Gladwin County Record dated 7-7/1976 Column – 2 Page – 1.

 

Michael Lennon

 

Michael C. Lennon, 17, of 113 Eaton Rd., Gladwin Township, died Friday, July 2, when a tree he was cutting fell on him. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie C. (Jack) Lennon, he was born October 1, 1958, in Midland, and had lived all his life in Gladwin County. Michael attended Gladwin Schools and would have been a senior this next school year. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Gladwin High School Varsity Club, and of the Gladwin baseball team in the All-Cities League.

 

Survivors are his parents, Johnnie C. and Tina Capizzo Lennon; 2 brothers, Christopher of Gillette, Wyo., and. Thomas at home; 2 sisters, Rosemary and Carol Ann, both at home.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 7-7/1976 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 
FRANCES D. (SEYMOUR) LEONARD (24 SEP 1904 - 19 SEP 1976)

 

Mrs. Frances D. Leonard, 71, of 110 Seeley St., Beaverton, died Sunday, September 19, at Clare Osteopathic Hospital, following an illness of 3 years. Born at Whitefish Point, September 24, 1904, the former Frances Seymour was married to Lester L. Leonard December 20, 1930, at Romeo. They lived in Beaverton from 1944 to 1950 when they moved to Prescott. Following Mr. Leonard's death February 14, 1967, she returned to Beaverton, Mrs. Leonard was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Lester Jr. of Thermal, Calif., and Donald of Washington, Mich.; 3 daughters, Mrs. David (Eltha) Allam and Mrs. Walter (Pauline) Lang, both of Beaverton, and Mrs. Delores Stone of Mt. Clemens; 3 brothers, Noah Seymour of Wisconsin, Albert of Newberry, and Edward of Washington State and a sister, Mrs. Harry (Edna) Surrell of Sarasota, Fla.

   Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Joseph Castanier officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1976 Column - 6 Page - 2


LESTER LEON LEONARD (21 JULY 1902 – 14 FEB 1967) husband of Frances

 

Rites Friday for Lester Leonard

 

Lester L. Leonard, of Prescott, former Beaverton business man, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the

home of his daughter, Mrs. David Allam of Beaverton, following an illness of six weeks. He was 64 years old. Mr. Leonard operated a store in Beaverton from 1944 to 1950. After selling, he went to Prescott where he operated a theatre for a number of years and since had made his home. Prior to coming to Beaverton he had lived in Romeo.

 

Mr. Leonard was born July 21, 1902 in New Dover, Ohio, and married the former Frances Seymour Dec. 20, 1930, in Romeo. He was a member of St. Stevens Catholic Church and Holy Name Society at Skidway Lake.

 

Survivors are his wife, Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Eltha Allam and Mrs. Pauline Lang, both of Beaverton, and Mrs. Delores Stone of Mt. Clemens; two sons, Donald of Washington, Michy and. Lester Jr. of California; a sister, Mrs. Rose Wheeler of California; a half brother, Vernon Wood, of Washington, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Gladwin, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Kluonius and Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The rosary will be read Thursday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 2-15/1967 Column – 3 Page – 1.


MICHAEL F. LEZUCHOWSKI (12 DEC 1912 - 15 AUG 1998)

 

Michael F. Lezuchowski, 85, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1912 in Detroit, he was the son of Felix and Kathryn Lezuchowski. Michael married Sophie Mrozek July 21, 1945 in Detroit. They came to Gladwin in 1977. He was a member of VFW Post 7303, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

   Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Dennis of Southfield, and Bruce and wife Mary of White Lake Township; one sister, Adela Les of Wayne; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Graveside services were under the auspices of VFW Post 7303. Arrangements were in the charge of Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-19/1998 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

SOPHIE E. (MROZEK) LEZUCHOWSKI (14 SEP 1919 - 27 FEB 1999)

 

SOPHIE E. LEZUCHOWSKI

 

Sophie E. Lezuehowski, 79, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Gladwin Pines

Nursing Home. Born Sept. 14, 1919 in Raber, she was the daughter of Jacob and Clemaris Ludwig Mrozck. Sophie married Michael Lezuehowski, July 21, 1945 in Detroit. He preceded her in death Aug. 15, 1998. They came to Gladwin County in 1977. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are two sons, Dennis of Southfield; and Bruce and wife Mary of White Lake Twp.; four brothers, Dan Mrozck of Sault Saint Marie, Sylvester Mrozck of Gatesville, Albin Mrozck of Chicago, Ill., and Rudy Inch of Grand Rapids; one granddaughter, Cherish; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

 

Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held

Tuesday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 3-3/1999 Column – 4 Page – 2.


FRANCES ELEANOR (SHEA) LIDDY (22 NOV 1921 – 1 JAN 1990) m. 31 May 1947, s/w Joseph E.

 

FRANCES LIDDY

 

Frances E. Liddy, 68, of 10824 E. Lilly Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1990, at her home after a long illness with cancer. Born in Gladwin, Nov. 22, 1921, she moved back to Gladwin County in July 1986 from Pontiac. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Frances Shea, she was married to Joseph Liddy, May 31,1947, in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 sons, Daniel of Walled Lake, Keith of Ortonville, Leo of Gladwin and Paul of Niagra Falls, N. Y.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Michael (Rosalyn) Link of Pickney, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ruth) Johnson of Carifield, Ohio and Mrs. Timothy (Laura) Hamilton of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Mort Shea and Donald Shea of Gladwin; 5 sisters, Ruth Haight of Weidman, Nora Closs, Mary Vitkuski and Donna Thompson of Midland, Rose Ann Barber of Fisherville; and 12 grandchildren. A sister, Margaret, preceded her in death.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 1-3/1990 Column – 5 Page – 2.


JOSEPH E. LIDDY (12 AUG 1923 – 18 SEP 1998) s/w Frances E.

 

JOSEPH E. LIDDY

 

Joseph E. Liddy, 75, of Waterford and formerly of Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998 in Waterford. Born Aug. 12, 1923 in Cheboygan, he was the son of William and Clara Streibach

Liddy. He was a veteran of World War II. Joseph married the former Frances Shea, May 31, 1947 in Gladwin. She preceded him in death in January 1990. They moved to Gladwin in 1986 and Joseph moved to Waterford in 1996.

 

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #5280 in Gladwin. He was retired as a service manager with Sears Roebuck. Joseph loved gardening and family activities.

 

Surviving are four sons, Daniel and wife Jeri of Wolverine Lake, Keith and wife Virginia of Ortonville, Leo and wife Barb of Gladwin, and Paul and wife Wendy of Onaway; three daughters, Rosalyn and husband Mike Link of Munith, Mary Ruth and husband Ken Johnson of Ohio, and Laura and husband Tim Hamilton of Gladwin; one sister, Carol Jenkinson of Waterford; one

brother, Carl and wife Emmy of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care. Gladwin County Record dated 9-23/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.

HELEN F. (O’ROURKE) LINE (10 MARCH 1909 - 7 JULY 2002)

Helen F. Line, age 93, of Gladwin, passed away Sunday, July 7 at the Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland following a brief illness. Helen was born March 10, 1909 in Cairo, Illinois to Frank and Nell (Jones) O' Rourke She worked as an office manager for Ziebart in Detroit for many years. Helen was married to Delvin Line who passed away several years ago. She has been a resident of Maple Manor the past fourteen years and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are one son, Donald (Carleen) Bischoff of Gladwin; four granddaughters, Barbara (David) Zelenock, Laurie Bischoff, Kathleen (Loren) Beaton, and Jeanette (Harvey) Schultz; seven step grandsons, Chris (Chy) Morris, Jeff (Merry) Morris, Tim (Kathy) Morris, James (Norma) Morris, Jerry Morris, Joe (Tammy) Morris, Carl (Claire) Morris. One sister, Marian Bischoff, predeceases her.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family and a charity will be decided at a later date.

KAREN ANN LOAR (28 APRIL 1975 - 28 APRIL 1975) (baby)

 

INFANT KARAN LOAR

 

Infant Karan Ann Loar was born prematurely and died at birth Monday, April 28, in the Midland Hospital. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loar of Beaverton; three sisters, Anita,

Dawen and Rachel at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Loar of Beaverton. One sister, Sue Ann, preceded her in death in 1967. Services are pending. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-30/1975 Column – 3 Page – 2.


SUE ANN LOAR (15 AUG 1966 - 11 MAY 1967)

 

Infant Daughter Succumbs

 

Sue Ann Loar, the 8-monthsold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loar, of Beaverton, died Thursday at the University Hospital, Ann Arbor. She was born Aug. 15, 1966, in Clare. Suvivors are her parents, Robert and Linda Loar; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cornell and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Loar, of Beaverton; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Willford, Sr., of Gladwin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell of Beaverton, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Edgar of Gladwin.

 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. George Artman

officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-17/1967 Column – 2 Page – 2.

 
LILLIAN LEE LONG (6 JAN 1930 – 3 OCT 1998) s/w Marvin G.

 

LILLIAN "LEE" LONG

 

Lillian "Lee" Long, 68, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home in Gladwin. Born Jan. 6, 1930 in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Ralph and Lillian Dubey Ladebauche. Lillian married Marvin Long, June 25,1949 in Saginaw. They moved to Gladwin County in 1978 from Saginaw. She was very active in her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was the parish secretary and lay minister, and was active with the religious education.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Thomas E., and Lawrence and wife Laura, all of Saginaw; one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Jim Johnston of Flora, Ind.; one brother, Ralph and wife Ann Ladebauche of Saginaw; three sisters, Lois Edlinger of Albuquerque, NM., Ruth and husband John Callahan of Saginaw, and JoAnn and husband Jim Davidson of Logansport, Ind. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Long in 1996.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Father

Jules Spleet and Father Donald Christensen officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials may

be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Gladwin County Record dated 10-7/1998 Column – 2 Page – 2.


MARVIN G. LONG (1925 - ?) s/w Lillian Lee


MARY F. (RODEZ) LORBEK (2 OCT 1926 - 11 DEC 1977)

 

Mary F. Lorbek, 51, of 206 Fifth St., Gladwin, died at her home Sunday, Dec. 11, following a long illness. Born in Trieste, Italy, on October 2, 1926, she moved to Hallifax, Can., in 1950 and to the United States on Novembe 22, 1963. Mrs. Lorbek came to Gladwin in 1970 and helped her husband operate Johnson's Marine Service on North State St. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Mary Rodez, she was married to Albin Lorbek on November 27, 1954, in Toronto, Can.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by one sons, John, at home; one sister, Sonja Rodex in Europe; and 2 brothers Albin and Felix Rodez in Europe. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-14/1977 Column - 3 Page - 2


DOROTHY E. (REMINGTON) LOUYS (21 DEC 1922 - 9 FEB 1997) wife of Edward G.

 

DOROTHY E. LOUYS

 

Dorothy E. Louys, 74, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin. She was born Dec. 21, 1922 in Hartford, Ct. to Henry and Edith

Warner Remington. The former Dorothy Remington married Edward Louys on Nov. 27, 1943 in Wyandotte. They moved to Gladwin in 1985. She was a member of the P.L.A.V.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Kathy and husband Robert Morris of Gladwin; one sister, Martha Weeks of Deming, N.M.; and seven stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Gladwin County Record dated 2-12/1997 Column - 1 Page - 7.


EDWARD G. LOUYS (14 OCT 1920 - 24 DEC 1998) husband of Dorothy E.

 

EDWARD G. LOUYS

 

Edward G. Louys, 78, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1920 in Detroit, he was the son of Theodore and Pearl Louys. He moved to Gladwin in 1985. Ed married Dorothy Remington, Nov. 27, 1943 in Thompsonville, Conn. She preceded him in death Feb. 9, 1997.

 

He retired from BASF in Wyandotte in 1977 after 32 years as a Class A welder. He was a veteran of World War II and a life member of the Moose Lodge, the VFW in Wyandotte, and the P.L.A.V.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Kathy and husband Robert Morris of Gladwin; one brother, Jack Louys of New Boston; three sisters, June Boilltat of Las Vegas, Nev., Colleen Bredow of Kalkaska, and Rosemary Moe of Kent, Wash.; four step grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Father Julius Spleet

officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Graveside services were under the auspices of VFW Post 7303. A memorial service was conducted Thursday morning by the Loyal Order of Moose, Gladwin Lodge. Gladwin County Record dated 1-6/1999 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

KATHLEEN L. LOVE (30 NOV 1937 - ?)


RONEE LYNN LOVE (5 NOV 1978 - 23 JUNE 1989)

 

Gladwin man arrested in stabbing death of girl, 10

 

by Ron Przystas Record Editor

 

A Gladwin man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of a 10-year-old Gladwin girl Friday afternoon near the Wiggins Lake public access site in Sage Township. Gerald Arthur Roush, 49, was arraigned Sunday afternoon in 80th District Court on felony charges of open murder in connection with the slaying of Ronee Lynn Love, 10, of Wiggins Lake. Roush is being held in jail without bond and his preliminary examination will be set for 11 a.m. July 3, said District Court Judge Gary Allen. If convicted of first degree murder, Roush faces life in prison without parole.

 

Gladwin Sheriffs officers said Love's body was discovered alonga path near the Wiggins Lake dam late Friday afternoon by her aunt, Sue Bratcher. The child was last seen playing at the Wiggins Lake public access site nearby. "The girl was in the area talking and visiting with people and fishermen along the dam Friday afternoon," said Sheriff Terry Walters.

 

The sheriff noted that earlier in the day, Ronee had been playing with friends at the public access site to the lake, a popular area for fishing, swimming and children's play. However, Ronee was alone at the time she was abducted.

 

Authorities were called at 4:55 p.m. Friday when some children in the area heard screams. Several witnesses told police they saw a man with Love shortly before the incident occurred. Walters said Roush was identified because of a bright yellow t-shirt he wore.

 

The youngsters who heard the screams notified Ronee's aunt, and she went looking for her. The body was found, fully clothed, and covered with ferns and sticks along a trail about 60 yards northeast of the dam.

 

Ronee Love and her mother, Kathleen Love, were living with the child's grandmother in a mobile

home on Pebble Beach Dr., not far from the access site, according to neighbors. They had moved to the Gladwin area in May after Ronee's father died of a heart attack in Colorado in April.

 

During his arraignment Sunday, Roush sat calm and subdued. He was quiet during the 20-minute

proceedings, only speaking in response to Judge Allen's questions. Roush told Allen he had never been in court on a criminal matter before and he has lived in the city of Gladwin with his parents since November. Before moving to Gladwin, Roush said he lived in the Beaverton

area near the Gladwin County line.

 

Allen ruled that because of the seriousness of the offense, no bond would be set until the preliminary examination hearing. Roush asked about the possibility of bail being allowed in the future. "I'd like to be able to go home, your honor, to see my mother," Roush said. "She's been sick lately and has a heart condition." Allen told Roush he could have a bond hearing once he has a lawyer. Roush indicated his father was attempting to hire a Gladwin attorney.

 

However, a court appointed attorney, Michael Greer of Gladwin, was assigned Monday to represent Roush in the case. As he was led from the jail to the courthouse Sunday, Roush smiled

as photographers took his picture. Sheriffs officers said the girl died of multiple stab wounds. Police refused to identify what type of knife was used in the murder. They added the autopsy

and lab reports showed no signs of sexual assault. Authorities utilized statements from witnesses, evidence at the scene and an extensive investi- Continued to Page 5. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1989 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

Gladwin man arrested

 

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gation to build their case against, Roush. "Through our investigation and from the bits and pieces we got from people, we were able to pieced some things together," Walters said. "We had excellent.; cooperation between the departments."

 

Assisting deputies with their investigation were the Gladwin and West Branch State Police, Sheriffs , Posse and the Billings Township  Rescue Squad. Also, the sheriffs department tracking dog and mobile command unit were both used at the scene.

Evidence was analyzed by the State Police Crime Laboratory in Bridgeport and forensics studies

were performed at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

 

Authorities questioned Roush Friday evening and took him to the Bay City State Police post Saturday, where he underwent a polygraph test. Roush was arrested at his home in Gladwin at 2 a.m. Sunday. Walters said Roush was not acquainted with the victim or her mother.

 

"Our investigation reveals he acted alone and she was alone at the time of the incident," the sheriff added. "We're still gathering information and interviewing people who may have seen or heard something." Walters noted he feels his department "has an airtight case now, but we're still looking for more information."

 

For many Gladwin residents, the news of the stabbing death of the youngster brought back vivid

memories when authorities found the body of a Brighton area youth in Grim Township in September 1985. Shawn Moore, 13, was kidnapped near his home and killed in the Tittabawassee River State Forest by Ronald Bailey, 26; of Livonia.

 

For other residents, the murder gave them an uneasy fear similar to that found in large crime stricken metropolitan areas. "It's such a shame something like this had to happen," said Diane

Conley, who lives in the area where the incident occurred. "This proves these kinds of things can happen in small communities like Gladwin."

 

Early McDaniels, president of the Wiggins Lake Property Owners Association, said residents surrounding the Wiggins Lake community have still not recovered from what happened Friday. He said there will be a meeting Saturday at the Sage Township Hall ; at 9:30 to gather donations to help the family and offer support.

 

"You think about this happening with people from out of this area and we always think it happens

around you," Walters said. "But it knocks you off your feet and devastates you when it happens with local residents. It's unfortunate when there is any death, but it's especially tough when a small child is involved. Ronee's obituary appears on page 2. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1989 Column – 4 Page – 5.

 

RONEE LOVE

 

Ronee Lynn Love, 10, of 4116 Betty Lee Blvd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, June 23, 1989, in

Sage Township. Born in Charlevoix, Nov. 5,1978, she moved to Gladwin County May 15, from Leadville, Colo.

 

Surviving are her mother, Kathleen Love of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Rita Adams of Brutus, Lee Ann O'Neil and Christine Driscoll of Portland; 2 brothers, Jim Masta of Gladwin and Mark Love of Leadville, Colo.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baumann of Wyandotte and an aunt and uncle, Perry and Susan Bratcher of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Love, April 30.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Don Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Prayer Service was held at Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home Monday at 7 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1989 Column – 4 Page – 2.


CAROLINE LUCAS (9 JULY 1902 – 8 MARCH 1998)

 

CAROLINE LUCAS

 

Caroline Lucas, 95, of Gladwin, died Sunday, March 8, 1998 at the Gladwin Living Center. Born July 9, 1902 in Austria, Hungary, she came to Gladwin in 1971 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Caroline married Steve Lucas in 1923. He preceded her in death in 1964.

 

Surviving are one son, Alvin of Farmington Hills; one daughter-in-law, Daphne Lucas of Punta Gorda, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Stephen, in 1997; and one grandson, Stephen in 1982.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1998 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

DAPHNE R. (BROCK) LUCAS (6 MAY 1928 - 6 FEB 2003)

Daphne R. Lucas, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Florida. She was born on May 6, 1928, in Detroit, to the late Peter and Marian Brock. She married Stephen Lucas on Jan. 26, 1952, in Detroit; he preceded her in death on June 18, 1997.

She is survived by her children. Three sons, Peter Lucas; Timothy (Deborah) Lucas of Rockwell, Georgia; Eric (Darla) Lucas of Brighton, Michigan; three daughters, Regina (Robert) Zeisler of Paw Paw, Michigan; Marilyn (Robert) Messinger of Punta Gorda, Florida; Kim Jesse of Punta Gorda, Florida; eight grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Fr. David Brock of Canton. She was predeceased by one son, Steven Lucas, in 1982, and three brothers.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak and Rev. Fr. David Brock presiding with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Sisson Funeral Home.

STEPHEN C. LUCAS (10 JUNE 1927 - 18 JUNE 1997)

 

Stephen C. Lucas, 70, of Punta Gorda, Fla. and formerly of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Born June 10, 1927 in Detroit to Stephen and Caroline (Koch) Lucas, he was a veteran of World War II. Stephen married the former Daphne Brock, Jan. 26, 1952 in Detroit. They lived in Gladwin for 10 years before moving to Florida in 1986.

   Besides his wife he is survive by three daughters, Regina and husband Robert Zeisler of Grand Rapids, Marilyn and husband Robert Messinger of Grosse Ile, and Kim Jesse of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three sons, Peter and wife Patricia of White Lake, Timothy and wife Deborah of Boca Raton, Fla; and Eric and wife Darla of Brighton; his mother, Caroline Lucas of Gladwin; one brother, Alvin of Farmington Hills; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Scott, Oct. 8, 1982 and one son-in-law, Timothy Jesse.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father David Brock and Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 06-25/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2


STEPHEN SCOTT LUCAS (28 NOV 1961 - 8 OCT 1982)

 

GMGSN STEPHEN LUCAS

 

GMGSN Stephen S. Lucas, 20, of 5471 N. Cedar River Rd., Gladwin, drowned Thursday, Oct. 7, while swimming off Portsmouth, England. Born in Detroit on November 28, 1961, he attended St.

Suzanne grade school and Bishop Borgess High School. He moved to Gladwin in 1977 with his parents and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1979. Mr. Lucas joined the Navy in 1980 and was serving as a gunner’s mate aboard the USS Trenton.

 

Surviving are his parents, Stephen and Daphne Lucas; 3 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Regina) Zeisler of Westland, Marilyn and Kim of Taylor; 3 brothers, Peter of Dearborn, Timothy of Farmington Hills and Eric at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Lucas of Gladwin and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marian Brock of Detroit.

 

A memorial mass was held today, Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Joseph Castanier and the Rev. Father David Brock officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-13/1982 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

MICHAEL PAUL LYONS (1965 - 1965)

 

M'S

 

NANCY J. (YULE) MALENFANT (30 SEP 1943 – 25 JAN 1995) m. 6 Aug 1966, s/w Thomas E.

 

NANCY J. MALENFANT

 

Nancy J. Malenfant, 51, of Gladwin, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995 at MidMichigan

Regional Medical Center - Midland, following a heart attack. Born Sept. 30, 1943 in Saginaw, she was a resident of Gladwin County since 1986 when she moved from Saginaw. Mrs. Malenfant was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Nancy Yule married Tom Malenfant Aug. 6, 1966 in Saginaw.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Kelly of Gladwin; 2 sons, Tom and wife

Janice and Scott and wife Angel, all of Gladwin; her mother, Bernice Yule of Saginaw; her mother-in-law, Helen Malenfant of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Jim Yule and LaVem "Mick" Yule, both of

Saginaw, and Pat Yule of Chesaning; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Yule and her father-in- law, Richard Malenfant.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was In the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A scripture service was held Friday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-1/1995 Column – 1 Page – 6.


THOMAS E. MALENFANT (1946 - ?) m. 6 Aug 1966, s/w Nancy J.

 

HERMAN (WHITEY) MARK (6 FEB 1923 - 9 APRIL 1981)

 

Herman (Whitey) Mark, 58, of 515 S. Hawkins, Gladwin, died Thursday, April 9, in the Midland Hospital Center following an illness of a year. Born in Detroit on February 6, 1923, he came to Gladwin County in 1971, from Utica. He formerly owned Mark's Tool and Die Shop in Hazel Park and was employed by Brown Machine Co. Mr. Mark served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was married to the former Jean Skowron on February 7, 1944, in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) Turnquist of Canton and Mrs. Dale (Susan) Alexander of Beaverton; 2 sons, John of Pinconning and James of Gladwin; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 04-15/1981 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

HELEN A. (DIMITRU) MARTONOSI (18 NOV 1925 – 21 JUNE 1995) s/w Leo W.

 

 

Helen A. Martonosi, 69, of Gladwin, died suddenly Wednesday, June 21, 1995 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Saglnaw, from injuries sustained in a bicycle/ automobile accident. Born November 18, 1925 in Chicago, Ill., she resided in Gladwin since 1940 when she moved from Chicago. Mrs. Martonosi was co-owner and operator of Leo's Place in Gladwin.

The former Helen Dimitru married Leo Martonosi Jr. July 18,1942 in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Leo in and wife Bianne of Holland, and Nick and wife Kathy of Romania; one daughter, Tina Juliano of Flint; one sister, Margaret Lobbia of

Bourbonnais, Ill.; 8 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Emil Dimitru in August 1985 and a sister, Elizabeth Newman in June 1975.

 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with

the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. A

special scripture service was held Friday evening at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1995 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

LEO W. MARTONOSI (1923 - ?) s/w Helen A.


MARC LEO MARTONOSI (30 MARCH 1970 - 30 MARCH 1970) (baby)

 

Infant Son Dies Soon After Birth

 

Marc Leo Martonosi, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Martonosi, of 726 Butternut Dr., Holland,

Mich., died Monday evening at. Holland Hospital. The child was born Monday evening, March 30, and died soon afterward.

 

Surviving besides his parents parents are a sister, Lisa Anne; his maternal grandparents, Mr.

and Mrs. Byron Gordon of Sanford, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Martonosi Jr. of

Gladwin; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Martonosi Sr. of Gladwin, and Mrs. Helen Miklos of Gladwin. The baby was brought to Gladwin last Wednesday and graveside services were held that afternoon at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-8/1970 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

HAMEL E. MASSE (1913 – 29 FEB 1980)

 

HAMEL MASSE

 

Hamel Masse, 67, of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Gladwin, died February 29, in a

Las Vegas hospital following a short illness. Mr. Masse lived in Butman Township for 20 years and was a retired electrical engineer for Dow Chemical Co.

 

Surviving are his wife, Agnes; one son, Lawrence of Saginaw; 2 daughters, Blanch Krompetz and Carolyn Hagroot of Gladwin; and 8 grandchildren.

 

Mass was held Sunday evening, March 2, and graveside services were held Monday, March 3, in Las Vegas. Gladwin County Record dated 3-26/1980 Column – 4 Page – 2.


FERN MARIE (NAUMANN) MATHER (21 JAN 1917 – 19 APR 1986) wife of Milton M.

 

FERN MATHER

 

Fern M. Mather, 69, of 2149 Swanstra Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, April 19, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21, 1917, she came to Gladwin County in 1952 from Mt. Morris. She was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Auxiliary and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Fern Naumann, she was married to Milton Mather Jr. March 20, 1942, in Tennessee. He preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1984.

 

Surviving are one son, Michael of Sault Ste. Marie; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bill (Fern) Jones of Coleman and Mrs. Michael (Kathy) McKenna of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Marguerite Naumann and Genevieve Seeker of St. Louis, Mo.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A VFW Auxiliary memorial service was held Sunday at 8 p.m. and a Rosary was said Monday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 4-23/1986 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

JAMES W. MATHER (24 JULY 1922 - 17 AUG 1990)

 

James W. Mather, 68, of 181 Sherman St., Gladwin, died Friday, Aug. 17, 1990, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Saginaw, July 24, 1922, he had spent his lifetime in the county. Mr. Mather worked in maintenance at the Midland Hospital Center from 1965 to 1973. He served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Mather was a member of the American Legion Post 171, the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, a life member of the DAV Post 77, the VIP Club of Gladwin, Cooties Post 151 and the MMCC Senior Citizen Travel Club. Mr. Mather and the former Elaine White were married June 14, 1947, in Flint.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James (Bill) of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Martha Hilton of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Mrs. Martin (Elizabeth) Looker of Gladwin; one brother, Kendall of Grand Blanc; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Hillier of Gladwin; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen and the Rev. Father Leroy White officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A graveside military service was held by the VFW Post 7303. An American Legion memorial service was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 8 at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart School Endowment Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 08-22/1990 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

MILTON M. MATHER, JR (02 NOV 1916 - 15 SEP 1984) husband of Fern M.

 

Milton M. Mather Jr., 67, of 2194 Swanstra Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in East Jordan on Nov. 2, 1916, he came to Gladwin County in 1952, from Mt. Morris. He retired in May 1978 after 27 years with Dow Chemical Co. Mr. Mather was a 1st lieutenant and unit commander with the 701st Tank Battalion in World War II. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Gladwin Knights of Columbus. He was married to the former Fern Naumann March 20, 1942.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Michael of Kincheloe; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bill (Fern) Jones of Coleman and Mrs. Michael (Kathy) McKenna of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Kendall of Grand Blanc and James Sr. of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Hillier of Gladwin; and 4 grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Baldwin Beyer officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Knights of Columbus Rosary was held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 09-19/1984 Column - 3 Page - 8

 

CATHERINE MATHIS (20 APR 1888 – 15 JULY 1963) wife of Francois

 

Illness Fatal to New Resident

 

Mrs. Catherine Mathis, 75, died Monday at her home in Grout Township after a short illness. Born April 20, 1888, in Metz, France, she was married to Francois Mathis in France on Nov. 25, 1919. Coming from France to Detroit in 1959, she lived in Gladwin for the past month and was a member of the Gladwin Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, Francois; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Colson, of Gladwin; two sisters,

Mrs. Augusta Lutt and Mrs. Anne Blaine, both of Metz, France; and two grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-17/1963 Column – 2 Page – 6.


FRANCOIS MATHIS (1891 - 1967) husband of Catherine


CECELIA MATILDA (KRUSKE) MATTHEWS (22 AUG 1907 – 7 OCT 1983) s/w Ernest F.

 

Mrs. Cecelia M. Matthews of 1419 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Oct. 7, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Saginaw on August 22, 1907, she lived in

Gladwin before going to Burt Lake and Florida for 20 years. She returned to Gladwin a year ago. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Cecelia Kruske, she was married to Ernest Matthews on October 1, 1927, in Saginaw.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, James of Pontiac; 2 daughters, Mrs.

Fred (Geraldine) Lyons of Gladwin and Mrs. Duwayne (Kathleen) Carroll of N. Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Rhoades of Lennon; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-12/1983 Column – 4 Page – 2.


ERNEST F. MATTHEWS, JR (28 APR 1904 – 27 DEC 1997) s/w Cecelia M.

 

ERNEST F. MATTHEWS JR.

 

Ernest F. Matthews Jr., 93, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 at Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home, Gladwin, after a long illness. Born April 28, 1904 in Tiffin, Ohio, he previously lived in Saginaw. Ernest married the former Cecilia Kruske, Oct. 1, 1927. She preceded him in death, in 1983. He then married the former Ruth Hetrick, Sept. 29, 1986.

 

He had been employed by Sun Oil Company in Gladwin, retiring in 1965 after 32, years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, and Knights of Columbus Council No. 5282. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Geraldine and husband Fred Lyons of Gladwin; two stepchildren; one brother, Clifford of Texas; two sisters, Mary Card of Gladwin and Eva Sherman of Tiffin, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren;

five great-great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, James in 1991; a daughter, Kathleen Carroll in 1995; one brother and one sister.

 

Services were held at noon Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 12-31/1997 Column – 1 Page – 2.


RICHARD C. MAXSON (22 MARCH 1931 - 24 JULY 1996)

 

Richard C. Maxson, 65, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, July 24, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Gladwin following a sudden illness. Born March 22, 1931 in Sac City, Iowa, he resided in Beaverton since 1968 when he moved from Detroit. Mr. Maxson had been employed as a mechanical assembler at Brown Machine Co. in Beaverton for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Maxson was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 and enjoyed bowling and bingo. Mr. Maxson married the former Dorothy Murry.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Paul and wife Kandy of Beaverton, Chuck and wife Judy of Gladwin, Christopher and wife Laurie of Inverness, Fla., and Michael and wife Lori of Cape Coral, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mildred and husband Brad Watts of Saginaw, and Linda York of Taylor; one sister, Mildred McGrath of Royal Oak; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William Maxson in 1962.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 27 from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. Joseph White officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 07-31/1996 Column - 2 Page - 7

 
STEPHANIE MARY (BOZEK) MAZUR (2 APR 1919 – 16 MARCH 1998)

 

STEPHANIE M. MAZUR

 

Stephanie M. Mazur, 78, of Gladwin, died Monday, March 16, 1998 at the Gladwin Living Center.

Born April 2, 1919 in Moundsville, W. V., she was the daughter of Stanley and Tillie Bozek. She moved to Gladwin in October 1997 from Warren. Stephanie married Joseph Mazur in December 1939 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1962.

 

Surviving are four sons, Richard and wife Frances, of Gladwin, Joseph and wife Jeannie of Redford, Robert and wife Anna of West Branch, and Gerald and Pamela of Mayville, Tenn.; three sisters, Helen Mazur of Memphis, Anna Babbit of Bloomfield Hills, and Jean Sox of Delaware, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother.

 

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

Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1998 Column – 3 Page – 2.


JERRY L. MCGUIRE (5 MAY 1955 - 12 JUNE 1972)

 

Jerry L. McGuire, 17, of 4250 West M-61, Gladwin, died Monday at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, from injuries sustained in a loader accident on the sanitary sewer system, June 1, in Gladwin. Born May, 1955, in Gladwin, he was the son of John and Mary McGuire, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

   Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. McGuire of Gladwin; and five brothers, Michael, Patrick, James, John Jr., and Joseph, all of Gladwin; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marces O'Rourke of Vanderbilt. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. Edward Trombley officiating, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Rosary will be read at Hall Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 9:00. Gladwin County Record dated 06-14/1972 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOHN L. MCGUIRE (6 APRIL 1923 - 2 FEB 2000)

John L. "Jack" McGuire, 76, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at home following a short illness. Born April 6, 1923 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was a retired laborer, working for Faulkner Construction in Midland. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are five sons, Michael and wife Maureen, James and wife Teri, John, and Joseph, all of Gladwin, and Patrick of McMillon; two sisters, Eileen McKenna and Lucille Howard, both of Gladwin; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry in 1972; and one brother, Patrick.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Visiting Nurse or MidMichigan Hospice Gladwin County. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.

EILEEN MCKENNA (1919 - ?) s/w Mark


KATHLEEEN M. MCKENNA (1952 - ?) s/w Michael M.


KELLY MARIE MCKENNA (4 DEC 1967 - 6 DEC 1967)

 

Services Held for Infant Daughter

 

Kelly Marie McKenna, two day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKenna, of Gladwin, died last Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Saginaw General Hospital. She was born at Gladwin on December 4.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark McKenna, of Hamilton Township, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cameron, of Gladwin; and great grandparents, James McGuire, Clare County, Mrs. Anna McKenna, Gladwin, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Cameron,

Gladwin, and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Moomaw, of Beaverton.

 

Services were held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-13/1967 Column – 5 Page – 2.


MARK MCKENNA (20 OCT 1916 – 28 MARCH 1989) s/w Eileen

 

Mark McKenna, 72, of 10895 Balsam, Harrison, died Tuesday, March 28, 1989, in the Midland

Hospital Center after an illness of 3 months. Born in Clare County, Oct. 20, 1916, he had spent his lifetime there. Mr. McKenna farmed and was a drainage contractor. He was the Hamilton Township supervisor for several years, a former Clare County commissioner, a past member and president of the Gladwin School Board, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,  the Gladwin knights of Columbus 5280 of which he served as a Grand Knight 3 times of the 3rd degree and a member of the 4th degree, the Farm Bureau and an officer in the Land Improvement Contractor's Association.

 

Mr. McKenna and the former Eileen McGuire were married June 6,1939, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons, John and Thomas of Saginaw, James of Harrison and Robert and Michael of Gladwin; 5 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Patricia) Setlak and Mrs. Harold (Karol) Botwright of Bay City, Mrs. Peter (Mary) Mantei of Marysville, Mrs. Michael (Donna) Ridley and Mrs. Phillip (JoAnne) Rellinger of Gladwin; 4 brothers, Francis of Harrison, Bill and John of Gladwin and Jerome of Florida; 4 sisters, Mrs. Germaine Dennis of Mio, Mrs. Margaret Flynn of Gladwin, Mrs.

Mary Bremer of Saginaw and Mrs. Mildred Wells of Alpena; and 23

grandchildren.

 

Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart School or the Tootsie Roll Fund for Retarded Children through the Knights of Columbus. Gladwin County Record dated 4-5/1989 Column – 3 Page – 2.


MICHAEL MARK MCKENNA (10 JUNE 1951 – 14 OCT 1995) s/w Katheleen M.

 

MICHAEL MARK MCKENNA

 

Michael Mark McKenna, 44, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1995 at his home. Born June 10, 1951 in Gladwin, he grew up in Gladwin and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1970. Mr. McKenna worked for Saginaw Steering Gear and was a member of the local union. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served in the National

Guard from 1972 to 1978.

 

He married the former Kathleen Mather Aug. 8, 1970 in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived

by 2 daughters, Colleen McKenna and fiance Stacy Stocking of Gladwin, and Jennifer McKenna of Gladwin; his mother, Eileen McKenna of Gladwin; 4 brothers, John and Thomas, both of Saginaw, James of Harrison, and Robert of Naubinway; 5 sisters, Patricia Setlak of Standish, Mary Mantel of Marysville, Donna Ridley of Gladwin, Joanne Rellinger of Gladwin, and Karol Botwright of Bay City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark McKenna in 1989.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in

Gladwin with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary was held Tuesday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 10-18/1995 Column – 2 Page – 7.


WILLIAM W. MCKENNA (? - 1918)

 

PEG MCMULLEN (29 JUNE 1922 - 30 OCT 2001)

Peg McMullen, 79, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 at home following a long illness. Born June 29, 1922 in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of Louis and Helen (Burns) Brandle. She resided in Gladwin the last 11 years and was a former resident of Birmingham and Prudenville. Peg married James McMullen, Dec. 13, 1944 in Johnstown, Pa. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary 11256 and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Lois and husband Karl Kaupa or Rochester Hills, and Colleen and husband Dave Bonham of Gladwin; two sons, James H. and wife Gwen of Plymouth, and Bill and wife Nancy of McKinney, Texas; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Tom Brandle of Standish; and one sister, Carol Weaver of Waterford. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. A special service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday by the VFW Auxiliary 11256 with a rosary following by the Knights of Columbus.

CLARENCE W. METZGER (4 NOV 1915 - 17 JUNE 1999) s/w Rena R.

 

Clarence Metzger, 83, of Beaverton, died Thursday, June 17, 1999 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. Born Nov. 4, 1915 in Silver Creek, N.Y. he lived in Gladwin County since 1938 and previously lived in Silver Creek, N.Y. Clarence married the former Rena Witkoske, Dec. 26, 1940 in Gladwin. She preceded him in death Oct. 10, 1998.

   He attended the University of Michigan and Central Michigan University where he studied education. He was a principal and teacher in the Beaverton Rural Schools for 39 years.

   Clarence was active in Boy Scouts from the age of 12 years old and graduated Eagle Scout. His experience with the Boy Scouts prompted him to organize the first Beaverton Boy Scout Troop (Troop #55). He and his wife, Rena, ran Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation for many years.

   He was the founding member of the Beaverton Lions Club, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Gladwin, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a March of Dimes volunteer for 20 years, and on the board of trustees at Mid Michigan Community College. Clarence has been recognized for all his efforts and contributions by having the Beaverton football field named after him.

   Surviving are three sons, Thomas and wife Ileen of Coleman, Paul and  wife Rose of Horsham, Pa., and James and wife Angi of Marcellus; two daughters, Elaine Neal of Hope, and Kathleen Metzger of Decatur, Ga; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Metzger.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetey in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the family. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 06-23/1999 Column - 2 Page - 2  


RENA R. (WITKOSKE) METZGER (25 APR 1922 - 10 OCT 1998) s/w Clarence W.

 

RENA R. METZGER

 

Rena R. Metzger of Beaverton, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland. Born April 25, 1922 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of August and Mettia (Eschenberg) Witkoske. She married Clarence Metzger Dec. 26, 1940 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin.

 

Rena worked as an Avon representative for more than 35 years; she was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Choir and Altar Society; as well as being active as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, helping to organize the first Boy Scout Troop in Beaverton (Troop 55), and serving as a camp nurse at Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation.

 

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Thomas and Ileen Metzger of Coleman, Paul and

Rose Mary Metzger of Horsham, Penn., and James and Angi Metzger of Marcellus; two daughters, Elaine Neal of Hope, and Kathleen Metzger of Decatur, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma LeVee of Beaverton, and Pauline Scheer of Clare; a brother, Art Witkoske of Stafford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral mass was held Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with the Rev.

Father Julius Spleet officiating. Friends were received at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton

Monday and Tuesday. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 10-14/1998 Column – 2 Page – 2.


NORBERT F. MICHALSKI (14 OCT 1924 - ?) m. 10 Sep 1949, s/w Shirley L.


SHIRLEY L. MICHALSKI (19 JUNE 1927 - 23 NOV 1996) m. 10 Sep 1949, s/w Norbert F.


JOSEPH VINCENT MISSEL (1907 – 1 NOV 1972) s/w Julia R.


JULIA R. MISSEL (1907 – 9 JAN 1974) s/w Joseph V.


HORACE J. MOORE (26 SEP 1904 – 24 MARCH 1980) s/w Virginia L.

 

Horace J. (Hy) Moore, 75, of Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, March 24, in the Midland

Hospital Center. Born in Martinsville, Ind., on September 26, 1904, he moved to Detroit in 1922; to Rochester, N. Y. in 1926; and to Bay City in 1936 before coming to Gladwin in 1945. Mr. Moore managed the Gladwin Hotel for several years and was elected to the Gladwin-Beaverton Bowling

Hall of Fame in 1976. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Gladwin Knights of Columbus and the Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. Moore and the former

Virginia Nelson were married September 9, 1926, in Rochester, N. Y.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Richard of Beaverton and Raymond of Howell; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 12 noon from the

Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier will officiate and burial will be

in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service will be held Wednesday at 9 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 3-26/1980 Column – 5 Page – 2.


RAYMOND J. MOORE (19 AUG 1930 - 25 APRIL 1999)

 

RAYMOND J. MOORE

 

Raymond J. Moore, 68, of Mt. Pleasant, died suddenly, Thursday, April 29, 1999 at home. Born Aug. 19, 1930 in Little Falls, N.Y., he lived in Isabella County the last three years and previously lived in Clare. He was a teacher for Fowlerville Public School, retiring in 1986 after 30 years. He

was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Susan and husband Dennis Demerath of Shepherd; three sons, Stephen and wife Elizabeth, and William, all of Newaygo, and Thomas and wife Elizabeth of Sparta; one brother, Richardson of Beaverton; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) 9 until 11 a.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 5-5/1999 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 
VIRGINIA L. (NELSON) MOORE (2 MARCH 1907 – 17 OCT 1982) s/w Horace J.

 

VIRGINIA MOORE

 

Virginia L. Moore, 75, of 1200 N. Madison, Bay City and formerly of Gladwin, died at home Sunday, Oct. 17. Born in Detroit on March 2, 1907, she moved to Bay City in 1936 and to Gladwin in 1944. She operated the Gladwin Hotel for six years and then owned and operated Virginia’s Beauty Shop for several years until retiring in 1970. She moved back to Bay City about

eight months ago. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Stanislaus Church in Bay City and the

Gladwin Eagles Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Gladwin Ladies Bowling League and golf league.

 

The former Virginia Nelson, she was married to Horace (Hy) Moore on September 9,1926, in

Rochester, N. Y. He preceded her in death March 24, 1980. Surviving are 2 sons, Richardson (Dick) of Beaverton and Raymond of Howell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Urban of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Lucille Kusmeier of Bay City; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. Deacon Stanley Belanger officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday and an Eagles Memorial Service was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Gladwin County Record dated 10-20/1982 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JOHN MORAR (14 SEP 1895 – 29 JUL 1985) s/w Mary

 

(Midland Daily News, July 30, 1985)

 

John Morar, 89, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 29, 1985, at Gladwin Area Hospital

He was born Sept. 14, 1895, Romania and came to the United States at the age of 17. He married the former Mary Bura on July 29, 1923, in Detroit.

 

He leaves his wife; daughters, Goldie Parkinson of Warren and Ann Morar of Gladwin; and two granddaughters.

 

Services will be 11 am. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.     

 

There will be a rosary service at 8 this evening at the Sison-Mathews Funeral Home, Gladwin. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime today.

 

JOHN MORAR (14 SEP 1895 – 29 JULY 1985)

 

 

JOHN MORAR

John Morar, 89, of 34 N. Lockwood, Gladwin, died Monday, July 29, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Romania Sept. 14, 1895, he came to Gladwin County in 1965 from Detroit. Mr. Morar retired in 1964 from a factory in Detroit. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Morar and the former Mary Bura were married July 29, 1923, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Goldie) Parkinson of Warren and

Ann of Gladwin; and 2 granddaughters.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-31/1985 Column – 3 Page – 2.


MARY MORAR (1900 – 1 DEC 1987) s/w John

 

MARY MORAR

Marv Morar, 87, of 24 N. Lockwood, Gladwin, died Monday, Dec. 1, at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness.

 

Rites will be held Thursday a t 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Donald Christensen will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service will be held a t 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Visitation is afternoon Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 12-2/1987 Column – 5 Page – 2.


EMILY M. (CIESLA) MOREY (28 JAN 1918 – 19 JAN 1994) s/w William A.

 

EMILY MOREY

 

Emily M. Morey, 76, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994, at her home after a short illness. She was born in Detroit on Jan. 28, 1917, and moved to Gladwin County in 1978. Mrs.

Morey was a member of the Sacred Heath Catholic Church. The former Emily Ciesla, she was married to William Morey and he preceded her in death Oct. 25. 1992.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Ann Marie Carlan of Livonia; 2 sisters, Genevieve Prokup of

Redford and Ceclla Ray of Dearborn; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a

brother and 2 sisters.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev.

Father Edward Nemph officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. A Scripture service was held Friday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 1-26/1994 Column – 3 Page – 2.


WILLIAM A. MOREY (31 DEC 1909 – 25 OCT 1992) s/w Emily M.

 

WILLIAM MOREY

 

William A. Morey, 82, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Brantford, Ont., Can., Dec. 31, 1909. Mr. Morey owned property in Gladwin County since 1968 and moved here in 1978 from Dearborn. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are his wife, Emily; one daughter, Ann Carlan of Livonia; one sister, Helen Olsczewski of Detroit; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at noon from the Sacred

Heart Catholic Church. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held Tuesday at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-28/1992 Column - 3 Page - 2.


DORA E. (WILKER) MOSKAL (24 FEB 1927 - 31 AUG 2000) s/w Louis A.

Dora E. Moskal, 73, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at home following a short illness. Born Feb. 24, 1927 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Albert and Anna (Schroder) Wilker. She lived in Gladwin County since 1972 and previously lived in Detroit. Dora married Louis A. Moskal Sr., July 27, 1945 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin.

Surviving are four daughters, Annie and husband Jim McAlister, and Barbara and husband Dennis Ehlert, all of Westland, Joyce and husband Thomas Tufnell of Manistique, and Cindy and husband Bob Schornack of Dearborn Heights; one son, Louis and wife Sally Moskal of Dexter; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, and her parents.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
LOUIS A. MOSKAL, SR (13 MAY 1921 – 9 JUNE 1998) s/w Dora E.

 

LOUIS A. MOSKAL SR.

 

Louis A. Moskal Sr., 77, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home in Gladwin, after a long illness. Born May 13, 1921 in Detroit, he lived in Gladwin County since 1983 and previously lived in Detroit. Louis married the former Dora Wilker, July 28, 1945 in Detroit. He worked as a truck driver for United Trucking Service in Detroit, retiring in 1983 after 47 years. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Army Corp of Engineers.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Louis Jr. and wife Sally of Dexter; four daughters, Joyce and husband Thomas Tufnell of Taylor, Barbara and husband Dennis Elhert and Annie and husband James McAllister, all of Westland, and Cindy and husband Robert Schornack of Detroit; two brothers, Joseph of Oklahoma, and Michael of St. Clair Shores; one sister, Sophie Gontarski of Detroit; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin. A scripture service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Association, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Gladwin County Record dated 6-17/1998 Column – 1 Page – 2.

 

ELSIE FREDA (WHITE) DICKEN - MUIRHEAD (3 NOV 1913 - 9 APRIL 2003)

 

Elsie F. Muirhead , 89, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin. She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Billings Township to the late Frank and Edna (Wilder) White. She married Albert Muirhead in Oct., 1988; he survives her. She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1931. She taught at a country school in Billings Twp. and worked in the grade school cafeteria. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and did volunteer work for the Mission.

 

Also surviving are her children, Patricia and Al Cambridge of Houghton Lake; Carol and Joe Clark of Gladwin; Charles and Skip Dicken, Jr., of Gladwin; Franklin Dicken of Bay City; Nancy and Harold Allen of Saginaw; Al and Debbie Dicken of Orchard Lake; Mike and Laurie Dicken of Saginaw; Betty and Chuck Atwater of OR; two stepchildren, Janet Burnbaum of Saginaw and Dennis Muirhead of NM; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Sisco of Gladwin and Frances Strong of Saginaw.

 

She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles L. Dicken in Jan., 1971, and her sister, Isis Blanche White.

 

Funeral Liturgy was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding and burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made out to the Sacred Heart Mission. Arrangements were handled by Sisson Funeral Home.


ANNIE MURPHY (28 NOV 1887 – 17 NOV 1956)

 

Services Held for Mrs. Murphy

 

Mrs. Anne Murphy, 69, of Detroit, passed away Friday after an illness of four years. She was

born in Wisconsin on November 28, 1887. Mrs. Murphy is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Baumann of Gladwin and Mrs. John Emery of Grosse Pointe; and one son, Richard, of Detroit and 13 grandchildren. Four sisters also survive.

 

Rosary devotions were at 8:00 p. m. Sunday evening at the Hall Funeral Home. Funeral services

were at the Sacred Heart Church, Monday at 10:00 a. m. with burial in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. George Artman was the officiating clergyman. Gladwin County Record dated 11-21/1956 Column – 6 Page – 1.

 
DANIEL H. MURPHY (4 JUN 1922 – 16 APR 1995) s/w Luella M.

 

DANIEL H. MURPHY

 

Daniel H. Murphy, 72, of Beaverton, died Sunday, April 16, 1995 at the Tendercare Nursing

Home in Midland. Born June 4, 1922 in Flemingsburg, Ky., he resided in Gladwin County since 1959. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Hall No. 5280. He married the former Luella Dietz Aug. 12, 1944 in Botkins, Ohio. She preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1983.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia and husband Fred Athey of Beaverton; 2 sons, Michael and

wife Kimberly of Gladwin, and Joseph and wife Judy of Midland; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with the Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Gladwin County Record dated 4-19/1995 Column – 3 Page – 6.

 

 

MRS. ELEANOR (AMBLE) MURPHY (21 JUN 1923 – 1965)

 

GLADWIN — Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 am from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Gladwin, for Mrs. Eleanor L. Murphy, 42, who died Sunday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Saginaw.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Mrs. Murphy a Grout Township resident, was born in Harrison June 21, 1923. She lived in Gladwin County the past 14 years and was married in Gladwin Aug. 11, 1951 to Robert Murphy who survives.  Other survivors are four daughters;     Gayla Sue, Kathleen, Mary; three sons, Mark, Curtis and Brian, all at home; her mother,

Gladys Sharp; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Engel of Midland and Mrs. Nellie Bauder of Freeland; and two brothers,  Raymond Amble of Newberry and Richard Amble of Brimley.  The Rosary will be said for Mrs. Murphy at 8:30 p.m. today at the Hall Funeral Home.

        


ESTHER A. (KUENNE) MURPHY (11 MARCH 1908 - 14 FEB 1990)

 

ESTHER MURPHY

 

Esther A. Murphy, 81, of 1553 S. Grout Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1990, at her home after a long illness. Born in Sheboygan, Wisc, March 11, 1908, she was a registered nurse and was the county nurse until retiring. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Secord Ladies Aid.

 

The former Esther Kuenne, she was married to Robert Murphy, Aug. 6,1966, in Gladwin. Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Mark of Beaverton, Curtis of Westland and Brian of Waxahachie, Texas; 8 daughters, Mrs. John (Linda Vidosh) Zempel of Lake Jackson, Texas, Gayla Meier of Sanford, Sue Murphy of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Brad (Kathy) Bachelor of Athens, Ala.,

Mrs. Dave (Mary) Hong of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Bryan (Donna) Dysinger of Clare, Shela Ingson of Ellicott City, Md., and Sharon Messenger of LaFavette, Ind.; one sister, Mabel Morgan of Fairview; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held

Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sisson- Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the

Michigan Dept. of Health, Childrens Special Health Care, Box 30195, Lansing 48909. Gladwin County Record dated 2-21/1990 Column – 3 Page – 2.


LOUISE MURPHY (1923 - 1965)


LUELLA M. (DIETZ) MURPHY (8 AUG 1925 - 17 OCT 1983) s/w Daniel H.

 

Luella M. Murphy, 58, of 3049 Bard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 17, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Botkins, Ohio, on August 8, 1925, she came to Gladwin County in 1959. The former Luella Dietz, she was married to Daniel Murphy on August 17, 1944, in Botkins, Ohio.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Joseph and Michael of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Patricia) Athey of Beaverton; 3 brothers, Eugene and Clifford Dietz of Botkins and Charles Dietz of Kenton, Ohio; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rosella Martin and Mrs. Henrietta Knopp of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Virginia Peopleman of Botkins; and 10 grandchildren. A sister Genevive Etgen preceded her in death.

   Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. form the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Baldwin Bever will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-19/1983 Column - 3 Page – 2

 

 

Luella M. Murphy (Midland Daily News, Wednesday, October 19, 1983)

 

Luella M. Murphy, 58, 3049 Bard, Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 17, 1983, in Midland Hospital Center following a long illness.

 

She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Botkins, Ohio. She married Daniel Murphy, Aug. 12, 1944, in Botkins. She moved to Gladwin County in 1959.

 

She leaves her husband; sons, Joseph Murphy and Michael Murphy, both of Beaverton; daughter, Mrs. Fred (Patrica) Athey of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Eugene Dietz and Clifford Dietz of Botkins and Charles Dietz of Kenton, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Rosella) Martin and Mrs. Henrietta Knopp, both of Cincinatti, Ohio, and Mrs. Virginia Peopleman of Botkins. A sister, Genevive Etgen, preceded her in death.

 

Services will be at 11 am. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with the Rev. Baldwin M. Byer officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

 

Friends may call after 11 am. Thursday at Mathews Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 7p.m.

 

WANDA M. (HECT) MYERS (24 OCT 1940 - 9 JAN 2006)

 

Wanda M. Myers, 65, of Gladwin, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2005 at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1940 in Columbiaville to Walter and Helen (Carpenter) Hect. She married Gary Myers on Aug. 21, 1969 in Tawas and they came to Gladwin in 1986 from Flushing. 

   Surviving is her husband, Gary; two sons, Gordon Gross, Jr. of Millington and David Myers of Flint; three daughters, Julie Coleman of Millington, Michelle Barkley of Bridgeport, and Marie (Brent) Shipperly of Montrose; 11 grandchildren and four Great grandchildren; and two brothers, Gary Hect of Bay City and Brad Hect of Washington. One brother, Laverne, predeceased her.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff Donner officiating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 01-11/2006 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

N'S

 

PETER PAUL NOVAK (15 FEB 1921 - 1 JAN 1995)

 

Peter Paul Novak, 73, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 1995 at his home following a short ilness. Born Feb. 15, 1921 in Detroit, he moved to Gladwin from Detroit in 1980. Mr. Novak was employed as a tool and die maker at the General Motors' Livonia Plant before retiring Oct. 1, 1980. He was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Club Aerie 3292 and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He married the former Joan Rugenski May 20, 1943 in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Carol and husband Larry Benson of Detroit; 3 sons, Ronald and wife Linda of Detroit, Larry and wife Jan of Canton, and Jerry of Burlington, Iowa; 2 sisters, Carmella Rugenski and Genevieve Palermo, both of Detroit; and 4 grandchildren.

   Rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Julius Spleet officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Visitation will be at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin after Tuesday evening. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 01-04/1995 Column - 3 Page - 6

 

O'S

 

AGNES M. OARD (1930 - ?) s/w Harold J.

 
HAROLD J. OARD (30 APRIL 1930 - 15 JULY 1985) s/w Agnes M.

 

Harold J. Oard, 55, of 2460 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, July 15, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a short illness. Born in Buckeye Township April 3, 1930, he had spent his life here. He was a heavy equipment operator for Fisher Contracting in Midland and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Oard was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Gladwin Knights of Columbus 5280 and the Usher's Club. Mr. Oard and the former Agnes Cameron were married Aug. 17, 1956, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Carol of Gladwin and Mrs. Greg (Karen) Carpenter of Beaverton; his parents, James and Mary Oard of Beaverton; one sister, Marjorie Clapp of St. Louis; 2 brothers, Brad of Beaverton and Wilbur of Washington, Ill.; and 2 grandsons.

   Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake service was held Wednesday at 7 p.m. and a Rosary service at 7:30 at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 07-17/1985 Column - 4 Page – 2

 

 

Harold J. Oard, 55, 2460 Howard, Beaverton, died Monday, July 15, 1985, in University of Michigan Hospital, following a short illness. He was born April 3, 1930, in Buckeye Township, Gladwin County. He was a heavy equipment operator with Fisher Contracting. He served in
the Army during the Korean War. He lived in Gladwin all of his life. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Knights of Columbus 5280 and the Ushers Club. He married the former Agnes Cameron, Aug. 17, 1956, in Gladwin.

He leaves his wife; a son, James Oard of Beaverton; daughters, Carol Oard of Gladwin and Karen Carpenter of Beaverton; two grandsons; parents, James and Mary Oard of Beaverton; a sister, Marjorie Clapp of St. Louis; and brothers, Brad Oard of Beaverton and Wilbur Oard of
Washington, Ill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church Gladwin. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel after 7 p.m. today. There will be a wake service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Midland Daily News dated 7-16-1985 Page - 2.

 

HAROLD JOSEPH OARD (3 APR 1930 - 15 JULY 1985)

 

HAROLD OARD

 

Harold J. Oard, 55, of 2460 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, July 15, in University

Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a short illness.  Born in Buckeye Township April 3, 1930, he had spent his life here. He was a heavy equipment operator for Fisher Contracting in Midland and served in

the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Oard was a member ofthe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Gladwin Knights of Columbus 5280 and the Usher's Club. Mr. Oard and the former Agnes Cameron were married Aug. 17, 1956, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Carol of Gladwin and Mrs. Greg (Karen) Carpenter of Beaverton; his parents, James and Mary Oard of Beaverton; one sister, Marjorie Clapp of St. Louis; 2 brothers, Brad of Beaverton and Wilbur of Washington, Ill.; and 2 grandsons.

 

Services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George

Artman officiated and burial wasin the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake service was held Wednesday at 7 p.m. and a Rosary service at 7:30 at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 7-17/1985 Column – 3 Page – 2.

 

JAMES D. O'CONNELL (14 DEC 1922 - 28 JUNE 1988)

 

James D. O'Connell, 65, of 1405 N. Recreation Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, June 28, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born Dec. 14, 1922, in Highland Park, he moved to Gladwin County in February 1984. A memorial service will be held Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 06-29/1988 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

JAMES O'CONNELL

 

   James D. O'Connell, 65, of 1409 N. Recreation Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, June 28, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Highland Park, Dec. 14, 1922, he moved to Gladwin County in 1984 from

Madison Heights. Mr. O'Connell was a retired grinder for Barker Tool Co. in Warren. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Fr. Dolan Council 3170 in Hazel Park. Mr. O'Connell and the former Lorraine Adams were married Aug. 31, 1946, in St. Ignace.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Hazel Park; 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Lorre) Frank of Richmond and Mrs. Mitchell (Julie) Winiarski of St. Clair Shores; his mother Clara Washburn of Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cook of Panama City, Fla.; a step-father, Runey Deathrige of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a half-brother, Kenneth Hawkins of Tampa, Fla.; and 9 grandchildren. A son, Daniel, preceded him in death in 1987.

   A memorial mass was held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 07-06/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

LUCY E. OARD (12 MAY 1965 - 2 DEC 2001)

Lucy E. Oard, 36, of Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born May 12, 1965 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Robert Sheehan and the late Caroline (Rau) Sheehan. Lucy married Gary Oard, Aug. 20, 1988 in Gladwin at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a bookkeeper for AMPM Inc. in Midland and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She loved going shopping and camping with her family. Her children were her life.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Brooke, 6, and Faith, 18 months; her father, Robert Sheehan of Gladwin; 11 brothers and sisters, Jack (Cindy) Sheehan of Cadillac, Dan (Jan) Sheehan, Doug (Karen) Sheehan, Randy (Rita) Sheehan, Mary Sue Sheehan, Cindy (Ty) Anderson, Lori (Melvin) Molesworth, all of Gladwin, Don (Martha) Sheehan of Traverse City, Andy (Terrie) Sheehan of Gladwin, Kate (Randy) Glass of Fowlerville, and Lana (James) Czyzewski of Bay City; her mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Wanda Oard of Beaverton; one sister-in-law, Julie (Mike) Shearer of Gladwin; 32 nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

A funeral liturgy was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating.

Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A vigil prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made out to the family so that an education fund can be set up for the children. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

MORGAN JEAN OLIVASTRI (10 OCT 1995 - 19 NOV 1995)

 

Morgan Jean Olivastri, infant daughter of Anthony and Beronica (Robinette) Olivastri, died

Sunday, Nov. 19. 1995 at her home. She was bom Oct. 10, 1995 in Midland.

 

She is survived by her parents, one brother, Brandon Robinette, at home; her grandparents, Blye

and Cathy Robinette of Gladwin, and Anthony and Betty Oliver of Gladwin; her great grandparents, Jean and Charlie Brubaker of Beaverton; and her aunts and uncles, Monica Robinette, Justin Bard, Jeannie Robinette, Justin Robinette, Tom Oliver and Jenn Charlton.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Father Jules Spleet officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-22/1995 Column – 3 Page - 7


ANTHONY J. OLIVER (1911 – 19 NOV 1996) m. 16 Apr 1955, s/w Betty J.

ANTHONY J. OLIVER

 

Anthony J. Oliver, 85, of Gladwin, and formerly of Pontlac, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996 in Saginaw. Born April 25, 1911 In Vineland, New Jersey, he worked for General Motors In Pontlac for 43 years before retiring In 1972. He married the former Betty Hill, April 16, 1955 in Pontiac. Mr. Oliver was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, and the Fr. Artman Council of the Knights of Columbus in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Thomas Oliver of Gladwin, Anthony and wife Beronlca

Olivastri of Gladwin; and one brother, Thomas of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Morgan Jean Olivastri, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 11-27/1996 Column – 1 Page – 6.


BETTY J. OLIVER (1934 - ?) m. 16 Apr 1955, s/w Anthony J.


ALICE M. (JEZARD) OLSON (14 NOV 1898 – 17 APR 1996) s/w Gerald B.

 

ALICE M. OLSON

 

Alice M. Olson, 98, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 17, 1996 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing

Home. Born Nov. 14, 1897 in Stratford, Canada, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Church in Gladwin. The former Alice Jezard married Gerald Olson and he preceded her in death Sept. 9, 1987.

 

Surviving are 2 stepdaughters, Beverly and husband Robert LaPorte of Pennsylvania, and Geraldine and husband William Huegel of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at O'Dell's Restaurant in Gladwin.

Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral

Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 4-24/1996 Column – 1 Page – 7.


GERALD B. OLSON (1907 – 9 SEP 1987) s/w Alice M.


JAMES D. O’CONNELL (14 DEC 1922 - 28 JUNE 1988)  

 

JAMES O'CONNELL

 

James D. O’Connell, 65, of 1405 N. Recreation Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, June 28, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born Dec. 14, 1922, in Highland Park, he moved to Gladwin County in February 1984. A memorial service will be held Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-29/1988 Column – 5 Page – 2.


JOSEPH G. O’CONNOR (21 APR 1904 – 22 MARCH 1967)

 

Services Here for Ex- Representative

 

Former State Representative Joseph G. O’Connor, 63, of Detroit and Clement Township, died last Wednesday in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Detroit. Mr. O’Connor served in the House of Representatives from 1948 to 1962. He was elected from the 6th district in Wayne County. Mr. O’Connor was well known in Gladwin County and throughout the state for his interest

in tourism.

He was born in Indiana on April 21, 1904, and had lived in Detroit for 48 years. He first started coming to Gladwin County in 1937. Member of the Gaelic League and the Monaghan Council of Knights of Columbus. He was a national representative of the CIO, international representative of the UAW, and a manufacturers representative for Ace Supply Company for 30 years.

 

Surviving are his wife, Valerie; two sons, Roderic of Detroit and Joseph Jr. of Van Nuys, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Glenyce Dudzic and Mrs. Maureen Greenfelder, both of Detroit; and 14 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-29/1967 Column – 7 Page – 2.

P'S

 

 

LEE P. PADELLA (19 JAN 1911 - 14 JAN 1984) husband of Lucille H.


LUCILLE H. PADELLA (19 FEB 1912 - ?) wife of Lee P.

 

RICHARD LEE PADELLA (13 NOV 1937 - 16 SEP 1997)

 

RICHARD L. PADELLA

 

Richard L. Padella, 59, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 at Harper Hospital in Detroit.

Born Nov. 13, 1937 in Detroit, he was the son of Lee and Lucille Padella. He lived in the Gladwin

area 45 years. Richard married the former Mary Ann Yesh, Oct. 6, 1990 in Ontonogan County. He had been a licensed building contractor and was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Prudenville.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by his mother Lucille Padella of Kalamazoo; three sons; three

daughters; one brother; two sisters; and numerous grandchildren.

 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Prudenville with

Rev. John Ladd officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Steurenol & McLaren Funeral Home in Prudenville. Memorial may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Gladwin County Record dated 9-24/1997 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

KATHLEEN (MARSACK) PEMBERTON (1917 - ?) s/w Walter


WALTER PEMBERTON (28 JUNE 1920 – 6 MAY 1989) s/w Kathleen

 

WALTER PEMBERTON

 

Walter Pemberton, 68, of 1000 Rivers Terrace, Gladwin, died suddenly Saturday, May 6, 1989, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Born in Saline County, Ill., June 28, 1920, he moved to Gladwin County in December 1978, from Ecorse. Mr. Pemberton was a retired Ford Motor Co. employee.

He was a member of the Gladwin First United Methodist Church and Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397

F. & A.M.

 

Mr. Pemberton and the former Kathleen Marsack were married Dec. 22, 1942, in River Rouge.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Paul of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Nan) Hayden of Frankenmuth, Kay Pemberton of Williamston and Mrs. Robert (Lynn) Scott of Taylor; 2 brothers, Clarence of St. Louis, Mo. and Jack of Valley Forge, Pa.; one sister, Gladys Wright of Memphis, Tenn.; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Gladwin First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 5-10/1989 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

CAROL LOUISE PLUDE (17 MARCH 1968 - 18 MARCH 1968) Baby

 

Services Held for Infant Daughter

 

Carol Louise PIude, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Plude, of Grout Township, died seven hours after she was born Monday in the Gladwin Hospital. Besides her parents, she is

Survived by three brothers ,Robert, James and Terry, at.home; six sisters, Patricia, Denise,

Karen, Lori, Marole and Reada at home; her grandfather, Alex Cameron and a grandmother,

Mrs. Olive Plude, both of Gladwin.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from, the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Father George

Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-20/1968 Column – 2 Page – 1.


DOUGLAS PLUDE (? - 27 FEB 1984) Baby

EDWARD MANFERD PLUDE (28 MARCH 1921 - 17 OCT 2001)

 

Edward Manferd Plude, 80, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin following a short illness. Born March 25, 1921 in Gladwin, he was the son of John and Lilly (Sparks) Plude. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Edward married Lucille (Cameron), April 24, 1948 in Gladwin. He retired from The Dow Chemical Company in 1979 after 28 1/2 years. He was also a farmer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife he is survived by six daughters, Patricia Munger of Beaverton, Denise and husband Roger Edgar, Karen and husband Gayle Ritchie, Lori and husband Phillip Stout, Marilea Plude, and Rita Plude, all of Gladwin; three sons, Robert and wife Laura Jean of Beaverton, James of West Branch, and Terry and wife Marie of Gladwin; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frederick “Walter” and wife Cecilia and Nelson “Jack” and wife Margaret, all of Gladwin, and Richard and wife Pat of Midland; seven sisters, Elaine and husband Don Wolfe, Rosella and husband Jack Runyon, Margaret and husband Mark Owens, Jean Owens, Josephine and husband Ned Weckesser, and Karen and husband Carl John Mitchell, all of Midland, and Delores and husband Ronald Biglow of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carol Plude; two sisters, Rita Bloing and Exzilda “Sally” Parker; and three brothers, Nelson “Nick” Parker, and Leo and Bernard Plude.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Gladwin. A vigil service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pardee Cancer fund or Childrens International. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/2001 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOHN PLUDE (27 SEP 1883 – 13 JUNE 1965) husband of Olive

 

Services Held for John Plude

 

Rites were held this morning (Wednesday) at 10 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Church for

John Plude, 81, of Grout Township, who died Sunday following a long illness.

Born on Sept. 27, 1883, he was a lifetime resident of Grout Township where he farmed.

Mr. Plude was married to the former Olive Sparks on Nov. 23, 1915, in Gladwin.

Surviving are his. wife, seven daughters, Mrs. Elaine Wolfe, Mrs. Rosella Runyon, Mrs. Margaret

Owens, Mrs. Jean Owens, and Mrs. Karen Mitchell, all of Midland, Mrs. Rita Bloing, Flint, and Mrs. Josephine Bigelow, Sanford; four sons, Edward,, and Fredrick, of Gladwin, Richard, Midland, and Nelson John, of Beaverton; two foster children, Nelson Parker, of Minnesota and

Exzilda Parker, of Ann Arbor; a brother Lawrence, of Fenton; and 60 grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was said at 8 p. m. Tuesday night at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-16/1965 Column – 3 Page – 1.

 

LAWRENCE R. PLUDE (? - ?)


LEO EDMOND PLUDE (30 MARCH 1917 - JAN 1946)

 

REPORTED DEAD

 

SEAMAN 2/C LEO E. PLUDE

 

   Previously reported missing the Navy Department reveals that Seaman 2/c Leo E. Plude is now listed as dead. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Plude of Grout Township. Gladwin County Record dated 01-23/1946 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

LILLIE OLIVE (SPARKS) PLUDE (12 MAY 1892 – 26 MAY 1977) wife of John

 

Lillie Olive Plude

 

Mrs. Lilly Olive Plude, 85, of 4749 Plude Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, May 26, at a nursing home in Mt. Pleasant, following a long illness. She was born May 12, 1892, in LaGrange County, Ind., and had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1915. The former Miss Lilly Sparks and John

Plude were married November 23, 1915, in Gladwin and he preceded her in death June 13,

1965.

 

Surviving are 4 sons, Edward, Nelson John, Frederick Walter, all of Gladwin, and Richard of Midland; 8 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Wolfe, Mrs. Jack (Rosella) Runyon, Mrs. Mark (Margaret) Owen, Mrs. Mike (Jean) Owen, Mrs. Ned (Josephine) Weckessen, and Mrs. Carl (Karen) Mitchell, all of Midland, Mrs. George (Rita) Bloing of Flint, and Mrs. Ronald (Delores) Bigelow of Sanford; 105 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A nephew, Nelson Parker of Minnesota, and a niece, Miss Exzilda Parker of Ann Arbor, were also raised from childhood. Two sons preceded her in death one infancy and the other in World War II.

 

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph Castanier and Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 6-1/1977 Column – 5 Page – 2.

 

JULIA A. PPOLTORAK (21 JAN 1908 - 22 OCT 1999)

Julia A. Ppoltorak, , 91, died in quiet peace, Friday, Oct. 22, 1999 at Gladwin Living Centre in Gladwin. Born Jan. 21, 1908 in Iswich, Mass., she was the daughter of Frank and Sophia Gontarz. She married Joseph A. Poltorak, March 18, 1928 in Detroit.

On her first birthday, Julia moved to Poland and later, during World War I she was caught in the middle of heavy fighting and artillery barrages. Due to the wars destruction of schools, she did not have any formal education, but taught herself to read and write in Polish. She returned to the United States when she was 16 years old, to teach herself to speak and read English.

During her first three years in the states, she worked in cigar factories in Detroit. Then in the middle of the depression, she began her family. When they lost their house, the Poltorak family moved to Gladwin County to start a small farm. In 1950, she moved to Auburn to start and share in building a successful business with her husband.

After the destruction of Poland in World War II, Julia, over a period of years, helped her relatives in Poland to survive by sending approximately 250 packages of needed medicines and clothing. Mother spoke often with much fondness of her childhood in Poland. She and her husband made many trips to Poland to visit relatives and friends. On one trip, she took grandchildren with her to Poland, and pointed out still visible remnants of artillery explosions from World War I, that surrounded a fruit cellar where she and grandmother huddled in fear, with fighting all around.

Mother, grandmother and wife are very much missed, but will never be forgotten. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Gerald and Sylvester Poltorak; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters. Services were held Tuesday at Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial took place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

LAWRENCE L. POWELL (13 MAY 1930 - 6 MAY 1992)

 

Lawrence L. Powell, 61, of 2405 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Wednesday May 3, 1992, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a short illness. Born in Bay City, May 13, 1930, he moved to Gladwin County in 1982 from Bay City. Mr. Powell was a certified nurse's aid and has been employed at the Clare Nursing Home and Adult Intermediate Services Home in Gladwin, prior to retirement.

   Surviving are, one daughter, Carol Demaray of Gladwin; his father, Leonard Powell of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Elaine Moore of Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Scripture Service was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 05-13/1992 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

LEONARD H. POWELL (19 NOV 1898 - 11 MAY 1992)

 

Leonard H. Powell, 93, of 2405 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Monday, May 11, 1992, in the Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a short illness. Born in Lenawee, Nov. 19, 1898, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Powell was a truck driver for Yeager Construction in Beaverton for 25 years until retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Powell was married to the former Louise LaFountain on Aug. 8, 1925, in Bay City. She died Feb. 10, 1966. He then married the former Ella Mae (Neely) Ashley on Dec. 5, 1980, in Beaverton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 1989.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Moore of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Murray of Lake City; a brother, Harold Powell, Las Vegas, Nev.; 3 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren. A son, Lawrence, preceded him in death May 6.

   Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Donald Christensen will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Scripture Service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Visitation is after 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 05-13/1992 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

SHARON L. PRAHIN (10 MARCH 1953 - 19 MAY 2000)

Sharon L. Prahin, 47, of Beaverton, died Friday, May 19, 2000 at home with friends and loved ones, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 10, 1953 in Warren, she lived in Gladwin County since 1992 and previously lived in Holly. Sharon, along with her husband Steve, and son Shawn Kukuk, established the S & S Dairy Farm, formerly the Lang farm on Bard Rd., in Beaverton in 1996.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Shawn Kukuk of Beaverton; one daughter, Jessica and husband Scott Hensley of Linden; father and stepmother, Joseph and Mary Brinn of Lake Orion; mother and stepfather, Theda and John Nowaczewski of Beaverton; one brother, Joseph and wife Pam Brinn of Oscoda; three sisters, Karen Maxwell and friend Charles Taylor of Bay City, and Becky Little and Susan and husband Rich Roll, all of Beaverton; two grandsons, Justin and Logan; and one granddaughter, Maise.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Pastor Kim Lewis of Heartland Hospice in Bay City, officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Merrill. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.

EDMUND E. PRATT (28 FEB 1899 - 28 MAY 1965)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO EDMUND PRATT

 

   Edmund E. Pratt, 66, a painter and decorator in Gladwin County for 30 years, died Friday, May 28, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

   Born in Alcona County, February 28, 1899, Mr. Pratt was a veteran of World War II. He came to Gladwin 30 years ago and made his home in Wooden Shoe Village and Buckeye Township on M-61. He was not married.

   Survivors include two brothers, Philip of Oneida, Tenn., George of Las Vegas, Nev.; and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Schneller of Rapid City, Mrs. Velma Guillaume of Detroit, Mrs. Blanch Hunt of San Diego, Calif, and Mrs. Florence Porter of Cortez, Fla. Gladwin County Record dated 06-02/1965 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

ANDREW JAMES PREMO (25 SEP 1936 - ?) s/w Edna Mae


EDNA MAE PREMO (9 AUG 1945 - 14 JUNE 2000) s/w Andrew James

 

Edna Premo 54, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Aug. 9, 1945 in Flint, she was the daughter of David and Virginia (Reynolds-Kennedy). She lived in Gladwin County since 1991 and previously lived in Saginaw.
Edna married Andrew James “Jim” Premo, July 1, 1971 in Saginaw. She was owner/operator of the Circle J Ranch Adult Foster Care. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and third and fourth degree Ladies Auxiliary Post 5280.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Sheryl Ann and husband David Leonard, and Helen and husband Leo Gary, all of Gladwin, and Sarah Bradd of Saginaw; four sons, Francis Kemp, and Timothy and wife Victoria Kemp, all of Gladwin, Wayde Russell
of Grayling, and Floyd and wife Patricia Kemp of Reed City; one sister, Ginny Seabert of California; six brothers, David, Martin, Robert, Mark, John, and August Peterfi, all of Flint; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the
arrangements.

 


ADOLPH L. PRIEMER, SR (04 NOV 1893 - 21 MARCH 1983) s/w Louise

 

Adolph L. Priemer, 89, of 200 Third St., Gladwin, died Monday, March 21, in the Clare Community Hospital following a short illness. Born in Ruth on November 4, 1893, he came to Gladwin County in 1933. He was a concrete contractor and farmed. Mr. Priemer was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the World War I Barracks of Gladwin. He was married to the former Louise Schroeder October 30, 1922, in Huron County.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Marvin of Detroit, Richard of Gladwin and Carl of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Caroline) Lanskroener of Gladwin; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. A son, Adolph Jr., died June 22, 1945, of wounds received in Germany.

   Services will be held Thursday at 12 noon in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.Gladwin County Record dated 03-23/1983 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

 

Adolph L. Priemer, Gladwin (Bay City Times, March 23, 1983)

 

Services for Mr. Priemer, 89, will be Thursday noon in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with burial in the church cemetery. He died Monday in Clare Community Hospital. The body is in Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin.  He was born Nov. 4, 1893, at Ruth. Survivors include his wife, Louise; three sons and one daughter.

 

 

Adolph Priemer (Midland Daily News, Mar. 22, 1983)

 

Adolph L. Priemer, 89, of Gladwin, died Monday in Clare Community Hospital following a short illness.

 

He was born Nov. 4, 1893, in Ruth, Mich. He had been a self employed concrete contractor and farmer. He was a veteran of World War I, and had lived in Gladwin since 1933. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the World War I Barracks of Gladwin. He married the former Louise Schroeder Oct. 30, 1922, in Huron County.

 

He leaves his wife; sons, Marvin Priemer of Detroit, Richard Priemer of Gladwin and Carl Priemer of Beaverton; daughter Mrs. Robert (Caroline) Landskroener of Gladwin; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  A son, Adolph Priemer, died June 22, 1945.

 

Services will be at noon Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Friends may call at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin after 7 p.m. today. Wednesday, there will be a rosary service at 7 p.m. and a wake service at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

LOUISE M. (SCHROEDER) PRIEMER (3 SEP 1904 - 1 SEP 1984) wife of Adolph

 

Louise Priemer, 79, of 200 Third St., Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma, following a short illness. Born in Huron County September 3, 1904, she came to Gladwin County in 1933. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and World War I Barracks Auxiliary. The former Louise Schroeder, she was married to Adolph Priemer on October 30, 1922, in Huron County. He preceded her in death March 21, 1983.

 

Surviving are 3 sons, Marvin of South Lyon, Richard of Gladwin and Carl of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Landskroener of Gladwin; one brother, Henry of Redford; 2

sisters, Mrs. Katherine Kelly of South Lyon and' Mrs. Margaret Portwood of Redford; 23 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. A son, Adolph Jr. also preceded her in death June 22,

1945 during World War II.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. from the , Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gladwin County Record dated 9-5/1984 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

WILFRED A. PRIMEAU (27 JULY 1926 - 19 SEP 1980)

 

Wilfred (Bill) Primeau, 54, of 1995 S. Long Rd., Beaverton died Friday, Sept. 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Detroit on July 27, 1926, he went to work for Dow Chemical Co. in 1946 and retired August 1, 1980, as a Senior Plant Mechanic. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin County VFW and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. Primeau and the former Evelyn Dubey were married May 26, 1973, in Clare.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Wilfred of Bay City, Daniel of Beaverton and James of Gladwin; 2 daughters Mrs. Mark (Madeline) Cichocki of Bay City and Mrs. David (Elizabeth) West of York, Pa.; his mother, Mrs. Delina Primeau of Bay City; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Norma Putvin and Mrs. Connie Budzynski of Cadillac; 4 brothers, Harry and Eugene of Auburn, Lawrence of Edenville and Clarence of Traverse City; one sister Mrs. Audrey Dubiel of Linwood; and 5 grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Castanier officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Wake Service was held at 7 p.m. and a Fraternal Order of Eagles Memorial Service at 8 p.m. Monday at the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 09-24/1980 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

R'S

 

MARY D. (BAX) RADEN (30 NOV 1925 - 22 FEB 1997) m. 19 May 1948, s/w Ronald E.

 

MARY “MIMI” RADEN

 

Mary "Mimi" Raden, 71, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional

Medical Center-Gladwin. She was born Nov. 30, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N. Y. to Leo and Ernestine Natali Bax. Mimi married Ronald Raden, May 19, 1948 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. They came to Gladwin in 1983 from Roseville. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Albert and wife Peggy of Boca Raton, Fla; three daughters, Mari-Ronelle and husband William Nash of Gladwin, Rae-Lynne and husband, Carl Swigart of Cummings, Ga.; April Dawn and husband Cliff Peterson of Linden; one brother, Frank Bax of Lewiston, N.Y.; two sisters, Esther Mang and Rose Gough, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine

brothers and sisters.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Gladwin County Record dated 2-26/1997 Column – 5 Page – 2.


RONALD E. RADEN (21 MAY 1927 - 23 APRIL 1997) s/w Mary D.

 

RONALD E. RADEN

 

Ronald E. Raden, 69, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997 in Atlanta, Ga. He was born May 21, 1927 in Detroit to Edward and Velma Robertson Raden. Ron married Mary Bax, May 19, 1948 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. She preceded him in death Feb. 22, 1997. He was a veteran of World War II and a life member of AM Vets Post 49. They came to Gladwin in 1983 from Roseville and he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are one son, Albert and wife Peggy of Boca Raton, Fla.; three daughters, Mari-Ronelle and husband William Nash of Gladwin, Rae-Lynne and husband Carl Swigart of Cummings, Ga., and April Dawn and husband Cliff Peterson of Linden; two brothers, Merv of Livonia and Kevin of Detroit; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jules Spleet officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Graveside services were under the auspices of VFW Post 7303. Arrangements were handled by Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 4-30/1997 Column – 6 Page – 2.

 

ANDREW M. RADOCHA (1920 - ?) s/w Helen P.

 

HELEN P. (VLACHOVIC) RADOCHA (8 JULY 1921 - 24 DEC 1989) s/w Andrew M.

 

Helen P. Radocha, 68, of 4177 W. Clendening Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 1989, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Born in Swartz Creek, July 8, 1921, she moved to Gladwin County in 1979 from Flint. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The former Helen Vlachovic, she was married to Andrew Rodocha, June 10, 1944, in Colorao Springs, Colo.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Andrea Mester of Gladwin; one brother, Joseph Vlachovic of Flint; and one sister, Mary Faynor of Eaton Rapids. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1989 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

JOHN R. REBONE (19 NOV 1919 - 7 JAN 2005)

 

John R. Rebone, John R. Rebone, 85, of Gladwin passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at the Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. John was born Nov. 19, 1919 in Detroit to Jacob and Elizabeth Wiethoff Rebone. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree and worked as a registered Nurse for the Chrysler Corporation retiring in 1981 and moving to Gladwin in 1982. He married the former Florence Greer on Jan. 14, 1950 in Detroit. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #5280.

 

Surviving are his wife, Florence; and one daughter, Mary Rebone and husband Doug Schmale of Lodge Pole, Nebraska. Two brothers and three sisters predecease him. Services were held 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiated and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Scripture service was held Monday evening at the Sisson Funeral Home.

 

RICHARD B. RELLINGER (? - 6 JUNE 1997)

 

RICHARD ROY RELLINGER (7 NOV 1919 - 2 SEP 2002)

 

   Richard R. Rellinger, age 82, of Gladwin died at home September 2, 2002. He was born November 7, 1919 at Elkhart, Indiana. Richard was employed by Dow Chemical in Midland, retiring after 38 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War Two. He lived in Gladwin County 45 years, having previously lived in Coleman. On November 24, 1943 at Elk City, Oklahoma Richard married Dorothy (Brubaker) Rellinger.

   Surviving him are his wife, Dorothy of Gladwin; two sons, Gary (Darla) Rellinger of Alanson and Phil (JoAnne) Rellinger of Gladwin; four daughters, Karen (Tom) Brokoff of Brighton, Barbara (Robert) Williams of Hemlock, Rebecca (Jim) Atkinson of Harrison, and Sherrie Weaver of Alanson; twelve grandchildren and five great granchildren.

   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will be officiating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gladwin Little League or MidMichigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 09-04/2002 Column - 4 Page - 2 

 

NORMAN RICE (11 DEC 1929 - 3 JUNE 1997)

 

Norman Rice, 67, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, June, 1997 at his home. Born Dec. 11, 1929 in Detroit to Abraham and Rose Asher Rice, Norman came to Gladwin at the age of eight. He and his father opened Rice Furniture in 1947. Norman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Afterward, he returned to Gladwin and continued to operate the store. Norman married Elizabeth Kravat on Dec. 24, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they ran the furniture store until its closing in 1986.

   Norman was a member of the Gladwin Rotary Club, and he served on the Gladwin Development Corp. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the National Interior Design Society, the charter president of the East Michigan Interior Design Society, and the chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.

   Surviving Norman are his wife, Betty; two daughters, April of Grand Rapids, and Spring of Boca Raton, Fla.; one brother, Eugene and wife Linda of Hollywood, Fla.; and one sister, Doris Mehl and husband Don of Bloomington, Minn. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sisson Funeral Home. Friends may call from 7-9 Wednesday and from 2-9 Thursday. Memorials may be made to MidMichigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 06-04/1997 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

SAVANNA LYNN RICKY (16 JUNE 1990 - 16 JUNE 1990)

 

SAVANNA RICKY

 

Savanna Lynn Ricky, infant, was born and died Saturday, June 16,

1990, in the Saginaw General Hospital.

 

Surviving are her parents, Lee and Syanna Ricky of 5116 Sullivan Rd., Gladwin; and grandparents, Don and Sandra Roberts and Lowell and llene Ricky of Gladwin.

 

Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Father

Donald Christensen officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral

Home. Gladwin County Record dated 6-20/1990 Column – 4 Page – 2.

 

DONALD L. ROBERTS (1944 - ?) s/w Sandra M. (Zeitz)


SANDRA M. (ZEITZ) ROBERTS (12 FEB 1943 – 9 JULY 1993) s/w Donald L.

 

Sandra M. Roberts, 50, of Gladwin died Friday, July 9, 1993 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw,

She was born in Detroit on Feb. 12, 1943. The former Sandra Zietz she was married to Donald Roberts on Aug. 8, 1964 in Coleman.

 

Besides her husband, she Is survived by one daughter, Dyanna Ricky of Gladwin; 2 sons, Darren Roberts and Daniel Roberts of Gladwin; her parents, Ed and Mary Zletz of Beaverton; her In-laws, Larry and Margaret Roberts of Coleman; one brother, Tim of Gladwin; one sister. Karen

Becks of Sanford; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Savanna Ricky, in 1990.

 

Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father

Jules Spleet officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. A Rosary was held Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 7-14/1993 Column – 4 Page – 2.


JOHN S. ROMAN (19 JUNE 1911 - 21 JULY 1970) s/w Mildred L

 

HEART ATTACK IS FATAL

 

   John S. Roman, 59, well-known Beaverton automobile dealer, died suddenly Tuesday morning, July 21, at his home of a heart attack. Born in Edenborn, Pa., on June 19, 1911, he had lived in Beaverton the past 24 years where he operated Roman Motor Sales. Mr. Roman was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Detroit Council of the Knights of Columbus; First Catholic Union Lodge, Mid-Forest Lodge, Gladwin County Sportsman's Club, Michigan Auto Dealers Association and the Beaverton Business Men's Association. He was married to the former Mildred Bohn on Aug. 29, 1936, in Detroit.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Fredric and Randall, both of Beaverton; two brothers, Andrew and Thomas, of Detroit; three sisters, Helen Roman and Mrs. Agnes Wallis, of Detroit and Sister Mary Margaret, of Flint; and two grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary will be said at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home.

   Memorial contributions can be made to the Michigan Heart Association in care of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-22/1970 Column - 2 Page - 1 

 

MILDRED L. ROMAN (14 JULY 1913 - 1 APRIL 2005) Wife, s/w John S.

Mildred Roman, 91, longtime resident of Beaverton, passed away April 1, 2005 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She was active in the Mid-Michigan Travel Club, the Women’s Club, and the Extension Club of Gladwin County where she was honored as an officer/member for 37 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1970 and is survived by two sons, Fred of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Randy of Lilburn, Georgia, six grandchildren, and five Great-grandchildren. Services will be at Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin on Monday, May 23 at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

DONALD L. RUBY (3 OCT 1938 - 24 FEB 2005)

Donald L. Ruby, Donald L. Ruby, 66, of Gladwin, died Feb. 24, 2005 at home in Buckeye Township. He was born Oct. 3, 1938 in Detroit to Glenn and Vera (Eisinger) Ruby. He married the former Patricia Williams in Detroit on Jan. 23, 1959; she passed away in 2001. He was a Hylo Driver at Bormans Foods in Detroit, retiring in 1994 after 29 years. He lived in Gladwin County nine years, having previously resided in Warren.

Surviving are six children, Debbie Hall of Rochester Hills, Randy (Nancy) Ruby of St. Johns, Annette Ruby of Warren, Sheri (James) Whittington of Center Line, Steve Ruby of Warren, and Justine Ruby (Dennis Marshall) of Warren; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial took place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Gladwin.

PATRICIA A. RUBY (23 APRIL 1940 - 14 OCT 2001)

Patricia A. Ruby, 61, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, following a short illness. Born April 23, 1940 in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Austin and Mary (Wertzberger) Williams. She lived in Beaverton five years and previously lived in Warren. Patricia married Donald Ruby, Jan. 23, 1959 in Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Debbie and husband Douglas Hall of Rochester Hills, Annette Ruby of Warren, Sheri and husband James Whittington of Centerline, and Justine Ruby of Warren; two sons, Randy of St. Johns, and Steve of Warren; two grandsons, Robert Hall of Rochester Hills, and Ryan Ruby of St. Johns; two granddaughters, Heather and Brenda Nikoriuk of Centerline; four sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church i; Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A wake service was held Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.

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CHESTER C. SARZYNSKI, SR (9 JUNE 1921 - 12 FEB 2000)

Chester C. Sarzynski Sr., 78, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin afer a short illness. Born June 9, 1921 in Detroit, he lived in Gladwin County for 21 years and previously lived in Detr