DAVID H. ANDERSON

  David H. Anderson, 83, of Sage Township, died in a Harrison nursing home, today, Wednesday, October 6, following an illness of several years.

   Born September 23, 1888, in Sage Township, Gladwin County, Mr. Anderson had lived his lifetime here.  He and the former Harriette L. Molesworth were married November 14, 1917.  A farmer, Mr. Anderson had served as township clerk at one time and was a veteran of World War I.

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

   Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2:00 P.M. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. John W. Cermak officiating.  Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record Obituary, Oct. 6, 1971, Col. 5, Pg 2.
 

 

 

GIDEON ANDERSON

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

  He spent his boyhood in Canada, coming to Michigan as a young man to work in the white pine around Alpena.

  In 1882 at Speaker, Sanilac county, he was united in marriage to Jemima Glendenning, who preceded him in death eight year ago.

  One daughter, Nellie, died at the age of 2 years.  He is survived by two sons, David of Sage township and William of Flint, and nine grandchildren.

  Mr. Anderson and his wife and infant daughter came to Meredith in 1884, where they resided until 1886, when they settled in Sage township, which was at that time practically a forest.

  At various times in his later life he worked in automobile plants in Flint.  He was an employee of the Chevrolet Motor Co., at the time of his death.  From Gladwin County Record, Dec. 22, 1927, Col. 3, Pg 4.

 

 

 

GLENN D ANDERSON

Killed in France

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

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

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

 

 

 

HARRIETTE (NORA) ANDERSON

   Harriette (Nora) Anderson, 85, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, April 23, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness.

   Born in Sage Township Jan. 6, 1900, she spent her lifetime here.  She was a member of Gladwin United Methodist Church and WWI Barracks Auxiliary 3421.

   The former Harriette Molesworth, she was married to David Anderson Nov. 14, 1917, in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1971.

   Surviving are one son, Worth (Mike) of Flint; 5 daughters, Mrs. Grace Anderson of Midland, Mrs. Horace (Faith) Griffin, Mrs. Arthur (Harriet) Schindler and Mrs. Melvin (Dolores) Winkler of Gladwin and Mrs. Larry (Rita) Hall of Hope; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Anderson of Fenton and Mrs. Vivian Vachon of Flint; 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn, in World War II and a daughter, Mary, as an infant.

   Services were held Friday at 1 P.M. from the United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  Gladwin County Record Obituary, May 1, 1985, Col. 3, Pg 2.
 

 

 

JEMIMA GLENDENNING ANDERSON

  Jemima Glendenning Anderson was born in Haldiman county, Ont., May 25, 1856.  She removed to Sanilac county, Mich., at seven years of age with her parents, where she lived until her marriage to Gideon Anderson in February, 1882.  After their marriage they resided in Canada for a short time and in 1885 they moved to Gladwin county, making their home in Sage township, where she resided till she departed this life Sept. 11, 1919, aged 63 years, 4 months and 17 days.

  She is survived by her husband, two sons, David and William, also three grandchildren, all of Sage; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Shell, and Mrs. Marv Brown of Butman, one brother, David Glendenning of Saginaw.  One sister and one brother preceded her in death, also a daughter at two years of age.
  Deceased was a faithful attendant of divine service and an attentive hearer.  Funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. J. Hettler, assisted by Rev. W. H. Watson of Grand Rapids, Mich., at Riley Church, Sunday.  Interment in Ridge cemetery.  A large circle of friends gathered to pay their respects to the departed.  From The Gladwin County Record Obituary, September 18, 1919, Col. 4, Pg 5.

 

 

 

MARY H ANDERSON

   Little Mary H. Anderson, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs David H Anderson, was born June 17, 1927, and passed away July 10, 1928, after an illness of ten days.

   She was a bright and sweet tempered baby and will be greatly missed by all. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her bereaved father and mother, four sisters, Grace, aged seven; Faith, six;  Harriet, four; Dolores, two; and one brother, Glenn, age ten, also her grandparents, Mr and Mrs George Molesworth, and other relatives and friends.

   Services were held from the Riley church Thursday afternoon, July 12, Rev. Leroy Whitney, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.  The little body was laid to rest in the Ridge cemetery.  Obituary in Gladwin County Record, July 19, 1928, Col. 5, Pg 5.
 

 

 

NELLIE MAY ANDERSON

Died.

ANDERSON -- Nellie May, aged 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, of cholera infantum.  Funeral Sunday, September 26, at the Presbyterian church in Gladwin township.  Obituary in the Gladwin County Record, Sept. 24, 1886, Col. 5, Pg 5.
FIKE

Infant son of J. D. Fike, of cholera infantum, Wednesday, September 22.  Funeral held the 23d, Rev. L. B. Felix officiating.  Obituary in the Gladwin County Record,
 

 

 

LARRY AREHART

   Larry T. Arehart, 73, of 400 Knox St., Beaverton, died Friday, March 9, at his home. Born in Johnstown, Pa.., Sept. 11, 1911, he came to Gladwin County in 1936. He retired as a mechanic for Dow Chemical Co. Jan. 1, 1970 and was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church.

   Mr. Arehart was married to the former Marjorie Bergman Aug. 22, 1936, in Beaverton. Besided his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Melody Walters of Clare. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 3, 1985

 

 

 

MARJORIE C. AREHART

   Marjorie C. Arehart, 72, of Beaverton Apartments, died Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness with cancer. Born in Beaverton, July 30, 1915, she had spent her lifetime there. She taught in the Beaverton schools and was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church.

   The former Marjorie Bergman, she was married to Larry Arehart Aug. 22, 1936, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death March 29 1985. Surviving are one daughter, Melodie Walters of Clare; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Jean Berner and Mrs. Anne Mowery of Midland; and one brother, Calvin Bergman of Beaverton. Three brothers also preceded her in death.

   Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church. Pastor Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 10, 1988

 

 

 

ALBERT B. ARNOLD

   Albert B. Arnold, 82, of Beaverton, died Sunday, May 11, at Gladwin Area Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Blissfield, September 7, 1892, he was a World War I veteran, and a retired farmer. He had been a resident of Gladwin County for 53 years. Mr. Arnold and the former Verda Haines, of Coleman, were married March 15, 1919, in Coleman and she survives him.

   Other survivors are a son, Clarence of Beaverton; 5 daughters, Mrs. William (Lenora) Waite of Detroit, Mrs. Kenneth (Arthell) Haggerty, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Bills and Mrs. Clifford (Pauline) Roman, all of Coleman, and Mrs. George (Helena) Adams of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Sowles of Eaton Rapids, and Mrs. Bessie Stiles of Frederickberg, Va.; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

   Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Wesleyan Church, Coleman, with the Revs. Lyle Reynolds and Earl Ritenberg officiating. Burial will be in Warren Township Cemetery. O'Laughlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 14, 1975
 

 

 

CLARENCE A. ARNOLD

   Clarence A. Arnold, 66, of Midland, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1989, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. Born in Coleman, April 9, 1923, he served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Arnold was married to Berniece Bills, Dec. 7, 1941, in Mt. Pleasant.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Jean Carnahan of Manton, Mrs. Ken (Charilyn) Sines and Mrs. Jim (Karen) Walker of Standish and Mrs. Keith (Adele) Sines of Midland; 5 sisters, Lenora Waite, Arthell Haggerty, Ruth Bills and Pauline Roman of Coleman and Helena Adams of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

   Rites were held Nov. 1, from O'Laughlin Funeral Home, Coleman. The Rev. Ken Sines and the Rev.

Keith Sines officiated and burial was in Warren Township Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- November 8, 1989
 

 

 

HAROLD BLISS ARNOLD

   "Death has come as a reaper, And garnered the flowers first. He transplanted them up in heaven. Where they'lll grow and flourish most." Harold Bliss Arnold was born April 12, 1920, and died March 10, 1921, aged ten months and 28 days. Harold was taken ill with pneumonia about two weeks ago and for all that willing hands could do Jesus called him home.

   Mother and father, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and hosts of relatives and friends will miss him, for so soon he had won a warm place in their hearts.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 17, 1921
 

 

 

PERRY A. ARNOLD

FORMER MINISTER PASSES AWAY

   Perry A. Arnold, 84, of Beaverton, passed away at the home of his son, Calvin, in Clare, on Monday, February 28. Funeral services will be held at the Brethren Church of the Brethren on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiating. Burial will be in River Lawn cemetery, Isabella county. He will be at the Hall Funeral Home until 1 o'clock on Thursday.

   Mr. Perry was born in Preston county, West Virginia, on November 17, 1864, the son of John S. and Susan S. Arnold. He was married there to Miss Marian Fike on August 5, 1888. There were five children, Calvin B. of Clare, Bessie E. Stiles of Fredericksburg, Va., Albert B. of Coleman, Effie E. Sowle of Eaton Rapids and Perley L. of Albion.

   He became affiliated with the church in 1889, and moved from West Virginia to Lenawee county, Michigan in 1892. He was called too the ministry by the Fairview congregation in 1895. The family moved to Isabella county in 1900 and Mr. Arnold was ordained to the full ministry in 1911. In April 1914 he became pastor of the Beaverton church of the Brethren where he served for a number of years.

   Mrs. Arnold passed away on September 24, 1905. He was married to Sarah Schrider May 22, 1907, who died on August 28, 1947. Following her death Mr. Arnold moved to Clare to make his home with his son. From the Gladwin County Record --- March 2, 1949

 

 

 

SARAH ARNOLD

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ARNOLD

   Mrs. Sarah Arnold, 76, died at her home in Beaverton on Thursday morning, August 28, after an illness of about one month. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren on Saturday afternoon, with burial in the River Lawn cemetery, Isabella county. The Rev. E. S. Hollinger officiated.

   Mrs. Arnold was born in Ohio, on September 6, 1871. She was married to Perry Arnold on May 22, 1907 in Crystal. They made their home in Beaverton for the past 30 years, living in Coleman before coming to Beaverton.

   Surviving besides her husband, are three step-sons, Calvin, of Clare, Albert, of Coleman, and Perley, of Albion; two step-daughters, Mrs. Bessie Stiles of Fredericksberg, Va., and Mrs. Effie Sowles of Eaton Rapids; one brother, Neri Shrider of Butternut.

   Paulbearers were Paul Mishler, Roy McKimmy, Paul McKimmy, John Whitman, Earl Rau, and Clarence Carpenter.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 3, 1947.

 

 

 

FREDERICK ASCH SR

   Frederick Asch Sr., 85, of the Michigan Veterans Facility, Grand Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, after a long illness. Born in Munger on July 25, 1895, he lived in Gladwin County from 1905 to 1945. Mr. Asch was a farmer, stone mason and landscaper. He served in the Red Arrow Division during World War I and was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion.

   Mr. Asch and the former Catherin Farney were married in 1920. She preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons, Gordon of Webster Grove, Mo., Fred Jr. and Doyle of Midland and Leo of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Yvonne) Morley of Coleman; 3 brothers, Samuel Jr. of Beaverton, William and David of Midland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Burke and Mrs. Elizabeth Collett of Midland and Mrs. Mabel Grove of Flint; a half-brother L.A. Cheney; 13 grand-grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

   Rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Leon Methner will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Sep 24, 1980
 

 

 

JUNE ASCH

   Mrs. June Asch, 49, of 1860 Francis St., Midland, died Sunday, April 16, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Beaverton Township on June 3, 1928, she moved to Midland County 30 years ago. She was a member of the Gladwin F.O.E. Auxiliary No. 3292 and the Midland Order of Eastern Stars. The former June Lee, she was married to Doyle Asch on January 17, 1948, in Detroit.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Steven of Sanford and Donald of Beaverton; one daughter, Robin, at home; her mother, Mrs. Tamsen Lee of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Wanda Cone of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Robert and Richard of Beaverton and Ronald of Clare; and 4 grandchildren.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. James Braid officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 19, 1978

 

 

 

NAOMI ASCH

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. SAMUEL ASCH

   Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Asch, 72, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Latter Day Saints church in Beaverton with the Elder Harold Keeley and Elder Lewis Grice officiating.  Mrs. Asch suffered a cerebal hemorrage Tuesday afternoon and was taken to the Midland Hospital, where she passed away 24 hours later.

   The former Miss Naomi Kinsey, she was born August 15, 1882 at Brant, Mich. In August 1931 she was married to Samuel Asch Sr. The Asch's lived on a farm south of Beaverton until a few years ago when they retired and moved to Beaverton. Mrs. Asch was a member of the Latter Day Saints church here.

   She is survived by her husband, Samuel Asch Sr., one son, L.A. Cheney of Williamston; seven step sons, Chris of Bay City, Edward of Flint, Fred, Albert, William and David, all of Midland and Samuel Jr. of Beaverton; Mrs. Edith Burke of Midland and Mrs. Mable Groves of Flint; 43 grandchildren; three siters, Mrs. Ruth Babbit of Owosso, Mrs. Lydia Griffeth of Brant and Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Corunna; and four brothers, Orville of Owosso, Aury of Beaverton, Grant and Lester of Muskegon.

   Interment was made in the Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 16, 1955

 

 

 

WILLIAM D. AULT
   William D. Ault, age 52, of Gladwin died April 25, 2003 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw following a long illness. William was born September 13, 1950 to Bud and Vernoa [sic Verona] "Bonnie" (Shell) Ault in Wayne County, MI.  He moved to Gladwin three years ago from Hubbard Lake.  William is survived by three brothers, Randy Ault of Ann Arbor; Buddy Ault of Inkster; and Kevin & Phyllis Ault of Wayne County, four sisters, Cheryl & Louise Menendez of Gladwin; Toni & John Korneder of Gig Harbor, WA; Terry & Gary Ianni of Ann Arbor; Cindy & Dan McNallen [sic McMallen] of Howell, 15 nieces & nephews, three great nieces and nephews, also survived by many special friends throughout Michigan.  He was predeceased by his niece, Wendy Creedon.  Both his parents are deceased.  Funeral services were held Tuesday April 29, 2003 at 11 am at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with Pastor Jim Hoggard Jr. officiating.  Visitation was held on Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  [Gladwin County] Record & Clarion, April 30, 2003, Pg A-2, Col. 4

 

 

 

KATRINA VERNIE ASCH

   Mrs. Samuel Asch died Nov. 15, 1929, at her home in Beaverton, having been a resident there since 1911. Katrina Vernie was born Sept. 22, 1863 at Berne, Switzerland, and was married there in 1888 to Samuel Asch. Eleven children, eight sons and three daughters, were born to them.

   In 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Asch moved to America, locating first in Pennsylvania, where they were employed on a dairy farm. They came to Michigan in 1897, and located in Beaverton in 1911. Mrs. Asch will be sadly missed by surviving family and friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 5, 1929.

 

 

 

LYDIA ANN ASCH

EX-BEAVERTON LADY DIES

   Lydia Ann Asch, 74, died Sunday at the home of her son, Col. Alfred Asch, USAF, in Falls Church, Virginia, where she had been visiting the past month. Mrs. Asch lived in Beaverton most of her life until 20 years ago when she moved to Midland. Born in Canada on May 21, 1889, she was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church in Midland.

   Surviving are two sons, Col. Asch, of Virginia, and Vyril, of Tuscon, Ariz; two daughters, Mrs. Durwood (Ileane) Simpson, and Mrs. Victor (Leoma) Caldecourt, of Midland Township; two brothers, Milton Steinhaus, of Flint, and William Steinhaus, of Port Huron; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Lipke, of Beaverton, and Mrs. Everett Finken, of Brown City; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

   Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Midland with burial in the Beaverton Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- May 20, 1964.

 

 

 

SAMUEL ASCH

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR SAMUEL ASCH

   Samuel Asch, Sr., 89, passed away at the home of his daughter in Midland Tuesday after several weeks illness. Mr. Asch was born Feb. 22, 1866 in Berne, Switzerland. He spent the last 45 years in Beaverton, coming there from Bay county. He had been in the United States for 61 years. Mr. Asch was a member of the RLDS Church of Beaverton.

   Survivors are seven sons, Christ of Bay City, Edward of Flint, Fred, William, Albert and David of Midland, and Samuel Jr. of Beaverton; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Collett and Mrs. Edith Burke of Midland, and Mrs. Mabel Groves of Flint; 45 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren. His wife and one son, John are deceased. Services will be held in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beaverton, Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. The Elder L. E. Grice of Midland will officiate. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery with his sons as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 01, 1956

 

 

WILLIAM ASCH

   William Asch, 87, of Midland and formerly of Beaverton, died Tuesday, May 16, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Munger, July 25, 1901, he moved with parents at an early age to Beaverton where he was raised. Mr. Asch moved to Midland i the early 1930's He owned the Ashman Grocery for 33 years. Mr. Asch was a life member of Centre Lodge 273 F. and A.M., the I.O.O.F. 418 and B.P.O.E. 1610, all of Midland. He was also a member of the Michigan Gas and Oil Association and the R.L.D.S. Church where he served as treauser for several years.

   Mr. Asch and the former Jennie Stauffer were married, Jan. 20, 1936, in Midland. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Myrna) Maddox of Grosse Pointe Woods and Mrs. Howard (Ellen) Shertzer of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Sam of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Edith Burke of Midland and Mable Groves of Flint; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, John, Fred, Albert, Chris, and Dave Asch and a sister, Elizabeth Collett.

   Rites were held Thursday from the Midland R.L.D.S. Church, Elder Robert Campbell officiated and burial was in the Midland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the American Heart Associaiton. Arrangements were in charge of the Miner Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 24, 1989

 

 

 

CHARLES F. BAILEY

            Charles F. Bailey, 61, of 4666 Klender Rd., Rhodes, died Friday, Sept. 15, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness.

            Born in Detroit on October 24, 1916, he was retired from the Detroit and Mackinaw Railroad.

            A veteran of World War II, he moved to Gladwin County three years ago from Tawas.  Mr. Bailey was a member of the American Legion Post 274 in Oscoda.

            He was married to the former Florence Zaranko on July 28, 1945, in Detroit.  She survived him.

            Rites were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  Burial was in the Billings Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, September 20, 1978, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

GOLDIE M. BALLARD

   Goldie M. Ballard, 91, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Avonia, Pa., May 18, 1897, she moved to Gladwin County in 1916. She was a member of the Elm Grove Church of God, Farm Bureau and the Bard Ladies Aid. The former Goldie Fetterolf, she was married to F. LeRoy Ballard, Dec. 20, 1920, in Pennsylvania. He preceded her in death April 23, 1958.
   Surviving are 2 sons, F. Wayne of Gaylord and Clarence of Gladwin; 3 daughters, Mrs. Berman (Lucile) Reid and Mrs. Twyla Card of Gladwin and Mrs. Richard (Virgilene) Tolly of Midland; one sister, Grace Hansen of Gladwin; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Davis officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family and a specific charity will be named later.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 28, 1988

 

 

 

ARLENE BANASIAK

            Arlene Banasiak, 62, of Gladwin and formerly of Burton, died Friday, Sept. 7, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness.

            Born on Feb. 1, 1922, the former Arlene Lynn was married to Mike Banasiak Dec. 31, 1941.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Ted of Davison; 3 daughters, Sharon Wyatt, Marlene and Terri of Flint; her mother, Mildred Lynn; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and 6 grandchildren.

            Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Reigle Funeral Home. The Rev. David Spooner officiated and burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Sept. 12, 1984, Pg 11, Col 2.

 

 

 

ALVIN H. BEHNKE

   Alvin H. Behnke of 106 E. Main St., Durand, passed away Friday, June 4 at Owosso Memorial hospital at the age of 65. He had operated a shoe repair business here for 30 years. Mr. Behnke had been in failing health for the past year. Funeral services were held Monday, June 7 at Bellows Funeral Home with Pastor Ralph Tedder officiating. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery, Vernon. The family requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

   Mr. Behnke was born Jan. 21, 1906 in Princeton, Minn., the son of Frank and Katie Behke. He was married to Rose Menzel in Flint, July 12, 1936. Mr. Behnke Had lived in Durand for 30 years, and previously in Flushing, where he was a shoe repairman for 10 years. He lived in Gladwin in his youth and also again in the early forties when he operated a shoe repair shop here for a short time.

   Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. William (Rose Marie) Burns of Vernon, Mrs. Karroll (Katherine) Knapp of Durand, Judy at home; one son, Gerald at home; six grandchildren; five brothers, William, Henry, August and Clarence, all of Gladwin, and Edward of Durand; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Hall of Lennon and Mrs. Millie Keyworth of Michigan City, Ind. An infant son and two brothers preceded him in death.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 16, 1971

 

 

 

AUGUST BEHNKE

   August J. Behnke, 80, of 230 N. Arcade St., Gladwin, died Saturday, June 2, in the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Princeton, Minn., on September 26, 1903, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. He had been a partner in Behnke's Auto Parts for several years. Mr. Behnke was a charter member of the Gladwin Development Corporation. He was married to the former Myrtle Wood on October 26, 1924, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death January 14, 1980.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Matt (JoAnn) Gatzweller of Jackson and Mrs. Leonard (Connie) Corneya of Whitehall; 2 brothers, Clarence of Gladwin and Edward of Durand; and 8 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and entombment was in the Highland Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 6, 1984

 

 

 

BLYTHE RENEE BEHNKE

RITES HELD FOR INFANT DAUGHTER

   Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. for Blythe Renee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Behnke, of Gladwin, who died April 20, 10 hours after she was born. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Brian; grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Behnke and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garver; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Behnke, James P. McGuire, Mrs. Lila Arnold and  Roy Garver, all of Gladwin.
   The Rev. Nelson Clair officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Miner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 26, 1967

 

 

 

CLYDE LEE BEHNKE
   Clyde Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. August Behnke was born Sunday, Jan. 2, 1927 and departed this life Friday, Jan. 7, 1927, at the age of five days. Short funeral services were held at the residence bu Rev. Robert S. Miller, burial in the Ridge cemetery. He budded on earth to bloom in heaven.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 13, 1927

 

 

 

FRANK BEHNKE

FRANK BEHNKE DIES WEDNESDAY AT FARWELL

   Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, February 22, at two o'clock at St. Paul's Episcopal church for Frank Behnke, conducted by Rev. Bernard C. Roth. Burial services were at Highland cemetery. Mr. Behnke died February 19, 1936, at his home near Farwell after an illness of a year. He was born July 4, 1872, at Fulton, Illinois. September 21, 1891, he married Miss Kate Shuette of Melrose Park Illinois.

   Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Katie Behnke, eight sons and two daughters, Otto, George, Alvin, Milly and Mrs. Lee Hall of Durand; William, August and Clarence of Gladwin; Edwi of Lance Creek, Wyoming, and Henry of Renton, Washington. One daughter, Sophia, died in infancy. The pall bearers were Charles Klein, D. M. Paxton, Roy Edick, George W. Taylor, Frank Flynn and John E. Capling.

   Those from out of town who came for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Behnke and son Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Behnke, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall and daughter, Wanda Lee  an Mary Ann, Alvin Behnke, Milly Behke, Robert Smith and Wayne Keyworth, Mr. and Mrs. John Sandula, daughter Barbara and Otto Euler.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 26, 1936

 

 

 

HAROLD BEHNKE

   Harold Behnke, 24, night superintendent at the Simplicity Engineering Company plant of Durand and son of George Behnke, president of the concern, died at 7:30 p.m. January 26th in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, after seven weeks' illness. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, January 29th, at 2:30 o'clock from Salem Lutheran Church in Owosso of which Mr. Behnke was a member. The Rev. W. C. Voss pastor of the church, officiated and interment made in Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon.

   Mr. Behnke was born in Gladwin July 4, 1918, the son of George W. Behnke and the late Mrs. Behnke. The family moved to Durand in 1925. He attended the Durand schoolsand the School of Engineering at Angola, Ind. He was married on May 29, 1940, to Miss Josephine Shenk of Durand, who survives. Surviving besides the father and step-mother are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman of Gladwin and Mrs. Kate Behnke of Durand.

   Relatives attending the funeral from Gladwin were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman, Mrs. Albert Klamer, Mr. and Mrs. William Behnke, Mr. and Mrs. August Behnke, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Behnke, Mr. and Carl Behnke, Otto Rabe and son Henry of Rhodes.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 3, 1943

 

 

 

HENRY BEHNKE

   Henry F. Behnke, 82, of 930 N. State St., Gladwin, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, in Bay City, after a long illness. Born in Elmhurst, Ill., on May 5, 1901, he lived in Wyoming for several years where he worked on the Grand Cooley Dam and in the shipyards. He also lived in Alaska where he was a commercial fisherman and in Durand where he worked for Simplicity Engineering. Mr. Behnke moved to Gladwin in 1950. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mr. Behnke and the former Josephine Woltman, were married May 30, 1952, in Angola, Ind.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Renton, Wash.; 2 step-sons, Jack and Richard Woltman of Jackson; one step-daughter, Mrs. T. K. (Bettie) Jones of Essexville; 3 brothers, Clarence and August of Gladwin and Edwin of Durand; one sister, Mrs. Millie Keyworth of Michigan City, Ind., 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Edward Krauss officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 7, 1983

 

 

 

IDA BEHNKE

   Mrs. Ida Behnke, 79, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. The former Ida Lange, she was born in New York City on Sept. 11, 1894 and came to Gladwin County at the age of 5. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was married to William Behnke on June 6, 1915, in Clare.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Carl of Gladwin and Lawrence of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Merrill of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Clara Hysell of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson of Bay City; one brother Paul Lange of Battle Creek; 13 grandchildren. One son, Wilbur, preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1941. Rites were held Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Lindberg officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 6, 1974

 

 

 

KATIE BEHNKE

RITES TODAY FOR MRS. KATIE BEHNKE

   Mrs. Katie Behnke, 90, formerly of Gladwin, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Hall, in Mt. Pleasant, following two years of illness. The former Katie Schutte was born on May 15, 1871, in Melrose Park, Ill., and was married to Frank Behnke there on Sept. 21, 1891. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Behnke preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1936.

   Surviving are eight sons, Otto, William, August and Clarence, of Gladwin, George, Edwin, Henry and Alvin, of Durand; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Hall, of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Milly Keyworth, of Phoenix, Ariz; 29 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Frederick Coellner will officiated and burial is in Highland Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- September 20, 1961.

 

 

 

MRS. GEORGE BEHNKE

   Mrs. Lydia Behnke, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman, was born in Henry county, Ohio, March 3, 1895, and departed this life at 8:30 Wednesday morning at her home on Mercer street, Durand. She was married to George Behnke August 12, 1914, at Gladwin, residing here until five years ago when the couple moved to Durand. Mrs. Behnke was a member of the Salem Lutheran church in Owosso, copal church at Durand and the Local Circle of Kings's Daughters.

   Besides her husband and a son, Harold, 13, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jungman of Gladwin, a brother, Carl Jungman of Owosso, and three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Leonard and Mrs. Mamie Flint of Flint and Miss Verna Jungman of Gladwin. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Mapes Chapel. The service was conducted by the Rev. Walter A. Hueschen, pastor of the Salem Lutheran church, Owosso. Interment in the Vernon cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 12, 1931

 

 

 

MAE E. BEHNKE

   Mrs. Mae E. Behnke, 79, of 110 Martin St., Gladwin, died Saturday, April 30, in the Standish Community Hospital, after a short illness. Born in Mt. Carmel, Ill., Feb. 13, 1909, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Gladwin O.E.S. White Clover Chapter 84 and an avid golfer and bowler. The former Mae Kimball, she was married to Clarence Behnke June 16, 1929, in Gladwin. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Richard of Gladwin and Donald of Redford; 3 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A brother, A.D. Kimball and 2 sisters, Henrietta Converse and Louise Nash, preceded her in death.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery Masoleum. An O.E.S. Memorial service was held Tuesday at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Masonic Temple Contingency Fund.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 4, 1988

 

 

 

MYRTLE I. BEHNKE

   Myrtle I. Behnke, 79, of 230 North Arcade St., Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 14, at her home following a long illness. Born in Gladwin on February 13, 1900, she had spent her lifetime here. She graduated from Gladwin High School in 1918, attended Normal School and then taught for several years. She was a member of the Gladwin United Methodist Church. The former Myrtle Wood, she was married to August Behnke October 24, 1926, in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Mathias (JoAnn) Gatzweiler of Jackson and Mrs. Leonard (Connie) Courneya of Whitehall; one sister, Mrs. Mae Vannatter of Glendale, Calif.; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. Behnke is at the Mathews Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 16, 1980.

 

 

 

 WILBUR PAL BEHNKE

SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR WILBUR BEHNKE

   Wilbur Pal, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Behnke died January 2, at his home on Silverleaf street. Wilbur was born February 1, 1928, at Gladwin. He leaves to mourn his death his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behnke, two brothers, two sisters, Carl and Lawrence of Gladwin, Mrs. Stuart Merrill of Grandville, and Clara of Gladwin, two neices and a nephew, two grandmothers, Mrs. Katie Behnke of Durand, Mrs. Helene Lange of Gladwin, besides a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

   Those from out of town who came to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Behnke, Edwin Behnke, Mrs. Katie Behnke, and Mrs. Otto Behnke of Durand; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Merrill of Grandwille; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Johnson, daughter Phylis of Midland; Wesley Merrill and son Glenn of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall, daughter Rose Ella, of Farewell. The pall bearers were Richard Zettle, Wayne Hutson, Oris Foor, Richard Edick, Charles Klein and Glenn Merrill.

   We will often think of that dear one, Who now is silent and cold, Thank God, we all know he's in heaven, And his name in Christ's book is enrolled. Dear parents, dear brothers and sisters, Prepare  to enter the gate That Jesus so kindly has opened, On the way that is narrow and strait Where the sweet angels are singing,

   Forever with God to remain And our dear one is waiting And there we will see him again.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 8, 1941

 

 

 

WILLIAM BEHNKE

   William J. Behnke, 85, of 215 E. Maple St., Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Princeton, Minn., on January 7, 1896, he moved ot Long Beach, Calif., as a young boy and to Gladwin County in 1911. He settled in Secord Township and then in the north end of Gladwin where he worked in a sawmill operated by his father. He then established Behnke's Automotive Repair in the early 1920's which he operated until 1932, when he retired due to ill health. In later years he established Bill's Wholesale Iron which he operated until his death.

   Mr. Behnke and the former Sophia Lang were married June 5, 1915, in Clare. She preceded him in death on February 28, 1974. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Stuart (Helen) Merriell of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Paul (Kay) Hysell of Gladwin; 2 sons, Lawrence of Swartz Creek and Carl of Ft. Meade, Fla.; 4 brothers, Edwin of Duran, Henry, August and Clarence of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Hall of Lennon and Mrs. Milly Keyworth of Michigan City, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Lindberg officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 5, 1981

 

 

 

WILLIAM C. BEHNKE

   William C. Behnke, 44, of 4932 Grandview Ce., Midland, died Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Gladwin on October 4, 1938, he graduated from Gladwin High School in 1956. He was employed in contract packaging for agricultural chemicals at Dow Chemical Co. for 27 years. Mr. Behnke was a member of the American Legion and an avid boater and fisherman. He was married to the former Karen Katt on April 7, 1972, in Midland.
   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bruce of Midland; one daughter, Tammy of Midland; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Behnke of Ft. Meade, Fla.; 2 brothers, Ronald of Burton and James of Tuscon, Ariz. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Ware-Smith Funeral Home in Midland. The Rev. Carl Linburg officiated and burial was in the Midland Cemetery. Memorials are available to the American Lung Association.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Sep 28, 1983

 

 

 

MELVIN W. BELLINGER

MELVIN BELLINGER IS BURIED IN RIDGE

   Melvin W. Bellinger was born in Gladwin township on March 9, 1880 the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bellinger and passed away at his home on June 11, at the age of 67 years. ON January 10, 1904 he was married to Fannie L. Nickless. There were four children, Mrs. Helen Ogg, of Sage township, Mrs. Lucille Swinehart and MRs. Marian Mowrey, of Midland, and John of Gladwin township.

   In 1909 Mr. Bellinger bought and settled on a farm, where he lived for 38 years, with the exception of 10 years, when the family lived in Gladwin city, due to his ill health. During this period Mr. Bellinger built roads in Otsego, Iosco, and Chippewa counties. He was an enthusiastic woodsman. His recreation was hunting and fishing.
   Surviving besides his wife and children are eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Koontz and Mrs. Esel Wagar of Gladwin and one brother, George, of Burney, California, who spent the last two weeks with his brother. Fraternally he was a Gleaner and Mason. He was buried in the Ridge cemetery, with six of his nephews acting as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 18, 1947

 

 

 

ABBIE PAXTON BERGMAN

   Mrs. Abbie Paxton Bergman, 89, of 11854 Oakland Ave., Mt. Morris and formerly of Beaverton, died Thursday, NOv. 19, in the Kith Haven Nursing Home, Flint. Born in Birch Run Sept. 9, 1898, she had moved to Mt. Morris in 1974 from Beaverton. The former Abbie Dunham, she was married to Russell Paxton Feb. 29, 1916, in Beaverton. He died March 21, 1960. She then married Lawrence Bergman Oct. 16, 1965, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death July 31, 1969.

   Surviving are 2 sons, James Paxton of Clare and Louis Paxton of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Cleo) Hart of Mt. Morris; one step-son, Calvin Bergman of Beaverton; 6 step-daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, and Belva Govitz of Beaverton, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker of Apache Junction, Ariz., Mrs. Jean Berner and Mrs. Ann Mowery of Midland, and Mrs. Rosalie Greene of Mt. Pleasant; 2 sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Glidden of Mt. Morries and Mrs. Helen Barton of Florida; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 25, 1987

 

 

 

LAWRENCE F. BERGMAN

SERVICES HELD FOR MR. BERGMAN, 80

   Lawrence F. Bergman, 80, of Beaverton, died Thursday, July 31, in the Clare Osteopathis Hospital following an illness of five months. Born in Wood County, Ohio, on July 12, 1889, he came to Gladwin County 73 years ago. Mr. Bergman was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   He was married to the former Myrtle Parkinson on May 31, 1914. She preceded him in death on April 14, 1956. Mr. Bergman married Abbie Paxton on Oct. 16, 1965, in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, of Beaverton, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; Mrs. John Berner and Mrs. Ann Mowery, of Midland; three sons, Thomas, of Mt. Pleasant, William and Calvin of Beaverton; one brother, Ralph, of Coleman- one sister, Mrs. Nora Mishler, of Coleman; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
   Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated ad burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- 08-06/1969
 

 

 

THOMAS D. BERGMAN

   Thomas D. Bergman, 53, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, in an automobile accident in Midland County. Born in Beaverton on September 8, 1918, he lived there until 10 years ago when the family moved to Mt. Pleasant. He had served in the Marine Corps during World War II and had been employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland for 31 years.

   Mr. Bergman and the former Rosalie Gerhart were married in Missisippi on August 26, 1939. Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Cathi) Lalone of Shepherd; two sons, Gary of Midland and David of Indianapolis; his step-mother, Mrs. Abbie Bergman of Beaverton; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Marjorie) Arehart of Beaverton; Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Tucker of Phonix, Ariz.; Mrs. Donald (Jean) Berner and Mrs. Dallas (Ann) Mowery, both of Midland; and two brothers, William and Calvin, both of Beaverton. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 01, 1972

 

 

 

LAWRENCE BERGMAN

   Lawrence W. (Bill) Bergman, 56, of, 1117 VanDyke Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, October 14, at Midland Hospital, after a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township June 6, 1917, he was a life-long resident of Gladwin County, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Beaverton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and the former Mildred McKimmy were married in Beaverton July 8, 1948. Mr. Bergman was employed at Dow Chemical Company, in Midland, for over 26 years, retiring last February.

   Surviving are his, wife Mildred; step-mother, Mrs. Abbie Bergman of Beaverton; 2 sons, Daniel of Columbus, Ohio, and Bruce of Beaverton; a daughter, Elaine of Detroit; 4 sisters, Mrs. Larry (Marjorie) Arehart of Beaverton, Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Tucker of Apache Junction Ariz., Mrs. Donald (Jean) Berner and Mrs. Dallas (Ann) Mowery, both of Midland; and a brother, Calvin of Beaverton.

   A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and friends will be received at the family home after 4:00 Friday afternoon. Contributions may be made to cancer research through Mrs. Bergman or left at Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 17, 1973

 

 

 

WILLIAM L. BIERD

            William L. Bierd, 47, of 316 Van Dyke Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 5, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness.

            Born in Saginaw Dec. 1, 1939, he moved to Gladwin County in September 1955 from Saginaw.  Mr. Bierd had been a grinder operator for Nodular Foundry in Saginaw since 1969.  He served in the Army from 1962 to 1964 and was a member of UAW Local 668, Saginaw.

            Mr. Bierd and the former Darlene Wray were married July 26, 1968, in Pinconning.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Kelly Benson of Bowie, Md.; one daughter, Paula King of Detroit; his father, Bill Bierd Sr. of Beaverton; his mother, Jane Bierd of Bay City; one brother, Jack of Chiefland, Fla.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Benmark of Toivola and Mrs. Cindy Nix of Beaverton.

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Ed Abbott officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, September 9, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

ANNA BITTNER

   Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bittner, 81, were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Reigle Funeral Home.  Mrs. Bittner died in Flint, at the home of her son, on Friday, October 25.   Rev. M. R. Jewell, of the Gladwin Evangelical church officiated and burial was in the Highland cemetery.

   Anna Roth, was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, on June 4, 1865.  In 1884 she was married to August Bittner, in Paulding, Ohio.  Mr. Bittner passed away about three years ago.  Mrs. Bittner came to Gladwin county in 1900 and lived here until November 1943, when she went to Flint to live with her son.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter Williams, of Flint; one son, Allen Bittner, of Flint; two brothers, Herman and Theodore Roth, of Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. William Stanford, and Mrs. Lena Anderson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. Mollie Dourty and Mrs. Emma Ogden, of California; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

   The pallbearers were William Hall, Joseph Kisch, Dan Soldan, William Thiel, Grant Fetterolf and Frank Reigle.  Gladwin County Record, Oct. 30, 1946, Col. 4, Pg 1.

 

 

 

AUGUST BITTNER

Services Here for August Bittner

   Funeral services were held here Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rogers Funeral Home for August Bittner, 82, who died Sunday at the home of his son, Allen Bittner, in Flint.  The Rev. M. R. Jewell, of the Gladwin Evangelical churches, officiated at the service and burial was in Highland cemetery.  A prayer service was held Monday night in Flint at the Grove Funeral Home before the remains were brought to Gladwin.

   Mr. Bittner had been a resident of Gladwin for 42 years, moving here in 1900.  His honesty and faithful, straightforward spirit won for him a host of appreciative friends who will notice for a long time h is absence from the community.

   He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Bitnner, of Ohio; a son, Allen, of Flint; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Williams, of Flint; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record, Nov 24, 1943, Col 1, Pg 8.  [Note: wife, Anna M. Bittner]
 

 

 

RUTH HAZEL BITTNER

   Mrs. Allen T. Bittner died May 24, 1927 at the home of Mr. And Mrs. August Bittner of tuberculosis.

   Ruth Hazel Kerr was born at Sterling Jan. 1, 1907.  Later with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr, she moved to Flint where she was married in March 1925 to Allen T. Bittner.  One son, August James, was born to them.

   She is survived by her husband, her son, August James, aged 20 months, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kerr of Flint, three sisters and four brothers.

   Services were held at the home May 26, 1927 conducted by Rev. G. V. Dean, followed by burial in Highland cemetery.  From Gladwin County Record, June 23, 1927, Col 5, Pg 5.
 

 

 

DEWEY BLADES

   Dewey Blades, 79, of 4049 Wagner Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, April 23, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Livingston County on December 26, 1898, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1900. Mr. Blades retired in 1964 from Dow Corning and formerly owned and operated the Dale Store for 12 years. He was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau and was on the Grange installation team.

   Mr. Blades and the former Ruey E. Freeman were married on December 6, 1931, in Tobacco Township. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Donald of Beaverton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Maxwell of Hope, Mrs. Norma Maxwell of Freeland, Mary Blades and Mrs. Dawn Virgil of Midland; one sister, Mrs. Ella Dennison of Lansing; one brother, Earl of Beaverton; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Wyllys will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 26, 1978

 

 

 

ELVA F. BLADES

   Mrs. Elva F. Blades, 78, of Beaverton, died Monday, January 3, at Town & Country Nursing Home, Midland, following a short illness. Born March 14, 1893, in Eaton County, Mrs. Blades had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1902. The former Miss Elva Reed and George Blades were married June 29, 1913, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death November 26, 1955. She was a member of the Beaverton Nazarene Church.

   Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. James (Velva) Cornell of Gladwin, Mrs. William (Violet) Bangler of Tecumseh, Mrs. Donald (Grace) Farow of Clare County, and Mrs. Raymond (Lois) Schaard of Beaverton; fiev sons, Kenneth, William and Shirley of Beaverton, Forest of Midland, and Duane of Gladwin; one brother Firdell Reed of Saginaw; 36 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday at 2:00p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery at Beaverton.   From the Gladwin County Record --- January 5, 1972.

 

 

 

GEORGE T. BLADES

   Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dale Methodist church for George T. Blades, 65, of Beaverton, who passed away Nov. 26, after an illness of one year. Mr. Blades was born March 21, 1890, in Livingston county. He came to Gladwin county with his parents nearly 50 years ago and had operated a farm in Tobacco township since. He married the former Miss Elva Reed at Beaverton June 29, 1913.

   Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Velva Cornell, Britton, Mrs. Violet Rangler of Tecumseh and Mrs. Grace Armstrong of Beaverton; five sons, Kenneth, William, Forest and Shirley all of Beaverton and Duane at home; 22 grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and Dewey of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Denison of Williamston and Mrs. Grace Crowell of Beaverton. One son, Warren, preceded him in death.

   The Rev. George Huber, of Midland, assisted by the Rev. Larry Grubaugh, of Beaverton, officiated. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Woodruff, George and Jess Wagner, Horace Van Schaick, Floyd Whitman and Charles Kinyon.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 30, 1955

 

 

 

LLOYD F. BLADES

   Lloyd F. (Mike) Blades, 68, of 4900 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Friday, July 18, in the Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Born in Beaverton July 29, 1917, he had spent his lifetime there. Mr. Blades was a crane operator in construction and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Blades and the former Betty Onweller were married July 14, 1940, in Beaverton.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Gary and Larry of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Adrian of Beaverton and Clare of Pontiac; 2 sisters, Jeanne Reiley of Lake City and Barbara Morgan of Taylr; a step-brother William Kennedy of Beaverton, one step sister, Myra Scoby of Mt. Clemens; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

   Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. form the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Pastor Ed Jaynes officiating. Graveside rites were held by the VFW at the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 23, 1986

 

 

 

MAGGIE BLADES

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR MRS. R. J. BLADES

   Mrs. Maggie Blades died April 12 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bergman, in Tobacco township. Funeral services were held Friday at the Dale Methodist church with the Rev. Sailor officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. She was born February 3, 1869, in Berrien county and in girlhood joined the United Brethren church at Maple Grove. She wa married to Chas N. Parkinson of Dowagiac, Michigan and to them were born two children. In 1898 she was widowed and in 1907 was married to Robert J. Blades, of Beaverton. One daughter was born to them.

   Surviving are three children, Percy Parkinson of Detroit, Mrs. Lawrence Bergman; of Beaverton, and Mrs. John Crowell, of Midland; also 16 grandchildren, four of whom are in the armed services. From the Gladwin County Record --- April 19, 1944

 

 

 

ROBERT JAMES BLADES

ROBERT BLADES DIES JUNE 8 IN TOBACCO

   Robert James Blades died at his home in Tobacco township June 8. Robert Blades was born in West Walton county, Norfolk, England; on March 26, 1864, the son of George P. and Elizabeth Blades. When he was two years of age they moved t the States, where they settled in Livingston county, Michigan. He married Miss Annie Judson and to them were born four children. Mrs. Blades died in 1900. In 1900 he moved to Gladwin county and bought the farm that has been his home ever since. He was elected supervisor of Tobacco township in 1922 and served several years in that capacity. He also served two years as township treasurer. Mr. Blades was Master of Dale Grange for many years and was Chief Gleaner of Dale Arbor of Gleaners.

   In 1907 he married Mrs. Maggie Parkinson and to them was born one child. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, George T., Earl R., and Percy, two daughters, Mrs. Ella May Denison of East Lansing and Mrs. Grace Crowell of Midland, twenty-seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Charles of Lansing, Rutherford of Pontiac and Fred of Pinckney and four sisters, Lizzie Leverett of Lansing and Mary Carpenter, Eva Wines and Maude Gauss of Ann Arbor.  Funeral services were held at the Dale M. E. Church, June 11, with Elder Pendleton officiating. Interment was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 21, 1939

 

 

 

WILLIAM BLADES

   William Blades, 79, of Beaverton, died Monday, March 10, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born March 14, 1917 in Billings Township, he lived in Gladwin his entire life. He worked for Benchley and Yager in Beaverton, retiring in 1979. William married the former Mildred Wuelfing Dec. 2, 1939. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Wilma and husband Ronald Maxwell and Florence, and husband Ray Peterson, all of Beaverton; one son, Forest and wife Lynn of Palatka, Fla.; two sisters, Lois Schaard of Gladwin and Grace Farrow of Lake; two brothers, Shirley and Duane of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Walters in 1985; two grandsons, Ronnie Maxwell in 1988 and Jimmy Walters in 1990; two sisters; and two brothers.

   Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Friends may call at the funeral home, 430 S. Ross, Beaverton, tomorrow (Thursday) until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to be used accordng to the family.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 12, 1997

 

 

 

FRANK C. BOMAN

   Frank C. Boman, 70, of 5300 S. M-30, Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Edenville Oct. 9, 1915, he lived in the area all his life. Mr. Boman was in supervision of Chlorine Wells for Dow Chemical Co. 28 years until retiring in 1977. He was a former Boy Scout leader in Coleman and a member of the Woby-Po-Kegan White Skin Dancers of Coleman. Mr. Boman was married to the former Velma Herendeen April 11, 1936, in Edenville. She died May 5, 1961. He then married Harriet Boylen Feb 23, 1962, in Edenville.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Rosenburg, Texas; one daughter, Wendy, at home; 2 step-sons, Larry Boylen of Gladwin and Gary Boylen of Hemlock; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Barlett oc Carleton; one sister, Betty Leuenberger of Hope; and 14 grandchildren. A son, Joh Boman, preceded him in death Feb. 24, 1978 and a daughter, Karen Boman, Dec. 3, 1942.
   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hatch officiating. Cremation will follow.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 5, 1986

 

 

 

GUY W. BOMAN

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR GUY W. BOMAN

   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Edenville Methodist Church for Guy W. Boman, 81, of Edenville, who died Monday at Midland Hospital, after a short illness. The Rev. William Vroman will officiate and burial will be in Edenville Cemetery. The Miner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born on Oct. 5, 1881, in Edenville Township, Midland County, he was a construction worker with the Arenac County Conversation Dept. form 1922 to 1927, and served on the Dearborn Police Dept. form 1927 to 1930, when he moved back to Edenville. He had lived in Gladwin County four years form 1916 to 1920 and served as Sheridan township supervisonr and clerk.
   In August, 1902, he was married to the former Mabel Downs in Cadillac and she preceded him in death in 1921. He married the former Elsie Poirier on June 9, 1939, in Kalkaska, and she survives him. Also surviving are four sons, LaVern and Traverse of Gladwin, Harold, of Midland, and Virgil, of San Bernardino, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Susie Young, of Midland, Mrs. Gene Reithel, of Hope, Mrs. Dorothy Henry, of Beaverton, Mrs. Evelyn Mathews, of Flint, and Mrs. Idabelle Forman, of Durand, two brothers, John, of Edenville, and Fred, of Gladwin; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. From the Gladwin County Record --- June 26, 1963
 

 

 

MAUDE BOWERS      

   Mrs. Maude Bowers, 81, died at her home in Butnam Township, Wednesday, June 9, following an illness of two months. Born in Ontario, Canada, June 11, 1889, Mrs. Bowers had been a resident o Gladwin County for 67 years, coming here in 1904. The former, Miss Maude DeLaurier was married to William Bowers December 11, 1907, in Gladwin County. He preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1966.

   Surviving are one son, Max of Gladwin; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Benmark and Mrs. Evaleen Walters, bothe of Gladwin, Mrs. Pearl Myers and Mrs. Lula Belle Walters, both of Flint; 24 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren; three brothers, Duncan DeLaurier of Pontiac, Jacob of Battle Creek, and Andrew of Oakville, Washington; one sister Mrs. Florence Wright of Vancouver, B.C.
   Services were held Saturday, June 12, at 2:00 at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Elder Harold McAllister officiating. Burial was in Butman Cemetery. Mrs. Bowers had been a faithful correspondent of The Record for her area for more than 40 years, prior to her illness.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 16, 1971

 

 

 

WILLIAM L. BOWERS

SERVICES HELD FOR WILLIAM BOWERS

   William L. Bowers, 80, of Butman Township, died Sunday in the Gladwin Hospital following a short illness. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Elder Charles Twining officiated and burial was in Butman Cemetery. Born in Defiance, Ohio, on April 15, 1886, he was a retired farmer and telephone line repairman for the Gladwin and Nolan line.

   Mr. Bowers came to Gladwin County 65 years ago from Ohio. He was married to the former Maude DeLaurier in Gladwin on Dec. 11, 1907. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Benmark, Mrs. Pearl Myers, Mrs. Evaleeen Walters and Mrs. Lula Belle Walters, all of Gladwin; one son, Max of Gladwin; 24 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 21, 1966

 

 

 

MARY H. BOYCE
    Mrs. Mary Boyce died June 6, 1927 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Luther McKimmy, at Knoxville. She was born April 28, 1845 in Cuyahoga county, Ohio. She was married to Stephen Boyce of Delta, Ohio. To this union were born one son and six daughters. She moved from Delta, Ohio to Beaverton in 1907 and has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McKimmy the last 15 years. She is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. Alice Gehring of Adrian, Mrs. Agnes McKimmy and Mrs. Ada Rupp of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Miller of Delta, Ohio, Mrs. Alice Murray of Swanton, Ohio. The body was taken to Delta, Ohio for burial.  Gladwin County Record dated 06-16/1927 Col-5 Page-5.

 

 

 

JACK B. BRANSCOM

            Jack B. Branscom, 77, of 4273 Monroe Rd., Midland, died Monday, Jan. 25, in the Saginaw V.A. Medical Center after a long illness.

            Born in Jackson County, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1910, he moved to Midland County 48 years ago from Ohio.  He was self-employed and a member of the Midland Baptist Church.  Mr. Branscom served in the Army during World War II.

            Mr. Branscom and the former Marion Martin were married Jan. 28, 1942, in Midland.  She preceded in him in death May 26, 1986.

            Surviving are one son, Paul of Ray, Ohio; 4 step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel Ray and Mrs. Faye Tennant of Midland, Helen Mason of Allen Park and Micki Hearns of Tampa, Fla.; 2 brothers, Sam of Midland and Lee of Chillicothe, Ohio; 2 sisters, Clara Clary of Londonderry, Ohio and Alace Benson of Chillicothe, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

            Rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  Pastor David Arvey will officiate and burial will be in the Billings Township Cemetery. Source:  Gladwin County Record, January 27, 1988, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

FRED C. BRAY        

            Fred C. Bray, 75, 1198 Badger Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, March 6, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness.

            Born in Morehouse, Mo., on April 19, 1906, he came to Gladwin County in 1971.  Mr. Bray retired in 1971 as service manager for a car dealership in Pontiac.  He was a member of the Waterford Fraternal Order of Eagles 2887 and the Pontiac Moose Lodge 108.

            Mr. Bray and the former Anna Mae Strong were married March 22, 1966, in Waterford.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Loren (Joan) Goodwin of Salem, Ore.; 4 step-children, Boyd Thomason of Greensville, Tenn., Robert Thomason of Kissimmee, Fla., Charles Thomason of Pontiac and Mrs. James (Mary) Hull of Clarkston;

one brother, Hartley Bray of Hale; one sister, Mrs. Madge Leinenger of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

            Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 10, 1982, Pg. 2, Col. 4&5.

 

 

 

LYDIA EDNA BREAULT

Lydia Edna, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murnie Breault, died June 21, aged two days.  Services were held June 22.  Burial in Ridge cemetery.  From Gladwin County Record, June 23, 1927, Col 5, Pg 5.

 

 

 

WILLIAM BREWER

William M. Brewer, 59, of 3536 Calhoun Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness.

            Born in Ann Arbor April 3, 1926, he came to Gladwin County in 1937.  Mr. Brewer was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II.

            He was married to the former Sylvia Wendt Dec. 12, 1982, in Gladwin.

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

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.   Source:  Gladwin County Record, Aug. 28, 1985, Pg 2, Col 4.

 

 

 

INFANT BRILL

            Infant son of F. M. Brill died Jan. 28, aged 3 months.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 31, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

HAROLD E. BROTHERTON

            Harold E. Brotherton, 51, of Pleasant Beach Trailer Park, Billings Township, died Friday, October 18, in the Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor.

            Born in Kennett, Mo., he came to Wayne in 1942, joining the air force June 14, 1943, and was discharged Feb. 13, 1946.  He moved to Flint in February of 1946 where he worked as a carpenter for Buick Motors, retiring in 1972, coming to Gladwin County at that time.

            Surviving are 3 daughters; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Pollock, and 1 sister, Mrs. Ross (Pauline) Talarico, both of Billings Township.

            Services were held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Eloy V. Torres officiating, and burial was in Billings cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, October 23, 1974, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

EVA A. BRUBAKER

   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. From the Gladwin County Record --- April 24, 1985

 

 

 

JOHN A. BRUBAKER

   John A. Brubaker, 85, of 9419 E. Browns Rd., Clare, died Thursday, Dec. 29, in the Clare Nursing Home after a short illness. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, June 16, 1903, he had spent most of his life in Clare County. Mr. Brubaker farmed and was a member of the Gladwin Sacred Heart Church, the Clare County Farm Bureau and the Gladwin Knights of Columbus Council 5280. He served on the Clare County Board of Commissioners from 1950 to 1973 and also was the chairman. Mr. Brubaker and the former Alta Cooper were married in June 1927 in Gladwin.
   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, John of Auburn Dale, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Jean Brubaker of Holt; 2 grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Arthur Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 4, 1989


 

MARY M. BRUBAKER

   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.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 10, 1986

 

 

 

GEORGE THOMAS BRYAN

   George Thomas Bryan was born Jan. 29, 1857, at Lobo, Canada, and died March 22, 1924, at Davison. Deceased was the son of John and Sarah Bryan who came to Michigan in 1869, and made his home near Columbiaville until March, 1885, when he was united in marriage with Mary E. Moon, who departed this life over a year ago. Immediately after their marriage they left their home until five years ago when they went to Davison, Genesee county. To this union were born Charles W. Bryan and Mrs. Herbert Wood of Gladwin, John Bryan and Mrs. Glen Wallace of Detroit; Ray Bryan of Florida and Mrs. Ray Austin of Davison. He also leaves three sisters, four brothers and 13 grandchildren to mourn their loss.
   Funeral was held Tuesday, March 25, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Austin at Davison. Burial in Smith Hill cemetery at Otisville.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 3, 1924

 

 

 

MARY E. (MOON) BRYAN

MRS. GEORGE BRYAN

   Mary E. Moon was born in Kendallville, Indiana, November 7, 1866. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moon, who moved to Michigan when she was three years of age. Most of her girlhood days were spent in Otisville and on March 26, 1885, she was united in marriage to George Bryan of Columbiaville. They made their home in Gladwin county until four years ago when they moved to Davison. Mrs. Bryan has had poor health for the past six months due to cancer, and passed away at her home in Davison Monday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m.

   Besides her husband, deceased is survived by an aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moon of Otisville; and the following children: Charles W. Bryan of Clare county, Mrs. Herbert Wood of Gladwin, Mrs. Glenn Wallace of Detroit, Mrs. Ray Austin of Davision and John and Ray at home. Funeral services were conducted at home Wednesday, at  1 p.m., and at the Methodist church at 2 p.m., Rev. C. E. Benson officiating. Interment was made in Smith Hill cemetery at Otisville.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 30, 1922.

 

 

 

KENNETH L. BURGESS

   Kenneth L. Burgess, 71, of Midland, died at the MidMichigan Medical Center, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002. Born Sept. 21, 1930 in Beaverton, he was the son of the late Ransom W. and Loa Ellen (Ogg) Burgess. He was raised and educated in Beaverton and graduated from Beaverton High School in 1947. Ken graduated from Alma College in 1952 with a BS degree, and received his MS degree in 1954 from the University of Michigan. He then received his Ph.D from the University of Michgian in 1957. He married the former Jane McKimmy, Dec. 28, 1950 in Beaverton. He worked for The Dow Chemical Company as the assistant director of Legislative Affairs for Health, Environment and Science from 1957 until retiring in 1990.

   He was a member of Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, former member and past president of the American Chemical Society and a member of the Plastics Engineers. He was an active supporter of Free Masonry and was a life member of Midland Centre Lodge #273 F.&A.M., member of DeMolay Legion of honor, Scottish Rite Masonry Valley of Bay City where he served as commander and chief and was awarded the sublime degree of 33º for meritorious service, Knights Templar #26, Royal Arch Masons #169 serving as past high priest, Red Cross of Constantine St. Martin Conclave, Pythagares Council, Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple and a life member of the Midland O.E.S. chapter #121.

   Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Robert W. and wife Dawn of Bar Harbor, Maine; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann and husband Jason G. Schuette of Mansfield, Texas; one brother, James R. and wife Bonnie of Beaverton; one sister, Ada Ruth Frick of Beaverton; and grandchildren, Ransom and Alden Burgess and Matthew and Michael Schuette. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellen Burgess in 1967.
   Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wilson Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. David Young, pastor of Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, officiating. A Masonic memorial service was conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Centre Lodge #273 for Masonic Charities or to Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church building fund.  From the Gladwin County Record, Feb. 6, 2002, Col. 3, Pg 2.
 

 

 

MARY ELLEN BURGESS

RITES HELD FOR INFANT

   Graveside services were conducted in the Dale Cemetery near Beaverton Saturday afternoon for Mary Ellen Burgess, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Burgess of 3605 Blarney Drive, Midland. Rev. Wallace Moore officiated at the rites. The baby died Thursday at the Midland Hospital.
   In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister Elizabeth at home; grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Burgess of Beaverton, and grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKimmy of Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 19, 1967

 

 

 

RANSOM W. BURGESS

Brief Illness Takes R.W. Burgess

   Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Presbyterian Church for Ransom W. Burgess, 70, who died Thursday at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a short illness. The Rev. Aaron D. Hyde officiated and burial was in Highland Mausoleum, Gladwin.

   Born in Moores Junction, Arenac County, on Sept. 13, 1893, he was married to the former Ellen Ogg in Beaverton in 1926. A veteran of World War 1, he had operated a grocery store and meat market in Beaverton many years until his retirement. Prior to that he was employed in Gladwin markets. A Beaverton resident for 50 years, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Beaverton Presbyterian Church, Beaverton American Legion Post and the Farm Bureau.
   Survivors include his wife, Ellen; two sons, James, of Beaverton, and Kenneth, of Midland; and one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Davis, of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. Leo Paquet, of Mackinaw City; and six grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 12, 1964

 

 

 

EARL BURR

   Earl Burr, 64, died suddenly at his Beaverton City home Saturday, May 24, at 7:10 a.m. Born i Rosebush, March 15, 1911, he had lived in Gladwin County most of his lifetime. He and the former Grace Kintner were married September 17, 1937, in Saginaw. Mr. Burr was a retired Dow Chemical Co., employee and a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church.

   Surviving are his wife, Grace; a son, Thomas of Middleton, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Anna) Courneya of Beaverton; is mother, Mrs. Allie Burr of Beaverton; a brother, Ben of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Mrs. William (Berniece) Mercer and Mrs. Clare (Margaret) Yager, both of Beaverton; and 2 grandchildren.
   Services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Beaverton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 28, 1975

 

 

 

CHESTER L. BUSHONG

   Chester L. Bushong, 27, of Midland, died Sunday, June 6, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. Born in Gladwin on January 15, 1949, he worked in Midland as a carpenter the past year, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Berryhill Post 165 of Midland, and of the Eagles Club of All-Bright Shores.

   He graduated from Gladwin High School in 1967, and was married to the former Sherry Dapprich in Sanford on March 1, 1969. Surviving are his wife, Sherry; three children, Brian, Michelle and Kevin, all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bushong of Gladwin; two brothers, Robert of Butte, Montana and Tom of Midland; and three sisters, Mrs. Ken (Betty) Clark, Mrs. Jack (Mary Ellen) Sherlock and Debra Bushong, all of Gladwin.

   Services are to be held today, Wednesday, at the Mathew's Funeral Home in Gladwin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Lindberg officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 9, 1976
 

 

 

JOHN LINDSAY BUSHONG

Services Friday for John Bushong

   John Lindsay Bushong, 54, passed away at his home in Grout township Tuesday afternoon, April 27. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gladwin Methodist church, with the Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery, under the auspices of the Gladwin Chapter Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   Mr. Bushong, a resident of Gladwin county for the past 33 years, was born in Putman county, Ohio on January 23, 1894. On November 8, 1924 he married Miss Beulah Switzer, in Beaverton. Surviving besided his wife, Beulah, are four daughters, Mrs. James Sanford of Saginaw, Mrs. Winnifred Maxwell of Freeland and Iris Dawn and Viola Jane, at home; one brother, Charles E. Bushong, of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Richard of Detroit and Mrs. Nellie Druley of Winegars.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 28, 1948
 

 

 

LOREN BUZZELL

RITES HELD FOR LOREN BUZZELL

   Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Loren Buzzell, 54, well known Grout Township man, who died Wednesday at the Midland Hospital after a three week illness. The Rev. Ross Tracy officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, he was born Feb. 7, 1909, in Grout Township to the late Enoch and Katie Buzzell. He was married to the former Vera Tuck in 1928, and had been employed by the Dow Chemical Company for 17 years.
   Surviving are his wife, Vera; two sons, Ronald, of Gladwin, and Robert, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Nichols, of Auburn, Mrs. Ruth Brubaker, of Midland, Mrs. Shirley Corlew, of Mt. Morris, and Mrs. Judy Hayward, of North Carolina; a brother, Freeman, and a sister, Mrs. Viola Denning, of Gladwin; and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Donna May, preceded him in death in 1933.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 23 1963

 

 

 

VERA BUZZELL

   Mrs. Vera Buzzell, 70, of 1780 McNamara Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, April 9, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Midland County on July 9, 1911, she had spent most of her life here. The former Vera Tuck, she was married to Loren Buzzell December 22, 1928, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death October 16, 1963.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Ronald and Robert of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) Brubaker of Midland, Mrs. Lembert (Gladys) Nichols of Auburn, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Corlew of Mt. Morris, and Mrs. Gordon (Judy) Hayward of Clio; her mother Mrs. Della Tuck of Gladwin; 4 brothers, Ken, Wayne and Gordon Tuck of Gladwin and Howard Tuck of Coleman; 4 sisters, Mrs. Velma Tuckerman of Beaverton, Mrs. Marcella Dull of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Ruth Saide and Mrs. Dorothy Mercier of Midland; a close friend, Joe Gibbas of Bay City; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A daughter, Donna May, preceded her in death in 1933.

   Services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Shoaff officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 14, 1982.

 

 

 

CLAIR E. CAMPBELL

   Clair E. Campbell, 60, 5648 Parker Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Midland Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year. Born i Grout Township on October 18, 1916, he was the son of Roy and Mabel Roberts Campbell and attended Gladwin County schools. He was a farmer in Grout Township all his life and was well-known as a custom farmer for other farmers.

   Mr. Campbell and the former Gertrude Fackler were married in Gladwin on June 25, 1939. He was a charter member of the McClure Wesleyan Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife Gertrude; 2 sons, Luren of Breckenridge, and Robert of Ashley; 4 brothers, Earl of Flint, Grover of Fort Myers, Fla., Gerald of Naples, Fla., and Alvin of London, England; 3 sisters, Mrs. Valda Shelar and Mrs. Nina Reppert both of Spring Arbor, and Mrs. Warren (Donna) Pike of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and 8 grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Avery officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 22, 1975

 

 

 

ROBERT N. CAMPBELL

ROBERT N. CAMPBELL DIES MAY 25TH IN GROUT

   Robert N. Campbell, old time resident of Grout township, died at the home of his son Roy, Thursday, May 25. Mr. Campbell was born in Houghton Town, Ontario, on April 3, 1861. In 1886 he was married to Isabell Will and to them were born three children. Forthy seven years ago he moved to Grout township, and in 1914 moved to Gladwin City, where he lived until eight years ago when he moved back to Grout township to live with his son, because of ill health.
   Surviving him ar two sons, Frank of Quincy and Roy of Grout and one daughter, MRs. Keith Councell of Grout, twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Rogers Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon with Rev. H.R. Fiddler officiating. Burial was in Grout cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 31, 1939

 

 

 

PVT. WILLIAM R. CAMPBELL

RE-BURIAL FOR PVT. CAMPBELL SUNDAY

   Reburial services for Pvt. William R. Campbell will be held at the Hall Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. D.M. Dickenson, pastor of the West Grout Free Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Highland cemetery.
   Pvt. Campbell was born in Clare county on October 26, 1913, died on February 23, 1945. Surving are his wife, Leatrice, of Los Angeles, California; and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Rockey of Clare, Mary Campbell, of Lansing and Mrs. Dora Ogg and Mrs. Helen Ogg, both of Gladwin.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 22, 1949

 

 

 

LEONARA A. CARPENTER

Leonara A. Carpenter, 3057 S. Eugene Street, age 76, died Tuesday, April 22, 1952, at Goodrich Hospital.  Prayer services will be held at 7 PM Thursday, April 24, 1952, from Groves & Co. Memorial Chapel, Garland at Third Ave., Rev. Gaylord Skinner officiating.  Burial in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, Michigan.  Mrs. Carpenter will lie in state at Groves & Co. Memorial Chapel until 7 o'clock Thursday evening, then will be taken to the Hall Funeral Home at Gladwin, Mich., where services will be held at 2 PM Friday, April 25, from the Riley Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Death was due to complications after an illness of 1 week.  She was born in Sanilac County, Michigan, March 18, 1876, daughter of Edward and Nancy Woodard, and lived in Flint for the last 10 years, coming here from Gladwin, Mich.  Mrs. Carpenter was the wife of the late C. Ira Carpenter.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry Kritzmire, of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Floyd Phillips of Davison, Mich; 2 sons, Glenn Carpenter of Flint and Charles Carpenter of Birch Run, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Emily Bradley of Boyne City, Michigan; several nieces and nephews.  Obituary  [Unknown paper]
 

 

 

CHARLES E. CARPENTER

CARPENTER, Charles E. - Birch Run, MI, age 66, passed away Thursday morning, March 6, 1975 at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint.  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 8 from Klein-Krauss Funeral Home, Birch Run, Rev. Burton Jones officiating.  Burial in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7PM this evening.  Those who so desire may make memorials to the Birch Run Baptist Church.  Mr. Carpenter was born in Gladwin, Michigan, December 27, 1908 and had lived in Birch Run the past 30 years.  He married Saloma Cissna, May 26, 1942 in Flint.  He was a member of the Birch Run Baptist Church, a veteran of WWII and a member of the Birch Run Senior Citizens.  he was employed by Buick Motor Division for 35 years, retiring in 1969.  Surviving are wife, Saloma, 2 sons, Bennie Bolser of Atlanta, Michigan and Edwin Carpenter of Mayville; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Glenn Carpenter of Higgins Lake; 1 sister, Mrs. Myrtle Phillips of Flint.  Obituary  [Unknown paper]
 

 

 

BEATRICE CARPER

            Beatrice Carper, 71, of 750 W. Sun Oil Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 14, at her home.

            She was born March 16, 1912, in Dry Branch, W. Va. and came to Gladwin County in 1937.

            The former Beatrice Adkins, she was married to Cullie Carper on February 16, 1928, in Comfort, W. Va.  He preceded her in death in 1975.

            Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Delores) Cleveland of Oklahoma and Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Doane of Beaverton; 5 sons, Garland, James, William and Herbert of Gladwin and Cullie Jr. of Detroit; 6 sisters, Oma Smith of Bell, W. Va., Martha Smith, Lois McCartney and Ruthie Adkins of Dry Branch, W. Va. And Eunice Hudson of Mineral Wells, W. Va.; one brother, Hershel Adkins of Glen Daniels, W. Va.; 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

            Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  Norman Schroeder officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 18, 1984, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

RONALD CHATTERTON

                Ronald Chatterton, 83, former Midland resident, died Friday, June 4, 1999 in Lakeland, Fla.

                Born Oct. 24, 1915 in Clare County, he was the son of Aubrey and Edith Chatterton.  He worked for The Dow Chemical Company's Kansas City sales office, retiring in 1978 after 37 1/2 years.  He was a member of Midland Elks and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Midland.

                Surviving are his wife, Josephine, two daughters, Kay and husband Ron Wood of Grayling, and Judith Starbuck of Marietta, Ga; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

                A memorial service was held in Lakeland. Graveside services will be held June 26 at 2 P.M. at the Gladwin Cemetery.  Obituary - Gladwin County Record, June 16, 1999, Section A, Page 2, Col. 1 and 2.

 

 

 

JOHN CHERRY

            CHERRY—John Cherry died at Highwood Aug. 7, aged 65 years.  He was born in Canada.  He had been a resident of Michigan many years and had lived in Highwood two years.  His wife survives, living in Jackson, and a son, Henry, lives at Highwood.  Funeral today.  Source: Gladwin County Record, August 8, 1907, Pg. 5, Col. 2.

 

 

 

EVA MAUDE CLAWSON

SERVICES FOR MRS. CLAWSON THURSDAY

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Eva Maude Clawson, 70, who died at 6:30 a.m., Monday at Hurley Hospital in Flint. Mrs. Clawson, whose home was at 1171 E. Coldwater Road., Flint, had been ill for several weeks. She was born in Woodburn, Ind., May 18, 1885, and was married to Arthur L. Goodwin, who died in 1915. She lived at Smith Creek for 10 years and moved to Flint about 30 years ago.
    Mrs. Clawson is survived by four sons, Arthur L. Goodwin, Gladwin, Francis Leo Goodwin, Montrose, Theodore J. Goodwin, Linden, and Marion R. Gingery, Flint; 15 grandchildren and nine great children. The services will be held at the Miner Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be made in Highland cemetery. The Rev. F. E. Voller, of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church, will officiate.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 7, 1955

 

 

 

BERT E. CLINGAN

Tobacco Township Man Dies Suddenly

   Bert E. Clingan, 48, of Tobacco Township, died suddenly Tuesday at his home of a heart attack. Born on Jan. 18, 1913, in Buckeye Township, he spent his lifetime in Gladwin County and operated a farm in Tobacco Township. He was a veteran of World War II.

   Surviving him are a daughter, Rosemary Clingan, of Santa Cruz, CA.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Clingan, of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Freeman, and Mrs. Marion Brown, of Beaverton; three brothers, Israel, of Goldbar, Wash., and Walter and James of Beaverton. A sister preceded him in death in 1952 and his father died on Feb. 19, 1960.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur Whisler will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 12, 1961

 

 

 

ROBERT CLINGAN

ROBERT CLINGAN Buried in Dale Cemetery

   Robert Clingan, 62, died February 19, at Piqua Ohio as the results of an automobile accident. He was born in Piqua, Ohio on January 6, 1895 and had lived in Gladwin County for 15 years. Mr. Clingan was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He had never married.
   Surviving are one brother , Korah, of Beaverton and one sister Lucille Clingan. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery with Harold Crawford, Glen Stillwagon, James Methner, J. Ray McKimmy, Don Ross and Earl Woodruff acting as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 27, 1957

 

 

 

ELLA L. COCHRAN

Services Held for Ella Cochran

     Mrs. Ella L. Cochran, 86, of Beaverton, died Friday, Nov. 14, at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital following an illness of one month. Born in Jasper on April 19, 1883, she had resided in Gladwin County for the past 68 years. Mrs. Cochran was a life member of the Beaverton O.E.S. No. 386 and the Dale Billings Ladies Aid.

     The former Ella Skinner, she was married to Robert B. Cochran on June 19, 1902, in Jasper. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Velma McKimmy, of Beaverton and Mrs. Goldie Colbeck, of Saginaw; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

     Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. A.H. Keesler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 12, 1969.

 

 

 

LULA M. COCHRAN

   Sunday afternoon funeral services were held for Mrs. Lula M. Cochran, 60, from the Hall Funeral Home, with Elder Taylor of the Latter Day Saints church officiating. Burial was made in Highland cemetery. Mrs. Cochran was born in Edenville on October 21, 1890 and lived her whole lifetime in and near Gladwin county. She married Nate Cochran on September 5, 1909 in Edenville. She passed away on Friday July 13, at her home in Buckeye township after a year's illness.

   Surviving are her husband, Nate; two sons, Jack and Harvey Cochran, of Cadillac; two daughters, Mrs. Verna Henry of Detroit, Mrs. Thelma Fetterolf of Midland; one brother, Clifford Erway of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Glenn Sischo, Roy Graves, Ervin Martin, Jack Valentine, Grant Fetterolf, Emil Stuhr.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 18, 1951

 

 

 

NATE COCHRAN

NATE COCHRAN OF BEAVERTON DIES AT 76

Gladwin -- Nate Cochran, 76, of Beaverton, died Sunday night at the Day Nursing Home, Gladwin. He has been in ill health the past year. He was born Feb. 29, 1886, in Jackson City, Tenn., and he came to Michigan in 1907, making his home in Beaverton. He was married to Miss Lula M. Erway of Edenville Sept. 5, 1909 and she died about 11 years ago.

  Surviving are two sons, Jack Cochran of Midland, and Harvey Cochran, Cadillac; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Fetterolf, Midland, and Mrs. Verna Cusick, Port Richey, Fla., also one brother, George Cochran of Adrian; 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be announced later, Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, where members of the family will be present from7 to 9 p.m. this evening, also from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.   From The Gladwin County Record, Oct. 3, 1962, Col. 6, Pg 1.

 

 

 

ROBERT COCHRAN

Death Takes Beaverton Man At 79

     Beaverton---Robert Cochran, 79, a resident of Gladwin County for more than 50 years, died Monday evening at the Midland Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Cochran was a retired farmer. He was born May 12, 1878 in Carter County, Tenn. He married the former Ellen Skinner in June, 1902. Mr. Cochran was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, two daughters, Mrs. Ellis McKimmy, Beaverton, Mrs. Theodore Colbeck, Saginaw; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Nat Cochran, Midland, George Cochran, Blissfield, and James Cochran Unicoi Tenn.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Vernon Summers will officiate assisted by the Rev. Earl Atkinson. The services will be under the auspices of the Beaverton F& AM. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin on Wednesday. After Wednesday, friends may call at the Cochran family residence in Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 8, 1957

 

 

 

PHOEBE ANNIE CODLING

Mrs. Phoebe Annie Codling died at her home in Arthur township June 1, at 8 o'clock p. m., after a long illness from lung trouble, aged 49 years.  She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom are still living.  Funeral services will be held today (Friday) and interment will take place in the Grout township cemetery.  Obituary from the Gladwin County Record dated June 3, 1904:

 

 

 

VERA CODLING

Mrs. Vera A. Codling, 67, of 3962 South Bard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 29, in the Clare Nursing Home following an illness of three months.

Born in Gladwin County on March 23, 1912, she had spent her lifetime here.  Mrs. Codling worked at one time in the dietary department at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. She attended the Elm Grove Church of God.

The former Vera Wechter, she was married to Percy Codling on October 27, 1934, in Beaverton Township. He preceded her in death May 26, 1979.

Surviving are one son, Richard of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norris (Ruth) Wilson of Farwell and Mrs. Elvis (Connie) Denton of Clare; 11 grandhcildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elders Harold McAllister and Leon Methner and the Rev. Virgil Brinkman officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.   Obituary: Gladwin County Record, Oct 31, 1979, Pg 2, Col 3

 

 

 

ROLLEN CODLING

   Rollen A. Codling, 62, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died March 27, in Memorial Medical Center following a short illness.

   He was married to the former Lenora Smith in February 1942.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Marty [sic Monty] of Fort Lauderhill, Fla.; 2 brothers, Harold of Sanford, Fla. and Floyd of Lowell; 3 sisters, Mrs. Adeline Kern of Gladwin, Mrs. Helen Garner of Sanford and Mrs. Ida May Jungman of Midland; and one granddaughter.
   Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. April 3.  Obituary in The Gladwin County Record, April 14, 1982:

 

 

 

STEPHEN CODLING

RITES THURSDAY FOR STEPHEN CODLING

   Stephen A. Codling, 78, a retired farmer, died Monday after an illness of several months.  Born January 9, 1878 in Ontario, Canada, he went to North Dakota with his parents at the age of four and lived here until coming to Michigan when he was 26 years old, purchasing a farm in Gladwin Township. He had been a resident of Gladwin county for over 50 years and was a member of the McClure Methodist Church.

   Surviving Mr. Codling are his wife, Winnie May; three sons, Floyd of Harrison, Harold of Pontiac and Rollin of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three daughters, Mrs. Adeline Kern of Gladwin, Mrs. Ida May Stellmacher of Midland and Miss Helen Codling of Sebewaing; one brother, George of Clare county; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Chatterton of Gladwin, Mrs. Gertrude Slater of Midland, and Mrs. Bertha Huffman of Belding; also 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Miner Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M.  Officiating clergyman will be the Rev. Ivan Hodgson of Northville.  Burial will be in the McClure cemetery with Harvey Klein, Harley Klein, Charles Hoskinson, Wayne Ellis, Ward Klein and Orlay Klein acting as pallbearers.   From The Gladwin County Record, Oct. 17, 1956, Col. 3, Pg 1.

 

 

 

VERA CODLING

Mrs. Vera A. Codling, 67, of 3962 South Bard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 29, in the Clare Nursing Home following an illness of three months.

Born in Gladwin County on March 23, 1912, she had spent her lifetime here.  Mrs. Codling worked at one time in the dietary department at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. She attended the Elm Grove Church of God.

The former Vera Wechter, she was married to Percy Codling on October 27, 1934, in Beaverton Township. He preceded her in death May 26, 1979.

Surviving are one son, Richard of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norris (Ruth) Wilson of Farwell and Mrs. Elvis (Connie) Denton of Clare; 11 grandhcildren and 2 great grandchildren.
  Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elders Harold McAllister and Leon Methner and the Rev. Virgil Brinkman officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Obituary: Gladwin County Record, Oct 31, 1979

 

 

 

WINNIE MAY CODLING

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. CODLING

   Mrs. Winnie May Codling, 67, died Sunday at her home in Gladwin of a stroke.  She was born on Aug. 2, 1889 at Napoleon, Ohio.  On Oct. 9, 1907, she married Stephen A. Codling in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death in Oct. 1956.

   Mrs. Codling is survived by three sons, Floyd of Harrison, Harold of Pontiac, and Rollin of Corpus Christi, Texas;  three daughters Miss Helen Codling of Saginaw, Mrs. Ida May Stellmacher of Midland, and Mrs. Adeline Kern of Gladwin county; three brothers, Ray and Arthur Harrold of Gladwin, and Rollie Harrold of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; also 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 16, at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry C. Hall officiating.  Burial will be in McClure cemetery.  Gladwin County Record dated 06-23/1993 Col-4 Page-2.
 

 

 

JAMES P. COGLEY

            James P. Cogley, 57, of 1366 Denton Creek, All Bright Shores, died Monday, Dec. 8, in the Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

            Born in Detroit Sept. 2, 1929, he moved to Gladwin County in 1969 from Hazel Park.  Mr. Cogley was a driver for T. Pierce Trucking in Madison Heights.  He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Albright Shores Eagles Club 3655, the Gladwin County DAV 77 and the 21 CB Club.

            Mr. Cogley was married to the former Judith Wagner Feb. 14, 1959, in Livonia.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Thomas of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Dawn) Taylor IV of Beaverton; and 2 grandchildren.

            Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Edenville.  The Rev. Father Joseph Schabel will officiate and burial will be in the Billings Township Cemetery.  A Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and an Eagles Memorial Service Wednesday evening also.  Graveside services will be held by the Gladwin County VFW 7303.  Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, December 10, 1986, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

ALICE COLBECK

   Mrs. Alice Colbeck, 84, of Billings Township, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Jodeman Nursing Home, West Branch, after a long illness. Born in Lapeer Count on Oct. 2, 1885, she had lived in Gladwin County 67 years. The former Alice Wilder, she was married to Stephen Colbeck on Sept. 19, 1904. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1953.

   Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Leuenberger, of Beaverton, Mrs. Olive Fleming and Mrs. Edna Dicken, of Gladwin and Mrs. Hazel Gill, of Midland; two  sisters, Mrs. Edna White, of Gladwin and Mrs. Jennie Tripp, of Lapeer; two brothers, Robert, of East Tawas and Alton, of Flint; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. John Cermak officiated and burial was in the Billings Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- September 16, 1970.

 

 

 

EARL F. COLBECK

ILLNESS FATAL TO EARL COLBECK

   Earl F. Colbeck, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born Oct. 4, 1891 in Billings Township, Mr. Colbeck was 72 years old. He spent his lifetime in Gladwin County as a farmer and construction foreman, and in later years operated a dry goods store in Beaverton until his retirement. He was well-known in the county, having served several years as a supervisor of Beaverton City and as secretary of the Gladwin County Fair for a number of years.

   Mr. Colbeck and the former Pansy Hunter were married in Tobacco Township Nov. 27, 1920. Survivors are his wife Pansy; two brothers and a sister. Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home and burial will be in the Edenville Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 18, 1967

 

 

 

FRANK COLBECK

FRANK COLBECK DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION

   Frank Colbeck died October 16, at St. Mary's hospital, Saginaw, following an operation for goitre. Funeral services were held at the home at Beaverton Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. Perry Hoover. Burial was at Billings cemetery. Mr. Colbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Colbeck, was born February 3, 1862, in Oxford county, Ontarion, came to Gladwin county with his parents in 1880, settled in Billings township, where he lived until he retired from farming 12 years ago, and moved to Beaverton where he has since lived.

   He married Miss Minnie Blanchard in 1890. Five children, Earl and Anna of Billings township, Hazel of Coral Gables, Florida, Herman of Beaverton and Stephen of Saginaw, were born to them. Surviving him are his widow, his five children, 14 grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Two brothers and two sisters preceding him in death.

   Colbeck served several years as supervisor of the second ward at Beaverton, and was filling the office at the time of his death. He was active in civil and social affairs during his residence in Billings township where he was a prosperous farmer until he retired owing to failing health.  From The Gladwin County Record --- Oct 26, 1933

 

 

 

HERMAN COLBECK

   Herman Colbeck, 81, of Pompano, Fla., and formerly of Beaverton, died Thursday, Jan. 22, in Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami. Mr. Colbeck was born in Billings Township on January 28, 1899 and moved to Florida 18 years ago. Rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from St. Martin in The Fields Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon H. Lyttleton Zimmerman officiated.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 28, 1981

 

 

 

HUGH L. COLBECK

ILLNESS FATAL TO HUGH COLBECK

   Hugh L. Colbeck, 87, of Route 1, Hope, died on Saturday following an illness of one and one-half year. He was born in Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 4, 1871, and had lived in Gladwin County for 85 years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Colbeck was a member of the Beavertn F. & A.M. Lodge.

   Survivors include a son James, of Saginaw; a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Gandy, of Route 1, Hope; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Kent, Mrs. Anna Sterling, and Mrs. Nina Fox; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Verne Summers officiating. Burial was in Billings Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 25, 1959

 

 

 

MRS. HUGH COLEBECK

   Mrs. Hugh Colebeck died at her home in Billings township, Feb. 4, aged 29 years, Interment at Davidson.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 20. 1913

 

 

 

JAMES J. COLBECK

RITES HELD FOR SANFORD RESIDENT

   James J. Colbeck, 67, of Sanford, died Sunday, Aug. 10, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin County on March 6, 1902, he retired from Wickes Machine Shop in Saginaw in 1965. Surviving are his wife, Anna, one son, Walter, of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Grigonis, of St. Charles and Mrs. Keith Best, of Saginaw; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Gandy, of Hope; and nine grandchilren.

   Rites were held August 13, in Midland. The Rev. Roger Browre officiated and burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 20, 1969

 

 

 

JAMES COLBECK, SR.

   James Colbeck, Sr., one of the early pioneers of Billings township, died April 1, 1922, at his home in Beaverton, aged 91 years, 9 months and 3 days. Mr. Colbeck was born in Fathwell, Lincolnshire county, England, til the age of 22 years, when he became a resident of Canada, living there until 1881, when he came to Gladwin county and settled on a farm in Billings township, and with the help of his family made there a fine farm.

   In 1891 he retired from the farm and moved to the city of Beaverton, there to reside until his death. In Canada he married Lucinda Lee, and six years after coming to Michigan she died, and in 1891 he married Margaret Kennedy Rogers. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, four sons, six daughters, 36 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildrn. Interment took place in Edenville cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Killian.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 13, 1922

 

 

 

JOAN ELLEN COLBECK

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR JOAN COLBECK

   Services were held Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home here for Joan Ellen Colbeck, 8, daughter of Herman and Onalee Colbeck, who died on Jan 1, 1944. The Rev. Willis Schrock, of Beaverton, officiated at the services and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 5, 1944

 

 

 

MARY JUNE COLBECK

   Mary June Colbeck, 72, of Hillman and formerly of Beaverton, died Sunday, Nov 13, in Provincial House Nursing Home, Alpena, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin County June 2, 1916, she lived here until moving to Saginaw and then back to Beaverton. She moved to Hillman in 1982. Mrs. Colbeck worked for Greer Abstract in Gladwin and then for Lawyers Title Service and Abstract in Saginaw for 42 years until retiring in 1980. She attended the United Methodist Church.

   The former Mary June Thomson, she was married to Kenneth Colbeck Feb. 23, 1935, in Saginaw. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, James of Gaylord; one brother, Mack Thomson of Clare; and 3 granddaughters. A sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Levi Troyer officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 16, 1988.

 

 

 

MILFRED T. COLBECK

SERVICES HELD FOR MILFRED COLBECK

   Milfred T. Colbeck, 80, of Tobacco Township, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Saginaw County Hospital following a long illness. Born in Billings Township on April 9, 1888, he had spent his lifetime here and farmed. Mr. Colbeck was married to the former Nellie Noble on July 17, 1911, in Midland. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1961.

   Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Saginaw; one grandson, James of Saginaw; and two great grandchildren. Rites were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 19, 1969.

 

 

 

NELLIE E. COLBECK

RITES HELD FOR NELLIE COLBECK

   Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Nellie E. Colbeck, 69, of Tobacco Township, who died Friday after an illness of six weeks. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Born on February 18, 1892, in Lyons, Ohio, the former Nellie E. Noble was married to Milford Colbeck on July 17, 1911, in Midland. They came to Gladwin County in 1914 from Flint.

   Survivors include her husband Milford of Beavertn; a son Kenneth, of Saginaw; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Fraser, of Pontiac; two brothers, Carl Noble, of Saginaw and Samuel Noble, of Lansing; and one grandson; James, of Saginaw.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 12, 1961.

 

 

 

STEPHEN R. COLBECK

PROMINENT RESIDENT PASSES AWAY

   Stephen R. Colbeck, 872, resident of Billings township, passed away on Monday evening at a Traverse City Hospital, following several months illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Grubaugh will officiate ad burial will be made in the Billings cemetery.

   Mr. Colbeck was born in Esses, Ontario, Canada, on October 19, 1880. He came to Gladwin county in 1881 with his parents and was married in Beaverton on September 19, 1904, to Miss Alice Wilder. They have lived on a farm in Billings township since that time.

   Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Leunberger of Billings, Mrs. Olive Ockerman and Mrs. Edna Dicken, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Asal Gill of Midland; one brother, Hugh Colbeck, of Midland county; three sister, Mrs. Helen Kent of Billings, Mrs. Anna Sterling of Beavertn and Mrs. Nina Fox of Milwaukee; also 14 grandchildren. One son preceded his father in death. Mr. Colbeck's nephews will act as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 15, 1953

 

 

 

THEODORE R. COLBECK

THEODORE ROOSEVELT COLBECK

     Theodore R. (Ted) Colbeck, 87, of Sun Valley Manor, Saginaw, died Thursday, July 7, in St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was born May 6, 1901, in Billings Township. Mr. Colbeck was employed for 30 years by Grey Iron Foundry until retiring in 1968. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the West Michigan Ave. Methodist Church, the Solar Lodge 592 F. & A.M., the Martha Washington Chapter 113 O.E.S., the White Shrine of Jerusalem 34 and the American Legion.

     Mr. Colbeck and the former Goldie Cochran were married in 1921. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Elaine) Hirschman of Saginaw; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Rites were held last Monday from the W.L. Chase & Co. Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Richard Turner officiated and entombment was in Oakwood Mausoleum. From the Gladwin County Record --- July 20, 1988

 

 

 

RUBE L. CONDRA

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

   Rites were held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Roberts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 30, 1994

 

 

 

ERNEST CONE

            Ernest Cone, 67, of 713 Stacy Ct., Gladwin, died Saturday, March 30, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness.

            Born in Lansing, June 21, 1917, he came to Gladwin County in Nov. 1984, from New Port Richey, Fla.  He retired in 1975 as an engineer for Lykes Pasco Packing Co. in Dade City, Fla.  He served in the Navy during World War II.

            Mr. Cone was married to the former Norma Knapp April 10, 1936, in Angola, Ind.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Charles of Gladwin, one daughter, Sandra Kuerbitz of Drayton Plains; one brother, Arthur of Hudson, Fla.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Juanita Rock of Standish and Mrs. Joan Kinasz of Beaverton.  A sister, Bernice Rock, preceded him in death in 1982.

            Services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Roy Glasgow officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, April 3, 1985, Pg. 6, Col. 3 & 4.    

 

 

 

LEO D. CONE

            Leo D. Cone, 79, of 245 S. Bowery Ave., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 13, 1989, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw.

            Born in Midland, Feb. 2, 1910, he came to Gladwin County in 1950 from Midland.  Mr. Cone owned Cone’s Shoe Store from 1950 until retiring in 1976.  He had been an avid golfer and was a member of the Gladwin-Beaverton Bowling Hall of Fame.

            Mr. Cone and the former Lillian Wildes were married March 30, 1935, in Angola, Ind.  She preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1985.

            Surviving are one son, Robert of Gladwin; 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  Larry Lewis officiated and burial was in the Midland Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.  Source:  Feb. 15, 1989, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

WILLIAM E. CONE

            William E. Cone, 59, of 1900 S. Hay Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, March 6, in Saginaw Veterans Hospital following a short illness.

            Born in Wayne County on April 17, 1922, he moved to Gladwin County in 1970 from Plymouth.  Mr. Cone retired in 1977 as a welder-fitter in steel fabrication.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW Post 7303, American Legion Post 171 and the Loyal Order of Moose 2051, West Branch.

            Mr. Cone was married to the former Lorene Downey June 12, 1971, in Gladwin.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Danny of Detroit, Ronald of Gladwin and Billy of Coleman; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dale (Diane) Gower of Farwell, Mrs. Marty (Dorothy) Mathews of Harrison and Robin of Texas; one brother, Elmer of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Addie Hammond of Newhaven and Mrs. Violet Anderson of Boyne City; and 9 grandchildren.

            Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Rhodes Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 10, 1982, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

ADDIE CAROLINE CORBIN

ADDIE CAROLINE [McKIMMY] - ERVAY - CORBIN

     Mrs. Addie C. Corbin, 92, Adrian, died August 8, at Schnepp Nursing Home, Beaverton, following a short illness. Born March 25, 1883, in Lenawee County, she had been a resident of this area the past 2 years. The former Addie McKimmy was married to Melvin Corbin March 29, 1919 and he died in 1951.

     Surviving are 2 daughters; a son; 2 step-daughters; a step-son; 29 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. A 7 p.m. service was held Saturday evening at Hall Funeral Home - Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Funeral rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. at Everiss Funeral Home, Adrian, and burial was in Zion Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 13, 1975

 

 

 

ALLEN S. CORNELL

ALLEN CORNELL DIES SUDDENLY

   Rites were held Monday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Nazerene Church for Allen S. Cornell, 51, of Beaverton, who died suddenly at his home Friday morning. The Revs. F. E. Voller and Ray Huffman officiated and burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery. Born in McClure, Ohio on Aug. 14, 1914, he came to Gladwin County 11 years ago. He was employed as a truck driver for Beaverton Transit-Mix, Inc. Mr. Cornell was married to the former Bonnie Thayer on Jan. 30, 1953, in Boon, Mich.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell, of Beaverton; two brothers, James and William, both of Beaverton; and six sisters, Mrs. Hazel White, Mrs. Katherine Stillwagon, Mrs. Hilda Powell, and Mrs. Viola Folts, all of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen Yager, of Bay City and Mrs. June Buck, of Farmington. One sister, Mary, preceded him in death.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 17, 1965

 

 

 

BELVA CORNELL

   Mrs. Belva Cornell, 89, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Ardis Nursing Home, Farwell, following a long illness. Born in McClure, Ohio, on March 24, 1891, she came to Gladwin County in 1912. The former Belva Yost, she was married to Archie Cornell on February 20, 1910, in Ohio. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1954.

   Surviving are one son, Harold (Buster) of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bertha) Garvie of Beaverton, Mrs. Andrew (Nettie) Sedor of Highland, Calif., and Mrs. Leo (Marguerete) Wirt of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Two sons also preceded her in death, Harvey, in 1935 and Herbert in 1970.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- December 3, 1980.

 

 

 

FRANK L. CORNELL

Services Held for Frank Cornell
   Frank L. Cornell, 74, of Beaverton, died Thursday, March 19, after a short illness in Panama City, Fla. Born in McClure, Ohio, on Aug. 9, 1895, he moved to Gladwin County in 1919. Mr. Cornell was a heavy equipment operator and co-owner of Brickcrete Company on M-18. He was married to the former Maude Mowan, on July 7, 1914, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Besides his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Hazel White, Mrs. Katherine Stillwagon, Mrs. Hilda Powell, and Mrs. Viola Folts, of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen Yager, of Bay City, and Mrs. June Buck, of Farmington; two sons, William, of Beaverton and James, of Gladwin; 33 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F.E. Voller officiated and entombment was in the Highland Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record, From The Gladwin County Record, March 25, 1970, Col. 3, Pg 1.
 

 

 

MAUDE M. CORNELL

   Maude M. Cornell, 89, of 3768 Howard Rd., Beavertn, died Saturday, March 30, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Grand Rapids July 26, 1895, she came to Gladwin County in 1919 from Ohio. The former Maude Mowan, she was married to Frank L. Cornell July 7, 1914 in Bowling Green, Ohio.  Surviving are one son, William of Beaverton; 5 daughters, Mrs. Hazel White, Mrs. Catherine Stillwagon and Mrs. Viola Silence of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen Yager of Shields and Mrs. June Buck of Walled Lake; 33 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children. Mary Phipps Hansen, Feb. 27, 1963, Hilda Powell, May 4, 1974, James, Feb. 20, 1973, Charles, July 2, 1961 and Allen, Nov. 12, 1965.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and entombment was in the Highland Cemetery Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 3, 1985

 

 

 

VELVA CORNELL

   Mrs. Velva Cornell, 58, of Parkway Beach, Gladwin, died Thursday, March 15, at Midland Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Cornell was born May 9, 1914 in Tobacco Township, Beaverton, the former Miss Velva Blades. A lifetime resident of the county, she was married to James J. Cornell October 16, 1937, in Tobacco Township. Mr. Cornell died February 20, preceding her in death by 22 days.

   Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Norman (Joyce) Geasler of Lake, Mrs. Leroy (Lois) Vande Vrede of Gladwin, Mrs. Gene (Ann) Muma of Saginaw, Mrs. Richard (Melody) Reid, and Miss Nancy Cornell, both of Gladwin; and two sons, Franklin and George, both of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. William (Violet) Rangler of Tecumseh, Mrs. Donald (Grace) Farrow of Clare County, Mrs. Raymond (Lois) Schaard of Beaverton; five brothers, Kenneth, William and Shirley, all of Beaverton, Forest of Midland and Duane of Gladwin; and 16 grandchildren. Two sons, Robert and Larry, are deceased.

   Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 21 1973

 

 

 

WILLIAM SYLVESTER CORNELL

     William S. Cornell, 75, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the Aleda M. Lutz, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born Feb. 6, 1926, to Frank and Maude (Mound) Cornell in Beaverton. On Dec. 7, 1965 he married Nettie (Yager) Cornell. He was a carpenter and was employed with Bectal Power, Midland. William was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was a veteran serving in WWII with the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 7303 and Olson Community Church in Midland.
     William is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Nettie Cornell of Beaverton; one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Brad Leosh of Oscoda, sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Sue Cornell of Beaverton, Duane and Paula Cornell of Saginaw and Tim and Susette Cornell of Reed City; grandchildren, Hayli Kirby, Heather Leosh, Heath Leosh, Justin, Jason and Briana Cornell, Lisa, Shane and Kolette Cornell, Tosanna Regan and Christopher Regan; great-grandchildren, Sydney Leosh, Devon Kirby and Alexis Cornell; sisters, Hazel White of Beaverton, Kate Stillwagon of Beaverton, Helen Yager of Shields, June Buck of Gladwin, Viola Silence of Panama Beach, Fla. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.  From the Gladwin County Record, From The Gladwin County Record and Clarion, Sept. 26, 2001.

 

 

 

JAMES NOBLE COTTRELL

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR JAMES COTTRELL

   Funeral services for James Noble Cottrell, 58, will be held on Thursday afternoon, August 7, at 2 o'clock at the Beavertn Presbyterian church. A short prayer service will take place at 1 o'clock  at the home in Beaverton. The Rev. John K. Osborne, of Mt. Pleasant will officiate with burial in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Cottrell, a resident of Beaverton for the past 50 years, was born in Lyons, Ohio on May 25, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manley Cottrell. On July 18, 1910 he was married to Miss Della Oliver, in Beaverton. He died at his home on Tuesday after an illness of several years.
   Surviving are his wife, Della; five daughters, Mrs. Ols Hildenbrand; of Detroit, Mrs. Muriel Sampson, Mrs. Helen Methner, Mrs. Marian Snyder and Mrs. Margaret Woodruff, of of Beaverton; one brother, Jacob M. Cottrell of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Ankney of Lansing and Mrs. Gladwys Boone of Detroit; also nine grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 6, 1947

 

 

 

MANLEY COTTRELL

   Manley Cottrell, a former resident of Beaverton, Gladwin county, died suddenly Monday morning, March 11, of apoplexy at his home at 225 East Pike street, Pontiac. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ankney of Lansing and Mrs. Gladys Boone of Dearborn, two sons, James N. and Jacob M. of Pontiac, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Whaley of Lyons, Ohio.
   Funeral services were held Wednesdya afternoon at two o'clock, followed by burial at Perry Mounty Park cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 21, 1929

 

 

 

REBECCA V. COTTRELL

   Rebecca Viers Cottrell was born to James and Elizabeth Noble on November 15, 1859, in Fulton County, Ohio, and died January 24, 1944, at the home of her son, Jacob M. Cottrell, 185 South Shirley Ave., Pontiac, after a week's illness. She was married to Manley Cottrell in 1882 and lived near Lyons, Ohio, until 1894, when they moved to Gladwin county and settled  on their farm at Dundas Corners, now owned by Herbert French.

   They continued to live on this farm and in Beaverton where Mr. Cottrell owned and operated a meat market until May 1914 when they moved on a farm near Holly, Michigan. The following year they moved to Pontiac where she has resided since. Mr. Cottrell preceded her in death on March 11, 1929. Mrs. Cottrell was a member of the Church of Christ and was also a member of the Maccabees.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Ankney of Lansing, Mrs. Gladys Boone, of Detroit; two sons, James N. Cottrell, of Beaverton, and Jacob M. Cottrell of Pontiac; one brother, Charles O. Noble, of Detroit; fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchildrn.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Huntoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard C. Hawkins officiating and burial was in Perry Mount Park cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 2, 1944
 

 

 

ROBERT G. COTTRELL

   Robert G. Cottrell, 72, of Gladwin and formerly of Saginaw, died Monday, Dec. 17, 1990, in Midland after a long illness. Born in Saginaw, March 4, 1918, he was employed at Saginaw Steering Gear for 33 years until retiring in 1974. Mr. Cottrell was married to the former Betty Hasell and she preceded him in death in 1970. He then married Delores Bundshuh Short. Dec. 11, 1971.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Robert of Merrill and Michael of Saginaw; 3 step-sons, William Short of Sanford, Terry Short of Saginaw and Michael Short of Maryland; one step-daughter, Barbara Aguilar of Bay City; 3 sisters, Ilene Manial, Frances Roberts and Pub Neuwirth and 2 brother, Richard and Harold. A step-daughter, Catherine Hartlieb, preceded him in death in 1986.

   Rites were held Thursday at noon from the W.L. Case Funeral Home, Saginaw. The Rev. Thomas Cundiff officiated and burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 26, 1990

 

 

 

AMELIA BEATRICE COUNCELL

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. COUNCELL

   Amelia Beatrice Councell; 50, wife of Keith Councel, will be buried on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. C. F. Olin, of the Gladwin Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in the Highland cemetery. Mrs. Councell was born in Grout township on September 18, 1898, and was married there to Mr. Councell. They operated a farm in the same township and it was here that Mrs. Councell passed away after an illness of about six months.

   Surviving are eight children, Rolland of Gladwin, Eldon of Marion, Ohio, Graham, John and Frank of Detroit, and Thomas, Carmen and Vera at home; two brothers, Roy Campbell of Gladwin and Frank Campbell of West Unity, Ohio; also five grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 13, 1949

 

 

 

DAVID P. COWELL

RITES HELD for EX-MERCHANT

     David P. Cowell, 83, well known Beaverton merchant, died suddenly at his home Friday evening after suffering a heart attack. He was born January 27, 1869, at Ogden Center, Mich., and married the former Miss Saloma McKimmy October 30, 1890, at Ogden center. He came to Beaverton in 1909 where he had resided since.

     He was employed as a farmer and carpenter for many years. Before his retirement, about 12 years ago, he operated the D-X gas and service station and a grocery store. He was a former member of the Beaverton board of education, serving for 12 yeas, and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He was always interested in community and civic affairs.

     Surviving are his widow; two sons, Perry and Ray, former sheriff of Gladwin county; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, at 2 p.m., from the Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Ernest Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Ernest Johnson, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in Dale cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were Loren McKimmy, Ellis McKimmy, Paul McKimmy, J. Ray McKimmy, Ottomer McKimmy and Bob Hughes. From the Gladwin County Record --- January 23, 1952

 

 

 

PERRY M. COWELL

Illness Fatal to Perry Cowell

     Perry M. Cowell, 69, of Clare, and formerly of Beaverton, died Wednesday, June 7, at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, after an illness of three months. Born May 4, 1892, Ogden Center, Lenawee County, he moved to Tobacco Township in 1910, and to Clare six years ago. He was a field man for Kraft Food Co. for 17 years. In 1912, he was married to the former Mamie L. Mercer in Beaverton. He was a member of the Clare Methodist Church, of Riverside Grange and the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Clare.
     Surviving besides his widow are a daughter. Mrs. Charles Schreiber, of Freeland; a brother, Ray, of Gladwin, and two grand-children. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with Rev. Arthur Whisler and Rev. D.R. Salisbury of Clare officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 14, 1961

 

 

 

SOLOMA IRENE (McKIMMY) COWELL-DAVIS

Services Held for

Mrs. Soloma Davis

     Funeral services were held for Mrs. Saloma Cowell Davis, 84, today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Brethren in Beaverton. The Rev. G.W. Miller and Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated at the services. Burial was in Dale cemetery.

     Mrs. Davis died on Sunday, February 2, at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Vern Stone, Route 2, Beaverton. A Gladwin county resident for 48 years, Mrs. Davis was born on Aug. 7, 1873, in Preston county, West Virginia. The former Miss Saloma McKimmy was married to David P. Cowell in Lenawee county in 1890. Mr. Cowell died on Jan 17, 1952. On Dec. 4, 1952, she was married to Henry Davis, who survives her.

     Other survivors are two sons, Ray of Gladwin and Perry of Clare; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ada Corbin, of Adrian; and three brothers, Theodore McKimmy of Beaverton, Fred McKimmy of Adrian and Alvin McKimmy of Toledo, Ohio.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 5, 1958

 

 

 

EVA COX

     Mrs. Myrtle Perkins spent Saturday in Taylor where she attended the funeral of her sister Mrs. Evia Cox.  Gladwin County Record dated Sept. 28, 1977 Col 2. Page-5.

 

 

 

ROBERT J. COX

     Robert J. Cox of 4737 Apple by Ct., Gladwin, died Friday 24 1989, in Florida. Arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  Gladwin County Record dated 03-01/1989 Col-4 Page-2.

 

 

 

BERTHA V. CROCKETT

   Bertha V. Crockett, 84, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Midland Hospital following a long illness. Born in Allen County, Ohio, on September 20, 1891, she had lived in Gladwin County for the past 65 years. The former Bertha Rise, she was married to P. Grya Crockett on December 23, 1911, in Gladwin County. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1956.

   Surviving are six sons, Jacob of Coleman, Marion of Riverside, Calif., Floyd of Midland. Homer, Roger and Paul of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Helen) Balmer of Grass Lake and Mrs. Carl (Viola) Roberts of Beaverton; two brothers, Ralph Rise of Florida and Fred Rise of California; one sister, Mrs. Ethel McMahon of California; 30 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

   Services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. The Rev. Henry List will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- January 21, 1976.

 

 

 

PAUL G. CROCKETT

   Paul G. Crockett, 61, of 4350 Beaverton Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 1, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township, Feb. 2, 1927, he had spent his lifetime her. Mr. Crockett farmed and was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. Mr. Crockett and the former Eleanor Keyes were married Feb. 10, 1951, in Midland County.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Michael of Hope; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank (Kathy) Powers of Midland and Peggy Messer of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 5 brothers, Marion of New Port News, Va., Homer and Roger of Beaverton, FLoyd of Midland and Jacob of Coleman; 2 sisters, Helen Balmer of Chelsear and Viola Roberts of Beaverton; 6 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. A brother, Albert, preceded him in death.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Tuesday evening.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 4, 1989

 

 

 

PHILLIP GYRA CROCKETT

SERVICES HELD FOR P. G. CROCKETT

   Phillip Gyra Crockett, 67, of Beaverton township, died Friday following an illness of three days. The son of Levi and Evelyn Crockett, he was born May 20, 1889 at Ogden Center, Lenawee County. He came to Gladwin County 48 years ago and was a well-known farmer and stockman. He married Miss Bertha Rise December 23, 1911 at Beaverton.
   Surviving are his wife; seven sons Jacob, Roger, Homer and Paul of Beaverton, Albert of Chelsa, Marion of Grove City, Calif., and Floyd of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Balmer of Chelsea and Mrs. Viola Roberts of Beaverton; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Bretheren with the Rev. Earl Atkinson officiating. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. His sons served as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 29, 1956

 

 

 

BEVERLY CURTIS

            Mrs. Beverly Curtis, 55, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 25, in Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch.

            She was born on April 29, 1923, in Detroit.

            Surviving are her husband, Roger; 2 daughters, a son and her mother, Mrs. Ruth Kuhns.

            Rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Edwards Cemetery, West Branch.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, May 2, 1979, Pg 2, Col 4.

 

 

 

VELMA (ROSS) DAMOTH

   Mrs. Velma Ross Damoth, 76, of 4255 Zuber Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, March 26, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. The former Velma Ross, she was born in Beaverton on November 9, 1895, and spent her lifetime in Gladwin and Clare counties. Mrs. Damoth graduated from Beaverton High School in 1913 and worked at the Art Damoth Insurance Agency in Clare from 1936 to 1954. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Gilbert Miller officiated and burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 28, 1979

 

 

 

HENRY CLAY DAVIS

     Henry Clay Davis, 84, of 240 6th St., Harrison, passed away on April 14, 1984 at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born on January 7, 1900 in Adams, Tennessee, the son of Edward and Annie Mae (Harrison) Davis. Mr. Davis had resided in the Harrison area for the last 25 years, moving here from Flint. Henry C. Davis was united in marriage to Velma Bailey on April 12, 1924, in Flint. Mrs. Davis preceded him in death on May 14, 1981. Mr. Davis was a life member of the Fellowship Masonic Lodge of Flint, the Bay City Scottish Rites-Grand Lodge and a Charter member of the Projectionists and Stagehands in Nashville, Tennessee.

     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Wilson of Harrison; 3 grandsons, John and James Parker, both of Harrison and Alan Parker of Traverse City; 3 granddaughters, Mrs. Gregory (Diane) Wagner and Mrs. Steven (Christine) Willey, both of Houghton Lake, and Miss Karen Parker of Pontiac; 4 great grandsons; 2 great granddaughters, and 2 nieces. Two brothers preceded him in death.
     Masonic Memorial Services were held on Thursday, April 19, 1984 at 8:00 p.m. from Coker-Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with the John J. Carton Masonic Lodge officiating. Interment was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart, Michigan.  From the Clare County Cleaver ---  [Specific issue unknown]

 

 

 

IVAN W. DAWLEY

            Ivan W. Dawley, 79, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness.

            Born July 19, 1918 in Hocking County, Ohio, he lived in Gladwin County since 1970 and previously lived in Ohio.

            Ivan married the former Esther Lehman, Nov. 2, 1935 in Logan, Ohio.  He was retired as a pumper for Sun Oil Company.

            Ivan was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was also a life member of D.A.V., Inland Lakes, Michigan Post 39.

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

            Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with VFW Post 7303 officiating.  Burial was in Arbutus Cemetery in Beaverton.  Source: Gladwin County Record, July 22, 1998, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

DOROTHY DELAND

            Dorothy DeLand, 79, of Gladwin and formerly of Harrison, died Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            Born on Jan. 10, 1905, in Marengo, Ill., she came to the area from Jackson in 1959.  She was a member of the Visually Impaired Persons Club.

            Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

            Rites were held Saturday, at 1 p.m. from the Coker-Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison.  The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Fund or the Blind Association.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, January 9, 1985, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

MARTIN VALENTINE DELLVON

            Martin Valentine Dellvon, 69, of 3930 Shorkey, Beaverton, died Wednesday, March 25, at his home.

            Born in Ontonagon Sept. 13, 1917, he moved to Gladwin County in February  from Harrison.  He was a laborer in the lumber industry.

            Surviving are one son, James of Bath; one daughter, Joan Dellvon; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

            Rites were held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Jerry Locher officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, April 1, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

ANNIE DEMARAY

            Date of Death Sept. 17, 1900, Daughter of Edwin Demaray

Died – Anna, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Demaray, of Sage township, Sept. 17.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 21, 1900, Pg 7, Col 5.

 

 

 

VERNIE IONA BROWN DEMARAY

Mrs. Fred Demaray

Succumbs Tuesday

Mrs. Fred Demaray, 48, of Grout township, died early Tuesday at the Gladwin Hospital after an illness of several months.  She was brought to the Hospital in serious condition late Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. G. V. Dean of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery.

            Born in Gladwin on December 2, 1895, Vernie Iona Brown was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Rufus Brown.  She was married to Fred Demaray in Gladwin on December 12, 1915.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

            Surviving are three sons, Cpl Ralph Demaray, who was reported missing in the Philippines two years ago; Pfc Ray Demaray with U. S. forces in the European was zone; and Virgil Demaray of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Neva Mielke, of Bentley; Virgiline Demaray of Saginaw; Mrs Gladys Carper, of Gladwin; and Verna Mae and Rose Mary, at home; a brother, Leroy Brown, of Grand Blanc; and a sister, Mrs Zella Coffell, of Saginaw.   Source: Gladwin County Record, Oct. 25, 1944, Pg. 1, Col. 2.

 

 

 

MYRTA DEMARAY

MRS MYRTA DEMARAY Dies in Sage Thursday

            Mrs. Myrta Demaray, of Sage township died at her home May 4.

            Mrs. Demaray was born in Linden, Genesee county, and in 1890 was married to John Demaray.  To them were born four children, one of whom preceded her mother in death.  Mr. Demaray died in 1933.

            Surviving her are three children, Frank Demaray of St. Johns, Fred of Gladwin and Mrs. Lois Coffell of Skeels, a brother, Bert Harris of Hockaday, 15 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Skeels Baptist church with Rev. Hoolsema officiating.  Interment in Highland Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, May 10, 1939, Pg 1, Col. 6.

 

 

 

MARY BOLLERT DEMARAY

Mrs. Frank Demaray

            Mrs. Frank Demaray died early Tuesday morning at her home at Beaverton, after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever.

            Mary Bollert was born at Southeast Hope, Perth county, Ontario, Jan. 21, 1895.  When she was two years old her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bollert, moved from Ontario to this county, and located on a farm south of Oberlin post office, where they resided until they moved to Gladwin and Mr. Bollert entered the grocery business some 15 years ago.  She was married to Frank Demaray Dec. 21, 1913.  Mr. and Mrs. Demaray made their home at Gladwin and for a time at Hockaday where they were in the mercantile business.  They returned to Gladwin from Hockaday and Mr. Demaray was manager of the Standard Oil station, which position he left to enter the grocery and meat market business at Beaverton.

            Mr. and Mrs. Demaray were the parents of four children, Francis, aged 13, John 10, James, who died two years ago, and Coralee, aged 10 months.

            During her residence in Gladwin Mrs. Demaray was a faithful worker in the Methodist Episcopal church.  After moving to Beaverton she joined the Presbyterian church.  Her death is a great shock to her friends both at Beaverton and at Gladwin.

            Besides her husband and three children she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bollert, two brothers and five sisters, Arthur Bollert of Lansing, Mrs. Daniel Soldan of Winegar, Mrs. L. E. Soldan of Buffalo, N. Y., Mrs. Frank Kellogg of Indian River, Mrs. Bernard Wagoner of Ashtabula, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Secor and William J. Bollert of Gladwin.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at Beaverton, conducted by Rev. A. J. Preston, followed by burial at Highland cemetery.  Source: March 10, 1927, Pg 4, Col 5.

 

 

 

FRED DEMARAY

            According to word received last week by Fred Demaray, his son Cpl. Ralph F. Demeray [sic. Demaray] died in a Japanese prison camp of malaria on July 4, 1942.  He had been reported “missing in action” on June 1, 1942.   Source: Gladwin County Record, May 30, 1945, Pg 1, Col 3.

 

 

 

JAMES B. DEMARAY

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

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

            In 1909 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Leveica Peters.

            Surviving members of the family are Mrs. Demaray, his wife, Mrs. Roy Yarrington, daughter, and grandson Harold of Detroit; three step children, Mrs. William Eaton and O.M. Peters of Bay City, Mrs. Fred Bose of Monticello, Ind.; three brothers, John and Ed of Gladwin and Hugh of Bentley and a number of other relatives.

            The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Gladwin.  Interment in the Ridge cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg 4, Col. 5.

 

 

 

JOHN DEMARAY

            John Demaray died at his home in Sage township Saturday, April 15, 1933, at 7:10 p.m.  He was ready to meet his Lord in peace.

            He was born in Ontario, Canada, Oct. 19, 1861.  He moved with his parents, when three years of age, to Sanilac County, Ohio.  He later, at the age of 25, moved to Gladwin; where he married Miss Myrtie Harris in 1890.

            To this union were born four children, Frank, Fred, Lydia and Lois, Lydia having passed on before, in 1920.

            He leaves to mourn a wife, three children, 15 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

            The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two from the Free Methodist church, Rev. D. A. Hoenshell officiating.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg 1, Col 3.

 

 

 

RAY F. DEMARAY

            Ray F. Demaray, 74, of 4258 Bay Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, March 11, 1993 at home following a long illness.

            He was born in Gladwin Jan. 13, 1919 and lived in Gladwin most of his life.  Mr. Demaray was employed as a machine operator for Cal Plastics in Beaverton until he retired in 1964.  He was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church.

            He married the former Ilace M. Small on Jan. 18, 1948 in Gladwin.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 1990.

            Surviving are one son, Raymond of Forsyth, Mo.; 4 daughters, Mrs.  Donald (Jeannie) Bailey of Kirbyville, Mo., Mrs. Harold (Kathie) Derr of Gladwin; Mrs. Steve (Mary Beth) Duffy of Evart, and Sally Demaray of Gladwin; one brother, Virgil of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Neva Mielke of Clare, Gladys Carper of Mr. Clemens; Vera Mae Wade of Flint, and Rosemary Anderson of Gladwin; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph and a sister, Virgilene Bruner.

            Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Robert F. Brown officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, March 17, 1993, Pg 2, Col 5.

 

 

 

ILACE M. DEMARAY

            Ilace M. Demaray, 62, of 4258 Bay Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 19, 1990, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland, after a long illness.

            Born in Flint, July 15, 1928, she moved to Gladwin County in 1948 from Grayling.  Mrs. Demaray was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church.

            The former Ilace Small, she was married to Ray Demaray, Jan. 18, 1948, in Gladwin.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Raymond of Forsyth, Mo.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Jennie) Bailey of Kirbyville, Mo., Mrs. Harold (Kathie) Derr and Sally Demaray of Gladwin and Mrs. Steve (Mary Beth) Duffy of Evart; 3 brothers, Clarence of Rockford, Ill., Jim and John of Grayling; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mae Neiderer of Grayling and Mrs. Betty Mynarcik of St. Helen; and 15 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom and a sister, Mary Jane.

            Services were held last Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Robert Brown officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Nov. 28, 1990, Pg 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

FRED DEMARAY

Services Today for Fred Demaray

            Fred Demaray, 73, of Gladwin, died suddenly at his home early Monday morning.

            Services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Gladwin Baptist Church.  The Rev. Henry Hall officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery.

            A retired farmer, he was born on August 13, 1892, in Gladwin and had spent his entire life here.

            Mr. Demaray was married to the former Vernie Brown in December 1915.  She died in October 1944.  He was remarried to Viola Kiggins.

            Besides his wife, Mr. Demaray is survived by two sons, Ray, of Gladwin, and Virgil, of Flint; one step-son, Vaughn Kiggins, of Midland; five daughters, Mrs. Neva Mielke, Clare, Mrs. Gladys Carper, Saginaw, Mrs. Virgilene Bruner, of Hale, Mrs. Rose Mary Anderson, Gladwin, and Mrs. Verna Mae Wade, of Flint; one brother, Frank, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Lois Coffell, of Gladwin; 29 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  One son and two step-sons preceded him in death.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Sept. 29, 1965, Pg 1, Col. 4.

 

 

 

FRANCES E. DEMARAY

            Frances E. Demaray, 64, of St. Johns, died Thursday, April 12.

            She was a member of the St. Johns Nazarene Church.

            Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Demaray of Cass City; one sister, Mrs. Coralee Roof of St. Johns; and one brother, John Demaray of Seminole, Fla.

            Services were held Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. from the Osgood Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.  Source: Gladwin County Record, May 2, 1979, Pg 2, Col 4.

 

 

 

FRANK DEMARAY

            Frank Demaray, 101, of Houghton Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1992, in the King Nursing Home after a long illness.

            Born in Gladwin, Feb. 11, 1891, he moved to Houghton Lake 5 years ago.  Mr. Demaray was a butcher and last worked at Palmer’s Market in Gladwin in 1962.  He was a life member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge 453.

            Mr. Demaray was married to the former Mary Bollert in 1913 in Gladwin.  She died in 1927.  He then married Ellen (Frye) Shell in 1955 in Gladwin.  She preceded him in death in 1984.

            Surviving are one son, Jack of Mason; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Coralee) Roof of Houghton Lake and Mrs. Frances Barnett of Winter Park, Fla; 2 step-sons, William Shell of Holiday, Fla. And Robert Shell of Brooksville, Fla.; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Shepherd and Mrs. Tresa Pangborn of Midland and Mrs. Gladys Albee of Holiday, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 5 great, great grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a son, James in 1925, a daughter, Frances in 1979, a brother Fred and 2 sisters, Liddy Mawhorter and Lois Groat.

            Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. A. E. McFarland officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg 2, Col 2.

 

 

 

ELLEN H. FRYE DEMARAY

            Ellen H. Demaray, 89, of Cass City and formerly of Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Provincial House Nursing Home, Cass City, following a long illness.

            Born in Newaygo County May 5, 1895, she came to Gladwin in 1907.  She was a school teacher and taught in the Leatonville, Winegars and Hockaday schools until retiring in 1960.

            The former Ellen Frye, she was married to Earl Shell Oct. 8, 1914, in West Branch.  He died Oct. 4, 1951.  She then married Frank Demaray June 5, 1955 in Gladwin.

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

            Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. R. E. Fogelsonger officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Sept. 12, 1984, Pg 11, Col 2.

 

 

 

DUNCAN MUNROE DEMARAY

Sage Man Buried Last Friday

            Duncan Munroe Demaray, 62, died at his home in Sage township on Friday, April 18.

            Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Riley church, with the Rev. M. R. Jewell officiating.  Burial was in Ridge cemetery.

            Mr. Demaray was born in Sanilac county on September 19, 1884, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Demaray.  He has been a resident of Gladwin county for 56 years.

            Surviving are five sisters, Nettie, of Clio, Ethel, of Sage township, Beatrice, of Bentley, Susie, of Detroit, and Clara, of Elyria, Ohio.  Source: Gladwin County Record, April 23, 1947, Pg 1, Col 7.

 

 

 

BETTY M. FOOTE DEMARAY

            Betty M. Demaray, 59, of 1976 S. M-18, Gladwin, died Saturday, May 13, 1989, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness.

            Born in Gladwin, May 25, 1929, she had spent most of her life here.

            The former Betty Foote, she was married to Virgil Demaray, April 27, 1957, in Gladwin.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Valdeen) Bennett of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Junior (Melody) Pribbernow and Tangalee Demaray of Gladwin and Mrs. Dale (Valerie) Williams of Midland; 4 brothers, Charles of Mountain, Ark., Lyle of Clare, Kenneth of Reed City and Andrew of West Branch; 4 sisters, Effie Bauer of Edenville, Ella Mae Klassen of Gladwin, Loretta Beebe of Harrison and Shirley Dassey of Coleman; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Gladwin R.L.D.S. Church.  Elder Lyle Foote officiated and burial was in the Grout Township Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Bethel Brethren in Christ Church, Rt. 2, Merrill.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg 2, Col 5.

 

 

 

MRS. JAMES DEMARY

Mrs. James Demary died at Glover Tuesday, and was brought here for burial, funeral services being held in the M. E. church today.  Mrs. Demary formerly resided in this county and was highly esteemed.  Source: Gladwin County Record, July 5, 1906, Pg 5, Col 2.

 

 

 

SUSAN IRENE DEMARY

            Susan Irene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Demary, died at their home at Glover Sunday, Jan. 27, aged 6 months and 8 days.  The body was brought to Gladwin Monday, and interment took place Tuesday in Gladwin township cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

JAMES DEMARAY

            James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Demaray, died suddenly Sunday evening, Jan. 4.  He had been around the house during the day although not feeling well.  In the evening he was taken much worse and died in a few hours inspite of all strenuous efforts being made for him.

            James was born Oct. 15, 1920 in Gladwin, was a bright lovable child and a great favorite with relatives and friends, who will sadly miss him.  Services were held at the M. E. church, Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock conducted by Rev. Stanley Thayer.  Burial in Highland cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Pg 4, Col 4.

 

 

 

VIOLA DEMARAY

            Mrs. Viola Demaray, 79, of 333 South Silverleaf St., Gladwin, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Midland Hospital Center following an illness of three months.

            Born in King George Country, Va., on May 14, 1899, she came to Gladwin County in 1918.  She was a member of the Gladwin Church of Christ.

            The former Viola Jenkins, she was married to Ralph Kiggins on March 5, 1919, in Alexandria, Va.  He preceded her in death on October 22, 1943.  Mrs. Kiggins married Fred Demaray on November 1, 1947, and he died on September 27, 1965.

            Surviving are 2 sons, Vaughan Kiggins of Linwood and Bill Kiggins of Essexville; 2 step-sons, Ray and Virgil Demaray of Gladwin; 5 step-daughters, Mrs. Neva Mielke of Clare, Mrs. Gladys Carper of Saginaw, Mrs. Virgilene Bruner of Hale, Mrs. Verna Mae Wade of Flint and Rose Mary Anderson of Gladwin; and 5 grandchildren.

            Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Gladwin Church of Christ.  Marvin Wellsted, evangelist, officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Nov. 11, 1978, Pg 2, Col 4.

 

 

 

BERNARD S. DEVILLE

            Bernard S. DeVille, 60, of 4997 Beech Rd., Billings Township, died Friday, Nov. 6, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness.

            Born in Muskegon July 4, 1927, he moved to Gladwin County in 1974 from Flint.  Mr. DeVille was a set-up man for Chevrolet V-8 Engine Plant in Flint until he retired in 1975 after 30 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, Am-Vets of Gladwin County, Billings Township Citizens Watch, Gladwin County Historical Society, Gladwin County Red Cross, UAW Local 659 Flint and the Billings Senior Citizens Club.  He was an active Citizen Band radio operator.

            Mr. DeVille and the former Doris Landis were married Dec. 22, 1951, in Flint.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter Colette, at home; one son, Timothy of California; 2 brothers, Charles of Muskegon and Raymond of Chesaning; 2 sisters, Mary Stafford of Muskegon and Christine Fenner of Flint.

            Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  The Rev. Ed Abbott officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  A graveside service was conducted by the Gladwin County VFW.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, November 11, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 2.

 

 

 

LAVERE C. DOAN

            Lavere C. Doan, 58, of 2398 Long Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Saturday, March 20.

            Born in Secord Township December 26, 1923, he attended the Elm Grove School.  Mr. Doan was an operating engineer in road construction and served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict.

            He was married August 28, 1971, in Bentley to Diane Bennett.

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

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 24, 1982, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

ROSE A. DONAHUE

            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. Source: Gladwin County Record, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

JAMES G. DOW

DEATH OF JAMES G. DOW

Died in Billings, Gladwin county, Mich., Saturday, May 21, 1881, at 1:15 p.m., James G. Dow, aged 38 years, 4 months and 24 days.

   The death of Mr. Dow had been expected for some time past, he having been an intense sufferer from phthisis, or chronic consumption at times, for the past three years, and had been confined to his bed a great portion of the time. Death cam at length, however, and he passed quietly to his long rest on Saturday last. The funeral was held Monday morning at the late residence of the deceased in Billings, and was quite largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Aliman, M.E. minister of Hope, Midland county, who preached an affective discourse from Matt. xxv-18, "Watch therefor; for ye know not at what hour the Son of man cometh." The remains of the deceased were interred in the cemetery at Edenville. The following acted as pallbearers: S. D. Lyncs, O.W. Robinson, Thos. Moore, S.C. Williams, Norris Gill, D. L. Ketcham and Edward Blaney.

   James G. Dow, the subject of this short sketch, was born in Ireland, from whence he emigrated to Lewis county, N.Y., when quite young, and came to Michigan about 15 years ago, since which time he has resided in Billings. He was married in April, 1870, to Miss Julia F. Harris of Edenville, Midland county, and his wife three children remain to mourn the loss of a loved one. Mr. Dow held the office of supervisor of Billings township from the organization of the county up to the last election, and has consequently been prominently identified with the early history of our county. We know of his belonging in no social organization, except the I.O.O.F., Midland lodge.

   Mr. Dow was a man of generous disposition, warm hearted and hospitable, a kind husband and indulgent father, and leaves hosts of friends to mourn his loss, who also extend their sympathy to the bereaved family in their deep affliction.

   Peace to his ashes!  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 27, 1881
 

 

 

TILLIE DOW

CHILD BURNED ALIVE

NARROW ESCAPE OF WHOLE FAMILY IN HOUSE BURNING

J. J. DOW'S HOUSE IN TOBACCO AND CONTENTS BURNED CHRISTMAS EVE.

   The house of James J. Dow, in Tobacco, together with contents, burned the night of the 26th ult. Saddest of all, the ten year old daughter of Henry Lince was burned alive before help could get to her. She was sleeping upstairs, and it is likely she was burned to death before she had awakened or the building had been discovered in flames. Tillie was a bright girl, and is mourned by all who knew her.

   The fire originated from a heating stove near wher the walls were papered. The family had a narrow escape from being burned. Mr. Dow's face was badly burned, and his three children were out badly by being thrown through the window, that being the only way of getting out of the flames. Mrs. Dow was awoke by the smoke a little after midnight to find the building enveloped in flames, and hastily aroused her husband, and they made their way out with their children through the window just in time to escape the falling roof.

   The family were left destitute, and were obliged to go to their neighbors in their night clothes. Their friends and neighbors have supplied them with clothing to make them quite comfortable. Coroner Pierce drove over and viewed the remains, but decided an inquest was unnecessary. Funeral of the little girl who was burned, was held at the Knox school house Sunday last at 10 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the Beaverton cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 3, 1902




JAMES J. DOW

FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DIES

   James J. Dow, 83, former resident of Gladwin county, died on Wednesday, June 4, in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on March 22, 1875, in Tobacco township, which at that time was a part of Billings township, the son of James and Julia Dow, early pioneers of Gladwin county.
   Mr. Dow lived here until 1908 and served as county surveyor for a few years. Since leaving he had lived in Detroit and Toledo where he was engaged in the building business. Surviving are his wife Emma; and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae Oakley, of Flint, and Miss Anna Jay Dow, of Wyandotte. Two sisters, Mrs. James Dundas-and Mrs. John Rich, and a half brother, Vallie Knox, preceded him in death.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 11, 1958

 

 

 

MATTHEW D. DOWLING

            Matthew D. Dowling, 59, of 4148 Martin Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 7, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness.

            Born in Keyser, W. Va., Nov. 24, 1925, he came to Gladwin County 29 years ago from Detroit.  He was a tool maker for Fisher Body in Detroit.  Mr. Dowling served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW 7303, the Albright Shores Ealges [sic. Eagles] Club and the Sanford American Legion Post 443.

            Mr. Dowling and the former Regina Pellerzi were married Aug. 12, 1950, in Cumberland, Md.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Patrick of Bellingham, Wash. And Dean of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Keith (LeeAnn) Matthews of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. LeeAnn Callis of Cumberland, Md.; and 5 grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  Deacon Harry Mailley will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, January 9, 1985, Pg. 2, Col. 5.

 

 

 

ALVIN H. DUBAY

            Alvin H. Dubay, 58, of 4145 Grant St., Beaverton, died Monday, Aug. 25, in the Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

            Born in Saginaw Nov. 12, 1927, he came to Gladwin County in 1979 from California.  Mr. Dubay was a draftsman at Basic Food Processing in Vacaville, Calif. and a veteran of the Korean War.

            Surviving are a son, David of Vacaville; one brother LaVerne of Saginaw; and a sister, Marjorie Daniels of Beaverton.  A daughter, Connie, preceded him in death.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. Roger Hardy officiating.  The body was cremated.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

ELIZA DUNDAS

DEATH OF ELIZA DUNDAS

   Mrs. Eliza Dundas of Tobacco, died from typhoid fever, at her home Tuesday afternoon, after a long siege of illness from typhoid fever. Mrs. Dundas was the widow of the late James Dundas and had lived in Tobacco practically all her life.

   Her son, Max, is just recovering from the same disease. Her daughter, Alma, is also ill with the disease. A nurse has been employed for 14 weeks at the house, nursing typhoid patiently. The funeral of Mrs. Dundas will take place at the Edenville church, today at 2:30 p.m.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 17, 1929
 

 

 

MRS. ELIZA DUNDAS

   Mrs. Eliza Dundas died of typhoid fever, Jan. 15, 1929 at her home in Tobacco township. Eliza J. Dow was born June 25, 1872, at her home in Tobacco township and was married in 1890 to Jas. Dundas, who died March 22, 1922. Mr. and Mrs. Dundas were the parents of seven children, James Gordon of Detroit, Mrs. Julia Partridge of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Greer of Midland, Mrs. Margaret Raymond of Beaverton, Mrs. Agnes Greer of Gladwin, and Mac and Alma at home, who survive her with 10 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Julia F. Knox; one sister, Mrs. John Rich; two brothers, Jay Dow of Toledo, Ohio and Valley Knox of Beaverton.

   Funeral services were held at the Advent church at Edenville Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Perry Hoover, followed by burial in the Edenville cemetery. Mrs. Dundas was born at the old lumber camp now known as Knox Corners, and was the first white child born in Tobacco township. Mrs. Dundas, her sister, now Mrs. John Rich, and her brother, Jay Dow, now of Toledo, Ohio, were the only three school children in Tobacco township when the district was first organized. They found their way by a trail of trees one half the distance to the school house. The nearest neighbors were nine miles away. All the lumberman of early days stopped here, as it was the only stopping place this side of Edenville. She was always very healthy and had never spent an entire week away from the township in which she was born.
   It can well be said of her that she was a true wife, a loving mother, who gave her life for her family. She was a good neighbor who never failed, day or night, when her services were needed. She will be greatly missed in her community. She fought the fights, she kept the faith, Her fame shines bright and clear, And her memory lives in all our hearts, Which will hold it ever dear.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 31, 1929

 

 

 

JAMES GORDON DUNDAS

     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church for James Gordon Dundas, 71, who died suddenly Friday at his home in Tobacco Township after a heart attack. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, he was born in Tobacco Township on July 12, 1892. A surveyor, he was married to the former Lula Snyder on Oct. 27, 1915, in Gladwin. He was a member of Beaverton F.&A.M. Lodge No 457.

     Mr. Dundas was well-known throughout the county by his work as a surveyor, and with Mrs. Dundas he had operated the Dundas Corners Store for many years. He was in the store at the time of his death. In 1961, he served as general chairman for the Gladwin County First Settler Centennial Celebration.

     Surviving are his wife, Lula; three sons, Richard, of Beaverton, Robert, of St. Clair, and Bruce, of Hope; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Kintner of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Cartridge, of Toledo and Mrs. Agnes Greer and Mrs. Alma Peterson of Flint; and a brother Jack of Flint. A daughter, Marjorie McKimmy, preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1942.  From The Gladwin County Record, Sept. 18, 1963, Col. 3, Pg 1.
 

 

 

JAMES RICHARD DUNDAS

     J. Richard Dundas, 56, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after an illness of two months. Born in Beaverton on March 20, 1917, he moved back to Gladwin county from Royal Oak in 1964. He was a member of the Beaverton Lions Club and a salesman for the Buyers Guide.

    Mr. Dundas was married to the former Jeanne Pryor on April 13, 1963, in Key West, Fla. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, James of Royal Oak and Donald of Beaverton; two brothers, Robert of St. Clair and Bruce of Hope; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Kinne of Gladwin; and one grandson.
     Rites were held Saturday Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. The Rev. Zina Bennett officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From The Gladwin County Record, Feb. 6, 1974, Col. 4, Pg 2.

 

 

 

GUY DUNHAM

SERVICES FOR GUY DUNHAM THURSDAY
   Funeral services for Guy Dunham, 55, will be held at the Dale Methodist church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Dunham was born in Beaverton and left there about 20 years ago, to make his home in Caro. He ended his own life with a charge from a 12-gauge shot-gun at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, near Caro, on Sunday, December 26. A suicide note in Mr. Dunham's pocket indicated that he had been brooding over the condition of his health. Surviving are his wife and several children.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 29, 1948

 

 

 

EVERETT EDICK

   Everett (Mike) Edick, 87, of 6416 Jimary Lane, Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 8, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Gladwin County July 7, 1900, he retired from Buick Motors Drop Forge Plant 3, and returned to the area in 1959. Mr. Edick and his wife, Sally, were married July 12, 1936, in Greenburg, Ind. She preceded him in death April 8, 1976.
   Surviving are one son, Jack of Gladwin; one daughter, Virginia Williams of Flint; 3 brothers, Victor of Gladwin, Rex of Midland and Melvin of California; one sister, Winnifred Jadle of California; and several grandchildren. A son, Garth preceded him in death. Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Burton Kincaid officiated and burial was in Flint Memorial Park.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 16, 1988

 

 

 

FAYE L. (THORINGTON) EDICK

   Faye L. Edick, 83, of 128 E. Grout St., Gladwin, and Register of Deeds for Gladwin County for 20 years, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a short illness. Born in Gladwin Nov. 9, 1902, she had spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Edick was an operator for Michigan Bell Telephone until retiring after 25 years. In 1955 she became a clerk in the County Tresurer's office for 3 years and then spent 7 years as deputy County Clerk. In 1963 she won the first of 4 terms as Register of Deeds until retiring at the end of 1984. Mrs. Edick was also an avid golfer and bowler.

   The former Faye Thorington, she was married to T. Leonard Edick Feb. 2, 1926, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1976. Surviving are one son, Aldon of Gladwin; one daughter, Ann Moore of Newaygo; one brother, Roy Thorington of Holly; 4 sisters, Mrs. Eliza Wagar, Mrs. Cora Hutson and Mrs. Helen Wheeler of Gladwin and Mrs. Mable Gute of Chesaning.  Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Byron Hatch officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery Masoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 19, 1986.

 

 

 

GLENN EDICK

GLEN EDICK DIES IN CALIFORNIA

   Glenn Edick, 47, passed away at his home in Campbell, California on Monday, after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Edick was born in Gladwin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edick, and left here after graduating  from Gladwin high school. His brother, and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edick, are flying to California to attend the funeral services. Other survivors are his wife and two children.   From the Gladwin County Record --- December 9, 1953


 

GROVER C. EDICK

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO GROVER C. EDICK

   Services were held at the Free Methodist churches Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Grover C. Edick who died suddenly Saturday morning, with Rev. Charles H. Woods officiating. Burial services were at Highland cemetery. Born in Gladwin township May 11, 1855, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos D. Edick. Here his father died in 1916. Three years later Mrs. Edick and Grover moved to Gladwin and took up their residence on Silver Leaf street where he lived until his marriage to Miss Edith Frye, Mayu 23, 1924.

   After the death of his mother five months ago Mr. and Mrs. Edick moved to the old home on Silver Leaf street. He was a graduated of the Lansing Business University at Lansing. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Eva Greer, and uncle, Gilbert Sherman, two nieces and four nephews, all of Gladwin township.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 11, 1936




HENRY M. EDICK

SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO HENRY EDICK

   Henry M. Edick, 82, of Gladwin Township, died Monday at his home after a short illness. He was born in Ohio on Oct. 23, 1875, and had been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 80 years, Mr. Edick had retired from farming. On June 30, 1895, he was married to the former Miss Ethel Van Alstine in Gladwin county. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; five sons, Claire and Victor of Gladwin, Everett of Flint, Melving of California and Rex of Traverse City; a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Jadel, of California; a brother, Albert, of Flint; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Dassay, Mrs. Verna Groat, and Mrs. Leona Yeager, all of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
   Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2:30 o'clock at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Schmidt officiated and burial was in Ridge cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 23, 1958

 

 

 

LODA EDICK

DIED
EDICK---Loda, eldest daughter of Thos. G. and Mary Edick, of typho-malarial fever, Wednesday night, Nov. 17 aged 13 years, 3 months and 20 days. Funeral services at the Presbyterian church in Gladwin today at 12 m., Rev. S. C. Tiney officiating.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 19, 1886

 

 

 

MARY LOGAN EDICK

SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR MRS. THOMAS EDICK

   Services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church for Mrs. Thomas G. Edick, who died at her home on State street Monday, July 21. Mary Logan Edick was born in Chargin Falls, Ohio, April 10, 1856. She was married to Thomas G. Edick January 13, 1873 and to them were born ten children. Three children preceded their mother in death. Mr. Edick, died August 30, 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Edick came to Gladwin county in 1877 and settled in Gladwin township. Gladwin was all virgin pine at that time and they had to clear the land and build a home. They moved to their home on State street in Gladwin in 1915.

   Surviving her are three sons and four daughters, Henry and Roy of Gladwin, Albert of Flint, Mrs. Arthur Yeager of Skeels, Mrs. Warren Dassay of Gladwin, Stella Edick at home and Mrs. Harry Groat of Rhodes, twenty-eight grand-children twenty-four great-grand-children, besides other relatives and friends. Rev. Charles Woods of Saginaw assisted by Rev. H. R. Fidler, conducted the services with burial in the Ridge cemetery.

 

No rarer gem on earth was born, So sweet of face, so frail of form, The many days she faced the storms, We know not how her heart was torn, But we know her smile was heaven born. And mother now we know you've gone, To a happier place and a lasting home, Tho' we grieve  for our loss in the coming years, You now are safe from this vale of tears. So farewell Mother dear, your work here is done, Accept your reward, in Heaven your home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 23, 1941

 

 

 

ROSE ADELE EDICK

MRS. ROY EDICK DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

   Mrs. Rose Adele Edick died at her home here Saturday after an illness of many weeks. Mrs. Edick was born July 20, 1881 in Tamworth, Ontario, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wagar and was the oldest in the family of three. In 1889 she moved with her parents to Gladwin county. On January 20, 1903, she was married to Roy Edick.

   Surviving Mrs. Edick are her husband, Roy, two sons Leonard of Gladwin and Glenn of Rockford, Ill., three grandchildren, and two brothers Norman Wagar of Gladwin and Orlin of Edenville. Funeral services were held at 1:30 at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. Karl H. Keefer officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 14, 1940.

 

 

 

ROY EDICK

SERVICES HELD FOR ROY EDICK

   Funeral services for Roy Edick, 71, were held from the Gladwin Free Methodist church on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Henry Schmidt officiated and burial was made in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Edick was born in Gladwin county on July 26, 1878 and spent all of his life here. On January 20, 1902, he was married to Miss Rose Adele Wagar, who preceded him in death on August 10, 1940. Mr. Edick has been in poor health for the past eight months and died at the home of his son, Leonard, on Thursday, July 13.

   Surviving are two sons, Leonard, of Gladwin and Glen of Campbell, California; two brothers, Henry, of Gladwin and Albert of Flint; three sisters, Mrs. Warren Dassay and Mrs. Leora Yeager, both of Gladwin and Mrs. Harry Groat, of Rhodes; also four grandchildren and one great grandson.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 19, 1950

 

 

 

SENNETH SHERMAN EDICK

MRS. SENNETH S. EDICK EARLY PIONEER DIES

   Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 9, at 2:30 at the Gladwin Free Methodist church for Mrs. Senneth Sherman Edick, conducted by Rev. Charles H. Woods. Burial services were at the Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Senneth Sherman Edick was born in Yarker, Canada, July 12, 1862, and died June 6, 1936, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 24 days. At the age of ten, she cam with her parents and brother, Gilbert Sherman to Michigan, settling on a farm in Gladwin township.

   She married Amos D. Edick December 27, 1877. Two children were born, a daughter, Mrs. Eva Greer, of Gladwin township, and a son, Grover, of Gladwin. For several years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Edick lived on farms in Gladwin township, then moved to McClure, where Mr. Edick died in 1916. Three years later Mrs. Edick moved to Gladwin, where she made her home on Silver Leaf street.

   She leaves to mourn: Mr. and Mrs. Grover Edick, Mr. and Mrs. James Greer, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sherman, six grandchildren, four nephews, one niece and many other relatives and friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 10, 1936.

 

 

 

STELLA EDICK

   Stella Edick, 92, of Gladwin died Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Gladwin County on Oct. 2, 1890, she spent her lifetime in the area. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Rites were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 17, 1982
 

 

 

T. LEONARD EDICK

   T. Leonard Edick, 72, of 126 Grout St., Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 1, in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, following a long illness. Born July 25, 1903, in Gladwin, he had been a lifelong resident of the county. His parents were the late Roy and Rose Edick. He was a crane operator, employed in construction work before an automobile accident 18 years ago left him an invalid. Mr. Edick and the former Faye L. Thorington were married in Gladwin February 2, 1926.
   Surviving, are his wife, Faye, Gladwin County register of deeds; one son, Aldon of Gladwin; and a daughter, Mrs. Anne Moore of Newago; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating. Entombment was in the Highland Cemetery Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 4, 1976

 

 

 

GEORGE EMRICK
EMRICK---A son of George Emrick of Gladwin township died Saturday morning, aged 4 years and 6 months. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Tuesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. F. M. Clough.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 4, 1906, Col. 5, Pg 5.

 

 

 

TIMOTHY J. EVANS

   Timothy J. Evans , 48, of Gladwin, died suddenly Aug. 15, 2003, at Flint Hurley Medical Center from injuries sustained in a farming accident. He was born Nov. 29, 1954, to Morris and Virginia (Cohoon) Evans in Charlevoix, Mich. He lived in Gladwin County for most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Cone-Evans of Gladwin; four daughters, Anita of Farwell, Melissa Cone of Gladwin, Heather Sue Evans of Gladwin and Holly Cone of Flint; mother, Virginia Evans of Beaverton; brother and sister-in-law Ron and Diane Evans of Beaverton; brother Jack Evans of Sanford; sister, Jackie McKimmy of Beaverton; sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Jim Malcomnson of Stanwood; three grandsons; and father-in-law, Joseph Gorski. He was preceded in death by his father; mother-in-law, Eileen Gorski; and sister-in-law, Robin. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at 11 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Linda Jo Powers officiating. Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorial contributions will be used according to the family.  From the Gladwin County Record, Aug., 2003 [Specific date unknown]




CLAUD D. FAIRCHILD

   Claud D. Fairchild, 92, of 926 Dale Road, Tobacco Township, died Thursday, May 13, at the Clare Hospital, following an extended illness. Born in Lyons, Ohio, October 4, 1878, Mr. Fairchild came to Gladwin County with his parents in 1884. He lived here most of his life except for 21 years in Detroit. He owned and operated the Dale Store for many years, and served as justice of the peace and in other township offices. Mr. Fairchild was a charter member of the Dale United Methodist Church. He was married in Detroit in November 1941 to the former Ida French.

   Surviving are his wife, Ida; two sons, Clare of Detroit, and Richard of Walled Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Kreger of Prudenville, and Mrs. Maxine Glass of Sima, Calif,; a step-daughter, Mrs. Esther Broka of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Two sons, Floyd and Ward, are deceased.

   Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale United Methodist Church with teh Rev. Zina Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, was in charge of the services. From the Gladwin County Record --- May 19, 1971
 

 

 

EZRA NOBLE FAIRCHILD

   Ezra Noble Fairchild was born April 3, 1850, at Sharon Center, Medina county, Ohio, and departed this life February 23, 1927, at 8 a.m., at the age of 76 years and 11 months. He was one of a family of 10 children, seven having preceded him to the better land. March 14, 1875, he was married to Miss Phila Gillis, who survives him. To them were born three children, the eldest having died at the age of three months. The other two are Claude Fairchild of Redford, Michigan, and Mrs. Bert H. Harper of Washington, D.C. In 1884 he moved to Tobacco township, Gladwin county, Michigan, being one of the pioneers of that township. He moved to Beaverton in 1908 where he has since made his home. His health having failed he went to Redford in November to stay with his son, where he died very suddenly of heart failure.
   Besides his widow, son and daughter, he leaves to mourn two brothers, Marshall of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Daniel of Beaverton, six grandchildren, two great grand children, a number of nephews and neices and a host of friends. He was a highly respected citizen. The body was brought to Beaverton from Detroit, Friday and the funeral services were held Saturday morning from the Methodist church. Rev. A. J. Preston officiating. Burial in the Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 3, 1927

 

 

 

IDA FAIRCHILD

MRS. CLAUD FAIRCHILD DIES IN DETROIT

   Mrs. Claud Fairchild died at her home in Detroit New Year's Day. Services were held at her home there Friday morning and here at Dale Methodist Saturday afternoon and burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Rev. Harold Hodgson of the Methodist church officiated. Chloe Bergman was born May 16, 1882, in Ohio.
   Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Floyd, Clare, Ward and Dick, all of Detroit; two daughters, Maxine at home an Mildred Krieger of Prudenville; two sisters, Laura Quelet and Nora Mishlers of here, two brothers Lawrence and Ralph Bergman, also of Beaverton; two uncles, Eber Bergman, of Helena, Ohio; Harvey Thomas of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 15, 1941

 

 

 

LILLIAN (SORGE) FAIRCHILD

MRS. FLOYD FAIRCHILD

   Particularly sad to the people of Dale is the death of Lillian, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sorge, and wife of Floyd Fairchild. Her childhood was lived mostly in this community where she had endeared herself to all.

   Hard to give up our loved ones to the grim reaper in any case, it is peculiarly so when that one is sweet and fair and in the springtime of life. Lillian graduated from Beaverton high school with the class of "twenty" and became a bride in June. It seemed that she had much to live for. She was a member of Dale M.E. church where she will be greatly missed. She was also a "Gleaner" and the members of Dale Arbor deplore their loss. The funeral was largely attended and the deepest sympathy was expressed by all for the grief stricken parents and husband.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 18, 1920

 

 

 

PHILLA GILLS FAIRCHILD

HOLD SERVICES FOR MRS. FAIRCHILD

   Mrs. Philla Gills Fairchild, 89, died at the home of her son, Claude, of Tobacco township, on Sunday, February 24. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Dale Methodist church, at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dale cemetery. The Rev. Donal Sailor officiated.
   Mrs. Fairchild was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on August 27, 1856. She was married there to Mr. Fairchild i 1875, moving to Tobacco township shortly after, they engaged in farming. In 1907 they retired from farming and moved to Beaverton, later they moved to Detroit, where Mr. Fairchild died in 1925. Until the last two years Mrs. Fairchild had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Harper, of Arlington, Virginia. Two years ago she returned to Tobacco township to live with her son. Mrs. Fairchild was an active member of the Presbyterian Women's Society in Beaverton for a number of years. Surviving besides her son and daughter are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. From the Gladwin County Record --- February 27, 1946

 

 

 

CHARLES E. FETTEROLF

   Charles E. Fetterolf, 80, of 65 W. Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, July 27, at his home after a long illness. Born in Edenborough, Penn., July 1, 1906, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin and Midland counties. Mr. Fettorolf worked at Markle's Grocery from 1925 to 1936 and owned Fetterolf's Grocery in Winegars from 1935 to 1941 and in Midland from 1936 to 1947. He retired i 1966 after 27 years as a foreman i the Machine Shop at Dow Chemical Co. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Midland.

   Mr. Fetterolf and the former Thelma Cochran were married May 22, 1927, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Garold of Edenville, C. Doyle and Lloyd of Beaverton and Richard of New Port Richey, Fla.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Goldie Ballard, Mrs. Maude Schuler and Mrs. Grace Hanson of Gladwin; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A daughter, Eleanor Lashuay, preceded him in death May 8, 1982.
   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Brian Stevenson will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- July 30, 1986

 

 

 

IRA FIKE

SERVICES TODAY FOR IRA FIKE

   Ira Fike, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bender in Saginaw, on Sunday, February 9. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with burial in the Dale cemetery. Rev. E. S. Hollinger will officiate.

   Mr. Fike was born in West Virginia on March 12, 1877. He and his wife made their home on a farm just south of Beaverton for about 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Laura; also several sons and daughters.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 12, 1947
 

 

 

IRA FIKE

IRA FIKE BURIED IN DALE CEMETERY

   Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, by Rev. E. S. Hollinger, for Ira Fike, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bender in Saginaw, Sunday, February 9. Burial was made the Dale Cemetery. Mr. Fike was born March 12, 1877, in West Virginia and moved to Michigan with his parents when he was 12 years old. He married Miss Laura Castle and in 1910 they moved near Beaverton on a farm in Beaverton township, and made their home here until April 1946, when they moved to Saginaw.
   Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Elmer and Clarence both of Saginaw; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Bender, Mrs. Ida Shoup and Mrs. Myrtle Williams, all of Saginaw. There was also a foster daughter, Miss Coleen Roback, who has lived with the Fikes since she was two days old. There are three brothers, Job and Jasper of Blissfield, and William of Coleman; one sister, Mrs. Lorenca Stuart of Blissfield; also seven grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 19, 1947

 

 

 

LAURA E. FIKE

FORMER BEAVERTON RESIDENT DIES

   Mrs. Laura E. Fike, 77, of Saginaw and formerly of Beaverton, died early this morning, Wednesday, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Born on April 10, 1890, in Sidney, Ohio, she lived in Beaverton several years before moving to Saginaw County in 1946. The former Laura Castle, she was married to Ira Fike, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Fike was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Williams, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Jessie Bender, Mrs. Ida Shoup and Mrs. Colleen Cech, all of Saginaw; two sons, Joseph and Clarence, of Saginaw; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Rites will be held Friday at 12 noon from the Case Chapel, Saginaw. The Rev. Wesley Wibley will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- 01-24/1968

 

 

 

MRS. RACHEL FIKE

   Rachel Fike, 74, of Midland, Route 1, died at 11:30 New Year's evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Whitmer. She had been ill for 18 months, suffering from a chronic heart condition. She was born in Preston county, West Virginia, February 19, 1865. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3rd, at the Brethren church in Midland, of which she was a member. Rev. John L. Van Meter officiated. Burial was in the Coleman cemetery.
   She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Whitmer; a sister, Mrs. Edgar Stewart of Blissfield; five brothers, Nosh Fike of St. George, West Virginia; Ira of here, Job of Jasper, Edwin and William of Coleman. There are also four grandchildren. Rachel Fike was a former resident of Beaverton vicinity before moving to Midland with the Whitmer family.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 10, 1940

 

 

 

JOHN EDWARD FINUCANE

   John Edward Finucane, 61, of 2949 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly at Midland Hospital Saturday, May 24. A World War II army veteran, he was born  December 24, 1913, in Lakeview; and had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1937. Mr. Finucane and the former Laura Jane Paxton were married in Indiana November 5, 1937. He was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in Gladwin until his retirement.

   Surviving are his wife, Laura Jane; 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Joy) Hane of Clare, and Mrs. Donald (Jean) Sprague of Midland; a sone, John of Beaverton; 4 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Johnson of Gowen, Mrs. Nell Stewart, Mrs. Amelia Stewart and Mrs. Julia Stewart, all of Lakeview.
   Services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Dale United Methodist Church wit the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- May 28, 1975

 

 

 

REV. ERICUS EMMANUEL FOOR

   The Rev. Ericus Emmanuel Foor, 76, died Monday, April 8 in the Columbia City, Ind. hospital, where he had been a patient since he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on March 29. Born in Mapoleon, Ohio, August 8, 1897, he was the son of Harley and Tillah E. Bickford Foor. He moved with parents to Gladwin when he was 10 years of age. He and the former Edna Grace Robinson were married January 30, 1921. During World War I he served with the United States Army and in 1929, he went to Fort Wayne, Ind., to attend Fort Wayne Bible College. A retired Baptist minister, he had lived in Columbia City for the past 12 years and before that time in Rochester, Ind. The Rev. Foor had served a number of Pastorates in Indiana during his lifetime, retiring in 1962.
   Surviving are 1 son, Max; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Ruth) Yanuszewski; 2 brothers; Malphus and Lawrence of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Susan) Gould of Gladwin,  and Mrs. Clare (Phyllis) Nickless of Bay City; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday and burial was in South Park Cemetery, Columbia City. From the Gladwin County Record --- April 17, 1974

 

 

 

FREDERICK D. FORD

Frederick D. Ford, 55, of 3245 W. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, died Monday, May 15, 1989, in Flint Osteopathic Hospital.

He was born in Mt. Morris, June 8, 1933, and retired in 1972, after 29 years with the ironworkers union.

            Mr. Ford and the former Bessie Thompson of Gladwin were married in 1958, in Mt. Morris.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Betty Ford of Clio, Ruth and Marie Broviak of Mt. Morris; and one son, Anthony, at home.

            Rites were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.  Burial was in Flint Memorial Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, May 24, 1989, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

CHARLES WILDER FOUCH

            Charles Wilder, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Fouch, died at their home in Chicago last Sunday.  The body was brought to Gladwin Wednesday for interment in Highland cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 31, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

DALE DELOS FREEMAN

Beaverton well driller electrocuted

            A 55-year-old Beaverton man was electrocuted while working at a farm in Isabella County Friday morning.

            Dale DeLos Freeman of 4893 S. Jones Rd., Beaverton, was killed instantly when the water well rig he was operating came in contact with a high tension power line, said Isabella County Sheriff’s officers.

            Freeman, owner of Freeman Well Drilling Co. in Beaverton, was drilling with the rig at 9635 N. Summerton Rd. Friday morning when a derrick on the machine hit a Consumers Power Co. electrical service line, said Sgt. Frank Stevens of the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.

            Freeman was reworking the well at the farm with a co-worker, George Croll, 52, of Grant Rd. when the accident happened about 10 a.m.  Croll told deputies he was shocked and felt some of the surge, but was not injured.

            The sheriff’s department was summoned at 10:11 a.m. and an Isabella County medical examiner pronounced Freeman dead at the scene.

            “The victim was killed instantly when the derrick touched the high line,” Stevens said.  “He was grounded and working the controls on the rig when the accident happened.”

            Stevens noted the power line was a transmission line carrying about 4,800 volts of electric power.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 22, 1987, Pg. 1, Col. 1.

 

 

 

DALE D. FREEMAN

            Dale D. Freeman, 55, of 4893 S. Jones Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, July 17, when he was electrocuted while repairing a water well in Isabella County.

            He was born in Midland Feb. 12, 1932, and attended schools there.  Mr. Freeman served in the Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War.  He was employed by Dow Chemical Co. for 10 years until becoming a well driller.  Mr. Freeman was a member of the Allbright Shores F.O.E., the Midland .F.W. Post 3651, the Estey Moose Lodge and the Sanford American Legion Post 443.

            Mr. Freeman and the former Delores Barshaw were married in September 1972, in Midland.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Alan of California; 3 daughters, Pamela Hanley of California, Lori Royale of Houston, Texas, and Lesia Brown of Midland; his mother, Hazel Freeman of Midland; 3 step-sons, Dennis Barshaw of Beaverton, Bryan and Todd Barshaw of Mississippi; 3 step-daughters, Terri Walle of Colorado, Tami Brooks and Kim Thacker of Florida; 3 sisters, Rita Freeman and Billie Briggin of Midland and Ardath Chubb of Grayling; and 12 grandchildren.

            Services were held last Monday at 11 a.m. from the Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co. Funeral Home.  The Rev. Father Joseph Schabel officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Military services were held at the cemetery by the Midland American Legion Post.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 29, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 2.

 

 

 

HAROLD G. FREEMAN

     Harold G. Freeman, 83, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home, after a short illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1919 to Garfield and Alice (Ray) Freeman in Beaverton.  He was employed as a welder at The Dow Chemical Co. in Midland. He retired in 1975, after 34 years. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Harold married Gladys (Clingan) Freeman on March 11, 1938, in Freeland.

     He is survived by his wife Gladys Freeman of Beaverton; his daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Harold Phillips of Beaverton; his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carol Freeman and Don and Connie Freeman all of Beaverton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, John and Alvin.

     Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. 989-435-9841. Elder Donn Pendleton will officiate, with burial at Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan 16, 2003, from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Foundation or Mid Michigan Hospice-Gladwin County.  From the Midland Daily News dated Jan 15, 2003.

 

 

 

RICKY ALLEN FRITZ

            Rick Fritz, 20, of 2398 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, July 20, Bay City.

            Born in Gladwin on May 8, 1958, he attended Gladwin, Beaverton and Bay City schools.  He served in the U.S. Army in 1976.

            Surviving are his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Orley Fritz of Midland; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Levere Doan of Beaverton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder of Germfask and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bennett of Evart; 2 half-brothers, Orley and Tony Fritz of Bay City; a half-sister, Dianna Doan of Beaverton; 6 step-brothers, Dale, Gregory and Elmer Doan of Beaverton, Gordon, Charles and Michael Fritz of Midland; and 2 step-sisters, Mrs. Lon (Fonda) Ricky of Gladwin and Lori Doan of Beaverton.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 26, 1978, Pg. 2, Col. 5.

 

 

 

TIMOTHY D. FROMER

   Timothy D. Fromer of Marion, Michigan, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. He was 46 years old.

   He was born June 15, 1957, to Donald and Arlene (Kern) Fromer in Clare. He rnarried Sherri L. Flinn Feb. 22, 1992, at the Marion Methodist Church.

   He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1975.  Mr. Fromer served his country in the United States Navy for four years. He received an associate's degree from Mid Michigan Community College in specialty welding, bronzing and fabrication. He owned and operated his own business. He also worked for Cadillac Fabrication. He was a member of the Marion Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and swim- ming with his daughter and also loved caring for his exotic animals.

   He is survived by his wife, Sherri, of Marion; daughters, Kirsten Fromer of Marion and Rebekah (Eric) LaCross of Evart; son, Derrek Kelly of Marion; daughter Kacey Kelly of Marion; as well as four sons, Tim, Jeremy, Jason and Matthew; his parents, Don Fromer of New Mexico and Arlene Fromer of Gladwin; siblings, Dan (Nancy) Fromer of New Mexico, Laurie (Jim) Duffy of New Mexico, Ken (Vicki) Fromer of Swartz Creek, Gary (Mary) Fromer of Virginia, Cindy (Bruce) Fillmore of Midland, Sue (John) Whitman of Beaverton and Florence (Mike) Wedding of Essexville; and several nieces and nephews.
   Services for Mr. Fromer were held Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at 14 a.m., at the Marion Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating.  A graveside service took place in Winterfield Township Cemetery following the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fromer family through the church.  From the Gladwin County Record & Clarion, August 20, 2003, Page A-2

 

 

 

CHARLES WILLIAM EDWARD FROST

WILLIAM FROST DIES MARCH 13 IN STANDISH

   Charles William Edward Frost, an old time resident of Sage township, died at the Standish hospital Wednesday March 13, as a result of injuries received March 13, as a result of injuries received March 8 when struch by a car. William Frost was born in Huron county November 24, 1870. While a young man he worked his way through college in Boston. Coming to Gladwin county in about 1901 and in 1918 settled on the farm in Sage township where he has since resided.

   Surviving him are his adopted son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Goodwin and three children, one sister, Mrs. Frank Chrastke of Chicago, Illinois, one brother, Fred Frost of Glenoma, Washington and many nephews, neices and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Palmer at 2 p.m. at the Smith Creek Evangelical Church. Interment was in Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 20, 1940

 


 

HELEN MAXINE (McKIMMY) FRY

     Helen M. Fry, 81, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, June 17, 20003, at Tender Care Nursing Home-Clare, after a long illness. She was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, Hazel was born Jan. 9, 1922 to Clayton & Hazel (Smith) McKimmy in Beaverton. After graduation from school she took a job in Detroit for the Defense Industry during WWII. Hazel married Clarence Fry on June 1, 1947 in Beaverton. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

     She is survived by her husband Clarence; son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Karen Fry of Flint; daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Roy Bates of Beaverton; grandchildren Michael Fry, Sarah Dennis, Jennifer Fry, Neil D. Fry and Rosemary Fry all of Flint; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Mildred King, Alice Mayer, Margaret Pietras, Iola Whitehead, June Havens and May Covey. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, John, Ron, Howard, Herbert and Milford; and sister Murielle.

     Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday noon until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton 48624, 989-435-9841. Funeral services will be held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren in Beaverton on Friday, June 20, 2003 at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Glasscock officiating. Burial will take place in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Beaverton Church of the Brethren-Building fund.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 18, 2003

 

 


PVT. MARVIN A FRY

PVT. MARVIN A. FRY KILLED IN ACTION

   Pvt. Marvin A. Fry, 20, son of Mrs. Ida Fry, of Tobacco township, who was reported missing; in action on January 4, has since been reported killed in action on that date in Luxembourgh. A graduate of Beaverton High School, class of 1944. Marvin was inducted in the army June 19, 1944 and completed his basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida. After a fifteen day furlough he returned to Camp George G. Meade, Maryland and then went overseas the last of November.
   Pvt. Fry was born in Grout township on July 19, 1925, and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida Fry; three brothers, Elmer of Bay City, Clarence and Melvin at home; five sisters; Mrs. Delmer Parker of Grout township, Mrs. Lloyd Brushaber of Tobacco township, Mrs. Seaman Smith of Bay City, Mrs. Kenneth Grice of Beaverton and Geraldine at home; and his grandmother, Mrs C. Marmeier, of Rhodes. From the Gladwin County Record --- February 14, 1945

 

 

 

HAZEL L. FRYE

     Hazel L. Frye, 85, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Center following a lingering illness.

     Born Christmas Day 1914 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl (Hooker) Shell.

     She was formerly married to the late Harold J. Frye.

     She was a teacher and taught at the Hockaday School, The White Brick School, Rau School in West Branch, and the Truesdell School in Canton. She also worked for the Office of Economics Opportunity, and was a census worker.

     Surviving are four sons, Marvin and wife Pat, Rodney and wife Gerry, and Gregory and wife Kim, all of Gladwin, and Elton and wife Linda of Beaverton; two daughters, VaLois and husband Irving Burns of Gladwin and Vana and husband Joseph Haley of Birch Run; one brother, Donald Shell of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by two children, Natalie Gaynor and B. Jerry Frye; two sisters, Valda Greer and Verona Bonnie Ault; and one brother, Grant Shell.

     Services were held Friday at the Sisson Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Schuetz officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  Obituary from Gladwin County Record, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, Page A-2, Col. 5.

 

 

 

INFANT GANDY

INFANT SON DIES

   BILLINGS---The infant of Mr. and Mrs. John Gandy died at a hospital in Bay City Tuesday, We offer much sympathy.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 11, 1936
 

 

 

HELEN I. GARNER

   Helen I. Garner, 86, of Gladwin and formerly of Sanford, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 at Gladwin Living Centre following a lingering illness.

   Born Feb. 13, 1914 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Winnie (Harrold) Codling.

   Helen married Roy Garner, Nov. 21, 1970.  He preceded her in death in January 1997.

   She was a retired chief operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Company after 40 years of service.  She was a member of the Sanford United Methodist Church.  Her nieces and nephews cared for helen for the past two and one-half years in the Midland, Sanford, and Gladwin areas.

   She is survived by eight nieces, nice nephews, four stepchildren: Sally and husband Arnold Bertram, Melody and husband Dennis Caney, Joe and wife Betty Garner, and Doug and wife Prudy Gardner; one brother, Floyd and wife Maxine Codling of Sheridan; 15 step grandchildren; and 33 step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sister.
   Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. David Winter officiating.  Burial was in Midland Memorial Gardens.  Obituary in Gladwin County Record & Clarion, April 12, 2000:
 

 

 

HENRY F. GATZ

            Henry F. Gatz, 99, of Sage Township, Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1996 at his home following a long illness.

            Born Sept. 11, 1896 in Detroit, he resided in Gladwin County most of his life.  Mr. Gatz had been employed in farming.

            Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

            Rites were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel.  The Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, August 7, 1996, Pg. 7, Col. 1.

 

 

 

LLOYD E. GEORGE

   Lloyd E. George, 53, of 2355 West M-61, Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 29, in the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Flint on May 11, 1925, he was a cement mason for the City of Flint. Mr. George moved to Gladwin County in 1964. He graduated from the School for the Blind in Lansing in 1945 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Flint.
   Mr. George and the former Betty Williams were married on June 26, 1948, in Flint. Surviving, besides his wife, are one son, David George; 2 daughters, Dawn of Big Rapids and Mrs Kip (D'Anne) Fritcher of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Gold George of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Arthur of New Boston, Edwin of Detroit and Robert of Columbiaville; and 2 grandchildren. Seriveces were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 4, 1978



MAGGIE PHILENA GINGERY
MRS. FRANCIS MARION GINGERY
   Mrs. Maggie Philena Gingery, wife of Francis Marion Gingery, died at their home three miles west of Clare Tuesday; May 24, 1932, at 7:30 p.m. She was 68 years, 3 months and 4 days old. Services will be held at the West Grout M. E. church, cnducted by Rev. L. M. Whitney, followed by burial at Highland cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 26, 1932

 

MAGGIE PHILENA GINGERY
MRS. FRANCIS M. GINGERY
   Maggie Philena Mountz was born Feb. 20, 1864, and departed this life May 24, 1932. She was 64 years, 3 months and 4 days old. She was united in marriage in 1883 to Francis Marion Gingery. With her husband and three children she came to Michigan from Iowa in 1915 where she lived on their farm in Grout township, Gladwin county, until about four weeks ago when she moved in with her son and family near Clare. She has been a long and patient sufferer with cancer.
   She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two sons, Earl of Flint and Bruce of Clare; one daughter, Eva, of Newberry; one sister, Mrs. R. T. Armstrong; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
 Funeral services were held from the West Grout M. E. church Friday afternoon, May 27, by Rev. L. M. Whitney, and the body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 2, 1932



MARION EARL GINGERY

TUESDAY RITES FOR EARL GINGERY
  
  Services were held Tuesday for Marion Earl Gingery, 82, of 2421 Dodge Lake Road, Clare County, who died Friday, March 21, following a short illness. Born in Iowa, Sept. 18, 1886, he was a farmer by occupation. he had lived in Clare County for the past 11 years, coming there from Davision, and prior to that they had lived in Gladwin County. Mr. Gingery and the former Miss Lydia Mayberry were married in Gladwin Dec. 24, 1910.
   Survivors are his wife, Lydia; a son, John W. of Davison; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Elsie) Larson of Davision; two brothers, Marion R. of Flint, and Bruce of Farwell; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The Rev. John W. Cermak officiated at the 2:00 p.m. services Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home and burial was in Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 26, 1969



DAVID GLENDENNING
  David Glendenning, who died at his farm home at Hockaday, Aug. 27, 1925, aged 59 years, 4 months and 11 days, was born in the town of Speaker, Sanilac county, April 16, 1866.  He was married June 16, 1887, to Martha Sharp, who preceded him in death June 13, 1918.
   Before engaging in farming he served the P. M. railway as brakeman and conductor in runs out of Saginaw.  He had lived four years at Hockaday.
   Mr. Glendenning was a highly respected citizen, one whose word could be relied upon, a fine neighbor and a good husband.  Memory of such a life is comforting and sustaining to ones who are called to mourn.
   He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Mary J. Brown, who was his housekeeper for several years.
   Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 P.M. at the Wagarville M. E. church, conducted by Rev. Charles Peterson.  Burial took place in the Ridge cemetery.
   The following from out of the county were among those in attendance:  Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Bow, Saginaw; Mr. and Mrs. Colon Brown, Roscommon; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beadle and son Jack, Yale; Mrs. Fred Beadle, Melvin; Frank Beadle, St. Clair; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Putnam and son and daughter, Essexville; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shell, three sons and one daughter, and Carl Shell, Pontiac; Mr. and Mrs. Amandus Soldan and sons;  William Anderson, Gideon Anderson and Mrs. R. E. Foote, Flint.  Gladwin
County Record - Obituary Sept. 3, 1925, Page 4, Col. 5.
 

 

 

MARTHA E. GLENDENNING

   Martha E. Glendenning died at her home in Gladwin June 13, 1918, at 4:45 P.M.

   Martha E. Sharp was born Oct. 30, 1862 at Galen, Wayne county, N.Y.  She has been a resident of Michigan 32 years.  She was married June 16, 1887 to David Glendenning and located in Saginaw where they resided until 6 years ago when they moved to Gladwin.  She was a member of the M. P. Church at Saginaw, president of the ladies' aid for 12 years, and an earnest Christian worker.  She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and many dear friends.   Services were held at the Methodist Church at Wagarville, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Chatfield.  Interment in the Ridge Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record Obituary, June 20, 1918, Col. 5, Pg 5.
 

 

 

CHARLES C. GLIDDEN

   Charles C. Glidden, 98, of Berrien Springs and formerly of Beaverton, died Friday, May 4, 1990 in a rest home. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Rites were held Monday from Allred Funeral Home Berrien Springs.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 2, 1990
 

 

 

CLARENCE H. GLIDDEN

CLARENCE GLIDDEN DIED SUDDENLY

   Clarence H. Glidden, 74, died suddenly Monday at his hom in Beavertn. He was born in Billings Township on February 28, 1885 and in 1910 was married to the former Miss Queen Oliver, who survives him. They farmed in Tobacco Township until 1948. Mr. Glidden was well-known throughout the county as a purebred horse breeder.

   Survivors besides his wife, are: a daughter, Mrs. Vera McKimmy, of Midland; two brothers, Charles, of Holly and Harvey, of Detroit; two grandchildren, Mrs. Carol Yost, of Beaverton, and Donald Wagar, of Midland; and four great grandchildren. A brother Waldo preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, Beaverton. The Rev. Carl Hilbert will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- March 18, 1959
 

 

 

ENOCH GLIDDEN

   Enoch Glidden died at the General hospital, Bay City, at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1931, of flu. Mr. Glidden, who was living with his son, Harvey K. Glidden, was apparently well and able to attend to his work until last Thursday, when he was taken ill and retired to his bed. Early Friday morning he got out of bed and tripped over a chair, breaking his arm at the elbow. He did not improve and was taken Monday to the General hospital at Bay City, where he died shortly after midnight. His body was brought to Gladwin lated Tuesday afternoon.

   Enoch Glidden was born Sept. 16, 1861 in Maine. He came to Gladwin in the early, 80's worked in the lumber camps 20 years, later taking up farming and real estate. He was married Sept. 6, 1883, to Miss Elzada Harris at Edenville. Five children, Clarence Hartwill Glidden of Tobacco township, Charles Comstock Glidden of Bay City, Waldo Avery Glidden of Flint, one daughter Winnie who died at the age of 10 months, and Harvey Knox Glidden of Gladwin, were born to them.

   Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at Beaverton this afternoon at 2:30, followed by burial at Dale cemetery beside Mrs. Glidden, who died Dec. 23, 1927. He was a sincere and devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 15, 1931
 

 

 

HARVEY K. GLIDDEN

Ex-Beaverton Man Victim of Car on Bridge

   Funeral services for Harvey K. Glidden, 65, a former Beaverton resident, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Elder James Cunnington, of Lansing, officiated at the rites.

   Mr. Glidden was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a car while fishing off a bridg over the Muskegon River in Roscommon County. Police said Glidden, his son, Harvey Jr., 26, and daughter-in-law, Evelyn, 19, were all struck at the same time. The young couple was taken to Mercy Hospital, Grayling with fractures and back injuries, police reported.

   Mr. Glidden was born in Tobacco Township, Aug. 26, 1896, and was married to Marie Szatkowski in Bad Axe, June 30, 1920. A commercial photographer in Detroit, he retired 10 years ago and had since made his home at Houghton Lake. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Houghton Lake post of American Legion.

   Surviving are his widow; one son, Harvey Jr., of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Chegar, Detroit; three grandchildren; and a brother, Charles, of Davisburg. Officers said the Gliddens were struck by a car driven by Lawrence E. Bruce, of Lansing, at 8:55 p.m. Bruce was driving south, police reported, and neared the bridge at the same time another auto, driven by Richard Slaught, of Houghton Lake, approached from the north. There wasn't room for both cars on the narrow span without hitting the three pedestrians, officers said.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 11, 1962

 

 

 

MARIE GLIDDEN

   Mrs. Marie Glidden, 75, of Houghton Lake, died Monday, April 22,  in a nursing home in Saginaw. Born in Poland on March 20, 1899, she moved to Roscommon County 22 years ago from Detroit. The former Marie Szatkowkski, she was married to Harvey Glidden on June 30, 1920, in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1962.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jean Chegar of Saginaw; one son, Harvey Jr. of Detroit; and three grandchildren. Rites will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- April 24, 1974.

 

 

 

QUEEN L. GLIDDEN

   Mrs. Queen L. Glidden, 98, of 118 Saginaw St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, July 7, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Smith Creek, Gladwin County, Oct. 1, 1888, she had spent most of her life in Beaverton. Mrs. Glidden was a member of the Dale and Billings Ladies Aids and the Beaverton Senior Citizens. The former Queen Oliver, she was married to Clarence Glidden in 1910 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death March 16, 1957.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vera McKimmy of Ludington; one brother, Jay Oliver of Beaverton; and 1 grandson; 6 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. A brother, James Oliver, 2 sisters, Bessie Bartlet and Pearl Fox and a granddaughter, Carol Yost, also preceded her in death. Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beavertn Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Beaverton Senior Citizens Center.   From the Gladwin County Record ---July 15, 1987.

 

 

 

WALDO AVERY GLIDDEN

Former Resident's Rites Here

   Waldo Avery Glidden, 66, former resident of Beaverton, passed away on Friday, October 31, at Hurley Hospital in Flint, following a four-day illness. Mr. Glidden was born December 18, 1886 in Tobacco township, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Glidden. He operated a livery stable in Beaverton and was a veteran of World War I. At the time of his death he was employed by the Allen Moving Company in Flint.

   Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, Arnold, of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Reves, of Flint; three brothers, Clarence Glidden, of Beaverton, Charles Glidden, of Pontiac and Harvey Glidden, of St. Petersburg, Florida; also two grandchildren.
   A sister, Winnie, preceded her brother in death. Funeral services were held this morning at the Miller Funeral Home in Flint with the Rev. Judson Habenfeht officiating, with another service this afternoon at the Dale church. Burial will be made in the Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 5, 1952

 

 

 

LEROY GOODWIN

   LeRoy Goodwin, 59, owner of Goodwin Septic Tank Service, Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 1, in the Midland Hospital after a six-month illness. Born in Wiota, Iowa, on August 21, 1913, he came to Gladwin County in 1917. He was a member of the boilermakers union. Mr. Goodwin and the former Ellen Pyke were married Sept. 9, 1931 in Flint.
   Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, George and Arthur of Gladwin; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Haring of Clare, Mrs. Ruth Brubaker of Midland and Mrs. Barbara Church of Gladwin; one brother, Marion Ginrich of Flint; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Arthur Munger officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 6, 1972

 

 

 

GLADYS L. GRANT

SERVICES HELD FOR BEAVERTON LADY

   Mrs. Gladys L. Grant, 64, passed away at her home near Beaverton on Friday, May 13, following a year of illness. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson, she was born March 19, 1891 in Sanilac County. On March 22, 1909 she was married to Robert Grant in Sanilac County. They spent some time in Bay County before coming to Gladwin County 26 years ago.

   Surviving are her husband, Robert; five sons Roy and Robert  Jr. of Beaverton, Frank of Clare, Chester of Midland and Bernard of Flint, four daughters, Mrs. Gurneth Allis of Flint, Mrs. Alice Reimann of Clio, Mrs. Mable Hayes of Flint and Mrs. Ellen Withoske of Midland; one brother, Oscar Wilson of Bentley.

   Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with Minister Samuel Charlton officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Forest cemetery in Bay County.   From the Gladwin County Record --- May 18, 1955.

 

 

 

IRIS (IKE) GREER

  Iris H. (Ike) Greer, 74, of 2506 Weber Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 25, 1992, in the Manatee Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. He was born in Gladwin on June 12, 1918, and had spent his lifetime in Gladwin. He was an operating engineer for Local 324 in Saginaw for 30 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Gladwin Fraternal of Eagles 3292 and the Harrison Moose Lodge 2235. Mr. Greer and the former Valda Shell were married June 15, 1938, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 1990.

   Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Maureen) Bittinger of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Anderson of Gladwin and Mrs. Gary (Darla) Rellinger of ALanson; 4 brothers, Donald of Alger, Vern of West Branch, John and Jerry of Gladwin and Ken of Beaverton; 7 sisters, Luella Hoskinson, Irene Hetherington and Marian Nash of Gladwin, Lois Presido and Beverly Fischer of Beaverton, Betty Stone of DeWitt and Ruth Catlett of Rockville, Md.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A son, Gary, preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1974.

   Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Roberts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. A Eagles Memorial Service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 30, 1990
 

 

 

VALDA GREER

   Mrs. Valda A. Greer, 72, of 2505 Weber Re., Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 1990, at her home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Sept. 29, 1917, she had spent her lifetime here. Mrs. Greer attended County Normal School and as a teacher in the Sage, Sugar Rapids, Billings and McClure rural schools. She was a charter member of the Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 3292. The fomer Valda Shell, she was married to Ike Greer, June 15, 1938, in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Maureen) Bittinger of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Anderson of Gladwin and Mrs. Gary (Darla) Rellinger of Alanson; one brother, Donald Shell of Gladwin; one sister, Hazel Frye of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A son, Gary, preceded her in death, Dec. 13, 1974.

   Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Potter officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. An Eagles Memorial Service was held Friday at 8 p.m.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 8, 1990
 

 

 

EMMA (DOYLE) GRONDA    

     Emma Gronda, 91, of 88 West River Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, March 20, at the Midland Nursing Home after a long illness. The former Emma Doyle, she was born December 5, 1888, in Manton and was married to Fred Gronda on March 2, 1904. They moved to Saginaw in 1914. Mrs. Gronda moved to Gladwin in 1973.

     Surviving are 4 sons, Earl of Saginaw, Robert of Freeland, Floyd and Everett of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Krauss and Mrs. Vleitta Merrow of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Manshaw of Detroit; 18 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren.

     Mrs. Gronda was an active member of the Saginaw Audrea Francis Senior Citizens Club and treasurer and leader of the kitchen band for years. She was the Michigan Senior Citizen queen in 1968 and honorary life member of the Saginaw Historical Society, Blue Stars and Macabees.

     Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Cederberg Funeral Home in Saginaw. The Rev. James Kavanaugh officiated and burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record dated 03-26/1980 COL-4 PAGE-2.

 

 

 

GOLDIE B. GROVE

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. GOLDIE GROVE

   Mrs. Goldie B. Grove, 73, of Sage Township, died Tuesday after a long illness. Born in Paulding County, Ohio on July 2, 1888, she had lived in Gladwin County 49 years. She was married in Ohio to Omar C. Grove in 1903. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1938. Mrs. Grove was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church.

   Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Audra Johnson, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Mrs. Cecil Behnke and Mrs. Shirley Roberts, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Delavinia Card, of Flint; eight sons, Mervin, of Gaylord, Wilbur, of Beaverton, and Howard, Basil, Omer, Holland, Aaron, and Duane, of Gladwin; a sister, Mrs. James McCollough, and a brother, Clarence Donley, of Oakwood, Ohio; 48 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Methodist Church with burial in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 23, 1962.

 

 

 

IRENE ''JUNE' GROVE

   Irene "June" Grove, age 77, of Gladwin, passed away Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. June was born April 11, 1945. She was a member of Gladwin Free Methodist Church.June married Basil Grove October 20, 1945 in Butman Township. Basil passed away in September 1986. Surviving her are her daughter Carol Temple, of Mt. Pleasant, and one grandson, Michael. One son, Kenneth in 1969, and daughter Paula Grove in 1985, and a brother, Amos Beech, predecease her.
   Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Sisson Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Hortop officiating. Burial took place at Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 26, 2002

 

 

 

LELA MAE GROVE

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. GROVE

   Mrs. Mervin Grove, 51, of Gaylord, died at her home Monday, July 22, following an illness of 18 months. The former Lela Mae Parker was born Dec. 20, 1916, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker in Gladwin. She was married to Mervin Grove June 21, 1935, in Gladwin, and they lived in Saginaw until 1948 when they returned to Gladwin. In 1960, they moved to Gaylord.

   Survivors are her husband, Mervin; two daughters, Mrs. Dean Conner (Darlene) of Gladwin, and Mrs. Robert Cogswell (Valerie) of Big Rapids; two sons, Larry of Gladwin, and Orval of Clare; her mother, Mrs. Wilma Parker of Gladwin; a sister, Mrs. Michael Lowe (Donna Lee) of Flint; three brothers, Harold and Walter of Gladwin, and Curtis of Salinas, Calif., and six grandchildren.

   Services are Wednesday (today) at 1:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Clair officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 24, 1968.

 

 

 

LELAH S. GROVE

   Lelah S. Grove, 90, of Gladwin, died Thursday, May 8, 1997 in Gladwin following a long illness. Born April 10, 1907 in Clare County, she lived most of her life in Gladwin. She had been employed by the Gladwin County Schools as a school teacher, retireing in 1957 after 33 years. The former Lelah Spohn married Howard Grove Nov. 21, 1931 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1977.

   Surviving are two sons, Jeff and wife Linda of Beaverton, Gary and wife Judy of Columbia, Tenn.; three daughters, Gayla and husband Jack Gerou of Mt. Morris, Brenda and husband Robert Popham of Kinde, and Beverly Hall of Gladwin; four sisters, Winifred Ely of Westland, Velma McIntosh of Saginaw, Edith Gizicki of Garden City and Dorothy Beavers of Sanford; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Lynn Grove, Jan. 22, 1949; one brother; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Elder Gene Lamb officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Gladwin County Library.   From the Gladwin County Record --- May 21, 1997.

 

 

 

MARY E. GROVE

   Mary E. Grove, 72, of 4630 W. Calhoun Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Oct. 4, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Gladwin County Feb. 15, 1913, she had spent her life here. She was a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church and the Bard Ladies Aid. The former Mary Allen, she was married to Wilbur Grove June 8, 1932.
   Besides her husband, she is survived by 6 sons, Junior, Darwin, Keith, Larry and Terry of Beaverton and Rick of Texas; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Bonnie) Willis and Mrs. Jack (Ivalou) Bauer of Gladwi, Mrs. Dana (Debra) Cassidy of Grayling and Kathy of Beaverton; 39 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. A daughter, 2 sisters and 5 brothers preceded her in death. Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 9, 1985

 

 

 

HAZEL GRUBER

SERVICES FRIDAY for MRS. GRUBER

     Mrs. Hazel Gruber, 65, passed away at her home in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, Feb 14, following a six months illness. The daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. John L. McKimmy, she was born July 28, 1894, at Blissfield. Mrs. Gruber came to Beaverton with her parents in 1902 and spent most her life here. She was married to John Gruber January 10, 1923. Mr. Gruber passed away in October, 1928. Mrs. Gruber was a member of the Church of the Brethren. In 1941 Mrs. Gruber and son Lincoln went to Tucson where she has been living since.

     Survivors include one son, Lincoln; J. Ray McKimmy and Clayton McKimmy; and one sister, Ruth Yager, all of Beaverton. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Carl Hilbert officiating, and burial will be made in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 17, 1960

 

 

 

GERTRUDE E. GRUNO-JONES

   Gertrude E. Gruno-Jones, 67, of Gladwin, died May 27, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw following a short illness. She was born Nov. 28, 1935, to Vernon and Lillian (Rowe) Woodard in Port Huron. She was a factory worker at Lear Corporation in Roscommon and moved to Gladwin County from Flint 37 years ago. She married Wesley Gruno Jan. 12, 1954. He predeceased her in 1991. She then married Gerald Jones Sept. 12, 1998, in Gladwin. He survives.

   Surviving besides her husband are son and daughter-in-law, Wesley, Jr., and Amy Gruno of Bay City; sons, Robert Gruno and friend Wilma and Randy Gruno and friend Pam, all of Gladwin, and son and daughter-in-law William and Rebecca Gruno of Beaverton; daughter, Lillian Paruszkiewicz and friend Jon of Houghton Lake; three step-daughters, Julie and Paul Springer of Lansing, JoAnn Becker and Tammy Perleberg; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Woodard of Clio and Vernon Woodard of Port Huron; a sister, Erma Marthon of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by grandkids Dale and Amanda Gruno; and brothers Gerald and Jack Woodard.
   Funeral Services were held 11 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2003, at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Bryan Johnson officiating. Visitation was held Thursday, May 29, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions will be used according to the family. [Gladwin County] Record & Clarion, June 4, 2003, Page A-2, Column 3.

 

 

 

EDITH MYRTLE (McKIMMY) GUERNSEY

Mrs. Clarence Leroy Guernsey

Edith Myrtle Guernsey died Dec. 13 at her home in Tobacco township, a victim of influenza. She was born Aug. 17, 1892, in Lenawee county. Services were held Dec. 16, conducted by W. B. Neff. Burial in Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 29, 1918

 

 

 

EDWIN E. GUSE

            Edwin Edward Guse, 67, of Clawson, died Monday, October 14, at Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

            Born in Gladwin County April 7, 1907, he had been a resident of Clawson for 39 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Florence; and 1 sister of Louisiana.  Services were held Oct. 17 at Price Funeral Home, Troy, and burial was in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Source:  Gladwin County Record, October 23, 1974, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

MARY PHIPPS HANSEN

Ex-Beaverton Woman Passes

   Funeral services were held Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. from the O'Laughlin Funeral Home in Coleman, for Mrs. Mary Phipps Hansen, 42, of Farmington. The Rev. George E. Kelsey officiated at the rites and burial was made in the Beaverton cemetery.
   The former Miss Mary Cornell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell, of Beaverton, was born November 7, 1920 in Beaverton. She died Wednesday in the Pontiac General Hospital. She was a member of the Coleman Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 06, 1963

 

 

 

EDWARD A. HARLOW

            Edward A. Harlow, 78, of 2096 Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, May 7, at his home.

            Born in Randolph, Vt., on April 20, 1905, he came to Gladwin County in 1956.  He was a veteran of World War II and self-employed in various fields.

            He was married to Frances Little in 1929 and she died in 1956.

            Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Rosetta Bartlett of Rutland, Vt.; and close friend Stanley Lutes with whom he made his home.

            Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Carl Briggs officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Graveside services were held by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, May 11, 1983, Pg. 2, Col, 4.

 

 

 

IDA L. HARROLD

   Mrs. Ida L. Harrold, 76, died on Friday, March 14, at her residence on Elm Street in Gladwin.

Ida L. Zink was born in Sterling, Nebraska on March 1, 1871, the daughter of John and Ellen Reed Zink.  She was married to Mr. Harrold on September 27, 1888, in Henry county, Ohio, from where they came to live in Gladwin about 43 years ago.  Mrs. Harrold was a member of the Gladwin Methodist church and of its Women's Society of Christian Service.

   Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Codling and Mrs. Melvin Haines, both of Gladwin; three sons, Ray and Arthur Harrold, of Gladwin and Rollie Harrold of Oconomowac, Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
   The body was taken to the Gladwin Methodist church at 1 o'clock on Monday afternoon, to lie in state until the hour of the service.  Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock with the Rev. John Scott officiated.  Burial was in the McClure cemetery.  Gladwin County Record Obituary 3/19/1947;

 

 

 

JOHN HENRY HARROLD

   Services were held Wednesday at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church for John Henry Harrold, who died Monday, July 1, at 8 P.M. at his home here.

   John Harrold was born August 28, 1859, in Henry county, Ohio.  January 1, 1890, he was married to Margaret E. Zink and to them were born five children, one died in infancy.  Mr. and Mrs. Harrold lived in Napoleon, Ohio, until the spring of 1905 when they moved to Gladwin county, on a farm in Grout township.  In 1910 they moved to Gladwin.  Mrs. Harrold preceded him in death in 1931.  Mr. Harrold was in the shoe repair business until his health began to fail a few years ago.

   Surviving him are two sons, William and Don of Toledo, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. Warren Kays and Mrs. Fred Hefka of Gladwin, one brother, M. E. Harrold of Gladwin, one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Gensel of Toledo, Ohio, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
   Rev. H. R. Fiddler conducted the services at 2 P.M.  Burial was in Highland Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record Obituary dated 7/3/1940;

 

 

 

M. E. HARROLD

Gladwin Pioneer Passes Away

   Funeral services for M. E. Harrold, 82, were held on Monday afternoon at the Gladwin Methodist church, with the Rev. John Scott officiating.  Burial was in the McClure cemetery.

   Mr. Harrold was born in Henry county, Ohio, on September 14, 1866, and has been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 44 years.  He was married to Miss Ida Zinc, who passed away in March, 1947.
   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Codling, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Tessie Haines, of Clare county; three sons, Arthur and Raymond of Clare county, and Rolland, of Oconomowac, Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.   From The Gladwin County Record, Dec. 8, 1948, Col. 4, Pg 1. [Note: Index lists him under Harold, M.E. but correct spelling is Harrold.]

 

 

 

ROLLIE G. HARROLD

R.G.HARROLD DIES IN WISCONSIN

   Relatives here received word of the sudden passing of Rollie Harrold, 67, at the Stocker Hospital, Tuesday, May 7, in Oconomowoc, Wis.

   He was born Nov. 27, 1895, in Napoleon, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Harrold.  Coming to Gladwin with his parents in 1904, he attended the Nester Dam school and Gladwin High School where he graduated in 1914.

   He moved to Oconomowoc in 1935 where he operated an appliance store for many years.  He was married to Mrs. Mabel O'Connor of that city and was a member of the First Congregational Church.

   Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Patricia) Anson, Mt. Pleasant; three sons, Rolland and Richard, of Oconomowoc, and Robert of Mt. Pleasant; two step-daughters; two brothers, Arthur and Ray, both of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Tessie Haines, of Ann Arbor; and nine grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held at the Notbahm Funeral Home Friday, May 10, at 2 P.M., with the Rev. John R. Lepke officiating.  Burial was in the LaBelle Cemetery.
   Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Harrold and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harrold attended their brother's funeral.  From the Gladwin County Record, May 15, 1963, Col. 6, Pg 2.

 

 

 

AGNES HERENDEEN

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. HERENDEEN

   Mrs. Agnes Herendeen, 86, long-time resident of Beaverton, died, Thursday, July 12, in the Michigan Masonic Home in Alma, following an illness of three years. She lived in Beaverton 64 years and was a life member of the Eastern Stars. Mrs. Herendeen was born in Ireland on July 29, 1876, and was married to William Herendeen in 1895 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death in 1957.

   Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Carman Schlichter, Harrison, Mrs. Marion Snyder, West Branch, and Mrs. Lena Houghtaling, of Midland; two sons, Dick, of Lake Worth, Fla., and Paul, of Midland; 21 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Velma Boman, also preceded her in death.

   Services were held Monday, July 16, at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ross Tracy offficiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 18, 1962.

 

 

 

FRANK MORTON HETHERINGTON

FRANK HETHERINGTON DIES AFTER STROKE

Old Time Lumber-Camp Cook Succumbs Suddenly to Apoplexy

      Frank Morton Hetherington, 55, old-time lumber-camp cook, and resident of Gladwin county since 1895, died suddenly Friday at his home, the victim of an apoplectic stroke.

   He was a member of the A. O. O. G. and of the I. O. O. F.  By trade he was a cook, and he and Mrs. Hetherington have been cooks in several camps, among them being the Hardy Dam in Newyago county, and of late he has been employed at the CCC camp.  He was at home for the week, and had just finished the stone veneer on his house, and in less than two hours he was found dead in the yard, a stroke of apoplexy causing instant death.  He has been a respected citizen of the county and has many neighbors, friends and relatives who mourn his death.

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

   Frank Hetherington was born January 31, 1879, in Canada. He came to Gladwin county when he was a lad of 16, and has lived here ever since.  April 30, 1899 he married Maude Arnott.  Three children were born, two of whom survive:  Mrs. Julie Marshall of Flint and Arthur, of Gladwin.  Stanley died at the age of 18 months.

   Besides his widow and five grandchildren, he also leaves one brother, Phil Hetherington of Winegars, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Peters and Mrs. Gertrude Breault of Gladwin and Mrs. Harriett Peters of Ortonville.  From Gladwin County Record, June 28, 1934, Col. 3, Pg 1.

 

 

 

MAE WEIR HETHERINGTON

   Rites Held for Mae Hetherington

   Mrs. Mae Weir Hetherington, 76, of Wagarville, died Thursday morning, Sept. 3 after an illness of three weeks.

   Rites were held Saturday from the Miner Chapel with the Revs. Thurlan Meredith, M. R. Putnam, and George Skene officiating.  Burial was in Ridge Cemetery.

   Mrs. Hetherington was born in Gladwin Township on Sept. 28, 1837, and was a member of the Wagarville Methodist Church and the Gladwin Rebekah Lodge.  She owned and operated the Wagarville Store for about two years and was a lifelong resident of Gladwin County.

   She was married to Philander Hetherington on Aug. 14, 1934 in Gladwin.  He preceded her in death.

   Survivors are one brother, George Weir, of Wagarville; and two sisters, Mrs. Maud M. Alden, of Ferndale, and Mrs. Hazel Greer, of Saginaw.  From Gladwin County Record, Sept 9, 1964, Col 4, Pg 1.

 

 

 

LOIS L. GERE HILLIER

            Lois L. Hillier, 85, 215 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Friday, March 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            Born on December 21, 1896, she came to Gladwin County in 1966, from Florida.  She was a member of the Gladwin United Methodist Church and the Grout Benevolent Society.

            The former, Lois Gere, she was married to Ernest Hillier in Clio December 3, 1913.  He preceded her in death December 28, 1977.

            Surviving are 3 sons, Wilbur, Jack and Donald, all of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Duane (Nellie) Huber of Gladwin, Mrs. George (Naomi) Tarrant of Montrose, Mrs. William (Doris) Leach of Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. William (Kathleen) Webb of Houghton Lake; 4 sisters, Mrs. Eunice Walt of Montrose, Mrs. Bernice Munro of Aylmer, Can., Hildred Gere of Clio and Mrs. Laura Ellis of Mio; one brother, Ernest Gere of Gladwin; 29 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.  A son Max also preceded her in death in 1945.

            Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating.  Burial was a graveside service held Monday at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clio.  Source: Gladwin County Record, March 24, 1982, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

CLAYMA HOFFMAN

ATTEND FUNERAL

     Mr and Mrs Ottomar McKimmy and granddaughter Joy Coats attended the funeral of their niece, Mrs Harold Hoffman, at Pontiac Friday morning. Mrs Hoffman will be remembered here as the former Miss Clayma McKimmy, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edison McKimmy. Others attending the funeral were Mrs R.W. Burgess and son, Mr and Mrs James Burgess, and Mrs Nelson Davis.   From the Gladwin County Record --- October 14, 1964

 

 

 

CLARA HOLLENBACK

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. HOLLENBACK

   Mrs. Clara Hollenback, 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Shell of Butman, Tuesday morning, August 21, after an illness of three days. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23 at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Burial is to be at the Ridge cemetery. Born June 6, 1866 in Monroe county, Clara Wendhausen married William S. Hooker, December 25, 1886, in Monroe county, and was later married to William Hollenback. She has resided for the past 48 years in Gladwin county.

   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Shell, of Butnam, and Myrtle McDonald, of Jackson; and a son, Alva D. Hooker of Butman. Four other children preceded her in death. There are 24 surviving grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 22, 1945.

 

 

 

ISRAEL H. HOLLENBECK

            Israel H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hollenbeck, died Jan. 1, at their home, aged 10 years, 9 months and 5 days, and having been an invalid from his birth.  Services were held from the Wagarville church at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, Elder Burt of Beaverton officiating followed by interment in the Ridge cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 12, 1911, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

NORA L. HOLSTROM

   Nora L. (Mishler) Holstrom, 86, of Coleman, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1990, in the Frankenmuth Convalescent Center. Born in Beaverto, March 18, 1903, she had lived there for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The former Nora Bergman, she was married to Paul Mishler, Dec. 20, 1919, in Beaverton. He died in 1958. She then married Oscar Holstrom, May 3, 1975, in Coleman, he preceded her in death in 1984.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Vivian Brugger of Coleman and Laveria Kennedy of Saginaw; a step-son, Larry Holstrom of Muskegon; a step-daughter, Virginia Murray of North Bradley; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Paul in 1977 and Olan in 1984 and a great grandchild, Kayle Brugger in 1986.

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Coleman Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Stephen Skinner and the Rev. Al Springer officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the O'Laughlin Funeral Home, Coleman.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 10, 1990

 

 

 

DORIS HORN

     Doris M. Horn, 78, of 4808 Townhall Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 13, 1990, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Lenawee County, March 20, 1912, she had spent her lifetime in the Gladwin County. Mrs. Horn was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church.

     The former Doris McKimmy, she was married to Clifford Horn, Jan. 11, 1935, in Angola, Ind. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Soloman of Lennon and James of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Vance (Jacqueline) Southwell of Mt. Morris; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, 5 brothers ad 3 sisters.

     Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Janet Larner will officiate and burial will be in the Tobacco Townshi Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 15, 1990

 

 

 

 

ISETTA D. HUGHES

MRS. JOSEPH R. HUGHES

     Mrs. Joseph R. Hughes died of a complication of diseases at her home in Tobacco township Saturday evening, Oct. 29 1927 at 11:30 o'clock after an illness of six days. Isetta D. Towle was born May 17, 1863, at Montrose, Genessee county and was married to Joseph R. Hughes Sept. 28, 1881. They lived eight years in Manitoba, Canada and came to Dale, Tobacco township, 32 years ago. Mrs. Hughes was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

     She is survived by her husband and her five children, Mrs. Spencer Austin of Detroit, Mrs. Roy McKibbin of Prudenville, John Hughes of Kenosha, Wis., Mrs. Eric Reymore of Bay City, and Lawrence Hughes of Beaverton, one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Mary Reed of Judds Corners, Franklin T. Towle of Hermosa Beach, Calif., James S. Towle of Los Angles Calif., John O. Towle of Judds Corners, Michigan, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

     Pallbearers were John Rich, Will and Andrew Snyder, Ed Armbruster, William Scott and Ed Scoby. Funeral was held at the Dale church Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 1 at 2:00 o'clock conducted by Rev. A. J. Preston who preached from the subject, "A Soul at Rest" --Rev. XIV--3. Burial in Dale cemetery. Green be the turf above thee. Friend of my better days: None knew thee, but to love thee, Nor named thee, but to praise.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 3, 1927.

 

 

 

LORRAINE HUGHES

     Mrs. Lorraine Hughes, 57, of Pontiac, died Friday, September 17, at her home at 267 W. Brooklyn St., following an illness of 2 1/2 years. Born May 20, 1919, in Grout Township, the former Lorraine Perry and Pete Hughes were married December 31, 1939, in Beaverton. Mrs. Perry had been a resident of Pontiac for the past 35 years.

     Surviving are her husband, Pete; 2 brothers, Sherman Perry of Beaverton and Edward of Independence, MO.; and a sister, Mrs. Jess (Eva) Newman of Clare County. Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home - Beaverton Chapel, with Elder James Wilts officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- September 22, 1976

 

 

 

NINA M. HUNT

            Nina M. Hunt, 94, and a resident of the Gladwin Nursing Home, died Sunday, Aug. 24, in the Midland Hospital Center.

            She was born March 19, 1892, in Macomb County.  She moved to Tuscola County as a child and spent most of her life in Caro.  She graduated from Tuscola County Normal and taught in the rural schools for many years.  Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Caro United Methodist Church and a past president of the Van Winkle Club.

            The former Nina Donaldson, she was married to Arthur Hunt in 1912.  He preceded her in death.

            Surviving are, one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Ayre of Gladwin; 2 grandsons and 4 great grandchildren.

            Rites were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Huston & Ransford Funeral Home in Caro.  The Rev. Sweet officiated and burial was in the Caro Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Caro United Methodist Church.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, August 27, 1986, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

MARTIN JAMESON

            Martin Jameson, 94, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 26, in the Grayling Health Care Center after a long illness.

            Born in Eurera Springs, Ark., July 14, 1890, he came to Gladwin County in 1974 from Royal Oak.  He was a retired construction foreman and a veteran of World War I.

            Mr. Jameson was married to the former Evelyn Foster in 1919 in Royal Oak.  She preceded him in death Sept. 5, 1974.

            Surviving are one son, Howard of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Doris Skelton and Laura Adams of Kansas; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

            Visitation was held Wednesday evening at Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial was Thursday in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley.  Source:  Gladwin County Library, April 3, 1985, Pg. 6, Col. 4.

 

 

 

IDA MAY JUNGMAN

   Ida May Jungman, 62, of Midland, died Friday, March 29, at Midland Hospital Center.

   She was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Gladwin and graduated from Gladwin High School.

   The former Ida May Codling married Glenn D. Anderson in 1940 in Gladwin; he was killed in France in Oct. 1944 during World War II.  She married Ernest A. Stellmacher in 1950 in Clare and he died in 1968.  She then married George D. Jungman Dec. 28, 1969 in Midland.

   She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Surviving besides her husband are 2 sons, Vance Anderson of Okemos and Kim Stellmacher of Sanford; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Ranger of Glen Burnie, Md; 2 brothers, Harold of Sanford, Fla., and Floyd of Lowell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Adeline Kern of Gladwin and Mrs. Helen Garner of Sanford; 6 grandchildren and a great grandson.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Roland.

   Rites were held Monday at the Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co. Funeral Home.  The Rev. Louis Koke officiated and burial was in Midland Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.   From The Gladwin County Record, April 4, 1985, Col. 3, Pg 6.
 

 

 

GEORGE D. JUNGMAN

   George D. Jungman, 80, of Midland and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995 at Tendercare of Midland.

   Born April 22, 1915 in Gladwin, he attended Gladwin schools.  Mr Jungman was employed at the Dow Chemical Co. for 31 years, working in maintenance.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the European Theatre where he worked at a military hospital in England.  He was a member of the Midland American Berryhill Post No. 165 and an active bowler with the senior citizens.

   Mr. Jungman married the former Corrissa Hines and she preceded him in death June 24, 1969.  He then married the former Ida May Stellmacher in December 1969 in Midland.  She died in 1985.

   Surviving are 2 stepson, Kim and wife Pam Stellmacher of Sanford, and Vance and wife Kathryn Anderson of Jackson; one step-daughter, Sharon and husband George Kennedy of Eugene, Ore.; one brother, Ernest Jungman of Midland; one sister, Loretta Knake of Mt. Pleasant; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, William.

   Services were held at 11 A.M. Friday from St. John's Lutheran Church, Midland.  Pastor Louis Koke and Pastor John Pohanka officiated and burial was in the Midland Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John's Lutheran Church or the charity of their choice.  Arrangements were handled by the Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co. Funeral Home of Midland.  From The Gladwin County Record Obituary Dec. 27, 1995, Col. 1, Pg 7.
 

 

 

KARON M. KALAHAR

   Karon M. Kalahar , 58, of Gladwin, died May 6, 2002 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Gladwin following a short illness. Karon was born December 7, 1943 to Harold and Clistie (Brewster) Phillips in Freeland. She was the owner/operator of Karon’s Upholstery in Saginaw and had lived in Gladwin County for 20 years, moving here from Freeland. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   She is survived by two sons, Craig (Shari) Kalahar of Maryville, Tenn. and Kevin (Karla) Kalahar of Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters Julie Fleminger of Denver, Colo., and Catherine Walker of Saginaw; four grandsons, Craig Kalahar Jr., Brandon Walker, Jackson Kalahar and Nickolas Kalahar; six brothers, Don (Bonnie) Phillips of Saginaw, Harold (Rosemary) Phillips of Beaverton, Robert (Becky) Phillips of Beaverton, Larry (Judy) Phillips of Lansing, William (Sonya) Phillips of Beaverton, and Lonny (Peggy) Phillips of Shepherd; two sisters, Janet (Jake) McKimmy of Fenton, and Sharon Manee of Florida, who was her twin; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

   Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with Robert Schnepp officiating. The family will accept visitors Friday at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area, Memorial Gardens of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren or the church building fund. Arrangements are being handled by Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 8, 2002, Col. 4, Pg. 2..

 

 

 

L. PEARL KEELER

   Mrs. L. Pearl Keeler, 80, of Beaverton, died Monday, April 22, in the Town and Country Nursing Home, Midland, after a long illness. The former Pearl Bass, she was born in Middleville on March 7, 1894, and came to Gladwin County in 1941 from Amble. Mrs. Keeler was a member of the Beaverton First Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Order of Eastern Stars. She was married to John Keeler on Sept. 22, 1915, in Amble. He preceded her in death in 1940.

   Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pauline McIntyre of Rockford, Mrs. Myrtle Jane McKimmy of Beaverton, Mrs. Mary Lewis of Belding and Mrs. Billie Wilson of Midland; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. The Rev. Henry List will officiate and burial will be in the Beaverton Cemetery. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 8 p.m.  Gladwin County Record dated 04-24/1974 Col-4 Page-2.

 

 

 

JULIA BURKET KENT

     Julia Burket Kent, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003. She was born Feb. 12, 1911, to Margaret Kilbride Merriman and Walter Burket. Walter died in 1913 and Margaret married Authur Rowley in 1915. Arthur became Julia's loving father. She was blessed with many siblings; stepbrother and sister Cecil Rowley and Marion (Rowley) Alley; brothers, Joe and Robert Burket; Phoebe (Burket) McKimmy and Lottie (Burket) McKimmy; and half brother and sister, George Rowley and Sara (Rowley) Schneider.

     Julia grew up on the family farm near Gladwin. She graduated from Gladwin High School, Gladwin County Normal and Central Michigan University. She taught grade school in Gladwin School until her marriage to Millard S. "Mike" Kent on May 31, 1931. Julie and Mike lived in Billings Township in Gladwin County, and were married 67 years before Mike died in 1998. The marriage produced three children, Charlene (Richard) Brelsford of Evans, Georgia, Millard M. "Bub" (Mary Lou) Kent of Midland and William "Bill" (Joan) Kent of Beaverton.

     After the children were through school Julia returned to teaching until retirement in 1970. Her life centered around family, church, community and education. She loved gardening, canning fruits and vegetables and cooking for her family. God was her copilot. She was adamant about education and wanted her children and grandchildren to obtain as much as possible. Julia's last years were spent at Tender-care in Midland where she was well cared for and loved by the caring and dedicated staff. Julia's parents and siblings are deceased.

     Surviving along with her three children are grandchildren, Jennifer (Robert) Kent-Bryant, Khristopher Kent, Kraig (Teresa) Kent, Kevin (Michelle) Kent and Carter (Cassandra) Kent; and great grandchildren, Jordan, Haleigh and Benjamin Kent-Bryant; Erik, Mitchell, Noah, Karley, Makayla, Shea and Nash Kent.
     Julia's family will receive friends at Hall Funeral Home, 430 S. Ross St., Beaverton on Monday, Dec. 22 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on the day of the funeral service from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. Burial will be in Billings Township Cemetery. Memorial offerings can be made to Billings Missionary Church, Tendercare Midland or your favorite charity.   From the Gladwin County Record, December 31, 2003.

 

 

 

ADELINE KERN

     Adeline B. Kern, 80, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 16, 1993, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin County, June 22, 1912, she had spent her lifetime here. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Grace Baptist Church. The former Adeline Codling, she was married to Ralph Kern on April 27, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1961.

     Surviving are 2 sons, Calvin of Gladwin and David of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Floyd of Lowell; one sister, Helen Garner of Sanford; 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister.

     Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor Sam Wilson officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery.   Gladwin County Record dated 06-30/1993 Col-3 Page-2.

Corrections: In the obituary of Adeline Kern last week, a daughter, Arlene Fromer of Belen, N.M., was left out. Also because of incorrect information, she had 30 great grandchildren instead of 23. We are sorry for the errors.  From The Gladwin County Record, June 30, 1993.

 

 

LOTTIE KERN

SHORT ILLNESS TAKES MRS. KERN

     Mrs. Lottie Kern, 81, of Gladwin, passed away Friday at the home of her son. Harvey, near Beaverton, following a brief illness. Born in Amsden, Ohio, February 16, 1883, the former Lottie Drake had been a resident of Gladwin County for 48 years. Her husband, A.W. Kern, died November 20, 1946.

     She leaves 180 descendants. Survivors include four sons, George of Toledo, James of New Rochester, Ohio, Delbert of Gladwin, and Harvey of Beaverton; six daughters, Nellie Sampson, of Gladwin, Elizabeth Warner, of Valrica, Calif., Carrie Whitman of Royal Oak, Evelyn Clore, of Gladwin, Alice Lorenz, of Flint, and Bonnie Taylor of Valdez, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Hayes, of Gladwin; 51 grandchildren, 109 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. L.G. Washmuth and the Rev. Henry Hall officiating. Interment was in McClure Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record dated 12-23/1964 Col-4 Page-1.




RALPH W. KERN
ILLNESS TAKES RALPH KERN
     Ralph W. Kern, 57, Buckeye Township farmer, died Monday at the Midland Hospital following an illness of several months. Born on April 6, 1904 in Wood County, Ohio, he came to Gladwin County in 1916 with his parents from Canada, where they had lived three years. He was married to the former Adeline Codling in Wagerville, April 27 1932. Mr. Kern was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church and served on the church board.
     Survivors include his widow, Adeline; two sons, Calvin, of Beaverton, and David, at home; a daughter Mrs. Arlene Fromer, of Beaverton; his mother Lottie Kern, of Gladwin; four brothers, Harvey, of Beaverton, George, of Braduer, Ohio, James, of Pemberville, Ohio and Delbert, of Mt. Morris; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Sampson and Mrs. Evelyn Clore, of Gladwin, Mrs. Elizabeth Warner, of Alma, Mrs. Alice Lorenz, of Flint, Mrs. Bonnie Taylor, of Valdez, Alaska, and Mrs. Carrie Whitman, of Detroit; and eight grandchildren. His brother, Walter, passed away last week.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gladwin Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry C. Hall will officiate and burial is in McClure Cemetery. Mr. Kern's nephews will serve as pallbearers and fellow members of the church board will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Gladwin County Record dated 05-10/1961.



CHARLES OMER KINTNER
OMER KINTNER DIES DECEMBER 19TH
   Charles Omer Kintner, son of Jerome and Lucetta Kintner was born Nov. 22, 1897 in Paulding, County, Ohio, and departed this life Dec. 19, 1941 at the age of 44. At the age of 15 he came with his parentss to Gladwin county and spent the rest of his life here with the exception of six years he resided in Flint. He has resided on his farm west of Beaverton for the past 11 years.   He was united in marriage to Mary Foster on Sept. 29, 1917 and to this union were born three children one girl, Laverna Lou preceded him in death 12 years ago. He was united with the Baptist church in 1930 and has been an ardent and faithful follower of the Christian faith since his conversion. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Earl Burr and one son, Galen Lee at home; also his father and mother, a brother Elmer Kintner of Flint, five sisters, Mrs. Josie Mercer of Beaverton, Mrs. Nellie Paxton of Flint, Mrs. Edna Benmark of Butman, Mrs. Fern Hatch of Flint and Mrs. Bertha Miller of Beaverton; also one grandson, Tommy Dee Burr, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.   Funeral services were held Sunday, December 21 at Beavertn Methodist Church, Rev. Howard McDonald and Rev. Lawrence Shaw officiating. Interment was in the Beaverton cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 24, 1941



LUSETTA JANE KINTER
Services Today for Mrs. Kintner
   Funeral services for Mrs. Lusetta Jane Kintner, 79, were held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Allen Cobb officiating. Burial was in the Beaverton cemetery.
   Mrs. Kintner passed away Sunday following a seven weeks illness. She was born at Flora, Ind., May 2, 1876, and was married to Jerome Kintner at Flora January 1, 1897. Mr. Kintner preceded her in death September 30, 1947. The Kintners came to Beaverton from Sherwood County, Ohio in March 1913 and have lived here since that time. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene.
   Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Vern (Josie) Mercer of Beaverton, Mrs. Cecil (Nellie) Paxton and Mrs. Charles (Fern) Hatch, both of Flint, Mrs. Austin (Edna) Benmark of Gladwin and MRs. John (Bertha) Miller of Mesick; one son, Elmer, of Harrison; 32 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Her grandcons acted as pall-bearers.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 3, 1955.




JEROME ISRAEL KINTNER

Services Thursday for J. I. Kintner

   Jerome Israel Kintner, 78, died on Tuesday morning, September 30, at his home on West Brown street Beaverton, form a heart ailment of several years duration. Funeral arrangements have been made for Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Methodist Church, with the Rev. E.S. Hollinger, of the Brethren church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. Kleinhart, of the Clare Methodist church. Burial will be in the Beaverton cemetery.

   Mr. Kintner was born in Sherwood, Ohio, on August 3, 1869, and was married in Flora, Indiana, on January 1, 1897.  In 1913, he and his family moved to Beaverton form Sherwood, Ohio. Mr. Kintner was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   Surviving are his wife, Lusetta; one son, Elmer of Beaverton; five daughters, Mrs. Josie Mercer of Beaverton, Mrs. Nellie Paxton and Mrs. Fern Hatch, of Flint; Mrs. Edna Benmark and Mrs. Bertha Miller, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Rupp of Detroit and Mrs. Belle Fleagle of Sherwood, Ohio; four brothers, Charles of Greentown, Indiana; Frank of Adrian; Ezra of Scottsville and Daniel of Defiance, Ohio; 36 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded their father in death. Pallbearers will be Sam Asch, Sr., Henry Rau, George Swift, George Burt, Charles Smith and William French.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 1, 1947

 

 

 

LAVERNA LOU KINTNER

   Laverna Lou Kintner, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Kintner, was born at Beaverton July 23, 1929, and died March 10, 1930, seven months and eighteen days old, after a two day's illness of bronchitis and flu. She leaves to mourn her loss her mother , father and sister, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins and a host of friends.

   Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at Beaverton, conducted by Rev. C. Hahn and Rev. P. Arnold. Interment in Beaverton cemetery. Although her mission was short on this earth, she did it well with her sweet and smiling face, but our Heavenly Father saw fit to call her home and there we hope to meet her.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 20, 1930


CLARE ORVILLE KLEIN
   Clare Orville Klein, 88, a long-time resident of Gladwin, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at MidMichigan Stratford Village, Midland.
   He was born June 24, 1915, in Gladwin, to the late Harley and Gertrude (Foor) Klein.  He married the former Mildred Hetherington on Dec. 19, 1936, in Pontiac and they shared 57 years before Mildred's death in 1993.   Clare was a farmer in Gladwin Township.  He worked for Dell Smith Furniture Store in Gladwin for many years, and Robinson Industries in Coleman until his retirement in 1975.   Clare loved his church and attended faithfully.  He took great pleasure in his grandchildren, David and Nicole, who lived close by.  He enjoyed attending Nicole's dance recitals and their piano recitals, basketball games, track meets and especially David's baseball games at Gladwin High School, American Legion and Olivet College.   Clare is survived by son, Greg (Elleen) Klein of Gladwin; daughter Yvonne (Don) Hall of Midland; son-in-law Charles Balyeat of Flint; sister Crystal (Harold) McAllister of White Lake; brother Ward (Stella) Klein of Gladwin; sisters-in-law Doris Klein of Arizona, Nellie Barsuhn of Midland and Irene Hetherington of Gladwin; brother-in-law Don Hetherington of Missouri; his grandchildren Brian Balyeat of Holly, Tamara Balyeat of Durand, and David and Nicole Klein of Gladwin; four great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Kris (Doug) Fetterolf, Mark McKenna, Steven McKenna and Shawn McKenna all of Gladwin; and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mildred; daughter Marjorie Balyeat; sister Gladis Alexander; and brother Ray Klein.   Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday Feb. 6, 2004, from the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.  Pastor Phillip Hortop will officiate.  Interment will be at McClure Cemetery, Gladwin Township immediately following the service.   Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

   Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.  Obituary in the Midland Daily News, Feb. 04, 2004, Pg B-12, Col 5-6.

 

 

GERTRUDE O. KLEIN

SERVICES MONDAY FOR MRS. KLEIN

   Funeral services were held at the Miner Funeral Home on Monday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Gertrude O. Klein, 71, who died Friday morning at Clare General Hospital after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiated and burial was in the McClure Cemetery. The former Gertrude Foor was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on Aug. 27, 1892 and came to Gladwin County with her parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Foor; in 1909. She was married to Harley Klein on March 11, 1911 at McClure and lived there until moving to Gladwin City several years ago. She was a member of the McClure Methodist Church.
   Surviving are her husband, Harley; three sons, Clare and Ward, of Gladwin, and Ray, of Clarkson; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Alexander, of Clarkston, and Mrs. Crystal McAllister; of Union Lake; a brother, Roy Foor, of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Crawford, of Grand Ledge, and Mrs. Ethel Powley, of Pontiac; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 23, 1963
 

 

GEORGINA E. LADNER

     Georginia E. (Gillie) Ladner, 79, 1010 Eastlawn, died Sunday, July 13, 1986, at Midland Hospital Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1907, in Canada, and attended schools there. The former Georgina E. Gould married Basil Ladner, Nov. 26, 1927, in Detroit; he died in 1957. She attended St. Brigid's Catholic Church. She leaves a son, Carl (Ty) Ladner of Midland; a daughter, Ann Frey of Lathrop Village; brothers, John Gould of Detroit and Leo Gould of West Branch; 13 granchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son John Ladner, in 1977. Prayers will be said at the Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co. Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m., at St. Brigid's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Greg Schimdt will officiate and burial will be in Beaverton Cemetery. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where the family will be present from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Brigid's Catholic Church or to the donor's favorite charity.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 16, 1986

 

 

 

LEONARD J. KNAPPIN

            Leonard J. Knappin, 60, of Beaverton, died Monday, Feb. 13, 1989, in University of  Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a short illness.

            Born in Detroit, Sept. 30, 1928, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County.

            Surviving are 2 daughters, Sharon Mester of Farwell and Kathy Peacock of Clare; and one sister, Elaine Pickard of Gladwin.

            The body was cremated and there were no services.  Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Source:  Feb. 15, 1989, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

BASIL L. LADNER

Services Saturday for Basil Ladner

     Basil L. Ladner a Beaverton resident, died Monday in Newport Richey, Florida after an illness of one month. He was born on December 21, 1906 in Bangor, Maine the son of Mary Ann and James Ladner. Mr. Ladner had been a resident of Beaverton since June, 1945 coming there from Mt. Clemens. On November 26, 1926, he was married to the former Miss Georgina Gould who survives him. Other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ann Frey of Detroit; two sons John of Beaverton and Carl of Midland; five grandchildren; his father, James, and a brother , Fay of Presque Isle, Maine. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. fr. George Artman as the officiating clergyman. Burial will be in Beaverton Cemetery with Charles Stenger, William Stenger, Andy Eaton, Lloyd Broka, Lloyd Hagenbaugh and Ralph Hutson as pallbears.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 13, 1957

 

 

JAMES LADNER

   PRSQUE ISLE ---

James Ladner, 93, died Sept. 23, at a local nursing home following a long illness. He was born in Easton, June 21, 1881, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Graham) Ladner. Mr. Ladner was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a honorary member of the Abnaki Club. He is survived by one son, P. Fay Ladner, Presque Isle, five grandchildren, Daniel Ladner, Presque Isle, Mrs. Ronald (Ann) Knight, Presque Isle, John Ladner, Beaverton, Mich., Carl Ladner, Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Dale (Annie) Frey, Lathrop Village, Mich.; six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Graves Funeral Home Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary's Church Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Valmont Gilbert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Dennis Cemetery, Fort Fairfield.  [Source unknown]

 

 

 

JOHN BASIL LADNER

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.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 16, 1977

 

 

 

LAURA M. LANGE

            Mrs. Laura M. Lange, 98, of 112 Knox St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1992, in Greenbrier Nursing Home, Sherling, after a long illness.

            Born in Gladwin, Feb. 25, 1894, she had spent most of her life in the county.  Mrs. Lange taught in the county schools and was also a practical nurse.  She was a member of the Farm Bureau.

            The former Laura Thorington, she was married to Bernard Robbins in 1914, in Gladwin, and he died in 1943.  She then married Paul Lange in 1958, in Midland.  He preceded her in death in 1988.

            Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Bud (Gwen) Kunze of Sun City, Ariz; one son, Ray Robbins of Gladwin; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 8 great, great grandchildren.  A daughter, Florence Knudson, preceded her in death.

            The body was cremated and no services were held.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, August 12, 1992, Pg 2, Col 2.

 

 

 

MRS. ADAM LASZLO

            Mrs. Adam Laszlo died Tuesday Jan. 6, at her home in Hay township, near Winegar, after an illness of many years with dropsy.  Funeral was held this morning from the Catholic church at Gladwin.  Obituary next week.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 8, 1925, Pg 4, Col 4.

 

 

 

RICHARD LEE

   Richard Lee, 70, of Beaverton, and Zephyrhillis, Florida, passed away Feb. 6, 2004 in Zephryhillis. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Eagly) Lee of Beaverton, and Zephryhillis; a son Richard A. Lee and his wife Chrlene and grandson Erik of Beaverton; two daughters Marsha Lou Sutton and her husband Terry and grand-grandchildren Shaylynn, Megan ad Mikala of Beaverton; Diane Yarhouse and her husband Mark and grandson Ryan Tuttle of Everett; a sister Wanda Gone of Bay City; and a brother Ronald Lee of Gladwin.

   He was preceded in deaht by a daughter Debra Ann Lee; a son Ronald Lee and his parents Roland and Tamsen Lee; two sisters Naomi Crockett and June Asch; and a brother Robert Lee. Mr. Lee was born December 21, 1933 in Gladwin County to Roland Wayne and Tamsen (Pathic) Lee; and was a winter resident of Zephryhillis for seven years. He was a self employed business owner for many years and a member of the Mason Lodge of Beaverton.

   There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Beavertn Church of the Nazerene.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb. 2004 [Exact date unknown]

 

 

 

HERBERT LEININGER

SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT

   Herbert Leininger, 70, died at St. Luke's Hospital at Saginaw on Friday following a month's illness. Born in Gladwin June 16, 1891., he was married to Miss Lydia Greer on Dec. 23, 1914, in Gladwin. He has lived in Saginaw and Florida since 1954.

   Surviving are his widow; two sons, Harold and Walter, of Detroit four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bliss and Mrs. Elizabeth Rasch, of Flint, Mrs. Lonia Bennings, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Elfleda Thurston, of Detroit; two brothers, Harry, of Flint, and Thomas, of Detroit; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Chapel. The Rev. Ivan Hodgson, of Detroit officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 20, 1961

 

 

 

EDWARD R. LENZ SR.

            Edward R. Lenz Sr., 70, of Utica died Wednesday, May 13, at Cambridge East Nursing Home in Madison Heights.

            Born August 6, 1910, in Milford, he married Bernadine Werth in Detroit.  She preceded him in death Nov. 27, 1945.

            Surviving are one son, Edward R. Jr. of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Laura McLaughlin of Utica, one grandchild; and 2 brothers.

            Rites were held Saturday in Utica with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, May 20, 1981, Pg 2, Col 5.

 

 

 

ARLEE B. (SMITH) LOVELESS

   Mrs. Arlee B. Loveless, 71, of 249 Heil Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Oct. 1, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. Born in Beavertn on April 1, 1913, she spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. The former Arlee Smith, she was married to Cecil Loveless and he died in 1963.

   Surviving are 2 sons, Richard of Gladwin and Michael of Union Point, Ga.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Albert (Mary Ann) Hall of Westland and Mrs. Bruce (Delores) Harrison of Surfside, S.C.; one sister, Mrs. Norma Loveless of Florida; and 17 grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Brown, preceded her in death in December 1980. A memorial service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Martin Ledwidge officiating. The body was cremated.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 3, 1984.

 

 

 

EDWARD GALE MACKLEM

   Edward Gale Macklem, 57, of 222 Lakeview Dr., Beaverton, died Monday, June 10, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Clare Jan. 30, 1928, he retired in Nov. 1984 from the Stock and Receiving Dept. of Dow Chemical Co. after 33 years. He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of the Beaverton First Presbyterian Church, Beaverton Lions Club and the Beaverton Planning Commission. Mr. Macklem and the former Nancy Ross were married Feb. 21, 1959, in Beaverton.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark of Beaverton; one daughter Cynthia Mercer of Beaverton; his mother, Mrs. Alice Macklem of Beaverton, 4 brothers, Bernard of Manisuque, Lee of Midland, Billy of Gladwin and Gary of Flint; and 3 sisters, Virginia George of Maywood, Calif., Lucille Imperi of Grand Rapids and Alice Thering of Coleman.

   Services will be held Thurday at 2 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Aeron Davies will officiate and burial will be in the Beaverton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Visiting Nurses Association of Mid Michigan in Midland. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 12, 1985

 

 

 

HOWARD ROBERT MALCOMNSON

     Howard R. Malcomnson, 75, of Freemont and formerly of Beaverton, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, in Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday. Born in Clare County Feb. 28, 1911, he farmed and taught school at Sanford-Meridian until retiring in 1973. Mr. Malcomnson graduated from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree and Michigan State University with a degree in counseling. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and several teaching and counseling organizations.

     Mr. Malcomnson was married to the former Lois Malcomnson in September 1981, in Harrison. She preceded him in death in 1978 from injuries received in an auto accident. Surviving are on daughter, Mary Cotton of Grant; one son, John, of Davison; a brother, Frank Lininger of Dansville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A daughter, Ruth died after being hit by a car in 1948 and a son, Robert, died in a airplane crash in 1962.

     Rites will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Grant Reformed Church. Pastor David Brewer will officiate and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Dale Cemetery. The McKinley Funeral Home in Grant is in charge of arrangements.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 12, 1986

 

 

 

LEO LUTHER MALCOMNSON

     A Prudenville man was killed early Tuesday morning when his car left M-18, 5 miles north of Gladwin, and crashed into a tree. He was Leo Luther Malcomnson, 70, a former Prudenville postmaster. It was the first fatality in Gladwin County this year. Malcomnson, alone in the vehicle, was apparently coming south on the highway when the crash happen. Sheriff Victor Edick, who investigated the accident, said Malcomnson may have fallen asleep.

     The crash was found by Joseph Esline, of Gladwin, as he was passing and reported to the sheriff at 3:25 a.m. It is not known how long before the collision occurred. The body was brought to the Miner Chapel and later taken to Prudenville.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 10, 1965

 

 

 

LOIS MALCOMNSON

     Mrs. Lois Malcomnson, 66, of 673 W. Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, March 21, in Ingham County of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born in Kosciuszko, Ind., on May 30, 1911, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. Mrs. Malcomnson was a school teacher in the Sanford and Beaverton areas and had spent her lifetime teaching music, performing and composing. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

     She was married to Howard Malcomnson on September 11, 1930, in Roscommon. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, John of Davison; one daughter, Mrs. Seth (Mary) Cotton of Grant; one sister, Mrs. Iva McKimmy of Anderson, S.C.; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A son, Robert and one daughter, Ruth preceded her in death.

     Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 29, 1978

 

 

 

MARY ELIZABETH ‘MOLLY’ MALCOMNSON

BEAVERTON WOMAN DIES

  BEAVERTON -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Aunt Molly) Malcomnson, 88, of Beaverton died Sunday morning of a heart attack while visiting at the home of Mrs. Elwood Vanderpool in Adrian. She was born June 9, 1870, in West Virginia and came to Michigan in 1884. She resided at Houghton, Harrison and Cadillac before coming to Gladwin County in 1923.

     Mrs. Malcomnson was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Her husband, Robert Malcomson, died in 1940. Survivors are one brother, Archie Norman of Falmoth, Mich., three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Reynolds and Mrs. Alice Mead, both of Harrison, and Mrs. Bessie Carpenter of Cadillac. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin until the funeral hour.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 2, 1958.

 

 

 

ROBERT LEE MALCOMNSON

     Robert Lee infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Malcomnson, born Oct. 6, 1922 at Prudenville, died Jan. 4, 1923 at Lansing of Pneumonia after an illness of only one day. Funeral services were held at Harrison, Jan. 6, 1923 at two p.m. conducted by Rev. D.A. Youngs. Burial at Fernwood cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 11, 1923

 

 

 

ROBERT PAUL MALCOMNSON

Robert Malcomnson, 30 of Evart, who lost his life Saturday morning when his light plane crashed in a swamp shortly after takeoff. Malcomnson, a native of Beaverton and a graduate of the Beaverton school, was an agricultural teacher in the Evart schools. He left Evart early Saturday morning in a rented plane to fly to his parents' farm near Beaverton to hunt pheasants . Mrs. Malcomnson assumed that he had arrived safely at Beaverton and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Malcomnson, believed that he had cancelled his trip since they didn't hear from him . The search was started Saturday night when it was learned that he hadn't reached Beaverton . The wrecked plane was found a half-mile from the Evart airport, Sunday, in dense swamp by Michigan Civil Air Patrol planes. It was found west of the airfield, but should have been headed east on a takeoff for Beaverton. The plane apparently crashed shortly after takeoff or while attempting to get back to the field. Searchers reported the plane was on its nose in about three feet of water. State police said Malcomnson was found strapped in the seat of the plane and that he died of multiple skull fractures. Malcomnson was a graduate of Beaverton High School, Michigan State University where he received his bachelors degree in vocational agriculture in 1952 and masters degree in 1955. He later taught agriculture at the University of Michigan, Holton, Belding, Hudsonville and in Omaha, Neb., moving to Evart in 1959. Surviving are his widow, Barbara; six children, Michael, 9, David, 8, James, 6, Patricia, 4, Barbar a Diane, 2, and William 1; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Malcomnson, agriculture teacher in Alcona County schools; a brother, John, a teacher in Peck; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Cotton, of Grant. Services were to be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Evart Community Methodist Church.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 25, 1961

 

 

 

ROBERT MALCOMNSON

SERVICES HELD SATURDAY for ROBERT MALCOMNSON

     Robert W. Malcomnson was born in New York, August 3, 1863, and died at his home on Jan 10, 1940, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 7 days. He was married at Harrison, Michigan, on December 26 1890, to Jessie Dolloff of that place. She preceded him in death on April 12, 1900. To this union was born four children; Eva who died on October 21, 1935, Leo and Robert of Prudenville and Don of Harrison.

     He was married on February 2, 1907, to Mary E. Corwin who survives him. He is also survived by an adopted son Howard, of Central Lake and eight grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church, Saturday with Rev. Harold Hodgson officiating. Burial was in Harrison cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 17, 1940

 

 

 

MARY ANN MARSH

            MARSH

            Mrs. Mary Ann Marsh, widow of the late Alvin Marsh, died Jan. 4 at 2 a.m., at the home of her son, Louis W. Hickling at Beaverton, aged 71 years.  Short services were held at the residence Jan. 5, after which the remains were taken on the afternoon train to Midland where services were held in the Baptist church January 6, at 2 p.m., Rev. Ostrander officiating.  Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Adventist church, had made her home in Beaverton about a year, nearly all of her life having been lived in Midland.  She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. William Storm of Sault Ste. Marie, Louis Hickling of Beaverton and William Hickling of Midland.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 12, 1911, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

GERALD E. MARSH

            Gerald E. Marsh, 46, of 260 W. Curtis Rd., Edenville, died of injuries sustained in a car pedestrian accident in Mills Township Friday, Feb. 10, 1989.

            Born in Hope Township, Sept. 14, 1912, he had spent his lifetime in Edenville.  Mr. Marsh owned Gerald Marsh Trucking and Excavating in Edenville.  He was a member of the Midland County Chamber of Commerce.

            Mr. Marsh and the former Beth Snow were married June 24, 1962, in Cedar Lake.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Derald of Edenville and John of Gladwin; his parents, Preston and Alleen Marsh of Edenville; 2 brothers, Royal of Edenville and Calvin of Los Angeles, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Linda Harrison of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Barbara Gustrowsky of Battle Creek; and one grandson.

            Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Edenville.  Elders Paul Schoun and Douglas Carlson officiated and burial was in the New Edenville Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Feb. 15, 1989, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

VICTOR H. MARSH

            Victor H. Marsh, 76, of 4307 Charletois, Beaverton, died Saturday, May 4 in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness.

            Born in Jackson Aug. 12, 1908, he came to Gladwin County in 1975 from Royal Oak.  He was an industrial engineer for Chrysler Corp. in Highland Park for 17 years until retiring in August 1973.  Mr. Marsh was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge 453, the Beaverton O.E.S. 386, Elf Khurafeh Shrine and the Frontier Shrine Club of Gladwin.  He was a past matron of Royal Oak Masonic Lodge 392.

            Mr. Marsh and the former Beatrice Browning were married July 18, 1969, in Royal Oak.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Marilyn) Darbyshire of Bluffton, Ohio and Mrs. Clark (Vicki) Hall of Temperence; one brother, Laverne of Leesburg, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

            Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Beaverton Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Aeron Davies officiated and burial was in the Spring Arbor Cemetery.  A Masonic Memorial Service was held at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel Monday at 8 p.m. with an Order of Eastern Star service following. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Masonic Home or the [illegible] Chapter of the Order of Eastern Stars.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, May 8, 1985, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

ROYAL E. MARSH

            Royal E. Marsh, 7, of 6568 Sandy Ridge Rd., Edenville, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his home after a short illness.

            Born in Midland on January 23, 1976, he was in the second grade at Hillside Elementary School in Edenville.

            Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Marsh, one sister, Lisa, at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Marsh of Edenville and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bailey of Grandville.

            Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Edenville.  Pastors Clyde Thomas, Don Siewert and Paul Schoun officiated and burial was in the Edenville Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  Source:  Jan. 18, 1984, Pg 2, Col 3.

 

 

 

ROYAL E. MARSH

            Royal E. Marsh, 92, a lifelong resident of Edenville, died at his home Friday, January 11, following a short illness.

            Mr. Marsh died on the family farm in Edenville, where he was born June 22, 1881.  He worked the farm, which has been designated a centennial farm, until his retirement a number of years ago.  Mr. Marsh and the former Celian Nolin were married in 1905 in Saginaw.

            Surviving are his wife, Celian; 4 sons, Howard of Watinsonville, Calif., Clifton, Donald and Preston, all of Edenville; a sister, Mrs. Celia Ledford of Tennessee; 23 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.  One son and a daughter preceded him in death.

            Services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Edenville with Elder Delmar Burke officiating.  Burial was in Edenville Cemetery.  Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 16, 1974, Pg 2, Col 6.

 

 

 

ALVIN MARSH

            Alvin Marsh, many years a resident of Edenville, died at his home at Midland, July 23, aged 88 years.  Mrs. Marsh was for over 70 years a hunter in the Michigan woods, where many deer and wolves fell before his rifle, and he kept a record of securing over 1000 bearskins.  Source: Gladwin County Record, July 25, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

WALTER J. MARSH

            Walter J. Marsh, 68, of 2024 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, May 16, in the Midland Hospital Center.

            Born in Sygnet, Ohio, on July 17, 1912, he moved to Flint in 1938, to Saginaw in 1940 and to Gladwin County in 1973.  Mr. Marsh worked at International Harvester in Flint and then at Draper Chevrolet in Saginaw for 23 years until retiring in 1973.  He was a Buckeye Township trustee and a member of United Commercial Travelers.

            Mr. Marsh and the former Isabel Adams were married August 30, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert of Traverse City; one brother, Norman of Bloomdale, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Teeple of Bowling Green, Ohio and Mrs. Mavis Bronson, of Findlay, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren.

            Services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Fred Wilson officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, May 20, 1981, Pg 2, Col 5.

 

 

 

JACOB MATTIS

JACOB MATTIS DIES

   Jacob Mattis for many years a residence of Gladwin County, died February 26. Services were held Friday, February 28, conducted by Rev. Grant L. Jordan, with burial services at Highland cemetery. Born March 25, 1857 in Ontario, he was married in 1880 to Sarah Peters.

   He is survived by four sons and four daughters, William Mattis of Saginaw, Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop of Beaverton, John and Damon Mattis of Flint, Mrs. Martha Reinhardt of Gladwin, Ernest Mattis of Billings townhip, Mrs. Mabel Patalski of Bay City, Mrs. Grace Thomas of Edenville.   From Gladwin County Record on 4 March 1936

 

 

 

PETER MAXWELL

   Peter M. Maxwell, 62, of 71 East Schafer Rd., Hope, died Saturday, July 28, at his home.  Born in Hope on February 14, 1917, he was a pipe fitter for Dow Chemical Co. and a farmer. He was a member of the  Farm Bureau, president of the Alma Sugar Beet Growers Assoc., past president Ohio-Michigan Sugar Beet Growers Assoc., former Hope Township Farm Manager of the Year award form Michigan State University and gold award in FFA and a member of the Hope Methodist Church. Mr. Maxwell helped form the Meridan School system and was active in 4-H and the fair.

   He was married to the former Doris F. Oliver. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, William in Massachusetts, Dirk and Scott of Hope and Clay of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Paget (William) Penn of Hope; 3 brothers, George of Hope and Martin and Ernest of Midland; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Lafey Neuenburger of Hope and Mrs. Doris Blackhurst and Mrs. Donabell Secor of Midland.

   Services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. William Gozadd and Elder Calvin Erhart officiated and burial was in Midland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were in charge of the Ware-SMith Funeral Home. Memorials are available to the Hope Methodist Church Memorial Fund.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 1, 1979

 

 

 

JOHN C. M’CRANDALL [Note: McCrandall]

DROWNED HIMSELF

JOHN McCRANDALL, AN OLD RESIDENT OF BILLINGS

Disappears and Body is not Found—Supposed Watery Grave.

            John McCrandall, living at Gerrish dam in Billings, went after a pail of water Friday evening the 20th, and not returning his wife and sister went to search for him.  Not finding him they alarmed the neighbors and search was made all that night and part of the next day without avail.  Sunday they grappled for his body in the river but without success.

            He had made threats several times that he would drown himself, and lately when neighbors called on him he bid them goodbye, saying that he would never see them again. He was an invalid several years preceding his supposed death.  He leaves a wife and eight children.

LATER

            Although every effort has been made to find the body of J. C. McCrandall, who disappeared on the night of the 19th inst., all has failed.  The only place not yet thoroughly searched is just below the Gerrish dam.  The water is 12 more feet deep and the ice quite thick.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, December 4, 1903, Pg. 5, Col. 6.

 

 

 

HOWARD (MAC) McGILVERY

            Howard (Mac) McGilvery, 83, of Key Largo, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 14.

            Born in Gladwin March 4, 1904, he was a retired electrician for Buick Motors in Flint.

            Surviving are one daughter, Patsy Leach of Key Largo; one sister, Opal McGilvery of Gladwin; and 3 grandchildren.

            Memorial services were held in Key Largo.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

IDA MARY MCGREGOR

   Ida Mary McGregor (Klein), of Brea, Calif., and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000 after a long illness.

   Born March 12, 1921 in Gladwin, she lived in Gladwin until 1945 when she moved to Hilo, Hawaii and married George L. McGregor. In 1947, she moved to Ft. Wayne, Ind. In 1957, she moved to Gardenia, Calif.

   Surviving are her husband, George McGregor of Brea, Calif.; three daughters, Maurece Pahl of Gladwin, Lavonne McGregor of Brea, Calif., Janis Russo and husband Jeff of Norco, Calif.; one son, William Ralph

McGregor of Moreno Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Donna Rellinger and husband Jeff of Severna Park, Md., Julia Cripps and Jay of Big Rapids, Daniel Pahl and wife Carla of Mountsville, W. V., Cheryl Pahl of

Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jeffrey Pahl and Julie of Gladwin, Chris McGregor and Karen of Fullerton, Calif., Robbie and Justin McGregor of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Rose and Vincent of Norco, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren, Shannon, Shelly, Alison, Erin, Chelsea, Tim, Nikki, Andrew, Joshua, Amanda, Adam and Ashlee; two sisters, Ella Winkler of Gladwin and Bernice Tucker of Midland; sister-in-law, Ellen Klein of Gladwin; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Ralph Klein; and brother, Charles Klein.
   Services were held March 18, 2000 in Brea, Calif. at Memory Garden Memorial Chapel with burial in Memory Garden Memorial Park.  From The Gladwin County Record and Clarion, March 29, 2000, Col. 4, Pg 2.

 

 

 

HAROLD MCKIBBIN

   Harold (Ike) McKibbin, 68, of Condon, Mont., died suddenly Sunday, July 16. Born in Beaverton on June 12, 1910, he moved from Beavertn to Montana four years ago. He was a retired Beaverton school bus driver. Mr. McKibbin was a veteran of World War II and was the first commander of the Beaverton VFW Post 7303.

   Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Christ of Leslie; one sister, Mrs. Leona Methner of Beaverton; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Willard Pendleton officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 26, 1978

 

 

 

ROY B. MCKIBBIN

Roy McKibbin Former Beaverton Man Dies

   Funeral services were held Sunday at the Dale Methodist church for Roy B. McKibbin, conducted by Rev. B.F. Wade. Burial was at the Dale cemetery. Born April 24, 1878, in Lyons, Ohio, he died October 22, 1936, at his home at 1309 Third street, Bay City. He is a former resident of Beaverton and Tobacco townships. He was a veteran of the Spanish American war and served as state representative from the Gladwin-Roscommon district. He also built Idlewild resort at Prudenville.

   He is survived by his wife, Beatrice McKibbin, a son, Lieut. Hugh McKibbin, of the air corps at San Diego Calif., one daughter, Juanita McKibbin, of Bad Axe, and brother Owen McKibbin, of Beaverton.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 28 1936

 

 

 

AGNES IRENE (BOYCE) McKIMMY

  Mrs. J.L. McKimmy, 79, passed away on Monday morning, November 12, at the Mt. Pleasant Community Hospital, after suffering a double cerebral hemorrhage. The McKimmys were enroute to their winter home in Mt. Dora, Florida, when they stopped in Ithaca to have some work done on their car. While waiting, Mrs. McKimmy was stricken in the garage and removed to the hospital, where she died without regaining consciousness.

  Agnes Irene Boyce was born in Fulton County, Ohio on August 6, 1872, the daughter of Stephen and Mary Boyce. She married J. L. McKimmy on January 1, 1882. they moved to Beaverton in March 1907. Surviving are her husband, J.L. McKimmy; three sons, Lester, Ellis and Paul, all of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Eldon Witkovsky, of Coleman and Mrs. Ernest Rackel of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Edward Rupp, of Beaverton; also sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. two children preceded their mother in death.
  Funeral services will be held today from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiating. Burial was made in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 14, 1951.
 

 

 

CAROLINE ‘CARRIE’ MCKIMMY

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McKimmy returned from Cleveland, Ohio where they were called by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Carrie McKimmy. [Note: Burial show's {Carrie S. McKimmy} "Inscribed" in the Beaverton City Cemetery in Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan.] From the Gladwin County Record --- January 08, 1936

 

 

 

CAROLINE 'CARRIE' (SHOLL) McKIMMY

McKimmy, Caroline, nee Sholl, was born Nov. 15, 1861, in Lenawee County, Mich., and died at Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1936. Sept. 23 1883 she married Jasper McKimmy; they were Brethren pioneers in Northern Michigan. He preceded her June 20, 1930. She had spent more than a half century in the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are four children. Funeral in the church at Beaverton with the undersigned in charge. Burial in Beaverton cemetery.--- Arthur L. Warner, Beaverton, Mich.  From The Gospel Messenger --- February 22, 1936

 

 

 

CAROLINE (WOTRING) McKIMMY

Blissfield

Mrs. Perry McKinney Dead

     BLISSFIELD, Mich., June 2--Mrs. Perry McKinney of Ogden age 81 years passed away Monday at the home of her son Alvin after being confined to her bed for six months. She leaves her husband, five sons, Fred and Alvin of Ogden, Nathan of Toledo, Theodore and Luther of Beaverton and two daughters, Mrs. David Cowell of Beaverton and Mrs. Melvin Corbin of Adrian. The funeral was held this morning at 11 o'clock.  From the Adrian Newspaper --- June 2, 1921.

 

 

 

CHARLES WELSEY McKIMMY, SR.

     Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Charles McKimmy, 78, of Scottville, who was killed instantly Wednesday evening, July 8, when he was struck by a car on US-10 in Scottville. The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in Hope Cemetery, Midland County.

     A retired road construction and heavy equipment operator, he had lived in the Mason County area for the last 22 years. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and the Eagles Club. Born on May 7, 1886, in Midland County, he was married to the former Teresa Dundas in 1912 in Beaverton.

     Surviving besides his wife are two sons, William, of Beaverton and Charles Jr., of Custer; two daughters, Mrs. George Page, of Farmington, and Mrs. Russell Ellison, of Southfield; four brothers, Jay, of Gladwin, Ottamar, of Beaverton, Edward, of Pontiac, and Leo, of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Yager, of Beaverton, and Mrs. Elva Norton, of Northville; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 15, 1964


 

CLAIR MCKIMMY     

FORMER RESIDENT FATALLY INJURED

     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church in Harrison for Mrs. Clarence McKimmy, 67, of Nashville, Mich., who was fatally injured early Saturday morning in a head-on collison in Niles.

     Mr. and Mrs. McKimmy and their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Keith McKimmy, and two children, Keith Jr., 2 years and David six months were enroute to Niles to pick up Keith Sr. who had gotten as far as Niles after having car trouble enroute home from Florida. He was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edison McKimmy. Within a block and a half of the McKimmy house in Niles in a dense fog Mr. McKimmy's car collided with an on-coming car. Clarence and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Keith McKimmy, were seriously injured and are hospitalized in Niles. His wife Clair and the two children were fatally injured. The McKimmy's are former business people and residents of Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 18, 1959

 

 

 

CLARA VIOLA McKIMMY

     Clara V. Hughes, 86, of 119 Saginaw St. Beaverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Provincial House Nursing Home, Gaylord, following a long illness. Born in Ohio Sept. 1, 1898, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She retired in 1969 as a Nurse's aide at the Midland Hospital Center, Mrs. Hughes was a charter member of the Dale United Methodist Church and the V.F.W. 7304 Auxiliary.

     The former Clara McKimmy, she was married to Lawrence W. Hughes in 1915 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death June 16, 1988. Surviving are 7 sons, Robert and Theodore of Beaverton, John of Gaylord, Lawrence of Detroit, Gerald of Goodrich. Maynard of Midland and James of Lansing; one daughter, Mrs. Leon (Harriet) Thurston of Midland, one sister, Mrs. Doris Horn of Beaverton; one brother David of Toledo, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

     Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- January 16, 1985

 

 

 

CLAYTON McKIMMY

RITES HELD for CLAYTON McKIMMY

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren for Clayton McKimmy, 76, well known Tobacco Township resident, who died Saturday at the Midland Hospital after an eight day illness. the Rev. Arthur Whisler and the Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Born in Lenawee County on March 12, 1887, he was married to the former Hazel Smith on March 15, 1914 in Beaverton. She preceded him in death on August 11, 1953.

   Surviving are four sons, Ronald, of Portland, Ore., John, of Whitewater, Wisc., Milford, of Corvallis, Ore., and Howard, of Beaverton; seven daughters, Mrs. Helen Fry, Mrs. Mildred Bergman and Mrs. June Havens, of Beaverton, Mrs. Alice Mayer, of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Pietras, of Saginaw, Mrs. Iola Whitehead, of Phoenix and Mrs. May Covey, of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Jay Ray McKimmy, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Yager, of Beaverton; and 37 grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 25, 1963

 

 

 

DAVID BENJAMIN McKIMMY

     David B. McKimmy, 81, of Toledo, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1989. Born Sept. 21, 1908, he came to Gladwin County with his parents when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1926. Mr. McKimmy and the former Frances Farrell were married Feb. 18, 1930.

     Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard of Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. David (Barbara) Connelly of Toledo; a sister, Mrs. Doris Horn of Beaverton; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Royal; 3 sisters, Lulu Kintner, Sophia Roback and Clara Hughes; and 3 brothers in infancy.

     Rites were held Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. from the St. Joan of Arc Church, Toledo. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 15, 1989

 

 

 

D.G. McKIMMY

D.G. McKimmy, died Feb. 13, at Beaverton aged 13 years, 3 months and 9 days, of pneumonia, following influenza. His parents,  Mr. and Mrs. John A. McKimmy, preceded him in death, and two brothers and two sisters remain.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 26, 1920

 

 

 

DONALD LEROY McKIMMY

     Donald LeRoy McKimmy, 84, formerly of Beaverton, Michigan died Jan. 7 of a heart attack at his home in Calimesa, California. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Mr. McKimmy lived in Calimesa for seven years. He was an electrician for the Cross Company for 20 years.

     He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Sue Mitchell of Texas and Sally McKimmy of Calimesa; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Edson and Essie Alvira (Lampson) McKimmy.

     Services and visitation were held at Mt. View Mortuary in San Bernardino. Interment will be in Argentine, Michigan.   From the Gladwin County Record --- January 22, 2003
 

 

 

DORIS FERN McKIMMY

     Doris Fern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKimmy of Beaverton, born Jan. 27, 1922, died Jan. 23, 1923. Funeral was held at Dunkard church Thursday, conducted by Rev. Perry Arnold. Burial in Hope cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 1, 1923.

 

 

 

EARL FREDERICK McKIMMY

     McKimmey--Earl Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper McKimmey, was born in Ogden township, Lenawee county, Michigan, Feb. 14, 1896, and died in a hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey, Jan. 17, 1918, aged 21 years, 11 months and 3 days. Earl enlisted July 21, 1917, and was assigned to Third Co. 2nd Infantry, His oldest brother died when 9 years old and the oldest sister in January, 1912.

     Earl took every opportunity to obtain from the common school of his home an education, and was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a father, mother, one sister, and four brothers and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Let us believe that in the silence of the reeding world that he heard the great waves breaking on a farther shore, and felt already on his wasted brow the breath of eternal morning.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 31, 1918.


 

 

EDNA A. (KOESTER) McKIMMY

Attend Cousin's Funeral

     Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKimmy, Mrs. Ellis McKimmy, and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Wood attended the funeral of their cousin. Mrs. Ervin McKimmy, at Adrian, August 26.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 4, 1974

 

 

 

EDNA A. McKIMMY

Mrs. McKimmy

   OTTAWA LAKE -- Mrs. Edna A. McKimmy, 64, of 11304 Lipp Hwy., Ottawa Lake, died Thursday at her residence. Mrs. McKimmy was a housewife and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake. She was married to Irving McKimmy, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Roy Koester of Oregon, Ohio and Ralph Koester of Ottawa Lake. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, Ohio, with the Rev. Lyle Koehler of the Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Riga Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.  From the Adrian Newspaper --- August 23 1974

 



ELLIS LUTHER McKIMMY

Ellis L. McKimmy, 73, of Beaverton City, died Monday, August 21, at the Clare Hospital following a long illness. A resident of Gladwin County since 1905, he was born in Metamora, Ohio, October 18, 1898. He was the owner and operator of the Beaverton Concrete Works from 1928 to 1958. Mr. McKimmy was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and Beaverton Masonic Lodge. He and the former Velma Cochran were married July 3, 1927, in Beaverton. Surviving are his wife, Velma; two daughters, Mrs. Darrel (Berniece) Wood, and Mrs. John (Madonna) Ladner, all of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Witkovsky of Beaverton, and Mrs. Florence Peterson of Mt. Dora, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Henry List officiating, and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Masonic memorial services will be Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 23, 1972
 

 

 

ELMER LEROY McKIMMY

FOUND DEAD IN HOME

Elmer McKimmy, 67, was found dead late Tuesday evening in a Beaverton house where he had been living with Ernest Swart for the past several weeks. Swart, who is 62 years old, told officers that McKimmy went outdoors during the evening, and when he didn't return, Swart became alarmed and went to look for him. He said he found him lying on the floor near the door, and went to get help.

In crossing the street, he was struck by an automobile driven by Robert Beall of Beaverton, and was brought to the Gladwin Hospital, where he told them about McKimmy, Mr. McKimmy's body is being sent to Bay City for a pathologist's examination to determine the cause of death. Funeral services will be delayed until after the examination.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 26, 1949  [Note: Age should be 66 per obituary in following week’s paper and birthdate of July 27, 1882.]
 

 

 

ELMER LEROY McKIMMY

Buried Saturday

     Funeral services for Elmer McKimmy, 66 were held on Saturday at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery.

     Mr. McKimmy was born in Fulton county, Ohio, on July 27, 1882. He worked at the carpenter trade and had been a resident of Beaverton for the past 40 years. He passed away on Tuesday, January 25, in Beaverton.

     Surviving are two sons and three daughters; five brothers, Ottamar and James of Beaverton, Edson of Lenawee county, Leo of Detroit and Charles of Ludington; two sisters, Mrs. Bird Yager of Beaverton and Elva of California.

Because of unusual circumstances relating to his death an autopsy was performed. The pathologist's report revealed that Mr. McKimmy died from natural causes.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 02, 1949

 

 

 

ESSIE A. MCKIMMY

SERVICES HELD for ESSIE McKIMMY

   Mrs. Essie A. McKimmy, 81, of Beaverton, died Thursday, July 2, in the Gladwin Hospital after a short illness. Born in Birch Run on July 29, 1888. She had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. The former Essie Lampson, she was married to Edson McKimmy on April 16, 1908 in Beaverton. Surviving are two sons, Donald of Fenton and Ernest, of Adrian; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One daughter, Clayma preceded her in death. Services were held Sunday at 1: 30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F.E. Voller officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 08, 1970

 

 

 

ETHEL MAE (RISE) McKIMMY-McMAHON

   Ethel Mae McMahon, 90, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the home of her son Loren McKimmy in Beaverton, Ore. Born in Lima, Ohio, on Nov. 12, 1889, she lived in Gladwin County from 1907 to the 1970's. The former Ethel Rise, she was married to Ora McKimmy on March 20, 1915 and he preceded her in death. She then married Louis McMahon on April 18 1938 and he died January 23 1960.

   Besides her son, she is survived by 7 step children. Ethel Kigar of Gladwin, Marjorie Riegler of Bay City, Clarence McMahon and Roger McMahon of Beaverton, Grace Hawley of Drayton Plains, Dale McMahon of Houghton Lake and Don McMahon of Sarnia, Ont., and one brother, Fred Rise of Oakland, Calif. Memorial services were held Friday in Beaverton, Ore.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 19, 1980.

 

 

 

EVA McKIMMY

     Eva McKimmy, 87, of 1043 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Aug. 19, at her home following a long illness. born in Fulton County, Ohio. on March 10, 1892. She came to Gladwin County 48 years ago. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The former Eva Stutzman, she was married to Royal R. McKimmy in September 1911, in Wauseon, Ohio. He preceded her in death January 12, 1963.

     Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Cletus (Velma) Bushroe and Mrs. Virgil (Donna) Asch of Tucson, Ariz.; 3 sons, Clair and Ralph of Beaverton and Harold of Waterville, Ohio; 20 grandchildren. 31 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

     Services were held today Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 22, 1979.

 

 

 

FRANCES LAVERNE (RICH) McKIMMY

     Mrs. Frances L. McKimmy, 67, of Wooden Shoe Village, died Sunday, Nov. 26, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, following a short illness. The former Frances Rich, she was born on Aug. 19, 1905, in Beaverton. She was married to Ottamar McKimmy on Aug. 8, 1928 in Beaverton.

     Mrs. McKimmy was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Beside her husband, she is survived by three sons, Merle of Beaverton, Doyle of Bridgeport and Donald of Bad Axe; three daughters, Mrs. Delores Schnepp of Hope, Mrs. Rosalyn Coats of Clare and Mrs. Sharron Kalnbach of Saginaw; and 19 grandchildren. Services were held today, Wednesday, from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangement were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 29, 1972.
 

 

 

GRACE E. (MARCELLA) McKIMMY

     Grace McKimmy, 63, of Parkway Ct. Gladwin. drowned Friday, June 29, 1990, in the pond on Parkway Ct. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1926. She moved to Gladwin County in 1985 from Detroit. The former Grace Marcella she was married to Robert McKimmy, July 11, 1972. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1989.

     Surviving are one son. Rick Bashlor of Inkster; 2 stepsons, John McKimmy of Midland and Stephan McKimmy of Detroit, one brother, Victor of New York 4 sisters, Sarah Sortiso, Lee Marcella, Florence Marcella and Jennie Gentile of New York. 3 grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son David in 1983.

     Rites were held Monday at 9:00 a.m. from the Sisson Mathews Funeral Home. Deacon Stanley Bemamger officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 4, 1990

 

 


H. EDSON MCKIMMY

RITES HELD for EDSON McKIMMY

     H. Edson McKimmy, 84, of Beaverton, died at the Gladwin Hospital Saturday, Feb. 1, after a short illness. Born in Ogden on June 27, 1884, he was retired from the railroad and Bohn Aluminum Company. Mr. McKimmy was a life member of the Saginaw F. & A.M Lodge No. 77. He was married to the former Essie Lampson. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Donald of Fenton and Ernest of Adrian; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Yeagar of Gladwin, and Mrs. Elva Norton of Plymouth; three brothers, Ottamar and Jay of Beaverton and Leo of Detroit; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A daughter Clayma, preceded her father in death.

     Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F.E. Voller officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 5, 1969

 

 

 

HAZEL M. (SMITH) MCKIMMY

ILLNESS FATAL to MRS. McKIMMY

     Mrs. Hazel M. McKimmy, 59, passed away at her home in Tobacco Township on Tuesday, August 11. She had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services will be held from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ernest Johnsen will officiate and burial will be in the Dale cemetery. Mrs. McKimmy will be at the Hall Funeral Home until noon on Friday, when she will be taken to the church.

     Hazel M. Smith was born on September 13, 1893 in Maple Grove, Saginaw county the daughter of Albert and Ellen Smith. She came to Beaverton with her parents at the age of seven and has been a resident there since. She was married to Clayton McKimmy on March 15, 1914 in Beaverton.

     Surviving are her husband; four sons, Ronald, of Portland, Oregon, John, of Janesville, Wisconsin, Wilferd, of Syracuse, New York and Howard of Beaverton; seven daughters, Mrs. Mildred Bergman, Mrs. Helen Frye and Mrs. June Havens, all of Beaverton, Alice McKimmy, of San Francisco, California, Mrs. Margaret Pietras, of Saginaw, Mrs. Iola Whitehead, of Midland and Mrs. May Covey, of Denver, Colorado; one brother, Percy Smith, of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wheeler, of Detroit; also 17 grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 12, 1953.




HULDA ROHANNA (STUTZMAN) McKIMMY

Illness Fatal to Mrs. McKimmy

     Mrs. Hulda R. McKimmy, 82, passed away at her home in Beaverton this morning, December 15, after an illness of only five weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. McKimmy will be taken to Adrian, where services will be held on Sunday at the Church of the Brethren and burial will be made in Zion cemetery, Lenawee county.

     Hulda Stutzman was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on May 16, 1866. She was married to Theodore McKimmy on October 6, 1887 in Fulton county, Ohio. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 5, 1947, with all of their family at home for the occasion.

     The first twenty-five years of their married life the McKimmys spent on a farm in Lenawee county, moving to Beaverton on a farm 36 years ago, where they have lived until 1945 when they made their home in Beaverton city.

     Surviving are Mr. McKimmy; two sons, Royal R. McKimmy of Beaverton and David B. McKimmy of Toledo, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Kintner of Adrian, Mrs. Clara Hughes and Mrs. Doris Horn of Beaverton; 29 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One daughter and three sons preceded their mother in death.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 15, 1948  [Note: Both are buried in Amboy Cemetery, Metamora, Ohio.].


 

 

HURLEY E. MCKIMMY

HURLEY E. MCKIMMY DIE AT 72

     Hurley E. McKimmy, 72, of 712 East Indian died Sunday night at Midland Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time. Born in Lenawee County, Oct. 10, 1892, Mr. McKimmy moved from there to Beaverton in 1908. From 1917 to 1937, he lived in Toledo, Ohio where he was employed as a meat butcher. He had been a Midland resident since 1937. Mr. McKimmy was employed as a butcher at Bartlett and Asch, and at one time, he operated a small grocery and meat business at East Ashman and Washington. Mr. McKimmy was a member of the First Methodist Church and of Centre Lodge No. 273, F & AM.

     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Iva Ruth McKimmy; two sons, Edwin Hurley McKimmy and Doyle Lynn McKimmy, both of Flushing; three grandchildren and on great grandchild; also a step son, Calvin Compo of Flint, and a step daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Lemon of Clio. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Ware officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery, Lenawee County. Friends may call at the Wilson Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.  From the Midland Daily News --- May 17, 1965




HURLEY E. McKIMMY

Attend Funeral

     Those from here who attended the funeral of Hurley McKimmy of Midland Thursday at Metamora, Ohio, were Mr and Mrs Paul McKimmy, Clair McKimmy, Clara Hughes, Mrs Roy McKimmy, Ellis McKimmy, Ottomar McKimmy and J. Ray McKimmy. Services were held at the Fairview Church of the Brethren, and burial was made there. From the Gladwin County Record --- May 26, 1965

 

 

 

IDA CAROLINE (BERKEBILE) McKIMMY

Mrs. Ida McKimmy passed away Feb. 6 at her home south of Beaverton. She had long been a resident there.   Age: 54 years, 10 months & 25 days.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 19, 1920

 

 

 

INFANT McKIMMY

     The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKimmy died June 22.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 1, 1915




IRENE McKIMMY

     Irene McKimmy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edson McKimmy, died at Flint, Dec. 2, 1918, aged 2 years, 19 months and 27 days. Funeral was held at Dale M. E. church, conducted by Rev. J.W. Killian. Interment in Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 12, 1918

 

 

 

IVA (MISHLER) McKIMMY

     Mrs. Iva McKimmy, 84, of Anderson, S.C. and formerly of Beaverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Anderson Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born in Kosciusko, Ind., on September 7, 1895, she moved to Gladwin County in 1914. Mrs. McKimmy was a life member of the Beaverton Order of Eastern Stars. She was married to Lester McKimmy on  December 22, 1914, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1971.

     Surviving are one son, Henry of Anderson, S.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Rudy (June) Kern of Crystal River, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 28, 1979.

 

 

 

JAMES WILLIAM McKIMMY

James William McKimmy, son of James and Mary McKimmy, was born in Preston County, W. Va, July 5, 1856, and died July 5, 1947. In 1877 he was married to Lucinda Margaret Flint. He was the father of eleven children, three of whom died in infancy.

   About sixty-four years ago the family moved to Lenawee County, Mich., and shortly afterward he was elected to the ministry in the Fairview church. In the year 1898 he and his family moved to Coleman, Mich.; Beaverton and was one of the first ministers to preach in this community. In 1902 the family moved to Beaverton. He was an active minister for over fifty years.

   Bro. McKimmy was the oldest minister of the Church of the Brethren in Michigan. He held a number of meetings, preached many funerals and solemnized quite a number of marriages. We had planned for Bro McKimmy to preach another sermon on July 6, but God called him home on his ninety-first birthday.

   He leaves eight children, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Beaverton church by the writer, and burial was in the Dale cemetery. E.S. Hollinger, Beaverton, Mich.  From Gospel Messenger --- October 18, 1947




JAMES WILLIAM McKIMMY

  The Rev. James William McKimmy died at the home of his son, Ottamar McKimmy in Beaverton on Saturday July 5, his 91st birthday anniversary. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Butman Brethren church, with the Rev. E. S. Hollinger officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery.

   Mr. McKimmy was born in Preston county, West Virginia, on July 5, 1856 and was the last living member of a family of 14 children. He married Miss Lucinda Margaret Fint in West Virginia in 1877. She passed away on July 13, 1938. About 64 years ago they moved to Lenawee county, Michigan and shortly afterward he was elected to the ministry in the Fairview Church of the Brethren. In 1898 he and his family moved to Coleman and through the efforts of Enos Crowell and David Mote he came to Beaverton and was the first minister to preach in this community. He held services in the Old Log school house , and later in the Knoxville school in Tobacco township, built in 1900. In 1902 he moved his family to Beaverton and was an active minister for over 50 years in the church which he helped build in 1905, and was a charter member.

   Funeral services were held from this Home church. He was the father of eleven children, three of whom died in infancy. Surviving are six sons, Edson of Hudson, Elmer and Lee of Detroit, Charles of Ludington, Ottomer and Jay of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Elva Feltault of Pontiac and Mrs. Bertha Yager of Beaverton; 23 grandchildren and 25 great children and a number of nieces and nephews.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 09, 1947




JAMES FREDERICK 'FRED' McKIMMY

Attend Funeral

     Mr and Mrs Roy McKimmy, Mr and Mrs Ellis McKimmy and daughters, Mr and Mrs Darrell Wood and Mr and Mrs John Ladner were in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend where they attended the funeral of their uncle Fred McKimmy.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 30, 1962




JASPER McKIMMY

Jasper McKimmy died at his home in Beaverton June 28, 1930 having been an invalid 25 years. Burial services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Perry Hoover.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 03, 1930
JASPER NEWTON McKIMMY

     Jasper Newton McKimmy was born in Preston county, West Virginia, April 20, 1859, died at his home at Beaverton, Mich., June 21, 1930, age 71 years, 2 months and 1 day. At about the age of 12 years his father died. When but 18 years old Jasper came to Lenawee county, Michigan and worked for his brother Perry and others. After a few years he returned to West Virginia and soon brought his mother back to Michigan with him.

     When but a young man he united with the Church of the Brethren and lived a faithful christian life to the end. On Sept. 23, 1883, he was married to Caroline Scholl. To this union were born eight children, six boys and two girls. Three sons and one daughter have preceded him to the spirit world.

     About 25 years ago he was first afflicted with rheumatism. This latter affected his feet, and for the past 17 years he had not been able to walk unaided. This affliction had constantly grown worse until for many months before his death he was confined to his bed entirely. He was always of a cheerful disposition and bore his affliction very patiently.

     Although confined to his home for these many years, excepting when he was occasionally taken out on his wheel chair, yet he was widely known and respected. He will be greatly missed in the home and in the community.

     Surviving him are his wife, three sons, Clarence of Beaverton, Raymond and Willard of Cleveland, Ohio, one daughter, Alta, at home, two brothers, Perry and William of Beaverton, and a host of other relatives and friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 10, 1930




JAY WILLIAM McKIMMY

     Jay W. McKimmy, 82, of 2759 Canal St., Ludington, died Friday, Sept. 18, in the Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, after a long illness. Born in Beaverton June 8, 1905, he moved to Ludington in 1970. Mr. McKimmy was an operating engineer for Kellogg Chimney Co., Williamsport, Pa., until retiring in 1981. He had worked for many years for Austin Co. in Midland and 2 years at Walter Reuther Bear Lake Project. He was a life member of the AFL-CIO Union of Operating Engineers 324 and received a 40 year pin in February. Mr. McKimmy was also a member of the Kearny, Ariz. Elks Club 2478.

     Surviving are his wife, the former Vera Glidden Wager; one step-son, Donald Wagar of Midland; a foster son, James Peterson of Holt, Mo.; one brother, Ottamar of Gladwin; and 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A step-daughter, Carol Ann Yost, preceded him in death April 29, 1982.

     Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 23, 1987

 

 

 

JOHN A. McKIMMY

     McKimmy---John A. McKimmy, eldest son of Perry and Caroline McKimmy, was born in Preston county, W. Va., April 30, 1863, and passed away Jan. 17, 1917, at his home near Beaverton, Mich, aged 53 years, 8 months and 17 days. At the age of 11 he, with his parents, moved to Lenawee  county, this state, where he grew to maturity. Five years of his manhood were spent working in a tile mill.

     On April 4, 1886, he was united in marriage with Ida Berkebile, and to this union were born seven children, three boys and four girls, two of the girls having gone home in their infancy to await father's coming.

     Their early married life was spent near the old home, where they by hard labor saved enough to purchase a small farm, where they moved to the farm south of Beaverton, where their son, Clayton, now lives.

     Soon after coming to this county he began assisting others to locate, thus very materially helping in the settlement and development of this section. In all his dealing he strove to live above reproach and thus testify of Jesus Christ and His power to save.

     At about 16 years of age he heard the Savior's call and united with the Church of the Brethren. The church soon saw  his honesty of purpose and called him first to the deacon's office, then to the ministry, and in 1914 he was ordained to the eldership. He was true to his family, true to his God.

     He leaves to mourn, his loving companion, three sons, two daughters, his aged father and mother, five brothers and two sisters and a multitude of friends far and near for whom he sacrificed even the comforts of life that he might be a blessing.

     Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Beaverton Presbyterian church, Rev. Wade of the M.E. church, W.B. Neff and P. Arnold of the Brethren church, and Henry Kreulen officiating. In the afternoon the last tribute was paid in the Church of the Brethren, Elder Neff preaching the sermon, with Elders Arnold and Kreulen assisting. Regardless of the stormy weather large crowds of friends attended the services. Interment at Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 25, 1917.




JOHN E. McKIMMY

     John E. (Jack) McKimmy, 67, of 5402 Oakridge Dr., Beaverton, died Tuesday, April 17, 1990, in the University of Michigan Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Ann Arbor.

     Funeral arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 18, 1990




JOHN E. McKIMMY

     John E. (Jack) McKimmy, 67, of 5402 S. Oakridge, Beaverton, died suddenly Tuesday, April 17, 1990. In the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Born in Detroit, July 20,  1922, he moved to Gladwin County in 1987 from Wayne. Mr. McKimmy graduated from Beaverton High School in 1941 and was in the Research and Engineering Dept. at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn for 38 years until retiring in 1980. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a 32nd degree Mason in the Beaverton Masonic Lodge 453 and a member of the Gladwin County American Legion Post 171. Mr. McKimmy and the former Gerry Ward were married, Oct. 26, 1945 in Waco, Texas.

     Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Larry of Lake Orion and John of Canton; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Jackie) Erickson of Beaverton; one brother, Thomas Spray of Garden City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Sammons of Canton and Mrs. Betty Osborne of Wayne; 6 grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McKimmy and 2 sisters, Harriet Osborne and Vera Booker.

     Rites were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mike Clark officiated and burial was in Tobacco Township Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Friday at 7 p.m. and graveside military services were conducted by the American Legion Post 171.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 25, 1990




JOHN O. McKIMMY

     The family of the late Clayton and Hazel McKimmy received word Monday morning of the death of their brother John O. McKimmy at the Elkhorn Rest Home in Elkhorn, Wisc. Funeral arrangements were incomplete.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 10, 1978




JOHN RAYMOND McKIMMY

     J. Ray McKimmy, 94, of 1900 W. Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1992, at his home after a short illness. Born in Blissfield, Aug. 28, 1898, he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County and farmed. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Mr. McKimmy and the former Mary Mote were married June 6, 1920, in Beaverton. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1991. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond, many years ago, 2 sisters, Hazel Gruber and Ruth Yeager and 2 brothers, D.J. and Clayton.

     Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Randall Roose will officiate and burial will be in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, the Hospice of Gladwin County or the donor's choice.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 9, 1992




LEO O. McKIMMY

Rites Held Here for Ex-Resident

     Leo O. McKimmy, 79, of Detroit and formerly of Beaverton, died Friday, Aug 22, in Detroit, after a short illness. He was born in Swanton, Ohio, on Dec. 19, 1889. Mr. McKimmy moved to Detroit from Beaverton in 1932. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. McKimmy and the former Edna Felser were married on June 2, 1951 in Detroit. She preceded him in death in August 1968.

     Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Yager, of Gladwin and Mrs. Alva Norton, of Northville: two brothers, Ottamar, of Gladwin and Jay, of Tower. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry List, officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 27, 1969




LEONARD GERALD McKIMMY

     Leonard Gerald McKimmy, 53, of San Diego, Calif., died suddenly Friday, July 21, 2000. Born Feb. 9, 1947 in Wayne, he was the son of Jack McKimmy and Geraldine (McKimmy) Rumsey. He previously lived in Lake Orion. Leonard married Lisa Feb. 10, 1988 in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was an operator for Marco Crane in San Diego, Calif. He was a veteran of the Navy, CB's, serving two tours in the VietNam. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #112 in Wayne, International Union of Operators and Engineers Local 324. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Jay Leonard of Troy, Mo.; one daughter, Michelle Eicholtz of Westland; one sister, Jackie Erickson (McKimmy) of DeWitt; one brother, John of Plymouth; his mother, Geraldine (McKimmy) Rumsey of Beaverton; and five grandchildren. Heather, Aspen and Winter Eve McKimmy, and Austin and Amber Eicholtz. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack McKimmy. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at the First Baptist of Canton. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 9, 2000




LESTER MCKIMMY

   Lester McKimmy, 50, of Saginaw and a former Beaverton resident, was shot below his knee on Monday while hunting in Billings township. The bullet was from the gun of his uncle, James F. McKimmy of Adrian. It was reported as accidental by investigating officers. Mr. McKimmy is in the Gladwin Hospital.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov 19, 1947




LESTER IRVING McKIMMY

     Lester E. McKimmy, 72 of Beaverton, died suddenly at his home January 10. Born in Metamora, Ohio, on Feb. 19, 1897, he came to Gladwin County in 1907. Mr. McKimmy was a retired farmer and a member of the Beaverton Masons. He was married to the former Iva Mishler on Dec. 22, 1914, in Beaverton.

     Besides his wife, he is survived by on son, Henry, of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. June Kern, of Midland; two brothers, Ellis and Paul, of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Peterson, of Mt. Dora, Fla. and Mrs. Ethel Witkovsky, of Breckenridge; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

     Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 14, 1970

 

 

 

LOTTIE McKIMMY

     Lottie McKimmy, 86, of Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Town and Country Nursing Home in Midland following a long illness. Born March 28, 1912 in Gladwin County, Lottie spent her life as a homemaker. She was a lifetime Gladwin County resident and a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and Gladwin County Farm Bureau. She married Paul E. McKimmy July 4, 1930 in Beaverton. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and wife Peggy of Beaverton and Jacob and wife Janet of Fenton; two daughters, Jane and husband Kenneth Burgess of Midland, and Marilyn and husband Norman Chalifoux of Houston, Tex.; a brother George Rowley of Gladwin; a sister, Julie Kent of Beaverton, 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband (March 7, 1985), her brothers, Cecil Rowley, Robert Rowley, and Joseph Burket; and her sisters, Marian Alley, Sarah Schneider, and Phoebe Ogg McKimmy. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home - Beaverton with the Rev. Kenn Golay officiating. She will be buried in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Beaverton Church of the Brethren Women's Fellowship.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 14, 1998
 

 

 

LUCINDA MARGARET (FINT) McKIMMY

  Mrs. Lucinda McKimmy, of Beaverton, died Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. She was born in Preston county, West Virginia, December 16, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fint. Shortly after her marriage to James Wm. McKimmy of Preston county, West Virginia, they moved to Michigan.

  Mrs. McKimmy was the mother of 11 children. She is survived by her husband, eight children, two sisters, three brothers, and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Brethren church with rev. Nicodemus conducting them.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 13, 1938


 

LUCINDA MCKIMMY

Services Held Sunday for Mrs. Lucinda McKimmy

     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Lucinda McKimmy with Rev. R.E. Nieodeums officiating. relatives from out of town who attended were: Mr. N.L. Berryman of Detroit; E. Pelton, Mrs. E. Gamble, Mrs. L. Badgette of Delta, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Freese of Flint; Mrs. Lola McKimmy and Miss Maxine Yager of Saginaw; Mrs. C. Reynolds, Mrs. Alice Mead, Henry and Archie Norman, and others from Harrison.

     The following poem was read at the services and was written by Mrs. McKimmy's daughter, Elva Feltault.

 

                                                              Our Mother

                                                                 By Elva

She did not care for wordly things Nor laurels hope to claim. She cared not for the world's applause, For vain and fleeting fame. She'd been denied the World's "high lights" The ease you buy with gold. Tho' 'tis what many deem her good, She's missed "good times", I'm told. The World can have what she has missed, To envy, there are none. She had the kisses of a child, At eve----when day is done---She did not care for wanderings When crowds went here and there. She asked of God one thing in life, Twas tis her daily prayer; "Lord, take my life and earthly goods, "One boon I crave, no other "When you complete my 'Book of Life' "Write: I'm a Worthy Mother."  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 20, 1938

 

 

 

MARJORIE MAE McKIMMY

The community was shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Laurin McKimmy. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereft husband, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dundas and their family and to all relatives.

She was 21 years, 11 months & 13 days old.

 

From the Gladwin County Record --- December 23, 1942

 

               OUR MARGIE

 

          Only memories of you, Margie

           Have we left to case the pain.

          Only memories as of sunshine

           That is banished by the rain.

          With the autumn leaves you faded,

           And with them have gone to rest

          God forgive us in our anguish

           For perhaps thou knowest best,

          All in vain we try to fathom

           How you smiled 'midst, work and play.

          Was your gallant soul concealing

           What we know so well today?

          Winter's winds will sign in mourning

           Spring will bring the flowers once more

          To embellish summer's grandeur

           Then to die at autumn's door.

          But perhaps some sunny morning

           Full of flowers and little children

          We will find a garden fair

           And our Margie will be there.

          Smiling she will come to greet us.

           And I think I hear her say, ----

          "Did you say that you had missed me?

            Why, I hadn't been away."

          __In memory of Marjorie Dundas McKimmy

          who passed away November 16, 1942.   41-1

 

 

MARY E. (MOTE) McKIMMY

Mrs. Mary E. McKimmy, 94, of 1900 W. Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long illness. Born in Lake Odessa, April 5, 1896, she spent most of her lifetime in Gladwin County. Mrs. McKimmy was a school teacher in the Beaverton schools and retired in 1960. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and a 40 year member of the Home Extension.

   The former Mary Mote and J. Ray McKimmy were married June 6, 1920, in Beaverton. Beside her husband, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. A son, Raymond died in 1936. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Michael Clark officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Donations may be made to the donor's choice. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 27, 1991.

 

 

 

MARY FRANCES (FARRELL) McKIMMY

     Mrs. Mary Frances "Fran" McKimmy, 91 years of Cresthaven Lane died early Wednesday morning in St. Luke's Hospital. Fran was born in Gladwin, MI coming to Toledo in the late 1920's. She was a wonderful wife and mother who dearly loved her grandchildren. They were the light of her life. She was an avid bowler through-out her life until age 89. Still a member of the WIBC she met monthly with her bowling friends for lunch.

     Through the years she was involved in Girl Scouting and her family's school activities. Along with her elated husband, she was involved with the Champion Spark Plug Retirees for many years. Fran was an active and long time member of St. Theresa Church and St. Joan of Arc Parish. She is the widow of David B. McKimmy who died in October 1989. Surviving are her son, Richard (Kathy) McKimmy; and daughter, Barbara (Patrick) Connelly. The grandchildren are, Michael (Jenny), Timothy, Kelly, Patrick (Donna) McKimmy, Bridget (Rick) Perino, David (Mary Jo) Connelly, Kerry (Patrick) Streb, Mary Pat (Thomas) Siefker and Kathleen (Timothy) Hankish. The great-grandchildren are, Lauren, Nicholas, Anne, Luke, Emily, Jack, Jacob, Sierra, Erin and Abigail. She is the sister of Peggy Farrell and Helen Warner. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
     Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-9 p.m. A rosary will be recited Friday at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin from the mortuary Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial in St. Joan of Arc Church at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Joan of Arc Church or the A.L.S. (Lou Gehring Disease) Foundation.  [Newspaper not known.]

 

 

 

MERLE LAMAR McKIMMY

     Merle L. McKimmy, 71, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001 at home following a short illness. Born Feb. 10, 1930 in Detroit, he was the son of Ottamar and Francis (Rich) McKimmy. He lived in Gladwin County most of his life. Merle married Laura Spencer, Jan 3, 1953 in Beaverton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Dow Corning in Midland as an operator, retiring in 1988 after 33 years. Merle was a life member of the National Rifle Association and North American Hunting Club; and member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

     Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, David and wife Chari, and Robert and wife Susan, all of Beaverton, and Michael and wife Patricia of Cement City; one daughter, Valerie and husband Gregory Jacobs of Gladwin; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Doyle of Bridgeport and Donald of Bad Axe; three sisters. Delores Schnepp of Harrison, Rosalyn Richards of Gladwin, and Sharon Kalnbach of Saginaw; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with Elder Donald Spencer and Pastor Ann Meyer officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorials contributions may be made to the Mid-Michigan Visiting Nurse Association. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Gladwin County Record --- August 29, 2001

 

 

 

DR. MILFORD D. McKIMMY "MAC"

     Dr. Milford D. McKimmy "Mac", 73, of Corvallis, Ore., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997 at Heart of the Valley Care Center in Corvallis, Ore. Born Dec. 22, 1923 in Beaverton to Clayton L. and Hazel M. (Smith) McKimmy, he was raised on the family farm. His love for the forest attracted him to study wood utilization and technology at Michigan State University, earning his BS degree in 1949. He obtained an MS degree in forest products at Oregon State University in 1951 and Ph.D. in wood technology from New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1955. During World War II he served as a reconnaissance sergeant in the sixth field artillery in the Philippines.

     During his 33 years of service to Oregon State University, first as an instructor and finally as a professor of forest products, he made many important contributions to research, mainly in the area of wood structure and quality. Under his guidance, a new x-ray densitometry laboratory was developed. During the summer of 1959-1960, he worked for the Warm Springs Indian Reservation on a research project to help develop their forest resources.

     Mac was particularly liked and respected for his devotion to his students, having taught every course offered by the department. In 1966-1967, he was awarded the Charles Bullard Forest Research Fellowship at Harvard University and spent the year on sabbatical in Petersham, Mass. He retired as professor emeritus from Oregon State University in 1986. Mac was a skilled mountain climber and hiker. He enjoyed photography and reading. He married "Peggy" Barnard, Aug. 21, 1954.

     Dr. McKimmy was a member of the College United Methodist Church in Philomath, Ore., the Forest Products Research Society, the America Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Wood Preservers' Association, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, and the West Coast Dry Kiln Association.

     Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Roger of Eugene, Ore. and Andrew of Ashland, Ore.; two daughters, Janet McKimmy of Corvallis, Mildred King and June Havens, all of Beaverton; Alice Mayer of Oakland, Calif.; Margaret Pietras of Saginaw, May Covey of Modesto, Calif,; and Iola Whitehead of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Howard McKimmy of Beaverton; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald, John, and Herbert; and a sister, Muriel.

     Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the College United Methodist Church in Philomath, Ore. with Rev. Johnathan Enz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon State University Forestry Scholarship Fund or to the College United Methodist Church in care of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel, 815 NW Buchanan, Corvallis, Ore. 97330.   From the Gladwin County Record --- October 15, 1997.




MURIEL JUNE 'FANNIE' McKIMMY

CARD OF THANKS.

     Words cannot express our gratitude to the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during our recent bereavement. We wish to thank the friends for the flowers., also the choir and Elder Neff for his encouraging words.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton McKimmy.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 20, 1918

 

 

 

 

REV. N.K. McKIMMY

     Rev. N. K. McKimmy, pastor of the Church of the Brethren in Toledo, O., a resident of Beaverton, Mich., several years, died June 4, at his home in Toledo, after an attack of acute organic heart disease. Rev. McKimmy had conducted services at the usual hours and appeared to be in the best of health. He complained of being tired at the conclusion of his evening sermon and less than an hour after he returned home he died. He leaves his wife and several children. He has been associated with the Dunkard church a number of years and during his pastorate in Toledo a new church building was constructed through his efforts. A number of relatives went from Beaverton to the funeral.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 15, 1922




ELDER NATHAN K. McKIMMY

     Eld, Nathan K. McKimmy, third son of Perry and Caroline McKimmy was born in Preston county, West Virginia, July 25, 1868, and departed this life June 4, 1922, at his home, 536 Dearborn street, Toledo, Ohio, aged 53 years, 10 months and days. At the age of six years he with his parents moved to Lenawee county, Mich., where he grew to manhood. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Lurena Fike, of Preston county, W. Va. To this union on son was born, who is still living. His home was opened to two girls, Mary Thomas and Erma Kaser, both orphans, to whom he always conducted himself as a father, Mary died at the age of 15, Erma is now a loved member of his home.

     At the age of 16 he united with the Church of the Brethren. He was so honest in his dealings, so sincere in his belief and so faithful in his trust in God, that the church appointed him first deacon, then to the ministry. He served in this cause 25 years. During this time he officiated at Coleman, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, earnest and faithful, ready always to share, and always doing more than his share. He delivered two wonderful sermons on the day of his death. He served as elder for the Fairview church of Toledo.

     In 1909 he was called to pastorate of the Toledo church, then only a little mission. He labored faithfully and the beautiful church stands as a memorial to his untiring labor. Though often discouraged to almost past endurance he still would keep the faith, and expressed himself on his last day that he had a heart full of love for them all. Although the sound of his voice is stilled and his form no longer fills the sacred stand, his presence will be felt at every meeting ever held in this church.

     There are left to mourn their loss, his loving wife and son. Herley, his daughter-in-law, two grand-children, a foster daughter; his aged father, four brothers and two sisters, namely; Thos, and Luther of Beaverton, Fred and Alvin of Blissfield, Soloma Cowell of Beaverton and Addie Corwin of Adrian, and many friends far and near in whom he was always interested.

     Short services were held at the home. The body was then taken to the Toledo church he loved so dearly, then to the Fairview church where he was elder in charge. Both services were conducted by Elder Joe Gutlere. Interment in Zion cemetery. 

    Dear is the spot where the Christian sleeps, And sweet the strain where the angels pour, O why should we in anguish weep? He is not lost but gone before. Secure from mortal care, By sin and sorrow vexed no more, Eternal happiness now he shares, He is not lost, but gone before, Now for the dead in Christ we weep, His sorrows now are o'er; The sea is calm. the tempest past, His peace is sealed, his rest is sure, Within that home he'll reign; While we weep and linger here, Our loss is his eternal gain.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 13, 1922.

 

 

 

NELLIE (MITCHELL) McKIMMY

Passes at Son's Flint Home

     Mrs. Nellie Mitchell McKimmy of Beaverton, who would have been 92 on August 20, passed away at the home of her son Leon, in Flint, on July 16.

     Mrs. McKimmy was born August 20, 1868, in Michigan and was a resident of Gladwin County for 58 years. Mr. McKimmy preceded her in death May 31, of this year.

     Survivors are two sons, Harry of Beaverton and Leon of Flint, and one daughter, Mrs. Edith Carpenter of California.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Hall Funeral Homes with the Rev. Carl Hilbert officiating and burial was in Metamora, Ohio.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 20, 1960.




ORA LOUIS McKIMMY

     Ora Louis McKimmy, oldest son of Luther and Agnes McKimmy, was born May 29, 1894, at Metamora, Ohio, and died June 24, 1931 at Saginaw General Hospital; age 37 years 25 days. In March, 1907, he with his parents, moved to a farm near Beaverton, Mich. At the age of 15 years he united with the Church of the Brethren of Beaverton. On March 20, 1915, he was united in marriage to Ethel Rise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rise, of Beaverton. To this union were born two children, Orel Rosetta, age 15, and Loren Louis, age 11.

     He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two children; his parents; three brothers, Lester, Ellis and Paul of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Witkovsky of Caro, Mich., and Florence at home; his aged grandfather, Perry McKimmy, and a host of other relatives and friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 9, 1931

 

 

 

 

OREL ROSETTA McKIMMY

     Orel Rosetta McKimmy, daughter of Ora L. and Ethel May McKimmy, was born Feb. 8, 1916, about two and one-half miles northeast of Beaverton, Michigan, and departed this life at her home in Beaverton Feb 11, 1933, at the age of 17 years and 3 days.

     Her father preceded her to the spirit world on June 24, 1931. Since then she with her mother and brother Loren have made their home in Beaverton.

     Although Orel never seemed so very strong physically, yet she never had been seriously ill until Tuesday noon when she came home from school, just not seeming to feel very well. Not until Thursday did she seem sick enough to remain in bed. Even then she was very patient and never complained of being very sick. Although her mother waited on her constantly through the night on Friday night, yet neither of them realized the danger of her condition until at about 5:15 Saturday morning when the Heavenly Father suddenly called her home.

     Orel was of a sweet and lovable disposition, being well liked by her teachers and her many friends. Her cheerful presence and smiling face will be missed at school, in the community and in the home. To know her was to love her.

     She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Mrs. Ethel May McKimmy; one brother, Loren Louis; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McKimmy and Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Rise; uncles; aunts; many cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 02, 1933




ORLA McKIMMY

     Orla McKimmy, a 17-year old high school girl of Beaverton and a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther McKimmy and of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rise, of Tobacco township, died Saturday morning of pneumonia, following an attack of flu. Her father was Ora McKimmy, who died in June of 1931.

     The funeral services occurred at the Church of the Brethren, conducted by Rev. Perry Hoover, Monday.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 16, 1933




OTTAMAR HARRY McKIMMY

     Ottamar H. McKimmy, 95, of 215 S. Antler St., Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 23, 1994, at his home. He was born in Coleman on Nov. 16, 1898, and moved from Detroit to Beaverton in 1941 and then to Gladwin. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Mr. McKimmy was a reactor operator for Dow Corning for 11 years until retiring Nov. 30, 1963. He worked at Champion Spark Plug in Detroit for 21 years prior to moving to Beaverton.

     Mr. McKimmy and the former Frances Rich were married Aug. 8, 1928, in Beaverton. She died Nov. 26, 1972. He then married Phoebe (Burket) Ogg on Jan. 19, 1979. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Merle of Beaverton, Doyle of Bridgeport and Donald of Bad Axe; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ed (Delores) Schnepp and Mrs. Tom (Rosalyn) Richards of Gladwin and Mrs. Ken (Sharron) Kalnback of Bridgeport; 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters.

     Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Kenneth Golay officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. The Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 30, 1994




PAUL EDWARD McKIMMY

     Paul E. McKimmy, 78, of 210 S. Ross St., Beaverton, died Thursday, March 8, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Wasseon, Ohio, April 29, 1906, he spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Church of the Brethren, Mr. McKimmy was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau, a past director at the Soil Conservation District and was a director of the Production Credit Association for 18 years. He was married to the former Lottie Burket July 1, 1930, in Beaverton. Beside his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Thomas of Beaverton and Jacob of Fenton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Burgess of Midland and Mrs. Norman (Marilyn) Chalifoux of Houston, Texas, 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Peterson of Mt. Dora, Fla. and Mrs. Ethel Witkovsky of Beaverton; and 12 grandchildren.

     Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Mike Clark officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 13, 1985


 


PERRY ALVIN McKIMMY

ATTEND FUNERAL

     Mr and Mrs Loren McKimmy and his mother  Mrs Lewis McMahon, Mr and Mrs Paul McKimmy, Mr and Mrs Roy McKimmy, Mrs Clara Hughes and Ellis McKimmy were at the Metamora, Ohio Sunday, where they attended the funeral of Alvin McKimmy at the Fairview Church of the Brethren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 10, 1961




PHOEBE F. McKIMMY

     Phoebe F. McKimmy, 88, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Born April 3, 1909 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Walter and Margaret Kilbride Burket. Phoebe married Ed Ogg, Jan. 23, 1947 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1978. She then married Ottamar McKimmy, Jan. 19, 1979 and he preceded her in death in March 1994. She was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church.
    Surviving are 11 stepchildren; one half-brother, George and wife Wilda Rowley of Gladwin; two sisters, Julia and husband Mike Kent of Beaverton; and Lottie McKimmy of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Golay officiating. Burial was in Grout Township Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 24, 1997




ROBERT E. McKIMMY

   Robert E. McKimmy, 65, of 2724 Parkway Ct., Gladwin died Monday, Aug. 28, 1989, in St. Luke's Hospital, Saginaw. Born in Detroit, March 10, 1924, he moved to Gladwin County in 1985 from Detroit. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Moose and a carpenter for Local 118. Mr. McKimmy and the former Grace Marcella were married July 11, 1972.

    Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, John of Midland and Stephan of Detroit; a step-son. Rick Bashlor of Inster; 2 brothers, Jack McKimmy of Beaverton and Thomas Spray of Westland; 2 sisters, Shirley Sammons of Detroit and Betty Osborn of Westland; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step son, David Bashlor and a sister, Harriet Osborn.

    Rites will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Sisson Mathews Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 30, 1989


 

 

ROBERTA MICHELLE McKIMMY

Roberta Michelle McKimmy, two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McKimmy, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Children's Hospital, Detroit, following an illness of eight weeks. The infant was born in Gladwin on July 19, 1969. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sister, Tammy, Carla and Leigh, at home; one brother, John Jr., at home; and her grandparents, Robert McKimmy, of Detroit, Mrs. Mildred Rupp, of Dearborn; and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haynes, of Bellaire, Md. Rites were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 22, 1969

 

 

 

 

ROGER EARL McMAHON

   Roger Earl McMahon, 62, well known Tobacco Township farmer, died Sunday, Sept. 6, in the Bay Medical Center following a short illness. Born in Tobacco Township on August 14, 1919, he had spent his lifetime here. A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was active in farm organizations and civic affairs. He played baseball, softball and bowled. Mr. McMahon was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and was serving as a trustee.

   Mr. McMahon was married to the former Dorothy Geer on May 25, 1940, in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Grace Stittsworth of Farwell, Mrs. Roger (Gail) Strong of Merrill and Mrs. Ray (Glenna) Rappley of Midland; 3 brothers, Clarence of Gladwin, Dale of Houghton Lake and Don of Sarnia, Ont.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kigarr of Gladwin, Mrs. Marjorie Riegler of Bay City and Mrs. Grace Hawley of Drayton Plains; 8 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List and the Rev. Henry List and the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 6, 1981.




RONALD A. McKIMMY

     Ronald McKimmy, 56, of Portland, Ore., was killed in an automobile accident Monday, June 26, in Columbia, Mo. Mr. McKimmy was returning to Oregon after visiting relatives in Beaverton when the accident occurred. He was born in Gladwin County February 29, 1916, and was a veteran of World War II. He had been a resident of Oregon for the past 20 years, going there from Beaverton.

     Surviving are three brothers, Howard of Beaverton, Milford of Corvallis, Ore., and John of Whitewater, Wisc., seven sisters, Mrs. Helen Fry, Mrs. Mildred Bergman, and Mrs. June Havens, all of Beaverton; Mrs. Margaret Pietras of Saginaw, Mrs. Alice Mayer of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. May Covey of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Iola Whitehead of Phoenix, Ariz.

     Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 28, 1972




ROYAL RAYMOND McKIMMY

RITES FRIDAY for ROYAL McKIMMY

     Royal Raymond McKimmy, 72, retired Tobacco Township farmer, passed away Saturday, January 12, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cletus Bushroe of Tucson, Ariz., where he and Mrs. McKimmy were spending the winter. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore McKimmy, he was born October 9, 1890 at Blissfield, Michigan. He was married to Miss Eva Eva Stutzman September 10, 1911 at Wauseon, Ohio. She survives him. Mr. McKimmy was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren where he was a senior deacon.

     Other survivors include three sons, Clair, of Beaverton, Ralph, of Sanford, and Harold of Perrysburg, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Cletus Bushroe and Mrs. Virgil Asch, both of Tucson; a brother, David McKimmy of Toledo, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Lulu Kintner of Adrian, Mrs. Clara Hughes and Mrs. Clifford Horn of Beaverton; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

     Mr. McKimmy will be at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday and taken to the church Friday noon. Services will be held Friday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the pastor, the Rev. Randall Roose, officiating, Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 16, 1963

 

 

 

SARAH (ROCKWOOD) (OBER) McKIMMY

Services Held for Aged Lady

Funeral Services  for Sarah Ober McKimmy,  age 89, were  held  at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Whistler officiated and burial was made at the Dale Cemetery.

Sarah Rockwood was  born in Indiana on January  9 1862, the daughter of Mr. and

Mrs. J. Rockwood. She came to Gladwin County in 1909. She was married to James

Ober on September 2 1894 in Geneva, Indiana. He died in 1922. On July 12, 1924,

She was married to Rev. Perry McKimmy who passed away  on Oct. 2, 1931.

Mrs. McKimmy was  the last of a family of 11 children and has no living survivors. Pallbearers were Paul McKimmy, Hurley McKimmy, Loren McKimmy, Ivan McKimmy, Ottomar McKimmy and J. Ray McKimmy.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 2, 1951.


 

 

TERESA ELLEN (DUNDAS) 'TRESSA' McKIMMY

     Mrs. Teresa E. McKimmy, 88, of 421 Second St., Beaverton, died Sunday, Dec. 14, in Hampton Manor Nursing Home, Bay City, following a short illness. Born in Hope on December 15, 1891, she moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago from Scottville. She was married to Charles McKimmy Sr. in 1912, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1964.

     Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Alma Page of Beaverton and Mrs. Marjorie Black of Southfield; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie McMahon of Gladwin and Mrs. Julie McKay of Detroit; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Two sons also preceded her in death, Charles Jr. on Aug. 2, 1977 and William on Sept. 20, 1980.

     Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery, Midland County.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 17, 1980

 



THEODORE N. MCKIMMY

Rites Thursday for T.N. McKimmy

     Theodore N. McKimmy, 94, well-known Beaverton man, died May 31, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. McKimmy was born July 27, 1865 in Preston County, W. Va., and married the former Hulda Stutzman, October 6, She died December 15, 1948 and he married Mrs. Nellie Mitchell August 21, 1951 in Adrian. A retired farmer, Mr. McKimmy was a member of the Church of the Brethren and had been a resident of Gladwin County for 48 years.

     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie McKimmy; two sons, Royal R. McKimmy  of Beaverton and David B. McKimmy of Toledo; three daughters, Mrs. Lulu G. Kintner, of Adrian, Mrs. Clara V. Hughes and Mrs. Clifford L. Horn, of Beaverton; two brothers, Alvin of Toledo and Fred of Adrian; on sister, Mrs. Addie Corbin, of Adrian; 29 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren. On daughter, Mrs. Sophia Roback predeceased him.

     Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Verne Summers and Rev. Carl Hilbert officiating. On Friday at 2 p.m. services will also be held at the Adrian Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Clyde Mulligan officiating and burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Lenawee County.   From the Gladwin County Record --- June 01, 1960.




VELMA A. McKIMMY

   Velma A. McKimmy, 81, of Beaverton, died Thursday, May 23, 1990, at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a sudden illness. Born May 17, 1909 in Gladwin County, Mrs. McKimmy is a life time resident and homemaker. The former Velma A. Cochran married Ellis L. McKimmy on July 3, 1927, in Beaverton, and he predeceased her on Aug. 21, 1972.
   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Darrel (Berniece) Wood and Mrs. Madonna Ladner Sherlock of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Colbeck of Saginaw; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 30, 1990

 


 

VERA IONE (GLIDDEN) McKIMMY

     Vera Ione Glidden McKimmy, 91, of Ludington died March 6, 2003 in Ludington. Cremation has taken place. Born on June 3, 1911 to Clarence and Queen (Oliver) Glidden she became a school teacher. She went to County Normal for her teaching certificate and then attended Central Michigan University. Vera taught in Saginaw, Montague and Beaverton among other schools.
     Surviving is her son, Donald (Jerri) Wager of Midland. Six Grandchildren, Debora (Larry) Scarborough of Vestaburg, Daniel (Edda) Yost of Beaverton, Joanne Wager of Midland and Thomas Wagar of Traverse City. Twelve great grandchildren and 4 great-great grand-daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay William McKimmy and her daughter, Carol Ann Yost. A memorial service will be held on May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Dale Cemetery. From the Gladwin County Record --- May 28, 2003

 



WALTER A. McKIMMY

     Walter A., son of Jasper and Caroline McKimmy, died March 19, 1924, at his home in Beaverton, aged 36 years, 4 months and 17 days. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Clarence, Raymond and Willard, and one sister, Alta. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

     An accident which took place Aug. 29, 1922, caused his death; He was cared for at St. Mary's hospital Saginaw, for some time, and he was then brought back to his home in Beaverton where he remained until his death.

     He served in the World War I going overseas with the A.E.F. and was a member of Beaverton lodge I.O.O.F. and came to the church of Brethren in 1923.

     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Killian at L.D.S. church, Beaverton, and at the cemetery by the I.O.O.F. and American Legion.  Gladwin County Record --- April 3, 1924




WILLIAM E. McKIMMY

     William E. McKimmy, 65, of 218 Knox St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Midland Hospital following a short illness.

     Born in Detroit on July 22, 1915, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County.

     He was an operating engineer with Local 324 and was a veteran of World War II.

     Mr. McKimmy and the former Myrtle Jane Keeler were married January 14, 1938, in Beaverton.

     Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Dirk, James, Randy and Michael of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jolita) Warren of Midland, Mrs. Kim (Sally) Majoske of Bay City and Marjorie of Cadillac; his mother, Mrs. Theresa McKimmy of Bay City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alma Page of Beaverton and Mrs. Marjorie Black of Southfield; and 13 grandchildren.

     Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated with cremation following.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 08, 1980

 

 

 

BERTHA MCMAHON

            Mrs. Bertha McMahon, nee Barclay, died at the home of her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George McMahon, at Arbutus, Mich., July 14, 1907, aged 19 years, 10 months, 5 days.  The deceased was united in marriage to Fred McMahon July 17, 1905.  Her untimely departure in the morning of Life’s golden day is an event greatly deplored and regretted.  The deceased was unassuming in manner and possessed a kind, loving disposition which made her a favorite among her friends and acquaintances.  Funeral took place from the Dunkard church in Tobacco township July 17, 1907, and was attended by a large concourse of people.  The sermon was preached by Rev. William McKimmey, after which her remains were tenderly borne to the cemetery at Dale.

            Bertha leaves a young husband, little son Lloyd, 14 months old, father, mother and four sisters, together with a large circle of acquaintances to cherish her memory.  She leaves a bright evidence that she has gone to that beautiful world where no tears are shed and no goodbyes said, where the bright bow of joy spans the horizon of her unfettered soul.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 25, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

LEWIS S. McMAHON

SERVICES HELD FOR LEWIS MCMAHON

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Lewis S. McMahon, 77, well-known Buckeye Township farmer. The Rev. Carl Hilbert officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mr. McMahon, a resident of Gladwin County since 1894, was found dead about 6 p.m. on January 23 in the barn at his farm home. He was born May 12, 1882, in Pule, Ontario and married Ethel McKimmy in April 1938.

   Survivors include his wife Ethel; five sons; James Arthur of Midland, Clarence of Saginaw, Roger of Beaverton, Dale of Waterford and Don of Sarnia, Ont.; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Taylor, Phoniex, Ariz., Mrs. Ethel Kigar, of Gladwin, Mrs. Marjorie Reigler of Bay City, and Mrs. Grace Hawley of Pontiac; a step-son Loren McKimmy of Beaverton; a brother, Fred of Beavertn; sister, Mrs. Ida Shanahan, of Windsor, Ont.; 27 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 27, 1960




LEWIS S. McMAHON

SERVICES HELD FOR LEWIS MCMAHON

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Lewis S. McMahon, 77, well-known Buckeye Township farmer. The Rev. Carl Hilbert officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mr. McMahon, a resident of Gladwin County since 1894, was found dead about 6 p.m. on January 23 in the barn at his farm home. He was born May 12, 1882, in Pule, Ontario and married Ethel McKimmy in April 1938.

   Survivors include his wife Ethel; five sons; James Arthur of Midland, Clarence of Saginaw, Roger of Beaverton, Dale of Waterford and Don of Sarnia, Ont.; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Taylor, Phoniex, Ariz., Mrs. Ethel Kigar, of Gladwin, Mrs. Marjorie Reigler of Bay City, and Mrs. Grace Hawley of Pontiac; a step-son Loren McKimmy of Beaverton; a brother, Fred of Beavertn; sister, Mrs. Ida Shanahan, of Windsor, Ont.; 27 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 27, 1960




ROGER EARL McMAHON

   Roger Earl McMahon, 62, well known Tobacco Township farmer, died Sunday, Sept. 6, in the Bay Medical Center following a short illness. Born in Tobacco Township on August 14, 1919, he had spent his lifetime here. A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was active in farm organizations and civic affairs. He played baseball, softball and bowled. Mr. McMahon was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and was serving as a trustee.

   Mr. McMahon was married to the former Dorothy Geer on May 25, 1940, in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Grace Stittsworth of Farwell, Mrs. Roger (Gail) Strong of Merrill and Mrs. Ray (Glenna) Rappley of Midland; 3 brothers, Clarence of Gladwin, Dale of Houghton Lake and Don of Sarnia, Ont.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kigarr of Gladwin, Mrs. Marjorie Riegler of Bay City and Mrs. Grace Hawley of Drayton Plains; 8 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List and the Rev. Henry List and the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 6, 1981

 

 

 

 

ALICE V. MEAD

     Mrs. Alice V. Mead, 85, a life-long resident of the Harrison area died at the Haberland Rest Home in St. Helen. Born on October 23, 1884, the former Alice Norman was married to Harry Mead. He preceded her in death in 1937. Surviving are six sons; two daughters; one brother and one sister; 28 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. One son preceded her in death.

     Rites were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from Coker's Harrison Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bryce officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 18, 1970.

 

 

 

DEE HARRY MEAD

     Mr. and Mrs. Howard Malcomnson received word of the death of his cousin Dee Mead of Detroit, May 16. Dee will be remembered here as the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mead and was a 1929 graduate of the Beaverton High School. Funeral services were held Friday at Rochester.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 25, 1977




HAROLD D. MEAD

Attend Funeral

     Mr. and Mrs. Howard Malcomnson received word of the death of Harold Mead of Merritt December 24. Funeral for Mr. Mead was  held Tuesday, December 27 and burial was made at Harrison. Harold is the son of Mrs. Alice Mead and formerly of here, but now of Harrison. Mr. and Mrs. Malcomnson and daughter-in-law Mrs. Robert Malcomnson of Evart attended the funeral.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 4, 1967




LEROY MEAD

     Leroy Mead, 71, of Harrison, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Michigan on May 19, 1907, he moved to Harrison 6 years ago from Royal Oak. Mr. Mead and Isabel Rose were married in Midland on May 19, 1929. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Okemos; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jean Ellison of Okemos and Mrs. Joan Redfern of Madison Heights; 3 brothers; 2 sisters, and 7 grandchildren.

     Rites were held Friday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Coker Funeral Home in Harrison. The Rev. Carl Gillett officiated and burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 1, 1978

 

 

 

JOHN HENRY MERCER

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

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




LEO F. METHNER

   Leon F. Methner, 75, of 202 S. Seeley St., Beaverton, died Monday, Feb. 17, at the home of his grandson, Scott Macklem, in Sebring, Fla., after a long illness. Born in Coleman March 25, 1910, he retired from the Farmington Grade School in 1974 after 39 years of teaching. Mr. Methner taught band in the Beaverton schools from 1937 through 1941 and then from 1943 through 1943 through 1956. He moved back to Gladwin County in 1974. He was a former Elder in the Beaverton Senior Citizens. Mr. Methner and the former Helen Cottrell were married Jan. 19, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Wayne of Beaverton, Hugh of Westland and Jerry of Sault Ste. Marie; one daughter, Mrs. Lee (Carol) Macklem of Midland; 2 brothers, Marlin and Joyce of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Elva Hubbard of Pontiac; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 19, 1986

 

 

 

MYRTLE M. MILLER

RITES HELD FOR MYRTLE MILLER

   Mrs. Myrtle M. Miller, 61, well-known Beaverton resident and school teacher, died suddenly in Kalamazoo Saturday night after suffering a heart attack. She was attending a church retreat at Kalamazoo College. The former Myrtle Spohn, she was born in Harrison on May 8, 1908. Mrs. Miller graduated from Harrison High School in 1924 and Central Michigan University in 1954. She started teaching in the fall of 1924 and taught at Hatton Township, Eagle, Temple and Harrison schools before going to Beaverton Junior High School in 1958.

   Mrs. Miller was an active member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and a member of the Michigan Education Association and the Beaverton Education Association. She was married to Ira David Miller on Dec. 27, 1928, in Clare. He preceded her in death in August 1942. Surviving are one son, David, of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Delma Witkovsky, of Oak Brook, Ill.; two brothers, John of Arizona and Charles of Sandusky; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Brink, of McBain; and seven grandchildren.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of The Brethren. The Rev. Herman Lininger officiated and burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare. The Minor-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 22, 1969.

 

 

 

MARY ELLA MISHLER

SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. HENRY MISHLER

   Services were held Saturday, August 31, at the Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Mary Ella Mishler, who died Wednesday at her home near Beaverton. Mary Ella Smith was born March 5, 1871 in Wabash, Indiana, and was married to Henry Mishler September 28, 1889.

   Surviving her are her husband, Henry, four sons, Don of Servia, Indiana, Ray of Butternut, Paul and Landa of Beaverton, Mrs. Iva McKimmy of Beaverton and Mrs. Lois Malcomnson of Johannesburg. Rev. Perry Hoover conducted the services at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Sept. 4, 1940
 

 

 

ISAAC MORROW

            Isaac Morrow died at his home in Billings, Saturday, of ulcer of the stomach, from which he has been suffering for the last 20 years.  Burial took place in Billings cemetery Tuesday.  He leaves a wife and nine children.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan. 31, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

GENEVA R. MUNGER

  Geneva R. (Shell) Munger, 79, of Flint, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at Genesys Health Park.

Born May 2, 1921 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Byron and Adeline (Coffell) Shell and was a graduate of Gladwin High School.

  Geneva married Edwin C. Munger, Feb. 28, 1970 in Midland.

  Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Donald and wife, Dixie Ridley, Darla Ridley, and Jeanie and husband Bennie Hassen, all of Midland; two grandsons, Donald Ridley Jr. of North Carolina and Darin Ridley of Midland; one great-granddaughter, Bailey Jean Ridley; and one nephew, Tony Shell of Mecosta. She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Kirkpatrick; and one brother, Gordon “Skipper” Shell.

  A memorial service was held Friday at Sharp Funeral Homes, in Swartz Creek with Evangelist Pat Boulton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. obituary - Gladwin Co. Record & Clarion ,  January 31, 2001, Col. 3, Pg 2.
 

 

 

ALETHA MAE MYERS

 RITES FOR MRS. JEFF MYERS TODAY

   Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon (today) at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Aletha Mae Myers, 74, well known Beaverton resident. The daughter of George and Janie NIefred, she was born April 28, 1881 in Van Wert County, O. On February 1, 1903, she was married to Leonard J. Myers (Jeff) at Van Wert. They came to Gladwin County, settling at Beaverton in 1919, where they have resided since. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   Her survivors include her husband, Leonard; two daughters, Mrs. Eve A. Brubaker of Beaverton and Mrs. Genevieve Smith of Alma; two sons, Adam of Saginaw and Wilbur D. of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Janie Niefred, 97 years old; two sisters, Mrs. Teenie Davis of Chicago, and Mrs. Grace Hreyer of Cleveland, O.; two brothers, Logan Niefred of Ohio City, O., and Benjamine Niefred of St. Marys, O.

   Rev. Ernest Jehnsen, pastor of the church officiated at the rites and interment was made in Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 13, 1955

 

 

 

MARGARET NASH

RITES HELD FOR HARRISON WOMAN

   Mrs. Margaret Nash, 65, of Harrison, died Wednesday Feb. 24, at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Mrs. Nash was born on April 20, 1905, in Spaulding, the daughter of Donald and Hattie Ross. She has been a resident of the Harrison area for the last 23 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Harrison, the VFW Auxiliary of Harrison, and the Order of Eastern Star, Harrison chapter.

   Surviving are her husband George; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Ross, of Beaverton; nine children, Mrs. Gene Stone, of Beaverton, Mrs. Joyce Hart, of Saginaw, Donald, of Gladwin, Chief David Cowell, Great Lakes Naval Station, Mrs. William Honeycombe, of Warren, Mrs. Pauline Hammond, of Flint, Mrs. Ruth Easton, of Harrison, George Jr. and Mrs. Georgette Root, both of Harrison; two brothers, Donald Ross and Walter Ross, both of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Marion Paulus, of Breckenridge, and 63 grandchildren great grandchildren.

   Eastern Star services were held Friday at 8 p.m. from Coker's Harrison Chapel. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the First Congregational Church of Harrison with the Rev. Robert Bryce officiating. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 03, 1971

 

 

 

HELEN NOLAN
Mrs. Orville Nolan died at Edenville Sept. 21 of consumption. She was a daughter of Albert Erway, and a member of the Advent church.   [Note: Buried as Helen Nolin.]  From the Gladwin County Record ---October 4, 1901

 

 

 

ORVILLE D. NOLIN

EDENVILLE RESIDENT DIES JANUARY 10

   Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church Edenville for Orville D. Nolin. Orville Nolin was born November 4, 1859 and died at his home in Edenville January 10.

   Surviving him are his wife, Mahola, and eight children. Elder T. S. Hill, Seven Day Advent of Bay City will conduct the services with burial in Edenville cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record ---January 10, 1940.




JAMES HENRY NORMAN

James H. Norman, a Civil war veteran, 83 years old, died Feb. 12, 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Malcomson, at Beaverton, after an illness of several months. Mr, Norman was born in West Virginia and was married June 17, 1869, to Katherine McKimmy; Seven children, Mrs. Mary Malcomson, of Beaverton, Mrs. Lillian Reynolds, of Harrison; Mrs. Bessie Vis, of Lansing; Mrs. Minnie Meach and Archie Norman, of Moddersville, and Henry Norman, of Montrose, were born to them.

Funeral services were held at the Latter Day Saints church, of Beaverton, Saturday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. Perry Arnold. Burial took place at Harrison. From the Gladwin County Record --- February 20, 1930




ROBERT JUNIOR NORMAN

     Robert Junior Norman, 55, of Clarksville, Tenn. and formerly of Gladwin and Flushing, died Tuesday, April 26, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Nashville, Tenn. Born on October 28, 1927, he lived in Gladwin until moving to Flushing in 1970. He moved to Tennessee in 1982. Mr. Norman was a construction worker and owned R & J Rock Shop in Flushing. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Flushing VFW Post 5666.

     Mr. Norman was married to Joyce Nopper on December 12, 1970, in Flint. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, James of Gladwin, Robert of Tennessee and John of Shephard; 3 daughters, Barbara Royea of Binghampton, N.Y., Janet Stone of Dade City, Fla. and Mary Pulcifer of Clare; 4 step-children, Richard Niver of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Michael Fisher of Fairview, Beverly Holder and Rose Polacek of Montrose; one brother, Clayton of Harrison; one sister, Roberta Mathews of Harrison; and 20 grandchildren.

     Rites were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Rossell Funeral Home in Flushing. Floyd Wehner officiated and burial was in Flint Memorial Park.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 4, 1983

 

 

 

SARAH CATHERINE (McKIMMY) NORMAN

   Katherine Norman died at her home in Beaverton March 16, 1926, aged 75 years, 5 months and 19 days. She was born in West Virginia, and was one of a family of 14 children, of whom only three are still living, Elder Perry McKimmy, William and Jasper McKimmy. She was married to James Norman, a veteran of the Civil war in Tucker county, West Virginia, June 17, 1869, who survives her, and they came to Michigan in December 1914.

   To this union were born 14 children, of whom seven survive, five girls and two boys, Mary E. Malcomnson of Beaverton, Lillian I. Reynolds of Harrison, Archie N. Norman of Moddersville, Alice V. Meade of Beaverton, Bessie K. Vis of Detroit, Minnie E. Meech of Moddersville; also 87 grandchildren, seven having died, and nine great grandchildren.

   She joined the Church of the Brethren at an early age, and continued their in until her death. Funeral services was held at the L.D.S. church, Beaverton, with interment in Gravel Hill cemetery, north of Harrison.   From the Gladwin County Record --- April 01, 1926

 

 

 

ELVA C. NORTON

     Mrs. Elva C. Norton, 77, of Plymouth, died Sunday, Oct. 19, in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a long illness. The former Elva McKimmy, she was born in Bowling Green, Ohio on Feb. 12, 1892. She was married to Dr. Richard Norton in 1955 in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death on August 11, 1967.

     Survivors include one son, James McCourt, of Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Norine Berryman, of Plymouth; two brothers, Ottamar McKimmy, of Gladwin and Jay McKimmy, of Onaway; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Yager, of Gladwin; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

     Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Cedric Whitcomb officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 22, 1969




DR. RICHARD C. NORTON

DR. NORTON BURIED AT DALE CEMETERY

     Services for Dr. Richard C. Norton, 66, 15153 Northville Road, Plymouth widely known in state medical circles, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brethren Church in Beaverton with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. He died in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Friday. Born July 25, 1901, at Dalton, Mass., he graduated from the Yale University Medical School in 1925, served his internship at New Haven, Conn., Hospital, and his residency at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

     He served with the Medical Corps, U.S. Army, during World War II with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also had seen service with the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as the medical staff of Battle Creek Sanatorium, Harper Hospital, Detroit, and Veterans Administrations Hospital, Detroit.

     Dr. Norton and the former Elva McKimmy McCourt were married in 1955 in Cumberland, Md. She is a former Gladwin County resident. Surviving are his widow, Elva; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie Viereck, of Alaska; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilbur Berryman, of Plymouth; a stepson, James McCourt, Brownville, Tex.; and a brother Prof. William B. Norton, Wellesley Hills, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the services.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 16, 1967

 

 

 

ANDREW BRYAN OARD

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

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

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

            Darling Billie he has left us,

               And our grief we cannot tell,

            But we know the Saviour took him,

               And He doeth all things well.

Source:  Gladwin County Record, October 24, 1918, Pg. 5, Col. 4.

 

 

 

MYRTLE A. O’DELL

Myrtle A. O'Dell (Carpenter-Phillips), 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla, and formerly of Davison, died Sunday, Dec. 21 at her home.

                Born Feb 2, 1913 in Central Lake, she was the daughter of Ira and Nora Carpenter.  She formerly worked for St. Joseph Hospital as a dietitian.

                Myrtle married Floyd Phillips.  He preceded her in death in March 1959.  She then married Raymond O'Dell.  She was a member of Richfield Church of the Nazarene.

                Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Lewis Phillips of Gladwin, and Gerald and wife Mary Lou Phillips of Greenbush: one daughter, Marcella and husband Forrest Westfall of Gladwin; one brother, Glenn and wife Violet Carpenter of Roscommon; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Roy, and a daughter, Charlotte.
                Services were held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Davison with Rev. Frank LaLone officiating.  Burial was in Davison Cemetery.  Obituary--Gladwin County Record. Wed., Dec. 31, 1997.
 

 

 

ARTHUR OGG

ILLNESS FATAL TO ARTHUR OGG

   Arthur Ogg, 77, of Sage Township, died Thursday at the Gladwin Hospital following an illness of several weeks. Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Miner Chapel. The Rev. M. R. Putnam officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Born in Ontario, Canad, on Oct. 22, 1888, he came to Gladwin County 70 years ago. He was engaged in farming.

   Mr. Ogg was a former member of the school board and at one timee, was clerk of Grout Township. He was married to the former Eva Garden on Nov. 25, 1913, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he survived by five sons, Newell, Lyle, Grant and Glenn, of Gladwin and Jay, of Bethesda, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Crockett, of Midland, Mrs. Avis White, of Santa Monica, Calif., and Jean at home; three brothers, James, Dean and Edwin, of Gladwin; four sisters, Mrs. Doy Foor, Mrs. William Chatterton and Mrs. Clarence Walker, of Gladwin and Mrs. Ellen Burgess, of Beaverton; and 18 grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- May 25, 1966.




EDWIN STEVEN OGG

     Edwin S. Ogg, 80, of 544 S. M-18, Gladwin, died Sunday February 19, at the Clare Nursing Home. Born in Gladwin Township December 11, 1897, he was the son of William and Mary Robinson Ogg. He had spent most of his life in farming in Grout Township and later worked a number of years for Huber's Dairy. Mr. Ogg and the former Phoebe Burket were married June 23, 1947 in Beaverton, and she survives him.

     Other survivors are 2 sons, Wayne of Gladwin, and Clare of Midland; 3 daughters, Mrs. Irwin (Faye) Raven of Birmingham, Mrs. Mary Lopilato of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Magaret Brubaker of Clare; one brother, James Ogg of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Mrs. Blanch Foor, Mrs. Fern Chatterton and Mrs. Sadie Walker, all of Gladwin, and Mrs. Ellen Burgess of Beaverton; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. from Matthews Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Locher officiating. Burial was in Grout Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 22, 1978

 

 

 

EVA OGG

   Eva Ogg, 87, of 1745 Dow Dr., Gladwin, died Monday evening, Jan. 3, in the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Gladwin Township on November 22, 1895, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Eva Garden, she was married to William A. Ogg on November 25, 1913. He preceded her in death May 19, 1966.

   Surviving are 5 sons, Newell, Lyle, Grant and Glenn of Gladwin and Jay of Rochester, Minn.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Ruth) Crockett of Midland, Mrs. Rube (Avis) Condra and Jean Ogg of Gladwin; one sister, Mae Garden of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. 
   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 5, 1983

 

 

 

GLENN L. OGG

   Glenn L. Ogg, 81, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Feb. 7, 1918 in Gladwin County, he was the son of Arthur and Eva Garden Ogg. Glen married Helen Campbell, May 4, 1946 in Kalamazoo. He lived and farmed in Clare County most all his life.

   During World War II he served his country in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army. He attended the Arthur Center Church of God. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Lynn and husband Richard Cooke of South Berwick, Maine, and Robyn and husband John Schunk of Clare; one son, Craig and wife Joy of Gladwin; one brother, Jay Ogg of Minnesota; two sisters, Ruth Crockett of Midland, and Avis Condra of Gladwin; and eight grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by three brothers, Newell, Lyle, and Grant; and one sister, Jean Ogg. Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12 at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the D.A.V. Arthur Center Church of God, or Hospice of Gladwin.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 24, 1999




GRANT OGG

   Grant Ogg, 71, of 3676 N. Shell Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Oct. 25, 1916, he had spent his lifetime here and farmed. Mr. Ogg and the former Mary Burns were married Oct. 19, 1950, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Rodney of Gladwin and Allan of Saginaw; 3 brothers, Glenn and Lyle of Gladwin and Jay of Rochester, Minn.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Crockett of Midland, Mrs. Avis Condra and Jean Ogg of Gladwin; and 6 grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Shaw and the Rev. Helena Egts officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Research. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Sep 21, 1988




JAMES A. OGG

   James A. Ogg, 85, of 1132 S. McCulloch Rd.; Gladwin, died Monday, April 16, at his home. Born in Ontario, Can., on September 3, 1893, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1895. Mr. Ogg was a farmer and veteran of World War I. serving with the U.S. Army in France. He was married to the former Dora Campbell on June 7, 1939. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Robert and James of Gladwin; 4 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Marjorie) Wolfe of Durango, Colo., Mrs. Ronald (Kathryn) Fiser of Gaylord; Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Bradford of Coleman and Mrs. Barbara Thrush of Wickenburg, Ariz.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Fern Chatterton and Mrs. Sadie Walker of Gladwin and Mrs. Ellen Burgess of Beaverton; and 9 grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carter Miller will officiate and burial will be in the McClure Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 18, 1979




NEWELL OGG

   Newell Ogg, 71, of 1695 N. Bard Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home after a long illness. Born in Grout  Township Oct. 23, 1914; he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Ogg farmed for many years in Sage Township and was a postal clerk at the Gladwin Post Office from 1971 to 1983. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau.

   Mr. Ogg and the former Lois Bauman were married Oct. 5, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisc. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Brian (Darlene) Roller of Essexville and Janet; 4 brothers, Lyle, Grant and Glen of Gladwin and Jay of Rochester, Minn.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Avis Condra and Jean of Gladwin and Mrs. Ruth Crockett of Midland; and 2 grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Dengler will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 20, 1986

 

 

 

ANNA C. OLIVER

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR ANNA OLIVER

   Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Anna C. Oliver, 71, of Billings Township, who died last Wednesday after a short illness. Born in Billings Township on April 30, 1893, the former Anna Colbeck was married to Jay Oliver in 1915. {Not Correct!} She was a member of the Home Extension Club and Farm Bureau.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pete Maxwell, of Hope; six sons, Donald and Edwin, of Beaverton, Doug, Midland, Jack, of Studio City, Calif., Robert, of Corunna, and Earl, at home; three brothers, Earl, Beaverton, Herman, of Florida, and Theodore of Saginaw; one sister, Hazel Rasmussen, of Florida; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

   The Rev. Donald Wilson, of Hope, officiated and burial was in Midland Memorial Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 2, 1964

 

 

 

FLORA OLIVER

HOLD SERVICES FOR MRS. FLORA OLIVER

   Mrs. Flora Oliver, 84, died Thursday, March 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Glidden, of Beaverton. Funeral services were held at the Brethren Church following prayer service at the home at 3:15, on Sunday, March 11. Rev. Henry Kreulen, assisted by Rev. E. S. Hollinger officiated and burial was made in the Dale Cemetery.

   Mrs. Oliver was born in Illinois, April 20, 1861 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. North. She was married to John Oliver at Cedar Springs, Michigan on November 11, 1879. They moved to Tobacco township in 1887 and later lived at The Heights Houghton Lake, for about 30 years. They have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Glidden recently.

   Surviving are Mr. Oliver, who was 94 years old last Christmas day; on daughter, Mrs. Clarence Glidden, of Beaverton; two sons, James Oliver, of Urbana, Ohio and Jay Oliver of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Emma Thorn, of Peris, California; two brothers, Claude North and Jesse North, both of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Presbyterian church.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 14, 1945.




HUGH L. OLIVER

PIONEERS ARE FAST PASSING AWAY

HUGH L. OLIVER, PIONEER OF ARBUTUS, IS QUICKLY SUMMONED.

MRS. ROBERT LYTIE AND MRS. ELIZA JANE REID OF GROUT ALSO CROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE.

                         OLIVER

   Hugh L. Oliver, a resident of Gladwin county since 1887, and one of the first to buy land and commence a farm in the Arbutus settlement, Buckeye, died Feb. 4, at his home in Arbutus of pneumonia, the result of a cold contracted a week before. Mr. Oliver was the leading spirit o his neighborhood, which was widely known as the Oliver settlement. Before the days of rural routes a post office on his farm was known as Arbutus, of which he was postmaster. Mr. Oliver had also been supervisor of his township, and filled various official position. He had made a good farm and home at Arbutus, where he lived 26 years.

   Mr. Oliver was born in Fredericksburg, Ontario, Dec. 17, 1859, and at time of his death was aged 55 years, 1 month and 17 days. When a year old he went with his parents to Sanilac county, Michigan, living there until, nine years of age, then moving to Newaygo county, where he lived until he moved to Gladwin county. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander in Macomb county July 3, 1882. To this union were born four daughters, all of whom with their mother are living. They are Mrs. Robert Morris of Beaverton, Mrs. James Cottrell of Holly, Miss Juna and Miss Fern at home; also four granddaughters, and three brothers and three sisters. Mr. Oliver was a devoted husband and father , and many will remember him for his kind acts, as he was always ready to extend a helping hand to the needy as well as to assist in public matters. He was a member of Gladwin lodge I.O.O.F. and Beaverton lodge F. & A.M.

   Funeral services were held Sunday. after short services at the house the body was taken to the Presbyterian church, Beaverton, where services were also had and many paid their respects previous to the burial at Dale. The funeral was under direction of Beaverton lodge F. & A.M.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 11, 1915




CLAUDE N. ONWELLER

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR CLAUDE ONWELLER

   Claude N. Onweller, 70, passed away at his home in Tobacco Township, early January 12, this morning after an illness of about a year. Claude N. Onweller, the son of Grant and Jessie Onweller, was born September 1885 in Ohio. He came to Gladwin county in 1900 and in 1907 was married to Lucy Seward at Gladwin.

   He is survived by his wife, Lucy; seven daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Howell of Flint, Mrs. Jessie Kintner of Plymouth, Mrs. Lorraine Eishaw of Cleveland, and Mrs. Beverly Brushaber, Mrs. Velma Blades, Mrs. Betty Blades and Mrs. Claudine Sandula of Beaverton; four sons, Sgt. 1/c Robert Onweller in Germany, Melvin and Glenn of Beaverton and Alvin of Gladwin; also 28 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be held at the Dale Methodist Church, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Burial will be in Dale cemetery. The remains will be taken to the church about an hour before the service.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 12, 1955

 

 

 

LUCY E. ONWELLER

   Mrs. Lucy E. Onweller, 79, of Tobacco Township, died suddenly Friday, January 7, at her home on Dale Road near Beaverton. Mrs. Onweller was born June 23, 1892, in Lyons, Ohio, and came to Gladwin County with her parents in 1897, when 5 years old. The former Miss Lucy Seward and Claude Onweller were married in Gladwin August 7, 1907. Mr. Onweller died Jan. 12, 1955.

   Surviving are four sons, Glenn of Beaverton, Alvin of Clare, Melvin of Coleman, and Robert of California; seven daughters, Mrs. Velma Blades, Mrs. Betty Blades, Mrs. Claudene Sandula, and Mrs. Beverly Brushaber, all of Beaverton, Mrs. Dorothy Stuart of Flint, Mrs. Jessie Kintner of Plymouth, and Mrs. Lorraine Elshaw of Euclid, Ohio; 38 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

   Services were held Monday at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 12, 1972.

 

 

 

HARRIETT L. (McKIMMY) OSBORNE

     Mrs. Harriet L. Osborne, 62, of 3415 Saiko Rd., Rhodes, died Thursday, Sept. 22, in St. Joseph Hospital, Ann Arbor, after a long illness. Born in Detroit, Sept. 1, 1926, she moved to Beaverton as a child where she was raised and then moved back to Detroit. Mrs. Osborne moved to Rhodes 5 years ago from Taylor. She was a machine operator for Burroughs Corp. in Plymouth, a member of the Wayne Moose Lodge 819, the UAW and the Midland VFW Post 3651.

     The former Harriet McKimmy, she was married to John Osborne July 4, 1947, in Detroit. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1979.

     Surviving are 2 sons, Rick of Wayne and Scott of South Lyon; 3 daughters, Mrs. Steve (Karen) Breece and Joyce Varner of Gladwin and Mrs. Lyn (Merlyn) Barrows of Garden City; 3 brothers, Jack McKimmy of Beaverton, Robert McKimmy of Gladwin and Thomas Spray of Garden City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Sammons of Westland and Mrs. Beverly Osborne of Wayne; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A sister, Vera Booker, preceded her in death.

     Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Michael Clark officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery.    From the Gladwin County Record --- September 28, 1988.

 


 

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.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, September 24, 1997, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

CLIFFORD C. PARKS

   Clifford C. Parks, 60, of 420 Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, May 17, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in DeWitt May 12, 1926, he moved to Gladwin County in 1980 from Lansing. Mr. Parks retired Jan 31, 1980 after 30 years in the paint department for Fisher Body in Lansing. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Parks and the former Lillian Rounds were married Dec. 16, 1961 in Jackson.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Clifford Dennison of Beaverton; on step-daughter, Mrs. Howard (Bonnie) McKimmy of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Vernon of Leslie and Wayne of Mason; 5 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Maine, Mrs. Viola McCutcheon and Mrs. Dorothy Lee of Lansing, Mrs. Thelma Hicks of Dimondale and Edna Parks of Mason; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Dr. John McDowell officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery with graveside military rites by the V.F.W.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 21 1986




CECIL J. PAXTON

   Cecil J. Paxton, 3204 W. Court, Flint, 73, died Friday, May 3, at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday, Mt. Vernon Chapel, Brown Funeral Home Rev. Huston Beaver offficiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Mr. Paxton was born in Grover Hill, Ohio, September 15, 1900, and had been a resident of Flint the last 45 years. He had been employed by Chevrolet V-8 Engine Division for 42 years, retiring in 1965.

   He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dempster Paxton of Beaverton and Gladwin. Surviving are: wife, Nellie R.; 3 sons; 4 daughters; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Carl of Georgia, Doyle and C.W., both of Gladwin, and C.D. of Flint; 6 sisters, Mrs. Beulah Holland of Ovid, Mrs. Mildred Knight of Davison, Mrs. Ruth Fortner, Mrs. Doris Kigar and Mrs. Viola Lennon all of Gladwin, Mrs. Zella Alexander of National City.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 15, 1974




CLIFTON W. PAXTON

ILLNESS FATAL TO CLIFTON PAXTON

   Services for Clifton W. Paxton, 73, of Beaverton, who died Sunday after a short illness, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dale Methodist Church. Born in Ohio on July 27, 1892, he had lived in Gladwin County for 62 years. He was a retired farmer/

   Mr. Paxton was married to the former Pearl Grant on Nov. 1, 1914, in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jane Finucane, of Beaverton; one brother, Dewey, of Clare; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Busick, of Grover Hill, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Ross, of Beaverton; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 4, 1965




DEMPSTER M. PAXTON

D. M. PAXTON PASSES AT HIS HOME HERE

   Funeral services were held this afternoon for Dempster M. Paxton, 74, who passed away at his home here Sunday evening, following a seven-year illness. He was born in Ohio, Sept. 14, 1880, and came to Gladwin County in 1902. Demp as he was affectionately known by his many friends; settled in Beaverton adn lived there for 25 years, serving as deputy sheriff and city councilman.

   In 1928 he was elected Gladwin County sheriff and served in the office until 1932. He moved form the sheriff's quarters here to the present home at the west city limits in 1933, and operated a small business until 1939, when he retired. Mr. Paxton was married to Miss Mabel Powell on Jan. 16, 1897, in Ohio. She preceded him in death in 1947.

   He is survived by six sons, Gaylord of Coleman, Cecil of Flint, Carl of Moorehead City, N.C., Doyle and C.W. , of Gladwin, and C.D. of Flint; six daughters, Mrs. Beulah Holland of Ovid, Mrs. Mildred Knight of Flint, Mrs. Zella Knight of Manistique, Mrs. Ruth Fortner, Mrs. Doris Kigar and Mrs. Viola Lennon, of Gladwin; three brothers, Russell and Dewey, of Clare, Clifford of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. David S. Ross of Beaverton, and Mrs. Ransey Busicle of Grover Hill, Ohio. A son and daughter are deceased.

   Services were held at the home at 1:00 o'clock and at the Gladwin Methodist Church at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. John Scott officiating. Interment was in the Beaverton cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 5, 1955




RUSSELL J. PAXTON

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR RUSSELL PAXTON

   Russell J. Paxton, 65, died Monday at his home in Clare County, after an illness of nine months. Mr. Paxton born January 2, 1895, was a WWI veteran. He married the former Miss Abbie Dunham on February 29, 1916, and had lived in Clare County for 23 years.

   Survivors include his widow, Abbie; two sons, James R., of Clare, and Louis, of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Cleo Hart, of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Clifford, of Beaverton, and Dewey, of Clare; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Busick, of Grover Hill, Ohio, and Mrs. David Ross, of Beaverton; and five grandchildren.

   Services will be held Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Verne Summers and Rev. Albert Hager will officiate and burial will be in Dale cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- March 23, 1960




EARL (DON) PERKINS

     Earl (Don) Perkins, 84, of 1180 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Sept. 16, in the Grand Blanc Convalescent Home after a long illness. Born in Sanford, Dec 16, 1903, he moved to Gladwin County in 1965 from Flint. Mr. Perkins was a foreman for Chevrolet Manufacturing in Flint and retired in 1965 after 40 years. He was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church. Mr. Perkins was married to the former Myrtle Snyder, June 28, 1934 in Beaverton.

     Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. C.L. (Sally) Bergman of Flushing and Mrs. Walter (Jean) of Flint; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Carrigan of Sanford and Mrs. Blanche Miller of Clio; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

     Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. the Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.   Gladwin County Record dated 09-21/1988 Col-4 Page-2.




STEVEN LEE PERRY

   Steven Lee Perry, 31, of Gladwin, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 form injuries received in a semi truck accident. Born Dec. 16, 1969 in Clare, he was the son of Lee and Virgie (Sharp) Perry. Steve married the former Tamra Mathis, Sept. 27, 1997. He graduated from Gladwin High School in 1989, and after graduation he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Desert Storm.

   He was a cross country truck driver for DART Advantage. He was five hours away from receiving his pilots license. Steve loved sailing and country music. Besides his wife he is survived by twin daughters, Sara Lee Ann and Samantha Morine Perry; two stepdaughters, Jessica and Amanda Haugen; one stepson, Casey Michaels, all of Sun City, Calif.; parents, Lee and Virgie Perry of Gladwin; grandparents, Sherman and Lydia Perry of Gladwin; two sisters, Shelley and Keith Bhohannon of Rocky Face, Ga., and Shannon and Matthew Novenske of Petosky; mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Connie Mathis of Canyon Lake, Calif., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Community of Christ Church with Donn Pendleton officiating. Friends may call at the church form noon until the time of services. Memorials may be made out to "Wishes of the Family." Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Aug 29, 2001




WILLIAM J. PERRY

Killed in Action

   PFC. Wm. J. PERRY, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Perry of R3, Gladwin, was killed in action on February 13 at Manila in the Philippine Islands, according to word received this week by his parents.  Bill was born June 10, 1912, in Grout township. Prior to entering the service in November of 1942 he lived for several years in Missouri. He received his basic with the 13th Armored Division at Camp Beale, California. In December of 1943 he was transferred to Camp Bowie, Texas, and in April of 1944 he was sent to Fort Ord, California. He went overseas a month later and was first stationed in New Guinea.

   Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Edson, of Wichita, Kansas, and Sherman of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Hughes, of Pontiac, and Mrs. Eva Newman, of Clare county; also two children, Whilden and Elaine, of Clare county; and one nephew, Kenneth Perry at home. He was a member of the Latter Day Saints' church.   From the Gladwin County Record --- March 14, 1945




CLISTIE E. PHILLIPS

   Clistie E. Phillips, 84, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at home. Born Sept. 7, 1917 in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Mable (Braley) Brewster. Clistie married Harold A. Phillips, June 7, 1933 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death June 21, 1998. Surviving are six sons, Don and wife Bonnie of Saginaw, Harold and wife Rosemary, Robert and wife Becky, William and wife Sonya, all of Beaverton, Larry and wife Judy of Lansing, and Lonnie and wife Betty of Shepherd; three daughters, Janet and husband Jake McKimmy of Fenton, Karen Kalahar of Gladwin, and Sharon Manee of Florida; 30 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15 at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with Pastor Ann Myer officiating Memorials may be made to MidMichigan Hospice of Gladwin County or the Beaverton Church of the Brethren building fund. O’Laughlin Funeral Home in Coleman was in charge of the arrangements.  From the Gladwin County Record, March 13, 2002, Col. 6, Pg 2.




TONY J. PETTINATO

            Tony J. Pettinato, 72, of 1818 S. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, June 9, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after an illness of 6 months.

            Born in Windsor, Ont., Can., May 1, 1916, he moved to Gladwin County in 1978 from East Detroit.  Mr. Pettinato was a rodbuster for Reinforced Ironworkers, Local 426, Detroit, and retired May 1, 1978, after 45 years.  He served in the Army during World War II and was a past commander of Shafer-Rachelle VFW Post 6782, East Detroit.

            Mr. Pettinato and the former Margaret Costie were married Aug. 17, 1946, in Detroit.

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

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




PEARL POLLOCK

            Pearl Pollock, 83, of 1125 Creek Rd., All-Bright Shores, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            Born March 9, 1904, in Kennett, Mo., she moved to Gladwin County in 1966 from Flint and made her home with her daughter.  Mrs. Pollock was a cook for the Home Dairy Restaurant in Flint and retired in 1966.  She was a member of the Billings Missionary Church and the Billings Senior Citizens Club.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ross (Pauline) Talarico of Beaverton; and a sister, Ethel Pelts of Mo.  She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Brotherton in 1974 and a brother, Orin Kirby in 1971.

            Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Billings Missionary Church.  Pastor Ed Abbott officiated and burial was in the Billings Township Cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

HILDA P. POWELL

   Mrs. Hilda P. Powell, of 2430 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Sunday, May 4, at a Midland nursing home following an illness since last July. She was 46 years old. Born in Gladwin County November 22, 1928, hse had lived her lifetime here. The former Hilda Cornell and Homer Powell were married in Beaverton November 5, 1955. She was a member of the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene.

   Surviving are her husband, Homer; a son, Homer Jr.; a step-daughter, Barbara Hannah; her mother, Mrs. Maude (Frank) Cornell; 5 sisters, Mrs. Hazel (George) White, Mrs. Katherine (Vernell) Stillwagon, Mrs. Viola (Sylvestor) Silance, all of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen (Ray) Yager of Shields, and Mrs. June (Earl) Buck of Walled Lake; one brother, William Cornell of Beaverton.
   Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Hill and Rev. Gerald Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Beaverton Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 7, 1975

 

 

 

ELIZABETH PRITCHETT

PRITCHETT, -- Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchett died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Phillips, Monday morning, Aug. 5, 1907.  She was a great sufferer for the last 10 weeks with gangrene.  When partially free from pain she would tell her friends how good God was to her and she was soon going home to heaven.  Mrs. Pritchett was born in England and came to Canada when 10 years of age.  She lived in Yale, Mich., 30 years.  During the past year she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Phillips of McClure.  She leaves six children to mourn a loving mother; two daughters in Chicago and one in McClure; a daughter and two sons in Yale, where Mrs. Phillips took her for interment by the side of her late husband, Benjamin Pritchett, who preceded her seven years.   Source: Gladwin County Record, August 8, 1907, Pg. 5, Col. 2.




WILLIAM H. PYKE

   William H. Pyke, 65, of 808 Deer St., Gladwin, died Friday, Nov. 17, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Gaylord on February 28, 1913, he came to Gladwin County 40 years ago. Mr. Pyke was retired from Dow Chemical Co. in Midland. He was married to the former Myrtle Thorington on July 14, 1940, in Gladwin.

   Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Alice) Grant of Beaverton, Mrs. Laura VanBuskirk and Mrs. Walter (Virginia) Farling of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellen Goodwin of Gladwin and Mrs. Clara Sirrine of Midland; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. William Stevens officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 22, 1978

 

 

 

LILLIAN REYNOLDS

 Attend Funeral

     Mr and Mrs J. Ray McKimmy, Mr and Mrs Ottamar McKimmy, Mr and Mrs Howard McKimmy, and Mr and Mrs Howard Malcomnson of here, and son, Mr and Mrs John Malcomnson of Dearborn, attended the funeral of Mrs Lillian Reynolds at Harrison Friday. Mrs Reynolds passed away June 2 at the home of her daughter, Iva Ferris, of Midland. Mrs Reynolds would have been 90 years old June 3.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 9, 1965.




AGNES H. RICH

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. JOHN RICH

   Mrs. Agnes H. Rich, 80, a life-long resident of Tobacco township, passed away at her home in Beaverton Monday afternoon, January 18, following an illness of two years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon from the Beaverton church of the Brethren. The Rev. Ernest Jehnsen will officiate and burial will be in the Dale cemetery.

   Agnes H. Dow was born in Tobacco township on December 1, 1873, the daughter of James and Julia Dow. She was married to John Rich at Gladwin on September 14, 1898. They moved to a farm home in Tobacco township, where they remained 47 years, when ill health forced retirement to Beaverton in 1945. Mr. and Mrs. Rich celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 14, 1948.
   She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and of the Women's Work of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, John; one daughter, Mrs. Ottomar McKimmy; one brother, James J. Dow, of Toledo, Ohio; also six grandchildren. A son, Merle, preceded his mother in death in 1924.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 20, 1954


 

JOHN C. RICH

FORMER ROAD HEAD DIED WEDNESDAY

   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren for John C. Rich, 80, year old pioneer resident of Gladwin county. Mr. Rich passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ottomer McKimmy, following a month's illness. The son of Andrew and Magodeling Rich, he was born August 6, 1874 at Unionville. He came to Gladwin county in 1896 and has spent the rest of his life here. On September 14, 1898 he was married to the former Miss Agnes Dow, who preceded him in death January 18, 1954.

   Mr. Rich was a member of the Lutheran church. He owned and operated a farm in Tobacco township for many years and served 12 years, from 1920 until 1932, as road superintendent for the Gladwin County Road Commission. About eight years ago, because of failing health the Richs moved to Beaverton where they resided until Mrs. Rich's death in January when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. McKimmy, who survives him. He also leaves six grandchildren, one brother William Rich of Unionville; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Graf of Ann Arbor.

   The Rev. Ernest Jehnsen, pastor of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, officiated at the rites Sunday, and burial was made in Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 1, 1954




THOMAS J. RICHARDS

     Thomas J. Richards, 69, of Gladwin passed away May 10, 2002 at his home following a short illness. Born Dec. 15, 1932 to Joseph and Edith (Field) Richards in Saginaw, Thomas was mill-wright welder at the General Motors Powertrain Division Malleable Iron Plant in Saginaw. A member of the U.A.W. Local 455 in Saginaw, he retired in 1994 after 27 and a half years of service. He was also the owner and operator of Richards Welding and Wilsons Rubbish Company, both in Saginaw.

     Thomas moved to Gladwin in 1992, after having previously resided in Bridgeport and Saginaw. Thomas married the former Rosalyn McKimmy on April 10, 1981 in Saginaw. Besides his wife, Rosalyn Richards of Gladwin, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela (Ted) Darling of Fenton; a son Thomas (Marti) Richards of East Alton, IL; step-children, Joy (Randy) Brown of Gillette, WY and Steve (Cheree) Coats of Harrison; grandson, Thomas J. Richards of East Alton, IL; 14 step-grandchildren; sister Betty Bonaminio of Toledo, OH; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and relatives that were close to his heart.

     He was predeceased by his parent and two brothers. Funeral services were held May 14 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gladwin with Pastor Joseph Dorais officiating. Burial took place at the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials contributions can be made to Mid Michigan Hospice or Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Gladwin County Record --- May 22, 2002




DELOSS RICHARDSON

   Deloss Richardson, age 83, of Coleman, Mich., died Dec. 18, 2002 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness. He was born Aug. 14, 1919 to Wilson Hayes and Zenia (King) Richardson at Woodburn, Ind. Deloss was a mechanic with Brown Machine in Beaverton until his retirement in 1981 after 16 years of employment there. He lived in Gladwin County since 1975, having previously been a resident of Beaverton.

   Deloss was proud to have led the First Battery of the 82nd Airborne Glider Division in 1942, and also was proud to be the First Sergeant in many Major Glider campaigns during WWII. Deloss was a Life Member and Past Commander of V.F.W. Post 730. He was also the first President of the Gladwin County Credit Union.

   He was married on Nov. 24, 1949 in Beaverton to Jessie (Shivel) Richardson, who preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by daughter Juanita Simon of Beaverton; sons Otis (Janet) Whitehouse of Beaverton, William (Rosemarie) Whitehouse of Beaverton, Edward (Pat) Whitehouse of Beaverton, Larry (Denise) Richardson of Coleman, Jerry (Jo) Richardson of Coleman and Jim (Vicki) Richardson of Coleman; 28 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren; brothers Earl Richardson of New Foundland, Canada and Jack Richardson of Midland; sisters Ella Cerva of Midland, Fleeta Eickoff of Grand Ledge, Nettie Miller of Arizona, and Ila Adams of California; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was predeceased by is parents; sons John and Robert Whitehouse; four brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. Rev. Henry List officiated. Burial took place in Beaverton Cemetery. Military honors were preformed by V.F.W. Post 7303. Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post 7303.   From the Gladwin County Record --- December 2002

 

 

 

JESSIE I. RICHARDSON

   Jessie I. Richardson, 86, of Coleman, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a short illness. Born Sept. 19, 1913 in Rock Castle Co., Ky., she lived in Midland County the last 25 years and previously lived in Beaverton. She was a homemaker. Jessie married Deloss Richardson, Nov. 24, 1949 in Beaverton. She was a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary 7303. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter . Junatia Simon of Beaverton; eight sons, John Whitehouse of Grand Rapids, Otis and wife Janet Whitehouse, William and wife Rosemarie Whitehouse, Edward and wife Pat Whitehouse, all of Beaverton, Robert Whitehouse of Midland, Larry and wife Denise Richardson, Jerry and wife Jo Richardson, and Jim and wife Vicki Richardson, all of Coleman; two sisters, Mona Mae Ubanks, and Edna Franklin, both of Campbellsville, Ky.; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rhoda Shivel. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Rev. Arthur Munger officiating. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 7303.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 1, 2000, Pg. 2, Col. 3.



 

ZINIA M. RICHARDSON

   Mrs. Zinia M. Richardson, 85, of Beaverton, died Sunday, October 15, at the Gladwin Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born in Chenoa, Ill., January 29, 1887, Mrs. Richardson had been a resident of Beaverton for the past 39 years, moving there from Edenville. The former Zinia King was married to Hayes Richardson December 19, 1905, in Chenoa, and he died January 9, 1961. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene.

   Surviving are four sons, Delos of Beaverton, Jack and Dale of Averill, and Earl of Topsoil, Newfoundland; five daughters, Mrs. James (Ella) Cerva of Sanford, Mrs. Ginter (Fleeta) Eickhoff of Houghton Lake, Mrs. Kenneth (Ila) Adams of Anderson, Ind., Mrs. Harold (Della) Kryder of Casselberry, Fla., Mrs. Eric (Nettie) Miller of Phoniex, Ariz.; 29 grandchildren, 111 great great grandchildren.

   Services are being held at 1:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Warren Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Midland County.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 18, 1972

 

 


NEIL W. RISE

NEIL WILFORD RISE DIES IN AIR MISHAP

     Flight Officer Neil W. Rise 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rise, of Beaverton, was killed Sunday in the crash of a military plane which had a glider in tow near Victorville, California. Flight Officer Wilbur Boyd, of Washington D.C., co-pilot of the plane, was killed. Three other members of the crew parachuted to safety and a fourth is missing, according to Army officials.

     Neil is the fifth Gladwin county boy to die in service and the second from the Beaverton area within two weeks time. Born September 3, 1919, he graduated from Woodland High School in 1938 and was employed by the Hastings Manufacturing Company until his enlistment in the Army in October of 1940. He was accepted for flying training in June of 1941 and completed the Primary School at Jackson, Mississippi, and the Basic School at Greenville, Mississippi, prior to entering the Napier Field Flying School in Alabama. He was graduated as a full-fledged pilot from the Napier training school in October of this year.

     He was married on October 5th of this year to Miss Juanita Walley, of Hattisburg, Mississippi, who survives. Other survivors include his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rise; a sister, Mrs. Louise Estep, of Sunfield; and a brother Zack, at home. Source: Gladwin County Record, February 3, 1943, Pg 1, Col 7.



 

HARRY ROBACK

     Harry Roback, 79, of Dale Road, Beaverton, died suddenly at his home Sunday, April 11. Born December 12, 1891 in Ottawa, Kan., Mr. Roback had been a long-time resident of Gladwin County, coming to Beaverton from Ogden, Mich., 51 years ago. He was a farmer until his retirement. Mr. Roback had been a widower for 41 years, Mrs. Roback passing away in 1930.

     Survivors are three sons, Howard of Beaverton, Loren and Russell, both of Adrian; one daughter, Mrs. Coleen Chek of Saginaw; and a twin son and daughter, Samuel and Sally, in California. 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Vivian Knapp, also preceded him in death.

     Services are at 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 14, 1971

 

 

 

SOPHIA DONNELLA (McKIMMY) ROBACK

MRS. HARRY ROBACK

   Sophia D. McKimmy, daughter of Theodore and Hulda McKimmy, was born in Lenawee County, Michigan, Dec. 2, 1894 and died at the Saginaw General Hospital May 4, 1931, at the age of 36 years, 5 months and 2 days. On Feb. 26, 1913, she was married to Harry Roback. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive her, namely, Howard, age 16,; Vivian, age 15; Lauren, age 13; Russel, age 11; and Jean Colleen, infant.

   About 12 years ago she, with her husband and three children, moved to this community, where she has since resided. At a very early age she united with the Church of the Brethren of the Fairview congregation of Lenawee county. When moving to this community she transferred her membership to the Beaverton congregation. She was always a devoted companion and a kind and loving mother, always willing to sacrifice and work for the joy and welfare of her home and family.

   She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and five children, her parents, two brothers, Royal McKimmy of Blissfield, Mich., and David of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Lulu Kintner of Blissfield, Mrs. Clara Hughes and Doris McKimmy of Beaverton, and grandfather, Perry McKimmy of Beaverton, and a host of neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Dale church Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2:30, Rev. Perry P. Hoover officiating. Interment was made in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- May 14, 1931.

 

 

 

HAROLD D. RODMAN JR.

            Harold D. Rodman Jr., 43, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996 at his home.

            Born May 10, 1953 in Battle Creek, he came to Gladwin County in 1987.

            Surviving are one son, Harold D. Rodman III of Gladwin; his mother, Grace Rodman of Roseville; 2 brothers, Chris Rodman of Roseville, and Michael Rodman of Rock Hill, S.C.; and 2 sisters, Tanya McKisic of Greenville, S.C. and Carol Chaney of Worthington, Ohio.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin.  The Rev. Robert F. Rhodes will officiate and burial will be in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, August 7, 1996, Pg. 7, Col. 1.

 

 

LENA M. CHRISTENSON ROSE

            Lena M. Rose, 53, of 1091 Chappel Dam Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, July 23, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            Born in Jewel, Iowa, on September 10, 1924, she came to Gladwin County in June 1976, from Flint.  She worked at AC Sparkplug and Buick Motors.

            The former Lena Christenson, she was married to Raymond B. Rose on June 15, 1946, in Flint.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Randy of Gladwin and Terry of Mt. Morris; 3 daughters, Mrs. Philip (Patricia) Taylor of Clio and Mrs. Dianna Montrull and Mrs. Marty (Rexlyn) Gilliam of Flint; one brother, Walter of Skokie, Ill.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Wanda Markell and Mrs. Neva Beach of Mt. Morris and Mrs. Effie Dyer of Grand Rapids; and 7 grandchildren.

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Jerry Locher officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 26, 1978, Pg. 2, Col. 5.

 

 

 

DAVID S. ROSS

   David S. Ross, 89, of 139 W. Brown St., Beaverton City, died May 25, 1977, at Gladwin Area Hospital following a lengthy illness. A prominent citizen of Beaverton for the past 70 years, Mr. Ross was born in Paulding County, Ohio, August 11, 1887. He came to Beaverton in 1907. He and the former Mary E. Paxton were married in Grover Hill, Ohio, on October 5, 1905, and she preceded him in death Dec. 12, 1973. Mr. Ross was a former mayor of Beaverton, a former member of the Gladwin County Board of Supervisors, of the Beaverton School Board and the Tri County Health Commission. He was employed by the National Park Service and owned and operated several businesses at various times over the years.

   He was a member of the Beaverton Presbyterian Church and the Beaverton F.& A.M Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Betty) Rogers of Saginaw; 3 sons, L. T. Ross of Mt. Pleasant, F. Wayne Ross of Enon, Ohio, and Warren Ross of Portland, Oregon; a brother, Leo, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Simpson, both of Van Wert, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

   Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home Beaverton Chaperl, with the Rev. Donald Frederick officiating. Interment was Dale Cemetery, Beaverton.   From the Gladwin County Record --- June 1, 1977

 

 

 

DONALD ROSS

   Donald G. Ross, 78, of 104 E. Knox St., Beaverton, died Saturday, April 13, in the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Itasea County, Minn, Nov. 16, 1906, he spent most of his life in Gladwin County. He was a member of the Beaverton Presbyterian Church, past master and life member of Masonic Lodge 453. Mr. Ross was married to the former June Oliver May 13, 1938 in Ashley, Ind.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother, Walter, of Beaverton; and one sister, Mrs. Marian Paulus of Breckenridge. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Aaron Davies officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetey. A Masonic Memorial service was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 17, 1985




DONALD G. ROSS

            Ross – The funeral of Donald G. Ross at Beaverton Thursday was held in the Presbyterian church of that city, and the attendance was large.  The able discourse by Rev. Day was given close attention.  Floral offerings were elaborate and numerous.  A large number joined the funeral procession to Clare where interment took place beside a son who passed away some years ago.  The kindly presence of Mr. Ross Sr. will be greatly missed.  Source: Gladwin County Record, August 8, 1907, Pg. 5, Col. 2.

 

 

 

DONALD G. ROSS

DEATH OF MR. ROSS SENIOR

HONORED PIONEER CITIZEN OF BEAVERTON

   Donald G. Ross died at his home in Beaverton Tuesday night, in his 78th year. Mr. Ross had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Ross was known as the "Father of Beaverton," having with his sons established there in 1889 the extensive lumber and mercantile business now conducted by Ross Bros. at that place. When Beaverton was organized as a village president.

   He had a kindly word for all and his friends were legion. Owin to failing health Mr. Ross retired from active business a number of years ago. He leaves fours sons actively engaged in lumbering; William, Ronald and Donald of Beavertn and George of Duluth. Mr. Ross was born in Scotland and came to this country when three years of age. Funeral services take place this morning at Beaverton and interment will be at Clare.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 01, 1907




DONALD G. ROSS

Ross---The funeral of Donald G. Ross at Beaverton Thursday was held in the Presbyterian church, of that city, and the attendance was large. The able discourse by Rev. Day was given close attention. Floral offerings wer elaborate and numerous. A large number joined the funeral procession to Clare where interment took place beside a son who passed away some years ago. The kindly presence of Mr. Ross Sr. will be greatly missed.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 01, 1907




DONALD GUNN ROSS, SR

DEATH OF DON ROSS

   Don Ross of Beaverton died Monday morning at a hospital in Saginaw, where he had been for some time. Funeral will be held at Beaverton today. He is a brother of Ron Ross of Beaverton, and was among the first residents of that place, where he was actively engaged assisting his brothers. He went to Minnesota, and was there lumbering a number of years, then returned to Beaverton, where he resided until his death. He was quiet and unassuming, and had many friends.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 01, 1917




L. M. ROSS

   L. M. Ross, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Nov. 12, in Central Michigan Communitay Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born in Beaverton on October 19, 1913, he graduated from Beaverton High School and Central Michigan University. He received his master's degree from Michigan State University and did graduate work at the University of Colorado. Mr. Ross was a teacher and in business administration at Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan University. He was a veteran of World War II and had been in Mt. Pleasant since 1947.

   Surviving are one brother, Warren of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Rogers of Saginaw; and several nieces and nephews. Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton Presbyterian Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were by Stinson-Helms Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. Services in Beaverton wer by the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 16, 1983

 

 

 

MARY E. ROSS

   Mrs. Mary E. Ross, 86, of 139 W. Brown Street, Beaverton, died at her home Thursdya, December 20, following a long illness. Born i Van Wert County, Ohio, the former Mary E. Paxton had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1907, coming here from Grover Hill, Ohio. The daughter of Lewis J. and Ida Springer Paxton was married October 5, 1905, in Grover Hill, to David S. Ross. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Beaverton Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star 386.

   Surviving are her husband, David; 3 sons, L.J. of Mt. Pleasant, Wayne of Enon, Ohio, and Warren of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Betty) Rogers of Saginaw; a brother, Dewey Paxton of Clare; a sister, Mrs. Leona Busick of Grover Hill, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death.

   Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beavertn. The Rev. Roger J. Browne officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 26, 1973.




MEREDITH P. ROSS

ILLNESS FATAL TO MEREDITH ROSS

   Meredith P. Ross, 59, of Sanford, died Sunday at the Jodeman Nursing Home, West Branch, following an illness of seven months. Born in Grover City, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1906, he came to Gladwin County with his parents in his youth. For the past 10 years he had lived in Sanford and prior to that in Pontiac. Mr. Ross' wife, Olive, preceded him in death July 22, 1964.

   Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David S. Ross of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. William (Betty) Rogers of Saginaw; four brothers, Rondal of Beaverton, L. J. of Mt. Pleasant, Wayne of Enon, Ohio, and Warren of Portland, Ore. He was a member of the Beaverton F. & A.M. Lodge. Special Masonic rites were held at the Hall Funeral Home Tuesday evening.

   Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Browne, of the Beaverton Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery at Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 29, 1966




RONALD ROSS

RITES FOR RON ROSS TUESDAY

PLAYED IMPORTANT PART IN DEVELOPMENT OF BEAVERTON CITY

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from his home for Ronald Ross, 83, prominent Beaverton resident, who died last Saturday at the Clare hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Rev. John Osborne, of Mt. Pleasant, pastor of the Beaverton church, officiated and burial was made in the Clare cemetery. Mr. Ross was born Oct. 1, 1864, at Beaverton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Ross. His mother died when he was about four years old and her sister assumed the care of the family.

   The family moved to Michigan in 1879 and engaged in lumbering at Hatton, a small town near Harrison. In 1889 they came to Beaverton and Mr. Ross and his brothers operated a mill until the lumber in this area was exhausted. He then converted the old dam, into a hydro-electric plant and furnished the first electricity to Beaverton. It was enlarged before it was sold to the Consumers Power Company.

   He also owned the first telephone company in Beaverton, but eventually disposed of it to the Michigan Bell system. In later years he operated the Beaverton Elevator Company until its lease to the Chas. Wolohan company. Mr. Ross was married to Miss Leoneal Campbell on November 9, 1893, who preceded him in death October 29, 1937.

   He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Velma Damoth, of Clare; three nephews and four nieces. He was the last of a family of seven children, five boys and two girls. Actively identified with civic and community affairs, as long as his health permitted, Mr. Ross played an important part in the founding and development of the city of Beaverton. It was named after his old home in Canada.

   He was an elder in the Presbyterian church and  a charter member of the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star chapter of Beaverton. Pallbearers were Donald Ross, Walter Ross, Leslie Kitchen, Oliver Kitchen, James McQuater and Henry Bennett.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 07, 1947




RONALD L. ROSS

   Ronald Ross, 60 of 2784 Knox Rd., Beaverton, died of a heart attack Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, at the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Beaverton, May 20, 1911, Mr. Ross graduated from Beaverton High School in 1929, and attended Saginaw Busines College. He was self-employed as an electrical contractor in Gladwin County until 1940 when he went to work at Dow Chemical as an electrician, retiring in June, 1969. He and the former Marion Mitchell were married in Birch Run Feb. 21, 1936. He was a resident of Gladwin County his entire lifetime.

   Surviving are his wife, Marion; one son, David of Beaverton; four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Maryann) Dull, and Mrs. Jerry (Sally) Hicks, both of Beaverton, Mrs. Maurice (Ronna) Hosfor, and Mrs. John (Sue) Malosh, both of Sanford; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David S. Ross of Beaverton; three brothers, Wayne of Enon, Ohio, L. J. of Mt. Pleasant, and Warren of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. William (Betty) Rodgers of Saginaw; and 17 grandchildren. One brother, Meredith, died in 1967.

   Services were held Friday, Sept. 10, at 4:00 p.m., at the Mathews Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Gray officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 15, 1971




WALTER ROSS

   Walter Ross, 82, of Beaverton, died Monday, Sept. 24, 1990, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland, after a long illness. Born in Beaverton, April 8, 1908, he had spent his lifetime there. He was a controller for Brown Machine Co. for 14 years until retiring in 1973. Mr. Ross was a life member and past master of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge 453, life member of the Order of Eastern Star 386, member of the First Presbyterian Church and an avid bowler and golfer. He owned Ross' Dry Goods in Beaverton until 1958. Mr. Ross was a former treasurer of the City of Beaverton, a member of the Gladwin County Board of Supervisors and a charter member of the Beaverton Lions Club.

   Mr. Ross and the former Virginia Myers were married June 26, 1932, in Saginaw. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Macklem of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. Marian Paulus of Breckenridge; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald, April 13, 1985 and a sister, Margaret Nash, Feb. 24, 1971.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donald Keen officiated and burial was in the Highland Mausoleum in Gladwin. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Tuesday evening. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Church or the Gladwin Pines Resident Activities Fund. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 29, 1996

 

 

 

WAYNE ROSS

   Wayne Ross, 69, of 4226 Arrowhead Trail, Enon, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 11, in University Hospital, Columbus, after a long illness. Born in Beaverton on July 16, 1908, he served with the Engineers in World War II and has retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the Enon VFW. Mr. Ross formerly owned a funeral home in partership with the late Floyd Hall in Gladwin, was a member of the Gladwin City Council, a former Gladwin City engineer, and coroner.

   He is survived by his wife, the former Juanita Ford of Enon; one sister, Mrs. Betty Rogers of Saginaw; and 2 brothers, L.J. of Mt. Pleasant and Warren of Portland, Ore. Rites were held today, Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Richards Memorial Funeral Home, Springfield. The Rev. Frank Sparks officiated and interment was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 15, 1978.




WILLIAM F. ROSS

DIES SATURDAY

   WILLIAM F. ROSS, one of the co-founders of Beaverton and first mayor of the city, died early Saturday morning of a heart ailment. Mr. Ross was 79 years old. One of seven children. Mr. Ross was born July 23, 1889, in Ontario, Canada. He came to Michigan with his father and brothers George, Donald and Ronald in 1879. Some years later they came to the present site of the City of Beaverton and established the well-known Ross Brothers lumbering concern.

   In their early years in Gladwin county, the Ross's conducted a mercentile establishment, and elevator, an electric light plant, a local telephone line, as well as their lumber operations. In recent years Mr. Ross has been selling highway building equipment. When Beaverton became an incorporated city in 1903. William Ross was its first mayor and during his term in office he was responsible for the planting of the beautiful shade trees along Beaverton's principal streets. He was also the city's first postmaster.

   Funeral services were held at the Ronald Ross residence Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harold Hodgson officiated. Burial was in Cherry Grove cemetery at Clare.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 05, 1938.

 

 

 

ADA ANN RUPP

RITES HELD FOR MRS. ADA RUPP

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Ada Ann Rupp, 80, who died Thursday after a long illness. The former Ada Boyce was born in Delta, Ohio, on Nov. 28, 1883. Mrs. Rupp came to Gladwn County in 1907 and was married to Edward Rupp. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1960.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Earl Rau, Wooden Shoe Village, and Mrs. Charles Sheperd, of Rhodes; seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services were held in the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Oct 21, 1964

 

 

 

EDWARD RUPP

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO EDWARD RUPP

   Edward Rupp, 81 retired farmer, died February 3, after a lingering illness. Mr. Rupp, born March 1, 1878 in Larned, Kansa, had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1911. He married the former Miss Ada Boyce in 1912. Survivors are his wife , Ada; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Shepard, of Estay, and Mrs. Nellie Rau, of Beaverton; two brothers, Oscar of Pioneer, Ohio and Irvin of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Hilbert will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 3, 1960.


 

 

ELIZABETH RUEGNITZ

            Elizabeth, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ruegnitz, died Sunday at the residence of A. J. Stevens.  Services were held at the house Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Hall of Beaverton.  Interment in Highland cemetery.  Source:  July 25, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.

 

 

 

ARTHUR SCHINDLER

   Arthur Schindler, age 80, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Center following a long illness.  He was born May 3, 1922 in Oberlin to Martin and Matilda Koenke Schindler.

   He married the former Harriet Anderson Aug. 5, 1944 in Gladwin.  She survives him.  Mr. Schindler was a charter member of the Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church.  He farmed in Sage Township all of his life and was a member of the Farm Bureau, MMPA, and the soil conservation district.  He was an avid horseman, bowler and deer hunter.

   Surviving besides his wife Harriet are his children Max and Gloria Schindler of Gladwin, Mary Sue and Steve Czape of Gladwin, Beth and Randy Benson of Beaverton, Barbara and Larry Lyons of Gladwin; grandchildren, Julie and Glen Tortenson, Matt and Tami Schindler, Chad Roehrs, Todd Roehrs, Bryan Lyons, Renee Czape, Rachel Czape and Roberta Czape.

   One son Gary and one granddaughter Sarah predeceased Art both in 1990.

   Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Alexander officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the church or Alzheimer's charity.  Arrangements were handled through Sisson Funeral Home.  Obituary in the Gladwin County Record & Clarion, October 16, 2002, Pg A-2, Col. 6.
 

 

 

SARAH J. SCHINDLER

                Sarah J. Schindler, 15, of 3890 Schmidt Rd., Gladwin, died Wednesday, May 2, 1990, in the Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, of injuries sustained in an auto accident Tuesday, May 1, on N. M-18.

                She was  born in Bay City, Nov. 20, 1974, and had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County.  Sarah was a sophomore at Gladwin High School, a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was active in girls' track.

                Surviving are her parents, Max and Gloria Schindler of Gladwin; one brother, Matt, at home; her grandparents, Arthur and Harriet Schindler of Gladwin and Arnold and Jenny MacKezyk of Ruth; and several aunts and uncles.

                Services were held Saturday at 11 A.M. from the Sacred Heart Church.  The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Gladwin High School.  A specific fund will be decided later.  A Scripture Service was held Friday at 8 P.M. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Obituary from the Gladwin County Records, Col. 4, Pg 2.
 

 

 

GARY SCHINDLER

   Gary A. Schindler, 44, of 3852 Schmidt Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday, Nov. 19, 1990.

   Born in Gladwin, March 23, 1946, he had spent his lifetime here.  Mr. Schindler was a farmer and a member of the Round Lake Baptist Church, the Farm Bureau, FFA, 4-H, Michigan United Conservation Club and the Bear Hunters Association.

   Surviving are his parents, Arthur and Harriet Schindler of Gladwin; one brother, Max, of Gladwin; and 3 sisters, Mary Sue Czape and Barbara Lyons of Gladwin and Beth Benson of Beaverton.

   Services were held last Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Sison-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Robert Brown officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.  Obituary in Gladwin County Record, November 28, 1990, Col. 3, Pg 2.
 

 

 

EFFIE MARY SCHLICHTER

            Effie Mary Schlichter, 91, of Morpeth, Ont., Can., died suddenly Friday, March 6, in St. Marys Hospital, Livonia.

            Born in Brown City on September 19, 1889, she lived in Brown City and Gladwin before moving to Detroit in 1925.  She was a bookkeeper for Crowley Miller in Detroit.

            Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Olive Vanest of Gladwin; and 2 brothers, LeRoy Schlichter of Detroit and Orville Schlichter of Farmington.

            Rites were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 11, 1981, Pg. 2, Col. 5.

 

 

 

MAUDE L. SCHULER

   Maude L. Schuler, 88, of Maple Manor, died Friday, April 3, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a short illness. Born in Edinboro, Pa, Sept. 15, 1898, she came to Gladwin County in 1971 from Clawson. She attended the Gladwin Church of Christ. The former Maude Fetterolf, she was married to Samuel Schuler July 22, 1925, in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1949.

   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Corey and Mrs. Louisa Lee of Clawson; 2 sisters, Goldie Ballard of Clare and Grace Hansen of Gladwin; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 3 step-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Grant and Charles Fetterolf, 2 hal-brothers, Howard and Clarence Fetterolf and a half-sister, Lena Horn. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Mayo officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 8, 1987

 

 

 

ELIZABETH SCHWENDNER

     Mrs. Elizabeth Schwendner, 80, of Bridgeport, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 27, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Born in Tobacco Township May 12, 1905, she moved to Saginaw as a  young woman. She was employed by Saginaw Finance and was a member of the Warren Ave. Presbyterian Church and the Rose Society. The former Elizabeth Snyder, she was married to William Schwendner July 3 1955. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1981.

     Surviving is one sister, Myrtle Perkins of Beaverton. Rites were held last Tuesday at the Case Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The Rev. Asa Compton officiated and burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.   Gladwin County Record dated 01-08/1986 Col-3 Page-2.

 

 

 

RAY W. SEELINGER

            Ray W. Seelinger, 71, of Harrison, died Saturday, April 28, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness.

            Born in Chesaning on May 23, 1907, he had spent most of his life in Harrison.

            Surviving are one son, Gregg of Mt. Pleasant; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marjory Jesse of Gladwin and Mrs. Beverly Lee of Clio; one brother Donald of Alaska; one sister, Laura Jones of Bayport; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

            Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Coker Funeral Home in Harrison.  The Rev. Carl Gillette officiated and burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison.  Source: Gladwin County Record, May 2, 1979, Pg 2, Col 4.

 

 

 

SARAH EDNA SHAFFER

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. SHAFFER

   Mrs. Sarah Edna Shaffer, 69, resident of Tobacco township, died Sunday, March 25, at the home of her son Paul Shaffer, in Detroit. She had been in poor health for the past eight months, and had, because of her health, just recently made her home with her son. Sarah Edna Robinson was born in Shelberne, Ontario, on March 27, 1876, and was married to John F. Shaffer, in St. Joseph, Michigan in January, 1901. She has been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 29 years.

   Surviving are her husband; five sons, Paul, Robert, and James, all of Detroit and Cpl. James, all of Detroit, Cpl. Don stationed in the Philippines and Sgt. John, somewhere in the South Pacific; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Fields, of Detroit; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Paquin, of Bangor, Michigan and Mrs. Earl Beam, of Hartford, Michigan.

   Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Brethren church with Rev. E. S. Hollinger, officiating and burial will take place in the Dale cemetery. For many years Mrs. Shaffer was the Record correspondent for Knoxville and her passing will be missed by many readers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 28, 1945.

 

 

 

HAROLD F. SHAFFER

   Harold F. Shafer, 66, of 37 63 Shaffer Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Beaverton Dec. 11, 1918, he was a crane operator for Local 324, Saginaw and a veteran of World War II.

   Surviving are one son, Lee of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Field of Florida; 2 brothers, Donald of California and Robert of Florida; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- January 23, 1985

 

 

 

JOHN F. SHAFFER

RITES SATURDAY FOR JOHN F. SHAFFER

   Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for John Franklin Shaffer, 88, of Tobacco Township, who died today (Wednesday) at his home after a long illness. He was born in Elkhart, Ind., on July 27, 1877, and came to Gladwin County in 1916. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Shaffer was married to the former Edna Robinson in Allegan County. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1945.

   Surviving are five sons, Paul and Robert of Detroit, Donald and James in California, and Harold at home; one daughter, Margaret, in Indiana; one brother, W. S., of Holland; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The Rev. Randall Roose will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 8, 1965
 

 

 

GUY C. SHARP, SR.

   Guy C. Sharp, 81, of 2602 N. Shearer, Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, July 30, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Perry Township, Shiawassee County, on April 14, 1900, he moved to Gladwin County in 1919. Mr. Sharp farmed in Sage Township and was a member of the Gladwin R.L.D.S. Church and the Farm Bureau. He and the former Elma Garver were married January 27, 1932, in Skeels.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Marion) Jacobs and Mrs. Lee (Virgie) Perry of Gladwin and Mrs. John (Suzann) Walkley of Houghton Lake; one son, Guy Jr. of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Alta Brooks of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. Elders Donn Pendleton and Stanley Muma officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- August 5, 1981

 

 

 

WILLIAM SHAW
 
Services Thursday for Wm. Shaw Services will be held Thursday at 2 P.M. at the Hall funeral Home in Gladwin for William Shaw, 57, well-known Gladwin barber, who died suddenly at his home here Sunday following a heart attack. Gladwin business places will close from 1:45 P.M. to 3:15 for the services. Mr. Shaw's death Sunday came as a shock to the hundreds of folks throughout the county who have known and respected him during the more than 35 years he was engaged in the barber trade in Gladwin. He was in apparent good health Sunday morning and had planned to go out to Pratt's Lake to look over a 40 acre plot of land on which he has set out evergreens during the pas few years. At about 11 A.M. he returned to his home, however, and complained to Mrs. Shaw of shortness of breath. She immediately went to the Gladwin Hospital to summon Dr. K. D. Coulter. When she returned home less than five minutes later, he had passed away.  Bill", as he was known to everyone, was a favorite with young folks as well as old. He had a way with youngsters; they loved him; and back in the days before rationing, a candy bar went with every hair-cut at Shaw's. He first started barbering here back in 1906 with Ross Huffman. He later was associated at different times with William White and Tom Moore in the barber trade here. In 1930 he opened his own shop in Gladwin with his sons Kenneth and Wilbur. Wilbur went to work for the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, but Kenneth has continued the association with his father in the barber shop. The son of Robert and Lucy Shaw, Bill was born in Mitchell, Ontario, on December 4, 1885. He came to this country in 1906 and settled in Gladwin. He was married to Harriet Carbeno, of Gladwin, on August 23, 1910. Surviving are Mrs. Shaw; two sons, Kenneth and Wilbur, of Gladwin; five grandchildren; two brothers John and Orben of Flint; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Wall and Mrs. Lola Brabyn, and Hazel, of Detroit; and Mrs. Mitchell, of Ontario. Bill was an active member of the Gladwin I O O F Lodge and Encampment. He was a member of the Gladwin County Rationing Board, and also served as a member of the Gladwin County Draft Board. He was always active in the affairs of the Gladwin County Fair Association and served several terms on the Board of Directors. The Rev. Perry Hoover, of the Beaverton Chruch of the Brethern, will officiate the services Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.  Obituary from Gladwin County Record, April 14, 1943:

 

 

 

JOHN W. SHEARS

            John W. Shears, 59, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a long illness.

            Born Sept. 21, 1937 in Gladwin, he had previously lived in Chicago, Ill.  He had been employed by Johnstrud Trucking, Iowa, retiring in 1996 after 4 years.

            John married the former Rosalee Hughes, Feb. 2, 1958 in Vermillion, S.D.

            Surviving are four sons, Skip of Gladwin, Scott and Shane of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Shawn and wife Carnelia of Wichita, Kan.; five brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren, Skyler, Shawn and Christina Shears.

            A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Ed Abbott officiating.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Sept. 24, 1997, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

DONALD E. SHELL

Donald E. Shell , 75, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.

   He was born in Wayne County on Dec. 7, 1927 to the late William and Pearl (Hooker) Shell. He married the former Doris Lange in Gladwin on Nov. 5, 1945; she survives him.

   Donald farmed all his life in Gladwin County.

   Surviving besides his wife Doris are eight children: Arley Dean (Glenda) Shell of Gladwin, Arnold (Lesley) Shell of Gladwin, Ronald Shell of Gladwin, Gwyn D’lee (John) Neal of Harrison, Arden (Jo) Shell of Gladwin, Deborah Jo Zelt of Alabama, Pamela Jo (Patrick) Shea of Gladwin, and Susan Fischer of Deckerville; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

   He was predeceased by one daughter, Ardith Jean; one son, David Michael; one daughter-in-law, Marjanna Shell; three grandchildren, Theresa, Tony and Steven Shell; three sisters; and one brother.

   Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Smith presiding with burial in Ridge Cemetery. The family request memorials for the Hospice of

Gladwin. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Obituary - Gladwin Co. Record & Clarion - 10-29-2003
 

 

 

DAVID M. SHELL

David M. Shell, 18, of 3551 N. Shell Rd., lost his life in a snowmobile - truck crash early Saturday, January 1, in Gladwin Township.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shell, he was born May 20, 1953, in Gladwin, and had attended Gladwin Community Schools.  At present he had been engaged in farming.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shell of Gladwin; four brothers, Arley, Arnold, and Ronald, of Gladwin; and Arden of Beaverton; four sisters, Mrs. William (Gwyn D'Lee) Gertz of Ionia, Debra, Pamela and Susan of Gladwin.

Services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. R. E. Voller officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.  Obituary from the Gladwin County Record, January 5, 1972, Page 2.
 

 

 

PATRICK E. SHELL

   Patrick E. Shell, age 55, of Gladwin, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23 at his home. He was born Dec. 20,  1947, in Detroit, to William and Mary Lawhorn Shell. Patrick married the former Joanne Brown on Aug. 5, 1972, in Florida. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War, where he was wounded in battle. He has lived in Gladwin County for the past 20 years.

   Surviving are his wife, Joanne; his children, William P. Shell of Gladwin, Jeremiah A. Shell and Tammy J. Shell, both at home, and Sheila Harris of Gladwin; one grandson; one brother, Jack Shell of North Carolina; two sisters, Tomye Snover of Gladwin and Barbara Dickerson of Mississippi. He was predeceased by one daughter, Sonya Shell.

   Private visitation was held at the Sisson Funeral Home.  Obituary - Gladwin Co. Record & Clarion - 11-26-2003
 

 

 

MRS. THOMAS SHELL

  Beatrice, wife of Thomas Shell, passed away Wednesday morning, April 4, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clayton Southwell.

  She was born in Holdimond county, Ontario, Jan. 16, 1859, and had attained the age of 64 years, 2 months and 19 days.  She left Canada at the age of three years with her parents to make her home in Sanilac county, where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Thos. Shell, Sept. 27, 1879. To this union were born 12 children, four of whom died in infancy. In the fall of 1886, she with her husband and three children moved to Gladwin county, where she thereafter made her home. During a revival held at Hockaday by William Marvin she gave her heart to God and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. She was always of a cheerful disposition and was a friend to everyone with whom she came in contact. Her husband has lost a devoted wife and the family a kind and loving mother, but what is our loss is her eternal gain, for God saw fit to call her home where her suffering and toil is ended. On October 29, 1922, she was taken with a paralytic stroke and was confined to her bed 11 weeks. But since that time she had been improving in health until the time of her death which came very suddenly.

  She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, five sons, Dennis, Will, Earl and Ray of Gladwin and Carl of Pontiac; three daughters, Mrs. Aaron Putnam of Bay City, Mrs. Amandus Soldan of Flint and Mrs. Clayton Southwell of Gladwin; 23 grandchildren; one brother, David Glendenning; one sister, Mary J. Brown, and a host of other relatives and friends.

  "A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled."  From Gladwin County Record, April 12, 1923, Col. 5, Pg 5.
 

 

 

WILLIAM H. SHELL

   William H. Shell, 74, retired Butman Township farmer died suddenly Thursday of a heart attack. He was born June 6, 1886, in Sanilac County and had lived in Gladwin County 68 years. His wife the former Pearl Hooker, preceded him in death on August 10, 1948. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Hazel Frye, of Plymouth, Mrs. Valda Greer, of Gladwin and Mrs. Bennje Ault, of Detroit; two sons, Grant and Donald of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Putnam, of Bay City and Mrs. Cora Southwell, of Afton; two brothers, Ray, and Carl of Drayton Plains; 28 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Hom. Rev. E. Fogelsonger and Rev. Alva Calkins officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 23, 1960.
 

 

 

PEARL SHELL

MRS. WILLIAM SHELL PASSES TUESDAY

   Mrs. Pearl Shell, wife of William Shell, of Butman township, died on Tuesday night at the St. Joseph's hospital in Ann Arbor. Mrs. Shell has been in poor health for about eight months and recently underwent an operation at the Ann Arbor hospital, from which she seemed to be recovering, but suffered a relapse. No funeral arrangements have been made.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 11, 1948
 

 

 

GENEVA SHELTROWN

EX-RESIDENT DIES IN BAY CITY

   Mrs. Geneva Sheltrown, 59, of 303 Patterson, Bay City, passed away at Mercy Hospital, Bay City, Friday, morning after a brief illnes. She was born in Kingman, Ariz., Sept. 30, 1903, and was married to the Rev. James L. Sheltrown who survives her. They resided in Gladwin at one time while the Rev. Sheltrown was the pastor of the Assembly of God Church here. Mrs. Sheltrown lived many years in Bay City and also lived in Arizona where she was engaged in missionary work.

   Survivors besides her husband include four daughters, Mrs. C.B. Larson, Bay City, Mrs. Richard Armstrong, Midland, Mrs. Joseph Gambino, Ecorse, and Mrs. Eugene Bell, Benson, Ariz.; four sons, James, Bay City, Frank, Plainwell, Doyle, Battle Creek; and the Rev. Dwight Sheltrown, Almagordo, N., Mex.; 24 grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Bennett, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. John Middleton, Globe, Ariz.

   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Bay City with the Rev. A.W. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery, West Branch. Arrangements were in charge of the Stapich Funeral Home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 24, 1963.

 

 

 

JOHN (JACK) SHEPHARD

            John (Jack) Shephard, 76, of 1431 Brand Ave., Clare, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness.

            Born in Flint, Dec. 24, 1915, he moved to the area in 1969 from Flint.  Mr. Shephard was a retired supervisor for Fisher Body Fisher 1 and a veteran of World War II.

            Mr. Shephard and the former Maxine Fudge were married June 15, 1935, in Flint.  She died on Feb 2, 1973.  He then married the former Georgia Winn on Aug. 1, 1975, in Indiana.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Maynard of Flint and Theodore of Harrison; one daughter, Rosanne Wallace of Washington State; 4 step-daughters, Kathleen Casebeer of Coleman, Karl Farling and Kemma Border of Gladwin and Katrina McCormack of Garden City; a grandson he raised, Mark Wallace of Tennessee; and 13 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

            Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Donald Potter officiated and burial was in the Arthur Township Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, August 12, 1992, Pg 2, Col 2.

 

 

 

EVELYN SHERLOCK

   Mrs. Evelyn Sherlock, 97, of Gladwin and Deckerville, died Saturday, May 24, in Deckerville Community Hospital. She had been in a nursing home. Born in Sand Lake, July 18, 187, she was married to Michael Sherlock and he died in 1951.

   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Evelyn) Ringler of Deckerville; a nephew, Leo Bradley of Gladwin; and 4 grandchildren. A son, Merrill, died in 1960. Services were held today (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Gladwin, with burial in Highland Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record -- May 28, 1975.




JAMES FRANCIS SHERLOCK

   James F. Sherlock, 50, of 111 Saginaw St., Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 3, while at work at Dow Chemical Co., Born in Gladwin on August 10, 1932, he had spent his lifetime here. He graduated from Gladwin High School in 1951 and served in the Army in Germany. He had been an electrician at Dow Chemical Co. since 1953. He was a member of Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles 3292.

   Mr. Sherlock was married to the former Madonna Ladner on May 5, 1981, in Las Vegas; NV. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Mike (Lori) Anderson of Gladwin and Mrs. Kerry (Sheri) Brewer of Vernal Utah; one son, Stephen of Gladwin; 3 step-sons, James Ladner of Midland, Dan Ladner of Beaverton and Thomas Ladner of Victorville, Calif.; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) Kern of Gladwin; 2 brothers, John and Donald of Gladwin; and 2 grandsons.

   Services were held at 1 p.m. from the Matthews Funeral Home. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. An Eagles memorial service was held Sunday at 9 p.m. at the funeral home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 9, 1983




MICHAEL S. SHERLOCK

SERVICES HELD FOR MICHAEL SHERLOCK

   Michael S. Sherlock, 81, passed away at his home in Gladwin on Friday, April 20. Funeral services were held on Monday morning from Sacred Heart Catholic church. The Rev. Fr. Michael Wolf officiated. Burial was made in Highland cemetery. A Rosary service was held at the Hall Funeral Home on Sunday evening. Mr. Sherlock was born in 1870 in Ontario and had lived in Gladwin for the past eight years. On April 23, 1901 he married Miss Evelyn Rouse in Michigamme.

   Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; a son, Merrill Sherlock of Gladwin; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Ringler of Flint; two sisters, Miss Mary Sherlock and Mrs. Agnes Bradley, both of Gladwin; also six grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- April 25, 1951

 



THOMAS SHERLOCK

THOMAS SHERLOCK DIES IN DETROIT APRIL 29

   Thomas Sherlock, 76, former Gladwin resident, died at his home in Detroit Thursday, April 29th. Although Mr. Sherlock moved away from Gladwin more than 30 years ago, he often visited relatives here and was well-known to local people. Funeral services were held from the Van Luberghe Funeral Home in Detroit Monday at 9:30 a.m. and from the St. John Buchnan's Church at 10 a.m. A rosary service was held Sunday at 8 p.m. Burial was in Mt. Olivet cemtery in Detroit.

   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Sherlock; two sons, Thomas G. and Kenneth W. Sherlock, of Detroit; a brother Michael; and three sisters, Mrs. Had Bradley, of Gladwin; Miss Mary Sherlock, of Streator, Ill, and Miss Tess Sherlock of Kent, Washington.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 5, 1943




GILBERT H. SHERMAN

SERVICES HELD FOR GILBERT SHERMAN

   Funeral services were held for Gilbert H. Sherman, 83, on Monday afternoon at the Hall Funeral Home, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. John Miller of the Gladwin Methodist church circuit officiated and burial was in the Ridge cemetery. Mr. Sherman was born in Yurkir, Ontario, on May 20, 1865, and was married to Miss Maggie Long on October 31, 1895. He made his home on a farm in Gladwin for the past 75 years. Mr. Sherman had been in poor health for about three months, and died last Saturday morning at his home in Gladwin township.

   Surviving are his wife; four sons, Fred and Harvey of Gladwin, Lee of Flint, and Glenn, of Clio; one daughter, Eva Perrine, of Ann Arbor; also three grandchildren. Pallbearers for Mr. Sherman were, Ron Bellinger, Fred Greer, Russell Hagar, Hazen Greer, William Sisco, Donald Potts.   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 24, 1948


 

 

MAGGIE SHERMAN

SERVICES TODAY FOR MRS. SHERMAN

   Mrs. Maggie Sherman, 84, a lifetime resident of Gladwin died Sunday at the Hill Crest Convalescent Home in Harrison after an illness of several months. She was born in Saginaw on May 31, 1872 and in 1894, was married to Gilbert Sherman who preceded her in death November 20, 1948.

   Surviving are four sons, Harvey and Fred of Gladwin Township, Lee of Flint and Glen of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Perrine of Ann Arbor; three sisters, Mrs. Kittie Nickless of Gladwin Township, Mrs. Nellie Wright of Saginaw and Mrs. Frankie McCormick of Flint. Two brothers are deceased.

   Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home. Officiating clergyman will be the Rev. Ernest MacDonald of the Wagarville Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery with Russell Hager, Cloyce McColley, Wm. McColley, Wm. Sisco, Ron Bellinger and Hazen Greer as pallbearers.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 7, 1956

 



STELLA KOSOSKI SIMSACK

            Stella Simsack, 96, of Secord Township, Gladwin, died Monday, March 15, 1993 in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin after a long illness.

            She was born in Poland July 17, 1896 and lived in Gladwin most of her life.

            The former Stella Kososki, she was married to Joseph Simsack in 1915 in Pennsylvania.  He preceded her in death on June 27, 1956.

            Surviving are 2 sons, John of Lake Orion, and Edwin of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Tuck of Coleman, and Mrs. Sophie August of Flint; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Henry and Steven and 2 daughters, Jennie Ellison and Mary Anderson.

            Rites will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at noon Thursday.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 17, 1993, Pg 2, Col 5.

 

 

 

ROBERT CECIL SKAGGS

            Robert Cecil Skaggs, 76, of 1918 S. M-18, Gladwin, died Thursday, May 18, 1989 in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

            Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug. 8, 1912, he moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago.  Mr. Skaggs was a retired member of the Ohio Operating Engineers.  He served in the Army during World War II.

            Surviving are 2 brothers, William of Black River and Norman of Gladwin; and one sister, Beulah Armstrong of Dafter.

            Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Donald Keen officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source: Gladwin County Record, May 24, 1989, Pg. 2, Col. 4.




CHARLES E. SMITH

SERVICES HELD FOR CHAS E. SMITH

   Funeral services for Charles E. Smith, 86, were held last Saturday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. J. P. Hollopeter, of the Beaverton Methodist church officiated. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Smith was born on July 1, 1866 in Bath. He married Louise Fairchild, who preceded him in death in 1937. He had been a resident of Beaverton and vicinity for the past 55 years. At the time of his death, on Thursday, June 26, he was making his home with his son, Hugh Smith, in Beaverton.

   Surviving are three sons, Kenneth, of Montana, Hugh, of Beaverton, and Edmund C., of Detroit; two daughters, Norma Loveless, of Flint and Arlee Loveless of Gladwin; four sisters, Myrtle Rodman, Alma Coe, Maude Elliott and Liddia Burgie, all of Clare; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 2, 1952

 

 

 

CODY E. SMITH

SERVICES HELD FOR GLADWIN MAN

   Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Cody E. Smith, 72, of Buckeye Township, who died Saturday at Veteran's Hospital, Saginaw, following a two year illness. The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in Highland cemetery. Born on Nov. 29, 1888, in Bryan, Ohio, he came to Gladwin County in 1910 and was employed as an oil field pumper. He was married to the former Minnie Druley in April, 1938, in Gladwin. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War I.

   Survivors include his widow, Minnie; a son, Lester, of Beaverton; four step-sons, Donald Druley of Tampa, Fla., Grover Druley, of Baltimore, Dale Gould; of Texas, and Dewey Gould of Midland; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Arkwright and Mrs. Hazel Rise, of Beaverton, Mrs. Leatha Rheinhart, of Midland, and Mrs. Lib Burlue, of Reading. A daughter, Dorothy, preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1953.  From the Gladwin Cunty Record --- Feb 1, 1961

 

 

 

HUGH R. SMITH

   Hugh R. Smith, 78, of 319 West Brown, Beaverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Midland Hospital following an illness of two weeks. Born in Tobacco Township on August 6, 1898, he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Beaverton F. & A.M. Lodge No. 453, the Gladwin County V.F.W. Post No. 7303 and the Disabled American Veterans. He worked for Dow Chemical Co. and was a heating contractor and also worked in sheet metal construction.

   Mr. Smith and the former Erma P. Snyder were married on August 7, 1920, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ladena) Kercher of Linwood, and Mrs. Richard (Sharie) Ewald of Mattawan; 3 sons, Hugh (Bud) of Lakeview, Charles of Beaverton and Tom of Sanford; 2 sisters, Mrs. Norma Loveless of Bradenton, Fla. and Mrs. Arlee Loveless of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Wyllys officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Thursday night at 8 p.m.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 19, 1977

 

 

 

LAWRENCE “JACK” SMITH

            Lawrence “Jack” Smith, 46, of Midland, died February 25, while visiting his brother in Tampa, Fla.

            He was born on October 4, 1934, in Gladwin and attended Beaverton schools.  Mr. Smith served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a member of the Sanford American Legion Post 443.

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

            A committal service will be held at the Arbutus Cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Glen Joseph will officiate.  A military service will also be held by the Sanford American Legion Post.   Source:  Gladwin County Record, March 11, 1981, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

MATTA PHIANNA SMITH

MRS. CHARLES SMITH

   Rev. B. F. Wade conducted services for Mrs. Charles Smith at the Ross-Hall funeral home Friday. Burial services were at the Dale cemetery. Mrs. Smith died at her home at Beaverton April 20. She is survived by her husband, Charles Smith, two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Lorin Loveless and Mrs. Cecil Loveless of Flint and Edmond Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kenneth Smith of Montana and Hugh Smith of Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record, April 28, 1937, Col. 4, Pg 4.

 

 

 

PERCY E. SMITH

   Percy E. Smith, 76, of Beaverton, died Monday, March 4, in the Midland Hospital. Born in Midland on March 26, 1898, he has spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Smith was a carpenter and a mason. He was married to the former Julie Cullen on July 19, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio. She preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 1968.

   Survivors include three sons, Edward A., Jack D. and Gene M. of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Junita of Beaverton and Mrs. Geraldine Lightfoot of Tifton, Ga.; one sister, Myrtle Wright of Beaverton; and six grandchildren.

   Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. The Rev. Arthur Whishler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 6, 1974.

 

 

 

JAMES R. SPENCER SR.

            James R. Spencer Sr., 46, of 1920 Long Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 28, while working in Detroit.

            Born in Cass City, Feb. 25, 1941, he moved to Gladwin County in 1973 from Detroit.  Mr. Spencer was a self-employed sub-contractor for a heating and ventilation installation company.  He served in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1960.

            Mr. Spencer and the former Sharon Vipond were married Feb. 11, 1968, in Detroit.

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

            Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Father Thomas Spitler officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery, Buckeye Township.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, October 7, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

BEATRICE I. SNYDER

     Mrs. Beatrice I. Snyder, 90, of 449 E. Highwood Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 30, 1991, at her home. Born in Gladwin County, July 9, 1901, she had spent most of her life here. She attended the Church of Daniel's Band in Highwood for many years and was a member of the Dale-Billings Ladies Aid. The former Beatrice Crowell, she was married to Welcome Snyder, May 13, 1920, in Flint. He preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1969.

     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Geraldine) Grisdale of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Brushaber of Beaverton; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Marion Snyder) Kelley of Beaverton; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and on great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Leo, Dec. 1, 1973, and a daughter Florence in 1930.
     Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Ed Abbott will officiate and burial will be in the Tobacco Township Cemetery.  From The Gladwin County Record, Oct. 2, 1991, Col. 4, Pg 2.  [A correction was printed in Oct. 16, 1991 issue.  Not included herein.]


 

 

CLARENCE WILLIAM SNYDER

     Clarence W. Snyder, 72, died Friday at his home in Buckeye Township. Born on Feb. 22, 1889, in Lyons, Ohio, he was a retired Buick employee and had lived in Gladwin County 70 years.

     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William Graham of Caro and Mrs. Kenneth Wagoner of Akron; three brothers, Welcome, Hobart and Theodore, of Beaverton; and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Cox of Detroit, Mrs. William Schwendner of Saginaw, and Mrs. Don Perkins of Flint.

     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record dated 08-30/1961 Col-5 Page-1.




FLORENCE ELLEN SNYDER

     Sept. 20, 1928 was a happy day for Welcome and Beatrice Snyder because on that day a little girl was born to them whom they named Florence. For 18 months and 8 days she lived an active joyous life being a joy and pride to her brother Leo and sister Geraldine, as well as to her parents. She made her way into the hearts of her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, too, so that it was a cruel hurt to them when she died on the evening of March 28, 1930, at her home. A life even as short as this one, is not lived in vain, when it brings happiness to the home it was in. There will be a vacancy.  Gladwin County Record dated 04-03/1930 Col-4 Page-5.




HOBART SNYDER

RITES HELD FOR HOBART SNYDER

     Hobart Snyder, 66, died suddenly last Wednesday at his home in Tobacco Township. Born on July 24, 1896, in Tobacco Township, he lived most of his lifetime in Gladwin County. A carpenter by trade he was a veteran of World War I.

     Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Robert L. Cox of Detroit, Mrs. William Schwender of Saginaw, and Mrs. Don Perkins of Flint; and one brother, Welcome, of Beaverton. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- April 17, 1963




LEO “JINKS” SNYDER

     Leo "Jinks" Snyder, 52, of Hay Township, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 1, from a heart attack. In ill health for several years,  he was found in his pickup truck about 1:20 p.m. on Ridge Road near Hockaday Road where  he had been on business.

     Born in Tobacco Township March 14, 1921, Mr. Snyder had been a life long resident of Gladwin County, He and the former Miss Marion Cottrell were married June 1, 1946 in Beaverton. He was a veteran of World War II, and a retired Dow Chemical Company employee in Midland. He was a honary life member of Local 12075 UMWA and the Hay Township Senior Citizens Club.

     Surviving are his wife, Marion; 4 sons, Gary, Larry, Terry, and Randy, all of Beaverton; his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Snyder of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasent and 1 granddaughter. Services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. The Rev. Roger Browne and Rev. Margaret Smith officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 5, 1973




THEODORE J. SNYDER

TOBACCO TOWNSHIP FARMER DIES

     Theodore J. Snyder, 58, of Tobacco Township, died Wednesday following a short illness. Born on May 26, 1903, in Tobacco Township, he spent his lifetime here. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Robert L. Cox, of Detroit, Mrs. William Schwender, of Saginaw, and Mrs. Don Perkins, of Flint; and two brothers, Welcome and Hobart, of Beaverton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, with burial in Dale Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record dated 04-04/1962 Col-3 Page-1.




WELCOME “WICK” SNYDER

ILLNESS FATAL TO WELCOME SNYDER

     Services will be held Thursday for Welcome (Wick) Snyder, 74, of Beaverton, who died Monday, Dec 1, following a long illness. Mr. Snyder was born in Gladwin County May 30, 1895, and had lived most of his life in Beaverton. He was a World War I veteran and a retired employee of the County Road Commission. He was a member of the World War I Barracks of Gladwin County.

     Mr. Snyder and the former Miss Beatrice Crowell were married in Flint May 13, 1920. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Grisdale of Mt. Pleasent; a son, Leo, of rural Beaverton; three sisters, Mrs. Don (Myrtle) Perkins, of Beaverton, Mrs. William (Betty) Schwender, of Saginaw, and Mrs. Eva Cox, of Detroit; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

     The Rev. Neil G. Keyes and Rev. Margrete Smith will officiate at the 2:00 p.m. services Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Dec 3, 1969




GEORGE STENGER

            George Stenger, 66, of 388 W. Knox Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 28, at his home.

            Born in Germany on July 25, 1912, he came to Gladwin County in 1957 from Kent County.  Mr. Stenger was a retired machine operator for Robinson Industries and a veteran of World War II.

            He was married to the former June Brenard on March 9, 1947, in Midland.

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

            Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel.  The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, January 3, 1979, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 



VERNELL C. STILLWAGON

   Vernell C. Stillwagon, 62, of 418 Knox St., Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 1, in Midland County. Born in Midland County on August 8, 1916, he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Stillwagon was employed by the Dow Chemical Co. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Gladwin County V.F.W. Post 7303. Mr. Stillwagon and the former Catherine Cornell were married on June 25, 1948, in Beaverton.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Peter (Debra) Bergman and Cathy Stillwagon of Beaverton; one son Lloyd of Beaverton; 4 sisters, Mrs. Florence Watson of Coleman, Mrs. Mabel Yager, Mrs. Dorothy Killian and Mrs. Margaret Benchley, all of Beaverton; and 2 grandchildren.

   Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 4, 1978




JOHN C. SWANTON

JOHN C. SWANTON DIES FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

   Funeral services for John C. Swanton, 78, pioneer resident of Gladwin county and well known in Gladwin and Midland counties, were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 at the Methodist church. Mr. Swanton died from the affects of a fall suffered Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Shirley Brown of Detroit, where he was visiting. He received a skull fracture and was enroute to his home here by ambulance when his death occurred. He was born in St. Thomas, Canada, December 25, 1863 and had been a long time resident of Tobacco township.

   Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Harley Quelet of Beaverton; two sons, Hazen of Midland and Bradford of Beaverton; two brothers, Dr. L. Swanton of Traverse City and Edenville, and Sidney of Secord township, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Kessler also of Secord township; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Edenville cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- April 15, 1942

 

 

 

MARY SWANTON

HOLD SERVICES FOR MRS. SWANTON

   Mrs. Mary Swanton, 81, died on Thursday evening, August 29th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Brown, in Detriot. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Edenville Methodist church with burial in the Edenville cemetery. Rev. Donald Sailor officiated.

   Mary Colbeck was born in Canada on October 14, 1865. She was married to John C. Swanton, who preceded her in death five years ago. Mrs. Swanton was a resident of Billings township, where she and her husband operated a farm, until about one and a half years ago, when she moved to Detroit to live with her daughter.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Millie Quellet, of Tobacco township, Mrs. Shirley Brown, of Detroit; two sons, Hazen Swanton, of Tobacco township and Bradford Swanton, of Midland three sisters, Mrs. Marsh Kent, Mrs. Annie Sterling of Billings and Nina Fox of Milwaukee; two brothers, Steve Colbeck and Hugh Colbeck, of Billings township.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 4, 1946

 

 

 

THOMAS SWANTON

Young Swanton died Sunday afternoon. He had as usual been drinking.  Dr. Herrles set at rest a rumor that he had been drugged by pronouncing death due to apoplexy.   Gladwin County Record -EDENVILLE - MAY 11, 1888




ALLIE TATRO

            Death has again visited the home of Fred Tatro of Highwood, this time taking his wife, Allie, aged 28 years.  Two children of the family have died within the last four months.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 25, 1907, Pg 1, Col 4.


 

 

ANDREW J. TAYLOR

SERVICES HELD FOR ANDREW J. TAYLOR

PIONEER RESIDENT DIES AT SAGINAW HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY

   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, December 16, at 2 o'clock at Edenville Methodist church for Andrew J. Taylor of Secord township, conducted by a minister from the Cedar Springs. Burial was at the Edenville cemetery. Born April 8, 1868, in Indiana, he was married to Miss Myrtle Boman at Wheeler about 1898, and later located on a farm at Elm Grove in Secord township, Gladwin county. He had been in poor health some time, and was taken to Saginaw General hospital December 11, where he died December 12.

   Surviving him are Mrs. Taylor, three daughters and three sons, Larentine, Mildred and Robert of Detroit, Joseph Taylor of Flint, and Edith and Milford of Secord township; two sisters and one brother, Rose, Larentine and Joseph Taylor of St. Louis, Michigan. From the Gladwin County Record --- Decmeber 18, 1935

 

 

 

THELMA G. TAYLOR

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR EX-RESIDENT

   Mrs. Thelma G. Taylor 58, of Phoenix, Ariz. and formerly of Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 16. The former Thelma McMahon, she was born in Franklin Township, Mich., on March 25, 1912. She had lived in Phoenix for the past 30 years.

   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Schneider, of Phoenix and Mrs. Marjorie L. Mackey, of Australia; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kigar, of Gladwin, Mrs. Grace Hawley, of Pontiac and Mrs. Marjorie Riegler, of Bay City; six brothers, James, of Midland, Clarence, of Saginaw, Roger, of Beaverton, Dale, of Waterford, Don of Sarnia and Loren McKimmy, of Beaverton. A son, Jerry, preceded her in death in 1952. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. The Rev. John Cermak will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 17, 1971.




DONALD R. THURSTON

   Donald R. Thurston, 77, of Hope, died early Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at his home from an apparent heart condition. He was born on May 2, 1927 in Grayling, son of the late Carl A. and Minnie (Marsh) Thurston. A longtime former resident, Don married Joann Cole on May 12, 1944 in Midland.  He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and had worked at the Dow Chemical Co. as a multi-craftsman for 37 years. He was a member of the Midland American Legion Berryhill  Post No. 165, a life member of the Midland Masonic Lodge No. 273 F&AM, a member of the Elf Khurafeh Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S. of Saginaw, and Midland Area Shrine Club. Don and Joann were also members of the Grand Square. He was a founding member of the Homer Township Fire Department. Don loved being with his family and friends.

   He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joann; children, Larry and Jeannett Thurston of Beaverton, Daryl and Donna Thurston of Cornell, Barry and Faye Thurston of Midland; one brother Gordon and Maynell Thurston of Midland; one sister Joyce Austin of Midland; seven grandchildren, Kenneth T. Thurston of Kingsford, Deborah Sebeck of Cornell, Dawn and Noel Harrison of Midland, Tonda and Chris Cole of Ruidoso, New Mexico, Matthew Schroeder of Atlana, Bryan Thurston, and Bart Thurston, Haleigh Harrison, Calya Harrison, Sarah Harrison, Darien Sebeck and Gary and Kaden Cole. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by brothers Clifford, Carl and Leon Thurston, and sisters Irene Plummer, and Marian Laughton and one grandson Allan Thurston.

   Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2004, from the War-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler St. The Rev. Fred Becknell of the Midland Missionary Church will officiate with interment in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Don's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday 10 a.m. until time of service. A Masonic Memorial Service will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Full military honors will be presented by the Midland Area Veterans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Area Shrine Club. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through waresmithwoolver.com

From the Midland Daily News --- June 5, 2004




MARY C. THORINGTON

   Mary C. Thorington , 85, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Putnam County, Ohio to Robert and Clara (Fritz) Bushong. Mary married Max A. Thorington on Oct. 27, 1940 in Gladwin. He passed away in 1981. She lived in Gladwin most of her life and the past two and a half years at Tendercare Nursing Home in Midland. Mary was a member of the Crump Church of God and the Log Cabin Church of God, Gladwin. She loved flowers and was an avid flower gardener. Mary was active at the nursing home with activities and helping and caring for other patients there.

   Surviving are one son, Allen “Ted” (Joyce) Thorington of Linwood; one daughter, Sharon (Denny) Russell of Midland; a daughter-in-law, Jan Thorington of Midland; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, James (Pat) Bushong of Gladwin; one sister-in-law, Nellie Bushong of Gladwin; and several nieces, nephews and special friends. She was preceded in death by three children, John, Kay and Max Jr.; two brothers, Grover and John; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
   Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Pastor Jim Hoggard will officiate and burial will be in Butman Township Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Tendercare Nursing Home Activities Fund or Heartland Hospice.  From the Gladwin County Record, Nov. 5, 2003.




MATILDA (TILLIE) TIMROCK

            Matilda (Tillie) Timrock, 92, formerly of Tawas City, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at her home in Holiday, Fla.

            Born April 24, 1893, in Tawas City, she moved to Holiday 16 years ago from Tawas.  She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Holiday and a former member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Tawas.

            Surviving are her husband, Charles W.; 2 sons, Charles of Holiday and Dr. Harold of Gladwin; a sister, Hilda McBride of California; 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

            Rites were held Friday from North Funeral Home, Holiday, with interment in Sylvan Abbey Cemetery, Clearwater.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to Emanuel Luthern [sic. Lutheran] Church, Pastor James Rockoff, 410 Second St., Tawas City, 48763; or Peace Lutheran Church, Pastor John Meyer, 4900 Arcadia Rd., Holiday, Fla. 33590.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, April 3, 1985, Pg. 6, Col. 3.




CHRISTOPHER ROGERS TOLLY

RITES FOR BABY

   The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Tolly, of Hadley, was buried in Dale Cemetery following services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Miner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Morris, of Hadley, officiating. Christopher Rogers Tolly was born June 14 in Flint. Survivors in addition to his parents are grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. John Tolly, of Niles, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Passmore, Traverse City; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Tolly and Mrs. Gladys Guernsey, Beaverton; and great great grandmother Mrs. Lottie Denzer, of Beaverton.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 17, 1964




EARL DUTTON TOLLY

FORMER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY

   Earl Dutton Tolly, 47, passed away on July 12 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held from the Temperance Baptist church on Friday with the Rev. Richard Nyburg and Rev. George Hetherington officiating. Burial was made in the Blouch-Osgood cemetery at Temperance.

   Mr. Tolly was born on September 16, 1902, the son of Rev. and Mrs. James Tolly. He moved to Skeels with his parents at the age of five and lived there and in Midland county until he was 21. He owned and operated the Tolly Bakery in Temperance and was a member of the Temperance Baptist church for 26 years.

   Surviving are his wife, Reba; three sons, Arthur, Paul and Neil; one daughter, Marian, all of Temperance; three brothers, Walter of Temperance, Otis of Beaverton and Harvey of Saginaw, two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Rocker and Mrs. Bertha Whitmill, both of Temperance, also an uncle, Asa E. Tolly, of Hillsdale.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 19 1950




HARVEY D. TOLLY

RITES HELD FOR EX-RESIDENT

   Harvey D. Tollly, 62,  of Temperance, and a former Midland County clerk died Friday, June 28, at Mercy Hospital in Monroe. His death was attributed a heart attack. Born Oct. 9, 1905, in Temperance, he moved with his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. James W. Tolly, to Skeels in 1907. He lived for 27 years in the Midland, Saginaw and Standis area. He was employed 14 of those years by the Chemical Bank and Trust Co, in Midland. While at Standish, he operated a restaurant, returning to Temperance in 1954 and operated Tolly's Confectionary Store there. He was married to the former Ida I. Gray of Midland County in 1932.

   Surviving are his wife, Ida, of Temperance, one son Larry, also of Temperance; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Hoffman of Toledo Ohio; two brothers, Walter Tolly of Temperance, and Otis Tolly of Beaverton, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 1st, from the First Baptist Church, Temperance, with Rev. John Tolly of Niles, officiating, assisted by Rev. Ellis Tolly of Bellvue. Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Monroe.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 10, 1968

 

 

 

REV. J. W. TOLLY

   Rev. J. W. Tolly died March 21 at his home at Temperance. Mr. Tolly came to Skeels in 1907 where he served as pastor of the Baptist church a number of years. During his pastorate here he made many friends and has visited friends in Gladwin many times since.  From the Gladwin County Record --- March 24, 1937.




JOHN ROGERS TOLLY II

SERVICES HELD FOR INFANT SON

   John Rogers Tolly II, infant son of the Rev. and Mrs. John R. Tolly, of Niles, died July 222 in the University of Chicago Hospital of pneumonia, where he had been a patient for four days. He was born on June 25, 1964, in Niles. Survivors besides his parents include, one brother, Lanny, of Hadley; threee sisters, Jeannine, Kathleen adn Bonnie Louise, of Niles; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Tolly, and Mrs. Roy Guersnsey, of Beaverton; adn his great grandmother, Mrs. Lottie Denzer, of Beaverton.

   Services were held Friday, July 24, from the Miner Chapel with Arthur L. Farrell, D. D., of Lansing officiating. Burieal was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- July 29, 1964




OTIS W. TOLLY

   Otis W. Tolly, 72, of 1692 W. Glidden Road, Beaverton, died at his home Tuesday, evening, June 8, of a heart attach. Mr. Tolly was born February 2, 1899, in Dover and came to Gladwin County in 1906, with his parents. He lived here and in Midland County at various times, returning to Gladwin County in 1939 and spent the rest of his life here.

   He and the former Marie Rogers, of Hope, were married January 1, 1922, in Hope. Mr. Tolly was a self-employed salesman and was well-known through-out the county as an auctioneer of farm sales, until his retirement. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church. Survivors are six sons, Rev. John Tolly of Niles; DeWitt, Richard, and Lowell, all of Midland; James of Beaverton, and Milton of Hope; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Mishler of Beaverton; one brother, Walter of Temperance; 33 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

   Services will be held Friday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee R. Fick officiating and interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Tolly will be at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton until 11:30 a.m. Friday.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 9, 1971

 

 

 

MRS. WILLIAM TRACY

   Mrs. William Tracy died suddenly in Bay City General Hospital Saturday, June 22. Mrs. Tracy was born in Oblong, Illinois, May 10, 1904 and had been living in Gladwin for about three years where her husband had been employed.

   Surviving her are her husband, William Tracy, two daughtes, Gayle, 16, and Phyliss, 10 and a son Jack, 4. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Oblong, Illinois.  From the Gladwin County Record --- June 26, 1940

 

 

 

DOROTHY M. TURNWALD

            Dorothy May Turnwald, 61, of Chesaning, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, following a long illness.

            Born in Flint Nov. 19, 1922, she was employed by Sears in Flint for 23 years.

The former Dorothy Decator, she was married to Theodore Turnwald Jr. June 9, 1972.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) Willford of Gladwin, 5 sons, Dennis Whitehead of Mayville, William Turnwald with the Army in Germany, Theodore, Anthony, Timothy Turnwald, at home; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; and 7 grandchildren.

            Rites will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Michael Catholic Church.  The Rev. Father Robert Navarre will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, New Lothrop.  A Scripture service will be at the church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Source: Gladwin County Record, Sept. 12, 1984, Pg 11, Col. 2.




MAGGIE J. TYRRELL

            Maggie J., wife of Alexander Tyrrell, died Jan. 10 at 8:20 a.m. of paralysis, at their home in Groat township, aged 60 years, 11 months and 27 days.  Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell have lived in Gladwin county about three years, and came here from Roscommon.  Deceased is survived by her husband and three sons, one living in Saginaw, one in Canada, and one in Grout.  She was a member of the church of Latter Day Saints.  Services were held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m., Elder Pendleton of Beaverton Officiating. Interment took place in Grout cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, Jan 12, 1911, Pg 1, Col 4.




ERNEST VANNATTER

   Ernest Vannatter, 73, of Houghton Lake, died Friday, Jan. 30, at his home at 4248 W. Houghton Lake Dr. He was born in Gladwin Township on December 19, 1902, to Arthur and Anamelia Garbet Vannatter. Mr. Vannatter operated Vannatter's Garage in Gladwin for several years. He moved to Standish and then to Houghton Lake in 1944 where he built and operated Vannatter's Resort until 1956. After selling the resort, he was a self-employed builder until his retirement in 1962. He and the former Mae Wood were married on October 16, 1920, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Annalee Weatherly of Glendale, Calif.; two brothers, Ray of Flint and Al of Englewood, Fla.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. John Pruden officiating. Entombment was in the Highland Mausoleum.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 4, 1976

 

 

 

MAE ADELINE VANNATTER

   Mae Adeline Vannatter, 78, of LaCrescenta, Calif. had formerly of Gladwin, died Sunday, June 15, followning a long illness. Born in Gladwin on December 14, 1901, she graduated from Gladwin High School and County Normal. She also attended Central Michigan College and taught in Buckeye Township for 11 years. The former Mae Wood, she was married to Ernest Vannatter on October 16, 1920. They operated an automobile repair garage in Gladwin for many years and later a resort at Houghton Lake. Following the death of her husband, she made her home in LaCrescenta with her daughter, the Rev. Annalee Weatherly.

   Other survivors are 2 grandchidren and 4 great grandchildren. A brother Herb Wood and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Behnke of Gladwin, also preceded her in death. A memorial service was held at The Spiritual Sanctuary in LaCrescenta last Wednesday.   From the Gladwin County Record --- June 25, 1980




MAE ADELINE VANNATTER

     Mae Adeline Vannatter, 78, died June 15 in LaCrescenta, CA, following a illness and hospitalization. A former Houghton Lake resident, she had made her home with her daughter, the Rev. Annalee Jean Weatherly, at LaCrescenta since the death of her husband Ernest. Mr. and Mrs. Vannatter were Gladwin residents in their earlier lives. She was the youngest daughter of George E. and Clara (Reigle) Wood and was born Dec. 14, 1901 in Gladwin County. She graduated from Gladwin High School and Gladwin County Normal. She later attended Central Michigan College at Mt. Pleasant.

     A teacher, she was employed in the Gladwin rural schools, teaching for 11 years in Buckeye Township. On Oct. 16, 1920 she was united in marriage to Ernest Vannatter of Gladwin. They operated an automobile repair garage in Gladwin for many years and later a resort on Houghton Lake where they lived until Mr. Vannatter's death. In addition to the daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren, Stefan S. Weatherly, 13, and Jody Ann Perkins, 21, both living in California. Three great grandchildren are Monica Marie Perkins, 3; Robert Scott Perkins Junior, 9; and Jennifer Perkins, 9 months, all also in California. Her third grandchild, Robert Scott Perkins, was killed in a California traffic accident a year ago at age 26. A memorial service was held at The Spiritual Sanctuary, LaCrescenta, on June 18. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herb Wood, of Gladwin, and a sister, Mrytle Behnke, also of Gladwin. Her only child, the Reverend Weatherly, is a pastor of the Spiritual Sanctuary, 4604 Pennsylvania Ave., LaCrescenta, CA. 91214.   Source: Houghton Lake Resorter, Inc., Houghton Lake, Michigan Newspaper dated Thursday, July 10, 1980.




CLARENCE WALKER

   Clarence Walker, 82, of 5931 Kerswill Rd., Gladwin, died at his home Thursday, Aug. 5. Born in Grout Township on January 18, 1900, he had spent his lifetime here on the same farm. He attended Grout schools and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1925 and from Gladwin County Normal. Mr. Walker taught school in Grout ad farmed. He was a life member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397, F& AM, and the Bay City Consistory. Mr. Walker and the former Sadie Ogg were married June 29, 1927, in Gladwin.

   Surviving besides his wife are, 2 sons, William and Bernard of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Neal (Theo) Woodruff of Gladwin and Mrs. Charles (Sharron) Dodge of Bellevue; one brother, Clayton of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. F. L. Olsen of Cambridge, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  From the Gladwin County Record --- August 11, 1982




DANIEL A. WALTERS

   Daniel A. Walters, 91, of 10997 Dunham Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch. Born in VanWert, Ohio, on May 12, 1891, he moved to Roscommon County as a small boy 80 years ago. Mr. Walters was employed by the Conservation Department, was a superintendent of the WPA, and was a truck driver for the Roscommon County Road Commission and State Highway Dept. until retiring in 1953. He was married to the former Delilah Bradley March 2, 1917, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Zarold Wayne and F. J. of Gladwin; 21 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. Elder Richard Hamilton officiated and burial was in the Butman Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 27, 1982

 

 

 

DELILAH M. WALTERS

   Delilah M. Walters, 96, of 11006 Dunham Lake Rd., Nester Township, Roscommon County, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a long illness. Born in Sage Township, Aug. 12, 1895, she had spent her lifetime in the area. The former Delilah Bradley, she was married to Daniel Walters on March 2, 1914, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death, Oct. 23, 1982.
   Surviving are 3 sons, Zarold and Wayne of Gladwin and Francis of Farwell; 21 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; and 31 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son. Ward and 2 daughters, Betty Jane Klemach and Maxine Carpenter. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Elder Richard Hamilton officiated and burial was in the Butnam Township Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- January 15, 1992




EVALEEN C. WALTERS

   Evaleen C. Walters, 83, of Gladwin, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at her home. Born July 19, 1914 in Butman Township, she was the daughter of William and Maude DeLaurie Bowers. Evaleen married Wayne Walters, Sept. 9, 1935 in West Branch. She lived in Gladwin County all her life and loved being a homemaker, her garden and crocheting.

   Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Rodney and wife Donna of Harrison, and Terry and wife Mary of Gladwin; four daughters, Marcella and husband Richard Tanks of Oakely, Onalee and husband Rollin Greer, and Darla Walters of Gladwin, and Dixie and husband Stephen Dent of Midland; one brother, Max Bowers of Gladwin; two sisters, Lulubelle Walters and Beatrice Benmark, both of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Meyers. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Richard Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 25, 1998




GLADYS I. WALTERS

   Gladwy I. Wlaters, 45, of 1100 W. Dale Rd., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, after a short illness. Born in Beaverton June 19, 1940, she had spent her lifetime there. She was a member of the Albright Shores Eagles Auxiliary 3655. The former Gladys Blades was married to James H. Walters Dec. 16, 1956, in Beaverton.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, James of Beaverton, Harvey of Orange Park, Fla and Greg of Coleman; 2 daughters, Mrs. Terry (Cindy) Rodabaugh of Gladwin and Michelle, at home; her parents, William and Mildred Blades of Beaverton; one brother, Cecil of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Peterson and Mrs. Wilma Maxwell of Beavertn; and 5 grandchildren.

   Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. An Eagles Auxiliary memorial service was held Friday at 7 p.m.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 25, 1985




WAYNE J. WALTERS

   Wayne J. Walters, 82, of Gladwin, died Monday, Fev. 15, 1999 at the Gladwin Living Center. Born July 8, 1916 in Gladwin, he was the son of Daniel and Deliah Bradley Walters. He has lived in Gladwin County most all his life. Wayne married Evaleen Bowers, Sept. 9, 1935 in West Branch. She preceded him in death Feb. 20, 1998. He was a veteran of World War II. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction and for the Gladwin County Road Commission. He also worked for AC Spark Plug, and as a millwright for Buick Motors.

   Surviving are two sons, Rodney and wife Donna of Harrison, and Terry and wife Walters of Gladwin; four daughters, Marcella and husband Richard Tanks of Oakley, Onalee and husband Rollin Greer of Gladwin, and Dixie and husband Stephen Dent and Darla Walters, all of Midland; one brother, Zarold and wife Helen of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

   Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 17, 1999




ROBERT L. (BUD) WETHERBEE

            Robert L. (Bud) Wetherbee, 64, of 2025 S. M-30, Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1989, in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            Born in Romeo, Oct. 12, 1925, he moved to Gladwin County in 1982 from Royal Oak.  Mr. Wetherbee was employed in sheet metal construction and retired in February 1983.  He was a member of Sheet Metal Local 80 in Detroit and served in the Navy during World War II.

            Mr. Wetherbee and the former Jean Barron were married Oct. 17, 1970, in Hazel Park.

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

            Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  The Rev. Roy Glasgow officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, December 27, 1989, Pg. 2, Col. 3.




GEORGE WHITE

RITES HELD FOR GEORGE WHITE

   George White, 70, of Beaverton, died Friday, Dec. 6, in the Clare Hospital following an illness of several years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 28, 1898, he cam to Gladwin County 21 years ago from Toledo. He was employed in highway construction. Mr. White and the former Hazel Cornell of Beaverton, were married on Dec. 24, 1937, in Toledo.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Whitehouse of Beaverton, and Pamala White of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Welsh of Lapeer, and Mrs. Flora Cylke of Chicago Heights; and three grandchildren. Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. form the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F. E. Voller officiated and burial was in the Highland Mausoleum.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December  11, 1968, Pg. 1, Col. 5.




HAZEL M. WHITE

   Hazel M. White, 83, of Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin, following a short illness. Born Jan. 13, 1918 in McClure, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Maude (Mowan) Cornell. She lived most of her life in Gladwin County. Hazel married George White, Dec. 24, 1937 in Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1968. She worked in maintenance for Brown Machine in Beaverton.

   Surviving are two daughters, Rosemary Whitehouse of Beaverton and Pamela White of Pendleton, Or.; one granddaughter, Cathy and husband Dan Ricky of Gladwin; two grandsons, Bob and wife Dawn Whitehouse and friend Sarah Caswell of Beaverton; 10 great-grandchildren, Robert Whitehouse, Jr., Jennifer, James and Christina Whitehouse, Sarah Holcomb, Amanda Blank, Stacy Farrow, Amy Ricky, Jacob Spann, and Jason Hobkirk; two great-great-grandchildren, Haylee Blank and Blake Whitehouse; and four sisters, Kate Stillwagon of Beaverton, Helen Yeager of Shields, June Buck of Gladwin, and Viola Silence of Florida.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.  From the Gladwin County Record --- December 19, 2001




OTIS WHITEHOUSE

   Otis Whitehouse 72 of 220 6th St.,  Harrison , Passed away  on November 18th, 1984 at the Clare Nursing Home . He was born  on October 7, 1912, in Marion County, Kentucky, the son of John B. and Minnie (Dewey) Whitehouse. Mr. Whitehouse had resided in the Harrison area since 1964, moving here from Detroit. He was employed by the Clare Community Hospital before his retirement. Otis Whitehouse was united in marriage to Irene Louvett, nee Rzepnicki, on February 15, 1964 in Saginaw.

   Surviving are his wife, Irene of Harrison; 5 sons, Otis Jr., John, Robert, William and Edward all of Beaverton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Juanita Simon, also of Beaverton; 1 step-son, George Goralskin\ of Oxford; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Mack of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Elaine Dunn of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maude Hays of Lafayette, Indiana and Mrs. Ruby Yaeck of St. Clair Shores; 24 grandchildren,  20 great-grandchildren, plus a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors.

   Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 21, 1984 at 3:00 p.m. from the Coker-Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, with the Elder Dale Beavers officiating. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison Michigan.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Nov. 28, 1984, Col. 3, Pg. 2.




EDGAR L. WHITMER

RITES HELD FOR EDGAR WHITMER

   Edgar L. Whitmer, 77, died July 15 in Greenville, Ohio, following a four months illness. Born Jan. 22, 1889, in Shelby County, Ohio, he came to Beaverton in 1902. An employee of Dow Chemical Company, he made his home in Midland for a number of years, and following his retirement lived in Florida., for 15 years. He went to his daughter's home in Greenvile recently. Mr. Whitmer and the former Miss Sylvia Fike were married in Beaverton March 29, 1914. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

   Survivors are his wife; Sylvia; threee daughters, Mrs. Lola Snyder of Midland, Mrs. Lois Wilt of Coleman, Mrs. Erma Marlin of Greenville, Ohio; one son, Alton, of Midland; a sister, Mrs. Martha Dodge, of Lake Odessa; a brother, John, of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 20, 1966


 

 

SYLVIA WHITMER

RITES HERE SUNDAY FOR EX-RESIDENT

   Mrs. Sylvia Whitmer, 73, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Gladwin County, died today Wednesday) in Greenville, following a long illness. Born on Sept. 25, 1893, she resided in Gladwin County from 1902 to 1919. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. The former Sylvia Fike was married to Edgar Whitmer on March 29, 1914, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1966.
   Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lola Snyder of Midland, Mrs. Lois Wilt, Coleman, and Mrs. Erina Marlin, of Greenville, Ohio; one son, Alton of Midland; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Randall Roose will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Mrs. Whitmer is at the Hall Funeral Home. From the Gladwin County Record --- October 12, 1966

 



WILBUR R. WHITMER

   Wilbur R. Whitmern, 68, of Holland, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, following an illness of several months. Born in Alto, he llived as a child in Beavertn and in the Holland, Grand Rapids area since 1938. He served in the U.S. Army with the 126th Infantry in World War II. In 1948 he joined the U.S. Postal Service and was assigned to Holland, Grand Rapids Center in 1955. He retired in 1973. Mr. Whitmer was a member of the First United Methodist Church and V.F.W.

   Surviving are his sister, Mae Whitmer, with whom he made his home, and uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. John Whitmer of Beaverton.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 7, 1981

 

 

 

MARIE H. WILLFORD

            Marie H. Willford, 61, of 1100 Thorington Dr., Gladwin, died Sunday, Sept. 6, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness.

            Born in New Haven Feb. 19, 1926, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County.

            She was married to Thomas Willford in Greenville, Ohio, in 1950.  He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1965.

            Surviving are one daughter, Gail Copeland of Burton; one son, Richard of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Junior Bigelow of Gladwin; and one sister, Opal Henry of Gladwin.  Two sisters preceded her in death.

            Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Edward Eichenberger officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery.   Source:  Gladwin County Record, September 9, 1987, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

ROBERT F. WILL

            Robert F. Will, 75, of 107 S. Washington St., Saginaw, died Tuesday, June 11, 1991, in the Bi-County Hospital, Warren, after a long illness.

            Born in Saginaw, May 7, 1916, he moved back to Saginaw from Hay Township 6 years ago.  Mr. Will was a mechanic in auto and truck repair and also lumbered.  He served in the Navy during World War II.

            Mr. Will and the former Cora Retherford Anderson were married Sept. 28, 1963, in Reno, Nev.  She preceded him in death July 18, 1979.

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

            Rites were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel.  James Powell officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, June 19, 1991, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

REBEKAH J. WILLIS

            Rebekah J. Willis, 18, of Port Sanilac and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 24, of a heart attack in the Gladwin Area Hospital.

            She was born in Port Huron Aug. 19, 1968, and was with her parents at their place in northern Gladwin County.

            She is survived by her parents, William and Judith; 4 brothers, Andrew, Daniel, Jonathan and Jedediah, all at home; one sister, Rachel, at home; and her maternal grandmother, Letha Lundquist of Port Sanilac.

            Rites will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Carman Funeral Home, Carsonville.  Burial will be in the Port Sanilac Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, August 27, 1986, Pg. 2, Col. 4.

 

 

 

ROBERT G. WILLSON

            Robert G. Willson, 68, of Beaverton and formerly of Saginaw, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw.

            Born March 7, 1928 in Saginaw, he moved to Gladwin County in 1977.  Mr. Willson worked as a food broker for UBC Marketing.  He owned and operated the Double L Marina from 1977 to 1980 and Winegars Trading Post from 1980 to 1987.  Mr. Willson was the Hay Township supervisor from 1983 to 1992.  He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Temple No. 387 F&AM and was named Mason of the Year in 1995.  He was also a Shriner and a member of the Gladwin Eagles No. 3292.  Mr. Willson was a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church and the Gladwin Area VFW Post 11256.  He was post commander of the American Legion Post 0192 in Temperance, a member of the Eastern Star White Clover Chapter No. 84 and he also played one year for the Brooklyn Dodgers after high school.

            Mr. Willson married the former Patricia Peterman June 15, 1951 in Farmington, N.M.

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

 

 

 

ROBERT G. WILLSON

            Robert G. Willson, 68, of Beaverton and formerly of Saginaw, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw.

            Born March 7, 1928 in Saginaw, he moved to Gladwin County in 1977.  Mr. Willson worked as a food broker for UBC Marketing.  He owned and operated the Double L Marina from 1977 to 1980 and Winegars Trading Post from 1980 to 1987.  Mr. Willson was the Hay Township supervisor from 1983 to 1992.  He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Temple No. 387 F&AM and was named Mason of the Year in 1995.  He was also a Shriner and a member of the Gladwin Eagles No. 3292.  Mr. Willson was a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church and the Gladwin Area VFW Post 11256.  He was post commander of the American Legion Post 0192 in Temperance, a member of the Eastern Star White Clover Chapter No. 84 and he also played one year for the Brooklyn Dodgers after high school.

            Mr. Willson married the former Patricia Peterman June 15, 1951 in Farmington, N.M.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Gayla and husband Douglas Ayers of Monroe; 2 sons, Gregory of Clare, and Marquis of Beaverton; and 6 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Orlan in 1942.

            Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin.  The Rev. Donald Haskell officiated and burial was in the Arbutus Cemetery.  Graveside services were under the auspices of the Gladwin Area VFW Post 11256.  A Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the funeral home by the Masons of Masonic Lodge No. 397 F&AM, where Robert was a member.  Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge No. 397 Contingency Fund or the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, July 10, 1996, Pg. 11, Col. 3.

 

 

 

DOLORES G. WINKLER

   Dolores G. Winkler, 76, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away suddenly at home Aug. 3, 2002.

   She was born Sept. 26, 1925 to David and Harriet (Molesworth) Anderson in Gladwin and was a lifetime county resident.

   Dolores married Melvin J. Winkler on Sept. 28, 1945 in Gladwin.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Rebekahs in Gladwin.

   She was predeceased by her parents.

   Surviving are one son, James (Phyllis) Winkler of Gaines, Michigan; grandson James Jr. (Leslie) Winkler of Marquette; sisters, Faith Griffin of Gladwin, Grace Anderson of Midland, Harriett Schindler of Gladwin, and Rita Hall of Hope; a brother, Worth Mike Anderson of Flushing; and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Aug. 7) at 3 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Donald Haskell officiating.  Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Wagarville United Methodist Church or VFW Post 7303.  Obituary in the Gladwin County Record & Clarion, Weds, Aug. 7, 2002, Page A-2
 

 

 

MELVIN J. WINKLER

   Melvin J. Winkler, 77, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away suddenly at home Aug. 3, 2002.

   He was born Nov. 28, 1924 to Charles and Blanch (Thompson) Winkler in Flint.

   Melvin married the former Dolores Anderson on Sept. 28, 1945 in Gladwin.  He lived in Gladwin County most of his life and worked as a machine operator for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1982 after 36 years of service.

   Melvin was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Odd Fellows of Gladwin, and VFW Post 7303.

   He predeceased by his parents, and his brothers; Freddie, Henry and Ferman.

   Surviving are one son, James (Phyllis) Winkler of Gaines, Michigan; grandson James Jr. (Leslie) Winkler of Marquette; sister, Marion Wiles of Sterling; and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Aug. 7) at 3 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with the Rev. Donald Haskell officiating.  Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Military rites will be performed by VFW Post 7303.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Wagarville United Methodist Church or VFW Post 7303.  Obituary in the Gladwin County Record & Clarion, Weds, Aug 7, 2002, Page A-2:
 

 

 

ELDEN GAGE WITKOVSKY

     Elden G. Witkovsky, 89, of Beaverton, died Monday, July 3, 1995 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a long illness. Born July 1, 1906 in Caro, he resided in Beaverton since 1971 when he moved from Breckenridge. Mr. Witkovsky farmed in the Coleman and Beaverton areas until retiring in 1961. He was employed by Farmers Petroleum in Breckenridge from 1961 to 971. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and the Beaverton Housing Commission, where he was instrumental in the beginning plans for the Beaverton Manor. Mr. Witkovsky was active with Beavercraft, Grange and the Coleman PTA, where he served as president. In addition he was involved with Farm Bureau, the 4-H leaders in Midland County, the Mid Mich Travel Club, Meals on Wheels, Gideons International (Gladwin County Camp) and Mid Michigan Alliance.

     He married the former Ethel McKimmy Feb. 12, 1927 in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Lowell and wife Delma of Martinsburg, Penn. and William and wife Lovene of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Evelyn and husband Neil Bullerman of Muskegon, Charlene and husband Oscar Anderson of Gladwin, and Lila and husband Lee Hannahs of Beaverton; 4 brothers, Clifton of Pigeon, Clayton of Caro, Loren of Colony, Texas, and Robert of Bay City; 2 sisters, Donna McDaniel of Sun City, Fla. and Roberta Rappel of Bay City; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Earl and a sister, Onita Ringle.

     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Church of the Brethren, Beaverton with the Rev. Kenneth Golay officiating. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel from noon to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday). Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.   From the Gladwin County Record --- July 5, 1995

 

 

 

ETHEL O. WITKOVSKY

      Ethel O. Witkovsky, 87 of Beaverton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27 1995, at the Gladwin Pines Nursing home. The former Ethel McKimmy died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home following a long illness.

Born Sept. 24 1908 in Beaverton, she was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Mrs. Witkovsky was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, Farm Bureau, the Gladwin County Gideon Auxiliary and the Coleman P.T.A. She was also a 4-H leader and active with the Beaverton Meals on Wheels program.

     The former Ethel McKimmy married Elden Witkovsky Feb. 12 1927 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death July 3 1995.

     Surviving are 2 sons, Lowell and wife Delma of Martinsburg, Penn., and William and wife Lovene of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Evelyn and husband Neil Bullerman of Muskegon, Lila and husband Lee Hannahs of Beaverton and Charlene and husband Oscar Anderson of Gladwin; one sister, Florence Rachel Peterson; 13 grandchildren; and  31 great-grandchildren.

     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Kenneth Golay officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel.   From the Gladwin County Record, January 3, 1996.

 

 

 

BERNIECE E. WOOD

     Berniece E. Wood, 74, of Beaverton passed away Nov. 3, 2003 at Tender Care Nursing Home in Clare following a long illness. She was born March 9, 1929 to Ellis and Velma (Cochran) McKimmy in Gladwin. She married Darrel Wood on Aug. 21, 1948 in Beaverton; he preceded her in death in 1998. The lifetime resident was a member of the Eastern Stars and Beaverton Methodist Church.

     Berniece is survived by two sons, Larry Wood of Beaverton and Gary (Kari) Wood of Casnovia, Michigan, and her sister Madonna Sherlock of Beaverton. In addition to her husband, Berniece was preceded by her parents and her grandson Shawn Wood in 1977. According to the wishes of the family, cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home.

[Note: Obituary is missing Jennifer Ann Wood as a Survivor. Granddaughter of: Darrel & Berniece E. (McKimmy) Wood.]   From the Gladwin County Record --- November 5, 2003

 

 

 

BLANCHE IVA WOOD

     Mrs. Blanche Wood died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Vannatter, after a long illness. Mrs. Wood was born in Van Wert, Ohio. November 21, 1878, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melville Murphy. In 1896 she was married to Richard Imler of Van Wert, Ohio, who preceded her in death. To them was born one daughter. In 1900 she moved to Gladwin with her parents. On August Behnke and one son, Her-to George E. Wood, who died September 4, 1929.

     Surviving her are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melville Murphy, three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Wilkinson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mrs. Ernest Vannatter and Mrs. August Behnke and one son Herbert Wood of Gladwin, three sisters, Mrs. Maud Long of Phillips, Mississippi, Mrs. Chas. Drew and Mrs. Carey Hoffman of Ft Wayne, Indiana, four brothers Walter Murphy of Addison, Rome of Cleveland, Ohio, Clark of Flint, and Homer of Convoy, Ohio, five grandsons, Edward and Clyde Wilkinson of Ft. Wayne, Clare, Darrell and Rex Wood of Gladwin, three grand daughters, Jo Ann and Connie Behnke and Annalee Vannatter of Gladwin.

     Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Karl Keefer at 1:30 Tuesday at the Vannatter residence and at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church. Burial was in Ridge Cemetery. Pall bearers were Glenn Wagar, David Hawkins, Alex Diffins, Dr. F. E. Myers, Norman Wagar, and Herbert Leininger. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Huffman and family of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Clark Murphy and family of Flint, Mr. and Mrs. Nila Wood, Elliot Wood, Wendell Wood and Mrs. Clarence Cook of Detroit and Mrs. Mrs. Art Buchanan of Saginaw.  Gladwin County Record Obituary dated 07-26/1939 Col-6 Page-5.

 

 

 

HANNAH FRANCIS WOOD
     ---Mrs. George Wood, of McClure, died with consumption June 28 at her father's home in Tilsonburg, Canada, where she and her husband had gone a few weeks ago on a visit. She leaves a little boy 3 years old. The many friends of this community extend their sympathy to the sorrowing husband and child.  Source: Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1895 Col-1 Page-7.

 

 

 

DARREL HERBERT WOOD

   Darrel H. Wood, 80 of Beaverton died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. He was born, Sept. 20 1918 in Gladwin. He married Berniece (McKimmy) Wood on Aug 21, 1948 in Beaverton. She survives him. He worked for Beaverton Rural Schools as a bus driver and mechanic. He retired in 1981 after 32 years.

   He was a member of the Beaverton Fire Department for 40 years, fire chief for 25 years and Beaverton city marshall for 15 years. He was a veteran and a member of VFW No. 7303. Surviving in addition to his wife Berniece, are sons; Gary (Kari) Wood of Beaverton; Larry Wood of Beaverton; and one brother, Rex Wood of DeWitt. Darrel was predeceased by a grandson, Shawn James Wood  in 1977. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, MI 48624. (517) 426-7651.  From the Gladwin County Record --- October 14, 1998  [Note: Area Code 517 changed to 989.]




EFFIE WOOD

RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. EFFIE WOOD

     Mrs. Effie Wood, 80, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, March 31, at the Clare Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Clare County on Dec 29, 1889, she had spent her life in Gladwin County. The former Effie Bryan, she was married to Herbert Wood on Aug. 7, 1914, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in 1968.

     Surviving are four sons, Darrel of Beaverton, Clare, of Tampa, Fla., Milton, of Marshall, and Rex, of DeWitt; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Cetas, of Harbor Springs and Mrs. Iva Austin, of Bartow, Fla.; one brother, Ray Bryan, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 18 grandchildren. Rites will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Allen Parker will officiate and burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery.  Gladwin County Record Obituary dated 04-01/1970 Col-7 Page-1.



GEORGE E. WOOD
  George E. Wood was born at Morpeth, Ont., Canada, Oct. 26, 1866, and departed this life at his home in Gladwin, Sept. 4, 1929, at his home in Gladwin, Sept. 4, 1929, at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 9 days. He was the eldest son of Martin E. Wood and Catherine Jackson. On June 22, 1889, he was united in marriage to Hannah Francis of Port Burwell, Canada. To this union two children were born, Evelyn, who died at the age of six months and Herbert. Mrs. Wood died in 1895 and was taken to her old home at Port Burwell for burial.
     In 1896 he was united in marriage to Clara Reigle of Gladwin. To this union three daughters were born, Amanda, (who died with the Flu in 1918) and Myrtle and Mae. In 1903 Mrs. Wood died and was buried in the Ridge cemetery. In August 1905, he was united in marriage to Blanche Imler of Gladwin who patiently cared for him during his long illness. He had given his heart to God and was ready for the final summons.
     Mr. Wood came to Gladwin from Canada 36 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one son, Herbert, of Davison, Mich., three daughters, Mrs. August Behnke and Mrs. Ernest Vannatter, both of Gladwin, and Mrs. Clyde Wilkinson of Indianapolis, Ind., and three grand children, Clare, Darrel and Rex, also one brother, James of Detroit, four sisters, Mrs. George Smith of Duluth, Minn., Mrs. George Stuck of Georgetown; Delaware, Mrs. Dave Wood of Erieau, Ont., and Mrs. Amanda Atchinson of Gladwin, besides a host of relatives and friends.   From The Gladwin County Record, Sept. 12, 1929, Col. 4, Pg. 1.

 

 

GLADYS IRENE DORSEY WOOD

            Gladys Irene Wood, 67, of 1786 Dow Dr., Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a short illness.

            Born in Konova, W. Va., Sept. 12, 1924, she moved to Gladwin County several years ago.  Mrs. Wood was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church and the Gladwin Eagles Club 3292.

            The former Gladys Dorsey, she was married to Claude Wood on Nov. 5, 1983.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Griffith of Gladwin; 2 step-sons, Howard Wood of Gladwin and Michael Wood of Lapeer; a step-daughter, Mona MacDonald of New York; and 22 grandchildren.

            Rites were held Sunday at noon from Christ the King Lutheran Church.  Pastor Roger Hardy officiated and burial was in the Glenn Eden Cemetery, Livonia.  An Eagles Memorial Service was held Saturday at 7 p.m. Sisson Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements.  Source: August 12, 1992, Pg 2, Col 2.




HERBERT M. WOOD

SERVICES HELD FOR HERBERT WOOD

     Services were held Saturday for Herbert M. Wood, 76, of Gladwin, who died Wednesday, Dec. 25, following an illness of 10 days. Born in Tillotsonbury, Ont., Canada, May 16, 1892, he had been a resident of Gladwin County for 70 years. He was a member of the city volunteer fire department for 55 years until retiring in 1966. Mr. Wood was employed as a truck driver for the Gladwin Flouring Mills, retiring in 1964, after 30 years.

     He and the former Effie Bryan were married in Gladwin on August 7, 1914. Surviving are his wife, Effie of Gladwin; three sons, Clare of Tampa, Fla., Darrel of Beaverton and Rex of DeWitt; a stepson, Milton Reigle of Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Behnke of Gladwin and Mrs. May Vannatter of Houghton Lake; and 18 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Allen Parker officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.   From The Gladwin County Record, January 1, 1969, Col. 6, Pg. 1.

 

 

 

MARTIN ELLIOT WOOD

     Martin Eliot Wood died June 11 at the home of his son George in Sage township at the age of 77 years and 15 days. He was born in Morpeth, Kent county, Ontario, May 27, 1838. In 1858 he united in marriage with Catharine Pettite. To this union were born two children, William and Margaret. In 1863 his wife died, and in 1865 he was married to Mercy Katharine Jackson. To this union were born two sons, George and James, four daughters, Sarah, Katharine, Maud and Amanda.

     He was converted in the M.E. church, Canada 30 years ago, and since then lived a consistent Christian life. He is survived by two sons, George and James Wood, four daughters, Mrs. Al. Heath of Chatham, Ont., Mrs. Henry Craig of Northwood, Canada, Mrs. Maud Bell, Chrishom, Minn., and Mrs. F.E. Atchinson of Gladwin, also 29 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Wagarville church at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Wade.   From The Gladwin County Record, June 17, 1915, Col. 5, Pg. 1.




SHAUN JAMES WOOD

   Shaun James Wood, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wood died Wednesday, November 30, at the family home at 123 Saginaw St. Beaverton, after a 24 hour illness. Born August 28, 1977, in Clare, he was 3 months and 2 days old.

   Surviving are his parents, Larry and Maria Wood; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Wood of Beaverton, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller of Bentley; great grandmothers, Velma McKimmy of Beaverton, and Mrs. Alice Lindsay of Bay City, and great grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Miller of Bay City. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Beaverton Chapel Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- December 7, 1977

 

 

 

NANCY L. WOODARD

Mrs. Nancy L. Woodard

                Nancy L. Woodard was born in Alborough, Ontario, May 3, 1844. She was united in marriage to Edwin B. Woodard Sept. 28, 1861. In 1864 they came to Speaker, Sanilac county, Michigan and there they cleared a farm and made their home until 1899. They then moved to Gladwin, purchasing a farm in Sage township.

                Due to failing health they sold the farm in 1910 and came to Gladwin.

                The husband preceded her in death 13 years ago, in 1915.

                Mrs. Woodard was converted in 1870 and remained a faithful Christian until her death December 4, 1928. She had reached the age of 84 years, 7 months and 1 day.

                She leaves to mourn her loss seven children, C. E. Woodard, Mrs. C. A. Bradley, Mrs. G. A. Molesworth and Mrs. Ira Carpenter of Gladwin, and Mrs. D. A. Bradley of Boyne City, and R. M. Woodard of Port Huron, and Mrs. Leo Moore of Lansing; 34 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
                Services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carlos Bradley, and from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. Rev. Leroy M. Whitney, pastor of the church, officiating. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.  Gladwin County Record, Dec 13, 1928, Col 5 Page 5




JESSE J. WOODMAN

   Jesse J. Woodman, 29, of Bay City, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 10, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Traverse City on Feb. 2, 1955, he moved to Bay City two and a half years ago from Hope. Mr. Woodman was a driver for the Bay Metro Transit. He was a member of the Edenville Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was married to the former Karla Jones Feb. 27, 1982, in Edenville.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jessie Woodman of Kalkaska; 2 brothers, Mike of Perth, Australia and Pat of Lansing; 2 sisters, Mrs. Susan Fender of Boardman and Mrs. Cindy Saxton of Johannesburg. An infant son, Joseph preceded him in death Sept. 21, 1983. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Edenville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Elders Don Stewart, Paul Shoun and Robert Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home. Beaverton Chapel, after 4 p.m. Wednesday.   From the Gladwin County Record ---September 12, 1984

 

 

 

ERNEST C. WRIGHT

            Ernest C. Wright, 47, of 1679 N. Chappel Dam Rd., Gladwin, died Sunday, October 20, at Gladwin Area Hospital, following a heart attack 12 days before.

            Born in Lansing, March 18, 1927, he was employed at Gladwin Machine Products as a machine operator.  A veteran of the U.S. army in World War II, he came to Gladwin in 1972 from Lansing.

            Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs. Merton (Catherine) Dungerow of Gladwin, Mrs. Eugene Satterlee of Charlotte, and Mrs. David Hugger of Lansing; 4 brothers, Lowell Wright of Gladwin, Charles of Diamondale, Harold of Lansing and Burr of Martin.

            Services are being held today (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Philip Geeck officiating and burial in Ridge Cemetery.  Source:  Gladwin County Record, October 23, 1974, Pg. 2, Col. 3.

 

 

 

BERTHA YAGER, 93

     Mrs. Bertha M. Yager, 93, of Beaverton, died Monday, Sept. 13, at the Most Nursing Home in Gladwin following a short illness. Born in Virginia on Jan 13, 1878, she had lived in Beaverton for 50 years and the past six in Gladwin. The former Bertha McKimmy, she was married to Harry Yager in 1898 in Coleman. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1959.

     Surviving are three sons, Ray, of Shields, Clare and Rolland, of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Blehem, of Defiance, Ohio; two brothers, Ottamar McKimmy, of Gladwin and Jay McKimmy, of Ludington; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

     Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- September 15, 1971

 

 

 

CLARE YAGER

   Clare Yager, 70,of 3176 West Zuber Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, in the Clare Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Cadillac on April 10, 1906, he came to Gladwin County in 1920 from Wexford County. Mr. Yager was retired as owner of Yager Construction Co. in Beaverton. He was a member of the Beaverton F & AM Lodge No. 453.

   He and the former Magarette Burr were married on August 29, 1927, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ardis Larkin and Mrs. JoAnn Brown of Beaverton and Mrs. Bernice Green of Clare; 3 sons, Jerry, Marlin and James of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Ray of Shields and Rolland of Beaverton; and one sister, Mrs. Maxine Blohm of Defiance, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

   Services were held Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.   From the Gladwin County Record --- Jan 12, 1977




FAY A. YAGER

BEAVERTON MAN DIED AFTER FRACAS

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Fay A. Yager, 40, of Beaverton, who died Sunday at the Midland hospital. Yager was admitted to the hospital Saturday afternoon, nearly 18 hours after being involved in an altercation Friday evening on a Beaverton street. Prosecutor Cyrus Y. Atlee said that according to statements made by witnesses, Yager engaged in a prolonged argument at a Beaverton tavern with Archie Fackler, 43, of Gladwin. Fackler, a member of Boman's Tavern shuffle-board team, had gone to Beaverton to play a match with the Beaverton team. Yager was not a member of the Beaverton team but joined the group as an onlooker.

   Witnesses told officers that during the verbal exchange, about a seat at a table, Yager invited Fackler outside to settle the matter. During the brief fight in which blows were struck, Yager fell and struck his head on the icy sidewalk, losing consciousness. Only a few persons were aware that the argument had been carried on outside the tavern. He was taken to his home Friday night, but was removed to the hospital when he failed to regain his senses.

   Report of an autopsy conducted by Dr. L. J. Kassa, of Midland, revealed that Yager's death was caused, by intra-cranial hemorrhages on both sides of the head, and a skull fracture on the left side of the head. Mr. Atlee said this morning that any coroner's inquest must be held in Midland county by Midland authorities because the death occurred there. Atlee also stated that Fackler was not being held and that evidence, revealed so far, does not warrant the placing of charges by authorities.

   Sheriff Arthur Kelly, Mr. Atlee and Coroner A. H. Bradley, of Midland, have been cooperating in the investigation of the matter. Mr. Yager was born in December 20, 1910 in Cadillac, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yager, and was a resident of Gladwin County about 30 years. On May 6, 1941 he married Miss Helen Ruth Searfoss, of Gladwin. He was a veteran of World War II, serving nearly two years overseas in the European theater, and a member of the VFW post. He was engaged in the contracting business in Beaverton with his father and brothers.

   Mr. Yager will be at the home of his parents until the time of the service at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Services will be held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiating. Burial will be made in the Dale cemetery, and wil be under the auspices of the Beaverton Veterans of Foreign War Post.  From the Gladwin County Record --- Feb 14, 1951




JOHN HENRY “HARRY” YAGER

Harry Yeager

Services Thursday

     John Henry (Harry) Yeager,92, of Beaverton, died suddenly at his home on Monday. He was born in Capac on March 4, 1866, and was married to the former Miss Bertha M. McKimmy in Coleman in 1898. A Gladwin County resident for 88 years, Mr. Yeager formerly operated a farm. He was a member of the Beaverton F. & A. Lodge and Order of Railroad Conductors.

     Survivors include his widow Bertha; a daughter Maxine, of Defiance, Ohio; and a son Clare, of Beaverton. A daughter Fay preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Allen Cobb will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery under the auspices of the F. & A.M. Lodge.   From the Gladwin County Record --- February 25, 1959




ROLLAND J. YAGER

   Rolland J. Yager, 85, of Beaverton, died Friday, March 23, 2001 at Gladwin Living Centre in Gladwin after a long illness. Born Sept. 13, 1915 in Cadillac, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Rolland married Mable Stillwagon, June 17, 1938 in Beaverton. He was owner/operator of Yager Construction in Beaverton, retiring in 1980. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge #453 in Coleman.

   Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Ron and wife Cathy of Houghton Lake, and Mickey of Beaverton; six grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Blohm of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Ray, Clare, and Fay. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.   From the Gladwin County Record --- March 28, 2001.

 

 

 

RUTH M. YAGER

     Ruth M. Yager, 83, of 110 Knox St., Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 3, in W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital Jackson, after a long illness.

     Born in Lenawee County May 28, 1901, she spent most of her life in Beaverton. Mrs. Yager retired as a bank teller at the Gladwin County Bank in 1962. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

     Surviving are one son, John of Spring Arbor, 2 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Robinson of Jackson and Mrs. Phyllis Causey of Hayward, Calif., one brother, J. Ray McKimmy of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

     Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Mike Clark will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Hall Funeral Home.  From the Gladwin County Record --- February 6, 1985

 

 

 

CAROL ANN YOST

   Mrs. Carol Ann Yost, 51, of 468 S. Ross St., Beaverton, died suddenly Thursday, April 29, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Saginaw on December 12, 1930, she had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. She was a former librarian at the Beaverton Branch of the county library and was formerly employed by Brown Machine. Mrs. Yost had been a Girl Scout teacher at the Beaverton United Methodist Church. She was also active in several other community activities. The former Carol Wagar, she was married to D. J. Yost on November 19, 1949, in Beaverton.

   Surviving besides her husband are 2 sons, Daniel and Richard of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Larry (Deboria) Silver of Bay City and Mrs. Larry (Kay) Cramer of Beaverton; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Jay (Vera) McKimmy of Ludington; her grandmother, Mrs. Queen Glidden of Beaverton; one brother, Donald Wagar of Midland; 2 half-brothers, Charles Wagar of Oregon and William Wagar of Livonia; one half-sister, Orrine Broka of Beaverton and 3 grand-children. Her father Orlen Wagar, preceded her in death.

   Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- May 5, 1982.

 

 

 

CLYDE R. YOST

   Services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. for Clyde R. Yost, 80, who died at his Beaverton home Tuesday, Oct. 29, after a brief illness. Born in Henry County, Ohio, December 6, 1887, he was an engineer and crane operator in construction work before his retirement. Coming to Gladwin County in 1917, Mr. Yost was married to the former Leona Grant in Saline August 8, 1925. He was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau.

   Surviving him are his wife, Leona; a son, D.J. Yost of Beaverton; a daughter, Mrs. Fay Ann Bay of Clare; two step-sons, Clyde Grant and Claude Grant, of Beaverton; a brother, Floyd of Dorintost, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Williams of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Ann McClure of Tecumseh, and Mrs. Belva Cornell of Apache Junction, Ariz.

   The services will be at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles E. Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery.   From the Gladwin County Record --- October 30, 1968.

 

 

 

MRS. JENNIE C. YOST

   Jennie C. French was born in Bear Branch, Indiana, July 2, 1848, and departed this life September 14, 1934, aged 86 years, 2 months and 12 days. On November 14, 1934, she was united in marriage to John Davis Yost of Grand Rapids, Ohio. To this union 11 children were born, 5 girls and 6 boys. She was preceded in death by her husband and three children. She was affiliated with the Protestant Christian Faith and was a member of the United Brethren church of McClure, Ohio until she moved to Michigan, when she joined the Methodist church in Beaverton.

   She leaves to mourn 8 children, Mary L. Yantis, Findlay, Ohio; Anna McClure, Tecumseh; Elum Yost, San Ardo, Calif.; Lytle Yost, Pennent, Sask., Can.; Eva Williams, Clyde R. Yost an Belva Cornell, Beaverton; Floyd E. Yost, Success, Sask., Can.; 37 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one brother and a host of relatives and friends.

   Burial was made at the McClure cemetery at McClure, Ohio. A precious one from us is gone, A voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our home. Which never can be filled.  From the Gladwin County Record --- September 27, 1934

 

 

 

LYLE YOST

YOST BABY DIES AT BAY CITY HOSPITAL

   Lyle Yost, 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Yost, of Beaverton, died November 12 at the hospital in Bay City. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, with Elder Willis Schrock officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery.  From the Gladwin County Record --- November 17 1943.