Manistee County Obituary Index
Manistee News Advocate

May not list all deaths in Manistee County,
only those that had obituaries in this newspaper.

January 1999

Deceased Death Birth Spouse Funeral Home Cemetery
Barnard, Mary I.
Parents: George Leatherman
Sheila Tracy d. 1993
Grandparents:
Charles & Mary Leatherman
Frances & Charlotte Tracy
at Pleasanton
1 Jan 1999
Benzonia
Residence
15 Jun 1960
Frankfort
D.E. Barnard Bennett-Jonkhoff
Beulah
Pleasanton Twp.
Mai, Edward
Parents: Edward Mai
Maria Irtenkauf
1 Jan 1999 3 Aug 1910
Eislingen-Phils
Germany
md. Anna Meisl
1938
St. Alphonse Catholic Ch.
Chicago
(d. 1952)
Herbert
Manistee
St. Joseph Cem.
River Grove, IL
Joann L. Collar
Parents: John Myers & Marcia Jones
11 Jan 1999
Irons
28 Feb 1932
Lake County
R.B. Collar
Indiana
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Lakeview Cemetery
Huffman, Robert
Parents: H. Clyde Huffman & Ernestine Eva Sorby
10 Jan 1999
Bear Lake
28 May 1916
Jerome
E. Crandall
Addison
Edwards F.H.
Bear Lake
Pleasanton Twp.
Bezesky, Kenneth M.
Parents: John Mike Bezesky
Shirley Kauntiz
8 Jan 1999 10 Dec 1961
Detroit
Johnson
Manistee
St. Joseph Catholic Cem.
Onekama
Johnson, Robert W. Sr.
Parents: Florence Jester
Adopted by:
Carl Johnson
Agnes West
8 Jan 1999 9 Oct 1935
Baltimore. MD
M.L. Fortier
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cem.
Manistee
May, Egalia M.
Parents: Minor D. King & Effie Root
6 Jan 1999
Traverse City Residence
10 Jan 1908
Thompsonville
Ivan A. May
31 Oct 1928
Thompsonville
Reynolds-Jonkhoff
Traverse City
Cleon Twp. Cem.
Copemish
Kott, Gordon J.
Parents: Floyd Robert Kott & Sylvia Frelka
10 Jan 1999
Georgetown, FL
(formerly of Manistee)
8 Jun 1932 G. Green
1952
Watts F.H.
San Mateo, FL
Cremation
Leiffers, Kevin Lee
Parents: Wanda K, & Jessie C. Jobbins
Grandparents:
John Leiffers (d. Dec 1997)
Gladys V. Leiffers (d. Sep 1998)
28 Nov 1998
Fayetteville, NC
(Formerly of Irons)
cremation
St.John, Bronell Barbara
Parents: John Cremer & Marvel Houser
12 Jan 1999
Flint
(formerly of Wellston)
16 Sep 1921
Owosso
Edwin St.John
deceased
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Wellston Cem.
Newman, Sarah Jane
Mother: Delores Rasmusson
7 Jan 1999
Surprise, AZ
(formerly of Manistee)
Sun West Funeral Home
El Mirage, AZ
Fink, Werner L.
Parents: William Fink & Anna Radtke
12 Jan 1999 19 Oct 1908
Bear Lake
Johnson F.H. Old Schoolhouse Cem.
Brown Twp.
Drobena, Melton Thomas
Parents: Thomas Drobena & Anna Kobza
Sister: Anna Drobena McCormick
12 Jan 1999
at Traverse City
(Copemish Residence)
6 Mar 1924
Copemish
Margaret Terwilliger
Kaleva
Cleon Twp. Cem.
Christian, Cheryl Ann
Parents: Jay Miehlke & Betty
13 Jan 1999
Lansing
4 Nov 1947 B. L. Christian Tiffany F.H.
Lansing
St. Joseph Cem.
Location?
Closson, Faith 12 Jan 1999
Greensboro NC
(formerly of Manistee)
Max Closson
Opened Closson's Jewelry Store 1951
McQueen, Patricia Ann
Parents: Ward Kelley & Alpherma Patterson
3 Jan 1999 29 Apr 1944
Manistee
D.K. McQueen
Riverdale
Service at Ferris Church of Christ
Witkowski, Genevieve H.
Parents: Stanley Wrzesinski & Vernice Adamczak
14 Jan 1999 31 Mar 1910
Manistee
md. Harry F. Witkowski
29 Dec 1930
St. Joeseph
Manistee
(d. 9 Aug 1988)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Drew, Robert L. 16 Jan 1999
Grand Rapids
Age 77 Reyers North Valley F.C.
Grand Rapids
Ft. Custer Natl.
Cem., Augusta, MI
Guenthardt, Gordon
Parents: Jacob G. Guenthardt & Louise Rhieman
16 Jan 1999 12 Feb 1924
Claybrook
J. Sams
1946
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Mills, Ruby H.
Parents: Alexander McCready & Caroline Kemtschmit
17 Jan 1999 11 Jul 1910
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
md. Joseph C. Mills
30 Apr 1930
St. Mary's
Catholic
Sault Ste. Marie
(d. May 1973)
Herbert
Manistee
Oaklawn Chapel Gardens
Sault Ste. Marie
Ziehm, Louise W.
Parents: Herman Ziehm & Margaret Lutz
15 Jan 1999
Manistee
6 Jan 1912
Bear Lake
Johnson
Manistee
Bear Lake Twp. Cem.
Sorensen, Dixie H.
Parents: Howard Hunt & Pauline
17 Jan 1999 19 Apr 1925
Mason City IA
md. Robert E. Sorensen
27 Dec 1949
(d. 1 Apr 1970)
Johnson
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Dean, Howard
Parents: Ackenassasa Dean & Roseann Wayeshe
20 Jan 1999
Brethren
24 Dec 1921
North Port
Ruth Terwilliger
Kaleva
Corfu Cem.
Penny, Ronald
Parents: Myrlen Penny & Dorothy Homburg
21 Jan 1999
Free Soil
3 Mar 1936
Detroit
A.S. Winner
1957
Stephens F.C.
Scottville
Maple Grove
Free Soil
Townsend, Gladys L.
Parents: Alfred Land & Orah Snyder
25 Jan 1999
Brethren
28 Jan 1904
Evart
md. Carl Townsend
30 Jun 1921
Flint
(d. 9 Aug 1998)
Johnson
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Kraus, Ernest Martin
Parents: Ernest Kraus & Elizabeth
13 Jan 1999
Denham Springs, LA
24 Feb 1951
Manistee
Seale F.H.
Denham Springs, LA
Evergreen Mem. Park
Denham Springs, LA
McCray, Jean M.
Parents: Avon H. Reich & Ida Mae Carr
19 Jan 1999
at Pentwater
15 Mar 1921
Chikasaw, OK
Dorrell F.H.
Ludington
Service at Ludington Baptist Church
Mitchell, Eleanore Marie Albrecht 15 Jan 1999
Orlando, FL
8 May 1930
Manistee
David H. Mitchell
Ozdych, Valentine J.
Parents: Casimer Ozdych & Gertrude Witucki
22 Jan 1999
Holmes Beach FL
23 Feb 1939
Manistee
J. Kobe Calumet St. Bernard Catholic
Holmes Beach
Harju Thornback, Hilja Marie
Parents: John Hiipakka & Fiina Stenback
27 Jan 1999
Kaleva
2 Jun 1903
Cooks Mills
md. August Harju (d. 1972)
md. Stanley Thornback
(d. 1991)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Maple Grove Twp. Cem.

February 1999

Deceased Death Birth Spouse Funeral Home Cemetery
Knizacky, Francis Joseph "Fritz"
Parents: Joseph J. Knizacky & Caroline Simarack
30 Jan 1999
Free Soil
2 Apr 1925
Free Soil
L.A. Marquardt
1952
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
St. John Cantius
Free Soil
Spivey, Josephine
Parents: Anthony Drewnak & Antoine Oleniezak
30 Jan 1999 19 Sep 1911
Manistee
md. John Spivey 1936
Manistee
(d. 3 Jun 1973)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Hanes, Wesley Jerald
Parents: Daniel Hanes & Grace Cook
2 Feb 1999
Kaleva
3 Jan 1914
Brethren
A. Andrews
1942
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Brethren Cem.
Polisky, Thelma M.
Parents: Ellis Clark & Myrtle Beistline
3 Feb 1999
East Lake
21 Jul 1903
Pittsburg PA
md. Anthony Polisky
19 Aug 1925
Manistee
(d. 3 Jun 1980)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Sapatka, Mary Eva
Anthony Masunas & Mary Yosikas
3 Feb 1999
Wellston
19 Nov 1906
Cannonsburg, PA
md. Albert Sapatka
(d. 1993)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Wellston Cem.
Wrzesinski, Clarence Edward
Parents: Edward Wrzesinski & Clara Kubiak
8 Feb 1999 21 Apr 1918
Manistee
md. Mildred
(d. 1976)
md. M. Kerby
Frankfort
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Cremation
Blasky, Frank J.
Mother: Elizabeth (Betty) Schnibbe
6 Feb 1999
East Lake
8 Jun 1914
East Lake
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Heffner, Duwane Hilty
Parents: Benjamin H. Heffner & Mable Hilty
3 Feb 1999
Bear Lake
29 May 1923
Pittsburg, PA
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Services at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Onekama
Myers, Gladys E.
Parents: George D. Hale & Evalinea M. Remington
7 Feb 1999
(formerly of Bear Lake)
15 May 1900
Crystal Lake
Benzie County
Edwards
Bear Lake
Pleasanton Twp. Cem.
Peterson, Wayne Allen
Parents: L. Peterson & J. Malkowski
Grandparents: Leonard Earl Peterson & Irene Baron; Anthony & Justine Malkowski
6 Feb 1999
Kaleva
8 Jan 1957
Manistee
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Wallner, Lucille M.
Parents: Joseph Bladzik & Bernice Modrzejewski
7 Feb 1999
Manistee
25 Jul 1912
Manistee
md. Raymond J. Wallner
9 May 1935
St. Joseph
Manistee
(d. Dec 1981)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Beekman, Fred H. 17 Feb 1999
Holland
Florence Dykstra F.H.
Holland
Pilgrim Home Cem.
Biederman, Doris Marie
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Frederiksen
18 Feb 1999
Ludington

(formerly of Manistee)

5 May 1913
Manistee
Henry Edward Biederman
(d. Dec 1981)
Alexander-Rye F.H.
Ludington
Oak Grove
Manistee
Potter, Nancy Louise
Parents: LaVerne Domres & Margaret McFadzen
18 Feb 1999
Brethren
17 Feb 1942 D. Potter
Cadillac
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Brethren Cem.
Kran, Aldonna
Parents: Anton Yanusz & Domicella
11 Feb 1999
Free Soil
29 Oct 1926
Fountain
R. Kran
1946
Stephens F.C.
Scottville
Riverside Cem.
Custer
Kuras, Donna Marie
Parents: Irving Welch & Florence
12 Feb 1999
Kalamazoo
22 Mar 1945
Ann Arbor
Dale Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren F.H. Cremation
Lempke, Lawrence A. "Butch"
Parents: Lawrence G. Lempke & Anna Sams
18 Feb 1999
Manistee
(formerly of Brethren)
12 May 1948
Manistee
Johanna Herbert
Manistee
Randall, Helen M. no data
Springborn, Marie L.
Parents: John Morong & Victoria Horvanec
14 Feb 1999
East Lake
25 Apr 1918
Free Soil
md. Donald Springborn
8 Jun 1936
St. John Cantius
Free Soil
(d. 13 Feb 1989)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Bukowski, John "Buks"
Parents: James Bukowski & Mary Ignasiak
12 Feb 1999 25 Aug 1923
Manistee
md. Shirley Hummel
1972
Manistee
(d. 14 Feb 1983)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Cremation
Cassidy, Joseph E.
Parents: Frank Cassidy & Dora Roddy
14 Feb 1999
Manistee
(formerly of Big Rapids)
20 Aug 1920
Big Rapids
md. Marion Higley
(d. 1954)
md. M. Wakenman
Rogers-Mohnke F.H.
Big Rapids
Mt. Carmel
Johnson, Vivian I.
Parents: Benjamin Stevenson & Ivah Bradford
12 Feb 1999
Cadillac
21 Aug 1914
Manistee County
md. Anton "Tony" Johnson
8 Dec 1934
Manistee
(d. 27 Apr 1962)
Hitesman F.H.
Cadillac
Maple Hill Cem.
Cadillac
Muszynski, Francis V. 15 Feb 1999 21 Mar 1919
Ludington
Eleanor
(d. 1987)
Robarts F.H.
Sarasota, FL
Service: Catholic Church of the Incarnaion
Sarasota, FL
Dulinski, Joseph
Parents: Joseph Dulinski & Frances Wentland
22 Feb 1999 24 Aug 1912
Manistee
md. Florence (Tina) Bladzik
11 Feb 1933
St. Joseph's
Manistee
(d. 18 Jan 1975)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Hansen, Marie A.
Parents: Steven Benaske & Anna Russia
21 Feb 1999
Caro
(formerly of Midland)
4 Sep 1906
Cleveland, OH
md. John L. Hansen
9 Jun 1933
Indiana
Wake Smith Woolever F.C.
Midland
Midland Memorial Gardens
O Gawa, Dr. Raymond Michio 1 Feb 1999
Petoskey
21 Jul 1904
Honolulu
Margaret Elizabeth
Braund
(d. 24 Jul 1998)
Memorial in Manistee Summer of 1999
Ramirez, Meda
Parents: Edward Ward & Rose Hall
21 Feb 1999
Frankfort
12 Dec 1932
Elberta
Mc Elduff F.H.
Towsley, Clarence E.
Parents: Charles Towsley & Nettie Cook
23 Feb 1999
Manistee
2 Feb 1908
Thompsonville
Iva
(deceased)
Edwards
Bear Lake
Conway Cem.
Swain, Georgian Kay
Parents: S. Masunas & S. A. Wayward
24 Feb 1999
Wellston
23 Apr 1950
Irons
R. Swain Terwilliger
Kaleva
Service: St. Bernard's
Irons
Cremation
Hindman, Juanita Rose (Peggy)
Parents: Alonza Skidmore & Grace Reiter
23 Feb 1999
Scottville
(formerly of Brethren)
16 Aug 1916
Indiana
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Service: Lakeview Church of the Brethren
Gilbert, Allister D.
Parents: Claude Gilbert & Leona Kawczinski
25 Feb 1999
Arcadia
19 Jan 1924
Arcadia
Edwards
Bear Lake
Conway Cem.
Jasinski, Beulah M.
Parent: T. Johnson
19 Jan 199
9 Des Moines, IA
Age 75
b. Des Moines, IA
md. Edward H. Jasinski
1941
(d. 12 Jan 1990)
Service at Visitation Catholic Church
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

March 1999

Deceased Death Birth Spouse Funeral Home Cemetery
Ohst, Wilbur L.
Parents: John W. Ohst & Emma Koppit
4 Mar 1999
Manistee
1 Jan 1924
Manistee
Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran
Manistee
Rademaker, Maj. Charles Campbell
Parents: John Henry Rademaker & Agnes Maria Augusta Rasmussen
3 Mar 1999
Roanoke Rapids, NC
21 May 1917
Manistee
md. Eleanor Glynn Allison
15 Feb 1946
(d. 26 Nov 1983)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
Marshall, Katharine Marie
Parents: Arch Marshall & Marie Hansen
Seneca, S.C. Age 81
Bear Lake
Service: Seneca Presbyterian Church Ovid, MI
Mooney, Barbara Joan
Parents: Broox Barr & Christine VandeWater
6 Mar 1999
Thompsonville
16 Sep 1936
Pontiac
W.D. Mooney Terwilliger
Kaleva
Davis, Kim W. (male)
Parents: B. Davis & C. Purkheiser
6 Mar 1999 29 Jan 1952
Evart
Johnson
Manistee
Sandstedt, Clarence E. (Sandy)
Parents: Claus Sandstedt & Florence Johnson
28 Feb 1999
of Irons &
Orange Beach, AL
22 Mar 1922
Manistee
md. J. Lewis
1946
Miami, OK
Service: Orange Beach United Methodist, also 13 March at Manistee United Methodist
Szymarek, Alice S.
Parents: Rudolph Lindeman & Augusta Turk
10 Mar 1999
Stronach
11 Aug 1925
Stronach
md. Don K. "Duck" Szymarek
19 Nov 1949
Manistee
Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran
Manistee
Culp, Hattie 13 Mar 1999
Manistee
4 Oct 1903
Manistee County
Edwards F.H.
Bear Lake
Pilgrim Home Cem.
Arcadia
Rork, Lillie Mae 13 Mar 1999 H.T. (Chuck) Rork Northrop-Sassaman F.H.
Northville, MI
Hutton, A. Gilbert (Gil) 9 Mar 1999
Bear Lake
16 Jun 1917
Anderson, Ind.
Edwards
Bear Lake
Service:
Layfayette, Ind.
Pope, Vincent A.
Parents: A.H. Pope & Clara
9 Mar 1999 at Manistee,
Alanson Residence
4 Sep 1916
Oden, MI
md. Fanabel Ramsby
14 Jul 1938
(d. 1992)
Domres, Hildegard Ruth
Parents: William J. Schimke & Martha Louise Briske
28 Feb 1999
Onekama
14 Apr 1921
Onekama
md. Ellsworth Edwin Domres
(deceased)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Onekama Village Cem.
Gorney, Theresa (Tessie)
Parents: John Powalisz & Antonia Siuda
14 Mar 1999
Manistee
14 Oct 1904
Filer City
md. John A. Gorney
29 Nov 1933
St. Joseph
Manistee
(d. 19 Apr 1978)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Bureau, Rudy R.
Parents: Arthur Bureau & Martha Schmidt
17 Mar 1999 3 Aug 1926
Manistee
Hoa
Las Vegas
Johnson
Manistee
Nalley, Ronald D.
Parents: Waldo Nalley & Lula (Barber) VanKoevering
19 Mar 1999
Manistee
5 Oct 1931
Louisiana, MO
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
DeSmit, Delbert J.
Parents: Cornelius DeSmit & Fanny Perry
19 Mar 1999
Bear Lake
8 Mar 1915
Kalamazoo
Gladys
(d. 23 Sep 1995)
Cremation
Maue, Lawrence D. 22 Mar 1999
Melvindale
Elsie
(Deceased)
Voran F.H.
Allen Park Chapel
5900 Allen Rd.
St. Joseph Cem.
Onekama
Hull, Kathryn Barbara
Parents: Clyde Reed & Stella Lumley
23 Mar 1999
Manistee
24 Mar 1916
Pleasanton Twp.
md. Carl R. Hull
4 Apr 1946
(d. 8 Jan 1994)
Herbert
Manistee
Pleasanton Twp. 
Cem.
Dodson, James W. Sr.
Parents: Ray Richard Dodson & Eleanor Piszczek
22 Mar 1999
at 
Traverse City
(Free Soil Residence)
22 Feb 1933
Ludington
md. Delia Riggs Allen
(d. Dec 1957)
md. J.O. Barrett
Stephens F.H.
Scottville
Tallman Cemetery
Anderson, Wilma M.
Parents: Fred Sundbeck & Anna Schudlich
23 Mar 1999
Manistee
5 Jul 1904
Manistee
md.
Hilder C. Anderson
27 Mar 1924
(d. 28 Apr 1960)
Johnson
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Jarski, Helen Katherine
Parents: Thomas Swistoski & Katherine
25 Mar 1999
Manistee
25 Oct 1912
Poland
md. William P. Jarski
18 Nov 1939
St. Joseph
Orion, MI
(d. 4 Oct 1988)
Herbert
Manistee
Mount Avon Cem.
Rochester
Adamczak, Edna M.
Parents: Peter Mantych & Rose Paprocki
27 Mar 1999
Manistee
9 Sep 1924
Manistee
md. Mark (Swede)
Adamczak
4 Jun 1947
St. Joseph
Manistee
(d. 8 Mar 1997)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Cicholski, Tillie T.
Parents: John Cicholski & Frances Kalka
29 Mar 1999
Manistee
8 Apr 1910
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee

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