Manistee County Obituary Index
Manistee News Advocate

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

January 2000

Deceased Death Birth Spouse Funeral Home Cemetery
Nyrkkanen, Viola May
Parents: Lee Williams & Stella Valencourt
Siblings: Clarence Williams & Olive Fortine (both deceased)
31 Dec 1999
Cadillac
(formerly of Kaleva)
8 Aug 1913
Marilla Twp.
Reino John Nyrkkanen
(d. 1991)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Maple Grove Twp. Cem.
Speck, James M. 25 Dec 1999
Lowell
Jean Roth-Gerst FC
Lowell
McDougall, Elizabeth M.
Parents: John Wiggin & Ruth Pinto
3 Jan 2000
Manistee
(Wellston Residence)
age 45 G.C. McDougall Herbert
Manistee
Walker, Anthony S.
Parents: Dwight Walker & G. Thom
Grandparents: Harvey & Caroline Walker
(deceased)
5 Jan 2000
Manistee
3 Apr 1970
Cass City
J. Ruggles Johnson
Manistee
Almer Twp. Cem.
Caro
Romer, Elaine E.
Parents: Joseph Dupont & Cordellia
4 Jan 2000
Onekama
(formerly of Birch Run)
9 Sep 1922
Escanaba
Orville Romer
(d. 22 Jul 1986)
Edwards
BearLake
Onekama Village Cem.
Hennefent, Kayo I.
Parents: Karl O. Hennefent & Genevieve Barenic
4 Jan 2000
Benzonia
7 Dec 1942
Charlotte NC
C. Engelbertson Bennett-Barz
Beulah
Joyfield Twp. Cem.
Winkel, Irene Espeseth
Parents: Rev. Espeseth & Anna Olsen
7 Jan 2000
Ludington
15 Sep 1907
Mantiwoc WI
Theodore A. Winkel of Manistee
20 Jun 1942
(d. 1995)
Alexander-Rye FH
Ludington
Walter, Lucille Reatha 'Lou'
Parents: Leon Kaminski & Veronica Steinberg
9 Jan 2000
Wellston
9 Jun 1930
Manistee
R E Walter Terwilliger
Kaleva
Fernwood Cem.
Dublin
Schell, Donald Charles 7 Jan 2000
Washington Twp.
age 71 Janet Schlientz & Moore FH Service: Southminster Presby. Church
Kiefer, George J.
Parents: Raymond Kiefer & Agatha Sniegowski
7 Dec1999
Casa Grande AZ
(formerly of Manistee)
23 May 1941
Manistee
D. Parsons Service: Church of the Resurrection,
Huron, SD
Hullinger, H. Aline
Parents: Marshall E. Ball & Sarah Belle Malone
9 Jan 2000
of Bear Lake/
Holt
18 Dec 1910
Mishawaka IN
Robert E. Hullinger
(md. 60 years)
(d. 26 Apr 1989)
Edwards
Bear Lake
Fairview Cem.
Bear Lake
Bowling, Russell H.
Parents: Frank Bowling & Edna Christoffersen
9 Jan 2000
at Traverse City
(of Kaleva)
13 Feb 1913
Cadillac
Mary Edmondson
15 Mar 1933
(d. 20 Aug 1996)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Bear Lake Twp. Cem.
Hillsamer, Mamie Alma
Parents: William Francis Leckrone & Cuma Mae Swihart
11 Jan 2000
North Manchester IN
(formerly of Brethren)
27 Jan 1911
Brethren
Ray Robin Hillsamer
18 Jun 1933
(d. Mar 1979)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Brethren Cem.
Alden, Kenneth W. 11 Jan 2000
Onekama
Oak Grove 
Cremation Ctr.
Kostecki, Alan 'Odge'
Parents: R. Kostecki & M. Mucha
8 Jan 2000 5 Dec 1950
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Livermore, Harold Eugene
Parents: Orson Livermore & Nellie Wilbur
10 Jan 00
Kaleva
12 Feb 1928
VanMeer MI
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Brethren Cem.
Wichtowski, Joseph Roy
Parents: Joseph F. Wichtowski & Isabelle Ozga
10 Jan 2000
Muskegon
23 Sep 1929
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Cremation
Interment Mt. Carmel
Pyrah, Victoria M. 'Vicki'
Parents: William Bucholz & Constance Gielczyk
Sisters: Lucille Bucholz, Agnes Revolt & Bernadine Purgiel
(all deceased)
11 Jan 2000
(formerly of Eastlake)
23 Dec 1912
Manistee
Robert C. Pyrah
23Apr 1949
(d. 2 Apr 1968)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Markham, Thomas Edward
Parents: Glen Smith Markham & Emma Laney
Siblings: Evelyn Janowiak, Glen & Gordon Markham
(all deceased)
11 Jan 2000
at Traverse City
(Manistee residence)
14 Oct 1915
Manistee
Esther Olson
21 Mar 1936

(d. 23 Jun 1995)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Kline, Harold Lenox
Parents: John H. Kline & Virginia Ray
11 Jan 2000
Onekama
24 Jun 1943
Milwaukee
R. Richardson Terwilliger
Kaleva
Onekama Village Cem.
Jones, Susanna E.
Parents: Roy Hebner & Ella Andresen
Brother: Thomas Hebner (d. 1956)
12 Jan 2000
at Ludington
(Manistee residence)
26 Oct 1935
Manistee
Johnson
Manistee
Mikula, Theodore 'Ted' C.
Parents: John Mikula & Mary Baczynski
Siblings: Theresa Henderson (d. 11 Jun 47), Harry (Mitch) Mikula (d. 20 May 86), Joseph Mikula (d. 31 Oct 94)
15 Jan 2000
Manistee
18 Apr 1917
Manistee
Anna Marie Duchon
19 Jan 46
(d. 11 Aug 79)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Gramza, Raymond R.
Parents: Frank Gramza & Rose Schramski
Siblings: Jean Brown, Jerome 'Chappy' Gramza & Floyd Gramza (all deceased)
15 Jan 2000
Manistee
20 Sep 1926
Manistee
L. (Jeski) Michales Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Comstock, Ruth O.
Parents: Theodore Batzer & Ottilie Battige
17 Jan 2000
Manistee
20 May 1919
Eastlake
Burton Comstock
12 Jun 1928
Manistee
(d. 2 Oct 85)
Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran
Manistee
Bloomberg, Kenneth R.
Parents: Kenneth T. Bloomberg & Ruby
11 Jan 2000
Lake Placid FL
 Age 66
Native of Muskegon
1st wife: Avice
(deceased)
Current: Kim
Scott F H
Lake Placid FL
Hayes, Randy Lee
Parents: P. Hayes & Ioan Swatz (d. 93)
17 Jan 2000
Wellston
10 Jan 1960
Pontiac
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Wellston Cem.
Fett, Margaret M.
Parents: Carl Fett & Hedwig Loetz
Siblings: Gertrude Fett, Irma Finner, Olga Fett (all deceased)
20 Jan 2000
Manistee
1 Jun 1912
Manistee
Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran
Manistee
Coombs, Susan Kay
Parents: Millard Joseph Monnier & Rose Marie Lynn
18 Jan 2000
Manistee
12 Mar 1943
Piqua OH
Herbert
Manistee
Cremation
Berentsen, Grace H.
Parents: Otto Damrow & Bertha Sell
Sister: Irene Gunnerson (deceased)
20 Jan 2000
Manistee
23 Jan 1904
Manistee
H. Raymond Berentsen
25 Jan 1925
Manistee
(d. 23 Nov 68)
Johnson
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
McEldowney, Rita
Parents: Harry R. Krusniak & Mary Backo
14 Jan 2000 30 Jan 1950
Detroit
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Schuelke, Marlene M.
Parents: Robert DeCair & Alvina G. Laughlin
Siblings: Bob DeCair & Carol Scaiba (both deceased)
21 Jan 2000
Pinckney
(formerly of Chelsea)
12 July 1934
Manistee
Cole F H
Chelsea
Piotrowski, Joan N.
Parents: Frank J. Ball & Norma Mae Snyder
Son: Philip Piotrowski
(d. 9 Oct 94)
25 Jan 2000
Manistee
23 May 1928
Saginaw
Herbert
Manistee
Gordon, Dorothy 23 Jan 2000
Naples FL
(formerly of Manistee)
15 Dec 1914 Hebrew Nat'l Chapel Cloverhill Park Cem.
Franklin, Leo R.
Parents: Leon Bialochowski & Anna Sass
25 Jan 2000
Eastlake
3 Oct 1904
Manistee
Elenore Besenbruch
3 Jul 1929
at Detroit
(d. 17 Mar 1993)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Sproul, Arthur Wayne
Parents: Homer Sproul & Pearl
26 Jan 2000
of Bear Lake and Zephyrhills FL
19 Aug 1924
Birch Run

1) Marion Joan (deceased)
2) Catherine
Edwards
Bear Lake
Pleasanton Twp. Cem.
Redd, Timothy Gerald 20 Jan 2000
at Grand Rapids
Age 32 Rebecca Burial at Sparta NC
26 Jan 2000
Porter, Alberta
Parents: Joshua Stowe Tatro & Lizzie Parker
(had 18 siblings)
26 Jan 2000
Manistee
21 Jan 1907
Honor
Andrew Porter
31 Oct 1924
(d. 25 Jan 1959)
Herbert
Manistee
Brethren Cem.
Larsen, Nelsene 14 Jan 2000
Manistee
Age 95 Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran 
Manistee
Kolb, Nina A.
Parents: James Kolb & Bertha Robinson
27 Jan 2000
Stronach
24 Apr 1921
Stronach
Herbert
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Fausz, Lorraine E.
Parents: Ernest Schimke & Eleanor Harthun
27 Jan 2000
Manistee
24 Feb 1926
Milwaukee WI
Edward J. Fausz
1 Mar 1947
at Manistee
(d. 8 Mar 1969)
Johnson
Manistee
Onekama Village Cem.
Cross, Donovan B. 25 Jan 2000
at Cadillac
(Harietta residence)
Age 70 Maxine Oak Grove Cremation Ctr.
Chmielewski, Linda J.
Parents: Harry J. Chmielewski & E.V. Mucha
24 Jan 2000
at Royal Oak
(Warren residence)
24 Oct 1959
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Akers, Brian Paul
Parents: L. Ayers & S. Bonk
23 Jan 2000
at Camp Pendleton CA
(Brethren residence)
16 Feb 1979
Royal Oak MI
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Wellston Cem.

February 2000

Deceased Death Birth Spouse Funeral Home Cemetery
Hansen, Gordon R.
Parents: Alfred Hansen & Marie Mortensen
Brothers: Stanley & Henry Hansen (deceased)
4 Feb 2000
Manistee
4 Jun 1921
Ludington
L.M. Armstrong Johnson
Manistee
Trinity Lutheran
Manistee
Czarnecki, Mary G.
Parents: William Buchholz & Constance Gielczyk
Siblings: Lucille Buchholz, Isabelle, Agnes Revolt, Bernadine Purgiel, Victoria Pyrah & Edward Buchholz (all deceased)
5 Feb 2000 7 Dec 1914
Manistee
Stanley F. Czarnecki
7 Jun 1947
St. Joseph
Manistee
(d. 23 Feb 91)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Ziabkowski, Edna Maria
Parents: Franklin Bowman & Cora Maynard
Siblings: Jesse, Paul, Nathan & Ellis Bowman, Frieda Varano (all deceased)
7 Feb 2000
Florence, AZ (winter residence)
also of Manistee
26 Mar 1913
Hesperia
Herbert Ziabkowski
11 Oct 1941
St. James
Grand Rapids
(d. 28 Mar 85)
Herbert
Manistee
Evergreen Cem.
Lake County
Siuda, Mathy K.
Parents: P.W. Siuda & Margaret (Rhodea) Kai (d. Nov 99)
Grandparents: John Siuda (d. 1966) & Regina Siuda (d. 1972) & Edwin Rhodea (d. 1996)
5 Feb 2000
Denver CO
(formerly of Manistee)
6 Nov 1974
Manistee
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Peters, Harriet A.
Parents: Harry Maynard & Emma Johnson
Sibling: Cyril Maynard (deceased)
10 Feb 2000
Manistee
26 Feb 1920
Manistee
G.E. Peters Johnson
Manistee
Memorial Garden
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Cross, Robert J.
Parents: Thomas Cross & Ethel Hooey
10 Feb 2000 20 Apr 1934
Duluth MN
J. Jones Oak Grove 
Cremation Ctr.
Roskoski, Stephen R.
Parents: Peter Roskoski & Mary Pietrasik
Siblings: Joseph Raczykowski, Peter Roskoski, Florence Smith, Elizabeth Schafer, Margaret Adams, Ellen Sielski, Nancy Myers (all deceased)
11 Feb 2000
Manistee
13 Mar 1910
Manistee
E.S. Stypa Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
McLouth, Keith E. 12 Feb 2000
Ludington
Age 59 Memorial service: Shelby Congregational Church, Shelby Oak Grove 
Cremation Ctr.
Hilliard, Warren Marvin
Parents: Emery Hilliard & Hilda Harju
Siblings: Leonard, Eli, Earl, Ernest, Warner & Oliver Hilliard (all deceased)
12 Feb 2000
Manistee
12 Jul 1921
Kaleva
A. Martin Terwilliger
Kaleva
Maple Grove Cem.
Kaleva
Cady, Daryl G.
Parents: Ray Cady & Ila Gilbert
(Feb. 15 Edition)
d. Sat. afternoon
at Benzie Co.
(formerly of Grand Rapids)
18 May 1922
Arcadia
G.A. Hepner McElduff FC
Benzonia
Wurts, Floyd Semple
(Mrs. John J. Wurts)
17 Sep 1999
Upland CA
(formerly of Manistee)
4 Dec 1901
Louisville KY
Jay Wurts (of Chicago)
July 1927
Chapel of Little Eden Camp, Onekama
Sorenson, Beatrice B.
Parents: Emil Wittlief & Josephine Lemanski
Siblings: Sr. Mary Luchesia CSSF, Irene Iverson, Regina Griak. Joseph, Victor, Anthony, Edward Al, Frank & John Wittlief (all deceased)
20 Feb 2000
Manistee
27 Mar 1911
Manistee
Richard Sorenson
21 Dec 1936
Scottville
(d. 2 Aug 1945)
Herbert
Manistee
Oak Grove
Manistee
Kelley, Lorraine E.
Parents: Thomas McCurdy & Esther Johnson
Siblings: Evelyn McCurdy (deceased) & Arthur McCurdy (d. in WWII)
18 Feb 2000
at Muskegon
(Manistee residence)
9 Nov 1919
Chief
L.C. Kelley Herbert
Manistee
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Onekama
Halliday, Irene G.
Parents: Peter Revolinski & Mary Newalak
Siblings: Donald, Harry & Raymond Revolinski; Tillie Borucki, Regina Guzikowski, Lucille Steinberg, Verna Burt, Isabelle Moser (all deceased)
21 Feb 2000
Franklin, Ind.
9 Mar 1914
Manistee
Lew Halliday
21 Aug 1948
(d. 1961)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Fausz, Mary M.
Parents: Stanley Muszynski & Mary Rominski
Siblings: Stephen & Michael Muszynski, Agnes Brown, Clara Rozmarek, Helen Kruse, Regina Wisniewski & Germaine Kolanowski
23 Feb 2000 8 Jul 1899
Manistee
Frank Fausz 31 Oct 1921
St. Joseph
Manistee
(d. 26 Oct 1954)
Herbert
Manistee
Mt. Carmel
Manistee
Cederholm, Donald W. 'Doc' 22 Feb 2000
Manistee
Age 58 Oak Grove 
Cremation Ctr.
Schimke, Donald George
Parents: Charles Schimke & Mabel Smith
24 Feb 2000
Onekama
31 Dec 1921
Bear Lake Twp.
A. Hilliard Terwilliger
Kaleva
Onekama Village Cem.
Hubbard, LaVern Leroy
Parents: Burt Hubbard & Pearl White
Siblings: Rolland, Eugene, Floyd Hubbard, Carrie Moore, Jessie Keeter (all deceased)
24 Feb 2000
Cadillac
(formerly of Wellston)
21 Dec 1921
Albion
V.E. Sabin Terwilliger
Kaleva
Fernwood Cem.
Dublin
Howes, Geraldine Naomi
Parents: Joseph Dilling & Esther Hayes
Daughter: Marcia Nunn (d.), Sisters: Irene Cater & Pauline Howes (both d.), Half sister: Thelma Trump (d.), Half brother: Dale Dilling (d.)
25 Feb 2000
Kaleva
3 Mar 1917
Marion, Ind.
Rolland 'Gene' Howes
24 Oct 1937
at Marilla
(d. 10 Nov 1999)
Terwilliger
Kaleva
Marilla Twp. Cemetery
Levich, Eva B. 26 Feb 2000
Pentwater
Age 86 Oak Grove 
Cremation Ctr.

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