Manistee County Deaths
Reported by Area Funeral Homes

(Some of these names are not in the obituary index)

Mary Eleanor (Hale) Margetson 82 of Thompsonville, born Bear Lake 30 Sep 2001 Terwilliger Funeral Home

Week of October 14, 2001

Matthew Cooper Swanson 11 formerly of Manistee died Aug.11
in Pinckney
Stephan J. Furman 34 son of Manistee residents died Oct. 3
Mildred F. (Leavitt) Lindeman 78 of Stronach died Oct. 5 Johnson Funeral Home
Niles A. Stephan 71 of Irons died Oct. 6 Oak Grove Cremation Ctr., Manistee
Joseph S. Vargo 83 of Manistee died Oct. 7 Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin
Cherryl L. Mikula 53 of Manistee died Oct. 7 Herbert Funeral Home
Gerald Allen Holso 66 of Kaleva died Oct. 11 Terwilliger Funeral Home
Linda Dawn (Fitch) Kelly 28 of Ludington died Oct. 11 Dorrell Funeral Home, Ludington
Caroline 'Carrie' (Wenzel) Jankowiak 91 of Manistee died Oct. 11 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of October 21, 2001

Frank J. Skipski 53 formerly of Manistee disappeared Oct. 2, 1973 Herbert Funeral Home
Viola Houghton of Manistee, formerly of Strongs died Oct. 11 Herbert Funeral Home,
Albert Edward Martin 74 of Wellston died Oct. 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home
Georgia (Fifarek) Lynch Synnestvedt 88 at Palm Beach Gardens, FL; formerly of Manistee died Oct. 14 Memorial service Nov. 10 in Florida (place not given)
Ray B. Johnson 84 of Eastlake died Oct. 16 Johnson Funeral Home
Robert Bruce Northrup of Copemish died Oct. 16 Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah
Martha "Marty" Reavis 70 of Manistee died Oct. 16 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Jerome Allen Witek 42 of Manistee died Oct. 17 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of October 28, 2001

Sophie P. (Witucki) Krusniak 81 of Manistee died Oct. 18 Herbert Funeral Home
Raymond J. Charon 75 of Muskegon, formerly of Manistee died Oct. 21 Systema Funeral Home, Muskegon
Jon A. Bradford 53 of Bear Lake died Oct. 22 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Olivia (Kossman) Ulbrich 91 of Manistee and Arlington Heights, Ill. died Oct. 22 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Florence E. (Kaufman) Scott 94 of Manistee died Oct. 23 Johnson Funeral Home
Alice J. (Rosenberg) Fett 86 of Manistee died Oct. 24 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C.

Week of November 4, 2001

Dorothy (Briske) Cermak 87 of Bear Lake died Oct. 23 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home
Betty Ann (Latta) Bond 80 at Kentwood, formerly of Manistee and Arcadia died Oct. 23 Johnson Funeral Home
Tim E. DeSmit 63 of Bear Lake died Oct. 25 Memorial Alternatives, Grand Rapids
Alvis W. Pitts 74 of Manistee died Oct. 27 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Breta Sweetnam 95 of Manistee died Oct. 28 Johnson Funeral Home
Rev. Stanley A. Benson 94 previously served a parish in Manistee died Oct. 29, 2001 Cromwell Funeral Home, Cromwell, Conn.
Eleanor L. (Harthun) Mickelsen 89 of Manistee died Oct. 30 Johnson Funeral Home
Bernadine H. (Kaminski) Zawacki 87 of Manistee died Oct. 31 Herbert Funeral Home
Theresa A. (Pepera) Gajeski 89 of Free Soil died Nov. 1 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of November 11, 2001

Sarah Lou Murphy 61 of Manistee died Nov. 5 Herbert Funeral Home
Robert F. Powers, M.D 82 of Manistee died Nov. 5 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C.
Carlene H. Schimke 90 of Muskegon and formerly of Manistee died Nov. 8 Herbert Funeral Home
Kathryn Ann "Kathi" Oleniczak 55 of Manistee died Nov. 9 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of November 18, 2001

Marshall L. Hoffman 81 of Kaleva died Nov. 10 Terrwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Emily M. (Wilson) Hoxie 87 of Onekama died Nov. 10 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Mary Ann (Wojciechowski) Nowak 68 of Manistee died Nov. 11 Herbert Funeral Home
Thomas J. Strzyzewski 59 of Manistee died Nov. 11 Herbert Funeral Home
Evelyn S. (Helminiak) Abramczyk 90 of Manistee died Nov. 12 Herbert Funeral Home
Essie Frances Anderson 94 of Onekama died Nov. 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home
Irma L. (Schimke) Gillespie-Callesen 86 of Manistee died Nov. 12 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C.
Ellen Sofia Wuori 87 of Kaleva died Nov. 14 Terwilliger Funeral Home.
Catherine "Kate" Pelarski 84 of Manistee died Nov. 15 Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee

Week of November 25, 2001

Mary Margaret "Margie" Lehto 74 of La Mesa, California died Oct. 26 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Martha Washington Knight 87 of Dansville, and formerly of Brethren died Nov. 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Joan Walker 78 of Bear Lake died Nov. 18 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home
Estelle V. (Dutkavich) Krusniak 95 of Manistee died Nov. 21 Herbert Funeral Home
Marie C. (Jorgensen) Banicki 82 of Eastlake died Nov. 23 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of December 2, 2001

Ronald L. Steinberg 61 of Alanson
(born Manistee)
died Nov. 22 Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey
Eleanore Lucille (Carvo) Pederson of Bear Lake died Nov. 12 Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel
Marjorie M. (Brennan) Grabowski 83 of Manistee died Nov. 20 Johnson Funeral Home
Anna C. Pelikan 95 of Bear Lake died Nov. 24 Edwards-Oak Grove F.H., Bear Lake; J. Linhart & Sons F.H. of Berwyn, IL, burial at Woodlawn Cem., Forest Park, IL
Claude F. Townsend, Sr. 86 of Belleville ; born in Brethren died Nov. 26 Terwilliger F.H., burial at Brethren Cemetery
Kathy (Jones) Smith 44 of Onekama died Nov. 27 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John K. Cogger 79 of Pierport died Nov. 28 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Sally V. (Bernaciak) Kubiak 86 of Manistee died Nov. 28 Herbert Funeral Home, PC, Manistee
Randy John Vertalka 51, of Brethren died Nov. 29 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ann (Stapleton) Thompson 71 of Manistee died Nov. 29 Johnson Funeral Home

Week of December 9, 2001

Jack Amos Hegle 74 of Wellston died Nov. 28 Crittenden-Hansen Funeral Home of Remus
Marguerite "Marge" Edith Jouppi 87 of Bear Lake died Dec. 4 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ralph G. Heuer 84 of Manistee died Dec. 6 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of December 16, 2001

Leona Elizabeth Eble 75 of Manistee died Dec. 6 Terwilliger Funeral Home
Germaine Czarnecki 81 of Manistee died Dec. 9 Herbert Funeral Home
Donald E. Fuller 66 of Manistee died Dec. 10 Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee

Week of December 23, 2001

Hazel G. Erdmann 93 of Manistee died Dec. 16 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Edward "Jerry" Donovan Bond 93 of Bear Lake died Dec. 17 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Genevieve G. Golembiewski 75 of Manistee died Dec. 18 Herbert Funeral Home
Elizabeth Ann Turner 80 of Stronach died Dec. 19 Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee
Nancy Katherine Crabtree 73 of Brethren died Dec. 19 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Alphonse J. Piotrowski 79 of Onekama died Dec. 21 Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee

Week of December 30, 2001

Phillip Robert Brown 58 of Springfield, Ill., and Manistee died Dec. 9, 2001
William R. Showalter 88 of Onekama died Dec. 22 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
C. Wayne Callesen 68 of Titusville, Fla., and formerly of Manistee died Dec. 23 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Dorothy H. Olsen 81 of Manistee died Dec. 23 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Edgar O'Rourke 89 of Bear Lake died Dec. 23 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home
Alice B. (Raskey) Raczkowski 86 of Manistee died Dec. 23 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Andrew J. VanOordt 87 of Manistee died Dec. 23 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Roxanne (Koon) Purgiel 55 of Eastlake died Dec. 25 Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee
Ivan Maxwell Dixon 71 of Copemish died Dec. 27 Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah

Week of January 6, 2002

Gordon William Spoelman 74 of Bear Lake died Dec. 30 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, of Bear Lake

Week of January 13, 2002

Frank "Swede" Adamski 85 of Manistee died Jan. 5 Herbert Funeral Home, PC
Blondine A. Hudy 83 of Manistee died Jan. 6 Herbert Funeral Home
Mary Lucille Harthun 87 of Manistee died Jan. 7 Herbert Funeral Home
Constance Jankwietz 88 of Manistee died Jan. 7 Johnson Funeral Home
Joan M. Malenowski 72 of Eastlake died Jan. 7 Herbert Funeral Home, PC
Helen Marie Hrachovina 79 of Bear Lake died Jan. 9 Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva

Week of January 20, 2002

Ernest E. Ware 77 of Bear Lake died Jan. 13 Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors, Midland
Shirley Fay Wilson 74 of Bear Lake died Jan. 14 Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manistee
Thomas De Paetschow 73 of Manistee died Jan. 14 Herbert Funeral Home
Mary Lou Popielarz 69 of Sylvan Lake, formerly of Manistee died Jan. 14 Herbert Funeral Home
John “Roscoe” Lamont 85 of Bear Lake died Jan. 15 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Lenore G. Wendel 89 of Onekama died Jan. 15 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of January 27, 2002

Robert Ritchie DeSio Jr., M.D. 46 of Manistee died Jan. 19 Herbert Funeral Home
Edward G. Minster 86 of Manistee died Jan. 19 Johnson Funeral Home
Louis A. Thomas 79 of Manistee died Jan. 22 Herbert Funeral Home
Ralph Sylvester Hautamaki 88 of Kaleva died Jan. 23 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Agenes Olk 85 of Filer City died Jan. 25 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of February 3, 2002

Brandi Jo Pollard 20 of Eastlake, born Ohio died Dec. 17 Johnson Funeral Home
Virgil F. Lyman 69 of Manistee died Jan. 28 Johnson Funeral Home
Thomas C. Olson 82 of Manistee died Jan. 29 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of February 17, 2002

Leonard J. Dalke 79 of Manistee died Feb. 3 Herbert Funeral Home
Helena Muir Roberts 80 of Manistee died Feb. 4 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Richard G. Wyn 76 of Manistee died Feb. 7 Johnson Funeral Home

Week of February 24, 2002

Alma L. Welch 83 of Waukesha, Wis., and formerly of Bear Lake and Traverse City died Feb. 17 Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Waukesha, Wis.
Lois Stehle 87 of Manistee died Feb. 16 Care Memorial Society.
Edith J. Pachesny 67 of Manistee died Feb. 17 Herbert Funeral Home
Ernest E. Bryan 90 of Manistee died Feb. 21 Johnson Funeral Home
William A. Green 83 of Onekama died Feb. 21 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of March 3, 2002

Virginia Mae Markham 76 of Benzonia died Feb. 22 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake.
Marc Gordan Wallstrom 43 of Bear Lake died Feb. 22 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home
Erford D. Edmondson 90 of Manistee died Feb. 22 Herbert Funeral Home
Vyrl Owens 85 of Kaleva died Feb. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Hazel Lorraine Comer 89 of Manistee, formerly of Brethren died Feb. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
James Ellsworth Lovell 79 of Bear Lake died Feb. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Dale Edward Gannon 47 of Manistee, formerly of Onekama died Feb. 24 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Forrest C. Reed 84 of Manistee died Feb. 25 Johnson Funeral Home
Jeanette C. Kujawski 63 of Manistee died Feb. 26 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Mary Ann Livingston 59 of Filer City died Feb. 26 Herbert Funeral Home
Randy Lee Garcia 54 of Manistee died Feb. 27 Herbert Funeral Home
Lorena "Frena" Blanche Johnson 83 of Kaleva died Feb. 27 Terwilliger Funeral Home
Helen Louise Pabst 87 of Wellston died Feb. 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of March 10. 2002

Raymond A. Nowak 85 of Manistee died March 1 Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee
Rose Emma Micek 89 of Bear Lake died March 5 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Louise A. Zapalski 61 of Manistee died March 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
William "Bill" Lindeman 60 of Manistee died March 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Roger Gray Vogelsang 74 of Manistee, died unexpectedly Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Paul Richard Richter 68 of Brethren died March 8 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of March 17, 2002

Venanty "Ben" Wentland 95 of Manistee died March 6 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
George Robert Dodt 89 of Kaleva died March 8 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Wilma Sheras 94, of Manistee died March 9 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Julia M. Titsworth 85 of Manistee died March 11 Herbert Funeral Home
Carlos L. Guillen Sr. 56 of Manistee died March 11 Herbert Funeral Home
Julia Anna Rodriquez 88 of Kaleva died March 13 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of March 24, 2001

Ted Alan Pahoski 44 of Manistee and Ludington died March 14 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Ida Albertina Wagoner 104 of Onekama died March 18 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Maxine Louise Schimke 79 of Bear Lake died March 19 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Donald E. "Swede" Niemi 58 of Wadsworth, Ill., and formerly of Kaleva died March 20 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ted C. Cicholski 90 of Manistee died March 21 Herbert Funeral Home
Wendlyn Glen Miller Sr 81 of Brethren died March 22 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of March 31, 2002

Francis J. Wallace 85 of Manistee died March 16 Herbert Funeral Home
Vera E. McKenzie 87 of Manistee died March 19 Johnson Funeral Home
Theodora A. Jacobson 96 of Manistee died March 21 Johnson Funeral Home
Olive E. Janicki 89 of Manistee died March 21 Herbert Funeral Home
Glen W. Parr 67 of Manistee died March 26 Herbert Funeral Home
Melesia Kay Rhinebolt 45 of the Manistee & Scottville area died March 27 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Benigna "Bev" Kopec 92 of Manistee died March 28 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee


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