Manistee County Deaths
Reported by Area Funeral Homes

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

This list, unfortunately, does not tell which newspaper may have run an obituary on the deceased...

Week of January 5, 2003

Mabel R. Telford 88 formerly of Bear Lake died Dec. 16 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Audrey R. Anderson 88 of Manistee died Dec. 28 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Aser J. Bezesky 98 of Onekama died Dec. 29 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Florence F. Diesing 87 of Manistee died Dec. 29 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Elisabeth S. Hamp 94 of Manistee died Dec. 29 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Emery 'Kaiser' Oleniczak 87 of Manistee died Dec. 31 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Alfred William Hackman 78 of Wellston died Dec. 31 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Colin H. McDougall 71 of Manistee died Dec. 31 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Billy Ray Van Horn 67 of Copemish died Jan. 1 Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska
Virginia A. Maue 91 of Manistee died Jan. 1 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Margaret H. Milarch 91 of Manistee died Jan. 2 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Philip L. Johnson 68 of Manistee died Jan. 2 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee

Week of January 12, 2003

Rose (Granny) Violet Sams 93 of Wellston died Jan. 4 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Eleanor Baumgartner 86 of Manistee died Jan. 5 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Margaret A. Ax 93 of Manistee died Jan. 6 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Bert Richard Anderson 66 of Bear Lake died Jan. 8 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of January 19, 2003

Joseph R. Tighe Sr. 83 of Manistee died Jan. 5 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Mary Wilmina Novotny 90 formerly of Onekama and Kaleva died Jan. 6, in Monticello, Ind.; Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
James H. Bauman 84 of Manistee died Jan. 11 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Jeffery Scott Densmore 38 of Manistee died Jan. 11 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Bob B. Munson 70 of Manistee died Jan. 11 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
George C. Gilbert 64 of Manistee died Jan. 13 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Anna Mae Arkwright, 70 of Eastlake died Jan. 15 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
John 'Rock' Helminski 87 of Manistee died Jan. 15 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Reva Marie Robbins 73 of Manistee died Jan. 15 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Robert James McClain 79 formerly of Manistee died Jan. 15, in Ludington Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Marilyn Richards Lonsbury 70 of Onekama died Jan. 17 Oak Grove Cremation Center

Week of January 26, 2003

Kae Ann Erdmann 65 of Manistee died Jan. 18 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Carrie L. Kliber 96 of Manistee died Jan. 18 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Clara Julia Malkowski 87 of Manistee, formerly of Freesoil died Jan. 19 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Jerome A. Kaminski 74 of Manistee died Jan. 21 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee

Week of February 2, 2003

Glenda (Behm) Larson Bernaciak 69 of Manistee died Jan. 24 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Gerald 'Gerry' Schubert 70 of Manistee died Jan. 25 Hebert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Charlotte Theresa Zimmerman 96 of Manistee died Jan. 25 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Hazel E. Zupin 77 of Manistee died Jan. 26 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
James R. Haggerty 77 of Arcadia died Jan. 27 Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, Grand Rapids

Week of February 9, 2003

Evelyn Margaret Watkins 58 formerly of Manistee died Jan. 31 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Carol J. Cramer, 72 of Manistee died Feb. 3 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Clarence C. Wagner 91 of Manistee died Feb. 3 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Edward M. Rakcyznski 80 of Manistee died Feb. 4 Herbert Funeral Home
Bernard J. Maue 69 of Manistee died Feb. 4 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of February 16, 2003

Reverend Edward J. Kubiak 94 formerly of Manistee died Feb. 4 Arsulowicz Brothers West Chapel, Grand Rapids
Evelyn J. Schram 48 of Manistee died Feb. 10 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Dorothy Erickson 81 of Manistee died Feb. 13 The Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Arthur 'Art' Oleniczak 79 of Freesoil and formerly of Manistee died Feb. 13 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of Februuary 25, 2003

Frances (Tracey) Matheis 60 of Germany, formerly of Frankfort
(reported in Benzie County)
died Jan. 31 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Alpherna Margaret Kelley 88 of Kaleva died Feb. 13 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Patricia Marie 'Maudie' Zawacki 55 of Manistee died Feb. 13 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Donald J. Bartoszek 80 of Manistee died Feb. 15 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Lila Holso 90 of Kaleva died Feb. 15 Terwillger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Mary Jane Finan 68 of Onekama died Feb. 16 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Agatha V. Kiefer 88 of Manistee died Feb. 16 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Anna May Wallace 73 of Thompsonville
(reported in Benzie County)
died Feb. 16 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Opal Emma Townsend 92 of Brethren died Feb. 17 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Mark R. Krauskopf 35 of Onekama died Feb. 17 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Philip M. Hopkins 78 of Arcadia died Feb. 19 McElduff Funeral Homes, Benzonia Chapel

Week of March 02, 2003

Richard Helmer Bloomquist 76 of Frankfort, formerly of Manistee died Feb. 22 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Gloria Jean Harris 52 of Manistee died Feb. 26 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Tracy J. Picardat 88 of Manistee died Feb. 18 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Clarabelle C, Mack 93 of Manistee died Feb. 21, 2003 Not given
Noreen Kay Hamilton 61 of Chief Lake died Feb. 22 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ernest V. Schroeder 81 of Manistee died Feb. 22 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Dorothy Isabel Gunia 79 of Manistee died Feb. 23 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Betty Lou Nickelson 68 0f Manistee died Feb. 23 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Gerald 'Jah' Bialik 80 of Manistee died Feb. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Vesta Edith Davis 95 of Manistee died Feb. 26 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Germaine G. Bialik 80 of Manistee died Feb. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of March 9, 2003

Lloyd Thomas Connolly 83 of Brethren died Feb. 25 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Ilsa Kay Clewien 51 of Manistee died March 1 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Charles William Erickson II 76 of Onekama died March 4 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Richard Chmielewski 57 of Manistee died March 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thelma C. Kruse 81 of Manistee died March 7 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of March 16, 2003

Allen Fred Gifford 85 of Beulah
Reported in Benzie County
died March 7 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Eloise E. Clark 85 of Frankfort died March 8 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Kimberly Kay (Kulawiak) Wendels 36 of Newport News, Va., formerly of Manistee died Dec. 25, 2002
A. Leonard Engwall 95 formerly of Manistee, died in Maryland died March 2
Marilyn Tedrow Richmond 78 of Manistee died March 6 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Harold R. 'Yogi' Ross 86 of Manistee died March 6 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Jolene Penny (Richards) Garavuso 27 of Manistee died March 7 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Joseph M. Duvall 26 of Brethren died March 9 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Charlotte Eckoff 74 of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Manistee died March 9 Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla
Reynold James Brow 68 of Kaleva died March 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Eleanor J. Lundbom 82 of Manistee died March 13 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of March 23, 2003

Maurice Edward Langford 86 of Thompsonville died March 19 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Dorothy Marie Horenburg 92 of Wellston died March 14 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Lucille Hipakka 89 of Flint, formerly of Kaleva died March 15 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
LeRoy Tondu 77 of Arcadia died March 15 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee
Max Willard Batterson 62 of Manistee died March 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Joseph S. Jones 69 of Onekama died March 18 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of March 30, 2003

Devon Joseph Chavalia infant son of Andrew L. Chavalia and Deborah Graham of Lake Ann
Reported Benzie County
died March 23 Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City
Frances Louise Curtis 83 of Honor
Reported Benzie County
died March 25 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Everett E. 'Red' Underwood 75 of Ionia, formerly of Manistee County died March 4 Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Ionia
Donald G. Jennings 72 of Manistee and Saline died March 21 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Rogene Marie Gielczyk 77 of Manistee died March 22 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Beverly Jane Smith 82 of Copemish died March 22 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Leona E. Anderson 93 of Eastlake died March 23 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John J. Kasperski 73 of Kaleva died March 23 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Josephine M. Sullivan 89 of Manistee died March 23 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
James W. Johnson 85 of Manistee died March 25 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of April 6, 2003

Joyce Crampton Butterfield 76 of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Manistee died March 27 Not given
Germaine M. Rutowski 86 of Filer City died March 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Mildred D. GeBott 96 of Manistee died March 29 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Joanne Frances Jarvis 64 of Bear Lake died March 29 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Donald Hugh Kenny III 49 of Manistee died March 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Clayton J. Lamont 96 of Lansing, formerly of Bear Lake died March 30
Carl Edwin Johnson 84 of Kaleva died April 2 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of April 13. 2003

Robert J. Hinds 70 of Bear Lake died March 28 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Sylvan Verbison 81 of Bear Lake died April 1
Josephine Tarnowski 98 of Wellston died April 3 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Barbara B. Toland 99 of Onekama died April 3 Lux Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant
Max Marshall Noteware 88 of Manistee died April 5 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Donald R. 'Buck' Kluesner 60 of Brethren died April 6 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Lawrence J. Owens 58 of Manistee died April 6 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Carolyn A. Ebert 68 of Arcadia died April 8 McElduff Funeral Homes, Benzonia Chapel
Elenore I. Kuenzer 89 of Manistee died April 9 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of April 20, 2003

Abigail Peace Curtiss infant daughter of David and Sherry (Schultz) Curtiss of Bear Lake died April 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Timothy Tyler Kenny 47 of Bear Lake died April 13 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Bernie C. Keillor 95 of Bear Lake died April 14 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Regina M. Kraus 86 of Manistee died April 14 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Yolanda M. Karnisz 68 of Manistee died April 15 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John S. Kovacs Jr. 69 of Manistee died April 15 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Floyd H. Krusniak 86 of Manistee died April 15 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Donald P. Popielarz 63 of Manistee died April 15 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thomas L. O'Herron 65 of Manistee died April 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of April 27, 2003

John Edward Konicki 75 of Manistee died April 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Clara J. Dahlke 81 of Manistee died April 18 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Eugene L. Erler 70 of Midland, formerly of Wellston died April 18 Wilson Miller Funeral Home, Saginaw
Keith Gerald 'Whitey' Acha 77 of Brethren died April 22 Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah
Billy Ray Green 63 of Bear Lake died April 23 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Natalia 'Nettie' Nowak, 99 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Manistee died April 24 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee


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