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...

I have also included deaths reported in neighboring counties - where the deceased is brought to Manistee County for funeral services. This could indicate local family, or a burial in this county.

Week of May 4, 2003

Luanne Irene Knauer 78 of Beulah
Reported Benzie County
died April 28 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Arthur L. Bussa 72 of Manistee died April 25 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Donald Ray Vickers 66 of Brethren died April 26 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Arthur E. LaFleur 90 of Manistee died April 26 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Dale Robert Enzor 73 of Bear Lake died April 28 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Reino Walter Wiitala 82 of Kaleva died May 2 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of May 11, 2003

Helen Hazen Eckerson 96 of Wellston died May 4 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Donald Fink 47 of Bear Lake died May 7 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Lewis E. Lloyd 84 of Manistee died May 7 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Benford 'Ben' Sherman 79 of Manistee died May 7 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Benjamin Frank Daniels 78 of Brethren died May 8 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of May 18, 2003

Audrey B. Hysell 90 of Thompsonville,
Reported by Benzie County
died May 14 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Diane J. Block 75 of Manistee died May 10 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Diane L. Pefley 49 of Manistee died May 12 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Monica 'Mona' Jacobi 90 of Manistee died May 14 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of May 25, 2003

William Harmon Bedford 88 of Frankfort,
Reported Benzie County
died May 16 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Katherine Rose Cook 49 of Wellston died May 16 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Stephanie A. Reed 39 of Haslett, formerly of Manistee died May 16 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Jerome K. Dumas 89 of Manistee died May 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Lela 'Doris' Harthun 75 of Pleasanton Township died May 20 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Marjorie J. Ketz 49 of Manistee died May 21 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Elmer H. 'Doc' Lindeman 83 of Stronach died May 21 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Roger W. Pefley 61 of Manistee died May 21 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of June 1, 2003

Joy Ernest 'Jay' Lee 85 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died May 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Adadell Westcott-Hubbell 90 of Honor, reported Benzie County died May 29 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Julius Leonard Johnson 72 of Arcadia died May 25 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
August J. Voltz 92 of Manistee died May 25 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Paul D. Miller 45 of Onekama died May 26 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Helen Barnes 77 of Onekama died May 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Richard D. Kosiboski 62 of Manistee died May 29 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of June 8, 2003

Colleen R. Fiore 71 of Manistee died May 31 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thomas P. Poli 59 of Cadillac,reported Wexford County died June 2 Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee

Week of June 15, 2003

Martha Hilda Chamberlain 92 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died June 7 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Donald F. Richmond 72 of Onekama died June 7 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Minnie A. Lindeman 80 of Manistee died June 8 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Helen M. Kubanek 92 of Manistee died June 9 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Estelle Ludeman 95 of Manistee died June 9 Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville
Erwin B. Stephison 82 of Arcadia died June 9 McElduff Funeral Homes, Frankfort Chapel
Norma I. Anderson 91 of Onekama died June 11 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Herbert H. Edwards 74 of Bear Lake died June 11 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of June 22, 2003

Joycetta Marie Harting 62 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died June 14 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Raymond D. Dalke 70 of Eastlake died June 16 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Jerome 'Harry' Kolanowski 86 of Manistee died June 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of June 29, 2003

Emma Niedermayer 99 of Manistee died June 20 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Belle H. Kresnak 87 of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Manistee died June 21 Brown & Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton, FL
Clarence O. 'Pappy' Pabst 90 of Wellston died June 21 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Laverne M. 'Chub' Thorsen 85 of Manistee died June 22 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Blaine H. Short 82 of Manistee died June 24 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Cecilia T. Overment 88 of Manistee died June 25 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of July 6, 2003

Norman Earl Brott 63 of Wellston died June 29 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Gladys Evelyn Jerome 77 of Kaleva died June 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Donna Newman
( Kalchik )
87 of Wellston died June 30 Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, Wyoming
William Joseph Ruoff 78 of Onekama died June 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Bernard J. Gauthier 72 of Manistee died July 1 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Marian Elizabeth Schuler 85 of Cedar died July 3 Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall; Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay
Andrew Abraham Sr. 79 of Mesick, reported in Wexford County died June 29 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of July 13, 2003

William C. Schmeling 74 of Muskegon, formerly of Manistee died July 6 Lee Funeral Home, Muskegon
Charles William Clements 62 of Copemish died July 8 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Helen E. Simpson 81 of Grand Blanc, formerly of Bear Lake died July 8 Hill Funeral Home, Saginaw
Marvin Dean Hummon 92 of Bear Lake died July 9 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Robert Banfield Washburn 91 of Manistee died July 9 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Mae Zora Hoker 97 of Manistee died July 10 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Franklin Leroy Trowbridge 64 of Mesick, reported Wexford County died July 5 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of July 27, 2003

Michael J. Kostecki 54 of Galveston, Texas, formerly of Manistee died July 16
Marie A. Bialik 83 of Manistee died July 18 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Marcella Mae Bronstad 93 of Manistee died July 18 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Marvin Freeman 65 of Manistee died July 18 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
John J. Miller 91 of Manistee died July 18 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Allen John Davis II 52 of Manistee died July 20 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Wilma Gerlach 93 of Manistee died July 20 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Kristie L. Henson 48 of Manistee died July 21 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of August 3, 2003

Richard Sytek

61 of Manistee died July 26 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Blanche C. Kaminski 102 of Manistee died July 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thelma Bernice Hanline 88 of Manistee died July 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of August 10, 2003

Elizabeth J. (Mick) Fisk 93 of Frankfort, reported Benzie County died Aug. 5 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Delphine Marie Ball 76 of Manistee died July 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
William Bennet Miller 52 of Manistee died July 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Lorraine Bosschem 88 of Manistee died Aug. 5 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Edward L. Wagner 78 of Manistee died Aug. 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Gerald 'Jerry' Alfred Overmyer 63 of Mesick, reported Benzie County died Aug. 4 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of August 17, 2003

Matthew Ian Lenz 19 of Onekama died Aug. 7 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Joseph D. Pearson 71 of Manistee died Aug. 10 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Raymond C. Widgren 81 of Spruce, formerly of Bear Lake died Aug. 11 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee
Milo O. 'Mike' Anson 84 of Copemish died Aug. 12 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of August 24, 2003

Charlotte B. Wright 94 of California, formerly of Manistee died Aug. 8 Not given
Norma M. Wissner 84 of Ludington, formerly of Manistee died Aug. 15 Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville
Wanda M. Zientek 88 of Manistee died Aug. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Robert Oswald Dittmer 72 of Onekama died Aug. 18 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Dorcas V. Enault 93 of Manistee died Aug. 18 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Rita M. March 79 of Scottville, formerly of Manistee County died Aug. 19 Stephens Funeral Chapel, Scottville
John Larry White 55 of Manistee died Aug. 20 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Joseph Lalomia 88 of Manistee died Aug. 22 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thelma Evelyn Sheehy 72 of Mesick, reported Wexford County died Aug. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Herman Henry Koch II 63 of Cadillac,  reported Wexford County died Aug. 18 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week Of August 31, 2003

Helen Rose Van Buren 85 of Alden, reported Antrim County died Aug. 22 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Laura Lynn Krause 27 of Benzonia,  reported Benzie County died Aug. 24 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Harold A. Evans 93 of Traverse City, reported Grand Traverse County died Aug. 26 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Joseph Paul Adamski 83 of Manistee died Aug. 23 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Cecilia G. Tomaszewski 93 of Manistee died Aug. 23 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Genevieve Patricia Lipski 78 of Manistee died Aug. 25 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
William C. O'Herron 68 of Manistee died Aug. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Ethel Lola Sturdevant 90 of Brethren died Aug. 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Weel of September 7, 2003

Donald Edward Picardat 63 of Filer City died Aug. 28 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.
Melissa Kay Nichols 30 of Stronach died Aug. 29 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Betty E. Clark 81 of Scottville, formerly of Eastlake died Aug. 30 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Rachel Irene Keck 83 of Ashley, formerly of Copemish died Aug. 30 Smith Funeral Home, Elsie
Daniel John Marzinski 72 of Manistee died Sept. 1 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Allen B. Cabot 82 of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly of Filer City died Sept. 2 Englewood Funeral Home
Catherine (Rene) Koskinen 84 of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Bear Lake died Sept. 2 Not given
Patricia L. Molisky 64 of Eastlake died Sept. 3 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Sandra K. Robke 60 of Eastlake died Sept. 4 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Ida Pearl Somers 82 of Bear Lake died Sept. 4 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of September

Betty M. Murphy 59 of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Manistee, died Aug. 29 Abby Funeral Services, Tampa
Daniel A. Waite 63 of Manistee died Sept. 4 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Robert E. Hayes 92 of Manistee died Sept. 5 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John L. Randall 90 of Ludington, formerly of Bear Lake died Sept. 5 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Lawrence William Beatty 82 of Brethren died Sept. 10 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Audrey Ann Golembiewski 72 of Manistee died Sept. 11 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee

Week of September 21, 2003

Gerald K. Turner 77 of Beulah,  reported Benzie County died Sept. 16 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Norine (Totch) Ayres 77 of Lowell, formerly of Manistee died Aug. 23 Not given
Brian L. Carlson 56 of Ennis Mont., formerly of Dublin died Sept. 7 Not given
Robert W. Rohn 77 of Manistee died Sept. 10; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John Bevans 79 of Manistee died Sept. 12; Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.
Betty J. Vitucki 73 of Scottville, formerly of Manistee died Sept. 13 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee.
Leona Nankee 92 of Manistee died Sept. 14 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Edward W. Opdyke 93 of Arcadia died Sept. 14 McElduff Funeral Homes, Frankfort
Robert G. Kruse 93 of Manistee died Sept. 15 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee.
Fredrick S. Korb 53 of Manistee died Sept. 16 Tate Funeral Home, Hart.
Edward Leino-Jones 64 of Manistee died Sept. 16 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Leona M. Lalomia 84 of Manistee died Sept. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of September 28, 2003

Thomas A. Nejelske Sr. 68 of Honor died Sept. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Beatrice C. Wass 98 formerly of Arcadia died Sept. 9 Not given
Beatrice (Lobban) Talarico 87 of Arcadia died Sept. 20 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee
Joyce R. Smith 72 of Manistee died Sept. 22 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
James E. Henderson 62 of Manistee died Sept. 26 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee


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