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 October 5, 2003

Daniel A. Waite 63 of Manistee died Sept. 4 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John 'BJ' Liesenfelt 55 of Arcadia died Sept. 8 Not given
Pamela Zibbell 48 of Midland, formerly of Wellston died Sept. 11 Not given
Maxine J. Gutowski 89 of Manistee died Sept. 24 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Marvin R. Winn 68 of Manistee died Sept. 27 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Michael R. Robke 38 of Eastlake died Sept. 29 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Lois J. Baker 70 of Onekama died Sept. 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Joyce E. Monroe 48 of Manistee died Oct. 1 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Edward J. Livingston 64 of Filer City died Oct. 2 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of October 12, 2003

Robert D. Topping 82 of Ludington, formerly of Manistee died Oct. 4 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Helen (Belcher) Winter 97 of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Manistee died Oct. 4
Kathryn A. Yankee 87 of Manistee died Oct. 4 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Raymond C. Bilski 81 of Manistee died Oct. 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of October 19, 2003

Nancy C. Francis 86 of Traverse City, reported Grand Traverse Co. died Oct. 16 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Arthur Rodgers 72 formerly of Manistee died Oct. 10 Not given
Leonard K. Schallhorn 86 of Manistee died Oct. 12 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Lucille T. Juergens 85 of Manistee died Oct. 13 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Ruth G. Ziehm 79 of Manistee died Oct. 13 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Thelma M. Haley 98 of Manistee died Oct. 15 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Ruth M. Goede 92 of Manistee and Frankfort died Oct. 17 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
George E. Rademaker 92 of Manistee died Oct. 17 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of October  26, 2003 

Mary Ann 'Bonnie' Swidorski 68 of Manistee died Oct. 18 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Olive McGillivray 89 of Manistee died Oct. 20 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Mary M. Williams of Manistee died Oct. 21 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Elsa Backie 91 of Manistee died Oct. 22 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Alice Marie Wilcox 83 of Cadillac, reported Wexford County died Oct. 20 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee

Week of November 2, 2003

Floyd B. Rybicki 72 of Thompsonville,  reported Benzie County died Oct. 27 Dorrell Funeral Home, Ludington
Donald 'Butch' Hughes 92 of Manistee died Oct. 21 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Charlotte Jacobs 84 of Manistee died Oct. 26 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Donald L. Scates 82 of Onekama died Oct. 26 Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Beulah
Martha F. Gorzynski 87 of Manistee died Oct. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Richard E. Franckowiak 74 of Manistee died Oct. 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Delores Marie Miller 76 of Stronach died Oct. 29 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Charles L. Klaumann 79 of Arcadia died Oct. 25 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake

Week of November 9, 2003

Elizabeth Jean Charlton 86 formerly of Manistee died Oct. 21 Not given

Week of November 16, 2003

Blanche Ellen Miller 68 of Onekama died Nov. 8 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ford Beecher Waterman 80 of Brown Twp. died Nov. 9 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Gloria Marie Schmidt Cone 73 of Kaleva died Nov. 11 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Arthur LeRoy Johnson 81 of Bear Lake died Nov. 11 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Richard 'Bill' Brown 65 of Muskegon, formerly of Manistee died Nov. 12 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Raymond Joseph Dahlke, Sr. 65 of Manistee died Nov. 12 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of November 23, 2003

Ruth V. Mix 86 of Frankfort, reported Benzie County died Nov. 17 McElduff Funeral Home, Frankfort
Ronald Joseph Dahlke Sr. 65 formerly of Manistee died Nov. 12 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
John M. Lijewski 75 of Manistee died Nov. 13 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Marilyn A. Larson 71 of Manistee died Nov. 14 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Norman A. Thompson 79 of Manistee died Nov. 14 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Roy Milford Fortier 81 of Manistee died Nov. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
LouEllen Fraley 63 of Kaleva died Nov. 18 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Angeline V. Cichy 81 of Manistee died Nov. 21 Herbert Funeral Home

Week of November 30, 2003

Elsie Alice Prepejchal 89 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie Co. died Nov. 23 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Olive L. Radtke 88 of South Boardman, reported Kalkaska Co. died Nov. 18 Not given. This surname appears in Manistee Co. genealogy often, so I have included this death just in case...
Norbert David Eaton

79 of Manistee died Nov. 21 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Robert Walter Larson 75 of Manistee died Nov. 22 Oak Grove Cremation Center
Clara Marie Smith 94 of Bear Lake died Nov. 16 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Marjorie Marie Monk Johnson Tuisku 99 of Kaleva died Nov. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Florence Rosemary 'Boots' Nicholas 72 of Copemish died Nov. 24 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Joseph G. Quinn 79 of Manistee died Nov. 25 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Joseph T. Staffnik 99 of Manistee died Nov. 25 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
William J. Patulski 85 of Stronach died Nov. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Helen I. Franka 81 of Kaleva died Nov. 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Weel of December 2, 2003

Donald Laverne Lettau 84 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died Dec. 5 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Rudolph Santacroce 38 formerly of Manistee
(place of death not given)
died Nov. 27 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Melvin Ronald Arlt 64 of Kaleva died Nov. 29 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Ethel M. Larson 84 of Manistee died Nov. 30 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Marie P. Michalak 93 of Manistee died Nov. 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Carl L. Bureau 87 of Manistee died Dec. 2 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Ellen R. Zimmerman, 84 of Branch, Mich. died Dec. 2 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Frances Jean Jacobs 78 formerly of Manistee
(place of death not given)
died Dec. 4 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Paul Frederick Boehm 66 of Brethren died Nov. 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of December 14, 2003

Donald Laverne Lettau 84 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died Dec. 5 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Gloria Anne Drobena 71 of Thompsonville, reported Benzie County died Dec. 9 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Irene H. Joslin 90 of Manistee died Dec. 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Alvin Frank Brian 88 of Brethren died Dec. 8 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Richard Arthur Bradford 60 of Manistee died Dec. 8 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Roberta V. 'Bobbi' Picardat 79 of Manistee died Dec. 9 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Christian Henry Iverson 76 of Bear Lake died Dec. 11 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of December 21, 2003

Harold A. Block 92 of Manistee died Dec. 12 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Walter Sadowsky 88 of Manistee died Dec. 12 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Bertha N. Bass-Perkins, 81 of Bear Lake died Dec. 12 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
James A. Hudson 82 of Irons died Dec. 14 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Jacqueline Marie 'Jackie' Weber 49 of Fountain died Dec. 16 Covell Funeral Homes, Traverse City Chapel
Martha Agnes Kaskinen 78 of Kaleva died Dec. 18 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Dewayne M. 'Baldy' Waller 72 of Brethren died Dec. 18 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of December 28, 2003

Henry W. Brown 78 of Pierport died Dec. 19 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Christopher Allen Burton 27 of Manistee, died Dec. 20 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Steven Dale Densmore 34 of Manistee died Dec. 21 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
J. Ray Johnson 78 of Manistee died Dec. 21 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Scott James Uhan 39 of Kaleva died Dec. 23 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Edward A. Schaefer II 78 of Brethren died Dec. 25 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of January 4, 2004

Arnold L. Diesing 85 of Manistee died Dec. 26 Johnson Funeral Home P.C., Manistee
Grace T. Malecki 86 of Manistee died Dec. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Lenore Joan Brown 82 of Arcadia died Dec. 28 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Ryan C. Mallison 26 of Manistee died Dec. 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Richard Patulski 85 of Manistee died Dec. 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Bryan Keith Pete 45 of Manistee died Dec. 28 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Irene Ethel Ware 90 of Bear Lake died Dec. 28 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Elsie Ida Meister 98 of Kaleva died Dec. 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of January 11, 2004 

Eleanor Alma Wakelee 91 of Kaleva died Jan. 1 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
William D. Glaspie Sr. 70 of Waterford and Manistee died Jan. 4 Coats Funeral Home, Waterford
Janet L. Gunderson 80 of Manistee died Jan. 6 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Eleanor M. Peterson 92 of Manistee died Jan. 7 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Jane D. Tetsworth 79 of Manistee died Jan. 7 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Albert Walton 80 of Onekama died Jan. 7 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Cynthia Ann 'Cindy' Evens 42 formerly of Mesick, (reported Wexford County) died Jan. 8 Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City

Week of January 18, 2004

Marie L. Mayer 91 of Manistee died Jan. 9 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee
Fred Alan Boss 39 of Manistee died Jan. 12 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
George W. Pilz 75 of Arcadia died Jan. 13 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Hilbert 'Pete' Donald Harthun 91 of Bear Lake died Jan. 14 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
William C. Kramer 67 of Eastlake died Jan. 16 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee

Week of January 25, 2004

William A. Condux 72 of Stronach died Jan. 15 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
David C. Erickson 72 of Manistee died Jan. 15 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Angel Jean Sutherland, infant of Wellston died Jan. 15 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Larry James Bradford 65 of Kaleva died Jan. 17 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Evelyn Hilliard 81 of Kaleva died Jan. 18 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Elizabeth A. McIntyre 73 of Manistee died Jan. 19 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
David J. Nowak 83 formerly of Manistee died Jan. 19 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Julian 'Cook' Zajac 74 of Manistee died Jan. 19 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee

Week of February 1, 2004

Marva Lucille McCarthy 74 of Onekama died Jan. 23 Terwillger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Stanley George Thomas 79 of Manistee died Jan. 23 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., of Manistee
Gladys Marie Kimball 87 of Wellston died Jan. 27 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Violet Doreen Woods Harju 79 of Kaleva died Jan. 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Henry Louis Chandler 81 of Mesick, reported Wexford County died January 27 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of February 8, 2004

Joseph L. Gramza 69 of Free Soil, formerly of Manistee died Jan. 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Sister Elizabeth Ozdych 71 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Manistee died Jan. 31 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Delores Mae Lookadoo 61 of Wellston died Feb. 1 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Dorothy M. Lindeman 94 of Stronach died Feb. 3 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee

Week of February 15, 2004

No deaths reported in Manistee County

Week of February 22, 2004

Angela Grace Lovell 77 of Bear Lake died Feb. 13 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Lois Ann Erwin 65 of Manistee died Feb. 14 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Dorothy J. Witucki 76 of Manistee died Feb. 17 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., of Manistee

Week of February 29, 2004

Albert Joseph Clark 89 of Eastlake died Feb. 20 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee.
Jennie C. Maki 99 of Bear Lake died Feb. 22 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Irene Krahe 73 of Onekama and Kaleva died Feb. 23 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Josseph Peter Kocsis 90 of Onekama died Feb. 25 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Barbara Ann Winamaki 62 of Manistee died Feb. 25 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Gerald G. Woodman 67 of Onekama died Feb. 26 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee

Week of March 7, 2004

Patricia Ann Manville 49 of Thompsonville, reported in Benzie County died Feb. 29 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Marilyn Irene Sekely 54 of Grayling, reported in Crawford County died March 4 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Walter P. Grabda 74 of Kalkaska, reported in Kalkaska County died Feb. 28 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Elwon Lee Hoffman 84 of Brethren died Feb. 28 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Virginia E. Ball 77 of Manistee died Feb. 29 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Grace M. Stamp 89 formerly of Manistee (place of death not given) died Feb. 2 Edwards Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee
Rose Catherine Froncek 76 of Stronach died March 2 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Harold L. Beatty 77 of Harrietta, reported in Wexford County died Feb. 28 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee

Week of March 14, 2004

Jamie Wayne Bailey 31 Of Aurora, Colorado, formerly of Manistee died March 5 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Loren C. Pearce 91 of Manistee died March 5 Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
Joseph L. Tyczkowski 75 of Manistee died March 5 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
John W. Bass 60 of Bear Lake died March 7 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Charles L. LeMire 68 of Kaleva died March 8 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Leonard Ray Steinberg 69 of Freesoil died March 10 Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee

Week of March 21, 2004

Raymond Elwin Smith 66 of Traverse City died March 16 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Delores Regina Makinen 66 of Kaleva died March 10 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Irene M. Budnik 90 of Manistee died March 11 Herbert Funeral Home, P.C., Manistee
James Daniel Swably 65 of Copemish died March 12 DenHerder Funeral Home, Paulding, Ohio
Frances E. Adamczak 93 of Manistee died March 14 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
John A. Serocki 76 of Manistee died March 14 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Helmer Floyd ‘Tucker’ Johnson 55 of Onekama died March 16 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Thomas J. Mackin 98 of Manistee died March 16 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
Alyce Sherman 74 of Manistee died March 17 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Katrina Kay Pope 31 of Brethren, died March 18 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

Week of March 28, 2004

Robert Clarence Schimke 85 of Onekama died March 21 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva - Norwalk Lutheran Cemetery
Maxine J. Laubscher 69 of Manistee died March 22 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak MI Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee - Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Brenda J. Tyron 45 of Manistee died March 22 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Manistee.

*Brenda was a much loved teacher within the Manistee ISD.  Her funeral service was attended by family, friends and many area students. She will always be remembered as a beautiful individual that was called home to God far before her time.*
LISA MARIE JARMAN 41 of Manistee, died this past weekend at her home. Oak Grove Cremation Center, Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.

Week of April 4, 2004

Bertha Jean Messer 64 of Arcadia died March 27 Edwards-Oak Grove Funeral Home, Bear Lake
Peter 'Pete' Luinstra 75 of Traverse City died March 29 Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City
Ray W. Archer 98 of Brethren died March 30 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Julia A. Bruetsch 63 of Manistee died March 30 Oak Grove Cremation Center, Manistee
Edward John Viol 88 of Kaleva died March 30 Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee
Carol M. McCarthy 87 of Manistee died March 31 Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee
John 'Terry' Asiala 60 of Kaleva died April 1 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva.
William Russell Welch 98 of Onekama died April 1 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva
Marjory A. Arquilla 68 of Harrietta - reported  Wexford Co., died April 1 Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva

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