Midland County, Michigan Obituary Index, 1928–1950

Background

This file contains abstracts of obituaries published in the Midland County Republican and the Midland Daily News only. The years covered are 1928 through 1950. The total number of records are over 8000. A similar book published earlier by the Midland Genealogical Society includes a listing of the obituaries reported in three earlier Midland County newspapers and covered the years 1872 through 1927. The Republican was published from 1872 to 1937 at which time it became the Midland Daily News.

Acknowledgements

This project was made possible though the efforts of several people who abstracted and typed the original data. The editor would like to acknowledge and thank the following volunteers for their efforts. A big thanks goes to Virginia Parsons who did most of the transcribing from microfilm, a huge and time consuming job. Others who helped were Betty Bellows, Doug Applegath, Jeri Shangle and Nancy Lackie.

Source

Abstracts were made from the microfilm copies of the original newspapers in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1801 West St. Andrews Dr., Midland, MI 48640.

The entries in this book are only the deaths reported in the newspapers, not all the deaths that occurred in Midland County. Some deaths of relatives of residents, ex-residents and other notables are also included.

Many entries show more than one newspaper reference. This usually happened when the death was the result of an accident or some otherwise newsworthy event.

Other references that may be of help to genealogy researchers are the Midland County Obituary Index 1872–1927 and the Midland County Cemetery Records. Both books were published by the Society earlier and are available in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland Michigan.

Obtaining a copy of an obituary

Anyone who wishes to obtain full copies of any obituaries indexed in this volume can do so by sending their request along with a self addressed envelope to:

Midland Genealogical Society
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 West Saint Andrews Drive
Midland, MI 48640

 

Abbreviations

To save space in the comments column several abbreviations were used:

Abbreviation Meaning   Abbreviation Meaning
a/o aunt of   m/o mother of
b/o brother of   nc/o niece of
b-i-l/o brother in law of   nee maiden name
bur buried   nf/o nephew of
d died   p page number
d/o daughter of   s section of newspaper
F or f female   s/o son of
f/o father of   s-i-l/o sister-in-law of
grf/o grandfather of   sis/o sister of
grm/o grandmother of   u/o uncle of
kia killed in action   w/o wife of
M or m male      

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Last Name First Name Obit Date Page
Raab Welthy Baxter 8/29/1935 5
Rabbage Joy Elvira 9/28/1949 9
Raby Oliver S. 3/30/1949 9
Race Mary 7/19/1949 3
Rackel John 4/12/1940 2
Radde Jackson E. 2/27/1945 1
Ragicke (Rogers) Antoinette 11/7/1938 1
Railling Mary 6/24/1944 3
Ramalia Mrs. W. H. 4/19/1934 s2/p5
Ramalia William 7/16/1936 s2/p3
Ramin Ernest 1/28/1950 6
Randall Charles 10/30/1945 1
Randall Frances M. 3/15/1944 4
Randall Harold Alfred 1/10/1940 4
Randall Mary G Toot 2/4/1941 4
Randall Walter E. 10/22/1936 2
Randall Willard Norman 6/1/1937 6
Randolph Alice Johnson 4/26/2028 6
Ransier Alec 4/18/2029 5
Ransier Clifton 5/16/1935 1
Ransier "John, Sr." 1/29/1931 5
Rapson Mary Ellen 10/26/1949 1
Rarick William 4/23/1936 s3/p3
Rasmussen Peter 4/19/1939 3
Ratz Christine 5/21/1947
Ratz Dale 9/11/1948 1
Ratz Herman 7/9/1936 s2/p4
Rau August 5/12/1932 s2/p4
Rau Helen Reick 5/18/1933 6
Raver Charles E. 8/5/1949 9
Raver Mrs. Charles 10/3/1946 3
Ray "Everett, Jr." 1/23/1950 10
Ray Virgil 3/1/2028 1
Rayle Vicki Lee 4/26/1950 3
Raymond Aldon N. 5/30/2029 6
Raymond Bion J. 1/2/1945 1
Raymond Chancy B 8/3/1940 3
Raymond Collins Edward 5/25/1942 7
Raymond Eber 3/3/1945 5
Raymond Ellen 3/10/1932 5
Raymond Ethel 6/3/1947 3
Raymond Harold 1/14/1932 3
Raymond John 1/6/1938 1
Raymond Lafayette 11/10/1950 5
Raymond Louise Bondy 9/13/2028 1&3
Raymond Mabel E. 10/21/1944 6
Raymond Margaret 11/27/1944 7
Raymond May 10/31/1950 11
Raymond Wallace 12/23/1938 4
Reagan Michael 12/24/1943 4
Reagan Mrs. Michael 7/31/1947 3
Reardon Adelaide E. 7/6/1933 1
Reardon Annie 12/21/1946 7
Reardon Mary 5/7/1936 1
Reardon William Sr. 2/1/1934 1
Rease Marvin 2/8/1947 1
Reavey Thomas 9/24/1936 s3/p2
Reckhow Judith Diane 2/22/1943 4
Reder Anthony 1/3/2029 1
Reed Albert 12/17/1931 1
Reed Benjamin 3/24/1947 3
Reed Daniel J. 12/6/2028 4
Reed Edward H. 3/8/1947 5
Reed Irvine N. 3/22/1934 1
Reed Janet Joy 7/12/1946 3
Reed John 2/13/1936 5
Reed Julie Pomeroy 1/2/1936 s3/p8
Reed Lulu May 12/20/1950 6
Reed Margaret 7/24/1930 3
Reed Margaret Walton 10/5/1939 6
Reed Marguerite 3/31/1932 4
Reed Mary 3/24/1947 3
Reed Mary Alma 1/2/1945 3
Reed Mrs George 9/19/1941 1
Reed Mrs. Dan 4/10/1930 5
Reed Rev. Thomas J. 3/12/1931 4
Reed W. Robert 10/20/1932 1
Reed William Lymen 2/18/1946 8
Reer Catherine 2/8/1934 3
Reese Raymond R 11/10/1939 4
Reese William 11/7/1938 8
Reeves Thomas Wood 10/25/1934 2
Reeves Viola Mandania 7/1/1941 4
Regis Hattie 6/25/1946 1
Rehkopf Ida 1/2/1946 8
Reichert Fanny 9/25/1939 5
Reichert George W. 1/18/1934 4
Reid Dan 8/22/1950 9
Reid Flora Loella 5/18/1937 1
Reid Frank H. 8/30/1948 9
Reid George L. 10/26/1933 5
Reid George L. 5/4/1949 1
Reid Matthew 4/7/1932 8
Reilly Harry J. 10/22/1937 5
Reilly Mrs. Harry J. 7/3/1945 3
Reimers Marieli 11/1/1937 1
Reinhardt Louis L 12/16/1941 2
Reinhardt Richard 10/10/1935 2
Reinhart Albert H. 9/26/1935 1
Reinhart Mary Mc Kieth 3/28/1935 3
Reinsmith James W 2/19/1941 4
Reisner "Chas. August ""Gus""" 9/20/1941 1
Reisner Raymond Harold 3/20/1940 3
Reiss James 10/6/1932 s2/p7
Reiss Simon John 9/23/1941 4
Reist Becky Ann 1/8/1949 7
Reist Emma Mc Michael 11/7/1935 3
Reitowsky Lucky Tex 4/6/1948 3
Reitz John 7/15/1943 4
Reitz Philip Thomas 12/13/2028 2
Relaford Emma 1/3/1939 4
Rembo William M. 10/3/1949 9
Render Dean 1/6/1940 3
Renner Peter 5/22/1943 1
Renshaw Detta 7/11/1950 11
Renwick Mrs. Harry 4/12/1948 9
Retzloff Albert 6/14/1945 5
Retzloff Frank 2/4/1941 6
Reust Anna 2/2/1933 5
Reust Edward 6/5/1945 2
Revenaugh Claude 4/4/1947 1
Revoir Arthur 5/14/1948 7
Reyer Annie M. 3/20/1930 6
Reyer Erma 7/11/1945 6
Reymore Louisa 3/4/1940 5
Reynold Howard 10/4/1939 4
Reynolds Elizabeth J. O'Dell 4/18/1935 4
Reynolds George 9/20/1944 14
Reynolds Harriet 9/4/1930 s2/p8
Reynolds L. Fred 5/23/1938 1
Reynolds W. E. (M) 12/6/1950 4
Rhinehart Harold 11/1/1934 8
Rhinehart Kenneth 5/4/1945 1
Rhoades Mrs. John 6/18/1931 7
Rice Alice Mc Cann 7/19/1934 s3/p4
Rice Clarence E. 2/14/1947 1
Rice Edith 12/26/1940 1
Rice Frank C. 7/12/1934 3
Rice Macfarland 8/18/1949 11
Rice Mary Leila 11/17/1948 7
Rice Richard Lyon 1/22/1945 6
Rice Sarah E. 4/13/1933 5
Rich Fredrick W. Dr. 6/3/1943 3
Rich Mrs. Fredrick W. 1/29/1931 5
Richards Doris Arlene 1/23/1946 4
Richards Fred L 8/4/1941 5
Richards Ina Abbott 5/14/1931 3
Richards Josie 12/15/1948 15
Richardson Bruce 5/10/1950 14
Richardson Edgar L. 1/24/1939 1
Richardson Edith Turner 1/8/1931 2
Richardson Elizabeth 2/4/1932 5
Richardson Fred 1/26/1945 1
Richardson G. Reid 2/25/1937 3
Richardson Harold 3/14/1945 1
Richardson Hilton 10/31/1950 11
Richardson Kathryn Etta 2/2/1949 12
Richardson Mrs. Silas 6/3/1950 7
Richardson Susan 7/20/1942 8
Richardson Walter S. 4/1/1946 1
Richardson William 9/24/1944 2
Richardson Willis 8/17/1942 4
Richmond Edgar E. 5/2/1938 4
Richmond Edgar E. 5/16/1938 5
Richmond Ethel Kathleen 6/6/1935 s2/p3
Richmond Manuel 6/20/1940 4
Richmond Myra Bailey 1/23/1940 6
Richter Hans 2/12/1945 4
Rick John W. 8/22/1938 2
Rick Martha H. Kratz 5/2/2029 s2/p5
Ricker Mr. 12/24/1931 7
Rider Anna 7/15/1938 4
Rider Fritz 6/1/1938 8
Rider Leo 9/7/1946 5
Rider Mrs. James 5/28/1944 2
Rider Pearl 7/5/1947 3
Rieck William 2/2/2028 5
Riefenberg George 1/10/2029 3
Riesson Herbert Lee 8/9/1934 4
Rifenburgh William 5/4/1933 8
Riggie "Adrian, Jr." 8/11/1947 6
Riggie Alma 3/22/2028 3
Riggie Catherine 2/9/1940 4
Riggie Edith Fenski 4/28/1943 4
Riggie "George, Jr." 2/16/1950 1
Riggie Martin Rudolph 7/31/1941 10
Riggie Mrs. Charles 5/3/1943 5
Riggs Raymond 12/2/1944 4
Riha Frank 11/1/2028 4
Rilett Joseph 2/2/1939 2
Rilett Joseph 2/21/1945 1
Rilett Martha 2/7/1947 1
Rilett William 2/25/1941 4
Riley Erastus 10/13/1950 1
Riley Frederick William 3/5/1936 s2/p2
Rinas Frederick 11/11/1946 5
Rinas Kenneth Earl 10/26/1950 3
Rinehart Robert J. 6/14/1950 2
Rinkle Joseph 2/6/1930 5
Ripke Emma 4/7/1949 6
Ripke Richard 6/11/1931 6
Ripley Robert 5/24/1950 15
Ripple Ed 6/1/1945 1
Rise Neil W. 2/2/1943 1
Rise Rosetta 8/31/1940 6
Rising Edith M. 8/31/1950 7
Risley Edward 12/29/1942 3
Risley Mrs. E. J. 12/4/1930 s2/p2
Risto Ferdinand 8/31/1933 1
Ritenour Richard 3/24/1932 s2/p3
Ritenour Robert Ralph 6/2/1932 5
Ritenour Ruth Opal 8/31/1949 9
Rivard Salina 12/24/1931 s2/p1
Rivers Charles 10/8/1936 4
Rix Claude 7/24/1939 4
Rix Elizabth Haskins 2/20/1939 4
Robbins Edna A. 7/11/2029 5
Robbins Enoch U 3/31/1941 4
Robbins Harriet Branch 11/10/1932 s2/p7
Robbins Maud 3/26/1940 6
Robbins Mrs Ralph 3/5/1940 2
Robbins William Brewster 11/20/1942 1
Roberson David 7/9/1942 2
Roberson Frank 12/26/1942 3
Roberson George 3/3/1932 6
Roberson James 11/10/1945 1
Roberson Louisa 2/4/1937 s2/p4
Roberson Sarah Jane 10/11/2028 3
Roberson Sidney T 3/19/1942 4
Roberts Delmar S 12/13/1939 3
Roberts Ellen 4/22/1946 5
Roberts John W 3/6/1942 2
Roberts Johnnie 7/13/1933 s2/p1
Roberts Joseph James 6/19/1930 1
Roberts Martin Oravec 11/9/1948 9
Roberts Mary Sasse 10/31/2029 s2/p4
Roberts Mrs. Melvin 11/8/1934 4
Roberts R. W. 6/18/1931 8
Roberts Wilma Jean 10/29/1947 1
Robertson Nat 3/10/1943 8
Robertson Nellie Millie 4/26/1934 7
Robertson Walter 3/8/1934 5
Robie Mary Jane 5/9/1945 8
Robinette Laurence 9/8/1941 3
Robinson Alfred 9/3/1937 6
Robinson Amos A 3/4/1941 3
Robinson Arthur 7/23/1942 12
Robinson Donald Lee 3/14/2029 5
Robinson Dow 10/11/2028 4
Robinson Floyd D 2/25/1941 3
Robinson Frances Fenton 6/14/1934 8
Robinson George 1/21/1937 s2/p6
Robinson Glenn 2/21/1935 s2/p6
Robinson J. W. 1/26/2028 7
Robinson Jennie Baker 12/28/1942 6
Robinson Joe 12/22/1942 10
Robinson Lew 2/24/1950 2
Robinson Lloyd 6/3/1950 7
Robinson Lola Murphy 5/31/1934 5
Robinson Mary 2/6/1936 5
Robinson Mrs W.O. 6/19/1941 3
Robinson Mrs. Andrew 4/23/1936 s2/p4
Robinson Mrs. Gene 7/24/1930 6
Robinson Vantrease 9/14/1933 s2/p8
Robinson William O 11/10/1942 2
Robison Ida Locke 9/13/2028 8
Robison John M 1/31/1941 3
Rock William 6/23/1941 5
Rocker Henry 11/8/1939 3
Rocker John 6/13/1939 6
Rocker Mary A. 2/13/1947 5
Rockwell George 12/31/1936 s2/p2
Rockwell George O. 6/28/1937 1
Rockwell J. H. Rev. 5/7/1936 6
Rockwell Jessie Fremont 8/23/2028 1
Rockwell Marion E. 6/10/1950 1
Rockwell Martha L. 3/4/1946 5
Rockwell Phineas O. 2/25/1937 s3/p5
Rockwood Mrs. Frank H. 3/26/1931 8
Rode Lillian E. 3/6/1950 9
Rode Loretta 8/19/1940 4
Rode Ray F. 12/19/1944 1
Roe Bert 1/30/1936 5
Roe Edward 10/7/1940 5
Roe Jesse D. 3/13/1930 1
Roe Laura Lo Raine 1/15/1931 5
Roebuck Violet Sayles 10/15/1945 8
Roeser Frederick R. 7/19/1937 1
Roeser Mrs. Gustave 11/10/1943 12
Roesler John 12/20/1939 12
Roger Dr. A. S. 12/8/1932 1
Rogers Addie 9/6/1934 1
Rogers Burt O. 12/27/1938 2
Rogers Don C 10/20/1941 5
Rogers Earl A. 9/23/1947 7
Rogers George 9/3/1931 6
Rogers George 12/28/1943 3
Rogers Guy 3/30/1948 1
Rogers Harry F. 4/3/1944 4
Rogers James 3/9/1933 5
Rogers James A. 2/17/1950 3
Rogers John C. 3/19/1931 8
Rogers Mary Jane 5/24/1950 15
Rogers Minnie Stutzman 10/9/1943 3
Rogers Mrs. Charles 8/7/1950 1
Rogers Mrs. Harry 4/16/1938 6
Rogers Mrs. John E. 5/17/2028 5&2-1
Rogers Nenry A. 3/15/1939 4
Rogers Walter J. 7/6/1933 4
Rogers William Ragickas 1/27/1949 10
Rogner George 10/13/1943 2
Rohde Anna 1/4/1940 3
Rohde August 11/15/2028 1
Rohde Fred 7/26/1934 1
Rohn Arthur W. 6/3/1950 7
Rohn George 2/7/1944 6
Rohwetter Marie 3/12/1941 3
Rokosz Vera 2/16/1945 2
Rolf Albert 5/12/1932 s2/p4
Roman John 7/9/1947 9
Romantz Ruth H. Grove 12/17/1931 s2/p1
Ronn Arthur 6/4/1936 1
Rooker Albert H. 7/2/1949 7
Rooker Cyrus A. 8/7/1950 9
Rooker Emma Caroline 2/7/1950 7
Rooker Floyd Harrison 5/3/1934 1
Rooker Frederick E. 3/1/1934 3
Rooker Mabel Inga 3/15/1950 13
Rooker Melvin 9/10/1931 1
Root Andrew 1/5/1950 13
Root Andrew 1/14/1950 6
Root Charles Warren 11/24/1950 2
Root Evyline 10/4/1945 3
Root John 8/26/1943 9
Ropp Christian L. 4/5/1943 4
Rosa Elam 7/24/1930 4
Rosa Frank 9/10/1931 4&7
Rose Anna 4/25/1935 1
Rose Ernest L. 6/30/1938 4
Rose John T. 3/3/1938 1
Rosebrock Otto 5/20/1940 1
Rosemayer Lydia 10/9/1950 10
Rosenbrock John 1/31/1939 6
Rosencrans Celia Creaser 6/20/1935 6
Ross Anna E. 5/31/1949 7
Ross Bud Duain 10/4/1945 1
Ross Drucilla B Chadman 6/13/1939 1
Ross Flossie 9/23/1949 9
Ross Henry Burton 1/11/1944 1
Ross Ida Sarah 7/15/1942 3
Ross John 6/4/1946 5
Ross June Marie 8/22/1935 6
Ross Marian Thurgood 2/4/1942 10
Ross Robert 6/27/1946 2
Ross Ronald 5/6/1947 7
Ross Sarah Mc Callum 5/23/1938 1& 6
Ross Virgil Lee 11/22/2028 1
Ross William W Sr. 10/14/1940 1
Rosser Rachel Ailsa Craig 2/21/1942 6
Roth William 6/21/1934 5
Rothbart Herman 9/22/1943 5
Rottiers Paul 4/29/1947 7
Rought Emma 1/4/1934 2
Rounds Herbert 2/26/1942 18
Rounds William 12/7/1933 7
Rouse Harry H. 10/26/1945 6
Rouse Henry 6/1/1940 4
Rowden Robert M. 10/21/1950 7
Rowe Andrew D 2/5/1940 8
Rowe Edith 11/21/2029 3
Rowe Evenetta 1/18/1939 4
Rowe Rosa 11/19/1931 3
Rowe Ruth Ann 2/11/1947 7
Rowe Sarah 3/22/2028 7
Rowe William Harold 8/3/1933 s2/p3
Rowland Mabel 1/13/1947 1
Rowley Martha 12/15/1950 4
Rowley Patrick Bryan 11/2/1943 4
Rownd Robert M. II 5/18/1949 13
Roworth Hannah 3/12/1936 S2/P4
Rowse Mrs. James E. 7/11/1944 2
Roy Lewis 5/31/2028 5
Ruan Richard Martin 9/20/2028 8
Rubbert Caroline Lange 1/26/2028 8
Rueff Fred W. 4/30/1931 s2/p3
Rueff Grace E Badgeley 8/10/1942 5
Rueff Louise 2/16/1933 8
Ruhle Mary A. 8/6/1938 2
Ruhle Rhinehart 11/9/1940 3
Ruhnau Leo 12/27/1941 6
Ruhnau Leo Francis 10/2/1950 1
Rumler Martin R. 5/23/2029 s3-1
Runnell George 8/30/2028 2
Runnels Edward H. 9/23/1938 2
Running Mayme Caswell 12/26/1939 5
Rupright Mrs. Sigmund 3/12/1931 5
Rusho Alex 5/10/1939 1
Rusho Harry 7/20/1946 3
Rusho Jessie 10/4/1934 4
Russ Alice Loretta 1/31/1948 7
Russ George 5/31/1940 3
Russ Harvey C. 12/28/1950 2
Russel Mrs. Frank G. 1/25/1934 8
Russell Charles B. 10/16/1948 7
Russell Fred Eugene 5/16/1946 2
Russell George W. 3/20/1944 4
Russell Gilbert L. 1/17/1948 7
Russell John 8/13/1931 1
Russell Thomas J. 9/13/1945 9
Russell Thomas M 4/17/1941 12
Russell William 5/16/1934 4
Ruthig Mrs. William 6/20/1945 9
Rutledge Clarence 1/23/1950 10
Ryan Alden Winslow 5/31/2028 1
Ryan Anna 3/11/1949 5
Ryan Ernest 11/19/1938 6
Ryan Glenna Mae 5/16/1934 4
Ryan Hugh W. 1/17/1946 5
Ryan James 4/26/1949 2
Ryan Janith Lynne 1/19/1938 6
Ryan Maria A. 6/21/1937 1
Ryan Martin H. 2/8/1934 1
Ryan Nellie Josephine 2/16/1942 1
Ryan William J. 4/29/1937 s2/p5
Ryder Charles 11/27/1950 9
Rydman Anna Romatz 5/13/1941 3
Rytlewski Henry 10/10/1935 1
Rytlewski Roman 12/24/1937 1
Rytlewski Victoria 2/25/1937 3

 

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