Joan Lucille Reinbolt, Bradenton
Joan Lucille Reinbolt, 61, of Bradenton, died Nov. 18, 2003.
No local services; memorial contributions may be made to: Tops Club, Inc., 4575 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, Wisc. 53207-5800.
Joan Lucille Reinbolt came to Manatee County from Ohio in 1963. She was a Homemaker. She was a member of Carlton Arms Bible Study - KOPS, Jubilee Church on the Way.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; daughter Melissa Miller of Bradenton; sons Douglas of Bradenton; Jeffrey of Gainesville; and four grandchildren, Jason, Megan, Tommy and Mike.
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother will be missed. She went to be with her first love, Jesus.
Virginia P. Swarts, Bradenton and, Caledonia, N.Y.
Virginia P. (Ginny) Swarts, Bradenton/Caledonia NY.
Beloved mother, dearest sister, treasured friend.
Ginny was born July 19, 1934 in Rochester, NY, and passed away November 28, 2003 in Bradenton, FL, surrounded by family.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Sidney, and a sister Glenn Mary (Midge) Martin. Survived by two daughters, Kathryn Niedzwick and husband Joseph, of Bradenton, FL, and Melinda (Mindi) McDermott and husband Richard, of Lafayette, CO. Her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were a joy to her: Cori Annis and husband James of Holmes Beach, FL (and sons Brock and Brandon), Jody Naeher and husband Doug (and daughter Lila), also of Holmes Beach, and Jonathan Niedzwick and wife Amy of Bradenton. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Solberg and husband Martin and family of Newport, WA, three sisters in-law, Lois and Bob Waldron of Clifton Springs, NY, Roberta Arnold of Lompoc, CA, Barb and Ken Burmeister of Painted Post, NY, and their families, and dear friend, Phil D'Angelo of Caledonia, NY.
She was a native of Caledonia, NY, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church there. When she moved to Bradenton, FL in 1991, she became a member of the Braden River Church. She was active in her church, community and organizations too numerous to mention. Her years as a travel agent for Van Zile Travel Agency took her all over the world, and her many interests - golf, music, travel and bingo - kept her always on the go.
Alhart Funeral Home in Caledonia, NY, is handling the arrangements and calling hours will be Thursday, December 4th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral will be Friday, December 5th at 1, at the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service in Bradenton, FL, will be held at a later date, and memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Southwest Florida.
She enriched the lives of all who knew her, and her strength and support were freely offered to anyone in need. Although she was taken from us too soon, we take comfort in knowing that her beautiful voice is singing with the angels now.
Muriel R. Wilson, Akron, Mich.
Muriel R. Wilson, 86, of Akron Michigan, formerly of Bradenton, FL, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 30 2003 at Bay Medical Care Facility.
The daughter of the late Francis R. & Margaret (Elliott) Cole, she was born June 1, 1917 in Kinross, Ontario. Muriel was the manager of Awrey Bakery in Detroit for 35 years. She was a member of Northville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #77.
Muriel married Charles A. Wilson on April 4, 1936 and he preceded her in death on March 8, 1984.
Muriel is survived by her two daughters, Marion & Phillip Phelps of Bradenton, FL and Barbara Wilson of Akron; grandchildren, Barb & Ken ONeil, Scott & Nancy Phelps, Todd & Shelly Phelps, Diane & Rick Young, Lori & Mike Decker, Jeff & Emmy Begley, Charles & Jean Begley, Pat & Tom Beson, Marion Jean & her fiance Matt and Jenny & Jerry Ronk; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Susan Cole of Saskachewan, Canada and Dorothy Goyette of Detroit; several nieces & nephews, especially Barry & Lexie Cole of Saskachewan, Canada. Muriel was also preceded in death by two great-granddaughters, Alyssa Begley & Colleen Jean; a grandson-in- law, Donald Sweetman; and a brother, Bud Cole.
Muriels family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Bay Medical Care Facility 1 East for their special care of our mother and grandmother.
Funeral Services will take place Wednesday Dec. 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Gephart Funeral Homes, Inc., 201 W. Midland St., Bay City, Michigan 48706, (989)686-2291. Officiating will be Pastor Chuck Bailey of the Wisner United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Gagetown Cemetery, Gagetown, MI. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10 a.m. The Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted by the O.E.S. Bay Chapter #219 Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.
For more info please go to www.gephartfuneral home.com.
Milton Benjamin, Lubbers
Milton (Milt) Benjamin Lubbers, brother, friend and adored uncle passed away on November 21, 2003.
He was born April 9, 1934 in Fairview, Michigan, the son of Melvin and Marion Lubbers.
Milt was a graduate of Zeeland High School in Zeeland, Michigan and went on to earn his degree at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. After college, Milt served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Milt was active in opening European markets for Pella Window products and upon his return to the U.S. from Europe he opened a Pella distributorship in Salt Lake City, Utah where he resided for several years. Milt retired to Bradenton, Florida in 1993.
He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Ruth Lubbers of Salt Lake City, Utah and Tom and Kathy Lubbers of Wilmington, North Carolina. He is also survived by three nieces, two nephews and several dear friends.
The family will greet friends for a celebration of Milt's life at the Rosedale Country Club (5100 87th Street East, Bradenton, Florida, 34211) on Thursday, December 11th from 4 to 6 p.m. An internment service will be held in Western Michigan in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Milt's name to Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Van W. Collis, Bradenton
Van W. Collis, 81, of Bradenton, died November 29, 2003.
He was predeceased by his wife Beatrice, and two sons, Gerry and Dennis, and is survived by seven sons, David, James, Ronald, Richard, Michael, Matt and William, 21 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services to be held in Michigan.
Jeanette Rice Milne, Ellenton
Jeanette Rice Milne, 83, of Ellenton, FL and formerly of Hammonton, NJ, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 at her sons residence in Stratford, NJ.
Born and raised in Hammonton, she lived in Ellenton, FL since 1988. She graduated Hammonton High School Class of 1937. She worked for First Federal Savings and Loan of Hammonton from 1948-1961 and retired from Inter Boro Savings and Loan in Cherry Hill for over 25 years as The Assistant Vice President.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert Milne. Surviving are her children, David (Mary) Milne of Stratford, NJ, Robert Milne of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Janis (Bruce) Benham of Virginia Beach, VA. Dear sister of Marie Rice Andreas of Ocean City, NJ. Loving Grandmother of Linda Elizabeth Milne.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Services Tuesday 1 p.m. at the Greenmount Cemetery, 1st Rd, Hammonton, NJ. Arrangements by the Marinella Funeral Home, Inc. 102 N. 3rd St Hammonton, NJ. Donations may be sent to American Cancer Society Atlantic Co. Chapter, 626 N. Shore Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ. 08053.
Helen Marie Smalling, Bradenton
Helen Marie Smalling, 94, of Bradenton, FL, died Nov. 26, 2003 at The Dorcas House.
She was born in Dale, Ohio. She moved to Manatee County in 1975 from Chicago, Illinois.
Survivors include her son; Richard Smalling of Bradenton, her daughter; Karen Skipper of Silver Springs, FL and three grandchildren.
Lt. Charles Edward McMillan Jr., Bradenton
Lt. Charles Edward McMillan Jr., 36, of Bradenton, died Nov. 29, 2003.
He was a native of Bradenton. He was a former Lieutenant with the Bradenton Police Dept. with 15 years of service and a member of Colonial Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Linda Smith of Bradenton, brother, Darrin Henderson of Colorado, uncles; William Samuels, Thomas Samuels, and James Samuels, all of Bradenton, his aunt, Cheryl Sacony of Philadelphia, PA, maternal grandfather, Fred Samuels of Bradenton, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, he is also survived by his companion Gina Winterbottom of Bradenton.
Marie Forgeur, Bradenton
Marie Forgeur, 99, of Bradenton, FL, died Dec. 1, 2003 at The Pines of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Born in Belgium, She was an Aerialist for Ringling Brothers Circus.
Survivors include son Fernand Forgeur, Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren.
Ann Emily Hayde Prange
Ann Emily Hayde Prange passed away Saturday Nov. 29, 2003, in Manassas, VA.
Born May 5, 1915 in Chicago, she retired to Bradenton in 1982 with her husband Jack, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was a member of the Manatee Chapter No14 Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, Paul L. Hayden of Duluth, MN and Mark K. Hayden of Stafford, VA; a brother, Gordon A. Groebe of Oak Lawn, IL, a sister, Beverly M. Hoffmeyer of Glenview, IL; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A small family service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, 186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA 22554. Interment will be at a later date in Chicago, IL.
Agnes J. Greene, Bradenton
Agnes J. Greene, 77, of Bradenton, died December 1, 2003 at Blake Medical Center.
Born April 18, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, she moved to Bradenton in 1980 from Crown Point, IN. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Bradenton Yacht Club.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ernest G; three sons, Kevin J. of Santa Ana, CA, David L. of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, and William A. of Park City UT; a daughter, Jacquelyn Gottschalk of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister, Nancy Schueler of Bedford Hills, NY; and five grandchildren.
All services will be in Arlington, VA. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes 26th St Chapel, Bradenton is in charge of arrangements.