Margaret Jean Seipke 6/6/2002
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home for Margaret Jean Seipke, who died June 6 at her Traverse City home. She was 73.
Mrs. Seipke was born on March 1, 1929, in Detroit, the daughter of Vernon and Genevieve (Tallmadge) Parker. On March 12, 1949, in Detroit, she married Milton H. Seipke, who survives.
She was a longtime volunteer at the Leelanau Memorial Health Center, and enjoyed traveling with her husband, and antiquing.
Also surviving are four children, Christine (Randall) Nelson, Charmaine Zakl, Milton (Cheryl) Seipke and Mark (Diane) Seipke; brothers Kenneth (Jackie) Parker and Vernon (Ruth ) Parker; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren;
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omena. Memorials may be made to the Grand Traverse Area Hospice.
George Carl Young 5/29/2002
Funeral services were held Monday at Trinity Church for Northport resident George Carl Young, who died May 29 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. He was 86.
Mr. Young was born in Iron River on Oct. 9, 1915, son of Erick and Mathilda (Johnson) Young. On June 27, 1958, in Diamondale, he married the former Dorothy Donna Hummel, who survives.
Mr. Young served four years in the Army during World War II, during which he worked closely with General Dwight Eisenhower in advance command communications. He served for many years on the Northport Village Planning Commission, and served on the Diamondale/Holt and Northport school boards. He was an active member of the Lions Club for more than 40 years, and was a former member of the Northport Chamber of Commerce.
Also surviving are six sons, Gary Carl Young of Northport, John B. (Linda Vieira) Young of Snowmass, Colo., Anthony Peter (Ellen) Govorchin of Okemos, Steven Wayne Govorchin of Boulder, Colo., Chris Erick Young of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and George Thomas Young of Romulus; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard.
Memorials may be directed to Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
Sophia Pinho 5/30/2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Dearborn for Lake Leelanau resident Sophia Pinho, who died May 30.
Mrs. Pinho was a former resident of Dearborn. Survivors include her husband, Manuel; children Elena O’Connor, Larry and Kenneth; a sister, Henry Vega; and five grandchildren.
Interment was in White Chapel Cemetery.
Harry H. McSauby 5/29/2002
Funeral services were held Monday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church for Suttons Bay resident Harry H. Boston McSauby, who died May 29 at Munson Medical Center. He was 74.
Mr. McSauby was born on May 26, 1928, in East Jordan, the son of Jonas and Jeanette (Oliver) McSauby. In October, 1946, he married the former Lucille Lewis, who survives.
Mr. McSauby graduated in 1948 from Northport High School, after which he and Lucille resided and worked in Grand Rapids. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Traverse City and later to Suttons Bay.
Also surviving are three daughters, Roxanne (Dave) Selby of Grawn; Kimberly (Vic) Goddard of Hastings, and Loretta (William) Selby of Dallas, Ga.; a sister, Janita Yohe of New York; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Oliver McSauby and Julius Ance; and sisters Leota Lockneit and Ethel McSauby.
Burial was in East Jordan. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 525 W. 14th St., Traverse City 49684.
Dawn Marie Grumley 5/29/2002
A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church Dawn Marie Grumley, who died May 29 in her Cedar home. She was 33.
Mrs. Grumley was born in Neenah, Wisc., on April 25, 1969, the daughter of Albert and Barbara (Baumann) King. In October, 1990, she married Steven Grumley, who survives.
Mrs. Grumley served two years in the Army Military police. She attended Northwestern Michigan College, and became secretary for Holy Rosary School and a data clerk for Munson Home Health Care. She was involved in lector, was a religion teacher and sang in church choirs. She also was past treasurer, vice president, chaplain and president of Daisy Chain No. 2 of the Elks Lodge, where she was named “Daisy of the Year (2000).”
Hobbies included photography, flower gardening, camping, ice skating and her great passion, reading.
Also surviving are her children, Alicia, Michael and Matthew; her father and step-mother, Albert and Mary King of Neenah, Wisc.; a brother, Joseph King of Menasha, Wis.; her grandmother, Josephine King of Neenah; in-laws Church and Vicki Grumley of Traverse City; grandparents-in-law Victor and Mary K. Teichman of Durand, and Mable Nichels of Traverse City. She was preceded in death by her mother, an unborn child, and three grandparents.
Memorials may be made to the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
Vern T. Darlington 5/9/2002
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home for Lake Leelanau resident Vern T. Darlington Sr., who died May 9 at Munson Medical Center. He was 86.
Mrs. Darlington was born on March 21, 1916, in Brighton, the son of Rufus and Carrie (West) Darlington. On Jan. 4, 1936, in Pontiac, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Theo V. Ebert, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Darlington was a purchasing agent in the automotive industry, working for Ford Motor Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed camping, “RVing” and traveling.
Survivors include his sons, Vern T. Darlington Jr. of Lake Leelanau and Frank H. (Cheryl) Darlington of Alden; sisters Marion (Garner) Hudson of Hillman and Thelma Blanck of Belleville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Darlington was preceded in death by a sister, Doramae Musolf.
The candlelight services will be held under the auspices of Masonic Lodge 222 F. & A. M. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to the Michigan Diabetes Association.
Violet Lillian Yonkers 5/19/2002
Leland resident Violet Lillian Yonkers died May 19 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Yonkers was born on Aug. 21, 1910, in Grand Rapids, daughter of Michael and Martha (Zelinski) Kronke. On Feb. 4, 1928, in Grand Rapids, she married Albert Yonkers, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Yonkers was a seamstress for most of her life, and a member of St. Mary Magdalene in Grand Rapids.
Surviving are two granddaughters; and two grandsons. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Albert Yonkers Jr. and Kenneth Yonkers; and one daughter, Diane Finch.
Burial was in Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Rapids.
Cherié Ann Valentine 4/25/2002
A memorial service has been held for Chicago resident Cherié Ann Valentine, who died April 25 at the University of Illinois Medical Center. She was 45.
Miss Valentine was born on Nov. 24, 1956, and grew up in Chicago. She graduated from Morton East High School, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago campus. She worked for the Chicago Board of Trade, and recently was self-employed as a bond trader from her home.
She enjoyed traveling to foreign countries and the United States. She was a member of the Lincoln Park Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses.
Surviving are her sisters, Marietta (Howard) Alton of Rogers, Ark. and Va’Nessa (Art) Valentine-Nixon of Rockwall, Texas; a brother, Nello (Sue Bullock) Valentine Jr. of Cedar; and sister-in-law Margaret Patchin of Traverse City.
Memorials may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, Chicago, Ill. 60610.
Marion N. Stroud 5/5/2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport for Lake Leelanau resident Marion Nikkoline Stroud, who died May 5 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Stroud was born on the family farm near Northport on May 18, 1918, the daughter of Christian and Julie (Hommeistad) Nielsen. On June 18, 1940, in Napoleon, Ohio, she married Russell A. Stroud, who survives.
Mrs. Stroud was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, and graduated in 1936 from Northport High School. The couple resided in Prineville, Ore., Portland, Ore., Flint and Taylor before retiring to Lake Leelanau in 1975. They also wintered in Sun City, Fla.
Also surviving are her daughter, Julie “Nikki” (Hugh) Acosta of New Boston; her son, Russell (Marjorie) of Grosse Isle; two brothers, Christian (Mary) Nielson of Mesa, Ariz. and Norman (Pauline) Nielson of Northport; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Interment was in Leelanau Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church.