Peggy Lind Klarr
A memorial service has been held at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills for lifelong Leland summer resident Peggy Lind Klarr, who died Dec. 8, 2001, in Birmingham. She was 76.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Klarr; daughters Linda Wilson-Gamage and Peggy Wilson; sons Charles, Robert and Jeff Wilson; step-daughters Kate Long and Sally Aldrich; step-son Gunnar Klarr; sister Liz Galbreath; and 19 grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Leland Community Cultural Center or the Leelanau Conservancy.
Aloysius T. Suttmann
Aloysius T. (Big Al) Suttmann, 79, beloved husband of Patricia Justice Suttmann, beloved father of Patricia Aileen Suttmann of Albuquerque, N.M., and Clement Charles Suttmann and wife Holly Eve carter Suttmann of Leland, Mich., beloved Papa of Logan Nicholas, Noah Christopher and Christy Mara Suttmann of Leland, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, 1999.
Preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Catherine Suttmann, brothers Fr. Cletus Suttmann O.F.M., Fr. Donnul Suttmann O.F.M., and nephew Thomas Doll. Survived also are sister Dorothy Doll, nephew George Doll and family, nieces Mary Ellen Grossman and family, Julie Eckstein and family, Cathy Schene and family, and Donna Doll, and many great nieces and nephews.
Attended New Mexico State Teachers, served in World War II, captured on Bataan, prisoner of war 31/2 years, Philippines and Japan. Upon his release, returned to graduate from University of Dayton.
Member of Bellbrook Lions Club, Zentsujians (POWs). Very active in the service of his parish, St. Francis of Assisi and as a member of the St. Francis Men's Club.
Funeral Mass of Celebration at St. Francis of Assisi Parish 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 (Feast of All Saints), presiding were Fr. Robert J. Shields and Fr. John Turnbull, O.F.M., following which family received friends at the parish on Wilmington Pike.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Francis Parish Building Fund, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, Ohio, 45459-2595.
Burial was Tuesday in Oldenburg, Ind. (childhood home), Holy Family Church Cemetery.
Papa, Husband, Pop, Leader, passionate person of faith, family and country, you are our spirit, carried on, until everyone of us meets again.
Erma (Glass) Hubbell
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia, Ohio, for Leland resident Erma (Glass) Hubbell, who died Oct. 21 at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City. She was 96.
Mrs. Hubbell was born in Jeffersonville, Ohio, on Sept. 12, 1903, the daughter of James Franklin and Edith Mae (Bush) Glass. In June of 1933, she married Phillip Hubbell, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1984.
Mrs. Hubbell graduated from Miami (Ohio) University and was an elementary school teacher in Xenia and Beaver Creek, Ohio. She was also a member of the Green County Historical Society and Beaver Creek Wetlands Assn. She loved to travel, especially with her husband, and enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Lauris Glass.
Visitation will be for one hour immediately preceding the funeral. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Beaver Creek. Memorials may directed to the Leelanau Community Church.
Bette Jo Brey
Services will be held Friday in Florida for Bette Jo Brey, who died Jan. 13 at her Melrose, Fla. residence. She was 88.
Mrs. Brey was born in Empire. She was the first woman real estate broker in the Birmingham and Bloomfield area of Michigan. She was also a high school teacher and successful entrepreneur of a store in Chicago that specialized in hand-made candies. She was Methodist.
Survivors include daughters Ingrid K. Brey of Grosse Pointe Park and Sonya Y. Stanz of Maple City; a brother, Charlie Johnson of New Port Richey, Fla; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Brey.
Burial will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Empire. Donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville 32601; or to the Salvation Army.
Jean M. Brett
A memorial service was held yesterday for Monmouth, Ill., and Leland summer resident Jean M. Brett, who died Oct. 20 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill. She was 77.
Mrs. Brett was born in Bloomington, Ind., on Aug. 12, 1922, the daughter of Professor James E. and Marion Janes Moffat. On Nov. 21, 1959, in Bangkok, Thailand, she married professor Cecil C. Brett, who survives.
A graduate of Indiana University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Beta Kappa, she worked for Yale University, the United Nations and later at Indiana University. A homemaker, she was active with Kappa Kappa Gamma at Monmouth College, having served as its treasurer. She loved bridge, crossword puzzles, mystery novels and traveling.
Also surviving are a son, Richard M. (Heather) Brett of Greensboro, N.C.; and a brother, R. Douglas Moffat of Los Altos Hils, Calif.
Cremation was accorded.
John J. Laskey Jr.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church for John J. Laskey Jr., who died Dec. 28 at his Traverse City home. He was 59.
Mr. Laskey was born in Cedar on Feb. 27, 1942, the son of John J. and Matilda "Tillie" (Popa) Laskey Sr. On April 11, 1964, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, he married Delberta L. Lance, who survives.
Mr. Laskey retired in June after 33 years of employment with Consumers Energy. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed golfing, bowling, umpiring and refereeing. He was a star basketball player and in his junior year set the state final scoring record with 32 points as Glen Lake won the Class D title in 1959.
Also surviving are his children, Eric (Lorna) Laskey of Traverse City and twin sons, Jeffery (Holly) Laskey of Traverse City and Jason Laskey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; sisters Martha (Joseph) Czerniak and Jackie (Edward) Budd-both of Cedar; and a grandson. Preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Ann Dezelski.
Burial will be in the spring at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Isadore. Memorials may be directed to Munson Medical Center Oncology Unit or Munson Hospice.
Edwin C. Bower III
Services will be held in Telluride, Colo. for Edwin C. Bower III, a part-time resident of Leland, who died at the home of a friend in Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 13. He was 64.
Born to Edwin Charles (Eddie) Bowers, Jr. and Frances (Rae) Bowers, Mr. Bowers attended Maumee Valley Country Day School in Maumee, Ohio and graduated from the Kiski School in Saltsburg, Penn. A 1962 graduate of Dartmouth, he received as master's degree in German language and literature from the University of Chicago in 1965. Mr. Bowers later studied at the Goethe Institute in Vienna and served in the United States Army. in Germany, from 1958 to 1960.
Bowers worked as reporter for the daily newspaper in Fostoria, Ohio, and the Toledo Blade before moving to New York, where he was on the overnight staff of United Press International. In 1969, he moved to Telluride, Colo., where he and his wife co-edited the weekly Telluride Times until be became a member of the then-fledgling resort's first ski patrol.
He and his family lived subsequently in Denver, and hen in Idaho Springs, Colo. In addition to his son, Edwin C. (Bean) Bowers IV, of Bozeman, Mont., Mr. Bowers is survived by his brother, James R. Bowers, of Telluride, Colo. and two sister, Roberta Clark Bowers of Martinez, Calif., and Rebecca Bowers Skrainka of St. Louis, Mo., three nieces and one nephew. His uncle, Jim Rae, resides in Leelanau Woods.
Funeral services were held Monday in Troy for Traverse City resident Elizabeth Giroux, who died Jan. 4. She was 87.
Mrs. Giroux was born in Pontiac on April 8, 1914, the daughter of Herbert and Louise (Roberts) Boice. On May 24, 1934, in Pontiac, she married William Giroux Jr., who preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Giroux was a homemaker, devoted wife and loving mother. She especially enjoyed arts and crafts.
Surviving are her son, Danny (Linda) Giroux of Northport; a half brother, Donald Mears of Clarkston; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by a half brother, Ellis Boice.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Dorothy Mae Hodge
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated yesterday at St. Francis Catholic Church for Traverse City resident Dorothy Mae Hodge, who died Jan. 5 at Munson Medical Center. She was 57.
Mrs. Hodge was born in Lake Leelanau on Aug. 10, 1944, the daughter of Wilfred and Helen (Ross) Duperon. On Aug. 14, 1965 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, she marred Richard William Hodge, who preceded her in death in 1981.
Mrs. Hodge was employed in the medical care profession, and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She enjoyed walks, and spending time with her granddaughters.
Survivors include four sons, David Hodge of Seattle, Daniel (Christine) Hodge of Clawson, and Bryan Hodge and Kevin Hodge, both of Traverse City; her parents, of Lake Leelanau; brothers and sisters Mary Lou Mikowski, Donald Duperon, Barbara Fleis, Wilfred Duperon Jr., Robert Duperon and Stephen Duperon; and two granddaughters.
Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or a memorial fund to be established with Grand Traverse Pavilions.
Marion Brooke Martin
A family service has been held for San Jose, Calif., resident Marion Brooke Martin, who died Dec. 2. She was 88.
Mrs. Martin was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 1, 1913, the daughter of Jessie and Charles Brooke. In 1942, she married Frank J. Martin Jr., who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Martin graduated with a degree in child psychology from the University of Michigan. She was a teacher and taught Sunday school for 25 years at Northville Baptist Church and for 15 years at Bethany Baptist Church in Traverse City, where she was a Deacon. The couple moved to Lake Leelanau in 1972, and then to San Jose in 1997.
She will be remembered most for her selfless devotion, and will be sadly missed by her family.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers. Surviving are children Glenn (Dale) of Traverse City; Robert (Sandy) of San Jose; a sister; and five grandchildren.
Her ashes will remain in Traverse City along side her husband's. Memorials may be made to Gideons Bible International-call 615-883-8533 for details.
Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for Cedar resident Bessie Schlueter, who died Jan. 2. She was 88.
Mrs. Schlueter was born in Cedar on June 24, 1913, the daughter of Arthur Henry and Clarissa Levina (Allen) McQueen. On June 24, 1936, in Jackson, Mich., she wed Walter Herman August Schlueter, who preceded her in death after 54 years of marriage.
Mrs. Schlueter was a lifelong resident of Leelanau County, and worked as a registered nurse until retirement. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and a member of the retirement group SERA.
Surviving are three daughters, Jane Weaver of Northport, Joyce Lane of Ionia and Jean Rathsam of Grove, Okla.; a sister, Harriet Boomer of Jackson; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy; a half sister, Edna Hohnke; a half brother, Lester Herrmann; a twin brother, James; and a granddaughter.
Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or to Grand Traverse Area Hospice.