Edith Elvera Farber
A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m. Friday at Trinity Church for Northport resident Edith Elvera Farber, who died Nov. 24 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. She was 81.
Mrs. Farber was born in Northport on Aug. 21, 1920, the daughter of Robyn and Elvera (Anderson) Rogers. On June 27, 1947, she married Lyle Farber, who survives.
Mrs. Farber was a lifelong member of Trinity Church who enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are a son, Jack Allen Farber; two sisters, Iva Stowe and Rosalle Peterson; and a brother, Wyman J. Rogers.
Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.
Donna Allen Nelson
Donna Allen Nelson of Suttons Bay died Oct. 15. She was 86.
Mrs. Nelson was born on Aug. 29, 1913, in Leroy, Mich. On March 17, 1913, in Cadillac, she married Samuel "Lee" Nelson, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard and Dennis; a daughter, Cherry Scott; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Her body has been donated to University of Michigan Medical School. No services are planned.
Memorials may be directed to Sharecare of Leelanau, P.O. Box 217, Northport 49670; or Munson Hospice.
A celebration of life was held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for Vernon James Bardenhagen, who died Nov. 20 at his East Leland home. He was 79.
Mr. Bardenhagen was born on Nov. 3, 1922, on the Suttons Bay farm of Elmer and Emma (Wakulat) Bardenhagen. On May 26, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland, he marred Ruth Lorraine Scheck, who survives.
Mr. Bardenhagen was a lifelong farmer who grew potatoes, cherries, strawberries, cauliflower and broccoli. He spent many hours working on the farm where he taught his children the meaning of work, and hauled his produce and crops of his neighbors to various markets and local processors including retail stores in Leelanau County, Traverse City and Grand Rapids. In recent years, he delivered chemicals for Wilbur Ellis.
Mr. Bardenhagen was considered a great euchre player and also enjoyed cribbage, bridge, bowling and in his later years golf. He and Ruth wintered for 25 years in Florida, and enjoyed time at their family's Upper Peninsula cabin. He was a former Leland School Board member; belonged to the Farm Bureau and several cherry industry committees; and served as usher, elder, and on various committees with the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
Also surviving are his children, James V. (Janeen Meyers) Bardenhagen, Gary A. (Christi Bremer) Bardenhagen, Robert E. (Bonnie Severence) Bardenhagen, John A. Bardenhagen, Peter A. (Karen Moe) Bardenhagen and Judith A. (Bill) Livingston; a brother, Victor Bardenhagen of Varnsville, S.C.; a sister, Jane Schwarz of Leland; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Bardenhagen; a sister, Lucille (Petersen) Bach; and a daughter, Susan Jane Bardenhagen.
Burial was in East Leland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or to Munson Hospice.
Mary K. Strang
A Catholic Requiem Mass was celebrated Monday at Martinson Funeral Home for Suttons Bay resident Mary K. Strang, who died Nov. 15 at Wind Song Adult Foster Care in Leland. She was 95.
Mrs. Strang was born in Gills Pier on Sept. 10, 1906, the daughter of Joseph and Ella (Kroupa) Kirt. On Nov. 3, 1937, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, she married Boniface "Bonnie" J. Strang, who preceded her in death in 1991.
Mrs. Strang was a member of St. Michaels and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Churches. She enjoyed gardening and visiting with her many friends.
Surviving are three grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was also preceded in death a son, Kenneth; two sisters, Mary Kolarik and Jennie Kolarik; and a brother, Joseph.
Interment was in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City. Memorials may be directed to Mass Intentions, or the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Squad.
Donna Estella Behm
Funeral services were held Saturday for Suttons Bay resident Donna Estella Behm, who died Nov. 27 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center. She was 69.
Mrs. Behm was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Suttons Bay, the daughter of Henry and Fern (Priest) Behm. She was a member of the Suttons Bay Congregational Church.
Surviving are her sister, Fern Behm Walter of Suttons Bay. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.
Burial was in Keswick Maple Grove Cemetery.
Gertrude M. Juergen
A private memorial service will be held for Gertrude M. Juergen of West Palm Beach, Fla, who died Nov. 3. She was 72.
Mrs. Muergen was born in Leland, the daughter of the late Gordon and Geneva Carlson.
She is survived by daughters Connie Veldhoff of Holland, Susan Anderson of Ruskin, Fla., Laura Oxford of Wellington, Colo. and Polly Thomas of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Raymond Juergen of Holland; brothers Richard and Owen Carlson; a sister, Carole Dame; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Cella Christine Kalchik
A Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church for Celia Christine Kalchik, who died Oct. 27 at Bortz Health Care. He was 93.
Mrs. Kalchik was born in Gills Pier on May 6, 1908, the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Hulla) Houdek. On April 17, 1928, in Gills Pier, she married Roy Albion Kalchik, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1990.
Mrs. Kalchik was the oldest surviving lifelong member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She loved her vegetable garden and canning home-grown produce. She also enjoyed quilting and needlework.
Surviving are seven children, James (Virginia) Kalchik, Gertrude Vingsness, Betty (Otto) Mork, Elmer (Millie) Kalchik, Bernice (Albert) Herman, Pat (Clarence) Popp and Tom (Jane) Kalchik; a brother, Victor (Agnes) Houdek; 33 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a son-in-law, Donald Vingsness; a brother, Charles; a sister, Emma Sedlacek; and a twin sister, Anna Korson.
Burial was in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mass intentions or the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery Fund.
Joan Marie Mieras
Joan Marie (Herrold) Mieras of Cedar and Grosse Pointe Woods died on Oct. 2.
Mrs. Mieras was the daughter of Mildred and the late Edward Harrold. She loved to read and enjoyed nature, animals and collecting antiques. She was a wonderful cook.
She is also survived by her husband, Don; three sons, Joe, Jonathan and Jaime; two daughters, Josette and Jannine; a brother, John; and two grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sturgis, Mich.
Irene C Phillips
Graveside services were held at Florida National Cemetery for Irene C. Phillips, who died Oct. 18 at Springhill Regional Hospital. She was 86.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Cedar on June 28, 1915, the daughter of Mike and Helen (Odaj) Rosinski. She lived most of her life in the suburbs of Detroit before retiring from Michigan Bell in 1978 and moving to Clearwater, Fla.
Surviving are two daughters, Marylyn Bechard of Hudson, Fla. and Elizabeth Osburn of Adrian; a step-daughter, Yvonne Collingwood of Southfield; two sisters, Sophia Sharp of Sun City West, Ariz. and Proxes Bryant of Cedar; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Phillips in 1972.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church for Charles Piotrowski, who died Oct. 11 at his Suttons Bay home. He was 60.
Mr. Piotrowski was born on July 13, 1939, in Bremond, Texas, the son of Felix and Agnes (Lero) Piotrowski. On June 15, 1963, in St. Andrews Church in Detroit, he married Mary Lou Dombrowski, who survives.
Mr. Piotrowski, who served in the Air Force, was an engineer for 23 years at Illinois Tool in Traverse City. He moved to Suttons Bay in 1973 from Dearborn. A loving husband and father, he was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.
Also surviving are children Robert (Marie) Piotrowski of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Debbie Piotrowski of Lansing, Donna Piotrowski of Grand Rapids, Brian (Susan) Piotrowski of Honolulu, Hawaii and Bruce Piotrowski of Traverse City; brothers Rainier (Marianne), Ronald (Carolyn) and Alan (Bonnie); sisters Sharon Parravano and Gwen (Stanley) Loniewski; his parents of Dearborn Heights; and four grandchildren.
Friends could have called from 2-9 p.m. last night, and may call today from 2-9 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home. A Rosary is planned for 7:30 tonight. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mass intentions or the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Department.
Ernest Charles Adrian
A memorial service will be held at Beck Funeral Home in Roger City for Traverse City resident Ernest Charles Adrian, who died Oct. 20 at Munson Medical Center. He was 96.
Mr. Adrian was born in Alpena on Oct. 6, 1905, the son of Henry and Mary (Egenriether) Adrian. On Aug. 12, 1929, in Toledo, he married Jean Leon Farrow, who preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 1993.
Mr. Adrian was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland. He enjoyed working with and repairing electronic equipment. Her served in Italy while a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fern Tisch of Fraser and Lorraine (Robert) Nelson of Shelby Township; and two brothers, Roy Adrian of Marion and Harry (Trudy) Adrian of Alpena. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel, Clara and Ruth; and a brother, Martin.
Visitation will be held today from 1-8 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service in Roger City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers City.
Eric C. Oleson
A memorial service was held Saturday at Church of the Living God for Traverse City resident Eric Christopher Oleson, who died Oct. 16 at Munson Medical Center. He was 23.
Mr. Oleson was born in Clearwater, Fla., on May 29, 1978, the son of Robert D. and Pamela S. (Hohnke) Oleson. He was a 1996 graduate of Traverse City High School and a graduate of Johnson Wales University of Culinary Arts. He had been sous chef at Bay Harbor, and was a licensed insurance agent. He loved snowboarding, golf and basketball.
Surviving are his parents of Traverse City; a brother, Kyle Oleson of Traverse City; and maternal grandmother Jean Jantzen of Vero Beach, Fla. Preceding him in death were paternal grandparents Robert and Antoinette Oleson; and maternal grandfather Leonard Hohnke.
Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Living God, 1514 Birmley Rd., Traverse City 49684.
Lurena M. Swanson
Lurena M. Swanson of Owosso and Maple City died Oct. 12 at Leelanau Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center. She was 94.
Mrs. Swanson was born in Flint on June 26, 1907, the daughter of John and Christena (Willette) Eagleson. In Fenton on Dec. 21, 1927, she married Loren T. Swanson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1989.
Mrs. Swanson attended Owosso College and graduated with an LPN degree from Goodrich General Hospital. She worked in nursing for 25 years, and was manager of Day Camera Shop in Owosso.
The Swansons were lifetime members of Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed knitting, painting with oils, and crocheting-making a keepsake Afghan for each family member.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley (Robert) Eveleth of Sun City, Ariz.; a son, Leonard D. Swanson; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters, all of Maple City.
Burial was in Cleveland Township Cemetery.
Marcella A. Denoyer
A memorial service will be held Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church for Lake Leelanau native Marcella A. Denoyer, who died Sept. 4 at Munson Medical Center. She was 59.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1941, the daughter of Louis and Esther Osie Denoyer. Surviving are two sisters, Patricia Denoyer Mosher and Doris Denoyer of Traverse City; and two brothers, Cletus Denoyer of Ann Arbor and Thomas Denoyer of South Lyon. Preceding her in death were her parents; and three brothers, Bernard, Lawrence and Ronald.
Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to St. Marys Catholic School in Lake Leelanau.
Helen E. Carter
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery for Muskegon resident Helen E. Carter, who died Oct. 13 at Roosevelt Park Nursing Home. She was 93.
Mrs. Carter was born on Dec. 7, 1907, in Maple City, the daughter of John and Gertrude (Borough) Perry. She lived most of her live in the Traverse City area, where she worked as a psychiatric nurse at Traverse City State Hospital for 32 years before retiring in 1959. She moved to Muskegon in 1981.
Mrs. Carter was a life member of the Traverse City Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed fishing and traveled often with her husband.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Willene (Gene) Wilkens of Roosevelt Park and Yvonne "Perky" (John) Lee of Muskegon; a half-sister, Rose Cooke of Walker, Mich.; five step-grandchildren; and eight step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip W. Carter, in 1997.