Carl A. Nordberg, Jr.
Leland summer resident Carl A. Nordberg Jr., died May 1 in Maryland. He was 67.
He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., and raised on Mackinac Island. His wife of 38 years, Kathryn Walch Nordberg of Bethesda, survives.
Mr. Nordberg was a 1957 graduate of the University of Michigan. He went on to become a prominent international tax lawyer. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Leland Country Club. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Lake Leelanau.
He is also survived by two sons, Thomas Nordberg of California and Carl A. Nordberg III of Maryland; four daughters, Karen Olgren, Catherine Speer, Mary O’Conner and Anne Karpinski, all of Maryland; a brother and 14 grandchildren.
Matthew T.J. Kohler
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Benton Harbor for former Northport resident Matthew Thomas James Kohler of Stevensville who died May 2. He was 35.
He was born on July 22, 1967, to Thomas and Amy (Kowalski) Kohler of Northport. On April 7, 1990, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, he married Stephanie Watkins, who survives.
Mr. Kohler spent his childhood in Northport where he graduated from Northport Public School in 1985.
Also surviving are his parents; his two sons, Jacob and Noah; his siblings, Mollie (Christopher) Brendel of Farmington Hills, Adam (Christina) Kohler of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Aaron (Kate) Kohler of Seoul, South Korea; Laura Kohler, Alan Kohler and Cecilia Kohler.
He was preceded in death by his son Simon Dean Kohler on Feb. 24, 2002.
Memorials may be directed to Jacob’s and Noah’s college fund.
Virginia M. Bates
A gathering will take place in Traverse City on Tuesday, May 6, in memory of former Northport resident Virginia M. Bates who died May 2 at Munson Medical Center. She was 79.
She was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Cleveland, the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Fonda) Hall. In 1945, she married Ray Hubbell who preceded her in death. In 1964, she married Dr. Paul Bates who also preceded her in death.
She moved to Northport as a young girl and graduated from Northport High School in 1941. She worked as a bookkeeper in Traverse City for many years, and as a career counselor at Traverse City Senior High School until her retirement in 1987.
She is survived by her children Tess (Mark) Williams of Traverse City and Ric (Susan) Hubbell of Suttons Bay; and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her brother Bob Hall and her daughter Cyndi.
The May 6 gathering of friends and family will take place from 4-7 p.m. at her daughter’s home at 526 Sixth St. in Traverse City.
Memorials may be directed to the Virginia Bates memorial fund.
A July memorial service is planned in Omena for longtime seasonal resident Virginia Moore who died April 5 in San Diego. She was 81.
She was born in Walnut, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.L. Smith. In 1946 she married Dr. Vincent Moore, who survives.
Mrs. Moore volunteered as a docent at the San Diego Museum of Art, and served on the museum’s board of directors. Beginning in 1948, Dr. and Mrs. Moore spent summers in Omena at a home that had been in the Moore family since 1921, and were involved in the Omena Traverse Yacht Club.
Also surviving are daughters Martha Moffett of San Diego and Sara Moore of San Francisco; sons Eric Moore of Miami and Roger Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz., and nine grandchildren.
Burial will be in Omena. Memorial donations may be made to the Docent Council of the San Diego Museum of Art, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112.
Judith Ann VanWormer
A memorial service will be held May 17 in Northport for former resident Judith Ann VanWormer who died April 21 in Englewood, Fla. She was 62.
She was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Saginaw, the daughter of Frederick and Priscilla (Besaw) Thomas. Her husband, Dale William VanWormer of Englewood, survives.
She was a graduate of Northport High School. She lived and worked for many years in Michigan before becoming a permanent resident of Englewood in 2001.
Also surviving are her mother, Priscilla Thomas of Traverse City; two sons, Alan (Kim) Scott of Howell and Steven Scott of Norton Shores; stepdaughters Vickie Dawe of Shepard, Lori VanWormer of Traverse City and Kimberly Foor of Wheeler; stepson Matthew VanWormer of Columbiaville; sisters Barbara (Larry) Richmond and Patricia (Jeff) Richards, both of Traverse City; brothers John (Margot) Thomas and Fred (Sharon) Thomas, both of Northport; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The May 17 memorial service will be held at the Thomas residence at 10261 N. Nelson Rd., in Northport, 3-7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Northport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.
Adele Palmer Joyes
Burial services were held April 9 in Louisville, Ky. for seasonal Leland resident Adele Palmer Joyes who died April 6 at home in Kentucky. She was 76.
She was born in Louisville in 1927, the daughter of Dr. Lee Palmer. In 1948, she married Preston P. Joyes, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2000.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she spent 56 summers at the family cottage in Leland. She was a member of the Commonwealth Bible Church in Louisville. She was also a member of the Leland Country Club and a faithful attendee of the Sunday Night Sing.
Mrs. Joyes is survived by her sister, Caroline Bland Baker of Louisville; her brother, Dr. Lee Palmer, Jr., of Las Vegas; her daughters, Adele Joyes Dinsmore of Fort Collins, Colo., and Caroline Joyes Woods of Santa Maria, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leelanau Conservancy, the Leelanau Historical Society or the Leland Library.
Thomas M. Barczak
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 2, at noon at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire for Massachusetts resident Thomas M. Barczak who died April 8 in New Bedford. He was 60.
He was born in Saginaw, the son of Helen (Kersheske) Barczak Jacob of Traverse City, who survives, and the late Michael Barczak.
He lived in Connecticut and Massachusetts for many years. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a graduate of Norwalk State Technical College in Connecticut. He had been employed by AMF, Inc., of Stamford, Conn., and Lightolier of Fall River, Mass.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph Barczak of Danbury, Conn.; a daughter, Jennifer Barczak of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Gerald Barczak of Traverse City; two sisters, Rose Bareham of Grand Ledge, Mich., and Jean Barczak of State College, Pa.
Visitation will take place Friday morning, May 2, before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Empire.
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated April 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell for Lake Leelanau native Elizabeth “Betty” Christine McKeon who died at home in Howell on April 6. She was 92.
She was born Aug. 8, 1910, in Lake Leelanau to William and Germaine (Schaub) Gauthier. On Nov. 27, 1937, in Lake Leelanau, she married Edward J. McKeon who preceded her in death in 1996.
She and her husband moved to Howell in 1943 where she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children, William McKeon of Northville; Jeri (David) McKeon-Andersen of Howell, and Richard (Nancy Martin) McKeon of Grand Ledge; a brother, Frank Gauthier of Traverse City; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell.