Joann M. Lokay
A Catholic Burial Rite Service was conducted April 11 at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Empire for Joann M. Lokay of Glen Arbor who died April 9 at Maple Valley Nursing Home. She was 83.
She was born Aug. 13, 1919 in Cicero, Ill., the daughter of Stanley and Frances Panczak. On April 27, 1943, in Fort Lewis, Wash., she married Leonard B. Lokay, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Janice K. Lokay of Rochester, N.Y., and Nancy J. (Thomas) Henry of McHenry, Ill.; and two sisters, Florence Broniarczyk of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Emilie Fultz of Oak Park, Ill.
Memorials may be directed to St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church.
Elizabeth Luce Heiligmann
A funeral service will be held Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Good Harbor for Leelanau County resident Elizabeth Luce Heiligmann who died April 14 at Orchard Creek. She was 80.
She was born in Grand Rapids on May 13, 1922, the youngest child of Tom and Gertrude (Mehrtens) Luce. In 1944, she married Alan K. Heiligmann, who survives.
A graduate of Stephen College and Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, she first worked for the John Powers Agency and then Senator Condin of N.Y. before marrying. She and her husband lived in Long Island until 1973 when they became permanent residents of Leelanau County.
Also surviving are her two daughters, Lynne Heiligmann Alexander and Sherry Heiligmann Drybrough Langston; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Martinson’s Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association.
Leonard L. Mikowski
A funeral Mass will be celebrated today, April 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Suttons Bay for lifetime resident Leonard L. Mikowski who died at home April 6. He was 78.
He was born in Cedar on Nov. 13, 1924, the son of Alexander and Anna (Miller) Mikowski. On May 8, 1948, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Suttons Bay, he married Delores “Dodie” Leabo, who survives.
Mr. Mikowski served during World War II with the U.S. Navy. After the war, he drove a pulp-wood truck for Ignatius Belanger. In 1949, he began his own long-haul trucking company, retiring in 1989. He also enjoyed farming.
Also surviving are his nine children, Delores “Ditto” (Leonard) Couturier of Lake Leelanau, Gregory (Linda) Mikowski of Suttons Bay, Dawn (Jim) Collins of Trenton, Mike (Elaine) Mikowski of Suttons Bay, Peter (Kathy) Mikowski of Suttons Bay, Joseph (Kristie) Mikowski of Suttons Bay, Anthony “Tony” (Denise) Mikowski of Big Fork, Mt., Justine “Tina” (Joe) Cook of Livonia, and Mark Mikowski of Traverse City; a sister, Betty (Ray) Stachnick of Cedar; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen; and his brothers, Edward, Tony and Alexander Mikowski.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass Intentions or Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s School Building Fund.
Victor A. Rokos
A funeral Mass will be celebrated today at Immaculate Conception Church for Traverse City resident Victor A. Rokos who died March 30 at Munson Medical Center. He was 88.
He was born May 27, 1914, in Detroit, the son of Anna (Topinka) and Frank Rokos. On Oct. 30, 1946, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married the former Bessie Beatrice “Bette” Shimek, who preceded him in death in 1997.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and his wife lived in the Detroit area for many years before retiring and moving back to the Traverse City area in 1973, wintering in Florida.
His survivors include numerous relatives in Leelanau County. Burial will be in the Cleveland Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed towards the Centennial Hall project at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Chloe J. Talbott
A memorial service will be held in Venice, Fla., on April 9 for long-time Leland seasonal resident Chloe J. Talbott who died March 24 at her home in Florida. She was 91.
She was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Brazil, Ind., the daughter of Blanche and George H. James. In 1933, she married Kenneth Bennett. In 1971, she married Harrold Talbott.
She was a member of the Leland Country Club and the Leelanau Historical Society for many years and volunteered at the Leland Township Library.
Surviving are two sons, George Bennett of Leland and Walter (Ruth) Bennett of Walton, Ind.; daughter Susan Bennett Knarr of Alma; two stepsons, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She will be interred in Beechwood Cemetery in Leland.
Anna P. Kraitz
Funeral services were to be held today, April 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Rita-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maple City for longtime Bohemian Settlement resident Anna P. Kraitz who died March 31 at Leelanau Memorial Health Center in Northport. She was 84.
She was born July 1, 1918, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Antonette (Horak) Kurina. She was married to Charles H. Kraitz who preceded her in death in 1984.
She attended the Greendale School in Bohemian Settlement. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, and the polka. She was a member of the St. Rita-St. Joseph Altar Society.
Surviving is her daughter, Dorothy (Tom) Zywicki of Traverse City; her son Leonard Kraitz of Bohemian Settlement; two sisters, Rose (Tony) Flaska of Bohemian Settlement and Mildred (Frank) Drzewiecki of Maple City; a brother, Tony (Mary) Kurina of Bohemian Settlement; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, James in 1986 and Robert in infancy; a sister, Agnes (Clem) Waclawski; and a brother, Joseph Kurina.
Memorials may be directed to Mass Intentions.
Lucy A. DeNoyer
Services will be held April 13 and 14 in Traverse City for Leelanau County resident Lucy A. Knight DeNoyer who died March 26 at Munson Medical Center.
She was born in Grand Traverse County to Lucas H. and Dora M. (Srackangast) Knight. Her husband, James A. DeNoyer, survives.
She was a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College, Ferris State University and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She belonged to the Michigan State Bar Association and practiced law in Mt. Pleasant and Traverse City. She particularly enjoyed music and had a great love of animals.
Also surviving are her three children, Laurel A. (Michael) Marotta of Albuquerque, N.M., Andrew M. DeNoyer of Suttons Bay, and Joseph A. (Susan) DeNoyer of England; her brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Dick) Deo and Alfred (Nadine) Knight, all of Kingsley, Eleanor (Ralph) Wasson of DeWitt, Linda (John) Luotonen of Sterling Heights, and John Knight of Princeton, Texas; and one granddaughter.
Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Suttons Bay. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society, Munson Hospice, or St. Francis Catholic Church.
Carol G. Evans
A memorial service will be held April 12 at the Grand Traverse Highlander in Traverse City for Carol G. Evans who died March 24 in Traverse City. She was 79.
She was born July 16, 1923, in Detroit, the daughter of Grover J. and Ethel Ann (Bergin) Gale. On July 3, 1944, she married George J. Evans who preceded her in death in 1986.
Mrs. Evans worked at the information desk for Providence Hospital in downstate Southfield for more than 30 years. She moved to Traverse City in 2000.
She is survived by two sons, Rick (Judy) Evans of Lake Leelanau and Stuart (Diane) Evans of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Gloria (Barton) Levitt of Bartlett, Ill.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, two brothers and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics.