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Miscellaneous Gladwin County, Michigan Obituaries
Marien Gedney, 98, of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home, Gladwin. Born Aug. 8, 1901 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Phoenix and Grace (Gill) Milligan. Marien was united in marriage to Howard Gedney, July 17, 1921 in Gladwin. She was a resident of Gladwin for the past 98 years. Surviving are two sons, Harry (Josh) and wife Doris of Gladwin, and William and wife Dede of Beaverton; four daughters, Jeanette and husband Verl White, and Blanche and husband Robert Lee, all of Gladwin, June and husband Earl Reiner of Yuma, Ariz., and Norma Klien of Midland; one sister, Helen Wager of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, James; and one daughter, Connie Gedney. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin with Pastor Jim Walters officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

Thomas A. Hoag, 71, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a long illness. Born Sept. 4, 1928 in Warren, he lived in Gladwin County since 1936. He was a carpenter. Surviving are two sons, Thomas S. and wife Joann of Beaverton, and George and wife Michelle of Winslow, Ark.; two daughters, Darlene and husband James Powell of Beaverton, and Stella Miller of Flint; two brothers, Lloyd and Howard, both of Midland; one sister, Mary Reinhardt of Birch Run; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell in 1953, and Robert in 1980; and two sisters, Elsie Councell and Grace Wylie. Serviced will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. David Stewart officiating.

Agnes W. Grohoski, 82, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at the home of her grandchildren, Bob, Lori, and Krystal Fritcher in Beaverton after a long illness. Born Aug. 29, 1917 in Bridgeport, Ala., she lived in Gladwin County since 1970 and previously lived in Flint. Agnes married Edward S. Grohoski, Nov. 23, 1935 in Flint. He preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1986. She worked in the Adult Education Department of Mott Foundation in Flint, retiring in 1972 after 20 years. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, past president of the Highwood Senior Citizen Club, and member of the Gladwin County Home Extension Club. Surviving are one son, James and wife Beth of Flint; one daughter, Sandra and husband Gary Fritcher of Smyrna, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenville with Rev. Father Todd Arnberg of St. Anne's Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home-Beaverton Chapel today (Wednesday) noon until 9 p.m. A scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. A Legion of Mary Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenville. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.

James D. O'Bannon, 88, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at Brittany Manor in Midland after a long illness. Born Aug. 9, 1911 in Hopkins County, Ky., he lived in Gladwin County for 16 years and previously lived in Atlanta, Mich. James married Rosina M. (Clay), Sept. 17, 1932 in Southfield. She preceded him in death in 1988. He worked for General Motors in Detroit as a maintenance man, retiring in 1968. He was a faithful member of the Beaverton Lion's Club, The Gladwin Oddfellows, the Beaverton Masons and Shriners, and the Estey Moose Lodge. Surviving are one son, David and wife Bonnie of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughters, Kathleen and husband Rich Baldinger of Carsonville, Nev., and Carole Ann and husband Richard Eisenlord of Beaverton; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Perry and Minerva O'Bannon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Burial will be in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Sue C. (Landry) Miller, 60, of Sugar Springs Gladwin, and formerly of White Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999. She was the wife of Gerald 'Jerry.' Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Waterford. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gladwin County Hospice. Lewis E. Wint & Son Trust 100 funeral Home in Clarkston was in charge of the arrangements.

Walter F. Popp, 68, of Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, Oct. 15, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born March 22, 1931 in Heidelberg, Germany, he lived in Gladwin County since 1990 and previously lived in Waterford. Walter married Patricia (Wolfgram) July 18, 1998 in Beaverton. His first wife, Phyllis, preceded him in death in 1996. He was a factory worker for General Motors in Pontiac, retiring in 1987 after 18 years. He was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church in Beaverton. Besides his wife he is survived by one sister, Doris and husband Jobst Rottmann of Germany; one niece, Betty Lou and husband Roger McNeil of Waterford; one great niece, Tracy Kuhl; one great nephew, Chad Kuhl; three stepsons, Dale Carll of New York, David and wife Jeannine Carll of Vasser, and Chuck and wife Abbi McNett of Midland; two stepdaughters, Robin and husband Larry Cline of Vasser, and Paula McNett of Auburn; one granddaughter; seven grandsons; mother and father-in-law, Anna and Donald Wolfgram Sr. of Deland, Fla., and one nephew, JoJo Rottmann. He was preceded in death by his stepparents, Emma and Benarda Eheriser; and one stepsister, Betty Green. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale United Methodist Church building fund.

Mildred M. Wehrle, 79, of Beaverton, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 at Saint Mary's in Saginaw after a long illness. Born April 24, 1920, she lived in Gladwin County 25 years and previously lived in Wayne. Mildred married Harold L. Wehrle, Oct. 28, 1939 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxiliary 7303. Surviving are five daughters, Shirleen and husband Rexford Emerson of Ypsilanti, Georgann and husband Robert Hendrix of Wayne, Holly and husband Timothy Cusatis of White Lake, Terri and husband Donald Doane, and Teena and husband Ron Sanger, all of Beaverton; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Twp. (Dale) Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow (Thursday) 3 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Antoinette Gorski, 78, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999 at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1921 in Hamtramck, she was the daughter of John and Antoinette Bulakowski Muszynski. Antoinette married Paul Gorski. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1989. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch and was an active volunteer with the blood donor program. Surviving are three sons, Jerry and wife Joan of Livonia, Anthony of Millford, and Eugene of Holly; one brother, Joseph Muszynski of West Bloomfield; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Oak Grove Log Cabin Church with Rev. Paul Klassen officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

Edna I. Diem, 92, of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999 at the Gladwin Living Center. Born Dec. 19, 1906 in Sherwood, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jerome and Lucetta Yoxtheimer Kintner. Edna married Austin Benmark, Aug. 31, 1924 in Flint. He preceded her in death April 11, 1962. She then married Clarence Diem, Dec. 14, 1963 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in 1976. She lived in Gladwin most all her life and was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church. Surviving are two sons, Eldon and wife Joyce Benmark of Clio, and Robert and wife Rose Benmark of Grand Marais; three daughters, Norma Jean Stempien of Quincy, and Ula Faye and husband Garlen Cripps and Eleanor and husband Floyd Berry, all of Gladwin; five stepchildren, Norma Cook of Harrison, Charles Diem of Maryland, Clarence Diem of Texas, Saralie Smithson, and Esther Lee, both of Sandusky; 40 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Donn Pendleton officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or the R.L.D.S. Church.

Edward S. Breault Jr., 80, of Gladwin, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999 at his home. Born Jan. 5, 1919 in Butman Township, he was the son of Edward and Laura Cronk Breault. Edward married Vera Ockerman, Nov. 29, 1941 at Hockaday. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from The Dow Chemical Company in 1980. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Connie and husband Kenneth Heath of Milan, Linda and husband Jim Jones of Gladwin, Sherri and husband Toni Pekar of Eaton, Ohio; one son, Edward and wife Jeanette of Woodstock, Ga.; one brother, Frederick Wayne of Gladwin; one sister, Evelyn Friesen of Gladwin; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant and Kenneth. Services were held at 1 p.m. last Wednesday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Burial was in Butman Township Cemetery.

Edward Hipolite Dycewicz, 74, of Beaverton and formerly of Saginaw, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Nov. 8, 1925 in Saginaw, he was the son of the late Hipolite and Amelia (Lutenski) Dycewicz. Edward married Alice Cramer, July 13, 1946 in Saginaw. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as vice president of Saginaw Industries until its closing in 1970. Edward continued his ownership of Bay Fixture Company until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Eagles Club Aerie #3655 in Beaverton. Edward loved working with wood and was an avid woodcarver. He also enjoyed the out-of-doors and especially his rock garden. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Gayle and husband Roger Blue of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Karen and husband David Bosley of Saginaw, and Susan and husband Gerald Grevel of Pinconning; five grandchildren, Jenifer and Justin Blue, Dorothy Bosley, and Jeffery and Jamie Grevel; one brother, Harold and wife Beverly of Saginaw; one sister, Caroline Russell of Saginaw; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Alex; and two sisters, Mary Zapolski and Adella Ambrasas. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Snow Funeral Home in Saginaw with Rev. Timothy McNerney officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to First Christian Church West, The American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.

Gin Mogolis, of Homasassa, Fla. and formerly of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999 following a battle with cancer. Surviving are her husband, Al; one sister; four sisters-in-law, three stepchildren; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Jeffrey R. Woods, 31, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 in Lakewood, Colo. Born Dec. 21, 1967 in Midland, he was the son of Ronald and Carole Morgan Woods. He graduated from Gladwin High School in 1986, and worked as a truck driver with U.S. Express Trucking Co. Surviving are his mother, Carole Woods of Gladwin; one brother, John and wife Jennifer Woods of Gladwin; grandparents, Frank and Leone Morgan of Gladwin; two nephews, Mitchell and Jacob Woods; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Woods. Services were held at 11 a.m. last Tuesday at Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Lester "Dee" Lennon, 78, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at the Munising Memorial Hospital. Born May 19, 1921 in Gladwin, he was the son of Matthew and Mary Edna Breault Lennon. He worked for Buick Motors, retiring in 1982 and then moved back to Gladwin. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge #397 F & AM, a Shriner, and a member of the Eagles #3292. Surviving are two brothers, Leo of Muskegon, and Johnnie (Jack) of Gladwin; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Devere Wagar of Gladwin, and Rosilee Wagar of Midland; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 11 a.m. last Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wagarville Community United Methodist Church.

Marie M. Werner, 83, of Gladwin, and formerly of Bay City, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland. Born March 3, 1916 in Bay City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Matuszewski) Samolaske. She was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Bay City, and enjoyed cooking for her loving family and friends, and fishing with her husband and close friend. Marie married Arthur J. Werner, Oct. 4, 1941 at St. Hedwig's Church. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1999. Surviving are four children, Arthur (Buck) and Judy Werner of Bay City, Ann and Robert Watton of Midland, Jean and James Oldfield of Mandeville, La., and James and Diane Werner of Temperance; grandchildren, Arthur, Jeffrey, and Steven, and Jessica Werner, Amy and husband Richard Sanderson, Andrew Watton, Nathan, Eric, and Alicia Oldfield, and Jeremy Hoffman; two sisters, Thelma and husband Jay Hughes of Bay City, and Phyllis Nuffer of Tucson, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lorraine Nowakowski, Madeline Wilson, Corrine Kaekel, Ewalda Kababik, and Henrietta Rich. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Hedwig's Catholic Church with Rev. Father Richard Filary officiating. The rite of committal followed in Floral Gardens Cemetery. The parish vigil service took place at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Gephart Funeral Home. Memorial cards are available a the funeral home for the donor's favorite charity.

Mary L. Goldsworthy, 73, of Gladwin, and formerly of Pontiac, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999; beloved wife of the late LeRoy; dear mother of Ron (Carol) Goldsworthy of Auburn Hills, LeRoy 'Bud' (Pamela) Goldsworthy of Gladwin, Mrs. Charles (Caroll) Skipworth of Pontiac, and William Blower; dear sister of Nora Harrell, Iris, Katie, Pat, Larry and John Spencer. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Goldsworthy, along with her husband, owned and operated the Bud and Lou Bar for many years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. from the Sparks Griffin Funeral Home, Pontiac. Interment was in White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Hospice of Michigan. We sincerely hope that our service has been deserving of the confidence you have placed in us. To express our appreciation of your trust, please accept this laminated memorial in memory of your loved one. We'd be pleased to hear from you if we can be of any further assistance in this time of need. Respectfully, Jim

Robert E. Lijewski, 68, of Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1930, he was the son of Anthony and Alice (Venner) Lijewski of Bay City. He was an ironworker for Local 25. He is survived by his wife, Joan of Gladwin; one daughter, Cathy and husband Ernest Rytlewski of Rockford; one son, Robert and wife Alex Lijewski of Big Rapids; four stepdaughters, Sharon Archambeau, Judy Bruzewski, Carol Levack, and Deborah Prime, all of Bay City; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, George of South Carolina; and three sisters, Katherine Stromer of Bay City, Marge Gunther of Auburn, Betty Tiensivu of Rockford. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores; and one son, Dale. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Stapish Funeral Home in Bay City, with Pastor Paul Klassen officiating.

William H. Kroll Sr., . 82, of Beaverton, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a long illness. Born July 26, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Gladwin County most of his life. William married Susan (Steele) Kroll, Sept. 25, 1947 in Midland. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He worked for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland as an operator, retiring in 1979 after 36 years. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Judy and husband Dennis Boakes of Clare, and Sharon and husband Ralph Breault of Gladwin; one son, William H. Kroll Jr. of Beaverton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Beverly Jane Turner, 46, of Findlay, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. Born Nov. 15, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of Frank E. and Lucille (Patterson) Ferguson. Beverly married David L. Turner, in Toldeo in 1971. She was a homemaker and also previously worked for Galaxy Construction in the office. She was a former member of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Michelle Turner of Findlay, Ohio; three stepsons, Tony Turner of Toledo, Ohio, Tom Turner of Findlay, Ohio, and David Turner Jr. of Arlington, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Tammy Bryson of Findlay, Ohio, and Tonya Butte and Tracy Leeper, both of Arlington, Ohio; guardian of Melissa and Shane Turner; her mother, Lucille Ferguson of Perrysburg Twp., Ohio; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kathy Burns of Fremont, Ohio, Barbara Rucki of Oregon, Ohio, Betty Fountain of Toledo, Ohio, and Bernadette Johanson of Walbridge, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Ferguson of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Donald Ferguson of Genoa, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Ferguson; one stepson, Tim Turner; and one brother, David Ferguson. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michaels Church in Findlay, Ohio with Father Randy Giesige officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Findlay, Ohio. A Rosary service was held at 8:30 p.m. Monday Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Routson Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Carol J. Aldridge, 52, of Gladwin, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Aug. 25, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, she was the daughter of Herman and Flora Stuermer Walter. She married William Aldridge, Nov. 27, 1987 in Gladwin. Carol worked as the Family Independent manager for the Gladwin F.I.A. office and had been employed in that office for 24 years. Besides her husband she is survived by two stepdaughters, Kara Aldridge of Roseville, and Sara Aldridge of Mt. Clemens; one brother, Karl and wife Karina Walter of Clare; two sisters, Alice and husband Hank Grill of Suisun, Calif., and Sally Butler of Van Nuys, Calif.; and one niece, Reva and husband Josh Whytmer of El Cerrito, Calif. Services were held at noon Tuesday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Tony Alexander officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Frank L. Blossey, 47, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Born Feb. 13, 1952 in Bay City, he was the son of Frank and Fay Nichols Vendola. Frank married Diane Grogan, Aug. 9, 1974 in Clarkston. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Charles; two brothers, John and Gary, both of Beaverton; one stepbrother, George Blossey of Bay City; two sisters, Faye Edgar of Hillman, and Betty Edgar of Pontiac; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Matt Place officiating. Burial was in Billings Township Cemetery.


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