Gladwin County, MI obituaries:
Betty D. Polzin, 55, of Gladwin, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a long illness.
Born April 13, 1944 in Flint, she lived in Gladwin County since 1989 and previously lived in Flint.
Betty married Edward Polzin Jr., April 7, 1963 in Flint. She was a homemaker.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Christina Polzin and Angela Reed, both of Montrose; two brothers, Phillip LaBean of Vassar, and Tex LaBean of Millington; three grandsons, Edward Martin Polzin III, Ethan Michael Polzin, and Trevor Scott Reed, all of Montrose; one granddaughter, Megan Christina Reed of Montrose; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Elder Stanley Muma officiating.
Christian Marie Hoesli, 18, of Boyne City, went to be with her Lord and Savior, suddenly, in an auto accident Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999.
Born April 3, 1981 in Midland Hospital, she was the daughter of Douglas and Susan (Shull) Hoesli. She attended school in Gladwin until she moved to Boyne City with her family in 1996. She graduated from Harbor Light Christian School this past June.
Christian was a freshman at Oral Roberts University, majoring in broadcast journalism. Her dream was to become a news reporter and then an anchor someday.
She loved life and she lived each moment. She had a passion for drama and music and she sang with her whole heart. Many will remember her as 'Maria' in the 'Sound of Music' her senior year.
Christi embraced her family and friends and always had a plan of what to do next. She enjoyed the theater and movies, snowboarding, waterskiing, swimming, traveling, softball and learning about the world around her.
After being in Oklahoma, the state of Michigan became even more precious to her. In the snow or on the water is where she was the happiest.
Christi accepted Jesus as her best friend when she was six years old and her commitment to Him and her quiet faith were an integral part of her life. She laughed easily, smiled with her eyes and could always hold her own when being teased.
Her favorite scripture was 'For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord - plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future' - Jeremiah 29:11.
Surviving are her parents, one sister, Rebecca; one brother, Aaron, at home; two uncles, David Shull and Dick Hoesli; one aunt, Therese Hoesli; and two cousins, Steven and Alison Hoesli.
She was preceded in death by her admired grandmother, Shirley Shull, and her dear grandpa, Ken Hoesli.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Harbor Light Chapel with Pastors Jeff Ellis, William Mindel and Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walloon Lake Community Church building fund or Harbor Light Christian School scholarship fund.
Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey was in charge of the arrangements.
Eugene J. Jacobs, 77, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at his home.
Born March 23, 1922 in Bay City, he was the son of Ernest and Mabel Barcey Jacobs.
Eugene married Hilda Torr, Feb. 22, 1941 in Flint. They moved to Gladwin/Wooden Shoe in 1964.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin. He worked as a truck driver most of his life.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Gary and wife Sheila of Linwood, and James and wife Rochelle of Gladwin; two daughters, Cheryl Morsello of Gladwin, and Susan and husband Dale Cochrane of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
Harold A. Russell, 87, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness.
Born Nov. 25, 1912 in Beaverton, he lived in Gladwin County since 1971 and previously lived in Royal Oak.
Harold married Olive E. (Berry), May 21, 1942 in Detroit. She preceded him in death in 1991. He was a millwright operator for the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, retiring in 1972 after 27 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Judy and husband Ken Kanasty of Troy, Mary E. Pickelman of Mt. Pleasant, and Lois and husband Robert Cafmeyer of Lathrup Village; one son, Dayle of Harrison; one sister, Velma Scheele of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Braddock; mother, Alberta; two brothers; and three sisters.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Jim Payne officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gladwin Athletics Association.
Marian A. Mowrey Reinberg, 85, of Midland, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1914 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Fannie (Nickless) Bellinger. She was raised and educated in Gladwin and graduated from Gladwin County Normal School.
She graduated from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1937 and worked at Nichols Hospital, Battle Creek Community Hospital, Sheldon Memorial Hospital in Alma, and the Midland Hospital.
From 1968 until her retirement in 1978, Marion worked at The Dow Chemical Company. She also had been employed for Midland County as a public health nurse.
Marian married Fredrick Mowrey, June 16, 1940, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in 1958. She then married Ervin Reinberg, Jan. 23, 1987 in Florida. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Joel Mowrey of Ypsilanti; one daughter, Niame' of Eugene, Ore.; one stepson, Wayne Reinberg of Midland; one stepdaughter, Lucille and husband Keith U'Ren of Lansing; one brother, John Bellinger of Gladwin; two sisters, Helen Ogg of Gladwin and Lucille Swinehart of Higgins Lake; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Wilson Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Keyworth officiating. Interment was at the Washtenong Memorial Park.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider First United Methodist Church.
Mary L. Price, 92, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at Tender Care Nursing Home in Midland after a long illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1907 in Delaware, Ohio, she lived in Gladwin County since 1941 and previously lived in Flint. She was a homemaker
Mary married Alexander M. Price, Sept. 2, 1924 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death April 4, 1986. She was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and wife Ann of Flint and Alan and wife Ellen of Midland; six grandsons; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Janet Keyes in 1997 and several brothers and sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or Wagarville United Methodist Church.