Gladwin Co., Michigan obits:
Clayton Kinne, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999.
Born Jan. 3, 1910 in Gladwin, he was the son of Clair and Iva Kinne.
Clayton was married to Vera M. (Hollenbaugh) for 64 years. She preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1999.
He was a retired brick layer and lived in Ellsworth, Mi. and Hobe Sound, Fla.
Surviving are one daughter, IvaLee and husband Fred Bellinger of Florida; two sons, John of Charlotte, and Ron and wife Mary Jo of Lansing; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret and husband Don Welch of Gladwin and Luella Smith of Saginaw; and one brother, Grover and wife Addie of Freeland.
Edith G. Bisel, 101, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. She was an operator for a public phone company.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.
Etta Mary Walter, of Clare, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 in Clare.
Born June 23, 1919 in Clare, she was a retired school bus aid.
Etta married Bert Walter. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Surviving are four sons, Bert Jr. and wife Paula of Evart, Dorr and wife Karen of Midland, Dale of Clare, and Robert and wife Sharon of Gladwin; three daughters, Lucille and husband Ken Ashley and Barbara and husband James Sharp, all of Beaverton, and Enette and husband Mike Wilson of Clare; one brother, Andy Maxwell; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Services were held Thursday at Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home with Pastor Roland 'Dutch' Gerdes officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare.
Gilbert L. Roberson, 48, of Midland, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 24, 1999 at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Born Feb. 1, 1951 in Midland, he attended schools in Beaverton, and graduated from high school there.
Gilbert married the former Sheryl Doede, May 28, 1991 in Midland. He was active in sports in school, playing football. He had worked at Dow Corning Corporation for 28 years.
He enjoyed hunting, especially deer hunting and motorcycles, quads, camping and remodeling
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Heather and husband Frank Lucatorto of Germany, Sandra and husband George Else of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Nicole Roberson of Midland; his parents, James Roberson Jr. of Beaverton and Shirley (Lane) Malosh of Midland; one brother, John D. Shaffer of Sanford; two sisters, Gloria D. Lafever of Howell, and Jill E. Malosh of Midland.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Messiah Lutheran Church in Midland with Pastor John Langewisch officiating. Burial was in Midland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Heart Association or the charity of their choice.
Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Goldie Ellen Colbeck, 95 of Saginaw, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999 at HealthSource Saginaw, following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 22, 1903 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ellie Cochran.
Goldie married Theodore Roosevelt Colbeck in 1921. He preceded her in death July 7, 1988. She had been employed by Deibel Department Store for 29 years and by Wiechmann's for 30 years.
She was a member of Michigan Ave. Baptist Church, the Saginaw White Shrine #34 O.W.S.J. and the Martha Washington Chapter #113 O.E.S.
Surviving are one daughter, Elaine and husband Louis Hirschman of Saginaw; three grandchildren, Louis Hirschman of Saginaw, Leo Hirschman of Brighton, and Louaine and husband Michael Stevens of Saginaw; six great-grandchildren, Louaine Marie, Michelle, Missy, and Michael Stevens, and Nicole and Aaron Hirschman; and two nieces, Bernice Wood and Madonna Sherlock. She was preceded in death by one sister, Velma McKimmy.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the W. L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Father John Mancini officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Mausoleum. The Martha Washington Chapter #113 O.E.S. conducted a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider HealthSource Saginaw.
James Alfred Roney Jr., 67, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 at his home.
Born Aug. 13, 1932 in Ferndale, he was the son of James and Alma (Hudson) Roney.
James married Marie Hissong, May 28, 1955 in Pontiac.
He worked for the Faygo Bottling Company. He was a member of the Harrison Moose lodge #2235 in Harrison, VFW #1075, Gladwin American Legion #171, and the Gladwin Eagles Club #3292.
Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Cherly and Kevin Beck of Wilmington, N.C., Alma and Carroll Summerville of Rose Hill, Kan., and Barbara and Mike Caperton of Canton; two sisters, Mary Louise Hannula of Canton, and Mildred Hissong of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; sister-in-law, Katherine Roney of Westland; three grandsons, Christopher Spencer, Steven Hartman, and Michael Caperton; three granddaughters, Melissa Summerville, Jessica Beck, and Nicole Summerville; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Harrison Moose Lodge in Harrison. Memorials may be given to Mid-Michigan Hospice for Northern Counties.
Arrangements for cremation were handled by the Coker Funeral Home in Farwell.