Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Edna E. Gust, 86, of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at home.
Born Dec. 18, 1913 in Sebewaing, she was the daughter of Edward and Amanda Timm Goebel.
Edna married Louis Gust, Nov. 25, 1937 in Sebewaing. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1983. They came to Gladwin in 1945.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, and the Lutheran Layman League.
Surviving are one daughter, Carol Lee and husband Joseph Pelky of Hapeville, Ga.; two brothers, Bernhard Goebel of Sebewaing, and Kenneth Goebel of Bay City; one sister, Adella Rieman of Sebewaing; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Goebel.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday).
George L. Chichester, 66, of Midland, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000 at Bay Medical Center in Bay City.
Born April 13, 1933 in Williamstown, W. Va., he was the son of the late George Hermon and Frances Elizabeth (Neuberger) Chichester. He graduated from Gladwin High School.
George married the former Joy Foutch in Angola, Ind., Feb. 21, 1953.
He spent 16 years as a chemical industry engineer, 10 years at The Dow Chemical Company, was the owner of Chichester Builders in Midland, Tawton Chemicals, specializing in metal working fluids, in Bay City, and GLC car washing products out of Traverse City.
He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church and had been ordained as a church elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Victor and wife Jody of Midland, George and wife Nita, and William, all of Traverse City, and Dan and wife Calie of Clare; one daughter, Lisa and husband Lonnie Sibson Tecumseh; nine grandchildren, Kyrsten (Chad) Floyd, and Nicholas, Tracy, Tiffany, Becky, Katie, Cody, Stacy and William Chichester; and one great-grandchild, Sage Floyd; one brother, Stanley and wife Beverly of Traverse City; three sisters, Mary Jenkins of Cave-In-Rock, Ind., JoAnn and husband Burt Shaw of San Pedro, Calif., and Margaret Chichester; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Wallace Mayton III officiating. Burial was in Midland Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, or the American Heart Association Michigan Chapter.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home in Midland was in charge of the arrangements.
Harold "Hap" Dapprich, 84, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at home.
Born Feb. 8, 1915 in Royal Oak, he was the son of William and Pearl Nolar Dapprich.
Hap married Mary Jane Tanks, Oct. 28, 1944 in Angola, Ind. They lived in the Gladwin area for the past 48 years.
He worked as a welder for Local 85 and retired in 1976.
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Dawn and husband Duane Govitz of Beaverton, Sherry Ann and husband Erv Clore of Gladwin, and Sandra Elsie of Tennessee; two brothers, Wilbur Dapprich of Monroe and Richard Dapprich of Ypsilanti; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Kenneth.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Beaverton Cemetery.
Kenneth "Tom" Shaw, 62, of Flint, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at his residence. He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in Gladwin.
Surviving are his wife Priscilla; his children, Tom (Tammy) Shaw of Gladwin, William 'Willie' (Lynette) Shaw of Mayville, Kimberly (Mike Cornette) Shaw of Flint; one grandchild, Grace Elizabeth Shaw; three sisters, Nancy and husband Eldon Dean of Bay City, Janet and husband Howard Smith of Harrison, and Crystal Stark; several nieces, nephews, great-niece, and great-nephews; mother-in-law, Lucy Bennett; brothers-in-laws, Jerry and wife Ann, and Bill Bennett; special thanks to Ron (Barb) Goss; sister-in-law, Arlene Bennett; special friends, Jimmy (Cher) Gentry and the Bill Amy family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Ola Shaw. A special thanks to his 'angels' at McLaren I.V. Therapy Clinic and Hospice.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral home with Pastor Jim Salo officiating. Cremation followed the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Foundation or any Hospice Care Center.
Lyle N. Leeck Sr., 63, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at home after a long illness.
Born Jan. 31, 1936 in Alpena, he lived in Gladwin for 40 years.
Lyle married Patricia A. (Genske), Dec. 11, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was a journeyman welder for Buick Motor Division, General Motors, Flint for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Lyle N. Jr. and Carl, both of Beaverton, and Fred and wife Christine of Sanford; three daughters, Dawn and husband Kenneth Keller of Beaverton, Delphine Leeck of Gladwin, and Deanna and husband Roy Smith of Detroit; one stepson, Andrew Lukowski and friend Melissa Martinson of Gladwin; his mother, Evelyn Leeck of Fenton; one brother, Francis and wife Darlene of Montrose; one sister, Delores and husband Forrest Shook of Fenton; special friends, Doug and Vicki Zorn of Gladwin; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Leeck; and one brother, Marvin in April 1977.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin with Rev. David Sprang of Christ the King Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church or Hospice of Gladwin.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Ralph E. Sampson Sr., 79, of Sanford, died suddenly, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Born Oct. 10, 1920 in Gladwin, he lived in Sanford since 1945.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp.
Ralph married Thelma M. (Milton) April 22, 1944 in Idaho Springs, Colo. She preceded him in death Aug. 5, 1988.
He was a dispatcher for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1985 after 44 years. Ralph was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing a guitar, growing a garden, and traveling about the USA to visit family.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and wife Barbara of Hemlock, and Ralph Jr. of Sanford; two daughters, Carol and husband Dan Bulmer II of Harrison, and Shirley and husband Dan Tuley of Lancaster, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Wayne Cronk of Gladwin and Alice and husband Ross Salyer of Allegan; two brothers, Stanley and wife Ruby, and Arch and wife Pat, all of Gladwin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Nellie Sampson; two brothers, Boyd, and Jamie (infant); and one sister, Nellie Hollenbaugh.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Roger Wiltse officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 1 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland (medical equipment fund).