Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Mattie E. "Alice" Behnke, 84, of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Tawas.
Born April 1, 1915, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma Boose King.
Alice married the late Otto Behnke. She was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary #298 in Harrison, the Tawas Eagles Club for 51 years and a member of the Eastern Star White Clover Chapter #84, Gladwin.
She was a caregiver in her home for many years.
Surviving are one niece, Shelbie and husband Ted Ripperdam of AuGres; and one half-brother, Barney Boose of Florida. She was preceded in death by one son, Billie Stull; two sisters; and three brothers.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral home in Gladwin with Joseph White officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Theresa Irene McKenzie, 96, of Beaverton and formerly of Warren, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home
Born March 9, 1903 in Minden City, she was the daughter of Frank and Jennie Pomella.
Theresa married Ernest A. McKenzie of Tyre, in 1922. He preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1984. She was a homemaker who loved her flowers and needlework.
Surviving are one son, John McKenzie of Warren; one daughter, Jean and husband James Logan of Beaverton; one daughter-in-law, Shirley McKenzie of Warren; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and William; one granddaughter, Jo Ann Logan; one great-grandson, Jimmy Logan; her parents; five sisters; and four brothers.
Services will be held at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home in Warren. Burial took place Tuesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Anna R. Coston, 73, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 at home after a long illness.
Born Aug. 28, 1926 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County since 1992 and previously lived in Midland.
Anna married Bernard Coston, July 26, 1952 in Angola, Ind. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Oak Grove Log Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Diane and husband Rick Sanborn of Sterling Heights, and Lana and husband Rev. Dennis Rush of Selma, Ind.; three sons, Michael and wife Marilyn of Hope, Timothy and wife Dolores of Midland, and Steven and wife JoAnn of Gladwin; one brother, William Card of Sanford; one sister, Orta Allen of Clare; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Alvin Card; and one sister, Ellen Johnson.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Skeels Baptist Church in Gladwin with Rev. Paul Klassen and Rev. Dennis Rush officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice or the Oak Grove Log Church.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangement.
Alton J. Wykoff, 38, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at home due to a house fire.
Born Oct. 15, 1961 in Gladwin, he lived in Gladwin County for 26 years and previously lived in Millington.
He was a bagger for Ashcrafts in Gladwin and was a member of the Hockaday Free Methodist Church.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Donna and Harold Gittings of Flushing; four brothers, Brian and wife Michelle Wykoff and Berry Gittings, all of Birch Run, Harold and wife Gina Gittings III, and Howard and wife Angela Gittings, all of Mt. Morris; two sisters, Bethann and husband Kirt Clore, and Karen and husband Bob LaPan, all of Montrose; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Pastor Rene' Barth officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.
Bernard "Bud" Downing, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 at Munson Medical Center from complications with cancer.
Surviving are his former wife, Dawn Downing of Whithall; four sons, Mike O'Brien of Battle Creek, Tom O'Brien of Beaverton, Jim Downing of Suttons Bay, and Mike Downing of Muskegon; one daughter, Barb Von Voeglen of Muskegon; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at Clock Funeral Home in Whithall.
James W. Walsh, 67, of Gladwin and formerly of Dearborn, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin.
Born May 24, 1932 in Portland, Ore., he was the son of Willidell and Maybel Ivy. They moved to Gladwin in June of 1999 from Dearborn.
James married Vivian Cates, Oct. 11, 1956 in Reno, Nev.
He was a veteran of World War II and worked as a truck driver for A&R Freight Systems. He was a member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Michael and wife Eileen of Beaverton; one daughter, Kathryn and husband John Downs of San Pedro, Calif.; one brother, Bill; and two sisters, Betty Patchen and Susan Foley, all of California.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gladwin Assembly of God Church with Rev. Donald Potter and Rev. Jack Wallace officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the Good News Gang Metro.
Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.