Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
John P. Schultz, 82, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin.
Born Aug. 12, 1917 in Grand Rapids, he lived in Gladwin County 13 years and previously lived in Waterford.
John married Theresa (Perry) Feb. 4, 1950 in Pontiac. She preceded him in death in 1965. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.
He was self-employed, owner operator of Jackson TV Repair in Waterford, and retired in 1982 after 33 years.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis M. and wife Florence Bennett of Pontiac and John J. Schultz of Waterford; three daughters, Paula Ann and husband William Broady of Old Town, Fla., Patricia L. and husband Mark Hill of Gainesville, Fla., and Jane M. Schultz of Gladwin; three brothers, James of Oxford, Robert of Mancelona, and Dan of Chassell; one sister, Mary Sabo of Depford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Merle E.; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin, with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Marion Naomi Mishler, 81, of North Manchester, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton, Ind.
Born June 30, 1918 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of Laura E. (Bergman) and Alva Quelet.
Naomi married John D. Mishler, June 1, 1941 in Beaverton. She was a graduate of Beaverton High School and attended Bethany Bible Training in Chicago. She was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren.
In her early years she worked as a telephone operator. After her marriage, she was in the nursing programs at Wells County, Huntington County, and Miami County hospitals and Bethany Hospital in Chicago.
In pastoral service with her husband, she served in women's fellowship and children's teaching and she taught Vacation Bible School. In the youth camping program, she served as camp dean and counselor. She was active in Church Women United as vice chairperson and committee member.
Naomi served on the Timbercrest Women's Auxiliary as vice president and as a member of the nominating committee.
In the South/Central District level of the Church of the Brethren, she served on the Women's Cabinet, on the Children's Cabinet, and on the nominating committee.
She and her husband hosted 10 tours to 23 foreign countries. They pastored eight different churches during their 50 years of service.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Delora A. Roop of Richmond, Ind., and Rosalyn M. Neuenschwander of Decatur, Ind.; one son James D. of Huntington, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by seven sisters.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Timbercrest Chapel with Pastor Susan Boyer officiating. Burial was in the Roann Community Cemetery in Roann, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Timbercrest Retirement Center and the North Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel in North Manchester was in charge of the arrangements.
Mildred B. Brown, 95, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin.
Born May 12, 1904 near Millington, she was the daughter of Wallace and Eva (Miller) Hornung. She lived in Flint for 63 years until coming to Gladwin in 1985.
Mildred married Earl A. Brown, Sept. 2, 1922 in Caro. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1978 after 56 years of marriage.
She was an active member of the Old Fashioned Baptist Church, as a song leader and Sunday School Offices in Flint. She attended the Gladwin Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty and husband Timothy Nickerson of Gladwin; one son-in-law, Lloyd Isham and special friend, Lou Howard, of Gladwin; one brother, Edmund Hornung of Davison; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son in 1934, a grandson in 1979, three sisters, and one brother.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gladwin Assembly of God Church with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Her body was then taken to the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington where visitation was held Tuesday and services were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday)
Burial was in the Millington Cemetery. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, handled the local arrangements.
Donald L. Farrow Sr., 70, of Lake, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at home.
Born April 13, 1929 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Clare County.
Donald married Grace Blades, March 23, 1957 in Beaverton. He was a mechanic for McGuire Brothers in Clare, retiring in 1982 after 36 years. He was a member of the Lake Eagles Aerie 3761.
Besides his wife he is survived by the following children, Vickie and David Wheeler and Sheri Renas, all of Gladwin, Judy and Michael Janice of Beaverton, Candi and Dennis Kellsey of Weidman, Donald L. Farrow Jr. of Farwell, Roger Farrow, Eugene and Lisa Farrow of Lake, Linda Priest of Gladwin, Sue Bard of Jackson, Timothy and Loretta Farrow of Hope, Michael Farrow of Gladwin; stepchildren, Shirley and William Beemer of Farwell, Alan and Muriel Armstrong of Stem, N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Krahner, and Lila Mae Mielke, both of Gladwin, and Louella Easlick of Farwell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patti Jo Farrow in 1964; two sons, Terry in 1972 and Thomas in 1974; one brother, Elmer Farrow; and one sister, Lois Ann Crozier.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton.
Harold J. Muma, 74, of Gladwin, went to be with his wife, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at Tolfree Memorial Hospital in West Branch after a short illness.
Born April 30, 1925 in Roscommon County, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.
Harold married Betty J. Fiser, Sept. 23, 1944 in Gladwin. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was a machinist for A. C. Spark Plug in Flint, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church in Gladwin.
Surviving are four sons, Michael, William and wife Diane and Ted and wife Marla, all of Gladwin, and Mark and wife Tracey of Flint; two daughters, Beverly and husband Dennis Bright of Gladwin, and Tonya and husband Kevin Venable of Flint; three brothers, Stanley, Delmar and Aaron, all of Gladwin; two sisters, Vera French and Fredia Kish, both of Gladwin; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry in 1946; four brothers; and one sister.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in Butman Cemetery in Gladwin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Fund.
Kazimer P. Azusenis, 87, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at his home. He lived in Gladwin the past 25 years.
Born July 24, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Kazimer and Martha Kubulis Azusenis.
Kaz married Mary Overatis Aug. 27, 1939. She preceded him in death April 21, 1985. He then married Jean Tabor, Jan. 3, 1986.
He worked as a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a fourth degree Knight of the Father Artman Council #5280.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mary and husband Guy Schnob of Westland and Martha and husband Philip Baumann of Gladwin; one stepson, James and wife Artith Florian of Zephyrhills, Fla.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Florian of Rose City; one stepson-in-law, Neil Hall of Eaton Rapids; six grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sandra Baumann; one stepdaughter, Judith Hall; and one stepson, John Florian.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A Rosary and scripture service were held Friday evening at the Sisson Funeral home, Gladwin.
Memorials may be made to the Mid Michigan Hospice.