Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Bernice F. Casey, 89, of Gladwin and formerly of Bay City, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at Bay Medical Care Facility.
Born June 8, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Matilda (Noedzales) Windiate of Bay City.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin and had resided in the Gladwin area for the past 30 years.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Rick and wife Sandra Casey and Lori Casey; one daughter-in-law, Lois Casey; great-grandchildren, Neil and Nicole Casey, and Lauren, Audrey and Spencer Beggs; one sister, Frances Kopec; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Casey; one son, Richard H.; one grandson, Timothy D. Casey; and two sisters, Gertrude and Pauline.
At the request of Bernice, cremation has taken place. A memorial service took place Friday at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. in Bay City, with Rev. Father Peter Gaspney, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a charity of their choice.
Bondale "Bob" Dinkens, 69, of Harleton, Texas, died Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas after a short illness.
Born Aug. 11, 1930 in Hornersville, Mo., he lived in Gladwin County since 1969 and previously lived in Flint.
Bondale married Etta Mae Brinsfield, April 29, 1950 in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death in 1995. He was owner/operator of Bob Dinkens & Son Excavating in Gladwin.
Surviving are two sons, J.R. and wife Sherry, and Robert, all of Gladwin; two daughters, Tammy Dinkens of Gladwin and Mary and husband Kenneth Burns of Marshall, Texas; one brother, James of Skid Way Lake; three half brothers, Richard, Kenneth, and Donald Dinkens; one half sister, Margie Kay Payne; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Lillian Dinkens.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial will be in Butman Township Cemetery in Gladwin.
Visitation will be at Hall Funeral Home, today (Wednesday), noon until 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the family.
Leonard Charles Matthews Jr., 54, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at his residence.
Born May 24, 1945, he was the son of Leonard C. and Betty (Ordway) Matthews Sr.
Surviving are his mother, Betty Matthews of Owosso; two sons, Richard and wife Robin of Naples, Fla., and Leonard 'Charlie' IV and wife Lenna of Harrison; two daughters, Angela and husband Calvin Goodenow of Ashton, and Pamela and husband William Shears of Gladwin; one brother, Kenneth and wife Linda of Durand; two sisters, Linda and husband Ed Neff of Mt. Pleasant, and Kathy and husband Victor Turk of Owosso; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, with Elder Dale Beavers officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Township Cemetery, Harrison.
Adele Botsford, 85, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1914 in Pennsylvania, she lived in Gladwin County since 1969 and previously lived in Detroit.
Adele married Mortimer Botsford, in Detroit in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, Lawrence Botsford and fiance Pat Murney of Rochester Hills; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Stachurski; and one daughter, Rosemary Bidlingmaier.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
Frank A. Priest, 69, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Oct. 12, 1930 in Beaverton, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.
Frank married Marjorie Goodboo, Sept. 26, 1962 in Tifton, Ga. She preceded him in death Sept. 14, 1983.
He was retired as a heavy equipment operator, working for Beourdow Trucking in Saginaw. He enjoyed gardening, growing roses, outdoor work, and having visitors. Frank also enjoyed coffee klatches with the 'gang' and working on tractors.
Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence and wife Lillian and Neal and wife Lorraine, all of Beaverton, and Roger and wife Pauline of Gladwin; four sisters, Carol Ann and husband Terry Pratt of Gladwin, Vera Jean Zimmerman of Durango, Colo., Linda Rodabaugh of Brooklyn, and Lucille Slingerland of Clark Lake; special friends, Judy Wolfgang, Bud George, and George Villareal, all of Beaverton; many other friends; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene in Beaverton with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Mid-Michigan Hospice.