Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Joye Broihier, 61, of Beaverton, died Sunday, March 12, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Dec. 2, 1938 in Gladwin County, she lived in Gladwin County since 1993 and previously lived in Freeland.
Joye married Roland Broihier, Dec. 8, 1956 in Saginaw. She was owner/operator of Pizza King in Sanford, retiring in 1998 after seven years.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Gregory Alan and Bruce Alan, both of Beaverton; three sisters, Marion and husband Jesse Scott of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Edith Beierschmitt and Roseltha Solomon, both of Beaverton; one half brother, Joseph DeLavern of Flint; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
A private service will be held. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rolly D. Fritz Jr., 55, of Beaverton, and formerly of Saginaw, died Saturday, March 11, 2000 at the University of Michigan Hospital
Born March 21, 1944 in Saginaw, he was the son of Rolly and Mary (Brown) Fritz Sr.
Rolly married the former Nancy Tucker, Nov. 26, 1966 in Saginaw. He retired from Consumer Energy this past January.
He was an active member of the Central Church of the Nazarene, having been in the church choir. He also drove the church bus and participated with the baseball team.
Rolly was a soccer coach, Cub master and was recording secretary for Local 104, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Saginaw Field & Stream Club.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Rolly III, Roger, and Joseph, all of Beaverton, and David of Minnesota; one granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Fritz of Saginaw; one brother, John of Farwell; and four sisters, Judy Perry of St. Charles, Bertha Shelden of Freeland, Ruth Sierakowski of Merrill, and Pennie Wood of Saginaw.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Gladwin Free Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Saginaw. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.
Robert H. J. Hude, 71, of Gladwin, died Saturday, March 11, 2000 at home following a long illness.
Born June 22, 1928 in Gladwin, he lived in Gladwin County since 1991 and previously lived in Warren
Robert married Polly 'Pat' (DeWolfe) Nov. 10, 1951 in Shelby. He was a veteran and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Robert was a salesman for Coca Cola Company in Detroit, retiring in 1990 after 43 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Vickie and husband Paul Morse of St. Clair, Janet and husband James Maynard of Marine City, and Alice Hude of Warren; one son, James and wife Kimberly of Marysville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and eight sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in White Chapel in Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-Michigan Hospice-Gladwin County or Our Savior Lutheran Church building fund.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Barriger, 63, of Gladwin, and formerly of West Bloomfield, died Monday, March 13, 2000.
He was a retired auto worker for GM in Lake Orion. He was also a member of the Eagles and past president of the Lions Club in Harrison.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene (Reiter) of 42 years; four sons, Charles of Jacksonville, Fla., David of White Lake, Dennis of Richmond, and Daniel of Gladwin; two daughters, Heidi Davis of Los Lunas, N.M., and Peggy Hansen of Gladwin; four brothers; one sister; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Saturday at St. Aphanasius Church in Harrison.
Memorial donations may be sent, in his memory, to the Harrison Lions, Welcome Home for the Blind, to 418 Fairview, Harrison 48625.
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 Moore, and George Villareal, all of Beaverton; many other friends; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were 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.
Lavern Boman, 93, of West Branch, died Thursday, March 16, 2000 at home.
Born Jan. 9, 1907, in Gladwin County, he was the son of Guy Boman and Mabel Downs.
LaVern married Virginia Duby, Aug. 29, 1931 in Detroit. He lived in the West Branch-Gladwin area since 1947.
He owned and operated the Tittabawassee Resort, now the Lost Arrow Resort, for 40 years.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Max of Bay City; one sister, Geneva Riether of Midland; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Smelser; two brothers, Travis and Harold; and three sisters, Evelyn Matthews, Dorothy Henry, and Ida Bell Decario.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch with Elder Roman DeColumna officiating. Burial was in Edwards Township Cemetery in West Branch.