Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Maurice (Mac) McKim, 68, of Gladwin, died Saturday, April 1, 2000 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland.
Born May 13, 1931 in Muskegon, he was the son of Dallas McKim and Termine Brault. He lived in Gladwin since 1969 and formerly lived in Highland. He was self-employed as a mechanic.
Surviving are one son, Maurice and wife Kelly of West Branch; one daughter, Deborah McKim of Gladwin; three brothers, Junior (Mac) of Missouri, Steve and wife Trina of West Branch, and Denny and wife Kathy of White Lake; one sister, Lucille and husband Randy Randle of Skidway Lake; two granddaughters, Heather McKim and Jazlynn McPherson; and one great-grandchild, Rofenda McKim.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch with Rev. Dan Stoneback officiating. Burial will be in Edwards Township Cemetery in West Branch. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made tot the family.
Charlene Mae Ford, 57, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at her residence.
Born Jan. 11, 1943 in Flint, she was the daughter of William and Charlotte (Winer) Ford. She was a member of the Local #599.
Surviving are her mother, Charlotte; four children, Gayle and husband Edwin Winer, Chuck A. and wife Chris Simons, Angela and husband Brad Urban, and Jaylene C. West; one sister, Irene Young; four brothers, Melvin, Charles, Robert, and Gary Ford; 12 grandchildren, Ashley, Audrey and Justin Winer, Carley and Chelsey Simons, Christopher, Michael, Charlotte, Jesse, Laura, Corey, and Jonathan Urban; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, William; two brothers, Phillip and Edward Ford; one sister, Shirley (Ford) s and one grandson, Jerome F. Winer.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Earl A. Erway, 89, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born April 10, 1910 in Edenville, he was the son of Charles L. and Frances (Barr) Erway. He lived in Gladwin County most of his life.
Earl married Lillian 'Lila' (Woodruff), Aug. 18, 1930. She preceded him in death in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1996.
He married Nellie (Crowell), April 26, 1997 in Beaverton. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He worked as a control operator for Dow Petro Chemical in Bay City, retiring in 1973 after 26 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dale and wife Sue of Swartz Creek and Ronald and wife Dorothy of Beaverton; one daughter, Shirley and husband Arden Seipke of Gladwin; one stepson, Harlan Brushaber of Beaverton; one brother, Gerald of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sisters, Hazel LeFaivre of Royal Oak, Delilah Plummer and Veda Rowe, both of Midland; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Rev. Ed Abbott officiating. A military service was held by the VFW Post 7303. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin
Harold F. Doan, 78, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at Gladwin Living Centre following a lingering illness.
Born May 20, 1921 in Gladwin, he was the son of the late John and Bertha (Babcock) Doan.
Harold married the former Lorna Hooker, Nov. 6, 1964. She preceded him in death in September 1990.
He was retired from The Dow Chemical Company and was a member of the Hiawatha Sportsman Club in Engadine. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one son, Gregory of Bay City; two daughters, Kimberly and husband LaVerne Good of Gladwin; and Kathy Crowell of Sacramento, Calif.; five stepchildren, Gerald Breault of Gladwin, Glen Breault of St. Helen, Barbara Howe of Milford, Marleen Smith of Robinville, N.C., and Janet Breault of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Leonard of Clare and Kenneth of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Velma Rogers of Benzonia and Arlene Murry of Lambertville; three grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Yunge and Ruth Doan.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Piette officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Helen I. Garner, 86, of Gladwin and formerly of Sanford, died Thursday, April 6, 2000 at Gladwin Living Centre following a lingering illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1914 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Winnie (Harrold) Codling.
Helen married Roy Garner, Nov. 21, 1970. He preceded her in death in January 1997.
She was a retired chief operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Company after 40 years of service. She was a member of the Sanford United Methodist Church. Her nieces and nephews cared for Helen for the past two and one-half years in the Midland, Sanford, and Gladwin areas.
She is survived by eight nieces, nine nephews, four stepchildren: Sally and husband Arnold Bertram, Melody and husband Dennis Caney, Joe and wife Betty Garner, and Doug and wife Prudy Gardner; one brother, Floyd and wife Maxine Codling of Sheridan; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 33 stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. David Winter officiating. Burial was in Midland Memorial Gardens.
Loraine McVey, died early Monday, April 10, 2000 at Brittany Manor in Midland.
Born in Beaverton, June 30, 1912, she was the daughter of Loren and Maude Morris Budge. She attended school in Beaverton and also attended Central Michigan Normal in Mt. Pleasant.
In 1929, Loraine was selected as Miss Michigan and participated in the Miss America Pageant which was held that year in Baltimore.
Loraine married Tyler McVey in 1937 and they moved to California. She returned to Beaverton in 1952 and worked for many years in Saginaw at Wiechmann's and Jacobson's from where she retired.
She has been a resident of Midland for the past 20 years, since her retirement.
Surviving are one daughter, Andrea and husband Robert Burditt. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Edith Darnell.
The family will hold a memorial service for Loraine at the Beaverton First Presbyterian Church, at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Karen Blatt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials, in Loraine's name, can be made to the Midland County Council on Aging.
The Smith-Miner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Christian "Chris" Scharich, 79, of Beaverton, died Saturday, April 15, 2000 at the Gladwin Living Centre in Gladwin after a short illness.
Born Nov. 21, 1920 in Lapeer county, he lived in Gladwin County since 1975 and previously lived in Bay City.
He was owner/operator of Albright Shores Bar, retiring in 1983. He was also a farmer. Chris also belonged to the Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655.
Surviving are one daughter, Peggy and husband Joseph Szeszulski of Flushing; two sons, Jerome, and Jason and wife Cathy, all of Beaverton; three brothers, Casper of Midland, and Harold and Herman, both of Bay City; three sisters, Betty Geneseo of Bay City, Lucille Hair of Beaverton, and Shirley Walter of Auburn; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jo and Tom Shaw and family.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry in 1942 and Roger in 1982; two brothers, David Jr. and Carl; and two sisters, Elizabeth Oswald and Arlene Zettel.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery in Fairgrove.
An Eagle service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands.