Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Earlin H. Nettleton, 74, of DeWitt, died Saturday, April 15, 2000. He was born June 22, 1925 in Gladwin.
He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Marian Mae; three daughters, Judith and husband Lon Curtis of Eaton Rapids, Pamela and husband Michael Beach of DeWitt, and Cindy Jo and husband Brian Fry of St. Johns; two sons, Keith of Lansing, and Steven DeWitt; one brother, George and wife Pat Nettleton of Gladwin; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Gorslin-Runciman Co. DeWitt Chapel, 111 S. Franklin, DeWitt with the Rev. Tad Jameson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt.
Hayton Alsup, 80, of Mayville, died Friday, April 14, 2000 at home.
Born Sept. 24, 1919 in Cambria, Ill, he came to Michigan as a small child.
Hayton married the former Mary Jean Dalton, June 3, 1939 in Napoleon, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Hayton was a welder for more than 20 years at the Reichhold Chemical Company in Ferndale. After his retirement, he and his wife owned and operated the Chappel Dam Grocery in Gladwin. In 1991, he moved to Dayton Township, Mayville, and lived there until his death.
Besides his wife he is survived by two son, Dale and wife Sandy of Alpena, and Tom and wife Cindy of Alsup of Davison; two daughters, Laurie Dileva, and Peggy and husband Doug Hutchinson, all of Lapeer; one brother, James and wife Darlene of Bear Lake; two sisters, Rosalie and husband Milford Parrish of Lake Orion, and Careta and husband Al McGlone of Bruces Crossing; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
According to Hayton's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service is planned. There will be no service at the funeral home. Collon Funeral Home in Caro was in charge of the arrangements. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.
John "Jack" A. Curtis, 76, of Gladwin, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at the Detroit V.A. Hospital following a short illness.
Born Oct. 19, 1923 in Gladwin, he was the son of Alwin and Cario (Wilson) Curtis. He lived in Gladwin County since 1978 and previously lived in Saginaw.
John married Jeanne (Miller), March 15, 1966 in Saginaw. He was owner/operator of Curtisee Restaurant in Gladwin, retiring in 1988. He was veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
John was a leader of the Cub and Boy Scout Troop #320, a member of the American Legion Post #171, and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Chris and wife Jeanette Curtis of Virginia, Jeffrey and wife Tammy of Colorado, Kevin and wife Jackie of Georgia, and Jon and wife Tracy of Gladwin; three daughters, Jackie and husband Gary Kukuk, Kim and husband Dale Secor of Missouri, and Tamara and husband Stephen Sokolonicki of St. Clair Shores; three sisters, Peggy Thomas of Sanford, Dorothy Berry of Gladwin, and Myrtle Phillips of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine Rodden and Rosalee Roby; and one brother, Donald 'Bill' Curtis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin with Rev. David Sprang officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin
Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. A special service of Military Honors will be by the American Legion Post #171.
Orville B. Oard, 81, of Gladwin died Saturday, April 15, 2000 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Born Nov. 25, 1918 in Gladwin County, he was the son of S. Boyd and Virgie (Bushong) Oard.
Orville married Irene Emmendorfer, Oct. 18, 1947 in Saginaw. He was self-employed in the excavating business for 48 years.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 19th Station Hospital in Iran and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 7303.
Orville was a trustee with the Hay Township Board for many years. He was an avid hunter, loved to travel, and enjoyed his grandchildren.
Besides his wife he is survived by seven daughters, Carolyn Swanstra of Gladwin, Cathryn and husband Harold Loar of Beaverton, Cheryl-Oard-Irish of Flint, Cynthia and husband Charles Simmons of Alma, Patricia Oard-Moore and husband Richard Moore of Midland, Pamela Oard of Niles, and Barbara and husband Scott Buckley of Danville, Va.; one son, William and wife Darlene of Gladwin; two brothers, Max and Gerald, both of Gladwin; two sisters, Mary Jane Brushaber and Betty Jean Myers, both of Beaverton; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cherlyn Anne in 1950.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. James Hoggard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. today (Wednesday).
Memorials may be made to the World War II War Memorial or the VFW Post 7303.
Sandra Lee Maxwell, 54, of Beaverton, died Friday, April 14, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, following a short illness.
Born Oct. 2, 1945 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County since 1982 and previously lived in Midland.
Sandra was an LPN for MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, retiring after 36 years. She was a member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are her mother, Leona Cline of Midland; two sons, Benjamin Mowat of Midland and Allen Maxwell of Beaverton; one daughter, Tina and husband Rodney Keillor of Oxford; two sisters, Karen and husband John Krick of Midland, and Kathy and husband Will Morley of Gladwin; three brothers, Bob and wife Billie Cline of Midland, Carl and wife Debbie Cline of Reese, and Jim Cline of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren; special friends, Annette and George Harrell of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Murray Cline; and one son, Timothy Mowat, Oct. 4, 1999.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church in Gladwin with Rev. Donald Potter officiating. Burial was in Downing Cemetery, Deckerville.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Wayne J. King, 67, loving husband, father, grandfather, and a kind gentleman, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at the Laurels of Mt. Pleasant.
Born July 31, 1932 in West Branch, he was the son of the late Maynard and Mary (Jarvis) King. He attended schools in West Branch, graduating from high school there.
Wayne married the former Dolores B. Haut, Aug. 14, 1954 in West Branch. He had worked at The Dow Chemical Company for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He worked as an operator in the Power House.
Wayne had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He attended the Beaverton Baptist Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Philip B. and wife Monica S. of Clare, Daniel M. and wife Chris of Beaverton; two daughters, Laurie A. and husband Gregg Hoggard of Midland, and Marla D. and husband Rick Peltier of Greenville; three brothers, Kenneth and Dencil, both of Florida, and Delbert of Midland; one sister, Bernice Hanson of Midland; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland with Pastor Tim Terhune of the Beaverton Baptist Church officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the Midland American Legion Berryhill Post 165. Burial will be in Homer Township Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of the service today (Wednesday). Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a charity of their choice.