- making genealogy simpler; a free genealogy surname research tool that reaches for data from all over.

User-Contributed Obituaries
Visitors have posted obituaries from all over the world. This forum will be kept spam-free. GenealogyBuff will add obituaries on a regular basis. Use the SEARCH form below to locate your surnames. This forum has literally HUNDREDS of is best to use the search engine to find your surnames of interest. To adjust the number of entries on your screen, set your PREFERENCES to a lower date range.
First Name: Last Name:


AK | AL | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS
MT | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY

See all of our Obituary Collections to date with hundreds of thousands of obituaries!

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Martin, McAllister, Krider, Ragle, Prahin

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 17 January 2008, at 4:34 p.m.

Gladwin County, Michigan obits:

Ernest E. Martin, 68, of Midland, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Born Oct. 11, 1931 in Billings Township, Gladwin County, he was the son of the late Irven and Aletha (Chamberlin) Martin.
Ernest married the former Ann D. Alexander, June 1, 1950 in Hope.
He was employed as an electrician by The Dow Chemical Company, retiring in March 1985. He then owned and operated Martin Electric from 1985 until 1992.
Ernest served as Lincoln Township's electrical inspector for 10 years. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Sanford Chamber of Commerce.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Raymond and wife Linda; five daughters, Janet and husband Clem Gruen, Connie and husband Mike Champagne, Peggy and husband Paul Percha, Ellen Martin and husband Ignacio Prado, and Heidi and husband Roger DeMeyer; one brother, Richard; two sisters, Goldie Morse and Gladys Clark; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Paul Murphrey and Nelson Swinehart officiating. Burial was in the Midland Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund or the American Heart Association of Michigan.

Harold Everett McAllister, 93, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 4, 1906 in Temperance, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Lamb) McAllister.
Harold married the former Leah Rippherger, Nov. 13, 1926 in Detroit. He was a retired minister in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Harold and his wife operated a sales and service appliance business in Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Beaverton, and he also drove school bus for the Beaverton School District.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Joanne Gibson of Harrisville and Ellen Marie Klein of Gladwin; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Charles Klein and Leonard DeMoines; one grandson, Leonard Kirk DeMoines in March 1991; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. with Elder Donn Pendleton officiating. Burial was in Beaverton City Cemetery.

Lorraine M. Krider, 71, of Gladwin, died Friday, May 19, 2000 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born Aug. 8, 1928 in Lansing, she was the daughter of Emil and Martha (Niesel) Karkau. She graduated from Lansing Sexton High school in 1946.
Lorraine married Arley Ray Krider, Aug. 27, 1953 in Indiana. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, David and Darrel, both of Marion; two daughters, Barbara and husband Milan Lemmenes of Florida, and Linda Farr of Lansing; one sister, Pauline of Bradenton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Martin Karkau.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fosnaught Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mildred B. Ragle, 81, of Gladwin, died Monday, May 22, 2000 at the Gladwin Living Centre in Gladwin.
Born Jan. 19, 1919 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County since 1980 and previously lived in Whitmore Lake.
Mildred was a dietitian for Livingston County Nursing Home in Howell. She was also a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Surviving are one son, Allen and wife Carol of Gladwin; two daughters, Judy and husband Johnny Huggins of Mississippi, and Marlene Comfort of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry in 1958, George in 1994, and Wayne in 1998.
Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Whitmore Lake.

Sharon L. Prahin, 47, of Beaverton, died Friday, May 19, 2000 at home with friends and loved ones, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 10, 1953 in Warren, she lived in Gladwin County since 1992 and previously lived in Holly.
Sharon, along with her husband Steve, and son Shawn Kukuk, established the S & S Dairy Farm, formerly the Lang farm on Bard Rd., in Beaverton in 1996.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Shawn Kukuk of Beaverton; one daughter, Jessica and husband Scott Hensley of Linden; father and stepmother, Joseph and Mary Brinn of Lake Orion; mother and stepfather, Theda and John Nowaczewski of Beaverton; one brother, Joseph and wife Pam Brinn of Oscoda; three sisters, Karen Maxwell and friend Charles Taylor of Bay City, and Becky Little and Susan and husband Rich Roll, all of Beaverton; two grandsons, Justin and Logan; and one granddaughter, Maise.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Pastor Kim Lewis of Heartland Hospice in Bay City, officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Merrill.
Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.

Marriage Search Engines

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

User-Contributed Obituaries Forum is maintained by GenealogyBuff with WebBBS 5.12.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER to visitors! We'll get your family tree started!

Click to Search Large Databases

Understand what your DNA says about your health,
traits and family history. Explore Your DNA Today at Get 10% off each additional kit.

Incredibly COOL Genealogy Databases
on the Web!


First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of fulltext obits
from all over the United States.


First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of marriage records
from all over the United States.


Miscellaneous Obituaries Collection
Surname Research Tool
Origin, immigration, life-expectancy, etc. for this surname:

You must use the SUBMIT button; hitting ENTER will not work!
Data is extrapolated freely from

  If the results that you get turn out to be a death notice rather than an obituary, many times you can find a fulltext obituary by doing a search HERE.

Search ALL Deaths, Burials, Cemeteries & Obituaries


Alabama  - Alaska  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Colorado  - Connecticut  - Delaware  - Florida  - Georgia  - Hawaii  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maine  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Minnesota  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Montana  - Nebraska  - Nevada  - New Hampshire  - New Jersey  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - North Dakota  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Oregon  - Pennsylvania  - Rhode Island  - South Carolina  - South Dakota  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Utah  - Vermont  - Virginia  - Washington  - West Virginia  - Wisconsin  - Wyoming
United Kingdom


Alabama  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Connecticut  - Georgia  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Louisiana  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Nebraska  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - Ohio  - Pennsylvania  - South Carolina  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Virginia  - West Virginia

Search ALL Obituaries in Databases:

AL - AK - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - IA - ID - IL - IN - KS - KY - LA - MA - MD - ME - MI - MN - MO - MS - MT - NC - ND - NE - NH - NJ - NM - NV - NY - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VA - VT - WA - WI - WV - WY


Death Records

Cemetery Records

Obituary Records

Marriage Records

Birth Records

Divorce Records

Vital Records

Show ALL Obituary Collections

User-Contributed Genealogy Data Forum

User-Contributed Obituary Forum

Library of Genealogy Files

United States Newspaper Directory

United States Counties

United States Cities


Alabama Newspapers
Alaska Newspapers
Arizona Newspapers
Arkansas Newspapers
California Newspapers
Colorado Newspapers
Connecticut Newspapers
Delaware Newspapers
Florida Newspapers
Georgia Newspapers
Idaho Newspapers
Illinois Newspapers
Indiana Newspapers
Iowa Newspapers
Kansas Newspapers
Kentucky Newspapers
Louisiana Newspapers
Maine Newspapers
Maryland Newspapers
Massachusetts Newspapers
Michigan Newspapers
Minnesota Newspapers
Missouri Newspapers
Montana Newspapers
Nebraska Newspapers
Nevada Newspapers
New Hampshire Newspapers
New Jersey Newspapers
New Mexico Newspapers
New York Newspapers
North Carolina Newspapers
North Dakota Newspapers
Ohio Newspapers
Oklahoma Newspapers
Oregon Newspapers
Pennsylvania Newspapers
Rhode Island Newspapers
South Carolina Newspapers
South Dakota Newspapers
Tennessee Newspapers
Texas Newspapers
Utah Newspapers
Virginia Newspapers
Washington Newspapers
West Virginia Newspapers

Alabama Census Records

Alaska Census Records

Arizona Census Records

Arkansas Census Records

California Census Records

Colorado Census Records

Connecticut Census Records

Delaware Census Records

Florida Census Records

Georgia Census Records

Idaho Census Records

Illinois Census Records

Indiana Census Records

Iowa Census Records

Kansas Census Records

Kentucky Census Records

Louisiana Census Records

Maine Census Records

Maryland Census Records

Massachusetts Census Records

Michigan Census Records

Minnesota Census Records

Missouri Census Records

Montana Census Records

Nebraska Census Records

Nevada Census Records

New Hampshire Census Records

New Jersey Census Records

New Mexico Census Records

New York Census Records

North Carolina Census Records

North Dakota Census Records

Ohio Census Records

Oklahoma Census Records

Oregon Census Records

Pennsylvania Census Records

Rhode Island Census Records

South Carolina Census Records

South Dakota Census Records

Tennessee Census Records

Texas Census Records

Utah Census Records

Virginia Census Records

Washington Census Records

West Virginia Census Records



Subscribe to to have access to billions of records:

Confirm birth and death dates with the Social Security Death Index: - - - - Surname Search Utility - - Marriage Search Engines
Return to Main Page

One of the sponsors of this site is: