Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Eleanor J. Waters-Raasch-Hatch, 79, of Beaverton, died Monday, June 5, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born July 17, 1920 in Shepherd, she was the daughter of Earl and Elizabeth (Campbell) Billsby. She lived in Gladwin County 12 years and previously lived in Saginaw.
Eleanor married Donald Hatch, Aug. 7, 1987 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was owner/operator of the Daycare Center in Saginaw, retiring in 1988 after 20 years. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Surviving are three sons, Robert and wife Susanna Waters of Gladwin, Thomas K. and wife Joan Waters of Zilwaukee, and Mark K. Waters of Beaverton; two daughters, Mona L. Carr of Beaverton, and Beth and husband Mark Durow of Saginaw; four sisters, Mabel Ward of Saginaw, Wilma Morey of Winn, Esther White of Shepherd, and Rhea Carr of Merrill; three brothers, Lyle Billsby of Grayling, Buhl Billsby of Shepherd, and Ray Billsby of Harrison; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one cousin, Glen and wife Shirley Billsby of Midland; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at noon Friday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Gladwin, with Rev. David Sprang officiating. Visitation will be at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, tomorrow (Thursday) from 2 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice
Florence E. Perry, 90, of Midland, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at Britany Manor in Midland after a short illness.
Born July 28, 1909 in Saginaw, she was the daughter of Daniel and Florence (Norton) St. Denis. She lived in Gladwin County for the last 10 years and previously lived in Brownsville, Texas.
Florence married Glenn W. Perry. He preceded her in death in 1990.
She was a nurse for MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Clare, retiring in 1971 after 25 years.
Surviving are five daughters, Joan Peets and Nina Whiseman, both of Saginaw, Judith and husband Keith Cushman of Beaverton, Prudence Wilson of Chattanooga; and Glenda and husband Jeffrey Ellsworth of Midland; three sons, Richard and wife Sandra of Titasville, Fla., Dennis and wife Sarah of Gladwin, and Timothy and wife Linda of Saginaw; one brother, Jack St. Denis; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Dennis in 1977.
A memorial services was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Saginaw Valley Church of Nazarene in Saginaw.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Gladys A. Tarzwell, 96, of Beaverton, died Thursday, June 1, 2000 at Stratford Village Nursing Home of Midland.
Born Oct. 5, 1903, in Bay City, she was the daughter of Arthur and Effie Eyre.
Gladys married Benjamin F. Tarzwell, June 10, 1925 in Bay City. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1973.
Gladys and Ben moved to Beaverton in 1945 and owned and operated the Beaverton IGA store until 1952 when they moved to Edenville and operated the Edenville IGA store until 1954.
Gladys worked for Knepp's clothing store in downtown Midland in the late 1950s to 1966. Upon retirement she moved, with her husband, to Houghton Lake where they made a home for several years. After her husband's death, she moved into Beaverton Manor where she lived until October 1999, when she entered Stratford Village.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Beaverton and a lifetime member of the Beaverton Eastern Stars. Gladys loved to bowl, work in her flower garden, play cards and drive her car.
Surviving are one son, Robert and wife Billie of Beaverton; one daughter, Mary Lou and husband Millard Kent of Midland; five grandchildren, Randy, Rodney, and Scott Tarzwell, and Jennifer Kent-Bryant and Carter Kent; eight great-grandchildren, Steven, Sara, Nicolas and Andrea Tarzwell, Jordon, Haleigh and Benjamin Kent-Bryant, and Shea Kent; and one brother, Merle Eyre of Bay City.
She was preceded in death by twins, a son and daughter; three brothers, Floyd, Kenneth, and Alvin; and one sister, Helen, all of Bay City.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Beaverton.
Keith Warren "Skeeter" Winslow, 63, of Gladwin, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 at his residence.
Born April 30, 1937 in West Branch, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Bessie (Brown) Winslow. He lived in the Midland area for 40 years before moving to Gladwin in 1995.
Keith married the former Carmen Snyder, March 9, 1957 in West Branch. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1956.
He was employed by The Dow Corning Corp. in Midland as a safety engineer for 37 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Wagarville United Methodist Church in Gladwin.
Keith was known for his outgoing personality, his friendliness, and being an avid fisherman. His memberships included the Saginaw Valley Safety Council, where he served as a former president; the Dow Corning Speaker's Bureau; a former instructor of boater safety for the U.S. Power Squadron, Saginaw Chapter; board member of the Ernie Wallace Blood Bank in Midland; and was a former member of the Auburn United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Joni and husband David LeMay of Adrian; three sons, Kent and wife Garlynn, and Troy and Chad, all of Midland; four brothers, Don and wife Margaret of West Branch, Larry and wife Vicky of Augres, Duane and wife Dorothy of Sanford and Roger and wife Janey of Midland; four sisters, Dorothy and husband Calvin Meiser of West Branch, Phyllis and husband John Seloom of Redford, Janet and husband Seth Sayranian of Royal Oak, and Marjorie and husband Curtis Mueller of Palmer, Alaska; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Erica LeMay and Jessica and Cali Winslow.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, Midland, with Rev. Donald Haskell of the Wagarville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Midland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wagarville United Methodist Church stained glass fund or the Ernie Wallace Blood Bank.
Anna Klassen Appelget, 91, of Black Diamond, Wash., died Friday, June 9, 2000 in Enumclaw, Wash.
Born Dec. 4, 1908, she was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Marysville, Wash., since 1976.
Anna married John Appelget in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Surviving are one son, Larry Hager of Black Diamond, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Eva Guyberson; one stepson, Clifford Appelget; one brother, Henry Klassen of Gladwin; one grandson, Paul Hager; and one great-granddaughter, Brittney;
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Eva Jean Hager; one stepson, Roger Guyberson; her parents; five brothers; and two sisters.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Wash.
Shaefer-Shipmen Funeral Home, Marysville, Wash, were in charge of the arrangements.
Chester L. Manes, 74, of Beaverton, died Friday, June 9, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a short illness.
Born April 27, 1926 in Arkansas, he lived in Gladwin County the last 18 years and previously lived in Pontiac.
Chester married Betty Mussen, Dec. 20, 1958 in Commerce. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was a foreman for General Motors Truck & Bus in Pontiac, retiring in 1977 after 26 years. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Debra and husband William Johnson of Lapeer, and Ruth Wortman of Farwell; two sons, Jack and wife Sue Wortman of Gladwin, and Ronald and wife Jan Wortman of Midland; one brother, Cecil Manes of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Pastor Brad Withrow officiating. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pontiac Eagles.