Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Anne Marie Stetson, 86, of Flushing, died Thursday, July 6, 2000 at Fostrian Manor.
She retired from General Motors after 24 years of service.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stetson; parents, Veronica and Jasper Holec; five brothers; and three sisters.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Flint. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.
Carl J. Wright, 89, of Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Bay City and Gladwin, died Thursday, July 6, 2000.
Born March 12, 1911 in New York, he was the son of Earl and Nellie (Pinney) Wright. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston.
Carl was a very active member of the First Congregational Church. He was the previous owner of Bay Paint and Decorating Center and was a member of the Columbus Ave. Merchants Association.
He was also a member of the Bay City Home Builders Association, The Sugar Springs Golf Club, the Bay City Lodge No. 88 B.P.O.E. and was active in the Republican party. His Masonic memberships included Wenona Lodge No. 256 F & AM, The Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Bay City and the Elf Khurefeh Shrine Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Adams Wright of Ellenton, Fla.; three daughters, Beverly and husband Alan Schafer of Essexville, Karen Richards of Euless, Texas, and Judith and husband John Shaw of Ft. Washington, Md.; one sister, Helen Toennis; one brother, Frank Wright; seven grandchildren, Kelly Jacobson, Kristy Sherlund, Karrie Koudelka, Kevin Richards, Allyn Lebster, Laura Luke, and John Shaw III; 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Violet's children, Donna and husband William Loy and Robert and wife Arletta Adams.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Louisa Wright; and two brothers, Harold and Glen Wright.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational Church with Dr. Peter Terpenning officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church Memorial Garden.
Penzien & Steele Funeral Home, Bay City, was in charge of the arrangements.
Lorne L. Wagar, 97, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 10, 2000 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Center following a lingering illness.
Born May 19, 1903 in Gladwin, he was the son of the late Norman and Esel (Bellinger) Wagar.
Lorne married the former Eliza Thorington in March 1928. He was in the construction business and land development in Gladwin.
He was a past member of the Secord Lions Club and a member of Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, George and wife Edith of Harrison; three sisters, Vivian Edick of Gladwin, Norma Thorington of Holly, and Annalea and husband Norval Linton of Brighton; and two sisters-in-law, Helen and Verna Wagar, both of Gladwin. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home Inc. with Rev. Donald Haskell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church.
Mary Lou Tyrell, 59, of Sandusky, died Monday, July 10, 2000 at Brittany Manor in Midland following a short illness.
Born Sept. 25, 1940 in Petoskey, she lived in Gladwin County two years and previously lived in Wilmington, N.C.
Mary married Harold Tyrell, Aug. 1, 1970 in Croswell. She was a homemaker.
Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, Michael and wife Melissa Castillo of Gladwin, Joseph M. Tyrell of Wilmington, N.C., Gary Nelson of Traverse City, and Patrick Castillo of Saginaw; one daughter, Kay and husband Frank Oleniacz III of East Jordon. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be held at noon Friday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Gladwin with Rev. David Sprang officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin.
Visitation will be from 10 until the time of the service Friday at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Barbara J. Howard, 68, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 17, 2000 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born Sept. 22, 1931 in Vassar, she was the daughter of the late Roy J. and Maude M. (Ellithorpe) German.
Barbara married George R. Howard Jr., June 21, 1953, in Vassar. She was President of the Gideons International of Gladwin County, Camp Auxiliary and the Gladwin Baptist Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert and wife Marti of Pensacola, Fla., and David and wife Vikki of Jamison, Pa.; one daughter, Nancy and husband Lee Lynn of Fairhaven; two brothers, Don and wife Thelma German of Vassar and Carl and wife Doris German of Harrison; four sisters, Gertrude Tkatch of Ft. Myers, Fla., Anna Colosky and Dorothy Hemingway, both of Vassar, and Mildred and husband Dale Maxwell of Orange City, Fla; six grandchildren, Rob and Jim Howard, Lee Ann and Tom Bieker, and Joshua and Jeremy Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Al and Ray; and one sister, Phyllis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. with Pastor David Dee officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International of Gladwin County, Gladwin Baptist Church or the Hospice of Gladwin Area.
Duane C. Brunn, 66, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 17, 2000 at his residence following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 5, 1934 in Grand Rapids, he was the son of the late Carl and Kathleen (Hanlin) Brunn.
Duane married the former Bonnie Dodge, Aug. 27, 1955. He retired, in 1996, as principal for the Warren Woods School District, after 38 years in education. He was also a member of the Baldwin VFW, Secord Lake Eagles and Sacred Heart Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Brian and wife Crystal of Auburn Hills, and John of Baldwin; three daughters, Carmen and husband Ross Pooley of Utica, Beth Ann Brunn of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mary Brunn of Swartz Creek; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home Inc. today (Wednesday) from 2 to 8 p.m. with a vigil prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. His body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service tomorrow (Thursday).
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.