Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Clarence F. Behnke, 90, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Gladwin Living Center following a lingering illness.
He was born in Orange County, Calif., on Jan. 28, 1910 to the late Frank and Catherine Behnke. He owned and operated Behnke's Auto Parts until he retired in 1992 after 56 years.
He married Mae Kimball in Durand on June 16, 1929; she preceded him in death in April, 1988. He then married the former Ollie Bennett in Gladwin on Aug. 19, 1992.
Surviving are his wife, Ollie; a son, Richard (Jean) Behnke of Gladwin; daughter-in-law Diane Behnke of Plymouth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his stepchildren Kelly and Elaine Van-Y of Montana; Sharon and Bob Poppe of Houghton Lake; Robert and Kathy Wade, Julie Sheppard, Vickie Grove and Dale and Darlene Bennett, all of Maine; and his mother-in-law, Maggie Van-Y. He was predeceased by his son Donald Behnke, seven brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29 with Pastor Alfred Bell officiating. Entombment was in Highland Mausoleum. Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital or the United Methodist Church.
Patricia Ann Galloway, 62, of Sterling Heights died Sunday, July 30, 2000 in Sterling Heights.
She was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Detroit. She worked in the plastics industry as an assembler and was a member of the Secord Lake Eagles Club.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Howard Galloway; sons Bob (Connie) Galloway and Michael (Tammy) Galloway; daughter Debbie (Ted) Paul; and seven grandchildren, Tara, Michael, Jason, Adam, Sarah, Melissa and Trisha.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons and at 11 a.m. at St. Malachy. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.
Frances Ann Hainstock, 44, of Farwell, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2000 at her home.
Services took place on Wednesday, July 26 at 1 p.m. at the Clare Church of God with the Rev. Dale Scheffler officiating. Burial took place in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Memorials may be made to the Mid Michigan Hospice.
Frances was born the daughter of Keith and Maryann (Slater) Barnhart on Feb. 1, 1956 in Mt. Pleasant. She married Jack Hainstock on Dec. 8, 1973 in Clare.
Frances had worked at the Clare Nursing Home, now the Tendercare Nursing Home, in the laundry department. She belonged to the Clare Church of god where she was an active member. Frances' family described her as loving to shop. She enjoyed being around children and watching the birds at her house.
Surviving Frances is her husband Jack, two daughters, Jenny and Jackie Hainstock of Farwell, her parents Keith and Maryann of Clare, two brothers, Keith Jr. of Clare and Jerry (Christine) of Farwell; four sisters, Karen (Don) Kushmaul of Clare, Sharon Farnsworth of Evart, Shari (Greg) Armstead of Beaverton and Mary (Bob) Klenke of Lake George, and a grandson Zachary Osborn of Farwell.
Arrangements were by the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home of Clare.
Aaron Ray Havens, 75, of Midland, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
He was born on May 6, 1925 in Hope, son of the late Hiram and Edna (Van Schoick) Havens. He attended Hope schools. He had worked for the Dow Chemical Company for 38 years in the Cal-Mag and Service Station as an operator. He married the former Kathyleen (Kay) Mapes on Oct. 18, 1947.
Ray had served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Suesens in World War II, serving in the Philippines and South Pacific. His hobbies included building doll houses for his five granddaughters, hunting, fishing wife his wife and buddies, camping, and visiting with his neighbors and many friends. He and Kay spent their winters in Newport Richey, Fla. He was a member of the Midland American Legion Berryhill Post 165.
He is survived by his wife Kay; daughters Penny (James) Kovacevich, Pam (Darryl) Burkhardt, all of Midland, and Becky (Gayle) Voisine of Victor, Mont.; grandchildren Jenny and Ashley Kovacevich, Troy Burkhardt, Tracey Farison; Stephanie, Sara and Jeremy Voisine; one great-grandson Travis Burkhardt; sister Irene Pevitt and sister-in-law Minnie Havens; mother-in-law Charlotte Mapes; brothers-in-law Howard (Phyllis) Stickley, Carol (Oleta) Stickley; sister-in-law Barbara (Donald) Owen, Patsy (Cecil) Sheets, Karen Mapes, Bonnie (Louie) Thatcher, Sandy (Alan) Morrison; several nieces and nephews and by his best childhood friend Courtney (Marilyn Joann) Filmore.
He was predeceased by one brother Harold Havens and sisters Elsie Deutscher, Marie Crosby and Ardith Cobb.
Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steven McCoy of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Full military honors were presented under the auspices of the Midland American Legion Berryhill Post 165. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Hope Cemetery Chapel Fund, in care of the family, or the Lyle and Delbert Pevitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Midland Foundation.
Harvey A. "Butch" Vanderbush, 64, of Edenville died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin.
He was born June 1, 1936 in Centerline, son of the late James and Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush. He attended schools in Detroit and graduated from Beaverton High School. Butch married the former Joyce Kathleen Wilson on June 27, 1959 in Edenville. He had worked at Northwood Steel, Faulkner Construction, Collinson Construction Company and was also a self-employed contractor. He retired on June 1, 1998.
Butch was currently the sexton for Old and New Edenville Cemeteries. He was a member of the Old Car Club and his hobbies included old car shows, restoring classic cars, woodworking, crafts and collecting antiques.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; one son, Patrick Andrew (Carrie Marie) Vanderbush of Kalamazoo; one daughter Karen LeAnne (Troy Allen) Laplow of Sanford; two grandchildren, Zoie Elizabeth Vanderbush and Sydney Klein Laplow; five brothers, Don Vanderbush of North Carolina, Jim Vanderbush of Edenville, Pete Vanderbush of Hope, Ralph Vanderbush of Beaverton and Doug Vanderbush of Carleton; and one sister, Beverly Fessler of Pentwater. He was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy,
Funeral services took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2000 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel with Minister Gary Briggs officiating. Burial took place in the New Hope Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the charity of their choice.