Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Lucille Hamilton Hutson, 84, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. She resided most of her life in Michigan, where she was a member of the Gladwin Methodist Church and a former employee of the Gladwin hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Earl; three sisters, Ruby Hertsberg of Flint, Hazel Daniels of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Mabel Shell of Middleland; one brother, Orval Hamilton of West Branch; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Marie Hutson.
Oakley Funeral Home, Zephyrhills, Fla. were in charge of the arrangements.
Mary E. Craig, 84, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at home in Sage Township, following a short illness.
Born Jan. 24, 1916 in Sheridan, she lived in Gladwin County since 1976 and previously lived in Dearborn.
She was an employment counselor for the State of Michigan, Midland unemployment office, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Club, Aerie 3292, VFW Auxiliary, Post 11256 Gladwin.
Surviving are three sons, Gary and wife Ann of Chugiak, Ark., Donn and wife Laura of Battle Creek, and Douglas of Clinton Township; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Christ the King Lutheran Church with Pastor David Sprang officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Gladwin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Hall Funeral Home Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert D. Remmert, 50, of Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin.
Born Jan. 28, 1950 in Hazel Park, he lived in Gladwin County since 1992.
Robert married Linda L. (Eaton), Oct. 26, 1974 in Beaverton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 18 1/2 years before receiving a medical discharge in 1992.
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Board in Chicago, Ill.; life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Gladwin Post; and board member and coach of the Beaverton Youth Bowling League.
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Laina K. Byrd of Coleman, April M. Main of South Carolina, and Adrianne N. Remmert of Beaverton; one son, Christopher Robert of Kalamazoo; one sister, Susan Lampman of Gladwin; two brothers, Richard of Woodland and Ronald of Harrison; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton.
Military graveside rites were by the VFW Post 7303.
Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.
Betty Ann Hall Ling, 78, of Englewood, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 in Englewood Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1922 in Pittsburg, Kan., she came to the Englewood area in 1976 from Michigan.
She worked for Champion Spark Plug as a quality control inspector for 30 years. She enjoyed playing bingo.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen Hendrickson of Englewood, Fla.; one sister, Shirley Frank of Gladwin; and two grandchildren, Kristin and John Sheeran.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roseland Park Chapel, in Berkley. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Suite B, Sarasota, Fla. 34239.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Chapel, Englewood, Fla. was in charge of the arrangements.
Charles E. (Chuck) Philips, 73, of Gladwin, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000 at his home in Hay Township, Gladwin.
Born Sept. 15, 1926 in Detroit, he lived in Gladwin County 13 years and previously lived in Bay City.
Charles married Jean Comstock, July 3, 1980 in Bay City. He was owner/operator of A & C Plumbing & Heating in Livonia for 30 years, retiring in 1976. He then worked at Harrison Pipe & Supply Company in Midland until retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Secord and Gladwin Eagles Clubs and Hy Moore Golf League at Gladwin Heights.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Dan and wife Terri, and Chuck, all of California, Willard and wife Deb Butterfield of Auburn, and Sam and wife Deb Butterfield of Bay City; five daughters, Carol and husband Mike Harris of Farmington Hills, Mary and husband Mike Letters of Brighton, Marsha and husband Lee Yambura of Troy, Judy and husband Dan Thomas of Lansing, and Nancy Marcet of Fenton; one brother, Joseph of Royal Oak; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Elder Sam Wilson officiating. A memorial service was performed by the Gladwin Eagles memorial team.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Elsie Oakley, 77, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home, Midland following a short illness.
Born March 18, 1923 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County 21 years and previously lived in Detroit.
Elsie married Paul Oakley, Feb. 7, 1941 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a secretary for Robinson Industries.
Surviving are one son-in-law, Melvin Burcz; one granddaughter, Paulette Graves of Warren; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Shelby of Warren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Burcz, this year; and one grandson, Geoffrey Graves in 1997.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial was in Beaverton Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.