Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Betty A. Grove, 64 of Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 25, 2000 at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.
Born May 2, 1936 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of the late William and Laura (Conklin) Grant.
Betty married Allen Darwin Grove, July 1, 1955 in Beaverton. She was a member of the Dale First United Methodist Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Timothy and wife Robin, and Rodney and wife Lori, all of Beaverton; two daughters, Mary Beth and husband Larry Zelt of Gladwin, and Sheila and husband Dennis Piegols of Hope; four brothers, Roy Grant, Bert Grant, Bill Grant, and Richard Grant, all of Beaverton; two sisters, Eva Fuller of Ann Arbor and Leora Gunderman of Clare; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbert Grant.
Services were held Tuesday at the Sisson Funeral Home with Pastors Fred LeMere and David Stewart officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dale First United Methodist Church.
Charles E. Mills, 87, of Gladwin, went to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000.
Born Oct. 24, 1912, he was the oldest son of John and Bertha Mills.
Charles married Sarah Mae Farling, July 29, 1955. He owned and operated Victory Oil Company for 30 years, retiring in 1975. During World War II, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army
He as an active member of the Gladwin Assembly of God Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, board member, usher, and greeter. For several years, he attended and helped establish the Albright Shores Assembly of God Church, where he also served in many capacities.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Melonie and husband Allan Rosenbrock of Saginaw, Sharla and husband Lee Diesing of New Haven; two sisters, Helen Moulton of Boyne City and Zella Wight of Grand Ledge; and one grandchild, Stephanie Rosenbrock. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Francis.
A remembrance service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Assembly of God Church, Gladwin, with Pastors Donald Potter and Donald Roberts officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gladwin Assembly of God Church, Living Hope Assembly of God Church, or Gideons International.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Elaine Monica Dunn, 59, of Hudson, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000.
Born Nov. 27, 1940 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Wesley and Irene Goralski.
Besides her husband, Randy, she is survived by two sons, Mike Antaya of California and Ron and wife Diane Antaya of Juneau, Alaska; two daughters, Ginger and husband Scott Lynch of Beaverton and Cindy Antaya of Grayling; one grandson, Elias Gifford Antaya of Juneau, Alaska; one sister, Sylvia and husband Don Mack of Fairhaven; and other relatives and friends. She will be missed dearly.
Richard A. Johnson, 63, of Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Born March 12, 1937 in Pontiac, he was the son of C. Eldridge and Martha (Tuggle) Johnson. He retired in 1991 after 29 years as athletic director at Gladwin Public Schools. Johnson Field was named after him.
Richard worked at the city park as the park manager since 1992 and was past president of the Gladwin Rotary Club.
Surviving besides his wife Dolores are two sons, Richard and wife Caroline of Grand Rapids, and David of Warren; his mother, Joy Johnson of Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Caroline Olson of Lakeland, Fla.; his mother and father-in-law, Tony and Sidonia Neira of Pontiac.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael in July 1981, and his father, Eldridge.
Services were held Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Deane Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gladwin Ice Arena.
Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Joseph Augustine, 64, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Born Nov. 23, 1935 in Gladwin, he was the son of Raymond and Julia Augustine.
Surviving are four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Private services were held. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
Dora E. Moskal, 73, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Feb. 24, 1927 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Albert and Anna (Schroder) Wilker. She lived in Gladwin County since 1972 and previously lived in Detroit.
Dora married Louis A. Moskal Sr., July 27, 1945 in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin.
Surviving are four daughters, Annie and husband Jim McAlister, and Barbara and husband Dennis Ehlert, all of Westland, Joyce and husband Thomas Tufnell of Manistique, and Cindy and husband Bob Schornack of Dearborn Heights; one son, Louis and wife Sally Moskal of Dexter; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, and her parents.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.