• Royal Oak,  Troy

    Newman , Betty Lee

    Betty Lee Newman (Osterrout) passed away on March 8, 2019, at the age of 77. Her family will always remember her as the most amazing woman and mother ever. She was always very sweet, kind and …

  • Royal Oak,  Troy

    Newman (Ostrrout), Betty

    Betty Lee Newman (Osterrout) passed away on March 8, 2019, at the age of 77. Her family will always remember her as the most amazing woman and mother ever. She was always very sweet, kind and …

  • Cedar Springs

    Nancy Jean Samsel

    Nancy Jean Samsel age 63 of Greenville, died Friday, March 15, 2019 at Spectrum Health, United Memorial Campus, Greenville. The family will greet friends Friday, View full obituary

  • Boyne City,  Cheboygan,  Indian River

    Elnora Bur

    Elnora Bur, 92, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at McLaren Hospice House in Cheboygan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 11:00am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm, at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home in Cheboygan. A complete obituary will appear as information becomes available.     

  • Escanaba

    Lynnette A. Johnson

    Lynnette A. Johnson March 16, 2019 ESCANABA — Lynnette A. Johnson, age 58, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully following a valiant battle with cancer. Her husband, John, is listed among surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1 until 3 p.m. at …

  • Escanaba

    LeRoy F.H. ‘Lee’ Smith

    LeRoy F.H. ‘Lee’ Smith March 16, 2019 BARK RIVER — LeRoy F.H. “Lee” Smith, 83, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a falling accident. He was born on Feb. 28, 1936 in Cedar River, Mich., son of LeRoy and Rose (Boye) Smith. Lee was raised in Cedar River …

  • Flint

    Gordon J. Dobis

    DOBIS, Gordon J. – Of Linden, age 71, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his residence. Cremation has taken place and a service will be View full obituary

  • Flint

    Ronald Koryciak

    KORYCIAK, Ronald J. – Of Flint, age 59, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at McLaren-Flint. Per Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will View full obituary

  • Flint

    Clover D. Allen

    ALLEN, Clover D. – Of Grand Blanc, age 89, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at The Landings of Genesee Valley. Funeral service will be held View full obituary

  • Flint

    Geoffrey Drake

    DRAKE, Mr. Geoffrey of Flint, MI. passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. View full obituary

  • Paw Paw

    Dr. Kenneth Steuer Ph.D.

    Dr. Kenneth Steuer Ph.D. Mattawan Dr. Kenneth Andrew Steuer, Ph.D., 61, died March 14, 2019, at home in Mattawan, MI. He was born in 1957, in Sayville, NY, the son of Andrew and M. Dorothy “Dot” (Schunk) Steuer.  Ken attended the University of New Hampshire, earning his bachelor’s degree in history. He then attended Georgetown University earning a Master of Science in Foreign Service. He later earned an M.A. in political science and eventually a Ph.D. in history from the University of Mi…

  • Saginaw

    Emily E. Wickes

    Another star will shine brightly above in our sky as Emily E. Wickes passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2019 with family members by her side. Emily Edwina Mathewson was born on October 1, …

  • Traverse City

    SEDLACEK, Nancy Aug 13, 1956 – Mar 4, 2019

    KINGSLEY [mdash] Nancy Elaine Sedlacek, 62, of Kingsley, passed away on March 4, 2019. Nancy was born at Saint Joseph Hospital in Flint on Aug. 13, 1956. She graduated from Ainsworth High School and continued to receive a degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University. Nancy was married to Ron Sedlacek on Aug. 1, 2003 in Leland. They were married for 16 years. Nancy worked as a secretary for Shell Oil Company for 16 years and recently retired from Grand Traverse County, where she served as a legal secretary for the prosecuting attorney. She enjoyed camping with longtime friends, Todd and Denise Raven, reading, gardening and being outside as…

  • Traverse City

    SCHMANSKY, Norman May 3, 1933 – Mar 11, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Norman E. Schmansky, age 85, of Traverse City, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Munson Hospice House in the loving care of his family. Norman was born on May 3, 1933 to Eugene and Beatrice (Shaw) Schmansky in Pontiac. Norman grew up in Walled Lake. He attended Walled Lake High School and was on the track team. He was also active in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Following his high school graduation in 1951, Norman served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Norman was an Electronics Technician aboard the USS Gilmore. Norman was honorably discharged from…

  • Traverse City

    Zimmerman, Martin

    76, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Friday, March 8, 2019. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. An obituary will follow in a future edition of the Record-Eagle. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.

  • Traverse City

    HENRY SR., Fredrick Mar 11, 2019

    BEECH ISLAND, S.C. [mdash] Memorial services for Fredrick “Skip” Russell Henry Sr., 83, who entered into rest March 11, 2019, will be announced at a later date. Mr. Henry was a native of Homestead Township, having made Beech Island, South Carolina, his home for the past 16 years. He was retired from General Motors. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, genealogy, cooking and his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Alfred E. Henry; and daughter, Betty J. Henry Seagle. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Winifred O. Henryl; two sons, Fredrick R. Henry Jr., of Jackson, and Lewis J. Henry (wife, Allyn), of Oxford; three daughters, Kitty…

  • Traverse City

    Deering, Daniel

    84, of Traverse City, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A funeral Mass and celebration of Dan’s life is being planned for July. A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of the Record-Eagle.

  • Traverse City

    CONWAY, Marlin Dec 27, 1940 – Mar 14, 2019

    BUCKLEY [mdash] Marlin D. Conway, age 78, of Buckley, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Munson Medical Center. Marlin was born in Davison on Dec. 27, 1940 to Floyd and Nellie (Harson) Conway. He spent only his early years downstate and then moved to the family farmhouse in Buckley. He was one of eight children and attended Buckley Schools. On Aug. 27, 1960 he married Connie Cebula at that very same farmhouse. Marlin worked for Pet, Inc. in Frankfort for 26-and-a-half years, retiring in the mid 1980s. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially deer hunting, and just loved the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Rick;…

  • Traverse City

    BLANCHARD, Phyllis Nov 18, 1924 – Mar 11, 2019

    PETOSKEY [mdash] Phyllis Loraine Blanchard, 94, of Petoskey, passed away peacefully to heaven while at home, where she and her family lived for more than 50 years. Born Nov. 18, 1924 in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Elmer and Johanna (Berg) Baynton, and was married to Bill Blanchard for 68 years. Phyllis is survived by her son, Jeff Blanchard; daughter, Cindy Zipp (Tom), of Petoskey; daughters, Janifer Blanchard and Sally Blanchard, of Harbor Springs; and two siblings, brother, Bob Baynton (Loretta); and sister, Sheri Varner (Chuck), of Traverse City. A memorial service is planned at the Petoskey United Methodist Church for April 17, 2019. The family will greet…

  • Traverse City

    RICHARDSON, Randi Jul 29, 1950 – Mar 3, 2019

    LOWELL [mdash] Randi Richardson, a truly renaissance woman, passed on to new challenges on March 13 at home in Lowell with her husband and Faith Hospice staff at her side. Randi Richardson (nee Rebecca Lane Walker), born to Glenn and Juanita Walker on July 29, 1950, began her journey in Madison, West Virginia, at Glover’s Clinic. Randi grew up in Garden City and attended Schoolcraft College and the University of Michigan. Like many, she began her career in retailing, ably serviced by her electric personality. She found success at Montgomery Wards and JC Penney, but she found her true calling in the world of broadcasting in radio and television. Beginning…

  • Traverse City

    MACDONALD, Grace Dec 6, 1930 – Feb 26, 2019

    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. [mdash] Grace “Mac” Macdonald died peacefully at her home in California on Feb. 26, 2019 at the age of 88. Grace is survived by thousands of children whose lives she touched throughout her life. Grace was born Dec. 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, to Rosa Vettel Macdonald and William Macdonald. She attended the Montrose School from sixth to 12th grade. She then attended Columbia University and earned a bachelor’s degree in education. After moving to Sacramento, California, Grace began working for the State of California as a teacher. She served 10 years with the State of California and the Northern California School System…

  • Traverse City

    NOECHEL, Nora Aug 11, 1928 – Mar 13, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Nora Elizabeth Noechel, age 90, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Munson Medical Center. Nora was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Detroit to Edgar and Edith (Whinnery) Payette and spent her childhood there. On Sept. 25, 1947 she married Dennis H. Noechel. The family lived in Redford Township, and Nora was employed as a school bus driver for the Livonia School System for over 20 years. Nora and Dennis enjoyed taking trips to northern Michigan and eventually made Traverse City their home in 1991. Nora loved the company of friends and family, enjoyed spending time at the Long Lake Senior Center, playing…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    Chester Krawczak

    Chester Krawczak Chester Alexander Krawczak, 84, of Alpena passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at Medilodge of Green View. Chester was born on September 10, 1934 in Rogers City to the late Alexander and Mary (Yarch) Krawczak. He served in the United States Air Force. On October 20, 1956, he married Theresa Koseba. Chester worked at Huron Portland Cement and Lafarge for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Alpena V.F.W. Post 2496, and Knights of Columbus. Su…

  • Flint

    Erwin Wiley Pillsbury Jr.

    PILLSBURY, Erwin Wiley Jr. – Of Columbiaville, age 87, died Friday, March 15, 2019 at McLaren-Lapeer. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, View full obituary

  • Houghton

    Dennis E. Fraki

    Dennis E. Fraki March 16, 2019 HOUGHTON — Dennis E. Fraki, 68, of Houghton and former Atlantic Mine resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 11, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

  • Houghton

    Robert J. ‘Bob’ Mantta

    Robert J. ‘Bob’ Mantta March 16, 2019 OBENHOFF — Robert J. “Bob” Mantta, 57, of Obenhoff Road, passed away on Thursday evening, March 14, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range with Rev. Father …

  • Houghton

    Lillian Joy Saari

    Lillian Joy Saari March 16, 2019 IRVINE, Calif. — Lillian Joy Saari was born in Springfield, Vermont, on New Year’s Day, 1939, to Helvi and Arvid Kalinen. Lillian became another Alzheimer victim on March 14, 2019. After spending a frolicking childhood on a dairy farm on top of Finn Hill in southern Vermont with five …

  • Houghton

    Madelyn T. Saladin

    Madelyn T. Saladin March 16, 2019 WHITE PINE — Madelyn Saladin, 87, of White Pine, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Hubbell, to Gervase and Isabelle Audette. She graduated from Lake Linden High School and began working as a beautician. She married Paul Saladin on June 20, 1953. …

  • Houghton

    Robert J. ‘Bob’ Fitz

    Robert J. ‘Bob’ Fitz March 16, 2019 SANDUSKY, Ohio — Robert J. “Bob” Fitz, 86, of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, March 14, 2019, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on the family farm on May 19, 1932, in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of James Francis …

  • Ironwood

    Madelyn Saladin

    WHITE PINE, Mich. – Madelyn Saladin, 87, of White Pine, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019 surrounded by family. Madelyn was born in Hubbell, to Gervase and Isabelle Audette. She graduated from…

  • Ironwood

    Roy Eugene Kahila Jr.

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. – Roy Eugene Kahila Jr., 61, of Wakefield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home. Roy was born on Nov. 16, 1957, in Wakefield, a son of Grace Margaret…

  • Marquette

    William J. Mayo

    William J. Mayo March 15, 2019 HARVEY, MI – William Joseph Mayo, age 88, of Harvey, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 15, 2019, at home, in the loving care of his family. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. A complete obituary and arrangements will be …