• Grand Haven

    Edmundo Gutierrez

    Ed Gutierrez of Grand Haven, Michigan, and Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga. He celebrated his 88th birthday on December 25, 2018. Ed was born in Topeka, Kansas, as the youngest child, with five older brothers. He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, where he met and married his love and wife of 65 years, Jean Lindley, on November 13, 1954. Ed and Jean subsequently moved to the United States, living in California, Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Grand Haven, Michigan, and Franklin, N.C. He was trained as an architect and worked…

  • Grand Haven

    Gerald J. Bruhn

    Gerald Joseph Bruhn, 54, of Grand Haven died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Riverside Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services–The VanZantwick Chapel.

  • Royal Oak,  Troy

    Markey, Irene Marie

    Irene Marie Markey, 93, a long-time resident of Farmington Hills and most recently of Royal Oak, passed away early Monday, March 18, with loving family members at her bedside. Born on September 18, …

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    Esther Werner

    Esther Werner Hillman Esther W. Werner, age 96, of Hillman, Michigan passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Medilodge of Hillman. Esther W. Strohschein was born March 11, 1923 to the late Herman and Victoria (Wolters) Strohschein in Montmorency Twp., Michigan. Esther married Alfred Werner on March 3, 1943 in Royston, Michigan and shortly thereafter they moved to the Pontiac, Michigan area where Alfred was employed by General Motors until his retirement in 1970. They then moved to Quartzsit…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    Donna Beck

    Donna Beck Donna Mae Beck, age 90, passed away peacefully at Turning Brook in Alpena, MI Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Born Donna Mae Dixon on April 10, 1928 in Buffalo, Minnesota to the late Julius and Mamie (Gilbert) Dixon, she married Stanley C. Beck on August 23rd, 1946.  He preceded in her passing in 1992. Donna (and Stanley) came to Alpena in 1949. She taught school for one year, and Donna & Stanley later owned and managed the Starlite Drive-in restaurant from 1955 – 1960, while…..

  • Flint

    Faith Jacobson

    JACOBSON, Ms. Faith-age 75 of Grand Blanc, MI passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Medilodge of Grand Blanc. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. View full obituary

  • Frankenmuth

    Don H. Weber

    Don H. Weber Frankenmuth, MI   Went home with his Lord Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital; age 86 years. Don was born View full obituary

  • Greenville

    Cindy Davis

    Cindy Davis Cindy Lou Davis, age 56, of Stanton, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at SKLD – Ionia.  The daughter of Scottie Leo & Arlene Vonda (Sherman) Davis, she was born on December 6, 1962 in Belding.   Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Cindy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements were entrusted to Christian…

  • Ishpeming

    Joseph Allen Henson

    Ishpeming- Joseph A. Henson, age 40, lifelong Ishpeming area resident passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette while in the View full obituary

  • Jackson

    Dustin Edward Dwyer

    Dwyer, Dustin Edward of Jackson, passed away after a 4 year struggle with Avascular Necrosis. He is survived by the love of his life, Elyse; View full obituary

  • Marquette

    Frank P. Raisanen

    Frank P. Raisanen March 21, 2019 RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, MI – Frank Paul ‘Frankie’ Raisanen, 66, of Co. Rd. 565, Richmond Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019 at the Trillium House, Marquette under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

  • Marquette

    Neil H. Lemire

    Neil H. Lemire March 21, 2019 GWINN, MI – Neil H. Lemire, age 81, of Gwinn, entered eternal life Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his residence, under the care of his family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Honoring Neil’s request, no public services will be held. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation …

  • Marquette

    Arthur Allen Varty, Jr.

    Arthur Allen Varty, Jr. March 21, 2019 POWELL TOWNSHIP, MI – Arthur Allen Varty, Jr., age 48, of Powell Township, entered eternal life Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at UP Health System – Bell. Born May 20, 1970, in Marquette, a son of Arthur “Pete” and Constance (Fraley) Varty, Sr., Art was raised in Marquette and graduated from …

  • Marquette

    Scott Wayne Fulsher

    Scott Wayne Fulsher March 21, 2019 NEGAUNEE, MI – Scott Wayne Fulsher, age 62, of 160 Neejee Road, Negaunee, MI, passed away at 9:30 AM, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home while in the loving care of his family and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. Scott was born in Marquette on May 13, 1956, a son of the late …

  • Traverse City

    ARDERY, Kirsten Aug 26, 1929 – Mar 15, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Kirsten Ardery, 89, of Traverse City, passed away March 15, 2019 at her home. Kirsten was born Kirsten Aars-Nicolaysen in Sarspsborg, Norway, on Aug. 26, 1929. She graduated from Oslo Ortopediske Institutt as a physical therapist in 1950 and in 1951 moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she worked for Miami Valley Hospital for two years. On May 13, 1953 Kirsten married James D. Ardery in Oslo, Norway. They lived in Dayton, Ohio, until 1977 when James retired and they moved to Traverse City. While in Dayton, Ohio, she started and taught childbirth education classes for 25 years. Kirsten was a dedicated volunteer for Munson Medical Center and…

  • Traverse City

    Lizenby, James

    88, of Traverse City, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Jim’s obituary will be in the Sunday edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  • Traverse City

    MORAVEC, Richard Mar 9, 1932 – Mar 11, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Richard John Moravec, 87, of Traverse City, passed away on March 11, 2019 at Munson Hospice House. He was born on March 9, 1932 in Traverse City to Rudolph and Marie Moravec. Following graduation from Traverse City Central High School in 1950, he entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was assigned to the 6th Infantry Regiment, stationed in Germany. His unit was responsible for the shared operation of the Spandau Prison, which housed the Nazi war criminals at the time. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Dick married Barbara Linderleaf in 1955. Together they raised two children. Dick worked at Parsons Corporation for…

  • Traverse City

    BARRY, James Feb 18, 1954 – Mar 8, 2019

    KALAMAZOO [mdash] James W. Barry, 65, of Kalamazoo, passed away unexpectedly March 8, 2019 at home of natural causes. Jim was born Feb. 18, 1954 to Eugene “John” and Bernice (McGeachy) Barry. He graduated from Laker High School in 1972 and Michigan State University. He worked for Farm Home Administration in several offices across northern Michigan. After retirement he enjoyed selling pasties at farmer’s markets in the Kalamazoo area. Jim was an avid reader; a book or newspaper was always at hand. He enjoyed history, world travel, including volunteering with the Peace Corps in Belize, going to music festivals, folk dancing and volunteering at the Wheatland Music Festival Jim is…

  • Traverse City

    STRUBLE, Estella Oct 22, 1927 – Mar 20, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Estella E. Struble, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Oct. 22, 1927 the daughter of Napoleon and Mamie (DeFrance) Brow in Grand Traverse County. She was raised on a farm in Kingsley with her brothers, Paul and Albert. She met her future husband, Charles Struble Sr., on a blind date. They were married in 1946 on Charles’ birthday. Together they raised five children. They loved to dance, travel and camp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Donald Struble Sr. in 2015; and daughter, Karen Horner in…

  • Traverse City

    BISSETT, Carol Jul 25, 1943 – Mar 20, 2019

    SOUTH BOARDMAN [mdash] Carol Marie Bissett, 75, of South Boardman, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at home. Carol was born on July 25, 1943 in Port Huron the daughter of the late Dewey and Margaret (Bowser) Oslett. Carol married Wayne Bissett on Oct. 7, 1961 in Port Huron. Her hobbies included cooking, crocheting, crafts and gardening. She loved her children and grandchildren. Carol is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wayne; children, Darryl (Lonnette) Bissett, of Rapid City, Darlene Ritter, of Traverse City, and Denise (Doug) Short, of Kalkaska; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her brother,…

  • Allegan

    Dorothy A. McIntyre, 88

    Dorothy A. McIntyre, born Aug. 6, 1930, passed away March 18, 2019, at the age of 88. Her sunny outlook and courageous optimism brought a smile to everyone who knew her. She loved sharing coffee and conversation, the beach, her family and countless friends. Her inspiring and youthful spirit will live on in the happy faces of daisies, the magical flight of hummingbirds, the soft call of seagulls playing in the surf, and the comforting promise of sunrise and sunset every day. Dorothy and her zest for life will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mabel Corey, a brother Chester, and…

  • Cedar Springs


    April 11, 1979 – January 24, 2019 Russell John Schoonmaker (Russ), 39 years young, is from Grand Rapids, MI. He passed away unexpectedly in Kingman, AZ at Kingman regional medical center. Rusty was very artistic, he loved to draw. He enjoyed reading, writing, and painting war-hammer figurines. Survived by his two children, Russell J. Schoonmaker […]

  • Cedar Springs


    Nancy Jean (Cooper) Samsel passed away from COPD on Friday, March 15, 2019 at age 63. She fought hard for more than a year, until it was too much for her to go on. Nancy loved to make people happy by cooking and baking for them. She organized many benefits for people in need and […]