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    Max Gilbert Boettger Sr., 81

    Max Gilbert Boettger Sr., 81, of Alanson died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. Max was born in Ayre, Mich., the son of William and Mildred (Cease) Boettger. Max was one of 14 children in…

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    Rev. William “Bill” Gary Mindel, 69

    The Rev. William “Bill” Gary Mindel, 69, of Petoskey died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Butterworth Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Bill was born March 18, 1947, in Petoskey, the son of William and Viola Mindel. He grew up…

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    Nancy Kay Allison, 68

    Nancy Kay Allison, 68, lifelong resident of Charlevoix, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at her home. Nancy was born on April 13, 1948, daughter of the late Albert and Neva (Webster) Smith. Nancy worked at North Central Michigan College…

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    Helen Lick-Lyons, 93

    Helen Lick-Lyons passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Petoskey. Helen was born March 10, 1923, to Amelia and Gustav Lick. She lived in the Boyne Falls and Boyne City area all of her life. Helen graduated from Boyne Falls…

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    Ellen Kelly, 74

    Ellen Kelly (nee Binnie), 74, of Petoskey, devoted wife of Tom, beloved sister of Bill (Georganne) Binnie, loving mother of Katie, Tom and Jennifer (Mike) Ludovice, doting grandmother of Abigail and Zachary Birchfield and Allison and Lauren Ludovice

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    Peter Andrew Skinger, 69

    Peter Andrew Skinger, 69, of Petoskey died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Nov. 16, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., the youngest of five children born to Donald and Jean (MacDonald)…

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    Ruth Crist Dyer, 99

    Ruth Crist Dyer, 99, of Chicago, and longtime resident of Petoskey/Bay View and Wequetonsing, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Petoskey, surrounded by all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Ruth was bor

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    Don Dixon

    Don Dixon passed Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. His family plans a memorial service this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Boyne City United Methodist Church. Obituary to follow.

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    Jane Meade, 72

    Jane H. Meade, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at her home near East Jordan. She was born a twin on June 25, 1944, in Charlevoix, the daughter of Hugh and Gertrude (Duckworth) Graham. Jane graduated from East Jordan High…

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    Letha Heitzner, 84

    Letha J. Heitzner, 84, of Petoskey died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Mallard Cove in Petoskey. Lee’s family plan to remember and celebrate her life during a memorial service at Stone Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m.;…

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    Arvita C. Walczak, 82

    Arvita C. Walczak, 82, of East Jordan, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. No services are planned. Please visit Arvita’s guestbook at www.winchesterfuneralhome.com.

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    Nancy Jean Held, 84

    Nancy Jean Held, 84, passed away at Providence Hospital, Novi, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.Nancy was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Winnipeg, Canada. She spent her childhood years between Des Moines, Iowa, and Bismarck, North Dakota.In 1950, Nancy graduate

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    Don D. Dixon, 79

    Don D. Dixon passed from this life gently and peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix.Don’s life will be remembered and celebrated during a memorial service that will be Saturday,…

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    Vernon Cadwell, 33

    Vernon Simon Cadwell, 33, of Jack, Ala., departed this life Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham, Ala.Funeral services will be held from Wise Mill Assembly of God Church today, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m.…

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    Claude Fettig, 89

    Claude Frank Fettig, 89, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital.Claude was born on March 30, 1927, in Petoskey, the son of Frank and Francis (Sobleski) Fettig; he was one of 12 children in the family. Claude…

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    Gail Selvala, 78

    Gail Maxine Selvala, 78, longtime former resident of Clarkston, passed away peacefully at the Avow Hospice Georgeson House in Naples, Fla., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer.Gail was born in Three Rivers, Mich., to

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    Erna E. Walter Edwards, 98

    Erna Emma Mathilda Spengler Walter Edwards died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Erna touched the lives of many people during her nearly 98 years and she will be missed and remembered by all who loved her. She was born, March 18,…

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    Dorothea E. (Clark) Arnott, 74

    Dorothea E. (Clark) Arnott, nee Eggers, 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.She was born April 10, 1942, in Petoskey. She worked for Boyne USA for 20 years before retiring. Following retirement,…

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    Marjorie Hoekwater, 90

    Marjorie Mae Hoekwater, 90, of Boyne City passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Marjorie was born on May 8, 1926, in Flint, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Church) Harris. In her early years, she…

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    Joanne Lois Babcock, 83

    Joanne Lois Babcock, 83, of Marquette, and former Burt Lake resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Services will be held at a later date and will be announced. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home, Marquette, is serving the family. Condolences may be…

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    Floyd ‘Oachie’ Hausler, 86

    Floyd“Oachie”Hausler, 86, of Boyne Falls passed away at home on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.Born in Petoskey on Feb. 8, 1930, he was the son of Floyd P. Sr. and Myrtle M. (Towns) Hausler. Other than a brief time living in…

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    Raymond Edward Behling, 68

    Raymond Edward Behling, 68, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at his home in South Bend following an extended illness.He leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Vicki Behling (Green); children, Michael, Christian, Matthew, Sarah and David; siblings, Carl Howar

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    Edward Drogowski

    Edward Drogowski passed Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017; his life will be celebrated with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Holy Childhood Catholic Church.

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    Marian V. Hoag, 97

    Marian V. Hoag, 97, Charlevoix, died Jan. 30. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Winchester Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Bethany Lutheran Church, Charlevoix. www.winchesterfuneralhome.com

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    Steve Andrews, 67

    Steve Andrews of Levering, Mich., and Port Mansfield, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.Steve grew up in Gaylord, Mich., the son of Tracy and Barbara Andrews. After graduation, Steve entered the U.S. Navy in 1967 as a Hospital Corpsman and…

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    Pavla Pennell Kalisova, 34

    Pavla Pennell Kalisova, 34, of Petoskey died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. Pavla was born in Prague, Czech Republic, Jan. 23, 1983, the daughter of Jaroslav Kalis and Lenka Kalisova. Pavla attended University in Prague, where she graduated with a master’s

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    Betty McAlvey

    Betty McAlvey, a longtime resident of Burt Lake, Mich., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Services will be held this week. Details can be found at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.

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    Eugene Nelson Waffle Sr., 78

    Eugene Nelson Waffle Sr., 78, of Charlevoix died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Petoskey. He was born in Charlevoix on June 2, 1938, to Garrett and Bonnie (Richards) Waffle. On Oct. 17, 1982, he married Mary J. Miller in Ellsworth.…

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    Americo Terlizzi, 86

    Americo Terlizzi, 86, of Harbor Springs passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan. The family will remember him privately. www.gaylordfuneralhome.com; (989) 732-2230

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    Patti O’Day Blow

    Patti O’Day Blow passed away in Naples, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. She was born in Hudson, N.Y., in 1938, graduated High School in Dewitt, N.Y., and attended the University of Rochester where she met her husband Warner. Patti and…

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    Marjorie Stanhope, 88

    Marjorie Jean Stanhope, 88, of Boyne City passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital.Marjorie was the daughter of Herbert James and Martha (Davis) Schneider on Jan. 28, 1928, in East Jordan. She grew up and graduated…

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    Donald Walker, 87

    Don Walker, longtime Petoskey resident, passed away at home surrounded by his family in the morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.Don was born in Midland on Dec. 2, 1929, his parents were Vernell and Elizabeth (Carl) Walker. He attended…

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    Catherine Hulbert Reindel, 70

    Catherine Jean Hulbert Reindel, 70, of Harbor Springs died after a short illness on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.She was born in Quincy, Ill., on June 6, 1946, the daughter of Catherine (Sprick) and…

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    Raymond Moore, 70

    Raymond Orlo Moore, 70, of Bitely, Mich., passed away at his home Thursday, Jan. 17, 2017, after a long battle with heart disease.Ray was born in Cheboygan, Mich., on Sept. 18, 1946, to Robert and Irma (Babcock) Moore. He proudly…