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    Geraldine Drewa

    Geraldine “Gerri” Drewa,  89, of Charlevoix, passed away on November 18, 2019 at Boulder Park Terrace.    Gerri was born on September 15, 1930, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Sebastian and Agnes (Dressler) Serna.    Gerri was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlevoix and was employed by the Charlevoix County Clerks office for several years.   She enjoyed reading and going for car rides.    She is survived by two…

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    Richard Steadley

    Richard D Steadley, 90, of Bellaire, died peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, November 15, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.    He was born October 9, 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden the son of John and Ann Marie (Dalton) Steadley.     On May 27, 1950, he married Patricia Bloss who preceded him in death.  Richard was a production engineer and worked at GM in Tecumseh, Michigan.   Upon retirement, he and Patricia moved to Lake Bellaire and…

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    Mary Rudy

    Mary Louise Rudy, 58 of Alanson, passed away November 14, 2019 at her home.  Mary was born May 9, 1961 in Tecumseh, Michigan to Gerald Herlocher and Virginia (Wardle) Herlocher.  Surviving Mary are her husband Duane L. Rudy Jr. and her son.  No services are planned.  Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Albert Houghton

    Albert W. Houghton, 72, of Charlevoix, passed away November 13, 2019 at his home. Albert was born June 8, 1947 in Charlevoix, Michigan, to Albert Stanley Houghton and Jenny (Nowland) Houghton.  Albert was known as a selfless man to all, with family gatherings being the most important to him.  A lifelong resident of Charlevoix, he enjoyed hunting, farming, and going on car rides, and was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine…

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    Virginia Bascom

    Virginia Ester Bascom, 89 of Charlevoix, passed away November 7, 2019 at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.  She was born June 6, 1930 in Eckford Township, Michigan to S.A. Bascom and Margaret Anne Hitz.  A full obituary will be posted soon with service information.  Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Richard Sambrook

    Richard Edwin Sambrook, 90, of Charlevoix, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  He was born on June 18, 1929, the son of Frank and Helen (Mattison) Sambrook, in Detroit, MI. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Margaret McCrary

    Margaret MaryAnn McCrary, 75, of Charlevoix, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at her home.  She was born on February 1, 1944 in Sugar Island, MI, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Andrews. Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandson.  She was a very nice, caring person and would do anything for her family. She also enjoyed doing puzzles of all kinds, cooking, and reading. Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 52 years,…

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    Hershall Magee

    Hershall Franklin Magee, 87, of Alden, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home.  He was born on September 5, 1932 in Boyne Falls, the son of Lewis and Stella (Coon) Magee. After graduating high school, Hershall went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War.  In 1968, he married Judy Fultz.   Hershall enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.  Hershall is survived by his…

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    Rodger Hibbard

    Rodger Hibbard  62, of Central Lake, passed away unexpectedly,  on October 27, 2019. Rodger was born on July 27, 1957, in Northville, Michigan, the son of Joe and Lucy (Hatfield) Hibbard. Rodger loved spending time with his family and was always supportive to his children and grandchildren throughout their sporting events and anything they were involved in. He worked in the oil fields for 40 plus years where he held several jobs and most recently a tool pusher.   He…

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    Patricia Zitka

    Patricia Ann Zitka, 87, of East Jordan, passed away October 26, 2019 at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan, MI. Patricia was born on July 22, 1932 in Charlevoix, MI to Harry and Nellie (BayLiss) Parks.  She was the youngest of seven siblings.  Her family owned and operated First Brickyard in East Jordan, MI.  She was part owner of Zitka’s Appliance Center.  Patricia enjoyed painting landscapes, sewing, crocheting and gardening. She is survived by her…

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    Jerry Dawson

    Jerry LaVerne Dawson, 87, of Eastport, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  He was born on September 29, 1932 in Central Lake, the son of Edward and Grace (Ward) Dawson.  A full obituary will be posted in the near future. Arrangements are in the care of the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Krista Johnson Mose

    Krista M Mose, 43, loving daughter of Tom and Jenni Johnson, mother of Malia, sister of Luke (Sara) and Tori (Aaron) Zbytowski, granddaughter of  Darlene Mongeau, girlfriend of Karl Kotimaki, niece, cousin, and friend to many, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Otsego Memorial Hospital. A full obituary will appear soon and service details will be included.   

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    Eva Jerome

    Eva B. (O’Day) Jerome, 92, of Alba, passed away on October 19, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.  She was born on January 4, 1927, in Lansing, the daughter of Myron and Eva (Grosnickle) Vaughan.    Eva was always the “life of the party” and loved to spend time with her family.   She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her church family at the Breath of Life Ministries in Alba.  She also enjoyed crossword…

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    Mark Pirch

    Mark Robert Pirch, 66, of Lakes of the North, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.  He was born on February 22, 1953 in Pontiac, MI, the son of Stanley and Celia (Harkness) Pirch. After graduating high school, Mark served in the United States Army during Vietnam for three years.  Shortly after returning home, he met Tina Case through mutual friends, and they wed on September 3, 1977 in Pontiac, MI.  Mark worked as a sales engineer in the…

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    Robert “Bob” Feldhouse

    Robert “Bob” William Feldhouse, 73, of Charlevoix, passed away October 14, 2019 at his home in Charlevoix.  He was born September 21, 1946 in Detroit, MI to William Feldhouse and Beatrice Graneman.  A full obituary will be posted soon.  Memorial service details will be added.  Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    John “Jack” Erber

    John “Jack” A. Erber, 85, of Charlevoix, passed away October 12, 2019 at his home in Charlevoix.  Jack was born July 30, 1934 in Charlevoix, MI to Karl J. Erber and Margaret Fitch.  Jack enjoyed life all over.  Some places he settled were Charlevoix, MI; Trout Creek, MI; Bruce Crossing, MI; Beaver Island, MI; finally going full circle back to Charlevoix. Jack was an avid boater and water fan, spending as much time as he could on the water.  He was a handy…

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    Barbara Burns

    Barbara A. Burns,  96, of Central Lake, passed away on October 11, 2019 in Petoskey.  Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced in the near future by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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    Paula Hoffman

    Paula Fay Hoffman,  78, of Ellsworth, passed away on October 9, 2019 at Boulder Park in Charlevoix.    Paula was born on September 30, 1941, in Detroit, the daughter of Douglas and Mary McGregor.    Paula was a bar tender in the Detroit area for many years before retiring and moving up north.    She enjoyed traveling, playing cards as well as bingo and could often be found outdoors enjoying Northern Michigan.    She is survived by her twin…

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    Richard McQuiston

    Richard A. McQuiston, 78, of Charlevoix, passed away on October 8, 2019 in Charlevoix, MI.  He was born on December 1, 1940 in Wyandotte, MI to Andrew C. McQuiston and Josephine Marie (Reno) McQuiston.   A full obituary will appear soon.  No services are planned.  Arrangements have been handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Evelyn Graham

    Evelyn E. Graham, 79, of East Jordan, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 following a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family.    She was born and raised and lived her whole life in East Jordan.  On July 20, 1957, she married David Graham. Evelyn was a farm wife for many years and raised 5 children.   She was employed by Char Em for 16 years and she owned and operated Evelyn’s Tax Service for 26 years.    Her passions were raising her kids,…

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    Shirley Ormsby

    Shirley C. Ormsby,  90, of Charlevoix, passed away on September 30, 2019 at the Georgia House.    Shirley was born on September 11, 1929, in Pontiac, MI, the daughter of Carl and Agnes (Davis) Pahl.    Shirley was a Buckley and Traverse City resident for many years prior to moving to Charlevoix.   She’s a past member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Traverse City as well as a current member of Bethany Lutheran Church in…

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    Shelly Paramo

    Shelly Dale Paramo, 59, of Charlevoix, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  She was born on December 13, 1959 in Mt. Clemens, MI, the daughter of Dale and Donis (Staley) Anderson. After graduating high school, Shelly went on to attend college at Oakland University, where she played on the tennis team as well.  She also met her future husband there, Glenn Paramo.  They wed on June 4, 1994 in Charlevoix, MI.  They planted their roots together in Charlevoix,…

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    Curtis Ferber

    Curtis George Ferber, 64, of Charlevoix, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  He was born on January 12, 1955 in Aberdeen, Maryland, the son of George and Marilyn (Wright) Ferber. On October 2, 1976, Curtis married his high school sweetheart, Karen Arnold.  He valued his family above all else.  Whether it was helping his daughters with projects, or watching his granddaughters play soccer, they were the center of his life.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking,…

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    Elizabeth “Betty” Hall

    Elizabeth Hall was born on December 11, 1918 in Gratten, Michigan to Harry J. Moon and Ruby (Douglas) Moon and passed away on September 18, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility after a brief stay. She graduated from Fremont High School in Fremont, Michigan abd went on to attend Central Michigan Teachers College in Mt. Pleasant, graduating in 1939.  Her first teaching job was at Roscommon elementary school teaching 6th grade.  While at Central, she met her future husband John…