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    Roger Pirtle

    Roger Sloan Pirtle, 76, of Mancelona, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at his home on Rainbow Lake with his family at his side.  He was born on March 11, 1943 in Flint, MI, the son of Arthur and Myrtle (Robertson) Pirtle.  Roger was raised in Mt. Morris, MI, before leaving high school early to finish his education and serve in the United States Army as a paratrooper and sharpshooter.  He worked for GM for many years in Flint, MI.  On October 3, 1987, he married the…

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    Kenneth Heininger

    Kenneth A. Heininger, 100, of Charlevoix passed away on August 19, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.   Ken was born on June 4, 1919 in Saline, MI to Arthur and Esther (Rentschler) Heininger. No services are planned. A full obituary will appear soon. Arrangements have been handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Betty Martinchek

    Betty Lou Martinchek, 82 of Charlevoix, died August 16, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan.  She was born May 24, 1937 in Elmira, the daughter of John and Betty (Ballard) James.    Betty loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, and being in her garden.  Betty was an active member of the Ellsworth Wesleyan Church and played the piano there.  She also helped with the church pig roast since its beginning in 1977….

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    Louise Potter

     Louise Marie Potter, 86 of Charlevoix, passed away August 15, 2019 at home. She was born January 14, 1933 in Atwood the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Vandenberg) Heeres. On March 30, 1951 she married Archie J. Potter. They made their home in Marion Township where they engaged in farming. Louise was a loving mother, grandmother and proud farmer’s wife. She enjoyed baking cookies and attending her flower gardens. She also enjoyed sending cards to all her family and…

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    Christopher Georgi

    Christopher W. Georgi, 68, of Charlevoix passed away on August 11, 2019, at his home.   Chris was born on June 24, 1951 in Idaho, to Richard Georgi and Shirley Fischer.   No services have been planned.  A full obituary will appear soon.   Arrangements have been handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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    Maxine Coates

    Maxine Marie Coates, 86, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.  Her family would like to thank all of the staff for the excellent care they provided. Maxine was born on February 28, 1933 in Traverse City, MI, the daughter of Adam and Florence (Kroupa) Glazer. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Harvey Coates.  Maxine took on the responsibility of being a stay at home mother to raise their children. …

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    William Conway

    William L. Conway,  88, of Mancelona, passed away on August 7, 2019.    Bill was born on February 15, 1931, in Mancelona, the son of John and Margaret (Boroff) Conway.    Bill was born and raised in Mancelona , then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 1st Calvary.    He was employed by the Dura Corporation for 45 years as an electrician.  He liked to hunt, fish, travel, flower gardening and playing…

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    Sherry Knapp-Young

    Sherry Lee Knapp-Young, age 71, of Traverse City passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 surrounded by her family. Sherry was born on March 29, 1948 to Ray and Dorothy (Brown) Harrington in Sparta. Sherry loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Sherry found much enjoyment in playing cards with family and friends, reading, Las Vegas trips, camping, going to the casino, and playing her favorite game, video poker. Sherry is survived by her Husband, Richard Young Jr. of Traverse…

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    Leon Evans

    Leon R. Evans, 64, of East Jordan, passed away on August 3, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.    He was born on December 6, 1954 in Flint, MI, the son of Curtis and Mae (Moore) Evans.    Leon always put his family first and they were the most important thing in his life.  He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and was a car enthusiast.    He will always be remembered for his quick wit, unparalleled sense of humor, and his songs.  …

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    Frank Oleniacz

    Frank S. Oleniacz,  80, of Echo Township, passed away on August 2, 2019.  No public services are planned.  He will be buried alongside his son in Dunsmore Cemetery, Echo twp.  A full obituary will be posted soon.

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    Roger Fendt

    Roger G. Fendt,  81, of Kewadin, passed away on July 31, 2019 at his home.  Funeral services will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12 noon at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Charlevoix, with a luncheon immediately following at the church.   Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon also at Church.     A full obituary will be published in the near future on the website.  Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake…

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    Kenneth Russell

    Kenneth Miles “Bunk” Russell, 91, of Charlevoix, passed away on July 30, 2019 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, MI. Bunk was born to T. Miles and Ruth (Crain) Russell on May 3, 1928, in Charlevoix, MI.  He attended and graduated from Charlevoix Public Schools. Ken was drafted near the end of WWII, he served in Japan until the war ended.  Because he did not serve a whole year, he was drafted a second time when the Korean War started.  At that time, he was stationed…

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    LaVerne Sheneman

    LaVerne C. Sheneman, 95, of Bellaire passed away on July 28, 2019 on her farm in Bellaire.   She was born on January 26, 1924, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Clayton) Delle.    LaVerne was a resident of Bellaire since 1945.  She was an active member of St. Luke Catholic Church and was employed at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility for 42 years.  While at Meadow Brook she was a nurse for some time and eventually went on to become the…

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    Robert Honer

    Robert B. Honer, 93 of Bellaire, died July 25, 2019 at home.  He was born January 8, 1926 in Chicago, the son of William and Mathilda (Bertrams) Honer. Robert joined the United States Navy immediately after graduation from High School.  He served in the Navy and spent 1 year at the University of Virginia for training to become an Avionics Instructor. He finished his college degree at the University of Michigan with a business and engineering degree. He had been very active with…

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    Norine Robbins

    Norine Montgomery-Robbins,  93, of Mancelona, passed away on July 22, 2019.    Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes in the near future.

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    William Curtis

    William “Bill” Charles Curtis, 68, of Petoskey passed away on Thursday July 18, 2019.  He was born on January 11, 1951 in Bellaire, MI, the son of William and Roberta (Clark) Curtis. On March 20, 1971, Bill married the love of his life, Diana Malak.  They have spent the last 48 years together in Northern Michigan raising their family.  In recent years, they have had the privilege of spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Bill was a…

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    MarJean Iser

    MarJean Iser, 71, of Mancelona, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  She was born on July 22, 1947 in Charlevoix, MI, the daughter of Grover and Nida (Graves) Geneit. MarJean worked for many years at Honeywell Aerospace in Boyne City, MI.  She married the love of her life, Richard Iser, on June 22, 2012 in Bellaire, MI.  They have spent the past 7 years at their home in Lake of the Woods.  MarJean was an absolute sweetheart who was extremely…

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    James Robbins

    James J. Robbins, 72, of Mancelona, passed away on July 15, 2019 at Grandvue Medical Care Facility.    James was born on March 13, 1947, the son of Edgar and Marian (Hulbert) Robbins.    James was a lifelong resident of Mancelona and was employed by Dura Automotive for many years.    He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.    He is survived by 3 children, Mike Robbins of Mancelona, Monica Robbins of Mancelona, Travis…

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    Meri Lyn Bennett

    Meri Lyn (Edwards) Bennett, 70, of Charlevoix, passed away on July 10, 2019, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, MI. Meri Lyn was born on September 23, 1948 in Charlevoix, MI, to Richard and Eileen (Anderson) Edwards.  On May 24, 1998, she married Martin Bennett who survives.  She spent many years working at North Central Michigan College as a cashier, where many people knew and loved her.  Meri Lyn loved antiques, fishing, camping, riding in the “hot…

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    Ezekiel Maylone

    Ezekiel James Maylone, infant son of Justin and Elise Maylone, was born sleeping on June 19th, 2019 at Munson Medical Center.  Precious Ezekiel will be remembered by his parents Justin and Elise Maylone; his grandparents Tim and Carol Maylone, Paul Williams, Darci Bartlett; and a host of aunts, uncles, family, and friends. Our lives are forever changed, and we are forever grateful for the short time he was here with us.   

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    Dee Ann Rothenberger

    Dee Ann Rothenberger, 79, of Charlevoix, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2019.   Dee Ann was born on July 13, 1939, in Charlevoix, MI, to Dan Geneit and Beth Heise.  She was born and raised in Charlevoix.  On August 27, 1960, she married the love of her life, Carl Rothenberger, in Charlevoix, MI, and they were married for 58 incredible years. Dee Ann attended Central Michigan University for both her Bachelors degree and Master’s degree in education. …