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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…

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    John Rousseau Jr.

    John David Rousseau Jr., 84, of Mancelona has passed away.  He was born in Detroit on February 12, 1935, the son of John David Sr. and Eleanor (Koss) Rousseau.   A full obituary with service details will be posted in the near future. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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    Thomas Poley

    Thomas Michael Poley, 66, of Alba, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.  He was born on August 29, 1953 in Toledo, OH, the son of Howard and Viola (Curtiss) Poley. Thomas lived for the thrills in life.  He loved Harleys—from riding them to fixing them (or fixing anything at all)—he was a Harley man through and through.  In the summers, he spent his Saturdays racing his #12 car at Merritt Speedway.  When he…

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    Nancy Hanson

    Nancy Lou Hanson, 80, of Alden, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on December 8, 1938. A full obituary will appear in the near future. Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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    Helen Nothstine

    Helen Marcile Nothstine, 83, of Mancelona, passed away on Friday August 30, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, MI.  She was born on January 13, 1936 in Vanwert, OH, the daughter of Clark and Ruth (Davis) Reichard. Helen loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was an incredible artist who was able to create anything she could put her mind to.  She liked to sing, decorate cakes, and enjoyed her years…

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    Christine Brodhead-Smith

    Christine Macomb Brodhead-Smith, 70, of Harbor Springs, Michigan (formerly of Algonac, Michigan), passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 surrounded by her family. Chris was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 23, 1948, a daughter of Nancy G. Allen and Richard T. Brodhead Jr. Chris is survived by her children, Dana VanAssche and Peter (Katie) Smith; three siblings, Richard “Thornie” Brodhead (Christine), Brian Brodhead (Patty), and Carey Hall; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, a…

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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…