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    Korson, Martin

    died Feb. 20, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Wenceslaus Church, 8500 E. Kolarik Road, Suttons Bay, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Family will be there at 9:30 a.m., with a rosary prayed at 9:45 a.m. May he enjoy eternal life with the Lord. All are invited to celebrate his life.

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    Eitzen, Virginia

    93, of Cedar, died July 3, 2019. Visitation will be held July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary recitation, at Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay. The Mass will be celebrated July 20 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at St. Mary Church, Lake Leelanau. Burial will follow. Arrangements are with Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.

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    HANELL, Dorothy Nov 24, 1928 – Jul 10, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Dorothy Jean Hanell, 90, of Traverse City, passed away July 10, 2019 at the Medilodge in Traverse City. Dorothy was born on Nov. 24, 1928 in Florida to the late Frederick Arthur and Nellie Mae (Smith) Summers. On Dec. 3, 1949 Dorothy married the love of her life, Otto Hanell, in Traverse City. They shared 65 wonderful years together before he passed in 2015. Dorothy worked for the Salvation Army for nearly 40 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. She also liked to macramé, make candles and sing. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Otto; parents; and brothers, Don, Ken…

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    CHARTIER, Donald Aug 24, 1927 – Jun 26, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Donald B. Chartier, of Traverse City, passed away June 27, 2019 at home at the age of 91 after a short illness. He was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, Aug. 24, 1927 and was raised in Detroit. At the age of 17, Don suspended his schooling and joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. At the end of the war he joined the U.S. Airforce Reserves and finished his education. He then graduated from the University of Detroit, Mercy. At age 23 he married Maxine N. Cornell from Boyne City. Together they shared over 68 years of marriage. He had a career with Standard Oil Company in Detroit. In…

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    McClintock, Geneva

    95, passed away July, 8 2019. Her fun-loving spirit/spunkiness will be missed. She enjoyed singing in choir at Congregational Church of Suttons Bay. She is survived by her sister, Carol; daughter, Jan (Leonard); grandchildren, Brenda (Jim), Jeffrey (Sonja), Gregory (Lori) and Keith; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by husband, William J.; sons, William and Steven. and daughter-in-law, Thelma.

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    NESTERUK, Peter Apr 16, 1931 – Jul 9, 2019

    FORT WALTON BEACH [mdash] Peter Nesteruk, age 88, recently of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Meridian Westwood in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with family at his side. He was born April 16, 1931 in Detroit to William and Eva (Pangonis) Nesteruk. Peter served as an Airman First Class in the Air Force from May 14, 1951 to May 13, 1955. He married his wife of 52 years, Mildred (Welby), on Jan. 8, 1965 in Farmington. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2017. As a draftsman, he worked and retired from Burroughs Corporation. A move to Clam Lake in 1990 became his joy…

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    DEERING, Daniel Aug 28, 1934 – Mar 15, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Daniel L. Deering, 84, of Traverse City, passed away on March 15, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born on Aug. 28, 1934 in Traverse City, Dan was the son of Thomas and Eva (Satter) Deering. He grew up in Traverse City, attending Immaculate Conception Grade School, Traverse City High School and Northwestern Michigan College. Dan held a deep respect for our country and served in the U.S. Army in the mid-’50s. He was stationed in Germany. Upon return, having worked throughout his youth side-by-side with his father at the original Tom’s Food Market on 11th Street, Dan was fully committed to the ongoing success of the business. The…

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    Rogers, Leon

    went to be with the Lord on the evening of July 9, 2019, at the age of 75 in Lakeland, Florida. He will be greatly missed for his unique sense of humor and immense care for others.

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    Travis, Rebecca

    49, of Elk Rapids, passed away on July 11, 2019. An obituary will follow in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

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    STOWE, Arline Jul 17, 1932 – Jun 15, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Our mom, Arline (Hodgkin) Stowe, passed away at the age of 86 on June 15, 2019. Mom was born in Auburn, Maine, on July 17, 1932. Her parents were Vinton and Ida (White) Hodgkin. She had a dear brother, Edward. Mom met our dad, LeRoy Stowe, when he was in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Maine. She told us that she fell in love with his bright blue eyes under his white Navy hat. They were married on Aug. 29, 1954 and lived in Maine for a few years before moving to Michigan, where dad finished his bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University. In the mid-1960s,…

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    BROOKS, Kathleen May 7, 1943 – Sep 29, 2018

    REDMOND, Ore. [mdash] Kathleen Marie Brooks (née Kuuttila) passed away on Sept. 29, 2018 in Redmond, Oregon, where she had moved in her final years to be near her grandchildren. Her faith and her family were the defining forces in her life. She was born in Highland Park in 1943 to Evert and Esther Kuuttila. As a young child she moved to Kaleva, where she grew up on a small farm and graduated from high school in 1961. She also received an AA degree at Northwestern Michigan College. Though she moved to the West Coast in her middle years and lived there the rest of her life, she always considered…

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    Smith, Marilyn

    86, of Torch Lake, died July 6, 2019. Marilyn was a strong-willed, spunky woman who acted younger than her age. She loved gardening and cooking for her family. Marilyn is survived by her children, Doug and Wendy Smith and Shelle McElwee. She wanted no services; however, contributions in her honor may be made to Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. Arrangements are entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.

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    DECATOR, William Mar 11, 1929 – Jul 11, 2019

    PITTSBORO [mdash] William Larry Decator, 90, of Midland, died July 11, 2019 in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where he was with his family. Larry was born March 11, 1929 in Big Rapids to the late William and Cecil (Plumpton) Decator. Larry served our country honorably as a member of the United States Marine Corps on the USS Palau in the North Sea to prevent invasion by Stalin. On June 11, 1949 Larry married the love of his life, Shirley Cole. Larry was the superintendent of the West Side Powerhouse for the Midland Division at Dow Chemical for 32 years. In their spare time, Larry and Shirley enjoyed square dancing with their…

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    Chiappini, Elizabeth

    died July 5, 2019 in Traverse City at the age of 72. There will be a celebration of her life held on July 20, 2019 at 2304 Betsie River Road, Interlochen, starting at 2 p.m. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.

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    STEPHENSON, Lawrence 'Larry' Jun 7, 1936 – Jul 3, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Lawrence “Larry” Raymond Stephenson, 83, passed away peacefully with his wife, Sharon, by his side on July 3, 2019. He was born on June 7, 1936 in Traverse City, to Raymond and Minnie Stephenson. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Underwood, in 1955. Together, they raised four children; Don (Sheryl), Teresa (Dale) Campbell, Larry Jr. and Annette (Brad) Kiel; along with six grandkids and four great-grandkids. Larry farmed in the early years, delivered milk and drove a concrete truck until he and Bev started Larry’s Pool and Patio in 1969. They retired to Drummond Island in 2000, where he kept busy with the Lions Club, Moose…

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    SCHULTZ, Robert Jul 10, 2019

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Robert Lewis Schultz, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, went to his heavenly home on July 10, 2019. Robert was born in Detroit to William and Eva (Nehring) Schultz who were immigrants from a German-Moravian village near Warsaw. He was baptized and confirmed in the faith at Grace Lutheran Church, Highland Park. Robert graduated from Detroit Lutheran High School in 1953 and from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, in 1950. He earned a Master of Arts degree in education from Eastern Michigan University in 1975. On Aug. 2, 1958, Robert married Gail Reinschmidt, his college sweetheart, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yale, South Dakota. He began his teaching ministry…

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    Kies, Richard

    72, peacefully passed away on July 5, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City. In honor of his wishes, there will be no funeral. Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to The American Cancer Society.

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    PHILLIPS, Donald Apr 1, 1939 – Jun 3, 2019

    DALLAS [mdash] Donald James Phillips, Dallas venture capitalist, born April 1, 1939 in Kalamazoo, passed away June 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 80. He was the husband of Judith Lynn (Jakious) Sullivan for 31 years and son of Russ and Lois (Perry) Phillips. Don grew up in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1962 with a BBA. He continued his education at Harvard Business School, where he graduated with an MBA in 1964. Upon graduating from Harvard he joined Cole National in Cleveland, Ohio. He continued his career with an optical start up in San Francisco, California, and Kaufman and Broad in Los Angeles,…