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    Kozelko, Margaret

    100, of Traverse City, passed away Jan. 21, 2020. A full obituary will be in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. Margaret and her family are being cared for by the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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    OLSEN, Jennifer May 13, 1986 – Dec 8, 2019

    PITTSBURGH [mdash] Jennifer Eileen Olsen, 33, passed away Dec. 8, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jehni was born in Traverse City on May 13, 1986. She was a graduate of Traverse City West Senior High School and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Jehni had a real passion for her chosen profession and had worked for a number of years in several Traverse City restaurants. She excelled as a pastry chef and was well known for her incredible desserts. Always eager to expand her culinary talents, Jehni spent several years in Seattle, Washington, to learn different methods of cuisine. She then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to continue in that quest. Jehni loved…

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    WAULKAZOO, James Jan 14, 2020

    INTERLOCHEN [mdash] James Wesley Waulkazoo, of Interlochen, died Jan. 14, 2020. He was born to Sylvia Jean Waukazoo at James Decker Hospital in Traverse City. In 1953 he was moved to the Elliot’s home in Buckley with his two sisters. He attended the Buckley schools, played on the high school basketball team and graduated with the class of 1963. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a baker at the Interlochen Music Camp. He met his wife, Lois Milton, and they married in July 1967. They celebrated 52 years together sharing their love and commitment to Christ every day. Together they raised two sons, Jamie and Steve.…

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    WYLIE, David Dec 14, 1939 – Jan 19, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] David C. Wylie passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Traverse City. He was born in Muskegon to the late Clarence and Josephine (Janus) Wylie on Dec. 14, 1939. On Sept. 19, 1964 David married Charlene Hardley. David served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966. David participated in music all of his life (church choir and barbershop). He enjoyed sports, fishing, camping, gardening and time outdoors. He loved his God, wife, children and grandchildren dearly. David is survived by his wife, Charlene; his daughter, Michele (Tim) Swingle and their children, Benjamin and Aaron; his son, Nathan; his daughter, Heather (Mike) Sullivan their children, Alayna,…

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    HORNBURG, Capt. Kirk Nov 30, 1963 – Jan 11, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Our beloved, Capt. Kirk Hornburg, United States Navy, age 56, was taken from us too early on Jan. 11, 2020 in Saudi Arabia. After three years of working abroad, while making preparations to return home permanently to his wife and family in Traverse City, he suffered a sudden and massive heart attack. Kirk was born Nov. 30, 1963 in Hilton, New York. After graduating from Hilton High School in 1981 he was accepted into the Naval ROTC program at the University of Michigan. He graduated in 1986 with degrees in German, history and economics, along with a newfound passion for U of M football. More significantly, as…

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    WILSON SR., Phillip Jan 16, 1960 – Jan 11, 2020

    MANCELONA [mdash] Phillip J. Wilson Sr., 59, of Mancelona, passed away unexpectedly in Texas on Jan. 11 , 2020. Phil was born on Jan. 16, 1960 in Bellaire the son of Walter and Clara (Dalton) Wilson. Phil was a Mancelona resident his whole life. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1983. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, snow skiing and especially enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motor cycle. On Dec. 4, 2009, in the Philippines, he married Jennifer Gado, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Phillip Wilson Jr., of Hudsonville, and Walter (Aryn) Wilson, of Battle Creek; the mother of his children, Angela Griffore,…

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    MOORE JR., Walter Jun 3, 1941 – Jan 19, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Walter Erwin Moore Jr., born in Binghamton, New York, on June 3, 1941, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Jan. 19, 2020 at his home in Traverse City after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Walt was raised in Jackson, where he met the love of his life, Joyce Mading, in high school before winning her over soon after. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, they moved to Essexville, building a new home with the help of his brother, Dr. Allen Moore, and started a family and his career with Laine Appold & Company CPAs in 1966. Walt would work his entire distinguished professional career at…

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    Butler, Robert

    80, of Traverse City, passed away Jan. 19, 2020 while surrounded by his family. Cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be held in the spring. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s edition of the Record-Eagle. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Research Hospital are appreciated. Arrangements are by Covell Funeral Home.

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    Harmson, Randy

    of Northport, died Jan. 12, 2020 in Traverse City. A celebration of Randy’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Willowbrook Mill in Northport. Please share condolences with Randy’s family at www.martinson.info. Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.

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    Kuhnke, Christine

    passed peacefully but unexpectedly in her sleep Monday morning, Jan. 20, at her cottage in Curtis, which she enjoyed with her husband, Larry. Her full obituary and details of the service will be forthcoming. Arrangements are being made with Reynolds-Jonkhoff in Traverse City.

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    COULTER, Carol Aug 1, 1937 – Jan 19, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Carol Ann Coulter, 82, of Traverse City, passed away Jan. 19, 2020. She was born Aug. 1, 1937 in Detroit, daughter to Delbert and Evelyn Morley. On Nov. 24, 1962 Carol married her loving husband, James Coulter, at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church in St. Clair Shores. Jim and Carol mostly lived in Macomb County and owned a home in Traverse City. The couple then moved up north full time several years ago. Throughout her life Carol enjoyed all types of sewing, even as advanced as making herself a jacket. Carol and Jim enjoyed crafting beaded jewelry. She was the designer and Jim the creator; together they traversed the…

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    Vyverberg, Barbara

    76, of South Boardman, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center – Eden Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with final visitation beginning at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Kalkaska Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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    BEGLEY, Ann Jul 5, 1926 – Jan 18, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Ann K. Begley, 93, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Munson Medical Center. Ann was born on July 5, 1926 in Muskegon Heights to the late John and Anna Gary. She graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1943. She married Phillip Bruce Begley, and they were married over 61 years prior to his death in 2010. Ann was a devoted wife and homemaker while her six children were growing up. After the children were grown she enjoyed her well-deserved retirement time in Tucson, Arizona. She took hula lessons, hiked and enjoyed golfing and spending time with her friends. Recently she kept busy…

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    Braden, Erma

    83, of Interlochen, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. She was the wife of Fred Braden and mother of Joan Braden, Dewayne Braden and Brian Braden. Private burial will take place. A memorial service will be announced in the spring. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.

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    WINOWIECKI, Joanne Apr 2, 1969 – Jan 17, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] – Joanne Lee (Anderson) Winowiecki, 50, of Traverse City, passed away at Munson Medical Center on Jan. 17, 2020. She was born April 2, 1969 in Traverse City to parents, Thomas J. and Victoria (Mashka) Anderson. Joanne attended and graduated from Traverse City High School. She also completed training as a cosmetologist. She worked hard for TCAPS as a school bus driver for 20 years, oftentimes dressing up in costumes for her little passengers. She married the love of her life, Scott Winowiecki, in 1992. In total, they spent 36 years together. Joanne left her mark on this world in so many ways during her young life.…

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    Kowalske, Delphine

    91, of Traverse City, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at the Traverse Manor Assisted Living Facility. Per Delphine’s request, cremation has taken place and a service will be held at later date at the Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. Please share a memory with Delphine’s family by visiting her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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    Hornburg, Kirk

    56, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2020. A complete obituary with service information will appear in the Record-Eagle at a later date. The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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    GUYOT, Robert Feb 1, 1925 – Jan 13, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Robert B. Guyot passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 in his home at Cordia in Traverse City; he was two weeks short of being 95 years old. He was born to the late Muriel Guyot Long and Robert M. Guyot, in Louisville, Kentucky, on Feb. 1, 1925. He spent his winters in Louisville and summers in northern Michigan until age 14, when his family moved here permanently. He was a talented musician who played in the U.S. Army Air Corps band in Atlantic City, but being a young man looking for adventure, he requested to go overseas and served in World War II’s CBI Theater in India.…

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    CHARLTON SR., Robert May 4, 1926 – Jan 15, 2020

    CENTRAL LAKE [mdash] Robert C. Charlton Sr., 93, of Central Lake, died peacefully Jan. 15, 2020 at home. He was born May 4, 1926 in Detroit, the son of William T. and Helen (Chidsey) Charlton. Bob was raised in Detroit and after high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army Air Force. He graduated from Michigan State University and went into the family business, Banner Linen Service Company of Detroit. Upon selling the business and retiring, Bob and his family moved permanently to their Torch Lake residence. Bob was very active in life. He enjoyed playing tennis, racquetball, being outside tending his yard, watching wildlife and listening to the birds.…

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    VANARSDALE, Opal Nov 30, 1930 – Jan 13, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. [mdash] Opal Rae VanArsdale, age 89, gently passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at the Waters of Robertson care facility in Springfield, Tennessee. Mrs. VanArsdale was born Nov. 30, 1930 in Traverse City. She was the fifth of seven children of Clarence Edward Bracebridge and Lulu Rose (Cook) Bracebridge. She was the devoted wife of James Lowry VanArsdale and together they made their home in Flint where they raised five brilliant children. Mrs. VanArsdale was a graduate of Cedar Lake Academy and worked as a medical office manager for many years prior to retirement. She honored her God through worship in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She especially…

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    COOLEY, Jon Feb 4, 1949 – Jan 13, 2020

    WILLIAMSBURG [mdash] Jon Edward Cooley, 70, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Munson Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Jon was born on Feb. 4, 1949 to Lois (May) and Bye Cooley of Traverse City. He grew up in this area that he loved so much and was a graduate of Traverse City High School in 1967. He married the love of his life and soul mate, Mary (Staffan) Cooley on Dec. 19, 1986 and together they raised six children. He was the proud owner of Blue Sky Enterprises and was a knowledgeable fisherman who enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife, kids and grandchildren.…

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    PARUCH, Wanda Jul 30, 1932 – Jan 12, 2020

    CEDAR [mdash] Wanda “Rusty” Julia Paruch, 87, of Cedar, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Rusty was born July 30, 1932 in Hamtramck, the daughter of Jacob and Julia (Burdelski) Wolak. In 1967 at St. Matthew’s Parish in Sterling Heights she married John Paruch, who preceded her in death on April 22, 2006. Rusty had a strong faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She had a strong passion for her family, baking, garage sales and a desire to beat her sons in a game of Rummy. She is resting lovingly in God’s kingdom. Rusty is survived by her sons, Curt,…

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    CHASE, Charles Feb 22, 1954 – Dec 28, 2019

    Feb 22, 1954 – Dec 28, 2019 On Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, Charles “Chuck” Howard Chase passed away in Grand Rapids. He was born on Feb. 22, 1954 in Jackson, to William and Rose Chase. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1972, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Michigan State University and administrative license from the University of Dayton in Ohio. Chuck was an educator for 33 years. He taught for seven years in the Battle Creek area as well as in Lima, Ohio. He served as a K-8 principal in the Glen Lake Community Schools for three years where he supervised the development…

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    ADLE, John Sep 25, 1941 – Jan 16, 2020

    TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] John Wesley Adle, 78, of Traverse City, formerly of Frankenmuth, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. John was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Flint, the son of Charles and Alice (Carroll) Adle. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1959 and married Sally (Evans) on June 8, 1963. Together they moved to Frankenmuth and raised three children. John was a master electrician; he worked in the Flint area for 17 years and then ran Adle Electric in Frankenmuth for 20 years before moving to Traverse City and continuing the business there with his son until his retirement. Some of John’s…