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Gretchen Marie Crum
(FeB. 16, 1960 - SePt. 30, 2013)
GretchenM. Crum,age 53 of Boyne Citypassedaway atMunsonMedicalCenter inTraverseCity.Gretchen was born on Feb-ruary 16, 1960 in Detroit thedaughter of Richard and Vera(Stasiak) Guitar. She grew upin the Boyne City area and onJune 27, 1981 she marriedMark Crum at the Boyne CityUnited Methodist Church.Gretchen has worked manyyears for Boyne Resorts andwas currently working as VicePresident of Human Re-sources. Over the years shehas been very active in thecommunity and service or-ganizations. Gretchen wasalso a member of St.Matthews Church. She en- joyed boating, fishing, travel-ing and her family willremember her as loyal MSUfan.Gretchen is survived by herhusband Mark; children TroyDavid Crum, Jodi (Kevin)Beebe, Alexandra (Freddie)Thompson and VictoriaMichelle (fiancé Jason Tous-ley) Crum; grandchildrenMark, Laura, Kalie, Warren,Taylor, Alexis, Alivea, Anasta-sia, Freddie, Hattie, Eleighand Isabella; brothersMatthew and Mark Guitar;sister Michelle; mother VeraGuitar; several aunts, uncles,nieces, nephews; dear familyfriend Steph and her boyJack. She is preceded in deathby her father Richard Guitar.Visitation will be held 4:00to 7:00 PM Thursday, October3, 2013 at Stackus FuneralHome in Boyne City.A funeral mass will be cele-brated 2:00 PM Friday, Octo-ber 4, 2013 at St. MatthewsCatholic Church in BoyneCity with Fr. Frank Partridgeserving as celebrant.In lieu of flowers memorialdonations may be directed toMunson Heath Care RegionalCenter / Webber Heart Center,210 Beaumont Place, TraverseCity, MI 49684.
Luella J. Mapes, 71
(FeB. 22, 1942 - SePt. 23, 2013)
Luella J. Mapes of Charlevoix, passed away Mon-day, September 23, 2013, at herhome. She was born February22, 1942, in Charlevoix, thedaughter of Louie and Eda(Hill) DeJonge. Luella grew upin Eastport, and graduatedfrom Central Lake HighSchool in 1959. Luella workedfor Lexalite in Charlevoix fortwenty years.On October 15, 1966, shemarried Ralph Mapes inBoyne City, and he precededher in death on January 30,2007.Luella is survived by herchildren, Rick (Cheryl) Mapesof Cadillac; stepchildren,Mike (Mary) Mapes of BoyneCity, Joyce (Andy) Rowbothamof Charlevoix, Karen McCaryof Boyne Falls; grandchil-dren, Mark (Becky) Row-botham, Julie (Chris)Szafranski, Brian Mapes,Jason McCary, Shawn Kilmer,Logan Patrick; great-grand-children, Debbie, Katie andAngie Rowbotham, Matthewand Zack Szafranski, KeelyMcCary; sisters, Mary Shubbyof Kalkaska, Elsie Powers of Springfield, Oh., Allie De-Jonge of Burlington, Wisc.;brother, James (Eva) DeJongeof Mancelona. Luella was pre-ceded in death by her stepson,Robert in 1996.Funeral was held Septem-ber 27, at the Winchester Fu-neral Home in Charlevoix.Burial in the Undine Ceme-tery in Hayes Township. TheReverend David Behling offi-ciated.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the AmericanHeart Association, or to theAmerican Lung Association.Please sign Luella’s guest-book at www.winchesterfuner-alhome.com
Phyllis Browe Smith, 71
(DeC. 28, 1940 - SePt. 28, 2013)
Phyllis Browe Smith of Charlevoix, died Saturday,September 28, 2013, at herhome. She was born Decem-ber 28, 1940, in Detroit, to Wil-fred and Florence Mae (Ward)Browe, and in 1958, graduatedfrom Saint Rita’s School inDetroit.She lived most of her life inthe west-side Detroit area.Phyllis was a data processorand retired from ADP. Shemoved to Charlevoix in 2006 tohelp take care of her mother,then made her home there.Phyllis enjoyed social net-working, and crocheting, andwas a NASCAR and footballfan. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Church inCharlevoix and the CharlevoixSenior Citizens.Phyllis is survived by herbrothers, Ronald W. Browe of Munising, Barry M. (Char-lotte) Browe of Horton Bay.She was preceded in death byher parents, and three sisters,Frances Monhollen, KarenBlaz, and Marjorie Penfound.Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Wednesday, October 2, atthe Winchester Funeral Homein Charlevoix. Mass of theResurrection will be 12:30 pm,Thursday, October 3, at SaintMary’s Church in Charlevoix,followed by burial in SaintMary’s Cemetery. The Rev-erend Matthew Wigton will of-ficiate.Please sign Phyllis’ guest-book at www.winchesterfuner-alhome.com
Dale Jacob Heberling, 72
Dale Jacob Heberling of Boyne Citypassed awayat McLarenNorthernMichiganhospital onSept. 28,2013.Dale wasborn to thelate Johnand Mary Heberling of Mio,Mich., in 1941. He graduatedfrom Mio High School in 1959,and went on to attend AlpenaCommunity College.Dale married Andrea Mullin 1965, and moved to BoyneCity in 1970 where they raisedtheir two children, Shannonand Shane.Dale retired from the MLCCin 1992, and was an activemember of the Boyne CityFourth of July committee formany years. Dale enjoyedspeaking with people aroundthe world on amateur radio,building and flying radio con-trolled airplanes, and numer-ous outdoor recreationalactivities such as hunting,fishing, boating and snowmo-biling.Dale is survived by his wife,Andrea; daughter, Shannon(Michael) Hoban; son, Shane(Kathleen) Heberling; hisgrandchildren, Seth, Allisonand Autumn; and his brother,John (Jeanine); sister, Myrna(Harry); sister, Shirley; sister-in-law, Sharon (David);brother-in-law, Mike; andmany nieces and nephews.Dale was a loving grandfatherto Seth and Allison Heberling,and Autumn Hoban.A funeral service will be 5p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, atStackus Funeral Home inBoyne City with visitationfrom 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take placeat Maple Lawn Cemetery.Family and friends wisingto share a thought or memoryare encouraged to do so onlineat www.stonefuneralhome-inc.com.
Ruth Martha Manthei
Ruth Martha Manthei,beloved wife, mother andgrandmother, peacefullypassed away on Sept. 18, 2013,in California. She was a faith-ful friend to many.A graveside service willtake place at 1 p.m. Friday,Oct. 4, at Greenwood Ceme-tery in Petoskey.Family and friends are wel-come to gather in Ruth’s mem-ory following the service onManthei Road at WalloonLake.In place of flowers, dona-tions may be directed to St.Mark’s Lutheran School Tu-ition Assistance Fund, 7869Kingswood Drive, CitrusHeights, Calif. 95610; tele-phone, (916) 961-7891.Arrangements are in thecare of the Stone FuneralHome of Petoskey.
Charles Gordon ‘Bud’Matthews, 93
Charles Gordon “Bud”Matthews of Charlevoix diedSunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Boul-der Park Terrace NursingHome in Charlevoix.A private interment servicewill take place at GreenwoodCemetery in Petoskey.The Winchester FuneralHome in Charlevoix is han-dling the arrangements.
Ramona Carolyn Wubbels, 73
(MAy 30, 1940 - SePt. 27, 2013)
Ramona Carolyn Wubbels of East Jordan and formerly of Elmira, died Friday, Sept. 27,2013.She was born on May 30,1940, in Morton, Ill., thedaughter of Fred and Alma(Olson) Bluhm.Ramona married LaurenceWubbels on April 30, 1960, inMorton, Ill. She shared hislife’s work as a biologist forthe United States Fish andWildlife Service by raisingthree daughters in numerousremote areas of the UnitedStates.Ramona loved gardeningand was known for her lovelyflower and vegetable gardensalong the Boyne City-East Jor-dan Road. She explored herartistic life in ceramics, de-coupage and making afghans.She enjoyed crossword puz-zles and square dancing.She was a member of theFirst Congregational UnitedChurch of Christ in Gaylord,where she had served as thechurch secretary for a num-ber of years. She was also amember of the Order of theEastern Star. Ramona volun-teered for United MethodistChurch as a youth counselor,American Red Cross, AntrimCounty’s Star Township as anelection official, as a leaderfor the Girl Scouts in NorthCarolina and assisted resi-dents of local nursing homesin the areas where she lived.She is survived by her hus-band of 53 years, LaurenceWubbels, of East Jordan;three daughters, DariaWubbels Devantier and herhusband, Jeff, of Howell,Mich., Kathryn WubbelsEstrada and her husband,Pablo, of Dallas, Texas, andCynthia Wubbels McCune andher husband, Glen, of EastJordan; eight grandchildren,Marcos Estrada, EnriqueEstrada, Estevan Estrada,Breyenna Estrada, AraceliEstrada, Nick Estrada, Tan-ner McCune and Rainy Mc-Cune; and two sisters, BettyMartin of Washington, Ill.,and Wilma (Glenn) Stieglitz of Morton, Ill.The funeral service will be11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at thePenzien Funeral Homes, Inc.in East Jordan with visitationfrom 9 a.m. until service time.
Lyle Eugene Barkley, 65
Lyle Eugene Barkley of BayTownship passed away at St.Mary’s Of Michigan on Satur-day, Sept. 28, 2013.A memorial service will be 3p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, atStackus Funeral Home inBoyne City with a gatheringof family and friends begin-ning at 1 p.m.
Margaret Ellen Wilson, 90
Margaret Ellen Wilson of Charlevoix died Sept. 28, 2013,at her home.Arrangements are pendingat Winchester Funeral Homein Charlevoix.
Ruth Ann Matelski, 76
(JAn. 2, 1937 - SePt. 27, 2013)
Ruth Ann Matelski of Boyne Falls went to Heaven tobe with the love of her life onSept. 27, 2013, surrounded byher loving family.Ruth was born on Jan. 2,1937, to Walter and LilaBurgess.She married Louis Matelskion Nov. 10, 1956. He precededher in death on July 7, 1980.They were blissfully marriedfor 24 years.Ruth was a devoted wife,mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt andfriend. She loved spendingtime with her family. Her chil-dren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sisterswere her whole world. Ruthloved puzzles, reading andflowers.Ruth taught us many les-sons throughout her blessedlife, many of which we hopewill be carried on for genera-tions. She lived her life by ex-ample, keep a tune in yourheart and don’t be afraid tosing it. A friendly smile couldgo a long way and brightensomeone’s day. She was a pil-lar of strength; it shinedthrough after the death of hersoul mate, while caring forher young family. She wasstrong, funny, beautiful andbrave beyond what most peo-ple only dream of. Ruth al-ways treated everyone likefamily.Any attempt to quantifyhow much she was loved andhow respected she was, andhow much she will be missed(especially by her children,grandchildren and sisters)will be woefully inadequate, itdefies description.She is survived by her chil-dren, Louis (Debbie), Judy(David), Richard (Kim), Ben(Kim), Jeff (Shawn), Joe(Suzie), Debbie Gillespie andher 19 grandchildren and 14great-grandchildren; her sis-ters, Oralee (Gary), Audie(Nelson) and Patty; nieces,nephews, cousins, many in-laws and countless friends.She was predeceased by herparents; her loving husband;her infant daughter, Sherry;sister, Winona; and brother,Leslie.In keeping with Ruth’swishes there will be no serv-ice. She is forever loved.Arrangements were by Gay-lord Community FuneralHome. Share memories or per-sonal messages with the fam-ily atwww.gaylordfuneralhome.com.
Randall J. Yuzba, 57
Randall J. Yuzba of Charlevoix died Sunday, Sept.29, 2013, at his home.A memorial service willtake place at a later date.Arrangements were madeby Hastings Funeral Home inEllsworth.
Patricia Anne Bentley
(nov. 22, 1931 - SePt. 23, 2013)
Patricia Bentley passedaway on September 23, 2013 ather home in Boyne City.Patricia was born Novem-ber 22, 1931, and lived inSouthern Michigan most of her life. On February 11, 1950,she married Eugene Bentley(who preceded her in death inJanuary, 2000) and they madetheir home in Fenton, Michi-gan until February of 1987when they retired, moving toBoyne City.Pat is survived by her 3 chil-dren, Chris (Gene) Mont of Kempner, Texas; Karen An-dersen of Fenton, Michigan;and Bill (Gina) Bentley of Boyne City, as well as sister-in-law Jane (Al) Walz. In addi-tion, Pat is survived by ninegrandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren, and a specialcat, Duffus.Pat always enjoyed workingoutside in her rock garden,and will be forever remem-bered for the many beautifulroses she grew in her yard.She was an active member of the American Legion Auxil-iary, and loved to go fishing,play bingo, and spend timewith her family.A graveside service will beheld at a later date.
Dorothy Mackie, 79
Dorothy Mackie of Charlevoix passed away onSept. 5, 2013, in Castle Rock,Colo.A memorial service washeld Friday, Sept. 27, atBethany Lutheran Church,11906 U.S. 31 North,Charlevoix.
Arthur Clute, 73
Arthur Clute, 73, went toHeaven tobe with thelove of hislife on Sep-tember 30,2013 sur-rounded byfamily.Art wasborn on Oc-tober 24,1939 in Boyne City, the son of Orville and Maggie Clute. Hegraduated from Boyne CityHigh School.He married Sally Burns in1962 and the couple resided inthe Boyne City countrysidethroughout their 47 years of marriage. Sally preceded hisdeath on April 1, 2009.After many years as ownerof New Life Construction, Artopened Drumin Valley Cus-tom Archery at their propertyon Old State Road; workingside-by-side with his belovedwife Sally. Art and Sallyshared a deep passion forhunting and the outdoors.They both shared their talentsas volunteers at Camp Quality.Their endearing love for eachother was obvious to every-one.He is survived by two sons,Art Jr. (Becky), and Jody(Marrijo), both of BoyneFalls; two daughters, NadjaPutters (Tom) of Royal Oakand Nicole Fortune (Gary) of Boyne Falls; eight grandchil-dren; six great-grandchildren;two sisters, Ella Negri (Do-minic) of Arizona, SharonMai (Mel) of Arizona; and onebrother, Tim Clute of Florida.He was preceded in death byhis parents; his loving wife,Sally; and grandson, Jacob.A memorial gathering willbe held in his honor on Satur-day, October 5 from 1-3 p.m. at01570 Old State Road, BoyneCityIn lieu of flowers, memorialdonations can be made toCamp Quality, P.O. Box 345,Boyne City, Mich. 49712.
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