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Irene Mildred VanHouten
Irene Mildred VanHouten entered her heavenly home on Dec. 1, 2014. She died at the Curry House in Cadillac where she resided since 2005.

Irene was born on Jan. 26 to John and Irene Kieldsen. She was the third oldest of her four sisters. She married Richard VanHouten on Sept. 12, 1940. They lived in the McBain area where they raised four children. Richard died in 1999.

A member of Lucas Christian Reformed Church, Irene participated in the Ladies Aid Society and volunteered for many activities at the church and Northern Michigan Christian School. She enjoyed sewing and ceramics and was quick to share her talents with others.

Family and friends also enjoyed her baked goods and holiday candy. Irene always looked forward to bowling and playing cards with friends. Her infectious smile, concern for others and loving heart will be missed and remembered.

Surviving family members include children, Jerry VanHouten (Barb), Bonnie Bouza (Larry), David VanHouten (Kim Olthoff), and daughter-in-law, Sharon VanHouten; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jay VanHouten; and sisters-in-law, Carol and Freda VanHouten.

In addition to her husband, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Kelly; and her sisters, Margaret Hellenga, Shirley Kroes, Thirza Derrick and Marilyn Peterson.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Lucas Christian Reformed Church with Reverend Steve VanNoort officiating.

Burial will be at Lucas Cemetery in Missaukee County. Memorial tributes may be made to Lucas Christian Reformed Church or Northern Michigan Christian School.

An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com..
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Frank Carl Randel
Frank Carl Randel of Lake City passed away at his home, on Dec. 3, 2014. He was 83.

He was born on Nov. 2, 1931, to Richard and Anna (Stienke) Randel in Detroit, Michigan. He married Barbara Jean Rombach on Sept. 12, 1953, in Dearborn, Michigan.

Frank was owner and operator of the Lake City IGA for 15 years; 1974-1989. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus; he was very supportive of the Church, enjoyed working the annual “Chicken Barbecue” and selling many raffle tickets through the years.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Frank J. (Pauline) Randel of Manton, William R. Randel of Houghton Lake, Suzanne (John) Girardot of Lake City, Robert M. (Peggy) Randel of Fife Lake; two sisters, Marion Schema of Garden City and Grace VanderBeek of Ithaca; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church with Rev. Jim Siler officiating.

Memorial tributes may be directed to the family.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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John Joseph Lukasik
John Joseph Lukasik of Manton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the St. John Providence Hospital in Novi. She was 94.

John was born July 21, 1920, in Jackson to John and Victoria (Hosta) Lukasik.

He married the former Dolores M. McHale Nov. 4, 1944, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. She preceded him in death Nov. 30, 1988.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

John was employed at Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe until his retirement in 1985, at which time they moved to the Manton area.

He attended the St. Stephen Catholic Church in Lake City.

Yard work occupied a great deal of John’s time. He mostly enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens.

He was a member of the Legion of Foreign Wars.

Surviving John are his children, Peggy (Larry) Armstrong of Florida, John (Julie) Lukasik of Milford, Barbara (William) Wilson of Rockford and Patricia (Jim) Washburn of Roseville; and a son-in-law Arthur Truss of Au Gres; as well as 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

A brother, Richard; and two sisters, Phyllis and Cecilia also survive him.

Besides his wife Dolores, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonita Truss; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Nov. 29 at the St. Stephen Catholic Church in Lake City, with Rev. James VonTobel officiating.

Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery with the American Legion Post #300 providing Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Beverly Jane Burkholder
Beverly Jane Burkholder was called home to glory by the good Lord on Nov. 27, 2014. She was 82.

She was peaceful, covered in love and surrounded by her family.

Beverly was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Lake City to Floyd and Bernice (Etzler) Parks.

She grew up in Lake City where she met her husband Harold at 12 years of age.

They courted all through school and married on Nov. 23, 1961. They spent 53 years in marriage and a life time in love.

Beverly worked for the City of Lake City for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, vacationing in Florida, the ocean, decorating and painting, reading, and above all else, laughing! She was fun! Beverly was a joyous lady; inside and out. She was always smiling and making those around her do the same.

She leaves behind the love of her life, Harold; her son, Robert (Sue) Mason; daughter Lisa (Harvey) Chandler; and son, Kris (Bev) Burkholder; her grandchildren, Kaila (Tony) Rowell, Jenna (Joe) Schutte, Chris (April) Chandler, Kathrine, Allison and Daniel Burkholder, and Bobby and Carolee Mason; and great grandchildren, Ethan Chandler, Tessa, Ellie, David, Jaylee, Rebekah, Gracelyn and Henry Schutte.

Beverly also leaves behind many dear, lifelong girlfriends.

She will be missed by many, but her love will continue on.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Bernice Parks; and an infant grandson, Matthew Mason.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon, Dec. 5 at the Lake City United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Smith officiating. A time of visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Theresa Ann Gonyon
Theresa Ann Gonyon of Cadillac passed away Dec. 1, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was 60.

She was born Aug. 8, 1954, to William D. and Helen M. (Miller) Gonyon in Monroe, Michigan.
Theresa was a strong willed woman that enjoyed hanging out and sharing a few drinks with friends and family by the bon fire. She loved music and enjoyed picking on her family members.

Theresa is survived by her children, Jeffery Daniel Gonyon of Monroe, Michelle Gonyon of Cadillac and Burnette James Riggs Jr. of Cadillac; her special friend of 30 years Burnette James Riggs Sr. of Cadillac; and three grandchildren Jeremy Jason Boring of Lake City, Shawn Daniel Boring of Cadillac and Marissa Denise Boring of Cadillac. She is also survived by her siblings, Brenda (Leon) Merkle of Monroe, Sheila (Floyd) Ankney of Marion, Laura McMurray of Cadillac and Jimmie (Shelly) Gonyon of Columbia, TN.

Theresa was preceded in death by her siblings Donald Gonyon, George Gonyon, Diane Turner, Carol Gonyon; and brother-in-law Gary McMurray.

A celebration of life will held at a later date. Thoughts and prayers for the family may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneral home.com..

Arrangements were made by Keith D. Burkholder, director, at Burkholder Family Funeral Home, 211 N. Pine St. McBain.
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Leonard W. Hower
Leonard W. Hower of Lake City passed away at the Belle Oakes Living Center on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. He was 99.

Leonard was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Pioneer Township, Missaukee County to Harry and Jenny (Wieas) Hower.

He married Alice Wester on June 6, 1934, in Lake City. Alice preceded him in death Dec. 12, 2013.
Leonard farmed and worked at BF Goodrich in Cadillac, VIC in Lake City and Rubber and Plastics in Cadillac.

Leonard attended auction school after retirement and worked in the auctions with his son for many years. He loved to cut wood and did it into his 90’s. Leonard loved to dance and his favorite music was any good dance music. He and Alice enjoyed many good times at the Merritt Senior Center. He was a hard worker and a good man.

He attended the Lake City Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Leonard survived Alice, his wife of 79 years by two days. His surviving children are, Ilene Musselman of Manton, Don (Brenda) Hower of Lake City and Leonard (Jill) of Traverse City; grandchildren Duane Hejnal, Dean (Diane) Hejnal, Darin (Carla) Hower, Druzanne Hower, Craig (Hope) Hower, Douglas Hower and Jodi (Eric) Braund; nine great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Leonard was preceded in death by wife Alice; sister, Leota Stampfler; and brother, Dorliss (Doc) Hower; and great granddaughter, Hannah Hower.

Combined funeral services for Leonard and Alice will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City with Pastor Don VanDyke officiating. A time of visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lake City Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Morey Community Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Alice Hower
Alice Hower of Lake City passed away at the Belle Oakes Living Center, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was 97.

Alice was born Dec. 18, 1915, in McBain to John and Elizabeth (Jacobsma) Wester.

She married Leonard W. Hower June 6, 1934, in Lake City.

Alice enjoyed the many years that she and Leonard farmed north of Lake City. She enjoyed making quilts and afghans and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren treasure the results of her talents. Alice was a kind and gentle lady with a deep faith in her heavenly Father.

She had attended the Lake City Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Alice is survived by her husband, Leonard; and children, Ilene Musselman of Manton, Don (Brenda) Hower of Lake City and Leonard (Jill) Hower of Traverse City; her grandchildren, Duane Hejnal, Dean (Diane) Hejnal, Darin (Carla) Hower, Druzanne Hower, Craig (Hope) Hower, Douglas Hower and Jodi (Eric) Braund; nine great grandchildren; and five great-great, grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Harold (Bonnie) Wester of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Lucille Green and Winnie Carlson; and brothers, Neal and John Wester; and great granddaughter, Hannah Hower.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City with Pastor Don VanDyke officiating. A time of visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.
Burial will take place in the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Morey Community Church or the Lake City Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Delphine Joyce Peterson
Delphine Joyce Peterson of Moorestown passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. She was 72.

Delphine was born Sept. 1, 1941, in Charlevoix to Everett and Beatrice (Howe) Fifield.

She married Christen O. Peterson Feb. 24, 1962, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Lake City.

Delphine was a gardener, and enjoyed her beautiful flower garden and was talented in herbal remedies for healthful living.

She loved reading, singing and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was a great cook and displayed kindness and helped many people.

She is survived by her husband, Chris; and children, John Ray Peterson of Lake City, Dawn Walsh of Cadillac and Christi (John) Bergey of Moorestown; three grandchildren, Johnny, Haileigh and Chantz; and great grandchildren, Noah, Zariah and Skylar.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be Saturday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m., at the Norwich Township hall with a luncheon provided.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Doris May Fraley
Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend has been called to Heaven where there is no more pain nor weariness.

Doris May Fraley was born in Detroit on Aug. 4, 1926, to John and Violet Williams. She was one of 13 children.

Doris was called by the Lord from her Falmouth home on Dec, 15, 2013. She was 87.

She married William G. Fraley on March 23, 1957, in New Baltimore, MI and raised four children.
Doris had always been a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and never missed a game on TV or the radio. She also enjoyed game shows, figure skating competitions, monster trucks, drag racing and bull riding/rodeo exhibitions.

Her interest in these activities helped to influence the same interests in her children and grandchildren.

Doris will be remembered for her hand work in her numerous flower gardens. She also enjoyed fishing and watching birds and other critters from her kitchen window. She was loved for her sense of humor and her Christmas cookies. Her love and dedication for her family will remain unmatched.

Along with family, Doris’ longtime friend Jeanette Martinies was present in her last moments. We would like to thank Jeanette for always being a special friend. Also a big thank you to all of mom’s favorite Hospice nurses (we are sure you know who you are).

Doris was greatly loved and will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, William (Bill); children, Terry Waltz, Steven Fraley, Lorraine (Dale) Heuker and Audrey Fraley; grandchildren, Cody (Kimberly) Heuker, Even Heuker, Joseph Heuker, Weylin Fraley, and Terri LeeAnne Waltz, and preceded in death by Chad Waltz.

Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain has helped with final arrangements. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com..

A memorial service will take place sometime in the spring.
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Luella F. Cook
Luella F. Cook age 96 of Westland, passed away at Belle Oakes Assisted Living at Lake City on Dec. 13, 2013.

The family will hold private services. Funeral arrangements were made at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home, 211 N. Pine St., McBain.
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Richard Erwin Ensing
Richard Erwin Ensing of Manton passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. He was 82.

Richard was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Merritt to John and Ruby (Dolley) Ensing.

He married the former Hilda June Howard Jan. 14, 1966, at the Merritt Methodist Church. She preceded him in death Sept. 29, 2000.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in London, England.

Richard enjoyed square dancing, the Merritt Senior Center Golden Agers and “Nellsville” Hall in Houghton Lake.

He is survived by his children, Chris Ramer of Lake City, Darla (Roy) Schepers of Evart, Steve Ramer of Manton, Allan (Teresa) Ramer of Owosso, Kathy Vandenboss of Lake City, Penny Ramer of Jacksonville, FL, Kelly (Les) Haugen of Riverside, CA, Nick Ramer of Frankfort, KY, Sally Waite of Cadillac, Mark Ramer and Nancy (Bob) Campbell both of Rockford, Rich (Donna) Ensing and David (Renee) Ensing both of Manton. Also he is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Leonard “Perk” (Dorothy “Dot”) Ensing of McBain, Marge (Renee) McKenzie of Lake City, Don (Marilyn) Ensing of Zeeland, Carol (Junior) Hunt of Merritt, Ruth Conscor of WI, Lewis (Irene) Ensing of Houghton Lake and Mary (Virgil) Wilson of Merritt.

Besides his wife Hilda, he was preceded in death by Robert and Mary Ensing, James Ensing, Barb Leath, Keith Ensing, John Ramer, Scott Ramer, Bobbie Jo Ensing and grandson Jason Schepers and great grandson Eric Ramer.

Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City with Rev. Jeff Schrock officiating.

Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Frances Helen Stroud
Frances Helen Stroud of Marion passed away on Dec. 13, 2013, at Pleasant Ridge Assisted Living in Marion. She was 94.

She was born in Greenville on April 12, 1919, to Vernon and Minnie (Blanding) Shelden. She graduated from Holt High School, Michigan State College with a teaching degree in Home Economics, and later Central Michigan University with a Masters in Library Science.

She had taught in Marion, Leroy, and retired from McBain Public Schools as librarian in 1981 after 36 years of teaching. She enjoyed reading, walking, entertaining friends, and traveling. She was recently honored for her 75th year as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at MSU. She was a member of the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church where when she was able she was an active member.

She married Walter Stroud in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by her son, David Stroud of Marion; brother, Lester (Gloria) Shelden of Tacoma, Washington; son-in-law, Donald (Mary) Darnell of Morley; and brother-in-law, Wally Gunderson of Stevenson; grandchildren , Troy (Kris) Stroud of Dimondale, Ty (Tammy) Stroud of Lake City, Aaron Stroud of Wayland, Alana Stroud of Los Angeles, California, Isaac Stroud of Marion, Jessie Stroud of Whitesboro, Texas, Bart (Dina) Darnell of East Tawas, Amanda (Mark) Holtz of Ann Arbor, Tobie Darnell and Charlie Darnell of Milan; nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; daughter, Sally Darnell; and sister, Ruth Gunderson.

Funeral services were Dec. 17 at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home, 211 N. Pine St., McBain, with Rev. James Zinger officiating. Burial will take place in the Park Lake Cemetery, Osceola County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McBain Community Library. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com..
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Gerard (Rod) Hoogenslag
Mr. Gerard (Rod) Hoogenslag, of Wyoming, MI and Lake City, MI, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at home surrounded by family. He was 84.

Gerard spent time in Korea during the Korean Conflict and is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #300.

He was long time owner and operator of A to Z Radiator Shop in Grand Rapids, MI. He enjoyed watching police shows on TV, spending time with his family, and spending summers at his cottage in Lake City, MI.

He is survived by his daughter, Robyn Niles (Hoogenslag); granddaughters, Kristen Klein and Sarah Niles; two nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia; father; mother; brother; three sisters and in-laws.

Cremation has taken place per his wishes.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heartland Hospice of Grand Rapids, MI in his memory.

Memories and condolences may be shared with Gerard’s family at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com..
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A.M. 'Ike' Beem
A.M. “Ike” Beem of Cadillac passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 88.

Ike was born in Big Rapids to John M. and Winona (Foster) Beem. He grew up in Gould City and Mesick and graduated from Mesick High School.

In 1943 Ike joined the United States Army and served until 1948 doing two tours during World War II. He was at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas as well as being stationed overseas in Germany.

He returned from the war to Manton and began his truck driving career in 1949 with ATL and retired from ANR in 1986. He was known on the “CB” radio as “Pinecone” which carries on with him until this day.

In 1953 Ike bought his home on Berry Lake where he was always known as the “Mayor of Berry Lake.” He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, gardening, wine making, and music with his harmonica, and card playing.

After his retirement he enjoyed selling Christmas trees in Louisiana with his son, Mark for 16 years. And he loved spending time with his wife Deanna, his five children, six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

On April 30, 1966, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac (where he was a member) he married the former Deanna D. Williams, and she survives him along with his children, Randy (Shawn) Beem of Charlotte, Dianna (Beem) Helsel, Mark (Heather) Beem all of Lake City, Wade Beem and Bethany (Dennis) Hook all of Cadillac; grandchildren, Mimi Brennen, Heidi Beem (Brett), Heather (Tom) Julson, Troy (Stacy) Helsel, Jesse Gandy and Laureen Horan; great grandchildren, Erica, Julia, Ally, Erin, Colton, Chase, Reegan and Rylee; many nieces and nephews.

As Ike went to his heavenly home he was embraced by his parents; a brother, Arlo; a sister, Moyna; son-in-law, Joe Helsel; grandson, Adam Helsel; and his mother- and father-in-law.

Funeral services were Dec. 9 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac with Reverend Joel Hess officiating. His final resting place will be Soper Cemetery in Wexford County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to Hospice of Michigan.

An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com..
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Merlin C. Stephan
Merlin C. Stephan, of Cadillac passed away Dec. 27, 2010, at his home. He was 90.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.
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Rebecca Lynn Martin
Rebecca Lynn Martin of Lake City passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at home, with her family at her side. She was 44.

Becci was born in Wayne, MIchigan to David John and Janet Yvonne (Caudle) Martin on Aug. 3, 1966. She grew up in Brooklyn, Michigan and graduated from Columbia High School in 1984.

Becci is survived by her fianc Toddy Helsel, of Lake City; daughter Taylor Coleman of White Lake, Michigan; mother Janet Martin Wheeler of Lake City; sister Elizabeth Martin of Kinde, Michigan; brother David (Kimberly) Martin of Sau Paulo, Brazil; grandmother Charlyne Caudle of Lake City; step sister Christy (Michael) Stanley; step brothers Matt (Sally) Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Joe (Shawn) Wheeler, Tim (Summer) Wheeler, and Jayson Wheeler; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, David; step father Jay A. Wheeler Jr.; grandfather, LaMonne Caudle; and uncle Donald.

Funeral service was Jan. 3, 2011, at the Young Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Siler officiating. Burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the family.

To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.youngfuneral.com.
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Corey Allen Parker
Corey Allen Parker, of Cleveland, OH, passed way on Dec. 30, 2010, at the University Hospital/Cancer Unit in Cleveland.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1976, in Cheboygan to Don and Loni (Tennant) Parker.

Corey graduated from the McBain Public High School in 1995. He had worked on the boats on the Great Lakes to help pay for his education.

He studied for one year at new Hope, PA, one year at the Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and two years at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris University. He graduated with high honors.

He was pursued by the American Greeting Card Company and was hired as an illustrator and was doing their art designing. He worked for them at their Cleveland, Ohio office for over four and a half years.

His entire life was surrounded by doing art and photography. He was known the world over for his artwork.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Loni Miller of McBain, and Don Parker of Millersburg; grandmother, Esther Parker of Millersburg; brother, Chris (Linda) Tennant of Wilmington, North Carolina; sister, Leah (Bryan) Barkhoff of Ortonville; stepbrothers, Jack (Megan) Miller of McBain and Jesse Miller of Cadillac; nieces and nephews, Kayla Barkhoff and Rocco Barkhoff of Ortonville, Madison Miller and Jack Miller of McBain; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Leonard Parker; and great grandmother, Marian Arkwood; step-grandparents, Jack and Ardice Miller.

Funeral services were Jan. 4 at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain with Rev. Paul Tomlinson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Corey Allen Parker
Corey Allen Parker, of Cleveland, OH, passed way on Dec. 30, 2010, at the University Hospital/Cancer Unit in Cleveland.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1976, in Cheboygan to Don and Loni (Tennant) Parker.

Corey graduated from the McBain Public High School in 1995. He had worked on the boats on the Great Lakes to help pay for his education.

He studied for one year at new Hope, PA, one year at the Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and two years at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris University. He graduated with high honors.

He was pursued by the American Greeting Card Company and was hired as an illustrator and was doing their art designing. He worked for them at their Cleveland, Ohio office for over four and a half years.

His entire life was surrounded by doing art and photography. He was known the world over for his artwork.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Loni Miller of McBain, and Don Parker of Millersburg; grandmother, Esther Parker of Millersburg; brother, Chris (Linda) Tennant of Wilmington, North Carolina; sister, Leah (Bryan) Barkhoff of Ortonville; stepbrothers, Jack (Megan) Miller of McBain and Jesse Miller of Cadillac; nieces and nephews, Kayla Barkhoff and Rocco Barkhoff of Ortonville, Madison Miller and Jack Miller of McBain; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Leonard Parker; and great grandmother, Marian Arkwood; step-grandparents, Jack and Ardice Miller.

Funeral services were Jan. 4 at the Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain with Rev. Paul Tomlinson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Eddy Joe Molitor
Eddy Joe Molitor of Largo, Florida, formerly of Lake City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Lake City. He was 51.

He was born in Cadillac, Michigan, on Aug 22, 1959, to Edward and Wanda (Hooker) Molitor. Eddy was a truck driver. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and was very passionate about motorcycles. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn; children, Jesse Molitor of Memphis, Tenn, Krystal Jimenez of California, Zach Molitor, Julia Molitor both of Lake City; his father, Ed Molitor of Plant City, Florida; one brother, Ron Fisk of Cedar Springs, Michigan; two sisters, Brenda Molitor of Lake City and Dawn Molitor of Kentucky; seven grandchildren.

Eddy was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother Wanda Fisk.

A celebration of Eddys life has already taken place.

Friends are welcomed to send a condolence to the family by visiting www.youngfuneral.com.
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Mary Ann Kregear
Mary Ann Kregear of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her daughters home in Michigan. She was 74 years old.

Mary Ann was born June 1, 1926, in Highland Township, Osceola County to Clare and Carol Parkhurst.

Mrs. Kregear was a graduate of Houghton Lake High School. Years later she went to college in McAlester, Oklahoma for nursing.

She enjoyed quilting, reading, computer games, watching NASCAR, and going to the casinos.

She is survived by her daughter, Carmen VanDuinen; sons, Robert and Michael Kregear; sister- and brother-in-law, Jean (Parkhurst) and Joe Taylor; sister-in-law, Beverly Kregear; brothers- and sisters-in-law, William and Sheryl Omell, and Richard and Carol Roys; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Kregear; daughter, Diane Henry; son-in-law, Edwin VanDuinen; granddaughter, Cassadie Hagerman; brothers-in-law, Erwin Kregear and Lester Kregearl; brother- and sister-in-law, Clarence and Betty Moore; her parents Clare and Carol Parkhurst; and her father- and mother-in-law, Clarence and Hazel Kregear.

A memorial service will be held in McAlester, Oklahoma at a later date.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions directed to Hospice of Michigan.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at www.youngfuneral.com.