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Gingrich, Raymond S.  
Raymond S. Gingrich, 90, of Oscoda died following a short illness Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1924 at home in Novesta Township to Edward and Sylvia (nee Foetter) Gingrich. Raymond married Mary Coburn 25 years ago. Raymond served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a talented second generation piano tuner for over 70 years, even recently. He owned Northeastern Music House in Oscoda for more than 45 years where he sold pianos, organs, guitars and sheet music to go with them. Raymond enjoyed fishing, particularly salt water fishing in Florida and traveling in his RV all over the United States with Mary. Raymond is survived by his children, Raymond (Sally) Gingrich of Midland, Randal (Ann) Gingrich of Alpena and Ramona (Kris) Mills of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren Toni (Jay) Mulholland, Andrew Gingrich, Bethany Gingrich, Charity Gingrich, Jessica Gingrich, Richard Gingrich and Hannah Gingrich; and great grandchildren: Miles, Aspen and Theodore. He was preceded in death by sister Geraldine (Stanley) Endersbee; brothers Harold Gingrich and Dale (Elonore) Gingrich. An immediate burial has taken place in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan, Debra L. Kranz 989-872-2195.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 27 to Sept. 8, 2015
Glowinski, Cyril Jerome  
Cyril Jerome Glowinski, 94, of Tawas City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at Lakeview Manor in Tawas City. Cyril was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Detroit to the late Frank and Florence (Young) Glowinski. He was a World War II veteran serving proudly from 1942-1945 as a staff sergeant in the 94th Infantry Division. Cyril was employed by Unisys (f/k/a Burroughs) for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Cyril was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and playing his luck on slot machines. Cyril is survived by his children, David (Susan) Glowinski of Mikado, Nancy Tolbert of Evergreen, Colo. and Mark (Eleanor) Glowinski of Canton; grandchildren, Scott, Steve and Doug (Christi) Glowinski, Dan (Kim) Rozman, Aaron Tolbert and Mark Cobbold; and great grandchildren, Jack and Sophie Rozman and Evan Glowinski. Cyril was preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila (Hird) Glowinski in 1992; and his second wife, Wilma (Lawler) Glowinski in 2008; brothers, Roland and Frank Glowinski; and sister, Eleanor LaForest. According to Cyril's wishes, cremation has taken place. Internment will take place in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Lewiston with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, 2015
Herriman, Vera Frances  
Vera Frances (Freel) Herriman of Tawas City, loving wife, mother, and sister, age 98, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 20, 2015 at Fairview Adult Foster Care in Grand Ledge. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at Buresh Funeral Home, 416 Whittemore St., Tawas City, with Rev. Raymond Herriman, Vera's nephew, officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Vera was born on a farm on the Townline outside of Tawas City on March 15, 1917 to Judson and Frances Freel. Vera's education was very important to her. She overcame many obstacles to graduate from East Tawas High School in 1935. Vera took great pleasure in the beauty around her, looking for the first blossoms of arbutus under the last snowfall. Vera worked hard as a mother and farm wife, but she always took time to plant zinnias, marigolds and bachelor buttons in her vegetable garden. Vera was a gracious, gentle lady who enjoyed reading, crocheting and laughed easily. All who knew her will miss her big hugs and smiling face. Vera married Allan Herriman on Nov. 28, 1935. Surviving are five children, Phyllis Milligan of Vermontville, Ken (Bonnie) of Montrose, James (Denise) of Davison, Joy (Ron) Maloney of Grand Ledge and Donna Lier (fiancé Dan Karbowski) of Pinconning; son-in-law, Roger Whitford of Tawas City; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; sister, Betty Ulman; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Allan; daughter, Fay Whitford; son-in-law, William Milligan; and siblings, Howard Freel, Carmen Freel, Grace McIntire and Marvel Binder. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Coats for Kids Program, C/O Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 401 Main St., East Tawas, Michigan 48730 or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 23 to Sept. 1, 2015
Kennedy, Dale Glenn  
Dale Glenn Kennedy, age 87, of Macomb Township passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren. He was born on Oct. 3, 1927 in Oscoda to Roy and Mae (nee Kelly) Kennedy. He was life long resident of Oscoda. Dale served in the U.S. Army and was a butcher at the Cecil & Ebert IGA store in Oscoda. He was husband for almost 40 years to the late Pauline M. (ne Coppler) Kennedy. He is survived by son, Dale "Kirk" (Kimberly) Kennedy of Macomb Township. He was predeceased by a son, Terry L. Kennedy. He was grandfather of Christopher (Jeanette) Kennedy of Auburn Hills and Melissa Kennedy of Carey, Ohio; and brother of Larry (Sally) Kennedy of Warren and Donna (Robert) Graham of Sterling Heights. A graveside service with U.S. Army honors will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. in the Pinecrest Cemetery on Adams Street in Oscoda (AuSable Twp.). Pastor Bill Seitz of the Oscoda United Methodist Church will officiate. Arrangements by SIMPLE FUNERALS (586-777-0555), www.SimpleFuneralsInMichigan.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 27 to Sept. 8, 2015
McArdle, Ronald Lowell  
Ronald Lowell McArdle, age 52, a lifelong resident of East Tawas died under the loving care of his family at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. He was born the son of Lowell and Eldene (Zaharias) McArdle on April 21, 1963. Ron graduated from Tawas Area High school in 1981. After high school he attended Ferris State College graduating with an associate's degree then worked for William Look and Sons as a mechanic for 28 years before retiring in 2011. Ron was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. He loved fishing, golfing, NASCAR and tinkering in his garage on cars and loved spending time with his family and friends. On Aug. 15, 1997 he married his dear friend Shelly Kay Look on a beautiful summer day at the Tawas City Park and together they shared 18 years of marriage. Shelly survives him along with his children, Randall McArdle, Ryan (Amy Bosler) McArdle, Danielle (Keith) Whitcomb, Jade and Dakota Neuman, Megan (Chris) Lane and Daniel (Amy) Weatherhult; his parents, Lowell and Eldene McArdle; father-in -law, William Look Jr., siblings, Jim (Eva) McArdle, Fred (Ann) McArdle, Dick (Kat) McArdle and Annie (Joe) Griffis; sisters-in-law, Tammi (Gary) Simmons and Laurie (Mark) DeBeau; six grandchildren, Liam McArdle, Mikel Whitcomb, Madison and Maele Lane, and Cassidy and Victoria Weatherhult; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Ron was preceded in death by his mother-in- law, Mary Look; his uncle, John Zaharias; cousin, Michael Anderson; and niece, Kendra McArdle. Funeral services will be held for Ron on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Emanuel Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. (instate at 10 a.m.). Interment will follow in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2015
Meyer, Virginia Foster "Ginny"  
Virginia "Ginny" Deloris Foster Meyer, 87, of Hendersonville N.C, formerly of Oscoda and East Tawas, passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Aug. 31, 1927 in Sterling to John V. and Carrie G. Ellison. She spent much of her working life in the retail sector and for many years was the owner and operator of a children's clothing and family shoes store. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; a baby daughter; her grandson, Daniel Paul Miccolis Jr,; sisters, Shirley Rebischke and Carrie Blankenship; and three brothers, Henry, Francis and Douglas Ellison. Virginia married her loving husband, Edwin H Meyer, on Jan. 30, 1982. Upon Edwin's retirement from his appraisal business in Detroit, he and Virginia moved to East Tawas where they enjoyed playing golf and memorable card games with family and friends. Following Edwin's passing in December 2001, Virginia moved to Hendersonville to be with her family. Virginia is survived by her sisters, Mary Watson of Ohio and Polly Avery of Michigan, also her brother Jack of Colorado. Also surviving are her daughters, Shirley (Dan) Miccolis of Hendersonville and Katherine (Richard) Ferrebee of Sun City Center Fla.; stepchildren Ned (Cary) Meyer of Ontario, Canada, Stephen (Lori) Meyer of Oklahoma, Matthew Meyer of Washington and Laura (Bill) Daly of Michigan; 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Virginia was of the Methodist faith and a member of Dana United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 2015
Murray, Olivene Z.  
Olivene Z. Murray, age 85, of Oscoda died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. She was born on March 18, 1930 in Cadillac to the late Clyde and Lillian Strong (nee Wilder). Olivene worked for Ford Motor Company for 15 years in addition to working as a cake decorator for several bakeries. She has lived in Oscoda for nearly 30 years and previous she resided in Milan. Olivene enjoyed baking, painting, crafts, sewing, crocheting, gardening, yard sales and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Emmett Murray of Oscoda; six children, Sherrie (Bill) Clark of Ypsilanti, Eugene (Debbie) Murray of Milan, Marty (Pat) Murray of Milan, Deborah Denhard of Milan, Emmett (Susie) Murray of Oscoda and Mark (Deanna) Murray of Oscoda; brother, R.D. Haynes of Greenbush; 22 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Olivene was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters; her grandson, Mark Murray; and her granddaughter, Shelly Hopgood. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 23 to Sept. 1, 2015
Pierce, Angeline Newman  
Angeline Newman Pierce, longtime resident of Saluda, N.C. and Clearwater Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in her Saluda home. Born in 1934 in Caro, Ange married Robert C. Newman in 1950, and together with five children moved to Oscoda in 1969. They owned Oscoda Realty and Insurance Agency. She was instrumental in the formation of the Blue Snow Arts Council, located in Oscoda, and also helped launch the Art on the Beach shows. In 1978, Angeline started the State Street Gallery, a fine art gallery and frame shop that featured Michigan artists. Ange was a very avid supporter of the arts. And upon retirement from State Street Gallery, she pursued her love of painting, and her paintings were on display in a local gallery in Saluda, N.C. Ange loved playing bridge, reading, being with family and friends and taking care of the environment. Preceded in death by her first husband, Robert C. Newman, who died in 1989, Ange married Charles S. Pierce of Pierce's Point in 1991. They were happily married for 16 years. She is also preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Brenda M. Wilson. She is survived by her daughters, Valerie A. Alday, Nancy A. Harris (Phillip) and Theresa Wynne Erickson (Dave); as well as her son, David J. Newman (Priscilla); and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial gifts can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 2015
Ranger, Mildred E.  
Mildred E. Ranger, 93, of Tawas City passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 2015 surrounded by family at home. Mildred, also known as "Mid," was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Flint to the late John and Maud B. Conquest. She married Orvil Ranger in 1943 and together they raised six children, Barbara, Karen, Michael, Susan, Carl and Deborah. They shared 64 wonderful years together. Mildred worked at AC Sparkplug prior to retiring in 1979. She was a member of the UAW, Michigan Better Business Women and Hale United Methodist Church. Mildred was a very spiritual woman and loved the Lord with all her heart. Nothing was more important to her. But she also enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with her family. She loved flowers, birds and wild animals. And she always had a variety of pets. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother. Mildred is survived by her children, Barbara Ranger, Karen Ranger, Michael (Janice) Ranger, Susan (Michael) LaMielle and Deborah (Al) Martiniello; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Orvil, on Dec. 16, 2007. Visitation for Mildred will take place Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. Funeral service will take place Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. (in state 10 a.m.) at Hale United Methodist Church. Pastor Richard Meier, Mildred's nephew, will officiate. Cremation will follow and inurnment will take place in Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale next to her beloved husband, Orvil. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 2015
Swanson, Elaine Stella  
Elaine Stella Swanson, age 91, a resident of Greenbush for 47 years, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Boynton, Okla. on May 17, 1924 to the late Gideon and Lucinda Olds (nee Chenore). Elaine enjoyed oil painting and was a member of Beecher Baptist Church in Flint. She is survived by her children, Irene (Bill) Stanfill, Shirley (Frank) Salvador, Charlotte Stewart, James (Beverly) Stewart, Donna (Wayne) Coyer and Karen (Steve) Thumann; brother, Arliss Olds; sister, Wanda Nolan; 25 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert H. Stewart; second husband, Raymond Swanson; daughter, Mary Drinkwine; son, Robert Stewart; and 13 siblings. A remembrance gathering was held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Elaine's home in Greenbush. Condolences may be offered online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8, 2015
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