Deaths 2021

The following deaths have been reported to Mason County Press in 2021:

  • David “Dave” Edwin Bader, 59, of Ludington, died on Monday, January 4, 2021.
  • Richard John Schoo, 58, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
  • Barbara Alice Stewart, 75, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 8, 2021.
  • Wayne R. Claveau, 66, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 8, 2021.
  • Wilma D. Allen, 86, of Scottville, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
  • Barbara “Barb” Cunningham, 83, of Branch, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
  • Norma Jane Jacobson, 97, of Ludington, died on Monday, January 11, 2021.
  • Charles “Chuck” Klotz, 88, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • William John Drablowski, 78, of Custer, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
  • Amanda Elaine Mulligan, 27, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
  • David Arellano Padron, 60, of Scottville, died Thursday, January 14, 2021.
  • Carl John Roedig, 78, of Scottville, died on Friday, January 15, 2021.
  • Loretta Nichols, 94, of Scottville, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
  • Thomas Dewyer, 76, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • James Michael Parrinello, 38, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • Walter “Sonny” Brydges, 78, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
  • Linda J. Grinnell, 73, of Branch, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
  • James E. Shorts, 79, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
  • Linda Louise Dunlap, 71, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
  • Robert A. Clarke, 64, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 22, 2012.
  • Ronald Evart Busse, 72, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 22, 2021.
  • Richard J. Switon, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Laurena “Renie” Mae Lokovich, 88, of Ludington, died on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • Gary Glenn Miller, 84, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Sharon Rose VanOverbeke, 80, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  • Ruby “Ruth” Patten Eversen, 90, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
  • Bonita “Bonnie” Jo Wheaton, 72, of Carterville, Illinois, and formerly Scottville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.
  • Carl A. Kronlein, 81, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
  • Gary A. Young, 69, of Wellston, died on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
  • Barbara “Barb” “Barbie” Jean LaDere, 55, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 29, 2021.
  • Robert Price, 87, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 29, 2021.
  • Thomas (Boonehow) McClure, 61, formerly of Scottville, died on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
  • Arie (Arco) Vree, 77, of Ludington, died on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
  • Star Loney, 87, of Ludington and Sarasota, Fla, died on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
  • Laura Ashley Herron, 31, of Ludington, died on Monday, February 1, 2021.
  • Steven Thomas Curtin, 57, of Ludington, died on Monday, February 1, 2021.
  • David “Dave” Fedoroff, 65, of Branch Township, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
  • Victoria Kennon Kelly, 83, of Ludington, died on Monday, February 8, 2021.
  • Rosie Simmons, 76, of Whitehall, formerly of Custer, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
  • Kathleen J. Apotheker, 74, of Irons, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
  • Billie Marble, 82, of Hamlin Township, died on Friday, February 12, 2021.
  • Sue Ann McCumber, 73, of Custer, died on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
  • John A. Reinberg, 82, of Grand Rapids, former resident of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
  • Clinton Lee Cogle, 80, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
  • Beverly C. Saxton, 92, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
  • Joshua Scott Garlitz, 31, of Fountain, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
  • Sue Ann McCumber, 73, of Custer, died on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
  • James E. Allison, 85, of Custer, died on Friday, February 19, 2021.
  • Edward L. James, 73, of Ludington, died, on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  • Maria Amelia Dickson, 75, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Cora deVries, 89, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
  • Marilyn L. Schulz, 61, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
  • Barbara L. Bailey, 79, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
  • Timothy (Tim) Bruce Schneider, 58, of New Bern, N.C., died on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
  • Fern Annette Hilton, 70, of Pentwater, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • James Edward Johnson, 74, of Pentwater, died on February 28, 2021.
  • James L. Sorensen, 74, of Ludington, died on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • David Lee Mclain-Williams, 24, of Scottville, died on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • Ashley Nicole Plotts, 22, of Scottville, died on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • David Mclain-Williams, Jr., newborn, died on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • Charles Monton, 87, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  • Dawn Marie Brimmer, 53, of Ludington, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Patricia J. Hanson, 81, of Fountain, died on Friday, February 26, 2021.
  • Michael Grams, 72, of Ludington, died on Friday, March 5, 2021.
  • Anna Arsnoe, 76, of Ludington, died on Friday, March 5, 2021.
  • Edward S. Jabrocki Jr., 80, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
  • Thomas E. Parks, 77, of Ludington, died on Monday, March 8, 2021.
  • Mary M. Lemke, 87, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
  • ‘’Tina’’ Lee Caldwell-Bissell, 73, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
  • Kathleen Jabrocki, 63, of Ludington, died on Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Emilia “Lani” Bott, 69, of Fountain, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
  • Joe Lindsey Jr., 63, of Lansing, formerly of Ludington, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
  • Arnold D. Burke, 82, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
  • James R. Scherer, 69, of Ludington, died on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Gary W. VanAlstine, 79, of Irons, formerly of Lake Odessa, died on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Otto Gene Allison, 75, of Ludington, died on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Abraham Joseph “Joe” Wheaton, 36, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • Alvin ‘Al’ Hardman, 78, died on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
  • Joseph William Mickevich, 78, of Fountain, died on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
  • Rita C. Jones, 75, of Ludington, formerly of Taylorville Ill., died on Friday, March 26, 2021.
  • Shirley Wilczynski, 80, of Baldwin, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
  • Nancy Lee Schwass, 82, of Scottville, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
  • Bonnie Joan Case, 74, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
  • Betsy Lee Hissong, 72, of Custer, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
  • Susan K. Larson, 61, of Scottville, died on Monday, March 29, 2021.
  • Joann Frances Tolles, 87, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
  • Edward Regis Busch Jr., 71, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • Laura McCumber, 84, of Branch, died on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Grand Rapids.
  • Norena Kay Forman, 75, of Ludington, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
  • Christopher Michael Abbott, 63, of Scottville, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
  • Leonard Martinez, 52, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
  • Judi A. Holden, 79, of Ludington, died on Sunday April 4, 2021.
  • Lorie Dewitt, 56, of Branch passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021.
  • Robert Neil Soneral Sr., 97, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
  • Lucille Rowe, 83, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
  • Carol Jean Herrick, 83, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
  • Donald Thomas “Duck” Keller, 67, of Fountain, died on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
  • Lisa Marie Fredericks, D.V.M., 48, of Broomfield, Colorado, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
  • John Owen Fargo Sr., 89, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 12, 2021.
  • William “Bill” Dorman, 84, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
  • Richard Ruis, 71, of Ludington, formerly of Petoskey, died on Friday, April 16, 2021.
  • Billie Bernece Miller, 75, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 16, 2021.
  • Jeanette Tillitson, 74, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Billie Bernece Miller, 74, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 16, 2021.
  • Frank Adam Sagan, 83, of Ludington, died Saturday, April 17, 2021.
  • Kasandra McKay, 74, of Scottville, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
  • Christopher Andrew Herlein, AKA “The Boatman,” 54, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Jeanette Ann (Bresley) Tillotson, 74, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Carolyn Beeker, 85, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Michael Paul Gavrilides, 70, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Roger Hanson, 79, of Cherry Hill Farm, Amber Township, died on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Deborah “Debbie” Jean MacDonald, 64, of Ludington, died Monday, April 19, 2021.
  • Marcella V. Heglund, 85, of Scottville, died on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
  • Susan (Klemm) Miller, 63, of Hart, died on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Sherry E. Seward, 70, of Ludington passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Kim Kelly Lamb, 59, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
  • Susan Parkinson, 70,of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
  • Gustave Andrew “Gus” Backelant, 81, of Jefferson, formerly of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
  • Phyllis Louise Williams Bruni, 96, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 22, 2021.
  • Richard Lee Carlson, 68, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
  • Arlie Franklin Carrier Jr., 92, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 26, 2021.
  • Peter Barton, 81, of Fountain, died on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  • Robert Dolson, 88, of Custer Township, died on Friday, April 30, 2021.
  • Karan Nash, 65, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 30, 2021.
  • Mary V. Wilson, 89, of Ludington, formerly of Scottville, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Ella Olmstead, 97, of Ludington, died on  Sunday, May 2, 2021.
  • Alice (Genson)  Wallace, 83, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 3, 2021.
  • Jacob Matthew Howe, 28, of Scottville, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Janna Marie Cutler, 62, of Custer, died on Monday, May 3, 2021.
  • Larry Lee Chaffee, 78, of Ludington, died on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
  • Robert “Bob” Joseph Tushek, 86, of Ludington, died on Friday, May 7, 2021.
  • Sharon Kay Bargert, 74, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Ludington, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
  • Jeffrey M. Holmes, 66, of Ludington, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
  • Kenneth Frederick Thoreson, 96, Ludington, died Saturday, May 8, 2021.
  • Sallie E. Donovan, 86, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
  • LuAnne Winiecke, 67, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 10, 2021.
  • Patricia J. Petersen, 76, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • John E. Lynn, 76, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • Helen Calhoun, 87, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • Lorraine Mary Seguin, 86, of Ludington, died on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
  • Sondra “Suzy” Vander Wall, 68, of Grand Haven, died on Friday, May 14, 2021.
  • David Lee DeGood, 61, of Manistee, died on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
  • Rebecca L. Taylor, 56, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
  • Debra Kay Kirkland, 68, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
  • Richard “Rick” Gancarz, 71, of Free Soil, died on Monday, May 17, 2021.
  • Emma Rae Poll, 2, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 
  • Martha Jansen, 86, of Scottville, died on Friday, May 21, 2021.
  • Lavonne M. Kinney, 85, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 24, 2021.
  • MaryAnn Chaffee, 78, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
  • Patrick Michael Pomorski Sr. (Mike), 79, of Ludington, died on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
  • William “Sparky” M. Sparks, 89, of Ludington, died on Friday May 28, 2021.
  • Nancy Everhart, 88, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
  • Will James Flewelling, 20, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 31, 2021.
  • Irma G. Dodson, 86, of Fountain, died on Monday, June 1, 2021.
  • Glenn Kretchman Rossi, 82, of Free Soil, died on June 1, 2021.
  • Robert Cummins Ford, 89, of Portage, formerly of Ludington, died on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
  • Beaverly Ann Nichols, 69, of Scottville, died on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
  • Gerald Chancellor, 76, of Fountain, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
  • Charles “Bud” Christmas Jr., 85, of Scottville, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
  • Elizabeth E. Bogner, 97, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 7, 2021.
  • Shirley Ann Linscott, 89, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
  • Shawn David Lange, 39, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
  • Thomas Eugene Edwards, 80, of Scottville, died on June 14, 2021.
  • Kathleen Marie Hogendyk, 62, of Branch, died Monday, June 14, 2021.
  • Sandra Rogers, 75, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • Marleen Alden, 63, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • Charles L. Pitcher III, 74, of Ludington, formerly of Fountain, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • John P. Knysz, 71, of Irons, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • Robert L. Savage, 77, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
  • Arlie “Jack” Straub, 89, of Ludington, died on Friday, June 18, 2021.
  • Vincent George McCambridge, 85, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
  • Nancy E. Rossi, 88, of Ludington, died on Saturday, May 30, 2021.
  • Rita Crescenzi, 88, of Ludington, died Monday, June 21, 2021.
  • Lorli M. Dolson, 88, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
  • Gerald Robert O’Brien, 87, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
  • William Robert Buss, 88, of Ludington, died on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
  • Carl A. Soneral, 98, of Ludington, died on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
  • Patricia Lou Knizewski, 86, of Scottville, died on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
  • Edith V. Long, 93, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
  • Marylyn Brown, 92, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
  • Barbara Ann Pettit, 80, of Ludington, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
  • Thomas A. Coleman, 85, of Ludington, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
  • William Eugene Fargo, 71, of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, June 24, 2021.
  • Marilyn Marie Hogenson, 73, of Ludington, formerly of Coopersville, died on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
  • Ira Knowles, 93, of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Scottville and Walhalla, died on Friday, July 2, 2021.
  • Laverne (Jean) Virginia Fargo, 86, of Ludington, formerly of Waterford, died on July 2, 2021.
  • Alice Cloutier, 84, of Ludington, died on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
  • Lucie Plowe Kuras, 89, of Ludington, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
  • Raymond (Ray) Mayer, 87, formerly of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  • Gerald Edward Dwyer Jr., 62, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
  • Richard “Dick” Dwight Scott, 81, of Ludington, died Friday, July 9, 2021.
  • Janice (Soneral) Sutula, 65, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 9, 2021.
  • Jacquelyn Ann Worsham, 59, of Ludington, died on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
  • Bernard Thomas Ponkey, 75, of Ludington, died on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
  • James William Zerrenner, 79, of Ludington, died on Monday, July 12, 2021.
  • Douglas J. Klinger, 79, of Ludington, died on July 16, 2021.
  • Bradon A. Ingle, 35, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 16, 2021.
  • Donald Franklin Springer of Lansing, died Friday, July 16, 2021 in Ludington.
  • Josie Lynn Lindenau, 60, of Fountain, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
  • Robert Miller, 80, of Baldwin, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
  • Judith Ann Posner, 68, of Fountain, died on July 20, 2021.
  • Robert “Bob” Marcus Assenmacher, 88, formerly of Northville, Dexter, and Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
  • Larry Eugene Brant, 71, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
  • Kenneth R. Hasenbank, 79, of Free Soil died away on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
  • Darlene Bettison, 88, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
  • Fay Dean Laguire, 67, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
  • Stanley B. Gajeski, 74, of Free Soil, died on Friday, July 30, 2021.
  • Margaret Estelle “Peg” Parrott, 97, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 30, 2021.
  • Lois Ann Riffle (Bates), 78, of Fountain, died on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
  • Keith Arnold Koegler, 86, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
  • Brian Rollo Grant, 87, of Fountain, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
  • John Sayles, 42, of Ludington, died on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.
  • John Edward Purcell, 32, of Ludington, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.
  • Donald M. Yeck, 78, of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
  • Thomas J. Hammond, 69, of Scottville, died on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
  • David Harold Smedley, 81, of Free Soil, died on Friday, August 13, 2021.
  • Gay (Kuiper) Homan, 95, of Ludington, formerly of Grand Rapids, died on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
  • Thomas P. Beatty, 85, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2021.
  • Marjorie Jean Gilligan, 87, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
  • Charles “Chuck” Wesley Perry, 89, of Ludington, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
  • Donna J. Schaner, 83, of Hart and Ludington, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
  • Evelyn Ebba Fearnow (Johnson, Gleason), 93, of Ludington, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
  • David Leroy Croff, Sr., 70, of Howard City, died on Friday, August 20, 2021.
  • Thomas “Tom” Skridulis, 79, of Scottville, died on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
  • Freda G. Maclean Ellsworth, 84, of Ludington, died Monday, August 23, 2021.
  • Patricia Charteris Higgins, 89, of Ludington, died on Monday, August 23, 2021.
  • Clark R. Fritton, 78, of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 29. 2021.
  • Liesa Kay Davila, 52, of Scottville, died on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Beldock, 43, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021
  • William Donald Hastings, 66, of Free Soil, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
  • Rocky Lee Huggard, 65, of Ludington, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
  • Ellen Jean Moore, 96, of Ludington, died Saturday, September 4, 2021.
  • Doris Jean Schaner, 85, of Free Soil, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
  • Phyllis Bertha Wahr, 91, of Scottville, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
  • Marilyn Hissong (Quigley), 84, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
  • John Harvey Gilligan, 87, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
  • Jean Margaret Vandervest, 93, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
  • Rita Sue Yeck, 85, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
  • John Earl Harper, 64, of Custer, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
  • Lawrence J. Ebert, 96, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
  • John “Jack” Charles Schulke, 73, of Scottville, died on Monday, September 20, 2021.
Updated Sept. 21, 2021

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