Deaths 2019

The following deaths have been reported to Mason County Press in 2019.

  • Donna Caroline Brucato, 83, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
  • Linda Theresa Backus, 69, of Branch, died on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
  • Joseph A. Merta, 87, of Branch, died on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
  • Kerry L. Howe, 59, of Ludington died Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
  • Marianne Gibbs Smith, 76, of Ludington died on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
  • Donna Rader, 80, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
  • Orville John Olson, 84, of Ludington, formerly Beaver Dam, Wisc., died on Friday, January 4, 2019.
  • Dianna M. Harvey, 59, of Free Soil died on Monday, January 7, 2019.
  • Susan (Liles) Czelada, 67, of Ludington, formerly of Lansing died on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
  • Mona Sophia Halladay, 96, of Ludington died January 9, 2019.
  • Joseph David Thibert, 73, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
  • Renee Nicole Beer, 29, of Ludington, formerly of Traverse City, died on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
  • Anna Mary Harris, 95, of Ludington, died on January 10, 2019.
  • Elsbeth R. Palnau, 86, died on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
  • Barbara Ann Anderson, 93, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
  • Cindy Lou Carpenter, 61, of Scottville, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
  • Susie Mary Gorecki, 64, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
  • Mary Ann Jensen, 74, of Scottville, died on Monday, January 21, 2019.
  • Gloria Raskey, 77, of Ludington died on Monday, January 21, 2019.
  • Elizabeth “Lisa” Schulte, 63, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
  • Patrick Mohr, 53, of Scottville died on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
  • Barbara E. Johnson, 75, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 27, 2019 .
  • Phyllis Jean Lessnick, 79, of Scottville, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
  • Lucille Evelyn (Mulholland) Bos, 99, died on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
  • Margaret Mary Hullinger, 63, of Ludington, died on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
  • Marsha Giles, 79, of Ludington, died on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • Tracy Duane Bothwell, 62, of died on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
  • Gladys Boyer, 92, of Custer passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.
  • Norman James White, 84, of Ludington, died on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
  • Charles Patrick Walker, 55, of Branch Twp. died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
  • Betty Jane Grafton, 94, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
  • Brandon Wheeler, 52, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
  • Donald Arthur Verduin, 71, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2019.
  • Robert “Bob” Boyd Seelhoff, 65, of Ludington, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
  • Donna Lou Liebetreu, 82, of Ludington died on Monday, February 11, 2019.
  • Doris Jean Kellogg, 96, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
  • Teresa Jaye Gavrilides, 62, of Ludington, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
  • Yvonne Louise Castonia, 81, of Ludington died on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
  • Harcourt E. “Bud” Quick Jr., 77, of Ludington, died on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
  • Eugene Miston Sr., 87, of Fountain died on Monday, February 18.
  • Dorothy Mae Gunberg, 99, of Ludington, died on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
  • Therese Marie Soles, 61, of Scottville, died on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
  • Michael L. Cole, 72, of Branch died on Monday, February 18, 2019.
  • Toni Lee Sanford Strahan, 39, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
  • James “Jim” Schwass, 89, of Scottville died on Saturday, February 23.
  • Freda Mae Shumsky, 93, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
  • Leona Iris Davis, 91, of Branch, died on Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • Marshall Peter White, 92, of Ludington, formerly of Grand Haven, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
  • Helen Mary Knapp, 96, of Branch, died on Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • Karen S. Brandon, 69, of Ludington died on Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • Lois Renae Rozell, 70, of Scottville, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
  • Lucille Pickard, 82, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
  • Norma M. Kissell, 87, of Custer, formerly of Scottville, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
  • Danny A. Miller, 63, of Fountain died on Thursday, February 28 at his home.
  • LaVern Nesper, 87, of Ludington died on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
  • Richard Eugene Wojtaszak, 87, of Ludington died Sunday, February 24, 2019.
  • Russel Richard Blucker, 81, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
  • Gary F. Hermann, 69, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
  • Marshall Peter White, 92, of Ludington, died on February 24, 2019.
  • Lori Ann Taylor, 60, of Ludington, died Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Guadalupe Molina Escamilla-Esparza, 66, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
  • Clair R. Edson Jr., 81, of Scottville died Thursday, March 7, 2019.
  • Raymond C. Patten, 62, of Fountain died on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
  • Michael Robert Lucas, 65, of Grand Rapids, died on Monday, March 12, 2019.
  • George E. Hansen, 91, of Scottville, died on Monday, March 11, 2019.
  • David William Bick, 62, of Lakeland, Fla. formerly of Scottville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
  • Marceline Marie (Padgett) O’Brien, 37, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
  • Joshua Robert Delbarker, 41, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
  • Laude E. Hartrum II, 88, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
  • Agnes “Aggie” Bellanger, 79, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
  • Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez, 92, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Kim Leland, 64, of Scottville died on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
  • Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez, 92, of Ludington, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
  • William “Bart” Simpson, 68, of Ludington died Saturday, March 16.
  • Merretta McCormick, 89, of Fountain died on March 20, 2019.
  • Dolly A. Renwick, 65, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
  • Ronald Lawrence Oomen, 69, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
  • Ruth Ann Wilbur, 75, of Fountain died on Friday, March 22, 2019.
  • Scott Michael Cooper, 27, of Plymouth, Wis., formerly of Ludington, died on Monday March 18, 2019.
  • Gregory Kozlowski, 84, of Fountain died on Thursday, March 28 at home.
  • Wilma R. Diesing, 97, of Chelsea, formerly of Scottville, died on Sunday, March 24 in Chelsea.
  • Dennis Robert Gorman, 61, of Scottville, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
  • Joyce Eleanor Major, 93, of Scottville, died on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
  • Frances “Frankie” Ann Tomczak, 72, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
  • Ronald W. Tuinstra, 69, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 30, 2019.
  • Jean “Skip” McCumber, 79, of Branch died on Saturday, April 6.
  • Cheryl Jobbins, 64, of Ludington died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
  • Walter S. Taranko, 75, of Ludington died on Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • George Louis Chippi, 76, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • Jeannene Beebe Hall, 82, Ludington, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
  • Shirley Ann Harley, 92, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
  • Barbara Lou Maclean, 91, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
  • Richard Lear Quinn, 79, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 12, 2019.
  • James “Jim” Voelker, 84, of Clearwater, Fla, formerly of Ludington, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
  • Mary LeMira Coulson, 97, of Ludington, died on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
  • Margaret Ezdebski, 93, of Ludington died on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • Harold Elcide Yanna, 90, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • Nellie Mae Scott, 100, of Ludington, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • Mary LeMira Dillenback Coulson, of Ludington, died on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
  • Erika Winkel, 45, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • Richard Stratton, Sr., 82, of Ludington died on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
  • Sandra B. Eckley, 77, of Ludington passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
  • Donald Wise, 96, of Ludington died on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
  • Robert J. “Pinky” Pinkerton, 87, of Scottville died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
  • Josephine A. Ramsden, 95, of Ludington died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
  • Amanda Marie (Barclay) Scott, 33, of Coleman, formerly of Custer, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
  • Robert Harry Keppner, 96, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
  • James H. Sheppard, 87, of Ludington died on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • John Joseph Riley, 74, of Fountain, died on Friday, May 3, 2019.
  • Russell Carlson, 85, of Ludington died on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
  • Laura May Bates, 74, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Ludington, died on Monday, May 6, 2019.
  • Barbara M. Gutschke, 81, of Ludington died on Friday, May 10, 2019.
  • Linda Stong, 73, of Scottville died Saturday, May 4, 2019.
  • Nile H. “Tex” Nelson, 75, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
  • DeWayne Edward Skoog, 81, of Ludington, died Friday, May 17, 2019.
  • Laverne Clarence Monton, 89, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
  • David Edward Durning, 81, of Ludington, formerly of Grand Rapids, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

  • James Harold Miller, 74, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

  • Erin Suzanne Cater, 42, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 27, 2019.

  • Jack William Greiner, 87, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
  • Laura Ellen Walker, 95, of Ludington, died on June 4, 2019.
  • Robert G. Tracy, 72, of Chelsea and Custer died on Monday, June 3, 2019.
  • Lexus Belle (Rangel) Crnkovic, 20, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 3, 2019.
  • Erika Topinka, 94, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
  • Donald Heath Allen, 82, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
  • Vinas Meyers, 92, of Ludington died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
  • Lucille Strzynski, 94, of Ludington died on Friday, June 7, 2019.
  • Lucille Polcin, 89, of Ludington died on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
  • Marilyn Nash, 87, of Ludington died on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
  • Clarence E. Rozell Jr., 95, of Scottville, died on Friday, June 7, 2019.
  • Carol (Christie) Kolb, 82, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
  • Lucille Clara Polcin, 89, of Ludington, formerly of Custer, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

  • Marilyn Jean Nash, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
  • Mark Peters, 58, of Ludington died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
  • Ryan James McDonald, 27, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
  • William Lokovich, 95, of Ludington died on Friday, June 21, 2019.
  • Michael Paul McCrath, 63, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

  • Mary Virginia Wallace, 97, of Benzonia and formerly of Scottville, died Friday, May 31, 2019.

  • William Reuben Lovell, 96, of Pentwater, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
  • Theresa Curtis, 76, of Scottville, died on Friday, June 28, 2019.
  • Gordon Glenn Groth, 81, of Ludington, died on Monday, July 1, 2019.
  • Evelyn Jean Pehr, 96, of Ludington died on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
  • Kaitlyn Lee Cole, 26, of Traverse City, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
  • Janice Ruth Mikesell, 74, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
  • Myrtle Andersen Harrington, 99, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
  • Robert “Bob” Lewis Yeck, 83, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
  • Harold Dempsey Cronk, 81, of Phoenix, and Scottville, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
  • Sondra Sue (Schwink) Thurston Breeding, 77, of Ludington, died on Monday, July 8, 2019.
  • John Ruiz, 55, of Free Soil, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
  • Robert “Bob” Lewis Yeck, 83, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
  • Kevin John Shoup, 53, of School Section Lake, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
  • Lynda May Smith, 78, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com.

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