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. 
  • Lillian Lawson, 94, formerly of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
  • Albrianna Jane Huck, 14, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019. 

  • Yolanda Cole, 50, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Raymond Joseph Karboske, 85, of Ludington died on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 
  • Sharon Kay (Cole) Cribb, 76, of Ludington, died on Monday, July 22, 2019.
  • John C. Tanis Jr., 86, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
  • Shirley Taranto Petroski, 78, of Branch died on Friday, July 26, 2019.
  • Leo P. Raschka, 84, of Ludington died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
  • Richard Leonard Swiger, 81, of Ludington, died on Thursday, August 1, 2019. 
  • Florence Marguerite Cabot, 104, of Ludington, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 
  • Ellis H. Visger, 73, of Branch, died on Monday, July 22, 2019.
  • Diane Boulais, 67, Ludington, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
  • Zane Dibble, 66, of Scottville died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. 

  • Tammy Lynn Whitney, 54, of Twin Lake, died on Monday, August 5, 2019. 
  • Pamela Bird, 58, of Idlewild, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
  • Clayton Byron Moore, 64, of Fountain, died on Monday, August 12, 2019.  
  • Gerald Lawrence Kolaski, 80, of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
  • Gerald Lawrence Kolaski, 80, of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

  • Peter J. Dewey, 70, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  

  • Joyce Eilene Jensen, 77, of Ludington, formerly of Hart, died Saturday, August 10, 2019.
  • Geraldine Carol (Johnson) Schultz, 95, of Belmont, and formally of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019. 
  • David Lee Taylor, 48, of Norton Shores, and formerly of Ludington, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

  • Torfe Gedraitis, 83, of Scottville died on Friday, August 16, 2019.
  • Jerry Wayne Linstrom, 89, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 
  • Roger Oliver Olson, 82, of Ludington, died on Sunday, August 25, 2019. 
  • Ann T. Stahelin, 88, of Ludington died on Friday, August 23, 2019.
  • Donna Jean Ledger, 78, of Ludington died on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
  • Pamela R. Wicht, 70, of Grandville died on Thursday, September 5.
  • Carl Stanley Jansen, 61, of Scottville died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 
  • Donna Marie Heiland, 73, of Ludington, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • Leroy Anthony Schott, 84, of Ludington, died Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • Mary Jane Petersen, 92, of Ludington, died Thursday, September 5, 2019.
  • Marva Brown Nystrom, 84, of Grand Rapids died on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
  • Marilyn Grace Moomey, 88, of Ludington, died on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
  • Jonathon Michael Visscher, 56, of Ludington, died on Friday, September 6, 2019.

  • Brian Keith Hilden, 58, of Ludington, died on Sunday, September 8, 2019. 
  • Clyde William Abrahamson, 95, of Ludington, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019. 
  • Donald Charles Walker, 56, of Branch, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019.  
  • John McGraw, 62, of Ludington, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
  • Judy Lynn Abel, 63, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. 
  • Carl Edward Rossi, 90, of Ludington, died on September 11, 2019.  
  • Julie Ann Quinn, 67, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  
  • Daniel Lee Sanregret, 68, of Branch, died on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

  • James R. “Jim Dog” Davidson, 50, of Sheridan Township, died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. 
  • Marilou C. Dudle, 80, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  
  • Ronald David Paris, 72, of Ludington, died on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 
  • Sidney L. Morell, 79, of Custer, died on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
  • Jasper “Jack” Lawrence Cunningham, 89, of Branch, died on Monday, September 23, 2019.
  • Beverly Jean Comstock, 89, of Ludington, died on Friday, September 27, 2019.
  • Pastor Daniel Richard Rader, 73, of Yuma, Ariz., and formerly of Ludington, died on Friday, September 27, 2019. 
  • Irene Ella Lenz, 85, of Ludington, died on Monday, September 30, 2019. 
  • Mary E. Carlson, 88, of Ludington died on Monday, September 30, 2019. 
  • Gary Ellis Haiss, 78, of Pentwater, died on Friday, September 27, 2019.
  • Ethel Daggett, 83, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
  • Audrey Lola Walker, 90, of Ludington, died on Monday, September 30, 2019.  
  • Joseph “Ron” Koszegi, 82, of Ludington died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 
  • Irene G. Marlow, 97, of Scottville died on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  
  • John Junior Quinn, 95, of Ludington died on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
  • Ardyce Wolfe, 88, of Scottville died Monday, October 7, 2019.  
  • Lawrence Edward Burke, 61, of Baldwin, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
  • Lewis Earl McDonald, 69, of Fountain died on Monday, October 7, 2019. 
  • Frank Rorup Petersen, 97, of Ludington, died on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  
  • Izeek Ratliff, 21, of Scottville died on Friday, October 11, 2019. 
  • Mabel Willavage, 97, of Branch died Sunday, October 13, 2019. 
  • Larry Sholtey, 87, of Ludington, died on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • Bonnie Mercein Blanchard, 67, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  
  • Dorothy Ann Smogoleski, 82, of Ludington, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019. 
  • Jeremy Wayne Linstrom, 44, of Ludington, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
  • Gerald A. Hallberg, 70, of Branch, died on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
  • Donald George Miller, 90, of Ludington, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
  • Elaine C. Nicholson, 86, of Ludington died Monday, October 14, 2019.
  • Eleanor Leah Miller, 89, of Ludington died on Sunday, October 13, 2019. 
  • Norma Jean Hendrickson, 48, of Ludington died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • Walter James Parnacott Jr., 93, of Ludington, died on Wednesday October 16, 2019. 

  • Onabelle Mae Pehrson, 96, of Ludington, died on Monday, October 21, 2019.
  • Phyllis Helen Tobin, 82, of Ludington, died on Thursday, October 17, 2019. 
  • Anthony Greene, 92, of Ludington died on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. 
  • Anna Joyce Marr, 40, of Ludington died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
  • Beverly Jean Marble, 73, of Ludington died on Saturday, October 26, 2019. 
  • Patricia J. Taylor, 84, of Walhalla died on Sunday, October 27, 2019.
  • Cherrie Lee Moffett, 68, of Scottville, died on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. 
  • Ruth Elizabeth Swanson, 101, of Ludington, died on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
  • Wandeline Arlene Currier, 85, of Ludington, died on Monday, October 28, 2019.
  • Terence J. Smith, 59, formerly of Scottville, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.  
  • Alberta Louise Milligan, 88, of Ludington, died on Monday, October 28, 2019. 
  • Melvin Wayne Morell, 84, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
  • Selina O’Connell, 62, died on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. 

  • Gerald “Jerry” Howe, 79, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  

  • Arthur Miller, 93, of Carr Settlement died Saturday, November 2, 2019.
  • Robert Bahr, 95, of Pentwater died Saturday, November 2, 2019.
  • Palmer “Martin” Page, 83, of Ludington died on Friday, November 1, 2019. 
  • Mary Losia Campbell, 100, of Ludington, died on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  • Agnes “Chris” Pettit, 88, of Ludington, formerly of San Diego, Cali., died on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  • Evelyn Marie (Henry) Ayers, 86, of Ludington, died Monday, October 21, 2019. 
  • Judith Ann Hendrickson, 77, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 
  • Robert Matthew Urka, 89, of Spring Hill, Florida and a native from Scottville died on Monday, November 11, 2019. 

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