Deaths 2020

The following deaths have been reported to Mason County Press in 2020:

  • Richard Knudsen, 78, of Ludington died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • Mary Louise Case, 90, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • Robert W. “Bob” Gancarz, 83, of Free Soil died on Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • Athanasios “Tom” Papadakos, 89, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • Thelma J. Matiash, 86, of Scottville died on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
  • Richard “Dick” Wendell Morphy, 82, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • Robert Vest, 95, of Ludington died on Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • Scott Alan (Scotti Bond) Burwell, 51, of Ludington, formerly of Scottville, died on Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • Dean Arthur Malstrom, 78, of Ludington died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
  • Rev. Robert Edward Beyer, 77, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
  • Peggy White, 68, of Ludington, died on January 8, 2020.
  • Sharron Ann Fugere Alviar, 73, of Ludington, died on Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • Warren William Sibilla Sr., 83, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
  • Kira Isabell Herlein, 10, of Ludington died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
  • George Parmentier, 80, of Custer died Saturday, January 11, 2020.
  • Warren William Sibilla Sr., 83, of Ludington, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
  • Barbara Ellen Potter, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
  • Barbara Klemm, 95, Ludington, died on Sunday. January 12, 2020.
  • Philip Garey Lindt, 86, of Fountain, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  
  • Patricia Jeanne (Baker) Furst, 75, Ludington, died on Friday, January 10, 2020.
  • Barbara Johnson Wagner, 96, of Ludington died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
  • Barbara Ellen Potter, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
  • James “Jim” Arthur Gabel, 87, of Ludington, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
  • Delores J. Schmidt, 87, of Ludington, died Sunday, January 19, 2020.
  • Kenneth John Snyder, 87, of Walhalla, died on Friday, January 17, 2020. 
  • Barbara Lois Johnson Wagner, 96, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
  • Sherry M. Huggard, 61, of Ludington died on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
  • Larry Ray James, 61, of Ludington died on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
  • Daniel D. Laliberte, 51, of Ludington died on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
  • Debra S. Olson, 65, of Ludington died on Friday, January 24, 2020.
  • Amarylis “Amy” Jean Kistler, 85, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
  • Elizabeth Jeanne Lucas, 89, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
  • Daniel Stevenson, 52, of Ludington, died on January 24, 2020.
  • Carl Alan Griffis, 67, of Ludington, died on Friday, January 31, 2020.
  • Emily June Smalley, 85, of Free Soil, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
  • Rosemary Arlene (Hankerd) Kemp, 80, of Irons, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 
  • Aletha Jensen, 101, of Victory Township, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
  • Robin Dale Williams, 66, of Ludington died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
  • Robert J. Cole, 67, of Ludington died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Richard Nash, 84, of Ludington died on Friday, February 7, 2020.
  • Ronald W. Novak, 77, of Branch died Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
  • Ruth Ann Irwin, 88, of Ludington, died on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
  • Robert William Raymond, 83, of Ludington, died n Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 
  • Cole Adrien Smith, 14, of Stronach died Saturday, February 15, 2020.
  • Kenneth Steiner, 90, of Ludington died on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
  • Stacey Nelson, 58, of Ludington died on Sunday, February 23, 2020. 
  • Patricia Lee Reuter, 75, of Walhalla, died on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
  • Ronald Cline Stocking, 85, of Ludington, died on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
  • Dr. Gerry L. Mayer, 85, of Ludington, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
  • Richard Bettison, 85, of Ludington died on Friday, February 28.
  • Beth I. Riffle, 76, of Scottville died on Friday, February 28.
  • Cynthia Ann Healy, 68, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 
  • Florentine Neitzel, 96, of Ludington died on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
  • Donald “Corn” Warren Johnson, 91, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
  • Carol Ann (Magnuson) Gregory, 61, of Ludington, died on Monday, March 2, 2020.
  • Herman Leese, 96, of Free Soil died on Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • James Haranda, 86, of Ludington died on Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • Rosie Abrahamson, 85, of Ludington, died on Monday, March 9, 2020.
  • Danny Warner, 80, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Mary Jane Walsh, 88, of Ludington and Key Largo, Florida, died on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Michael Lawrence Fulker, 53, of Ludington, formerly of Kingsley, died on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
  • James A. Carey, 75, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Darrell “Toby” Zwick, 81, of Ludington died on Friday, March 13, 2020.
  • Grace Ellen Yeager, 85, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Larry George Charron Sr., 83, of Fountain, died Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Viola (Jensen) Quinn, 90, of Ludington, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
  • Laura Lee (Gebott) Tauchus, 79, of Fountain, died on Sunday March 15, 2020.
  • Richard J. Stanley, 70, longtime resident of Scottville and Ludington died Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • Hon. Richard I Cooper, 79, of Ludington died on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
  • June Williamson, 91, Fountain, formerly of Manistee, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
  • June E. Dombrouski, 95, of Irons died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
  • Craig S. Berry, 69, of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Scottville, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
  • Ronald Parisza, 73, of Scottville, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
  • Pauline (Polly) Egeler, 82, of Victory Township died on Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • Caryl Barnett Ferguson, 81, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
  • Jack Lawrence Flynn, 89, of Ludington, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  
  • Joy Sue Finley, 73, of Branch died on Friday, March 27.
  • Raymond C. Edel, 79, of Scottville died on Sunday, March 29.
  • Arville Stewart, 89, of Ludington died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

  • Caryl Jane (Barnett) Ferguson, 81,  of Ludington died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
  • Boyd Stark, 77, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
  • Masako Zeman, 82, of Fountain, died on Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • Belva May Stocking, 82, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
  • Carl Fredrick Flury, 84, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
  • Theodore Schwass, 85, of Scottville, died on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  • Ronald Lee Rathbun, of Scottville, died on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  • Ronald Snyder, 85, of Walhalla, passed died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
  • Yolanda Vest, 82, of Fountain, died on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  • Julia Bromley, 88, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
  • Harry Thomas O’Brien, 73, of Scottville, died on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Timothy Leo Rohrmoser, 68, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
  • Melissa Cormany, 86, of Fountain died on Saturday, April 11.
  • Julia Margaret Bromley, 88, of Ludington, formerly of Albany La, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
  • Timothy Leo Rohrmoser, 68, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
  • Richard C. Heer Sr., 96, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Ludington, passed away March 4, 2020. 
  • Thomas Earl Smith, 23, of Scottville, died on Saturday, April 11, 2020.
  • Yolanda Jean Vest, 82, of Fountain died on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  • Nathan Bowling, 86, of Scottville died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
  • Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Powers, 98, of Ludington, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
  • Edward A. Miszewski, 102, of Custer died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at his home.
  • Patricia Finley, 85, of Branch died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at her home.
  • Cynthia Lynn Jarvie, 59, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 20, 2020.
  • Richard “Dick” A. Sterns, 85, of Ludington died on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
  • Michael “Mickey” Richard Patulski Sr, 73, of Scottville, died on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
  • Fanny Riley, 74, of Pentwater died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
  • Betty M. (Conrad) Gallie, 100, of Ludington died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
  • Jean I. Miller, 93, of Baldwin died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Donald H. (Don) Wagner, 87, of Ludington, died on Friday, April 24, 2020.
  • Roger Lee Hakanson, 80, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
  • Kimberly Frase, 39, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Dorothy Lillian Collins, 98, of Ludington, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
  • Fanny Riley, 74, of Pentwater died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
  • Betty M. (Conrad) Gallie, 100, of Ludington died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
  • Jean I. Miller, 93, of Baldwin died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Anthony Ray Bennett, 31, of Ludington, died on Monday, April 27, 2020.
  • Kay Louise Fetters, 68, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • Alice “Vonnie” Shell Howard, 83, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
  • Joseph Hernandez, 67, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
  • Barry A. Kelly, 72, of Ludington died on Wednesday, May 6, 202.
  • Marsha Jean Funk, 73, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
  • Ronald Lamb, 78, of Hamlin Township, died on Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • Bruce E. Bolser, 86, of Branch died Sunday, May 10, 2020.
  • Glen Charles Tyndall, 89, of Branch died on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
  • Manuel Padron, 71, of Scottville, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Shirley J. Shoup, 83, of Ludington died on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
  • Russell J. Shinsky, 81, of Ludington died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Mary E. VandenHeuvel, 72, of Pentwater, died on Friday, May 15, 2020.
  • Robert David Taylor, 72, of Free Soil, died on Monday, May 18, 2020.
  • Lori D. Krzymicki, 66, of Ludington, died on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
  • Russell J. Shinsky Jr., 81, of Ludington died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Catherine M. Wilder, 63, of Scottville, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020.
  • Nettie M. Claypool, 83, of Ludington, died on Monday, May 18, 2020.
  • Lily Ray Hansen, 108, of Ludington, died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
  • Duane G. Cooper, 78, of Summit Township died on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
  • Maxine Annette Raspotnik, 86, of Baldwin, formerly a longtime resident Scottville, died on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
  • Alison Cope Puffer, 89, of Hamlin Township, died on Monday, May 25, 2020.
  • Evelyn Davidson, 86, of Baldwin died Thursday, May 28, 2020.
  • Denise L. Tacktor, 62, of Fountain, died on Monday, May 25, 2020.
  • Arthur “Tom” Thomas Wallager, Sr., 80, of Custer, died on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • Eloise Olds, 80, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
  • Anthony “Sonny” Balakavage, 88 of Fremont died on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
  • William LeRoy Klemm, 96, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • E. Eric Sutter, 54, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Alice Williams, 89, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
  • Clive Andrew Sutherland, 83, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • Dora Shaffer, 82, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 8, 2020.
  • John Raymond Jodko, 62, of Custer, died on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
  • Johanna “Joan” Irish, 98, of Scottville died on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
  • Barbara Ellen Kersjes, 89, of Ludington, died on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
  • Mitchel “Mike” Harmon, 77, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
  • Alyce Marie Gowell,  83, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
  • Jean M. Dancz, 76, of Scottville, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Thomas R. Stokes, 78, of Free Soil, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Mary Ann Tyndall, 77, of Custer, died on Friday, June 19, 2020.
  • Jean Marie (James) Dancz, 76, of Scottville, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Edna Mae (Hansen) Nelson, 87, of Ludington, died on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
  • Beverly A. Lockwood, 87, of Scottville, formerly of Lansing, died on Friday, June 13, 2020.
  • Helen Marjorie Geil, 99, of Ludington, died on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
  • Nancy Nickelson Pakulak, 65, of Ludington died on June Sunday, 21, 2020.
  • Donna Hanson Brown, 67, of Pentwater, formerly of Walhalla, died on Tuesday June 6, 2020.
  • Jeffrey L. Stewart, 60, of Hart, died on Friday, June 26, 2020.
  • Janice C. Downing, 86, of Ludington died on Sunday, June 28, 2020. 
  • Daren Luther Smith, 55, of Scottville, died on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
  • Edward “Skip” Lewis Tyler, 76, of Joplin, Missouri, formerly of Grand Rapids and Ludington, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
  • Jean Regina Genter, 93, of Ludington, died on Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Madeline Gibbons, 85, of Baldwin, died on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
  • Mary L. Schulz, 91, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Scottville, died on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
  • Gordon Stewart, 94, of Ludington died on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
  • Sandra Lynne Winters, 74, of Scottville died on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
  • Jacqueline Sue Johnson, 73, of Pentwater, died on Monday, June 29, 2020..
  • Roland Craig Gerhart, 68, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 3, 2020.
  • Howard E. McKay, 79, of Scottville, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
  • Dorothy Jean (VanNortwick) Schrumpf, 93, of Pentwater, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
  • Laurita Roseottie Wagner, 90, of Custer, died on Friday, July 3, 2020.
  • Patricia Myers, 68, of Branch died on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
  • Mark Kevin Cormany, 63, of Fountain, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
  • Cathleen “Cathy” Marie Wiles, 62, of Ludington, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
  • Michael LaMonte Jackson, 63, of Free Soil, died on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
  • Margaret Peterson, 86, of Branch died on Monday, July  13, 2020.
  • Margaret Stanton, 79, of Fountain died on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
  • Julia (Martz) Morell, 100, of Crete, Ill., formerly of Scottville, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Dyer, Ind.
  • Samuel J. Kasley, Jr., 82, Alderson, West Virginia, formerly of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
  • Stanley Maurice McCallum, Jr., 85, of Ludington, died on Friday, July 17, 2020.
  • Richard “Rick” Lee Chapman, 56, of Ludington, died on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
  • Jaramie Jones, 43, of Scottville, died on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
  • Kathryn Code Erley, 87, of Ludington, formerly of Midland, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
  • Betty Jane Miller, 83, of Pentwater, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
  • Joy L. Kalchik, 98, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
  • Walter Carl Beyer, 98, of Ludington, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
  • David Alan Carlson, 62, of Ludington, died on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
  • Burma Jean Gowen, 78, of Scottville, died on Monday, July 20, 2020.
  • Raymond Junior Nash, 92, of Ludington, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020. 
  • Faith Mae Figgins, 59, of Fountain, died on Saturday, July 26, 2020.
  • Gary Allen Nickleson, 51, of Ludington, died Thursday, July 23, 2020.
  • Richard Charles Meissner, 96, of Ludington, died on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
  • Faith Mae (Phillion) Figgins, 59, of Fountain, died on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
  • Antointette “Toni” Veronica Benak, 94, South Range, Wis., originally from Custer, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
  • Edward F. Burgess, 83, of Lake Placid, Fla., and summer resident of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
  • Betty Kamma Fisher, 94, of Ludington, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
  • Dewey G. Knott, 44, of Fountain, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
  • James Emerson Van Hoven, 78, of Ludington, formerly of Big Rapids, died on Monday, August 3, 2020.
  • Donald Joseph Presern, 79, of Custer died on Tuesday August 4, 2020.
  • Phyllis Knysz, 97, of Irons died on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
  • Forest “Skip” Harley Garland, 77, of Ludington, died on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Updated Aug. 7, 2020

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