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Danny Smith

Danny Ray Smith, 41, of Kingsley, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. He was born June 28, 1976 in Portland, Oregon, to Frankie and Deborah Smith.
Danny...
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Danny Smith

George Sikorski

George Sikorski, 95, a 45-year resident of Empire and formerly of Detroit, died Thursday, Sept. 7, in Traverse City. He was born on Sept. 20, 1921 in Detroit to...
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George Sikorski

John Vetula Jr.

John Vetula Jr., 81, of Traverse City and formerly of Detroit, died Sept. 19, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. John was born on Aug. 30, 1936 in Ohio to the late...
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John Vetula Jr.

Mary Savage

Mary K. Savage, 57, died at home Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, after her fourth struggle with cancer.
Mary was born July 16, 1960, in Traverse City, and was a...
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Mary Savage

William Irwin III

William Joseph Irwin III, of Cedar, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. Bill was born on Dec. 3, 1948 in Detroit, the son of...
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William Irwin III

George Shink

George W. Shink passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Sept. 13, 2017.
George was preceded in death by his three younger siblings, Steven (Spike) Shink,...
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George Shink

Joan Rutherford

Joan Mary Rutherford, 79, of Lake Leelanau, entered into eternal joy Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at her home with her loving family at her side.
Joan was born March...
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Joan Rutherford

Robert 'Bob' Baker

Robert "Bob" Berridge Baker was born on Nov. 28, 1937 and passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Sept. 16, 2017.
Bob was preceded in death...
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Robert 'Bob' Baker

Donna Brunsma

Donna Louise Brunsma, age 85, of Interlochen, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at her home with her dear friend, Karen by her side.
Donna was born to...
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Donna Brunsma

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Deborah Rock

age 63, mother of Scott, Douglas and Nicole, of Maple City, died Sept. 17, 2017.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at Maple Grove...
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Deborah Rock

Marion Moody

90, of Rapid City, passed away Sept. 18, 2017 at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Kalkaska...
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Marion Moody

William Irwin

68, of Cedar, died Sept. 15 in Grand Rapids.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. at...
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William Irwin

Joyce Williams

died March 7, 2017 in Traverse City.
Joyce was married to David S. Brady from 1958 to 1981. David died Feb. 27, 2017. Their children, Mark and Aliess, survive....
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Joyce Williams

Alan Bufka

47, of Maple City, died Sept. 6, 2017 in Maple City.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m., at Martinson...
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Alan Bufka

Jeannette Dowd

75, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 3 p.m., with visitation beginning at 2...
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Jeannette Dowd

May Morey

of Manistee, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the...
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May Morey

Dorothy Hanna

age 91, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Record-Eagle.
Arrangements have been...
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Dorothy Hanna

John Peplinski

92, of Cedar, died Sept. 12, 2017.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7 p.m., at Holy Rosary Church, Isadore. Mass...
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John Peplinski

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Condolences forTimothy Denham II
He was a wild guy but always listened and tried to help to help out any way he could. I had some great road trips and camping adventures with him.... Read more
By Jessica Drake

Condolences forGeorge Shink
Sending love and prayers to my sweet Aunt Sharon during this sad time in your life. We will continue to pray for you and all of my cousins and... Read more
By Suzette Ludka

Condolences forRobert 'Bob' Baker
You were a very special person who will be greatly missed Read more
By Jill Arnold Stevenson and Bill Stevenson