Obituaries ____________________ March 5, 1999
Archie L.J. Castle Sr., 63
Archie L.J. Castle Sr., 63, of East Jordan, died Tuesday, March 2,
1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 5, at the
Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan. The Rev. Eugene L.
Baughan will officiate. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery,
Archie was born July 2, 1935, in East Jordan, the son of Ivan C. and
Blanche (Kowalski) Castle. He grew up in East Jordan and attended East
Jordan High School.
Archie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
On Sept. 17, 1960, he married Margaret Lewis in Southgate.
Archie had worked 16 years at Moreweld Steel in Ellsworth.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7580 in East
He enjoyed all sports, and loved coaching for the East Jordan Little
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Castle, of East Jordan; one
daughter, Joann (David) Vermillion, of East Jordan; four sons, Archie
L.J. Castle Jr. of East Jordan, Ivan Castle of East Jordan, Robert
(Jackie) Castle of Euless, Texas, and William Castle of Charlevoix;
and nine grandchildren. Archie was preceded in death by his parents
and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be given to East Jordan Little League,
Muscular Dystrophy Association, or to the Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis of Michigan.
Robert W. Robinson, 72
Robert W. Robinson, 72, of Charlevoix, died March 2, 1999, at Northern
Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the
Horton Bay United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kathy Slaughter will
Robert was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Keego Harbor, Mich., the son of
Lewis and Elnor (Slocum) Robinson.
Robert grew up in Emmet County and attended school in Harbor Springs.
He was a heavy equipment operator until 1960, at which time he became
a horse trainer in the Boston, Mass., area. He retired in 1994, and
recently moved to Charlevoix.
Robert loved horses and was a member of the Horsemans Benevolence
Protection Association. He was an avid reader, especially enjoying his
Survivors include his wife, Eunice Williams, of Lake Havasu, Ariz.,
where she lives for health reasons; two sisters, Audrey Jablinskey, of
Imlay City, and Joan Thompson of Hobe Sound, Fla.; three brothers,
Dorman Robinson and his wife, Doris, of Charlevoix, Dale Robinson and
his wife, Joan, of Petoskey, and Sandy Robinson and his wife,
Christine, of Boyne City; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.
Ruth A. Hubbell, 57
Former area resident Ruth A. Hubbell, 57, of North Port, Fla., and
formerly of Venice, Fla., died Feb. 11, 1999, at home.
She was born May 9, 1941, in Green Lake, Mich., to Colonel and Doris
Ruth moved to the Florida area 15 years ago from Michigan.
She was employed as a dietitian in the health care industry.
Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Wallin, and
brothers, Fredrick and Charles Goodenow.
Survivors include her son, Robert Wallin, of Wooster, Ohio; brothers,
Robert Goodenow of Gaylord, and George Goodenow of Mackinaw City;
sisters, Linda Phillips of Manchester, Tenn., Margaret Kapanowski of
East Jordan and Nancy Gillespie¹ of Pellston; and by many nieces and
Ruths remains will be returned to Michigan for final resting.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Charlevoix
Arrangements were handled by the James A. McKee Funeral Homes in North
Karl R. Kujawski, 68
Karl R. Kujawski, 68, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and formerly of
Kentwood, Mich., passed away March 2, 1999, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Karl was born in 1931 in Boyne City.
He served in the Navy and was a radioman in the Hurricane Hunters.
Karl graduated from Michigan State University and worked in labor
relations at Lear-Siegler and then worked for more than 20 years as a
labor mediator for the State of Michigan until his retirement.
He enjoyed sailing, and bird and wildlife watching from his home on
the St. Lucie River in Florida.
Karl was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean, his son,
Michael, and his sister, Dolly Higgens.
Karl was a wonderful grandfather to Aaron and Christopher and will be
sadly missed. Karl will also be remembered as a special uncle to Randy
and Debbie Higgens, and Rick and Jeanette Higgens.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Tom) Van Dalsen, of Jenison;
grandchildren, Aaron and Christopher Van Dalsen; brothers and sisters,
Edward Kujawski, Virginia Turcott, John Kujawski, Arthur Buck
Kujawski, Joanne Moore, Helen OBrien, Tom Kujawski and Mary Ann
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Holy Cross Lutheran
Church, 1381 Baldwin, Jenison. Pastor John Bookshaw will officiate.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 6, and 2-4
p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral
Home in Grand Rapids.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart
Judy Edger of Charlevoix passed away March 2, 1999, at Charlevoix Area
Family and friends are invited to participate in a celebration of
Judys life on Sunday, March 7. The memorial service will be held at 4
p.m. at the Charlevoix United Methodist Church with dinner to follow.
The Rev. Dale Ostema will lead the ceremony.
Judy was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Max and Winifred
McKee. She graduated from Hastings High School and married Terry
Edger, also of Hastings, in 1961. The couple moved to Charlevoix in
1974 when they started radio station WVOY.
She had a successful career in advertising sales with WKHQ and WMBN
radio stations and most recently as a real estate sales associate with
Frisbey Better Homes and Gardens of Charlevoix.
In addition to her love of family and her career, she enjoyed sailing
and traveling. She was an active member of numerous clubs and
associations, including the Charlevoix Yacht Club, a chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi sorority, Zonta Club and several organizations related to
the support of breast cancer victims and other womens health issues.
Judy is survived by her husband, Terry; daughter, Holly, of Boulder,
Colo.; son, Todd and wife, Mary, and two grandchildren, Lindi and
Austin, of Charlevoix; her father, Max McKee, and brother, Tom McKee,
both of New Braunfels, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother,
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Judy Edger
Breast Cancer Memorial Fund, Charlevoix State Bank.
Albert F. Behling, 79
Albert F. Behling, 79, of Petoskey, passed away on Wednesday, March 3,
1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Christ Lutheran
Church in Boyne City. The Rev. Kenneth Bernthal will officiate. Burial
will be in Wilson Township Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Ambra; three sons, Lewis, James (Kathy)
Behling, and Michael (Jennie) Behling; two daughters, Kathryn
Vanderlaan and Sharon (George) Williams; three brothers, Edward, Henry
and James Behling; five sisters, Mary Manthei, Louise Krenz, Besse²
Schwyn, Cora Manthei and Lorraine Sonnenberg; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded
in death by his mother and father, Harry and Gertrude Behling; two
brothers, Herman and Robert Behling; and sister, Helen Ott³.
The family wishes memorial contributions to Christ Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at
Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City.
Marjorie P. Gardner, 77
Marjorie P. Gardner, 77, of Pellston, died March 4, 1999, at Cheboygan
Health Care Center.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, at the First Baptist Church
of Pellston. The Rev. Leon Buck will officiate. Burial will be in
McKinley Township Cemetery.
Marjorie was born May 6, 1921, in Levering, the daughter of Walter and
Della (Belanger) Sowles. She grew up in the Pellston area and
graduated from Pellston High School.
On July 12, 1940, she married Claude Paul Brown in Pellston. Mr. Brown
preceded her in death on March 20, 1973.
On April 12, 1975, she married Furman Gardner in Pellston and he
preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1977.
Marjorie was a wonderful wife and mother. She was a lifelong resident
of Pellston. She served on the Pellston Village Council and served as
the village librarian. For a time, she acted as the News-Review
correspondent for Pellston.
Marjorie was a member of First Baptist Church in Pellston, where she
also taught Sunday school.
She is survived by her daughter, Leanne Bohn and her husband, Robert,
of Levering; son, William Brown and his wife, Michele, of Morley,
Mich.; daughter, Bethany McLaughlin and her husband, Kenneth, of Royal
Oak; daughter, Laura Kubenez and her husband, Michael, of Royal Oak;
10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Garold
and Larry Gardner, both of Washington, Mich., and Thelma Ball of
Columbia Station, Ohio; four brothers, Edgar Sowles of Grand Rapids,
Evan Sowles of Sanford, Milton Sowles of Traverse City, and Walter
Sowles of Levering; sister, Millicent Wilson, of Sault Ste. Marie.
Marjorie was also preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Sowles.
Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at
Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.
Anyone wishing to make contributions in memory of Marjorie can send
them to the Cheboygan Health Care Center.
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