< Obituaries ____________________ October 17, 2006 >
   Dellinger, Dilver A. "Red"

   Dilver A. "Red" Dellinger, 95, of Petoskey and formerly of Elwood and 
   Anderson, Ind., passed away on Oct. 14, 2006, at his home in Petoskey 
   following a brief illness.

   Dilver was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Madison Township, Tipton County, Ind.

   He retired in 1972 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson, 
   Ind., after 44 years of employment.  He began work at Delco for 27 cents 
   an hour, and retired as a foreman of inspection.

   Dilver was the oldest of eight children.  He was known as "Red" throughout 
   his school years and graduated from Elwood High School in 1929.

   He was a member of East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood, where he 
   taught Sunday School for 18 years, was scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 85, 
   and was an elder emeritus of the church.  He was later a member of the 
   Central Christian Church in Anderson and the Petoskey First Christian 

   He was an Indiana High School Athletic Association official for 34 years, 
   officiating in basketball, football, and baseball.  He also coached and 
   officiated in Little League and Babe Ruth leagues in Anderson.

   He was a Free Mason and member of the Ovid Masonic Lodge No. 164 in Anderson.

   He moved from Madison County to retire to a home on Lake Charlevoix.

   Survivors include his wife of 16 years, whom he married in 1990, Mary
   (Broman) Dellinger, of Petoskey; son, Richard M. Dellinger and wife, Janice, 
   of Noblesville, Ind.; two daughters, Dora Boris and husband, Carl, of 
   Arkansas and Janet Milakis and husband, Harry, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; four 
   sisters, Dorothy Snyder and husband, Robert, of Elwood, Ind., Esther Louise 
   McDaniel and husband, Walter, of Fairfield, Calif., Irene Melling and 
   husband, Jack, of Frankton, Ind., and Ilene Warner and husband, Harvey, of 
   San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several 
   nieces and nephews.

   Dilver was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Beatrice (Hobbs) 
   Dellinger; his first wife, whom he married on July 4, 1932, and who died of 
   Alzheimer's disease in 1989, Ruth (Larimer) Dellinger; brother, Donald 
   Dellinger; and two sisters, Delores Benedict and Doree Mitchell.

   The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Copher-Fesler-May 
   Funeral Home in Elwood, Ind.  The Rev. Roger Gardner of East Main Street 
   Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will take place in the Elwood City 

   Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral 

   The Ovid Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday 
   at the funeral home.  A memorial service will also be held at a later date
   at the Petoskey First Christian Church.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the East Main Street Christian Church 
   in Elwood.

   Online condolences can be made at copherfeslermay.com.

   Richard Lavern Buckmaster

   Richard Lavern Buckmaster, 79, of Boyne City, passed away at Grandvue Medical 
   Care Facility on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.

   Richard was born on Oct. 29, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of George and 
   Hazel (Janes) Buckmaster.

   He served in the U.S. Army and later married Gloria Giordano in 1952.

   He loved his animals, tinkering on CBs and radios, old movies and songs, 
   working on cars and going for rides.

   Richard had a great sense of humor and was known to joke around.

   He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; children, Anna (Douglas) Gilbert, 
   Debra (Martin) Weisler, William (Mary) Buckmaster and Hazel Buckmaster; 
   grandchildren, Douglas, Richard, Jennifer, Shawn, Justin, Austin, Jason, 
   Elizabeth, Trisha, Jackson and William; one great-grandchild; and sister, 
   Lolita Lake.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters.

   Memorial contributions may be directed to the family and sent in care of 
   Gloria Buckmaster.

   Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family.

   Alma Elizabeth McCallum Korthase

   Alma Elizabeth McCallum Korthase, 89,of Boyne City died at home surrounded 
   by family on Saturday, Oct. 14,2006.

   The daughter of Hazel Marie Dosson and John Thomas McCallum, Alma was born on
   May 21,1917, in Breckenridge, Mich.,the oldest of seven children.

   After graduating from Central Michigan Teaching College, Alma began her
   teaching career in a oneroom schoolhouse in Midland County.

   Alma moved to Boyne City in 1947, working in the Boyne City Elementary
   Schools. On June 11, 1949, Alma married Norval Korthase of Boyne City and
   began raising a family.

   She returned to teaching in 1965, graduating from Central Michigan Univer-
   sity in 1968. Alma retired from teaching in 1979.

   Alma is survived by her loving husband of 57 years,Norval Korthase; eight
   children: Anne,Bruce (Nancy),Randy (Jane),Marilyn (Jack) Wainio of
   Wellington, Ohio,Kim (Janice), Darryl (Joy Handy), Brian (Jonna) and Roberta
   of Boyne City; 11 grandchildren: Shane Rider of New Orleans; Jacob (Amanda)
   Wainio of Port Clinton,Ohio; Elizabeth Wainio of Akron,Ohio; Amanda,
   Gabe,Taylor,Spencer, Katharine,Molly,Eli, and Evan Korthase of Boyne City;
   one greatgrandchild: Corbin Wainio of Port Clinton, Ohio; three sisters: 
   Ambra (Nan) Behling of Petoskey and Florida, Katherine (Boots) Schall of
   Breckenridge,and Phyllis Saxton of Alma.

   Alma was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: J.D. McCallum of
   Breckenridge; William McCallum of Leesburg,Fla.; Thomas McCallum of Flushing;
   and one grandchild, Logan Korthase.

   Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday,Oct.
   18,at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City.

   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday,Oct. 19,at Christ Lutheran
   Church in Boyne City with the Rev. Kenneth Bernthal officiating. Burial will
   take place at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City.

   The family requests that memorials be given to Christ Lutheran Church and
   Hospice of Northwest Michigan. 

   Raymond E. Cischke Jr.

   Raymond E. Cischke Jr, 71 of Petoskey, died Oct. 14, 2006, at the Bortz 
   Health Care of Petoskey.

   A private family service will be held at a later time.

   Raymond was born on Jan. 2, 1935, in Detroit, and was raised in Troy.

   He enjoyed fishing, and attending his son Scott's softball games.

   He is survived by tow sons, Scott Cischke and daughter-in-law, Tina, and 
   Steven Cischke and daughter-in-law, Marty; a daughter, Sherri Cischke and 
   fiance, Scott Strelecki; three grandchildren, Bryana, Shayn, and Luc; a 
   brother, Harold Cischke; and by a sister Beverly Maledon and brother-in-law, 

   Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

   Francis R. Schmit "Smitty"

   Francis R. Schmit "Smitty", 85, of Petoskey, passed away Monday evening, 
   Oct. 16, 2006, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

   Services will be announced at a later date.

   Arrangements are being handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey.

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