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
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,
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
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.