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16  Boyne City GAZETTE  July 28, 2010

In Memory of those who passed


Ethel L. Cassie (November 9, 1918 - July 16, 2010) Ethel L. Cassie, 92, of Topinabee, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 under loving attention at Tendercare of Cheboygan. A resident of Topinabee since 1977, moving from Redford, MI, Ethel was born November 9, 1917 in Calumet, the daughter of George and Lucille (Moyle) Maddick. Growing up in Detroit, she was a graduate of Redford High School, and on November 24, 1937, she married Charles Cassie, who preceded her in death in 1977. She was a charter member and active member of the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee and was employed at the Topinabee Library for several years. Baking was her hobby yet making everyone feel special and sharing her faith were her gifts. Her daughter, Donna Cassie preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are her son, Charles (Kathryn) Cassie of Fenton, her daughter, Joyce (James) Palmer of Topinabee, 5 grandchildren, James (Patricia) Palmer, of Gaylord, David Palmer of Roseville, William (Julie) Palmer of Temperance, Heather (Dennis) Farrell of Fenton, and Jeannie (Mark) McDonald, also of Fenton, 9 great grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Robbins, Samantha, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Christopher Palmer, and Cassie, Rebecca, and Jordan McDonald, Grace Farrell and 2 great great grandchildren, one brother, Jim (Rosetta) Maddick of Canton, Marlene Bowe of Roseville, and Carol Hardt of Berkley, and several special nieces and nephews. She was pre-

ceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, a daughter Donna, two sisters, Alice Hoppe, and Dolores Upton, and a brother, Bill Maddick. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM with visitation at 11:00 AM. Reverend David Gearhart will be officiating at the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee. Rosanna “Dannie” Kitchen (January 28, 1923 - July 16, 2010) Rosanna “Dannie” Kitchen, 87, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at Hancock Haven Retirement Village in Cheboygan, where for the last 2 1/2 years she received excellent care and made many wonderful friends. Rosanna was born January 28, 1923 in Riggsville, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Smith) Tallman. On March 23, 1946 in Cheboygan, she married Harvey Kitchen, who preceded her in death in 2000. She was a graduate of County Normal School, and taught for several years at Weadock School in Munro Township. She later was employed at Citizen’s National Bank as a teller in 1945. After several years she left the bank to work various other jobs and returned to Citizen’s Nation Bank until her retirement in 1979. She served as Beaugrand Township Clerk for 10 years, and enjoyed knitting, bowling, and crocheting, and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Pam) Kitchen, Richard (Sandy) Kitchen, and Sharlayne (Bernard) Grawey, all of Cheboygan, and Clifford (Juanita) Kitchen of Colorado, 8 grandchildren, 7

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great grandchildren, a sister in law, Alice Tallman of Cheboygan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harvey, an infant daughter, Nancy, a grandson, Mitchell Grawey, four sisters, Ruby Elya, Rhoda Terrian, Helen Dow, and Dorothy Elyea, and six brothers, Clarence, Everette, Edwin, Melvin, Clifford, and Harold Tallman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 2-4pm, and 6-8pm, at the Christian Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 am, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Trevor Herm officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Straits. Friends and family wishing to share condolences and memories of Rosanna are invited to sign an online register book at www.

and enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Surviving are her five daughters, Denise (Don) Clark of Cheboygan, Carol (Joseph) Michael of Indian River, Maureen Smith, also of Cheboygan, Jennifer (Gerry) Manion of Rochester Hills, and Janine (Duane) Walker of Fowlerville, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a sister, Dolores Poniatowski of Grand Rapids, 2 brothers, Paul Syrek and Raymond (Dolores) Syrek, also of Grand Rapids, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maurice, an infant son, William, and a sister, Betty Swift. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 19 at 5-8 pm, with a Scripture Service beginning at 7 pm, at the Christian Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 20 at 1 pm, with visitation beginning at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riggsville. Rev Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Mullett Burt Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Hospice of the Straits, or the charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to share condolences and memories of Ester are invited to sign an online register book at The Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Esther T. Smith (October 25, 1924 - July 17, 2010) Esther T. Smith, 85, of Topinabee, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at her home. A resident of Topinabee since 1988, moving from Grand Rapids, Esther was born October 25, 1924 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Paul and Johanna (Groters) Syrek. On January 8, 1949 in Grand Rapids, she married Maurice Smith, who preceded her in death 1997. In addition to raising her family, she was employed at several factories in Grand Rapids, Mt. Clemens, and Richmond for Roberta Babcock many years. She attended (October 11, 1936 - July 18, Sacred Heart Catholic 2010) Church and Cross in the Roberta J. Babcock 73 Woods Catholic Church, Roberta Babcock age 73

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of Bois Blanc Island, died Sunday July 18, 2010 . Roberta was born in Kalkaska, Michigan October 11, 1936 the daughter of Cecil and Leona (Brodock) Calkins. Following graduation from High School, Roberta married Victor Babcock, June 9,1956 in Kalkaska. The Babcocks moved to Bois Blanc and have made the island their home for the past 54 years. Roberta loved the island life and enjoyed visting with her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed her daily devotions and feeding the birds as well as cooking and baking and doing embroidery. Survivors include her husband Victor, sons Mark (Terry Rodloff) of Bloomfield Hills and Tony (Chris) of Port Huron, 2 grandchildren; Nathan and Cameron, one brother James (Roberta) Calkins of Spring Arbor and a sister Dana (Robert) Ingersoll Jr of Fife Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at the Nordman Funeral Home from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am at

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