Allan Stuart Brown, 85, of Mancelona, MI passed away on Feb. 22, 2024, peacefully at home.  Born Dec 1, 1938, in Kalkaska, he was the son of Albert and Eadvega (Buragas) Brown. Allan married Diana Brown on April 16, 1968.  He was born in Kalkaska and moved back to the area after retiring from the state police after 28 years. He continued working with the Traverse Narcotics team for another 28...
Fran A. Vanniman, 59 of Bellaire passed away Feb. 20, 2024 at home.   She was born March 31, 1964 in Charlevoix the daughter of William and Emma (Brooks) Carpenter.   Fran grew up in Ellsworth where she graduated from High School. She began her career as a hair dresser in 1982 and continued cutting, curling, and styling hair for over 40 years.    The love of Fran’s life were her children and...
Heaven holds a special place for Joan Claire Toole. Joan passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2024, and now occupies her spot in heaven with her husband and soulmate, Jerry (2015). A life lived such as hers – one filled with love, laughter, and friendship – is to be celebrated and remembered. Joan was a deep believer in God and actively pursued the power of positive thinking. Fueled by her attitude...
(1929 - 2024) Laurine passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 at the age of 94.   She was born in Chicago on May 22, 1929 to Robert and Mabel Rice. She married Robert Dean Hoffman on Aug. 23, 1947.  Moving several times, the family made a home in Bellaire, MI and Fowlerville, MI.  Most recently she has been a resident of Golf Lakes Estates in Bradenton, FL for the last 40+ years where...
Sharon Haley Fitzpatrick, 83, of Alden, MI, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, peacefully at her home surrounded by those she loved the most. Sharon’s legacy lives on in the memories and relationships she nurtured throughout her life in New York and at Torch Lake with her children, their spouses, grandchildren, potential future spouses, family, friends, and an assortment of granddogs. She was born on...
Jody Lynn (Ehret) Prestine, 66, of South Boardman, MI began her journey back to the stardust from which we all came on Feb. 19, 2024. Her husband and dog were at her side as she peacefully slipped away in her own bed. Jody was born on Sept. 25, 1957 in Elkhart, IN where she remained through high school graduation. She led a wonderfully eclectic life, primarily as a knowledgeable, capable, and...

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