Michael A. Horton
Carl William Peterson
Michael A. Horton, 73, of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at home on September 15, 2020. Michael was born on July 13, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Priscilla (Riba) Horton, daughter Laurie (Gabe) Glynn of Half Moon Bay, California; son Matthew Horton of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren Gavin Glynn and Makena Glynn, both of Half Moon Bay; and brother Kim Horton of Rapid City.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Marie Horton of Rapid City, Michigan. No memorial service is planned. The family thanks Hospice of Michigan for their support. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Elmer R. Schultz
Elmer R. Schultz, of Elk Rapids, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on September 15, 2020, just days after celebrating his 100th birthday.
Elmer was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 1920 to Ralph and Margaret (Pohl) Schultz. On April 18, 1942 at St. Martins Church in Detroit, he married the former Eileen Bruso. Elmer was a skilled machinist who was employed by Detroit Tap & Tool and later Commando Tool Company for 40 years. These companies played a vital role during war time. He retired in 1985, and then moved up north to Elk Rapids from Troy, Michigan with his family.
Elmer was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy, as well as Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. He was a 4th Degree Knights member in the Detroit area and the Knights of Columbus in Elk Rapids. He loved bowling on the Knights of Columbus team, horseback riding, and also square dancing with his lovely wife, Eileen, at the Button and Bows Club. Elmer has a long list of charitable works with the church and Knights of Columbus. He also spent many hours helping out with his family’s cherry orchards. If you ever needed help with anything “Just call Al.” Most importantly he was a good father and husband.
Elmer is survived by his wife of 78 years, Eileen; children, David (Judy), Guy (Susan), Anne Marie (Eric) Richey and Dennis (Kim). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by a son, Ralph; brothers, James and Joe, and sisters, Phyllis and Mary Ann.
A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions appreciated to the Knights of Columbus, c/o 13260 Rex Terrace Rd. Rapid City, MI 49676, or Hospice of Michigan.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.
Carl William Peterson, age 82, of Elk Rapids, passed into the loving care of GOD, September 19, 2020 at Munson Medical Center. Carl was born January 21, 1938 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Carl and Arlene (Clark) Peterson.
Carl grew up on the east coast, and enjoyed wonderful adventures with his family, including entertaining a future queen while playing the piano. He also enlisted in the United States Navy and was a proud veteran. On September 1, 1957 in Mio, Michigan, he married his beloved wife, Connie (Birdsall). Carl worked for General Motors while living in Ithaca, Michigan before the couple moved to Elk Rapids in 1968 and made it their home. Once established in Elk Rapids, he took up carpentry, and was a much sought after tradesman for his cabinetry and home building.
Carl had a deep respect for nature, and enjoyed cutting and splitting firewood, walking his dogs, bird watching, and fishing behind the dam in Elk Rapids. He was a familiar face in the community, and many sought out his knowledge regarding his fishing expertise. He especially enjoyed spending time at his cabin the Upper Peninsula just soaking up nature and spending time with his family.
Carl had a very welcoming personality and was a well-respected and noble character, always ready to give a helping hand. He will be missed by everyone. His grandchildren were especially dear to his heart, and he enjoyed teaching them and tell them stories.
Besides his wife, Connie, he is survived by his children, Kenneth (Linda), Michael (Pat), Christopher (Debra), and daughter Lynda Peterson. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents and brother Donald.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the harbor pavilion in Elk Rapids.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.
Forrest James “Jim” Wicks
Former Elks Rapids resident, Forrest James “Jim” Wicks, 87, of Portage Township, died Wednesday morning September 16, 2020, at his residence in the presence of his loving wife, Margie, and his family.
Jim was born September 17, 1932, in Elk Rapids, son of the late Forrest and Amy (Wilson) Wicks. Jim was a 1950 graduate of Elk Rapids High School.
In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his sister Ruth Sutter and stepson Bill Gleason.
Survivors include his loving wife, Margie, of Portage Township; daughters, Pam (Ed) Quinn of Hudson, Wisconsin, and Karen (Steve) Langhart of Dallas, Texas; stepson Jim (Kim) Gleason of Auburn; grandchildren Shannon and Kevin Quinn, Spencer and Amelia Langhart and Katie and James Gleason; sister Rosemary Wade of Bellaire; companion dogs Angel II and Jeannie; companion cats Hummer and Heidi.
A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Curtis with Fr. Phil Witkowski officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, 6091W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854 or the Erickson Center for the Arts, PO Box 255, Curtis, Michigan 49820 in his memory.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.