Carol Lynn Borland
Carol Lynn Borland of Kewadin, Michigan, formally of Waterford, Michigan, went to be with her Lord on February 15, 2021 at the age 68 years.
Carol was born December 4, 1952 at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan. She was the daughter of Lillian A. Borland and late William J. Borland; loving sister of Robert R. (Dale J.) Borland; aunt of Charlotte, Robert S, and William Borland.
Carol is also survived by dear friends, Beth Peery-Roach, Jeri Pulford, and many other close family and friends.
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan Mast ALS Foundation – Northwest Michigan Region.
Royce "Corky" Lueck
Royce Roland Lueck, better known as Corky, passed peacefully at home on February 12, 2021. Corky Lueck was the second son born to Dutch and Mary Lueck of Mancelona, Michigan on November 21, 1936. Dutch and Mary also gave Corky three sisters. His early years were spent in Detroit while his father worked in the factories. When Corky was nine years old the family returned to the Mancelona area and settled on a dairy farm in Kewadin.
Growing up on the farm and as a teenager Corky’s love for motorcycles began and lasted through all his years. Graduating from Elk Rapids High School in 1955, Corky went on to work as a machinist at Super Tool until they closed their doors. From there he went to work for Becks Mustard, makers of gourmet mustards.
In 1982 Corky married RuthAnn K. Forslund from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Corky introduced his love of motorcycling to his new bride. Through the years they traveled extensively cross country on their BMW motorcycles. They shared many “miles and smiles” during their life together. Corky retired in 2002 and it was then that Corky and RuthAnn moved to Ocala, Florida. After retiring in beautiful Ocala, the couple’s love for motorcycling increased and they joined the “Fraternal Order of the Eagles” in Silver Springs, Florida. Corky and RuthAnn also joined the German American club of Marion County. Auf Wiedersehen and we’ll miss you! Happy Riding!
Preceding Corky in death were his father, Dutch Lueck; mother, Mary Lueck; older brother Gayle (Butch) Lueck of Michigan; and sister Diane Gilbert of Englewood, Florida.
Corky’s surviving relatives include his wife of 39 years, RuthAnn K. Lueck; sister, Carolyn Sue Bradford of Midland, Michigan; sister Janice (Ken) Nordin of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
There was a graveside service for Corky’s family and friends on February 18, 2021. Memorial contributions in Corky’s name can be made to the hospice organization of your choice.
Bruce G. Stevens
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce G. Stevens, of Elk Rapids, Michigan, on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the age of 100, dying peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.
Bruce was a graduate of Albion College where he set many track and football records, some of which stand to this day. Following college, he began his lifelong career as an executive for the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. He retired after 38 years as National Director of Service.
Bruce was a loving and generous man who volunteered his services to many causes, including teaching elementary school children computer skills, driving a local ambulance, and whatever was needed by his church, Kewadin Methodist.
He is survived by his loving children, Norman (Sheila) Stevens, of Florida; Lenore (Scott) Henderson, of Massachusetts; Thomas (Kimberly) Stevens, of Florida; daughter-in-law, Karen Stevens, of Colorado; sisters-in-law Bea Stevens and Lorraine King; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Bruce is also survived by his companion of 18 years, Louise Gates, who was a vital part of his life in his later years, along with her daughter, Liz (Bob) Atkinson and three children.
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Betty (King) Stevens, his oldest son Douglas, his sister Marylou Houghton, brother Charles Stevens, and brother-in-law Earl King.
We miss him dearly, may he Rest in Peace.
If you would like to make a memorial donation in Bruce’s name: Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, MI 49301 or Kewadin Methodist Church, 7234 Cairn Highway, Kewadin, MI 49648.
A family memorial celebration will be held this summer when loved ones can gather safely.
Richard N. Stosio
Richard N. Stosio, age 91, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Richard married Irene Trojanowski on July 14, 1956 in Detroit at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. They were married for 65 years.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Irene Stosio; his children, Richard Stosio, John (Debra) Stosio, Ann (Thomas) Simms, Robert Stosio, Gerald Stosio, and Gary (Kelly) Stosio; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in passing by his sister, Genevieve.
Richard was a devoted Christian who was active member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Elk Rapids, where he volunteered his time as an usher, Eucharistic minister to the sick and an alter server. He had a concern for the less fortunate and generously gave to charities that served people around the world.
Richard was much loved and will truly be missed by every life he has ever touched.
A mass was held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elk Rapids. Rev. Robert Zuchowski officiated.
Interment will take place in the spring at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
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