Reece Ryan Isenhart
Reece Ryan Isenhart, 26, of Elk Rapids entered into his heavenly home on July 7, 2019. Reece was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 15, 1992. He moved with his family to Elk Rapids in 2004. Reece loved life in northern Michigan, and enjoyed hiking, skiing, boating, swimming, and taking in the amazing sunsets near his family home on East Bay. To know Reece was to love him. He had an infectious smile, a goofy disposition, and a big heart for people. Reece loved to golf, hunt, run, and be active in any way he could – including sports. He played baseball, basketball, and football for Elk Rapids High School from 2007-2011, before going on to play college football at Northwood University from 2011-2015. Reece loved God with all of his heart and felt the love and presence of his Savior most when he was spending time in His beautiful creation. Reece clung to God and His promises as he bravely walked through a battle with cancer in 2017. His Bible was never far from his side, and he tried to spend each evening reading through God’s Word.
Reece touched countless lives in his time here on earth. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Reneé Isenhart; siblings Danielle (Wesley) Jarmusch, Jared Isenhart, and Darica (Major) Bevis; nephews and niece, Caleb, Gabrielle, Benjamin and Calvin; grandparents Jim and Karen Isenhart, Carol (Luc Serriere) Wylie, Ed Elkins and James Campbell; aunts, uncles, and cousins, and countless friends.
There will be a service to honor his life on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11a.m. at New Hope Community Church, 5100 Bethesda Ct., Williamsburg, MI 49690. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at New Hope on Thursday, July 11, 2019, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions in Reece’s name can be made to New Hope Community Church.
Reece and his family are being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24
Mary Schuyler Narum
Mary Schuyler Narum passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, in Boulder, Colorado. She was born on December 29, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary was a proud Michigan State Spartan, an elementary school teacher, a member of the local PEO, a member of the Elk Rapids Garden Club and a volunteer at the Elk Rapids Library.
Although she spent the last 12 years in Boulder, Elk Rapids was always her home. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Narum. She is survived by her children, Christine Eberle (Scott), Lynn Kellenberger (Thomas) and Frank Narum (Kathy), eight grandchildren and three great grandies. She was beloved by all and left nothing but goodness in her wake. Her life will be celebrated at a private family service.
June Elizabeth (Gilchrist) Schwarz
June Elizabeth (Gilchrist) Schwarz was born in Toledo on August 17, 1928 at 8:17 a.m. and passed away on June 30, 2019.
June spent her early years in Vermont and moved to Pleasant Ridge as an adolescent and attended and graduated from Lincoln High School.
June married G. Robert (Bob) Schwarz on July 6, 1949 and was both Bob’s full-time receptionist and mother to two girls, Karen and Lynn.
Bob and June moved to Grayling in 1970 where they lived until moving to Elk Rapids in 2003. June was a talented and accomplished artist and silversmith who showed and sold her jewelry at several fine art shops. While still living in Grayling, she was interviewed by the Traverse City Record Eagle. The words under her picture captured her perfectly: “In between phone calls, June Schwarz works on her jewelry while she answers the phone for her husband’s Chiropractic Office. Sometimes she has to balance an acetylene torch in one hand and the phone in the other hand.” Her children and grandchildren were the lucky recipients of some of her paintings and jewelry creations.
June was a quiet force who was great at both organizing and implementing. She will be missed by many friends at Meadowview Commons, where she lived for the past 16 years, and will be mourned by her friends and family, including her daughters, Karen Elizabeth Graham (Terry Long), Lynn Ann Glahn (Herb), both of Harbor Springs, and her five grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Charles (Ryan), Jared Jeffrey Graham (Jenna), Paul Robert Glahn (Becky Morton), Peter Joseph Glahn (Jennifer Adkins), and David Gilchrist Glahn (Nora), and her two great grand children, Graham Robert Charles and Emma Elizabeth Charles.
June was a great mom, mother-in-law, and gramma. She was predeceased by her husband, G. Robert Schwarz, to whom she was married for over 62 years, and her two sisters, Norma Cole and Dorothy Augusten.
June requested that there be no funeral — a gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the Elk Rapids Library.