Grand Traverse
County Michigan




Courtad, Aloysius

A.H. Courtad Rites Friday

Traverse City Record Eagle

4 May 1960

pg 8


A.H. Courtad Rites Friday

A funeral mass will be sung at 10:00 am Friday at St. Francis Chirch for Aloysius H Courtad, 64, of 1012 Webster Street, who died Tuesday morning at Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility after a lengthy illness.

Celebrant of theMass will be Rev. Fr. Joseph E Kohler, and burial will be in the family lot in Oakwood Catholic cemetery.

The body reposes at Martinson Funeral home in Traverse City where a Rosary will be recited at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Mr. Courtad was born on September 21, 1895 at Cleveland, Ohio and lived there until moving to Traverse City in 1934.  A state highway department employee for several years, he later was employed by Parsons Corp until ill health forced his retirement.

In 1916 he was married to Nellie L Courtade, who survives.

Also surviving are: six sons, Eugene of Huston, Tex., and Kenneth, Richard, Al Jr., Donald, and Bernard all of Traverse City, six Daughters Mrs. Joan Romis of Cuyahoga Fall, Ohio and Mrs Marie Ockert , Mrs. Eileen Newman, Mrs. Patricia Franke, Mrs. Geraldine Smith, and Miss Dolores Courtad, all of Traverse City; one brother Raymond Courtad of Cleveland; 23 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Courtad, Judith Ann

Traverse City Record Eagle

Monday, March 7, 1994

Page 8A


Judith Ann Courtad

Died March 5, 1994

Traverse City- Judith Ann Courtad, 60, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.

                A homemaker, she had been a resident of Traverse City most of her life.

                She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, No. 2780 Cherryland Post.

                She was born in Mishawaka, Ind., on April 7, 1933, the daughter of Gerald and Mae (Spoor) Hiatt.

                On March 2, 1957, in St. Francis Catholic Church, Traverse City, she married Donald F. Courtad, who survives.

                Also survivin are three daughters, Linda (Kevin) Ostrowaki, Deborah Stachnik and Melissa Courtad all of Traverse City; tow brothers, Gary Hiatt of Traverse City and John Hiatt of Grand Rapids; one sister Nancy Patino of Lexington, Ky., and five grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Gerald Robert Hiatt and Richard James Hiatt.

                Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, Fr. John Tupper officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

                Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where a V.F.W. Auxiliary Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

                In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 2780 Cancer Fund.

Courtad, Kenneth J.

TRAVERSE CITY - Kenneth J. Courtad was called home by the Lord on his 85th birthday.
Born on Aug. 16, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Nellie (Courtade) and Aloysius Courtad. Ken moved to the Traverse City area in 1934. On Oct. 1, 1938, in Traverse City, he married Amy C. Ward, who survives.
Ken was employed by Lee 'N Cady in the 1930s, and then worked for Parsons Corporation until he was called to the war in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Pacific Basin. He returned to the states as a Disabled American Veteran.
In 1950, Ken became the first employee of Cone Drive Gear, working as a machinist, and went on to become a foreman. When he left Cone Drive Gear in 1966, he was the plant superintendent, having held the position for 16 years. In 1966, he and his wife purchased the Country Squire Men's Wear, which they owned until their retirement in 1987.
Ken loved the game of golf, and was an avid reader and crossword puzzler. In his later years, he enjoyed delivering cars for Traverse Motors. He had a journal that could tell you the best route, mileage, and where to stop for gas and food every place he had ever delivered a car.
He was a man of few words, but you always knew where you stood with Ken. He was a fair and religious man. His home, which he and his brothers built, and his family were his greatest pleasures.
Ken was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, was a life member and past commander of the DAV, and was a member of Cherryland VFW Post 2780.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Amy; and children, William (Diane) of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Janet (Michael) McManus, Kathryn (Joseph) Schueller, David (Christy), all of Traverse City. There are 11 grandchildren, Susan Manukas, Jennifer (Jon) Edwards, Michelle McManus (Keith) Nelson, Jim (Susan) McManus, Amy (Jason) Hillier, Sarah (Mark) West, Adam Schueller, Joshua, David (Brandie), Justin and Jacob Courtad. He had 13 great-grandchildren.
Ken is also survived by his brothers, Richard (Maxine), Eugene, Aloysius (Murna) and sisters, Marie Keaton, Eileen (Richard) Newman, Patricia (James) Franke, Joan (Luke) Romis, Geraldine (William) Smith, and Delores Kress; many nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bernard and Donald.
Visitation will take place at St. Francis Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a rosary at 8:30 p.m.
The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Church Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fr. James Gardiner serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the GTACS Athletic Dept.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

Traverse City Record Eagle, August 18, 2003

Courtad, Richard Aloysius

Richard Courtad

Died May 20, 2006


Traverse City- Richard Aloysius "Dick" Courtad, 86 of Traverse City, died Saturday, May 20, 2006.

Dick was born March 24, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Aloysius and Nellie (Courtade) Courtad.  On Feb. 22, 1944 he married Maxine L Loomis in Fort Custer.

Dick worked as a truck driver for Armour & Co in Grand Rapids and Traverse City, and as an auto mechanic for Grand Traverse Auto.  He retired from Cone Drive Gear as a machinist in 1980.

Dick was a leader of 4-H Club for 15 years.  He served on the Almira Township Board as a trustee and was fire chief on the original Almira Township Fire Department.  He held office in Cone Drive Credit Union; was a Red Cross first-aid instructor; defense coordinator with Grand Traverse County and Almira Township.; and served as a deputy sheriff in Almira Township for Benzie County.

In recent years, Dick held offices of Chairman and Treasurer of the Grand Traverse Area UAW Retirees, and Chairman of Michigan Northwest Lower Peninsula UAW Workers Council, covering nine lower Michigan Counties.

Dick served in the United States Army 88th Field Hospital during World War II in Okinawa.  He was honorably discharge with the rank of S/Sgt.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Maxine; children, Douglas Courtad, Carol (John) Fitzgerald, Mary (Dale) Dort and Susan (Jim) Childs; six grandchildren, Bobbi (Troy) Scott, Tammy (Jeremy) Clous, Alanna (Eric) Fant, Shawn Fitzgerald, Angela and Chirstina Childs; five great-grandchildren, Austin and Emily Scott, Tyler and Josie Clous, and Lillian Fant, all of the Traverse City area.  Also survivin are two brothers, Rugene and Al Courtad of Traverse City; and six sisters, Marie Keaton, Eileen (Rich) Newman, Pat (Jim) Franke, Geraldine (William) Smith, all of Traverse City, Joan (Luke) Romis of Ohio and Dolores Kress of Illinois.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, A.H. and Nellie Courtad; brothers, Kennedth, Donald and Bernard Courtad, sister Rita; and grandson Scott Dort.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Fr. James Hayaden officiating.  Interment will follow in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions in memory of Dick be made to Veterans Memoiral, c/o Almira Township, 7276 Ole White Dr, Lake Ann, MI 49650.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.


Traverse City Record Eagle

May 22, 2006 pg 6C


Traverse City Record Eagle

Thursday, July 18,2002 page 3B





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