Grand Traverse
County Michigan

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Lafayette, Arthur

Arthur Lafayette

Arthur C. Lafayette,48 years of age, passed away at his home on the Peninsula Monday night of heart disease. He had been a resident here many years and was well known and respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He leaves a daughter, Cecile, and three brothers, William, Henry and Peter. Funeral services were held from the home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood.

The Traverse City press

Traverse City Michigan

July 12, 1917

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Lardie, Albert R.

Lardie- Albert R. Lardie, 74, of 9662 Center Road, Traverse City, passed away July 17 at Munson Medical Center following a short illness.  Surviving are his wife, Helen, whom he married May 25, 1921 at Nesson City; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Louise) Kennedy of Traverse City; one brother, Julius Lardie of Traverse City; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mr. Lardie was born April 9, 1899 at Walton Junction, Mich., son of Fred and Carried Lardie who preceded him in death.  Two brothers also preceded him in death.  A veteran of World War I. Mr. Lardie was a farmer in the Traverse City area for 52 years.  A Members of the Mapleton Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Traverse City with Dr. Walter Derylo officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8 at the Martinson Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan

Wednesday, July 18, 1973

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Anna

Death Claims Mrs. Lardie

Mrs. Mike (Anna) Lardie, 87, of Blue Water road, Old Mission peninsula, died Sunday evening at Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility after a long illness.

Mrs. Lardie was born April 6, 1877 in Grand Rapids and had been a resident of Old Mission peninsula for the past 20 years. 

She is survived by a nephew, Oakley Lardie of Old Mission peninsula.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds funeral home in Traverse City, Rev F. Patrick Barrett officiating, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Monday, July 27, 1964

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Anissa Jo

Lardie-Anissa Jo Lardie, six months old, of Route 1 Williamsburg, passed away Saturday at Munson Medical Center. Surviving are her parents, Larry and Patricia Lardie of Williamsburg; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Lardie and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Gunnett of Traverse City, and Keith Nicholson of Plainwell; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Umlor and Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Franz of Traverse City, Anna Gunnett of South Bend, and Leamon Lake of Traverse City: and several aunts and uncles.  Anissa was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Gerals Schidlich officiating.  Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call Sunday and Monday evenings at the funeral home.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Monday, June 12, 1972

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Catherine May nee Nielson

Mrs. Lardie Taken by Death

Mrs. Catherine M. (Kittie) Lardie, 85, of 13795 Center road, Old Mission peninsula, died Thursday evening at Munson hospital in Traverse City after a short illness. 

Catherine Nielson was born May 20, 1878 at Pentwater and had been a resident of Old Mission Peninsula since her marriage to Charles A. Lardie in 1904.  She was a charter member of Bowers Harbor Senoir Women’s Club and belonged to other organizations on the peninsula.

Surviving are: one son, Oakley, of Old Mission peninsula; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Ann Peterson of Ludington; and nieces and nephews.

The husband, two sons, and two daughters preceded Mrs. Lardie in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Mapleton St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Rev. Fr. Patrick Barratt officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds funeral home in Traverse City.

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Friday, June 7, 1963

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Charles Augustus

C.A. Lardie pf Peninsula is Injury Victim

Prominent Resident Dies After Accident In Stable

 

Charles A. Lardie, 70, a lifelong resident of Peninsula township, died this morning at Munson hospital as the result of an accident which occurred on his farm about noon Thursday.

Circumstances surrounding his injury are not known.  He was found outside the barn by a farmhand and rushed to Munson hospital.  It is presumed by relatives and friends that he was working in one of the horse stalls when the animal, in some manner or another, became frightened and crushed him against the wall.

Mr. Lardie was born on the Peninsula in 1874 and was united in marriage in 1903 to Kittie Nielsen of Ludginton.

Well known throughout the region, he served as secretary of the Peninsula Telephone Company for many years, also serving on the Grand Traverse county welfare commission for an extended term.

Surviving, beside the widow, are two sons, Stanley, at home, and Oakley of the United States navy serving somewhere in the Pacific. One son and two daughters preceded him in death. Also surviving are two brothers, John J. Lardie and Michael Lardie, both of Peninsula Township, and scores of other relatives and friends.

 

The body was taken to the Hibbard funeral Chapel and will be returned to the farm home Saturday evening where the rosary will be said Sunday at 8 o’clock for members of the parish and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph church at Mapleton. Rev. Fr. J. S. Winikaitis of Elk Rapids will officiate. Burial will be in the Mapleton Catholic cemetery.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Friday, March 30, 1945

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Donald Clayton

Obituary

Lardie-Donald Clayton Lardie, 62, of 1309 S. Long Lake Rd., passed away February 6 at Munson Medical Center after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Newman Lardie; a son, George W of Traverse City; a daughter Mrs. Edwin (Charlene) Stevens of Traverse City; a sister, Mrs. Helen Trudell of Bay City; two uncles, Julius C and Albert R Lardie both of Traverse City; and five grandchildren. Mr. Lardie was born January 4, 1911 in Traverse City to William in Inez Lardie and was married in Traverse City January 12, 1932. He had been a lifelong resident of Traverse City. Mr. Lardie was employed by Parsons manufacturing company for 25 years and was presently employed by Essex international Inc. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday from the Martinson funeral home, Traverse City, with Rev. Robert C Wolff officiating. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in memorials may be directed to the Oak Park Congregational church. Friends may call at Martinson funeral home Traverse City.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Traverse City Michigan

Wednesday, February 7, 1973

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Edward Oliver

E. O. The Lardie of Peninsula dies

Edward Oliver Lardie, a member of an esteemed pioneer family of the peninsula, passed away at Munson Hospital Thursday morning at 11 o’clock.

Mr. Lardie was born on the peninsula, February 25, 1911, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lardie, and attended the Mapleton school. On October 15, 1935, he was united in marriage to Irma Bosma at St. Mary’s Church, Muskegon, and the young couple returned to the peninsula to make their home. Mr. Lardie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Left to mourn their loss, besides the widow, are a son David and two daughters, Margot Elizabeth and, at home; his father John Lardie; one sister, Mrs. Earl Holmes of Ludington, a half-sister, Mrs. Ruth Snyder, Route one; a half brother, Matthew Zoulek of Detroit, other relatives and many friends. His mother preceded him in death three years [ago] and a half sister [brother], Isadore Lardie died in 1938.

The body was taken to the Weaver mortuary where the rosary will be said this evening at 8 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph Church, Rev. father King officiating, in interment will be made in the family lot Mapleton.

Traverse City Record-EagleTraverse City Michigan
Friday, October 12, 1945
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subtmitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Esther 

Mrs. Esther Lardie Dead

Aged Pioneer passed away yesterday in this City 

Mrs. Esther Lardie, widow of the late George Lardie, died yesterday morning at 9 o’clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Buisson of Webster street.  The cause of death was old age, Mrs. Lardie being 79 years old.

Mrs. Lardie was one of the pioneers of this region, having moved to Grand Traverse county in 1859, settling upon the original Lardie homestead on the peninsula, where she lived till last fall, removing at that time to the city and residing with her daughter till the time of her death.

Deceased was the mother of a large family, most of whom are well known in this section.  The children are: E.B. Lardie of Kingsley, J. C. Lardie of Ludington, George Lardie of Old Mission, Ensom Lardie or Ontario, Peter Lardie of Grand Rapids, John and Oliver Lardie of Mapleton, Mrs. Mary Paige of Saulte Ste. Marie and Mrs. Buisson of this city.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 o’clock from St. Francis church.

The Morning Record
Wednesday, January 16, 1901

submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Laride, Francis Roy aka F. Roy

Lardie- F. Roy Lardie, 84, of 316 Cochlin St., passed away Monday at Munson Medical Center after a length illness.  Surviving are two sons, Alex of Topeka, Kansas, and Melvin of Acme: a daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Opal) Winnie of Traverse City; a brother, Morris of New York; a sister, Mrs. Otto Steffes of Old Mission; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Mrs. Lardie preceded him in death in 1970.  Mr. Lardie was born Dec. 20, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lardie.  He had been a fruit farmer on the Old Mission Peninsula for many years before retiring in 1966.  He was a member of the Old Mission Congregational Church and the Farm Bureau and Grange.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Traverse City with Rev. Homer G. Biddlecum officiating.  Interment will be in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Old Mission Congregational Church.

Record-Eagle, Traverse City

Tuesday, June 6, 1972

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Frederick "Fred"

Fred Lardie of Peninsula dies

Fred Lardie, 83, pioneer of Traverse City in the Grand Traverse region, died Tuesday morning at Munson Hospital following a prolonged illness.

Mr. Lardie was born on the Peninsula May 24, 1862, and lived in this region his entire life. He was in the produce business as a buyer and handler, until ill health forced his retirement 15 years ago. Mrs. Lardie preceded him in death in 1899.

Left to mourn their loss are for sons, William of the city; Ralph of Lansing; Albert of the Peninsula; Julius of the US army stationed in Europe: seven grandchildren; ask great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Lardie of old mission; a sister, Miss Rose Lardie of the city; and many other relatives and friends.

The body was taken to the Hibbard Chapel were services will be held Friday afternoon at 230 with the Rev. Howard R. Towne is seating. The body will be placed in the mausoleum until spring when burial will be made in the family lot.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Wednesday, December 26, 1945

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 Funeral of pioneer-funeral services for Fred Lardie, 83, a pioneer of Traverse City and the Grand Traverse region, whose death occurred Tuesday at Munson Hospital following a long illness, were conducted from the Hibbard Chapel Friday afternoon, the Rev. Howard R. Towne, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating. Commitment was made in the mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery until spring when burial will be made in the family lot.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Saturday, December 29, 1945

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, George, Senior

Death of George Lardie, Senior

George Lardie, Senior, died at his home, in Peninsula Township, Wednesday morning, November 21 at the age of 78. Mr. Lardie had been sick for a few days. His disease-plural pneumonia.

Mr. Lardie was born in Montréal, in the year 1812. He took up arms and for a prominent part in the revolution in 1837 and 38 called in lower Canada, “the Papineau war, the leader or chief of that name. This was a struggle from the Continental government, in which people were successful, but not immediately, and some executions took place and others were banished to the island of Bermuda. The principle involved ultimately triumph, three or four years later. Several engagements took place, and quite a number of lives were lost. Mr. Lardie escapes the extreme penalty meted out to some of his companions and remained in Montréal several years after the close of the war, and then removed to the United States, and at one time was successfully engaged in the mercantile business, but by reserves lost thousands he had accumulated and in 1860 he landed with his family at old mission, with but $40 in cash in his pocket, and a few household goods. A home was at once began in the woods, and a log cabin built in a little clearing started.

Careful management, hard work in determined energy made, as the years passed, the little clearing, a fine farm, a handsome home and a prosperous neighborhood. For many years the Lardie family have occupied an honorable and important position, socially

 

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, George Edmund

Death Takes G. E. Lardie

Old Mission- George Edmund Lardie, 71, of Old Mission died Friday afternoon at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a lingering illness.

A funeral mass will be said at St. Joseph’s Church, Mapleton, with committal to Oakwood mausoleum in Traverse City and burial in St. Joseph’s cemetery in the spring.

The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Reynold funeral home in Traverse City.

Mr. Lardie was born August 13, 1897 at Old Mission where he spent his entire life.  He was a life member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Mapleton and was a World War I verteran and a member of the American Legion Post of Old Mission.

Mr. Lardie operated Lardie’s Grocery at Old Mission until 1963.  His father, Henry Lardie and grandfather, George Lardie, operated the same grocery in their lifetimes.

He was united in marriage to Alberta McManus of the peninsula on October 11, 1927.  Mrs. Lardie survives him.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Jane) Dean of Klamath Falls, Oregon and Mrs. Stanley (Barbara) Zack of Norco, California; four grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Lardie of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Adolph (Lillian) Freedlund of Detroit and Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Watson of Traverse City.

Mr. Lardie was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Monday, March 3, 1969

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submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Gertrude H.

Death takes miss Lardie

Ms. Gertrude H. Lardie, 69, of old mission died this morning at Grand Traverse medical care facility after 16 months’ illness.

Ms. Lardie was born June 12, 1894 at old mission and was a lifelong resident of the area. For 22 years she was postmaster at old mission, a position previously held by her father, Henry Lardie, and by her grandfather, George Lardie. A member of Mapleton St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Miss Lardie was a past president of Old Mission women’s club.

Surviving are two brothers, George Lardie of old mission in Anthony Lardie of Detroit; two sisters Mrs. Adolph (Lillian) Freedund of Detroit and Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Watson of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be sung at 9 AM, Friday at Mapleton St. Joseph church, Rev. father Patrick Barrett officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at 8 PM Thursday at Reynolds funeral home in Traverse City, where the body reposes.

Memorials may be directed to the Traverse City state hospital Chapel fund.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Wednesday, July 24, 1963

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submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Harriet nee Coutu

Passed Peacefully Away

Mrs. George Lardie, On of This County’s Oldest and Most Respected Pioneers Died Last Night.

Mrs. George Lardie, on of the earliest pioneers of the region, died last night at her home at Old Mission, aged sixty-nine years and six months.  She had been ill for a long time, and at the last passed peacefully away while sleeping.  Her maiden name was Harriet Coutu , and her was born in Berthier, Canada.  She married George Lardie over fifty year ago, and they had the pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding at their pleasant home at Old Mission a year or so ago.  Mr. and Mrs. Lardie came here in 1859, settling on a farm near Old Mission, and about 22 years ago they removed to Old Mission where their home has been ever since, Mr. Lardie conducting a general store there.  Besides her husband, Ms. Lardie leaves five sons, George W. and Fred L. of this city, Peter F., postmaster at Mapleton, Henry, Postmaster at Old Mission, and Stephen who is attending the University, and three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Swaney of Old Mission, Mrs. Matilda Hoffman of Mapleton and Miss Rose, who is at home.  Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at Mapleton Friday morning at 10 o’clock.

 

The Evening Record

Traverse City

Wednesday, April 10, 1901

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submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Henry M.

Lardie Services- Funeral services were held on Monday from St. Joseph’s church at Mapleton for Henry Lardie, S1, well known and respected citizen of the Peninsula, who died at his home in Old Mission early Friday, following a long illness.  Fr. J.S. Winikaitis of Elk Rapids officiated at the service and interment was made in Mapleton cemetery.

Record-Eagle, Traverse City
Wednesday, November 7, 1951
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Henry Lardie, Old Peninsula Resident, Dies

Henry M. Lardie, 81, one of the peninsula’s best known and most respected residents, died at his home in Old Mission early Friday following a long illness.

A lifelong resident of the Peninsula, where he was active in community affairs, Mr. Lardie was born on February 2, 1870, at Old Mission and spent his entire life there.  For many years he operated a grocery business at Old Mission and he also served as postmaster there for 42 years, retiring on May 16, 1940.

On August 29, 1894 Mr. Lardie united in marriage to Nora Comerford of Chicago, who preceded him in death on August 20, 1944. 

Her is survived by two sons, George of Old Mission and Anthony of Detroit; three daughters, Gertrude and Mrs. Mary Cook of Old Mission, and Mrs. Adolph Freedlund of Detroit; one sister, Rosalie Lardie of Old Mission; 10 grandchildren, and two great grandsons.  Two sons, Harold and Walter, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held from St. Joseph’s church at Mapleton, of which Mr. Lardie was a life member, at 10:00 o’clock Monday morning.  Fr. J.S. Winkaitis of Elk Rapids will officiate and burial will be made in Mapleton cemetery.  Services are in charge of Hibbard chapel.

The Rosary will be said at the family home in Old Mission Sunday evening at 8:00 o’clock.

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Sat, Nov 21, 1951

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Laride, Isadore A, Jr

Died March 25, 2001

 

Traverse City- Isadore A. Lardie, 74, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning at Bortz Healthcare in Traverse City.

                He was born in Traverse City on June 6, 1927, the son of Isadore A. and Elizabeth (Zoulek) Lardie.  On Dec. 26, 1970, in Charlevoix, he married the former Irene B Winkowiecki, who survives.

                Mr. Lardie worked as a machinist for Strombery-Carlson for many years, and also enjoyed farming.  He was a member of St. Francies Catholic Church and the Cherry Capital CB Club.

                In addition to his wife, Irene, he is survived by his daughters, Irene Lardie of Traverse City, Joana (Guy) Aldridge of Fife Lake and Carol (Bill) Irvine of Traverse City; Son, John Lardie; stepdaughters, Sandra Blouch of Interlochen and Mary (Ray) Page of Petosky; Stepson, Charles (Mary) Mitchell of Charlevios; sister, Maritta (Gene) Ghering; 16 Grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marie Rosanna Sandee Lardie; two brothers, Robert Lardie and John C. Lardie; sisters, Irene Giles, Dorothy Bellows, Gertrude VanHorn, Claribell Dugan and Ann Lou Milks.

                Friends may call at the Reynold-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

                A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father William Lipscomb serving as celebrant.  Burial will be in the spring at Ogdensburg Cemetery in Peninsula Township.

                Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Traverse City Record Eagle

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, James

Early cherry grower dies

James Lardie, 87, pioneer cherry grower of the old Mission Peninsula died early this morning at Boardman Valley Hospital after a lingering illness.

Mr. Lardie was born at Milton in Halton County, Canada on March 22, 1863 the son of Louis and Rosella Lardie. He came to Michigan in 1880 and settled on a farm and old Mission becoming operator of one of the first cherry orchards on the peninsula.

In 1884 he was united in marriage to Susan Lannin and to this union were born two sons and two daughters. His wife preceded him in death in 1895. In December 1896 he was married to also Martindale who preceded him in death in 1939. To this union were born two sons and two daughters.

He is survived by four sons, Albert of Sacramento, California, Roy of old Mission, _______ of Van Nuys, Calfornia, in Roland of Detroit; two daughters Mrs. Maude Shaw of Traverse City and Mrs. Lois Steffens of old Mission; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Two daughters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held from the Ivins card Methodist Church Friday afternoon at _____ o’clock with Rev. J. C. Matthews officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in Ogdensburg cemetery.

The body will remain at the Martinson funeral home in the city until Friday noon when it will be taken to Ogdensburg Methodist Church for services.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Tuesday, December 19, 1950

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Funeral of pioneer-funeral services for James Lardie, 87, pioneer cherry grower of the old Mission Peninsula, were held from Ogdensburg Methodist Church Friday afternoon with the Rev. J. C. Matthews officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in the Ogdensburg cemetery. Mr. Lardie died Wednesday at Boardman Valley Hospital following a long illness.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Saturday, December 23, 1950

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submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, John C.

Traverse City Record Eagle

Wednesday, June 7, 2000

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John C. Lardie

Died June 5, 2000

 

Traverse City- John C. Lardie, 78, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Monday.

                Born May 23, 1922, in Traverse City, he was the son of Isadore and Elizabeth (Zoulek) Lardie.

                John served in the US Army during World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters.  He was employed as a mechanic for Map-Pul Equipment for 40 years and enjoyed fishing. A member of the American Legion of Old Mission, he helped establish the Peninsula Township Fire Deparment.

                Survivors include two sons, Jack (Alice) and Jeff (Barb) Lardie- both of Traverse City; a daughter, Jill (Leroy) Hayes of Lake Ann; a brother, Isadore (Irene) Lardie of Traverse City; two sisters, Dorothy (Don) Bellows of Traverse City and Marietta Ghering of Canada; loving companion Isabell Eisner and her children, three sons, William (Delores) Eisner of Traverse City, James (Helen) Eisner of Idaho and Raymond (Sandy) Eisner of Colorado; and four daughters, Theresa (Harlan) Maue of Traverse City, Ann (Ted) Zvblis of Florida; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildre.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and one brother.

                A Celebration of Life ervice will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with Rev. Paul Megge officiating.  Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

                Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Marie Rosanna nee Sandee

Death Takes Mrs. Lardie

 

Mrs. Isadore Lardie Jr., 43, of 2705 Island View Road, Old Mission Peninsula, died early this morning at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a short illness.

Mrs. Lardie, the former Marie Sandee, was born November 14, 1923 at Oostburg, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sandee, and attended Townlama schools.  She was a member of Gibbsville Reformed Church at Sheboygan Falls, Wis. and had been a resident of Old Mission Peninsula for 10 years.

On May 23, 1949, she was married to Mr. Lardie who survives.

Also surviving are: three daughters, Irene, Joan and Carol, and one son, John, all at home; a brother Miles Sandee of Oostburg, Wis.; a step-sister, Mrs. Hulda Lammers of Oostburg, a step-mother, Mrs. Hilda Sandee of Sheboygan, Wis.: and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lardie will be held a 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Reformed Church, Traverse City, Rev. A. G. VanZante officiating, with burial in Odgensburg cemetery.

The body will repose at Reynolds funeral home in Traverse city until being taken to the church at 1 p.m. Monday to lie in state until time of funeral services.

 

Traverse City Record Eagle

14 Oct 1967

page 17

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Lardie, Mary Elizabeth nee Harris

Mary Elizabeth (Dorman) Lardie
TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Dorman Lardie of OldMission Peninsula passed beyond the veil on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Born July16, 1913, in St. Louis, Mo., Mary Elizabeth Harris was the middle daughter to Grace Noland Harris and Fredrick Maxwell Harris. The photo shown is her Odessa, Mo., high school graduation picture taken in 1931. Throughout her life, Mary's path went well beyond the traditional roles and boundaries set for women of her generation. Graduating from Kansas City Junior College in 1933 with an associate's degree in Art, she was hired shortly thereafter as the first editorial staff member of a fledging greeting card company known then as Hall Brothers- now known throughout the world as Hallmark Cards. She once described her starting pay as $20 per month and all I could learn. Mary and her husband, Harry C. Dorman Sr., moved to Traverse City in 1939, where she continued her work with Hallmark from her home on Three Mile Road. The 1940s brought her and Harry Sr. three surviving children, Harry C. (Sheri) Dorman Jr. of Traverse City, Mary Frances Dorman, of Bellaire, and Kathleen (Don) Wagner, of Lexington, Ky. Harry Sr. preceded her in death in 1983. Also preceding her in death was her older sister, Mildred Maxine. Mary was creative and energetic enough to effectively balance family and career. In the 1950s, while continuing to write for Hallmark Cards, she designedand marketed a successful teen line of scrapbooks, diaries, and related items which sold nationwide. She also invented and marketed several novelty items, the most notable of which was a spanking device called a Fanny Paddle, which eventually sold internationally. She traveled nationally throughout the 60s and 70smarketing her teen line and novelty items. Well-known in her field, she was listed in Whos Who In The Midwest, Whos Who In American Women, was given a biographical entry into the Library of National Archives, Washington, D.C., as well as the Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England. She never really retired, continuing her work well into the 1980s. In 1987 she was interviewed on National Public Radios All Things Considered, and was featured on anational Hollywood television talk show in connection with her unique career. In 1993 she donated nearly a thousand of her best-selling Hallmark card originalsto the company's archives, and was honored in October of that year at Hallmark headquarters in Kansas City for her contribution to the company and greeting card industry. Her career as a greeting card writer and illustrator spanned more than 60 years, during which she wrote more than 8,000 cards, more than half of them published by Hallmark. In 2001, at age 88, she began writing a book about her life and career entitled It's All In The Cards, which was self-published in 2003 in time for her 90th birthday celebration, where it was presented to family and friends. Mary married Oakley O. Lardie of Old Mission Peninsula in 1979, enjoying his loving companionship for more than 25 years, during which they traveled extensively. They were long-time members of St. Joseph Catholic Church on Old Mission Peninsula. Oakley preceded her in death in 2005. Surviving Mary, in addition to her own three children, is her loving sister, Martha Mae (Marcy) Cooper of Elgin, Ill.; a step-daughter, Judy (Lardie) Freundl; and step-sons, Charles and Kenneth (Mary) Lardie of Old Mission Peninsula; six grand children; four great-grandchildren; many cherished nieces and nephews. Among the many joys she experienced during her 35,000-plus days on the planet was her love of singing - cultivated in part by her mother's exposing her to Vaudeville in the 1920s. As a child, Mary and her mother Gracie sang on Sundays over on their telephone party line, and once entertained prisoners at the infamous Federal Prison at Leavenworth,Kansas. In her 90s she still sang great harmony, celebrating her 94th and 95th birthdays singing 30-minute sets with her son at the Hayloft Inn in Leelanau County. And though the words came with difficulty in her final days, she never forgot the tune or harmonies. Mary was a person of many facets. She was creative, outspoken, eccentric, loving, protective, quick-tempered, nurturing, open-minded, humorous-and-a-humorist, both religious and spiritual, and at times a bit of an actress. More than anything she was an individualist who thought for herself andwho, for more than nine decades, lived beyond the roles prescribed for women ofher time. As someone remarked at her time of passing, She definitely lived a life to die for! She will be greatly missed, clearly remembered, and among the first to reach out in welcome to those she loved when they too eventually land upon distant shores. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial service honoring and celebrating her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the no-killpet shelter A.C. Paw, P.O. Box 94, Acme, MI 49610, or Hospice of Northwest Michigan. All are welcome to share thoughts and memories on Mary's online guest bookat www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com <http://www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com>. A special note of thanks to Bortz Health Care of Traverse City, for their good and compassionate care during her last year; to Hospice of Northwest Michigan for their help in her final days; and to the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City, who is serving the family

published online on 12/1/2009 courtesy of Record-Eagle<br><br>http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=136739651

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Mike

Mike Lardie Dies at 91

Mike Lardie, 91, of the Peninsula, died early Sunday morning at the Medical Care Facility following a long illness.

Mr. Lardie was born May 26, 1869 on the Peninsula, where he resided his entire life.

Surviving are his wife Anna of this city and three daughters, all of Grand Rapids, and other relatives.  One son, Francis, preceded him in death.

The body was taken to the Reynolds funeral home where the rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 8:00.  The funeral mass will be sung Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s church at Mapleton, with Fr. Patrick Barrett officiating.  Burial will be made at the Catholic cemetery at Oakwood.

 

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Monday, June 13, 1960

Page 11

submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Perry

Former resident-Mrs. Roy Dearing, Center Road, has received word of the death of uncle, Perry Lardie, at his home in Santa Clara, California, following a long illness. Mr. Lardie was born on the Peninsula and moved west many years ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at grand Haven Memorial Park at San Fernando, California.

Traverse City Record-Eagle

Friday, January 19, 1962

page 3

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Roland

Roland Lardie Crash Victim

 

Roland L Lardie, Sr, 54, a native of Old Mission, was killed early Friday in an auto accident near Detroit when his small truck loaded with papers left Willow Run Expresswat near Ecorse Road and overturned.

Mr. Lardie, a Detroit Free Press circulation department employee, had been employed by the newspaper for the past 11 years.

He was born October 21, 1900, at Old Mission, the son of James and Alta Lardie, and attended Old Mission and Traverse City schools.  He was married to Florence Jensen on September 5, 1921, at Lee’s Point.

Surviving are his widow, of Traverse City; three children, Shirley A. Attebury of Bedford Heights, O. Roland, Jr, of Traverse Cityand Robert Alan of Bedford Heights; seven grandchildren; one brother, Morris Lardie, of New York City; one sister, Mrs. Steffes of Old Mission; one half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Hinshoaw of Traverse City; one half brother, Roy, and several nieces and nephews.  His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held from the Hibbard chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Dr. Howard Towne officiating.  Burial will be made in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan

Monday, December 27, 1954

Page 5

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald


LEE, Sarah J.
Miss Sarah J. Lee, 79, died in Traverse City, where she had lived for nearly a half a century. She had resided in the Grand Traverse region practically all her life and was one of the prominent pioneer women. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (16 July 1921) transcribed by MZ]


 

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