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

Page 9

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

Page 19

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

Page 23

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Catherine M.

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 Nelson 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

Page 20

Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, Charles A.

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

page 20


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-Eagle

Traverse City Michigan

Friday, October 12, 1945

page 2

subtmitted by Alanna Fitzgerald
Lardie, 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 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

Page 5

 

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

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

Page 1

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
Page 3

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

Page 1

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

page 5

 

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

page 3

submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, John C.

Traverse City Record Eagle

Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Page 3B

 

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, 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

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Submitted by Alanna Fitzgerald

Lardie, Marie Rosanna

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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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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