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Our Final Trip


>> 6-22-2024 | Richard Smith

GMC Mountainaires member Richard Smith passed, June 22, 2024 with his family at his side. Richard\Dick was a pillar in the GMC Mountainaires group and he will be greatly missed. He was an active member and verywilling volunteer, holding many offices including President. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.


>> 5-18-2024 | Donald Leslie

Longtime Member Donald Leslie, 95, of Loveland, CO, died peacefully on May 18, 2024 in the presence of his loving wife of 74 years. He and Elaine enjoyed many years of camping in their GMC motorcoach and being part of the Dixielanders and GMC community. Our deepest Condolences to his Family and friends. Click here for obituary.


>> 2-27-2024 | Robert “Bob” Sovis

Previous GMCMI and GMC Great Lakers member Bob Sovis passed away on February 27, 2024. Bob worked at General Motors for 38 years. He founded the Sloan Museum Auto Fair and then in 1994 the Golden Memories Auto Show. Both shows raise money for Sloan Museum and still run every year. He donated his 1973 GMC Motorhome and 1986 Chevrolet Chevette Diesel to the National Auto and Truck Museum in Auburn, IN. Our condolences to Diane and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 2-8-2024 | Ed Jones

Previous GMCMI and GMC Sunshine Statemens member Ed Jones passed away on February 8, 2024. Ed was a major contributor in the GMC Sunshine Statesmen, hauling equipment, serving as president, was always there to help the new comers and support the tech sessions. Please keep his family in your prayers! A celebration of life and visitation for Edgar to be held Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home. Click here for obituary.


>> 1-25-2024 | Dave Greenberg

Dave was previously a member of GMCMI and also the GMCSS where he served as president from 2003-2004.  He was an extraordinary individual who founded the GMC Motorhome Registry.  For more information about the registry, please see http://www.gmcmhregistry.com.  Unfortunately, that is all that we were able to find.


>> 1-13-2024 | Henry Sirum

GMCMI and GMC Sunshine Statemens member Henry Sirum passed away on January 13, 2024. Henry was a member of GMCSS from the early 1980’s to 2020. Our condolences to Alex & Romona Sirum (brother/brother-in-law ) and Jeff Sirum (uncle).


>> 12-18-23 | Keith Weeks

GMCMI and local GMC Chapter/Club members Keith Weeks passed away on December 18, 2023. Keith and his wife, Kim, own a 1973 Custom Painted Desert. For the past 14 years, they have enjoyed being part of the GMC Motorhome Community while administering and conducting two conventions yearly somewhere in the United States for GMC Motorhomes International. Our condolences to Kim and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 11-12-23 | Peter Donaghue

GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member Peter Donaghue passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2023. Albert and his wife, Nancy, owned a 1975 Glenbrook and enjoyed motorcyclying. In his retirement, he built a pottery studio in his home in Davisburg. He never sold his pottery, instead he found great joy in giving his pottery as gifts including donating pieces for the GMCMI auction and drawings. Our condolences to Nancy and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 8-16-2023 | Albert Branscombe

GMCMI and GMC Heritage Cruiser member Albert Branscombe passed away on August 18, 2023. Albert owned an antique 1978 GMC Motorhome for which he invented and patented a parking brake kit. Albert made and sold these kits all over the United States. This busy man enjoyed tinkering in his basement and the company of his family and friends. He will be remembered by his community and all those who knew him. Our condolences to Shiela and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 6-17-2023 | Mel Lesperance

GMCMI and GMC Sunshine Statemens member Mel Lesperance passed away on June 17, 2023. Mel’s passion for automobiles remain a lifelong love affair, including founding The Flamingo Auto Group West Car Club. He will be missed.  Click here for obituary.


>> 4-4-2023 | Joan Zhookoff

Longtime GMCMI member Joan Zhookoff passed away on April 4, 2023. She enjoyed a 27-year career as a Montessori teacher. She was also a member of the GMC Dixielanders. Our condolences to George and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 3-2-2023 | Larry Johnson

Longtime GMCMI member Larry Johnson passed away on March 3, 2023. He was a proud member of the American Bowling Association and GMC Motorhomes International and was an avid bowler. He has bowled 4 – Perfect ‘300’ games during his bowling career. For many years he travelled all over the country bowling in the National Bowling Tournament. He was also a member and served as Treasurer of the GMC Midwest Classics. Click here for obituary.


>> 1-24-2023 | Randy Johnson

Longtime GMCMI member Randy Johnson of St. George, Utah passed away on January 24, 2023, in St. George, Utah after a 3-month battle with a Glioblastoma brain tumor. He was also a member of the GMC Midwest Classics. Click here for obituary.


>> 1-21-2023 | Bob Burkitt

Longtime GMCMI member Bob Burkitt of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on January 21, 2023 after suffering a stroke on Dec. 30. He was also a member of the GMC Eastern States and GMC Dixielanders. Bob had purchased the jigs and fixtures for the famous Birch Screen Door from Alex Birch and was assisting the GMC Community in maintaining the doors. Services will be held sometime in the spring when his West Coast relatives are able to attend.


>> 1-3-2023 | Ada Galbavy

Longtime GMCMI member Ada Galbavy of Daytona Beach, Florida passed away on January 3, 2023. She was also a member of the GMC Sunshine Statesmen and GMC Dixielanders. Our condolences to Jim and the family.


>> 12-10-2022 | Bobbie Bramlett

Bobbie and her husband, Bill, of Loveland, Colorado were longtime GMCMI members. Bobbie was proceeded by her husband’s death on 10-10-2022. They were members of the GMC Classics, GMC Dixielanders, and the GMC Mountainaires. Our condolences to his family.


>> 11-30-2022 | Linda Dunahugh

Longtime GMCMI member Linda Dunahugh of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on November 30, 2022. She was also a member of the GMC Midwest Classics. Our condolences to Bob and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 10-12-2022 | Joe Johnson

Longtime GMCMI member Joe Johnson of St. George, Utah passed away on October 12, 2022, in the Veteran’s Home in Ivins, Utah. He was drafted into the Navy November 1942 and served for two years on the USS Enterprise during World War II receiving nine battle stars. He was also a member of the GMC Midwest Classics. Click here for obituary.


>> 10-10-2022 | Bill Bramlett

Longtime GMCMI member Bill Bramlett of Loveland, Colorado passed away on October 10 2022. He was a member of the GMC Classics, GMC Dixielanders, and the GMC Mountainaires. Bill was one of our GMC Motorhome gurus. Our condolences to his family.


>> 9-11-2022 | Diane Thibault

Following a courageous battle against ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Daniel Lussier’s wife, Diane, passed away in Sutton, Quebec, Canada on October 11, 2023. Our most sincere sympathies to Daniel and the family. Click here for obituary. (Scroll down in the obituary for English.)


>> 9-26-2022 | Chris Ritter

Chris joined GMCMI one month before his death. He was featured in the “letters to the editor” in the Fall issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazineHe was working as the Library Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Library & Research Center. He had a passion for old vehicles of many kinds, and enjoyed helping those at his library find just the right information they were looking for. He was looking forward to being involved with his 1976 Eleganza II motorhome and the GMC Community. He was also a member of Colonial Travelers. Our condolences to his wife and children. Click here for obituary.


>> 6-20-2022 | Frank Condos

Longtime GMCMI member and Vice President Frank Condos of Roseville, California passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He also was a member of the GMC Western States and Pacific Cruisers. Our condolences to Freddi and family.


>> 3-27-2022 | Ernie Seth

Longtime GMCMI, Western States, and Pacific Cruisers member Ernie Seth passed away March 27, 2022. Our condolence to the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 2-1-2022 | Charles Myers

Longtime GMCMI and GMC Classic member Charles Myers of White Oak, Texas passed away on February 1, 2022. Our condolences to Minnie and the family.

 


>> 1-28-2022 | Bob Price

GMCMI and GMC Classic member Bob Price of Spicewood, Texas passed away on January 28, 2022. Our condolences to Sandra and the family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 1-18-2022 | Bill Carter

GMCMI and GMC Classic member Bill Carter of San Angelo, Texas passed away on January 18, 2022. Our condolences to Ann-Marie and the family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 1-17-2022 | Audree Rowe

Longtime GMCMI, Western States, and Pacific Cruiser member Audree Rowe passed away January 17, 2022. Our condolences to the family.

 


>> 12-12-2021 | Frank Jacob

GMCMI and GMC Classic member Frank Jacob of Irving, Texas passed away December 12, 2021.
Our condolences to Sharon and family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 11-17-2021 | Stu Rasmussen

GMCMI member Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, Oregon passed away on November 17, 2021.
Our condolences to Victoria. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 10-7-2021 | George McLead

Longtime GMCMI member George McLead passed away on October 7, 2021. He served as the GMCMI Treasurer from 2003 to 2006. Our condolences. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 8-27-2021 | Elmer Olson

Longtime GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member Elmer Olson passed away on August 27, 2021. Our condolences to Betty and family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 8-13-2021 | Bob Good

Longtime GMCMI and Forty Niner member Bob Good of Saratoga, California passed away at home peacefully on hisown terms at home, surrounded by the people and things he loved most. He is survived by Ginger, his wife of 63 years, his four children and son-in-law, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Our condolences. Click to read about Bob.


William Hubert Photo

>> 7-13-2021 | William Hubert

Longtime member William Hubert of Glens Falls, NY passed away with his family by his side. Our condolences to Kathryn and their family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 3-22-2021 | Norman Davis

GMC Colonial Travelers reported that longtime member Norman Davis passed away after a long battle with liver disease. Our condolences to his family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 3-15-2021 | Nik Michalkow

Nik was a long-time member of the GMC Heritage Cruisers and GMCMI. He fought the good fight against the cancer for a number of years, never complaining. Our condolences to his family. Click here for obituary.


>> 3-7-2021 | Frank Neal

GMC Mountainaires reported that former member Frank Neal passed away as reported in the March 7 Fort Collins Coloradoan.  A memorial and celebration service was be held at the Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland, Colorado on Monday,  March 8.  Please visit www.VesseyFuneralService.com for details. Our condolences to his wife Sharon.


>> 2-28-2021 | Bill Barger

Longtime member of GMC Sunshine Statesmen, GMC Dixielanders, and GMCMI member Bill Barger passed away on February 28. Bill and his wife, Pat, attended many GMCMI Conventions including the last one they attended in Tallahassee, Florida. Our condolences to Pat.


>> 2-25-2021 | Jim Dall

GMC Midwest Classics and GMCMI member Jim Dall passed away the morning of February 25 after struggling with major health issues since last July. A Celebration of Life was held on March 22 at Faith United Lutheran Church. Our condolences to Teresa, his wife.


>> 2-25-2021 | Shirley Weaver

Longtime GMC Classics and GMCMI member Shirley Weaver suffered a brain aneurysm and passed away on February 25.  Our condolences to her husband Bill who resides in Lewisville, Texas presently.


>> 1-27-2021 | Flic Acosta

Flic and his wife, Judy, were active members of the GMC Dixielanders and GMCMI. Services will be private and trusted under Johnson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Our condolences to Judy.


>> 1-11-2021 | Douglas Barber

Doug and his wife, Adeline, were very active members of the Heritage Cruisers, GMC Nor’easters, and GMCMI for many years until her death about 2010. He was been in a Veterans Home for years, but died from prostate cancer not Covid. The family have decided that the celebration of his life will not occur until Covid restrictions are eased.


>> 12-10-2020 | Patricia “Patti” Burt

GMCMI and GMC Pacific Cruiser member from Fresno, California, Patti Burt passed away on December 10, 2020 from esophageal cancer. Our condolences to Jerry.


>> 12-10-2020 | Phyllis Isaac

Long-time GMCMI and GMC Sunshine Statesmens member from Gainesville, Florida, Phyllis Isaac passed away on December 10, 2020. Her memorial service was on December 18 at their old church in Indiana and she was buried in the family plot in W. Lafayette. Our condolences to Gerald and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 12-8-2020 | Skip Mellinger

Long-time GMCMI member from Lancaster, PA, Skip Mellinger passed away on December 8, 2020. Our condolences to the family. Click here for obituary.

 


>> 12-2-2020 | Billy Wortham

Long-time GMCMI and GMC Classic member, Billy Wortham passed away Wednesday, December 2. Please keep in your prayers Lillian, his wife, and family. No services are planned at this time.


>> 11-30-2020 | Yvonne Senyak

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Colonial Travelers from Allentown, PA, Yvonne Senyak passed away on November 30, 2020. Her service was July 3, 2020. Please put Paul and the family in your prayers. Click here for obituary.


>> 11-12-2020 | Gene Dotson

Long-time GMCMI, GMC Dixielander, and GMC Classics member Gene Dotson passed away November 12, 2020. No services are planned. Please put Joan in your prayers. Many of you may remember the Dotsons and Jim & Peggy Buchanan and their company, Motorhome Enhancements Inc. Out of a need in the GMC Community they secured and sold aluminum radiators and the line of windows that featured sliding windows on the lower across the lower portion while leaving a one-piece pane on the upper two-thirds. The company closed their doors December 31, 2019. Click here to read more about them in the GMCMH Vendor Profile in the Fall 2018 issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine.


>> 10-31-2020 | Al Samsel

Long-time GMCMI member (#941) and member of the GMC Dixielanders and the home of the famous “Bean Station” Kentucky Derby Rally passed away Saturday, October 31. Marty will not be having any service at this time due to covid-19.  She hopes to do a memorial after the Covid is over. Please put Marty and her family in your prayers.


>> 9-9-2020 | Jim McDowell

Long-time GMCMI member (#1383) Jim McDowell passed away Wednesday, September 9 in Chattanooga. He was two months shy of 101 years. Lou, his wife is 99 and in assisted living where they have been for some time. Jim and Lou are charter members and founders of the GMC Dixielander.


>> 8-2-2020 | Richard Isenhour

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Classics passed away on July 22. Please keep in your prayers Jackie, his wife, and family. Click here to view obituary.


>> 7-9-2020 | Mildred Niswonger

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Pacific Cruisers and GMC Western States, Millie passed away on July 9, 2020. Burial will be on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Park View Cemetery at 10 am. Our condolences from the GMC Community.


>> 7-6-2020 | Bob Cook

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Pacific Cruisers and GMC Western States, Bob passed away on July 6, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Sunday, July 19 at Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar.” Our condolences from the GMC Community.


>> 7-1-2020 | Shirley Trivett

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Dixielanders, Shirley Trivett passed away on July 1, 2020. Roscoe and Shirley were married 67 yrs. Her service was July 3, 2020. Please put Roscoe and his family in your prayers.


>> 6-25-2020 | Bob & Connie Oliver

We received an email from Bob and Connie’s son informing us that his dad passed away on June 25 and is mother passed away two days later. They were long-time members of GMCMI and the GMC Great Lakers. Keep the family in your prayers during this difficult time.


>> 6-9-2020 | Jerry Barnes

Long-time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Classics, Jerry Barnes passed away on March 12, 2020. Keep Rosa and the family in your prayers. Click here for more information.


>> 3-13-2020 | Alan Ross

Long time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Classics Alan Ross of Denton, Texas passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Keep Jois and the family in your prayers. Click here for more information.


>> 2-5-2020 | Fran Burgess

Fran Burgess, longtime GMCMI member and 49er member since 1983 passed away on February 2, 2020. With prayers. More information available at https://www.whitehurstmcnamarafuneralservice.com/obituary/g-burgess


>> 2-5-2020 | Fran Ekl

Fran Ekl, longtime GMCMI member passed away on February 2, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Joe (the locksmith of GMC keys). More information available at https://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Frances-M-Ekl?obId=10847954. Keep the family in our prayers.


>> 12-30-2019 | Charles Wersal

Charles Wersal, GMCMI and GMC Classics member passed away on December 30, 2019. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Janice, and all of their family members. Charles did not want a ceremony or memorial service. He donated his body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in the hope that he could help others in his death.


>> 11-26-2019 | Allen Martin

Allen Martin longtime GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member passed away November 21. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Keep Pat in our prayers.


>> 11-23-2019 | Virgie McHaney

Virgie McHaney, longtime GMCMI and charter member of the GMC Classics passed away. Our sincere condolences to her husband, Corky, and all of their family members. No more information at this time.


>> 11-16-2019 | Claudine Brown

Long time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Flatlanders Claudine Brown of Weatherby Lake, Missouri passed away on November 16. Keep Neil and the family in your prayers. Click here for more information.


>> 11-8-2019 | Richard Reinders

GMCMI member Richard Reinders of Sullivan, Wisconsin passed away on November 8, 2019. Our prayers to the family. Click here for more information.


>> 11-6-2019 | Tim O’Laughlin

Long-time GMCMI member Tim O’Laughlin passed away. Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 14, 7-10 pm at the Clay Theater 326 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043; (904)-710-0911. Our prayers go out to Peggie.

>> 10-30-2019 | Robert Roy

Long-time GMCMI member Robert Roy passed away. Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Notre Dame De Lourdes, 283 Water Street, Skowhegan, ME. Our prayers go out to Shirley.


>> 10-29-2019 | CL Hood

Long-time GMCMI and GMC Classic member CL Hood passed away on October 29, 2019. Click here for more information. Our prayers go out to Sandra.


>> 10-29-2019 | Jean Westcott

Jean passed away on September 8, 2019. She was a member and treasurer of the GMC Nor’ Easters. Our prayers for the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 10-11-2019 | Michael Beaton

Long-time GMCMI member Michael Beaton passed. Michael and Lorraine were also members of the GMC Nor’easters and founding members of GMC Eastern States. Our prayers go out to Lorraine and the family. Click here for obituary.


>> 9-3-19 | Muriel Bradley

GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member Muriel Bradley passed away September 12. They are not having a service or memorial for her. She is being cremated and her ashes will be spread on her favorite fishing hole. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.


>> 9-3-19 | Bill Bowker

GMCMI member Bill Bowker passed away on 9/3/19. Bill joined in 2016 at the GMCMI Convention in Dothan, Alabama, looking for a GMC Motorhome. Please join keep Pat and the family in your prayers. Click here for obituary.


>> 9-2-2019 | Willard Murdock

Long-time member of GMCMI and the GMC Classics passed away on September 2. He was such a great supporter of the GMC Motorhome Community. Please support Joyce, his wife, in this most painful time. https://www.jaynesmemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Walter-Willard-Murdock-Jr?obId=7013699


>> 8-29-2019 | Marvin Guelker

Long-time GMCMI and GMC Classic member Marvin Guelker passed away yesterday due to injuries from a car accident. His wife, Gay, was not in the car. May Marvin finally be free of pain and suffering from his several years of battling with cancer. Our prayers go out to Gay and the family. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 1 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene, Texas.


>> 8-22-2019 | Gary Kosier

Long-time GMCMI member Gary Kosier passed away last night. Gary and Kara were also members of the Great Lakers and Eastern States. Our prayers go out to Kara and the family. Arrangements not yet available.


>> 7-31-19 | Kenneth Webster

Kenneth from New Braunfels, Texas passed away on July 31, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.  Click here for obituary.


>> 7-19-19 | Ann Walker

Long-time GMCMI member Ann Walker (husband Tommy) from Uvalde, Texas passed away on July 19, 2019.  Click here for obituary.


>> 7-6-2019 | Bob Church

Long-time GMCMI and GMCSS member Bob Church passed away this morning. Funeral arrangements to come.


>> 4-3-2019 | GMCMI “Sunshine Lady” Diane Dugger and husband Fred

GMCMI received a call from Fred and Diane Duggers’ niece that the family has spoken with the state police and have found Diane’s cell phone and ipad. Positive dental identification is not completed but they believe that it is the Duggers.


>> 4-2-2019 | GMCMH Community Has Lost Three of Their Family Members

Ken Henderson posted on the gmc forum the following: At moments like this, I always remember a tombstone I once saw with the inscription, “From the necklace of life, the shining jewels slowly drop away.”  These men are the latest of the many jewels we have lost from the GMC Community.

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Alex Sirum – April 1, 2019

Jeff Sirum called to let us know that the funeral for Alex will be held at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on Thursday, April 11. Visitation is from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm with funeral service at 4:00 pm.

Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Website: https://www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com

An article appeared in the last “GMC Vintage Rving” magazine (Winter 2019) about Alex and the family business. It can be viewed by clicking here – page 11. Condolences and thoughts for the Sirum family and all who knew him.

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William Michel – March 29, 2019
Long-time GMCMI member and owner of a 1976 Glenbrook from Waynesburg, Ohio.
Bill and his wife were members of GMCMI, GMC Eastern States, GMC Great Lakers, and Buckeye Bounders.
Bill is survived by his wife, Jane Michel, with whom he celebrated their 46th Wedding Anniversary on October 28.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Zamary as Celebrant. Interment will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia.  Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.
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Al Brieger – March 12, 2019
Long-time GMCMI member and owner of a 1976 Eleganza II from San Marcos, Texas, passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 91. Al is preceded in death by his wife Ann Brieger.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts in Al’s memory be made to The Alton G. Brieger Scholarship Fund, History Dept., 501 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666, or St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3039 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666
For complete obituary go to: https://www.penningtonfuneralhome.com/obituary/alton-al-brieger

>> 5-11-2018 | Mel Lesperance’s partner Jay accidentially drowns

Heard from Ada West that Mel Lesperance’s partner Jay accidentially drowned in a hot tub. They are members of the Sunshine Statemens and GMCMI. More information to follow. Our prayers are with Mel and family.

>> 3-30-2018 | Harry Driskell

Harry Driskell (wife Mattie) passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Both are long-time members of the Classics and GMCMI. Click here for obituary and arrangements.


>> 2-12-2018 |  Roberta “Bobbie” Domingo

Roberta “Bobbie” Domingo passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Rudy, her husband, preceded her in death. They were long-time members of the GMC Nor’Easters and GMCMI.


>> 2-8-2018 |  Mary Kokesh

Mary Kokesh (husband Chuck) passed away on Tuesday, February 6. Both are long-time members of the Midwest Greater Classics and GMCMI. Click here for obituary and arrangements.


>> 1-30-2018 | Stanley Heinsma

Stanley (wife Brenda) passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2018.  Click here for more information.


>> 1-24-2018 | Wayne Peterson

Long-time GMCMI member, Wayne Peterson passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Janet, his wife, preceded him in death on June 24, 2016. Click here for more information.


>> 1-20-2018 | Don Casselman

Don Casselman passed away January 18. They were long-time GMCMI and Heritage Cruiser members. Eileen, his wife, preceded him in death in January, 2017.


>> 1-12-2018 | Celia Davis

Celia Davis (husband Norman) passed away January 9th. They were long-time GMCMI, GMC Colonial Travelers, GMC Nor’Easters members. Funeral arrangements have been held.


>> 1-9-2018 | Carol Baxter

Carol Baxter (husband George) passed away Sunday morning, January 7. She will be missed by GMCMI members. Carol served as President of the GMCMI from 2011-2012.


>> 1-5-2018 | Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood, (wife Daphne) long-time GMC Motorhomes International and Heritage Cruisers Vice President and Wagon Master passed away January 5, 2018. Click here for funeral arrangements.


>> 5-31-2017 | Ann Brieger

Ann Brieger, (husband Al) long time GMC Motorhomes International and GMC Classics members passed away May 31, 2017. Visitation for Ann will be Sunday, June 4 from 1:30-3:00 pm at Pennington Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am June 5 at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Marcos, Texas.


>> 2-18-2017 | Jan Bechtel

Jan Bechtel passed away around 3:00 Saturday morning. Most of you know she has been failing for several years; the misery is finally over and she is with the Lord. She fought the battle and won! Arrangements are being handled by Brooks and White Funeral Home; the obituary can be viewed at brooksandwhite.com/obituaries.php. Please keep Raymond and her family in your prayers.


>> 1-11-2017 | Linda “Kay” Marchiando

Kay Marchiando (husband, David) of Sheridan, IL, long-time GMC owner, member of GMCMI and other local GMCMH chapters, died on Monday, January 9, 2017. Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan, 14th at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. 102 S. Johnson St. Newark. IL. 60541-0623. Phone 815-695-5131. Interment will at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace. Memorials may be directed to the Charles B. Phillips Library, PO Box 156. Newark. IL. 60541-0156. Please keep David and her family in your prayers. Click here for obituary.


>> 1-6-2017 | George Beck

George passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was a resident of Cape May County, New Jersey at the time of his passing. He was married to Rosemarie. Relatives and friends are invited to Evoy Funeral Homes 3218 Bayshore Road North Cape May NJ 08204: Viewing Wednesday January 11 2017 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday Jan. 12th 10:45 AM at the Parish of St. John Neumann St. John of God Church 6780 Townbank Road North Cape May NJ followed by entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery Cold Spring NJ. Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1719 Route 10 Suite 229 Parsippany NJ 07054.


>> 1-30-2016 | Jack James

James, John S. “Jack “On Dec. 27, 2016 of Lumberton, NJ and Sun City Hilton Head, SC. Beloved husband of Sonja (nee Nordlund) Brother of Doris Crowley. Uncle of Pamela (Steven) Robbins , Jeffrey Crowley and David Crowley. Also survived by great Nieces, Nephews and extended family.

Memorial service 10:30 am Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Ave., Moorestown, NJ. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the US (uso.org) or American Heart Assoc. Condolences may be left at
www.lewisfuneralhomemoorestown.com


>> 10-30-2016 | Paul Bartz

Paul Bartz of Kalamazoo, long-time GMC owner, member of the GMCMI and GMC Great Lakers, died on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church, 4408 S Westnedge Ave. Burial will be immediately following at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for his grandchildren. Please keep his family in your prayers.
www.lifestorynet.com/obituaries/paul-f-bartz.114256


>> 7-5-2016 | Wayne & Jan Peterson, GMCMI Members

The Petersons from Topeka, KS were in a car accident and Jan passed away on Friday, June 24. A memorial service for Jan (Janet) will be 2:00 pm. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604. Additional information can be found at: http://www.penwellgabeltopeka.com/obituary/121680/Janet-K-Peterson/Topeka-Kansas
At this time, Wayne is recovering from a fractured back, broken rib, collapsed lung, pneumonia, etc. Let us keep Wayne and family in our prayers.

>> 6-20-2016 | Paul Burkart

Paul Burkhart passed on June 19, 2016. Please keep Bonnie and the family in your prayers. Here is a few words from the obituary as published in the Pueblo, Colorado “Chieftain”, June 19, 2016.
 
Paul is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Burkhart. Paul was a cabinet maker who evolved with the cabinet industry into a kitchen and bath designer who worked on many of Pueblo’s most beautiful homes. A talented woodworker he created and turned many beautiful wood bowls treasured by his family and friends. Paul and Bonnie traveled throughout the country in their GMC Motorhome for many years. For his 90th birthday, his family went on a cruise to Alaska, the one place he never went to in the motorhome. No viewing. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers or food, memorials can be sent to the church of your choice.

>> 6-20-2016 | Terry Skinner

Terry Skinner, long-time GMC owner, member of the GMCMI and GMC Cascaders passed away last week. He had been ill last year. He hosted rallies in his pasture every year. Please keep his family in your prayers.


>> 3-19-2016 | Mary Robertson

Mary passed away on 3-18-16 after a long bout with cancer. She was 85 years old and had been suffering for quite some time. All of their children are with them at this time.

Visitation will be on 3-19-16 at the Frederick Dean on Frederick’s Road in Opelika, Ala. followed by a grave side service.

Please keep Curby and his family in your prayers.


>> 2-16-2016 | Dwayne Jacobson

A message from Jackie Jones:
It is with a heavy heart in posting this, that we lost one of our own, Dwayne Jacobson. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed on this morning. He was President of the GMC Cascaders before stepping down due to his illness. He was instrumental in planning the GMC across Canada and the Route 66 trip. He was a wonderful and kind person and touched everyone who knew him. He loved the GMC and the community. He is loved and will be missed. Dads service is going to be THIS Saturday the 20th at 2:00 pm at Life Church White Rock 2265 152nd Street Surrey. Please feel free to share so all that loved dad can come. Thank you all. RIP Dwayne. Safe travels my friend.


>> 2-12-2016 | Carl Tompkins

A message from Sue Tase:
Another of our old-time GMC’ers passed away this week. In years past, Judi and Carl Tompkins were very active in the GMC community until having to give up their beloved GMC. Alex Sirum and Carl have been friends since high school; thankfully Alex and Romona had stopped and visited with Carl & Judi on their journey home from Mass. after Alex’s health issues this summer.


>> 1-19-2016 | David Lopez

David Lopez, a long-time member of GMCMI and the Pacific Cruisers, passed away in late October 2015. David served in WWII as a navy pilot, flying off the aircraft carrier, USS Corregidor. He remained in the Navy Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. He is survived by his wife, Beverly. A memorial for him was held on November 6, 2015 and was attended by many
of the Pacific Cruisers. Beverly still has their coach and we hope to see her bringing it out and joining us at a rally.
Reported by Audree Rowe in the GMC Pacific Cruisers Newsletter