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HUBERT DARKE, 93, PASSES AWAY. Hubert George Darke, age 93, passed away Sunday, December 19, 1976. He had been a Kalkaska County resident since 1932. The son of Stephen and Rebecca Kirke Darke, he was born at Scottville on August 5, 1883, one of ten children. On December 24, 1907, he was united in marriage to Ruby Riley at Hastings. Mrs. Darke preceded him in death on July 24, 1961. Also preceeding him in death were two sons, Hubert William and Stephen Louis. Mr. Darke was employed by Stearns Salt and Lumber Company of Ludington until 1907, when he came to Kalkaska County as a log scaler and camp foreman. In 1917 he moved to L'Anse where he was employed by Stearns and Culver as a camp foreman and by Ford Motor Co. in charge of the log department. He then moved to Muskegon, where he worked for Brunswick until 1932, when he took up a homestead in Excelsior Township. Active in the field of conservation, Bert Darke worked locally with the U. S. Forest Service for eight years and as a junior field foreman. He was Township Supervisor for several years and retired from farming in 1953. He remained among his friends and relatives in Kalkaska until his death. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Myra Holkomb and Mrs. Joyce Kniss of LaBelle, Florida; Mrs. Sylvia Sochteleben and Mrs. Lois Larabee of Muskegon; Mrs. Dorothy Howell of Oxford; two sons, William and Donald of Muskegon; thirty grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 22, 1976, from the Schwartz-Wolfe Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Jackson of the Evergreen Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Kalkaska. - The Leader and the Kalkaskian, December 23, 1976
Information courtesy Leader and Kalkaskian, www.upnorthpub.com


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