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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Obituaries

Richard K. Beitler
Jeremy Dykeman, 26, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 15.

Richard K. Beitler, 90, of Bradenton, died Aug. 10.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Beitler moved to Bradenton from Hinsdale, Ill, in 1988. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was active with Harvey Memorial Community Church, Bradenton Beach.

Memorial services were Aug. 22 at the Chateau Village Clubhouse, Bradenton.

He is survived by sons Kenneth of St. Paul, Minn., Douglas of Tampa and Phillip of Carol Stream, Ill.; sister Dorothy Davidovich of Elmhurst, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

Robert Elwyn Davis
Robert Elwyn Davis, 83, of Ellenton and formerly Holmes Beach, died Aug. 13.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Davis moved to Manatee County from Ocean City, N.J., in 1980, residing in Holmes Beach for 18 years. He served in U.S. Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C., and in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He retired from the world trade division of the Delaware River Port Authority in Camden, N.J., and opened offices in Antwerp, Brussels and Milan. He was a 43-year member of the American Legion and a member of Kirby Stewart Post No. 24.

Graveside services with military honors were held Aug. 17 at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to aid victims of Hurricane Charley.

He is survived by wife Clare Davis; son Robert Kent of Anna Maria Island; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Noreen T. Joseph
Noreen T. Joseph, 55 of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 16.

Originally from the Chicago area, Ms. Joseph moved to Sarasota in 1978 and has lived in Holmes Beach for 15 years. She was active at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

There were no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

She is survived by sons Jordan and Tyson and two grandchildren.

Ute Kopp-Zinn
Ute Kopp-Zinn, 47, of Sarasota, died Aug. 15.

Born in Germany, Ms. Kopp-Zinn moved to Manatee County from there in 1991. She was the former owner of Rebecca's Bistro restaurant in Holmes Beach and Big City Hot Dog and Sandwich Shop in Sarasota.

Memorial services were Aug. 21. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by son Marco Kopp of Germany and mother Margo Schmidt of Sarasota.

Frederick P. Logan
Frederick P. Logan, formerly of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 10.

Born in Sommerville, Mass., Mr. Logan was active in many civic associations in East Longmeadows, Mass., and Jamestown, N.C. He was a major and a paratrooper in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a purple heart during World War II.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Jamestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Guide Dogs, 4210 77 St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.

He is survived by daughter Mary Lou Turner of East Liverpool, Ohio; son Frederick Jr. of Front Royal, Va.; sister Helen McNiff of Suffield, Ct.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edna D. Ruppenthal
Edna D. Ruppenthal, 83, of Bradenton, died Aug. 11.

Born in Detroit, Mrs. Ruppenthal moved to Bradenton from Tawas City, Mich., in 1947. She was a dental assistant with Dr. Colson in Holmes Beach and Dr. Richardson in Bradenton. She was Lutheran.

Memorial services were Aug. 21. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughter Joan DuBold of Cumming, Ga.; sons Terry and Rick, both of Bradenton; brother Herb Bultz of Sinclair Shores, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Donald R. Teslow
Donald R. Teslow, 84, of Pillager, Minn., died Aug. 21.

Mr. Teslow was retired from Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals. He was a Realtor. He was active in the Men's Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City. He was a member of the Edina Order of the Easter Star and Aurora Masonic Lodge, Brainerd, Minn.

Memorial services will be Aug. 25 at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, Edina, Minn.

He is survived by wife Lounell; sons Donald R. and Bradford C.; sister Loraine T. Lanpher; and two grandchildren.

Donald R. Teslow
Ivan P. Zatkovich, 73, of Bradenton, died Aug. 11.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Zatkovich was the owner of the former Ivan's Pub and Anna Maria Yacht Basin. He was Catholic.

Memorial services were Aug. 23 at Skyway Memorial Park, Ellenton. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by daughter Elizabeth Bergeron of Bradenton; sons Ivan Jr. of Valrico and Mark of Cape Coral; sister Connie Ash of Oregon; brother Ted Greg of Oregon; and seven grandchildren.

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