THE FRIENDLY WHITE CHURCH ON THE HILL


I’m glad you took a moment to stop by our Website,
and even figured out how to spell Topinabee!
Recently, on two separate occasions, I was asked if we
were open all year.  Surprised me, but nevertheless,
YES!  We are an active, year-round church.
Take a moment and look around.  The Church has been here
for a Century, but we follow not what God did, but what God does. 
Come, be a part of this Journey with us.
Have faith.  It all comes right.
Pastor Mike



Topinabee Community Church Remembers Arlene J. Hooker


Arlene J. Hooker, age 81, of Cheboygan, died at home on Sunday October 15, 2017. Born on July 5, 1936 in Northville, Michigan, Arlene was the daughter of Clarence and Laura (Wessels) Jerome. United in marriage on June 23, 1956, Arlene and Richard B. Hooker were blessed with 61 years of marriage.

With her husband being a minister, Arlene and Richard lived in many places throughout their marriage. Richard’s ministry took them to the communities of Calumet, Garden, Cooks, Fayette, Frankfort, as well as Duluth, Minnesota, Portsmouth, Virginia, and eventually to Cheboygan area in 1985 to pastor the Topinabee Community Church. A supportive wife, a faithful Christian, and a talented musician, Arlene served as the church organist in Topinabee for many years. Besides being involved in her church, Arlene worked as a nurse at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, Vitalcare, and Rivertown Family Physicians. Gentle and caring, nursing was a vocation that suited her well. Arlene was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, and shared her passion for music by giving piano lessons. She was encouraging and loving to her children, proud of her grandchildren, and devoted to her husband. Her friendly demeanor, compassion for others, and her grace and kindness will be sadly missed.

Surviving Arlene is her husband, Reverend Richard Hooker of Cheboygan; two daughters, Gail (Brian) Mills of Jewitt City, Connecticut and Heather (Daniel) Duncan of Indian River; son, Daniel (Kimberly) Hooker of Chesapeake, Virginia; as well as 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Arlene was preceded in death by a son, David; an infant daughter, Heidi; a brother, Jerry; and her parents.


Cremation arrangements were in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. Arlene’s final resting place will be in Cheboygan at Maple Grove Cemetery. On-line condolences may be shared with Arlene’s family at www.chagnonfh.com


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