Obituaries

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John J. Robitaille

ESCANABA — John J. Robitaille, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home. John was born on Dec. 11, 1931, in Escanaba, son of Emil and Florence (Chenier) Robitaille. On March 31, 1951, he married Barbara Jean Pilecki at St. Patrick’s Church in ...

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James W. Dupras

ROCK — James W. Dupras, 47, of Rock, entered eternal life Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born Oct. 3, 1969, in Marquette, a son of James and Rita (Bruder) Dupras, Jim was raised mainly in the Harvey area. He was employed with the Michigan Department of Natural ...

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Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, 91, formerly of 1531 S. 30th St., Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Lorraine was born Sept. 16, 1925, at the family home in Flat Rock to George and Agnes (Chenier) King. She attended Carrol’s Corner ...

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Helen J. Motto

WILSON — Helen J. Motto, 78, previously of Wilson, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. She was born on March 1, 1939, daughter of Stanley and Rose (Soper) Palarski. Helen graduated from Bark River Harris School in 1957. Helen married Rayne Motto Sr., ...

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Ruth H. Peterson

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Ruth H. Peterson, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her home in Kalamazoo. She was born June 12, 1935, in Otsego, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Helena (Jager) Lindsey. Ruth graduated from Western Michigan University with her masters of ...

Betty J. (Holmes) Boyer

ESCANABA — Betty J. (Holmes) Boyer, 88, of Escanaba, passed away April 23, 2017, at her home in Escanaba. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, no services will be held. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Boyer family.

Eric Haberstich

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Eric Haberstich, 73, of Rapid River, passed away Monday night, April 24, 2017, at his residence. A full obituary will be forthcoming and announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a ...

Evelyn ‘Babe’ Quist

BARK RIVER — Evelyn “Babe” Quist, 95, of Bark River, passed away early Monday, April 24, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. A complete obituary will be forth coming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Quist family.

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Michael J. LaJoice

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Michael J. LaJoice, 68, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 22, 2017, at his home in Gladstone following a short battle with cancer. Mike was born July 29, 1948, in Cheboygan, Mich., the son of Francis and Ethel (Nay) LaJoice. He was raised in St. Ignace and ...

Suzanne Beverly Bosetti

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Suzanne Beverly (nee Shoberg) Bosetti, 63, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home unexpectedly. Suzanne’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST at the St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial ...

Betty Boyer

ESCANABA — Betty Boyer, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, April 23, 2017, at her home. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Boyer family.

Helen J. Motto

WILSON — Helen J. Motto, 78, previously of Wilson, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Motto family.

John J. Robitaille

ESCANABA — John J. Robitaille, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 27, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church with ...

Suzanne Beverly Bosetti

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Suzanne Beverly (nee Shoberg) Bosetti, 63, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home unexpectedly. Suzanne's family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST at the St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial ...

Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, age 91, of 1531 South 30th St. in Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. Burial ...

Marilyn Harper

Marilyn Harper

HASLETT, Mich. — Marilyn Harper, 77, of Haslett, Mich., formerly of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Marilyn was born on Nov. 12, 1939 in Rhinelander, Wis., the daughter of James W. and Alene (Riley) Jay. She graduated from Central Michigan University and later, ...

Mary J. Kidd

Mary J. Kidd

ESCANABA — Mary J. Kidd, age 93, passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at her home in Escanaba. Mary was born April 8, 1924, in Escanaba, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Karbon) Kutches. She was raised in Escanaba and attend the St. Joseph Catholic School. On Sept. 28, 1967, ...

Elieser ‘Ellie’ Lemerand

Elieser ‘Ellie’ Lemerand

ESCANABA — On Thursday April 20, 2017 Elieser "Ellie" Lemerand, 77, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Ellie was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 25, 1939. In 1959, she married Pedro Manuel Onate in Mexico City. They had three beautiful ...

William ‘Bill’ Nelson

William ‘Bill’ Nelson

MUNISING — William "Bill" Nelson, 68, of Munising, formerly Rapid River and Escanaba, died Feb. 27, 2017. Bill was born Oct. 15, 1948 in Detroit to the late Henry and Madelle Nelson. He grew up in the Detroit area, graduated from University of Michigan in 1970 and moved up north in the 80s. ...

Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Froberg; son, Eric Froberg; and daughter, Kathryn Bonifas. Funeral services are being planned for next week. The ...