Obituaries

Melba ‘Millie’ Young

GLADSTONE — Melba “Millie” Young, 90, of Gladstone, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, June 30, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Rapid River. Millie was born March 25,1929, in Cornell, the daughter of Mose and Viola (Couillard) LaCarte. She was the ninth child born to Mose ...

Richard Wiley Johnson

BARK RIVER — Richard Wiley Johnson, 92, of 3153 US Hwy 2 & 41, Bark River, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his son’s home in Oro Valley, Ariz. He was born on July 15, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Frank and Ella (Dahlstrom) Johnson. At a young age, Richard’s family moved ...

Leroy D. ‘Duffy’ Fleckenstein

GLADSTONE — Leroy D. “Duffy” Fleckenstein, 86, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, at his home in Gladstone where he and his wife Carol have resided for the past 27 years. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m. ...

Anne C. Bert

ESCANABA — Anne C. Bert, 92, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

John E. Hansen

MENOMINEE — John E. Hansen, 80, of Menominee, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, after fighting a 13-month battle with cancer. He was born on May 22, 1939, in Escanaba to Ernest and Cecelia (Masta) Hansen and was a graduate of Escanaba High School. John joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 and ...

Mary Logan

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — Services for Mary Logan, 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery with David Foster, Brian Logan, Landon Logan, Scott Logan, Michael ...

Paul C. Kleiman

POWERS — Paul C. Kleiman, 77, of Powers, passed away on Monday morning, July 15, 2019, at his home with his wife, Edith, by his side. He was born on May 6, 1942, in Wilson, son of Paul P. and Rose M. (Frisque) Kleiman. On Feb. 12, 1972, Paul married Edith Cecilia Veldman at St. ...

Francis Willard Casperson

BARK RIVER — Francis Willard Casperson (retired TSgt. USAF), 87, formerly of Bark River, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Joyce Casperson, on Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are being planned for a later date and a ...

Clinton E. Monson

ESCANABA — Clinton E. Monson, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019, at his home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are being planned for a later date and a complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Monson family and online ...

David G. Moore

ESCANABA — David G. Moore, 67, of 1016 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., surrounded by his beloved wife, children, and their spouses. Dave was born on Oct. 4, 1951, in Detroit, Mich., to William and Norma Jean (VanPelt) ...

Richard P. ‘Dick’ Deneau

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Richard P. “Dick” Deneau, 73, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Richard was born Jan. 6, 1946, the son of Ernest and Vivian (Ketcham) in Gladstone, Mich., where he lived his entire ...

Raymond ‘Ray’ F. Fontaine Jr.

ESCANABA — Raymond “Ray” F. Fontaine Jr., 81, of 421 S. 30th St., passed away Thursday evening, July 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on June 23, 1938, in Lake Linden, Mich., the son of Raymond and Annabelle (Belisle) Fontaine Sr. He was raised in Lake ...

Francis Willard Casperson

GLENDALE Ariz. — Francis Willard Casperson (retired TSgt. USAF), 87, formerly of Bark River, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Joyce Casperson on Nov. 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ...

Vernice ‘Vernie’ T. A. Coolman

MARQUETTE — Vernice “Vernie” T. A. Coolman, 102, of Marquette, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Norlite Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Home of Escanaba.

Richard P. Deneau

GLADSTONE — Richard P. Deneau, 73, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. His wife, Mary Deneau, is listed among surviving family. Family will receive friends Friday, July 19, 2019, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the ...

Richard Wiley Johnson

BARK RIVER — Richard Wiley Johnson, 92, of 3153 US Hwy 2 & 41, Bark River, Mich., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his son’s home in Oro Valley, Ariz. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hyde. Funeral services ...

David G. Moore

ESCANABA — David G. Moore, 67, of 1016 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., surrounded by his loving family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Lynn. Private family visitation and funeral services will be held at the ...

John Anthony Knapp

GLADSTONE — John Anthony Knapp, 50, of Gladstone, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at U.P. Health System, Marquette. He was born March 26, 1969, in L’Anse, Mich., son of Archie and Shirley (Hugo) Knapp. John attended L’Anse Area Schools and was a self-employed carpenter. He ...

Lois Jean Smart

ESCANABA — Lois Jean Smart, 87, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Lois was born March 3, 1932, in Highland Springs, Va., the daughter of Charles and Pearl (Sullivan) Hornberger. She was a longtime member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Escanaba. Lois ...

Marian Meloche

MINNESOTA — Marian Meloche, 82, passed away in Minnesota. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Meloche family and online condolences can be sent at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.