Obituaries

Lorraine ‘Betty’ (Landis) Piippo

RAPID RIVER — Lorraine “Betty” (Landis) Piippo, 94, formerly of Rapid River, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique where she had resided the past two years. Betty was born on Nov. 30, 1924, in Escanaba, the daughter ...

Leslie John Heiden

ESCANABA — Leslie John Heiden, age 86, of 1514 South 15th St. in Escanaba, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2019 at U.P. Health System – Marquette. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Shirley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by ...

John A. Fisher, Jr.

GLADSTONE — John A. Fisher, Jr. 72 of Gladstone, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Survivors include his wife Judy. Visitation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Crawford Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial will follow on ...

John E. Anderson

ROTHSCHILD Wis. — John E. Anderson, 72, of Rothschild, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Cedar Creek Manor in Mosinee. He was born on Dec. 30, 1946, in Escanaba, to the late Edmond and Margaret (Boileau) Anderson. John was a 1966 graduate of Escanaba High School. He received a degree ...

Viola E. ‘Corky’ Pepin

ESCANABA — Viola E. “Corky” Pepin, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at her home. Corky was born in Escanaba on Dec. 5, 1928, daughter of William and Eileen (Rutherford) Greenfield. She graduated in the top 10 of her senior class from Escanaba High School in 1947. ...

John Edward Lark

ESCANABA — John Edward Lark, 71, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at his home. He was born in Escanaba on Dec. 4, 1947, the son of Edward and Rita (Johnson) Lark. John was a lifelong resident of Escanaba. He graduated from Holy Name High School in 1966. He received his ...

Lorraine ‘Betty’ Piippo

RAPID RIVER — Lorraine “Betty” Piippo, 94, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services ...

Emily J. Wells

WESLEY CHAPEL Fla. — Emily J. Wells, 88, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., formerly of Stonington, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2019, at her home in Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, Forest D. Wells, preceded her in death. Funeral services for Emily are pending ...

Daniel T. Owens Jr.

ESCANABA — Daniel T. Owens Jr., 54, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on April 10, 1964, in Escanaba, the son of Daniel Owens, Sr. and Bonnie Jean (Williams) Hurkmans. Daniel enjoyed listening to music, especially The ...

Karen Ann Owens (Bartolameolli)

ESCANABA — Karen Ann Owens (Bartolameolli), 77, of Escanaba, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, community business person, and advocate, died peacefully at home on Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019. She spent the last few months battling a rare lung cancer and ...

David Henry Potter

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — David Henry Potter, 62, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, Oct., 27, 2018. He was born on Aug. 7, 1956, in West Covina, Calif., the son of John and Jacqueline (Gingrass) Potter. During the late 1950s and 60s, David grew up ...

John E. Lark

ESCANABA — John E. Lark, 71, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at his home. Among survivors is his wife, Maureen. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Lark family.

Mary Louise Gendron

GLADSTONE — Mary Louise Gendron, 69, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 9, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Escanaba, the daughter of Austin and Mildred (Provo) Godin. She graduated from Holy Name Catholic High School in 1968. ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Johnson

ESCANABA — Robert J. “Bob” Johnson, 80, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019, at his home. He was born on March 1, 1938, in Escanaba, son of Louis W. and Rose (LaCasse) Johnson. Bob graduated from Escanaba High School, class of 1957. He was a lifelong resident of ...

Bettyjean Marie Rodgers

ESCANABA — Bettyjean Marie Rodgers, 86, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Escanaba, the daughter of William and Ruth (Siverstein) Rodgers. Bettyjean ...

Deborah L. ‘Debbie’ Sheldon

ESCANABA — Deborah L. “Debbie” Sheldon, 66, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For ...

Christie L. (Dahlstrom) Salo

NEGAUNEE — Christie L. (Dahlstrom) Salo, 76, of 196 Kivela Road in Negaunee, Mich., passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on Aug. 18, 1942, in Ishpeming to Delbur and Margaret (Anderson) Dahlstrom. Christie was baptized at Bethany ...

James Vallier

NEGAUNEE — James William “Jim” Vallier, 84, of Midway Drive, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2019, in the care of his loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Jim was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Perkins to Emil and Alice (Larson) Vietzke and ...

Karen Ann Owens

ESCANABA — Karen Ann Owens, 77, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019, at her home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Liturgical prayers will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Anderson Funeral ...

John T. Savoie

GLADSTONE — John T. Savoie, 86, of Gladstone, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, surrounded by his family. John was born in Dryburg, Mich., on May 12, 1932, to Emile and Cecelia (Boncher) Savoie. He was raised in Dryburg and was a 1950 graduate of ...