Obituaries

Robert Ihlenfeldt

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bob Ihlenfeldt, 66, passed away May 9, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 23, 1952, to Vernon and Harriet Ihlenfeldt in Escanaba. After graduating from college with a degree in accounting, Bob was employed at Walker Mufflers in Wisconsin. A new job ...

Robert A. Swisher

ESCANABA — Robert A. Swisher, 74, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba, surrounded by family. He was born on May 24, 1944, in Newberry, Mich., the son of Richard and Evelyn (Laverty) Swisher. Robert was raised and ...

Robert A. Swisher

ESCANABA — Robert A. Swisher, 74, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Anderson Funeral in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Robert will ...

Henry C. Chase

ESCANABA — Henry C. Chase, 97, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral services are being planned for later in June. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Chase family and online condolences can be sent ...

Janice Bittner

ESCANABA — Janice Bittner, daughter of Herman and Pearl (Marenger) Bittner, passed away on Sept. 25, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wells. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Internment will follow at 1 p.m. in Gardens of ...

Norman Wilbert Johnson

GWINN, Mich. — Norman Wilbert Johnson passed away on April 24, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans at the age of 92. He was born on Jan. 8, 1927, in Ensign, Mich., to Elma and Andrew Johnson and had five siblings, Edna, Oscar, Axel, Gunner and George who preceded him in ...

Roy Theodore Gagne

DAGGETT — Roy Theodore Gagne, 70, of Daggett, passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson Medical center in Iron Mountain, Mich., surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 11, 1949, to the late Eli and Yvette (Gatien) Gagne in Daggett, Mich. Roy served ...

Robert J. ‘Bud’ Peltier

WELLS — Robert J. “Bud” Peltier, 92, of Wells, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Among survivors are his wife, Sandra of Wells. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., ...

Henry C. Chase

ESCANABA — Henry C. Chase, 97, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Robert A. Swisher

ESCANABA — Robert A. Swisher, 74, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at Christian Park Health Care in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Robert J. ‘Bud’ Peltier

WELLS — Robert J. “Bud” Peltier, 92, of Wells, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born July 15, 1926 in Bark River, son of Joseph and Ann (Couillard) Peltier. He attended school in Bark River. He joined the Navy at the age of ...

Jackie ‘Jack’ Mitchell

GWINN, Mich. — Jackie Wayne “Jack” Mitchell, 85 of Gwinn, passed away Feb. 18, 2019, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Wheeler, Ill., a son of the late Wayne and Ora (Traver) Mitchell. He graduated in 1953 from Utley High School. Jack worked in ...

Joan Carol Cook

GLADSTONE — Incredible, inspiring, and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt; caregiver; optimistic; wise; hard working; tireless; selfless; happy; unconventional; and generous — these are but a few of the words that describe Joan Carol Cook, who left us on Saturday, May ...

Roy Theodore Gagne

DAGGETT — Roy Theodore Gagne, 70, of Daggett, passed away Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Delta and Menominee ...

Maria Barbara Meneguzzo

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Maria Barbara Meneguzzo, 84, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Marquette, Mich., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, surrounded by her family. Maria was born on May 11, 1935, in Cologne, Germany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Hausmann) Schmitt. She attended ...

Jackie Wayne ‘Jack’ Mitchell

GWINN — Jackie Wayne “Jack” Mitchell, 85 of Gwinn, passed away Feb. 18, 2019, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Wheeling, Ill., a son of the late Wayne and Ora (Schroeder) Mitchell. He graduated in 1953 from Utley High School. Jack worked in ...

Robert Octave Perron

ESCANABA — Robert Octave Perron, 92, of Escanaba, Mich., passed away Jan. 19, 2019, at his home in North Fort Myers, Fla. He was born on April 2, 1926, in Escanaba, the son of Joseph and Ozana (Chenail) Perron. Robert graduated from Escanaba High School with the class of 1945. He married ...

Howard Poehlman

CASSOPOLIS Mich. — Howard Poehlman, 102 of Cassopolis, Mich., formerly of Bark River, passed to his heavenly home on May 3, 2019. He was born on April 13, 1917, at home in Granger, Ind., to Otto Sr. and Marie (Wolfe) Poehlman. In his younger years he worked as a mason, then drove truck for ...

Joan C. Cook

GLADSTONE — Joan C. Cook, 92, of 1204 Michigan Ave., Gladstone, passed away Saturday evening, May 11, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone with funeral services to ...

Audrey Mildred King Roberts

ESCANABA — Audrey Mildred King Roberts, 94, of Escanaba, passed away Friday morning, May 10, 2019, at home surrounded by family. She was born on May 23, 1924 in Brisbane, Australia, the daughter of James Ehrke and Mary E. Powell. Audrey grew up in Australia and was employed with the Red Cross ...