Obituaries

Betty K. Van Horn

Betty K. Van Horn

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Betty K. Van Horn, 77, of Green Bay, Wis., entered her heavenly reward Saturday evening, Feb. 18, 2017, at a Green Bay nursing home with her family at her side. Born Jan. 7, 1940, in Escanaba, she is the daughter of the late Otto and Hilda (Plutchak) Kurth. Betty is a ...

Christine L. Robinson-Dozhier

ESCANABA — Christine L. Robinson-Dozhier, 66, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born to Donald and Thelma (DeGarmo) Pepin on March 20, 1950, in Escanaba. Christine graduated from Escanaba High School in 1969. Shortly after ...

Gerald F. Drazkowski

MARQUETTE — Gerald F. Drazkowski, 67, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the St. Peter Cathedral at 11 a.m. with visitation to start one hour prior. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fassbender Funeral ...

MaryAnne (Guenette) Vrancic

ESCANABA — MaryAnne (Guenette) Vrancic, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health & Rehabilitation. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial ...

Mavis Gangstad

GRAFTON, Wis. — Mavis Gangstad, of Grafton, Wis., formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Feb. 21, 2017, at the Lasata Care Center, in Cedarburg, Wis., at the age of 93 years. Mavis was born on May 6, 1923, the daughter of the late Orville Hoover and the late Neoma (nee Brown) Hoover. She was ...

Marvin A. Horchner

ESCANABA — Marvin A. Horchner, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of ...

Patricia I. Picard

ESCANABA — Patricia I. Picard, 46, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at her home in Escanaba. Funeral services are being planned for later next week. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Picard family and online condolences can be sent at ...

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Karla M. Gray

HELENA, Mont. — Karla M. Gray, 69, passed on Feb. 19, 2017, of cancer. She was born in Escanaba to Dr. Karl and Marie Gray. Karla received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University. Following her graduation, she worked as a police matron at the Mountain View ...

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Jane N. Empson

GLADSTONE — Mrs. Jane N. Empson, 101, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living Center of natural causes. Jane was born on Sept. 15, 1915, to Mark James (Mack) and Blanche Fannie Neveaux in Rhinelander, Wis. Mack, Blanche, and Jane moved to Gladstone in ...

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Charles William ‘Charlie’ ‘Bill’ Cass

GLADSTONE — Charles William “Charlie” “Bill” Cass, 79, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is now at home with the Lord. Charles was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Escanaba, the son of George and Elizabeth (Walsh) Cass. ...

Mary Ann Westerberg

ESCANABA — Mary Ann Westerberg, 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Elks Memorial Service will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral ...

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MaryAnne (Guenette) Vrancic

ESCANABA — MaryAnne (Guenette) Vrancic, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health & Rehabilitation. She was born in Escanaba on March 27, 1960, the daughter of Oscar and Lorraine (St. Ogne) Guenette. MaryAnne graduated from Bark River ...

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Juanita Rose (Meshigaud) Megenuph

WILSON — Juanita Rose (Meshigaud) Megenuph, 64, of Wilson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She was born in Escanaba on July 4, 1952, the daughter of Hubert and Luella (Wandahsega) Meshigaud. Juanita graduated from Bark River Harris High ...

Patricia I. Picard

ESCANABA — Patricia I. Picard, 46, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Christine L. Robinson-Dozhier

ESCANABA — Christine L. Robinson-Dozhier, 66, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Among survivors are her husband, Jerry. A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s paper. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Marvin A. Horchner

GLADSTONE — Marvin A. Horchner, 85, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

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James B. ‘Jim’ ‘Bunny’ Roberts Sr.

NEW BERLIN, Wis. — James B. “Jim” “Bunny” Roberts Sr. found peace Feb 12, 2017, at the age of 78. Born April 26, 1938. Jim graduated from Escanaba in 1956. He was retired after 25 years of dedicated service from DCS Color Supply in Milwaukee, Wis. Lovingly survived by his wife of ...

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Mary Ann Westerberg

ESCANABA — Mary Ann Westerberg, 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 1, 1944, the daughter of Elmer and Edith (Ammel) Bonifas. Mary graduated from Holy Name High School in 1962. She also attended ...

Harold Brazeau

CORNELL — Harold Brazeau, 80, of Cornell, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Brazeau family.

Charles W. ‘Charlie’ ‘Bill’ Cass

GLADSTONE — Charles W. “Charlie” “Bill” Cass, 79, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017, at his home. His loving wife, Evelyn, is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2:30 ...