Obituaries

Arthur “Apple Art” Lamber

STONINGTON — Arthur "Apple Art" Lambert, age 85, of Stonington, Mich., passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Art was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of Harry and Florence (Dill) Lambert. Art worked for years as a machinist with Chrysler. He retired early to ...

Vernon H. Brunette

COVINGTON, Ohio — Vernon H. Brunette, age 75 of Covington, Ohio, born in Escanaba, and raised in Flat Rock, passed away June 21, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018 at American Legion Post #43, Troy. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio

Francis A. “Max” Perryman

SHAWANO, Wis. — Francis A. “Max” Perryman, age 79 of Shawano, Wis., passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2018 at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton, with his wife, children, and grandchildren all by his side. Max was born Jan. 17, 1939 in Escanaba, a son of the late Charles and ...

Agnes “Aggie” K. Bougie

ESCANABA — Agnes "Aggie" K. Bougie, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday morning, June 21, 2018 at her home with her daughter close at hand. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Escanaba, the daughter of Joseph Jr. and Helen Khollman (Peterson). Aggie was raised in Escanaba, and was a 1946 ...

Agnes Katherin ‘Aggie’ Bougie

ESCANABA — Agnes Katherin “Aggie” Bougie, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at home. Her husband, Bernard J. Bougie, preceded Aggie in death on Oct. 27, 1971. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

Verna M. Sicotte

GLADSTONE — Verna M. Sicotte, 74 of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Lakeside Assisted Living in Gladstone surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST at the Bark River Bible Church, 1105 12th Road, Bark River. The ...

Thomas Jackson Banfield

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Thomas Jackson Banfield, 85, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and former resident of Ford River, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Homer, Mich. Jack was born on Feb. 11, 1933, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Thomas Addison Banfield and Doris Jackson Banfield ...

Robert P. ‘Bob’ Cappeart

ESCANABA — Robert P. “Bob” Cappeart, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Bob, son of Josephine (Tomasini) Giannunzio, was born on Feb. 27, 1928 in Norway. He graduated from Norway High School in 1945. Bob worked at Allis Chalmers in ...

Philip Paul Creten

ESCANABA — Philip Paul Creten, 85, of Escanaba, Mich., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 18, 2018, with his loving wife by his side. Philip was born on May 25, 1933, in Gladstone, Mich., at his family home on Minneapolis Avenue by his aunt — a midwife. The son of Paul and ...

Joan E. O’ Donnell

RAPID RIVER — Joan E. O’ Donnell, 79, of Rapid River and formally of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 at her home. She graduated from Escanaba High School, Class of 1956. She retired from Schneider, Larche and Haapala and Co. She was very involved in the Escanaba ...

Diane M. Smaron

MOUNT PROSPECT Ill. — Diane M. Smaron, 67, of Mount Prospect, Ill. Nov. 28, 1950 to June 12, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Stanley (Tedo) and Stella nee Bloniarz, loving sister of Richard (Carol) Smaron of Peronville Mich. Proud Godmother dearedst cousin and cherished friend of ...

Cory L. Johnson

ESCANABA — A celebration of life remembering Cory L Johnson, who recently passed away, will be held Friday, June 22. The family will welcome family and friends at the Elks Lodge 510 Ludington St. Escanaba, from 4 to 7 p.m. In his honor the 11:00 toast will be said at 6 p.m. Cory is survived ...

Charles E. Anys

ESCANABA — Charles E. Anys, 91 of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Charlie was born on Aug. 8, 1926 in Watersmeet, Mich., son of Leroy and Myrtle (Carter) Anys. He was raised in Watersmeet and graduated from Watersmeet High School ...

Timothy P. Gardiner

ESCANABA — Timothy P. Gardiner, 51, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Jan. 31, 1967, in Escanaba, the son of Allen and Jeanette (Petersen) Gardiner. Tim was raised in Escanaba, was a 1985 graduate of Escanaba High School, ...

Thomas Jackson Banfield

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Thomas Jackson Banfield, 85, passed away June 12, 2018, in Murrells Inlet, S.C. His wife Caroline is listed among the surviving family. Jack’s family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military rites ...

Michael J. Jacobs

ESCANABA — Michael J. Jacobs, 66, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home following an illness with cancer. Mike was born in Green Bay, Wis., on March 10, 1952, son of James and Mary (Kreitzer) Jacobs. He was raised in Escanaba, graduating from Escanaba High School, ...

Russell Michael Jaeger

ESCANABA — Russell Michael Jaeger, 44, of Escanaba, passed away due to complications of a heart attack Friday evening, June 15, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. Russ was born on April 14, 1974, in Escanaba, the son of Richard Jr. and Janice (Bolm) Jaeger. He grew up in Ford River on the ...

Richard E. Vetrovec

DARIEN, Ill. — Richard E. Vetrovec, age 75; beloved husband of Karen nee Clark; cherished son of the late Anna and Edward Vetrovec of Perronville, Mich.; loving grandson of the late Rudolph and Mary Vetrovec of Perronville, Mich.; devoted nephew of Helen O’Donnell of Escanaba, Mich.; and ...

Eva Marie Brown

GARDEN — Eva Marie Brown passed away at the age of 78 on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. She was born July 10, 1939 and raised in Garden. Inurnment will take place in the New Garden Township Cemetery, Garden Mich. on Friday June 22, at 1 p.m.

Sharon (Godfrey) Nadeau

GLADSTONE — Sharon (Godfrey) Nadeau, of Gladstone, died at her home Saturday, June 16, 2018, with her family at her side. She was 73. Sharon was one of eight children born to Walter and Thelma (Froberg) Godfrey of Gladstone. She grew up in Gladstone’s East End neighborhood, where ...