Obituaries

Ronald A. ‘Ron’ Kleiman

WILSON — Ronald A. “Ron” Kleiman, 81, of Wilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, during a brief stay at Christian Park Healthcare Center of Escanaba. Ron was born in Lansing, Mich., to parents Herman and Rosella (Schwartz) Kleiman on Sept. 18, 1937. At one year old the family bought ...

Shirley Marie Sanborn

ZELLWOOD, Fla. — Shirley Marie Sanborn, 86, of Zellwood, Fla., (formerly of Gladstone), passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Florida Hospital - Altamonte. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the ...

Mae Brazeau

ESCANABA — Mae Brazeau, lifelong Escanaba resident, passed away peacefully Sunday night, Oct. 14, 2018, with her family at her side. Mae was born on May 27, 1924, in Escanaba to her parents George and Alma Peterson. She was actively involved in the Escanaba community throughout her life. As ...

Ragnar Hammerberg

KEY WEST Fla. — Ragnar Hammerberg, 73, of Key West, Fla., passed away in Key West, Fla. He was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Escanaba, to the late Samuel and Marie (Holmstrom) Hammerberg. Ragnar worked in several hotels at a maitre d and waiter. Ragnar is survived by one sister, Elaine (Ken) ...

Janie Marie Wandahsega

ESCANABA — Janie Marie Wandahsega, 70, passed away Oct. 10, 2018, from a short battle with cancer. Janie was born May 24, 1948, in Escanaba to Charles and Marie (Dezel) Gylock. She was raised and graduated from Perkin’s High School. In 1966 she married James W. Wandahsega and together ...

Roy P. Djerf

WELLS — Roy P. Djerf, 75, of Wells, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at ...

Paul E. Behrend

POWERS — Paul E. Behrend, 72, of Powers, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday evening, Oct. 12, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born on June 27, 1946, in Escanaba, the son of the late Elmer and Wava (Moore) Behrend. On Oct. 28, 2009, he married Frances “Fran” ...

Roy P. Djerf

WELLS — Roy P. Djerf, 75, of Wells, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 13, 1943, in Fulton, Mich., son of the late Wilbert and Anna (Piehi) Djerf. After graduating from Calumet High School in 1961, Roy served ...

Wayne F. Louis

MENOMINEE — Wayne F. Louis, 80 of Menominee, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Atrium Post-Acute Care Center of Menominee surrounded by his family. Wayne was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Gladstone, Mich., to the late Earl and Dagney (Alfield) Louis. On May 31, 1956, Wayne graduated from ...

Ronald A. ‘Ron’ Kleiman

WILSON — Ronald A. “Ron” Kleiman, 81, of Wilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Among survivors are his wife, Evelyn. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...

Jacqueline L. Smith

ESCANABA — Jacqueline L. Smith, 86, of Escanaba, passed away at her home in West Highland Apartments. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery with Major Ralph Hansen officiating. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Smith ...

Lonnie L. DeRoos Sr.

ESCANABA — Lonnie L. DeRoos Sr., 57, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at his home. Private family services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes assisted the DeRoos family and online condolences can be sent at ­www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

Shirley M. Sanborn

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Shirley M. Sanborn, of Altamonte Springs, Fla. (formerly of Rapid River), passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Florida Hospital – Altamonte. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Janice Bittner

DES MOINES, Iowa — On Sept. 5, 2018, beloved aunt and friend Janice Irene Bittner passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 68. Janice was born in Escanaba to Herman Bittner and Pearl (Marenger) Bittner, and had two sisters Doreen Anne (Bittner) Stokes and Joanne Marie Bittner. ...

Roger L. Poquette

RENTON, Wash. — Roger L. Poquette, 76 years old, passed away on Sept. 20, 2018, from a six-month illness. He was born in Gladstone to Sam Poquette and Florence Smith School on Aug 25, 1942. The family moved to Wells and he went to grade school in Wells and graduated from Escanaba in 1961. ...

Peggy Ann Christiansen

GLADSTONE — Peggy Ann Christiansen, 82, of Gladstone, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 8, 2018, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, Mich. Peggy was born on March 31, 1936, in Upper Marlboro, Md., the daughter of James Sr. and Anastasia (Moran) Loveless. She was raised in ...

Robert ‘Bob’ G. Hay

ESCANABA — Robert “Bob” G. Hay, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Bob was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 30, 1936, son of Howard and Mildred (Labadie) Hay. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High ...

Maryellen Madigan

WILSON — Maryellen Madigan, 84, of Wilson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Maryellen was born in Chicago on Dec. 5, 1933, daughter of Alfred and Elsa (Tischendorf) Mohnhaupt. She was raised in Chicago and was a resident of the Wilson area for ...

Vanesa L. Mosier

ESCANABA — Vanesa L. Mosier, 49, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at U.P. Health System – Marquette. She was born on Feb. 25, 1969, the daughter of Lucretia “Kewpie” (Allsworth) Mosier. Vanesa grew up in Escanaba and was a 1988 graduate from James R. Fitzharris High ...

Julie K. Stevenson

HERMANSVILLE — Julie K. Stevenson, of Hermansville, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the age of 61 after battling cancer. Born in Escanaba, Mich., to Fred and Marilyn Tucker, Julie, was a 1975 graduate of Escanaba High School. While raising her family, she earned her ...