Obituaries

Melvin A. Teal

Melvin A. Teal

BARK RIVER — Melvin A. Teal, 90, of Bark River, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. Mel was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Phlox, Wis., son of Raymond and Lorraine (Berndt) Teal. His family moved to Bark River in 1939. He graduated from St. Joseph High ...

John F. Martinac

John F. Martinac

GLADSTONE — John F. Martinac, age 83, of 7028 0.85 Lane in Gladstone, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Green Bay, Wis. He was born on Jan. 22, 1934 in Escanaba, the son of Marko and Anna (Kirincich) Martinac. At the young age of two, his mother passed away leaving his sister, Ann, to ...

John V. ‘Pineapple’ Mackie Jr.

HOUSTON, Texas — John V. “Pineapple” Mackie Jr., 63, formerly of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Friday, March 3, 2017, at East Houston Regional Medical Center, in Houston, Texas, in the presence of family. A celebration of life for John will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 5 ...

John Martinac

ESCANABA — John Martinac, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Melvin A. Teal

BARK RIVER — Melvin A. Teal, 90, of Bark River, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home with his family at his side. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at ...

David Pugliese

RAPID RIVER — David Pugliese, 82, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Pugliese family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to ...

Melvin A. Teal

BARK RIVER — Melvin A. Teal, 90, of Bark River, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. Survivors include his wife, Corrine. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with the Crawford Funeral Homes assisting the Teal family.

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Kenneth O. West

CORNELL — Kenneth O. West, 79, of 11105 N. River Lane, Cornell, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Celebration, Fla. He was born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Escanaba, the son of F. Oscar and Viola (Irving) West. Ken grew up in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1956. Following ...

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Hailie Ruvolo

VALDOSTA, Ga. — Hailie Ruvolo, 18, of Valdosta, Ga., was born on Dec. 23, 1998, in Escanaba. Hailie gained her wings on Sunday, July 9, 2017, due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Hamilton County, Fla. She graduated from Lowndes High School on May 20, 2017 with high honor roll and ...

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Mary L. Casey

ESCANABA — Mary L. Casey, 79, of 323 S. 19th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Detroit, the daughter of Vaughn and Mabel (Upell) Moore. Mary grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from East ...

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Patricia (Pat) L. DeVere

GLADSTONE — Patricia (Pat) L. DeVere, 88, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at U.P. Health System in Marquette, surrounded by her loved ones. Patricia was born April 3, 1929, in Fergus Falls, Minn., the daughter of James and Victorine (LaPlante) Raines. She graduated ...

Donald W. ‘Don’ Savage

ESCANABA — Donald W. “Don” Savage, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 6, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. The family will greet friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The visitation will conclude ...

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Donald R. Holmes

IRON MOUNTAIN — Donald R. Holmes 65, of Iron Mountain, Mich.,, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Don was born Aug. 10, 1952, in Stambaugh, Mich., to the late Glenn and Jane (Marquette) Holmes. He graduated from West Iron County High School in ...

Richard O. Swanson

MUSKEGON, Mich — Richard O. Swanson, of North Muskegon, Mich., passed unexpectedly early Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2017, at home of apparent heart failure. Richard was born April 23, 1943, in Escanaba, son of Milton and Helen (Coon) Swanson of Escanaba. Richard had been in poor health for two ...

Mary L. Casey

ESCANABA — Mary L. Casey, 79, of 323 S. 19th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary will ...

Patricia L. DeVere

GLADSTONE — Patricia L. DeVere, 88, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the U.P. Health System in Marquette. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 5 ...

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‘Tonie’ Evelyn M. Coolman

GLADSTONE — “Tonie” Evelyn M. Coolman, 67, of Gladstone, passed on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at her home with her family by her side after a short fight with lung cancer. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on July 13, 1950, daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Morse) Tallerdy. On Sept. ...

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Elaine M. Olson

GLADSTONE — Elaine M. Olson, 82, of 2702 4th Ave. W., Gladstone, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 12, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on Aug. 20, 1934, in Escanaba, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Larson) Buckland. Elaine grew up in Escanaba and graduated ...

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John “Jack” Thousand

TROY, MICH. — John “Jack” Thousand passed away on Aug. 12, 2017, at The Sanctuary at Bellbrook at the age of 83 surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Anne (nee LaVallee) for 57 years. Beloved father of Elizabeth LePage (William), Bruce (Lori), Terese Maiorana (Jim). Cherished ...

Kenneth O. West

CORNELL — Kenneth O. West, 79, of 11105 N. River Lane, Cornell, Mich., passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Celebration, Fla. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ken will follow at 5 p.m. ...