Obituaries

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Philemon E. Lippens

ESCANABA — Philemon E. Lippens, 90, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba. Phil was born in St. Nicholas on March 3, 1926, the son of Adolph and Sibilla (LaFaut) Lippens. He was raised in St. Nicholas and attended the Rock ...

Robert C. Calouette

ESCANABA — Robert C. Calouette, 90, of 6597 N Road, Escanaba, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 14, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Calouette, on May 20, 2003. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for a later date. ...

James A. ‘Jim’ Cousineau

WILSON — James A. “Jim” Cousineau, 68, of Wilson, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 unexpectedly while cross country skiing at Days River Trail in Gladstone. Among survivors include his wife, Susan. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are ...

Raymond ‘Ray’ Payment

POWERS — Raymond “Ray” Payment, 68, of Powers, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The ...

Jeff W. Messersmith

WILSON — Jeff W. Messersmith, 49, of Wilson, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Among survivors are his wife, Brandy. Services at this time are incomplete. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Home are assisting the ...

Beverly Henderson

WELLS — Beverly Henderson, 74, of Wells, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2017, at her home. Services at this time are incomplete. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

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Patrick Stephen O’Connell

APPLETON, Wis. — Patrick Stephen O’Connell, 60 years old, from Appleton, Wis., passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2017 at his home. Pat was born May 14, 1956, in Escanaba, the son of Harold (Spike) and Mary (Berglund) O’Connell. He attended Escanaba High School. At a young age, Pat ...

Robert Calouette

ESCANABA — Robert Calouette, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Larry L. Kempher

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Larry L. Kempher, 75, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Abrazo Hospital West Campus in Goodyear Arizona. His wife, Elizabeth, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family ...

Philemon E. Lippens

ESCANABA, Mich. — Philemon E. Lippens, 90, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba. Phil’s wife, Muriel, is listed among the surviving family. Phil’s family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Skradski ...

Raymond ‘Ray’ Payment

POWERS — Raymond “Ray” Payment, 68, of Powers, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be ...

Brian Christopher Graham

Brian Christopher Graham

KEWASKUM, Wis. — Brian Christopher Graham, age 33, of Kewaskum, Wis., formerly of Gladstone, passed away from clear celled undifferentiated sarcoma, (cancer causing) chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and pneumonia at the end. He peacefully died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, ...

Lorraine M. Vaughan

Lorraine M. Vaughan

MANISTIQUE — Lorraine M. Vaughan, 89, of Manistique (Indian Lake), passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2017 at the Hidden Estates Home in Manistique where she has resided for the past three years. She was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Iron Mountain, the daughter of Rosario "Joe" and Viola (Dessart) ...

Laurie Jean DuBord

ESCANABA — Laurie Jean DuBord, 63, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. There will be an opportunity for friends and family to share memories to ...

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Laurie Jean DuBord

ESCANABA — Laurie Jean DuBord, 63, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. She was born in Escanaba on April 22, 1953, the daughter of Alfred and Jeannette (Cormier) LaCrosse. Laurie graduated from Holy Name High School in 1971 and completed two years ...

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Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard

ESCANABA — Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Christian Park Village. She was born in Fayette on June 21, 1919, the daughter of Knute and Eva (Pizzala) Leivdal. In 1938, Avis married Alex Bouchard. Avis attended Bay College and earned her ...

Angela M. Mauhar

ESCANABA — Angela M. Mauhar, 88, of the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba (formerly of Escanaba and Ensign), passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2017, at the Christian Park Health Care Center. Angela was born July 6, 1928 in Ensign, the daughter of Antone and Amelia ...

Allen ‘Al’ LeRoy Collier

ESCANABA — Allen “Al” LeRoy Collier, 68, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at his home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Elks Lodge 354 will have a memorial service at 2 p.m. Services will follow ...

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Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard

ESCANABA — Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Christian Park Village. She was born in Fayette on June 21, 1919, the daughter of Knute and Eva (Pizzala) Leivdal. In 1938, Avis married Alex Bouchard. Avis attended Bay College and earned her ...

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Allen ‘Al’ LeRoy Collier

ESCANABA — Allen “Al” LeRoy Collier, 68, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at his home in Escanaba. He was born on Sept. 16, 1948, in Anselmo, Neb., the son of Lawrence and Stella (Schmidt) Collier. Allen graduated from Skyline High School in 1966 in Missouri. On May 22, 1993, ...