Obituaries

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Randy J. Carlson

ESCANABA — Randy J. Carlson, 63, of 3121 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 16, 1954, in Escanaba, the son of Clifford and Doris “Toodie” (LaBumbard) Carlson. Randy grew up in Rock and was a member of the ...

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Paul Ryan Bakken

GLADSTONE — Paul Ryan Bakken, 61, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, with family at his bedside. Paul was born with Down Syndrome on July 10, 1955, in Marquette to the Reverend Olaf and Lois (Schulze) Bakken. Paul enjoyed everything about life, especially ...

Shirley Wilson

GLADSTONE — Shirley Wilson, 92, of Gladstone, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Sunnyview Assisted Living in Flat Rock. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Memorial services will ...

Patrick ‘Pat’ Roland Writt

ESCANABA — Patrick “Pat” Roland Writt, 63, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 17, 1953, in Albion, Mich, son of Roland and Eleanor (Hayes) Writt. He graduated from Hammond Tech High School in Hammond, Ind. ...

Lennart Ellis Granath

BARK RIVER — Lennart Ellis Granath, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Lennart was preceded in death by his wife, Yolanda Granath, and stepdaughter, Nancy Cannon. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford ...

Lorraine A. Haack

ESCANBAA — Lorraine A. Haack, 98, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral services are being planned for a later date. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Haack family and online condolences can be sent at ...

Joseph Michael Roman Jr.

HERMANSVILLE — Joseph Michael Roman Jr., 73, of Hermansville, passed away early Monday morning, March 16, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon EST at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Rheaume ...

Randy J. Carlson

Randy J. Carlson

ESCANABA — Randy J. Carlson, 63, of 3121 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 16, 1954, in Escanaba, the son of Clifford and Doris “Toodie” (LaBumbard) Carlson. Randy grew up in Rock and was a member of the ...

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Lester LaVern Rogers

COOKS — Lester LaVern Rogers, 85, of 16960 29.5 Road, Cooks, passed away on March 11, 2017, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Brunersburg, Ohio, the son of Lester and Mary (Fry) Rogers and was the last of eight children. During a very ...

Lloyd Stanley (John) Myers

GREENBACK, Tenn. — Lloyd Stanley (John) Myers, 63, of Greenback, Tenn., formerly of Northland, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, following a lengthy battle with COPD/emphesyma. Lloyd is survived by longtime companion Pam Bivens; daughters, Melissa (Russell) Schmidt of ...

Shirley Wilson

GLADSTONE — Shirley Wilson, 92, of Gladstone, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Sunnyview Assisted Living in Flat Rock. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, ...

Paul Ryan Bakken

GLADSTONE — Paul Ryan Bakken, 61, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home with family at his bedside. A memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Bakken will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at New Life Church in Escanaba. A luncheon will be served following the memorial ...

Lorraine A. Haack

ESCANABA — Lorraine A. Haack, 98, of 906 7th. Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

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Allen ‘Alley Cat’ James LaBonte

ESCANABA — Allen “Alley Cat” James LaBonte, 55, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Allen was born May 26, 1961, in Escanaba, the son of Lemrod and Ethel (McGuire) LaBonte Sr. He worked as a journeyman lineman for MJ Electric and Campbell Electric for many years. He ...

Randy J. Carlson

ESCANABA — Randy J. Carlson, 63, of 3121 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Randy will ...

Alice Paul

ESCANABA — Alice Paul, age 98, of Escanaba, formerly of Caspian, Mich., passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 ...

Joseph Michael Roman Jr.

Joseph Michael Roman Jr.

HERMANSVILLE — Joseph Michael Roman Jr., 73, of Hermansville, passed away early Thursday morning March 16, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. Joseph was born Oct. 1, 1943 in Chicago Ill., the son of Joseph and Pearl (Nowak) Roman. He graduated from Bark River Harris High ...

Patrick Writt

ESCANABA — Patrick Writt, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday evening, March 17, 2017 at his home following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Writt family.

Randy J. Carlson

ESCANABA — Randy J. Carlson, age 63, of Escanaba passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home in Escanaba. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced ...

Allen “Alley Cat” James LaBonte

ESCANABA — Allen "Alley Cat" James LaBonte, age 55, of Escanaba passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will ­follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral ...