Obituaries

Elizabeth C. ‘Betty’ Anderson

ELKHORN Wis. — Elizabeth C. “Betty” Anderson (nee Giffin}, 90, formerly of Escanaba, and East Troy, Wis., passed peacefully on Aug. 11, 2018, in Elkhorn, Wis. Betty was born on Feb. 3, 1928, in North Chicago, Ill., to Arthur and Catharine (Milroy) Giffin. She married Robert C. ...

William ‘Bill’ B. Peters

ESCANABA — William “Bill” B. Peters, 83, of 404 S. 7th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Feb. 23, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., the son of August and Elizabeth Peters. After high school, at age 18, he enlisted in the ...

Frederick L. ‘Fred’ ‘Fritz’ Bowden

ESCANABA — Frederick L. “Fred” “Fritz” Bowden, 76, of Escanaba, fought a courageous battle with cancer until God called him home on Sunday, Aug., 12, 2018. The visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba from 4 to 7 p.m. Parish ...

Frederick L. ‘Fred’ ‘Fritz’ Bowden

ESCANABA — Frederick L. “Fred” “Fritz” Bowden, 76, of Escanaba, fought a courageous battle with cancer until God called him home on Sunday, Aug., 12, 2018. Lester and Phyllis (DeGrand) Bowden were blessed with a son, Frederick Lionel. on Aug. 29, 1941. He was a life-long resident of ...

Russell ‘Tad’ Demers

MANISTIQUE — Russell “Tad” Demers, 85 of Manistique, passed away on Aug. 12, 2018, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He was born April 26, 1933, in Manistique, Mich., the son of Arthur and Emily (Popour) Demers and attended Manistique area schools. He was a ...

Edward R. Paulson Jr

GLADSTONE — Edward R. Paulson Jr., 59, of Gladstone, (formerly Eau Claire, Wis.) passed away suddenly Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, just six days before his 60th birthday.  Ed was born in Ishpeming in 1958 and spent most of his childhood between Rhinelander and Eau Claire, Wis. He graduated from ...

Glenn E. Ehle

ESCANABA — Glenn E. Ehle, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 6, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. He was born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Hessel, Mich., the son of Herman and Josephine (Tassier) Ehle. Glenn attended school in Hessel and graduated from Cedarville High ...

Glenn ‘Buzzy’ David Sexton Jr.

FLAT ROCK — Glenn “Buzzy” David Sexton Jr., 44, of Flat Rock, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, after a courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. Glenn was known for his unbeatable pool skills and love for driving his semi-truck. He adventured all over the country ...

Edward R. Paulson

GLADSTONE — Edward R. Paulson, 59, of Gladstone, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Thursday Aug. 9, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. A memorial gathering is being planned for a later date. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and ...

Daniel M. Morley

GLADSTONE — Daniel M. Morley, who lived in Traverse City, died, July 22, 2018. He was 56 when he succumbed to long-term complications from throat cancer. The colorful life of “Big Dan” Morley began on March 29, 1962, in Saginaw, the third of four children of Willard and Genevieve ...

Edward R. Paulson

GLADSTONE — Edward R. Paulson, age 59, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly Thursday Aug. 9, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Harold J. Taylor

GREEN BAY Wis. — Harold J. Taylor, 84, formerly of Schaffer, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. Harold was born in Escanaba to Emanuel “Darl” and Marie (Revord) Taylor and was raised in Schaffer. After high school, Harold enlisted in the United States Air Force and ...

Josey Shea

ESCANABA — Josey Shea, 38, of Escanaba, passed away at his home. A celebration of Joey’s life will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba with a time of sharing starting at noon at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. The Anderson Funeral Home ...

Clell F. LaBonte Sr

SPALDING — Clell F. LaBonte Sr., 86, of Spalding, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. He was born on March 5, 1932, in Spalding, son of the late Napoleon and Aldia (Betters) LaBonte. He enjoyed being outdoors more than anything. He also enjoyed hunting, ...

Norma M. Mattonen

WELLS, Mich. — Norma M. Mattonen, 97, of Wells, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family early Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, 2018, at Christian Park Center. Norma was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Cornell, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Norma (Colburn) Terrien. She was united in marriage to ...

Glenn E. Ehle

ESCANABA — Glenn E. Ehle, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 6, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Military honors will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at ...

James M. Halmeoja

RAPID RIVER — James M. Halmeoja, 69, of Rapid River, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.allfh.com to send online condolences to his family. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Halmeoja family.

Carol J. Marcum

MILLINGTON, Mich. — Carol J Marcum passed away Aug, 6, 2018, at home in Millington, Mich. Carol was Born Dec. 9, 1937, the daughter of Carl and Bertha Buckland. Listed among survivors are three sisters, Betty Pettersen, Laverne McGeary, and Audrey LaChance; four brothers, Charles ...

Harold J. Taylor

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Harold J. Taylor, 84, formerly of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Taylor family.

Ellen O. Molloy

ESCANABA — Ellen O. Molloy, 89 of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday evening, April 4, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Ellen was born in Escanaba on Sept. 22, 1928, daughter of Charles and Anna (Leahy) Molloy. She attended Barr School, Escanaba Junior High and graduated from Escanaba High ...