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William ‘Bill’ Woodbury

ESCANABA, Mich. — William “Bill” Woodbury, 69, of Escanaba, was welcomed into Heaven on May 21, 2017, after his four-month courageous fight with brain cancer. Bill was born July 25, 1947, to Lewis and Claire (Houle) Woodbury Sr. in Worcester, Ma. He graduated in 1965 from David Prouty ...

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Mildred T. ‘Millie’ Frigerio

BARK RIVER — Mildred T. “Millie” Frigerio, 93, of Bark River, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. Millie was born on Dec. 14, 1923, in Milwaukee Wis., daughter of Theresa (Jacoby) and Alex Paasch. She was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from West Milwaukee High ...

Richard Eugene Wilson

STONINGTON, Mich. — Richard Eugene Wilson, 95, of Stonington, passed away Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where he was currently residing. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Richard’s family will receive friends on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to ...

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Edward D. Leonard Sr.

MANISTIQUE — Edward D. Leonard Sr., 96, of 186 N. Cedar Street, Manistique passed away on May 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Manistique, the son of Harold and Edith (Hanson) Leonard and attended Manistique area schools. He was a graduate of ...

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Ferdinand John Walli (Fred)

POWERS — In memory of our life-loving, spirited, generous father, brother, and grandfather: Ferdinand John Walli (Fred), born Aug. 27, 1933, in Iron River, peacefully passed away on Dec. 22, 2016 in Iron Mountain. Born to Ernest Walli and Anna Weber, Fred and his three brothers grew up, ...

Mildred Frigerio

BARK RIVER — Mildred Frigerio, 93, of Bark River, passed away Sunday evening, May 21, 2017, at her home. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

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Constance ‘Sally’ Hofer

ESCANABA — Constance “Sally” Hofer, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. She was born July 17, 1925, in Pequaming, Mich., and was the daughter of Clarence “Hank” and Evelyn (Stein) ...

William P. “Bill” Woodbury

ESCANABA, Mich. — William P. “Bill” Woodbury, 69, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, May 21, 2017, at the O.S.F. Saint Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His wife Jeanne is listed among the survivors. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski ...

Fred Zierk

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Fred Zierk, 64, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, at home of an apparent heart attack. His wife, Gail, is listed among the survivors. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

Mildred Frigerio

BARK RIVER — Mildred Frigerio, 93, of Bark River, passed away Sunday evening, May 21, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Constance “Sally” Hofer

ESCANABA — Constance “Sally” Hofer, age 91, of Escanaba passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Private family funeral services are being planned for later this summer. Complete funeral arrangements will be ...

Rhea ‘Ann’ Straebel

Rhea ‘Ann’ Straebel

SPRING LAKE, Mich. — Rhea “Ann” Straebel, age 94, of Spring Lake, Mich., passed away on May 17, 2017. She was born in Saginaw on March 1, 1923 to Glen L. and Kathyrn (Hax) Bullis. She graduated from Bay City Junior College and worked for Pier Marquette Railroad. On April 25, 1947, she ...

Patrick Stanley Boddy

Patrick Stanley Boddy

ESCANABA — Patrick Stanley Boddy, age 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his daughter’s house in Appleton, Wis., surrounded by his family. Pat was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Escanaba, son of the late Fred and Ethel (Derwin) Boddy. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, ...

Jodi L. Peterson

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Jodi L. Peterson, age 55 of Big Rapids, Mich., formerly of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. A memorial graveside service will take place 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at Schaffer Cemetery in Bark River. View a complete obituary at ...

Linel Blackwell Freeman

Linel Blackwell Freeman

GLADSTONE — Linel Blackwell Freeman, 95, of Gladstone passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral services and burial were on Monday, May 15 in Collins, Miss. Mrs. Freeman was born on Oct. 11, 1921 in Covington County, Miss. She retired as a ...

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John ‘Jack’ Beach

GLADSTONE — John “Jack” Beach, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Jack was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Gladstone, the son of William and Laura (Johnson) Beach. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School ...

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Richard F. ‘Dick’ LaVigne

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Richard F. “Dick” LaVigne, 83, of Gladstone (formerly of Cary, Ill.) passed away Thursday morning May 18, 2017, at his residence. Dick was born May 8, 1934, in Powers, Mich., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Revord) LaVigne. He was an Ironworker for C&NW/Union Pacific ...

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Dale J. Paulin

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — Dale J. Paulin, 66, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Jerome Patric will officiate. ...

Loren R. Wangerin

GLADSTONE — Loren R. Wangerin, 72, of 2822 6th Ave. W., Gladstone, passed away Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Constance ‘Sally’ Hofer

ESCANABA — Constance “Sally” Hofer, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.