Obituaries

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Christopher G. Seymour

GWINN — Christopher G. Seymour, 29, of 202 Ventura St., Gwinn, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1988, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of George Jr. and Glenna (Seymour) Ashley. Chris grew up in Escanaba where he also attended school. He lived in various ...

Patricia Fitch

FORD RIVER, Mich. — Patricia Fitch, 82, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident in Ford River. Her husband, Dr. Don Fitch, preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski ...

Roger King

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Roger King, 63, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the King family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com ...

Vernon H. Porath

POWERS — Vernon H. Porath, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service celebrating the life of Vernon will follow at 4 ...

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John J. Benz

CORNELL — John J. Benz, 83, of Cornell, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Fredrick and Josephine (Trash) Benz. He was raised on the family farm in Cornell and graduated from Perkins High School in 1952. John enlisted in the ...

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Larry Daniel Homernik

ESCANABA — Larry Daniel Homernik, 65, of Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017, at home surrounded by family. Larry was born May 25, 1952, in Cornell, Mich., the son of Robert and Marian (Westlund) Homernik. He lived in Escanaba for most of his life. He married Patricia Green on ...

Helen M. Chaperon

Helen M. Chaperon

MANISTIQUE — Helen M. Chaperon, 77, of Manistique passed away on Dec. 9, 2017 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born May 20, 1940 in Manistique, the daughter of Glen and Ada (Smith) Short. She attended school in Seney through the 8th grade and went to high ...

Carl Allen Lawson

Carl Allen Lawson

GLADSTONE — Carl Allen Lawson, 78, Gladstone and Escanaba resident, passed away Dec. 9, 2017 at UP Health System- Marquette. He was born in Detroit on June 26, 1939, son of the late Clifford Paul and Anna (Nantais) Lawson. He married the former Patricia Corbisier on Aug. 26, 1961. At age ...

Victoria (Vicky) LaFave Couillard

Victoria (Vicky) LaFave Couillard

GLADSTONE — Victoria (Vicky) LaFave Couillard, 65, formerly of Gladstone, passed away Dec. 5, 2017 at An Enchanted Assisted Living group home in Surprise, Arizona. Vicky was born Dec. 29, 1951 in Escanaba, the daughter of Patrick & Dorothy (King) LaFave. Vicky was united in marriage ...

Larry D. Homernik

ESCANABA — Larry D. Homernik, age 65, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017 at home surrounded by family. His loving wife Patti is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 from 1 ...

John J. Benz

CORNELL — John J. Benz, age 83, of Cornell, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Memorial services celebrating the life of John will follow at 1 p.m., Saturday, in the ...

Leslie C. "Les" Ruohomaki

Leslie C. “Les” Ruohomaki

GLADSTONE — Leslie C. “Les” Ruohomaki, 83, of 1524 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. Les was born July 4, 1934 in Ishpeming, Mich. the son of Walfred and Laura (Carlson) Ruohomaki. He was raised in Ishpeming ...

Lyle F. Nadeau

Lyle F. Nadeau

ISABELLA — Lyle found peace on Dec. 8, 2017 at the home he built in Isabella, surround by his family and many examples of his craft. No more pieces of wood will be turned into homes, furniture, bird houses or walking sticks by his strong, sure, and talented hands. Lyle started working with ...

George A. Holmgren

ENSIGN — George A. Holmgren, 96, of Ensign, passed away Saturday evening Dec. 9, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His wife Annabelle is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be forthcoming and announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes. George's ...

Carl Allen Lawson

GLADSTONE — Carl Allen Lawson, 78, Gladstone and Escanaba resident, passed away on Saturday December 9, 2017 at Marquette General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

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Donna Jean Terrian

ESCANABA — Donna Jean Terrian, 59, of 3610 8th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. She was born on Nov. 13, 1958, in Wasco, Calif., the daughter of George and Melba (Clement) Whimley. Donna attended high school in Bakersfield, Calif. ...

John J. Benz

CORNELL — John J. Benz, 83, of Cornell, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Memorial services celebrating the life of John will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Anderson ...

Chris G. Seymour

GWINN — Chris G. Seymour, 29, of Gwinn, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. A memorial gathering will be held later this month at the Trenary Tavern. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Seymour family and online condolences can be sent at ...

Leslie C. ‘Les’ Ruohomaki

GLADSTONE — Leslie C. “Les” Ruohomaki, 83, of 1524 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. His wife, Ada, is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Leslie’s family will receive friends ...

Delore ‘Del’ Quist

ELKHORN, Wis. — Del Quist, 63, passed away Dec. 5, 2017, in Elkhorn, Wis., surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 24, 1954, to Rodger and Evelyn “Babe” Quist. Del was raised in Bark River, graduated from Bark River Harris High School, and later moved to Milwaukee. There, he began ...