Obituaries

David G. ‘White Buffalo’ ‘Cowboy’ Lambert

GWINN — David G. “White Buffalo” “Cowboy” Lambert, 58, of Gwinn, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors include his wife, Ann M. (Rodman) Lambert. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be ...

Ronald “Chum” Magnuson

ESCANABA — Ronald “Chum” Magnuson, 82, of 1006 Sheridan Road, Escanaba, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. He was born on Jan. 2, 1935, in Escanaba, the son of Worthly and Gladys (Hendrickson) Magnuson. He grew up in Escanaba and was a member of the ...

Elmer “Ding” G. DeGrand

ESCANABA — Elmer “Ding” G. DeGrand, 87, of Bark River, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care center. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church. A meal will follow in the church hall. Burial will take ...

Father Norman Clisch

IRON RIVER — Father Norman Clisch, 77, of Iron River, passed away Feb. 4, 2017 at Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. He was born May 22, 1939 in Baraga, son of the late David and Rose (Ellenich) Clisch. He attended the Baraga Schools. In the fall of 1953, he began his ...

Elmer ‘Ding’ G. DeGrand

ESCANABA — Elmer “Ding” G. DeGrand, 87, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Center. He was born in Escanaba on Sept. 18, 1929, the son of John and Rose (LaChapelle) DeGrand. Ding attended Escanaba High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until ...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Vanlerberghe Jr.

GREEN BAY — Thomas ‘Tom’ Vanlerberghe Jr., 45, of Green Bay, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. He was born on May 13, 1971 in Escanaba to Thomas Sr. and Judith (Marohnic) Vanlerberghe. Tom graduated from Escanaba High School in 1990. He was proudly employed with Acoustic Ceiling ...

Bessie May Nelson

BARK RIVER — Bessie May Nelson, 81, of Bark River, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Among survivors include her husband, Nyle E. Nelson of Bark River. The services for Bessie will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark ...

Patricia Rose Schomin

ESCANABA — Patricia Rose Schomin, 86, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

Eleanor Anderson

GREENFIELD, Wis. — Eleanor Anderson, 79, of Greenfield, Wis., passed away Friday Feb. 3, 2017, at her home in Greenfield, Wis. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday Feb. 9, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Eleanor Anderson ...

Eleanor Anderson

GREENFIELD, Wis. — Eleanor Anderson, age 79, of Greenfield, Wis. passed away Friday Feb. 3, 2017 at her home in Greenfield, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Margie J. Bernier

ESCANABA — Margie J. Bernier, 94, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 4, 2017 at Christian Park Health Care Center. She was born on March 20, 1922 in Octonto, Wis., daughter to Ada Denessen.  Margie was raised in the Isabella/Nahma area. She was married to Ernest James ...

David G. “White Buffalo” “Cowboy” Lambert

GWINN — David G. “White Buffalo” “Cowboy” Lambert, 57, of Gwinn, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors include his wife, Ann M. (Rodman) Lambert. Arrangements at this time are pending.  A complete obituary will be ...

Henry Ford Makosky

WELLS — Henry Ford Makosky, age 92, formerly of Wells, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at North Woods Place in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veteran's Council services will be conducted ...

Chun Ok “Wendy” Depuydt

GLADSTONE — Chun Ok "Wendy" Depuydt, 69, of 5710 O.1 Birch Street, Gladstone, passed away Friday evening Feb. 3, 2017 at the Butterworth Hospital Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Wendy was born Jan. 12, 1948 in Pusan, South Korea to Mr. and Mrs. Yi.  She was raised in South Korea where ...

Ronald “Chum” Magnuson

ESCANABA — Ronald "Chum" Magnuson, age 82, of 1006 Sheridan Road in Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 3, 2017 at U.P. Heath System - Marquette. Listed among his survivors is his wife, Lynn. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at the Anderson ...

Bessie May Nelson

BARK RIVER — Bessie May Nelson, 81, of Bark River, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at UP Health System — Marquette. Among survivors include her husband, Nyle E. Nelson of Bark River. The services for Bessie will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark ...

Ruth M. (Pouliot) Horan

LINDENHURST, Ill. —  Ruth M. Horan, age 88, of Lindenhurst, Ill. formerly of Escanaba, beloved, wife of the late Joseph Horan, passed away on Jan. 31, 2017. She died peacefully after several years of suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Throughout her life, she expressed undying love ...

Richard Kenneth Sandstrom

GLADSTONE — Richard Kenneth Sandstrom, 86, passed away in his sleep Jan. 26, 2017 after a brief illness. Known by his friends and family as "Dick," "Dad," and "Grandpa", he will be remembered by all as a loving, steady, hardworking man who loved the railroad, a good project, and ...

Patricia A. (Willette) Gafner

ESCANABA — Patricia A. (Willette) Gafner, 87, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow ...

James ‘Jim’ D. Brunelle

ESCANABA — James “Jim” D. Brunelle, 78, of Escanaba passed away on Jan. 31, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Church at 4 p.m. officiated by Rev. Fran DeGroot. A ...