Obituaries

John ‘Fox’ Ernest St. Juliana

HERMANSVILLE — John “Fox” Ernest St. Juliana, 80, of Hermansville, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. John was born in Hermansville on July 29, 1936, to John Oreste and Ida (Malone) St. Juliana. He was a 1954 graduate of ...

Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve, 76, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at her home in Gladstone. Jackie was born July 7, 1940, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Kenneth and Mildred (Lantz) Swick. She was united in marriage to Richard Bates Sr. and he preceded her ...

Thomas J. Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas J. Elegeert, 54, of Gladstone, passed away early Monday morning, April 10, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Among survivors include his wife, Jaclyn “Jackie” of Gladstone. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes ...

Warren Jones

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Warren Jones, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home in Gladstone/Brampton. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence may be offered online at ...

Rodger O. Pearson

RAPID RIVER — Rodger O. Pearson, 91, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, 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.

Dr. William Bruce Stegath

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — William ‘Bill’ Stegath, April 14, 1920 – March 29, 2017, was a loving husband and father, energetic grandfather and great-grandfather, a communicator, teacher, life-long learner, loyal friend and proud University of Michigan Alum. Born in Escanaba, to Gideon R. and ...

Donald John Dagenais

WICHITA, Kan. — Donald John Dagenais, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from complications of the West Nile Virus. Rosary, 7 p.m., Monday, April 10; Funeral Mass, 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where Don was a charter ­member. Don served ...

Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve

GLADSTONE — Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve, 76, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at her home in Gladstone. Jackie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours on ...

Karen Eileen Mirate

PRAIRIE du SAC, Wis. — Karen Eileen Mirate, Dec. 17, 1945 - March 26, 2017, age 71, of Prairie du Sac, Wis. passed away painlessly on March 26, 2017 at home after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. She retired from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. She was a pianist, church ...

David E. Linnee

ESCANABA — David E. Linnee, 53, of 4935 Whisper 18.8 Lane, Escanaba (Soo Hill), passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He was born on Jan. 3, 1964, in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Roger and Beverly (Agre) Linnee. David grew up in Gwinn and ...

Natalie M. Olson

MANISTIQUE — Natalie M. Olson, 96, of Manistique, passed away on April 4, 2017, at the Hidden Estates Home in Manistique. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 2004. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 10, at the First Baptist Church in Manistique. ...

Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve

GLADSTONE — Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve, 76, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at her home in Gladstone. Jackie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours on ...

Craig Paul ‘Goob’ Soderman

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Craig Paul “Goob” Soderman, 50, of Gladstone, passed away Monday evening, April 3, 2017, at the U.P. Health System in Marquette following complications of a heart attack. Craig was born Oct. 26, 1966, in Escanaba, the son of David and Donna (Gudwer) Soderman. He was a ...

Judith Thelma Gerou Kolich

ESCANABA — At 90 years of age, Judith Kolich passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick from her childhood friend, Father Emmett Norden, prior to her passing. Judy was born in Perkins and graduated from Perkins High School. She married ...

David E. Linnee

ESCANABA — David E. Linnee, 53, of 4935 Whisper 18.8 Lane, Escanaba (Soo Hill), passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Victoria; and three children, Chelsea, Joshua, and Devin. Visitation will be held ...

Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Jacqueline D. Sinnaeve, 76, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at her residence. Services for Jacqueline are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave ...

Nancy L. Provo

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — Nancy L. Provo, our beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the age of 87 at the Otterbien Assisted Living in Marblehead, Ohio. Nancy (LaFond) Provo was born Nov. 12, 1929, to Willard and Marcelene LaFond of Gladstone. She married ...

Douglas G. ’Dougie’ Rates

BARK RIVER — Douglas G.”Dougie” Rates, 65, of Bark River, passed away early Monday morning, April 3, 2017, following an illness. He was born on Sept. 5, 1951, son of Charles and Frances (Matheson) Gates in Walled Lake Mich. Doug graduated from Walled Lake High School. Doug worked at ...

Gerald A. Grenfell and Rosellen A. Grenfell

ESCANABA — Gerald A. Grenfell, 84, and Rosellen A. Grenfell, 80, of Escanaba, both passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral ...

David E. Linnee

ESCANABA — David E. Linnee, 53, of Escanaba (Soo Hill), passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Vicki, and three children, Chelsea, Joshua, and Devin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time ...