Obituaries

Lisa A. Simpkins

BARK RIVER — Lisa A. Simpkins, 54, of Bark River, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Private funeral services are being planned at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Simpkins family and ...

Donald (Don) Henry Kuhr

RAPID RIVER — Donald (Don) Henry Kuhr, 61, died on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in an automobile accident on US-2 near Foxy’s Den. Don was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1956, to Lambert and Harriet Kuhr. He was the middle child of five. He attended Northern Michigan College in Traverse ...

Dorothy McKnight

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Dorothy McKnight, 74, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Her husband, Jim, is listed among the surviving family. Services are pending at this time and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family ...

Melvin ‘Mel’ N. Ozimac

ESCANABA — Melvin “Mel” N. Ozimac, 72, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at his home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Lisa A. Simpkins

BARK RIVER — Lisa A. Simpkins, 54, of Bark River, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Donald Peter Veeser

RAPID RIVER — Donald Peter Veeser, 86, of 8122 Garth Point Lane, Rapid River, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. His wife, Pauline, is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be forthcoming next Wednesday and announced by the ...

Cynthia L. Williams

ESCANABA — Cynthia L. Williams, 58, of 213 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home surrounded by family. Private funeral services are being planned at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are ...

Dale Robert Heidbrier

RAPID RIVER — Dale Robert Heidbrier - the man, the myth, the legend - of Rapid River peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at OSF Hospital in Escanaba after a brave battle with an aggressive form of lung disease. Dale was surrounded by family and friends as he moved on from ...

Cynthia L. Williams

ESCANABA — Cynthia L. Williams, 58, of 213 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Michael D. Lemieux

MENOMINEE — Michael D. Lemieux, 63, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1954, in Menominee to the late Robert and Carol (Allgeyer) Lemieux. He was a 1972 graduate of Menominee High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and ...

Pamela A. Erickson Scherer Anderson

BARK RIVER — Pamela A. Erickson Scherer Anderson, daughter of Wendell and Marie Erickson, born in Redlands, Calif., on Feb. 16, 1944, passed away on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at UP Health System Marquette at the age of 73. She was a graduate of Holy Name High School in 1962. She is survived ...

Dale P. Strahl

WILSON — Dale P. Strahl, 73, of Wilson, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the ...

Dale R. Heidbrier

RAPID RIVER — Dale R. Heidbrier, age 71, of Rapid River, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His loving wife, Gail Heidbrier, is listed among the surviving family. Services are pending at this time and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. ...

Nancy Murray

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Nancy Murray, 96, of Clearwater, Fla. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept 12. Nancy was born in Escanaba. She married John Murray of Escanaba and moved to Michigan City, Ind. in 1948 where they raised their family. Nancy received and M.A. degree from Valparaiso ...

John Joseph Rademacher

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — John "Red" Rademacher 85, was born in Escanaba to Paul H. and Marie (Jaeger) Rademacher on Sept. 13, 1931. He died peacefully after a short illness in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Aug. 27, 2017. "Red" was predeceded by his parents and siblings: Jean Benson, Audie Feltes, ...

Janis W. Seymour

RAPID RIVER — Janis W. Seymour, age 83, of 8316 41.5 Road in Rapid River (North Delta), passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at U.P. Health System - Marquette. She was born on Nov. 11, 1933 in Escanaba, the daughter of Robert and Esther (Turnwall) Kositzke. Janis grew up in Escanaba where ...

Dale P. Strahl

WILSON — Dale P. Strahl, 73, of Wilson, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. (EDT) at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the ...

Joni M. Ruperd

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Joni M. Ruperd, 60, Green Bay, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. She was born on Nov. 19, 1956, in Schaffer. Joni graduated from Escanaba Area Schools. A little over 24 years ago she met the love of her life, Jerry Paquette and they have been together ever since. ...

Christine M. ‘Tina’ Cardinal

KINGSLEY, Mich. — Christine Marie “Tina” Cardinal, 48, of Kingsley, and former Diorite Location and Big Bay resident, walked on Sunday evening, Sept. 10, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., in the loving, comforting care of her family. She has been lifted up and ...

Janis W. Seymour

RAPID RIVER — Janis W. Seymour, 83, of 8316 41.5 Road, Rapid River (North Delta), passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at UP Health System - Marquette. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Trenary. Funeral services celebrating ...