Obituaries

Robert J. Otradovec

WILSON — Robert J. Otradovec, 62, of Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. EST at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 3 ...

Patricia Lee ‘Pat’ Springer

GLADSTONE — Patricia Lee “Pat” Springer, 67, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Her husband, Bill Springer, is listed among the surviving family. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, at ...

John Thomas Whybrew

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — John Thomas Whybrew, 82, of Rapid River, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. John’s family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services ...

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Donald W. ‘Don’ Savage

ESCANABA — Donald W. “Don” Savage, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 6, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. He was born on Nov. 13, 1928, in Escanaba, son of William and Rose (LaVigne) Savage. Don served in the Army from 1945 until his honorable discharge on ...

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Robert J. ‘Bob’ Otradovec

WILSON — Robert J. “Bob” Otradovec, 62, of Wilson, passed away on Monday, Aug., 7, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Bob was born Dec. 1, 1954, in Menominee, son of David and Priscilla (Hertel) Otradovec. He was raised in Carney, graduating from Carney Nadeau High School in 1972 and ...

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John Thomas Whybrew

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — John Thomas Whybrew, 82, of Rapid River, Mich., passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. John was born June 21, 1935, on the family farm in Rapid River, the son of Albert and Genevieve (Wylie) Whybrew. He was raised on the family ...

Jacqueline Ann Coppock

GLADSTONE — Jacqueline Ann Coppock, 85, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. at the ...

Thomas C. ‘Tom’ Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas C. “Tom” Elegeert, 75, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, Aug. 11, at Grace Church, 528 28th St., Gladstone, from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral service ...

Michael Eugene Moberg

ROCK — Michael Eugene Moberg, 68, of Rock, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at home of an apparent heart attack. Mike was born May 26, 1949, in Gladstone, the son of Richard and Patricia (Lavelle) Moberg. Mike’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 12, from noon ...

Kenneth O. West

CORNELL — Kenneth O. West, 79, of 11105 N. River Lane, Cornell, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Celebration, Fla. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ken will follow at 5 p.m., ...

Jacqueline Ann Coppock

Jacqueline Ann Coppock

GLADSTONE — Jacqueline Ann Coppock, 85, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Jackie was born March 29, 1932, in Escanaba, the daughter of Clarence and Angeline (Pepin) Buntjer. On July 15, 1950, she married Fredrick E. Coppock in ...

Robert (Bob) DeShambo Jr.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP — Robert (Bob) DeShambo Jr. passed away peacefully at the Tender Care Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie on Aug. 4, 2017, where he had been a resident for several months. Approximately 24 years ago Bob was paralyzed from a logging accident. Prior to the accident, he was an ...

Randy Paul Majestic

RAPID RIVER — Randy Majestic, 43, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. Randy leaves two beautiful children, son, Damon, age 9, and daughter, Aubrey, age 8, his brother, Michael Majestic, his mother, Carol Majestic, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Randy was proceeded in death ...

Donald W. ‘Don’ Savage

ESCANABA — Donald W. “Don” Savage, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 6, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. The family will greet friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The visitation will ...

Glenn G. Getzloff

Glenn G. Getzloff

WILSON — Glenn G. Getzloff, 76, of Wilson, passed away early Monday morning, Aug., 7, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital with his loving family by his side. Glenn was born on April 28, 1941, in Escanaba, son of Arthur and Edna (VanEnkevort) Getzloff. He was raised in Wilson and graduated from ...

Thomas C. ‘Tom’ Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas C. “Tom” Elegeert, 75, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, Aug. 11, at Grace Church, 528 28th St., Gladstone, from 3 to 5 p.m. The funeral service ...

Robert J. Otradovec

WILSON — Robert J. Otradovec, 62, of Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Among survivors include his wife, Donna. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Knights of ...

Patricia Lee ‘Pat’ Springer

GLADSTONE — Patricia Lee “Pat” Springer, 67, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Her husband, Bill Springer, is listed among the surviving family. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, at ...

Kenneth O. West

CORNELL — Kenneth O. West, 79, of 1105 N. River Lane, Cornell, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Winter Garden, Fla. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Jane. Funeral services are being planned for Friday, Aug. 18. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the West family and online ...

Ned G. Britton

Ned G. Britton

WILSON — Ned G. Britton, 81, of Wilson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at his home. He was born in Greenville, Pa., on April 30, 1936, son of the late Edward and Anne (Kittchen) Britton. On April 13, 1957, Ned married the former Linda L. Parrish in Powers. Ned enjoyed spending time ...