Obituaries

Sharon (Godfrey) Nadeau

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Sharon (Godfrey) Nadeau, 73, passed away Saturday evening, June 16, 2018, at her home in Brampton surrounded by family and friends. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence may be ...

Karen F. Paul

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Karen F. Paul, 75, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home in Gladstone. Her husband, Donald Paul, preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence to the ...

Beatrice M. Sayklly

ESCANABA, Mich. — Beatrice M. Sayklly, 86, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence may be offered online ...

Timothy P. Gardiner

ESCANABA — Timothy P. Gardiner, 51, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Sue. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Mary Lee Bowden

ESCANABA — Mary Lee Bowden, 76, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Mary Lee was born in Escanaba on Feb. 19, 1942, daughter of Sidney and Helen (Wellman) Derusha. She was a lifelong resident of Escanaba and graduated from Holy ...

Sandra Laukkanen

ROCK — Sandra Laukkanen, age 73, of Rock passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Sandy was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Roy) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Irving "Bill" Laukkanen on April 6, 1963 in Eben, Mich. Sandy ...

Kathryn L. Hebert

RAPID RIVER — Kathryn L. Hebert, 75, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018, at her home in St. Jacques. Kathy was born on July 28, 1942, in Escanaba, the daughter of Walter and Verona (Johnson) Wilbee. She was raised in Rapid River and was a 1960 graduate of Rapid River High ...

Alan ‘Craig’ C. Maxwell

POWERS — Alan “Craig” C. Maxwell, 83, of Powers, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born in Washington D.C. on June 18, 1934,, son of the late Alan and Jean (Taylor) Maxwell. On July 1, 1961, Craig married the former Gail Lawrence in Two Rivers, ...

Mary L. Bowden

ESCANABA — Mary L. Bowden, 76, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are being planned for Tuesday, June 19, 2018. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bowden family.

Lester A. Lake

ESCANABA — Lester A. Lake, 73, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. He was born in Escanaba, Mich., on Dec. 4, 1944, the son of Frank “Elfie” and Ollie Mae (LaBumbard) Lake. He was raised in Isabella. When Lester was 12, he was ...

Samuel R. ‘Sammy’ O’Brien

HANNAHVILLE — Samuel R. “Sammy” O’Brien, 22, of Hannahville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday morning, June 14, 2018, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Sammy was born in Escanaba on June 9, 1996, son of proud parents Donald and Bear (McCullough) O’Brien. ...

Sandy Laukkanen

ROCK — Sandy Laukkanen, 73, of Rock, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to ...

Diane M. Smaron

MOUNT PROSPECT Ill. — Diane M. Smaron, 67, of Mount Prospect, Ill. Nov. 28, 1950 - June 10, 2018 Beloved daughter of the late Stanley (Tedo) and Stella, nee Bloniarz, loving sister of Richard (Carol) Smaron of Perronville Mich. Proud Godmother dearest cousin and cherished friend of ...

Kathryn Hebert

ST. JACQUES, Mich. — Kathryn Hebert, 75, of St. Jacques, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, Howard, is listed among the survivors. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral ...

Lorraine H. Land

POWERS — Lorraine H. Land, 93, of Powers, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Des Plains, Ill., on July 27, 1924, daughter of the late Herman and Esther (Welle) Ehrhardt. On Oct. 1, 1949, Lorraine married the love of her life, Edward ...

Alan ‘Craig’ C. Maxwell

POWERS — Alan “Craig” C. Maxwell, 83, Powers, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born in Escanaba on June 18, 1934, son of the late Alan and Jean (Taylor) Maxwell. On July 1, 1961, Craig married the former Gail Lawrence in Two Rivers, WI. Craig ...

Lester A. Lake

ESCANABA — Lester A. Lake, 73, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Plans for a celebration of Lester’s life and a complete obituary will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Crawford Funeral Homes, ...

Margie B. McDonald

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. — Former Garden and Escanaba area resident Margie B. McDonald, 90, of Harbor Springs, Mich., passed away on June 12, 2018, at the Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil G. “Mac” McDonald in ...

Jerry W. Dotson

MANISTIQUE — Jerry W. Dotson, 71, of 5922W Linden Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018, at his home in Manistique Township after a long and difficult battle with brain cancer. Jerry is now at peace. He was born May 28, 1947, in Fleming, Ky., the son of Mack and ...

Vernon ‘Vern’ Joseph Vanderlinden

ESCANABA — Vernon “Vern” Joseph Vanderlinden, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at St. Jude’s Assisted Living in Escanaba. He was born in Escanaba on Aug. 16, 1941, son of the late George and Evelyn (Miron) Vanderlinden. Vernon is survived by his brothers, ...