Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

ESCANABA — Our Angel lost her earthly wings Dec. 31, 2018. Beth Positive Vibes was 42. She cherished life and lived her best one. Beth was a Super Mom to Hanako and Hiroshi, a free spirit with her Love Mike and a True BFF to Stephanie. All who had the privilege to know her are blessed. ...

Sandra Lee ‘Sandy’ (Choate) Bolm

STEPHENSON — Sandra Lee “Sandy” (Choate) Bolm, 76, of Stephenson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 in Green Bay, Wis. She was born on March 1, 1942 to Merrit and June (Sundling) Choate. In 1980, Sandy married her beloved husband, David Bolm, who preceded her in death. Sandy was an ...

Donna Mae Wilfong

ESCANABA, Mich. — Donna Mae Wilfong, 80, of Escanaba, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2019, at Lakeview Memory Care Facility, in Gladstone, where she currently resided. Donna was born March 11, 1938, in Escanaba, the daughter of Leonard and Beatrice (DeMars) Bryson. She was ...

Anna Mae Fazer

POWERS — Anna Mae Fazer, 93, of Powers, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2019 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River, surrounded by family. She was born the fifth of nine children on Feb. 2, 1925 in Powers, the daughter of John and Mary (Schneider) Fazer. She grew up in Powers and ...

Donald R. Slater

MENOMINEE — Donald R. Slater, 63, of Menominee passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. “Bonzo” as he was called by family and friends loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He lived in the wilderness and loved his animals. Bonzo is ...

Eileen Marie Paler

ESCANABA — Eileen Marie Paler, 102, of Escanaba passed away peacefully at Bishop Noa home in Escanaba on Jan. 6, 2019. There will be a mass at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Escanaba at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Following the service there will be an immediate family gathering at a ...

Doris A. (‘Chiede’) Sabor

ESCANABA — Doris A. (“Chiede”) Sabor, 93, passed away peacefully, and without fanfare, as was her way, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, with family at her side. She was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Osier, Mich., daughter of Edward and Irene (Des Jardin) Botrow. ...

Karen Ann Froberg

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Karen Ann Froberg, 69, of Surprise, Ariz. (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2019 at the Trillium House in Marquette surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home in ...

Marilyn A. (Fenlon) Brayak

ESCANABA — Marilyn A. (Fenlon) Brayak, 89, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday evening, Jan. 12, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. The visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. ...

Cheryl A. Jarvey

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Cheryl A. Jarvey, 70, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Milwaukee on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 of natural causes. A prayer service will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. The ...

Marilyn A. (Fenlon) Brayak

ESCANABA — Marilyn A. (Fenlon) Brayak, 89, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday evening, Jan. 12, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Grace (Kane) Fenlon and was born on July 1, 1929 in Escanaba. Marilyn graduated from Escanaba High School in 1947 ...

Janice M. Mellgren

ESCANABA — Janice M. Mellgren, 84, of Escanaba, Mich., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. She was born on Oct. 11, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Donald and Alice Clason. On Jan. 11, 1958 she married William Mellgren. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2016. ...

Karen Froberg

ESCANABA — Karen Froberg, 69, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2019 at the Trillium House in Marquette, Mich. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Donald R. ‘Bonzo’ Slater

MENOMINEE — Donald R. “Bonzo” Slater, 63, of Menominee, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or to ...

Anna Mae Fazer

POWERS — Anna Mae Fazer, 93, of Powers, Mich., passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2019 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding. Mass of ...

Deborah L. Manning

GLADSTONE — Deborah L. Manning, age 53, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon Jan. 10, 2019, in Escanaba, due to an apparent heart attack. Deborah was born in Manistique, on Feb. 26, 1965 the daughter of William and Judith (Sheppard) Manning of Garden Corners. She ...

Anna Mae Fazer

POWERS — Anna Mae Fazer, age 93, of Powers, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2019 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. CST to 12 p.m. CST, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding. Mass of ...

Norman Elmer Lamberg

ARLINGTON, Va. — Norman Elmer Lamberg passed away on Jan. 6, 2019, in Arlington, Va., of cancer. He was 83. Norman was born on June 19, 1935, son of Elmer Lamberg and Esther (Brodine) Lamberg. He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1953, joined and was a member of the U.S. Army based in ...

Anna Mae Fazer

POWERS — Anna Mae Fazer, 93, of Powers, Mich., passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone. Online condolences can be sent to the ...