Obituaries

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Norman R. Paternoster Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norman R. Paternoster Sr., 77, of Iron Mountain, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, after a long battle fighting the effects of a stroke he suffered in June of 2014. He was born on Oct. 24, 1939, a life-long resident of Iron Mountain living on the “nort-side” as he would ...

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Dennis Coulter

ESCANABA — Dennis Coulter, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He was born on Oct. 5, 1940, in Escanaba, son of Rex and Dorothy (Tumath) Coulter. Dennis served in the Air Force from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1964. Dennis ...

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Norbert E. Schultz

HERMANSVILLE — Norbert E. Schultz, 77, of Hermansville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Hermansville, son of the late Albert and Vivian (Midle) Schultz. On Oct. 9, 1959, Norbert married the love of his life, Barbara Helmer, at St. ...

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Michael R. Stimac

MENOMINEE — Michael R. Stimac, 74, of Menominee, passed away peacefully Friday, March 24, 2017. He was born on May 24, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Nicholas and Sophia “Jo” (Kundrat) Stimac. In 1960 he graduated from St. Mary’s of Redford High School and continued to be a ...

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John Gerard Frankovich

ISABELLA — John Gerard Frankovich, 84, of 14588 24th Road, Rapid River (Isabella), Mich., passed away on March 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Manistique, Mich., the son of Nick and Frances Frankovich and attended Manistique area schools. ...

Sinikka ‘Cindy’ Niemi

EBEN JUNCTION — Sinikka “Cindy” Niemi, 82, of Eben Junction, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born on Nov. 1, 1934, in Eben Junction, Mich., to Andrew and Marie “Mary” (Myllyla) Salmi. Cindy is survived by her four ...

Dorothy M. Baker

BARK RIVER — Dorothy M. Baker, 92, of Bark River, passed away early Monday morning, March 27, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Among survivors are her husband, William, and daughter, Nancy Ray. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Dennis Lee Coulter

ESCANABA — Dennis Lee Coulter, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Thomas A. Erickson

RAPID RIVER — Thomas A. Erickson, 71, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Catherine Hendrickson

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Catherine Hendrickson, 91, passed away Sunday evening, March 26, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Her husband, Raymond, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Bonnie F. (Knapp) Kirschner

ESCANABA, Mich. — Bonnie Faye (Knapp) Kirschner, 49, of Escanaba, passed away while surrounded by family on March 23, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at the KBIC Zeba ...

Norman R. Paternoster Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norman R. Paternoster Sr., 77, of Iron Mountain, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Private funeral services are being planned and a full obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are ...

Norbert E. Schultz

HERMANSVILLE — Norbert E. Schultz, 77, Hermansville, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

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James E. ‘Trail Boss’ Casey

WELLS — James E. “Trail Boss” Casey, 86, of Wells, passed away Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1930, in Escanaba, son of William and Rose (Lemay) Casey. James was raised in Wells. On Sept. 1, 1951, James married Marcella J. Bussineau at ...

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Wayne R. Thoney

STEPHENSON — Wayne R. Thoney, 72 of Stephenson, Mich., passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at home with his family by his side. Wayne was born on Feb. 23, 1945, in Daggett, Mich., to the late Joseph and Agnes (Vandervest) Thoney. Wayne was a graduate of Stephenson High School where he ...

Thelma Corinne Carlson

Thelma Corinne Carlson

TRENARY — Thelma Corinne Carlson, age 86, of Trenary, was taken to her eternal home on Thursday evening, March 23, 2017 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. She was born on May 8, 1930 to the late Carl and Kathleen (Kaiser) Holmquist of Trenary. Thelma graduated from Trenary ...

Margaret Anne Gagnon

Margaret Anne Gagnon

GLADSTONE — Margaret Anne Gagnon, age 83, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Margaret Anne was born April 9, 1933, in Escanaba, the daughter of the late John Ellwood and Margaret E. (Goodman) Erickson Sr. She was raised in Gladstone ...

Lorraine A. Haack

Lorraine A. Haack

ESCANABA — Lorraine A. Haack, age 98, of 906 7th Ave. South in Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on Jan. 15, 1919 in Ishpeming, the daughter of Joseph and Signe (Norman) Anderson. Lorraine grew up in Ishpeming and graduated from ...

Theadora Mae ‘Teddi’ Nelson

Theadora Mae ‘Teddi’ Nelson

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Teddi passed away on March 19, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich., at the age of 95 with three of her children by her side. Teddi was born Feb. 7, 1922, Tupper Lake, N.Y., lived in Powers (Upper Peninsula) for most of her life, prior to moving to Arizona in 1997 and then ...

Ellen Ruth (Deiter) Tanguay

ESCANABA — Ellen Ruth (Deiter) Tanguay, born Sept. 12, 1922, completed her circle of life on March 23, 2017. She now joins Clayton, her loving husband of 65 years. She will live on in the love of family and nature that she instilled in her children, Brian and Mary Beth; grandchildren, Heather ...