Obituaries

Paul P. Van Damme

WATSON — Paul P. Van Damme, 94, of Watson, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, 2018, at U.P Health System – Marquette. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Parish prayers with the sharing of stories and memories will begin ...

Albert M. ‘Al’ Aittama

ESCANABA — Albert M. “Al” Aittama, 86, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ T. King

ESCANABA — Jeffrey “Jeff” T. King, 58, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Rene Peter Lippens

GLADSTONE — Rene Peter Lippens, 90, of 7933 N.25 Lane, Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

Darlene Sauve

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Today the Heavens opened and the Lord called our Mother home. Darlene Sauve passed away on Sept. 15, 2018. Darlene Frances Moser was born Nov. 7, 1938, to Walter and Leila (Groleau) Moser, and was a lifetime resident of the Rapid River area. In 1959, she married ...

Timothy S. Neadow

COOKS — Timothy S. Neadow, 58, of Cooks, passed away Sept. 13, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Mich. He was born Oct. 24, 1959, in Manistique, the son of James and Wilma (Key) Neadow and attended school in Cooks. He later attended and graduated from Big Bay de Noc ...

Merrill L. Archey

MANISTIQUE — Longtime Thompson resident Merrill L. Archey, 95, of Manistique, died Sept. 13, 2018, at the Northern Comfort Home in Thompson Township. He was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Manistique, Mich., the son of Jesse and Gunhild (Thompson) Archey and attended schools in Manistique. He was a ...

Audrey Imagene (Wright) Halgren

WELLS — Audrey Imagene (Wright) Halgren, 96, of Wells, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at her home. A celebration of life in Audrey’s honor will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Bark River Bible Church. A full obituary will be in Thursday’s Daily Press. The Anderson ...

Mary M. Johnson

ESCANABA — Mary M. Johnson, 83, of Escanaba, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2018, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Johnson family.

Joseph Michael Svoboda

GLADSTONE — Joseph Michael Svoboda, 54, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at the U.P. Health System in Marquette. A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Dutch Mill In Rapid River. A Memorial Mass will take place on March 9, 2019, at All Saints ...

Paul P. VanDamme

CORNELL — Paul P. VanDamme, 94, of Cornell (Watson), passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, 2018, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Rene Lippens

GLADSTONE — Rene Lippens, 90, of 7933 N. 25 Lane, Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Audrey Halgren

WELLS — Audrey Halgren, 96, of Wells, Mich., passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at her home. A celebration of life is being planned for Sunday, Sept. 23, in Bark River, Mich. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Halgren family and online ...

David D. Neadow

MANISTIQUE — David D. Neadow, 70, of 729 Garden Ave., Manistique, Mich., died Sept. 15, 2018, at his home in Manistique. He was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Manistique, the son of John and Mae (Johnston) Neadow and was the youngest of 13 children. He was raised in Cooks and attended school there. ...

Darlene F. Sauve

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Darlene F. Sauve, 79, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 20, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of ...

Sylvester Hugo Barbeaux

DETOUR VILLAGE, Mich. — Sylvester Hugo Barbeaux, known to most as Butch, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018, at his home in DeTour Village, Mich. He was a good man, a good father, and someone who was respected by his family, his tribe, and his community. Butch was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in ...

Audrey Halgren

WELLS — Audrey Halgren, age 96, of 5660 Main Street in Wells, Mich. passed away Friday Sept. 14, 2018 at her home in Wells. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Gertrude A. Moran

ESCANABA — Gertrude A. Moran, age 90, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. A ...

Carole Ann (Bettiga) Kamp

STANWOOD, Mich. — July 21, 1941 - Sept. 7, 2018. Carole Ann (Bettiga) Kamp, was born July 21, 1941 in Detroit, Mich., to George Bettiga and Hannah (Wollersheim) Bettiga Johnson. After her father's untimely death in 1950, the family moved back to Escanaba, where they made their home. When ...

Thomas Edward Heinonen

TRENARY — Thomas Edward Heinonen, 85, died peacefully at his home in Trenary, Mich. on Wednesday morning Sept. 12 surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 1 in Hancock, Mich. to George and Hannah (Naasko) Heinonen and was married on April 14 to his wife of 60 years, Audrey Virginia ...