Obituaries

Ethel Jean LaCarte

GLADSTONE — Ethel Jean LaCarte, 64, of Gladstone (Bay View), went to Heaven the morning of Saturday, March 9, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette, surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral ...

Russell A. Kanerva

MARQUETTE — Russell A. Kanerva, 94, of Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at U.P. Health System Marquette. Russell was born in Gwinn on April 24, 1924, to the late John and Hulda (Murtomaki) Kanerva. He was a graduate of Gwinn High School and was a Navy veteran of World ...

Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sundstrom

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sundstrom, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility in Gladstone. Joan was born on Oct. 22, 1935, in Escanaba, the only daughter of the late John and Marcella (Breault) Skradski. She was raised ...

Michael D. Gardipee

BARK RIVER — Michael D. Gardipee, 65, of Bark River, passed away on Friday evening, March 8, 2019 at his home. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Gardipee family.

Ethel Jean LaCarte

GLADSTONE — Ethel Jean LaCarte, 64, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at UP Health System - Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Dorothy Marie (Waeghe) Srock

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Dorothy Marie (Waeghe) Srock, 85, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Her husband Thomas preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2007. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

Betty Jean Marie Young

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Betty Jean Marie Young, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Murray’s Assisted Living Facility in Gladstone. Betty was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Escanaba, the daughter of Paul and Genevieve (Mannabach) Waeghe. She was raised in Escanaba and graduated from ...

Ruby M. Peterson

WELLS — Ruby M. Peterson, 97, of Wells, passed away Thursday morning, March 7, at Christian Park Center. She was born on July 27, 1921, in Nahma, daughter of Herman and Daisy (Boursaw) Bramer. Ruby was raised in Nahma and graduated from F.W. Good High School. She attended Loyola University ...

Robert L. Britton

GLADSTONE — Robert L. Britton, 58, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home in Gladstone. Bobs gentle heart, huge smile and boisterous laughter will be missed by many. He was loved by many. Bob was born on Oct. 26, 1960, in Norway, Mich., the son of Richard F. and Janice (Fleetwood) ...

Alvin ‘Al’ R. DeGrave

BARK RIVER — Alvin "Al" R. DeGrave, 87, of Bark River, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at UP Heath Systems in Marquette with his loving wife and two sons by his side. He was born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Jam Dam, Mich., son of the late George and Rose (Pirlot) DeGrave. On Oct. 14, 1989, he ...

William G. ‘Glenn’ Schmidt

ESCANABA — William G. “Glenn” Schmidt, 67, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2019, at his home. Glenn was born on June 7, 1951, in Escanaba, son of William G. “Bill” and Opal R. (Materna) Schmidt. He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1969 and attended Bay ...

Ronald L. Welch

ESCANABA — Ronald Lee Welch, 73 of Escanaba, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health & Rehab Center while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born Dec. 30, 1945, in West Allis, Wis., a son of the late Harold and Hazel (Valleau) Welch and ...

Alvin ‘Al’ R. DeGrave

BARK RIVER — Alvin “Al” R. DeGrave, 87, Bark River, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at UP Heath Systems in Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Delta and Menominee Counties.

Ruby M. Peterson

WELLS — Ruby M. Peterson, 97, of Wells, passed away early Thursday morning, March 7, 2019 at Christian Park Health Care Center. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4 ...

Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sundstrom

GLADSTONE — Elizabeth “Joan” Sundstrom, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility in Gladstone. Joan’s daughter Julie is listed among the surviving family. Joan’s family will receive guests on Tuesday, March 12, from 1:30 to ...

Raymond R. Thorbjornsen

GLADSTONE — Raymond R. Thorbjornsen, 94, of 5720 Pine 0.25 St., Gladstone, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River, surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 13, 1924, in Escanaba, the son of Fredrik and Jennette (Tapingten) Thorbjornsen. Ray grew up and ...

Bradley Steven Curtin

GREEN BAY — Bradley Steven Curtin, 58, of Green Bay, passed away March 3, 2019 at his home. Brad was born April 28, 1960, in Laurium, Mich. He was the beloved son of E. Gary Curtin and Mary Lou Studer-Curtin. Brad moved to Escanaba with his family in 1964 where he attended Lemmer School and ...

Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

ESCANABA — A Wisconsin man was arraigned in Delta County District Court on meth charges Wednesday. Jason Anthony Myers, 25, of Menasha, Wis. was charged with one count of controlled substance - possession of meth/ecstasy - second offense, a 40-year felony with a maximum fine of ...

Lucy ‘Lu’ M. Pearce

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Lucy “Lu” M. Pearce, a94, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and previously a resident of Coral Springs, Fla., and Escanaba, Mich., passed away on Friday morning, March 1, 2019, at Vitas Hospice in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lu was born on June 7, 1924, in Garden, Mich., the ...

Mary J. (Ammel) Hatch

LECANTO, Fla. — Mary J. (Ammel) Hatch, 63, Inverness,Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Vistas In-Patient Hospice Health Care Unit in Lecanto, Fla., due to a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1955, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Bernard Sr. and Eleanor ...