Obituaries

Bonnie L. Grzyb

ESCANABA — Bonnie L. Grzyb, 66, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 16, 2017 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born June 20, 1951, in Marquette, daughter of Ralph and Mary Ann (Burch) Saari. She graduated from Escanaba High School. Bonnie was united in ...

Dale R. Heidbrier

RAPID RIVER — Dale R. Heidbrier, age 71, of Rapid River, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His loving wife Gail Heidbrier is listed among the surviving family. A memorial service and reception will be held for friends and family at Dale and Gail's home ...

Walter M. Eagle Sr

Walter M. Eagle Sr

BRAMPTON — Walter M. Eagle Sr., 96, of 5914 27.15 Lane, Brampton, passed away Friday evening Oct. 13, 2017 at his residence in Brampton. Walter was born April 19, 1921 in Perkins, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Benson) Eagle. He was raised in Perkins where he left the family home at the ...

Barbara Shannon

POWERS — Barbara Shannon, 73, of Whispering Pines West, Powers, passed away Friday evening Oct. 13, 2017 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Barbara was born June 30, 1944 in Gladstone the daughter of Phillip and Bernadette (Roberts) Shannon. Survivors include 4 sisters, ...

Susan Jorasz

WILSON — Susan Jorasz, 61, of Wilson, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness. Services are tentatively scheduled for next Sunday and Monday. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Jorasz family.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Nepper

ESCANABA — Jacqueline “Jackie” Nepper, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday evening, Oct. 14, 2017 at her home following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the ­family.

John E. Alworden

John E. Alworden

GLADSTONE — John E. Alworden, 83, of 9180 Bayshore Drive, Gladstone, (Kipling location), passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where he currently was residing. John was born April 15, 1934 in Gladstone, the son of Clyde and Mary (Lancrete) Alworden. He was ...

Sharon M. Gough

Sharon M. Gough

LOMIRA, Wis. — Sharon M. Gough, 74 of Lomira Wis., passed away peacefully with her husband and sons by her side on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis. She was born on March 15, 1943 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Floyd and Edith Therrien. Raised in ...

Melanie (DeHooghe) Sullivan

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Melanie (DeHooghe) Sullivan, age 85, of Bozeman, Mont. formerly of Gladstone passed away on her birthday, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Melanie was the daughter of Ernest DeHooghe and step-daughter of Bernice DeHooghe of Gladstone. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth ...

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Ellen Mae Bannister

OSHKOSH, Wis — Ellen Mae Bannister, a long-time Perkins resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Bethel Home in Oshkosh, Wis. She was 93. Ellen was born Sept. 3, 1924, on the family farm in Ensign. Her parents were Helga (Albertsen) Stenlund and Peter Stenlund. As a teenager, Ellen ...

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Sam Peterson

TAVARES, Fla. — Sam Peterson, 30, of Tavares, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in a one-car accident. He was the only son of Tim and Lori Peterson of Mount Dora, Fla., and is survived by his parents; his fiance, Patty Kahn, 39, of Tavares, Fla.; and his 3-year-old daughter, ...

Robert L. Macabee

ESCANABA — Robert L. Macabee, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. A small graveside service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Ford River cemetery at 1 p.m. (EDT) on Hyde road cutoff. Following the service a luncheon will be ...

John E. Alworden

GLADSTONE — John E. Alworden, 83, of 9180 Bayshore Drive, Gladstone (Kipling Location), passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where he currently was residing. His wife, Patricia, is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be ...

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Helen R. Barton

MANISTIQUE — Helen R. Barton, 87, of Manistique, passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Manistique, the daughter of Sam and Mary (Rodman) Bosanic. She attended the Kendall School and Manistique Area Schools. On ...

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Mary E. O’Connell

GLADSTONE — Mary E. O’Connell, 82, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Mary was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Escanaba, the daughter of Wilmore and Cecilia (Jacobs) Berglund. She was united in marriage to Harold “Spike” O’Connell on July 2, 1955, at St. ...

Ellen M. Bannister

PERKINS — Ellen M. Bannister, 93, of Perkins, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the Bethel Home in Oshkosh, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone at a later date. For additional information or to leave the family a ...

Robert L. Macabee

ESCANABA — Robert L. Macabee, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. A small graveside service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Ford River cemetery at 12 p.m. (CDT) on Hyde road cutoff. Following the service a luncheon will ...

Donald F. Strahl

WILSON — Donald F. Strahl, 87, of Wilson, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. ...

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Robert Leroy Macabee

ESCANABA — Robert Leroy Macabee went to the spirit in the sky Oct. 6, 2017. Bob was born May 4, 1934, and was raised in the Upper Peninsula area by his parents, Frank and Rose (Clautier) Macabee. In his adult life, Bob joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1952 and also married Shirley Tessmer. ...

Mary E. O’Connell

GLADSTONE — Mary E. O’Connell, 82, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Her husband, Harold “Spike” O’Connell, is listed among those who survive her. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. ...