Obituaries

Beverly Ann Mileski Gurney

GLADSTONE — Beverly Ann Mileski Gurney, 79, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at her home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Beverly will follow at 6:30 p.m. Friday ...

Michael A. ‘Hootie’ ‘Mike’ Swille

ESCANABA — Michael A. “Hootie” “Mike” Swille, 57, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, of natural causes. Mike was born on April 26, 1961, in Plattsburgh, New York, son of Gerald and Mary (McLaughlin) Swille. He was raised in Danforth and ...

Alvin ‘Butch’ E. Buckland

ESCANABA — Alvin “Butch” E. Buckland, 73, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Marylee. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services ...

Beverly Ann Mileski Gurney

GLADSTONE — Beverly Ann Mileski Gurney, 79, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Marvin Kivekas

ROCK — Marvin Kivekas, 89, of Rock, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Kivekas family. Please visit ...

Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Krauss

ESCANABA — Anthony J. “Tony” Krauss, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2018, at the home of his daughter in Bark River. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The funeral service ...

Lester F. Johnson

ESCANABA — Lester F. Johnson, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis. Lester was born in Allenville, Mich., on April 24, 1942, the son of the late James and Irene (Wiggins) Johnson. After graduating from high school in 1961, Lester ...

Pat Cole

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pat Cole, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at The Church on Northland, 5200 Northland Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, with a ...

Paul Carlson Jr.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Carlson Jr., 85, of Noblesville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind. He was born on Jan. 28, 1933, to Paul and Ellen (Peterson) Carlson, who were Escanaba residents. Paul proudly served in the United States Army. He ...

Michael A. ‘Hootie’ ‘Mike’ Swille

ESCANABA — Michael A. “Hootie” “Mike” Swille, 57, of Escanaba, passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Among survivors are his wife, Wendy, of Escanaba; daughters, Sarah Racicot of Escanaba and Melissa Swill of Gladstone; and his mother, Mary Swille of Escanaba. The ...

Lester F. Johnson

ESCANABA — Lester F. Johnson, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, in King, Wis. Lester was born in Allenville, Mich., on April 24, 1942, the son of the late James and Irene (Wiggins) Johnson. After graduating from high school in 1961, Lester ...

Mary Christine ‘Chris’ Ziems

GLADSTONE — Mary Christine "Chris" Ziems, 86, of Gladstone, died at her home Nov. 7, 2018 after a life blessed with quality and quantity. She was born Dec. 19, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Robert and Ola Mae (Tillery) Brown. Chris was raised in Chicago, graduated from North Park ...

Robert ‘Bob’ C. Schrader

MARINETTE — Robert "Bob" C. Schrader, 86, peacefully passed away, surrounded by family, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Bob was born on April 14, 1932, in Escanaba, the son of Eleanor and Clarence Schrader. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy for four ...

Delia A. Kleikamp

WILSON — Delia A. Kleikamp, 95, of Wilson, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers with loving family by her side. She was born on March 31, 1923, in Rosiere, Wis., the daughter of the late Constant and Matilda (Fabry) Monfils. On Feb. 7, 1945 ...

Raymond I. Vincent

GLADSTONE — Raymond I. Vincent, 92, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at the Christian Park Center in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 ...

Doris Bernice Rasmusson

GLADSTONE — Doris Bernice Rasmusson, age 79, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Doris was born Aug. 6, 1939 in Escanaba, the daughter of John and Nettie (Dean) Seidl. She was united in marriage to Vernon Rasmusson Sr. on Sept. ...

Paul Carlson Jr.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Carlson Jr., 85, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind. Burial is being planned in the Lakeview Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Carlson family and online condolences can be ...

David A. Frizzell

CORNELL — David A. Frizzell, age 79, of Cornell, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home For Veterans. David was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Escanaba, the son of Alvin and Ida (O'Connor) Frizzell. Dave, as he liked to be known, was a loving and devoted husband ...

Matthew Charles Houle

GLADSTONE — Matthew Charles Houle, known to many as "Coach," age 57, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at his home. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Gladstone High School Auditorium. Vigil prayers will conclude ...

Jean Marie Dubord

ESCANABA — Jean Marie Dubord, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at her home surrounded by family following a long battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in Gladstone, Mich., the third of seven daughters born to Irvin and Lydia (Seely) MacKenzie. The former Jean ...