Obituaries

Janet T. ‘Cotton’ Ellisor

ESCANABA — Janet T. “Cotton” Ellisor, 89, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Janet was born July 21, 1927, in Gladstone, the daughter of Harry and Helen “Lola” (Boyle) Lundin. She was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone ...

Harold J. Moravek

CORNELL — Harold J. Moravek, 90, of 2895 Triple Creek Road, Cornell, passed away at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born on March 7, 1926, in Chicago, the son of Harold and Anna Moravek. Harold grew up and attended school in Chicago. On June 26, 1944, Harold enlisted ...

John ‘Jack’ Beach

GLADSTONE — John “Jack” Beach, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba. His wife, Joyce, is listed among those who survive him. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral ...

Diane Marie Meehan

ESCANABA — Diane Marie Meehan, 88, of 2127 24th Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston, Texas. A memorial service celebrating the life of Diane will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. Burial will take ...

Loren R. Wangerin

GLADSTONE — Loren R. Wangerin, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

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Wallace “Spike” H. Anderson

ESCANABA — Wallace “Spike” H. Anderson, 86, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Murray’s Country View Adult Foster Care Home in Escanaba. He was born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Escanaba, the youngest child of Alec and Hannah (Olson) Anderson. He grew up in Escanaba and ...

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Gary J. Cayer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Gary J. Cayer, 57, passed away on Dec. 17, 2016, at his home after battling cancer for over a year. Gary served in the Army and National Guard. Besides his family, he loved riding his motorcycle, watching NASCAR racing and being on the pit crew for a dear friend. Gary is ...

Gerald J. Bergeon

ESCANABA — Gerald J. Bergeon, 86, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 14, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with Inclusive Body Myositis. Visitation will be Thursday, May 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in ...

Sandra ‘Sam’ R. Hankinson

RAPID RIVER — Sandra “Sam” R. Hankinson, 68, of 8102 W.5 Road, Rapid River, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home in Rapid River. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sandra “Sam” Hankinson will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Rapid River Congregational ...

Harold J. Moravek

CORNELL — Harold J. Moravek, 90, of Cornell, passed away at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Veteran’s services are being planned for 1 p.m., Friday, May 19, in Cornell. A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s Daily Press. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and ...

Dale J. Paulin

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — Dale J. Paulin, 66, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 820 13th Street So., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Visitation will be ...

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James L. ‘Jim’ Coppock

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — James L. “Jim” Coppock, 76, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., following complications of a heart attack. James was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Escanaba, Mich., the son of Eugene and Lula ...

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Cynthia (Cindi Shedd) Oswald

GLADSTONE — Cynthia (Cindi Shedd) Oswald, 59, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017, after a short illness surrounded by the loving support of her family. She was born in Ann Arbor and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich. After high school, Cindi worked at Gasow ...

Catherine M. ‘Kate’ Savageau

FORD RIVER — Catherine M. “Kate” Savageau, 92, of Ford River, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center with her loving daughter by her side. She was born in Escanaba on Jan. 23, 1925, daughter of the late Napolean and Charlotte (Kidd) Couillard. Kate ...

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Marie (McCarthy) Trethewey

RAPID RIVER — Kathleen “Kathy” Marie (McCarthy) Trethewey, 60, of Rapid River (Stonington), passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. Her husband, Les, is listed among survivors. Graveside services will be held at the Rapid River Cemetery on Saturday, ...

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Gerald J. Bergeon

ESCANABA — Gerald J. Bergeon, 86, of Escanaba passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 14, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with Inclusive Body Myositis. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he was born and raised in Escanaba. ...

Betty L. Huff

KENOSHA, Wis. — Betty L. Huff, 89, of Kenosha, Wis., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Hospice Alliance Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The Bruch Funeral Home of Kenosha, Wis. is assisting the family.

Janet T. Ellisor

ESCANABA — Janet T. Ellisor, 89, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com

Wallace H. ‘Spike’ Anderson

ESCANABA — Wallace H. “Spike” Anderson, 86, of 6782 M Road, Escanaba, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Wallace Anderson will be held at 4 ...

Sandra ‘Sam’ Hankinson

STONINGTON — Sandra “Sam” Hankinson, 68, of 8102 W.5 Road in Rapid River, Mich. (Stonington), passed away Saturday May 13, 2017 at her home in Stonington. She is survived by her Husband George. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sandra “Sam” Hankinson will take place at the ...