Obituaries

Stephen Robert Makosky

BARK RIVER, Mich. — Stephen Robert Makosky, 68, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born in Escanaba on Jan. 3, 1951, the son of Lawrence and Shirley “Billie Ann” (Perryman) Makosky. He was a 1969 graduate ...

James K. Provo

ESCANABA — James K. Provo, 70, of 1612 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at home surrounded by family, following a two-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 24, 1948, in Escanaba, the son of Ovid and Ethel (Hill) Provo. James was raised in Escanaba ...

Marvin John Ray

BARK RIVER — Marvin John Ray, 96, peacefully went to be with his Savior and Lord on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019. Born in Carney to John and Violet Ray on Oct. 30, 1922, Marvin was one of six children — Robert, Kenneth, Majorie, Clarence and Beverly — all who have preceded him in death ...

Barbara Ann Godfrey

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Barbara Ann Godfrey, 56, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Gladstone. Barb was born in Warsaw, Ind., on July 31, 1962. She was raised, graduated and spent her entire life in Gladstone. Barb enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, caring for her pets, ...

Margaret M. Evans

RAPID RIVER — Margaret M. Evans, 94, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Margaret was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Marinette, Wis., the daughter of William and Hilma (Backman) Bauers. As a young woman she was a teacher at the ...

John L. ‘Marty’ Martinson

ESCANABA — John L. “Marty” Martinson, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2019, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 29, 1940, in Escanaba, son of William and Marie (Boucher) Martinson. John was a lifelong ...

Barbara Ann Godfrey

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Barbara Ann Godfrey, 56, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Gladstone. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post 71 to celebrate the life of Barbara Ann Godfrey. The ...

Rev. Erik D. Heskin

ESCANABA — Rev. Erik D. Heskin, 46, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, at the Bethany Lutheran Church Parsonage in Escanaba, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation is being planned for Wednesday, May 8, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba with funeral ...

Stephen Robert Makosky

BARK RIVER, Mich. — Stephen Robert Makosky, 68, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. His wife, Wanda, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family ...

James K. Provo

ESCANABA — James K. Provo, 70, of 1612 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of James will ...

Marvin Ray

BARK RIVER — Marvin Ray, 96, of Bark River, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bark River Bible Church. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Bradley Cochrane ...

Helene ‘Cookie’ Torrence (Corcoran)

WAUPACA, Wis. — Helene ‘Cookie’ Torrence (Corcoran), 76, formerly of Escanaba, passed away April 12, 2019, in Waupaca, Wis. Helene graduated from Escanaba Senior High School as valedictorian of her class and then the University of Michigan with honors. Prior to her retirement she was ...

James K. Provo

ESCANABA — James K. Provo, age 70, of 1612 Stephenson Avenue in Escanaba, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone. — — —

Verna Mae Anderson

GLADSTONE — Verna Mae Anderson, age 70, of Gladstone passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. A complete obituary ...

Lois E. Johnson

GLADSTONE — Lois E. Johnson, 91, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Lois was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Perkins, Mich., the daughter of Frank Harrison and Edith (Nelson) Dahlquist. She graduated from Escanaba High School. She was ...

Daniel J. Stacey

ESCANABA — Daniel J. Stacey, 93, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born in Escanaba on Feb. 15, 1926, son of Elmer and Rose (Vachon) Stacey. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1943. He sailed with the ...

Christopher ‘Chris’ S. Rajala

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Christopher “Chris” S. Rajala, 36, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his home in Green Bay. He was born on May 11, 1982, in Escanaba, son of Jenna (Berry) Nyman and Scott Rajala. Chris earned his ...

Kenneth P. ‘Kenny’ Robbins

MASON Mich. — Kenneth P. “Kenny” Robbins, 75 of Mason, Mich., gained his heavenly wings on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich. Kenny married Loretta (McNutt) July 31, 1965. They celebrated 53 years of marriage last July. He will be greatly missed and forever ...

Margaret M. Evans

RAPID RIVER — Margaret M. Evans, 94, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the ...

Carol Ann McDonnell

ESCANABA — Carol Ann McDonnell, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or to leave the family a ...