Obituaries

Sharon Ann Greis

GLADSTONE — Sharon Ann Greis, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Escanaba on June 28, 1938 the daughter of Patrick and Dolly (VanStratton) Miron. Sharon attended Escanaba Schools, graduating in ...

Eileen Marie Paler

ESCANABA — Eileen Marie Paler, 102, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at Bishop Noa home in Escanaba, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2019. Eileen was born in Schaffer on Nov. 18, 1916 and was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Greenwood. After marrying Harry Paler, they had two sons, Stephen Charles and ...

Gregory (Greg) Dean Dennis

ESCANABA — Gregory (Greg) Dean Dennis, 51, of Escanaba and formerly of Cadillac, passed away on Dec. 21, 2018. Greg was born on Jan. 11, 1967 to Derwin and Gloria (Gumm) Dennis in Cadillac. He attended Marion High School, graduating in the class of 1985. After graduation, Greg worked at ...

Michael ‘Mike’ L. Seely Jr.

STEPHENSON — Michael “Mike” L. Seely Jr., 45, of Stephenson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at his home. Mike was born in Menominee, Mich., on March 14, 1973, son of, Michael and Donna (Homernik) Seely Sr. He was raised in Carney and attended Carney-Nadeau School. He was ...

Sharon A. Greis

GLADSTONE — Sharon A. Greis, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Among survivors are her husband, Edward. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5 ...

Michael James Bell

ESCANABA, Mich. — Michael James Bell, 30, ran into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 4, 2019 at Marquette General Hospital. Michael was born on July 30, 1988 in Escanaba, Mich. He was a member of the Ford River Community Chapel and graduated from the Learning Center in 2014. Michael is survived ...

Marilyn Jean Pinar

ESCANABA — Marilyn Jean Pinar, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 3, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Escanaba on Sept. 15, 1933, daughter of Patrick and Dolly (VanStratton) Miron. She was a life-long resident of Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High ...

Eileen Paler

ESCANABA — Eileen Paler, 102, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2019 at Bishop Noa Home. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Paler family with arrangements.

Sharon A. Greis

GLADSTONE — Sharon A. Greis, 80, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Among survivors include her husband, Edward. At this time arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Greis family.

Geraldine ‘Geri’ (Racicot) DeMars

ESCANABA — Geraldine “Geri” (Racicot) DeMars passed away on Jan. 1, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital at the age of 94. Geri was born on July 10, 1924 to Louis and Selma (Schuster) Racicot in Schaffer, Mich. At a young age, she started working alongside her father in the Schaffer General ...

Michael James Bell

ESCANABA — Michael James Bell, 30, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at UP Health Systems Marquette. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4 until 6 P.M. at the Ford River Community Chapel. Funeral services will follow visiting hours at ...

Michael Seely

STEPHENSON — Michael Seely, of Stephenson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Seely family.

Curtis D. Trams

NEENAH Wis. — Curtis D. Trams, 84 of Neenah, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 15, 1934 to the late Melvin and Elizabeth (McKown) Trams in Michigan. After joining the U.S. Air Force, Curtis served in England where he met his bride, Patricia Hoy. They married ...

Phyllis Ann Haglund

RAPID RIVER — Phyllis Ann Haglund, age 80, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at her home. Phyllis was born May 2, 1938, in Gladstone, the daughter of Clarence and Loretta (Morand) Royer. Phyllis graduated from Gladstone Area ...

Marilyn Jean Pinar

ESCANABA — Marilyn Jean Pinar 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 3, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. The visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with ...

Douglas ‘Doug’ W. Wendricks

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — Douglas “Doug” W. Wendricks, 63, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born on Aug. 5, 1955 in Menominee, son of Norma (Desmarais) and the late William Wendricks. On Sept. 23, 1989 he married the former ...

Geraldine R. DeMars

ESCANABA — Geraldine R. DeMars, 94, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony’s ...

David ‘Dave’ J. Cayer

ESCANABA — David “Dave” J. Cayer, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Murray’s Country View in Gladstone following a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 2, 1940 in Trenary, Mich., son of the late Dennis and Mary (Finch) Cayer. Dave is survived by three children, ...

Cynthia Joan Rivers

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Cynthia Joan Rivers, 62 of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Green Bay, surrounded by her loving family. Cindy was born in Marquette, Mich., on May 6, 1956, the daughter of Albert and Frances (Casimir) ...

Geraldine R. DeMars

ESCANABA — Geraldine R. DeMars, 94, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at OSF Francis Hospital. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony’s ...