Obituaries

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. ...

Doris J. Beals

ESCANABA — Doris J. Beals, 71, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Per Doris’ request, no services will be held. The Beals family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or ...

Robert L. Macabee

ESCANABA — Robert L. Macabee, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

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Geneva Mae Kroehler

GOURLEY TOWNSHIP — Geneva Mae Kroehler, 86, of Gourley Township, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was born on Nov. 9, 1930, in Boyceville, Wis., daughter of Ignes and Gladys (Ranney) DePas. On July 10, 1949, Geneva married Duwain Kroehler at the Carney ...

Robert L. Macabee

ESCANABA — Robert L. Macabee, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 6, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Reverend Dr. Philip J. Lyon

Reverend Dr. Philip J. Lyon

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Reverend Dr. Philip J. Lyon returned peacefully to his heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. He was 89 years old. Philip was born to the late Howard and Frances Lyon in Eau Claire, Wis. on Oct. 23, 1927. He attended high school in Chippewa Falls and was a proud member ...

Donald F. Strahl

Donald F. Strahl

WILSON — Donald F. Strahl, 87, of Wilson, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Don was born on the family farm in Harris Twp. on May 1, 1930, son of Howard and Stella (Arkens) Strahl and attended the local school. On October 30, 1948, Don ...

George W. DeLoughary

ESCANABA — George W. DeLoughary, 94, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 2017 at Christian Park Healthcare Center with his loving family by his side. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Anne Church in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial ...

Donald F. Strahl

WILSON — Donald F. Strahl, 87, of Wilson, passed away early Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Strahl family.

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George W. DeLoughary

ESCANABA — George W. DeLoughary, 94, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 2017 at Christian Park Healthcare Center with his loving family by his side. George was born in Harris Township on July 1, 1923, son of George and Marie (Gauthier) DeLoughary. He was raised in ...

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Ruth Ann Johnson

ESCANABA — Ruth Ann Johnson, 98, of Escanaba, formerly of Bark River, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. She was born on July 23, 1919, in Gilman, Wis., the daughter of Martin and Elsbeth (Fluetsch) Henkel. As a young girl, the ...

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Joni M. Ruperd

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Joni M. Ruperd, 60, of Green Bay, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. She was born on Nov. 19, 1956, in Schaffer. Joni graduated from Escanaba Area Schools. A little over 24 years ago she met the love of her life, Jerry Paquette, and they have been together ever since. She ...

Joyce M. Guenette

ESCANABA — Joyce M. Guenette, 55, of Escanaba, passed away at her home unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, of natural causes. The family of Joyce Guenette will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. at St. Anne’s ...

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Clarence E. Dahlin

KINGSFORD — Clarence E. Dahlin, 90, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services. He was born April 2, 1927, in Escanaba, son of the late Oscar and Elsie (Bowman) Dahlin. Clarence graduated from Escanaba High School in 1945. He proudly served his country ...

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Joyce M. Guenette

ESCANABA — Joyce M. Guenette, 55, of Escanaba, passed away at her home unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, of natural causes. She was born in Escanaba on Oct. 8, 1961, daughter of Oscar and Lorraine (St. Onge) Guenette. She was raised in Schaffer, graduating from Bark River-Harris ...

David A. Holmes

ARNOLD — David A. Holmes, 67, of 47720 County Road 426 in Arnold, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on Nov. 30, 1949, in Marquette, the son of Kenneth and Armeen (Luemux) Holmes. David attended school in Gwinn and graduated from Gwinn High School. He ...

Ruth Ann Johnson

ESCANABA — Ruth Ann Johnson, 98, of Escanaba, formerly of Bark River, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services ...

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Ronald L. Ketcham Sr.

ESCANABA — Ronald L. Ketcham Sr., 66, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at St. Jude’s Assisted Living in Escanaba. Ronald was born Aug. 13, 1951, in Escanaba, the son of Edward and Violet (Trentin) Ketcham. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from the Gladstone High ...

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Anna Cordellia Lalka

COOKS — Anna Cordellia Lalka, 92, of Cooks, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 29, 2017, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. Anna was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Dutch Creek, Ark., the daughter of William and Alean (Davis) Damon. Survivors include: son, Billy (Sonia) Harris of ...

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Melvin ‘Mel’ N. Ozimac

ESCANABA — Melvin “Mel” N. Ozimac, 72, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at his home in Escanaba. He was born on July 9, 1945, in Escanaba, the son of Frank and Anna (Gersich) Ozimac. Mel grew up in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1963. He enlisted ...