Obituaries

Donald ‘Duke’ E. Buckland

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — Donald “Duke” E. Buckland, 96, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in his home, surrounded by family. Born May 4, 1921, in Escanaba, the son of Edward and Mildred (Jensen) Buckland. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. ...

Ruth H. Maki

Ruth H. Maki

HUNTERTOWN, Ind. — Ruth H. Maki, 81, of Huntertown, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. Born on March 17, 1936, in Escanaba, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elsie (Eggert) Hansen. Ruth graduated from Escanaba High School and earned a master degree ...

Kenneth West

CORNELL — Kenneth West, 79, of Cornell, Mich.., passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Winter Garden, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Glenn G. Getzloff

WILSON — Glenn G. Getzloff, 76, of Wilson, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River from 3 to 6 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 6 p.m. at the chapel. In lieu of ...

Michael Eugene Moberg

Michael Eugene Moberg

ROCK — Michael Eugene Moberg, 68, of Rock, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at home of an apparent heart attack. Mike was born May 26, 1949, in Gladstone, the son of Richard and Patricia (Lavelle) Moberg. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Holy Name Catholic High ...

Barbara E. Wellman

Barbara E. Wellman

CLINTON, Iowa — This day, Aug. 7, 2017, Barbara E. Wellman, 81, has gone home to her Lord and family. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with the cremation. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her ­obituary at ­www.snellzornig.com. Barabara Ellen ...

Jacqueline A. Coppock

GLADSTONE — Jacqueline A. Coppock, 85, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. ...

Donald W. Savage

ESCANABA — Donald W. Savage, 88, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Savage family.

Robert J. Otradevec

WILSON — Robert J. Otradevec, 63, of Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Among survivors are his wife, Donna. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

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Patricia L. Springer

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Patricia L. Springer, 67, of Gladstone, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Pat was born Dec. 25, 1949, in Carroll, Iowa, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy (Raebel) McGuffin. After graduating ...

Ned G. Britton

WILSON — Ned G. Britton, 81, of Wilson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Jacqueline A. Coppock

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Jacqueline A. Coppock, 85, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone, Mich.. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Services are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Please ...

Michael Eugene Moberg

ROCK, Mich. — Michael Eugene Moberg, 68, of Rock, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at home of an apparent heart attack. His wife, Amanda “Mandy,” is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Mike’s family will receive friends on ...

Don C. Lavelle

Don C. Lavelle

ESCANABA — Don C. Lavelle, age 83, of 1106 South 20th Street in Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at U.P. Health System - Marquette. He was born on Aug. 5, 1933 in Michigamme, the son of Reginald “Ted” and Evelyn Louise (Hooper) Lavelle. The family moved to Escanaba when Don ...

Alta M. Giansanti-Bryan ‘Toni’

MUNISING — Alta M. Giansanti-Bryan “Toni”, age 94 of Munising and formerly of Escanaba, Michigan and Superior, Wis., died Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born on Sept.18, 1922 in Norway, to the late Charles and Lorraine (Shelson) Grodesky. As ...

Patricia Lee ‘Pat’ Springer

GLADSTONE — Patricia Lee "Pat" Springer, 67, of Gladstone. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Her husband, Bill Sringer, is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming and announced by the ...

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Laura Jo Blazer

BARK RIVER — Laura Jo Blazer, 61, of N11923 State Hwy M-35, Bark River, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Wesley and Betty (Puhek) Bajanen. Laura grew up in the Milwaukee area until the age of 15. The family ...

Jason W. Hilberg

ESCANABA — Jason W. Hilberg, 37, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Visitation will be held this Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his ...

Don C. Lavelle

ESCANABA — Don C. Lavelle, 83, of 1106 S. 20th St., Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Don will ...

Patricia Lee ‘Pat’ Springer

GLADSTONE — Patricia Lee “Pat” Springer, 67, of Gladstone. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Her husband, Bill Sringer, is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming and announced by ...