Obituaries

Daniel T. Owens Jr.

ESCANABA — Daniel T. Owens Jr., 54, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

James ‘Jim’ Marless Hyde Jr.

PARAGOULD Ark. — James “Jim” Marless Hyde Jr. passed away on Feb. 10, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 5, 1946 in Paragould, Ark. After attending Greene County Tech in Paragould, he enlisted in the Army in 1963 where he served several years ...

Donald Lee Fehrenbach

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — Donald Lee Fehrenbach, July 20, 1951 – Feb 9, 2019, age 67 of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Fannin Regional Hospital. Don was born July 20, 1951 in Menominee, Mich., and moved to Escanaba in 1954 with his father, Donald Edward Fehrenbach, at which ...

Ida E. Kallio

TRENARY, Mich. — Ida E. Kallio, 90, of Trenary, entered eternal life Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in the loving care of her family. Ida was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Trenary, a daughter of Paul and Jennie (Lindfors) Kallio, and was raised in Trenary. She graduated ...

Karen Ann Owens

ESCANABA — Karen Ann Owens, 77, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019, at her home in Escanaba. Visitation is being planned for Friday, Feb. 15, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba with funeral services Saturday morning, Feb. 16, at St. Joseph/St. Patrick Catholic ...

Patricia A. Berg

ESCANABA — Patricia A. Berg, 90, of Escanaba, our dear mother and grandmother, passed away on Jan. 30, 2019, at Christian Park Health Care Center. She was born June 27, 1928, in Escanaba to Mildred and John (Gerald) Kenneally. She graduated from Escanaba High School and married Arnold Berg on ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Johnson

ESCANABA — Robert J. “Bob” Johnson, 80, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2019 at his home. Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley “Toots” of Escanaba. Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th ...

Bettyjean Marie Rodgers

ESCANABA — Bettyjean Marie Rodgers, 86, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral ...

Rita R. Gascon

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Rita R. Gascon, 81, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home in Gross (Flat Rock), with her daughters by her side. Rita was born on March 22, 1937, in Escanaba, the daughter of William and Jeannette (DeShambo) Schultz Sr. She was raised in Wells and Gross ...

John T. Savoie

GLADSTONE, Mich. — John T. Savoie, 86, of Gladstone, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba surrounded by his family. His loving wife Charlene is listed among the surviving family. John’s family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 5 ...

William Grenfell

ESCANABA, Mich. — William Grenfell, 66, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at UP Health Systems Marquette. Bill was born May 6, 1952, in Escanaba, Mich., the son of Gerald and Rose (Palmgren) Grenfell. He graduated from Escanaba High School and was drafted into the United States ...

John F. McGraw

ESCANABA — John F. McGraw, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. He was born in Escanaba on May 25, 1930, the son of John and Hulda (Kruger) McGraw. John attended Escanaba High School, graduating in 1948. On June 16, 1948, John enlisted in ...

Mary Louise Gendron

GLADSTONE — Mary Louise Gendron, 69, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 9, 2019. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at All Saints ...

Beverley Delke

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Beverley Y. Delke, 87, of Marquette, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Beverley was born on Nov. 26, 1931, in Oxford, Mich., to the late Henry and ...

Karen Ann Owens

ESCANABA — Karen Ann Owens, 77, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019, at her home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Bettyjean Rodgers

ESCANABA — Bettyjean Rodgers, 86, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Konstantin Prokos

JACKSON, Mich. — Konstantin Prokos, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Jackson, Mich. He was born on Aug. 3, 1937 in Escanaba, Mich., where he grew up with his four older brothers. As a young man, he attended Midwestern Broadcasting School in Chicago. His early broadcasting career included jobs at ...

John F. McGraw

ESCANABA — John F. McGraw, 88, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. He was born in Escanaba on May 25, 1930, the son of John and Hulda (Kruger) McGraw. John attended Escanaba High School, graduating in 1948. On June 16, 1948 John enlisted in ...

Rita R. Gascon

FLAT ROCK — Rita R. Gascon, age 81, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home in Gross (Flat Rock), with her daughters by her side. Her husband Edward Gascon preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2014. Rita's family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, from 4 to 7 ...

Beverley Y. Delke

MARQUETTE — Beverley Y. Delke, 87, of Marquette, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 7, 2019 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of ...