Obituaries

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Babel

ESCANABA — Gerald “Gerry” Babel, 90, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Christian Park Village. Visitation will be on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 2 to 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Anne’s ...

Barbara L. Hutchings

WILSON — Barbara L. Hutchings, 76, of Wilson, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Diane Meinen

ESCANABA — Diane Meinen, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018, 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.

David J. Krause

NORTH PORT, Fla. — David J. Krause, of North Port, Fla., passed away peacefully June 27, at his home. David was born in Ford River, on March 7, 1934 to William F. Krause and Anna Makosky. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He worked for Eastern Airlines as an aircraft and ...

Ann Rita Shipman

ESCANABA — Please join the family to celebrate a memorial service In celebration of life of Ann Rita Shipman, June 2, 1931 - Oct. 9, 2017 Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Escanaba, Mich. Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Escanaba ...

Frank J. Miketinac

ESCANABA — Frank J. Miketinac, 96, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Frank was born in Hermansville, on April 17, 1922, son of Stephen and Rose (Graza) Miketinac. He was raised in Hermansville and graduated from Hermansville High School, ...

Marie Harris

GLADSTONE — Marie Harris, age 93, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018, at her home in Kipling. Her husband Eugene is listed among the surviving family. Marie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian ...

Dale G. DeGrave

HARRIS — Dale G. DeGrave, 75, of Harris, passed away at his home Thursday, June 28, 2018 ­following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Crawford Funeral Homes.

June Ann Smith

MANISTIQUE — June Ann Smith, 74, of 132 South First St., Manistique, Mich., died June 28, 2018, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. She was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Smart) Peterson and moved to Curtis and later to ...

Charles E. Ganzel

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Charles E. Ganzel, 51, of Gladstone, passed away at his home, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Gladstone. Charlie was born Jan. 16, 1967, in Charlevoix, Mich., the son of Robert and Neva (Boulter) Ganzel. Charlie was an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers fan. Even more ...

Herman R. Kay

STONINGTON — Herman R. Kay, 90, of Stonington, passed away at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, June 30, at the Lakewood Cemetery in Stonington with Pastor Diane Srutowski officiating. Military honors will follow ...

Frank J. Miketinac

ESCANABA — Frank J. Miketinac, 96, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. The visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on ...

John A Moore Sr.

ESCANABA — John A Moore Sr. passed away on April 3, 2018. A memorial service will be held Saturday June, 30, at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Jacqueline L. Smith

ESCANABA — Jacqueline L. Smith, 86, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home in West Highland Apartments. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Saturday, July 7, at the Salvation Army in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The ...

Jack William ‘Nick’ Sigan

STONINGTON — Jack William “Nick” Sigan, 90, of Stonington, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, April 12, 2018, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone, in the company of his two daughters. Nick was born in Gladstone on May 23, 1927, to Nicholas and Sadie Sigan. He graduated from ...

Arthur Henry LaMarche

ESCANABA — Arthur Henry LaMarche, 81, of Escanaba, was taken to his Eternal Home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Arthur was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Escanaba, to Angeline and Lawrence LaMarche. As a young man he served three years in the U.S. Army. On May 18, 1957, he married his beloved wife, ...

Leta June LeClaire

ROCK, Mich. — Leta June LeClaire, 84, of Rock, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family early Monday morning, June 25, 2018, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba, Mich. Leta was born June 26, 1933 in Campbell, Mo., the daughter of Cyril and Mozella (Case) Polsgrove. After she ...

Jacqueline L. Smith

ESCANABA — Jacqueline L. Smith, 86, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly at her home in West Highland Apartments. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Yvette M. Martin

GAYLORD, Mich. — Former Garden/Fayette area resident Yvette M. Martin, 95, passed away on June 26, 2018, at the Aspen Ridge Retirement Home in Gaylord, Mich. Yvette married Orville H. Martin on June 26, 1947, at St. John the Baptist Church in Garden. They made their home and raised their ...

Carl Arko

GLADSTONE — Carl Arko, 79, of Gladstone, passed away Friday afternoon, June 22, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Carl was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Carl Arko and Gertrude (Pazczynski) Arko. After graduating from Lapeer High School, Carl joined the United ...