Obituaries

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Barbara Ann Ayotte

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Barbara Ann Ayotte, 84, of Brooklyn, Mich., formerly of Gladstone, Mich., passed away June 15, 2017. She was born July 23, 1932, in Detroit to Frank and Sadie (Adamski) Bolda. Barbara married Gerald Ayotte on Nov. 22, 1973, at St. Gerald’s Parish in Farmington, Mich., ...

Ida Mae (DeKeyser) Zimmerman

GLADSTONE — Ida Mae passed peacefully into eternal rest on May 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Victor Zimmerman. Ida Mae’s family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. ...

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Kathy Jean Dahl

ESCANABA — Kathy Jean Dahl, 67, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor as a result of injuries sustained in a motorbike accident. Kathy was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Escanaba, the daughter of Vernon and Kathryn (Anderson) Dahl. ...

John J. Bloniarz

PERRONVILLE — John J. Bloniarz, 88, of Perronville, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home. Among survivors are his wife, Eleanore. Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. Parish prayers will conclude visiting ...

Napolean Anthony ‘Nap’ Sharkey

PERKINS, Mich. — Napolean Anthony “Nap” Sharkey, 87, of Perkins, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Riverside Manor, in Rapid River, where he also resided. Nap’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in ...

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Kathleen Marie Seronko

GLADSTONE — Kathleen Marie Seronko, 77, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Kathleen was born June 3, 1940, in Gladstone, the daughter of Clifford and Georgina (Smith) Kalishek. She graduated from the Escanaba High ...

Thomas C. Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas C. Elegeert, 75, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Among the survivors include his wife, Gladys. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s paper. The Crawford ...

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Ward T. ‘Ze’ Zeno

BARK RIVER — Ward T. “Ze” Zeno, 70, of Bark River, passed away Wednesday evening, July 26, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 21, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of Clarence and Lucille (Nelson) Zeno. He was raised in Escanaba and ...

Thomas C. Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas C. Elegeert, 75, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Among the survivors are his wife, Gladys. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes ...

Kathleen Marie Seronko

GLADSTONE — Kathleen Marie Seronko, 77, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian ...

Thomas Elegeert

GLADSTONE — Thomas Elegeert, 75, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Among the survivors include his wife, Gladys. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Elegeert family.

Ward Zeno

BARK RIVER — Ward Zeno, 70, of Bark River, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Listed among survivors are his wife, Jill. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Zeno family.

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Frances ‘Pat’ (Rodman) Kidd

MT. PLEASANT — Frances “Pat” (Rodman) Kidd, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Escanaba, went to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at McLaren Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. Pat was born on June 26, 1922, in Escanaba to Marko and Anne Rodman. She is survived by her daughter, ...

Timothy V. Pelto

ESCANABA — Timothy V. Pelto, 62, of Rapid River, passed away early Friday, July 21, 2017, at Christian Park HealthCare Center in Escanaba. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral ...

Ward Zeno

BARK RIVER — Ward Zeno, 70, of Bark River, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Listed among survivors are his wife, Jill. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Zeno family.

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Kenneth ‘Kenny’ W. Lessard

GLADSTONE — Kenneth “Kenny” W. Lessard, 86, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Kenny was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Gladstone, the son of Walter and Alma (Sebeck) Lessard. Kenny was a 1949 graduate of Gladstone High School. ...

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Myrtle Johnson

HAMILTON LAKES — Myrtle Johnson, 99, of Hamilton Lakes, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born on Nov. 24, 1917, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Axel and Ellen (Frederickson) Olson. Myrtle graduated from Iron Mountain ...

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Gordon Larson

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Gordon Larson, Superior, Wis., resident, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 4, 2016. He was born on July 31, 1917, in Gladstone to Axel and Esther (Wickman) Larson. Gordon graduated from high school in Gladstone and attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. ...

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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Onufrock

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Gerald “Jerry” Onufrock went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 8, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn., at the age of 91 years and six months. Jerry was born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 11, 1925. Following high school, he spent three years in the Navy Seabees. ...

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Duane L. Seaman

FAIRPORT, Mich. — Duane L. Seaman, 83, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, while visiting his family in Alaska. A celebration of his life will take place this fall in Fayette. Duane was born June 22, 1934, in Detour, Mich. to Nestor and Beatrice (Casey) Seaman. He attended school in ...