Obituaries

Paddy Fitch

Paddy Fitch

FORD RIVER — Paddy Fitch, 82, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident in Ford River. Paddy was born Sept. 7, 1935 in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane (Hayes) Cooper. Paddy is survived by her sons, Bob (Gloria) of Arlington, ...

George A. Holmgren

George A. Holmgren

ENSIGN, Mich. — George A. Holmgren, 96, of Ensign, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 9, 2017, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. George was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Ensign, the son of Alfred and Emil (Linda-hl) Holmgren. He was raised in Ensign where he attended the Alton schools. ...

Barry J. Kirkpatrick

ESCANABA — Barry J. Kirkpatrick, age 61, of Escanaba, passed away at home, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. A graveside service will take place in spring 2018. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Kirkpatrick Family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where ...

Samuel Curtis Huskey

FOLSOM, Calif. — Samuel Curtis Huskey, age 61 died suddenly while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 15, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Betsy (Kukanic), three children, six grandchildren, his mother, eight siblings and a large extended family. Memorial services will be ...

Mildred Szymczyk

ESCANABA — Mildred Szymczyk, age 91, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Szymczyk family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com ...

Gloria Ball Russell

Gloria Ball Russell

BARBEAU — Gloria was born in Barbeau, Mich., to Edna and Vern Ball. She was lovely, fun, intelligent, graduated from High School at age 15, played the piano very well, and sometimes laughed so hard she lost her breath. Last Wednesday after dinner she asked her nurse if she could give ...

Sandra L. Scheidemantel

Sandra L. Scheidemantel

ESCANABA — Sandra L. Scheidemantel, 70, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Sandra was born in Holland, Mich. on Sept. 16, 1947, daughter of Kenneth Veldheer and Ceila (Nagelkirk) Reinhardt. She was raised in Holland and graduated from ...

Gary Michael ‘GM’ Martin

GLADSTONE — Gary Michael "GM" Martin, 66, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at home on Wednesday afternoon Dec. 21, 2017. His wife Kathy is listed among the survivors. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Gary's family will receive friends on ...

Richard Pierce

ROCK — Richard Pierce, age 79, of 3877 St. Nicholas Road in Rock, Mich. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will be held at ...

June M. Oslund

ESCANABA — June M. Oslund, age 91, of Escanaba passed away Dec. 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Oslund family with the arrangements and ...

Bernard L. Niceswander

Bernard L. Niceswander

WHITING, Ill. — Bernard L. Niceswander, 57 of Whiting, passed away of an apparent heart attack on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. He was the beloved son of June (Akerman) Peterson and the late Bernard Niceswander; brother of Sandra (Randall) Kell ...

Dr. William A. LeMire III

ESCANABA — Dr. William A. LeMire III, 81, beloved husband of Nancy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Christian Park in Escanaba. Visitation will be from 1-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2017 at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Holy Mass of Christian burial will follow at 5 ...

Mark A. Flagstad

Mark A. Flagstadt

ESCANABA — Mark A. Flagstadt, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mark was born in Escanaba on Sept. 3, 1961, son of Alan and Joanne (DeLaire) Flagstadt. He graduated from high school in 1980 and attended Bay College. On Feb. 20, ...

Gloria Russell

ESCANABA — Gloria Russell, 88, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will be at 6 p.m. with Pastor Art Kevit officiating. A complete ...

Faith Ann ‘Susie’ Stone

Faith Ann ‘Susie’ Stone

GLADSTONE — Faith Ann “Susie” Stone, age 68, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Susie was born July 18, 1949, in North Wayne, Mich., the daughter of Glenn and Norma (Kee) Hayes. She was raised in Chelsea, Mich. before ...

Debra "Debby" Ann Wright (Kossow)

Debra “Debby” Ann Wright (Kossow)

GLADSTONE — Debra "Debby" Ann Wright (Kossow), age 58, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and friend to many. Debby was born Feb. 9, 1959 in Escanaba. As a hobby she enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Debby also ...

Lanny "Butch" Ray Fudala

Lanny “Butch” Ray Fudala

ESCANABA — Lanny "Butch" Ray Fudala, 71, Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning Dec. 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on Sept. 23, 1946 in Escanaba to Betty (Anderson) and the late Frank Fudala Sr. On July 19, 1969 he married the former Lynn Chaillier at Holy ...

Richard Pierce

ROCK — Richard Pierce formerly of Rock, Mich. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson

Grace Mary Hanchek

Grace Mary Hanchek

SPALDING — Grace Mary Hanchek, 95, of Spalding, passed away early Tuesday morning Dec. 19, 2017 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Grace Mary Labelle was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Wilson Mich., daughter to the late Henry and Emma (LaVigne) LaBelle. After high school graduation Grace moved to ...

Mark Flagstadt

ESCANABA — Mark Flagstadt, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors is his wife, Jennifer. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Flagstadt family.