Obituaries

Helen Jean Reinwand

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Helen Jean Reinwand, 89, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday evening, May 6, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Her loving husband Joe is listed among the surviving family. Funeral services for Jean will be held at the convenience of her family. Full obituary ...

Joseph Frank Stemack

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Joseph Frank Stemack, 79, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His wife, Gail (Columb) Stemack, is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are ...

Genevieve ‘Gen’ Nygaard

RAPID RIVER — Genevieve “Gen” Nygaard, age 87, of 7647 27.75 Road in Rapid River, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Memorial services are being planned for a later date. ­Complete funeral ­arrangements will be announced by the Anderson Funeral ...

Robert W. ‘Cousin Bob’ Sendenburgh

ESCANABA — Robert W. "Cousin Bob" Sendenburgh, 81, of 716 3rd Ave. S., Escanaba, passed away Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017, at home of an apparent heart attack. Robert's family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass ...

Marguerite L. ‘Candi’ Sexton

ESCANABA — Marguerite L. “Candi” Sexton, 54, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors are her husband, Ray Sexton of Escanaba; parents, Leland “Mickey” and Dee Haack of Escanaba; children, Brian (Megan) Haack of ...

Richard E. “Chick” LaFave

GWINN — Richard Edward “Chick” LaFave, 88, of Gwinn, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn with Rev. Andrew Plocher officiating. Visitation will be held in the church ...

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David Paul Mariin

RAPID RIVER — David Paul Mariin, 64, of Rapid River, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after suffering from heart-related issues. He was born April 10, 1953, and was the youngest child and beloved son of Allie and Hugo Mariin of Trenary, and brother to ...

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Robert David Page

POWERS — Robert David Page, 82, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Robert was born May 15, 1934, in Escanaba, the son of Robert K. and Arvilla (Gruendemann) Page. He was raised in Powers. Robert was a member of Salem Evangelical ...

Genevieve ‘Gen’ Nygaard

RAPID RIVER — Genevieve “Gen” Nygaard, 87, of Rapid River, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Beatrice L. ‘Bea’ Soper

CARNEY — Beatrice L. “Bea” Soper, 94, of Carney (Jam Dam), passed away on her 94th birthday, Monday morning, May 1, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Center. Visitation will be on Friday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. There will also be ...

Richard ‘Chic’ LaFave

GWINN — Richard “Chic” LaFave, 88, of Gwinn, passed away Thursday morning, May 4, 2017, at U.P. Health System Marquette. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Canale Gwinn Funeral Home, which will release an obituary notice later.

James A. ‘Jim’ Rockwell

GLADSTONE, Mich. — James A. “Jim” Rockwell, 91, of 118 Kenneally Blvd, Gladstone, passed away Thursday afternoon April 27, 2017, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Jim’s family will receive friends on Friday, May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in ...

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Lynda Sundin Dehler

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Lynda Sundin Dehler, 68, died unexpectedly at home in Lake Forest, Ill., on April 21, 2017. The first child of Edwin and Nona (Peterson) Sundin, Lynda was born March 6, 1949, in Manistique. She attended Manistique schools and was a graduate of the class of 1967. The ...

John C. Seidl

DESOTO, Mo. — John C. Seidl, 79, passed away on March 29, 2017, at Georgian Garden Nursing Home in Potosi, Mo. John was born Jan. 24, 1938, in Escanaba, the son of the late John W. and Nettie (Dean) Seidl. He was raised in Escanaba and he was a 1957 graduate of Escanaba High School. John ...

Tomoe W. ‘Tammy’ Kelker

ESCANABA — Tomoe W. “Tammy” Kelker, 80, Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding are assisting the Kelker family.

David Paul Mariin

RAPID RIVER — David Paul Mariin, 63, of Rapid River, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after suffering from heart-related issues. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral ...

Robert D. Page

POWERS, Mich. — Robert D. Page, 82, of Powers, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2017, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers where he currently was residing. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

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Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ J. (Berndt) Pedersen

STONINGTON — Jacqueline “Jackie” J. (Berndt) Pedersen, 85, Stonington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 23, 1931, in Escanaba, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Evelyn (Dubord) Pepin. In 1950 she ...

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Beatrice L. ‘Bea’ (DePas) Soper

CARNEY — Beatrice L. “Bea” (DePas) Soper, 94, of Carney (Jam Dam) passed away on her 94th birthday, on Monday morning, May 1, 2017 at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. She was born on May 1, 1923, in Gourley Township, daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Jossart) DePas. Bea ...

William J. ‘Bill’ Howard

RAPID RIVER — William J. “Bill” Howard, 75, of Rapid River, passed away at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. A graveside service will be scheduled in the summer at Rapid River Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Howard Family. ...