Obituaries

Jeffrey Howard Comeau

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Jeff Comeau, 57, of Chesapeake, Va., tragically died as the result of a small plane crash on May 22, 2018. Jeff had been a private pilot for forty years. He trained as an air traffic controller in the Navy, and served on the U.S.S. Coral Sea in that capacity for two years ...

Derrick E. Bohn

GLADSTONE — Derrick E. Bohn, 49, Gladstone, went home to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was born on Sept. 22, 1968 in Shawnee, Kan., the son of Vicky (Hall) and the late Larry Bohn. On Aug. 25, 1990 he married the love of his life, the former Wendy Orrick in ...

Neil V. Gerber

GLADSTONE — Neil V. Gerber, 64, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital – Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with family and friends at his bedside. He was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Jackson, Mich., the son of Albert and Theresa Gillis Gerber. Neil ...

Donna J. Lucas

ESCANABA — Donna J. Lucas, 90, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, at her home. Visitation will be on Friday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Homes, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The service will follow at 3 p.m. and then memories shared by family and ...

Engelina ‘Bibi’ LaVigne Duquette

MANISTIQUE — It is with a sad heart that we share the news of the passing of our family’s beautiful matriarch, Bibi LaVigne Duquette. Bibi was an amazing woman, who was filled with much energy, joy and love for her family. She was the wife of Leon, and mother to Judy, Lee, and Jeanne. Bibi ...

Neil V. Gerber

GLADSTONE — Neil V. Gerber, 64, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Visitation and veteran’s services are being planned for Saturday, May 26, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be in Friday’s ...

Rose V. Carlson

ESCANABA — Rose V. Carlson, 87, of 2701 1st Ave. S., Escanaba, formerly of Stonington, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. She was born on Dec. 14, 1930, in Escanaba, the daughter of Hans and Selma (Leadman) Lorenson. Rose grew up in Stonington and ...

Patricia Ann Lagina

KIPLING — Patricia Ann Lagina, 89, of Kipling, passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2018, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Patricia was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Rapid River, Mich., the daughter of Dallas and Mildred (Mornson) Kniskern. She was raised in Rapid River where she was a 1946 ...

Marion ‘Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques

GARDEN — Marion “Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques, of 6481 Winter Avenue, Garden, Mich., passed into eternal life at the Bishop Noa Home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Marion was born to Joseph and Lillian (Beaudoin) Hermes on Feb. 22, 1917, at the home of her grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Nerschbach) ...

David E. Koski

ROCK — David E. Koski, 79, of Rock, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Rock. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. David will be laid to rest in the ...

Carol Ann Hoover

IRON RIVER — Carol Ann Hoover, 72, of Iron River, Mich., passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Iron River Care Center. Carol was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Stambaugh, Mich. She was the daughter of the late Theodore “Ted” Kumkoski and Genevieve June “Sweet Pea” (Sadowski) ...

Adele Rae Petersen

ESCANABA — Adele Rae Petersen, 75, of Escanaba, passed away of heart failure Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba with Rev. Stephen Gauger officiating. A ...

Neil V. Gerber

GLADTONE — Neil V. Gerber, 64, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Jeannette Marie (Sheldon) Pierce

ESCANABA — Jeannette Marie (Sheldon) Pierce, 41, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. Jeannette was born Oct. 30, 1976, in Garden City, Mich., the daughter of Blaine and Cheryl (Mahoney) Sheldon. She was united in marriage ...

Marion ‘Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques

GARDEN — Marion “Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques, of 6481 Winter Avenue, Garden, Mich., passed into eternal life at the Bishop Noa Home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Marion was born to Joseph and Lillian (Beaudoin) Hermes on Feb. 22, 1917, at the home of her grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Nerschbach) ...

Phyllis Woodard

ESCANABA — Phyllis Woodard, of Escanaba, passed into God’s hands on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the age of 76. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba, Mich. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Phyllis’s life. In lieu of ...

Barry J. Andrews

DEARBORN Mich. — Barry J. Andrews. May 17, 2018. Age 75 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of 50 years to Karen. Loving father of Kari (Kyle) Walworth and Laura Andrews. Dear brother of David (Kathleen) Andrews. Dearest grandfather of Kelsey, Andrew, and Charlotte. Barry was preceded in death by ...

Ginny R. Kwarciany

ESCANABA — Ginny R. Kwarciany, 44, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at UP Health System – Marquette. She was born on Sept. 21, 1973, in Lubbock, Texas, daughter of Charlie Hathcock and Ginny Morris. Ginny was raised in Dallas, Texas, and then graduated from MacArthur High School in ...

David E. Koski

ROCK — David E. Koski, 79, of Rock, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. David was born May 23, 1938, in Negaunee, Mich., the son of Emil and Elsie (Rajala) Koski. He graduated from Rock High School in 1956 and was valedictorian of his class. David served his country proudly in ...

Patricia Ann Lagina

KIPLING — Patricia Ann Lagina, 89, of Kipling, passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2018, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Her husband, John Peter, preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes. Messages of ...