Obituaries

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Rita M. Ohlson

POWERS — Rita M. Ohlson, 69, of Powers, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at UP Health System-Marquette. She was born in Daggett on Oct. 14, 1947, daughter of the late Howard Ohlson and Cecelia (Charlier) Blahnik. Rita loved spending time with her family, especially teaching her ...

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Tatrow

ESCANABA — Patricia A. “Pat” Tatrow, 81, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017. Her husband, Gerald Tatrow, preceded her in death. A full obituary will be forthcoming. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later ...

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John Arball

RAPID RIVER — John Arball, 68, of Rapid River and formerly of Wetmore, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home under the loving care of his family and OSF Home Hospice. He was born in Munising, Mich., on March 12, 1949, to the late Jack and Marjorie (Smith) Arball. John graduated from ...

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Nathan Lemuel West

ASHLAND, Wis. — Nathan Lemuel West, 61, of Ashland, Wis., died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of The Rev. Donald and Helene (Davids) West. Nathan suffered from a bi-polar disorder since age 16 and ...

Rita M. Ohlson

POWERS — Rita M. Ohlson, 69, of Powers, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at UP Health System- Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Ohlson family.

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Therese H. Sebeck

ESCANABA — Therese H. Sebeck, 89, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Therese was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Escanaba, the daughter of John and Delia (Dousi) Hurkmans. She was raised in Northland and was a 1945 graduate of Gwinn High School. On Sept. ...

Joann L. Pohl

HERMANSVILLE — Joann L. Pohl, 74, of Hermansville, passed away Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain with her loving family by her side. She was born on Nov. 8, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lyle and Dorothy ...

Linda Ross

GLADSTONE — Linda Ross, 62, of 155 Kenneally Blvd, Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone. Please visit ...

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Elaine Joyce Bergerson

ESCANABA — Elaine Joyce Bergerson, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Elaine was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Escanaba, the daughter of Frank and Marie (LaComb) Condory. She was raised in Escanaba and was a 1946 graduate of ...

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William N. ‘Bill’ Noyes

ESCANABA — William N. “Bill” Noyes, 91, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 14, 1925, in Escanaba, son of Ralph and Cora (Norman) Noyes. Bill was a lifelong resident of Escanaba. On April 23, 1955, Bill ...

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Betty Jane Wellman

ESCANABA — Betty Jane Wellman, 87, of Escanaba (formerly of Wells), passed away peacefully Sunday, March 12, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital with her loving family by her side after a short illness. She was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Escanaba, the daughter of Oscar and Alice (Brandt) Benson. ...

John Arball

RAPID RIVER — John Arball, 68, of Rapid River, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home under the loving care of his family and OSF St. Francis Home Hospice. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Elaine Joyce Bergerson

ESCANABA, Mich. — Elaine Joyce Bergerson, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Her husband, Harold “Swede” Bergerson, preceded her in death. Funeral services for Elaine will be held at the convenience of her family. The ...

William L. ‘Bill’ Noyes

ESCANABA — William L. “Bill” Noyes, 91, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home. Survivors include his wife Marlene. Visitation for Bill Noyes will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 10 a.m. until noon with funeral ...

Joann L. Pohl

HERMANSVILLE — Joann L. Pohl, 74, of Hermansville, passed away Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Lester LaVern Rogers

COOKS — Lester LaVern Rogers, 85, of 16960 29.5 Road, Cooks, Mich., passed away on March 11, 2017, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. He is survived by his wife, Donna J. Rogers. Arrangements are pending at this time. The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is ...

Therese H. Sebeck

ESCANABA, Mich. — Therese H. Sebeck, 89, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Her husband, Melvin I. Sebeck, preceded her in death on April 13, 2013. The Sebeck family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Skradski Family ...

Betty J. Wellman

ESCANABA — Betty J. Wellman, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Ivos Vivian Williams

ESCANABA, Mich. — Ivos Vivian Williams, 92, passed away early Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at the Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba. Her husband, Lilbourne “Bill” Williams, preceded her in death in 1972. Graveside services will be held privately at the Gardens of Rest ...

Richard Lee Pelletier

Richard Lee Pelletier

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. — Richard Lee Pelletier, 81, of Cordes Lakes, Ariz., passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Good Samaritan Marley House in Prescott, Ariz. Richard “Dick” Pelletier was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Nahma, the son of Orville and Irene (Papineau) Pelletier. He was raised in ...