Obituaries

Mildred ‘Millie’ M. Renier

FAITHORN — Mildred “Millie” M. Renier, 93, of Faithorn, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born in Iron Mountain on Aug. 18, 1924, daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth “Bessie” Gaede. On April 17, 1948, Millie married Orville Renier ...

Barbara J. Wilson

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Barbara J. Wilson, 78, of Rapid River, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 6, 2017, at the Upper Peninsula Health Care System in Marquette following a lengthy illness. Barbara was born July 19, 1939, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Druding) Raspor. ...

Sylvester Simmons

POWERS — Sylvester Simmons, 65, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Simmons family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

Ingrid I. Menard

ESCANABA, Mich. — Ingrid I. Menard, 97, of Escanaba, formerly of Gladstone, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral ...

Louis F. Praznik

TRENARY — Louis F. Praznik, 93, of Trenary, died late Thursday evening, Nov. 2, 2017, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in Marquette under the loving care of his family and U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Services will be held at the Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham on Friday, Nov. ...

Lloyd W. Brown

MANISTIQUE — Lloyd W. Brown, 93, of 450N River Road, Manistique, Mich., died Nov. 4, 2017, at his home, which he built, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 16, 1924, in Hermansville, Mich., the son of Clio and Eva (Lecuyer) Brown and attended Manistique area schools. Lloyd ...

Lowell ‘John’ Stone

GLADSTONE — Lowell “John” Stone, 70, of Gladston, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. John was born May 6, 1947, in Escanaba, the son of Carl and Abigail (Gish) Stone. He was raised in Stonington and graduated from Rapid River High School. John served his country ...

Marvin F. Jandro

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Marvin F. Jandro, 86, of Gladstone, passed away at the Iron Mountain V.A. Hospital on Friday evening, Nov. 3, 2017. His wife, Rosella, is listed among the surviving family. Marvin’s family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in ...

Robert L. Bowden

ESCANABA — Robert L. Bowden, 78, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 4, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Among survivors are his wife, Mary. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral ...

Effie Elizabeth (McEachern) DeKeyser

GLADSTONE — Effie Elizabeth (McEachern) DeKeyser, 92, of 801 Loueda Ave., Gladstone, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Funeral services ...

Mildred M. Renier

FAITHORN — Mildred M. Renier, 93, of Faithorn, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Ayyla Janet Jarvela

WILSON — Ayyla Janet Jarvela, 63 of Marquette, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., after a long illness. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1954 to James and Sue (Schneider) Jarvela. After growing up in Lakewood, Ohio, she graduated ...

Edwina Z. Hanrahan

ESCANABA — Edwina Z. Hanrahan, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at 103 years of age in Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. at the ...

Robert J. LaVigne Jr.

SPALDING — Robert J. LaVigne Jr. 70, of Spalding, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at UP Health System in Marquette. Robert was born June 15, 1947 in Bark River, son of Robert Sr. and Betty (Walker) LaVigne. He was raised in Schaffer. He was employed as a ranch hand for the Forbes ...

Harold ‘Herc’ Pettey

RAPID RIVER — Harold “Herc” Pettey, 67, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home in Rapid River. Herc was born on Oct. 18, 1950, the son of the late Royce and Ione (Belleville) Pettey. He was a lifelong resident of Rapid River and was a 1969 graduate of Rapid River ...

Gary A. Kircher

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Gary A. Kircher, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 28, 2017, in Oceanside, Calif. He was born on Feb. 15, 1944, in Escanaba. Gary was a 1962 graduate of Gladstone High School where he excelled in all sports earning him the Cappy Keil award and just recently ...

Patricia Mary Alworden

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Patricia Mary Alworden, 82, of 9180 Bayshore Drive, Gladstone, (Kipling Location), passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she currently was residing. Patricia’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

Joan R. (Guck) Mackenzie

ESCANABA — Joan R. (Guck) Mackenzie, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Oct., 31, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cards of condolence may be mailed to Jim Guck, 5449 K Lane, Escanaba, MI 49829. The Craw-ford ...

Joan R. (Gucky) McKenzie

ESCANABA — Joan R. (Gucky) McKenzie, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Oct., 31, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Joan was born in Mellen, Wis., on Jan. 17, 1928, daughter of William and Marie (Nordell) Grenfell. She and her husband owned and operated a Christmas tree farm ...

Robert J. LaVigne Jr.

SPALDING — Robert J. LaVigne Jr., 70, of Spalding, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at UP Health System in Marquette. A complete obituary will be forth coming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LaVigne family.