Obituaries

Helen J. Motto

WILSON — Helen J. Motto, 78, previously of Wilson, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Motto family.

John J. Robitaille

ESCANABA — John J. Robitaille, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 27, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church with ...

Suzanne Beverly Bosetti

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Suzanne Beverly (nee Shoberg) Bosetti, 63, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home unexpectedly. Suzanne's family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST at the St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial ...

Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, age 91, of 1531 South 30th St. in Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. Burial ...

Marilyn Harper

HASLETT, Mich. — Marilyn Harper, 77, of Haslett, Mich., formerly of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Marilyn was born on Nov. 12, 1939 in Rhinelander, Wis., the daughter of James W. and Alene (Riley) Jay. She graduated from Central Michigan University and later, ...

Mary J. Kidd

ESCANABA — Mary J. Kidd, age 93, passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at her home in Escanaba. Mary was born April 8, 1924, in Escanaba, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Karbon) Kutches. She was raised in Escanaba and attend the St. Joseph Catholic School. On Sept. 28, 1967, ...

Elieser ‘Ellie’ Lemerand

ESCANABA — On Thursday April 20, 2017 Elieser "Ellie" Lemerand, 77, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Ellie was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 25, 1939. In 1959, she married Pedro Manuel Onate in Mexico City. They had three beautiful ...

William ‘Bill’ Nelson

MUNISING — William "Bill" Nelson, 68, of Munising, formerly Rapid River and Escanaba, died Feb. 27, 2017. Bill was born Oct. 15, 1948 in Detroit to the late Henry and Madelle Nelson. He grew up in the Detroit area, graduated from University of Michigan in 1970 and moved up north in the 80s. ...

Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Froberg; son, Eric Froberg; and daughter, Kathryn Bonifas. Funeral services are being planned for next week. The ...

Mary J. Kidd

ESCANABA — Mary J. Kidd, 93, passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at her home in Escanaba. Funeral services for Mary will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Mary will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba. Mary’s full obituary and ...

Elieser ‘Ellie’ Lemerand

ESCANABA — Elieser “Ellie” Lemerand, 77, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on April 20, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be Monday, April 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will follow at 6 p.m. with ...

Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais, 39, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Visitation will also be held Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Crawford ...

Lorraine M. Froberg

ESCANABA — Lorraine M. Froberg, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Suzanne Beverly Bosetti

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Suzanne Beverly (nee Shoberg) Bosetti, 63, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home unexpectedly. Suzanne was born July 13, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Leonard W. and Martha (Krevolt). She graduated with honors from Brookfield High School ...

William Howard Hay

ESCANABA — William Howard Hay, 83, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, with his loving family surrounding him, showering their love upon him as he went to join the Holy Father and others who have gone before him. Bill, affectionately known as “Jack,” was ...

Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais, 39, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Visitation will also be held Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Crawford ...

Forrest C. Hill

McFARLAND — Forrest C. Hill, 67, of McFarland, died peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Health System Home Care & Hospice. He was born June 10, 1949 in Highland Park, Mich. a son of the late Herman O. and Laura J. ...

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ M. Vanlerberghe

ESCANABA — Geraldine “Gerry” M. Vanlerberghe, 92, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 14, 2017. Gerry was born June 17, 1924 in Escanaba, the daughter of Paul and Genevieve (Mannebach) Waeghe. She attended St. Joseph’s elementary and high school. Gerry ...

Harrie B. “Rusty” Markham Jr.

GLADSTONE — Harrie B. "Rusty" Markham Jr., age 85, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Rusty was born May 29, 1931 in Escanaba, the son of Harrie and Ethel (Dewey) Markham Sr. Rusty grew up on fox and mink ranch south of Escanaba. He graduated ...

Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jacqueline Marjorie (Snyder) Dagenais, age 39, passed away unexpectedly on April 12, 2017. “Jackie” was born April 5, 1978 in Escanaba, daughter of Charles and Mary (Schaut) Snyder. She attended Holy Name Catholic School, Escanaba High School, and Bay de Noc Community ...