Obituaries

Douglas Raymond Possi

Douglas Raymond Possi

ROCK — Douglas Raymond Possi, age 68, of Rock passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from complications due to diabetes. Doug was born Dec. 24, 1947 in Norway, to parents Raymond and Ruth (Nelson) Possi. He was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and gentleman who will be greatly ...

George Edward Anziano Jr.

George Edward Anziano Jr.

ESCANABA — Gitchi Manitou called George Edward Anziano Jr. (Ogeemaa Binase) home on June 10, 2016, due to complications following a motorcycle accident, to, once again, be in the arms of his mother, Yvonne Mae Kessick LaPalm, and father, George Edward Anziano, who both preceded him in ...

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Homer Joseph Drossard Sr.

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — Homer Joseph Drossard Sr. 82, formerly of Gladstone and Perkins, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Southview Acres Healthcare Center in West St. Paul, Minn. Homer was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Perkins, the son of Homer and Helen (Frossard) Drossart. Homer ...

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Alta E. (Schneider) Nelson

BARK RIVER — Alta E. (Schneider) Nelson, 97, of Bark River, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at her home with her family around her. Alta, daughter of Clement and Mabel (Dunnevant) Schneider, was born on Jan. 26, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio. In 1939, the former Alta Schneider married ...

William M. Webber

MANISTIQUE — William M. Webber, 90, of 825 Garden Ave., Manistique, Mich., passed away on Nov. 30, 2016, at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. He was born June 19, 1926, in Moran, Mich., the son of George Webber Sr. and Goldie (Bradley) Webber-Longdo and was raised in Curtis, ...

Douglas R. Possi

ROCK — Douglas R. Possi, 68, of Rock, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at UP Health System – Marquette. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Judy. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the ...

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Ruth C. Nelson

ESCANABA — Ruth C. Nelson, 98, of 1028 N. 18th St., Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 23, 1918, in Wells, the daughter of Alex and Hannah (Olson) Anderson. Ruth grew up in the ...

Kim S. Aerts

POWERS — Kim S. Aerts, 65, of Powers, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at his home. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST on Saturday Dec. 3, at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding with Tony Revord American Legion Post 244 rites at 11 a.m. CST. A Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

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Edward Allen ‘Ed’ Blahnik

PERRONVILLE — Edward Allen “Ed” Blahnik, 71, of Perronville, passed away on Monday evening, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born on April 16, 1945, in Ashland, Wis., son of James and Rosalie (Margetta) Blahnik. ...

Kevin D. Tatrow

GARDEN — Kevin D. Tatrow, 57, of 6287 State St., Garden, Mich., died Nov. 29, 2016, at his residence in the Village of Garden. He was born May 12, 1959, in Smithville, Tenn., the son of Robert and Eva Lois (Johnson) and later attended school in Big Bay de Noc and Garden. Kevin was ...

Douglas R. Possi

ROCK — Douglas R. Possi, of Rock, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at UP Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Ruth Nelson

ESCANABA — Ruth Nelson, 98, of 1028 N. 18th St., Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Funeral ...

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Roma Cayia

MANISTIQUE — Roma Cayia, 87, of 364 S. Lake St., Manistique, passed away on Nov. 29, 2016, at her home in Manistique. She was born Dec. 15, 1928, in East Chicago, Ind., the daughter of Vincent and Berneice (Dewey) Conces and was a graduate of the East Chicago Roosevelt High School. She ...

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John ‘Les’ Leslie Randell

GLADSTONE — John “Les” Leslie Randell passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 26, 2016. Les was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Laurium, Mich., the son of William and Helen (Kumlin) Randell. He graduated from Calumet High School and he received his B.S. aeronautical engineering degree from ...

Alta Nelson

BARK RIVER — Alta Nelson, 97, of Bark River, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at her home with her family around her. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The funeral service celebrating the life of Alta will ...

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George Edward Anziano Jr.

ESCANABA — Gitchi Manitou called George Edward Anziano Jr. (Ogeemaa Binase) home on June 10, 2016, due to complications following a motorcycle accident; to once again, be in the arms of his mother, Yvonne Mae Kessick LaPalm, and father, George Edward Anziano, who both preceded him in death. ...

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Clarence John St. Vincent

GWINN — Clarence John St. Vincent, 95, of Gwinn and formerly of Escanaba, passed to eternal rest on Nov. 28, 2016, where he longed to be with his loving son. Clarence was born March 10, 1921, in Escanaba, the son of Wilfred and Caroline (Cota) St. Vincent. On April 15, 1941, Clarence was ...

Terry Edwin Berg

GLADSTONE — Terry Edwin Berg, 51, of 10239 N.5 Road, Gladstone, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 27, 2016, at home following a lengthy illness. Terry was born Sept. 12, 1965, in Escanaba, the son of Harold and Lois (Mattson) Berg. He was raised in Gladstone where he was a 1983 graduate of ...

Edward Allen ‘Ed’ Blahnik

PERRONVILLE — Edward Allen “Ed” Blahnik, 71, of Perronville, passed away on Monday evening, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home following a year-long battle with cancer. Among survivors include his wife, Irene, of Perronville. Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the ...

Ruth Nelson

ESCANABA — Ruth Nelson, 98, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.