Obituaries

Rock William Janich

ESCANABA, Mich. — In a moment of brokenness, with a heavy heart on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Rock William Janich, 19, of Escanaba, took his life, in Cornell. Rock was born Sept. 29, 1998, in St. Louis Park, Minn., the son of Jason and Monica (Cannon) Janich. He grew up in Escanaba and spent ...

John Closs Sr.

GLADSTONE — John Closs Sr., 87, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of ...

Betty J. Harding

MANISTIQUE — Betty J. Harding, 90, of Manistique passed away on Oct. 19, 2017 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. She was born May 26, 1927 in Manistique, the daughter of Albert and Mary “Mayme” (Tyrrell) Schubring and attended Manistique area schools. She was a ...

Louise M. Tussing

ESCANABA — Louise M. Tussing, 73, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Big Rapids. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Delta County ...

Rock William Janich

ESCANABA — In a moment of brokenness, with a heavy heart on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Rock William Janich, age 19, of Escanaba, took his life, in Cornell. Rock’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at New Life Assembly of God Church in Escanaba. Funeral services ...

Marlene A. (McNellis) Abb

ESCANABA — Marlene A. (McNellis) Abb, age 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 2017 at Pine Grove, located at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. She was born on March 9, 1932 in Escanaba to David A. and Anna (Pearson) McNellis. Marlene grew up in Escanaba and had ...

Louise M. Tussing

ESCANABA — Louise M. Tussing, 73, of Escanaba, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Oct. 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Big Rapids, Mich. Louise was born in Hancock on Oct. 25, 1943, daughter of Leonello and Albertina (Consani) Pardini. She was raised in Hancock and ...

Sharon M. Gough

LOMIRA, Wis. — Sharon M. Gough, 74, of Lomira, Wis., passed away peacefully with her husband and sons by her side on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis. She was born on March 15, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Floyd and Edith Therrien. Raised in ...

Marlene A. (McNellis) Abb

ESCANABA — Marlene A. (McNellis) Abb, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 2017, at Pine Grove, located at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Private graveside funeral services are being planned. A complete obituary will be in Saturday’s Daily Press. The ...

Gilbert P. Studinger

MANISTIQUE — Gilbert P. Studinger, 79, of Manistique, passed away on Oct. 18, 2017, at his home. Listed among survivors is his wife, Sue. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

Thelma A. Truchan

MARQUETTE — Thelma A. Truchan, 89, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Graveside funeral services are being planned for a later date in Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia, Mich. The Anderson Funeral Homes are ...

Susan Kaye Jorasz

HARRIS — Susan Kaye Jorasz went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the age of 61, after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer. She passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River on Sunday, Oct. 22, ...

Thelma A. Truchan

ESCANABA — Thelma A. Truchan, 89, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home For Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Louise M. Tussing

ESCANABA — Louise M. Tussing, 73, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Big Rapids. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Delta County ...

Marlene A. Abb

ESCANABA — Marlene A. Abb, 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 2017, at Pine Grove, located at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Ann Rita End Shipman

ESCANABA — Ann Rita End Shipman, 85, of Escanaba, currently residing in Kirkland, Wash., passed away on Oct. 9, 2017. A memorial celebration of her life with a funeral mass will be held on July 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Parrish and reception will follow in Escanaba. Ann will be laid ...

Leo Ruotsala

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Rock American Legion Post 559 will conduct a graveside memorial ceremony for Leo Ruotsala at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Rock Cemetery in Maple Ridge Township. Leo was born in North Rock on Nov. 23, 1922, and graduated from Rock High School in 1941. After ...

MaryJoy A. LaVigne

ESCANABA — MaryJoy A. LaVigne, 66, of Escanaba, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2017, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. Her husband, Richard LaVigne, preceded her in death on May 29, 2006. Funeral services for MaryJoy will be held privately at the convenience of her ...

Jacqueline Sue ‘Jackie’ Nepper

ESCANABA — Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” Nepper, 82, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 14, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Jackie was born in Escanaba on Aug. 28, 1935, the daughter of Axel and Emily (Boyle) Anderson. She was a lifelong resident of ...

Jared Daniel Martin

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Jared Daniel Martin, 28, of Sheboygan, Wis., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Jared was born on Jan. 5, 1989, in Manistique, the son of Jay and Jan (Brawner) Martin. Jared married the love of his life, Heather Lynn Herison, on ...