Obituaries

Dr. Bill Finlan

ESCANABA — Dr. Bill Finlan died suddenly Sunday evening, July 21, 2019, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. He was born Dec. 8, 1934. He leaves behind a large family. Born to Patrick and Mildred Finlan, and except for his career time in the Washington, D.C. and Detroit area, he spent his ...

Clara Ann Johnson

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Clara Ann Johnson, 84, of Rockford, Ill., passed away at her home surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Fred W. and Clara (St. Antoine) Tyran, she was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in Ford River, Mich. She married the love of her life, James L. Johnson, on Saturday, Dec. ...

Cody Michael Belanger

FOREST LAKE, Minn. — Cody Michael Belanger, 20, of Forest Lake, Minn., formerly of Gladstone passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A complete ...

Gerald V. Thull

GLADSTONE — Gerald V. Thull, 68, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Saint Marie, Mich. He was born Nov. 11, 1950, to the late Vernon and Violet (Wagner) Thull in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School in 1970. He served his ...

Jeanette M. Towns

ESCANABA — Jeanette M. Towns, 69, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Parkside Village by Hillcrest in Green Bay. Jeanette was born in Escanaba on April 4, 1950, daughter of Carl and Viola Gerdeen. At the age of 7, she was lovingly adopted by Keith and Leona Towns. She was ...

Shirley Alveda Weissert

GLADSTONE — Shirley Alveda Weissert, 76, of 1403 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone, passed away early Saturday morning, July 20, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Friday, July 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. ...

Clinton E. Monson

ESCANABA — Clinton E. Monson, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1931, in Escanaba, the son of Milton and Ethel (Anderson) Monson. Clinton was raised in Escanaba and was a 1949 graduate of Escanaba High School. He enlisted in the ...

William Finlan

ESCANABA — William Finlan, 84, passed away Sunday evening, July 21, 2019, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Shirley Weissert

ESCANABA — Shirley Weissert, 76, passed away early Saturday morning, July 20, 2019, 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.

Mabel I. Sharkey

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Mabel I. Sharkey, 94, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, July 14, 2019, at Rennes Health & Rehab Center, Peshtigo West. She was born in Escanaba on Nov. 26, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Ida (Swille) Sharkey. Mabel graduated from Harris High ...

Vernice ‘Vernie’ Therasa Adeline Coolman

MARQUETTE — Vernice “Vernie” Therasa Adeline Coolman, 102, of Marquette, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Norlite Nursing Center. Born on Nov. 18, 1916, near Frontier, Mich., in Woodbridge Township, she was the fifth of eight children born ...

Jeanette M. Towns

ESCANABA — Jeanette M. Towns, 69, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Parkside Village by Hillcrest in Green Bay. Services are tentatively scheduled for next week. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Towns family.

Anne Christine Bert

ESCANABA — Anne Christine Bert went to be with her lord and savior on July 16, 2019. She was born on Jan. 3, 1927, on her family farm in Ensign, Mich. She was 92 years old. She grew up on her family farm in Ensign and attended the Alton School in Ensign. After school, Anne moved to Chicago ...

Gene McKenzie

GLADSTONE — Gene McKenzie, 69, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Gene was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the son of Lester and Ruth (Ellis) McKenzie. He served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 and was honorably discharged. ...

Melba ‘Millie’ Young

GLADSTONE — Melba “Millie” Young, 90, of Gladstone, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, June 30, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Rapid River. Millie was born March 25,1929, in Cornell, the daughter of Mose and Viola (Couillard) LaCarte. She was the ninth child born to Mose ...

Richard Wiley Johnson

BARK RIVER — Richard Wiley Johnson, 92, of 3153 US Hwy 2 & 41, Bark River, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his son’s home in Oro Valley, Ariz. He was born on July 15, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Frank and Ella (Dahlstrom) Johnson. At a young age, Richard’s family moved ...

Leroy D. ‘Duffy’ Fleckenstein

GLADSTONE — Leroy D. “Duffy” Fleckenstein, 86, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, at his home in Gladstone where he and his wife Carol have resided for the past 27 years. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m. ...

Anne C. Bert

ESCANABA — Anne C. Bert, 92, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019, 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.

John E. Hansen

MENOMINEE — John E. Hansen, 80, of Menominee, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, after fighting a 13-month battle with cancer. He was born on May 22, 1939, in Escanaba to Ernest and Cecelia (Masta) Hansen and was a graduate of Escanaba High School. John joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 and ...

Mary Logan

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — Services for Mary Logan, 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery with David Foster, Brian Logan, Landon Logan, Scott Logan, Michael ...