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Obituaries

Rita B. King

ESCANABA — Rita B. King, 97, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 14, 2021, at Soderman Adult Foster Care in Gladstone. She was born on March 29, 1923, the daughter of Albert and Bernadett DuBord. On, March 21, 1943, Rita married Leonard King in Escanaba; he ...

Ruth Joyce Blake

HYDE — Ruth Joyce Blake, age 89, of Hyde, passed away Thursday evening, January 14, 2021 at Murray’s Country View Adult Foster Care Home in Gladstone. She was born on December 24, 1931 in Gladstone, the daughter of Charles Fredrick and Ida May (Burdick) Erfourth. Ruth was raised and ...

Richard C. Peterson

RAPID RIVER — Richard C. Peterson, age 89, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2021. Richard was born August 23, 1931, in Escanaba, the son of Charles and Gertrude (Olson) Peterson. He grew up in Stonington and attended Rapid River High School. Richard was united ...

Rita B. King

GLADSTONE — Rita B. King, 97, passed away on Thursday morning, January 14, 2021, at Sodermans Adult Foster Care in Gladstone. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the King family.

Willard J. ‘Willie’ LaMarche

ESCANABA — Willard J. “Willie” LaMarche, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St. Escanaba. A Mass of Christian Burial ...

George William ‘Sonny’ Mineau

BAY CITY, Texas — George William “Sonny” Mineau passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Pease Mineau; son, Michael Dean Mineau; brothers, Robert Mineau, twins Ronald and Donald Mineau; his Uncle Wes Pease, Aunt Char Harris; Marlene Johnson, ...

Nancy K. Norberg

ESCANABA — Nancy K. Norberg, age 64, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on February 2, 1956 in Escanaba, the daughter of Francis Emmett and Ethel Gay (Grenfell) Viau. Nancy was raised and attended school in Escanaba ...

Joyce Kuehl

GLADSTONE — Joyce Kuehl, age 83, of Gladstone, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Private family funeral services are being planned for a later date. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Kuehl ...

Dean K. Preaseau

ESCANABA — Dean K. Preaseau, age 80, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Helping Hands Adult Foster Care Home in Escanaba and will rest in peace with his beloved parents. He was born on July 7, 1940 in Escanaba, the son of Lionel Vern and Eileen Stella (Sorby) Preaseau. Dean ...

Joyce Kuehl

ESCANABA — Joyce Kuehl, age 83, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Nancy K. Norberg

ESCANABA — Nancy K. Norberg, age 64, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Listed among the survivors is her husband, Karl Norberg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral ...

Hubert ‘Bert’ R. LaFave

Hubert ‘Bert’ R. LaFave HERMANSVILLE — Hubert “Bert” R. LaFave, 75, of Hermansville, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born in Spalding on November 26, 1945, son of Charles and Anna (Vandermissen) LaFave. Bert attended Harris School ...

Colleen Loretta McIlvain

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich./ GLADSTONE — Colleen Loretta McIlvain - June 6, 1952- January 9, 2021 - Our sweet Colleen gained her angel wings on January 9 with family by her side. She was a very sweet and loving person with the kindest of hearts. There was always a smile on her face and made ...

Josephine F. Fetterhoff

ESCANABA — Josephine F. Fetterhoff, age 79, of Escanaba passed away on January 9, 2021 at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wisconsin. Josephine was born December 19, 1941 in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of John and Mary (Debelak) Zbacnik. She was a graduate of the Trenary High ...

Jerry Lee Collins

LONGVILLE, Minn. — Jerry Lee Collins, 74, of Longville, Minn., passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was born September 1, 1946 in Havre de Grac, MD. His family moved to Escanaba, Mich., when he was young, and he lived there until 1967 when he enlisted in the ...

MSG William ‘Bill’ LaVigne II

HOPE MILLS, NC. — MSG William “Bill” LaVigne II., 37, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020. MSG LaVigne proudly served his country with no questions asked. He loved his men he served with and proudly called them his brothers. He was and is an American Hero. MSG LaVigne served with ...

Dean K. Preaseau

ESCANABA — Dean K. Preaseau, age 80, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Helping Hands Adult Foster Care Home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of ...

Hubert ‘Bert’ R. LaFave

HERMANSVILLE — Hubert “Bert” R. LaFave, 75, of Hermansville, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Visitation will be on Friday, January 15,h from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3 ...

Dean K. Preaseau

ESCANABA — Dean K. Preaseau, age 80, of Escanaba passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Helping Hands Adult Foster Care Home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Francis Pryal, Jr.

ESCANABA — Joseph “Joe” Francis Pryal, Jr., age 69, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021, at his home. He was born on October 15, 1951, in Escanaba, the son of Joseph Francis, Sr. and Elaine (Grager) Pryal. Joe was raised in Escanaba and was a 1968 graduate of ...