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Obituaries

Mark Lawrence Tatrow

DETROIT — Mark Lawrence Tatrow, 59, of Garden, Mich., passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich.. He was born April 7, 1960, to Lawrence and Marjorie (Helgren) Tatrow in Negaunee, Mich. It was there he grew up and graduated from the Garden area schools. Upon ...

Clifford ‘Skip’ J. Mattson

ESCANABA — Clifford “Skip” J. Mattson, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Joan. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral ...

Richard Noel ‘Dick’ Oslund

ESCANABA — Richard Noel “Dick” Oslund, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow ...

Doris Delores Kivekas

GLADSTONE — Doris Delores Kivekas born April 8, 1931, passed away Nov. 28, 2019, at the age of 88. Delores was born in Raco, Mich., to the late Hilda Kleis. At one month old she came to live in Rock and was raised by her grandparents Mary and Isaac Hill whom were from Finland. Doris learned ...

Mauryne Christiansen

CHICAGO — Mauryne Christiansen, 93, former Rapid River resident, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Chicago, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladstone and Escanaba and online condolences can be sent to the ...

John M. Caldwell

GLADSTONE, Mich. — John M. Caldwell, 80, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Lombard, Ill. John’s wife Carol preceded him in death. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of ...

Sgt. Wilbur ‘Bill’ Eugene O’Rourke Jr

GLADSTONE — On Dec. 2, 2019 in Gladstone, Mother Nature welcomed home the bravest, strongest, and loving man. Sgt. Wilbur “Bill” Eugene O’Rourke Jr., USMC, age 72, of Gladstone, is at peace and back to nature where his heart has always felt it belonged. A hardworking family man, Bill, ...

Richard Noel ‘Dick’ Oslund

ESCANABA — Richard Noel “Dick” Oslund, 87, 0f Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born in Escanaba on Dec. 11, 1931, son of Melvin and Mabel (Murray) Oslund. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in ...

Robert Victor Thibault

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Robert Victor Thibault, 93, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Unity Hospice in DePere, Wis. Bob was born July 10, 1926, in Nahma, the son of Victor and Margaret (Krutina) Thibault. He was raised in Nahma and was a 1944 graduate of Nahma ...

Eugene E. Timler

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Eugene E. Timler, 91, of Gladstone, passed away Dec. 2, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where he had resided for the past two months. Prior to living at Bishop Noa Home, Gene resided for the past 10 years at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Gene was born on ...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ J. Bolm

ESCANABA — Gerald “Jerry” J. Bolm, 86, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. He was born on Oct. 28, 1933, in Escanaba, the son of Harold and Alice (Monson) Bolm. Jerry was raised and attended school in Escanaba and was a ...

Wilbur ‘Bill’ Eugene O’Rourke Jr.

GLADSTONE — On Dec. 2, 2019, in Gladstone, Mich., Mother Nature welcomed home the bravest, strongest, and loving man. Sgt. Wilbur “Bill” Eugene O’Rourke Jr., USMC, age 72, of Gladstone, is at peace and back to nature where his heart has always felt it belonged. A private family ...

Jeffrey J. ‘Jeff’ Potvin

BARK RIVER — Jeffrey J. “Jeff” Potvin, 50, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday Nov. 28, 2019, at his home of natural causes. He was born in Norway, Mich., on March 7, 1969, son of James and Marian “Kay” (Farrell) Potvin. He was raised in Schaffer, graduating from ...

Jon K. Williams

ESCANABA — Jon K. Williams, 68, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 of natural causes. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Williams family.

Fredrick James Couillard

ESCANABA — Fredrick James Couillard, 72, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or to leave the family a message of ...

Connie E. Ellis

MANISTIQUE — Daughter of Vern and Carlene Vail, Connie Elizabeth was born on Feb. 8, 1937, in Alabama and moved to Manistique where she attended school. After graduating high school, she met her husband Jim Haran Ellis. Connie and Jim were married in 1957 — and due to Jim’s career — ...

Ruby Anne Peacock Orr

GLENNIE, Mich. — On Nov. 23, 2019, Ruby Anne Peacock Orr, beloved sister, mother and grandmother left this world. Born to Edwin and Alice Peacock (nee Kropp), Ruby adopted her mother’s fondness for handicrafts and gardening and inherited her father’s entrepreneurial spirit. Ruby was a ...

John D. Young

ESCANABA — John D. Young, 67, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care in Waukesha, Wis. John was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Waukegan, Ill., the son of Jack and Annabell (Morrison) Young. In 1972, he ...

Eugene Timler

GLADSTONE — Eugene Timler, 91, of Gladstone, passed away early morning, Dec. 2, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. His sister, Beverly Corbiel, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Wilbur E. O’Rourke

GLADSTONE — Wilbur E. O’Rourke, 72, of Gladstone, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Paulette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba ...