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Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Sauter

ESCANABA — William “Bill” Sauter, of Escanaba, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Jeanne. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of ...

Francis Willard Casperson

GLENDALE Ariz. — Francis Willard Casperson (Retired TSgt. USAF), 87, formerly of Bark River, passed away in peace on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Ariz. Francis was born Feb. 27, 1932, to Donald and Sophie (Adams) Casperson in Liberty Grove, Wis., the ...

Dennis ‘Denny’ Tamblin Ladouceur

BRADENTON, Fla. — Dennis “Denny” Tamblin Ladouceur, 83, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Dennis was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Escanaba to Wilfred Donald “Pete” Ladouceur and Elva Florence (Roberts) Ladouceur. After leaving the Air Force, where he went to school ...

Ernest R. LaFave

ESCANABA — Ernest R. LaFave departed this world on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the age of 92 to seek the love of his life, Lucy. Born in Gwinn, Mich., on Jan. 28, 1926, the son of Ernest J. and Gladys (Lamirand) LaFave. He was a graduate of Gwinn High School, earning his diploma after ...

Diana L. Oliver

GLADSTONE — Diana L. Oliver, 69, of Gladstone, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Diana was born March 13, 1950, in Escanaba, the daughter of Merrick and Ingrid (Pada) Seeley. She grew up in the Buckeye in Gladstone, the youngest of four kids ...

Lynne E. Smith

GLADSTONE — Lynne E. Smith, 76, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday Sept. 16, 2019, at the Christian Park Healthcare Village. Lynne was born on Feb. 26, 1943, in Flint, Mich., the son of Raymond Lefler and Mary Graham. He was raised in Otisville, Mich., and graduated from high school ...

Ruth Marion (Poll) Beaver

GRAND MARAIS — Ruth Marion (Poll) Beaver, 97, of Grand Marais, died on Sept. 16, 2019. Ruth was born to Fred and Susan (Jannereth) Poll on June 20, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and grew up during the Great Depression. She graduated in 1940 from Wyoming High School where she met the love of ...

Francis Willard Casperson

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Francis Willard Casperson (Retired TSgt. USAF), 87, formerly of Bark River, passed away in peace on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Ariz. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Anderson Funeral Home in ...

Ernest Lafave

ESCANABA — Ernest Lafave, 92, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Lafave family. Please visit ...

Brenda K. Demeuse

ESCANABA — Brenda K. Demeuse, 59, of Escanaba, passed away in her home on Sept. 13, 2019, while surrounded by her loved ones after fighting a long battle with cancer. Brenda was born in Green Bay, Wis., on Dec. 28, 1959, the daughter of Dale and Donna Herlache (Semrau). Later in life, she ...

Todd Michael Gagnon

SCHAFFER — Todd Michael Gagnon, 58, of Schaffer, died suddenly Sunday evening, Sept. 15, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital due to a massive heart attack. He was born on May 22, 1961, in Chicago, son of Henry and Mary (Lundberg) Gagnon. His parents have preceded him in death in addition to ...

Leonard Frank Coble

GLADSTONE — Leonard Frank Coble, 82, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Village. Leonard was born in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 17, 1936, the son of John and Lillian (Jackson) Coble. While attending High School in Cooks, Mich., in 1955 ...

Diana Oliver

GLADSTONE — Diana Oliver, 69, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a message of condolence to the family.

Todd M. Gagnon

BARK RIVER — Todd M. Gagnon, 58, of Bark River, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, Sept. 15, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital due to a massive heart attack. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The family respectfully requests that any memorials be made to Crawford Funeral Homes, ...

Debbora Anne Lang

ST. JACQUES, Mich. — Debbora Anne Lang, 56, of St. Jacques, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her home. Her husband, Andrew Lang, is listed among surviving family. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. The Upper ...

Lynne E. Smith

GLADSTONE — Lynne E. Smith, 76, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday Sept. 16, 2019, at the Christian Park Healthcare Village. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, with a full obituary forthcoming. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Smith family. Please ...

Mary B. Franzen

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Mary B. Franzen, 86, of 3470 Carpenter Road in Ypsilanti, Mich. (formerly of Gladstone), passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 7, 2019, at the American House of Petoskey, Mich. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Rhoda (Martin) ...

Cindy S. (Kossow) Gawne

GLADSTONE — Cindy S. (Kossow) Gawne, 69, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on June 14, 1950, in St. Nicholas, Mich., the daughter of Edward “Buster” and Anna Mae (Brousseau) Kossow Sr. Cindy was raised in Perkins and graduated ...

Charles A. Redilla

ESCANABA — Charles A. Redilla, 56, of 825 S 26th St., Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 12, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 18, 1963, in Redford, Mich., the son of Mary Louise (Redilla) Break. Charles was raised in Redford and graduated from ...

Debbora Anne Lang

ST. JACQUES, Mich. — Debbora Anne Lang, 56, of St. Jacques, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her home. Debbie was born May 21, 1963, in Manistique, Mich., the daughter of Clifford and Diana (Gould) Cota Jr. Her family resided in Garden where she grew up. She was united in marriage to ...