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Obituaries

Laura Dorothea Louis

GLADSTONE — Laura Dorothea Louis, 94, of Gladstone, with her family at her side, passed this last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. She was born to the late Norman Brownell and Laura Rodda of Newport, Rhode Island. She met and married her late husband Eugene, a naval officer from Escanaba, in ...

Lawrence C. ‘Jack’ King Sr.

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Lawrence C. “Jack” King, Sr.,96, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. His wife, Mary Lo, preceded him in death. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 14, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Skradski ...

Helen Williams

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Helen Williams, 96, passed away late Sunday evening, Nov. 10, 2019, at her home in Gladstone with her daughter by her side. Her loving daughter, Sharon Norman, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Skradski ...

Jack Lowell Roemer Sr.

MANISTIQUE — Lifelong Manistique, Mich., resident Jack Lowell Roemer Sr., 90, passed away at his residence on Nov. 8, 2019, under the care of Northwoods Memorial Homecare and Hospice with his wife, Ruth, and family at his side. He was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Manistique, to Carl and ...

Lawrence King

GLADSTONE — Lawrence King, 96, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to ...

Billie Marmalick

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Billie Marmalick, 90, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2019, at her home in Gladstone with her family by her side. Billie was born on Aug. 25, 1929, in Gladstone, the daughter of the late William and Edythe (Pettit) Heslip. She was raised in Gladstone and ...

Eugene J. Tourangeau

GLADSTONE — Eugene J. Tourangeau, 97, of Gladstone, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Among survivors are his wife, Lorraine. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Elizabeth Selma (Bentson) Jezierski

LOVES PARK, Ill. — Elizabeth Selma (Bentson) Jezierski, 98, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Alpine Fireside Health Center in Rockford, Ill. She was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Escanaba, Mich., and was the daughter of William Bent and Gladys ...

Lynn Beverly (Possi) Kositzke Blixt

ESCANABA — Lynn Beverly (Possi) Kositzke Blixt, age 74, of Escanaba, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 2019 at UP Health System – Marquette. She was born on July 25, 1945 in Norway, Mich., the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Nelson) Possi. Her family relocated to Escanaba where she ...

Arlene J. Boye

FORD RIVER — Arlene J. Boye, age 84, of Ford River, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019 at her home. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Arlene will follow at 11 a.m., ...

Theodore B. ‘Ted’ Wandahsega

HANNAHVILLE — Theodore B. “Ted” Wandahsega, 68, of Hannahville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at ManorCare Nursing Home in Kingsford. Ted was born in Escanaba on June 12, 1951, son of Thomas and Alice (McCullough) Wandahsega. He was a lifelong resident and attended Bark River ...

Laurie L. Forshey

ESCANABA — Laurie L. Forshey, 50, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2019, at the home of her sister following a lengthy illness. She was born in Escanaba on Sept. 30, 1969, daughter of Clara (Anderson) Forshey. She was a life-long resident and attended ...

Elizabeth Selma (Bentson) Jezierski

LOVES PARK, Ill. — Elizabeth Selma (Bentson) Jezierski, 98, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Alpine Fireside Health Center in Rockford, Ill. Graveside services are being planned for Tuesday, Nov. 12, and a complete obituary will be ...

Elaine M. Anderson

ESCANABA — Elaine M. Anderson, 96, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Joan Miles

WATSON, Mich. — Joan Miles, 89, of Watson, Mich., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by her daughters, Linda VanDamme and Lori Lohfink. Born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Stephenson, Mich., Joan was the daughter of Charles and Juanita Clarke of Big Bay, ...

Lynn Beverly (Possi) Kositzke Blixt

ESCANABA — Lynn Beverly (Possi) Kositzke Blixt, 74, of Escanaba, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the ...

Arlene J. Boye

FORD RIVER — Arlene J. Boye, 87, of Ford River, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2019, at her home. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes ...

Betty J. (Anderson) Tschury

GLADSTONE — Betty J. (Anderson) Tschury, Sept. 2, 1929 - Nov. 3, 2019. Angels belong in Heaven. Betty passed away peacefully and is now dancing with Lee. Betty was born in Marquette, the third of seven children to Carl and Della (Dunham) Anderson. Betty graduated from Trout Creek High ...

Mary Elizabeth Williams

GLADSTONE — Mary Elizabeth Williams, 81, of Gladstone, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at LakeView Assisted Living in Gladstone. Mary was born March 6, 1938, in Gould City, Mich., the daughter of Amos and Ida (Cassidy) McCallum. She was united in marriage to Pete Williams at St ...

Laurie L. Forshey

ESCANABA — Laurie L. Forshey, 50, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2019, at the home of her sister following a lengthy illness. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Forshey family.