Bertrand ‘Joe’ Lordson

Bertrand ‘Joe’ Lordson

PERKINS — Bertrand “Joe” Lordson, age 64 of Perkins, lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on Thursday, June 13, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at Aurora Medical Center in Marinette, Wis.

“p1″>Joe was born on October 20, 1959 in St. Ignace, Mich., the son of Melvin “Tony”  and Lois (Harrison) Lordson. He attended Mackinac, Pickford and Negaunee schools.

Joe held many titles in his life, but his favorite was being a family man. In later years his true love became his grandchildren. He cherished the special bond he carried with his family. Joe was a hard worker, always prioritizing his family. Joe worked various jobs. His first job was as a guide for tourists on Mackinac Island. He went on to work road construction alongside his father and brothers for Fox Valley Construction Company. He was a laborer for Local Union 1329 for many years, retiring with Gunlach Champion.

Joe took pride in being a ginseng farmer starting the Superior Land Ginseng Farms with his parents in 1986, then later with his brother, Robert. He also had a special talent of gardening and enjoyed sharing crops with anyone and everyone. Joe had a love for antiquing, which started with his mother digging in old settlement dumps and metal detecting together. His passion for antiques was then shared with his son, Clifford and daughter, Kristin, specifically collecting UP pharmacy medicine bottles.

Joe also loved golfing, fishing and trapping. He had a generous and gentle heart, always lending a hand when needed.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Marinette Aurora Health Care and Rochester Mayo Clinic for their caring support.

In addition to his beloved mother, Lois, Joe is survived by children, Kelly (Scott) Macaulay, Clifford Lordson, Casey Lordson and Kristin (Nathan Miron) Lordson; siblings, Danny (Janet) Lordson,  Sharri (Lordson) Rye, Dana Lordson, Julie (Matt) Hoffmeyer, and Robert (Jenny) Lordson; grandchildren, Ezra and Harmony Sloop, and Henrik and Arthur Macaulay; mother of his children, Debra (McCasey) Lordson. Joe also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Joe came to know his Savior, sharing what he knew with his mother and accepting Jesus Christ into his life.

In addition to his father, Tony Lordson, he is preceded in death by nephew, Daniel Lordson, grandparents, Ellsworth and Rena Lordson, Clifford and Dorathy Harrison, and sister-in-law Lynn Lordson.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Joe will be laid to rest at the Perkins Cemetery. Family will gather at the farm to continue celebrating Joe’s life. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Lordson family. To offer an online message of sympathy please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com