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Obituaries

Madelyn ‘Midge’ Anderson

NORWALK, Iowa — Madelyn “Midge” Anderson, 91, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Regency Care Center in Norwalk, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa, with ...

Mary Walch Berry

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Berry, Mary Walch, born on Aug. 2, 1927, in Escanaba. Mary (Mimi) passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2018, at age 91 surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by children Kay Berry, David (Leslie), and John (Naomi) of the Phoenix area and Margaret (Pat) McGuckin and ...

William Earl Bodette

GARDEN — William Earl Bodette, 72, of Garden, Mich., passed away at home on Nov. 1, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He was born April 10, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Bernard and Norma (Lester) Bodette. William and his family would eventually move to Garden, Mich., where he ...

Geraldine L. ‘Geri’ D’Antonio

ESCANABA — Geraldine L. “Geri” D’Antonio, 86, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2018, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Escanaba, daughter of Walter and Lillian (Solingy) Bjorkquist. Geri married ...

Kay Edington

POWERS — Kay Edington, 80, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. Funeral services for Kay are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com

Jack A. Metzger

WILSON — Jack A. Metzger, 77, of Wilson, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Metzger family.

Richard Joseph Tickler

CARNEY-NADEAU — Richard Joseph Tickler, 67, Carney-Nadeau, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time as will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Michael ‘Suds’ L. Sundstrom

ESCANABA — Michael “Suds” L. Sundstrom, 61, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Richard ‘Pete’ Edward Peterson

LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Richard “Pete” Edward Peterson, 48, passed away on Oct. 25, 2018. He was born in Escanaba, on Feb. 10, 1970, to William and Karen (nee Jerow) Peterson. Pete graduated Escanaba High School in 1988 and from there he would find a career in the Navy, joining in June, ...

Mary Walch Berry

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Berry, Mary Walch, born on Aug. 2, 1927, in Escanaba. Mary (Mimi) passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2018, at age 91 surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by children Kay Berry, David (Leslie), and John (Naomi) of the Phoenix area and Margaret (Pat) McGuckin and ...

James R. (Jim) Larson

GLADSTONE — James R. (Jim) Larson of Days River, Brampton Township, died suddenly on Oct. 30, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital following a cardiac arrest at his home. Jim, the son of Robert (Bob) and Flora (Verhamme) Larson, was born in Gladstone, was raised and lived most of his life on ...

Jeanette C. Robison

SPALDING — Jeanette C. Robison, 75, of Spalding, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Jeanette Catherine Duffrin was born on April 8, 1943, in Stephenson, to the late George and Albina (Wery) Duffrin. On May 5, 1962, Jeanette ...

Dennis K. Grienier

HERMANSVILLE — Dennis K. Grienier, 68, of Hermansville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. He was born in Daggett on June 4, 1950, son of the late Gilbert and Melvida (Perket) Grienier. Dennis was an avid hunter and sports enthusiast. He loved playing jokes on friends ...

Suzanne Marie Malenfant

GLADSTONE —Suzanne Marie Malenfant, 69, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at U.P. Health System – Marquette. She was born on Feb. 10, 1949, in Gladstone, the daughter of Delbert and Ethel (Rose) Nelson. Sue grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School with ...

Ruth Eva Livingston

ESCANABA — Ruth Eva Livingston, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with ...

Gerrie Lee Kaiser

MANISTIQUE — Gerrie Lee Kaiser, 49, of Manistique, passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2018, at UP Health System with her loving family by her side. She was born Feb. 11, 1969, in Cheboygan, Mich., daughter to Gerald and Patsy (Roy) McPherson. She attended Rapid River High School class of ...

Robert Lee Whipple

SOUTH RANGE — Robert Lee Whipple Sr., 71, a resident of South Range, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at UP Health System Portage. He was born Dec. 11, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Mich., a son of the late Myron and Lillian (Wellman) Whipple, Bob received his master’s degree in mechanical ...

Dennis K. Grienier

POWERS — Dennis K. Grienier, 68, of Powers, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

James Larson

GLADSTONE, Mich. — James Larson, 82, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital. His loving wife, Joan (Froberg) Larson, is listed among surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Services are pending. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Robert D. Bintner

ESCANABA — Robert D. Bintner, 91, of 1219 N. 18th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Oct. 24, 1927, in Escanaba, the son of John and Hilda (Wangberg) Bintner. Robert grew up in Escanaba and was a 1945 graduate of Escanaba ...