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Obituaries

Duane Richard Rajala

GLADSTONE — Duane Richard Rajala, 83, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 4:45 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Military honors will be presented ...

Leroy D. ‘Duffy’ Fleckenstein

GLADSTONE — Leroy D. “Duffy” Fleckenstein, 86, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, at his home in Gladstone where he and his wife Carol have resided for the past 27 years. Lee was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Chicago, the son of John and Elizabeth ...

Duane Rajala

GLADSTONE — Duane Rajala, 83, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. His loving wife, Elvira Rajala, is listed among surviving family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski ...

Joseph Revers

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Joseph Revers, 90, of Kipling, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife at their home. His wife, Margaret Revers, is listed among the surviving family. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in a forthcoming ...

James J. Seger

RAPID RIVER — James J. Seger “Hawkeye,” 78, of 15769 Trails End, Rapid River (Osier), passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019, at home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Salvation Army in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the ...

Kay L. Germain

ESCANABA — Kay L. Germain, 68, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 3, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family following a brief bout with cancer. She was born on April 26, 1951 in Escanaba, daughter of Donald and Elaine (Ferguson) Ness. Kay graduated ...

James J. Seger

RAPID RIVER — James J. Seger “Hawkeye,” age 78, of 15769 Trails End in Rapid River (Osier), passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at The Salvation Army in Escanaba. ...

Clarine Ruth Nelson

GARDEN — Clarine Ruth Nelson, age 56, of Garden passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Clarine was born on March 26, 1963 in Manistique, the daughter of Thomas and Pamela (Larson) Lang. She grew up on the Garden Peninsula where she attended ...

Eva Marie Paquin

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Eva Marie Paquin, 83, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019 at her home. Eva was born in Farmington, Mich., on Sept. 4, 1935, the daughter of William and Margaret (Donegon) Longfellow. Both were immigrants from ...

Ivan Lee ‘John’ Pendergraft

FORD RIVER — Ivan Lee “John” Pendergraft, 96, of Ford River, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4 at Christian Park Village. John was born April 1, 1923 in Coweta, Okla. to Ollie P. and Cora G. (Beaver) Pendergraft. He was the last surviving of 13 children. John joined the Army Nov. 4, 1942, ...

Frederick T. Aker

ESCANABA — After living with Fred for 52 years, I find it necessary to pass along the fact that he was a man of very few words who treated everyone equally. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, especially fishing and hunting, stock car races, country music and westerns. His favorite time ...

Leona (Towns) Becvar

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Leona (Towns) Becvar, 94, passed away Monday afternoon, July 29, 2019, at her home in Gladstone, with her loved ones by her side. Leona was born on Dr. Conger’s farm, in Brampton, Mich., on April 3, 1925, to her loving parents, Albert and Harriet (Brown) Lambkin. She was ...

James Richard Blahnik II

WILSON — James Richard Blahnik II, 77, of Wilson, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at his home with loving family by his side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Kay L. Germain

ESCANABA — Kay L. Germain, 68, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 3, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital following a brief bout with cancer. Survivors include her husband, Ron of Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Clarine R. Nelson

GARDEN — Clarine R. Nelson, 56, of Garden, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019, at her home. Her Husband, Ron Nelson, is listed among the surviving family. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski ...

Eva M. Paquin

GLADSTONE — Eva M. Paquin, 83, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family early Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019, at her home. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are ...

James J. Seger

RAPID RIVER — James J. Seger, 78, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019, at his home. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Betty. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Ivan Lee ‘John’ Pendergraft

ESCANABA — Ivan Lee “John” Pendergraft, 96, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019, at Christian Park Village. Arrangements are tentatively being scheduled for Friday and Saturday. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Frederick T. Aker

ESCANABA — After living with Fred for 52 years, I find it necessary to pass along the fact that he was a man of very few words who treated everyone equally. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, especially fishing and hunting, stock car races, country music and westerns. His favorite time ...

Marsha Renee Posenke

ESCANABA — Marsha Renee Posenke, 41 of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly at her home at Willow Creek Apartments on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, of natural causes. She was born in Escanaba on Nov. 29, 1977 to Renee (DeRouin) Posenke. Marsha loved going on bike rides with her mom. It was always a ...