Obituaries

Donald Joseph ‘Don’ LaCroix

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Donald Joseph “Don” LaCroix, 88, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba following complications from an injury on Dec. 5. Don was born March 2, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., the son of William and Josephine ...

Delores ‘Dee’ R. Richmond

ESCANABA — Delores “Dee” R. Richmond, 74, of 1013 S. 18th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 17, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. Funeral services ...

Herbert R. Caron

ESCANABA — Herbert R. Caron, 91, of 327 N. 20th St., Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Friday, Dec. 22, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are ...

June M. Oslund

ESCANABA — June M. Oslund, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Cedar Grove at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Mary J. Defino

POWERS — Mary J. Defino, 67, of Powers, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Private funeral services are being planned at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Defino family and online condolences can be ...

David Donald Helman

STONINGTON — David Donald Helman, 60 of Stonington, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at his home. David was born Nov. 25, 1957, in Escanaba, Mich., to Donald and Carol “Jean” (Popko) Helman. He was raised in Gladstone, Mich., and was a 1976 graduate of ...

Mary J. Defino

ESCANABA — Mary J. Defino, 67, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Vena E. Lauscher

HERMANSVILLE — Vena E. Lauscher, 90, of Hermansville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, with her family by her side. A full obituary will announce a celebration of Vena’s life in the spring of 2018. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding are assisting the Lauscher ...

Eleanor E. Pearson

ESCANABA — Eleanor E. Pearson, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral services are being planned for this week. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Pearson family and online condolences can be sent at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

Delores R. Richmond

ESCANABA — Delores R. Richmond, 74, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 17, 2017, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Faith Ann ‘Susie’ Stone

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Faith Ann “Susie” Stone, 68, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Her husband, Lowell “John” Stone, preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2017. A memorial service gathering for both Susie and John will be held ...

Herbert R. Caron

ESCANABA — Herbert R. Caron, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Phyllis L. Arntzen

MENOMINEE, Wis. — Phyllis Lea Arntzen, age 91 of Menomonie, Wis. formerly of Sun City Center, Florida and Chicago, Ill. died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at Our House Senior Living in Menomonie, WIs. Phyllis was born June 13, 1926 in Manistique. She was the daughter of Marcus ...

David Donald Helman

RAPID RIVER — David Donald Helman, age 60, of Rapid River passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented at ...

Roger A. King

GLADSTONE — Roger A. King, age 63, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at St. Francis hospital in Escanaba. Roger was born Oct. 27, 1954, in Escanaba, the son of Francis "Curly" and Rosalie (Derusha) King. He was a Gladstone High School graduate who joined the United States ...

Carol Pauline Nelson

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Carol Pauline Nelson, age 92, died Dec. 10, 2017 at Fieldstone Memory Care in Kennewick, Wash. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on Feb. 19, 1925, and the family moved to Gladstone, Mich. in 1930, and she graduated from high school there in 1943. She married Merwin Nelson in ...

Brand Michael ‘Papa’ Nummilien

ROCK — Brand Michael "Papa" Nummilien, age 71, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in Rock, surrounded by his loving family. His wife Barbara is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral ...

Randy M. Ross

BARK RIVER — Randy M. Ross, 59, of Bark River, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 due to natural causes. Randy was born on June 10, 1958 in Escanaba, son of Henry and Patricia (Lancour) Ross. He was raised in Gladstone but lived in Escanaba for most of his life, ...

Elizabeth Leecie Sinn

RAPID RIVER — Elizabeth Leecie Sinn, age 82, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2017, at her home in Rapid River surrounded by her family. Betty was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Perry, Mich., the daughter of Everett and Jean (Leggett) Hawthorne. She was raised in Perry and was a 1953 ...

Margaret ‘Marge’ A. Pach

NEGAUNEE, Mich. — Margaret “Marge” A. Pach passed away peacefully at the age of 96. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the passing of His faithful ones.” During the past several years, Margaret received secure and devoted loving care from her two daughters, while she was living ...