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Obituaries

Marion ‘Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques

GARDEN — Marion “Sis’ (Hermes) Jacques, of 6481 Winter Avenue, Garden, Mich., passed into eternal life at the Bishop Noa Home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Marion was born to Joseph and Lillian (Beaudoin) Hermes on Feb. 22, 1917, at the home of her grandparents, Joseph and Susan (Nerschbach) ...

Phyllis Woodard

ESCANABA — Phyllis Woodard, of Escanaba, passed into God’s hands on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the age of 76. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba, Mich. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Phyllis’s life. In lieu of ...

Barry J. Andrews

DEARBORN Mich. — Barry J. Andrews. May 17, 2018. Age 75 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of 50 years to Karen. Loving father of Kari (Kyle) Walworth and Laura Andrews. Dear brother of David (Kathleen) Andrews. Dearest grandfather of Kelsey, Andrew, and Charlotte. Barry was preceded in death by ...

Ginny R. Kwarciany

ESCANABA — Ginny R. Kwarciany, 44, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at UP Health System – Marquette. She was born on Sept. 21, 1973, in Lubbock, Texas, daughter of Charlie Hathcock and Ginny Morris. Ginny was raised in Dallas, Texas, and then graduated from MacArthur High School in ...

David E. Koski

ROCK — David E. Koski, 79, of Rock, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. David was born May 23, 1938, in Negaunee, Mich., the son of Emil and Elsie (Rajala) Koski. He graduated from Rock High School in 1956 and was valedictorian of his class. David served his country proudly in ...

Patricia Ann Lagina

KIPLING — Patricia Ann Lagina, 89, of Kipling, passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2018, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Her husband, John Peter, preceded her in death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes. Messages of ...

Beverly Gail Green

WILLIAMSBURG Va. — Beverly Gail Green, 77, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia. A worship service and reception celebrating her life will take place on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg Va.

Gerald ‘Dusty’ Destrampe

KING, Wis. — Gerald “Dusty” Destrampe, 68, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis. Among survivors are his wife, Mary. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Destrampe family.

Ginny R. Kwarciany

ESCANABA — Ginny R. Kwarciany, 44, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at UP Health System – Marquette. Among survivors are her husband, Steven Kwarciany of Escanaba Visitation will be on Thursday, May 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. Rev. Darryl Pepin ...

Jeannette Marie Pierce

ESCANABA — Jeannette Marie Pierce, 41, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 19, 2018, with her family by her side. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Escanaba. Funeral services will ...

Victoria (Vicky) LaFave Couillard

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Victoria (Vicky) LaFave Couillard, 65, formerly of Gladstone, passed away Dec. 5, 2017 at An Enchanted Assisted Living group home in Surprise, Ariz. Vicky was born Dec. 29, 1951 in Escanaba, the daughter of Patrick and Dorothy (King) LaFave. Vicky was united in marriage to ...

James G. Paquin

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — James G. Paquin, 87, of Flat Rock, passed away the evening of May 16, 2018, after battling a brief illness at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Jim was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Appleton, Wis., the son of Earl and Loretta (Trudell) Paquin. He was raised in Flat Rock and ...

Mary Lee Schram

ESCANABA — Mary Lee Schram, 62, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her residence in Escanaba. Mary was born Sept. 24, 1955, in Escanaba, the daughter of Lloyd and Helen (Sarasin) Courtney. She was raised in Gladstone and resided in Green Bay, Wis., for many years before ...

Mary ‘Elaine’ Gareau

GLADSTONE — Mary “Elaine” Gareau, of Gladstone, Mich., (Flat Rock) passed away surrounded by family on May 14, 2018 at the age of 80. Elaine was born May 15, 1937, the second child of Bernith and Catherine (St. Vincent) Terrien. She grew up in Wells, Mich. After graduating from Escanaba ...

Lloyd Abba

MARQUETTE — On May 12, 2018, my dad, Lloyd Abba, passed away peacefully under the wonderful care of the nurses and staff at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Lloyd was born on Oct. 16, 1929, and is preceded in death by his loving parents, Lawrence and Ora Abba of L’Anse; ...

David E. Koski

ROCK — David E. Koski, 79, of Rock, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Rock. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. A complete obituary will be forth ...

Gordon Paul Roberts

ESCANABA — Gordon Paul Roberts, 79, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He was born on June 6, 1938, in Rock, the son of Edward and Edna (Terrian) Roberts. At the young age of 6, his family moved to Trenary where he attended school. At age ...

James ‘Jim’ Ray Gafner

ESCANABA — James “Jim” Ray Gafner, at the age of 67, went to his eternal rest while at Medilodge of Leelanau in Suttons Bay, Mich., on April 8, 2018. Jim was born and raised in Escanaba, on Aug. 31, 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy on the ship U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Comfort as petty ...

Linda Lou Nelson

VILLAGE of HOWARD, Wis. — Linda Lou Nelson, 71, Village of Howard, Wis., died Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born on July 11, 1946, in Escanaba, Mich., to Medrick and Dorothy (Gustafson) LaBelle. Linda was a graduate of Gladstone High School, Class of 1964. She married her high school ...

Pamela Sharon Lanaville

WILSON — Pamela Sharon Lanaville, 70, of Wilson, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home. She was born on March 23, 1948, in Escanaba, daughter to Louie and Adeline (Artley) Brunnette. Pamela was raised and attended school in Gladstone. On July 22, 1972, Pamela Brunnette married ...