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Obituaries

Melvin Sanford

NAHMA TOWNSHIP — Melvin Sanford, 80, of Nahma Township., passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2019, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. His wife Delores, is listed among surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The ...

Hannah Mildred (Borgen) Gerard

GLADSTONE — Hannah Mildred (Borgen) Gerard, 100, of Gladstone, Mich., passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, Mich., where she had been a resident for several months. Hannah was born on Aug. 9, 1919, in Pequaming, Mich., to Christian and Constance ...

Sandra Fern Gibbons

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Sandra Fern Gibbons, 71, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 15, 2019, at Christian Park Center. Sandy was born June 18, 1948, in Escanaba, the daughter of Edwin and Bethel (Culliton) Gibbons. She was raised in Brampton and graduated from Rapid River ...

Mary O. Barnaby

ESCANABA — Mary O. Barnaby, 96, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 18, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Her husband, William P. Barnaby, preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the ...

Rita E. McNair

GLADSTONE — Rita E. McNair, 95, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Rita was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Bark River, Mich., the daughter of Herbert and Rose (Martin) LeGault. She graduated from the St. Joseph Catholic School in Escanaba in ...

Gail Therese (Thomas) Maloney

RAPID RIVER — Gail Therese (Thomas) Maloney, 80, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Bellin Health Hospital. Gail was born on May 7, 1939, in Escanaba, the daughter of Christopher and Bertha (Anderson) (Thomas) Young, and stepdaughter of Wayne Young. Gail was ...

Virgil B. Nygaard

ESCANABA — Virgil B. Nygaard, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital with family by his side. He was born on June 14, 1934, in Shelley, Minn., son of the late Millard and Tillie (Nerison) Nygaard. On June 13, 1959, he married the former Fay Hartman in ...

Hannah M. Gerard

GLADSTONE — Hannah M. Gerard, 100, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Rita McNair

ESCANABA, Mich. — Rita McNair, 95, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a ...

Richard Lee Sparks

RAPID RIVER — Richard Lee Sparks, 64, of Rapid River, passed away on Monday Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Carol Sue Kidd

ESCANABA — Carol Sue Kidd, 66, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the UP Health System in Marquette. Carol was born Oct. 10, 1953, in Monroe, Louisiana, the daughter of Wilbert and Geraldine (Keen) Kirk. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba. She ...

Patricia (Smith) Pepin Savola

GLADSTONE — Patricia (Smith) Pepin Savola, 66, of Gladstone, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Her husband, Leslie “Sonny” Savola, is listed among those who survive her. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced ...

Patrick Allan Dahn

ESCANABA — Patrick Allan Dahn, 59, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at his home of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Lori, of Escanaba. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Dahn family.

Virgil B. Nygaard

ESCANABA — Virgil B. Nygaard, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Sandra F. Gibbons

GLADSTONE — Sandra F. Gibbons, 71, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Christian Park Center. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 23, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. ...

Carol Sue Kidd

ESCANABA — Carol Sue Kidd, age 66, of Escanaba passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at the UP Health System in Marquette. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. with Tom Otis, ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Wery

WILSON — Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Wery, 82, of Wilson (Jam Dam), passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. She was born at their home in Wilson on Feb. 9, 1937. She was the daughter of Wilfred and Mary (Plansky) Borden. Betty and their family moved from ...

Eugene J. ‘Tonto’ Tourangeau

GLADSTONE — Eugene J. “Tonto” Tourangeau, 97, of Gladstone, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, surrounded by family at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on June 25, 1922, in Danforth, son of Arthur and Valentine (Charbonneau) Tourangeau. Eugene graduated from ...

Deborah (Debbie) Kay Rybinski

RAPID RIVER — Deborah (Debbie) Kay Rybinski, 64, of Rapid River, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Closing prayers will conclude visitation at 2 p.m. at the Skradski ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Wery

WILSON — Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Wery, 82, of Wilson (Jam Dam), passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home. Listed among the survivors is her husband, Edward. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. ...