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Obituaries

Erlamay Maunus (Kaurala) (Tepsa) Hardwick

ESCANABA — Erlamay was born to Steve and Helen Maunus on Nov. 24, 1937, in Longview, Wash. She attended grade schools in the Longview, Kelso area and one year in Menasha, Wis. In 1949, her parents decided to purchase the Setula Farm in the Ontonagon, Rockland area of the Upper Peninsula ...

James B. Ault

ESCANABA — James B. Ault, 63, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, March 23, 2020, at his home of natural causes. Arrangements at this time are pending and a complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Ault family.

Robert ‘Bob’ A. Arkens

ESCANABA — Robert “Bob” A. Arkens, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Christian Park Village. He was born on Jan. 16, 1939, in Wilson, Mich., son of William and Pauline (Miller) Arkens. Bob graduated from Bark River High School in 1957. Bob served active ...

Norman G. Arntzen

BARK RIVER — On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:29 a.m., Norman G. Arntzen passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Greta at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River, after a relentless battle with Parkinson’s Disease – but could not overcome it. He was born on June 18, 1931 in Escanaba to ...

Barbara ‘GL’ J. Tuskan

GLADSTONE — Barbara “GL” J. Tuskan, 49, of Gladstone, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Listed among her survivors is her companion Dwayne Standfield, as well as her beloved son Devin Standfield. Services honoring Barbara are pending and will be ...

Sherry Ann Macfarlane

GLADSTONE — Sherry Ann Macfarlane, 57 of Gladstone, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn,, following a courageous battle with cancer. Sherry was born March 7, 1963, in Escanaba, the daughter of Lawrence and Joan ...

John V. Herlik

ESCANABA — John V. Herlik “Flat Top”, 79, of Escanaba, passed away after a lengthy battle of ALS on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 19, 1941 in Marquette, the son of Victor and Victoria (LeClair) ...

James P. ‘Jim’ ‘Sweetie’ Johnson

SPALDING — James P. “Jim” “Sweetie” Johnson, 41, of Spalding, passed away early Saturday morning, March 21, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. He fought a very courageous battle against a very aggressive and rare form of Lymphoma. He was born on May 6, 1978, in ...

Henrietta D. Miller

GLADSTONE — Henrietta D. Miller, 87, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on Sept. 24, 1932, in Escanaba, the daughter of Carl and Barbara (Young) Olson. Henrietta was raised and attended school in Gladstone and was a 1951 graduate ...

Richard Brooke Stretton

GARDEN — Richard B. Stretton, 79, of Garden, Mich., passed away at his residence on March 18, 2020, with his wife at his side. Richard was born on Nov. 4, 1940, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Arthur J. and Mildred (Whithill) Stretton Jr. He attended schools in Springfield, Pa. After ...

Norman G. Arntzen

ESCANABA — Norman G. Arntzen, 88, of Escanaba, passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Greta on Friday March 20, 2020, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living. Private family funeral services are being planned at the Anderson Funeral Home with a celebration of life service being held at a later ...

Leroy Sexton

GLADSTONE — Leroy Sexton, 82, of Gladstone, passed away at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to Skradski ...

Robert ‘Bob’ A. Arkens

ESCANABA — Robert “Bob” A. Arkens, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Christian Park Village. Due to the COVID 19 virus, private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Crawford Funeral Homes in Escanaba with Rev. Darryl Pepin ...

Orville Severin Pedersen

STONINGTON — Orville Severin Pedersen, 90, of Stonington, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the ...

John V. Herlik

ESCANABA — John V. Herlik, 79, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba surrounded by his loving family. Visitation and funeral services celebrating the life of John V. Herlik will be held at a later date. A complete obituary will be ...

Sherry A. Macfarlane

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Sherry A. Macfarlane, 57 of Gladstone, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving husband Michael is listed among the surviving family. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial ...

William ‘Bill’ Roland Writt

ORLANDO, Fla. — William "Bill" Roland Writt passed away at Advent ­Hospital South, Orlando, Fla., at 6:11 a.m. on March 9, 2020, at the age of 78 years old surrounded by family, holding his hand and comforting him until he was called to home. William is survived by his loving wife, ...

Norman G. Arntzen

ESCANABA — Norman G. Arntzen, of Escanaba, passed away Friday morning, March 20, 2020, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Greta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba ...

Dustin James Feavel

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Dustin James Feavel, 35, of Milwaukee, Wis., passed away in Escanaba. A Celebration of Dustin’s Life is being planned for a later date. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Feavel family and online condolences can be sent at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

John V. Herlik

ESCANABA — John V. Herlik, 79, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in ­Escanaba surrounded by his loving family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Sandy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the ...