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Obituaries

Susan L. Pilon

ECANABA — Susan L. Pilon, age 63, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, November 29, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Rosella ‘Rose’ Beatrice Mulvanny

WAUTOMA, Wis. — Rosella “Rose” Beatrice Mulvanny, age 90, of Wautoma, Wis. passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at her home. She was born July 18, 1930 in Escanaba, the daughter of Clyde and Dorina (Charbonneau) Lancour. She married Thomas Mulvanny on Nov. 24, 1951 at Holy ...

Dennis D. Erickson

ESCANABA — Dennis D. Erickson, 75, passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 26, 2020, at his home. A native of Delta County, Dennis was born in Escanaba on June 13, 1945, the son of Arthur and Mae (Flath) Erickson. Dennis was raised in Ford River and graduated from Escanaba High School. He ...

John Patana

RAPID RIVER — John Patana, age 77, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family late Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family ­Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Patana family. ...

Ardith L. DeVanney

ESCANABA — Ardith L. DeVanney, age 92, of ­Escanaba (formerly of Carmel, Ind.) passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Patricia Jean (Kittner) Wood

Patricia Jean (Kittner) Wood. 4/19/1948  11/10/2020 Born in MI; lived in MN, OR & CA. Grew up on ice skates and on horseback. She kayaked MN, and skied June, Mammoth & Squaw, and tried snowboarding at the Granlibakken in Tahoe. Her Jr High marching band performed at Lambeau Field ...

Ronald James Heim

GLADSTONE — Ronald James Heim, age 81, of Gladstone (Pine Haven Subdivision), passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020, with his family by his side. Ron was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Bark River, the son of Raymond and Pearl Heim. He was raised in Bark River and was a 1957 graduate of Bark ...

Donna Lou (nee Brandl) Boutilier

GLADSTONE — Donna Lou (nee Brandl) Boutilier, age 83, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. She was born in Marshfield, Wis. on Aug. 28, 1937 to Arthur and Mary (nee Beels) Brandl. She grew up in Marshfield until the family moved to Gladstone in 1951. She was a ...

Janice E. Hemby-Wetterhahn

BARK RIVER — Janice E. Hemby-Wetterhahn, 86, of Bark River, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020 at home with family. She was born on Oct. 10, 1934 in Aitkin, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Nelson) Schmehl, but raised by ...

James S. Peoples

ESCANABA — James S. Peoples, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020 on his 87th birthday at Lakeview Assisted Living of natural causes, with his family by his side. Private family visitation and funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at the Anderson ...

William ‘Will/Bill’ Masters

BARK RIVER — William "Will/Bill" Masters, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at the Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family ...

Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Parrett

RAPID RIVER — Charles A. “Chuck” Parrett, 75, of Rapid River, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 17, 1945 in Detroit, Mich., son of Charles E. and Julie E. (Laviolette) Parrett. As a young child, his ...

Patricia Jean (Kittner) Wood

Patricia Jean (Kittner) Wood. 4/19/1948  11/10/2020 Born in MI; lived in MN, OR & CA. Grew up on ice skates and on horseback. She kayaked MN, and skied June, Mammoth & Squaw, and tried snowboarding at the Granlibakken in Tahoe. Her Jr High marching band performed at Lambeau Field ...

James S. Peoples

ESCANABA — James S. Peoples, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 25, 2020 on his 87th birthday at Lakeview Assisted Living of natural causes with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes ...

Janice E. Hemby-Wetterhahn

Janice E. Hemby-Wetterhahn, 86, of Bark River Michigan (originally from Minneapolis, MN), passed away early Thursday morning, November 19, 2020 at home with family. She was born on October 10, 1934 in Aitkin MN, the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Nelson) Schmehl, but raised by grandparents, ...

Michael P. Kulak

ESCANABA — Michael P. Kulak, 73, a native of Ironwood, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood. — — —

James ‘Jim’ F. Sargent

GLADSTONE - James “Jim” F. Sargent, 83, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Albert V. Gerber

MENOMINEE - Albert V. Gerber, 93, of Menominee, Mich., passed away on Monday November 23, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center - Bay Area in Marinette, Wis. Albert was born on August 8, 1927 in Menominee, Mich., to the late Alfred and Julia (Jensen) Gerber. He proudly served his country in the United ...

Bernice M. Johnson

CALUMET — Bernice M. Johnson, 97, formerly of Calumet, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Gladstone. She was born on February 17, 1923 in Allouez Township, Mich., daughter of Charles and Annie (Sarja) Jarvela. Bernice married Armas M. Olli in 1939 ...

Donna L. Boutilier

GLADSTONE — Donna L. Boutilier, age 83, of Gladstone, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday, November 23, 2020. A full obituary will be forthcoming. To offer condolences, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting ...