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Obituaries

Dorothy L VanDamme

ST. NICHOLAS — Dorothy L VanDamme, 90, of St. Nicholas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Murray’s Country View Assisted Living in Gladstone. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of ...

Frederick T. Horrocks

ARNOLD — Frederick T. Horrocks, 82, of Arnold, Mich., passed away at his home in Arnold. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Barbara E. Schultz

ESCANABA — Barbara E. Schultz, 66, of Escanaba, passed away at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. She is survived by her husband Jerry. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Thursday, July 2, at Calvary Baptist Church. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. ...

John ‘Pat’ Webber

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. — John "Pat" Webber, age 79, of St. Paul Park, passed away on June 18, 2020. John was born in Escanaba and raised in the Upper Pennisula. He was an avid outdoorsman. John proudly served his country in the Air Force. He retired from Northwest Airlines after many proud ...

Ronald Earl Fulcher

MUNISING — Ronald Earl Fulcher, age 83, of Munising, and formerly of Escanaba, died at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Military honors and committal prayers will be conducted at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. A ...

Ray A. Jensen

GLADSTONE — Ray A. Jensen, age 62, of Gladstone, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Ray was born Jan. 11, 1958 in Escanaba, the son of Robert and Ellen (Roueche) Jensen. Ray grew up in Gladstone, where he met his highschool sweetheart Anne Leonardi. Ray and Anne were ...

James S. ‘Jim’ Jepson

YUMA, Ariz. — James S. “Jim” Jepson, 87, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on June 18, 2020 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. Following his retirement from Harnischfeger, Jim and his wife Beverly have spent 31 years in Yuma, Ariz. Among survivors include his wife, Beverly (Titus) ­Jepson of ...

Dona Marie (Chevrette) (Weiland) LaPorte

ESCANABA, Mich. — Dona Marie (Chevrette) (Weiland) LaPorte, 88, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 20, 2020 after a five year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and extensive doll collection. Dona was born on Jan. 31, 1932, in ...

Ray A. Jensen

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Ray A. Jensen, 62, of Gladstone, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 24, 2020. His wife, Anne Jensen, preceded him in death. Family will receive friends Monday, June 29, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow ...

William Gerard Hermes

ESCANABA — William Gerard Hermes, 53, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Hermes family.

Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman

ESCANABA — Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman, 85, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center. She was born on Oct. 14, 1934 in Newberry, Mich., daughter of John and Anna (Marceny) Borak. Helen was raised and attended school in Newberry. Helen worked ...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ F. Hampton

GLADSTONE — Gerald “Jerry” F. Hampton, 72, of Gladstone passed away in his home on June 23, 2020, surrounded by not only the love of his family but also the love of his extended community. Jerry was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Laurium, Mich., the youngest of Joseph and Beryl (Chenhall) ...

Joyce Anne Marmalick

GLADSTONE — Joyce Anne Marmalick, age 82, of Gladstone passed away on March 29, 2020 at Murray’s Country View Adult Foster Care Home. Joyce was born June 11, 1937 in Gladstone, the daughter of Edward and Astrid (Helman) Farrell. She was united in marriage to Wayne Marmalick on July 14, ...

Barbara E. Schultz

ESCANABA — Barbara E. Schultz, 66, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Paul Robert Bruce

ESCANABA — Paul Robert Bruce, age 70, of Danforth, passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 19, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Paul was born Sept. 1, 1949, in Escanaba, the son of John Robert Milton and Loraine (Bergeon) Bruce. He was raised in Bark River on his family’s ...

Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman

ESCANABA — Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Survivors include her husband, William. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Norman G. Arntzen and Andrew H. Arntzen

ESCANABA — The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Memorial services for Norman and Andrew will follow at 11 a.m., Friday, with Rev. Dennis Meyette officiating. At the conclusion of the services, Norman ...

Gerald Hampton

GLADSTONE — Gerald Hampton, age 72, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home Tuesday night, June 23, 2020. His loving wife Sally is listed among the surviving family. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family ...

Evelyn Mae Hynes-Gould

ESCANABA — Evelyn Mae Hynes-Gould, age 92, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, June 20, 2020 at her apartment in Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on March 29, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Elmer and Belle (Kirkpatrick) Champion. Mae lived in Escanaba most of her ...

Scott Gerald Vallier

GLADSTONE — Scott Gerald Vallier, age 58, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Scott was born on June 18, 1961 in Escanaba, the son of Gerald and Maxine (Kalishek) Vallier. Scott graduated from ­Gladstone High School in 1979, where he ...