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Obituaries

Earl R. Savola

GWINN, Mich. — Earl Robert Savola, 76, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 18, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while under the loving care of family and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. He was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Escanaba, a son of the late ...

Terry Jean Kidd

FLAT ROCK — Terry Jean Kidd, 60, of Gladstone (Flat Rock), passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1959, in Escanaba, the daughter of Robert and Lois (Sodermark) Curran. Terry was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1977. She ...

Bernice Evelyn Marshall

GLADSTONE — Bernice Evelyn Marshall, 96, of 422 Montana, Gladstone, died Dec. 29, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was a resident. Bernice was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Escanaba, the daughter of Ralph and Clara Skoog. She was raised in Escanaba and was a 1941 graduate of ...

Ruth M. Holmquist

RAPID RIVER — Ruth M. Holmquist, 96, of Rapid River, died on Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Mich. Ruth, the daughter of Victor and Hilja (Tuomi) Niemi, was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in North Delta County at the home where she lived her entire ...

Theresa B. Tyra

BARK RIVER — Theresa B. Tyra, 85, of Bark River, passed away early Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. A committal service will take place on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. Entombment will ...

Robert Max Danforth

GLADSTONE — After a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Robert Max Danforth, 82, formerly of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, surrounded by his proud and loving blended family; his daughters, grandchildren, caregivers, and his dear friend, Jimmy. Robert ...

Helen M. St. Vincent

ESCANABA — Helen M. St. Vincent, 96, Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home with family by her side. She was born on May 6, 1923, in Escanaba, daughter of the late Jerry and Anna (Vinette) Jerow. On March 14, 1946, she married the late Raymond A. St. Vincent in Gwinn, ...

Phyllis Frankovich

MANISTIQUE — Phyllis Frankovich died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. Phyllis was born on March 21, 1934, in Manistique, Mich., to parents, Ruby (nee Morden) and Fred Hastings. In the summer of 1949 Phyllis met a young man who ...

Shirley Johnson

FOSTER CITY — Shirley Ann Johnson, 83, passed from this world into her heavenly home on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain, Mich. Shirley was born in Escanaba on Jan. 31, 1936, the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Robinette of Hardwood. Shirley was ...

Shirley Johnson

FOSTER CITY- Shirley A. Johnson, 83, of Foster City, passed on to eternal life Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Llewellyn ‘Lew’ Mosier

ESCANABA — Llewellyn “Lew” Mosier, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military honors will be ...

Clinton ‘Chin’ J. Plouff

CORNELL — Clinton “Chin” J. Plouff, 85, of Cornell, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Memorial services are being planned for the summer of 2020. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting ...

Helen M. St. Vincent

ESCANABA — Helen M. St. Vincent, 96, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home with family by her side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Tom K. Way

WELLS — Tom K. Way, 87, of Wells, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 10, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military honors will be presented at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian ...

Terry Jean Kidd

FLAT ROCK — Terry Jean Kidd, 60, of Gladstone (Flat Rock), passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A celebration of Terry’s life will follow at 4 p.m. Thursday in the ...

Leonard L. Thorsen

RAPID RIVER — Leonard L. Thorsen, 86, of Rapid River, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 3, 2020, at UP Health System - Marquette. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Leonard will ...

Rev. Msgr. Timothy H. Desrochers

ESCANABA, Mich. — Rev. Msgr. Timothy Haydon Desrochers, 81, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. He was born on Aug. 14, 1938, in Marquette, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Haydon) Desrochers. Msgr. Desrochers attended St. ...

Ruth M. Holmquist

RAPID RIVER — Ruth M. Holmquist, 96, of Rapid River, died on Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Mich. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 10439 Wisconsin Ave., Rapid River, Visiting time with family and ...

Janet L. Holtien

ESCANABA — Janet L. Holtien, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Al Holtien, on April 16, 2011. Among survivors include her two children, Kent Holtien and ...

Terry Jean Kidd

FLAT ROCK — Terry Jean Kidd, 60, of Gladstone (Flat Rock), passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home. Listed among the survivors is her husband, Peter Kidd; and son, Robert Kidd. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral ...