Obituaries

John L. ‘Marty’ Martinson

ESCANABA — John L. “Marty” Martinson, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2019, at his home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Lois, of Escanaba. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the ...

Harriet G. Nelson

GLADSTONE — Harriet G. Nelson, 81, of 7015 County 426 Road, Gladstone, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wells. Funeral services celebrating the life of ...

Marvin Raphael Pouliot

GLADSTONE — Marvin Raphael Pouliot, 96, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated ...

Audrey King Roberts

ESCANABA — Audrey King Roberts, 94, of Escanaba, passed away Friday morning, May 10, 2019, at home surrounded by family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Friday, May 17. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the family and ...

Robert Ellsworth Branam

APPLETON, Wis. — Robert Ellsworth Branam, 88, of Appleton, Wis., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Green Bay Health Services, Green Bay, Wis., with his son Robert Jr. by his side following a courageous battle with cancer. Robert (Bob) was born April 16, 1931, in Kingsford, Mich., the ...

Ricky Lee Laukkanen

SEATTLE, Wash. — Ricky Lee Laukkanen, 53, of Seattle, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home in Seattle. He was born on July 4, 1965 in Marquette, Mich. to Sandra and Bill Laukkanen. Ricky grew up in Chatham, Mich. and graduated from Eben High School. He ...

Marvin Raphael Pouliot

GLADSTONE — Marvin Raphael Pouliot, age 96, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Marvin was born on July 23, 1922 in Escanaba, the son of Arthur and Irene (Burgo) Pouliot. He grew up in Escanaba and attended St. Joseph Catholic ...

Paul ‘Grandpa Camo’ Gerard

HOUGHTON — Paul "Grandpa Camo" Gerard, of Houghton and formerly of Gladstone, passed peacefully from life on earth to life eternal in Hancock Saturday, May 4, 2019. He was 72 years old. Paul Francis Gerard was born in Hancock Sept. 11, 1946, to Nick and Rachel Gerard of L'Anse where he grew ...

Audrey King Roberts

ESCANABA — Audrey King Roberts, age 94, of Escanaba, passed away Friday morning, May 10, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Bradley C. Morrison

ESCANABA — Bradley C. Morrison, 71, of Escanaba, passed away on April 24, 2019, at his home. No services will be held. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Morrison family.

Marvin Raphael Pouliot

GLADSTONE — Marvin Raphael Pouliot, 96, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ...

Verna Mae (Harrison) Anderson

GLADSTONE — The sun parted the clouds May 2, 2019, just as Verna Mae (Harrison) Anderson 70, of Gladstone passed away peacefully, at home, with her loving husband Lee and sister Marilyn at her side. Her courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis and a virulent Melanoma behind her, the journey ...

Duaine N. La Palm

TWO RIVERS Wis. — Duaine N. La Palm, 74, resident of Two Rivers, Wis, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, after multiple health issues, with family at his side. Duaine was born in Escanaba on May 27, 1944, to Norman and Lorraine (LaFave) La Palm. He attended Holy Name High School in Escanaba ...

Douglas ‘Doug’ D. Dumas

GLADSTONE — Douglas “Doug” D. Dumas, 76, Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home. He was born on April 2, 1942, in Gary, Ill., son of the late Willis and Elsie (Vandeville) Dumas. A gathering to celebrate the life of Douglas Dumas will be held on Monday, May 13, ...

Marvin R. Pouliot

GLADSTONE — Marvin R. Pouliot, 96, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Alan C. Howard

ESCANABA — Crawford Funeral Home of Escanaba has announced that Alan C. Howard, 74, of 1322 N. 16th St., Escanaba, winged his way to heaven, he hoped, on May 6, 2019, at the Christian Park Health Care Center. He was the son of Edmund and Esther (Watrous) Howard and grew up in Traverse ...

David C. Tebear

WILSON — David C. Tebear, 54, of Wilson, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Beacon Home at Saunders Point in Gladstone. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, MI 49829 to assist ...

Verna Mae (Harrison) Anderson

GLADSTONE — The sun parted the clouds May 2, 2019, just as Verna Mae (Harrison) Anderson, 70, of Gladstone passed away peacefully, at home, with her loving husband Lee and sister Marilyn at her side. Her courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis and a virulent Melanoma behind her, the journey ...

Carol Ann McDonnell

ESCANABA — Carol Ann McDonnell, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, surrounded by her family. Carol was born June 26, 1940, in Escanaba, the daughter of Wilfred and Natalie (Trombley) Vachon. She graduated from Escanaba High School ...

Rev. Erik Douglas Heskin

ESCANABA — Rev. Erik Douglas Heskin, 46, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, May 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Erik was born in Farmington, N.M. to Pastor Edward Douglas and Diane (Gerrish) Heskin on May 9, 1972, while they served at the Navajo Lutheran ...