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Obituaries

Judith ‘Judy’ Bizeau

ESCANABA — Judith “Judy” Bizeau passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at OSF St Francis Hospital in Escanaba, with her family by her side. She was born in 1941 in Escanaba, to Rudy and Betty Gafner. She graduated from Holy Name High School in 1959. Judy married Richard “ Dick” ...

Wilma M. Hosking

BARK RIVER — Wilma M. Hosking, 67, of Bark River, passed away Thursday Sept. 10, 2020 at UP Health System Marquette. She was born on Sept. 30, 1952 daughter of Arthur and Eleanor (Taylor) Tourangeau. Wilma was raised in Schaffer and graduated high school in Waukesha, Wis. On Feb. 27, ...

Lynn Marie Cartwright

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Lynn Marie Cartwright, 65, of Gladstone, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at home with her family by her side. Her loving husband Rick is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 11 ...

Gary R. Meshigaud

HANNAHVILLE — Gary R. Meshigaud, 67, of Hannahville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 21, 1953 in Escanaba, son of Peter A. and Emma R. (Keshick) Meshigaud. He was later raised by his adoptive parents Anton and Elizabeth ...

Walter R. Kahl

RAPID RIVER, Mich. — Walter R. Kahl, 15, of Rapid River, passed away Thursday morning, July 30, 2020 at his home. Walter was born March 26, 2005 in Marquette, Mich., the son of April Kahl and Justin (Andrea Smith) Nedeau. Walter attended Rapid River Area Schools where he participated and ...

Greggory A. Anderson

GLADSTONE — Greggory A. Anderson, 57, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 12, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Harold ‘Hutch’ C. Martin

VENICE, Fla. — Harold "Hutch" C. Martin (age 84) passed away on Sept. 3, 2020. He was born on July 19, 1936 to Ernest A. and Helen (nee Nelson) Martin in Escanaba. He served in the Air Force from 1954-58. Hutch then went on to study business at Western Michigan University where he met his ...

Laurel Ann Birk

March 14, 1942 to Sept. 1, 2020 MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — Laurel Ann Birk died courageously at her home in Mackinaw City, Mich. from a 2 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sept. 1, 2020 with family by her side. She was born in Escanaba on March 14, 1942. Her deceased parents were Allie ...

Lois J. Curtice

WELLS — Lois J. Curtice, age 90, of Wells, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, 2020 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. She was born on Oct. 24, 1929 in Escanaba, the daughter of Charles and Viola (Smith) Hammar. Lois was raised and attended school in Escanaba, where she was a 1948 ...

Ronald E. Hiller

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Ronald E. Hiller, of Harrison Township, age 90, passed away July 26, 2020. Beloved husband of Pat. Survived by many loving neighbors and friends as well as some extended family. Ron was proudly born in Detroit and lived in the Upper Peninsula for over 20 years. He was an ...

Wayne M. Kujala

GLADSTONE — Wayne M. Kujala, age 80, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at Christian Park in Escanaba. Services are tentatively planned for Friday, Sept.18, 2020 at Grace Church in Gladstone. A full obituary will be forthcoming. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

Wilma M. Hosking

BARK RIVER — Wilma M. Hosking, 67, of Bark River, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at UP Health System Marquette. She is survived by her husband, David. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. Burial will ...

Gary R. Meshigaud

WILSON — Gary R. Meshigaud, 67, of Wilson passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at his home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Sulene. Visitation will be on Monday, Sept.14, beginning 3 p.m. at the Hannahville Community Center. Burial will take place in ...

Nancy Ann (Oman) Holmstrom

GLADSTONE — Nancy Ann (Oman) Holmstrom has gone home to be with the Lord — Home, in the words of the song, Where I Belong. She died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at Lakeview Memory Care in Gladstone, Mich., believing, as the Apostle Paul, For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain ...

John W. Anderson

WELLS — John W. Anderson, 65, of Wells, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., following a brief illness with cancer. He was born on Feb. 9, 1955 in Marquette, Mich., son of the late Ralph and Betty (Frimodig) Anderson. On Oct. 8, 1977 he married the ...

Lois J. Curtice

WELLS — Lois J. Curtice, 90, of Wells, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, 2020 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Teresa M. Steinmaus

MARQUETTE — Teresa M. Steinmaus, 63, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Hospital.The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Steinmaus family.

Nancy Ann (Oman) Holmstrom

GLADSTONE — Nancy Ann (Oman) Holmstrom has gone home to be with the Lord — Home, in the words of the song, Where I Belong. She died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at Lakeview Memory Care in Gladstone, Mich., believing, as the Apostle Paul, For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain ...

Irwin F. Bostwick

GLADSTONE — Irwin F. Bostwick, 77, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at the Lakeview Assisted Living-Memory Care in Gladstone. Irwin was born Aug. 10, 1943 in Clarksville, Tenn., the son of Irwin and Fannie (Green) Bostwick. He graduated from Bedford High School in ...

Carol A. Lancour

ESCANABA — Carol A. Lancour, 81, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 6, 2020 at Bishop Noa Home. She was born on Oct. 9, 1938, in Escanaba, Mich., daughter of Einar and Victoria (Nelson) Beck. Carol was raised and attended school in Escanaba where she graduated with the class of ...