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Obituaries

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 ...

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. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Leonard L. Thorsen

RAPID RIVER — Leonard L. Thorsen, 86, of Rapid River, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 3, 2020, at UP Health System - Marquette. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Joyce. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and ...

Llewellyn ‘Lew’ Mosier

ESCANABA, Mich. — Llewellyn “Lew” Mosier, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Lew was born March 23, 1937, in Escanaba, Mich., the son of Carl and Genevieve (Laundra) Mosier. He graduated from Rapid River High School. Lew ...

John S. Zar

RAPID RIVER — John S. Zar, 76, of Rapid River, passed away on Jan. 3, 2020, at his home with his loving wife, Judy, by his side. John was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Escanaba, the son of Victor and Mary (Osmak) Zar. He resided in Rapid River for most of his life and graduated from Rapid River ...

Joseph Anthony Gareau

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Joseph Anthony Gareau, of Gladstone, Mich. (Flat Rock), passed away on Dec. 30, 2019, at the age of 84. Joe was born Sept. 7, 1935, the third child of Leo and Magdalene (DeGrand) Gareau, and grew up in Flat Rock working on the family farm. Joe graduated from St. Joe’s ...

Tristan S. Graham

GLADSTONE — Tristan S. Graham, 34, of Gladstone, Mich., passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2020, following a brief illness. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Graham family. Please visit ...

Faye Arleen Holmes

GWINN — Faye Arleen Holmes, 67, of Gwinn, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at her home. She was born on Aug. 8, 1952, in Escanaba, the daughter of Charles and Almira (Roberts) Wyatt. Faye was raised in Arnold and attended Gwinn High School. The former Faye Wyatt married Robert “Bob” ...

Jane Kay Heminger

MANISTIQUE — Jane Kay Heminger, 80, of Manistique, passed away peacefully at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, following a long battle with COPD. Jane Kay was born Sept. 26, 1939, at the Shaw Hospital In Manistique, Mich., the daughter of George and Viola (Lawrence) ...

Margaret Joan ‘JoAnn’ Keskey

GREEN BAY — Margaret Joan “JoAnn” Keskey, 94, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Gladstone, Mich., passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Joan was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Newberry, Mich., to the late Arthur and Regina (Hall) Lamberg. Joan graduated from Newberry High ...

Robert M. Danforth

GLADSTONE — Robert M. Danforth, 82, formerly of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at his home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A celebration of life service for Robert will follow at 4 p.m. ...

John (Jack) E. O’Donnell

ROCKFORD, Ill. — John (Jack) E. O’Donnell, 90 of Rockford, Ill., passed away Thursday morning Jan. 2, 2020. Survivors include sons, John P. O’Donnell, Minneapolis, Bruce (Kayron) O’Donnell, San Angelo, Texas, Kenneth O’Donnell, Escanaba and Randy (Jeanne) O’Donnell, Gladstone; ...

Llewellyn ‘Lew’ Mosier

ESCANABA — Llewellyn "Lew" Mosier, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. His wife Marland is listed among the surviving family. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a ...

Mary Ellen Alanko

GLADSTONE — Mary Ellen Alanko, 86, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Escanaba, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (McCormick) Tardiff. She resided in Gladstone for most of her life and was a ...

Joseph Anthony Gareau

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Joseph Anthony Gareau, of Gladstone, Mich. (Flat Rock), passed away on Dec. 30, 2019, at the age of 84. Joe was born Sept. 7, 1935, the third child of Leo and Magdalene (DeGrand) Gareau, and grew up in Flat Rock working on the family farm. Joe graduated from St. Joe’s ...

Joelle R. Ruatti

DAYTON, Ohio — Joelle R. Ruatti, 53, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at her home of natural causes. Among survivors are her mother, Raeburn Ruatti of Escanaba. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting her family.

Margaret Joan ‘JoAnn’ Keskey

GREEN BAY — Margaret Joan “JoAnn” Keskey, 94, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Gladstone, Mich., passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Visitation will be held at Malcore Funeral Home (west), 1530 W Mason St., Green Bay, Wis., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. ...