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Obituaries

Thomas I. Davis

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Thomas I. Davis, age 93, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at LakeView Assisted Living in Gladstone after a life-long career in banking and finance. Tom was born December 13, 1927 in Gladstone, the son of Shirley and Katherine (Mackin) ...

Marlaine Y. Poquette

ESCANABA — Marlaine Y. Poquette, age 60, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 18, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Funeral services are being planned for later this week. Complete arrangements will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Debra Jo Rossi

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Debra Jo Rossi - On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, Debra Jo Rossi found her wings after a courageous two year battle with melanoma. She left her loved ones to share Valentines Day with her love, Mark Rossi. Family mattered more than anything. Her love for her mother, children, ...

Howard Roy Crothers, Jr.

ESCANABA — Howard Roy Crothers, Jr., age 72, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Howard R. and Elnora (Hutchinson) Crothers, Sr. Roy was raised in the Chicago area and was a 1966 graduate of Senn High School. ...

Marlaine Y. Poquette

ESCANABA — Marlaine Y. Poquette, age 60, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 18, 2021, 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.

Janet Sue Jentes (nee Oberg)

CHICAGO — On February 5, 2021, Janet Sue Jentes (nee Oberg) brought peacefully to a close her nearly 90 years of active, adventuresome, and productive life. Jan was born in 1931 in Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the single daughter of a family of mixed Swedish and ...

Judy Lee Diehl

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Judy Lee Diehl, age 74, of Pensacola, Fla. (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Windermere Memory Care in Pensacola, Fla. after a two-year battle with dementia. She was born on Nov. 23, 1946, in Escanaba, the daughter of Jack and Gertrude (Nelson) ...

Mary Mae Grenfell

ESCANABA — Mary Mae Grenfell, 95, of Escanaba, passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at Bishop Noa Home following a lengthy battle with dementia/ Alzheimer’s disease. Mary was born, Mary Mae Gray on Oct. 10, 1925, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Phillip Vernon Gray and Edna Mae Swartz. She ...

Florence ‘Lorraine’ L. Royer

MANISTIQUE — Florence “Lorraine” L. Royer, 93, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021 at Hidden Estates Adult Foster Care Home in Manistique, Mich. Lorraine, as she liked to be called, was born in Rudyard, Mich. on March 16, 1927 and grew up in Escanaba. She worked at St. Francis ...

Agnes ‘Aggie’ V. LaVigne Gerou

DEFIANCE, Ohio — Agnes “Aggie” V. LaVigne Gerou, age 82, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Escanaba passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the home of her son, Bruce. Aggie was born November 25, 1938 in Escanaba, the daughter of Frank and Victoria (Zawacki) Sliva. Aggie was raised in ...

Judy Lee Diehl

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Judy Lee Diehl, age 74, of Pensacola, Fla. (formerly of Escanaba), passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Windermere Memory Care in Pensacola, Fla. after a two-year battle with dementia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson ...

Agnes ‘Aggie’ V. LaVigne Gerou

DEFIANCE, Ohio — Agnes “Aggie” V. LaVigne Gerou, age 82, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Escanaba passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the home of her son, Bruce. Aggie was born November 25, 1938 in Escanaba, the daughter of Frank and Victoria (Zawacki) Sliva. Aggie was raised in ...

Mary Mae Grenfell

ESCANABA — Mary Mae Grenfell, 95, of Escanaba, passed away on February 17, 2021 at Bishop Noa Home following a lengthy battle with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

Melvin L. Pohl Jr.

HERMANSVILLE — Melvin L. Pohl Jr., 58, Hermansville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his home. He was born on November 26, 1962 in Howell, Mich., son of Melvin Pohl Sr. and the late Joann (Kinsey) Pohl. Melvin had a green thumb and loved his garden, but mostly loved ...

Margaret ‘Peggy’ A. Verbrigghe

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Margaret “Peggy” A. Verbrigghe, age 78, 8177 M Lane, Gladstone (Flat Rock), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 12, 2021 at her home. Peggy was born October 14, 1942, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Elliott) Grenier. ...

Florence ‘Lorraine’ L. Royer

ESCANABA - Florence “Lorraine” L. Royer, 93, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Hidden Estates Adult Foster Care Home in Manistique, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ A. Verbrigghe

FLAT ROCK — Margaret "Peggy" A. Verbrigghe, age 78, of Flat Rock, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at her home. Her loving Husband, Francis J. Verbrigghe, is listed among the surviving family. Family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 from ...

Agnes ‘Aggie’ V. LaVigne Gerou

DEFIANCE, Ohio — Agnes "Aggie" V. LaVigne Gerou, age 82, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the home of her son, Bruce. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. ...

Hazel Olive Madalinski

WELLS – Hazel O. Madalinski, 100, of Wells, passed away on Feb. 13, 2021, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living Facility in Bark River, where she had called home since November 2014. This was just eight days short of her 101st birthday. She was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Cornell, the daughter of ...

Daniel J. Boyle

ESCANABA — Daniel J. Boyle, age 83, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 2021, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Dan was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Escanaba. He is the son of John and Frances (Burkhart), Boyle. Dan was a lifelong resident of ...