Obituaries

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 ...

Stephen Robert Makosky

BARK RIVER, Mich. — Stephen Robert Makosky, 68, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born in Escanaba on Jan. 3, 1951, the son of Lawrence and Shirley “Billie Ann” (Perryman) Makosky. He was a 1969 graduate ...

James K. Provo

ESCANABA — James K. Provo, 70, of 1612 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at home surrounded by family, following a two-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 24, 1948, in Escanaba, the son of Ovid and Ethel (Hill) Provo. James was raised in Escanaba ...

Marvin John Ray

BARK RIVER — Marvin John Ray, 96, peacefully went to be with his Savior and Lord on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019. Born in Carney to John and Violet Ray on Oct. 30, 1922, Marvin was one of six children — Robert, Kenneth, Majorie, Clarence and Beverly — all who have preceded him in death ...

Barbara Ann Godfrey

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Barbara Ann Godfrey, 56, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Gladstone. Barb was born in Warsaw, Ind., on July 31, 1962. She was raised, graduated and spent her entire life in Gladstone. Barb enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, caring for her pets, ...

Margaret M. Evans

RAPID RIVER — Margaret M. Evans, 94, of Rapid River, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Margaret was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Marinette, Wis., the daughter of William and Hilma (Backman) Bauers. As a young woman she was a teacher at the ...

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 was born on May 29, 1940, in Escanaba, son of William and Marie (Boucher) Martinson. John was a lifelong ...

Barbara Ann Godfrey

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Barbara Ann Godfrey, 56, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Gladstone. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post 71 to celebrate the life of Barbara Ann Godfrey. The ...

Rev. Erik D. Heskin

ESCANABA — Rev. Erik D. Heskin, 46, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, at the Bethany Lutheran Church Parsonage in Escanaba, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation is being planned for Wednesday, May 8, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba with funeral ...

Stephen Robert Makosky

BARK RIVER, Mich. — Stephen Robert Makosky, 68, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. His wife, Wanda, is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family ...

James K. Provo

ESCANABA — James K. Provo, 70, of 1612 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of James will ...

Marvin Ray

BARK RIVER — Marvin Ray, 96, of Bark River, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bark River Bible Church. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Bradley Cochrane ...

Helene ‘Cookie’ Torrence (Corcoran)

WAUPACA, Wis. — Helene ‘Cookie’ Torrence (Corcoran), 76, formerly of Escanaba, passed away April 12, 2019, in Waupaca, Wis. Helene graduated from Escanaba Senior High School as valedictorian of her class and then the University of Michigan with honors. Prior to her retirement she was ...