Obituaries

Eva M. Paquin

GLADSTONE — Eva M. Paquin, 83, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family early Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019, at her home. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are ...

James J. Seger

RAPID RIVER — James J. Seger, 78, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2019, at his home. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Betty. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Ivan Lee ‘John’ Pendergraft

ESCANABA — Ivan Lee “John” Pendergraft, 96, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019, at Christian Park Village. Arrangements are tentatively being scheduled for Friday and Saturday. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Frederick T. Aker

ESCANABA — After living with Fred for 52 years, I find it necessary to pass along the fact that he was a man of very few words who treated everyone equally. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, especially fishing and hunting, stock car races, country music and westerns. His favorite time ...

Marsha Renee Posenke

ESCANABA — Marsha Renee Posenke, 41 of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly at her home at Willow Creek Apartments on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, of natural causes. She was born in Escanaba on Nov. 29, 1977 to Renee (DeRouin) Posenke. Marsha loved going on bike rides with her mom. It was always a ...

Kari J. Peitersen

BATTLE CREEK Mich. — On July 19, 2019, Kari J. Peitersen, loving mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly after a very recent diagnosis of stage IV cancer in Battle Creek, Mich. Kari was born in Buffalo, Wyo., on Aug. 19, 1950, the fourth of Professor Dana and Helen Peitersen’s five ...

Bonnie Lou Aderman

BARK RIVER — Bonnie Lou Aderman, 73, of Bark River, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Nov. 23, 1945, in Escanaba, the daughter of Oscar and Viola (Irving) West. Bonnie grew up in Escanaba and was a member of the Escanaba ...

Leona (Towns) Becvar

GLADSTONE — Leona (Towns) Becvar, 94, passed away Monday afternoon, July 29, 2019, at her home in Gladstone. Her husband, Jerry, is listed among the surviving family. Leona’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Grace Church in Gladstone. Funeral services ...

Jon L. Saunders

ESCANABA — Jon L. Saunders, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2019, following lingering health issues. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Mich., son of Edward and Dorothy (Stralo) Saunders. Jon was raised in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School in 1952. ...

Kyle Allan Adams

ESCANABA — Kyle Adams, 28, of Escanaba, passed away July 16, 2019. Kyle served in the U.S. Navy as an engineer on ships USS Shilo and USS Antientam both stationed in Yokusuka, Japan. He is survived by his wife, Minami Adams; daughter, Hana Mau Adams of Japan; father, Marvin Adams; ...

Bonnie Lou Aderman

BARK RIVER — Bonnie Lou Aderman, 73, of Bark River, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Listed among the survivors is her husband, Gary. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of ...

Beverly June Rector

GWINN, Mich. — Beverly June Rector, 92, of 142 Elm St., Gwinn, Mich., passed away Saturday morning, July 27, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. She was born on April 9, 1927, in Niagara, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Edna (Spanton) Langager. Beverly was raised in Quinnesec, ...

Thelma E. Ferry

BARK RIVER — Thelma E. Ferry, 98, of Bark River, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, July 26, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home. She was born in the family home on July 15, 1921, in Garden, Mich., daughter of Archie and Hilma (Anderson) McDonald. She graduated from Cooks High School in 1940. ...

Jon L. Saunders

ESCANABA — Jon L. Saunders, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2019, following lingering health issues. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Mich., son of Edward and Dorothy (Strhlo) Saunders. Jon was raised in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School in 1952. ...

Beverly Rector

RAPID RIVER — Beverly Rector, 92, of Rapid River, Mich., passed away Saturday, July 27, 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.

Joseph B. ‘Butch’ Wiltzius

ESCANABA — Joseph B. “Butch” Wiltzius, 91, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Bishop Noa Home. He was born on Feb. 12, 1928 in Escanaba, son of Joseph B. and Esther (Olson) Wiltzius. Butch graduated from Escanaba High School in 1946. On June 24, 1950, Butch married ...

Carol Thoney

ALLOUEZ, Wis. — Heaven has gained a special angel with the passing of Carol Thoney. Carol Mae Thoney, 79, of Daggett, Mich., passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019, at Allouez Parkside Village in Allouez, Wis. Carol was born Nov. 27, 1939, to the late Harry and Evelyn (Nault) ...

Thelma E. Ferry

BARK RIVER — Thelma E. Ferry, 98, of Bark River, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, July 26, 2019 at Bishop Noa Home. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River. A meal will follow in the church hall. She will then ...

Jon L. Saunders

ESCANABA — Jon L. Saunders, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2019 at his home. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Saunders family.

Violet Elizabeth Christiansen

GLADSTONE — Violet Elizabeth Christiansen, age 97, of Gladstone passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba surrounded by her children. Violet was born February 15, 1922 at 1012 Michigan Avenue in Gladstone in the home that her parents, Olaf Emanuel and Anna ...