Obituaries

Marilyn Ann Poupore

SPALDING — Marilyn Ann Poupore, 70, of Spalding, passed away peacefully into eternal life at her home on May 23, 2019, with her family by her side. She had fought a courageous short battle with pancreatic cancer. Marilyn was born on May 4, 1949, in Escanaba Mich., the daughter of the late ...

Jackie ‘Jack’ Mitchell

GWINN, Mich. — Jackie Wayne “Jack” Mitchell, 85, of Gwinn, passed away Feb. 18, 2019, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at noon ...

Roberta (Newsy) Frances Swanson

MANISTIQUE — Roberta (Newsy) Frances Swanson, 83, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility. She was born Roberta Frances LaFoille on July 23, 1935, in Escanaba, Mich., the oldest daughter of Harry and Ruth LaFoille. She attended St. Francis de Sales School ...

Michael L. Creten

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Michael L. Creten, 90, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home. Mike was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Gladstone, Mich., the son of Paul and Lenore (VanDonsel) Creten. He graduated from Gladstone high school in 1947. ...

John Joseph Clairmont

NORTHLAND, Mich. — John Joseph Clairmont, 79, of Northland, Mich., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at U.P Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

John Michael Lyle

GLADSTONE, Mich. — John Michael Lyle, 72, of Gladstone, passed away early Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. His loving wife Gloria is listed among the surviving family. John’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 7, from 1 to 3 ...

Darrell Darwin Rajala

GLADSTONE — Darrell Darwin Rajala, 82, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Trillium House in Marquette. He was born on July 4, 1936, in Negaunee, Mich., the son of Sylvester and Laina (Pellinen) Rajala. Darrell attended school in Rock until 1950. His family then ...

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Papas

GLADSTONE — Geraldine “Gerry” Papas, 97, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Gerry was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Detroit, the only child of James and Lilley (Botterill) Sibley. She was united in marriage to Edward Papas on April 11, 1942, ...

David ‘Dave’ J. Cayer

ESCANABA — David “Dave” J. Cayer, 78, Escanaba. passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, following a lengthy illness. A memorial service to celebrate Dave Cayer’s life will be held on Saturday, June 1, a Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2401 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba. A gathering of friends ...

Bonnie Jean Doutree

GLADSTONE — Bonnie Jean Doutree, 61, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at home with her family by her side. Bonnie was born Feb. 23, 1958, in Escanaba, the daughter of Ernest and Connie (Mayotte) Bernard. She was united in marriage to Allen Doutree on May 29, 1982, at ...

Edward C. Brockman

MARQUETTE — Edward C. Brockman, 90, passed away on Sunday morning, May 26, 2019 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Stebbins family.

John Michael Lyle

GLADSTONE, Mich. — John Michael Lyle, 72, passed away early Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. His wife Gloria is listed among the surviving family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral ...

Thomas C. Perryman

POWERS — Thomas C. Perryman, 74, of Powers, passed away early Sunday morning, May 26, 2019, at OSF St Francis Hospital. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Stebbins family.

Darrell D. Rajala

GLADSTONE — Darrell D. Rajala, 82, of Gladstone, passed away at the Trillium House in Marquette. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Rock Cemetery. A complete obituary will be in Wednesday’s Daily Press. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladstone and ...

Bernard Stebbins

L’ANSE — Bernard Stebbins, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Bayside Village in L’Anse, Mich. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Stebbins family.

Dorothy I. Westerback

GLADSTONE — Dorothy I. Westerback, age 89, of 1212 Wisconsin Avenue in Gladstone, passed away Thursday morning, May 23, 2019 at U.P. Health System – Marquette, surrounded by family. She was born on March 21, 1930 in Marquette, the daughter of Jack and Inez (Wallen) Lahti. Dorothy was ...

John Joseph Clairmont

NORTHLAND, Mich. — John Joseph Clairmont, age 79, of Northland, Mich., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at U.P Health System – Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Darlene A. ‘Dar’ Higby

ESCANABA — Darlene A. “Dar” Higby, 78, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at her home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Manistique with a meal to follow at Zion Lutheran Church, 435 Oak Street.

Patricia ‘Patsy’ A. Bray

SPALDING — Patricia "Patsy" A. Bray, 86, of Spalding, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at a Hospice Center in De Pere, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be forthcoming next week. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Delta and Menominee counties are assisting ...

Marilyn Ann Poupore

SPALDING — Marilyn Ann Poupore, 70, of Spalding, passed away peacefully into eternal life at her home on May 23, 2019, with her family by her side. She fought a courageous short battle with pancreatic cancer. Among survivors is her husband, Michael. A complete obituary will be ...