Obituaries

Walter ‘Wally Bear’ B. Meshigaud

HANNAHVILLE — Walter “Wally Bear” B. Meshigaud, 76 of Hannahville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2019 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Wally was born in Hannahville on Nov. 9, 1942, son of Harry and Evelyn (Curtis) Meshigaud. He was a life-long resident of Hannahville and graduated ...

Steve Lippens

GLADSTONE — Steve Lippens, age 62, of Gladstone passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at home with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. For additional information or to leave the family a message of ...

Doris ‘Toodie’ Carlson

ROCK — Doris "Toodie" Carlson, age 93, of Rock passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the UP Health System in Marquette. Toodie was born Aug. 19, 1925 at her Grandma LaBumbard's house in Rapid River. She is the daughter of Joseph and Stella (Lafave) LaBumbard. She began working at ...

Walter ‘Wally Bear’ B. Meshigaud

HANNAHVILLE — Walter “Wally Bear” B. Meshigaud, 76 of Hannahville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2019 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Hannahville Community Center. The funeral service will be held on ...

Mary C. VanDrese

BIG BAY, Mich. — Graveside committal services for Mary C. VanDrese, will be held at Gardens of Rest Memorial Park in Wells on Thursday, June 20, at 1 p.m. Mrs. VanDrese, age 70, of Big Bay, entered eternal life Feb. 2, 2019 in Marquette. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation ...

David Rose

ESCANABA — David Rose, 54, of Escanaba passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Christian Park Healthcare Center, Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Barbara J. Pilon

ESCANABA — Barbara J. Pilon, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born June 10, 1944 in Escanaba, daughter of the late Jule and Mathilda (Reubens) Potvin. Barb married Gerald “Jerry” Pilon on Oct. 16, 1965. She held a variety ...

Lila Mae Grabowski

ESCANABA — Lila Mae Grabowski, 93, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, June 17, 2019 at North Woods Place in Escanaba. She was born on June 26, 1925 in Evanston, Ill., daughter of Alvin and Iva (DeCamp) Ness. She graduated from Escanaba High School, class of 1943. On Aug. 14, ...

Leon Arnold Smiltneck

GLADSTONE — Leon Arnold Smiltneck, 71, of Gladstone, died at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. While Leon’s death was sudden, he suffered from many health problems during the last 10 years of his life and narrowly ...

Sandra ‘Sandi’ Ann Dagenais

ESCANABA — Sandra “Sandi” Ann Dagenais, 73 of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning June 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. The funeral service will be on Thursday, June 27 at noon at Bethany Lutheran Church with Pastor Terry Frankenstein officiating. In lieu ...

Geraldine Ruth (Korinek) Labre

GLADSTONE — Geraldine Ruth (Korinek) Labre, 93, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at Lakeview Assisted Living on June 15 with family by her side. She was born on Sept. 3, 1925 in Menominee, the only daughter of Hilda (Swanson) and Norman Korinek. She attended Menominee High School ...

Doris ‘Toodie’ Carlson

ROCK — Doris "Toodie" Carlson, age 93, of Rock passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the UP Health System in Marquette. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. at the ...

Lila M. Grabowski

ESCANABA — Lila M. Grabowski, age 93, of Escanaba passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at North Woods Place in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or to leave the family a message ...

Richard L. ‘Rick’ Viau

ESCANABA — Richard L. "Rick" Viau, age 69, of Escanaba passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Richard was born May 18, 1950 in Escanaba, the son of Wallace and Violet (Constantineau) Viau. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from the Escanaba High School. Richard ...

Jerome L. Goc

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Jerome L. Goc, age 65, passed away in Ironwood, Mich. on Jan. 30, 2019 after long suffering from early onset Parkinson's disease. Jerome was born to the late Leonard and Elizabeth (Wegrzyn) Goc on May 2, 1953 in Chicago, Ill. Jerome, known to many as Jerry or "Ace," was ...

Sheila Faye Holmes

ARNOLD, Mich. — Sheila Faye Holmes, 69, of 37451 County Road 426, Cornell (Arnold), passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at her home in Arnold. She was born on Feb. 24, 1950, in Marquette, the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (McMaster) Whitelaw. Sheila was raised and attended school in ...

Agnes M. Pirlot

POWERS — Agnes M. Pirlot, 91, of Powers, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River with family by her side. She was born on Oct. 22, 1927, in Wilson, daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Groleau) Harris. In 1946, she married the late Gerald Pirlot ...

Betty E. Buckland Peterson Maycunich Pettersen

GLADSTONE — Betty E. Buckland Peterson Maycunich Pettersen, 90, of 2600 South Hill Road, Gladstone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at Bishop Noa Assisted Living in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 1, 1928, ...

Terri Lynn Mulhern

MANISTIQUE — Terri Lynn Mulhern, 59, of Manistique, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her home. Terri is survived by her siblings, Lorna, Mickey, Wanda, Denise, Earl, Dale, and Tanya; as well as her extended family, the loving staff of Stepping Stones in Manistique, both ...

Agnes M. Pirlot

POWERS — Agnes M. Pirlot, 91, of Powers, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.