Obituaries

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.

Genevieve E. Smoot

GLADSTONE — Genevieve E. Smoot, 92, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Genevieve was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Gladstone, the daughter of Olaf and Anna (Wahl) Augustson, she was raised in Gladstone and graduated from ...

David G. Bloom

MANISTIQUE — David G. Bloom, 85, passed away at Woodland Meadows Assisted Living in Manistique on June 11, 2019. Dave was born to Harold and Elvera (Kallrose) Bloom, May 1, 1934, in Grand Rapids, Mich. After high school, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War on the ...

Esther M. Longhurst

ESCANABA — Esther M. Longhurst, 74, of 1620 Willow Creek Road, Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, March 24, 2019, at U.P. Health System – Marquette, surrounded by family. She was born on April 9, 1944, in Escanaba, the daughter of Helmer and Edith (Lake) Nelson. Esther grew up in ...

Betty E. Pettersen

GLADSTONE — Betty E. Pettersen, 90, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at Bishop Noa Assisted Living in Escanaba surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Grace Church in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the ...

Melissa ‘Mel’ A. Denzer

VULCAN — Melissa “Mel” A. Denzer, 33, of Vulcan, Mich., passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was born on Nov. 12, 1985, in Marquette, Mich., daughter of Scott and Laureen (Poisson) Denzer. Mel graduated from North Central Area High School and went on to Ferris State ...

Arthur ‘Hans’ Schultz

POWERS — Arthur “Hans” Schultz, 60, of Powers, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1958, in Gary, Ind., to Lillian (Wencl) and the late Arthur Schultz. Hans enjoyed hunting, farming, watching football and spending time with his family, he especially ...

Betty E. Pettersen

GLADSTONE — Betty E. Pettersen, 90, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at Bishop Noa Assisted Living in Escanaba surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Genevieve E. Smoot

GLADSTONE — Genevieve E. Smoot, 92, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 5 ...

Arthur ‘Hans’ H. Schultz

POWERS — Arthur “Hans” H. Schultz, 60, of Powers, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Genevieve Smoot

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Genevieve Smoot, 92, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Smoot family. ...

Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Walkner

CORNELL — Charles E. “Chuck” Walkner, 76, of Cornell, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Chuck was born on July 9, 1942, in Mattoon, Wis., son of William and Mary (Oestreich) Walkner. He was raised in Mattoon, Wis., and graduated from Mattoon High ...

Kenneth D. Lanaville

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Kenneth D. Lanaville, 76, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Bark River, passed away on May 11, 2019, in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born on Nov. 14, 1942, in Escanaba to Mose and Lena (DeGrave) Lanaville. On April 4, 1964, Ken married Sharon L. “Sherry” Cayer at St. ...

Melissa ‘Mel’ A. Denzer

VULCAN, Mich. — Melissa "Mel" A. Denzer, 33, of Vulcan, Mich., passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo ­Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding. — — —

Sandra L. Clark

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — Sandra L. Clark, 72, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, June 6, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Escanaba, the daughter of Wallace and Kathryn (Boyle) Chroge. Sandra married the love of her life, L.J. ...

James P. Chapekis

ESCANABA — James P. Chapekis, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Born March 12, 1932, in Escanaba, Mich., to Anthony and Alice (Petropoulos) Chapekis, the youngest of seven siblings and a lifelong resident of the U.P. You may have ...