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Obituaries

Joyce M. Anderson

ROCK — Joyce M. ­Anderson, 81, former Rock resident passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where she had resided since this past April. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2020 in Rock with the date and time to be announced ...

Gideon ‘Bud’ R. Stegath Jr.

ESCANABA — Gideon “Bud” R. Stegath Jr., 95, of Escanaba, passed away ­Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the Oscar Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting ...

Janet Francis Barbeaux

DETOUR VILLAGE, Mich. — Janet Francis Barbeaux (nee Coloumbe), 72, passed peacefully at home Oct. 14, 2019, after a long illness. She was a good woman, a good mother, a good friend, and a soul that will be greatly missed by many. Janet was born on March 15, 1947, to Jean Paul and Francis ...

Betty Lu Whitney Downing

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Betty Lu Whitney Downing, 96, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2019, at Pruneridge Residential Care Home in San Jose, Calif. Betty was born Betty Lu Anderson on Oct. 9, 1922, in Wells, Mich., to Harry Bostrum Anderson and Bernice Grace (Moore) Anderson. She was the ...

Thomas L. Norkooli

ROCK — Thomas L. Norkooli, 64, of Rock, passed away at home unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family to establish ...

Philip James ‘Phil’ Norman

BARK RIVER — Philip James “Phil” Norman, 65, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, 2019. Among survivors is his wife, Melissa. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River. The ...

Kenneth LeBoeuf

POWERS — Kenneth LeBoeuf, 91, of Powers, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Jesse Joseph McMillan

ESCANABA — Jesse Joseph McMillan, 39, formerly of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at his home in Marquette. Jesse was born in Escanaba on March 7, 1980, son of Tracy (Abb) Tryan. He was lovingly raised by Tracy and his stepfather, John Tryan. He attended school in ...

Thomas L. Norkooli

ROCK, Mich. — Thomas L. Norkooli, 64, of Rock, passed away at home unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tom was born Dec. 31, 1954, in Escanaba, Mich., the son of Arne and Veronica “Honey” (Huff) Norkooli. A 1973 graduate of Rock High School, Tom continued his education first at Bay ...

Joan M. Boucher

ESCANABA — Joan M. Boucher, 92, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was born on Nov. 19, 1926, in Marinette, daughter of Frank and Rozella (Stoveken) Noskey. Joan was raised in Pembine and Gladstone. She graduated from Gladstone High School ...

Tom Marshall Judson III

ESCANABA — Tom Marshall Judson III, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 11, 2019, of natural causes with his hunting boots on. He was born on Dec. 14, 1935, in Escanaba, the son of Tom Marshall and Gertrude (Morey) Judson II. Tom was raised in Escanaba and was a member of the ...

Mildred ‘Midge’ Bizeau

GLADSTONE — Mildred “Midge” Bizeau, 88, of Gladstone passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Mildred was born on April 18, 1931, in, Niagara, Wis., the daughter of George and Madeline (McKnight) Moreau. She spent most of her life in Gladstone, and met ...

Ronald ‘Ron’ M. Hughes

ESCANABA — Ronald “Ron” M. Hughes, 60, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, while working in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ron was born at St. Francis Hospital on April 18, 1959. He was the seventh of 10 children and grew up in the small town of Gladstone, where he ...

Hazel Gillis

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Hazel Gillis, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully in the arms of her girls, Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home. Our sweet Hazel, we will miss you. We will keep you in our hearts forever. Hazel Ruth Pepin, the daughter of Antoine and Eva (Fournier) ...

Joan M. Boucher

ESCANABA — Joan M. Boucher, 92, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Deacon Terry ...

Ronald ‘Ron’ Hughes

ESCANABA — Ronald “Ron” Hughes, 60, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, as a result of a car/pedestrian accident while he was working in Grand Rapids. Among survivors include his wife, Cory. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will ...

Thomas L. Norkooli

ROCK, Mich. — Thomas L. Norkooli, 64, of Rock, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the ...

Tom Marshall Judson III

ESCANABA — Tom Marshall Judson III, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 11, 2019, of natural causes with his hunting boots on. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated ...

Hazel Ruth Gillis

GLADSTONE — Hazel Ruth Gillis of Gladstone passed away peacefully in the arms of her girls, Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home. Our sweet Hazel, we will miss you. We will keep you in our hearts forever. Hazel was born April 25,1926 in Rapid River, the daughter of ...