Obituaries

Francis (Frank) Kleiman

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Francis (Frank) John Kleiman, 77, of Milwaukee, Wis., beloved husband and best friend of Mary (Alberti) Kleiman for 53 years, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2018 surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved. The final member of his family of origin to ...

Shirley A. Pechous

KENOSHA, Wis. — Shirley A. Pechous, 86, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Escanaba on Dec. 15, 1931, she was the daughter of Clayton and Marian (Smith) LaLonde. Shirley earned her nursing degree from ...

Stephen J. Cummings Sr.

ESCANABA — Stephen J. Cummings Sr., 57, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Steve was born in Escanaba on Feb. 22, 1960, son of Boyd and Mildred (Levesque) Cummings. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from ...

Jeanette Marion Flath

ESCANABA — Jeanette Marion Flath, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2018, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. She was born on July 26, 1927, the daughter of Wallace and Lula Belle (Moore) Starrine. Jeanette grew up in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High ...

Robert J. ‘John’ Getzloff

WILSON — Robert J. “John” Getzloff, 80, of Wilson, passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 29, 2018, with his family by his side at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. John was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in Harris, Mich., the son of Art and Edna (VanEnkevort) Getzloff. He grew up in ...

Dr. Gregory Lance Evensen

CRYSTAL FALLS — Dr. Gregory Lance Evensen, 67, of Mastodon Township/Crystal Falls, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Florence Health Services. Greg was born in DeKalb, IL on March 10, 1950 the son of Robert and Elizabeth "Betty" (Edwards) Evensen. Due to his ...

Gregory ‘Greg’ Allen LeBoeuf

SPALDING — Gregory “Greg” Allen LeBoeuf, 47, of Spalding, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on Jan. 15, 1971, in Norway, Mich., the son of Eleanor (Meiner) LeBoeuf and the late Donald LeBoeuf. Greg had ...

Michael J. Sundell

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michael James Sundell, 61, of Sands Township, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. He was born Aug. 19, 1956, in Negaunee, a son of the late Donald and Delores (Ribardy) Sundell. He was a 1974 graduate of Negaunee High School, ...

Steven J. Cummings Sr.

ESCANABA — Steven J. Cummings Sr., 57, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Steve was born in Escanaba on Feb. 22, 1960, son of Boyd and Mildred (Levesque) Cummings. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from ...

Mattie Elizabeth Strauss

HERMANSVILLE — Mattie Elizabeth Strauss, 95, of Hermansville, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at ManorCare of Kingsford, Mich. She was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Mountain Park, Okla., to the late W.B. ”William” and Carrie (Parsons) Boman. She attended school there and graduated ...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Sweitzer

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Lawrence “Larry” Sweitzer, 60, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Larry was born Aug. 18, 1957, in Dearborn, Mich., the son of Robert and Gerda (Johnson) Sweitzer. Larry married Patricia Lane on Oct. 17, 1988, in ...

Jeanette M. Flath

ESCANABA — Jeanette M. Flath, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2018, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Robert J. ‘John’ Getzloff

WILSON — Robert J. “John” Getzloff, 80, of Wilson, passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 29, 2018, with his family by his side at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Among survivors include his wife, Wanda. Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ...

Gregory ‘Greg’ Allen LeBoeuf

SPALDING — Gregory “Greg” Allen LeBoeuf, 47, of Spalding, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Nancy Ann Benson

CARNEY — Nancy Ann Benson, 59, of Carney, Mich., passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, surrounded by her family. Nancy Ann Janofski was born on Sept. 18, 1958, in Menominee, Mich., to Fred and Arlene (DeGrave) Janofski. She worked as a department manager for the Department of Mental Health ...

Donna Jean ‘DJ’ Elliott

BRAMPTON, Mich. — Donna Jean “DJ” Elliott, 91. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, heaven gained an angel when Donna unexpectedly passed away surrounded by family at Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette following complications of a heart attack. Donna Jean Alexander was born on May 21, 1926, ...

Stephen J. Cummings Sr.

ESCANABA — Stephen J. Cummings Sr., 57, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. A memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at Escanaba Free Lutheran Church, 502 S. 12th St., Escanaba. A complete ...

Gloria B. Greene

HERMANSVILLE — Gloria B. Greene, 92, Hermansville, formerly of Detroit, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Janet M. Nelson

ESCANABA — Janet M. Nelson, 74, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

George T. ‘Terry’ LaJoie

POWERS — George T. “Terry” LaJoie, 70, of Powers, passed away at home early Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. George was born in Sault Ste. Marie on April 25, 1947, son of George and Earla (Hart) LaJoie. He was raised in Pickford, Mich., and graduated from ...