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Obituaries

Brittney Star Davis

ESCANABA — Brittney Star Davis, 31, of Escanaba, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. For additional information or to leave the family a ...

Margaret J. Jennings

FORD RIVER — Margaret J. Jennings, 93, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Margaret will follow ...

Jane Marie Harris

OLD JOE, Ark. — Dear, sweet, Jane Marie Harris, 54, owner of “Healin’ Hollers”, Old Joe, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, due to failing health. Jane was born in Escanaba, Mich., on June 9, 1964, and graduated from Escanaba Area Public Schools in 1982. Jane is survived ...

Gerald P. ‘Jerry’ Luft

GLADSTONE — Gerald P. “Jerry” Luft, 55, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 6, 1963, in Flat Rock, son of Melvin J. and Theresa M. (Blanchette) Luft. Jerry attended ...

Shirley Mae Sanville

ESCANABA — Shirley Mae Sanville, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 19, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Wilfred and Gertrude (Holmes) Mattson of Cornell, Mich. Shirley ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Eagle

BARK RIVER — Richard “Dick” Eagle, 79, of Bark River, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Christian Park village of Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

Margaret J. Jennings

FORD RIVER — Margaret J. Jennings, 93, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

Lois E. Eis

ESCANABA — Lois E. Eis, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. ...

James ‘Jim’ F. Bouck Jr.

ESCANABA — James “Jim” F. Bouck Jr., 78, of Escanaba, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Cartersville, Ga, the son of James and Frances (Head) Bouck Sr. At 9 months old, Jim’s family relocated to Chicago, ...

Mary Ann Barbieri

VANCOUVER Wash. — Mary Ann (Viitala) Barbieri, 83, Dec. 15, 1935 to Feb. 8, 2019, passed away at home in (Salmon Creek) Vancouver, Wash. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., to Matt and Ruby Viitala. Mary Ann graduated from Escanaba High School and shortly thereafter married John Barbieri of ...

Frank Grant LaPine

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Frank Grant LaPine, born on Mackinac island on Dec. 23, 1942, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Feb 18, 2019, after a brief illness. Frank left the island to serve in the United States Army and was stationed at Rhein Mein Army base, in Germany, where he ...

John A. Fisher Jr.

ESCANABA — John A. Fisher Jr. returned to his heavenly home on Feb. 15, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. Among survivors are his wife, Judy. Visitation will be at Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, Mich., on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The Escanaba Elks ...

Gerald P. ‘Jerry’ Luft

GLADSTONE — Gerald P. “Jerry” Luft, 55, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel, 1236 Old Hwy 2 & 41, ...

William P. ‘Bill‘ Guertin

MARQUETTE, Mich. — William P. “Bill” Guertin, 71, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born April 29, 1947, in Escanaba, the son of Paul and Molly ...

Lois E. Eis

ESCANABA — Lois E. Eis, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Saturday, Feb. 23. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Eis family and online condolences can be sent ...

Margaret J. Jennings

FORD RIVER — Margaret J. Jennings, 93, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Shirley M. Sanville

ESCANABA — Shirley M. Sanville, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the ...

James Francis Rogers

ESCANABA — James Francis Rogers, better known as “Crapper”, 61 years young, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at U.P. Health System in Marquette following a massive heart attack earlier in the week.  Jim was born on March 4, 1957, in Escanaba, son of John P. and Betty M. (King) ...

Delores Mae (Laviolette) Markham

GLADSTONE — Delores Mae (Laviolette) Markham, 85, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Delores was born May 23, 1933, in Escanaba, the daughter of Leo and Helma (Holm) Laviolette. She was raised in Escanaba and graduated from St. ...

Audrey Cleary

BISMARCK N.D. — Audrey Cleary, 88 of Bismarck, N.D., died Feb. 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Care Center, Bismarck. Audrey Marie Boucher Cleary was born June 1, 1930, in Menominee Mich. the oldest of seven children to Edmund and Laura (Mushynski) Boucher of Menominee and Escanaba. She attended ...