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Obituaries

Lester F. Johnson

ESCANABA — Lester F. Johnson, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis. Lester was born in Allenville, Mich., on April 24, 1942, the son of the late James and Irene (Wiggins) Johnson. After graduating from high school in 1961, Lester ...

Pat Cole

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pat Cole, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at The Church on Northland, 5200 Northland Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, with a ...

Paul Carlson Jr.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Carlson Jr., 85, of Noblesville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind. He was born on Jan. 28, 1933, to Paul and Ellen (Peterson) Carlson, who were Escanaba residents. Paul proudly served in the United States Army. He ...

Michael A. ‘Hootie’ ‘Mike’ Swille

ESCANABA — Michael A. “Hootie” “Mike” Swille, 57, of Escanaba, passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Among survivors are his wife, Wendy, of Escanaba; daughters, Sarah Racicot of Escanaba and Melissa Swill of Gladstone; and his mother, Mary Swille of Escanaba. The ...

Lester F. Johnson

ESCANABA — Lester F. Johnson, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, in King, Wis. Lester was born in Allenville, Mich., on April 24, 1942, the son of the late James and Irene (Wiggins) Johnson. After graduating from high school in 1961, Lester ...

Mary Christine ‘Chris’ Ziems

GLADSTONE — Mary Christine "Chris" Ziems, 86, of Gladstone, died at her home Nov. 7, 2018 after a life blessed with quality and quantity. She was born Dec. 19, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Robert and Ola Mae (Tillery) Brown. Chris was raised in Chicago, graduated from North Park ...

Robert ‘Bob’ C. Schrader

MARINETTE — Robert "Bob" C. Schrader, 86, peacefully passed away, surrounded by family, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Bob was born on April 14, 1932, in Escanaba, the son of Eleanor and Clarence Schrader. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy for four ...

Delia A. Kleikamp

WILSON — Delia A. Kleikamp, 95, of Wilson, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers with loving family by her side. She was born on March 31, 1923, in Rosiere, Wis., the daughter of the late Constant and Matilda (Fabry) Monfils. On Feb. 7, 1945 ...

Raymond I. Vincent

GLADSTONE — Raymond I. Vincent, 92, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at the Christian Park Center in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 ...

Doris Bernice Rasmusson

GLADSTONE — Doris Bernice Rasmusson, age 79, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Doris was born Aug. 6, 1939 in Escanaba, the daughter of John and Nettie (Dean) Seidl. She was united in marriage to Vernon Rasmusson Sr. on Sept. ...

Paul Carlson Jr.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Carlson Jr., 85, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind. Burial is being planned in the Lakeview Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Carlson family and online condolences can be ...

David A. Frizzell

CORNELL — David A. Frizzell, age 79, of Cornell, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home For Veterans. David was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Escanaba, the son of Alvin and Ida (O'Connor) Frizzell. Dave, as he liked to be known, was a loving and devoted husband ...

Matthew Charles Houle

GLADSTONE — Matthew Charles Houle, known to many as "Coach," age 57, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at his home. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Gladstone High School Auditorium. Vigil prayers will conclude ...

Jean Marie Dubord

ESCANABA — Jean Marie Dubord, 83, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at her home surrounded by family following a long battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in Gladstone, Mich., the third of seven daughters born to Irvin and Lydia (Seely) MacKenzie. The former Jean ...

Mary Beth Helgemo

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Mary Beth Helgemo, 58, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at her home. Mary Beth was born June 26, 1960, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Perry and Bonnie (Ayotte). Mary Beth grew up in Rapid River and was a 1979 graduate of Rapid River High School. ...

David Frizzell

GLADSTONE, Mich. — David Frizzell, 81, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home For Veterans in Marquette. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the ...

Matthew Charles Houle

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Matthew Charles Houle, known to many as “Coach”, age 57, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his home. He was born in Escanaba, Mich., to Irving C Houle and Gail (LaChapelle) Houle on Feb. 15,1961, where he lived until he graduated in 1979. ...

Paul Carlson Jr.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Paul Carlson Jr., 85, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Noblesville, Ind. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Kathryn Bernice Rocker

POWERS — Kathryn (Kakie) Rocker, 93, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 28, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Born in Detroit, Jan. 18, 1925, to Morris and Bertha Brew, raised on a farm in Romeo, Mich. with her three sisters, Sally, Joann, and Suzan. United in marriage ...

Mary Louise Baldwin

KIPLING — Mary Louise Baldwin, age 100, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2018, at The Villa at the Bay in Petoskey, Mich. She was born Feb. 5, 1918 to Rose and Raymond Rivers of Garden. She married Glen Baldwin in 1938 and they made their home in Kipling. Glen preceded her in ...