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Obituaries

Loretta C. Iverson

ESCANABA — Loretta C. Iverson, 91, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. She was born April 12, 1926, in Flat Rock, the daughter of John and Clara (Desotelle) LaFave. T he former Loretta LaFave married Monrad Iverson on July 3, ...

Gordon Paul Roberts

ESCANABA — Gordon Paul Roberts, 79, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018, 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.

Terry Lee Schumann

FORD RIVER — Terry Lee Schumann, of Escanaba (Ford River), went to be with his Heavenly Father God, and his earthly father Duane, on Saturday, May 12, surrounded by loving family. Terry was born to Duane and Dona (Watros) Schumann on May 7, 1955, in Austin, Minn. He graduated from LeRoy ...

Elaine Marie Anderson Faltersack

ESCANABA — Elaine Marie Anderson Faltersack, 84, went to her heavenly home March 12, 2018, at their winter home in Arizona. Born and raised in Escanaba, Mich., she was a 1952 Escanaba High School graduate. Elaine continued her education at NMU, receiving her teaching degree in home economics. ...

Mary ‘Elaine’ Gareau

GLADSTONE — Mary “Elaine” Gareau, 80, of 4652 County 416 Road, Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, May 14, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Greenville, Wis., following a brief illness. Her husband, Joseph, is listed among the survivors. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at ...

Leroy James Brazeau

GLADSTONE — Leroy James Brazeau, 71, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday evening, May 12, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. His wife, Judy, is listed among the surviving family. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. ...

Lloyd J. Abba

ESCANABA — Lloyd J. Abba, 88, formerly of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Among survivors is his son, Jon Abba of Marquette.In keeping with Lloyd’s wishes, no services will be held. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting ...

Leroy Brazeau

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Leroy Brazeau, 71, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. His wife, Judy Brazeau, is listed among the surviving family. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Terry Schumann

FORD RIVER, Mich. — Terry Schumann, 63, of Ford River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday evening, May 12, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Services are pending and will be announced in a forthcoming obituary. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Alta Almeda Babbitt

GRAYLING, Mich. — Alta Almeda Babbitt, 88, of Grayling and long-time resident of Escanaba, passed away on March 18, 2018. Alta was born on Oct. 29, 1929, in Flushing, Mich. She married David Bruce Babbitt on Aug. 26, 1967. Alta was an active and involved member of Blessed Hope Baptist ...

Fred Cavill

ESCANABA — Fred ­Cavill, 69, of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at UP Health System – Marquette of an apparent heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Donna. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Cavill ...

Constance Ann Richie

ESCANABA — Constance Ann Richie, 62, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday ­morning, May 10, 2018, at her home in Escanaba. Private funeral services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Richie family and online condolences can be ...

Dorothy E. Cherne

ROCK — Dorothy E. Cherne, 91, of Rock, passed away Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. She was born on Oct. 22, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Elaine (Jelen) Tichy. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Steinmetz High School ...

Dennis ‘Deno’ L. Chartier

POWERS — Dennis “Deno” L. Chartier, 60, of Powers, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 12, 1957, in Escanaba to Genevieve (Ponegalek) and the late Leon Chartier. On Aug. 25, 2001, he married the former Danielle “Nell” ...

Constance Ann Richie

ESCANABA — Constance Ann Richie, 62, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, at her home in Escanaba. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Arthur ‘Art’ J. DeGrand

ESCANABA — Arthur “Art” J. DeGrand, 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Escanaba on Dec. 7, 1927, the son of John and Sylvia (Duchaine) DeGrand. He was a life-long resident of Escanaba. Art attended St. Anne’s Grade School ...

Cynthia A. Hartman

HOWARDS GROVE, Wis. — Cynthia A. Hartman, 59, of Howards Grove, died on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her home after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Escanaba on March 5, 1959, the daughter of the late Edward and Marcella Winter Thompson. She was united in marriage to ...

Bernice ‘Bee’ Berish

ESCANABA — Bernice “Bee” Berish, 92, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowac, Wis. Bee was born in Schaffer, Mich., on July 13, 1925, daughter of Stanley and Mary (Olszowski) Hojnacki. She was raised in Schaffer and graduated from Escanaba ...

Luella T. Sharkey

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Luella T. Sharkey, 92, of Milwaukee and formerly of Perkins, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, at the Clifden Court Assisted Living Facility in Greendale, Wis. Luella was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Perkins, the daughter of Napolean and Delia (Beauchamp) Sharkey. ...

Arthur ‘Art’ J. DeGrand

ESCANABA — Arthur “Art” J. DeGrand, 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at home following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 14, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. ...