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Obituaries

Kermit Vernon Johnson

ESCANABA — Kermit Vernon Johnson, 96, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 3, 1923, to the late Charles and Thea Mae (Moe) Johnson and was a life-long resident of the Ford River and Escanaba area. Kermit ...

Dixie Neddow

MANISTIQUE — Long-time resident Dixie Neddow, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Gladstone at the home of her daughter surrounded by loving family. Dixie was born on June 26, 1933 in Manistique, the daughter of Willard and Grace (MacGregor) Garvin. Dixie attended and graduated from ...

Emily J. Wells

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.— Emily J. Wells, 88, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., formerly of Stonington, passed away early Thursday morning Feb. 14, 2019, at her home in Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation for Emily will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Trinity ...

Michael D. ‘Mike’ Gardipee

BARK RIVER — Michael D. “Mike” Gardipee, 65 of Bark River, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at his home. Mike was born in Green Bay on April 5, 1953, son of Carlton and Elaine (Southerland) Gardipee. He was raised in Green Bay and graduated from Southwest High School in 1972. Since ...

Marie Lucarne Lundi

ESCANABA — Marie Lucarne Lundi, 64, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Matthew Edward Nelson

MANISTIQUE — Matthew Edward Nelson, 51, of Manistique, Mich., passed away after a battle with cancer, March 6, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation to honor Matt’s life will be held on Friday, March 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ...

Kermit Vernon Johnson

ESCANABA — Kermit Vernon Johnson, 96, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Saturday, March 16. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Johnson family and online ...

Ethel Jean LaCarte

GLADSTONE — Ethel Jean LaCarte, 64, of Gladstone, went to Heaven the morning of Saturday, March 9, 2019 at UP Health System – Marquette, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on Aug. 1,1954, in Escanaba, the daughter of Carl and Ethel (Goodnough) Anderson. Ethel grew up in ...

Irene Marie Barron

GLADSTONE — Irene Marie Barron, 88, of Gladstone, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Irene was born Aug. 17, 1930, in St. Nicholas, the daughter of Adolph and Sibella (LaFaut) Lippens. She was united in marriage to Daniel ...

Carol Ann Cole

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Carol Ann Cole, 73, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, at U.P. Health System in Marquette. Carol was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of William and Lucille (Sabinash) Wiza. She was raised in Milwaukee until the age of 16 and then ...

Deborah (Chuman) Russell

LODI Wis. — Deborah (Chuman) Russell, 55, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2019, at her home in Lodi, Wis. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 7, 1963, and grew up in Chicago, Trenary, and Gladstone. Debbie will be remembered by those who loved her as someone who cared deeply ...

Ethel Jean LaCarte

GLADSTONE — Ethel Jean LaCarte, 64, of Gladstone (Bay View), went to Heaven the morning of Saturday, March 9, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette, surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral ...

Russell A. Kanerva

MARQUETTE — Russell A. Kanerva, 94, of Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at U.P. Health System Marquette. Russell was born in Gwinn on April 24, 1924, to the late John and Hulda (Murtomaki) Kanerva. He was a graduate of Gwinn High School and was a Navy veteran of World ...

Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sundstrom

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sundstrom, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living Facility in Gladstone. Joan was born on Oct. 22, 1935, in Escanaba, the only daughter of the late John and Marcella (Breault) Skradski. She was raised ...

Michael D. Gardipee

BARK RIVER — Michael D. Gardipee, 65, of Bark River, passed away on Friday evening, March 8, 2019 at his home. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Gardipee family.

Ethel Jean LaCarte

GLADSTONE — Ethel Jean LaCarte, 64, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at UP Health System - Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Dorothy Marie (Waeghe) Srock

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Dorothy Marie (Waeghe) Srock, 85, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Her husband Thomas preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2007. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of ...

Betty Jean Marie Young

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Betty Jean Marie Young, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Murray’s Assisted Living Facility in Gladstone. Betty was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Escanaba, the daughter of Paul and Genevieve (Mannabach) Waeghe. She was raised in Escanaba and graduated from ...

Ruby M. Peterson

WELLS — Ruby M. Peterson, 97, of Wells, passed away Thursday morning, March 7, at Christian Park Center. She was born on July 27, 1921, in Nahma, daughter of Herman and Daisy (Boursaw) Bramer. Ruby was raised in Nahma and graduated from F.W. Good High School. She attended Loyola University ...

Robert L. Britton

GLADSTONE — Robert L. Britton, 58, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home in Gladstone. Bobs gentle heart, huge smile and boisterous laughter will be missed by many. He was loved by many. Bob was born on Oct. 26, 1960, in Norway, Mich., the son of Richard F. and Janice (Fleetwood) ...