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Obituaries

David C. ‘Dave’ ‘Gilly’ Gillis

ESCANABA — David C. “ Dave” “Gilly” Gillis, 65, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 15, 1952, in a Green Bay, Wis., son of Cletus and Evelyn Gillis. Dave was raised in Green Bay until his ...

Cynthia J. Holmes

SKANDIA, Mich. — Cynthia Jane (Harbenski) Holmes went to Heaven after losing her two-year battle with cancer. On Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, Heaven gained another angel. She was born Feb. 22, 1960, to Joseph and Etheleva Harbenski and was raised in Garden. She attended school and graduated from ...

Larry M. Valind

ESCANABA — Larry M. Valind, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at his home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1942, in Escanaba, son of Albert J. and Myrtle D. (Veraghen) Valind. Larry graduated from Holy Name High School in 1960. He served in the Army from 1961 until his ...

Barbara Willis

ESCANABA, Mich. — Barbara Willis, 60, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. Barb was born May 18, 1958, in Escanaba, Mich., the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Stimicks) Willis. Barb loved going to the casino, enjoyed playing cards, and ...

Jean E. (Cretens) Fassbender

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Jean E. (Cretens) Fassbender, 82, of Marquette and formerly of Gladstone, Gwinn, and Big Bay, entered eternal life Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center where she had resided since 2009. Born July 26, 1936, in Escanaba, a daughter of Albert R. and Nancy ...

Sherry A. Peters

ESCANABA — Sherry A. Peters, 46, of 404 S. 7th St., Escanaba, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2018, at Froedart Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin surrounded by her family. She was born on June 17, 1972, in San Bernardino, Calif., the daughter of William and Ryoko ...

Joseph J. Bushey

ESCANABA — Joseph J. Bushey, 92, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors include his wife, Joyce. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will ...

David C. ‘Dave’ ‘Gilly’ Gillis

ESCANABA — David C. “Dave” “Gilly” Gillis, 65, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors include his wife, Peggy of Escanaba A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. ...

Janet Mae Shepherd

STEPHENSON — Janet Mae Shepherd, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2018, with family by her side at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson, Mich. Janet was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Munising, the daughter of Gidian and Dorothy (Heckathorn) Leiphart. She was raised in ...

Jessica Leigh Steede

CLARKSVILLE Tenn. — Memorial/Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Thomas Catholic Church for Jessica Leigh Steede, 38, who passed away on June 16, 2018, in Clarksville, Tenn., following a brief illness. Visitation will be at the church at 4 p.m. prior to mass ...

Larry M. Valind

ESCANABA — Larry M. Valind, 76, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at his home. Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church ...

Mary J. Pendergast

ESCANABA — Mary J. Pendergast, 68, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 27, 2018, at U.P. Health System – Marquette surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 29, 1949, in Escanaba, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (St. Martin) Arbour. Mary grew up in Escanaba and as a young ...

Heather L. Reyes-Crossman

WILSON — Heather L. Reyes-Crossman, 40, of Wilson, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at home following a lengthy illness of pancreatic cancer. Heather was born in Marinette, Wis., on Oct. 9, 1977, daughter of Earl and Linda (Miller) Crossman. She was raised in Menominee, Florida, and ...

Joseph Bushey

ESCANABA — Joseph Bushey, 92, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors include his wife, Joyce. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bushey family.

Larry Valind

ESCANABA — Larry Valind, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Arrangements at this time are incomplete. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Valind family.

Barbara Willis

ESCANABA, Mich. — Barbara Willis, 60, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Christian Park Healthcare Center. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. at Agape Ministries on Saturday, Oct. 6. Funeral services will follow visiting ...

Gail Ann Allen

CARNEY — Gail Ann Allen, 61, of Carney, Mich., passed away Friday Sept. 28, 2018, at U.P. Health Systems- Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will the announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

Erick H. Marcinkewciz

BIG RAPIDS — Erick H. Marcinkewciz, 46, of Big Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. He was born Aug. 21, 1972 in Escanaba, the son of Tony and Carolyn (Rice) Marcinkewciz. The family moved to Big Rapids in 1976, where Erick ...

Frank ‘Boz’ Bosanic

MANISTIQUE — Frank “Boz” Bosanic, 60, of Manistique, passed away Sept. 27, 2018 at the U.P. Health System in Marquette, Mich. surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 15, 1958 in Manistique, the son of Joseph and Clara (Gierke) Bosanic and attended St. Francis de Sales ...

Rev. William Francis Johnson

CHICAGO — Reverend William Francis Johnson went to eternal rest on Sept. 19, 2018 at his home in Chicago, Ill. William was lovingly cared for by Ethan and Eleanor. Funeral Services will be held Oct. 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Atonement, Chicago Ill. Interment of ashes will be in the ...