Obituaries

Antone ‘Tony’ N. Clark

ESCANABA — Antone “Tony” N. Clark, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, at his home following a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Escanaba, son to Matt and Rose (Scribbling) Clark. Tony served in the Air Force from 1952 until his honorable discharge ...

Karen L. LaMarche

ESCANABA — Karen L. LaMarche, 75, of 6711 M.75 Road, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She is survived by her husband, Willard “Willie” LaMarche. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson ...

Esther L. Thompson

GLADSTONE — Esther L. Thompson, 80, of 9560 Chaison N.5 Road, Gladstone, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of ...

Roger Thomas “Tom” Hanley

ESCANABA — Roger Thomas "Tom" Hanley, age 77, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at UP Health Systems in Marquette. Tom was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Escanaba, the son of Roger Francis and Eleanor (Bolger) Hanley. He graduated from Holy Name ...

Antone ‘Tony’ N. Clark

ESCANABA — Antone ‘Tony’ N. Clark, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home following a brief ­illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 28 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at ...

Esther L. Thompson

GLADSTONE — Esther L. Thompson of 9560 N.5 Road in Gladstone passed away Friday March 23, 2018 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladstone and Escanaba.

Judy M. Bedard

RHINELANDER, Wis. — Judy M. Bedard, 55 of Rhinelander, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at her home. She was born on Jan. 24, 1963, in Escanaba, Mich., to Edsel and Lorraine Bedard. Judy graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 1981. She would raise her twin sons, Randy and ...

Roger Thomas ‘Tom’ Hanley

ESCANABA — Roger Thomas ‘Tom’ Hanley, 77, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at UP Health Systems in Marquette. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta ...

Phyllis Lea Arntzen

MENOMONIE, Wis. — Phyllis Lea Arntzen, 91, of Menomonie, Wis., formerly of Sun City Center, Fla. and Chicago, Ill,, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Our House Senior Living in Menomonie, Wis. Phyllis was born June 13, 1926, in Manistique. She was the daughter of Marcus Lindberg ...

Jonathon Patrick Borchert-Eagle

ESCANABA, Mich. — Jonathon Patrick Borchert-Eagle, 33, of Escanaba, passed away Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Jonathon was born Sept. 7, 1984, the son of Ronald Borchert and Elaine Eagle. He graduated from the I.S.D. Jonathon had many trials and ...

Rita Ann ‘Reetz’ Gasparick

BARK RIVER — Rita Ann “Reetz” Gasparick, 58, of Bark River, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2018, while on vacation in Mexico. Rita was born on March 23, 1959, in Escanaba, Mich., daughter of the late Theodore and Grace (LaBelle) Hancheck. After high school she started at ...

Karen Marie Hites

GLADSTONE — Karen Marie Hites, 74, of Gladstone, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Pinecrest Medical Care facility in Powers. Karen was born April 16, 1943, in Escanaba, the daughter of Vernon and Margaret (Weingartner) Long. She graduated from Holy Name Catholic High School in ...

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., to the late Wyman and Alma (Brainerd) Walker. She married David Bruce Babbitt on Aug. 26, 1967, in Otsego Lake ...

Marilyn Louise Houle

ESCANABA — Marilyn Louise Houle, March 29, 1936, to March 17, 2018. Age 81. Beloved wife of James Houle for 62 years. Dear mother of Cindy Nicholaou (Timo), Patricia Swain (Robbie) and Daniel Houle. Proud grandmother of Eleni (Kris), Alexandra (Nick), Elisa, Lucas and Kelsey. Marilyn was ...

Marilys June Bergquist

GAYLORD Mich. — Marilys June Bergquist, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away March 16, 2018, while held in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 95. She was the daughter of Daniel and Hazel (Sibley) Raess. Marilys was born on June 28, 1922, in ...

Grover ‘Dan’ Lewis

ISHPEMING — Grover “Dan” Lewis, 71, of 711 S. Pine St., Ishpeming, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home while in the loving care of his family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice following a brief battle with cancer. Dan was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Escanaba, the son of the ...

Michael A. Manning

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michael A. Manning, 72, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in the loving care of his family. Born Sept. 30, 1945, in Marquette, a son of Patrick and Mary (Prosen) Manning, Mike was raised in Marquette and ...

Cheryl Ann Halmeoja

RAPID RIVER — Cheryl Ann Halmeoja, 67, of Rapid River, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at UP Health System in Marquette. She was born on April 8, 1950, in Escanaba, Mich., daughter of the late Eugene and Lula (McMillie) Coppock. On March 6, 1971, she married James “Jim” Halmeoja ...

Kathleen E. Nelson

MANISTIQUE — Kathleen E. Nelson, 53, of Manistique, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2018, at her home in Hiawatha Township. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Don’a. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 23, at St. Francis de Sales ...

Darlene R. Pruess

MANISTIQUE — Darlene R. Pruess, 81, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on March 16, 2018, at her home in Thompson Township. She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Brimley, Mich., the daughter of Alex and Loretta (Collins) McLean and attended schools in Sault Ste. Marie and Newberry. She was a ...