Obituaries

Mark A. Flagstadt

ESCANABA — Mark A. Flagstadt, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mark was born in Escanaba on Sept. 3, 1961, son of Alan and Joanne (DeLaire) Flagstadt. He graduated from high school in 1980 and attended Bay College. On Feb. 20, ...

Gloria Russell

ESCANABA — Gloria Russell, 88, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will be at 6 p.m. with Pastor Art Kevit officiating. A complete ...

Faith Ann ‘Susie’ Stone

GLADSTONE — Faith Ann “Susie” Stone, age 68, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2017, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Susie was born July 18, 1949, in North Wayne, Mich., the daughter of Glenn and Norma (Kee) Hayes. She was raised in Chelsea, Mich. before ...

Debra “Debby” Ann Wright (Kossow)

GLADSTONE — Debra "Debby" Ann Wright (Kossow), age 58, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and friend to many. Debby was born Feb. 9, 1959 in Escanaba. As a hobby she enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Debby also ...

Lanny “Butch” Ray Fudala

ESCANABA — Lanny "Butch" Ray Fudala, 71, Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning Dec. 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on Sept. 23, 1946 in Escanaba to Betty (Anderson) and the late Frank Fudala Sr. On July 19, 1969 he married the former Lynn Chaillier at Holy ...

Richard Pierce

ROCK — Richard Pierce formerly of Rock, Mich. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson

Grace Mary Hanchek

SPALDING — Grace Mary Hanchek, 95, of Spalding, passed away early Tuesday morning Dec. 19, 2017 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. Grace Mary Labelle was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Wilson Mich., daughter to the late Henry and Emma (LaVigne) LaBelle. After high school graduation Grace moved to ...

Mark Flagstadt

ESCANABA — Mark Flagstadt, 56, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at his home following a lengthy illness. Among survivors is his wife, Jennifer. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Flagstadt family.

Brand ‘Papa’ Nummilien

ROCK — Brand Michael "Papa" Nummilien, 71, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in Rock, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on ...

Herbert R. Caron

ESCANABA — Herbert R. Caron, 91, of 327 N. 20th St., Escanaba, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 9, 1926, in Masonville Township., Mich., the son of Alphonse and Orina (Bennett) Caron. Herbert was ...

Dorothy V. Boye

ESCANABA — Dorothy V. Boye, 93, of 1330 N. 16th St., Escanaba, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at home surrounded by family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for the beginning of January in 2018. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are ...

June M. Oslund

ESCANABA — June M. Oslund, 91, of 1124 N. 18th St., Escanaba, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Cedar Grove located at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Friday, Dec. 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. A complete ...

Lanny Ray Fudala

ESCANABA — Lanny Ray Fudala, 71, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

Lester ‘Fuzzy’ LeGault

ESCANABA — Lester ‘Fuzzy’ LeGault, 81, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Services are tentatively set for the beginning of January and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Homes. A complete obituary and ...

Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Pearson

ESCANABA — Eleanor (Ellie) Pearson, age 90, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Ellie was born in Lake Linden, Mich. on Nov. 24, 1927 to Nicholas and Jenny (Harju) Hendrickson. She graduated from Dollar Bay High School and went on ...

Mary J. Defino

POWERS — Mary J. Defino, 67, of Powers, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at UP Health System – Marquette surrounded by family. She was born on Nov. 2, 1950 in Burlington, Vermont, the daughter of Gillis and Eliza (Knight) Simard. Mary lived in various places ...

Delores “Dee” R. Richmond

ESCANABA — Delores “Dee” R. Richmond, age 74, of 1013 S. 18th St. in Escanaba, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 17, 2017 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. She was born on Jan. 28, 1943 in Marinette, the daughter of Norman and Helen (Marlett) Dahlke. Dee grew up in Escanaba and ...

Lois Jean McIntosh

DALLAS — Mrs. Lois Jean McIntosh (nee Mattson), of Dallas, Texas, formally of Gladstone, Mich., passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at the age of 82. Lois was born to parents John and Lois Mattson on Oct. 27, 1935 in Everett, Wash. She married William McIntosh on ...

Grace M. Hanchek

BARK RIVER — Grace M. Hanchek, 95, of Bark River, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in ­Powers. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Hanchek family.

Brand ‘Papa’ Nummilien

ROCK — Brand Michael “Papa” Nummilien, 71, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in Rock, surrounded by his loving family. Brand was born on April 14, 1946, in Escanaba, Mich., to parents Bruno and Helen (Kallio) Nummilien. He was a lifelong resident of Rock, Mich., and ...