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VIRGINIA KNISKERN
Virginia Kniskern, 83, of Kaukauna went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at her home. She was born on February 15, 1918 in Irwin, Washington, spent the early part if her life in Idaho, and moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan where she married John D. Kniskern. They moved to Appleton in 1976 to be near their daughter Sue and son-in-law Dennis. She enjoyed cooking, needlework, and caring for her family. She devoted her life to her Lord and was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Appleton.
She will be sadly missed by her son, Bill (Arlene) Kniskern of Winnipeg, Canada; her daughter, Sue (Dennis) Santkuyl of Freedom; many grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; one brother, Lester Johnston; and a sister, Sadie (Phil) Blood.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Wichmann Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick M. Ryan officiating. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Kaukauna. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and also on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

DIANE FRASER
Diane M. Goudreau Fraser, 55, of St. Ignace died Tuesday morning at her home following a lingering illness. She was born November 24, 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie. Her parents were Benjamin F. and Elvira (Cheeseman) Goudreau. Diane graduated from LaSalle High School, and was the St. Ignace area school secretary for 25 years. She also chaired the Arts Dockside held each Labor Day weekend for the past 23 years. She sold tickets for school events for many years, and was very active in school activities. She was on the Mackinac County Jury Board, and served as a member of the St. Ignace planning commission until illness forced her resignation. She is a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church and Sault Tribe Chippewa Indians. 
On June 22, 1985 she married Douglas Fraser and he survives. Also one daughter, Kathy (Don) Orr of St. Ignace; brothers, Quentin (Shannon) Goudreau and Benjamin Jr. (Shirley) Goudreau both of St. Ignace; a sister, Pauline Godin of Cheboygan; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Brylinn Orr.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church with Fr. C. Michael Rhoades officiating. Burial will be later in May at Gros Cap Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9 to service time on Thursday.
A Memorial fund has been set up, and the family will decide a suitable memorial in Diane's name later. Envelopes are available from Dodson Funeral Home, St. Ignace who served the family.
Pallbearers will be Don Gustafson, Teeny Fraser, Jake Tamlyn, Fred Stearns, Patrick Badgely and Paul Grondin.

MILDRED CRAIG
Mildred Josephine Craig "Grandma Jo", 87, of Rudyard, Michigan passed away peacefully April 2, 2001 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California.
Jo was born in Lima, Ohio on May 1, 1913. She spent most of her life in Louisville, Kentucky. She had lived in Rudyard since 1994.
She is survived by her daughters Lynne (Richard) Carscallen of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Kay (Stanley) Powers of Rudyard, Mich.; four grandchildren, Grace (Jay) Hirsch, Laura Lovelace, Kathy (Darrin) Hart, and Maribeth Powers; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea Hart and Lydia Hirsch; one brother, John (Mary) Lowry; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her brother, Harry; her sister, Mary; and granddaughter, Heather.
She enjoyed senior citizens activities in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Grand Marais, Mich., and Rudyard, Mich. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
At her request, no services will be held. Interment will take place in Leipsic, Ohio later in the summer.

ROBERT LAMOTHE
Robert L. Lamothe, 67, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Lamothe was born in Newberry, Michigan on February 25, 1934. He was the owner of Murph's Restaurant. He was a man who was self-taught and could fix anything. Hew as a mentor to his children as well as the neighborhood kids. He loved his grandchildren and family. Mr. Lamothe never lost a Pinewood Derby. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, time at his computer, and with his dog Hammer. There were many treasured times at the Deer Camp, which will always be remembered.
He is survived by his wife, Sally (Geib) Lamothe; four sons, Gary (Linda) Lamothe, Steve (Kay) Lamothe, Scott (Kim) Lamothe, and Tony (Charlene) Lamothe all of Florida and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; a daughter, Ginny Mattson of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by three brothers, Jack Lamothe of Saginaw, Mich., Larry (Loretta) Lamothe of Raco, Mich., and Bill (Senova) Lamothe of Sacramento, Calif.; and a sister, Kate Bright of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eva (St. John) Lamothe; a son, Bobby Lamothe in 1998; and a brother, Jim Lamothe in 1999.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Hovie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the funeral home with Reverend Ralph Jenka officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorials may be left to the Algonquin United Methodist Church.

DEATH NOTICE
WATCHORN, JAMES, 65, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away April 10, 2001 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

MABEL GATES
Mabel Victoria Gates of Sault Ste. Marie passed away Friday, October 19, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. She was born October 29, 1902 in Sault Ste. Marie.
Mrs. Gates is survived by a son, James Gates of Beaverton, Ore.; five daughters-in-law, CoraLin, Alice, Joan, Harriet and Sally; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by husband, William Lewis Gates; daughter, Dorothy (Roy) Bigler; and four sons, William "Bud" Gates, George Gates, Gordon Gates and Robert Gates.
Services will be held at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church with Father John Hascall officiating. Final resting place will be in Holy Family Donaldson Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church would be appreciated.

DEATH NOTICE
ROAN, RICHARD D., 69, of DeTour Village, passed away October 20, 2001 at home. Memorial service and arrangements are being made by Reamer Funeral Home, Pickford.

EDWARD, BEVERLY R., passed away October 22, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1917. Arrangements will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

ASKWITH, WILLIAM, of Water Street, in Sault Ste. Marie passed away October 20, 2001. Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

KATRE, HELEN, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away Friday, October 19, 2001 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born January 10, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements will be announced later by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

Leo O'Callaghan
Leo L. O'Callaghan of Sault Ste. Marie passed away at his home Friday Feb. 8, 2002. He was born Oct. 29, 1914 in Sault Ste. Marie. The son of Margaret and Frank O'Callaghan, he owned and operated Callaghan's Meat Market together with his father and brothers Tom O'Callaghan and Edward O'Callaghan, who preceded him in death, as well as Msgr. Oliver J. O'Callaghan.
He owned and operated the Mud Hut ceramic shop following his retirement.
Leo is survived by three daughters, Betty Ann (Frank) Suriano; Mary Jane (Howard) McCaffery and Jean Louise O'Callaghan and Thelma Mansfield, close friend and companion for over five years.
Leo was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his three daughters, Agnes in 1950, his second wife, Kathleen in 1972 and third wife, Lena in 1996.
Leo enjoyed the company of his eight grandchildren: Chari, Paul; Francine; Mark; John; Michelle; Gregory and Christopher and his 10 great-grandchildren: Michael; Steven; Joseph; Callaghan; Pierson; Tommy; Justine; Kevin; Jonathan and Bryan. Leo entertained his family and friends and especially his grandchildren with his wit and humor.
Leo was an avid duck hunter and fisherman and following his retirement from Callaghan's Market and sale of the Mud Hut, he enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens.
Leo was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. A Mass will be celebrated for Leo today at 4 p.m. at Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. art the church.
Final resting place will be at Riverside Cemetery
Memorials may be donated to the Hospice of Chippewa County, who cared for him compassionately in his last days.
Funeral arrangements are by Clark Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home.

Frank Flaker
Frank Flaker of Bingham Street in Sault Ste. Marie died Thursday, Feb., 7, 2002 at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Survivors include two sons: Mark F. (Susan Lang) Flaker of Anchorage, Alas. and Mike F. (Margaret) Flaker of Shelby Twp., Mich and three daughters: Frances (Bill) Boone of Rock Cave, W. Va.; Linda (Fred) Withers, also of Rock Cave, W. Va. and Rosemary Zang of Baltimore, Md.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He as predeceased by his wife, the former Alice LaPlaunt who he married in 1939.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, also at the funeral home with Fr. Don Shiroda officiating.
Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sault Ste. Marie.

Margaret Drouin
Margaret T. Drouin of Carrie Street in Sault Ste. Marie died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at Tendercare Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Sault Ste. Marie.
A member of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, she was also a member of the Altar Society and taught church school for many years.
She taught in the Head Start Program and also worked as the Malcolm School Orthopedic Room attendant. She enjoyed her family and playing cards with her friends at the Sault Card Club.
She was survived by six children: Phyllis (Glen) Munro of Paducah, Ky.; Paulette (the late Eugene) Porcaro of Sault Ste. Marie; Dolores (Lawrence) McKenzie of Sault Ste. Marie; Yvonne Rucker of Phoenix, Ariz..; Geoffrey (Sue) Drouin of Swartz Creek, Mich. and Stephen Drouin of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by: four infant sons, two brothers: Ralph and Francis "Bud" Watson; five sisters: Kay Cummings; Patricia Watson; Helen Brown; Irene Freedman and Mary Gardner and parents, John M. and Mary (Sullivan) Watson.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home with prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at St. Mary's ProCathedral Catholic Church with Fr. Ted Brodeur and Fr. Sebastian Kavumkal officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's School Tuition Fund. 

Death Notice 
ALBERT, SUE ANN of St. Paul, Minn. died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 in Minnesota. She was survived by her husband, Walter B. Albert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. 

CHARLES GRIFFIN
Charles W. Griffin, 83, of M-134 Cedarville, Mich. passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 1, 2000 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Mich.
Charles was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on May 29, 1916. He was a former resident of Chicago, Ill. for many years, moving to Cedarville in 1973. He retired in 1971 from the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier in Chicago after many years of service. He was also a tax preparer in Chicago and the Les Cheneaux Area for many families.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a life member of the American Legion Square Post #232 of Chicago, the Disabled American Veterans, the Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge #590 F&AM of Michigan where he was past master and secretary for several years, the Eastern Star Innes Chapter #130 of St. Ignace, Mich., the Mispah Masonic Lodge #768 F&AM of Evergreen Park, Ill., the Sault Shrine Club and the National Letter Carriers Association. He enjoyed working on his yard and flower gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Sally W. (Borkowski) of Cedarville, Mich.; one brother, Martin Griffin of North Brook, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and George; one sister, Delores and his parents, William and Lillie Griffin.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Mich. Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge Services are being planned.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Jerry Nowacki officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville, Mich. 
Memorials may be left to the Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department.

DEATH NOTICE
MILES, DONALD R., died April 1, 2000 in the Michigan Masonic Home in Alma, Mich. He was born July 3, 1907. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

DEATH NOTICE
LAMOTHE, ROBERT L., 67, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away April 9, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. He was born February 25, 1934. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

ARMAND TREMBLAY
Armand I. Tremblay of S. Sullivan in Brimley, Michigan passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001 in his home. He was born April 21, 1930 in Brimley.
Mr. Tremblay lived in Brimley all his life. He served in the Airborne from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict as a Paratrooper. He married Louise Livingston in 1954 and they were married for 48 years. He retired from the Soo Lines Railroad as a Section Forman after 38 years of service. Armand belonged to the Brimley VFW, Brimley Lions Club, American Legion, and the Michigan Trail Riders Association. He was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. In May of 1984, Mr. Tremblay was sponsored by the Brimley Lions Club to ride his horse, Annie, from Brimley, Mich. to Seattle, Wash. for the purpose of raising funds for the American Diabetes Association. This took him 93 days and he rode 1800 miles.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Livingston) Tremblay of Brimley; four sons, Armand James (Diane) Tremblay, Jr. of Brimley, Thomas (Liz) Tremblay of Brimley, Ted (Cindy) Tremblay of Sunrise, Fla., and Mark Tremblay of Sunrise, Fla.; three daughters, Debra Tremblay of Brimley, Lorraine Tremblay of Brimley, and Connie Tremblay of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Theresa (Bob) Mullen of Sault Ste. Marie and Claudina Mullen of Freeland; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Greengstki; a brother, James Tremblay; and parents, Armand and Irene (Lawless) Tremblay.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13 from 3 until 5 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home with a VFW Memorial Service at 7 p.m. and a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Jeff Johnson officiating. Final resting place will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
A Memorial Service for Jerome L. Hollingsworth, who died April 27, 2001 in Naples, Fla. will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at the Chapel at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Rev. Dave Henderson will officiate.

A Memorial Service for Charles M. "Chuck" Wise, who passed away June 8, 2001 in Eustis, will be held at the Moose Lodge of Eustis on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.

ARLET NORDEN
Lifelong Newberry resident, Arlet E. Norden, 74, died Saturday morning August 11, 2001 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.
Born November 15, 1926 in Newberry, daughter of Alfred and Leona (Brunette) Johnson, Arlet attended Tahquamenon Area Schools. She formerly operated the Norge Laundromat in Newberry for several years until 1968 and later co-operated with her husband, Gib, Norden Foodland in Manistique and also in Sault Ste. Marie, until her retirement in 1997. A devoted homemaker, Arlet enjoyed traveling, fishing, handicrafts and gardening.
Besides her parents, Arlet is preceded in death by her son, Brian Johnson; also her sister, Helen McDonald; and brother, Neil Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Gib of Newberry, whom she married August 4, 1973 in Newberry; her children, William (Isabelle) Bennett of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lucille Dale of Hazen, Ark., Michael (Della) Bennett of Radcliff, Ky., Darlene (Gary) Pelkey of Big Manistique Lake, and JoAnna (Darrell) Nantell of Newberry; her step-children, Debra (Robert) Gierke of Manistique, David (Windy) Norden of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., Diane (Terry) Deloria of Gladstone, Dale and Darryl Norden both of Manistique; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Pat Johnson of Oregon, Harry Johnson of Ohio and George Johnson of Detroit; sisters, Lucille Pekkanen and Jean Sayles both of Newberry and Susan Taylor of Engadine.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 2 p.m. at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor David Hueter officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 14 from 1 p.m. until time of services.
Those who wish may contribute to the Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Kidney Dialysis Unit c/o Roger Bergh, 502 West Harrie, Newberry, MI 49868 in memory of Arlet E. Norden.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

THERESA FRECHETTE
Theresa Ann Frechette of Traverse City died Friday, August 3, 2001 at Munson Medical Center. She was born August 3, 2001 the daughter of Darren and Diane (Benoit) Frechette. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Melvin and Judy Frechette of Sault Ste. Marie, and maternal grandparents, Emil and Rose Benoit of Farmington Hills.
Funeral services were held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Lipscomb officiated.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Crippled Childrens Foundation, 4200 Saladin Dr. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

DEATH NOTICES
AMYOTTE, ALBINA A., of Emmett Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away August 12, 2001 at Tendercare Nursing Home. She was born November 18, 1908 in Montreal, Quebec. Arrangements are being handled by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

LeBRANCHE, DONALD, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away August 12, 2001 in Sault Ste. Marie. Arrangements are being handled by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

WILLIAMSON, JANE J., 84, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away August 12, 2001 at War Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Hovie Funeral Home.

Earl J. Rose
Earl James Rose, age 86, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Wednesday evening, October 17, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Rose was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 11, 1914. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for over 30 years as a truck driver, and was a member of the Teamsters Local #299. For seven years after retirement, he drove school bus for Newberry Public Schools. 
He is survived by three daughters: Barbara J. Young and Dolores L. Dumas, both of Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Nancy E. (John) Neville of Howell, MI; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two brothers: Charles (Rosa) Rose of South Lyons, MI and Bert Rose of Sun City, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Rose (1995), whom he married May 1, 1937; his parents, Charles and Irene (Davidson) Rose; and a brother, John Rose.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, with Pastor Dale Kessler officiating. Friends may call at the cemetary from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. 
Memorials may be left to the family of Earl J. Rose. Hovie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Thornton D. Routhier
Thornton D. Routhier, age 69, of W. 23 Mile Road Rudyard, MI passed away at 10"50 a.m. on Thursday morning, October 18th at his home where he had lived since August of 2000.
Thornton was born on October 12, 1932 in Iroquois Point in Chippewa Township, Michigan and lived at Iroquois Point until he moved to Marquette, Michigan. He retired in 1990 from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where he was supervisor of the University Skill Center for 26 years then moved to Florida where they had been residents for 10 years before their return to Michigan. He had also been an iron worker where he had worked on the construction on the Mackinac and International Bridges in the 1950's and 1960's.
He was active in the Boy Scouts, and was Scout Master of Troop #361 of Marquette, Michigan; a member of the Boy Scout Council; a Silver Beaver and a volunteer for Lighthouse for the Blind in New Port Richey, Florida. He enjoyed building homes, welding, traveling, boating, fishing, and his wonderful grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda (Bertrum) who he married on August 13, 1953 in Ludington, MI; two sons: Charles (Wendy) Routhier of Rudyard, Michigan and Eric Routhier of Rudyard, Michigan; two daughters: Tonee (Charles) Therrian of St. Ignace, Michigan and Julee Routhier of Brooksville, Florida; five grandchildren: Terry Routhier, Cesilee Dean, Emilee and Rachel Therrian and Steven Mayer; four sisters: Nina Dickinson of Brimley, Michigan, Diana VanVolkenburg of Ludington, Michigan, JoAn (Don) Killips of Ludington, Michigan and Merceda Holmes of Port Huron, Michigan.
Preceding him in death were four brothers: Austin, Ora, Kenneth and Glen Routhier; and his parents, Anthony and Fern Routhier.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Michigan with Rev. Tom Penner officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until time of services. In leiu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Hospice of Chippewa County.

PHILIP PAYMENT, Sr.
Philip Leo Payments, Sr., 76, of Del Rio, Texas passed away early Saturday morning, December 1, 2001 at Northern Michigan Hospitals in Petoskey, Mich.
Philip was born on Sugar Island, Michigan on June 25, 1925. He spent his early years on Sugar Island and attended Sault Area Schools. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in World War II.
He was a self-employed business entrepreneur. He owned and operated several businesses in several states until his retirement to Del Rio, Texas in 1976. He spent the past 10 summers with his son on Hessel Point in Hessel, Michigan. He was a very avid golfer, enjoyed all types of sports and loved visiting casinos all over the United States.
Philip is survived by two sons, Philip L. (Mary Jo) Payment, Jr. of Hessel, Mich., and Gregory Payment of Guam in the South Pacific; one daughter, Terry Ann Poll of Bloomfield, New Jersey; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, Roy Payment, Clarence (Loraine) Payment and Loretta Issacson all of Sault Ste. Marie.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Barbara (Leask) in 1996 and Geraldine in 1987; one brother, Bud Payment; and his parents, Clifford and Cecelia Payment.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford with Fr. Jerry Nowacki officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of services. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Del Rio, Texas.

FLOYD CLEGG
Floyd O. Clegg, 87, of Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colorado went to be with his Lord on February 5, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Pickford, Michigan on July 2, 1914, grew up in Pickford and graduated from Pickford High School. He loved sports and excelled in track and basketball.
He was a resident of Sault Ste. Marie for many years, where he worked for Hollingsworth Lumber Company. He became a partner in the company and remained there as a part owner and manager until his retirement.
Floyd was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sault Ste. Marie and a very active member of Sault Lions Club for many years where he received the Lion of the Year award in 1976-1977. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Famous Soo Locks Cruises and loved to hunt and fish.
After his retirement, his love for horses moved him to St. Johns, Michigan where he lived for 19 years with his wife, raising and training horses for harness racing. He moved to Colorado in 2000 to be closer to his beloved daughters.
He is survived by three daughters, Beverly (William) Hertler of Littleton, Colo., Sharon (Del) Nelson of Boulder, Colo. and Marcia (Jerry) Hope of Richland, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harry Dennison of Sault Ste. Marie.
Floyd was preceded in death by his loving wife, Leita R. (Hamilton) Clegg on January 1, 2002; one brother, Orville Clegg; and his parents, Bert and Emma (Smith) Clegg.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at the First Presbyterian Chapel in Boulder, Colo.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford with Rev. Lynn Chappell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Mountain Ridge Community Church, P.O. Box 1015, Eric, Colorado 80516.

JOSEPH SABATINE
Joseph Sabatine entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 7, 2002 at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Joe was born on April 24, 1943 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He graduated from Sault High School in 1961. He attended Kent State University in Ashtabula, Ohio. Joe married Sharon Andersen of Ashtabula, Ohio in 1964. He worked for Conrail, Massey-Coal and Shell Oil in Ohio and Virginia before returning to Sault Ste. Marie where he purchased and managed the Dondee Bowling Lanes. Joe was a member of the Christopher Columbus Society, The Elks Lodge and an active member of Ducks Unlimited. Joe was an avid outdoorsman, deer hunting at the Old Mill Camp on Drummond Island and duck hunting oat Merganser on Munuscong Bay. He also enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and camping.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; two daughters, Elizabeth Sabatine-Schultz and Gilda Miller; two brothers, Paul Sabatine and Jim Sabatine; two sisters, Antoinette Cerabone and Gild McQuoid; three grandchildren, Tara Sabatine, Nicole Jones and Mark Miller. 
His parents Anthony and Shirley Sabatine preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11 at St. James Episcopal Church, Sault Ste. Marie with Rev. Russell E. Murphy, Jr. officiating. The family would appreciate memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Chippewa County.
Arrangements are being handled by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.

ROGER BUSH
Roger D. Bush, 65, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at his home.
Roger was born on August 27, 1936 in Blanchard, Michigan the son of the late Frank and Bernice (Hansen) Bush. He was a member of the VFW in Ithaca, Mich.
He is survived by five daughters, Tammy Lynn Bush, Andrea (Eric) Bly, and Pamela (Dale) Colegrove all of Mont Pileir, Ohio, Michelle Bush of Hazel Park, and Donna (Ron) Pratt of North Carolina; two sons, Douglas (Carolyn) Bush of Warren, and Michael (Sandy) Bush of Madison Heights; 15 grandchildren, Richard, Linda, Brittany, Laura, Wendy, Kelly, Michael, Eric, Greg, Ashley, Jessica, Taylor, Chelsea, Nicholas and Brandy; and his former wife, Mary Lee Bush. He is also survived by three brothers, Lynn Bush of Alma, Wallace (Gaila) Bush of St. Louis, and Jerry Bush of Blanchard; a sister, Vicki Phaffer of Crystal; and many special friends some of which were Kevin, Michelle, and Tony Barr and Michelle King.
Memorial services will be held in the spring at the family Cemetery in lower Michigan. 
Hovie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SUE BOWERMAN
Sue C. Bowerman, 55, of Sault Ste. Marie entered eternal rest unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
She was a daughter of the late Vern and Beatrice Huffman on September 10, 1946 in Sault Ste. Marie.
She joined hands in marriage to Dale Bowerman on April 7, 1973 in Sault Ste. Marie. She enjoyed caring for her family and raising house plants.
Sue is survived by her beloved husband, Dale; two sons, Dale Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie and Jeff Bloomer of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Terry and Chad Huffman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jody Bloomer; and one daughter, Melissa Bowerman.
Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, February 8 at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 15264 South M-129, Sault Ste. Marie with Reverend Rod Case officiating.
Final resting place will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery.
Ross Memorial is handling the arrangements.

DORA STEFANSKI
Memorial services for Dora Stefanski, 83, Belle Fourche will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002 at the Open Bible Church in Belle Fourche with Pastor Rick Brennan officiating. Dora died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the Dorsett Health Care Facility in Spearfish. In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated and inurnment will be at a later date.
Dora Stefanski was born March 2, 1918 at Shingleton, Mich., the daughter of John Wesley and Lydia Margaret Susan (McSweeny) Burton. She was raised in Shingleton and attended school near there. She married Robert Rudolph Stefanski on March 12, 1936 in Garnet. They lived in Detroit for a time before moving to North Raber, where they spend their married life together. They owned and operated a general store there. Robert died on May 6, 1977. Dora moved to Aberdeen in 1981 living there until 1997 when she moved to Belle Fourche, S.D. She entered the Dorsett Health Care Facility in May of 2000.
She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Aberdeen, S.D.
She is survived by a son, Terry R. (Barbara J.) Stefanski of Mystic, Conn.; two daughters, Judith M. (Pastor John) Katter of Olivet, S.D., and Nancy E. (Warren L.) Carter of Belle Fourche, S.D.; and two sisters, Effie Musgrave of McMillan and Cliffie Clark of Mullberry, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
The Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

DEATH NOTICE
FLAKER, FRANK, of Bingham Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away February 7, 2002 at his home. He was born December 25, 1914. Arrangements will be announce at a later date by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.


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