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|Jane L. Akkala
BIG BAY -- Jane L. Akkala, 82, of P.O. Box 310, Big Bay, died Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at her home.
She was born May 10, 1918 in Circleville, Ohio to George and Mary (Newton) Littleton and had lived in this area the past twenty years. She graduated with a B.S. in Education from Ohio State University and a M.E. in Guidance & Personnel from Rutgers University. Prior to retiring in 1978 she worked in the education field for 22 years, as a guidance director and principal (in Japan). Jane was a member of the Big Bay Presbyterian Church, Zonta International, Marquette Quilters Association, IPAT (International Porcelain Artists and Teachers) and the Fortnighters, a women's local social/ book club. She was a free lance porcelain/ china painter, specializing in commissions for new and renovated kitchens primarily, using tiles for murals and/ or individual tilework. Her other interests included gardening and quilting and she exhibited her handmade quilts at quilting exhibits, including a juried quilt show at Michigan State University.
Jane is survived by her husband of 16 years, Waino F. Akkala, five children, Judy Doan (JosŽ Uzc‡tegui) of Tucson, AZ, Dr. Terrence (Sherry) Doan of Blairsville, GA, Sharon (John) Henderson and Rachel (Jeff) Byrd of Marietta, GA and Rev. Andrew (Kim) Doan of Winter Haven, FL and 14 grandchildren.
Services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, December 3, 2000 in the Presbyterian Church of Big Bay with Rev. William Payne officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Powell Township Cemetery. The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Lake Superior Hospice.
Althea L. Doney
ISHPEMING -- Althea L. Doney, age 66, of 618 E. Empire St., Ishpeming passed away Wednesday November 29, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Althea was born October 23, 1934 in Ishpeming to the late Edmund C. & Laura (Endahl) Holmgren. She was a graduate of the Ishpeming High School, Class of 1952 and a lifelong area resident. She worked for the Bell Telephone Co. as a operator, and then at the Bell Memorial Hospital, prior to spending her time as a homemaker. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and the "Bells Club" with the local Bell Telephone Co. operators.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Donald Doney of Ishpeming; 2 daughters- Sandra (Raymond) Sundquist of Ishpeming and Pamela Allen of Ishpeming; a son David (Tina) Doney of Appleton, WI; 2 sisters- Ann Rex of Negaunee and Doris (Carl) Pellonpaa of Ishpeming; 2 brothers- Lowell Holmgren and Edmund (Susie) Holmgren of Ishpeming; 6 grandchildren- Jason & Tammie Sundquist, Andrew & Nicholas Doney & Courtney and Travis Allen; along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday December 2, 2000 at the Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Lee to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Friday.
Pallbearers will be Reynold & Robert Doney, Edwin Pantti, Lowell & Edmund Holmgren and Carl Pellonpaa.
The Family requests memorials be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Oliver N. Froberg
CHRISTMAS -- Oliver N. Froberg, age 89, of Christmas, Michigan, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 2:10 PM at Tendercare Health Center, Munising, Michigan, following a brief illness. Oliver was born the son of Nels and Alice (Blumm) Froberg February 12, 1911 in Munising, (Browns Addition) MI. He was a lifetime resident of Munising. He married Gertrude Chartier June 23, 1933; she preceded him in death November 1, 1996. Mr. Froberg and his wife Gertrude owned and operated Froberg's Motel and Gas Station for 40 years in Christmas; he was also a licensed Commercial Fisherman, operating out of Browns Addition with a commercial and Trolling Fishing business for many years. Oliver retired from the CYR Gas company in the early 70's. He was a member of the Alger County Historical Society. He was a former member of the Commercial Trollers Association and the Christmas Civic Association. Oliver was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing, and hunting, and he loved to play Cribbage.
Mr. Froberg is survived by sons, Oscar Froberg, Richard (Arlene) Froberg of Munising, a daughter, Pauline (Paul) Knuittla of Munising. A brother, Donald (Rosemary) Froberg of Munising, and a sister Ann Dougerty of Houghton Lake, MI. 8 Grandchildren, 13 Great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Oliver was preceded in death by a sister Violet Miller, grandson, Jeffrey Froberg, and great-grandson, Jordon Froberg.
Services will be held from the Bowerman Funeral Chapel, Munising, MI, Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 10:00 A.M., Pastors Kurt and Mary Beth Kovanen officiating, his grandchildren will escort him.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2000. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Munising, MI.
Donald H. Collins
ENGADINE -- Donald H. Collins, 62, of Engadine, died Friday December 1, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday December 5, 2000 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Engadine with Fr. Tim Hruska officiating. Rite of Committal will take place at the Engadine Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Monday December 4th from 5-8 pm with Prayers for the Deceased recited at 7:00 pm.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Raymond P. "Rocky" Pompo
Evelyn F. Norman
ROCK -- Evelyn F. Norman, age 88 of Rock died Sunday morning, December 3, 2000 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 10, 1912 in Marquette and was raised in the Gwinn-Princeton areas and has lived in the Rock area most of her life. She married John E. Norman June 30, 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1990.
Evelyn was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Rock and the Rock Senior Citizens Center. Evelyn also enjoyed gardening, and playing cards in her leisure. Survivors include: 3 sons, Marvin (Alice) Norman of Gladstone, Vernon "Bud" (Diana) Norman of Rock, Gilbert (Stella) Norman of Rock, 1 daughter, Gordon (Verna) Cheshire of Rock, 1 brother, William (Carol) King of Whitefish, Montana, 2 sisters, Mary Snyder of Marine City, MI., Betty (George) Thurston of Gwinn, 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, John, she was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters.
Friends may call at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Hendry of the Living Faith Fellowship Church of Gwinn officiating. Luncheon will follow services at the Rock Senior Citizens Center. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Escanaba. The Skradski Funeral Homes of Delta County area in the care of the arrangements.
Charles F. Bannon
ISHPEMING- Charles F. Bannon age 79 of 761 Michigan St. Ishpeming died, Saturday December 2, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Home where he has resided for the past two weeks.
Charles was born March 21, 1921 in Cooks, MI to the late Walter S. & Mary (Boltz) Bannon. His family moved to Negaunee where he graduated from Negaunee High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II assigned to the PT Boats in the South Pacific. He was a member of the PT Boat Association attending many of their annual reunions.
Charles graduated from the National Institute of Dr., Cleaners & Dyers, working at Bannon's Cleaner in Negaunee & Escanaba Steam & Laundry. He later worked for the C.C.I. Mining Co. retiring as a repairman for the Brownstone Shop in 1985 after 21 years with the company.
Charles was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, life member of the Ishpeming V.F.W., Boy Scouts of America, where he received the Silver Beaver Award, and active with the Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library. His hobbies included growing Bonsai trees, gardening, painting and a craftsman. He was a self-educated avid reader, he was known for his Irish wit and a gift of gab.
Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years Betty (Oie) Bannon, 3 daughters; Bryn (Michael) Smith of Marquette, Jolie (Peter) Dzanbozoff of Gladstone, Heidi (Floyd) Johns of Negaunee, a son Kevin (Becky) Bannon of Ishpeming, a sister Betty (Carleton) Babb of Grand Ledge, MI, 12 grandchildren; Amanda & Ben Smith, Erin, Ryan & Bryanne Bannon, Gretchen Richardson, Jason Williams, Mariah & Conrad Dzanbozoff, Rebecca, Janelle & Kelsey Johns, 2 great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Tain, 4 brothers Roy, Ivan, Clinton & Willard, 1 sister Gladys McNamara
Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ilene Mattson officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00-7:00p.m Tuesday at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where the Ishpeming V.F.W. will hold a memorial service at 6:30p.m.
Pallbearers will be Charles, grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial considerations may be made to Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library, Trinity Lutheran Church or Boy Scouts of America.
ISHPEMING -- Patricia Liquia, age 67 of 507 Vine St., Ishpeming died Saturday, December 2, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 weeks.
Patricia was born February 20, 1933 in Munising to the late William & Vera (Lambert) Emanuelson. She was a graduate of the Negaunee High School. She worked as a Bookkeeper for The Bullock Oil co. & also for the Howard Oil Co.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years Lowell of Ishpeming, 3 daughters, Debra (Darrell) Van Horn of Ishpeming, Pamela (Kerry) Juntila of Champion and Laurie (David) DeRoche of Ishpeming; one son Lowell T. Liquia of Ishpeming; 3 sisters, Margaret Naslund of Las Vegas, NV, Joan Liquia of Reno, NV, & Kaye Schwartz of Madison Heights, MI; 5 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Barbara Bordeau & Vivian Rowe.
A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 6, 2000 at 11 A.M. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Hatch to officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 10AM until the time of services on Wednesday.
Robert Leo Rexstrew
MUNISING -- Robert Leo Rexstrew 771 of 224 W. Chocolay Street, Munising, died Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 9:40 A.M. at the Munising Memorial Hospital ER of a heart attack. Bob was born the son of Arthur and Pearl (Jones) Rexstrew December 5, 1928 at Otter Lake (Alger County) Michigan. He was a lifetime resident of Munising.
Bob attended the Munising Public Schools; he was employed at the Munising Wooden Ware Company and Cox's Garage. He was the coordinator of Alger County Search and Rescue, and coordinator for Emergency Services in Alger County, he was currently the manager of Munising (Hanley) Airport, and was serving Commissioner on the Munising City Council. Bob loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived 3 by sons, Robert of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Ken of Munising and Michael of Marquette. 2 daughters, Kathy Rexstrew of Marquette, Laurie (Mike) Beauchine and Cheryl Rexstrew of Munising. 2 sisters, Elizabeth Peale of Gold Beach, Oregon, and Marion (Bob) Coryell of Munising; 3 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, 2 sisters, Ila Watson and Leona Rexstrew, and brother Alton Rexstrew preceded Bob in death.
NO SERVICES SCHEDULED Although; friends and family may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. for visitation on Tuesday, December 5, 2000. Honorary Escorts are: Lee Coryell, Ken McPherson, Chuck Sanville, Charles Johnson and Bob Coryell.
Fredrick "Fred" Ballou
GWINN -- Fredrick "Fred" Ballou, 41, of 440 Mustang, Gwinn, entered eternal life at his home. He was pronounced dead upon arrival Saturday evening, December 2, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital. Fred was born April 12, 1959 in Syracuse, NY, a son of Spencer and Barbara (May) Ballou, and was raised in Mattydale, NY. He was a 1977 graduate of North Syracuse High School and following graduation enlisted in the US Air Force, beginning a career that would last more than 17 years. On December 21, 1978 he married JoAnn E. Knapek in Lysander Township, NY. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Fred's military stations throughout the years included Alaska, Florida, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. In 1988 he was stationed at K.l. Sawyer Air Force Base where he was honorably discharged and retired in 1995 with the rank of Technical Sergeant, having served as a Munitions Systems Technician. Survivors include: His wife, JoAnn Ballou of Sands; a daughter, Denise Ballou of Harvey; a son, Tom Ballou of Sands; his father, Spencer Ballou of Syracuse, NY; two sisters, Susan (Leon) Markowski of Jamesville, NY and Lisa Sementelli of Mattydale, NY; a special aunt and uncle, Sue and Barney Heinley of Mattydale, NY to whom he was very close; his mother-in-law, Angeline Knapek of Deerbrook, WI; and several nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ballou. The family will receive friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 6, beginning at 12 Noon. A Service of Remembrance will follow at I pm Wednesday afternoon in the funeral home. A memorial service will also be held in Mattydale, NY at a later date.
James A. Gallion
SUOMI LOCATION -- James A. Gallion, age 80, of Rte. 1 Box 359 G,. Suomi Location, died at 2:53 A.M. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient for 2 days.
Mr. Gallion was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Hanging Rock, OH to Grover C., Sr. & Pearl (Long) Gallion. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII having served in the Aleutian Islands and with the Army of Occupation in Japan. After his service to his country, he lived in Munising and came to this area in 1962. He worked as a self-employed logger and woodsworker until his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Gallion was a member of the Richmond Township Club and played for the club team in the Negaunee Social Cribbage League. He was a former member of the V.A. Romo Post #3165 V.F.W. Negaunee. He loved the outdoors, especially going to camp, hunting & fishing.
Surviving are 2 sons, David (Nancy) Gallion, Skandia, Gary (Debbie) Gallion, Romeo, 3 daughters, Kathy (Wayne) Herrala, Negaunee, Patti (Terry) Bergstrom, Williamston, Shirley Gallion, Negaunee, 6 grandchildren, Lori Gallion, Ishpeming, Scott Gallion, Suomi Loc., Kim (Darren) Muljo, Marquette, Jim Herrala, Marquette, Kurt (Kim) Ronn, Negaunee, Max Bergstrom, Williamston, 2 great grandchildren, Kaylee & Klay Ronn, 1 brother, Cleve (Helen) Gallion, Suomi Location, 3 sisters, Alyce Vette, Faye Mueller and Nina (Les) Kouri, all of Tucson, AZ., a special friend, Ella Hiisala, Suomi Location, several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth 'Bette' (Lucas) in 1997, 3 brothers, Homer, George, & Millard.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 5-8 pm on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Ishpeming Cancer Society in Mr. Gallion's memory.
ISHPEMING -- Elizabeth Stone, age 95, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Saturday December 2, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center where she had been a resident for the past 8 years.
Elizabeth was born November 20, 1905 in Newberry, MI to the late John & Emilie (Naef) Biber. She was a graduate of the Newberry High School, Class of 1923. She and her late husband John moved to Ishpeming in the late 1920's, where she had resided since, working as a housekeeper and nanny for local residents.
Elizabeth was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Golden Link Club, and was a member of the Keen-Agers at the Ishpeming Salvation Army. She enjoyed her family, reading and doing puzzles along with knitting and playing cards.
Elizabeth is survived by a grandson Roy A. Dymond of Ishpeming; 5 granddaughters - Judy (Terry) Morcom, Betsy (Terry) Lawer, Ruth (David) Cox, Sue (Thor) Tornberg and Pat (John) Morcom all of Ishpeming; a son-in-law Roy Dymond of Ishpeming; 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John Stone in 1955; a son Jack Stone; two daughters Helen Dymond and Betty .Junttila; a great grandson Roy Steede and 8 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday December 5, 2000 at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Hatch to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call from l:00 until 3:00PM on Tuesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Danny and Andy Cox, Billy and Josh Morcom, David and John Tornberg, honorary pallbearers will be Roy Dymond, Roy A. Dymond and Don Nault.
Memorials may be directed to the Wesley United Methodist Church memorial fund.
Patricia "Pat" R. Pond
MUNISING -- Patricia "Pat" R. Pond, 72, of 419 Prospect St., Munising, died Sunday morning at Marquette General Hospital.
Pat had worked as a laboratory technician with the Munising Paper Company in her earlier years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Munising, a member of Ladies of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 131. She enjoyed reading, socializing and taking care of her home.
Mrs. Pond is survived by her husband of 52 years, Albert Pond of Munising; sons, George David (Kathleen) Pond of Iron Mountain and Brian D. (Joy) Pond of Plainwell, MI; a daughter, Susan D. (Mark) Welke of Marquette; sisters, Luella (Wendell) Moore of San Diego, CA and Carol Dauzy of Munising; grandchildren, George Jr., Steven, Brett, Kristy, Daniel and Heather; and many nieces & nephews. Her parents and an infant sister, Lillian Pearl Parker, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Munising. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution may wish to consider the American Legion Post 131 in Munising. The Canale Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family
L. Anne Hintsala
David, Soo Hill, one daughter, Lea Hintsala, Wells, one son, Larry (Lisa) Hintsala, Jacksonville, NC, one grandson, Christopher Hintsala, two aunts, and several cousins. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba from 3:00- 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church in Negaunee. Funeral services for L. Anne Hintsala will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church with Dan Hintsala officiating. Burial will be in the Humbolt Township Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Charlotte (Danielson) Autio
RALEIGH, NC -- Charlotte (Danielson) Autio, died November 23, 2000 at Raleigh, N.C. She was born October 16, 1907 to Gust and Anna (Rund) Danielson and was a Negaunee High School graduate, Class of 1926.
She received her teaching certificate from Northern State Normal College and her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Cleary College (Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti. She taught for 43 years most of the time in the Dearborn Public School System.
Charlotte was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Dearborn, was a member of the Michigan Education Association of Retired Teachers, and a life member of the Dearborn Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one daughter Charlene (Timothy) Rafferty, three Grandchildren, Lauren, Barry and Katelyn all of Raleigh, N.C. Two Brothers; Carl (Margaret) Danielson, Sigfrid Danielson and one sister Edith (Richard) Wills all of Negaunee, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J., her parents and sister Ellen.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28th at 10:00 at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe- Peterson Funeral Home. Eastern Star services were held at 7:30 Monday with visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Burial was at the Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills, MI.
MARQUETTE -- Phyllis V. Rice, 74, former Marquette resident, died Friday, December 1, 2000 at Encore Senior Living in Green Bay, WI where she had been living the past five years.
She was born March 16, 1926 in the L'Anse, MI to Emil and Ellen (Barkkari) Paulson and grew up in the L'Anse area. Prior to moving to Green Bay she lived in Marquette, where she attended Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Marquette Senior Day Care.
Phyllis is survived by a son, David Rice of San Jose, CA, a sister Maryellen Arntsen of Marquette, a brother Mavin (Beatrice) Paulson of Eveleth, MN and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 7, 2000 in the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Weber officiating. Friends may call at the church after 12:00 on Thursday. The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nelson ÒNelsÓ Maddox
McMILLAN -- Nelson ÒNelsÓ Maddox, 79, of McMillan, died Monday morning December 4, 2000 at his residence under the loving care of his family and L.M.A.S. Hospice.
Born November 23, 1921 in Gaylord, son of the late Edward & Lina (Fraley) Maddox, Mr. Maddox had been a resident of McMillan for the past 58 years, moving from Munising. Nels held various occupations during his lifetime including as a sawyer, carpenter, strawberry farmer and later in the Circulation Department of the Soo Evening News, retiring in 1980 after 21 years. He was a sportsman enjoying trout fishing and hunting and also an accomplished guitarist and artist. Nels was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge in 1945 and attended the McMillan United Methodist Church.
Besides his parents, Nels is preceded in death by three brothers and daughter Gladys. Survivors include his wife, the former Vera Simmerman of McMillan, whom he married September 9, 1939 in Munising; sons Larry (Martha) of Hillman and Ronald of Marquette; daughters Barbara (Ludy) Berry of Curtis and Judy (Barry) Kalnbach of Interlochen; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; brother Donald (June) of Melstrand; sisters Lois Jurneck of AuTrain, Gladys Gohlike of Colorado Springs, CO, Margaret (Don) Grey of Munising, Shirley (Everett) Martindale of Melstrand and Joan (Edward) of Florida.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1:00 pm at the McMillan United Methodist Church in McMillan with Pastor Paul Williams officiating. Interment will take place at the Columbus Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, December 7th from 10:00 am until time of services.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
IRON RIVER -- Emma Stockero, age 83, formerly of Stambaugh, died Sunday (Dec. 3) at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.
She was born December 10, 1916 in Hermansville, Michigan, the daughter of the late Guerino and Angela (Sudero) Marana. She attended school in Hermansville and on May 14, 1938 married Guido Stockero. The couple made their home in Stambaugh. Mr. Stockero preceded her in death on February 2, 1963.
Mrs. Stockero had worked as a nurse's aid at the Iron County General Hospital for 20 years until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, playing cards, walking and visiting with her many friends.
Emma was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Tullio, Louis, and Geno Marana, and by a sister, Mary Caliaro.
She is survived by: 1 son, George Stockero of Iron River; 1 daughter, Nancy (Jerold) Saundri of Marquette; 3 sisters, Rose (Edward) Fish of Hermansville, Clara Dani of Detroit, and Marcella (Fritz) Krueger of Shawano, Wisconsin; 5 Grandchildren, George (Shari) and Geoffrey (Lauri) Stockero, Kathryn (Dan) Brugman, Jane (Donald) Palmer, Rebecca (Michael) Mannikko; 7 Great grandchildren, Zachary and Drew Stockero, Alex and Nicholas Palmer, and Robert, Daniel, and Scott Brugman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
There will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the Langenberg Funeral Home- Stambaugh Chapel. The Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli, Pastor of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian, will officiate. Burial will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Langenberg Funeral Home- Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Myrdena A. 'Mert' Hebert
ISHPEMING -- Myrdena A. 'Mert' Hebert, age 66, of 15475 County Road 581, Ishpeming died at 1:36 PM on Monday, December 4, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital.
Mrs. Hebert was born June 15, 1934 in Grand Forks, NC to Thomas & Esther (Schriber) Gillespie. She had been an area resident for the past 35 years, and was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Negaunee. Mrs. Hebert enjoyed crafting, and camping. She and her husband were members of the Good Sams camping club.
Surviving are her husband Leonard Hebert, 2 sons, Tom (Nancy) Letson, Marquette, Ernie (Janet) Letson, Ishpeming, 1 daughter, Chris Letson, Negaunee, 1 step-daughter, Sandra (Robert) Tarvainen, Ishpeming, 1 brother, Thomas Gillespie of Montana, 1 sister, Betsy (Lafe) Duberstein of Wisconsin, 8 grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Kevin, Jeremy, Jolene, Amanda, Phillip, Leonard and Eric. She was preceded by her first husband Wallace Letson Sr., 1988, 1 son Wallace Letson Jr., 1970 and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday at the St. John's Episcopal Church, Negaunee with Rev. Virginia Peacock officiating. Mrs. Hebert's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the church from 100PM until the time of service on Thursday. The Koskey Funeral is handling the arrangements.
Verna Elizabeth Koskinen
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Verna Elizabeth Koskinen, age 86, of San Diego, CA died Sunday, November 26, 2000 at San Diego of natural causes after a lengthy bout of Alzheimers.
Mrs. Koskinen is survived by her husband, John Leonard Koskinen, a son, John Koskinen, Jr. a granddaughter, Susanne Hampton all of San Diego. A son Robert Henry Koskinen preceded her in death.
A memorial service for Mrs. Koskinen was held at the First Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA on Nov. 29, 2000 with the Reverends Noel Estegren and Ted Johns presiding.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the First Lutheran Church, Third and Nash, San Diego, CA.
Joseph ÒJoeÓ Phillip
MUNISING -- Joseph ÒJoeÓ Phillip, 76 of 815 W. Munising Ave., died at 9:15 P.M. on Monday, December 4, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital. He was born on July 7, 1924. Complete arrangements to be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home.
Ann Therese Gamelin
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church; Ann was the former owner and operator of the Powder Puff Beauty Salon. She was a longtime member of Polish American Society of Munising, and a volunteer at St. Vincent's DePaul Society.
Sisters survive Ann, Carolyn (Bob) Richardson of Lake Whale, Florida, Pauline (Stanley) Wlodarczyk of Rohnert Park, California, and Margaret (Victor) Sobol of Palos Heights, Illinois, a brother Robert (Denise) Ryzanca of Jenison, Michigan Granddaughter,
Carla (Scott) Fink-Kamps of Wayland, Michigan and a grandson, Jay Fink of Wayland, Michigan. Sisters-in-law, Florence Ryzanca, Beatrice Mikulich, and Barbara Gamelin, also a brother-in-law Donald Gamelin, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive Ann.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. from the Sacred Heart Church in Munising, Father Curtis Thomas, Officiating, Deacon James Anderson, Homolist. Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home Wednesday, December 6, 2000 after 5:00 P.M. a Parish Vigil Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home at 7:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Munising, Michigan.
Margaret S. ÒPegÓ Hildner
MARQUETTE -- Margaret S. ÒPegÓ Hildner, 84, of 1538 W. Ridge St., died Saturday, December 2, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center where she had been a resident for two days.
She was born September 21, 1916 in Portland, Oregon to James and Margaret (Kidder) Shaw. Prior to moving to Marquette she lived and worked in Portland, Oregon and Chicago IL. After retirement she and her husband lived in Naples, FL and Indian River, MI, and moved here several years ago.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jonathan Hildner, a daughter Judi (John) Stewart of Carbondale, CO a son David (Ruth) Ruff of Marquette, three grandchildren, Janelle and Patty Ruff and Jennifer (Chris) Nelson and a great grandchild, Jessica Nelson.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 9, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Weber officiating.
Memorials can be made to the Marquette County Humane Society or the Indian River Public Library.
Horace B. Waters III
NAUBINWAY -- Horace B. Waters III, 61, of Naubinway, died Monday morning December 4, 2000 at his residence under the loving care of his family and L.M.A.S. Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8, 2000 at 2:00 pm at the Engadine United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Piette officiating. Interment will follow at Naubinway Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 am until time of services.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Knute Daniel Wolfe
LIMESTONE -- Knute Daniel Wolfe, age 26, of E4178 26 Road, Limestone, Michigan, died in the early morning on Sunday, December 3, 2000 as a result of a snowmobile accident on Swanzy Lake in Forsyth Township. He was born on September 1, 1974 in South Royalton, Vermont to Stephen and Veronica (Debelak) Wolfe. Knute and his family moved to Limestone when he was a child. He graduated from Superior Central High School in 1992 and attended Northern Michigan University where he earned his Associate Degree in
Automotive Technology in 1994. During college, Knute worked part-time at the Debelak farm and at the time of his death, he was an A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Mechanic for Frei Chevrolet. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, hunting, and fishing, and he loved working with animals. Knute had an interest in classical automobiles and was restoring several vehicles, and he was also in the process of constructing his own log home.
He is survived by his parents - Stephen and Veronica Wolfe of Limestone; a brother and sister-in-law - Renuk ÒRayÓ Joseph and Alex Wolfe of Norfolk, Virginia; a sister - Bethany Soo Wolfe of Trenary; maternal grandfather, Anton Debelak of Munising, one niece, Kimberly; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 and at the church on Friday morning from 10:30 until the time of the service. Pastor Irene White will conduct the funeral at the United Methodist Church in Trenary on Friday December 8, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Limestone Township Cemetery.
Dr. Anthony J. "Tony" Kloka
A devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather, Tony is survived by: his wife of 46 years, ÒMargeÓ; his daughters, Katherine Marie ÒKathyÓ (Albert ÒDanÓ) DeForge of Atlantic Mine, and Ann Marie (Alan) Mathews of Pinckney; his grandchildren, Zachary and Sarah DeForge, Jessica, Jennifer, Margaret, and David Mathews, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 10 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Saturday morning in the church with Rev. Alexander Sample, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Members of Tony's family will serve as his escorts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Marquette Maritime Museum, the American Heart Association, or the Society of St. John in Eagle Harbor. The Fassbender Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernest B. "Riley" Barnett
SKANDIA -- Ernest B. ÒRileyÓ Barnett, 60, of 10585 US Highway 41 South, Skandia, entered eternal life Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2000, shortly after admittance to Marquette General Hospital. Born May 15, 1940 in Carlshend, a son of the late Harold and Frances (Eitenier) Barnett, he was raised in Carlshend and remained a lifelong area resident. On August 19, 1961 he married Shirley O'Connell in Carlshend and throughout the years the couple raised four of their own children, while serving as foster parents for over 15 years to many children through the Marquette County Juvenile Court system. He was employed for over 20 years with the UP Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #506. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and trapping and was a member of the UP Trappers Association and the National Rifle Association. A devoted husband, father, proud grandfather, and brother, he is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Shirley; three daughters, Valerie (John) Campbell of Burton, Lisa (Jesse) Culliver of Jackson, and Stefanie Haydo and friend Randy Southwick of Jackson; a son, Harold (Deb) Barnett of Clio; his son-in-law and friend, Pete Haydo of Jackson; his grandchildren, Eric Barnett, Ashlie Barnett, Steven Barnett, Michael Haydo, Lacey Barnett, Travis Campbell, Brandon Culliver, and Jordan Culliver; a sister, Esther McMaster of Skandia; four brothers, Dale, Chester, Claude, and Orville Barnett all of Skandia; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, beginning at 2 pm. Funeral services follow at 4 pm Friday afternoon in the funeral home with Rev. Chad Christenson, officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Skandia Community Building following services. Burial will be made in the spring at the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Wanda Pauline Wilder
MUNISING -- Wanda Pauline Wilder, age 84, of the Lakeshore Manor in Munising, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 in the late afternoon at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising following a lengthy illness. She was born on September 10, 1916 in East Jordan, Michigan to the late Ed and Beryl (Eiseman) Moore. She married Russell Woodrow Wilder on December 28, 1937. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1976. Wanda was a homemaker and a member of Eden Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her grandchildren. she participated in activities and the Lakeshore Manor, and Wanda was always willing to bake or cook to help with fundraisers.
She is survived by her sons Russell (Barbara) Wilder of Lake Linden and Richard (Gail) Wilder of Marquette, a daughter - Pat (Don) Johnson of Munising; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; five sisters Beatrice (Gerald) Boss of Charlevoix, Midge (Jim) Maynard of Oconto, Donna Stebleton of Eben, Carol (Bill) Perry of Little Lake, and Betty Edmondson of Eben; four sisters-in-law, Ida Moore of Limestone, Doris Alexander of Manistique, Mildred Burk of Manistique, and Norma Dobson of Marquette, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a son, Paul Wilder. a daughter, Barbara Miller, a granddaughter, Jody Johnson, brothers, Tom and Jim Moore, and sisters, Helen Thompson and Anna McGowan.
Friends may call at the Bowennan Funeral Home on Friday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Pastors Mary Beth and Kurt Kovanen will conduct the funeral at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2000 at the Eden Lutheran Church in Munising. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising.
Robert R. Hult Sr.
MARQUETTE -- Robert R. Hult Sr., 85, of 811 W. Bluff St., passed away Monday December 4, 2000 in the loving presence of his family and under the kind and heartfelt care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Into God's hands we commend his soul and in our hearts we will forever treasure loving memories.
Mr. Hult was born December 22, 1914 in Gwinn, MI to Gunner and Elsie (Robert) Hult. He attended school in Gwinn and Ishpeming before moving to Marquette at the age of 12, where he finished his education. He lived and worked in Marquette his entire adult life. Bob was a Master Cabinet Maker and Millwork Specialist, working for several companies including Radford Millwork Co. before becoming Carpenter Shop Supervisor at Michigan State Branch Prison. He retired in 1974 after 22 years of service at the prison. Mr. Hult was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church, a former board member as well as a member of the Tri-Cades. He was also a member of Marquette Lodge 101 Free and Accepted Masons and Frances M. Moore Consistory.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Bernadette Morris, Elton Hult, Geneva Hult and Michael Hult. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Olive ÒDollÓ Hult, two children, Robert R. Hult Jr. and his wife Margaret of Ft. Worth, TX, and Nancy Herrera and her husband Guillermo of Bay City, MI, a sister Shirley Mae Hult of Indianapolis, IN, his brother-in-law Gordon Rogers (Mae) of Negaunee, eight grandchildren, Connie, Paul, James, and Thomas Hult and Deborah, Cynthia, David and Sean Herrera, seven great grandchildren and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family of Robert R. Hult Sr. would like to extend a special and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Frank Lorsbach for his loving care and concern over the years, to our nephews Roger Houseman and Leonard Rogers Sr. and his wife Patricia for their support and loving care, to our close long time and loyal family friends Louise Connors and John M. Tacket; to Pastor Stephen Rhoades for his concern and meaningful prayers which helped us so much; to the First United Methodist Church and all who prayed and helped in any way. We will be forever grateful.
Friends may call at the Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM Friday, December 8, 2000 where masonic services will be held at 7:30 PM, and at the First United Methodist Church from 1-3 PM Saturday. Funeral services will take place at the church at 3:00 PM Saturday, December 9, 2000 with Rev. Stephen Rhoades officiating. A luncheon put on by the Women of the First United Methodist Church will follow the service. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery with Mr. Hult's grandchildren serving as pallbearers.