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    Harold Erwin Kleinsmith

    HIGGINS LAKE, Mich. — Harold Erwin Kleinsmith, 92 of Higgins Lake, Mich., passed away on Sunday, Jan.12, 2020, with his family by his side. Harold was born on Jan. 6, 1928 in Detroit, Mich. Harold was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jennie and Floyd Rice and by his …

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    Eugene (Gene) K. Whitens

    HERMANSVILLE — Eugene (Gene) K. Whitens, 85, Hermansville, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020 at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain. Gene, known to many as “Wheels,” was born on Nov. 25, 1934, to the late William and Theresa (Arduin) Whitens. Gene was a lifelong resident of …

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    Eugene ‘Wheels’ K. Whitens

    HERMANSVILLE — Eugene “Wheels” K. Whitens, 85, of Hermansville, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, at Dickinson County Hospital. Arrangements are scheduled for Tuesday and a full obituary will be forthcoming. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding are assisting the …

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    Betty June Kirschner

    POWERS — Betty June Kirschner, 92, of Powers, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

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    Sidney ‘Pete’ B. McKenzie

    ESCANABA — Sidney “Pete” B. McKenzie, 88, formerly from Camden, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at Hartman’s Adult Care Home in Escanaba on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a lengthy illness. At this time arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The …

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    Susann M. Binola

    ESCANABA — Susann M. Binola, 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2020, at her home following a lengthy illness. A gathering to celebrate the life of Susann will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., …

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    Charles Louis Brandt

    WALTERBORO, S.C. — Charles Louis Brandt, 97, passed away at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro, S.C., Jan. 9, 2020. Charlie was born on May 13, 1922, at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, to Frederick and Lucille Brandt. Charlie attended grade school at the Barr School in Escanaba and …

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    Janet Ann (Pearson) Oseen

    ESCANABA — Janet Ann (Pearson) Oseen, 86, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. She was born on July 19, 1933, to John and Mary Pearson of Wells, Mich. She attended Wells grade school and graduated from Escanaba Area …

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    Vernon L. Thunder Sr.

    HANNAHVILLE— Vernon L. Thunder Sr., 59, of Hannahville and Escanaba, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. He was born in Escanaba on Nov. 29, 1960, son of Perry and Cecilia (McCullough) Thunder Sr. He was a life-long resident of Hannahville and …

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    Janet A. Oseen

    ESCANABA — Janet A. Oseen, 86, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2020, at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Her husband, Raymond, preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2008. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson …

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    Jack Froberg

    RAPID RIVER — Jack Froberg, 85, of Rapid River, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the UP Health System in Marquette. Graveside services at the Rapid River Cemetery will take place in the summer of 2020. A complete obituary will be forthcoming and will be announced by the Skradski …

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    Lola E. (Norman) Ness

    ESCANABA — Lola E. (Norman) Ness, 94, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home with her loving family by her side. Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 322 S. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba. The funeral …

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    Vernon L. Thunder

    ESCANABA — Vernon L. Thunder, 59, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. Arrangements at this time are pending. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Thunder family.

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    Joyce M. Marenger

    ESCANABA — Joyce M. Marenger, 90, Escanaba, passed away on Friday Jan. 10, 2020 at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

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    Community Grief Group to meet Jan. 14

    ESCANABA — The Community Grief Group provides a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows participants the opportunity to be supported by others who understand. The next Community Grief Group meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 322 …

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    Clinton ‘Chin’ J. Plouff

    CORNELL — Clinton “Chin” J. Plouff, 85, of Cornell, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Memorial services are being planned for the summer of 2020. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting …

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    Llewellyn ‘Lew’ Mosier

    ESCANABA — Llewellyn “Lew” Mosier, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military honors will be …

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    Theresa B. Tyra

    BARK RIVER — Theresa B. Tyra, 85, of Bark River, passed away early Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. A committal service will take place on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. Entombment will …

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    Leonard L. Thorsen

    RAPID RIVER — Leonard L. Thorsen, 86, of Rapid River, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 3, 2020, at UP Health System – Marquette. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Leonard will …

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    Robert Max Danforth

    GLADSTONE — After a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Robert Max Danforth, 82, formerly of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, surrounded by his proud and loving blended family; his daughters, grandchildren, caregivers, and his dear friend, Jimmy. Robert …

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    Terry Jean Kidd

    FLAT ROCK — Terry Jean Kidd, 60, of Gladstone (Flat Rock), passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2020, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1959, in Escanaba, the daughter of Robert and Lois (Sodermark) Curran. Terry was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1977. She …

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    Bernice Evelyn Marshall

    GLADSTONE — Bernice Evelyn Marshall, 96, of 422 Montana, Gladstone, died Dec. 29, 2019, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was a resident. Bernice was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Escanaba, the daughter of Ralph and Clara Skoog. She was raised in Escanaba and was a 1941 graduate of …

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    Ronald Earl Fulcher

    MUNISING — Ronald Earl Fulcher, 83, of Munising, died at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. He was born on Feb. 24, 1936, in Munising to Trueman “Doc” and Mary Louise (Chartier) Fulcher, the oldest of 11 children. Ron was raised in Munising and graduated from …

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    Shirley Johnson

    FOSTER CITY — Shirley Ann Johnson, 83, passed from this world into her heavenly home on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain, Mich. Shirley was born in Escanaba on Jan. 31, 1936, the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Robinette of Hardwood. Shirley was …