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    Virginia Wachal

    Virginia May Wachal, 82, of Menominee, Mich. passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at her home. She was born May 22, 1937 in Marinette, Wis. to the late George and Lucille (Wagner) Rastall. Virginia graduated from Marinette High School. On November 23, 1957 Virginia married John Wachal at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Walsch he Preceded her in death on January 23, 2006. Virginia worked and retired from Ansul. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Virginia enjoyed bowling, her 2 dogs Lily and Bentley, going snowmobiling, camping and attending music festivals. But most of all she loved  her family and all her farm animals. Virginia is…

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    Clarence “Chuck” Nason

    CLARENCE “CHUCK” NASON, JR, 78, of Menominee, MI passed away on Thursday February 13, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area.  Chuck was born on March 12, 1941 in Menominee, MI to the late Clarence and Ruth Nason Sr.  On June 15, 1991 Chuck married the former Sandra Lee Imhoff in Menominee, MI.  Chuck worked as a diesel mechanic at Stang’s, Enstrom Helicopter, was a small engine mechanic at Orpy’s and retired from DeCrane Aircraft as a welder.  He enjoyed racing snowmobiles in the 70’s and was a jack of all trades who could fix anything.  Chuck’s passion was hunting and fishing with his 2 sons. Chuck is survived…

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    Evelyn Klitzke

    EVELYN R. KLITZKE, 86, of Wallace, MI passed away on Sunday February 9, 2020 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson.  The former Evelyn Ruth Johnson was born on July 28, 1933 in Stephenson, MI to the late Antone and Julia (Moran) Johnson.  On June 17, 1950 Evelyn married Donald C. Klitzke at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Greenwoods, MI. Donald preceded her in death on September 10, 2010.  Evelyn worked as a cook at Reinke’s Restaurant and later worked as a nurse’s aid at Roubal’s Nursing Home and Pinecrest Nursing Home.  She loved being outdoors fishing and just enjoying nature.  Evelyn further enjoyed baking, cooking, crafting, shopping and…

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    Janet Reinicke

    Janet Imelda Reinicke, 101, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born on August 26, 1918 in Waterbury, Conn. to the late Clifton and Anna (Kamp) Barton. She married Robert Reinicke and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2005. J anet was a homemaker all of her life. She loved gardening, she was a proud member of Riverside Country Club, an avid Green Bay Packers fan and long time season ticket holder, and she enjoyed keeping up with her investments and stocks. She is survived by her sister, Imogene Proto and niece Kathy Sutherland and nephew Billy Proto, sister-in-law Evelyn Barton and nieces Janice Tirrell, Susan Barton,…

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    Eleanor M. Parrett

    ELEANOR M. PARRETT, 92 of Wallace, MI passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday February 2, 2020 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson, MI.  The former Eleanor Margaret LaCanne was born on March 28, 1927 in Menominee, MI to the late William and Esther (Adams) LaCanne.  On December 30, 1947 Eleanor married Raymond Parrett in Menominee, MI.  Raymond preceded her in death on January 16, 2010.  Eleanor was a homemaker and later went to work at the Boreal Glove Factory and then KSU retiring in 1990.  Eleanor enjoyed canning, baking and gardening.  She loved family gatherings and Christmas was her favorite time of year.  Eleanor was always…

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    Elizabeth Frankard

    ELIZABETH ANN FRANKARD, 71 of Marquette, MI, formerly of Menominee, MI, passed away on Sunday February 2, 2020 at Norlight Nursing Center in Marquette where she was a resident for the past 2 years. Elizabeth was born on December 3, 1948 in Menominee to the late Frank and Irene (Schumacher) Frankard. She worked for Goodwill Industries for many years. Elizabeth enjoyed doing needlework. Survivors include her brother: Kenneth (Judy) Frankard of Porterfield, WI; 2 nieces: Lisa (Donald) Sundelius of Porterfield, WI and Christine (Matt) Senctincar of Waukegan, IL; and 1 nephew: Michael (Julie) Frankard of Porterfield, WI. No services will be held at this time. Elizabeth will be entombed in…

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    Paul Meissner

    Paul Arthur Meissner, 91, formerly of Menominee, Mich. passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was born on May 27, 1928 in Menominee to the late Arthur and Theresa (Neumeier) Meissner. Paul graduated from Menominee High School. He married the former Evelyn Falk on September 11, 1948. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2015.  Paul was the owner/operator of Meissner Television and Stereo/Radio business in Marinette for many years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Birch Creek and served as an usher. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife enjoyed living on the water. Paul’s passion was…

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    Doris Leyo

    DORIS J. LEYO, 95 of Menominee, MI passed away on Sunday February 2, 2020 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson, MI.  The former Doris Jane Baribeau was born on October 12, 1924 in Marinette, WI to the late George and Elizabeth (Menard) Baribeau.  She was a 1942 graduate of Menominee High School.  On November 17, 1945, Doris married Andrew J. Leyo in Menominee, MI.  Andrew preceded her in death on October 2, 1981.  Doris was an active member of Resurrection Catholic Church where she enjoyed volunteering and was past president of  St. Anne’s Altar Society.  Doris enjoyed crocheting, gardening and watching birds.  Most importantly, the time she spent…

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    Marvin Mayer

    MARVIN AUGUST MAYER, 93 of Menominee, MI passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area in Marinette, WI.  Marvin was born on August 6, 1926 in Junction City, WI to August and Mary (Forsyth) Mayer.  Marvin graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, WI in 1943. On August 25, 1951 Marvin married the former Lauretta Laskowski in Stevens Point, WI.  Although Marvin and Lauretta had no children of their own, they were blessed to call Jorge from Brazil, Renaldo from Ecuador, Julissa and Elisa from the Dominican Republic their children as these children lived with the Mayer’s while attending school and have…

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    Steven Blom

    Steven Wayne Blom, 65, of Menominee, MI lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Aurora Bay Area Medical Center with his family by his side.  Steve loved the outdoors. Hunting season was his favorite “holiday”. He spent much of his time at camp where he enjoyed hosting card parties and making memories having drinks with his friends and family. He especially looked forward to spending weekends with his best friend Dick Mortel at his cabin. He and Debbie loved working on their crafts at camp and having craft sales at their home. A trip to the casino was something that was always on their to-do…

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    Anthony Larochelle

    ANTHONY L. LAROCHELLE, 50 of Menominee, MI passed away on Monday January 27, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area with his family by his side.  Anthony was born on October 27, 1969 in Manchester, NH to Conrad and Linda (Fuller) Larochelle.  On August 2, 2013 Anthony married the former Kimberley Clemens in Menominee, MI.  Anthony worked most of his working career as a general laborer in construction.  He enjoyed playing Xbox, building model cars, reading comic books and was a movie enthusiast. Survivors include his wife:  Kimberley of Menominee, MI; mother:  Linda Larochelle of Wausaukee, WI; sister:  Justine (Corwyn) Hodge of Lena, WI; stepson:  Gary (Kayla) Bruyere of…

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    Randy Tharp

    Randy Tharp, born on September 18, 1956, died January 20, 2020, at the age of 63, after suffering many years with multiple heath issues.  Randy was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Menominee, graduated from Menominee High School, Class of 1975, and worked and lived in Menominee until his death.  Many thanks to the Atrium Acute Care Nursing Home, where he received excellent care from a kind and compassionate staff.  Many know Randy from his hair salon, “Hair I Am”, where he delighted in making his clients more beautiful while sharing entertaining stories from his life.  He had a wonderful, and often, self-deprecating sense of humor which he…

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    Cliff Kozak

    Clifford Norbert Kozak, 68, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 23, 2020 while on a greatly anticipated ice fishing trip. Cliff was born January 29, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Norbert and Mary Ann (Wojcik) Kozak. Cliff was in his early twenties when he moved to Daggett, Michigan where he began his lifelong ambition, tenderly caring for plants, flowers, trees and shrubbery in the Kozak Nursery. Cliff found great happiness in the outdoors and was always using his green thumb to spread joy to others. Cliff shared his wonder of the world with his loving wife, Hazel (Eland) Kozak; whom he was head-over-heels in love with for the past…

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    Carol Voigt

    Carol M. Voigt, 89, of Menominee, MI went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 24, 2020, at home with her family by her side. She was born January, 29, 1930, in Marinette, WI to the late John and Gertrude (Schainstine) Felch. Carol graduated from Marinette High School class of 1949. On October 14, 1950, she married Paul Voigt and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1991.  Carol worked at the MSU Extension Agency as a Family Living Program Assistant for 15 years and Roubal Nursing Home as a CNA for 10 years. Carol was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menominee, MI and…

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    William Kleikamp

    William J. Kleikamp, 82, of Powers, Mich. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. He was born June 24, 1937 in Nadeau Township to the late Harold and Esther Kleikamp. William worked for St. Johns Logging for over 30 years as an equipment operator and retired in 2000. William enjoyed getting together with his buddies for morning coffee, making maple syrup, hunting and ice fishing. Over the years he received many trophies for his 1960’s black Cadillac. He also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, snowmobiling and stock car driving. William was a member of the IXL…

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    Elaine Michaelson

    In Loving Memory Elaine Marie Michaelson July 4, 1946 – January 16, 2020 Beloved wife to Donald Mother to Sheila and Michael Grandmother to Jake, Madelyn and Walter Loving sister to Barbara, Marlene and Alvin Generous and kind friend to so many   Elaine Marie Michaelson, 73, of Pelkie, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2020 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  Elaine was born on July 4, 1946, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Raymond and Martha Laszewski.  She graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1964.   As an avid Bible reader and teacher, Elaine was an active member of the local congregation of Jehovah’s…

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    Janice Vanitvelt

    JANICE A. VANITVELT, 68 of Menominee passed away on Thursday January 9, 2020 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Menominee.  Visitation for Janice will be held at Anderson Kell Funeral Home on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Janice Vanitvelt at 1:00 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Abraham Mupparathara presiding.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

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    Trever Francour

    TREVER M. FRANCOUR, 17 of Menominee, MI passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020 in Menominee.  Trever Michael Francour was born on May 10, 2002 in Marinette, WI.  Trever was a former student of Menominee High School and currently enrolled with Blackwell Job Corp for trade and construction.   Trever loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding ATV’s, but did love gaming too.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and was an avid prankster. Survivors include his parents:  Macy Berzsenyi and David “Mick” Kienitz; sisters:  Matty and Michelle Kienitz; grandparents:  James and Wanda Furlong and Beth Kienitz; aunt:  Nicole (Brad) Mikus; cousin:  Skylynn; great grandparents:  Robert and…

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    Kenneth Polasky

    Kenneth James Polasky passed away Friday, December 27, at the age of 65. Ken was born September 17, 1954 in Muskegon, Mi, to Carol (Suennen) Polasky and the late John Polasky. Ken graduated from Menominee High School, class of 73′, after which he joined the Army, Military Police. While stationed in Germany Ken met Janet Richards and they were married in April of 1976. Ken was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved the game so much he coached both his sons’ teams. Ken enjoyed fishing, collecting antiques, and spending time with his friends, children, and grandchildren.  Ken was the best story teller and was gifted at entertaining all…

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    Gabrielann Okins

    GABRIELANN OKINS, 72 of Stephenson, MI passed away on Monday December 30, 2019 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay, WI. The former Gabrielann Czeto was born on January 4, 1947 in Lima, OH to Joseph and Mary Ann (Kiraly) Czeto.  On April 7, 1973 she married Fred Okins in Wallace, MI.  Gabrielann enjoyed gardening, flowers and baking.  She further enjoyed horses, being outdoors, hunting, fishing and hobby farming.  Gabrielann was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband:  Fred Okins; 2 sons:  Joseph (Kayla) Okins and Michael Okins; 5 step children:  Kimberly, Rondi, Lori, Randy and Cindy; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.  She was…

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    Robert “Bob” Hanson

    ROBERT “BOB” D. HANSON, 65 of Stephenson, MI passed away at home, surrounded by family, on January 1, 2020 after a 4 year battle with cancer. Bob was born on May 27, 1954 to William and Clara (Schainstine) Hanson in Marinette, WI. Bob married Floreta Eichhorn on July 21, 1973 in Nadeau, MI. He worked for the Menominee County Road Commission retiring after 44 years as foreman. Bob played bass guitar in various local bands for many years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years: Floreta; son: Greg (Judi) Hanson and their children: Logan and Sawyer;…

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    Virginia DeDamos

    Virginia Ann DeDamos, 89, of Menominee, Mich. passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was born on January 17, 1930 in Menominee to the late Gust and Lucy (Fischer) Johnson. She graduated from Menominee High School class of1948. Virginia married Albert DeDamos on May 26, 1951. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2006. Virginia is survived by her children, Renee Nelson, Jean Rietveld(Buzz), Janet (Don) Neuens, Noreen Leanna(Roberto), Ken (Karen) DeDamos, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her friend and sister-in-law Dee Thiesen, and other family members and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by seven siblings. Visitation will…

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    Richard Brown

    Richard Michael Brown, 68, of Menominee, MI, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI. Rich graduated from Gwinn High School in 1970, where he excelled in basketball.  He attended Michigan Tech on a basketball scholarship.  After two years, he was recruited to Northern Michigan University to play with the NMU Wildcats.  He graduated in 1975. Rich and his wife, Deb, lived in Marquette, Michigan where Rich worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company.  After many years, they moved to Green Bay, WI where Rich worked for Carver Yachts.  In his retirement, Rich enjoyed his Cottage on the Shore in Menominee, MI.  He was happiest…

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    Gene Dressel

    Gene W. Dressel, 78, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday evening, December 29, 2019. Gene was born on July 2, 1941 in LeSueur, Minnesota to the late Gomer and Agnes (Goetzke) Dressel. After graduating from Menominee High School in 1959 Gene entered the Army in June 1959 and served overseas in Germany. On May 23 1970 Gene married Nancy (Mathison) Dressel at the First United Methodist Church in Menominee. Gene worked at Emerson Electric in Menominee until his retirement as a Tool and Die Maker and Supervisor of the Molding Department. Gene was also a member of the American Legion.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing horseshoes, and taking occasional trips to the casino…