Obituaries

Norma Ellen (Sanderson) Amarose, 86
Friday, August 28, 2015

Norma Ellen (Sanderson) Amarose, age 86, of Hessel, Michigan, died on August 28, 2015 in Brimley, Michigan. She was born on July 21, 1929 in Pickford, Michigan to William Raymond and Beatrice Eleanor (Gough) Sanderson. Norma grew up in Pickford and graduated from Pickford High School. She married Michael Amarose on September 6, 1947. They began their family in Grand […]

by · September 2, 2015 ·
Dennis L. “Pink” Robinson, 66Friday, August 28, 2015

Dennis L. “Pink” Robinson, 66
Friday, August 28, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Dennis L. “Pink” Robinson, 66, died Friday morning August 28, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born June 5, 1949 in Newberry, son of the late William and Celia (Brom) Robinson, Pink was a 1967 graduate of Newberry High School. Pink served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on March […]

by · August 29, 2015 ·
Richard Allen Maury, 70Sunday, August 23, 2015

Richard Allen Maury, 70
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Richard Allen Maury, age 70, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2015. He was born on April 25, 1945 to parents Oliver “Dick” David Maury and Vera Ione Maury. Rich grew up in East Lansing, Michigan where he attended East Lansing High School, class of 1963. After high school, Rich worked at, managed, and eventually became the sole proprietor of […]

by · August 27, 2015 ·
Marie Augusta (Reeves) Leese, 85Friday, August 21, 2015

Marie Augusta (Reeves) Leese, 85
Friday, August 21, 2015

Marie Augusta (Reeves) Leese, age 85, of Goetzville, Michigan, died on August 21, 2015 in her home. She was born on August 1, 1930 near Indian River, Michigan to Floyd Henry and Lousie Albertina (Wester) Reeves. Marie graduated from Wolverine High School and attended Bay City Business College for one year. In 1952, she married Maurice Leese in Gaylord, Michigan. […]

by · August 27, 2015 ·
Gary A. St. Andre, 65Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gary A. St. Andre, 65
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Longtime Naubinway resident, Gary A. St. Andre, 65, died Wednesday evening August 19, 2015 at his residence. Born February 23, 1950 in Manistique, son of the late Lawrence & Marie (Linck) St. Andre, Gary was a 1968 graduate of Engadine High School where he excelled in athletics. Gary served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War until his […]

by · August 27, 2015 ·
Louis Vesel Jr.June 5, 1925 - August 22, 2015

Louis Vesel, Jr., 90
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Louis Vesel Jr., 90, of Engadine, died Saturday morning August 22, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Born June 5, 1925 in Melstrand, son of the late Louis Sr. and Mary (Butkovich) Vesel, Louie was a veteran of World War II serving the in the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was a lifetime […]

by · August 27, 2015 ·
William Garrett VerStrateNovember 21, 1952 - August 22, 2015

William Garrett VerStrate, 62
Saturday, August 22, 2015

William Garrett VerStrate, age 62, of Rudyard, Michigan, passed into the arms of his Lord on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born November 21, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, to Harry and Genevieve (Hesselink) VerStrate. William grew up on the family farm in Rudyard and graduated from Rudyard High School. […]

by · August 25, 2015 ·

Suzanne Marie Perry, 62
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Suzanne Marie Perry, age 62, passed away peacefully at her summer home on the St. Mary’s River Wednesday, August 19th with her husband and close friend at her side. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to Audrey and Raymond Schoenherr on October 1, 1952. She is survived by her loving husband Benjamin and numerous sisters and brothers: Kathleen and Michael […]

by · August 25, 2015 ·

Fredrick L. Garms, 76
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fredrick L. Garms, 76, a resident of the Grand Marais area for the last 20+ years, died at U.P. Health Systems Hospital in Marquette, on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born on August 13, 1939, in Battle Creek, he was a son of the late Harold J. Garms & Dorothy (Seymour) Schmid. Fredrick graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and […]

by · August 19, 2015 ·

Larry Owen McKechnie, 71
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Larry Owen McKechnie, 71, passed away August 13, 2015, with his family by his side in Kincheloe, Michigan. He was born February 21, 1944, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Blanche Belanger and Leo “Hoppy” Germain. Larry was a wonderful musician, who enjoyed playing fiddle and guitar with his brothers and sisters. His most cherished moments are memories he made […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·

Claude Conway, 80
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Longtime Newberry resident, Claude Conway, 80 died at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 16, 2015 while under the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on February 8, 1935, he was the son of William and Harriett (Stotler) Conway. Claude attended school in the Newberry Area. He was a general […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·
Helen Mary DesrochersDecember 15, 1928 - August 15, 2015

Helen Mary Desrochers, 86
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Helen Mary Desrochers passed away peacefully at War Memorial Hospital with her family at her side on Saturday, August 15th, 2015. She was born on December 15th, 1928 in Chesaning, Michigan to John and Mary Setula. She is survived by two daughters: Debra Arnold and Mary (John) Badenski, both of Sault Ste. Marie; four grandchildren: Matthew Arnold of Brooklyn, NY, […]

by · August 18, 2015 ·

Elaine Marie Davis, 75

Elaine Marie Davis, age 75, of Eckerman, Michigan passed away Friday evening, August 14, 2015 at the Hospice of the EUP – Hospice House. Elaine was born in Ewen, Michigan on October 4, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Niemi) Pokela. On September 19, 1959, she married Raymond Julius “Jude” Davis in Rudyard, Michigan. Elaine enjoyed baking […]

by · August 17, 2015 ·
Charles W. "Charlie" Johnson February 8, 1943 - August 12, 2015

Charles Johnson, 72
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Charles Johnson, 72, of Newberry, died Wednesday evening August 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his side, after a long battle with his health. Born February 8, 1943 in Newberry, son of the late Chick & Clara (Parent) Johnson, Charlie was a 1962 graduate of Newberry High School. On September 29, 2001 he married Rosemary Clark at his […]

by · August 15, 2015 ·
Mary "Jean" Nickelson 
October 25, 1941 - August 13, 2015

Mary J. “Jean” Nickelson, 73
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mary J. “Jean” Nickelson, 73, of Hulbert formerly of the Grand Rapids area, died at the Chippewa Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, died on Thursday morning, August 13, 2015. Born in Bay City on October 25, 1941, she was a daughter of the late John R. & Irene F. (Elmer) Bradbury. She graduated from Bay City High School and […]

by · August 15, 2015 ·