Obituaries

Dennis "Lee Stevens" Watson IIIJanuary 19, 1989 - July 13, 2015

Dennis Lee Watson, III (Lee Stevens), 26
Monday, July 13, 2015

Dennis Lee Watson, III (Lee Stevens), 26, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 as a result of a car accident. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, January 19, 1989, he was employed at Kewadin Casinos in surveillance. He was a 2007 graduate of Rudyard High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his daughter, […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
Patricia Ann McHaneyAugust 28, 1928 - July 28, 2015

Patricia Ann McHaney, 86
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Patricia Ann McHaney, age 86, of Pickford, Michigan, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in St. Ignace, Michigan. She was born August 28, 1928, in Cadillac, Michigan, to Wilson Redfield Sawyer, Jr. and Annabelle Gladys (Bohley) Sawyer. Pat grew up in Cadillac and then Traverse City, Michigan, where she graduated from Traverse City High School as Salutatorian of her class. A […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
Stephen Harold GardJanuary 22, 1954 - July 20, 2015

Stephen Harold Gard, 61
Monday, July 20, 2015

Stephen Harold Gard, age 61, passed away on July 20, 2015, at Marquette General Hospital. He was born on January 22, 1954 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Rosemary and Richard H. Gard. When Steve was six months old, he, his parents and two older sisters steamed across the Atlantic Ocean on the USS General Patch to make their home in Sault […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·

Jeannette Beale, 86
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jeannette Beale of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 25, 2015. She was born, the youngest of five, August 31, 1928 to John and Alice Yanchuk in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Jeannette was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church. Surviving Mrs. Beale are her sons; Darien (Ruth) Neveu of Sault Ste. […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
Leon "Ukie" EitremSeptember 11, 1943 - July 26, 2015

Leon “Ukie” Eitrem, 71
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Leon “Ukie” Eitrem of Sugar Island, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at home on July 26, 2015. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on September 11, 1943 to Oden and Marguerite (Mastaw) Eitrem. Leon’s wish was to live and die on Sugar Island was fulfilled. He served two tours in Viet Nam and was a Disabled American Veteran. He […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
William R. Streeter, Sr.December 21, 1923 - July 29, 2015

William R. Streeter, Sr., 91
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

William R. Streeter, Sr. passed away Wednesday morning, July 29, 2015 at the Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie at age 91. He was born to Carl and Ruth Streeter in Marion, Ohio Dec. 21, 1923. The family moved to Raco, Michigan in 1931. Bill was a long time resident of Sault Ste. Marie. As a young man Bill worked […]

by · July 31, 2015 ·
Vernon Joseph FrankovichJanuary 13, 1928 - July 25, 2015

Vernon Joseph Frankovich, 87
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vernon Joseph Frankovich, age 87, of Goetzville, Michigan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born January 13, 1928 in DeTour Township, Michigan, to Thomas and Victoria Antionette (Malkowski) Frankovich. Vernon grew up on the family farm in Goetzville and attended DeTour High School. Upon graduation, he worked on the farm and then went to […]

by · July 30, 2015 ·
Robert R. Fyvie Sr.January 30, 1920 - July 26, 2015

Robert R. Fyvie, Sr., 95
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Robert R. Fyvie Sr., 95, died Sunday evening July 26, 2015 at his residence. Born January 30, 1920 in Port Huron Township, son of the late Roy and Violet (Aten) Fyvie, Bob attended Newberry High School and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. at Camp Germfask from 1938-1939. On August 15, 1941, he enlisted in […]

by · July 30, 2015 ·
John Lee WooleyJanuary 11, 1956 - July 14, 2015

John Lee Wooley, 59
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

John Lee Wooley, age 59, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. John was born January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Marvin and Mary (Fellers) Wooley. He was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and continued his education at the University of Houston where […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·
Melvin William LehtoMarch 28, 1926 - July 15, 2015

Melvin W. Lehto, 89
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Melvin W. Lehto, 89, died Wednesday afternoon July 15, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born March 28, 1926 in Newberry, son of the late Jacob and Laimi (Mattson) Lehto, Melvin married the former Carmen Johnson on March 2, 1959 in Petoskey. He was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·

Albert Kujala, 86
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Albert Kujala of Rudyard, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 21, 2015. He was born in Rudyard, Michigan on December 23, 1928 to Matt and Ida (Haapala) Kujala. Surviving Albert is his brother Ernest Kujala. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Albert in death are his parents, his brothers Wilho and Emil, and sisters […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·

Marjean Smart, 83
Monday, July 13, 2015

Marjean Smart of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2015. She was born on May 18, 1932 to Glen and Beulah (Sheppard) Smart. Surviving Marjean are her brothers Jon Smart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Joel Smart of Traverse City, Michigan, sister-in-law Gertrude (Gordon) Smart-Lindenblad of Lakeland, Florida. Also surviving are her nieces Jill Smart […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Lawrence "Larry" McNeill
July 13, 1941 - July 18, 2015

Lawrence W. McNeill, 74
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lawrence W. “Larry or Mac” McNeill, 74, of Portage Twp., Germfask, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 18, 2015 while under the care of Northwood’s Home Health. Born in Cedar Lake Michigan, Larry was the oldest son of the late Lawrence A. & Dorothy M. (Friskie) McNeill. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran until his […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·

Ruth M. Massey, 81
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ruth M. Massey, 81, a lifelong area resident, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born on April 17, 1934 in McMillan, she was a daughter of the late Charles J. Braley and Catherine Kohler. She attended McMillan Schools until her 8th grade year. On August 29, 1953 she married Samuel Massey. She was […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Marjorie Patricia MilliganOctober 10, 1925 - July 20, 2015

Marjorie Patricia “Pat” Milligan, 89
Monday, July 20, 2015

Marjorie Patricia “Pat” Milligan, age 89, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away Monday morning, July 20, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit. A lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, She was born to Edward L and Marjorie Mattson on October 10, 1925 in the Sault. Patricia’s father, the Late Edward L Mattson, was a true “pioneer […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·