Obituaries

Gordon McCloskey, 81
Friday, September 26, 2014

Gordon McCloskey, age 81, of Barbeau, Michigan passed away Friday evening, September 26, 2014 at the Hospice of the EUP – Hospice House. Gordon was born in Detroit, MI on June 14, 1933, the son of the late Richard and Beatrice (Gunnell) McCloskey. He was a 1951 graduate of Romulus High School. He served his country in the United States […]

by · September 29, 2014 ·
William J. SuggittDecember 29, 1926 - September 26, 2014

William J. Suggitt, 87
Friday, September 26, 2014

William J. Suggitt of South Mackinac Trail Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away Friday September 26, 2014 at the Hospice House of the EUP.  Bill was born December 29, 1926 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Arthur and Edith Suggitt. Bill was a retired teamster at Claremont Transfer,  worked in maintenance at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church having built the rose […]

by · September 27, 2014 ·

Robert Bruce Burton Sr., 84
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Robert Bruce Burton Sr. passed away at home surrounded by family after a bout with prostate cancer. He was born July 4, 1930 and died September 20, 2014. Rob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Merry Lou (Badder) Burton, children: Greg Burton, Cindy Schwiderson, Celia (Lou) Gates, Bob Burton, Robin (Leo) Burnett and […]

by · September 27, 2014 ·
Richard "Dick" Van SadlerMarch 14, 1930 - September 22, 2014

Richard “Dick” Van Sadler, 84
Monday, September 22, 2014

Richard “Dick” Van Sadler, 84, of Engadine, Michigan, went to his heavenly home on Monday September 22, 2014, with family at his side. Born March 14, 1930 in Deford, son of the late Perry & Edna (VanBlaircon) Sadler, he enlisted in the Navy at age 17, followed by the Marine Corp where he was an Expert Marksman. Richard spent many […]

by · September 27, 2014 ·
Dorothy M. MacDonald HillierFebruary 9, 1915 - September 21, 2014

Dorothy M. MacDonald Hillier, 99
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dorothy M. MacDonald Hillier of Sault Ste. Marie peacefully passed away on Sunday morning, September 21, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born in Wetmore, Michigan on February 9, 1915 to Louis C. Litzner Sr. and Augusta (Wiertella) Litzner. She graduated as class valedictorian from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace in 1932. Shortly thereafter […]

by · September 27, 2014 ·
Andrew Herman PatzerSeptember 4, 1918 - September 22, 2014

Andrew Herman Patzer, 96
Monday, September 22, 2014

Lifelong Engadine resident, Andrew Herman Patzer, 96, died Monday morning September 22, 2014 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born September 4, 1918 in Engadine, a twin son of the late Andrew & Wilhelmina (Greenwald) Patzer, Herman was baptized and confirmed in Bethlehem Lutheran Church and remained a lifelong member. Combining travel with employment, Herman worked in Detroit and […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Shellsea Blair LefebreDecember 15, 2001 - September 21, 2014

Shellsea Blair Lefebre, 12
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shellsea Blair “Shelly” Lefebre, age 12, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, September 21, 2014 on Drummond Island, Michigan. Shelly was born on December 15, 2001 in Coos Bay, Oregon. She was a seventh grader at Sault Area Middle School. She was a member of 4-H, Girl Scouts Troop #5160, and Calvary Baptist Church – where […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
William Fred “Bill” BecksNovember 8, 1938 - September 21, 2014

William Fred “Bill” Becks, 75
Sunday, September 21, 2014

William Fred “Bill” Becks, age 75, of Pickford, Michigan, died on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born on November 8, 1938 to William Henry and Lucille Mildred (Haas) Becks in Newberry, Michigan. Bill grew up in Newberry, moved to Pickford as a child and graduated from Pickford High School in 1956. He went to […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·

Betty McNeil, 66
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Betty McNeil of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at her home on September 17, 2014. She was born in Newberry, Michigan on June 1, 1948 to Donald and Verna (Cantrall) Wickwire. Betty worked at Tendercare Nursing Home for many years as a nurse assistant. Surviving Betty are her children, Russell J. (Jen) McNeil of Austin, Texas, and Carol L. […]

by · September 23, 2014 ·
Walter "Jr." WilsonNovember 2, 1928 - September 18, 2014

Walter “Jr.” Wilson, 85
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Walter “Jr.” Wilson of Cedarville, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on September 18, 2014. He was born November 2, 1928 to Walter and Helen (Bertram) Wilson. Jr. was a member of the V.F.W., Lions Club, and the Elks. He loved to travel and dance, he also enjoyed antique boats and cars, snowmobiles, and woodworking. He was always helpful, […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·
Max A. MacaulayOctober 17, 1934 - September 18, 2014

Max A. Macaulay, 79
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Max A. Macaulay, 79, a lifelong Lakefield Twp. resident, died at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born on October 17, 1934 in Germfask, Max was the son of the late Archie & Easter (Bryers) Macaulay. Max graduated from Newberry High School in the class of 1953. In 1957, Max enlisted in the U.S. Army […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·

Captain George James Lawrence, 93
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Captain George James Lawrence, age 93, passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2014 at Hospice House of the E.U.P.  George was born in Sault Ste. Marie on September 6, 1921 son of George and Anna (Prior) Lawrence. He worked at Pingatores before joining the service.  During World War II George served as a navigator on a B24 on the China Burma Run […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·
Joanne Waldo StewartFebruary 4, 1924 - September 14, 2014

Joanne Waldo Stewart, 90
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Joanne Waldo Stewart was a longtime resident of the Les Cheneaux Islands and Cedarville, Michigan. Joanne often said that she’d lived many lives in her lifetime. She died in her home on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the age of 90. She was blessed to have lived a full and interesting life. Joanne was born on February 4, 1924 in […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·
Frances Jane (Teeple) SemaskyOctober 28, 1937 - September 11, 2014

Frances Jane (Teeple) Semasky, 76
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Frances Jane Semasky, 76, passed away peacefully at War Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Frances was born on October 28, 1937 in Bay Mills, Michigan. She was predeceased by her son Robert, her mother Sarah Teeple, her father Frank Teeple and brothers Frank (Boss Man), Edgar, Emerson, Steve, Larry, Vernon (Bud), her sisters Dorothy, Bernice and Clara, and her […]

by · September 17, 2014 ·

Helen Louise Bryers, 86
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Helen Louise Bryers, aged 86, died peacefully on September 14, 2014 in Cheboygan, Michigan surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 6, 1928 to Orville and Lettie Puckett in East Jordan, Michigan. Helen was one of nine children. In 1950, Helen married the love of her life, David Bryers. They moved to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan in 1952 […]

by · September 17, 2014 ·