Obituaries

Francis “Buzz” McKechnie
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Francis ‘Buzz’ McKechnie of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Sunday June 22, 2014.  Francis was born April 7, 1977 in Sault Ste. Marie to Robert and Peggy McKechnie.   Buzz enjoyed hockey, boxing, softball, poker and spending time with family and friends.   He is survived by his son Austin McKechnie;  parents Robert and Peggy McKechnie; sisters Rachel (Gene Vassar) McKechnie and […]

by · July 9, 2014 ·

Monica Norton
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monica “Monnie” A. Norton, died July 6, 2014 at Hospice House of the E.U.P. in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was born June 8, 1933 in Gaylord, Michigan. She was the daughter of the Frank and Gertrude (Swiecicki) Vinecki. She lived most of her adult life in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Monica married Charles W. Norton on January 28, 1956 […]

by · July 9, 2014 ·
Susan M. PogleseDecember 1, 1931 - July 2, 2014

Susan M. Poglese
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Susan M. Poglese, age 82, formerly of Hessel, Michigan died on July 2, 2014 in Redford, Michigan. She was born on December 1, 1931 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Carl Anthony and Eleanor (Scarfone) Poglese. Susie and her four younger sisters grew up on a farm on Poglese Road in Hessel. For many of those years, the farm had […]

by · July 7, 2014 ·

Rita J. Lemanek
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rita J. Lemanek, 65, of Little Lake Harbor, died suddenly at her residence Wednesday morning July 2, 2014. Born March 18, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Leston & Adele (Artinian) House, Rita was a graduate of Pius XI High School and attended cosmetology school, both in Milwaukee. Rita was a dance instructor for 40 years at The […]

by · July 5, 2014 ·

Kaleel DeWeese Jones
Monday, June 9, 2014

Kaleel (Kal) DeWeese Jones, son of Edith (DeWeese) and John Williams Jones 7th of Strongs, Michigan passed away on Monday June 9, 2014. He was born on July 20, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan and was married to Josephine Irene (Schutte) for nearly 68 years, who he now joins, as she passed away April 13, 2014. Kal’s family has a 112 […]

by · July 3, 2014 ·
Romy P. CastilloOctober 28, 1940 - June 22, 2014

Romy P. Castillo
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Romy P. Castillo, age 73, of Rudyard, Michigan, died June 22, 2014 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born October 28, 1940 in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines to Monico and Ramona (Pale) Castillo and was named Gaudioso Pale Castillo at birth. Romy grew up in Kawit then joined the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in San Diego, Puerto […]

by · July 1, 2014 ·
John Emil TominacJanuary 18, 1930 - June 29, 2014

John Emil Tominac
Sunday, June 29, 2014

John Emil Tominac, age 84, of Raber, Michigan, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Petoskey, Michigan, with his family at his side. He was born January 18, 1930 in Raber Township to Peter and Mildred Tominac. John was a lifelong Raber resident. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army in Korea. When he returned to […]

by · July 1, 2014 ·
Oren Roy FountainMay 6, 1925 - June 29, 2014

Oren Roy Fountain
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oren Roy Fountain, age 89, of Pickford, Michigan, died on Sunday June 29, 2014 at home. He was born on May 6, 1925 in Pickford, to Roy Ira and Ethel Jane (Gray) Fountain. Oren grew up in Pickford where he attended Sunshine Elementary School and then Pickford Schools. Oren served in the United States Marines in the Pacific Theatre during […]

by · July 1, 2014 ·
Florence C. (McPherson) CaswellJuly 7, 1912 - June 30, 2014

Florence C. (McPherson) Caswell
Monday, June 30, 2014

Longtime Newberry resident, Florence C. (McPherson) Caswell, 101, died Monday evening June 30, 2014 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born July 7, 1912 in Petoskey, daughter of the late William & Anna (Tyler) Groh, Florence had been a resident of Newberry since 1935. In addition to being a devoted homemaker raising her family, she enjoyed camping, quilting, canning, baking donuts […]

by · July 1, 2014 ·
Helen Pearl LehreJuly 20, 1940 - June 29, 2014

Helen Pearl Lehre
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Helen P Lehre passed away on June 29, 2014 with family at her side at the Hospice House. She was born on July 20, 1940. She was a lifelong resident of Sault, Michigan and a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She held many jobs through-out her life, none of which were more important to her than that […]

by · July 1, 2014 ·
Howard Emerson VollickFebruary 18, 1931 - June 23, 2014

Howard E. Vollick
Monday, June 23, 2014

Howard E. Vollick of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at his home on June 23, 2014 surrounded by his family. Howard was born February 18, 1931 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to William and Ellen (Farrish) Vollick. Howard was an excellent woodworker. He worked with Soo Builders for many years as well as the First United Presbyterian Church after […]

by · June 26, 2014 ·
Gregory J. BrownFebruary 1, 1961 - June 22, 2014

Gregory J. Brown
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gregory J. Brown of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan on June 22, 2014. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 1, 1961 to John A. and Deloris (Shene) Brown. Greg enjoyed camping with his family in addition to watching his son play football, shopping with his daughter Hunter, and enjoying one […]

by · June 25, 2014 ·
Albert "Slim" McCormickJune 24, 1934 - June 19, 2014

Albert “Slim” McCormick
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Albert Henry “Slim” McCormick, age 79, of Dafter, Michigan, passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 19, 2014 at Tendercare Nursing Home. Slim was born on June 24, 1934 in Brimley, Michigan to the late Andrew and Agnes (Rates) McCormick. He served his country in the United States Army, and later worked in the commercial fishing industry and in construction (where […]

by · June 23, 2014 ·

John “Jack” William Mitchell
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

John “Jack” William Mitchell, 86, of Conway, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 5, 1927 in Kipling, Ohio, the only son of the late William John and Mildred Burris Mitchell. Jack graduated as an outstanding athlete from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. His career in the newspaper business spanned […]

by · June 21, 2014 ·
Mary Isabell (Stevenson) Plont June 7, 1938  - June 18, 2014

Mary Isabell (Stevenson) Plont
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mary Isabell (Stevenson) Plont, age 76, of DeTour Village, Michigan, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, Michigan. She was born June 7, 1938 in DeTour Village to Frederick James and Pearl (McLeod) Stevenson. Mary was a lifelong DeTour resident. On December 30, 1961, she married George Joseph Plont at Sacred Heart Church in DeTour […]

by · June 20, 2014 ·