Obituaries

Marjorie (“Marge”) Elizabeth LampirisNovember 15, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Marjorie “Marge” Elizabeth Lampiris, 90
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Marjorie (“Marge”) Elizabeth Lampiris, 90, was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, November 15, 1924, to Wilbert and Ethel (Pearce) Curtis and moved to Heaven on June 16, 2015, in Muskegon, MI.  She grew up on a farm near Dafter, MI.  Every day she walked several miles to a one-room school in Dafter, then graduated from Sault High School in […]

by · June 24, 2015 ·

Gerhard B. Eckmann, 79
Friday, June 19, 2015

Gerhard B. Eckmann, 79, of Naubinway, died suddenly in the emergency room of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry on Friday, June 19, 2015. Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on September 12, 1935, Gerhard was educated in the German School system. Immigrating to the United States, he was employed by several companies. His latest was Boyne Highlands as a Facilities Manager. […]

by · June 23, 2015 ·
Robert "Jerry" WartellaMarch 4, 1947 - June 13, 2015

Robert “Jerry” Wartella, 68
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Robert “Jerry” Wartella, age 68, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan went to be with his Savior Jesus on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from the Ball Hospice House. He was born on March 3rd, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie to Robert and Verena Wartella. Jerry grew up in Moran and graduated from Rudyard High School in 1965. He was active in […]

by · June 17, 2015 ·
Gordon "Corky" JensenMarch 6, 1932 - June 13, 2015

Gordon “Corky” Jensen, 83
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Gordon “Corky” Jensen, age 83, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He was born in Princeton, Illinois to the late Taylor and Agnes (Gostomski) Jensen. Corky served his country during the Korean War, serving in the USCG at Sault Ste. Marie and the Neebish Island Lighthouse. He […]

by · June 16, 2015 ·
Douglas BrownAugust 13, 1938 - June 4, 2015

Douglas Junior Brown, 76
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Douglas Junior Brown formerly of Newberry, Michigan passed away at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on June 4, 2015. He was born in Newberry, Michigan to Harry J. and Genevieve (Oberle) Brown on August 13, 1938. Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing. He worked in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the state hospital. Doug enjoyed playing hockey in his earlier years […]

by · June 15, 2015 ·
Perry Lee ScheffersJanuary 24, 1963 - June 9, 2015

Perry Lee Scheffers, 52
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Perry Lee Scheffers, age 52, of DeTour Village, Michigan, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2015 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. Perry was born January 24, 1963 in Grand Haven, Michigan. As a young child, Perry lived in Grand Haven. His family moved to DeTour Village just before Perry started seventh grade and has lived in the area ever […]

by · June 15, 2015 ·
Barbara Jean BosbousMay 30, 1958 - June 9, 2015

Barbara Jean Bosbous, 57
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Barbara Jean ”Barb” Bosbous , age 57, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, June 9, 2015 at the Hospice of the EUP – Hospice House. Barb was born May 30, 1958 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Russell and Constance (Lyons) Allen. She graduated from Sault High School with the class of 1976. She continued […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·
James Robert BrandtMay 28, 1951 - June 6, 2015

James Robert Brandt, 64
Saturday, June 6, 2015

James Robert Brandt, age 64, of Hessel, Michigan, died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 28, 1951 in Bay City, Michigan, to Robert Paul and Beatrice Eloise (Bell) Brandt. Jim grew up in the Bay City/Auburn area. He married Nancy Kathleen Grove on October […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·
Wilma (Wojnaroski) SchmitigalDecember 29, 1932 - June 8, 2015

Wilma (Wojnaroski) Schmitigal, 82
Monday, June 8, 2015

Wilma (Wojnaroski) Schmitigal, age 82, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away at her home, Monday, June 8, 2015. She was born on December 29, 1932 in Raber, Michigan, daughter of Henry and Lorene (Waybrant) Wojnaroski. Wilma was a lifetime resident of Chippewa County. She married Lawrence Schmitigal on July 2, 1949. Together, they built their home in North Raber […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·

Scott A. Pulver, 55
Monday, June 8, 2015

Scott A. Pulver , age 55, of DeTour, Michigan passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at his home. Scott was born on June 6, 1960 in Wayne, Michigan, the son on Alexander and Kathryn (Furman) Pulver.

by · June 14, 2015 ·
Fredric MassenaNovember 9, 1924 - June 5, 2015

Fredric Massena, 90
Friday, June 5, 2015

Fredric Massena, age 90, of Cedarville, Michigan, died peacefully on June 5, 2015 at Cedar Cove in Cedarville. He was born November 9, 1924 in Washington, DC to Frederick Foster Swallow and Martha A. (Hazzard) Swallow. Fredric was orphaned during the depression and his first opportunity to attend school was the last two months of third grade in Illinois. He […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·

Kelly Glenn McNamara, 57
Monday, June 1, 2015

On Monday June 1, 2015 at 1:45 am Kelly Glenn McNamara passed away at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Kelly was born on March 18, 1958 to Janet and John McNamara in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin. He spent much of his life working in the woods and as an entrepreneur and being a family man. He loved spending all of […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·
William L. "Bill" MiddletonFebruary 10, 1929 - June 12, 2015

William “Bill” L. Middleton, 86
Friday, June 12, 2015

William “Bill” L. Middleton, 86, of Engadine MI, formerly of Chesterfield, MI, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday June, 12, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. Born February 10, 1929 in Wayne County MI, to parents William V. and Eva B. (Cothes) Middleton. Bill’s father was a Blacksmith who made all of his own tools, and opened a […]

by · June 14, 2015 ·

Kathleen “Pat” Lawrence, 94
Friday, June 12, 2015

Kathleen “Pat” Lawrence of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at McKinley Manor on June 12, 2015. She was born in East McCarron, Michigan on October 30, 1920 to John Edward and Letitia Opal (Dyer) Butler. Surviving Pat Lawrence are her sons Robert (Carol) Lawrence of Eckerman, Michigan, Ted (Connie) Lawrence of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, daughter-in-law Barb Lawrence of […]

by · June 13, 2015 ·

Claude F. Caldwell, 86
Wednesday, June 12, 2015

Claude F. Caldwell of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away peacefully at Tendercare Nursing Home on June 12, 2015. He was born in the Sault to James Victor and Myrtie (Curtis) Caldwell of Kinross, MI. Claude was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. After graduating from Rudyard High School, Claude sailed on the James A. Farrell and then went […]

by · June 13, 2015 ·