Obituaries

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 ·

Edna White, 100
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Edna White of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at Tendercare Nursing Home on September 14, 2014. She was born to Floyd and Dora (Burns) Webb on February 26, 1914 in Columbus, Ohio. Surviving Mrs. White are her daughter Valjean Piche of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, her grandchildren; Michael (Linda) Piche and Gary (Amy) Piche, her great grandchildren; Jessica Piche […]

by · September 17, 2014 ·

Betty Mae Somes, 86
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Betty Mae Somes, age 86, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away late Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014 at her home. Betty was born April 25, 1928 in Gary, Indiana to the late John and Sarah (Cooper) Rayson. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Salvation Army. Betty was the “mom of the neighborhood”. She enjoyed […]

by · September 12, 2014 ·
Perry PingatoreFebruary 12, 1930 - September 10, 2014

Perry Pingatore, 84
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Perry Pingatore of Sault Ste. Marie died Wednesday, Sept. 10, at his home. He was 84. The longtime city businessman and volunteer, son of the late Orlando and Mary (Perry) Pingatore, lived for 72 years in the house that he was born in on Kimball Street, nearly 50 years of it with his wife, Beverly LeLievre, whom he married Sept. […]

by · September 12, 2014 ·

Gail Ann Newcomb, 66
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gail Ann Newcomb of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on Sept. 2, 2014. She was born on April 14,1948 to Wm. H. & Marguriete M. Newcomb in Sault Ste. Marie and is a 1967 graduate of Sault Area High School. She graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1986. Gail enjoyed sewing & was an […]

by · September 11, 2014 ·

Dianne “Granny” Hartman, 69
Monday, September 8, 2014

Dianne “Granny” Hartman, age 69, of Kincheloe, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 8, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital. Granny was born July 15, 1945 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Raoul and Mary (Dawson) Tremblay. She was a cook at Frank and Jim’s, Clyde’s, The Malamute Saloon, Frank’s Place, and The Pasty Shop. Granny enjoyed a good game of […]

by · September 11, 2014 ·
Irene Izzard

Irene Winnafred Sherman Izzard, 94
Monday, September 8, 2014

Irene Izzard of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on September 8, 2014. She was born in McCarron, Michigan on March 16, 1920 to Thomas and Jane (Jamieson) Weir. Irene was a member of the First Baptist Church. She married Clifford Sherman in 1941. After his passing Irene married Wesley Izzard in 1969, Wesley passed away […]

by · September 10, 2014 ·
Kelly Lee CutisMay 2, 1961 - September 8, 2014

Kelly Lee Curtis, 53
Monday, September 8, 2014

Kelly Lee Curtis, 53, of Sault Sainte Marie, MI. and formerly of Grayling passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014. Kelly was born in Pontiac, MI on March 2, 1961, a son of the Karen (Hall) and Keith Curtis. He served in the US Air Force. Kelly had recently retired from the State of Michigan where he was employed as […]

by · September 10, 2014 ·