Obituaries

Anna M. Barr, 90
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Anna M. Barr, age 90, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at her home on February 22, 2015. Ann was born in Pickford, Michigan on December 16, 1924 and was a lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church. She worked for over 35 years for Michigan Bell Telephone. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, swimming, fishing, deer and partridge hunting at camp, […]

by · February 25, 2015 ·
Eldon Holly SeamanJuly 28, 1922 - February 21, 2015

Eldon Holly Seaman, 92
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Eldon Holly Seaman, age 92, of Drummond Island, Michigan, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, Michigan. He was born July 28, 1922, on Drummond Island to Holly Ludlow Seaman and Hilma Lydia (Korpi) Seaman. Eldon was a lifelong resident of Drummond Island. He was a 1940 graduate of DeTour Schools. He served in the […]

by · February 24, 2015 ·

Leon D. Flatt, 98
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Longtime Engadine resident, Leon D. Flatt, 98, died Sunday morning February 22, 2015 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Born May 12, 1916 in Alpena, son of the late Adolf & Lydia (Matchinski) Flatt, Leon moved to Engadine as a youth and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. On March 25, 1941, he enlisted in the […]

by · February 24, 2015 ·
James Roy BoldaJuly 24, 1934 - February 21, 2015

James Roy Bolda, 80
Saturday, February 21, 2015

James R. Bolda, 80, of Newberry, died Saturday morning February 21, 2015 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. Friends may call at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church on Thursday February 26, 2015 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am at the church with Fr. Frank Ricca officiating. Rite of Committal with […]

by · February 23, 2015 ·
Arthur Everett CalvenSeptember 16, 1914 - February 18, 2015

Arthur Everett Calven, 100
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Arthur Everett Calven, born September 16, 1914, in Cedarville, Michigan, passed away February 18, 2015 at 100 years old. Mourning his passing are sons, Roger of Maryland and Gary of Cedarville; grandchildren, Christopher of Troy, Michigan, Adam of Kansas, Anna of Kansas, Mary of Maryland and Sara of Texas; great grandchildren, Conner and Colton of Troy; and sister, Nancy LaFrate […]

by · February 21, 2015 ·
Jax VillemureMay 22, 2014 - February 16, 2015

Jax C. Villemure, 8 months
Monday, February 16, 2015

Jax C. Villemure, 8 months old, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Jax was born on May 22, 2014 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He was a son of David A. Winchester and Samantha A. Villemure. Survivors include his parents David & Samantha of Newberry, his maternal grandparents, Erica & Ron Jasper of Hulbert […]

by · February 20, 2015 ·
Barbara J. KinghornSeptember 9, 1937 - February 17, 2015

Barbara Jean Kinghorn, 77
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Barbara Jean Kinghorn, age 77, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday evening, February 17, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born on September 9, 1937 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Erman and Catherine “Cassie” (Crawford) Jenks. In 1967, she graduated from Sault High through their night school program. Barbara worked for over 25 years […]

by · February 20, 2015 ·
James Kenneth WilletteJanuary 21, 1946 - February 13, 2015

James Kenneth Willette, 69
Friday, February 13, 2015

James Kenneth Willette, age 69, of Drummond Island, Michigan, died February 13, 2015 at his home. He was born January 21, 1946 in Hastings, Michigan to Kenneth Duane and Marian Helen (Mote) Willette. Jim grew up in Clarksville, Michigan and graduated from Saranac High School in 1964. He married Sharon Ann Wood on October 29, 1965 at Clarksville Bible Church. […]

by · February 20, 2015 ·

Nathan Robert Berkland, 32
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nathan was born on February 22, 1982 in Sault Ste. Marie to parents Robert Berkland and Catherine Teeple. He graduated from Sault High. Graduated from to Bay Mills Community College and got his Bachelors in Applied Science. He took a position as a carpenter. Nate was a talented carpenter and took pride in his work. Nate was known for laughing […]

by · February 20, 2015 ·

Dewey A. Fornnarino, 61
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dewey A. Fornnarino of Pine Street Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday February 17, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 13, 1953 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Joseph and Sadie Fornnarino. Dewey enjoyed watching television, movie’s and hockey. He is survived by his mother Sadie Fornnarino;  sister Priscilla (Rene) Savoie;  brother Joseph (Jody) Fornnarino. He is […]

by · February 20, 2015 ·
Sharon FilerAugust 4, 1947 - February 17, 2015

Sharon Filer, 67
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sharon Filer of Rudyard, Michigan passed away at her home on February 17, 2015. She was born in Fostoria, Ohio to John and Marguerite (Spencer) Rasp on August 4, 1947. Surviving Sharon are her husband Richard of Rudyard, Michigan, son Gary Zimmerman Jr. of (?), sisters Elva Burdette, Judy Harbor, and Jean Frankart of Fostoria, Ohio. Also surviving are 5 […]

by · February 19, 2015 ·
Mary Josephine OttNovember 1, 1922 - February 16, 2015

Mary Josephine Ott, 92
Monday, February 16, 2015

Longtime Newberry resident, Mary J. Ott, 92, died Monday evening February 16, 2015 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born November 1, 1922 in Hochstetno, Slovakia, daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Bartek) Schneider, Mary was employed as a cook at several restaurants in the Newberry area and later employed in the bakery department at Mac’s Market until […]

by · February 17, 2015 ·
Jeane D. CarnesSeptember 8, 1922 - February 13, 2015

Jeane D. Carnes, 92
Friday, February 13, 2015

Jeane D. Carnes, 92, of Newberry, died on Friday evening, February 13, 2014 at the Newberry Assisted Living Center in Newberry. Born on September 8, 1922 in Pickford, she was a daughter of the late Albert & Martha (Hancock) Hughes. Jeane graduated from Pickford High School in the class of 1939 and furthered her education by going to Michigan Teachers […]

by · February 16, 2015 ·
Edwin "Ed" L. ByrdJanuary 29, 1929 - February 12, 2015

Edwin L. “Ed” Boyd, 86
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Edwin L. “Ed” Byrd, 86, a longtime resident of Paradise, died on Thursday Evening, February 12, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Born on January 29, 1929 in Holly, MI, he was the oldest son of the late Howell & Ethel G. (Cook). Ed graduated from Holly High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He served in […]

by · February 15, 2015 ·
Mary Helen BiernatMay 14, 1926 - February 11, 2015

Mary Helen Biernat, 88
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mary Helen “Nannie” Biernat, age 88, of Kincheloe, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital. Mary was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Walenty and Caroline (Grabowski) Jozwiak. She graduated from Detroit Southwestern High School with the class of 1944. On October 23, 1953, she married Edward Biernat […]

by · February 15, 2015 ·