Obituaries

Vernon Joseph FrankovichJanuary 13, 1928 - July 25, 2015

Vernon Joseph Frankovich, 87
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vernon Joseph Frankovich, age 87, of Goetzville, Michigan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born January 13, 1928 in DeTour Township, Michigan, to Thomas and Victoria Antionette (Malkowski) Frankovich. Vernon grew up on the family farm in Goetzville and attended DeTour High School. Upon graduation, he worked on the farm and then went to […]

by · July 30, 2015 ·
Robert R. Fyvie Sr.January 30, 1920 - July 26, 2015

Robert R. Fyvie, Sr., 95
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Robert R. Fyvie Sr., 95, died Sunday evening July 26, 2015 at his residence. Born January 30, 1920 in Port Huron Township, son of the late Roy and Violet (Aten) Fyvie, Bob attended Newberry High School and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. at Camp Germfask from 1938-1939. On August 15, 1941, he enlisted in […]

by · July 30, 2015 ·
John Lee WooleyJanuary 11, 1956 - July 14, 2015

John Lee Wooley, 59
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

John Lee Wooley, age 59, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. John was born January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Marvin and Mary (Fellers) Wooley. He was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and continued his education at the University of Houston where […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·
Melvin William LehtoMarch 28, 1926 - July 15, 2015

Melvin W. Lehto, 89
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Melvin W. Lehto, 89, died Wednesday afternoon July 15, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born March 28, 1926 in Newberry, son of the late Jacob and Laimi (Mattson) Lehto, Melvin married the former Carmen Johnson on March 2, 1959 in Petoskey. He was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·

Albert Kujala, 86
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Albert Kujala of Rudyard, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 21, 2015. He was born in Rudyard, Michigan on December 23, 1928 to Matt and Ida (Haapala) Kujala. Surviving Albert is his brother Ernest Kujala. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Albert in death are his parents, his brothers Wilho and Emil, and sisters […]

by · July 25, 2015 ·

Marjean Smart, 83
Monday, July 13, 2015

Marjean Smart of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2015. She was born on May 18, 1932 to Glen and Beulah (Sheppard) Smart. Surviving Marjean are her brothers Jon Smart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Joel Smart of Traverse City, Michigan, sister-in-law Gertrude (Gordon) Smart-Lindenblad of Lakeland, Florida. Also surviving are her nieces Jill Smart […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Lawrence "Larry" McNeill
July 13, 1941 - July 18, 2015

Lawrence W. McNeill, 74
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lawrence W. “Larry or Mac” McNeill, 74, of Portage Twp., Germfask, died at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 18, 2015 while under the care of Northwood’s Home Health. Born in Cedar Lake Michigan, Larry was the oldest son of the late Lawrence A. & Dorothy M. (Friskie) McNeill. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran until his […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·

Ruth M. Massey, 81
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ruth M. Massey, 81, a lifelong area resident, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born on April 17, 1934 in McMillan, she was a daughter of the late Charles J. Braley and Catherine Kohler. She attended McMillan Schools until her 8th grade year. On August 29, 1953 she married Samuel Massey. She was […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Marjorie Patricia MilliganOctober 10, 1925 - July 20, 2015

Marjorie Patricia “Pat” Milligan, 89
Monday, July 20, 2015

Marjorie Patricia “Pat” Milligan, age 89, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away Monday morning, July 20, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit. A lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, She was born to Edward L and Marjorie Mattson on October 10, 1925 in the Sault. Patricia’s father, the Late Edward L Mattson, was a true “pioneer […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·

Gary L. Sevarns, 64
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lifelong Newberry resident, Gary L. Sevarns, 64, died Sunday evening July 19, 2015 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born April 30, 1951 in Newberry, son of George and Merida (Case) Sevarns, Gary was a 1970 graduate of Newberry High School. Gary was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also spent his time woodworking and at his camp, with […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Mildred L. LinckApril 27, 1925 - July 15, 2015

Mildred L. Linck, 90
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Former Engadine resident, Mildred L. Linck, 90, died Wednesday July 15, 2015 at Alamo Nursing Home in Plainwell, MI. Born April 27, 1925 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Pete and Selma (Olson) Ekenberg, Mildred was a 1944 graduate of Engadine Consolidated Schools. On June 2, 1945, she married Thomas Linck in Engadine and worked with her husband on […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Esther C. Deloria, 99Thursday, July 16, 2015

Esther C. Deloria, 99
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Esther C. Deloria, 99, a longtime resident of Newberry and now of Sault Ste. Marie, died at her home with her family by her side. Born on May 7, 1916 in Gaylord, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Nellie (Hoteling) Matts. Esther was a resident of Newberry for over 75 years, but health forced her to be […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Carol SpringOctober 3, 1934 - July 19, 2015

Carol Jean Theresa Spring, 80
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Carol Jean Theresa Spring, 80, of Barbeau went to be with the Lord July 19, 2015. She was born October 3, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Clinton and Julia (Pigeon) LaFaver. Carol graduated from Lorreto Catholic High School. She married Clinton Wayne Spring on May 13, 1957. Carol was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·

Donald R. Gielow Jr., 72
Friday, July 17, 2015

Donald R. Gielow Jr., 72, of East Lake, died Friday July 17, 2015 at his residence. Born October 6, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Donald Sr. and Eleanor (Shmul) Gielow, Donald married Lylian Gielow on March 30, 1974 in Temperance. He had been an area resident in 1985 and resided on East Lake since 1998. He owned […]

by · July 24, 2015 ·
Dean W. NordbergOctober 24, 1942 - June 5, 2015

Dean W. Nordberg, 72
Friday, June 5, 2015

Dean W. Nordberg, 72 of Dafter, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Born on October 24, 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dean was the son of Warren and Irene (Corbeil) Nordberg. Dean proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He loved spending time with his family and making lasting memories with his grandchildren. He […]

by · July 17, 2015 ·