Obituaries

Steven Dennis FierekSeptember 11, 1952 - March 24, 2014

Steven Dennis Fierek
Monday, March 24, 2014

Steven Dennis Fierek, age 61, of DeTour Village, Michigan, died on March 24, 2014 in his home following his courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 11, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Henry Andrew and Eleanor Grace (Olmstead) Fierek. Steve grew up in the DeTour area and graduated from DeTour High School in 1970. Steve loved […]

Eva “Marie” Vann
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Eva “Marie” Vann, age 53, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Mather Nursing Home in Ishpeming, Michigan. Marie was born April 21, 1960 in Denison, Texas to Coman and Mary Vann.  From the start she enjoyed her childhood and developed her lifelong love of people and cats.  In 1978 Marie graduated from Sault Area […]

Lois I. Loper
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lifelong Newberry resident, Lois I. Loper, 88, died Wednesday afternoon March 19, 2014 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. Born September 18, 1925 in Grand Rapids, daughter of the late Forrest & Gladys (Green) Johnson, Lois moved to Newberry at the age of two. On April 4, 1942 she married Raymond Loper and in addition to being a homemaker, Lois’ […]

Dorothy J. MillsJune 16, 1931 - March 22, 2014

Dorothy J. Mills
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dorothy J. Mills, 82, a lifelong are resident, died on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 at Tendercare Nursing Facility in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Born on June 16, 1931 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Clarence & Thelma (Swarthout) Allen. She graduated from Tahquamenon Area Schools with her son. On August 12, 1946 in Garnet, Dorothy married […]

Deborah Ann (Shuman) Maleport
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Deborah Ann (Shuman) Maleport passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 18, 2014. She was born on August 6, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She enjoyed playing Candy Crush, cross stitching, going out to eat and to the Casino with her husband, and playing with her grandchildren. Those who knew Debbie knew that she had a beautiful heart […]

Clarence J. Puska, Jr.May 1, 1948 - March 14, 2014

Clarence John Puska, Jr
Friday, March 14, 2014

Clarence John Puska, Jr., a resident of Kincheloe, Michigan, passed away on March 14, 2014, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from leukemia linked to Agent Orange exposure during his Vietnam War service. He was born in the War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on May 1, 1948. He attended Garfield Elementary School and Sault […]

Judith Ann Barras
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Judy A. Barras, age 70, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Tuesday March 18, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital. Judy was born August 28, 1943 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Elvin and Ann Cottelit Kennedy.  Judy was a graduate of Brimley High School, class of 1961.  She continued her education and earned her LPN Degree. She […]

Kathryn Elise “Kay” MorrisonJanuary 16, 1924 - March 17, 2014

Kathryn Elise “Kay” Morrison
Monday, March 17, 2014

Kathryn Elise “Kay” Morrison, age 90, of Pickford, Michigan, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Cedar Cove Assisted Living Community in Cedarville, Michigan. Kay was born January 16, 1924 in Marquette, Michigan, to Carl Martin and Elise (Nelson) Pearson. Kay grew up in Marquette where she graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1941 from John D. Pierce High School. […]

Spencer Stanley ShunkMay 27, 1921 - March 17, 2014

Spencer Stanley Shunk
Monday, March 17, 2014

On March 17, 2014, Spencer Stanley Shunk went home to be with his Lord and Savior.  Born on May 27, 1921, Spencer was a farmer, businessman, WWII Veteran and father of seven.  Spencer will be sadly missed by many loved ones, friends and business associates.  He was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church, a Lifetime member of the Vets of […]

Fredrick Joseph DesormeauxMarch 1, 1949 - March 17, 2014

Fredrick Joseph Desormeaux
Monday, March 17, 2014

Fredrick Joseph Desormeaux, age 65, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Fredrick was born March 1, 1949 in Sault Ste., Marie, Michigan to the late John and Irene (Vigneaux) Desormeaux.  He was married on Sept. 28, 1979 to Patricia Cottelit in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He retired from […]

Darrin Jake PostmaJuly 9, 1970 - March 14, 2014

Darrin Jake Postma
Friday, March 14, 2014

Darrin Jake Postma, age 43, of Rudyard, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 14, 2014. He was born July 9, 1970 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to Jake R. and Carol J. (Jeske) Postma. A lifelong area resident, Darrin was a 1988 graduate of Rudyard High School. He was a member of the Brimley Baptist Church. Darrin […]

Gerald H. Belcher
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gerald H. “Jerry” Belcher, 74 of Gould City, died at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Born on January 2, 1940 in Ferndale, Jerry was a son of the late William and Edna (Palmer) Belcher. Jerry graduated from Ferndale High School. Following graduation from school, Jerry was employed first by L. G. Haig Shoe Store […]

Joan CaliguriJanuary 21, 1939 - March 12, 2014

Joan Caliguri
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GLADSTONE – Joan Caliguri, 75, of Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Marquette General Hospital, following a brief illness with her family by her side. Joan was born Jan. 21, 1939 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the daughter of Donald S. and Geraldine (McCarthy) McDonald. She was united in marriage to Robert Caliguri on Oct. 19, […]

Sydney M. Miller
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sydney M. Miller, age 88, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Thursday Afternoon, March 13, 2014 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by C.S. Mulder Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Thomas Alfred Bumstead
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thomas Alfred Bumstead, age 63, of Pickford, Michigan passed away Tuesday evening, March 11, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital. Tom was born July 21, 1950 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Floyd and Betty (Perkins) Bumstead.  He was a graduate of Sault High School, class of 1968. Tom loved hunting, fishing and making maple syrup. He always loved […]