David N. Bailey
BOISE -- David N. Bailey, 50, of Boise, died Friday, February 16, 2001 at a Boise hospital. Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at
11:00 a.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, 3629 E. Ustick Rd., Meridian, Idaho under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel.
David was born September 7, 1950 in Ishpeming, Michigan to Neil and Elizabeth Bailey. He was raised and educated in Gwinn, Michigan. He graduated from Gwinn High School in 1968. He attended City Barber College in Detroit where he met the 'Love of his Life', Norma. They were married August 8, 1971.
David and Norma lived in several areas throughout the West
where he worked as a barber, long haul truck driver, carpenter, and mechanic. He most recently worked as a truck parts salesman for TreBar-Kenworth in Boise. He was an avid outdoors man who loved golfing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and staying at the cabin in Cascade.
David loved life, people and most of all, his family. There was not a day that went by that he did not express his love for his wife and family. He is survived by his wife, Norma, daughter, Carly , son, Danny, of Boise; his parents, Neil & Liz Bailey of Gwinn, Michigan, and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Tulowitzky.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Idaho, 270 S. Orchard, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Arthur "Bob" Davis
MUNISING -- Arthur "Bob" Davis, age 81, of 815 W. Munising Avenue, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 in the early afternoon at the Superior Health Heaven.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00. The funeral will be on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eden Lutheran Church in Munising.
Gerald E. Grundstrom
MARQUETTE -- Gerald E. Grundstrom, age 83, of Marquette, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 in Marco Island, Florida, as the result of a heart attack.
Mr. Grundstrom was born on March 31, 1917 in Daggett, Michigan. He was the son of Gust and Ella (Johnson) Grundstrom. He was educated in Stephenson, Michigan and received his bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University. He attended graduate classes at the University of Michigan.
In 1941-42 Mr. Grundstrom taught English in Howell, Michigan. He then enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and served as a meteorologist in India until he completed his military service in 1946. He was employed by Western Electric as a teacher and then returned to Marquette to join his father-in-law Clayton Frei at Frei Chevrolet, Inc. He was President of the dealership from 1970 until 1990.
Mr. Grundstrom was deeply involved in his community. He was a charter member and past president of the Lake Superior Northland Chapter of the Air Force Association; a member of the Marquette Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow; Past President of the Marquette-Alger Auto Dealers Association; a member of the Regional Planning Board of the Chevrolet Motor Division; and a Director of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association. He served as a member of the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and also served as Secretary. He was a Trustee of the Northern Michigan University Development Fund Board; a member of the Bay Cliff Health Camp Board of Directors; a member of the Lake Superior Community Partnership; and a past director of the First National Bank of Marquette.
Mr. Grundstrom was an active Mason for over 50 years. He belonged to Marquette Lodge #101 F&AM; Royal Arch Masons Chapter #43; Lake Superior Commandery #30 serving as Eminent Commander in 1957; Marquette Lodge of Perfection serving as Thrice Potent Master from 1961 to 1964; Lake Superior Council Princes of Jerusalem; Peninsula Chapter of Rose Croix; Francis M. Moore Consistory serving as Commander in Chief from 1970 to 1972 and coroneted 33š in 1969 making him an honorary member of the Supreme Council; Ahmed Temple Shrine serving as Potentate in 1958; St. Bonaventure Conclave #74 Red Cross of Constantine serving as Sovereign Commander in 1963.
Mr. Grundstrom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Frei Grundstrom, his son Jim (Pam) of Marquette, daughters Anne (David) Nerenz of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Susan (John) Fortuna of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and grandchildren Jill and Andrew Grundstrom, Robert and Jeffrey Nerenz, and Anne and John Fortuna.
Mr. Grundstrom was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Linda Grundstrom.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. Grundstrom's life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2001 in the Great Lakes Rooms of the Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. Friends may call at 6:30 p.m. A Masonic Service will be conducted by Marquette Lodge #101 F&AM at 7:15 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Wes "Bo" Baumeister of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gerald and Virginia Grundstrom Scholarship in the Northern Michigan University Development Fund or to the Bay Cliff Health Camp.
Arrangements are being handled by Swanson Lundquist Funeral Home.
Helen F. Latowski
LAURIUM - Helen F. Latowski, 85, of Laurium and former businesswoman, passed away on Saturday morning, February 17, 2001, at the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette where she had been a resident patient for the past 18 months.
She was born on May 5,1915 in Hubbell, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Brand) LeBlanc and had attended the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools and Lake Linden High School.
On October 17, 1940, she married Stanley A. Latowski in Hubbell and he preceded her in death in January 1994.
Helen and her husband owned and operated the Hilltop Dairy Kreme in Florida Location, Laurium for 21 years.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Calumet.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, George, Albert and Joseph, and a sister, Dorothy Troher.
Surviving are two sons, Stanley (Muriel) Latowski of Marquette, Robert (Mary) Latowski of Sheboygan, Wis.; a daughter, Janet (Bill) Coburn of Sheboygan, Wis.; four grandchildren, Stan, Steven, Sheila and Roger; two brothers, C.arl (Ruth) LeBlanc of Hubbell, Francis (Deloris) LeBlanc of Livonia; two sisters, Mary (Leonard) Burke of Sterling Heights, Rosella (Wayne) Olli of Hubbell; two sisters-in-law, Peggy (George) LeBlanc of Livonia, Pauline (Albert) LeBlanc of Michigamme and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Church by the Franciscan Fathers.
Spring burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests contributions be given to Kermit's Keweenaw Kids or the Dennis Latowski Scholarship Fund.
Patricia A. Kangas
ISHPEMING -- Patricia A. Kangas, age 59, of 262 Stone St., Ishpeming passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at her home under the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. She had been in ill health for some time.
Patricia was born May 6, 1941 in Princeton, MI to the late Elmer & Alidia (Besola) Joki. She moved to the Ishpeming- Negaunee area at an early age, and resided here since. She married the late Norman Kangas, and raised a family of four children. Patricia worked in several area food establishments as a waitress and in food preparation in addition to being a domestic home technician.
Patricia's hobbies included vegatable gardening and growing flowers both indoors and outdoors. She took a great interest in making carpets and loved reading, especially the Bible.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Norman in 1994 at the Jacobetti Veterans Center in Marquette. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
She is survived by her four children, sons- Roger & Bob Kangas of Ishpeming; and Daughters Amy (Chris) Grandlund of Republic and Laurie (Bob) VanDyke of Weyauwea, WI; Brothers- Francis Joki of Ishpeming and Charlie Joki of Marquette; Sisters- Sharon Patron of Ishpeming, Helen Marcotte and Ida Heikkila both of Palmer; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews along with close friends Wayne Talus Sr. and Wayne Talus Jr.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2001 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad to officiate. Burial will be at Northland Chapel Gardens in Negaunee Twp.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from
1:00 PM until the time of services on Friday.
Arthur "Bob" Davis
MUNISING -- Arthur "Bob" Davis, age 81, of 307 W. Superior Street, Munising, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 in the early afternoon at the Superior Health Haven. Bob was born on May 11, 1919 in Hiawatha, Michigan to the late George and Florence (Kepler) Davis. He was raised in Hiawatha and Blaney and moved to Munising when he was twelve years old. Bob married Mabel B. Norberg on December 31, 1941. They were married over 48 years before she preceded him in death on August 8, 1990. Bob served in the European- African- Middle Eastern Theater during WWII in the U.S. Army, serving from November 28, 1941 to June 21, 1945. He participated in the Tunisian, Algeria- French- Moroccan, Naples- Foggia, and Rome- Arno battles and he earned the Distinguished Unit Badge on October 11, 1944, the Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Battle Stars, and four Overseas Bars. Following the War, Bob worked at the Atlas Plywood Company and on May 21, 1953, he was hired by the Munising Paper Company as a broke handler in the Beater Room. He worked at various jobs in the Paper Department and in 1954, he transferred into the Finishing Room as a stock mover. He progressed to head paker, and that was the position he held at the time of his retirement from Kimberly Clark on January 1, 1982 after over 28 years of service. During his employment, he had been very active with the Union, serving as past-President and past-Vice President of Local 87, United Paper Makers Union. Bob was a member of the Eden Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing baseball and was a member of the 1941 Munising Rainbow League Baseball Champs. He pitched for many fast- pitch softball teams in the area. and he was a talented bowler. Bob enjoyed hunting deer and small game, especially bird hunting with friends at Bonnet Lake. He also enjoyed watching sports and taking leisurely rides around town in his truck.
Bob is survived by his son, Glenn Davis of Munising, son-in-law, Robert Leslie of Niles, IL, grandson, Jonathan Leslie of Niles, sisters-in-law, Evelyn Lemley of Tavernier, FL, Marjorie Norberg of Munising, Lois Davis of Holland, MI, and Philomena Davis of Seattle, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Mabel, he was preceded in death by daughter, Carol Leslie, infant daughter, Dorothy, sister, Josephine Tullis, and six brothers, George, Vic, Carl "Pete", Orton "Happy", Lloyd "Jimmy", and Harold "Red" Davis.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00. The funeral will be conducted by Pastors Kurt and Mary Beth Kovanen on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eden Lutheran Church and interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising.
Kathleen "Katie" E. Racine
ISHPEMING -- Kathleen "Katie" E. Racine, age 73 of 895 Patriot Dr., North Lake Location died peacefully at home with her Family and Lake Superior Hospice workers at her side.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce C. Hatch to officiate. Inurnment will be at Northland Chapel Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lake Superior Hospice.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BRANDON, FL --Former Gwinn resident Silas Moquin, 84 years old, died February 18, 2001 in Brandon, Florida. He was born December 18, 1916 to Silas and Louise (Tousignant) Moquin.
He is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, four step- sons, and many step- grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister, Theresa Larsh; sister-in-law, Avila Moquin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Albert; his wife, Kay, who died in 1977; and his wife, Anne, who died in 1993.
Services and burial will be in New Jersey.
William (Whitey) Wanhala
ELO, MI -- William (Whitey) Wanhala, 69, passed away at his residence in Elo on February 21, 2001. He was born in Houghton County on January 17, 1932, the son of the late Charles and Saimi (Kovala) Wanhala. He attended John A. Doelle School in Tapiola, MI. William moved to Illinois in 1949.
William married the former Mary Jette in Woodstock, IL, on January 10, 1951. Together they raised 9 children in nearby Spring Grove, IL. Following his retirement in 1994, they moved back to Elo to live. They had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Wanhala was employed by the Hough Corporation in Illinois as a heavy equipment mechanic. He also served as Steward for the Teamsters Union Local 301. He was a champion for workers rights. He also was employed as a truck driver for a readymix company. During his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his favorite activity was enjoying the company of his grandchildren. William was a member of the Ottawa Sportsmans Club, the Old Timers Baseball League in Tapiola, and had played Semi-Pro baseball in his younger years.
Mr. Wanhala is survived by his loving wife, Mary; 3 sons, William A. (Teresa) of Pelkie, Kevin (Judy) of Spring Grove, IL, and James (Linda) Wanhala of Richmond, IL; 6 daughters, Linda (Rodney) Mervicker of German Town, MD, Jeanne (Monroe) Golliday of York, NB, Sharon Harris of Okeechobee, FL, Susan Golden of Round Lake, FL, Karen (Mark) Michaelson of Sawyer, MI, and Debra (Brian) Wanhala- Siudak of Wheatland, WI; grandchildren Michael, Aaron, Joel, Zak, Kate, Joel, Rob, Briita, Anna, Candy, Matt, Lisa, Danny, Lauren, Becky, Billy, Andy, Lizzy, Amy, Abby, Michelle, Nichole, great- grandchildren Cody and Logan. In addition, brothers Don of Moscow Location, Dave (Cathy) of Elo and Charles (Nola) Wanhala of Cresent City, CA; sisters Shirley (Ken) Pennanen of Dollar Bay, MI, Lorraine Norman of MN. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Edwin Wanhala and his father and mother-in-law Albert and Geraldine Jette. Mr. Wanhala was an honest and hardworking man who provided a fine example and influence on his family and those who knew him.
Funeral services for Mr. Wanhala will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001 from the Mission United Lutheran Church in Pelkie with Pastor Michael Laakko officiating. His grandchildren will act as casketbearers and Spring burial will take place in the Elo Cemetery. The family will greet friends Friday evening February 23, 2001 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, who assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.
Frieda E. Burgess
NEWBERRY -- Frieda E. Burgess, 73, of Newberry, died Friday, February 23, 2001 following an extended battle with Alzheimrs Disease.
Born July 7, 1927 in Detroit, daughter of the late Frank & Eva (Traynor) Pesenski, Mrs. Burgess was a 1945 graduate of Sault Ste. Marie High School and was employed with Capital Airlines until her marriage to Lee Burgess on October 25, 1947. A resident of Newberry since 1962, Frieda was a former owner of Burgess Agency until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Newberry Lioness Club and Business & Professional Women's Club all of Newberry.
Besides her parents, Frieda is preceded in death by her husband Lee on April 20, 1994 and a brother Louis. Survivors include three sons Dennis (Lynda) of Newberry, Lynn (Denise) og Ovid and Stephen (Marilyn) of Howell; one daughter Leenette (Tony) Guay of Appleton, WI; 12 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren; sisters Barbara Haydon and Sandra Sabisch both of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 6:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Fr. George Maki officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 27th from 4:00 pm until time of service.
Those who wish may contribute to the Tahquamenon Area Youth Hockey Association or the Tahquamenon Education Foundation in memory of Frieda E. Burgess.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Jack M. Minard
NEWBERRY -- Jack M. Minard, 81, of Newberry, died Wednesday evening February 21, 2001 at the Luce County Annex in Newberry.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 2:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Sharon Baker presiding. At request, cremation services will take place with inurnment at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Lila M. Mingore
NEGAUNEE -- Lila M. Mingore, 88, formerly of 98 Croix St., Negaunee died at 10:37 AM on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had been a patient for 3 years.
Lila was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Negaunee to Alfred & Aliina (Niemi) Laak, attended the Negaunee Public Schools and lived there for most of her life. She lived in Republic for several years before moving to Negaunee's Lakeview Apartments. Lila was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking.
Surviving are one brother, Arnold Locke of Ishpeming, two sisters-in-law; Phyllis Locke, Ishpeming, Valetta Locke, Chicago, IL, several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Anton Mingore in 1990, 5 brothers; Harvey, Edwin, Carl, Donald & Reino Locke, 1 sister, Vivian Asgaard.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad, pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, Ishpeming officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
Richard W. Eddy
ISHPEMING -- Richard W. Eddy, 85, formerly of 663 Elliot Ave. Ishpeming died at 6:55 PM on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at the Eastwood Nursing Home where he had been a patient since 1999.
Mr. Eddy was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Hibbing, MN to Richard H. & Harriet R. (Anthony) Eddy, and was a graduate of Negaunee High School, Class of 1934. He was employed as a mechanic for the Inland Steel Company and lived and worked in California for 24 years. He lived the rest of his life in this area. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a past Worthy Master, and was a past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Mae (Vincent), 1 son, Richard (Sharon) Eddy, Bishop, CA, 1 daughter, Bette (Jim) Mendola, Brookings, OR, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at the Negaunee Cemetery at a later date.
The Koskey Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Courtney Diane Johnson
NEGAUNEE -- Courtney Diane Johnson, infant daughter of David L. & Tanya (Dillman) Johnson, 22 White Birch Drive, Negaunee Township, died peacefully at home at 9:30 AM on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 with her parents and sister at her side.
Courtney was born Nov. 19, 2000 in Marquette.
Surviving are her parents, her sister Alexandra, her maternal grandparents, Linda & Larry Dillman, Negaunee, her paternal grandparents: Suzanne Johnson, Ishpeming, Einar Johnson, Gwinn, aunts & uncles: Paul (Connie Tuohimaa) Dillman, Negaunee, Stacey Johnson, Gwinn, Dennis Johnson, Gwinn, Duane (Becky) Johnson, Prattsburg, NY, Derick & Daryl Johnson, Gwinn, her special loving nurse, Julie Green, several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee, with Rev. David Echelbarger officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Tuesday. The Koskey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Edward J. "Duke" Voet
MARQUETTE -- Edward J. "Duke" Voet age 92, of 239 Craig St. passed away Friday evening February 23, 2001 in the Norlite Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past four months. He was born on February 11, 1909 in Marquette to the late Philip and Elizabeth (Blemberg) Voet and had been a life long resident of Marquette. "Duke" married the former Margaret Johnson on November 19, 1938. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral. He retired in 1972 after 46 years of employment with the Spear and Sons Lumber Company. He is survived by his wife Margaret. Two daughters Edith (Peter) Kalohn of Lake Orion, MI and Betty Murray of Marquette. Two sons Ralph (Margaret) Voet and Edward (Phyllis) Voet both of Marquette. A daughter-in-law Francis Voet of Wichita, KS. Eighteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Six brothers Peter Blemberg, John (Betty) Blemberg, Frank (Jeanette) Blemberg, Joseph (Joan) Blemberg all of Marquette, Alphonse (Mary) Blemberg of CA, and Ronald (Kay) Blemberg of AZ. Four sisters Leona (Melvin) Kevern and Ann (Walter) Cook all of Marquette, Jeanette Pasco of Negaunee and Margaret (Bill) Nystrom of WI. Two sisters-in-law Winifred Johnson and Marie Voet both of Marquette, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Bruce Voet, two grandsons Joseph Murray and Alan Voet, a brother George (Rip) Voet, and three sisters Marie Hokenson, Frilda Bertrand, and Evangeline Rosewall.
Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home from 4 until 6 P.M. on Tuesday February 27, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday evening in St. Peter's Cathedral with Reverend James Roetzer officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. "Dukes" grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.