Barbara L. Pineno
MARQUETTE -- Barbara L. Pineno, 77, of 316 Pine St., died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at the Norlite Nursing Center.
She was born September 16, 1923 in Superior, WI to Melvin and Mary (Gierzak) Jensen and moved here with her family at an early age. She was a 1941 graduate of Bishop High School, and married Jim Pineno on June 21, 1945 in Marquette. She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral. Barb was employed as a fragrance consultant by Younkers (Prange's) for many years. She loved to read and travel and especially enjoyed visiting Paris, Rome, London, St. Thomas and various other Caribbean ports.
Survivors include two children: Mary Peterson of Marquette and James (Susan) Pineno of Bloomfield, NJ; three grandchildren; Jennifer (Mike Martin) Bratumel, Shelly Pineno and James (Dolly) Pineno, and four great grandchildren; Taylor and Faith Martin, Darian Pineno and Ashley Heikkila. Also surviving are several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Pineno, her parents, Mel and Mary Jensen and her brother Don Jensen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in St. Peter's Cathedral with Monsignor Louis Cappo officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM Wednesday in the Bishop Room of St. Peter's Cathedral. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Those wishing to make a remembrance may wish to consider the Norlite Nursing Center or Lake Superior Hospice. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frank Lorsbach and the staff of Norlite Nursing Center and Lake Superior Hospice for their compassionate, tender care of Barb. She was a kind, cheerful lady who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Shirley M. Prentice
NEWBERRY -- Former Newberry resident, Shirley M. Prentice, 68, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning March 11, 2001 at the Grand Traverse Pavilion in Traverse City.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11:00 am at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor Bartlett officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 14th from 5-8 pm.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Ardyth L. Haley
GRAND RAPIDS -- Ardyth L. Haley, age 67 of Grand Rapids, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Mach 10, 2001 after a long courageous fight with cancer. Visitation is Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm and again on Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm with services immediately following at St. Mathews Lutheran Church, 5125 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Alternatives of Grand Rapids, MI.
MARQUETTE -- Martha Kent, 92 of 338 Harrison St., died Friday, March 9, 2001 in the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident since September.
She was born December 24, 1908 in Marquette to Samuel and Ida (Cote) Papin and had lived here all her life. She was a graduate of Marquette High School and a former member of St. John Catholic Church.
Martha is survived by a son Keith and his wife, Geraldine of Hurricane, WV, and three grandchildren; Julie, Sara and Tammy. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett in 1986, a son Thomas LaCousiere, a sister Pearl and two brothers, Harvey and Frank.
There are no services scheduled. Spring burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Lake Superior Hospice.
Raymond G. Trevillion, Jr.
HARVEY -- Raymond G. "Ray" Trevillion, Jr, 71, of 495 Silver Creek Road, Harvey, entered eternal life Monday afternoon, March 12, 2001, at Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient for the past eleven days. He was born November 8, 1929 in Marquette, a son of the late Raymond G. and Alice (Cadotte) Trevillion, Sr, and was a lifelong Marquette area resident. On September 9, 1961 he married the former Clara E. Madosh in Marquette. Ray was employed as a semi truck driver for the former Our Own Bakery for over 30 years, retiring in 1985 due to disability. Although his family, especially the numerous grandchildren, came first in his life, he also enjoyed socializing with anyone and everyone. He was a helpmate and friend to many, especially the elderly who needed assistance or a favor. Ray was an accomplished cook, avid cribbage player, and in his younger years had enjoyed fishing and hunting. He attended the Skandia United Methodist Church, was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians where he served as a member of the Elder's Council, and was a former member of the Eagles. A loving and devoted father, grandparent, and brother, he is survived by: nine daughters, Cindy Trevillion of Skandia, Jacqueline Trevillion of Laconnor, WA, Deborah (Dalton) Lilly of Fredricksburg, VA, Nanette (Warren) Bentley of Epping, NH, Genevieve (Gerald) Terando of Morris, IL, Nora (Stephen) Logan of Jacksonville, FL, Lana Rosenthal of Fond Du Lac, WI, Anita Madosh of Marquette, and Sharon Mayotte of Fond Du Lac, WI; three sons, Kim (Carol) Trevillion of Skandia, Leander "Lee" Madosh of Marquette, and Jon (Debbie) Trevillion of Negaunee; numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Robinson of Marquette and Carol (Roger) LeBlanc of Cadillac; a brother, Robert Trevillion of Marquette; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; daughter, Judith Smith; son, Gerald Madosh; and a sister, Betty Longtine. Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14 from 5 to7 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles West officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall. Inurnment will be made in the Northland Chapel Gardens.
Anna L. Larson
ISHPEMING -- Anna L. Larson, age 91 formerly of 111 Bluff St. passed away Monday, March 12, 2001 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where she had resided for the past six years.
Anna was born April 11, 1909 in Atlantic Mine, MI to the late John W. & Greta L. (Raisanen) Riipi. She worked at the Star Bakery in Hancock while living in the Copper Country. Anna moved to the Ishpeming-Negaunee area in 1985 where she had resided since. Anna was a member of the Eastwood Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons- Kenneth (Pauline) Kojala of Beaver Creek, OH and Eugene (Jean) Kojala of Negaunee; 3 grandchildren- Gregory Kojala of Huber Heights, OH, Scot Kojala of Ann Arbor, MI and Brenda Beltrame of Sands, MI; a great granddaughter Stephanie Beltrame of Sands and a great great granddaughter Sabrina Burgess. She was preceded in death by her first husband- Raphael Kojala, her second husband Eino Paavola and her third husband Everett Larson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 2001 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Michael Carriere to officiate. Spring burial will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock, MI.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday.
Benton F. Porter
REPUBLIC -- Benton F. Porter, age 84 of 117 Cedar St., Republic died Monday, March 12, 2001 at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming.
Benton was born July 17, 1916 in Spencerville, OH to the late Frank & Emma (Gast) Porter. He worked as a salesman in Wisconsin, Detroit and retired from Beregson Electrical Co. in San Francisco where he worked for 30 years. He enjoyed talking about his years selling for Jewel Tea Company. Ben loved his sailboat that was docked in San Francisco Harbor on which he lived for a time. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Republic.
Benton is survived by his wife, of 12 years, Grace (Kwetkoski) Porter of Republic, a brother Harry Porter, a sister Janet (Don) Johnson all of Union City, IN, step daughters: Arlene (Ben) Suomi & Dolores (Ray) Mattson of Republic, step grandchildren: Ray (Brenda) Mattson, Julie Voegtline, Brian (Barbara) Suomi all of Republic, Bonnie (Scott) Maki of Tulsa, OK, eight step great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Katherine to whom he was married for 50 years, a brother Robert Emerson Porter, a sister Rosemond and her two daughters and her one son.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the United Methodist Church in Republic with the Rev. Gary Stevens officiating. Burial will take place in the Union City Cemetery in Union City, IN.
Friends may call at the United Methodist Church of Republic, Thursday from 10:00 until the time of service.
Memorial considerations may be directed to the Memorial Fund at the United Methodist Church of Republic, P.O. Box 395, Republic, MI 49879.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home.
Charles A. Amhaus
TUCSON, AZ --Charles A. Amhaus, beloved husband of Mary nee Gotzel, and the late Marie nee O'Malley, died February 27, 2001. Charles was a veteran as he served in the Navy during WWII, as well as a retired member of the local #130.
He was the loving father of Kevin (Jayne): stepfather of Franz and Guy (Carol) Gotzel; dear grandfather of Paul Gotzel, Caraline and Emily Amhaus; fond brother of the late Frances Burhop; brother- in-law of Laura (the late Nick) Seghetti and Dorothy (the late John) McCauley and the late Florence (the late Bill) Sutton, the late James (Babe) O'Malley and the late Edward (the late Theresa) O'Malley.
Funeral services were held in Lake Forest, at St. Patrick Church.
Donations to the National Cirrhosis Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by the Cooney Funeral Home, 773-472-5650.
Hope Elizabeth Morrison
SPRINGFIELD, VA -- Hope Elizabeth Morrison, baby daughter of William F. and Jamie Sue (Ennett) Morrison, 8726 Wadebrook Terrace, Springfield, VA 22153, returned to her Heavenly Father shortly before birth on March 8, 2001 at the DeWitt Army Medical Centre, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is survived by her parents, her maternal grandparents John and Marlene Ennett, Negaunee, maternal grandmother Merle Toms, Negaunee, paternal grandparents Roland and Drake Porter, Gig Harbor, WA, and paternal grandparents William and Carol Morrison, Palo Alto, CA. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, and several cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Westwood Baptist Church, Springfield, VA, on Thursday, March 15th. A grave side service will be held in the Spring at the Negaunee Cemetery.
Frederick R. Pershinske
ENGADINE -- Frederick R. Pershinske, 88, of Engadine, died Monday morning March 12, 2001 at the Luce County Annex in Newberry.
Funeral services will be held Friday March 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Engadine with Rev. John Walker officiating. Interment will take place at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday March 15th from 4-7 pm with prayers to be recited at 5:00 pm.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Margarite Mary Brockman
EASTPOINTE -- Mrs. Margarite M. Brockman of Eastpointe, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2001, at Bi-County Community Hospital in Warren.
Margarite was born in Ishpeming to Levi and Iva Scott. She was employed at General Dynamics as a secretary for 35 years, and was a devoted wife. She worked tirelessly in the effort to save Lake St. Clair's old south channel Lighthouse. Although she preferred to stay in the background, her enthusiasm and hard work were endless.
Mrs. Brockman is survived by her husband, Chuck and one sister, Clover Pekuri of Ishpeming and one brother, Daniel Scott of Alabama. She was predeceased by two sisters, Vivian Roeder and Jaunita DeFant.
Mrs. Brockman was cremated privately at Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Memorial contributions can me made to the Donor's Choice.
Arrangements were made by the Will & Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, Mt. Clemens.
Gene E. Neibaur
MARQUETTE -- Gene E. Neibaur, 68, of 669 Lakewood Lane, died of lung cancer at Marquette General Hospital on Monday, March 12, 2001.
Gene was employed by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources from 1957-1992. He began his 35 year career with the DNR as a Park Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City. He took a position with the Regional Headquarters in Marquette six months later, was promoted to Regional Business Executive in 1964, and worked in this capacity until his retirement.
Born December 28, 1932 in Sugar City, Idaho, to Thomas Croft Neibaur and Sarah Lois Sheperd, Gene was raised in Idaho until he was orphaned and placed in the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home in Eaton Rapids, MI. His father was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and other medals for his service in WWI. Gene graduated from high school in Eaton Rapids and earned a business degree from Western Michigan University in 1955, where he was a member of Sigma Epsilon fraternity. He served as a Captain in the Michigan National Guard from 1957-67.
His loving family includes his wife of 46 years, Sandra; daughter Jill Olson, her husband Leonard Olson and granddaughters Lauren and Kara of Victoria, MN; son Tom, his wife Nancy and granddaughter Danielle of Homestead, FL; son Ken and his partner Adam Mann of Palo Alto, CA; brother Cleo, sister Marian Hunkerford, sister-in-law Faye Neibaur, sister-in-law Sharon Finch and her husband Fielding, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gene touched the lives of many. He was devoted in service to the First Presbyterian Church of Marquette as an elder, deacon, trustee, and a Stephens Minister. He was a member of the Breakfast Rotary Club, and in the past was active with the Chocolay Twp. Lions Club and the Marquette County Commission on Aging.
He enjoyed the outdoors of Upper Michigan with his family and friends, and he loved fishing, snowmobiling, bicycling, and camping. Gene especially enjoyed traveling throughout North America with his family.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Marquette, Friday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. A reception will follow in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 120 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lesley D. Warn
DUNEDIN, FLORIDA -- Lesley Dickson Fleming Warn, a longtime resident of Dunedin, Florida, died in Marquette at the home of her daughter on March 5 at the age of 89.
Mrs. Warn was born near Sydney, Australia, and graduated from Sydney University as a physical therapist. She married Richard Edward Warn in 1939, and they lived in several countries: Singapore; Wellington, New Zealand and Buenos Aires, Agentina; as well as in California, New Jersey, and Florida. She loved to read and travel, was an accomplished seamstress and gardner and was a good friend to many. She was also a longtime volunteer at Mease Hospital in Dunedin.
Mrs. Warn was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, R. Edward Warn, in 1992. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Martha (Raga) Elim of Annadale, Virginia, and Virginia (Daryl) Davis of Marquette; three granddaughters: Lesley (Jon) Addison of Marquette; Wynne (Daniel) Martin of Grand Haven, Michigan; and Cynthia Davis of Lakewood, Colorado; and one great- granddaughter, Allyson, also of Lakewood, Colorado.
A service of committal wil be held in June at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin, Florida. Memorial donations may be sent in care of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698 and marked "For Religious Community Services in memory of Lesley D. Warn."
Swanson Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert O. Jetty
NEGAUNEE -- Robert O. Jetty, 80, of Negaunee Township, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at his home.
Mr. Jetty was born March 22, 1920 in Ishpeming to the late John and Anna (Oien) Jetty. He was a 1939 graduate of Kingsford High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army as a cook during World War II. On July 3, 1948, Robert married the former Sigrid A. Abrahamson at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. He managed A & P Grocery Store's in Marquette, Gladstone and Manistique spanning a period of 35 years before retiring in 1982. He then moved to Florida until returning to this area in June of last year.
Following an old family tradition, Bob took pride in baking coffee cakes from his mother's recipe and enjoyed sharing them with family and friends.
Mr. Jetty is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sigrid; four daughters, Arlene (Richard) Johnson of Gwinn, Karen (Kurt) Teramo of Grand Rapids, MI, Cheryl (Jerry) Sample of Manistique and Marcia (Dean) Wiegand of Green Bay, WI; a brother, Rev. John (Grete) Jetty of Sun Lakes, AZ; a sister-in-law, Nancy Pinner, Island Grove, FL; five grandchildren, Tim (Holli) Popour, Gina Popour, Brittany Sample, Mallory Sample and Paul Teramo; also one great grandson, Aiden Popour.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. Nancy Amacher and Rev. Timothy Bernard officiating. A reception will take place immediately following the service in Magnuson Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anton "Tony" Debelak
MUNISING -- Anton "Tony" Debelak, age 91, of E9739 Old Indiantown (Debelak) Road, Munising, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 12:25 a.m. at the Munising Memorial Hospital. Anton was born on June 13, 1909 to John and Rose Debelak in a little village in Slovenia, which was part of Austria. Tony arrived in Wetmore on April 17, 1921 and lived in Traunik and Munising. He graduated from Wm G. Mather High School in 1928 and then attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids. He graduated in 1930 after a two year course in business and accounting. Tony worked as a bookkeeper/ accountant for several contractors, the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company, and the State of Michigan Highway Department. He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers. He married his bride of sixty-one years, Mary Klosowski, on October 16, 1937. Mary preceded him in death on July 10, 1998. Tony enjoyed politics and he loved gardening.
He is survived by four daughter & sons-in-law-- Rosemary & Abdul Haji Haji- Sheikh of Arlington, TX, Veronica & Steve Wolfe of Limestone, Virginia & Gary Lindquist of Wakefield, and Lori & Steven Erickson of Embarrass, MN; two sons & daughters-in-law -- Ken & Barbara Debelak of Owosso and Jim & Cheryl Debelak of Cheboygan, MI; 12 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and Mary, Tony was preceded in death by two grandsons, Josh Debelak and Knute Wolfe, brothers, John, Edward, Ludwig and Frank Debelak, and a sister, Paula (Debelak) Rant.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral services at noon. Deacon James Anderson will conduct the funeral at noon in the funeral home chapel. interment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore.
Betty (Vasseau) Taylor
PORTAGE, WISCONSIN -- Betty (Vasseau) Taylor, age 79, of Portage, Wisconsin, died February 23, 2001, at the Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage.
Betty was born on February 19, 1922, in Marquette. Survivors include her children, one son, three daughters, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren of Portage, Wisconsin; a brother, John Vasseau of Marquette.
Funeral services were held February 26, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church followed with burial at St. Mary's cemetery in Portage.
MUNISING -- William Gibson, age 74, of 1616 Sand Point Road, Munising, died on Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11:45 a.m. at the Munising Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Sunday, March 18, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The funeral will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church in Munising. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home.