January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Obituaries

Lempi Salo

Lempi Eliisa Salo, 97, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. An accomplished seamstress and quilter, she was also one of Rudyard's oldest lifelong residents. More...

Talia Dixon

Talia Dixon, infant daughter of Leisa Dixon of Good Hart, formerly of St. Ignace, died Thursday, January 15, 2009, the same day she was born. A memorial gathering has been planned for 6:30 p.m. More...

Martin Bell

Martin Bell, 71, of St. Ignace, died Sunday, January 18, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He contracted aspiration pneumonia while recovering from surgery. Mr. More...

John Schoen

John Thomas Schoen, 94, of Stephenson and St. Ignace, was a World War II veteran and later a heavy equipment operator who worked on building the Mackinac Bridge, K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, and highways throughout Michigan. Mr. More...

Wilfred Libby

Wilfred Arthur Libby, 85, of Pickford, spent most of his years with a tool in his hands, and could repair almost anything, earning him the nickname of "Mr. Fix-It" among his friends and family. Mr. More...

Allen Schopp

Allen Frederick Schopp, 92, of DeTour Village, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who later worked for years at a local quarry. Mr. Schopp died Thursday, January 15, 2009, at home. More...

Bonnie McKerchie Spring

Bonnie McKerchie Spring, 58, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly a manager for casinos owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 7, 2009. She was born February 12, 1951, to Ken and Helen McCoy. More...

Ronald Rubick

Ronald R. Rubick, 67, of Manistique, was recognized as an outstanding high school football coach with several athletic Hall of Fame inductions as well as two Coach of the Year awards. His lengthy career included one year coaching the St. More...

Eugene Clark

Eugene Clark, 64, of Moran, was a decorated U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, and later a heavy equipment operator and dredge operator. Mr. Clark died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, January 14, 2009, of an apparent heart attack at his home. More...

Jasmine McPherson

Jasmine H. McPherson, 25, of Newberry, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born June 14, 1983, in Manistique to Samuel Jr. and Elspeth (nee Langstaff) Mc- Pherson. Ms. More...

Betty Schebel

Betty Jane Schebel, 77, of Presque Isle, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at her son's home in Hessel. She was born July 4, 1931, in Detroit to John and Clara (nee Sett) Radtke. Ms. More...

John 'Jack' Paquet

John H. "Jack" Paquet, 78, of Mackinaw City, was the owner of Paquet's Mobil gas and service station near the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City for many years, and he was known for his longtime civic service in the community. Mr. More...

Eileen Obeshaw

Eileen Obeshaw, 57, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday morning, January 13, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital. She was born in Detroit September 13, 1951, to William and Bernice (nee Potter) Boahbedason. She was a member of the Sault Ste. More...

Janet Rhoden

Janet Dean Rhoden, 66, of Rudyard, lived in many communities around the country, as well as overseas, during her husband's military career, before returning to her hometown of Rudyard. Mrs. Rhoden died January 14, 2009, at Hearthside in Sault Ste. More...


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