Joyce M. Boyer, 81, Rapid River, died Nov. 24, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Joyce was born April 11, 1929, in Kipling, the daughter of Orrie and Bertha (Creten) Switzer.
She was raised in Gladstone and attended the All Saints School. She grad uated from the Gladstone High School in 1946.
On Feb. 26, 1949, Joyce married Lee A. Boyer at the All Saints Catholic Church. They made their home and raised their family in Rapid River.
In addition to raising her family, Joyce began an adult foster care program, in the early 1970s, from her home. She retired in the mid-1990s following more than 20 years of diligent care for her adult foster family.
She enjoyed cooking, bak ing, spending time with family and entertaining. She also enjoyed reading.
She is survived by two sons, Stevie (Sharon) Boyer, North Delta, MI, and Mike (Nancy Coyne) Boyer, Rapid River; three daughters, Cherie (Garry) Gronmark, Carney, Susie (Steve) Pyke, and Sandy (Sam) Johnson both of Rapid River; two brothers, Richard (Lucy) Switzer, Titusville, Fl, and Alan Switzer, Wells; two sisters, Judy (LeRoy) Brazeau, Gladstone, and Michelle Switzer, Escanaba, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, who preceded her in death Dec. 5, 2009.
Visitation was held at Skradski Funeral Home, Gladstone. Funeral services were held there Nov. 28, with Rev. Stephen Gauger of the Calvary Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial was in Rapid River Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be directed online at www.skradskiboycefuneralhomes.com
Mary Catherine Buyarski, 77, Winnebago, MN, died Nov. 21, 2010, at Parker Oaks Care Center in Winnebago.
She was born Aug. 7, 1933, to the late John and Mary Przewrocki.
Mary lived in Menominee until her recent move to Minnesota to be closer to family. She married Theodore (Ted) Buyarski Sept. 20, 1952, and worked at several different jobs prior to raising her family. Mary was known for her green thumb, flower arrang ing skills, yeast baking and dill pickle making. She loved to travel and visit her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her three children, Ed (Janis), Juneau, AK, Sue Goss (Jim), Issaquah, WA, and Linda (Steve) Bakken, Blue Earth, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Mickey Perone, Hillside, IL; and brother, Johnny Przewrocki, Menominee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers, Stanley, Joey and Tony; and sisters, Bernice, Stella and Anna.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Parker Oaks Care Center. A Funeral Mass was held Nov. 29 at Holy Redeemer Church, Birch Creek.
Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery.
Memorials can be sent in Mary's name to Spies Public Library, Menominee.
Anderson Kell Funeral Home served the family.
Clifford F. Champeau, 83, Menominee, died at home Nov. 25, 2010.
Cliff was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Menominee, to the late William and Adele (Paul) Champeau.
He graduated from Menominee High School Class of 1945. He served in the United States Army dur ing WWII. Cliff married Shirley Walters July 25, 1953, in Menominee. He worked as a mail carrier for over 35 years with the United States Postal Service retiring in 1984. He fulfilled his lifelong dream after re tiring by working at Menominee High School with kids in the vocational area. He was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee and the church's men's club, the K of C, the Menominee Kiwanis Club, the VFW Post No. 1887, and the American Legion Post No. 146. He also was a member of the MMO Officials, officiating in basketball, football and volleyball. He coached Pop Warner Football for 23 years and was a Packer, Cubs, Michigan and Menominee Maroon fan.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Cheryl (John) LaCombe and Wendy (Dan Michalik) Bergold, both of Marinette, and Brenda Champeau, Menominee; two sons, Terry (Kari) Champeau, Menominee, and Mike (LeAnn) Champeau, Alton, VA, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Nelson; one brother, James Champeau, and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joanne McGivern; and three brothers, Frances, Leonard and Edward Champeau.
Friends called at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 29 at Resurrection Parish. The Rev. Fr. Robb Jurkovich officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
A memorial fund has been established in Clifford's name.
Judy Ann Hass, 71, 501 Henes Park Drive, Menominee, died Nov. 23, 2010, at her home.
Judy was born April 27, 1939, in Marinette, to the late Roy W. and Isabelle A. (Smith) Kent.
Judy was a graduate of the Menominee High School Class of 1957. On Oct. 19, 1963, she married William A. Hass in Detroit. She worked for 16 years for the Delta-Menominee Public Health Department as a cler ical supervisor. She received the U.P. Public Health Employee of the Year Award in 1989. Judy was a member of Resurrection Parish, American Legion Post No. 146 Auxiliary, AFL-CIO, and the Master Gardeners. She owned the Stained Glass Art Shoppe since 1981. She also enjoyed gardening and traveling.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Laurie (Gene) Tilley, Fort Worth, TX; one son, Bruce Hass, Marinette, five grand children, three great-grand children; one brother, Neal Kent, Fond du Lac, friends and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy W. Kent, Jr. and Roy K. Kent.
Family and friends called at Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral was held Nov. 30 at Resurrection Catholic Church with Father Robb Jurkovich officiating.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bay Area Medical Center Oncology Department in Judy's name.
Raymond M. Kuntze, 83, West Chicago, IL, died Nov. 24, 2010, at the Alden Valley Ridge Nursing Home, Bloomindale, IL.
He was born May 16, 1927, in Chicago and raised in Villa Park, IL.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked as an electrotyper in Chicago for 20 years and then worked as a member of Union Local 150 for Meadow Equipment of West Chicago until retirement. He was a lifelong avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Anne (Handschiegel); three sons, Wayne (Rose), Winfield, Daniel (Leonna), Anchorage, AK, and Scott of West Chicago; three grand children and three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Dorothy (Lucke), Kuntze, formerly of Daggett; and a brother, Lloyd Kuntze.
Visitation was held Nov. 29 at Williams Woodward Funeral Home, West Chicago. Funeral service was held Nov. 30 at the f neral home. Interment was in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.
Family requests donations be made to CNA Hospice, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
Jonathan (Jon) H. LaCosse, 53, Plover, WI, formerly of Hermansville, died unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2010 in California.
He was born June 19, 1957, to the late Howard (Mickey) and Elizabeth (Betty) (Arnold) LaCosse in Escanaba. His birth parents passed away when he was a young boy and was then raised by his current parents: Robert (Bob) and June Arnold.
He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed photography, tinkering, designing things and being creative with solutions to fixing different things. Jon spent most of his career as an over the road truck driver.
He is survived by his current parents, his two daughters, Michelle (Leo) Gorzinski and Jill LaCosse, three brothers, Wayne, Larry (Marge) and Jeff LaCosse, two sisters, Mae (Dave) Joerndt and Melanie (significant other, Guy Morris) LaCosse, four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Friends called Nov. 24, at the Carney Evangelical Free Church. A memorial service was held at the church with Pastor Mark Duquette officiating.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Home, Spalding assisted the family.
Visit www.allofh.com to send on-line condolences.
Dorothy M. Marks, 76, Cedar River, died, Nov. 19, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Dorothy Davis was born Aug. 3, 1934, Flint, MI, to the late Harold and Elsie (Foley) Davis. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1952. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in education and taught English and history for many years. Dorothy enjoyed farm life, her cats, reading and history. Her greatest joy was her grand daughters Michaela and Katherine. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Ken (Kyna) Marks, Cedar River and two granddaughters; and former husband, Kenneth A. (Mary) Marks, Clio, MI.
Visitation was held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial was cele brated Nov. 23 at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Corey Litzner officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Clarence (Bernie) B. O'Sullivan, 84, Wilson, died Nov. 27, 2010, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility.
He was born May 17, 1926, to the late John and Veronica (O'Sullivan) Jenkins in Lackawanna, NY. On June 26, 1954, he married Joyce Bush in Chicago. She pre ceded him in death in 2008.
Bernie was a carpenter by trade, but also owned and operated the Wilson Bar with his wife for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years, earn ing different medals during his time in the military. He was also an avid hunter golfer and a Green Bay Packer fan and for many years enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the Redwood Restaurant.
He is survived by two daughters, Lynn (Jothy) Ferguson, and Sharon (David) Kleikamp; one brother, Ron (Ceil) Jenkins; one sister, Eloise (John) Dedich, three grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Wayne Bush; one sister-in-law, Pat Jenkins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; one brother, Dan Jenkins; and one sister-in-law, Gail Bush.
Friends called Nov. 30 at Allo Coolman Funeral Home, Spalding, where funeral service was held. The Fr. Emmett Norden officiated.
Burial was in Wilson Cemetery.
Visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences.
Harold W. (Buzz) Rodgers, 83, Menominee, died Nov. 25, 2010, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.
Buzz was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Calspar, MI, to the late James and Jean (Herrick) Rodgers. Buzz served in the United States Navy during WWII. He married Elizabeth (Jean) Hughson Aug. 28, 1948, in Manistique. He attended the Lakeside Assembly of God Church in Menominee. Buzz worked for Inland Lime and Stone Company in Gulliver, MI, for 23 years, retiring in 1972. Buzz was a member of North Shore Golf Club and was an avid golfer, he en joyed bowling and was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of Menominee; two sons, Richard (Diane) Rodgers, Marquette, and Robin Rodgers, Fallon, NV; two daughters, Melinda Wheelock, Fairhope, AL, and Rebecca (Phillip) Moes, Jackson, MS, six grandchil dren, three great-grandchil dren; one brother, Richard (Pat) Rodgers; and three sisters, Shirley, Kathleen and Winnifred.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James.
As per Buzz's wishes, a memorial service will be held in the spring of 2011.
The Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Scott J. Sandahl, 49, Stephenson, died Nov. 28, 2010, at home after an eight month battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 18, 1961, in Menominee, to Jim and Donna (Eland) Sandahl.
On Oct. 24, 1981, Scott married Jayne Johnson in Daggett. He worked on the family dairy farm in partner ship with his father Jim. Scott was referred to as Farmer by many of his friends. He was also a self-employed logger owning and operating Sandahl Logging. He and his wife Jayne founded the Long Branch Elk Farm, which was one of his many hobbies. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, but his favorite outdoor activity was snowmobiling. He enjoyed spending time with his friends. Scott was a friend of the Daggett Moravian Church and president of the Mid-County Pool League.
He is survived by his wife of Stephenson; daughter, Shauna (Eric) Cooley, Daggett; son, Joe of Stephenson, a granddaughter, his parents, Stephenson; and three brothers, Bob and Chris (Rhonda Blahnik), both of Stephenson, and Dean (Lisa), Centralia, IL.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wesley and Celena Eland, and John and Mae Sandahl.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Dec. 1 from 3 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Reverend Mark Duquette officiating.
Burial will take place in Stephenson Township Cemetery Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.