Henry A. Baiel, Jr., 100, Menominee, died Feb. 27, 2010, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain.
He was born Aug. 20, 1909, in Menominee, to Henry Baiel, Sr., and Frances (Winefort) Baiel.
He spent most of his life in Menominee and graduated from Menominee High School. He married Loretta Harter May 21, 1942, in Menominee. She preceded him in death July 20, 2001.
He worked at Lloyd Manufacturing Company for over 40 years retiring in 1972. He was a member of Resurrection Parish and the Menominee Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald (Constance), Apple Valley, MN, and Kenneth (Alica), Florence, WI; one sister Theresa Ray, Milwaukee, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters.
Friends called at Resurrection Parish, Menominee, where Mass of Christian Burial was held March 2, with Rev. Robb Jurkovich and Rev. Norm Clisch concelebrating.
Lemieux Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
Ashley Renee Burdue, 22, daughter of Leland Jo (Terri) Burdue, Menominee, and Kimberly Mapes, Lewisville, TX, died in a fatal car accident Feb. 24, 2010, in Dallas, TX.
She is survived by her parents; siblings, Nicole and Calyn Bueltman, April, Breanna and little Lee; grandmothers, Joyce Burdue and Nancy Faucette; uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Services were held Feb. 26, in Lewisville.
Kerry L. Frank, 54, Powers, died March 2, 2010, in Kingsford, MI. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, 906-753-2274.
Agnes Marie Dressel, 92, 1801 8 th Ave., Apt. No. 105, Menominee, died Feb. 25, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Agnes was born Aug. 7, 1917, in Hutchinson, MN, to the late Louis and Emma (Martens) Goetzke. She graduated from Hutchinson High School. On Dec. 14, 1939, she married Gomer Dressel in LeSueur, MN. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1986.
Agnes worked for the 41 Super Market in Birch Creek for many years and was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was president of the Bridgeview Apartments Activity Club. Agnes enjoyed crocheting and reading, but her special love was spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna (Tom) Brown, Wausaukee; two sons, Jerald (Irene) Dressel, and Gene (Nancy) Dressel both of Menominee, seven grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
Family and friends called at Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were conducted March 1 in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Douglas Schoen officiating.
Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery.
Betty Gandulla, 78, Pembine, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain.
She was born in Green Bay, March 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Charlier) Wery.
Betty graduated from Stephenson High School in 1949. She married Daniel Ramson in 1951. He preceded her in death during the Korean Conflict in March 1952.
She moved to Chicago and worked as a waitress and factory worker for several years.
She married Juan C. Gandulla in 1960. Betty moved back to Carney-Nadeau area in 1967 to raise her family.
She enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, crafts, sewing, playing cards and family gatherings.
She is survived by daughters, Sandy (Chuck) Walker, Pembine, and Vicki (Isidor) Renteria-Silva, Warner Robins, GA; sons, Tom (Dayna) Gandulla, Studio City, CA, and Jim Gandulla, Escanaba, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Marie Werner, Amberg, Maxine Person, Spalding, and Rita Ohlson, Powers; brother, Bobby (Cindy) Ohlson, Hermansville, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Cecil and Clement Wery and Roger Ohlson.
The family greeted friends Feb. 25 at the Ortman Funeral Home, Norway.
A graveside service will be in the summer at Pembine Cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome. com
Norman Delbert Hilger, 78, 5000 13th Street, Menominee died Feb. 24, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Norman was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Rockland, MI to the late James F. and Vida (McGaughey) Hilger.
Norman was a 1953 graduate of Northwestern University. On Nov. 14, 1953, he married Doris Graham in Ontonagon, MI. Norman served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He would later retire after 36 years of service with Ansul Fire Protection. Norman was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.
Norman is survived by his wife Doris, Menominee; one daughter, Sharon Alder, Delevan, WI; two sons, Sheldon J. (Lisa) Hilger, Cumming, GA and Stuart J. (Denise) Hilger, Hopkinton, MA; five grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Hilger and one brother, James L Hilger.
In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra J. Morrish and one son, Stephen J. Hilger.
Family and friends called at the Anderson-Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Jackie Everson officiating, followed by the 20-year Military Club presenting military honors.
Charles J. (Skip) Perryman, 75, Escanaba, died Feb. 23, 2010, at his home.
He was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Escanaba, the son of Charles J. and Emma (Girard) Perryman. Skip attended Escanaba schools and was life-long resident of Escanaba.
On Sept. 23, 1952, he entered into active service of the U.S. Army. Serving during the Korean Conflict, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge. He was honorably discharged Sept. 22, 1955.
Skip worked for 37 years for Chicago North Western Railroad as their conductor and brakeman until his retirement in 1991.
He married Helen M. (Sis) Gallagher, March 30, 1957, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba.
He loved golf and bus trips to the casinos.
He is survived by two sons, Charles J. (Chuck) Perryman III and Robert (Bert) (Maureen) (Mo), Escanaba; three brothers, Tom, of Powers, Francis M. (Charlotte), Shawano, and Howard (June), Renton, WA; three sisters, Marilyn McGinnis, Escanaba, Carol (John) McMahon, Bark River, and Rose Ann (Dolly) (Ron) Dufour, Escanaba; brother-in-law, Robert (Pam) Gallagher, Escanaba; sisters-in-law, Helga Perryman, Escanaba, and Marilyn (M.D.) Keeton, Denison, TX, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, James R.; and sister, Shirley (Billie Ann) Makosky.
Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 27 at the Crawford Funeral Home, Escanaba.
Deacon Lew Vailliencourt officiated.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Earl John Richards, 84, Marinette, died Feb. 20, 2010, at his home.
He was born June 4, 1925, in Walsh, WI, to the late Godias (George) and Antoinette (Nettie) (La Chapelle) Richards.
Earl attended school in Walsh, and then enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 serving in WWII and Korea. He then enlisted in the Air Force in 1957 and served until 1963 at which time he was in the Air Force Reserves until 1974. He worked as a carpenter after his military career and retired from the Wisconsin Carpenter's Union.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Julia (Wieting) Richards, Marinette; a daughter, Mary E. (Harry) Ellery, Menominee; two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two nephews, two nieces, seven step-children, Dawn Dennis (Ron) Ruleau, Wallace, Annette (Gerald) Schmidt, Alfred (Betty) Dennis and Allen Dennis (Friend Brenda), Wausaukee, Debra (Gary) Harrington, Green Bay, Carla (William) Wotruba, Athlestane, and Julie Berken, Crivitz, 18 step-grandchildren and 29 great-step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Catherine, Alvina, Elizabeth (Betty) and Mae; brothers, Phillip, Leo, Amos, Donald and George (Art); first wife, Mildred Blackman (Mary's mother); and one step-son, Daniel Dennis (son of wife, Julia).
According to Earl's wishes, there will be no funeral services.
The family gathered for a memorial Feb. 28.
Ross N. (Bob) Shaver, Menominee, died, Feb. 25, 2010, at the Menominee Care Center.
He was born in Menominee, May 11, 1917, to the late Ross and Minnie (Ihde) Shaver.
Ross graduated from Menominee High School in 1935. He was part owner of Shaver Motor Company until 1977. He then worked for Menominee Box and Lumber Company until his retirement. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, where he served on the Council and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed his cabin on the river where he kept a variety of farm animals.
He is survived by two brothers, Edward (Ann) Shaver, and Wes (Alice) Shaver, both of Menominee; a sister, Margaret Inderlied, Phoenix, AZ, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
Family and friends called at Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were held March 3, in the funeral chapel, with the Pastor Darrel Diers offi ciating.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Clarence J. Wery, 87, Menominee, died Feb. 23, 2010, at Rennes Health Center East, Peshtigo.
He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Stephenson, to Charles and Rose Wery.
Clarence spent his early life in the Stephenson area before entering the U.S. Army during WWII. He saw combat action in the Pacific Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He married Dorothy M. Dietrich May 17, 1947, residing in Menominee for many years. She preceded him in death April 26, 2005.
For many years he operated his own trucking business, working for road construction companies in the Upper Peninsula. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He maintained his own equipment and repaired and restored tractors for resale. He was an outdoorsman, loved being at his cabin, deer hunting and fishing. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Birch Creek, and the Menominee American Legion Post.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill (Steve) Messenger, Marinette; a son, Michael Wery, Menominee; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Baiel, Marinette, Viola Chatlosh and Josephine Schmidt both of Menominee, and his twin sister, Florence Beyer, Menominee, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix and Elmer Wery; and a sister, Martha Coakley.
Friends called at Holy Redeemer Church, Birch Creek, Feb. 27, where A Funeral Mass was offered by Father Joseph Vandannoor.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.