Virginia L. (Jean) Carlson, 83, 317 N. 17th Street, Gladstone, died Feb. 5, 2010, at the Marquette General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Rapid River, the daughter of Joseph and Stella (LaFave) LaBumbard. She was raised in Rapid River and Trenary and attended Rapid River and Rock High Schools.
Jean was married to Lester (Bud) Carlson April of 1946. They lived in Flint for a short time before making Gladstone their home.
She worked as a waitress in her earlier years at Stella's Cafe in Gladstone. She was a homemaker and seamstress. After her husband died she began working at The Bungalow, cooking for Friday fish fries, as well as many other catering events, working until age 79.
She was a member of All Saints Church, and a charter member of the Rock American Legion Auxiliary.
Her hobbies included gardening, knitting and crocheting, scrapbooking, cooking and baking.
She enjoyed spending time with family, especially all her grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, Brad Carlson, Rock; five daughters, Linda (Bob) Mahoney, Spalding, Marla (John) Moore, Rock, Sally (Bob) Olsen, Green Bay, Brenda Brunette, Rock, and Barbara Carlson, Escanaba; sister, Doris (Toodie) (Cliff) Carlson, Rock, 12 grand children, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard; brother, Jim (E.J.) LaBumbard; and three sisters-in-law and their spouses.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 9 at the All Saints Catholic Church, with Rev. Fr. Arnold Grambow officiating.
Burial was in Gardens of Rest Cemetery, Wells.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lake Superior Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.
The Skradski-Boyce Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the family with arrangements.
Theresa Marie (Miller) Davis, 46, W7942 No. 5 Lane, Wallace, died Feb. 1, 2010, at the home of her sister Chris.
She was born Jan. 1, 1964, in Clinton, WI, to Robert and Hazel (Gibson) Miller. She was a graduate of Menominee High School Class of 1982.
She was a friend of Bethel Mission Covenant Church, Wallace. She loved spending time and vacationing with her two sons. Theresa also enjoyed camping, fishing, doing crafts, collecting Harley Davidson items as well as riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.
She is survived by her two sons, Jamie and Jacob Davis, at home; special friend, Dave Freiss, Menominee; parents; two sisters, Chris (Paul) Neilio, Wallace, and Jenny (Brian) Mahr, Crivitz; grandma, Clara Gibson, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Mary Miller and, grandpa, Everett Gibson.
Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Anderson Kell Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. John Lindt officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established for her sons.
Francis (Joe) Gayon, 76, Menomonee Falls, WI, died unexpectedly, Jan. 30, 2010.
He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Daggett, to the late Adolph and Dorothy Gayon.
After graduating from Stephenson High School in 1952 and two years in the Army, he moved to Milwaukee to pursue a career in engineering. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and later received his master's degree from UW-Milwaukee. Joe worked for A.C. Spark Plug and later for the Milwaukee Medical Colleges' Pathology Department from which he retired.
He is survived by his wife; four children, Michael (Vicky), Centerville, GA, Mark (Sherri), Mayville, WI, Larry (Pam), Milwaukee, and Sue (Jeff) Somerville, Punta Gorda, FL, five grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd (Kathy), and Donald (Donna); and five sisters, Darlene (John) Thielke, Carolyn (Eldon) Bowers, Jeanne (Special friend Tim), Connie (Gil) Anderson, Kathy (Garth) Newlin; and sister-in-law, Karen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Raymond; and his nephew, Shawn Newlin.
Burial was at the South Western Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI.
Calvin R. Hall, Jr., 67, Stephenson, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joanne B. Hansen, 68, Menominee, Feb. 1, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson.
Joanne was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Menominee, to the late Clarence and Bernetta (Zimmerman) Hansen.
Joanne graduated from Menominee High School, Class of 1960. Joanne was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, where for the past 20 years she served as church secretary and organ ist, retiring in 2009. Joanne also loved playing the pi ano.
Joanne is survived by a cousin, Chloe (Lloyd) Salewsky, Menominee; other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Anne Zimmerman.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Cole officiated.
The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
A memorial fund has been established in Joanne's name.
Elizabeth Ann Kallay, 90, Stephenson, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Elizabeth Sakovitz was born June 14, 1919, in Milwaukee, to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Olah) Sakovitz. She mar ried Joseph Kallay in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1960. In 1961 she married Stanley Tompach. He preceded her in death in 1964. Elizabeth was an avid homemaker and enjoyed antiques, garage sales and shopping. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen (Rodney) Lorence, Hampton, VA; two sons, Kenneth (Betty) Kallay, Sayner, WI, and Lawrence (Peggy) Saint Francis, WI, five grandchil dren, and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillian (Duane) Miller, Genesee Depot, WI.
Visitation will be Feb. 11, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Genesee Depot, WI, from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Father Mark Molling officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul Catholic Church Cemetery, Genesee Depot.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, is assisting the family with ar rangements.
Gertrude E. LaBrun, 83, Menominee, died Feb. 3, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.
She was born April 20, 1926, in Midland, MI, to the late Walter and Anna Fisher. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1944. Gertrude worked at Vernco/Emerson for several years. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Steve) Lebich and Linda Engel both of Menominee; three sons, Daniel (Lana) Motto, Marinette, Gary Motto and Glen (Kari Monday) Motto, Green Bay; two step-sons, Mark (Lou Ann) LaBrun, AR, and Leonard Motto, Neenah; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Rosenquist, Menominee, Margaret (Gordon) Collins, MN, and Caroline (Leo) Sjoholm, Wilson, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Leonard Motto and Carl LaBrun; two sisters, Ida and Helen; and two brothers, Robert and Walter Jr.
Visitation and funeral services were held Feb. 6 at the Lemieux Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated.
David (Red Eye) Lemery, 60, Marinette, died Feb. 6, 2010, at Bay Area medical Center.
He was born Aug. 19, 1949, the only son of the late Alfred and Helen (Peterson) Lemery, in Menominee.
Dave graduated from Menominee High School in 1967. He was an Army vet eran having served in the Vietnam War. He had been employed at Menominee Paper Company since 1972, and was a member of Holy Family Parish. He married Nancy McGowan Nov. 2, 1974, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marinette.
Dave loved to golf, play cards, shoot pool and sit around the campfire with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Heather (Ken) Seymour; daughter-in-law, Cathy Lemery; four grandchildren; seven sisters, Mary Potter (Ron Bauer), Sharon (Dan) Fischer, Menominee, Sally (Pat) Ellis, Wausaukee, Donna Geyen, Eagan, MN, Cathy (Steve) Luedke, Algoma, WI, Debbie (Ray) Oelke, Milwaukee, and Jackie (Dave) Kleino, Saugatuck, MI; his mother-in-law, Rosemary Sutek, Marinette; brother-in-law, Jim McGowan (Dolores Dietzler), Kimberly, WI, nieces, nephews and friends and parents.
He was preceded in death by his son, Shaun; fathers-in-law, William McGowan and Frank Sutek; brother-in-law, Hal Leafe; and niece, Tina Chaltry.
Funeral Mass will be held Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with the Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
I.W. (Ike) Stephenson III, died Feb. 1, 2010, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1933, in Hartford, CN, to parents I.W. Stephenson II (COL. USAF) and mother Molly George.
During his father's military service he lived in Marinette with his grandma Stephenson.
He completed his secondary education at Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, FL. Following that, he obtained a degree from Spartan Aviation College, Tulsa, OK. An aviation career followed. He flew all types of aircraft from single engine private planes to commercial airliners. Flying jobs included pipeline patrol in Oklahoma, transport trips to India, running Stephenson Air Taxi, serving as chief pilot at Island Air in the United States Virgin Islands and flying for Fontana Aviation of Iron Mountain.
Ike's primary avocation was sailing. Ike raced in the Chicago Mackinac Race, 100 Miler and 100's more races.
On Nov. 26, 1966, he married Susan Lindsay in Escanaba, at First Presbyterian Church. Ike and Susan first lived in the Caribbean. They moved to Menominee and made their home there.
He wrote for the Menominee Herald Leader and Marinette Eagle Star on aviation in Wings and Things and sailing via Waterfront News. He was also heard on WMAM via Waterfront News.
He was a member of organizations including M&M Yacht Club, US Sailing Sports Car Club of America, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Rotary. He served as Commodore, Rear Commodore and Director of the M&M Yacht Club and as president of Rotary.
He is survived by his wife; son, Isaac (Jennifer), and cousin, Mary Kay Denman.
Friends called at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee, where service was held Feb. 5. The Rev. Craig Mansur officiated.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette.