Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of July 01, 2010
Thomas Hatton PDF Print E-mail
Thomas E. Hatton, 57, Marinette, died June 26, 2010, at Rennes Health Care Center East, Peshtigo.

He was born June 10, 1953, to Leon and Roselyn (Adams) Hatton in Marinette.
Thomas attended area schools and had worked at Goodwill Industries for over 20 years. He loved to watch movies and walking everywhere.

He is survived by his mother; 10 sisters, Patty (Ken) Chaltry, Wausau, Gloria (Barry) Younk, Marinette, Donna (Steve) Rupert, Marinette, Cindy (Brian) Kakuk, Menominee, Mary Peterson, Menominee, Judy (Jeff) Backhaus, Amberg, Sandy Smiley, Crivitz, Karen Hooks, Debbie Hatton, both of Marinette, and Rosie Hatton, Dunbar; sister-in-law, Kathy Hatton, Menominee, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, John and Michael; and brother-in-law, Ken Peterson.

Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home June 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. with Pastor Craig Mansur officiating.
Burial will be in the Dunbar Cemetery.
 
Norma Herson PDF Print E-mail
Norma Mae Herson, 66, 4316 8th  Street, Menominee, died June 22, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.

Norma was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Menominee, to the late Daniel and Gertrude (Anderson) Gilbert.
She was a member of the Menominee High School,  Class of 1961. On June 16, 1962, she married Floyd W. Herson in Menominee. Norma enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. She was an avid Packer and Brewer fan, enjoyed playing cards and bingo and making maple syrup; her special joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Nancy (Rodney) Klann, Marinette, and  Sam (Jim) Roeder, DePere, WI; one son, Jim (Jamie Fonder) Herson, Menominee, five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; two brothers Lawrence (Pat) Gilbert, Sault Ste. Marie, and Don (Gale) McHenry, IL; mother-in-law, Dorothy Herson, Menominee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Jan LeBoeuf and Deb and Bill Wilke, both of Menominee, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kelly Ann Herson; and fa ther-in-law, Floyd B. Herson.

Family and friends called at Anderson-Kell Funeral Home, Menominee, where services were held June 24.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
 
Kent Lehto PDF Print E-mail
Kent Joseph Lehto, 64, Menominee, died June 20, 2010, at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee.

Kent was born June 27, 1945, in Marinette, to the late Weikko and Helen (Nemetz) Lehto.
He graduated from Menominee High School, Class of 1963. He married Ruth Pawlowski July 19, 1975, in Menominee. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1966. Kent was a local musician and played his guitar in several bands in the area. He loved to listen to music. He was a member of the American Legion and the Musicians Union.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, Menominee; one daughter, Heather (Dave) Metroka, Rydel, GA; one son, Troy (Joan) Lehto, Adairsville, GA; eight grandchildren and two nieces.
Along with his parents, Kent was preceded in death by one brother, Terry.

Memorial services were held June 28, at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated, military honors were conducted by the 20-Year Club.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
A memorial fund has been established in Kent's name.
 
Roger Lundquist PDF Print E-mail
Roger E. Lundquist, 77, 516 N. 19th St., Escanaba, died June 22, 2010, at Christian Park Village, Escanaba.

He was born May 8, 1933, in Menominee, the son of Frank and Clara (Macco) Lundquist. Roger attended Stephenson High School and was active with basketball and football, graduating in 1951. He also attended Bay de Noc Community College.
Roger served in the Army beginning in 1954. He was in Japan for 18 months. He earned a National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged in 1956.
On May 25, 1957, Roger married Shirley Sauers at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.
He was employed with the National Cash Register as a technician from 1957 until his retirement in 1990.
He was a lifetime member of the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 and member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
He enjoyed bowling and participated for many years in the Elk's bowling leagues, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. Roger loved being at camp. In his younger years, he played baseball and softball and was an avid deer hunter.

His survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeff (Patty) Lundquist, Escanaba, and Mike Lundquist, Escanaba; two daughters, Diane (Randy) Massman, Waterford, WI, and Debbie (Dave) Miller, Escanaba; three grandchildren, one step-grandson; brother, Lawrence (Angeline); sister-in-law, Jean Lundquist; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Glen (Frances) Payne and Buck (Susie) Castleberry, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clara Lundquist; step-father, Clarence Turner; brothers, Ben and Clem (Lil); and brother-in-law, Dennis Sauers.

Visitation was at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 28 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
William Schahczinski PDF Print E-mail
William Vincent Schahczinski, 80, Menominee, died June 21, 2010, at home.

Bill was born March 29, 1930, in Wallace, to the late John and Rose (Martin) Schahczinski.
Bill married Bernice Geniesse. She preceded him in death. Bill served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked and retired from the L.E. Jones Company in Menominee. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter.

He is survived by two daughters, JoAnne Casperson, Menominee, and Lori Burnis, Marinette; one son, Robert Schahczinski, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Jeanette) Schahczinski, Menominee; and three sisters, Christine Malarski, Menominee, Rita (Don) Simpson, West Chester, IL, and Gene (Bob) Stellmack, Chicago.
Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters; Pauline, Martha and Vickie; and six brothers, Vincent, Herbret, Harry, Mike, Felix and John.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered June 26, from Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Ron Skufca officiated.
Burial was in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wallace.
The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.

 
Helen Upton PDF Print E-mail
Helen (Barb) (Toots) Upton, 75, Menominee, died June 25, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.

Helen Barbara Chatlosh was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Stephenson, to the late Joseph and Mary (Kuknyo) Chatlosh. She served as a civil servant for the United States Navy. Following her years of service, she came back to Marinette, and went to work as a secretary for the former Scott Paper Company for 17 years. Barb loved traveling the world, writing, dancing and listening to Jazz music. She volunteered much of her time helping others. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Maria; son John (Jessie), five grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Bournier, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Cezonne; four brothers, John, Joseph, Louie and Al Chatlosh; and two sisters, Liz Wangerin and Irene Marciniak.

A celebration of Barb's life will be held July 1 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. A memorial Mass will be said at 7 p.m. at the Precious Blood Church, Father Corey Litzner officiating.
Burial will follow in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Family requests memorial contributions be directed toward Project Stephenson or the Menominee County Library Summer Reading Program.
 
David Walters PDF Print E-mail
David M. Walters, 59, Peshtigo, died June 22, 2010.

He was born to Kenneth and Caroline (Miller) Walters, Jan. 24, 1951, in Menominee.
David graduated as valedictorian of Crivitz High School, Class of 1969. On March 13, 1971, he married Glenda Bertrand at St. Joseph's Church in Walsh. He worked for Wiedemier Saw Mill and Menominee Paper. He most recently was a union pipe fitter with Local No. 111. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. David enjoyed camping, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, parents; son, Mark (Crestamari) Walters, Fort Lewis, WA; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin (Judy) Walters, Daniel (Jill) Walters, both of Porterfield, Steven Walters, Green Bay and Scott (Tara) Walter, Black Creek; three sisters, Janet (special friend, Jim Naniot) Wrobleski, Wausaukee, Rita Walters, Marinette, and Tammie (special friend, Kerry Fleek) Krzeminski, Omaha, NE; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Shirley) Bertrand, Marinette, Jerry (Linda) Bertrand, IL, Fran (Norm) Klitzke, Menominee, Sharon (Art Jones) Boivin, Marinette, Judy (Bob) Kohlbeck, FL, Leah Bertrand, Marinette, Annette Bertrand, Boston, and Carl Servatious, Marinette, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth; mother and father-in-law, Walter and Opal Bertrand; brothers-in-law, Jim, Bob, Dick, Steve and Wayne; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Servatious and Donna Mae Bertrand.

Friends called at the Thielen Funeral Home June 27. A Memorial Mass was held at SS Joseph & Edward Parish in Walsh June 28 with Rev. William Stengel officiating.
 
Matthew Willette PDF Print E-mail
Matthew (Matt) Willette, 16, Gladstone, died unexpectedly, June 21, 2010.

Matthew was born April 19, 1994, in Escanaba, the son of Paul and Marcia (Popour) Willette, Jr. He was currently a student at the Escanaba High School.
He enjoyed video games, music, hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, track and football. He also enjoyed internet activities.

He is survived by his father, Paul (Katrina) Willette, Gladstone; his mother, Marcia Willette, Marinette; five brothers, Paul Willette III and Christopher Cole, Marinette, Bryce Ford, Octavius Needles, and Brendan Willette, all of Gladstone; three sisters, Jillian Willette, Escanaba, Annalisa Ford and Chloe Ford, Gladstone; maternal grandparents, Steven (Denise) Popour, Menominee, Alice (Mike) Popour, Holly Hills, FL; pa ternal grandparents, Charmaine (Peter) Ellis, Marquette, Kevin (Joanna) Needles, Spanaway, WA; maternal great-grandmother, Carol (the late Clyde) Fisher, FL, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul Willette, Sr., in 1993, and his paternal great-grandfather, Julius Willette.

The Willette family received friends at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home, Escanaba, where funeral was held June 26.
Burial was in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery, Wells.
Memorial contributions in Matthew's name may be directed to the family for a charity of their choosing.
 


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