Henry L. Seitz, 66, Stephenson, died Aug. 3, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
He was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Trenton, MI, to Henry M. and Mildred (Malcomson) Seitz.
He practiced law in Ishpeming and edited From Point to Pointe for many years. He participated in many Masonic organizations on the local, state and national levels and was a holder of the 33rd degree, the Purple Cross and the Masonic Scouter Award. He served both as the Most Illustrious Grand Master in the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons and as the Associate Grand Guardian in Job's Daughters. Henry was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and served at many positions, in Ishpeming and Menominee, in the local church, Presbytery and Synod. He was active with the American Heart Association, the Ishpeming Salvation Army Advisory Board, Menominee County Friends of the Library, the Marquette Choral Society, and the Menominee County Choir. He presided over the Hiawathaland Council Board, Boy Scouts of America, and served on the board for nearly 20 years, was an assistant scoutmaster with two Jamboree troops as well as a local troop, and holds the Silver Beaver Award.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Barbara J. (Sautter) Seitz; four children, Katrina Seitz, Denton, TX, Henry W. Seitz, West Bloomfield, MI, Kirsten Seitz, Orlando, FL, and Liesl (Jolon) Buchbinder, Suisun City, CA, one granddaughter and an aunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and only brother, Marvin Seitz.
Family and friends called at First Presbyterian Church, Menominee, where funeral was held Aug. 8. Pastor Jon Nelson officiated. Private burial will be held at a later date. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made in memory of Henry Seitz to the Friends of the Library in Stephenson, MI; Michigan Job's Daughters Foundation (c/o Ann Norton, 4672 Otter Lake, Rd., Otter Lake, MI 48464); Hiwathaland Council of Boy Scouts of America; or to a charity of choice.
Mary Ann Saxton, 88, Stephenson, died July 28, 2011, at home.
Mary Ann was born April 23, 1923, in Harris, MI, to the late Marion and Olga (Ouradnik) Lasonski. On Dec. 4, 1964, Mary Ann married Don Saxton in Powers. Mary Ann worked as a waitress and cook at many restaurants including the 41 Cafe, Macco's Restaurant in Escanaba and The Tasty Freeze in Powers. Mary Ann loved dancing and throwing parties. Spending time with her children and grandchildren is what she enjoyed most.
Survivors include her three children, Wanda Johnson, Stephenson, Roger (Priscilla) Schuette, Hermansville and Louis (Anna) Schuette, Menominee, eight grandchildren, several great-and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Don and a son, Steven.
Family and friends may call at the Stephenson United Methodist Church Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Mathews will officiate, Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Esther Marie (Mrs. Mel) Peterson, 58, Aurora, IL, died Aug. 2, 2011, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL.
She was born Sept. 6, 1952, in St. Louis, MO.
Esther worked for the Wheaton College Book Store and was a member of the Faith Evangelical Covenant Church where she served as a deaconess.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Peterson, Aurora; two brothers, Robert (Renae) Piquard, Greenwood, IN, and William (Kim) Piquard, Whitinsville, MA, six nieces and nephews, a great-niece; three "sons", Cary (Kate), Craig (Robyn) and Chris (Charyl) Peterson, 10 "grandchildren".
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Eugene and Alice Marie Piquard; and a nephew, Jonathan Piquard.
A memorial service was held Aug. 6 at Faith Evangelical Covenant Church, Wheaton.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the church.
Family and friends may sign a guest book at www.hultgrenfh.com
For more information, call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.
Margaret J. Pardee, 95, Marinette, died July 31, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Minnesota, to the late T. John and Ellen (Andersen) Konyn.
She moved to Marinette with her family at age 12. She graduated from Marinette High School in 1933 and went to Marinette Teachers' College. Margaret and her sister Gertrude then moved to Detroit.
She married Curtis Pardee June 24, 1939, in Detroit. He preceded her in death in 1986. In 1989 she moved back to Marinette and also kept a home in Florida.
Margaret was Catholic. She enjoyed playing bridge.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Stuart (Skip) (Veronica) Pardee, Gardenerville, NV, and John (Beverly) Pardee, Marinette; four daughters, Carole Barthelemy, Marinette, Mary Ellen (John) Overgaard, Walnut Creek, CA, Marcia (Jim) Reimer, Munith, MI, and Barbara (Jack) Kahrnoff, West Bloomfield, MI; one brother, Ben (Mary), Menominee; one sister, Millie Higginson, Loves Park, IL, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Nick and Peter; and three sisters, Gertrude, Frances and Louise.
Visitation was held at Holy family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Marinette where funeral Mass was held Aug. 4 with the Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established .
Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
Ronald (Rolly) Meshigaud, Sr., 54, Wilson, died Aug. 2, 2011, at Marquette General Hospital.
He was born in Escanaba, the son of Hubert and Luella (Wandahsega) Meshigaud.
Rolly was raised in Hannahville and graduated from Bark River-Harris School in 1975.
He enjoyed doing Native bead work and crafts. He loved socializing at the casino and playing games. He was employed in the maintenance department at the Island Resort and Casino.
He is survived by three children, Harl Meshigaud, Juana Meshigaud and Ronald Meshigaud, Jr., all of Hannahville, eight grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, John (Sue) Meshigaud, Annie Meshigaud, Earl (Aeisha) Meshigaud, Ernest (Janice) Meshigaud, Juania (George) Megenuph, Robert (Sharon) Meshigaud, David (friend, Steve) Meshigaud, Donald (Ronald's twin brother) Meshigaud, Kenneth (Jeanne) and Daniel (Lorrie) Meshigaud, all of Hannahville, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hubert, Jr.; sisters, Mary Lou Meshigaud and Alverna Mae Schoen.
Visitation was at the Potawatomi Heritage Center. The funeral service was Aug. 6 at the Heritage Center. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Arlend (Arnie) Francis Dellisse, 83, Menominee, died Aug. 5, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.
He was born April 12, 1928, in Menominee, to the late Edward and Lena (Lerret) Dellisse.
He married Loretta Loranga Aug. 21, 1948, at the St. Adalbert's Church in Menominee. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Arlend worked at the former Ansul Company in Marinette as a chemical operator and when Specialty Chemical bought out the chemical division in 1983 he retired from Ansul worked for Specialty Chemical doing his same job for another six years, retiring in 1988 with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee. Arlend loved buying new cars and would never let them get dirty. He enjoyed cutting his grass and, in his earlier years, he liked going to the casino and he was an avid Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Nancy (Jack) Albrecht, Menominee, and Judy (Tim) Gallagher, Milwaukee; two sons, James (Marie) Dellisse and William (Sandy) Dellisse, both of Menominee, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Bobbie) Dellisse, Kenosha, WI, and Merwin (Gail) Dellisse, Menominee.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Dellisse; a sister, Joanne Braund; an infant sister, Mary; and a two-year-old brother, Ralph.
Friends called at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Aug. 9 at Resurrection Parish in Menominee. The Rev. Fr. Robb Jurkovich officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, with military honors.
A memorial fund has been established in Arlend's name.
James C. Collins, 73, Menominee, died Aug. 6, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.
Jim was born April 16, 1938, to the late Curtis Delorme and Lenore Collins in Green Bay.
Jim graduated from Lourdes, Class of 1956. He served in the United States Navy. On June 1, 1963, he married June Lampe at St. John's Cathedral in Milwaukee, he worked as a foundry supervisor of machine maintenance at several Milwaukee factories until his retirement Dec. 5, 2000, when he and June moved to Menominee. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and his morning coffee social at McDonalds with his buddies.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Michelle (Patrick), Menominee; two sons, Patrick (Barbara) Collins, Milwaukee, and Timothy Sr. (Tina) Collins, San Diego, CA, six grand children, one great-grand child.
He was preceded in death by his parents, relatives and friends.
Friends called at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home for a memorial service Aug. 9. Deacon Steve Gretzinger officiated.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established and may be sent to: Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, c/o Jim Collins Memorial Fund, 549 10th Ave., Menominee, MI 49858. Call 906-863-3227.
Robert G. Betzinger, 55, Menominee, died Aug. 2, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.
Bob was born June 25, 1956, in Menominee, to Roger and Barbara (Benesh) Betzinger.
He worked in the construction field for many years. Bob enjoyed fishing, Johnny Cash music and John Wayne movies.
He is survived by his parents; son, Robert (Mandy) Chaltry; daughter, Tanya (Tom) Fletcher; three sisters, Laurie (Stacey) Merkling, Angie (Brian) Williams and Billie Jo (Bill) Tebo; three brothers, Roger (R.J.), Richard (Rick) (Helena) and Steven (Trish), four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation and memorial service will be held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home Aug. 10, from 6 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Father Michael Vichich officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.