Marilyn Louise Copeland, 76, Wilson, died unexpectedly Jan. 4, 2011, at her home
. She was born Nov. 13, 1934, to the late Earnest and Dorothy (Layton) McDaniel in Lebanon, IN. On May 27, 1955, she married Richard (Dick) Copeland at Pleasant View Methodist Church in Indiana.
She loved her flowers and taking care of others. She was a Packer fan and Hoosier basketball fan. She loved her family above all.
She is survived by her husband; four children, Randal (Kathleen) Copeland, Daniel (Laura) Copeland, Sandra (Bruce) St. Aubin and Elizabeth Frievalt, one brother; Gary (Judy) McDaniel, four sisters; Phyllis Cooper, Patricia Wilson, Shirley (Leon) Beedlove and Carolyn (Dale) Wilson, ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends called at Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. Funeral service was held Jan. 8 at the funeral home with Rev. James Copeland officiating. Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery in the spring.
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Kathleen A. Fox, 58, Menominee, died unexpectedly at home Jan. 9, 2011.
She was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Libertyville, IL, to the late William and Margaret (Collins) Wagner.
Kathleen worked as a sales associate. She liked being outdoors just soaking up the sun. Her greatest joy was her children. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters, Bobbi Jo Fox, Bonnie Fox (Aron Doubek) and Nicki Fox, all of Menominee, eight grand children; one sister, Diane (Dean) Wright, Shawano; and one brother, William (Rolenda) Wagner, Stephenson.
Funeral Services will be held at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of services. Deacon Vincent Beckley will officiate.
A memorial fund has been established in Kathleen's name.
Patricia A. Ghezzi, 73, Marinette, died Jan. 6, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.
She was born July 20, 1937, to the late Charles and Ann (Voros) Kroll in Muskegon, MI. She graduated from Muskegon High School in 1955. On Feb. 28, 1957, she married Donald Ghezzi in Muskegon. He preceded her in death June 25, 1987. Patricia had worked for Sealed Power in Muskegon for 30 years and then Damon Laboratories in Tampa, FL, for 10 years. She moved to Marinette in 2000 and managed Shore Manor Apartments for seven years until her illness. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, scrabble and video poker.
Patricia is survived by a son, Mark (Mary) Ghezzi, Muskegon; two daughters, Judith Janquart and Susan Smith both of Menominee; 11 brothers, Ralph (Martha), Bill (Joyce), Phillip (Caroline), Roger, Wayne (Karla), Terry (Sharon), Doug (Brenda), Donny (Martha), Mike, Dennis and James (Pam) Kroll and three grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, an infant sister; and a sister, Florence Doom.
Friends called at Bethel Lutheran Church in Menominee where services were held with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
Cecil Hayes Keepers II, 54, Stephenson, died Jan. 7, 2011, at home.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Ontonagon, to Edith (Weisinger) and the late Ronald Keepers. He served in the United States Air Force. On May 13, 1978, Cecil married Robin LaCoste in Plainfield, WI. He was a logger and construction worker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to camp, watching NASCAR and football. He further enjoyed playing Yahtzee with his brother-in-law Bill and sister-in-law Lisa.
He is survived by his wife, mother; a brother, Kevin (Missy) Keepers; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral service was held Jan. 9 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Mark Johnson officiated.
Kenneth Carl Krause, 83, Menominee, died Jan. 6, 2011, at the Rennes Health Center East, Peshtigo.
He was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Menominee, to the late Ernst and Amanda (Gorman) Krause. On Feb. 25, 1950, he married Beverly Bilodeau. She preceded him in death Oct. 25, 2007. Kenneth served as a Merchant Marine during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 146 and Amvets.
He served as county clerk/register of deeds and clerk of court for Menominee County for 27 years. He was also involved in local, state and national government. Kenneth was a member of the Elks Club, Menominee Area Gymkanas, Charter member of the Antique Car Club, member of the Enstrom Board of Directors, member of the Board of Directors of MECU, was a Big Brother for the DAR Club, and was instrumental in the expansion of the airport and the founding of the Meals on Wheels program. He was an animal lover and enjoyed traveling, boating and his antique cars.
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Dennis Schumaker) Linsmeier; and his son, Paul (Bobbie) Krause, both of Menominee; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and friends.
In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by step-father, Albert (Abba), his mother; and his sister, Beverly Cornell.
Family and friends may call Jan. 13 at the Anderson Kell Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m. American Legion Post No. 146, services will be held at 5 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. with the 20-Year Military Club presenting military honors.
Carol Macek, 74, Lindenhurst, IL, died Jan. 9, 2011, in Lewisville, TX, after a long battle with a brain tumor.
She was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Stephenson, the daughter of the late Carmen and Merina (Hall) Anderson. She earned her master's degree from Northern Michigan University and had worked as an elementary school teacher in Stephenson, Lake Forest and Fox Lake, IL, retiring in 2000.
In 1964, she married Edward T. Macek. He preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1999.
Her interests included gardening and traveling and she was a former member of the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her children, Edward (Janet) Macek, Antioch, Pamela Macek (Jim Seymour), Bloomington, IL, Thomas Macek, Chicago, and Cindy (Tadd) Bednar, Flower Mound TX, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 15, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1155 Hillside Ave., Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation starting at 9 a.m. The Reverend Ellen Arthur will officiate.
Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18, in North Shore Garden of Memories, North Chicago.
Contributions may be made to the Am Brain Tumor Association in her memory.
Strang Funeral Home, Antioch, is assisting the family.
Guestbook may be signed at www.strangfh.com
Barbara June Marfleet, 62, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, died Jan. 2, 2011.
She was born May 11, 1948, in Menominee. She moved to Canada in 1969, to attend Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. She worked at Bethany Homes in Wetaskiwin then moved to Medicine Hat in 1979 working at K-Mart. Barbara married Robert in 1987. When her children were older, she worked as a teacher's aide with Medicine Hat School District No. 76 until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Alison (Adam); son, Christopher; sisters, Carol (David) Martin, Green Bay and Mary Jane Kleinke , Prescott Valley, AZ; brother, David (Dianna) Bruso, Menominee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clement and Pearl Bruso; and sister, Rosalie Bruso.
Funeral Service was held at Temple Baptist Church, Medicine Hat, Jan. 10, with Pastor Larry Dye officiating.
Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting website at www.cooksouthland.com Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cancer Centre, 666 5th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, T1A 4H6. Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, Medicine Hat, served the family.
Walter Oscar Mueller, 80, Menominee, died unexpectedly Jan. 6, 2011, at his home.
Walter was born May 15, 1930, in Oconto, to the late Frank and Esther (Bucholz) Mueller.
Walter graduated from Gillett High School, Class of 1948. On June 14, 1952, he married Doris Buhrandt. She preceded him in death in October of 2005. He then married Elizabeth Leonhardt-Bayerl May 25, 2007. For many years, Wally farmed and was self-employed driving his own semi. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Gillett. He enjoyed hunting and spending time in the woods with his deer and other wildlife. Wally also loved gardening and riding his four-wheeler.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, Menominee; his five children, Irvin (Laurie) Mueller, Kathy (Dale) Carlson, Russell (Lorna) Mueller, Margie Mueller and Wayne (Susan) Mueller, all of Gillett; two stepsons, Brian (Kris) Bayerl, Macomb, and Gary Meshigaud, Hannahville, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step grandchildren; one brother, Edward Mueller.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson.
Family and friends called Jan. 9 at the Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel with Father Corey Litzner officiating.
Burial was in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Gillett.
Mary Alice Steber, 81, Menominee, died Jan. 4, 2011.
She was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Menominee to the late Stanley and Victoria (Chernetski) Springer. Mary Alice graduated from Menominee High School in 1949, and married Joseph Steber Oct. 30, 1950, at St. Adalbert's Church in Menominee. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2000. She was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee and served as a lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. She also was a choir member for 40 years, taught faith formation and belonged to New Wine Prayer Group and Legion of Mary. Mary Alice enjoyed raising her family, gardening, sailing, choir, prayer and scripture study. She was also instrumental in getting EWTN placed on the local cable network.
Mary Alice is survived by four sons, Msgr. Michael, Marquette, Mark, Menominee, David (Mary), Poughkeepsie, NY and Thomas (Linda), Green Bay, three grandchildren.
Along with her parents and husband Joseph, she was preceded in death by a son, Joel; and one brother, Norbert.
Friends called at the Lemieux-Thielen Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 10 at Resurrection Parish in Menominee with Msgr. Michael Steber and Reverend Robb Jurkovich con celebrating with priests of the diocese, Bishop Alexander K. Sample and deacons in attendance.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery Menominee.
William Swanson Jr., 82 of Hickory, NC, formerly of Dallas Pike, WV died Dec. 31, 2010, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township, following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 16, 1928, in Stephenson, a son of the late William and Alice O. (Larson) Swanson.
William enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, dur ing the World War II period. He completed his basic air borne training in 1950, and served as a paratrooper dur ing the Korean War. He then furthered his military career as a mechanic for the National Guard in Washington, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a lifelong member of Harley Owner's Group.
He was an avid Harley-Davidson rider and had attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the base of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
He had lived the past nine years in Hickory with his daughter, Billie and her husband, George Spencer.
Surviving, in addition to his daughter, are a grandson; a sister, Joyce (Dutch) Vender Zenden, Texas; and his former wife, Beverly Briggs of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stanley George Swanson; four sisters, Gladys, Doris, Lois and Inez; and two brothers, James and Jerry Swanson.
A full military burial will be held in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Bert C. Siders Post 643, 30 Short Street, Avella, PA 15312. Arrangements by Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., Avella, PA.