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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of December 10, 2009

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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of December 10, 2009
Emma Johnson PDF Print E-mail
Emma Ann Johnson, 69, Daggett, died Dec. 7, 2009, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

 Emma was born Dec. 17, 1939, in Daggett, to the late Jons Peter and Barbara (Fellner) Johnson. Emma was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, photography and making crafts.

She is survived by two sisters, Elna Taylor, Green Bay, and Erna Harvey, OH; one brother, Roy Johnson, Daggett, nieces and nephews; and special friend, LeRoy Smiltneek, Nadeau.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Roger.

Visitation will be held Dec. 10 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Archie Roberts will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.
 
Orlin Ekberg PDF Print E-mail
Orlin W. Ekberg, 85, Powers, died Dec. 4, 2009, at Pinegrove Nursing Home, Powers.

He was born Feb. 2, 1924, to the late Herman and Ellen (Mattson) Ekberg in Niagara, WI. On Oct. 9, 1948, he married Mildred Poupore at St. Bruno's Church. She preceded him in death in 2006.
Orlin served in the U.S. Navy, He is a WWII Veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre. He was an avid outdoorsman working the majority of his life for himself, either on the family farm or in the woods. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the casino and watching the Detroit Pistons and the  Detroit Lions, some of his favorite pastimes were spending Christmas with family at the farm and other family get-togethers and playing poker with them.

He is survived by his five children, Leon (Diane) Ekberg, Bonita LeBoeuf, Kurt (Cheryl) Ekberg, Jayne (Gary) Eichhorn and Bryan (Brenda) Ekberg; two sisters, Ruby Perkette and Eunice Arnold, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; one brother, Curt Ekberg; six sisters, Julia Rouse, Lydia Trombley, Mabel Howell, Ruth Oplinger, Ester Foster and Ada Peshek.

Friends called from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST, Dec. 9 at St. Bruno's Church, Nadeau. Carney-Nadeau American Legion Post No. 487 military rites at 1 p.m. at the church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial was in Nadeau Cemetery.
The Allo Funeral Homes, Escanaba and Spalding assisted the family. Visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences.
The family requests that donations be made to Pinegrove Nursing Home in Powers.
 
Robert DuBois PDF Print E-mail
Robert J. DuBois, 61, a former Spalding resident, died Nov. 30, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee.

He was born in Escanaba Jan. 23, 1948, the son of Earl and Margaret (Infield) DuBois. He was raised in Spalding and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1967.
He served in the Army from 1968 until his honorable discharge in 1970. He received the National Defense Service Medal.
He was employed as a woodsworker. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish.

He is survived by a daughter, Sheryl DuBois, Mesa, AZ;  one grandson; brother, Ken (Anita), Spalding; two sisters, Janice Henderson and Sherry (Jack) Hanson, both of AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding in the near future.
Burial will be held in the Spalding Township Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family.
 
Lois Campbell PDF Print E-mail
Lois A. Campbell, 83, Stephenson, died Dec. 4, 2009, in Stephenson.

Lois Alma Chaney was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Stephenson, to the late Escar and Louise (Horlbeck) Chaney. She graduated from Stephenson High School, Class of 1944. On June 6, 1953, she married William Campbell, Jr., in Menominee. He preceded her in death May 2, 1984. She was a member of the Lost Lake Covenant Church. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and cro cheting.

She is survived by her son, Paul (special friend Diana Wells), Stephenson; daugh ter, Virginia (Mike) Malmstadt, Menominee; one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren; a sis ter, Lillian Ailport; brothers, Edward Chaney, Roger (Lois) Chaney  all of Stephenson.
She was preceded in death by her grandson Steven Malmstadt.

Funeral service was held Dec. 8, at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. The Rev. Andrew Stonia officiated.
Burial was held at Lost Lake Cemetery.
 
Lee Boyer PDF Print E-mail
Lee A. Boyer, 83, 10226 U.S. 2, Rapid River, died Dec. 5, 2009, at Christian Park Village, Escanaba.

Lee was born May 19, 1926, in Masonville Township, the son of Francis and Ruth (Pettey) Boyer. He was a lifelong resident of the Rapid River area. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Upon re turning from the war he worked at the Rapid River Creamery and later with the Delta County Road Commission for over 36 years until he retired in 1988. Following retirement he worked for Marvic Construction and the U.S. Forest Service in Rapid River. He was also a member of the Rapid River American Legion, Walter W. Cole Post No. 301.
He married Joyce Feb. 26, 1949, at the All Saints Church, Gladstone.
He enjoyed traveling and going to his granddaughters basketball games at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Stevie (Sharon) Boyer, North Delta, MI, and Mike (Nancy Coyne) Boyer, Rapid River; three daughters, Cherie (Garry) Gronmark, Carney, Susie (Steve) Pyke, and Sandy (Sam) Johnson, both of Rapid River, 10 grandchil dren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Frances Short, Donna Mauhar and Betty Plourde.

Memorial services were held at the Skradski Funeral Home, Gladstone, Dec. 8, with Pastor Steven Gauger officiating.
For additional information or to leave the Boyer family a message of condolence, go to www.skradski-boycefuneralhomes.com
 


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