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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of December 09, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of December 09, 2010
Earl Dora PDF Print E-mail
Earl Dora, 87, 831 Pine Beach Rd., Marinette, formerly of Menominee, died Nov. 29, 2010, at the Luther Home.

He was born March 20, 1923, in Coleman, WI, to the late John and Gusta (Tachick) Dora. On March 8, 1947, he married Elaine Hannon, in Milwaukee. Earl graduated from Coleman High School. After graduating, he served as part of the United States Army for three years, earning the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon. He retired from the Menominee Paper Company after 38 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, pole making and gardening in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife of Marinette; two daughters, Susan (William) Lindahl, Wallace, and Janice (David) Bournonville, Menominee; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Borkowski. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Friends and family called Dec. 3 at the Anderson Kell Funeral Home. Funeral services were held in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Carol Francour PDF Print E-mail
Carol Irene Francour, 90, 4400 North Shore Drive, Menominee, died Nov. 30, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center, after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Carol was born May 12, 1920, in Marinette, to the late Peter and Belle (Kelly) VanEyck. Carol graduated from Marinette High School and on Sept. 12, 1942, married Pat Francour. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the Woman's Altar Society. Carol loved and enjoyed her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her husband Pat Francour, Menominee; six children, Judy (Michael) Vorachek, Lee's Summit, MO, Colleen (Bruce) Christensen, Menominee, Pat Francour, Stephenson, Tim (Jackie) Francour, Matthew (Jill) Francour, and Rebecca Francour, all of Menominee; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Boyer, Appleton, WI; nieces and nephews; and special friends. Carol was preceded in death by her one daughter-in-law, Nancy Francour; one son-in-law, David Impola; her granddaughter, Tammy Vorachek; four sisters, Helen, Florence, Charlotte and June and four brothers, Kenneth, Merle, Jay and Jack.

Friends and family called at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek where a Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 3 with father Corey Litzner officiating. Burial held in Birch Creek Cemetery. Anderson-Kell Funeral Home served the family.
Glenn Johnson PDF Print E-mail
Glenn E. Johnson, 79, Carney, died Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba.

Glenn was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Carney, to the late Peter Gustaf and Hulda (Bowman) Johnson. He was a farmer his whole life and was also a self-employed milk hauler. He later worked at the Stephenson Marketing in Nadeau and retired from the Stephenson plant, Nov. 18, 1997. Glenn enjoyed cutting fire wood for family members, four-wheeling, playing Skipbo and wintering in Florida. He also enjoyed watching baseball and being outdoors. Most of all he loved his time spent with his grandchildren. He was a member of Carney Evangelical Free Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Barb (Matt) Mathais, Bonnie (David) Forgette, Amy (Bob) Homa, and Nikki (friend, John Crossman) Johnson; one son, Scott (Billie), 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; ex wife, Wanda Johnson; brother, Bertil (Arloene) Johnson, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elmer; sister, Hildur Hayes; and granddaughter, Makayla Johnson Crossman.

Family and friends called Dec. 5 at the Carney Evangelical Free Church, where funeral service was held. Reverend Mark Duquette officiated. Burial was in Carney Free Church Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson assisted the family with arrangements.
Anne Nemetz PDF Print E-mail
Anne H. Nemetz, 90, died Nov. 25, 2010.

She was born in Stephenson Dec. 28, 1919, to the late Howard and Martha (Rasmussen) Hubbard. She attended Stephenson School and was a member of the Class of 1937. She attended Northern College of Education where she earned her teaching cer tificate. Anne taught schools in Stephenson, Menominee and Birch Creek. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church of Menominee. Anne also served on the Menominee Township Election Board and Board of Revenue. In 1944, she married James Nemetz.

Together they raised six children, Charles (Connie) Nemetz, Robert and Tom (Marilyn) Nemetz, Lucille (Dan) Schaefer, Louise (John) Martin and Margaret (Alex) Loudon her grandchildren, Laurie (Jason) Schlenvogt, Marie (Mike) Mullins, Mike (Tonya) Martin, Stacey (Troy) Brown, Josh (Carrie) Nemetz, Susan Loudon and Brenda Nemetz; great-grand children, Cody and Audrey Schlenvogt, Breanna Martin, Jaxon Nemetz and Isabella Brown; two brothers, Gerald Hubbard and Howard (Helen) Hubbard.
Along with her parents, Anne is preceded in death by her husband James; her son, Charles; a granddaughter, Lisa; and three brothers, Ruben, Hillman and Jesse.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Menominee Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Phil Tousley will officiate.
Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services. The Eastern Star will conduct their service at 1:30 p.m.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.
Carl Peterson PDF Print E-mail
Carl J. Peterson, 95, a life long resident of Stephenson, died Dec. 2, 2010, in Stephenson.

Carl was born in Stephenson Aug. 4, 1915, to the late Charles and Elin (Erikson) Peterson. He graduated from Stephenson High School. Carl married Elsie Olson at Bethlehem Covenant Church June 24, 1943. She preceded him in death April 20, 1999. On Oct. 9, 1941, Carlen listed in the US Navy and was honorably discharged March 30, 1945. After service he returned to the Palestine area and dairy farmed until he sold his dairy heard in 1978. He was interested in outdoor and nature photography and would spent hours for just the right moment to photograph a bird, flower or wild animal. Carl was a member of Bethlehem Covenant Church, Stephenson Lions Club and charter member of Mid-County VFW Post No. 5966. Carl had many passions but his grandchildren were his favorite.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Peterson, Stephenson and Cindy (Mike) Hendricks, Houghton, MI, three grand children and cousin of Ostersund, Sweden. Carl was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Peterson and sister Edith Mattson.

Visitation was held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home. Funeral was held Dec. 6 at Bethlehem Covenant Church. Reverend Andrew Stonina officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Sandra Socha PDF Print E-mail
Sandra Socha, 65, Peshtigo died Dec. 2, 2010, at Whispering Oakes Care Center.

She was the daughter of Stanley and Anna Kosewski, born March 30, 1945, in Menominee County. Sandra lived her first 20 years in Wallace, attending Wallace grade Schools and graduating from Stephenson High School. She then moved to Milwaukee. She married Gerald Socha Feb. 14, 1970. In 1971, they moved back to Wallace, and in 1974, to Marinette, where they lived for 30 years and upon retiring moved to Peshtigo.

Sandra is survived by her husband Gerald; two sons, Scott (fiancee Annmarie Good), Marinette and Randal, Marinette; three sisters, Marcella (Charles) Ahrndt, Menominee, Marge Nelson, Menomonee Falls, WI, Clara Mathias, Marinette, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eleanor Tenervitz and Barbara Multerer; and her brother, Edward Kosewski.

Family and friends gath ered at Holy Famiuly Parish - Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Marinette, Dec. 6, where Funeral Mass was held with the Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.
Lawrence Swanson PDF Print E-mail
Lawrence A. (Larry) Swanson, 72, 10103 Bay Shore Dr., Rapid River, died unexpectedly Dec. 1, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Escanaba, son of Roy and Ruby (Brown) Swanson. Larry attended Escanaba High School, Bay College and completed police academy at Northern Michigan University. Larry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was honorably dis charged in 1969. He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman (rifle), Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, and a Purple Heart. For 23 years, he was a deputy for the Delta County Sheriff's Department, retir ing in 1994. On June 9, 1990, he mar ried Laurel Chartrand Mervyn at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. He was a lifetime member of the D. A. V. and Vietnam Veterans of America 345.

He is survived by his wife of Rapid River; sons, James (Amy Buchl) Mervyn, Harper Woods, MI, and Vincent (Jennifer) Studer, Daggett; three brothers, Donald Swanson, Lake Villa, IL, Roger (Marilyn) Swanson, Stephenson, and Dennis Swanson, Brampton, MI; sister, Judy Nelson, Brampton, nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Loretta Schieber.

Visitation and funeral were held Dec. 6 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Judy Kincaid officiated. Burial was in Gardens of Rest Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family.
Perry Thunder, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Perry L. Thunder, Jr., 52, N14696 Hannahville B-1 Road, Wilson, died Dec. 3, 2010, in Hannahville.

He was born in Escanaba Dec. 15, 1957, the son of Perry and Cecilia (Marie) (McCullough) Thunder. He lived all his life in Hannahville and graduated from Hannahville High School. He was a custodian at the school and then at the casino. He married Celeste Sagataw in Hannahville. She preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2006.

He is survived by his mother of Hannahville; six step-children, Virginia, Stacey, Jody, Levi, Loretta and Ben; one sister, Linda Thunder, Escanaba; two brothers, Vernon Thunder, Hannahville, and Eugene (Kathy) Thunder, Menominee, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, his wife; brother, Wayne; and sister, Theresa.

Visitation was held at the Hannahville Community Center. Funeral Service was held there Dec. 7. Burial was in the Hannahville Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family.

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