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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 10, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 10, 2010
Fred Baribeau PDF Print E-mail
Fred (Pete) J. Baribeau, 89, Menominee, died May 24, 2010, at the Waukesha Springs Nursing Home, Waukesha.

He was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Marinette, to the late Fred and Jennie (Potier) Baribeau.
Fred graduated from Marinette High School, Class of 1938. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He married Lorraine Barrett Feb. 27, 1943. She preceded him in death April 8, 2010. Fred worked for many years with Wisconsin Public Service and retired with the company. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, Menominee.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Scheuerman, Waukesha, four grandchildren, one great-grandson; three sisters, Loraine (Bob) Nelson, TX, Evelyn Baribeau, Marinette, and Florence (Fritz) Beland, Menominee; one brother, Francis Baribeau, Menominee, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 5 at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. Deacon Vincent Beckley officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
 
Sarah Borden PDF Print E-mail
Sarah Mae Borden, 92, Wallace, died June 6, 2010, at Menominee Care Center.

She was born Nov. 4, 1917, to the late Louis and Stella (Hypkie) Marciniak in Peoria, IL, moving with her family to Stephenson at the age of three. Sarah graduated from Stephenson High School. She married Roy Borden June 6, 1942, at Precious Blood Church. He preceded her in death  Dec. 15, 1998. Sarah loved her family and had a special fondness for small children and babies. She was known for her vegetable gardens, flower gardens, quilting and embroidering.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Robert) Schultz, Wallace, and Rebecca (Michael) Sullivan, Atlanta, GA; four sons, Roy Borden, Necedah, WI, Leo (Bonnie) Borden, Iron Ridge, WI, Francis (Terry) Borden, Hartford, WI, and Timothy (Beth) Borden, Adam, WI, 18 grandchil dren, and 11 great-grand children; two brothers, Harry (Hellen) Marciniak, Milwaukee, and George Marciniak, Stephenson; one sister, Mary (Chester) Kozlowski, Stephenson.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Wiesner; two brothers, Sylvester and Walter; one daughter, Sister Mary Margaret; and one grand daughter, Mikayla Sullivan.

Visitation will be June 10 at the Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 5 p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue June 11, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Birch Creek, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Father Joseph Vandannoor will officiate.
Burial will be June 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Cemetery, Necedah, WI.
 
Lillian Buckmaster PDF Print E-mail
Lillian Augusta (Kropp) Buckmaster, 93, Stephenson, died June 3, 2010, in De Pere, WI, while under hospice care.

She was born March 20, 1917, in Daggett, to the late Ewald and Mathilda (Glaser) Kropp. She attended the Tessmer School and gradu ated from Daggett High School in 1934. During her teenage years, Lillian learned to play piano, vio lin, guitar, banjo and accor dion. She was also the or ganist in her church for three years and played in the church bell choir. On Feb. 27, 1937, she married Von (Shorty) Buckmaster in Daggett. Shorty preceded her in death Oct. 28, 2001. They farmed together east of Talbot for many years be fore opening the Dogs "N Suds Restaurant in Stephenson and later retired in Stephenson.
They had five children. Lillian enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and sewing. She was a member of the Daggett Moravian Church.

She is survived by her children, Allan Buckmaster, Stephenson, Mary Lou (Bob) DePrey, Apache Junction, AZ, Marlene Baribeau, Oconto, and Mel (Deborah) Buckmaster, Green Bay; 20 grandchil dren, and 12 great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ivan; two sis ters, Henrietta and Louella; and one brother, Willie.

Friends and family called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Funeral Service was held there June 7, with Rev. Archie Roberts officiating.
Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.
 
Christopher Deloria PDF Print E-mail
Christopher Scott Deloria, 19, Menominee, died June 5, 2010, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

He was born Nov. 29, 1990, in Escanaba, to Scott and Stacy (Meisenburg) Deloria. Chris attended Menominee schools and fin ished his education through the Army National Guard Infantry. He loved hunting, country music and spending time with his uncle Scott and his grandmother Kathy. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Stephenson. He was presently working as a care giver and working towards his re-enlistment in the Guard.

He is survived by his parents; sister and brother, Cheyenne and Johnathon Deloria both at home, spe cial friend, Courtney Schroeder, and her son Silas, Oshkosh; paternal grandparents, Norbert and Gail Deloria, Daggett; and maternal grandfather, Gene Meisenburg, South Carolina, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Catherine Meisenburg; cousins, Hunter and Maria Meisenburg.

Funeral Service was held June 8 at Central Baptist Church, Stephenson. Reverends James Hoffman and Dana Lane officiated.
Burial was in Central Baptist Church Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
 
Mary Dugan PDF Print E-mail
Mary E. (Betty) Dugan, 89, Menominee, died May 31, 2010, at Rennes Health Center West, Peshtigo.

She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Menominee, to Vital and Ann (Schepeck) Mathy.
Betty resided in Menominee all of her life and was a graduate of Menominee High School, Class of 1939. She married Francis (Jim) Dugan in St. John the Baptist Church, Menominee, April 13, 1940. He preceded her in death March 18, 1997. For over 30 years she was em ployed by Lauerman Brothers Company, Marinette. In the early years of the Northernaires Drum and Bugle Corps, she partic i pated in the parent's association of the corps.
She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Menominee, and the St. Anne's Sodality.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Cynthia) Dugan, Gurnee, IL, and Judith Hopfensperger, Marinette; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Louise Miller, Appleton, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Peter Dugan; a son-in-law, Dick Hopfensperger; and six brothers and sisters.

Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette. A Funeral Mass was offered by Father Ron Skufca at Holy Spirit Church, Menominee, June 4. Pallbearers were Craig Hopfensperger, Craig Dugan, Robert Williams, Andrew Williams, Jeremy Ziemer, Cindy Gressel and Tanner Borths.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
 
William Hansen PDF Print E-mail
William (Bill) Hansen, 88, died May 18, 2010, in Las Cruces, where he had been a resident since 1962.

He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Wallace, to William C. and Helen (Kuich) Hansen, Sr.
He was raised in the Greenwoods area of Michigan.
He served with the 1503rd Air Division - 60th squadron and Air Transport Command during WWII, in the battles and campaigns in the South Philippines and the Western Pacific. He received his Army Air Force Silver Wings, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon (two bronze stars) during his service. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Prior to living in Las Cruces, he and his family resided in Alaska for several years where he ran a local business and spent his leisure time prospecting, hunting and fishing, he also enjoyed telling stories.
He retired from El Paso Electric Company in 1988. He was an avid prospec tor/treasure hunter and loved exploring New Mexico.

He is survived by his daughter, Patrice Hansen, Las Cruces, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Grace Hansen; a daughter, Donna Marie Tillman, parents; and sisters, Lillian Pelon and Bette Ebsch.

At Bill's request cremation and memorial service was held June 3 at Getz Funeral Chapel. On line condo lences may be sent to www.getzfuneralhome.com
 
Gladys Hultgren PDF Print E-mail
Gladys L. Hultgren, 94, Menominee, died June 2, 2010, at Rennes Health Care Center East.

She was born June 2, 1916, to the late Arthur E. and Lauretta J. (Harrison) Lund, in Florence, WI. She graduated from Florence High School and went on to work for Wisconsin Public Service for a few years. On Aug. 11, 1945, she married Leonard C. Hultgren. He preceded her in death in 1989. They moved to the area in 1958. She and her husband owned the Twin City Laundry and later the Valeteria Cleaners, where she continued to work after they sold the business, retiring in her 80s. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Menominee, for many years. She was also a mem ber of the Menominee Women's Club. She loved gardening and playing bridge.

She is survived by her four children, Dr. Bruce (Marianne) Hultgren, Kailua, HI, David (Lydia) Hultgren, Walled Lake, MI, Beth Hultgren, Lansing, MI, and Robert (Jennifer) Hultgren, Fort Collins, CO; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lund; and a sister, Eva Peck.

Friends called at First Methodist Church, where funeral services were held June 6. Pastor Phil Tousley officiated. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum, Marinette.
Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
Leroy Kositzke PDF Print E-mail
Leroy J. (Tuffy) Kositzke, 68, Wilson, died unexpect edly May 29, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba.

He was born Sept. 10, 1941, in Escanaba, the son of Fred and Loretta (Joncas) Kositzke. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1960. He was employed for 26 years at Harnischfeger Corp. in Escanaba until it closed and then he was em ployed at P and S Manufacturing in Powers un til his retirement in 2004. He married Lynn Possi May 25, 1963, in Chicago. Leroy enjoyed hunting, fishing trips to Canada, gar dening and was a Bark River-Harris Broncos and Detroit Lions fan.

He is survived by his wife; children, Keith (Tami) Kositzke, Waukesha, Todd Kositzke, Wilson, Nancy Gatien, Powers, Adam (Terra) Kositzke, Green Bay, seven grandchildren; mother-in-law, Ruth Possi, Escanaba; sisters, Marilyn (Paul) Goodman, Gladstone, Kathy (Rich) Hansen, Escanaba.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Pauline Rusch; brother-in-law, David Possi; father-in-law, Raymond Possi; and daughter-in-law, Amy Chenier Kositzke.

Visitation was held at the Anderson  Funeral Home, Escanaba. Funeral services were held there June 2. Father Michael Chenier of ficiated.
Burial was in the Norway Township Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to the Leroy Kositzke fam ily.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net
 
Alex Koutnik PDF Print E-mail
Alex James (Jim) Koutnik, 75, River Drive, Wallace, died June 4, 2010, after a 10-month battle with lung cancer.

Jim was born Dec. 29, 1934, on his family's farm in Wallace, to the late Alex and Anna (Velich) Koutnik and was a 1953 graduate of Menominee High School. In June of 1954, he joined the United States Marines and was stationed in San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA. He was discharged in June of 1956. While in the service, he played in the Marine Corp. Band.
On June 7, 1958, he married Evelyn Havelka in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sobeski. He enjoyed play ing baseball for the Menominee River Cubs and Birch Creek.
Jim operated Jim's Mobil Station, owned and operated his own heating oil and gasoline truck for Campbell Bruce, and later drove truck for C. W. Transport Company, Clairmont,  and Roadway Express, retiring in 1994. In 1988, he retired as fire chief from the Menominee-Ingallston Volunteer Fire Department after 32 years of service. Jim loved to travel espe cially to Lauighlin, NV. He also loved gardening, keep ing up his home and yard and helping relatives, neighbors and friends.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post No. 146.

He is survived by his wife; one sister, Betty (Ron) Boesen, Marinette; one brother, Robert (Jackie) Koutnik, Wallace; and one sister-in-law, Jean Koutnik, Peshtigo, four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Koutnik; one sister, Anna Mae LaPalm; and one brother, Ken Koutnik.

Family and friends called at the Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were held June 6 in the funeral home chapel with Father Michael Chenier officiating.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, with 20-Year Military Club presenting honors.
 
David Lutes PDF Print E-mail
David (Dave) Eugene Lutes, 70, Wilson, died June 4, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born Nov. 16, 1939, to Ralph and Paula (Morris) Lutes, in Plainwell, MI.

David graduated from Otsega High School in 1958.
In 1961, he married Judy Keech.
He received his journey man plumbing license in 1970 and his master's li cense in 1972.
He moved to the U.P. in 1981, and worked for the State of Michigan as a plumbing inspector for 20 years. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitter Union for 30 years. He re tired in 2001. During his re tirement, Dave enjoyed gar dening, caring for and show ing his draft horses.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Jamie Barilla, AZ, and JoAnna (Mark) Stotesbery, ND, one grand son, Nathan Stotesbery who is presently serving in the U.S. Air Force; his mother, Paula Lutes; and sister, Dee Ann Davis both of Plainville.
He was preceded in death by his father.

In keeping with Dave's wishes there will be no services at this time.
The Crawford Funeral Home assisted the Lutes family.
 
Kelvin Motsinger PDF Print E-mail
Kelvin Jay Motsinger, 9, Menominee, died May 29, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center as the result of a drowning accident in Marinette.

He was born May 11, 2001, in Marinette and was a second grade student at Menominee Catholic Central School. Kelvin played baseball and enjoyed four wheeling. He loved to build things with his grandpa and had a special friend, the family Lab, Buddy. His ambition was to become a design engineer.

He is survived by his mother, Maranda Racine and step-dad, Adam Decker, Menominee; his father, Michael Motsinger, Marinette; a sister, Natalie Motsinger at home; mater nal grandparents, Jay and Kristi Racine, Menominee; maternal great-grandpar ents, James and Marylee Racine, Menominee, and Richard Freerking, Mauston, WI; paternal grandmother, Patricia Tessmer, Marinette, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grand mother, Noreen Freerking; and paternal grandparents, George and Jean Boivin.

Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, where fu neral services were held June 4. Father Mike Chenier offi ciated.
Memorial contributions are suggested for the Kelvin Motsinger Memorial Fund established at Wells Fargo Bank, 962 First St., Menominee.
 
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