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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of November 04, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of November 04, 2010
Thomas Anderson PDF Print E-mail
Thomas H. Anderson, 63, Cedar River, died Oct. 30, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.

Tom was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Menominee, to the late Irving and Anne (Schuster) Anderson. Tom worked as a manufacturing engineer in Milwaukee for Falk Corp. and also owned a restaurant. He moved to Denver work ing for Bucyrus Erie making equipment for strip mining eventually transferring to Idaho. In 1968 he returned to the area and worked for Harnischfeiger Corp. in Escanaba. He then worked at Emerson Electric in Menominee as an engineer. In the mid- 90s he became a truck driver, retiring from Nelson Freight in 2009. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, sports and statistics. He enjoyed vol unteering his time with the Special Olympics serving as coach, chaperone and driver. He helped introduce the sport of handball to Special Olympics. His extended family were his friends at the Cedar River Lighthouse and Cedar River Plaza.

He is survived by his sister, Karen (Jerry) Petersen, Cedar River; two brothers, Don (Bessie), Menomine, and Jim (Kathy), Marinette; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew and cousins. A memorial service will be held Nov. 6 at the Cedar River Chapel at 2 p.m. Reverend Chad Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar River Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Cedar River Township Hall.  Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alwin Chaltry PDF Print E-mail
Alwin J. Chaltry, 91, Wallace, died Oct. 27, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.

Alwin was born on the family farm in Daggett. Aug. 27, 1919, to Fred and Mary Chaltry. Alwin left home in Daggett with his cousin, Gordon Parrett, when he was 15, to join a logging camp in Beachwood, to help earn money for their families. He worked in the logging camp and learned the trade of a lumber jack. Alwin joined the United States Marines Corps in 1942 where he served in South Pacific bat tles of World War II, includ ing Iwo Jima, Saipan and Tinian. After World War II, Alwin returned to Menominee. He Married Lily (Erickson) Chaltry May 25, 1946. For 33 years he worked at Menominee Paper Company on the paper ma chine in various roles and retired as a tour foreman and spare superintendent in 1974. Alwin handbuilt 14 homes throughout Menominee County. He continued to log on his own property until only a few years ago. Alwin loved hunting up land game throughout the Midwest and trout and salmon fishing on Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Alwin harvested his last buck in November of 2009. Alwin enjoyed attending Menominee High School Football games. Nothing was more important to him than his family.

Alwin is survived by his two children, Charles (Marge) Chaltry, Menominee and Marilyn (Richard) Hass, Wallace; his sister, Dorothy Buyarski; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and spe cial friend, Theresa Szubartouski. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents, brothers, Arthur, Norman, Michael, Alfred William, Felix; sisters, Edna, Agnes, Marie, Evelyn and twin daughters.

Visitation and funeral were held Oct. 30 at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee Nov. 1.
Raymond Erickson PDF Print E-mail
Raymond H. Erickson, 76, Carney, died Oct. 29, 2010, unexpectedly at his home.

Ray was born Nov. 10. 1933, to the late Amandus and Irene (Mellen) Erickson on the family farm in Carney. He lived his whole life on the family farm raising beef cattle and after re tiring from Superior Cedar Products in 1995 he raised show horses. Ray was a 1954 graduate of Stephenson High School, and member of the Carney Free Church. He sang in the church choir and the men's quartet. He was involved with the boy's club and youth groups at church. For many years on Christmas eve he would hand out red de licious apples to the chil dren following the Christmas program. He was involved with 4-H and helped the kids who brought cattle to the fair. He also brought evergreen blankets and Christmas trees to Chicago to sell. He was on the board of directors for the U.P. Bear Houndsmen Association, was a founding member of the Carney Roundup Rodeo and was Grand Marshall several years ago. Sports was a fa vorite activity especially softball, football and later he enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by two sisters, Lorraine Wendland and Hazel (Gerald) Rhode both of Carney, nieces, nephews, an extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Revall; and brother, Rodney Erickson.

Visitation and funeral ser vice were held Nov. 2, at the Carney Evangelical Free Church, Carney. Reverend Gary Page officiated. Burial was in the Free Church Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
Robert Harris PDF Print E-mail
Robert R. Harris, 84, life long member of Spalding, died Oct. 28, 2010, at home.

Robert was born May 19, 1926, in the family home in Spalding, to the late Roy and Lilly (Johansen) Harris. On Sept. 30, 1944, he mar ried Marie Walechka in Spalding. He was a truck driver and also worked as a mechanic for his father at Spalding Auto Sales. In 1964 he bought the business and ran it until he retired. He enjoyed going to camp and hunting. He especially liked spending time with his family. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Spalding.

He is survived by his wife of Spalding; three daugh ters, Dorothy (Dottie) (Jeff) Bogema, Kalamazoo, MI, Judy Sodemann, Gwinn, MI, and Karen (Roger) Linder, Carney, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Charlotte), Escanaba, and Richard (Marlene), Wilson. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Robert Harris; granddaughter, Mindy Robinson; great-great-grandson, Troy Parrish; and great-great-granddaughter, Corina Parrish.

Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 3, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Spalding. Father Michael Vichich officiated. Burial was in Spalding Township Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family with arrange ments.
David Isaacson PDF Print E-mail
David Lane Isaacson, 71, of West Allis, WI died on Oct. 21, 2010, at West Allis Medical Center in West Allis. Graveside services will be held in Cedar River Cemetery Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the fam ily with arrangements.
LaVerne Klatt PDF Print E-mail
LaVerne Helen Klatt, 93, Daggett, died Oct. 26, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.

LaVerne Thoune was born June 27, 1917, in Stephenson to the late Frank and Isabelle (Tickler) Thoune. On Nov. 18, 1937, LaVerne married Harold Klatt in Stephenson. Harold preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2007. She worked at Emerson Electric for 10 years. LaVerne enjoyed baking, gardening, crocheting, knitting and homemaking. She was a member of the Precious Blood Church.

Survivors include five sons, Roger (Marilyn), Arizona, Norbert (Elaine), Donald (Mary) and Harold all of Menominee and Glenn of Daggett; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grand children; four brothers, Lloyd, Gerald, Milton and Raymond; and one sister, Sarah Rivard. LaVerne was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, Francis and Roy.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 29 at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Corey Litzner officiated. Burial followed in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Edward Kleikamp PDF Print E-mail
Edward John Kleikamp, 79, Wilson, died Oct. 28, 2010, at his home.

He was born July 1, 1931, to the late Edward and Ruby (Harke) Kleikamp in Marinette. He graduated from Stephenson High School. On April 14, 1956, he married Shirley Gagne at St. Francis Church. He worked in the woods for many years and he was a farmer all of his life. He also worked for Harnischfeger Corporation in Escanaba for 18 years. He enjoyed snowmobil ing, Green Bay Packers, go ing to camp, hunting and foresting in the woods. Edward was a member of Normenco Sportsman's Club.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; sons Patrick Kleikamp, Gerald (Jeanne) Kleikamp and Roger Kleikamp all of Wilson; daughters, Janice Bingham, Escanaba and Nancy (Jim) Motto, Wilson; four grand children;; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends called at Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A funeral service was held Oct. 30, at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden of ficiating. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. Visit www.allofh.com to send on-line condolences.
George Porod PDF Print E-mail
George Francis Porod, 75, Menominee, died Oct. 26, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

He was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Menominee, to the late John and Stephanie (Paliowski) Porod. George served in the United States Army for over 20 years, including one tour of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War with the 5th Battalion 7th Cavalry. A number of his military accomplish ments were mentioned in two different book publications. George was a member of the 20-Year Military Club in Menominee for many years. He was an ROTC in structor in Ann Arbor and also an auxiliary police officer for the Flint Police Department. After moving to Menominee, he worked in security at the Waupaca Foundry in 1973 and '74. He joined the Menominee Sheriff's Department in 1974 as a deputy sheriff, re tiring after 15 years of ser vice. George was an avid hunter and outdoors person. He had a garden every year and gave all his vegetables to family and friends. His interests included photography, woodworking and any thing that needed a talent for art. He enjoyed spending time at Camp 10 Point with his hunting buddies. His greatest joy came from his family.

He is survived by his wife of Menominee; one daughter, Debbie (Marty) Wellner, Ingalls; two sons, George J. (Becky) Porod, Marinette, and James Porod, Green Bay, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother and step-brothers and step-sis ters. Along with his parents, two brothers preceded him in death.

Friends called at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. Funeral was held at the fu neral home Oct. 31. A memorial fund has been established in George's name.
Norma Stewart PDF Print E-mail
Norma J. Stewart, 81, Marinette, died Oct. 26, 2010, at home.

She was born June 12, 1929, to the late Harold and Dorothy (Talbot) Myers in Menominee. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1947. On Nov. 1, 1952, she married Robert C. Stewart at the Methodist Church, Marinette. She had worked at Lauerman's for several years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Menominee, co-chairman of the 125th Anniversary of the Marinette Church, and assisted with other func tions at both churches. She was past president of the Commandery Auxiliary and followed her husband through many years of the Grand Commandery. She was also a member of the Sweet Adelines, a former guardian secretary-treasurer of Job's Daughters and had served on the cancer board for many years. Norma en joyed gardening both veg gies and flowers, especially her roses. She and her hus band enjoyed canning and pickling the produce from their garden. She was an avid quilter and also enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Linda (Michael) Seeger, Hayward, and Michelle (Phil) Krueger, Marinette; a brother, Roger (Marilyn) Myers, Menominee, seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen (Wally) Highdale; and a brother, Donald (Ellie) Myers.

Friends called at First United Methodist Church, Menominee. A memorial service was held there Oct. 30, with Rev. Phil Tousley officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home as sisted the family. A memorial fund for the church has been established.
Mary Reichardt PDF Print E-mail
Mary Elda Reichardt, 60, Wallace, died Oct. 27, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Marinette, to the late Walton and Elda (Newquist) Reichardt. Family and friends called Oct. 29, at Anderson Kell Funeral Home. A memorial service was held in the fu
neral home chapel with the Rev. Greg Weber officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
Joseph Webber, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Joseph Allen (Joe) Webber, Sr., 34, Escanaba, died Oct. 23, 2010, as a re sult of an auto mishap that occurred Oct. 17, in Gladstone vicinity.

He was born Oct. 4, 1976, in Escanaba, the son of Duane and Patricia (Boggs) Webber. He was raised in Escanaba and attended school there. Joe was united in marriage to Kathy Kossow Sept. 30, 2000, in Escanaba. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, singers, arm wrestling, dancing with his children and drawing.

He is survived by his wife; children, Joseph Allen Webber, Jr., and Jasmine Lynn Marie Webber, both at home; father, Duane of Ford River; mother, Patricia (Todd) Gagnon, Hermansville; brothers, Duane Webber, Jr., Ford River, Jamie (Wendy) Webber, Gladstone, Dan Webber, Escanaba, Joshua (Carrie Johnson) Webber, Riverland, and Jordan Webber, Escanaba; grandmother, Myrtle Boggs, Escanaba; mother-in-law, Barbara Kossow, Powers, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lyle Boggs; aunt, Cindy Brown; and eight miscarried babies.

Joe's family received friends at Grace Church in Gladstone. Funeral services were held there Oct. 29 with Rev. Dr. Steve Patrick offi ciating. Burial was in Fernwood Cemetery, Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone assisted the family. Visit www.skradski-boycefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence.

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