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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 18, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 18, 2011
Phyllis Larson PDF Print E-mail
Phyllis Faye Larson, Marinette, died, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Luther Home.

She was born June 19, 1926, in Ironwood, MI, to the late Herman and Ellen (Hillbom) Larson. She was a graduate of Ironwood High School. Phyllis worked for many years for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company. She was a long-time active member of the Community Covenant Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also an active member in the music department and choir.

She is survived by extended family, close friends, as well as special friends Bob and Carolyn Johnson and Roy and Betty Salewsky.

Family and friends called at the Community Covenant Church in Menominee where funeral services were held Aug. 13 with the Rev. Tom Lach officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Community Covenant Church Memorial Fund in Phyllis' name. Anderson-Kell Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
Carol Krantz PDF Print E-mail
A committal service for Carol Krantz, who died March 29, 2011, at her home in Manistee, MI, will be held in the Mellen Township Cemetery Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.
 
Mary Kadlubowski PDF Print E-mail
Mary Elizabeth Kadlubowski, 91, Menominee, died Aug. 11, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

She was born in Menominee, Dec. 8, 1919, to the late George and Rose (Brabenetz) Tomek. Mary graduated from Menominee High School in 1937 and moved to Chicago to work as a nanny and then as a telephone operator. She married Theodore Kadlubowski April 25, 1951, in Chicago. They moved to Menominee in 1962. Mary was a member of Resurrection Parish and was also a former member of the Sweet Adelines. She loved playing bingo and bicycle riding.

She is survived by five children, Linda Kadlubowski, Richfield, MN, James of Milford, MI, Karen (Douglas) Wagner, Marinette, Richard of Menominee, and Ronald (Rosie), Marinette; two brothers, George (Donna) Tomek, Marinette, and Robert Tomek, Menominee, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Emily Meunier.

Visitation and funeral Mass were held at Holy Spirit Church in Menominee Aug. 13. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
George Halvorsen PDF Print E-mail
George P. Halvorsen, born May 30, 1922, died July 1, 2011, at Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn, also a resident of Jacobetti, Nov. 24, 2010.

George was the third of four children born to Philip and Helga Halvorsen in Stephenson. After working in the publishing industry, he enlisted in the Navy, graduating from the Great Lakes Naval Academy in 1942. He was transferred to Hutchinson, KS, to be a radio and teletype instructor on-board B24s. He served in Panama for two years. George and Evelyn married Sept. 16, 1944. After four years in the Navy, he began a career as a cabinet maker and carpenter. He built the family home (now owned by younger son, George) on the corner of Sheridan and Sherman in Marquette. He passed on his love of carpentry and craftsmanship to his sons, who have since passed it on to their children.

George and Evelyn were the parents of Robert (Tedi), Penny, George (Stephanie), and Evie Halvorsen-Smith (Robert). Survivors also include several grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Lenora Stoppa. After raising their children in Marquette, George and Evelyn moved to Gainesville, FL, where they lived for 24 years. They moved back to Marquette where they had extended family and friends.

A memorial service was held in the Chapel at Jacobetti July 5, with the Rev. Steve Hulke officiating. The family requests that donations be made to the Activity Fund at Jacobetti, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855. The Fassbender Funeral Home served the family. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com
 
Ruth Gignac PDF Print E-mail
Ruth Gignac, 84, Menominee, died Aug. 12, 2011, at Rennes East.

She was born Sept. 6, 1926, to the late Dolphus and Marie (Smith) Menor in Marinette. She graduated from Marinette High School, Class of 1944. Following graduation, she worked as a stenographer at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., from 1944-45, and at the new War Department Building. Ruth married Frederick (Fritz) Gignac April 26, 1947, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Marinette. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 2007. She had worked in the office of the Bell Store in Marinette until retirement in 1950. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and enjoyed knitting, reading, spending time at camp and hunting, getting one of her biggest bucks in her 80s. She was also a NASCAR and Brett Favre fan.

She is survived by her son, Fred (Sandy) Gignac, and her daughter, Cindy (Dick) Beaudo, both of Menominee and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brother, Chester, Harold, Bobby and Buzzy; and two sisters, Eleanor and Marcella.

Visitation and Mass were held at Holy Redeemer Church Aug. 16 with Rev. Corey Litzner officiating. Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
Elizabeth Corey PDF Print E-mail
Elizabeth (Bette) Corey, 88, Stephenson, died Aug. 13, 2011, at Aurora Baycare Medical Center, Green Bay.

Elizabeth Gerue was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Stephenson, to the late Joseph and Frances (Ruminski) Gerue. On June 7, 1941, she married Arthur Corey in Stephenson. He preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1999. Bette was a farmer's wife and homemaker. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed a good game of cards, especially pinochle. Bette was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, where she was a member of St. Anne's Society. She was also a member of the Homemaker's Extension.

She is survived by five daughters, Arda (Fred) Stage, Rapid River, Mary (Jim) Jones, De Pere, Barbara (Bob) Houle, Stephenson, Lisa Corey, De Pere, and Jane (Dennis) Laurin, Marinette; three sons, Sam of Stephenson, Tom (Jan), Green Bay, and Art, Jr. (Karen), Green Bay, 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Sam Gerue.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Visitation will be held Aug. 17 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church, Stephenson. Father Corey Litzner officiating. Burial will follow in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
 


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