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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 25, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 25, 2011
Carl Anderson PDF Print E-mail
Carl A. Anderson, 87, Marinette, died Aug. 18, 2011, at the Luther Home.

He was born Oct. 10, 1923, to the late Phillip and Marie (Juengling) Anderson in Menominee, and attended Menominee schools. He worked several years in the CCC Camp at J.W. Wells Park. He served in the Army during WWII for three years and went to culinary school and was a cook for troops in France and Germany. On Aug. 17, 1946, he married Mary Eggener in the rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. He worked at Menominee Paper for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1986. His main hobby was wood carving and wood working and his carved shoes are in many area homes. Carl volunteered several years at the Luther Home. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, the former Men's Club and the Woodland Carving Club.

He is survived by his wife; son, Scott (Darlene) Anderson, Porterfield; daughter, Karen (Erv) Schomer, Marinette; brother, Jack (Joanne) Anderson, Menominee, six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Marie, Florence and Margaret; and brothers, Alfred and Phillip.

Visitation and Funeral Mass were held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Aug. 22 with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family. A memorial fund has been established.
Edward Carlson PDF Print E-mail
Edward A. Carlson died Aug. 13, 2011, at Horizon Hospice Center/Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon, WI.

Ed was born in Daggett, son of Ida Carlson. He grew up in the U.P. and moved to Wisconsin in 1965. He served during World War II in the US Army Air Force. He was united in marriage to Nancy Legvold July 30, 1966, at Faith Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, WI. The couple settled in town and raised their son, Todd. Ed worked as a machine operator for Pioneer Container, retiring in 1991, after more than 25 years of service. He was a member of the VFW in Daggett and American Legion Post 288, Cedarburg. Ed loved fishing with his buddy Jack. He enjoyed bowling and spending time up north at the family home in Crivitz.

He is survived by his wife and their son Todd, both of Cedarburg; brother-in-law, Jon (Linda) Legvold, Jonesboro, AR, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at the Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg.
Frank Filibeck PDF Print E-mail
Frank F. Filibeck, 82, Wallace, died Aug. 19, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

Frank was born May 3, 1929, in Milwaukee, to the late Frank M. and Mildred (Darr) Filibeck. On June 10, 1950, he married Sarella Swille in Nadeau. She preceded him in death Dec. 4, 1998. In his younger years he logged and farmed, he would later begin a 32-year career with the Menominee County Road Commission, retiring in 1989. Frank enjoyed hunting, working on his sons' race cars, going out to eat, tinkering with old tractors, Nascar, and the Green Bay Packers. Time spent with his family is what he enjoyed best. Frank was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Guy) Bottkol, Wallace, and Kelly (Al) Wery, Stephenson; son, Fred (Sally) Filibeck, Menominee, eight grand children, one great-grand child, two step-grand children, two step-great-grand children; and sister, Christine (Richard) McKeever, Hortonville, WI. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Filibeck, and two sisters.

Visitation: Aug. 24 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church, with Father Corey Litzner officiating. Burial will follow in Mellen Township Cemetery.
Dorothy Granskog, PhD PDF Print E-mail
Dorothy R. Granskog, PhD, 91, Stephenson, died Aug. 18, 2011, at her home.

Dorothy was born March 26, 1920, in Gladwin, MI. She married Walfred (Wally) Granskog Oct. 24, 1942. After their marriage, the couple moved to Stephenson where Wally was the vocational agriculture teacher in Stephenson. He preceded her in death March 22, 2005. Dorothy was a wife, mother and helpmeet to her husband as well as a pioneer woman educator having attended county normal school in Ypsilanti, MI, completing her bachelor's degree at Northern Michigan University and her master's and doctorate of philosophy in elementary education at Michigan State University. Her professional career during, and after raising her family and putting six kids through college, included teaching kindergarten at Evergreen School in Menominee, reading consultant in Escanaba, and professor of Elementary Education at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. In retirement she was active in the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, secretary of the local Farm Bureau group, the Menominee County Historical Society. Other retirement pursuits included publishing a weekly family newsletter, for over 20 years, distributed to over 100 family and friends. Dorothy was a charter member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons, and four daughters, David (Sue) Granskog, Stephenson, Alice Vlietstra, PhD, St. Louis, MO, Jane Granskog, PhD, Bakersfield, CA, Carol Johnson, Stephenson, Lois Granskog, Trondheim, Norway, and Andrew Granskog, PE, Okemos, MI, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Funeral was held Aug. 23 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Pastor Corrine Johnson officiated. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery, Daggett. Memorials may be made to the E.W. and Dorothy Granskog memorial fund.
Robert Hornung PDF Print E-mail
Robert W. Hornung, 74, Stephenson, died Aug. 20, 2011, at home.

Robert was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Stephenson, to the late Walter and Cora (Hall) Hornung. On Aug. 31, 1991, he married Gladys Vohwinkle at Christ Lutheran Church, Menominee. Robert farmed, worked as an Assessor for the City of Escanaba for nine years, and retired from Lloyd Manufacturing in 2000. He enjoyed traveling, watching sports, playing cards and doing jigsaw puzzles. Robert was a member of the Stephenson United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of Stephenson; step-daughter, Diane (John) Dietrich, Green Bay; step-sons, Daniel (Pam Paris) Vohwinkle, and David (Kathy Lowis) Vohwinkle, both of Menominee; three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Luoma, Casa Grande, AZ; brother, William (Ginger) Hornung, Jackson, WI, nephews and a niece.

Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Aug. 27, from 12 noon until time of service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Archie Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Mid-County Rescue Squad or the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial.
Gloria Jones PDF Print E-mail
Gloria A. Jones, 74, Stephenson, died Aug. 20, 2011, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.

Gloria Strauss was born June 23, 1937, in Stephenson, to the late John and Ellen (Christenson) Strauss. On June 8, 1957, she married Bobby Jones in Daggett. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 2003. Gloria was a homemaker who loved to travel and play cards. She cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathie (Terry) Heiden, Stephenson; two sons, Jeffrey (Renee), Lowell, MI, and Scott (Linda), Howell, MI, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation and memorial service were held Aug. 23 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Daggett. Reverend Paul Mitcheel officiated. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family with arrangements.
Lois Morris PDF Print E-mail
Lois Weng Morris, Pentwater, died Aug. 15, 2011, at her home.

She was born in Daggett, where she grew up helping in the family store and was an honor student in school. After graduation from high school, she enrolled in the University of Iowa, and afterward pursued a business career with Illinois Bell in Chicago. She continued to work until her four step-daughters were out of college. After her husband John retired, they moved to Pentwater where John served as village president from 1984 until 1994. They continued to travel until John's death in 2002 after 41 years of marriage. She served as treasurer of the Centenary United Methodist Church and helping other Pentwater seniors with their bookkeeping problems.

She is survived by her niece, Laura Weng, Gilbert, AZ; nephews, Bruce Weng (Leslie), Tucson, AZ, and Brian Larson (Dianna), Las Vegas, NV; step-daughters, Sally Morris, Holland, MI, Jeanne Morris, Pentwater, and Judy Morris, Sacramento, CA; adopted son, Joe Coomes (Faith), Ocala, FL, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, a grand-niece and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Arthur and Ranghild Weng, Daggett; brother, Roger Weng and wife Joyce; sister, Lorraine Shafer; and step-daughter, Susan Garner.

A private interment service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Lois' memory to the Pentwater Seniors, Inc. and Pentwater Library.
Thomas Parrott PDF Print E-mail
Thomas G. Parrott, 62, Menominee, died suddenly Aug. 17, 2011, at home.

Tom was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Houghton, MI, to the late George and Irene (Lutri) Parrott. He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Tom worked as an instrument electrician at Menominee Paper from 1971, until his retirement in May of 2003. Following retirement, Tom, along with his son Kyle, started Cutting Edge Machine, working up until the time of his death. He loved working and spending time with his son Kyle. Tom enjoyed gardening, animals and spending time outdoors.

He is survived by his son, Kyle Parrott, Menominee; Kyle's mother, Diane (Dennis) DeTemple, Menominee; sister, Mary (James) Champion, Menominee; two half brothers, Richard (Sharon) Foldy, Sault Ste. Marie, and Roger Foldy, Pontiac, MI, a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by one sister, Loyola Reynolds.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, where services were held Aug. 21. Reverend Jim Mathews officiated. Burial was in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Mary Ross PDF Print E-mail
Mary Agnes Ross, Menominee, died Aug. 16, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

She was born June 15, 1920, in Peshtigo, the daughter of Thomas and Sophia Dulak. On Dec. 16, 1939, she married Richard Myron Ross. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1998. She was involved in her family's education, sports and civic activities. She was a fan of the Packers and Menominee Maroons. Mary was especially fond of spending time at the family cottage on the Menominee River.

She is survived by three sons, William F. Ross, Porterfield, Daniel H. (Barbara) Ross, Escanaba, and Richard H. (Carol J.) Ross, Ishpeming, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Dulak LeBoeuf. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Tom, Joe, Stanley and Frank Dulak; and half-brothers and sisters, Walter, John, Josephine and Ann Dulak.

Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette. Funeral services were held there Aug. 18, Father Michael Clifford officiated. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum. The family is suggesting that gifts of remembrance be directed to the DAR Boys and Girls Club, West Shore Fishing Museum or the Menominee County Historical Society.
David Tufnell PDF Print E-mail
David H. Tufnell, 56, Menominee, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

He was born July 9, 1955, in Manistique, to the late Earl and Dora (Gustafson) Tufnell, Jr. He graduated from Manistique High School, Class of 1975. Most recently, he worked at Marinette Marine Corp. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and hanging out at his brother's camp.

He is survived by one sister, Jeanne (Howard) Tennyson, Roy, WA; five brothers, Phil of Marinette, Alan of Waukesha, WI, Donald (Debbie), Manistique, Steve (Nancy), Escanaba, and Mike (Mary), Bath, MI. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff.

Family and friends called at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, Aug. 20, for a celebration of David's life. A memorial fund has been established in David's name.
Donna Williams PDF Print E-mail
Donna Marie Nault Williams, 71, Shawano, WI, died Aug. 14, 2011, after her third battle with cancer.

She was born July 16, 1940, in Nadeau, to Alphonse and Beatrice (Villeneuve) Nault. She graduated from Stephenson High School. She just had her 20-year anniversary in housekeeping at Shawano Medial Center. Donna loved to shop for her family, as well as spending time with family and friends. She liked to do crossword puzzles, word searches, and any mending someone had. She loved weekends at Post Lake, especially the boat rides. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a Green Bay Packers fan.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Frost, Clintonville, Pamela Rusch, Shawano, Margaret (Dave) Seidenkranz, Clintonville, Robert (Brenda) Frost, Clintonville, Patricia (Tom) Sebranek, Green Bay, Bruce Williams (special friend, Allison Ferg), Tigerton, Michael (Gwen) William, Marion, Deb Williams (partner, Amy Olson), Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Jane Williams; step-children, Donnie Williams, Iola, Christine (Ken) Koch, Scandinavia, Daniel (Christine) Williams, Green Bay, Kit (Chris) Williams, Scandinavia, Kathleen (Todd) Shelto, Florida, and honorary ninth daughter, Sue Wizner, Seymour, 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Arnold Tanvas and Greg Frost; sisters-in-law, Susan (Glen) Guyette, Kathy (Gerald) Shertz, and Kristine (Kevin) Korb, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marilyn Tanvas; a brother, Robert Nault; step-son, Steven Williams; nephew, Timothy Tanvas; mother-in-law, Ruth Wagner; and brother-in-law, James Rhode.

The Funeral Mass was held Aug. 19, at St. Mary Parish, W11842 3rd St., Leopolis, WI, with Father Patrick Lloyd officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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