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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 02, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 02, 2011
Pearl Smith PDF Print E-mail
Pearl L. Smith, 85, formerly of Wallace, died May 31, 2011, at the Luther Home, Marinette, where she resided for the past six years.

Pearl Peterson was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Beresford, SD, to the late Arthur and Elvina (Olson) Peterson. On July 29, 1954, she married Howard Smith in Floodwood, MN. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2003. Pearl graduated from Concordia University in Moorhead, MN, with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in Library Science. She was head li brarian for the Menominee County Library for many years. She enjoyed music and playing the piano. Pearl was a member of Bethel Mission Covenant Church where she served as librarian and Sunday school teacher. She was supportive of Christian mission.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Edward) Ellcey, Ypsilanti, MI; son, David (Rae Ellen) Smith, Green Bay, five grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Reverend Don) Johnson, Sparta, MI, and Clara (Warren) Newlin, Wallace, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Reverend Arthur Peterson and Reverend Donald Peterson.

Visitation will be held June 3 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Reverend Jon Lindt officiating. Burial will follow in Mellen Township Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Gloria Schetter PDF Print E-mail
Gloria Mae Schetter, 78, Carney, formerly of Marquette, died in Tucson, AZ, after a short illness, May 23, 2011.

She was born May 6, 1933, in Chicago, IL, to the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Liddy) Berger. She graduated from St. Scolastica High School with the Class of 1951. On Aug. 1, 1953, she married Donald (Jug Head) Schetter, at St. Bruno's Catholic Church, Nadeau. They lived in Evanston, IL, for many years and then migrated to Marquette. Gloria worked as a cook at St. Michael's School while her husband raised their 10 children. Following retirement, she and her husband resided in Carney and wintered in Tucson. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, hosting the Annual Schetter Bridge Walk, going to bingo (The Office), playing cards, and spending time with friends. She loved God and was committed to the Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband; 10 children, Nancy Antilla, Marquette, Jean (Jeff) McDonald, Wadsworth, IL, Donald Jr. (Becky) Schetter, Carney, James (Tina) Schetter, Carney, Mary (Greg) Anderla, Wisconsin Dells, Michael (Dawn) Schetter, Carney, Cathy (Randy) Pickens, Okinawa, Japan, Thomas Schetter, Carney, Steven Schetter, Carney, and Joseph (Mindy) Schetter, Marquette, 30 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores (Dick) Canfield; and sisters-in-law, Mary (Bob) Berg and Sue (Norman) Bodwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Donald Jr. Schetter; granddaughter, Lisa Schetter; and brothers-in-law, Robert Schetter and Wilbur Runge.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 28 at St. Bruno's Catholic Church, Nadeau. Father Michael Vichich officiated. Burial was in Nadeau Township Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Gloria's name.
Judith Lippens PDF Print E-mail
Judith Ann (Geb) Lippens, 67, Escanaba, died Oct. 4, 2010.

She was born Aug. 15, 1943, in Escanaba, daughter of Peter and Ruth (Gerdeen) Geb. Judith graduated from Escanaba High School in 1961. She attended beauty school and became a professional hair dresser.

Survivors include daughters, Maria Wendt, Rapid River, Wendy Lippens, Gaylord, MI; twin sister, Janet Geb Nelson, Powers; two grandsons and a nephew.

A memorial service was held May 29 at the Salvation Army with Major. William Cox officiating. Anderson Funeral Home assisted the family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.andersonfuneralhomes.net
Arliss LaFave PDF Print E-mail
Arliss P. LaFave, 79, died May 25, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Wilson, son of John and Esther (Myrvall) LaFave. Arliss was raised in Wilson and attended Wilson and Harris schools. In 1948, he married Pricilla Holochwost at St. Francis Xavier in Powers. She preceded him in death March 9, 2004. He owned and operated LaFave Trucking, retiring in 1978. Arliss enjoyed fishing, camping, mowing the lawn, small engine rebuilding and being in the woods. He loved being with his family.

He is survived by his children, Tim LaFave, Wilson, John (Cheryl Rochon) LaFave, Wilson, Arliss Mark (Debbie) LaFave, Wilson, Carmel LaFave, Gladstone, Terry (Maggie) LaFave, Wilson, 25 grand children and 25 great-grand children; two sisters, Lillian Johnson, Gladstone and Elmie (Leonard) Dombrowski, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles; sisters, Gladys Kositzke, Beda Thinglum, Mae Chelmecki; and her infant twin sister, Annie LaFave, Ella LaFave; and infants, Emily and Andrew.

Visitation and funeral were held May 31 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Rev. Mike Vichich officiated. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the LaFave family.
Marlene Larson PDF Print E-mail
Marlene K. (Marcin) Larson, 58, Marinette, died May 24, 2011, at home.

She was born June 25, 1952, in Chicago, IL, to Jerome and Caroline Marcin. She moved with her family to Cedar River, where she spent most of her life. She was a graduate of Stephenson High School, Class of 1970.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Larson; a daughter and son-in-law, Shaina Marcin and Scott Nielson, Marinette; a grand daughter; step-son, Kevin Larson, Madison; an aunt and uncle, Marcella and Richard Marcin, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation for family and friends was held May 27 at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette.
Kenneth Derouin, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Kenneth L. Derouin, Sr., 65, Marinette, died May 23, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

He was born July 2, 1945, in Menominee to William (Bill) and Doris Derouin. Ken spent his early years in Menominee and attended Menominee schools. He entered the United States Army in 1967 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. During the war, he was cited for heroism and awarded the Army Commendation Medal with a V as well as other honor commendations. Ken later served in the Wisconsin and Michigan National Guards. He was employed for over 30 years by Giddings & Lewis Foundry in Menominee until the plant closed. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing horse shoes, fishing, darts and traveling with his sister Ramona. He was a member of Holy Family Parish.

He is survived by two children, Kenneth (Kim Stiebohr) Derouin, Jr., and Kimberly (Terry) Timm, both of Menominee; four grandchildren; one sister, Ramona Hansen, Marinette, with whom he resided; one brother, Richard (Barbara) Derouin, Marinette. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lorraine Lueskow, and three brothers, Donald, David and William Derouin.

Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, where services were held May 27. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
Gerald Corey PDF Print E-mail
Gerald A. (Jerry) Corey, 73, Madison, WI, died May 21, 2011, at HospiceCare after a short battle with cancer.

He was born June 25, 1937, in Menominee, a son of Allen and Elvira (Anderson) Corey. Jerry graduated from Stephenson High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 until 1959. He was stationed in Puerto Rico during the Bay of Pigs. He was united in marriage to Sue Madden Nov. 4, 1961, in Neenah. He owned a Tombstone Pizza distributorship in Southeastern Wisconsin for about 10 years. Jerry was then a Madison Metro driver, retiring in 2001. He loved nature, traveling and photography.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Dawn (Jeff) Auby; two granddaughters; sister, Alice (Burle) Carrigan, Ankeny, IA; brother, Alvin (Judy) Corey, White Cloud, MI; nieces and nephews; former wife, Sue Corey of Stoughton, WI, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

At Jerry's request, a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.
E. Robert Bosilovatz PDF Print E-mail
E. Robert (Bob) Bosilovatz, 82, Escanaba, died May 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 29, 1929, in the family home in Kingsford, the son of Stephen and Mary (Kure) Bosilovatz. He attended school in Kingsford and was a graduate of Kingsford High School, Class of 1947. He worked for a while in Wisconsin and Jan. 8, 1951, was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob served in Colorado and then sailed the Inside Passage to Alaska to complete his tour of duty. In December of 1952, he was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. Bob returned to Kingsford and began his employment career with Kimberly-Clark paper mill in Niagara, WI, and started his apprentice ship as an electrician. He married Kathleen Capra May 22, 1954, at Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain. In 1972, he relocated his family to Escanaba to begin work at Mead Paper Corporation. He retired from there in March of 1993. He was a member of the IBEW Union. He loved sports of nearly every sort but was a long suffering Detroit Lion fan, a Detroit Tiger fan, and Michigan State Spartan basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Ann Martin, Menominee, Dave Bosilovatz, Escanaba, Paul (Kathi) Bosilovatz, Plainfield, IL; and his sister, Alice (Bill) Wilson, Glenview, IL, eight grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant grandson, Robert.

Funeral services were held May 25 in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Delta County Veteran's Council officiating.

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