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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 16, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of June 16, 2011
Marlene Poupore PDF Print E-mail
Marlene M. Poupore, 62, Burton, MI, formerly of Spalding, died May 25, 2011.

She was born May 4, 1949, to the late Earl Sr., and Gladys (Richer) St. John. She graduated from Powers-Spalding High School in 1967. She married Gordon C. Poupore Nov. 4, 1967, in Spalding. Marlene loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, decorating and playing cards.

She is survived by one son, Christopher G. (Taunya) Poupore, Grand Blanc, MI; two daughters, Melissa (Scott) Smith, Fenton, MI, and Holly Poupore and Reginald Wallace, Mt. Morris, MI. 10 grandchildren; twin sister, Marilyn (Michael) Poupore; brothers, Terry (Marilyn) St. John, and Earl Jr., (Rose) St. John; sisters, Nancy Fazer and Susan (Ben) Brierley, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral Mass was at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc. Her friends Fr. Phillip Schweda, Fr. Andrew Czajkowski and Fr. Ken Coughlin officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc.
Mary Porterfield PDF Print E-mail
Mary Ann (Gilbert) Porterfield, Sun Prairie, WI, died May 28, 2011.

She was born June 12, 1932, to Fred and Caroline (Hofer) Gilbert in Menominee. She married William Goety June 2, 1951. He died in the Korean War, May 5, 1952. She married Glenn Porterfield July 3, 1962, and spent most of her married life in Sun Prairie where Glenn was a school teacher.

She is survived by five sisters, Jean Prestine and Della Seymour both of Peshtigo, Dorothy (Chuck) Conti, Cedarburg, WI, Sue (Don) Anderson and Faye Ruleau both of Menominee; and five brothers, Mike (Barb), Pat and Carl all of Menominee, Charlie (Doris), Hamburg, NY, and Ted of Davenport, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Joan Modeen; and one brother, Tom Gilbert.

Her wishes were to be cremated and no services.
Walter Petersen PDF Print E-mail
Walter (Wallie) Ray Petersen, 83, Powers, died June 6, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility.

He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Spalding on the family farm, to Ray and Casimere (Pongelak) Petersen. Wallie graduated from Powers-Spalding High School in 1945, and studied at Michigan Tech and Michigan State. He worked for Michigan Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1990. He worked all across the U. P. on highway and bridge projects including the Mackinac bridge in the 1950s. He helped his sons to sell and repair lawnmowers, tillers, chain saws, snowmobiles and was an authorized Ariens and Jonsered's dealer. He served on the Powers-Spalding school board from 1964-87 serving as president, vice-president and secretary. He joined the Powers-Spalding Fire Department in 1959, be coming an honorary member in 1984; was a member of Powers-Spalding Lions Club and a member of UTEA, serving as vice president of Chapter 2. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Super Yoopers, Superior Sams RV clubs, SERA and was a bowler.

He married Anne T. Cass June 18, 1955, at St. Joseph's Parish, Escanaba. Wallie enjoyed reading, bowling, woodworking, camping, traveling throughout the U.S. and spending winters in Arizona, Texas and Florida. He became a pilot at the age of 55. He especially loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Pattie (Don) Heilala, Iron Mountain, Beth (Brian) Waitrovich, Kingsford, Susan (Mark) Lemke, New Franken, Ruth (Terry) Szapa, Green Bay, and Anne (Jeff) Heino, Florence; two sons, Mark (Denice) Petersen, Menominee, and Nick (Amy) Petersen, Wilson, 18 grand children, four great-grand children, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Grant Petersen.

Friends called June 9, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home, Spalding. A funeral service was held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Powers. Pastor Ronald Zindler officiated. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. A memorial will be established and donations may be made to his family at this time. Visit http://www.allofh.com to send online condolences to the Petersen family.
Robert Marcoe PDF Print E-mail
Robert Joseph Marcoe, 82, Stephenson, formerly of Menominee Township, died June 8, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

Bob was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Milwaukee, to the late Joseph and Elva (Marmanta) Marcoe. On Aug. 11, 1948, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. On Feb. 2, 1952, he married Lois Barley in Menominee. Bob worked as a foreman for Signal Electric, a core maker for Menominee Foundry, machinist at L. E. Jones Company and other companies retiring in 1985. He enjoyed going to hunting camp, hunting, fishing and camping. He loved his family. Bob was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, past Menominee Township supervisor from 2000-04, RSVP Volunteer and past member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of Stephenson; two daughters, Mary (Doc) Oczus, Stephenson, and Roberta (Joe) Mosher, Greenville, WI; four sons, Joseph (Clara), Wallace, Richard (Gail), Menominee, Steven (Susie), Forney, TX, and Scott (Kelly), Stephenson, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, June 12. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 13 at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Corey Litzner officiated. Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery.
Rosemary Koster PDF Print E-mail
Rosemary J. Koster, 68, Amberg, WI, died June 11, 2011.

She was born in Norway, MI, Jan. 1, 1943. She as the daughter of Donald and Evelyn (Schlais) McCorkle of Pembine. She graduated from Pembine High School in 1961. She then was a secretary at the Goodman Lumber Division of Calumet and Heckla. She married Leslie Koster at Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine Oct. 6, 1962. She was a sports fan (Packers, Brewers and Badgers) and especially loved to watch her children and grandchildren participate in sporting and other school events.

She is survived by her husband of Amberg; a son, Russell (Kathryn) Koster, a daughter, Laura (Jay) Lesperance both of Amberg, four grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Karen) McCorkle and Kenneth (Julie) McCorkle, a nephew, and a niece. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. June 17 at Messar Funeral Home, Wausaukee. A non-religious service will be conducted by family members. Family and friends may call at the funeral home at 3 p.m. until time of the service. Please dress casually. Memorials may be made. Online condolences may be expressed at www.messarfuneralhome.com
June Kiszely PDF Print E-mail
June (Babe) Kiszely, 75, Golden Living Village Garden, Green Bay, died June 7, 2011, after an extended illness.

Babe was born June 15, 1935, in Wallace, to Leona (Sprung) and Hilding Jardeen, and grew up on a farm with her siblings. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1953, where she was active in Jazz Band. She enjoyed collecting antiques, playing cards, picking mushrooms flowers and plants and her job as a school bus driver for the Stephenson School District, and was active in her local union.

She is survived by daughters, Stephanie (Michael) Burke Edwards and Kim (Richard) Burke Molepske, Peggy (Rick) Ebert, Penny (Anthony) Berger; son, Bruce Kiszely; husband, Kenneth Kiszely; sisters, Elaine Nerat, Faye Jardeen and Joann Hernandez; brother, Neal (Shelby) Jardeen, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Otto and Harvey Jardeen; and first husband, Charles K. Burke.

Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, June 22, from 2 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4 p.m. Pastor Michael Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Mellen Township Cemetery, Wallace. Memorials may be made to Golden Living Village Gardens Garden Project, Green Bay.
Lucille Kahl PDF Print E-mail
Lucille M. Kahl, 83, Menominee, died June 7, 2011. She was currently a resident of Menominee Care Center.

She was born April 20, 1928, in the Town of Pound, to Louis and Augusta Behnke. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married Kenneth J. Kahl. He preceded her in death in 2008. Lucille had worked at Gardon Manufacturing Company, Lauerman Brothers and Kmart. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Menominee, and served on numerous committees. She enjoyed spending time in her vegetable garden and cooking.

She is survived by two sons, William (Connie) Kahl, Bristol, VA, and Timothy (Christina) Kahl, Niagara, three granddaughters; and one brother, Milferd (Donna) Behnke, Marinette. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; and a sister, Arlene Dunnington.

Friends called at Bethel Lutheran Church, Menominee, June 11, where funeral services were held. The Rev. Dr. Lee Goodwin officiated. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette. Hanson Onion Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.
Edward Johnson PDF Print E-mail
Edward (Porky) Johnson, (John Tucker), 70, Menominee, died June 3, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1940, to Doris Miller and Floyd Johnson. He was raised in Pine Ridge by his grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa (Peck) Preci. Friends called June 7 at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee, where services were held. Rev. Ken Michaels officiated.
Doris Charles PDF Print E-mail
Doris M. Charles, 94, former resident of Menominee, died June 11, 2011, in Houston, TX.

She was born July 7, 1916, in Marinette, to the late George and Edna (Degan) Malmstadt. Doris graduated from Marinette High School, Class of 1934. She married John (Chuck) Charles April 10, 1937. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1988. Doris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Charles, Houston, five granddaughter, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Charles. Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Richard Charles; and two brothers, Mervin and Donald Malmstadt.

Funeral services will be held at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, June 16 at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services. The Rev. John Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.

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