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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 10, 2011/

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 10, 2011/
Arlene Berge PDF Print E-mail
Arlene Luella Berge, 87, Menominee, died March 6, 2011, at home.

Arlene Sieman was born May 1, 1923, in Marinette, to the late William and Edith (Kamin) Sieman. Arlene was a graduate of Menominee High School, Class of 1941. She enjoyed playing the clarinet in the high school band. She married Kurt Berge Feb. 2, 1943, in Chicago. Arlene was a senior solider of The Salvation Army Church in Marinette. Arlene was a past president of the PTA at Lincoln Elementary School, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, she also was a member and treasurer of the Home League Women's Ministries at The Salvation Army, a Sunday school teacher, distributed The Salvation Army War Cry magazine, member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron and member of The Bay Area Welcome Social Club. Arlene enjoyed sewing, crafts, cooking, traveling, reading, gardening and playing the piano and organ.

She is survived by her husband; seven children, Tom (Peggy) Berge, Cherylee Hamilton, Bill (Marie) Berge, Bonnie (Doug) Freitag, Judy (Len) Reid, John (Tracy) Berge, and Ruth (Robert) Fay, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Libby) Sieman and Patty Berge, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call March 9 from 4 until 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army Church, 80 Russell Street, Marinette and March 10 at The Salvation Army Church from 9 until time of service at 11 a.m. Major Robert Fay and Major Allan Hellstrom will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Menominee. A memorial fund has been established for the Marinette Salvation Army Missionary. The Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Thomas Braley PDF Print E-mail
Thomas G. Braley, 62, Marinette, died unexpectedly March 2, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Manitowoc, WI. Tom moved to Marinette with his family at an early age. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1967. He was a re tired employee of Waupaca Foundry in Marinette. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, car shows and spending time with his grandchildren. He attended the Salvation Army in Marinette and was a Senior Soldier of the Salvation Army.

Tom is survived by two children, Amber (Rick) Maye and John Braley, both of Menominee; two grand children; one sister, Patricia Braley and two brothers, Timothy Braley and Dan (Debbie) Braley, all of Marinette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dolores Braley.

Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, where funeral services were held March 7. Captain Leanna Tuttle of the Salvation Army officiated.
Margaret Casperson PDF Print E-mail
Margaret M. Casperson, 63, N16351 LaFave Lane, Wilson, died Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1947, in Escanaba, daughter of Chester and Thelma (Erickson) McGuire. Margaret was raised in Escanaba and attended Escanaba schools. At the age of 15, her family moved to the Bark River and Wilson area. On June 19, 1965, she married Marvin Casperson at St. George's Church in Bark River. Margaret enjoyed country music, reading the Bible, scrap booking and especially time spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of Wilson; three sons, Daniel, Menominee, David (Jeri), Denver, IN, Darrell, Escanaba; daughter, Tammy (Jon) Wagner, Hardwood, MI; nine grand children, one great-grand son, three brothers, Roy (Bonnie) McGuire and William McGuire, Green Bay, Richard (Dick) (Donna) McGuire, Foster City; four sisters, Mary (Robert) Bauer, Hardwood, Ethel (Lem) LaBonte, Spalding, Diana (Stephen) LaBonte, Spalding and Linda (Richard) Lantagne, Riverland; sister-in-law, Sharon McGuire, Hardwood; nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John.

Visitation was held March 3 at the Crawford Funeral Home, Escanaba, prayer service led by Pastor Carl Hammer. Funeral was held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Rev. Erik Heskin officiated. Entombment was in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum in Wells. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Beverly Curtis PDF Print E-mail
Beverly J. Curtis, 79, Peshtigo, died March 6, 2011.

She was born July 8, 1931, in the Town of Grover, to the late Edward and Ida Sterzing. She touched many children's lives as a foster parent throughout the years. Beverly was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peshtigo.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn (Dan) Jones, Marinette, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Merlin, Elmer and Loren Sterzing.

Per Beverly's wishes private services were held at Thielen Funeral Home.
Richard Demler PDF Print E-mail
Richard K. Demler, 75, Menominee, died at home Feb. 28, 2011.

He was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Wainfleet Township, Ontario Canada. His parents were the late Frank and Hilda (Nelson) Demler and they came to the United States in 1946. Dick married Evelyn Stello Jan. 11, 1975. He worked for Giddings and Lewis for 36 years as a crane operator, retiring in January of 1998. He was an outdoors person and loved hunting and fish ing.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard J. Demler, Wallace, and William (Terry) Demler, four grandchildren; one daughter, Sue Demler, one great-granddaughter, one step-daughter, Caroline (Randy) Kmiecik, one step-grand son, two step-great-grand daughters, all of Menominee; one sister, Sadie; and two brothers, George and Don, all of Canada. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, and three brothers.

Services were held March 3 at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren Waddell officiated. A memorial fund has been established in Dick's name.
George Farley PDF Print E-mail
George H. Farley, 77, Ashwaubenon, died Feb. 21, 2011.

He was born July 28, 1933, to the late George N. and Ethel (Maves) Farley in Hermansville. He served in the United States Marines from 1952 to 1955. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. On April 7, 1956, he married Eva M. Maga in Hermansville. He was em ployed by Georgia Pacific for 16 years, retired after 27 years of employment at Nabisco, and enjoyed his part-time job at Avis Car Rental at the airport. He en joyed softball, gardening, hunting at deer camp, Packers, including attending the Ice Bowl, bocce and was a Bellin runner for 14 years. He enjoyed making ravioli and meatballs and his winters spent in Florida.

He is survived by his wife; children, Kevin (Vicki) Farley and their children, Patrick, Kate and Ross, Andrea (John) Sinkler and Jenna (Dave) Rutowski; Alan (Pam) Farley and their children, Jenny (Brian) Beck, Sheila and fiancée, Tyler Luedke, Colleen and Thomas; Patty Farley and Terry Bridges and their children, Christopher Farley and Fiancée, Melissa Monfils, Laura Potvin, Daniel Potvin and Eve Bridges; Steve (Tammy) Farley and their children, Nick and Matthew Farley, Sharon (Steven) Becks; five great-grandchildren, Addison Sinkler, Hallie Sleeman, Lana Beck, Saffryn Beck and Cecelia Farley; his brothers, John (Caron) and Bob (Sharon); his sisters, Marilyn (Dwight) Sargent, Cheryl Gustafson and friend, Leon, Kathy Lebeouf and fiancé, Elliot; sis ter-in-law, Donna Farley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim; and brother-in-law, Paul Lebeouf.

Friends called Feb. 24 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay, where parish wake service was held. Mass of Christian Burial took place at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. The Rev. John J. Becker presided. Full military honors fol lowed. Entombment was at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com A memorial fund has been established in George's name.
Dennis Fischer PDF Print E-mail
Dennis James Fischer, 60, Cedar River, died suddenly at home March 5, 2011.

Dennis was born Aug. 23, 1950, in Menominee, to Phyllis (Martin) and the late Richard Fischer. He served in the United States Marine Corps. On Feb. 23, 1991, he married Bonnie Schuster in Menominee. Dennis worked for Kakuk Construction and later Barley Construction re tiring in 1997 due to in juries sustained in a work accident. Dennis enjoyed camping, duck hunting and deer hunting. He also en joyed traveling and was a Detroit Lions fan. Above all else, time spent with family and friends is what he enjoyed the most.

He is survived by his wife of Cedar River; mother of Marinette; children, Robert (Melinda), Green Bay, Michael USAF in Missouri, Sara (Don), Marinette, and their mother, Peggy Fischer, four grandchildren; brothers, Anthony (Marlene), Marinette, Daniel (Sharon), Menominee, Christopher (Julie), Peshtigo, and Leonard of Marinette; sister, Jennifer (Robert) Ray, Menominee, nieces and nephews; brothers- and sis ters-in-law, Moses (Kathy) Adams and Steve (Lyn) Christiansen. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Peggy; brother, John Richard; and niece, Jill.

Family and friends may call March 10 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 3 p.m. until time of Military Rites at 7 p.m. followed by funeral service. Pastor Chad Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar River Cemetery in the spring.
Bjarne Hansen PDF Print E-mail
Bjarne Hansen, 89, a life long resident of Menominee, now residing in Marinette, died March 5, 2011, at the Luther Home.

He was born April 27, 1921, in Norway, Europe. Bjarne was four years old when he came to the United States with his family. He attended Marinette schools, graduating from Marinette High School in 1938. He served during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps Ordnance Division, from 1942 until 1946. He worked for the Valeteria Cleaners and later was em ployed by Scott Paper Company for 25 years. He was a member of North Shore Church, Menominee, and was building chairman for the new church. He was a member of the Gideons. In September of 1943, he married Germaine Anderson.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Cynthia (Hansen) (Rick) Westman, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; one son, Timothy (Debra) Hansen, Middleville, MI, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Benedikte Hansen; and a sister, Nora Pearson.

Friends called at North Shore Church, Menominee. Funeral services were held March 8 in the church, with the Rev. Tim Gunderson and the Rev. Delmar Dahl officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home served the family.
Michael Myers PDF Print E-mail
Michael Thomas Myers, 32, Rochester, MN, died unexpectedly, March 1, 2011.

Michael was born July 17, 1978, in Marinette. Michael was a graduate of Menominee High School in 1996, and was a graduate of Michigan Tech University in 2000. He was employed as a software engineer at IBM in Rochester for the past 12 years. He enjoyed playing soccer, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Marlea Myers, Menominee; a brother, David (Amy) Myers, Kewaunee; a sister, Melissa Myers, Ann Arbor, MI; paternal grandparents, Gordon and Elizabeth Myers, Sebring, FL; and maternal grandfather, Raymond Roubal, Menominee, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
George Pepin PDF Print E-mail
George Pepin, 89, 4920 M5 Lane, Escanaba, died Feb. 14, 2011.

George married Norma Furton June 8, 1991, in Menominee. George is survived by his wife, six children of Escanaba and two step-daughters, Monica Peterson and Corey Furton of Menominee.

George was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.
Calvin Photenhauer PDF Print E-mail
Calvin Photenhauer, 80, Milwaukee, died Feb. 22, 2011.

He is survived by his son, Jeff (Lisa); daughter, Debra (Richard), Dobrogowski, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and sis ter, Patricia Miller, Stephenson, friends and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife, Eileen.

Visitation and funeral were at Krause Funeral Home, Milwaukee, March 3. Entombment at Wisconsin Memorial. Attending the funeral from Stephenson were Pat Miller, Tracy Machalk, and Michelle Johnson.
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