Obituaries for Menominee County and Surrounding Areas
Thomas Parrott PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of August 25, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 25, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 25, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 25, 2011
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.
Phyllis Larson PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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
Ruth Gignac PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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
Obituaries - Week of August 18, 2011
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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