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Obituaries

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Richard Lee Scheffers

Richard Lee Scheffers

Richard Lee Scheffers, age 86, of DeTour, Michigan, passed peacefully in his sleep on February 17, 2024. He was born on August 24, 1937, in Grand Haven, Michigan, to Simon and Chrystal (Rogers) Scheffers.
SANBORN, Alan James 'Al'

SANBORN, Alan James 'Al'

Alan “Al” James Sanborn, age 74, of Moran, Michigan, died on February 18, 2024, at the Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, Michigan
Willard Floyd Francis Garlock II

Willard Floyd Francis Garlock II

Willard Floyd Francis Garlock II, age 69, of St. Ignace, Michigan, died on February 13, 2024, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan surrounded by his loved ones.
Steven Michael Akkanen

Steven Michael Akkanen

Steven Michael Akkanen, age 69, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, died on February 15, 2024, at Freighter View Assisted Living in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born on July 6, 1954 in Sault Ste. Marie, to John and Barbara (Michaels-Ferguson) Akkanen.
Richard (Rick) Ronald Perron

Richard (Rick) Ronald Perron

Richard (Rick) Ronald Perron, age 61, of Orlando, Florida, lost his battle to cancer on February 9, 2024, at MyMichigan Medical Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was born on May 28, 1962, in Sault Ste.
Laurel Catherine (Anderson) Hoolsema

Laurel Catherine (Anderson) Hoolsema

Laurel Catherine (Anderson) Hoolsema, age 90, of Rudyard, Michigan, died at her home on February 12, 2024. She was born on March 13, 1933, in Rudyard, to Hugh Douglas and Mary Elizabeth (Nettleton) Anderson.
Deane 'Dean' Richard Gillespie Jr.

Deane 'Dean' Richard Gillespie Jr.

Deane “Dean” Richard Gillespie Jr., age 66, of Cedarville, Michigan, died at his home on February 8, 2024. He was born on July 1, 1957, in St. Ignace, Michigan, to Deane R. Sr., and Dorothy A. (Perault) Gillespie.
Travis Lee Andress

Travis Lee Andress

Travis Lee Andress, age 50, of Plantation, Florida, died on February 4, 2024. He was born on January 18, 1974, in St. Ignace, Michigan, to Carl and Cora (Gugin) Andress. Travis grew up in Cedarville, Michigan, and graduated with the Class of 1992.
Joseph Leonard Frost

Joseph Leonard Frost

Joseph Leonard Frost, age 80, of Sault Ste. Marie died at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan on January 28, 2024. Joe was born in Hessel, Michigan to Clifford and Verna (Rapson) Frost on February 5, 1943. Joe grew up in Sault Ste.
Jean Ann Brondyke

Jean Ann Brondyke

Jean Ann Brondyke, age 77, of Newberry, Michigan, died on February 11, 2024, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 5, 1946, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to John Henry and Jean Francis (Palmer) Skinner.