Lillian (Rapp) Teske
November 6, 1924 – December 24, 2023

Longtime Newberry resident, Lillian (Rapp) Teske, 99, died Sunday evening December 24, 2023 at Newberry Assisted Living Community in the presence of her loving family and North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born November 6, 1924 in Engadine, Michigan, daughter of the late Joseph and Frieda (Fergin) Rapp, Lillian married Henry Teske January 22, 1942 in Waukegan, Illinois, shortly before Henry left to serve in the European Theater during World War II. Upon his return, they established their home in Newberry.

Lillian was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was active in the Ladies Aide and attended church regularly.  Her family knew her as a competitive card player, who often schooled others in the games of Dirty Queens or Skip Bo.  Lillian’s baking was also first class.  Lillian created delicious and beautiful cinnamon rolls, cakes, bread and cookies.  Her family coveted her homemade German donuts.

As Lillian got older, she enjoyed arts and crafts.  People were always pleased to receive one of her homemade greeting cards.  And whenever the opportunity arose, Lillian could be found enjoying a game of Bingo.  She loved people and socializing, and always had time for a friendly chat with anyone.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Frieda and Joseph Rapp of Engadine, four siblings, and her husband, Henry.  Survivors include her children Lois (Roland) Schroeder, Dana (Joe) Striplin, and Diane (Hilary) Newby all of Michigan; Ray (Lynne) Teske of Colorado and Paul (Rosanne) Teske of Texas.  She was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and step grandchildren.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Lillian will be held Saturday June 8, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Newberry with Pastor Kyle Kuehl officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to North Woods Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 307, Manistique, MI  49854 in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at  Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Patricia Lynn Maki
October 11, 1944 – December 8, 2023

Patricia Lynn Maki, 79, of New Baltimore, MI passed away on December 8th, 2023, at Henry Ford Hospital in Clinton Township Michigan.

Lynn was born in Sault St. Marie, MI to Basil and Lillian Berry on October 11, 1944.   She went to Newberry High School and graduated in 1963. She earned her Master’s degree in Education and worked as a teacher for 30+ years.

Lynn is preceded in death by her husband James Richard Maki (February 3rd, 2008), her brother Richard Berry, sister-in-law Barb and brother-in-law Gerry.

Lynn is survived by her sons Todd (Christine), and Dustin and 5 beautiful grandchildren… Nathan, Owen, Jillian, Kyle and Ryan,  her sister Sherry Gerwatowski, her brothers Ron “Ludy” Berry and Roger (Dawn) Berry, many nieces, and nephews and lots of caring friends.

Lynn was a devoted Mother and Grandmother who gave everything of herself to those she loved. She spent her summers in Curtis, MI and her winters in Pine Island, FL where she was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  Her generous spirit and kindness were truly a blessing. She lived life to the fullest and will be remembered by all who knew her.

Per request, cremation services were accorded. Her final resting place will be beside her beloved late husband Jim at Arlington National Cemetery in Virigina. A Celebration of Life will occur in Curtis, MI this summer with details to be determined.


Death Notice

Kelly Ann-Susette Baker
June 12, 1969 – January 12, 2024

Kelly Ann-Susette Baker, 54, of Hulbert, died Friday morning, January 12, 2024 at Medilodge-Munising.  Kelly was born June 12, 1969 and survivors include her uncle Robert Bushey of Hulbert.

Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

Condolences may be expressed at  Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.