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Richard J. Livingston
July 7, 1940 – April 6, 2022

Richard J. Livingston, 81, of Lake Placid went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning April 6, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born on July 7, 1940 in Newberry, Michigan and was the son of Geneva (Garrod) and Walter Livingston.  Richard has been a resident of Lake Placid for 19 years moving here from Galesburg, Michigan.  He retired after 25 years of service as a firefighter with the City of Kalamazoo Fire Department.

Richard was of the Christian faith and a member of the Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661.  Richard enjoyed playing golf, cards, fishing, hunting and sports in general.  He loved to be with his family and friends anytime they could get together, especially time with his grand and great-grandchildren.

On September 17, 1959, he was married to the love of his life, Carolyn (Kowalski) Livingston who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers Buck, Robert, Joseph and sister Jane.  Richard is survived by his loving children; Richard Livingston II (Tracy), Lisa Scott (Brian), 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a brother; William “Bill” Livingston (Irene).

A private celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date in Michigan.  Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com.  Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134.

 

Judy Kay Webb
July 27, 1951 – March 12, 2022

Judy Kay Webb, age 70, died at home in Newberry, Michigan, on March 12, 2022. She was born in Newberry, Michigan, on July 27, 1951, to Willard and Joyce (Nelson) Kibbey.

Judy grew up in Newberry and graduate from Newberry High School. She married Michael Douglas Webb on August 11, 1966, and started a family. She was a stay-at-home mother while Mike worked at Newberry State Hospital. Eventually, she started working as a cook in 1990 at Zellar’s Village Inn, where she worked there for 25 years and later retired in 2015.

Judy was a member of Newberry’s Christian Fellowship. She had many hobbies that she enjoyed doing like, crocheting, attending church, singing, spending time with family and especially taking her daughters to go shopping.

Judy is survived by her husband, Michael Douglas Webb; daughters, Machelle Laverty of Newberry, Bethany Webb of Newberry, Sarah Webb of Newberry, and Ashley Thurman (Jason) of Newberry; son, Michael Webb of Newberry; sisters, Linda Kibbey of Washington and Lola Kibbey of Newberry; brother, Ralph Warren of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan; grandchildren, Danielle Levin, Katrina Webb, Kenny Caldwell, Caitlyn Canfield, Nicole McNamara, Jessica McNamara, Maddelyn McNamara and Christopher Webb; and great grandchild, Emily Levin.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jake Warren and Willard Kibbey; brother-in-laws, Chet Webb, Lester Webb, Jim Webb, and Roy Webb; and sister-in-law, Betty Stack.

Galer Funeral Homes & Cremation in Pickford, Michigan is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.galerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Richard L. Wehner Jr.
January 13, 1974 – April 9, 2022

Longtime Newberry resident, Richard L. Wehner Jr., 48, died Saturday April 9, 2022 at his residence.

Born January 13, 1974 in Manistique, son of Richard Sr. and Kathryn (Palmer) Wehner, Richard was employed as an industrial painter specializing in water towers, naval ships and condominiums, as a woodsman/sawyer and an electrical tree line trimmer.  With his employment, Richard was able to travel extensively to several states, enjoying the areas and their offerings.

Richard was a member of the Grand Traverse Band and Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the construction/general laborers union.  His hobbies included fishing, hunting, horseshoes, canoeing, keeping track of his sisters and nieces and hanging with family and friends.

Richard adored his dogs, Shiner and Buster, and you would always see him walking to town with his pet companions.  Richard always checked in to see how everyone was, especially his mother, father and sisters to ensure that all was well.  Richard was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that was in need of help.

Richard is preceded in death by his brother Merle; uncle’s Pete Palmer, Tom Palmer, Bill Wehner and Ervin Ludy; aunt MaryAnn Ludy; grandparents Lennart Backman, Leonard Wehner, Mary Palmer and Gloria Tucker.

Survivors include his parents, Kathy (Pete Blakely) Wehner of Newberry and Richard Sr. (Suzanne) Wehner of Gwinn; grandmother Thelma (Kelley) Backman of Newberry; grandfather Pete Tucker of Marquette; siblings Rosemary (Cork Bowler) Keinonen of Newberry, Melanie (Kyle) Elvington of Weatherford, Texas, Ginger Richerson of Gwinn, Kori Wehner of Palmer and Kari Ellis of Negaunee; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday April 14, 2022 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Oberle officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family in his memory.

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

 

Jacqueline Ann Yale
September 3, 1957 – April 1, 2022

Jacqueline Ann Yale, 64, of Newberry, died Friday evening April 1, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice.

Jackie was born September 3, 1957 in Detroit, daughter of the late Harry (Patricia) Yale of Gould City and Mary (Gerald) Swiercz of Engadine.  Survivors include son Johnathan & Carrie Yale of Newberry and daughter Madge Ruperd of Engadine; grandchildren Austin Ruperd, Alex Ruperd, Michael Ruperd, Madison Yale and Matthew Yale; siblings Harry Yale Jr. and Susan Yale of Wixom, Michigan and Jill (Steven) Byers of Marcellus, Michigan. She is also survived by two nieces Melissa (Michael) Allen and Elizabeth (Rick) Haskell; uncle John Hugh McNeil along with numerous cousins.

Jackie was a 1975 graduate of Plymouth High School and attended Bay College in Escanaba. Jackie was employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for several years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Newberry Cribbage League, the American Legion Post #74 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday April 13, 2022 at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry and a memorial service celebrating the life of Jackie at 2:00 pm with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo, of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, officiating.  Family and friends are invited to attend a meal after the service at the American Legion Post #74 in Newberry. Rite of Committal will take place at the Newton Township Cemetery at a later date.

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