John Leo Snow
October 2, 1935 – May 7, 2022

I, John Leo Snow, on this day, 15 July 1971, have put my complete trust in, Jesus Christ, as Saviour and Lord of my life.  On the basis of John 1:12, I recognize this date as the date of my birth into the family of God.


John Leo Snow, 86, of Rexton, died Saturday evening May 7, 2022 at his residence in the presence of his loving family and the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born October 2, 1935 in Au Sable Forks, New York, son of the late Archie and Erma (Boevin) Snow, John was a high school graduate.  On April 27, 1954, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps proudly serving during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on April 26, 1957 attaining the rank of Corporal.

During his lifetime, John was employed in the paper manufacturing industry in the state of New York and later in the security field until his retirement in 2001.

On October 20, 2001, John married the former Louella (Livermore) Browning in Rexton and made Rexton their home.  John was a member of the Rexton Christian Fellowship Church, the American Legion Post #290 and the Marine Corps League.  His hobbies included fly fishing, bird watching, trains and avid Star Trek science fiction fan.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his daughter Sabrina Perryman.

Survivors include his loving wife, Louella, of Rexton; children George (Lisa) Snow of Voorheesville, New York, Michael (Susan) Snow of Plattsburg, New York and Michelle (Robert) Wright of Saranac Lake, New York; step-children Steve (Brenda) Browning of Germfask, Debra Donn of Newberry, Robyn (David) Albrecht of Jackson and Daryl (Mary) Browning of Rexton; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; siblings Louise Greene, Winifred Passino, Tilly Teriele, Patricia Rock, Shirley Felt and Lorraine Hume all of New York state; several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday May 12, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Rexton Christian Fellowship Church.  Funeral services celebrating the life of John will follow at 12:00 noon at the church with Pastor Tim Miller officiating.  Interment with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #290 and the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Rexton Christian Fellowship Church in his loving memory.

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


Ernest Charles Haas
January 1, 1948 – April 10, 2022

Ernest Charles Haas, age 74, died April 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Ernie was born January 1, 1948, in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Vic and Marion (Light) Haas.  He was the grandson of Johann Ernst (Ernie) and Lillie (Blasius) Haas, and the great-grandson of Rev. John & Maria Haas.

Ernie was an adventurer, loved the outdoors, exploring and traveling every road including each and every cow path or two rut roads.  You never knew where you were heading when you got in the car with Ernie.

Ernie grew up in Manistique, Michigan at Indian Lake State Park and graduated from Manistique High School in 1966.

Ernie continued his education attending the University of Arizona, in Tucson for his freshman year, and then attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, getting his Bachelor’s Degree.

Ernie worked for Tahquamenon Area Schools from 1970 to 1984, as an educator/teacher.  In 1984 he moved his family to Arizona, where he got his Master Degree in Education Administration/Principal and continued working in Education until he retired in 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Beside a devoted husband, father and grandfather, Ernie was an Eagle Scout, a hunter, a camper, a creative cook, a writer and poet, a freshman/JV football coach, a life guard, and a prospector.

Ernie leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of 45 years, Donna (Fillman) Haas; daughter Hilary (Patrick) Tolson;  son Andrew;  grandchildren Kyler, Teagan and Maleah Tolson; and a sister Nyela (Jerry) DeJong.

His final wishes were for his loved ones to gather and have a picnic in a beautiful meadow in the ponderosa pines that he so loved when weather permits.

Your sympathies may be sent to his family at:

Donna Haas
2 W Kerry Lane
Phoenix, AZ  85027


Carl Robert Oberg
October 25, 1941 – May 6, 2022

Longtime Newberry resident, Carl Robert Oberg, 80, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.

Carl was born on October 25, 1941 in Marquette, Michigan to Carl V. and Helen M. (Wester) Oberg.  He graduated from Newberry High School in 1959 and went on to obtain his LPN degree from Northern Michigan University.  He then worked at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center until his retirement.

Carl was an avid runner, an artist, music lover, and sports fan.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newberry where he served in many roles.  He especially enjoyed leading the congregation in singing and directing the choir.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepmother, Sally (Heinemann) Oberg.

He is survived by his wife Carol whom he married June 8, 1963; daughter Cynthia (David) Semon of Kentwood and son Brian Oberg of Newberry; grandchildren Jared Oberg, Sydnee Semon and Matthew Semon; his brothers Richard Oberg and Donn Oberg both of Newberry.

Graveside services will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00 am at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry with Pastor Jon Michael, of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Newberry building fund in his loving memory.

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