Nathan Wesley Seitz
June 22, 2004 – May 9, 2023

Nathan Wesley Seitz, aged 18, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in his home after a lengthy battle with depression and anxiety.

Nathan was born June 22, 2004, in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He grew up in Davisburg, Sault Ste. Marie, and Newberry, where he graduated from Tahquamenon Area Schools in 2022.

While in High School, Nathan worked at Mac’s Market, Seder’s Pizza, and recently at Newberry Hometown Pharmacy where he enjoyed his coworkers’ (his friends) conversations and sense of humors. Nathan was trusted by many in the community to pet-sit their beloved animals, and he enjoyed doing so, and the photos on his cell phone proved it: Mr. Butters, Benny, two adorable misfit cats, and many more.

Nathan was known by family, friends, and coworkers to talk with comedic flair. A very bright young man that had an infectious smile and was eager to joke and keep things lighthearted.

Nathan took his mind off his struggles by reading books about History and Philosophy, talking with his childhood friends, Lucas, Marcus and Trey, and he spent most of his time as the personal photographer for Daisy, the family dog. He cuddled and practiced tricks with her and gave her treats just for being there.

Nathan was adored and loved as a son to William Seitz, and Kristen and Tony Salter. Brother to Joshua Coates, Julia Seitz, Lucy Seitz, Theo Seitz, Bretanna Salter, and Sierra Salter.  Loved by so many aunts, uncles, cousins, and Grandma Lynn.

Uncle Nathan would use his puffy cheeks and make duck sounds all to help his nieces, Dany and Lani, giggle.

Nathan is preceded in death by his Nana, Janet Kay Schwittay, his Great Aunt Sally Int-Hout, and his Yaya, Oneida Seitz.

Nathan’s family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Daniel Netherton, PA-C, Nurse Angie Fossitt, Karen Hibbard MSW, Faith Huyck PMHNP-BC, EMT Steve Berry, EMT Chris King and EMT Rachel Nelson that responded to our call, Deputy Michael Peters, Dr. Michael Beaulieu, and Chris Beaulieu…. As daily caretakers in our community, I pray the weight of the world is not on your shoulders and rest in knowing that your continuing efforts to help others prevents more hurt in the world.  You helped my family carry through.  Blessing.

A memorial picnic will be at our home, 505 W Victory Way, Newberry, Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for all who would like to share stories and hugs.

Nathan’s family has created the Nathan Wesley Seitz Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors entering the mental health field. Details of the scholarship and the scholarship’s disbursement will be available for spring of 2024. Donations can be made at Nicolet Bank, 414 Newberry Ave, Newberry, Michigan 49868 under the Nathan Wesley Seitz Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Charles Beaulieu III
September 14, 1937 – May 11, 2023

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

Revelation 21:4

Longtime Newberry resident and former owner of Beaulieu Funeral Home, Charles Borromeo Beaulieu III, 85, died Thursday evening, May 11, 2023 at Newberry Assisted Living Community.

Born September 14, 1937 in Newberry, son of the late Charles “Bud” Jr. and Frances (Tomkiel) Beaulieu, Chuck was a 1955 graduate of Newberry High School.  Chuck attended St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin for two years and was a 1959 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee receiving a degree in business administration.  On July 29, 1961, Chuck married the former Barbara Middleton in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

On September 22, 1961, Chuck enlisted in the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War stateside until his honorable discharge on September 21,1964 attaining the rank of Specialist Fifth Class.

Following his honorable discharge, Chuck attended Milwaukee Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin attaining a degree in mortuary science.  On July 21, 1967, Chuck received his State of Michigan mortuary science license, returning back to Newberry as a third generation funeral director at Beaulieu Funeral Home.  In the early 1980’s, Chuck became owner and continued serving the community until his stroke in February of 1997 and retired.  He continued his involvement in funeral service at the state level and, in 1999, served as President of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association.

Chuck was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church where he served on the parish finance council, member of the American Legion Post #74, member of the Newberry Elks Lodge and member of the Newberry Kiwanis Club.  Chuck, in addition, was a volunteer EMT for the Luce County Ambulance Corp.  During the years following his retirement, Chuck traveled extensively with his wife, Barb, throughout the United States and internationally.

In addition to his parents, Chuck is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barb, on December 24, 2013, sister Mary (William) Mulligan and brother Thomas (Jane) Beaulieu.

Survivors include his children Dr. Michael (Karen) of Newberry, John (Lisa) of Steubenville, OH, Chris (Karen) of Newberry and Anne (Brian) White of Sault Ste. Marie; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Jim (Judy) Middleton of Waukesha, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law Caroline Michaletz of Las Vegas, Nevada and Beth (Jim) Wearing of Clintonville, Wisconsin; stepmother-in-law Gerri Middleton of Clintonville, Wisconsin; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at the church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo and Fr. Frank Ricca concelebrating.  Rite of Committal with military honors conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #74 will follow at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church or to the Luce County Animal Shelter/Pet Pals, PO Box 345, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in his loving memory.

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“Love you, Pops.”


Hubert C. Chaffin
Died May 10, 2023

Hubert C. Chaffin, 88, of Engadine, MI passed away in Sun City Center, FL on May 10, 2023.

Hubert (Hugh) was born in Perrinton, MI and graduated from Fulton Center High School.  He also graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1993.  His last position was as District Engineer for the Newberry District.  The Flowing Well Rest Area on M-28 is named in his honor.

Hugh is survived by his wife Velma of 65 years, his children Robin (Melanie) Chaffin of Engadine and Nancy (James) Helgren of Channing, 3 grandsons Clay Roberts, Kyle (Krista) Roberts and Dolan Chaffin, 2 granddaughters Casey (Hunter) Evitts and Shauna Chaffin, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

No services will be held.  Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 813-634-9900.

James Lawrence Davis

August 13, 1943 – May 13, 2023

Longtime Newberry resident, James (Jim) Lawrence Davis, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Golden Leaves Living Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Born August 13, 1943 in Gould City, Jim was the youngest of nine children of the late George and Marion (Thistle) Davis. After school, Jim pursued his passion in the woods industry, where he went on to make it a lifelong career; eventually forming his own business, Davis Logging & Tree Service. Upon “retirement,” the businesses were split between his children, where he continued his passion working side by side, “supervising.”

On October 26, 1963, Jim married his sweetheart, the former Lorna Dewitt in Hulbert, MI. At the young age of 33, Lorna lost her battle to cancer. Soon after, he met his lifelong partner, Shirley Moore of 42 years.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking his grandchildren and great grandchildren to work with him, watching wrestling, going to the casino where he loved to play blackjack, and beating his best friend, Bob Skeans at cribbage. You could often find his grandchildren teething on his “nubs,” while he was enjoying his greasy popcorn or ice cream.

In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lorna on May 7, 1977; son Timothy (Tim) Davis; siblings Louis Davis, Joyce Hood, George (Wesley) Davis, Maude Holbrook, Helen Loper, Rose Petoskey, Margaret Freed, and Ruth Ranger.

Survivors include his children, Todd (Sandy) Davis of Hulbert; James (Bones) Davis of Newberry; Chris Davis of Newberry; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; lifelong partner Shirley Moore of Hulbert; children, David (Tonya) Moore; Margaret Moore (George); Melissa Moore; Jerry Moore; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday May 20, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the American Legion Post #393 in Hulbert.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Jim will follow at 12:00 noon with Pastor Patrick McNeill officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hulbert Township Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.