Christina M. Cheesman
November 22, 1949 – May 12, 2023

Christina Mable “Tina” Cheesman, age 73, of McMillan, Michigan passed away on May 12, 2023 at home surrounded by family.

Tina was born on November 22, 1949 in Manistique, MI the daughter of George Telford Burton and Elizabeth Jane (Smith) Burton. She attended Manistique High School. Tina was a member of the NRA. She enjoyed being out in nature in her spare time, whether it be hunting, fishing, mushroom or berry picking, if it was something to do with being in nature that is where you could always find her. She also enjoyed riding snowmobiles, riding horses, birdwatching, and photography. She loved to go dancing and it didn’t matter if it was out somewhere with live music or on an old two track and her radio, she danced anywhere. She also loved talking. She could talk to anyone about anything and if you knew Tina for ages or just met her I’m sure you heard at least one of her stories. Tina also loved animals and had rescued many over her years.

Tina is survived by her Children: Allen Baynton, Robert Baynton, Sammi (Rick) Bonnell, Chester (Jane) Cheesman, Susan (Brian) Dewey; Her GrandChildren: Alexa, Emily (Scott), Carolyn, Adam, Skye Lyne (Dustin), Kaitlynn, Addison, Wayne, Konor, Ian and Bailey; Her Great GrandChildren: Olivia, Easton, Hendric, Willow, John Joseph, Henderson and Keaston; she is also survived by many Nieces and Nephews.

Tina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chester Cheesman Sr, whom she married on November 22, 2014 in Germfask, MI. Also by one sister and six brothers.

A memorial service will be held at the Germfask Christian Fellowship on June 17, 2023 at 1pm located about 3 miles South of Germfask MI on M-77.  With a gathering of friends and family to follow in Seney MI with exact location to be decided (follow signs).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the E.U.P Hospice House. Condolences may be left online at


Donald D. Thorley
April 14, 1951 – May 15, 2023

Donald “Don” D. Thorley, 72, of Peshtigo, passed away, May 15, 2023.

Born April 14, 1951 son of the late Wilford and Dorothy (Scott) Thorley, he married the former Carrie Ikkala on August 26, 1972.

Don worked at Badger Paper Mill for over 30 years and then at Casting Services in Menominee for 5 years.

He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, enjoyed playing baseball, riding his Harley and loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending all their school and sports events.

Don is survived by his wife, Carrie; 2 daughters, Kimberly (Jeremy) Tietyen of Oak Creek and Marianne (Thomas) Evancheck of Peshtigo; his grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin, Caroline, Michael and “adopted” grandson, Colt.  Also survived by a sister, Dorothy Ann Mitchell, of Munising and a brother, Bruce (Donna) Thorley, of Gowen, Michigan.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Derusha.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 22nd at the Faith Lutheran Church in Marinette.  Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home-Peshtigo assisted the family with arrangements.


Mary “Micky” A. Rivard
April 2, 1932 – May 15, 2023

Mary “Micky” Alice Rivard, age 91, lifetime resident of Newberry, MI, passed away on May 15, 2023, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, MI.  She was born on April 2, 1932, in Newberry, MI, the daughter of Donald and Delta (Reed) McInnis.  Micky attended schools in Newberry and graduated from Newberry High School.

Micky married Alex C. Rivard in March of 1951 in Newberry, MI, and they were married until his passing on Feb 12, 1996.  She was a dedicated wife and mother who adored her grandchildren.  Micky loved to crochet, spending hours making beautiful afghans for all her grandkids.  For many years, Micky worked at the state hospital as an LPAN (attendant nurse) in Newberry.  Micky liked to travel and enjoyed wintering in Florida.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newberry.

Micky is survived by her son Mark (Patricia) Rivard of Newberry, MI; daughter-in-law Laura Rivard of McMillan, MI; brother Thomas McInnis of Munising, MI; sister Margaret (Zen) Hanger of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren Allen, Tia, Carla, Mary, Christine, Alex, Megan, Nicole, and Charlotte; and numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Delta McInnis; husband Alex Rivard, sons Kenneth Rivard, and Rick Rivard and her grandson Jason Rivard.

Memorial contributions in Micky’s name may be sent to Pet Pals Luce County Inc. at PO Box 345 Newberry, MI 49868.  A Memorial will be held at a later date, with information posted on the family’s facebook page. Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique, MI is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be posted to their website at


Jack Hubbard Jr.
July 29, 1955 – May 15, 2023

Jack Hubbard Jr. of Grand Marais, age 67, died suddenly at the Munising Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 15, 2023.

Jack was born in Marquette, Michigan on July 29, 1955, living most of his life in Grand Marais. Jack had passions, but none like the one for his kids and grandchildren. There was old Jack (Dad) and the new Jack (Grandfather).

He worked most of his life in the woods logging. For three years he worked in the Pacific Northwest Helicopter Logging. He started his own company in the late eighties, J. K. Hubbard Inc. He ran and managed his company until 5 years ago when he had an accident that put him out of the logging business, changing everything about Jack.

He served his community in many roles. He was Fire Chief, Burt Township Trustee for 8 years and Burt Township Supervisor for 6 years. As Supervisor one of his major accomplishments was having the Grand Marais breakwall built and saving the harbor. He served as Alger County Road Commission Chairman after his appointment and re-election. He was active with the Grand Marais Snotrails Grooming Association.

Jack’s passion for the outdoors was instilled in him by his grandfather Charles Chilson, something that only grew stronger through the years with hunting, fishing and trapping. He always was willing to teach family and young people about his outdoor activities. He had a special love for the Hurricane River camp. He lived to spend time there with his kids and grandkids.  They loved it just as much. Nothing was more treasured than deer camp.

He and his wife, Aleta, in 1998 bought and ran the Dunes Motel, a third-generation owner. The Hubbard family is a six-generation family in Grand Marais. Nearly every night, Jack would spend time with his mom Barbara watching Tucker Carlson with a glass of bourbon and a glass of wine for mom.

He was a member of Grand Marais United Methodist Church and a member of Grand Island Lodge of Munising Free and Accepted Masons.

Jack is survived by his wife Aleta (nee Niemi). They were married in Grand Marais in 1977. He is also survived by his mother Barbara Ellen Chilson Hubbard of Marquette; 2 sons: John Kenneth Hubbard III “Logger” (Kylene) of Germfask and Luke (Laura) Hubbard of Negaunee; daughter Sara (Corey) LaBelle of Northville, Michigan; Siblings: DeeLynn Hubbard of Highland, Maryland and Jamie (Rod) Mick of Hudson, Florida; 5 grandchildren:  Luke Jr., Emma, Wyatt, Asher, and Arya; also numerous nieces and nephews.  Jack was preceded in death by his father John Kenneth Hubbard, Sr. and brother Scott.

Pallbearers:  Sons Logger and Luke, grandsons Wyatt and Luke Jr., son-in-law Corey and “Little Buddy” Michael.

Services will be held at the Grand Marais United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Grenfell officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services.

The Grand Island Lodge of Munising Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a memorial service prior to the funeral service.


Theodore Marcott
September 28, 1931 – May 17, 2023

Theodore “Ted” Henry Marcott, 91, of Lakefield Township, died Wednesday morning, May 17, 2023 at his residence.  Ted was born September 28, 1931 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, son of the late Harry and Marie (Weber) Marcott.

On February 20, 1951, Ted enlisted into the United States Navy serving during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on February 24, 1955, attaining the rank of Airman Third Class specializing as an Aviation Electronics Technician.  During this time, Ted married the former Betty Gorsline on August 2, 1952 at Whidbey Air Station in Washington.

A resident of Lakefield Township since 1975, Ted owned and operated T & B Party Store in Helmer until his retirement in 2000.  Ted was a member of the McMillan United Methodist Church and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, bowling and gardening.

In addition to his parents, Ted is preceded in death by his wife Betty on December 17, 2019, grandson Michael Muxlow, great-granddaughter Lindsay Neill, brother Wayne Marcotte and sister Mae Morgan.

Survivors include his children Rick (Densie) Marcott of Lakefield Township, Diane (Mike) Muxlow of Brown City and Lesley (Kelly Quednau) Marcott of Carleton; seven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; brothers Lester Marcott and Kevin Marcott both of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; sisters Beverly Erdman of Crookston, Minnesota, Gloria Petersen of Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Harriet Power of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; brother-in-law Gary (Darlene) Gorsline of Brown City; close friends Brad (Debbie) Miller of McMillan.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday May 27, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Northstar Baptist Church in McMillan.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Ted will follow at 3:00 pm at the church with Pastor Paul Williams officiating.  Military honors conducted by the United States Naval Honor Guard the American Legion Post #74 will be held at the church following the memorial service.

Interment will take place at the East Lakefield Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the McMillan United Methodist Church fuel fund or to Northstar Christian Academy in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Nellie Grames Burns
March 26, 1938 – May 5, 2023

Nellie E. Burns, formerly of Germfask, joined her family in heaven on May 5, 2023. She unites with her parents, Lewis & Velma (Caswell) Grames; brothers, Robert, Lewis, Malon, Clayton, and Kenneth; son, Charles; daughter, Beth Ann; and grandson, Andrew.

Nellie was born March 26, 1938, in West Lakefield Twp., Michigan. She was proud to be a “Yooper Girl.” As she grew, she worked hard to help her young widowed mother as the family pulled together to build a house, raise gardens and pay expenses. Nellie knew what was expected, developing a strong work ethic which became the mantra for her life.

In the midst of the work, Nellie developed her talent in sewing and embroidery created clothes for herself, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren. Later, her talents in both sewing and knitting, were used to create many items for organizations in the Lincoln and Omaha areas. She loved to garden – another skill learned as a youth.  In Michigan, she developed her skills in oil painting, counting classmates among friends. Nel loved the drama presentations in high school and later in Germfask and Lincoln. These were fond memories for her.

Four years after her marriage to Gordon Burns, the family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. There, Nellie attended the American College of Beauty, earning her license in the early 1960s. When the family moved “back north,” she opened Nel’s Beauty Salon remaining a cosmetologist for over 30 years. She loved her patrons many of whom became friends which helped sustain her when she was on her own again. She officially retired in 2001 and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was passionate about her involvement in her church, Community of Christ, where her ministry focused on children. She served her church in many capacities from her teenage years through her official “retirement” in 2022.

Surviving are her children, April (Rick) Morgan-Salo, Eva (Shawn) Bachman , and Dusty (Veronica) Burns; grandchildren, Jalyn Morgan (Mickey McCann), Phillip (Courtney) Morgan, and Erin (Donny) Mankee, Eliza (Justin) Reker, Cassandra (Brian Wirth) Bachman, and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester (Lisa) Grames and Floyd (Janet) Grames; sisters, Maxine (John) Holmberg Novak, Delores Fitzpatrick, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial gathering following a graveside service will be at North Manistique Lake on July 1st in the early afternoon. Want to honor her memory? We suggest a youth-oriented program of your choice.