Judy Mildred Legault
May 11, 1942 – June 9, 2024

Former Engadine resident, Judy Mildred Legault, 82, died Sunday evening, June 9, 2024 at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos surrounded by family. Judy was born May 11, 1942 in Auburn, Washington, daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle (Miller) Prosser.Upon her mother’s passing in 1945, Judy and her two sisters moved to Iowa. They lived with their family members until 1951, and then moved to Ferguson, Missouri. Judy was a 1960 graduate of Ferguson High School.

After graduation, Judy relocated to Newberry and met Thomas R. Legault. They married on October 28, 1961 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Naubinway. Judy and Tom resided in the Engadine area where she was a devoted homemaker and they raised four children.

Judy was a member of St. Stephen’s and Engadine Catholic Missions where she sang in the choir. She was a charter member of the Engadine Historical Society and enjoyed her time working with the museum. Judy liked learning about genealogy. She crafted many wonderful scrapbooks. She also liked to read, garden her flower beds, play cards and Scrabble.

In addition to her parents, Judy is preceded in death by her husband Thomas on October 10, 2014, as well as sisters, Jackie Marie Moyle & Jerri Lee Mikkola, son Michael Edward Legault and son-in-law Michael Dean Bennett.

Survivors include her children Michelle Bennett of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jeffrey (Linda) Legault of Middleburg, Indiana, Lisa (Robert) Smith of Perry, Michigan and two granddaughters, four grandsons, 2 great grandsons and several in-laws and nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday June 22, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Naubinway. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Judy will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Fr. Frank Ricca officiating. Rite of Committal will take place at the Engadine Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.



Marion Mildred Lesatz

March 13, 1929 – June 9, 2024

Longtime Engadine resident, Marion Mildred Lesatz, 95, died Sunday morning June 9, 2024 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.

Born March 13, 1929 in Engadine, daughter of the late Louis and Emma (Marcus) Wagner, Marion was one of thirteen children. Marion married Edward Lesatz on June 7, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
A resident of Detroit for 38 years, Marion was employed as a bearing inspector for Federal Mogul Bower Bearing for 25 years and later at Drill Nation until her retirement.

Marion moved back to Engadine in 1996 and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Quilters guild and helping with various church events. Marion loved spending vacations with her many nieces and nephews and loved to spoil them with yummy baked goods and desserts. She was an excellent cook and always on the look-out for new recipes. Marion always provided some treat when visiting friends.

Marion loved picking blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. She and her siblings often packed a lunch and hightailed it to a berry patch often trying to out pick the other. Marion was always the care giver. There when needed; providing siblings with support, driving them to appointments, and helping as needed. She can best be remembered for her love of “Wheel of Fortune”, polka music, and Daniel O’Donnell. We all knew not to call between the hours of 7:00-7:30pm because that was her time spent with Pat Sajak.

Bakeries were her special stops and Marion was the sparkle of the family.

In addition to her parents, Marion is preceded in death by her husband Edward on August 19, 2013; siblings Albert Wagner, Edward Wagner, Carl Wagner, Henry Wagner, Fred Wagner, Janette Beckwith, Ethel Henschel, Irma Lesatz, Arlene Hahn, Bertha Meisner, Alma Wagner and Martha Dyer.

Survivors several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Marion will take place Friday June 21, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Kyle Kuehl officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at the Engadine Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.



Gregory Arthur Krause
July 24, 1946 – June 10, 2024

On June 10, 2024, we mourn the passing of Gregory Arthur Krause, age 77, who will be missed by many. He was surrounded by his family and friends in the final days and he now rests in the hands of the Lord. Most importantly, he was able to spend his last moments on his beloved farm.

Greg was born July 24, 1946 in Manistique, son of the late Arthur and Wanda (Thompson) Krause. He graduated from Engadine High School before receiving his teaching degree from Northern Michigan University in 1968. He met and married his wife, the former Diane Brunelle, that same year. In 1974, the family moved back to Engadine to take over the family farm and teach at Engadine High School. In these years, he and his wife were blessed with three children: Amy, Craig and Brian.

Greg has a passion for farming, switching the farm from dairy to beef, and started organic farming/gardening in 1985 and starting the first farmers market at the farm in 1999.

He loved teaching Environmental Science, Biology, English and Drivers Training. He coached many girls and boys basketball teams up to the varsity level.

After he retired from teaching in 1996, he enjoyed traveling Michigan to sell his organic produce and meat to individuals and businesses, meeting many news people along the way.

He was an active member of the Lakefield Baptist Church, was formerly an elder, singing in the choir and served the Keryx and Prison Ministry.

Greg is survived by Diane, his wife of 56 years; daughter Amy (Pete) Zerfas of Fremont; sons Craig (Dana) Krause of Haslett and Brian Krause of Kinross; grandchildren Nicole (Dan) Malcolm, Matthew and Joshua Zerfas, Adam, Ethan and Abby Krause, Charlie Burton, Madison and Kaden Krause; siblings Kurt Krause of Engadine and Kay Wheat of Engadine.

The Krause family will be holding a celebration of life on Saturday, August 3, 2024 with a time and venue to be announced.

Memorials may be directed to North Woods Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 307, Manistique, Michigan 49854 in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.