Brayden Allen Morgan
March 24, 2011 – July 29, 2023

Brayden Allen Morgan, 12, of Newberry, passed away suddenly Saturday July 29, 2023 at MyMichigan Medical Center-Sault Ste. Marie.

Born March 24, 2011 in Sault Ste. Marie, son of Roy McClard and Brittany Morgan, Brayden just completed the fifth grade as a student of Three Lakes Academy in Curtis. Brayden brought so much joy to everyone that met him, he had this energy about him that turned even the worst day around with his infectious smile and laugh. Brayden enjoyed spending time with his family, playing basketball, skateboarding, soccer, fishing, the outdoors, collecting & trading Pokémon cards and being with his friends. His joy for life and everything it involved was so inspiring to those around him. Brayden was also a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Brayden is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Glenn Payment and maternal great grandmother Eleanor Belanger.

Brayden is survived by his loving parents, Roy McClard (Avery Mitchell) of Cedarville and Brittany Morgan (Dakota Moore) of Newberry; sister Alexis Troop of Newberry; paternal grandparents Kelly (Bob) Beckett of Sault Ste. Marie; maternal grandparents Bryan Morgan of Sault Ste. Marie and Donna Causley of Newberry; his loving Aunts April Morgan of Newberry and Lisa Payment of Sault Ste Marie; loving Uncles Bryan A. Morgan of Newberry, Michael and Zachary Payment of Sault Ste. Marie; and loving Cousins Aysa of Cheboygan, Christian of Sault Ste. Marie, Hunter, Kaydence, Damon, Hermione, Hendrix, Carter, and Calannthe all of Newberry.

Per request, cremation services were accorded. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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


John Charles Scholtus
January 13, 1944 – July 31, 2023

John “Jack” Charles Scholtus, age 79, of Traverse City passed away Monday, July 31, 2023. Jack was born on January 13, 1944, in Detroit to John K. and Mary (Pelletier) Scholtus.

The family moved to Newberry in 1955. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, and sports. After graduating from Newberry High School, he moved to Detroit and worked at various jobs.

Jack settled in Ann Arbor, where he founded Dawn Farm in 1973, a residential substance abuse treatment center for young indigent alcoholics and addicts. Dawn Farm was a new concept in recovery, providing a working farm environment which included hands-on tending livestock, poultry, rabbits, and gardening.

Jack moved to Traverse City in 1980, commuting from Traverse City to Dawn Farm and his private substance abuse counseling practice in Dearborn. In 1985 Jack resigned from Dawn Farm to be with his children in Traverse City, while continuing a private counseling practice. Jack helped hundreds of people in their struggles with addictions.

In 1993 Jack established West Shore Homes, an adult foster care facility for developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults, and in 2006 established Lake Shore Homes.

In 1998 Jack married Louise Leathers. They spent several years traveling throughout the US and abroad. They went to Israel over 20 times, working at Tel Tamar, an archaeological park in southern Israel. They served on the Board of Directors of Blossoming Rose, an organization with humanitarian projects in Israel.

Jack did not want a funeral; he wanted his family here while he was living. During his last two weeks at home nearly all of Jack’s siblings, children, and grandchildren came to spend time with him, which brought him great happiness. He told them all he loved them and said goodbye.

Jack left a legacy of service and helping others. He believed in living to make the world a better place.

Jack’s survivors include his wife, Louise; his children, Christine Scholtus, John Hensley, Randy (Jinhee) Scholtus, Maggie (Slane) Youngblood, Zachary Dagneau; four stepchildren, Hilary Walsh, Branden Bearinger, Samantha (Nate) Dutton, and Maggie (Kris) LaCross; sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; siblings Judy (Dick) Freed, David Scholtus, Ronald (Deb) Scholtus, Patricia Scholtus and Paul Scholtus; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Scholtus.


Carol Ann Villemure
June 17, 1937 – August 5, 2023

Longtime Newberry resident, Carol Ann Villemure, 86, passed away Saturday evening August 5, 2023 at Golden Leaves Living Center surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 17, 1937 in Newberry, daughter of William and Dora (Keelan) Vincent.  Carol married the love of her life, Joe Villemure, on June 16, 1956 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Newberry.

Carol was a devoted wife and homemaker.  She raised six children of her own and countless other children in her daycare that she had in her home for many years.  She had a passion for children and loved them all as her own.  She had a compassionate and giving heart for anyone in need and gave freely of her time and talents.  There was not a person that would leave her home hungry.  Always ready to fix something to eat.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great- grandchildren immensely.  They all talk about her calling them on their birthday each year to sing them happy birthday.  She lived a life full of love and laughter.

Carol’s favorite place was their cabin near Pine Stump Junction and she spent as much time as possible there enjoying the Northwoods.  She enjoyed snowmobiling, bird watching, flower gardening, reading.  She loved to make pasties for family and friends and helped with pasty fundraisers for different organizations in the Newberry area.

Carol was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church and member of the American Legion Post #74 Ladies Auxiliary.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, William and Dora Vincent; brother, William Vincent; sister, Aileen (Vincent) Foley; son, Michael Villemure; granddaughter, Brenda McIntire.

Survivors include her loving husband, Joe, and five children Jody (Randy) Mark, Cathy (Bill) Glime, Terry Villemure all of Newberry, Sandy (John) Kitson of St. Louis, Missouri and Judy (Dennis) McGuire of Skandia; her sister Beverly Burbach of Seymour, Missouri; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Friday August 11, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 pm at the church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating.  Rite of Committal will take place at Forest Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Carol’s loving memory.

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


Death Notice

Robert Francis Weighman

Robert Francis Weighman, 81, of Paradise, died Friday evening August 4, 2023 at his residence in the presence of his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice.  Bob was born June 9, 1942 in Saginaw, son of the late Frank and Mary (Sliwaney) Weighman.

Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.