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Alvin E. Dalgleish
January 31, 1946 – September 29, 2022

Lifelong Luce County resident, Alvin Elmer “Big Al” Dalgleish passed away Thursday September 29, 2022 at UP Health Systems Marquette.

Born January 31, 1946 in Newberry, son of the late Elmer and Lucy (Skaggs) Dalgleish, Al was a 1965 graduate of Newberry High School.  Growing up north of town, he worked part-time in the woods with his Uncle Albert.  He especially enjoyed playing football for the Newberry Indians in high school and loved telling stories about it.

After graduation, Al went to work at the Newberry State Hospital.  He was only there a year before he was drafted on July 12, 1966 into the United States Army and stationed in Seoul, Korea.  Al served his country for almost two years as a fire fighter and also flew in helicopter rescue missions in Vietnam until his honorable discharge on May 1, 1968 attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Class.  When he returned home to Newberry, he went back to work for the State Hospital until his retirement in 1991.  After retirement, Al worked for Newberry Motors, Inc. and Tahqua-Lanes.

Al was an accomplished bowler.  In fact, once, he bowled a perfect 300 score. He absolutely loved working at Tahqua-Lanes, bowling on league nights, going to tournaments, and hanging out with the men’s leagues as well as the women’s leagues, especially on pot luck nights.  Al was a true Yooper.  Road hunting or just going for rides in the woods was one of his favorite things to do.  He was a great sports fan and was always ready for a spirited discussion on high school, college, and pro football games.  Al was a terrific story teller.  He was known to tell some pretty big whoppers around the campfire.  Every morning, rain, shine, or blizzard, Al made it to Zellar’s Village Inn or the Triangle Restaurant to have breakfast with his good buddies, including Fred Newhouse, and be spoiled by all the staff who catered to him.

Big Al lived exactly how he wanted to.  Zero “cares” given.  For those lucky enough to be loved by him, they knew it because he made no secret of how he felt.

He was met in Heaven by his father and mother, Elmer and Lucy Dalgleish, and his grandson who adored him, Michael Dalgleish.

He leaves behind his son, Alvin (Cindy) Dalgleish; step-daughter, Angie Zellar; devoted sister, Sundae (Russ) Garrod; niece, Colleen (Phil) Smutek; nephew, RJ (Tabitha) Garrod; great-nephew, Travis Bruce; great niece, Jeni Garrod; step-granddaughters, Tara (Brian) McLean and Kristine (Scott) Lovett; step-grandson, Bennett Woltz; step-great granddaughter, Kaley Wass; step-great grandsons, Jack McLean, Brock Woltz and Sebastian Woltz; step great-great granddaughter, Violet Babcock, as well as many life long friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Beaulieu Funeral Home on Wednesday October 12, 2022 from 5-7 pm.  Graveside services will be held Thursday October 13, 2022 at 10:00 am at Forest Home Cemetery with Pastor Kyle Kuehl officiating. Military honors conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #74 of Newberry will follow.

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

 

Daniel Martin Reed
December 11, 1950 – October 2, 2022

Daniel Martin Reed, 71, of McMillan, passed away Sunday morning October 2, 2022 in the presence of his loving family and the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Dan was born December 11, 1950 in Grand Rapids, son of the late Jack and Gladys Reed.

On February 4, 1970, Dan was drafted into the United States Army serving 14 months in Vietnam on several firebases in I Corps with Bravo Battery, 1st of the 321st Field Artillery, 101st Airborne. Dan was honorably discharged on September 9, 1971 attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Class and a recipient of two Bronze Stars. Dan continued in the United States Army Reserves until his discharge on February 1, 1976.

Following his honorable discharge, Dan worked 17 years at Kelvinator in Grand Rapids until their closure and then 22 years at Michigan Wheel making boat and ship propellers. When riding a Mackinac Island ferry, we always felt safe knowing the props were made by Michigan Wheel!

Having fished in the U.P. and Canada for many years, Dan and his wife, Sheila, decided to retire to the U.P. without having experienced their winters. You are not a true Yooper unless you are born here, but Dan felt like one battling those quite common 30-inch snowfalls and -20 degree temps. But the everyday opportunity to fish was all he needed, plus watching the lake and the wildlife from their cabin.

In addition to his parents, Dan is preceded in death by his brother Steve Reed and nephew Paul Reed.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sheila (Morey), of McMillan; brothers, Randy (Jody) Reed of Kentwood and Jack Reed of Palm Springs, California; sisters, Linda (Jerry) Ellman of Seminole, Florida and Tammy Reed of Wyoming, Michigan; sister and brother-in-law, Pam (Rodney) Patterson of Jackson, Michigan; many nieces and nephews, including Matthew (also his Godson), Joe and Little Joe (his fishing buds) and many good friends, especially Billy and Loretta Haight.

Dan’s canine buds, Max, Maggie, Rocky and Sasha will meet him at the Rainbow Bridge, leaving Niko here to miss his Dad.

Per his request, cremation services have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of Dan with a luncheon, courtesy of the McMillan United Methodist Church Ladies, with fellowship being held Thursday October 6, 2022 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Columbus Township Hall in McMillan, Michigan. Dan will be laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, Michigan near Battle Creek on Thursday October 13, 2022 at 2:30 pm.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Legion Post #74 of Newberry or to Tunnels to Towers, 2316 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or at www.t2t.org in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

REST IN PEACE NOW, DANIEL.

 

Janet Uhlbeck
November 9, 1944 – September 27, 2022

Janet “Jan” Uhlbeck, 77, of Newberry, passed away Tuesday morning September 27, 2022 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.  Jan was nearly 78 years old and had been suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s for the past few years. Unfortunately, her body succumbed to Alzheimer’s cruelty; but her beautiful spirit remains in the eternal and in our memories.

Janet Charmaine Frank was born November 9, 1944 in Jackson, Michigan, daughter of the late Carl and Wyona (Shaw) Frank.  After graduating high school, she worked at Howell State Hospital where she met Kenneth Uhlbeck. Janet and Kenneth united in marriage on September 11, 1965 and moved to Flint, Michigan where they worked and raised their two children.

Jan worked for several years as a secretary for their church and also volunteered for many years with ALANON. As what might have seemed like more than just a hobby, Jan expended hundreds (maybe thousands) of hours creating ceramic pieces at her home and then gifting them to her friends and family. After their retirement, they packed everything up and moved north over the bridge to Newberry, where Jan lived her remaining years.

In addition to her parents, Jan is preceded in death by her brother William Frank.

Jan is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ken Uhlbeck; her son Kenny (Ethel) Uhlbeck and grandsons Jonathan and Franklin; her daughter Jennifer (Ken) Crim and by her extended family of in-laws, nephews, nieces and more.  Jan is survived also by her very dear friend Mary Ellen, Linda and Judy; for she was a woman who loved warmly, had a fantastic sense of humor and a generous concern to help others. Jan had been blessed with a marvelous ability to over pack anything and everything one could possibly desire for a camping event, a trip, or deer camp when forced to go. You could always rely on Jan to bring the best food as well. And, if anyone ever needed help from Jan, she was ready to say, “Yes” at the drop of a hat. She was much loved and we grieve the unique hole she leaves in our lives.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday October 15, 2022 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Memorial services celebrating the life of Jan will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Melinda VanderSys officiating.

The family encourages memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Greater Michigan Chapter, 309 South Front Street, Suite 233, Marquette, Michigan 49868 or at www.alz.org  in her loving memory.

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