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David Vern Johnson

David Vern Johnson, 65, of Marinette, Wis. passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area Hospital in Marinette. He was born on February 28, 1955 in Newberry, Mich. to the late Theodore and Juanita (Rogers) Johnson.  He proudly served his Country in the United States Army and later in the National Guard for many years. David worked at the L.E. Jones Company as a Machine Operator.  He was a quiet person and enjoyed reading, politics, collecting guns and old history books.  David further enjoyed rock music and attending concerts. David is survived by his siblings, nieces, nephews and many friends. David was preceded in death by his brother:  Ivan Johnson. Because of health concerns, no services will be held at this time.  The Anderson Kell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty Lou Morgan

Betty Lou Morgan, 91, of Engadine and formerly of Marion, left this Earth to spend eternity with her heavenly Father and beloved husband Sylvan Henry Morgan on Sunday November 15, 2020. Born October 3, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana, daughter of the late Forest and Sarah (Holstein) Ragsdale, Betty grew up in the Hazel Park area and, at the age of 13, met the love of her life Sylvan Henry Morgan Jr. whom she married at the age of 16. Betty was a devoted homemaker raising her family and was proud to receive her high school diploma in 1989.  Betty held several employments in the Marion area and later was employed as a cook at the Marion School District until her retirement. Betty attended the Marion United Methodist Church and an active member of the women’s group.  Betty was also a member of the Eveready Club.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting winning many ribbons from her entries at the local county fair.  In 2011, Betty moved to Engadine to be closer to her son Harley and his wife Joy.  Betty attended the Engadine United Methodist Church and attended senior luncheons.  In 2013 and due to her health issues, Betty became a resident of Golden Leaves Living Center and enjoying the activities and outings. In addition to her parents and her husband, Betty is preceded in death by her beloved Bassett SADIE ANN; siblings William, Paul and Raymond Ragsdale; her only grandson Harley Michael Morgan Jr. Survivors include her children Sylvan “Hal” (Nancy) Morgan Jr. of Trapper Creek, Alaska; Harley (Joy) Morgan of Engadine and Paul Morgan of McBain; granddaughter Brandi (Brian) Morgan-Hoke of Girdwood, Alaska and Jesse (Lucas) Dwyer of Nashville, TN; and great-grandson Alexander Dwyer of Nashville, TN.  Due to COVID-19, a public graveside service will be held Saturday November 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Greenwood Cemetery in Marion with Pastor James Mort officiating. Memorials may be directed the Marion United Methodist Church, 216 West Main Street, Marion, MI 49665, the Engadine United Methodist Church, 110 West Harrie Street, Newberry, MI 49868 or to the Golden Leaves Living Center Activity Fund, 502 West Harrie Street, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in her memory.  Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Linda Lou Richards

Longtime Paradise resident, Linda Lou Richards, 71, died Wednesday November 11, 2020 at her residence. Born April 23, 1949 in Sault Ste. Marie, daughter of the late Will and Bonnie Jean (Monk) Bedell, Linda was a 1967 graduate of Whitefish Township School in graduate of Baker University in Flint with an associate’s degree in business. Linda owned and operated the Paradise Mobil in Paradise for several years and later with J & S Lodging until her retirement.  Linda was a ladies auxiliary member of the American Legion Post #393 in Hulbert and enjoyed fishing of the Tahquamenon River, agate hunting and baking for her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by her siblings Bonnie, Tammy and Floyd; brother-in-law LeRoy Murley; sisters-in-law Karyn Bedell and Claudia Bedell. Survivors include her son David (Karri) Hagan of Traverse City; grandchildren Erica Shell of Florida and Ethan Walters of Traverse City; great-grandchildren Curtis Warren and Darias Pelton; siblings Carol Murley of Fenton, Leon (Janet) Bedell of Chino Valley, AZ, Donald Bedell of Frankfort, Dennis Bedell of Paradise, Roy Bedell of Rives Junction, MI, Karen (Alan) Smith and Terry (Tom) Clark all of Paradise; several nieces and nephews. Per request, cremation services were accorded.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Linda will be scheduled at a later date at the Paradise United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Ernest D. Halliwill

SEMPER FI!!!  For Lance Corporal Ernest D. Halliwill, of Gulliver, the war ended on November 10, 2020. Ernie was born at home on August 28, 1951 to Lowell and Marlys (Brown) Halliwill of Vermontville, MI; number six in a family of ten children.  He graduated from Maple Valley High School, in Vermontville, with the class of 1972, and was drafted into service to our Country the same year.  After doing a tour of duty in Vietnam, he left the service in 1975, In August of 1976, he married Caroline Nash of Nashville, MI, and they had four children; Nathan (Juneith) Halliwill of Phoenix, AZ, Erin Halliwill of Manistique, MI, Timothy Halliwill of Manistique, MI, and Joseph (Christine) Halliwill of Curtis, MI.  Ernie was also the foster father to eight disabled children and eleven exchange students.  He is preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in law, Donald and Alice Nash; a brother, Kenneth; and a sister, Linda Pullen. Ernie is survived by his wife, Caroline; his four wonderful children; and eight blessed grandchildren.  Also surviving are sister, Mary Lehman of Nashville, MI; brothers, Bob, Leroy, David, and Ed of Charlotte, MI; Jim and Raymond of Nashville, MI; and a sister-in-law, Cecelia Zinn of Gulliver. The family wants to thank Northwoods Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care of Ernie, nurses Gary and Emily, aides Mary, Wanda (who always brought treats for all our animals), Emelia, and Christina, and to Courtney who graciously put up with Caroline. Cremation has taken place, and burial services will take place in the spring. Memorial contributions in Ernie’s name may be directed to the Eva Burrell Humane Society, or to Northwoods Home Nursing and Hospice. Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Condolences may be left on their website at Fausettfh.com

Betty Darlene Stone

Longtime McMillan resident, Betty Darlene Stone, 82, died Monday afternoon November 9, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Born January 15, 1938 in Hulbert, daughter of the late George and Anna (McLaren) Williams, Darlene was a 1957 graduate of Newberry High School. In addition to being a homemaker raising her family, Darlene was employed as a bartender and a housekeeper for several years.  Darlene enjoyed collecting turtle figurines and cooking. In addition to her parents, Darlene is preceded in death by her husband Edward Stone on July 11, 1976; daughter Brenda Brow on September 29, 2017; brothers Herb Williams and Ed Williams; brother-in-law George Hollingshead. Survivors include her son Larry (Tracie) Stone of McMillan; grandchildren Brian Stone, Lisa (Brian) Foster, Stacy (Bill) Berry, Eric (Jaimee) Brow, Michelle Brow, Jennifer Bennett and Angela Bennett; several great-grandchildren; sister Laura Hollingshead of Seney; son-in-law Dean (Sue) Brow of Evart. Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Larry “Ike” McTiver

Lifelong resident of Newberry, Larry “Ike” McTiver, sadly lost his 11-year battle with cancer on November 14th, 2020 at the age of 70 in his family home. Born to Stuart and June “Williams” McTiver on August 15, 1950, Ike’s siblings include Jeanett Kucharczvk of Goetzsville, Michigan, Jo Cornforth of Fruita, Colorado and Patrick McTiver of Valencia, Pennsylvania.  Ike was always one to stand out, both in stature and personality.  During his four years at Newberry High, he became a hometown hero playing basketball. He was offered a full ride scholarship to Michigan State University to play which he declined to pursue his one true passion: farming. A second generation farmer, Ike purchased his first beef cow at the age of 16 and built one of the largest beef operations in the area. He was also the youngest to serve on several local and state agriculture boards. Ike was known to be the unofficial on-call large animal vet in the area. On September 5, 1970 he married the love of his life Sandra “Holds” McTiver. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, Stuart “Mike” and Scott.  Ike was a successful, hardworking family man who lived a life which he deeply loved, continuously surrounded by farming, cows, and family. His hobbies included wild game hunting with his brother Pat, cribbage, ice fishing and snowmobiling with friends. Ike is preceded in death by both of his parents and his youngest grandson Silas.  Ike leaves behind his devoted wife Sandy; son Stuart “Mike”, his wife Carroll and their two children Mark and Layla along with son Scott and his wife Shelly, as well as Michael and Darlene Blackmer who became family through the years.  Ike was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. The void he leaves behind is vast, but equally vast are the many memories and love he bestowed upon us all. Per Ike’s wishes, there will be no service at this time. However, a celebration of life will be scheduled this coming summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tahquamenon Sports Boosters, in care of Tahquamenon Area Schools, 700 Newberry Ave., Newberry, Michigan 49868 in his memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.