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Stuart McTiver “Mac” Freeborn

Stuart McTiver “Mac” Freeborn, 84, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry where he had resided the past 13 months. Mac was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on December 3, 1935 to Robert and Zada (McTiver) Freeborn.  He attended school there and was a member of the 1954 graduating class at Soo High. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Postula, at St. James Episcopal Church and they were gifted over 65 years of happily ever after. Mac retired from the Corps of Engineers after 34 years of civil service and after Ruth’s retirement the couple moved from the Soo to their cabin north of Newberry where they spent summers, and were fortunate to spend many winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. While in Arizona, Mac learned and perfected the game of shuffleboard to go on to win many trophies and share his love of the game with anyone who wanted to learn.  Mac was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church until he moved from the Soo and, after relocating in the Newberry area, he actively attended All Saints Episcopal Church and a member of the B.P.O.E. #1705.  In the early years of the I-500 Snowmobile Race, Mac served on the board of directors for several years and always looked forward to the many weeks of hard work preparing for the race. He also served with the 1437th Michigan National Guard from 1957-1962. First and foremost, Mac loved spending time with his immediate family as well as many cousins of the extended family.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, picking blueberries, cutting firewood, playing cards and bingo and the comforts of a cozy fire in the woodstove while watching the many moods of Lake Superior. Mac was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Joy (Freeborn) Wallace. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth; sons Roger and his daughters Bailey and Erin all of the Hillsboro, Oregon area; Jeffrey (Jane) of Newberry and their sons Robert (Fawn) and children Cora, Blaine and Levi of Manistique; and Daniel (Karen) and children Rhett Stuart and Mila of Negaunee. Per request, cremation has taken place.  No service is planned at this time but will be scheduled in the spring or summer of 2021.  Memorials may be directed to Golden Leaves Living Center Activity Fund, 502 West Harrie Street, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in Mac’s memory or charities of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Etta Mae Bohannan

Longtime Newberry resident, Etta Mae Bohannan, 70, died Wednesday morning November 18, 2020 at her residence. Born October 11, 1950 in Newberry, daughter of the late William and Donna (Davis) Clickner, Etta was a 1968 graduate of Newberry High School and graduate of Lake Superior State University receiving a Licensed Practical Nurse degree/certification. Etta resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma were she was employed as a LPN at the Hilcrest Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.  In 1986, she moved back to Newberry where she continued employment at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry and Straits Area Long Term Care in St. Ignace retiring in 2014. Etta attended the First Baptist Church in Newberry, enjoyed watching birds, her companion cat MEA and caring for her longtime, loving companion Ken Jago. In addition to her parents, Etta is preceded in death by her brother Albert. Survivors include Ken Jago of Newberry; siblings Claude (Linda) Clickner of Germfask, Jim (Barb) Clickner of Hawley, Pennsylvania, Wallace Clickner of Newberry and Peggy (Art) Butkovich of Engadine; step-children  Stacey (Elizabeth) Jago of Maple City, Angela (Rob) Doughty of Newberry, Ken (Melody) Jago of Sault Ste. Marie and Andrew (Genna) Jago of Brighton; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Per request, cremation services were accorded with services to be scheduled in 2021 with interment at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry. Memorials may be directed to Luce County Pet Pals, PO Box 345, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Aune Lydia Painter

Longtime Newberry resident, Aune Lydia Painter, 98, died Monday morning November 16, 2020 at Golden Leaves Living Center. Born January 17, 1922 in Newberry, daughter of the late Otto and Ida (Lindberg) Pekkanen, Aune was a 1940 graduate of Newberry High School. Aune was employed as an Attendant Nurse B at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center for several years until her retirement.  She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and life member of both the American Legion Post #74 and V.F.W. Post #4418 ladies auxiliary.  Aune enjoyed travelling, playing cards and reading. In addition to her parents, Aune is preceded in death by her husband John Junior Painter and brother Michael Pekkanen. Survivors include her children Michael (Sharon) Painter of Newberry and Diane Jordan of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Julie (Tim) Plumb and Michael Jr. (Kelley) Painter all of Newberry; great-grandchildren T.J., Joseph and Nicholas. Cremation services were accorded with services to be scheduled in 2021 with interment at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufunerlahome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.