John Edward Wendt
May 6, 1944 – December 25, 2021

Longtime McMillan resident, John Edward Wendt, 77, died Saturday morning December 25, 2021 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born May 6, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late Carroll and Lydia (Tervo) Wendt, John was a 1962 graduate of Newberry High School.

On August 15, 1962, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on October 17, 1966 attaining the rank of Sergeant.  He continued in the Marine Corps Reserves until he was relieved of his duties on June 4, 1968.

On July 15, 1967, John married the former Jane Kirby at the McMillan United Methodist Church.  John was employed at Falls Building Supply for 44 years retiring as manager in 2010 and was a member of the B.P.O.E.    #1705 and the American Legion Post #74 both of Newberry.  His hobbies and interests included woodworking, snowmobiling, spending time at the cabin and being surrounded by his loving family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wife Jane on December 25, 2018; sisters Carol Barker, Lorraine Alcorn and Diane Marsh.

Survivors include his daughter Kathy (Tim) Holem of Melbourne, Florida; sons John (Karen) of Newberry, Ed (Laura) of Rives Junction and Kirby (Andrew Staelens) of Newberry; grandchildren Holly (Brian) Nickerson, Cheyenne (Tom) Holem,  Frankie (Chris) Takala, Edward Wendt, Christopher (Brooke) Wendt, Casey (Megan Farley) Wendt and Danielle Eggleston; great-grandchildren Maci Wendt, Gemma, Chloe Takala and Chandler Nickerson; siblings Don (Ann) Wendt of Eden, North Carolina, Mike (Mark) Wendt of Ferrum, Virginia and Gloria (Eugene) Dokum of Lansing; several nieces and nephews and friend Betty.

Friends may call at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Wednesday December 29, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Funeral services will follow at 5:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Williams, of Northstar Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment with full military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Marine Corps honor guard will take place in the spring at the Columbus Township Cemetery in McMillan.

Memorials may be directed to the Luce County Veterans Service Organization or the Newberry Fire Association in his loving memory.

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Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Randy Gene Gallier
February 17, 1939 – December 17, 2021

Randy Gene Gallier, 82, of Naubinway, Michigan and formerly of Weston, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at StoryPoint in Waterville.

Randy was born on February 17, 1939 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Donald and Mildred (Johnston) Gallier. He married the love of his life, Linda Rossow, and they shared 63 wonderful years of marriage until her passing on June 26, 2021.

Randy is survived by his children: Deborah (Kelly) Tussing of Curtice and Scott (Rhonda) Gallier of Lake Zurich, Illinois; grandchildren: Abigail and Mary Gallier, Matthew (Jessie) Van Vorhis, Andrew (Kayleigh) Van Vorhis, Nicholas (Kristen) Tussing, Jeremy (Katie) Tussing and Abbey (Alex Espinoza) Tussing and great-grandchildren: Jade and Jolene Van Vorhis and Liam, Finn and Emma Tussing.

He was preceded in death by his brother Gary Gallier and son-in-law David Van Vorhis.

Randy was the ground maintenance supervisor for Bowling Green State University and was also a farmer. When Randy retired, he and Linda moved to Naubinway, Michigan to the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club where they became active in the community. Randy was a member of the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church and loved golfing, snowmobiling,  grooming the snowmobile trails and “anything with a throttle”. Most of all, Randy loved his family and truly cherished the time he spent with them.

A Celebration of Life Service is being planned in the Summer of 2022 in Naubinway, Michigan with a date and time to be announced in the future. The family would like to send a special thank you to StoryPoint, Waterville, Ohio  and Elara Hospice for their excellent care and compassion they showed Randy. Memorial contributions may be made in Randy’s honor to the Naubinway Christian Fellowship, W11621 Main St, Naubinway, MI 49762.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Online condolences, as well as a fond memory may be shared with Randy’s family by visiting