Vickie Lee Holcomb
Vickie Lee Holcomb, 65, of Seney, died Thursday afternoon January 28, 2021 following a 39 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born September 3, 1955 in Howell, daughter of the late William and Shirley (Pine) Matt, Vickie was a 1973 graduate of Whitmore Lake High School. On July 29, 1977, Vickie married Roy R. Holcomb in Ypsilanti and they both resided in the Ann Arbor area. Vickie was formerly employed as a health care aide at Lutheran Retirement Center in Ann Arbor. A resident of Seney since 1977, Vickie was a waitress at the Golden Grill in Seney and was briefly employed as a health care aide at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Following this time, she was a homemaker raising her family and in the mid 1980’s was employed as a weekend radio announcer at WNBY for 16 years until her retirement. Vickie enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, the outdoors and was an animal lover. Survivors include her loving husband, Roy, of Seney; sons Josh of Germfask, Adam (Ashley) of Germfask and Jake (Nicole) of McMillan; grandchildren Ava, Jocelyn and Brooke; siblings Diane Miller of Seney and Alan Matt of Canton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and beloved pets. Per request, cremation services were accorded with no services scheduled at this time. Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate, Luce County Pet Pals, P.O. Box 345, Newberry, Michigan 49868 or Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, 6091W US Highway 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854 in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Una Maureen Olson
Una Maureen Olson, 80, of Newberry, died Sunday January 24, 2021 at her residence.
Born March 23, 1940 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Clarence and Verna (Bright) Noreus, Una received her Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Una was employed as a school teacher in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada for over 16 years. A resident of Newberry since 1992, Una was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, former mentor for the S.T.A.R.S. reading program at Tahquamenon Area Schools and a former leader and council member for 4-H. Survivors include her loving husband, Jack, of Newberry whom she married August 2, 1975 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; step-children Evelyn (Herb) Rauscher of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Cathy (Bill) Greenhoe of Sand Lake, Peter (Kim) Olson of Allendale, Carolyn (Peter) Carges of Medina, New York and David (Debbie) Olson of Nashville; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday February 3, 2021 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Newberry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church at 11:00 am with Fr. Marty Flynn officiating. Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Cemetery in Goetzville, Michigan. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required in accordance of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Memorials may be directed to the St. Gregory’s Catholic Church Catechism Program in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Joyce S. Holtfreter
Longtime Curtis resident and resort owner, Joyce S. Holtfreter, 88, died on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 23, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the only daughter of the late Arthur G. and Charlotte (Logel) Gable and a graduate of Devillbes High School in Toledo, Ohio. She began vacationing in Curtis with her parents in 1947 and all three fell in love with the area and continued vacationing in Curtis until their dream of having a resort of their own became a reality when they purchased land in 1958. On January 23, 1954, Joyce married Richard Holtfreter in Angola, Indiana. They resided in Toledo Ohio, Irving Texas, Cape Girardeau Missouri and Columbus, Ohio where they accumulated many friends. In 1988 they retired and moved to Curtis to operate Manilak Resort, which they then owned and is now a third-generation family business. Joyce enjoyed dancing, socializing, cooking, and was truly a great entertainer and hostess. She enjoyed hosting dinner parties to celebrate special milestones or just to gather with family and friends. She had a way of making you feel special through her presentation of food, décor or gesture. She made entertaining and food preparation look easy. She was a dental receptionist/secretary for many years and volunteered through the years as a member of the Jaycee’s, a Little League officer and school sports booster club member. In her retirement years, Joyce was a member of the Curtis Chamber of Commerce and the Grace Lutheran Church in Germfask. Joyce continued her receptionist duties at the resort into her early eighties. Her love of family and the town of Curtis came through when she greeted the many vacationers. This receptionist position was her favorite that made a legendary impression. In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her loving husband Richard on October 10, 2013. Joyce received her wish to reunite with her love to dance and celebrate her sixty-seventh wedding anniversary on January 23. Survivors include her children Jeff (Lori) of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Richard (Michele) of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Jon (Ronda) of McMillan and Tracie (Steve) Abram of Curtis; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date at Grace Lutheran Church in Germfask with Committal at Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis.
Memorials may be directed to The Portage Township Anglers Club or to the Curtis Groomer Fund in care of the Curtis Chamber of Commerce in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Shirley Ellen Anderson Musgrave
Shirley Ellen Anderson Musgrave was born in Flint, Michigan on August 7, 1929 to parents, Ever and Helma Anderson. She was the oldest of three siblings. Her family moved to the Upper Peninsula where she attended Newberry High School and met her future husband Richard (Dick) Musgrave. They were married on June 5, 1948, and were married three months short of 70 years. My Mom was a year older than Dad so she often said, “I had to wait for him to graduate so we could get married.” And they did. They had and raised three children. Shirley was a mother and homemaker as a profession until her children were older so that she could start working once again. Most of her career was spent at the State Hospital in medical records where she retired in 1990. During those years and after retirement Shirley and Dick spent much of their time snowmobiling, cross country skiing, playing tennis, camping, fishing and later many years of golf. Especially after they started wintering in Yuma, Arizona. Shirley was known by many as “Mom”, gals and guys alike. She will be missed there. She will join those that have passed before her, her husband, Richard, her son Kim, brothers Nevin and Max Anderson, mother and father Helma Tanner and Ever Anderson, step-father Jay Tanner, father and mother-in-law Ferris and Mary Musgrave and brothers-in-law Raymond and Ferris Jr. Her life will be celebrated by those who survive her. Her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Morden and Bunny and George Hollingshead. Her grandchildren, Adam and Justin Bakker-Stone and Shanna and Bill Church. Great grandchildren Kevin and Brittany Perttula, Tia Perttula, Gabriel Bakker, Josh and Makala Church. Great-great-grandchildren, Lucca, Cody, Mavis, and Marley. Her fishing, camping, skiing, golfing partner and partner in crime, her sister-in-law Carol Anderson. Services to be held at a later date. We would also like to give a special thanks to North Woods Home Health and Hospice for their assistance and compassionate care during this difficult time. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.