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Steven Cal Severance

Steven Cal Severance, AKA “Sevy”, age 63 of Kincheloe, Michigan passed away May 3rd, 2021 at War Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born June 20th, 1957 in Woodbury, NJ to the late Raymond C Severance and Joan Lee (Eddy) Karlson.  Steve was a graduate of Newberry High School class of 1975. He served in the United States Army. He retired from the MDOC where he made many lasting friendships. A proud member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He was also a Member of the American Legion. He helped coach Football & Softball for Rudyard Schools. Steven was a kind man who loved to make people laugh. He had a great singing voice and was in the Play “South Pacific” put on by the Sault Theatre workshop. His passions were classic movies and oldies music. An avid hunter & fisherman. Detroit sports were always on in his home. Lion, Tigers, and Redwings oh my. Steven is survived by his wife: Cindy (Robbins) Severance, whom he married on March 16, 2001.  Children: Steven Lee Severance of Kincheloe, Jennifer (David) Woodruff of Wisconsin, Lori Jo Severance of Kincheloe, Melanie (Jeremy) Middleton of Kincheloe, Samantha Severance (TJ Burrows) & Alyson (Leer Sobie) Norris of Albion Ml.  Grandchildren: Zachery, Alex, Colten & Finn Woodruff; Christian Tolliver, Cheyenne Severance Kelsie, and Brianna Lyons; Kamdyn Causley, Landon & Malloreigh Severance, and one baby Holden due on or around his birthday.   Siblings: Ray (Vickie) Severance of Hessel, Lora (Patrick) McMahon of Kincheloe, Diane (Martin) Lehto of Newberry, William Karlson also of Newberry.  Special Nieces & Nephews who were in his heart, as well as great-nieces & nephews whom he adored. A plethora of cousins who were more like siblings. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond & Joan, his stepfather Bill Karlson, many Aunts & Uncles whom he dearly loved. Special mention of his Border Collie Fergus, they spent every day together and had a very special bond. Many thanks to the Doctors & Nurses in ICU at War Memorial Hospital who worked so hard.  Their kindness & compassion will never be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the C.S. Mulder Funeral Home. Friends may gather the same day from 11:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The Chippewa County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder.com.

April Marie Quick

April Marie Quick, 30, of Newberry went to her eternal home in Heaven after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday May 4, 2021. Born September 12, 1990 in Newberry, daughter of Mark and Cathy (Fultz) Quick, April graduated from Tahquamenon Area Schools in 2009 and made a home in North Carolina where she enjoyed the sunshine and all the outdoor activities it had to offer. April loved all things pink and glittery. She loved days where she could just relax and watch movies. She enjoyed hiking, camping and she loved to sing. Her smile lit up the room and she had a special sweetness about her that everyone loved. April is survived by her loving parents, Mark and Cathy Quick, of Newberry; sisters Markeeta (Michael) Maki of Newberry, Cara (Richard) Frank of Sault Ste Marie and Amanda (TJ) Plesscher of McMillan; nieces and nephews of which she claimed to be their favorite Aunt. A gathering of family and friends will take place Monday May 10, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Lakefield Baptist Church in McMillan. A celebration of April’s life will follow at 1:00 pm at the church with Pastor Ron Oberle officiating.  Interment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry.  Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required in accordance to the State of Michigan DHHS. Memorials may be directed to the family in April’s loving memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Gerald L. Skulina

Longtime Newberry resident, Gerald L. Skulina, 87, died Wednesday afternoon April 21, 2021 at Golden Leaves Living Center. Born March 16, 1934 in Newberry, son of the late Joseph and Martha (Burkett) Skulina, Gerald was a graduate of Hulbert High School. On December 30, 1952, Gerald enlisted in the United States Air Force and served stateside as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War until his honorable on December 6, 1956 attaining the rank of Airman First Class. Gerald was employed as a groundskeeper and in the kitchen service departments at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center for several years until his retirement. Gerald enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, walking in the woods and planting and maintaining pine tree reforestation on his property. Survivors include his sister Shirley Atkins of Saline, Michigan; one nephew, two nieces, several cousins and family friends. A military graveside service conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and the American Legion Post #74 will take place at a later date at Forest Home Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.