Clement A. Rose

Clement A. Rose, 86, of Traverse City, formerly Marquette, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Munson Hospice House. Clem was born on January 18, 1934 in Gould City, MI to the late Royal “Roy” and Lillian (O’Neil) Rose.  He was a 1952 graduate of Loretto Catholic Central High School in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Clem served in the United States Army from 1955 until 1957, working his way to Corporal in two years and earned a sharp shooter and good conduct medal. Clem married the former Lyla L. Bater on May 26, 1979 in Marquette.  He raised his family in Engadine, MI, moving to Marquette in 1974.  Clem’s job required him to travel.  He spent his career in telecommunications, working as a technician for AT&T. Clem was formerly a parishioner of St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette and most recently of Immaculate Conception in Traverse City.  Gardening was a great hobby of his that brought him and others much happiness.  He was a true blue, no matter what, until the end, Lions fan, Tigers fan, Red Wings Fan and Michigan Fan.  Clem was an all-round sports loving guy.  He was an athlete and particularly loved baseball and bowling.  While playing for the Loretto Angels in 1952 he proudly pitched a no hitter against Cedarville.  He continued to play baseball in the U.S. Army and on men’s league in the Naubinway area.  Clem never knew a stranger and he could talk to anyone about anything, even if he had just met them.  He made sure that the animals that showed up in his yard were well fed.  Clem loved babies and children, most of all loved his family and any family gathering he could get to, weddings, reunions, 4th of July or Labor Day.  He lovingly, faithfully and loyally cared for his ‘Babe” (Lyla) through 41 years of a God centered, well-lived marriage. Clem was selfless, always offering and willing to go out of his way to help anyone.  He enjoyed researching genealogy, was an avid reader and story teller, both in person and had a gift of putting his thoughts down on paper.  He was never content sitting down, always on the move, doing something and always happily whistling while he worked.  Clem also loved cooking, especially for his family when they came to visit. Clem is survived by his wife Lyla L. Rose of Traverse City; children, Walter (Brenda) Gildersleeve of Grand Rapids, MI, Karla Siegwart of Sault Ste. Marie, Patricia (Steven) Nelson of Manistee, MI, Christie (Jerry) Overland of Newberry, MI, Melissa (Frederick) Rose-Killips of Sault Ste. Marie, Timothy Rose of Naubinway, Amy (Kurt) Perron of Brimley, MI and David (Krista) Rose of Escanaba, MI; step-children, Deborah (Michael) Berger of Marquette, David (Jessica) Channing of Ojai, CA, Julie Alquist of Iron Mountain, MI, Paula (Jon) Pryor of Iron Mountain and Michele (Don) DeShazo of Westerville, OH; grandchildren, Rebecca Rose, Christopher Clement Rose, Michael Rose, Eva Perron, Isabelle Rose Perron, Willem Perron, Autumn Cora Rose, Timothy Rose II, Hunter Killips, Gregory Overland, Calix Overland, Jill Bronson, Kylee (Jeffrey) Lietzke, Joshua Nelson, Joel (Sarah) Dykgraaf, Walter Siegwart, Lianna Gildersleeve, Kenneth Gildersleeve, Brian (Lydia) Berger, Kimberly (Bill) Navarre, Benjamen Berger, Samara Berger, Jared Alquist, Miles (Erica) Alquist, Sophia DeShazo, Oliva DeShazo and Abigail Rose DeShazo; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon (Ruthann) Johnson of Engadine; sister, Virginia DeLong of Nashville, MI; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides his parents, Clem was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Clement Rose.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12 noon at St. Peter Cathedral with Rev. Jernej Sustar officiating.  A graveside service will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette at 2 p.m.  An outdoor reception will follow. Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Clem’s family where memories and condolences may be shared at

Ross D. Feneley
May 7, 1941 – July 11, 2020

Ross D. Feneley, age 79, was survived by his wife Theresa (Terry) Reber Feneley, 4 children: Sharon Feneley-Driscoll, Marcella Nowicki, Jeffrey Feneley, Michael Feneley, son-in-law Brian Driscoll, and 10 grandchildren. Ross was born and raised in Engadine, Michigan. Graduated from Central Michigan University with a biology major and chemistry minor. He further studied to become a food scientist: working at Gerber Products in Fremont, Michigan, RW Snyder Company, where he developed the first uniform shamrock shake formula for McDonalds; and Battle Creek Flavors in Battle Creek, Michigan. Ross retired in 1998 to achieve his dream of building a retirement home in Engadine on the lake where he grew up. He was an avid sportsman: hunting, fishing, and in his earlier days trapping. Ross was a member of the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club since age 12. A memorial service is being held on August 8, 2020 11:00 am at:Baseline United Methodist Church 9617 Baseline Rd Battle Creek, Michigan

A celebration of life is pending in Engadine, Michigan.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made of your own choice or to support the Brain Tumor Research Fund. For this checks can be made to “University of Michigan”.

Thank you,

The Ross Feneley Family

Sandra Lee Burton

Longtime Gould City resident, Sandra Lee Burton, 77, died Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. Born August 7, 1942 in Manistique, daughter of the late Kenneth and Ethel (Thibadeau) Campbell,  Sandee loved the Upper Peninsula and all of the outdoor activities that go along with being a Yooper, especially hunting & fishing.  She and her late husband raised Labrador retrievers for hunting, field competition and leader dogs.  She was also a very accomplished horsewoman, and at one time was one of the top 2 barrel racing riders in Michigan on the American Quarter Horse show circuit. In addition to her parents, Sandee is preceded in death by her husband William J. Burton on February 1, 2018 and son David W. Chenard on March 28, 2019. Survivors include her daughter Michelle Chenard of West Bloomfield; step-children Thomas (Deb) Burton of Gould City, Barbara, “Dolly” (Leon) Bancroft of Ispheming and Fred (Renee) Burton of Gould City; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren; brother Scott (Tewanta) Campbell of Flushing and nephew Scott Campbell of Flushing. Graveside services celebrating the life of Sandee will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Newton Township Cemetery with Pastor J.D. Livermore officiating.  Following the services, the family will continue the celebration of Sandee at the residence of Tom and Deb Burton, W17271 Brotherton Road, Gould City, Michigan 49838. Memorials may be directed to the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, 6091W Highway US-2, Manistique, Michigan 49854 or at in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Winifred Mae Abram

Longtime Portage Township resident, Winifred Mae Abram, 93, died Tuesday morning July 21, 2020 at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. Born March 17, 1927 in Flint, daughter of the late Claude M. and Catherine (Lively) Thompson, Winifred moved to the Germfask area at a young age and was a graduate of McMillan High School. On March 21, 1947, Winifred married Rueben Abram in Newberry, made Portage Township their home and was a devoted homemaker raising her family with missionary values.  Winifred was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Germfask and a volunteer for the ladies aide and vacation bible school.  She also was a member of the Curtis ladies aide and enjoyed gardening, knitting, cooking large meals for her family, berry and mushroom picking and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Winifred is preceded in death by her husband Rueben on May 22, 2012; son Michael in 1978; sisters Wanda Krause and Gertrude Salter. Survivors include her children Patrick (Lois) Abram, Tim (Dawn) Abram, Annette (Tom) Schweitzer and Steven (Tracie) Abram all of Curtis; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother Claude Jr. (Lucy) Thompson of Brownsville, Oregon. Friends may call at the Grace Lutheran Church in Germfask on Friday July 24, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Winifred will follow at 4:00 pm at the church with Pastor Arthur Bode officiating.  Interment will take place at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis. Memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church in Germfask or a charity of one’s choice in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.