Robert “Bob” Sherman Powell

Robert “Bob” Sherman Powell, 62, of Newberry, died Monday, August 2, 2021. Born January 23, 1959 in Sault Ste. Marie, son of Robert G. and Ramona (Roberts) Powell, Bob was a 1977 graduate of Newberry High School. On June 20, 1977, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy serving until his honorable discharge on May 29, 1981.  On February 11, 1983, Bob re-enlisted and served until his honorable discharge on January 24, 1985 attaining the rank of Signalman Second Class and continued as a member in the National Guard #1437 Armory in Sault Ste. Marie. Bob loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, watching NASCAR as well as attending local events.  In his later years spending time with grandchildren was his favorite thing to do. Bob was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry and member of the American Legion Post #90 in Lake Linden.  Bob has many careers in his lifetime as a way to travel the world.  He was employed by the LP Corporation in Newberry and Specialty Minerals in Quinnesec where he travelled to Japan as part of his employment.  He worked at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in the maintenance department and then with Raytheon Technical Services and the University of Wisconsin, where he travelled to the South Pole on three different expeditions.  Bob then worked at Heritage Wind Farms in Garden until he started his own snowplowing service.  Bob held a building license and did roofing and general carpentry work at intermittent times throughout his life.  During the winter months he kept track of snowfall and reported his findings to the Newberry News for publication. Preceding him in death are is grandfather Roy C. Nelson, grandmother, Frances M. Thompson, father Robert G. Powell and brother Roy N. Powell. Survivors include his daughters Kristina (Doug) Erickson of Vancouver, Washington, Katherine (Lee) Warren of Newberry, Karen Powell of Sault Ste. Marie and Karol (Kevin) Cardoni of West Ishpeming; grandchildren Michael, Robert, Jacquie, Christian, Chloe, Jase, Austin, Mariah, Jackson and Kylie; mother Ramona MacPhee of Newberry; siblings Rhonda (Kirk) Strong of McMillan, Rebecca (Dan) Hunt of Newberry and Joe (Sandy) MacPhee of Marquette; several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends took place Monday, August 9, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Bob followed at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Melinda VanderSys officiating.  Military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the American Legion concluded the services at the church.  Interment will be held at a later date at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Luce County Pet Pals, PO Box 345, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in his loving memory. Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Kenneth Alvin Kalnbach

Kenneth Alvin Kalnbach, age 78, of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was born on August 11, 1942 to the late Karl and Phyllis (Oberlin) Kalnbach, in Newberry, Michigan, and graduated from Newberry High School in the Class of 1961. Kenneth was a member of the NRA, a charter member of Calvary Community Church in Bridgeport, Michigan, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  After 31 years he retired from Baker Perkins, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and above all spending time with his grandchildren. Kenneth is survived by his wife Sharron (McKimmy) Kalnbach; 5 children, Kendall (Linda) Kalnbach, Korinna Sturdivant, Kenneth II, Kyle (Lori) Kalnbach, and Kimberly (Larry) Bennett. Also surviving are grandchildren, Zeb, J.D. Kasi, Kenneth III, Cherilyn, Zoe, Kyle II, Kasey, Alex and Koral; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Judy Hett; two sisters-in-law, Rosalyn (Glen) Fitzpatrick, and Laura McKimmy; two brothers-in-law, Don (Carla) McKimmy, and Ron (Sandy) Stephens; aunt, Lois Shufelt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Calvary Community Church, 2895 E. Moore Road, Saginaw MI 48601.  The family will receive friends at church prior to the funeral from 12 Noon – 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Wishes of the family. To sign online guestbook visit  Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.

Roger Neil Kempf

Roger Neil Kempf, 79, of Engadine, passed away at his home Monday, December 28, 2020. Born July 3, 1941 in Manistique, son of the late Neil and Eva (Lesatz) Kempf, Roger was a 1959 graduate of Engadine High School. Following graduation, Roger served in the Michigan National Guard and, on February 14, 1962, he enlisted into the United States Army proudly serving during the Vietnam War in the Military Police sector in Europe until his honorable discharge on January 30, 1965 attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade. Following his honorable discharge, Roger was employed by General Motors Corporation where he was promoted to the position of BCBSM Benefits Representative for 30 years until his retirement. Following his retirement, Roger moved back to Engadine and continued to enjoy his pastimes of 4-wheeling, boating, music and especially dancing at all the polka parties with family and friends. Roger was a loving son, the eldest of eight children.  His father, Neil, passed away when Roger was 17 and he spent his life looking after his Mother and siblings. Survivors include his daughter Michele (Dean) Richardson of Albany, Oregon; grandsons Alexander (Ellen) of Buckley, Michigan, Nicholas of Salem, Oregon, Anthony of Mesa, Arizona and Reagan of Albany, Oregon; great-grandsons Damien and Raiwynn; siblings Yvonne Feneley, Mary (Wilbur) Freeman, Dawn (Roger) Berry, Joan Troyer, Flora McEvers, Gail (Robert) Trammel and Matthew (Sharon) Kempf; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services conducted by the American Legion Post #290 and the United States Army Honor Guard will be held Monday, August 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Garfield Township Cemetery in Engadine. Condolences may be expressed at  Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.