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Michael Kowalski
April 26, 1960 – August 25, 2021

Michael Allen Kowalski, 61, of Curtis, died Wednesday evening August 25, 2021 at his residence.

Born April 26, 1960 in Dearborn, son of the late Ralph and Catherine (Barker) Kowalski, Michael was raised in Lincoln Park and a 1978 graduate of Lincoln Park High School.

Michael’s love for music was one of his greatest joys in life.  He played the guitar and sang until a stroke took away his ability to do so.

Michael served in the United States Army from May 2, 1990 until his honorable discharge on October 9, 1992 attaining the rank of Private First Class.

Survivors include his sisters Kathleen DeRuiter of Grand Rapids, Linda (Al) Martin of Curtis and Karen LaButte of Monroe; several nieces and nephews.

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  A military graveside service conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Army Honor Guard will be held at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Joseph W. Arndt
March 19, 1941 – August 22, 2021

Joseph Wayne Arndt, 80, of Newberry, died Sunday morning, August 22, 2021, in U.P. Systems in Marquette.

Born March 19, 1941, in Sault Ste. Marie, son of the late Paul and Virginia (Payment) Arndt, Joe was raised by his grandparents, Tom and Alice Payment, and a 1959 graduate of Sault Ste. Marie High School.

On September 3, 1959, Joe enlisted in the United States Army and served until his honorable discharge on August 24, 1961 attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade.

On November 7, 1964, Joe married the former Nancy Jean Zenker at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Newberry.

Joe was employed at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital for several years retiring in 2003 as the maintenance supervisor.  Joe was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus #2929 and member of American Legion Post #74.   Joe enjoyed wintering in Mission, Texas, photography and camping.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his siblings Patricia Minshall and Linda Williamson; half brother James Payment.

Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy, of Newberry; sons Paul (Susan) of Kingsford, Robert (Kristee) of Bark River, and Tom (Brandi) of Calhoun, Georgia; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother Raymond Clymer of Linden, Pennsylvania; sisters Alice Mosser of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and Charlie Clymer of Flemington, Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Fr. Jacek Wytklo officiating.  Rite of Committal with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Army Honor Guard will follow at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church or to U.P Honor Flight, 7542 J Road, Gladstone, MI  49837 or at www.upperpeninsulahonorflight.org in his loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Karen Sue DeBolt
March 21, 1953 – August 25, 2021

Karen Sue DeBolt, age 68, of Harvey, entered eternal life Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born March 21, 1953, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a daughter of Donald and Nancy (Wagner) Haga, Karen was raised in Grand Rapids where, during her youth, she was an active snow skier, enjoyed going to the lake, boating, canoeing on the Platte River and at Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Karen graduated from Grand Rapids Christian Central High School, Class of 1971, and continued her education at Kirkland Community College.  It was there she met her future husband, Myron DeBolt, and received her certification as a licensed practical nurse.  The couple was married on June 19, 1976 and made their first home in student housing at Michigan Technological University where Myron was a student.  Karen was employed at Portage View Hospital in Hancock until the couple moved to Wabash, Indiana, and she worked for a group of doctors.  Subsequent employments included working with pediatric care doctors in Reed City, Michigan, and finally relocating to Marquette in the spring of 1997 and employment at Norlite Nursing Center from where she retired.  In her leisure, she enjoyed the outdoors, going to the family cabin in Curtis at Big Manistique Lake, and sitting around the campfire.  She possessed an artistic flare, appreciated good art, was a watercolorist, and enjoyed crafting, especially making hook rugs.  She loved her dogs, Maggie and Moxie.

Karen is survived by her husband of 45 years, Myron; her children, Jeff DeBolt and Matthew (Marla) DeBolt and their daughter, Elle DeBolt all of Marquette; her brother, Donald Haga of Grand Rapids; her in-laws, Randy (Judy) DeBolt of Marquette, Gale Fortney of Linden, and Vicki (Doug) Phillips of Burton; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, William and Irene DeBolt; and brothers-in-law, Dennis and Gary DeBolt.

Friends may call at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Thursday, September 9, beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am.  Rev. Chad Ott will officiate.  Casual attire encouraged.  A reception will follow in the reception room located at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com

 

Edward Halverson
July 5, 1936 – August 29, 2021

Edward “Eddie” K. Halverson, 85, of Engadine, passed peacefully Sunday afternoon August 29, 2021 in the presence of his loving family and North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born July 5, 1936, in Engadine, Michigan to Edward C. and Julia (Price) Halverson, Ed was the only boy with four sisters. Ed passed peacefully and was welcomed into Heaven’s gates with loving and healing arms and is now be with his Ma (Julia), whom he loved very much, and lost too early. Although he lost his courageous battle with colon and liver cancer, he fought it on his terms until the very end.

Ed proudly served two and one half years in the United States Army, enlisting on August 23, 1955 until his honorable discharge on August 12, 1958 earning a Safe Driver award and attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade. Upon his discharge, he married his wife Nancy in 1960 and was employed with General Motors as a forklift operator in Lansing, retiring after 42 years in 2002. Ed loved to garden, work on cars, and was very handy fixing things around the house. He also loved to camp and visit with family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Ed was preceded in death by his mother and father, Julia and Edward; his wife Nancy; his sisters Julia Shaw, Anna Stevenson and Lucille Hawley.

Ed is survived by his two daughters Sherry Halverson of Engadine and Julie (Mike) Kaloz of Lansing; his sister Thelma Boucha of Engadine; grandson Cody “Little Man” Kaloz, granddaughter Karly Halverson, grandsons Garrett and Gavin Halverson; several nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved very much..

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  A military graveside service conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard will be held Saturday September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Engadine Cemetery.  The family request casual attire for those in attendance.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.