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Mark Nels Forsberg
March 5, 1964 – August 26, 2021

Mark Nels Forsberg of Fayetteville, NC, passed away at his home on August 26, 2021, at the age of 57.

Mark was born in Marquette, MI on March 5, 1964, to the late Carl and Gloria Forsberg of Newberry, Michigan. After graduating from Newberry High School in 1982 he attended Suomi College in Hancock, MI for two years.  In 1986, he moved to Fayetteville, NC, to spread his wings and be near his brothers and their families.

Mark worked for Food Lion Distribution Center in Dunn, NC, for many years. Mark was a dedicated sports fan.  He loved Duke University basketball and was a shareholder in the Green Bay Packers.  He followed pro hockey player Peter Forsberg’s career.  When he could, he attended pro football and hockey games as well as minor league baseball games.  His knowledge of sports trivia was amazing, to say the least.

Family was important to Mark.  He seldom missed a Christmas or Thanksgiving celebration.  He enjoyed his nieces’ and nephews’ birthday celebrations as well.  Birthdays and anniversaries were remembered with a phone call, text, or Facebook message.

He leaves behind his brother Carl “Jay” Forsberg and wife Dianne as well as brother John Forsberg and wife Cori; aunt Janet Havel of Big Bay, MI; two nieces; two nephews; three great-nephews; two great-nieces.

Cremation services were accorded.  A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment being at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry, MI.

Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen.

 

Pauline Z. Peters
May 25, 1934 – August 31, 2021

Pauline Z. Peters, 87, of Rexton, Michigan passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, August 31, 2021 at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace where she had resided for the past 2 1/2 years.  Pauline was born on May 25, 1934 in Newberry, Michigan, daughter of the late George and Lula (Bradley) Terrian.  Pauline married Buster Peters on June 25, 1955 and they had celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Pauline was a Co-Owner of Hiawatha Pasties Inc. and had served on the Hendricks Township Board for many years as a Trustee.  She loved to play any kind of cards and was always hard to beat.  She love spending her winter months in Lake Placid, Florida and you could always find her at a card table playing with her many, many friends.  Pauline was always famous for her Homemade Pies especially for her Lemon Meringue Pie where she would serve that and others pies on a Friday night Fish Fry at King’s Fish Market in Moran where she had worked and helped her husband cook fish on Friday nights for many years.

Pauline is survived by her loving husband Buster of Rexton; three daughters Cathy (Brent) Nygard of Naubinway, Peggy (Harold) Benoit of Rexton and Helen (Theron) King of St.Ignace:  siblings James (Barbara) Terrian of Sebring, Florida and Roby Terrian of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by a son Billy Peters; brother Sam Terrian; sisters Joyce Tolbert and Shirley Overland; sister-in-law Joyce Terrian and son-in-law Rusty King.

Pauline was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #3880 of Lake Placid, Florida, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary #74 of Newberry, Michigan, Moose Lodge of St. Ignace, Michigan, past member of F.O.E. Aerie #3701 of Newberry and member of the Rexton Christian Fellowship Church.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the caregivers at Evergreen Living Center for your loving support and going above and beyond for Pauline and her family. Especially we would like to give a Big Thank You to Darcy Bigelow for going way above and beyond in the last moments of her life.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Caffey Cemetery on Hiawatha Trail in Rexton with Pastor Tim Miller officiating.  Pallbearers were her four grandsons Greg King, Adam Benoit, Kody King, Kurt King and three great-grandsons Kyle Schroeder, Michael Schroeder and Russell King.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary #74, 7963 State Highway, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Karen L. Armstrong
October 8, 1942 – September 1, 2021

Karen L. Armstrong, 78, a lifelong Newberry resident, died unexpectedly at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry on September 1, 2021.

Born on October 8, 1942, in Newberry, she was the only daughter of the late Willard and Eva “Virginia” (Garton) Smith. Karen graduated Newberry High School in the class of 1960 and later graduated from the Academy of Beauty in Green Bay, Wi. in 1965. She was a longtime member of the River of Life Worship Center in Newberry.  On October 10, 1992 she married Isaac Armstrong and they made Newberry their home.

Karen was employed as a hairdresser for the Newberry Regional Mental Health Center until 1991 when she retired following 20 years of service. Following her retirement, she operated a car wash and then founded the Rainbow Center. She also held Bible study in her home for several years. Karen loved to hunt, fish, and snowshoe, and enjoyed playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband Isaac, of Newberry and several nieces, nephews and cousins, and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the River of Life Worship Center in Newberry on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Services will follow at the Worship Center with Pastor Robert Bodell officiating. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry.

Beaulieu Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements.

 

Robert S. Caouette
July 11, 1936 – September 4, 2021

Robert “Bob” Sheldon Caouette, 85, of Newberry, passed away peacefully Saturday morning September 4, 2021 at McLaren Northern Michigan-Petoskey.

Born July 11, 1936 in Sterling, Connecticut, son of the late Sheldon and Daisy (Dawley) Caouette, Bob was a 1954 graduate of Wethersfield High School.  On September 1, 1955, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until his honorable discharge on April 17, 1963 attaining the rank of Airman First Class.  Following his discharge, Bob continued his education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor graduating in 1964 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Forestry.

Bob and his family moved to Newberry in 1965 and he was employed for several years as a forester with the Department of Natural Resources.  He then started several of his own business, including Caouette Forestry and a Christmas Tree Farm.  He ended his career as owner and broker of Cummings-McCraney Real Estate.

During his lifetime, Bob was a member of the F.O.E. Aerie #3701, B.P.O.E. #1705, Newberry Country Club, American Legion Post #74, Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club, Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters and the National Association of Consulting Foresters.  While Bob enjoyed reading and staying up to date on world events, he found his truest passion in the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  In his later years, he found great joy in spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids at his cottage of North Manistique Lake.

In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his infant daughter Jennifer Ann, brother and sister-in-law Roger (Joan) Caouette and brother-in-law Chris Nissen.

Bob is survived by his daughters Linda (Jeff) Byington of Deary, Idaho, Donna (Jeff) Carlson of Belmont, Michigan and Jennifer (Moe) Hutchinson of Newberry; grandchildren Christopher (Laura) Hines, Robert (Emily Lester) Hines, Jessica Hines, Erin (Wesley) Weaver, Brittany (Evan Tolan) Gengle, Ashley Coauette, Cassondra Wilson, Stephanie Hutchinson, Kourtney (Jacob Repking) Hutchinson, Joseph Hutchinson, Roland Hutchinson, Sopheya Wisenbaugh and Cassie White; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Carol Nissen of Englewood, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Thursday September 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry.  A time of sharing stories and memories will follow at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38015 or at www.jude.org in Bob’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Philip Peter Ehn
August 15, 1930 – September 1, 2021

Philip (Flip) Peter Ehn, 91, passed away September 1, 2021 at Ashley Court in Brighton, Michigan with his loving family at his side.  Born August 15, 1930, he was the son of the late William Ehn and Ella McCallum of Gould City, Michigan.  He retired from the United States Post Office.

He proudly served his country for 2 years in the Army during the Korean war conflict as a heavy equipment operator and attained the rank of Sergeant.  After his discharge, he married Kay Smith of Newberry and they celebrated 68 years of marriage.  Together they owned and operated “Phil’s One Stop” in Gould City, Michigan for 16 years.

Flip enjoyed golfing and bowling.  He also liked to build and remodel houses and he took great pride in that endeavor.  He was a life long baseball fan and avid follower of the Tigers and Braves.

He had many jobs in his lifetime including a roller operator in road construction, a mailman in Macon, Georgia, and a schoolbus driver in Engadine, Michigan.

In addition to his parents, Phil is preceded in death by sisters June, Anabel, Frieda, Shurley and Eleanor, brothers Jack and Willard (Bush) and Grandson Johnny Webb.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kay, children Michael (Alice) of Dexter, Michigan, Pamela Mastroianni (Joe) of Winter Haven, Florida, Jay of Jackson, Michigan, Gary of Allegan, Michigan, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and sister Sharon McDonald.

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  No memorial services will be held at this time.

 

Ernest J. Kaven
February 26, 1942 – September 3, 2021

Ernest J. “Ernie” Kaven, 79, of Escanaba, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

Ernie was born on February 26, 1942, in Crystal Falls, son of Roland H. and Sigrid P. (Walback) Kaven.  He was raised in Crystal Falls, but his father’s employment with the US Government took them to Lucknow, India for two of his elementary school years where he attended Woodstock School in the foothills of the Himalayas.  He and his brother had many wild experiences that included encounters with leopards, tigers, elephants, monkeys, and other wildlife native to the country.  They returned to Crystal Falls where he graduated from Crystal Falls Forest Park High School, Class of 1959.

Ernie earned a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in counseling at Northern Michigan University, and on June 10, 1967, married Rose Marie Shiverski at St. Michael’s Church in Perronville, MI. Ernie and Rose raised two children, Brian and Susan, while residing in Newberry.  Ernie began teaching English at Tahquamenon Area Schools and soon transitioned to serving as guidance counselor, a position in which he continued until his retirement after nearly 40 years of service.

In 2020, Ernie and Rose moved to Escanaba to be nearer to their family.  He was an outdoor enthusiast and loved hunting, fishing, birdwatching, cross country skiing, reading, and flying. These favorite activities were greatly enhanced by his shared experiences with his grandchildren.

Ernie was a long-standing member of the Newberry Elks Lodge and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry, and most recently a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba.

Survivors include his wife, Rose of Escanaba; son, Brian (Marcie) of Escanaba; daughter, Susan (Bill) Cobb of Bark River; four grandchildren, Justin Cobb, Michael Kaven, Jillian Cobb, and Matthew Kaven; brother, George (Phyllis) Kaven of Petoskey; step-brother, Carl (Maxine) Nolingberg of Iron River and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bernice Kaven and step-brother, Jack Nolingberg.

Services will be held Saturday, September 18th at Bethany Lutheran Church of Escanaba, located at 202 South 11th Street. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m., and a funeral will commence at 3:00 p.m.

Burial will take place in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Perronville.

In honor of Ernie Kaven’s legacy of generous giving, and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Escanaba Bethany Lutheran Church “Free Store” (a resource pantry ministry supporting those in need).

A message of condolence may be directed to the Kaven family by visiting www.crawfordfuneralhomes.net.

 

Brent Allan Ackley
September 23, 1979 – August 28, 2021

Brent Allan Ackley, 41, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Brent was born September 23, 1979 in Manistique, MI, the son of Gary Ackley and Brenda Ackley Hemminger. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1998. Brent married Samantha Stabile on September 12, 2009 in Curtis, MI. He was a carpenter by trade and owned Ackley Contracting for the last 15 years. Brent was also the construction manager for the local  Habitat for Humanity organization. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing golf. He also enjoyed hockey and was a Green Bay Packers fan. Most of all, Brent loved spending time with his family and his children were his pride & joy.

He is survived by his wife, Samantha; two children, Hannah and Brent Ackley; his father, Gary (Diane) Ackley; his mother, Brenda (Dan) Hemminger; a sister, Leigh Ann (Brian) Luhellier; two brothers, Kevin Selby and Justin Ackley; his mother-in-law, Mary Ervin; his father-in-law, Phillip Stabile; sisters-in-law, Roni Boone, Amanda Stabile and Rebecca Ackley; a brother-in-law, Brian Luhellier; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved pets, Eddie (Munster) and Cooper.

Brent was preceded in death by a brother, David Ackley and his maternal & paternal grandparents.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 3 at 1:30 pm at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Pastor Thomas Maki officiated. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Brent Ackley online at  www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.