Caroline Marie Padgham
Caroline Marie Padgham, 79, of Newberry, died Sunday evening August 30, 2020 at Medilodge, Munising. Caroline was born July 2, 1941 in Naubinway, daughter of the late Bernard “Porky” and Evelyn (Welch) St. Andre. In addition to her parents, Caroline is preceded in death by her husbands Carl Rolph, Greg Padgham and son Arthur “Boo” Schultz. Survivors include her loving children Bernard (MaryPat) Schultz, Keith (Kelly) Rolph, Collene Mulholland and Cheri McNamara; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Sylvia Olsen, Ione (Howard) Daugherty, Margaret (Eugene) Seppelt and Gloria Glennie as well as many nieces and nephews. Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Vernard Nels “Ole” Olson
Longtime Newberry resident, Vernard Nels “Ole” Olson, 88, died Tuesday afternoon September 8, 2020 at Golden Leaves Living Center. Born June 8, 1932 in Harrietta, son of the late Nels and Goldie (Mercer) Olson, Ole was a 1951 graduate of Mesich High School. On October 24, 1952, Ole enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Korean War until his honorable discharge on October 6, 1954 attaining the rank of Private First Class. Ole worked for several years in road construction until his hiring at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center 1965. He later transferred to the Department of Natural Resources employed as a Fire Officer until his retirement after 30 years of State of Michigan service. Ole loved the out-of-doors and spent most of his life working for the fire division during the summer and grooming snowmobile trails during the winter months. Ole was an avid fisherman, hunter and especially enjoyed his family and berry picking. Ole was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, member and former past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus #2929 and member and past president of the Tahquamenon Sportsman’s Club. He also spent many years playing cribbage in the local cribbage league. In addition to his parents, Ole is preceded in death by his brother Aldon (Glenna) Olson, brothers-in-law Michael Flint and J.D. Littlejohn and sister-in-law Donna Stampfler. Survivors include his loving wife, the former Patricia Stampfler of Newberry, whom he married November 3, 1962; son Gregory of Grand Rapids; granddaughters Katie Olson of Washington and Rachel Olson of California; siblings Arlene Flint of Cadillac, Emma (Fred) Payne of Florence, Arizona and Clara (Lloyd) Harold of Glenwood, Iowa; sister-in-law Ann Littlejohn of McMillan; brother-in-law Jerome Stampfler of South Lyon; several nieces and nephews. Due to the present gathering restrictions due to COVID 19, a friends and family gathering will take place at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Newberry on Tuesday September 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. at the church with Fr. Marty Flynn officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at the East Lakefield Township Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required. Memorials may be directed to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in his memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.