Obituaries_________________________

January 16, 2017

Hazel M. Moran

Hazel M. Moran, 66, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan.


Hazel, a member of the Sault Tribe, was born May 8, 1950 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Albert and Dorothy (Jacobs) Krull. She attended Sault High School and married Larry Moran on Jan. 25, 1980 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She enjoyed many things such as going to the Casino, playing cards, bingo, reading, crocheting, visiting with family/friends, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Hazel is survived by her husband, Larry; children: Shelley (John) Shelleby and Albertinia (Josh Ocon) Moran all of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; two grandchildren: James and Shannon Shelleby. Hazel is also survived by her siblings: Bernadine Krull, Darlene Bouschor, and Robert Krull, all of Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and Larry's eight siblings and their families.


Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roy (Jake) Krull; in-laws: Mick Bouschor, Hilliard Moran Jr., Mary Moran, Marguerite Allen, and Hilliard Moran Sr.


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home with Brother John Hascall officiating. Friends may gather at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder.com

January 10, 2017

Walter Murray

Walter “Walt” Murray, 94, of Sugar Island, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017 at Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

 

Walt was born on Oct. 17, 1922 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late Wilford and Cora Belle (Taylor) Murray. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during WWII in the South Pacific, earning the rank of Sergeant. Walt was a graduate of Baker College where he attended on the GI Bill.  In August 1971, he married Jean Grim in Flint, Michigan.  He worked as an accountant, owning his own firms in; Fenton, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  Walt enjoyed his wolf hounds, hunting and fishing, his Jazz, playing his guitar, and reading. Walt was truly in love with his wife: Jean and enjoyed island life and his family.

 

Walt is survived by his wife: Jean Murray; and five children: Kathy (Clark Noble) Dickey of Sugar Island, MI, Paul Murray of Fenton, MI, Sharon (Doug) Grovesteen of Sugar Island, MI, Tim Hutchinson of Sugar Island, MI and David Murray of MI.  He is also survived by another child: Riley of Sugar Island, MI; many grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a sister: Ivis Williams from Escanaba, MI.

January 09, 2017

Reverend Theodore J. Brodeur of St. Ignace, Michigan formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Monday Jan. 9, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living.  Father Ted was born Jan. 31, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Frederick and Alice Brodeur.  


Father Ted was ordained on June 4, 1966 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette by Bishop Thomas Noa.  His first assignment was in July 1966 at St. Ann Church in Menominee followed by St. Paul Church in Negaunee, St. Anne Church in Ironwood, Holy Rosary Parish and Mission of St. Theresa in Grand Marais and Germfask, St. Stanislaus Kostka and Mission of Our Lady of Snows in Goetzville and Hessel.  Father Ted was appointed Pastor at Holy Name of Mary Church in July of 1981 and served there until July 2007.  Served at St. Francis and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha in Brimley and Bay Mills followed by Ste. Anne Church on Mackinac Island and St. Ignatius Loyola Church in St. Ignace.  Father Ted served as Dean of the Sault Ste. Marie Deanery for 3 years and Vicar Forane  of the Holy Name of Mary Vicariate for 5 years.  He was granted Senior Priest Status in August 2015.  He was also very instrumental in the reopening of St. Mary’s School in 1993 after having been closed for over 30 years.  


Father Ted is survived by his brother Robert (Mike) Brodeur and wife Pat of Royal Oak, Michigan, sisters Berneice A. Thompson of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Barbara A. Chirco/Pietrangelo of Waterford, Michigan; he is also survived by his ‘adopted’ son Tuan Tran, his wife Chuong and 3 grandchildren Teddy, Megan and Alisha.  He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Fred (Sonny) Brodeur and Dennis Brodeur of Mackinac Island Charles and Tony Brodeur of suburban Detroit.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. with prayers at 7:00pm.  Visitation will also be held Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 noon on Monday, Jan.16, 2017 with The Most Reverend  James H. Garland, retired Bishop of Marquette as Celebrant and the Priest’s of the Diocese of Marquette as Concelebrants.  Burial will be in Ste. Anne’s Cemetery on Mackinac Island in the spring.   Donations to St. Mary’s School would be appreciated.  Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

January 05, 2017

Jenise Lynn Corbiere

Jenise Lynn Corbiere of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Thursday January 5, 2016 at War Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 31, 1962 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  

 

Jenise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend.  Her love for her family shines in all of their hearts.  She could light up a room with just her smile.  She loved fishing and hunting as demonstrated through her numerous trophies.  She was proud of her boys and raised them with every ounce of her love.  She married her best friend, Bob, 36 years ago and their love will continue forever and always.  Jenise will be remembered by all of the lives she touched and she will be dancing to the fiddle until the end of time.  Jenise is survived by her husband Robert Alan Corbiere Sr.  Sons Robert Alan (Corbiere, Jr.) Waldner and Jacque Pierre (Katie Lana) Corbiere, and son-in-law James Waldner;  Sisters Dellis (Sam) Mourufas, Janet (Rick) Bennett and Nicole (Gary) Golanka;  brother Curt (Bonnie) White, Jr. Parents Curt and Marylin White, Sr.;  grandchileren Jace Joseph Corbiere, Michael Oliver Waldner and Audrie Rose Waldner, also survived by the entire Corbiere family.


Visitation will be held 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.  Memorials in memory of Jenise may be left to Robert A. Corbiere, Sr.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

January 03, 2017

Gordon D. Leask, born on Sept. 13, 1933 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and passed away on Jan. 3, 2017 in Petoskey, Mich.

Gordy, as most people knew him, was a dredgeman all his life and loved being on the water.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and extended family.  He also enjoyed tinkering on whatever piece of equipment happened to be broken down at his home on Sugar Island.  One of his favorite pastimes was playing his daily cribbage game with his beloved wife Donna, or whom ever stopped by for a visit.  Gordy enjoyed going into his woods, bringing down a tree and chopping it up for firewood.  One of his other favorite past times was frequenting the various casinos in the area, where he proved to be lucky when he won a car.  

He is survived by Donna his wife of twenty eight years. Gordy is also survived by daughters, Brenda and Chris Deneau, Sharon and Stephen Hovie, Lynn Trozzo, and Rhonda and Mike Nauman.  Also surviving are his sons, Gordon, Glenn and Kay, Rodney and Debbie.  He is also survived by his step-children, Sondra Weagraff, Robert S. Reasch  and Debbie and Eugene Shelott.  Gordon's sisters, Joyce McCoy, Wilma Cairns, Gayle and Darrel Belleau also survive him, along with his sisters in law Lorraine and Donna, and brother in law, Elmo.  He was the proud grandpa of 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, with another 4 to be born this winter.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents,  Joe and Dolly, brothers, Ted and Leo, and sisters, Linda, Lorraine and Carol.  

Visitation will be Saturday, January 7th from 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m. with the service at 1 p.m.  There will be a lunch immediately following the service at the Tribal Cultural Building on Ice Circle Drive. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of E.U.P. or the Sugar Island Ambulance Memorial Fund.  

Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.

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