Obituaries

Edward John Davis

Edward John Davis, age 60, of Wetmore, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Visiting time with family and friends will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until
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Shannon A. Kee

Shannon A. Kee, age 52, of Munising, died under the loving care of her family and North Woods Hospice on Saturday morning, January 6, 2024. A celebration of Shannon’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Munising. Her completed obituary may be found at bowermanfuneralhome.net
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Timothy Paul Pokela

Timothy Paul Pokela, 56, passed away from natural causes on April 2, 2024. Public graveside services will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
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John Andrew DeVries Jr

John Andrew DeVries Jr., 67, entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Sebring, Florida. He was a strong, resourceful, dedicated husband, grandfather (papa), as well as a source of unwavering love for our family.
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Duane Kelly Hollingshead

Military honors for Duane Kelly Hollingshead will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Manistique on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Sergeant Hollingshead died on January 23, 2024 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette at the age of 66.
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Peter Leon Kadish

Peter Leon Kadish, age 76, of Christmas, died peacefully and unexpectedly at his home the early morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Munising on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 12:00 noon. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising where military honors will be rendered.
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Nancy Vivian (Savola) Nordeen

Nancy Vivian Nordeen, 89, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away suddenly on March 19, 2024, just two weeks before her 90th birthday. Born and raised in Trenary, Michigan on her family’s farm, Nancy was the fifth of eleven children born to the late William and Gertrude (Kertuu) Savola.
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Robert James Hughes, Sr.

Robert James Hughes, Sr., age 90, of Grand Marais, Michigan, passed away at his home, in the loving care of his wife, Nancy, on March 20, 2024. Bob was born in Owosso, Michigan on August 11, 1933, to John Henry and Dora (Preston) Hughes, Jr.
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Allen Frances Boutilier

Allen Frances Boutilier, age 78, of Moran, Michigan, died at his home on March 16, 2024. He was born on May 13, 1945, in Saline, Michigan, to Hartley and Katherine (Butler) Boutilier. Allen grew up in Taylor, Michigan. He met Catherine Brandly, and they married on July 18, 1964. They moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1971 and settled in Munising, Michigan. In 1982, Allen opened his own business, Northern Michigan Log Homes, and then opened Boutilier &Son Building Company in 1985 with his son Timothy. He loved building beautiful log homes, and built several in the Munising Bay Area, as well as 16 Mile Lake. He took great pride in his work and was well known for his beautiful craftsmanship.
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Death Notice

Anthony “Tony” Babcock, age 65, of Munising, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 1, 2024 at his home. Services were held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Bowerman Funeral Home.
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