Died: December 15, 1974 Menominee, MI




Clarence Keller, 64, of Star Rt., died Sunday in Menominee County Lloyd Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks but ill for three years. He was born May 19, 1910 in Menominee and resided here all his life. He was a veteran of World War II and was a truck driver until his retirement in 1972. In 1944 he married Louise Blohm Rasmussen. Mr. Keller was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and the VFW. Survivors include: his widow; two stepsons, Frank Rasmussen of Portland, Oreg. and Alfred Rasmussen of Menominee; four step-daughters, Mrs. James Millar of Green Bay, Mrs. George Lanning of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Ray Bevers of Suamico, Wis., Mrs. Ray Dennis of Florissant, Mo., Mrs. Mina Scrock of Monterey, Calif.; one brother Francis of Menominee; two sisters, Mrs. Henry LeBrun of Neenah, Mrs. Elnor Jeffreys of Clarinda, Iowa; 25 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Lemieux Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday where the VFW visitation is at 7 and Liturgical prayers at 8:30 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church. Rev. James Gouin will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.


Died: Friday, February 26, 1999 Menominee, MI




Francis G. Keller, age 87, of Menominee, passes away Friday, February 26, 1999 at Menominee Care Center. Francis was born February 21, 1912 in Menominee. He was a life long resident of the area. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe and northern Africa and was awarded the Silver Star. He was married to the former Rose Kowalski in 1968. She preceded him in death in 1995. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Menominee and was a member of Holy Spirit Church and the Golden K. He enjoyed racing pigeons as a hobby. Survivors include 1 stepson, Thomas (Sharon) Vandennack of Lincoln, Nebraska; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 1 sister, Leonia LeBrun of Neenah, Wisconsin; He was preceded id death by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call at Lemieux-Thielen Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Father Patrick Wisneske will officiate.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.


Died: Sunday, May 02, 1965 Menominee, MI




Henry Keller, 90, of 1219 1st. St., a retired city employee, died Sunday at 6 p.m. in St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital where he had been a patient since April 17. Mr. Keller, who was born Dec. 17, 1874, in Stuttgart, Germany, went to Philadelphia at the age of 17 and later to Prentice, Wis., where he worked as a section hand for the Soo Line railroad. He married the former Catherine Seidel there in 1900 and the couple moved to Menominee in 1908. Mr. Keller worked for the former F.C. Nowack Co. for 35 years and then for the City of Menominee until his retirement in 1950. His wife died Aug. 18, 1962. Mr. Keller was a member of Central Lutheran Church. Survivors include five sons, Robert, Clarence and Francis of Menominee and Henry and William of Marinette; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Leone) LeBrun of Neenah and Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey of Mount Pleasant; 27 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Central Lutheran Church with the Rev. Louis Olson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. The Family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Lemieux Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church.


Died: Saturday, August 18, 1962 Menominee, MI




Rites Held Today For Mrs. Keller


Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Keller, 86, of 1219 1st. Street, who died Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital, were held at 9 a.m. today in the Church of the Epiphany the Rev. Fr. James Schaefer officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery. The Lemieux Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers were Robert, William, Henry, Clarence, and Francis Keller, sons of the deceased, and William Keller Jr., a grandson of the deceased. The former Katherine Seidel was born Sept. 6, 1875, in Vienna, Austria, and came to the United States 77 years ago. She was married June 13, 1900, to Mr. Keller in Prentice, Wis. The couple moved to Menominee 54 years ago. Mrs. Keller had been ill for two years. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Robert, Clarence, and Francis of Menominee, Henry and William of Mainette; two daughters, Mrs. Henry LaBrun of Neenah and Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey of Menasha; 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Here from out of the city to attend the services were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Labrun of Neenah; Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey of Menasha; James Millar of Green Bay.


Died: Saturday, September 15, 1973 Menominee, MI




Robert A. Keller, 71, of 515 13th Ave., Menominee, died Saturday evening at St. Joseph Lloyd Hospital where he had been a patient for five days. He was born April 5, 1902 in Prentice & married the former Gertrude Suhner on April 12, 1929 in Menominee. He was a retired employee of the city of Menominee and had also been employed at the former Northwestern Hanna Coal Co. and Hinker Coal Co., both of Menominee. Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. James VanHemelryk of Marinette; a son, Francis Keller of Menominee; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Lebrun of Neenah and Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey, four brothers, Henry & William, both of Marinette; Clarence & Francis of Menominee, & five grand children. A son preceded him in death. Friends may call at Kell funeral home in Menominee from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. Myron Haleen officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.


Marinette Eagle Star, Monday Feb. 18, 1974




Local Resident Taken By Death


William A. Keller, 67, of 320 Alimeda St., Marinette, died Saturday noon at Marinette General Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1906, at Prentice and lived in the Twin City area for most of his life. He sailed on the Great Lakes in his early years and was later employed by Independent Roofing Co. of Menominee. At the time of his death, he was employed by Miller Sash and Door Co. of Marinette. Mr. Keller was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Marinette. On Jan. 25, 1932, he married the former Loretta Maske. She survives along with a son, William H. of Marinette; a daughter, Mrs. Ross Rynning of Menominee; three brothers, Henry of Marinette, and Clarence and Francis, both of Menominee; two sisters, Mrs. Henry LaBrun of Neenah and Mrs. Eleanor Jeffrey of Clarinda, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Hansen and Onion funeral home in Marinette from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Liturgical prayers will be recited there at 7 tonight. Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. James Feely officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.


Published Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:09:42 AM Central Time




Clement Lebich, 83, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Rennes Health Center-East in Peshtigo. He was born November 26, 1918, in Iron River, Mich. He had served in the United States Army during World War II. On November 8, 1947, he married the former June F. O'Claire Goodenow. He had been employed by Giddings & Lewis for nineteen years. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and Marinette American Legion Post. Clem is survived by his wife, June; eight children: Dorothy (John) Porter of White Sands, N.M.. Mary Tanguay of Menominee, George (Carol) of Racine, Wis., Nancy (friend, Mark) of Franklin Park, Ill., Debbie (Gene) Voigt of Lake Elmo, Minn., Rose (Gary) Cuyler of Oshkosh, Wis., Kim (Sue) of Porterfield, and Kathy Lebich of Marinette; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis (Shirley) of Marinette; and one sister, Christine of Berwyn, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and an infant son, Clement, Jr. Friends may call at Holy Family Church, Taylor Street, after 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2002. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in the church. The Rev. Lawrence Marto will officiate. Entombment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum, Marinette. The Lebich family wishes to thank the staff of Rennes Health Center-East for the wonderful care and support Clem received while residing there. HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME is serving the family.


Published Tuesday, April 15, 2003 11:12:31 AM Central Time




June F. Lebich, 77, of Marinette, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2003, in Franklin Park, Ill. The former June F. O'Claire was born April 27, 1925, in Tomahawk, Wis. She was married to Clement Lebich on November 8, 1947. He preceded her in death on October 15, 2002. For a number of years she was employed at the Luther Home as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. June is survived by six daughters and two sons: Dorothy (John) Porter of Big Spring, Texas, George (Carol) Lebich of Racine, Wis., Mary (the late Cliff) Tanguay of Menominee, Nancy (friend, Mark) Lebich of Franklin Park, Ill., Deborah (Gene) Voigt of Lake Elmo, Minn., Rose (Gary) Cuyler of Oshkosh, Kim (Sue) Lebich of Porterfield, and Kathy Lebich of Marinette; four sisters: Joanne (Ron) Seidl and Marie Jensen both of Marinette, Peg (Vernon) Schroeder of Peshtigo, and Verna LaBombard of Marinette; one brother, William O'Claire of Colorado; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Clement, Jr.; her parents, George and Emerance O'Claire; and by several brothers and sisters. Friends may call at HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2003. A memorial funeral liturgy will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2003, in HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, Taylor Street. Deacon Mark Gribowski will officiate. Entombment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum, Marinette.


Marinette Eagle Star, Thursday, February 7, 1952




Lebich - The Rev. William Willinger was celebrant of the 9:30 requiem mass this morning at St. Joseph's church in Walsh for Michael Lebich, Porterfield farmer who died early Monday. Pallbearers were John Lesak, Francis, & Anthony Robers, Edward Long, Joseph Donovan & Wilbur Panske. Burial was in the church cemetery. Out of town persons at the funeral were John Lebich, Mrs. Anna Lebich, Mrs. Mildred Kaslik, Frank Lebich & family, & Michael Lebich.


Died: October 1973 Marquette, MI




Former Resident Dies


Word has been received here of the death of Michael Lebich, a former Marinette resident, who died at Marquette, Michigan.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters & three sons; his step mother, Mrs. Sophia Lebich of Marinette; three sisters, Miss Margaret Lebich of Appleton, Mrs. Robert Frost of Berwyn, Ill., & Mrs. Elmer Dehmer of Chicago; five brothers, Clement, & Francis of Marinette, John of Menominee, Fred of Chicago, & Joseph of Gary, Ind.; & 16 grandchildren. Funeral services & burial will be Wednesday in Marquette, MI.


Marinette Eagle Star, Wednesday August 6, 1986




Sophia Lebich, 94, formerly of Route 1, Porterfield, died Tuesday evening at the Luther Home. The former Sophia Medwich was born May 15, 1892, in Czechoslovakia. She married Michael Lebich there. He died in February 1952. Mrs. Lebich came to the United States as a young woman, and lived in the Iron River area. She moved to Porterfield in 1919, and farmed there until 1953. She moved here in 1958, and resided here since. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church. She is survived by five sons, John of Porterfield, Clement and Francis, both of Marinette, Joseph of Gary, Ind., and Frank of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Ann Dehmer of Chicago, and Christine Frost of Berwyn, Ill., 28 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and eight great great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A wake service will be held at 7. Final rites will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Jack Mullarkey will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Walsh. Six grandchildren will be pallbearers: George, Kim, Jeff, Robert, Steve, and Larry Lebich.