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In Memory of Rylan David James Gibson
October 17, 2015 – July 18th, 2022

Rylan David James Gibson, 6, of Hubbell, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Rylan was born in Hancock on October 17, 2015, to John and Kendra (Harry) Gibson.

Rylan was a spunky boy who loved making people laugh. He enjoyed camping with his entire family, cruising around with his brother in his fully charged John Deere tractor, relaxing in hot tubs, eating cheese curds and hanging out with his special friends from downstate, Jerry and Lisa Howell and Noah Marr. Rylan also loved all things “Super Heroes”. He proved to be the bravest super hero of them all, a true inspiration to those around him. He may have been met with many challenges but never complained and boldly faced every obstacle. He taught us all how to be courageous! Rylan’s life was cut short, but the impression he left on the lives of others will never be forgotten.

Rylan is survived by his Mother, Kendra Gibson, Father, John Gibson, Sisters Amelia (15) and Caedence (10) and brothers, Landon (13) and Jase (8). Rylan is also survived by great-grandmother Josephine Zubiena of Calumet, Great-grandparents Richard & Donna Donovan of Lower Michigan, grandparents Patrick and Lucille Gibson of Mohawk, David and Kathryn Wanhala of Hancock and Brian Harry of Baltic. He is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Melinda Donovan (Harry) of Ripley.

In Memory of Theresa K. Chartre
September 14, 1972 – August 22, 2019

Theresa Chartre

NWALL pilot Tom Sullivan and passenger Theresa Chartre. Please say a prayer for Theresa’s family and friends as she is now soaring thru the clouds with the angels.

NORWAY – Theresa Kristine Chartre age 46 of Norway, passed peacefully on to eternal life on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born September 14, 1972 in Welch, West Virginia. She moved to Norway, Michigan in 1985.

She was a 1990 graduate from Norway High School. She attended Bay de Noc Community College to pursue a career in nursing. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1999 and then attained her registered nurse license in 2010.

Theresa began her career working in nursing homes. She then worked at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in the Nursing and Patient Care Services Department as a nurse for 18 years. Theresa had an amazing ability to connect with her patients in a deep and positive way.

Theresa was more than just an amazing mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend. She was a strong, hard-working, fiercely loyal and extremely compassionate person. She was known for her refreshing honesty and love for her friends and family. Theresa’s world revolved around her family and she was extremely proud of her daughters Meghan and Marissa. Theresa enjoyed being outdoors especially camping with her family, making homemade greeting cards, and reading.

She is survived by her loving daughters Meghan and Marissa Schultz; parents Grace Holleman and Frederick Flink; her brother Larry (Cindy) Bowman; sisters Susan (Gary) Moore and Sarah (Billy) Stevenson and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family will greet friends on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway.

A Memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, with Pastor Jim Danielson officiating.

Family suggest that donations may be made to Northwoods AirLifeline, whose volunteers gave their time and aircraft to provide free flights to the Mayo Clinic for Theresa’s care and treatment, so she did not have to endure long distance car trips.

Direct donations can be mailed in Theresa’s name to Northwoods Air Lifeline, P.O. Box 2973, Kingsford, MI 49802-2973. (Donations are tax-deductible.)

Ainsley Rose KargelaIn Memory of Ainsley Rose Kargela
June 11, 2010 – July 22, 2018

Northwoods Airlifeline volunteers gave us their time, to coordinate, to fly. This gave us time to be a family, for Ainsley to be a student, a dancer, a hockey player, a sister. Northwoods Airlifeline gave our family the most important gift… TIME… and they gave their time for us.

Jolene TremlIn Memory of Jolene Treml
January 5, 2000 – December 30, 2017

Jolene Treml died tragically in a car accident on Dec. 30th, 2017. Jolene planned on going to college after High School Graduation to pursue a nursing career. It was her desire to help others that led Jolene to speak often with her parents Jeff and Mary Treml about the great services Northwoods Airlifeline provides to the area.

Upon Jolene’s passing her parents made a very generous donation in Jolene’s name. It’s donations like this that allows Northwoods Airlifeline to do what they do.