Archibald St. John Belanger
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Phoebe Ann Belanger


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Phoebe Ann Belanger

  • Born: 01 Oct 1906, MI 1
  • Marriage (1): Reuben C. Hitch on 12 Jan 1924 in Delta Co., MI 1
  • Died: 18 Jan 2005, Macomb, MI


Phoebe Sidbeck, age 98, of the Christian Park Village in Escanaba (formerly of Gladstone), Michigan, died January 18, 2005 at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba following a lengthy illness. Phoebe Belanger was born October 1, 1906 in Blaney, MI the daughter of Archie and Margaret (Young) Belanger. Her family moved to Gladstone in 1916 and Phoebe attended Gladstone Schools. She was employed for many years at the Busy B Restaurant in Gladstone. She later received her L.P.N. Nursing Degree in Marquette and had worked as a nurse at the Wood V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee, the Iron Mountain VA in Iron Mountain and also at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She also did private duty nursing for the homebound and at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Gladstone and her hobbies included crocheting, picking blueberries and cooking for her family. She was a great story teller and her grandchildren and great grandchildren enjoyed listening to her talk about her days growing up in the Great Depression Era. Phoebe Belanger was married twice and was known as Phoebe Hitch and Phoebe Sidbeck. Phoebe Sidbeck's survivors included:

Brother: Kilbourne Belanger of Gladstone
Sister: Janie Ward of Gladstone
3 Grandchildren: Janice (Kennie) Graham of St. Clair Shores, MI; Claudia (Ed) Phillips of East Pointe, MI; Wayne (Nancy) Hitch of St. Clair Shores, MI
7 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Great Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews including Eleanor "Babe" Mattson who Phoebe considered like a daughter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: 1st husband: Rueben Hitch in 1966; 2nd husband: Elmer Sidbeck in 1987; Son: Claude Hitch in 1987; 2 Brothers: Elmer and Jr. Belanger; 2 Sisters: Nettie Fraid and Irene Coppock. Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral: Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone with Rev. Stephen Patrick of Grace Baptist Church officiating.

Phoebe married Reuben C. Hitch, son of Conrad (Germany) Hitch and Almeda Stockwell, on 12 Jan 1924 in Delta Co., MI.1 (Reuben C. Hitch was born on 02 Apr 1902 in MI 1 2 and died on 07 Nov 1966 in Macomb, MI 3.)


1 MI Marriage Records.

2 MI Birth Records.

3 Social Security Death Index (Name: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011;).

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