Denise Sayklly

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 18, 2023

Escanaba, MI


Denise Sayklly, age 65, of Escanaba passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.


She was the daughter of Edward J. and Beatrice M. Sayklly.


Denise was employed at the Island Resort and Casino for over 30 years and prior was an announcer at the Radio Station here in Escanaba for WYKX.


Denise enjoyed riding horses, spending time with grandkids and she loved to fish. She was also an animal lover and her favorite band was Risqué and she enjoyed following them. Denise was also an avid Packer fan and enjoyed riding ATV’s.



Son: James (Kellie Majestic) Lanaville of Escanaba, MI


Brothers: Lyle and Mike Sayklly


Grandchildren: Alexis Lanaville and Kenzie VanEnkevort


And special friend: Matthew Halfaday

In addition to her Parents, Denise was preceded in death by brothers, Joe and Donnie and sister, Rosetta.


A celebration of life will take place at the Island Resort and Casino Convention Center from Noon until 4:00 PM on Friday, November 17, 2023. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Sayklly family.

8 Tributes for “Denise Sayklly

    Denise was on WBDN with Bruce Nelson. She was also the voice at the Fair long ago. I first met her on the C.B. Radio. She went by Moonbeam, and I went by Shocker. After that she would come by and pick up me and some other C.B. Friends and we go down Ludington street and have Chinese Fire Drills. I remember once, I had some how gotten in the driver’s seat. Denise looked at me and said “what’s the matter Bud?” I told her I didn’t know how to drive. She is the one who told me to join the Escanaba group on Facebook to share my pictures with many people, because they were really good. I did that and made many friends. I would see her fishing with her Granddaughter down by the Water Plant. In recent years, she would buy chocolates from me when I was selling them for the Senior Companion Program. One thing I knew about Denise is, she had a really big heart and cared for everyone. That is how I will remember her.

    Denise, So sorry to hear of your passing. You were a special person to us. You gave Richard and I one of the biggest Joy’s of our life. Her name was Tukeers. I enjoyed showing you all the pictures of her as she was growing up. I pray you meet in heaven. And can enjoy each other until we meet again. Rest in peace my friend. Richard and Faye Norby

    Denise, you were a wonderful, kind and giving person who always had a smile on her face and an interesting story to tell.
    Free from pain now and are reunited with your family that has passed on and your beloved puppies.
    Sending prayers and love to your family, friends and co-workers over the years, as you have left an impression on everyone you had met throughout your life and we will celebrate you!
    Rest In Peace, sweet lady and fly high!

    Denise was a wonderful fun loving friend.if you were down she would cheer you up with her smile.R.I.P.

    Denise we will miss you. The world wis be a bit dimmer but heaven is now bit brighter. You were always a good friend and I will fondly remember the times of our youth from CB radio buddies to WBDN alumni. Best 73s and 88s my friend!

    Denise will be truly missed. Always looked forward to seeing her at the casino when I was in town. Prayers and condolences to the family

    Denise and I were related. Her father was a brother to Fred Sayklly. After Fred’s first wife died, a number of years later He married my Aunt Catherine Skopp Lasnowski! I guess that made us 2nd Cousins!! She always had a smile and would go out of her way to help anybody. She is now pain free and in a “far, far better place”

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