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    Lynne Marie Kuivanen

    TAPOLIA — Our precious daughter, Lynne Marie Kuivanen, 53, of Tapiola was called by our Lord unto eternal life on Monday, April 6, 2020 at UP Health System- Portage in Hancock. Lynne was born on February 17, 1967 in Hancock, the daughter of Chadwick and the late Myrna Kuivanen. Lynne …

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    Myla Lorraine Dorsey

    SOUTHFIELD — Myla Lorraine Dorsey died on March 25, 2020, after an extended stay in the St. Anne’s Mead Senior Community, in Southfield, Michigan, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Immediately upon her passing, virtually everyone who knew her began enumerating her lifetime of …

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    Harriet May Newingham Richards

    Harriet May Newingham Richards, 79, passed away Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 at her home in Clermont, Florida. Harriet was born on January 21, 1941 in Detroit, to the late Paul and May Newingham. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Mio, Michigan, where Harriet was raised, attended school …

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    Karen Marie Bukovich Jolley

    PAINESDALE — Karen Marie Bukovich Jolley, 77 of Painesdale, passed away on April 2nd, 2020, after a long hard fought battle with several health issues. She was born on July 13, 1942, in Trimountain, the daughter of Michael Bukovich Sr. and Florence Marie Metsa. Karen attended the Jeffers …

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    Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DesRochers

    PELKIE — Thomas L. “Tom” DesRochers, age 82, of Pelkie, MI passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. Funeral arrangements for Tom are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. Tom’s obituary may also be …

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    Mary Patricia Ryan

    CALUMET — Mary Patricia Ryan, age 92, entered into Eternal Life and Everlasting Peace on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Mary (Pat) was born in Calumet, on September 14, 1927, daughter of Charles and Stephanie (Kobe) Ryan. She graduated from Calumet High School in …

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    Glenn S. Utt Jr.

    CALUMET — Glenn S. Utt Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at Gardenview Assisted Living Center on Saturday March 28, 2020, with his wife of 71 years Mary Lou Utt by his side. Glenn was born on August 7, 1926, to Glenn S. Utt Sr. and Reba White-Utt in Neodesha, Kansas. As an only child Glenn …

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    Rudolph ‘Rudy’ George Kump

    CALUMET — Rudolph “Rudy” George Kump, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital where he had been a patient for four days. He was born on February 22, 1935 in Raymbaultown, the son of Rudolph and Mary (Elenich) Kump. He attended Sacred Heart …

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    June E. Jenkins

    SOUTH RANGE — June E. Jenkins, 71, a resident of South Range, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a battle with ALS. She was born on March 1, 1949, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Aaron and Elsie (Eakin) Luoma. June was raised in Liminga, …

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    Mark J. Vichich

    AHMEEK – Mark J. Vichich, 65, a resident of Ahmeek passed away at his home on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1954, in Hancock, a son to the late Thomas E. and Margaret (Hribljan) Vichich. He graduated from Houghton High School with the class of 1972 and later, received …

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    Valerie Jane Dulong

    COBURNTOWN — Valerie Jane Dulong, 70, of Coburntown, passed away peacefully at Canal View Houghton County on Sunday, March 29, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Hancock on August 17, 1949, a daughter of the late Russell and Mildred (Laakso) Peterson. She was a 1968 graduate …

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    Gretchen Ann Wade

    Gretchen (Stimac) Wade passed away on March 25, 2020, after residing in assisted care for 6 years. Gretchen was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Copper City to Paul and Ann (Spreitzer) Stimac. She grew up in Mohawk and was a 1945 graduate of Calumet High School. Upon graduation she and two classmates …

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    June Jenkins

    SOUTH RANGE — June E. (Roger) Jenkins, 71, a resident of South Range, passed away Tuesday March 31, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a battle with ALS. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be …

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    Florence K. Burich

    DODGEVILLE — Florence K. Burich, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

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    Margaret ‘Marney’ Haas, RN

    HOUGHTON — Margaret Ann “Marney” Haas, RN, 69, formerly of Houghton, passed away at Samaritan Campus in West Bend, Wisconsin on Monday, March 30, 2020. Burial service announcements at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock.

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    Michael Harry

    ATLANTIC MINE — Michael J. Harry, 74, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2020 at the Lighthouse of Hancock. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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    Mark Vichich

    AHMEEK — Mark J. Vichich, 65, a resident of Ahmeek passed away at his home on Friday March 27, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

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    Grace Julia Payter

    NISULA — Grace Julia (Redai) Payter passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020 after 93 wonderful years of life. Grace’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted …

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    Florence Burich

    DODGEVILLE — Florence K. Burich, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

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    Jim M. Aittama

    LAKE LINDEN — Jim M. Aittama, 79, of Lake Linden, passed away at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on March 25, 2020, with family by his side. He was born in Lake Linden on April 23, 1940, a son of Richard and Lillian (Goninan) Aittama. He was a 1958 graduate of Lake …

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    Duane V. Savukoski

    HANCOCK — Duane V. Savukoski, 74, former Hancock police officer and local well known taxi driver, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hancock on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. The O’neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which will be announced later.

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    Robert Paul Harrison

    HENDERSON, Nev. — Robert Paul Harrison, 79, passed away on March 11, 2002, in his condo in Henderson, Nevada. He was born to Robert “Sparky” and Mabel Harrison. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1958 and from Northern Michigan University in 1962. He was a resident of Laurium …

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    James Aittama

    LAKE LINDEN — James Aittama, 79, of Lake Linden, passed away at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on March 25, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

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    Marilyn Yeats

    HOUGHTON — Marilyn “Diane” Yeats, 87, a resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock are assisting the family with …

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    Marjorie L. Harvey

    HANCOCK — Marjorie L. Harvey, 83, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County Woodland Haven, where she resided for the past three years. She was born August 22, 1936, in Wakefield. Marjorie is survived by her children, Frank (Sandra) Beauchamp, Christine …

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    Mary Rae Takala

    KEWEENAW BAY — Mary Rae Takala, 67, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her home with her husband by her side. She was born March 23, 1952, in Hancock, daughter of Bruce and Shirley (Walitalo) Kemppainen. Mary graduated from Thurston High School in Redford in …

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    Margaret L. Gergurich

    CALUMET — Margaret Louise Gergurich, 93, of Kimball Township, formerly of Painesdale, died on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was born on October 18, 1926, in Painesdale, to the late Anton and Rose Gergurich. Margaret was a nurse with Portage View Hospital in Hancock, for over 50 years and …

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    Margo M. Carey

    HOUGHTON — Margo M. Carey, 83, a resident of The Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a …

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    Donna Jean Whitesall

    JACKSON — Donna Jean Whitesall, 78, of Jackson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 21, 2020. Donna was born in Hancock, on November 7, 1941, to Charles and Ethel Coon. She was married on September 20, 1975 to Terry Whitesall, and he survives. She was an amazing …

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    Helen Elizabeth Holmbo

    HANCOCK — Helen Elizabeth Holmbo, 89, of Hancock, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County. She was born October 15, 1930, in Detroit. It was recorded on her birth certificate Helen Elizabeth to be known as Betty. Betty was raised by her …

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    Edward C. ‘Velu’ Heikkila

    CALUMET — Edward C “Velu” Heikkila, 91, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home, with his wife of 61 years by his side, on Saturday morning, March 21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1929 in Raymbaultown, a son of the late Matt & Jennie (Koski) Heikkila. He …

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    Wilho Knuuti

    ISLE ROYALE LOCATION — Wilho Knuuti, 86, a resident of Isle Royale Location passed Sunday evening March 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

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    Dorothy Beaudoin

    LAKE LINDEN — Dorothy Beaudoin, 86, of Lake Linden, passed away at her home, on March 22, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

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    Edward Heikkila

    CALUMET — Edward “Velu” Heikkila, 91, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully at his home with his wife of 61 years by his side on Saturday morning March 21, 2020. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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    Gary O. Kamppinen

    CALUMET — Gary O. Kamppinen, 65, a resident of Calumet, passed away unexpectedly, on March 19, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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    ‘Willie’ Alfred William Johnson

    HOUGHTON — “Willie” Alfred William Johnson, 88, passed away on March 16, 2020, at UP Health Portage Hospital. Willie was born on June 29, 1931, in Laurium, the son of the late Ralph and Aleda Johnson, who’s family lived at Highway Location and then in Bruce Crossing, as …