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    Gregory Allen Maki

    CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI – Gregory Allen Maki, age 68, of Champion Township, passed away January 13, 2020, at UP Health System – Marquette. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com

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    Rose Marie Aho

    MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Rose Marie Aho, age 83, of Marquette Township and formerly of Sand River, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Born December 21, 1936, in Marquette, a daughter of Herbert and Amelia (Czykoski) …

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    Shirley Borg

    NEGAUNEE, MI – Shirley Susanna Borg, 78, of Opechee St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, January 15, 2020 at UP Health System in Marquette. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 21st at Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming with Rev. Lauri Maki …

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    A. Joyce Neely

    MADISON, WI – A. Joyce (Wangberg) Neely, 91, longtime Negaunee resident and most recently of Madison, passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family on Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

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    Bruce W. Perry

    ISHPEMING MI – Bruce W. Perry, age 85 of 411 N. 2nd St. Ishpeming passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home while in the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home.

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    Geraldine M. Larsson

    MARQUETTE, MI – Geraldine M. “Gerry” Larsson, age 93, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday January 15, 2020 at the Norlite Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by the Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services where condolences may be expressed online at …

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    Wilma Lee Ranta

    FAYETTEVILLE, PA – Wilma Lee Miller, Ranta, 86, of Fayetteville, PA went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 1, 1933, in Zenith, WV, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Aaron Miller and Margaurite Vernon Miller. Wilma grew up …

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    Thomas G. Luhm

    GWINN, MI – Thomas G. Luhm, 86, of Gwinn, died peacefully Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

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    Kathy (Copley) & Michael Williams

    KINCHELOE, MI – Kathy Lynn, 46, and Michael Lee Williams, 49, of Red Cedar Dr., Kincheloe, passed away Saturday night, January 11, 2020, at War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Kathy was born September 29, 1973, in Ishpeming, to …

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    Lea Dora Niemisto

    GWINN, MI – Lea Dora Niemisto, 89, of Gwinn, died peacefully Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming while under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

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    Geraldine M. ‘Gerry’ Larsson

    MARQUETTE, MI – Geraldine Mary “Gerry” Larsson, age 93 of Marquette entered eternal life Wednesday morning, January 15, 2020, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born May 8, 1926 in Marquette, a daughter of John and Lillian (Pleau) Higgins, Gerry was a lifelong Marquette resident. While in …

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    Phyllis M. Swanson

    ISHPEMING, MI – Phyllis M. Swanson, age 87, lifelong area resident, passed away Saturday January 11, 2020 at the Eastwood Nursing Center while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Phyllis was born in Mass City, MI on October 8, 1932, daughter of the late Edward Maloney …

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    Nellie A. Maddock

    ISHPEMING, MI – Nellie A. Maddock, age 94, lifelong Ishpeming resident passed away Sunday January 12, 2020 at her home while in the love care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Nellie’s family will greet relatives and friends from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon on Monday …

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    Howard Thomas Madon

    MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – A gathering of family and friends, honoring the life of Howard Thomas Madon, will be held at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. This will be an informal time for the sharing of memories, …

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    Dr. Gordon Drew Gill

    MARQUETTE, MI – Dr. Gordon Drew Gill, 91, died on January 8, 2020 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the Gill family and will release a complete obituary in the Wednesday edition of The Mining Journal.

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    Kathy (Copley) Williams & Michael Williams

    KINCHELOE, MI – Kathy Lynn, 46, and Michael Lee Williams, 49, of Red Cedar Dr., Kincheloe, passed away Saturday night, January 11, 2020 at War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at …

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    Edla Esther Lepola

    MARQUETTE, MI – Edla Esther Lepola, age 92, of Marquette, entered eternal life early Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Trillium Hospice House in Marquette. Funeral services will be scheduled for spring and will be announced. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Fassbender Swanson …

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    Joyce Arlene Koski

    NEGAUNEE, MI – Joyce Arlene Koski, 80, formerly of 222 W Peck Street in Negaunee, MI died on Friday, January 10, 2020, as a patient at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. She fought a valiant battle for the past 13 years coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Joyce was born April 1, 1939, …

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    Frank F. Johnson

    MARQUETTE, MI – Frank F. Johnson, age 84, of Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday morning, January 11, 2020, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of his family and the staff of Norlite Nursing Center. The Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Service is …

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    Rhoda Jean Wills

    MUNISING, MI – Rhoda Jean Wills, age 73, of Munising, died Saturday morning, January 11, 2020 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan following an unexpected illness. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneralhome.net

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    Johnnie Lovern

    NEGAUNEE, MI – Johnnie Lovern, 68, of Negaunee Township, passed away Saturday morning, January 11, 2020 at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon, Wisconsin. A complete obituary notice will be released later by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

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    Cecil R. Rustemeyer

    HARVEY, MI – Cecil R. Rustemeyer, age 69, longtime area resident, passed away on Thursday January 9, 2020. Following Cecil’s wishes, cremation will take place with no public services. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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    Leila Phyllis (Herrala) LaPin

    WATERTOWN, WI – Leila Phyllis (Herrala) LaPin, 88, of Watertown, Wisconsin, went to live with Jesus in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 9. She passed peacefully in her sleep at Marquardt Manor where she had been residing. Leila was born July 14, 1931, in Ishpeming, Michigan, …

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    Robert L. Richards

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP, MI – Robert L. Richards, age 87, passed away January 8, 2020. Bob was born in Marquette, MI and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from Northern Michigan University, where he met the love of his life, Judy, and was a devoted high school math teacher. Beloved …