Jennie Usimaki

Jennie Usimaki Munising / Rumley Munising             Jennie J. Usimaki, age 100, of Munising, died Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019 at Medilodge of Munising.  She was born on April 2, 1919 in Ramsey, Michigan to the late Antti and Alli (Aho) Moksy.  Jennie grew up in Rumley, and was the last surviving member of the … Read more Jennie Usimaki

Rosemary Potter

Rosemary Potter Grand Marais Rosemary (Iliff) Potter passed away on May, 9, 2019 after a long battle with atherosclerosis. As in life, Rosemary faced the disease with determination and courage.  She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Edward J. Potter Jr., their children Cindy Lawson of Spokane, Washington, Troy R. Potter (Anne-Marie) of St. … Read more Rosemary Potter

Marsha Shubert

Marsha Shubert Shingleton Shingleton             Marsha Carole Shubert, age 72, of Shingleton, Michigan, died unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of Munising Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2019 following complications from a congenital heart defect.  She was born on January 18, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late George and Mary (Summers) Ronnback.  Marsha grew … Read more Marsha Shubert

Isaac Puro

Isaac Puro Eben Junction Eben Junction             Isaac Sulo Puro, age 87, of Eben Junction, died late Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2019 at the Medilodge of Capital Area in Lansing, Michigan.  He was born in Munising on October 25, 1931 to Arvid and Lempe (Cortes) Puro.  Isaac grew up in Eben and graduated from Eben … Read more Isaac Puro

2019 Spring Burial Schedule

2019 Spring Burial Schedule Bowerman Funeral Home 2019 Spring Burial List Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00 p.m.         Aune Hallstrom      Pine Grove Cemetery – Chatham Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:00 p.m.         Bernie DeRoche     Limestone Twp. Cemetery – Limestone Monday, May 20, 2019 10:00 a.m.       Sandy Moulds         Maple Grove… Bowerman Funeral Home 2019 Spring … Read more 2019 Spring Burial Schedule

Betty Livermore

Betty Livermore Munising Munising Betty E. Livermore, age 94, of Munising, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at UP Health Systems – Marquette. She was born in Chatham, Michigan to the late Arvid and Jenny Hill. In her younger years, Betty enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. She had lived Montana and Arizona for many years before … Read more Betty Livermore

Aune Hallstrom

Aune Hallstrom Chatham Chatham             Graveside services for Aune Anna-Liisa Hallstrom will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.   There will be a fellowship luncheon and time of visiting at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church on W. Onota Street in Chatham from 11:00 a.m. until … Read more Aune Hallstrom

Paul Knuttila

Paul Knuttila Christmas Christmas             Paul W. Knuttila, age 79, of Christmas, died at his home early Saturday morning, April 20, 2019 under the loving care of his family and North Woods Hospice.  He was born on July 22, 1939 in Munising to the late Waino and Dorothy (Sinervo) Knuttila.  Paul grew up in Munising … Read more Paul Knuttila

Patty Ray

Patty Ray Christmas, MI / Ashland, KY PATTY WHEELER RAY 1937-2019             It is with great sadness that the family of Patty Ray announces her passing in Christmas, MI on April 7, 2019 after a valiant battle with a long illness.  Patty was born November 11, 1937 in Ashland, KY, the daughter of the late … Read more Patty Ray

Robert Wallace

Robert Wallace Escanaba / Munising Escanaba / Munising             Robert “Bob” Wallace, age 82, of Escanaba and formerly of Munising, died early Monday morning, April 8, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanba.  He was born on November 25, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Lorne and Beatrice (Bradley) Wallace.  Bob graduated from Redford High … Read more Robert Wallace

Gwen McCollum

Gwen McCollum AuTrain AuTrain             Gwen McCollum, age 93, of AuTrain, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at her family’s home in AuTrain, under the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice.  She was born on January 31, 1926 in Munising, MI to the late Harry and Hildur (Oas) Olson.  Gwen graduated from Wm. … Read more Gwen McCollum

Craig Nordness

Craig Nordness Trenary Trenary             Craig Alan Nordness, age 69, of Trenary, died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at U.P. Health Systems – Marquette, following a brief illness.  He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on December 11, 1949 to Jerome and Iris (Flick) Nordness.  Craig graduated from Cambridge High School.  He then entered into the United … Read more Craig Nordness

Bernard “Bernie” DeRoche

Bernard “Bernie” DeRoche Limestone, MI Limestone             Bernard “Bernie” Paul DeRoche, age 66, of Limestone, died following a brief illness on Saturday afternoon, March 16, 2019 at UPHS Marquette.  He was born in Marquette, Michigan on October 2, 1952 to the late Bernard and Shirley (Boucher) DeRoche.  Growing up in Marquette, Bernie and his family … Read more Bernard “Bernie” DeRoche

William Woimanen

William Woimanen Chatham Chatham             William M. Woimanen, age 81, of Chatham, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 14, 2019, the same home he was born in over 81 years ago.  He was born there on December 7, 1937 to the late Oscar and Sarah (Santaholma) Woimanen.  Bill graduated from Eben High School … Read more William Woimanen

Ronald Miron

Ronald Miron Munising Munising             Ronald John Miron, age 83, of Munising, died following a brief illness on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at the Trillium House in Marquette, Michigan.  He was born on June 25, 1935 in Munising to the late Lenhart and Florence (Korpela) Miron.  Ron graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School … Read more Ronald Miron

Edna Olson

Edna Olson Munising Munising             Edna Irene Olson, age 93, of Munising, died early Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee, Michigan.  She was born on March 21, 1925 in Eben Junction, Michigan to the late Matt and Anna (Maki) Heribacka.  Edna grew up in Eben and graduated from Eben … Read more Edna Olson

Edward Kuivanen

Edward Kuivanen AuTrain AuTrain Edward Leander Kuivanen, age 65, of AuTrain, died following a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) late Monday morning, February 18, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family, Lake Superior Hospice, and Commission on Aging.  He was born on February 6, 1954 in L’Anse, … Read more Edward Kuivanen

Leonard Gager

Leonard Gager Limestone Limestone             Leonard R. Gager, age 56, of Limestone, died late Monday evening, January 28, 2019 at UPHS in Marquette.   Services will be held at the Germfask Community Building (8093 Pine Street, Germfask, MI  49836) on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Visiting time with family and friends will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 … Read more Leonard Gager

Emil Bruce, Sr.

Emil Bruce, Sr. Munising Munising             Emil W. Bruce, Sr., age 87, of Munising, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice.  He was born on October 11, 1931 in Escanaba to Emil and Juanita (Loveless) Bruce.  Emil grew up in Arnold and … Read more Emil Bruce, Sr.

Michael Erickson

Michael Erickson Munising Munising             Michael J. Erickson, age 72, of Munising, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba following a brief battle with cancer.  He was born on May 27, 1946 in Munising, Michigan to the late Richard and Lucille “Dolly” (Passinalut) Erickson.  Mike was a quiet man, but … Read more Michael Erickson

Grief Support Alger County

Grief Support Alger County FACING THE MOURNING An interactive community support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools.  During these four sessions, the attendees with share their story, build memorials, write in journals and write letters as a group.  Open to all types of losses, individuals, and family … Read more Grief Support Alger County