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    Timothy “Tim” Mozader

    Timothy “Tim” Mozader Munising Munising Timothy Frank Mozader, age 58, entered into eternity at his home on May 30, 2019. He was born on June 26, 1960 in Flint, Michigan, but his parents moved their family back to Munising in 1966. Tim graduated from Mather High School in 1979. He lived in Oregon for a few years, working as a bus driver for the Beaverton School District, before returning home to be closer to family. He drove a semi across the country for many years. But, his real passion was …

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    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 graduating class of 1937 from Rock River Township High School in Eben Junction.  She married Edward W. Usimaki…

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    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. Johns, Michigan, and Edward J. Potter III, of  Grand Marais, Michigan, along with many siblings, grandchildren especially Boomer and Miranda…

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    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 up in Duluth, Minnesota and graduated from East High Scho…

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    Gerald “Red” Stimac

    Gerald “Red” Stimac Munising / Kenosha, WI             Gerald “Red” “Jerry” Stimac, age 75, of Kenosha, Wisconsin and formerly of Munising died on Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He was born on March 7, 1941 in Munising, son of George and Angelina Stimac.  Red graduated from Sacred Heart School and then Wm. G. Mather High School.  He served in the U.S Army following… Munising / …

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    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 High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.  Isaac return…

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    Daniel “Danny” DeLisle

    Daniel “Danny” DeLisle Munising Munising             Daniel “Danny” Lee DeLisle, age 75, of Munising, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Friday, May 17, 2019.  He was born on August 15, 1943 in Munising, Michigan to Roy and Dolly (Cormier) DeLisle.  Danny grew up in Munising and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School.  He joined the U.S. Air Force on March 19, 1964 and served as a Fire Protection and Aircraft C…

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    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 Burial List Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00 p.m.         Aune Hallstrom      Pine Grove Cemetery -… View   Send Flowers

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    Ronald “Marty” Martell

    Ronald “Marty” Martell Bluffton, SC Ronald “Marty” Martell 1940-2019 Beloved father and grandfather Ronald “Marty” Martell, 79, was called home to eternal life on May 4, 2019, in Bluffton, South Carolina, after years of declining health. Marty was born in Manistique , the son of Howard and Lila (Beauchamp) Martell. Marty worked numerous jobs in the woods throughout his life, delivered newspapers for The Mining Journal, and later as a jack-of-all trades at Hillcrest Motel in Munising. Marty wa…

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    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 moving back to Munising. Betty worked for Dunklee’s Wreaths picking pinecones, collecting greens, and building wreaths and then worked for many years as a housekeeper at…

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    Gordon “Gordy” Nykanen

    Gordon “Gordy” Nykanen Eben Junction Eben Junction Gordon “Gordy” Lee Nykanen, age 65, of Eben Junction, passed April 30, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family and North Woods Home Hospice.   Gordy was born to Edwin and Irene (Hinstala) Nykanen March 15, 1954, in Marquette, MI.  Gordy grew up on Magnum Road in Harvey, MI.  He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1972 and enlisted in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer from 1972 to 1975.  Gordy …

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    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 12:45 p.m. and all are invited to partake prior the interment service at the cemetery.  Mrs. Hall…

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    Richard “Dick” Oas

    Richard “Dick” Oas Munising Munising           Richard E. “Dick” Oas, age 91, of Munising, died late Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Hospice.  He was born on May 19, 1927 in Munising, MI to the late Edmund and Elila (Wilson) Oas. Dick grew up in Munising and attended Wm. G. Mather.  He entered into the U.S. Navy in November of 1944 and served in WWII.  Dick was stationed aboard the U…

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    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 and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1957. While in high school, Paul worked for his father’s loggin…

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    James “Jake” Niemi

    James “Jake” Niemi Marquette Marquette             James “Jake” Niemi, age 62, of Marquette, died early Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at Medilodge in Munising following a courageous five-month battle with brain cancer.  He was born on June 12, 1956 in Marquette to Eero and Katherine (Dale) Niemi.  Jake grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1974.  He began working for the LS&I Railroad…

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    Maynard Robbins, Jr.

    Maynard Robbins, Jr. Munising Munising Maynard Jerome Robbins, Jr., age 80, of Munising, died late Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Michigan.  He was born in Munising, Michigan on September 3, 1938 to the late Maynard and Emma (Kaminsky) Robbins.  Maynard graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1956.  He then entered the United States Army.  Following basic training he married Marlene Barbeau and together they raised t…

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    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 Arlie and Beatrice Wheeler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Ray and her brother, Arlie… PATTY WHEELER RAY 19…

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    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 School and attended Wayne State University before serving in the U.S. Army.  He served …

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    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. G. Mather High School in the class of 1944.  She began working at the Munising Paper Mill in the time office a…

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    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 States Air Force and worked as a liquid fuel technician.  Craig and his fa…

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    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 were members of St. Michael Church and he attended Bishop Baraga and Marquet…

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    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 in 1955.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball.  Bill worked for many years at the Brisson…

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    Millicent “Millie” Dunn

    Millicent “Millie” Dunn Munising Munising             Millicent “Millie” Dunn, age 88, of Munising, died at the Munising Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 10, 2019.   She was born on March 1, 1931 in Marquette, Michigan to the late Charles and Greta (Masters) Trombley.  The family moved to Munising when Millie was two and she grew up in town.  Millie attended Wm. G. Mather High School and worked at the Munising Café a…

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    Starr “Barney” Deibert

    Starr “Barney” Deibert Munising Munising             Starr G. “Barney” Deibert, age 72, lifelong Munising resident, died at his home following an unexpected illness on Thursday, March 7, 2019.  He was born on January 1, 1947 in Munising to Alton and Ramona (Kjellin) Deibert.  Barney attended Wm. G. Mather High School and was in the Class of 1965.  He worked as a field assistant in the Geological Survey before entering into …

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    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 in 1953 and then earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1957, a…

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    Dennis Niven

    Dennis Niven Chatham Chatham             Dennis A. Niven, age 65, of Chatham, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Home Hospice.  He was born on June 6, 1953 in Saginaw, MI to the late Robert and Norma (Sian) Niven.  Dennis attended Douglas MacArthur High School in Saginaw.  Dennis loved music and played guitar in a couple of rock bands, Infinity’s End and Ugly Pudding…

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    Cherry Perry

    Cherry Perry Munising , MI / Logan, OH   Munising, MI / Logan, OH             Cherry G. Perry, age 87, of Munising, Michigan and formerly of Logan, Ohio, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Medilodge of Munising.  She was born in Hocking County, Ohio on April 6, 1931 to Floyd and Lola (Sheets) Brown and grew up on her family farm.  Cherry married Robert “Bob” Perry on February 12, 1952 and together they raised their two dau…

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    Margret “Maggie” Martin

    Margret “Maggie” Martin Munising Munising Margaret “Maggie” Irene Martin, age 94, of Munising, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Home Hospice.  She was born in Munising on July 14, 1924 to the late Samuel and Margarete (Chartier) Cremer.  She graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1942.  Maggie married Leonard “Smokey” Martin.  Together they raised their nine children.  She worked as a nurse’s aide fo…

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    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 High School in 1942.  She moved to Chicago and worked there before returning home.  Edna we…

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    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, Michigan to Edward and Nana (Tepsa) Kuivanen and grew up in Pelkie, Michigan. Ed graduated from Baraga High School in 1972 where he excelled academic…

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    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 p.m.  J.D. Livermore will conduct Leonard’s memorial serv…

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    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 went to school in Gwinn.  He went to work in the woods to help support his family and then in 1952, he entered into th…

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    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 still a rebel at heart, who loved to ride his motorcycle and… Munising    &…

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    Viola “Vi” Schultz

    Viola “Vi” Schultz Munising Munising             Viola “Vi” Schultz, age 89, longtime Brown’s Addition resident of Munising, died on Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2019 at the Medilodge of Munising.  She was born on April 12, 1929 in Munising to John and Leota (Cremer) Tiernan.  Vi graduated from Sacred Heart School and then from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1949.  Vi married Raymond Schultz on November 17, 1951 and toget…

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    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 members. DATE AND TIME – Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. January 29, February 5, 12, 19 LOCATION – Munising United Methodis…

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    Robert West

    Robert West Sundell Sundell             Robert Bagley West, age 78, of Sundell, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at his home in Sundell.  He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on August 26, 1940 to the late Byron and Helen (Bagley) West.  Bob was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1960.  In 1965, he moved his family to the U.P. for work opportunities.  He began working with Prepakt Conc…

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    Thelma Stuttz

    Thelma Stuttz Eben Junction Eben Junction             Thelma M. Stuttz, age 84, of Eben Junction, died late Monday morning, December 17, 2018 at UPHS Marquette following a brief illness.  She was born in Standish, Michigan on December 9, 1934 to Robert and Eva (Losee) Foster.  She married Dale Stuttz on April 20, 1967 and they moved to the U.P. in 1989.  Thelma worked as a housekeeper at different Alger County hotels. …

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    Patricia “Pat” Fluette

    Patricia “Pat” Fluette Munising Munising Patricia “Pat” Ann (LaPorte) Fluette, 81, of Munising passed away December 18, 2018 at Munising Medilodge.  Born in Escanaba July 7, 1937.  She was married to the late Gerald E Fluette for 45 years.  She had recently moved to Munising to live with her sister, Bonnie Bower.  Previously she lived in Dolan Springs, Arizona for over 36 years.  She attended St Frances de Sales School in Manistique and Beauty School in Milwaukee, WI….

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    Florence “Flo” LaTour

    Florence “Flo” LaTour Chatham Chatham                  Florence “Flo” C. LaTour, age 78, of Chatham, died early Friday morning, December 21, 2018 at the Medilodge in Munising.  She was born on January 6, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Michael and Florence (Raphael) Murphy.  As a young girl, her family moved to Evergreen Shores in St. Ignace.  Flo married John Frank LaTour on April 28, 1962 and together they rai…