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    Lyle Rushford, Sr.

    Lyle Rushford, Sr. Munising Munising             Lyle E. Rushford, Sr., age 88, of Munising, died early Saturday morning, December 22, 2018 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.  He was born on January 23, 1930 in Manistique, Michigan to the late William and Olive (Lalond) Rushford.  Lyle and his family moved around the U.P. when he was growing up while his dad worked in lumber camps, and the family settled in the Mun…

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    Richard Nebel

    Richard Nebel Munising   Munising  Richard William Nebel, age 87, lifelong resident of Munising, died December 29, 2018.  He was born on September 22, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended Munising Public Schools where he played football on the undefeated 1949 team and earned many track and field medals running the high and low hurdles and on the relay teams.  In his senior year, his track team won the U.P. State Class C Championship with only six athletes.  Richar…

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    Lisa Gollinger

    Lisa Gollinger Lisa Sue Gollinger, 50 of Ojai, CA and formerly of Munising, MI passed away December 24, 2018 after a short but very brave battle with cancer.  Lisa was born on March 8, 1968 to Jack and Lola Gollinger, the youngest of six children.  Lisa graduated from Munising High School in 1986.  She attended Suomi College where she earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  After college graduation she worked for Holiday Travel in Marquette and Munising.  In 1…

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    Sandra LaFlamme-Verbos

    Sandra LaFlamme-Verbos Kingsford/Munising Kingsford / Munising             Sandra Kay LaFlamme-Verbos, age 61, of Kingsford and formerly of Munising, died peacefully on Saturday morning, January 5, 2019 at the Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain following a courageous two-year battle with peritoneal cancer.  She was born on December 9, 1957 in Flint, Michigan to Arthur and Frankie “Bocky” (Thayer) LaFlamme.  Sand…

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    Leona Kangas

    Leona Kangas Munising Munising             Leona “Lee” Elizabeth Kangas, age 95, of Munising, died early Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019 at the Medilodge in Munising.  She was born on August 3, 1923 in Marquette, Michigan to Charles and Virginia (Belanger) Clark.  Leona worked as a seamstress in a dress factory in Marquette and then moved to Munising in 1946.  She met and married Paavo “Paul” Kangas on February 8,… …

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    Sandra Moulds

    Sandra Moulds Munising Munising             Sandra Lee Moulds, age 68, of Munising, died on Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019 at the Medilodge in Munising.  She was born on December 27, 1950 in Marquette to the late Willie and Dorothy (LaFave) Swajanen.  Sandy grew up on the family farm in Eben and graduated from Eben High School in 1969.  Sandy moved to Milwaukee with her cousin, Janet Tyner, and she worked at the Allen Bra…

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    Edward “Mike” Elavsky

    Edward “Mike” Elavsky With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss we are sad to announce the passing of Edward Arthur “Mike” Elavsky, 93, of Northfield, MN, and formerly of Westborough MA, Endwell, NY and Lost Lake, MI, who left us peacefully on September 21, 2018. Born in Munising, MI on March 4th, 1925, Ed was a Marine Corps Veteran who saw considerable action in the Pacific during World War Two, an Electrical Engineering graduate of Michigan Technological University, as well as a lifelo…

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    Joseph “Joe” Begovac

    Joseph “Joe” Begovac Trenary             Joseph William Begovac, age 64, of Trenary, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family, following a long battle with multiple sclerosis.  He was born on September 19, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph F. and Adah (Fitzgerald) Begovac.  At a young age, Joe’s family moved back to Trenary where he grew up playing with his four brothers and all of the …

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    Donald “Donny” Gatiss, Sr.

    Donald “Donny” Gatiss, Sr. Munising             Donald James “Donny” Gatiss, Sr., age 87, of Munising, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 surrounded by family at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.  He was born in Munising to the late John and Verna (Bauman) Gatiss.  Donny was a member of the Wm. G. Mather High School Class of 1949.  He entered the United States Navy on February 1, 1948.  Donny served in both the Kore…

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    Marjorie “Marj” Wallace

    Marjorie “Marj” Wallace Escanaba / Munising             Marjorie “Marj” Wallace, age 79, of Escanaba and formerly of Munising, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan.  She was born on September 29, 1938 in Buffalo, New York to the late Delbert and Marian (Gund) Dains.  Marj was a graduate of Jordan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.  She moved to Munising in 200…

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    Thomas “Tommy” Tyner

    Thomas “Tommy” Tyner Munising             Thomas “Tommy” Tyner, age 71, of Munising, died Thursday evening, September 6, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice, following a courageous battel with ALS.  He was born on April 19, 1947 in Munising, Michigan to the late Leo and Irma (Somerville) Tyner.  Tommy graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1965.  He entered the United State…

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    Harold Dennis “Denny” Short

    Harold Dennis “Denny” Short Deerton             Harold Dennis “Denny” Short, age 73, of Deerton, died unexpectedly at his home of a cardiac event on Friday, September 7, 2018.  He was born on September 20, 1944 in Marquette, MI to the late Cyrus and Louise (Richard) Short.  Denny grew up in Deerton, but after his father died while Denny was only four, his mother had to move the family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to find work.  …

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    Thomas Heinonen

    Thomas Heinonen Trenary Thomas Edward Heinonen, 85, died peacefully at his home in Trenary, Michigan on Tuesday morning September 12th surrounded by his family. He was born on August 1st, 1933 in Hancock, Michigan to George and Hannah (Naasko) Heinonen, and raised in Ironwood, Michigan. He attended Gogebic Community College and in 1956 married his wife of 60 years, Audrey Virginia Daavettila, in Zion IL. Tom graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1956 and they began their family. He r…

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    George Radcliffe

    George Radcliffe Frankfort, IL / Grand Marais, MI George D. Radcliffe, 71, of Frankfort, passed away September 12, 2018 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. George was born June 4, 1947 in Joliet, IL. He grew up in Lockport, where he was very active at the Fairmont Methodist Church and in the Lockport Porters band. He graduated from Joliet Junior College in 1969, and earned both his bachelor’s degree in 1972 and his master’s degree in 1979 from Illinois State University. George spent mo…

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    Patricia Masters

    Patricia Masters Munising Patricia Carol Masters, “Patty” to her friends, passed away on September 12, 2018, at the Medilodge Nursing Home in Munising.  She is survived by her children: Colleen ( Mitch) Skazalski, of Milford, Michigan, Kathleen (Steve) Sowa, of Munising, and Donald Masters and Gregg Masters, both also of Munising; as well as four grandchildren, Leslie Chidsey, Allison Masters, Brent Sowa, and Paige Sowa. Patty was a lifelong resident of Munising, born on December 26, 193…

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    Michael Schroeder

    Michael Schroeder             Michael “Mike” John Schroeder, age 73, of Munising, died on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.  He was born on November 9, 1944 in Munising to the late Joseph and Mary (Salo) Schroeder.  Mike graduated from Sacred Heart School and then Wm. G. Mather High School.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 until…        &nbs…

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    Virginia “Gina” Macurio

    Virginia “Gina” Macurio Munising             Virginia “Gina” (Dale) Macurio, age 76, of Munising, died on Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018 at U.P Health System Marquette.  She was born on April 25, 1942 in Munising to Arthur “Art” and Katherine “Kate” (Twork) Dale.  Gina graduated from Sacred Heart School and then Wm. G. Mather High School in 1960.  She went to work at Kimberly Clark as a data processor in… Munising &n…

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    Gerald “Jerry” Dusseault

    Gerald “Jerry” Dusseault Munising             Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Dusseault, age 78, of Munising, died Thursday afternoon, September 6, 2018 at U.P. Health System in Marquette.   He was born on November 20, 1939 in Lowell, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Katherine (O’Toole) Dusseault.  In high school, Jerry was a captain of the football team and played basketball and baseball.  He was also a member of the Nation…

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    Patricia Gamelin

    Patricia Gamelin Patricia Ann “Patti” (Boyak) Gamelin, 73, formerly of Munising,  passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018, in Marinette, WI,  surrounded by her family.   Patti was born on July 24, 1945, in Munising, Michigan, to Joseph and Mercedes (Brebner) Boyak.  Patti grew up in Munising, graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic School, and then Munising High school in 1963. She worked briefly in Milwaukee soon after graduation, for Jack Winters……

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    Donna Corp

    Donna Corp Munising             Donna (nee Paquin) Corp, age 82, of Munising, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.              Visitation will be at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Donna’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Chris Gardiner at Sacred Heart Church in Munising …

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    Robert “Bob” Storch, Sr.

    Robert “Bob” Storch, Sr. Robert “Bob” “Bobalou” Storch, Sr., age 69, of Trenary, died late Thursday, evening, August 30, 2018 at his home under the care of his loving family and North Woods Home Hospice.  He was born on October 8, 1948 in Marquette, Michigan to the late John and Elaine (LaLonde) Storch.  Bob grew up in Trenary and played High School Basketball for the Comets.  During his senior year, he entered into the United States Army where he honorably served in… Robert …

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    Gordon Smith, Sr.

    Gordon Smith, Sr. Munising             Gordon Lee Smith, Sr., age 78, of Munising, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday morning, August 26, 2018.  He was born in Yale, Michigan on December 13, 1939 to the late Elwood and Wilma (Schumacher) Smith.  After graduation from Yale High School in 1957, Gordon entered into the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Germany and was honorably discharged after his three years of…

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    Robert “Bob” Gatiss

    Robert “Bob” Gatiss Munising Robert “Bob” Gatiss, age 90, of Munising, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Medilodge in Munising. Bob was born May 16, 1928 in Munising, MI to John Howard and Verna (Bauman) Gatiss. Bob graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1946. Prior to graduation, he served in the Merchant Marines for two summers cruising the Great Lakes. He entered the U.S. Navy on July 27, 1950 where he served as an airplane mechanic in several utility squadrons. While with VU-10 squad…

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    Patricia “Patti” Gamelin

    Patricia “Patti” Gamelin Patricia Ann “Patti” (Boyak) Gamelin, 73, formerly of Munising,  passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018, in Marinette, WI,  surrounded by her family.   Patti was born on July 24, 1945, in Munising, Michigan, to Joseph and Mercedes (Brebner) Boyak.  Patti grew up in Munising, graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic School, and then Munising High school in 1963. She worked briefly in Milwaukee soon after graduation, for Jack Wi…

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    Richard “Dick” Beckwith

    Richard “Dick” Beckwith Munising  Richard A. “Dick” Beckwith, age 75, of Munising, died early Monday morning, August 20, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family.  Born November 13, 1942 in Ferndale, Michigan to the late Carroll “Carl” and Margaret “Beth” (Revord) Beckwith, Dick grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from Centerline High School in 1961. Early in his professional life Dick had many interesting jobs.  He worked as a roadie… Munising &nb…

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    William “Bill” LaCombe

    William “Bill” LaCombe Trenary William “Bill” K. LaCombe, age 97, of Trenary and Flushing, died on Friday evening, August 10, 2018 at the Cranberry Park Assisted Living in Clio.  Services will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church in Trenary on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Father Joseph Vandanoor will celebrate Bill’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at the Mathias Township Cemetery in… Tren…

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    Beverly Gariepy

    Beverly Gariepy AuTrain             Beverly Helen Louise Gariepy, age 83, of AuTrain, died unexpectedly at UP Health System in Marquette early Monday morning, August 6, 2018.  She was born on June 27, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Louise (Reiger) Huber.  Bev graduated from Luther High School.  She went to work at Lifschultz Fast Freight where she met and fell in love with Fran Gariepy.  They were mar…

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    Edward “Buck” Perry

    Edward “Buck” Perry Munising             Edward “Buck” Perry, Jr. age 91, of Munising, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  He was born to Edward and Eva (Bonner) Perry in Munising on October 17, 1926.  Buck grew up in Munising and attended school there.  He entered into the U.S. Navy and served during WWII  from September 21, 1944 until October 16, 1947.  While in the Navy, Buck…

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    Joseph “Joe” Roop

    Joseph “Joe” Roop Eben Junction             Joseph Ray Roop, age 61, of Eben, died unexpectedly at his home the result of a house fire on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  He was born in Topeka, Kansas on August 5, 1956 to the late Donald and Rosie Roop.  Joe’s family moved to Rumely in 1967 and he graduated from Eben High School in 1974.  He started working for Great Lakes Steel and then Empire Mine.  Joe entered into the Uni…

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    Norma Henninger

    Norma Henninger In Memory of Norma Alice Mazzali Henninger who was born in Munising on February 20, 1938 to William and Alice Mazzali.  Norma passed on February 28, 2018 from cancer.  Norma grew up in Munising and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1955.  Her life took her to California where she worked for Navy Special Services for over thirty years in San Diego.  It was there where she met and married Bill Henninger in May of 1986.  Norma retired from the N…

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    Lonnie Shellnut

    Lonnie Shellnut Munising             Lonnie Eugene Shellnut, age 63, of Munising, died at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 20, 1955 to the late Robert and Faye (Stanley) Shellnut.  The family moved to Michigan and Lonnie grew up in Royal Oak.  He graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School in 1…

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    Charles “Charlie” Reinhardt

    Charles “Charlie” Reinhardt Charles “Charlie” Joseph Reinhardt, age 89, of Trenary, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan.  He was born the oldest of seven children on April 2, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Cecil and Cecile (Tremblay) Reinhardt.  Charlie grew up in Detroit and graduated from Cass Tech High School.  He worked for Vickers and then served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952 as a radar man with the 235th field …

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    Stella Graves

    Stella Graves Munising             Stella D. Graves, age 89, of Munising, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Munising Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Stella was born on May 31, 1929 in Munising, Michigan to the late Joseph and Pauline (Galus) Kolbus.  Stella graduated from William G. Mather High School in 1948.  She then married Edwin C. Graves on September 25, 1948 and together raised their six children.&n…

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    Louise Ouellette Condit

    Louise Ouellette Condit Louise Janice Ouellette Condit, age 64, died on April 7, 2018 at Agrace Hospice Center in Madison, WI.   She was born to Richard and Carol (Frings) Ouellette in Milwaukee, WI on March 12, 1954.   Louise was an inspiration to all. She never met a stranger, and had many life long friends.  Louise always made you smile and always had a smile for you. Louise is survived by her mother – Carol Ouellette; daughters – Jessica Condit of Charleston, SC and Ka…

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    Elaine Bodell

    Elaine Bodell Bark River / Munising             Elaine Mary (nee Moe) Bodell, age 80, of Bark River and formerly of Munising, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Iron River Care Center in Iron River, Michigan. She was born on November 16, 1937 in Munising to the late Arneth and Sylvia (Pitkamaki) Moe.  Elaine grew up in Munising and was confirmed at Eden Lutheran Church in 1951 and graduated from Wm. G Mather High School in 19…

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    Charlene Bailey

    Charlene Bailey Munising / Westfield, PA             Charlene C. Bailey, age 84, of Munising and former longtime resident of Westfield, Pennsylvania, died following a brief illness early Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 at the Medilodge in Munising.  She was born on May 28, 1934 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Charles and Ruth (Niblack) Carter.  She married Dean Richardson and together they raised their three sons.  Charlene earne…

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    Jean Johns

    Jean Johns Wetmore             Jean Ann Johns, age 84, of Wetmore, died early Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018 at her home under the loving care of her family and Northwoods Home Hospice.   She was born in Gladstone, Michigan to William and Emma (Olson) Balko.  Jean’s family moved from Gladstone to Wetmore at a young age and she attended school in Wetmore.  She married Harold “Speed” Johns on November 4, 1950… Wetmor…

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    Nancy Kinnunen

    Nancy Kinnunen Munising Nancy Fay Kinnunen, age 79, of Munising, died Saturday morning, July 14, 2018 at Medilodge of Munising with her loving family at her side.  She was born on December 12, 1938 in Munising to John and Viola (Mackie) Posio and was raised at the family home at Forest Lake.  During high school, Nancy would travel to an island lodge in Canada with her Aunt Elma and Uncle John Lammi and they would cook for the guests.  It was there where Nancy learned her cookin…

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    Dorthy “Dodie” Kroupa-Anderson

    Dorthy “Dodie” Kroupa-Anderson Gwinn/AuTrain             Dorthy Mary “Dodie” Kroupa-Anderson, age 43, of Gwinn and formerly of AuTrain, died unexpectedly, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at UP Health Systems in Marquette following a chronic illness, surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was born in Pontiac, Michigan on February 20, 1975 to the late Zane and Mary (Reffruchinni) Kroupa.  Dodie grew up in AuTrain and then spent …