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John Thomas COLANTONIO

March 26, 1932 - August 21, 2016

John Thomas Colantonio, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, 84, of Marquette, died peacefully, stopping at the Rainbow Bridge to pick up his beloved Ben and continued his journey home on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2016, at his home, in the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. John was born on March 26, 1932 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, a son of the late...
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Charles J. DOWNS

December 22, 1915 - August 20, 2016

Charles James Downs, age 100, longtime Marquette resident, entered eternal life on August 20, 2016 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Charlie was born in Marquette, Michigan on December 22, 1915 to Timothy and Rachel (Beaudry) Downs. He graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1933. Charlie worked for Beyer's Brothers General Contracting as their bookkeeper after high school. He...
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Lowell Alexander LaMORA

July 5, 1921 - August 20, 2016

Lowell Alexander LaMora, 95, of Marquette, died Saturday afternoon, August 20, 2016 in the Hospice Suite at UP Health System Marquette while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born July 5, 1921 in Marquette, a son of the late Frank T. and Emily (Bordeau) LaMora and was a lifelong area resident. Lowell served in the US Army and was a WWII veteran. He was employed with Marquette...
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Nancy D. LARSON

August 15, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Nancy D. Larson, 77, formerly of National Mine, Ishpeming and Gwinn, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehab in Hubbell, Michigan. Nancy was born on December 10, 1938 in Ishpeming, a daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Paull) Larson and was a lifelong area resident. She was very involved with The Salvation Army for many years. Surviving are numerous...
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Karen I. Bielawski

October 26, 1938 - August 11, 2016

Karen I. Bielawski, 77, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, August 11, 2016 at Mill Creek Assisted Living in Marquette with her loving family at her side and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Karen was born on October 26, 1938 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, a daughter of Frank and Orel (Parker) Keith. She had resided in Marquette since 2013. For many years, Karen was employed at...
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Willard E. HAUTAMAKI

May 22, 1943 - August 11, 2016

Willard E. Hautamaki, 73, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, August 11, 2016 at his residence. Willard was born on May 22, 1943 in Munising, Michigan, a son of the late Eino and Ethel (Higby) Hautamaki. He was a graduate of Eben High School and later proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Willard worked as a carpenter all of his life, both in the union trades and also self...
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Catherine Laura SHUDRA

August 10, 2016

Catherine Laura Shudra, 64, of Ishpeming, passed away Wednesday night, August 10, 2016 at UP Health System- Marquette. She was surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Laura had a giving spirit. She spent her life raising her four children while actively pursuing her PhD in counseling to be able to help others in need. She worked for Florida Public Schools as...
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Patricia Marie TAYLOR

June 29, 1937 - July 31, 2016

Patricia Marie Taylor, age 79 of 1612 Gray St., Marquette, passed away July 31, 2016 at UP Health System-Marquette Emergency Room of an aortic aneurysm. Born to Leonardo and Mary Asunta Velenzia Vicario on June 29, 1937, she graduated from Ishpeming High School class of 1955. Patricia continued her education at NMU while struggling to raise her children. Former past president of the American...
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Patrick Neil CHAPMAN

August 25, 1950 - July 28, 2016

Beloved father, grandfather, brother, friend and Muslim brother, Patrick Neil Chapman passed away on July 28, 2016 at the age of 65 at Mather Nursing Center where he was for rehabilitation services. Patrick was a kind hearted, spiritual Muslim and family man that left behind a large family. He has two brothers, Michael Chapman, 69 of Lansing and Thomas Chapman, 68 of Big Bay; a sister,...
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Jane Elizabeth ROBERT

January 18, 1942 - July 28, 2016

Jane E. Robert, 74, passed away Thursday morning, July 28, 2016 at U.P. Health System-Marquette after a brief illness. Jane was born on January 18, 1942 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Leo and Loretta (Bureau) Robert and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Marquette Public Schools. Jane was formerly employed by Forsberg Flowers in Marquette. In her free time, she loved...
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Mary Ellen BELMORE

December 16, 1920 - July 26, 2016

Mary Ellen Belmore, 95, entered eternal life July 26, 2016 at UP Health System Marquette after a lengthy illness. Born to James and Mary (Graff) Fagan, she graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in the class of 1938. Mary Ellen worked for Cohodas Brothers early in her life then married Benjamin Belmore and moved to Camden, New Jersey where her first son, Richard was born. They moved back to...
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Jeanette Evelyn DesJARDINS

December 21, 1920 - July 25, 2016

Jeanette Evelyn DesJardins, 95, of Marquette, passed to the Hands of the Lord Monday morning, July 25, 2016, in the presence of her family and the angels at Norlite Nursing Center. Jeanette was born on December 21, 1920 in Marquette to the late John F. and Mabel F. (L'Huillier) Cooney and was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1939 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School. Jeanette was formerly...
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Wayne Charles AMUNDSEN

July 20, 2016

Wayne Charles Amundsen, 82, of Marquette, passed away from cardiac arrest on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Marquette Michigan. Wayne was born in Chicago, Illinois to Cecelia (Kuczma) and Olaf Amundsen. He graduated from Tuley High School in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa from 1954-56 and returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Janet Rogers in 1957. They lived in...
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Richard Alex RUSSELL

March 10, 1931 - July 9, 2016

Richard Alex Russell, 85, of Rock, died Saturday morning, July 9, 2016, at the Mill Creek Assisted Living Facility in Marquette. He was born in Daggett, Michigan on March 10, 1931, a son of Alex and Amanda (Carlson) Russell. He grew up in Northland and attended the Gwinn Schools. In 1955 he married Leona (Guntly Perkins). Richard worked for the Marquette County Road Commission in Skandia...
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Agnes C. GREEN

June 14, 1922 - July 9, 2016

Agnes Clara (Parent) Green, of Marquette, passed away Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 at the Norlite Nursing Center shortly following her 94th birthday. She was born on June 14, 1922 to William and Leah (Goodreau) Parent in Marquette. As part of a large family, she busied herself helping with her siblings and working at the family grocery store in her early years. She married Robert G. Green on...
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John Thomas NOBLE

March 1, 1988 - July 8, 2016

John Thomas Noble, 28, of Marquette, died Friday morning, July 8, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin as the result of an accident. John was born on March 1, 1988 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a son of Jack and Lynne Noble. He was a graduate of North Star Academy in Marquette and attended the NMU School of Welding. He was employed by Iron Workers Local No. 8. John shared a beautiful light everywhere...
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Paul E. OLIVIER

July 17, 1924 - July 2, 2016

Paul E. Olivier, 91, a lifelong resident, died peacefully Saturday morning, July 2, 2016 at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Born in 1924 to George and Gertrude Olivier, he graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1941. He attended a year of college before going into the service and was a World War II Army Air Corp. veteran. ...
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Audrey Ann WUORENMAA

April 11, 1929 - June 23, 2016

Audrey Ann Wuorenmaa, 87, of Ishpeming, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 23, 2016, at UP Health System Bell. She was born April 11, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late James and Esther (Hill) Morrall. The family moved to Champion during the great depression for work and later returned to Detroit. Years later, she returned to the UP to settle in Ishpeming. On April 2, 1949...
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John C. MINGAY

November 14, 1926 - June 21, 2016

John C. "Jack" Mingay, 89, of Marquette, died early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016 at U.P. Health System-Marquette surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born on November 14, 1926 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, a son of the late Charles J. and Belle (Harris) Mingay and was a 1944 graduate of Sault High School. Jack proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. After his...
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Timothy James McQUADE

July 8, 1954 - June 16, 2016

Timothy James McQuade, 61, of Big Bay, died unexpectedly, following an illness, at his home, Thursday, June 16, 2016. A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 beginning at 1 p.m. at W3475 Lighthouse Road, Big Bay. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com
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John R. ELLMAN

May 17, 1959 - June 13, 2016

John R. Ellman, 57, of Gwinn, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at his home. John was born on May 17, 1959 in Ishpeming, one of eight children born to John W. and Elaine M. (Ketola) Ellman. He attended the Gwinn Schools system. John worked at numerous jobs over the years, most of them as a handyman and scrapper in the scrap metal industry. In his free time he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and...
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Donald James FAUGHT

November 10, 1927 - June 10, 2016

Donald James Faught, 88, a resident of the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, died peacefully, Friday evening, June 10, 2016, following a lengthy illness. He was born November 10, 1927, in Alma, Michigan, a son of the late Earl W. and Mattie J. (Garrity) Faught. In 1944, as a sophomore at Alma High School, he was a member of the undefeated track team, competing in the quarter mile. In1946 he...
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Richard W. PALM

November 16, 1961 - June 5, 2016

Richard W. "Richie" Palm, 54, of Gwinn and formerly of Negaunee, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016. A lifelong Marquette County resident, Richie was born on November 16, 1961 in Ishpeming and was a Negaunee High School graduate. He was employed in the family business, The Honda Shop of Marquette for many years as a small engine mechanic. On September 23, 1983, Richie married the former...
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Albertine Marie MITCHELL

October 22, 1970 - June 5, 2016

Albertine Marie "Tina" Mitchell, 45, of Princeton, passed away Sunday morning, June 5, 2016 at UP Health System- Marquette after a brief illness. Tina was born October 22, 1970 in Marquette, MI. She was the daughter of Boyne Mitchell and the late Renee Mitchell. Tina worked several years as a cosmetologist and loved the art of creating a new hairstyle or color. In order to spend more time...
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Patrick John ARMATTI

September 3, 1944 - June 3, 2016

Patrick John Armatti, 71, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Friday morning, June 3, 2016 at his home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice following a lengthy illness. He was born September 3, 1944, in Marquette, a son of Battista and Edith (Storti) Armatti. He was a Gwinn High School graduate and a lifelong area resident. Pat served in the US Navy as a landing...
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Lucille M. ONTTO

November 14, 1930 - May 31, 2016

Lucille M. Ontto, 85, of Gwinn, passed away Tuesday evening, May 31, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lucille was born on November 14, 1930 in Lathrop, Michigan, a daughter of the late Thorval and Janey (Tappenden) Hansen and attended Rock High School. On February 24, 1951, Lucille married Leonard K. Ontto in Gladstone and together they raised their daughter, Cheryl in...
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Cora Ida LEMIEUX

August 19, 1941 - May 28, 2016

Cora Ida Lemieux, 74, of Marquette, died peacefully Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Mill Creek Assisted Living Facility in Marquette while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. She was born August 19, 1941 in Sands Township, Michigan, a daughter of the late Lee and Bernice (Jensen) Tolman. Cora married Francis J. Lemieux, Sr. and through his career as a US Navy officer the couple and their...
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V. Kay HODGINS

November 6, 1932 - May 27, 2016

Verle Kay Hodgins, (Swenor, nee Malmgren), 83, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, surrounded by her loving family. Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Dementia in 2012. We were fortunate that she was so full of life and had a fantastic sense of humor; she knew her children, grandchildren and friends and loved spending time visiting...
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Geraldine HOSKING

September 29, 1944 - May 21, 2016

Geraldine "Gerry" Hosking, 71, of Negaunee, passed away Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 with her fiancé and daughter by her side and family and friends close by. She was under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Gerry was born in Detroit on September 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Edwin and Dorothy (Smith) Hosking and was a 1962 graduate of Brighton High School. Gerry graduated from...
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Robert John BEAUCHAMP

January 7, 1924 - May 20, 2016

Robert John Beauchamp, 92, of Marquette, died peacefully Friday morning, May 20, 2016 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. He was born January 7, 1924, in Whitney, Michigan, the son of the late Homer and Amanda (Morin) Beauchamp. He was a 1942 graduate of Kingsford High School and attended Ferris State University for three...
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Connie M. OJANIEMI

November 18, 1948 - May 19, 2016

Connie M. Ojaniemi, 67, of Beaver Grove, passed away Thursday morning, May 19, 2016 at her home. Connie was born on November 18, 1948 in Crystal Falls, MI, to the late Wallace and Verle (Greenland) Routheaux. She married Larry Ojaniemi, Jr. on November 18, 1966 in Ontonagon, MI. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey and was also active in the Senior Center. Connie...
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Shirley W. ORTEZ

February 9, 1935 - May 19, 2016

Shirley W. Ortez, 81, of Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 19, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memories of Shirley may be shared at canalefuneral.com.
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Ronald Franklin GUIDEBECK

November 10, 1932 - May 14, 2016

Ronald Franklin Guidebeck, 83, of Big Bay, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at UP Health System -Marquette following a brief illness. Ron was born on November 10, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, a son of the late Theodore and Florence (Sharp) Guidebeck. He worked as an underground miner for many years including the Tracy Mine, the Tilden Mine as well as other mines owned and operated by...
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Anna Mae COLLINS

October 25, 1922 - May 12, 2016

Anna "Mae" Collins, 93, of Ishpeming, died peacefully, Thursday morning, May 12, 2016 at the Mather Nursing Center. She was born October 25, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William E. and Anna Maria (Tausand) Freeman. On January 25, 1958 she married George Collins in Baraga, Michigan. Anna Mae was a member of the Ishpeming VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Bethany Lutheran...
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Staci Lyn FORTIN

September 14, 1971 - May 10, 2016

Staci Lyn Fortin, age 44, beloved and cherished daughter of Colleen Pascoe, passed away May 9, 2016 in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. Staci was born September 14, 1971 to Allen Wm. Fortin Sr. and Colleen (Fitzpatrick-Fortin) Pascoe. She grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1989. She attended cosmetology school, Northern Michigan University for computer programming...
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Zachary R. HOLMES

December 28, 1987 - May 10, 2016

Zachary R. Holmes, 28, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Marquette. Zach was born on December 28, 1987 in Marquette and was a 2006 graduate of Gwinn High School. He was formerly employed at ACN in Gwinn and as a clerk at Cenex and Lowe's. In his free time, Zach enjoyed hanging out with his dog, Benji, fishing and going to the beach. A very sociable person, Zach was always...
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Pauline A. VICENZI

January 31, 1945 - May 8, 2016

Pauline A. "Polly" Vicenzi, 71, of Marquette, peacefully entered eternal life Sunday afternoon, May 8, 2016 at U.P. Health System- Marquette surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Polly was born on January 31, 1945 in West Branch, Michigan, a daughter of the late Lyle and Vera (White) Wilcox and was a 1963 graduate of West Branch High School. She was a former member of Job's...
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Mary B. McHENRY

February 13, 1955 - May 7, 2016

Mary B. McHenry, 61, of Gwinn, passed away Saturday morning, May 7, 2016 at her home with her husband by her side. She was born February 13, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a daughter of William and Gloria (Piper) Perron. Mary worked for several years as a claims processor for Blue Cross Blue Shield. She is survived by her husband, Dale McHenry; mother, Gloria Perron; brother, Ronnie Perron;...
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Diane L. MANKAMYER

February 5, 1943 - May 7, 2016

Diane L. Mankamyer, 73, of 310 Lost Creek Drive, Marquette Township, died on Saturday evening, May 7, 2016. Diane was born on February 5, 1943, in Akron, OH and was adopted by her paternal grandparents, Richard and Lucille Mankamyer. She was a 1961 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC. Diane later completed several courses at Northern Michigan University, where she worked for...
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Robert M. CLEARY

January 3, 1958 - April 25, 2016

Robert M. "Bob" Cleary, 58, of Ishpeming, formerly of Marquette, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home. Bob was born on January 3, 1958 in Marquette, a son of the late William J. and Ruth (Ranta) Cleary. He is survived by a sister, Paulette (Paul) Yelle of California; sister-in-law, Tess Cleary of Marquette; an aunt, Margaret (Perry) Jeanson of Marquette; also surviving are nieces and...
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Suzette Marie TRUCKEY

May 16, 1935 - April 25, 2016

Suzette Marie Truckey, 80, formerly of Marquette passed away peacefully on April 25, 2016 at the Solvay House Hospice in Duluth, Minnesota following a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease for many years. Suzette, better known as Sue, the only child of Dalton and Alma (Gagnon) Gollinger, was born in Munising on May 16, 1935. She graduated from Mather High School in 1953 and then received...
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Arthur L. COLE, Jr.

August 26, 1935 - April 17, 2016

Arthur L. Cole, 80, of Ishpeming, passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, April 17, 2016, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans where he had resided for the past two years. He was born August 26, 1935 in Stoneham, MA, a son of the late Arthur and Mildred (Sweet) Cole, Sr. Art served in the USAF for 20 years retiring as an inventory management supervisor in 1977 from the KI Sawyer AFB in Gwinn...
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George Vitalis CHICONSKY

December 18, 1924 - April 14, 2016

George Vitalis Chiconsky, 91, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, April 14, 2016 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. He was born December 18, 1924, in Marquette, a son of the late Vitalis and Alfreda (Johnson) Chiconsky and was a lifelong area resident. George was a WWII veteran and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre while in the US Navy. On June 8, 1946 he married Elaine...
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Vence Everett CURTIS

May 7, 1928 - April 13, 2016

Vence Everett Curtis, 87, of Gwinn, formerly of Pontiac, Michigan, died peacefully at home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born May 7, 1928 in Hector, Arkansas, a son of the late Samuel H. and Myrtle (Rash) Curtis. On July 24, 1954 he married Emma Lee McCarty in Angola, Indiana and she preceded him in death on May 25, 2011. Vence was a WWII...
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Abel J. ALEXANDER, Jr.

December 24, 1926 - April 12, 2016

Abel J. Alexander, Jr., 89, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Tuesday morning, April 12, 2016 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. He was born December 24, 1926 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, a son of the late Abel J. and Esther (DeJuliannie) Alexander. Abel was a US Army veteran serving from 1945 to 1947. He served as a warehouse foreman in Austria and earned a Victory Medal and Army of Occupation...
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Clayton E. PAYMENT

June 30, 1921 - April 10, 2016

Clayton E. Payment, 94, of Marquette, passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, April 10, 2016 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living with his loving family at his side and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Clayton was born on June 30, 1921 at Baltimore, Maryland, a son of the late Thomas and Alice (Maleport) Payment. He was a 1939 graduate of Sault Ste. Marie High School and then...
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Dorothy Ann COLLINS

August 29, 1930 - April 9, 2016

Dorothy Ann Collins, age 85, passed away on April 9, 2016. Her family was by her side. Dorothy had been under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Dorothy was born August 29, 1930 in Negaunee Michigan, the daughter of the late Henry and Alma (Kangas) Hill. She spent her early years in Michigan and Oregon, going to school and developing a serious passion for ice skating. During her High...
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Henry August ASCHAUER

February 23, 1921 - April 5, 2016

Henry August Aschauer, 95, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. He was born February 23, 1921, in Springfield, Illinois, a son of the late Dr. Henry and Eva (Reisch) Aschauer. Henry attended Marquette University earning a Bachelor's degree. He worked for many years in the insurance industry until his retirement in...
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Elizabeth Jean TAIRA

July 24, 1955 - April 4, 2016

Elizabeth "Sue" Jean Taira, 60, of L'Anse, died Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016, at the Cypress Manor Health & Rehab Center in Hancock, Michigan following a lengthy illness. She was born July 24, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late Marshall and Mary (Sadowski) Taira. Sue moved to the L'Anse area in 2008 and had resided there since. She worked various jobs through the years, but...
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Michael S. PAP

July 24, 1920 - April 1, 2016

Dr. Michael S Pap, 95, entered eternal life on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where he had resided since November 2008. Michael was born July 24, 1920 near Uzhorod, Carpatho-Ukraine. He earned his Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 1948 and worked as legal counselor for the International Refugee Organization until 1949 when he made his way to America...
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Paul L. WUORENMAA

September 23, 1924 - March 30, 2016

Paul L. Wuorenmaa, 91, of Ishpeming, died peacefully Wednesday evening, March 30, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with his family by his side. He was born September 23, 1924 in Ishpeming, the youngest of 10 children to the late John and Josephine (Plukka) Wuorenmaa and was a lifelong area resident. Paul was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army Air Corp with the 24th...
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Evelyn K. SMITH

November 7, 1930 - March 20, 2016

Evelyn K. (Evie) Smith, 85, of Marquette entered eternal life Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she resided a short while. Evie was born In Munising, Michigan on November 7, 1930. She had eight siblings and often spoke of the wonderful times they shared. She was very involved with her family and so enjoyed spending time with her siblings, nieces & nephews....
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Melanie J. CHICONSKY

August 29, 1953 - March 20, 2016

Melanie J. Chiconsky, 62, of Marquette, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016, at her home from complications of bulbar onset ALS. Her loving and devoted husband was by her side and she was under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Melanie was born on August 29, 1953 in Iron River, Michigan, a daughter of the late Joseph "Toots" and Amelia (Shepich) Stanchina. She was raised in Iron...
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Brenda Dawn SAVOLA

April 13, 1947 - March 18, 2016

Brenda Dawn Savola, 68, of Gwinn, died peacefully Friday morning, March 18, 2016, at her home, with her family. She was born April 13, 1947 in Mancelona, Michigan, a daughter of the late William and Clara (Webb) Bowman. Brenda moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1968 residing in Palmer. In 1988 she married Earl Robert Savola in Munising. Brenda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren,...
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Cheryl L. PEIFFER

July 26, 1962 - March 14, 2016

Cheryl L. Peiffer, 53, of Gwinn, passed away Monday afternoon, March 14, 2016 at UP Health System- Marquette with her family by her side. She was born July 26, 1962, in Lynn, Massachusetts, a daughter of Leonard and Gladys (Thorner) Saindon and was a 1980 graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Cheryl was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving as an inventory specialist and was stationed at...
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Carolyn Jo DORAN

March 3, 1950 - March 13, 2016

C. Jo Doran, born Carolyn Maltas of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, passed away on March 13, 2016 after a long struggle with breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Jule (Worfel) Maltas; her son, Brandon Edward Suggitt; her husband, Thomas James Doran; and her brother-in-law, Nelson Lyle Shellenbarger. Born in 1950 to Jule Loreen and Harold Joseph Maltas, Jo spent the...
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Eugene Terrance LaCHAPPELLE

August 17, 1928 - March 10, 2016

Eugene Terrance LaChappelle, 87, of Big Bay, died peacefully, Thursday evening, March 10, 2016 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while also under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born August 17, 1928 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, a son of the late Archie and Marie (Gardipee) LaChappelle and was raised in Niagara, WI. Eugene joined the Merchant Marines during WWII, at an early...
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Tammy Sue CONSTANCE

September 18, 1960 - March 7, 2016

Tammy Sue Constance, 55, of Marquette, died Monday afternoon, March 7, 2016 at UP Health System Marquette following a brief illness. She was born September 18, 1960 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy (Brewer) Trezona. She was a 1979 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and was a lifelong area resident. Tammy married Benjamin Constance on October 15, 1983 in Marquette. ...
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Kimberly D. PLEAUGH

August 29, 1958 - February 25, 2016

Kimberly D. Pleaugh, 57, of Marquette, passed away in her sleep at her residence on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Kim was born on August 29, 1958 in Marquette and was a 1976 graduate of Gwinn High School. Kim loved to garden and was known for her pies and homemade soups. In her earlier years she was employed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. As a teenager, Kim was involved in...
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Glen F. MORGAN

February 11, 1919 - February 24, 2016

Glen Frank Morgan, 97, of Highlands Ranch, CO and formerly of Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at his home in Highlands Ranch surrounded by his loving family. Glen enjoyed a full and loving life with his wife Margaret. They recently celebrated 70 years of marriage on January 12, 2016. Born on February 11, 1919 in Stambaugh, MI, Glen was a graduate of Graveraet High School...
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Kim Marie EMARD

September 30, 1962 - February 23, 2016

Kim Marie (Danko) Emard, 53, of Marquette, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at her home, with her children by her side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Kim was born September 30, 1962 in Manistique to George J. and Sally E. (Anderson) Danko. She graduated from Manistique High School in 1979. She worked for Marquette General Hospital in the dietary department and...
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Gerald Eugene PELFREE

June 8, 1937 - February 19, 2016

Gerald Eugene Pelfree died Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette, MI. Gerald (Jerry) was born on June 8, 1937 in Bloomington, IN, a son of the late Harless and Lovie Pelfree. He joined the military on Nov 22, 1955 and on Jan 19, 1973 he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Fire Protection Aircraft Rescue Specialist. His career in the military took him to Galena...
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John T. VEIHT

March 16, 1921 - February 18, 2016

John T. 'Jack' Veiht, 94, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 18, 2016 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living with his loving family at his side and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Jack was born on March 16, 1921 in Shakopee, Minnesota, the son of Theodore and Louise (Mahowald) Veiht. He was a 1937 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School and then attended two...
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Alexander Cameron McPHEE

February 25, 1934 - February 17, 2016

Alexander Cameron McPhee passed away in his home, surrounded by loved ones on February 17, 2016. Al was born February 25, 1934 to Alexander (Sandy) McPhee and Jessie Rankine in Falkirk, Scotland. On May 17, 1958 he married Isobel Baird in Saline, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Isobel; a brother, Rankine McPhee; sister, Moira Sinclair; and their families in Scotland. He is also...
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Thelma J. OCTALUK

October 30, 1934 - February 16, 2016

Thelma J. "T.J." Octaluk, 81, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday morning, February 16, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. T.J. was born on October 30, 1934 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Edward F. and Naomi B. (Doughtry) Sullivan. She was a graduate of Harlandale High School in San Antonio, Texas and had resided in this area for over 40 years,...
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Robert Froling WILSON

November 6, 1930 - February 13, 2016

Robert Froling Wilson, 85, of Marquette, passed away Saturday evening February 13, 2016 at Alpine View Lodge in Alpine, California after an illness of over a year. His loving wife and daughter were at his side. Robert had been under hospice care since October 1, 2015. Bob was born on November 6, 1930 in Marquette, a son of the late Lowell and Abby (Froling) Wilson and was a lifelong Marquette...
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Catherine GRADY

November 20, 1935 - February 13, 2016

Catherine "Kay" Grady, 80, of Marquette, passed away Saturday morning, February 13, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Kay was born November 20, 1935 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Howard and Alverna (LaMora) Reynolds and was a lifelong Marquette resident. She was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School. On January 2, 1954, Kay...
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Elwin L. BELL

October 7, 1927 - February 9, 2016

Elwin L. Bell, 88, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, February 9, 2016 at U.P. Health System-Marquette in the loving care of his family. Elwin was born on October 7, 1927 in Marquette to Elwin W. and Ruth (O'Neill) Bell and was a lifelong Marquette resident. He attended Marquette Public Schools completing 11th grade and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 6, 1945...
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Brenda BARNHART

May 17, 1951 - February 7, 2016

Brenda Coleen Barnhart, 64, of Marquette died Sunday afternoon, February 7, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona after a lengthy battle with Lymphoma. She was born May 17, 1951 in Laurium, MI, the daughter of the late Robert and Evelyn (Codere) Buzzo. She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubble High School in 1969. On September 20, 1969 she married Paul Barnhart of Hancock. In 1979 they moved from Hancock...
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Brenda BARNHART

February 7, 2016

Brenda Barnhart, 64, of Harvey, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Phoenix, Arizona in the loving care of her family. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.
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Bruce David EDDY

August 13, 1938 - February 7, 2016

Bruce David Eddy, 77, of Marquette, passed into eternal life under the exceptional care of Lake Superior Hospice while surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 13, 1938 in Detroit, a son of the late Leroy and Ruth (Larabell) Eddy. On February 17, 1962 he married Kathleen Carrigan in Hazel Park, Michigan. Bruce worked a variety of jobs overcoming several obstacles in his life to...
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Harold E. ST.ARNAULD

November 21, 1924 - February 7, 2016

Harold E. St. Arnauld, 91, of Marquette, passed away Sunday morning, February 7, 2016 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Memory Care with his family by his side and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Harold was born on November 21, 1924 in Iron Mountain, a son of the late Louis and Alma (Larsen) St. Arnauld. He received a degree in Personnel Management from Ripon College in...
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Fredrick L. JOHNSON

May 3, 1943 - February 4, 2016

Fredrick Lyle Johnson, 72, of Marquette, was taken to Heaven on February 4, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital-Milwaukee-West Allis in Milwaukee. Fred was born on May 3, 1943 in Marquette to the late Lyle and Frances (Barbiere) Johnson. He was employed by The Mining Journal and Norlite Nursing Center. He also served in the Marquette National Guard. Fred was an avid fisherman and hunter and...
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Patricia Mary TERNUS

December 5, 1924 - February 3, 2016

Patricia "Pat" Mary Ternus, 91, of Marquette, died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Memory Care Unit while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. She was born December 5, 1924 in Chugwater, Wyoming, the eldest of five children born to Edmund F. and Agnes L. Green. Patty and her family moved from Chugwater to Omaha, Nebraska in 1934,...
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Betty A. HALTERMAN

July 4, 1933 - February 1, 2016

Betty A. Halterman, 82, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Monday evening, February 1, 2016 at her daughter's home in the presence of her family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Betty was born on July 4, 1933 in Montreal, Canada, a daughter of the late Frederick and Edith (Clarke) Jones. On February 14, 1961, Betty married Bruce Stedman Wightman in Las Vegas, Nevada and he preceded her...
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Betty J. BARBER

September 2, 1913 - January 30, 2016

Betty J. Barber, 102, of Marquette, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2016 surrounded by her family at UP Health System- Marquette. Betty was born on September 2, 1913 in Marquette and was a lifelong Upper Peninsula resident. Betty was formerly employed as a secretary to the Dean of the School of Arts and Science at Northern Michigan University, retiring from there in 1978. She was...
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Patricia DIXON

December 27, 1922 - January 29, 2016

Patricia Kepler "Pat" Dixon, 93, of Marquette, passed away Friday morning, January 29, 2016 at her home in the presence of her loving niece and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Pat was born on December 27, 1922 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Eugene and Pearl (Bruno) Kepler and had lived here most of her life. She was a 1940 graduate of Graveraet High School and a 1964...
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Joseph F. BRZEZINSKI

May 16, 1963 - January 18, 2016

Dr. Joseph F. Brzezinski, 52, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, January 18, 2016 at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. Joe was born on May 16, 1963 in Detroit, a son of Philip and Catherine (Hill) Brzezinski. He grew up in Marlette, MI where he graduated from Marlette High School in 1981. He was a 1985 graduate of Alma College...
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Michael Allan KETO

October 26, 1950 - January 17, 2016

Michael Allan "Bar Stool" Keto, 65, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, January 17, 2016 at his residence due to an ongoing heart condition. Mike was born on October 26, 1950 in Marquette to Theodore "Ted" and Jeanette (Cooney) Keto and had been a lifelong Marquette resident. He was a 1968 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and in 1969; Mike enlisted with the U.S....
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Margaret Catherine GAUTHIER

January 26, 1923 - January 16, 2016

Margaret Catherine Gauthier, 92, of 1664 Westman Road, Little Lake, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at OSF Hospital in Escanaba leaving her children at her bedside to be greeted in heaven with open arms by the love of her life and husband Robert Gauthier. Margaret was born on January 26, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John Roy and Barbara (Grimes) Roy. After a difficult childhood, her...
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Mildred HART

July 5, 1923 - January 15, 2016

Mildred Delores (Perry) Hart, 92, of Gwinn, passed away Friday evening, January 15, 2016 surrounded by her family and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice at UP Health System Marquette. Mildred was born on July 5, 1923 in Munising to the late Edward and Gertrude (Roberts) Perry. She married Philip R. Hart in Munising on July 5, 1947. Philip and Mildred lived in the Negaunee and Gwinn...
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Linda K. Cole OPPERMAN

February 13, 1972 - January 13, 2016

Linda K. Cole Opperman, 43, of Gwinn, died early Wednesday morning January 13, 2016 at her home. She was born February 13, 1972 on Ramstein AFB, Germany, a daughter of James R. and Mary K. (Kolb) Cole. In her youth, Linda lived in various places while her father served in the US Air Force, finally settling in Gwinn. She was a 1991 graduate of Gwinn High School and completed the cosmetology...
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Ronald Joseph DEITER

March 27, 1943 - January 12, 2016

Ronald Joseph Deiter, 73, of Marquette, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2016. He was born March 27, 1943 in Escanaba, a son of the late Harold E. and Eunice E. (Clement) Deiter. Ron was raised in Gaastra and was a 1961 graduate of Stambaugh High School. On June 19, 1971 he married Susan Aho in the First Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Ron...
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Elizabeth P. GAUTHIER

November 26, 1952 - January 9, 2016

Elizabeth "Betsy" Gauthier, 63, of Little Lake, passed away Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Betsy was born on November 26, 1952 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Theodore and Blanche (Crinklaw) Sharkey from Little Lake and lived in the Little Lake area all of her life. Betsy worked for...
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Joyce Marie BEAUCHAMP

April 4, 1924 - January 9, 2016

Joyce Marie (Ellsworth) Beauchamp, age 91, of Marquette and formerly of Deerton, passed away on Saturday morning, January 9, 2016 at Brookridge Heights. Mrs. Beauchamp was born on April 4, 1924 in Marquette to the late John and Sarah K. (O'Neill) Ellsworth. A 1941 graduate of Graveraet High School, she received a diploma of nursing from Mercy College in Detroit in 1945. In 1946, she married...
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Lois E. Jacobson THURSTON

January 30, 1936 - January 6, 2016

Lois E. Jacobson Thurston, 79, of Princeton, died Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at her home. She was born January 30, 1936, in Princeton, a daughter of the late Onnie and Senja (Maki) Ketola and was a lifelong area resident. Lois worked as a clerk at the Princeton Post Office and bartender at the Gwinn VFW Post 5670. She also worked for at time at Porky's Party Store and Gwinn Floral. ...
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Wayne E. KERN

June 25, 1944 - January 5, 2016

Wayne E. Kern, 71, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday morning, January 5, 2016 at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. A private graveside service will take place at a later date at the Park Cemetery. The family is pleased to greet relatives and friends at their home in Harvey. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is serving the Kern family where...
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John Scott SONAGLIA

February 8, 1956 - January 3, 2016

John S. Sonaglia, 59, of Marquette, passed away Sunday morning, January 3, 2016 at his family home as a result of a home fire. John was born on February 8, 1956 in Marquette, a son of the late Paul and Janet (Guilland) Sonaglia and had been a Marquette resident most of his life. He was a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and had attended Northern Michigan University. John began his...
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Wolfgang Hans Hermann ANDEL

July 7, 1952 - January 3, 2016

Wolfgang Hans Hermann Andel, 63, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, January 3, 2016. He had been ill for the past nine months. Wolfgang was born on July 7, 1952 in Darmstadt, West Germany, a son of the late Hans Josef and Waultraud (Klug) Andel. He served for eight years in Giessen, Germany with the German Army, serving as an LPN nurse in a field hospital. Prior...
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William M. FOWLER

June 27, 1935 - December 30, 2015

William M. Fowler, 80, of Gwinn, died peacefully, December 30, 2015, at his home, with his loving family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born June 27, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Everett and Augusta (Van Wassenhove) Fowler and raised there. William served in the US Army from 1955 to 1960. As an adult, William lived in various places and worked a...
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William M. FOWLER

June 27, 1935 - December 30, 2015

William M. Fowler, 80, of Gwinn, died peacefully, December 30, 2015, at his home, with his loving family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born June 27, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Everett and Augusta (Van Wassenhove) Fowler and raised there. William served in the US Army from 1955 to 1960. As an adult, William lived in various places and worked a...
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Dixie Lee LOWDEN

April 14, 1948 - December 23, 2015

Dixie Lee Lowden, age 67, of Little Lake, passed away on December 23, 2015 in her home after a very long struggle with cancer. She was under the loving care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice at the time of her death. She was born on April 14, 1948 in Negaunee to Reno and Ella Hiisala. Dixie lived in the Upper Peninsula for the majority of her life where she was a bartender...
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Mark Andrew WELTER

June 2, 1965 - December 21, 2015

Mark Andrew Welter, 50, of Marquette, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. Mark was born on June 2, 1965 in State College, PA, the fifth and youngest child of Raymond Francis and Patricia (Hanneman) Welter. He attended William Allen Senior High School in Allentown, PA and moved to Southern California after graduation. He was an U.S. Armed Forces Veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine...
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Kevin Jon SAARI

February 21, 1966 - December 20, 2015

Kevin J. Saari, 49, of Waupun, Wisconsin, formerly of Marquette, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Manor Care in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where he was a patient for several months. Kevin was born on February 21, 1966 in Hancock, Michigan and graduated from Marquette Senior High School. He was employed for 20 years by Quad Graphics in Fond du Lac and in his spare time, enjoyed wood crafting...
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Derek John KOEPP

June 7, 1990 - December 19, 2015

Derek John "Doot" "DJ" Koepp, 25, of Marquette, died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at UP Health System Marquette. He was born June 7, 1990 in Marquette, a son of Kevin and Melissa (Copley-Filizetti) Koepp. He graduated from MSHS with honors in 2008 and attended NMU earning Dean's List honors. Derek was employed for 9 years as a tire technician at Pomps Tire in Marquette. Derek had many loves...
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Melvin Jan MATULEWICZ

February 6, 1947 - December 11, 2015

Melvin Jan Matulewicz, age 68, passed away peacefully, Friday morning, December 11, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mel was born February 6, 1947, in Hamtramck, Michigan to the late John S. and Mary (Krosnowski) Matulewicz. Mel graduated from Roseville High School in 1965 and attended Macomb Community College in Roseville before transferring to Northern Michigan University...
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L. Wallace BRUCE

March 12, 1929 - December 11, 2015

L. Wallace Bruce was born into eternal life Friday afternoon, December 11, 2015 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in Marquette with his loving family at his side. He was born on March 27, 1929 in Marquette to the late Leo and Katherine (Konwinski) Bruce. L. Wallace "Wally" graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in Marquette. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1952 with a B...
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Elizabeth Ann BEAULIEU

April 28, 1941 - December 9, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu, 74, of Gwinn, formerly of Craig, Colorado, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. She was born April 28, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana, a daughter of the late Temple H. and Marguerite (Blackburn) Murray. Elizabeth was raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated as a Delta Gamma with a Bachelor's degree in Drama from Southern Methodist University. She...
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Marjorie F. ENWRIGHT

June 7, 1927 - December 9, 2015

Marjorie F. Enwright, 88, of Marquette, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, December 9, 2015 at Brookridge Heights with her loving family at her side and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Marge was born on June 7, 1927 in Negaunee, one of 10 children born to the late Morgan and Myrtle (Hawke) Quinn and was an area resident most of her life. She was a 1945 graduate of...
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William G. BRAZIER

February 26, 1939 - December 8, 2015

William G. Brazier, 76, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday evening, December 8, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Bill was born on February 26, 1939 in Pontiac, Michigan, a son of the late William I. and Thelma (Maddix) Brazier. He was a 1956 graduate of Royal Oak Dondero High School. He then attended the General Motors Institute,...
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