Obituaries

Paul P. Van Damme

WATSON — Paul P. Van Damme, 94, of Watson, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2018, at U.P Health System – Marquette. He was a resident of Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Paul is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Christopher) Van Damme-Hollis of Lakewood, Colorado, ...

Louis Munch

CALUMET — Louis Munch, 89, a resident of Calumet, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Robert A. ‘Cougar’ Cloutier

CALUMET — Robert A. “Cougar” Cloutier, 68, passed away at home peacefully on September 9, 2018, with his love and belief in Jesus Christ. He was born to ElRita (Rastello) Cloutier and Robert J. Cloutier of Laurium, on October 16, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School through the ...

Agnes P. Stahl

LAURIUM — Agnes P. Stahl, 77, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1941, in Lake Linden, to William and Lacreshia (Noye) Myers. She attended Lake Linden Hubbell Schools, and graduated with the Class of 1970. Agnes ...

Francis D. Kanniainen

HOUGHTON — Francis D. Kanniainen, 74, of Houghton, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Covington, on October 9, 1943, the son of the late Louie and Ruth (Niemi) Kanniainen. Francis graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Glenn Douglas ‘Doug’ Raudio

CALUMET — Glenn Douglas “Doug” Raudio, 78, completed his journey to fly with the angels on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He resided at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility since February of 2018. The family thanks David, Ryan, and all the nursing and aide staff for their kind and ...

Jenny Mukka

CALUMET — Jenny Mukka, 95, a resident of the Lighthouse of Hancock, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1923, in Gay, a daughter of the late Damien and Mary Louise (Ricard) Cardinal. She attended the Gay School. Jenny moved to Detroit after school, then ...

Robert A. ‘Cougar’ Cloutier

CALUMET — Robert A. “Cougar” Cloutier, 68, passed away at home peacefully on September 9, 2018, with his love and belief in Jesus Christ. He was born to ElRita (Rastello) Cloutier and Robert J. Cloutier of Laurium, on October 16, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School through the ...

Sylvia Ann Korpijarvi

MOHAWK — Sylvia Ann Korpijarvi, 94, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on October 1, 1923, in Hancock, to Seth and Veera (Linja) Beckman and attended Hancock Schools. During WWII, ...

Ruth E. Bessolo

CALUMET — Ruth E. Bessolo, 56, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Lighthouse at Hubbell. She was born on September 7, 1962, in Calumet, to Carlos and Martha (Kipina) Bessolo. Ruth loved spending time with her family, and especially loved ...

Gustavo Bourdieu

HANCOCK — Gustavo Bourdieu, 74, a resident of Hancock, suddenly passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

David J. Shanahan

HANCOCK — David J. Shanahan, 57, of Hancock, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Dave was born on October 6, 1961, in Grand Rapids, the son of the late Leo J. and Ardith (Stobacha) Shanahan. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael ...

Evelyn L. Karkoski

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Evelyn L. Karkoski (nee Rastello), 97, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, September 13, 2018. She joins her loving husband of 75 years, Frank J. Karkoski, in heaven. She was the beloved mother of David (Lillian) and Camille (Dr. Donald) Baccus; and ...

Leona M. Byers

Leona M. Byers, 89, was met in heaven by her family. After growing up in the Upper Peninsula, she went to nursing school and began a lifelong career as a registered nurse. Leona was many things, but first and foremost a Christian and caregiver to all. Her kind and caring nature was ...

Paul Joseph Kezele

TROY — Paul Joseph Kezele passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018, at Windemere Park in Troy, with his sister, Marion, and her husband, Bruce, by his side. He was born on September 14, 1935, in Mohawk, to Joseph B. Kezele and Delia (Thibodeau) Kezele. He was preceded in death by his ...

Jenny Mukka

Jenny Mukka, 95, a resident of The Lighthouse at Hancock, passed away on Monday evening, September 17, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Ruth E. Bessolo

CALUMET — Ruth E. Bessolo, 56, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Thomas Edward Heinonen

TRENARY — Thomas Edward Heinonen, 85, died peacefully at his home in Trenary, on Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 1, 1933, in Hancock, to George and Hannah (Naasko) Heinonen. He was married on April 14, 1956, to his wife of 60 years, ...

Rev. Thomas F. Schmied, O.F.M., Cap.

APPLETON, Wis. — Thomas Schmied, 75, Capuchin friar and priest, died on September 11, 2018. Tom was born in Columbus, Wisconsin, in 1943, the son of Francis and Lorraine Schmied. He was invested with the Capuchin habit in 1961, perpetually professed in 1967, and ordained a priest in ...

David J. Shanahan

HANCOCK — David J. Shanahan, 57, of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting his family with the arrangements.